"Jesus answered them, Destroy this temple, and will raise it again in three days."NIV
"Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."KJV
Haven't we all been told something, given information, and thought we understood what was said? The Scribes and Pharisees thought they understood the message Jesus told them about destroying the temple and raising it in 3 days. They weren't listening. He said, "This temple." He was not pointing to the actual temple of worship. He didn't say He would "rebuild it" in three days. He said He would "raise it up" in three days. He was telling them what was going to happen but their eyes were blinded and their ears were dull. Well, it did happen. And what Jesus said is exactly what happened. If we watch and listen to the words of Christ more closely, we will know Him so much better and be closer to the kingdom of God.
Heavenly Father, we recognize that You knew the plan of the Cross before the foundation of the world. Help us to stay in the Word with Holy Spirit anointing so that we will know the truth and live it everyday. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.