and began saying to Him, “By what authority are You doing these things, or who gave You this authority to do these things?” Mark 11:28
Who does Jesus think he is? This is what the Pharisees were saying to him. Who do you think you are coming in here and questioning our religious traditions! Who do you think you are clearing out all the money and merchants from the Temple! Who do you think you are claiming you are The Son of God!
The Pharisees were very angry with Jesus, because he turned there world upside down, he challenged the purity of their hearts and integrity of serving God. Jesus was changing the way the entire world was going to worship God!
We challenge Jesus authority also, Jesus says to deny yourself and carry your cross. Who do you think you are to tell me to deny myself! Jesus tells us to sell everything and give to the poor, who are you to tell me how to spend my money! Jesus tells us to love our enemies, who are you to tell me how to love!
And Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question, and you answer Me, and then I will tell you by what authority I do these things. Mark 11:29
Jesus changed the world and if you let him into your heart, he will change you also! Can you answer this question, what authority is Jesus doing these things? What do you believe in your heart? Is Jesus your Lord of Lords? Your King of Kings? Is Jesus your God? Then you know by what authority Jesus is doing these things!
Answering Jesus, they said, “We do not know.” And Jesus said to them, “Nor will I tell you by what authority I do these things.” Mark 11:33
Don’t be a copout like the Pharisees, you know who Jesus is! Anyone who denies him before others he will deny You before the Father! Obey Christ and be Set Free Amen!