Shortly after we read in gnb that jesus and his

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Shortly after, we read in John 2:1-11 (GNB), that Jesus and his disciples went to a wedding in Cana. This is the actual point where Jesus revealed his glory to his disciples through the miracle of turning water to wine. Jesus used a sign to strengthen their faith in him and his power, Kevin G. Smith 2012. Kevin G Smith 2012, explains there are four events that concludes Jesus’ first Passover visit, namely the cleansing of the temple; performing miracles; teaching Nicodemus; baptising in Judea. According to AboutBibleProphecy.com 2013, as Jesus went into holy city of Jerusalem that was the most important city in the Jewish homeland at that time, He saw that the many people were selling animals and exchanging money in the Temple courts. 3
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This angered Jesus because the Temple was intended to be a place to worship God, but they turned it into a place for commerce. Kevin G. Smith 2012 suggests that Jesus, although angry, didn’t lose control of his emotions for he made a whip (that required time) out of some strands of rope and chased the merchants out of the holy Temple. Jesus said to them: "How dare you turn my Father's house into a market!" (John 2:16, GNB). According to John 2:18-21, by doing this Jesus claimed higher authority than the priests that made them question who he is and says his truly is. Yet they didn’t take the opportunity to let him prove himself to them, AboutBibleProphecy.com 2013. From John 2: 24 we read that while at the Passover, Jesus did many miracles but the people’s belief was superficial. Jesus knew their hearts and also knew their belief was not genuine. Jesus did not believe their faith was real. They believed only in his powers, not in his person; in the miracles, not in the Man (Son of God), Kevin G. Smith 2012.
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