The preceding scriptures of this week’s B’rit Chadasha reports that Yahshua on the last day of Sukkot the day of Hoshanna Rabba told the crowd that if “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. He also had had many arguments with the religious authorities challenging their interpretations of the scriptures. In their jealousy they began to plot against Him. They made one abortive attempt to arrest Him but fell under His words and returned to the Cohen Gadol without Him. In chapter eight we pick up the narrative referring to the Temple guard and the religious authorities and I will read from chapter 8, verse 1 through verse 11.
Then they all left, each one to his own home. 1 But Yahshua went to the Mount of Olives. 2 At daybreak, he appeared again in the Temple Court, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The Torah-teachers and the P