In the Temple he (Jesus) saw merchants selling cattle, sheep, and doves for sacrifices; he also saw dealers at tables exchanging foreign money. Jesus made a whip from some ropes and chased them all out of the Temple. He drove out the sheep and cattle, scattered the money changers' coins over the floor, and turned over their tables. Then going over to the people who sold doves, he told them, "Get these things out of here. Stop turning my Father's house into a marketplace. Then his disciples remembered this prophecy from the Scriptures: "Passion for God's house will consume me." John 2:13-17
Can God dwell in it, or is it cluttered with the goings on of this world?
Jesus saw the state of the Temple and in no uncertain terms cleaned it out. God's house a sanctuary for prayer had become a place of wheeling and dealing.
If our Temple is cluttered with the things of this world then there will be inadequate space for Hope.
God wants us to free up the space that is occupied with hopeless things and allow His Hope to reside there.
We are His temples. It is time to spring clean them and make them ready so that the Holy Spirit can continually empower us with Hope.
Passion for God's house
We too must have "passion for God's house" so that we can be consumed by that same Holy Spirit.
Do not be afraid of cleansing the Temple, but instead rejoice that we still have time to be made ready for the Greater Kingdom.
Hope can conquer anything when it has free reign in our lives. Jesus desires us to be recipients of that Hope. He only ever does what is good and right for us, so prepare your Temples for a new breakthrough in your lives.