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Revelation: Receiving Spiritual Truths

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Matthew 27:39-40 New International Version (NIV). “Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!”
Now, what those passing by did not understanding is this:  Jesus WAS doing exactly what they mocked Him about.  Jesus was —right then and there—allowing the temple (ie His body) to be destroyed, and three days later He would build it again (ie rise from the dead).
So what is the problem?  No revelation!  They heard words.  They had intellect—but they had no revelation.  Jesus prophesied that this resurrection would happen in John 2:18-22. The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”  They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days…