13.01.06 Mt. 21:10-11; Jn. 12:17-19
THE PHARISEES RECOGNIZE THE POPULARITY OF JESUS
Mt. 10 When He entered Jerusalem, the whole city was shaken, saying, “Who is this?”
11 And the crowds kept saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee!”
Jn. 17 Meanwhile, the crowd, which had been with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify. 18 This is also why the crowd met Him, because they heard He had done this sign.
19 Then the Pharisees said to one another, “You see? You’ve accomplished nothing. Look — the world has gone after Him!”
The people were in a fever pitch, awaiting the son of David, the Messiah. The Pharisees looked at each other and said, “Look — the world has gone after Him!” They realized they were in a losing battle with Jesus and needed to take matters into their own hands, even if it meant breaking conventional laws of justice.