Illustration of John 2:18-21 NLT -- But the Jewish leaders demanded, "What are you doing? If God gave you authority to [clear the Temple of the money changers and animals], show us a miraculous sign to prove it.""All right," Jesus replied. "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.""What!" they exclaimed. "It has taken forty-six years to build this Temple, and you can rebuild it in three days?"But when Jesus said "this temple," he meant his own body.