It is clear that Jesus the Christ’s direct command to the dove sellers and His actions (chasing the sellers and currency exchangers out of the Temple) point to this Divine Truth: The promised Holy Spirit would not be able to dwell or function in an unclean Temple (He neither would be able to live in nor fill up the lives of godless men and women). By drawing attention to the merchants and moneychangers’ business-like atmosphere in God’s House, Jesus the Christ also is pointing out their spiritual errors to them, for they were putting emphasis on selling and buying inside God’s sacred House while ignoring the weightier reasons for being there—prayer and worship.
When Jesus the Christ was pierced in His side, both blood and water flowed out of Him. Thus, at His death He released not only His cleansing blood that washes away the sins of the entire world, but also God’s living water (the power of the Holy Spirit), which now flows from Heaven out of Jesus the Christ’s belly. Therefore, the Lord, and not humans, is the source of Living Water!
Speaking in “tongues” is basically a supernatural act, which means it belongs to the realm of “signs and wonders.” Nevertheless, believers do benefit from speaking in “tongues.” For this reason, it is important for believers to understand that the “tongues” spoken on the Day of Pentecost set the stage for two miracles to happen: (1) a supernatural speaking miracle, “and” (2) a supernatural hearing miracle.