Mark Chapter 11
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15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
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Matthew Henry's Mark Chapter 11 Bible commentary...
Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem. (1-11) The barren fig-tree cursed, The temple cleansed. (12-18) Prayer in faith. (19-26) The priests and elders questioned concerning John the Baptist. (27-33)1-11 Christ's coming into Jerusalem thus remarkably, shows that he was not afraid of the power and malice of his enemies. This would encourage his disciples who were full of fear. Also, that he was not disquieted at the thoughts of his approaching sufferings. But all marked his humiliation; and these matters teach us not to mind high things, but to condescend to those of low estate. How ill it becomes Christians to take state, when Christ was so far from claiming it! They welcomed his person; Blessed is he that cometh, the "He that should come," so often promised, so long expected; he comes in the name of the Lord. Let him have our best affections; he is a blessed Saviour, and brings blessings to us, and blessed be He that sent him. Praises be to our God, who is in the highest heavens, over all, God blessed for ever.
12-18 Christ looked to find some fruit, for the time of gathering figs, though it was near, was not yet come; but he found none. He made this fig-tree an example, not to the trees, but to the men of that generation. It was a figure of the doom upon the Jewish church, to which he came seeking fruit, but found none. Christ went to the temple, and began to reform the abuses in its courts, to show that when the Redeemer came to Zion, it was to turn away ungodliness from Jacob. The scribes and the chief priests sought, not how they might make their peace with him, but how they might destroy him. A desperate attempt, which they could not but fear was fighting against God.
19-26 The disciples could not think why that fig-tree should so soon wither away; but all wither who reject Christ; it represented the state of the Jewish church. We should rest in no religion that does not make us fruitful in good works. Christ taught them from hence to pray in faith. It may be applied to that mighty faith with which all true Christians are endued, and which does wonders in spiritual things. It justifies us, and so removes mountains of guilt, never to rise up in judgment against us. It purifies the heart, and so removes mountains of corruption, and makes them plain before the grace of God. One great errand to the throne of grace is to pray for the pardon of our sins; and care about this ought to be our daily concern.
27-33 Our Saviour shows how near akin his doctrine and baptism were to those of John; they had the same design and tendency, to bring in the gospel kingdom. These elders did not deserve to be taught; for it was plain that they contended not for truth, but victory: nor did he need to tell them; for the works he did, told them plainly he had authority from God; since no man could do the miracles which he did, unless God were with him.
Constance's Mark Chapter 11 comment about verse 24 on 4/14/2014, 9:16pm...
Is it "believe you will receive them " or is the translation in the past tense "believe that you have already received them.. " I am a bit confused about the tense of this verse
Olivia's Mark Chapter 11 comment about verse 24 on 3/31/2014, 12:40pm...
What soever ye desire be sure that what you desire is in accordance to God 's will. When you pray, believe that you receive them thank God for giving it to you. And soon you will have it. Let your heart not doubt the power of prayer. Believing takes faith and patience. Some prayer take a little longer to be answered. But God does answer all prayers. Sometimes He may not give us what we ask for, but what we need.
Mlindeli's Mark Chapter 11 comment on 3/29/2014, 2:22pm...
Jesus expected to fing fig fruits but he did not and the response was that he cursed the tree. what is expected of you, make sure that you do everything that is expected of you and be in a position to account for it all
Fericore's Mark Chapter 11 comment on 3/13/2014, 8:51am...
Mark 11 was I can safely say the first Chapter in the Bible where I got tremendous inspiration by the Holy Spirit and got immense insight into spiritual interpretation of the Word of God The Word of God is not merely as we read it it is beyond that we always need inspiration by the Holy Ghost to really get insight of the Word of God This morning the Holy Ghost was telling me about how the Word of God can be referred to as a house seen from one direction The way the person who has seen that house from that particular direction can only describe it as such any other additions would be imaginary and therefore a lie It goes also that he who sees the house from two sides would only have two ways of describing that house However the one who actually navigates all around the house including the inside and the roof would have a full view of the house We need to have a full view of the Word of God to fully comprehend IT I will post what the Holy Spirit revealed to me over this powerful Chapter in my next post Thanks and may the Lord Jesus Christ reveal His word to you ALL in Jesus name
Olayemi monday's Mark Chapter 11 comment on 2/13/2014, 10:41am...
THIS CHAPTER IS GOOD FOR ALL CHRISTIANS THAT WE SHOULD BELIEVE IN GOD ALSO HAVE STRONG FAITH WHATSOEVER WE ASK FROM GOD IN FAITH HE WILL DO IT FOR US
Thuso's Mark Chapter 11 comment on 2/03/2014, 5:11pm...
Lovely chapter I enjoyed and understood in Jesus Name Amen #GreaterGlory
Napitenkah's Mark Chapter 11 comment on 1/04/2014, 7:26pm...
This is interesting in that it shows, that Jesus would curse a fig tree that was out of season for growing figs, so that no one could ever eat figs from it again, and die. So he could show that you can do anything you desire if you believe? People continually say he voided out the ways of the old testament, but here he reaffirms it. Cursed a living thing, because it didn't bear fruit outside of when it was designed to grow.
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