Mark Chapter 11
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.
Richard's Mark Chapter 11 comment about verse 24 on 7/20/2014, 12:37am...
The first thing to notice in that verse is who is speaking. It is God who was manifest in flesh, God who cannot lie,. It is the one who can do for us exceeding abundantly above all that we are able to ask or think. The One who has promised and purchased eternal salvation for all who believe in Him. If we keep this in mind how can we not believe this promise also. When the man in Mark ch 9 asked the Lord "If you are able have compassion on us and help us. "The Lord answered "9if you can believe. All things are possible to him that believeth ". The man said "Lord I believe , help thou my unbelief. " This too is my prayer.
Ashila's Mark Chapter 11 comment about verse 23 on 6/15/2014, 10:35pm...
It powerful verse to me. I use this verse to stand in hard time. Prayers answered .
Paul ondiek's Mark Chapter 11 comment about verse 24 on 5/31/2014, 12:44pm...
God gave us everything we need in our human life,but you have to ask for it, is like you go to visit a freind and you reach at his door her door instade of knocking the door you just stand out side at the door, nobody will know that you are at the door
James t. washington's Mark Chapter 11 comment about verse 24 on 5/26/2014, 11:04am...
Mark 11 24 Jesus said it, and he can not lie.God said in Numbers 23 19 he is not a man that he should lie
Jackie's Mark Chapter 11 comment about verse 14 on 5/20/2014, 11:33am...
What was the purpose of Jesus making the fig tree barren?
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.
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