Mark Chapter 11

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Mark 11

1 And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,

2 And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.

3 And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.

4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.

5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?

6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.

7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.

8 And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.

9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:

10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.

11 And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.

12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:

13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.

14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

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;

16 And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.

17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.

18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.

19 And when even was come, he went out of the city.

20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.

21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

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.

24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

27 And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders,

28 And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things?

29 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

30 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me.

31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?

32 But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed.

33 And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

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27 thoughts on “Mark Chapter 11

  1. You can clearly see that Jesus can control any beast. No man had rode upon this colt, and just by the power of our God. He spoke it out again to the owners for his use of the colt and rode it to town.

    Wow, the owners didn’t question nor hinder this request nor did the colt buck him. You Texans should be shouting hallejah by now. Because you know that was a miracle right there. If you don’t believe that try riding a horse that’s never been riden.

    2 And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.

    “Our King is Riding once more, and upon his vesture will say King of Kings & Lord of Lords”, and this time it will be with his power and glory. It won’t be a donkey……He will be accompanied with who? You decide of whom you will follow!

    “Keep the Faith”………………………..,……

  2. Verses 22-25 MSG “Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say, ‘Go jump in the lake’—no shuffling or shilly-shallying—and it’s as good as done. That’s why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you’ll get God’s everything. And when you assume the posture of prayer, remember that it’s not all asking. If you have anything against someone, forgive—only then will your heavenly Father be inclined to also wipe your slate clean of sins.” Praying for absolutely everything……every step that we take, every action that we do, every thought that comes, every word that we speak. Lord be in the midst of it ALL. iPray weekend…..the posture of prayer…..breaking ground as we bind, declare, lay aside and are baptized with the fire of the Holy Ghost as we (POFW) walk in truth.

  3. 25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. 26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. 27 And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders, 28 And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things? 29 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

    The Power of Forgiveness…….
    It is our duty to be sure we have forgiven those in our lives who have hurt, brought pain to our lives so that we can operate in the authority of the Lord. If He comes to our tree and finds unforgiveness, there will be unfruitfulness and He may do like the fig tree and curse it so that it can no longer produce fruit. We must search our hearts diligently and be willing to let go of those hurts so that they can be healed and they don’t hold us back from becoming what God has intended us to become. Unforgiveness can rob from us our future and our potential….. if not taken care of.

  4. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.

    8 And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.

    9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:

    10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.

    The people were bringing the colt for Jesus to ride through the streets of the city. Not just a colt but a colt man had never rode. The reason was obvious they came to worship the King, Hosanna in the highest. These people began to worship and praise God and magnify him.
    We should always praise God for the great works he is doing for all people.

  5. Mark 11:31-33 (KJV Strong’s)
    ” 31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him? 32 But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed. 33 And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.”

    Pride or Revelation

    What an a question they had asked! The answer to this question would no doubt have blown their minds.

    By what authority do he do these things? The answer would have revealed who he was to them.

    Yet out of pride, and desire to please men, and a fear of men they chose to remain in mystery.

    Jesus said answer me and I will tell you. His answer was ready. Yet they thought he would give a follow up question “then why didn’t you believe him?”

    What they did not realize is the value of the truth Jesus was poised to give. He would have told them, and it would be in scripture today for us to read as well.

    Sometimes we need to answer hard questions even if it may place ourselves in danger.

    We must be willing to let our pride die, or even die ourselves to experience all that God has to offer!

    Revelation 12:11 (KJV Strong’s)
    ” 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

  6. The importance of forgiveness

    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.
    24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
    25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
    26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

    Forgiving is a very hard thing to do. Some people will say I forgive but not forget; then that is NOT forgiveness. Where will we be if our Lord forgave our sins but never forgot them? Instead our Lord in His Great Mercy but Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. That means FOREVER ERASED. Jesus Christ is our example of Forgiveness; for after all He suffer in the cross in Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Referring to those who have just nailed Him to the cross and torture Him.
    To forgive, truly forgive we must FORGET what was done and begin from a blank slate. The action of forgiveness has no end. We should always forgive no matter what, and forget no matter what, that is the only way we can overcome our emotions and weaknesses. Forgiving and Forgetting that is the way of Christ our Lord and Savior. Should we get tired of forgiving someone??? No, for Jesus said in Matthew 18:21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
    If you do NOT forgive and forget, the Lord might sentence you with the same harshness you are sentencing your brother.
    May His Mercy and Grace teach us to be merciful with each other. In Jesus Name AMEN

  7. THE ETERNAL PAIN OF A GRUDGE

    25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
    26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

    Forgiveness is the engine of the Kingdom of GOD. Forgiveness is powerful enough to save and or condemn a soul for eternity. I have the choice and power to live my life unaffected when others do not forgive me or hold a grudge against me; however if I hold a grudge or live in a way as to not forgive others, my very being will be affected. I will be hardened, closed, angry, defensive and other negative attributes will influence and eventually rule my life.

    Besides the temporal pain and hinderances of failure to forgive here in this life the judgment of rejecting the MERCY of GOD through HIS forgiveness is very costly for eternity and is NOT worth the attention you may receive from the victim mentality that others may show.

    When you PRAY – FORGIVE.

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  8. “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” The Lord (Jesus) told them to do so when they pray, and then told them; “And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any”. If one will pray for ones desires, than one should also be as willing or more to forgive, as God (Jesus) also said; “But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.” What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  9. 25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

    26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

    Forgiveness is so important in the kingdom of God. God help me to always forgive others like you forgive me.

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    5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?
    6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.

    I was imagining if this would have happened today in the 21 Century that the disciples would have been arrested and put behind bars. The times have truly changed but the sacrifice of Jesus and his promises change not.

  11. 20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.

    21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

    A tree that gives no fruit is dead in Gods eyes.

  12. 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

    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.

    24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

    Our GOD is an AWESOME GOD!!! Have faith in GOD. If you believe that you shall receive it, then get ready for it. It’s already on its way!!

  13. 27 And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders,
    28 And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things?
    29 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
    30 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me.
    31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?
    32 But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed.
    33 And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

    God is an awesome god.

  14. Called

    17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.

    There is insight here that, 1) the Lord’s house would be known among the nations, and 2) it would be called the house of prayer. Not only do we have to ask “are we known as the house of prayer?” but also “are we living up to that reputation if we do have it?” Additionally, are we even known? Have we gone forth to the nations to preach and teach the gospel? Is the church of the Living God known as it should be? And when the world sees us, what are we called? Are we known as The Called, chosen of God, or just another religious group? Just as the fig tree withered in accordance to it’s lack of fruit, so will we be known by our fruits; good, bad, or absent.

    1 Peter 2:9
    But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light

  15. 12 The next morning as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry.
    13 He noticed a fig tree in full leaf a little way off, so he went over to see if he could find any figs. But there were only leaves because it was too early in the season for fruit.
    14 Then Jesus said to the tree, “May no one ever eat your fruit again!” And the disciples heard him say it. (NLT)

    We cannot become as this fig tree. This fig tree looked the part from a distance and even caught the eye of Jesus. But once Jesus approached the tree He realized there was not a single fruit and commanded it never bear fruit again.

    We can look the part and go through the motions like no ones business but when you are approached what is your attitude like? What does your heart look like and what are its true intentions? We can go through these motions and cry out God use me and say well God has to use me, I mean look at me! Well yes He’s looking and Yes He’ll use you, but how will He use you?

    Will He use you to show His glory and power, to show and bear His fruit and trust that you will return all the glory and fruit for Him?
    Or will you be so caught up in looking the part that you never bear any fruit and in turn God will use you as an example of what not to do and say You are no longer to bear my fruit?

    Oh God have mercy! Reveal to me if I ever become so consumed in the motions that I forget the true purpose of bearing fruit for You and Your kingdom.

  16. 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
    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.
    24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

    Speak things into existence. We have that power. We just have to believe what ever we say will happen.

  17. MATTHEW 11 Early in his ministry Jesus left his hometown of Nazareth and settled in Capernaum, located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. He ministered in Capernaum and in tMATTHEW 11 Early in his ministry Jesus left his hometown of Nazareth and settled in Capernaum, located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. He ministered in Capernaum and in the nearby towns of Korazin (often spelled Chorazin) and Bethsaida (see “Map 11” to locate all three towns). Korazin is mentioned in the Bible only in Matthew 11:21 and the parallel passage in Luke 10:13, where all three towns came under Jesus’ condemnation for their failure to repent. They were, after all, “the cities in which most of his miracles had been performed” (Mt 11:20)

    Korazin is located about an hour’s walk (2.5 mi or 4 km) north of Capernaum on a basalt plateau known as the Korazin Plateau, about 800 feet (244 m) above the Sea of Galilee. It is described in Jewish sources as a medium-sized town noted for its wheat production. The main road to Damascus passed by a little to the north, so commerce, as well as agriculture, played an important role in the economy of the community.
    The ruins of Korazin cover an area of more than 80 acres. Excavations and literary sources indicate that the city was founded in the first century a.d. and thrived until the Arab conquest in the eighth century. A civic center and a number of domestic complexes, all made of local black basalt stone and dating from the third to eighth centuries a.d., have been uncovered. The civic center, arranged in an east-west direction on the gently sloping plateau, is comprised of a synagogue, ritual bath complex, cisterns and public buildings. After the Arab conquest Korazin declined and was eventually abandoned.he nearby towns of Korazin (often spelled Chorazin) and Bethsaida (see “Map 11” to locate all three towns). Korazin is mentioned in the Bible only in Matthew 11:21 and the parallel passage in Luke 10:13, where all three towns came under Jesus’ condemnation for their failure to repent. They were, after all, “the cities in which most of his miracles had been performed” (Mt 11:20).n

  18. 25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

    26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses

    God is a merciful God and he forgave many of us in deep rotten ungodly sin. He wants us to love and serve him and be willing to forgive just like he does. It’s not always easy and sometimes it hurts but whenever we have trouble forgiving others all we have to do is remember God’s mercy toward us. That makes it allot easier to forgive.

  19. 25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

    26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

    Forgiveness is a very important issue to The Lord. How can we expect The Lord to forgive us when we cannot forgive our neighbor. Un-forgiveness in an individual, robs the person of many blessings and makes one bitter holding on to grudges. In the Lord’s Prayer example we are instructed to forgive. Asking The Lord for forgiveness depends on if we have forgiven those who have trespassed against us. One is not really doing in them a favor by forgiving some one who has hurt you in the past, but rather, doing ourselves a great favor and blessing by releaseing (forgiving) those who have wrong you. Un-forgiveness can release the tormentors into your life.. Think about who really gets blessed by it.?

    Matthew 18:34-35New King James Version (NKJV)

    34 And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.

    35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”

  20. The season for fruit

    13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.

    14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

    Although many things go in seasons there is no season for fruit in the kingdom of God. This story tells us that we have to always be bearing fruit. We always have to be reaching the lost and leading them to Christ. I we fail to do that we are cursed. I pray that we go out and make some fruit.

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  21. The Fruit Will Tell

    14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

    Jesus is looking for friut in our lives. He could have easily commanded the tree to make the fruit right in front of him, but instead he cursed it when it did not produce on its own. In life we are the trees that Jesus is passing. If he is hungry and wants fruit I want to know that my work in the kingdom is bringing the fruit that he wants. I don’t want to be cursed and dry up from the roots.

    Drying up from the roots means that the tree lost it’s life because it’s foundation lost it’s water. If we are grounded in Jesus then our water is the Holy Ghost. The way that we would dry up from the roots is that our foundation in Christ would lose it’s Holy Ghost and we would have no more living water. Our fruit would no more be aren’t by anyone because we would be dead.

    Lord help me to stay grounded in your word and filled with the living water of the Holy Ghost. (Spring up oh well, spring up!). Lord let the fruits of my labors be pleasing to you on a day when someone is hungry. Let me have a word spoken in due season for those who hunger after you.

  22. Unforgiveness is stated in the bible to be one of only two sins that God will not look over. For if you can not forgive someone else, why would you expect God to forgive you of your sins? We must all remember not to hold resentment in our hearts and to forgive the people who have hurt us no matter how bad it may be.

    Because unforgiveness is like poison that affects our own hearts. The devil doesn’t want us to forgive others because he wants us to suffer with that hate in our hearts. But we have the power over the devil and God gives us instructions on how to avoid his tricks. One of them is right here: Forgive

  23. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

    Amen!!!! Gods promises will never fade away! Thank you Jesus!!!

  24. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

    If you have a need pray it and believe it. Jesus says your prayer will come to pass when your faith and prayer are sincere and you believe it. Repent and forgive so God can forgive you.

  25. The Colt !!!! 2. two of his disciples And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him. 3. And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither. 4. And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him. 5. And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt? 6. And they said unto them even as Je’-sus had commanded: and they let them go. 7. And they brought the colt to Je’-sus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him. I LOVE YOU JESUS !!!!! You are Worthy Lord !!!!

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