Matthew Chapter 21 

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Matthew 21

And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,

Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.

And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.

And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?

11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased,

16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

17 And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.

18 Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.

19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.

20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!

21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?

24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?

26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

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

28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.

29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.

30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.

31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:

34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.

35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.

37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.

40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?

41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.

46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.

48 thoughts on “Matthew Chapter 21 

  1. 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

    22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

    Faith grows by reading the word of God Romans 10:17 (NKJV) says, So then, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. By obeying the word of God, James 1:22-24(NKJV) But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.

    Doubts and fears will destroy your faith and without faith it’s impossible to please God. I love God’s simplicity. When we have faith we can command a mountain to move but without it we are nothing and we are not of Him.

  2. And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,

    2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.

    3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

    4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

    5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

    6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

    7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.

    8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

    9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

    10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?

    11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

    This coming of Christ was described by the prophet Zechariah, Zechariah 9:9. When Christ would appear in his glory, it is in his meekness, not in his majesty, in mercy to work salvation. As meekness and outward poverty were fully seen in Zion’s King, and marked his triumphal entrance to Jerusalem, how wrong covetousness, ambition, and the pride of life must be in Zion’s citizens! They brought the ass, but Jesus did not use it without the owner’s consent. The trappings were such as came to hand. We must not think the clothes on our backs too dear to part with for the service of Christ. The chief priests and the elders afterwards joined with the multitude that abused him upon the cross; but none of them joined the multitude that did him honour. Those that take Christ for their King, must lay their all under his feet. Hosanna signifies, Save now, we beseech thee! Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord! But of how little value is the applause of the people! The changing multitude join the cry of the day, whether it be Hosanna, or Crucify him. Multitudes often seem to approve the gospel, but few become consistent disciples. When Jesus was come into Jerusalem all the city was moved; some perhaps were moved with joy, who waited for the Consolation of Israel; others, of the Pharisees, were moved with envy. So various are the motions in the minds of men upon the approach of Christ’s kingdom.

  3. The end of verses 12-14 MSG says “…..Now there was room for the blind and crippled to get in. They came to Jesus and he healed them.” This reminded me of what Bishop Cornwell always reminded us of “There is Room in the House of God for Everybody”.

    Verses 21-22 MSG “But Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Yes—and if you embrace this kingdom life and don’t doubt God, you’ll not only do minor feats like I did to the fig tree, but also triumph over huge obstacles. This mountain, for instance, you’ll tell, ‘Go jump in the lake,’ and it will jump. Absolutely everything, ranging from small to large, as you make it a part of your believing prayer, gets included as you lay hold of God.” Yes, Lord, to your will and to your way….Thy Kingdom.

  4. 9 Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying, Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord ! Hosanna in the highest!

  5. St. Matthew 21:12-15
    12) And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves.
    13) And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
    14) And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.
    15) And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased.

    The Church should be a place where people can come pray, be healed, and worship God.

  6. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
    Matthew 21:22 KJV

    Praise the Lord!!!

    Believing I shall receive…. one day the prodigals that I am praying for shall all return home❤ 100’s of children are returning to POFW and i rejoice in the LORD! Thank you Jesus!!!!!

  7. It just takes a little. Just a little. Just be doubtless be fearless. You can climb that mountain. “Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭21:21-22‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    http://bible.com/1/mat.21.21-22.kjv

  8. Matthew 20 :12-13 )English Amp) And Jesus went into temple ( whole temple enclosure) and drove ou who brought and sold in the sacred place, and He turned over the four- footed tables of the money changers and chairs of those who sold doves. [ 13] He said to them, The Scripture says, My house shall be called a house of prayer; But You have made it a den of robbers. Jesus was very angry . For in My house there will not be no acts of violence or robbers , for My house will be a house of prayer. My covenant by conscientious obedience. I will praise the Lord at all times. I bless you in the name ofJesus.

  9. 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
    22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive

    The biggest lie the devil ever said was telling the world he didn’t exist and the church doesnt have power. Satan spends so much time trying to convince is how small and inadequate we are and attempting to steal our faith from us yo keep us from loosing power and sound mind. It’s time we accelerate past this and utilize every bit of faith we have to grow in the Holy Ghost.

  10. 14. Then the blind and the lame came to the temple, and Jesus healed them.

    15. Rings of children circled round and sang, “Hosanna to the Son of David.” But the priests and scribes didn’t understand. When they saw the upturned tables, the walking paralytics, and the singing children, they were shocked, indignant, and angry, and they did not understand. Voice

    Can you imagine the scene when they came to the temple?
    Tables overturned, money on the floor, children singing, people celebrating their healing…but in the midst of all the chaos, Jesus calmly healing those that were in need.
    Sometimes Jesus may have to first turn some things upside down to bring you peace and healing in the midst of your chaos.

  11. Matthew 21 12 &13
    12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
    13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

  12. 15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased,

    16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

    17 And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.

    Next time someone comes at you because of what you believe and preach, show it to them in the Word!

    This is the advantage Apostolics have, that everything we believe is in the word of God. The problem is that we have to truth but don’t know we’re its in the Bible.

    Prepare yourself to give a response for your faith!

  13. 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
    22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

    42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
    43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

  14. iLove the Kingdom

    Mat 21:20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!
    Mat 21:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
    Mat 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

    Jesus did not think twice when it came to “breaking the laws of nature”. This is the way we as believers should walk through this present world. Our eyes should not see the “impossibilities” of the circumstances around us but should always see the possibilities of a very credible God! Just as a side note, I want to paste this note from e-sword that I read with this chapter this morning…

    “The Lord is always saying: What will ye that I shall do? Let us not ask small things. We honor Him by making great demands. Our greatest requests come far short of His generosity and resources. It seems as though we are always giving Him pain by the meagerness of our expectation. Whatever people say, cry out so much the more! But remember it is not the outcry, but your need and your faith which will arrest His steps.”

  15.  saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!

    21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

    J.soliz

  16. THY KINGDOM COME
    BUILD IT OR LOSE IT

    42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
    43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

    Seeking JESUS and HIS Kingdom first in our lives daily is establishing HIM as the STONE. He is the Head of the Corner, HE is leading, giving instructions and thereby everything we do is founded or BUILT on HIM.

    JESUS said that if there is no FRUIT or evidence of this commitment that he would take from us HIS Kingdom. Let these words and inspiration motivate us to daily and even continually seek FIRST The Kingdom of GOD.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  17. 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The Kingdom of GOd shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
    🙏🏼

  18. 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

    22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

    23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?

    24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

  19. 13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
    14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.
    15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased,

    The church is a sanctuary, a place of refuge or safety and Jesus healed these men there. When we enter the sanctuary, we enter a place we’re healing, deliverance and miracles take place. There are always needs in the church and we should come expecting our God to meet those needs, having the same compassion for others that Jesus has.

  20. 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
    22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

    Doubt not and believe – these are the only two “catches” that God inserts. Remember we have what we speak, and too often we ignorantly speak negativity into our own lives. Take that negative thinking and transform it into faith by wholeheartedly believing in our mighty God! “Faith, faith, faith, just a little bit of faith,” is all it takes!!

  21. I tell you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation that will produce the proper fruit.
    Matthew 21:43 NLT

    This is why it’s so important to allow the Word of God to prune us, whether it be personal Bible study or Pastor’s preaching. The Word of God is a double edged sword and it is meant to cut, trim, pierce, and prune us into the people who God is constantly molding us into. I’m so thankful that my God and my Pastor continue to mold me.

  22. Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.
    Matthew 21:2‭-‬3 KJV

    This was not an easy thing that Jesus asked of them. In our day, it would be like being asked to go take a stranger’s car. It showed the faith and obedience of the disciples. We don’t see them arguing or making excuses. They don’t seem to be afraid of repercussions or taken back at all. They simply went and did as commanded.

    This story also shows the acceptance at that time of Jesus as Lord, and the willingness of the owner to give that which was costly immediately in worship to God. No matter the cost, no questions asked, no proof needed, no hesitation; if the Lord needs this, it’s His. I once heard a preacher say, concerning this passage, “There’s no telling what God would give you if He knew He could have it back when He had need of it.”

    What have we been blessed with that we have been asked to give back or to use for His glory? It is dangerous for us to hold to anything so tight that we cannot immediately release it when the Spirit so moves. He blesses us to bless others. He gives us jobs to support the work of the Kingdom, big houses for hospitality, and abundance to distribute as He sees fit. We cannot treat the riches God has entrusted to us as though they are our own to give or to withhold according to what pleases us.

    “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth…

    And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

    So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God…

    For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
    Luke 12:15, 19‭-‬21‭, ‬34 KJV

  23. Matthew 21
    21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

    Bible > Hebrews > Chapter 11 > Verse 1
    Hebrews 11:1
    New International Version
    Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

    New Living Translation
    Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.

    English Standard Version
    Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

    Berean Study Bible
    Now faith is the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do not see.

    Berean Literal Bible
    Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not being seen.

    New American Standard Bible
    Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

    King James Bible
    Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

    Faith no matter what translation it is ;is a hope.
    I’ve learned that faith does not mean you get what
    Look at what you are hoping for. Is it materialistic ?
    Is it a relationship? Some mountains we have faith that they will be removed were placed there by God. For His purpose . Some sickness are not healed not because of doubt but for the salvation of the individuals or someone else. Some trials are tests to put our faith in check. Step back and see what are you really asking on faith rom God is it for self gratification or for the working of the Father’s Kingdom. I’ve had a lot of faith and it was without doubt but have learned that though there is nothing too big or too small for God . I must pray thy will be done. That is when true faith steps in without fear without doubt.
    In Jesus name

  24. 13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

    “What Did You Say?” was the message from Sunday Night. We were encouraged to examine our vocabulary, are we speaking life or death. After reading the scripture above, we see Jesus calls His House a House of Prayer! What do we call the house of God? Do we call the church a house of prayer or a house of work? Is it the King’s house for you to worship Him or a place for you to meet up with friends.

    It is whatever we SPEAK it to be!

    A House of Prayer
    A House of Miracles, Signs, and Wonders
    A House of Blessing
    A House for the widowed and fatherless
    A House for the broken to be made whole
    This is the King’s House!

  25. 13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

    “Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the Lord.”
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭7:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    “Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭56:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    If we truly want to be a house of prayer, we cannot defile ourselves by allowing carnal things into our lives. If we want to be a house of prayer, we must build a life of prayer.

    Lord, Make Me A House
    Make Me A House of Prayer
    Lord, Make Me A House
    Make Me A House of Prayer
    A House of Prayer

    May The Fire On My Altar Never Burn Out
    The Fire On My Altar Never Burn Out
    May The Fire On My Altar Never Burn Out
    Make Me A House of Prayer
    Day And Night
    Night And Day

  26. 9 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.

    My grandfather had fig trees in his garden. The fruit of the fig tree generally appears before the leaves, and, because the fruit is green it blends in with the leaves right up until it is almost ripe. So, as Jesus approached this tree with leaves – there should have been fruit. The obvious comparison is with our lives. What fruit do we bare? Are we good, church-going, God-fearing, holy people but bare no fruit? If Jesus was to take an account of our lives today would he find sustenance or just deficiency?

  27. 9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
    Hosanna means please save or as it’s written in the Messianic psalm, save us now… from our circumstances, from the Roman rule and when Jesus didn’t, the crowd would later shout, crucify him. Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord : O Lord , I beseech thee, send now prosperity. Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord : we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord .
    Psalms 118:25‭-‬26 KJV
    Matthew also references Psalm 18 in the following verses: The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
    Psalms 118:22‭-‬23 KJV
    Even though there were many Scriptures pointing to His coming they could not distinguish the time of His suffering and the time of His reign.

  28. The Table

    12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

    13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

    14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

    When the Kingdom of God comes, the Bible says that signs miracles and wonders will follow. If these things are not happening, maybe we have to examine our tables. What happens at the table will determine what happens at your altar. Examine my table Lord.

  29. 19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.

    20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!

    21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

    22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

  30. Josiah: 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
    With God all things are possible, and with faith our prayers to God can be answered. God is not bound by time. People sometimes keep asking God to do things that He already Has done we just have to wait to see it and praise God in advance for it. So, let us Go Have Faith in Jesus and Praise Him in Advance!

  31. “I tell you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation that will produce the proper fruit.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭21:43‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    What kind of fruit are we the people (POFW) producing? Is it the Kingdom of God fruit? I would say YES with 59 baptisms, 130 Holy Ghost, and 75 Refillings year to date. We are actively teaching bible studies and assimilating disciples. I’m thankful for the people of God that Seek the Kingdom 1st!

  32. Jesus had to remind them that ‘It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer’. It was always supposed to be known as the house of prayer, but it had become so common a place unto them they had allowed even the money changers to set up shop. This may seem extreme, but to those in the world that’s what the church is there for… just a place to gather for all those inconvenient activities that prick their conscience. God’s house however, is not the community hall. It’s supposed to be a place of prayer and worship where his word is spoken in liberty with authority!

    Notice that it was not until after he had cleared out the moneychangers and reminded them of the temple’s purpose that ‘the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.’ It is hard to imagine that the priests would actually be displeased by the wonders he did, and yet they were, so he reminded them of another scripture: ‘And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?’

    We are by no means babes and sucklings as a movement, but in comparison to the long established religions of the world, perhaps it’s still worth remembering his words. Praise is not perfected in the long standing traditions of men… it’s perfected in that child like spirit of faith that cries out to God in appreciation of all his benefits! That child like boldness that isn’t afraid to declare his light unto the world. That child like persistence that refuse to give up what God has so graciously given to his people. Why should we care who is displeased when it is God we have come to worship!

  33. 12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

    13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

    14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

  34. “And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭21:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Just got a little in sight about our bodies being the temple for the Holy Ghost
    “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    How do you think Jesus feels when we chose to listen to certain things? Perhaps even do certain things? I would imagine the feelings he has here in Matthew 21:12 are mutual to how He feels when we chose to live with sin, in sin, or do sin. I would say Jesus wants to flip a table on us.
    It hurts Him but only because it hurts us. That’s how much He loves us and His death proved his Love to each of us and it’s sad that we overlook that when we’re living our life with sin…..it’s like a spit in the face, a lash with a whip, a crucifixion all over again. Think about that when we decide to sin intentionally.

  35. 2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me

    Detailed directions…….. Many people say GOD doesn’t look at the detaiks but here HE gave detailed instructions…… HE didn’t say go look for the ass in one of those villages over yonder, HE GAVE SPECIFICS…….

  36. 4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

    If you find it in the book, the bible His word, it’s true and will certainly come to pass.

  37. You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.”(Matthew 21:22 NLT)

    Prayer is a powerful thing, especially in having a relationship with God. We must have faith that what we pray for will come to pass. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.(Hebrews 11:1 KJV)

  38. 13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

    When we come into the house of God it should be with thanksgiving. For I was glad when they said unto me let us go into the house of the Lord! (Ps 122:1) Going to church can sometimes be a challenge because of responsibilities, but we are first accountable to God. Without God we would not have a job, car, family, a home or breath in our lungs. So taking care of our spiritual man (or woman) is vital. The house of God is to be a house of prayer and not a place for convenience

    • …continued

      Jesus calls them a den of thieves because they are stealing away the dedication to God. To take the attention and focus off God is a distraction. Those distractions can cause disunity. Prayer is a union or conversation in the presence of God. Jesus wants us to seek him first. To come prepared with a kingdom mindset to be in his presence. Church isn’t me time it’s my opportunity to worship Jesus.

  39. 6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

    Either your a disciple or your not!!! Either your a follower of Christ or Not!!! We can’t be lukewarm and expect to listen to God only when we want to. If we call ourselves truly followers of the one and true living King, we must obey His commands no matter what he says for us to do!!! We have to put in our minds that the Creator, the One Who Rules EVERYTHING, the one that Commands a leaf to fall is commanding us to do something, we must do it!!! This verse clearly states that they went and did…not thought about it or told Him no!!!!

    1 Samuel 15:22 22But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

    Proverbs 21:3 3To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

    Help me Lord obey your every command!!!

  40. Jesus my savior…

    I look like at this passage that Jesus will destroy the person who hurts a believer. I do believe. Jesus has seen the people who are not believers you love them and they always have a testimony when they start living for you and except you and do all the the way good to you and obey your ways Jesus.
    But what I also believe is the Christian that says they are a believer and they cuss or practice formication still smoke argue and get angry all the time… Makes be believe otherwise.
    So should I get closer to that person or stay away from that person. Well I think this is the time I have to evaluate my self. Maybe I’m not living like a Christian should and when they see me they see something evil.
    But all Jesus did was explain to the people in parables so they could get a better understanding on God’s word and for the unbeliever .

    I felt sad for a minute when the scripture said that the servants killed the Lord’s son.
    But then I think about Jesus dying for me on the cross and that he loves me so much.

  41. 6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

    7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.

    8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

    9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

    Jesus really humbled Himself before us when He manifested down to this Earth. He sacrificed Himself for us because He loves us and wants to spend an eternity with us. Thank you, Jesus for everything! There’s nothing that’s too impossible for Him, He is worthy to be praised! He understands our struggles and the problems we face and can help us get through them. We are not alone when He is in us.

  42. 44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

    There are times I need to fall on the stone and be broken before the Lord. Pride rises up,within in, self righteousness and other little things. Scripture tells us it’s the little things that spoil the vine. I don’t want to be so full of myself that I’m too good to be broken before then Lord.

    Take all I have in these hands
    And multiply, God, all that I am
    And find my heart on the altar again
    Set me on fire, set me on fire
    Take all I have in these hands
    And multiply, God, all that I am
    And find my heart on the altar again
    Set me on fire, set me on fire

    Here I am, God
    Arms wide open
    Pouring out my life
    Gracefully broken

    My heart stands in awe of Your name
    Your mighty love stands strong to the end
    You will fulfill Your purpose in me
    You won’t forsake me, You will be with me

    Here I am, God
    Arms wide open
    Pouring out my life
    Gracefully broken
    Here I am, God
    Arms wide open
    Pouring out my life
    Gracefully broken

    All to Jesus now
    All to Jesus now
    I’m holding nothing back
    Holding nothing back
    I surrender (I surrender)
    Y’all throw your hands up and sing I surrender (I surrender)
    Say I surrender (I surrender)
    All that I am, I surrender (I surrender)
    Have Your way, use me Lord, I surrender (I surrender)
    Do Your will, it’s all Your way, I surrender (I surrender)
    Use my life for Your glory, say I surrender all (I surrender)
    You want to tell right where you are (I surrender)

    (Oh) Your power at work in me
    (Oh) I’m broken gracefully
    (Oh) I’m strong when I am weak
    (Oh, ooh-oh) I will be free
    (Oh, ooh-oh) Your power at work in me
    (Oh, ooh-oh) I’m broken gracefully
    (Oh, ooh-oh) I’m strong when I am weak
    (Oh, ooh-oh) I will be free
    (Oh, ooh-oh) Your power at work in me
    (Oh, ooh-oh) I’m broken gracefully
    (Oh, ooh-oh) I’m strong when I am weak
    (Oh, ooh-oh) I will be free
    (Oh, ooh-oh) Your power at work in me
    (Oh, ooh-oh) I’m broken gracefully
    (Oh, ooh-oh) I’m strong, I’m strong
    (Oh, ooh-oh) I will be free

    Here I am, God
    Arms wide open
    Pouring out my life
    Gracefully broken

  43. 31 Which of the two obeyed his father?”

    I would say neither one did. One went when he felt like it and the other never went at all. When told to do something, you do so immediately and not on your time.

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