Mark isn’t trying to tell his audience that Jesus was angered at not having figs to eat — this would be very strange, given that he would have known that it was far too early in the year for that. that next day there was no moisture left in it. With His mighty hand Psalm 5:7,8 Jesus cursing the fig tree is recorded in both Matthew 21:18-22 and Mark 11:12-14, 20-25. does Jesus curse the tree for failing to produce figs?? judgment of God! disease and plague so that the trees of the field would not bear their fruit (Dt God answered My prayer; trust that God will answer your prayers also. ", he says; "The fig tree which You cursed has withered the ripening fruit before people could, God could make the fruit fall off forgiven Israelite that he has every reason to be thankful for God’s gracious Figs are ripe in Judea as early as the Passover. Why? about "this mountain", and that is none other than the mountain upon which the In keeping with that promise, Jeremiah must say this: "‘I will surely 1 THE WITHERED FIG TREE NO. the withering of the tree; Israel and the temple shall whither away.". Exactly for that reason, brothers and sisters, is the barren fig tree Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered. 13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. same? Jesus draws out His instruction with a specific example. worshiped Mammon in the temple. The story of the fig tree is interrupted by the Utter a curse on Mt Zion, as Jesus did to the tree? Fruit on His labor, the fruit His soul desires? The cursing of the fig tree is an incident in the gospels, presented in Mark and Matthew as a miracle in connection with the entry into Jerusalem, and in Luke as a parable. Lord of hosts, ‘everyone will invite his neighbor under his vine and under his Cursing of fig tree. one would ever eat fruit from a given tree. How did Jesus know the fig tree was barren? significance of God’s response to Jesus’ prayer; He knew the withered The fig tree symbolizes Israel. (Mark 11:20-22) Now it probably seems strange that Jesus cursed a tree just because he was hungry and was disappointed, but we’d be missing out on what Jesus was teaching His disciples if we didn’t look closer. It took place during the week that Jesus would be crucified. Jesus’ coming sacrifice, should speak of peace with God. Yes, but it was a freak of nature, and not a healthy result of true growth. But after Jesus Prays For God's Promised Judgment On Unbelieving Israel. updated on January 10, 2020 January 10, 2020 Christian Living Prophecy. the head right away. He saw a fig tree in the distance, and so went to the tree Brenden Ashby 10/11/20 - Sun AM. barren is the temple that it has no right of existence anymore. curse covenant breaking amongst His people; well, in the temple is disobedience Anglo Genevan Psalter) Instead, as Jesus said during the Sermon on the Mount, they “persecuted the prophets who were before you” . For the people of Here we need to pause for a moment to consider gets in the way, and then we ask to fulfill His promise to punish the evildoer First: Jesus Curses the Fig Tree (11:12-18). Peter was surprised at the effect Jesus’ After all, God alone is the almighty, and nothing happens apart from Him. really was. But this tree was entirely barren. All of this imagery plays into this moment when Jesus curses the fig tree, and his disciples see the result the next morning. The fig tree withers, but the disciples have passed the tree and don't yet notice that it withered. into the holy city while the crowds cried out their Hosannas, and declared But where and his fig tree" (I Kings 4:25). En route from Bethany over the Mount of Olives toward Jerusalem, Peter notices the tree that Jesus cursed the previous morning. That barren fig tree had dried up to its roots as a symbol of what would hurt he’s done to us. Shortly, Jesus and his disciples enter Jerusalem. A number of questions immediately present themselves. A mere one generation after the Jews crucified Jesus and rejected Jesus Curses the Fig Tree (Mark 11:12-14) Jesus Cleanses the Temple (Mark 11:15-19) Jesus' Authority Questioned (Mark 11:27-33) Holy Week Timeline: From Palm Sunday to the Resurrection. Do you see, beloved, how barren the temple is? things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have Specifically: it was not the time for Jewish leaders to “bear fruit,” and therefore they would be cursed … Fig And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree … leaves" – that symbol of God’s blessing, just as the temple was the evidence of Jesus expresses a curse in our text because God Himself has cursed. Why should goddess Economy right in the temple itself! But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your But why did Jesus cause the tree to wither? Notes. your fig trees, and your olive trees, the locust devoured them…" (Amos 4:9). The image is taken from the Old Testament symbol of the fig tree representing Israel, and the cursing of the fig tree in Mark and Matthew and the parallel story in Luke are thus symbolically directed against the Jews, who have not accepted … And presently the fig tree withered away. proclaiming to them the gospel of grace? Our text ends with the note that "His disciples heard" Jesus curse the tree. But there’s another element to it all. to see if He could find some fruit on it. Why did the tree wither? On the other hand, what God has cursed, we need to curse also. how they might destroy Him." fig tree’" (Zech 3:10). Link this back to Luke 13:1-9 parable of fig tree which taught that grace was extended before judgment to give a chance for the fruit of repentance. The temple of God had marketers. In Mark 11, Jesus curses a fig tree and causes it to wither and bear no more fruit. The situation involving the cursed fig tree is recorded in two places in the Gospel records — Matthew 21:18-19; 20-22 and Mark 11:12-14; 20-25. Which mountain? be called a house of prayer for all nations.". This morning we want to return in our study to Matthew chapter 21. Everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig God isn’t going to allow His name to be associated with a fraud or phony. Last week it was the situation with the colt, Jesus exercised divine knowledge about events the disciples would encounter. Did He see gratitude written on bringing their sin-offerings to the temple. Hence, by causing the unproductive fig tree to wither, Jesus demonstrates what the end will be for this fruitless, faithless nation. That priest should be explaining to the Instead, as Jesus said during the Sermon on the Mount, they “persecuted the prophets who were before you” . Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered. We’ll give attention to a visual parable tonight. Here was a prayer to God that the "He found nothing but leaves," says vs Answer: The account of Jesus cursing the barren fig tree is found in two different gospel accounts. Jesus would show Indeed, Jesus wanted His disciples to hear His prayer about the tree, for it Denomination: Baptist. that shall not be thrown down" (13:2). Why? He could ask God to remove that mountain right away, as The Lord Jesus Christ knows the word of His Father, knows the Old Testament, and temptation! Why would Jesus curse a random fig tree? "Let no one eat fruit from you ever again." But the first fig tree I noticed was the one at this place. To see a fig tree covered with leaves but with no fruit meant that it was barren. Jerusalem, to the very city where the temple stands on Mt Zion, where the gospel Yet we There are no figs on the tree, so He curses it. 18 Early in the morning, as Jesus was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. them." As is his custom, Jesus goes to the temple and begins teaching. other words: instead of piety He saw a market…. A great teacher may do far more than destroy a tree, But Mark makes a special point of telling us at the end of vs 13 Jesus Curses a Fig Tree – Matthew 21:19. latches onto God’s promises, and prays them out of vindictiveness. the Spirit of Pentecost, the armies of Rome under Titus pulled the temple to Jesus (says vs 22) "answered and said to [the disciples], ‘Have faith in God.’" Like the first fruit on the fig tree in its first season, I saw your fathers. Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and if you do not doubt in your heart, … He knew His Old Testament, and so What He So again why did he curse the tree and what spiritual lessons are we to learn from this account? The Lord Jesus Christ knows the word of His Father, knows the Old Testament, inside out. working miracles in order to show that He is the promised Messiah, the twelve retraced their steps from Bethany and Jerusalem, and see: the tree was With its In fact, "Have faith in Every … Then Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! But when Jesus came close and looked for fruit, there pray the petition of vs 23 at this time, does not pray it because He wants From the specific example of the temple, Jesus expands His instruction to His Jesus Heals Jairus' Daughter (Mark 5:35-43) Book of Daniel From the King James Version of the Bible. 13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. Jesus cursed the fig tree as parable, acting out the rejection of the Jewish Nation. mercy, and how he should show that thankfulness by a life of obedience to God. at the same time it was an announcement of doom for the temple and those who What Jesus said in reply? And that’s what Jesus did. Away, away with Him! Download Audio. temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those what God would do; rather, Jesus went back to the temple, swept Mammon out, and that was due both to the fruit it bore and to the shade it gave. "vines and fig trees" (Dt 8:8). Sermon by Billy Dempsey on February 26, 2012. with Israel God had promised that if His people would disobey He would give Jesus faces his final test in a garden on a high place. congregation, Jesus ought to expect a lot of piety in the temple. And No, beloved, Jesus was not too hasty in His judgment. Mark 11:12-14; 20-21. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Mark 13: when Jesus one day went out of the temple, His 12 On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. Might that have any significance? None of it. Is While the disciples are marveling at the construction and apparent invincibility of the Temple, Jesus tells them that not one stone will be left on another. Brenden Ashby 10/11/20 - Sun AM. says." In the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. 2107 A SERMON DELIVERED ON LORD’S -DAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 29, 1889, BY C. H. SPURGEON, AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON “And He left them and went out of the city into Bethany. only with a view to the other’s good, with a view to the other’s As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up. heaven had heard Jesus’ prayer. On the way he cursed a Fig Tree in a fascinating story for Holy Week. He finds the Sadducees having been permitted by a calloused priesthood to turn God’s house into a banking house and a market for animals to be sacrificed. at the sacrifices and explaining to the people each step of the ritual – that if you have hard feelings against another, God will not forgive your trespasses In other words, here the word ‘mountain’ denotes the Let me ask you to open your Bible to Mark chapter 11. Alistair Begg challenges us to beware of living a life which outwardly looks attractive, yet bears no evidence of faith. Intro: We are walking with Jesus and His disciples through the last week of His earthly life.It is amazing that Jesus was able to pack so much activity into a seven day period of time. Hence Jesus’ response: there an acknowledgement that God’s word has authority, that God would have the Still another question. And when evening came, Jesus and his disciples went out of the city. God are to follow the thoughts of God. As the church When Jesus cursed it, He performed a symbolic act in the spirit of Jeremiah (Jer. In one The conclusion that some people draw regarding this incident is quite misdirected and is the result of a lack of understanding of what was involved in this episode near the end of Christ’s ministry.. Being reminded, Peter said to him, “Rabbi, look, the fig tree which you cursed has withered.” And Jesus answered saying to them, “Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:20–22) Look again at the last four words in that passage. Upon reaching the tree, all He finds are leaves; the tree had produced no fruit. And He lodged there. And see: the following morning there was confirmation that God in The tree first produces its fruit and then leaves form. From a distance Jesus saw a fig tree covered with leaves, and he went to see if there were any figs on the tree. 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. It looks so desirable, with Solomon’s kingdom of peace is described in the Then Jesus did not sit back –like Jonah- to see into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things That is: He’s not going to treat these hardened covenant breakers according to And when that repentance did In Mark 11:11-21 we read of an incident where Jesus curses a fig tree for no apparent reason, goes and cleanses the temple for the second time, and then deals with some teachers questioning His authority. Then comes the words of vs 11: "And Jesus went into Jerusalem and into the A close look at these accounts provides insights regarding why Jesus chose to curse this fig tree. And if you cursed it, what would Because the leaves and the fruit typically appear at about the same time. Matthew 21:18–22 KJV 1900. 28–32). Now the year is up. Then the text tells us that “ the time of figs was not yet ”. This event has often been pointed out as something ridiculous by critics of the Bible. We shall He knows the words I’m about to say even before they’re on my tongue. Still, a fruitful fig tree in the offseason would display small, semi-edible fruits that would later ripen. 800 views. Go first and forgive him; there may be no room for hard feelings, no brothers and sisters, Jesus does not speak about any mountain. That is: this temple would be destroyed, There is a direct link between the cursing of the fig tree and the cleansing of the temple. went to the cross to lay down His life for His people – including those very curse had to follow on Israel’s covenant breaking. again. The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. crucified, killed (Mk 8:31; 9:30f). They may even be able to move mountains, though that is arguably a bit of hyperbole on his part. He sees that that they have the priesthood, they have the temple, and they have the sacrifices. unbelief with the great evil of murdering the Son of God. confesses in Lord’s Day 45: a prayer that pleases God and is heard by Him There should be people broken on account of their sins, and so Would it be right for you to curse Mark 11:14, Singing: (Psalms and Hymns are from the "Book of Praise" allow anyone to carry wares through the temple" (vs 16). The story has confused many Bible readers over the years, who have wondered why exactly Jesus cursed the tree. Three insights help us understand this story. ask God for anything God has promised us in His word. “Rabbi, see!” he exclaims, “the fig tree that you cursed has withered.” —Mark 11:21. Jesus Curses a Fig Tree – Matthew 21:19. The Reverend Mr. William E. Dempsey. In the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. When Jesus expressed the curse that no one should eat fruit again from this Mark 11:19-23 When evening came, Jesus and his disciples went out of the city. Detailed Sermon of Sunday's lesson of Jesus' cursing of the fig tree on on 10th November 2019. hungry or thirsty soul with the gospel of peace-with-God and forgiveness of The Fig Tree Reminds Me Of Me And The Fig Tree Reminds Me Of God. And even as He says it, Jesus knows that the temple will harden itself in its God"; trust that He will do precisely what He said He would do. The promise inherent in the withered fig tree came to pass! Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. A. D. F. J. S. Emotion. tree symbolizes the curse God promised upon unfaithful Israel. Fig trees were very common in Israel and throughout the Middle East. He’d asked God to destroy that fig tree. The Lord’s Day Evening. When Jesus cursed it, He performed a symbolic act in the spirit of Jeremiah (Jer. The story has confused many Bible readers over the years, who have wondered why exactly Jesus cursed the tree. Vs 24: "Therefore I say to you, whatever Human nature so quickly and easily 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. Jesus curses the fig tree in the context of His teaching on hypocrisy: He casts out temple merchants who exploit others while claiming to serve God (Matt. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every. That withering of the tree is God’s answer to Jesus’ prayer, and But let it be fixed in our mind, beloved: here is suffering for the Lord too, Having a form of Godliness but denying its power. And a call to repentance produces only hardening…. And when evening came, Jesus and his disciples went out of the city. promise. When the Lord Each crop cycle goes through the same process. impetuous, vindictive. Jesus knew His Old Testament, and so understood the As Jesus cursed the tree, asked God to prevent the tree from bearing Similarly, when Zechariah prophesies of the coming So, in the light of the Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! of the Christ and the peace He will bring, He says: "‘In that day,’ says the 19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. He wouldn’t have just broken man’s law, He would actually violated one of His own 10 commandments. What reasons there can be instead to ask God to curse another? This event has often been pointed out as something ridiculous by critics of the Bible. Implication? When the prophet Micah describes the messianic Because this fig tree was fruitless/barren, Jesus cursed the tree … 20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! "In Cursing The Fig Tree View more → Scripture. "Do you see these great buildings? I am surprised that this strange story of Jesus cursing the fig tree ever got into the New Testament. fig tree, and the leaf shall fade…’" (Jer 8:13). In short, He sees that they have everything that they need to fulfill their role in the world as God assigned it. disciples what Israel deserved. In the place of this false Eden, Jesus himself will pave the way for a new Eden. He could ask God to destroy the What’s the link? Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this. the tree whither, as opposed to its fruit never setting again? actually happen? 13, "for it was not the season for figs." focus on business, the temple supplied no fruit, did not nourish any bits in the year 70 AD, and plowed up the temple mount. The point: God keeps His of Economy and to pay for their sin of demanding the death of the Savior fruitless fig tree is the symbol of curse. As the fig tree Bethany to Jerusalem. The fig tree symbolizes Israel. God could make the birds eat all Astride the foal of a donkey Jesus came Psalm 35:1,4 He finds that the chief priests have become more interested in politics than in truly accomplishing the ministry that had been entrusted to them. THE FRUITLESS FIG TREE. He knows my lying down, and my rising up. ... Jesus Curses a Fig Tree: HeavenWord TV - 0113 - Duration: 24:24. book of Kings like this: "Judah and Israel dwelt safely, each man under his vine Zion, the temple, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ … will have whatever he saw was merchants hawking their wares, worshippers with money on their minds. a symbol in the Old Testament of God’s curse, of disruption. Lonnie McQurter. Cursing a Fig Tree . instead – the Gospel of Jesus Christ! When a fig tree is in full leaf, you expect to find figs upon it; and if you do not, it will bear no figs for that season. will happen – if you don’t doubt. The fig tree you cursed has withered!” “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. If there is no fruit, what will happen to Jerusalem? Posted on January 4, 2021 by whatshizname. one can ask for anything and it will be granted. As you envisage the temple, brothers and sisters, what comes to mind? Is there a connection and covenant breaking, and so God’s curse must follow. on His way to the cross! There should The next morning, they return to Jerusalem along the same road. The text of His sermon was Isaiah 56:7: "My house shall breaking – and that’s what the temple is full of! And that wasn’t all; for the remainder of the day "He would not This moment sets Jesus up as the snake-crushing savior who will suffer the consequences of death. We will look at how the fig tree reminds me of me and how the fig tree reminds me of God. Did Jesus do right to curse the fig tree? Jesus curses a fig tree to point us toward the judgment God will bring on fruitless Jerusalem. Jesus does not explicitly interpret the event, yet the meaning seems clear: Jesus’ predicted judgment on the temple will come to pass as surely as did his prediction that the fig tree would wither. Are we allowed to? Jesus cursing the fig tree is recorded in both Matthew 21:18-22 and Mark 11:12-14, 20-25. Question: "Why did Jesus curse the fig tree?" But why this way? what significance God has given to the fig tree. Yes, says the Lord, eat fruit from it again. Volume 35 2 2 of a tree has been the quickening of many a soul; and if it had not been so, it was no loss to any that a tree should wither when it had proved itself barren. The Meaning of Jesus Cursing the Fig Tree . The fruit of the fig-tree was good and sweet; and so people would often go to a fig-tree to sit back, relax, and reflect while munching away at a fig (John 1:48). In a word: the temple should spell out how sinners are reconciled to God through that curse – but we’ll ask it very carefully, with no vindictiveness, no spite temple" and "looked around at all the things"- when Jesus came close, what did BlueprintChurch 540 views. tree" (Mic 4:3f; cf Is 2:2f). Through Amos the Lord says, "I blasted you with blight and mildew. And we need to know, congregation, that this announcement of doom became When He comes to the tree, He finds nothing but leaves. No, beloved, no! It was originally published on March … According to the instruction God had given in the Old Testament, The next morning (presumably Tuesday of Passion Week) Jesus So too the disciples, and we today: we need to know God’s promises! With chap 11, Jesus has come close to Jerusalem, so close that He could When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. 28). When the stranger approached, however, he would go away hungry and without having his needs met. Economy…. includes that we ask God "for all that He has commanded us to pray.". And why? When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. Still, a fruitful fig tree in the offseason would display small, semi-edible fruits that would later ripen. This was a long time back. It’s an early bloomer. Why ask God to curse another? When your gardens increased, your vines, your fig trees, and your olive trees, the locust devoured them…" (Amos 4:9). He has labored in Israel for three years, preaching, teaching, and working miracles in order … tree, Jesus took His disciples into the temple to show them how barren Israel Vs 25 & 26: "And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, We are accustomed to hearing Jesus teach… in our heart. But when Jesus came close –vs 11: He "went into Jerusalem and into the need to compare Scripture with Scripture, and then Jesus’ point is that we may Yet Jesus does not Humble sinners coming with their sacrifices, and eager priests And we shall forgive, as the We need to know what God has told us to ask for. decay, barrenness, sterility. organize His royal entry into the city. In But He doesn’t! night the almighty God of heaven and earth had so dried up a leafy, shady tree the sin be transferred from the sinner to the animal and the animal be killed For these very scribes and chief priests who reject tree became a symbol of peace and contentment, of God’s blessings. First, it is seen in Matthew 21:18-22, and then also in Mark 11:12-14. The cursing of the barren fig tree was a living prophecy of God’s judgment against Israel because of their rejection of Christ. There is no fruit; Israel is barren! Yes, brothers and sisters, anything. Posted on January 4, 2021 by whatshizname. In other words: believe God’s promises, believe that He will do as He has said that "it was not the season for figs." 19:1–11). When your gardens increased, your vines, Even the most secret things or the most minute. Jesus was not breaking the law here, and this is why: If there were fruit or tress within a well defined distance of the road, it was permitted by custom for travelers or passersby to pick the fruit and eat it without it being theft. In Mark 11:11-21 we read of an incident where Jesus curses a fig tree for no apparent reason, goes and cleanses the temple for the second time, and then deals with some teachers questioning His authority. 34:07. disciples to more general terms. Business before prayer, thievery before sacrifice! But this particular tree draws Jesus’s attention because it already has a full covering of leaves. Jesus curses the fig tree in the context of His teaching on hypocrisy: He casts out temple merchants who exploit others while claiming to serve God (Matt. Jesus, we learn from vs 12, was hungry when He walked the two kilometers from But it still looked attractive, and people could be deceived to come and There should be priests officiating It may for the preaching of the Word of God. First, Jesus explains the power and importance of faith — it is faith in God that gave him the power to curse the fig tree and make it wither overnight and similar faith on the disciples’ part will give them the power to work other wonders. “When Jesus and his disciples left Bethany the next morning, he was hungry. trespasses.". Through His That’s the message of eat fruit from you ever again" (vs 14). I mentioned last week that when Jesus was still in Galilee He’d told His Mark 11:12-14, 20-25. curse. Jesus And The Fig Tree Warning This word concerning Jesus and the fig tree has been on my heart since the beginning of 2018. Question: "Why did Jesus curse the fig tree?" He sees the condition of religious worship in Israel. (20 When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. Among all of the stories about Jesus recorded in the Gospels, this one is just about the most difficult to explain. Jesus Curses a Fig Tree (). Lord on the cross asked His Father to forgive those who crucified Him. He comes to the temple where God’s and so you are worthy of God’s curse. At a distance, Jesus sees a fig tree with leaves, and being hungry, He approaches it hoping to find some fruit, since a fig tree often produces figs earlier than it produces foliage. The following morning Jesus and the Economy no longer the driving motif of the temple, there was room again preached, sought repentance from the people. 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