(From: MARK #18 - 11:1-25)
D. 11:1-11 TRIUMPHAL ENTRY
a. 11:1-2 JESUS SENDS TWO DISCIPLES FOR A COLT
Kai HOte egGIzou-sin  eis Ie-roSOlu-ma,
And when they draw nigh unto Jerusalem,
eis Beth-phaGEkai Be-thaNIan, pros to Oros ton E-laiON,
unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of :Olives,
a-poSTELlei DUo ton ma-theTON auTOU, kai LEgei auTOIS,
he sends two of his :disciples, 2 and says to them,
HuPAge-te eis ten KOmen ten kaTEnan-ti huMON:
Go into the village that is over against you:
kai euTHUS eis-po-reuOme-noi eis auTEN, heuREse-te POlon de-deMEnon ,
and straightway as you enter into it, you shall find a colt tied,
eph' hon ouDEIS OUpo anTHROpon eKAthi-sen; LUsa-te auTON, kai PHEre-te.
on which no man ever yet sat; loose him, and bring him.
b. 11:3 IN CASE OF QUESTIONING
kai eAN tis huMIN EIpe, Ti poiEIte TOUto? EIpa-te, Ho KUri-os auTOU CHREIan 
And if any say to you, Why do you this? say, The Lord
Echei; kai euTHUS auTON a-poSTELlei PAlin HOde.
has need of him; and straightway he sends him back here.
c. 11:4 And they went away, and found a colt tied at a door without in the open street; and they loose him.
kai aPELthon, kai HEUron POlon de-deMEnon pros THUranExoePI tou emPHOdou; kai LUou-sin auTON.
d. 11:5 And certain of them that stood there said to them, What do you, loosing the colt?
KAI ti-nes ton eKEI he-steKOton Ele-gon auTOIS, Ti poiEIte, LUon-tes ton POlon?
e. 11:6 And they said to them even as :Jesus had said: and they let them go.
hoi de EIpan auTOIS kaTHOS EIpen ho IeSOUS: kai aPHEkan auTOUS.
f. 11:7 COLT BROUGHT TO JESUS
kai PHErou-sin ton POlon pros ton IeSOUN,
And they bring the colt unto :Jesus,
kai e-piBALlou-sin  auTO ta hiMAti-a auTON; kai eKAthi-sen ep' auTON.
and cast on him their :garments; and he sat upon him.
g. 11:8 THE WAY IS GARLANDED
kai polLOI ta hiMAti-a auTON Estro-san  eis ten hoDON;
And many spread their :garments upon the way;
ALloi de stiBAdos , KOpsan-tes  ek ton aGRON.
and others branches, which they had cut from the fields.
h. 11:9 THE PROCLAMATION FOR JESUS
kai hoi proAgon-tes kai hoi a-ko-louTHOUNtes Ekra-zon, Ho-sanNA;
And who went before and who followed cried, Hosanna;
eu-lo-geMEnos  ho erCHOme-nos en oNOma-ti KuRIou.
Blessed who comes in the Lord's name.
i. 11:10 Blessed the coming kingdom of our :father David: Hosanna in the highest.
eu-lo-geMEne he er-choMEne ba-siLEIa  tou paTROS heMON DauID: Ho-sanNA en tois huPSIStois.
j. 11:11 JESUS IN JERUSALEM TEMPLE AND ON TO BETHANY
Kai eiSELthen eis Ie-roSOlu-ma, eis to hi-eRON;
And he entered into Jerusalem, into the temple;
kai pe-ri-blePSAme-nos  PANta, oPSE Ede OUses
and having looked round about upon all things, it being now
tes HOras, eXELthen eis Be-thaNIan meTA ton DOde-ka.
the eventide hour, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
E. 11:12-25 RUGGED FAITH: THE FAITH THAT PREVAILS
1. 11:12-14 CURSING OF THE FIG TREE
a. 11:12 And on the morrow, when they came out from Bethany, he hungered.
Kai teePAUri-on, e-xelTHONton auTON aPO Be-thaNIas, ePEIna-sen .
b. 11:13 JESUS FINDS LEAVES INSTEAD OF FIGS
kai iDON suKEN  aPO maKROthen Echou-san PHULla , ELthen,
And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came,
ei Ara ti heuREsei en auTE: kai elTHON ep' auTEN,
if haply he might find anything on it: and when he came to it,
ouDEN HEUren ei me PHULla; ho gar kaiROS  ouk en SUkon.
he found nothing but leaves; for it was not the season of figs.
c. 11:14a And he answered andsaid to it, No one eat fruit from you from now unto the age.
kai a-po-kriTHEIS EIpen auTE, MeKEti eis ton aiOna ek sou meDEIS karPON PHAgoi.
d. 11:14b And his :disciples heard it. kai Ekou-on hoi ma-theTAI auTOU.
2. 11:15-19 SECOND CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE
a. 11:15-16 JESUS CLEANSES THE TEMPLE
Kai ERchon-tai eis Ie-roSOlu-ma: kai ei-selTHON eis to hi-eRON,
And they come to Jerusalem: and as he entered into the temple,
ERxa-to ekBALlein tous poLOUNtas kai tous a-goRAzon-tas 
andbegan to cast out them that sold and them that bought
en to hi-eRO, kai tas traPEzas  ton kol-lu-biSTON ,
in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers,
kai tas kaTHEdras  ton poLOUNton tas pe-ri-steRAS  kaTEstre-psen ; kai ouk
and the seats of them that sold the doves; 16and he would not
Ephi-en HIna tis di-eNEGkeSKEUos diA tou hi-eROU.
suffer that any onecarry a vessel through the temple.
b. 11:17 JESUS JUSTIFIES HIS ACTION BY SCRIPTURE
kai eDIda-sken, kai Ele-gen, Ou GEgrap-tai, [HOti]
And he taught, and said, Is it not written, [that]
Ho OI-KOS mou OIkos pro-seuCHES kleTHEse-tai PAsin tois ETHne-sin?
My :house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations?
huMEIS de pe-poiEka-te auTON SPElai-on  leSTON .
but YOU have made it a den of robbers.
c. 11:18 MIXED REACTION TO JESUS' ACTION
kai Ekou-san hoi ar-chi-eREIS kai hoi gram-maTEIS,
And the chief priests and the scribes heard it,
kai eZEtoun pos auTON a-poLEso-sin : e-phoBOUNto gar auTON,
and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him,
pas gar ho OCHlos e-xePLESse-to  ePI te di-daCHE auTOU.
for all the crowd was astonished at his :teaching.
d. 11:19 And every evening they went forth out of the city.
Kai HOtan oPSE eGEne-to e-xe-poREUon-to Exotes POle-os.
3. 11:20-25 SECRET TO PREVAILING PRAYER: FAITH
a. 11:20 And as they passed by early in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from theroots.
Kai pa-ra-po-reuOme-noi proI, EIdon ten suKEN e-xe-ramMEnen ek 'riZON .
b. 11:21 PETER POINTS IT OUT TO JESUS
kai e-nam-nesTHEIS  ho PEtros LEgei auTO, 'RabBEI,
And :Peter calling to remembrance says to him, Rabbi,
Ide, he suKE hen ka-teRAso  eXEran-tai.
behold, the fig tree which you cursed is withered.
c. 11:22 And :Jesus answered andsays to them, Have God's faith.
kai apo-kriTHEIS ho IeSOUS LEgei auTOIS, Eche-te PIstin TheOU.
d. 11:23 FAITH CAN MOVE A MOUNTAIN
aMEN LEgo huMIN, [HOti] hos an EIpe to Orei TOUto,
Amen I say unto you, [that] whoever shall say to this mountain,
ARthe-ti  kai BLEthe-ti  eis ten THAlas-san; kai me di-a-kriTHE  en te karDIa auTOU,
Be taken up and cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his :heart,
alLA piSTEUe HOti ho laLEI GIne-tai, EStai auTO.
but shall believe that what he says comes to pass, he shall have it.
e. 11:24 FAITH'S ATTITUDE: BASED ON A FINISHED WORK
diA touTO LEgo t5, PANta HOsa proSEUches-the kai aiTEISthe,
Therefore I say unto you, All thingswhatever you pray and ask for,
piSTEUe-te HOti eLAbe-te , kai EStai huMIN.
believe that you received them, and you shall have them.
f. 11:25 FAITH'S CONDITION: FORGIVENESS
kai HOtan STEke-te pro-seuCHOme-na, aPHIe-ti ,
And whenever you stand praying, forgive,
EI ti Eche-te kaTA ti-nos; HIna kai ho paTER huMON
if you have anything against any one; that your :Father also
ho en tois ou-raNOIS aPHE huMIN ta pa-rapTOma-ta  huMON.
who is in the heavens may forgive you your :trespasses.
NOTE: 11:1-11 - Jesus told the Jews - especially their leaders - that they would not see Him again, until with proper protocolthey welcomed Him back with the words: “Blessed is he who comes in the Name of Jehovah.”
Thisis what they were doing for Him on Palm Sunday! - a preview of what they would have to do to receive Him back! This is really a remarkable event, and every detail of it has significance. See the part Jesus Himself played in its preparation, by arranging for 2 of His disciples to get the colt. In the first 3 Gospels, commonly called the Synoptic Gospels, all these events put together in “time” order - throw much added light on this event. James MacKnight of Scotland many years ago wrote a book “The Apostolical Epistles”, plus a “Harmony of the Four Gospels”. He saw the Gospel of Luke as having primacy for these “Time Events”. I have produced a Manuscript many years ago of the 4 gospels based on the insights of James MacKnight. I probably will not try and complete it for printing - but it was a help to me personally to see the earthly life of Jesus in its “Harmony” perspective. Remember again the 9 windows in the life of Jesus: The Virgin Birth; His Bar Mitzvah at 12; His Dual Baptisms at 30; His Transfiguration; His Passion at 33; His Resurrection as Firstfruits on the third day; His Ascension 40 days after the Resurrection - a picture of His Triumphal Return; The Pouring out of the Holy Spirit from the Father through the Son; The Return of Christ at Feast of Tabernacles. These 9 events encompass the 3 Great Major Feasts of the Lord given to the Jews: Passover, fulfilled by Jesus; Pentecost fulfilled by the Gift of the Holy Spirit; Tabernacles, to be fulfilled at the return of our Lord.
11:12-14 - Cursing of the Fig Tree. Much controversy has taken place over this event. What is yourtake on it” Fruit doesn't come on fig trees at the time of leaves. So - what was the real reason for this action of Jesus? I believe that at the close of His 3 year ministry, He wanted to give His disciples a vivid illustration concerning the reality of faith. In 11:20-25, we discover that if this was His intent - it certainlyworked! Peter was dumbfounded at the result. Notice especially 11:24; - “believe that you receivedthem, and you shall have them.“eLAbe-te” is an aorist past tense, and signifies something completed in the past, upon which one can confidently act in the future. Jesus' finishedwork at Calvary was of this nature. To see that “all things are ours” because of what Jesus did then, is the basisof victorious, overcoming faith! The disciples would neverforget this fig-tree illustration. But we are present day disciples. Does the finished workof Jesus on Calvary mean this to us today? If we are not obtaining remarkable answers to prayer - perhaps we should return to this “fig tree” illustration, meditate upon it - and then step out in faith like Jesus' firstdisciples!
11:15-19 - Second Cleansing of the Temple. Now the die is cast! Now the chief priests and the scribes know that they must destroy Jesus. As led by Satan, they did! But what a terrible mistake was made! God proclaimed “checkmate” on Satan for this! For Jesus was a sinlesshuman being. He died - the innocent - for the sin of Adam - a life of self-will that spread to everymember of the human race including you and me. But - by a sinless:Son of man Himself - death could not hold him, and He arose Triumphanto'er the grave, evermore to live as Headof the One New Man. And Satan? awaiting the bottomless pit for 1000 years followed by the Lake of Fire with the Antichrist, False prophet, all wicked angels, demons, and unrepentant human beings. J.A.W.