Don't miss the message and the timing of the fig tree...deeper message than a tree not bearing fruit; the cursing of the tree and the "temple tyrade" marks the end of religion as folk then knew it and a shift in authority (Mk.11:33).
"And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’”
Mark 11:17 NIV
I would say we are close to another steep transition, at least within our nation. Sorry, just putting out there what I hear as I read.
The Good News is life is more than the Institution of Church (though I still attend because of my relationships), the politics of our nation (though I still vote and engage), even the economy (though I try to make wise investments). Life abundant is about our individual relationship with God and each other!
Oh, as to the concept of foreclosure, it's about the return of a possession back to its rightful owner. Perhaps this next shift in authority will provide everyone a new freedom to fully participate in the priesthood of believers, the gospel of grace!
Hear the hope behind the transistion.