The reason he brings division is that some people will hear and receive him and some will reject him and persecute those who believe in him.
Quote by: Silent Munkey
This means that we must be prepared to do what God wants even though it will lead to personal sacrifice.
I added that last line in there because of the reference to the cross... I guess he expected people to carry crosses before he died.
If the pigs hadn't died then they would have died later when they were slaughtered to be eaten. What difference does it make if they died a little earlier than they would otherwise?
Why did 2,000 pigs have to die? What did the pigs do? Why couldn't the guy just die?
You can find the answer to that here:
Because a tree didn't have fruit on it? He just kills it? Way to use your powers for the greater good "Son of God"...
Why did Jesus curse the fig tree?
Why did Jesus curse the fig tree if it was not the right season for figs? The answer to this question can be determined by studying the characteristics of fig trees. 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. Therefore, when Jesus and His disciples saw from a distance that the tree had leaves, they would have expected it to also have fruit on it even though it was earlier in the season than what would be normal for a fig tree to be bearing fruit.If you find things in the Bible you don't understand this site would be a good place to look for the answers.
Symbolically, the fig tree represented the spiritual deadness of Israel, who while very religious outwardly with all the sacrifices and ceremonies, were spiritually barren because of their sins. By cleansing the Temple and cursing the fig tree, causing it to whither and die, Jesus was pronouncing His coming judgment of Israel and demonstrating His power to carry it out.