“Look at the fig tree and all the trees. When they are already budding you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. So you also, when you see these things happening know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place.”
Luke 21:29-32, also in Matthew 24:32-34, Mark 13:28-30
I was in my yard today and I noticed our fig tree budding. I began thinking about the parable Jesus spoke of concerning the fig tree. What does this parable mean?
The bible references Israel as the fig tree. (Hosea 9:10)
Israel became a nation again in 1948 as prophesied.
I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; they shall build the waste cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them; they shall make gardens and eat fruit from them. I will plant them in their land and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, Says the Lord your God. Amos 9:14-15
On May 14, 1948 David Ben-Gurion, head of the Jewish Agency and Harry S. Truman, President of the United States both recognized Israel as nation. This fulfills the first part of the parable.
Before this time, Israel was a desolate and barren place. I’ve never been to Israel but in doing research, I see that Israel is now a major exporter of fresh produce. Israel has become a thriving nation.
The next part of the fig tree parable has to do with the timing of Jesus second coming. According to scripture, Jesus second coming will happen in the same generation as the reestablishment of the Jewish nation of Israel. What is a generation?
The days of our lives are 70 years; and if by reason of strength they are 80 years. Psalms 90:10
So it seems, we that are living today are the generation that will see these things come to pass.
Soon and very soon we are going to see the King!
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