By: Brandon T. Ward
The nation named Israel today was founded on May 14th 1948. This event was foretold of in Jeremiah 24 where the re-establishment of Israel is compared to two baskets of figs. One basket was very good while the other basket was very bad. What are we talking about here? The good basket of figs represents God’s children, the true descendants of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, while the bad basket of figs represents the Kenites, the children of Satan.
Today, May 14th 2014 marks the 66th anniversary of the nation named Israel. Meaning the prophecy spoken of by Christ in Matthew 24:3 is now 66 years along. What did Christ say in that scripture? Please open your Bible with me to,
3 “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”
Better said the end of the world age. The earth will stand, but it will be rejuvenated by our Father.
32 “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:”
The fig tree has always been symbolic of Israel and Israel was planted May 14th 1948. What happens in summer time? Harvest. The end of this world age is the harvest spoken of in Matthew 13:39.
33 “So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.”
34 “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”
Til what things be fulfilled? The events Christ spoke of in verses 5-29. Christ was stating when the fig tree nation is established that generation would not pass away until the rest of scripture has been fulfilled which includes His return. We are now 66 years into this prophecy. A generation in the Bible is defined as 40 years, 70 years and 120 years. We live in exciting times my friends.
35 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
This current Heaven and earth age we live in will pass away along with everything in it. All of the technology and things we think are important. But what is the key take away in this verse? ‘Christ’s Words will not pass away‘. Each day we study, each scripture we read is information that will always be valuable. Continue your spiritual education daily by staying connected to our Father in these end times and understand, the first Christ is the false Christ.