The Key That UNLOCKED The Final Countdown: We are the generation!
THE RE-BIRTH OF ISRAEL! When Bible prophecy is fulfilled it may seem like it came out of nowhere, but in fact there had been a steady and gradual build-up to it! When God was getting people ready to receive His Son at the First Advent, He gave the Jews 400 years of silence first. People did not discern the signs of the times during Jesus’ first coming even after over 300 detailed Bible Prophecies had foretold of it! We who are students of Bible Prophecy today and as Bereans (Acts 17:11) can clearly discern the times we are living in ! The Sons of Issachar as told in 1 Chronicles 12:32 … had understanding of the times!
The nation of Israel was miraculously regathered on May 14, 1948, shocking many people but in fact that was the end result of the First Zionist Congress held in 1897!
Scripture: Ezekiel 20:32-34, Isaiah 66:7-8.
THE FIG TREE GENERATION
1.THE GENERATION THAT WILL NOT PASS
The fig tree generation is the generation that will not pass till all things prophesied in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 fufilled.
Matthew 24:32-34: Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh. So like wise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. For her barrenness and continue using of the land without bearing fruits, Jesus ordered the dresser of the vineyard to cut it down. ‘cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ But the dresser of the vineyard told Him to wait for him to dig about and dung (fertilize) it and if it bears no fruit, He shall cut it down. ‘Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it .And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shall cut it down ’Did Israel bear fruits and was she cut down?
2.THE CURSED FIG TREE.
Even after being dug about and fertilized, Israel did not bear any spiritual fruits and Jesus cursed her.
Mark 11:12-17 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry. And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee here after forever. And his disciples heard it. And they came to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves; And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves. Jesus was hungry for spiritual harvest in Israel and as made clear by His actions in the temple, no fruits to harvest, the fig tree was barren, He cursed the fig tree. The Jews professed a religious creed of‘ show’ (leaves) but bore not fruits just as today hypocritical Christians. The fig tree withered and died thus stopped using the land!!In 70 AD the Romans annihilated Israel, destroyed the temple and Israel seized being a sovereign nation and stopped using the ground (land). Israel religious show of leaves was destroyed when their religious center (the temple) was destroyed thus the leaves withered away!
Matthew 21:19: And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee hence forward forever. And presently the fig tree withered away. Later we see the fig tree replanted.
3.THE REPLANTED FIG TREE
In Matthew 24 we see Jesus talking of a replanted fig tree, her branches are tender, putting forth leaves.
Matthew 24:32-34: Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh.
Many Bible prophets prophesied of Israel replanting; Israel rebirth.
Ezekiel 36-37: –Ezekiel prophecy of Rebirth of Israel. Israel ceased to be a sovereign nation from 70 AD to May 14th 1948 when United Nations proclaimed Israel a sovereign nation. Israel was given her land back thus re planted.
Since 1948, we have seen Israel put forth leaves on her tender branches both economically, military, financially and spiritually, and Israel has become a world force always on news all over the world. There is a call now to build the Third Temple! Israel is God’s time piece and in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, Jesus used Israel to tell us of a generation that will see all things prophesied be fulfilled.
The Fig Tree Generation!:
Luke 21:29 – 32
WHICH IS THE GENERATION THAT SAW THE FIG TREE SHOOT FORTH?
The Fig Tree Generation: –The generation that will not pass till all these things be fulfilled. In May 14th 1948, Israel became a sovereign nation thus the fig tree come back to life and started shooting forth. The fig tree (Israel) that seemed dead sprung back to life, putting forth tender branches and leaves. Israel is a powerful nation today always sin news all over the world!
The 1948 generation is the generation that will not pass till all things prophesied by Jesus in Mathew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21be fulfilled. The generation that began with the planting of the fig tree (Israel) in 1948 is the generation that will not pass till all things prophesied be fulfilled.
HOW LONG IS A GENERATION?
From the time of Adam up to today, humanity life span on earth has been deteriorating. Adam lived 930 years
Genesis 5:5: And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. Jacob lived 147 years
Genesis 47:28: And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years. Moses lived 120 years
Deuteronomy 34:7: And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died. Joshua lived 110 years
Joshua 24:29: And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old. The Bible says,
Psalms 90:10: The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they be eighty years, yet is their labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Humanity lifespan on earth now is 70 or by reason 80 years. Being alive after these years is God’s grace on you individually. Psalms says, ‘if by reason of strength they be eighty years, yet is their labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away’. This is a prophecy! I.e. if they are 80 years there is labour and sorrow figurative of the great tribulation and it is soon cut off , and we fly away symbolizing the Rapture!
Because of this prophecy in Psalms 90:10 we are going to use a generation to be 70 to 80 years and if the 70-80-year generational timeframe in Psalms 90:10 is accurate, we are in a window right now for the Rapture!