Are we paying attention to the signs of the times that Jesus warned us about that would mark His return?…
Jesus said very clearly that no man knows the exact day nor the hour of His return, and that only His Father in Heaven knew this; but He also emphatically said that we should recognize the prophetic times and season of His return, which are given to us in the scriptures.
In Matthew 24:32-35, Jesus warned His disciples,
“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!
Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
I just recently ran across this article and found it interesting.
THE FIG TREE (ISRAEL)
by Gabriel Ansley
Parable of Budding Fig Tree Confirms Christ’s Return AD 2028
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“The days of our lives are 70 years;
And if by reason of strength they are 80 YEARS, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is SOON CUT OFF, and WE FLY AWAY” (Psalms 90:10)
One day the disciples asked Jesus:
“What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” (Matthew 24:3).
In answer to this question, Jesus spoke a parable of the Fig Tree, which combined with Psalm 90 and the rebirth of Israel in AD 1948, now gives us the YEAR of Christ’s return – AD 2028.
PROPHECY IN PSALMS
After Jesus resurrected from the dead, he met with his disciples and explained to them:
“These are the words which I spoke unto you, while I was yet with you, that ALL THINGS MUST BE FULFILLED, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and IN THE PSALMS, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures” (Luke 24:44-45).
Do you see Jesus confirmed there were prophecies in the PSALMS concerning his First Coming?
Well, make no mistake about it, there are OTHER prophecies in the Psalms, unfulfilled, concerning his Second Coming! And Psalm 90 is a HUGE one, which you will soon see!
PARABLE OF FIG TREE
So here now is Jesus’ parable of the Fig Tree in answer to the disciples asking him when the “end of the world” would arrive:
“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when its branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near: So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all these things be fulfilled.” (Matthew 24:32-34)
What?!?! What is this about?
What “generation” shall not pass away before Christ returns?
The answer is in the parable!
It’s the generation that sees the FIG TREE put forth its leaves!
Listen, in a parable things always represent other things.
For example, in Jesus’ parable of the sower, the “seed” represented the “Word of God” (Mark 4:14), and in his parable of the tares, the “tares” represented the “children of the wicked one” (Matthew 13:38).
FIG TREE = ISRAEL
So what does the “Fig Tree” represent in the parable of the Fig Tree?
It’s the nation of Israel!
How do we know?
The Bible clearly tells us:
“I (God) found ISRAEL like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstfruits on the Fig Tree.” (Hosea 9:10)
Therefore, Jesus was saying in his parable of the fig tree (and I’m paraphrasing) …
“The generation that is born the year the nation of Israel comes back on the map again will not all pass away (die) before my Second Coming occurs!”
What’s fascinating about this parable is the fact that when Jesus uttered it, Israel was still a nation!
They were just under Rome’s control. In other words, through this parable, Jesus was actually prophesying the destruction of the nation of Israel!
And sure enough, around AD 70, that happened — Rome destroyed Jerusalem.
So WHEN did the nation of Israel STUNNINGLY and AMAZINGLY come back on the map again?
So the people born in the year AD 1948 are the final generation! They will not all die before Jesus Christ returns!
LENGTH OF GENERATION
Ok, so all we need to know is the Biblical length (years) of a generation of people, and we can add that number to AD 1948 and this will be the OUTSIDE DATE for Christ’s Second Coming.
So is this in the Bible?
Well, remember me saying there are prophecies in the Psalms, concerning Christ’s Second Coming? Well, here it is:
“The days of our lives are 70 years; and if by reason of strength they are 80 YEARS, yet is their strength labor and sorrow, for it is soon CUT OFF, and we FLY AWAY” (Psalms 90:10).
This verse tells us 80 years is the average age of a generation of people.
Therefore, the outside date for Christ’s return is AD 1948 + 80 = AD 2028!
What’s even more fascinating is that Moses wrote Psalm 90 over 3,000 years ago, and even though he lived to be 120 years old, today, 80 years is the average life expectancy of human beings worldwide!
Oh, but there’s more! Did you notice the “soon cut off” and “we fly away” words written in the Psalms 90:10 verse above, after the 80 year generation was mentioned?
The Bible tells us the Antichrist’s time will be “cut short” or “cut off” at Christ’s return — 42 months.
And during Christ’s return, a small righteous remnant of saints will “fly away” up into the air to meet him in the clouds to escape the global firestorm of God’s Wrath.
Friend, these words in the Psalm 90:10 are almost certainly prophesying of the “flying away” that will happen to the saints (elect) at the end of the Antichrist’s Great Tribulation reign, when his time will be “cut off” at 3.5 years, 80 years after AD 1948 — 2028 END!
So there you have it … Christ’s parable of the Fig Tree in Matthew 24, along with the length of a generation in Psalms 90 go hand in hand in confirming Jesus Christ’s rapturous return “immediately AFTER the Great Tribulation” in the year AD 2028!
Now listen to this interview with Ken Johnson, a biblical scholar and expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Apocalypse of the ESSENES! Dead Sea Scrolls 2025, 2032, 2068 PREDICTIONS | Dr. Ken Johnson
(Pay particular attention to 53:15, where they talk about the final Year of Jubilee before Christ returns and the possible significance of the Year 2025)
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The years 2025 – 2028 are just around the corner, and obviously I think we’re in the ballpark here, in terms of prophetic indicators that we should probably be looking at.
And finally this is God’s invitation to all of those who are seekers of Truth in these last days. . .
New Living Translation
Invitation to the Lord’s Salvation
1 “Is anyone thirsty?
Come and drink—
even if you have no money!
Come, take your choice of wine or milk—
it’s all free!
2 Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength?
Why pay for food that does you no good?
Listen to me, and you will eat what is good.
You will enjoy the finest food.
3 “Come to me with your ears wide open.
Listen, and you will find life.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you.
I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David.
4 See how I used him to display my power among the peoples.
I made him a leader among the nations.
5 You also will command nations you do not know,
and peoples unknown to you will come running to obey,
because I, the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, have made you glorious.”
6 Seek the Lord while you can find him.
Call on him now while he is near.
7 Let the wicked change their ways
and banish the very thought of doing wrong.
Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them.
Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.
Tue, December 14
WAKE UP — THE ERUPTIONS ARE HERE!
“Before the decree is issued, Or the day passes like chaff, Before the Lord’s fierce anger comes upon you, Before the day of the Lord’s anger comes upon you! Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, Who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger.”
— Zephaniah 2:2-3
Mount Semeru erupted last week killing dozens of people in Indonesia, and this reminded me of a story that happened in the late 1800’s when witnesses of a volcanic eruption believed the end of the world had come.
It was 1883, Captain Sampson of the British navy witnessed one of the greatest volcanic eruptions in history which took place in Indonesia.
The eruption was so powerful that its shock waves traveled around the world seven times.
The volcano shot miles of debris into the atmosphere which fell to earth as far away as Madagascar – over 2000 miles distance.
Captain Sampson wrote in the ship’s log:
“I am writing this blind in pitch darkness. We are under continual rain of pumice-stone and dust. So violent are the explosions that the ear-drums of over half my crew have been shattered … I am convinced that the Day of Judgment has come.”
These men witnessed something extraordinary, and it caused them to ponder the inevitable question — Is this the end?
What was the crew thinking and feeling as they were deafened by the massive explosions, and blinded by the clouds of smoke and ash?
To them, it must have been as if the sun had become like sackcloth!
Did this experience change their lives? Were they now powerfully aware of how fragile life is?
Did they suddenly begin to examine what their lives had consisted of up to that moment?
Imagine yourself in that boat as these events are taking place. Now picture yourself at the present moment … are you thinking about what your life has been about, or what it is now?
Are you thinking about what it could be??
Wake up. Recognize that eruptions are already taking place, and these are the Lord’s warnings to this sleeping world; warnings that His return is NEAR!
We are privileged to be witnesses and participants in the most extraordinary times as the end of the age draws near.
But God is looking for people who are awake, who are wise, who understand the signs of the times, and who know Him … so they can do exploits and can shine like stars in a darkening world– will you be one of them?
Your family in the Lord with much agape love,
George, Baht Rivka, Elianna & Obadiah
Come join the Adventure, while you still can!