Understanding Endtime Signs
Mat 24:32-34 “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.
Fig tree – the nation of Israel
Its branch tender – Israel still a young nation (rebirth in 1948)
From the parable of the fig tree, we see that our Lord Jesus cursed the fig tree when it only had leaves and without any fruit. Only those who abides in Him can bear fruit. Thus:
Put forth leaves – show signs of unbelief summer is harvest time – the endtime harvest of souls or rapture.
So when we see Israel, while still a young nation, shows signs of unbelief in Yahweh or in the OT, then we know that the last generation has begun.
In 1948, the British gave Israel the wilderness and deserts to form the new nation. Since then the Arabs tried to drive the Israelites into the sea but God gave Israel victory after victory against all odds. In 1967, God finally gave all the land including West Bank and Jerusalem to Israel in the Six-Day War.
But on 13 Sept 1993, President Clinton pressured President Rabin of Israel to sign the Peace Treaty in the White House. The conditions of the Peace Treaty required Israel
– to immediately cede Jericho and Gaza strip to the Palestinians.
– to cede the West Bank in stages
– to negotiate Jerusalem at a later date.
Jericho was the first (Alpha) place in the Promised Land. God handed it to Israel by bringing down their high and strong walls at the sound of trumpets and shouts. For Israel to give Jericho away is unthinkable.
The Gaza Strip was the land of the Philistines (giants) and it was the last (omega) place conquered. God helped the lad David to kill the giant Goliath with a sling and a smooth pebble. To give Gaza Strip away is unbelief - outright denying this miracle, Yahweh, the OT and the existence of King David. Strangely enough they still wear the Star of David. This is hypocrisy in the highest level.
The above two miracles were well known and the greatest since the days of Moses and yet Israel does not believe them.
God gave the Promised Land to Israel as their eternal inheritance and to give away any parts of the West Bank is outright unbelief, disobedience, and an abomination to the Lord. Jerusalem is the Holy City of the Lord God Almighty and therefore it is not negotiable.
Luke 21:29-30 Then He spoke to them a parable: “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.”
All members of UN including US, UK, EU, etc, (filled with unbelief – all trees budding) commended and approved this abominable Peace Treaty.
I believe this PLO-Israel Peace Treaty in 1993 fulfilled the great Unbelief of Israel as prophesied in Mat 24:32-34, and started the Last Generation.
Mat 1-17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.
So one generation from King David to Christ averages 35.7 years (1,000 years/28 generations).
If a generation is 30 years, then rapture will likely be before 2023AD the end of the last generation, (but if 40 years then it will be 2033AD).