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Pamphlet 7009 From #1769-

Jesus said Learn it!
Mark 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree;...
On May 15, in the year 1948, both the good and bad figs were set out in Jerusalem.

You see, Jesus Christ told us that we would understand the prophecies
given in Mat. 24 and Mark 13 from observing history!

That's right!

Here is exactly what He said:

Mark 13:28
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
Hopefully by now you know a great deal about the fig tree,
even how one is planted by setting out a shoot, i.e. a "branch from the old tree".

You see, it is by doing what Christ commanded us in "learning" a parable from the fig tree
that we now know summer is near,
which is the time of harvest when summer fruit is set out (Amos 8:1)
and "the end is come upon His people Israel (Amos 8:2)".

[29] So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
So, "in like manner", i.e. just like we observed the planting of the fig tree come to pass in May of 1948,
we shall also see the other "things" Christ told us about in Mark 13, Mat. 24, and Luke 21 come to pass!

That is why it is important to "watch" and observe current events and check off the events as they come to pass,
because the generation who will turn 65 on May 15 of 2013
shall SEE the fulfillment of all "things" and SEE the return of Jesus Christ.

[30] Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.

[31] Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

Those seeking to define the length of a generation should take note
that all Jesus says here is that the generation of the fig tree will not "pass" (as in pass away)
until all these things be done.

That simply means that there will be "Baby Boomers" who will see the return of Jesus Christ.

You can count on it, for it is written.

Let's see though: "What is the life expectancy of the Boomers, anyway?"

I know, the insurance companies can tell us that.

A male age 65 can expect to live 14.59 more years to age 79.59.

A female age 65 can expect to live 20.14 more years to age 85.14

Hum, if the Lord delays His return too long it looks like more woman will see Him return than men.
(Relax, we are just having a little fun!)

However, for those seeking to know how close to the "doors" we are,
we need to know that there is yet one more lesson to learn about or from the fig tree for those who have eyes to see.

You "see", that old serpent, the Dragon, the Devil, Satan, the bad fig tree from the garden,
who is also the abomination of desolation spoken of by Jesus Christ and Daniel the prophet,
is currently being held at bay in heaven by Michael and his angels.

However, Satan and his angelic host are soon to be cast to this earth,
even "as a fig tree cast her untimely figs" when the "winds blow" (Rev. 7:1-4) and she is shaken.

Here is what will soon happen:

Rev. 12:7
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

[8] And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

[9] And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

This happens at the "6th" Seal, the "6th" Trump and the "6th" vial.
Rev. 6:12
And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

[13] And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

Jesus Christ said the following concerning Satan in that same 13th chapter of Mark:
Mark 13:14
But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
It is written in Rev. 9 that Satan and his angels (called the locust army) have only 5 months
when the "door" of heaven opens and they come out (Rev. 12:7-9) of the bottomless pit
following all that smoke which even now darkens the light of truth upon this earth!

Wow, when we see that happen we will be really close to the final door opening when Christ returns, won't we?

 You will find that the Palestinians call the day of Israel's creation "Nakba", which is to say "Great Catastrophe".

Finally, since we are instructed to "watch",
in the 64 years since the planting of the fig tree in the land of Judea,
it has not been a very peaceful or happy place in the Middle East, has it?

One thing we do know for sure from the Word of God,
and that is that "There will be no peace until the Prince of Peace returns!"

And when He does, every knee shall bow!

Romans 14:11
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
The good news is that ALL wars shall cease and we shall truly have peace on earth.
Isaiah 2:4
And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
We look forward to that time when His kingdom reigns supreme upon this earth as it now does in heaven.

"And He said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth" (Luke 11:2).

Again, I beg you,
please log unto the links below for a complete
study of the "Parable of the Fig Tree".
Jesus said, "Learn it!"
To learn more in the Table of Contents to the left of this screen click Fig Tree  under Multiple Pamphlet Studies.
Or click it above!

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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