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In the parable of the fig tree, Jesus said, “Now learn this parable from the fig tree.” The phrase directs Jesus’s followers to learn the parable.  We are required to learn and understand this prophetic Word spoken by Jesus Himself if we want to understand the End Times.

The fig tree is and has been a symbol for the nation of Israel.

God expresses His passion for Israel, the fig tree, in Song of Solomon 2:13: “The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me.” Scripture often identifies Israel by using either the fig tree or the olive tree as a reference. Typically, the fig tree represents the physical institution or government of Israel without reflecting any spiritual significance.

Hey, that’s not an Olive Tree!

On the other hand, the olive tree tends to represent Israel’s spiritual life, nature, and relationship with God. When scripture points out the spiritual side of Israel, it often does so by reflecting on Israel as God’s olive tree (Psalms 52:8).

Appropriately, the oil of the olive tree often represents God’s Holy Spirit (Zechariah 4:12). In prophecies, these terms are utilized to identify specific elements or types of relationships in God’s connection with Israel, with these concepts being carried in the text or prophecy.

For example, Joel 1:7 states, “He has laid waste my vine and ruined my fig tree …” This segment in Joel reflects Israel’s government during the time of the Great Consummation. Scripturally the nation of Israel is considered a wife or love of God.[1]

Though God remains a loving husband to Israel, Israel too frequently has been the adulterous bride of the Almighty (Jeremiah 3:1).

So, to the parable, remembering, the Fig Tree represents the government or people of Israel:

Matthew 24:32-35

“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. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—even at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

According to the parable of the fig tree, once Israel has been reestablished as a nation “Summer” is near. Summer is that timeframe in the prophetic outline just before the last three Hebrew Feasts are to commence or be fulfilled.  If you’ve read my book on the significance of the Seven Hebrew Feasts you will recognize what is to come.

During and following His crucifixion Jesus fulfilled the first four Hebrew Feasts, Passover, Unleavened Bread, First-Fruits and the Feast of Pentecost precisely on schedule with both the Hebrew schedule for the feasts and the prophecy timeline as determined in the Seventy Weeks of Daniel prophecy.


That timeline is NOW revealed in “This Side of the Whirlwind, The Coming Apocalypse.” Daniel’s timeline and the guidelines for the Seventy Weeks of Daniel prophecy has only been revealed since the release of my book “This Side of the Whirlwind” in April of 2016.  Prior to that date the information had been concealed by God in accordance with both the books of Daniel 12:4-11 and Revelation 10:1-11.

Bold statements, I know!

As the Parable of the Fig Tree is being fulfilled so to must the fifth edict in the Seventy Weeks of Daniel prophecy be accomplished: every vision and prophecy related to the End Times must be fulfilled[2] before the generation of the Latter Days can pass away.

The parable of the fig tree and the Seventy Weeks of Daniel prophecy are linked with the time span as determined in Psalm 90:10.

Accordingly, a person’s life span is slated to average eighty years or less when these prophecies are being fulfilled.

According to the prophecy within the parable of the fig tree, the Latter Days “generation” cannot die before every prophecy and vision related to the Latter Days has come to its complete and full conclusion.

The first five seals (Revelation 6:1-10) are ordained to take place before and during the Great Consummation.

The Great Consummation will span the final three and a half years of the Time of the Gentiles. The Time of the Gentiles is another term for The Church Age.  The Church Age will come to its end just prior to or in conjunction with the Battle of Armageddon taking place.

When the Abomination of Desolation (an image of the Beast which stands where it ought not to stand in or near the Most Holy Place in the Hebrew Temple[3]) is placed in the Temple thirty days before the Great Consummation begins.  This act is in fact an announcement to God’s Children that the Great Consummation is about to begin (Revelation 3:3).

Thirty days later all salvation, leastwise new salvations, will come to an end. Only those who are currently saved and have not taken the Mark of the Beast will be able to maintain or continue in their salvation until The End.

Don’t Do It!

Such is the reason why the phrase “He who endures to the end shall be saved” is repeated so often in the New Testament.

We’ll continue with more next time in: Wonders of the Christian Word.  (Those words were supposed to vibrate off the page as you read them.”  Oh, and there is suppose to be an echo too.

MY special effects people are really falling down on the job.

Until next time… (Deep resonating voice ooooooh!)


[1] Isaiah 62:5: “For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.

[2] Read: The parable of the fig tree, Matthew 24:32–35, Mark 13:28–31, and Luke 21:29–33.

[3] Mark 13:14.