A parable is telling a story to describe another. This
parable tells about a fig tree. The fig tree, in the Bible, is referred to as ISRAEL in the old testament. The story states
that the generation that is born when Israel(fig tree) becomes a nation(leaves come out) will not
pass with out the Lord's coming. Israel became a nation in 1948. Therefore, when the Lord comes there will be people still
alive from 1948.
Matthew 24: 32-35/ Mark 13: 28-32/ Luke 21: 29-33
"Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know
that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. I tell you the truth,
this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my
words will never pass away."
THE DECLARATION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL May 14, 1948
The return of the Jews to Israel is the key to Bible prophecy. Most other endtime prophecies
depend on the Jewish people living in Israel and not scattered amongst the Gentiles. Israel has not existed as a nation
since hundreds of years before the birth of Christ.
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO WATCH ISRAEL!
Israel is as narrow as only 60 Km. wide, and
is less than 21,000 total sq. Km. (About the same size as New Jersey or Vancouver Island) However, despite its small
size, Israel is often the Center of World attention(http://www.flash.net/~venzor/chapter1israel.htm).
FIG TREE WEBSITES: