Israel 1948 and the End of Time

Must Jesus return INSIDE the generation that saw the rebirth of Israel in 1948? (referring to the fig tree in Matthew 24)

Well, isn’t it already too late for that? – because wasn’t that LAST generation? It’s interesting how our definition of “generation” keeps getting stretched in order to accommodate our theory.

So what did Jesus mean by the fig tree shooting forth its branches? Well, it probably didn’t have anything to do with the rebirth of Israel in 1948.

Firstly, because Israel is usually symbolized in prophetic literature by an OLIVE branch, or a grape vine, rather than a fig tree.

Secondly, even if the fig tree IS used as a symbol of Israel in the Olivet discourse, it still probably cannot refer to the events of 1948, because Jesus did NOT single-out the fig tree. In Luke’s account it says, “…behold the fig tree, AND ALL THE TREES”.

Thirdly, Jesus explained what the “shooting forth of the branches” refers to. He said, “…so also when you see ALL THESE THINGS come to pass…” What were “these things”? They were the things He’d just finished describing, which were the famines, pestilences, earthquakes, wars, false Christs (antichrists) and the siege of Jerusalem by Gentile armies, which Jesus said was the abomination that would cause Israel’s desolation, as spoken of by Daniel. When the disciples saw THESE THINGS happen, they knew it was now time to urgently flee from Judea, in the same way that a person knows summer is near once he sees the fig tree AND ALL THE TREES shooting forth their branches.

The disciples fled from Judea just as Jesus told them, and all these things came to pass within that very generation, just as Jesus predicted. From that time (AD70) until now, Jerusalem has remained “trodden underfoot by Gentiles” just as Jesus predicted; and He told us how long this will last: “until the years of the Gentiles be fulfilled”. And only the heavenly Father knows how much longer that will be.

The fig tree and all the trees indeed sprouted their branches – in other words, everything Jesus predicted indeed came to pass exactly as predicted and exactly within the time-frame that was predicted. The believers’ lives were spared because they followed His instructions.

Therefore, the Son of Man can now come at any time! That has always been the message of the Church throughout the entire age of the Church, until the popular modern view began to be perpetrated. And guess where that popular modern view was invented? You guessed it – in America.

What do YOU think?



  1. Ahhh………the old “generation” issue

    Well………..did the clock start at 1948 when Israel became a nation or in 1967 when Israel controlled Jerusalem?

    Which chronological generation did Jesus mean? 40 years, 70 years, 100 years or 120 years?

    Don’t know but it sure sells a lot of books don’t it?

    If ya miss one of these generation numbers………try again

  2. I would like to inquire if anyone here has heard of a man from Canada named Elisha Goodman, who runs an internet prayer academy.

    If so, can what can you tell me about this man’s character and integrity?

    Anybody here had any experience with him and his academy and the prayers that are taught?

    And is what he is heading a cult or not?

    I appreciate any information and facts that I can get.

    • warrior daughter says:

      “Elisha Goodman is an online prayer coach focused on teaching the little-known secrets of answered prayers.” Taken from a website that sells his teachings….I also noticed that he gives a method to dream interpretation….

      You do not need a prayer coach to teach you anything about praying….There are no unknown secrets for getting answered prayers….God does not mask Himself in secrecy….God desires prayers from the heart and prayers that are repetitive are paganistic…. When it comes to God answering a prayer it will be in His time and man cannot manipulate that….One must recognize that there is a reason that God does not answer a prayer request immediately and one reason is that what is requested would not be in His perfect plan for the requester’s life….Another reason is that man is thinking minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years but God is thinking eternity and is not controlled by man’s thinking……
      Prayers are answered either YES I WILL, LATER I WILL, NO and any of these answers are for the best in the person’s life……
      When it comes to dream interpretation, if it is from God, you will know it and He will not leave you wondering what it means but provide the interpretation……….

  3. Miss Bunny says:

    The sermon at church today was exactly about this. About how when He comes it will be triumphantly to a victorious church, ie, we believers in Jesus Christ being fully submerged in His love and forgiveness, yokes broken, using our god given ability to put our foot on the neck of the serpent, living in the joy of His freedom and abundant Life bringing heaven down to earth!!! Rise up! xx

    Matthew Ch 23-24
    Revelation Ch 19-22

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