“The days of our lives are 70 years; And if by reason of strength they are80 YEARS, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is SOON CUT OFF, and WE FLY AWAY”(Psalms 90:10)
One day the disciples asked Jesus:
“What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” (Matthew 24:3).
In answer to this question, Jesus spoke a parable of the Fig Tree, which combined with Psalm 90 and the rebirth of Israel in AD 1948, now gives us the YEAR of Christ’s return – AD 2028.
PROPHECY IN PSALMS
After Jesus resurrected from the dead, he met with his disciples and explained to them:
“These are the words which I spoke unto you, while I was yet with you, that ALL THINGS MUST BE FULFILLED, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and IN THE PSALMS, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures” (Luke 24:44-45).
Do you see Jesus confirmed there were prophecies in the PSALMS concerning his First Coming? Well, make no mistake about it, there are OTHER prophecies in the Psalms, unfulfilled, concerning his Second Coming! And Psalm 90 is a HUGE one, which you will soon see!
PARABLE OF FIG TREE
So here now is Jesus’ parable of the Fig Tree in answer to the disciples asking him when the “end of the world” would arrive:
“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when its branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near: So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all these things be fulfilled.” (Matthew 24:32-34)
What?!?! What is this about? What “generation” shall not pass away before Christ returns? The answer is in the parable! It’s the generation that sees the FIG TREE put forth its leaves!
Listen, in a parable things always represent other things. For example, in Jesus’ parable of the sower, the “seed” represented the “Word of God” (Mark 4:14), and in his parable of the tares, the “tares” represented the “children of the wicked one” (Matthew 13:38).
FIG TREE = ISRAEL
So what does the “Fig Tree” represent in the parable of the Fig Tree? It’s the nation of Israel! How do we know? The Bible clearly tells us:
“I (God) found ISRAEL like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstfruits on the Fig Tree.” (Hosea 9:10)
Therefore, Jesus was saying in his parable of the fig tree (and I’m paraphrasing) … “The generation that is born the year the nation of Israel comes back on the map again will not all pass away (die) before my Second Coming occurs!”
What’s fascinating about this parable is the fact that when Jesus uttered it, Israel was still a nation! They were just under Rome’s control. In other words, through this parable, Jesus was actually prophesying the destruction of the nation of Israel! And sure enough, around AD 70, that happened — Rome destroyed Jerusalem.
So WHEN did the nation of Israel STUNNINGLY and AMAZINGLY come back on the map again? AD 1948!!! So the people born in the year AD 1948 are the final generation! They will not all die before Jesus Christ returns!
LENGTH OF GENERATION
Ok, so all we need to know is the Biblical length (years) of a generation of people, and we can add that number to AD 1948 and this will be the OUTSIDE DATE for Christ’s Second Coming. So is this in the Bible? Well, remember me saying there are prophecies in the Psalms, concerning Christ’s Second Coming? Well, here it is:
“The days of our lives are 70 years; and if by reason of strength they are 80 YEARS, yet is their strength labor and sorrow, for it is soon CUT OFF, and we FLY AWAY” (Psalms 90:10).
This verse tells us 80 years is the average age of a generation of people. Therefore, the outside date for Christ’s return is AD 1948 + 80 = AD 2028! What’s even more fascinating is Moses wrote Psalm 90 over 3,000 years ago, and even though he lived to be 120 years old, today, 80 years is the average life expectancy of human beings worldwide!
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Oh, but there’s more! Did you notice the “soon cut off” and “we fly away” words written in the Psalms 90:10 verse above, after the 80 year generation was mentioned?
The Bible tell us the Antichrist’s time will be “cut short” or “cut off” at Christ’s return — 42 months. And during Christ’s return, a small righteous remnant of saints will “fly away” up into the air to meet him in the clouds to escape the global firestorm of God’s Wrath.
Friend, these words in the Psalm 90:10 are almost certainly prophesying of the “flying away” that will happen to the saints (elect) at the end of the Antichrist’s Great Tribulation reign, when his time will be “cut off” at 3.5 years, 80 years after AD 1948 — 2028 END!
So there you have it … Christ’s parable of the Fig Tree in Matthew 24, along with the length of a generation in Psalms 90 go hand in hand in confirming Jesus Christ’s rapturous return “immediately AFTER the Great Tribulation” in the year AD 2028!
The Fig Tree (Israel) Put Forth Leaves(May 14, 1948)