Posted on 6-7-16
Comparing Israel to the fig tree. Hosea 9:10
“I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.” Lets focus on this last scripture to help understand the following scriptures:
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near
“And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees...” this specifically speaks of spring time when buds shoot forth for leaves and fruit.
The “fig tree” represents the nation of Israel as a metaphor. The fathers mentioned in Hosea 9:10 were the firststripe of the fig tree. Exactly the same metaphor Jesus uses in the gospels preceding. The fathers of old were the first buds on the tree yet they went on to serve other gods. The parable of the fig tree represents Israel God’s chosen people when their eyes start to open and see Jesus Christ as the Messiah. When Jewish people evidenced by Jews For Jesus and Rabbi Schneider are believing Jesus as Messiah we should see as a sign the time is near.
In closing the parable of the fig tree is a direct reference to messianic Jews budding out. Sprouting forth out of the nation of Israel: is the meaning of the parable of the fig tree. Math 24:32
If believers are the reason for the restrainer keeping the devil in his place for our grace then the question is; when Satan is literally cast down; where are we in the 7 years of atonement? If this occurs in the middle of the 7 years then a pre-trib rapture scenario doesn't fit. Furthermore his reign is specifically 42 months which is 3.5 years. So he obviously comes in the middle of Jacobs trouble. It's not using the word tribulation because we are in the tribulation period it started in the 1st century.
( Matthew 24:29
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:) Mark 13:24 ) maybe the 6th seal opens here.
“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light.” Were going to see a world war 3 start before the rapture. (Math 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.) The beginning of sorrows the time of Jacobs trouble begins. That is a mid triber; but not saying it is truth. Just trying to figure it out like everyone else. Possible theory is such: We are living in the 5th seal. Waiting for the literal sign of the 6th seal which the Sept 23rd 2017 date is looking quite ominous. The 6th seal is open then 30 minutes of silence. The trumpets start blowing over a 3.5 year period. That is a mid trib event. What do you think?