Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Palestinians Set Date for Statehood Showdown at UN


September 20th is the day the UN will vote if Palestine becomes a state.

When Christ gave His parable about the fig tree in Matthew 24 and Luke 21, He was speaking of Israel.  Israel is often seen as a "fig tree" throughout Scripture.  Christ mentioned in Matthew 24:32-33:

“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."

This parable is talking about the rebirth of Israel as a nation.  They were scattered in 70 AD after the Romans leveled their second temple and only became a nation again just recently, in 1948.

Therefore, when Israel begins "sprouting" again -- meaning, becoming a prosperous nation, you know the end is near, even at the doors.

What's interesting about this parable is the fact that Jesus never mentions the "pruning" of the fig tree as a sign to watch for His Coming.  And God's land (Israel, the fig tree) is about to get pruned to make way for Palestine.

Could we be taken out beforehand?  I don't know, but you cannot deny it will be interesting to see how everything goes down in the next 5 weeks...