God and Country #73 – for March 24 2013 – The Fig Tree
In view of the President’s recent trip to Israel, Program 73 is a review of the prophetic significance of Israel in end-time prophecy. The program begins with the history of Israel’s current conflict with the Palestinians and then explains the prophecies of Israel’s 2,000-year exile from the land. The recent reestablishment of Israel back in the land and her economic success are the remarkable providence of God fulfilling the promise of a future restoration.
Ezekiel foresees Israel’s return to the land with these words: “But you, O mountains of Israel, you will put forth your branches and bear your fruit for My people Israel; for they will soon come” (Ezekiel 36:8). Jesus used the same words in Matthew 24:32 to describe the sign of His soon return. “Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.” It is evident that Jesus was referencing the restoration of Israel
as a sign of His soon return. Take notice!
Scriptures Referenced: Zechariah 12:3; Romans 11:28; Jeremiah 26:13; Deuteronomy 28:63-68; Hebrews 10:29; Nahum 1:12; Ezekiel 36; Matthew 24:32-33, 21:18-19; Jeremiah 29:10; Zechariah 1:16-17, 10:9-12, 11:4; Luke 21:24