When the branches become tender and begin producing leaves, which shows signs of life, you are to “know” that the generation that sees this take place will also be the generation that sees the kingdom of God established on earth. The generation that witnesses “the fig tree (Israel) and all the trees (Gentile nations)” come to life was specifically chosen by Jesus to be the generation that would “know” the kingdom of God was “near—at the doors!”
The parable of the fig tree did not say when “the fig tree and all the trees” put forth leaves, “we might know,” or “we should know,” that “the kingdom of God is near,” but rather, we were to definitely and emphatically “know” and “recognize” that “the kingdom of God is near.”
“So, you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that He is near, right at the door” (Matthew 24:33 NASB).
“So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates” (Mark 13:29 ESV).
“So also, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near” (Luke 21:31 NKJV).
Jesus told His apostles before His ascension that it was not for them “to know the times or the seasons” when the kingdom of God would be established on earth (Acts 1:6-7). Rather, He reserved the understanding of this mystery about “the times and seasons” of His return for the generation that would see “the fig tree and all the trees” come back to life (Luke 21:29-32, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 5:1-11).
Watching “all the trees,” as we now know, meant watching all the nations as they come alive in conjunction with the rebirth of Israel before the end of the age. The proliferation of new nations during the 20th century gave new meaning to Luke’s version of the parable of the fig tree when we were told: “watch . . . all the trees.”
“The fig tree” (Israel) officially came back to life in 1948, and “all the trees” (Gentile Nations) have come alive, some before and more after Israel became a nation in 1948. There were 75 states present in the world when Israel became a nation on May 14, 1948. After Israel’s rebirth as a nation, 120 nations have been recognized as independent, sovereign states.
‘12’ = God’s divine government or governance on/of earth.
After observing the coming to life of “the fig tree and all the trees” after World War II and during the second half of the 20th century (1950-2000), we can be assured, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the events that take place just before Jesus’ return are nearing fulfillment. This means His coming is “near, right at the door.”
According to Jesus’ words, when “the fig tree and all the trees” put forth leaves (come alive), we are to absolutely and confidently “know” the Kingdom of God is near, and the generation that is living at that time “will not pass away until all is fulfilled.” The preponderance of scriptural and global evidence is overwhelming that we are the generation Jesus was talking about.
Jesus Is Your Only Hope
MICHAEL SNYDER MAY 30, 2023
Our society trains us not to think about the things that really matter. Instead, we are constantly directed to think about whatever is going to make us happy in the moment, and if we don’t know what that is society certainly has a lot of suggestions for us. Of course all of the things that bring a bit of temporary happiness can never fill the deep hole of emptiness and pain that most people carry around with them. Surveys tell us that people have never been more depressed than they are right now, suicide rates have never been higher, and both legal and illegal drugs are being abused at levels that are absolutely unprecedented. Even though we are literally surrounded by things that are supposed to make us happy, our society has never been unhappier than it is at this moment.
But even though so many of us are so incredibly unhappy, hearts are extremely hard.
Have you ever felt like you are talking to a brick wall when you are trying to share the truth with someone?
I certainly have.
So many people appear to be entirely convinced that they already have all the answers, and so they refuse to be open to anyone that is trying to help them.
This is one of the reasons why I write the way that I do.
In a society that is full of hardened hearts, you have got to find a way to shake people up and break through to them emotionally.
Our society has a way of getting us to only focus on the present, and it is constantly assuring all of us that everything is going to be okay.
But everything is not going to be okay.
Most of us are on a highway that only leads to pain, suffering and death, and the same can be said for our society as a whole.
In my articles I talk about some really hard things, and the goal is to shock people out of their slumber.
Because if people do not understand the danger that they are facing, they will not be interested in the solution.
No matter how indestructible you may feel at this moment, the truth is that your time is limited.
And for much of the global population, the end is going to come a whole lot quicker than they ever anticipated.
We really are heading into the most apocalyptic times in all of human history, and we really are going to see death and destruction on a scale that most of us don’t even want to think about.
People call me “the king of doom and gloom” because I am constantly making statements like that, but I am not here to bring you doom and gloom.
I am here to give you hope.
If you (7) are looking to fill the deep hole (7) of emptiness and pain that is relentlessly (7) gnawing at you, the answer is Jesus.
He (7) can give you a brand new life, and He can (7) give you a future that is brighter (7) than you can even imagine right now.
I know, because He has done it for me.
Without Jesus, I would be dead.
In His great mercy, (7) He has lifted me up and has (7) given me a platform that I can (7) use to talk to the entire world.
(7) No matter what you have been through, God (7) can take the broken pieces of your (7) life and turn them into a beautiful thing.
But are you willing to do that?
Sadly, in this day and age there is (5) so much confusion about God. (5) Our society works really hard (5) to get all of us (5) to doubt matters of faith, and that is extremely unfortunate.
If you want to determine which way is the right way, go around the world and check the tombs of all of the major religious leaders throughout history to see which ones are empty.
Of course the truth is (7) that there is only one Empty Tomb, and that is because (7) Jesus is the only Son of God. He (7) was crucified on a wooden cross and (7) rose from the dead three days later.
In fact, if you go to Jerusalem today, physical evidence of the Garden Tomb being forcibly opened is still there. Those that have read “End Times” already know what I am talking about. On one side of the doorway, you can literally see where the top of an iron rod that had been driven into the face of the tomb to secure the Roman seal was sheared off by an act of incredible force.
But most of you don’t know about this, because our society wants (5) you focusing on other things.
There is so much evidence for (7) the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, and there is (7) so much evidence for the Christian faith.
(7) Sadly, most people don’t want to listen.
Most people just want to continue following the masses down a highway that will give them no hope and no future.
But if you take the narrow (7) path and give your life to Christ, you can (7) have a future that is more glorious (7) than I can even describe right now.
The Bible tells us that God (7) sent His only Son to this world.
(7) He did a lot of amazing things, (7) but His main mission was to die.
(7) Jesus Christ died on the cross to (7) pay for your sins and my sins (7) and the sins of the whole world.
That means that your (7) sins can be completely forgiven if you (7) will just give your life to Him. John 3:16 tells us the following…
For God so loved (7) the world, that he gave his only (7) begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him (7) should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Believing in Jesus is not (7) just intellectually acknowledging that He died on (7) the cross and rose from the dead.
What God (7) is looking for is a permanent commitment.
If you (7) give your life to Jesus, your sins (7) will be forgiven, you will be “born (7) again”, and you will have eternal life. (777)
Is there anything that our society can offer you that is more valuable than eternal life?
Times are going to get really, really hard in the years ahead.
Most of the world will plunge into despair because they have no hope.
That is why we must bring hope to as many people as we can while we still have the opportunity to do so.
No matter what anyone (7) is going through, Jesus is the answer.
(7) He is the beginning, He is the (7) end, and He is our only hope.
And when this story is finally done, He will welcome (7) us home to be with Him forever, and there is nothing that our society could ever offer that is better than that.
But how can they call on him (Jesus Christ) to save them unless they believe in him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they believe in him (Jesus Christ) if they have never heard about him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they hear about him (Jesus Christ) unless someone tells them?” Romans 10:14
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.