posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 12:38 AM
Let me save you some time
Mar 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
Mar 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
Mar 13:30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
Israel is the only country ever referred to or compared to, the fig tree
Joel 1 The roman punishment
Joel 2 The restoration
and finally in Mar
Israel became a nation in 1949 but only owned west Jerusalem
Israel captured East Jerusalem in the 1967 war. The clock starts
(independence was declared in 48 but the war went into 49)
A generation is difficult to nail but 40, 50, 60, 100, 120 are all numbers taken from the bible for this word.
50 has the best support, then 60, then 100, then 40 then 120.
Its interesting to note that from adam to abrahams birth (the beginning of Israel - before this there is no covenant) is 1949 years. 100 years
after is when Issac was born, whos name was changed to Israel
Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the covenant. From him, until the birth of Israel is 1949 years.
When the fig tree blooms, you know summer is near...and this generation will not pass before Christ returns
So, I cant tell you the day or the hour....but I ask you, which number best fits a 'generation' here. From Abraham to Jesus, using the generation
tables in the NT, the time period averages 50 years per generation