Jean Stepnoski (16 Aug 2011)
"A Parable of the Fig Tree, The Doors of Summer, Figs, Finest Grapes, Olive Oil"


 
Dear Doves,
      In Matthew 24 Messiah/Christ has valuable things to share in verses 32-33. "Now learn a parable of the fig tree: when its branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that Summer is near; so likewise when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors." We need to look to when Summer begins and also to when Summer is complete and it ends for Israel! When is it at the doors? There are only two times when Summer is near, at the doors (gates) for Israel, either ancient or modern. When do the doors to Summer open and then close? They open at the Summer Solstice and close at the Autumn Equinox. We are past the opening of the doors of Summer for Israel for 2011. For Israel and other countries North of the equator, the doors to Summer close on 9-23-2011 at 9:04 Universal Time. This will be 2 days before the lineup of 6 planets on 9-25-2011, of Saturn, Mercury, Sun, Elenin, Earth, and Uranus. It will be 3 days after the vote on "Palestine" by member nations at the United Nations General Assembly. The doors to Summer, to their closing for Israel, happens 5 days before the beginning of The Feast of Trumpets on 9-28 to 29, according to the Hillel Calendar. We see events linked for 2, 3, and 5 days from 9-23-2011. This is close to the numbers of Vincent Tan in his experience with an angel, which were 234.
      When is the Season for ripe FIGS for Israel? The first figs in Spring are premature figs. The fig leaves begin to bud as Summer begins. However, the Fig Season harvest is August-September. The Fig Season, from leaves to ripe fruit harvested happens between the opening and the closing of THE DOORS TO SUMMER for Israel! The article and chart at http://www.gci.org/law/festivals/harvest is valuable. Can we assume that the Summer Fruits in Israel will be harvested before the doors to Summer close on 9-23-2011? Will the grapes, pomegranates, and figs have come due and been harvested before this date and Tishri 1? The key crop and its final harvest of most importance would seem to be The Figs! Tishri is the month symbolic of the conclusion and fullness of annual harvest for each and all of the 7 crops (species) of Israel. The only crop to continue from September to November is olives. But some of the olives would come to maturity and be harvested by The Feast of Tabernacles. September begins the Season for Olives and the Olive Oil. In days of old,  there would be fresh and newly pressed Olive Oil for the Lamps of the Maidens! The merchants would have olive oil to sell! The finest grapes have been harvested, for the finest vintage wine!
      If the season for The Blessed Hope is the time between the opening and closing of THE DOORS (GATES) TO SUMMER, THE FIGS SEASON, THE FINEST GRAPES, and new OLIVE OIL IN LAMPS TO LIGHT THE WAY TO THE WEDDING, then we have clear dates before which the event must happen. The date of 9-22-2011 until midnight is the last full day of Summer for Israel. After 9-23-2011 at 11:04 in the morning, for Israel, Summer is over. The doors to it have opened and then closed. Will The Blessed Hope occur and the departure (apostacia) of the bride/ body of Messiah/Christ happen on or before 9-22-2011? We shall see. Come quickly, Lord...
 
With Love and Shalom,
Jean