Mary Anna (14
"The Fig Tree and the
End of the Age by Hal Lindsey"
Jesus says ³learn a lesson from the fig tree.² This
does not mean interpret what the fig tree is.
Matt 24:32 When you see the leaves sprouting, you know that
summer is coming soon. In the same way, when you see the signs
which Jesus has been talking about, you know the next events
that you are expecting are near. What events were they
expecting? The second coming (Matt 24:3)
vs. 34 This generation is not the disciples. It is the
generation that sees the signs. What signs? The events of the
Tribulation. So, the generation that sees the events of the
Tribulation will see the second coming of Christ.
Verses 34 and 35 give us the idea of imminency (it will take
place soon - for that generation) and inerrancy (it is sure to
Heaven and earth will pass away after the Millenium. Then a new
heaven and earth will be created..
After Jesus tells the parable of the fig tree, He gives several
brief parables to show what the response one should have when he
sees the signs.