Ray Bentley - January 19, 2020 - Matthew 24:32-36
The final generation will see the second Coming of Jesus! The fig tree represents Israel. The question of the parable is who or what is the fig tree and how long is a generation? Just as the fig tree withered, so would Israel soon be destroyed by the Romans in AD 70 , then again in AD 135 . After the second Jewish revolt the Jewish people were dispersed to the four corners of the earth. But our present generation witnessed the physical restoration of the modern State of Israel in May of 1948, as well as the reunification of Jerusalem under Jewish control since June 1967. Jesus then says, When you see all these things come to pass, know that it is near!