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Parable of the Fig Tree

Introduction -

The Adamic seedline (Adam and Eve thru Seth; Genesis 5) is the lineage from which would come the Messiah, the Anointed One, Jesus Christ.  The other seedline (Cain and wife thru Enoch; Genesis 4) belongs to the serpent, or satan, and his offspring are known as the children of Cain (from the sexual union between satan and Eve), or the kenites.  Genealogies in the Bible are accurate and detailed, which is why Adam's genealogy is listed separately from that of Cain.  The occult's obsession with "false" duality and the number "11" start from the real "sin" in the Garden of Eden.  The original wheat and tare grew up together as twins - Abel and Cain.  With the key of David, you don't need a mountain of keys to open doors.  One Key starts the journey in the Word and the Key is Jesus Christ.  Now let's go to the "Origin" or "The Beginning" in the Book of Genesis.

If you understand the Sixth Day creation of all of the races, you'll understand that there was more than one man and woman on Earth, when Adam and Eve were created.  If you remember, Cain went to Nod and married a woman from the Sixth Day creation.  Now how could that happen if Adam and Eve were the first and only couple on the planet, at that time? (checkout the Lion King series, parts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

So how did your pastor miss the hunters and gatherers created by GOD on the Sixth Day (Gen 1:26-31)?  How did you miss it as well?  Did not GOD want a man (farmer) to till the ground on the Eighth Day (Gen 2:1-5)?  When Cain was expelled from the Garden of Eden by GOD, he went to the land of Nod and got married.  Now if all human life, at the time, was isolated in Eden, where did this woman come from?

Genesis 4:12-13  "When thou [Cain] tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. And Cain said unto the LORD, my punishment is greater than I can bear."

Genesis 4:14  "Behold, Thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from Thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me."

Genesis 4:16  "And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden."

The LORD GOD cast Cain out of the Garden of Eden for murdering Abel.  He cursed Cain so that when he tilled the ground, it would not produce or yield forth her fruit.  Cain was to be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth, meaning he did not have a true homeland or nation.  Also, if there was not a Sixth Day creation, why would Cain fear being killed by other men?  Where did these men come from?  Certainly not from Adam and Eve.

Cain then moved to the land of "Nod", which means "exile" or "wandering".  Eventually, Cain became a builder of cities and applied his knowledge in farming (Gen 4:2) to set up agriculture, through the use of slaves or laborers.  Without the application of agricultural science, great cities and civilizations would not have been sustainable.

Cain is also credited as the author of measurements and weights.  Unto this day, the descendants of Cain are still the masters over many forms of slavery, trade, banking and usury.  For the love of money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10).  Follow the money trail to find the perpetrators.

Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Jesus CHRIST, was a kenite, meaning he was a child of Cain.  The name "Judas" comes from the word "Judah", as in the tribe of Judah.  Judas was also the treasurer for Jesus and His disciples.  There are only two places in the Bible, both in the Book of Revelation (2:9, 3:9), which mention the very "synagogue of satan".  CHRIST states that this council of conspirators claims to be from the tribe of Judah, but are not.  And Judas was one of them, a false ioudaios (ee-oo-dah'-yos), or false jew.  Yet, even Judas repented, and so can any kenite.  Upon repentance to ALMIGHTY GOD and belief in Jesus CHRIST as LORD and Savior, a child of darkness becomes a child of light.  Until then, their god is satan, a counterfeit, who runs this world system through his seedline, a secret cabal (from the word "cabala") that follows the tradition of the elders.  If you've wondered why the world seems to belong to them, now you know.  The kenites are a secret group hidden within the tribe of Judah.  Blaming all Judah is like saying all of America is evil, when you know very well there are many fine Christian Americans in the nation.  Also, we wouldn't blame all of Jesus' disciples because of the works of one traitor.

Genesis 4:17  "And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch."

Enoch = chănôk (khan-oke') - From H2596; "initiated"; Chanok, an antediluvian patriarch: - Enoch.

The name "Enoch" means "initiated" or "teaching".  Initiated of what?  Well, Cain was the first satanic priest and his son, Enoch was next in line.  The initiated must be indoctrinated.  The primary ideology of the devil is to spread an anti-gospel, as well as a mindset of superiority and rule over those that are considered lesser beings, and his children will utilize any medium possible to achieve this purpose.  Building great cities, such as Babylon, as hubs for spreading indoctrination and propaganda, amplifies the desired effects, and makes it easier to influence people into accepting beliefs and ideas such as one worldism.  Big cities also cause confusion and influence crowd, or group, think.  Babylon comes from the word "Babel", meaning confusion.  The master plan is for a new world order, then religion, run by satan's children, as they put all of their plans together to usher in their father, satan, to deceive the world into worshipping him as Christ.  The false messiah, satan, will be the last dead president of the faulty one world government, or one world city, the Tower of Babel of the end times.

Who was the original builder of cities?  It was Cain.  If you didn't know that, perhaps, you've heard of another city builder, known as Sargon the great?  Sargon was a descendant of Cain and is regarded in secular recorded history as the first person to create a multi-ethnic and centrally ruled empire.  The sons of Cain move and relocate mass groups of people as a divide and conquer strategy over foreign territories.   Remember, Cain is not in Adam's genealogy.  Cain's descendants are listed in Genesis Ch 4 and Adam's in Ch 5.  Obviously, Abel is excluded because he was murdered by Cain and, therefore, had no progeny. 

The doctrines spread since the time of Cain are another gospel, another jesus.  Everything in the world is backwards.  All of the hidden dynasties are linked and plugged into satan's world system.  The world is being initiated into satan's versions of history and truth, which are nothing but lies and deception.  The study of indoctrination and propaganda are useful to the real Christian.  They will help you understand the techniques and weapons of the devil.  Satan's religion promotes false gods, fables, confusion and ultimately, the great apostasy.

Cain married a woman after dwelling in the land of Nod (Genesis 4:16-17), so the woman obviously didn't come from Adam and Eve.  She was of the Sixth Day creation.  Also, if there was not a Sixth Day creation, why would Cain fear being killed by other men?  Where did these men come from?  Certainly not from Adam and Eve.  What the church system of men teaches you is very watered down doctrine, laced with indoctrination and the words, traditions and systems of men.  The WORD will never truly make sense to you, if you follow the precepts of men, because all of the races of people, in no way, no how, came from one set of parents.  There's nothing wrong with teaching the Truth, for it is written.  Indoctrination replaces common sense and the natural order of things.  It produces babel, or confusion.

The Sixth Day creation of all the races were hunters and gatherers (Genesis 1:26).  On the Eight Day, GOD saw that there was not a man to till the ground (Genesis 2:5), so He created Adam, the first farmer.  Unto this day, the nations of true Adamic peoples are the largest producers of many crops.  At the end of the Sixth Day, GOD saw everything that He had made and it was very good (Genesis 1:31).  There is no racism in Christianity.  Racism is from the cup of devils, an ideology of satan. 

Genesis 3:15  "And I [LORD GOD] will put enmity between thee [satan] and the woman [Eve], and between thy [satan's seedline; the kenites] seed and her Seed [Jesus Christ]; Christ shall bruise thy head [vital part], and thou shalt bruise His heel [lower part]."

Peace in CHRIST JESUS, (Spread-the-Truth)
- by Mr baptist.

Parable of the Fig Tree - by Bob Seller

What ever happened to Cain after he "went out from the presence of the LORD"?   Do you know?   And why is it we are given the beginning of his posterity* in chapter four of Genesis?   The answer to the latter question is so that the wise of this final generation would be able to pick up on that genealogy and know who the enemies of Christianity are?   Remember, God said to the serpent in Gen. 3:15 "I will put enmity between your seed (children) and her (seed)"!   That enmity exists to this day!    If you would like to know more about the events in the beginning including the creation of the races, the formation of Adam and Eve, the fallen angels, the flood of Noah, etc., see:  HISTORY OF CREATION - Genesis  or  Beguiled

Note: If every human being on earth except Noah and his family were wiped out during the Flood of Noah, as is so commonly believed and erroneously taught, there would be no posterity of Cain after that event, would there?   Yet we shall see in this study that his offspring did survive because they are found to be alive and well throughout the scriptures continuing to do the work of their father the devil, even to this very day. 

So how is it that the wise are to know and understand who Cain's descendents are in this final generation?   We are simply to trace them throughout the scriptures, and if we do, they will become visible to the discerner in secular history as well!   This is important because their identity is crucial in order to understand the in-depth meaning of the Parable of the Fig Tree.   That is why we have spent so much time documenting who the tares are!   Because you see, tares are also very "naughty figs" (Jer. 24:2).   Yes, there are two types of figs, good figs and bad figs, both of which are part of the "planting" as we will see when we get to Jeremiah 24.

Let us now see what happened to Cain and trace his children throughout the scriptures.

Genesis 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

Have you ever read in secular history about Sargon I of Akkad, also known as Sargon the Magnificent?   If not, you might wish to obtain a copy of Mrs. Sidney Bristowe's compelling book titled "Sargon the Magnificent" in which she identifies Sargon as none other than Cain of Genesis who went forth into the land of the Sumerians and subdued them and founded the city of Babylon.

Genesis 4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

One of the most common questions people ask is "Who did Cain marry?"   The answer is that he married one of the women from the 6th day creation of Gen. 1:26. 

Let us now take our Strong's Concordance and look up the word "Cain".

Cain = qayin kah'-yin  Strong's #7014
The same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe:—Cain, Kenite (-s).

The word "Kenite", a child of "Kayin", is a "transliteration" which is simply when you convert the letters of one language into the letters of another language. That differs from a "translation" where you convert a word to its meaning. The meaning of "Kenite" comes from the Hebrew word "Qayin" or "Kayin" who is known to us English speaking peoples as "Cain". You see, the letter "Koph" (÷) in Hebrew which is the first letter in the name Kayin, Qayin, Cain, has the sound of a "K" or a "Q" or a hard "C", just like the "K" and "C" in the names Kathy and Cathy are pronounced exactly the same way in English. A Cain-ite, or Ken-ite in English, is therefore a son of, or descendent of, Cain (not to be confused with a Canaanite). Here is Strong's definition of "Kenite":

Kenites = kay-nee', kee-nee'  Strong's #7017
Patronymic from H7014; a Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin:—Kenite.

So do not make this difficult.   The children of Cain are simply called "Ken-ites" just as the children of Israel are called Israel-ites or the descendents of Moab are called Moab-ites. Got it? Then let's go to 1 Chronicles 2 and check out some descendants of both Israel and Kayin, i.e. Israelites and Kenites respectively.

1 Chron. 2:1 These are the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,

1 Chron. 2:2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

You can read the rest of the genealogies of the Israelites in chapter 2 on your own but when you get to the last verse (55) notice that there are some Non-Israelite families listed that are "affixed to" the house of Israel: 

1 Chron. 2:55 And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.

Do NOT overlook what "duty" these sons of Cain have among the tribes!  They are scribes!

scribe = saòphar saw-far'  Strong's #5608
A primitive root; properly to score with a mark as a tally or record, that is, (by implication) to inscribe, and also to enumerate; intensively to recount, that is, celebrate:—commune, (ac-) count, declare, number, + penknife, reckon, scribe, shew forth, speak, talk, tell (out), writer.

By the way!   You may be interested to know that by tracing the Kenites through the scriptures we are actually doing what Rev. 13:18 instructs us to by "counting" the number of the beast, who is Satan himself, whom you now know is the father of the Kenites who became scribes! Want some wisdom?   Here is how to get it:

Rev. 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Notice how close the definition of the word "scribe" in Hebrew is to the word "count" in Greek.

count = pseôphizoô psay-fid'-zo  Strong's #5585
From G5586; to use pebbles in enumeration, that is, (genitive case) to compute:—count.

"Count" comes from the Greek word "psephos".

pseôphos psay'-fos Strong's #5586
From the same as G5584; a pebble (as worn smooth by handling), that is, (by implication of use as a counter or ballot) a verdict (of acquittal) or ticket (of admission); a vote:—stone, voice.

Almost sounds like a description of the 2000 Presidential election in Florida, doesn't it? Nevertheless, to count the number of the beast is to "enumerate" pebbles, or "stones" worn smooth through handling, i.e. over a long period of time or service.   Of course the number 666 gives it away and makes it very obvious that what we are to do is trace the Kenites as we are doing.   Here is the Greek for 666 which is Satan's number (see appendix 10 in the Companion Bible):

666 = chi xi stigma khee xee stig'-ma  Strong's #5516
The 22nd, 14th and an obsolete letter (G4742 as a cross) of the Greek alphabet (intermediate between the 5th and 6th), used as numbers; denoting respectively 600, 60 and 6; 666 as a numeral:—six hundred threescore and six.

Let us read again 1 Chron. 2:55.

1 Chron. 2:55 And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.

These "scribes" who affixed themselves to the tribes of Israel would eventually work their way into the temple and ascend from the position of temple "servants" to that of the Levitical Priesthood, including the office of the High Priest.   That is why Jesus Christ would say to the disciples in Mat. 23 that the scribes and Pharisees were in charge, meaning they now sat in the seat of authority!

Matthew 23:2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:

In other words, the Kenites were "running the church"!    How in the world could that have happened?   Let's review some history and find out:

Following Cyrus' decree in 426 BC to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, Ezra and Nehemiah went back to Jerusalem, but they took with them only a REMNANT from the House of Judah.   The rest of Judah, the majority of them, went north over the Caucasus Mountains with the other tribes of Israel and to this very day most of true Judah and Israel do not know who they are.   The 10 so-called "lost" tribes of the House of Israel basically comprise the Christian nations of the world today, the largest being the USA, yet in their ignorance they call themselves gentiles.

It was during the trip back to Jerusalem that at one point Ezra stopped and gathered the people together and took a census. And guess what he found, or better yet, what he didn't find?    Read it yourself:

Ezra 8:15 And I gathered them together to the river than runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tents three days: and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi.

There were no Levitical priests among them. NONE! So Ezra sent some Nethinims, who were temple helpers, back to Babylon to get some Real Ministers, some genuine Levites, for the house of God.

Ezra 8:17 And I sent them with commandment unto Iddo the chief at the place Casiphia, and I told them what they should say unto Iddo, and to his brethren the Nethinims, at the place Casiphia, that they should bring unto us ministers for the house of our God.

It was King Solomon who built the first temple and who first brought those non-Israelite temple workers, the Nethinims, into God's House.   You can look up the definition of "Nethinim" in your Strong's Concordance, but here's a few excerpts from "The Dictionary of the Bible", John D. Davis, pg 537.

Nethinim, in A.V. Nethinims [given].

Temple servants or slaves given by David and the princes for the service of the Levites (Ezra 8:20). Prior to their appointment, similar functions seem to have been discharged by the Midianites, whom Moses gave over to the Levites (Num. 31:47), and at a subsequent period by the Gibeonites, whom Joshua assigned as hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of God (Josh. 9:23).    Even after the Nethinim were associated with them or superceded them, the number of the Nethinim may have been too small for the elaborate temple services instituted by David's son and successor, and been increased; for we find in the books of Ezra (2:55-58) and Nehemiah (7:57-60) the children of Solomon's servants, i.e. slaves, mentioned after and numbered with the Nethinim.    Although they were organized by David, it was probably under a different name; for the word Nethinim occurs only in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, with a solitary passage in 1 Chron. 9:2.   They discharged the more menial duties required by the temple worship.   Of the Nethinim and the children of Solomon's servants, 392 returned from captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:58; Neh. 7:60), and 220 more with Ezra (Ezra 8:17-20).

Now pay close attention to these next two sections.

The Nethinim seem to have been naturalized foreigners rather than people of true Israelite descent (1 Chron. 9:2. Ezra 2:59; Neh. 7:61), and several of the names on the list of their leading men have a foreign aspect (Ezra 2:43-54; Neh. 7:46-56)...

The children of Tabbaoth and Keros, and of Solomon's servants the children of Sophereth (Ezra 2:43,44,55), which mean the children of rings, of the weaver's comb, and of the scribal office, apparently denote the official duties in the temple which the men of these classes discharged.

That's correct. Foreigners, i.e. kenites, became the scribes for the lazy Levites.    It would be these scribes that would work their way "up the ladder", so to speak, and eventually sit in the seat of Moses by the time Christ arrived at His first advent.

Some of them lived on Ophel, a southern prolongation of the temple hill...

The tower of Ophel, where these kenites lived, was above the conduit through which the water from the Virgin Fountain flowed into the Pool of Siloam.    So even though these false shepherds of the sons of Cain were in charge of the temple, the Living Water flowed right beneath them.    Talk about symbolic?

Holding an official position at the temple, although the office was menial, they were exempt from imperial taxation (Ezra 7:24).

Now there's a surprise! Kenites avoiding taxes!  Just shows there is nothing new under the sun.

They seem to have adopted with some cordiality the covenant made at the instance of Nehemiah to worship Jehovah (Neh. 10:28,29).

They embrace the gods of money, power and ego!    But at least now you should have a little better understanding of the mixing in of the kenites into the temple.    This is important because although they were "foreigners" the major portion of these kenites would later falsely claim to be of Judah, of the seed of Abraham!    Let us go one more verse in Ezra:

Ezra 8:18 And by the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brethren, eighteen;

Well, they did what Ezra asked them to.   The Nethinim brought back some Levites, but they did not come back with very many.   And although these Levites would serve in the temple for some time, by the time Christ would walk this earth the sons of Cain will have taken over.   In fact, Caiaphas the high priest would actually be appointed by the Roman governor.

Again, so that we understand the conversation that is about to take place in John between Jesus and the scribes and Pharisees, we need to know that during the 400 year period from the time of Malachi, the last book in the Old Testament, to the time of Christ, the "great synagogue" would come forth.     And many of the ruling authorities of the temple, those religious leaders in charge, would not be of the seed of Abraham, i.e. true Israelites or Levitical Priests, but would be the wicked sons of Cain, who are called "Kenites" (pronounced Cain-ites) in the Bible.    They will plot and bring about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ for they are murderers just like their father, the very first murderer.

We will now see the kenites try to convince Jesus that they are of the "seed" of Abraham, BY BIRTH! But remember, we know they are not and so did Jesus!    They are liars and are of the synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2:9, 3:9).    We pick up the conversation in John chapter 8:

John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

The Greek word for "continue" is meno and is better translated "abide".    The "flip side" of what Jesus just said is that if you don't abide in His Word, you are not one of His disciples, i.e. a person who is disciplined in His Word.

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

AND, THEREFORE, IF you abide in His Word, THEN you shall know the truth!    Jesus Christ, the Word of God, is the truth that shall make you free.    Not only will you be free from sin, but you will be free from worry, anxieties, etc., not to mention free from the traditions of men.    This verse does not say that abiding in church will make you free for church is actually a bondage for many.

John 8:33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

The word "seed" in Greek is sperma and means by implication offspring.    By the way, their statement is totally in error for not only are they NOT of Abraham's seed, but Abraham's seed (the Israelites) were in bondage in Egypt for 400 years, weren't they?

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

They just committed sin. They just LIED to Jesus Christ, right to His face, and of course He knew it! They were NOT of Abraham's seed. Now for a little salvation message from Yeshua:

John 8:35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.

The servant of sin will not abide forever.   Of course not.    Remember that the wicked, the unrepentant servants of sin, shall be consumed in the lake of fire and perish?    So ultimately, by the time of the great white throne judgment at the end of the Millennium, if one doesn't abide in Him, they are history!    No, actually they will be completely blotted out of history!    They will be consumed by fire and remembered no more!

John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Only the Son who paid the price can set you free from death!

John 8:37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

Read this verse, "I know that you say you are Abraham's seed...".

Note: If you check out the Greek word for "know" in this verse you will find "it denotes mediate knowledge, e.g. from hearsay (see "A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament", E. W. Bullinger, pg. 435.)"

John 8:38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

Notice there are two "fathers" in this verse.  One is capitalized and the other is not.

John 8:39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

The works of Abraham would be to serve God, abide in His Word, and follow the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

John 8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

John 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

"We are not illegitimate!", they retorted.    "We have one Father - God." (Phillips)

John 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

John 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

Jesus now identifies the origin of their family "tree".

John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

It doesn't get any plainer than these words of Jesus Christ.    These particular scribes and Pharisees were not who they claimed to be, i.e. they were not children of Abraham, neither by birth nor by works, and so by default they could not even be of Judah.    They were descendants of Cain, the first son of Satan, the first murderer.    It was Cain's offspring, the kenites, who were responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, though our brother Judah has been falsely blamed for it. 

Be forewarned that most preachers and ministers and commentaries will try to "spiritualize away" this 44th verse in John 8, and say Christ wasn't talking about "sperma", i.e. seed and offspring.    But let me ask you, is there not a group of people who run around TODAY claiming that they are "God's chosen people" by descent? 

Those Christians who belong to the church of Smyrna know they are not!

Rev. 2:8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

Rev. 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Those Christians who belong to the church of Philadelphia know they are not!

Rev. 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

Rev. 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

Rev. 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

The question is, "Does your church know who they are?"   If not, your church is not in good standing with Jesus Christ, for you will find that only two out of the seven churches listed in Rev. 2-3 are found to be without fault.    They are the church of Smyrna and the church of Philadelphia.

Parable of the Fig Tree by SeedPlanter

Mark 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves (out of season), ye know that summer (harvest time) is near:

A deception has been taking place and just before the Second Advent, people will believe that Jesus Christ has returned for them. This false return or "rapture" will be untimely and out of season because prophecy tells us that Satan will arrive first and pretend to be Christ. If you understand The Parable of the Fig Tree, you will know the season (generation) when Christ returns and you won't be deceived by Satan. Now learn.

Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things (seven seals, seven trumps, seven vials) come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors (harvest time - end of this earth age - Second Advent).

Mark 13:30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation (season - generation of the fig tree) shall not pass, till all these things (seven things) be done (all prophecy fulfilled).

Mark 13:31 Heaven and Earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

The generation that Jesus refers to in Mark 13:30 is that of the fig tree. Jer 24 tells us when the fig tree was planted.

The House of Israel had been taken captive 200 years prior; the focus is on Judah and Jerusalem.

Jer 24:1 The Lord shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the Lord (Mount Zion), after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive (70 years) Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths (Nethinim) from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon (confusion).

The Nethinim (bad figs) were appointed to help the Levitcal priests (Ezra 8:20). They eventually started taking over the priests' duties - they conveniently mixed right in.

Jer 24:2 One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs (the tares of Matthew 13 - Kenites), which could not be eaten, they were so bad.

Jer 24:3 Then said the Lord unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.

Jer 24:4 Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

Jer 24:5 Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans (Babylon - confusion) for their good (by Titus in 70 AD).

Jer 24:6 For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land (Jerusalem): and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up.

Judah returned to Jerusalem in 1948 (State of Israel established). Both good figs (Judah) and bad figs (those who say they are of Judah but are really sons of Cain - Kenites).

Rev 2:9 is addressed to the church in Smyrna. Smyrna is the name of a fig - a good fig.

Rev 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews (from Judah), and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan (Kenites).

Jer 24:7 And I will give them (good figs) an heart to know me (the truth), that I am the Lord: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.

Jer 24:8 And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the Lord, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue (residents that claim to be of Judah) of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt:

Jer 24:9 And I will deliver them (bad figs - Kenites) to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them.

Jer 24:10 And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers.

They were dispersed from off the land by Titus in 70 AD and returned in 1948. The shoot (figs are planted by a shoot) was set out and has been putting forth leaves.

Because of the Parable of the Fig Tree, we know the season (generation) when Christ will return - the generation of the fig tree (1948); we are that generation.

Mark 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

Mark 13:37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.