Parable of the barren Fig Tree

Today, I was considering this situation with the Trumpet (see previous post), and the Holy Spirit brought some additional scriptures to my mind. The Bible teaches us that God works through patterns and cycles. What was will be again. For instance, the pattern of the 3 days and 3 nights is seen in several places in the Bible. During the days of Moses, the 9th plague of thick darkness lasted 3 days and 3 nights. The prophet Jonah was in the belly of the whale for 3 days and 3 nights. After the crucifixion, Jesus was in the belly of the earth for 3 days and 3 nights before His Resurrection. This is a repeating pattern in the Bible, and usually precedes some type of deliverance. There are also other repeating patterns in the Bible.

While I was considering “the Trumpet” ( Donald Trump) God led me to the parable about the barren fig tree. I found myself wondering if this parable could also represent a repeating pattern. In Scripture, the Fig Tree is known to represent Israel. The Fig Tree also represents “self righteousness”, as evidenced by Adam and Eve trying to clothe themselves in fig leaves after they had sinned. When Adam and Eve made the choice to disobey God and eat of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they exhibited self-righteousness. So, self-righteousness manifests itself whenever man disobeys God’s commandments and elevates his decisions and subsequent behavior over God’s standards. When man is right in his own eyes and God is wrong in man’s eyes, we have self-righteousness. Paul, in Romans 10:3 says: “For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.”

The Holy Spirit led me to the Parable of the barren fig tree…

Luke 13: 6 And He (Jesusbegan telling this parable: “A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any. And he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding anyCut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?’ And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.’”

What is this parable about? Jesus’ ministry lasted THREE years, like the Fig Tree. He had taught TRUTH in the Synagogues, spoken in the town squares, and showed them that He was the only way to the Father. But did Israel BELIEVE Him? In the final week of His life, Jesus passed the fig tree and cursed it. Immediately the Tree Withered. We know from the Scriptures that Jerusalem was burned to the ground 40 years after the Crucifixion, in 70AD. Forty is the number of judgment and Divine testing. But we also know that the Fig Tree immediately withered. What might that have meant? I take it to mean that when Israel killed the Son of God, their own Messiah. The LIGHT of the world LEFT Jerusalem.

Because we believe that America and Israel (modern nation) are spiritually connected, like Ephraim and Judah, the Fig Tree Parable MAY also apply to terms of patterns. Three years ago, in 2016, the Trumpet defeated the Globalist puppet candidates in the election of the century. Prior to his election, pieces of America had been systematically “given away” for many, many years. The final “give away” was when the former President of America signed the Climate Change agreement and turned his back on the nation of Israel. This was the final “give away’ of America. In a very eloquent farewell speech, the very well loved and adored former President of the United States expressed to the world community that in order for the US and other nations to have security, we must be willing to accept “constraints, international norms, and multilateral institutions”. He said that the US must be willing to give up “some freedom of action”….which basically means some of our freedoms, in order to achieve security.

Angela Merkel echoed this sentiment in a speech given at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin in December 2018. Ms. Merkel has previously accused critics of the UN Global Compact for Safe and Orderly Migration of not being patriotic, saying “That is not patriotism, because patriotism is when you include others in German interests and accept win-win situations”. Her words echoed comments by the French President Emmanuel Macron who stated in a Remembrance Day speech that patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism [because] nationalism is treason.

Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty”, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who told an audience in Berlin that sovereign nation states must not listen to the will of their citizens when it comes to questions of immigration, borders, or even sovereignty.

Angela Merkel, 2018

If you wonder why the Trumpet is so hated by the global leadership, look no further than the Bible. The world’s leaders, including the United States former President, DESIRE to bring about the “New World Order”. This has been a desire of global leadership for decades..and they were close to achieving their goals…UNTIL THE TRUMPET came on the scene. Brexit also threw them a curve ball, which they’ve been trying to dodge for a while now.

The former President said he would ‘fundamentally TRANSFORM America” at his inauguration, and he surely did just that. America had INDEED given up some of her sovereignty. America had also systematically removed Jesus Christ from every one of our governmental institutions under the guise of “tolerance”. Another fundamental change in America occurred on June 26, 2015, when the highest court in the United States, the Supreme court, decided to OVERRULE STATE RIGHTS and MANDATE that gay marriage be LEGAL in all 50 states. They lit the White House up in Rainbow colors to celebrate this “achievement”. The Rainbow belongs to God and is His Sign that HE will never again destroy the world in a Global flood. The LGBTQ movement, adopting the rainbow as their “banner”, is a slap in the face to God, who has called homosexuality a sin. This “transforming event” occurred on June 26, 2015 which was also Tammuz 17 on the Hebrew calendar, the same day in History when the Babylonians breached the walls during the siege of Jerusalem.

Another fundamental change in America occurred when Israel was abandoned by the previous American administration. On December 23, 2016 the former President of the United States chose to abstain from voting on a UN Security Council issue directed at destroying Israel. In a 14-0 vote, the Security Council declared the Israeli settlements to be a “flagrant violation of international law” and to have “no legal validity.” The resolution demanded a halt to “all Israeli settlement activities,” calling it “essential for salvaging the two-state solution.” The vote came a day after Egypt suddenly postponed a scheduled showdown and culminated days of frantic diplomacy in capitals around the world. At this time, the Trumpet had been elected, but not yet inaugurated. The former President’s decision to abstain was the first time EVER the nation of America REFUSED to stand WITH the nation of Israel. Israel had been abandoned by her best friend in the world, the United States. God says He will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse her.

Enter the Trumpet. The silent Christian majority in the United States ROSE UP in PRAYER. They gathered together spiritually to ask God for HIS HELP and DELIVERANCE. Bible believing Christians, being led by God’s Holy Spirit, understood the existential threat that our nation was facing. They were not brainwashed by the Mainstream media who preach 24/7 pro-globalism and “anti-Trumpism”. So the silent voices ROSE UP and voted THE TRUMPET into office.

2 Chronicles 7:14:  and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

The Global leaders, the media, the brainwashed, deceived masses all watched in shock and horror. They thought that the other candidate had the election in the bag. There were screams and tears as the enemy RAGED over losing this election. Some people even lost their minds that day. It was a really strange reaction.

Mark 5: 1: They came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes. When He got out of the boat, immediately a man from the tombs with an unclean spirit met Him, and he had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him anymore, even with a chain; because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him. Constantly, night and day, he was screaming among the tombs and in the mountains, and gashing himself with stones.

Galatians 5: 19: Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 

As I’m writing this post, a new development has arisen. The opposition to the Trumpet has not stopped, but has only grown stronger. We are in a spiritual war. On December 6, 2019 (yesterday), the House of Representatives voted to divide the land of Israel in a two state solution, a stinging rebuke to the Trumpet’s announcement two years earlier. The two state solution would divide Israel’s eternal capital Jerusalem. This is an important date, because on the SAME DAY in 2017….December 6, 2017…The Trumpet announced that Jerusalem was the eternal CAPITAL of ISRAEL. This was the TRUMPET BLAST that sent shock waves around the world. At this time, it is highly unlikely that this resolution to divide Jerusalem will pass the Senate, but still, they Democratic house has made their statement.

Daniel 11:39: He (tfj: Antichrist) will take action against the strongest of fortresses with the help of a foreign god; he will give great honor to those who acknowledge him and will cause them to rule over the many, and will parcel out land for a price.

Joel 3: “For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. And I will enter into judgment with them there, on behalf of my people and my heritage Israel, because they have scattered them among the nations and have divided up my land,

Genesis 12: 2: I will make you into a great nation (Israel), and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Returning to the parable of the Fig Tree, the vineyard owner (God the Father) in the parable had given the Fig Tree (Israel/America) three years to produce fruit. However, after three years the Fig Tree still had not produced any fruit. The man was ready to cut it down, but because of God’s mercy, the Vineyard keeper(Jesus) said let’s give the Fig Tree just a little more time. Please let the tree alone and in the 4th year, let’s dig around it and put down some fertilizer. If it still doesn’t produce fruit, then cut it down.

I can’t help but think that the pattern of the Fig Tree may apply to America as much as to Israel. America has been systematically and slowly handed over to the globalist leaders of the world for decades, culminating in our former President’s intense bid to “fundamentally change America“. But in the last election, the silent majority rose up in prayer for this nation, and according to 2 Chronicles 7:14, the Lord God showed mercy and gave America more time.

Like the Fig Tree, America has had the Trumpet for President for THREE years…but has there been any fruit? Not really. Instead, the majority of Americans have been brainwashed by the mainstream media to believe that right is wrong and wrong is right. They see the Trumpet as the “enemy of the people”, and a traitor, and the foul “fleshy’ fruit of hatred and rage has been bubbling up in their darkened hearts. At every turn the Trumpet has been shackled as he attempts to secure the border, proclaim religious liberty, and be a blessing to Israel. Always, always, there is the negative fruit of the “Trumpet hating media” hounding the man, his family and his supporters. Literal witchcraft has made a huge comeback as deceived, Godless people, THINKING that they are doing something “right and noble”, have attempted to “hex” the Trumpet and his supporters.

The Trumpet completes his 3rd year on January 20, 2020…that’s THREE TWENTIES. After that, we’re in “the 4th year” where anything can happen. What will happen? It is up to God. But IF we are following the parable of the Fig Tree, and IF America CONTINUES to show NO FRUIT, THEN we may see the FIG TREE CUT DOWN “in the 4th year”. What kind of “fruit” is God looking for? I would imagine God is looking for the fruit of Repentance. The Fruit of the Holy Spirit is Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, goodness (generosity) and self-control. Supporting Israel is “good fruit” because God says that He will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse her…particularly those who KNOW or should know the truth (Christian nations).

What might the “cutting down” of the Fig Tree look like? Anything is possible. I would imagine that our economic prosperity will be stripped from us. That may be the first thing that happens. At the same time, there could be massive literal attacks on the land. Civil unrest is almost a sure thing as the Impeachment debacle moves into full swing. “Rumors of war” are floating around stating that there are already scheduled, highly funded and organized protest events aimed at ripping apart the nation. Iran, Russia, North Korea, China are all “eyeing” the weakened DIVIDED STATES of AMERICA.

In the natural, a healthy fig tree will put forth fruit BEFORE it puts forth leaves. It is a bad sign to see a fig tree with leaves and no fruit. According to the parable, A fig tree with leaves and no fruit will not be given more than 4 years before it is cut down.

Matthew 24:32: “Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near33 so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. 34 Truly I say to you, this generation (the fig tree generation) will not pass away until all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

Jesus tells us that a divided nation cannot stand. BOTH the State of Israel AND the United States are DIVIDED NATIONS. Both of their leaders are EMBATTLED and under a SEVERE ATTACK by the enemies of Elohim. The Trumpet has been the leader of America for 3 years, and the 4th year begins on 01/20/2020. The signs are all around us of the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ. Nations rising against nations, earthquakes in various places, famines and pestilence, wars and rumors of war…AND Israel has completed her 70th year in the land. (Jeremiah 25/29).

Jesus Christ is coming soon. Soon He will be coming for HIS BRIDE. Is the Church ready? Not really, at least as a whole. Like the Disciples in the Garden, the majority of the church has been lulled into a deep slumber as apostasy has crept into their doctrines. But…our God has a way of waking up His people and getting their attention. I have no doubt that Jesus will save as many as possible.

What can we do? Stay awake, stay informed, and be ready for the Rapture. Pray, stay in the Word of God, and believe that Jesus will never leave or forsake us. There may be economic woes. There may be civil unrest, or even attacks from outside nations. If you live in a different country, the destruction of America WILL likely affect you too.

Revelation 18: “And the kings of the earth, who committed acts of immorality and lived sensuously with her, will weep and lament over her when they see the smoke of her burning10 standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’

11 “And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more— 12 cargoes of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet, and every kind of citron wood and every article of ivory and every article made from very costly wood and bronze and iron and marble, 13 and cinnamon and spice and incense and perfume and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine flour and wheat and cattle and sheep, and cargoes of horses and chariots and slaves and human lives. 14 The fruit you long for has gone from you, and all things that were luxurious and splendid have passed away from you and men will no longer find them. 1The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning, 16 saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, she who was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls; 17 for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!’

Although I think “Mystery Babylon” is much larger than the United States, I do think that the United States is a “type” of Mystery Babylon..and when she is destroyed, the world will mourn because she used to be so RICH. The United States has spread its money and influence throughout the world, helping some governments, propping up others, and even assisting in relief work and charities that help the poor. Of course, the US has done some very negative things with their money too! But when the US collapses, both economically and literally, it will affect the entire world. Revelation 18 says “come out of her my people, lest ye partake of her plagues”. I take this to mean that we should not be caught up in materialistic, worldly pursuits, and we definitely do not want to be caught up in FALSE RELIGION or even FALSE DOCTRINE …”humanism/’atheism/Islam/Wicca/Hinduism/Buddhism/Chrislam (One World Religion).

The hour is late. The Trumpet has been sounding for 3 years now. America and Israel are in turmoil. Are we ready?

Get Ready, He’s coming!

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