Evidence from Matthew 24 That the Lord Will Return in the Span of a Generation from Israel’s Birth.
Concerning the time of the Lord’s return, Jesus’ disciples asked him: “what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” (Matthew 24:3b
: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near-at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place, Matthew 24:32-34,
Jesus’ parable of the fig tree is speaking of Israel. When Israel comes back as a nation, then the last days would come. “Assuredly, I say to you, this generation [genea γενεά] will by no means pass away till all these things take place,” Matthew 24:34
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The generation spoken of here must be the generation that would see all of the things that Jesus spoke of when the disciples questioned Him and specifically it would be the generation that would see the “fig tree budding”. Since we have seen that the fig tree was Israel in both the prophets and according to Jesus, then “this generation” must be the one that began at the commencement of the new state of Israel.
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