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Daniel’s Timeline – Part 4
Part 4 – The Fig Tree Nation and the Awakening of Israel
And learn this parable from the fig tree: 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, know that He is near, at the doors. Truly I say to you, this generation shall by no means pass away until all this takes place.
In biblical typology, “the fig tree” is the nation of Israel . But when did the fig tree nation begin to bud forth again? In 1897, Theodore Herzl, known as the father of the Zionist Movement, made an entry in his diary declaring the manifestation of the State of Israel. That year marked the budding forth of a homeland for Jews worldwide – a people who had been scattered for nearly 2,000 years. We are without a doubt, the generation of the fig tree nation that Y’shua said would see His return.
Another interesting point to consider is that the prophecy of the 120 years of man was given in the days of Noah.
And as the days of Noah, so also shall the coming of the Son of Adam be.
1897 is exactly 120 years from, once again, the year 2017. Noah spent an entire century building the ark and preaching to the people of his day of the coming judgment. Is there a connection to the 120 year time of man, the last days and the days of Noah? Coupled with what we already know, the total of 120 years betweeen 1897 to 2017 serves as yet another witness to the significance of that coming year.
Another noteworthy piece to consider for our time is the prophecy in Ezekiel concerning the Northern Kingdom of Israel. Ezekiel was told to lie on his left side for 390 days, representing the years of Israel ’s punishment (see Yehezqel 4:4-5). Yet we find in Torah a principle of multiplication when a people continue to walk contrary to the commands. Punishment is multiplied seven times (see Wayyiqra/Leviticus 26:27-28).the Northern Kingdom of Israel was destroyed and the people scattered in the year 722BC.
390 years x 7 = 2,730 years. 2,730 years from the year 722BC brings us to the year 2008 AD. This is remarkable in light of what we see in this generation with multitudes in Christianity awakening to Torah and multitudes in Judaism awakening to Y’shua. It is also remarkable in light of the timeline given to Daniel.