I think that the End Time markers – the ones actually predicted by Scripture – are beginning to occur.
THE LEAFING OF THE FIG TREE. In the Bible, the Fig Tree Type – fig trees themselves, figs, fig branches, etc. – refer to the Old Law or The Law of the Commandments, to Hebews and Jews, to Judaism, and to Israel. Example: Jeremiah 24.
Now see what Jesus says at Matthew 24:32-33: “Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see all these things, know that he is near, at the gates.”
“Summer” is harvest time. The “he” that is near, even at the gates, is Christ the Second Coming.
When did the fig tree “sprout leaves”? In 1948, when Israel was re-created by the U.N.
I believe that the Fundamentalists are right on this one.
WOE TO PREGNANT WOMEN AND NURSING MOTHERS IN THOS DAYS. In His Eschatalogical homily about the End Times, Christ warns, at Matthew 24:19, “Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days.”
Almost all who read this auytomatically assume that these are words of sympathy from Christ, reflecting how hard end time events will be on women “in the delicate condition.”
I think that the exact opposite is true.
I think that these are words of damnation.
Ridiculous? Well, look at the word “woe,” ouai in Greek. Jesus uses that word “woe” about 30 times elsewhere in the four gospels together. In every single case, without exception, “woe” is a threat!
Examples: (1) "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented in sackcloth and ashes. Matthew 11:21. (2) “Woe to the world because of things that cause sin! Such things must come, but woe to the one through whom they come!” Matthew 18:7. (3) “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You lock the kingdom of heaven before human beings. You do not enter yourselves, nor do you allow entrance to those trying to enter.” Matthew 23:13. (4) “The Son of Man indeed goes, as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed. It would be better for that man if he had never been born.” Matthew 26:24. (5) “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. But woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep. Woe to you when all speak well of you, for their ancestors treated the false prophets in this way.” Luke 6:24-26.
They are all like this.
Now, if “woe” is a threat, why in Heavens name would Jesus nastily threaten pregnant women and nursing mothers? Is He crazy?
No. Jesus is referring to woman who get abortions and partial birth abortions! “Pregnant women” would be the women who get abortions. “Nursing mothers,” literally thelazo or “nipplers,” would be women who are very close to giving birth, at the point of lactating, who dispose of their babies by partial birth abortion.
The reason why Jesus says, “Woe” to these folks “in those days,” the End times, is because the abortion and partial birth abortion movements, and the mass death – over 30 million dead so far – they cause, are an End Times marker!