The Fig Tree is Jerusalem and the Temple

Mark 11:13. And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. 14. And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it. 15. And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; 16. And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple… Mark 11:20. Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. 22. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. Mark 13:28. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: 29. So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. 30. Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. The fig tree is Jerusalem; the branch is the temple, and the leaves are the religious ceremonies. The fruit is the acceptance of Jesus as their Messiah and being born again which shall not happen until they say blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord when apostate Jerusalem is destroyed. Earthly Jerusalem and it’s temple shall be rebuilt but never again produce fruit of the Spirit because a new covenant was established so that the Holy Spirit would dwell in each believer which is now the temple of God. Matthew 23:37. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them who are sent to thee, how often would I have gathered thy children, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38. Behold, your house is left to you desolate. 39. For I say to you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

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