. . . For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.” Rev. 19:7

GETTING READY!

Jamie Carte Ministries, (J.C.M.)

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How BIG Of A Deal Is This?

 
 

Amos 9:14-15 “I will bring back my exiled people Israel; they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit. 15 I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them, says the LORD your God."

 

· 17 December 1903 – The Wright brothers make their first powered flight in the Wright Flyer.

· 18 April 1906 - The San Francisco earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.9, 80% of the city burned and up to 3,000 perished.

· 15 April 1912 - The RMS Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean; more than 1,500 people perished.

· 28 July 1914 - World War I begins.

· 01 September 1939 - World War II begins.

· 09 November 1989 - The Berlin Wall is Torn Down.

· 11 September 2001-19 Islamic al-Qaeda followers hijacked four commercial airplanes and carried out suicide attacks on the United States.  Two of the planes were flown into the World Trade Center and into the Twin Towers in New York City to which both towers fell.  One plane flew into the Pentagon near Washington, DC and the fourth plane was intervened by the passengers, to which it is very much believed, saved many other lives.  2,996 individuals perished within the four attacks and more than 6,000 were wounded.

Though this list of historical events that has taken place in History is a very short list, these and so many more events have shaped and to some degree are still shaping our World.  For some of us, we can only read about these events and hear testimonies about them.  Others have personally seen and remember the significance of them and even how they felt when they occurred.  Yet, are you aware Beloved that one of the most significant and extraordinary events of our day and in The Word of God is getting ready to happen?

 

Watch The Fig Tree . . . Before THIS Generation

 

Matthew 24:32-34 (AMPC) “From the fig tree learn this lesson: as soon as its young shoots become soft and tender and it puts out its leaves, you know of a surety that summer is near. 33 So also when you see these signs, all taken together, coming to pass, you may know of a surety that He is near, at the very doors. 34 Truly I tell you, THIS GENERATION (the whole multitude of people living at the same time, in a definite, given period) will not pass away till all these things taken together take place."

 
        Though we went over this research in a prior Teaching, let’s look at it again.  Let’s see what The Master wants us to see in Matthew 24:32-34 and REALLY see what The Bible is saying.  In Matthew 24 we are told many things from The Lord Jesus about the future and what Signs we will see in The Last Days.  There are three questions that the Disciples of Jesus ask Him – (1) When shall these things be? (2) What shall be the sign of your coming? (3) What shall be the sign of the end of the World?  Matthew 24, along with other paralleled Scriptures tell us the many Signs that We, as The Church should be able to identify to know that we are living in the Last Days.  Yes, no one knows the day and hour of Christ’s return, not the angels, nor The Son, only The Father knows (Matthew 24:36), but we are called to know the Season that we are living in, in History.  (That is the reason that Jesus told us in detail the Signs to look for He wants us to understand WHEN we are livingHe would not have told us the “Signs” if we were not to know the Season of The Rapture of The Church and the answers to the first Disciple’s questions!)  When MANY of the Signs are given out to the Disciples then and to us His Disciples NOW in Matthew 24, we then arrive at the verses of 32-34 that really sum up the Time Frame and The Generation of People that The Master is referring to.
 

First of all “the fig tree” is the people of Israel.  The Fig Tree is used many times in The Word to symbolically mean The People of Israel.  Now, we are told in Matthew that we are to be watching “the fig tree” (Israel) and what are we to be watching about Her?  The Bible tells us, “From the fig tree learn this lesson: as soon as its young shoots become soft and tender and it puts out its leaves, you know of a surety that summer is near.”  What is very significant here is that we have to remember that Israel was NOT A NATION FROM THE YEAR OF 70 A.D. UNTIL 14 MAY 1948!  So, we could not even SEE “THE FIG TREE” until She (Israel) was in existence again for this prophecy to manifest!  Remember, this is Jesus talking here!  Israel was alive when He said these Words!  And Israel had been around for A LONG TIME — She Was Not Young!  Jesus is describing to His Disciples that “The Fig Tree” (Israel) will teach us a “lesson” and that “lesson” will be learned when Israel is “young.”  Yet, we must look into the Hebrew and Greek to truly understand what Matthew 24:32-34 means.

 

Matthew 24:32 (AMPC) “From the fig tree learn this lesson: as soon as its young shoots become soft and tender and it puts out its leaves, you know of a surety that summer is near.”
 
 

Let’s look up a few words in Matthew 24:32.  The word tenderin Matthew 24:32 has the Strong’s Number of NT:527 which is “apalos” (ap-al-os'); which means; soft: tender.  The word leaves is the Strong’s Number of NT:5444 which is “phullon” (fool'-lon); a sprout, i.e. leaf.  To “dig” further on, the word, “phullon” (fool'-lon) we find comes from the word phule” (foo-lay'); which is NT:5443.  This word, phule” (foo-lay') NT:5443 is critical to the meaning of Matthew 24:32!  We find it means tribe, a race, NATION, PEOPLE, an offshoot, i.e. race or clan - kindred, tribe.  Keep digging with me Beloved.

        We still can go even deeper in this word leaves” which The Master is describing “the fig tree” (Israel) as being to tell us a TIME to watch.  You take the root word that Strong’s Number NT: 5444 (“leaves”) is and its root is NT:5443 which is described in the above paragraph.  Then we look at the root of NT:5443 and it is NT:5453.  Strong’s Number NT:5453 is "phuo" (foo'-o); a primary verb; probably originally, to "puff" or blow, i.e. to swell up; but only used in the implied sense, to germinate or grow (sprout, produce), literally or figuratively; spring (up), TO BEGET, bring forth, passive, TO BE BORN, TO SPRING UP, GROW UP.
 
       Now, what is so important here is that Israel WAS A NATION WHEN JESUS SAID Matthew 24:32-34!  Israel was a Nation when Jesus told us ALL OF THE SIGNS to answer His Disciple’s questions in Matthew 24.  And yet two (2) very major things are spoken to us about the Signs in The Last Days . . . Israel had to begin again, be no more and then be born or spring up or grow up again!  Once Israel WAS NO MORE, there would be a time in History that SHE WOULD "germinate or grow (sprout, produce), literally or figuratively: spring (up) beget, bring forth, TO BE BORN, TO SPRING UP and GROW UP."  And that time that Israel was NO MORE was 70 A.D. UNTIL 14 May 1948!
 
 
 
 

Germinate means to grow, sprout, take rootIsrael would have to be planted and HAVE LIFE AGAIN before She could “take root” and grow.  Israel would have to be birthed again for Her to have young shoots that were soft and tender and it puts out its leaves(And remember, "leaves" means RACE or CLAN, KINDRED, TRIBE, PEOPLE and NATION!)  Israel would HAVE TO BE IN EXISTENCE AGAIN!  Israel would have to be “LEAVES” AGAIN!  Israel would have to be a RACE, a CLAN, a KINDRED, a TRIBE a NATION . . . AGAIN!  And Israel was NOT A NATION FROM THE YEAR OF 70 A.D. UNTIL 14 MAY 1948!

 
 

Matthew 24:32-34 (AMPC) “From the fig tree learn this lesson: as soon as its young shoots become soft and tender and it puts out its leaves, you know of a surety that summer is near. 33 So also when you see these signs, all taken together, coming to pass, you may know of a surety that He is near, at the very doors. 34 Truly I tell you, THIS GENERATION (the whole multitude of people living at the same time, in a definite, given period) will not pass away till all these things taken together take place."

 

The Generation

 
 
        The next factor that we must go over is that there is a “THIS GENERATION” that is mentioned in Matthew 24.   A very specific GENERATION.  The word “generation” possesses the Strong’s number of NT:1074, which is “genea” (ghen-eh-ah'); which means a generation; a begetting, BIRTH, nativity; by implication, an age (the period or the persons):, age, generation, nation, time, country.  The Strong’s Number used here (NT:1074) derives from the root word origin of NT:1096; which “generation” also means, “ginomai” (ghin'-om-ahee); which means, to become (come into being), to happen!   It also means to arise, be assembled, be ended, fall, be finished, be fulfilled, grow, happen, be made, be ordained to be, starting, taking place, there arose.
 
 


 

When Israel became a Nation again, that “age,” “generation,” or “nation,” was “made,” “to become,” “happened” and “was to become into being” again!  And when Israel “became into being again” the Generation that witnessed it and is witnessing Israel GROW and HAVE LEAVES NOW ARE THE GENERATION THAT GOD SAYS "WILL NOT PASS AWAY TILL ALL THESE THINGS TAKEN TOGETHER TAKE PLACE!"  Verse 34 tells us, "Truly I tell you, THIS GENERATION (the whole multitude of people living at the same time, in a definite, given period) will not pass away till all these things taken together take place."  So, if you are reading this, YOU ARE “THIS GENERATION” that Jesus was talking about in Matthew 24!  That’s right!  You and I are living in the Time of Prophetic History that Jesus was talking about that day with His first Disciples!  Is that not extraordinary!  When the Nation of Israel was destroyed and the People scattered in 70 AD, Israel was no more until 1948.  Think of it, how many Generations have longed to see what you and I know and see in the Earth?  How many Generations have left Earth longing to see Israel become a Nation again!  How SIGNIFICANT it is that we are alive today and witnessing Biblical Prophecy right before our eyes!

 
 

SO, HOW OLD IS ISRAEL?

ISRAEL TURNED 70 YEARS OLD ON 14 MAY 2018!

 
 
 
 
 

       Israel is now MATURE and in FULL LEAVES, Beloved of God!  We are clearly seeing ALL THE SIGNS taken together, taking place right now in our Days that are listed prior to verses 32 in Matthew 24!  And Israel is a Nation that has many leaves that have grown on Her now!  So, what does all of this put together mean?  We are the Generation that Jesus was talking about in Matthew 24!  The "THIS GENERATION" that Jesus was talking about that is in Matthew 24:34 began with the Generation that witnessed Israel "the fig tree" become a Nation!  And if you are reading this, you are alive and still here through the "THIS GENERATION" of Matthew 24:34.  The Rapture and Exodus of The Church is closely in front of us!  You and I that are still here on Planet Earth and are a part of that same Generation that saw Israel be birthed and we along with them that are left shall see The Coming of The Lord!  We are the ones here that are, “THIS GENERATION” . . . "(the whole multitude of people living at the same time, in a definite, given period)" . . . and WE . . . "WILL NOT PASS AWAY till all these things taken together take place."  Jesus is promising something astonishing here!  When History came to the Time that a specific GENERATION saw Israel be re-born and exist again, that GENERATION would NOT PASS AWAY until all that is written in Matthew 24 came to pass!  WE ARE THIS GENERATION!  He chose us for this Time!  We are the "anchors" of this Time and "race" of Time in History Beloved!  Wikipedia defines “anchor leg” in a race as,

 

"The anchor leg is the final position in a relay race.  Typically, the anchor leg of a relay is given to the fastest or most experienced competitor on a team.  The athlete completing the anchor leg of a relay is responsible for making up ground on the race-leader or preserving the lead already secured by their teammates."

 

 

 

       WOW!  That’s us Church!  Not the Church of the 1200’s, 1300’s, 1400’s, 1500’s, 1600’s, 1700’s or the 1800’s . . . it’s all of us from 1948 till NOW!  We have MUCH GROUND TO MAKE UP CHURCH!  And, The Lord Jesus SEES US AS HIS ANCHORS IN THIS RACE!  Amazing!  HE IS COUNTING ON US!  We’ve been chosen by Him to MAKE UP GROUND that the enemy has stolen . . . AND . . . FINISH THIS RACE STRONG FOR HIM!  And He is REQUIRING US to PRESERVE THE LEAD ALREADY SECURED BY OUR FELLOW “TEAMMATES” or our FELLOW BROTHERS and SISTERS!  For, Israel is NOW 70 YEARS OLD!  The Time is closer now than ever to get the job done for The Kingdom of God!  There is NO TIME TO WASTE! 
 
       So, HOW BIG OF A DEAL IS IT THAT ISRAEL IS 70 YEARS OLD?  Well, the ones who served in World War II that are still alive would be 90 to approximately 100 years old.  If someone was even born in the year of 1948 they are at the age of 70 years old.  Jesus, The King, Himself said that THIS GENERATION would be “marked” as the Generation that would not pass away till all the “these things” SIGNS to answer the Disciples of that days questions about OUR DAY!  And when you SEE “all these things taken together take place” (which includes Israel being BORN AGAIN as a Nation) that’s the answers to the Disciple’s questions of WHEN?  (1) When shall these things be? (2) What shall be the sign of your coming? (3) What shall be the sign of the end of the World?  Although Jesus was answering more than one question, we must understand that THE MAIN portion that makes a VERY SPECIFIC MARK on the Time of History IS THAT ISRAEL would be no more and then be “young” again!  Remember, Israel was an “Old” Nation when Jesus was talking to His Disciples that day!  In our day, on 14 May 2018, She turned 70 years old!