PARABLE OF THE FIG TREE AND CRUCIFIXION©
ARISTEO CANLAS FERNANDO
Peace Crusader and Echo
The parable of the fig tree is stated in Matthew 24:32-35, Mark 13:28-31, and Luke 21:29-33. Quoted herein are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible:
Matthew 24:32-33 – “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh. So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.”
Mark 13:28-29 – “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.”
Luke 21:29-31 – “And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.”
The fig tree puts forth leaves when summer has arrived. This is also the time from mid to late summer when its fruit called fig becomes ripe.
Matthew 21:18-21 and Mark 11:12-14, 20-24 relate how one morning, Jesus went to a fig tree by the side of the road for he was hungry. Finding no fruit but just leaves, he cursed it and it withered. This incident happened the day following His triumphant entry into Jerusalem. (Christians commemorate this entry during Palm Sunday. It is therefore near the time of the Passover and His crucifixion.)
Why did Jesus say that when the fig tree puts forth leaves and therefore has fruits, meaning summer time, the kingdom of God will be “near”, “nigh at hand’, “even at the doors”? The reason? Because Jesus was really crucified during summer! The gate of Heaven was opened and anyone can enter it through Jesus Christ after He was crucified and died . That is why Jesus said in John 19:30 when He was crucified that “It is finished.” The plan of salvation is done.
Would you believe that the Holy Spirit Himself revealed to us (plural) that Jesus was crucified on August 17? August is a summer month. And Jesus was actually crucified on this date. The year? 1 BC. I have checked this revelation from 1999 to 2003 and found it to be true and correct although I first heard it back in 1983.
Jesus was not crucified in the month of March or April but in August in the Gregorian calendar. Not in the month of Nisan but in the month of Av in the Jewish calendar. Not in spring but in summer. Why is this so? Because during the time of Jesus, the Jews celebrated Passover using a lunar calendar which retrogressed through the seasons like the Muslim calendar today. You may check the results of my study in my geocities website.
This then solves the crucial question of the true meaning of the parable of the fig tree and when Jesus was crucified. The crucifixion really happened. And it happened at summer time.
Jesus said in Matthew 24:34-35: “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” This is repeated in Mark 13:30-31 and in Luke 21:32-33.
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