When the Fig Tree Starts to Bud

When Jesus told His disciples about the troubled times awaiting the world before He returns to earth, He said to them that when the branch of the fig tree is tender and the leaves are appearing, that summer is upon them, and that the time of His coming is near.

Marelize explains the seasons of the fig tree, of when the branches are tender and the leaves are budding, which brings a greater understanding, of what Jesus meant.

The fig tree produces different types of figs during its different seasons. That sets it apart from other fruit trees. Then the passage in Song of Solomon, about the bridegroom calling his bride to arise, when the winter is gone and the green figs appears, becomes clear, as a call by Jesus as Bridegroom, for His Bride, to get ready.

Jesus also calls His disciples to prepare for His return. One of the ways in which we need to prepare, is to bear fruit, especially in this time of the Covid 19 Pandemic. An example of this, is the barren fig tree that Jesus encountered, in a time when He needed it, to bear fruit.

Mark 13:28 Song 2:10 Mark 11:13 Matt.7:16 John 15