Revelation Bible Study Audio – “Intro & Parable of the Fig Tree”
Jesus told us to learn the parable of the fig tree. This brief summary on the fig tree is crucial to understanding this Revelation Bible Study. When the events discussed in this study begin to materialize, we need to make sure we can understand with the understanding God has for us in these lessons. Most importantly, don’t take my word for anything or anybody else’s for that matter. Let the Holy Spirit guide you in all truth, and that Spirit only comes from God. Any spirit claiming to be God or Jesus is the spirit of the evil one, and your salvation will be The Holy Word Of God. It does not matter if you are Jewish, Christian, Muslim or any other religion. Ask God and He will see you through to the truth of His Word.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and put forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33 so likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Understanding the Fig Tree
Cultivated figs grow on small trees with three-lobed, deciduous leaves. What is here called a fruit is actually a “multiple fruit,” which is an entire inflorescence of flowers. The vase-shaped multiple fruit of a fig is sometimes called a syconium. The syconium evolved from a primitive form that looked like a flat plate crowded with small flowers. Through evolution the plate arched upward into a ball. Therefore, the flowers are located on the inside, and there is a small hole at the top that is hidden by some scales, but is important as the entrance for the pollinator. The story of the Smyrna fig must include the story of the Capri fig. Briefly stated, for fruit development to occur, the Smyrna fig needs pollen from the Capri fig. Fig pollen is transferred from male flowers to female flowers by an insect called a fig wasp. Entomologists have learned that fig wasps overwinter as larvae in the pistils of the fruit from the winter crop of Capri figs. Capri fig produces three crops of figs per year, and the winter one is called the mamme crop. In April, the larva changes into an adult. A male emerges from the pistil and promptly impregnates a female, while she is still in her pistil. Soon after the wingless male dies; most male carcasses remain in the syconium. Meanwhile, the winged, gravid females emerge and leave the fig through the ostiole. Eventually a female flies to a new, young, flowering Capri fig of the spring crop and enters through the ostiole. The female oviposits eggs in some of the pistils, one per ovary, and then carries pollen to the other pistils for seed set. This enables the fruit to mature, and her young therefore to receive nourishment. The female dies within the developing fruit. After a short period, the new generation of fig wasps emerges; males impregnate females and die while gravid females escape to colonize new flowering figs. However, the profichi Capri fig has many male flowers near the ostiole, and the wasp thereby carries much pollen with her to the next syconium. Nematode worms use the female wasp as a Trojan horse to infect the fig wasp. They prey upon the wasps, riding them from the ripe fig of the wasp’s birth to the fig flower of its death, where they kill the wasp, and their offspring await the birth of the next generation of wasps as the fig ripens to repeat the process.
Important message to ALL:
Jesus took a poll a long time ago. In that poll we find that only 2 out of 7 assemblies were doing what they were supposed to do. Because Jesus said to Peter..” Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church….”, we have to understand what it was that Jesus was telling Peter. What Jesus was saying to Peter is that God is a Spirit and we who worship God must worship in Spirit and in Truth.
There is no a building on this earth that can house God. The earthly building is not where God resides. God resides inside of each and every human being on this earth who has the heart to know God or want to know God. It does not matter what your state in life is, God can make his foundation on you stronger than any building. Until we understand that, we are chasing shadows by seeking out the earthly instead of the heavenly. These lessons in Revelation is referencing churches. What Jesus is talking about in all of these lessons, is YOU.
God wants children who want to know him. All you have to do is talk to the Spirit of God. There will be times ahead where you need to be sure, who God is, because the evil one will be there ready to take your soul.
Even though this lesson references “church or churches”, we must individually examine our relationship with God and it does not matter if you are Jewish, Muslim, Christian, or any other religion. God’s salvation and judgment is on each and every human on this earth.
I am saying this on a personal note and I do not care who gets offended. I am sick and tired of Christians bashing Jewish people, Jewish people bashing Christians, everyone bashing Muslims, and other religions, because Jesus said “He who is least in the Kingdom is the greatest.”
When God comes for judgment and all that is written it this book, your religion will not matter. The building you worship in, will not matter. Your skin color will not matter. Where you were born will not matter. The only thing that will matter is what is truly in your heart, and ONLY GOD can see that.
Letter from Angela
This study in the Book of Revelation was written as a preparation of my Sunday ministry to the nursing homes in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In the seven months it took to prepare the lessons, my primary goal was and is to teach the truth of God’s words with The Holy Word of God and the teachings of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Each lesson was prepared through research and prayer to God to help me teach the truth each Sunday. We all grew as a church, and are still growing, with one primary goal in mind, to be like the church of Philadelphia. The Church that Jesus loves. This book is written for God first of all, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit that guides me in all that I teach of the Word of God, and for the residents of Parkview Meadows, Northside Healthcare, and Boulevard Terrace. We all continue to grow together in the love that is given to us by God, our Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ. To all of the churches, this bible study is being published because the time is at hand. We look today at poll taking, well, Jesus took a poll a long time ago, when he gave this Revelation to John. And in that poll, we find that only two out of seven churches were doing what God wants in our worship with Him. As we study each of these churches, we need to examine ourselves spiritually and honestly to see where we stand in our worship with God, and where we need to grow. Our goal is to be like the Church of Philadelphia. We must strive to not be even remotely caught up with any of the things that Jesus finds wrong with the other churches. If we examine ourselves truthfully, we will grow stronger in God, and we need to try our best to do His will. If we choose to not follow Jesus’ teachings and warnings, then we do so at our own peril. We cannot judge others, only God can. We must examine ourselves. The time is at hand and the time is swiftly coming when God will shake the Heavens and the earth, and any church that is even remotely caught up in the practices that Christ finds fault with, is at risk of perishing. Jesus said that he does this so that “all the churches will know that I am he which searches the reigns and hearts.” However you came about this study book, as you begin to learn what God expects from us, your choice to believe these teachings is yours, and your choice will determine what your end will be.
Heavenly Father, I am writing this letter so that I, and the world may know the truth of your words. You have taught me that even the smallest lie is enough to send the soul to hell. I don’t want to be a liar, and I pray for forgiveness for any lies I may have told in the past willingly or accidentally. Man’s shameful fall began with a lie. I pray that as I translate the letter that you have given your children for all the world to read and understand, that you and the Holy Spirit will lead me, guide me, and direct me to the appropriate scriptures in this teaching of your Word. I pray that through this “The Everlasting Gospel: Truth”, the eyes of the world can be opened to you and to your love for your children. As I teach your words, I pray that the world will know and understand that Jesus Christ taught your truth, was crucified because of your truth, and when he said “Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do”, they did not know that when they crucified Jesus, they brought complete spiritual blindness in this world, as well as sealed their own death sentence. When Jesus was crucified (murdered), the world became blind to you. Jesus testified of you and your love. I pray with all my heart, that I can do the same. You have opened a door for me that can never be shut, the door to your truth, and I pray that I can open the door to that truth to all who seek to know and love you the way I do. I pray that you will bless every reader of this book with the ability to hear your words and to understand what you want from us. I pray that you will bless all, who, with an honest heart, try to understand the things taught herein, and that they and their families become a part of our church family and that we may all grow together in the love you have given us through your Son, Jesus Christ. It is in His name that I ask you these things.
Love Your Beloved Daughter,