Because God is with us, people everywhere can endure the difficult circumstances of life! All of em, and we can have a living-hope for the future. Don't need to be afraid. Ever!
Throughout their long history, the inner yearning to return to the Land of Israel has been the focus of Jewish life. The Jews are still surrounded by nations that literally want to wipe them off the map. Haters are gunna hate but we can pray for Israel. In fact some prominent Rabbis insist that all Jews should return here for their own safety.
Independence Day is a celebration of the renewal of the Jewish state and this year ( Wednesday evening April 18 and all Thursday, April 19 ‘18) they celebrated their 70th anniversary. Congrats -- we love y’all!
The generation that sees Israel (the so called fig tree) blossom will not pass ‘til all things prophesied in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 will be fulfilled. That’s not my promise or opinion that’s worth about a dime.
Remember when Jesus for three years was in the land of Israel looking for spiritual fruits, but shoot... Israel was so barren spiritually. Like many of us have been.
Remember what Christ said in Luke 13:6-9?: He gave us a parable; “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why does it use up the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it. And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that you shall cut it down.”
God said, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts 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. Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” Matt. 24:32-34
On this fig tree we see in Matthew 24:32-34, we can all learn; "When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh."