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Parable of the Fig Tree
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the  Parable  of  the  Fig  Tree

God has in a wonderful manner endowed man with reasoning powers. He who fitted the tree to bear its burden of goodly fruit has made man capable of bearing the precious fruits of righteousness. He has planted man in His garden and tenderly cared for him, and He expected him to bear fruit. In the parable of the fig tree Christ says: "Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit." . . .  {RC 110.5}

Parable of the fig tree
     Christ represented this time by the parable of the fig tree. "Behold the fig tree," He said, "and all the trees; when they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand." The wickedness, the turmoil, the disturbances on every side, should be regarded by us as signs that the day of God is at hand.  {PCP 33.4}


Learn a parable of the fig tree

The Saviour adds: "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." Matthew 24:32, 33.  {SJ 176.1}



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