24:1-10. CAPTIVES. REMNANT. (FIGS.)
W  D  1. Symbol. 2 baskets of figs.
    E  g  2-. Good figs.
        h  -2. Bad figs.
       g  3-. God figs.
        h  -3. Bad figs.
   D  4. Significance of Symbol.
    E  i  5. Captives. [Good figs.]
        k  6,7. For their good.
       i  8. Remnant. [Bad figs].
        k  9,10. For their evil.

488 B.C.
24) 1 The LORD showed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple (see 26:2) of the LORD (Now the temple of the Lord has 1 geographical location and thatís mount Zion in Jerusalem. So understand where you are geographically speaking so that you understand the prophecy), after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the craftsmen [or artificers] and armorers), from Jerusalem (Where are they from? From Jerusalem. Thatís the geographical spot we're focusing on), and had brought them to Babylon. (Here we have the type of the captivity that is yet to come. Now I want to emphasize if youíre not familiar with biblical history, the house of Israel had been taken captive 200 years prior to this incident. So weíre focusing on Judah. Judah is part of the sign of the fig. In other words the parable of the fig tree. And the location of course being Jerusalem. Now Nebuchadnezzar and his captivity lasted 70 years. But when you read the book of Ezra and this is important, many that cannot understand the Hebrew, only about half of those that returned were children of Judah. The others were Nethinim. Nethinim is a Hebrew word that means Nathan is to service. In other words the preachers got to lazy to cut their own wood. So they dedicated certain peoples to do part of the temple work. As a matter of fact in the book of Ezra on their way back to Jerusalem, at the end of the captivity, Ezra conducted a head-count and not one Levitical priest did he have there. They were all Nethinim. I mean thatís how far those that had taken over the priesthood went, and thatís why you want to be very careful even unto this day. You want to be very careful as we begin. Christ telling you how to determine by testing a false prophet by his fruit. You donít get figs off of a vine tree. And you donít learn Godís word from a one-verse Charlie that never teaches the word of God either, without chapter-by-chapter and verse-by-verse. You know it doesnít take a real bright person to figure that out or to understand it. So here we have then Nethinim returning back to this place, and thus you kind of have the secret of separating the goat figs from the true figs.)

2 One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: (Boy I mean thatís the plush of the crop.)

and the other basket had very naughty figs (worth nothing), which could not be eaten, they were so bad. (Prime root of the parable of the fig tree [Mark 13:28].. Of course these being the goat or caprifig, the male fig. You donít eat them theyíre not eatable)

3 Then said the LORD to me, "What see you, Jeremiah?" And I said, "Figs; the good figs, very good;

and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil." (Let your mind, if you would, go back to the beginning. I want you to let your mind go to the garden where we had the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Which did Eve partake of? Naturally it was of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil which is quite simply to say, Satan. And with that we see the bad fig. Weíll be talking more about that in a moment. But what are we talking about? We are talking about Jerusalem, weíre talking about Judah, and the subject then being set in the heart of the parable. Letís go with it.)

4 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Jeremiah's 15th Prophecy.

5 "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel; 'Like these good figs, so will I own (put for regard, or care for) them that are carried away captive of Judah (same type as false Messiah, Satan, who will carry the whole world away in deception), whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good. (Those that are taken before the councils to testify with the words of the Holy Spirit will stand against antichrist. These are the good figs that will be acknowledged by Almighty God. Now again, to return in the first migration back to Jerusalem, which did not last long. They were driven out in 70 A.D. by a little 10-horned Roman general named Titus, but very few returned at that particular time. God said Iím going to treat certain as very good figs.)

6 For I will set My eye upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them (cp. 1:10; 18:7-9), and not pluck them up. (This hasn't happened yet to the fullness. What has happened in your lifetime? For someone my age, in the year 1948 Judah returned to Jerusalem. Judah set up a kingdom. And unfortunately we see within that a kingdom, a country, a nationÖ with both good and bad figs. And thatís what God wants you to be aware of, naturally. Whatís He talking about? The Kenites. Thatís why He would say to the church of Smyrna, named for that good fig in Revelation 2:9, that you are blessed if you have knowledge of those that claim to be of our brother Judah but in fact are of the synagogue of satan. So you have both baskets that came in the return. The most important information is, that in learning the parable of the fig tree, you understand where the spurious messiah shall appears and who he shall appear to. Thatís very important. But Godís promise that after it was established... You know, some would ask, ďWell hasnít it been established several times now?Ē No, only once since the year 70 A.D. And that was in the year of 1948. I will have you remember Christís prophecy concerning that, concerning the parable of the fig tree. Listen and learn more now from the fig.)
7 And I will give them an heart (mind) to know Me (see Deut. 30:6. To know the truth. To know Godís word not manís word.), that I am the LORD: and they shall be My People (see Lev. 26:12. As it would be in the Book of Hosea, not Loammi (not my people), but ammi (my people).), and I will be their God: for they shall return to Me with their whole heart (mind. A mind to know the whole truth. They know their God, and He knows them. Heís talking here about the good figs. What about the bad?)

8 And as the evil figs (Kenites are the evil figs. You had better know the difference in these end times. God has given us the intelligence and the Holy Spirit to know truth from lies. How do you know the difference? If God said it in the Bible, it is truth. If someone else says God said it and it and it doesn't align with His Word, it is a lie. As Christ instructed in Matt. 24 and Mark 13, "learn the parable of the fig tree". The ability to recognize the difference between the good basked and the evil basket of figs will allow you to recognize the difference between the false messiah and the true Messiah.), which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus says the LORD, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue (What does residue mean? It doesnít mean Judah necessarily. It means anyone that claims to be of Judah, or as we say today, a resident. Many of you are residents of your specific state or nation, as we go around the world at this time. That makes you a residue of that particular location. So naturally, again, we speak of the residue that claim to be of our brother Judah and in fact do lie and are of the synagogue of satan. And this certainly gives our brother Judah a great deal of trouble. I must remind you again what the word Jews means in the Greek as it is used in Revelation 2:9. The word is Ioudaios - G2453, and it means, and this is very important, it means of the tribe of Judah or a resident of the land of Judea, which is the nation of Judah. So itís like when you live in Arkansas, you are either an Arkan-sawyer as some of us say, or youíre an Arkansan. But that has nothing to do with your tribe or your heritage or anything else. Thatís an identifier by geographical location as to where you live. This has caused our brother Judah a great deal of difficulty and itís important that you remain open minded whereby you recognize that. Now, and the residue of where?) of Jerusalem (Not Rome. Not some other city. A residue or resident of Jerusalem.), that remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt:
9 And I will deliver them to be tossed to and fro among all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt (see Deut. 28:25. And removed the Kenites were, along with a certain other elements, scattered to the world yes, to their own hurt.), [I will deliver them to be] a reproach and a proverb, and a taunt and a curse, in all places where I shall drive them. (And so it is. Not only to Judah, but to the house of Israel which is the other 10 tribes. Weíre promised by God in the Book of Amos, chapter 6, verse 14, that we would be cursed from the time that the nation Hemath, from the entering in of Hemath, who was the one of the fathers at the time of the writing, of the Kenites, which simply means sons of Cain, that we would be cursed from that time forward. And certainly they are bad figs, have been, always will be, and continue to be. It is the equivalent of the tares of Matthew chapter 13.)
10 And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence (see Lev. 26:25,26. Deut. 28:21-24), among them, till they be consumed from off the soil (or ground) that I gave to them and to their fathers.' " (In other words, in 70 A.D., all were dispersed from Jerusalem and they wandered the world living in this country and that country. But in the year of our Lord, 1948, they returned and set out the shoot. And it has grown now for many years and it puts forth leaves. It would not put forth fruit. That is to say, the lack of putting forth fruit is not the thing you were to watch for, but the leaves. Leaves for what? Leaves for healing for one thing. But there you have the parable of the fig tree and you can understand why Christ would say when you see the fig, the shoot begin to put forth leaves, know that this generation shall not pass away until all these things be fulfilled. That is a blank statement from our heavenly Father. And you can understand why it is very important that Christ would say that not maybe you should learn the parable of the fig tree, He said learn it, because it allows you not to know the year, the day, but to know the generation. That generation began in 1948. Both good and bad figs, set in that place, and time marches on. See Isa.34)

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