“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”
Yeshu’s words ‘these things take place’ are the things foretold by him in Mark 13:14-20 (see Meditation dated May 20, 2015), and they did all happen in the lifetime of some of the disciples in the years AD 68 to AD 70.
But such catastrophic events, like the ones in verses 24-27, must also be taken as a reminder to us that Yeshu is standing at the door ready to come again at any time to take us (see last Meditation dated May 29, 2015). Why so? It is because his words remain for ever true.