Second Primary Basis: Matthew 24 of Christ’s Return Season
Matthew 24:32-33: Christ’s return 32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth 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.
The fig tree is mentioned once again. When it is putting forth leaves, it means that the figs are present. The tender figs are referring to the early figs season when it is green, because the word “tender” is synonymous with the word “young”. The green figs season is normally around April in Israel. “Summer is nigh” refers to late Spring.
This is a tricky wording! Summer is nigh could be referring to both late Spring and early Summer as the time of Christ’s return for His church; the Rapture. This does not seem to point to the First Call transformation season. This will be further tested later to see which one is suitable being around this season/ boundary.
Literal seasons of late Spring and early Summer:
- Spring – March to June in Israel. Late Spring is around May to June.
- Summer – June to September in Israel. Early Summer is June to July.
Symbolic seasons of late Spring and early Summer:
- Late Spring is Av to Elul equally seen as May to June
- Early Summer is Elul to Tishri equally seen as June to July