From Luke chapter 13 we read the following parable: “6 Then He [Jesus Christ] spoke this parable: A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit in it and found none. 7 And he said to the vine-dresser, ‘Look, it is three years from which I have come seeking fruit in this fig tree and I find none. Cut it down, for why should the land be useless?’ 8 But answering he says to him: ‘Master, leave it this year also, until when I should dig around it and cast manure 9 and so then it may produce fruit in the future, but otherwise if not, you shall cut it down.’” Following the feasts and Passovers counted in the Gospel of John, we see that the ministry of Christ did indeed endure for three-and-a-half years. By this we are assured, that Christ had used the symbol of the fig tree in this parable to represent Jerusalem in His day, and the three years and the fourth were representative of His ministry as He sought fruit in Jerusalem. Like nearly everything else that He did, He did this as an example and a lesson for us.
From Matthew Chapter 21 we read of this event, which happened in the closing weeks of His ministry: “18 Then at dawn going back to the city He [Christ] hungered. 19 And seeing one fig tree by the road He came upon it and found nothing in it except leaves only, and He says to it: “No longer shall there be fruit from you forever!” And immediately the fig tree withered.
The cutting down of the fig tree of the parable in Luke chapter 13 happened in 70 AD. Speaking of this very thing, the apostle Luke records the later words of Christ thus, from Luke Chapter 21: “20 But when you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, then you know that her desolation has come near. 21 Then those in Judaea must flee into the mountains, and those in her midst must leave the land, and those in the countryside must not enter into her! 22 Because these are the days of vengeance [Yahweh punishes His people Israel, but He only takes vengeance upon His enemies. Punishment has mercy, vengeance has no mercy], by which all the things written are to be fulfilled [All the things written concerning Jerusalem would be fulfilled, when the city becomes Jeremiah’s broken-bottle-city as we see in Jeremiah chapter 19]! 23 Woe to those having conceived and to those with sucklings in those days! For there shall be great violence upon the earth, and wrath for this people! 24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and they shall be taken away captive into all nations, and Jerusalem shall be tread upon by the heathens until the times of the heathens should be fulfilled.”
In order to begin to understand what has happened here, why vengeance is brought by God upon the people of Jerusalem, it is fitting that we examine the prophecy of Jeremiah, and especially the parable of the bad figs, found in Jeremiah chapter 24, here from the King James Version: “1 The LORD shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the LORD, 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 carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon. 2 One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad. 3 Then said the LORD unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil. 4 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 5 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good. 6 For I will set mine eyes 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, and not pluck them up. 7 And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart. 8 And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the LORD, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt: 9 And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them. 10 And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers.”
Some of their fathers were indeed Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and the other patriarchs, but they became mixed with the seed of Canaan, and therefore they became bad figs. The prophet Ezekiel tells us that they mixed, in Ezekiel chapter 16: “And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.” That they indeed mixed in this manner is evident in Jeremiah Chapter 2 where it says “13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. … 21 Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me? 22 For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.” Notice that the language of Jeremiah 24:8-9 is very similar to the language of Luke 21:23-24, for they are referring to the very same thing, those enemies of Yahweh claiming to be Judah, who are actually the synagogue of Satan instead, who as Jude and John and Peter and Christ at Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 all describe, had infiltrated Judah!
Jude verse 4: “For some men have stolen in, those of old having been written about beforetime for this judgment, godless men, substituting the favor of our God for licentiousness and denying our only Master and Prince, Jesus Christ.”
1 John 2: 18-19: “18 Little children, it is the last hour, and just as you have heard that the Antichrist comes, even now many Antichrists have been born, from which we know that it is the last hour. 19 They came out from us but they were not from of us. For if they were from of us, they would have abided with us, but so that they would be made manifest that they are all not from of us.”
In Luke chapter 21, Christ was not describing the dispersion of the true children of Israel – for that had already occurred many centuries beforehand, as described by Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, and the other prophets and historical books in many other places in Scripture. Rather, Christ was describing a different dispersion, that of the “bad figs” foretold elsewhere by Jeremiah, as we have already seen here in chapter 24, and again at chapter 29, verses 17-19: “17 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will send upon them the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, and will make them like vile figs, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil. 18 And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them: 19 Because they have not hearkened to my words, saith the LORD, which I sent unto them by my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them; but ye would not hear, saith the LORD.”
The bad figs of Judah were punished by Yahweh into being “like vile figs, that cannot be eaten”. This can only describe those Canaanite-Edomite Judaeans who rejected Christ, along with the fate of any true Israelites in Judaea who followed them and never accepted the Gospel, who have since mixed themselves in intermarriage with them and with others. These are the Jews of today. John in the 12th Chapter of his Gospel tells us that the rejection of Christ by the people of Jerusalem was a fulfillment of things written in the prophet Isaiah, and indeed it was. Then John goes on to say that “42 Yet likewise even many of the leaders believed in Him, but on account of the Pharisees they would not profess it lest they would be expelled from the assembly hall, 43 for they cherished the honor of men more than even the honor of Yahweh.”
And so we have the state of Christianity today, but especially in Christian Identity, and more especially in the British-Israel variety. Even today many men want to think that there can be good figs which came from Jerusalem, although their ancestors were and even they themselves are deniers of Christ. These men who believe that the Jews can possibly bear good fruit deny Christ today. They do not believe Christ, because – as John tells us – they cherish the honor of men more than they cherish the honor of God! If Christ tells us that there would never again be any good fruit having come from that fig tree which represented Jerusalem, which was permanently and irrecoverably withered, how can men esteem otherwise, without being deniers of Christ?
John the Baptist knew that the Gospel would separate the Wheat from the Tares. Therefore he exclaimed that “But already the axe is laid to the root of the trees: surely any tree not producing good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire!” (Matthew 3:10) Jesus Christ then told us “15 Keep away from the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are rapacious wolves. 16 You shall know them from their fruits. Does anyone gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles? 17 Thusly every good tree produces fine fruit, but the rotten tree produces evil fruit. 18 A good tree is not able to produce evil fruit, nor is a rotten tree to produce fine fruit. 19 Each tree not producing fine fruit is cut down and cast into the fire! 20 Indeed from their fruits you shall know them.” (Matthew 7)
There are no good Jews. There are no good Jews because a bad tree cannot produce good fruit. There are no good Jews because Christ said of the fig tree “No longer shall there be fruit from you forever!” While some Jews seem to act for good, they are really being deceitful, and they are always contrary to the words of Christ and the commandments of Yahweh God. When we embrace the Jews, we become partakers of their evil works. Christ said that there would be no good fruit from Jerusalem forever, and we had better believe Him! British Israel, Judeo-Christians, and all who have ever held otherwise make themselves deniers of Christ in favor of the eternal enemies of Christ!
Psalm 139:19-22: 19 “Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. 20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. 21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? 22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.”
We have these promises today, and this is what Christians everywhere can look forward to, for it is indeed the children of Edom, and not the children of Israel, who are presently seeking to build up the high places in Palestine:
Malachi 1:4: “Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.”
Obadiah 18: “And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.”
“Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.” (Ezekiel 7:25) Therefore come out from among them, and stop supporting the eternal enemies of our God Jesus Christ!