Several signs are merging to show that the end of the world is near, according to certain conspiracy theorists. The signs have been there since Israel was established in 1948 following the Second World War.
Israel is considered to be the Holy Land, and once it was re-established following WW2 to act as a safe space for Jewish people, it was only a matter of time before the apocalypse began, according to a crackpot conspiracy theory.
Website End Times Prophecy Watch said: “The first is the re-establishment of the state of Israel which occurred on May 14, 1948. Jesus singled out this event as the one that would signal His soon return.
“His prophecy is contained in the fig tree parable (Matthew 24:32-35) which He presented in His Olivet Discourse.
“The day before He delivered this speech, He had put a curse on a barren fig tree, causing it to wither (Matthew 21:18-19).
“This was a symbolic prophecy that God would soon pour out His wrath upon the Jewish people because of their spiritual barrenness in rejecting His Son.
“The next day Jesus reminded His disciples of the fig tree. He said to watch for it to bloom again.
“In other words, He said watch for the rebirth of Israel. He indicated that when the fig tree blooms again, He would be at the gates of Heaven, ready to return (Matthew 24:33).
“Equally significant, He added an interesting observation: ‘Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place” (Matthew 24:34). What generation? The generation that sees the fig tree blossom.