“Learn the Parable of Figtree”
Learn the Parable of the Figtree, Prophetic End Time Parable of LDS Church
The #1 prophecy relating to the last days that I keep pondering and coming back to is the parable of the figtree (LDS Church) is:
D&C 45: 37 Ye look and behold the figtrees, and ye see them with your eyes, and ye say when they begin to shoot forth, and their leaves are yet tender, that summer is now nigh at hand;
D&C 35:16 And they shall learn the parable of the figtree, for even now already summer is nigh. 17 And I have sent forth the fulness of my gospel by the hand of my servant Joseph; and in weakness have I blessed him;
Today is the day when this prophetic parable is being fulfilled in the fullest sense of the prophecy.
The figtree is the LDS Church. Its leaves are the Stakes/Wards/Branches spreading its influence amongst the world. The Stakes et al have shoot forth, not quite a worldwide body, still tender (young and vulnerable).
What is also significant to note is that the figtree (LDS Church) is not going to be fully mature in age or stature. Meaning, it will not be THE major tree in a big forest of figtrees, rather, a youngling.
This is important to note because far too many LDS are uninformed regarding end time prophecies and their sequence of fulfillment. Case in point, last Sunday in priesthood several Elders discussed how the LDS Church was growing (they are unware that its growth has slowed down significantly). These Elders projected erroneously that the LDS Church’s growth would be such that the LDS Church will take overtake all other religions and become the majority BEFORE the end cometh. That simply isn’t the case as the parable above clearly indicates.
Given such preconceived notions, it is possible for such like minded saints to be caught off guard per se as events unfold in a manner far different than their current level of understanding affords them.
Be that as it may, I am fully convinced “that summer is now nigh at hand” and LDS “shall learn the parable of the figtree.”