Parables of Jesus: Lesson Sixteen

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in Parables, Words of Jesus

Parables of Jesus: Lesson Sixteen

 

John the Baptist opens our New Testament with this statement: “And now is the axe laid to the root of the tree”. What is the meaning of this statement? Why does this parable cover seven years of time? 

 An unusual aspect of this parable is the fact that Jesus gives the interpretation before he speaks the parable. The parable of “The Barren Fig Tree” is not only life applicable, but prophetic of the nation Israel. Enjoy!