I got this story from living journey and it is to well written to add any thing to it so I want all credit to go to that site.
Luk 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led captive into all the nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Our Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, was pretty much forced to back down on her decision not to back the Palestinians hope to Statehood. Don’t think for one minute that there isn’t a spiritual component to all of this. Satan wants Israel to no longer exist. If he can do this, then the Messiah can’t come back to Israel as He promised in His Word. Yet, we know that His Word will NOT return to Him void. Israel isn’t going anywhere!!!
Every nation will be against Israel in the end just before His return, yet whoever lifts their hand against this tiny nation (which is a stumbling block to the world) will have an ominous outcome.
THE Labor caucus has forced the Prime Minister to back down on her decision to vote against upgrading Palestine’s United Nations status.
But the decision to abstain from voting was made after a night of emotional and at times heated argument, sources confirmed today. [source]
Luk 21:28 But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads; because your redemption draweth nigh.
Luk 21:29 And he spake to them a parable: Behold the fig tree, and all the trees:
Luk 21:30 when they now shoot forth, ye see it and know of your own selves that the summer is now nigh.
Luk 21:31 Even so ye also, when ye see these things coming to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh.
Luk 21:32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all things be accomplished.
Jeremiah 24:5-7: 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.
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.
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.
Here, in these verses, God likens the captive exiles of Israel to the those good figs in the basket.
Luk 21:34 But take heed to yourselves, lest haply your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come on you suddenly as a snare:
Luk 21:35 for so shall it come upon all them that dwell on the face of all the earth.
Luk 21:36 But watch ye at every season, making supplication, that ye may prevail to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.