Jesus gives a major marker of what will be the final generation in what is commonly known as the ‘Parable of the Fig Tree’:
Matthew 24:32-34 KJV – “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”
Many agree the Fig tree (one of multiple tree types) is representative of (in this case of the fig) the nation of Israel. This parable refers to Israel officially becoming a nation. This occurred on May 14, 1948 (UN Partition Plan was accepted in 1947). This miraculous event was prophesied over 2,500 years ago in the Bible, where we’re told that the Jewish people would come back into their land and become a nation again in a single day (Isaiah 66:8)!
Notice, after Jesus mentions Israel becoming a nation again, he explains that that generation shall not pass until all these things be fulfilled. Simply put, Jesus was saying the generation that witnesses Israel officially becoming a nation again (which occurred May 14, 1948) would be the generation that would also witness His Second Coming to earth.
Now how long is a generation? Well, Psalms 90:10 gives us a clue in the >>possible<< timing that 70-80 years is a generation. The exact timing isn’t important. The bottom line is the Jewish State is God’s timepiece. The fact it has been almost 73 years since Israel became a nation, should put us all on the edge of our seats!