The Final Generation
What are the Signs of the Final Generation?
Then He (Y’shua) spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree (Israel), and all the trees (The United Nations). When they are already budding (1945 and 1948), you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place.” – Luke 21:29-32
“Now learn this parable from the fig tree (Israel). When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves (1948), you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near — at the doors! (i.e. Yom Teruah, when the gates of Heaven are opened) Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.” – Matthew 24:32-34
*Note that it is prophetically accurate to identify Israel with the fig tree as in the following:
For a nation has come up against My land, Strong, and without number; His teeth are the teeth of a lion, And he has the fangs of a fierce lion. He has laid waste My vine, And ruined My fig tree; He has stripped it bare and thrown it away; Its branches are made white. – Joel 1:6-7
How Long is a Generation?
A generation in Moses’ time could have been defined as being 107 years (430/4).
“But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.” – Genesis 15:16
Now the sojourn of the children of Israel who lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years — on that very same day — it came to pass that all the armies of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt. – Exodus 12:40-41
Today a generation is much shorter. We need to only be concerned with the length of today’s generation because Y’shua specifically stated that He was talking about “this generation” which saw the birth of the United Nations and more specifically – Israel!
The CIA World Factbook lists the average life expectancy of a person born in 2014, ranging from 49.44 years in Chad to 89.57 years in Monaco. Taking the median between these two extremes gives us a current worldwide life expectancy of 69.5 years.
The United Nations lists the life expectancy at birth for the world during 2010-2015 at 70 years!
The World Health Organization lists the average life expectancy at birth of the global population in 2013 to be 71 years!
The youngest members of the generation that witnessed the birth of Israel were born in 1948, at the same time as the birth of the new nation of Israel. These people represent the very last members of the “Final Generation.”
The youngest members of this “Final Generation” are now 67 years old in 2015! When they were born in 1948, their life expectancy was only 47 years. As they have aged, the global life expectancy has risen with them. Now, their expected life-span has increased to 71 years! The youngest members will reach this age in 2019!
By 2019, sixty-five percent of the global population alive on May 14, 1948 (aged 0 to 100) will have passed away! The youngest members of this generation will be 71 years old – equal to the current average global life expectancy!
May 14, 1948 + 71 years = May 14, 2019
This is just three weeks after April 23, 2019 – The middle of the Passover week, and the middle of the current seven-year cycle 2015 – 2022.
Could this be the final seven-year period?
We are not given any guarantee that the “Final Generation” will last to the maximum life expectancy of its youngest members, who will be 100 years old in 2048. Y’shua gave a second prophecy about a “generation,” which can help us determine the length of time that He is referring to. He told His generaton that they would see the judgment for all the prophets their fathers had killed.
“That the blood of all the prophets which was shed from the foundation of the world may be required of this generation, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah who perished between the altar and the temple. Yes, I say to you, it shall be required of this generation.” – Luke 11:50-51
That judgment came only 38 years later!
It’s later than you think.
Are You Ready?