The Fig Tree :: By Daymond Duck

Some say that Harry S. Truman read the Bible through more than once at a very young age (pre-school).

They say his mother taught him many things out of the Bible, and she urged him to always be sympathetic toward the Jews.

In 1934, Mr. Truman was elected to serve as one of the U.S. Senators from Missouri.

One of Mr. Truman’s best friends (and former business partner) was a secular Jew named Eddie Jacobson.

Mr. Jacobson urged Mr. Truman to see if he could get the Promised Land recognized as the homeland of the Jewish people (the Fig Tree).

In 1943, Mr. Truman called for a homeland in the Middle East for the Jews.

Several world leaders, the Arabs, the U.S. Dept. of State, the U.S. Dept. of Defense and others strongly criticized him for doing this.

On Jan. 20, 1945, Sen. Harry S. Truman became Vice Pres. Harry S. Truman under Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

On April 12, 1945, about two and one-half months later, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt died.

Vice Pres. Harry S. Truman suddenly became Pres. Harry S. Truman.

Before Mr. Truman finished out Pres. Roosevelt’s term, he decided to run in the next election for Pres. of the U.S. in 1948.

His Republican opponent was a man named Thomas Dewey.

Many people told Pres. Truman he would have to drop his support for a homeland for the Jews in the Middle East or he wouldn’t get elected.

They said Mr. Truman was playing with fire, but he was stubborn and he refused to cave because he believed the U.S. should help the Jews get a homeland.

On May 14, 1948 (almost six months before the U.S. presidential election), Israel declared independence.

Pres. Truman didn’t let his desire to be elected keep him from supporting Israel.

Campaign or no campaign, he immediately recognized the nation of Israel.

The Bible says God told Abraham that He will bless those that bless Israel and curse those that curse Israel (Gen. 12:3).

The election was held in the fall of 1948, and everyone was sure that Pres. Truman had lost the election.

Some newspapers actually prepared articles to announce that Thomas Dewey was the winner before all of the votes were counted.

The front-page headline on the Chicago Tribune read “Dewey Defeats Truman.”

But when all of the votes were counted, Harry S. Truman had won the election.

God raises up leaders and He brings down leaders.

Perhaps we should ask, when Israel declared independence in 1948, was it a coincidence that the president of the most powerful nation on earth was a man whose mother taught him to be kind to the Jews?

Was it a coincidence that one of the president’s best friends was a Jew that asked him to help get the Promised Land recognized as a homeland for the Jews?

Was it a coincidence that this man was the vice pres. when Pres. Roosevelt died?

Was it a coincidence that almost no one thought that Mr. Truman could get elected because of his support for Israel, but he supported Israel anyway and he won?

In about six months, I will be 80 years old, and I vaguely remember Pres. Truman.

I seem to remember that he was controversial and stubborn.

I remember hearing a joke that said he had a brain injury from being kicked in the head by a Missouri mule.

According to the joke, the authorities removed the mule’s brain and transplanted it into Pres. Truman.

Let’s skip 68 years of history to 2016 and a man named Donald J. Trump.

Mr. Trump had never held a political office in his life, but he decided to run for the office of President of the U.S.

He surrounded himself with evangelical Christians who urged him to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

One of his best friends, a devout Jew named David Friedman, urged him to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Mr. Trump came from a Jewish background; but he had an immoral past and many said he’s a joke, he doesn’t have a chance to get elected, etc.

Many urged him not to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

Some said moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem would trigger WW III.

But Pres. Trump is said to be stubborn and controversial (like Pres. Truman), and he didn’t cave.

On the night of the election, almost everyone thought Hillary Clinton had won.

God said He would bless those who bless Israel and curse those that curse Israel.

Donald J. Trump was elected Pres. of the U.S.; he nominated his devout Jewish friend, David Friedman, for the position of U.S. Ambassador to Israel, and he moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem exactly 70 years to the day, perhaps one generation, from the day Harry S. Truman recognized Israel as a nation.

The Bible says we can see the day of Jesus’ return approaching (Heb. 10:25).

When the disciples asked Jesus about the signs of His coming and the end of the age, He told them to watch the fig tree (watch Israel; Matt. 24:3, 32-34).

For almost 2,000 years there was no Fig Tree to watch (no nation of Israel to watch); but within our Psalm 90:10 (70- to 80-year) lifespan, two men that went against the advice of many people and were told they wouldn’t get elected, got elected.

Today, there is a Jewish nation in the Promised Land. Israel captured East Jerusalem in 1967, and the U.S. Embassy is now in Jerusalem.

“Now learn a parable of the fig tree (Israel); 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” (Matt. 24:32-34).

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Daymond & Rachel Duck