The law was given to drive us to despair over the hopelessness of ever being able to keep it.
When the Jewish people, after nearly 2,000 years of exile, under relentless persecution, became a nation again on 14 May 1948 the 'fig tree' put forth its first leaves. Jesus said that this would indicate that He was 'at the door,' ready to return.
Obama is correct in saying that the world is ready for someone like him - a messiah-like figure, charismatic and glib... The Bible calls that leader the Antichrist. And it seems apparent that the world is now ready to make his acquaintance.
We are very near the final climactic events that end with the Second Coming of Christ.
The most important sign in Matthew has to be the restoration of the Jews to the land in the rebirth of Israel.
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