QUESTION: The good and evil figs of Jeremiah, would you please explain?
ANSWER: This is a long and involved question, but the fig leaf and the fig tree representation of Scripture has really nothing to do with Israel except when they are thrust into contact with her. In the Book of Micah you will note that God talks about the end of the age, when the Kingdom comes in, and He said: ‘every man will sit under his own vine and under his own fig tree.’ Thus God more or less divides up the world as under the vine or under the fig tree. If you go back into the oldest symbols you will note that all the pagan symbols in the world seem to have the fig tree and fig leaf woven into their backgrounds. You will see the Fig leaves on all Hindu Temples, and woven into symbols and emblems and spread out in hoods and so forth.
In the very beginning with the seduction of Eve and the fall of the race then Adam was covered then Adam was covered with fig leaves, he had a coat of fig leaves to cover his nakedness, but this was again the symbol of the fig tree, fig leaf connection with Lucifer. So all of Lucifer’s Household has used the symbol of the fig leaf for a long time. The fig leaves represents Jewry, so in this instance sometimes the political machines in control are now always made up of Jews, but are those blinded doing their work. Thus when Jesus was walking with His disciples they came to this fig tree. Now; there is nothing wrong with figs as far as food is concerned, but the fig tree represented the power at the Jerusalem Temple in the time of The Christ.