BEHOLD! He comes with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him, and they will beat their breasts with grief over Him, all the peoples of the earth. Yes! Amen!
Since the fall of Jerusalem to Babylon, the Jews in exile had been observing a series of fasts in memory of all that had happened to them.
So far, you and I have read through five of those visions together, giving messages of reassurance and revealing God’s nature of mercy. The last three visions have a darker side, for they display God’s judgement against all that is wrong, corrupted, and evil—God’s disposition against the seriousness of sin.
The angel had freely revealed what the rest of the vision meant. But what of the two trees? That would note be disclosed till the last verse.
Generational sins complicate life. You and I live with the consequences of what the previous generations did, even what our own family members did. But there is always a way out.