Luk 21:25 "And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves,
Luk 21:26 people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken."
"the powers of the heavens will be shaken."..............................
The fig tree, a symbol of Israel. Israel is beginning to bud as the Lord is punishing her present day oppressors. This ties in with the figure of speech "Look at the fig tree, and all the trees", below, that tells us to straighten up and to watch, for He is near.
Luk 21:28 Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
Luk 21:29 And he told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree, and all the trees.
Luk 21:30 As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near.
Luk 21:31 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near.
Luk 21:32 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place.
Luk 21:33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
Luk 21:34 "But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.
Luk 21:35 For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Luk 21:36 But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."
It might be worth noting "Look at the fig tree, and all the trees". Does 'all the trees' also mean all the nations on the earth? China seems to have been a dormant nation/civilization time out of mind but look at her now, she is certainly 'out in leaf'.
Luk 21:8 And he said, "See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and, 'The time is at hand!' Do not go after them.
So the question we have to ask ourselves is:-
Are these things actually happening.
Mar 13:24 "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,What we are seeing at present cannot be the great shaking of the powers in the heavens, as the great tribulation has not yet occurred.
Mar 13:25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken".