Mark 11:12-14: 12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it
One of the more misunderstood passages in the gospels involves Jesus’ cursing of a fig tree for not having any fruit for him despite the fact that it wasn’t even the season for fruit. Would the hippie-Jesus portrayed by false Christians deliver such a gratuitous, arbitrary curse? And why would this be Jesus’ only miracle in the environs of Jerusalem?
Actually, Christ's only miracle in Jerusalem works on two levels - both literally and as a parable-in-deeds.
Jesus was not only angered at not having figs to eat - he would have known that it was far too early in the year for that, and if he really wanted figs, he could have simply created one with a miracle. Jesus is making a larger point about Jewish religious traditions. Specifically: it was not the time for Jewish leaders to “bear fruit,” and therefore they would be cursed by God never to bear any fruit ever again.
Thus, instead of merely cursing and killing a lowly fig tree, Jesus is saying that Judaism itself is cursed and will die off — “dry up at the roots
,” as a later passage explains when the disciples see the tree the next day (the tree dies immediately).
Israel is to be cursed because it “bears no fruit” by not welcoming the Messiah — but clearly the tree here isn’t being given the choice
to bear fruit or not.
The tree bears no fruit because it is not the season and Israel does not welcome the Messiah because that would contradict God’s plans. There can be no apocalyptic battle between good and evil if the Jews welcome Jesus. Therefore, they must reject him so that the message can more readily spread to the Gentiles. Israel is cursed by God not because of something they willfully chose, but because it’s necessary for the apocalyptic story to play out.
Why should Christians harbor warm feelings towards Jews when they and their religion have been cursed for not bearing fruit? Why should Jews be treated well when God has determined that they should reject the Messiah?
Thus, Jesus was not only producing a dead fig tree, but also every pogrom, inquisition and terrorist attack on Jews ever since. He even created the holocaust, in which several thousand Jews died.