Really? How in the world can you take "this generation" completely out of it's context and place it 2000 years after the fact? If it were to be 2000 years later, then please explain why Jesus didn't state that?
I don't think I took it out of context as far as the Mark 13 quote is concerned. I think 'this generation' refers to the generation that sees the fig tree start to send out tender shoots, blossoms, and leaves---then you will know that summer is right around the corner.
So to know who 'this generation' is in this passage, you have to first decide what he means by the fig tree metaphor.
Natural Israel is today only one tribe really [Judah], maybe some representatives of other tribes thrown in, but 10 of the 12 tribes were mostly lost to history. We don't see the 12 tribes mentioned at all in the NT until the book of revelation and there they are, with Dan gone and Joseph receiving a double portion. So....
Paul tells us that Israel [meaning the Jews] won't be brought in until the fulness of the gentiles. But what is the fulness of the gentiles?
And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
Here, Jacob tells Joseph that Ephraim shall become a"multitude"
מלו מלוא מלאmelô'
mel-o', mel-o', mel-o'
From H4390; fulness
(literally or figuratively): - X all along, X all that is (there-) in, fill, (X that whereof . . . was) full, fulness, [hand-] full, multitude.
Apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile;
also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts: - Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
Do you have to be a literalist to have your socks blown off by this one? Paul's 'fulness of the Gentiles' is Jacob's 'multitude of nations'---the children of the lost tribe of Joseph!--traced through, you guessed it!--the younger son, Ephraim!
25For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
26And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
27For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.