The "Experts" in the law, who were the Sadducees and Pharisees in the first century, were told that they would not receive a sign other than the Sign
of Johan. If you recall, this was 3 days in the belly of the fish. I will save you the verses and come straight to the point. Three days is three
thousand years. Since Jesus was crucified, two days have passed. We are now on the event Horizon of the Day of the Lord mentioned in countless
passages in the Bible. It is the single most important event next to the crucifixion and the coming salvation.
Jesus said that if they tore down the Temple, he would raise it up again in three days. Again, this is an allusion to three thousand years. There is
another clue in this. When Jesus entered the Temple as King, he overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the benches of the ones selling doves.
Ask this question: Do the peacemakers have rest today? Have the financial tables of the moneychangers been turned over? YES! The King is entering
How can we see this as a message in the Sign of Jonah? Read his prayer and then read my last thread:
Reason for the Veil
Here is the prayer with my commentary:
2 1 [a]From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. 2 He said:
“In my distress I called to the Lord,
and he answered me.
From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help,
and you listened to my cry.
How many days did Christ spend in the belly of the Earth? What is the underworld and where is hell? He was releasing the captives. There are now 7
billion souls on Earth. Again, read my last few threads and posts. This is also tied to the water of baptism and Elijah preparing the way for the
Lord by turning on the water. For more on this, consult the article linked in my signature under water and spirit baptism.
3 You hurled me into the depths,
into the very heart of the seas,
and the currents swirled about me;
all your waves and breakers
swept over me.
The seas are the nations. I would assume that the seas are also the dead of the past.
4 I said, ‘I have been banished
from your sight;
yet I will look again
toward your holy temple.’
The body is the temple of God on Earth and the temple that the beast is sacrificed on. Water cleanses the temple and puts out the fire.
5 The engulfing waters threatened me,
the deep surrounded me;
seaweed was wrapped around my head.
6 To the roots of the mountains I sank down;
the earth beneath barred me in forever.
More symbolism for the belly of the Earth.
But you, Lord my God,
brought my life up from the pit.
The pit is hell and death. God lifted Christ out of the pit. Again, the three days is a foreshadowing of the rest of the story to the end when
7 “When my life was ebbing away,
I remembered you, Lord,
and my prayer rose to you,
to your holy temple.
I believe that this is symbolism for Christ saying, "Why have your forsaken me?" In his distress, God raised him again.
8 “Those who cling to worthless idols
turn away from God’s love for them.
9 But I, with shouts of grateful praise,
will sacrifice to you.
What I have vowed I will make good.
I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’”
10 And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.
When Jesus arrives back on dry land, He will make good on His promises. The Day of the Lord is approaching. The final day lasts 1000 years and
brings peace on Earth.
19 But your dead will live, Lord;
their bodies will rise—
let those who dwell in the dust
wake up and shout for joy—
your dew is like the dew of the morning;
the earth will give birth to her dead.
20 Go, my people, enter your rooms
and shut the doors behind you;
hide yourselves for a little while
until his wrath has passed by.
21 See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling
to punish the people of the earth for their sins.
The earth will disclose the blood shed on it;
the earth will conceal its slain no longer.
7 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,”[a]
and “every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him”;
and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”
So shall it be! Amen.
Even those who pierced Christ are here to see Him return. How is this possible? It's called the resurrection. Paul describes it:
I believe everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets, 15 and I have the same hope in God as these men
themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.
The righteous and wicked will both be raised on the last day to see the event. Read my last thread to see why this is important to Christ coming in
the clouds: Veil and Clouds
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