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The book of Jonah is a picture of the Son of God in the wilderness as Shepherd of mankind. The provisions of God in the wilderness journey are
personified by the four elements. Water/Fish, Fire and Hot Sun/Gourd Shade, Air/East Wind, Earth/Place of Rest. The plant has root in the ground and
provides shade. Like all our creature comforts, the worm will devour them all. They are temporary. Jonah should have thanked God on both occasions
of provision and taking that provision away. Instead, he pouted and grumbled. This is a comparison of the Rock that God provides as a sure
foundation and the material world that withers and dies.
Greek and Latin - Amni - River of Life - Jordan
---In the water, Jonah was protected as a fish. By this, we are reminded that we are in the water here on Earth as our immersion into the river of
life (Jordan). We come out of Egypt (Just as Nineveh had to do as an archetype of the Gentile Nations). Baptism is a symbol for our birth into the
material world so we can repent of sin. Not that the sin we commit here is of significance. It is not. Our sin here is passing into memory that
will be lost. The sin we repent of is our potential to sin and our choice not to make that choice. Love is the key to this transfer of our authority
back to God after having it as free will here. What does God do with that will? He gives it back to us, just as he gave Abraham his Son back.
Amnion - Sac covering the womb.
---The fire represents the trials we must endure. Water puts out fire and shade is the shadow God provides as a cloud over our senses. Too much
light can burn. God provides the provision as a temporary veil over our senses. This leads to the next Greek and Latin Word. Amnesia. Amnesia is
the condition of the waters of life. It is temporary. We will remember each life we lived. You must be born again. The cloud is lifted and every
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.
Amnesty - Forgiveness in a foreign land.
The East Wind blows just before trouble comes. In all things, life must lead to dissolution and death. Death brings renewal. The Dew (Water) falls
on the ground (Earth), exchanges the air as the sun rises (Fire) and distills (Amnesty) the water back to the source of that ocean. It's a process
that all plants follow and we, as humans, are planted on the Earth (Garden / Egypt) to be refined in this manner.
19 And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and
worshiping things the Lord your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven. 20 But as for you, the Lord took you and brought you out of the
iron-smelting furnace, out of Egypt, to be the people of his inheritance, as you now are.
Our inheritance is our new Robe (Body) and Crown (Mind). You must be born again.
Amni - River of Life
Amnio - Bowl that catches the blood of the lamb sacrifice
Amnion - Sac covering the womb
Amniotic Fluid - Water of the womb
Amnesia - Forgetfulness in the waters / Condition of the Cloud / Veil
Amnesty - Forgiveness in the waters / Water puts out fire
The same sun that melts wax also hardens clay. Water keeps the clay malleable.
See this thread: Glass and Ceramic - Hidden Secret of the Breath of God
The Shepherd pulls the wool over our eyes (Amnesia). He then sheers the wool (Sin) off our hide season after season (Baptism / You must be born
again). He then takes the wool, washes it white as snow (Amnesty) and gives it back to us as a new Robe (Body), woven by his hand, but created using
our own material from the wilderness journey. Thank God for all of it as Jonah should have done.
Secret Message in the Sign of Jonah
. Jonah brings salvation to the Gentiles by asking
them to repent. See the thread.
Also, consult the Matthew Henry Commentary on this subject.
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