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The Jonah Prophecies

Jonah, from the Hebrew name pronounced yo-naw, meaning a dove, is most famous for his being swallowed alive by a whale in the Mediterranean Sea. Jonah was however much more. Jonah was a prophet who was recognized as such among the people of ancient Israel. Consider, from the time of Kings (i.e. see The Northern Kingdom and The Southern Kingdom), the prophecy "according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah":

"14:23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah [see Kings of Israel and Judah], Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and one years. 14:24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD [i.e. Jesus Christ - see 'Before Abraham Was, I AM']: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

14:25 He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher." (2 Kings 14:23-25 KJV)

"The LORD God of Israel, which He spake by the hand of His servant Jonah"

As was the case for all of the LORD's true prophets, Jonah was not a volunteer (unlike all of the phony "prophets" of the world who eagerly seek to spread their verbal poison at every opportunity). That reluctance is in itself a proof that the prophets of the LORD are indeed prophets of the LORD, not prophets of themselves.

The Mediterranean Sea

"1:1 Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 1:2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.

1:3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD." (Jonah 1:1-3 KJV)

The LORD caused Jonah to accept his mission - by means of an object lesson that in itself would later be used as the only proof that the Messiah was the Messiah - the "three days and three nights" entombment.

"1:4 But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken." (Jonah 1:4 KJV)

"1:10 Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him, Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them." (Jonah 1:10 KJV)

"1:15 So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging." (Jonah 1:15 KJV)

"1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights." (Jonah 1:17 KJV)

The Messiah directly referred to the experience of Jonah because, like the ancient kings (as quoted above), they all knew about Jonah's other prophecies. It was however only at the time of Christ's coming that the prophetic meaning of Jonah's "great fish" was revealed.

"12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here." (Matthew 12:38-42 KJV)

Fact Finder: On what days of the week did the Messiah fulfill the "three days and three nights" prophecy of Jonah? How has the denial of the "three days and three nights" caused people to substitute the LORD's true Sabbath with Satanic Sunday?
See Three Days and Three Nights


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