The Church of God (7th Day) South Africa

The Sign of Jonah - expanded. Second Edition



In the Gospel writings we read of Jesus proclaiming that He would fulfill the sign of Jonah. As Jonah was three days and nights in the belly of the great fish, so would Jesus also be in the belly of the earth, and be resurrected.

Jesus fulfilled that sign. Miraculously He was resurrected after three days and three nights, or 72 hours. And we may think that is all there is to it. There is actually a lot more than what at first seems to be the case!

There are many more similarities between this event in the Prophet Jonah’s life and Jesus’ ministry. Unfortunately the days are miscalculated by most churches, leading to confusion as to the time span. For some it may even lead to their downfall in their professing Christianity, for the question is valid: how can we fit three days and three nights between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, or is it Monday? If we look carefully at the Gospel accounts, neither these practices actually fits the scriptures!

It is time to solve the mystery, and expand the knowledge about the significance and implications of the fulfillment of the Sign of Jonah.

In chapter one is a closer look at the event and circumstances surrounding Jonah’s experience.

Then in chapter two is a closer look at the time frame of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, and the enigma of the three days and three nights is solved. The actual days are proven from the Bible. The misunderstandings are cleared, using Jewish insights into terminology.

Chapter three delves deeper into Jonah’s ministry to Nineveh, to understand his prophecy to them in greater detail.

In Chapter four a more comprehensive comparison with Jesus’ ministry to Jerusalem is done, and the implications for the survival of the city.

Chapter five shows that the prophecy may even extend to us in the last days. It may have an extended time frame for Christians today! It may be a message to the survival of Christian cities in western worlds! It may be an end-time prophecy!

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