THE SIGN OF JONAH

T he word of the Lord came to the Prophet Jonah. He was told “arise, go to Nineveh….” (Jonah 1:1-2 KJV). Jonah fled from the call. In a stormy sea, he was cast from the boat. God provided a “great fish” to swallow him. He spent 3 days and 3 nights in the deep of the sea in the dark belly of the fish. Afterward, he went to Nineveh, preached repentance, and Nineveh was saved.
 
When the skeptical Jews questioned Jesus, they asked Him for a sign. Jesus answered (John 2:19), “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”  Verse 21, “But he spoke of the temple of His body.” He told the people (Luke 11:29-30 NKJV), “…(this generation) seeks a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah the Prophet ..  .continue reading

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