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36. What’s the sign of the prophet Jonah, of which Jesus spoke to the Pharisees and Sadducees when He said to them: “A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah” (Matthew 16:4 – NKJV)?

 

 

 

It is the fact that Jesus was three days and three nights in the heart of the earth (where He preached the Gospel to the spirits in prison who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah). For on another occasion, in which Jesus was asked to show a sign, He said: “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:39-40 – NKJV).

Obviously, that sign was fulfilled when Jesus was killed by the Jews. However, as after three days and three nights God commanded the fish (which had swallowed Jonah) to vomit Jonah onto dry land, so after three days and three nights God raised Jesus from the dead, having loosed the pains of death.

 

 

 

 

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