Pamphlet 1602 Jonah kc 2-1
is extremely important that God's elect in this final generation
clearly understand the message of the Book of Jonah.
If you recall, we noted at the beginning of our first
study that this Book of Jonah is placed in the 5th (grace) position among
the "visions" of the minor prophets, whose visions were given to be understood
by the "sons and daughters" of this final generation. Of course the reason
those visions were to be "unsealed" and "understood" in the last days was
concern the events that take place in the final generation,
that generation of the fig tree which we now have "seen" began on May 15th,
in the year of our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Forty Eight.
Many teach that the Book of Jonah is either an allegory or just a history book whereby Jonah was a type of the Savior, which undoubtedly he was. But is the Book of Jonah therefore a "fish out of water", so to speak, set among the visions of the minor prophet's whose words were spoken for these last days, for this final generation? After all, Jonah was not even shown a "vision", was he? The answer is, "No, it is not out of place." It is exactly where it is supposed to be and if we do not understand it, then it is we who are out of place. What therefore is the message of the Book of Jonah for God's elect in this final generation?
Let us start by understanding that Jonah was the only prophet of God to be sent to a "heathen" nation. Furthermore and conspicuously so, Israel is NOT even mentioned anywhere in the entire book. It should thus become obvious to those with eyes to see and ears to hear that the Book of Jonah concerns the Hope and the Salvation of the "heathen", including even those tares, the kenites, who were the ones who asked Jesus Christ for a sign, as in a miracle. This is important, so let's read it again:
Jesus Christ did not limit this "prophecy" to just that wicked, evil and adulterous generation of His day, to whom He would give the "Sign of Jonah" Himself as documented in Mat. 12:40-42. He said in verse 39 that "An" evil and adulterous generation, not just "this" evil and adulterous generation, seeketh after a sign. Yes, He was thinking of that final evil and adulterous generation which would be present in that great city at the time of the end! You see, it is they who shall be given the "Sign of Jonah" TOO!Matthew 12:38
Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
 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:
That is right! The Plan of God in this final generation INCLUDES the "Sign of Jonah" when His servants, those whom He sends to give witness unto the heathen in that "great city", shall die and be dead for 3 1/2 days and be resurrected! And you know what? There shall even be repentance among those heathen, as there was in the days of Jonah. Our Father's plan of salvation is far more perfect and powerful than we oft times consider as we look around at the wickedness in the "world". Yes, the sign of Jonah, the Dove, symbolic of the Spirit of God (Jn. 1:32), shall be given to the heathen in this final generation. Why? Because of the very last words Jonah would utter in the belly of the great fish: "Salvation is of the LORD."
Let us document the sign of Jonah to be "seen" in these last days. It is written in the 11th chapter of Revelation that God will commission His two witnesses to prophecy in the holy city, that great city which has been trodden down by the gentiles. Here is what happens to them when they finish their testimony:
Again, that great city is Jerusalem, known also spiritually as Babylon the Great in these end times, the great whore who sits upon the waters, who are the people and kindreds and tongues and nations as documented in Rev. 17:15: "And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues."Rev. 11:7
And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
The two witnesses shall be killed, where also our Lord gave the sign of Jonah, and they shall lie in the midst of Dagon for all to see.Rev. 17:18
And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
Then, after 3 1/2 days the "Dove", the Spirit of Life", shall descend upon and enter into them, and they shall stand upon their feet!Rev. 11:9
And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
Just as our Father showed us how He got the attention of the Ninevites and caused their repentance by raising up Jonah after 3 days, so shall He also get the attention of those in these last days after the same manner, after the Sign of Jonah the prophet, by raising up His two witnesses after 3 1/2 days. This should also give answer to those who claim that the two witnesses are something other than two olive "trees" (men of El-ah-Yah) who die, are dead for 3 1/2 days, and are resurrected as a sign to the evil and adulterous generation. It is the Sign of Jonah! And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
Those seven thousand men are the fallen angels, those sons of God who left their first estate (Jude 6) in Gen. 6 and came to earth without being "born of water" (a basic requirement to even enter the kingdom of God, as per John 3:3), and took the daughters of Adam to wife. That "marriage" between the "sons of God" and the "daughters of Adam" produced giants (gibor) and caused our Father to bring about the flood of Noah upon the earth to destroy them. It is those 7,000 fallen angels who shall be cast out of heaven with Satan in Rev. 12:7-9 and shall be destroyed when Christ returns. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
However, the "remnant", the "loipoy" in Greek which means "residue", who were with those who were consumed shall become affrighted at these events including the "Sign of Jonah" and they shall give glory to the God of heaven after the manner of Nineveh.
Yes, the sign of Jonah shall be given to this evil and adulterous generation, so let us learn all we can absorb from this great book which stands in the Old Testament even as a witness and forerunner to the death and burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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