Monday, January 25, 2016

The Sign of Jonas

In the past 48 hours I have been digging into scripture
and a few websites which may or may not interest you,
but writing the blog has helped me to sort out some facts.

The name Jonas has at least two meanings:
In Hebrew it means, A Dove--Jonah
In Greek it means, A Sign--Jonas

Jesus says this in Luke 11:30,32

'For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninevites, so shall the
Son of Man be to this generation...The men of Nineveh
shall rise up in the judgement with this generation, and
shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of
Jonas; and behold, a greater than Jonas is here.'

Jonas or Jonah was a sign to Nineveh--who must have
looked pretty tacky after his three day sojourn in a fish--
'Repent, or experience sudden destruction.' They chose
repentance and the Capitol City was spared for hundreds
of years. So now, a very destructive storm has come to
our Capitol City. It was named Jonas, perhaps a sign to
this generation? It is interesting to look at patterns within 
scripture.There is a generation that will see all the signs.
Could we be that generation?

But wait, there is more:
The Fast of Jonas, also called the Fast of Nineveh, is a
three day fast observed by the East Orthodox Church
and held this year from 1/18-1/20. The fast ends on
the day that the Sun leaves Sagittarius, the sign of
Nineveh depicted by the Centaur.

The ten day Sundance Film Festival began on 1/20 
outside of Salt Lake City. On the 22nd of the 
Sundance Film Festival a film was shown called Goat
whose main character is played by Nick Jonas from the
Jonas Brothers. On that day the sun entered the
constellation Capricornus, associated with Pan, Satan,
the goat.

Did you know that Genesis 1:14 says that the 'lights in the 
heavens shall be for signs?  In addition to the changes
noted, five planets are lining up just before sunrise from
January 20 to February 20.

I noticed that in the last few days a big volcano 35 miles
from Mexico City has been blowing smoke. Indonesia,
which is also on the Ring of Fire, has 21 active volcanos.
Alaska just experienced a 7.1 earthquake and the west
coast has had several recent earthquakes ranging from
4.3 to 5.4. There have been at least ten earthquakes over
6 since the beginning of the year. Speaking of earthquakes,
the financial markets worldwide are unstable. A committee
has gathered in DC and will decide on 1/26 whether to
move the Doomsday Clock. It now stands at three minutes
to midnight.

Is the sign of Jonas a warning to this generation?

In Luke 21 and Matthew 24 Jesus speaks of the days in
which we seem to be living? (I am not predicting):

'And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and
upon the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at 
the roaring of the sea and of the waves, men fainting from
fear and the expectation of the things which are coming 
upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be 
But when you see these things begin to take place, 
straighten up and lift up your heads for your redemption 
is drawing near...But keep alert at all times, praying in 
order that you may have strength to escape all these things 
that are about to take place, and to stand before the 
Son of Man. Therefore be on the alert, for you do not 
know which day your Lord is coming...for the Son of Man 
will come at an hour when you do not think He will come.'

Reader, do you know the Lord Jesus as your Lord and 
Savior? Believer, knowing all this, how shall we then live?

'Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance 
of faith...Let us hold fast the profession of our faith 
without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love 
and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of 
ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but 
exhorting one another: and so much the more, as 
you see the day approaching.' (Hebrews 10: 22-35)

Well, reader, this is a heavy blog, but we are in heavy
times. I will post three sites below for those interested
in further study.

Latest from Anne Graham Lotts, AngelMinistries
Snowzilla's Message

Daniel Valles 1/21/16 The Sign of Jonas

Jonah in the days of Noah 1/23/16 MP

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