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John 12/24: Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. John 12/24: Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. John 12/24: Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

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The sign of the prophet Jonas

The only sign that Jesus the Messiah gave to the scribes and pharisees that HE was the promised Messiah was the enigmatic sign of the prophet Jonas, which many to this day do not understand.

In Mathew 12/38-40 the following is described: "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: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."

The enigmatic sign of the prophet Jonas, was a unique sign, because in order to be fulfilled, it can be said in common tongue, it required that the Messiah died, and not only that, but to remain dead for three days and three nights, not a day more not a day less, not a night more not a night less, it should be precise (some consider it as exact in spiritual terms, from there now days it is said that it was a sign in the Times), in other words it was not enough for Jesus to extraordinarily resurrect, by the way it was something unique and sublime, but to resurrect at the third day and third night, if it was not that way, if it was not faithfully and fully fulfilled the sign in those terms, it meant that Jesus would face the problem of his legitimacy as the promised Messiah.

But according to the religious (human) and dogmatic tradition, accepted and believed by the majority of persons, Jesus the Messiah was crucified friday`s afternoon, and resurrected sunday at dawn, so one must ask, where are the three days and three nights of the sign left? (Clues of the True) because by a simple and single addition (Count of Days), anyone knows that there are no three days and three nights between friday afternoon and sunday morning, and the sign had to be fulfilled infallibly.

So we start with the most basic and elemental, we know and have for certainly true that Jesus the Messiah died around the ninth hour (Mt 27/45), that would be equivalent to 3:00 P.M., and that resurrected before the women arrived to the sepulchre the first day of the week, so a simple sum gives as a result that Jesus the Messiah did not died on a friday afternoon, because if HE would have died on a friday afternoon HE would have to mandatorily resurrect on monday afternoon (second day of the week) for the sign to be fulfilled. And could neither have died thursday afternoon because HE would have resurrected in sunday afternoon, in other words, in the afternoon of the first day of the week.

So the only day left is wednesday, because if Jesus died on wednesday the (the fourth day of the week), around the ninth hour and resurrected in the seventh day of the week (the Sabbath) also around the ninth hour, everything has sense, and fits perfectly because when the women went in the very morning to visit the sepulchre they saw the stone already removed and the body of Jesus was not there, in other words, the women did not witnessed the glorious and majestic resurrection of the Messiah, because it had already taken place.

Luke relates in 24/1-3: "Now upon the first [day] of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain [others] with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. {24:3} And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus."

Also we have for certainly true, like a historic fact, as an irrefutable truth that Jesus observed the Passover, did not observed it one day earlier as some think or believe, or that observed a symbolic Passover like others say (with the purpose of making the prophecy of the three days and three nights to fit according to their convenience), and by affirming that what they are saying is that Jesus did not comply with the Law, that did not complied with the strict observance of the Feast of the Passover, when the Holy Scriptures clearly say that the disciples of Jesus, that ignored that their master was to be captured, ask him where they should celebrate the Passover; according to Mark 14/12: "And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?"

So Jesus diligently observed the Feast of the Passover as well as all the other Feasts of God, because Jesus faithfully fulfilled the Law, and one of the mandates of the Law was to celebrate in its time the Holy Feasts of God, Luke 22/14-15: "And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer."

Also we have for certain, that the arrest, the judgments, the crucifixion and death of Jesus the Messiah were given the same day that Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples, and there is to remember, that God ruled that the day began at sunset, not at midnight (00:00) like man does in his rebellion to God.

Having said that, you might be asking yourselves, how is it possible that Jesus died wednesday? when the day after the crucifixion was the Sabbath, as it is read in John 19/31: "The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and [that] they might be taken away."

The passage, says that day was Sabbath, and was a Sabath a high day, that means that it was not the normal day of rest that corresponds to the seventh day of each week in accordance of the Fourth Commandment of God's Law, but it was one of the annual Sabbaths, and in this case, it corresponded to the first day of the Feast of the Unleavened Bread, because that day there was holy convocation and no work was to be made.

Leviticus 23/6-7: "And on the fifteenth day of the same month [is] the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein."

So that is why we say that the day after the crucifixion was the first day of the Feast of the Unleavened Bread.

Now then, it is necessary to clarify that in that time, in times of Jesus, many centuries after Moses, both feasts, the Passover and the Unleavened Bread, were understand as the same thing, even though when God instituted them, did it as two different feasts.

And we need to be very clear in that, that is why we see in Luke 22/1 that: "Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover."

So, the great day of the Sabbath was about to begin, at sunset, the fifth day of the week, that would be thursday and not Saturday (even though the Feast of the Passover was a Holy Convocation in itself),

When that day of rest passed, the women, during friday (the sixth day of the week) bought and prepared the sweet spices to preserve the body of Jesus, and after that they rested during the Sabbath day in accordance with the Fourth Commandment.

Mark 16/1: "And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the [mother] of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him."

Luke 23/56: "And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment."

As we can see in these two passages, two different Sabbath days are mentioned, and both were kept by the women.

So, the enigmatic sign of Jonas was fulfilled faithfully and inexorably, and Jesus the Messiah resurrected the third day and third night, Glory to God in the Highest.

05 Jul 2017 churchofGod.tk

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