Signs Of Jonah
These signs are given to all generations.
All three gospels recount the sign of Jonah. "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."
At a surface reading for millennia, Jesus' implication was that the only sign would be "three days and nights". But that is not what it says; He said "No sign shall be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas", then went on to give an example. Nevertheless, it was true for that generation, it was all they saw; but for the Holy Spirit's beautiful timing, He has unlocked and revealed all this day.
Jesus spoke these words unto the denominationalists of the day. He rightly scolded that evil generation and said, as Jonah was on the belly for three days so shall I be in the earth. There was almost a disdain for teaching them or elaborating on any details, in light of their hypocritical hard hearts. They were not worthy of more, and deserved such a staggering understatement.
There is so much more than 'three days and nights', there are well over 20 signs as we shall see. However, Jesus correctly chose not to tell them more about His detailed plan to bruise the enemy's head. In fact: Jesus' whole ministry, passion, death, resurrection and return, are given in the Book of Jonah for all to see. Unlike Jonah; Jesus was never disobedient to Father, yet He had many opportunities to pass on that cup, even until His very last breath.
We will see that Jonah is a most brilliant Christ figure.
Dear angels of Father, we can easily see why Jesus did not bother wasting His breath on the scribes and Pharisees. Nevertheless, there is far more than meets a surface reading of Jonah or Jesus' off the cuff clue.
When one reads Jonah with this revelation; it not only deepens one's faith, but actually overwhelms the senses on how prophetic the 'Book of Jonah' is. As well as how perfectly Jesus fulfilled it to the: chapter, verse and letter.
To God be the glory, honor and praise !