The sign of Jonah, the great eclipse of 2017 and the tearing down of statues.

Jonah was prophet during the reign of the second King Jeroboam (c.786–746 BC)

2 Kings 14:25 He was the one who restored the boundaries of Israel from Lebo Hamath to the Dead Sea, in accordance with the word of the Lord, the God of Israel, spoken through his servant Jonah son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath Hepher.

Gath Hepher is only a few miles north of Nazareth,  in Galilee.  Jonah was a prophet coming out of Galilee. Yet the Pharisees said to Nicodemus in John 7:52 They replied, “Are you from Galilee, too? Look into it, and you will find that a prophet does not come out of Galilee.”

Jonah offered himself willingly, and in so doing became a type of Christ

This is the sign of Jonah. He was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Jonah in a way was dead, buried and resurrected, a type of Christ.

Something had happened to prepare Nineveh, a Solar eclipse.

The path of totality of the Bur-Sagale Eclipse, which is one of the most famous solar eclipses in ancient history, occurred just north of Nineveh on 15th June, 763BC during the reign of King Ashur-Dan III of Assyria, and was recorded for posterity in the Assyrian Eponym Canon – a series of cuneiform tablets discovered in the 19th century.

 

 

Even though Jonah obeyed God and did His will, he was still full of hate towards the Ninevehites, remembering all the evil they had done to the Israelites during the ages.

God still provides a lesson for Jonah.

So God has compassion on children and animals. The Ninevehites repented after the sign of total eclipse, and then Jonah came after God had made the people receptive.

On Monday is the first day of Elul, the last secular month in th Jewish calendar. Elul is the month of last harvest, final gathering and repentance as preparation for the new year. The eclipse of April 8, 2024 is on the first day of Nisan, the beginning of the sacred new year in the Jewish calendar.

One cannot help but notice the two total eclipses form a cross right where the three mighty rivers Missouri, Mississippi and Ohio rivers combine into the lower Mississippi. They combine right over the New Madrid earthquake area.

Is this a sign from God mentioned in Isaiah 18:7At that time gifts will be brought to the Lord Almighty from a people tall and smooth-skinned,
    from a people feared far and wide, an aggressive nation of strange speech,
    whose land is divided by rivers— the gifts will be brought to Mount Zion, the place of the Name of the Lord Almighty.” ?

The Mississippi rever divides the United States into “West of the Mississippi” and “East of the Missisippi” We normally think of the Mason-Dixon line as the division between the North and the South, but another division would be the Ohio River and the Missouri river.

Right now there is much hate in the world. Monuments that have been standing for thousands of years are being destroyed.

Screen grab from CNN video showing the giant Buddhas of Bamyian being destroyed by the Taliban on March 12, 2001.

 

 

 

 

The Buddhas of Bamiyan (Persian: بت های باميانbott-hâye Bāmiyān) were 4th- and 5th-century[2] monumental statues of standing buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan

Not to be outdone the Islamic State blows up tomb of prophet Jonah in Iraq Nineveh,July-25-2014.jpg

The tomb was the Muslims tomb of Jonah, not the Jews tomb of Jonah.

Yes, Jonah is mentioned in the Quran, Sura 37: 139 – 148 And Jonah was one of the messengers. When he fled to the laden boat. He gambled and lost. Then the fish swallowed him, and he was to blame. Had he not been one of those who praised. He would have stayed in its belly until the Day they are raised.5. Then We threw him into the wilderness, and he was sick. And We made a gourd tree grow over him. Then We sent him to a hundred thousand, or more. And they believed, so We gave them enjoyment for a while.

ISIS wants to change history and have it begin with them.

When Israel ceded the West Bank to the Palestinian Authority one of the first things the Palestinians did was to destroy Joseph’s tomb.

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Jihad: Joseph’s tomb was destroyed.

Old history now null and void.

In the p;ace where he laid

a new Mosque is displayed.

The fruits of Jihad: I’m annoyed.

 

This week confederate statues are being destroyed.

Have we not learned anything from history?

 

 

Genesis 30, Jacob’s children, mandrakes, Jacob’s breeding method.

Mandrakes are both narcotic and hallucinogenic, and were used for sorcery and divination, but were also believed to cure sterility. Rachel kept trying anything.

Hitler practised mysticism, and possessed mandrakes. Nowadays mandrakes are used in some Wiccan rituals. And then there was the early 20th century cartoon “Mandrake the Magician”.

So Laban used divination. Many believe that the best way to find water is using a divining rod. If bent the right way it will point down to where water can be found.

Genesis28, Jacob’s ladder and God’s promise at Bethel.

Esau’s wives so far were Hittites. That explains why Rebekah in chapter 27:46  “I’m disgusted with living because of these Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of this land, from Hittite women like these, my life will not be worth living.” It was not prejudice, it was the friction between mother-in-law and daughters-in-law.

Jesus repeats this phrase when he first met Nathaniel

And who has ever sung this Sunday School song?

 

 

Genesis 27, Jacob gets Isaac’s blessing, Jacob flees to Laban.

Rebekah: Let the curse fall on me. She didn’t have it easy after that.

Rebekah was the original inventor of the plot for Isaac to give Jacob the blessing rather than Esau after Jacob had extorted Esau’s birthright. By deceit they fulfilled God’s will. The Bible shows how sinful man can still fulfill God’s purpose.

 

 

Genesis 26, Isaac and Abimelech, their oath and the well at Rehoboth.

Abimelech means “Father-King” and is a the title for many leaders in the land of Caanan,

Gerar is at the Southwest part of the promised land, inland from Gaza.

That is the same lie that Abraham used, but while Sarah was half-sister of Abraham, Terah was Isaac’s grandfather but Rebekah’s great grandfather.

The war of water is still going on. In all of the Middle East water is the limiting factor.

And so it is that towns are established where there is plenty of water,

And the size of the promised land is sometimes referred to as: “From Dan to Beersheba.” More about the fate of Dan can be found in Judges.

 

 

Genesis 25, The death of Abraham, his family tree, Esau and Jacob born.

After Sarah’s death Abraham married one of his concubines. Keturah already had six sons with Abraham, according to first Chronicles:

Ishmael was there at Abraham’s death, and helped bury Abraham. Thus he had not moved far away yet.

Of particular interest is Ishmael’s second son, Kedar. His name is closely associated with Arabia. But Kedar lived much closer to Jerusalem than what the Muslims suggest. They claim he moved to what is now Mecca, but according to Isaiah 60:7 he must have lived much closer.

All Kedar’s flocks will be gathered to you,
    the rams of Nebaioth will serve you;
they will be accepted as offerings on my altar,
    and I will adorn my glorious temple.

The lambs and other animals used for sacrifices were raised much nearer Jerusalem so they could more easily be driven as herds.

 

And this is the reason God said: Esau have I hated.  Esau did not consider the spiritual dimension of his birthright.