BIBLICAL NUMERICAL PARALLELS and ASSOCIATIONS
“For as Jonas (Jonah) 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.” (Matthew 12: 40)…
When studying the bible, God shows us how numerical connotations and references correlate warnings, lessons, blessings, and confirmations for those who seek the truth in His Word from the lies told in this world. For the sake of this writing, the topic noted will pertain to the subject of “numerical confirmation in verses” This shows us how supremely brilliant and intelligent our Father is. It also isn’t apparently known to a lot of professing Christians that numerical associations can be seen throughout the bible.
A few years ago, I began my journey to make a commitment to understand God’s Word in earnest, and researched many topics. In this I pray to Father for His guidance when explaining the following…
In allowing His children to take heed to warnings, obtain blessings, and cross reference confirmations, Father allows us to follow and cross-reference certain numerical indications. We are then able to understand our studies better.
I must confess that after reading the book of Jonah (a relatively short book) I had a lot of questions. The Holy Spirit led me to believe that this relatively short book has more to learn in it than I was able to comprehend. I was led to this site… (http://www.blessedcause.org/ble…/the%20sign%20of%20jonah.htm) then I referenced back to the bible. This is what I have learned concerning Matthew 12:40…
Jesus has referenced His death with Jonah being in the belly of the whale ‘three days’ and made this correlation of His 3 days in the earth. I mentioned this because of the following…
“If today is good Friday, the day that Jesus was crucified and died, then Saturday would be one day in the tomb, and Sunday would be day two. “Why that would make Monday day three, “wouldn’t it?” I guess it all depends on how you count your days. For instance, in biblical times, a day began with the onset of night or, sundown (the appearance of the stars) followed by the morning (which technically begins with the appearance of the North Star). According to some Jewish teachers, night and morning begin with sunset and sunrise respectively. For that is how it is described in Genesis 1:5.
For this reason, the Sabbath begins on Friday at sundown and ends with the appearance of the stars on Saturday (sundown). The same is true for the major holidays such as Passover.
PASSOVER vs. EASTER
The point is, if we count the days according to the biblical definition of a day, Easter Sunday is not the day Jesus resurrected from the dead (nor is Sunday the Sabbath Day of rest that God sanctified and told us to keep holy (~see exodus 20:8-11). And for many years I believed this lie! Have you ever questioned; “What does a bunny, colorful eggs, and hiding them have to do with Jesus’ resurrection? “It’s harmless as long as you worship Christ with this celebration” you say? …Read What Paul said to the Church of God at Corinth in 2 Corinthians 11:3-4…
1 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. 2For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband,that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. Are we putting up with the Easter holiday and keeping it holy?
If you are one that continues to celebrate man’s commercialized holidays, ask Father to help you take the blindfolds off and commit yourself to really studying His Truth. You will be forever transformed. “So grab a cup of tea and a sandwich…then do your own research… its deep.”
~Have a blessed Passover Saints! (Passover starts “sundown” today 4/3/15, immediately followed by the “Feasts unleavened bread” 4/4/15 – 4/10/15)
Written By: Twanda Harvey
Published with: Inner Faith Wealth Builders !Evangelism
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