Review of Jonah: Christ as the Greater Jonah

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 | 0 comments

“But He answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and a sign shall not be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. For just as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.” (Matthew 12:39-40)
“Arise, go to Nineveh, the great city, and cry out against it, for their evil has come up before Me.” (Jonah 1:2)

This week we focus Christ as the greater Jonah, seen in Matt. 12:38-41. From these verses we can see two striking points about Christ as typified by Jonah: that He passed through death, burial, and resurrection victoriously (Heb. 2:14; 1 Pet. 3:18-29; Rev. 1:18), and that He has announced peace as the gospel to us, although we are evil Gentiles (Eph. 2:17). Today we must enjoy the full victory that Christ accomplished and be one with Him to announce Christ as peace to all of the nations on this earth (Matt. 28:19).

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