4 JONAH’S CALLING FROM GOD GOD TELLS JONAH TO GO PREACH AT A CITY CALLED NINEVEHNIN-A-VAHCITY WAS WICKED & FULL OF EVIL
5 JONAH FLEES FROM GODJONAH 1:3 But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD
7 ROUGH WATERSTHE LORD SENT A WIND UPON THE SEA THAT ALMOST RIPPED THE BOAT APARTMEN ON THE BOAT WERE AFRAIDTOLD EVERYONE PRAY TO THEIR GOD
8 WHO’S CAUSING THE TROUBLE? JONAH WENT TO THE LOWEST PART OF THE SHIP AND SLEPT(JESUS WAS ASLEEP DURING STORM ON THE WATERS)CAPTAIN COMES AND WAKES UP JONAH TO PRAYThey cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah.Then they said to him, “Please tell us! For whose cause is this trouble upon us? What is your occupation? And where do you come from? What is your country? And of what people are you?” So he said to them, “I am a Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.”
9 JONAH THROWN TO THE SEAMEN ON BOAT KNEW JONAH WAS FLEEING FROM HIS GOD“What shall we do to you that the sea may be calm for us?”“Pick me up and throw me into the sea; then the sea will become calm for you. For I know that this great tempest is because of me.”THE MEN TRIED TO ROW THROUGH THE WATERS PUT COULD NOT DO ITPICKED JONAH UP & TOSSED HIM INTO THE SEATHE SEA CEASED FROM ITS RAGINGThe men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice to the LORD & took vows.
10 JONAH SWALLOWED BY FISH Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
11 PROPHETIC PICTUREMATTHEW 12:38-41 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.”But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
12 JESUS IN HEAVEN ON THE 3RD DAY JESUS DID NOT GO UP TO HEAVEN AT DEATHBODY GAVE UP THE GHOSTWENT TO THE BELLY OF THE EARTH(ABRAHAM’S BOSSOM—PARADISE)MARY SAW JESUS & COULD NOT TOUCH HIMWHY?HE HAD NOT BEEN GIVEN TO THE FATHER IN HEAVEN YET!JESUS WAS PRESENTED BEFORE GOD AS THE FIRST FRUITS OF THE DEAD ON:“THE FEAST OF FIRST FRUITS”
13 O.T. PICTURE’S OF THE MESSIAH MELCHIZEDEK = KING & HIGH PRIESTJOSEPH = SUFFERING MESSIAHMOSES = 1ST & 2ND COMING OF THE LORDGIDEON = WARRIOR MESSIAH(PICTURE OF ARMAGGEDON)DAVID = KING MESSIAH
15 IN JERUSALEM THE FORM A CONSPIRACY AGAINST YOU JEREMIAH 11IN JERUSALEM THE FORM A CONSPIRACY AGAINST YOUThe LORD called you a thriving olive tree with fruit beautiful in form. But with the roar of a mighty storm he will set it on fire, and its branches will be broken.Because the LORD revealed their plot to me, I knew it, for at that time he showed me what they were doing. I had been like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; I did not realize that they had plotted against me, saying, “Let us destroy the tree and its fruit; let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be remembered no more.”
16 EZEKIEL 4“Then lie on your left side and put the sin of the people of Israel upon yourself. You are to bear their sin for the number of days you lie on your side. I have assigned you the same number of days as the years of their sin. So for 390 days you will bear the sin of the people of Israel.“After you have finished this, lie down again, this time on your right side, and bear the sin of the people of Judah. I have assigned you 40 days, a day for each year. Turn your face toward the siege of Jerusalem and with bared arm prophesy against her. I will tie you up with ropes so that you cannot turn from one side to the other until you have finished the days of your siege.
17 GENTLE LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER HOUSE EZEKIEL: JEREMIAH:CONSPIRED AGAINSTGENTLE LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER HOUSEEZEKIEL:TAKING ON THE SINS OF ISRAELJONAH:BELLY OF FISH FOR 3 DAYS/NIGHTSJESUS 3 DAYS/NIGHT IN BELLY OF EARTH
19 JONAH PRAYED OUT OF THE FISH’S BELLY JONAH IN THE DEEPJONAH PRAYED OUT OF THE FISH’S BELLYAnd said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and you heard my voice.For you have cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all your billows and your waves passed over me.(DROWNING?)Then I said, I am cast out of your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.
20 DID JONAH DROWN?The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet have you brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto you, into your holy temple.
21 GATES OF HELL GATES OF HELL-UNDER THE EARTH UNDER MOUNTAINS UNDER WATERIvan Sanderson:Made a claim to discover 12 Magnetic Fields around the world at72 Degree Intervals
22 COULD THERE BE 12 GATES OR ENTRANCES TO HELL? 12 GATES IN HEAVEN12 GATES IN JERUSALEM12 GATES IN NEW JERUSALEMCOULD THERE BE 12 GATES OR ENTRANCES TO HELL?
23 LOCATIONS?12 MAGNETIC FIELDS ALL RELATE TO BEING UNDERWATER OR IN RELATION TO MOUNTAINSBERMUDA TRIANGLEDEVIL’S SEAPERSIAN GULFDEAD SEA
24 ON THE OUTSKIRTS HELL? WAS JONAH WAS LITERALLY AT AN ENTRANCE TO HELL? HELPS UNDERSTAND THE STORY OF JONAH COMPARISON TO CHRIST EVEN MORE
25 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. VOMITED OUT OF THE FISHThey that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.But I will sacrifice unto you with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.And the LORD spoke unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
27 2ND CALLING TO NINEVEH LORD CALLS JONAH AGAIN TO NINEVEH NINENEH WAS A LARGE CITYTOOK JONAH 3 DAYS TO TRAVEL TROUGH
28 REVIVAL IN NINEVEHOn the day Jonah entered the city, he shouted to the crowds: “Forty days from now Nineveh will be destroyed!”The people of Nineveh believed God’s message, and from the greatest to the least, they declared a fast and put on burlap to show their sorrow.When the king of Nineveh heard what Jonah was saying, he stepped down from his throne and took off his royal robes. He dressed himself in burlap and sat on a heap of ashes. Then the king and his nobles sent this decree throughout the city:
29 ENTIRE CITY FASTED“No one, not even the animals from your herds and flocks, may eat or drink anything at all. People and animals alike must wear garments of mourning, and everyone must pray earnestly to God. They must turn from their evil ways and stop all their violence. Who can tell? Perhaps even yet God will change his mind and hold back his fierce anger from destroying us.”When God saw what they had done and how they had put a stop to their evil ways, he changed his mind and did not carry out the destruction he had threatened.
30 A GREATER IS HERE! MATTHEW 12:41 The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.THIS WOULD BE JESUS!
32 WHY IS JONAH ANGRY?JONAH IS ANGRYWHY?JONAH PRAYED:“Ah, LORD, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in loving kindness, One who relents from doing harm.Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!” Then the LORD said, “Is it right for you to be angry?”
33 JONAH UNDER THE SHADESo Jonah went out of the city and sat on the east side of the city. There he made himself a shelter and sat under it in the shade, till he might see what would become of the city.And the LORD God prepared a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be shade for his head to deliver him from his misery. So Jonah was very grateful for the plant.
34 JONAH’S ANGERBut as morning dawned the next day God prepared a worm, and it so damaged the plant that it withered. And it happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah’s head, so that he grew faint.Then he wished death for himself, and said, “It is better for me to die than to live.” Then God said to Jonah,"Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?" And he said, "It is right for me to be angry, even to death!
35 PITY FOR THE PLANT VS. PITY FOR NINEVEH "But the LORD said, “You have had pity on the plant for which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which came up in a night and perished in a night.And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left—and much livestock?”