So they picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging. Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice to the LORD and took vows. 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.
Small: w 7.00” x h 12.75”
Large: w 10.25” x h 19.00”
Is it not surprising that in the time of Jesus when the religious leaders asked Him for a sign, Jesus answered that there would be no sign, “but the sign of Jonah.” What greater sign was there in that day or even today, than the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Just as GOD had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah for three days, so likewise God had prepared death to swallow Jesus Christ for three days in the depth of the earth. Jonah came forth miraculously on the third day just as Jesus came forth supernaturally from the grave on the third day. Through the obedience of Jonah (after his ordeal at the depth of the sea), he was called to proclaim a message of repentance towards GOD in Nineveh and likewise through the obedience of Jesus Christ a message of repentance was proclaimed towards GOD to the ends of the earth.