Jesus Christ was crucified on the 14th of Nisan on the Hebrew Calendar and then spent 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of the earth. He was resurrected just before sunset on “the third day”, so just before the beginning of the 4th day. Much of Christiandom wants to put Jesus in the tomb on “Good Friday”, and then have Him Resurrected on “Easter Sunday”, leaving Him only in the tomb for 2 nights, but is that Biblical?
Matthew 12: 39 But He (Jesus) answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation craves a sign; and so no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet; 40 for just as Jonah was in the stomach of the sea monster for three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.
It doesn’t matter how you “slice it”, Good Friday to Easter Sunday cannot fulfill this verse in Matthew 12. Does this mean that the Bible is wrong? May it never be! No, much of the Church has had it wrong for nearly 1700 years. How could the Church have gotten this so wrong? It happened when Rome took over the Church in about 300AD, and brought in many pagan customs. At that time they KNEW the truth about the timing of the Resurrection and how it relates to the “Jewish Passover”, but Rome wanted to completely divorce the Church from her Jewish Roots, so Rome created the Church Holiday (Good Friday/Easter) to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Much of what they celebrate is TRUE – Jesus DID die on the Cross and He DID resurrect on THE THIRD DAY, but the timing is wrong, and the pagan customs like the Easter Bunny, etc, were added to accommodate former pagans. We’ve explained the true timing in some of our previous posts, so we will refer you to those if you want to understand more…...https://dyingworld.org/2019/04/16/jesus-hour-had-come/
What we DO KNOW is that Jesus ROSE “ON THE THIRD DAY”. What is so special about “THE THIRD DAY”? Is this “third day” concept seen in other places in Scripture? Yes it is! AS we examine it more closely, we find that the THIRD DAY represents RESURRECTION/REBIRTH/NEW LIFE. That is truly something to CELEBRATE!
For a closer look, let’s go back to the original THIRD DAY.
Genesis 1:9 Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land “earth,” and the gathering of the waters He called “seas”; and God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit according to their kind with seed in them”; and it was so. 12 The earth produced vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, according to their kind; and God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.
Now, as we walk through this concept, let’s consider all the ways a “day” is viewed in the Bible. Depending upon the context “a day” can refer to….
- a literal 24 hour day (Genesis 1)
- Figuratively, to a year (Daniel 9:24-27)
- Prophetically, a period of a thousand years. (Psalm 90:4, 2 Peter 3:8).
When we go back to Genesis 1 and the Creation story, on the THIRD DAY God parted the waters and caused the DRY LAND to appear. We also SEE our first glimpse of LIFE on the THIRD DAY. On the THIRD MILLENNIAL DAY God laid the foundation for the Kingdom of God to appear on earth. On this day (during this third period of 1000 years), God promised all the land of the earth to Abraham and his descendants. But who are Abraham’s descendants?
Romans 4:13: For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith.
Galatians 3:29: And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.
In this crucial phase of God’s Plan, GOD ALMIGHTY laid the foundation for the Kingdom of God to be established on earth (Daniel 2:44) to be given to Abraham’s descendants, those who belong to Christ (Jew and Gentile), heirs according to the Promise! The PHYSICAL NATION of ISRAEL is GOD’S PROTOTYPE for HIS KINGDOM. Therefore, on the THIRD MILLENNIAL DAY, God chose Abraham’s physical descendant ISRAEL (JACOB) out of the whole earth, causing them to EXPAND to a mighty nation and bringing them into THE PROMISED LAND of Canaan. On this THIRD MILLENNIAL DAY, God REVEALED to ISRAEL the Laws by which all nations shall be governed in the Kingdom of God. (Deuteronomy 4:5-8; Isaiah 2:2-4; Malachi 4:4; Hebrews 2:5). The kingdom of Israel was to be the prototype for the Kingdom of God.
On the THIRD DAY of Creation, God parted the seas to create DRY LAND. On the THIRD MILLENNIAL DAY, GOD parted the RED SEA and forty years later, the JORDAN RIVER, to bring His people, the physical NATION of ISRAEL OUT OF EGYPT and into the PROMISED LAND of Canaan.
Deuteronomy 11:10: For the land, into which you are entering to possess it, is not like the land of Egypt from which you came, where you used to sow your seed and water it by your foot like a vegetable garden. 11 But the land into which you are about to cross to possess it, a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of heaven, 12 a land for which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord your God are continually on it, from the beginning even to the end of the year.
God describes the “Promised Land” of Canaan as a rich, beautiful land that drips with “milk and honey”, drinking the rain water from Heaven, a FRUITFUL LAND. Unlike “Egypt”, THIS LAND is a land that GOD CARES FOR. On the THIRD DAY of THE CREATION WEEK, vegetation and LIFE appeared, which is a picture of the FRUIT and LIFE that would appear on the THIRD MILLENNIAL DAY in the PROMISED LAND. And even the physical nation of Israel’s PROMISED LAND CANAAN is only a PROTOTYPE of the KINGDOM OF GOD on earth, which will be a FRUITFUL LAND, one dripping with “milk and honey”. It will cover the whole earth and will be a “land God cares for”, NOT like “Egypt“, which is a metaphor for the current, sinful condition of our world today.
Matthew 21:43 Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruit.
In Matthew 21:43, Jesus told the Jews (Scribes and Pharisees) that HE would give the KINGDOM OF GOD to those who live in it and BEAR FRUIT. God’s plan all along was to OFFER SALVATION to the entire world through His Messiah Jesus. The fruit that is borne in the KINGDOM of GOD is the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT.
LIFE and FRUIT (vegetation) appeared on the THIRD DAY of CREATION, a VERY SPECIAL DAY of the week. This is why the RESURRECTION THEME is always on “the THIRD DAY.” It’s THE DAY that God brings something out of nothing. It’s the day that God parts the WATER and produces LIFE. Why did God pick Day # 3 as the continuing THEME for RESURRECTION in the Bible? We do not know, but one could SUPPOSE that it has something to do with God’s Triune Nature, that GOD (ELOHIM) exists as a Triune God (Father/Son/Holy Spirit), a NATURE that brings forth LIFE. What do we see in a natural childbirth? Water and blood. Water and blood = LIFE. Water and blood = RESURRECTION. We are cleansed by the blood of the LAMB OF GOD and then WASHED by the water of the WORD of GOD.
What else happened that was NOTABLE on the THIRD DAY in the Bible? What comes BEFORE childbirth? (Or at least what is SUPPOSED to come before childbirth as outlined in the Word of God. Remember, God has GRACE for us fallen humanity, understanding that alot of what we DO is outside of His perfect WILL. PRAISE JESUS!)
On the THIRD MILLENNIAL DAY (year 2000-3000), GOD MARRIED ISRAEL. God not only parted the waters and brought Israel out of Egypt, into the PROMISED LAND on the “THIRD MILLENNIAL DAY”, but He also took ISRAEL to be HIS WIFE on the THIRD MILLENNIAL DAY. The Covenant that God made at SINAI was a MARRIAGE COVENANT. God not only married ISRAEL on the THIRD MILLENNIAL DAY, He ALSO married them on THE THIRD LITERAL DAY, just to drive this THIRD DAY WEDDING THEME home, making it UNFORGETTABLE!
Exodus 19:10: The Lord also said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and have them wash their garments; 11 and have them ready for the third day, for on the third day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.
16 So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud over the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. 17 And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.
The Lord spoke the commandments out to the people of Israel at Mt. Sinai, which was the MARRIAGE COVENANT..and they replied “I DO”
Exodus 19:8: Then all the people answered together and said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do!” And Moses brought back the words of the people to the Lord.
God married His people Israel on Mt. Sinai on the THIRD DAY, both a third literal day and a third millennial day. The MARRIAGE COVENANT is the BEGINNING of LIFE. What happens in a BIBLICAL MARRIAGE? Children, family, LIFE! God’s marriage to ISRAEL on the THIRD DAY was a PROTOTYPE of HOW the KINGDOM OF GOD would come about on the earth...through the marriage of God to His people.
We see this same ” WEDDING leads to LIFE ” theme in the NEW TESTAMENT. God is progressively REVEALING more and more TO US about his PLAN to ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM on the EARTH.
John 2: 1: On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; 2 and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
In the book of John, Chapter two, Jesus and His Disciples were invited to a WEDDING in Cana. This wedding is very significant because it marks the FIRST TIME Jesus would perform a public miracle. Jesus FOREKNEW that once He performed His first public Miracle, He would be marked for DEATH, which would ultimately bring about ETERNAL LIFE. After His public Miracle, Jesus would regularly refer to HIMSELF as the BRIDGROOM.
Matthew 9:15: And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.
2 Corinthians 11:2: For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
Revelation 21:2: And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
In HIS SOVEREIGN WISDOM, God planned THE THIRD DAY to be THE DAY HE would part the waters and bring LIFE to a dark, barren planet earth. After the FALL of man, God’s PLAN of restoring TRUE LIFE to earth would begin on the THIRD MILLENNIAL DAY when He would MARRY ISRAEL, HIS prototype for the KINGDOM OF GOD on the earth (GOD’S FAMILY). God is revealing that THROUGH the MARRIAGE COVENANT of GOD to HIS PEOPLE- (CHRIST and HIS BRIDE), He would BRING LIFE and FRUIT, YIELDING CHILDREN and FAMILY. This is the KINGDOM OF GOD on the EARTH as FORESHADOWED by the NATION OF ISRAEL. Why do you think the devil HATES the nation of Israel, including all Jews and Christians? Because ISRAEL is a METAPHOR /TYPE/FORESHADOWING OF GOD’S SOON COMING KINGDOM ON EARTH…and the END of the devil’s reign! As we know from HIS story, Israel went completely off-course, and slipped headlong into idolatry, which is Spiritual adultery. However, even this did not stop God’s GLORIOUS plan. In-fact, Israel’s STUMBLE would be the VERY THING that God would use to present HIS FREE GIFT OF GRACE and MARRIAGE to the ENTIRE WORLD.
Romans 11:1: I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? Far from it! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew
11 I say then, they (physical Israel) did not stumble so as to fall, did they? Far from it! But by their wrongdoing salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them (physical Israel) jealous. 12 Now if their wrongdoing proves to be riches for the world, and their failure, riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be!
What was Jesus’ first Miracle at the Wedding of Cana? Jesus turned WATER into WINE. His first miracle involved WATER and BLOOD (symbolized by wine), at the WEDDING SUPPER – representing the two components of childbirth. Usually, the host serves the best wine first and later serves the cheapest wine when everyone is drunk and won’t notice. But Jesus created ABUNDANT quantities of the VERY BEST WINE towards the end of the Wedding Feast! God’s KINGDOM is one of ABUNDANCE and QUALITY! The Miracles of the Latter Rain will be greater than the Miracles of the Former.
John 2: 3: When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus *said to Him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus *said to her, “What business do you have with Me, woman? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother *said to the servants, “Whatever He tells you, do it.” 6 Now there were six stone waterpots standing there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing two or three measures each.
7 Jesus *said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” So they filled them up to the brim. 8 And He *said to them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” And they took it to him. 9 Now when the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter *called the groom, 10 and *said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first, and when the guests are drunk, then he serves the poorer wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and revealed His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.
John 14:12: Truly, truly I say to you, the one who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I am going to the Father.
John tells us that Jesus first REVEALED HIS GLORY in this THIRD DAY MIRACLE at CANA. The REVELATION of HIS GLORY at CANA was the first time HIS DISCIPLES believed HE was the PROMISED MESSIAH! When the LATTER RAIN miracles begin to POUR OUT, God will REVEAL HIS GLORY through His Transformed (Resurrected) saints, and many, many people will BELIEVE in Jesus Christ! This is the Great END-TIMES HARVEST!
When we follow the marriage leading to childbirth resulting in water/blood = life theme, we discover that when Jesus DIED on the CROSS at CALVARY, out of HIS SIDE ran WATER and BLOOD…SPIRIT and LIFE. The Gospel of Mark tells us that the Roman Centurian at the foot of the Cross BELIEVED that Jesus was the SON OF GOD when he saw the water and blood running out of Jesus’ side (after Jesus had been pierced), just as the DISCIPLES had BELIEVED when they saw JESUS turning WATER into WINE (symbolic for childbirth – water/blood) at the Wedding of Cana. The Good Seed was being PROPAGATED….GOD’S GLORY was being REVEALED and HIS SPIRITUAL CHILDREN were BEING BORN. On the THIRD DAY of CREATION, plants sprang up out of the earth, each propagating their seed, and PRODUCING ABUNDENT LIFE.
John 19:34: Yet one of the soldiers pierced His (Jesus) side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
Mark 15:39: And when the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw that He died in this way, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”
The book of first John confirms that the water and the blood and the SPIRIT OF GOD TESTIFY that JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD. (THREE – THIRD DAY)
1 John 5:5: Who is the one who overcomes the world, but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 6 This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. 7 For there are three that testify: 8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
The THIRD DAY is the BEGINNING of God RESTORING LIFE to the earth through the MARRIAGE (union) of HIMSELF to HIS PEOPLE. God’s Kingdom is a KINGDOM OF LIGHT which symbolizes TRUTH and LOVE. In the Creation Story, God separated light from darkness on day two, but He doesn’t create PHYSICAL LIGHT until the FORTH DAY. In the natural, this doesn’t make sense. I bet this drives the EVOLUTIONISTS crazy because how in the world can you have LIFE without SUNLIGHT? With God….ALL things are possible. Let us always REMEMBER that GOD HIMSELF IS LIGHT!
Genesis 1: 14: Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and they shall serve as signs and for seasons, and for days and years; 15 and they shall serve as lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.
19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day
THE RESULT of the MARRIAGE/RESURRECTION that occurs at the end of the THIRD DAY brings the promise of LIFE and LIGHT. Did you know that Scientists have discovered at the very moment of conception, there is a tiny burst of LIGHT?
The THIRD DAY pattern of darkness leading to Life and Light is repeated throughout the Bible in the Exodus, in the story of Jonah and the whale, and again in the Resurrection of Christ.
In the story of the Exodus, the 9th plague of Egypt is the plague of DARKNESS. For 3 days and 3 nights, God covered the earth with a THICK DARKNESS, so thick it could be FELT. Darkness is always a synonym for REBELLION against God and His Ways, for SIN and EVIL.
Exodus 10:21 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Reach out with your hand toward the sky, so that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even a darkness which may be felt.” 22 So Moses reached out with his hand toward the sky, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days.
Because of this THICK DARKNESS, the children of Israel were warned to stay in their homes for 3 days and 3 nights, but BE READY because at the end of the THIRD DAY, THE EXODUS! After Saving their lives through the blood of the Lamb, God brought them out of SLAVERY in EGYPT (a metaphor for being a SLAVE to sin). He then parted the seas, protected and guided them in the wilderness, and ultimately MARRIED THEM at Sinai, calling them HIS OWN. His Plan was to bring them into the PROMISED LAND.
At the time of Jesus’ Resurrection, the Passover day, the sky grew DARK for THREE HOURS.
Mark 15:33: When the sixth hour came, darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour.
Jesus was placed in the tomb on Wednesday afternoon before sunset on the Passover. He was in the belly of the DARK earth for 3 days and 3 nights per the “sign of Jonah”. At the very end of the THIRD DAY (before sunset), Jesus Christ ROSE (RESURRECTION) from the dead. The ancient Jewish day was from “sunset to sunset”, so the “new day” began at sunset, not midnight as it is today. Jesus’ empty tomb was DISCOVERED on the FOURTH day after the crucifixion. The tomb was found empty on SUNDAY MORNING. Light had broken forth!
The most important phase in God’s plan for His Kingdom of LIGHT to come to this earth was completed at the Cross! Jesus Christ, the Son of God, defeated satan’s evil plans to enslave mankind and the earth forever! Out of the RESURRECTION on THE THIRD DAY….LIFE sprang forth! Life and LIGHT!
Colossians 1:13: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
This pattern of the THIRD DAY MARRIAGE/RESURRECTION/LIFE is about to play out again, soon. There is one more RESURRECTION that we’re waiting for. We call this the BLESSED HOPE!
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Jesus Christ is going to RESURRECT our DEAD FLESH (Romans 8:10), changing us from mortality to immortality, which is the MARRIAGE (union) of the Lamb with His bride! God’s Glory will shine through His Resurrected Saints, and MANY will BELIEVE!
1 Thessalonians 4:16: For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
1 Corinthians 15:52: in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality
Isaiah 60: “Arise, shine; for your light has come,
And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
2 For behold, darkness will cover the earth
And deep darkness the peoples;
But the Lord will rise upon you
And His glory will appear upon you.
Daniel 12:2: And many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. 3 And those who have insight will shine like the glow of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
How do we know THIS RESURRECTION/MARRIAGE will happen on “THE THIRD DAY”? God’s patterns show us that RESURRECTION, MARRIAGE, and LIFE is always synomous with the THIRD DAY. Also, we have some clues in Scripture that probably won’t be fully grasped until AFTER the fact..
Luke 13:31: At that very time some Pharisees approached, saying to Him, “Go away and leave this place, because Herod wants to kill You.” 32 And He said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I am casting out demons and performing healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I reach My goal.’
Of course, many might reason that Jesus was referring to His OWN resurrection ON THE THIRD DAY as the fulfillment of these verses. They would be right. However, there are often “multiple fulfillments” of Scripture. Immediately following these verses, Jesus jumps to the end-times when He says…
Luke 13:34: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who have been sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her young under her wings, and you were unwilling! 35 Behold, your house is left to you desolate; and I say to you, you will not see Me until you say, ‘Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord!’”
The Jewish people will not see Jesus again until they say “Blessed is HE who comes in the NAME of the LORD. This will happen at Jesus’ second coming. Jesus was making an End of time reference in these verses. It is logical to assume, then that His “Third Day” reference has a “then time and end time” fulfillment.
Hosea 6: “Come, let’s return to the Lord.
For He has torn us, but He will heal us;
He has wounded us, but He will bandage us.
2 He will revive us after two days;
He will raise us up on the third day, (RESURRECTION/LIFE)
That we may live before Him.
3 So let’s learn, let’s press on to know the Lord.
His appearance is as sure as the dawn; (BREAK OF DAWN/LIGHT)
The verses in Hosea 6 are about the ISRAEL of God. But Israel is FAR more than a physical nation. The nation of Israel is a PROTOTYPE of the KINGDOM of GOD which is the FAMILY of GOD, the PEOPLE of GOD, all BORN on the THIRD DAY. The nation of Israel was born on the THIRD DAY at Mount Sinai when God “married” Israel. The Kingdom of God on earth will be BORN on THE THIRD DAY at the marriage supper of the Lamb, when Jesus Christ “marries” His Bride, His Ekklesia, His “called out ones”. 💖 Currently, the called out ones, the “Christ-ones” are betrothed to Jesus and waiting for the marriage. Our betrothal GIFT is the Holy Spirit who indwells each and every believer.
Revelation 19:7: Let’s rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, because the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His bride has prepared herself.” 8 It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
9 Then he *said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.’” And he *said to me, “These are the true words of God.
When might this THIRD DAY RESURRECTION occur? Only God really knows. It COULD be at the end of 2000 years, or on the “third millennial day” AFTER the Resurrection. It is thought that Jesus was resurrected around 30 to 33AD, which on OUR calendar would cause the “third millenial day” to be potentially between 2030 to 2033 (nobody seems certain of the exact year of the Resurrection). However, God isn’t using our calendar, so it could also be any time. If God continues His Patterns, “the third day” will probably come about after “three days of darkness”, but what might THAT look like? In the Creation week, the whole earth was literally dark for three 24 hour days, the LIGHT not being BORN until the 4th day. At the Exodus, there were three LITERAL days of THICK darkness prior to the Passover and the Exodus. When Jesus died on the Cross, there were three LITERAL HOURS of darkness and then Jesus went into the DARK belly of the earth to open GRAVES for three LITERAL DAYS days, rising just before sunset on the THIRD DAY. His Resurrection and LIGHT wasn’t discovered until the wee hours of the morning on the 4th day when the THIRD DAY was COMPLETE. In each of these “Exodus’s”, there is a definite pattern of “three literal 24 hour days” of some “type” of darkness that PRECEDES and must COMPLETE just prior to RESURRECTION and the 4th day of LIGHT. It seems very likely that this will pattern will play out again in some form.
We can really only speculate the possibilites. For instance, when Jesus rose from the dead there was a GREAT EARTHQUAKE, and all of the tombs were opened. This seemed to be the “kickoff” to Jesus’ three days in the dark belly of the earth because the shaking happened just after He drew His last breath on the Cross. The shaking was so intense it ripped the veil of the Jewish Temple in half from top to bottom. The veil was 45 feet tall and 4 inches thick!
It is very possible that we will see a GREAT EARTHQUAKE (shaking) “kick off” the “three days of darkness”, likely occurring three days prior to the RESURRECTION. Where? The west coast of the United States is a very big possibility, especially if God should decide to judge “big Tech” who has foisted her “sorcery” on all the world with the plans of using it for GLOBAL CONTROL. The dream I had a few days ago, where God was judging “witchcraft” and “sorcery” is coming into my mind right now.
Whatever the shaking will be, it would affect not only the United States, but the world. The shaking would then somehow kick off three days of darkness on the earth. This could be a LITERAL darkness felt and seen either in a particular region, or even globally. We could see three days of darkness in the form of a “global blackout”, meaning no power, no technology, etc. Or, we could see three days of darkness take some form that we cannot imagine at this time.
By the looks of this world, and the rapidly increasing BIRTH PAINS and SIGNS of the end-times, the shaking and darkness could be just around the corner.
How do we prepare for the THIRD DAY?
Receive Jesus Christ as LORD and SAVIOR, recognizing that HE is the SON OF GOD, and that HE died on the cross for our sins! He didn’t die to cover just one sin, He washed away every sin that we will ever commit, as long as we BELIEVE in Him!
Make Jesus LORD of our lives! How do I make Jesus Lord of my life? Simple. To make Jesus LORD means that Jesus is the one driving my car, putting me in the passenger seat. Jesus is the one calling the shots, not me. Every decision I make should be placed before the Lord and held up to the Word of God. That phrase “What would Jesus do?”…yes, that’s how I need to approach all decisions. A good place to find out what Jesus would do is Matthew 5-7, the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus has two commandments that boil down the ten commandments at Mt. Sinai and make them “positive”. Love the Lord God with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength and love our neighbor as ourself. This is the sum of the Law and the prophets. Love is the key. The golden rule is to treat others as we would like to be treated. Kindness, true kindness and not “submission/conformity” matters. Treat God as He deserves to be treated, like the One who gave EVERYTHING to save us.
MARANATHA and GOD BLESS!