[274] The Sign of Jonah

U251 covers Jonah 1 and 2.
U274 covers Jonah 3 and 4

29 But [epi at the time] of the crowds massing together, he started to say: This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks a sign. Yet no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah.
For just as [kaqwV] Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites [by convincing Ninevites to repent which was nigh impossible! As unprecedented as walking on water! As amazing as surviving 3 days in the sea by being in the belly of a whale is c.f. Matthew 12:39-40], thus the Son of the man will also be to this generation.
31 The queen of the south will be raised up in the judgment with the males [anhr] of this generation and will condemn them; because she came from [ek] the limits [peratwn] of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, but, look! more than [pleion] of Solomon [non substantive comparative] is here.
Males, Ninevites will rise in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it; because they repented into the preaching [khrugma] of Jonah; but, look! more [pleion] than/of Jonah [non substantive comparative] is here (Luke 11).

39 But having answered he said to them: A wicked generation and an adulteress [moicaliV] [the wicked generation is the adulteress breaking its covenant with God] keeps on seeking for a sign, but no sign will be given it/her except the sign of Jonah, the prophet.
For just as [wsper] Jonah was in the belly of the whale 3 days and 3 nights, thus the Son of the man will be in the heart of the earth 3 days and 3 nights [i.e. Jesus is a greater Jonah, so literal sign of greater Jonah. This is the heavenly miracle sign of Jonah. As distinct from the heavenly warning sign given to Nineveh].
Males, Ninevites, will rise up in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it; because they repented into the preaching [khrugma] of Jonah, but, look! something more [pleion] than/of Jonah [non substantive comparative] [is] here.
[The] Queen of [the] south will be raised up in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it; because she came from [ek] the limits [peraV] of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, but, look! something more [pleion] than/of Solomon [non substantive comparative] [is] here (Matthew 12).

1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees approached and tempting [him] they asked him to display to them a sign out [ek] of heaven [God's home].
Answering he said to them: [[[at the time - epi] of evening [oyiaV] occurring you are accustomed to say, 'It will be fair-weather, for the sky/heaven [sky] is fire-red';
and at morning [prwi], 'It will be stormy-weather today, for the sky/heaven [sky] is gloomy-looking.' you know how to interpret the face/countenance of the sky/heaven [a physical visible countenance, but not a real face], but the signs of the times you cannot interpret.]] [not comparative speech but a literal comparison]
A generation wicked and an adulteress [moicaliV is a noun - Mounce], keeps on seeking a sign, but no sign will be given it/her except the sign of Jonah. And he went away, leaving them behind (Matthew 16).

Matthew 12 is parallel to Luke 11 - see Matthew. The words 'days' and 'nights' only appear once literally, so they stand for literal days and nights. Furthermore in the case of Jesus' fulfilment we know they were literal days and nights.

Jesus says that the wicked generation and the adulteress will only get the one sign of Jonah, the prophet. So his spending 3 nights in the heart of the earth was the antitypical sign of Jonah for the greater Ninevites of the Romans, who amazingly did repent at the death and resurrection of the Christ, whereas the Jews for the most part did not. The Nineveh sign produces an incredibly unlikely repentance.

In the greater meaning of Jonah for today, the Booth that Jonah builds is the doctrine of the church of the 2NC which is celebrated at the festival of Booths. The bottle gourd plant, a mere growth of the night, is the quick growing short lived and hidden Laodicean church. The sun beating down of Jonah's head is his conscience beating him and urging him to come out of the closet and stop hiding his lamp under the measuring basket of the contest of 1Kings18 and stop testing God to see whether Baal can beat him. The worm is an internal corruptor and underminer of Laodicea. Someone who incapacitated them. 

The greater sign of Jonah must again involve 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth, and the Ninevite aspect of it must be an very improbable repentance by the greater Nineveh of the Watchtower. It is not improbable that the many in Watchtower will repent. It is amazing that so few did before the sign. But it will be amazing (from a physical perspective) that a Jonah who made 139 prophetic mistakes can finally get it right in such a way that people listen. Since we know this world looks not at content or technology or potential or sincerity or capability, but at track record and status and packaging. 

Jesus' 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth

33Nisan13 day - Passover preparation. 

12 Now [in respect to] the first day [dative] of unfermented cakes [which is the Passover, not the first day of the festival of unfermented Cakes, but the first day of eating them. The preparation of the Passover was Nisan13. the preparation for Cakes was Nisan14], when they customarily sacrificed the Passover [victim], his disciples said to him: Where do you want us to go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?
13 With that he sent forth 2 of his disciples and said to them: Go into the city, and a man carrying an earthenware vessel of water will encounter you. Follow him,
14 and wherever he goes inside say to the householder, 'The Teacher says: Where is the guest room for me where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?'
15 And he will show you a large upper room, furnished in preparation; and there prepare for us.
16 So the disciples went out, and they entered the city and found it just as he said to them; and they prepared for the Passover.
17 After evening had fallen [and 33Nisan14 had begun] he came with the 12. (Mark 14 NWT)

33Nisan14 evening - Passover
33Nisan14 night - arrested, enters the heart of the earth in Caiaphas's house
33Nisan14 9th hour - expires and enters not into Hades, but into the gates of Hades, like David before him. His human body is immediately accepted by God as a validation sacrifice for the LRC (OMC), a burnt offering.
33Nisan15 2nd hour, he is resurrected as an angel after 5 hours asleep in the gates of Hades, NOT in adamic death, NOT in the first death. He did not die the first death. 

5 Into your hand I entrust my spirit [5 hours asleep in the Gates of Hades, but not actually in Hades, not adamically dead, not first dead, from the 9th hour of 33Nisan14 to the 2nd hour of 33Nisan15 - Jesus was non adamic!]. You have redeemed me, Oh Jehovah the God of truth. (Psalms 31 NWT)

And Jesus called with a loud voice and said: Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit [10 hours in Gehenna from the 2nd hour to the 12th on 33Sivan5] . When he had said this, he expired ( Luke 23 NWT)

33Nisan16  Michael Presents his everlasting angelic body as a first fruits offering to Jehovah, the validation sacrifice for the ARC, the angelic ransom for Adam.
33Nisan16: The 2nd Holy Spirit marriage occurs in the ark, Jehovah and Michael consummate that marriage. 
33Nisan16: Having no angelic body AND no human body Jesus returns to mankind as a human in an off the shelf rented human body initially meeting Mary, then Peter, then Cleopas and another on the Road to Emmaus, then the apostles in Jerusalem in Luke24, and nobody recognised him at first because he looked nothing like Jesus!
33Nisan16-Sivan5: Michael begins his 50 day ascension to be a God to be worshipped.
33Nisan16-22: The 2nd Holy Spirit marriage feast occurs in the ark. 
33Nisan16-17: Just before sunset in Jerusalem Jesus shows 'the 11' excluding Thomas his rented body with divinely cosmetic marks in the hands and in his side. Is this the bloodstained virgin bed sheet? He then blows on them and says receive Holy Spirit and he then ascends back to the 2HSC bridal chamber.

50 But he led them out as far as Bethany [of Judea - 3 miles from Jerusalem], and he lifted up his hands and blessed them.
51 As he was blessing them he was parted from them and began to be borne up to heaven. (Luke 24 NWT)

33Iyyar25: Ascends to his father again. 
33Sivan5 2nd hour of the day. God takes Michael's angelic soul in ransom of Adam. Michael dies and goes to Gehenna for 10 hours to the 12th hour of 33Sivan5
33Sivan5: 3rd hour of the day: The Holy Spirit is poured out onto the apostles as described in Acts 2. 

33Sivan5: Went to preach to the spirits in the prison of Gehenna. The bad news is that you have lost your soul. The good news is that you can get out of Gehenna courtesy of my angelic ransom.

18 Why, even Christ died once for all time concerning sins, a righteous [person] for unrighteous ones, that he might lead you to God, he being put to death in the flesh, but being made alive in the spirit.
19 And in this [state] he went his way and preached to the spirits in prison ( 1 Peter 3 NWT).

Gehenna is itself a womb of sorts, and the Greek word for belly of the whale is the same as the womb of a woman koilia So the whale pictures Hades and Gehenna very well. Both involve a keeping alive of the spirit through another vehicle. In the case of Gehenna and of Hades this is a communal vehicle. Whereas Jonah was sharing the respiration of the whale. Actually since in Hades one is conscious of nothing and since Jonah prayed from the belly of the whale, the whale stands for Gehenna really, a communal vehicle which saves those thrown overboard by providing a giant ubersoul for its soulmates.

1 Then the word of Jehovah occurred to Jonah [1NC reserves in Laodicea] the second time [defining the second part of the second presence) , saying:
2 Get up, go to Nineveh, the great city, [The administration of the fallen Watchtower, ES2] and proclaim to her [to the administration of the Watchtower, ES2] the proclamation that I am speaking to you.
3 At that, Jonah got up and went to Nineveh in accord with the word of Jehovah. Now Nineveh herself proved to be a city great to God, with a walking distance of 3 days [day12hour] [3 new Passover days, which are the 3x of the Stretching Times of 1Kings17. 3 days walking to leave the city. Basically walking is being spirit sanctified, if you are a 1NC reserve saint you will have walked out of the Watchtower or its disfellowshipping prison and into the LWs in these 3 days. These are the 3 Passover days/nights on 2019Elul14/Tishri14/Heshvan14 for the city, the Bethels].
4 Finally Jonah started to enter into the city [the 1NC reserves in the Watchtower] the walking distance of one day [2019Elul14, the early 1st Watchtower Passover], and he kept proclaiming and saying [on 2019Elul14]: Only 40 days more, and Nineveh will be overthrown [on 2019Tishri24].
5 And the men of Nineveh [1NC and 2NC saints of the Watchtower] began to put faith in God, and they proceeded to proclaim a fast  [Stopped eating Watchtower food] and to put on sackcloth, from the greatest one of them even to the least one of them.
6 And/When the word reached the king of Nineveh [The Governing Body of the Watchtower], and/then he rose up from his throne and put off his official garment from himself and covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the ashes. [Admitted that none of them were 1NC saints/anointed remnant]
7 Furthermore, he had the cry made, and he had it said in Nineveh, by the decree of the king and his great ones [Jesus and the LWs], saying: No man [saint] and no domestic animal [Bethelite], no herd and no flock [unsanctified JWs], should taste anything at all. None should take food [Stop eating Watchtower food]. Even water they should not drink [stop baptising people].
8 And let them cover themselves with sackcloth, man and domestic animal; and let them call out to God with strength and come back, each one from his bad way and from the violence that was in their hands. [refusing blood transfusions in life threatening circumstances]
9 Who is there knowing whether the [true] God may turn back and actually feel regret and turn back from his burning anger, so that we may not perish? [Reader Question: Answer, anyone who understands the word symbolic meaning of this account]
10 And the [true] God got to see their works, that they had turned back from their bad way; and so the [true] God felt regret over the calamity that he had spoken of causing to them; and he did not cause [it] [He does not cause it  to them, the ones that turn back from their bad ways, but he does cause it to the city, the administration. They get saved into the LWs, which is not a calamity but an avoidance of the same. The Watchtower administration on the other hand is destroyed] (Jonah 3).

God did not cause the calamity to literal Nineveh which was not overthrown. But the words of Jonah wee prophetic and the greater Nineveh must be overthrown. It is indeed overthrown. But once again, God does not cause calamity to those who repent and feel regret. Then covenanted Abraham is afflicted in a land not his for 400 days from 2020Sivan24 to 2021Ab4, when the last son non 1AC son of Adam is executed by lava flood?

1 To Jonah [1NC reserves in Laodicea], though, it was highly displeasing, and he got to be hot with anger.
2 Hence he prayed to Jehovah and said: Ah, now, Oh Jehovah, was not this an affair of mine, while I happened to be on my own ground?  [This is the greater Esau/Jacob blessing of authority over the Governing Body after the non-reserve 1NCs have died off] That is why I went ahead and ran away to Tarshish [Yellow Stone. This is not a coincidence. The Yellowstone National Park Caldera will erupt during the final lava flood. Jonah is heading for destruction - running away from God]; for I knew that you are a God gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abundant in loving-kindness, and feeling regret over the calamity [].
3 And now, Oh Jehovah, take away, please, my soul [my human] from me, for my dying is better than my being alive [All 1NC saints are baptised into a sacrificial death. They give up their human soul and become angelic].
4 In turn Jehovah said: Have you rightly become hot with anger? [Binary Question. Literally no, Jonah was looking at things from his narrow perspective, he was embarrassed, so what? All of Nineveh had undergone an unprecedented repentance. He should have been rejoicing! Word symbolically yes, Jonah, the 1NC reserves in Laodicea, is rightly mad at the Watchtower]

5 And [new account] Jonah went out of the city [the Watchtower administration] and sat down east of the city; and gradually [not overnight, but gradually] he made for himself there a booth [2NC is celebrated at Booths. He accepted the 2NC, he constructed it doctrinally in a way that he himself could accept], that he might sit under it in the shade until he would see what would become of the city [The Watchtower administration].
6 Accordingly Jehovah God appointed a bottle-gourd plant [quick growing gourd vine, the gourd is the seed pod - Laodicea. Actually Laodicea was a bottled up Gordon plant!], that it should come up over Jonah, in order to become a shade over his head, to deliver him from his calamitous state [Separate the Sun from his head. Separate Jesus from Jonah]. And Jonah began to rejoice greatly over the bottle-gourd plant [the congregation of Laodicea grows up very quickly during the night and then dries up when it loses its water baptism again during the night. A hidden church.].
7 But the [true] God appointed a worm at the ascending of the dawn on the next day [Jesus was that worm, which is the 1NC reserves in the Watchtower who did not join Laodicea, who did not make up the second part of the second presence. The non Laodicean false and fake 1NC reserves are the ones who undermined Laodicea for Psalm 22:6 says: But I am a worm, and not a man, A reproach to men and despicable to the people. (Psalms 22 NWT)], that it should strike the bottle-gourd plant; and it gradually dried up [on 2013Adar10, Laodicea lost its water baptism].
8 And it came about that, as soon as the sun shone forth [this is ambiguous, it could mean started shining forth or it could mean finished shining forth], God also went on to appoint a parching east wind [this is the fall of Laodicea, when it becomes a dark wilderness], and the sun kept striking upon the head of Jonah, so that he was swooning away [through the LWs, who kept condemning Laodicea and Jonah for their indecision]; and he kept asking that his soul might die, and he repeatedly said: My dying off is better than my being alive [He was asking to leave the Watchtower?]
9 And God proceeded to say to Jonah: Have you rightly become hot with anger over the bottle-gourd plant? At that he said: I have rightly become hot with anger, to the point of death.
10 But Jehovah said: You, for your part, felt sorry for the bottle-gourd plant [The church of Laodicea - the night shade - the bottled Gordon plant], which you did not toil upon or make get big [The evangelism being done by the Watchtower and the research being done by the LWs], which proved to be a mere growth of a night and perished as a mere growth of a night [From 2003Shebat21 (delayed by the Sabbath month but not the Jubilee month from 2003Tebbeth21), their installation for feed the 1NC reserves to 2017Elul10, their fall as a true church after 2016Nisan1, the start of their 40 month wilderness ostracism. A hidden church, a church of the night, 12 years from 2003Shebat21 to 2015Shebat21, then 40 days of spying test to 2015Adar30, 12 hours, Judas, one of the 12, 12 spies.].
11 And, for my part, ought I not to feel sorry for Nineveh, the great city, [The administration of the Watchtower] in which there exist more than one 120,000 men [more than 120,000 who do not know their left from their right so they are 2NCs and HLCs and 1NC reserves. 2 Watchtower tribes of 2NC Kings (30,000 to be sealed) and 6,000 1NC reserves to be sealed and loads of sons of Asher, the HLC Lords] who do not at all know the difference between their right hand and their left [the heavenly 1NC kings and the HLCs are at the right hand of Jesus and the earthly 2NC kings are at his left hand], besides many domestic animals [unsanctified JW administrators] (Jonah 4)?

This must be the repentance of Laodicea.