16. And behold, a greater than Jonah is here!

A greater than Jonah is here!.pdf

KJV (Matthew 12:41) 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here! ———————————————————————————————————

The events of Jonah – as written in the book of Jonah – go far beyond fleeing for a mission from God or a 3-day stay in a big fish.
By means of this book God wanted to show us something of the future, of the conversion of people.
The book of Jonah therefore also provides insight into the time, in which we have now arrived.
But first we will start with the run-up to the events of Jonah.

What all happened after the global flood

The wickedness of the people in Noah’s days grieved God in His heart. (Gen. 6: 5-8)
Because God asked them to, Noah and his 3 sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth with their wives entered the ark:

NKJV (Genesis 7:13) 13 On the very same day Noah and Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark–

Cush, a son of Ham, begat Nimrod:

KJV (Genesis 10: 8-12) 8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, 12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.

The Jewish historian Flavius ​​Josephus wrote the following: ‘Asshur lived in the city of Nineveh and called his subjects Assyrians’  (Antiquities, i, vi, 4)

Theme; The Assyrian world power and what the report means to us in these days.

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5. Youth; How can you love the God of truth

Youth 5; To love the God of truth.pdf

An explanation of topics for a dialogue with young people; topics where young people have to deal with in their lives, with support of Scripture.

For many Christian youths, almost their complete young life is planned with school duties, but also with Bible study and entertainment.
Unfortunately, some young people study very little in the Bible, and often because their parents ask so.
In the article 1. Youth; Raising and Social Media   https://www.dojc.nl/?p=4861&lang=en we have extensively discussed the raising of young people and the role of social media.
Young people are still disproportionately attracted by the smart-phone world. By sweet talk of people who do not believe in God, atheists, who with conviction tell their alluring lies as truth:

NKJV (Romans 1:25) 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie,

Because of these kinds of lies, for many the love for God no longer comes first.

The theme of this article is; How young people can love the God of truth.

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6. Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace Part 6.pdf

NKJV (Isaiah 9: 6) 6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called:
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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In the previous article we spoke about who the Prince of Peace is and how the Divine relationship is composed. We have also talked about God’s wrath with the opening of the scroll with the 7 seals and how some unbelievers will still be attracted to the God of peace.

For Christians, the world is turning into madness. Behavior which was previously the norm, a stable family, where children grow up in Christian love and respect, that behavior must now give way to other insights with little or no respect for the unborn child.

Theme; Christians who are persecuted and have doubts, herding with an iron scepter and people who get a second chance on the new earth.

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