David Flynn says in his 2008 DVD lecture (near
the end of disk 2) that he believes that the sign of
Jonah was not limited in fulfillment to Jesus' own death
and resurrection but that it will also include our
resurrection/rapture. This sounded immediately valid to
me upon my latest repeat watching of this informative
lecture (obtainable on his website linked above).
38. Then certain of the scribes and of
the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a
sign from thee.
39. But he answered and said unto them, An
evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and
there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the
40. For as Jonas was three days and three
nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be
three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
I have been impressed over the years at how this
situation has been displayed to be so. People who
require a sign before they will believe do not receive
one (beyond the resurrection) because God must be
approached by faith and then God rewards the believer
for exercising the faith he has even if it is as small
as a mustard seed. But the resurrection of Jesus is the
one sign that may be studied apart from faith even by
the profound skeptic and in spite of himself, lead him
to believe. Such cases we all may have heard about such
as C. S. Lewis or more recently journalist Lee Strobel,
who resented his wife's faith and sought to once for all
prove Christianity to be false and in the process became
a believer. He now, like Lewis before him is a
great asset and advocate for the faith he once
But as I thought about what Flynn said it occurred to
me that the same thing would indeed be so at our rapture
that was so at Jesus' resurrection. People who see our
rapture would be seeing a sign that will prove for them
that what we "kooks" have been harping on for so
long is indeed true after all. This sign will be so
obvious that they will believe it and not fall for the
cover stories brought about by the news media.
As I was thinking of this, I suddenly remembered a
line from an old Emerson Lake and Palmer song called
"Stones of Years" from the 70's "Tarkus" album that
sounds like this moment: "You'll see the sign and
realize your sin"
Here are the lyrics:
Stones of Years
Has the dawn
ever seen your eyes?
Have the days made you so unwise?
you are. [Barry's coment: realize that you are
Had you talked to the winds
Then you'd know how the waters
How can you know where
you've been? In time
you'll see the sign and realize your sin.
Will you know how the seed
All your time has been overgrown,
Have you walked on the
stones of years?
When you speak, is it you that
your ears full?
hear anything at all.
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