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THREE DAYS & THREE NIGHTS IN THE GRAVE
We have already seen that Yahweh’s pattern for the church is of course the 1 & 2 – 3 trinity. But a trinity we have thus far not addressed since a brief mention of it at the opening, is the straight 1 – 2 – 3. This is the pattern we find in Yahshua’s three days and three nights in the grave: “for just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:40). Thus we see:
One day/night in the grave – One day/night in the grave – One day/ night in the grave
We have already seen that as went Christ, so goes the Body of Christ. So let us ask a most important question: What would be the outcome if the Body of Christ was likewise in the heart of the earth for this entire three-part period?
To begin with, they would be instead three parts that are all cut off and die! And most importantly, since they as earth-based men do not have the power of an indestructible life (as did Yahshua), the fateful ramifications of that would be incomprehensible! They would forever remain in the grave! If Yahweh did not cut those three parts short to two and come and deliver man, they would be three hours of darkness as foreshadowed by Yahshua, whereupon it would be, “My God, my God, why have You forsaken us?”
They would be three days of being torn and wounded, if He did not cut those days short to two. They would be three days of blindness foreshadowed by the founder of Christianity, Saul/Paul, whereupon scales would blind the Body of Christ, if He did not cut those three days short to two. They would be three days of darkness as came upon Egypt in the ninth plague, a darkness so great that it could be felt, if He did not cut those days short to two. And they would be three days and three nights in the grave in death and darkness and no power to resurrect, if He did not cut those days short to two. Man would thereby remain forever in the grave, just as they have been for 6,000 years! As Yahshua stated, “no flesh would be saved”!
We have seen what indeed cuts those days short: the Elijah and Elijah company, the elect. But let us look some more here at this specific testimony of cutting the time in the grave short from three to two. To introduce this we will first see that in the Scriptures Yahweh speaks to man in riddles or parables.
In 2 Chronicles 4:5, we read that the bronze sea with its twelve bronze oxen that was in the court of Solomon’s temple “could hold 3,000 baths” of water. Yet, in 1 Kings 7:26 we read that that same bronze sea “could hold 2,000 baths” of water. So, is the Bible flawed? Is it corrupted? The same vessel cannot be two different sizes. Either the Bible is flawed and cannot be trusted, or Yahweh God is saying something to us in a parable. And in fact, as addressed in The Key To Their Understanding and other like writings, Yahweh is indeed speaking to us in a riddle, a parable. The reality is, these two seemingly conflicting volumes of the same vessel tell us what we have already been seeing: that He will have mercy and cut the time of Christianity short from 3,000 baths/years, to 2,000 baths/years.
Seeing this quality of Yahweh to propound riddles, which His Son evidenced as well in that He continually spoke in like parables, let us consider yet another contradiction riddle/parable that He will cut time short—more specifically, this three-part period in the grave. This is a matter that has caused Christians consternation and conflict, even making them come up with some most unusual ideas in order to try to make two contradicting statements mesh, when in fact they do not.
To begin with, we saw in Matthew 12:40 that just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so the Son of Man would be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. That is quite straightforward. Is it not? Three days and three nights are just that: explicitly three days AND three nights in the grave.
But, Christians teach that Yahshua was in the grave for essentially two days: Friday evening to Sunday morning. There are several passages that speak of Yahshua being raised up on the third day. So they say Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday morning are three days. But even if counted that way, obviously there are no three nights. Therefore, they come up short. If you read The New Millennial Calendar, page 4, you will see that Yahshua was in fact in the grave for the three days AND three nights: crucified on Wednesday, dying around 3:00 p.m., and resurrecting on Saturday morning, the sabbath. Thus, He was in the grave Wednesday afternoon and evening and Wednesday night, Thursday day and night, and Friday day and night, and rose Saturday morning—three days and three nights.
So, what is Yahweh telling us in this riddle that the Body of Christ believes in two days in the grave, when in fact it was a complete three days and three nights? It tells us once again that He will cut time short from three days in the grave in darkness and death, to two days.
Furthermore, adding to this already replete, profound, and consistent evidence regarding cutting time short, you will recall that 2,000 swine went to the sea of death when Legion entered into them. As has been addressed in these writings, without question those 2,000 swine clearly evidence the 2,000 years when kingdom men all go to the sea of death.
And, in a most significant testimony of three periods cut short to two, let us look at King Saul, who is an exceptionally clear testimony of Christianity. First and most importantly, both King Saul and Christianity were early, before the time. At this link, you will find that the demons that went into the 2,000 swine made this very point. And second, the common names of the founder of Christianity, Saul/Paul, and that of King Saul, attest to this common identity.
With this commonality noted, in 1 Samuel 10:3-4 and 9 we read that, as a testimony that Saul would become king, three men came walking toward him, one carrying three loaves of bread. They greeted him and then gave him not three but two loaves of bread. Thus Saul, a clear type of Christianity, received two out of three loaves of bread.
Based on the timing of this being at the wheat harvest (1 Samuel 12:17), which is Pentecost, one can presume that the bread was leavened wheat bread. And how many loaves of leavened wheat bread did the priest wave before Yahweh God on Pentecost, but it could not ascend to Him as a burnt offering (Leviticus 2:11)? Of course two loaves, the same as what Saul was given. Without question, these are the two leavened loaves, or 2,000 years, of the leavened church given to man that cannot ascend to God—they are cut off and die! And as testified by King Saul, they will not receive the third loaf, the third 1,000 years.
In addition, in like prophetic testimony, later King Saul chose 3,000 men for battle, dividing them 2,000 for himself, and 1,000 for Jonathan. So, who do you think was successful in battle? You’re right. Jonathan, with the third-part 1,000 men, gained victory over the Philistines; but not Saul with his 2,000.
Furthermore, in a unique but highly affirming testimony in 2 Samuel 8:2 regarding David, we read that when he defeated Moab, he “measured them with the line, making them lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death and one full line to keep alive. And the Moabites became servants to David, bringing tribute.” We are told that David was a man after Yahweh’s own heart. Certainly we see the reality of this in that He does the same with the church: He measured two parts that are cut off and die, and the third part He preserves alive and purifies, and they call upon Him. Today we can be glad He will have a “full line” in the third part.
And by far one of the most telling and complete prophetic testimonies there is concerning the two parts of the church that are cut off and die, and the third part that does not die, is Judah and his three sons (Genesis 38). If you want to know the pattern of the church, all you have to do is look at the father of the tribe from which Yahshua came—Judah. As went Judah’s offspring, so has gone the church. Just as the church is a three-part Passing Over Principle trinity, so were the three highly attesting sons of Judah.
First though, we need to note that these sons were a mix of Judah and Canaanite (Genesis 38:2). Governmentally and prophetically this is a problem. Prophetically, it represents the mix that kingdom man is—the flesh and the spiritual, the earthly and the kingdom of heaven. As you will see from the fate of Judah’s three mixed sons, so has gone kingdom man for 2,000 years, and even 3,000.
Just as the first part of the church is cut off and dies, so was the fate of the first son of Judah. He was given Tamar, the granddaughter of Melchizedek, to be his wife; but he was evil in Yahweh’s sight and He took his life. Tamar was then given to the second son, who wasted his seed on the ground in order to not raise up offspring for his brother. Therefore, Yahweh took his life as well. This is precisely what has happened to the church for 2,000 years: they have been displeasing to Yahweh and have spilled their seed on the ground and not brought up offspring for their Brother. And thus equally they have died!
Because of the death of these first two brothers, Judah would not give Tamar, the granddaughter of Melchizedek, to the third son. Otherwise, he too knew that, literally, no flesh would have been saved. Thus we see the testimony:
First son of Judah killed – Second son of Judah killed – Third son of Judah not given to Tamar
This is precisely what Yahweh has done for 2,000 years, and what He will do today—He will not give the third part of Christianity the kingdom of heaven, but Immanuel will return to bring forth the offspring that up to now has failed to be produced.
And let it be noted here, even as we addressed at the beginning of this section about the 1 – 2 – 3 trinity of the three days and three nights in the grave, we see again the fateful outcome if Yahweh does not cut those days short to two. Just as the death of all three sons of Judah would have eliminated the linage to Yahshua, it can be concluded that giving Christianity another 1,000 years would mean that Immanuel would never return to this earth and all men would forever remain in the grave! Again, it would be, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken us?”
And finally, we note that the three-part 1 – 2 – 3 failed church is equally the kingdom of heaven Yahshua spoke of in the parable wherein three measures of flour were leavened by a woman until they were all leavened. But what He did not tell us in that parable is that Christianity does not and cannot receive the third measure of flour, otherwise the outcome would be the tragic corruption and loss of the entire kingdom! Therefore, as we see in all of these clear and consistent testimonies, Yahshua must cut time short, send Elijah, establish the elect, take them to heaven, and they return with Immanuel to rule and reign on this earth. Thus, that cut-short trinity must now be:
One day/night in the grave – One day/night in the grave – The Millennial Reign of Immanuel with His Bride!
Yahweh thereby delivers man from perpetual destruction and death!
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