Jonah’s Sign

Jonah, Jonas or Younis is the name given in the Hebrew Bible to a prophet of the northern kingdom of Israel in… about the 8th century BC. Wikipedia
Jonah’s Sign
( Matthew 16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and a sign shall not be given to it save the sign of Jonas. And he left them and went away. )
Who Christians have in common is Jesus. What many have in common is the rapture. That will never be a trendy thing because the masses of us look’s for a sign from heaven. None will be given except for Jonah’s three days in the belly of a whale. Repentance got to be trendy in Nineveh because the people wanted to, and their politics accommodated them in turning to God. That was then, now everyone have the right to present themselves a living sacrifice onto God. No politician will ever run on that gospel ticket even though it’s our philosophy.
Trendy or not we Judge ourselves according to Gods’s word.
But how can they hear without a preacher who preaches the word of God. That word of hope promised to the body of Christ. Where the dead in Christ will rise and those of us alive will be caught up to meet them in the air. See what I mean, how trendy is that? Watching and praying for prosperity is now the trend of our preaching. Even for us who believe the gospel of the kingdom.
A co-worker made constant fun of my belief on the rapture. We passed each other several times daily. He is a navy veteran with an excellent singing voice and knew all the Motown hits and them some. As I passed by he would flop his hands like wings. Mockingly he ask each time, are you back? Did you go up and come right back. We would laugh at each other and jokingly I made my rebuttal. I ask candidly, if The Lord came right now what would you ask of Him? And he said salvation. I knew he wasn’t referring to the rapture because of the seriousness of his expression. He wanted a life not found in a bottle. Turned out he knew much about scriptures and nothing about salvation. If salvation evades you at least try to one day sit with the lion and the deer together. The rapture is not for everyone but hell was not meant for anyone. He’ll is a place prepared, where the knowledge of salvation in Jesus is a tormenting thought.
Isaiah 12:1
1 In that day you will say: “I will praise you, LORD. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me.