What Did HE+ Do Down There for Three Days and Three Nights??
Taking Captivity Captive
DAYS AND NIGHTS
ON PLANET EARTH…
Never having occurred before
and never to be repeated !
What Was HE+ Doing Down There ?
For as Jonah 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
What was HE+ doing down there in the heart of the earth, for three days and three nights ?
We KNOW HE+ was not sleeping !
We KNOW HE+ was not recuperating !
We KNOW HE+ was not being punished by the devil ! ( As some heretical teachers assert and witch covens too!)
For CHRIST also has once suffered for sins, the RIGHTEOUS+ for the unrighteous, that HE+ might bring us to GOD, being put to death in the flesh, but MADE LIVING by the HOLY SPIRIT: 1 Peter 3:18 ( literal translation) .
Forasmuch then as CHRIST has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 1 Peter 4:1
We KNOW HE+ HAD FINISHED
FATHER, it is FINISHED.
Into Thy Hands I+ commend My+ Spirit.
John 19:30 and Luke 23:46
JESUS answered and said unto them,
Destroy this Temple,
and in three days
I will raise it up.
Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this Temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
But he spake of the temple of his body.
John 2: 19-21
The Witness from Matthew 26:61
And they ( His+ enemies) said,
This Fellow+ said,
I+ am able to destroy
the Temple of GOD,
and to build it
in three days.
The Witness from Mark 14:58
We heard HIM+ say,
I+ will destroy this temple
that is made with hands,
within three days
I+ will build another
made without hands.
THOU+ hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: THOU+ hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
Oh that the Salvation+ of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. Psalm 53:6
Oh that the Salvation+ of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. Psalm 14:7
For CHRIST also has once suffered for sins,
the RIGHTEOUS+ for the unrighteous,
that HE+ might bring us to GOD,
being put to death in the flesh,
but MADE ALIVE by the HOLY SPIRIT:
By WHOM also HE+ went
and preached unto the spirits in prison;
Which sometime were disobedient, when once the long suffering of GOD waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us.
1 Peter 3:18-21
So, WHAT was
in the Heart of the Earth
for 3 days and 3 nights ?
HE+ was PREACHING !
HE+ was proclaiming!
HE+ was forming the CHURCH in the heart of the earth… the Ecclesia … the Called-Out ones… literally, called out of sheol, hades, hell, Abraham’s Bosom, the Heart of the Earth.
HE+ was preaching to the Captives, those in Abraham’s bosom, as per Luke 16.
for this cause
was the Gospel preached
also to them that are dead,
that they might be judged
according to men in the flesh,
but live according to GOD in the spirit.
1 Peter 4:6
Your father Abraham rejoiced
to see My+ Day:
and he saw IT,
and was glad !
My substance was not hid from THEE,
when I was made in secret,
and curiously wrought
in the lowest parts of the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance,
yet being unperfect;
and in Thy+ Book
all my members were written,
which in continuance were fashioned,
when as yet there was none of them.
Psalm 139: 15-16
Thus, the CHURCH, the Ecclesia, the Called-Out ones …
when Our VICTORIOUS LORD descended
into Hades, Sheol, the Heart of the Earth, Abraham’s Bosom
the GOSPEL unto the dead.
It had never been done before.
Not only the Patriarchs before CHRIST came, but also those dead ones who had never heard of the LIVING LORD and the commonwealth of Israel, the ones who had never had the first chance to join themselves unto Israel to worship the Living LORD… now had the opportunity to receive the GOSPEL of CHRIST.
THAT is what HE+ was “doing” down there in the heart of the earth for 3 days and 3 nights: FORMING THE CHURCH.
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Thus, as HE+ preached the GOSPEL to the Captives and took those who were held captive in hades, sheol, Abraham’s Bosom, ( i.e., the righteous dead ) … HE+ formed the Church and MOVED IT INTO THE PARADISE OF GOD, which is now located in the Third Heaven ! (see 2 Corinthians 12:2 ).
Hear the Prophet Hosea:
Come, and let us return unto the Lord:
for HE+ hath torn, and HE+ will heal us;
HE+ hath smitten, and HE+ will bind us up.
After two days
will HE+ revive us:
in the third day
HE+ will raise us up,
and we shall live in His+ sight. !!!
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Glory to GOD in the Highest!
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