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.
HE+ was preaching to those who died, from Adam to Noah.
HE+ was proclaiming the Good News of Salvation to the Patriarchs up to the time of Moses.
HE+ was proclaiming the fulfillment of the Salvation Message to the Righteous Jews in Abraham's Bosom who had died following The LAW of Moses with all of their hearts, like David did.