Jonah was running away from Yah, he thought Yah was limited in power and that he, Jonah, could outwit Him, by travelling in the opposite direction.
Then the three days and three nights caught up with him.
Yah took charge and Jonah had no say.
In the fishes belly he has an epiphany, he considers himself as dead, and, when spat out, albeit grudgingly, He bends the knee and does what Yah requires of him.
Yahushua did NOT die on the cross for our sins, Torah is quite capable of taking care of our sins, if we first acknowledge them. But it is Jonah’s 3 days and 3 nights that Yahushua tells the pharisees is what it is all about.
Yahushua’s 3 days and 3 nights are what really matters to us too, it is that coming to obedience where we too must stop running as did Jonah, and we too must understand that doing things according to our own knowledge is not in HARMONY with Yah’s Creation. Yah did the impossible for 3 days and 3 nights.
We too need that same Epiphany that Jonah had under pretty dire circumstances in his case, so that we too can become loyal servants of the Most High, and servants can become sons, but they must become servants first.
I can compare Yah’s Creation to the Royal Navy, I was trained for 3 years before I was considered qualified to drive a ship, much of the training taught me how to act in harmony with other ships, each with different crews, maybe different nationalities, and with different roles. I had to learn to do things the Navy way not my way. There was the Navy Way and the wrong way; if one does things the wrong way the Navy fragments because the desired common purpose becomes several dozen personal purposes which lose sight of the goal. We need our 3 days and 3 nights so that we too can qualify to become a servant of Yah and do His will not our own.
Yah made it easy for Jonah, but He still needed Jonah to go to Nineveh to be the catalyst for His works there .
Do I need 3 days and 3 nights in a fishes’ belly before I am prepared to humble myself and subjugate my knowledge of good and bad to that of Yah!