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The 3rd Day Resurrection of Jesus Christ Was Prophesied on the 3rd Day of Creation.

Genesis 1:11-13 is a prophecy of Jesus Christ's resurrection on the third day. The grass, herb and the fruit represent the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost inthat order. The "grass" is a symbol of the Father; the "herb" is a symbol of man or Mary, the mother of Jesus, and is also a symbol of the Son, which is JesusChrist; and the fruit or the fruit tree is a symbol of the Holy Ghost. The grass, herb, the fruit, or fruit tree, and seed grew out of the ground on the third day ofcreation and this fact represents Christ's resurrection from the dead and the grave on the third day of his crucifixion, and was prophesied many times in theHoly Bible including this account in the book of Genesis.

"And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the son of Man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a CORN (seed) of wheat fall into the ground and DIE, it abideth alone: but if it DIE, it bringeth forth much fruit." John 12:23,24.

"the Lamb, slaine from the FOUNDATION of the WORLD." ( As in the creation account above ) Revelation 13:8

The use of the word "his" referring to a non-human non-animal word symbolically: The very first use of the word "his" with a non-human non-animal word is when God spoke the word "his" in connection to the word "herb" on the third day of creation. Notice the intermingling of the word "his" and the word "itself" in Genesis 1:11 and the word "it" in Genesis 3:15, this is intentional. This use of "his" with a non-human or non-animal word was not a consistent archaic use but as you can see was intermingled with "it" and "itself" for a reason. There are also other areas in the Bible where the word "his" is referring to a non-human non-animal word symbolically, and the symbols are very explicit.

"And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the son of Man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a CORN (seed) of wheat fall into the ground and DIE, it abideth alone: but if it DIE, it bringeth forth much fruit." John 12:23,24.

"Wherefore then serveth the Law? it was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come, to whom the promise was made, and it was ordained by Angels in the hand of a Mediator." Galatians 3:19.

"Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, And to seeds, as of many, but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ." Galatians 3:16.

"And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him."Genesis 12:7.

"For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever." Genesis 13:15.

"And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed" Genesis 26:4.

"Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities." Acts 3:24-26.

"And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will. Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus" Acts 13:22,23.

"Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh." Romans 1:3.

"And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel." Genesis 3:15.

"And God said, Let the Earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree, yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day." Genesis 1:11,12,13.

The word "seed" in Genesis 1:11&12 is a symbol of Jesus Christ as was proven in the above beginning verses.

Genesis 1:11-13 is a prophecy of Jesus Christ's resurrection on the third day. The grass, herb and the fruit represent the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost inthat order. The "grass" is a symbol of the Father; the "herb" is a symbol of man or Mary, the mother of Jesus, and is also a symbol of the Son, which is JesusChrist; and the fruit or the fruit tree is a symbol of the Holy Ghost. The grass, herb, the fruit, or fruit tree, and seed grew out of the ground on the third day ofcreation and this fact represents Christ's resurrection from the dead and the grave on the third day of his crucifixion, and was prophesied many times in theHoly Bible including this account in the book of Genesis.

Jesus was sent from the Father and became flesh as a human being on earth and was fully human and fully God at the same time. The birth of Jesus on earth wasa conception of Mary and the Holy Ghost. That's why Jesus is referred to in the Bible as "the Son of man"-"man," that is, Mary, and "the Son of God"-"God",that is, the Holy Ghost. Therefore, the word "his" (instead of "its") mentioned three times in Genesis 1:11&12 refers to man or Mary (symbolized by the "herb")and the Holy Ghost (symbolized by the "fruit"). And that's why the word "seed" is referred to in relation to the word "his", the earthly birth of Jesus was the offspring of Mary and the Holy Ghost.

Jesus was sent from the Father but his earthly birth was not conceived of the Father, that's why the word "seed" is not referred to in relation to the "grass"in Genesis 1:11:12.

Not only was the grass, herb, fruit tree and seed created on the third day, but they grew out of the ground on that third day of creation. Jesus was resurrected from the dead on the third day of his crucifixion.

The New Testament in Revelation 13:8 refers to the prophecy of Christ's death and resurrection in the Genesis creation account, "the Lamb, slain from the foundation of the world."

The Evidence for the above will now follow:

God is referred to in the Bible as " the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost", Matthew 28:19 and 1st John 5:7. Also, chronologically through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, the "Father" is in the first position, the "Son" in the second and the "Holy Ghost" (or Holy Spirit) in the third. The Old Testament puts the Father in the first position even though there are a few prehuman appearances of Jesus Christ and many appearances of the Holy Ghost but only to a few people. The following verses are a few that show that the Father is in the first position before the Son chronologically:Hebrews1:1-5; John4:21-23; John8:41,42; 1stCorinthians1:3; 1stCor.15:24,28.

Other verses speak of God as the Father, a few are: Matthew 6:1, Matthew 23:9, Luke 10:21 and others. After the Old Testament, the earthly birth and ministry of Jesus Christ is recorded in the New Testament in the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The book of Acts immediately follows the four Gospels and records the Day of Pentecost-the day when the Holy Ghost was poured out and finally available to all men. So chronologically, the positions of the Father in the first, the Son in the second and the Holy Ghost in the third are obvious. All through the Bible all three are referred to as God.

The Fruit or the Fruit Tree as the Holy Ghost (or the Holy Spirit).

Starting with the most obvious, the "fruit", or the "fruit tree", is a symbol of the Holy Ghost because it is in the third position in the creation account, it is mentioned in connection with the word "seed", and "fruit" is used in the Bible as a symbol of the Holy Spirit or the power or character of the Holy Spirit:

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith." Galatians 5:22.

"For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth." Ephesians 5:9.

".....we should bring forth fruit unto God.....that we should serve in the newness of spirit" Romans 7:4,6.

Notice these three passages say that we should have these characteristics by the power of the Holy Ghost.

The "seed" of the "fruit", or of the power of the Holy Spirit, in Genesis 1:11,12 is obviously Jesus:

".......fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shall call his Name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:20,21.

"And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." Luke 1:35.

Notice Jesus is referred to as the "Son of God" because of his conception of God the Holy Ghost. Therefore, the "seed" of the Spirit's power "after his kind" in Genesis 1:11, and the "seed" of the Spirit's power "after his kind" in Genesis1:12, is Jesus.

"Fruit" or "fruit tree" is not used as a symbol in the Bible for the Father or the Son or their power or characteristics. "Fruit" has been used a couple of times with the Son (Jesus) working with the Holy Spirit: John 12:24 with Romans 8:11; and in John 15:1-8 with John chapters 14, the rest of 15 and chapter 16.

The Herb as Man or Mary, a Servant, and as Jesus Christ the Son, a Servant.

The "herb" is in the second position in the creation account and is also (like the "fruit" above) mentioned in connection with the word "seed". The "herb" is the symbol for man or Mary (or the human lineage of Mary), and not only Mary, but Mary as a servant (this will be proven below), and the "herb" is also a symbol for Jesus the Son (for one reason because "herb" is in the second position) and not only as Jesus, but Jesus as a servant (this will be proven below). Since Jesus is the son, or seed, of Mary, a human (or man), he is referred to as the "Son of man" in many places in the Bible. And since "herb" is a symbol for man, that is, Mary, the "seed" of the "herb", or the seed of Mary, is Jesus ("after his kind" Genesis 1:11,12).

Therefore, mans' (Mary's) "seed" in Genesis1:11, and mans' "seed after his kind" in Genesis1:12, is Jesus. An evidence of this is, "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed (the Anti-Christ) and her (Eve and/or Mary) seed (Jesus); it (notice this is singular) shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise his heel." Genesis 1:15.

Since Mary was a human servant (see below) her offspring, or seed, that is, Jesus, was also a servant because the seed of a man will produce another man with some of the same characteristics.

Another evidence that the "herb" or "herb bearing seed" is a symbol for "man" is the fact that in the creation account in Genesis 1:11,12,29,30 there are two kinds of "herb": the "herb bearing seed" specifically for man, not animals; and the "green herb' specifically for animals, not man, "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so." So the "herb bearing seed" in Genesis 1:11,12 is a symbol for man and specifically Mary and also Jesus as the Son and as the Son of man. (Note in verse 29 the fruit is also food for man because man is to receive the Holy Ghost through Jesus. The fruit was not mentioned in verse 30 as food for the animals.)

Another proof that "herb" is a symbol for man, or Mary, and the Son, Jesus,(and also proof that "fruit" represents the Holy Ghost and "grass" the Father) is Psalms 104:13,14: "He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth". These verses match Genesis1:11,12 because the "grass", "herb" and the "fruit" are grouped together again as in the Genesis account.

In this Psalms passage the "fruit", or the Spirit, is first because all of Psalms 104 is a description of the whole creation of God, not just the third day, and it was the Spirit of God that first interacted with creation first, "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." Genesis 1:2.

The water that comes from God's chambers (rain) which produces the "fruit" in Psalms 104:13 is another representation of the Holy Spirit because various water types in the Bible (springs, wells, rivers, rain, etc.) symbolize the Holy Spirit. See Joel chapter 2 with Acts chapter 2:16-18; John 7:38,39 and others.

Not only is Psalms 104:13,14 evidence that "herb" is a symbol for man (Mary) and the Son, Jesus, but that these are also servants. Notice the "grass" is for the "cattle" but the "herb" is not only for "man", but for the "service of man". Also note that the "herb" is for the "service of man" not "service to man", "For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God" Hebrews 6:7. Here the "herbs" are for man but he must till the ground to get the "herbs". A servant works. Notice in both Psalms 104:14 and Hebrews 6:7 that the "herbs" are "for" them by "whom it is dressed" or does the service or work to dress the herbs. So the "herb" is a servant or does "service".

Mary was as a servant of God, "And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word." Luke 1:38. And, as mentioned above, whatever bears seed reproduces itself ("After his kind" Genesis 1:11,12), so since Jesus is the "seed" of Mary he would also be a servant. Jesus came not only as fully God (the Son of God conceived of the Holy Spirit) but also as fully man (conceived of a man servant-Mary) and a "servant" to man and the "servant" of the Father,

"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." Philippians 2: 5-8.

"Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many." Matthew 20: 28 and Mark 10:45.

"Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbor under the vine and under the fig tree."Zechariah 3: 8-10.

"He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities."Isaiah 53:11(see all of chapter 53).

"For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth" Luke 22: 27.

"Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them." Luke 12:37.

"Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles." Matthew 12:18.

Other evidence that Jesus is the "herb" is in Exodus 12:8 which is about the Passover meal - a symbol of Jesus' death, "And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it." (The word "herbs" here is italicized in the King James Bible which means the translators added it in for clarification.)

Jesus is described in the Bible as the "Branch" as in Zechariah 3:8 mentioned above; also as a "rod"(twig), a "stem", and a "root" Isaiah 11:1,10; a "tender plant" Isaiah 53:2; "the Vine" John 15:1; as well as other verses. All these are descriptive of herbs, but not all these are descriptive of grass and fruit.

"Herb" is not used as a symbol for the Father or the Holy Spirit in the Bible.

(After the fall in the garden of Eden, "the herb bearing seed" relating to man, and the "green herb" relating to animals would not have the same correlation or distinction, note animals now eat flesh, not only green herb.)

The "Grass" as the Father.

The "grass" in Genesis 1:11,12 is a symbol for the Father because it is in first place and the word "seed" is not referenced with it. This is because Jesus was sent from the Father, he was not conceived on earth by the Father.

Another reason is that "grass" is used as a symbol of the Father's sovereign care over the whole earth, not just man:

As mentioned above in Psalms 104:14, the "grass" was for the "cattle".

Also,"......the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.......... And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen." Psalms 72:16,19.

"Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are you not much better than they?" Matthew 6:26.

"Wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?" Matthew 6:30.

"(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things." Matthew 6:32.

"Grass" is not used as a symbol for the Son, Jesus or the Holy Spirit in the Bible.

The Third Day and the Correct Duration of the Six Days of Creation.

Finally, the "grass", the "herb", the "fruit tree" and the "seed" were not just created on the third day, they grew out of ground on the third day. In Genesis 1:11,12 it says "Let the earth bring forth" and "the earth brought forth". The "herb" that the "earth brought forth" was "yielding seed", and the "fruit" that was "brought forth" had "seed" "in itself". "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind; and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day." Genesis 1:11-13. So the "seed", the symbol for Jesus, came out of the ground (or grave) on the third day. This is a prophecy of Christ's resurrection on the third day.

The "earth brought forth" by letting the plants and seed grow out of the ground on the third day. Since the third day was longer than a 24 hour period, the plants had time to grow, "These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, and every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground." Genesis 2:4,6. Notice the reason for the mist was to water the ground so that the plants could grow, and that this was BEFORE there was a man to till the ground. Man was created on the sixth day.

The "lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night" and "for signs and for seasons, and for days and years" and "to divide the light from the darkness" (Genesis 1:14,18) was created on the fourth day. The Bible definition for a day is an evening and a morning. Not 24 hours. Joshua fought a battle on a long day that was greater than 24 hours, Joshua 10:13. At the North Pole a day is one year because there is "six months of complete sunlight and six months of total darkness"-Encyclopedia Britanica 15th Edition. So the "grass", the "herb", the "fruit tree" and the "seed" grew out of the ground on the third day and had time to grow since the first three days of creation were probably greater than 24 hours. The 24 hour period for a normal day probably started then on the fourth day. No, the theory of evolution could not be possible-see the Second Law of Thermodynamics and see DNA science. The Evolution Theory has been documented to have been around at least since the first century. It is an old idea that has never had any proof.

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As mentioned above, the fact that the plants and the "seed", the symbol for Jesus, were created and grew out of the ground on the third day of creation is a prophecy and a symbol for the third day resurrection from the dead and the grave and the EARTH of Jesus Christ.

"For as Jonas 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 the EARTH." Matthew 12:40.

"From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day." Matthew 16:21.

"And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again." Matthew 20:19.

"Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again." Luke 24:7.

"Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.....Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have........And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day."Luke 24:34,39,46.

Other verses in the New Testament about the third day resurrection of Jesus are Matthew 17:23, Matthew 27:64, Mark 9:31, Mark 10:34, Luke 9:22, Luke 13:32, Luke 18:33, Acts 10:40 and others. There are many prophecies in the Old Testament about the third day resurrection of Christ: Jonah in the whale as mentioned above (see the book of Jonah), when God tested Abraham to sacrifice his "only" son on the third day (see Genesis chapter 22), the people of Moses wanting Pharaoh to let them take a three day journey to give sacrifice unto their God (see Exodus 3:18) as well as many other symbols and prophecies in the Old Testament.

All of the above is proof that the third day resurrection of Jesus Christ was prophesied on the third day of creation. And that the first religion on earth was Christianity. And that the only true belief is Christianity.

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