But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
This amazing story of a divers’ near swallowing by a whale is both remarkable, and also a timely sign from our Lord Jesus Christ. God does speak through creation, and in this case one of the things He is reminding us of is the ministry of prophets like Jonah, and the the call for them to arise in this hour to reveal His mercy.
For in these days when God’s people see wickedness seem to prosper, and this through nations and cities, including within the church, and involving the persecution of the body of Christ, our Lord God calls us to a deeper place of faith, and a deeper understanding of His mercy and grace
This sign of Jonah, a reminder of the Lord’s will to raise up prophets, who despite their piercing sight like a bird of prey (able to soar above the situation to see from God’s perspective), come with a message of repentance (and warning), to reveal God’s mercy, and to give His pity a chance for our salvation. Such prophet moving in great power of the Word, like John the Baptist, in the anointing of the Holy Spirit. These point to Christ, and carry the messages of His heart for us to turn to avoid destruction.
See this post for more on the desire of God to bring mercy to an estranged people, and even cities that have railed against His people.
For your testing with the Lord.
More links to media versions of original story about the South African diver and the whale: