When one understands the four Gospel's it clear that Jesus knew exactly how much time he had to minister on the Kingdom of God. He was limited on how much time he would have on this earth. As if He knew down to the exact minate when he would died on the cross. He minstered until His dying breath; " Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." So, can only one explain why He was given only 3 1/2 years?
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JThomps42- As always thank you for your answer. God Bless
Sid Kemp- Thank you for your answer. However I thought my question implies Jesus earthly minstry while He was a human being. I realize Jesus spoke many times after His resurrection to the desciples and much later to Saul/Paul.
Graceinus - Did Jesus stop being a human being when he was resurrected? Do we stop being human when we go to heaven? I don't think so. Christ Jesus remains fully human and fully Divine, unimpeded even by death, and so can we be, in him.
Sid..... With all due respect. Jesus the man died that day to become Jesus Christ deity again.
JThomp - Respectfully, also, we disagree. "Fully human, Fully Divine" is an aspect of Christ Jesus that is not only temporal, but he is eternal. The eternal son of God is human, and as available to any one of us as a close friend in the room.
Sid.. You are thinking of the "great comforter" the holy spirit in which Jesus left behind. Jesus is deity sitting at the right hand of God.
JThomp - no, with respect, I'm not. The Comforter is with us. But so is Jesus. I hung out with him for an hour or so this morning. One day, you will see. His face is unmistakeable. Until then, the Comforter is with you.
Purpose Emraced- I like your answer but may I also add to His purpose on earth was to spead the gospel of God's Kingdom. Many, many blessing to you
Ronald- I very much agree- Thank you and blessings
krillco- Yes, as a boy Jesus was at that temple for three daysand then add the 3 !/2 years. This time is recorded in the bible. Unrecorded teaching of Jesus is very possible in His lifetime. To my knowledge His ministry ended at the cross. Thank you.
brittvan22- I thank you for your answer and you are correct He did accomplish what God sent Him to do. And He did it perfectly. God Bless.
the girls- Thank you for your answer. I am not questioning God's timing or His plans. I am wondering if there is any direct scripture(s) or verse(s) that might explain it that I am not aware of. I do welcome any answers on this subject.
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NikosM- The two witnesses described in Rev. 11 are also given 31/2 years. I don't know if they are connected, but it sure makes one wonder. Jesus is also describes in Rev 1:5 as a faithful witness. So, connection or not it makes me wonder. Thank you.
Have you checked out Daniel's prophesy about 70 weeks? There is a lot of arguments about it. But there are people who explain how math works out.
Good Luck :)