There have been many estimates of how long Jesus’ Earthly ministry was. Some say it was three years. Most say three and one half. Today Tok will explain why both are likely wrong, and gives us insights into the most likely answer – how long was the ministry of Jesus: four years!
- Exodus 12:3-6 NKJV –  “Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb,…  ‘Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.
- Luke 13:6-9 NKJV –  He also spoke this parable: “A certain [man] had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.  “Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’  “But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize [it].  ‘And if it bears fruit, [well]. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’ “
- Mark 11:12-21 NKJV –  Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry.  And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.  In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard [it]. …  When evening had come, He went out of the city.  Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.  And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.”