4. WITH THE LORD, A DAY IS A THOUSAND YEARS.
Leviticus 23:3 Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, and a holy assembly. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.
Leviticus 25:1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, 2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say unto them: ‘When you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall keep a Sabbath unto the LORD. 3 Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather in the fruit; 4 but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of rest unto the land, a Sabbath for the LORD. You shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard.
II Peter3:8 But, beloved, do not ignorant of this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
God is a Law abiding God. God’s Law says that we must rest on the seventh day. Then God’s Word tells us, a day to the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years are as a day. So we can say, time, as we know it, is divided into seven days of a thousand years. In keeping with the principles of God’s Law, the seventh day of a thousand years shall be a Sabbath to the Lord.
When the children of Israel received their instructions for the crossing of the river Jordan into the promised land (Joshua 3:3 - 6), they were told that the Ark of the Covenant with its accompanying priest and Levites, was to go on about 2,000 cubits ahead of the children of Israel. This is possibly God's way of telling us that Jesus Christ, along with a small number of saints (possibly the 24 elders spoken of in Revelation 4:4) would ascend from the world of the dead, about 2,000 years before the rest of God's children, giving us a Church age of about 2,000 years. At the end of the Church age, the rest of God's children would be raised from dead, then the saints will rule and reign with Jesus Christ on earth for a 1,000 years.
So these are the seven days of the Lord our God. The first day begins with the creation of Adam. From Adam to Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead, there are about 4,000 years, or to God, 4 days of 1,000 years each. From the resurrection of Jesus Christ, to the resurrection of those who are Christ's, there will be approximately 2,000 years, or 2 days of 1,000 years each. The last day, the seventh and a Sabbath to the Lord, will be the 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ on earth (Rev 20:6).
According to this theory, because Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead in 32 A.D. we can expect the second coming of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of those who are in Christ, approximately 2,000 of our calendar years later in the year 2,032 A.D. If we were to count lunar years, instead of calendar years, we would have 1,971 calendar years and 3 months from the resurrection of Jesus Christ till the resurrection of those who are in Christ, in approximately 2,003 A.D.
Note: Both the Hebrew calendar and the Lunar consist of 12 months of 30 days each, to make 360 days per year. Our modern day Western calendar consists of 12 months of between 28 & 31 days each, to make 365¼ day per year.
NOTE: It should be noted that the LORD told Joshua, that the Ark of the Covenant and the accompanying priests should go about 2,000 cubits before the rest of the people. The theory of the seven days of the Lord should not be taken as an exact period of 7,000 years, but a period of about 7,000-years. For example if we where to take time as it is laid out chronologically in the Bible, we would come up with a period of approximately 4,370-years from the day of creation to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Not 4,000 years. Then if we add to that another 2,000 years before the return of Jesus Christ, we will have arrived at about 6,370 years after creation before we enter into the 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ.
It is not my intention to either prove or disprove the theory of 7 days of 1,000-years. What I have done in the second half of this book, is to look at some of the Bible prophecies that give us insight to the things that will happen in the last days. I have started by looking at some of the dreams and visions recorded in the book of Daniel. Then I have looked at other writings in the Bible that either confirm or add to what is revealed to us through Daniel.
By doing this, we can build up a very good picture of what will happen in the last ten-and-a-half-years, before that day when the dead in Christ are all resurrected. I am not saying when Christ will return. What I am saying is, regardless whether Jesus Christ returns in 10, 100 or in a 1,000-years time from now, this is what will happen during the last ten-and-a-half-years before the Lord returns.
My own personal thoughts are that the Lord will return, sometime between 2,030 and 2,050 A.D. He could return a little earlier, or He could return much later. For now this is something that only God the Father knows. But before that day the true prophets of God will know. For Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret unto his servants the prophets (Amos 3:7).
I can only write what the Lord my God has revealed to me. For now the Lord has shown me things that must happen, as through smoked glass. For now that is enough for us to know, but as the time draws closer, God is and will show me more clearly, that I may show you more clearly. For God will do nothing without first revealing His secret to His servants the prophets.
For example, when I first published this book in 2000, I had no idea of when Gog, of the land of Magog (Russia), and His Allies would invade Israel. However in March 2,008 God revealed to me the timing of the invasion, plus a little more insight into the fall and destruction of Babylon, and the coming return of both the children of Israel and the children of Judah together to the Promised Land. Therefore early 2009 I published the book, “The Russian Invasion of Israel.” In which you will find a detailed account of the coming invasion and the fall of Babylon. Then in 2010 I published the book, “The Return of the Children of Judah and the Children of Israel.”
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