An Intriguing Passage in Scripture
Writing to believers in the first century, the Apostle Peter said:
“But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends. A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day” (II Peter 3:8).
The immediate context of this passage is: “Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, ‘What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.’
“They deliberately forget that God made the heavens by the word of his command, and he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water. Then he used the water to destroy the ancient world with a mighty flood. And by the same word, the present heavens and earth have been stored up for fire. They are being kept for the day of judgment, when ungodly people will be destroyed” (II Peter 3:3-7).
*Note: According to other passages in Scripture, the “ungodly” are one and the same as all those who are unsaved. They are not just the most wicked among us, on whatever sliding scale such wickedness is gauged. They are those who (as the Apostle Paul said): “…refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them” (II Thessalonians 2:10). Those who have spurned God’s love and grace demonstrated through the greatest sacrificial gift ever given to humanity, God’s Son—Messiah. Those who don’t believe one of the clearest expressions of Biblical salvation:
Peter explains why the Lord might delay his return. “The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectantly as a thief … and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment” (II Peter 3:9-10, italics for emphasis).
“…A day is like a thousand years…” (II Peter 3:8). Based on the simile existing in the passage itself (a day is like a thousand years), it would appear to be exclusively figurative.
Webster’s Dictionary defines simile as: “a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as (as in cheeks like roses).”
Indeed, this comparison of one day to a thousand years is symbolic. One that illustrates the “essential value” of time in the context of a timeless God who is outside of time and who created time itself, contrasted to humanity’s existence and experience in linear time.
But for both specific and general reasons, I’m also convinced that there is a literal association with this analogy of time. One of those (general) reasons: There are a few prophetic passages of the Bible which are both symbolic and literal. Such as Isaiah 65, which will be quoted near the end of today’s article. And in this same book of II Peter (see II Peter 2:12ff).
In II Peter 3:8, the central clue of both figurative and literal application is that he repeats the correlation in reverse. There would be no purpose to reiterate this time-dedicated comparison exclusively for the sake of emphasis, although repetition for emphasis is probably part of the reason. Still, at face value, if a “day is like a thousand years,” then it’s redundantly evident that, “a thousand years is like a day.”
What Peter says to begin with is that, “a day is like a thousand years to the Lord…” It’s, to the Lord that makes this association allegorical. It is a metaphorical measurement of the quality of time as seen by God as opposed to the linear quantity of time experienced by humanity.
On the flip side, when Peter repeats the phrase in reverse, he doesn’t end with, “to the Lord.” Granted, that alone doesn’t conclusively infer that it’s not, to the Lord. Nonetheless, I’m proposing that any question concerning a literal application of this verse (in addition to figurative) will be answered by the end of this week’s article. Meaning that the repeated paradigm with a reversal of the words to “a thousand years is like a day,” is directly for the perspective and perception of people. That a thousand years is not only “like” a day; it can be likened unto a day. In terms of historical events and near-future realization, there are certain “days” in Scripture that are prophetically fulfilled in a span of time that represents and/or lasts for a thousand years.
The Genesis Account
Peter cited the ancient principle (even in his time) of this extraordinary equivalence of time, going all the way back to the Garden of Eden. In fact, Verse 8 begins with: “But you must not forget this one thing…”
Specifically, Peter is referencing the one and only Psalm written by Moses. In the context of the brevity of life compared to the everlasting God who created time and life, Moses writes:
“Lord, through all the generations you have been our home! Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God. You turn people back to dust, saying, ‘Return to dust, you mortals!’ For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours” (Psalm 90:1-4).
Certainly, this is a figurative expression of time from God’s vantage point. Yet in the context of Genesis, the book of beginnings, Moses also knew that a thousand years was emblematic of and could be (depending on the subject or event) extended to both meanings of the word “day” in Scripture. One application is that of a literal 24-hour day, by far the most common use in Scripture. The other is that of a longer period, i.e. days, weeks, months, and years … with such Biblical terms as, “The Day of the Lord.” Or, “on that day.” Or, “in that day.”
We’ll begin by examining this one day/thousand-year parallel as found in Genesis. Prefaced with the obvious observation that the Pentateuch (what Jews refer to as the Torah) was written by Moses. The Torah is a chronological record of major events involving God’s early interaction with humanity; beginning with God’s creation of the universe, life, and time itself; ending with Moses’s death just before the Hebrews crossed the Jordan River into the Promised Land.
Moses wrote Psalm 90 during the same span when God revealed to him an astonishing amount of information. Including but not limited to a genealogy of Adam’s descendants; Noah and the Great Flood; the Tower of Babel; selection of Abraham as the father of God’s chosen people and Israel as the Promised Land; and the lives of the Jewish Patriarchs, including a lengthy account of Jacob’s son, Joseph. Then Moses himself—called by the Lord to deliver the Hebrews from Egyptian bondage, lead them back to the Promised Land, and give them God’s Laws that would identify and separate them from evil pagan practices. Above all, God’s chosen people would be the source of the Messiah to bring light and (eternal) life to both Jew and Gentile.
As we shall see in the second chapter of the first book of the Bible, this thousand years/one day correlation was (still is/will be) a central component of God’s timeless interaction with human beings whose lives are lived chronologically, day-to-day. It is a merger of the timeless with the timed, the infinite with the finite. Although one thousand years is not infinite, for all practical purposes it is when compared to one day.
The word “day” in Scripture almost always (logically so) refers to a literal 24-hour day. For example, many times we read, “on the following day” or “the next day.”
The Hebrew word for day is Yom (pronounced yome). Have you heard the term, Yom Kippur? Do you know what it is? You already know what yom primarily means—a literal 24-hour day. Kippur is the Hebrew word for atonement. Thus, Yom Kippur (this year arriving on September 18th) is the Day of Atonement. In the King James Version of the Bible, yom is used an astounding 2,279 times in the Old Testament, 139 in Genesis. Including the following passage in which God is speaking to Adam:
“The Lord God commanded the man, saying, ‘From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die’” (Genesis 2:16-17, NASB, italics for emphasis).
The Complete Jewish Bible translation interchangeably uses the word “on” (the day). Whether in or on, the face value meaning is that Adam and Eve would die “the day” when they disobeyed God’s command.
They should have died on that very day, but they didn’t. Thus, there’s a problem between what God said would happen and what happened. It is a discrepancy created by the fact that neither Adam nor Eve died “on” or “in” (during) the very day that they ate the fruit.
One alternative explanation is that Adam and Eve were also given the privilege and responsibility of procreation that would continue the human race. However, an argument against that option: the Lord could have carried out the death sentence, then have started all over again by creating another man and woman. Consequently, there must be another reason to explain what appears to be a contradiction why Adam and Eve lived beyond the very day of their disobedience. While keeping in mind that they did, in fact, eventually die.
To better understand what’s going on here, we need to (as with a few other difficult passages of the Bible) compare Scripture with Scripture. To study and apply the whole counsel of God as it were.
The Remarkable Precedent of the Thousand Year/Day Model
In keeping with the solar-day meaning of the Hebrew word yom throughout the Old Testament and used in Genesis 2:17, both Adam and Eve should have died within 24 hours of their disobedience. That is, unless we transfer and literally exchange a (the, that) day to a thousand years!
Let’s examine the evidence beginning with a question that many could answer correctly without a whole lot of mental grinding and facial grimacing.
Who is the oldest man to have lived on this planet?
Next question, this one a little harder: How long did he live?
What about Adam? Nine hundred, thirty years (Genesis 5:5).
Other than Enoch (taken alive to heaven by God and spared from the Great Flood) who lived 365 years, the shortest life-span of several men identified in Genesis Chapter 5 was Lamech, who lived 777 years.
Time/space doesn’t permit elaboration on both Biblical and scientific evidence why men and women could have lived that long. Except the most basic reason: the genetic purity of people until the consequences of sin’s disease intensified, thereby shortening life expectancy to what we see in today’s world.
Biblical and secular history yield the following premise: There are certain “days” in Scripture that not only represent but literally are a thousand years, marking millennial epochs of human history.
Regarding the “last days”, this applies to the literal 1,000-year (Millennium) reign of Jesus Christ, which is the glorious part of what is called the Day of the Lord in Scripture. Preceded by the Rapture of believers and the seven-year Great Tribulation, which is (the Tribulation) the terrible phase of the Day of the Lord, described in Biblical prophecy (for example, Joel 3:14).
For now, however, to focus on the amazing fact that not even Methuselah lived to be 1,000 years old. Close, but not quite. Had he lived to be a thousand years old (more precisely 1000 years and one day), God’s pronouncement of death from disobedience (on that day … meaning a thousand years) would have been wrong. And the last time I checked, God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) has never been wrong! He is always right, because he is RIGHT. As in righteous and righteousness. Not just giving us the truth, but TRUTH itself. Not just creating life, but LIFE itself.
“In the day that you eat from it … you will surely die” (NASB) was an expression and application of the Biblical precept that a day (certain days identified in Scripture) literally encompasses one thousand years. Even if God meant that Adam and Eve would die in a more generalized unspecified period (on the day), why did none of our ancient ancestors live to be a thousand years or more? Mere coincidence? I don’t think so.
(Depiction of Adam and Eve Exiting Paradise)
Which is why Peter reminded believers of this one day/thousand-years Biblical paradigm as historical precedence but did so in the context of “the last days” and the “day of the Lord” (recall that he uses that phrase … II Peter 3:10)—Messiah Jesus’ return to earth to complete God’s magnificent plan to make all things new (Revelation 21:5). Beginning with the Millennial reign of Messiah on earth.
From Methuselah to the Millennium
Although Eye of Prophecy article, Messiah’s Millennial Reign … Incredible Changes On Earth! (posted 12-30-17) focused on what the title states, the following excerpt from that article corresponds directly to this week’s subject. As follows (in italics):
Longing for better days ahead is enhanced in multiples of ten, then hundreds, and even thousands. A new decade for years that end in zero—with the average life expectancy in most nations of the world allowing many to see eight, nine, or even ten decades in their lifetime. Some actually experience the beginning of a new century, or have lived for a century or more. However, the human race has undergone only a few transitions from one millennium to another. Including our generation! We have witnessed the first number of the calendar switch from 1 to 2!
Epochs (millennia) of time don’t necessarily take place precisely on the Gregorian calendar year ending with three zeros. Nonetheless, the pivotal milestones of God’s interaction with man—as recorded in the Bible and documented by secular history—in accomplishing his plans for the human race are pretty close to those millennial markers.
For example: God chose Abraham as the progenitor of the Jewish race—through whom the Child of Promise would come to save both Jew and Gentile—around 2,000 B.C., the third millennium. From the tribe of Judah through the lineage of King David, Messiah would descend; David ruled as Israel’s greatest king from 1010 to 970 B.C. … onset of the fourth millennium.
Two thousand years ago marked the fifth millennium of recorded human history, when the miraculous birth of Jesus changed time itself. The number five in Scripture represents God’s grace. And that’s exactly what happened: the advent of the New Covenant of Grace foretold by Jeremiah (Chapter 31). God’s grace through the gift of his Son Messiah Jesus, who died to forgive sin and pardon the penalty of our sins—eternal separation from God. And God only requires one thing of us: to believe and receive the substitutionary death of His Son as the Gospel truth.
Very close to a thousand years after King David, “The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:11) was born in Bethlehem. Just a few years and months before the world-changing birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, many Jews brimmed with enthusiasm for Messiah’s arrival. That same Messianic fervor—for believers the Second Coming; for non-Messianic Jews, Messiah’s first arrival—has exploded all over the world once again.
Beginning with the estimated time when God created Adam and Eve (using the Roman, then Gregorian calendar), we became part of the 7th millennium in the year 2,000. Seven, the Divine Number found throughout Scripture constitutes the conclusiveness, completeness, and providential sovereignty of God’s interaction with his creation. Beginning with the Lord setting aside the 7th day as a day of rest, remembrance, and recognition of our awesome God and his majestic creation.
The year 2,000 was also the beginning of the third millennium (A.D.). Which is a meaningful milestone correlation to the fact that Messiah Jesus arose from the grave on the third day.
I’m convinced that this one-day-to-a-thousand years model is not only a symbolic comparison, but also a literal time-measurement of and connection to the third-day resurrection of Messiah and his soon glorious return (in this 3rd Millennium A.D, also the 7th Millennium overall).
The second Millennium (marked by the year 1000) and sixth overall, was a continuation of the Age of Grace. Six represents the number of man. In the same passage we just looked at, Peter provides the reason why the Lord might (in the 1st century) have delayed his return—explained by the one day/thousand-year paradigm.
But now the time has come. We are almost eighteen years into the Third Millennium A.D. End-time prophecy is being fulfilled or is unfolding in the 20th & 21st centuries in unparalleled fashion since the first century. (See Eye of Prophecy articles, Look Up … Redemption Is Near, Part I & II. Posted 7-11 & 7-18-15, for twelve Biblical prophetic signs occurring in the last 100 years).
The New Testament Third Day
The birth, life, death, and resurrection of Messiah Jesus marked (literally, from B.C. to A.D.) the inception of a new millennium. From the beginning (Genesis) it was the fifth millennium. But it was also the first millennium of the New Covenant, the Age of Grace in which the once for all time substitutionary sacrificial death of God’s Son produced the third-day prototype that will culminate in the magnificent millennial reign of Messiah Jesus in the Kingdom of God on earth. We are at the very threshold of that 3rd Day (New Covenant) Millennium, which is also the 7th Millennium from the time that God pronounced judgment on Satan that eventually would restore mankind full circle back to eternal life existence with our Creator and Savior.
Moreover, the resurrection of the Jewish Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, on the third day to bring salvation to Jew and Gentile alike would also match the Old Testament third day restoration of the Jewish nation/people, to the extent that the Lord will once again dwell among his people on earth. Two days in the grave (rising on the third day) experienced by Messiah Jesus; two days (two thousand years) until Israel collectively would be spiritually and physically reconciled and restored to the Lord God.
“Taking the twelve disciples aside, Jesus said, ‘Listen, we’re going up to Jerusalem, where all the predictions of the prophets concerning the Son of Man will come true. He will be handed over to the Romans, and he will be mocked, treated shamefully, and spit upon. They will flog him with a whip and kill him, but on the third day he will rise again’” (Luke 18:31-33).
That’s exactly what happened! How could Jesus have known that, and in such detail? Answer: because he knew it from the beginning, even before the foundation of the world.
Said the Apostle John of Messiah Jesus: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1, NASB).
Wrote the Apostle Paul: “Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation … For God in all his fulness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself” (Colossians 1:15 & 19-20).
Continuing with the Third Day:
“But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes. The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, ‘Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day’” (Luke 24:1-7).
That very same Sunday, Jesus suddenly appeared (without going through the door) to some of his disciples who were still hiding in a locked room. Two other men were there, with whom Jesus had traveled on the road to Emmaus.
Said Jesus: “…Why are your hearts filled with doubt? Look at my hands. Look at my feet. You can see that it’s really me. Touch me and make sure that I am not a ghost, because ghosts don’t have bodies, as you see that I do. As he spoke, he showed them his hands and his feet” (Luke 24:38-40).
There’s more! Jesus ate a piece of broiled fish, “…and he ate it as they watched” (Verse 43).
Proof positive: Jesus was alive in the same body in which he died, albeit a resurrected, glorified body that would live forever. Just like the bodies of believers in Messiah Jesus will be raised and transformed to immortal “spiritual bodies,” but bodies nonetheless (I Corinthians 15).
“Then he said, ‘When I was with you before, I told you that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And he said, ‘Yes, it was written long ago that the Messiah would suffer and die and rise from the dead on the third day’” (Luke 24:44-46).
During the seven-mile walk with the two men on the road to Emmaus earlier that day we read: “…Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself … They said to each other, ‘Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?’” (Luke 24:27 & 32).
Notice that it wasn’t their ears that burned; although it could have been had Jesus scolded them any more than getting their attention with a reprimand intended not just for them but for all his Jewish brethren, especially those who had rejected him.
Here’s what Jesus said just before explaining from the Scriptures that he was the Messiah: “You foolish people! You find it so hard to believe all that the prophets wrote in the Scriptures. Wasn’t it clearly predicted that the Messiah would have to suffer all these things before entering his glory?” (Luke 24:25-26).
From there, the Lord compassionately proceeded to make their “hearts burn” (elation) with a panoramic review of all the Messianic prophecies. The journey to Emmaus would have taken up to three hours. That would have been sufficient time for Jesus to explain, “from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” Not some of the Scriptures, but ALL of them pertaining to Jesus as the Messiah.
Such passages as Genesis 3, 12; Deuteronomy 18; Psalm 2, 22, 69, 110; Isaiah 53, 61; Jeremiah 31; Zechariah 9; Malachi 3, and more. To also include what I’m thinking is a more obscure prophecy, to even the most astute of Bible students. Which is:
The Old Testament Third Day
Read with me:
“Come, let us return to Adonai (the Lord); for he has torn, and he will heal us; he has struck, and he will bind our wounds. After two days, he will revive us; on the third day, he will raise us up; and we will live in his presence” (Hosea 6:1-2, Complete Jewish Bible, parenthesis mine).
By correlation with other Old Testament prophecies and Jesus’ own precise prediction of his death, this is a phenomenal prophecy which providentially links Israel’s discipline by God to Messiah’s suffering, death, and two (Jewish measured) days in the tomb that led to and corresponds with (the two days of) Israel’s final punishment because they rejected their Messiah.
For example: “But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be made whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all” (Isaiah 53:5-6).
A sacrificial death followed by Jesus’s miraculous resurrection that would seal the New Covenant foretold by Jeremiah (Chapter 31).
Question: Is Hosea referring to two literal days?
Answer: Yes, and No.
No, he is obviously not identifying two 24-hour solar days. In the context of his prophecy that is neither feasible, nor is it borne out by Biblical or secular history.
Yes, the two days are literal when transferred and applied to the Biblical premise and principle that (concerning God’s two-part plan for humanity—Israel’s birth and rebirth restoration plus salvation for Jew and Gentile alike through Messiah Jesus) a day becomes a thousand years.
Hosea was a prophet from 753 B.C. to 715 B.C. He not only was one of the prophets that warned Israel of God’s first national judgment on Israel (the ten northern tribes), he also lived to see those tribes conquered by Assyria and exiled to other nations. But Hosea’s “two-days … third day” prophecy would extend far beyond his time.
The two days (two thousand years) could not have begun during that phase of God’s discipline of Israel. Nor could it have begun or continued with the next phase of the Lord’s punishment, in which the remaining two southern tribes of Israel (Judah and Benjamin) were subsequently crushed by Babylon in 586 B.C. The reason is because that exile lasted for only 70 years followed by a return of a Jewish remnant to Israel, where they would once again live and even prosper in their Promised Land. For some 600 years Israel was a nation again and her people had (at least) some measure of autonomy, even under Roman rule. Until, that is, 70 A.D., when the Romans tore through Israel, ravaged Jerusalem, killed hundreds of thousands of Jews, demolished every stone of the Temple, and exiled most of the surviving Jews to the four corners of the earth for … how long?
Correct: (almost) two thousand years.
These are the “two days” Hosea is referring to. What else could they be? The only specific corresponding time-frame directly connected to “a day” in Scripture is that of a thousand years. If a day is (like) a thousand years, then what would two days be? They are two thousand years before the “third day” of Israel’s restoration. That’s exactly what has transpired (with the rebirth of Israel in 1948) and is continuing to unfold before our 21st century eyes.
(Jewish Celebration of Nov., 1947 UN Resolution 181 Giving the Jews the International Right to Form a Jewish State … Which Was Done in May, 1948)
The resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day is intricately linked to and an integral part of (cause and effect) God’s chosen people the Jews and his special possession Israel being raised up on the third day, just as God through Hosea said would happen. One that will result in God’s people once again (as in the days of God’s Shekinah glory in Solomon’s Temple) living in his presence. (Read Hosea 6:1-2 again).
“Though I have scattered them like seeds among the nations, they will still remember me in distant lands. They and their children will survive and return again to Israel” (Zechariah 10:9).
Never Again became the somber refrain of the Jews following the horrific Holocaust. The annual memorial of which was solemnly observed this past Wednesday on Yom HaShoah—Israel’s Day of Remembrance.
After nearly 2,000 years, never again will Israel be under the thumb of those who seek to destroy her.
God’s discipline of his people through Gentile nations began to end in 1948 and ended completely with Israel’s triumphant liberation of Jerusalem in the stunning Six-Day War of 1967.
Hardened IDF soldiers wept with joy as they touched the Western Wall at the foot of Temple Mount. Their generals strode in triumph on Temple Mount on which Jews had been forbidden to set foot for decades. Israelis all over Israel danced in jubilation and sang songs of gladness including, Hatikva (Israel’s unofficial national anthem in 1948, officially declared in 2004).
One hundred years after Hosea’s magnificent prophecy of the “third day” (following two days—two thousand years—of God’s heavy hand of discipline) restoration of Israel, another Jewish prophet wrote:
“Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout aloud, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! For the Lord will remove his hand of judgment and will disperse the armies of your enemy. And the Lord himself, the King of Israel, will live among you! At last your troubles will be over, and you will never again fear disaster. On that day the announcement to Jerusalem will be, ‘Cheer up Zion! Don’t be afraid! For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior…” (Zephaniah 3:14-17, italics for emphasis).
Things to Ponder
We are living in the Omega generation, the last generation on the threshold of the 7th Millennium, 6000 years after God promised in the Garden of Eden that one would come who would conquer evil (Satan) and death itself. And the 3rd (A.D.) Millennium, 2000 years after the promised Messiah came to earth to fulfill God’s promise of a New Covenant. The 3rd Millennium that will see a crowning completion of that Covenant, of so great a salvation purchased by the Author and Finisher of that Covenant, Messiah Jesus. Who proved who he is by rising from the dead on the third day.
Among the many spectacular changes (for the better) on the earth during the literal 1,000-year reign of Messiah Jesus (the third day), we read:
“No longer will babies die when only a few days old. No longer will adults die before they have lived a full life. No longer will people be considered old at one hundred! Only the cursed will die that young! … For my people will live as long as trees…” (Isaiah 65:20 & 22).
Sequoia redwood trees often exceed 1000 years longevity.
(Olive Trees in the Garden of Gethsemane, Israel, Reported to be Over 1,000 Years Old … I Walked The Path in This Photo During My Trip to Israel)
Regarding the above quoted verse, here is an excerpt from my book, Out of the Abyss:
“Isaiah and many other Old Testament prophetic books speak often about the complete restoration of Israel and the reign of Messiah on earth… What we see here is that mankind has come full circle, from the early creation of an unlimited lifespan that sadly was preempted by sin, to a future age of extreme longevity. And these references are only to those on the earth. Those of us in heaven at that time will have access to the earth, and we will never die!” (Page 92).
There are some days that last for a thousand years. They are God’s days and they are so very good.
“…For them (Jewish and Gentile believers alike) the second death holds no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him a thousand years” (Revelation 20:6, parenthesis mine).
It’s the year 2018. A new day is dawning!
It’s time to wake up and get ready to meet that day!