Posted by: biblestudyseattle | October 27, 2014

Or like a watch in the night

“For a thousand years in Your sight
Are like yesterday when it passes by,
Or as a watch in the night.” Psalm 90:4

This was written by Moses some time around 1600BC.

“And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.” Matthew 14:25

For the Hebrews there were four watches in a night. Each watch was about three hours. Psalm 90 tells us plainly that a day is as a thousand years to God. But it also tells us that a thousand years is like an eighth of a day. Interesting! This means a day can be as 8,000 years to God. It’s probably not a stretch to say a day could also be like 7,000 years to God. This confirms the biblical chronology of 1,000 year and 7,000 year ‘days’. We are in the seventh day and God is ‘resting’. Not taking a nap, but resting from creating. The 1,000 year Sabbath is the last part of that 7,000 year seventh day. And the 1,000 year Jubilee could be seen as extending the seventh day to 8,000 years. That brings the seven days of creation in Genesis 1 to 50,000 years.

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