Posted by: biblestudyseattle | December 16, 2020

God’s Extra Long Rest?

Usually the sabbath is the seventh day or year.

“A thousand years in your sight
    are like a day that has just gone by,
    or like a watch in the night.” Psalm 90:4

But sometimes the sabbath is a thousand years. And there are four watches in the night; 3 hours apiece. Therefore a watch is an eighth of a day. Which means that a day could be 8,000 years. After Adam’s fall God rested. How long? Many assume 7,000 years. But could it be 8,000 years? Could God’s rest encompass the Sabbath millennium and the Jubilee millennium?

“Our days may come to seventy years,
    or eighty, if our strength endures.” Psalm 90:10

God’s days could reach 80 since he has strength. A curious line from Solomon: “even if he lives a thousand years twice over…” Ecclesiastes 6:6

“Come, let us return to the Lord.
He has torn us to pieces
    but he will heal us;
he has injured us
    but he will bind up our wounds.
After two days he will revive us;
    on the third day he will restore us,
    that we may live in his presence.
Let us acknowledge the Lord;
    let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
    he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
    like the spring rains that water the earth.” Hosea 6:1-3

We assume these two days date from the cross, but what if they are also the two thousand year ‘days’ of the Sabbath and Jubilee?


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