Because of the time in which we live, discussing the concept of the Millennium and Millennial Days is appropriate. The teachers of the Jews and the early Church, being Jewish, believed that just as the Lord created the world in six days and rested on the seventh day, He also set the pattern of Millennial Days. This was confirmed by Moses in Psalm 90:4, “For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday.” Peter said the same thing in the New Testament. “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” (Second Peter 3:8)
This is timely because, according to Biblical chronology, it has been about six-thousand years since the creation of Adam. We are now at the cusp, or intersection, of the Sixth Millennium and the Seventh Millennium.
Again, Jewish rabbis and the early Church believed that the Lord would “work” for six-thousand years and then rest on the seventh. This agrees with the Millennium described in the Revelation chapter 20. Satan will be locked up and there will be peace on earth. And because we are at the end of the Sixth Millennium, this could be just around the corner!
It has been two-thousand years, or two Millennial Days, since Jesus was here on earth. Viewed in this manner, the prophecy of Hosea is easier to understand. “After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight.” (Hosea 6:2) The third (Millennial) day of Hosea’s prophecy corresponds with the Seventh Millennium, the Millennium of Rest.
A further confirmation of the Millennial Day concept is found in Genesis chapter two. When the Lord gave instruction to Adam, He said, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Genesis 2:17) My son, who is a great student of the Book of Genesis, was reading this verse when it occurred to him that Adam did not die the day he ate of that forbidden fruit. He lived for 930 years. Adam died in the First Millennial Day.
How many times have we read that passage and overlooked the importance of that statement?
Of greater importance is this time allotted by the Lord, and the nearness of the Seventh, and last, Millennium. It is important that we pray for the lost.
Praise the Lord!