Now what is God's week, and what does it have to do with the end times? Simply stated, God's week is the notion that God's timeline, since the creation of Adam, is divided into seven one thousand-year periods. (See Ps. 90:4; 2 Pet. 3:8) Each of these one thousand-year periods can correspond to a day in a week. Thus from Adam to Abraham are two "days", from Abraham to Jesus are two "days", from Jesus till now are two "days", and the coming Millennium will be the last "day." It will be the seventh or Sabbath day of God's week.
What is the purpose of the prophetic week and why should we accept it as a valid tool.
The idea is that God has used the idea of the prophetic week to give seemingly ordinary passages in His Word a double meaning. In some cases multiple meaning. So that in speaking of the seventh day there is first a literal historic meaning in the context. And then there is an allegorical, prophetic meaning taking it out of context.
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it. (Exodus 20:11)
Literally it speaks of the 7 days of creation and how the Lord blessed the 7th day and rested in it. Prophetically it speaks of the 7 thousand year periods, millennia. And tells us that the 7th is to be a time of peace (rest) and blessing.
The simplest, most obvious connection to make is to identify the seventh prophetic day as the thousand-year reign of Christ we read about in Revelation 20.
The catch is that while there many prophecies that speak of things which must happen on the seventh day, most of these things take place before The Second Coming.
What I'm suggesting is the thousand years do not begin exactly at this point but approximately at this point. And that Jesus' reign on the earth does not begin exactly at this point but slightly before. [We can find this illustrated in scripture.]
If the seventh day of the prophetic week is indeed the thousand-year period referred to in Revelation 20, we will see that this chapter [Rev 20] does speak in generalities. And there is more to be learned by considering it together with other scriptures.
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