History Capsule - Seven One Thousand Year Days
by George Kirkpatrick
Let's look at the seven one thousand year days, since the book of Genesis:
The First Thousand Year Day - From Creation to the Flood
Approximately one thousand years after the creation, man had grown so vile and corrupt God was forced to cleanse the earth of everything man had put on it. And only Noah found grace in the sight of God. God informed Noah to build an ark to carry him and his family through the flood. With this event, now all of God's creation comes through Noah and his three sons. This was the end of the first thousand year day of God's time. As we continue, we discoverm many of the sons of Seth, Adam's third son were still alive when the flood came, and were destroyed in the flood.
The Second One Thousand Year Day - Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
Then, we move ahead another one thousand years to the time of Abraham. God informed us of the birth of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Abraham became the father of our faith and is a type of God the Father. As the Word states, in Isaac all Abraham's seed will be blessed. Isaac is a type of Jesus. Jacob's name was changed to Israel, and he begat twelve sons, called the children of Israel. Jacob (Israel) is a type of the Holy Spirit which spread the gospel all over the earth. With Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob we have the end of the second thousand year day.
The Third One Thousand Year Day - The Children of Israel
By the end of the book of Genesis, the children of Israel had moved into Egypt because of the famine in the land, and Joseph provided them food and the prime land of Goshen as a place to live. God blessed Israel, and they multiplied until they became a threat to Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt, who then made them slaves. Then God raised up Moses to deliver His people from Egypt. But Israel had become so acclimated to the ways of Egypt that God had to give them the law because they did not want to hear His voice for themselves. It was God's desire to speak audibly to the children of Israel, and God gave Moses strict orders as to how the people were to prepare themselves to receive God's Word. But when God came down on Mt. Sinai, the people were afraid because of their sin, and they informed Moses, he was to hear from God, and then tell them what the Lord wanted them to do. It was because the children of Israel did not want to hear God's voice, that they were given the written law. When God delivered Israel from Egypt and put them in their promised land, this was the end of the third one thousand year day.
The Fourth One Thousand Year Day - The Time of David
The book of Genesis and Exodus covered the first three thousand years from creation. In the beginning of the fourth thousandth year of creation, God brought forth David and Solomon to rule His people Israel. Much of the Old Testament is given to this period of time. The fourth day ended with the book of Malachi. This began a period known as the four hundred silent years. During this four hundred year interval God did not speak openly to man.
The Fifth One Thousand Year Day - The Coming of Jesus Christ
Then, on the faithful day when the heavens opened up and the shepherds heard:
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:14
The glorious appearing of Jesus began the fifth one thousand year day from creation. The earth would never be the same because of His coming. John recorded:
"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14
Jesus was full of grace and truth. Jesus' ministry lasted only about three and one-half years, but John also recorded:
"And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen." John 21:25
Jesus accomplished more in three and one-half years, than most could accomplish in a life time. From the time Jesus began His ministry, the religious system plotted how they could destroy Him. The Pharisees came to Jesus, and stated Herod was going to kill Him.
"And He said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected." Luke 13:32
The Sixth Thousand Year Day - The Church Age
The fifth and sixth one thousand year days are the church age. Jesus spoke about two days - - - today and tomorrow. We know by the writings of Peter that a day with the Lord is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day. So when Jesus spoke of today and tomorrow, He was speaking of a two thousand year period. This we know as the church age. Peter also informed us:
"For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps:" I Peter 2:21
Jesus was the church's example of what ministry they were to accomplish. The church was to do cures (healings) and cast out devils (deliverances, setting the captives free). This the church has failed to accomplish.
The Seven Thousand Year Day - God's Glory Revealed in His Saints
Then Jesus stated the third day He would be perfected. The word perfected means "to bring to an end (or complete) all the prophesies of the Scriptures." Jesus proclaimed this would be completed the third day (the three thousandth year day).
The third day was measured from the time Jesus came to earth to the end of the age.
The seventh day was measured from the time God entered into His rest.
So it is easy to see the third day and the seventh day are the same day. So, the third day and the seventh day is when God is going to complete the end of the age.
So how is Jesus going to be perfected on the third day? Paul wrote to the church at Thessalonica:
"When He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe in that day." II Thessalonians 1:10
Many believe Jesus is going to return in His fleshly condition, but Jesus is not coming back in the flesh. He is coming back in a people, His glorified saints, those who have died to self, and have overcome the flesh, and have come again into the image and likeness of the Father. Praise the Lord.
By Jesus' own words recorded by John, we know Jesus has nothing further to accomplish in the flesh:
"I have glorified Thee on earth: I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do." John 17:4
When Jesus hung on the cross, He declared, "It is finished!" Jesus' earthly task was complete. So, how is Jesus going to be glorified? He is going to be glorified in His saints.
We discovered that when Jesus finished His creation, He entered into His rest. What is He waiting for? He is waiting for His glorified saints to enter into His rest with Him. In his letter to the Hebrews, Paul explains this entering into His rest:
Excerpts from the Book "The Seventh Day" by George Kirkpatrick
"Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to come short of it." Hebrews 4:1
Capsule - Seven Thousand Year Days
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The Two Thousand Year Day of the Church Age
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