A Thousand Years to Man is Like a Single Day to God
The Bible's comparison of Jesus to sunlight and therefore, to the 'day', is a reflection of the kind of light which forms God's time of atonement on earth: the light of the Son.
From the very beginning, the Bible has used the metaphor of light to describe the nature and substance of God and His word.
Jesus is portrayed as the 'day' and his reign as 'daylight', while Satan is seen as 'darkness' and his rule as the 'night'.
"To you, a thousand years are a single day" (Ps.90:4).
"...with the Lord, 'a day' can mean a thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day." (2 Peter 3:8).
There is a kind of harmony in scripture that ties the Day of Atonement with the thousand years of the millenium. Since the Bible has defined God's 'day' in thousand year terms and because Jesus is the 'Sonlight' of that single day, the two time periods have a common symmetry.
This is why scripture has defined the era of Christ's triumph on earth as the fulfillment of the Hebrew 'Day of Atonement', the paragon moment in Israel's religious calendar.
Celebrated by the Jews on a single day, Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Hebrew year, the Day of Atonement has been perpetuated by Jesus to last the entire reign of His preaching on earth.
That preaching has gone on now for almost two thousand years. Double the time alloted. A prophecy in the Book of Joshua promised that this reign would be extended by such a time period.
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See Also, "The Millenium", Clock of God - Chapter 18
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