Footnote


The Thousand Year Reign of Christ


The "Day of God" and an earthly period of a 'thousand-years'
are intricately interrlocked in scripture. The correlation between the two has been flately stated:

"But there is one thing my friends, that you must never forget: that with the Lord, 'a day' can mean a thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day." ­­2 Peter 3:8; Ps.90:4.

Traditional theology teaches us that the 'Day of God' applies to the appearance of Jesus Christ on earth and to the atonement He brought, opening the door to salvation for mankind. The entire Bible has no other subject at its core.

In the Book of Joshua reference to this 'Day of God' informs us that the sun is stopped in the sky so that the one day becomes 'almost' two (Joshua 10:12-13). That elongation of time must be applied equally to the 'God Day' correlative ­ i.e., to the 'thousand years'. Both become 'almost' two.

The meaning of the word 'millenium' is 'one thousand years'. In fact, the word "millenium" itself is never used in scripture.

The period of Christ's offer of atonement to mankind begins with the appearance of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (see John 7:38-39). Theologians are divided on the precise historical date of this appearance. Some say it is 30 A.D. and others 33 A.D. One of the two is correct. It took place in the city of Jerusalem 50 days after Christ's crucifixion.

Adding two-thousand years to each of these dates gives us 2030 A.D. or 2033 A.D. One of these two dates defines a two-thousand year period of atonement in accordance with the world's calendar. But scripture tells us that the "Day of God" will not last that long. It is prophesied by Joshua to be "almost" two days, i.e., 'almost' two-thousand years.

For this reason we can expect the appearance of the man of perdition and the collapse of the 'millenium of churches' to occur very soon. We know that it is close because Jerusalem has just been rebuilt and the "kings of the East" have already launched the first salvo's in their fateful attack on the ruling powers of the western world.



For an in-depth study of this subject, please refer to "The Clock of God" Chapter 18, 'The Millenium'.

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