reply to post by seejanerun
Four thousand years up till the time Jesus died on the cross, then another two thousand years from said date.
People get confused with genesis because they believe it talks of the beginning of earth and the universe, this is simply wrong as the presence of
dinosaur bones/fossils prove the earth is older than six thousand.
The figure for the six thousand years is measured by cycles of the sun and moon, off the top of my head I cant remember how exactly but I can find out
for you (it does not state six thousand but once you understand the cycles it is easier then to work out how much time God gave man) but because man
has changed how we keep time it has been lost to us i.e. Sunday is start of week not Monday and in genesis God tells us exactly how to keep the time
hence sunset is end of day and sunrise is beginning of day, simple but beautiful.
Mr. Armstrong explained the
significance of 100 time-cycles. He explained how God set the
earth, sun and moon in their orbits to mark off divisions of time on
the earth. One revolution of the earth is a day. One revolution of the
moon around the earth is a lunar month (according to God’s sacred
calendar). One revolution of the earth around the sun is a solar year.
But the earth, the sun and the moon come into almost exact
conjunction only once in 19 years. Thus, 19 years make one
God gave us a set amount of time to rule ourselves, then after revelation has taken place we will have one thousand years (revelation 20) of Gods
rule, equalling seven thousand years for seven days of the week, seven thunders, seven trumpets and seven seals. This one thousand is to show how good
life can be when everyone sticks to Gods teachings, like an example so that we can look back at the six thousand and realise what a mess we made of
God is precise in everything that he does hence how beautiful the universe ticks over, revelation can not be changed because man is too arrogant in
his thinking, it would take every person on earth to have a change of heart, religions cant even agree on which one is right, only one can be, hence
the course we are on cannot not be altered.
Sorry took so long, I don’t like posting when I don’t have the full answer,
7 days in a week set in stone by God in genesis.
1 day represents 1000 years in Gods plan.
6 days for mans work = 6000 years of mans self-rule.
7th day for Gods Sabbath/holy day = 1000 years under Gods rule (rev20).
It sounds too simple to be true but like everything God has laid out man comes along after and over complicates matters.
I hope this makes sense to you.
P.S. Revelation does not signal the end of the world like most believe, just the end of mans self-rule, mans goverments, our six thousand years will
be over and it will be Gods turn.