A Millennial Sabbath and a Sabbatical Millennium

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Several scriptures indicate that we should expect a millennial Sabbath after six 1,000-year millennial days have expired.

A Millennial Sabbath and a Sabbatical Millennium
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Several scriptures indicate that we should expect a millennial "Sabbath" after six 1,000-year millennial "days" have expired.

Peter said, "But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day" (2 Peter:3:8; compare Psalm:90:4).

At creation, God instituted the weekly cycle of seven days. When He "rested on the seventh day," He "sanctified" it, which means He made it a holy day forevermore (Genesis:2:1-3).

When one adds up the biblical chronology and historic records, it's clear that the lapsed time since Adam and Eve has been almost 6,000 years, which is six millenniums. If Christ returns at the end of 6,000 years, His reign will be the seventh millennium.

Can it be that God intends for us to think of the Millennium as a 1,000-year "Sabbath" of rest from the evils, stresses and suffering of the previous 6,000 years? From what Hebrews:4:1-11 tells us, the answer is "yes." This passage is comparing three "rests." The weekly Sabbath rest and the rest for the Israelites after they ceased from wandering and entered the Promised Land of Canaan are types of the ultimate "rest for the people of God" after they enter the Kingdom of God! (verse 9). GN

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