This is the last article on this very exciting subject which no doubt will strengthen
your blessed hope as we look with anticipation to the rapture of the church!
One of the points that I would like to make is not only does the Bible speak of six
days of labor but sorrow is associated with this principle. According to the Bible
labor and sorrow go hand in hand. After the fall (sin) the punishment of Adam
in essence had two elements (labor and sorrow) in the decree of God. In like
manner the world has been laboring with sorrow for approximately 6000 years.
Sin and Satan are connected with the number six. Satan is actually the sixth
character that appears in Scripture. From the (3)Trinity to (4) Adam and (5) Eve
(6) Satan.This follows an order or pattern in the Bible. When Jesus Christ
was tempted in Matthew and Luke not only is devil, tempter and Satan
mentioned for a total of six times in each account but Satan is written
both times in the number 6 position.
Relating this to prophecy people sometimes wonder why 6,6000 years
and 666 are all tied in with one another. When Nebuchadnezzar executed
an image of himself he actually desired people to worship him. If they did
not there was a penalty of death.
The dimensions were sixty cubits high. Measuring around it were six cubit
s. The whole book of Daniel centers around the history of world powers to
the consummation of the future 7 year tribulation into the millennial
reign of Jesus Christ.
Nebucahadzezzar was a type of the future antichrist. Here a precursor is
given in the form of 6 around his image. According to Revelation chapter
13 an image is also made for the purpose of worship to the antichrist
or once again death will take place.
In the last verse of Revelation 13:18 the number of this future beast is 666.
This number will probably be the equivalent of his name. Daniel, the book
of Revelation, images, 666 and six thousand years of world Kingdoms.
This principle could not be more clear.
During the period of law in the Old Testament if a Jewish person was guilty
of killing another by mistake they could flee to 6 cities of refuge according
to Numbers 35. Joshua said in chapter 20 that the guilty avenger would
then stay there until the high priest died. The reason why there was not a
seventh city is because that is reserved for the kingdom. Nobody needs
anything for the Sabbath. This was in a Jewish context under the law.
The High Priest is Jesus Christ. According to Psalm 110:4 Melchizedek who
at the very least was a type of the future priesthood of the Messiah
(Jesus Christ) is taking over the nations of the world. In Hebrews 5:7
Melchizedek and Jesus Christ are compared as the High Priest. The
Bible is connecting the 6 cities and the High Priest together (6000 years.
Jesus Christ is coming very soon!
church. When the body of Christ is raptured they are at rest in heaven.
I personally believe Jesus Christ does not start to take control of this world
until the middle of the 7 year tribulation period.
There are just so many examples. There was the marriage feast of Cana in
John chapter 2. There were 6 waterpots of stone. The whole context was
talking about wine and purifying. Notice in this chapter Jesus had filled all
six pots with water. Based on this principle we need to understand that
there was no need for purification in a seventh waterpot. If that was the
case Jesus would have filled 7 jars with water. Only 6 were needed for
purification. In the seventh millennium Jesus Christ will rule. He even
said in Matthew 12 and Mark 2 that He is Lord over the Sabbath Day.
The number six in Scripture has always been connected with Satan and sin
. When Jesus asked in Mark chapter 3 (1) How (2) can (3) Satan (4) cast
(5) out (6) Satan? The word Satan is even mentioned 2 times ( the number
of division ). This is the very subject our Savior is talking about in that
context. Of course (6) Satan is mentioned in the sixth word.
The numbering system of God is perfect. Don't get too caught up in the
details as much as to understand the basic idea of 6 and 6000 years. It is
actually a very simple principle.
In the Old Testament and 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2 the day of the Lord
is spoken of several times. The word "Day" intrigues me. Nothing in the Bible
is there by accident. The description on each day of creation does seem to
match their corresponding millenniums in a general yet specific sense.
1st day of creation (4000 B.C. to 3000 B.C.), 2nd day of creation (3000 B.C.
to 2000 B.C.), 3rd day of creation (2000 B.C. to 1000 B.C.), 4th day of creation
( 1000 B.C. to 1 A.D.),5th day of creation ( 1 A.D. to 1000 A.D.), 6th day
of creation (1000 A.D. to 2000 A.D.). Ministers and experts have gone
over this before but they only spoke in a broad sense to convey their point.
Due to time and space I don't have the time to get into any kind of detail
on this subject. These dates are not exact but as long as we get the basic
idea regarding this principle.
In Hebrews 4:4-5 the Bible says "For He spake in a certain place of the
seventh day on this wise, and God did rest the seventh day from all His
works. (5) And in this place again, if they shall enter into my rest." The
book of Hebrews is speaking from a Jewish perspective. These verses
are speaking of a Sabbath rest not only practically but prophetically.
If one were to read the book of Revelation it is by no coincidence to me
that it is not until the 6th seal that the world really starts falling apart.
The work of Satan is also seen in the sixth trumpet and the sixth vial.
In Revelation chapter 20 which is the number of Redemption the very first
thing Jesus Christ does is bind the devil for 1000 years. The particular text
mentions this 6 times in a row through the pen of the Apostle John. Why
not just mention it once? The very name of Satan is even mentioned at
the sixth point.
It could be that each time ( 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 ) stands for a millennium. This
very much reminds me of Psalm 107.There are 7 reverse hebrew Nuns in
verses 23,24,25,26,27,28 and 40. Six verses in a row representing 6
millenniums of human history. 23+24+25+26+27+28+=153 (fruit bearing,
redemption and the end of the harvest). The rapture would have to
I believe it is just like our Lord Jesus Christ to specifically remember each
and every millennium. I will admit with all of this evidence I cannot
necessary understand everything on this side but some day in heaven
Jesus Christ Himself will give all of us the greatest lessons on His perfect
order.I am looking forward to this!
Remember the kingdoms of this world will be under the rule of Jesus Christ
when He reigns. God lays out this general principle just like the rapture,
7 year tribulation and millennium.
Another example would be walking by faith,trusting God and being blessed.
These are general principles to be perhaps explored in a more specific way
.The 6 days of creation with the 7th being a day of rest relating it to end time
biblical prophecy is no different.
I can only speak for myself. This subject gives me great comfort because
I am a Christian. This world is somewhere around that 6000 years of human
history. The evidence is overwhelming, the time is at hand and our blessed
hope is soon. A wise person will say "Yes" to Jesus Christ in a time when the
stakes are so high.