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“After two days He will revive us...

From the text of Hosea 6, the verse above has received much attention in
prophetic studies.

Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for He has torn, and He will heal us;
He has stricken, but he will bind us up. After two days He will revive us:
On the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight. Let us
know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord. His going forth is
established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, like the latter
and former rain to the earth. Hosea 6:1-3
Many Bibles will then be referenced to 1 Corinthians 15:4.

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the
Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:4

Though fitting by the count of days, this passage in Hosea concerns the
resurrection of believers so that they may live in the sight of their Savior on
earth. Jesus came in the first period of rain associated with the spring feasts
and he will come again to resurrect the dead at the next time of rain–the
fall feasts.

This happens after two days, and in the third day. It has all been
determined and revealed here in God’s Word. But what is meant by the
period of a day? The period of the day can be found in Psalm 90:4 and 2
Peter 3:8.

For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and
like a watch in the night. Psalm 90:4

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

Since it has been around two thousand years since the time of Christ, this
passage in Hosea makes sense of the two thousand years that have lapsed
since Christ came and fulfilled the first feasts. Peter also realizes this when
he tells the people to pay attention to how a day is a thousand years and
how God is waiting out of longsuffering to execute judgment on the earth.
But this has been understood before by rabbis and early church fathers that
human history would be a period of one week with the Sabbath Day the
period of rest known as the Millennium.

One such example is found in the Epistle of Barnabas. Though this epistle
is not Scripture, it does show conclusions being made in the early of the
Concerning the Sabbath He spoke in the beginning of the creation; “And
God made the works of His hands in six days, and He ended on the seventh
day, and rested on it, and He hallowed it.” Give heed, children, what this
means; “He ended in six days.” He means this, that in six thousand years
the Lord shall bring all things to an end; for a day with him signifies a
thousand years; and this He himself bears me witness, saying; “Behold, the
day of the Lord shall be as a thousand years.” Therefore, children, in six
days, that is in six thousand years, everything shall come to an end. “And
He rested on the seventh day.” This He means; when His Son shall come,
and shall abolish the time of the Lawless One, and shall judge the ungodly,
and shall change the sun and the moon and the stars, then shall He truly
rest on the seventh day. Epistle of Barnabas 15:3-5

However, when did the two days or 2,000 years begin? The first time this
timeline was seen by this author was in Grant Jeffrey’s Armageddon:
Appointment with Destiny. His scenario began with the beginning of Christ’s
ministry in 28 AD until 2000 AD using a conversion of 360-day years.
However, it would seem more correct to base this from the date of the
fulfillment of the spring feasts. This would be the feast of Pentecost in 32
AD. This was a calculation heavily relied upon in the first version of Signs
of the End back in 2003.

The calculation of 2,000 360-day years from Pentecost 32 AD (June 1)

would end ten days before the Feast of Trumpets 2003 (September 17). This
seemed interesting since Christ ascended into Heaven ten days before
Pentecost. But this was obviously not the time of the Rapture since it is now
early 2010. However, one thing was noted at that time. With Daniel’s 70th
Week looking to run from 2010 to 2017, this would mean that 2003 was
another period of seven years hinging from 2010. With the fact that the
time of Jacob’s trouble could reflect two sets of seven years he served for
his brides, this seemed to be a possibility.

Looking at this from 2010 there may be a better speculative interpretation.

If we continue from where the 2,000 360-day years ended from Pentecost 32
AD to ten days before Trumpets 2003, in another seven 360-day years the
time will end on Elul 1, 2010 exactly.
This is August 11th. This has been documented in the current version of the
book. Elul 1 is the first day of a forty day period of repentance called
Teshuvah. The 40 day countdown of repentance includes the Feast of
Trumpets and ends on Yom Kippur. Is it any coincidence that 2,007 360-
day years spans the very days of Pentecost 32 AD to Elul 1, 2010? With it
being to the very day, those who are watching should be getting ready for
the wedding.

As noted also in the book, this period of 2,007 years also has an interesting
counterpart. Working through a chronology in Genesis, one will find that
Noah died 2,006 years after Creation with Abraham being born at 2,008
years after Creation. The mid-point of 2,007 years would likely mark
Abraham’s conception. So 2,007 years marks the divide from gentiles until
the beginning of the Hebrews. Is this an accident? For if the Church does
last 2,007 years, then the Gentile-Hebrew pattern is repeated once again!
And who said the study of chronology was of little consequence?

So there is then 2,000 years plus seven to 2010 with another seven ending in
2017 for a period of an extra 14 years. Jacob also had to serve 14 years for
his two brides, Leah and Rachel. Rachel was his first love, but he was
tricked by Laban to find that he awoke with Leah–an almost unbelievable
predicament. So he had to serve another seven years to get Rachel. Is this
not what has happened to the Church and Israel?

Israel was to be the bride, but the switch came and the Church was grafted
in. However, all is not lost, for God’s first love will be regained as well.
Israel will be grafted back in as Paul has said in Romans 9-11.

So the first seven years were good and easy for Jacob, but the last seven
were hard because he was wronged. The final seven years of the
Tribulation will also be the most difficult. It is indeed interesting and other
details also seem to parallel the Church and Israel. Just as the Church was
made to make Israel jealous for her fruit, so was Rachel jealous of Leah
who bore seven children (seven churches?).
But then God remembered Rachel, like Israel, so that all comes to fruition
after Leah’s work is done, like the Church. So then it may be interesting
that the Lord has waited two days of 1,000 years with two extra periods of
seven years until His marriages to the Church and Israel are complete–and
at the conclusion of each period of seven.

The use of 2,007 years from Creation to Abraham and possibly from
Pentecost to the removal of the Church in 2010 is interesting. It seems more
fascinating since by chronology from Creation in 4005 BC to 2017 AD
would total 6,021 years. This comes to three periods of 2,007 years (though
since the Church period is converted to 360-day years, it adds 29 years to
the Hebrew period). Again, is this all an accident or great coincidence?

Then how often does a 360-day year period land on Elul 1 from Pentecost
32 AD anyway? And yet on a period previously demonstrated that started
off the Hebrew Age? There is probably even more here if we dug further,
and hopefully some will. But it all does fit rather neatly; 2,000 years plus
two periods of seven years with each being fulfilled by marriage to the
respective party.

Daniel Matson

Additional Remarks
Arlene, by way of Lee Pierson, sent in an observation to bring even more
clarity to this topic. Here are her comments to Lee:

...But wait, there’s more...he mentions Elul 1, starting the 40-day period of
repentance, which starts Elul 1 and ends on Yom Kippur, 10th Tishri. Do you
know what Elul means? It means “RETURN”, and is called by the Jews, the
“season of return”. And how does Hosea start out this passage?

“Come and let us return unto the Lord”

...so is that cool or what... Hosea seems to be describing this very season for the
Jews...this 40-day season of repentance.

She then did a Google search on Elul season of return to show that this
understanding is pretty clear.

April 6, 32 AD - Palm Sunday => 1 week => April 13 - Resurrection
Sunday => 7 weeks => June 1 - Pentecost

June 1, 32 AD => 2,007 360-day years (2,007 x 360/365.2422 = 1978 years

and 71 days) => August 11, 2010 - Elul 1

June 1, 32 AD => 1978 years => June 1, 2010 => 71 days => August 11,