This is the next instalment in my series on the number seven in the Bible. It is still fascinating.
In Genesis 6:3 God says that the number of years for man will be limited to 120. Some scholars take this number and multiply it with the number of years in a Jubilee cycle, which is 50. 120 x 50 = 6000 years for man. It is interesting to note that 2015 marks the 120th Jubilee.
In Revelation the reign of Christ Jesus for a thousand years is alluded to at least six times.
4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They[a] had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.
The Angel also binds Saten for, 1000 years. So many scholars have written about this topic I don’t feel the need to repeat it. I just wanted combine a few of my favorite things into one.
I studied Genesis and the timeline of Adam up to Noah, as well as a variety of dates and times up to Jesus.
I studied Daniel’s prophecy of the 400 years between testaments as well as actual fulfilled history.
I studied Revelation and the Seven Ages of the church a day the history up to today and combined a few of these ideas into my idea of a chart. It’s so not perfect but I had fun compiling it