The Biblical Last Days

God makes known "the end from the beginning" and  "what is still to come."

Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please (Isaiah 46:9-10).

From the beginning the Bible describes God's plan for creation in terms of a seven days.

''Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created'' (Genesis 2:1-4).

This seven day pattern is most pronounced in regard to the Last Days.

Last Days as described in the Old Testament

The Old Testament prophet Isaiah prophesied that in the Last Days the Kingdom of God would be established in Jerusalem, as chief among the nations, Isaiah 2:2-3.

The Old Testament prophet Hosea indicated that in the Last Days Israel would return to their land and seek the Lord their God, Hosea 3:4-5.

Last Days as described in the New Testament

The Apostle Peter said that in the Last Days, God would pour out His spirit on all people and show signs in the heaven and on the earth before the coming great and dreadful Day of the Lord, Acts 2:17-20.

The Apostle Paul wrote that there would be terrible times in the Last Days. People would have a form of godliness but denying its power, 2 Timothy 2:1-5.

The author of Hebrews wrote that the world was already in the Last Days, Hebrews 1:2.

James wrote that people would hoard wealth in the Last Days to their destruction, James 5:3-5.

The Apostle Peter indicated that in the Last Days even religious people would dismiss the idea of Christ's return, 2 Peter 3:3-4.

To God a Day is like a thousand years

The Apostle Peter also said that with God a day is like a thousand years, 2 Peter 3:8.

In the Old Testament Psalms we are told the same thing. To God a thousand years are like a day, Psalm 90:4.

In Hebrews we are told that the seventh day, God's Sabbath-rest, has yet to be fulfilled, Hebrews 4:4-9.  The book of Revelation confirms that the seventh day is a thousand years, Revelation 20:4.

In Conclusion

From the time from Adam to Abraham was about 2,000 years, from Abraham to Christ was about 2,000 years and from Christ to the present about 2,000 years.

Therefore, according to Scripture, the world is approaching the end of 6 Days or about 6,000 years. The last day of God's plan will be Day 7, God's Sabbath-rest and the Day of the Lord.

Richard H Perry

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