We are recognizing the end of the second millennium and the beginning of the third millennium since Christ. However, according to our Biblical view, there were four (4) millenniums before Christ, two since Christ and the seventh about to be entered. Seven is the number of Spiritual completeness or Spiritual perfection. For emphasis, Psalm 12:6-7 speak of the Spiritual perfection and preservation of the Scriptures. Seven is the number of days God assigned to a week. Seven is the number used to illustrate the attributes of the Holy Spirit: Isaiah 11:2 and Revelation 1:4. Just for your own enlightenment, take a concordance and look up every reference to seven in the book of Revelation. You will be amazed. Are you ready for Y7K?
Look at Matthew 1:1-17 which gives the genealogy of Jesus from Abraham to His birth. Then notice that the writer does some math for us in verse 17: "So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen (2x7) generations: and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations (2x7 again): and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations." (2x7 again). Isn't that amazing? God timed these events with the number of Spiritual perfection. By the way, eight is the number of new beginnings. Would you like to guess what takes place for believers after the seventh millennium is finished? HEAVEN!
A dispensation is a period of time in which God worked with a particular people in a particular way according to His divine purpose. See Ephesians 1:10, 3:2 and Colossians 1:25 and notice especially Ephesians 1:10 which states, "That in the dispensation of the fulness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even unto Him:" Do you realize that is the seventh dispensation and it is called "the fulness of times"? Are you ready for Y7K?
Here is the Biblical picture I am trying to paint for you concerning Y7K and, please note: I AM NOT SETTING A DATE FOR THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST! I am simply telling you that Y7K is the setting for the coming of Christ and fits well with the Divine number of Spiritual perfection. His coming may be a month, a year, years. Are you ready?
|Four thousand years from creation to Christ:||4000|
|Two thousand years from incarnation of Christ:||2000|
|Seven year tribulation beginning at Christ's coming:||7|
|Thousand year Millennial reign of Christ:||1000|
Please note that these figures are approximate with the exceptions being the seven year tribulation and the thousand year Millennial reign of Christ. 1 Thess. 4:13 through 5:11 should be read. Again, Are you ready for Y7K?