THE DIVINE DAY HYPOTHESIS
Written by: JOL III. December 13, 2022
DIVINE DAY 1
DIVINE DAY 2
DIVINE DAY 3
DIVINE DAY 4
DIVINE DAY 5
DIVINE DAY 6
DIVINE DAY 7
The Divine Day Hypothesis states that there are seven (7) Divine Days of Time, each day comprised of seven (7) 1000 year periods (or Ages) of darkness followed by an equal seven (7) 1000 year periods (or Ages) of light, of which we are currently residing in the 3rd Divine Day. The 1st and 2nd Divine Days precede the six diminutive days of creation week as described by Moses in Genesis 1:1-31.
The foundation for this hypothesis is built on the understanding that God’s ways are higher than our ways and yet, he has given us all the information we need to outline his entire plan - from ages past to the very end (Isaiah 46:9-10). Not only has he given us the order of events for his plan, but he also has given us his mathematical formula for the duration of those events according to his standard of measurement. Naturally, it is much greater and profound than our standard of measurement. In the Old Testament, King David wrote, “A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night (Psalm 90:4),” and in the New Testament, the Apostle Peter wrote, “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day (2 Peter 3:8).” Although it is clear that the grammatical usage here is figurative and poetic, a literal interpretation does not appear to contradict scripture. Rather, scripture supports such an interpretation in its greater context. An example of this is that the 1000 year millennial reign of Jesus is equated to our (future) "sabbath" rest as referenced by the writer of the book of Hebrews. Therefore, we have two witnesses in the Bible that confirm God’s perspective that 1 day is equal to 1000 years and/or 1000 years is equal to 1 day. Interpreting these verses to mean that God is merely outside of time alone undermines God's will to operate or even be confined to operate within it to accomplish his purpose. There are numerous examples of this in scripture, especially in the life of Jesus where he often delayed action because "his time had not yet come."
This is how he has declared the end from the beginning: From Genesis 1, we know that God created for six days, then rested on the seventh day. The order of creation week is what is important here since a day is only defined by evening and morning rather than a specific duration of time (i.e., 24 hours). This order of events is the blueprint by which God completes his work and then rests, which can be applied not only to every week, but also on a millennial scale where 6000 years represents working and the 7th 1000 years represents resting. Every day has two parts; a dark portion (evening) and a light portion (morning). Consequently, as God launched creation week with light and proceeded to create then rest altogether for a total of 7000 years, there was an equal period of 7000 years without light preceding it when God was not creating. Is it possible to see evidence of this in scripture?
In Genesis 1:1-3 we read, “In the Beginning God [stop 1] created the Heavens and the Earth [stop 2]. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters [stop 3]. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). Each [stop] signifies half of a DIVINE DAY and for 7000 years, the eternal God awaited creating after he set time into motion. This was the dark portion and the very first evening in DIVINE DAY 1. Then for 7000 years he created the Heavens and the Earth. This was the day portion or very 1st morning in DIVINE DAY 1. After which, we find that God was “hovering” over the face of the deep dark waters for 7000 years (2nd evening - DIVINE DAY 2). In other words, during this time, he was not creating, but rather hovering over darkness. Then, he said let there be light and proceeded to create the rest of creation for 6000 years and then rest for 1000 years (2nd morning - DIVINE DAY 2).
Did you ever wonder how God created Adam in the 6th day and within one 24 hour period, Adam named all the animals, found no suitable helper among them for which God then made Eve out of him while he slept? All in one literal 24 hour day? Only then to find them disobeying God shortly thereafter, within days? It would have been practically impossible, unless Adam being in an immortal state had some sort of super powers which could have accelerated his search to find a helper - and maybe so. However, a more likely scenario is that God created Adam in the latter part of the 6th millennium of God's Work Week (or creation week) where Adam would have had perhaps hundreds of years to encounter all of God's creatures and name them all finding not one suitable helper among them. Upon which, God made Eve out of him (prophetically foreshadowing Jesus' soon union with the church - which is his body) and joined them together during his millennial rest (which God will fulfill as the church is unified with Jesus during his millennial reign). Afterwards, the Bible says God was walking "in the garden in the cool of the day" (Gen 3:8), indicating perhaps that it was twilight and the brink of a new DIVINE DAY, where the light of day was fading and Adam (leaving his father and cleaving to his wife) was now more susceptible to temptation by Satan. The result being that Eve was deceived and Adam, choosing his wife over God, blatantly disobeyed him and fell out of fellowship with him. Consequently, man's mortality had began because death had then entered into the world (Romans 5:12). An important spiritual principle can be derived by this and that is that while we are in God's presence, sin is absent, but when we are left to our own devices outside of God's presence, sin will most assuredly ensue.
Death was now inevitable to all of creation, but did Adam die as God said he would within that 24 hour period? It can be argued that Adam died spiritually and that certainly is true (because we are dead in our trespasses and sins according to Ephesians 2:1), but he did not die physically and therefore it can be argued that God is a liar. However, we know that God is not a liar. Adam lived to be 930 years old according to Genesis 5:5. If we apply God's mathematical formula of 1 day =1000 years, then God's word is proven to be true because Adam died before he reached 1000 years of age (which would be a full day from God's perspective). So, Adam did die in his first day of mortality as God said he would. Let God be true and every man a liar! Now, from the start of man's mortality until now, it has been nearly 6000 years of darkness (3rd evening - DIVINE DAY 3). Once this evening is over, the Day of the Lord will dawn and God will once again create, this time creating a New Heavens and a New Earth (Revelation 21:1) (3rd morning - DIVINE DAY 3).
Below are the illustrations of each DIVINE DAY.
DIVINE DAY 1
In the beginning
and the EARTH
"Father, Son & Holy Spirit"
This illustration shows God's eternal existence prior to any (known) work of his hands. At some point in the mind of God (indicated by the red X above), he launched time into motion, then create the Heavens, which is our first reference of God working (Genesis 1:1) because he "created" the Heavens. God created the Heavens first, but no detail is provided and this comes after a period of unknown time, which according to his plan during creation week would have been preceded by a period of darkness. There is no amount of time specified for how long it took God to create it. However, we do know from the scriptures that the Heavens were not empty because of the angels that inhabit it (Job 38:4-7). We also know that there were sequential events that transpired, such as the fall of Satan (LUKE 10:18) and those angels who rebelled against God (2 Peter 2:4), meaning that TIME was set into motion even without the measuring rod of the sun/moon that we utilize today. An important question arises here. Was time set into motion when he created the Heavens or at some point prior? We do not have an explicit answer in scripture, but our hope is that an answer will be illuminated as we continue our study. At the very least, we can say that we have been introduced to the concept of duality as it relates to God's action - God not creating (which is first in order or primary) and God creating (which is second in order or secondary). This is not only demonstrated by God creating and not creating, but with the creation of the Heavens and the Earth, both out of chaos or nothingness.
DIVINE DAY 2
The earth was without form and void,
and darkness was over the face of the waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
GOD'S WORK WEEK
The next part of the verse in 1:1 describes the Earth as "without form and void," and indicates the prevalence of darkness within the primary - "God not creating" shown in DIVINE DAY 1. In fact, we see at this position in time God's Spirit "hovering" over the Earth. Therefore, He is not creating and no time span is indicated for the duration. However, the plural usage of the word seems to indicate that it extended for a period time. We should also take note that the descriptive words of "without form and void," and "darkness" are exclusive to the Earth and not of the Heavens, so the Heavens were not without form and void, and darkness was not prevalent there. Clearly, the Heavens contain in them now as well as at that time, created beings of which light is an attribute. The Earth would have been the appropriate place for God to cast out of Heaven rebellious angels (2 Peter 2:4) and throw them into the Abyss, which they will later be released out of as beings of darkness (Rev 11:7). Next, we again see God creating (secondary) in verses 1:3-31, which starts with "Let there be light," and there was light. Where? Everywhere? Certainly not in the Heavens where God's presence (where he is the Father of lights and there is no shadow of turning according to James 1:17) was already made manifest, but rather there was no light on the Earth or within the firmament, since he did not create the sun, moon and stars until the 4th diminutive day. Despite that fact, God provided the light during each morning. In the illustration above, evening and morning are represented on each diminutive day by both the crescent moon and sun icons. From this demonstration, we now have the order and sequence of events within the secondary portion of a DIVINE DAY, which equates to 7 days: six days of creating and a separate 7th day of rest. If we have the order for the secondary, then we also have the order and duration for the primary. This is reflected in DIVINE DAY 3. Man's Work Week (primary) reflects the same order and duration as the preceding God's Work Week in DIVINE DAY 2 (secondary). In it, we have 6 days of man creating (though blind and wandering in darkness) and a separate 7th day (yet future), where man will rest just as God previously rested after he worked for six days (Heb 4:9-11).
We not only have the order, but God also created the measuring rod by which we count time - our revolution around the Sun. He did this specifically on day 4 of creation week in the latter half of Divine Day 2. Additionally, we have been given an additional measuring rod in the book of Leviticus called the Jubilee, which is a 50 year cycle of observing 7 sets of 7 years for a total of 49 years and a hallowed 50th year. This cycle is used like the second hand on clock to demonstrate the progression of time throughout the AGES from God's perspective. The beginning of this measurement is indicated by the red X above. Working backwards from the date of the fall of Adam in 3,970 B.C., that takes us to the year 7,970 B.C. for the start date for the creation of the sun, moon and stars. From this, we can surmise that the starting point of time, provided that God used the same measurement in his mind during the previous DIVINE DAYS, would be 31,970 B.C. Of course, this is purely conjecture as there is absolutely no way to prove this notion. However, it is logical as we apply the Jubilee Cycle to Divine Day 1 and 2, assuming God was counting time in the same fashion that he prescribed for his chosen people to observe.
DIVINE DAY 3
man's work week
RAPTURE & TRIBULATION
GOD WILL REST
Now that we have the order, and the measurement of time (as we understand it by the duration of light and darkness of a day (or one revolution of the earth relative to the sun), we can apply it to all of the DIVINE DAYS, past, present and future. Each diminutive day (evening and morning) or Age lasts for period of 1000 years and each light and dark period lasts for a period of 500 years. That means that from God's perspective, the order and duration of the 7 diminutive days during creation week and the subsequent fulfillment of this order throughout history (or Man's Work Week) reveals the order and duration of time for both the light portion and dark portion of an entire DIVINE DAY. The 7th is separated as holy to the Lord (pictured in the center). As we have already discussed, this time duration is confirmed in Psalm 90:4 and again in 2 Peter 3:8. Each 1000 year period is represented by the predominate figure of that time period. The Apostle John describes the period we are in as the "darkness" in which Jesus was coming into. "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:5)." Matthew also confirmed this when he wrote, "...the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned (Matthew 4:16)." This further proves that this current period of 6 thousand years that we are currently residing in is a time of darkness. Just as those prior to Jesus awaited in darkness for his coming, we too, await in darkness not only for his second coming and millennial reign on the Earth, but we long for the dawning of the Day of the Lord, because in it, God will be operational yet again. His Spirit will no longer be "striving" with man as we know it currently is as stated in Genesis 6:3, nor will there be a need for God's Spirit to be "hovering" over the Earth. In the simplest of terms, when it is evening, God is not working (rather he is hovering), but when it is morning, he is doing amazing things!
After the millennial reign of Jesus, Revelation 20:7 states, "And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison and come out to deceive the nations..." This act of Satan correlates to the first event in the 1st day or 1000 years of Man's Work Week when he deceived Eve in the Garden of Eden, only now it is on a multi-national level. There is no duration of time stated for how long Satan will deceive, but it is quite possible that it will take a considerable amount of time, perhaps 1000 years, as his cohorts (the "beast" and "false prophet") will have already been thrown into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 19:20), which will undoubtably weaken his power. Then, he will gather them for battle against the Saints governing from Jerusalem with Jesus. This information is also given to us without any time duration, so it is quite possible that it will take Satan a considerable amount of time to coordinate his coalition of nations that he has deceived to launch an initiative against Jesus and his holy ones ruling from the Holy City. We will be quite powerful, so he will need to carefully plan. And just as we saw God destroy the wicked in the second millennium of history by sending rain from Heaven to blot every living thing from the Earth, God will send fire from Heaven, this time (because he promised not to use water again) in the second millennium of the Day of the Lord (or Divine Day 3 - latter half) to consume them all. After which, Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were thrown prior to Jesus' millennial reign. After this, the judgement occurs and death and hades are also thrown into the lake of fire. Again, there is no time duration given for these events, but we must be cautious not to assume that they happen instantaneously or in short order. These events do seem to correlate to their symmetrical opposition within the DIVINE DAY. The first correlation we already mentioned, Satan's deception of the nations with his deception of Eve. The next one mentioned is Fire from Heaven that consumes them, which correlates to the Flood when all creation was consumed by water. The final is the judgement of the dead, which correlates to the judgement of Israel for those that did not believe God and were consequently prevented from entering the promised land.
After the judgement, God creates a new Heavens and Earth. Again, no time duration is stated in the scriptures for this event, but the logical conclusion from the patterns already established is that since half of the light portion of this DIVINE DAY 3 will have expired by this time, there will only be 4,000 years left and 1,000 of it, God will rest as he normally does, which leaves 3,000 years for this work to be completed.
DIVINE DAY 4
"It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End."
2nd Adam - Jesus
NEW JERUSALEM COMING DOWN OUT OF HEAVEN
This DIVINE DAY 4 is a special one because after God creates both the New Heavens and a New Earth at the end of DIVINE DAY 3, Jesus who is the 2nd Adam is now on the Earth since he had already established his kingdom on the Earth during his millennial reign, which will last forever (Rev 11:15). At the same time, His beloved and betrothed bride now resides in the Heavens and is the "New Jerusalem" that comes down out of heaven from God prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Revelation 21:3-6 states, "And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. And he who was seated on the throne said, 'Behold, I am making all things new.' Also, he said...It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.'" From these verses we can see that God is doing again what he has already done before. When he came before he said that he was coming "to make all things new." This was a reference to the new covenant of grace that he established, which is a foreshadow of the new Heavens and Earth. Then, he said "it is done!" Sound familiar? This is a reference to his statement on the cross, "It is finished!" His atoning sacrifice was his payment for our betrothal that foreshadows a time when we will celebrate the anniversary of that life changing event, with a marriage anniversary! Wow! Only this is a reversal from what previously occurred in our history wherein Jesus descended and was Emmanuel, "God with us." Here, Jesus will be the one waiting for us to descend just as his did, because what the "Head" (being Jesus) has already done, the "Body" (being the Church) will follow.
The latter half of this DIVINE DAY 4 contains within it "the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. The will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever" (Rev 22:1-5). We know this is the latter - day portion of this Divine Day because it says "night will be no more." So, we can surmise that at the conclusion of night in this DIVINE DAY 4, Jesus and his servants will enter Heaven again and God himself will be our light!
The final DIVINE DAYS 5, 6 and 7 need to be studied further as to how they relate to Revelation 22, but since we have such agreeable symmetry for the previous 4 DIVINE DAYS to the blueprint God outlined in Genesis 1, we believe there is more wonderful things God will do in these next 3 DIVINE DAYS, that not only fulfill the plan he has already given to us, but will be beyond what our minds can possibly conceive!
DIVINE DAY 5
DIVINE DAY 6
DIVINE DAY 7