What is implied when Peter writes, “one day is like a thousand years” (2 Pet 3:8)? Is this a literal thousand years? We have been taught to believe that; I for one have never questioned it before. We also have to determine the context and how broad we can apply it. This study started out as a quick look-up of this phrase but, as I studied, I realized that it is a key to understanding some of the Bible prophecies.
Many Messianic believers have become accustomed to use the “standard Jewish” annual cycle of weekly readings from the 5 Books of Moshe, plus extracts from the remainder of the Tanak, coupled perhaps with parallel readings from the B’rit Chadashah. However it seems common cause that, particularly after a few years, the readers or congregation begin to feel that “there’s just so much” in a week’s parasha that there isn’t enough time to study it properly. The more you understand, the more questions you have and the more understanding you seek. This Enquiry arises out of such a situation, and presents some options.