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In Hosea 6:2, “two days” and “on the third day” are men-

tioned. These “days” can only be on the scale of 1,000 years to

a day. Scripture contains different time scales. A day can be a

year (seven days (one week) represents seven years) as in the

70th week of Daniel (a period of seven years) (See also Ezek.

4:6.). A day can also be 1,000 years, as in Psalm 90:4,

“For a

thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone


and 2 Peter 3:8,

“With the Lord a day is like a thousand

years, and a thousand years are like a day.”

Thus, we see that God can use a day to symbolize different

units of time. The above days (in Hosea 6:2) cannot be literal

days or even years, for many literal days and years have passed

since Hosea’s time. Hosea himself said this would be the case:

“For the Israelites will live many days without king or


(Hos. 3:4-5).

So Hosea’s “days” are not 24-hour days, or one year days,

but 1,000-year days.


It is both interesting and significant that while He was on

the earth, Christ was rejected from Jerusalem for two days, and

was raised on the third day. The Lord God is making Christ’s

brethren—Israel—a “type” of Himself, and is thoroughly keep-

ing the law for them:

“An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a


As they rejected Christ, so God is rejecting the Israelites

for two days, and will restore them on the third day. Let us

take another look at Hosea 6:2:

“After two days he will revive

us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his


Just as Israel’s Christ was raised on the third day,

Israel itself will be raised on the third day.