Olubi Johnson

Hosea 6:2-3
After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

After 2 days? What is the present truth of this statement?

We need to understand that one day here refers to a thousand years so after 2 days means after two-thousand years from the birth of Christ.

2 Pet 3:8
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that
one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Secular history reveals that Christ was born about 4 B.C. so after 2 days would have started about 1995/6.

What is the difference between the third day and after 2 days? On the surface they seem to be the same. However when you consider a natural 24 hour day the difference becomes clear: After 2 days refers to any time after midnight while the 3rd. day refers to the dawning of the new day usually after 6.00 a.m. in the morning.

It is with this subtle but profound understanding of a natural day that we can understand where the church is presently on God’s time-table and what the Spirit is currently saying to the Church.

Rom 1:20
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his

Rev 2:29
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

If 1995/6 was the midnight hour between the end of the 2nd. millennium and the beginning of the 3rd. millennium from Christ then what is the time now in the year 2001?

By divine revelation we take 1 year to represent 1 hour during the transition years from 2nd. millennium to the 3rd. millennium: about 1990-2000. This interpretation will no longer be valid after the new day has dawned: after about 2002-2003 A.D.

In the Word of God we find God taking a day to represent a year or a week to represent a year or a day to represent a millennium.

Num 14:34
After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.

2 Pet 3:8
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Luke 13:32
And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

Dan 9:24-27
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

Rev 9:15
And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

So we see that now in early 2001 A.D. we will be about 5.30 A.M.: just before dawn it is still dark but the perfect or Zion church is about to arise and shine. This truth is typified in the story of Ruth and Boaz. Ruth represents the perfect Church and Boaz represents the Lord Jesus Christ who eventually marries Ruth. In Ruth 3: 7, 14 we see what Ruth does between midnight and the dawning of the day:

Ruth 3:7-8
And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn: and she came softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down. And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet.

Ruth 3:14
And she lay at his feet until the morning: and she rose up before one could know another. And he said, Let it not be known that a woman came into the floor.

So right now the Church going into perfection should be lying at Jesus’feet: uncovering His feet, which is symbolic of His walk:

I Jn 2:5-6
But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

Just before dawn, which really is, any time now, the perfect Church will arise and shine with the glory of God with miracles, signs and wonders.

Isa 60:1
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. (KJV)

John 2:11
This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.