Some believe the thousand merely means an indefinite quantity.God seems to be quite fond of numbers. His patterns seem very accurate.
Would God use "fantasy numbers" ?
1 day is a 1000 years is undefined too?
If what you suggest is true I would expect a verse like:
(Deuteronomy 7:9) Know therefore that LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with those who love him and keep his commandments to limitless/418/many generations,
2 Peter 3:8 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.
Good point , Shawn.
Now the question is what "like" exactly means. Unquantified number?
1 day obviously never can be a 1000 years. But in God's "plan of the week" it looks like that.
There seems to be at least some support for the 1 day is exactly 1000 years idea. If we take Bishop Usher's 6000 years calculation:
Adam - year 0 - Sunday
Babylon - year 1000 - Monday
Ten Commandments or Abraham recieving the 1st Convenant (Sorry, can't remember) - year 2000 - 40th Jubilee - Tuesday
Jesus Ministry - year 4000 - 80th Jubilee - Wednesday
Jesus return - year 6000 - 120
th Jubilee. - Saturday
(Genesis 6:3) And LORD said, My spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he also is flesh. Yet shall his days be a hundred and twenty
If Jesus returns in the year 6000 and rules a 1000 years it means He rules the 6th day. Saturday. Sabbath.
(Luke 6:5) And he said to them, The Son of man is lord also of the Sabbath
120th Jubiliee = 10x12 = Perfection of divine order x Perfection of government. Or 3x40.http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/documents/The%20Significance%20of%20Numbers%20in%20Scripture.htm
Of course nothing can be proved as a fact until it actually happens; but imo the above shows the 1 day=1000 years theory has several Scriptual witnesses.