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  1. Early Protestant theologians widely accepted the year-day interpretation. Here is a list of some who promoted the Historicist interpretation: John Wycliffe, John Knox, William Tyndale, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, Philip Melanchthon, Isaac Newton, Jan Hus, John Foxe, John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, Charles Finney, C. H. Spurgeon, Matthew Henry, Adam Clarke, Albert Barnes, and Bishop Thomas Newton.

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  2. Just finished a study on Noah and the flood and it’s amazing what God can reveal in numbers with their meaning, and so since I am all about numbers I will share what God has led me to see.
    So in Genesis 7 & 8, we are given some numbers that speak meaning,

    Gen 7: 6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. We are also told in verse 11 it says this: 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

    1. Okay, with Noah it says when he was 600 in verse 6 and 11 when the flood came to destroy sin from the earth the first time. And notice in verse 11 it gives the date of the 2nd month which in the solar calendar can have 29 days + 17 = 46 of which 40 is about purification, and 6 stands for creation in six days, and man was created on the 6th day, of which both were being wiped out with water that was dealt with on the 2nd day of creation. As far as Noah being 600 it lines up with the allotment of time for sin to run its corse on earth when you add another zero, we are told that it will be about 6000 years that sin will run its coarse before sin is ended, only this time will be by fire, and notice this in these quotes below and notice in 2Peter 3 in the last quote.

    “The great plan of redemption results in fully bringing back the world into God’s favor. All that was lost by sin is restored. Not only man but the earth is redeemed, to be the eternal abode of the obedient. For six thousand years Satan has struggled to maintain possession of the earth. Now God’s original purpose in its creation is accomplished. “The saints of the Most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.” [2] – {AH 539.3}

    “The great controversy between Christ and Satan, that has been carried forward for nearly six thousand years, is soon to close; and the wicked one redoubles his efforts to defeat the work of Christ in man’s behalf and to fasten souls in his snares. To hold the people in darkness and impenitence till the Saviour’s mediation is ended, and there is no longer a sacrifice for sin, is the object which he seeks to accomplish. – {GC 518.1}

    “The Earth Redeemed—The great plan of redemption results in fully bringing back the world into God’s favor. All that was lost by sin is restored. Not only man but the earth is redeemed, to be the eternal abode of the obedient. For six thousand years Satan has struggled to maintain possession of the earth. Now God’s original purpose in its creation is accomplished. “The saints of the Most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.” Daniel 7:18. – {Hvn 78.5}

    “But the word of God had not failed; neither did it meet its final accomplishment in the occupation of Canaan by the Jewish people. “To Abraham and his seed were the promises made.” Galatians 3:16. Abraham himself was to share the inheritance. The fulfillment of God’s promise may seem to be long delayed—for “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (2 Peter 3:8); it may appear to tarry; but at the appointed time “it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:3. The gift to Abraham and his seed included not merely the land of Canaan, but the whole earth. So says the apostle, “The promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.” Romans 4:13. And the Bible plainly teaches that the promises made to Abraham are to be fulfilled through Christ. All that are Christ’s are “Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”—heirs to “an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away”—the earth freed from the curse of sin. Galatians 3:29; 1 Peter 1:4. For “the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High;” and “the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” Daniel 7:27; Psalm 37:11. – {PP 169.4}

    2. Gen 7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

    Just as seven is the number of creation and perfection, so is 40 the number of purification from sin, we see a pair of 40s, just as there was a pair who fell into sin, some time after creation week. And so for 40 days and nights these 8 souls went through a storm, of which can be a picture of trials. Of which led me to this statement.

    Christ desires nothing so much as to redeem His heritage from the dominion of Satan. But before we are delivered from Satan’s power without, we must be delivered from his power within. The Lord permits trials in order that we may be cleansed from earthliness, from selfishness, from harsh, unchristlike traits of character. He suffers the deep waters of affliction to go over our souls in order that we may know Him and Jesus Christ whom He has sent, in order that we may have deep heart longings to be cleansed from defilement, and may come forth from the trial purer, holier, happier. Often we enter the furnace of trial with our souls darkened with selfishness; but if patient under the crucial test, we shall come forth reflecting the divine character. When His purpose in the affliction is accomplished, “He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.” Psalm 37:6. – {COL 174.3}

    3. Gen 8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
    4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

    So here we have again a date given that shows a picture of sanctification and salvation. In verse 4 we have the 7th month + 17th day= 24, and so you have a pair of 12’s which is the number of salvation, you have the pair Adam and Eve in the garden, who needed saving, Old and New Testament church you have two 12s, 12 foundations of the city and 12 gates.
    And isn’t it interesting that on the 7th month, the ark rested on the mount, just like God rested on the 7th day at creation? And both the ark and the ark of the covenant both sat on top of a mountain and both were used in the process of salvation.
    So if you add the days of the seventh month there are 31 days +17= 48, there were as stated 40 days and nights of rain and storms and there were 8 souls on the ark. And 8 is the number of circumcision and was an outward sign of cutting off of sin, and so Noah and his family of 8 were being cut off from a world of sin, and again 40 is the number of purification.

    4. Gen 8: 13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.
    14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was
    the earth dried. 15 And God spake unto Noah, saying,
    16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee.

    Gen 8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

    The reason I post these two sets of text together is that they have something in common they both deal with the number fifty. 50 is the number of the year of Jubilee, of which is called setting the captive free. In Israel’s time it was debts and salves. When Jesus comes it will be the dead and all from the power of sin and death.
    And so in verse 13 we see 600 again, and you have 3 ones, of which the three ones is a picture of the God head present with Noah, at the new beginning, just as they were at beginning of creation in [Gen 1:2 Deep= Father see Hab 3:10, spirit= Holy Spirit, over water = Jesus.]
    And again we go back to the 2nd month, in verse 14, in which the waters have dried up and there is dry ground, just as was brought about on the 2nd day of creation. And so if you once again count the days of the second month which can be 29 + 27 (in verse 14)= 56, 50 = year of Jubilee, which was a year to set free, 6= man, or Noah’s family off the ark. And we see three 50’s in 150, at work, 3= God head, 50 = setting free by drying up the earth.

    And so we see a great parallel between creation and the recreation of the world at the flood, along with the numbers and their meanings in the story. So here is some info on the year of Jubilee that I find very interesting, in which God keeps sin in check with in Israel and notice how the earth belongs to God. And one might say that the flood was a type of the year of Jubilee.
    10=Law. 7= Sabbath rest and perfection.
    “On the tenth day of the seventh month, in the Day of Atonement,” the trumpet of the jubilee was sounded. Throughout the land, wherever the Jewish people dwelt, the sound was heard, calling upon all the children of Jacob to welcome the year of release. (On the great Day of Atonement satisfaction was made for the sins of Israel, and with gladness of heart the people would welcome the jubilee. )– {PP 533.3}
    As in the sabbatical year, the land was not to be sown or reaped, and all that it produced was to be regarded as the rightful property of the poor. Certain classes of Hebrew slaves—all who did not receive their liberty in the sabbatical year—were now set free. But that which especially distinguished the year of jubilee was the reversion of all landed property to the family of the original possessor. By the special direction of God the land had been divided by lot. After the division was made no one was at liberty to trade his estate. Neither was he to sell his land unless poverty compelled him to do so, and then, whenever he or any of his kindred might desire to redeem it, the purchaser must not refuse to sell it; and if unredeemed, it would revert to its first possessor or his heirs in the year of jubilee. – {PP 533.4}
    The Lord declared to Israel: “The land shall not be sold forever: for the land is Mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with Me.” Leviticus 25:23. The people were to be impressed with the fact that it was God’s land which they were permitted to possess for a time; that He was the rightful owner, the original proprietor, and that He would have special consideration made for the poor and unfortunate. It was to be impressed upon the minds of all that the poor have as much right to a place in God’s world as have the more wealthy. – {PP 534.1}
    Such were the provisions made by our merciful Creator, to lessen suffering, to bring some ray of hope, to flash some gleam of sunshine, into the life of the destitute and distressed. – {PP 534.2}
    The Lord would place a check upon the inordinate love of property and power. Great evils would result from the continued accumulation of wealth by one class, and the poverty and degradation of another. Without some restraint the power of the wealthy would become a monopoly, and the poor, though in every respect fully as worthy in God’s sight, would be regarded and treated as inferior to their more prosperous brethren. The sense of this oppression would arouse the passions of the poorer class. There would be a feeling of despair and desperation which would tend to demoralize society and open the door to crimes of every description. The regulations that God established were designed to promote social equality. The provisions of the sabbatical year and the jubilee would, in a great measure, set right that which during the interval had gone wrong in the social and political economy of the nation. – {PP 534.3}

    (Notice on the great day of Atonement above of which had to do with sanctification )
    Well there is another Great day spoken of in
    Rev 16:14

    “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭16‬:‭14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    And this great day spoken of is the Sabbath, on which the final battle will be fought over and will show who is truly sanctified and sealed and delivered from sin because they have been wise in building their characters after the pattern shown in God’s Word, just as Noah built the ark after the patten God gave him.

    We can also see this wisdom of choosing in the parable found in Matt 25

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