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DAY YEAR PRINCIPLE

1. In prophecy, what does 'one day' represent?
Read: Ezekiel 4:4-6; Numbers 14:33,34 
 
I have appointed thee each day for __________(4:6)
After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for __________, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise. (14:34)
NOTE: In prophecy, 'one day' is symbolic to 'one year.' This is called the 'day-year principle.'
2. How were Ezekiel 4:6 and Numbers 14:34 written in the original language?
Read: Ezekiel 4:6; Numbers 14:34
(Young's Literal Translation) And thou hast completed these, and hast lain on thy right side, a second time, and hast borne the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days - a day for __________ - a day for __________ I have appointed to thee. (4:6)
(Young's Literal Translation) By the number of the days [in] which ye spied the land, forty days, - a day for __________, a day for __________ - ye do bear your iniquities, forty years, and ye have known my breaking off; (14:34)
NOTE: In the original language, the phrase 'a day for a year' is repeated.
3. In Biblical poetry, what do 'days' represent?
Read: Job 10:5; Job 15:20; Job 32:7; Job 36:11; Deuteronomy 32:7; Psalm 77:5; Psalm 90:9
Are thy days as the days of man? are thy __________ as man's days, (10:5)
If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their __________ in pleasures. (36:11)
NOTE: In Biblical poetry, 'days' and 'years' are often used in parallel, showing they mean the same thing. This confirms the 'day-year principle.'
4. How did Jesus describe the length of the His ministry on earth after the death of John the Baptist?
Read: Luke 13:32,33
And he said to them, Go you, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures __________ and __________, and the __________ I shall be perfected. Nevertheless I must walk __________, and __________, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
NOTE: After the death of John the Baptist, Jesus told the Pharisees that He must continue His ministry 'to day [one day] and to morrow [two days], and the third day [three days].' After His baptism, Jesus ministered among the Jews for 3.5 years, not 3.5 days. And so, 'to day [one day] and to morrow [two days], and the third day [three days]' represents 3 years of Jesus' ministry among the Jews. Jesus Himself applied the 'day-year principle.'
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