Questions and Answers: 2000 Years Reckoned?

Hosea 5:15‑6:2  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 8
Ques. A Californian asks about the January editorial concerning the prophecy of Hos. 5:15 to 6:2. What is the point from which the 2000 years is to be reckoned?
Ans. To the Lord be all the praise that you have found the "Christian Treasury" to be a blessing to you over the past several months. Now I reply to your question concerning "the point from which the 2000 years is to be reckoned. Should it be reckoned from the birth of Christ, the death of Christ, the day of Pentecost, the turning away from Israel by Paul in Acts, or the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A. D.?" I do not believe we can state the time quite so exactly. It is important to remember that the Church is a called-out heavenly people and time does not relate to heaven. However we are chosen and called from the earth and all that takes place here does interest us and God has revealed much concerning Israel His earthly people. One verse that impresses me much as a help to your question is Gal. 4:4, "But when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law." We notice that the Son came on time the first time and we can be sure He will come on time (God's time) the second time. I am glad that you understand something about the dispensations and I will just say that I believe that they overlap. Your very questions show this and the book of Acts is referred to in this way in Heb. 9:10 where it is called the time of reformation.