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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

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(Sabbath)

Jeremiah 17:21 (b) This time of rest was a picture of the real and true rest which the believer has in JESUS CHRIST. CHRIST is the true Sabbath. All the other sabbaths were a picture of Him. They pointed forward to Him. In these days CHRIST JESUS invites us in the words, "Come unto Me" - "I will give you rest." This rest is described more fully in Hebrews, chapter3and chapter4. (See also Colossians 2:16-17).

-(of wrath; Job 20:28);

-(of temptation Hebrews 3:8);

-(of trouble Psalm 102:2);

-(of the Lord1Th5:2).

All of these days represent an unspecified length of time in which certain conditions exist as described by the word that is used. The expression "day of the Lord" refers particularly to the time when the Lord JESUS is ruling and reigning, exercising His authority. He calls this "my day" in John 8:56.

Day (numerical). For an explanation of the expression "forty days" and other expressions wherein other numbers are used, see under "NUMBERS."

Ecclesiastes 7:1 (c) This probably refers to the time when the blessings of life have accumulated and the rewards for faithful service are given the Christian. Death takes him to his reward.

Isaiah 7:17 (c) Probably this refers to times when the wicked prosper, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and there seem to be no signs of sorrow.

John 9:4 (b) Here is a reference to the few years in which the Saviour lived on earth. He walked among men as the light of life and gave light on the mysteries of life.

1 Thessalonians 5:4 (b) By this is indicated the time when our Lord shall return to earth as the Sun of Righteousness to scatter the clouds of unbelief and the dark shadows of sin.


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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Day'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/wdt/d/day.html. 1957.

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Sunday, August 25th, 2019
the Week of Proper 16 / Ordinary 21
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