Keep this in mind as well;
Rev 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.[/color]
The one aspect regarding this passage is that is may not be entirely scriptural:
Excerpt from 'How We Got the Bible' (http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/topic,5815.15.html):
Now for the last few years Iíve been looking at all these things, about the return of Christ, the millennium and the kingdom and all these things. I havenít written to much about that yet. You know why? Because I donít understand it! But now Iím getting there and here is a Scripture in Revelation.
Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.
v. 3 And he cast him into the bottomless pit (abyss), and shut him up and set a seal on him, that he should deceive the nations no more until the thousand years should be fulfilled. And after that he must be loosed a little season.
That verse gives me a problem, it would take a long time to explain why. Believe me most people that teach and write books on these prophecies, donít have a clue. Not only do they not have the answers, they donít even know what the problems are.
But these verses here;
Rev 20:4 ÖAnd they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
v. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
Both of these verses can not be true, there is a problem here. I racked my brain, in my spare time, but I kept it in the back of my mind for a long time. There is a problem, that wonít work and I canít make it work. It doesnít fit, there is no way to make this thing fit. Then some months ago, now I know why it, ďBut the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finishedĒ wonít fit. Itís not Scripture! Tischendorf has it right there.
-Rev. 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished
Itís not in the Sinaiticus. So I said, okay now weíre moving again. Weíre a little closer to the Truth.
Now in regards to John 19:14 & Mark 15:25, what is the standard numbered hour system for the ancient Jews? What I mean is, at what time does the numbering start (1st hour, 3rd hour, sixth hour, etc.) and when does it end and what numbers are used? Hope that makes sense...I'm just trying to understand, no offense.
Your point about Rev 20:5 is well taken, I wish Ray had expounded on this a little more as this chapter does appear to say that those who are not a part of the first resurrection are raised up after the thousand years.
Here is the entire chapter without verse 5; Revelation 20
1And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years
3And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled
: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
4And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
6Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7And when the thousand years are expired
, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them
: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.It seems that this is saying that after the Millennium there will be another resurrection, doesn't it? I am open to a better interpretation always....
As far as your second point about when the Jewish day begins it actually begins at sunset, that is a new day (24 hour cycle). Entire Jewish days though are divided by nightime (first) daytime (second) so if the sun rises at 6 A.M. the third hour of the day would be 9:00 A.M.
No offense taken!
P.S. Hopefully I will be able to address more comments later.