Hi BruceWith respect to you Hos 6:2 has NOTHING to do with 1 Thess 4:16-17 and the reason being is that Hos 6 was spoken to the Jews and 1 Thess 4 was spoken to the Church, clearly the both MUST be seperated.Hos 6:2 After two days (2000 years) will he revive us: in the third day (millenium) he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.The Nation Israel has been set aside for approx this last 2000 years as God deals with the Church.Matt 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you (Israel) and given to a nation (The Church) bringing forth the fruits thereof.Matt 23:39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.Rev 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
This is not to the Church, the Church did not peirce Him.
Zec 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
Again this is not to the Church but to the house of David and to whom, that peirced Him.
Here is another "type" of the two days (2000 years) but there are many more in scripture.
John 4:40 So when the Samaritans (A "type" of the Gentiles, Church) were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days (A "type" of the 2000 years of the Church)
4:41 And many more believed because of his own word;
4:42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
4:43 Now after two days (2000 years of the Church) he departed thence, and went into Galilee (Back to the Jews, to raise them up, on the third day to live in His sight)
Now as for 1 Thess 4:16-17, this is to the Church and is disscribing the pre tribulation rapture.
Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel !!! until !!! the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
UNTIL, the full number of the Church be come in at the pre trib rapture.
Rom 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
AFTER the rapture it is back to the Jews (who have been blinded in part) in the 70th week of Daniel and after those seven years (end of this age) they will be raised up on the third day and they shall live in His sight. Remember the Church is removed seven years before the end of this age.
Rom 11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
Heb 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
After those days of the tribulation.
Eze 37:26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
Zec 13:8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
This preparation of the Jews happens through the seven years of the tribulation and after the seven years they will be raised up and shall live in his sight.
So it is inperative that we seperate the Church and Israel.
Dan 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon THY people (Jews) and upon THY holy city (Jeruslem) to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.