He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, That we may live before Him (Hosea 6:2)
At the risk of being accused of trying to predict exactly when the second coming of the Lord will happen, I would like to offer another rapture theory. We are looking for the imminent, pre-tribulation return of Jesus Christ. Only God, of course, knows the exact day or hour (Matthew 24:36), but Jesus told us to recognize the season when; "He is near, right at the door. (Matthew 24: 33).
The Prophet Hosea prophesied about 750 b.c. God's rebuke upon the house (nation) of Israel; "I will go away and return to My place until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me." (Hosea 5:6) Like many Old Testament prophecies, this prophecy could have a dual fulfillment. God used the Assyrian nation to chastise Israel and Judah in 732 b.c. and maybe the yet to come 7 year tribulation period will be a second fulfillment of Hosea's prophecy.
In Hosea 6:1-2, we read of Israel's response to God's rebuke; "Come, let us return to the Lord, for He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us. He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, that we may live before Him." Maybe these two days also represent two thousand years of the present Church age. In 2 Peter 2:8, we read; "...that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day." (See also Psalm 90:4)
It has been about two thousand years since the Church age began as recorded in Acts Chapter 2. Could this be the two days of Hosea's prophecy ending with the tribulation period and then followed by the third day, representing the Millennium or thousand year kingdom? Again, it's just a theory!