SEVEN FEAST DAYS which God instituted for His chosen nation of Israel are discussed throughout the Bible both in the Old and the New Testaments. However, only in one place (Leviticus Chapter Twenty-Three) are all seven holy days listed in chronological order. These holidays are called "the Feasts of the Lord" which simply means that they belong to God and are His holy days given for Israel to observe.
The term "feasts" in Hebrew literally means "appointed times." God has carefully planned and orchestrated the timing and sequence of each of these seven feasts to reveal to us a special story. These feasts (often called "holy convocations") are intended to be a time of meeting between God and man for "holy purposes." Since these seven feasts of the Lord are "appointed times" for "holy purposes," they carry with them great sacredness and solemnity.
These SEVEN FEASTS are (1) The Feast of the PASSOVER, (2) The Feast of the UNLEAVENED BREAD, (3) The Feast of the FIRST FRUITS (4) The Feast of WEEKS, (5) The Feast of TRUMPETS (6) The Feast of ATONEMENT, and (7) The Feast of TABERNACLES. At the end of this series, we will notice an added feast, the EIGHTH DAY FEAST or HOLY ASSEMBLY, which I will discuss last.
CHRISTIAN SIGNIFICANCE OF THESE FEASTS
Unknown to the people of Israel, these Seven Feasts of the Lord which were instituted to them by God through Moses are types and shadows of the true events that will transpire in the life of their true Messiah, Jesus Christ, and to His Church that’s to be established in the New Testament.
Four of these seven holy days occur during the springtime. The first four feasts (Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, and Weeks) have already been fulfilled by Christ in the New Testament (see detailed explanation below). The final three holidays ( Trumpets, Atonement or Yom Kippur, and Tabernacles) occur during the fall within a brief fifteen-day period in the Hebrew month of Kislev. Kislev corresponds to the months of September/October on the Gregorian calendar.
As the four spring feasts (holy days) were fulfilled literally and right on schedule in connection with Christ's first coming, these three fall feasts will likewise be fulfilled literally and right on schedule in connection to the Lord's second coming. These final three feasts form the basis for what the Bible calls in Titus 2:13: "the blessed hope."
ISRAEL WAS BLINDED UNTIL THE FULNESS OF THE GENTILES COME IN
Most end time believers know that until this day, Israel is still blinded to the truth and knowledge that Jesus Christ whom they crucified is the True Messiah. God did that for a purpose – to call a Gentile Bride for Jesus Christ. Israel was blinded for a season to give way to the chosen elect Bride of Christ within the Seven Church Ages (Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodecia) for these to receive to the Gospel and to prepare Herself for the rapture. Right after the "catching away" of the bride as spoken of in 1 Thes. 4:16-17), God turns His attention back to Israel once again to reveal Jesus Christ to the 144,000 elected Jews. Through the ministry of Moses and Elijah, the two olive trees of Revelation Chapter 11, these Jews will recognize Jesus as their Saviour, as Joseph of the Old Testament revealed himself to his brethren, Jacob's sons.
God does not deal with the Jews and the Gentiles at the same time. This is evident in the following writings of Saint Paul:
"I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, [of] the tribe of Benjamin.
God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew….
EVEN SO then at this present time also there is a REMNANT according to the election of grace.
What then? ISRAEL hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were BLINDED.
(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of SLUMBER, eyes that they should NOT see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
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.
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:
For this [is] my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
As concerning the gospel, [they are] enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, [they are] beloved for the fathers' sakes.
For the gifts and calling of God [are] without repentance."
SEVEN SEALS TO THE GENTILES, SEVEN TRUMPETS TO THE JEWS
As the SEVEN SEALS apply to the Gentile Bride, so will the SEVEN TRUMPETS apply to Israel. Seven Trumpets to Israel will signify the calling of the Israelites to the Seven Festivities in their latter-day significance.
Moses and Elijah, the two prophets of Revelation 11, will bring a Message to the 144,000 Jews and will reveal to them the significance of the seven Feasts of the Lord given to them by Moses in Leviticus 23 as to its real-life significance in the Life of Jesus Christ.
HERE IS AN OUTLINE OF THE TRUE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SEVEN FEAST DAYS OF THE LORD:
THE FIRST FEAST DAY –
THE FEAST OF THE PASSOVER
This feast had its beginning in Exodus 12:1-14 where the Israelites were told to kill a perfect blameless lamb on the 14th day of ABIB (April) then displayed its blood on the doorpost of their houses.
Leviticus 23:5 -
“In the fourteenth [day] of the first month at even [is] the LORD'S passover.”
TRUE SIGNIFICANCE: THE FEAST OF THE PASSOVER speaks of redemption; Christ the Passover Lamb was slain at Calvary for the sins of the world. PASSOVER truly pertains to the "DEATH" of Jesus, the LAMB OF GOD that takes away the sins of the world. Notice importantly that Jesus’ death took place on the exact date that the Old Testament Feast Day of Passover, was commanded to be held. The Romans killed Jesus on the Passover Feast Day. He even died on the right date of the Passover, the 14th day of April (Abib).
MATTHEW 26:1-2-“ And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, Ye know that after two days is [the feast of] the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.”
2. THE SECOND FEAST – THE FEAST OF THE UNLEAVENED BREAD
Leviticus 23:6 -
“And on the fifteenth day of the same month [is] the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.”
TRUE SIGNIFICANCE: THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD typed the "BURIAL" of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Jesus is the PURE unadulterated Word which is our UNLEAVENED BREAD. We commemorate and partake of His Body in what we call “Communion” or the Lord’s Supper”. Unleavened Bread speaks also of sanctification. Jesus was set apart. His body would not decay in the grave.
3. THE THIRD FEAST DAY – THE FEAST OF THE FIRST FRUITS
Scriptures: Leviticus 23:9-13:
the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and
say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall
reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf
of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:
And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath (Sunday) the priest shall wave it. And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD. And the meat offering thereof [shall be] two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the LORD [for] a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof [shall be] of wine, the fourth [part] of an hin.
TRUE SIGNIFICANCE: THE FEAST OF THE FIRST FRUITS occurs on the second day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Firstfruits speaks of the Lord's triumphant "RESURRECTION"; death simply could not hold her foe. On the third day, Jesus rose victoriously from the grave. Jesus also types the resurrection of the GRAIN in the field. Jesus was the first corn of grain of God’s wheat that had been raised from the dead. He was the FIRST FRUITS of them that slept after Adam.
“ But now is Christ risen from the dead, [and] become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man [came] death, by man [came] also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.”
JOHN 12:24-“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”
Although a number of people mentioned in the Bible were resurrected from the dead (including Jairus' daughter and Lazarus), they simply died again in due season. However, Jesus was the first to be resurrected from death and the grave, never to die again. He alone is the "Firstfruits."
4. THE FOURTH FEAST DAY – THE FEAST OF WEEKS
"And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD."
TRUE SIGNIFICANCE: THE FEAST OF WEEKS was held 50 days after the day the SHEAF was waved, as God told Moses. Weeks (Shavuot), also known as PENTECOST, speaks of origination. It symbolizes Jesus giving us the gift of the Holy Spirit which inaugurated the New Covenant Church Age. FEAST OF WEEKS is nothing but a type of the DAY of "PENTECOST", when the HOLY GHOST, the Spirit of JESUS CHRIST, came down to indwell the lives of true believers.
From the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ to the outpouring of the Holy Ghost, there had to be 50 DAYS. On the day He ascended, after 40 days (Acts 1:3) He instructed His disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until the Power from on high come upon them. It took them ten days of waiting before the Holy Ghost came down like a mighty rushing wind and divided Itself as tongues of fire amongst the disciples.
William Branham, Revelation of Jesus Christ, page 778:
“But on the fiftieth day was the Day of Pentecost and the Legal Owner (Christ) came DOWN among them. It was a filling of the Holy Ghost. See, He couldn’t hold it over fifty days. You read that over in Leviticus in the laws there.”
5. THE FIFTH FEAST DAY – THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS
“ Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first [day] of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.”
TRUE SIGNIFICANCE: TRUMPETS depicts the “RAPTURE" of the Church.
The Feast of Trumpets is the first of the fall feasts. The Jewish people call this feast Rosh Hashanah, which literally means "Head of the Year," and it is observed as the start of the civil year (in contrast with the religious year which starts with Passover) on the Jewish calendar.
The Feast of Trumpets is so important in Jewish thinking that it stands alongside Yom Kippur ("Day of Atonement") to comprise what Judaism calls "the high holy days" on the Jewish religious calendar. It begins the "ten days of awe" before the Day of Atonement. According to Leviticus 23:24-27, the celebration consisted of a time of rest, "an offering made by fire," and the blowing of the trumpets. The ACTUAL DATE of this feast is on the seventh month in the Hebrew Calendar which was TISHRI which corresponds to our late SEPTEMBER to early OCTOBER. This Feast Day is celebrated in Israel today as “Rosh Hashanah”. It is a series of thirty days trumpet blowing.
TWO SETS OF TRUMPETS - FOR GENTILE & JEW
There are two sets of TRUMPETS in the Bible. One set is found in Revelation 8:6 and it has to do with the plagues turned loose on the Jews during the Tribulation Period. But the Great Trumpet for the Bride has to do with the Last Trumpet spoken in 1st Corinthians 15:51-52 & 1st Thessalonians 4:15-17 both referring to the rapture:
¶ Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.
“For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
are a few quotes from Brother Branham about the TRUMPET:
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The first thing is the sounding--or the first thing is the trumpet and a--or a voice--a shout, and then a voice, and then a trumpet. Shout, a messenger getting the people ready... The second is a voice of the resurrection. The same voice that, a loud voice in St. John 11:38 and 44 that called Lazarus from the grave. Getting the Bride together, and then the resurrection of the dead (See?), to be caught up with it. Now, watch the three things take place. The next is what? was a trumpet. A voice--a shout, a voice, a trumpet. Now, the third thing is a trumpet, which always at the Feast of Trumpets is calling the people to the feast; and that'll be the Bride's supper, the Lamb's supper with the Bride in the sky. See, the first things comes forth is His Message calling the Bride together. The next thing is a resurrection of the sleeping Bride, the--the one that's died back in the other ages. They're caught together, and the trumpet, the feast in the heavens--in the sky. Why, it's--that's the thing that takes place, friends."
6. THE SIXTH FEAST DAY – THE FEAST OF ATONEMENT
“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Also on the tenth [day] of this seventh month [there shall be] a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it [is] a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.”
TRUE SIGNIFICANCE: The meaning of the word “ATONEMENT” MEANS “RECONCILIATION OF GOD WITH SINNERS.” In the Old Testament, this day is the ONLY DAY that the HIGH PRIEST could enter into the Holy of Holies. This most holy day was used for their ANNUAL CLEANSING FROM SIN. This is a type of the calling of the 144,000 Jews back to the ATONEMENT, CHRIST.
The JEWS have not as yet accepted JESUS as MESSIAH. 3,500 years ago, God knew they would reject Him. And so 3,500 years ago, God told Moses that they were to hold a “FEAST OF ATONEMENT” every year. This Feast Day POINTS to the DAY when the Jews would be reconciled with God. We know this day is still future. It will happen after the RAPTURE and during the Tribulation Period when the TWO PROPHETS of REVELATIONS 11:3 brings condemnation to Israel for crucifying their very own Messiah.
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“The sabbaths are over (seven church ages-ed.) and ready for the Jews to be called. Where to? The Feast of Atonement. Oh, church, don't you see that? Called to the Feast of the Atonement, what? To recognize the Atonement, not no more chickens, and geese, and what they've been doing; the Lamb of God, slain from the foundation of the world. Israel's going to know that.”
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“Then at the end of that three and a half years, He will come like Joseph did and make Hisself known to His brethren. They'll cause a weeping all over, and they'll say... They'll separate their families, and weep, and--and say, "Where'd You get them scars?" And--and the pierced... The ones that pierced Him shall see Him, and He'll make Hisself known to His brethren.”
The Scripture says that ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED IN ONE DAY (Zech. 3:9). That will be the day that their blinded eyes will be opened and 144,000 are called out from Judaism. This day is fast arriving when Israel will be cleansed of her sin and UNBELIEF in JESUS CHRIST. “Feast of Atonement” pertains to the DAY when the JEWS (144,000) ACCEPTS JESUS, and receive their ATONEMENT, and are cleansed from their sins.
God SET a DATE for this DAY in Lev. 23:27 - “Also on the tenth [day] of this seventh month [there shall be] a day of atonement.” After the days of affliction, the DAY OF ATONEMENT is observed on the 10th day of TISHRI. (TISHRI is corresponding to our late SEPTEMBER to early OCTOBER).
There are Four elements in this Feast Day of Atonement in Israel. They are as follows:
A Holy Convocation -The purpose of the "holy convocation"
was to draw the focus of the people to the altar of divine mercy. The Lord
called the people of Israel to gather in His presence and give their undivided
attention to Him.
2. Prayer and Fasting -The people of Israel were to humble (afflict) their souls (Leviticus 23:27). This was explained by later tradition to indicate fasting and repentance. Israel understood that this was a day for mourning over their sins. The seriousness of this requirement is repeated in Leviticus 23:29: "If there is any person who will not humble himself on this same day, he shall be cut off from his people" (Leviticus 23:29).
3. Offerings -Offerings are central to the Day of Atonement; in fact, the Bible devotes an entire chapter (Leviticus 16) to them (also see Numbers 29:7-11). In addition to these, when the Day of Atonement fell on the sabbath, the regular sabbath offerings were offered.
4. Prohibition from Labor - The Day of Atonement was a "sabbath of rest" (Leviticus 23:32), and the Israelites were forbidden to do any work period. If they disobeyed, they were liable to capital punishment! (Leviticus 23:30)
7. THE SEVENTH FEAST DAY – THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES
“ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month [shall be] the feast of tabernacles [for] seven days unto the LORD.”
The seventh and final Feast of the Lord is the Feast of Tabernacles. It occurs five days after the Day of Atonement on the fifteenth of Tishri (October).
TRUE SIGNIFICANCE: TABERNACLES speaks of the Day when the Son of God will tabernacle Himself literally among men, wipe away every tear, and bring in the "Golden Age" which men have dreamed of since time immemorial – the "MILLENNIAL KINGDOM". It is a thousand years of peace on earth, where Christ and His Bride will rule and reign.
on the scene at the millennium: ISAIAH 2:2-4:
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, [that] the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”
from Brother Branham:
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“There will be a Millennium. The old will be young there for ever. Sickness will fade away and death will be no more. And they shall build houses; they will inhabit them. They'll plant vineyards and eat the fruit thereof. They'll not plant and another inhabit (his son take it), his son will be living by him. He'll not plant and another eat, die off and somebody else take it; but he will live there. Amen. [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.]... bullock and the lamb shall feed together. And the lion shall eat straw like the bullock, and a child shall lead them around. There'll be--there'll be innocence. There'll be--there'll be--there'll be nothing could hurt. We'll be changed from what we are now, to that glorious image of the Son of God which is immortal. Years can never touch Him; age can never do anything to Him; He's the immortal Son of God.”
WILL BE HEATHENS IN THE MILLENNIUM
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“And immediately after his days shall the great tribulation set in and burn the earth. And then at the return of the church and the Bride, the Bride and Christ shall walk out upon their ashes in the millennium, when the earth is purified by fire. And there they shall reign. And the heathens that's never heard the Gospel shall be raised in that time, and the sons of God will be manifested. If he's to reign, he's got to have something to reign over; he's got a domain. "And they ruled and reigned with Christ," and Christ ruled with a rod of iron the nations. Then the Gospel... Then the manifested sons of God with the authority just like He had when He was here (See?), there will come the millennium in that reign (See?), upon the ashes"
will be a residue of people (heathens, mortal remnants) that will survive
the fires of Armageddon and are left amongst the nations that battled against
Jerusalem. These people will enter to live in the Millennium as subjects
to Christ and His Bride of Christ and Jesus will rule them with a rod of iron.
These are the people who will raise up their children and families in the
millennium and will multiply for Satan to deceive once the 1000 years of millennial
reign expires (Rev 20:7-9). But the Gentile Bride and the 144,000 Jews will
be in their glorified bodies during the millennium, never to die, never to
hunger, never to get sick anymore. But these heathens are mortals and will
be living in the millennium. They are described in the following Scriptures:
"But be ye glad and rejoice for ever [in that] which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner [being] an hundred years old shall be accursed.
And they shall build houses, and inhabit [them]; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree [are] the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they [are] the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust [shall be] the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.
Here are some Scriptures that support that these heathens have crossed-over to the Millennial Kingdom right after the Armageddon war:
24:6- “Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and
they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth
are burned, and few men left.”
ZECHARIAH 14:16-“And it shall come to pass, [that] every one that is LEFT of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles."
ZECHARIAH 14:2- “For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the RESIDUE of the people shall not be cut off from the city."
WILL THERE BE SIN IN THE MILLENNIUM?
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“Now, perfectly Noah was a type of those carried over. Remember, when Noah come out, Ham was with him. Sin was still in there. Sin went right on over through the ark, unbelief, doubt went over in the ark, carried above the judgment; but Enoch went higher than the ark. He went on into the Presence of God, but Noah went through and come out, and there WAS STILL SIN: type of the Millennium--of the world's condition. The millennium is not the end of it; there'll still be time after the millennium. The millennium is a space of time, but not the new earth. No, indeed. Notice in that; we'll get to it after a bit.”
Brother Branham said that sin was able to cross-over, too. As with Noah's day, there was Ham being carried over into the ark to the new earth. Brother Branham said that SIN will be carried over to the Millennium through these mortal heathens. But SIN will not be found amongst the Redeemed Elect Bride nor with the 144,00 Jews in Mount Zion where the headquarters of God is set up. Sin will reign only upon the bodies of these mortal heathens. Though sin will still be carried over the Millennium, yet there will be PEACE in the Millennium. As we read, “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust [shall be] the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.” (ISAIAH 65:25) There will be peace in the millennium. But how? It will be simply because Satan, the tempter, will not be there.
SATAN BOUND IN CHAIN FOR 1000 YEARS
Satan is the only source of sin. Satan, the tempter and accuser, will not be present in the Millennium, to influence nor possess the bodies and minds of these mortal heathens. Satan will be bound in chain for one thousand years. Therefore, without his influence, there will really be peace in the Millennium, not until Satan is loosed again to deceive the heathen nations that have grown as the sands of the sea. He will deceive these nations again and will bring them to the Battle of Gog and Magog after the thousand years, which will be the final burning of the earth. It's written in the following Scriptures:
“And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And 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.”
"And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And 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. And 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.”
8. THE EIGHTH FEAST DAY – A SOLEMN ASSEMBLY
“Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it [is] a solemn assembly; [and] ye shall do no servile work [therein].”
TRUE SIGNIFICANCE: EIGHTH DAY means back to the FIRST DAY, Back to "ETERNITY", THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH, the New Jerusalem, coming down from heaven to be eternally established upon this earth. This event will transpire after the great White Throne Judgment has transpired.
"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, [and be] their God."
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"Notice, seven days only has to do with the old creation, world time. Seven days--that's the millennium, the rest day. As God labored six days, rested the seventh, the church labors six days and rests the seventh. But you're still in time element. I ain't speaking of the eternal."
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"There is an eighth day festival." So the seventh day would be the last; that would be the millennium. But there is an eighth day festival, which if it was the eighth, and there's only seven days, would make it the first day again--come right back to the first day. Then after the millennium is over, then there will be an established Eden again. God's great Kingdom will be taken back, because Jesus fought it out with Satan in the Garden of Gethsemane, and won back the Eden, which He's gone to prepare in heaven to return again.”
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"Eight days deals with new creation (See?), not old creation; eight days is new creation. For it was on the eighth day that our Lord raised from the dead. There's your other convocation--the holiness, not considered in the sabbaths at all, or the feast of the tabernacles, the feast of this, the feast of the pentecost. Jesus raised from the dead for our justification on the eighth day. After the seven sabbaths or seven days, seven Church Ages, Jesus raised from the dead. Eighth day, which is a holy convocation (See?), which is the first day. See, you've done passed through time and dropped into eternity again, not keeping of days, and keeping of sabbaths and new moons, and things like that, but have passed; changed your form, not annihilated (Glory.), but passed from death unto Life Eternal."
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"All right, let's take the last feast, which was the feast of tabernacles. Now notice, here in the 36th verse. Seven days... shall you offer... offerings made of fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day... on the eighth day shall be a holy convocation... (There's another holy time coming)... holy convocation unto you; and you shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: and it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein. Now, we got an eighth day. Now, there's only seven days, but here we speak of the eighth day holy conversation--or combination. Notice, do no work in it. The eighth day are what? Back to the first day. Why, it speaks of eternity, as she rolls around without a stopping place. Amen. Do you see it?
Notice, it was also upon this eighth day, last day, feast day of the tabernacle; notice, after that, after the last feast day, after the last church age, after the last complete seven days upon the earth, after the millennium that this holy convocation comes.”
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"See, eight cannot be counted with the week. See, it cannot be counted, eight days in a week; you can't do it (See?), because there's only seven days in a week. Count it any way you want to; Sunday's the first day of the week. See? You count seven, and you got to go back in and start over again. Count seven and come back and go over again. See, and we live through all these types in here, but when you hit the eighth you go on into eternity."
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"You don't come by laws, and rituals, and orders; you come by predestination. Amen. There's the genuine holy convocation. See, and we're ending the seventh church age--church age, the Pentecostal age. Do you see it? We're entering the holy convocation. We are entering into that real, genuine eternity, where the Church is called, not to some station, some denomination, but into eternity with their eternal King. See? We don't have it at all. There's no such a thing as days and things and times. You passed into Eternity, where you come from. You was there to begin with."
10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
11 Having the glory of God: and her light [was] like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
12 And had a wall great and high, [and] had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are [the names] of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and
17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred [and] forty [and] four cubits, [according to] the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
18 And the building of the wall of it was [of] jasper: and the city [was] pure gold, like unto clear glass.
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city [were] garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation [was] jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates [were] twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city [was] pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof.
24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
REVELATION CHAPTER 22
1 ¶ And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, [was there] the tree of life, which bare twelve [manner of] fruits, [and] yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations.
3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
4 And they shall see his face; and his name [shall be] in their foreheads.
5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
5 ¶ And he said unto me, These sayings [are] faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.