A lesson which teaches how to observe the EIGHTH DAY of the FEAST of SUKKOT.
On “the EIGHTH DAY shall be an HOLY CONVOCATION (“rehearsal” — #4744) unto you … it is a SOLEMN ASSEMBLY; and ye shall do NO SERVILE WORK therein…. on the EIGHTH DAY shall be a SABBATH” (Lev.23:36,39).
“On the EIGHTH DAY ye shall have a SOLEMN ASSEMBLY; ye shall do NO SERVILE WORK therein” (Num. 29:35). “On the EIGHTH DAY was a SOLEMN ASSEMBLY, according to the manner” (Neh.8:18; cp. Ezra 3:4).
What Does The Eighth Day Mean?
The Bible teaches that the father must circumcise his son on the EIGHTH DAY.
The baby’s fleshly foreskin is cut off and thrown away on that day which echoes the time after the 7th millennial day of rest when the second resurrection from human to spirit beings occurs.
All human flesh will at that time be cut off and thrown away. All will be composed of SPIRIT (circumcised) (1Cor 15:22-26;Rom 6:23).
A leper was to remain outside his tent SEVEN DAYS (Lev. 14:8). On the EIGHTH DAY he was presented before the Lord. Also the firstborn of any animal was to remain with its mother for SEVEN DAYS.
On the EIGHTH DAY it was brought to God as an offering (Ex.22:30). These verses typify misguided mankind being resurrected after 7000 years and brought to God’s truth. This will be the beginning of the eighth millennium typified by the EIGHTH DAY.
Debts were released to Israelites at the end of every SEVEN YEARS (Deut. 15:1). In the EIGHTH YEAR they could begin again debt-free unless they were foreigners (Deut. 15:3).
These verses typify misguided mankind being resurrected after 7000 years and having their sins forgiven. In the eighth millennium they can begin again unless they refuse to repent.
Also, the reading of the law is commanded at the end of SEVEN YEARS (Deut. 31:10) — in the EIGHTH YEAR. This verse typifies humanity resurrected after 7000 years and commanded to read the law of God — beginning in the eighth millennium …
Jesus is the Menorah Light of the World
The “last … great day” (John 7:37) was the seventh day of the Feast of Sukkot — Hoshana Rabbah (meaning “Save Us”).
Then on the EIGHTH DAY “early in the morning (when it was still dark, except for the LIGHT of the temple), he came again into the temple and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them….” (John 8:2).
The EIGHTH DAY (2 Macc.10:6; Ant.3:10:4) is referred to as a “sabbath day” in John 9:14, confirming the fact that it is the EIGHTH DAY of Leviticus 23:39.
On the EIGHTH DAY, three golden CANDELABRAS, with four bowls each, were in the Court of the Women and LIT UP not only the temple area but also every court in Jerusalem (pp.283-285, Edersheim Temple; Sukkah 5:3). What did Jesus teach them on this EIGHTH DAY?
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the LIGHT of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in DARKNESS, but shall have the LIGHT of life” (John 8:12; cp.9:5 & 12:46).
Then Jesus healed a man born BLIND (John 9) typifying the BLIND condition of LOST ISRAEL (Isa. 42:19; 44:1) and the WORLD in general which will be healed fully on this day.
“And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they who SEE NOT (LOST TEN TRIBES and the whole WORLD) might SEE; and that they who SEE (the JEWS), might be made BLIND” (John 9:39).
In other words, CHRISTIANITY has been accepted by BLIND ISRAEL and many GENTILES — “the babes” — but has been rejected by most JEWS — the”wise and prudent” — who obey the law (Matt.11:25; 1 Cor.1:26-29).
The light was seen as a symbol of the Shekinah Glory in the Holy of Holies (1 Ki. 8:10-11; Ez.43:5).
“The people that walked in DARKNESS have seen a great LIGHT; they that dwell in the land of the SHADOW of death, upon them hath the LIGHT shined” (Isa.9:2).
Jewish Christians are “sons of LIGHT” (John 12:36). “Arise, SHINE; for thy LIGHT is come, and the GLORY of the Eternal is risen upon thee” (Isa.60:1).
The EIGHTH DAY symbolizes a time when the truth will be ILLUMINATED for all who have been spiritually BLIND.
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