Great White Throne Judgment and the Eighth Day
At the Great White Throne Judgment, they will be told what it says in the Gospel of Matthew:
21 â€œNot everyone who says to Me, â€˜Lord, Lord,â€™ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of Me Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, â€˜Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?â€™ 23 And then I will declare to them, â€˜I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!â€™ 24 â€œTherefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.â€ (Matthew 7:21-27)
Take note of the verse that says â€˜but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.â€™ And the other two that say â€˜those who do these sayingsâ€¦â€™ And, â€˜those who do not do these sayingsâ€¦â€™
This is speaking of those who DO the LAW and obey it. Not to those who dismiss the Law as not important. If this is said of those who think they are doing the work, what will become of those who are not even reading their Bibles or those who have never even so much as looked into the word of Yahweh?
Brethren, take it upon yourselves to become active in what ever way the Spirit inspires you. Do not sit back and let the weight be carried by others while you do nothing. I often feel guilty for not doing as much as I know I should be. What about you? Are you still stuck to the remote and the TV? Get stirred up. Ask for more of the Spirit to be in you. Ask Yahweh to uproot and replant you where you are needed most. There is not really that much time left, as we shall see. Unless you plant some seeds, how can you ever expect to grow a crop?
In this chapter, we will look at the Eighth Day of the Feast of Tabernacles and how it is related to the Pentecost Season and the Jubilee.
We are talking about the Eighth Millennium. This is after the thousand year reign (980 years) of Yahshua. This is after Satan has been released for a short while as stated in Revelation. It is my opinion that this is also after the Great White Throne Judgment, when every human who ever lived will be made alive and will be judged.
This Eighth Day is the time of the Great Redemption that the Jubilee points to. This is when Yahshua redeems all things. The Eighth Day is the conclusion of putting sin out of your life for the preceding seven daysâ€”or, in other words, for the preceding seven thousand years of human history.
In every case when something is being cleansed in Scripture, it was done for seven days. Then on the Eighth Day it was clean and presented to the priest. The Temple was built for seven years and then it was dedicated in the eighth year. The Messiah was born and after seven days, He was circumcised on the Eighth Day.
The Priesthood was set apart and atoned for seven days in Leviticus 8 and then on the Eighth Day they were clean and could serve Yahweh. It was the same for those who touched a dead body or had leprosy, or had a discharge from the body.
In Ezekiel 43:25 we read that the altar was atoned for by having a goat, a young bull and a ram offered as a Sin Offering for each of the seven days. After the seven days came to an end, on the Eighth Day, the priest could then offer the Peace Offering.
Notice that each of the sin offerings represents Yahshua. He is the One who has made atonement for man for these past seven thousand years. On the Eighth Day a Peace Offering will be made. It is on this Eighth Day that we are finally at perfect peace with Yahweh.
In Revelation we read:
3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, â€œBehold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people.â€ (Revelation 21:3)
God Himself will be with them and He will be their God. It is at this time that Yahweh will dwell once again amongst menâ€”Yahweh Himself.
This is what the Holy Day which comes after the seven days of the Feast of Tabernacles represents. It is not to be confused with the Last Great Day as some call it. The Last Great Day is the seventh day of the Feast. The Eighth Day is a separate and distinct Holy Day. It represents the time Yahweh Himself comes down and dwells amongst men.
The only other Holy Day Festival with seven days of preparation followed by the Eighth Day is the Jubilee Cycle which is represented in the countdown to Pentecost. You have seven Sabbaths, followed by the Eighth Sabbath or the Jubilee.
All the Holy Days point to this one event found in the celebration of the Eighth Day at the end of the Feast of Tabernacles. All the Holy Days speak of those things that Yahshua will do at the Appointed Timesâ€”just as He did during Passover on the exact day, and at the exact hour. All the Holy Days and all the Appointed Times are in preparation for the Eighth Dayâ€”when Yahweh will dwell here on Earth with men. Can you grasp that thought?
Again in Revelation we read:
5 There shall be no more nightâ€¦ for the Lord God gives them lightâ€¦ And they shall reign forever and ever. (Revelation 22:5)
The Eighth Day goes on forever. No more night. This is because the brightness of the Fatherâ€™s light will always be here on Earth.
Now consider this. There are many things done in groups of seven as a preparation for atonement to make it complete. Seven days of cleansing, seven days of preparation and then on the Eighth Day, the sanctification is complete.
Seven days are for cleansing and give way to sanctification on the Eighth Day Atonement! We tend to look forward to the seventh day (the Seventh Millennium) as the day when Yahshua returns and the troubles of this life are finally over. The plan of Yahweh, however, doesnâ€™t strictly focus on the return of Yahshua. His return is incredibly important, but, even more importantly, Yahweh, our Father, is establishing His throne here on Earth. This is of supreme importance. The whole process will then be complete. Seven days to cleanse and prepare the Earth, but the Eighth Day is the completion, and of extreme significance to Yahwehâ€™s plan.
Seven days or seven thousand years for sin to be done away with and then Yahweh will come and dwell amongst His chosen ones here on Earth. Satan however, has counterfeited this plan. He has mixed the truth of Yahwehâ€™s plan with falsehood and he offers himself as a counterfeit to Yahweh.
We read in I Kings 12:32 where Jeroboam ordained a feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, like the feast that was in Judah. It is interesting that Jeroboam choose the eighth month and not the sixth or the ninth month.
I hope some of you are ready for this. Turn once again to Revelation where it is written:
10 There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. 11 And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. (Revelation 17:10-11)
Satan is trying to impersonate Yahweh and Yahshuaâ€”the seventh and the eighth. Satan is coming as the Beast in Revelation 17, pretending to come as the eighth resurrection of the Holy Roman Empireâ€”eighth being reckoned as Righteousness (Yahweh). Satan is not just competing against the Messiah, but is trying to replace Yahweh as well. He desires to sit on His throne!
Satan has sought to replace Yahweh since the beginning, as we read in the Book of Isaiah:
12 â€œHow you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’â€ (Isaiah 14:12-14)
â€˜I will be like the Most High.â€™
Simon Magus, the sorcerer and high priest of Babylon established a following for himself, which proved to be a counterfeit to Christianity. He honored the number eight. In the Epistle of Barnabus, it was argued for the Eighth Day to be honored as the Sabbath, and not the seventh day. His purpose was to counterfeit the Scriptural Sabbath and perpetrate a longstanding belief in and embracing of a counterfeit messiah, counterfeit brethren and counterfeit churches all put in place by Satan so as not to glorify Yahweh but to glorify himself.
In the Book of Daniel we read:
25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time. (Daniel 7:25)
Times and Law are both tied up in the fourth commandment. Keep Holy my Sabbath. This is the Law. When man attempts to change the time of the Sabbath from what Yahweh has established as the Sabbath, then man is changing the time.
How is Satan doing this? He has changed the seventh day Sabbath into the Eighth Day, has he not? Where in all the Bible is the scripture which says we should worship on the Eighth Day of the week, which is also the first day of the week? You cannot find such a verse, because it is not there. So why do so many â€˜Christiansâ€™ worship on the first day of the week, or Sunday? This is the counterfeit worship spoken of in Daniel as you just read.
Now, letâ€™s turn our thoughts back to the Eighth Day of the Feast of Tabernacles. We celebrate the seven days of the Feast prior to this day as a celebration of the millennial rule when Yahshua will rule the earth for 1,000 (980) years and Satan is bound up for that time.
We get this from the Book of Peter, which reads:
8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (II Peter 3:8)
When we apply this to the weekly Sabbath Rest, we get six days of work or six thousand years of work and then the Sabbath Year of Rest or the one thousand years when Yahshua is ruling over the Earth.
This is all wrapped up in the Feast of Tabernaclesâ€”the seven days of the Feast and the seven thousand years of Yahwehâ€™s plan. But then comes the Eighth Day. How does this fit into Yahwehâ€™s plan?
In reading the words of the Prophet, Isaiah we find:
6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:6-7)
The seven thousand years end but the rule of His government will have no end. We all think in terms of when Yahshua will returnâ€”the seventh day, but the Bible points to the Eighth Day when Yahweh returns and of that day there is no end.
In Revelation we read:
1 Now, I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, â€œBehold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.â€ 5 Then He who sat on the throne said, â€œBehold, I make all things new.â€ And He said to me, â€œWrite, for these words are true and faithful.â€ 6 And He said to me, â€œIt is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.â€ (Revelation 21:1-7)
In Hosea we find:
1 Come, and let us return to the Lord; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. 2 After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight. 3 Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth. (Hosea 6:1-3)
What is Hosea saying to us? After two days, Yahweh will revive us. On the third day He will raise us up. Remember that Yahshua died on the fourth day just before sunset. He also died in the fourth Millennium just before the fifth Millennium started. See the previous chapters.
I have found no one else who is saying what is to follow. So this is my own take. Take it for what it is worth.
Yahshua died at the end of the fourth millennium. He was raised up and took the first of the First Fruits with Him to present as a Wave Offering before Yahweh, representing the rest of the harvest still yet to come.
When Hosea says â€˜after two days,â€™ he is referring to the second Wave Offering of Pentecost being offered. This is when we who are in Yahshua and keeping His Laws and doing His will, will be changed to spirit beings or will be raised from the grave. This will take place just before the thousand year rest. Take note of the Scriptures that say this one shall not enter my rest. It is saying this one will not be revived to live during the Seventh Millennium.
So two days is represented by 980 + 980 = 1,960 years. 1,960 years or two days + 84 years, which was the end of the fourth day, or, 1960 + 84 = 2,044 years.
Remember, I said the end of the sixth millennium was going to be in 2044 CE. (Now the fifth day begins 3920 AC and goes to 4900 AC which is from 84 CE to 1064 CE. The sixth day is from 4900 AC to 5880 AC which is from 1064 CE to 2044 CE. We are currently at 2008 CE).
This exact same thing happened when the Messiah was crucified.
In the Gospel of Matthew we read:
52 â€œâ€¦and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.â€ (Matthew 27:52-53)
The Wave Sheaf was marked out before the weekly Sabbath. After the weekly Sabbath was over, it was cut and brought into the Temple to be prepared.
The marking of the sheaf represents the bodies being raised on the second day. Messiah was killed Wednesday. Thursday was the first day of the Week of Unleavened Bread and a High Holy Day. Friday was the weekly preparation day and the second day after the crucifixion or, the same day the Wave Sheaf was marked. After the third day, at the end of the weekly Sabbath, the Messiah was raised up and so were the saints on the third day. On the first day of the week the Wave Sheaf was waved before Yahweh. This is also the Eighth Day.
Now, as a millennial day we can see that at the end of the sixth millennium, the saints will be raised up to rule with Messiah. They represent the Wave Offering of both the Barley and the Wheat, of which are representative of the whole of mankind.
When the Messiah comes back down to the Earth at the end of the Seventh Millennium, then all of mankind who ever lived shall be raised up in the Great White Throne Judgmentâ€”as prophesied in Ezekielâ€™s Valley of Dry Bones. Once they have been redeemed, and then comes the Eighth Millennium, and this is when Yahweh will dwell on Earth amongst men.
The Holy Days are represented by three harvest seasons. The Barley Harvest at Passover time is the first. This is when the Wave Sheaf Offering took place. The second Holy Day in which you are commanded to go up to Jerusalem was Pentecost. This is when the second Wave Sheaf Offering is made. The third Holy Day season is the Feast of Tabernacles when the rest of the Harvest is then taken up. Take note of the fact that the Feast of Trumpets and Atonement are not part of these three harvest seasons.