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 the Eighth Day Feast 2011

Peace and blessing and welcome to  We are happy to be posting again and happy to post on the Lord’s High and Holy Sabbath Day, the Eighth Day.

What is the Eighth Day Feast About?

This is a required Holy Day of the Lord, just as important as the Passover, and hopefully when you finish reading this article you will understand why this is important to observe.

In Leviticus 23 all of the feasts of the Lord are delineated, as it pertains to what they mean and what they are for.  In verses 1-2, 4, and 33-36 concern the 8th day.

After the Feast of Tabernacles, which last seven days beginning on the fifteenth day of the seventh month; on the eight day we are commanded to have a feast and solemn assembly unto the Lord.

The Eighth Day Feast is Commonly Thought of as a Jewish Holiday

This is commonly thought of as a “Jewish” holiday but in reading the scriptures it is apparent this feast and all the others are for everyone who serve the Lord.

Why are we concerned with the eighth day in the first place?  In Genesis, God created man and man was not created to die.  When the creation was completed, death was not part of the creation for man or animals (Genesis 2 v7-9, 16-17).

God gave Adam freedom to eat of every tree in the garden, except for the tree that pertains to Satan.  And once Adam and Eve broke that commandment, death was introduced into the creation through sin.

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Once again, originally, death was not a part of the creation, man sinned and God added death to the creation (Gen 3 v6-7, 17-19).  And this is supported in Psalm chapter 82 when God called man gods.

However, because we sinned, He noted we will die like men and fall like one of the princes (Satan).  And now because of death, “all the foundations of the earth are out of course.”  They are out of course because it was not part of the plan for man to die.

Many say Adam did not die that same day because he live 930 years (Genesis 5 v1-5). But he indeed died the same day WHEN we establish that a day to the Lord is 1,000 years (2 Peter 3 v8).  God gave man 7 days to exist in this form (flesh and blood).  It is equated to a trial run for determination for either the kingdom of God or the trash bin, lake of fire (Leviticus 23 v3).

the Eighth Day FeastAfter seven days, something else happens.  We have seven days to live in the flesh, when it is over, we will no longer be humans, but God (with God being a uniplural word).  We will return to what God originally intended for us; immortality and dominion.

God worked for six days and rested on the seventh day and ended His work (Genesis 1 v26-27, 31 & Genesis 2 v1-5).

This day of rest has not actually happened yet, because Paul and David wrote for us to labor to enter into this day of rest.  It is written that we should labor to get into the day of rest (Hebrews 4 v1, 3-6, 8-11).

The Creation Story is a Blueprint?

Genesis chapter 1 is a blueprint of the creation.  The actual creation is taking place now, even this moment.  The day of rest is approaching, and it is a full thousand years when Jesus Christ will be Lord over the entire earth.

JESUS will return and lock Satan in a bottomless pit for a thousand years (one day to the Lord) and the earth will have rest from Satan, evil, and wickedness.

After the seventh day is over, the judgment will be set, and death will be swallowed up in victory (1 Corinthians 15 v21-26, 28).  Jesus will abolish death and bring forth immortality through the gospel (2 Timothy 1 v7, 9-10).

We Become Like Those Who We are Around

We have examples of what happens when humans are around immortal beings.  Moses was around Jesus (before Jesus came into the human realm) in the mount for 40 days and 40 nights. When Moses returned to the children of Israel, he was shining like a light bulb in a dark room.

It was so odd for the people to see Moses like this, they didn’t want to come near him until he put a veil over his face (Exodus 34 v29-34). We are currently under the administration of death, but in the eighth day it will be all about life (2nd Corinthians 3 v1, 5-13).

Last week the Feast of Tabernacles spoke about being in booths. These booths represent the human element, the human body of flesh and blood.  God told the children of Israel that they will dwell in booths for 7 days.  We will be in the flesh and blood body for 7,000 years (Leviticus 23 v39-43).

Shining Forth Like the Sun on the Eighth Day

In Matthew 13, Jesus tells a parable about the wheat and the tares.  The tares are eventually sifted out by the angels, bundled up and thrown in the fire.  The wheat will “shine forth” as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear (v24-25, 30, 36-40, 41-43)?”

This kingdom, the wheat is allowed into, was prepared and ready for them from the foundation of the world (Matthew 25 v31-34).

At that time we’ll see people knocking to get into the Father’s kingdom but they will be thrust out into outer darkness.  We are to seek to get in at the straight gate so we can join Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Father’s kingdom, which will be on the eighth day (Luke 13 v24-29).

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Jesus told a story while at the house of a Pharisee about a supper.  He said when you have a supper; don’t invite rich people or friends, because they can pay you back.  Instead you should invite the poor, maimed, lame, and blind.

These are unable to repay you and your repayment will come from the Lord at His return (the resurrection of the just).

One of the men sitting eating said something very important and it showed that he had spiritual insight about the Father’s kingdom.  He said, “Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.”

You are blessed if you are able to eat in the Father’s kingdom.

Then Jesus went into a parable about a man who made a great supper and demanded many people to come.  He sent servants to tell people to appear.  Immediately, with one consent many made excuses why they couldn’t come.

You’d think they were invited to help him move or take him to the airport.  Everyone had their own excuse of why they couldn’t attend. They were busy with the cares of this world; with things that made them no profit in the world to come.

When the servant came back and told his master, the master became upset and ordered him to bring in the poor, maimed, halt, and blind to the great supper.  Now all the big wigs that made excuse, the Lord will in no manner allow them to taste of His supper.

This story Jesus told is about the Father inviting people to His great supper on the 8th day.  This is the supper we want a part of, when the disciples sat with Jesus at the Passover, Jesus didn’t eat the bread and wine. Instead, Jesus said He will not taste of it until He taste it in His Father’s kingdom (St. John 13 v1-4 & Luke 22 v13-18).

After Everyone Else

Jesus will not eat the Passover during the 1,000 years on earth (on the 7th day), but will wait until the 8th day to eat the Passover supper.

St. John 7 v37-38

37In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

38He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Jesus went up to the Feast of Tabernacles (verse 2); and we know from reading Leviticus 23 that the feast of tabernacles is for seven days.

In the last day, that great day of the feast, we also know this is the Eighth day feast, Jesus beckoned that any man or woman who is thirsty for knowledge and for everlasting life, come to Him and drink.

Anyone who believes on Jesus, as the scripture says, out of Jesus belly shall flow rivers of LIVING water.  Praise the living Lord.

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This is the water that will get you eternal life; this is the Word, the Spirit that will get you eternal life in the Father’s kingdom on the eighth day.  On this day there is no death, no sickness, just pure life (Revelation 21 v1-4)!

This is the day we are all really looking forward to.  This is the day, if we make it, we’ll all be smiling because we will all be immortal and be like God with all power.

Bless is he who eats bread in the kingdom of God; which begins on the eighth day!  I hope this has edified your understanding and if you have questions contact us.  Enjoy and glory on this eighth day Sabbath for 2011.

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  1. sylvia kay clifton sylvia kay clifton

    The only feast day that he told us to observe was the one from the exodus. The Feast of Tabernacles and it means the feast of Thanksgiving. To give thanks unto the Father of Truth, the 8th day creation isn’t from him. The wheat and tares parable tells you that.

    • Thank you, Sylvia, I would love if you can clarify that; as I read, when they left Egypt they were commanded to gather three times a year.

      Exodus 23 (after leaving Egypt and receiving the Royal Covenant, which is the Ten Commandments, as the judgments):

      14 Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.

      15 Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:)

      16 And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.

      17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord God.

      Sylvia, please clarify as you are able. Thank you.

      Elder Ishe

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