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1Now 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. 2Then I, [a]John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, 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. 4And 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.”5Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said [b]to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”6And He said to me, “It[c] 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. 7He who overcomes [d]shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.” (Revelation 21)

Today is the 8th day of God’s holy day of Tabernacles. In Scripture it is referred to as the day of a “solemn assembly” (Leviticus 23). This is the only one of God’s holidays that has an 8th day, which of course stands out because there are not eight days in the week. This is indeed significant and not to be overlooked.

It is my theory (after all, no one really knows) that this 8th day follows the Millennial reign of Christ. Thus, upon Jesus’ Second Coming when His garments are dipped in blood and Satan is thrown into prison (Revelation 20), He fulfills Tabernacles by dwelling among us physically as well as ruling and reigning. But, the 8th day of Tabernacles will not yet be fulfilled. That is a special day, a separate day. The “solemn” day of assembly will likely come in Revelation 21 when the New Heavens and the New Earth will appear, and the Holy City the New Jerusalem shall descend out of heaven. Revelation 21 states in verse 3 and 5a, “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…And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.”

Even as we can equate the fulfillment of Tabernacles as being Christ’s soon coming Millennial reign, the 8th day of Tabernacles will be fulfilled at the end of the Millennium when all is made new and God will dwell with us forever. In other words, the 8th day is the new beginning of forever, an eternity that we know nothing about except that it is spent in the presence of the Most High in perfect majesty and holiness and is unending. Oh what a day, glorious day that will be!

How incredible! May this blow your mind today and fill you with hope and joyful expectation!

13You have a mighty arm;
Strong is Your hand, and high is Your right hand.
14Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;
Mercy and truth go before Your face.
15Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!
They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.
16In Your name they rejoice all day long,
And in Your righteousness they are exalted.
17For You are the glory of their strength,
And in Your favor our [c]horn is exalted.
18For our shield belongs to the Lord,
And our king to the Holy One of Israel.” (Psalm 89:13-18)

Looking up,

Holy Light Ministries