On the Eighth Day
For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.
Sunset yesterday began the Eighth Day (also called the Last Great Day), which is observed every year on the 22nd day of the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. This is the last holy day of the year and represents the culmination of the plan of God. Members of the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, are gathered all around the world to observe this last of God’s festivals.
This day pictures the final stage of God’s plan for all of mankind—the future event when God will resurrect the billions of human beings who never had the opportunity to learn and live God’s true way of life. Revelation 20:11-12 pictures this momentous time when billions will be raised to physical life and have an understanding of the Bible opened to them.
This is the realization of one of God’s greatest purposes: God “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4).
To read more about the incredible meaning of this Last Great Day, read our article “The Last Great Day: The Final Harvest.”
Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “A Second Resurrection.”