God’s seventh Holy Feast follows on the heels of the seven day Festival of Sukkot, as The Eighth Day. This most glorious day will be fulfilled after the 1000 year reign of Messiah with the Firstfruits (Rev.20:6, Rev.21). Therefore it is also called the Last Great Day. God saves the best for last. This Day pictures the hope of all mankind who have not yet known God. As God commanded His people, and as Yeshua (Jesus) referred to often, we keep the 8th Day which foreshadows the Great Day of judgment and of the resurrection of all mankind (John 6:39-54, 7:37, 11:24, 12:48, Rev.20:4-6).
This day also pictures the final judgment of Satan, the demons and all sin. With all sin permanently removed, the coming of the Father and the utopian New Jerusalem will finally be realized. This feast is a beautiful refection of mans most desired promises from God – the day of complete forgiveness and healing for all mankind and complete removal of all sin in a time of paradise where there will be no more pain, no more sorrow, no more tears and no more death (Isa 25:8-9, Rev 21:3-4). All things will be invigorated and full of joy and life in this Last but greatest of days.
Halleluyah! What a fitting reflection of God’s beautiful plan of salvation Yeshua our Lord has given us – it is worth more than all the gold in the world!