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2 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course Lesson 23

An Open Letter from the Staff...

What is the real, true meaning of the one
day festival that occurs at the close of the Feast of
Tabernacles -- called Shemini Atzeret in Hebrew,
or “the Eighth Day”? The awesome significance of
this final festival day in YEHOVAH God’s Plan
has gone unnoticed, misinterpreted, and
misunderstood by millions! It does NOT picture
the “Great White Throne” judgment at the close of
the Millennium, as thousands have assumed -- but
something far greater than that!
In the book of Leviticus we read a
description of all the annual holy days of
YEHOVAH God, beginning with Passover, Feast HOPE OF ISRAEL MINISTRIES
of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Trumpets, the BIBLE
Day of Atonement, and the seven-day Feast of CORRESPONDENCE COURSE
Tabernacles or “Ingathering” of the harvest LESSON 23
(Leviticus 23:1-36). Then, at the close of the Feast
of Sukkot or Tabernacles, in the fall, we read:
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“...on the EIGHTH day shall be an holy
Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH).
convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an
offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a EDITOR AND DIRECTOR
solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work
John D. Keyser
therein” (Leviticus 23:36).
This one-day festival occurs right at the
end of the seven-day Feast of Tabernacles, which TECHNICAL ADVISOR
pictures the Millennial reign of the Messiah and Sean C. Keyser
YEHOVAH God (Revelation 20:4; Isaiah 11).
The last or seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles YOUR ENROLLMENT has been paid by
pictures the FINAL DAY OF HARVEST or others. Bulk copies for distribution not
INGATHERING -- that is, the final time of given or sold.
spiritual harvest which is pictured by the Great ADDRESS COMMUNICATIONS to the
White Throne judgment, when all those who ever Editor at the following address:
lived are resurrected and “judged” according to Hope of Israel Ministries, P.O. Box 2186,
their works (Revelation 20:11-15). This “seventh Temple City, California 91780, U.S.A.
day” of the Feast is also called “the great day of the _________________________________
feast” (John 7:37), and is the time when
YEHOVAH’s spirit is poured out on ALL About Our Cover...
mankind (John 7:37-39). It pictures a truly “great
day of salvation” when billions will be saved, and This view of the Universe represents but a
will come to know YEHOVAH God! small part of what the sons of YEHOVAH
So what does this “eighth” day represent -- God will eventually be responsible for
what happens next in YEHOVAH’s Plan for developing into habitats for humanity.
mankind? Read on for the incredible answer!

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