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Lesson 23 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course 5

11:23-26 with John 6:39, 40, 44. occurs right at the end of the seven-day Feast of
COMMENT: Here the rest of “saved” Tabernacles. What does the Feast of Tabernacles
mankind is described -- those who will enter the picture? Revelation 20:4; Isaiah 11.
Kingdom of YEHOVAH God during the COMMENT: The Feast of Tabernacles
Millennial reign of YEHOVAH God and the pictures the Millennial reign of the Messiah and
Messiah, and those who are resurrected to mortal YEHOVAH God. The last or 7th day of the Feast
life to be given their chance for salvation after of Tabernacles pictures the FINAL DAY OF
the Millennium during the “Great White HARVEST or INGATHERING -- that is, the
Throne” judgment period -- the “Great Day of final time of spiritual harvest which is pictured
Salvation” represented by Hoshana Rabbah, the by the Great White Throne judgment, when all
SEVENTH and final day of the Feast of those who have ever lived are resurrected and
Tabernacles. “judged.”
6. Turn to the central passage which 11. What standard are these peoples
outlines all of YEHOVAH God’s remarkable judged according to? Revelation 20:11-15.
Holy Day plan (Leviticus 23). Here, in Old COMMENT: They are judged accord-
Testament symbolism, lies the New Testament ing to their works.
gospel message. 12. This “seventh day” of the Feast of
Was there an eighth day of worship held Tabernacles is also called “the great day of the
immediately following the seven days of the feast” or Hoshana Rabbah -- as we have seen
Feast of Tabernacles? Leviticus 23:34-36. (John 7:37). What happens at this time? John
7. Was this eighth day (Shemini Atzeret) 7:37-39.
one of YEHOVAH God’s annual Holy Day COMMENT: This is the time when
Festivals? Did YEHOVAH command His YEHOVAH’s spirit is poured out on all
people to appear before Him on that day in Holy mankind. It pictures a truly “great day of
Convocation? Same verse.
8. Is it an annual Sabbath of Today, for the first time since apostolic days, the gospel -- the
rest? Verse 39. . Good News -- of the Kingdom of YEHOVAH God is reaching
9. Are YEHOVAH God’s India as a witness. Yet only the few are hearing -- and far fewer
people specifically reminded to understand! This is simply not the day the Messiah is trying
keep this eighth day as a separate to save everyone. Not until after the 1,000 years will India’s
festival -- distinct from the Feast of deceived billions, who have lived and died in utter ignorance,
Tabernacles? Verses 39-42. be called to the knowledge of the truth.
COMMENT: Since the
eighth day was observed
immediately after the Feast of
Tabernacles had ended, people who
had come to the Feast of
Tabernacles continued to keep the
final eighth day as well.
Unfortunately, it became confused,
by modern theologians, with the last
day of the Feast of Tabernacles (the
7th day), which is called the “Great
Day of the Feast" in the New
Testament (John 7:37).
10. This one-day festival

The Last Great Day -- A New Beginning!
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