Gerry Almond (25 Sep 2016)
"The significance of the eighth day of the Feast of Tabernacles"

September 17, 2016

The Feast of Tabernacles, also known as the Feast of the Ingathering and Sukkot in Jewish language is a seven day sacred Feast. It is the most joyous of all the sacred feasts and was attended by the entire population of the country in the days before the destruction of the temple in 70. After that, the entire Jewish nation was dispersed to be among the nations of the world.

There was an extra day added to the Feast of Tabernacles called the eighth day, BUT IT WAS NOT A PART OF IT. I have wondered about it and the Lord seems to have clarified to me that it is there for THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST. It is “new beginnings” after the failure of the Jewish nation to heed the demands of YHWH in keeping the feasts in purity. The indictment was “with your lips you are near Me, but with your heart you are far away”. I believe that this is why the Jews lost the Feast of Tabernacles and I also believe that it is why YHWH replaced the Feast of Tabernacles with a lesser version of it called the Feast of Hanukkah. Its major feature is the lighting of the temple and it takes place sixty days after the Feast of Tabernacles.

In the Feast of Tabernacles is seen the dissolving of the booths on the seventh day. The book of
Second Corthinians says that “if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, eternal in the heavens, not made with hands”. (2 Cor 5:1) This means that the transformation was seen in type in the Feast of Tabernacles, and the Jews lost it when they lost the Feast. YHWH put them on the “shelf” so that the Church would have dominance. They will be restored after the Church is gone.

This capitalizes the eighth day, the day added but not part of. The Church was added, but was not part of the Jewish system. The Church was born because the Jews failed to obey YHWH. The Church is the “body” of Christ on earth, soon to be the Bride of Christ in heaven. And her removal on the eighth day would qualify as the “appointed time”.

Now I believe that I know what the significance of the eighth day of Tabernacles is. It is us. And I am convinced that our rapture will be on the eighth day of Tabernacles, September 23.

Does this violate the Scripture that says “but of that day and hour knoweth no man?” (Matt 24:36). I don't think so, inasmuch as I believe this phrase is talking about the second coming of Christ in glory, not the rapture of the Church. The plain fact is that we seem right now to know when Jesus is coming for us. But there are two days on earth at all times, and there are twenty four time zones after all. It would be difficult to really pin down the time, wouldn't it?

I am not fighting the obvious. An asteroid sent by YHWH to begin the destruction events of the GREAT TRIBULATION is now enroute. It was made known on the eve of the Feast of Tabernacles after sunset making the first day of Tabernacles to be September 16. To me, this spoke of the seven days alert given Noah at the time of the destruction of his world, a thing that will be repeated, because Jesus said that “as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matt 24:37) The asteroid's presence has been deliberately kept under wraps for good reason, that being for fear of mass panic, mass deaths, and collapse of society. But it is coming and its arrival is the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles and days thereafter. It cannot be stopped. God is angry with the nations and especially with the United States of America for its multiple violations of His holy demands.

To be clear, the mystery of the eighth day of the Feast of Tabernacles rest in the foreknowledge of Almighty God in knowing that the Jews would reject their Messiah and that the Church would be born as a result of that rejection. That age, known as the age of grace ends September 22.


Gerry Almond