3 Bible Tips: The Eighth Day or Last Great Day
1. Since Trumpets points to Christ's return, Atonement foreshadows the binding of Satan and the Feast of Tabernacles pictures the first 1,000 years after Christ returns to establish the Kingdom of God, the Eighth Day pictures the time that follows the 1,000 years.
"Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away… And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books" (Revelation 20:11-12).
2. God wants everyone who has ever lived to have a chance to repent.
"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9).
3. In this second resurrection, God will offer His Holy Spirit and a chance for salvation to those who never had it.
"Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land" (Ezekiel 37:13-14).
For more about the meaning of this Eighth Day we often call the Last Great Day (Sept. 30 in 2010), see "The Eighth Day: Eternal Life Offered to All."