In part 3 of this discussion of the Eighth Day in John 7-10, the healing of the blind man and the parable of the door for the sheep corral show how believers in Yeshua as God’s Messiah will see the “a new heavens and a new earth” foretold in Isa. 66:22, 2nd Pet. 3:13 and Rev. 21:1. Continue reading The Eighth Day — sight for the blind who want to see God and blindness for those who claim to see Him but don’t
Yeshua continues His theme of His being the Light of Life, Who brings hope to the condemned and penitent, a theme developed in John 8-9. God’s mercy and a new beginning are integral to the Eighth Day, an important appointment with God right after the seven days of the Feast of Tabernacles. Continue reading The Eighth Day — enlightening the leadership on the Light, the Truth, the Father
When read contextually, John 7-10 is Yeshua’s long discussion of His important functions — God’s mercy, the Light of the world — using the concepts wrapped into two feasts of the LORD, the seven-day festival of Sukkot and the following day, called the Eighth Day. Continue reading The Eighth Day — a ‘feast of the LORD’ full of faith and freedom
How is the lesson of new beginnings wrapped up in the symbolic use of the number eight in the Bible shown in Yeshua’s appearance in the temple during Sukkot in John 7-10?
The day after the seven days of Sukkot (Tabernacles) is a mysterious festival. However, eight in the Bible symbolizes new beginnings and fits with the teaching of God dwelling with mankind as Messiah and then forever.