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Book Excerpt: The Hijacked Elephant

The Last Great Day

The last of the high holy days is the eighth day of the feast of Tabernacles, and is referred to by the apostle John in his gospel as “the last, the great day of the feast.” “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink. He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spoke he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given because Jesus was not yet glorified).” [John 7:37-39].

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… there are two temporary dwellings that will be changed here [the last great day]. The first is the fleshly body given to Adam, the first man. [See 1 Cor. 15:42-42]. The second one is the temporary dwelling, that summer stock theatre stage if you will, that we call heaven and Earth. And just like the temporary stage that comes down after the last performance, the temporary stage of our current heaven and Earth will come down at the last high holy day. [Ginomai, it is done]. Our temporary stage was put up back at the beginning as we can read in Genesis, chapter one, verse one. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the Earth.”

Spirit beings will not dwell on this temporary, physical Earth. Our habitat shall change. Our story, written in the pages of the Biblical record, will have come to an end.

And recall as we said from the beginning, the Biblical record is one book written to the same people. It is one story. The characters and events that were there in the book of Genesis are present here at the end as well. So first let’s read form the Old Testament, that “Jewish Bible” written for all Israel, and then from the new concerning our new home.

The prophet Isaiah wrote of this day, “For behold, I create new heavens and a new Earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come to mind. But be you glad and rejoice forever in that which I create: for behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. [see Rev. 21:9-27].

“There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that has not filled his days: for the child shall die a hundred years old, but he sinner being a hundred years old shall be accursed. And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat; for as the days of a tree are they days of my people, and my elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.

“And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. And the wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, says the LORD.” [Isa. 65:17-25; this is a bit different than the Roman church’s idea of going to heaven to live ever after. See the Feature article, Heaven Can Wait].

The apostle Peter also commented on this day. “… looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless, we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new Earth, wherein dwells righteousness. [See 2 Pet. 3:10-13].

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The second dwelling that shall be changed and made permanent is the new heaven and the new Earth. And it is a dwelling where God shall be. We are not going to be living in heaven with harp playing angels. Rather God will be dwelling in this new Earth with those people who have a new spiritual dwelling, who are now immortal. [See 1 Cor. 15:50-54]. Consequently, at the end of the feast of Tabernacles, the feast of temporary booths or dwellings, we have a high holy day that points us to the culmination of God’s plan for us. It is a plan that was delivered in type from Christ [our LORD] to Moses in the Old Testament for all Israel and has its fulfillment in Christ pictured by the high holy day, the last, the great day more than a thousand years into our future. Our bodies and physical life, our physical universe and Earth turn out to be temporary. It is that of the Spirit which is permanent. [See the Sneakers article, Three Temples Make A Plan].

The above is excerpted from chapter eight, The Last Great Day: Fulfillment of the Spiritual-Physical Duality, The Hijacked Elephant. References to Sneakers and Feature articles are not in the book.

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