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Now that we have seen not only that Tabernacles can be moved forward, but of great benefit and necessity MUST be moved forward, and that these fifteen days in heaven are essential to entering into the very presence and glory of Yahweh, let us consider in this section these specific eight days or steps in heaven the Remnant must pass through. What do they fulfill? This is important to see and understand; and actually, much of this writing points to this section.
At the beginning of this writing, we saw through the two contradictions a riddle regarding the great significance of the number eight. The "eight days" that immediately preceded the mount of transfiguration in the remarkably different account in second Remnant Luke, versus the "six days" in first Remnant Matthew and Christianity Mark, as well as the complete eight days of the Feast of Tabernacles fulfilled in the Remnant 2 Chronicles account, verses those days being cut short in the Christianity 1 Kings account, both tell us that events entailing eight days are MOST critical! This is certainly confirmed in the fact that Yahshua Himself had to be in heaven eight days following His resurrection. It was during those vital eight days that He legally restored His vow as a Nazirite and thus restored the kingdom of God and man.
Let us now consider the events listed at the beginning of this writing that were carried out in specifically eight days. These we will state again here for your review.
(1.) At the end of an eight day ceremony, the consecration of Aaron into priesthood was completed and the glory of Yahweh appeared - Leviticus 9.
(2.) On the eighth day the male child was circumcised - Lev. 12:3.
(3.) At the end of an eight day ceremony, the healed leper became clean - Lev. 14:10 and 23.
(4.) At the end of an eight day period, a man or a woman became clean from any discharge they had - Lev. 15:13 - 33.
(5.) At the end of an eight day ceremony, the vow of the defiled Nazirite was restored - Numbers 6.
(6.) And most importantly, Tabernacles is an eight day feast with the eighth day being a holy convocation - Lev. 23:36. This is the only feast that is prescribed to be eight days in length.
Even while Yahshua's eight days in heaven fulfilled the essential requirements for the restoration of the vow of the Nazirite, so the eight days of an early Tabernacles for the Remnant will fulfill in one regard or another these eight day events we see listed here. We have already seen by the contradictions how vital this eight day period is; let us now look briefly at these highly prophetic eight day events. Again, while man has not been able to keep Yahweh's laws, He will keep them in regard to man. Let us briefly review each of these.
First, we know that at the end of the Remnant's period in heaven, they will be established into high priesthood with Yahshua. The church is the temple priesthood of Yahweh. All believers are priests unto Yahweh. However there were two orders of temple priests - the regular priests who could go into the holy place, and the high priests who could go into the holy of holies. While Christians are the priests associated with the holy place in the temple of Yahweh, it is the first resurrection Remnant who are the high priests associated with the holy of holies. Thus, the eight days in heaven are required in order to prepare the Remnant to enter into that priesthood.
It has been written in such writings as The Covering Bride that circumcision looks to the removal of our flesh at its highest fulfillment - the removal of this body of flesh! The Remnant will be the first-born male to be "birthed" from heaven and of necessity will have its flesh circumcised - these old bodies of earthly flesh will be removed and we will receive new incorruptible immortal bodies. Thus the eight days in heaven look to the circumcision of our earthly flesh! Per the promise to Abraham, we read that the purpose of circumcision was - "it shall be the sign of the covenant between Me and you" (Genesis 17:11). While there was a fulfillment of this sign on the natural level per the physical offspring of Abraham, that was nothing more than its lowest fulfillment that looked to a fulfillment that is true and everlasting. The true and long awaited fulfillment of this "sign of the covenant" is when Yahweh takes a people to heaven and circumcises or removes their earthly flesh, replacing it with heavenly flesh. The Remnant's visible presence on earth in immortal bodies will be the true "sign of the covenant" that Yahweh has with man. Yahweh will thus fulfill His law on the highest level.
When the flesh, or man's foreskin, was removed, it was the removal of a "head" covering. Its removal portended that Yahweh would become his covering, even as we see presented in 1 Corinthians 11:3-7. This is precisely what will happen after the eight days in heaven when Yahweh circumcises man's earthly flesh and gives him a Spirit-born body. Yahweh becomes man's covering via His glory, restoring to man that which was lost in the original garden. This is the glory testified by the glory that covered Moses and Elijah on the mount of transfiguration, and the glory on the face of Moses when he too came down from Mount Sinai the eighth and final time. In testimony to the Remnant's eight days in heaven, Moses ascended up the mountain to Yahweh eight times. This is just one more clarion testimony to what we are seeing here. Like the Remnant who will be glorified "on the mountain" with Yahshua and return with Him, so following his eighth trip up the mountain, Moses came down with his face covered in such glory that the people were afraid to come near him. Thus we see that the eight days in heaven are the legal period that demands the cutting away of man's flesh - a heavenly circumcision of the earthly flesh - and its replacement with a glorified body.
The third and fourth items listed were the cleansing procedure for the healed leper and the one who had a discharge. Both of these look to the cleansing of the Remnant from their sin and the discharge of information that is unclean while in the flesh. Even as a man or a woman's body may have an infected sore that spews out unclean material, so earthly man has a mouth that spews out unclean material in the way of teachings and conversation - "what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man," said Yahshua (Matthew 15:11). With our ascension into heaven and the circumcision of our flesh, we will be changed so that no longer will anything unclean come out of our mouths. Hallelu-Yah! Our leprous condition of sin which we have continually revealed while in this flesh, even while being Christians, will be healed; and after our eight days (as well as the seven and seven days we saw in the determination that the leprosy is healed) we will be declared CLEAN!
Also, though Yahshua fulfilled the restoration of the garden of God and man by restoring His vow as a Nazirite in His eight days in heaven (which He alone could perform), the Remnant will undoubtedly pass through that legal procedure as well, likewise restoring our position as a faithful Nazirite (which we have not been able to be while upon this earth, prophetically evidenced by Samson, Samuel, and John the Baptist). What Yahshua went through, we must pass through as well, for He and His ways are the door that leads to life.
As attested in that three-part vow: Yahweh's glory will now cover us as once before in the garden, we will not enter into death, and we will no longer eat of the forbidden tree of the knowledge of good and evil. As we read in the writings here on that vow, all three of these things are portended in the Nazirite. As we have addressed, Yahweh will harvest us as Nazirites, and the Remnant will be the first to follow Yahshua into the place of the faithful Nazirite, afforded by Him. The Remnant are the first among man to enter into the truly restored garden of God and will walk with God in the "cool (lit., Spirit) of the day."
Of course the final testimony listed here is that of Tabernacles, and since so much has already been said in this writing regarding this feast, we need not elaborate. As has been said, Tabernacles is the culminating feast that is associated with entering into immortality. And as we have seen, this fulfillment seven days early is the precise time that the Remnant will indeed enter into immortality.
Having now considered each of these items, let us once again note that it was on the eighth day, "the last day, the great day of the feast" of Tabernacles, that Yahshua declared:
"If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.'" But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified (John 7:37-39).
This is the degree of the Spirit all men need and will receive when glorified on this promised eighth day of Tabernacles.
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