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Lesson 25

The Bible gives no details on when endtime events take place. As with the spring festivals, the fall festivals’ new testament meanings will not become 100% clear until after they happen. Then everyone will say, “Ah, of course!” with full clarity. Some people believe Sukkot only represents the first 1000 years, with the second resurrection symbolized by the last great day. This time frame puts the important White Throne Judgement and New Jerusalem’s arrival outside of the holy day calendar and leaves it unrepresented. I think all the major end time events described in the Bible leading up to God living with his children are encompassed within God’s holy day seasons. With the Feast of Booths having two annual Sabbaths, one at the start and one at the end, I believe Booths is about cleansing and getting ready for healing’s freedom. Just as the Old Testament cleansing rituals lasted for seven days and the one cleansed would be pronounced clean by the priest on the eighth day. In my description of events, the Great White Throne Judgement happens on the seventh day of Sukkot. Then there is just one more big event left to happen before this age comes to an end. The last event is when God brings the new Jerusalem from heaven to live with his people. I believe this will happen on the last great day. Accepted and clean, humanity will now truly be the children of God and dwell with him for the rest of eternity.

Revelation 21:1-7 Names of God Bible
21 I saw a new heaven and a new earth, because the first heaven and earth had disappeared, and the sea was gone. 2 Then I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, dressed like a bride ready for her husband. 3 I heard a loud voice from the throne say, “God lives with humans! God will make his home with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There won’t be any more death. There won’t be any grief, crying, or pain, because the first things have disappeared.” 5 The one sitting on the throne said, “I am making everything new.” He said, “Write this: ‘These words are faithful and true.’” 6 He said to me, “It has happened! I am the A and the Z, the beginning and the end. I will give a drink from the fountain filled with the water of life to anyone who is thirsty. It won’t cost anything. 7 Everyone who wins the victory will inherit these things. I will be their God, and they will be my children.

Those scriptures above sound like and picture what most people believe heaven will be like. We will be living with God in a perfect world where peace, harmony and love will prevail. It will be a perfect world, because that is where heaven will be. On this earth. At the end of the age, God brings the new Jerusalem down to earth and we live here. Where he started his plan, is where the Bible tells us he will finish it. No one goes to heaven. Heaven comes to us. Why do most Christians believe they will be ‘going to heaven’ after they die? Is that belief in the Bible? If so, show the scriptures?

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