Last Great Day

Last Great Day

October; Tishri 22
A one-day festival observed by the United Church of God, the Last Great Day immediately follows the Feast of Tabernacles in the seventh month of Tishri, the Hebrew calendar. The Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day are Holy Days that represent for believers the final steps of God's plan for the fate of the world and his people. As prescribed by the United Church of God, which is a Christian sect, believers observe all seven of the Holy Days. For the Last Great Day, they are invited to meditate on the eternal life that awaits God's loyal followers.
The Last Great Day is described in the Book of Revelation as a scene proceeding a 1,000-year-long reign of Christ. Standing before a "great white throne and him who was seated on it," the dead are told whether they have been ordained a life in heaven or if they will suffer eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire. The day has a corollary in the Old Testament's Book of Leviticus, which contains a description of a final day of a series of feasts during which people continuously present God their offerings.
CONTACTS:
United Church of God
P.O. Box 541027
Cincinnati, OH 45254-1027
513-576-9796; fax: 513-576-9795
www.ucg.org
SOURCES:
RelHolCal-2004, p. 133
References in classic literature ?
And strange, too, it is to stand on Primrose Hill, as I did but a day before writing this last chapter, to see the great province of houses, dim and blue through the haze of the smoke and mist, vanishing at last into the vague lower sky, to see the people walking to and fro among the flower beds on the hill, to see the sight-seers about the Mar- tian machine that stands there still, to hear the tumult of playing children, and to recall the time when I saw it all bright and clear-cut, hard and silent, under the dawn of that last great day.
On frosty nights the humane Negro prowler would warm the end of the plank and put it up under the cold claws of chickens roosting in a tree; a drowsy hen would step on to the comfortable board, softly clucking her gratitude, and the prowler would dump her into his bag, and later into his stomach, perfectly sure that in taking this trifle from the man who daily robbed him of an inestimable treasure--his liberty--he was not committing any sin that God would remember against him in the Last Great Day.
Then meet her with thy well-known smiles and welcome At the last great day.
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