Number 8…

Even as “seven” is God’s number of perfection, or completion (as the Sabbath is the seventh day of the week, which completes and perfects the week), so eight is the same as the first day of the Next week, but counting from the days of the previous week. Thus, it clearly represents “A NEW BEGINNING.”
An example of “eight” used in connection in the Scriptures is the fact that as Peter tells us, there were EIGHT souls in the Ark of Noah, who began the NEW WORLD after the Flood! We read of the time when “the long suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the Ark was preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water” (1 Peter 3:20).
Interestingly, in the future Temple of God described in Ezekiel, we find that there were seven steps that led into the outer court (Ezekiel 40:22, 26), however, there were eight steps that led from the outer court to the inner court (Ezekiel 40:31, 34, 37). The first seven labor to rest, but the eight led from rest to intimate fellowship with God and Pure Worship…

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