It is important for the elect to see the ancient Holy days of God which you mention as a pattern and shadow of God's plan of salvation. It is through this understanding that the whole plan makes sense.
amen!! yes!! and... proves (imo) UR..
Do you see the LoF being a part of the WTJ? I do.
very interesting.. I never heard that idea before.. I think something a bit close to it, in that I feel Revelation 20:12 "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works" - as being an age in duration.. and as a review for all in heaven and earth of all earth's history, a hammering home of The Truth which is revealed/unveiled through this life of self rule and its collective utter collapse into dust and ashes..
By the way - how do you connect the "judgment day" to the DOA?
Are you equating the judgment day to the White Throne Judgment, or do you consider them to be two separate events?
I think judgment day is the WTJ.
It's my belief the ancient spring Holy Days prophesied and were fulfilled by the Lord's 1st advent.
Therefor I think the three ancient Fall Holy Days prophesy the three peaks of our Lord's long 2nd advent - - Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles.
And if the "10 days" between the first holy day (Trumpets) and the second Holy Day, represents the 1000 year millenium, then the "5 days" between the 2nd and 3rd Holy Days (Day of Atonement and Tabernacles when Christ hands over the Kingdom to the Father and He will now tabernacle with man) would represent 500 years. [Lev 23]
I believe the 2nd resurrection occurs "after the thousand years" (of Jesus' millenium) and I believe those of the 2nd resurrection arrive DOA - dead on arrival
/"still in their sins
And I believe Judgment Day/WTJ lasts 500 years, and is represented by that great national/collective Holy Day of repentance - Day of Atonement, another DOA. ..."and whomsoever will not afflict their soul on that day will be cast out" (Lev 23:29) - that is, I believe the WTJ will turn out to be the Great Day of (realizing and receiving) Atonement, for the majority of earth's people. (All those who were not part of "the elect", many not even having heard.)
I believe, logically, it seems to me, the LOF would come at the very end of that day (of the WTJ). That at the conclusion, it shall be "whosoever is not written in the Book of Life (BOL)" - whoseover does not believe - "will go to the LOF".
But if, the WTJ / review, lasts 500 years, it seems highly logical to me, after having been resurrected out of their graves and having lived through and witnessed a great day of the review of all earth and mankind's history, individual and collective, as to all that went wrong and how and why.. well, after all that, who's not going to "believe"?
I actually don't really believe any humans will go to the LOF, except perhaps some really, really hard cases? (but I don't even really believe that! God is able.)
The two of revelation 19 who are cast into the LOF at Jesus' return - the beast and the false prophet - I believe are human institutions active during 'last' days - the world empire (beast) and the false prophet/teacher/teaching (and great delusion which we have yet to see the fulness of?) which has turned western civilization on its ear and "went before" the beast (preparing the way - Satan's John the Baptist)..
That is to say I believe the false prophet is not a person, cast into the LOF the 2nd death, but is that theory of evolution as to origins.. which began as a man.. but is now the atheistic branch of science which has arrogantly declared there is no God/YHVH (man is god?/higher power?) which also does other modern miracles and wonders (performs miracles, case in point rev 13:13 i believe occurred in 1945, a modern 'marvel'). So during the age of the WTJ, no humans in the LOF... and if the lof was "created for the devil and his angels.. well, who can change God's will?
But it's a threat, which could happen, same as the threat of forever perishing - if not for "Christ crucified". To wander away from God, the natural result would be to perish - the wages of sin/imperfection is death.. God being both Life and Perfection, who does all things Most Perfectly..How is does it prove UR?
The 500 years, the WTJ being (surprise!) the greatest Day of Mercy, all under His great mercy ..and because it's perfect.. the whole trouble is thinking ability.
Rationality is a Pandora's box because it includes being able to make choices (even if highly limited! thank goodness). For to choose anything in thought, word or deed which differs from what God chooses is to become imperfect the opposite of Life. Hence we need His commands to be written on our heart, mind and psyche. Deeply engraved...
By letting 'choice' run its course.. well.. when it all crashes into dust and ashes I guess God will be fully vindicated as being right about all things and only God can rule! Self rule is - every man (and angels) deciding good and evil - can never, ever, ever work... but simply results in a self destructive wisp of smoke...
That YHVH lets things run their natural course, yet directs it in such a way that is is an epic truth drama fully revealing/unveiling, and convincing of true from untrue.. and the ultimate truth of - "no YHVH? no Life/living" - but can only ever result in calamity followed by gone..
But by His wisdom and ability, none will be gone/lost.. but the two classes, the elect and nonelect is needed for the sake of the drama.. whoever heard of a story or movie with just one character? And even the angels which rebelled, i feel will be in the LOF for an age and an age.. One age being during the WTJ.. "ALL things in heaven and earth being gathered into Jesus
"... Total and utter victory..