WHAT WAS TO HAPPEN AT THE END OF THE 2300 DAYS?
And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. Daniel 8:14
NOTE: The Bible only refers to two sanctuaries, one on earth and the other in heaven.
ACCORDING TO WHAT WAS HE TO BUILD THE SANCTUARY?
And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. According to all that I show thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it. Exodus 25:8, 9
WHERE IS THE LOCATION OF THE ORIGINAL PATTERN?
Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man....
Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern showed to thee in the mount. Hebrews 8:1, 2, 5
HOW MANY APARTMENTS DID THE SANCTUARY HAVE?
And thou shalt hang up the veil under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the veil the ark of the testimony: and the veil shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy. Exodus 26:33
HOW FREQUENT WAS THE MINISTRY IN THE FIRST?
Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. Hebrews 9:6
HOW OFTEN WAS THE SECOND APARTMENT MINISTRY?
But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: Hebrews 9:7
WHEN DID THE HIGH PRIEST PERFORM THIS SERVICE?
And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth [stays] among you: Leviticus 16:29
WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF THIS SERVICE?
For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the LORD. Leviticus 16:30
NOTE: Every day of the year the people would bring their sacrifices to the sanctuary where they would confess their sins upon it, thus transferring their sins to their sacrifice. They would then kill the animal and the priest would take the blood of the sacrifice and sprinkle it before the veil which separated the holy and the most holy places, thereby symbolically transferring the sin into the sanctuary. As this service continued day after day throughout the year, the sanctuary became symbolically polluted. Then at the end of the year, the high priest would take the blood of the Lord's sacrifice and sprinkle it throughout the entire sanctuary, thus symbolically removing the accumulated sins of the past year.
HOW WAS THIS CLEANSING ACCOMPLISHED?
And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat.
And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORD'S lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering. Leviticus 16:7-9
WHAT DID THE PRIEST DO WITH THE SIN OFFERING?
Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the veil, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:
And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness. Leviticus 16:15, 16
WHAT DID HE DO WITH THE SINS HE CLEANSED?
And when he hath made an end of reconciling the holy place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat:
And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness:
And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited:and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness. Leviticus 16:20-22
NOTE: Having cleansed the sanctuary of these accumulated sins, the high priest then placed his hands upon the head of the scapegoat, symbolically transferring these confessed sins to the scapegoat, who is then driven out into the wilderness to die. Here we find a parallel to Jesus placing the confessed sins of His people upon Satan at the second coming. Then Satan will be confined to this desolate, uninhabited earth for 1,000 years and at the end of the millennium, will suffer the penalty for those sins.
WHAT WERE THE PEOPLE DOING DURING THIS TIME?
Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God. Leviticus 23:27, 28
WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE LIVING IN SIN?
For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.
And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. Leviticus 23:29, 30
NOTE: In 1844 at the end of the 2300 day/year prophecy Jesus, began the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary or the blotting out of the record of confessed sins there, as well as from our lives here. When this ministry is finished, He will leave the heavenly sanctuary and come for His people.
WHAT PRONOUNCEMENT WILL JESUS SOON MAKE?
He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Revelation 22:11, 12
WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE STILL LIVING IN SIN?
And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE RIGHTEOUS?
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17
WHY WILL MANY PROFESSED CHRISTIANS BE LOST?
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. Matthew 7:21-27
WHAT SHOULD WE BE AWARE OF IN THESE LAST DAYS?
Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. Revelation 14:7
WHAT ASSURANCE DO WE HAVE IN THIS JUDGMENT HOUR?
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:14-16