from the Sanctuary in Heaven
us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts
sprinkled from an evil conscience. Heb. 10:22.
"And, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven,
and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him."
Dan. 7:13. . . . The coming of Christ here described is not His second coming
to the earth. He comes to the Ancient of days in heaven to receive dominion,
and glory, and a kingdom, which will be given Him at the close of His work
as a mediator. It is this coming, and not His second advent to the earth,
that was foretold in prophecy to take place at the termination of the 2300
days in 1844. Attended by heavenly angels, our great High Priest enters the
holy of holies, and there appears in the presence of God . . . to perform
the work of investigative judgment, and to make an atonement for all who are
shown to be entitled to its benefits.
Lord give us to see the need of drinking from the living fountain of the water
of life. Its pure streams will refresh and heal us and refresh all connected
with us. Oh, if the hearts were only subdued by the Spirit of God! If the
eye were single to God's glory, what a flood of heavenly light would pour
upon the soul. He who spake as never man spake was an educator upon earth.
After His resurrection He was an educator to the lonely, disappointed disciples
traveling to Emmaus, and to those assembled in the upper chamber. He opened
to them the Scriptures concerning Himself and caused their hearts to bound
with a holy, new and sacred hope and joy.
Holy of Holies, there goes on the grand work of instruction. The angels of
God are communicating to men. Christ officiates in the sanctuary. We do not
follow Him into the sanctuary as we should. Christ and angels work in the
hearts of the children of men. The church above united with the church below
is warring the good warfare upon the earth. There must be a purifying of the
soul here upon the earth, in harmony with Christ's cleansing of the sanctuary
are now to have their eyes fixed on the heavenly sanctuary, where . . . our
great High Priest . . . is interceding for His people.
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