There are some who believe the 2300 "days" only refer to the time of this little horn power because of the way
that the saint asks the question in Daniel 8:13. Well, for starters, this little horn power is the same power as in Daniel 7. And
in Daniel 7 it confirms that the little horn continues for a "time, times and half a time", which is 1260 prophetic "days"
(1260 years), not 2300.
Daniel 8:13 ...'Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto
that certain saint which spake, how long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression
of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?'
We can clearly see that the saint is referring to the time of the little horn which would cast down the sanctuary and
trample upon the truth. But the saint is just asking "UNTIL
WHEN" will the little horn be allowed to cast the truth to the ground? And the answer isn't specific to only the time of the little horn:
Daniel 8:14 ...'Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.'
The answer doesn't say that the little horn power spans the whole 2300 "days" (years). Basically, it's saying
that something will happen AT ("unto") 2300 "days". And that something being the "cleansing of the sanctuary".
And at that time the truth will be restored and the power of the little horn over the truth will be broken.
Now if you have done the study of the 70 weeks, you
will see that Gabriel says in Daniel 9:24 that the 70 weeks, which are connected to the 2300 "days" are "determined"
for Israel. And that word determined in the original language means "TO CUT OFF". But to cut off from what? To cut off from the 2300
"days" (years). So the first 490 years of this 2300 year prophecy is specifically for the nation of Israel.
And what does that show? It shows that the 2300 "days" cannot be placed into the end times, because the 70 "weeks"
are PART OF the 2300 "day" time frame. And with the 70 weeks being 490 literal years, the 2300 also has to be years.
The 70 "weeks" start at the command to rebuild Jerusalem, which is 457BC. So the 2300 "days" HAVE to start at the
same point, because there is no other starting point given for the 2300. And Gabriel confirmed that he had come to give Daniel understanding
concerning the 2300 day vision. So the 70 weeks HAVE to be part of the 2300 and the starting date HAS to be the same for both.
So going from 457BC 2300 years we reach the date of when the sanctuary would be cleansed and when the truth would be restored. And that date
is the year 1844.
After many years of Papal suppression of the truth known as the "dark ages", the people of the world were kept in darkness
concerning the truth of God's Word and the ministry of Christ in the heavenly sanctuary for us. But in the 1500's a
great Protestant reformation began and over the next few hundred years the light of God's truth began to shine again.
Then at the start of the 19th century a man called William Miller (a baptist) came to the truth about the 2300 day prophecy, that it would
come to an end in 1844. Now because the word "sanctuary" in this prophecy was widely accepted as meaning the earth, William Miller
believed that the "cleansing of the sanctuary" meant the earth would be cleansed, meaning Christ would return then. So he started preaching
this and many people came out of the different denominations to join this new "advent movement", expecting Christ to return in 1844.
When Christ didn't return in 1844 the believers went through a bitter disappointment, and although many left that movement, a "remnant"
remained to re-study that prophecy, because they knew that they had the right year, 1844. After careful study of the prophecy and Hebrews 8 and 9,
they realized that the sanctuary wasn't the earth, but rather the ORIGINAL sanctuary in heaven where Christ intercedes for us, and on which the earthly Old Testament sanctuary was
These believers then came to the truth that Jesus had moved into the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary to begin judging the world. Just
as the earthly high priest would move into the most holy place on the day of atonement to "cleanse" the earthly
sanctuary of the people's sins, Christ moved into the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary to begin cleansing it
and to begin judgment. Hence the phrase "until two thousand three hundred days, then the sanctuary shall be
cleansed." (you can read in Hebrews 8 and 9 about Christ's role as our High Priest).
Now because of this wrong application of the event in 1844, thinking that Christ would return. Many Christians today say that it shows the
advent movement was a false one and not of God. Well, what they don't realise is that this event was actually prophesied to happen to God's people.
Revelation 10:1-11 ...'And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven ... And he had in his hand a little book open ...
and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel ... And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book.
And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little
book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. And he said unto me,
Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.'
What "little book" could this be referring to? Well, there was only one that had been "closed and sealed", and that was the
prophecy of Daniel. Specifically, the 2300 day vision (Daniel 8:26). And during the time of William Miller, this prophecy was "opened".
And what happened when William Miller and his followers "ate" this prophecy? It was sweet in their mouths (coming of Christ in 1844),
but bitter in their belly (Christ didn't return). Then they were to discover the truth and take that truth to the world through the new advent
movement that was formed ("prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.")
Now when this group of Advent believers in 1844 came to the truth about the
time of judgment beginning, they saw within
the most holy place in heaven, the ark of God's covenant ... Revelation 11:19 ...'And the temple of God was opened in
heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings,
and an earthquake, and great hail.' ... And what is inside God's ark of His testament (covenant)? The
Many lost truths at the hands of the Roman Catholic Church had been restored during the Protestant reformation, but now the
truth of the ten commandments, God's great moral law of love had finally been restored, INCLUDING the
sabbath day truth, and God now had an end time church with the FULL truth of the "everlasting gospel" which could
now be proclaimed to the world before Jesus returns at the second coming. This "Advent" movement, in 1860
became known as the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
**We MUST follow Christ into the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary, because only then will we
see that the great moral law of God, the ten commandments is STILL in effect and binding upon everyone. Only then
will we see that the sabbath day of the
4th commandment is also STILL in effect and binding upon everyone.**
Now if you are faithful to the truth of God's Word and you study the
70 weeks of Daniel along with this study of the 2300 days, then there is ONLY ONE date that you can come to, and that
is the date of 1844. And there is only one thing of note that happened in 1844, and that is the Advent movement. Which after
the great disappointment of not seeing Christ return, came to the truth that Christ had entered into the most holy place
to begin judgment, and that the law of God, the ten commandments (including the sabbath commandment) was still binding
Revelation 14:7 ...'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 the waters.'
Daniel 7:9,10,13 ...'I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose
garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his
wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him,
and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. I saw in the night
visions, 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.'
This is the great scene of Christ Jesus moving into the most holy place in the heavenly sanctuary, to begin judgment, and
the Seventh Day Adventist Church is the only church preaching this end time truth. God now has His end time remnant church
to proclaim the three angels message and
the everlasting gospel to the world. Are you part of God's remnant
church? Christ is pleading for us in the judgment. Are you giving your all for Him today? Come to the foot of the cross now and
give your all for Jesus!
Please see The Sanctuary Message
for a great study that shows the amazing plan of salvation through the sanctuary.