So before God started the restoration of His sanctuary message and the great plan of salvation, we can see that
the antichrist little horn (Roman Catholic Church) had cast down the important truths found in the sanctuary:
The Altar of Sacrifice (Justification by Faith) - Cast Down
The Laver of Water (Baptism by Full Emersion) - Cast Down
The Candlestick (True Gospel Witnessing) - Cast Down
The Table of Shewbread (Studying the Word of God) - Cast Down
The Altar of Incense (Praying only through Christ Jesus) - Cast Down
The Ark of the Covenant (Keeping the Ten Commandments) - Cast Down
Now God had to restore His truth gradually over time through many different people, because if He revealed His FULL truth
through one person or one group of people, then it would have been too much to take and they would have turned away
from it. Imagine being in a dark room for, let's say 7 days. What would happen if you came out into the bright light
straight away? You would have to turn away from it, because you would not be able to cope with it. Instead, you would
have to gradually let the light in to get accustomed to it. The same goes for those who were darkened by Roman Catholic
doctrines. People were under the "darkness" of Rome for so long, that they would not be able to cope
with receiving the FULL truth straight away, so God revealed it gradually as we will now see:
God started the restoration with a man named John Wycliffe in 1382. John Wycliffe was known as the "morning star"
of the Protestant reformation and he is famed for translating the Bible into the common language so that the masses
could read it for themselves and find the great truths that the Roman Catholic Church had been covering up. So lets
apply this to the sanctuary. What article of furniture did God restore through Wycliffe? The table of shewbread (Word
The Table of Shewbread (Studying the Word of God) - RESTORED!
Then during the early 1500's, God raised up a man named Martin Luther who saw the light about justification
by faith, not works which the Roman Catholic Church taught, and he preached this truth to the masses. So giving the truth
to the people about having faith in the sacrifice of Christ Jesus for our sins, restored the altar of sacrifice.
The Altar of Sacrifice (Justification by Faith) - RESTORED!
A man named John Calvin joined the Protestant reformation in the 1530's and he focused on the truth of the importance of
prayer through Christ Jesus. This truth that John Calvin greatly preached and wrote about restored the altar of incense.
The Altar of Incense (Praying only through Christ Jesus) - RESTORED!
Then in 1609 a man named John Smith founded the Baptist Church which spread the truth about baptism in Christ Jesus by full immersion.
Through this man, God restored the truth about baptism and the laver of water in the sanctuary.
The Laver of Water (Baptism by Full Immersion) - RESTORED!
Then in the 1700's God raised up a man named John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church. Wesley had a strong emphasis on
evangelism, witnessing and being a "light" to the world. This restored the seven branch candlestick.
The Candlestick (True Gospel Witnessing) - RESTORED!
This leaves just one more piece of sanctuary furniture to be restored for God to restore the FULL gospel truth and the FULL plan
of salvation. Once this last piece of furniture is restored, God could have a church with the FULL Bible truth to take to the world
in these end times before Christ Jesus returns ... Matthew 24:14 ...'And THIS gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world as a witness
unto all nations and then the end will come.' ... So what church is this. Well, Bible prophecy actually tells us of an event
that took place which started God's end time church with the full, "everlasting" gospel truth. That prophecy is the
2300 day prophecy of Daniel 8.
Daniel 8:14 ...' And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.'
You will see from the 2300 day prophecy study that
from 457 BC, there would be 2300 years which brings us to 1844, and then God would "cleanse the sanctuary". Now a group
of believers from all different denominations came together after a man named William Miller preached that Jesus would return in 1844,
because the common belief was that this earth was the "sanctuary", and Daniel 8:14 says that the sanctuary would be cleansed.
God had already cleansed the earth with the flood, and the next cleansing will be with fire after Jesus returns. Now William Miller
had the correct date in 1844 for the end of the 2300 day prophecy, but the common belief of the sanctuary being the earth was wrong.
The sanctuary in Daniel 8 is the heavenly sanctuary where God dwells and where Jesus is our High Priest (Hebrews 8+9). So after the
great disappointment of 1844, expecting Jesus to return, these "Advent" group of believers returned to the Bible and
re-studied the scriptures to find out where they went wrong. That is when God revealed to them that the verse in Daniel 8:14 is
talking about the heavenly sanctuary and that Jesus was going to perform the anti-typical "day of atonement" where
the High Priest would move into the most holy place and cleanse the sanctuary of sin. This means Jesus was going to move into the
most holy place in the heavenly sanctuary in 1844 to begin judgment!
What piece of furniture is in the most holy place? The ark of the covenant, with the ten commandments. So this group of Advent
believers now understood the importance of God's law, the ten commandments and that we were now about to be judged according to that
law, which is the great moral law of God's government. So they started preaching the importance of keeping the ten commandments
(all ten, including the seventh day sabbath commandment) and that judgment had begun ...
2 Corinthians 5:10 ...'For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the
things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.'
1 Peter 4:17 ...'For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us,
what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?'
Revelation 14:7 ...'Saying with a loud voice, 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 14:12 ...'Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the
faith of Jesus.'
God restored the ark of the covenant with the ten commandments through these Advent believers, who went on to become the
Seventh Day Adventist Church. He showed that the way into His presence is to follow Christ Jesus into the most holy place where the
law of God is revealed ... 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.'
So God now has a church that can take the three angels messages of Revelation 14 to the world. God
has a church that can take the FULL gospel message to the world, not half the gospel like so many preach. No, God has a church with the
full plan of salvation shown through the sanctuary.
The Ark of the Covenant (Keeping the Ten Commandments) - RESTORED!
The truths once lost during the dark reign of the Roman Catholic Church have now been restored, one by one, through men who God raised
up for this very reason. Great men like Wycliffe, Luther, Wesley, etc. Culminating in a church with the sanctuary message and the plan
of salvation fully restored and preached. The antichrist little horn may have cast down the truth to the ground, but God has
lifted His truth up to heaven again through His remnant church.
Where are you in your Christian walk and the plan of salvation? Are you still waiting at the altar of sacrifice? Or are you moving
on through the sanctuary into God's presence? In Revelation 3:9, Jesus says that those who "say" they are Jews (Spiritual Jews,
ie, Christians) but are not, are of the Synagogue of Satan. In other words, if you say you are a Christian, but you are not living
as a Christian, seeking to be in the presence of God Almighty, then you belong to the enemy, Satan.
Friend, Jesus is standing at the door waiting! Please give your all to Him by accepting His sacrifice for your sins, being baptised,
studying the Word of God, praying, being a witness to the world and keeping the commandments of God, including the seventh day sabbath.
Please study this important subject for yourself and make your journey through the sanctuary into God's presence.