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      Constant Diligence in Behalf of His Church —“In the message to the church at Ephesus, Christ is represented as holding the seven stars in His hand, and walking in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks. He is represented as “walking” among them, thus illustrating His constant diligence in behalf of His church. He that keepeth Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps. Nor does He become indifferent. These figures are to be carefully studied by the undershepherds, and faithfully applied to their own experience, that they may not lose sight of their great privilege of securing light from the Source of all light, and giving it in turn to those for whom they labor.” (Letter 4, 1908)
      The Warden of the Temple Courts. —“(Rev. 2:1-5 quoted). The words fall from the lips of One who cannot lie. The picture reveals eternal vigilance. Christ is in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks, walking from church to church, from congregation to congregation, from heart to heart. He that keepeth Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps. If the candlesticks were left to the care of human beings, how often the light would flicker and go out! But God has not given His church into the hands of men. Christ, the One who gave His life for the world, that all who believe in Him may not perish but have everlasting life, is the watchman of the house. He is the warder, faithful and true, of the temple courts of the Lord. . . .
      “Christ walks in the midst of His churches through the length and breadth of the earth. He looks with intense interest to see whether His people are in such a condition spiritually that they can advance His kingdom. He is present in every assembly of the church. He knows those whose hearts He can fill with the holy oil, that they may impart it to others. Those who faithfully carry forward the work of Christ, representing in word and deed the character of God, fulfill the Lord’s purpose for them, and Christ takes pleasure in them.” (RH May 26, 1903). 7BC956.

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PREFACE

“Study Revelation In Connection
With Daniel For History
Will Be Repeated”


      “We are standing on the threshold of great and solemn events. Many of the prophecies are about to be fulfilled in quick succession. Every element of power is about to be set to work. PAST HISTORY WILL BE REPEATED: old controversies will arouse to new life, and peril will beset God’s people on every side. Intensity is taking hold of the human family. It is permeating everything upon the earth.
      “STUDY REVELATION IN CONNECTION WITH DANIEL, FOR HISTORY WILL BE REPEATED . . . . We with all our religious advantages, ought to know far more today than we do know.
      “Angels desire to look into the truths that are revealed to the people who with contrite hearts are searching the word of God and praying for greater lengths and breadths, and depths and heights of the knowledge which He alone can give.
      “As we near the close of this world’s history, the prophecies relating to the last days especially demand our study. The last book of the New Testament Scriptures is full of truth that we need to understand, Satan has blinded the minds of many so that they have been glad of any excuse for not making the Revelation their study. But Christ through His servant John has here declared what shall be in the last days; and He says, “Blessed is he that readeth,

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and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein.” TM 116.
      “There is need of a much closer study of the word of God; especially should Daniel and the Revelation have attention as never before in the history of our work . . .
      “The light that Daniel received from God was given especially for these last days.” TM 112.
      “To John the Lord opened the subjects that He saw would be needed by His people in the last days. The instruction that He gave is found in the book of Revelation. Those who would be co-workers with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will show a deep interest in the truths found in this book. With pen and voice they will strive to make plain the wonderful things that Christ came from heaven to reveal.
      “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel until His servant John . . . Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein; for the time is at hand.”
      “The solemn messages that have been given in their order in the revelation are to occupy the first place in the minds of God’s people. Nothing else is to be allowed to engross our attention . . .
“Here are the truths that concern our present and future welfare. 8T 301-302.
      “The book of Revelation opens with an injunction to us to understand the instruction that it contains. “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy” God declared, “and keep those things which are written therein; for the time is at hand.” When we as a people understand what this book means to us, there will be seen among us a great revival. We do not understand fully the lessons that it teaches, notwithstanding the injunction given us to search and study it.
      “In the past teachers have declared Daniel and the

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Revelation to be sealed books, and the people have turned from them. The veil whose apparent mystery has kept many from lifting it, God’s own hand has withdrawn from these portions of His word. The very name Revelation contradicts the statement that it is a sealed book. Revelation means that something of importance is revealed. The truths of this book are addressed to those living in these last days.” TM 113.
      “When the books of Daniel and Revelation are better understood, believers will have an entirely different religious experience. They will be given such glimpses of the open gates of heaven that heart and mind will be impressed with the character that all must develop in order to realize the blessedness which is to be the reward of the pure in heart.
      “The Lord will bless all who will seek humbly and meekly to understand that which is revealed in the Revelation. This book contains so much that is large with immortality and full of glory that all who read and search it earnestly receive the blessing to those “that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein,” TM 114.
      “It was the Lion of the tribe of Judah who unsealed the book and gave to John the revelation of what should be in these last days.
      “Daniel stood in his lot to bear his testimony which was sealed until the time of the end when the first angel’s message should be proclaimed to our world. These matters are of infinite importance in these last days; but while “many shall be purified, and made white, and tried,” “the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand. “How true this is! Sin is the transgression of the law of God; and those who will not accept the light in regard to the law of God will not understand the proclamation of the first, second, and third angel’s messages. The book of Daniel is unsealed in the revelation to John, and carries us forward to the last scenes of this earth’s history.

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      “Will our brethren bear in mind that we are living amid the perils of the last days? Read Revelation in connection with Daniel. teach these things.” TM 115.
      “Those who eat the flesh and drink the blood of the son of God will bring from the books of Daniel and Revelation truth that is inspired by the Holy Spirit. They will start into action forces that cannot be repressed. The lips of children will be opened to proclaim the mysteries that have been hidden from the minds of men.” TM 116.
      “The perils of the last days are upon us, and in our work we are to warn the people of the danger they are in. Let not the solemn scenes which prophecy has revealed be left untouched. If our people were half awake, if they realized the nearness of the events portrayed in the Revelation, a reformation would be wrought in our churches, and many more would believe the message. We have no time to lose, God calls upon us to watch for souls as they that must give an account . . . . Let Daniel speak, let the Revelation speak and tell what is truth. But whatever phase of the subject is presented, uplift Jesus as the center of all hope, “the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” TM 118.
      “The fifth chapter of Revelation needs to be closely studied. It is of great importance to those who shall act a part in the work of God for these last days. There are some who are deceived. They do not realize what is coming on the earth. Those who have permitted their minds to become beclouded in regard to what constitutes sin, are fearfully deceived. Unless they make a decided change, they will be found wanting when God pronounces judgment upon the children of men. They have transgressed the law, and broken the everlasting covenant, and they will receive according to their works.” 9T 267.
      “The study of the Revelation directs the minds to the prophecies of Daniel, and both present most important instruction, given of God to man, concerning events to take place at the close of this earth’s history.” GC 341.

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TRUTHS THAT CONCERN ALL LIVING TODAY

      “We are to proclaim to the world the great and solemn truths of Revelation. Into the very designs and principles of the church of God these truths are to enter. A benediction is pronounced upon those who pay due regard to this communication. The blessing is promised to encourage a study of this book. We are by no means to become weary of looking into it because of its apparently mystical symbols. Christ can give us understanding . . . There should be a closer and more diligent study of the Revelation, and a more earnest presentation of the truths it contains—truths which concern all who are living in these last days” Ev 196.
      “The book of Revelation must be opened to the people. Many have been taught that it is a sealed book; but it is sealed only to those who reject light and truth. The truth it contains must be proclaimed, that people may have an opportunity to prepare for the events which are so soon to transpire. The third angel’s message must be presented as the only hope for the salvation of a perishing world.” Ev 195-196.
      STUDY REVELATION IN CONNECTION WITH DANIEL—FOR HISTORY WILL BE REPEATED!
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DANIEL ASSISTED BY THE ANGEL
      “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” Hebrews 1:14.


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DANIEL AS IT IS UNSEALED
IN THE REVELATION

      All down through the history of God’s church upon the earth, His people have had an up and down experience—they have been sinning and confessing, sinning and confessing. This has been the experience of the resurrection church; but this is not to be the experience of the translation church. For the resurrection church probation closes at the time of the death of the individual, but for the translation church probation closes while that company are still alive. All down through the six thousand years of this earth’s history, Satan has been accusing God’s people before the multitudes of the unfallen worlds; he has been telling them that it is impossible for human beings to keep God’s Law—to live without sin: that no power in heaven or in earth is able to keep him from causing the inhabitants of this earth to sin.
      Down through the ages the Lord has been delivering His truth and His messages into the hands of human beings, in order that they might have the privilege of giving to their fellow men the present truth, or the special messages that He has had for each generation; but every movement organized under the leadership of human beings has ended in apostasy. God’s church upon the earth began with Adam and Eve; that movement apostatized. The Lord did not reform that movement, He just called out a little remnant—eight souls—Noah and his family. With this little remnant He started another movement. The descendants of Noah drifted off into apostasy—they built the tower of Babel in defiance of God. The Lord did not reform that movement; He just called out another little remnant —-Abraham and Lot and their families. He separated them

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from their idolatrous kinsmen, and sent them out into a land they knew not of. We are familiar with the history of Abraham’s descendants; they developed into the twelve tribes of Israel and it was they who crucified the Messiah. The Lord did not reform the Jewish nation, He just called out another little remnant—His twelve disciples—and started another movement—the Christian church. Again this movement apostatized and became “the mystery of iniquity.” The Lord did not reform the Catholic church, but He called out another little remnant, the early reformers, and started another movement which resulted in the Protestant churches. But by the time of the 1844 period that movement had apostatized to the point that the Lord sent a message to His people that Babylon had fallen, had fallen. Did the Lord reform the apostatized Protestant churches? Indeed He did not! He called out another little remnant, the Advent People, and started another movement—The Advent Movement. This was the sixth movement and it was to be the last movement, but we are 120 years this side of 1844, and we are still here upon this old earth; will the Lord deliver this last movement into the hands of another human organization? Not according to TM 300.
      “Unless those who can help in—are aroused to a sense of their duty, they will not recognize the work of God when the loud cry of the third angel shall be heard. When light goes forth to lighten the earth, instead of coming up to the help of the Lord, they will want to bind about His work to meet their narrow ideas. Let me tell you that the lord will work in this last work in a manner very much out of the common order of things, and in a way that will be contrary to any human planning. There will be those among us who will always want to control the work of God, to dictate even what movements shall be made when the work goes forward under the direction of the angel who joins the third angel’ in the message to be

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given to the world. God will use ways and means by which it will be seen that he is taking the reins in his own hands.” TM 300.
      This is the way this work will be finished, —it will be finished through the direct supervision of the Holy Spirit; and this brings us down to this last generation—the generation whose characters are to be perfected for translation, and again, it is the message contained in the books of Daniel and the Revelation that are to prepare a people to stand through the time of trouble, which is just before us, and at last to be translated.
      But do we have any evidence in the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy that it is the messages contained in the books of Daniel and Revelation that are to constitute the foundation of the messages that are to perfect the characters of this last generation? We, as a people, have taken the position that the prophecies contained m the books of Daniel and the Revelation were unsealed to the pioneers of the Advent Movement in the 1844 period, and that when Sr. White said in EW 243 that “prophetic time closed in 1844,” that there are no time prophecies that apply to this last generation. It is the last generation that is to go through the time of trouble without a Mediator; it is the last generation that is to go through the seven last plagues, and the death decree; it is the last generation that is to perfect such characters that they can be translated directly from this old world into the presence of the God of the universe; Is it not strange that the Lord would address all the time prophecies to a generation that “refused to do the work which He had appointed them,” and then refuse to reveal the events that are to perfect the characters of those who “come up to every point, and stand every test, and overcome, be the price what it may? ‘Surely the Lord God will do nothing but He revealeth His secrets unto his servants the prophets.’ Amos 3:7. Why did the Lord reveal the time prophecies to the pioneers of this movement? Was it not that they might perfect their characters to the

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point where they might meet Him in peace at His coming Oct. 22, 1844? “I saw the disappointment of the trusting ones, as they did not see their Lord at the expected time. It had been God’s purpose to conceal the future and to brings His people to a point of decision. Without the preaching of definite time for the coming of Christ, the work designed of God would not have been accomplished . . . It was necessary that the people be brought to seek earnestly for a present preparation.” Listen to the words of Willam Miller, as recorded in GC 407 “Many thousands, to all human appearances, have been made to study the Scriptures by the PREACHING OF THE TIME: and by that means, through faith and the sprinkling of the blood of Christ have been reconciled to God.” Was the preaching of time more necessary for the perfection of the characters of the generation of 1844 than for the perfection of the characters of the generation in our day?
      Let us ask this question: Were the prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation, including the time prophecies, fully revealed to the generation in the 1844 period? If they were, why should it be necessary for us to study these books in our day? “There is need of a much closer study of the word of God; especially should Daniel and the Revelation have attention as never before in the history of our work.” TM 112 “When we as a people understand what this book means to us, there will be seen among us a great revival.” TM 113. “An entirely different religious experience.” TM 114. “The book of Daniel is unsealed in the revelation to John, and carries us forward to the last scenes of this earth’s history.” TM 115. “We are standing on the threshold of great and solemn events. many of the prophecies are about to be fulfilled in quick succession. Every element of power is about to be set to work. Past history will be repeated.” “If our

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people were half awake, if they realized the nearness of the events portrayed in the revelation, a reformation would be wrought in our churches, and many more would believe the message. “ All these statements are found in TM 112-118. Now let us look at some statements that are found in other places in the Spirit of prophecy. “In the Revelation are portrayed the deep things of God . . . Its truths are addressed to those living in the last days of this earth’s history, as well as to those living in the days of John.” Yes, as the prophecies of these two books were interpreted over the long prophetic periods, they began with the people living in John’s day, but we are interpreting them as they apply during the last generation that is to live upon the earth. The book of Revelation is the last book in the Bible, and its truths are addressed in a special way to those living in this last generation. “In the Revelation all the books of the Bible meet and end. Here is the compliment of the book of Daniel. One is a prophecy; the other a revelation. The Book that was sealed is not the book of Revelation, but that portion of the prophecy of Daniel relating to the last days. The angel commanded, ‘But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book even to the time of the end.” These statements are found in AA 585, 586. If the Revelation is the last book in the Bible (and we of course know that it is) and if all the books of the Bible meet and end in the Revelation, then the prophecies of Revelation must have a very particular application to this last generation. But let us notice some statements found in 8T 301-2.
      “Let us go to the word of God for guidance. Let us seek for a ‘Thus saith the Lord’,” We have had enough of human methods. A mind trained only in worldly science fails to understand the things of God; but the same mind, converted and sanctified, will see the divine power in the word. Only the mind and heart cleansed by the sanctification of the Spirit can discern

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heavenly things.
      Brethren, in the name of the Lord I call upon you to awake to your duty. Let your hearts be yielded to the power of the Holy Spirit, and they will be made susceptible to the teaching of the word. Then you will be able to discern the deep things of God.
      (And where are the deep things of God to be found? “in the revelation are portrayed the deep things of God.” AA 584.

“Study The Revelation”

      “To John, the Lord opened the subjects that he saw would be needed by His people in the last days. The instruction He gave is found in the Revelation. Those who would be coworkers with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will show a deep interest in the truths found in this book. with pen and voice they will strive to make plain the wonderful things that Christ came from heaven to reveal . . . 8T 301.
      “The solemn messages that nave been given in their order in the revelation are to occupy the first place in the minds of God’s people. nothing else is to be allowed to engross our attention.” 8T 302.
      Precious time is rapidly passing, and there is danger that many will be robbed of the time which should be given to the proclamation of the messages that God has sent to a fallen world. (These messages are evidently contained in the book of Revelation.) Satan is pleased to see the diversion of minds that should be engaged in the study of the truths which have to do with eternal realities.” 8T 302 (These truths which have to do with eternal realities must be found in the Revelation—the book in which the book of Daniel is unsealed, and in which all the books

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of the Bible meet and end.) The testimony of Christ, a testimony of the most solemn character, is to be borne to the world. ALL through the book of Revelation there are the most precious elevating promises, and there are also warnings of the most fearfully solemn import. will not those who profess to have a knowledge of the truth read the testimony given to John by Christ? here is no guess work, no scientific deception. here are the truths that concern our present and future welfare what is the chaff to the wheat? 8T 302.

THE LITERAL TIME PROPHECIES

      All the time prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation were given in literal time. The 2300 days were given in literal time. The 1260 days were given in literal time. The 1290 days were given in literal time. The 1335 days were given in literal time, and the 1260 day period, which is brought to view seven times in the books of Daniel and the Revelation, in all seven instances are given in literal time. Dan 7:25 —“a time and times and the dividing of times. Dan 12:7 “a time times, and an half” Rev 11:2 “forty and two months.” Rev 11:3 “a thousand two hundred and three score days.” Rev 12:14 “a time and times, and half a time.” Rev 3:5 “Forty and two months.” Is it not just a little strange that the Lord would give these prophecies to Daniel and John in literal time when He knew very well that these time prophecies were to be reckoned in prophetic time (a day for a year) and that they were never to be reckoned in literal time? What would be the object of the Lord doing such a thing? No, the Lord knew very well that the real interpretation of these prophecies would eventually be in literal time—He knew the end from the beginning—He knew that the generation at the end of the 2300 years would “refuse to do the work

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which He had appointed them and that there would be a delay of over 120 years. He knew that these prophecies would eventually meet their complete fulfillment in literal days.

Statements Regarding Time Setting

      In TM in the article “The Remnant Church Not Babylon, pages 32-64, which was published in the Review and Herald Aug. 22 to Sept. 12, 1893, on page 45, we read the following: “Has God no living church? He has a church, but it is the church militant, not the church triumphant. We are sorry that there are defective members, that there are tares amid the wheat.” This was written in 1893; to what church was Sr. White referring to here? Was it not the Seventh Day Adventist organized church? Was not that the church in which the tares and the wheat were commingled? Are we not to infer from this that in the Church triumphant there will be no tares? The church militant and the church triumphant are two separate and distinct churches; or they are two separate and distinct movements. The church militant is the Laodicean church, while the church triumphant is the Philadelphian church. The Lord says of the Laodicean church: “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.” There is not a plainer statement in the Bible. The Philadelphian church is the church of the 144,000; compare Rev 3:12 with EW 15.
      Now let us quote some of the statements regarding time setting, or the time prophecies, which were addressed to the church militant, to the Seventh-Day Adventist organized church, over a period of about 40 years—from 1851-1892.
      “The disciples were anxious to know the exact time for the revelation of the kingdom of God; but Jesus tells them that they may not know the times and the seasons; for the Father has not revealed them. To understand

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when the kingdom of God should be restored, was not the thing of most importance for them to know . . . That which was essential for a successful Christian experience in the days of the disciples, is essential in our day. ‘And he said unto them, it is not for you to know the times and the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power’.”
      “Let us analyze these statements. Why did Jesus tell the disciples that it was not for them to know the time when His kingdom should be restored to this old earth? Simply because they were not living in that time. But while they were not to know the times and the seasons, did that mean that the times and the seasons would never be revealed? Was not the 2300 years one of the seasons that marked the time of the end? And did not the Lord reveal that season to Willam Miller when the time came? “It has ever been thus; for our Savior often had to speak reprovingly to those who indulged in speculations and were ever inquiring into those things which the lord had not revealed.”
      “There will never again be a message for the people of God that will be based on time. We are not to know the definite time either for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit or for the coming of Christ.” 1SM 188.
      At the time this was written who were the people of God spoken of here. All will agree that this was addressed to the Seventh-Day Adventist Organized church. “Regarding the testimonies, nothing is ignored; nothing is cast aside; but time and place must be considered.” 1SM 57. The above statement was written in 1891—64 years ago—was this addressed to the church triumphant—the translation church? Of course it wasn’t! It was addressed to the church militant, the Laodicean church. Will the Laodicean church ever be given another message based on time? Certainly not! That church was given one message that was based on time; had they made the right use of that message they would have been

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in the kingdom before 1888. (See GC 457, 458) But “As they refused to do the work which He had appointed them, others, (A future generation) were raised up to proclaim the message.” The “people of God” spoken of in this statement are Seventy-Day Laodicean Adventists; they will never be given another message based on time. They were never to be given any greater light than they already had, until they had lived up to the light the Lord had given them, —they are “rich, and increased with (spiritual) goods, and have need of nothing,” and therefore they will be spewed out of the Lord’s mouth.
      “The times and seasons God has put in His own power. (to reveal) And why has not God given US (the Laodicean church) this knowledge? Because WE (the Laodicean church) would not make the right use of it if he did. A condition of things would result from this knowledge among our people (the Laodicean church) that would greatly retard the work of God in preparing a people to stand in the great day that is to come. We, (the Laodicean church) are not to be engrossed with speculations in regard to the times and the seasons which God has not revealed.” (But what does Sr. White say in 8T 302?) “The solemn messages that have been given in their order in the Revelation are to occupy the first place in the minds of God’s people. Nothing else is to be allowed to engross Our attention.” 1SM 189.
      In the above statement Sr. White says we are not to be ENGROSSED with speculations in regard to times and seasons which God has not revealed. But in 8T 302 she says of the solemn messages given in the Revelation, (and do not these solemn messages include the time prophecies?) that nothing else is to be allowed to ENGROSS our attention. Are both of these messages given to the same church? No. One is addressed to the Seventh-Day Adventist Laodicean church, and the other to the Philadelphian translation church.

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      “God has not revealed to US (the Seventh-Day Adventist Laodicean church) the time when this message will close, or when probation will have an end. Those things that are revealed we shall accept for ourselves and for our children; but let us not seek to know that which has been kept secret in the councils of the almighty. “Letters have come to me asking me if I have any special light as to the time when probation will close; and I answer that I have only this message to bear, that it is now (1894) time to work while the day lasts, for the night cometh in which no man can work.” 1SM 191.
      “The opportune time for US to work is now, just now, while the day lasts. But there is no command for anyone to search the Scriptures in order to ascertain, if possible, when probation will close. God has no such message for any mortal lips. He would have no mortal tongue declare that which he has hidden in his secret councils. (But this does not say that He will never reveal these things!) 1SM 192.
      “I have no special time of which to speak when the outpouring of the Holy Spirit will take place—when the mighty angel will come down from heaven, and unite with the third angel in closing up the work for this world.” 1SM 192.
      According to these statements, God’s people are never to know when any of the events connected with the last days of this earth’s history are to take place; they are never to know when the time for the loud cry of the third angel is to begin, nor when probation will close—they will go right on giving the message after no one can be saved. “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secrets unto His servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7. Will the Lord God refuse to reveal the last events, and the time of the last events, to the 144,000 whose need for such knowledge exceeds that of any other generation that has ever lived upon the earth?
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revealed the time and circumstances of Christ’s first advent to John the Baptist, but not to the leaders of ancient Israel!
      “The prophecy of Daniel pointed so unmistakably to the time of Messiah’s coming and so directly foretold His death, that they discouraged its study, and finally the Rabbis pronounced a curse on all who should attempt a computation of the time. In blindness and impenitence, the people of Israel for eighteen hundred years have stood, indifferent to the gracious offers of salvation, unmindful of the blessings of the gospel, a solemn and fearful warning of the danger of rejecting light from heaven.” GC 378.
      Does not modern spiritual Israel discourage any “further investigation of the Scriptures” regarding the time prophecies for these last days? Do not they in effect pronounce a curse upon those who are “Observing and thinking upon time,” and unto whom “knowledge regarding that time (is being) increased.” GC 360.
      “At the time of Christ’s first advent, the priests and scribes of the holy city, to whom were intrusted the oracles of God, might have discerned the signs of the times, and proclaimed the coming of the Promised One. The prophecy of Micah designated His birthplace. Daniel specified the time of His advent. God committed these prophecies to the Jewish leaders; they were without excuse if they did not know and declare to the people that the Messiah’s coming was at hand. Their ignorance was the result of sinful neglect. The Jews were building monuments to the slain prophets of God, while by their deference to the great men of earth they were paying homage to the servants of Satan. Absorbed in their ambitious strife for place and power among men, they lost sight of the divine honors proffered them by the King of heaven. “With profound and reverent interest the elders of Israel should have been studying the place, the time, the circumstances, of the greatest event in the

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world’s history. The coming of the son of God to accomplish the redemption of man. All the people should have been watching and waiting that they might be among the first to welcome the world’s Redeemer. But 10, at Bethlehem two weary travelers from the hills of Nazareth traversed the whole length of the narrow street to the eastern extremity of the town, vainly seeking a place of rest and shelter for the night. No doors are open to receive them. In a wretched hovel prepared for cattle, they at last find refuge, and there the Savior of the world is born.” GC 313.
      Is not modern spiritual Israel “following the same path as did ancient Israel?” 5T 728. Ancient literal Israel rejected the prophecies that pointed to the first advent of Christ—modern spiritual Israel is rejecting the prophecies that point to the second coming of Christ. Ancient literal Israel pronounced a curse upon anyone who would undertake to compute the time prophecies as being fulfilled in their day—modern spiritual Israel in effect pronounces a curse upon anyone who would undertake to compute the time prophecies as being fulfilled in our day. Because ancient literal Israel rejected the light that pointed to the Messiah’s coming in their day, they were fully rejected by the Lord. Because modern spiritual Israel rejects the light that points to Jesus’ coming in our day, that church will be spewed out of the mouth of the Lord. Ancient literal Israel rejected Christ as their true Messiah; is not there a danger that modern spiritual Israel may reject Christ and accept Satan when he personates Christ.” Read 5T 728.

The Twelfth Chapter of Daniel

      “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time; and at

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that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.” Dan 12:1-3.
      There are five events brought to view in these three verses. First the standing up of Michael, at the close of probation, as stated in EW 36.
      “The nations are now getting angry, but when our High Priest has finished His work in the sanctuary, He will stand up, put on the garments of vengeance, and then the seven last plagues will be poured out.”
      The next event is, the time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time. This of course refers to the seven last plagues. The next event is the deliverance of God’s people, which takes place at the end of the sixth plague and at the beginning of the seventh plague. These are the first three events, the next is the special resurrection, which takes place at the beginning of the seventh plague. It is the voice of God that delivers His people, and it is the voice of God that causes the earthquake, and it is the earthquake that opens the graves of those who come up in the special resurrection. The fifth event is the glorification of God’s people—the 144,000. This takes place at the time when the voice of God is heard from heaven declaring the day and the hour of Christ’s coming, as recorded in GC 640.
      “The voice of God is heard from heaven, declaring the day and hour of Jesus’ coming, and delivering the everlasting covenant to His people. Like peals of loudest thunder His word rolls through the earth. The Israel of God stand listening, with their eyes fixed upward. Their countenances lighted up with His glory, and shine as did the face of Moses when he came down from Sanai. The wicked cannot look upon them.”
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events spoken of; (1) the standing up of Michael, at the dose of probation; (2) the time of trouble—during the seven last plagues; (3) the deliverance of God’s people at the end of the sixth plague and at the beginning of the seventh plague; (4) the special resurrection, which takes place when God delivers His people; (5) the glorification of the Saints, at the time when God’s voice is heard from heaven declaring the day and hour of Christ’s coming. Let us skip the fourth verse for the present, and study the fifth verse and onward.
      “Then I Daniel, looked, and behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.” Verse 5.
      The river mentioned here represents the last generation of God’s people on the earth. The angel is the sealing angel as he is presented in Eze. 9. This river is three and one half years long. Daniel stands on one side of the river and John on the other side. This river heads at the beginning of the loud cry and empties into eternity.
      “And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?”
      How long shall it be to the end of what wonders? Why the five wonders mentioned in the first three verses of this chapter. —The standing up of Michael, at the close of probation, —the time of trouble, during the seven last plagues, —the deliverance of God’s people at the beginning of the seventh plague, —the special resurrection which takes place when God’s people are delivered, and the glorification of God’s people at the time when the voice of God is heard announcing the day and hour of Christ’s coming. In the next verse the angel tells us how long the period will be in which these events will be fulfilled;
      “And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and

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an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people. All these things shall be finished.”
      Our Adventist Laodicean church applies this “time, times, and an half” to the 1260 years of papal persecution, but let us ask this question; did these five wonders take place during that period? Did Michael stand up during the 1260 years of papal persecution? According to Sr. White EW 36 Michael stands up at the close of probation, and certainly probation did not end during the 1260 years. Did the time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation—the seven last plagues—take place during the 1260 years of papal persecution? Were God’s people delivered at the beginning of the seventh plague, during the 1260 years of papal persecution? Did the special resurrection take place during the 1260 years of papal persecution? NO! All these events are still in the future. Another point before we go on with our study; This time period was not given in prophetic time—a day for a year, it was given in literal time—three and one half years, and so were all the other time prophecies given in literal time. The “time and times and the dividing of time,” Dan. 7:25; the time, times, and an half, Dan. 12:7 the “forty and two months,” Rev. 11:2 the “thousand two hundred and three score days, of Rev. 11:3 the “thousand two hundred and three score days,” of Rev. 12:6: the “time and times, and half a time,” Rev. 12:14: and the “forty and two months,” of Rev. 13:5. Every one of them was given to Daniel and John in literal days. After the angel had told Daniel that it would be for a time, times and an half Daniel said:
      “And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?”
      This is the second time Daniel asked this question, and Sr. White says in TM 114; “Twice Daniel inquired, How long shall it be to the end of time?”
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time, or to the coming of the Lord. But Daniel could not understand these prophecies, and WHY? “The book of Daniel is unsealed in the revelation to John . . .” TM 115. Daniel could not understand because the book of Revelation had not been written at that time.
      Now let us go back to that fourth verse.
      “But thou, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Verse 4. “The book of Daniel is unsealed in the Revelation to John, and carries us forward to the last scenes of this earth’s history.” TM 115.
      When was the book of Daniel to be unsealed in the Revelation? Why at the time of the end! And when would be the time of the end? The time of the end would be when many would be running to and fro upon the earth, and scientific knowledge should be increased. Now our people tell us that the time of the end was between 1798 and 1844, and that was the time of the end for the resurrection church, but we are applying these prophecies to the last generation that is to live upon the earth—the generation of the 144,000. Were men running to and fro upon the earth between 1798 and 1844 as they are today? Of course we know that they were not. Not very long ago two men got into a capsule and circled the earth many times and the reason they could accomplish such a fete was because of the increase of scientific knowledge. Many of our older readers can remember a book that was published several years ago entitled “Around the World in eighty days,” which at that time was very unusual. Are we living in the time of the end? But this is not the only proof of that, this fourth verse points to the very days in which we are living. Let us notice verses 8, 9 and 10. Daniel said:
      “And I heard, but I understood not; then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” And what would happen at the time of the end? “Many shall be purified, and

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made white, and tried, but the wicked shall do wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise (virgins) shall understand.”
      Let us ask this question: Is there another company, aside from the 144,000 who are to be purified, and made white and tried, at the time of the end? If not then we must believe that the company brought to view here are the 144,000. Let us quote this fourth verse and include the 144,000.
      “And I heard, But I understood not; then said I O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said. Go thy way Daniel; for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. The 144,000 shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked (Laodiceans) shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise (virgins) shall understand.”
      But there is something else that will be taking place among the remnant of the remnant right at this time. According to GC 359, 360 they will be running to and fro in the prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation, and observing and thinking upon the time of the end, and knowledge regarding that time—the time of the end—shall be increased. Let us ask this question; Is knowledge regarding the time prophecies, that point to the time of the end in our day being increased? Does not the Bible itself indicate plainly that the time prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation positively apply to the generation of the translation church? “Surely the Lord will do nothing but He revealeth his secrets unto his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7. Have not the events, and the time of these events been held secret in the councils of the Almighty right up till our day?

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Other Time Prophecies
      Let us notice some of the other time prophecies that apply right at the time in which we are living. Let us turn to Daniel seven and begin at the verse 21.
      “I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them.”
      All Adventists believe that this little horn represents the papacy. This prophecy, as it has been interpreted over the long prophetic periods, was fulfilled during the 1260 years of papal supremacy from 538-1798; at that time the deadly wound was inflicted and the papal supremacy came to an end. But was this to be the end of papal power? Was the deadly wound never to be healed? Let us notice the verses that follow.
      “Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the Most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.” Dan. 7:22
      The first supremacy came to its end in 1798; Did the Ancient of days come in 1798? Was judgment given to the saints of the Most High in 1798? Did the saints possess the kingdom in 1798? Does not this positively point to another supremacy of the papacy after 1798? The next two verses do not particularly apply to our study, but we shall quote them lest someone shall accuse us of taking Scriptures out of their setting.
      “Thus he said, the fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon the earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise and another shall arise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and think to change times and laws; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his

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dominion, to consume and destroy it unto the end. (The investigative judgment did sit in 1844, but that judgment did not take away the dominion of the papacy.) And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.” Dan. 7:23-27.
      Certainly the kingdom and dominion and greatness of the kingdom was not given unto the people of the saints of the Most High in 1798.

The Forty and Two Months of
Revelation Thirteen

      “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard and his feet were the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion; and the dragon gave him his power, and seat, and great authority.” Verses 1, 2.
      All of our Adventist people understand this beast to represent the papacy and the countries over which she once ruled.
      “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed; and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast; and they worshipped the beast saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”
      Does all this take place before or after the deadly wound is healed? Let us read what Sr. White says in GC 578, 579.
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shall cause ‘the earth and them which dwell therein’ to worship the papacy—there symbolized by the beast ‘like unto a leopard . . . . “It has been shown that the United States is the power represented by the beast with lamb-like horns, and that this prophecy will be fulfilled when the United States shall enforce Sunday observance, which Rome claims as the special acknowledgment of her supremacy. But in this homage to the papacy the United States will not be alone. The influence of Rome in the countries that once acknowledged her dominion, is still far from being destroyed. And prophecy foretells a restoration of her power. “I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death: and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” The infliction of the deadly wound points to the downfall of the papacy in 1798. After this, says the prophet, “his deadly wound was healed. And all the world wondered after the beast.”
      Here Sr. White says that all the world wonders after the beast after the deadly wound is healed, but she stops short of saying that all this takes place during the second supremacy of the papacy, but the Bible furnishes the proof that, that period of time will be forty and two months. However Sr. White does make this statement: “The Sabbath question will be the issue in the great conflict in which all the world will act a part. (Rev. 13:4-8 and 10-17 quoted) This entire chapter is a revelation of what will surely take place.” MS 88, 1897. Surely the three time prophecies we have just studied, Dan 7:21-27; Dan 12:1-10; and Rev. 13:1-5 should prove to any of the wise virgins that there is to be a second supremacy of the papacy extending over a period of 1260 days, or three and one half years.

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The 2300 Years of Christ’s
Ministration In The
First Apartment

      We have come now to a very critical and important point in our message. The Advent movement in 1844 was founded upon the thirteenth and fourteenth verses of the eight chapter of Daniel. Likewise, the movement that is to prepare a people for translation is founded upon these same Scriptures.
      “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 the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.” Dan. 8:13, 14
      We understand of course that this vision was interpreted in prophetic time (a day for a year) over the long prophetic periods, and rightly so. The question that we shall try to answer is this; Will this prophecy be re-fulfilled in literal days during the last generation that is to live upon the earth? But before we go into this phase of the subject, let us see how this prophecy was fulfilled during the 2300 years.
      “How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice?” What is the daily sacrifice? The daily sacrifice was performed by the priests in the first apartment of the sanctuary on earth, see PP 354-357. The 2300 prophetic days began when the decree went forth for the rebuilding of ancient Jerusalem and the restoration of the sanctuary and its services. From the time the sanctuary services were restored, until Christ died on the cross, was resurrected, and ascended to heaven; with the exception of one day in each year, the DAILY SACRIFICE was carried on in the first apartment in the sanctuary on earth—the first 490 years of the

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2300. After Christ ascended to heaven He began His ministration in the FIRST APARTMENT of the sanctuary in heaven, and that service continued for 1810 years until Oct. 22, 1844. Thus the answer to the question, “How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice? —the answer—2300 years. But there is still another question to be answered: “How long shall be the vision concerning . . . the transgression of desolation.” And still another question: What is the transgression of desolation? The transgression of desolation consisted of the leadership of the Jewish church, as well as the leadership of each of the other churches of the Christian dispensation, taking the place of the Holy Spirit and dictating to God’s elect. This has been a terrible curse to God’s people all down through the history of His church upon the earth. It has always been the Lord’s plan that human beings should have the privilege of giving to their fellow human beings the messages He has had for His people from age to age. But through the working of Satan, it has always been the tendency of the leadership to assume undue authority over God’s people. This is at least one of the reasons why God has never had complete control over each individual in His church down through the ages. The Holy Spirit is the only true and efficient channel of communication between the Lord and His people; and that is the reason why it is absolutely necessary that He should take the work into His own hands during this last generation.

The 2300 Days In
Literal Time

      Let us study Dan. 8:15-19 and see if by chance that this prophecy of the 2300 days meets its fulfillment in literal days.
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the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man. And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of Ulai, which called and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision. So he came near where I stood; and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face; but he said unto me, Understand, o son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.”
      Now when was to be the vision? Or when was the vision to be fulfilled? “At the time of the end shall be the vision,” the vision of the 2300 days. Was the time of the end to be between 1798 and 1844? Yes, the time of the end for the resurrection church was between 1798 and 1844, but the resurrection church is the church militant, not the church triumphant. The following was written in 1893; “Has God no living church? He has a church, but it is the church militant, not the church triumphant. We are sorry that there are defective members, that there are tares amid the wheat.” TM 45 Also TM 47 and 61. “The work is soon to close. The members of the church militant who have proved faithful will become the church triumphant.” GCB. Jan. 29, 30, 1893. According to these statements there is to come a time when the wheat and the tares are to be separated, and at that time those members of the church militant who have proved faithful will become the church triumphant. But when does this separation take place? Does it take place at the coming of the Lord in the clouds of heaven?
      “The looker-on may discern no difference; but there is One who said that the tares were not to be plucked up by human hands lest the wheat be rooted up also. Let both grow together until the harvest. Then the Lord sends forth His reapers to gather out the tares and bind them in bundles to burn, while the wheat is gathered into the heavenly garner. The time of judgment is a most solemn period, when the Lord gathers His

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own from among the tares. Those who have been members of the same family are separated. A mark is placed upon the righteous.” TM 234.
      This separation comes at the time when the church is weighed in the balance of the sanctuary, after those in the church have rejected the message the Lord has to prepare a remnant of the remnant for translation. Yes the time of the end for the church militant—the resurrection church—was between 1798 and 1844; but that was not the time of the end for the church triumphant—the translation church; the time of the end for that church is during the last generation. Let us see if this is true.
      “So he came near where I stood; and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face; but he said unto me, Understand, o son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.”
      There are two periods brought to view as the time of the end. One for the church militant—the resurrection church, and the other for the church triumphant the translation church. As we have just stated, the time of the end for the resurrection church was between 1798 and 1844; but the time of the end for the translation church is when men are running to and fro upon the earth, and scientific knowledge is increased. Dan. 12:4 Are we living at the time when this is taking place? Just recently two men entered a capsule, were projected into space, and circled the earth sixty-two times in four days. This could only have been made possible through the increase of scientific knowledge. In 1844 God’s people were just entering into this period of increased knowledge, but we today, are seeing the fulfillment of this prophecy. We are living in the real time of the end! But there is still another prophecy that points to this time as the real time of the end.
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wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise (virgins) shall understand.” Dan. 12:9, 10.
      Is there to be another company at the time of the end, aside from the 144,000 who are to be purified, and made white, and tried? If no one can point to another company who are to have this experience at the time of the end, then are we not justified in taking the position that this is the company referred to in this verse? Is not the period in which we are living pointed out in these prophecies?
      According to GC 359 at the time of the end—in the very time in which we are living; God’s remnant of the remnant will be “(observing and thinking upon time)” or upon the time prophecies which point to the time of the end, “and knowledge” (regarding that time) ‘shall be increased.” GC 359-60 Thus at the very time in which we are living, the remnant of the remnant will be running to and fro in the time prophecies, and knowledge regarding these time prophecies will be increased. Are we not experiencing this very fact today? It is only of recent date, that we through our study of the books of Daniel and the Revelation, have found out that all the time prophecies were addressed to the last generation that is to live upon the earth. The Laodicean Adventist church, including the professed reformers, have always, and still are, taking the position that all time prophecy came to an end in 1844. While it is true that prophetic time ended in 1844, EW 243 It is not true that all time prophecy came to an end in 1844. “Understand, O Son of man, for at the time of the end shall be the vision.” Thus the prophecy of the 2300 days, together with all the other time prophecies, meet their complete fulfillment during the last generation that is to live upon the earth.
      According to Eze. 12:21-28 the time prophecies, and especially the 2300 days, was to be prolonged. In GC 392, 393 Sr. White applies the prophecy of Eze. 12:21-28 to the prophecy of the 2300 days; however she applies it

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to the prolonging of the prophecy in the summer of 1844; but we are not so void of spiritual understanding that we cannot see that the prophecy of the 2300 days has been prolonged for the last 120 years? The pioneers of the Advent Movement fully expected the Lord to come at the end of the 2300 years in 1844, and that generation could have been the translation generation IF that generation had not refused to do the work which He had appointed them. But, “As they refused to do the work which He had appointed them, others were raised up to proclaim the message.” GC 458. The message has not been proclaimed yet, if it had, God’s people would not be here upon this old earth.
      There is also the prophecy in Hab. 2:1-4. Sr. White also applies that prophecy to the 2300 days, but she also applies it to the summer of 1844.
      “I will stand upon my watch, and will set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie; though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him; but the just shall live by his faith.”
      Now let us sum up what we have learned about the 2300 days. In Dan. 8:17 the angel said to Daniel, “Understand, O son of man; for at the time of the end shall be the vision.” From our study we have found that the time of the end was to be when MANY should be running to and fro upon the earth and scientific knowledge should be increased. Also at the time of the end 144,000 should be perfected. The prophecy of Eze. 12:21-28 tells us that the prophecy of the 2300 days was to be prolonged; and in Hab. 2: 1-4 we are told that the prophecy of the 2300 days would tarry. Surely this should be sufficient evidence to the earnest seeker after truth that the prophecy of the

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2300 days is to meet its complete fulfillment during the last generation that is to live upon the earth.
      Now if the prophecy of the 2300 days is to meet its complete fulfillment during the last generation that is to live upon the earth, then that prophecy must be fulfilled in literal days. But what is the significance of that prophecy? During the first fulfillment of the prophecy, as it was fulfilled over the long prophetic periods, the daily ministration was carried on in the first apartment. During the first 490 years, minus the 40 years while Jerusalem and the temple were being rebuild, minus another 450 days of atonement, the ministration was carried on in the first apartment of the sanctuary on earth; but after Christ’s crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension He entered upon His ministration in the first apartment of the heavenly sanctuary, where He ministered for another 1810 years. During the 1810 years of His ministration in the first apartment He was preparing a people to meet Him in the judgment of the dead Oct. 22, 1844. We understand of course that these would not be alive at the time they were judged. As we have said many times before, that generation could have been the translation generation, but they refused to do the work which the Lord had appointed them, and another generation had to be raised up to finish the work. We are now 120 years this side of 1844. A completely new generation has come upon the stage of action, and this new generation must have the same first apartment experience the generation in 1844 had.

The 2300 Literal Days and Christ’s
Ministration In The First Apartment

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The Sanctuary

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which the message that is to prepare a people for translation is founded. Down through the years since 1844, the Adventist Organization has maintained the firm position that Christ entered the Most Holy place in 1844, and that He will not leave that apartment until the close of probation and the pouring out of the seven last plagues. They are absolutely positive that He will never again minister in the first apartment. In this the Adventist Organization and the great majority of the professed reformers firmly believe.
      At this point we want to restate our position relative to Christ’s ministration in the heavenly sanctuary, this side of 1844. We are 120 years this side of 1844. An entirely new generation has come upon the stage of action since 1844. The church in the Philadelphian condition in 1844 could have, and should have, produced the 144,000—the translation church; but we are well acquainted with the history of that movement. Sr. White says that they refused to do the work which the Lord appointed them, and others were raised up to proclaim the message. If any generation since 1844 had proclaimed the message in the power of the Holy Spirit, God’s people would have been in the kingdom. No well informed Seventh-day Adventist can deny that God’s people should have been in the kingdom years before 1888; As we view the condition of God’s professed people today, we see it exactly described in the last verses of Revelation the third chapter—in the very depths of the Laodicean condition. They are rich and increased with spiritual and temporal goods, and in need of nothing. For the last 120 years Satan has been preparing God’s professed people to reject the very message that would have prepared them to go forth and give the loud cry, and thus fit them for translation.
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ago, but no Seventh-day Adventist has ever been translated, and that church is still of the resurrection church. The members of the resurrection church are not judged until after they are dead, while the members of the translation church are judged while they are still living. The translation church is the remnant of the remnant, and they are those who are prophesied of in Isa. 11:11, 12.
      “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the isles of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”
      The following was written in 1893.
      “Has God no living church? He has a church, but it is the church militant, not the church triumphant. We are sorry that there are defective members, that there are tares amid the wheat.” TM 45 “The work is soon to close. The members of the church militant who have proved faithful will become the church triumphant. GCB. Jan. 29, 30, 1893. Question: Who are to become the church triumphant, which is the Philadelphian church of the 144,000?
      Answer: The wise virgins in the church militant—those who have the oil in their vessels with their lamps.
      Let us go back to the movement in 1844. That movement serves as a type for the movement in our day. “Study Revelation in connection with Daniel, for history will be repeated.” TM 116. The whole history of the movement in 1844 is to be repeated during this last generation; Do you ask why? The answer is simple—that movement did not produce the 144,000. At that time the

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Protestant churches constituted the Sardis church, which was the fifth church. It was at that time, while Christ was ministering in the first apartment, that the first and second angel’s messages called a little remnant out of the Sardis church, to go forth and give the third angel’s message to the world after that company had entered with Christ into the most holy place. After 120 years this movement is being repeated in its entirety. Because a new generation has arisen.

The Laodicean Church and The
Seven Golden Candlesticks
      “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches; and the seven candlesticks are the seven churches.” Rev. 1: 19-20.
      According to this twentieth verse, each one of the seven churches is represented by one of the candles upon the golden candlestick, and according to the type the candlestick with its seven lamps was a permanent fixture in the first apartment of the sanctuary. And to verify this we quote GC 414-15.
      “The holy places of the sanctuary in heaven are represented by the two apartments in the sanctuary on earth. As in vision the apostle John was granted a view of the temple of God in heaven, he beheld there ‘seven lamps of fire burning before the throne.’ . . . Here the prophet was permitted to behold the first apartment of the sanctuary in heaven: and he saw there the ‘seven lamps of fire.”

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CHRIST AMONG THE CANDLESTICKS
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      Now if each of the seven churches is represented by one of the lamps on the golden candlestick, and if the golden candlestick is permanently located in the first apartment, then this certainly indicates that each of the seven churches must have a first apartment experience, and that includes the Laodicean church. But according to Adventist theology, Christ does not minister in the first apartment during the period of the Laodicean church.
      During the 1844 period the Sardis church (the Protestant churches) was given the opportunity of having a first apartment experience, But only a little remnant of the Sardis church availed themselves of this opportunity. These entered into the first apartment where they had all their sins forgiven, and where they had their characters perfected to the point where they could enter with Christ into judgment at the end of the 2300 prophetic days. These received the third angel’s message and they will come up in the first resurrection; while those who rejected the first and second angel’s messages will come up in the second resurrection and will be destroyed in the lake of fire.
      The same thing that happened to the Sardis church will happen to the Laodicean church. The Laodicean church is to be given an opportunity of having a first apartment experience. But only a little remnant of the Laodicean church will avail themselves of this opportunity. They will enter into the first apartment during the 2300 literal days, where they will have all their sins forgiven, and where they will have their characters perfected to the point where, although “the evil angels press around them, they can have no power over them,” EW 271. These will enter with Christ into the most holy place for the judgment of the living, and they will go forth and give the loud cry, and thus be fitted for translation. While those who reject the message the Lord has to prepare them for translation will come up in the second resurrection and be destroyed in the lake of fire.

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“HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY!”
“Thou art, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou hast created all things.” Rev. 4:11.


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The Open and Shut Door For The
Laodicean Church

      Where in the Revelation do we find an account of the open and shut door, referred to so many times in the Spirit of Prophecy, and applied to the Advent movement in 1844? Is it not in Rev. 3:7-13? But the message of Rev. 3:7-13 was addressed to the Philadelphian church at the time of the end, not to the Laodicean church at the time of the end. The true Philadelphian church is the church of the 144,000. (Compare Rev. 3:12 with EW 15). There was a Philadelphian church in 1844, but the Philadelphian church did not produce the 144,000, therefore the message of Rev. 3:7-13 was addressed to the Philadelphian church of the 144,000—the Philadelphian of the last generation—not the Philadelphian church in 1844. There was an open and shut door for the Philadelphian church in 1844, but the real open and shut door applies to the real Philadelphian church of the last generation. Let us study the Philadelphian message verse by verse, and see to which of the two Philadelphian churches the message applies.
      “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth, and shutteth, and no man openeth: Verse 7.
      The Being that addresses this message is Christ, the True Witness, who also addresses the message to the Laodicean church. Christ is the antitype of David who was king of ancient Israel. He it is who possesses the key that locks and unlocks the doors of the heavenly sanctuary. “He that openeth, and no man shutteth: and shutteth, and no man openeth.” Does not this imply that there will be men during this last generation who will be trying to shut the door that this Being has opened, and open the door which He has shut? It is evident from the Spirit of prophecy that those who had rejected the Sabbath and the third angel’s message, in 1844, were trying their best to reopen

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the door into the first apartment, which Jesus had shut, and close the door into the most holy place which He has opened. As we advance in our study we shall undertake to determine which of the doors of the heavenly sanctuary are opened, and which are shut during this last generation.
      “I know they works; behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it; for thou hast a little strength, and has kept my word, and hast not denied my name.” Verse 8
      It seems that all the good traits of character of the first five churches are summed up in the Philadelphian church, while all the bad traits of character of the first five churches are summed up in the Laodicean church. The church was in the Philadelphia condition in 1844, and during the last 120 years there has always been a little stream of wise virgins—those who have been in the Philadelphian condition—who have acted as the connecting link between the Philadelphia church in 1844, and the Philadelphian church in our day. “I know thy works; behold, I have set before thee an OPEN DOOR, and no man can shut it.” The Philadelphian church is the church of the 144,000; this is the church that is to be without spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing at the coming of the Lord. This is the church before whom the Lord has set an open door—a door which NO MAN CAN SHUT! The door which was opened to the Philadelphian church in 1844 was the door into the most holy place. Is there anything in the Bible or Spirit of Prophecy that would indicate which of the two doors of the heavenly sanctuary is opened to the Philadelphian church of the 144,000—the church in our day?
      The first three chapters of Revelation record John’s first vision, the next four chapters, down to the first verse of the eight chapter, record his second vision. In verses 14-22 of the third chapter, John was projected down to the very time in which we are living, and he saw God’s professed church in the very condition in which we see it

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today, —he saw it in the very depths of the Laodicean condition. After he saw the church in the Laodicean condition what did he see next? The first verse of the fourth chapter tells us:
      “After this I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven; and the first voice which I heard was as it were a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter,” Rev. 4:1.
      Now let us study this verse very carefully. “After this? After what? Why after what he had seen in the last part of his first vision, —the church in the Laodicean condition. Then after he had seen the church in the Laodicean condition what was it that He saw? Why a door opened in heaven. Not a door opened into heaven but a door opened in heaven. The only doors in heaven mentioned in the Revelation are the doors of the heavenly sanctuary; and the door in this verse opens into the first apartment of the sanctuary in heaven. What proof have we that this door opens into the first apartment? The fifth verse of this chapter says:
      “And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices; and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.”
      The seven golden candlesticks are in the first apartment: this is plainly stated in GC 414:
      “The holy places of the sanctuary in heaven are represented by the two apartments in the sanctuary on earth. As in vision the apostle John was granted a view of the temple of God in heaven, he beheld there ‘seven lamps of fire’ . . . represented by the golden candlestick . . . in the sanctuary on earth.”
      Here Sr. White quotes the very words of the fifth verse of the fourth chapter. Thus we have positive evidence that the door in the first verse of the fourth chapter opens into the first apartment, and this door opens into the first apartment at the very time the professed people

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of God are in the Laodicean condition.
      As we have stated before in this study, John was projected down to the very days in which we are living, and he saw God’s professed church in the Laodicean condition, just as we see it today. The prophet John represents God’s remnant of the remnant, and he hears a voice speaking to him through this open door, bidding him to ‘Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter,” After what? Evidently after he had seen the church in the Laodicean condition.
      Do we find this open door mentioned in the Spirit of Prophecy? Yes, we certainly do, in at least two places; one in TM 106, 7 and the other in 9T 97 The first in TM 106, 7 is given under the subtitle,

Carefulness in Presenting New Views

      “All should be careful about presenting new views of Scripture before they have given these points thorough study, and are fully prepared to sustain them from the Bible. Introduce nothing that will cause dissension, without clear evidence that in it God is giving A special message for this time. But beware of rejecting that which is truth. The great danger with our people has been that of depending upon men and making flesh their arm. Those who have not been in the habit of searching the bible for themselves, or weighing evidence, have confidence in the leading men and accept the decisions they make: and thus many will reject the very messages God sends to his people, if these leading brethren do not accept them.”
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light and truth, that door will still remain open. The lord will raise up men who will give the people the message for this time.”
      Is not this the door through which the Lord will send light and truth to this last generation? This was written since 1844. Is not this the door that is opened to God’s people at the time when the church is in the Laodicean condition? Was not the church in the Laodicean condition when Sr. White wrote this? Is not this the door that is opened in the first verse of the fourth chapter of Revelation. In this last statement Sr. White is quoting directly from the message to the Philadelphian church, —“I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it.” And she says, Even if all our leading men should refuse light and truth, that door will still remain open.” This door is opened to the Philadelphian church of this last generation, not to the Philadelphian church in 1844. Let us ask this question: would the leading men of the adventist church and the reform groups be trying to shut the door of the most holy place? Do not they believe that it is through the door of the most holy place that they have been receiving their light and truth since 1844? Is it not evident that it is the door of the first apartment that these men are trying to shut today? But Sr. White says: That even if all our leading men should refuse the light and truth for this last generation, that door will still remain open, for God will raise up men who will give the people the message for this time! Listen to this next statement from 9T 97

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      “More and more, as the days go by, it is becoming apparent that God’s judgments are in the world. In fire and flood and earthquake He is warning the inhabitants of the earth of His near approach. The time is nearing when the great crisis in the history of the world will have come, when every movement in the government of God will be watched with intense interest and inexpressible apprehension. In quick succession the judgments of God will follow one another fire and flood and earthquake, with war and bloodshed, (These are some of the judgments, together with the judgments of the seven trumpets, that those will receive who reject this last message.)
      “Oh! that the people (God’s professed people—those who reject this last message) might know the time of their visitation. There are many who have not yet heard the testing truth for this time. There are many with whom the Spirit of God is striving. the time of God’s destructive judgments (During the little time of trouble—during the time of the loud cry, EW 85, 86) is the time or mercy for those who have had no opportunity to learn what is truth. Tenderly will the Lord look upon them. His heart of mercy is touched; His hand is still stretched out to save, while the door is closed to those who would not enter.”
      This statement evidently applies at the beginning of the loud cry, and the loud cry does not come until after a national Sunday Law has been enacted and enforced, and in this statement we are told that there is a door that is closed at that time to those who would not enter. Christ, ministers in the first apartment during the 2300 literal days and the 2300 literal days end at the beginning of the loud cry, and in the above statement we are told that there is a door that is closed at that time —at the beginning of the loud cry. At that time—at the beginning of the loud cry the door of the first apartment is closed to those Seventh-day Adventists who

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have refused to enter into the first apartment and have all their sins forgiven and put away while Christ was ministering in the first apartment. This marks the close of probation for the Laodicean adventist church—that church is spewed out of the lord’s mouth! Now —right today— is the accepted time: now is the time for us to make our calling and election sure’

Sister White’s Statement In
Volume One, One Hundred

      In the statement we have just studied we have found that there is a door that is to be closed at the beginning of the loud cry, in the Bible an open or shut door implies a change of ministration. Do we have any statement in the Spirit of Prophecy that would substantiate the fact that there is to be a change of ministration at the beginning of the Judgment of the living?
      The following statements, although Sr. White applied them in the year 1855, really apply right in the very days in which we are living. These statements were written this side of 1844, and they look forward to the time of the Judgment of the living.
      “God is sifting His people. He will have a clean and holy church. We cannot read the heart of man. But the Lord has provided means to keep the church pure. (In Acts of the Apostles page 11, we are told that, “From the beginning, faithful souls have constituted the church of God on earth.”) A corrupt people (the Laodiceans) has arisen who could not live with the people of God. They despised reproof, and would not be corrected. They had an opportunity to know that theirs was an unrighteous warfare. They had time to repent of their wrongs; but self was too dear to die. They nourished it, and it grew strong, and they separated from the trusting people of God, whom He is purifying unto Himself.

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      We all have reason to thank God that a way has been opened to save the church; for the wrath of God must have come upon us if these corrupt pretenders had remained with us . . .
      “Every honest soul that may be deceived by these disaffected ones, will have the true light in regard to them, if every angel from heaven has to visit them, to enlighten their minds. We have nothing to fear in this matter. As we near the judgment, all will manifest their true character, and it will be made plain to what company they belong. The sieve is moving. Let us not say; stay thy hand, O God. The church must be purged, and it will be. God reigns; let the people praise Him. I have not the most distant thought of sinking down. I mean to be right and do right. The judgment is to set, the books are to be opened and we are to be judged according to our deeds.”
      In these statements Sr. White referred to the setting of the Judgment in Dan. 7:9, 10. Our Adventist people apply these verses to the setting of the Judgment at the end of the 2300 prophetic days in 1844. But in the statements just quoted, Sr. White applies them in the future. All Adventists recognize that there was a change of Christ’s ministration from the first apartment to the Most Holy Place in 1844, and they present these two verses as proof of that change. Now when Sr. White applies these two verses to the Judgment of the living, which is still future, are we consistent when we insist that there will not be another change of Christ’s ministration from the first apartment to the Most Holy Place at that time? We believe we have ample proof to the effect that the 2300 day prophecy will be re-fulfilled in literal days just prior to the judgment of the Living.
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the church triumphant—that generation should have produced the 144,000, but we are 120 years this side of 1844—The generation of 1844 are all in their graves. We are living in an entirely new generation. “Study Revelation in connection with Daniel, for history will be repeated,” TM 116 As Christ ministered in the first apartment before the judgment of the dead, so He will minister again in the first apartment before the judgment of the living. He will minister again in the first apartment in order to prepare a people for translation. Let the reader make his own decision. But let us remember that we shall give an account in the day of judgment!

The Vision of The End of
The 2300 Days As It Applied In
The 1844 Period

      In EW 54 Sr. White was given a vision of what would take place during the midnight cry, which during the 1844 period, took place in the end of the 2300 prophetic days. This vision was given her in February of 1845, only four months after the disappointment in 1844. No informed Adventist will deny that Sr. White expected that generation to be the generation that would see the Lord come, but that generation did not see the fulfillment of that vision—that generation are in their graves. The questions we are interested in are these: Did this vision meet its complete fulfillment in 1844? or does it apply in our day? Or if it did meet its complete fulfillment in 1844, will it, because of the tarrying time be re-fulfilled in our day?
      “In February 1845, I had a vision of events commencing with the midnight cry. I saw a throne, and on it sat the Father and the Son . . . Before the throne I saw the Advent people—the church and the world. I saw two companies, one bowed down before the throne,

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deeply interested, while the other stood uninterested and careless. Those who were bowed before the throne would offer up their prayers and look to Jesus; then He would look to His Father, and appear to be pleading with Him. A light would come from the Father to the Son and from the Son to the praying company. Then I saw exceeding bright light come from the Father to the Son, and from the Son it waved over the people before the throne. But few would receive this great light. Many came out from under it and immediately resisted it; others were careless and did not cherish the light, and it moved off from them. Some cherished it, and went and bowed down with the little praying company. This company all received the light and rejoiced in it, and their countenances shone with its glory.”
      Now let us interpret this paragraph as it applied in 1844; then we shall undertake to interpret it as it would apply during this last generation.
      In the 1844 period the midnight cry commenced with Willam Miller’s preaching, which was several years before 1844. The first and second angel’s messages constituted the midnight cry which went to the apostate Protestant churches during the years before 1844, while the real midnight cry was given in the summer of 1844.
      “Before the throne I saw the Advent people—the church and the world.” Evidently this has reference to the little band of Advent believers that was produced by the first and second angel’s messages, on the one hand; and the apostate Protestant churches as they were mixed up with the world, on the other hand. The two companies consisted of the Protestant churches who were indifferent and careless, and the little band of Advent believers who were bowed before the throne. This little band would offer up their prayers and look to Jesus. A light would come from the Father to the Son, and then to this little company. Then Sr. White saw an exceedingly bright light come from the Father to the Son. This no doubt had reference to the extension of the end of

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the 2300 prophetic days in the summer of 1844. That little company had been disappointed before and they were reluctant to become enthused over an extension of the time. Some cherished the message and went and bowed down with the little company that had been faithful all down through the midnight cry period. This little company all received the light and rejoiced in it, and their countenances shown with its glory. Why did their countenances shine with its glory? They fully believed that the Lord would come Oct. 22, 1844 and translate them into His everlasting kingdom.
      “I saw the Father rise from the throne, and in a flaming chariot go into the Holy of Holies within the veil, and sit down. Then Jesus rose up from the throne and most of those who were bowed down arose with Him. I did not see one ray of light pass from Jesus to the careless multitude after He arose, and they were left in perfect darkness. Those who arose when Jesus did, kept their eyes fixed on Him as He left the throne and led them out a little way. Then he raised His right arm, and we heard His lovely voice saying, ‘Wait here; I am going to My Father to receive the kingdom; keep your garments spotless, and in a little while I will return from the wedding and receive you to Myself.’ Then a cloudy chariot with wheels like flaming fire, surrounded by angels, came to where Jesus was. He stepped into the chariot and was borne to the Holiest, where the Father sat.” EW 54-55.
      It is not too easy to interpret this paragraph as it applied in 1844. “I saw the Father rise from the throne, and in a flaming chariot go into the Holy of Holies within the veil, and sit down.” It seems to be the general understanding among Seventh-day Adventists that after Jesus rose from the dead, and ascended to heaven, He began His ministration in the first apartment, and that He continued His ministration there for 1810 years, and that during this time the Father was in the Most Holy Place; but that is evidently not the case. At the beginning of this vision, Sr. White

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says; “I saw a throne, and on it sat the Father and the Son,” and at the beginning of this paragraph she says; “I saw the Father rise from the throne, and in a flaming chariot go into the Holy of Holies within the veil, and sit down.” Evidently during this 1810 years the Father and the Son had occupied a throne together in the first apartment. Now the question arises, At just what point in the 1844 period did the Father rise from the throne and go into the Most Holy Place? After the Father left the throne Jesus led this little company out a little way; where in the 1844 period can we find a circumstance that would coincide with this event? What, in the history of the Advent Movement in 1844, would indicate that after the Father had left the throne in the first apartment, Jesus led that little company out a little way?
      “I did not see one ray of light pass from Jesus to the careless multitude after He arose, and they were left in perfect darkness.” These were evidently those in the apostate Protestant churches who had rejected the first and second angel’s messages, these had had the warning and their probation had forever passed. By rejecting the messages they had judged themselves, and had sinned away their day of grace.
      “Then He raised His right arm, and we heard His lovely voice saying, ‘Wait here; I am going to My Father to receive the kingdom; keep your garments spotless, and in a little while I will return from the wedding and receive you to Myself.” To whom is Jesus represented as speaking, at that time? This vision was given to Sr. White just four months after Oct. 22, 1844; The Lord knew that that generation expected to be translated, and when He told them to keep their garments spotless He was speaking to the translation generation, and if that generation had kept their garments spotless, that generation would have been the translation generation. Now it is evident that that generation did not keep their garments spotless, or they would have been in the kingdom ‘Years’ before 1888. Jesus’ promise to that generation

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was made upon certain conditions, but they did not fulfill those conditions; therefore this vision was not addressed to that generation. It was addressed to the generation that would keep their garments spotless! Does anyone think that the garments of the translation church will not be spotless? Then this message is addressed to the translation church, and the generation in 1844 was not the translation church!
      “Then I beheld Jesus, a great High Priest, standing before the Father. On the hem of His garment was a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate. Those who rose up with Jesus would send up their faith to Him in the Holiest, and pray ‘My Father, give us thy Spirit.’ Then Jesus would breathe upon them the Holy Ghost. In that breath was light, power, and much love, joy, and peace. “I turned to look at the company who were still bowed before the throne; they did not know that Jesus had left it. Satan appeared to be by the throne, trying to carry on the work of God. I saw them look up to the throne, and pray, ‘Father, give us They Spirit.’ Satan would then breathe upon them an unholy influence; in it there was light and much power, but no sweet love, joy, and peace. Satan’s object was to keep them deceived and to draw back and deceive God’s children.”
      All Advent believers, both those in the church and those in the different organizations, believe that there was a change of ministration, from the first to the second apartment in 1844. The little band of Advent believers were disappointed in 1844. Jesus had brought them up to another testing point. Many gave up their faith—they did not enter with Christ into the Most Holy Place, and they were deceived by Satan into believing that they could still worship Christ in the first apartment.

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The Vision of The “End of
The 2300 Days”

      We have just given our explanation of how this vision would have met its fulfillment in 1844, if that generation had kept “their garments spotless”. The very fact that the generation in 1844 did not produce the 144,000 is proof positive that that generation was not the translation generation. The vision the Lord gave Sr. White just four months after Oct. 22, 1844 was a portrayal of what would take place at the end of the 2300 literal days, when Christ would enter the Most Holy Place for the judgment of the living.
      “In February 1845 I had a vision of events commencing with the midnight cry. I saw a throne, and on it sat the Father and the Son . . . . Before the throne I saw the Advent people—the church and the world. I saw two companies, one bowed down before the throne, deeply interested, while the other stood uninterested and careless. Those who were bowed before the throne would offer up their prayers and look to Jesus. Then He would look to His Father, and appear to be pleading with Him. A light would come from the Father to the Son, and from the Son to the praying company. Then an exceedingly bright light came from the Father to the Son, and from the Son it waved over the people before the throne. But few would receive this great light. Many came out from under it and immediately resisted it; others were careless and did not cherish the light, and it moved off from them. Some cherished it, and went and bowed down with the little praying company. This company all received the light and rejoiced in it, and their countenances shown with its glory.”
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and in a flaming chariot go into the Holy of Holies within the veil, and sit down. Then Jesus rose up from the throne, and after He had led this little company out a little way, He also entered a cloudy chariot, and was borne to the Holiest, where the Father sat. We believe this to be positive proof that both the Father and Son occupy a throne in the first apartment up until just a short while before Jesus enters the most holy place.
      Now let us go back to the beginning of the time of the end, in 1798. Prior to the downfall of the papacy in 1798, Jesus had led a little company out of the Catholic church. These developed into the Protestant churches. Less than 46 years after 1798, Jesus sent a message that Babylon, the apostatized Protestant churches, had fallen. (The Protestant churches constituted the church of Sardis.) It was during the 1844 period that Jesus sent the first and second angel’s messages to call out of the apostatized churches another little remnant. It was during Christ’s ministration in the first apartment, that the first and second angel’s messages developed that little remnant. This little remnant had all their sins forgiven, and their characters were fully perfected, at their stage of development, while Christ was ministering in the first apartment, prior to 1844. After they had entered with Christ into the Most Holy Place and received the third Angel’s Message, they were to go forth to the world and give all three of these messages in the power of the Holy Spirit, then those of the world who accepted these messages, were to have their sins forgiven while Christ was ministering in the most holy place! According to our prophetress, all of these —the 144,000— were to enter the heavenly Canaan not many years after 1844!
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—they were of the resurrection church. According to our prophetess, that generation refused to do the work which the Lord had appointed them, (GC 458) and a brand new generation has arisen since 1844. The Lord has waited until He could have a brand-new generation to deal with. He has waited until the 1844 movement had fully apostatized; He has waited until the Laodicean church is in the same condition the Sardis church was in, in 1844, —God’s professed people today are in the same condition the Protestant churches were in 1844. The history of the movement in 1844 is to be fully repeated.
      If the 2300 days apply in literal time before the judgment of the living, and if the Father and the Son occupy a throne in the first apartment during the 2300 days, then is there any ministration carried on in the Most Holy Place during the 2300 days? Many of the later reformers tell us that we must have the first apartment experience before we enter into the Most Holy Place for the judgment; yet they tell us Christ does not minister again in the first apartment this side of 1844.
      The messages of the books of Daniel and the Revelation have as their foundation the services of the heavenly Sanctuary, as those services apply to the last generation that lives upon the earth. These books have never been fully understood. Their messages have been reserved for this last generation—the very times in which we are living, and they are of tremendous importance to us. These books are addressed to the generation of the 144,000. “In THE Revelation are portrayed the deep things of God.” AA 584. If the Revelation is ever to be understood, it will certainly be understood by the 144,000.
      “I saw two companies, one bowed down before the throne, deeply interested, while the other stood uninterested and careless.”
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church—the wise and the foolish virgins. Sr. White, speaking of these two classes in 1844 says; “They all slumbered and slept; one class in unconcern and abandonment of their faith, the other class patiently waiting till clearer light should be given.” GC 394, 395. The church was in the Philadelphian condition in 1844, and all down through the years since 1844 there has always been a little remnant of the Philadelphian church—the wise virgins. These are they who would offer up their prayers and look to Jesus. Then He would look to His Father, and appear to be pleading with Him. A light would come from the Father to the Son, and from the Son to the praying company. Then an exceedingly bright light came from the father to the son, and from the son it waved over the people before the throne. This is the message the Lord has to prepare a remnant for translation. Notice what she says about this message; “But few would receive this great light. Many came out from under it and immediately resisted it; others were careless and did not cherish the light, and it moved off from them.” This is the message that is to prepare a little remnant for translation —then are we to expect this to be a popular message among those of God’s professed church? All down through the history of God’s professed church upon the earth, present truth has ever been popular, satan works with all his might to turn God’s people from it.
      “I saw the Father rise from the throne, and in a flaming chariot go into the Holy of Holies within the veil, and sit down. Then Jesus rose up from the throne, and the most of those who were bowed down arose with Him. I did not see one ray of light pass from Jesus to the careless multitude after He arose, and they were left in perfect darkness. Those who arose when Jesus did, kept their eyes fixed on Him as He left the throne and led them out a little way. Then He raised His right arm,

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and we heard His lovely voice saying, ‘Wait here; I am going to my Father to receive the kingdom; keep your garments spotless, and in a little while I will return from the wedding and receive you to Myself.”
      “I saw the Father rise from the throne, and in a flaming chariot go into the Holy of Holies within the veil, and sit down,” Here we have the Father in the Most Holy Place and Jesus in the first apartment, and this only a very short time before the end of the 2300 literal days. Now the only place in the Revelation where I find Jesus in the first apartment and the Father in the most holy place, is in Rev. 8:3, 4, 5. Let us study these verses. The first verse of Rev. 8 is the seventh seal, and this is the end of John’s second vision, and it seems to me that this should be the proper place to divide chapters seven and eight. In the second verse of this chapter the seven angels are given the seven trumpets. The seven angels are given the seven trumpets at the time when a national Sunday law is enacted. I believe we have evidence that there will be a period of ninety days between the time when the Sunday law is enacted, and the time when it is enforced; but we will have more on this later in our studies. Now at the end of this ninety day period is when the Sunday law is enforced, and this is the time when the first of the seven angels begins to sound; in other words, he begins to sound at the beginning of the loud cry.
      Jesus is in the first apartment while the father is in the most holy place. Rev. 8:3-5.
      “And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
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there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.” Rev. 8: 3-5.
      In these three verses we have a description of Christ’s ministration in the first apartment, during the ninety days between the enactment of the Sunday law and the enforcement of that law. During this period, Christ is still in the first apartment while His Father is in the most holy place. Now let us get the picture in our minds; The remnant of the remnant —those who have come out from among those that are in the Laodicean condition— have come to the end of the 2300 literal days, and at this time it is said of this little company, that the guardian angels around them have been doubled, and they are clothed with an armor from their head to their feet . . . . “They have obtained the victory, and it calls forth from them the deepest gratitude, and holy sacred joy . . . . Still the evil angels press around them, but they can have no power over them;” EW 271. And now they are prepared to go forth and give the loud cry. During the past 2300 literal days the book of Daniel has been unsealed in the Revelation to them, and they have been given a knowledge of the events, of the future, and the persecution that is to come upon them. They realize their lack of power and endurance to go through the terrible time of trouble that is just before them; and they are praying and pleading and agonizing for grace, power and perseverance, to endure faithfully until the deliverance of the saints. Meanwhile Christ is offering up their agonizing prayers upon the golden altar before the father in the first apartment.
      At the beginning of this 90 day period is the time when the “daily sacrifice” is taken away from the remnant of the remnant by the enacting of a Sunday law by the United States Government. At this same time the “daily sacrifice” is also taken away from the Laodicean church, by Christ’s arising from the throne in the first apartment—where all sins are forgiven—to lead His little company out a little way. It is at this time that Sr. White says; “I did not see one ray of light pass from Jesus

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to the careless multitude, (those who remained in the Laodicean condition) after He arose and they were left in perfect darkness.” Probation has closed for the Laodicean church, and they are spewed out of the mouth of the Lord. The midnight cry has ended; the warning had been given to God’s professed spiritual israel, and every honest seeker after truth has been called out from among the foolish Laodiceans, and new those who have rejected the message can no longer join the wise virgins and go into the wedding. The Lord has given his professed people more than 120 years in which to repent, but there is a point beyond which mercy no longer lingers.
      As we have mentioned before; when the Sunday laws are enacted, God’s remnant of the remnant, (those who have been called out from among those in the Laodicean condition) have come to the place where, although the evil angels still press around them, they can have no power over them. They have perfected their characters while Christ was ministering in the first apartment and they sin no more. Probation has also closed for them, and they are now ready to enter with Christ into the antitypical day of atonement for the judgment of the living! Now is the time when O.R.L. Crosier’s article on the cleansing of the sanctuary will meet its fulfillment to the very letter! But we will have more on this subject later on in the studies.
      Now what takes place at the end of this ninety day period? Let us study Rev. 8:5. “And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth.” The Revelation is the last book in the Bible, and its messages are surely addressed to the last generation that is to live upon the earth—the 144,000. It seems to be the general opinion of Adventists that the fifth verse applies at the close of probation, but they apply it to the general close of probation, just before the seven last plagues are poured out. Let us keep in mind that we are applying these

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prophecies to the last generation that lives upon the earth. The sixth trumpet sounds at the close of probation, when the four angels are loosed at the close of probation. In EW 36 Sr. White says: “I saw that the four angels would hold the four winds until Jesus’ work was done in the sanctuary, and then will come the seven last plagues.”
      Verses three, four, and five evidently apply before the first trumpet sounds. These trumpets are judgments that are poured out upon the earth, after the Sunday laws are enacted and enforced, in order to warn the inhabitants of the earth, of what is still to come during the seven last plagues. The fire from off the golden altar, which is cast upon the earth, is a portend of the judgments of the seven trumpets, which is to come upon the earth, and which is to come especially upon those who have rejected the translation message! These judgments begin to be poured out immediately after the Sunday laws are enforced. A statement in Life Sketches verifies this fact; “What terrible scenes will take place when the Lord shall arise to shake terribly the earth! Then the words of Rev. 18:1-3 will be fulfilled. The whole of the eighteenth chapter is a waning of what is coming on the earth.” LS 412.

The Ninety Days

      There is no doubt a question in the mind of the reader as to where and how do we get the ninety days between the time when the Sunday law is enacted and the time when it is enforced. We would like to present the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth verses of Daniel twelve as evidence of the 90 day period. Let us begin with the eighth verse and on. Daniel said: “And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?” Here Daniel was inquiring as to when these five wonders mentioned in the first three verses of this twelfth chapter, would come to their end. In response to

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this inquiry, Daniel says, “And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” Sr. White tells us in TM 115 that: “The book of Daniel is unsealed in the revelation to John, and carries us forward to the last scenes of this earth’s history.” Thus the book of Daniel could not be understood until it was unsealed in the Revelation, and that was not to be until the time of the end, and according to the next verse the time of the end was not to be until “Many (the 144,000) shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked (Laodiceans) shall do wickedly and none of the wicked (Laodiceans) shall understand; but the wise (virgins) shall understand.” Now this places these last three verses, (11,12, and 13) at the time of the end—in the very days in which we are living.
      “And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away? and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way till the end be; for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.”
      We have found that the daily sacrifice is taken away from God’s remnant of the remnant by the enacting of a national Sunday law; also that the daily sacrifice is taken away from God’s professed church by Christ’s leaving the throne in the first apartment, where He has been ministering in behalf of those who come out of the Laodicean condition, during the 2300 literal days. Both of these events take place at the time a national Sunday Law is enacted. The taking away of the daily sacrifice by the enacting of a national Sunday Law, is the first step toward the setting up of the abomination that maketh desolate, which takes place when all of the nations of the earth come up against God’s people, and agree to enact the death decree in their several lawmaking bodies All of which takes place under the sixth plague. In other words, it will be 1290 days from the time a national Sunday

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Law is enacted until all the nations agree to enact the death decree.
      Now let us study the twelfth verse. “Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.” Now the question we would like to ask is this: To what event does this prophecy point? Is there any event aside from the coming of Christ in the clouds of heaven, that is of more importance to this last generation, than the deliverance of the saints—the 144,0007 In 1Cor. 10:11 it is implied that there are more than one end of the world, “Upon whom the ends of the world are come.” Jesus said: “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” If we apply this to the last generation, that soul will be saved who continues steadfast to the time of deliverance of God’s people, and if he does not endure till that time, there will be no probation for him beyond that time. In Rev. 3:11 this admonition is given to the very last generation that is to live upon the earth—to the Philadelphian church; “Behold, I come quickly; hold fast which thou hast, that no man take they crown.” And again in Rev. 16:15 the following admonition is given to those of the 144,000; “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that waiteth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. “This is given to the 144,000 just before the death decree is enforced. Now let us quote Dan. 12:12 again, “Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.” This evidently refers to the deliverance of God’s people, which takes place at the beginning of the seventh plague. Surely those who endure the test of the mark of the beast, which comes during the loud cry, and then go safely through the first six plagues, including the death decree, and are delivered by the voice of God at the beginning of the seventh plague, will receive a blessing such as no other company has ever experienced. This will be 1335 literal days after a national Sunday Law is enforced. God’s people are delivered one prophetic hour (15 days) before the coming of the Lord

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—this is fifteen days. Add fifteen days to 1335 days and we have 1350 days. Now subtract 1260 days which begins at the time when the Sunday law is enforced and ends at the coming of Christ, and we have 90 days. Thus the 1290 days and the 1335 days begin 90 days before the 1260 days. Now this is not setting the exact date for the coming of the Lord, for this time of trouble—the 1260 days—is to be shortened, otherwise we are told that no flesh would be saved.
      There is still light to shine upon God’s remnant of the remnant as the scroll in the right hand of Him who sits upon the throne is unrolled. Lord has to prepare a people for translation and those who close their minds to the message the will never be among the 144,000. “Amid the confusion of delusive doctrines, (and we certainly have them today) the Spirit of God will be a guide and a shield to those who have not resisted the evidences of truth, silencing every other voice but that which comes from him who is the truth.” We are not taking up a reproach against any man, nor against any message we consider false doctrine. We believe the best way to fight error is to give the truth.

The Parable of The King Who Made
A Marriage For His Son

      “And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said: The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son.”
      We understand of course that the king represents the Father, and His Son—Jesus. “The marriage represents the reception by Christ of His kingdom.” GC 426. “He comes to the Ancient of days in heaven to receive dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, which will be given Him

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at the close of his work as a mediator.” GC 480. Jesus is married to the New Jerusalem, which represents the reception by Him of His kingdom, just before the general close of probation.
      “And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding; and they would not come.” Matt. 22:3.
      It is evident that this parable applies to the last generation of God’s church upon the earth. Jesus was not married to the New Jerusalem during the 1844 period; and why was He not married to the New Jerusalem during that period? Because they refused to do the work which he had appointed them. GC 458. He sent forth His servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding; and they would not come. That generation refused the call.
      “And again, he sent forth other servants, saying, ‘Tell them which were bidden, Behold I have prepared my dinner; My oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready; come unto the marriage.”Matt. 22:4.
      “Again he sent forth other servants.” The first time was in 1844, but the Advent movement in 1844 refused the call, so after a period of more than 120 years the king renews the call.
      “But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise; And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully and slew them.”
      These two verses evidently apply to the very last generation. This last generation of the Advent Movement receives   the same call that those in 1844 received. History is being repeated! It is said of this last generation, that they made light of it. The message we are giving in this series of studies is the last call to the marriage, is it not being made light of? It is said of this last generation, that they went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise. The lay members of the church are more interested in their farms, and their

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merchandising business—the attractions of this old world—than they are in the message that would prepare them for translation; is not this the Laodicean condition? Some make their living by farming, others make their living by selling merchandise, but how do the ‘Remnant’ make their living? What class was it in the Jewish church that put Christ to death? Was it not the leadership who were paid by the tithe? We are told that the common people heard him gladly. Is it not the leadership in our day that entreats HIS servants despitefully and slays them spiritually? Our Adventist leaders tell us that the church is the door to the kingdom, therefore we must belong to the church if we ever expect to enter the kingdom—do not they slay us spiritually?
      “But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth; and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.”
      The king was wroth: and sent forth His armies; this is during the last great conflict between Christ and Satan—the battle of Armageddon, which begins at the time when the Sunday laws are enforce—at the beginning of the loud cry. He destroys those murderers by spewing them out of His mouth, and burns up their city during the battle of Armageddon. Their church represents their city, (See Rev. 11:2 —The holy city “the true church” Sr. White adds, Does anyone think that the Adventist Church Organization will, with all of its ramifications, go on through to the coming of Christ undisturbed? It seems to be the general belief that the Lord will protect the organization clear through to the end. In 5T 75, 76 Sr. White tells us that the church is following in the same paths as did ancient Israel; what became of Israel’s organization at the destruction of Jerusalem? What will happen when the time comes when, though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in the land, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter by their righteousness? Has not the leadership been training the laity to look to them for light and truth?
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but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good; and the wedding was furnished with guests.”
      History will be repeated! Now let us go back to the 1844 period and notice the parallel. In the 1844 period, during the midnight cry, the Lord called a little remnant out of the apostatized Protestant churches into the first apartment of the heavenly sanctuary, Here they received their preparation—the robe of Christ’s righteousness, which is the wedding garment—which was to prepare them to enter with Him into the Most Holy Place, where, at the end of His ministration in that apartment, He was to be married to the New Jerusalem. But they had a work to perform before they could enter with Him into the wedding—they were to go forth and give the invitation to those who were out in the world, in order that the wedding might be furnished with guests.
      “And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment; And he saith until him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to his servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.”
      The king, which represents the heavenly Father, is represented as coming into the wedding chamber where He sees a man who has not on a wedding garment. It is quite apparent that this man should have had on a wedding garment before he entered the wedding chamber. Surely all will agree that the wedding takes place in the Most Holy Place. If this is true, then should not this man have acquired the wedding garment before he entered the wedding chamber? But where was the wedding garment to be

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obtained, if it was not provided in the first apartment? Or, before he entered the Most Holy Place? But some say that Christ does not minister in the first apartment this side of 1844. Where then, and by whom is the wedding garment provided? But some try to tell us that all this is understood symbolically, but this was not the way they understood it in 1844; to them the change of ministration from the first apartment to the most holy place was a real transaction, and unless we are provided with positive proof that this is all spiritually understood, we are going to stand firm in the belief that this first and second apartment ministration is real. Others tell us that sometime since 1844 these two apartments have become one, and Jesus ministers in both apartments, but where is there proof? Those in 1844 did not believe this. Now others may believe as they wish, they will answer for their belief at the judgment seat of Christ; but I am positively convinced that this parable applies just before, and at, the marriage of Christ to the New Jerusalem, which takes place just before the close of probation; and if it does apply at that time then this parable makes it positively plain that this generation must have a first apartment experience before they enter with Christ into the marriage! There are those who try to tell us that Christ entered into the most holy place for the marriage in 1844, and that He will not leave that apartment until the marriage is consummated, but is this a consistent position to take? Could the generation in 1844 enter into the marriage for us, 120 years later?
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garment. How did you get in here? you must have climbed up some other way! Take him and bind him hand and foot, and cast him out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. This is serious business: is the reader prepared to answer before his maker regarding this matter?

Reformers and The First
Apartment Experience

      There are those of our professed reformers who tell us that we must have a first apartment experience before we can enter in the Most Holy Place for the judgment of the living, but they contend that Christ does not minister again in the first apartment this side of 1844, in other words, this generation must have a first apartment experience, but the generation in 1844 were supposed to enter in for us. Just what kind of reasoning is this? Will such reasoning stand the scrutiny of the judgment? What benefit would God’s people derive from a first apartment experience if our Great High Priest does not minister in the first apartment before the judgment of the living.
      This parable surely applies during this last generation, because Jesus is married to the New Jerusalem just before the close of probation, and that is certainly during the last generation. All Adventists will agree that the marriage takes place in the most holy place just before the close of probation. Now the king is represented as coming into the most holy place to see the guests just before the marriage is consummated, and he sees there a man which has not on a wedding garment. Now our Adventist people, as well as the Reformers, tell us that, during all of this last generation the ministration of both of the apartments is carried on in the most holy place. According to their position then, it was perfectly proper for the guest to suppose that he would obtain the wedding garment after he entered the wedding chamber. Could it be possible that the man with

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out a wedding garment represents those in our day who contend that there is no ministration in the first apartment before the judgment of the living?

The Parable of The Ten Virgins

      In GC 393 and 394 Sr. White applies the parable of the ten virgins to the experience of God’s people in 1844. Does this parable apply to a generation that are all dead and in their graves, and not to a generation that is alive upon the earth at the time when the marriage is consummated? Surely the tarrying of the Bridegroom refers to the period before the virgins enter in to the marriage; or before they enter into the most holy place where the marriage takes place; and that is the way Sr. White applies it in GC 393. In 1844 the tarrying time of the parable was spent in the first apartment, before they entered the most holy place. But the generation in 1844 are all in their graves; is it true that the parable does not apply to a living generation? In the RH Aug. 19, 1890 Sr. White has this to say:
      “I am often referred to the parable of the ten virgins, five of whom were wise, and five were foolish. This parable has been and will be fulfilled to the very letter, for it has a special application to this time, and like the third angel’s message has been fulfilled, and will continue to be present truth till the close of time. . . . Are we wise virgins or must we be classed among the foolish? This is the question we are deciding by our character and attitude. “The state of the church represented by the foolish virgins is also spoken of as the Laodicean state.”
      This statement certainly makes it very plain that the parable of the ten virgins applies in our day as verily as it applied in the 1844 period—tarrying time and all! Can we take the position that the tarrying time in 1844 was spent in the first apartment, but that the tarrying time in

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our day is not to be spent in the first apartment? The wedding chamber is represented as being the most holy place. Our Adventist people as well as the professed reformers, have taken the position that Christ entered the most holy place in 1844, and that He will not leave that apartment until the close of probation, and the seven last plagues are poured out. They tell us that these are fundamental doctrines of the Advent Movement, and woe to him who shall move a peg or a pillar of these doctrines; or a pillar of the fundamental doctrines of the Advent Movement. What are some of the fundamental doctrines? Are they not the end of the 2300 days, the coming of Christ in the clouds of heaven, the Sabbath, the state of the dead, and the sanctuary question? Did the pioneers of the Advent Movement have all the light on the sanctuary question? Our Adventist people are taking the position that Christ ministers in the Most Holy Place from 1844 until the close of probation without a break in that ministration, and they maintain that this is a fundamental doctrine of the Advent movement. In DA 568 written in 1898 Sister White says, “He is today standing at the altar of incense, presenting before God the prayers of those who desire His help.” “Like Aaron, who symbolized Christ, our Saviour bears the names of all His people on His heart in the holy place.” COL 148 (1900). The pioneers of the Advent Movement took the same position regarding the forgiveness of sins in the most holy place; they said no sins were to be forgiven in the most holy place during the antitypical day of atonement, after Christ entered into the most holy place in 1844. It was not until about seven years after 1844 that they changed their position. We believe the statements in TM 69, 70 bear directly upon this very situation;
      “The angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. We see here that men in authority are not always to be obeyed, even though they may profess to be teachers of Bible doctrine. There are many today who feel

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indignant and grieved that any voice should be raised presenting ideas that differ from their own in regard to points of religious belief. Have they not long advocated their ideas as truth? What mean these men who are unlearned, some of them mere fishermen, who are presenting ideas contrary to the doctrines which the reamed priests and rulers are teaching the people? They have no right to meddle with the fundamental principles of our faith.
      “But we see that the God of heaven sometimes commissions men to teach that which is regarded as contrary to the established doctrines. Because those who were once depositories of truth became unfaithful to their sacred trust, the Lord chose others who would receive the bright beams of the Son of righteousness. (History is being repeated) and would advocate truths that were not in accordance with the ideas of the religious leaders. And then these leaders, in the blindness of their minds, give full sway to what is supposed to be righteous indignation against the ones who have set aside cherished fables. (These must be the leaders). They act like men who have lost their reason. They do not consider the possibility that they themselves have not rightly understood the word. They will not open their eyes to discern the fact that they have misinterpreted and misapplied the Scriptures, and have built false theories, calling them fundamental doctrines of the faith. But the Holy Spirit will, from time to time, reveal the truth through its own chosen agencies; and no man, not even a priest or ruler, has a right to say, you shall not give publicity to your opinions, because I do not believe them. That wonderful “I” may attempt to put down the Holy Spirit’s teaching. Men for a time may attempt to smother and kill it; but that will not make error truth, or truth error. The inventive minds of men have advanced speculative opinions in various lines, and when the Holy Spirit lets light shine into human minds, it does not respect every point of men’s application of the word. God impressed

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His servants to speak the truth irrespective of what men had taken for granted as truth.”
      Do not these statements describe the attitude of those who contend that Jesus entered the most holy place in 1844, and that He will not leave that apartment until the close of probation and the pouring out of the seven last plagues; and who maintain that this is one of the fundamental principles of the Advent faith? We fully agree that Sr. White’ along with all the pioneers of the Advent Movement, believed that Christ’s ministration in the most holy place would continue, without interruption from the judgment of the dead to the judgment of the living, and would end at the close of probation. But we are 120 years this side of 1844, and we are 50 years this side of Sr. White’s death; did the pioneers in 1844 believe that time would continue another 120 years? Would not the pioneers of the Advent Movement in 1844, have considered it a fundamental principle of the Advent faith, that Christ would come in their generation? Can we place these speculative ideas beside the real doctrines of the Advent faith and call them fundamental principles of the Advent Faith?

—O.R.L. Crosier’s Article—
The Cleansing of The Sanctuary

      Brother Crosier’s article “The Sanctuary,” was written less than one year and four months after Oct. 22, 1844. Sr. White endorsed his article in the following words:
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by the lord, to recommend that extra, to every saint.”
      Now let us compare this statement with what she says in GC 428-430. The statement she makes in GC was written over forty years after she endorsed Crosier’s article.
      “In the service of the earthly sanctuary, which, as we have seen, is a figure of the service in the heavenly, when the high priest on the day of atonement entered the most holy place, the ministration in the first apartment ceased. God commanded, ‘There shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement in the holy place, until he come out.’ So when Christ entered the holy of holies to perform the closing work of the atonement, He ceased His ministration in the first apartment. But when the ministration in the first apartment ended, the ministration in the second apartment began. When in the typical service the high priest left the holy on the day of atonement, he went in before God to present the blood of the sin-offering in behalf of all Israel who truly repented of their sins. So Christ had only completed one part of His work as our intercessor, to enter upon another portion of His work, and He still pleaded His blood before the Father in behalf of sinners.
      This subject was not understood by Adventists in 1844. After the passing of the time when the Savior was expected, they still believed His coming to be near; they held that they had reached an important crisis, and ‘that the work of Christ as man’s intercessor before God had ceased. It appeared to them to be taught in the Bible, that man’s probation would close a short time before the actual coming of the Lord in the clouds of heaven. This seemed evident from those Scriptures which point to a time when men will seek, knock, and cry at the door of mercy, and it will not be opened. And it was a question with them whether the date to which they had looked for the coming of Christ might not rather

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mark the beginning of this period which was immediately to proceed His coming. Having given the warning of the judgment near, they felt that their work for the world was done, and they lost their burden of soul for the salvation of sinners, while the bold and blasphemous scoffers of the ungodly seemed to them another evidence that the Spirit of God had been withdrawn from the rejectors of His mercy. All this confirmed them in the belief that probation had ended, or, as they then expressed it, ‘the door of mercy was shut.’
      But clearer light came with the investigation of the sanctuary question. They now saw that they were correct in believing that the end of the 2300 days in 1844 marked an important crisis. But while it was true that the door of hope and mercy by which men had for eighteen hundred years found access to God, was closed, another door was opened, and forgiveness of sins was offered to men through the intercession of Christ in the most holy. One part of His ministration had closed, only to give place to another. There was still an ‘open door’ to the heavenly sanctuary, where Christ was ministering in the sinners behalf.”
      Let us contrast what we have quoted from Great Controversy with what Bro. Crosier said in his article entitled “The Sanctuary”. We have already quoted Sr. White’s endorsement of his article. We shall not quote all that Brother Crosier wrote, which embraces over thirteen closely typewritten pages, but we shall quote enough from his article to give a full understanding of his position.
      “From these texts we learn that the words, atone, cleanse, reconcile, purify, purge, pardon, sanctify, hallow, forgive, justify, redeem, blot out, and some others, are used to signify the same work, viz, bringing into favor with God; and in all cases BLOOD is the means, and sometimes blood and water, —The atonement is the great idea of the law, as well as the gospel; and as the design of the law was to teach us that of the gospel, it is very important to be understood. The atonement

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which the priests made for the people in connection with their daily ministration was different from that made on the tenth day of the seventh month. In making the former, they went no farther than in the Holy; but to make the latter they entered the Holy of Holies—the former was made for individual cases, the latter for the whole nation of Israel collectively. The former was made for the forgiveness of sins, the latter for blotting them—the former could be made at any time, the latter only on the tenth day of the seventh month. Hence the former may be called the daily atonement, and the latter the yearly, or, the former the individual, and the latter the national.”
      “It should be distinctly remembered that the priest did not begin his duties till he had obtained the blood of the victim, and that they were all performed in the court (the enclosure of the Sanctuary), and that the atonement thus made was only for the forgiveness of sins. These points are expressly taught in this chapter, and the following one on the trespass-offering. Here is an atonement to make which the priests only entered the Holy, and to make it they could enter the apartment “always” or “daily”. “But into the second (the Holy of Holies) went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people.” Heb. 9:7 LAQS nation. This defines the yearly to be the national atonement, of which the Lord “Speaks particularly” in Lev. 16: “And the Lord said unto Moses, speak unto Aaron, thy brother, that he come not at all times into the Holy place within the veil, before the mercy-seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: FOR I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy-seat;” Verse 2.
      For what purpose and when could he enter it? “To make an atonement for all Israel (the whole nation) for all their sins once a year.” “On the tenth day of the seventh month,” Ver. 34, 29. This

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was the most important day of the year. The whole nation having had their sins previously forgiven by the atonement made in the Holy, now assembled about the Sanctuary, while the High Priest, attired in his holy garments for glory and for beauty, Ex. 28:4, having the golden bells on the hem of his robe that his sound may be heard when he goeth in before the Lord, the breastplate of judgment on his heart, with their names therein that he may bear their judgment, also in it the Urim and Thumim (light and perfection) and the plate of pure gold, the holy crown, (Lev. 8:9) with “Holiness to the Lord” engraved upon it, placed upon the forefront of his mitre; that he may bear the iniquities of the holy things, enters the Holy of Holies to make an atonement to cleanse them that they may be clean from all their sins before the Lord. Etc.”
      Chapter 9:19, 20 is supposed to prove that Christ entered the Holy of Holies at His ascension, because Paul said he had entered within the veil. But the veil which divides between the Holy and the Holy of Holies is “the second veil,” Chapter 9:3 hence there are two veils, and that in Chapter 6 being the first of which he speaks must be the first veil, which hung before the Holy, and in Ex. was called the curtain. When he entered within the veil, he entered his tabernacle, of course the Holy, as that was the first apartment; and our hope, as an anchor to the soul, enters within the veil i.e. the atonement of both apartments, including the forgiveness and the blotting out of sins. Those who hold that Christ entered the Holy of Holies, and has been ministering therein ever since his ascension, also believe, as of course they must, that the atonement of the gospel dispensation in the antitype of the atonement made on the tenth day of the seventh month under the law. If this is so the events of the legal tenth day, have had their antitype during the Gospel Dispensation. The first event in the atonement service of that day, was the

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cleansing of the Sanctuary, as we have seen from Lev. 16. Then upon their theory, the Sanctuary of the new covenant was cleansed in the early part of the Gospel Dispensation. Evidence is not wanting that neither the earth nor Palestine, their Sanctuaries were not then cleansed. I call them their Sanctuaries, for they are not the Lord’s. But if the Lord’s new covenant Sanctuary was then cleansed, the 2300 days ended then; but if they are years, which we all believe, they extended 1810 years beyond the 70 weeks and the last of the two weeks was the first of the new covenant or the Gospel Dispensation; Again if the atonement of that day is typical of the atonement of the Gospel Dispensation, then the atonement made in the Holy, Heb. 9:6 previous to that day, was finished before the Gospel Dispensation began. It has been shown that the atonement was made for the forgiveness of sins, and I have found no evidence that such an atonement was made on the tenth day of the seventh month.
      “The Gospel Dispensation began with the preaching of Christ, and if it is the antitype of the legal tenth day, one of two things is true; either the Savior, instead of fulfilling, he destroyed the greater part of the law, the daily service of the Holy which occupied the whole year except one day, the tenth day of the seventh month, or else he fulfilled the whole law except one three hundredth part of it before the Gospel Dispensation began, and before he was anointed as the Messiah to fulfill the law and the prophets. One of these conclusions is inevitable on the hypothesis that the Gospel Dispensation and the atonement made in it, is the antitype of the legal tenth day, and the atonement made in it. Upon which of these horns will they hang? If on the former, the declaration, “I came not to destroy the law,” pierces them; but if they choose the latter, it then becomes them to prove that the law, which had a shadow of good things TO COME, was fulfilled within itself, that the shadow and the substance lolled the same place and time; also

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they will need to prove that the entire atonement for the forgiveness of sins was made before the Lamb was slan with whose blood the atonement was to be made. Now it must be clear to every one that if the antitype of the yearly service (Heb. 9:7) began at the first Advent, the antitype of the daily (Heb. 9:6) had been previously fulfilled; and, as the atonement for forgiveness was a part of the daily service they are involved in the conclusion that there has been no forgiveness of sins under the Gospel Dispensation.
      Now let us draw our conclusions. How can we harmonize Sr. White’s statement in GC 429-430 with what Bro Crosier wrote in his article, and which Sr. White fully endorsed. The question is: Is it possible to harmonize these two statements? Neither our Adventist people nor the professed reformers have been able to give us a satisfactory explanation of these two statements. As we have stated before, Bro. Crosier wrote his article about one year and four months after Oct. 22, 1844. Our Adventist people and the professed reformers argue that Sr. White did not endorse all of Bro. Crosier’s article; that she only endorsed that phase of his article relative to the cleansing of the sanctuary by blood etc. At the time Bro. Crosier wrote his article the agitation in regard to the open and shut door was right at its very height. Elder Nichol, in his book, “Ellen G. White and Her Critics,” Page 217, says that Sr. White’s critics secured a letter from Bro. Crosier in 1887, in which he affirmed that, “The object of that article was to support the theory that the door of mercy was shut.” What is the object of trying to play down the theory of the open and shut door? Is it not in order to try to clear Sr. White’s reputation as a prophet? Did not the Lord know what He was doing when He inspired Sr. White to endorse Bro. Crosier’s article—open and shut door, and all? When Bro. Crosier wrote his article he expected to be translated, so did Sr. White, and so did the other pioneers of the Advent Movement. Bro. Crosier’s article was written with reference to the translation church

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—will there never be a translation church? Indeed there will be, and when that time comes Crosier’s article will meet its fulfillment to the very letter, regardless of whatever became of Bro. Crosier!
      Let us notice the position taken by each of the two classes, the wise and the foolish virgins.
      The foolish virgins take the position that the church militant—the Seventh Day Adventist church—does not become the church triumphant until Jesus comes in the clouds of heaven. The wise virgins take the position that, “The members of the church militant, who have proved faithful, will become the church triumphant,” (GCB. Jan 30, 1893) before they go forth to give the loud cry of the third angel.
      The foolish virgins take the position that when Sr. White said in EW 243, that “Prophetic time closed in 1844,” that all time prophecy came to an end at that time.
      The wise virgins take the position that that statement in EW 243 had reference only to prophetic time, not to literal time.
      The foolish virgins take the position that the chapter in lSM 185-192, “Beware of Any Time Setting” applies to the Advent people clear down to the coming of Christ in the clouds of heaven. This we agree on completely. The wise virgins will take the position that God has revealed the closing events in Dan. 12 which lead up to the time when God’s people are delivered by the voice of God, and He announces the day and hour of His coming. Thus God is the time setter.
      The foolish virgins take the position that the judgment of the dead, which began in 1844, will continue, without any interruptions, to the judgment of the living, and will not end until the close of probation.
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this period will be judged just before the Judgment of the living, after Christ reinters the Most Holy Place at the end of the 2300 literal days. Their records will have already been sealed.
      The foolish virgins take the position that since Christ entered the second apartment in 1844, He will never again minister in the first apartment. The wise virgins take the position that since we are more than 120 years this side of 1844 and since an entirely new generation has come upon the scene since 1844, it is absolutely necessary that this generation have the same preparation, and the same first apartment experience, the 1844 generation had.
      The foolish virgins take the position that only some of the history, such as the giving of the third angel’s message, during the loud cry? will be repeated. The wise virgins take the position that all the history of the 1844 movement, including Christ’s ministration in the first apartment, the change of ministration in the most holy place, and the Antitypical Day of Atonement, will be repeated during the last generation.
      The foolish virgins take the position that all of God’s people after 1844, can have all sins forgiven in the most holy place, whether of those that are in the church or of those who come in from the world during the loud cry, The wise virgins take the position that those who came out of the apostatized Protestant churches prior to 1844, and those who come out of the Laodicean Adventist church during the last generation, all of these have their sins forgiven while Christ ministers in the first apartment, while those who came out of the world after 1844, and those who will come out of the world under the loud cry, all of these have their sins forgiven while Christ ministers in the most holy place.
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did not meet its fulfillment in the 1844 period, it will never be repeated.
      The wise virgins take the position that since the pioneers of the Advent Movement did not accomplish the work He had appointed them, (GC 458) and since there has been more than 120 years of tarrying time since 1844, Brother Crosier’s article will be fulfilled to the very letter at the last change of ministration from the first apartment to the most holy place, at the beginning of the judgment of the living.
      The foolish virgins take the position that the wise and foolish virgins will be separated during Christ’s ministration in the Most Holy Place. The wise virgins take the position that it is Christ’s ministration again in the first apartment that separates the wise and foolish virgins.
      The foolish virgins take the position that the book of Daniel was fully unsealed in the Revelation to the Pioneers of the Advent Movement, and that all the time prophecies met their complete fulfillment during the period when “the pins and pillars” of the advent movement were being established; and that there is no more light to shine upon these prophecies after 1844 period. They take the position that those who are studying these prophecies for greater light, are “on the road to apostasy,” and that they should not be allowed membership in the Seventh-day Adventist church.
      The wise virgins take the position that the book of Daniel was not fully unsealed in the Revelation to the pioneers of the Advent Movement, and that none of the time prophecies met their complete fulfillment during the period when the “pins and pillars” of that movement were being fully established, and there is still abundance of light to shine upon those prophecies after the 1844 period The wise virgins take the position that those who are studying these prophecies for greater light, are “on the road to translation” and that they do not

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Regarding The Forgiveness of Sins
In The First Apartment

      We would like to state our position as briefly as possible; After Christ’s death, resurrection, and ascension, He entered the first apartment of the heavenly sanctuary, where He ministered for 1810 years, preparing a people to meet Him in the judgment of the dead Oct. 22, 18440 During this 1810 years all sins were forgiven in the first apartment. In 1844 there was a change of ministration from the first apartment to the most holy place. From 1844 clear on down to the beginning of the last generation, during the judgment of the dead,‘ (the dead have been judged since 1844—no one has been translated since 1844) all sins have been forgiven in the most holy place after death.
      At the beginning of the last generation, Jesus reenters the first apartment. Here He ministers for 2300 literal days, preparing a remnant of the remnant to meet Him in the judgment of the living at the end of that period, and after a Sunday law has been enacted and enforced. During this 2300 day period all sins are forgiven in the first apartment. At the end of the 2300 literal days there is another change of ministration and Jesus reenters the most holy place for the judgment of the living. From this time clear on down to the close of probation (during the loud cry) all sins are forgiven in the most holy place; but the little remnant of the remnant have come to the place where “Still the evil angels press around them, but they can have no power over them;” They sin no more.
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to enter with Christ into the most holy place, where they were to receive the third angel’s message and give that message to the world during the period when the dead were being judged. It was the first and second angel’s messages that called that very special little remnant out of the apostatized Protestant churches. That little remnant had perfected their characters, at their stage of development, and they were ready to meet Jesus Oct. 22, 1844, “God’s people were then accepted of Him. Jesus looked upon them with pleasure, for His image was reflected in them.” EW 239. Now the question comes; What hindered the little remnant from going on in to the heavenly Canaan? After they had studied the sanctuary question they entered with Christ into the Most Holy Place, where they saw the ark, and the ten commandments in the ark, and the Sabbath in the very heart of the ten commandments. But here we believe is where they failed; they did not fully accept the seventh-day Sabbath. This we believe is evident from Sr. White’s statement in EW 85, 86.
      “On page 33 is given the following: ‘I saw that the Holy Sabbath is, and will be, the separating wall between the true Israel of God and unbelievers; and that the Sabbath is the great question to unite the hearts of God’s dear, waiting saints. I saw that God had children who do not see and keep the Sabbath. They have not rejected the light upon it. And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully.’ This view was given in 1847 when there were very few of the Advent brethren observing the Sabbath, and of these but few supposed that its observance was of sufficient importance to draw aline between the people of God and unbelievers. Now the fulfillment of that view is beginning to be seen. ‘The commencement of that time of trouble,’ here mentioned, does not refer to the time when the plagues shall begin

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to be poured out, but to a short period just before they are poured out, while Christ is in the sanctuary. At that time, while the work of salvation is closing, trouble will be coming on the earth, and the nations will be angry, yet held in check so as not to prevent the work of the third angel. At that time the ‘latter rain’ or refreshing from the presence of the Lord, will come, to give power to the loud voice of the third angel, and prepare the saints to stand in the period when the seven last plagues shall be poured out.”
      It seems very plain that the little remnant in 1844 did not fully accept the Sabbath. They did not see the importance of keeping holy every one of God’s commandments. How could they go forth and give the loud cry of the third angel in the power of the Holy Spirit? The third angel’s message is founded squarely on the Sabbath, but they were not fully convinced that the Sabbath was of any great importance.
      “If all who had labored unitedly in 1844, had received the third angel’s message, (the Sabbath was the foundation of the third angel’s message; if that little remnant did not see the importance of keeping the Sabbath, how could they receive the third angel’s message?) and proclaim it in the power of the Holy Spirit, (but if they did not receive the third angel’s message they certainly could not proclaim it in the power of the Holy Spirit. ( The Lord would have wrought mightily with their efforts. A flood of light would have been shed upon the world. Years ago (GC was copyrighted in 1888: 40 years before 1888) the inhabitants of the world would have been warned, the closing work completed, and Christ would have come for the redemption of His people.” GC 458.
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not say that some phases of history will be repeated: it simply says: “History will be repeated” Now some one may contend that just certain phases of the history of the 1844 movement will be repeated; do-I not have just as good right to say that only other phases of that history will be repeated? Do we not have an abundance of evidence that all of the history of the 1844 movement will be repeated? But someone may say that if we are going to contend that all of the history of the 1844 movement will be repeated, that would include their mistakes also. But surely, in order to be consistent, we must recognize that history is to be repeated in order to correct those mistakes. We! Are more than 120 years this side of 1844. We believe we have an abundance of evidence that all the history of the 1844 movement will have to be repeated before the world can be warned, the closing work completed, and Christ can come for the redemption of his people! “But unbelief separated them (the pioneers of the Advent Movement) from God. as they refused to do the work which he had appointed them, others, (a future generation) were to be raised up to proclaim the message!
      During the first phase of Christ’s ministration in 1844, He ministered in the first apartment of the Heavenly Sanctuary.
      During the first phase of His ministration in our day, He will minister in the first apartment of the Heavenly Sanctuary.
      While He was ministering in the first apartment in the 1844 period, He perfected the characters of a little remnant, whose sins were forgiven in the first apartment.
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the remnant, whose sins will be forgiven in the first apartment.
      Oct. 22, 1844 the little remnant were to enter with Christ into the most holy place where they were to receive the third angel’s message and go forth and give that message in the power of the Holy Spirit—the loud cry, while the dead were being judged.
      In our day, the little remnant of the remnant, are to enter with Christ into the most holy place, where they are to receive the third angel’s message, and go forth and give that message in the power of the Holy Spirit—the loud cry, while they are being judged.
      In 1844, that little remnant were called out from among those who were in the Laodicean condition of the Protestant churches, by the second angel’s message, and not one of those who refused to come out from among those in the Laodicean condition of the Protestant churches, entered with Christ into the Most Holy Place, for the judgment of the dead.
      In our day, the little remnant of the remnant are to be called out from among those in the Laodicean condition of the Adventist churches, by the Laodicean message and not one of those who refuse to come out from among those in the Laodicean condition of the Adventist churches’ will enter with Christ into the Most Holy Place, for the judgment of the living.
      According to Dan. 8:13, 14; at the end of the 2300 years, the little remnant should have gone forth and given the three angel’s messages in the power of the Holy Spirit—the loud cry, and if they had given the three angel’s messages in the power of the Holy Spirit, that would have brought on persecution—‘The sanctuary and the host would have been trodden under foot.’
      According to Dan. 8:13, 14; at the end of the 2300 literal days, the little remnant of the remnant will go forth and give the three angel’s messages in the power of the Holy Spirit—the loud cry, and when they do give the three angel’s messages in the power of the Holy

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Spirit, that will bring on persecution and—‘the sanctuary, and the host will be trodden under foot.’ (42 mouths Rev. 11:2).
      If the pioneers of the Advent Movement had accomplished the work the Lord gave them to do, the history of that Movement would have never been repeated. The Lord knew the end from the beginning, but suppose He had revealed all this to the pioneers of the Advent Movement, what would have happened? It is not for us to say what would have been the result, but we do know that they would not have made the right use of such knowledge.
      Behold, the bridegroom cometh: go ye out to meet him!
      There are three angel’s messages brought to view in Rev. 14:7-13.
      “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people. 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. And there followed another angel, saying Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the third angel followed them, saying, with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb; And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever; and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints; here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”

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The first, second, and third angel’s messages were delivered to the pioneers of the Advent Movement in the 1844 period. These first two messages were delivered to the children of modern spiritual Israel to call them out of modern spiritual Egypt and modern spiritual Babylon. Egypt is a symbol of infidelity and stubbornness. Babylon is a symbol of confusion. The first two messages were proclaimed to God’s little remnant while Christ was ministering in the first apartment of the heavenly sanctuary. The first angel’s message directed the minds of God’s remnant away from man-made creeds, which bound them fast, to the real Head of the true church —which are— “faithful souls” AA 11.
      And now we come to the second angel’s message: “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” According to EW 238 the second angel’s message was, and still is directly connected with the midnight cry, —“Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.” This message was given in the summer of 1844, and it constituted a direct command to the little remnant to come out from among those who were bound in the apostate Protestant churches, those who were bound about by man-made creeds of the different denominations. God’s little remnant were to be united under one spiritual head —the Lord Jesus Christ himself. As long as that little company retained their spiritual eyesight they remained free in Jesus Christ, but the time finally came when they lost their first love for the message, and when they lost their first love they lost their spiritual eyesight, and it became necessary that they should be bound again by a human organization, —that they might have a ‘visible head’ of the church. When that took place they were right back where they had been before they were called out.
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who think that it has, will they please explain why it is that we are still here upon this old earth, when God’s people might have been in the kingdom years before 1888? “My heart aches day after day, and night after night for our churches. Many are progressing, but in the back track.” Let us notice a few statements from the Spirit of Prophecy relative to the condition of the church in the early 1880s, just before the leadership rejected the message of righteousness by faith in 1888.
      “Are you not halting between two opinions? Are you not neglecting to heed the light which God has given you? Take heed lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God. You know not the time of your visitation. The great sin of the Jews was that of neglecting and rejecting present opportunities. As Jesus views the state of his professed followers today, he sees base ingratitude, hollow formalism, hypocritical insincerity, pharisaical pride, and apostasy.” 5T 72.
      “I have been shown that the spirit of the world is fast levening the church. You are following the same path as did ancient Israel. There is the same falling away from your holy calling as God’s peculiar people. You are having fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. Your concord with unbelievers has provoked the lord’s displeasure. You know not the things that belong to your peace, and they are fast being hid from your eyes. Your neglect to follow the light will place you in a more unfavorable position than the Jews upon whom Christ pronounced a woe.” Ibid. 76 (Is the condition of the church better today?)
      “Many of our people are lukewarm. They occupy the position of Meroz, neither for nor against, neither hot nor cold. If they remain in this state, He will reject them with abhorrence. Many of those who have had great

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light, great opportunities, and every spiritual advantage, praise Christ and the world with the same breath. They bow themselves before God and mammon. They make merry with the children of the world, and yet claim to be blessed with the children of God. They wish to have Christ as their Savior, but will not bear the cross, and wear His yoke. May the Lord have mercy upon you; for if you go on in this way, nothing but evil can be prophesied concerning you.
      “The patience of God has an object, but you are defeating it. He is allowing a state of things to come that you would fain see counteracted by and by, but it will be too late. God commanded Elijah to anoint the cruel and deceitful Hazael king over Syria, that he might be a scourge to idolatrous Israel. Who knows whether God will not give you up to the deceptions you love? Who knows but that the preachers who are faithful, firm, and true may be the last who shall offer the gospel of peace to our unthankful churches? It may be that the destroyers are already training under the hand of Satan and only await the departure of a few more standardbearers to take their places, and with the voice of the false prophet cry, ‘peace, peace,’ when the Lord hath not spoken peace. I seldom weep, but now I find my eyes blinded with tears; they are falling on my paper as I write. It may be that erelong all prophesying among us will be at an end, and the voice which has stirred the people may no longer disturb their carnal slumbers.
      When God shall work His strange work upon the earth, when holy hands bear the ark no longer, woe will be upon the people. Oh, that thou hadst known, even thou, in this they day, the things that belong unto thy peace! Oh, that our people may as did Ninevah, repent with all their might and believe with all their heart, that God may turn away His fierce anger from them.” Ibid page 78, 79.
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ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.’ I know that many think far too favorably of the present time. These ease-loving souls will be engulfed in the general ruin. Yet we do not despair. We have been inclined to think that where there are no faithful ministers there can be no true Christians, but this is not the case. God has promised that where the shepherds are not true He will take charge of the flock Himself. God has never made the flock wholly dependent upon human instrumentalities. (Do we not believe that we have come to that time right now—that we have come to the time when ‘the Lord is taking the reins in His own hands, to finish the work in a manner very much out of the common order of things, and in a way that will be contrary to any human planning?”) TM 300. But the days of purification of the church are hastening on apace. God will have a people pure and true. In the mighty sifting soon to take place we shall be better able to measure the strength of Israel. The signs reveal that the time is near when the Lord will manifest that His fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor. (Do we not believe that we have come to that time?) Ibid Page 80.
      “Chaff like a cloud will be bourne away on the wind, even from places where we see only floors of rich wheat. All who assume the ornaments of the sanctuary but are not clothed with Christ’s righteousness, will appear in the shame of their own nakedness.” Ibid 81.
      “When trees without fruit are cut down as cumberers of the ground, when multitudes of false brethren are distinguished from the true, then the hidden ones will be revealed to view, and with hosannas range under the banner of Christ. Those who have been timid and self-distrustful will declare themselves openly for Christ and His truth. The most weak and hesitating in the church will be as David—willing to do and dare. The deeper the night for God’s people, the more brilliant the stars. Satan will sorely harass the faithful; but, in

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the name of Jesus, they will come off more than conquerors. Then will the church of Christ appear ‘fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners.” Ibid 82.
      This brings us down to the time when the remnant of the remnant are prepared to go forth and give the loud cry—to the time when the first seal will be unsealed. The first seal reads: “And I saw, and behold a white horse; and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him; and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.” Sr. White says in PK 725: “Clad in the armor of Christ’s righteousness, the church is to enter her final conflict. ‘Fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners,’ she is to go forth into all the world, conquering and to conquer.”
      But let us quote two more statements from 5T 83, 84: “We cannot be half the Lord’s and half the world’s. We are not God’s people unless we are such entirely. Every weight, every besetting sin, must be laid aside. God’s watchmen will not cry, ‘Peace, peace, when God hath not spoken peace. The voice of the faithful watchman will be heard; ‘Go ye out from thence, touch no unclean things go ye out of the midst of her, be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord.’
      “The church cannot measure herself by the world, nor by the opinions of men nor by what she once was. Her faith and her position in the world as they now are must be compared with what they would have been if her course had been continually onward and upward. The church will be weighed in the balance of the sanctuary. If her moral character and spiritual state do not correspond with the benefits and blessings God has conferred upon her, she will be found wanting. The light has been shining clear and definite upon her pathway, and the light of 1882 calls her to an account. If her talents are unimproved, if her fruit is not perfect before God, if her light has become darkness, she is indeed found wanting. The knowledge of her state as God views

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it, seems to be hidden from us. We see, but perceive not; we hear but do not understand; and we rest as unconcerned as if the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night rested upon our sanctuary. We profess to know God, and to believe the truth, but in works deny Him. Our deeds are directly adverse to the principles of truth and righteousness, by which we profess to be governed.”
      The question will no doubt be asked: Why do you quote all this against the church? Much, much more might be quoted, but this was all written about 1882. As we look out upon the church today, can we honestly say that the church is in much better condition spiritually than it was in 1882? If God’s professed people, just prior to 1888, had accepted every ray of divine illumination from His holy word, the leadership would not have rejected the message of righteousness by faith which came to them at that time. The message of righteousness by faith was the message that was to prepare God’s professed people to accept the message that was to perfect a remnant of the remnant for translation. This was the message that was to prepare a people to go up and possess the heavenly Canaan. Our leadership tell us that after 1888 many accepted the message who saw no light in it during the 1888 period; is not this the antitype of the experience of ancient Israel at Kadesh-barnea, when they refused the command of the Lord to go up and possess the land of Canaan? After they saw the the result of their refusal, they were determined to go on up and fight against the inhabitants of the land, although Moses told them that the Lord would not be with them—the carcasses of that generation fell in the wilderness for forty long years. How many of the adults of the 1888 generation are upon the earth today?

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