~ Further Study ~
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“In every age there is a new development of truth, a message of God to the people of that generation. The old truths are all essential: new truth is not independent of the old, but an unfolding of it. It is only as the old truths are understood that we can comprehend the new. When Christ desired to open to His disciples the truth of His resurrection, He began “At Moses and all the prophets” and “expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself.” Luke 24:27. But it is the light which shines in the fresh unfolding of truth that glorifies the old.” COL 127.4-128
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“The sanctuary of the first covenant was pitched by man, built by Moses; this (the heavenly) is pitched by the Lord, not by man. In that sanctuary the earthly priests performed their service; in this (the heavenly), Christ, our great High Priest, ministers at God’s right hand. One sanctuary was on earth, the other is in heaven... Such was the service performed “unto the example and shadow of heavenly things.” And what was done in type in the ministration of the earthly sanctuary is done in reality in the ministration of the heavenly sanctuary... As in the typical service there was a work of atonement at the close of the year, so before Christ’s work for the redemption of men is completed there is a work of atonement for the removal of sin from the sanctuary. This is the service which began when the 2300 days ended. At that time, as foretold by Daniel the prophet, our High Priest entered the most holy, to perform the last division of His solemn work —to cleanse the sanctuary.” GC 413.2; 420.2; 421.2.
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“All that God has in prophetic history specified to be fulfilled in the past has been, and all that is yet to come in its order will be. Daniel, God’s prophet, stands in his place. John stands in his place. In the Revelation the Lion of the tribe of Judah has opened to the students of prophecy the book of Daniel, and thus is Daniel standing in his place. He bears his testimony, that which the Lord revealed to him in vision of the great and solemn events which we must know as we stand on the very threshold of their fulfillment.” 2SM 109.1.
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“So today we are to consider the dealings of God with the nations of the earth. We are to see in history the fulfillment of prophecy, to study the workings of Providence in the great reformatory movements, and to understand the progress of events in the marshalling of the nations for the final conflict of the great controversy.” MH 441.2.
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“The Lord has declared that the history of the past shall be rehearsed as we enter upon the closing work. Every truth that He has given for these last days is to be proclaimed to the world. Every pillar that He has established is to be strengthened. We cannot now step off the foundation that God has established.” 2SM 390.1.
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“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.
“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.” TM 116.1-5.
What kind of "past history will be repeated?" The kind of history that is found in Daniel and Revelation, —prophetic history!
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These views are from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective. I used many sources in the creation of the charts found in the Prophetic History —The Type studies. The five sources primarily used are:
Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary
Unfolding Daniel’s Prophecies by Roy Allen Anderson
Unfolding the Revelation by Roy Allen Anderson
Cares, vol. I & II, by Mervyn Maxwell
The Prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation by Uriah Smith
The commentary used to explain the Prophetic History —The Type charts in this site is
The Prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation by Uriah Smith.
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“Some of us have had time to get the truth and to advance step by step, and every step we have taken has given us strength to take the next. But now time is almost finished, and what we have been years learning, they will have to learn in a few months. They will also have much to unlearn and much to learn again.” EW 67.2.
“In the Revelation are portrayed the deep things of God...
“Let none think, because they cannot explain the meaning of every symbol in the Revelation, that it is useless for them to search this book in an effort to know the meaning of the truth it contains. The One who revealed these mysteries to John will give to the diligent searcher for truth a foretaste of heavenly things. Those whose hearts are open to the reception of truth will be enabled to understand its teachings, and will be granted the blessing promised to those who “hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things
which are written therein.” AA 584.1,2.
“Christ is the great teacher, and that which He revealed to John, we are to tax our minds to understand and clearly to define. We are facing the most important issues that men have ever been called upon to meet.” CW 29.2b.
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