The Prophecy of Dan 8:14 Unsealed
The once-sealed prophecy of Dan 8:14 calling for the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary at the termination of the 2,300 literal years, has been unsealed by the mighty angel of Revelation 10. As such, there is now a call to proclaim that glorious message worldwide as part of the finishing of the mystery of God–the closing work of the Gospel.
The little open book in the hand of the mighty angel of Revelation 10, which John is told to eat, contains the unsealed message of the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary. The work of proclaiming the good news of the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary is included in the call by the mighty angel to John, to prophesy again. This work has been committed to the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Christ’s Final Atonement
The cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary announced in Dan 8:14, constitutes Christ’s final work for the church and for the world. This cleansing will be accomplished through a work of making a full and final atonement, in line with the typical yearly service of the Mosaic tabernacle on the Day of Atonement (Lev 16:30). The blotting out of forgiven sins from the records in heaven results in the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary.
A Work of Investigative Judgment in Progress. . .
A work of investigative judgment precedes this work of final cleansing to determine who among Christ's professed followers are entitled to the benefit of His final atonement and have their sins blotted out (Dan 7:9-14).
The Antitypical Day of Atonement
The antitypical Day of Atonement has arrived with the unsealing of the messages of Dan 8:14 and Jesus as High Priest, now ministers in the second apartment of the heavenly sanctuary to perform His final ministration in behalf of the church.
The Three Angels’ Messages
The three angels' messages, clearly understood and demonstrated in the life daily, is what prepares God's people to receive the benefit of Christ's final atonement in the heavenly sanctuary. The cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary is the one compelling reason behind the proclamation of the everlasting gospel and the hour of judgment messages of Revelation 14 during the time of the end.
Advancing Light of Present Truth
The cleansing of the sanctuary in a judgment setting is part of a great system of truth for this time. It is an advancing light that requires constant study and thorough investigation.
LOBM is all about preserving the old way marks, and contending for the faith once delivered to the saints. "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls..." Jer 6:16.
More than that, LOBM heeds the admonition to take the truth for this time and develop it to a higher scale that it has hitherto been done. "The Lord has made his people the repository of sacred truth. Upon every individual who has had the light of present truth devolves the duty of developing that truth on a higher scale than it has hitherto been done. . ." HM July 1, 1897, Art. B