"Thy way O' God is in the Sanctuary" Psalm 77: 13
For 150 years Seventh Day Adventists have understood and taught
the wonderful Plan of Salvation revealed through the Types & Symbols of the Hebrew Sanctuary Servvice. They have found
the Sacrificial & Priestly work of Jesus Christ clearly portrayed by every action, symbol, & every piece of furniture
of the ancient tent Tabernacle and the more massive structures built by Solomon, and the second temple constructed after the
captivity & in existence at the time of Christ.
From 1833 to 1844 beginning with William Miller, this doctrine
of Christ in His Sanctuary has been taught, and is still taught by some today. But tragically, most professing Adventists
no longer teach or believe this wonderful truth ! Thanks to the work of Satan's agents in the person of Desmond Ford, Walter
Ray, and many others.
However, Praise God, this author , and thousands of other true Seventh Day Adventists do believe
and teach this glorious Bible Truth, & the following article from the pen of God's Last Day Prophet, by the power of the
Holy Spirit, reveals "What Might Have Been" !
WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN
WILL IT STILL HAPPEN ?
Advent Review and Sabbath Herald
A Test of Gratitude and Loyalty
In the night season I was in my dreams in a large meeting,
with ministers, their wives, and their children. I wondered that the company present was mostly made up of ministers and their
families. The prophecy of Malachi was brought before them in connection with Daniel, Zephaniah, Haggai, and Zechariah. The
teaching of these books was carefully investigated. The building of the temple, and the temple service, were considered. There
was close searching of the Scriptures in regard to the sacred character of all that appertained to the temple service. Through
the prophets, God has given a
delineation of what will come to pass in the last days of this earth's history; and
the Jewish economy is full of instruction for us.
The offering of beasts did not cleanse away sin, but was a
symbol of the great and complete sacrifice that was to be made for the sins of the whole world. The rivers of blood that flowed
at the harvest thanksgiving, when
sacrifices were offered in such large numbers, were meant to teach a great truth.
For even the productions of the earth, the bounties provided for man's sustenance, we are indebted to the offering of Christ
upon the cross of
Calvary. God teaches us that all we receive from Him is the gift of redeeming
love. From His instruction to Israel, He would have us learn that He has made ample provision for the poor to receive the
comforts of this life, and also for the gospel to be carried to all those who are perishing in their sins.
whole sanctuary service was designed to impress the people with the fact that the things which God has set apart for Himself
are holy. They were ever to observe the distinction between the sacred and the common.
Holy things must be kept
All these things were closely studied by the company before me in my dream. Scripture was compared with
scripture, and application was made of the Word of God to our own time. After a diligent searching of the Scriptures, there
was a period of silence. A very solemn impression was made upon the people. The deep moving of the Spirit of God was manifest
among us. All were
troubled, all seemed to be convicted, burdened, and distressed, as they saw their own life and
character represented in the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit was making the application to their hearts.
was aroused. The record of past days was making its disclosure of the vanity of human inventions. The Holy Spirit brought
all things to their remembrance. As they reviewed their past history, there were revealed defects of character that ought
to have been discerned and
corrected. They saw how through the grace of Christ the character should
have been transformed. The workers had known the sorrow of defeat in the work intrusted to their hands, when they should have
The Holy Spirit presented before them Him whom they had offended. They saw that God will not only
reveal Himself as a God of mercy and forgiveness and long forbearance, but by terrible things in righteousness
will make it manifest that He is not a man that
He should lie.
Words were spoken by One, saying, "The
hidden, inner life will be revealed. As if reflected in a mirror, all the inward working of the character will be made manifest.
The Lord would have you examine your own lives, and see how vain is human glory." "Deep calleth unto deep at the
noise of thy waterspouts; all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Yet the Lord will command His loving-kindness in
the daytime, and in the night His
song shall be with me, and my prayer unto
the God of my life."
The period of our probation is fast closing. Soon our opportunity to give the last message of mercy to the lost will
be forever past. The help of every one that loves Jesus is needed now, in the Lord's work. Let there be no
in the Master's vineyard. Let there be no robbery of God in tithes and offerings, which are
needed to sustain His
Those who are laborers in word and in doctrine will have all that they can
possibly do in improving their God-given charge: "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke,
exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine." The minister's wife may be a great help to her husband in seeking to lighten
his burden if she keeps her own soul in the love of God. She can teach the word to her children. She can manage her own household
with economy and discretion. United with her husband, she can educate her children in habits of economy, teaching them to
restrict their wants. Those who have large families will have burdens in the home life. Those who have but one or two children
to engage their time and attention may educate themselves to do service for the Lord in helping their husbands in more general
"The liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand." "There is
that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty." The
promise to those who honor God with their substance still stands upon record on the sacred page. If the Lord's people had
faithfully obeyed His directions, the promise would have been fulfilled to them. But when men disregard the claims of God,
plainly set before them, the Lord permits them to follow their own way, and reap the fruit of their doings. Whoever appropriates
to his own use the portion that God has reserved, is proving himself an unfaithful steward. He will lose not only that which
he has withheld from God, but also that which was committed to him as his own.
Let all study with
special care the third chapter of Malachi. That chapter contains warning and instruction in righteousness for every soul.
The Lord is still testing us to see whether we will prove faithful servants. He is calling upon His people to consider His
goodness, to respond to His mercy, and to give proof of their loyalty by bringing all the tithes into His storehouse. "Prove
me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that
there shall not be room enough to receive it."