Before God started the restoration of His sanctuary message and the great plan of salvation, we can see that
the antichrist little horn (Roman Catholic Church) had cast down the important truths found in the sanctuary:
The Altar of Sacrifice (Justification by Faith) - Cast Down
The Laver of Water (Baptism by Full Emersion) - Cast Down
The Candlestick (True Gospel Witnessing) - Cast Down
The Table of Shewbread (Studying the Word of God) - Cast Down
The Altar of Incense (Praying only through Christ Jesus) - Cast Down
The Ark of the Covenant (Keeping the Ten Commandments) - Cast Down
So when did this restoration project begin? In 1382 with a man named John Wycliffe, (the morning star of the reformation) who
translated the Bible into the common language so that the masses could find out the truth for themselves. What article of furniture in
the sanctuary did this restore? The table of showbread (Word of God). Then in the early 1500's God raised up a man called Martin
Luther, who preached the truth about Justification by faith. This restored the altar of sacrifice, having faith in the sacrifice of
Jesus for salvation. In the 1530's a man named John Calvin joined the reformation and one of his main focuses was the importance of
prayer. This restored the altar of incense. Then in 1609 the Baptist church was founded by a man called John Smith. And guess what
article of furniture in the sanctuary they restored? Yes, the laver of water (baptism by full emersion). Then in the 1700's John
Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, with strong emphasis on evangelism, restored the candlestick (witnessing, a light to the
The Table of Shewbread (Studying the Word of God) - RESTORED!
The Altar of Sacrifice (Justification by Faith) - RESTORED!
The Altar of Incense (Praying only through Christ Jesus) - RESTORED!
The Laver of Water (Baptism by Full Emersion) - RESTORED!
The Candlestick (True Gospel Witnessing) - RESTORED!
"God permitted great light to shine upon the minds of these chosen men, revealing to them many of
the errors of Rome; but they did not receive all the light that was to be given to the world. Through these, His servants, God was
leading the people out of the darkness of Romanism; but there were many and great obstacles for them to meet, and He led them on, step
by step, as they could bear it. They were not prepared to receive all the light at once. Like the full glory of the noon-tide sun to
those who have long dwelt in darkness, it would, if presented, have caused them to turn away. Therefore He revealed it to the leaders
little by little, as it could be received by the people. From century to century, other faithful workers were to follow, to lead the
people on still further in the path of reform." (E.G.White, The Great Controversy)
So now we only have one more article of furniture to be restored, the ark of the covenant, with God's law. With this restored, God
would have a church with the FULL truth of the plan of salvation. A church that could go to the world in these end times and preach
the fully restored truth before Jesus returns. So what is this church? Well, let's just take a look at how long Daniel was told that
his vision would be for:
Daniel 8:14 ...' And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.'
So for 2300 prophetic days (2300 literal years - see the day
for a year principle), this vision would last. At the end of this vision,
God's sanctuary would be cleansed, and the plan of salvation would be FULLY RESTORED!! The 2300 years started the same year as the 70
weeks of Daniel 9 which was 457 BC. How do we know this? Because Gabriel in Daniel 9 says that he has come to give Daniel
understanding about the vision. What vision? The 2300 day vision. And it says the 70 weeks are "determined", which means to
"cut off". Cut off from what? The only vision in question, which was the 2300 day prophecy. Which means the 70 weeks are part of the
2300 day prophecy, and Gabriel only gives one starting point, "the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem". This
starting date is 457BC. See the Daniel's 70 weeks for more on
So going from 457BC and counting 2300 literal years, where do we end up? 1844. What happened in 1844? A group of people known as the
Advent movement, after a great disappointment, understood the prophecy of Daniel 8, that the sanctuary being cleansed was the sanctuary
in Heaven where Jesus was. And they understood the importance of God's law, the ten commandments and that we were about to be judged
according to that law. So they started preaching the message that judgment had begun, and that obedience to God's law (including the
Sabbath) was still a requirement for God's people. This restored the ark of the covenant, and God now had a church that had the FULL
truth about the sanctuary message of salvation and His truth could once again go to the world!!
The Ark of the Covenant (Keeping the Ten Commandments) - RESTORED!
What does this show us? That the Seventh Day Adventist church is God's true end time remnant church! The Seventh Day Adventist church
is the ONLY church that preaches this FULL plan of salvation. The Seventh Day Adventist church is the ONLY church that preaches
present truth for our time. The Seventh Day Adventist church is the ONLY church with ALL the restored truths that were lost during the
reign of the Papacy, including the ten commandments with the seventh day sabbath, also justification by faith, baptism by full
emersion, doctrine based on the Word of God alone (sola scripture), the importance of prayer and being a light to the world for Christ.
The Seventh Day Adventist church is the only church that has a united "spirit" for Bible prophecy (Rev. 19:10) This is why it says in
Revelation 14:12 that the saints are those who KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS of God AND the faith of Jesus. They accept the FULL plan of
salvation and take the journey through the heavenly sanctuary into the presence of God!
The truths lost during the dark reign of the Roman Catholic Church have now been fully restored in God's remnant church and the three
angels messages can now go forward to the world!! And God will have a people READY for jury duty ... 'Know ye not that we shall
judge angels?'' (1 Cor. 6:3). 'THIS gospel is to go to the world for a witness and then the end will come'. (Matt 24) NOT the gospel
of "oh I'm under grace not under law", but the FULL gospel message.
Where do you want to be in the sanctuary plan? Do you want to stay at the altar of sacrifice? Or do you want to be in the most holy
place in the presence of God? Satan started the rebellion against God's law and man has followed in his footsteps. The great
controversy started with Satan disobeying God and will end with Satan being destroyed (Ezekiel 28:18). Which camp do you belong to?
Jesus revealed in Revelation 3:9 that those who belong to the synagogue of Satan, those who SAY they are Jews (spiritual Jews -
Christians) but are not, will worship at the feet of the saints. And as Paul says, those who are Jews inwardly are real Jews, those
who are in Christ Jesus, in other words, Christians! So those who SAY they are Christians, but are not, those who reject God's FULL
plan of salvation, belong to the synagogue of Satan. Which church do you belong?
I pray that you will take some time to study this for yourself and find out the FULL truth of God's plan of salvation. Jesus is standing
at the door!! Will you take the journey through the sanctuary into the presence of God?