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Christ's  Ministry  in  the  Heavenly  Sanctuary
Fundamental Belief # 24:  There is a sanctuary in heaven, the true tabernacle which the Lord set up and not man. In it Christ ministers on our behalf, making available to believers the benefits of His atoning sacrifice offered once for all on the cross. He was inaugurated as our great High Priest and began His intercessory ministry at the time of His ascension.
In 1844, at the end of the prophetic period of 2300 days, He entered the second and last phase of His atoning ministry. It is a work of innvestigative judgment
which is part of the ultimate disposition of all sin, typified by the cleansing of the ancient Hebrew sanctuary on the Day of Atonement. In that typical service the sanctuary was cleansed with the blood of animal sacrifices, but the heavenly things are purified with the perfect sacrifice of the blood of Jesus. The investigative judgment reveals to heavenly intelligences who among the dead are asleep in Christ and therefore, in Him, are deemed worthy to have part in the first resurrection. It also makes manifest who among the living are abiding in Christ, keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus, and in Him, therefore, are ready for translation into His everlasting kingdom. This judgment vindicates the justice of God in saving those who believe in Jesus. It declares that those who have remained loyal to God shall receive the kingdom. The completion of this ministry of Christ will mark the close of human probation before the Second Advent.
Related Scriptures:   
Hebrews 8:  1 - 5; Hebrews 4:14-16;  Hebrews 9:11-28;
Hebrews 10: 19-22; Hebrews 1: 3 Hebrews 2:16, 17
 Daniel  7: 9-27;  Daniel 8: 13, 14; Daniel 9: 24-27;    
Numbers 14: 34;   Ezekiel 4:6; Leviticus 16; 
Revelation 14: 6, 7; Revelation 14: 12; Revelation 20:12;
Revelation 22: 12    
More detailed study - includes one hour video
What Ellen White says :
about Our Sanctuary Doctrine - Upward Look, page 199

The Great Controversy, Chapter 23:  What is the Sanctuary?
Series of 32 video presentations about the Sanctuary by Pastor Stephen Bohr
Understanding the Earthly Sanctuary helps to understand the heavenly sanctuary
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