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JESUS, OUR HIGH PRIEST
Where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. __Hebrews 6:20__
saw the incense in the censer smoke as Jesus offered their confessions and prayers to His Father. And as it ascended, a bright light rested upon Jesus and upon the mercy seat; and the earnest, praying ones, who were troubleds because they had discovered themselves to be transgressors of God’s law, were blessed, and their countenances lighted up with hope and joy. They joined in the work of the third angel and raised their voices to proclaim the solemn warning, But few at first received it; yet the faithful continued with energy to proclaim the message. Then I saw many embrace the message of the third angel and unite their voices with those who had first given the warning, and they honored God by observing His sanctified rest day.
Many who embraced the third message had not had an experience in the two former messages. Satan understood this, and his evil eye was upon them to overthrow them; but the third angel was pointing them to the most holy place, and those who had had an experience in the past messages were pointing them the way to the heavenly sanctuary. Many saw the perfect chain of truth in the angels’ messages, and gladly received them in their order, and followed Jesus by faith into the heavenly sanctuary. These messages were represented to me as an anchor to the people of God. Those who understand and receive them will be kept from being swept away by the many delusions of Satan. (Early Writings, 256)
Though the ministration was to be removed from the earthly to the heavenly temple; though the sanctuary and our great high priest would be invisible to hunt)” sight, yet the disciples were to suffer no loss thereby. … While Jesus ministers 1; He sanctuary above, He is still by His Spirit the minister of the church on earth… While He delegates His power to inferior ministers, His energizing presence is still with His church(The Desire of Ages, 166)