[Bates’ Pamphlet #3] An Explanation of the Typical and Anti-typical Sanctuary by the Scriptures


For further proof, see the parable of the ten virgins: (Matthew 25:1-12,) most strikingly and peculiarly fulfilled from the Spring to the Fall of 1844. “Great was the company of those that published it.” Ancient nor modern history has never recorded the like of God’s people. Why? Because there never was to be but one going out to meet the bridegroom, and that must accord with the one in the type, and it did most strikingly! Just look back to 1837, when the glorious doctrine of the second Advent began its rise and move through this land of messengers, with their first and second message. BP3 133.4

What was all of this mighty move for? Ans. - To rally all the host of God on earth to get ready for the APPOINTED TIME. The proof was moving and continued to move more and more rapidly until it was clearly seen that the 2300 days of Daniel’s vision was the appointed time for the Bridegroom to come and his people to go out to meet him. We explained, and at that time believed that the Lord Jesus was personally coming to redeem his people. We were disappointed in our, then explained, expectation. Jesus did not come to this earth then, but the Bridegroom did come, thus fulfilling the parable, and they that were ready went in with him to the Marriage and the DOOR was shut. BP3 133.5

Here is where the master of the house, [walking amidst the seven golden candlesticks,] rose up and shut to the door. BP3 133.6

Daniel 7:9, 10, 13, shows how the Bridegroom came, viz: I beheld till the thrones were cast down and the Ancient of Days, [God the Father,] did sit. Where? In Judgment;between the Cherubims’ wings, over the Mercy Seat, where he always set to judge his people, on the 10th day of the 7th month. BP3 134.1

The flying Angel in Heaven and swift Messengers on earth, had just finished their message, crying with a loud voice, “the hour of his judgment is come.” Where Daniel 9, 10. BP3 134.2

Then one like the Son of Man, (Bridegroom) is brought near before Him, (the Father,) where he sets in Judgment. BP3 134.3

This is how the Bridegroom comes, not to earth, but to the Father, just as it was in the type: Jesus is represented like the son of man. When he descended to earth it is the Lord himself. BP3 134.4

I have already adduced the proof that Jesus was setting with his Father on his throne in the Holy, where the seven lamps of fire were. Then at the appointed time, 2300 days, the Ancient of Days moves in something that has wheels burning like fire, with thousands of angels in attendance. Then one like the son of man is brought near before him, 13th verse, [see Chart.] How evident that both Father and Son here left the throne in the Holy and moved into the Most Holy, in accordance also with, and close of, the message of the flying angel in Revelation 14:6, 7, to set in judgment; first to decide who is, and who is not worthy to enter the gates of the holy city; while the Bridegroom, High Priest, Mediator and crowned King of Israel stands before him advocating the cause of all presented on his breast plate of judgment. As Daniel sees it, the judgment is now set and the books open. BP3 134.5

After this work is accomplished, then comes the Day of Judgment, [year day,] and perdition of ungodly men. BP3 134.6

The seven spots of blood on the Golden Altar and before the Mercy Seat, I fully believe represents the duration of the judicial proceedings on the living saints in the Most Holy, all of which time they will be in their affliction, even seven years, God by his voice will deliver them. “For it is the blood that maketh atonement for the soul.” Leviticus 17:11. Then the number seven will finish the day of atonement, (not redemption.) Six last months of this time, I understand, Jesus will be gathering in the harvest with his sickle, on the white cloud. BP3 134.7

After all, many contend that Jesus entered the Most Holy Place at his ascension. We have given sufficient proof to the contrary. Yet because of a few texts in Hebrews they object. Let us place two translations in juxtaposition. BP3 135.1