This week we discuss the role of Christ in the heavenly sanctuary, what He does for us in the Most Holy Place in heaven. These lessons are important to understand in the end times.
“Make friendship with Christ today. Put your case in the hands of the great Advocate. He will plead your cause before the Father. Though you have transgressed the law, and must plead guilty before God, Christ will present his precious blood in your behalf, and through faith and obedience, and vital union with Christ, you may stand acquitted before the Judge of all the earth, and he will be your friend when the final trump shall sound, and the scenes of earth shall be no more.” –Ellen G. White, “A Vital Connection With Christ,” Signs of the Times, July 27, 1888.
By discussing what Christ does for us in the heavenly sanctuary, we affirm that our salvation is valid. In the heavenly sanctuary, the fate of sinners rests with Christ. The service of sanctifying us, of giving us the power to overcome sin, of helping us become better followers, and of reuniting us with our heavenly Father, is vital in the end time. To erase doubt from our minds completely, now we know that Christ is engaged in an important activity to ensure that we benefit from His death on the cross.