THE EARTHLY SANCTUARY with its two apartments, its furniture, and its daily and yearly services, represented the heavenly sanctuary and its services in its two-fold ministration.
THE PRIESTS represented Christ.
THE SACRIFICES represented Jesus, the Lamb of God, who, by the sacrifice of Himself, atoned for the sins of the world. The type points to the antitype; the shadow to the reality.
THE DAILY SERVICE represented Christ’s sacrifice for us on the cross and His ministry for us in the Holy place of the heavenly sanctuary.
THE EARLY SERVICE represented Christ’s work for us in the most Holy Place of the heavenly sanctuary.
As the yearly service was on the Day of Atonement and was a work of Judgment, so with the antitype.
THE EARTHLY SANCTUARY was CLEANSED on the Day of Atonement. Lev. 16:30-34; 23:26-30.
THE HEAVENLY SANCTUARY is cleansed on the antitypical day of atonement – 1844 to the close of probation.
Dan. 8:14, “And he said unto me. Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be CLEANSED [justified, restored, vindicated].”
Acts 3:19. “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be BLOTTED OUT, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”