不論你在何時何地 上帝與你同在
2012-09-14

基督在天上聖所的服務 Christ's Ministry in the Heavenly Sanct

天上有一個聖所,是主所支的,不是人手所支的真帳幕。基督在其中為我們服務,為了使信徒能獲得祂在十字架上,只一次獻上的贖罪祭的好處。祂升天時,即就任我們的大祭司,並開始祂代求的工作。

在主後1844年,2300日預言時期結束之時,祂進入了祂贖罪工作的第二階段,也是最後的階段。查案審判的工作,是對一切罪惡最終處置工作的一部分,由古時希伯來聖所贖罪日潔淨的儀式所預表。在那預表性的崇祀中,聖所是由所獻祭牲的血所潔淨,但是天上的物件卻是用那完全的祭,耶穌的血所潔淨。

查案審判向天上的生靈顯明死去的人中,那些在基督裏睡了的人是在祂裡面的,配在第一次復活中有分;那些住在基督裡的活人,因遵守上帝誡命和耶穌真道,並在祂裡面,因此也顯明是已預備好可以變化升天,進入祂永恆的國。

這項審判顯明了上帝拯救那相信耶穌的人乃是公義的,並宣稱那保持忠於上帝的人應承受國度。基督這項工作的完成,就是標明基督復臨前人類恩典時期的結束。

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 investigative 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. (‬Heb‭. ‬8:1-5‭; ‬4:14-16‭; ‬9:11-28‭; ‬10:19-22‭; ‬1:3‭; ‬2:16‭, ‬17‭; ‬Dan‭. ‬7:9-27‭; ‬8:13‭, ‬14‭; ‬9:24-27‭; ‬Num‭. ‬14:34‭; ‬Eze‭. ‬4:6‭; ‬Lev‭. ‬16‭; ‬Rev‭. ‬14:6‭, ‬7‭; ‬20:12‭; ‬14:12‭; ‬22:12‭.)‬