Memory Text: “And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed” (Daniel 8:14).
For a better understanding of the sanctuary message, study this chart, which shows how the great judgment scene of Daniel 7 (studied last week) is the same event as the cleansing of the sanctuary in Daniel 8:14.
|Daniel 7||Daniel 8||Interpretation|
|Fourth beast Little horn||Little Horn||Rome—pagan Rome—papal|
|Pre-Advent Judgment||Cleansing of the sanctuary||Eschatological Day of Atonement|
|Transfer of Kingdom to Saints (Second Coming)||Second Coming and beyond|
This week we will study Daniel 8. We will discover the real issue of the conflict between the horn power and God, and we will see why the cleansing of the sanctuary, beginning in A.D. 1844, is God’s perfect answer to that challenge.
Study this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath, December 7.