AND UNTO 2,300 DAYS THEN SHALL THE SANCTUARY BE CLEANSED
Here’s a little spiritual communications scenario that paints the background of what Jesus wants to share with you today. My wife and I were sitting at the same desk (opposite to each other) having separate Word time. She was listening to some random podcast that her spirit helper had told her to listen to. I believe she’d been chided a few times to go to the podcast and listen, so finally she obeyed and was happily listening to the very interesting discussion someone was having about the third temple, the sanctuary and the vaccine.
Meanwhile I was on the other side of the desk, happily reading some interesting MO letter called “The Beast of Hell”. However I too was being chided for the third or fourth time to read over Daniel 8. I too finally relinquished and opened the Bible and began reading. I got as far as verse 13 and an interesting thought came to mind…
But before going to the thought, let me finish the rest of this short testimony. When the thought came, I stopped and looked at my wife and began sharing my thoughts on what I was reading in Daniel 8:13. She stopped, took off her earphones and listened in amazement. When I’d shared my thoughts, she said: “Do you know that right when you began talking to me, the guy on the podcast was discussing Daniel 8:13 and its relationship to Matthew 24 and the true temple of God!?”
DAN.8:13-14 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
I have a question for you.
In the two verses I just read we have two saints in the spirit realm talking about the last 2,300 days of world history. The first saint is trying to ascertain how long the “host and sanctuary” are going to be oppressed, or trodden underfoot. What host is this saint talking about here? The host who worships the Father in the sanctuary of their hearts as pointed out by Jesus to a woman at a well, in Samaria: John 4:20-24 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Isn’t it amazing that Jesus would give this Key to the Kingdom to a heathen prostitute? Jesus seemed to have quite an affinity with prostitutes; this kinship in fact, goes as far back as Rahab. I wonder what significant sign there is here in relation to the world and God’s children.
I don’t want to drift too far now, so here is another question, this one should only take some logical reasoning. Jesus, “pointed the finger of God” at the 2nd Jewish temple and prophesied its destruction in Matthew 24 and then told a heathen woman of disrepute the secret to true worship. Why would He come back at the very end of time to supposedly cleanse a 3rd Jewish temple/building –as if to say that temple worship, Jewish at that, was what He was trying to point out to His born again, spirit filled children right from the start?
Matthew 24:1-2 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
Before finishing, here is an example that might help explain why Jesus identifies with prostitutes so often.
Hosea 1:2 The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.
:3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.
:4 And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.
:5 And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel, in the valley of Jezreel.
:6 And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away.
:7 But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.
:8 Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son.
:9 Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.
I can’t help but feel the resonance between the example given above and the true church and false church spoken of in Revelation chapter 3…the comparison is uncanny.