Dear Friends of "Dial Daily Bread,"
The Lord's great cosmic Day of Atonement is NOW. It's the grand fulfillment of what ancient Israel were taught to observe in a typical way once a year when the people were commanded to fast on that one day--"the tenth day of the seventh month." Their high priest risked his life in their behalf by going into the presence of God in the Most Holy part of the ancient sanctuary.
It was the one day of the year when the people were invited--summoned--to lift their thoughts and concerns above their earthly life to enter into the feelings of God on a personal level. Year after year this one great Day was observed, century after century, with the emphasis on personal and national judgment.
It became the most egocentric Day of their year. To only a small extent did they actually enter into the feelings of God and share with Him His concern and His love for a world lost in sin. The "judgment" was a personal final exam; and if at its end they felt they had "passed," great was the rejoicing that their day of atonement was over for another year.
But now since the world has passed the 2300-year prophecy of Daniel 8:14, "then shall the sanctuary be cleansed," we as the world have entered into our great antitypical Day of Atonement. It's beyond our own personal individual salvation. We have reached the time when Revelation 3:20 must reach its fulfillment by sensing a concern for Christ that He receive His reward!
The Lord says, "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne." That's an invitation to share with Him the government of God, to bring to a close the "great controversy" now raging between Christ and Satan, not perpetuating it for centuries more.
--Robert J. Wieland
From the "Dial Daily Bread" Archive: June 26, 2006.
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