INVESTIGATIVE JUDGMENT

#22. Upon His ascension, Christ began His ministry as high priest in the holy place of the heavenly sanctuary, which sanctuary is the antitype of the earthly tabernacle of the former dispensation. As in the type, a work of investigative judgment began as Christ entered the second phase of His ministry, in the most holy place, foreshadowed in the earthly service by the Day of Atonement. This work of the investigative judgment in the heavenly sanctuary and the final atonement began on October 22, 1844, closing off the last pre-advent time prophecy of the Bible, the 2300 days of Daniel 8:14. The investigative judgment constitutes the final judgment of our life's record (close of probation) before Jesus returns. (Heb. 4:14; 8:1,2; Lev. 16:2,29; Heb. 9:23,24; Dan. 8:14; 9:24-27; Rev. 14:6,7; 22:11)