The Sanctuary and Daniel’s Prophecies

Date: 04/03/2021 
The Sanctuary and Daniel’s Prophecies
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Pastor Don Makintosh: We're going to study a little this afternoon about what I'm calling prophetic intimacy. One of the biggest problems in the world today is the lack of intimacy and true intimacy that's valid. When you look at the Book of Daniel, I was given the assignment of talking about the book of Daniel today and the sanctuary in the book of Daniel, and I thought, "Okay, talking about the sanctuary in the book of Daniel, that could be like a ten-part series, and I'm going to do that in 45 minutes." That means we're just going to get an idea about the sanctuary in the book of Daniel. But to look at the book of Daniel, you really need to read the books of Ezekiel and Jeremiah and Ezra and Nehemiah, but we can't do that. Let's just look at Jeremiah to get an idea about Daniel. I know it's confusing, but don't worry, it'll get worse. I hope not. Okay. Jeremiah chapter 2, look at it with me, "Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me saying, Go and cry in the hearing of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the Lord, I remember you, the kindness of your youth, the love of your betrothal, and when you went after me in the wilderness, in a land not sown." He's remembering their dating experience. He's remembering the experience where they're getting engaged, and in verse 3, he says, "Israel was holiness to the Lord." They had a great relationship starting out like so many, but then things went off. The leadership and the nation became, what could you say, wayward.

In verse 8, "The priests do not say, Where is the Lord? Those handing the law did not know me. What?" The priests are saying...they don't say, "Where is the Lord?" What if you were in an intimate relationship with somebody and they were never wondering where you were? They didn't know what was going on. The prophets prophesied by Baal. Now, this is another God coming in. Baal was a false god that was worshiped in very intimate sexually suggestive ways. Verse 11, "My people have changed their glory." They used to glory in that relationship with God, but now they've changed it. Verse 13, "They have forsaken me and hewn themselves, broken cisterns that can't hold no water." Verse 17, "They have forsaken the Lord their God." Verse 18, "They're going back to Egypt." This is terrible and it actually gets worse because it explicitly begins to say what they were doing. Verse 20, "For of old I have broken your yoke and burst your bonds and you said, I will not transgress when on every high hill under every green tree you lay down playing the harlot." Now, the intimate relationship is with Baal and there's harlotry, there's sexual activity with someone else, and the intimacy and that bond is destroyed. It just gets worse. They get confused. Verse 27, "You say to a tree, you're my father, and to a stone you gave birth to me." They're prophets. Verse 30, "Your sword has devoured your prophets like a destroying lion." If Daniel had been living in Israel or stayed there, he would have gotten eaten by people. He gets to go to Nebuchadnezzar and there are only a few lions in a den because they had just so totally gone off their relationship with God. How does God feel? In verse 1 of chapter 3, "They say if a man divorces his wife and she goes from him and becomes another man, may he return to her again. Would not that land be greatly polluted? But you have played the harlot with many lovers. Yet return to me, says the Lord." What? After all that, you see he's a wounded lover and he wants to get back with his wife. Verse 14 of chapter 3, "Return, O backsliding children, says the Lord, for I am married to you. I will take you from one city and a family and I'll bring you to Zion." Here's the picture. God is trying to get in touch with his people who are deserting his love and his intimacy. Verse 20, "As a wife treacherously departs from her husband, you have dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel." It's not just the guys or not just the women. Chapter 4, verse 4, "Circumcise yourselves to the Lord and take away the foreskins of your hearts, you men of Judah." Both men and women, are you getting the picture that what's happening here in Jeremiah is the background of Daniel and it's a picture where God has been jilted and not been, you dealt with as he should be.

God the prophetic, God the lover, the wounded lover in the book of Daniel is attempting to reestablish what I want to call sanctuary and prophetic intimacy. Does anybody here need an increase in intimacy with their spouse, with their children, with God himself? This is what the Book of Daniel is about. What God does in the book of Daniel is he says, "Look, I have some spaces and places I want to meet with you. I want to meet with you on the top of a mountain. I want to meet with you in my sanctuary. I want to meet with you in our favorite city, Jerusalem. I want to get away with you to these places of intimacy that you and I will cohabit and frequent together." The sanctuary ends up being a very intimate building. It's like a living room. You come into the living room, you come to the fire and then you wash yourself and you go into the dining room where you meet with the person you love. There's wonderful lights and there's a place to eat a meal and there's incense. This is God's house. This is where he wants his people to come back to. This is where he wants to have close intimate relationships. He doesn't want to have quarantine curtains and masks. He wants to get rid of curtain number one. He wants to get rid of curtain number two. Ultimately, he wants to be in ultimate intimate relationship face to face with love that is described in the Song of Solomon as a most vehement flame, a passionate love. Isn't this a kind of a beautiful picture? God is attempting to establish this intimacy.

Now, what does a mountain have to do with it? When you're talking about intimacy, what does a mountain have to do? It has everything to do with it. The sanctuary is a picture of God's Exodus deliverance. In fact, in Daniel chapter 9, the sanctuary in the book of Daniel, and verses 16 and 17, it says that the mountain...I want you to...Daniel is praying that he might establish, and reestablish his holy mountain, his holy city, and also his sanctuary. The same thing is said in the book of Exodus in chapter 15, verses 13 and 17. God is trying to lead people away from the false mountain, intimate and adulterous experience they were having in Egypt to come back to the mountain of God, true and pure, unadulterated intimacy with God. Moses is the person that's chosen to do this because Moses actually has gone on a journey himself and he had to go through that mountain and he had to learn how to have an intimate experience with God and so now he comes back to lead others to that experience with God. As they leave Egypt, they have the blood of the lamb and they have the sacrifice experience, God says, "I never want you to forget that I led you out of Egypt, so always remember me at the time of Passover." Then they went through the Red Sea and God says, "I want you to remember why you love me because I covered you with my blood but I also led you through the Red Sea." and that's why they have the laver in the sanctuary. Then God says, "I want you to remember how I brought you to the base of the mountain where Moses had the burning fiery bush and I want you to remember how he turned aside, he didn't have to, but he turned aside to find who I was, the great I am and I want you to discover me as the great I am. I want you to always remember that by putting the seven-branched candlestick or lampstand in the sanctuary so you'll always remember this trip, our honeymoon trip. I want you to remember not only the burning bush experience, I want you to remember how I fed you but how Moses when he came with the children of Israel, he went up on the mountain and he ate a meal on the mountain with the seventy elders. I want you to remember that, how you came as a people and then they went up representing you, the seventy." Seventy is a big number in the book of Daniel too you might remember. Seventy years, seventy weeks. "I want you to always remember that by having a table of showbread. Then, not because I wanted you to but because you did, you would not come up the mountain yourself and so you sent Moses up and he went and interceded for you and I want you to always remember that by having this altar of what? Incense." Do you remember how then Moses went up and represented you and received the most intimate transcript I ever wrote, a transcript of love for myself and other people, the law of God? "I want you to remember that by placing the law in the most holy place, in the very presence of God." How many of you are beginning to get the picture of what Daniel is trying to say? How many of you are beginning to understand that after all of the kingdoms in Daniel 2 were knocked down, those pagan kingdoms, what took their place? A great mountain that was cut out without hands and that mountain that was cut out without hands was representing what? The sanctuary.

You want to remember the sanctuary spaces and the trips that you took. God wanted that experience not only for Moses but he wanted that experience for everybody. Deuteronomy 5:5 says, "I wanted you to come up the mountain." But then you said no, we'll have Moses because we're afraid of the fire, we're afraid of all the smoke and so Moses came up and then he says there in verse 29, "O that you would have such a heart to love me." God has a sanctuary space in the book of Daniel and a place, it's called the sanctuary, it's called the mountain and it's alluded to also in Daniel chapter 2 and Daniel chapter 9. Next, he also has here in the sanctuary not just the places and spaces but he has dates and times and these dates and times, there are all kinds of numbers in the book of Daniel. There are 10 days, there are 3 years, there are 7 times, there are specific dates like October 13, 5, and 39, there are 30 days, 1260 years, 2300 years, 70 years, 70 weeks or 490 years, 3 full weeks, 1290 years, 1335 years and I'm going like how am I going to cover all that in my seminar but let me just break it down for you. When you're in love with someone and you've lost that sense of intimacy, maybe you've lost that loving feeling, right? You're not going out to eat with them anymore, you don't have the burning fire of love but you still love them, you're trying to figure out how you can get back together with them. How many of you remember or maybe still have on your phone a GPS that when you miss a turn what does it do? Recalculating and then what does it say on the phone? "Well, if you go this way it's only 10 minutes back." In my case, sometimes I'd be only 3 hours back from here, that's how lost you are. Usually, it's because I didn't listen to my wife. I'm surprised she didn't say amen but in the book of Daniel, you not only have places and spaces where God wants to meet with you because he wants you to remember that intimate experience, but you also have timing where he says, "Look, I'm trying to time things so we can get back together. I'm trying to time it so not only I can get through to individuals, but the entire nation. I'm going to keep my part of the bargain with those timing things, and I hope that they do too."

This is the picture that's given. Now, we're not going to go through all of those, although we could, we certainly could, because they're all fascinating. We may go through several of them. That's the second aspect we have in the sanctuary in the book of Daniel. The sanctuary in the book of Daniel is first of all places and spaces, and secondly, it is dates, and timings, where God is trying to make sure that he not only gets back with his people, but actually saves an entire planet, and he's in an intimate relationship with as many people as he created as possible. Now, the third thing we see here, and this is where you're going to have to open your Bibles. The third thing we see is what I would call sanctuary insights and opportunities for intimacy. Every single chapter in the book of Daniel has an opportunity to establish, maintain, or protect intimacy with God, or a threat to that end that's being, both of them usually in each chapter. Would you like to look at some of those with me in our remaining time? Not so many of you do, so let me ask you that again. Would you like to look at some of those with me in our remaining time?

Congregation: Yes.

Pastor Don: All right. About three of you now, good. Let's look at chapter one in our mind. Daniel chapter one, you have a picture of four Hebrews that really loved God. They grew up under Josiah, 2 Kings 23 and 24. You can see how they grew up. There'd been a revival. There'd been a revival of intimacy with God, but there were only a few people who were following God in that revival, and these men were part of that. They get to Babylon and they come there into the throne room, and the king selects them and says, "Look, I'd like to go out to eat with you. I'd like to provide you with some food and drink. Why don't we just go out? Why don't we have an intimate meal together?" What did Daniel and his friends say in verses eight and nine? "Daniel's purpose in his heart was that he would not defile himself with the king's delicacies." Listen to these words. He would not what?

Congregation: Defile.

Pastor Don: Defile himself. That's a sanctuary word. That's a word that says, "Look, I don't want to adulterate myself. I don't want to have an adulterous meal with you. You're trying to picture yourself as God. You're trying to picture yourself as the one who provides for me and my friends, and I can't do that because I already know who provides for me. I've already purpose, the word purpose is the same word in Hebrew as I gave. I already gave my heart to God. I'm going to step out in faith and not eat your food." Then someone helps him out, and then that person freaks out and he has them step out in faith, and they all step out in faith because they want to be able to stand before the king of kings in intimacy with him, not stand before the king of Babylon. They pick 10 days of a test. Why do they pick 10? What's significant in the sanctuary worth the number 10? Because when they left Egypt, the only way they could get out of that adulterous, terrible relationship where they had been trafficked by the king of Egypt, the only way they could get out was how. God had to send 10 plagues. But they still had problems because they'd been in that abusive relationship. In Numbers, they have 10 times when they turn away from God in rebellion, and they didn't pass the test 10 times. Can you see why the number 10 is chosen?

Daniel is saying, "Wait a minute, test your servants for 10 days, a number of completeness. See if we believe the 10 commandments. See if we will not rebel 10 times. Test us to see what our love is like. We don't believe you're the creator. We believe our God is the creator. We're going to choose something that's from the Pentateuch for our menu." Pentateuch menu item number one. "We want the thing that's before sin when there was ultimate intimacy in the sanctuary in Eden. We're selecting fruits, nuts, grains, and vegetables because that's what our lover provided when we lived with him in Eden. We're eating the food we ate when we were naked before God. We're eating an intimate diet when we just had coverings of light." Are you beginning to see how powerful Daniel is? It's a book of prophetic intimacy. Let's study the contrast in our minds. Let's skip Daniel 2, 3, 4. Let's go to Daniel 5. Daniel chapter 5, you have the same picture. It's a 15-year-old young man, just like Daniel was 15 years old in Daniel chapter one and was in Babylon University, or I like to call it BU. We now have, in Daniel chapter 5, Bel Sazar. He's 15 years old. In Daniel chapter five, he decides to have a party, even though he's named after the very deliverer of Nebuchadnezzar, Bel Tussazar. He's named after him. But he decides to have a feast. Look at it in Daniel chapter five. Notice the words. It's the exact opposite of chapter one, "Bel Tussazar, the king, made a great feast of a thousand for a thousand of his lords and drank wine in the presence of a thousand."

Now, instead of temperance, you have excess in terms of diet and drink. While he tasted the wine, Belshazzar gave the command to bear the gold and silver vessels that his father, Nebuchadnezzar, had taken from the temple. Mark that well. The vessels in Chapter One and Chapter Five are very important if you're looking at the sanctuary in the book of Daniel. You see those people in Daniel 1, they had no blemish. They would not defile themselves. They rejected a meal with the king because he probably was going to use the vessels from God's house in that meal, a total adulteration. They knew that those vessels if you even touched them and you were not supposed to, it was a death penalty back in their country. Now, here in chapter 5, you have this king who's drinking wine and he's tasting the wine. He gives the command to bring gold and silver vessels which his father, Nebuchadnezzar, had taken from the temple which was in Jerusalem. This is like taking the furniture from the sanctuary and saying... and by the way, there was not only bread, there was also grape juice here. It's like taking those very vessels and saying, "I'm going to party with those and I know exactly what I'm doing. I'm going to go to your house, I'm going to sleep with your wife and I'm going to use your glasses and I'm going to eat at your table." That's what he's doing. It's the ultimate adulterative act. He's saying, "That's what I'm going to do. I'm going to misuse also my own physical vessel with excess as well." Chapter 5, verse 2, "He drinks in those goblets that the king and his wives, with the king and his lords and his wives and his concubines that they might drink from them and they brought the gold vessels that had been taken from the temple of the house of God which had been in Jerusalem and the king and his lords and his wives and his concubines drank from them." This is the ultimate desecration and reversal of true, pure, unadulterated, holy intimacy. Do we have problems like this today? Do we have problems with pornography? Do we have people that come to the sanctuary maybe even today that are having issues that are intimacy issues?

Can you see how powerful this is? They drank wine and they praised the gods of gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone. What happens in Daniel chapter five? God says, "No, I can't allow you to mess up this intimacy." What does he do? He sends some handwriting on the wall. "Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin. My little nephews used to say, you're just mene, mene, tekel, upharsin." I said, "That's a misuse." Anyway, so you have this handwriting on the wall. You have this handwriting on the wall. What does that remind you of? Was there anybody who ever wrote anything else besides Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin?

Man 1: [inaudible]

Pastor Don: Yeah, there was a guy named God. He wrote the Ten Commandments and that was right there at the end of the Exodus in the most intimate place of the most holy place. He begins writing, reminding them, and then in case he didn't catch it, he has the what? He has the seven lampstands right there, right next to the wall. You have the vessels from the Tabernacle. You have this lampstand and God is communicating that yes, I who wrote the law of God am seeing what you're doing and mene, mene, tekel, upharsin. By the way, we know exactly what date this happened. We know when it was that this king was in fact having this adulterous meal of excess with 3D pornography. It was October 13, 539, the day of atonement. On the very day of atonement, at one is what it meant. The very day when God's people were to be at one with him, the king was acting as though he was at one with concubines and wives and he was drinking vessels. This is the ultimate desecration, the ultimate act of thumbing or maybe you might even say put in the middle finger to God. God says, "I can't have that happen. I'm going to send in the guy you're named after." You call him Beltus Hazard, you're trying to adulterate his name, but you're the only one that's really adulterated and so Daniel comes in. He doesn't listen, he says, "I'm not impressed by your bling. I'm not interested in this idea of being the third ruler in the kingdom. I took care of you, I took care of your dad, your grandfather." He comes in, but actually, he doesn't come in first. Who comes in before him? There's a lady who comes in. Who is this lady? It's the queen's mother. Is she partying with the rest of the people? She's a picture of a chaste woman and she comes in. She says, "You know what? You should listen to Daniel." You have a chaste man and a chaste woman. You have a pure woman and a poor man that come to give a judgment hour message and they say, "Look, you don't have to be destroyed. Turn away from what you're doing by trying to have a sexual revolution where you just try and define yourself by your sexuality. Stop doing that, please. Because God is in love with you." Do they listen? Does the king listen? He says, "Okay, I'm going to listen. Tell you what you do. If you tell me what the meaning of the writing is, I'll make you third ruler in the kingdom and I'll give you gold, I'll give you bling and everything." False intimacy, false position, but never intimate enough. I'm not making you number one, I'm making you number three. Three is too many in a relationship with God. You need to be one on one.

Woman 1: [inaudible]

Pastor Don: Amen?

Congregation: Amen.

Pastor Don: How many want to get away without the kids once in a while? Except for James, I want James with me. James, I'm not talking about you. Only you can go. He's going to take it seriously. Can you see that the issue is intimacy? How many can see that? Because it's the day of atonement and because of this intimate activity, God doesn't let it stand. He creates a financial meltdown because whenever there's sexual immorality that takes over a nation or a country, they also, their economy tanks. It's interesting, I'm saying this because we have an economist here who needs to think these things through. It says on the wall, mene, mene, tekel, upharsin. That literally means 50 shekels, 50 shekels, one shekel, change of currency. If you start messing around and having adulterous intimate activity, you're going to lose everything. That's what Daniel 5 teaches. This is being taught by the wounded lover God, who says, "Why can't you party with me? Why can't you have just a normal relationship? Why do you have to have this excessive relationship, with a thousand people, wives, and concubines? No, just have an intimate relationship with me, please, I love you." The king won't listen. It's not like he's innocent, because in verses 22 and 23, it says, "Even though you knew all these things, you did not humble yourself." How many of you are beginning to see the sanctuary in the book of Daniel in a different way? I'm telling you what, I didn't see it until Thursday. I was just prying out the Lord God. I got to go to amazing facts, and I just had at this point opinions. I need some facts. Help me out.

In the morning, I mean, in the middle of the morning, God wakes me up, and I tell my wife at first, that she's nervous. What are you going to talk about? Intimacy? Then she listened for us. She goes, "Well, that's pretty good. That's good." It is good because that's really what God's trying to do. He wants to get back in touch with you and with me. He wants us to have Him number one. Would you like to look at another chapter together?

Congregation: [inaudible]

Pastor Don: I'll even let you pick which one you want to look at. I mean, I could talk about any of them.

Woman 2: Nine.

Pastor Don: Did someone say nine? Daniel 9. Let's do it quickly. "God had this vision, and Daniel remembers it. He says, look, you had thoughts, you had plans. After 70 years, we're supposed to get back together. We don't have to have these custody battles. We can have this intimacy. We can have our family back in our house, in our home. He begins to pray and fast. He says we just have to acknowledge we're coming back to the negotiating table. It's not about our prenuptial agreements or any of that at this point. We messed up. We sinned. I sinned. All my people sinned. I'll say whatever, and I'm going to be honest. That's how the prayer goes" Then there comes this reality in verses 9 through 11. Verse 9, it says, "Righteousness belongs to you." Verse 10, "But to us, shame of face for we have sinned." Verse 11, "Shame of face because we've turned against you." But then verse 12, "But mercy belongs to you." In other words, even though we messed up and you're righteous and holy and you pointed that all out, even though you pointed that all out, we stipulate that. We say that's true. Yes, we did sin. Yes, we did things shameful. We don't come because of our righteousness. We come because of your righteousness. We come not because of our righteousness, but because of your mercy.

Congregation: Amen.

Pastor Don: Then in verses 17 and 18, it says, "We don't come to you because of our righteous acts, because we're not saved by our works. We messed up in our marriage with you. We messed up in our intimacy with you. We need help. It's not our righteousness. It's your mercy we need."

Congregation: Amen.

Pastor Don: Are you beginning to see why Daniel 9 was a good thing? Guess what he does in verse 20? I think it's verse 20. It might be verse 18. It's 20. Look, I'm just going, you know, if it's wrong, you know, in the scroll of Daniel it is written, okay? That's what Jesus would say, okay? Verse 20, says that he was praying like this and Gabriel came to answer his prayer. When did he come? At the time of the what? Evening sacrifice. When you confess your sins and the sins of your family, you have a high priestly role, dads, or moms if dad is not there. When you do that, God can honor it, and he's going to show up just like Christ showed up in type at the morning and evening sacrifice, morning and evening worship. Hallelujah.

Woman 2: Amen.

Pastor Don: Then what happens next? After he shows up, he says, "Look, I'm going to come myself as the lamb. I'm going to finish the transgression and make it the end of sin and iniquity. I'm going to bring reconciliation." This is verse 24. "I'm going to do what? I'm going to anoint the most holy. I'm going to take you back to the most holy place. I'm going to take you back to a time of intimacy. How am I going to do that? I'm going to come. I'm going to be Messiah. I'm going to be cut off in the middle of the week for you, not for me. I'm going to be cut off for you." Those are some of those other numbers. "I'm going to come on time. I'm going to be anointed on time. I'm going to die on time. I'm going to give physical healing to your marriage and to your intimacy with me and others. I'm going to give emotional and mental healing on the cross. I'm going to give you social understanding and the ability to bring others in the community into an intimate relationship with God. How am I going to do that? I'm going to be cut in two. I'm going to be the sacrifice for you." How many of you are beginning to see the sanctuary in the book of Daniel?

Woman 3: [inaudible].

Pastor Don: All right. Does anyone want to pick another one?

Man 2: Ten.

Pastor Don: Who said that? Ten. Okay, that's it. We're going to do this. It's three minutes. Then we're going to sing a song. My wife and I are going to sing you a song. Okay. Chapter 10. This is at the end of the 2300-day prophecy. He's heard in Daniel chapter 8 that God says, "Look, I want to get back and interview with you, even though little horn in Daniel chapter 7 has tried to change times and laws and tried to mess up our date night, tried to change our Sabbath, our rest together." In chapter 8, "I'm giving this prophecy to take care of everything that little horn did to our family arrangement. Everything in chapter 8 has to do with the furniture in the sanctuary that is cast to the ground instead of up where it should be, where the devil and the little horn are trying to mess up the entire family relationship and the entire dinette set and everything else in the sanctuary." What God says in Daniel chapter 8, I'm getting to 10, is, "Look, I'll take care of it." One holy one says to another holy one, one holy one says to another holy one, to that certain one who's above them, whose name is Palmoni, the wonderful number, he says, "Look, I'm going to take care of this." How are you going to do that? Under 2300 days, then so the sanctuary is cleansed, there's going to be 23 centuries of days of atonement, but finally, we're going to get back together. There's going to be an atonement, atonement that comes together. Daniel's thinking about that in chapter 10, and he starts out by saying the appointed time, what does it say? You don't have your Bible up, but you ask this question. The appointed time is long. The appointed time is long. That word long, appointed time, is really Tzavah in Hebrew, which means the war, the battle. Literally, that's what it means.

He begins to fast and pray because he wants so desperately to get back and his people get back with God in Daniel chapter 10. He begins to mourn. In fact, he mourns for three full weeks. What makes a week full? The Sabbath day, three full weeks. Week one goes, week two goes, week three goes, and finally, on the Sabbath day of the third week, God comes near because of his prayer. He says, "Look, I got to, I got to explain to you. When you started to pray, I heard you. I want to be in a relationship with you. I'm trying to work stuff up. There are all kinds of other things fighting against intimacy. I had to fight with the king of Persia. Then I'll have to fight with the king of Greece. Then I'll have to fight with the king of Rome. I'll have to fight with all those personages that you saw in Daniel chapters two and seven. I have to fight with all those unclean beasts." Daniel 7. "But I'm trying to get to you because I want to have intimacy and I tried." Finally, Michael, your prince, Ahad, the chief prince..." Not Michael. One of the princes is.. no, like it says in the translations. No, "'s Ahad, the chief prince came and he helped me. He relieved me so I could come to you because you're greatly beloved." By the way, I'll give you a little theophany before I get there. I'll give you a little video. I'll give you a little, a little clip from Amazing Facts. I want to show you this picture of this personage who's going to help you, and he's clothed in what? White linen. White linen. White what?

Congregation: Linen.

Pastor Don: The very thing they wore on the Day of Atonement gets more interesting. From the very first day that you humbled yourself, the word humbled yourself in Daniel chapter 10, verse 13, is what? Anah. I saw Lowell say it, "Anah..." Anah means to afflict your souls. It's a Day of Atonement term. "...I want to be at one with you. I'm trying and I will answer your prayers. I'm coming. I want to have a Sabbath experience with you." The same thing is seen in Revelation chapter 1. We know for sure what day that was. It was the Lord's Day. Let me see how powerful that is. Chapter 10. Do you need an intimate prayer experience with God? All throughout then, let me just close up and have my wife come up. Come on up because if I don't do this, we're going to be in trouble. They're going to throw us out and we'll be bachelors. We'll have no intimacy whatsoever. What happens? The book closes and finally in chapter 12, there's this pitch. There are 5 connections between 12 and Revelation chapter 10. There's this group of people that will be purified, made white. That's marriage language. That marriage personages in Revelation chapter 10, they'll have a bitter but then sweet experience and they'll prophesy about the sanctuary all over the world. We see them on the mountaintop in Revelation 14. We see them at the marriage supper of the Lamb in Revelation 19. We see them saying, come in Revelation chapter 22 verse 16. What are they saying? Where are they saying to come? They're saying, "Hey, come. Come. Let us go to the mountain." Go to the mountain. What's the mountain? What's the mountain? It's the sanctuary. Let's go to the mountain. He will teach us his ways and we'll walk in his paths.


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