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The Age of Atonement



Messianic Fulfillment of Sanctuary Types and Shadows

When Christ was crucified the veil that separated the Holy from the Most Holy Place was torn in two. This meant that the entire sanctuary became the Most Holy Place and there was no longer any barrier to the presence of God. This explains how Christ entered the Holy Places (Sanctuary) at His ascension. Christians have had access to the Most Holy place since Christ began his priestly ministry in heaven. He is the inner veil through which we must all pass to commune with the Father.

“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;” Hebrews 10:19-20

End Time Fulfillment of the Day of Atonement

In keeping with the Historicist view of Daniel and Revelation, and the Day of Atonement Imagery of Leviticus, we see Jesus beginning His ministry in the sanctuary by allowing all people an opportunity to seek the free gift of His righteousness. Salvation is available for all who believe and He places the robe of righteousness around those who enter the Most Holy Place and into the presence of the Father.

In 1844 a final warning was issued to humanity about the day of atonement. Probation would soon close and preparations should be made to endure the final tribulation and end-time deception of anti-Christ. Once probation closes then the opportunity for salvation is withdrawn from the world. Only those who accept the gift of salvation prior to the close of probation are sealed and prepared to endure the final test of loyalty to God

This message is sounded three times by three angels with each one increasing the intensity of alarm until the day the door of mercy is closed to the wicked. The Pre-Advent judgement books are sealed and only those who have placed their full assurance of salvation in the merits of Christ alone will remain in the Lamb’s book of Life.

At this point a special grace is granted to the saints that will allow them to reflect the Character of Christ in its fullness. Those who endure the final testing of tribulation will remain alive until the second coming. During the resurrection of the dead in Christ there will be a flash of glory that will bring perfection to imperfection and immortality to our mortal bodies. Our bodies will be changed and glorified prior to entrance into the heavenly kingdom.

Those rescued from the earth will live with Christ for 1000 years and will pour over the books of judgment to understand why God has damned the wicked. At the end of the 1000 years God will destroy the wicked, the devil and his angels, and restore the earth to its original perfection and beauty. This concludes the day of atonement phase of the sanctuary. The entire universe will be cleansed of sin, suffering, and death.

Join me with proclaiming the message of the free gift of salvation available to all who accept Jesus into their heart. We must also warn the world against rejecting the love of God. The day of Mercy is running short and no one knows when the door of probation will close against the wicked.

Accept Jesus into your heart today!

Stephen Beagles (2020)

Jesus Only

Definitions often play a huge role in a discussion involving theology. For example, the term Jesus Only.

For some this means that Jesus is the only way to salvation by grace through faith in His atoning blood. It also recognizes Jesus as the fulfillment of all scripture. All doctrines are there to support Jesus and the plan of salvation.

For others the term Jesus Only means that Jesus is the only topic of discussion and all other doctrines are non-essential and get in the way of knowing Christ alone as Lord and Savior.

Your view of Christ and the gospel can be directly impacted by which definition of Jesus Only you accept as the truth. I find it hard to imagine that anyone would accept the second definition as the truth, but I suppose there may be a few. The first definition is completely biblical and is what I mean when I say Jesus Only. It is in complete harmony with what Christ said,

“…I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” See also Acts 4:12

Please be careful how you define your terms.

Stephen Beagles (2020)

 

Will Jesus Come in My Lifetime?

Folks, let us be honest.

I have been hearing that the Sunday law is right around the corner for 40 years now. Understandably, there are Adventists for whom all this is still new.

Do I believe Jesus is coming soon? Absolutely. His coming is much sooner than it was 40 years ago.

Do I believe Jesus is coming in my lifetime? I don’t know.

No one knows the day or the hour. I have come to terms with the fact that I might die before he returns. However, my comfort is that Jesus is the first face I will see when I am resurrected.

Jesus might not come for another 100 years. The timing is up to him. The real question is if you were to die today then where would you spend eternity?

I understand we must all be ready for the final tribulation. We must be able to withstand the assaults of the world against our faith. Only those who are completely in love with God for sending Jesus to be our perfect sacrifice will have the strength to endure.

Everyday counts. Every prayer is on record. Time spent with Jesus is never wasted! Live every day as if it were your last chance to share the gospel.

Stephen Beagles (2020)

What is the Plan of Salvation?

Justification: We are forgiven our sins. We are declared righteous. God looks past our imperfections and sees us as the sinless beings we one day will be in heaven. Salvation is 100 percent based on the work Christ did for us on the cross when He shed His blood and died for our sins.

Sanctification: We are cleansed from sin. The Holy Spirit makes us functional Christians while we are still sinners saved by grace. While we mature in our walk with God and become more like Him on a daily basis, this cleansing from sin is not 100 percent. Our salvation is still rooted in the imputed righteousness of Christ (Justification).

Glorification: We are given sinless bodies with sinless natures. We will no longer fight against our natural impulses and will be capable of obedience to all God’s laws. We will be able to live in the will of God for eternity. We will be 100 percent perfect and sinless while living in the presence of God.

Stephen Beagles (2019)

The Message of the Cross for the year 2020


We are living in unprecedented times full of nuclear weapons, satellites, space ships, and smart phones. We are living in the last paragraph of the last chapter of earth’s history.

We may be alive to see Jesus return. The only way to endure to the end is to focus on Jesus and His death on the cross. This is not a theological exercise but a spiritual meditation designed to release the power of God in our hearts to overcome evil. Rev 12:11

The death of Christ reminds us of the justice of God and His refusal to change one iota of the law to release us from the curse of death. Instead, He sent His son to fulfill the law to give us a way of escape.

The death of Christ reminds us of the love of God who was willing to sacrifice His only Son to release us from eternal death. God is a God of self-sacrificing love. We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19

The death of Christ remind us of our call to sacrifice our lives for Christ in the same way that Christ sacrificed His life for us. God understands our sufferings as Christ endured the worst of the suffering for us. He is our example.

“Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29

Stephen Beagles (2020)