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In 1798 the the prophetic time period of 1260 years came to an end. That time of papal reign came to an end when the pope was taken captive by France—thus wounding the beast of Revelation 13 with a deadly wound. This signified the beginning of the prophetic time of the end.

On October 22, 1844 another prophetic time period came to a close: the 2300 days of Daniel 8:14. At that time Jesus entered the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary to begin the work of investigative judgment. This judgment concerns all who profess the name of Christ to show whether their profession is genuine. It is the work of deciding the cases of those who are dead and of preparing those saints who are alive for the close of probation when Christ will cease His work as intercessor, lay off His priestly attire, put on His kingly robes, and come in the clouds of glory to redeem His own.

Prior to Christ’s return, Satan will put forth a mighty struggle. Earth will be thrown into a terrible time of trouble. As Satan succeeds in drawing earth’s inhabitants away from loyalty to God, God’s protection will be withdrawn from them. Awful calamity will follow as the winds of strife blow and as the plagues of God’s wrath are loosed.

The Seventh-day Adventist church is God’s remnant church with the special purpose of proclaiming the three angels' messages of Revelation 14—messages of warning to prepare the world for His return. As faithful messengers, we are to call God’s faithful people away from entanglements with the fallen systems of worship so that the plagues do not fall on them too.