The enemy will bring in false theories such as the doctrine that there is no sanctuary. This is one of the points on which there will be a departing from the faith. Where shall we find safety unless it be in the truths that the Lord has been giving for the last fifty years? Manuscript Release No. 760 page 12
Revelation 11:19 KJV: And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
Revelation 15:5-8 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: 6And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. 7And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. 8And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
Hence, not only is the temple or sanctuary or tabernacle IN HEAVEN mentioned, but also that which was evidently necessary in its service of ministration—the candlesticks, the golden altar, incense and the ark of His testament. (see the following)
Revelation 15:5 King James Version (KJV) And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
Revelation 4:5 …….. and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne
Revelation 8:3 ……. and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
Revelation 11:19 ………. and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament:
Therefore, there is a real sanctuary IN HEAVEN, where our blessed Lord ministers on our behalf.
“In the temple in heaven, the dwelling place of God, His throne is established in righteousness and judgment. In the most holy place is His law, the great rule of right by which all mankind are tested. The ark that enshrines the tables of the law is covered with the mercy seat, before which Christ pleads His blood in the sinner’s behalf.”–GC 415.
“When the temple of God was opened in heaven, the ark of His testament was seen. Within the holy of holies, in the sanctuary in heaven, the divine law is sacredly enshrined–the law that was spoken by God Himself amid the thunders of Sinai and written with His own finger on the tables of stone.”–GC 433, 434.