God's arrangement in both the Old and New Testaments is by means of the blood of the sin-offering sprinkled on the Mercy Seat--God's throne of mercy. The throne of God is a blood sprinkled throne. There is no other approach to a holy God. Nothing was left to chance in something as serious as a holy and righteous God meeting with sinful man. This was serious business.
The Tabernacle symbolized the only way in which a guilty sinner could approach God. God revealed the way of approach for man in the books of Exodus and Leviticus. Man can come to God only through the shedding of blood. We have observed incipient teaching on this subject in Genesis ; ; ; ff; ff, and Exodus , The clear teaching in the Tabernacle symbolism is the atonement for the guilty sinner on the Mercy Seat. God declared His holiness and revealed the purpose of redemption.
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He declared how He could be a just God and at the same time justify the guilty sinner Romans The Tabernacle vividly pictured the place of sacrifice in the flowing and sprinkling of the blood and the coming of the perfect Lamb of God that would take away the sin of the world. Inwardly it symbolized the place where God met with sinful man on the Mercy Seat.
The Tabernacle was composed of two rooms separated by a thick veil or woven curtain. The first room was entered from the outside and was called the Holy Place. There was only one piece of furniture in the Holy of Holies and it was the Ark of the Covenant with the Mercy Seat on top of it.
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The Ark of the Covenant was a chest about 23 inches wide, 39 inches long, and 23 inches high, made of wood and covered inside and out on all sides with gold. Inside this chest was a golden jar containing manna, the two tablets of the Law and Aaron's budded rod. The chest was mounted on four legs and had four rings for two gold-covered poles by which the ark was carried. King David called the Ark "the footstool of our God" 1 Chronicles The Ark contained the testimony of God to Israel. The Ark of the Covenant was "covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden jar holding the manna, and Aaron's rod which budded, and the tables of the covenant" Hebrews , NASB The service of the Tabernacle was meaningless and valueless without the Ark of the Covenant.
It symbolized the place where God upon His throne met with His people. Jewish scholars have often noted the Ark was a symbol that God was present among His people and that His covenant blessing was resting upon them. The whole sanctuary was built for no other purpose, but to be as it were a house, a habitation for the Ark cf.
The Ark contained the tables of the covenant or Ten Commandments that expressed the obligations of the chosen people of God. Christ is the only person who has ever lived up to demands of the law. The Ark also contained a pot of manna as a testimony of God's provision for His people during their forty year journey before they entered into the Promised Land.
It foreshadowed Christ as the Bread of Life. The daily provision of manna was God's grace meeting the need of His people in the wilderness. The third item was Aaron's budded rod that reminded the people of the revolt against the leadership of Moses and Aaron Num. Aaron's rod had brought forth buds, and blossomed, and yielded almonds. It was a testimony against the rebels. The dead rod of almond wood came to life and bore fruit, just as God's chosen Messiah came to life after His crucifixion and bears fruit even today. The Ark is known by various names in the Old Testament.
It is "the ark of the testimony" Ex. It is "the holy ark" in 2 Chronicles , and "the ark of Thy strength" Ps. It was carried about in the wilderness from one camping place to another with two golden covered poles born on the shoulders of the Levites Ex. The Mercy Seat is where God received the representative of His blood-cleansed people. It was the place or mercy. A solid slab of pure gold formed the lid on top of the Ark, and it was called the Mercy Seat or kapporeth. It was the cover, or lid placed on the Ark and signified the covering or removal of sins by means of expiatory sacrifice. The Mercy Seat signifies the place of propitiation.
It received its name from the blood of propitiation which was sprinkled on it on the Day of Atonement Lev. It is the place where justice and mercy meet. The blood of the innocent victim on the Mercy Seat met the holy demands of God's Law. The Old Testament throne of grace was the place where God exhibited His presence, and met man in His grace.
The chest lid of solid pure gold was 23 inches x 39 inches and the most valuable of all the holy vessels. It had two cherubim pl. These golden cherubim probably resembled winged angels in God's presence symbolizing His holiness. Exodus describes the Mercy Seat. You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide.
You shall make two cherubim of gold, make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat. Make one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end; you shall make the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at its two ends.
The cherubim shall have their wings spread upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings and facing one another; the faces of the cherubim are to be turned toward the mercy seat. You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you.
There I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel. The Mercy Seat was God's throne here on earth in the midst of His chosen people. Within the Holy of Holies was the Shekinah glory, which symbolized in visible representation God's presence between the cherubim over the Mercy Seat.
The Tabernacle made it clear that the sinner could not approach God in his own merit. He stood condemned in the eyes of God.
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That is not the figment of the imagination or the paranoia of a sick mind. It is the objective truth. Sin separates man from God. A holy God shut sinful man out of the Tabernacle by the walls and the veils. Our sins shut us out from the presence of a thrice holy God.
Only on the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, once a year, did a sole person enter the veil of the Holy of Holies and sprinkle the blood of the sacrifice on the Mercy Seat Leviticus It foretold in picture form the day when our Great High Priest would enter the veil and make atonement for our sins. The blood of the sin offering was sprinkled upon the Mercy Seat which constituted Yahweh's throne. She has been married for 19 years and has two amazing boys. She became a born again Christian in November at a Baptist church where she began leading worship for the first time.
Soon thereafter, she received the filling of the Holy Ghost as she faithfully pursued her Lord. In however, she was afflicted with unexplained illnesses that consumed three years of her life, ultimately causing her to pursue a deeper and more intimate relationship with God. She found Him to be Healer of every sickness and Deliverer from every bondage.
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