Doug Vermeulen en Dr Margaret Aranda: For NewBeeZ, Christianity, Teachers 55 years in the work-a-day world 21/11/2016 · 3 min de lectura · +100

THE ARK OF THE COVENANT

THE ARK OF THE COVENANT

"Have them make a chest of acacia wood - two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold moulding around it. Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two on the other. Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the chest to carry it. The poles are to remain in the rings of the ark; they are not to be removed. Then put in the ark of the Testimony, which I will give you.

Make an atonement cover of pure gold - two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends. The cherubim are to have their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the cover. Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the Testimony, which I will give you. There above the cover between the cherubim that are over the ark of the Testimony, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites.

Exodus 25:10-22


Symbology as follows: -

Chest = Christ in humanity and deity; throne and Presence of God among His people. The mediator.

acacia wood = incorruptible flesh, non-decaying wood, humanity of Christ, Root out of dry ground, Stem of Jesse.

* two = witness, testimony, agreement.

* half = in between the meaning of one.

* one = beginning, source, compound unity, singular one, Oneness.

* gold = Divine nature, glory, faith of saints.

* moulding = ornamental border.

* four = earth, world -4 corners, 4 winds, 4 seasons.

* rings = eternity, endlessness, also authority, power in another's name.

* poles = priesthood, shepherding, leading, guiding, protection, measuring, Christ our Shepherd and measuring rod.

* Ark of the Testimony = place of God's communication, place of blood propitiation, the mercy seat.

* atonement cover = redemption, appeasement of God's wrath, Calvary.

* cherubim = those grasped, held fast, or seized.

* wings = supernatural, divine transport, divine defense, protection.


Contained the law, pot of manna, the rod that budded, and over and above these items; the mercy seat; and above these two cherubim facing each other.


Position:

In the most holy place, the Holy of Holies


Position: for God's presence to dwell on.

The place where atonement for the whole nation was made.


Psalm 46***Be still and know that I am God


* The Covenant meeting is under the care of the apostolic anointing. The function there is to train and equip the saints; and also keep the saints focused on the symbolic Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies.


"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship."

Romans 12:1. [New International Version]


Our body, heart, mind and spirit are united in a covenant of worship of our God, and we meet and fellowship with Him.


The Christian reaching the presence of God - enabled by the Holy Spirit - words are and become inadequate.

Till we all come to the harmony of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to full growth, to the full measure of Christ:

Ephesians 4:13 [Bible in Basic English]


The place where Psalm 91 becomes true.

"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, `He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

You will observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

If you make the Most high your dwelling-even the Lord, who is my refuge-

then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

"Because he loves me," says the Lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him for he acknowledges my name.

He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him and honour him.

With long life will satisfy him and show him my salvation.


Like Isaiah 26:9 there is oneness, fellowship & intimacy.

"My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you."

Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.

Psalm 42:17

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