Mercy Seat Activated

Mercy Seat Activated

In the Holy of Holies…there was a piece of furniture called ‘the Ark of Testimony’. On top of the Ark was a fully golden slab called the MERCY SEAT!

‘…You shall put the mercy seat ON TOP of the ark, and IN THE ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you…’ (Exo. 25:21)

On the mercy seat were two ‘Cherubim’… and the Bible specified how the 2 Cherubim should be placed.

‘…Make one cherub AT ONE END, and the other cherub AT THE OTHER END; you shall make the cherubim at the two ends of it of one piece with the mercy seat…’ (Exo. 25:19)

Now, these 2 Cherubim were made or designed to face each other while they have their eyes focused on the Mercy Seat.

‘…And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and they shall FACE one another; THE FACES of the cherubim shall be TOWARD the mercy seat…’ (Exo. 25:20)

When the High priest sprinkles blood on the Mercy seat…the eyes of the Cherubs behold the blood…and God speaks to the High priests from the Mercy Seat.

‘…And there I will MEET with you, and I will SPEAK with you from ABOVE the mercy seat, from BETWEEN the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony…’ (Exo. 25:27)

Keep following. Fast-forward to the New Testament. On the day Jesus resurrected, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb, but did not see Jesus there! Confused about what could have happened to the body of Christ, she started weeping, standing outside the tomb. She stooped down again to look into the tomb…but this time, she saw something different.

‘…and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain…’ (John 20:12)

Interesting. 2 angels in white…sitting…one at the ‘head’…and the other at the ‘feet’…of where Jesus’ body was laid. Does this resonate? Compare with what we learnt earlier.

‘…Make one cherub AT ONE END, and the other cherub AT THE OTHER END; you shall make the cherubim at the two ends of it of one piece with the mercy seat…’ (Exo. 25:19)

So who are the 2 angels sitting at the tomb? THE 2 CHERUBIM! Therefore the Mercy Seat is a picture of ‘where Jesus laid’. It’s always all about JESUS. Little wonder the High priest must sprinkle blood on the Mercy seat. It’s a picture of the death and resurrection of Jesus! Hallelujah.

Conclusion: The only way a sinner can experience the ‘mercy’ of God (Mercy Seat) is only by faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus for his sins.

The fact that the tomb is ‘empty’ …is the only assurance that the sinner can now obtain MERCY! Also just as God speaks to the High priest FROM the mercy seat, …it is only FROM the revelation of the death and resurrection of Jesus that you can ‘CLEARLY’ hear God! In fact, can we go a little deeper? Do you remember the Cherubim at the GARDEN of Eden…with a flaming sword…to ‘prevent’ Adam from the Tree of Life…because of his disobedience? (Gen 3:24)

Now listen carefully: in the Old Testament, the 2 cherubim had swords to prevent man from the Garden! Therefore humanity had a reason to WEEP. But after…Jesus resurrected, the 2 cherubim asked Mary Magdalene:

“Woman, why are you weeping?” (John 20:13)

Because on the deeper sense, by the finished work of Christ, there is no reason for weeping anymore. After the angels asked Mary why she was weeping, Jesus appeared to Mary right there and the Bible says…

‘… Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” She, supposing Him to be THE GARDENER…’ (John 20:15)

Wow! Jesus appeared to Mary in the form of a GARDENER. If you are a believer, you now have full access to the goodies in the Garden. The Cherubim are no longer holding swords. They have used it on your Shepherd already on your behalf. As shown in the Messianic prophecy of Prophet Zechariah:

‘…Awake, O SWORD, against My Shepherd…’ (Zech. 13:7)

Hallelujah! Therefore ‘Weep no more Child of God’. The Tomb is Empty. The Mercy Seat is now activated. You are now welcome into the adoption of Sonship…where by you cry: ABBA FATHER! (Romans 8:15)

Glory to the SAVIOUR Like No Other.


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