The Ark of the Covenant
“Christ the Sacrifice, and our Redeemer”.
The Ark of the Covenant was made of acacia wood and
overlaid with pure gold. It was the first piece of furniture commanded
to be made, and was made after the construction of The Tabernacle. All
is looked at from God’s perspective first. Everything starts with God
and His solution for sin His mercy extending outwards to all of mankind.
There are various prophecies related to the work portrayed, and accomplished at and on the Ark of the Covenant.
Prophecy: Genesis 3:14
“He (Jesus Christ) will crush your head (Satan), and you (Satan) will strike His (Jesus Christ’s) heel.”
Prophecy and example: Genesis 22:2
“Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering.”
Prophecy fulfilled: John 3:16
“God loved the world in this way, He gave his only Son”
Prophecy fulfilled: Romans 5:8
God demonstrates His love for us in this: While we still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Prophecy fulfilled: 2 Corinthians 5:21
“God made Him who had no sin, to be sin for us.”
The key word for the Ark of the Covenant is atonement, which is the act whereby God cleanses us by making payment for our sins, with the sacrifice of His only Son.
The Ark of the Covenant was the symbol of God’s relationship with His Son Israel, a relationship founded on a promise, or contract called a covenant.
It was called “The Ark of The Covenant of The Lord” or
The ark was a piece of furniture in “The Holy of Holies” along with the Golden Incense Altar.
The Top of the
The lid called the “Mercy Seat” had two “Cherubim” attached, which were made of beaten gold and were said to be standing. They were facing each other looking down. Their wings were forward and lifted up. They are portrayed as guarding the character and integrity of God like in the “Garden of Eden”
God Promised to meet Moses and Aaron between “The Cherubim”.
One cherub represents The “Righteousness of God”
The other cherub represents “The Justice of God”
The “Mercy Seat was the place of propitiation\satisfaction for both God and man. God was highly satisfied with Christ’s work.
The “Love and Mercy” of God meet in the centre
All this portray “The Holiness of God”
“Righteousness and Justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness (truth) go before you”
The cherubim are observers and protectors of the integrity of God, and work as His servants to carry out His judgements. Blood was sprinkled on the “Mercy Seat” twice on the Day of Atonement; this happened just once a year.
The High Priest came behind the veil and sprinkled blood for his own sins and then went back out to the “Bronze Altar” and came back in again, to sprinkle blood on the “Mercy Seat” for the sins of the people.
The sprinkling of the blood covered our debt of sin to God, with Christ’s payment this labour of love provided our cleansing thereafter.
The Contents of the “Ark of The Covenant” were all symbols of incidents of sin, in the history of
All these articles reflect mankind’s failure, which were all covered and cleansed by the blood of the sacrifice.
Isaiah 53:6 “All we like sheep have gone astray and each of us has turned to his own way and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquities of us all”
Psalm 145:8 “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in mercy”
Work of Christ
The challenge to the Church
Matthew 5:48 “Be perfect, therefore as you’re heavenly Father is perfect”
This is only possible with the power of the Holy and the Word of God
Noahs Ark delivered Noah and his family.
Moses Ark delivered Moses in the river
the “Ark of the Covenant” atones for mankind
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