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THE GOLDEN MERCY SEAT = Christ our MERCYSEAT ACCEPTANCE, Ex.
37:6-9; 25:17; 1 Jn. 2:1-2 (and THE ABIDING (Shekinah) GLORY LIGHT OF GOD'S
The Mercy Seat was completely of gold, beaten out of one piece, with cherubim at each end hovering over the Mercy Seat, and the light (indicating the presence of God) dwelling between the cherubim.
This (gold) would indicate acceptance before God is completely the work of the divine Son of God for us. We are accepted because of what He is Himself. The material aspect is that to be a Mercy Seat, His blood must be sprinkled on it. He sprinkled seven(7) drops of blood on the ground; any amount on Mercy Seat (Lev, l6:19). So to be a Saviour, Christ must come into the world (l Tim. 1:15) in a body and shed His blood (Heb. 10) He could not save us from heaven. But the blood He shed would have been of no more value to save from sin than that of the two thieves dying beside Him, if it were not that He is who He is, -- God manifest in the flesh (l Tim. 3:l6). Thus, it was "the blood of God (Acts 20:28) which He shed.
The Mercy Seat was simply a lid for the Ark. Should that lid have been removed, sinful men must needs have been consumed by the fire of God, if they looked upon a holy law. Thank God, Christ our Mercy Seat, covers the law and protects us from its blasting judgment.
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