The Sanctuary and the Ark of the Covenant

Exodus 25:8-9 KJV, “And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.”

Ellen G. White, The Spirit of Prophecy The Great Controversy Between Christ and His Angels and Satan and His Angels, Vol 1, 1870, Ch 21, Pp. 272, Steam Press, Battle Creek, MI: “After the building of the tabernacle was completed, Moses examined all the work, and compared it with the pattern, and directions he had received of God, and he saw that every part of it agreed with the pattern; and he blessed the people. God gave a pattern of the ark to Moses, with special directions how to make it. The ark was made to contain the tables of stone, on which God engraved, with his own finger, the ten commandments.”

Exodus 25:21 KJV, “And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.”

Sister White, p. 273 continues, “In the earthly ark Moses was required to place the tables of stone. These were called the tables of the testimony; and the ark was called the ark of the testimony, because they contained God’s testimony in the ten commandments. The tabernacle was composed of two apartments, separated
by a curtain, or vail.”

Psalm 77:13 KJV, “Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?”

Hebrews 8:1-2 KJV, “Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.”

Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, is the only true mediator between sinners and the only true God. The Sanctuary on earth was a copy of the heavenly sanctuary. When Christ perfect sacrifice was accepted by the Father, He was standing on the right of God (Acts 7:55-56). And now a minister of the heavenly sanctuary.

The Ark of the Covenant is honored and preserved. In it the holy commandments of God is a testament of His character. Which was broken by man and redeemed by the blood of Christ. God the Father was vindicated by His Son through His perfect obedience to Him.

We are called to be witnesses of God to others by imitating Christ’s life of perfect obedience to His law. We can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth us (Philippians 4:13).

Sincerely in the Blessed Hope.


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