The whole of last week, we spoke of mercy. This week I want to draw the mercy seat of God back to us as human beings.
God said in Exodus 25 He will meet and speak with us intimately speak with us at the mercy seat.
The mercy seat of God was in the Holy of holies in the Tabernacle of Moses and the Temple of Solomon. This was the third part of the Temple and the Tabernacle. So both the Tabernacle and the Temple consisted of three parts – the outer court, inner court or holy part and the holy of holiest.
The Tabernacle of God was replaced with the Temple that was built by Solomon, but it was destroyed a few years after Christ. But there’s still a temple where God dwells and it also consist of three parts!
1 Corinthians 6:19(NLT)
Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself…
This temple also consists of three parts:
1 Thessalonians 5:23(NLT)
23 Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.
In essence the outer court of the Temple is represented by the body, the holy part is represented by our soul and the holy of holies is represents by the spirit.
Figuratively a veil hangs over a person’s spirit that has not as yet accepted Jesus Christ as their Savoir. The moment you accept Jesus as Savior the veil is torn, God’s life brings life into that person’s spirit and God will meet intimately with that person!
Tomorrow we’ll see where God’s mercy seat is today.