Yesterday we saw that the mercy seat was the top cover of the Ark of the Covenant that stood inside the holy of holies. God said to Moses that He would meet and speak intimately to him from above this mercy seat.
Inside the Ark of the Covenant there was three items: the golden pot that had manna, Aaron's rod that budded and the 10 commandments. Each of these items was placed there for significant reasons.
…before the mercy seat that is over the Testimony (the Law, the tables of stone), where I will meet with you.
The mercy seat was over the Ten Commandments or God's Law. This is significant because God shows us that He places His mercy over the law. All of us broke the law in one way or another, but under His mercy there is forgiveness.
The second item was Aaron's rod. This was a dead stick that blossomed to show that God chose Aaron as the high priest. But even inside the Ark this rod kept on blossoming. Showing us that no matter how dead something was in your life, under mercy new life will enter! It also symbolizes our new life in Christ and our fruitfulness if we stay under His mercy.
Lastly the Golden Bowl of manna that represents God's provision in our lives. The Jews knew manna as “the bread from heaven”. But this manna was only a type of the real Bread from heaven.
For the Bread of God is He Who comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.
Under mercy there is also nourishment for our spirit!
There is no better place to be than inside God’s mercy!
Tomorrow more about this wonderful place called mercy!