Last Sunday we wrote about the Tabernacle, established by God as the place where He would meet with the nation of Israel during their time in the Sinai, and until the time of Solomon’s Temple, the first Temple.
“And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. According to all that I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furnishings, just so you shall make it” Exodus 25:8-9.
Matthew Henry writes: “… some think that, though there were altars and groves used for religious worship before this, yet there never was any house, or temple, built for sacred uses in any nation before this tabernacle was erected by Moses, and that all the temples which were afterwards so much celebrated among the heathen took rise from this and pattern by it.”
Our Post today is a summary of the most important part of the Tabernacle: the Mercy Seat.
When God revealed the pattern of the tabernacle and the way to approach Him, He also declared exactly where He would meet Moses:Exodus 25:22 “And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.”
Once a year, on the Day of Atonement, the high priest would sprinkle blood on the top of the lid between the two angels. The place where the blood was sprinkled was called the Mercy Seat. As God looked down from above to the Mercy Seat, He saw the blood covering the broken Law, atoning for the sins of the people.
Today, the only thing between us and the Law is the blood of Jesus. God sees His blood and His wrath is removed.
Sin has to be dealt with – or we die.
Click on the BLUE HEADLINE link above to read more about the Mercy Seat.