Tag-Archive for ◊ Ark of the Testimony ◊

26 Sep 2019 Exodus (Program #109)

Exodus (Program #109) – The Altar of Burnt Offering (6)

On one end of the tabernacle was the Holy of Holies with the Ark of the Testimony.   This piece of furniture was the very spot where God dwelt with man and where He could meet with man and speak to man.  At the opposite end in the Outer Court of the tabernacle was the altar of burnt offering.  This spot represents the very redeeming Christ who died for us and became the ultimate offering to God for man’s sin.  These two items in the tabernacle represent the two most powerful aspects of the Christian experience; Christ’s redemption and God’s presence.

The message we are talking about is going to bring us into an appreciation of the altar and its relationship to the Ark of Testimony that we covered a few weeks ago…

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05 Sep 2019 Exodus (Program #88)

Exodus (Program #88) – The Ark of the Testimony (5)

God has a longing.  This might sound quite strange to our ears, but nonetheless, it’s the case.  His longing is to interact even to fellowship with man.  But how can man, saturated with sins enter into a sweet fellowship with the righteous and holy God?  For this man needs a way and man needs a place.   The way and the place for man to contact God are the focus of today’s life study of the Bible.

In the center of the tabernacle, the Ark of the Testimony resided with the 3 very significant items inside that we’ve covered.  These items are good material for bible school and Sunday school lessons and we’ve seen much rich details related to these 3 items.  To see the cover, the propitiation cover is so tremendous in terms of helping us entering into a deeper and more consistent regular experience of Christ.  Why is this cover such a meaningful item for us to focus on?

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04 Sep 2019 Exodus (Program #87)

Exodus (Program #87) – The Ark of the Testimony (4)

In the Old Testament, the blood of the sacrifice was sprinkled on the altar to atone for the sins of the people.  This blood was a precursor of the real blood shed for sin, the blood of Christ.  But in the Old Testament, there was another use for the blood.  It needed to be sprinkled on the cover of the Ark of the Testimony in the Holy of Holies, where the crucial items was not sins but the glory of God.  The blood sprinkled on the very spot where God met and spoke with man is our focus on today’s life study of the Bible with Witness Lee.

We are going to look at the tabernacle’s outward configuration…

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03 Sep 2019 Exodus (Program #86)

Exodus (Program #86) – The Ark of the Testimony (3)

After giving Moses the ten commandments, Jehovah God continued to unveil the details and plan for the tabernacle.  In the center of the tabernacle was the ark, the preeminent piece of all the items in the tabernacle.  Over the place of the ark was placed a cover or a lid.  This very spot was to become the place, the unique place where God would meet and speak with man.  What does this cover represent today?  This holy spot, the propitiation cover is the focus of our life study today.

We are exploring the furniture in the tabernacle that God instructed Moses and the children of Israel to build.  In the center of the tabernacle was this most important of all the items and that was the Ark of the Testimony.  The Ark, simply speaking was a box, made of wood and overlay with gold.  Why are the wood and the gold significant as we look at the Ark?

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02 Sep 2019 Exodus (Program #85)

Exodus (Program #85) – The Ark of the Testimony (2)

The book of Exodus, the book that gives us the ten commandments is divided into two distinct sections.  The first section, 24 chapters is full of interesting stories, including the famous scene on Mount Sinai where God gave the commandments to Moses.  Most people stop at this point because the interesting stories seems to stop at this point as well.  But it is the second section, beginning with chapter 25 that holds the mystery of God’s eternal purpose for man.  It’s this section that we bring our attention to today.

Today we come again to look at the Ark of the Testimony as we are exploring the articles of furniture associated with the tabernacle as the Lord revealed to Moses.

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01 Sep 2019 Exodus (Program #84)

Exodus (Program #84) – The Ark of the Testimony (1)

Exodus 25 is a chapter dealing with the tabernacle.  Jehovah told Moses in verse 10, “And they shall make an ark of acacia wood”, verse 11 “And you shall overlay it with pure gold; inside and outside you shall overlay it; and you shall make a rim of gold upon it all around.” and verse 22 “And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the expiation cover, from between the two cherubim which are upon the Ark of the Testimony, of everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.”  The Ark of the Testimony was the very place where God could meet with man and speak to man.  Where is this very special place today?  Stay tune for the surprising answer on today’s life study of the Bible.

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08 Aug 2019 Exodus (Program #60)

Exodus (Program #60) – The Blessing Received by the Loving Seekers of God Through His Law as His Living Word (2)

In the Bible, God promises many different blessings to His people. We may seek outward blessings of material prosperity or physical health. But of all the blessings He may bestow on us, the highest blessing is that He would become our portion. What is it to have God as our portion?

We return again today to the book of Exodus, the remarkable journey of God’s people out of the bondage of the worldly captivity and through the wilderness.  We are going to divert a little bit today specifically in this life study of Exodus and spend most of our time at Psalm 119. This psalm fits very well into this examination of the law of God that was given in Exodus. There’s no portion of God’s word that speaks so exhaustively and completely concerning the law of God in Psalm 119.

We’re going to begin today by considering the law or the commandments from the point of view of a testimony – a testimony of a person that gives or makes the law. What does it mean that the law of God shows us God? more…

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