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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Seven Furnishings of the Tabernacle, #45
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. (Revelation 3:20,21)
We have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. (I John 4:16)
There shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: They shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. There shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 22:3-5)
Seeing the Face of God, being filled with God, is "that which is perfect" of I Corinthians, Chapter 13. "His name shall be in their foreheads" signifies they always do the will of God rather than their own will.
We have seen, then, that there are two elements in the Holy of Holies: the Ark of the Covenant and the Mercy Seat. Yet these two are one since the Mercy Seat fits on top of the Ark, providing the area where God can dwell between the Cherubim of Glory.
So it is that God in Christ in the Christian are joined together, making one piece. Together they constitute the place of God's Presence from which God can dwell and rule earth's peoples in a successful manner—a manner that will neither permit His own perfect holiness and righteousness to be violated nor will terrify or destroy His subjects and neighbors.
This is God's throne forever.
What is man that God is mindful of him? Man is destined to be the eternal throne of God Almighty.
The seven furnishings of the Tabernacle, taken in order from the Altar of Burnt Offering and proceeding through to the Mercy Seat, portray the manner in which we move through the program of redemption. We commence in total chaos of sin and finish on the Throne of Glory—so great is the atonement (reconciliation) made by Christ.
To be continued.