Jesus Is The Ark of Salvation
It is fascinating how much attention to detail God paid to show us that Jesus is our Savior, Messiah and by the shedding of His precious Blood we have forgiveness of sin and everlasting life if we repent and believe on Him.
As we celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead it is interesting to look at the Mercy Seat where the blood was sprinkled for forgiveness of sins in the Old Testament. This Mercy Seat which is The Ark of the Covenant has two golden cherubim angels on top of it facing each other, which is the way that God designed it. It was also the place where God met with Moses at.
After Jesus rose from the dead and Mary Magdalene looked into the empty tomb she saw a very familiar site to what the Israelites saw when they looked at The Ark of the Covenant:
11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. John 20:11-12
The angels at the head and the foot of where the Body of Jesus had lain would have looked just like the Mercy Seat of The Ark of the Covenant. Through Jesus we have direct access to God and forgiveness of sins through His Blood. It seems that it was no coincidence to what God was doing with the angels in the empty tomb and the message that He was sending to us to trust in Jesus our new Mercy Seat and Great High Priest.
25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;7 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore. Hebrews 25-28