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Cherubim: The Ark of The Covenant and The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Angels, Gospel with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2019 by paulthepoke

Exodus 25:17-20 You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide. And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered work shall you make them, on the two ends of the mercy seat. Make one cherub on the one end, and one cherub on the other end. Of one piece with the mercy seat shall you make the cherubim on its two ends. The cherubim shall spread out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings, their faces one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubim be.

The mercy seat is the cover or lid for the Ark of the Covenant.

The Hebrew word for “mercy seat” is kapporeth. Per Strong’s Concordance it means: mercy seat, place of atonement; the golden plate of propitiation on which the High Priest sprinkled the seat 7 times on the Day of Atonement symbolically reconciling Jehovah and His chosen people; on the lid were two golden cherubim facing each other whose outstretched wings came together.

The Hebrew word kapporeth comes from kopher (means propitiatory or substitution).

The mercy seat or the lid of the Ark is a substitution for the covering of sin. Remember, cherubim are physically present on, covering, protecting, and observing the mercy seat.

Leviticus 16:15b-16 and bring its blood inside the veil and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat and in front of the mercy seat. He shall make atonement for the holy place, because of the impurities of the sons of Israel and because of their transgressions in regard to all their sins; and thus he shall do for the tent of meeting which abides with them in the midst of their impurities.

For God, the shedding of innocent blood on the mercy seat is a satisfactory substitution for sin. Only the High Priest can make the sacrifice in the presence of God. Jesus Christ is our High Priest. 

Hebrews 4:14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

What role do the cherubim play in all of this? Matthew gives a physical description of one of the angels at the tomb of Christ. The being is clearly an imposing looking figure. The guards were literally scared stiff and rocked at their core.

Matthew 28:3-4 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.

Luke describes their appearance accordingly. The women who followed Jesus had a similar response as the guards. They were mortified.

Luke 24:4-5 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. As the women bowed their faces to the ground in terror, the two men asked them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?

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At the core of the issue, the angels bear witness to humanity the gospel message. This is the reality of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Matthew confirms His death and burial and resurrection. John picks up from Matthew and informs of the burial and alludes to the resurrection. Luke closes with the confirmation of the resurrection. Angels present the evidence according to the gospel accounts.

Matthew 28:5-6 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying.

John 20:11-12 But Mary (Magdelene) was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying.

Luke 24:6 He is not here, but He has risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee…

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The angels were present with the resurrected Jesus Christ. See John 20:11-12 above for context.

John 20:14 Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.

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Deuteronomy 19:15 A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed.

God the Father sent angels to earth for confirmation of Christ’s good news. For Heavenly legal purposes, Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection are established, observable facts. At least two if not three angels confirm the events. Matthew 28 accounts for one angel. John 20 observes two angels. Angels present and confirm the fact of the gospel. Multiple angels verified. God’s legal standard has been satisfied.

Jesus Christ is the mercy seat. This gift is received only by faith. Nothing you can do.

Romans 3:25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

Angels authenticate and substantiate our good news.

Trend Update: Sanhedrin Elects High Priest for Temple Service, August 2016

Posted in Fall Feasts, Prophecy, Sanhedrin, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2016 by paulthepoke

Leviticus 21:6-8 They shall be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God. For they offer the Lord’s food offerings, the bread of their God; therefore they shall be holy. They shall not marry a prostitute or a woman who has been defiled, neither shall they marry a woman divorced from her husband, for the priest is holy to his God. You shall sanctify him, for he offers the bread of your God. He shall be holy to you, for I, the Lord, who sanctify you, am holy.

The most important duty of the high priest is to conduct the service on the Day of Atonement. Yom Kippur is the tenth day, the seventh month (Tishri) of the year.

The High Priest entered the Most Holy Place behind the veil to stand before God. He made a sacrifice for himself. He made a sacrifice for the people. He brought the blood into the Holy of Holies and sprinkled it on the mercy seat…Think Jesus…

https://paulthepoke.com/2016/03/20/jesus-christ-the-mercy-seat/

The Sanhedrin has elected Rabbi Baruch Kahane as the Kohan Gadol. This would be the high priest. The selection was made as a precaution for the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur. If the Jews would be allowed access to the Temple Mount, it is a requirement of the Mosaic Law to bring forth sacrifices as they currently see it. If allowed, Temple Service could begin in less than one week.

“The only obstacle preventing the Temple service today is the political issue. If that should suddenly change, as it very well could, we would be required to begin the Temple service immediately. It is therefore necessary that we have a candidate prepared to fill the role of the High Priest, especially now that we have kohanim (priests) prepared to serve in the Temple.” -Rabbi Hillel Weiss

“The structures can be temporary and prepared almost overnight. The biggest obstacle is educating the kohanim (priests), which we are taking care of already. Once the priests are thoroughly educated, choosing a Kohan Gadol (high priest) and teaching him what he needs to know for the Yom Kippur service is relatively simple and will take one week. The Temple Service performed by the Kohan Gadol is very demanding, but for an educated kohan (priest), it is not overly difficult to learn to serve as the Kohan Gadol.” –Elected High Priest, Rabbi Baruch Kahane

http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/74772/sanhedrin-appoints-high-priest-preparation-third-temple/#JVK2zcw2KblMu3Cs.97

Now granted, Jesus Christ is our High Priest. Animal sacrifices are no longer necessary.

Psalm 110:4 The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind, “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.”

Hebrews 6:20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 5:6 as he says also in another place, “You (Jesus Christ) are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.”

By the way, there are at least 20 Bible verses indicating Jesus Christ is the High Priest.

http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Christ,-The-High-Priest

The people of Israel are not there yet.

Jesus Christ, the Mercy Seat

Posted in Gospel, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2016 by paulthepoke

Exodus 25:17 You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide.

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The mercy seat is the cover or lid for the Ark of the Covenant.

The Hebrew word for “mercy seat” is kapporeth. Per Strong’s Concordance it means: mercy seat, place of atonement; the golden plate of propitiation on which the High Priest sprinkled the seat 7 times on the Day of Atonement symbolically reconciling Jehovah and His chosen people; on the lid were two golden cherubim facing each other whose outstretched wings came together.

The Hebrew word kapporeth comes from kopher (means propitiatory or substitution).

The mercy seat or the lid of the Ark is a substitution for the covering of sin.

Leviticus 16:15b-16 and bring its blood inside the veil and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat and in front of the mercy seat. He shall make atonement for the holy place, because of the impurities of the sons of Israel and because of their transgressions in regard to all their sins; and thus he shall do for the tent of meeting which abides with them in the midst of their impurities.

For God, the shedding of innocent blood on the mercy seat is a satisfactory substitution for sin. Only the High Priest can make the sacrifice in the presence of God.

Jesus is our High Priest. Hebrews 4:14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

Christ’s blood is the fulfillment of the substitution. His shed blood satisfies the just nature of God. This is the only appeasement. There has to be a payment for all sin. 1 John 2:2 and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

Jesus Christ is the mercy seat. This gift is received only by faith. Nothing you can do.

Romans 3:25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

 

Leviticus 16:17 When he goes in to make atonement in the holy place, no one shall be in the tent of meeting until he comes out, that he may make atonement for himself and for his household and for all the assembly of Israel.

These directions were given to Moses approximately 1,500 years before Christ. They were carried out annually by the earthly high priest of Israel as directed in an earthly tabernacle. Jesus alone is the One who makes atonement in the heavenly Tabernacle before God.

Hebrews 9:11-12 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.

 

John 20:11-12 But Mary (Magdelene) was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying.

Paul the Poke

Habakkuk 1:5 Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told. -LORD God

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