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Ark of The Covenant (part 1 of 2)
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ARK OF THE COVENANT  (Part 1 of 2)     
"They shall make ME an Ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. Overlay it with pure gold overlay it inside and out and make upon it a gold molding round about." [Exodus (Shemot) 25. 10 - 11 Tanakh, Torah] 


The fact that this piece of furniture is listed first in SCRIPTURE shows its importance in the building of the Tabernacle.  This Ark was to be placed in the Holy of Holies (symbolic of Heaven, GOD'S Throne Room) the innermost room of the Sanctuary where the SHEKINAH PRESENCE was. [Exodus/Shemot 26. 34 - 35; 40. 1 - 38]  ALMIGHTY GOD works from HIMSELF; HE moves from Heaven and comes down.  HE proceeds from within, outwards toward man.  Man could not go to GOD if HE had not first come to man.  The WAY to GOD is not of man's invention, but of GOD'S revelation.  The Tabernacle furniture begins with GOD'S Throne. The ETERNAL ONE is first, HE will not be second. 


This article of furniture was to be made of pootim (acacia) wood.  It is an incorruptible wood which cannot rot, swell, or shrink.  It is a hard, close-grained wood of great strength and endurance that can withstand the winds and sandstorms that would destroy weaker and softer wood.  Here, in type, is the incorruptible humanity of YESHUA ha'MASHIACH WHO grew in the desert of this world, "a tree root out of arid ground." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 53. 2 Tanakh, Nevi'im]  The LORD JESUS was strong and enduring, defeating every subtle and vicious scheme of Satan and HIS enemies.  In all points YESHUA was tempted like we are, yet was sinless. [Hebrews 4. 15]  "For in that, HE HIMSELF has suffered being tempted, HE is able to succor (help, support, champion) them that are tempted." [Hebrews 2. 18]  YESHUA, the WORD-MADE-FLESH,  is the INCORRUPTIBLE SON OF GOD WHO said to the HEAVENLY FATHER, "YOU will not abandon ME to Sheol or let your Faithful ONE see corruption." [Psalm (Tehillym) 16. 10 Tanakh, Kethuvim; Acts 13. 35]   The ANOINTED REDEEMER & KING arose from the grave on the third day before death could corrupt HIS flesh. 


The MASTER DESIGNER gave directions to build the furniture beginning with the Ark of the Covenant.  The Holy Tent was constructed primarily for this Sacred Chest over which LORD GOD dwelt between the cherubim.  HE is the very center of the Camp of Israel.  The Sanctuary of Sinai was to be built so MOST BLESSED ALMIGHTY ONE could dwell withIN.  This is the desire of GOD for us today — that HE be FIRST and the very CENTER of our lives.  The REDEEMER, the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL desires to be at home within these tabernacles of flesh and to permeate our beings with HIS PRESENCE! 


. . . to be continued


Sha'alu (Prayfor the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Welcoming Sabbath – Sabbath Chol Hamo’ed – Festival of Booths [Exodus 33:12-34:26; Numbers 29:17-22; Ezekiel 38:18-39:16; John 7:31-43] Praised are YOU, YEHOWAH, our GOD, SOVEREIGN of the Universe, WHO makes us holy with YOUR mitzvoth and favors us with the Holy Shabbat, lovingly and graciously given to us, a memorial of the act of creation, first of the holy assemblies. Shabbat: The one day a week we unplug from the never-ending noise and hard work of doing to refocus on just being. Shabbat brings an inner peace within oneself, and provides a weekly opportunity to connect and relate to family, friends and, more vital, to GOD.
 Jewish life is built around the family coming together — to eat, to learn, to celebrate, to mourn, and most importantly to transmit the torch of our shared heritage to the next generation.  We nurture the awareness that GOD is actively involved in everything. There are no accidents; everything that happens to us is purposeful and for the best. We can feel secure knowing that we are wrapped in GOD’S loving embrace.
 Enjoy the peace and harmony of Shabbat with family and friends — honoring the MASTER in all that you do!
We praise YOU, MOST HOLY God and ask that YOUR PRESENCE be manifest to us in all YOUR works, so that reverence for YOU may fill the hearts of YOUR creatures. May all the children of men bow before YOU in humility and unite to do YOUR will with one heart, that all may acknowledge that YOURS alone is the power, dominion and majesty; and that YOUR NAME is exalted above all.
Chag Sukkot Sameyach — a joyous Sukkoth to you and yours; may these days be extraordinary and richly blessed! Have a truly wonderful Sabbath of Z'man Simchataynu — the time of our rejoicing!
Wishing you a joyful Sukkot! 


Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.  



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