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ARK OF THE COVENANT   (Part 2 - Conclusion)     
"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 ark of Noah was covered inside and outside with pitch. [Genesis/Shemot 6. 14]  The Hebrew word for pitch is "kaphar" meaning to cover up — from this comes the word kapporeth (Mercy Seat). 


GOLD is symbolic of DIVINITY.  The pootim (Acacia) wood is to be overlaid with this pure metal.  According to some Rabbis, "the Ark was made in three parts and then put together as one."  Two parts were to be of gold and the one in between, of wood.  This can very well represent the TRINITY.  The wood is the GO-BETWEEN, THE MEDIATOR, GOD THE SON manifest in the flesh.  GOD THE FATHER and GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT, are seen as the two layers of gold on each side of the wood. 


The Ark also pictures HIM WHO is filled with all the fullness of the GODhead bodily. [Colossians 2. 9]  The gold inside depicts OMNIPOTENT, OMNIPRESENT, OMNISCIENT CREATOR GOD THE WORD, anointed of the ENABLING HOLY SPIRIT. [Isaiah/Yeshayah 61. 1]   GOD ETERNAL would dwell within this Tabernacle.  The gold on the outside is significant of the LORD JESUS, WHO is the ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD through WHOM the worlds were made and by WHOM all things consist. [Proverbs/Mishle 30. 4; Isaiah/Yeshayah 9. 6; Colossians 1. 15 - 17]  And, the wood between tells of YESHUA, the TRUE & FAITHFUL REDEEMER to come WHO became GOD manifest in the flesh, born of a woman, made under the Law! [Galatians 4. 4] 


The one who believes on MESSIAH Y’SHUA, the ROCK of our salvation, is also represented in the SON; therefore, the Ark of the Covenant describes the true Saints of GOD as well.  The wood signifies our humanity; the gold on the outside represents the divine nature of which we are partakers [2 Peter 1. 4; John 1. 12; 1 John 3. 2], and that gold on the inside represents the in-dwelling of the HOLY SPIRIT. 


A crown indicates authority, dominion and the majesty of a king; it also implies the finishing touches to a completed task.  This ornament of gold that surrounds the top of the Ark of the Covenant symbolizes THE KING with HIS power, dominion, and majesty WHO declared upon the Cross:  "It is FINISHED!" 


The crown was similar to a rail on the Ark which surrounded the Mercy Seat above, protecting or guarding, as it were, the SHEKINAH GLORY (HOLY PRESENCE between the Cherubim) and the Blood of Atonement sprinkled there.  Our LOVING GOD sets a GUARD to protect HIS HOLINESS and the Blood of Atonement from desecration and defilement at men's hands.  HE is the KING OF GLORY and will never permit HIS mercy to be removed, nor the blood HE freely gave upon the Altar to be successfully dishonoured or trampled upon by men! 


There are Three Crowns in the Tabernacle Furniture:
Ark of the Covenant — The Crown of the Law. [Exodus/Shemot 25. 11]
Altar of Incense — The Crown of the Priesthood. [Exodus/Shemot 30. 3]
Table of Showbread — The Crown of the Kingdom. [Exodus/Shemot 25. 24]  


The last crown mentioned in SCRIPTURE, is a reward for those who are faithful to the end, "Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the Crown of Life which the LORD has promised to those who love HIM." [James 1. 12] 


All praise, honor and glory to the GREAT & MIGHTY HOLY GOD we serve, the COMPASSIONATE, WONDERFULLY AMAZING CREATOR of the ends of the earth! 


Sha'alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Bidding farewell to Sabbath of Prophecy! 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.
"Blessed is the ETERNAL our GOD, SOVEREIGN OF THE UNIVERSE, WHO sanctifies us through HIS commandments and commanded us to dwell in the Sukkah."
Chag Sameyach - a joyous Sukkoth (Day 3) 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)! 


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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