ARK OF THE TESTIMONY
IN THE SHADOW—part 6
November 22, 2020
Exodus 25:10-12, 16 (ESV) — They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Two cubits and a half shall be its length, a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height. 11 You shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and outside shall you overlay it, and you shall make on it a molding of gold around it. 12 You shall cast four rings of gold for it and put them on its four feet, two rings on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. …16 And you shall put into the ark the testimony that I shall give you.
The Testimony of God in the Shadow of the Ark
Ark — (tebah) = “ or ”
Jude 1:20 — But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit …
1. The Ark testifies to .
Bezalel = “In the of God.”
Exodus 31:2-5 — See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, 4 to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, 5 in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft.
2. The Ark testifies to God’s
with you on your journey.
Numbers 10:35-36 — And whenever the Ark set out, Moses said, “Arise, O Lord, and let Your enemies be scattered, and let those who hate You flee before You.” 36 And when it rested, he said, “Return, O Lord, to the ten thousand thousands of Israel.”
3. The Ark testifies of God’s .
1 Peter 5:8-9 — Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9Resist him, firm in your faith
Ephesians 6:10-11— Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
4. The Ark testifies of God’s .
Hebrews 9:4 — having the Golden Altar of Incense and the Ark of the Covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden urn holding the manna, and Aaron’s staff that budded, and the tablets of the covenant.
3 Items in the Ark:
• MANNA = (Exodus 16:34)
John 6:32-33 — Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
• AARON’S ROD = (Numbers17:8-10)
Ephesians 2:5 — even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved
2 Corinthians 5:17 — Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come
• TABLETS = (Deuteronomy10:4-5)
Jeremiah 31:33-34 — For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put My law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
Christianity is more than a religion; it’s a
Christianity is more than a discipline; it’s a
Revelation 11:19 — Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the Ark of His Covenant was seen within His temple.
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