THE ARK OF THE COVENANT, WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU
Jesus Christ said, "Lo, I am with you always, even to the end
of the age" (Matthew 28: 20).
He told His original disciples that it was good that He go
away. This puzzled them. Why? In His earthly form He was able to
be with them only personally. In going away physically He was
enabled not only to be with them spiritually, but with us also.
Have you ever thought it would be nice to have some
physical object to remind you of His presence? Such isn't
necessary. However, many persons do have. A clear mental
awareness of the fact of His presence at all times is all that is
The one physical object that graphically reminds us of His
abiding presence is the Bible. Therein we can read His words and
gain comprehensive insight into His will.
Jesus said to the people of His day: "You search the
Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these
are they which testify of Me" (John 5:39).
Thus, it is stated the Old Testament reveals Christ.
He continued and said: "...if you believed Moses, you would
believe me; for he wrote about Me" (John 5:46).
In the Old Testament era only few persons could read or
write. Therefore, to communicate to His people the Lord used
physical symbols to communicate great principles. Let's study one
of these objects and make application of what it teaches.
Just as Christ has promised to be with us so the Lord God
promised to be with His people as they made their exodus from
slavery in Egypt, through the wilderness wanderings, and upon
settling in the land of promise. To symbolize His covenant with His
people He instructed them to build an ark; 3'9" by 2'3".
A recent movie popularized the ark as Indiana Jones
searched for it in "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
Historically, every factor related to the ark was a teaching
point. The truths taught are elsewhere reveale ...
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