41. You are sitting at the right hand of God

Last week we looked at the meaning of the Ark and its contents and we concluded that God wants us to come to Him under the new Covenant, always and without restraint. His 'door' is always open to us. And with Him is all the provision we will ever need. We never need to worry, in His presence we will find all that we ever need, never lacking in any good thing.

Today we will have a look at the mercy seat and the two cherubim protecting it. This piece was made of solid gold, with no wood beneath it.

"You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold; two and a half cubits shall be its length and a cubit and a half its width. And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered work you shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat. Make one cherub at one end, and the other cherub at the other end; you shall make the cherubim at the two ends of it of one piece with the mercy seat. And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and they shall face one another; the faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat." Exodus 25:17-20

The whole design is just wonderful for me. It was as if the cherubim were guarding the mercy seat, ensuring that what was sprinkled on the mercy seat was truly a worthy sacrifice. The High Priest on the Day of Atonement brought in the sacrificial blood and sprinkled it on the mercy seat. It was to atone for the sins of the people. And God would then forgive their sins for that year. Fortunately for us Jesus came and sprinkled His blood on the mercy seat on our behalf. He was our perfect High Priest, offering Himself.

"But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption." Hebrews 9:11, 12

He took His perfect blood into the Most Holy Place in Heaven:

"Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us." Hebrews 9:23, 24

Jesus is now in the presence of God the Father for us. And we have now been sanctified through His offering once and for all (Hebrews 10:10). He sat down at the right hand of God in power and might (Hebrews 10:12). By one offering He perfected us forever (Hebrews 10:14).

I don't think we can always truly comprehend what He has done for us. He came to free us from this world, to give us access to the Father with a righteous sacrifice. And now He has perfected us forever and we are one with Him (1 Corinthians 6:17). And where is He sitting? At the right hand of God. And where are we sitting if we are one in Spirit with Him? At His right hand too. And should we be stressed if we are sitting at His right hand? Should we be worried and frantically scramble to make ends meet? Should we complain about our lives and our situations? Should we look with jealousy and contempt at others?

I think the answers go without saying. At His right hand we have more than enough, we are blessed and favored. We are truly and deeply loved. We are content and full of hope for the future. We are filled with His grace and mercy. We simply need to believe that this is true of us; we need to stay alongside Him and not rebel. We should love Him. That is all. Love trumps all.

Dearest Father, love love love. That is all. You are love and when we live alongside You, it will consume us and flow out to all around us. What a wonderful proposition. Thank you dear Father that we are so blessed, that Jesus opened the way for us. We are deeply grateful and we love You for all eternity. Amen

2 comments for “41. You are sitting at the right hand of God”

  1. Gravatar of RonelleRonelle
    Posted Tuesday, 16 July 2019 at 4:23:18 PM

    What a blessing!! AMEN AMEN

  2. Gravatar of Heidi Heidi
    Posted Wednesday, 17 July 2019 at 11:30:34 AM

    Praise God for His plan for us prior to the creation of the World!!! HE IS AWESOME and we are privileged and blessed daily.

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