Wednesday, May 19, 2010

From Where He Speaks

"Whenever Moses went into the Tabernacle to speak with the Lord, he heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above the Ark’s cover—the place of atonement—that rests on the Ark of the Covenant. The Lord spoke to him from there." Numbers 7:89 NLT

Moses would go into the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle was the place of worship before the Temple was built. Not everyone was allowed in the Tabernacle. The Bible says Moses would speak to God. God would speak with Moses from the place of atonement. The word atonement means reconciliation; reparation for an offense or injury; cleansing. The place of atonement was the covering of the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark represented the Lord's covenant with the Israelites.

I think this is a beautiful and prophetic picture of our relationship with God. Jesus sacrifice at the cross is our atonement. We are now under the New Covenant of grace. Think of it. Let this truth resonant deep within you. When you approach God, it is from a place of acceptance and grace. This is true for everyone that has a relationship with Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Where do you hear God speaking to you from? Is it the seat of judgment, or the mercy seat of His grace?

"For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.” In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this to remember me as often as you drink it.” For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again." 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 NLT

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