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The ark of the covenant

God’s government is based upon the 10 Commandments

1. God’s government will not change
2. There is a major problem, we have sinned (See 1 John 3:4) and this has separated us from out loving God (Read Isaiah 59:2; Exodus 33:20.)

This is why the Ark was kept veiled behind the heavy curtain and no human being could even touch it!!! It was a symbol of His very presence and no sinful human being can live in His presence. We also learn from Most Holy Place that God is perfectly just (the 10 commandments) and yet God is merciful (the mercy seat.)

Does this mean that God just covers up our sin and teaches us that sin is not really that big of problem? NO!!!

(Read Leviticus 16:14.) This verse shows us that blood must be sprinkled on the mercy seat… someone must die and pay the price for the sinner. That someone was Jesus Christ, God Himself!
The Ark of the Covenant teaches us that God wants to be near His people… with no veil between!

Great Controversy, pp. 488, 489. ““The subject of the Sanctuary and the investigative judgment should be clearly understood by the people of God. All need a knowledge for themselves of the position and work of their great High Priest. Otherwise, it will be impossible for them to exercise the faith which is essential at this time, or to occupy the position which God designs them to fill….

The Sanctuary in heaven is the very center of Christ’s work in behalf of men. It concerns every soul living upon the earth. It opens to view the plan of redemption, bringing us down to the very close of time, and revealing the triumphant issue of the contest between righteousness and sin. It is of the utmost importance that all should thoroughly investigate these subjects, and be able to give an answer to everyone that asketh them a reason of the hope that is in them.”

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