This bible study on the tabernacle is so amazing. I want to blog about this first day of homework for this week.. God is so amazing- words cannot describe. In the tabernacle one of the things we find is the mercy seat. Back in the day, God was present there. It was the focal point of God's manifested glory to His people. Long story short the Hebrew word for mercy seat means to cancel, or to make atonement.
* "God presented Jesus Christ as a [mercy seat] through faith in his blood." (Romans 3:25)
God sent his Son to be the mercy seat for our sins!
Now, a great reminder...in our depravity, Christ died for us! She says, " Christ died for us. He died for people who yelled, "Crucify him!" He died for those who ripped His flesh with whips. He died for those who slapped Him and spit on Him... In the moment in all of history when humanity could not have been further from God, Christ died for us."
We cannot even imagine how terrible the sins that hung on Jesus that day. "His father was forced to look away. His Holiness had to forsake His own Son so that through his sacrifice Christ could intercede on our behalf. Jesus experienced the excruciating pain of being forsaken by God so that we might not have to. And because He did, "we have peace with God." (Rom. 5:1)
Our minds cannot even comprehend that kind of love. Even as I type this, I think, even if I dont want to ....sometimes I take this for granted. Lord, forgive me.
All we have to do is believe and accept that love that Jesus died on the cross and rose again for us and we are free and clear and forgiven! John 3:16
" Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. " John 14:6
"But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, 5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)" Eph. 2: 4-5