Summary: To show and demonstrate that JESUS is the Center of all things in the Old Covenant.
Do you have the King of Glory in you?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show and demonstrate that JESUS is the Center of all things in the Old Covenant.
Hebrews 9:5 (New International Version)
9:5 Above the ark were the cherubim of the Glory, overshadowing the atonement cover. But we cannot discuss these things in detail now.
Hebrews 9:5 (Amplified Bible)
9:5 Above [the ark] and overshadowing the mercy seat were the representations of the cherubim [winged creatures which were the symbols] of glory. We cannot now go into detail about these things.
Thank You very much, LORD JESUS for You have destined and appointed me to live for the praise of Your Glory.
Cherubims of Glory
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Above the ark and overshadowing the mercy seat, are cherubims of Glory
"Above [the ark] and overshadowing the mercy seat were the representations of the cherubim [winged creatures which were the symbols] of glory."
Exodus 37:6-9 (Amplified Bible)
37:6 [Bezalel] made the mercy seat of pure gold, two cubits and a half its length and one cubit and a half its breadth.
37:7 And he made two cherubim of beaten gold; on the two ends of the mercy seat he made them,
37:8 One cherub at one end and one at the other end; of one piece with the mercy seat he made the cherubim at its two ends.
37:9 And the cherubim spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces to each other, looking down to the mercy seat.
Psalms 99:1 (Amplified Bible)
99:1 THE LORD reigns, let the peoples tremble [with reverential fear]! He sits [enthroned] above the cherubim, let the earth quake!
1 Peter 1:12 (Amplified Bible)
1:12 It was then disclosed to them that the services they were rendering were not meant for themselves and their period of time, but for you. [It is these very] things which have now already been made known plainly to you by those who preached the good news (the Gospel) to you by the [same] Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Into these things [the very] angels long to look!
It was a design made from Heaven, the patter showed to Moses in Heaven, was copied exactly as it is. These two cherubims represents GOD's throne, where GOD is seated between these two cherubims. Cherubims came from the Greek word: "cheroubim" meaning cherubs or kerubim which are a figure composed of various creatures, as a man, an ox, an eagle or lion.
Genesis 3:24 (Amplified Bible)
3:24 So [God] drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the Garden of Eden the cherubim and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep and guard the way to the tree of life.
Ark of the covenant represents GOD overlooking the three major rebellions of man: (1) Aaron's rod that budded - represents man rebelling against GOD's instituted authority, (2) Ten Commandments - representing man's rebellion against GOD's laws, and (3) gold jar of manna - representing man's rebellion against GOD's provisions. GOD overlooked all of them because of JESUS.
Acts 17:30 (Amplified Bible)
17:30 Such [former] ages of ignorance God, it is true, ignored and allowed to pass unnoticed; but now He charges all people everywhere to repent (to change their minds for the better and heartily to amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins),
Mercy seat where CHRIST's mercy was revealed.
Hebrews 4:16 (Amplified Bible)
4:16 Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].
Leviticus 16:2 (Amplified Bible)
16:2 The Lord said to Moses, Tell Aaron your brother he must not come at all times into the Holy of Holies within the veil before the mercy seat upon the ark, lest he die; for I will appear in the cloud on the mercy seat.
B. We cannot now go into detail about these things
"We cannot now go into detail about these things."