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DESCRIPTIVE TITLES OF THE ARK OF THE COVENANT, No. 4.
Although the ark is ours to save us it is not ours to disrespect. It belongs to the LORD GOD OF ISRAEL.
3) THE ARK OF THE LORD GOD (1 Kings 2:26).
The ark of the tabernacle was the most holy of all furniture and objects in the tabernacle of Moses. The ark of the LORD God was not “most holy” because of its position behind the veil, not because of its craftsmanship, not because it was overlaid with pure gold within and without, not because of the two cheribums whose wings were stretched over it, and not even because of what was in the ark (the two tables of stone containing the ten Commandments, Aaron’s rod that budded, and the golden pot of manna).
What made this ark so holy was the fact that it was the throne of the LORD God. It belonged to Him. The room containing the ark was called the “Holy of Holies,” because the thrice Holy LORD God of Israel inhabited the presence of this ark throne.
In Isaiah 6:3 the seraphims above the most holy ark throne in the temple of heaven cry out to one another: “Holy, Holy, Holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
Revelation 4: 8 says: “They rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.”
We learn the lesson that the literal ark, without the presence of the thrice holy LORD God of Israel, would have been worthless from spiritual perspective. It was because it was the ark of the LORD God that made it holy, honorable, and valuable.
Jesus Christ is now our ark. He is one with the Father and the Holy Spirit. He is the ARK OF THE LORD GOD. His throne is our ark and the Lord God His Father who owns this throne has made His Son, Jesus Christ King of kings and Lord of lords.
We must not take His throne lightly or for granted. We must not let cathedrals or places of worship, individuals or crowds, eclipse or become more prominent to us than the One who sits on the throne.