“And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee. And there I will MEET with you and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.”
The ark of the testimony paints for us the same repetitious picture given from the beginning. The mercy seat, where the sprinkled blood of the sacrifice lies, contains within it the commandments of our Creator. The testimony of our Creator is first seen in His mercy, but contained within this gift from YHVH is His Torah that prepares us for life. Messiah Yahshua is no less the walking, breathing, living ark of YHVH.
The idea of preparation is also seen in the Hebrew word chamash, the word for five. Chamash means to prepare or be ready. Five is an expression of preparedness as a result of receiving his mercy and grace. Is it just a coincidence that we denotatively call Torah, the FIVE books of Mosheh? Grace prepares you for Torah and Torah prepares you for life. David, in preparing for Goliath, took up FIVE smooth stones. To prepare and perfect the saints for ministry we are given FIVE GIFTS, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers (Ephesians 4:11-12). The narration of the preparation and building of the tabernacle in Sh’mot is filled with fives and multiples of fives that are too numerous to mention. In Mattityahu 25, there are FIVE virgins who are PREPARED when their Master comes. Noach found GRACE in the eyes of YHVH, and then PREPARED an ark, in which few, that is eight souls, were saved by water (1 Kefa 3:20). The anointing oil was prepared with FIVE ingredients in Sh’mot 30:23-25. God’s unearned gift of grace is given to prepare us for our ultimate glorification. This process of glorification happens from YHVH’s point of view in FIVE steps. For whom He did FOREKNOW, He also did PREDESTINATE, and whom he did predestinate, them He also CALLED; and whom He called, them He also JUSTIFIED, and whom He justified, them He also GLORIFIED (Romans 8:29-31). Below are just a few examples of the use of the number FIVE. End of quote.
So? Your Response To Help Me Boils Down To Romans 8:29-31 …
Ha! O my Master? Your response is solid grounds for me to stand on. Of course, the same is not true for every one of Your beloved children through the ages, but!
- Such fact is ignored because those five gifted leaders have sinned against You.
- Thus? Your children are ignorant of Your ways.
Hosea 4:1-9 AMPC+