Exodus 37: 1-9
This is the most important object in the Tabernacle. On the Ark God revealed Himself and spoke to His children (Exodus 25: 22; Numbers 7: 89).
The Ark of covenant
consists of two parts:
The Ark of Covenant refers to:
This refers to the holy union between the Bridegroom (Christ), which comes from the Bride.
The love of God for the world (John 3:16)
Made of shittim/acasia wood overlaid with gold. These staves were to remain in the rings; they were not to be removed/taken out. The love of God is a sustaining power and everlasting strength for the Church of God (the Bride).
Seat with the 2 Cherubs
All overlaid with gold.
The Mercy Seat refers to Jesus, the Son of God.
First Cherub refers to God the Father.
Second Cherub refers to God the Holy Spirit.
Made of shittim wood (flesh) overlaid inside and outside with gold (Holy Spirit, glory, holiness of the Holy Spirit).
This is the Church that has attained perfection and glory, of the same level with the Bride, inwardly as well as outwardly (Revelation 21:9-11).
Sprinklings of Blood on the Mercy Seat
Refer to the suffering of the Bridegroom for His Bride.
Sprinklings of Blood in front of the Ark
Refer to the suffering the Church bears to attain her perfection as the Bride of Christ.
Glory or the Light of God’s Glory
Refers to His presence, experienced by those who have been reconciled with God.