Saturday, September 15, 2007

Jesus' Grave is Our Mercy Seat -- the Two Angels in John 20.12

This, from a sermon linked on Mark Horne’s website. Sort of an “uh, duh,” moment. Not meaning that it’s too obvious to point out, but that it’s so obvious yet I didn’t notice it until someone pointed it out. Anyway:

John 20.11-12: “But Mary [Magdalene] was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; and she saw two angels sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying.”

Exodus 24.17-19: “You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide. You shall make two cherubim of gold, make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat. Make one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end; you shall make the cherubim with the mercy seat at its two ends.”

Jesus’ grave is our mercy seat.


Blogger Steven G. said...

It's amazing how much Christ is pictured in the Old Testament.

September 15, 2007 3:46 PM  

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