are all temporal, and shadowed the eternal function they referred to. If wefollow what Yahuah has revealed to us about this object, we immediatelyunderstand that the Torah is to be
, written on our hearts by the Mediator of the Covenant, Yahusha, and the “box” the Covenant formerly resided inwould eventually be forgotten entirely:Jer 3:15-18:
“‘AndI shall give you shepherds according to My heart, and
they shall feed you with knowledgeand understanding.And it shall be, when you have increased, and shall bear fruit in the land inthose days,’ declares
, ‘that theyno longersay, “The ark of thecovenant of
(ARON BRITH YAHUAH)
Neither would it come toheart, nor would they remember it, nor would they visit it, nor would it bemade again. At that time Yerushalayim shall be called the Throne of
,and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the Name of
, toYerushalayim, and no longer walk after the stubbornness of their evilheart. In those days the house of Yahudah shall go to the house ofYisrael, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to theland that I have given as an inheritance to your fathers.”
The Ark was referred to as “the Name of Yahuah”, and served as the Throne of Yahuah among His people Yisrael. Yahuah’s
living amongimperfect people required “atonement” (a covering for sin), and the lid of theArk received sprinkled
to “cover” (KAPHAR) the sins of the priestoffering it (a bull), as well as all the people (one of two goats). The
of Yahusha is reflected in the procedure prescribed onthe day of Atonement, known as Yom Kaphar, and it involved
two male goats
spoke to Mosheh after the death of the two sons ofAharon, as they drew near before
, and died.And
said to Mosheh, “Speak to Aharon your brother not to come in at alltimes to the Set-apart Place inside the veil, before thelid of atonement which is on the ark, lest he die, because I appear in the cloud above thelid of atonement.With this Aharon should come into the Set-apart Place: with the blood of ayoung bullas a sin offering, and ofa ramas a burnt offering.
“He should put on the set-apart linen long shirt, with linen trousers on hisflesh, and gird himself with a linen girdle, and be dressed with the linenturban – they are set-apart garments. And he shall bathe his body inwater, and shall put them on.And from the congregation of the children of Yisrael he takestwo malegoatsas a sin offering, andone ramas a burnt offering.
And Aharon shall bringthe bullas a sin offering,which is for himself, and
make atonement for himself and for his house.