Fellowship Based on the Lamb’s Redemption in the City of Glory

The innermost sanctuary (the holy of holies) of the tabernacle and the temple were the place where the Triune God met with His people and spoke with them (Ex. 25:22). This fellowship has been expanding through the ages. Revelation 21:16 speaks concerning New Jerusalem, “the length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.” New Jerusalem as a cube is the ultimate holy of holies, the consummate and eternal development of the marvelous fellowship where God meets with us.

Exodus 25:21-22 say, “And you shall put the expiation cover on top of the Ark, and into the Ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you. And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the expiation cover, from between the two cherubim which are upon the Ark of the Testimony.” The Triune God’s place to meet with His Old Testament people was “above the expiation cover” and “between the two cherubim.”

The expiation cover was where the blood of the sin offering was sprinkled on Israel’s annual day of expiation (Leviticus 16:11-16). The cherubim speak of God’s glory (Hebrews 9:5). Thus, “above” and “between” show us that God’s meeting and speaking with us is based on His redemption and in the realm of His glory. This was true in the Old Testament and is also true in New Jerusalem. In New Jerusalem God and the redeeming Lamb are our temple (Revelation 21:22) and God and the Lamb are on the throne (22:1). The Lamb, Christ the Redeemer, is the basis for our fellowship with God. An angel showed the apostle John the New Jerusalem (21:9-10) “having the glory of God” (21:11a). Within this glorious city we will eternally meet with and enjoy fellowship with our redeeming, reigning, speaking Triune God.

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