Topic: THE ARK IN THE HEAVENLY TEMPLE
Text: Revelation 11:15-19
“Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within His temple was seen the ark of His covenant…” Revelation 11:19, NIV
The Ark of Covenant was a cherished heritage of the Israelites. God instructed Moses to construct it to symbolize the presence of God in their midst. Through the Ark, God manifested His power to defeat their foes in battle and terrified those who terrorized them. The Ark contained the tablets of the covenant law. Hence, the name Ark of Covenant.
According to our passage, John saw the copy of Ark of covenant in the temple in heaven. This vision came after he saw the twenty-four elders engaging in worship and thanksgiving as well as declaring the reign of God over His creatures. Surrounding the Ark was lightening, thunder and rumblings. These depict the awesome power in God’s presence.
As believers, we are God’s temple where the presence of God dwells. Our lives should be loaded with the Word of God. Some Christians are empty of God’s Word and lack the power of God to overcome life’s odds. To walk in victory, we must carry God’s presence and power through obedience to His Word. How much of God’s Word is stored up in your heart? Load yourself daily with the Word of God so that your life can be guarded by the presence of God.
Insight: The presence and power of God resides in a life filled with and led by the Word of God.
Prayer: I pray that the presence of God will daily manifest in my life.
RBT Passage: Daniel 4-5