From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those that would run…
. up in the night to document what I am hearing…
. I heard a song, maybe in 2007 or 2008, when my son lived here and had TV. I don’t know who wrote it, so I can’t give credit to the author: at a bible study that I had in a little town near here, we would sing it and sing it. we never tired of it…
. Come runnin’, come runnin’ come runnin’ to the Mercy Seat,
Where Jesus is calling, His Grace will be a covering.
His blood will, flow freely, It will provide the healing,
Come runnin’ to the Mercy seat…
. now let’s go back to Exodus 15:17. starting with verse 13, God brought them OUT of Egypt, a type of the world system, and led them through the waters, in order to bring them IN: WHERE TO? Thou shalt bring them IN, and PLANT THEM in the mountain of thy inheritance, IN the place, O Lord, which thou hast made for thee to dwell IN, IN the SANCTUARY, O Lord, which THY hands have established. (He doesn’t dwell in a sanctuary made with men’s hands. Ezekiel saw Him leave that temple.) He dwells in the house made with HIS hands. out of living stones. (Ezekiel saw Him come back to that temple).
. in the nations, Israel. in Israel, Jerusalem. in Jerusalem, the temple. in the temple, the Holy of Holy’s. in the Holy of Holy’s, the Mercy seat. (I think it was Tyndale that coined that term).
. the Mercy seat. the very center of God’s universe. everything proceeds from there. it was a covering on the ark. it was pure Gold. cherubim facing each other, their wings touching, all made from one piece of pure gold. “And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony…”.
. the word ‘seat is not in the KJV, but the word ‘mercy’ is Strongs OT #3727. Kapporeth. from 3722. a lid (used only of the covering of the sacred ark) mercy seat. 3722. to cover. (spec, with bitumen): to expiate or condone, to placate or cancel-appease, make an atonement, cleanse, disannul, forgive, be merciful, pacify, pardon, to pitch, purge (away), put off, (make) reconcile (-liation). 3724. from 3722. a cover (lit) a village as covered. (spec) bitumen (as used for coating), and the henna plant (as used for dyeing), fig. a redemption price, camphire, pitch, ransom, satisfaction 3725. expiation, atonement.
. seat. Websters. a seat. to sit. a special chair of one in eminence: also the status represented by it. a chair, stool, or bench intended to be sat on or in. the particular part of something on which one rests in sitting. a seating accommodation. a place occupied by something. a place from which authority is exercised. (the county seat)…to install in a seat of dignity or office. to take one’s seat or place.
. my thoughts: seat of government. seat of pain. seat of corruption. i.e. the origin of.
. the center of God’s universe. the very seat of God. the seat of His authority. the seat of His government. the place where everything else proceeds from. the origin of all of that, the seat of all of that: mercy.