..In those days, declares the LORD, they shall no more say, “The ark of the covenant of the LORD.” It shall not come to mind or be remembered or missed…(Jer. 3:16 ESV).
Where is the Ark of the Covenant located today? Well, it is lost. Theologians, archeologists, and historians are working very hard to tells us exactly where the ark might be found. However, if we understand that the Ark of the Covenant is only symbolic, then the most important question becomes: What is the Ark of the Covenant symbolizing today?
Interestingly, Jeremiah prophesied about these days. He said the days will come when people will no longer miss the Ark of the Covenant, because no one will care about what it symbolizes! The Ark of the Covenant no doubt was a picture of Christ carrying the fullness of God’s presence in His spirit as God’s living Tabernacle amongst men.
Even more importantly, Jesus is no longer physically here on the earth. His Body, the Church, and every believer, are the Tabernacles in which God presently dwells. God’s Spirit, the very Presence of God in all His fullness, is dwelling in your spirit right now. This is what the Ark of the Covenant symbolizes. Your heart is the fulfillment of the Ark of the Covenant! Where is the Ark of the Covenant today? Look inside the heart of every believer!
Ponder upon the truth above. Think about what Christ has made of you. Declare that “My body is the Tabernacle of God”.
APPLY THE WORD
The way you treat your heart and your body will change when this truth is revealed to you. Holiness and righteousness in your daily life will be struggle-free. You will no longer be tossed around as the waves of life crash around you. You will be anchored with a peace that only comes from the Ark of the Covenant in you!
What else can you ask for? Why don’t you thank the Lord for His wonderful grace showed upon us in Christ Jesus.
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