Exodus 25:10-16, “And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about. And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it. And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them. The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it. And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.”
The seven pieces of furniture in the tabernacle formed a cross with the Ark of the Covenant at the head. The Ark of the Covenant is the head, and so it is in God’s order. When we finally get the work which the ark depicts, done in us, then this will be the NEW CREATION MAN coming forth in the full image and likeness of God, even as Jesus Christ Himself.
The Ark was made of shittim wood and overlaid, or sealed, with gold. To arrive at the full symbolic meaning of this Ark, we must first understand the meaning of the word “ark.” We will go into the history of arks from the beginning.
There are three arks in the Bible:
- Noah’s ark
- Moses’ ark
- The Ark of the Covenant
All these three arks were constructed to SAVE THE ELECT of God.
The first ark of Noah was constructed to save Noah and his family. These eight persons constituted the whole world of those who were not against God. These were the remnant of a righteous generation. Others were destroyed by violent men and by the action of sin.
The righteous generation began with Seth, the son of Adam and Eve, given to them of the Lord in the place of Abel who was slain by Cain. From Seth’s line came Enoch and from then on, men began to call upon the name of the Lord. This line was completely destroyed except for these eight persons.
Genesis 6:1-2, “And it came to pass when men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.”
First of all let us identify who the sons of God were.
Luke 3:38, “Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.”
Adam, here, is called the son of God. In scripture, when a genealogy is given, only the righteous people are named from his line.
Romans 8:14, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
2nd Corinthians 6:18, “And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
Galatians 4:4-7, “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”
The proof is overwhelming that the elect of God of every age are called sons. The sons of God in Genesis 6 are not fallen angels. There is no place in God’s word where He calls fallen angels or transgressors His sons. The sons of God in Genesis 6 are the righteous generation of Seth who fell from their righteousness, and married sinners and brought forth MIGHTY MEN OF RENOWN.
God’s law, as stated in Genesis 1:11, shows that every seed must bring forth after its own kind.
“And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.”
It was so, and it is still so. No scientist has been able to, or will ever be able to, break this law. In spite of the pseudo-scientific theory called evolution, man has not been able to breed the human gene with a monkey or vice versa; neither has anything been able to breed with anything else outside of certain genetic barriers, which God has set up in His great wisdom. The horse and a donkey can bring forth a foal which is called a mule, but the mule is barren and cannot bring forth anything, thus the excursion stops there.
Angels cannot marry human beings and bring forth anything. The scriptures say angels do not marry. Luke 20:35. They do not have the power to produce life in the human realm. If this were possible, we would have people walking around here who would be DEMONS inside, not because of their choice, but because OF THEIR BIRTH; circumstances over which they had no control. They would be sent to hell because they were born for hell. This is A LIE. NO ONE CAN BE SENT TO HELL FOR ANY OTHER REASON but THE REJECTION OF JESUS CHRIST AND SALVATION. There are indeed women who give themselves to evil spirits sexually, which in their own WARPED IMAGINATION and carnal depravity have weird experiences, but none of these ever produced anything. I have known a number of persons who had all the signs of pregnancy for years and brought forth NOTHING.
IF THIS HAD HAPPENED IN GENESIS 6, THEN IT COULD AND WOULD BE HAPPENING NOW. Satan has no power to reproduce in the human realm; no power to produce life.
Man was violent, breaking every rule of God, and killing the righteous until only EIGHT PERSONS were left. God had no choice but to destroy them to save the eight. He told Noah to build an Ark of salvation. The parallel with our times is astounding as Jesus said it would be.
Matthew 24:38-39, “For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
Thus, God contrived the building of an ark for every 2,000 years of His RE-CREATION OF MAN. The final ark, which is called the Ark of the Covenant, is the symbol of the last thing God will do in the human realm to bring man into perfection.
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