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The Ark of His Testament

Rev 11:19 says -And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.


Why was John shown the Ark of the Covenant in heaven? What purpose did this serve?
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Originally Posted by Stryder06 View Post
Rev 11:19 says -Why was John shown the Ark of the Covenant in heaven? What purpose did this serve?
The temple represents the Church or God's People, and the Ark is possibly God's Presents, which has been kept off from view and kept in the Most Holy Place (2 Chron. 5:7)

To have the Ark reappear symbolizes the complete establishment of God's Kingdom. The relationship between God and God's servants will be fully realized.
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Originally Posted by Stryder06 View Post
Rev 11:19 says -And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

Why was John shown the Ark of the Covenant in heaven? What purpose did this serve?
Perhaps to show him what it looked like back when YHVH instructed the Hebrew Israelites to build it as shown in Exodus 25?
The words Ark and Sanctuary/Tabernacle are both mentioned in Reve 11:19.

Blue Letter Bible - Lexicon
Strong's Number H727 matches the Hebrew אָרוֹן ('arown), which occurs 202 times in 174 verses in the Hebrew concordance

Young) Exodus 25:8 `And they have made for Me a sanctuary, and I have tabernacled in their midst;
9 according to all that which I am shewing thee, the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all its vessels, even so ye do make [it].
10 `And they have made an ARK of shittim wood; two cubits and a half its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height;

I find it interesting that it is only mentioned 2 times in the NT/NC of the Bible

Blue Letter Bible - Lexicon
Strong's Number G2787 matches the Greek κιβωτός (kibōtos), which occurs 6 times in 6 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Young) Hebrews 9:4 having a golden censer, and the Ark of the covenant overlaid all round about with gold, in which [is] the golden pot having the manna, and the rod of Aaron that budded, and the tables of the covenant,

Reve 11:19 And was opened the Sanctuary of the God in the heaven and was seen the Ark of the Covenant of Him in the Sanctuary of Him
and became lightnings and voices/sounds and thunders and quaking and great hail.

Studies In The Scriptures - Tabernacle Shadows - Chapter 1

The Camp--The Court--The Tabernacle--The Brazen Altar--The Laver-- The Table--The Lampstand--The Golden Altar--The Mercy Seat and Ark--The Gate--The First Veil--The Second Veil--The Significance of These and Their Antitypes.

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Having blotted out the handwriting in the ordinances that is against us, that was contrary to us.
And He hath taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
Hebrews 2:14
Therefore then, the children have partaken of flesh and blood, and He in like manner did partake to the same.
That thru the death He might take-away the one having the power of the death, that is the Devil


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Originally Posted by redneckmedic View Post
The temple represents the Church or God's People, and the Ark is possibly God's Presents, which has been kept off from view and kept in the Most Holy Place (2 Chron. 5:7)

To have the Ark reappear symbolizes the complete establishment of God's Kingdom. The relationship between God and God's servants will be fully realized.
Interesting. How do you figure this?
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Originally Posted by Stryder06 View Post
Why was John shown the Ark of the Covenant in heaven? What purpose did this serve?
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Interesting. How do you figure this?
What would the SDA's answers be so we can respond to them?
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Having blotted out the handwriting in the ordinances that is against us, that was contrary to us.
And He hath taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
Hebrews 2:14
Therefore then, the children have partaken of flesh and blood, and He in like manner did partake to the same.
That thru the death He might take-away the one having the power of the death, that is the Devil


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Originally Posted by Stryder06 View Post
Interesting. How do you figure this?
Did a study on it.
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Isnt the ark of the covenant called the ark of his strength as well?
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Originally Posted by Stryder06 Interesting. How do you figure this?
Originally Posted by redneckmedic View Post
Did a study on it.
Study is good
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Having blotted out the handwriting in the ordinances that is against us, that was contrary to us.
And He hath taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
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Therefore then, the children have partaken of flesh and blood, and He in like manner did partake to the same.
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It signifies that there is no longer glory of God on earth and/or that God is watching earth from heaven.

Perhaps that is the reason for

'and there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a great hailstorm [Lit hail]'

and

'and in that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell; seven thousand people [Lit names of people, seven thousand] were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven'.

See 2 Chronicles 7:13-14. Even in these stages, it's still about repentance.
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