THE MERCY SEAT
Jesus Christ died on the cross for forgiveness of sins.
When you accept Christ as your Savior, All your sins
are forgiven - past sins, present sins, and future
Many hold a mistaken belief that only their
past sins have been forgiven. The Scripture clearly
says that "all trespasses" are forgiven.
If only our past sins were forgiven, then Jesus
would have to be crucified again for future sins.
ALL means all sins were forgiven at the cross.
"And you who were dead in trespasses and in the
uncircumcision of your flesh, God brought to life
together with Christ having freely forgiven us
ALL our transgressions. (Colossians 2:13 - Amplified
To be clear, the scripture goes on to say not only have
all your sins been forgiven, but in verse 14, He, Christ,
has BLOTTED AND WIPED AWAY the note that accused
us in the first place and completely cleared it out of
our way, plus He went even further to say that HE, GOD,
disarmed the principalities and powers that ranged against
us by nailing those things to HIS CROSS.
The truth is that CHRIST has TRIUMPHED over ALL our
Our sins are covered over by
Christ, WHO IS OUR MERCY SEAT. The Ark of the Covenant
contained three items: The stone tablets of the Ten
Commandments which all have failed to keep, Aaron's rod
which spoke of the people rejecting Aaron's leadership, and
the golden pot of manna which the people rejected calling
it "worthless bread." All of these speak of our sins and
rebellion against God.
On top was placed the MERCY SEAT which was the place
where the High Priest went into the Holy of Holies on the
Day of Atonement and placed the blood on the MERCY
SEAT. It hid our sins from God's eyes. All God could see
was the blood and not our sins.
God prefers mercy over judgment every time.