What is the meaning of the mercy seat ?

The Ark of the Covenant or "Ark of the Testimony" was the only article of furniture in the Most Holy. (Hebrews 9:2-4) The word testimony suggests that it illustrated Jehovah's plan. It represented the eternal purpose of God–his foreordained arrangement of grace for mankind in the Christ (Head and Body). It therefore represented Christ Jesus and his […]

Why did the LORD meet Moses and try to kill him as recorded in Exodus 4:24-26?

In Genesis 14:3, 4, 7, 8, God made a covenant with Abraham:  "My covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations…and I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee and to […]

May 4th, 2016|Mosaic Law, Tabernacle, Tithes|

Do we need to keep the sabbath today under the New Covenant?

There were several times in which Jesus was accused of not keeping the Sabbath. This was because the Jewish people had incorrect concepts about Sabbath keeping. Moses taught, “remember the Sabbath to keep it holy”, Exodus 20:8. However, when Jesus was falsely accused of breaking the Sabbath, he rebuked them saying “The Sabbath was made […]

May 4th, 2016|Mosaic Law, Tabernacle, Tithes, Sabbath|

Was the last supper on the first night of the full moon of spring or on the first sabbath of the full moon of spring?

You are correct in stating that there was a full moon during the last supper. What is the Bible account for the proper way to determine when the Jews were to celebrate the Passover?

Exodus 12:2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to […]

April 16th, 2016|Mosaic Law, Tabernacle, Tithes|

What did Jesus mean when He said that He came to fullfill the law?

“Fulfill” is Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance word G4137 and is translated fill, be full, complete, end, accomplish. As it states in Matthew 5:18, not a jot or tittle of the Law could pass until all be fulfilled. What is the Law and how would Jesus be able to fulfill it? There seem to be two parts […]

Can you explain why king David did not obey the Ten Commandments when he killed thousands of his enemies as a servant of God?

Thank you for the thought-provoking question.  We presume you are specifically referencing Ex 20:13  Thou shalt not kill; as the basis for this question.

We must look at the entire law to understand God's justice. If you read the details of the law given in Exodus 20-31 (especially chapter 21), we see that there are death […]

December 17th, 2015|Mosaic Law, Tabernacle, Tithes|

In Acts 15:1, does it mean to be circumcised physically or spiritually?

“And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.” Acts 15:1

The circumcision spoken in this verse is physical. This command is part of the Mosaic Law given to Abraham and his posterity. It was meant as sign or […]

November 20th, 2015|Mosaic Law, Tabernacle, Tithes|

Why might Moses call for such a brutal treatment in Deuteronomy 12:2-3?

“You shall surely destroy all the places where the nations whom you shall dispossess served their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree. You shall tear down their altars and dash in pieces their pillars…chop down the carved images of their gods and destroy their name out of […]

October 31st, 2015|Mosaic Law, Tabernacle, Tithes|

The Law taught fish with scales are clean and without scales unclean. Does this teaching apply to us now or only to Israelites?

The simple answer to your question is Romans 10:4, "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes." The purpose of the Law was to show how now imperfect human beings cannot keep a perfect Law, and thus we desperately needed Christ to fulfill it. "Therefore the law was our […]

October 31st, 2015|Mosaic Law, Tabernacle, Tithes|

What offering is being collected in Luke 21:3, when the widow has given more than all of them?

Luke 21:3, "And he said…This poor widow has given more than all of them: for they gave out of their wealth, having more than enough for themselves: but she, even out of her need, has put in all her living."?

In Luke 20:45-47, Jesus is warning the disciples to not have the proud spirit of the […]