http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-ark-covenant-image22529602After centuries of searching, the ARK HAS BEEN FOUND! Noah’s Ark? Nope. The long lost Ark of The Covenant? Not that either. What ark then? The Ark of the New Covenant!

In the movie, “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark,” there was a dramatic scene toward the end of the movie when the bad guys found and opened the ark of the covenant. Since they were illicitly handling the ark, they were punished by death (and the special effects depicting their destruction were not for the faint of heart.)

To the children of Israel in the old covenant, the ark, an elaborate box constructed as directed by God through Moses, was the place that God chose to manifest His Presence. Inside the ark were three items of special significance: Aaron’s rod that budded, the tablets of the law and a pot of manna.

As wondrous, sacred and precious as the Ark of the Covenant was, it was just a shadow of the heavenly realty that Jesus’s incarnation, life as a man yielded to His Father, death, resurrection and ascension attained for the children of faith. Some are still searching for the missing ark but there is a far greater Ark that exists today: The Ark of the New Covenant, the children of God through faith in Jesus, the Body of Christ! He is the Life of the Body. It’s the great mystery that has been revealed by the Spirit and the Word of God. Christ in us the hope of glory!

We are the ark of the new covenant
The Presence of the Mighty God abides in us
We have been made holy by the Blood of the Lamb
We are the Living Temple of the Great I Am

We live, yet not us for it is Jesus Who abides
And we’re called to show His glory to the nations
A living temple walking in His Spirit and His Life
We give ourselves to God in blissful consecration
We are His Holy Nation

Jesus is our manna, He’s our daily Bread
Aaron’s rod bears fruit and blossoms in our praises
Oh the glory of the law of love now written in our hearts
Not a temple made with hands, we are a new creation
Proclaiming His salvation

We are the ark of the new covenant
The Presence of the Mighty God abides in us
We have been made holy by the Blood of the Lamb
We are the Living Temple of the Great I Am
(David Baroni, George Searcy)

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