Neither shall it come to mind!

“Jeremiah 3:16 says “And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the Lord, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the Lord: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.” Notice the phrase ‘…neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it…’ another passage sounds quite the same in this regard: Isaiah 65:17 says “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: AND THE FORMER SHALL NOT BE REMEMBERED, NOR COME INTO MIND.” The reason that the Ark would not be remembered is because it was passing away. The Ark was a symbol of the Old Covenant. John said “And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament…” In the Old Testament the ark represented the presence of the Lord. Within the ark was the tables of stone, the golden pot of manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded. God would come to commune with the high priest once a year over the mercy seat of the ark as the priest made atonement for Israel’s sin. But when we come to the New Testament, Jesus is the ark of the covenant. The word ark in the Hebrew means coffin, and the children of Israel carried the box for all those generation’s not knowing that it pointed to Jesus who had to lay down in the ark for three days and three nights. It was a funeral! It was a shadow of the burial of Christ! Jesus was the word in the coffin, he was the true manna that came down from heaven, and he was Aaron’s rod that budded. And now he’s not a dead word in the ark (coffin), but he’s the living word inside of every believer. We have the presence of the Lord inside of us.”

-Anthony Booker

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