That is also where the presence of God was. The glory of God resided above the Ark. That Ark represents the throne room in Heaven where the Father sits. The Ten Commandments are the foundation of His throne. Psalm 89:14, Psalm 97:2, Psalm 119 are all about the Ten Commandments. Looking into heaven, using the Ark as the throne, Jesus would be standing to the right of that throne. (Not your right, as you are looking at it, but to the right of the throne if you were sitting on it, looking at you, looking at it.) Jesus would be standing where the priest would be standing while ministering in the Holy Place. That is what Jesus was doing when He went to heaven. He was ministering in the Holy Place as our High Priest. “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2. As our High Priest, He would be standing in front of the Altar of Incense offering up His prayers on behalf of us, His children, who had forsaken our sins and confessed them. “The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a High Priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man.” Hebrews 8:1, 2. So what is Jesus doing as High Priest? He is working very hard for our salvation. He is continuing the work He began while here on earth. He is directing His army in an attempt to stem the tide of evil on this planet. “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” Hebrews 1:14. Since Jesus is the Archangel, He is the director, the “Leader” of the angels. He directs them and sends them to minister to those who are fighting the good fight of faith. When we come into difficult situations, He sends us the angels to help us fight the temptations. These angels will serve us and help us if we will humbly pray and request their help. Jesus also sends the Holy Spirit to “teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” John 14:26. Notice that the Spirit doesn’t tell us anything new, but to “remind you of everything I have said to you.” Those who run around claiming to have the Spirit and don’t need the Bible or anyone to teach them, are not of God. They do not have the Spirit of God. They have the spirit that was cast out of Heaven. The Spirit of God is in those who are teaching the teachings of Jesus: Stop sinning, Be perfect and Keep the Ten Commandments, including the 7th day (Saturday) Sabbath, in order to earn “get” your eternal life. Last but not least, Jesus is directing His servants on earth. “It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-13. Notice, nothing there about building a “church”. No denomination mentioned. Just individuals doing the work of God.
That is what this book is all about. Jesus has used this little book of His to help build you up so you can reach the unity and maturity in the faith and attain to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. I am simply fulfilling my duty. I am nobody special, just a simple servant of Jesus doing as He has dictated and directed me. Again, the temple on earth in the Old Testament did the same things. God gave His messages to the priests who then passed them on to the people. “They told Ezra the scribe to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded for Israel… And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law.” Nehemiah 8:1, 3. Notice, no mention of entertaining the people. Jesus takes the message as given by His Father and gives it to us to give to the people. “But the world must learn that I love the Father and that I do exactly what My Father has commanded Me.” “That I do nothing on My own but speak just what the Father has taught Me.” “For I gave them the words You gave Me and they accepted them.” John 14:31; 8:28; 18:8. Are you accepting the words of this book as they have come from Jesus? Any church who does not “speak just what the Father has taught” is not of God. There is no room for opinion, church doctrine, committee declarations or any other man-made wisdom. The true disciple of Jesus ONLY holds to the teachings of Jesus. “If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31, 32. “The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent word to them through His messengers again and again, because He had pity on His people and on His dwelling place. But they mocked God’s messengers, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets until the wrath of the Lord was aroused against His people and there was no remedy.” 2 Chronicles 36:15, 16. The same thing is happening today. The churches of the world are rejecting the messengers sent by God to bring the people back to His Ten Commandments and His 7th day Sabbath. The worldly churches despise and scoff at His prophets and messengers. His wrath is now falling upon the world. It will increase until the whole world is destroyed and His obedient people are taken off to be with Jesus. Please, do not reject the words of this book. On the next page you see the eight (8) steps to perfection of 2 Peter 1:5-7 laid out in reference to the Temple. The first step is Faith. In order to be justified you must have faith that Jesus is able to wipe out your past sins. You must have faith that He, and He alone, can pay the penalty for your PAST sins. With that deep and abiding faith, you enter the courtyard of the sanctuary. After recognizing that Jesus is the Lamb who can take away your PAST sins, you then proceed to the second step at the water basin to wash your sins away. In the blood of Jesus, and through His power, you begin doing all the good you know how to do. You no longer do the sins of your past. You are born again and washed clean in the blood of Christ. You cannot continue in any KNOWN sin at this point.