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THE PROPITIATORY AND THE CHERUBIM.
(Exodus 25. 17-22).
Verse 17. “And thou shalt make a mercy-seat [propitiatory] of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.”
THE spiritual import of this is clear from Rom. 3. 24, 25, where there is a manifest allusion to it by the Holy Ghost. "Christ Jesus, whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation [a propitiatory, or mercy-seat] through faith in His blood”- the word rendered "propitiation," in Rom. 3. 25, being the same word that is used in Heb. 9. 5, and there translated "mercy-seat." ...read more