x477.....Moses seat NOT to be in the church
1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: (Matthew 23:1-2, KJV).
The scribes and the Pharisees are said here to "sit in Moses" seat". What did this mean? The seat of Moses is the representation of Jesus' seat in Heaven--the mercy seat of God in the Holy of Holies
Ex 25:17* And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof. Ex 25:18* And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat. Ex 26:34 And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.
The seat of Moses was a place where the blood offering-(the tithe)-- was made for sin-
Le 16:14 And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times. Le 16:15 Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:
Jesus spoke to Moses from His mercy seat in heaven and was heard by Moses at the earthly mercy seat--
Nu 7:89* And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him.
The mercy seat is at the right hand of God--
Heb 8:1* Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; Heb 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; Heb 12:2* Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
The right hand of God is the position of power and authority--(it is meant to be used over the enemy--NOT over one another!)
Ex 15:6* Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. Ex 15:12* Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
The seat of Moses, is the representation of Jesus' throne of mercy, power and glory. The seat of Moses was the most powerful earthly seat of Gods' government in the earth--at the time of the Old Covenant--at the time when Jesus was speaking to the people of Israel. That is why He says the following--
3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. (Matthew 23:3, KJV).
Jesus tells the people that they should obey these leaders--however, He is saying rightfully that they are not doing the things that they should be doing with their authority. They are using their authority over others (and if you care to read the rest of Matthew 23--as well as many other places where Jesus is critical of the Pharisees government, you will see exactly what they were doing wrong--central of which was that they were exercising authority over the people instead of serving--as Jesus gave as His example of what leadership ought to be like).
But, here is a very important point for us to know: There is a very clear and specific change from Old Covenant to New, we as Christian no longer have an earthly ruler. We no longer have a "seat of Moses" of earthly rule and authority (at least we are not supposed to!). It is very clear that it is now in the New Covenant, Jesus, who sits with all authority and power at the right hand of God--in the true mercy seat in heaven--hearing our prayers--forgiving our sin--and acting as the Head of the church--His body in the earth--which is meant to carry on His ministry and His commands.
WE as Christians--under a New Covenant--are not meant to have seats in the earth. We are not meant to exercise authority over one another amongst ourselves.
Eph 1:20* Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Eph 2:6* And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
We as Christians are all--when we are "in Christ"--- sitting in heavenly places--we are sitting in positions of authority--but that authority is meant to rule over the enemy--NOT one another!!