Hebrews 9:5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
Why is it that the author of Hebrews could not speak particularly on the shadowing over the mercy seat? Is it perhaps because you cannot accurately report a conclusion without the issue being concluded, that it is in effect an ongoing issue?
Psalm 31:16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.
Ephesians 5:14 This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” NIV
Speaking again of shadowing as there are no shadows without light, illumination. Even more telling it “save me for thy mercies sake”. Mercy takes on a quality of character if it can sake or forsake. Mercy can be seen as more than just an action performed.
Taking us back to Ezekiel 43, where is this King of Glory now since He has not yet returned?
Hebrews 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, the power seat, of might, and the justice hand, the smiting hand upon the throne, majesty, all this we think about, but where is mercy? Overshadowed in thought of mind as we picture Christ upon the throne, but He is mercy in quality of character as much as any other aspect of being. In this He remains perfect. It is we who overlook that unless we observe the scriptures which point us there.
The only question left is what happens to mercy once He gets up off that throne and returns as King of Kings in that day? I shall answer that by repeating Hebrews 9:5b of which we cannot now speak particularly.