I want you to know, my very dear friends, that it is on account of this resurrected Jesus that the forgiveness of your sins can be promised. He accomplishes, in those who believe, everything that the Law of Moses could never make good on. But everyone who believes in this raised up Jesus is declared good and right and whole before God.Acts 13:38-39 (MSG)

In Exodus 40, a significant number of paragraphs end with: “just as the LORD commanded”, and then the cloud representing the glory of the LORD “covered”. GOD covers those who do according to His precepts. That is, the cover is the favor of God; His faithfulness is our refuge of armor and protection. The Lord God is compassionate; He doesn’t manifest maladies to teach us a lesson; He doesn’t withhold any aspect of the inheritance for spite. Rather, we are strongly advised to choose life; for it is impossible for the things of sin to thrive in the presence of God. The key word here is thrive. In other words, man wasn’t created with the DNA of God to limp along nor for just making it nor to just get by.

It is through the finished work of Christ Jesus Who, through death entered into hell to take back the keys of death & Hades, the Father resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit and seated at His own right hand, that we who comprise the Body of Him appointed the universal and supreme Head by the Father are seated together with Him. Therefore, now we are members of the household of God; and those redeemed, re-created, reconciled and restored all rights and privileges as sons & daughters of God by the Blood are rendered kings (re material necessities) & priests (re spiritual necessities) to establish God’s covenant in the earth. For the prayer is: (God’s) kingdom come, (God’s) will be done on earth as it is in heavenMatthew 6:10.

 (Please see/read – Psalms 1:3 & 5:12 & 91:4; Deuteronomy 30:19-20a & 8:18; Ephesians 2:6,29;Revelation 1:18; Ephesians 1:20-23; Revelation 1:6 & 5:10.)