Sh'mot (Exodus) Chapter 37

Sh'mot 37:1-3 Now B'tzal'el (Bezalel) made the ark of acacia wood; its length was two and a half cubits, and its width one and a half cubits, and its height one and a half cubits; and he overlaid it with pure gold inside and out, and made a gold molding for it all around. And he cast four rings of gold for it on its four feet; even two rings on one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it.

The corresponding letter to this chapter is Samech-Divine presence and support; stands for the Holy of Holies of the Temple, which is where the Ark of the Covenant is located.

When led by Ruach HaKodesh, David wrote the following passage:

Tehillim (Psalms) 22:14-18 I am poured out like water, And all my bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It is melted within me. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaves to my jaws; And You do lay me in the dust of death. For dogs have surrounded me; a band of evildoers has encompassed me; they pierced my HANDS and my FEET. I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me; they divide my garments among them, And for my clothing they cast lots.

It would also be a long term prophecy pertaining to the Messiah Yeshua. The rings on the ark correspond to His pierced hands and feet.

Sh'mot 37:4-5 And he made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. And he put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry it.

The poles represent the execution stake of Yeshua HaMashiach.

Sh'mot 37:6-9 And he made a mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide. And he made two cherubim of gold; he made them of hammered work, at the two ends of the mercy seat; one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end; he made the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at the two ends. And the cherubim had their wings spread upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward each other; the faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.

Mercy Seat - the Hebrew word is "mercy seat". It means "a place of covering". It is the place where our sins were covered. The cherubim are gazing at the lid of the mercy seat. They are continually looking at the mercy of G-d.

Yeshua, Himself was the propitiation for our sins. Remember this is where the High Priest had to sprinkle the blood of the sacrifice once a year on Yom Kippur. Yeshua shed His blood once and for all.

Hebrews 9:11-12 But when Messiah appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.

Sh'mot 37:10-16 Then he made the table of acacia wood, two cubits long and a cubit wide and one and a half cubits high. And he overlaid it with pure gold, and made a gold molding for it all around. And he made a rim for it of a handbreadth all around, and made a gold molding for its rim all around. And he cast four gold rings for it and put the rings on the four corners that were on its four feet. Close by the rim were the rings, the holders for the poles to carry the table. And he made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold, to carry the table. And he made the utensils which were on the table, its dishes and its pans and its bowls and its jars, with which to pour out libations, of pure gold.

The wood represents His humanity. The gold represents His Deity.

Yochanan (John) 6:35 Yeshua said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.