" …shadowing the mercyseat; " In Ex.25.22 notice the mercy seat (2 words) in the Old Testament, has become (1 word) in the New Testament. Is singular word "mercyseat" circumstantial by the writers’ language translation; or is there significance to Christ becoming both propitiation and mediator between God and men? Notice also, in Ex.25.22 that God was above the mercy seat. No amount of animal blood could purify what man’s hands had crafted for God to sit. The only thing which could purify the mercyseat acceptable to God was the blood of God. Full atonement for man’s sins remained in shadow until Christ shed His blood on the cross at Calvary. I believe this is the seat where Christ resides now. The next seat of Christ will be of course the judgment seat of Christ for Christians; but, this is about mercy not the judgment. Christ is now sitting on His mercyseat making intercession for us before God. By His completed work, He has provided the path back to God, the grace of mercy. Just from me alone, I am sure the current office of Christ is an extremely busy job.