"Now when Moses went into the tabernacle of meeting to speak with Him [God], he heard the voice of One speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the Testimony, from between the two cherubim; thus He [God] spoke to him."
The Lord still speaks (as it were) from "above the mercy seat" today. This is because Jesus Christ's perfect sacrifice for the elect sinners that make up His church is completely pleasing to the Father, and Christ's atonement opens the way for full and free communion (and communication) between God and His children.
Let us often ourselves enter the "tabernacle of meeting," even as Moses did. This begins in church on the Lord's Days (Sundays), but it does not end there. If you are a believer, take advantage of your privileged condition and station in life, and commune with God.
[Puritan quote of the day: "Whether we have comfort or not, both are for our good." --William Bridge, in "A Lifting Up for the Downcast"]