The Ark of the Covenant is a secret gold covered object known to the Jews
Christians and also the Muslims. It has also been made known to a wider audience
by being depicted in various movies. [Music]
But what is the Ark of the Covenant? The oldest texts written about it is the
Torah found in the Jewish Tanakh and in the Old Testament of the Bible. It tells
us about the Supreme God, the one who claimed to be the creator of planet
Earth. He wrote ten laws on two tables of stone. These stones were then placed into
a gold covered chest, the chest itself was then closed with a seat or lid with
two cherubims one on each side of the lid. The Ark was used for two different
purposes, it was above this seat the creator of the earth would manifest
himself as the law and the ark functioned as a throne for the Creator.
Secondly it was put into a sanctuary system along with other holy objects.
No one was allowed to enter the room that housed the Ark except once every
year when a high priest brought blood into the room and placed the blood in
front of the Ark and on the seat of the Ark. This signified how the people's
transgressions against the law in the ark had been brought to justice by a
substitutes blood being brought before the throne.
[Music] It was later moved to the first temple in Jerusalem.
Sometime before the Babylonians besieged
the city and destroyed the temple, it is assumed that it was hidden or that it
[Music] Since then many scholars, theologians,
historians and archeologists have wondered what had happened to it or if
it had even existed. Was it a fact or was it a myth?
No one was allowed to touch the Ark.
On more than one occasion those who violated this law was struck dead.
It also followed the Israelites into war. When it was captured by enemies, they
were struck by plagues until they returned it to its guardians.
It was thought to have magical powers. Over many years there have been many Ark
hunters looking for the Ark of the Covenant or trying to understand the
significance of the Ark. Many have made replicas of it. More than one have
claimed to have discovered it, but so far no one has brought evidence of their
findings so they could be examined. But one claim was to stand out from all the
others in a very special and heart- wrenching way
The disappearance of the Ark has been a mystery for a very long time.
All the sources mentioning its hiding place were written long after its disappearance and
is clearly based on either legends or even guesswork. The last time it was
mentioned in the Bible was when King Josiah ordered it to be placed back into
the temple, but we also know that Babylon conquered Jerusalem in Josiah's sons
days well over 35 years later. One interesting thing about this is that
there is no mention of the ark although other items that was taken are mentioned.
However the book of the Maccabees that came several hundred years after it went
missing, claimed that the Ark had been hidden at the mountain where Moses saw
the promised land before he died. The book of Baruch, an even younger book,
claimed that God let the earth beneath Jerusalem swallow it up and that the Ark
would surface again at the end times. And medieval literature claimed the ark had
been taken to Ethiopia, and some twentieth-century speculation included
Egypt and even Ireland. But what the Ark is, and where it is, might actually be
connected. The main function of the Ark of the Covenant was to be the
governmental seat of God in his earthly temple.
The ark had many assignments outside the sanctuary and wasn't limited to the
sacrificial rituals. Both inside and outside the sanctuary system the Ark was
used to defend God's right as judge and only true God and king of the whole
earth. His claim to this right was written in the law inside the ark which
stated that he was the creator and that the earth, therefore, belonged to Him.
The God of the Bible said the Ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, for all
the earth is Mine. For the Lord Most High is terrible, He is a great king over all
the earth. That is why the ark went in front in the war against the city of
Jericho even though this city didn't accept him as God or being the supreme
authority on earth, He could still judge and sentence them. Although
Nebuchadnezzar, the great leader in Babylon didn't worship the God of Israel,
both he and other kings and great nations in those days, were still judged
by God. The Assyrians, the midianites, Canaanites, Egyptians, Ethiopians,
Philistines and many other nations who rejected God as their God, was still
judged according to God's standard. When the last king of Babylon mocked God in
God's temple he was sentenced by the Lord by the means of a hand writing his
judgment on the wall in front of everyone in the room. God shows that no
matter what religion or ethnic background you have or belong to, you
will be judged according to the standard of the Creator and not by your own moral
standard or the moral standard of your specific culture. One of the Ark's
functions was going before God's people in the wilderness and to lead them to
their resting place. It was present when a dispute of authority about whom God's
chosen was had to be solved. He went before them out into the Jordan River so
the river miraculously opened up for them, making them able to cross over to
the other side. It took part in the confirmation of the covenant between God
and Israel at Mount Ebal. And still, when Israel failed God and was
conquered by the enemy and the Ark was taken from them, God used the Ark to
judge the Philistines and humiliate their gods so that they were forced to
send it back again. In this situation God used the ark as a
status symbol of His kingship. Even when God didn't protect his backsliding
people, He had protected the ark as it represented His authority. This makes it
clear that no man needed to protect it and that God would keep it safe all on
his own. This also eliminates the possibility of it being destroyed. The
Ark had been God's throne on earth and the Bible says: "thy throne O God is for
ever and ever" While Jeremiah had just witnessed
Jerusalem and the temple being destroyed he had something entirely different to
say about God's throne: "Thou O Lord remaineth forever Thy throne from
generation to generation". So what really happened to it? Jeremiah had been told by
God that the city and temple were going to be destroyed. He was prepared and so
where many others. The most natural thing to do, was to hide away the most sacred
object: the Ark of the Covenant. A
[Music] prophetic word on the end times in the
Bible might have given us a clue as to where the ark would resurface: "And it
shall come to pass in the last days... and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord..
for out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem".
In the 19th century archeology got its beginning when different scholars went
looking among the old remains found in the Middle East. From tombs and temples
in Egypt to historical records and Biblical cities in Mesopotamia and
Palestines, the Bible as a historically correct book was evident as ancient
cities and nations mentioned there, ancient writings from other nations
confirmed Scripture. Until then, even the city of Babylon had been a legend to
many people until they recovered it's remains. But Jerusalem had been inhabited
since the Ark disappeared. Many people had just built new buildings on top of
the ancient ones, thus the old city became layers of history one after the
In 1854 a missionary, James Barkley, was walking along the old walls of Jerusalem
when he stumbles across the entry to a major cave underneath the old city full
of tunnels and openings. It's been closed off for centuries and it ran the length
of five city blocks. In 1867 General Sir Charles Warren did the first major
excavations in the old city and the mountain the temple once stood on, he
discovered shafts and tunnels beneath ground level. In 1873 Charles Clermont-
Ganneau, a French Orientalists and archaeologist, discovered a cherub
carved on stone inside the cave.
The cherubim were commonly used in ancient times to guard the entry to a
sacred town or place. This cherubim had similar features to what was popular in
the time the ark disappeared. In 1882 General Gordon, a highly respected
officer, traveled in the Middle East and while looking around in Jerusalem he was
convinced that the traditional place called Golgotha could not be the right
place. The northern section of the Temple Mount that was cut off
seemed like it fit the biblical description and the ancient layout of
the city much better. He started excavations there but he had
to leave to help in a conflict in Sudan where he died and never got to finish
his work. However he did have time to write a letter to a friend containing a
shocking statement. Something had happened that he did not explain. The
northern mountain that Gordon identified as skull hill was also the location for
Jeremiah's cave where he wrote the book of lamentations, the very same book where
Jeremiah had said: "God's throne remain" Gordon said: "the Ark of the Covenant
is there". He also mentioned that other temple furniture could also be found
there. A very strange statement as he never got to finish his excavation, so
how had he come to know? Well the place was left covered up and general Gordon's
letters remained tucked away somewhere safe.
About a hundred years later a man by the name of Ronald Wyatt had started praying
to God to use him to show the world that the Bible was true. Ron had already been
looking into the flood story and investigated the possible remains of
Noah's Ark. He was also studying the Israel exodus from Egypt and a location
where they could have crossed the sea,
finding several old egyptian chariot wheels. He was on one of the diving trips
where he ended up travelling by Jerusalem on his way home. He was walking along the
cliff face with a new acquaintance when his hand suddenly went up on its own and
his hand pointed to a place where some debris and trash was lying in front of
the cliff. Without understanding why or how, he heard himself say: "there is
Jeremiah's grotto and the Ark of the Covenant is there".
Ron was confused at what had happened as he hadn't had such an experience before.
He had not even thought about looking for it. Troubled he went home trying to study
and find out if the Ark being there could even be a possibility. He studied
the Babylonian siege wall at the time when the Ark was last seen. He tried
figuring out when it had to have been removed and also the limitations of both
the time and the place to hide it. He absolutely saw the possibility that the
ark could be hidden beneath somewhere in these tunnel systems. He was convinced
that God himself had inspired him to find it.
[Music] Ron started excavating with his two
sons in the place where his hand had pointed,
[Music] however they soon discovered that a
large mountain rock made digging downwards difficult. Instead they started
digging a few feet to the right. As they started excavating, he quickly found
three niches in the cliff face. Ron thought that perhaps they could be
niches that were meant to hold signs from the Roman period. After all
Golgotha was close to the main road at the time of Jesus and this could have
been where Jesus was crucified. The well-known quote of Quintilian explains:
"Whenever we crucified criminals, very crowded highways are chosen so that many
shall see it and may be moved by fear of it because all punishment does not
pertain so much to revenge as to example". The Golgotha location where the Byzantine
church was built wasn't by a main highway, but this place was. Could these
niches have been used to put signs in that revealed to the people the crimes
the criminals had done? He started thinking that this side of the mountain
could have been the place where people were crucified. He continued excavating
downwards but the ground underneath was very loose, for this reason they went
back to the original place hoping that they could dig around the large rock.
This time they discovered that they could excavate down between the cliff
and the rock, and that the cliff almost formed a roof as they excavated
downwards. While digging downwards he quickly found what appeared to be a
ropecall chiseled into the cliff.
He was about to find out what it could have been used for: 38 feet below ground
level they found themselves in what appeared to be a cistern like structure.
It was round with stairs going down into it.
Ron wondered if it might have been used to store grain and then later was used
as a cistern? He chiselled through the plaster and found a large amount of
pottery amongst the dirt and debris used as fill to form the cistern. When he
showed these pottery pieces to the Antiquities authorities they examined
them and informed Ron that some of them dated all the way back to the Jebusite
era. The specimens that were dated to the most recent was from the Roman period. He
continued along the cliff face underneath where he had found the nishes.
Because of the pottery and coins they found, they understood that they were on
the Roman level. While digging down he found many finger bones that confirmed
his suspicions that this place was once a place for executions. In addition to
crucifixion, stoning was also performed during the Roman Jewish era. Outside the
cistern like structure Ron discovered, he found another circular structure on the
opposite side. Only a base of the circular structure seemed to be intact.
While studying the structure he found a well-preserved section with a wall and
a stone standing horizontally out from the wall in the cliff face. A
few feet in front of it he noticed a square rock that didn't look like a
natural shaped rock. He carefully picked it up and found a squarish hole
in the bedrock underneath. Could this have been a crosshole? As he examined this
hole and cleared away the dirt around it, he discovered that it had a large crack
extending out from it. It appeared that the hole was chiseled into a platform in
the bedrock in front. On a lower level he found several other cross holes, but he
couldn't get the thought out of his head that the one on the platform with the
crack extending out from it could have been the hole that held the cross of
Christ. He remembered the scripture saying that an earthquake shook the
mountain when Christ died. Could this crack point to the hole holding the
cross? The cross whole extended 23 inches into solid bedrock, while the
crack appear to extend much deeper.
It is not unlikely that they would have known where Christ was crucified and he
had many followers who would want to turn the site into a place of
remembrance. The Golgotha the Catholic Church and Orthodox churches both use
was first ordered to be built by Constantine the Great
around the Year 325 or 326 over the remains of an old pagan temple. This
happened many years after Christ was crucified, but these remains that Ron
discovered was Roman and could date back shortly after the crucifixion. After
years 70 AD the Jews were either killed or moved and the city was reduced to a
Roman camp. This could mean that the site was no longer used for crucifixions. Ron
found coins in the building structure dating back to 135 AD and before but
none after. In hundred and thirty AD the Christians was favored in place of the
Jews and this structure was therefore likely built by Christians at this time
or earlier. This means that this was probably the first site that was
recognized as the actual Golgotha. The Golgotha that the Byantine church was
built over about 200 years later, was constructed when knowledge about these
places had been more or less lost. The closer the time were to the crucifixion,
the more they would have known about the details of what happened. The fact that
the coins Ron found in the ancient building where from a hundred and
thirty-five AD indicates that whoever built and used this ancient structure
apparently abandoned it at the time and left the region. The fact that the
foundations are still intact might indicate that it didn't suffer
destruction at the hands of invaders, but most likely fell into disuse and decay.
Eventually over time it was covered in dirt and debris. Whatever was the case,
the evidence showed that the structure might have been constructed long before
the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Ron and his two sons had worked here over a
period of nearly two years. They continued looking down at the
Roman level for a cave or an entrance to a tunnel, but without any luck.
Ron found himself impressed to break through a crack in the cliff wall. They
all prayed and continued to feel impressed.
They used hammers and chisels and after a short time they could see an open
space behind. They enlarged a hole so they could get through the cave. On the
inside it was 15 feet high and wide. Ron had at first gotten excited when discovering
the cave thinking the Ark might be right there inside it, but it was empty and led
to a myriads of shafts and openings inside the mountain.
Ron continued to search every cave and opening he could possibly find inside
the colossal cave system.
For two years they went back and forth between the States and Jerusalem to earn
money at home so they could come back and continue the search. In December 1981
they continued their work inside the cave system looking into any opening,
crack or cave they could find. However, all three of them ended up with a cold.
Ron's two sons went back to the States and Ron had to rely on help from others
to continue. He wasn't going to give up and felt God had promised him that he
would find the Ark on this specific trip. But now he had used all of his money, he
was sick and the work was very hard and exhausting. One of the locals that were
helping him went through some of the smaller openings as he was thinner and
could get into places Ron couldn't. While looking around
Ron found a chimney-like passage and from there a small tunnel where Ron had
to exhale in order to squeeze himself through.
He then noticed a Stalactite about 16 inches long in front of the cliff wall.
Behind it was a hole and Ron tried to look through it without any luck so he
enlarged it a little and could see a cave inside, but it didn't look too
promising and appeared to be a cave full of rocks. But he was determined to look
everywhere, he enlarged a hole enough for his helper to crawl in but he came
quickly out again with a terrified look on his face crying: "What is in there, what
is in there? I'm not going back in there". And then he tried to get out of the cave
system as fast as he could. Now Ron realized that there might be something
there and enlarged the hole enough for him to squeeze himself in. It was now
January the 6th, 1982. There was about 18 inches of clearance between the rocks
and the ceiling.
Ron started shining his flashlight down through the rocks to see if there was
anything underneath. He saw some dry rotten Timbers and under it some dry
rotten animal skins that turned into powder when he touched it. He then saw
something reflecting back, something shiny and golden. At first he thought it
could be the Ark of the Covenant, but when removing the animal skin he saw
a gold venerate table with a raised molding around the side which consisted
of an alternative pattern of a bell and a pomegranate. Ron felt sure this had to
be from the first temple or the missing Tabernacle furniture, and could be the
original table of showbread. He then started to investigate the chamber more
closely and looked around. He used his light and noticed a crack in the ceiling.
Climbing closely to the rocks to the rear of the chamber he saw a stone case
right underneath the crack. It had a flat stone top which was cracked in two and a
smaller section moved to the side creating an opening into the stone case.
But the top was too close to the ceiling for him to be able to look inside it. He
noticed a black substance in the crack above it and some more of the black
substance on the edge of the lid leading into the box. The crack in the ceiling
was directly above the crack part of the lid where it was open and some of the
black substance had to have fallen into the case. It was at this time as Ron
recalls, the instant realization of what had happened here dawn on him that
he passed out. [Music]
When he realized that the crack in the ceiling was the end of the crack
extending from the cross hole found in the elevated platform many feet above
him, and the black substance was blood that had fallen through the crack and
into the stone case, he knew the ark was in the stone case. But the most
overwhelming realization was that Christ blood had actually fallen on the mercy
seat on the Ark of the Covenant.
Ron was passed out for some time. He later came back to the cave and managed
to confirm that it really was the Ark of the Covenant. He informed the Israeli
government of the discovery but was told to keep it quiet. Ron could not stay
silent for long. Ron visited the chamber several times
and reported that several items were in there in addition to the Ark of the
Covenant in the stone case. The Seven-branch Candlestick holder with
their lamps from the original sanctuary, The Golden Altar of Incense, the Table of
Showbread, a golden censer, an ephod, a Mitra with an ivory pomegranate on the
tip, a brass shekel weight, oil lamps and a brass ring and a very large sword.
In the back of the ark was a small open cubicle which still contains the book of
the law presumingly the one Moses himself wrote. To his understanding the
book of Genesis was not there. It amazed Ron that these scrolls written on
animal skins were still in perfect condition. He then began to realize that
the ark had to have been taken into this chamber somehow. It couldn't be where he
entered because he had cut through stone to get in. Removing some of the
stones he found a larger entrance going south towards Zedekiah's cave on the
other side of the road where the cherubim had been found. This tunnel was
however blocked with many large rocks and Ron had no way of moving them out of
the tunnel from where he entered. Ron had a laboratory in Israel analyze the
blood remains he had found in the crack and on the mercy seat of the Ark. The
result shocked them beyond anything.
First of all, in this analysis, I took the blood into a laboratory in Israel I
asked one of the people I work with then in the Antiquity where is a good
laboratory that does reliable work, and they said "such and such", I
and I took it there. I said: Please examine this blood and tell me what you can tell me
about it ..they said We're going to reconstitute it. We are going to
put it in normal saline and keep it at body temperature for 72 hours with
gentle swirling. That's their business. I said: I want
to be there when you check it out. They said: Fine. so I was back and they checked it
out I said now they said: It's human blood, we can tell
that. They did whatever tests they needed to do. Then I said: Take some of the
white blood cells and put them in a growth medium and keep them at body
temperature for 48 hours. They said, that will do no good, because it's
dead. I said would you please do that for me and they said okay we'll do it. So
anyway, I said I want to be there when you take it out and examine it. I was
back there they took it out and examined it under a microscope and the one
technician called the other one over there, and then they called the boss over
there, and they were talking Hebrew a while, a minute.. and
they looked at me and they said: Mr. Wyatt, this human blood only has 24
chromosomes in it. Everybody else has 46, that is 23 from
your mother and 23 from your father. 22 autosomes from your mother and 22 autosomes
from your father. You get an X from your mother and you may
get an X or Y from your father. This blood had 23 chromosomes
from the mother side and one Y chromosome only. You see, a child could not have
developed if it did not have autosomes from their mother, so all of his
physical characteristics were determined by his mother's side of the family, her
autosomes. His maleness was determined by this one Y that came from a source, but not a
human male Then they said: This blood is alive.
Then they said: Whose blood is this?
I said: it's the blood of your Messiah
When the blood went on the mercy seat it was proven that it was sinn against
this very law Christ took the penalty for. Our sins against God's laws, not
human laws or any other religious laws. And these are the laws we need to repent
for having opposed and furthermore that God had really sent his son to die in
our place. Ron wanted to show everything to the world right away but God stopped
[Music] On his fourth visit the chamber and
tunnel were all cleared up and the furniture arranged in their order.
Ron instantly felt the presence of angels in the room and saw four angels,
two standing on each side of the Ark.
They told him they were assigned to protect the Ark and then they told Ron
to put his camera on a tripod and film.
They lifted of the mercy-seat and helped him take out the ten commandments
written on the two tables of stone. Ron then held them showing them to the
camera. They then told Ron when God had planned to show this to the world: at
God's appointed time, when national Sunday laws are made at force, shortly
after that they will be shown to the world.
Ron instantly knew what the angel meant as he had studied the topic beforehand.
The angel was talking about the enforcement of the mark of the beast
mentioned in Revelation 13 and 14 as the last deception and test coming over the
world before Christ's second coming. The law and Christ's blood is a testimony
countering a man-made version of God's commandments that will be forced upon
people all over the world. Also it will confront the wrong conditions of
salvation that has been preached to many people by religious leaders. Ron died in
1999 without seeing it fulfilled but he knew the evidence of what happened was
on tape and he used his last months and years to tell people about the love of
Christ and his sacrifice for us. Then he warned people of the coming mark of the
beast' law. Please listen to his important message and warning: Well, this set of laws, is the one
that God's subjects have to keep, it's under his throne in heaven and on earth.
Because Moses was told to make his dwelling place, God's earthly
dwelling place, after the manner shown him on the mountain, the pattern
shown him in the mountain. This mercy seat was the earthly throne
of God, and still is, and the Shekinah glory dwelt there for hundreds of years,
until the Jews became so rebellious and paganistic, that God
decided He wouldn't dwell among them anymore. We may take a look at that a
little bit (later) but this is what the mercy seat is all about. There is one
statement in the Scripture, that is in 2.Tess, chapter 2. It talks about the man
of sin that will sit in the temple of God showing himself that He is God -
To look at it quickly. It would imply that if anyone will be able to
sit in the temple of God that there will have to be one built.
But there's no one there now.
On the planet earth, at this point of time, there is an individual and he and his ancestors in this position, have changed the law of God.
They eliminated the second commandment, that say: You shall not make unto thee any graven image, or
any likeness of any things that is in heaven above… nor serve them, 2. Mos. 20.4.5.
That kind of interfered with the way they wanted to do things, so they eliminated that,
and divided nr. 10 (the tenth commandment) in two, so the number would still be ten. Yes, the
table of stone was found in the ark of the covenant. I personally
removed them with the assistance of four angels, who lifted the mercy seat, that
I would estimate weighted about 900 pounds of solid gold. And one of these angels
told me to take the tables of stone out. He said God wants everyone to see
those. So, I took them out, backed off, and stood there frozen in place, well I just
can't describe the physical or mental stage I was in.
If I didn’t have any physical evidence to prove it happened,
I would think I had a dream or something. But they are now available to be shown. But we
won't say.. actually they are on a stone edge in the same chamber, that is
where the angel put them after I handed them to him.- I did not know what to do with them. And I was
told that these are to be presented with the blood evidence when the mark of the
beast law is past or enforced. Now I know that everybody wonders about what it is.
We (you) have all heard rumors and stories and all of this. I will
tell you quick and simple. If you keep the ten commandments that God wrote upon those
tables of stone, about which he said in Psalms 89 34.
He said: “My covenant will I not brake or alter the things that goes out of my lips”.
He spoke the ten commandments from the mountain top. He wrote them on stones
and he said nothing will change.
If you keep that law you will receive the seal of God. Soon there will be a set
of manmade laws, best intentions, surrounded by a barrage of Celebrious
soliloquies and sepulchral solicitudes.
That's all kinds of stories and all of this, instigated by the devil, to make
you think that this is the best thing that ever happened to the human race.
That you just would want to go along with it voluntarily. This manmade law will
require that you brake Gods ten commandments. Christ said of the pharisees, that
it is in vain that they worship Me, teaching the doctrines and commandments
If you keep those manmade laws and brake Gods ten commandments, you will
receive the mark of the beast. Nobody has the mark of the beast at this point of time.
You can only get it after these laws have been enforced. Now, is that hard? When a bunch of
of manmade laws are passed and enforced, that require you to brake God's
Ten Commandments, the penalty for not keeping those laws is that you cannot
buy or sell. This is the mark of the beast
We will say, friends. Keep this law and you will receive the seal of God. Keep the
laws that man has made that force us to break God's law, and we have the mark of
the beast. That may sound a little simple I know that there are people who say it's a
computer chip and all kinds of stories. It is keeping the laws of man instead of
the laws of God. As Christ said to his disciples, when speaking of the Jewish
leaders in his day, he said: For it is in vain that they do worship Me teaching
for doctrines the commandments of men. God did not accept Cain’s
offering of fruit and vegetables. He will not accept any substitute for our
loyalty to Him, by keeping His ten commandments. And there will come
a time, when you do that, you will not be able to buy or sell.
In Psalms 89:34 He said: “My covenant will I not brake nor alter the things that is gone
out of my lips.” That means the 10 commandments
which is the covenant. He will not change what he spoke from the mountain top,
that is recorded in the twentieth chapter of Exodus. He won't change that.
When I saw the tables of stone, and saw what they said, they said exactly the
same thing that the original Hebrew text say in the book of Exodus. Exactly,
and that will not change. Now, the Bible warns us that Satan will
come with (miracles) and lying wonders. How can we tell what is the miracles of Satan,
because he is a supernatural being and all the fallen angels are
supernatural beings? They can do things that are miraculous, from our point of
view. How can we tell what is of God and what is not? if they say that Gods commandments are
binding, to brake those is to sin, then they are of God. If they say anything other
than that, they are not of God, and we have no business listening to them, regardless of
what kind of miracles they are performing.
The tables of stones will be on display and
after the national Sunday law is enforced. That is the exact words of the angel, as I