The Ark of the Covenant
I believe that the lost Ark of the Covenant may soon reappear, creating a bond in Israel again to their ancient roots and increasing desire for the temple to be rebuilt. My reasoning comes from the fact that the Ark of the Covenant isn’t mentioned at all in 2 Kings 25, where detailed descriptions of what was taken from the temple by the Babylonians are listed. After this point in scripture, the Ark is not present.
I believe the reason for this is that the priests hid the Ark and some of the temple instruments in the complex cave system under Mount Moriah. This was around 600BC. The reason this is important has to do with the claims of Ron Wyatt. You can read his account at WyattMuseum.com
Ron is dead now, but according to him, in a dig he and an Arab man he hired were going through the tunnels. He said that the man went into a small room and after a second scrambled out of there like he’d seen a ghost. Ron never saw him again. When Ron went in the room, he said he was pressed to the floor. He claims that he was told it was not time yet for the Ark to be uncovered. However, he said he saw the Ark in a stone case with the top broken.
What’s fascinating about the story of his discovery comes before he discovered the Ark. He believes he found the crucifixion site of Christ. He found square cuts in the stone just under a back wall. (Over time this whole area has been filled in with debris, which is why they were digging.) There were notches cut out of the back for posting crimes of those being crucified. This was on the road to Jerusalem and right by Golgotha and just around the corner from the garden tomb. This fits perfectly the description of the crucifixion site from scripture.
These scriptures place the crucifixion site at Golgotha, by the garden tomb, to the North of the city along the road from Caesarea to the Sheep Gate. Crucifixion was a deterrent punishment. By crucifying on the roads coming into towns with crimes posted for each criminal, it made clear that those crimes weren’t tolerated. That’s why I don’t believe Christ was crucified on a hilltop.
So back to Ron Wyatt, he found the cutouts and the slots on the rock behind the crucifixion site. There was also a large crack in the rock behind him.
What Ron found was that the Ark of the Covenant hidden in 600 BC, over half a millennium earlier happened to be hidden directly under the future crucifixion site. When the rocks were rent, the blood of Christ mixed with water flowed down the crack and landed on the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant. Hear Ron Wyatt’s testimony on the testing of the blood he claims to have found there. length: 0:04:22
God the Father gave up His only Son as was foreshadowed with Abraham and Isaac. For Abraham it was a test of faith, for God it’s a show of His love for the world. (John 3:14-21)
Yeshua the Son, gave His life of His own free will to be the perfect sacrifice upon which all the sins of those who believe by faith in Him are redeemed. In this selfless sacrifice the Son showed his great love for His friends. (John 15:9-17)
If Ron Wyatt’s testimony is true, then all this fulfillment of foreshadowing was made possible by faithful servants heeding God’s word to them over 600 years before the events would be fulfilled, placing the Ark in just the right spot below where the Romans would crucify criminals. Then, only until the earthquake rends the rocks was it possible for the blood and water of Yeshua to reach the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant.
This would mean that through the events of the crucifixion, God sprinkled His own Son’s blood on the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant as the last sacrifice, fulfilling the foreshadowing that the high priests had been doing with the blood of lambs and bullocks for centuries past!
According to The Temple Institute:
There are other theories as to its location, from a storeroom in the Harare Museum of Human Science in Zimbabwe put forth by professor Tudor Parfitt to someplace in Ethiopia.
And with the recent examinations of the Copper Scroll, found in the area of the Dead Sea Scrolls, there is the possibility that its hiding place, which Ron Wyatt claimed to have found, will be revealed in the future. Watch The Mystery of the Copper Scroll
“Be not overcome
of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
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