For many years archaeologists searched tirelessly for the sacred Ark of the Covenant, a priceless treasure of Israel which had been lost. However, the honour of making this significant discovery was granted by Almighty God to Ronald Eldon Wyatt, a humble, faithful follower of Jesus Christ who trusted the Lord to lead him in his search.
Ron Wyatt, an anaesthesiologist, archaeologist and adventurer, discovered the place where the Lord was crucified, and twenty feet below that, hidden deep under the ground without anyone knowing about it, he discovered the Ark of the Covenant. The prophet Jeremiah had hidden the Ark there for safekeeping, along with other sacred objects from the first Temple in Jerusalem, just prior to the arrival of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon to destroy Jerusalem 600 years before Jesus was crucified. There are many tunnels beneath Jerusalem. The sacred objects were hidden in a chamber and the entrance was sealed.
Ron began his search by coming in from the back where the quarry is, because he just knew in his heart and his spirit that the Ark of the Covenant was hidden somewhere there. So he explored the numerous cave systems with his two sons, and he finally found the Ark in Jeremiah’s cave under the city of Jerusalem. Wyatt found the Ark was being guarded by four Angels. One of the Angels directed him to take a blood sample from the Mercy Seat and have it analysed, which he did.
When Ron Wyatt discovered the Ark, the stone box which was protecting it had been broken by the earthquake and there was some dark-red substance that had sprinkled on the top of the box where the lid was broken and down onto the Mercy Seat: it was the Lord’s blood. When the Earth quaked the rock split asunder. Then the Lord’s blood, which was pooled up in His body, was released by the Centurion’s spear and the blood went straight down, 20 feet, and landed on the cover for the Ark of the Covenant. Since the cover was broken, Jesus’ blood was able to be sprinkled on the Mercy Seat itself.
Scripture makes it clear that in the Temple service, the High Priest would sprinkle the blood of the sacrifice on the Mercy Seat on the annual Day of Atonement for the sins of the nation. The Ark of the Covenant had been carefully preserved and protected from contamination so that Jesus could complete the one and only sacrifice which could atone for the sins of the world. Jesus Christ, as the Great High Priest was the only One whose blood could be sprinkled on the Mercy Seat, and God alone could do that.
Hebrews records, concerning the Tabernacle in the Wilderness, “The priests would routinely go in and out of the first chamber to perform their religious duties. And the high priest was permitted to enter the Holiest Sanctuary of All only once a year and he could never enter without first offering sacrificial blood for both his own sins and for the sins of the people.” Hebrews 9: 6-7 The Passion Translation.
“But now the Anointed One has become the King-Priest of every wonderful thing that has come. For he serves in a greater, more perfect heavenly tabernacle not made by men. And he has entered once and forever into the Holiest Sanctuary of All, not with the blood of animal sacrifices, but the sacred blood of his own sacrifice. And he alone has made our salvation secure forever!” Hebrews 9: 11-12, The Passion Translation.
Refuting sceptics who seek to discredit Ron Wyatt’s claim to have discovered the Ark of the Covenant.
In addition to finding the Ark of the Covenant, Ron Wyatt also made almost 100 other alleged Bible-related discoveries which have been authenticated by the Vatican, scientists, historians, biblical scholars, and others.
“Some have said, ‘God did use Ron on the other discoveries, but he lied about the Ark.’ If that were true, however, Ron would have been out of the will of God in January 1982, when he said he found it. But it cannot be true that he lied about his discovery of the Ark because God was still using Ron when, in 1989, he found the Sodom and Gomorrah sites.
“The following information settles the question for me: Shortly after Ron Wyatt says he located the Ark, the Israeli Antiquities Authority sent six men into the underground complex of caves to retrieve it; all six were struck dead. This is according to the Antiquities Authority and not Mr Wyatt. They then had to ask Mr Wyatt to go into the caves and retrieve the bodies. Remember that the Lord our God will only allow one man whom He has deemed worthy to enter in with the Ark. So the question then becomes if, in fact, the true Ark is not in those caves, what killed those men?”
“We are talking about a man who, along with his only two sons, risked being executed by Saudi authorities for locating Mount Sinai. They were arrested and detained for a long time and only through some divine Providence were they freed. This man had some kind of divine blessings about him. Without a doubt someone was guiding his hand, and I don’t understand why he would be shown all he has been shown and yet be misled when it came to the Ark.” Rick Rigdon
“The Lord used Ron Wyatt to prove His Word is valid. If the Lord blessed Ron Wyatt to locate Sodom and Gomorrah why would he lie about the others? God is not going to show a man His glory if he’s going to lie about another matter. Makes absolutely no sense! Ron Wyatt is a humble God-fearing man with light in his words who on his deathbed did not change his story. That proves to me beyond a shadow of a doubt he’s telling the truth.” Talterri Law.
Jesus Christ Himself explains why the awesome discovery of the Ark could only be entrusted to Ron Wyatt
Jesus said, “I could not allow a carnally-minded man to make this discovery. It had to be a devout servant. Besides, those who have not been baptised and had their sins forgiven would immediately react the way the young man who was helping him reacted, for My power and eminence radiated from that place.” Ron Wyatt was having a young man help him, and when he got close to the Ark in one of the caves, he was scared silly and came running out and said, “I don’t know what’s in there, but I’m not going back in!” And that’s when Ron knew that the Ark was in there.
Jesus continued, “It took years and years of preparation, breaking and reforming before I could even allow him this find. Years and years and years. Being an anaesthesiologist gave him the opportunity many, many times to witness death. A holy fear rested in his heart, the good kind of fear. The reality of eternity was something he witnessed firsthand, so many times; it really helped to prepare his heart.
“His whole heart was to prove that the Bible was true. He was a holy and dedicated man, not a spark of self-interest. He, too, was under the anvil of correction many, many times. He humbled himself before Me. He repented for moments of vain-glory. I rewarded his dedication and his whole life’s work with this crowning achievement, because his heart was totally for Me and he sought My will before doing anything.”
“When I died, the Earth shook and rent asunder. That is when I descended into Sheol. When the Centurion came back to *thrust the spear into My body’s side, the blood and water pooling and waiting to exit just naturally poured down the crack in the Earth. Angels lined the entire way down that crack, the entire way. None was lost. That sealed your redemption, once and for all, Were it necessary, I would do it all over again just to have you with Me in Heaven.” *See John 19: 31-37.
What is the Ark of the Covenant?
The Ark is a sacred chest, about two and a half feet high and wide and four and a half feet long, made of wood, covered with gold leaf, and transported by means of two long poles that ran through rings placed on its side. When not being carried during the wilderness wanderings, it was housed within the Holy of Holies – the inner sanctuary of the Tabernacle, or Tent of Meeting, during the years the Israelites were in the Sinai desert after their miraculous escape from Egypt.
In addition to Exodus 25: 10- 22, in which Moses is given precise instructions for building the Ark of the Covenant, the Ark is mentioned more than forty other times in Scripture: in Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, I Samuel, 2 Samuel, Psalms and Revelation. It is also known as The Ark of God, The Ark of God’s Strength, The Ark of the Covenant of the Lord and The Ark of the Testimony. The Ark was an important foreshadowing of Jesus Christ as the only place of atonement for sins. The term ‘Mercy Seat’ is associated with the Hebrew word for atonement, and the lid of the Ark was called a ‘Seat’ because Almighty God was seated there between the two cherubim. It was there that God spoke from between the cherubim.
The awesome power of the earthly presence of Almighty God on the Mercy Seat
When the Philistines conquered Israel and captured the Ark of the Covenant, they put it in the temple of their god Dagon. The power of the earthly presence of Almighty God between the cherubim on the Mercy Seat caused Dagon to fall on its face before the Ark and break into pieces:
Later, after much physical suffering on account of the stolen Ark being among them for seven months, the Philistines returned it to Israel with trespass offerings. They put the Ark on a brand new cart pulled by two cows which had not been yoked before, and had only just been separated from their calves. The cows pulled the cart straight to Israel. It was not natural for cows just separated from their calves to go a long journey away from them, and directly to Israel too.
It is recorded in 2 Samuel 6 that in Israel, when the cows seemed to be stumbling, Uzzah put out his band to save the Ark from falling to the ground. He was instantly struck dead by the power of God, bringing the fear of God on all Israel. The Ark of the Covenant is holy, and although Uzzah’s intention was good he had no right to touch it.
As stated above, a man who was helping Ron Wyatt in his search for the Ark was scared out of his wits by the supernatural power he could feel as he and Ron drew near to the location of the Ark. He ran off and did not dare to return. That assured Ron Wyatt that he was getting very close indeed to finding to the Ark.
When, much later, the Israeli Antiquities Authority sent six men to retrieve the Ark of the Covenant from Jeremiah’s Cave, they were all struck dead by the power of God’s presence on the Mercy Seat. The IAA had to ask Ron Wyatt to remove the six bodies for burial as he alone was appointed and anointed by God to approach the Ark.
The earthly presence of God dwelt between the cherubim which stood facing each other on the solid gold lid of the Ark, known as the Mercy Seat. Carefully preserved within the Ark were the two stone tablets on which the Finger of God had inscribed the Ten Commandments as Moses, His appointed leader, stood watching in reverent awe.
The awesome presence of Almighty God dwelt immediately above the Ark of the Covenant between the golden cherubim on the lid. The Law of God, inscribed on the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments, was housed inside the Ark. God is showing here that He places His mercy above the Law. Every single one of us has broken some of the Ten Commandments, but under the mercy of God there is forgiveness for us all. In His infinite mercy, God decreed that the High Priest should go once a year into the Holy of Holies of the Tabernacle, the Most Holy Place, where the only furniture was the Ark. Firstly, he had to cleanse himself thoroughly and make atonement for his own sins and the sins of his family with the blood of sacrifice. Then, and only then, could the High Priest make atonement for the people’s sins by sprinkling the blood of an unblemished slaughtered animal directly on the Mercy Seat, between the earthly presence of God and His Law, thus making atonement for the sins of the entire nation. This ceremony had to be repeated year after year on the Day of Atonement.
God said to Moses, “The life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.” Leviticus 17: 11
The Tabernacle, with its provision for animal sacrifice, and the sprinkling of blood on the Mercy Seat on the Day of Atonement, beautifully foreshadowed the work of Jesus Christ in His atoning death on the cross for the sins of the whole world. The Tabernacle, or Sanctuary, was a focal point for the Israelites; they realised that Almighty God was living among them.
Layout of the Tabernacle.
In the Outer Court was the Brazen Altar of burnt offerings where animals were sacrificed, and the Laver where the priests cleansed themselves. Inside the Tent of the Tabernacle itself were two parts: the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies, or Most Holy Place. In the Holy Place were housed the Altar of Incense, the Golden Candlestick and the Table of Shewbread. The Holiest Place – Holy of Holies – was separated from the Holy Place by a thick, heavy curtain. The only furniture in the Holy of Holies was the Ark of the Covenant, and the High Priest alone was appointed to enter, and only once a year, on the Day of Atonement. He could not enter without sacrificial blood in atonement for his own and his family’s sins, and only then was he in a position to make atonement for the sins of the nation. The blood had to be sprinkled on the Mercy Seat to make atonement for sin.
The Tabernacle was erected in the middle of the camp during the wilderness wandering of the Children of Israel. They travelled for forty years before reaching the Promised Land which God had given to them.
The priests – the entire tribe of Levi – pitched their tents next to the Tabernacle, surrounding it as the illustration below indicates All the other tribes’ tents were pitched to encircle the Levites.
How the Ark of the Covenant came to be hidden underground
After the Children of Israel’s miraculous deliverance from Egypt and subsequent wilderness wanderings, they settled in the Promised Land. The Ark was eventually kept in the temple known as Solomon’s Temple.
Some 600 years prior to the crucifixion of Jesus, the Babylonians under King Nebuchadnezzar invaded and destroyed much of Jerusalem, including the Temple. When the Babylonians began their attack, they built a huge Siege Wall around the city so that nobody could get in or out. In response, the Israelites built many tunnels so that they could move about the city without causing alarm. Many of these tunnels still exist today and ancient artefacts have been found in some before. Ron Wyatt found that the Ark of the Covenant, the most sacred and priceless of all the Jewish artefacts, was hidden in an underground chamber which was sealed and forgotten.
Jesus explains the reason for the specific the location of the Ark
Jesus said to one of His proven prophets, “Remember the Blood I poured upon the Mercy Seat positioned by the prophet Jeremiah exactly beneath the Altar of Sacrifice, that is, the Cross on which I was crucified. And note that I died of a broken heart; the water and blood mingled and the volume was sufficient to carry it downwards 20 feet and stain the walls. None of the other victims shed their blood in this way. This was done by My Father to pay the debt of your sins forever. My Father wasted not one drop, but saw to it that it was sprinkled on the Mercy Seat, that all might be fulfilled in Me when I said: ‘It is finished.’ These are profoundly holy precepts and understandings, and I wish for you to take your time with them and meditate upon the full meaning of My death for you and all mankind.”
What a mighty Act of God to inspire the prophet Jeremiah to conceal the Ark of the Covenant in a location that would prove to be directly underneath the cross on which Jesus died, and to cause an earthquake to open a crack in the rock leading from the cross to the Ark hidden 20 feet directly below. To ensure that Jesus was dead, the Centurion stuck his spear into His side and pierced His spleen. Blood and water came out and fell through the crack opened in the rock by the earthquake and was sprinkled on the Mercy Seat. The earthquake caused the lid of the stone box in which Jeremiah had carefully encased the Ark to break open in exactly the right place for the blood of Jesus to be sprinkled on the Mercy Seat.
Awesome Significance of the Blood of Jesus on the Mercy Seat
It is highly significant that the overall layout of the furniture in the Tabernacle in the Wilderness was in the form of a cross:
* In the Holy of Holies was the Ark of the Covenant alone, separated from the Holy Place by a very thick, heavy veil.
* In the Holy Place were three items: the Golden Candlestick (seven-branched Menorah), the Altar of Incense, and the Table of Shewbread.
* In the Outer Court was the Bronze Laver where the priests washed themselves, and the Bronze Altar on which animals were burned in sacrifice and their blood subsequently offered to Almighty God.
Jesus Christ, the Great High Priest (Hebrews 4: 14-16) was the only One whose blood could be physically sprinkled on the Mercy Seat. It was undoubtedly an Act of God that everything was in exactly the right place, and that there was an earthquake which enabled the blood of Jesus to be sprinkled directly on the Mercy Seat.
On the instruction of one of the four Angels who had been guarding the Ark of the Covenant since Jeremiah concealed it in the cave, Ron Wyatt removed a sample of Jesus’ blood from the Mercy Seat and paid a lab in Israel to do an analysis of His blood. On the Angel’s instruction, he also asked them to do a chromosome count. However, they informed Ron that it was impossible to do a chromosome test on dead white blood cells. They agreed, eventually, to do the test and began viewing the cells under the microscope. To their astonishment, they saw cells dividing before their eyes. This blood was alive! The Israeli scientists could not believe what they were seeing.
The blood of Jesus was found to be unique – unlike any other human blood! Each cell contained only 24 chromosomes, compared to the normal count of 46. Jesus had received 23 chromosomes from His Mother, Mary, and just one ‘Y’ chromosome from His heavenly Father to designate a male child. This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
Other scientists in the lab where asked to come and see for themselves. With tears in their eyes they asked, “Whose blood is this?” Ron Wyatt replied, also in tears, “It is the blood of your Messiah.”
No other male human being has ever had this same chromosome count; and Jesus’ shed blood is still alive 2,000 years after He died! It is unique, and proves His divinity to the world before He returns in the Rapture.
Irrefutable scientific evidence that Jesus Christ is the Son of God
Please take a few moments to watch this breathtaking Video showing Ron Wyatt’s account of the scientific analysis and chromosome count of the blood of Jesus, and the Jerusalem lab technicians’ reaction to irrefutable scientific evidence that Jesus Christ is indeed the Son of God:
Note from So Greatly Loved
The discovery of the Ark of the Covenant, and subsequent chromosome count of the blood of Jesus Christ found on the Mercy Seat, the place of atonement for sins, has to be the most breathtaking and meaningful revelation since Jesus came to earth to save us from our sins by His atoning death on Calvary. It was without a shadow of a doubt an Act of God that the Ark should have been concealed for safekeeping precisely below the cross on which Jesus died. It was another Act of God that the earthquake that occurred right then opened a crack in the rock leading from the cross of Jesus straight to the Mercy Seat twenty feet below, thus enabling the blood of Jesus to be sprinkled on it. It was yet another Act of God that the Romans did not break the legs of Jesus, as they invariably did to their victims, but instead, Jesus’ side was pierced by the Centurion’s spear, and this released the pooled blood and water in His body to flow directly onto the place of atonement for sin. Jesus fulfilled all the types and figures perfectly, and cried out in victory, “It is finished!”
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