News Letter 5859-030
The 7th Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 28th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 14th day of the 8th month 5859 years after the creation of Adam
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence
D-Day + 8 of the Abomination
September 30, 2023
Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah, We continue to “Watch for you do not know the day or the hour…”
Shabbat Shalom Family,
It is now D-Day + 8. It is now 8 days after September 22, 2023.
What is going on?
We began to warn people about 2020 starting in 2005. In the years leading up to 2020, we promised to take down the website of sightedmoon.com if, indeed, nothing happened. When COVID hit, we did not know what was going on. We were expecting war to come at Shavuot, not a plague at Passover. We did not understand the magnitude of COVID-19 at that time. I had focused on the sword aspect of the curse and not given as much focus on the Plague and Famine parts. I was wrong for doing so, but that is what I did.
It was only in December of 2022 that a friend told me to look at the word for sword, and in Hebrew, it can also mean drought or parched land. The world was experiencing droughts and rivers drying up around the world starting in 2018. Famines had gone from 80 Million in 2016 to 345 million in 2023. COVID redirected us to go over once again what we understood and to refocus.
Needless to say, we did not shut down sightedmoon.com in 2020 because something huge had taken place and it was not until 2021 that we finally understood the importance of it. But the conspiracy people were in full force and did not credit Yehovah for sending this plague for our sins. We wasted a lot of time rebuking and correcting them, yet even today, many do not repent of having syncretized Yehovah’s word with all their conspiracies.
Once we realized what happened in 2020, the Daniel 12 prophecy of 1290 days began to count as well as the prophecy of Daniel 8 with its 2300 mornings and evenings.
We began to write our books about the Restoration of All Things and The Abomination That Makes Desolate to be able to write to you The 10 Days of Awe. These other books were to be minor works leading up to the 10 Days of Awe book. Even though we did publish these two first, the 10 Days of Awe proved once again to be another huge work, which could have been divided into at least two, if not three more books.
I am humbled to know Yehovah has again shown us a major prophetic event and given it to us to witness and testify about. As we said last week in a special report to our supporters only, no, it did not come on September 22, 2023.
So, has the Abomination finally been set up?
In our Book, we told you that we did not know what exactly we were looking for. Would it be a statue, a Red Heifer offering or something else? We speculated about each one and why we considered them. We also told you we did not know which date it would be set up on. Was it going to happen on Sept 22, 1290 days after W.H.O. announced the pandemic on March 11, 2020? Would the 1290 count start from the Sabbath, which came three days later on March 14, or the 7th Day of Unleavened Bread, which came seven days later on March 17, 2020? I did not know. But we were watching all of them.
So Sept 22, 2023 came and went, but we already told you that a shrine was recently built in which a statue of Mary was going to be set up. The timing of it was so perfect as the shrine was ready by Sept 22, 2023. We felt we were right on with our understanding. But it was not set up.
Why was it not installed?
OK, so we waited and watched for the next potential date of Sept 25, counting from the Sabbath during Unleavened Bread in 2020. No, it was not set up.
But several things began to weigh on me. I had been uncovered. Each day while I stayed there a new person would ask me if I was a follower of Mary. I told them I was raised Catholic and married Catholic, trying to change the topic, but they would insist on knowing if I was a worshipper of Mary. I would wave my hand and shake my head, saying no I was not.
Many people here at the Convent found it absolutely amazing that I was reading my bible. They had never done that. When I told them I would read my bible and then go to that place to see if what it said was true, they could not believe it. They had never read it let alone studied it.
I had asked the Convent if I could extend my stay but was denied, with the place claiming to be packed during the next two weeks with people from Ukraine. The assistant director asked me if I was with the Tom Hess group at the King of King Conference on the Mount of Olives. I said no and asked who he was. He told me but I had never heard of him.
Then something the director said came back to mind. Some American evangelists were causing problems, and he thought I was one of them. He thought our group was part of them.
I was not able to find a new hotel to stay in unless I was going to pay over 5000 and as much as 9000 shekels for the next week. But I decided to check this one Hotel I had not looked into and sure enough they had a room and it was at a very cheap price. And as I signed and paid for the room at the front desk, out of this room beside the office, people began to play Messianic music. There was a group of Messianics singing Messianic songs at 9 AM. I thought this was so weird.
What is going on?
Why are they here, and why did they begin to sing just as I signed in? What is Yehovah doing now?
When I moved over to this new place after I said goodbye to Yehovah at the Convent, I discovered they were from The United States and were indeed here for the Feast.
The 7th day of Unleavened Bread and 1290 days later is Sept 29, 2023. I am here and watching still to see if the Abomination is set up.
There is one more date we can attach to the 1290-day counting. Then a sister reminded me that the State of Israel, did not shut down on March 11. No, it was not until March 25, 2020, that the state of Israel shut down 14 Days after the W.H.O. announcement.
Holy Land churches, mosques, synagogues close for coronavirus
Public religion in the Holy Land has ground to a halt due to the coronavirus.
March 26, 2020
By Michele Chabin
JERUSALEM (RNS) — In the days before the novel coronavirus, the thought that every church, synagogue and mosque in the Holy Land would be ordered shut was simply unimaginable.
Yet that is today’s reality.
On Wednesday (March 25), the Israeli government instituted a nearly complete COVID-19 lockdown that includes the closure of all houses of worship. The directive permits 10 worshippers to pray outdoors, provided they stand at least 6 feet apart.
The day before, the Ministry of Health revealed that 24% of infected Israelis had contracted the virus in synagogues. Another 5% were exposed in yeshivas.
In the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority shuttered all mosques and churches, including the Church of the Nativity, weeks ago after an outbreak of the virus in Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus and the territory’s most visited site.
Mosques and churches in Gaza, ruled by Hamas, are also closed to worshippers.
Although communal religious practice is being curtailed around the world in an attempt to thwart the virus’s spread, the limitations on communal prayer, coupled with the total collapse of religious tourism before Passover, Easter and Ramadan, is hitting the Holy Land particularly hard.
Two weeks before Easter, which falls on April 12, Bethlehem’s streets are deserted, its shops locked tight. No one is permitted to enter the city, and almost no one is permitted to leave it.
“It’s an extremely difficult time for families because Easter is high season,” said Wadie Abunassar, an adviser to and spokesman for church leaders in the Holy Land. “But what can we do? Even the Vatican is closed. We are not unique. Health must come first.”
In Israel, religious tourism is also nonexistent, and hotels are empty or being used to quarantine patients who have tested positive for the virus. Citizens have been told to hold their Passover Seder at home, with only their nuclear family. Many single people may be spending the holiday alone.
14 Days after the W.H.O. announcement +1290 days brings us to October 6, which just so happens to be Shemini Atzeret on the Hillel calendar.
Dan 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the desolating abomination set up, a thousand two hundred and ninety days shall occur.
The Daily did not stop in Jerusalem until March 25, 2020. Are we to start the count from here? We will soon find out.
So I have decided to stay until October 8, before I leave, and continue to watch for the Abomination of Mary to be set up in the Most Holy Place.
I have many people calling me a false prophet and many have unsubscribed in the past two weeks. This is perfectly fine. I wanted the tares to leave. Many people want the information; they just do not want to do any work to get it or help those doing it. We are doing this work physically on the ground in Israel. It cost us our time and airfare as well as food and lodging and will see it through, whether people help or not.
The scripture in Habbakuk comes to mind in this situation, as the finger pointing increases and accusations poor in.
Wait For It
Hab 2:1 I will stand on my watch and set myself on the tower, and will watch to see what He will say to me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
The Righteous Shall Live by His Faith
Hab 2:2 And Jehovah answered me and said, Write the vision, and make it plain on the tablets, that he who reads it may run.
Hab 2:3 For the vision is still for an appointed time, but it speaks to the end, and it does not lie. Though it lingers, wait for it; because it will surely come. It will not tarry.
The Shrine for the Abomination is built and complete. It was built to house a statue of Mary. We are now waiting and watching for the Statue to be placed in it. It will be done. I just do not know when. So I continue to watch.
Thank You Updates.
Joe and Team,
I just donated to your work. I donated because your work has been a blessing to me. I know you may be getting a lot of negative e-mail. (I have received a few myself). I would like to encourage you. Your work continues to be important. While the focus has been on end times, I have learned so many other thing. There has not been a place I could have learned about the relationships between the Old Testament and New Testament. You and everyone make the scripture come alive.
May Yehovah bless you and your family.
Watching and waiting…
Rev 7:3 saying, Do not hurt the earth or the sea or the trees until we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
Rev 7:4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousands, having been sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel.
Rev 7:5 Out of the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand had been sealed. Out of the tribe of Reuben, twelve thousand had been sealed. Out of the tribe of Gad, twelve thousand had been sealed.
Rev 7:6 Out of the tribe of Asher, twelve thousand had been sealed. Out of the tribe of Naphtali, twelve thousand had been sealed. Out of the tribe of Manasseh, twelve thousand had been sealed.
Rev 7:7 Out of the tribe of Simeon, twelve thousand had been sealed. Out of the tribe of Levi, twelve thousand had been sealed. Out of the tribe of Issachar, twelve thousand had been sealed.
Rev 7:8 Out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve thousand had been sealed. Out of the tribe of Joseph, twelve thousand had been sealed. Out of the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand had been sealed.
The Abomination That Makes Desolate
The Abomination That Makes Desolate
The Countdown Is About To Be Completed!
The Countdown To the Abomination Began March 11, 2020 when W.H.O. announced a world wide pandemic!
THE BIGGEST EVENT SINCE THE CRUCIFIXION IS ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE AND YOU HAVE FRONT ROW SEATS
We are just days away from this event taking place. Do you know what to look for, and do you know where to look for it? Are you even watching? It is time to get right with Yehovah now with fasting and prayers and turning back to Him while you have time.
THE ABOMINATION THAT MAKES DESOLATE must surely qualify as one of the most misinterpreted subjects in the entire Bible. In truth, it is a mystery, as evidenced by the fact that even the prophet Daniel himself did not fully comprehend its meaning. (Daniel 12:8-9)
Clearly, therefore, there is no shame in failing to understand all the details of this major End-Times’ prophetic event. This is where Joseph Dumond’s second book in his Elijah Trilogy comes as such a timely and most befitting word in season. This work is best suited for those who genuinely and in earnest seek after truth, as it provides an accurate compass guiding the reader safely through the maze of all the key End-Times’ prophetic markers that enable one to come into a full understanding of the content therein. As the author leads you step-by-step; you will come to know the true meaning and full import of this earth-shattering event. For starters, you will be impacted by the urgency of the hour, as the timing of this event is just around the corner.
You will marvel in amazement as you have your eyes opened to the true understanding of what is meant by the 70th week of Daniel.
You will find out the true biblical location of the sacrificial altar for the Red Heifer, as well as the most probable timetable for this event. It will come as a revelation for you to learn that it may not necessarily mean a Temple has to be built before this sacrifice is made.
You will discover when the Antichrist intervenes to stop the sacrifices being offered at the altar in Jerusalem, and also, when he plans to set up “The Abomination That Makes Desolate.”
You will also learn when the “Two Witnesses” commence their ministry in Jerusalem, and how Nadab and Abihu—the two sons of Aaron—may have been prophetic symbols of those Two Witnesses.
The strength and beauty of this work is that, unlike so many other authors, Joseph Dumond actually gives answers that pinpoint exactly where we are prophetically today. Not only this, he gives us the tools to prove the answers for ourselves. He does this by demonstrating in the clearest terms aided by his colourful charts that the major KEYS to understanding END-TIMES’ PROPHECY are the Sabbatical and Jubilee Cycles. Most students of the Bible sadly are wholly unaware of their existence. Yet, once you understand these, you are able to—with a significantly improved level of accuracy—pinpoint exactly where we are in these biblical cycles of time. The amazing—or some might even say scary part being—that all of these spectacular, apocalyptic and catastrophic events will be taking place in just a few years from now!
The 1290 Days has already started counting down. Yehshua warned what was going to come next. Get ready!! We are there now and no one is prepared.
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The 10 Days of Awe Reviews
The 10 Days of Awe
The 10 Days of Awe is now available on Amazon. Get your copy now
We asked those who were given the free copy to write us and let us know what they thought of being able to now read the 10 Days of Awe. Here is what they said.
This final part of Joseph Dumond’s Eliyah Trilogy is an awesome work of unadulterated truth made plain with brutal honesty. At the same time we are presented with so many startling revelations that you feel compelled to read on to discover more amazing surprises. Even though some of these may make for grim reading; you nevertheless need to go on with the text, as forewarned is forearmed.
A Day for a Year – a Year for a Day!
The title of the book rather understates what you and I, as well as the rest of the world are going to experience in the near future. It is based upon a longstanding tradition of the Jews to engage in deep repentance for the ten days between the Feast of Trumpets, (Yom Teruah), and the Day of Atonement, (Yom Kippur) each year. The author has used this same principle by applying a biblical twist to it by changing the days into years. A Day for a Year – a Year for a Day! In Bible prophecy, it is a common understanding that prophetic messages containing days, can be interpreted as years. Biblical examples of this are found in (Numbers 14:34 & Ezekiel 4:4-6). This means that from Trumpets to Yom Kippur, Israel, and the world at large will be given TEN YEARS to come to repentance. Based on Mr. Dumond’s understanding of the Sabbatical and the Jubilee Years; these prophetic 10 years of Awe begin as early as on the Feast of Trumpets of 2024, ending on the Day of Atonement, (Yom Kippur) in 2033! It is a terrifying thought to think how very close we are to the end of this age of man, as Yehovah’s full scale judgment on this world begins next year, engulfing all the Israelite nations, as well as the rest of the world in global chaos, war, famine, dictatorship and turmoil for ten solid years! What Joseph Dumond has done in this book is to give us a roadmap, where he has courageously linked the Ten Plagues of Egypt with the prophecies of the Book of Daniel, as well as with the various Horsemen, Seals, Trumpets, Beasts and Bowls of the Book of Revelation. As far as I am aware this has not been done before!
His analysis of the plagues of Egypt is by far the most thorough and the best I have ever seen, accompanied by many colour illustrations. However, not only does the author combine all of these mysterious prophetically interconnected events; more significantly he goes on to tell us exactly when these various events will occur within the ten-year time frame in question, namely those Ten Years of Awe! It truly is fantastic, as in this singular work we are given a compass into the immediate future; armed with a precise timescale as to when these spectacular earth-shattering events will occur.
Not only that, as those few who are prepared to submit to the “instructions,” (the Torah), of the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob, will, just like the ancient Israelites escaping from their crushing bondage in Egypt, in a SECOND EXODUS; be given protection and a free pass to escape most of those ghastly horrors awaiting rebellious mankind.
The cataclysmic Great Tribulation will kick off on Passover 2030, and it will go on for an unspeakable three and a half years to end on the day of Yom Kippur, (the Day of Atonement) in 2033, e.g. the last 3.5 years. Those who are the true sheep of Yehovah will be counted worthy to escape this Great Tribulation. These faithful ones are variously described as “The Bride of Christ,” or as the Five Virgins, who have the necessary oil in their lamps when the Bridegroom, (Messiah Yeshua), comes for them.
Now for most people any book covering all of the above would be more than enough, yet Joseph Dumond has still more, indeed much more in store for the reader. Truth to tell; you will be treated to revelation after revelation, too much to digest in one reading. This foreword only permits me to cover just a few of them.
The Jewish Sages maintain that Adam, the first man was created on the Feast of Trumpets. Our Messiah Yeshua, who was the Second Adam, was also born on that same day, the Feast of Trumpets, (Yom Teruah)! At the end of the sixth millennial day, the one that is coming to an end right now, when Yehovah/Yeshua comes to judge the world; it too will be on this self-same day of Trumpets, when He will establish His Kingdom rule here on earth, ushering an unprecedented time of peace, and well-being for all, when paradise will be restored.
Having read Mr. Dumond’s well-researched part about the doctrine of the Trinity, it stands exposed as THE fundamental pillar of the Babylonian Mystery Religion. Once you realise its profane origins, spawned by incest, adultery and fornication within the same pagan family unit, you will be utterly shocked. Most of you will be surprised to discover the origins and the identity of those vile lowlifes who have so thoroughly infiltrated all the religions of the world. In direct consequence the religions of the world are operating from polluted altars with Christianity being no exception.
Brain Storming Sessions
Most fascinating are the brain storming sessions between Rabbi Fohrman and his comrade-in-arms, Imu Shalev. These two men treat you to a friendly and unparalleled repartee between two Jewish scholars, which in places is Oh, so Jewish, and at times very amusing. Even though the reader may not at all times be aware of what direction they are going in; you may be sure that they are 100% focussed upon finding the deeper underlying meaning of the text they are covering, and in the process, they uncover the most astounding truths. You find out why Miriam, the sister of Aaron was called “Bitter Waters” by her mother, plus why Yehovah referred to her as a prophet? You will get an insight into the demonic cruelty of the Pharaoh of Egypt. You will also get a much deeper appreciation for the suffering of those Hebrew mothers, as their male babies were taken by force by Pharaoh’s soldiers to be drowned in the Nile River. For the first time you will comprehend why after the Israelites crossed the Red Sea on dry land, why after a three day march, the waters at the Marah Oasis were bitter! You will receive so many new insights from these great scholars, and their main method is to question everything by always asking WHY? It is fascinating to see these seasoned Torah lovers at work. As I followed them, I found myself going through a gamut of emotions from smiling at their humour and verbal antics; to surprise and amazement at the exciting truths being unearthed. In the end, being struck by the profound import of their discoveries, it brought tears to my eyes.
An Amazing Analogy
When Moshe, Aharon and Miriam were alive there were three miracles that accompanied the Israelites in the merit of each of those three people.
- THE CLOUD THAT LED ISRAEL FROM ONE PLACE TO THE NEXT PLACE
What is the common denominator between those three things?
They are all things you need each day to exist!
- You need water – you have water miraculously provided through The Rock.
- You need food to exist – you have manna miraculously supplied.
- You need daily direction to exist, so you do not get lost – You have direction.
The point is that their daily lives were augmented by miracles, and that is what life in the wilderness looks like. All their daily needs were provided for them miraculously. Forty years go by and then all is going to change. Miriam, Aaron and Moses all are going to die, and they are going into the land of Promise. The manna stops being provided. How are they going to get food? They are going to plant! How are they going to get water? They are going to draw it from a well! They won’t need direction anymore. Life is about to become natural. They are poised to make a transition from the supernatural of the desert into the natural world. For our Israelite ancestors it was a very big adjustment.
The curious thing is that with us on this side of imminent total world disintegration, whilst still enjoying the basic comforts of the natural world, we will soon have to face a flight into the wilderness, where only the supernatural can provide us with our daily needs. For us in our modern day, it too will be a huge adjustment only in reverse! It will be a huge test of faith for most of us. Here’s the thing; God does like to test us!
Exercise GREAT Faith!
Genesis 15:6 “And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.” Abraham also believed in God and his belief or faith translated into Abraham “obeyed!” Obeying Yehovah’s Voice! Yehovah didn’t know Abraham’s faith until he obeyed His Voice – until he offered Isaac, his only begotten son! Not for nothing was Abraham called the ‘Father of the Faithful!’ For sure, the Holy One of Israel is going to test all of us, more than we can possibly know or imagine. This is why it is ever so important you get this book, as it will help you more than you can possibly understand at this moment. This is So urgent! There is no time to lose! Remember, you need your roadmap to prepare yourself for all the terrors and impregnable obstacles on the way. There is no time to dither, no time to say, I will think about it! The time is too short for that, as by the time you will have thought about it, you will be too late! I have read this book twice now, and I want to read it again. Why? Simply, because I think it so important to the future of my family that I want to make it my own by internalizing it. This work is that important! If you value your life and the life of your family my earnest advice is, GET THIS BOOK NOW!
Stephen J Spykerman, Author & Minister
Founder: Mount Ephraim Publishing
Foreword Part Two
TEN DAYS OF AWE
By Joseph F Dumond
Why do we need another Foreword? The reason is that Joseph Dumond only gave me just over half of his book, not knowing how long it was going to take him to finish, or how many more pages he had to write. Thus this Foreword applies to the second half of this incredible book.
The most amazing aspect of this work is how the author has connected the somewhat obscure account of the Sotah woman mentioned in Numbers 5:14-28, with all the end time prophetic judgments and all the curses listed in Leviticus 26. How many of us reading this material have ever made a study of the Sotah woman? How many of us have even heard of her? She is brought before the priest when her husband has a spirit of jealousy, yet he is not able to prove any infidelity. She in order to establish the truth has to drink the cup of bitter waters into which the priest has placed the scrapings of the written curse, mixed with the dust of the floor of the tabernacle. The priest then puts her under oath, and says to the woman; “If no man has lain with you, and you have not gone astray to uncleanness while under your husband’s authority, be free from this bitter water that brings a curse.”
The priest in the presence of her husband then goes on to say:
“But if you have gone astray while under your husband’s authority, and if you have defiled yourself and some other man other than your husband has lain with you”- then the priest shall put the woman under the oath of the curse, and he shall say to the woman – “the LORD make you a curse and an oath among your people, when the LORD makes your thigh rot and your belly swell; “and may this water that causes the curse go into your stomach, and make your belly swell and your thigh rot.” Then the woman shall say, “Amen, so be it.”
The author them goes on to point out the many parallelisms to the bitter waters the Sotah woman has to drink, starting with our first parents Adam and Eve who were driven out of the Garden of Eden after they discovered their nakedness. The Sotah woman will be stripped naked exposing her shame, it is all connected.
Israel, inclusive of Judah, too provoked Yehovah to jealousy with strange gods, and as part of the Law of jealousy she will inherit the same fate. She too will be made to drink the bitter waters, and her stomach will become distended and bloated and her thighs like matchsticks will fall away, because of the plague of extreme famine coming onto the world.
Those bitter waters are also referred to in the earlier chapter in connection with the sorrow of the Hebrew mothers, who in the latter years of their captivity, had to suffer seeing their young baby boys forcefully taken away by Pharaoh’s soldiers to be mercilessly drowned in the River Nile.
We also learned that Miriam, the sister of Aaron and Moses curiously was named ‘Bitter Waters’ by her mother. She was the one who saved the young life of baby Moses, as she followed his little floating basket to the edge of the reeds, where the daughter of Pharaoh was bathing with her maid.
She showed great presence of mind to offer the princess a nursing maid for the baby. Later on she tasted the bitter waters, when she spoke to Aaron about Moses’ leadership, and criticized her brother. She was struck by leprosy, and suffered the humiliation of being put out of the Camp of Israel for seven days. The children of Israel too, after a three day march through the desert when they thirsted for water experienced a major test of faith when they came to Marah, as the waters were found to be bitter.
Ezekiel 16; is pointed out to us, as yet another dramatic account of a woman representing the whole house of Israel, who strayed very badly, not just with one lover, but with hundreds if not thousands of them in continuous rebellion against Yehovah. He saved her from certain death in a howling wilderness, and who chose her and gave her life. When you read this chapter, you cannot but be greatly moved by the intense pain our Father must suffer in observing His chosen nation to continuously flout His commandments.
Moving onto the New Testament, we find that in the parable of the ‘Woman at the Well,’ Yeshua addresses her as a type of the Sotah woman; as she too was an adulteress. The same goes for Mary Magdalena who was also a Sotah woman.
The rules of the Sotah woman come in to judge all of us. Yeshua paid that price so we can be redeemed because of this, if we repent and turn back to Yehovah. In the narrative, the author reminds us that our calling is to be witnesses to the greatest spectacles in the history of the world – not just as spectators, but as active participants. “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall flame scorch you. For I am Yehovah your Elohim, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; (Isaiah 43:2-3a).
The angel with the seventh vial cast down hailstones that were 100 talents in weight. This is like the Sotah woman being stoned to death for her sins. Yeshua too, was stoned for our sins while hanging on the cross.
Deceiving the Whole World
From here on the narrative moves to ancient Babylon with a quote from Genesis: “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” (Genesis 3:15).
The ancient world in general were perfectly aware of the grand primeval promise of Eden, and they understood that the bruising of the heel of the promised seed would result in His death, and that a curse would be removed from the world by the death of the grand deliverer. If the premise of the bruising of the serpent’s head, recorded in Genesis, as made to our first parents, then it might be expected that some trace of this premise would be found in all nations. And such is the case, as there are hardly a people or nations on earth whose mythology it is not spoken of. For instance, the Greeks pictured their great god Apollo on slaying the serpent Pytho, and Herculus strangling serpents while yet in his cradle. We find evidence in the mythology of Egypt, in India, in Scandinavia, and in Mexico we find clear allusions to the same great truth, whose source can only come from the Book of Genesis. The evil genius of the Egyptian god Horus is frequently portrayed as a snake, whose head he is seen piercing with a spear. We see the same fable appear in India where the malignant serpent Calyia is slain by Vishnu in his avatar of Krishna. The great Scandinavian deity Thor was said to have bruised the head of the great serpent with his mace. The source of all of this maybe readily traced to the Bible.
The above general intro to the ancient patriarchs of the post Flood age Mr Dumond introduces us to a most fascinating behind the scenes look at Ham, Canaan, Cush, and Nimrod. In short Ham usurped Noah by having sex with Noah’s wife, his mother; he in turn was supplanted by Cush, who used the same method of sleeping with his grandmother, Noah’s ex-wife. After this Nimrod took over the reins of the Babylonian empire and its mystery religion, and he too slept with Noah’s wife, who by this time had changed her name to Semiramis. The reader is treated to totally fresh pastures of ancient world history, which effectively is the birthplace of our world today. It is also the ancient fountainhead of all of the major religions of the world. It is a world of many gods, most of which resurfaced in Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome under different names. The reader is in for many surprises in this section, which is graced with many excellent color plates. Dumond’s research deserves a special accolade, as it is truly most impressive. His superb referencing of his sources too is of the highest standard.
We are also taken along to Egypt where we are being shown how the ten plagues of Egypt were specifically targeted at the ten major gods of Egypt. This truly is a most fascinating study accompanied with wonderful full color pictures of their gods, which explain their role in Egyptian society. They also illustrate the plagues, and how in each case they are being thoroughly humbled by the plagues called forth by Moses. Joseph Dumond also demonstrates how these same gods, who are no gods, are being worshipped around the world even today, with all roads leading back to Babylon. Sadly, this is very much the case with Christianity too. The whole point of the exercise is that Yehovah is visiting the same plagues upon our sinful society today.
Brief allusion was also made to Esau weeping before his father Isaac, after he had been beaten to the blessing by Jacob. Isaac blessed him by saying: “By your sword shall you live, and you shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass, when you become restless, that you shall break his yoke from your neck.” (Genesis 27:14). Later on he vowed that he: “Would kill his brother Jacob!” The ominously plain fact is that he will be given the opportunity to do so in the near future!
Finally at numerous points in this work the author stresses the point that – When we obey Yehovah and DO His commandments and observe His Torah, we will not be harmed by five curses of the Book of Leviticus chapter 26, the 7 seals of Revelation, the 7 Trumpet plagues, and the 7 plagues in bowls will not harm us. When we obey we can drink the cup of the bitter waters given to the Sotah woman, knowing we are not straying, but that we are earnestly obeying Yehovah, who will bless us and keep us, and not do us any harm.
The Ten Days of Awe is a sublime conclusion to Joseph Dumond’s Elijah Trilogy, in which the author has surpassed himself.
In my view this is a true Biblical Masterpiece which I recommend
with all my heart.
Stephen J Spykerman, Author & Minister
Founder: Mount Ephraim Publishing
10 DAYS OF AWE – BOOK REVIEW
This final book in the Elijah Trilogy describes what the 10 days of awe are, what the bitter water test of jealousy is, why our Heavenly Redeemer is jealous, and when this test of jealousy is. The “why” part is what makes this set of books so extensive and emotionally arduous. Yehovah does not only reveal the timing of his judgment, but He is fair and just to reveal why judgment must occur – this fact is what makes this author’s revelations from his studies of the scriptures so profound.
Even if you have already begun your personal walk in a Torah obedient lifestyle, you will be saddened at what you learn from this book about the bitter days ahead for the world. If you have not repented, then this book may be one of the most troubling books that you have ever read… because, even if you disagree, you will know that it presents a solid case.
So, what should you tell others about this last edition in the Elijah Trilogy? That’s the point of a review, right? Well, that’s a tough one… it’s a book that requires a foundation. Sure, tell people to read it. However, Jeremiah 2:13, mentioned in this Elijah Trilogy, speaks of the wrong of people creating for themselves broken cisterns that can hold no water. The knowledge in this book be something that many cannot hold. It’s nothing against this incredible book, but perhaps one of the other books at Sightedmoon would be a better first choice for them. The first book in the Elijah Trilogy, The Restoration of All Things, is a good place to start to see how those cisterns were broken and how they are being repaired.
Here is my ‘before I read the book” review:I want to learn what God has to say about the next ten years. That is why I am planning to read Joseph Dumond’s book The 10 Days of Awe. Mr. Dumond searches the Scriptures with due attention to context and Hebrew meaning of the words God chose. He then presents a straight forward analysis with Bible references quoted at length and detailed footnotes of his research. Mr. Dumond is deeply interested in history and personally visits the locations and searches the archives to determine the pertinent facts that enhance the Bible reader’s understanding.I have read most of his books, all of which supplement and augment my understanding of Scriptures. He urges the reader to take God at His word, trust, and act accordingly.Patti Hansen
Shalom brother Joe!!,
1st and foremost I want to thank you for allowing the unedited version to be available for the monthly subscribers to read via PDF, THIS IS A TIME SENSITIVE READING!!
I’m at page 300 and I would have written a review sooner but have found it hard to break away from reading the 10 days of awe, this book has blown my mind in details of whats described in the Words of God of the last days and the fulfilling of the fall feast at this time.
This information you provide is due for our time RIGHT NOW and how important it is to OBEY Yehovah’s Word because the harvest is ripe!!
This book is packed with the information and an eye opener about the bitter waters that are soon to be here, which is already being presented in the world as we know it!! This book, along with the other 2 books from the Elijah trilogy is eye opening and makes you see the world through a different set of eyes and puts my hope in the creator of this universe of His saving grace and mercy He will show to those who obey. Just like the Hebrews in the land of Egypt, we are fixing to come out of this world of Egypt for a 2nd mass exodus being led by the Most High, Yehovah!!
Sorry for the short review but I’ve got to get back to reading the rest of this book!!
Much Shalom and may Yehovah bless you and keep you brother Joe!!
- On a personal note, I would just like to share my opinion on your Ten Days of Awe book. I am still living in the afterglow of having finished reading it from cover to cover, only to say it has hugely impacted me. It really is an awesome read, and without exaggeration it is a Biblical Masterpiece. Some of its amazing content was still coming back to me early this morning when I was still slumbering in bed, and I just could not get it out of my head. I would say you have created an exceptional and razor sharp historical essay of the ancient secrets behind the religions of Babylon and Egypt. You have given us a look behind the scenes, and lifted the lid on all their horrible hidden secrets, and you demonstrated how all the religions of the world, especially including Christianity, have effectively been sired by the pagan poison of the Babylonian mystery religion. Apart from this you unveiled so many astounding Scriptural revelations, that any true seeker after truth would feel spoiled by Yehovah Himself. On top of all of this, you have also given us an amazing compass not only indicating, but also giving us the precise timing of all the prophetic milestones we, as Messiah’s true disciples will encounter in the next ten year year journey to our ultimate destiny in the Holy Land. In reading I felt compelled, if not driven to get to the end of your book & even now, days later I am still savouring the effects.
- From a grateful heart – Thank you Joe for being a true instrument in His most righteous Hands!
- With love & blessings,Stephen
I just got my copy of 10 Days of Awe and I CANNOT wait to start it! I may or may not have to hire a housekeeper so I can focus on simply reading and absorbing all the revelations this book has for me!Lori-Dawn Kowal
Yehovah has blessed Joseph Dumond and given him insight to unlocking and revealing the often times complex and intricate prophecies given to us in scripture. Every book of Joe’s is amazingly in depth and eye opening. I have anticipated the release of this final book of the trilogy the second I found out that he started writing it. I cannot wait to get started. Thank you Joe for everything you have given and put on the line to teach all of us what our gracious and compassionate creator has revealed to you. And thank you to Yehovah for giving Joe this valuable insight and the abilities to teach all of us.Kyle Wydmyer
I know when we give our all to our Abba, He gives to us, the more we seek Him , the more He blesses us, Joseph Dummond has been pouring his whole heart mind and sole into searchig out Yah’s Will, and Yah has blessed him dearly! Who has been blessed with such knowledge of understanding the Sabbatical and Jubilee years>>?? Yes, we should all be filled with this same knowledge and thanks to all Joe’s contunual diligent searching thru the Sqriptures , We can, Thank you Mr.Dummond for your love for all of us , as our Yahusha has said, He wants none to be lost, and you ave been doing everything with a glad heart to help bring in the sheep!!!, Todah rabah!! May our names all be found in Yah’s book of life! Elaine Burgess .Thats my begining ill be back in the mid and again at the end! Yah indeed has blessed us thru you.Psalm 28:7Yahuah is my strength and my shield.My heart trusts in Him, and I was helped.Therefore my heart leaps for joy,and I will praise Him with my songElaine Schlemmer
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It Was A Riddle Not A Command
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It Was A Riddle Not A Command
Yehshua always spoke in parables publicly.
Matthew 13:34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable, so that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, “I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.”
He did this on purpose so they would not understand.
Matthew 13:10-17 And the disciples said to Him, Why do You speak to them in parables?
He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them.
For whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance. But whoever does not have, from him shall be taken away even that which he has.
Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not; nor do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah which said, “By hearing you shall hear and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see and shall not perceive; for this people’s heart has become gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and they have closed their eyes, lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”
But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear what you hear, and have not heard them.
Yehshua spoke about the 5 Foolish Virgins in a parable.
Matthew 25:11-13 Afterwards the other virgins came also, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I do not know you.
Therefore watch, for you do not know either the day or the hour in which the Son of Man comes.
The expression “No Man Knows the Day or the Hour” is what Yehshua was speaking about in the previous chapter, Matthew 24:36 and here He is using the same expression in this parable again.
This is what most Christians use to dismiss any and all end time prophecies as being false teachings. They do not realize it was a parable meant to say something and hide the truth from those who hearts have grown stupid which is what that word gross means when Isaiah says their hearts have become gross.
Yehshua was telling the foolish they would not and could not know the day or the hour and at the same time telling the wise the precise time He would return on.
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We are going to discuss both sides of an issue and then let you choose. It is the work of the Ruach (Spirit) to direct and to teach you.
The medieval commentator Rashi wrote that the Hebrew word for wrestle (avek) implies that Jacob was “tied”, for the same word is used to describe knotted fringes in a Jewish prayer shawl, the tzitzityot. Rashi says, “thus is the manner of two people who struggle to overthrow each other, that one embraces the other and knots him with his arms”.
Our intellectual wrestling has been replaced by a different kind of struggle. We are Wrestling with Yehovah as we grapple with His Word. It is an intimate act, symbolizing a relationship in which Yehovah and I and you are bound together. My wrestling is a struggle to discover what Yehovah expects of us, and we are “tied” to the One who assists us in that struggle.
Today, many say Israel means “Champion of God”, or better — the “Wrestler of God”.
Our Torah sessions each Shabbat teaches you and encourages you to constantly challenge, question, argue against, as well as view alternative views and explanations of the Word. In other words, we are to “wrestle with the Word” to get to the truth. Jews worldwide believe that you need to wrestle with the Word and constantly challenge Dogma, Theology, and views or else you will never get to the Truth.
We are not like most churches where “The preacher talks and everyone listens.” We encourage everyone to participate, to question and to contribute what they know on the subject being discussed. We want you to be a champion wrestler of the Word of Yehovah. We want you to wear the title of Israel, knowing that you not only know but are capable of explaining why you know the Torah to be true with logic and facts.
We have a few rules though. Let others talk and listen. There is no discussion about UFO’s Nephilim, Vaccines or conspiracy-type subjects. We have people from around the world with different world views. Not everyone cares who is the President of any particular country. Treat each other with respect as Fellow wrestlers of the word. Some of our subjects are hard to understand and require you to be mature and if you do not know, then listen to gain knowledge and understanding and hopefully wisdom. The very things you are commanded to ask Yehovah for and He gives to those who ask.
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The Crucifixion Site of Jesus By: Ernest L Martin
Bible and Spade (Autumn 1992)Since the publication of my book Secrets of Golgotha in the Spring of 1988, there has been a steady flow of new information which shows that the crucifixion of Jesus took place on the Mount of Olives. Some of the evidence has come from other scholars who have seen the fact that Jesus was executed somewhere near the summit of Olivet. A great deal has also been arrived at by further research of my own. What is emerging is real evidence that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Garden Tomb located in Jerusalem are nowhere near the proper spot where the actual crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus took place. This fact has revolutionary consequences associated with it. This is because the Roman Catholic Church, the Greek Orthodox Church, the Armenian Orthodox churches for the past 1660 years have generally accepted the area associated with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as the crucifixion site. Even classical historians have thought the site has most of the historical credentials to justify its acceptance by the scholarly world. But this new evidence shows that the Constantinian Church is thoroughly wrong. The Bible and history plainly establish that the Mount of Olives is the real place of the crucifixion.Just over 118 years ago in the Palestine Exploration Quarterly (1873, 115; also 1870, 379–381) Dr. Hutchinson suggested that the crucifixion of Jesus must have taken place east of the Temple Mount — which placed it on the Mount of Olives. Until the publication of my book Secrets of Golgotha, that is the last scholarly indication I have found which suggests that the crucifixion happened on Olivet. Since AD 1873, the only candidates for the site have been the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which was built west of the second wall of Jerusalem or at the Garden Tomb region north and east of the Damascus Gate. But my book shows from the New Testament and early Jewish records that the southern summit of the Mount of Olives near the altar “without the sanctuary” where the Red Heifer was burnt to ashes (Ez 43:21) has far greater credentials for being the site.
Sacrifice of the Red Heifer:The first point to notice is that the burning of the Red Heifer and Jesus’ crucifixion were symbolically connected in a precise way by Christians who lived during the period of Herod’s Temple. The author of the Book of Hebrews (about AD 61) stated that Jesus was a “sin offering” for the world and that His sin-atoning death epitomized the symbolic role of all the sin offerings sacrificed at the Temple (Heb 10:8–14). The major sin offerings were burnt to ashes at an altar region east of the Temple near the top of the Mount of Olives. Besides that, all of the ashes of the other sacrifices offered at the Altar of Burnt Offering in the Temple itself were deposited at the same altar east of the Temple on Olivet (Lv 4:12; 6:11). The author of Hebrews also connected the ashes of the Red Heifer (which were mixed with pure spring water) with the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus which occurred at the precise time of his crucifixion (Heb 9:13, 14). And particularly note this point. In the Letter of Barnabas (written by a person from Jerusalem about AD 90), the author stated that the Red Heifer in Christian circles was reckoned as Jesus. “The calf is Jesus: the sinful men offering it are those who led him to the slaughter” (8:2). Remarkably, very few Christian historians have asked: “Where was this Red Heifer altar?”As explained in my book Secrets of Golgotha, the early Jewish records found in the Mishnah plainly state that the Red Heifer altar was located directly east of the Temple that existed in Jesus’ time and that it was just shy of the summit of the Mount of Olives (Middoth 1:3; 2:4; Yoma 7:2; along with the Talmud in Yoma 68a and Zebahim 105b). And here we find the author of the Letter of Barnabas directly stating that “the calf [heifer] is Jesus” and that “the sinful men offering it are those who led him [Jesus] to the slaughter” (8:2). It is well known in Jewish circles that the priests did indeed lead the heifer from the Temple on Mount Moriah eastward across a double-tiered arched bridge (called the Bridge of the Red Heifer) to an altar just outside the camp near the summit of Olivet. This is where they sacrificed and burnt to ashes the Red Heifer. This first century identification of Jesus with the Red Heifer is clear proof that early Jewish Christians connected the sacrifice of the heifer on the summit of Olivet with the death of Jesus which took place in the same vicinity But no sacrifices of the Temple were ever connected with the western area of the “Holy Sepulchre.”
Geographical Features:While we moderns have wondered if we should use geographical features associated with the sin offerings as having literal geographical relationships to actual events in the life of Jesus, such usages were commonly applied by Biblical writers. Matthew symbolically associated a prophecy about Israel coming out of Egypt with Jesus and his stay in Egypt. While “Israel” of the prophecy could only symbolically refer to Jesus, Jesus still had to have been literally in Egypt for the symbol to be applied in any sensible way. Also, the symbolic teaching of Rachel weeping in Ramah could only be applied to those in Bethlehem because that is where Rachel’s cenotaph was located. Also, Isaiah’s reference to the lands of Zebulun and Naphtali could only apply to Jesus because these lands were in Galilee where Jesus taught. Thus, the geography associated with the symbols must be literal even if the symbols are not.As an example, note a further geographical reference in the book of Hebrews associating the sin offerings of the Temple with the crucifixion of Jesus. The author stated that Jesus carried His reproach (the cross-piece for His crucifixion) to an altar located “outside the gate,” even “outside the camp” (Heb 13:10–14). There was the literal altar on Olivet that matches the author’s illustration. Indeed, in this case the author used the Tabernacle of Moses as his standard of reference (the Jewish authorities did the same thing in the Mishnah about a century later). It is important to note that the Tabernacle only had eastern gates. By using the Tabernacle as a standard, this points to the “gate” through which Jesus went to His crucifixion as being the east gate in the outer wall surrounding the Temple. Interestingly, this eastern gate was the same gate through which the major sin offering and the Red Heifer were taken to Olivet. The roadway through the eastern gate was designed specifically by the Jewish authorities to lead directly to the altar “outside the camp” where the Red Heifer was burnt to ashes. Early Jewish Christians were keenly aware of these ritualistic connections of the sin offerings with the death of Jesus. Geographically, these historical and Biblical texts about His crucifixion direct us to Olivet.Furthermore, this Red Heifer altar was located just “outside the camp” which was at least 2000 cubits east of the Hall of the Sanhedrin then situated at the Chamber of Hewn Stones in the Temple, located on the left side of the Altar of Burnt Offering (Middoth 5:4; Sanhedrin 11:2; Yoma 25a). Indeed, just before Jesus was crucified, He was actually condemned to be executed while He stood before the Sanhedrin in the Chamber of Hewn Stones on the Temple Mount (see Shabbath 15a and Rosh ha-Shanah 31a, b). Since it was then the Passover season, the chief priest (the president of the Sanhedrin who was Caiaphas) and his deputy (Annas, the Sagan) were required to be resident in their quarters within the precincts of the Temple. They were then living in their official “houses” which were located in the Temple compound itself (Middoth 5:4; Encyclopaedia Judaica III.991). This is when the top priestly authorities left their own private houses (no doubt located on the aristocratic southwest hill of Jerusalem) and they took up residence within the Temple itself.There were special times in the Jewish ecclesiastical year when residence within the Temple was essential for the High Priest and his deputy. For the seven days prior to offering the Red Heifer, the High Priest had to stay in his Temple “house” called the “House of Stone” (Parah 3:1). For the seven days prior to the Day of Atonement the High Priest had to reside within his “house” on the Temple Mount (Yoma 1:1). Though Josephus did not mention the Temple residency of the priests, he did state that such attendance at the Temple was a requirement for weekly Sabbaths, new moons and annual festivals (War V.230). Since Jesus was judged by the Jewish authorities at the Passover season, Caiaphas and Annas were not at their private homes during Jesus’ interrogation. Jesus was judged by the chief priests and condemned by the Sanhedrin while all parties were within the Temple enclosure. From the Christian point of view, this meant that Jesus was judged to die in His own Father’s House. He was sentenced to die “in the presence of God” who symbolically dwelt in the Holy of Holies.After his judgment by the Sanhedrin on the Temple Mount, Jesus was then taken a short distance to the northwest part of the Temple courtyard where there was a stairway that led to Fort Antonia where Pilate was amongst his troops. Being at Antonia during Passover provided Pilate with a personal command over his resident army in order to properly control the festival crowds in Jerusalem, and especially those within the Temple precincts. After interrogating Jesus, Pilate washed his hands of the matter. Jesus was then led out of Fort Antonia and through the east gate of the Temple (which was also the east gate of Jerusalem) and taken over the two-tiered arched bridge of the Kidron Valley to the summit of Olivet near where the Red Heifer was sacrificed — a prominent area in Jerusalem.
The Area of Judgment:This eastern area where Jesus was executed was famous for another reason. Jesus was actually crucified in the official area of Jerusalem that was designed for the execution of criminals and in the region that the Jewish authorities believed was the symbolic place where the whole world would one day be judged by God. This was the area directly east of the Temple but located “outside the camp” of Israel (Nm 15:35). The limits of the camp were determined in the time of Jesus to be a radius of 2000 cubits (near 3000 ft) from the Court of the Sanhedrin in the Temple (Rosh ha-Shanah 2:5, see also Sanhedrin 1:5 and Shebuoth 2:2 for the authority of the Jewish Supreme Court to set the limits of the camp). This factor alone disqualifies the present sites of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Garden Tomb from being the place of Jesus’ crucifixion (even though outside the walls) because both sites were within the official region of the “camp.”The authorized place of execution for criminals in the time of Jesus had to be at least 2000 cubits from the Court of the Sanhedrin on the Temple Mount, but it had to be in a place where the condemned could see the entrances to the Temple located in a westward direction. The Biblical examples for judicial sentencing of people for their criminal acts in the time of Moses show they took place on the east side of the Sanctuary. Women accused of adultery were brought for judgment “before the Lord”, that is, to the east entrance of the Sanctuary (Nm 5:16–31). The two sons of Aaron were judged “before the Lord” on the east side of the Sanctuary (Lv 10:1–7). Korah and his Levites were also punished east of the Tabernacle (Nm 16:41–50).It was important for official judgments to be rendered and executed east of the Temple. This allowed the judgments to be made “in the presence of God,” who figuratively faced east from his Sanctuary. Because of this, both the Sanhedrin and the lesser courts at Jerusalem in the time of Jesus were located in the Temple to the east of the Holy Place (Cohen 1949:299). It was reckoned that while God was symbolically sitting in the Holy of Holies, he could watch the proceedings going on in the law courts. God supposedly faced east while sitting on his Temple throne. Thus God in a figurative way had a panoramic view of all the ritualistic and judicial duties of his people which were being conducted east of the Sanctuary. This allowed all ceremonies (both religious and secular) to be done “in the presence of God.” It is remarkable that many textbooks written by Christian theologians fail to mention the importance of this eastern area in this regard nor do they show the location of the altar “without the Sanctuary” (Ez 43:21) where the Red Heifer was sacrificed and where the Day of Atonement sin offerings were burnt.This eastern location was also significant in judicial matters involving capital crimes. Moses demanded that the place of executions had to be “outside the camp” (Nm 15:35, 36). All ritual sacrifices were offered east of the Sanctuary and in full view of God who figuratively dwelt in the Holy of Holies, and the prime sin offerings were burnt “outside the camp” at the summit of Olivet. And in Jewish practice, heinous criminals were required to be their own “sin offerings” in paying for their sins (without having the benefit of an animal sacrifice as a substitute) (Cohen 1949:185, n. 1).Since the major sin offerings were sacrificed near the summit of the Mount of Olives, this is why criminals were “sacrificed” as being their own sin offerings in the same vicinity. This is precisely the area where the later Jerusalem church believed Stephen was officially executed by the Sanhedrin (Wilkinson 1981:185, n. 1). This was known by the Jews as “the Place of Stoning” (Sanhedrin 6:1, 2, 3, 4). It was just “outside the camp” but in full view of the eastern entrances of the Temple. The Temple curtain in front of the Holy Place could easily be seen from this prospect and the New Testament shows that when the Temple curtain tore in two at the moment of Jesus’ death that the centurion and the others around the crucifixion site viewed that phenomenon taking place (see especially Lk 23:44–47and Mt 27:54). From outside the walls of Jerusalem the curtain could only be seen from an elevated site east of the Temple. The area of the “Holy Sepulchre” is disqualified because from there only the back parts of the Temple could be seen. Besides, Josephus shows that the site of the “Holy Sepulchre” was the spot of the Tomb of John Hyrcanus (a respected Jewish king of the Hasmonians) and such a shrine would never have been selected by the Jewish authorities as a place to execute criminals. But the summit of Olivet is different. Everything fits perfectly.
Golgotha—Mount of the Skull:The Bordeaux Pilgrim in AD 333 said that at the southern summit of Olivet there was a small knoll or hillock (called in Latin a monticulus). In the time of David this region was known as the rosh (that is, “the head”) (2 Sm 15:30) and remarkably the Hebrew word “Golgotha” also means “head” or “skull.” Such a usage shows that “Golgotha” (or the rosh) was a well-known place at the summit of Olivet.Golgotha was even reckoned among the Jews as being on a mountain. Professor James Tabor in his review of my research in Secrets of Golgotha (1991:213–215) gives new information to sustain my thesis for Olivet: An interesting support of Martin’s thesis, which he does not note, is that the Hebrew text of Matthew known as Even Bohan refers to the place of crucifixion as Mount (har) of the Skull (see G. Howard, The Gospel of Matthew according to a Primitive Hebrew Text [Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1988]).For Golgotha to have been reckoned as a mountain (har) in the Jerusalem area gives the Mount of Olives considerable credentials as being the place of Jesus’ crucifixion. Dr. Tabor, of the University of North Carolina, concludes his favorable review of my research by stating: All in all Martin’s work is valuable, fascinating, and certainly pioneering. His hypothesis deserves attention from historians, New Testament scholars, and archaeologists.There are numerous historical reasons for selecting Olivet as the place of Jesus’ crucifixion. In the recently translated Temple Scroll, Yadin pointed out that all people bearing religious defilements which prevented them from entering the holy city or the Temple were directed to stay east of the ideal Sanctuary region mentioned in the scroll (1985:177). Evil and defiled people (sinners) were kept east of Jerusalem in order to prevent any “winds of evil” from flowing over the holy city from the west. This is one of the reasons the sin offering of the Red Heifer and those of the Day of Atonement (which were to atone for sins) were burnt to ashes in this eastern area “outside the camp” (Lv 4:21; 16:27). Yadin suggested that a part of this eastern region which had been put aside for defiled persons was even referred to in the New Testament (e.g., Mk 14:3).Since all sin offerings were sacrificed (or “executed”) east of the Holy Place of the Temple, and the most important ones were sacrificed further east at the Red Heifer altar on Olivet, this easterly region of the Temple became known as the place where God dealt with sin — where all the sins of the world will be judged. This is one reason why the Kidron Valley separating the Temple from the Mount of Olives became known as the Valley of Jehoshaphat (the valley where “God Judges”). Even to this day Jews, Muslims and Christians consider the summit and western slope of Olivet as the ordained place where God will judge all people in the world for their sins. Charles Warren in Hasting’s Dictionary of the Bible listed over 14 Christian authorities (from the Bordeaux Pilgrim onward) who attested to this belief (II.562). This is why it was important, from the Christian point of view, that Jesus died in this eastern region which was reckoned the judgment place for all mankind. For Jesus to be judged as dying for the sins of all mankind, Christians thought that He had to be judged in the place where all mankind were designed to be judged for their sins.
Muslim Beliefs:Even Muslims (who inherited many traditional beliefs from the Jews and Christians) firmly believe that the summit and the western slope of the Mount of Olives is the judgment area for mankind. The Encyclopaedia Judaica has an interesting excerpt about this: All the dead will congregate on the Mount of Olives and the angel Gabriel will move paradise to the right of Allah’s throne and hell to its left. All mankind will cross a long bridge suspended from the Mount of Olives to the Temple Mount, which will be narrower than a hair, sharper than a sword, and darker than night. Along this bridge there will be seven arches and at each arch man will be asked to account for his actions (IX col. 1576).This is the Muslim account. It is easy to see that this traditional Muslim belief is based on the geography of the Temple and the Red Heifer arched bridge over the Kidron Valley that existed in Jesus’ time. Indeed, the Hebrew word for the altar where the Red Heifer was burnt to ashes is miphkad (see Ez 43:21). This word means “muster” or the place where people “congregate” or “gather together.” And in traditional teaching, it was at or near this site on Olivet where all mankind would “congregate” to be judged. This teaching can be seen in the New Testament itself. When the Son of Man returns with all His angels, He shall sit on His glorious throne and He will then “gather together” before Him for judgment all the nations of the world. Those selected to be on His right hand will go into the Kingdom of God while those on His left will go into the fire of perdition (Mt 25:31–46). The geographical features of this teaching of Jesus (from the Jewish point of view in the first century) shows Jesus sitting on His glorious throne (which was in the Sanctuary of the Temple) and all the nations were then depicted as gathering together before Him at the summit and on the western slope of the Mount of Olives to face Him for judgment. This allowed them to be judged “in the presence of Jesus.” The Book of Revelation also spoke of the wicked being tormented in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb (Rv 14:10). To be judged “in the presence of God” while He sits on His throne locates these individuals at the summit or on the western slope of the Mount of Olives. Again, this is why, even to Christians, the region of the Kidron Valley became known as the Valley of Jehoshaphat — the place for God’s judgment.Conversely, the present Church of the Holy Sepulchre as well as the Garden Tomb are located west and north of the Temple. These sites were in no way areas of judgment, as was Olivet and its western slopes. These sites are further disqualified, though they were outside the western and northern walls of Jerusalem, because they were still located within the 2000 cubit zone of the “camp of Israel” as measured from the Sanhedrin located in the Temple.
The Testimony of Eusebius:In conclusion, Christians in Jerusalem as late as the early fourth century knew that Jesus was crucified and buried on the Mount of Olives. In fact, Eusebius (the first Christian historian) stated that the only area to which pre-Constantinian Christians paid any attention in the environs of Jerusalem was the Mount of Olives, and specifically to a cave near its summit (Proof of the Gospel, VI.18). The Acts of John also mentioned the importance of this cave 100 years before Eusebius (Charlesworth I.301). In another work (The Acts of Pilate), we find that it was described as both a cave and as a tomb in the same context (bk.XII,XIII). Even the tomb of Lazarus had been a cave before it was a tomb (Jn 11:38).When one views the evidence carefully, it can be seen that pre-ConstantinianChristians reckoned this cave on Olivet to be the ruins of the tomb of Jesus. Prior to Constantine, there is no evidence (either orthodox or heretical) that the later site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the western part of Jerusalem was in any way significant to Christians nor was the southwest hill important that came to be called “Sion” after the time of Constantine. Indeed, when Eusebius first heard in AD 326 that Constantine and his mother were selecting a Venus Shrine as the site of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, he stated that such was “contrary to all expectation” (Life of Constantine III.28). At the dedication of the “Holy Sepulchre” in AD 335, Eusebius requested Constantine to inform the assembled bishops his reasons for building that church. The reasons were “SECRET to us [Eusebius and the bishops], but known TO YOU ALONE…which caused YOU to RAISE UP this sacred edifice (Oration of Eusebius, XVIII, emphasis mine). There were no historical documents or traditions which were retained by Christians at Jerusalem to support its legitimacy. It was selected because of the dreams, visions and supposed miraculous signs associated with Constantine and his advisors. The early church historian Sozomen felt that historical records were not necessary when visions and dreams presented the “real facts” to the Christian world (History II.1).Eusebius showed in his works written before AD 326 that Jesus was actually crucified on what he called the symbolic “Mount Sion” for Christians. Three times in his Proof of the Gospel (I.4; VI.13; IX.14) he identified the Christian “Mount Sion” as being where Jesus spent most of His time when He was in the area of Jerusalem and that spot was on the Mount of Olives (Mk 11:1; Lk 21:37; 22:39; Jn 18:2). Eusebius also said the shekinah left Mount Moriah and went eastward to abide on this Christian “Mount Sion” that was located “adjacent to” or “opposite” Jerusalem and the Temple Mount — an apt geographical description of the Mount of Olives (Proof of the Gospel, I.4; VI.18). To Eusebius, Olivet was where the New Covenant began when the Temple veil tore in two (VIII.2). Eusebius even stated that the Christian church was founded on Olivet (VI.18) and Jerome reiterated the same belief (Letter CVIII.12). And in his commentary on Isaiah (written before AD 326), Eusebius made the plain statement that this new “Mount Sion” (Olivet) was actually the site of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus (Is 2:1–4; see Walker, Holy City, Holy Places?, pp.302,305). This makes the top of Olivet to be Calvary.
Ron Wyatt Testimony of the Ark
Ron Wyatt Testimony of the Ark
Ron Wyatts claim to have found the Ark of the Covenant has been met with some strong denials. Let me share a couple with you now.
The Garden Tomb Association of Jerusalem state in a letter they issue to visitors on request:
The Council of the Garden Tomb Association (London) totally refutes the claim of Wyatt to have discovered the original Ark of the Covenant or any other biblical artifacts within the boundaries of the area known as the Garden Tomb Jerusalem. Though Wyatt was allowed to dig within this privately owned garden on a number of occasions (the last occasion being the summer of 1991) staff members of the Association observed his progress and entered his excavated shaft. As far as we are aware nothing was ever discovered to support his claims nor have we seen any evidence of biblical artifacts or temple treasures.
Archaeologist Joe Zias of Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has stated that “Ron Wyatt is neither an archaeologist nor has he ever carried out a legally licensed excavation in Israel or Jerusalem. In order to excavate one must have at least a BA in archaeology which he does not possess despite his claims to the contrary. … [His claims] fall into the category of trash which one finds in tabloids such as the National Enquirer, Sun etc.”
Wyatt’s official organization, Wyatt Archaeological Research (WAR), claims that the IAA has always been aware of the excavations and issued “verbal permits” for most of them and official permits to all WAR excavations since 2002. Nevertheless, the only evidence of WAR involvement in a legitimate excavation sanctioned by the IAA relates to WAR part-funding of a 2005 dig.
Some Evangelicals have also been critical of Wyatt’s claims: Answers in Genesis called Wyatt’s claims “fraudulent”, and David Merling, a Seventh-day Adventist professor of archaeology addressed the issues of Wyatt’s Noah’s Ark and anchor stones with the following:
While the Durupinar site is about the right length for Noah’s ark, [it is]… too wide to be Noah’s ark. Wyatt has claimed that the “boat-shapedness” of this formation can only be explained by its being Noah’s ark, but both Shea and Morris have offered other plausible explanations. Likewise, Wyatt has argued that the standing stones he has found are anchors, while Terian is aware of similar stones outside the Durupinar site area that were pagan cultic stones later converted by Christians for Christian purposes.
The Ark of the Covenant—could it even be found?
The Wyatt/Gray ‘track record’ of false claims on other subjects (see main text) makes it easy to dismiss these current claimants to finding the Ark of the Covenant, along with all their ‘reasons’ as to why no one is conveniently allowed to access any hard evidence.
The Ark was probably lost or destroyed when the Babylonians sacked Jerusalem in 587 B.C. and destroyed the temple. If Jews had hidden it, the Ark would surely have been used in the Second Temple, which Josephus says it wasn’t (Jewish Wars 5:219).
An additional reason for skepticism, which would apply to any future such claims by others, relates to God’s dealings in fulfilling the Old Covenant system via the New Covenant in Christ. God forcefully demonstrated this with the destruction of the Jerusalem temple in AD 70, predicted by Christ four decades earlier (Matthew 24). There were to be no more animal sacrifices once His designated ‘Passover Lamb,’ the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:29, Rev. 13:8), had been slain ‘once for all’ (Hebrews 10:10).
Jeremiah 3:16 strongly suggests that there is to be no reappearance of the Ark of the Covenant, either: ‘And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.’
Eyewitness Testimony About a Video Shot in
the Ark of the Covenant Cave
Personal Testimony by Ian Thain
This may be an appropriate time to mention publicly that I and several other Christians have watched with our own eyes a video which Ron shot
inside the cave before the furniture was re-arranged. The crack in the roof was clearly visible with the Blood still on it; the table was there
in close-up, and many piles of skins. The Ark was there, but was covered by a brilliant white light which hid it from the camera as Ron panned
around the cave.
To the best of my knowledge there is only one copy of it in existence, Ron’s original, and it’s not in America now. It’s in a safe place of the Lord’s own choosing to which I once took Aaron Sen, who has met the keeper but has not viewed the tape.
I was an eye-witness of Ron’s tape of the inside of the cave. I wasn’t with him when he shot it, but I saw the tape not very long afterwards. Ron himself was keen that the tape should be seen widely. Events turned out otherwise however. But for what it’s worth I’m happy to answer any questions I can about the tape, and what I saw on it. I last viewed it some years ago and my visual memory is not great (I’m far better with words). However by the same token my visual imagination is pretty bad too, which is probably a good thing for this purpose.
My sole purpose in mentioning it here was to help strengthen the faith of some here whose confidence in Ron’s word may have been shaken by doubts.
> 1. How long is the video tape?
The section shot inside the cave was part of a longer tape, most of which contained other less dramatic stuff. I’d say there were several minutes’
of material shot inside the cave.
> 2. What quality is it? Shaky? Steady? On a tripod? In color?
Steady and in color. From what I can recall I’d say it was almost certainly shot using a tripod and a single camera light, which Ron moved
about in between shots from one part of the cave to another so as to get pictures of the contents from different angles.
> What type of lighting used? Good quality or poor? Grainy footage or clear?
Single light fixed to the camera. As Ron panned round the cave the light moved with the camera; off-centre the edges of the frame were quite dark.
The tape was free from grain, but the colour balance was not great. I suppose it was NTSC (which in the days when I was a videotape engineer we
used to say stood for ‘Never The Same Colour twice’). 🙂
> 3. Did you see any angels on the tape?
> 4. Was there a time stamp on the tape itself that was displayed on the screen?
Not that I recall, there wasn’t.
> 5. How long ago did you see it?
Pass. That information might assist those who want to find the tape.
> 6. Have you ever talked to Ron about the tape? If so what did he say.
I never talked to him specifically about the tape. I did ask him questions about the Ark, about the tables of stone, and about the book of the law. I
assumed at the time that everybody who knew anything of Ron’s work had seen this tape along with all his other material. It was only when Bill
Fry intercepted a post of mine to this list that I realized that this was not so. Even Bill hadn’t seen it.
> 7. The person(s) who have the tape are they waiting for the right time to release it? Did Ron give it to him/her/them or what’s the reason for them holding it back.
Same answer as that to question 5 I’m afraid. Sorry.
> 8. From your perspective is this the tape where Ron took out the tables of stone? Was this before or after that event if it’s not the same footage.
No. It’s an earlier tape. Neither Ron nor the tables appeared on the tape I saw.
> 9. How many people were with you when you viewed it and where did this occur? Australia?
Only one person viewed it simultaneously with me, but several others had seen it just a few days previously. One has since gone to be with the
Lord, but the others are still alive. The country name is under wraps, as per Q5.
> 10. Does Ron say anything on the tape? If so what does he say?
No. Ron was the cameraman, but he didn’t appear in front of the camera, and I don’t recall his giving any verbal commentary on the sequence inside
> 11. What does the Table of Showbread look like?
To be honest it looked dark bronze, but I suppose that was the effect of the camera light which probably had a predominantly blue spectrum. The
table was rectangular and had a raised decorative border a few inches high running all around the top, with what I took to be cast pomegranates at
regular intervals. The cave sequence opened with a close-up shot of one corner of the table, showing some fine workmanship in its making.
> 12. Did you see the 7 branch candlestick and if so what did it look like?
No. I was consciously looking for it, but I didn’t see it. (Everybody asks this question! It’s the most popular question after the Ark itself).
> 13. You said you saw the skins piled up in a corner?
They weren’t piled in a corner; they were heaped everywhere, all over the floor and everything else. Lots of them.
> What conditions were they in?
I don’t recall any close-ups of the coverings, but the general impression was one of grey dustiness. They were folded up as you would fold a lot of
blankets, and some were obviously covering large objects underneath. The menorah may have been on its side under them.
> 14. Did you see any other object in the cave and if so what were they?
At the time I thought that this tape was going on general release and that I’d be getting a copy sometime, so I didn’t make any mental notes.
But I do remember seeing the stone box in which the Ark had been stored, with its lid moved to one side. I have a feeling that Goliath’s sword was
there, but I have no particular mental image of it; just that we discussed it between ourselves, and the reason for our discussing it was probably
that it was in there. Of course the dominant feature was the Ark itself, and the fact that it was hidden by a brilliant white light. As Ron panned
the camera around, a circle of light moved across the field of view until it filled the whole screen, then it moved off again at the other edge.
Ron’s verbal account of this was that the effect was only on the tape; no such light was visible to him inside the cave where he saw the Ark
plainly. It was only when he viewed the tape afterwards that he saw that the light had covered the Ark for the purpose of the recording.
The other notable feature was the crack in the roof of the cave with the dark stain of blood on one side of it, about the size of one’s hand I
should think. (The roof was not high; a man would probably have had to stoop to avoid hitting his head). Seeing the blood there was the most
moving thing to me.
I think if the Lord had wanted somebody to give a detailed account of the tape He would have chosen somebody other than me to see it! My powers of
visual observation and retention are famously bad. My principal contribution to this debate is simply that I can testify to having seen that tape, that it showed exactly what Ron said it did, and that I was awed at what I saw. I think we all were.
- Did the table of showbread have just one shelf (top one) or any below it too?
I only remember seeing the top surface, and not much below it. I think it was perhaps partially covered by skins, but it was quite a while ago and
as I mentioned earlier my visual memory is really terrible.
> 2. How close to the ceiling was the ark of the covenant stone case?
Very close. I remember being rather surprised at how low the roof was. I can’t give you any meaningful estimate of the exact distance – I’d have to
view the tape again to do that – but my memory is that it was about enough to crawl into and not much more.
> 3. Was the chamber cleared out? Like was Ron shooting the video from the floor of the chamber or was he standing on stones or what? You
> said he was close to the ceiling any thoughts on how close?
The chamber was certainly not cleared out. In fact apart from things like the lid of the stone box, it looked as though nobody had been in there for
centuries. As I suppose they hadn’t. The place looked like a lumber room, with things everywhere all over the floor, and of course all those heaps
of skins, so that you would have to clamber over one thing to look at the next. Ron was about my height (6ft) and I reckon I’d have had to stoop in
there, but I think the camera was a foot or more so below head height.
> 4. Was the stone case that held the ark in the middle of the chamber or up against one of the sides?
From the opening shot it was on the right hand side at the back, if the camera was central that is. But what with there being so many objects in
there, only those in front of the camera being illuminated, and the light in front of the Ark dis-orienting things a bit, I couldn’t swear to it.
However my memory is certainly that it wasn’t in the center of the cave; I think it was close to a wall at the back.
> 5. Did you see any openings into the chamber or the shape of the chamber?
No. Because of the limited lighting that wasn’t possible.
> 6. Did it look like Hi-8 video or something older?
Actually it didn’t look too bad, all things considered. It was a difficult situation for an amateur shoot. I was never into amateur video (I worked with B&W 1-inch tape on 12-inch reels) so I couldn’t guess which system it was. The picture quality seemed rather better than some of Ron’s other stuff though, so maybe he had taken particular care to get hold of a good camera.
> 7. Does the keeper of the video still have the tape?
I guess he certainly could, but ….. amazing as it sounds to us here, he has forgotten the cave sequence completely, as Aaron Sen and I discovered
when we called upon him for the express purpose of having a look at it – in Aaron’s case for the first time. Now in the context of our uneventful little lives, that sounds hard to believe; that anybody to whom these things mean so much could actually forget such a unique thing in his possession! This man is a Spirit-filled believer in the Lord, and is deeply appreciative of the significance of these matters. He supported Ron and contributed significantly to Ron’s work, so he isn’t ignorant. But he is a man to whom strange, and sometimes dangerous, things just happen. The same was true of his father, so it runs in the family. I have sometimes said that, if and when World War Three breaks out, it will be six feet away from where this man happens to be standing at that moment; a bit like being the guy who happened to be standing next to Crown Prince Ferdinand when he was shot in 1914. This man has about a dozen of Ron’s tapes, but he has not sat down and catalogued them, and to do so would necessarily take up a fair bit of time. His wife too is the CEO of a multi-million $ business. I hope I have given you something of the picture. People like this do not sit about in the evenings flicking through the TV channels. They live very full, and
sometimes dangerous, lives.
But for all that, it would be hard to think of a more suitable man to be keeper of something like this. He is completely fearless; and he is very well aware of what is going on in the world behind the scenes. His friends and contacts are too.
Web host Comments:
Some may be skeptical of Ian’s testimony, but the very fact that he would bring someone to the keeper’s home to see the video is evidence that he is telling us the truth. Aaron said the keeper of the tape has forgotten other things also, so one could expect him to have also forgotten about the video.
Just the fact that Ron was building a second tunnel for the ark is evidence he was telling the truth, (for if you are a liar, you only need one tunnel and don’t need to spend $100,000.00 on a second tunnel), so it is true that by Ian bringing Aaron is evidence he was revisiting the video to see it again and is telling us the truth here today.
THE FOUR ANGELS
THE ARK OF GOD
And Its Supernatural HappeningsPrepared by Devon Grey
From the time of ancient Israel the Ark of the Covenant, the focal point of Israel’s sojourn in the wilderness, was where God’s throne on earth was, where His Holy Spirit the Shekinah abode on the mercy seat.Many accounts in the Bible tell of supernatural events connected with it until it was hidden in a cave by Jeremiah at the time of the Babylonian captivity. Now in our day, under the leading of God’s Spirit, the Lord leading Ron Wyatt to its discovery has shown again through supernatural events and experiences the sacred nature of the Ark, for the sake of edifying and confirming His continued presence.This study will take the reader through all of the known events past and present connected with the Ark and its contents, for its contents (the 10 Commandment Tables of Stone) was the focus of God’s interest in the Ark, and His protecting care over it throughout its history. But of equal importance to the Heavenly Father, since His Son Jesus was crucified, is Jesus’ spilt and now dried blood resting on the mercy seat. These things make the resting place of the Ark the most important and precious spot in all of God’s universe. This we know because it was revealed to Ron by the Lord that the chamber where the ark rests is considered His earthly temple, the Most Holy Place, where His Holy Spirit resides. This, the most precious place in the universe, is the only physical evidence ever that today testifies of God’s gift of His Son to save mankind. This blood is the only physical witness today of what happened 2000 years ago when Jesus died. Up until 1990, when Ron was led to this most important find ever, no one had even a clue where the Ark was hidden for over 2500 years, much less that Jesus’ blood actually fell on the mercy seat of the Ark.This study will give the hard evidence for this most amazing discovery of all time, and the physical supernatural manifestations of this as proof of who has orchestrated this discovery. It should be obvious to all the utter impossibility that this find could have been arranged by any man or group of men without God’s direct intervention, leading, and guiding Ron.What Ron experienced on His fourth trip into the chamber has recently been written up as prima facie evidence, and will soon be a witness to the world as God moves to bring this information out into the light.
ASSOCIATED ARK MIRACLES OF THE PAST:There are 4 angels that were assigned by God to protect and keep the Ark and the “Tables of Stone,” contained therein. Little did anyone dream that over 2500 years later these angels would make their presence known again to Ron Wyatt on his fourth visit to the chamber where the Ark is hidden.This whole story and miraculous chain of events is the most precious and exciting revelation by God in modern times. This series of discoveries revealed to Ron Wyatt starting in the 1970’s, has to be one of the strongest evidences that last day events are upon us and that we must be at the end of time.The following extract gives a good history of the Ark and the series of miraculous events associated with it. Significant to the reader is the mention of four angels who were assigned to go with the ark and remain with it. These angels were responsible for the miraculous events which happened during its history and connected with the Israelites. This was taken from the Book Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 1, pages 398-414, in a chapter entitled The Ark of God.
THE ARK OF GOD
The ark of God was a sacred chest, made to be the depository of the ten commandments, which law was the representative of God himself. This ark was considered the glory and strength of Israel. The token of the Divine presence abode upon it day and night. The priests who ministered before it were sacredly consecrated to the holy office. They wore a breast-plate bordered with precious stones of different materials, the same that compose the twelve foundations of the city of God. Within the borders were the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, graven on precious stones set in gold. This was a very rich and beautiful work, suspended from the shoulders of the priests, covering the breast.At the right and left of the breast-plate were set two larger stones, which shone with great brilliancy. When difficult matters were brought to the judges, which they could-not decide, they were referred to the priests, and they inquired of God who answered them. If he favored, and if he would grant them success, a halo of light and glory especially rested upon the precious stone at the right. If he disapproved, a vapor or cloud seemed to settle upon the precious stone at the left hand. When they inquired of God in regard to going to battle, the precious stone at the right, when circled with light, said, Go, and prosper. The stone at the left, when shadowed with a cloud, said, Thou shalt not go; thou shalt not prosper.When the high priest entered within the most holy, once a years; and ministered before the ark in the awful presence of God, he inquired, and God often answered him with an audible voice. When the Lord did not answer by a voice, he let the sacred beams of light and glory rest upon the cherubim upon the right of the ark, in approbation, or favor. If their requests were refused a cloud rested upon the cherubim at the left.
THE FOUR ANGELS
Four heavenly angels always accompanied the ark of God in all its journeys, to guard it from all danger; and to fulfill any mission required of them to connection with the ark.AT THE JORDAN:Jesus the Son of God, followed by heavenly angels went before the ark as it came to Jordan; and the waters were cut off before his presence. Christ and angels stood by the ark and the priests in the bed of the river, until all Israel had passed over Jordan. Christ and angels attended the circuit of the ark around Jericho, and finally cast down the massive walls of the city, and delivered Jericho into the hands of Israel.
IN THE LAND OF THE PHILISTINES:God permitted his ark to be taken by their enemies, to show Israel how vain it was to trust in the ark, the symbol of his presence, while they were profaning the commandments contained in the ark. God would humble them by removing from them that sacred ark, their boasted strength and confidence.The Philistines were triumphant, because they had, as they thought, the famous god of the Israelites, which had performed such wonders for them and had made them a terror to their enemies. They took the ark of God to Ashdod, and set it in a splendid temple, made in honor of their most popular god, Dagon, and placed it by the side of their god. In the morning, the priests of these gods entered the temple, and they were terrified to find Dagon fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord. They raised Dagon and placed him in his former position. They thought he might have accidentally fallen. But the next morning they found him fallen as before upon his face to the ground, and the head of Dagon and both his hands were cut off. THE (4) ANGELS OF GOD WHO ACCOMPANIED THE ARK, prostrated the senseless idol god, and afterward mutilated it, to show that God, the living God, was above all gods, and that before him every heathen god was as nothing.The men of Ashdod began to be greatly afflicted. The Lord destroyed them; and they remembered the plagues brought upon Egypt, and their mutilated god, and were convinced that it was because they kept the ark of God, that these distressing afflictions came upon them. God would evidence to the idolatrous Philistines, and also to his people, that the ark was strength and power to those who were obedient to his law; and that to the disobedient and wicked it was punishment and death. When the men of Ashdod became convinced that it was the God of the Hebrews who caused their afflictions, because of his ark, they decided that the ark of the God of Israel should not abide with them. For, said they, “his hand is sore upon us, and upon Dagon, our god.” The great men and rulers consulted together, relative to what they should do with the ark of the God of Israel. They had taken it in triumph, but knew not what to do with the sacred chest; for instead of its being a power and strength to them, it was a great burden and a heavy curse. They decided to send it to Gath. But THE DESTROYING ANGELS carried on their work of destruction in that place also. Very many of the people of Gath died; and they dared not retain the ark longer there, lest the God of Israel should consume them all by his curse.They of Gath decided to send the ark to Ekron. The Ekronites were also afflicted, and great numbers of them died. They went to their gods for help, as the cities of Ashdod and Gath had done, but they obtained no relief. They then humbled themselves to cry to the God of Israel, to whom the ark belonged for relief from their affliction. So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and said, “Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to his own place, that it slay us not, and our people; for there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city; the hand of God was very heavy there. And the men that died not, were smitten with the emerods; and the cry of the city went up to Heaven.” It was borne from place to place in terror, and destruction from God followed its course, until the Philistines were greatly perplexed to know what to do with it. ANGELS WHO ACCOMPANIED IT, GUARDED IT FROM ALL HARM. And the Philistines did not dare to open the chest; for their god Dagon had met with such a fate that they feared to touch it, or to have it near them. They called for the priests and the diviners, and inquired of them what they should do with the ark of God. They advised them to send it back to the people to whom it belonged, and the send with it a costly trespass-offering, which if God would be pleased to accept, they would be healed. They should also understand that God’s hand was upon them because they had taken his ark, which belonged alone to Israel.Some were not in favor of this. It was too humiliating to carry back the ark; and they urged that no one of the Philistines would dare venture his life, to carry the ark of the God of Israel, which had brought such death upon them. Their counselors entreated the people not to harden their hearts, as the Egyptians and Pharaoh had done, and cause still greater afflictions and plagues to come upon them. And as they were all afraid to take the ark of God, they advised them, saying, “Now therefore, make a new cart, and take two milch kine, on which there hath come on yoke, and tie the kine to the cart, and bring their calves home from them. And take the ark of the Lord, and lay it upon the cart; and put the jewels of gold, which ye return him for a trespass-offering, in a coffer by the side thereof; and send it away, that it may go. And see, if it goeth up by the way of his own coast to Beth-shemesh, then he hath done us this great evil; but if not, then we shall know that it is not his hand that smote us; it was a chance that happened to us. And the men did so; and took two milch kine, and tied them to the cart, and shut up their calves at home.” “And the kine took the straight way to the way of Beth-shemesh, and went along the highway, lowing as they went, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.”The Philistines knew that the cows would not be induced to leave their young calves at home, unless they should be urged by some unseen power. The cows went direct to Beth-shemesh, lowing for their calves, yet going directly from them. The lords of the Philistines followed after the ark unto the border of Beth-shemesh. The dared not trust that sacred chest wholly to the cows. They feared that if any evil happened to it, greater calamities would come upon them. They knew not THAT ANGELS OF GOD ACCOMPANIED THE ARK, and guided the cows in their course to the place where it belonged.ON TO BETH-SHEMESH:The men of Beth-shemesh were curious to know what great power could be in that ark, which caused it to accomplish such marvelous things. They looked upon the ark alone as being so powerful, and were not accrediting the power to God. None but men sacredly appointed for the purpose could look upon the ark , divested of its coverings, without being slain; for it was as though looking upon God himself. And as the people gratified their curiosity, and opened the ark to gaze into its sacred recesses, which the heathen idolaters had not dared to do, THE ANGELS ATTENDING THE ARK SLEW ABOVE FIFTY THOUSAND OF THE PEOPLE.And the people of Beth-shemesh were afraid of the ark; and they said, “‘Who is able to stand before this holy Lord God.’ And to whom shall he go up from us? And they sent messengers to the inhabitants of Kirjath-jearim, saying, The Philistines have brought again the ark of the Lord. Come ye down, and fetch it up to you.” The people of Kirjath-jearim brought the ark of the Lord to the house of Abinadab, and sanctified his son to keep it. For twenty years the Hebrews were in the power of the Philistines, and they were greatly humbled, and repented of their sins; and Samuel interceded for them, and God was again merciful to them.BACK TO ISRAEL:The ark remained in the house of Abinadab until David was made king. He gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand, and went to bring up the ark of God. They set the ark upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab. Uzzah and Ahio, sons of Abinadab, drove the cart. David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of musical instruments. “And when they came to Nachon’s threshing-floor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it. And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.” He showed a manifest distrust of God, as though he who had brought the ark from the land of the Philistines, could not take care of it. ANGELS WHO ATTENDED THE ARK STRUCK DOWN UZZAH for presuming impatiently to put his hand upon the ark of God.”And they brought in the ark of the Lord, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it. And David offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before the Lord.”After Solomon had finished building the temple, he assembled the elders of Israel, and the most influential men among the people, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the city of David. Solomon followed the example of his father David. Every six paces, he sacrificed. With singing, and with music, and great ceremony, “the priests brought in the ark of the covenant for the Lord unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubim. For the cherubim spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and the staves thereof above.”A most splendid sanctuary had been made, according to the pattern showed to Moses in the mount, and afterward presented by the Lord to David. The earthly sanctuary was made like the heavenly. In addition to the cherubim on the top of the ark, Solomon made two other angels of larger size, standing at each end of the ark, REPRESENTING THE HEAVENLY ANGELS ALWAYS GUARDING THE LAW OF GOD. It is impossible to describe the beauty and splendor of this tabernacle. There, as in the tabernacle, the sacred ark was borne in solemn, reverential order, and set in its place beneath the wings of the two stately cherubim that stood upon the floor.INTO THE TEMPLE:The sacred choir united their voices with all kinds of musical instruments, in praise to God. And while the voices, in harmony with instruments of music, resounded through the temple, and were borne upon the air through Jerusalem, the cloud of God’s glory took possession of the house, as it had formerly filled the tabernacle. “And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord.“King Solomon stood upon a brazen scaffold before the altar, and blessed the people. He then knelt down, and with his hands raised upward, poured forth earnest and solemn prayer to God, while the congregation were bowed with their faces to the ground. After Solomon had ended his prayer, a miraculous fire came from Heaven and consumed the sacrifice.Because of the sins of Israel, the calamity which God said should come upon the temple if his people departed from him, was fulfilled some hundreds of years after the temple was built. God promised Solomon, if he would remain faithful, and his people would obey all his commandments, that that glorious temple should stand forever in all its splendor, as an evidence of the prosperity and exalted blessings resting upon Israel for their obedience.THE ARK HIDDEN:Because of Israel’s transgression of the commandments of God, and their wicked acts, God suffered them to go into captivity, to humble and punish them. Before the temple was destroyed, God made known to a few of his faithful servants the fate of the temple, which was the pride of Israel, and which they regarded with idolatry, while they were sinning against God. He also revealed to them the captivity of Israel. THESE RIGHTEOUS MEN, JUST BEFORE THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE, REMOVED THE SACRED ARK CONTAINING THE TABLES OF STONE, AND WITH MOURNING AND SADNESS, SECRETED IT IN A CAVE WHERE IT WAS TO BE HID FROM THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL, BECAUSE OF THEIR SINS, AND WAS TO BE NO MORE RESTORED TO THEM. THAT SACRED ARK IS YET HID. IT HAS NEVER BEEN DISTURBED SINCE IT WAS SECRETED.
After almost 2600 years in hiding the Lord has revealed the location of the Ark and orchestrated its being brought to light. Beginning with Ron’s arm going up and pointing to where it was hidden, and words coming out of his mouth that he did not speak, and ending with his encounter with the four angels. The four angels guarding the Ark and its contents since Moses put the tables of stone in the Ark, are still at their post of duty. They helped Ron personally in what the Lord wanted to have done. The world will soon see them on the video Ron was instructed to make by them, along with the tables of stone and Jesus’ blood. In God’s time all will be revealed.
MORE MIRACULOUS HAPPENINGS:
(As told by Ron)
When we were excavating in Israel for the Ark of the Covenant a lot of people would come by. We were just about a block and a half up the street from the Rockefeller museum which is where all the offices of the Israeli Antiquities Department are located. Now, there’s been a letter sent around that implies that we never had a permit and possibly never excavated and all those sorts of things. Satan is at work and there are those who will not enter the kingdom and they will do all they can to stop others from entering. And so this is the type of thing we are dealing with.Well, by way of a quick explanation – The United Nations passed 2 resolutions that there was to be no Archaeological excavations in occupied territories, so all of us who have received permits to do archaeological work in occupied territories have been asked to keep those private. One person who kind of shouted around about his is not doing archaeological work in Israel any more…. I’m not going to jeopardize my relationship with those people just to have the satisfaction of showing some of these people that they are wrong. There are things that are more important than proving people wrong. And all the folks that we discuss we pray for. Remember this. Anybody that gets to heaven is going to be a nice person. So you can enthusiastically pray for the worst kind of people there are, that the Lord will save them, because, again, if they get to heaven they’re going to be nice people!From time to time people would come by, they’d come over and stop and watch for a bit. And several of them would come over and say, “What are you all diggin’ for?” And so I’d say, “The Ark of the Covenant“. And they’d look at me right funny and they’d say, “SURE!” and they’d go on their way.This one man came by one day around noon and he watched for a bit and then he said, “Look, can I help ya’?” I said, “Sure.” So we let him carry buckets of dirt and debris from the top of the dig (of course the dig was down in the cave and that day my turn was up on the top – I had to go round up some things, and so I was working up there) – we let him carry the buckets off to where we were dropping the palings. And so he started asking a few questions and we had a conversation about a few things. And he said, “You know, I’m going through a religious training school over on the other side of Jerusalem and I wish you could come over there and talk to the rest of the students and our teachers.” And he said, “Is that sort of thing possible?” And I said, “Sure. If you’ll give me a time I’ll try to get over there.” And so he excused himself. He said, “I’ll go make a phone call and then find out what would be a good time.” So he was gone for a few minutes, came back, and he said, “How’s Wednesday evening?” And I said, “That would be fine.” And so he gave me directions how to get to the place where this school was located and he put it on the back of a piece of paper and I stuck it in my pocket.Wednesday came, and I knocked off a bit early, got washed up and I got a “rent-a-wreck” car. (You can get them quite inexpensively – they’ve all been wrecked but they still run so that’s the main part! None of them have air conditioning, or at least the ones I got didn’t, so I had the windows rolled down.) I was proceeding across Jerusalem all on these streets that were on the little sketch and I got to one place and I couldn’t find the street and I was going back and forth along this road looking for that street and it just simply wasn’t there! So after about a half a dozen passes, I said, “Lord, if You want me to talk to these people You’re going to have to help me find them, ’cause I simply can’t find the street here.” And I asked that in Jesus’ name. (Probably if I’d done it the SECOND trip it wouldn’t have taken so long!.)I decided, to go down the street I was on and make one more pass, and if I don’t find it I’m just simply going back to the hotel and try again some other day. I turned around and started back up the street, and there was a little old man tottering along the edge of the pavement. He was having a terrible time keeping his balance. He wasn’t drunk, he was just simply, you know, one foot on the dirt and the other one on the black-top and some stones and stuff there and so he would wobble out in the road a bit. And I stopped forgetting about my problem. And I said, “Sir, can I take you home or wherever you want to go, ’cause you’re going to get killed out there like you are.” And so he said, “Yes, Thank you!” And so he got in the car and I said, “Now, I’m lost already, so you’ll have to tell me where to turn.” And he said, “Well, I’m going to a little shop at the foot of the hill up here.” And I said, “OK. You just tell me where to turn and I’ll take you there.” And so we went up the street a little ways and he said, “Turn here.” And so I turned down that street and we got to the bottom of the hill and here was this market and I said, “Are you sure this is where you want to go?” And he said, “Yes.” Well, the market was all boarded up. It had sheets of plywood over the windows and doors, and weeds and saplings were growing up all around the thing – it was quite obvious to me that it hadn’t been used in several years! That’s why I asked him “Are you sure this is where you want to go?” He said “Yes.” So anyway, he got out of the car and he turned around and stuck his head back in the window and he said, “The young man you are looking for is up that road at the top of the hill.” [pointing] He said, “You go through one gate and it’s the first house on the right.” Well, I hadn’t said a word to him about no young man or anything like that…. When he pointed I looked to make sure I saw what direction he was pointing and when I looked back to say “thank you” he was gone….Well, we had a REAL good meeting that night…!!! But folks, God’s angels have been given orders to do anything they can to facilitate the finishing of God’s work. And if you want to have these kinds of experiences yourself, just be sure you know what to tell people. That they must go to the Father in the name and blood of His Son and ask for forgiveness and rehabilitation, and that God’s law is binding throughout eternity. In Ps. 89 verse 34 He says, “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” Now we’ve been sharing that thought with people for some time and the other day I was reading in the Spirit of Prophecy and ran across a statement where she is talking about the last work and she said “the workers will remind the world that God does not alter the thing that has gone out of His lips.” Well, I don’t know about you, but that is quite reassuring to me to know that the Lord impressed me to state that and that she had predicted that that would be a part of the last message!
(As told during question and answer period at Lexington, TN on January 9, 1999)QUESTION: What about the 6 men who died. Were they Rabbi’s?ANSWER: Now about the six men. I don’t know if they were Rabbi’s or not. The Ark of the Covenant is 300′ north of the old city wall of Jerusalem and is in occupied territory. As you know Yasser Arafat has every intention of getting Jerusalem back and this area. And the UN and the United States seem to be intent on forcing Israel to accept that situation.The Israelis wanted to move the Ark of the Covenant out of occupied territory, into their own territory. And they allowed or arranged for six men, dressed in Levitical garb to go in and move the Ark. I didn’t ask too many questions as I have learned that it is best not to get nosy. When I go over there, quite often I will stop by the Antiquities Office, and ask them if there is something I can help them with. Now we have some electronics and some experience using electronics, and so we are able to find things that they have problems locating. We are able to see if there is something in a cave, before we actually open it, with electronics. And so they have had me do some of this for them. On this occasion they just said, “yes we have a problem that you may be able to help us with.” So that night I met them down at Zedekiah’s Cave. Some of you know where that is if you have been there. And so we went in, and they said that six men went down this tunnel to move the Ark of the Covenant to a safer place and they didn’t come out. “Would you go see what happened to them.” Well the Israelis are not cowards by any stretch of the imagination. Now the men that were in the tunnel had these walkie-talkies or radios, and I’m sure they were in contact with people that were at the opening to the tunnel. All I can figure is, that they must have made some horrifying noises as they died, which was heard by those outside, otherwise they would have gone in to see what happened to them. But, nobody would go in. Well when I went in they were all six dead. From the beginning of the tunnel in Zedekiah’s Cave to the chamber that the Ark of the Covenant is in, is 370′. They had progressed approximately 70′ along the tunnel when they died. All of them died of a bilateral stroke, as witnessed by the fact that in all six, both of their eyes were crossed.Now to date there have been approximately 16 people who have died, because they have tried to interfere with or stop this work that God is allowing me to do. Most of them died in connection with the Ark of the Covenant in particular. They have all died of brain cancer or stroke. So anyway what I basically did when I saw what had happened, I went back out and told them. They had brought along these rescue baskets made of lightweight alloy, with ropes tied to them in case I was able to go in.So I took the baskets in one at a time. I would pick up a body and put it in a basket. I held it upright as the people at the end of the tunnel would pull the basket out. When we got one to the entrance to the tunnel, I would take another basket back in and load on another body, until we got all six of them out. I didn’t ask what they did with them, I didn’t ask anything and was asked not to say anything. But this appeared in a couple of papers that there had been six Israelis die in an effort to retrieve a national artifact. Because it was in the papers, some people asked me if I knew about it. I answered yes! And so we have shared that information. What this indicates is simply God is quite happy with the Ark of the Covenant being where it is, and has no intention of letting anybody move it.
ANOTHER TRAGIC DEATH:Another incident had to do with a man who was told about the Ark’s existence before Ron was told not to say anything. He got all excited and wanted Ron to get the information to the press. Ron refused, so the man said he was going to get the word out and called some newspapermen to hold a news conference. Ron was quite worried about this, but could not do anything about it as he was scheduled to fly home the next morning, the same time the man was to inform the press. That conference was never held, for the man was found dead in a back alley with his throat slashed from ear to ear.WHEN GOD SAID NO:Another incident in which God had a hand, but the results were not tragic, because God kept it from happening. This was when a religious television program, tried to scope the news about the discovery of the Ark and tried to coerce Ron to take them there, bribing him with money etc. They offered to pay his way over and go with him, hoping when they got there, Ron would buckle under. The head of the program and his brother were there. They were pressuring him to take them to the Ark, but Ron refused.Finally someone suggested that they pray for a sign as to what to do. They took that suggestion and prayed that if Ron WAS NOT to take them to the Ark that it would rain by the next day. Rain in that part of the world and at that time of the year was very unlikely, but that night it rained hard. The next day, one of the brothers was still insistent that they be taken to the Ark. He suggested that his brother go. This brother told him that there was no way he would think of doing that, for God had given a clear NO, and he would not be a part of the other brothers scheme.The outcome was that they did not get to video tape the Ark as planned. An outcome from all of this was that the one brother who was insistent started a rumor that Ron had broken an agreement and taken the money. This is a boldface lie and never happened. The enemy has tried hard to smear Ron’s name and discredit the discoveries.