Join us now as we begin, Revealing God’s Treasure. The Ark of the Covenant. As we look at an old map of Jerusalem , we
can see the Church of the Holy Seplechure situated well inside the city walls. This is the traditional Catholic and Greek
Orthodox site of Jesus’ crucifixion and burial. The site for the church was chosen in the
fourth century by the Roman Emperor Constantine’s self proclaimed psychic mother Helena, who
was attracted to the site because the Temple of Vēnus was at this location. As we enter the building, we can see a mural
of the crucifixion and burial of Christ. Upon entering the rotunda, we can look up
to see the dome, with the rays of the sun on the ceiling. Then we pan down to see the tomb. We ponder
the question, “Is this the correct location for Jesus’ crucifixion and burial?” Does this
site match the biblical account? As we make our way to the exit, we see the
adoration of the Stone of Anointing, where some think Jesus’ body was prepared for burial. From the church, we will be heading North
towards the Damascus gate. We’re traveling through a Muslim bazaar, and
it is Friday, so the Muslims are streaming into the city for worship. Our destination is an alternative location
for Jesus’ crucifixion site, one that is outside the city. John chapter 19 states, “For the place where
Jesus was crucified was near the city.” This tells us He was executed outside the city
walls. Approaching the Damascus Gate on the North
side of the city, it is the most beautiful of Jerusalem ‘s 11 gates. These walls were
constructed in the 16th century by the Ottoman Turk Suleyman the first. This map indicates the current walls follow
the line of the old walls from Jesus’ day. Making our way through the large gate, we
continue to meet worshippers entering the city. We can see the ornate structure of the walls,
and as we glance down, the base of the walls from 31 AD can still be seen today. From here we will head northeast a short distance
to the area identified as “Jeremiah’s Grotto.” It is there that we can see the Place of the
Skull, which was discovered in the late 19th century. We are walking just a short distance north
along Nablus Road . Next we turn east onto Conrad Shick and make
our way to the Garden Tomb grounds. “And He, bearing His cross, went out to a
place called The Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified
Him.” Making our way through the garden, we come
to an observation deck overlooking the Place of the Skull. We can see the two eye sockets
and the nose. A side profile of the skull clearly shows
us a definite nose bridge. We make our way back to the garden area. “Now in the place where He was crucified there
was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid.” There is evidence of this area having been
a garden in Jesus day. Here we see this ancient winepress which is the third largest in the
Jerusalem area. Undoubtedly, a vineyard must have been in this area. Another element, which indicates this area
was a garden in biblical times, is this ancient water cistern from the pre-Christian era,
capable of holding 250,000 gallons of water. The depth of the cistern is 31 feet , its
width 29 feet , and its length 65 feet. We can get a size perspective from this photo
taken inside the cistern. Now, we finally make our way to the Garden
Tomb, where many guests have come to this special place. The tomb was discovered in 1867, then researched
extensively in 1883 by General Charles Gordon, who associated it with the place of the skull,
and the area of Jesus’ crucifixion. We are told in the Bible that Joseph of Arimathea
was a rich man, and thus we can expect the tomb he had constructed, would be quite extravagant
and large. There are several ancient crosses associated
with the tomb. The largest cross is to the right of the tomb, and was cut out of the
escarpment. To the left of the entrance to the tomb is
a simple anchor cross. Another interesting feature is this depression,
which has been cut out of the bedrock for early Christians to sit on the stone ledge
and practice the service of humility, or foot washing. A large stone would have been rolled in this
track, and would have covered the entrance to the tomb. “And he laid Him in a tomb which had been
hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.” “So they went and made
the tomb secure sealing the stone.” To the left of the tomb entrance, is the end
of a broken iron shaft that was driven into the escarpment by Roman guards to prevent
the stone from being rolled backwards and opening the tomb. On resurrection morning,
a powerful heavenly angel easily broke off this iron rod and rolled the stone back, opening
the tomb. “But when they looked up they saw that the
stone had been rolled away, for it was very large.” Measuring the distance between the iron rod
and the stone ledge to the right, the distance is 13 feet. This would be the size of the
extremely large rolling stone. As we enter the tomb, the first chamber to
our left is the weeping chamber. As we look to the right we can see one crypt that has
been used. The area for the feet was cut out, lengthening the space for burial. This is
where the Son of God rested after having lived a self-less, and sinless life for us. To the
right is an unused crypt, then we pan back over to the used crypt where angels sat at
either end after Christ had risen. Jesus is risen. He is our substitute and redeemer,
praise the Lord. “Now in the place where he was crucified there
was a garden and in the garden a new tomb in which no one yet been laid.” From this
we know the crucifixion site was near a garden and a tomb, the areas we’ve been inspecting
thus far. So this is what we have, Golgotha, the place
of the skull to our right, and the Garden Tomb to our left, and in between we have the
crucifixion site of Christ. Jerusalem was built on Mount Moriah, outlined
here in blue. This is where God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac 2000 years before Christ.
God instead offered His own Son to be sacrificed on this same mountain. The area outlined in
green, is the northern portion of the mountain and the highest area of Moriah, where Golgotha
is located. This area is of special interest. The limestone
escarpment shown here, has Roman cut-outs in the stone that were used during crucifixions. To the left is a horizontal slot where the
Roman army standard would have been displayed. The large cut-out is where a sign would have
been placed, “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.” It has an arched top, and a flat shelf. Our Ark Discovery International team found
similar cut-outs in Israel at Caeserea Phillipi. They had a curved top, and a flat shelf where
signs or objects were placed. “The earth quaked and the rocks were split” A large fissure or crack in the escarpment
starts at the top of the escarpment, and then extends down the face of the rock. Today,
of the fissure has been filled in. It connects with the cut-outs where the signs were placed. We now present the most important material
on earth, the discovery of the Ark of the Covenant and the evidence it holds. Although
photographs of this find will not be shown today, we do have the faithful witness of
Ron Wyatt, whose credibility was established through the other discoveries we have already
seen thus far. The Lord used Mr. Wyatt to find the other discoveries, so we can trust
his testimony regarding this most important find. In God’s appointed time, we will all
see this incredible discovery. Here now, is Ron Wyatt, and the Ark of the
Covenant. I had had an unusual experience. The Lord
had helped me find the remains of Noah’s Ark. He had helped me find the remains of the Egyptian
chariot parts, and horse parts, and people parts, in the Red sea in the Gulf of Aqaba.
And I had gone to the Middle East with my sons, and we had trained as divers, scuba
divers, and we were going to get some of those chariot parts out. In my carelessness, I got sunburned to the
point my legs swelled up, my feet and all of this. And I couldn’t get my diving equipment
on. I was up in Jerusalem hobbling around feeling very, very rained on, waiting for
my cheep airline ticket, for the date that was on it to arrive so we could fly home.
We didn’t have the money to change the ticket. And during this time, I was hobbling around
the city a little bit. One day I met this Archeologist that was in
charge of the Jerusalem area there, and why he should be talking to me I don’t have a
clue. I didn’t look very presentable and we were staying in a youth hostel sleeping in
our clothes, and I’m sure I didn’t smell very good. Maybe I was fortunate enough that he
was upwind from me or something. We got into a conversation and I told him about Noah’s
Ark, and I explained to him how the pyramids were built, and that seemed to get his attention.
So he said, “I have been doing some digging along this cliff face here. Do you mind coming
along with me and have a look at it and see what you think?” So I was walking along, and
these were Roman ruins and remains, and my left hand suddenly pointed out at a grubby
looking hole in the rock where there was garbage, two dead cats, shall we say nasty things.
And my mouth said, “That is Jeremiah’s Grotto and the Ark of the Covenant is in there.”
This guy said, “That is wonderful.” He said, “We will let you excavate there, and we will
provide you a place to stay, your food, your laundry.” I can understand why he mentioned
laundry … but I could not understand a Jewish person being that generous. That is not their
nature. I was stunned, because I had not been thinking
about the Ark of the Covenant at all. You know, wondering why on earth we had not been
able to get some chariot wheels out. You see, I pray about everything folks, I did back
then too. I knew I was supposed to be there, but what I thought I was supposed to be there
for was not what I was supposed to be there for. Anyway, our ticket was due, the date
finally arrived and it was the next morning after we had this conversation, or after I
had the conversation with this man. So I said, “That’s great. I’ll come back and do that.”
Now I had to go home and make some preparations. So I went home wondering why on earth the
Ark of the Covenant could possibly be in that place. I read in Second Kings chapter twenty-five
where it says that the whole city was surrounded by a siege wall. So, I became persuaded that
the Ark of the Covenant was indeed in that place, because I knew that some supernatural
force had used my arm and my voice. When it first happened I didn’t know which one. And
we are instructed to try the spirits to see whether they be of God. We can’t flatter ourselves
and say anything that comes out of my mouth because I pray and all of this, that anything
I say must be from God. We have to check it against the Law and the testimony. Regardless
of where it comes from, even ourselves. Now, what I discovered when I started excavating
down that cliff wall, first of all I discovered the cutouts in the wall of the cliff where
they had posted the signs, “Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews.” I found the cross holes,
in a place that I had no idea where they would be, and that was at the base of that cliff.
Of course now that we found them, we realized that is where the public road went back and
forth through there, the ideal place for a crucifixion. It had to be, otherwise the Romans
probably would not have chosen it. Ron Wyatt worked for many years on the Ark
of the Covenant excavation. He conducted his work under a permit issued by the Israel Antiquities
Authority, but the permit was not made public due to the nature and sensitivity of the work.
Some critics have said he never even worked in the grounds of the Garden Tomb area, but
as you can see here, his presence was well established. At times he would have many people
helping with the excavation above ground, and below. We acknowledge that the book of Maccabees
in the Apocrōpha is not an inspired book, but it may have some historical information
which we can glean. Here it states, “Jeremiah found a cave dwelling, he carried the tent,
the ark and the incense altar into it, then he blocked up the entrance. ‘The place shall
remain unknown’, he said, ‘until God finally gathers His people together and shows mercy
to them. Then the Lord will bring these things to light again.'” Now, when Christ died and the earth shook
and the rocks were rent, a crack came right down the entire face of the escarpment, past
the left side of the cross hole, and the stone opened up. Down below, 20 feet below, God
had arranged for the Ark of the Covenant with its mercy seat, if you please, His earthly
throne, to be positioned right down there, 600 years before, in 586 BC when the Babylonian
army destroyed the city. When the centurion stuck his spear in Christ’s spleen, and probably
left ventricle to make sure he was dead before he gave the body to Joseph of Arimathaea,
when he pulled that spear out, the separated red blood cells and serum of the blood of
the son of God gushed out, went down through that crack onto the mercy seat. And that ratified
the old covenant and the new covenant. The forth trip I made into this chamber it was
spotless. The furnishings were set in perfect order. The Ark of the Covenant had been placed
against the wall, the end of the cave. The end of the cave was a beautiful crystal, radiating
the colors of the rainbow. I know new age and all that goes in for rainbows, so do homosexuals
and others. But God used it first, it is around His throne, and it is around His earthly throne.
There is no veil in this setup. So it is the earthly, it is God’s temple on earth or His
residence where He once dwelt. When I found it like this, there were four
young men standing in there. And I started to say, “What are you doing here?” I froze,
I couldn’t move, I could not breath, I could not do anything. One of the people said, “We
are the four angels that have been taking care of the Ark since Moses put the tables
of stone in it.” And they instructed me to set up my video camera with the tripod and
aim it at the Ark of the Covenant, and they went over and lifted up the mercy seat, I
don’t know how heavy it is. I’ve never tried to lift it, but it is solid gold. And the
angel said, “Take the tables of stone out of there. God wants everyone to see those.”
I took them out. They put the mercy seat back down over the Ark of the Covenant, I backed
away a little bit, and the Angel came and got the tables of stone and put them on a
rock ledge inside the chamber. And then I was instructed to take a sample of blood from
the mercy seat and have that analyzed and I did everything the angel told me to do. Real quickly, dried blood is dead blood, everybody
knows that. They can test the blood of the pharaohs, the mummies of the pharaohs. There
are certain things they can do, but they cannot get a chromosome count, by any method I am
familiar with. Things keep changing and I don’t profess to know everything. However,
there is no way I know that you can get a chromosome count out of dead blood. You can
get a DNA and some other things, but not a chromosome count. That is done by living white
blood cells. First of all, in this analysis I took the blood in to a laboratory in Israel.
And I asked some of the people I work with in antiquities where is a good laboratory
that does reliable work, and they said, such and such. I took it. I just said please examine
this blood and tell me what you can tell me about it. They said, “we are going to reconstitute
it. We are going to put it in normal saline and keep it at body temperature for seventy
two hours with gentle swirling.” That is their business, that is great. I said, now I want
to be there when you check it out, and they said fine. So I was back, they checked it out. Now, they
said, “It is human blood we can tell that.” They did whatever test they need to do. And
then I said, take some of the white blood cells and put them in a growth medium, and
keep them at body temperature for 48 hours. And they said, “That will do no good because
it is dead blood.” I said, “would you please do that for me?” And they said, “Fine. We
will do it.” So I said, “I want to be here when you take it out and examine it.” So I
was back there, they took it out, they examined it under a microscope, and the one technician
called the other over there, then they called the boss over there, and they were talking
Hebrew a mile a minute there for a little bit. And they looked at me and they said,
“Mr. Wyatt, this human blood only has 24 chromosomes in it.” Everybody else has 46. You see, 23
from your mother and 23 from your father. 22 autosomes from your mother, 22 autosomes
from your father. You get an X from your mother, and you may get an X or a Y from your father.
This blood had 23 chromosomes from the mother’s side, and only one Y chromosome. You see,
the child could not have developed if it didn’t have the autosomes from the mother. All his
physical characteristics were determined by his mother’s side of the family, her autosomes.
His maleness was determined by this one Y that came from another source, not a human
male. Then they said, “This blood is alive,” and then they said “whose blood is this?”
I said, “It is the blood of your Messiah!” And I assure you, those men’s lives have changed. Jesus’ blood flowed out of His side, a crimson
current onto the rocks below, and onto the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant, ratifying
the Old Covenant, and the New Covenant. In the New Testament it mentions the blood
hidden in the earth, “This is he who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not only
by water, but by water and blood. And it is the spirit that bears witness, because the
spirit is truth. For there are three that bear witness in heaven, the Father, the Word,
and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth,
the spirit, the water, and the blood, and these three agree as one. If we receive the
witness of men, the witness of God is greater, for this is the witness of God which He has
testified of His Son.” In these free handouts, it gives these verses.
Now I will share a couple of them with you. First John chapter five, verses eight and
nine it says, “There are three that bear witness in earth,” not in the earth, but in earth,
meaning under the ground, “the spirit the water and the blood and these three agree
in one.” Then in verse nine it says “If we receive the witness of men the witness of
God is greater,” and this is speaking of the blood and the water presented to our hearts
and minds, through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is the Father’s witness and testimony
of His son. In a court trial a witness gives a testimony, and that testimony becomes evidence
or proof. So what this is saying in our language of today, is that the blood and water on the
mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant, the earthly throne of the living God, is the Father’s
proof to the inhabitants of this world that His Son has indeed died for us and that we
have been redeemed. And that we can come to Him in the name and blood of His Son, receive
forgiveness and restoration, and so that one day, as recorded in the twenty-second chapter,
fourteenth verse of the book of Revelation, it says, “Blessed are they that do His commandments,
that they might have a right to the tree of life and may enter in through the gates into
the city.” The payment dear friends, has been made, and in God’s appointed time you will
be able to see the proof for yourselves. I believe the Ark of the Covenant will stay
right where it is throughout eternity, it is God the Father’s proof to the inhabitants
of this earth that His Son died for us. There are some things that are going to happen in
the future, that will involve a hundred and forty four thousand getting to see that. It
is not according to a lot of people’s stories about the millennium and all. Folks, I will
have to tell you this, nothing is going to happen like the majority think it is going
to. The Bible says, “Run not after a multitude to do evil.” It says, “Broad is the gate,
or wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction. Many go in there, straight
is the gate, narrow the way that leads to life everlasting.” So all of these doctrines
about the millennium, and all these other things are cunningly devised fables. It is
not going to happen that way. We need to go to the Father, in the name and Blood of His
Son, ask for forgiveness and restoration to His likeness. Read the King James Version
of the Bible enthusiastically and often and with prayer. And God will reveal to you what
we need to know to be ready. But I don’t think it will be brought out, only tables of stone
and video. In the Old Testament it mentions a special
anointing on the Ark of the Covenant. “Seventy weeks are determined for your people
and for your Holy City, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation
for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint
the Most Holy.” “Anoint the Most Holy” is key here. The ultimate
anointing substance is the blood of Jesus. The Most Holy is the Mercy Seat or top of
the Ark of the Covenant. The Most Holy Place of the Tabernacle was called such, because
The Most Holy resided in that apartment. Jesus’ blood, anointed The Most Holy, just as predicted
in this prophecy. “He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation
for our sins.” The old English word propitiation means, “Mercy Seat.” Jesus is the Mercy Seat.
By His blood on the Mercy Seat, we have mercy today, and forgiveness of sins. His sinless
life is represented by that sinless blood. We have mercy and forgiveness if we break
the law, and are then repentant. “He shall take some of the blood of the bull
and sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat on the east side.” For hundreds of years,
the blood of bulls and goats was cast toward the east, creating a vacant western side on
the mercy seat. God was planning for the blood of His Son to be applied on the vacant, western
side of the Mercy Seat. “Your way O God, is in the sanctuary.” Our
salvation was to come through Jesus blood being applied on the Mercy Seat of the Ark.
This was God’s plan from the beginning, that Christ’s blood would anoint the Mercy Seat
of the Ark, with the Ten Commandments below, thus fulfilling the New Covenant, and granting
mercy to mankind. “For there is one God and one Mediator between
God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified
in due time.” This is a future event where all mankind will see the irrefutable evidence
that Jesus is the Messiah. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood,
and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is
the blood that makes atonement for the soul.” Jesus’ blood had to be applied to the ark,
to atone for our sins. His sinless life was in that blood, and it atoned for our sins
when applied upon the Mercy Seat. The Mercy Seat has a crown molding with a
bell, meaning life, and a pomegranate, meaning resurrection. This represented Jesus, our
resurrection and life. One of the objects Mr. Wyatt turned over to
the Israel Antiquities Authority is this small ivory pomegranate. It has an inscription around
its shoulder stating, “Holy to the priests, belonging to the Temple of Yahweh.” This is
the only publicly known object from the first temple, Solomon’s temple. It is featured on an Israeli stamp, next to
an image of Solomon’s temple. The ivory pomegranate is on display today
in the Israel Museum under secure guard. “… He was led as a lamb to the slaughter…”
Isaiah 53:7 “But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities…” Isaiah 53:5 “But Christ came as High Priest…” Hebrews
9:11 Jesus reached down, and rescued man from the
pit of sin. Jesus proved that the Law could be kept through
a connection with the heavenly Father. So yes the tables of stone are out of the
Ark of the Covenant, they are in this chamber on this ledge as far as I know. But when God
is ready for this to be shown to the world, and the angel told me it would be after the
mark of the beast law is enforced. You understand that? You keep God’s law you have the seal
of God. If you keep man’s law, which soon will be passed, and if you refuse to keep
their law you can’t buy or sell. If you keep their law it requires that you break God’s,
and you have the mark of the beast. You may know better and just go along with it, and
then you have it in your hand. Great disasters will cover the earth, which
will bring on the time of trouble, and the Mark of the Beast. There is a great controversy taking place
today. The forces of darkness are warring against the forces of light, in a great battle
over our souls. In the near future, this will culminate during the Mark of the Beast showdown. Here we have two groups identified in two
texts during this Mark of the Beast law. Here is the first group, the lost, “They have no
rest day or night who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of
his name.” These people have received the mark of the beast. The next group are the
saved, “Here is the patience of the saints, here are those who keep the commandments of
God and the faith of Jesus.” The saved are obeying the Ten Commandments during the Mark
of the beast law, through the faith of Jesus. They have refused to follow a law of the beast
and of the government, which goes contrary to the Ten Commandments. They have allowed
the Holy Spirit to take over their lives, to enable them to become over-comers, and
obedient to God’s Law. “Come out of her my people, lest you share
in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.” Folks, the Ark of the Covenant has been found,
the tables of stone are available. When God is ready they will be shown to the inhabitants
of this earth, and every one of them will be made aware of what God requires of them. In the near future, when the Mark of the Beast
law is enforced, forcing men to violate one of the Ten Commandments, or else lose their
right to buy and sell, those test results, showing the unique number of chromosomes,
will be shown to the world along with video of the ark, and the Ten Commandments. This
will conclude the spreading of the Gospel to the world. All mankind will have to confess
their sins in Jesus’ name and obey the Ten Commandments through the Holy Spirit, or they
will receive the Mark of the Beast and be lost. Everyone on earth will be in trouble,
in trouble with the government, or in trouble with God. Christ will then return to take
His people home. “My covenant I will not break, nor alter the
word that has gone out of My lips.” Psalms 89:34 “And the dragon was enraged with the woman,
and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God
and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Revelation 12:17 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” John
14:15 “I have been crucified with Christ; it is
no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh
I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 “And pray that your flight may not be in winter
or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation,
such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall
be.” Matthew 24:20,21 “For as the lightning comes from the east
and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” Matthew 24:27 “Then I saw another angel flying in the midst
of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth–to
every nation, tribe, tongue, and people– saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give
glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven
and earth, the sea and springs of water.” Revelation 14:6,7 “And another angel followed, saying, “Babylon
is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine
of the wrath of her fornication.” Revelation 14:8 “Then a third angel followed them, saying
with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark
on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath
of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall
be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence
of the Lamb.” Revelation 14:9,10 “Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear
in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son
of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” Matthew 24:30 “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still;
he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous
still; he who is holy, let him be holy still. And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward
is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work.” Revelation 22:11,12 “And it will be said in that day: “Behold,
this is our God; We have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the Lord; We have
waited for Him; We will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.” Isaiah 25:9 “Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every
eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn
because of Him. Even so, Amen.” Revelation 25:9 “Blessed are those who do His Commandments,
that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into
the city.” Revelation 22:14 Thank you Jesus for the love, of the love,
of the love. For more information see arkdiscovery.com