In the book of Revelation, it says the Ark is in heaven, so Ron couldn’t have found it here on earth. It must be a deception?

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Ark Files Reply:

The verse from the Bible used to dismiss that the Ark is still here on earth is this:

«And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail» (Rev.11:19).

Now the greatest reason there are so many interpretations of scripture is that we read something and conclude or add our own assumption to the verse. And we can get a whole new religion if we do that. And that is why we have all the different religious divisions all claiming to be founded on the Bible.

Now if we are to remove all assumptions and are left with the fact alone, found in the Bible, you will see that it’s we who creates the limitations and not the Bible.

First of all. If there is an Ark in heaven does it mean there is no Ark on earth? Of course not. An Ark in heaven does not eliminate one on earth unless the Bible itself make that limitation. Which it doesn’t. It does the opposite.

It claims that everything tied to the sanctuary on earth was a copy of one in heaven. So the Bible itself tells us there are two sanctuaries and with a double set of sanctuary items.

Hebrews 8 explains that the priests serviced with the copies here on earth. While Jesus is ministering with the originals in heaven. That leaves us with two Ark’s, one in heaven and one on earth. If we notice in the book of Revelation we will see that it’s not just the Ark of the Covenant that is mentioned. It’s also the altar of incense, the seventh branched candlestick – only on a larger scale. In fact, the book of Revelation shows us Jesus ministering in a heavenly sanctuary.

«Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such a high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man has somewhat also to offer. For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern showed to thee in the mount. But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.» (Heb 8:1-6)

Now notice these words «which the Lord pitched and not man». God didn’t take the items made by fallible man to His sanctuary in heaven, He had His own items made by Himself.

«It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us» (Heb 9:23-24)

So the heavenly sanctuary is not constructed by items made by human hands. The earthly Ark is such a thing, according to Exodus it was shaped and formed by human hands. God’s throne in heaven is according to scripture not made by human hands that would indeed lessen God’s supreme reign.

The one on earth is, it represents His reign over the human family.

So the Bible is very clear. We don’t have to take a verse in the book of Revelation and add limitations and assumptions and use it as evidence to reject Ron Wyatt’s Ark of the Covenant discovery. Because these verses are not evidence.

In fact, if we are to add assumptions to that verse, we can easily add other assumptions.  Let’s just try it to see. For instance, we can notice the word «and»:

«And the temple of God was opened in heaven, AND there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.» (Rev 11:19)

The Bible is full of double prophecies. If two prophecies have the same meaning they melt together. For instance, in the prophecies of the coming of the Messiah, we won’t see it divided into His first and His second coming. The prophecy is blended together and we need to tell them apart by God’s help. Jesus did the same when speaking of the destruction of Jerusalem in around 70 AD and His second coming. As seen in for instance Matthew 24. They are blended together.

Revelation 11 tells us the temple is opened in heaven then it says AND in his temple the ark of his testament. Meaning this verse might prophesy of the showing of the Ark here on earth, blending the opening of the temple in heaven with the Ark being seen in His hidden sanctuary here on earth.

The word translated to “and” here are many other places in the Bible also translated to the word ALSO, EVEN, BOTH, THEN etc.

So this might just be one of those prophecies that contains a double prophecy, when something happens in heaven something also happens on earth. For instance, the second half of the verse speaks of earthquakes and great hails. In The Bible and the book of Revelation great hail is a plague or punishment. Great hail destroys. And so the great hail mentioned coming here is not happening in heaven, is it? Is God sending plagues in heaven? Of course not. The elements mentioned are tied to our planet, and the verse does seem to mix the event of a temple in heaven opened with events happening on earth as a result or something happening on earth at the same time as this heavenly event.
So we need to show some humbleness before making to many conclusions that don’t give us room to have a second thought.

Notice the verse says about the Ark that it: «was seen». Now WE can’t see anything in heaven. The original wording used means that something has caught someone’s eye, a gaze or observation. The “was seen” is God trying to tell us something.

Something new is happening. The Ark in heaven, bear in mind, was never hidden.

Now one example of how dangerous it can be to make limitations of prophecy that is not there is when the Jewish leaders made assumptions when Jesus was here among us. They had studied scripture and knew that the Messiah would rule and establish a kingdom. Jesus didn’t do that as they thought he would, and so because they couldn’t see that the prophecies that contained information about Christ second coming as well as a first, and because they could not comprehend that these verses could be fulfilled over two comings – they dismissed Jesus as the Messiah of the prophecies. You see they made limitations on scripture that wasn’t there. And then they thought their assumption regarding scripture was the scripture. I’m sure you understand what I am saying. It is sad if anyone rejects this discovery of the Ark, God’s own testimony to the world, the proof of our redemption, because of assumptions.

So what am I saying? I am saying, before you use a verse as evidence against something make sure the verse is in harmony with other verses in the Bible and that it doesn’t actually say what you think it says. No matter how you interpret this verse in the Bible, the Bible is clear that sanctuary items in heaven are not the ones that were made here on earth. The Bible is clear there are two sanctuaries. And so it’s unbiblical to use this verse to say the Ark made at Sinai is no longer here on earth. It’s a scriptural baseless assumption. And a scriptural baseless assumption is NOT evidence and should not be used as such.

So why did Jesus sprinkle the earthly Ark? The answer is in the Torah and might require a seminar on its own. But remember, it order to redeem man Jesus became a man. He became part of the human family in order to represent us.

The earthly Ark, although made by human hands for God’s human kingdom represented His reign on earth. Even though the items on earth were a copy of those in His temple in heaven God had still used the earthly throne as a seat of reign here on earth. And the earthly sanctuary contained one item that was an original: the ten commandments. They were written with God’s own finger, no humans had been allowed to form the words in the law. When Christ’s blood sprinkled the earthly ark He was restoring His kingship over mankind by purchasing us from death row. He was reestablishing His human kingdom. But like I said, the Bible explains perfectly why there is a heavenly sanctuary, what it’s used for, and why Christ sprinkled the Ark on earth.

One Comment

  1. Jack Barrett

    I cannot find the words of appreciation apt enough! Thank you.

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