Ark of the Covenant - Is It
Waiting To Be Returned To The New Jerusalem Temple?
The Ark of the
Covenant is about as "Lost" as the "Lost Ten Tribes Of Israel".
Though we know the British Isles and eventually the United
States of America became the home of the Lost Tribes, they still
seem to be hiding in plain sight. The Ark is doing the same
thing. It's here, and it will soon be brought back onto the stage
So where is the Lost Ark now? We're happy to present to you one
man's account of discovering its whereabouts, His name is Ron
Wyatt. You may recognize his name as he had previously claimed
to have discovered Noah's Ark, The ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah,
Tower of Babel site, The site of the Israelites' crossing of the
Red Sea, The site of the biblical Mount Sinai, and Burial pots
off the coast of Ashkelon.
Given the mans reputation for finding Biblical
locations, we hope you'll watch the video below with an
open mind, and an open heart. Why? Because along the way
to finding the Lost Ark of the Covenant, Mr. Wyatt
discovered the answer to God's most significant promise
made to mankind.
Enjoy and be blessed.
Wyatt Discovers The Lost Ark Of The Covenant
In searching through the many
recorded lectures Mr. Wyatt gave regarding his
discovering the Ark of the Covenant, one had to be
impressed with his humility, and the obvious sincerity
of his witness about his lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Mr. Wyatt was dedicated to finding evidence of God's
word in Biblical history with the one objective of
helping others come to know Jesus as their savior, not
based on just belief, but on the evidence.
It also seems sure that Mr. Wyatt
died a bit puzzled as to why he never got to see the Ark
and the Ten Commandments put on display, as he promised
those in attendance at his many lectures would happen
"very soon". Mr. Wyatt was a victim of sorts. He had
been indoctrinated in the traditional teachings of the
End Time doctrines that unfortunately blurred his
understanding of the times he was living in.
Join Pastor Joe Cortes as he lifts
the lid on the origins of the common Christian teaching
regarding the end time events, and especially the widely
taught and believed final 7 year tribulation period.
Did you know this doctrine was invented just about 300
years ago by a Jesuit Priest? Do you have any idea how
big, and lucrative the eschatology industry is? How is
it so many people, pastors, teachers have written
endless books on the subject, wouldn't you think by now
the church world would have this subject pinned down?
God says he's not a god of confusion, so shouldn't a
clear understanding of the Book of Revelation be
presentable? Well the answer is so very predictable,
Satan has thrown a wrench in the works. He created the
Christian Science Fiction Doctrine that has permeated
the Christian consciousness for several hundred years
now. It's the oldest trick in his book.
Watch now as Pastor Joe Cortes introduces you to his
Last Days series with a little history lesson that will
make the true tree a little more visible in the forest
Keep in mind the series of videos are posted in the
order they were recorded. Best to start with the first,
and work your way forward to the present day, as Pastor
Cortes is still adding to the library.
Doctrinal Myths - Pastor Joe Cortes
According to the Bible, the two tablets of stone constituting
the "testimony" or evidence of God's covenant with the people
(Deuteronomy 31:26) (i.e. The Ten Commandments) were kept within
the Ark itself. A golden jar containing some of the manna from
the Israelites' trek in the wilderness, and the rod of Aaron
that budded, were added to the contents of the Ark (Ex.
16:32-34; Heb. 9:4), but apparently were later removed at some
point prior to the building of Solomon's temple, as the Tanakh
states in I Kings 8:9 that there "was nothing in the Ark save
the two tablets of stone." While Heb. 9:4 states these items
were placed "inside" the Ark, Ex. 16:33-34 and Num. 17:10 use
the expression "before" the Ark; some see a contradiction here,
as the correct meaning of these phrases is open to
interpretation. A Rabbinic tradition states that Moses also put
the broken fragments of the first tablets of the Law into the
Ark (Hertz 1936).
Sanctity and consecration
Even Aaron, brother of Moses and the High Priest, was forbidden
to enter the place of the Ark, except once per year on a
designated day, when he was to perform certain ceremonies there
(Lev. 16). Moses was directed to consecrate the Ark, when
completed, with the oil of holy ointment (Ex. 30:23-26); he was
also directed to have the Ark made by Bezalel, son of Uri of the
tribe of Judah, and by Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach of the
tribe of Dan (Ex. 31:2-7). These instructions Moses carried out,
calling upon every "wisehearted" one among the people to assist
in the work (Ex. 35:10-12). Bezaleel the artist made the Ark
(Ex. 37:1); and Moses approved the work, put the testimony in
the Ark, and installed it.
According to the Haggadah written in the Mishnaic and Talmudic
periods (circa 200-500 AD), after installment in the second
Temple, the Ark and the operation of the Temple was supervised
by the angel Metatron. There are numerous possible etymologies
for the name Metatron, one being from two Greek words after and
throne. There are no references to Metatron in the Jewish Tanakh
(Old Testament), the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) or any
In Deut. 10:1-5, a different account of the making of the Ark is
given. Moses is made to say that he constructed the Ark before
going upon Mount Horeb to receive the second set of tablets. The
charge of carrying the Ark and the rest of the holy implements
was given to the family of Kohath (of the tribe of Levi). They,
though, were not to touch any of the holy things that were still
uncovered by Aaron (Num. 4:2-15).
The Ark of the Covenant
In Hebrew: aron hab'rit is described in the Bible as a sacred container, wherein rested the Tablets of stone containing the Ten Commandments as well as other sacred Israelite pieces. According to the Biblical account, the Ark was built at the command of God, in accord with Moses' prophetic vision on Mount Sinai (Exodus 25:9-10). God communicated with Moses "from between the two cherubim" on the Ark's cover (Ex. 25:22). The Ark and its sanctuary were "the beauty of Israel" (Lamentations 2:1). Rashi and some Midrashim suggest that there were two arks - a temporary one made by Moses, and a later one made by Bezalel (Hertz 1936)
The Biblical account relates that during the trip of the Israelites, the Ark was carried by the priests ~2,000 cubits (Numbers 35:5; Joshua 4:5) in advance of the people and their army or host (Num. 4:5-6; 10:33-36; Psalms 68:1; 132:8). When the Ark was borne by priests into the bed of the Jordan, the river was separated, opening a pathway for the whole of the host to pass over (Josh. 3:15-16; 4:7-18). The Ark was borne in a seven day procession around the wall of Jericho by three priests sounding seven trumpets of rams' horns, the city taken with a shout (Josh. 6:4-20). When carried, the Ark was always wrapped in a veil, in tachash skins (the identity of this animal is uncertain), and a blue cloth, and was carefully concealed, even from the eyes of the Levites who carried it.
The Bible describes the Ark as made of acacia or shittah-tree
wood. It was a cubit and a half broad and high, and two and a
half cubits long (about 130 cm x 78 cm x 78 cm or 4.29 x 2.57 x
2.57 feet, for Egyptian royal cubit was most likely used). The
Ark was covered all over with the purest gold. Its upper surface
or lid, the mercy seat (Hebrew: ?????, Kaporet), was surrounded
with a rim of gold.
On each of the two sides were two gold rings, wherein were
placed two wooden poles (with a decorative sheathing of gold),
to allow the Ark to be carried (Num. 7:9; 10:21; 4:5,19, 20; 1
Kings 8:3, 6). Over the Ark, at the two extremities, were two
cherubim, with their faces turned toward one another (Leviticus
16:2; Num. 7:89). Their outspread wings over the top of the Ark
formed the throne of God, while the Ark itself was his
footstool (Ex. 25:10-22; 37:1-9). The Ark was placed in
the "Holy of Holies," so that one end of the carrying
poles touched the veil separating the two compartments
of the tabernacle (1 Kings 8:8).
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