Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ark of the Covenant found in Zedekiah's Caves under Golgatha.

They found Jesus' Crucifixion site, Tomb, and the Ark of the Covenant buried under a trash pile, at the foot of Skull Mountain in Jerusalem.


John the Baptist said "Repent and bring forth fruits worthy of repentance," for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Confessing their sins, many were baptized by him in the Jordan River. And when Jesus came to be baptized by John, John said, “Behold the Lamb of God who comes to take away the sins of the world!” What did John mean by that?

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"For this was good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior. Who would have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 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." 1 Tim 2:3-6

"Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes of the Gentiles also; Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and the uncircumcised through faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law." "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight; for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe; for their is no difference. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are "pasted over," through the forbearance of God." Rom 3:20to25  

"God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we are yet sinners, Christ died for us. Having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him" (Romans 5:8-9).

"Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwells the love of God in him?"
1 John 3:16-17  

"Be ye therefore followers (imitators) of God, as beloved children; And walk in love, just as Christ also has loved us, and has given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour." Eph. 5:1-2

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Rom 8:29

Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ; Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. 1 Peter 1:2

"But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle (tent), not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies to the purifying of the flesh; How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" Heb 9:11to14

"For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek; for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Rom 10:12-13

"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up. That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have ever-lasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:14to17

"And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived." Numbers 21:9

"He that believes on him is not condemned; but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved." John 3:18to20

"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us." 1 John 1:7to10

THEY FOUND THE ARK OF THE COVENANT UNDER WERE JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED

After being lost for over 2,600 years they found the Ark of the Covenant in a cave directly under where Jesus’ cross had stood on Golgotha, the Place of a skull where Jesus was crucified. God did this purposely so that everyone in the world might know and understand the link between the Jewish Old Testament and the Christian New Testament. And they found a crack in the rock caused by an earthquake in the ceiling of the cave just above the Ark of the Covenant, that went strait up to the cross-hole where Jesus’ cross stood, and the gold mercy seat between the two cherubim was sprinkled with Christ's (the Messiah's) blood. Jesus the Son of God, The innocent Lamb that God the Father knew would have to be slain to pay for the sins of many, before He even laid the foundations of the earth.

There was an earthquake when Jesus died, which fractured the mountain and opened a fissure that runs down the cliff face of Skull mountain, that you can still see today. This crack in the cliff face goes through the right side of the of the cross hole and down through 20 foot of solid rock, and cracked the stone lid pushing it aside, on top of the black stone volt where the Ark of the Covenant lie hidden below.

A Roman soldier thrust a lance into Jesus' heart between the 5th and sixth rib, to make sure that Jesus was dead; And blood and water came gushing out of his side, running down over his feet into the cross hole; and down through the crack in the rock, dripping onto the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark of the Covenant had been hidden by God and the prophet Jeremiah, 620 years earlier when Salomon's temple was about to be destroyed by the Babylonians. There are dark bloodstains on the ceiling of the cave on both sides of the crack, and on both sides of cracked stone volt cover, and on the gold mercy seat of the ark. The crack above the ark went directly up to the crack in the cross-hole, which was determined by passing up a metal tape measure through the crack.
 

BLOOD AND WATER SPRINKLED ON BOTH THE BOOK AND ALL THE PEOPLE

“When Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people.” Hebrews 9:19 

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9:19 says that Moses sprinkled blood and water on the book of the law and all the people, in order to confirm the Old covenant (Testament) at Mt. Sinai. This was a "Type," a Prophetic prophecy of what Jesus Christ would do when he established the New covenant (Testament). So just as Moses sprinkled animal blood, and water on the book of the law and all the people in the type, Christ had to sprinkle His blood and water on God's Word the 10 commandments written on stone tables inside the Ark of the Covenant and on all of his people.


The Bible states that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. Just as the blood of innocent animals was symbolic of the actual blood sacrifice that Jesus Christ would make for us on the cross,"Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). Jesus the Messiah fulfilled the Old Testament requirement for atonement. "And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel."(Heb 12:24)

 "For this is my blood of the New Testament ("Covenant"), which is shed for many for the remission of sins." Matthew 26:28

"And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission." Hebrews 9:22 

 Just as the lambs blood sprinkled on the doors of the Jews, saved them from God's wrath when the Angel of Death Passed Over Egypt. It says in 1 Cor.5:7 "Christ our passover is slain for us." The lambs blood sprinkled on the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant would save all those who believe in Jesus Christ and ask Him to come into their hearts. "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." "Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water." (Heb 10:23)

When God's people were dieing of thirst in the desert, God told Moses to strike the Rock. Jesus the Messiah is the Rock. He was smitten once for us. And the water came gushing out of the cleft of the rock symbolizing the water and the blood that would come gushing out of the pierced side of Jesus Christ. Jesus said to the people; "Truly truly, I say to you, Moses gave you not the bread out of heaven; but my Father gave you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he which climbed down out of heaven, and gives life to the world. Then said they unto him, Lord give us this bread all the time. But Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; he that comes to me shall never hunger; and he that believes into me shall never thirst." (John 6:32-35) 

"Whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into ever-lasting life." (John 4:14) If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spoke he of the Spirit, which they that believed on him should receive.) John 7:37to39

THE JEWS WERE THE FIRST CHRISTIANS (followers of our Lord Jesus Christ),  AND THE FIRST TO BE BAPTIZED.

"Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized into Moses, in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink; for they drank out of that spiritual Rock that followed them; and that Rock was Christ." 1 Cor 10:1to4

Believe it or not, the Jews were the first Christians (followers of Jesus Christ), and the first to be baptized. It was Jesus Christ the Angel of the LORD, the great "I AM," The "ALMIGHTY" that spoke to Moses from the burning bush. Jesus God's Son, is equal to his Father ALMIGHTY God, and He created the heavens and earth and everything in the universe. "He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  God the Father allowed His Son to create all things so "that all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son honors not the Father which has sent him." “He who has seen Me has seen the Father.” (John 14:9) “I and My Father are one.” 

Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because thou, being a man, makest thy self God.

Moses said unto God, behold when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers has sent me unto you; and they shall say unto me, What is his name? What shall I say unto them?

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM has sent me unto you. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me unto you: THIS IS MY NAME FOREVER, and this is my memorial unto all generations. (Exodus 3:13to15)

"Jesus said unto them, 'Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM."
When Jesus said He is I AM, he was declaring Himself to be the God of Heaven and everyone who heard Him knew it.

Then said the Jews to him, Now we know that thou has a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest If a man keep my Word he shall never taste of death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?

Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou are not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM. (John 8:51to53, 56to59)

Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I AM He; I AM the first, I AM also the last. Mine hand also has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has spanned the heavens; When I call unto them, they stand up together. Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time it was, there AM I; and now the Lord God, and his Spirit has sent me. (Isaiah 48:12to13+16)

I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I AM He, ye shall die in your sins. (John 8:24)

It was Jesus, the blood of the Lamb that the Hebrews placed in a bowl on their front step, and then dipped the brush of hissip into the bowl, sprinkling the lambs blood on the top of the door post and the two sides. Making the sign of the cross with the movement of their hand as they did so.

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"And the blood shall be to you for a sign upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt." Ex 12:13

"For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you." Ex 12:23

It was Jesus the lambs blood on the door post that saved the Jews from God's wrath, when the angel of death passed over Egypt. Jesus was the cloud that shadowed them as they walked through the hot desert sun. And the pillar of fire that keep them worm during the cold desert nights. Jesus was the bread, the manna that fell from heaven. Jesus was the water that came gushing out of the side of the rock. The Jews were the first followers of God "Jesus Christ." The Jews were the first to be baptized into Moses, under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; being baptized (immersed) in the cloud and in the sea. The first Christians, as described in the first chapters of the Acts of the Apostles, were all Jewish, either by birth, or by conversion.

"Knowing that not by corruptible things as by silver or by gold, ye were redeemed from your vain manner of life handed down from your fathers. But by the precious blood as of a lamb, without blemish and without spot the blood of Christ. Having been foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but manifested at the last times for your sake." 1 Peter 1:18to25 Who by him do believe in God, who raised him up out of the dead, and gave glory to him, so that your faith and hope would be in God. That your souls having purified by obedience to the truth by the Spirit into brotherly love unfeigned, out of a pure heart love ye one another fervently. Having been "begotten (born) again" not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of the living God and abiding forever. Because all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers and the flower thereof falls away; but the word of the Lord remains forever. But this is the word, which was announced to you.

THE DESTRUCTION OF KING SOLOMON'S TEMPLE

Some people claim that the Ark of the Covenant was smuggled out of Jerusalem and shipped to Ethiopia. When King Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian army besieged Jerusalem, they built forts and siege walls around the city, not allowing anyone or anything in or out of the city. It would have been extremely difficult for the Jews to smuggle something as large as the Ark of the Covenant out of the city. The Ark of the Covenant which is covered in pure gold, along with all the Temple Treasures is something that the Babylonians would not have allowed to sneak past them.

In 586 BC Jerusalem was totally destroyed by the Babylonians, who ransacked and burned the city, destroying Solomon’s Temple, and carrying off the severing Jews to Babylon as his slaves (II Kings 25). In 2 Kings 24:13, 2Kings 25:13-18, and Jeremiah 52:17-23, a very detailed account was given of all the items taken to Babylon from "King David's house" and the "house of the Lord;"- it even mentioned small items like "spoons", etc. But the Ark isn't mentioned. Neither is it mentioned in the lists of things brought back from Babylon in Ezra 1:7-1:11. Since we are told by Jeremiah the Prophet in Jeremiah 28:3, that everything taken to Babylon from the "house of the Lord" would be returned, and since the Ark wasn't among the returned items, this proves that it was never taken there.

In II Maccabees 2:4-8 (apocrypha) it says “Jeremiah found a cave dwelling; and 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.” 

When the seventh {trumpet} angel begins to sound, then the mystery of God will be finished as revealed to the prophets (Revelation 10:7). And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying; The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. (Rev. 11:15).

JEREMIAH'S GROTTO AND THE ARK OF THE COVENANT

One day, in 1978, an amateur Archaeologist named Ron Wyatt was walking not far from the Damascus Gate, in Jerusalem, along an ancient stone quarry, known to many as Golgotha, the Place of a skull "the Calvary Escarpment." Ron was talking with a man from the local Israeli Antiquities Authority. They were talking about Roman antiquities when without warning his left hand pointed to pile of dirt, stone, and trash at the bottom of the cliff face. The people living in Jerusalem were using this sacred holy place as a rubbish dump, and Ron said, "That's Jeremiah’s Grotto and the Ark of the Covenant is in there."

Even though these words had come out of Ron’s mouth and his hand had pointed to the site, he had no idea why he suddenly said or did these things. The man with him, quite out of character, also reacted strangely. He said, "That's wonderful! We want you to excavate, and we'll grant you your permits, put you up in a place to stay, wash your cloths, and furnish your meals!"

Ron and his two sons began by digging straight down, at the base of a cliff face, a cliff face known to many as Golgotha. The first thing they uncovered were recesses cut into the cliff face, three 'bookshelf-like' cut outs. Ron's thought was that these could be the recesses that held the signs that the Romans put above the cross of Christ. In Matthew 27:37, Mark 15:26 and Luke 23:38 the Bible says that the superscription was written in three languages "above" Jesus; in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew, which fits with what Ron found.

John 19:17-18 “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 and two others with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the mist.”

Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Heb. 13:12

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John 19:19to21 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it upon (above) the cross. And the writing was, “JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.” This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city; and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. Then said the chief priest of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews. Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.”

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Then Ron uncovered even more evidence that convinced him this was the site of the crucifixion. Four cross-holes cut 23” down into the rock, one higher up than the rest on a platform and set back. The other three were in a line lower down and in front. The upper cross-hole would have most likely held the 'worst or the most notorious' criminal, and we know from the Biblical account that the two cross-holes on either side held the two thieves that were crucified with Christ. The crucifixion site was next to a road that went past the base of the cliff. Each of the of cross-holes had a 4" thick square stone cover to prevent someone from falling in the holes, with a notch in the side, so you could reach your hand in it and pull the stone out. In one of the cross-holes Ron's son found a Roman coin with Emperor Tiberius face on it, he was Emperor from 14 to 37 AD.

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As they continued to clear the area they discovered the foundation walls of an early Christian church 22'x40'that had been built around the crucifixion sight. As they were digging to uncover the front foundation wall of the church they discovered a large thick rounded table-top. Using ground-penetrating radar Ron found a large round stone to be thirteen feet 2” in diameter and nearly two foot thick, in front of the crucifixion site. He tried to completely uncover it, but it was buried underneath about twenty feet of earth and he was afraid that the dirt above him might cave in on top of him. He considered that it may possibility be the large stone from the Garden Tomb, which is about a 100 yards away. Ron went to the tomb to see if the stone would fit. He measured the width of the channel that held the round tombstone, and what the diameter would have been. Amazingly, the channel was designed to hold a stone a little less than two feet thick! And the outline of the diameter of the size of the stone that had been rolled in front of the tomb sealing it, was also the same size as the stone that they found at the crucifixion site- thirteen feet, 2”ins. The Bible says that, " a great stone" was rolled in front of Jesus' tomb.

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 THE GARDEN TOMB

 In 1867 a man bought some land along the scull-faced hill. He wanted to dig a large cistern storm drain to collect rainwater, so he could cultivate a garden in this area. As he excavated down along the cliff face, he reach the floor of the old quarry bedrock, a level that dated back to the time of Jesus. And here he unearthed an old tomb very close to the skull hill crucifixion site.

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“Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new sepulcher in which no one had yet been laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulcher was nigh at hand.” John 19:41-42

“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.” Mark 15:46

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In front of this tomb is a trough for a large stone to roll in front of the tomb entrance. At the right hand side of the trough is a block of stone, which would stop the stone and prevent it from rolling any feather to the right. And there was a cut in the side of the cliff face to match the shape and diameter of the stone. The Bible describes a tomb hewn out of rock, in a garden nearby, and that it was the tomb made for a rich man named Joseph of Arimathaea, who besought Pilate that he might take Jesus’ body down from the cross and place him in the tomb. (Matt. 27:57-60).

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THE ARK OF THE COVENANT 

As they were digging down along the cliff face they noticed that there was a fault line running down through the stone and there were bees going in and out of the rock. So they chiseled out a large chunk of stone and they could see a small hole, and they shined a flashlight into the hole and they could see a large cave. They quickly made the whole big enough to craw into the chamber which had a system of caves leading off in different directions. Ron and his sons started investigating all the different caves working with one of the local Arab man who was small and could craw in through the many gaps and passage ways that were too small for Ron to easily fit through first to see if they would lead to any large rooms, or if they were just a dead end. The conditions were damp, with plenty of dust and little oxygen. Sometimes Ron would have to exhale to squeeze himself through the smallest of holes. One day he asked the man to crawl in through a tiny entrance to a cave, as usual. When he had done so, he rushed out with terror in his eyes, screaming, "What's in there! What's in there!" The man hurriedly exited the cave system and refused to ever return again.

Excitedly, Ron made the entrance to this chamber bigger so he could craw in. He found himself crawling across rocks that were piled up almost to the ceiling of the cave. Ron shined his flashlight down between the stones and he could see gold shinning back up at him. Ron began to move the rocks aside, in order to reveal what was underneath. He uncovered some dry rotted wooden boards which when he moved aside revealed animal skins. Something shiny was under the animal skins. Moving them aside, he uncovered the Table of Shew-bread, from the first temple. Continuing to shift aside more rocks and wood, he noticed a large stone volt in the corner of the room. The lid was cracked and had been moved aside. Ron shone his flashlight down through the crack and saw a chest of beaten gold. He knew he was looking at the Ark of the Covenant. Overwhelmed with emotion and suffering from pneumonia, Ron passed out in the chamber for 45 minutes.

It was January 6th 1982, when Ron made this amazing discovery. He tried to photograph the Ark of the Covenant with a Polaroid camera, but the photos turned out foggy, they tried a 35 mm and a video camera and the photos turned out foggy. He returned with a colonascope, but again the photos turned out foggy.



In the cave Ron uncovered a stone volt containing the Ark of the Covenant, the Table of Shewbread, the golden Altar of Incense. The Golden Censer, the 7-branched Lampstand (with golden oil lamps bowls built into the tips of the branches). An ephod, a miter with an ivory pomegranate on the tip, a brass shekel weight, 7 oil lamps, and brass ring most likely used for hanging a curtain or something similar. And a very large sword, 5' 2" long, which was most likely the sword that King Solomon’s Father David, had used to cut off the head of Goliath.

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Ron found the original entrance door to the chamber and when he broke through to the other side he discovered a very large tunnel which extended in both directions. But he discovered that it was completely blocked with large stones in both directions. The problem now was to find the original tunnel they used to bring the items into the chamber, because the large stones were too big to get out through the narrow passage way Ron used to get into the chamber.

In the winter of 1854 near the Damascus Gate, Dr. Barclay rediscovered "Zedekiah's Cave," a vast cavern under the city, extending 750 feet into “Mt. Moriah. Beginning at the trench or dry moat separating the northern and southern portion of Mt. Moriah, it is 325 feet wide at the maximum point and average height is almost 50 feet high. It had been an underground stone quarry at one time. There are those who believe that King David and King Solomon used the stone to build the city and the first temple. At first it was believed that there was no entrance from the underground quarry up into the city, but Ron discovered that one of the pillars of solid rock left in place to support the ceiling, to prevent the cavern from collapsing, wasn't a stone pillar at all. It was a giant mound of earth and debris, piled up, he believed, to the ceiling and through the hole in the ceiling to ground level. On the surface it would look like normal ground, but it was actually a hidden entrance way in the city down into the quarry below.

Ron began to wonder if there were any tunnels leading from the underground quarry to Golgotha? If so, perhaps the Ark of the Covenant and other items had been lowered through a hole in the floor of the temple mount into the cavern, and then through a tunnel to its present location under the crucifixion sight. So he began to look for tunnels that lead in that direction. And sure enough, he found one. Almost completely hidden from view by boulders and overhanging rock, there was an opening into the cave wall that was sealed with several large cut rocks and it was heading in the right direction. But it was a long ways from the site where Ron had found the Ark. If this was the main tunnel that Jeremiah used to carry the Ark of the Covenant to the chamber under Golgotha, Ron would have a big job ahead of him clearing out such a long tunnel. Across the street from the entrance to "Zedekiah's Cave," is a bus station and behind the bus station is Skull mountain.

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 Ron used sub-surface interface radar in later years to check for the existence of a tunnel running from the underground quarry to the area of the Calvary escarpment. He did find a tunnel-like void crossing under the street in the correct direction that was, as best he could determine, about 20 feet under the road. But it was still quite a distance to the Crucifixion site.

He also used the radar on the blocked up entrance in the underground quarry and found that there was a void behind the blocks. So he opened up the entrance and there was a tunnel, but several feet inside the passageway was blocked with big rocks and dirt. To Ron, it looked as if whoever had blocked it had tried to camouflage the fact that it was a plugged tunnel and had made the sealed entrance look like natural earth and rocks.

Now the decision Ron had to make was whether to attempt to clear out an extremely long tunnel or to keep working at the original site and try to find the main tunnel from that end.

THE WELL OF SOULS UNDER SALOMON'S TEMPLE 

There is secret that very few people know about. Under the Muslim Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, which was built on the site where Solomon's Temple once stood, there is a hole in the floor, which leads down into a secret chamber called the Well of Souls, with a underground network of at least 45 chambers, tunnels, and caves leading off in all directions. This is a known fact that can be verified by a 19th-century British survey that was done by explorers Charles Wilson and Sir Charles Warren. And one of these caves beneath the bedrock leads to one of the most important archeological finds in world History, which is extremely significant to three of the world’s major religions, the Jews, Arabs and Christians. The answer to one of the world's most baffling mysteries lies hidden under the site where the Babylonian Army destroyed Solomon’s Temple in 586 B.C. The fabled and elusive Ark of the Covenant, which contained the original Ten Commandments, tablets of stone written by the finger of God and given to Moses at Mount Sinai as the ancient Israelite s wandered in the desert.

Very few people know about this hole in the floor that leads down into the Well of Souls, but if you go to the Muslim Dome of the Rock shrine and knock on the floor, you can hear the resounding hollow echoes coming from the chamber below. The Well of Souls is purportedly located below a natural cave under the rock upon which Jewish tradition says Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac. Islamic tradition indicates Muhammad ascended to heaven from this same rock. Today no one is allowed to access these subterranean chambers under the Temple Mount, for fear that someone might fill them with explosives and destroy the Muslim Temple. The Temple Mount and the natural cave below the Dome of the Rock are periodically open to tourists, depending upon the local security and political situation.

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There are many Christians and Jews who believe that the Temple will be rebuilt and that the Ark of the Covenant will be returned to its original place. But Jesus told the Jews that the temple would be destroyed. "Do you see all these great buildings?" replied Jesus. "Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down." When the chief high priests and all the council sought to find witnesses to testify against Jesus so that they could put him to death, many bare false witness but their testimonies did not agree with one another. Some of the witnesses said "We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands."

Jesus our Messiah promises within three days, (with God a thousand years is but one day), He will build a new Temple greater than the Old, without the use of man's hands. The most High God will no longer dwell in temples made by the hands of men, but he will live in the hearts of His people. For we are the temple of the living God. Do you not know that the Spirit of God dwells in You; and that you present your bodies a living sacrifice. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men, therefore glorify God in your body, and your spirit, which are God's. The Scripture is clear that we are the temple of God. "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be there God, and they will be my people." But King Solomon said,"But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have built."

The Jews want to rebuild Solomon's temple so that they can start offering animal sacrifices to God again. But why would they want to do this? Because the Orthodox Jewish community understands that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin (Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:22). And since they do not believe Jesus is the Messiah who died for their sins, they realize they must make sacrifices for the forgiveness of their sins. 

 But King Davit says in Psalms 51:16  "For thou desires not sacrifice; else would I give it. Thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart O God thou wilt not despise."

Isaiah 1:9to18  "Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah. Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? Saith the LORD. I am full of the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. When ye come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to tread my courts? Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and Sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feast my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you; yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear; your hands are full of blood.

Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saidth the LORD; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."




The Ark of the Covenant has been found - now it has been revealed to the world what it means to have the blood of Christ sprinkled on the mercy seat; the most important information in the world has been uncovered.



Isaiah 53:1to12, “Who has believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground; he has no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opens not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? For he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he has poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sins of many, and made intercession for the transgressors."

Isaiah 52:14-15 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more that the sons of man: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

Psalms 22:6-8+16-18 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him... I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaves to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me; they pierced my hands and my feet. I may tell all my bones; they look and stare upon me. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

Matt 27:39-44 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, and saying, “Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, “He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.” He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? My God, my God, why has thou forsaken me? Some of them that stood there, when they heard that said, “This man calls for Elias. And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.

Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And behold the vail of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. And the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God.”

The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation (for the Passover), that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day, (for that Sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other, which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already they brake not his legs: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true; and he knows what he said is true, that ye might believe. For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken. And again another scripture says, “They shall look on him whom they pierced.”

Hebrews 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

The blood and water of Jesus Christ, which bares record of His sacrifice for sins and the promise of eternal life, poured out of the side of Christ, and down through the rent rocks in the earth below the surface, and onto the Ark of the Covenant, on the west side.“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.” (1Jn 5:7)

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We were Redeemed, "With the Precious Blood or Christ, our Passover Lamb; as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. Which means that Jesus lived a Perfect life without sin, and He gave Himself a Sacrifice for our sins, by shedding His own Blood upon the Cross; which ran down pass His feet into the cross hole, and down on to the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant.

Ronn Wyatt removed a sample of Christ's blood from the Mercy Seat of the Ark in the cave and paid a lab in Israel to do an analysis of the blood. They put the dark dried-out substance in saline solution for 72 hours, then added a growth medium to the blood for 48 hours. Mr. Wyatt asked them to do a chromosome test, but they informed him that he was wasting his money since you can't do a chromosome test on dead white blood cells. They proceeded with the analysis and said, "It's your money." As they began viewing the cells under the microscope, they saw cells dividing before their eyes! They could tell it was human blood, but "This blood is alive!" They couldn't believe what they were seeing! They continued with their tests and found the blood to be unique from any other human blood! Each cell contained only 24 chromosomes compared to the normal count of 46 that you and I have. Christ received 23 chromosomes from Mary, and one "y" chromosome from His heavenly Father to designate a male child. Others in the lab were asked to come see for themselves. With tears in their eyes they asked, "Whose blood is this?" Mr. Wyatt replied, "It is the blood of your Messiah." Then they asked who the Messiah was, and they began wailing and shouting. No other male human being has ever had this same chromosome count! Christ's blood is alive and unique to prove His divinity to the world before He returns to this earth. When these tests are repeated for all the world to see, everyone will learn that Jesus was more than a preacher, He was and is the Son of God!


"For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it you upon the altar to make an ATONEMENT for your souls: for it its the blood that makes an ATONEMENT FOR THE SOULS" Lev. 17: 11.

For this is my blood of the New Testament (New Covenant), which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Matt:26:28

HEBREWS 9:

Now indeed even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service, and an earthly sanctuary. 2. For a tabernacle was prepared. In the first part were the lamp stand, the table, and the show bread; which is called the Holy Place. 3. After the second veil was the tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies, 4. having a golden altar of incense, and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which was a golden pot holding the manna, Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant; 5. and above it cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat, of which things we can’t speak now in detail. 6. Now these things having been thus prepared, the priests go in continually into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the services, 7. but into the second the high priest alone, once in the year, not without blood, which he offers for himself, and for the errors of the people. 8. The Holy Spirit is indicating this, that the way into the Holy Place wasn’t yet revealed while the first tabernacle was still standing;  9. which is a symbol of the present age, where gifts and sacrifices are offered that are incapable, concerning the conscience, of making the worshipper perfect; 10. being only (with meats and drinks and various washings) fleshly ordinances, imposed until a time of reformation. 11. But Christ having come as a high priest of the coming good things, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation, 12. nor yet through the blood of goats and calves, but through his own blood, entered in once for all into the Holy Place, having obtained eternal redemption.

 13. For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify to the cleanness of the flesh: 14. how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

 15. For this reason he (Jesus Christ) is the mediator of a new covenant, since a death has occurred for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant, that those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.


Remember the Passover, the Day of Atonement, has been celebrated by Jews for thousands of years. It was the day that Jesus died on the cross and the day the high priest would enter into the Holy of Holies once a year, to sprinkle the blood of a spotless lamb on the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant; to atone for Israel’s sins. Remember when the Jews sprinkled the blood of a innocent spotless lamb on their doors, so that the angel of death, God's final Judgement upon Egypt for their sins, would Passover them. The Lamb of God as John the Baptist had said, was the "Lord Jesus Christ." The symbolism is unmistakeable. Only those who have their sins forgiven and the Lambs blood on the doors of their hearts, will live with God forever in paradise; every one else will dye and must face God's punishment for their sins, because they stubbornly refused to believe.

For it was not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when God's Son came into the world He said... “Sacrifice and burnt offerings, and offerings for sin, Thou did not desire, neither hast pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the law). Then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Thy will, O God.” He takes away the first (Covenant) that He may establish the second. By which we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 

And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God; From henceforth waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. 

Whereof the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them.” “And their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:4 – 22)

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten out of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his blood.

Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him; and all kindred's of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. I AM the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come the ALMIGHTY. Rev. 1:5,7+8

The Lord through Zechariah prophesied that many Jews will be saved at the second coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

            “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn” (Zech. 12:9-10).

            “In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness”. . . And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends” (Zech. 13:1, 6).




Jesus Christ is, “THE LAMB OF GOD SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD!" "THE LAMB WITHOUT SPOT OR BLEMISH, WHICH TAKETH  AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD!" 

    God the Father, who knows all things both past, present and future! He knew before He even created men and women with a free will, that the most precious thing that He had in all of the universe, His only begotten Son “Jesus Christ” would have to die on the cross to pay for the sins of many.

Over 300 prophecies in the Old Testament revealed that Jesus is the Christ the Messiah, “the lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” These are the words which Jesus spoke to the multitude while He was yet still with them; that all these things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning Him. Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

This shows us that God’s salvation plain to save mankind was not limited to one special group of people, or to one specific time in History, but has been made available to every kindred, every tribe and every nation, “from the foundation of the world.” The story of God’s love, mercy and forgiveness is actually older than Moses’s law and the punishment for breaking God's Commandments. All those who lived and died prior to the coming of Christ were saved in the same way as a person is forgiven and saved today. Salvation has always been by faith; "believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved." Following religious rituals and the letter of the law cannot save anyone! The primary purpose of the law is to show us that we are sinners, and that we need God’s (Jesus Christ’s) help to become the kind of people that we need to be, to get into heaven.


Abraham knew about the promised Messiah. When God asked Abraham to sacrifice his only begotten son Isaac; Abraham was willing to obey God’s command, believing that God was able to bring his son back to life from the dead. When Isaac asked his father “Where is the lamb for a burnt offering? Abraham said; My son, "God will provide Himself, a Lamb," which was a prophetic statement of the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ the Lamb of God. (Gen.22:8).

If Abraham had been justified by his works he would have had something to be proud of, but his works were not what pleased God, for the Bible says that “Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness...” For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. (Romans 4:2-3).

And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfill the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision doest transgress the law? For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

"BLESSED ARE THEY WHOSE SINS ARE COVERED. BLESSED IS THE MAN TO WHOM THE LORD WILL NOT IMPUTE SIN!"

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