THE ARK OF THE COVENANT
In the following compilation, I will explain about the secret underground part of the great Temple Solomon built for Yahveh, and how it was used to hide the Ark of the Covenant when the Temple was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in about 586 BC.
In 1 Kings 8:12-13 we read where Solomon dedicates the Temple. 1 Kings 8:12-13 “Then spake Solomon, Yahveh said that he would dwell in thick darkness. I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.” Yah says He will dwell in the Temple (shakan…an established place to inhabit), “in thick darkness” (araphel…on a lower level). “I have surely built thee an house to dwell in” (Zebul…on a higher level) and “a settled place” (makown…a fixed place) for thee to abide forever. Solomon was saying, not only did he build Yah an exalted place to dwell in, but he had also built a hidden, lower level place for Yah to dwell in the form of the Ark of the Covenant. The meaning of this passage in the Book of First Kings has stumped many people for centuries. It seems there was no one to understand the connection between the meaning of a ‘dwelling place” and “a dark place forever”. Ron Wyatt discovered the Ark of the Covenant in January 1982. His discovery opened the door to the revelation concerning the two dwelling places for the Ark. It has been kept pretty much a secret of the Israeli government ever since. They have not yet been able to decide what to do about it because of all the problems it would create being excavated under and near the 32 acre area that is now called the “Dome on the Rock”.
We read in the scriptures how King Nebuchadnezzar (of Babylon,) in 586 B.C., overcame Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple that Solomon had built for Yah. Solomon had the great Temple built, and five hundred years later Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon destroyed the Temple. Jeremiah 52:4-5. “And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built forts against it round about. So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.”
2 Kings 25:10 “And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about.”
Why did they go through all the trouble to siege Jerusalem?
It was because the Temple of Yah was in Jerusalem and it held the most important treasure ever known to mankind, the Ark of the Covenant.
2 Kings 25:11-17 “Now the rest of the people that were left in the city, and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carry away. But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen. And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD, and the bases, and the brasen sea that was in the house of Yah, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon. (14) And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away. They stole the golden alter of incense, the table of shewbread, the golden lamp stand, etc., but they found no Ark. (15) And the firepans, and the bowls, and such things as were of gold, in gold, and of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took away. The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; the brass of all these vessels was without weight. The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it was brass: and the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the wreathen work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen work.”
Nebuchadnezzar’s army destroyed everything in the temple because they couldn’t find the ark.
Pay close attention to what the scriptures say here about the height of the capital that Nebuchadnezzar’s men found when they destroyed the Temple. The crown (capital) is recorded as being 3 cubits high the day of destruction, and yet we see it recorded in Jeremiah 52:21-22 as being 5 cubits high. Jeremiah 52:21-22 “As for the pillars, the height of each pillar [was] eighteen cubits, and it [was] twelve cubits in circumference and four fingers in thickness, [and] hollow. Now a capital of bronze was on it; and the height of each capital was five cubits, with network and pomegranates upon the capital all around, all of bronze. And the second pillar was like these, including pomegranates.” (NASB)
Why the discrepancy of 2 cubits?
What happened to the two cubits of the solid brass capital? To explain this we must first understand the secret of Solomon’s Temple sand hydraulic lever system. This question opens the door to one of the Bibles most incredible secrets. A secret understood by few, but a secret nevertheless that may have spawned the “secret societies” scattered throughout the world today. These secret societies have used this theory (which really none understand in this day and age) to disguise the cult and occult groups today which encompass what will be soon called the One World Order, or One World Government. At the head of these secret societies (organizations of witchcraft), is the order of the Jesuits, of which the “Black Pope” oversees. The Jesuits are of course the backbone of the Roman Catholic Church, the Harlot of Rome, The Whore of Babylon, spoken of frequently in our bible (Revelation 17:5, 18:4) They are the head of the ‘Mystery Religions’ of the Pagan church of Rome, which has to most, disguised itself as the leader of the Christian church. Most people will not understand this, but those who take their study of theology seriously, will know. These elect, will not be so easily deceived.
Free Masons, Illuminati, Opus Dei, Knights of Malta, Shriners, Skull and Bones Society, Knights of Columbus, etc. are the ones trying to establish the One World Order. Many Masons claim Hiram of Tyre was the first Free Mason. The reasoning behind this will become evident later on in this compilation. The two pillars found in most Masonic lodges have a B and a J on them. These pillars represent the two pillars that were in front of the Temple of Solomon. As Satan said he is higher than Yah, so too it is not coincidence that secret societies put themselves in front of (above) the Almighty to this day.
The following diagram shows what the Temple looked like from the top, looking down.
SHALL WE BEGIN?
In Jerusalem, what is now called “The dome on the rock” is built over Herod’s Temple. Solomon’s Temple was just north of there. North of what is called the “Kotel Arches” sits a large square blue stone with four key-ways. What is now called “The dome of the spirit” sits right over top what used to be the Holy of Holies. This stone is directly in line with the “Golden Gate”, “Mercy Gate”, or “Eastern Gate”, whichever you wish to call it.
When Solomon built the Temple, he was given explicit instructions in regards to every detail about its construction. He was given all the exact measurements so that the Temple on earth would be an exact duplicate of what Yah has in the New Jerusalem.
The Temple was built four times larger than the Tabernacle of Moses, so that a sand hydraulic lever system could be incorporated into it without anyone noticing from the exterior. The Holy of Holies was 10 cubits squared. The Temple itself was 60 cubits by 20. The Temple was built to enclose and protect the most valuable material item on earth; “The Ark of the Covenant”. In order to protect the Ark in any and all situations, the wise king Solomon had revealed to him a system of sand hydraulics that would make use of the only known machine of that day; the lever. This subterranean system would have to be built as part of, and under the Temple. This system incorporated two huge pillars in front of the Temple. The two main pillars in the front of the Temple supported nothing. These two pillars even had names (1 Kings 7:21, 2 Chronicles 3:17). 1 Kings 7:21 “Thus he set up the pillars at the porch of the nave; and he set up the right pillar and named it Jachin, and he set up the left pillar and named it Boaz.” (NASB) Their names were: “Boaz” on the left side and “Jachin” on the right. In Hebrew, Boaz means “force”, and Jachin means “base”. These two pillars describe the two sides of the lever, the force required to move the lever and base on which the lever pivots. The pillars were 18 cubits (31 feet) in circumference and 6 1/2 feet in diameter. The hollow pillars were made of brass about 5 inches thick.
The construction of the Temple also included a huge underground excavation of caves to enclose the sand hydraulic lever system. This excavation was directly under the “Holy of Holies” and continued out to the two pillars in front of the Temple. This subterranean area was adjoined to what is now called “Jeremiah’s grotto”. This is where the Ark rests to this day.
Because nothing like this system had ever been built before, Solomon was required to have the King of Egypt (Tyre), Hiram (also known as Ahiram), to help with its construction. 1 Kings 7:13-14 “And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre. He was a widow’s son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.” Hiram also built King David’s house (2 Samuel 5:11)
The only machine known of in those days was the lever, and the Egyptians were the masters of building with levers and sand hydraulics. Because of the extreme secret nature of this endeavor, Hiram and Solomon had to make an oath so that Hiram could not reveal the secret system to anyone under any circumstances. Solomon only revealed the secret system to the Levites who would be the ones responsible for the operation of the system if ever required. In order to guarantee that the secret of the lever system would never be revealed, Solomon in turn agreed to an “affinity” with king Hiram. Affinity means: a promise that must be kept within the family”. This meant that the secret would have to be kept between the two families. To activate (seal) the affinity, Solomon had to marry Hiram’s daughter. This he did. 1 Kings 3:1 “And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.” The affinity requires marriage to keep it within the family. Solomon married Pharaoh’s daughter and brought her to the City of David until the Temple and his house was completed.
The two hollow main pillars; Boaz and Jachin, were filled with sand. They were in actuality, two huge storage bins of sand. Their walls were made of 5 inches of solid brass. Their weight was immeasurable. 2 Kings 25:16 “The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.” One of the pillars had, as part of its construction, a huge stone that locked down to look like all the other huge stones around it. This stone was used as part of the lever system. When the system was set to operate, this stone, supported by a pole, went up into the pillar 2 cubits. This 2 cubit area was then filled with sand.
On top of these huge pillars sat two solid brass capitals (chapiters). These capitals (crowns) above the main two (31 ft.) hollow pillars were 5 cubits high (8 1/2 feet), made of solid molten brass.
The following diagram (figure 1) shows how the sand hydraulic system looked before and after it was operated. The only difference being the bottom of the pillars being beaten in.
In the Book of Jeremiah we see it recorded as follows: Jeremiah 52:21-22 “And concerning the pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a fillet of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow. And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one chapiter was five cubits, with network and pomegranates upon the chapiters round about, all of brass. The second pillar also and the pomegranates were like unto these.”
In the cave underneath the Holy of Holies were an elevator, two sand dampers, and a 68 ft. reverse lever system. The elevators top was the huge blue stone that was in the center of the Holy of Holies. This stone had 4 key ways in its corners. These keystones locked the stone into position in the ground. The elevator (large enough to hold the Ark), sat on a pole that in turn rested on one end of the 68 ft. lever. Two things were necessary to unlock the sand hydraulic system.
1) It was required that the 4 keystones were all stood on (by Levites), at the same time to unlock the first part of the system.
2) The second thing required to unlock the system was the beating in of the bottom of the pillars that contained the weight (force) required to push down on the lever on the other end. When the bottom of the pillars were beaten in, the sand (in the 2 cubit area first), poured out onto the ground. In doing so, the stone inside the pillar was pushed down 2 cubits by the force of the huge brass capital on top of the pillar. This brass capital would now be seen as 3 cubits in height, rather than its original 5.
When these two things were done in unison, (figure 2) the lever was forced down on the one end and the elevator at the other end was slowly pushed up above the ground in the Holy of Holies”. It happened slowly because there was a built in sand damper system operated by the main lever as it was forced down on the one end. As the sand slowly seeped out, the lever was allowed to lift up the elevator. When the elevator was above the ground the Ark of the Covenant was put into the elevator (along with some other objects). Then the second sand damper was engaged and the elevator went slowly back down into the subterranean cave. The top of the elevator then became once again the huge blue stone in the Holy of Holies locked into place by the four keystones, and no one could tell anything had ever transpired. It was then that the Levites carried the Ark through the cave system and hid it in what we now call Jeremiah’s grotto.
It just so happens that this location where the Ark rests is 20 feet under the exact spot where Yeshua was crucified. At the top of the cave, above the left side of the Ark (when looking at it from the front), a dark stain was/is found embedded in the stones. Directly above this spot, exactly 20 feet, and at the base of the 23 inch square hole chiseled in the rock, is the location where Yeshua was crucified. This is what is commonly called “skull-face”, “Golgotha”, or “Calvary”, on the road to Damascus. It is situated about 1/2 mile (still on Mt. Moriah) away from the Temple Mount area. When Yeshua was crucified there was an earthquake. Matthew 27:51-53 “And, behold, the veil 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.” His blood drained down 20 feet threw the split rocks and sprinkled on the west side (left side) of the Ark.
What is the significance of His blood resting on the west side of the Ark?
The blood from Yeshua’s body drained down into the earth, down the rocks onto the west side of the Ark of the Covenant hidden below. It rested on the west side, the right hand side of the mercy seat. Every Feast of Atonement (Yom Kippur) the High Priest would sprinkle the blood of the lamb on the east end (right side) of the ark of covenant. Leviticus 16:14 “Moreover, he shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle [it] with his finger on the mercy seat on the east [side]; also in front of the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times.” (NASB)
This all took place in the exact same location Abraham offered up Isaac, on Mount Moriah. 1 John 5:8 “And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.”
John witnessed all of the above take place with his own eyes. He witnessed the blood drain through the cracks. He witnessed the three that bare witness: the spirit, the water, and the blood.
We read in the Book of Maccabees about Jeremiah having a vision. Most recognize that the Book of Maccabees has never been accepted as canon scripture, but most also realize that it includes perfectly accurate historical information that can and has been verified with many other historical books. In Jeremiah’s vision, Yah instructs him how to operate the sand hydraulic lever system that Solomon had set up 500 years earlier. It seems no one knew any longer how to operate the system, so Yah visualized it in a dream for Jeremiah so that when the king of Babylon came to destroy the Temple, the Ark of the Covenant could be saved from the heathens. This system was first prepared by Solomon, through Hiram, and then engaged by Jeremiah and the Levites, to protect and preserve the Ark.
2 Maccabees 2:2f “Jeremiah and several of the faithful priests being warned by Yah in a vision” Maccabees is quoting from a scroll earlier written by Baruch, Jeremiah’s secretary.
2 Maccabees 2:6-8 “One of the priests began to mark out the way to the Ark. When Jeremiah heard, he rebuked the priest and said “the ark must remain in this secret place until Yahveh brings it forth in the last days and His glory will be seen above the Mercy Seat as it was in the days of Moses and Solomon”.
Solomon built the Temple of Yahveh and it stood for about 500 years before the King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, came in search of the most treasured item on earth. Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the Temple but never did find the treasured Ark of the Covenant because of the built in sand hydraulic lever system set in place when the Temple was being constructed. Jeremiah, one of the great prophets, had received a vision in regards to the operation of this lever system so that he, along with some Levite Priests, could operate the system to preserve the Ark for all time. This whole endeavor was part one of a two part typology that Yahveh established so that the sins of the world could be forgiven by His Son Yeshua when He was sacrificed as the “Lamb of Yah”, at Calvary. Many years later, when Yeshua was crucified in 4029 on the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Yeshua’s blood drained down through the rocks on “skull face hill” to land on the west side (the right hand side) of the Mercy Seat. This completed the baptism of suffering that Yeshua had to endure so that all of mankind’s sins, curses, and demons could be removed and dealt with once and for all. This is what Yeshua meant when he said: “it is finished” (John 19:30). The High Priests had been for all those years sprinkling the blood of the sacrificed lamb on the east side of the Ark, not knowing why. Now we know why! HalleluYah!!!
Few, if anyone knew the significance of these three words till the knowledge was made available to Yah’s elect. Daniel spoke about this knowledge in Daniel 12:4 “But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.” (NASB) Yeshua became the final unblemished sacrifice that Yah’s true Believers have been rehearsing about since the first Feast of Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits many centuries ago. Deuteronomy 15:21 “But if it has any defect, [such as] lameness or blindness, [or] any serious defect, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.” (NASB) Those who acknowledge and celebrate these and all the other Feasts of Yahveh can comprehend the beauty of this typology. For those who do not truly understand the significance in the Feasts of Yahveh, perhaps it’s time you did. The bible is full of revelations of fulfilled prophecies concerning the rehearsals of the appointed Feasts that most are missing out on.
For some “it is finished”, for others “it is just the beginning”!!
posted by Yeshuaman