It’s always a comfort to search the Scriptures and learn how God has done things in the past. We have just done exactly that to discover how God has always used physical objects to preach His message. Many people ask why God has only shown the Ark of the Covenant to one person, but is waiting before He reveals it to the rest of the world, and what is He doing during this time. I believe we can find the answer by again seeing what God has done in the past. The resurrection of Christ is no small event in the Bible. It is indeed one of the most important by far. So however God managed events at that time cannot be passed off lightly.
They are extremely significant, and by paralleling the events around the resurrection of Christ, we can answer that question. The discovery of the Ark of the Covenant and Tables of Stone is a parallel to the resurrection, for God has used the same method of revelation in the past too. He has revealed Himself to just one person first, then taught new light on the subject, then revealed the actual evidence to those that believed the new light, exactly as He has done with the discovery of the Ark of the Covenant.
After Christ’s resurrection, who was the first person to see Jesus? It was Mary. A female disciple of Christ with a shady background. Not one of the eleven disciples, nor the king, or Jewish leaders, or leaders of the Christian church, not even one of the male disciples, but a woman who was His humble servant. He revealed Himself to only one humble person at first. We see God doing exactly the same thing here, by using Ron Wyatt as the only humble witness to this discovery at this time.
Mary then went about spreading the good news of the resurrection to all the Christians, but most did not believe because they had not seen the evidence for themselves. Thomas was even more certain that he wouldn’t believe unless he himself touched the wounds on Jesus’ body. What is the parallel is here? Ron Wyatt went about spreading the good news of the discovery of the blood and water of Christ on the Mercy Seat, but sadly not all of God’s people believed.
Then Christ met with two of His disciples on the road to Emmaus, but withheld His identity. He walked with them, withholding His identity, and He said to them, “O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.” (Luke 24:25). Notice that first Jesus had to teach them new light on the resurrection, as they must understand the significance of the resurrection first.
He wanted them to understand what the Scripture said about Him before they saw the evidence. Only when they accepted the new light, did Christ open their eyes that they might recognize Him. Only after the new light was accepted did He reveal Himself to them, or show them the evidence.
When Christ was finished showing them the Scriptures, He was about to walk on without letting them recognize Him. At that point, the two disciples could have argued with the Scriptural evidence, or not shown any interest in hearing anymore. They could have refused to listen because they hadn’t seen Christ yet, or asked “Why would Christ only show Himself to a female with little to recommend herself with first?” But they did receive what Jesus showed them from the Scriptures, and insisted that He go no farther, but that He come and stay with them. Imagine what would have happened if they had rejected Christ’s teaching. Probably He would not have revealed Himself to them, and they would have missed out on such a wonderful blessing! Such is the situation today with the Ark.
I believe this is what God is busy doing for us now. God is not just keeping us waiting for the evidence, but is teaching us what this discovery means from the Scripture. THIS IS GOD’S PRIORITY BEFORE REVEALING THE EVIDENCE TO US! Refusing to believe before seeing the physical evidence is just like Thomas. We have evidence from the Bible before us, but some still say it is not enough. Please let us cooperate with Christ as He is trying to teach us from the Scripture the truth, even before we see the evidence.
So what is the new light that God has given us regarding this discovery? That the blood and water of Christ confirmed that the law is a part of the New Covenant and has to be kept, not done away with, and that the law since then, cannot be done away with, and cannot be changed. If we also invite Him in, we can become good workers for Him when this discovery is finally shown, at the passing of the universal religious law that will force us to break God’s law. Sadly we see many not caring about the evidence from Scripture that God is now showing. They say
that they want to see physical evidence before accepting the Scriptures. How would it look if the two disciples on the road to Emmaus said, “We can see it is true from the Bible, but we will wait until we see the physical evidence before we believe it”? Will those who doubt or disbelieve the discovery because their hearts don’t rejoice in the truth, let Christ pass them by? They do not seem to understand the message behind the following Bible verse, “And He said to them, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.” Luke 16:31.
Christ taught them the new light before He revealed the evidence to them. So those that say about this discovery, “This is not how God works, not revealing the evidence first”, are mistaken,and have forgotten the above Bible account, or deny it.
There are two sure ways of ending up in darkness. The first is to refuse to follow light that has already been revealed to us, and the second is to refuse to follow new light that is being revealed to us. Anyone who refuses to listen to Moses and the prophets as to how the covenant was confirmed (according to Hebrews 9:19), will have a difficult time believing it when they see it happen. Maybe they will call it the work of Satan (as some already do).
The lesson here is that biblical evidence far supersedes physical evidence. If the Bible says something is true, then it is true, even if we cannot see any physical evidence. It is all a test of faith as to whether we take the Bible as our final authority, or if we need physical evidence too. The two disciples had to receive the new light and invite Jesus in FIRST before He let them see the evidence, or reveal Himself to them. And they said, “Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the Scriptures?”
So what is the Lord showing us from the Scriptures on OUR walk on the road to Emmaus? The warning against complying with this universal religious law is a warning against receiving the Mark of the Beast, and it is a warning to keep God’s law. Do you remember when Christ said in Luke, “I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out”? The Christian movement that was to warn the world to “keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus,” as a warning against receiving the Mark of the Beast, have not been very successful this past century. So “I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out”, as indeed the Tables of Stone will, after the religious law is passed.
Malachi 3:6, “For I am the LORD, I change not.” What He said then, also goes for our time, and the STONES SOON ARE TRULY GOING TO CRY OUT TO THE WORLD. We can either choose to CRY OUT with them or to try and silence them.
Remember the story in 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles. Do you remember the Book of the Covenant that Moses sprinkled with blood and water? It contained the covenant between the Israelites and God, and was mysteriously found after it had been lost for a long time. When the Book of the Covenant was delivered to King Josiah who had followed the evil ways of all the kings before him, he began a reformation. He was deeply shaken when the law was read to him, and the covenant that had been written down by Moses. Scripture tells us that he did not know all that was written therein, but when he heard it, he humbled himself before God and gathered all the Israelites to hear it so they could reform their lives too. It is interesting to note that God is not suddenly using a new method when He let Ron
Wyatt find the Ark of the Covenant containing the tables of stone. Just like in Josiah’s time, He has again provided evidence for those who have forgotten the true contents of God’s law, so that they can refuse the Mark of the Beast. This is God’s “show and tell” method He is using to speak to His children, who don’t realize they are deceived by belonging to an apostate religion. This is a close parallel to what happened in the time of Josiah.
In Josiah’s time, the book with the contents of the covenant were found after being lost for along time. Just as today the Ark that contains that same law, which was confirmed on the cross, was discovered by Ron Wyatt after being hidden for almost 2600 years. Although hidden from human eyes, God knew where it was all the time, and brought it to Ron’s attention at just the right time to be a witness to the world. “That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God required that which is past.” Ecclesiastes 3:15. “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.” Hebrews 13: 8.