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A member of our Tarshish Tribune group, Wayne, posted a story the Worlld Net Daily went with most of the last half of the week: that the patriarch of the Orthodox Ethiopian Church told the Pope he has possession of the Ark of the Covenant.

Patriarch Abuna Pauolos then told the Italian press -- "Soon the world will be able to admire the Ark of the Covenant described in the Bible as the container of the law that God delivered to Moses and the center of searches and studies for centuries." Now I'm sure the patriarch is a good guy, but call me a doubting Thomas, I was sure he had bitten off a little more than he could chew. And, today, on Shabbat, the World Net Daily reported the patriarch had retreated on his statement.

The patriarch said he himself had seen the Ark in the mountain top Orthodox Ethiopian Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Ethiopia. However, he has now decided we can't see what he says he has seen. And that is because its fake or the patriarch really hasn't seen anything at all. I won't believe I have seen the real Ark of the Covenant until I see the stone carved Ten Commandments, Aaron's rod ablooming, and some manna.

With that said, I have a pretty good idea where the Ark of the Covenant is! ADONAI told Yeshua who told His angel who told my Apostle Yochanan who told me that the Ark of the Covenant is in the Temple of God in heaven (Revelation 11:19).And we all know this talmid's testimony is true (John 21:24)) and carries much more authority than some patriarch of Orthodox Ethiopian Church.

Shabbat Shalom,

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Comment by Shawn on June 28, 2009 at 9:10am
Whether or not the Ethiopian ark is the "real "ark may be in question, but we should not doubt that the ark of Mosheh is here on earth. Mosheh built the entire Mishkan and all of its items based off of a heavenly pattern. Meaning there is a heavenly version and an earthly version to every bit of temple service. There are heavenly kohenim (Malakim) and there are earthly Kohenim. There is a heavenly altar of incense and there is an earthly altar of incense. So too, there is a heavenly ark (as see in revelation 11:19) and an earthly ark.

There is an ark here on earth, but it hides in the desert just as the northern kingdom of Israel hides in the desert of exile. May they both soon be revealed.
Comment by Avshalom Ovadya Tzuar on June 28, 2009 at 8:21pm
That ones been floating around for years. The ethiopians have always pulled back from actualy showing the so called ark that they claim to have. The closest anyone outside of ethiopia ever came to viewing what they claim to be the ark is a show that came on the history channel several years ago. The ethiopians had some type of religious ceremony going on where they brought out a large box which they had covered with a thick cloth. several men carried it with poles. It was very similar in size and dimension to whats described in the Torah. But nothing anyone could be sure of since it was covered by a thick cloth. The guardian of the ark never left the grounds of the church. Was it the fake one? Only YHWH knows. If you want to check out why the ethiopians even try to make the claim about having the Ark check out the book "The Sign and The Seal" by Graham Hancock. Shalom.
Comment by Messnayah on June 29, 2009 at 7:25am
HallilYAH! YES! I feel the same way. You are exactly right. The ark is with YAH. These people are really asking for trouble blampheming and tempting THE MOST HIGH that way they are.
Comment by James Trimm on June 29, 2009 at 9:56pm
Ethiopian church speaks out on Ark of the Covenant
Statement says Ten Commandments box won't be displayed
Comment by Lionel Lenox on June 30, 2009 at 10:45am

Yes they would suffer the same fate as the Philistines! It's a given that the earthly Temple was replica of God's Temple in Heaven, therefore a Heavenly Ark. But for John to point out the Ark of the Covenant in his Revelation vision (Revelation 11:19) I believe means more than the Heavenly Ark, I believe what John wants us to know he is seeing the earthly Ark of the Covenant in God's Heavenly Temple. I believe ADONAI swooped down and got the Ark during Solomon's reign in much the same way He swooped up Enoch and Elijah
Comment by Shawn on June 30, 2009 at 2:00pm
That is an interesting idea that John mentioning the ark, means that he wants us to know he is seeing the earthly ark of the covenant. And that Adonai had to swoop down and take it at some point during the time of Solomon. I will take this idea in to consideration.

Here is another idea to consider.

Several ancient Jewish documents (Imek Hamelek, copper scroll, and Macabees to name a few) and Jewish oral tradition state that the tabernacle items along with the ark were hidden here on earth by a prophet or group of prophets.

The book of Revelation has beings performing temple service. Are these physical levtical priests or are they their spiritual counter parts, the Malakim (angels)

The book of Revelation has trumpets. Are these physical trumpets from the earthy temple or are they the spiritual counter parts?

The book of Revelation has altars. Are these altars the physical altars from the earthly temple or are they the spiritual counter parts?

The book of Revelation has bowls. Are these bowls the physical bowls from the earthly temple or are they the spiritual counter parts?

If we have answered all the previous questions with the "spiritual counter part" then would it not be illogical to say that the ark mentioned in the book of Revelation is THE physical ark?

Would it not be more consistant to say that the ark mentioned in Revelation is the spiritual counter part to the physical ark?

IN RESPONSE TO "I believe the Anti-MaSHICH will need an ark to make his rebuilt temple authentic"

Over the years I have experienced many christians linking the "anti-christ" closely with the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem. Almost to the point of saying (infering) that the anti-christ will build the temple in Jerusalem, restart the temple services, eventually stop them, consider himself the Jewish messiah, and finally declare himself god. (I am not saying that this was the intent of the above quote). History has confirmed the anti-christ would have a different course of action.

We can look at previous anti-christs to base our understanding on what an anti-christ would be like.

Antiochus Epaphines was one of the best examples of an anti-christ.

The following are characteristics of Antiochus.

1 - Fanatically against the Torah of Mosheh.

2 - Had an unwarranted hatred of Israelite people.

3 - Sought to capture and corrupt a pre-existing Temple of Hashem (or destroy it).

4 - Sought a Greek style one world government and religous system.

5 - Did everthing possible to stop Israelite from doing the Torah.

These same characteristics would reappear with Titus and the Roman empire in 70 A.D.

The rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem should not be closely linked to the anti-christ. This is a holy task that is carried out by holy men and women. The anti-christ, in all his previous cycles, has always sought the opposite of building the temple of Hashem. He opposes the Torah, the temple, and its services. When we closely link the anti-christ with the rebuilding of the temple we are also closely linking holy Jewish men and women, who are actively trying to rebuild the temple, with the anti-christ. (Again I am not saying that the previous post was implying anything that I just talked about.)

Blessings to all!


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