THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES CHRONICLES

ARTICLE 2 - (June 11, 2005)

THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK? IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES!!

The Ark of the Covenant    As some of you may have seen on our "Breaking News Page" we have a link to an Article about the man that actually inspired the "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" movie, Dr. Vendyl Jones, who now has sanction from a supposedly unknown Kabbalist to go after the Ark of the Covenant, in the location where he believes it is.  This to me has enormous implications, if the Ark does actually sit where he says it sits, and what the implications of the world scene would be, should he actually unearth the Ark at this time.  Surely the world in the middle east will be turned upside down!

 

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

The valley of Dry Bones prophecy being fulfilled?    We have said, concerning the Reconvened Sanhedrin, that this could be the continued fulfillment of the "Dry Bones" Prophecy of Ezekiel Chapter 37, and the reason for this thinking, is that since its re-establishment as a nation in 1948, Israel has been primarily a secular Government, and hence, a secular nation, since that time.  We have been waiting for a spiritual awakening of this nation since that time, and in spite of the Evangelical American Christian opinion that the reconvened Sanhedrin is nothing more than a "self styled" version of its ancient self, we see a very significant and extraordinary set of events unfolding in  Israel.  What events?

 

  1. The very Reconvening of this Body of men, is extraordinary!

  2. The Sanhedrin, at great risk to itself, has been speaking out boldly against the disengagement plan of the Sharon Government!

  3. That is significant because of all groups, the Sanhedrin, who we know in ancient times put The Lord Jesus to Death, is actually standing on the side of the promises of God, rather than placating its leadership, as the version in Jesus' day did!

  4.  We have known for years, that there can not be a revival of the Jewish nation, or an opportunity to even show them the Gospel of Jesus Christ, until they at least return to their original heritage of following the Old Testament law of God, in order for them to see the promises fulfilled in Jesus Christ's life!

  5. It is a VERY significant possibility, that the discovery of the Ark of the Covenant could in fact empower the Sanhedrin to lead the People of Israel back to their Spiritual roots, where God is the primary consideration of all of Israel from day to day and hour to hour!  In their decisions as a nation, in their decisions as a unified and once again spiritual body!

    If anyone thinks those are not causes to sit up and take notice, I would question their level of value placed on the nation of Israel in the scriptures, and even in their awareness of the incredible series of events that have made up the world political stage in the past 5 years.  The timing of this event is the single most important factor that makes me think this could be more than just another speculative hoax!  

The Ark's discovery would turn the world upside down.    Some might think to themselves, disagreeing with the disengagement plan could not be of God, because it would hinder the peace initiative of the "Roadmap To Peace".  Although you may be correct in your notion that it would hinder the Roadmap, I would beg to differ on whether or not it is against the purposes of God.  The disengagement plan of the Roadmap to Peace, forces Israel to give up land that was actually promised to them by God.  If that is the case I would argue, that the primary people in Israel who are honoring God, and who are in fact working to follow his promises, and in obedience not give that which was promised to them to another nation, are in fact the reconvened Sanhedrin!

 

THE REBUILDING OF THE TEMPLE?

The discovery of the Ark would mandate the rebuilding of the temple.    And for those who see no significance beyond the items I listed above, there is also the question of where the Ark would be placed.  Who in their right mind would even try to say that the Ark doesn't belong to Israel, and who in his right mind would fail to recognize that the Temple would have to be rebuilt to house it?  Other than the Muslims, who always seem to have a way of claiming themselves as the rightful heirs of God's promises, I don't think ownership will be questioned.

    This is an extraordinary development on the world stage, and lends such chilling credence to all of the statements that we have made on this site about the Lord's pending arrival, that it gives me chills to think of it!  Think of the possibilities of what this could bring about in world affairs, and in the affairs surrounding the holy land!  What possibilities?

  1. The possibility that Israel would again become a nation focused primarily on the promises of God.

  2. The government of Ariel Sharon would most likely cease to exist.

  3. The breathed life of the Spirit element of the dry bones prophecy fulfilled!  (The Bones and Sinew part of the prophecy was most likely fulfilled in 1948).

  4. The world would acknowledge for the first time since Israel became a nation, that it had in fact forgotten its identity, and that that identity has been revived.

  5. This awakening would give way to a massive conversion among the Jewish people, who after returning to the scriptures, begin to see the fulfillments of Messianic prophecy in the life of Jesus Christ!  Certainly a precursor to the coming of the Lord!!

 

WE SHALL SEE!

Vendyl Jones... One of the most important men in history?    Will Dr Vendyl Jones unearth the Ark of the Covenant for the Jewish people?  Is this IT?  Are we witnessing the continued fulfillment of the dry bones prophecy of Ezekiel 37?  Is this a hoax?  Is Jones mistaken in his calculation as to where the Ark rests?  I don't know the answers to these questions, but I know that if the answers are YES, and this is not a hoax, then I will begin to LITERALLY look to the sky, for if it is true, the coming of Our Eternal King and Lord is literally right around the corner!  EVEN SO, COME LORD JESUS COME!

 

I will post Ezekiel Chapter 37 here for folks to read and ponder....

Ezekiel 37:1  The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
2 áAnd caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
3 áAnd he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knows.
4 áAgain he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
5 áThus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
6 áAnd I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
7 áSo I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
8 áAnd when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
9 áThen said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
10 áSo I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
11 áThen he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
12 áTherefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
13 áAnd ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
14 áAnd shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD. 

15  The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
16 áMoreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:
17 áAnd join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.
18 áAnd when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not show us what thou meanest by these?
19 áSay unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.
20 áAnd the sticks whereon thou write shall be in thine hand before their eyes.
21 áAnd say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
22 áAnd I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
23 áNeither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
24 áAnd David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
25 áAnd they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.
26 áMoreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
27 áMy tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 

28 áAnd the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

 

In Christ, F.E.Reilly

 

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