The Ark of the
have digressed for a moment on the Ark of the
Covenant and the Ten Commandments because you
need to understand that the display of the Ark of
the Covenant during the seventh trumpet will be
an astonishing event that is accompanied with
Heavenly glory, violence, and commotion. The five
phenomena that occurred at the beginning of the
Great tribulation will be repeated when the Ark
of the Covenant is displayed. Here are
three reasons why God will display the Ark of the
the saints are sealed and all the wicked are
tattooed, the contest between Christ and Satan
for souls will end. Jesus will then display His
covenant that the righteous embraced through
faith (they accepted the covenant without seeing
the covenant). The wicked will also the covenant
they despised. Because the contest for souls has
ended, Gods law can be physically revealed
to the world. Faith has become fact. Once the Ten
Commandments are written in the hearts and minds
of the saints (Hebrews 8:10-13), there will be no
risk that Gods people will be tempted to
worship the law instead of the Lawgiver!
Ark of the Covenant will be shown from Heavens
temple so that everyone can see (a) the reality
of Jesus as Almighty God whose temple is not on
this footstool called Earth, but in Heaven
itself, (b) that Gods law is the highest
law it overrules any law made by man, and
(c) that mankind lives under the rule of law. It
is foolish for men and women to think that they
are above Gods law. No one is exempt from
the obligations imposed on man by our Creator.
Babylons clergy will be left speechless
when they view the law they refused to recognize
and obey. I imagine they will be just as
dumbfounded as those who crucified Christ when
they are resurrected at the Second Coming.
Ark of the Covenant will be displayed at the
seventh trumpet to encourage the saints. I am
guessing, but I believe about 1 billion saints
will be alive at the seventh trumpet. This
awesome view of Gods law will confirm the
validity of their faith. Remember, at that time,
the saints will have suffered persecution for
more than three years. The saints who see this
sight will live through the seven bowls without
seeing death. (Daniel 12:1) Of course, the wicked
will also see the law that justifies the seven
bowls they are about to receive. (Revelation 16)
the Ark of the Covenant Been Found?
suggests that Jeremiah hid the Ark as King
Nebuchadnezzar approached Jerusalem to set siege
in 605 B.C. In recent years, numerous claims have
been made saying the Ark of the Covenant has been
found. However, no one has produced any evidence
to substantiate the claim. The absence of
validating evidence is puzzling. Personally, I
believe these claims are false because the Ark is
not on Earth! I believe God took the Ark of the
Covenant to Heaven after Jesus died on the cross
so that He could show it to the whole world at
the proper time.
please consider the following seven points:
the Great Tribulation, the infrastructures of
Earth will be destroyed and travel will become
virtually non-existent. If the world is in a
lock down condition, what would be
the point of finding the Ark if only a few
thousand people in the immediate area could see
it? Other than local interest, there would be
zero global impact.
the Ark of the Covenant was found prior to the
Great Tribulation and if was put on display in a
museum, it would be regarded as a religious
relic. In this context, the Ark of the Covenant
would not prove anything to anyone.
The Ark would be just another archeological find,
and more importantly, the covenant would mean
nothing! The Ark would be regarded like ancient
treasures found in the Mayan temples. The world
impact regarding such a find would be
zero. Gods law would be treated as a relic
instead of a divine revelation.
the Ark of the Covenant was found prior to the
Great Tribulation, the Jews would immediately lay
claim to the Ark. More than likely, they would
hide it from view in one of their holy places of
worship. The net effect is the Ark would
immediately return to obscurity. Hidden from view
and regarded as a Jewish icon, the impact of Gods
covenant on the world would be zero.
the Ark of the Covenant was found prior to the
Great Tribulation and no one was killed after
touching it. (Remember how Uzzah died? 1
Chronicles 13:9,10) This would indicate that the
Ark had lost its divine power and
would confirm that the Ark was just another relic
from antiquity. This would also give many
Christians the assurance that the Ten
Commandments are Jewish and were abolished at the
cross. Again, zero global impact.
my conclusions are correct and the Ark of the
Covenant is shown from Heaven during the seventh
trumpet, there will be no question as to whether
the Ten Commandments were abolished at the cross.
In fact, Jesus will show the Ark of the
Covenant to the whole world at an appointed
time because this covenant has not been changed
or abolished. The display of the Ark will confirm
the faith of the saints who accepted the demands
of Gods law through faith, and it will
condemn the faithless who refused to acknowledge
their Creator and His unilateral covenant.
Although this display will not change the minds
or hearts, it will be a great blessing to the
saints and a horrible omen for the wicked.
Jesus presented the Ten Commandments on Mt.
Sinai, His thunderous power was so great that the
Hebrews were afraid for their lives. (Exodus
20:19) The power accompanying the presentation of
the Ark of the Covenant at the seventh trumpet
will be even greater. Imagine this: A dazzling
Ark will be seen against a dark sky crisscrossed
with violent lightening and deafening thunder.
Even the ground shakes at this stunning display.
This presentation of Gods everlasting
covenant will be an awesome experience for the
people who are still alive at the time of the
seven last plagues.
Jesus Himself wrote the two tablets of stone
placed in the Ark of the Covenant. (Exodus 31:18,
34:1) This makes the covenant an original work.
Heavens temple does not have a copy
of the Ark and the Ten Commandments. There is one
original that was taken to Heaven for two
purposes. First, it will be shown to the world
during the seventh trumpet. Second, the Ark of
the Covenant will endure through eternity as a
witness that God is love. Nowhere is Gods
balance of mercy and justice better stated than
in the Ark of the Covenant.
this study on the seven trumpets of Revelation
has been lengthy because the topic is full of
crucial detail. By now, I hope it is clear why I
write that the book of Revelation will not make
sense without a proper understanding of the seven
trumpets. The seven trumpets enables Revelations
story to take place. To conclude this study, heres
a short review of the topics that we have
angels who stand before God were given seven
trumpets in the spring of 1994.
first four angels of the seven trumpets went out
to hurt Earth, but they were told to wait until
the 144,000 are sealed. (At this moment, we are
still waiting for the sealing of the 144,000 to
in the near future, a manmade worldwide crisis
(possibly a nuclear war) could occur, causing Gods
saints on Earth to pray for His intervention.
would favorably respond to the prayers of His
saints. The censer will be cast down and
corporate mercy will end. The wrath of God will
first four trumpets, which will occur over a
period of sixty days, will dwarf the manmade
crisis and entirely devastate Earth.
first four trumpets will be (1) a meteoric
firestorm that burns up a third of Earth, (2) an
asteroid impact on an ocean, (3) an asteroid
impact on a continent, and (4) darkness covering
the middle third of Earth. This darkness could be
caused by hundreds of simultaneous volcanic
eruptions. Twenty-five percent of Earths
population will die from the first four trumpets.
Notably wicked places all over the world will be
leaders, fearing Gods enormous anger and
even greater destruction, will convene to figure
out a way to appease Gods wrath.
leaders will embrace three lies. The first lie is
that everyone worships the same God,
although He is called by different names. The
second lie is that God would be pleased if the
nations used force (legislation) to limit sinful
behavior. Third, they will embrace the lie that
God must be honored and worshiped according to
majority rule within each nation.
firing a single bullet or going to war, Babylon
will form and will be given authority over the
nations. Because of fear and ignorance, political
leaders will humbly submit to the demands of
Babylon. The religious leaders of Babylon will
tell political leaders in each nation how to
proceed to appease God.
10. The pope will be
selected as the leader of Babylon. He will serve
as Babylons chief facilitator until Lucifer
establishes his theocracy during the sixth
11. Babylon will persecute
the 144,000 and those who embrace the gospel of
Jesus. The saints will be persecuted for
forty-two months. Persecution could begin on the
sixty-fourth day after the censer is cast down.
12. The advance of the
gospel will stall about 890 days into the Great
Tribulation. Everyone will have taken a position
on the gospel, but some wicked people will
abandon their position when they experience the
fifth and sixth trumpets.
13. The devil and his
angels will be released from the spirit realm
during the fifth trumpet. They will physically
appear before the people of Earth with a great
show of glory, signs, and wonders.
14. For five months, the
devil will masquerade, as Almighty God
and his demons will torture the non-religious
wicked group into submission.
15. At the end of the five
months, the sixth trumpet will sound and the
devil will abruptly change character. He will
become a stern-faced dictator. He will demand
that a theocracy be established and that all
religions and governments be abolished. He will
appoint ten kings (taskmasters) to oversee his
16. For purposes of rations
and administration, the devil will divide the
people into groups of 1,000. Four of his angels
will kill one-third of mankind. The result will
be 666 survivors and one lieutenant per unit of
1,000. The devil will require all survivors to
wear a tattoo showing the number 666 on their
right hands. The devils lieutenants will
also wear the devils name tattooed on their
foreheads, which will indicate their high rank in
the devils theocracy.
17. Counting from the day
the censer is cast down; the seventh trumpet will
sound on the 1,265th day. God will
display the Ark of the Covenant from Heaven on
this day. The righteous will be thrilled to see
the Ark because they have Gods law written
in their hearts and minds. The wicked on the
other hand, will tremble. They have refused to
honor Gods covenant and they are therefore
subjects of its curse. They will be condemned to
death because they have rejected love and
sacrifice and embraced selfishness and rebellion.
18. One thing will be come
very clear after the devil physically appears Man
was created as a lower order than the angels. We
are no match for the superior strength and
intelligence. The physical appearing of the devil
with 200,000,000 demons is designed to awaken the
wicked, if possible, to mans desperate need
of a Savior.
the beginning of this study, I wrote that God has
several important objectives for the seven
trumpets, which I hope you now understand. Here
is a list of seven objectives I am sure will be
Revelation of Jesus: The whole world will be
introduced to the reality of Jesus Christ. The
world will learn that Jesus is Sovereign. He is
our Creator, Savior, and God. All other gods are
Intercession of Jesus: The world will discover
that Gods wrath against Adam and Eve was
suspended by Jesus love for mankind. When
the censer is cast down, a great awakening will
occur because of Gods wrath.
Worship of Jesus: Babylon will attempt to appease
God through forced worship. This endeavor on mans
part will only make the voluntary worship of
Jesus better known and understood.
Law of Jesus: Babylon will make laws opposing the
law of God. This will make the Ten Commandments
(Gods covenant) more widely known than ever
Love of Jesus: Babylon will persecute the saints
and in so doing, their love for God and one
another will show the world how wonderful Gods
love is. In spite of persecution, Gods
people will be filled with peace and joy.
Character of Jesus: When the devil is released
from the Abyss, the world will see and experience
what an omnipotent sinner is like.
The man of lawlessness will do as he pleases.
This will give everyone a glimpse of what Jesus
is unlike. (I used the word omnipotent
because no one will be able to thwart or stop the
devil from doing as he wishes. At the present
time, many people think this is the way that God
Eternity with Jesus: Few
people presently understand the curse of sin. The
order of things that we face has been in place
for 6,000 years. The destruction of Earth, beyond
the point of recovery, will force people to
seriously consider their eternal destiny
either eternal life with Jesus or eternal
separation (death without Jesus.)