The Journal of HistoryFall 2009TABLE OF CONTENTS


Blood on the Mercy Seat
The Story of Ron Wyatt and the Blood of Jesus Christ
Special Report

By Eli James and Skip Baker

“After two days He will revive us. In the third day He will raise us up and we shall live in His sight.” - Hosea 6:2.

Introduction, by Skip Baker

The staggering news that the archeologist Ron Wyatt discovered the Ark of the Covenant in 1982 UNDER the exact spot where the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ was when He was crucified stark naked, and His own blood dripped down onto the Mercy Seat, exactly the way Daniel prophesied in the 9th chapter said it would, is just beyond mind blowing!

To think that “Israel” has kept this secret all these years proves it’s not a hoax. If it had been a hoax it would have been all over “the news” here in America and around the world, where the media is always looking for sensational stories!! Yet, here is the most sensational story in history, besides the Crucifixion itself! The most staggering information to come out in 2000 years, and they don’t tell us!

In 586 BC the prophet Jeremiah hid the Ark away in a cavity on Mount Zion, evidently not knowing that the Lamb of God would one day hang naked on a cross, just above where he had hid the Ark of the Covenant and the Mercy Seat. God’s Providence is so exact that when He says the blood of His Son will be sprinkled on the Mercy Seat, you can trust what YHWH (Yahweh) says.

Transcript of Ron Wyatt’s Discovery of the Blood on the Mercy Seat

It was back on January 6, 1982 when Ron Wyatt realized what he had found during the excavation of the Ark of the Covenant.

"I just went from stunned to more stunned I guess," he described. "When I started making the excavation I wasn't looking for the Ark of the Covenant. I had no idea or intent to be looking for the crucifixion site, so as I proceeded with the excavation and found this crucifixion site, it was a thrill and a happy set of circumstances, and I didn't make the connection with the blood on the mercy seat until I actually saw it."

He said the significance of the find took on a new meaning when he actually found the crack which extended from the Mercy Seat all the way up through solid rock to the location he had found above where the crucifixion took place.

Wyatt claimed that he was authorized to make his excavations by the Antiquities Department, but that bureaucrats within that agency insisted that his findings must be kept secret. He was told that Jewish extremists might view the discovery as a sign that it was time to rebuild the ancient Temple in Jerusalem. The Muslim Dome of the Rock now sits on the site that Jewish fundamentalists believe must one day be destroyed and a new Jewish temple built. Ron Wyatt was told that this would lead to violence – as has happened before over this particular site – and that this must be avoided at all costs. Wyatt, not understanding that the TRUE MOTIVATION of the Israelis is to utterly suppress this discovery, accepted this explanation and had cooperated with the Israelis up to his death in 1998!!!

Wyatt has made public a significant amount of his research and findings, but he has withheld certain documents and photographs to comply with the agreement he made with Israeli officials. His refusal to provide everything resulted in criticism from some.

The day after the death of Wyatt, one detractor sent an Email to WorldNetDaily saying, "The world has lost one of the most colorful charlatans of all time." He predicted that nothing will ever come of the discoveries and even claimed that Wyatt is not with God now because he must account for his lies.

Regarding such defamatory statements, Wyatt told World Net Daily,

"There's nothing can be done to prevent ridicule that I'm aware of. I don't think it would be appropriate to deny people the opportunity of using ridicule because I think that's part of showing their true character."

Wyatt said he did not believe the Jews will ever successfully rebuild the Temple because they would want to resume the practice of blood sacrifice within the Temple, something that he says God would not permit to happen.

"I believe that if they do set about to do a Temple thing, it will be part of Satan's deception," he added.

[Indeed, the New Testament states very clearly that Jesus was the LAST SACRIFICE. If the Jews were to build the “Third Temple,” Yahweh God would consider it “blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.” His wrath would certainly be brought down upon the Israelis for this blasphemy!!! It’s bad enough that the Jewish religion refuses to recognize Christ’s Messiahship and Atoning Sacrifice. Setting up the “Third Temple” for the purpose of reinstituting animal sacrifices would be nothing short of sacrilege. – Pastor Eli]

Wyatt said that when the Ark of the Covenant and the Temple furnishings were moved to the hidden chamber, that location became the Temple of the Lord, or the Holy of Holies. It remained untouched and undefiled so that Christ could complete his ultimate sacrifice.

He is confident they remain where he found them. He does not believe they have been secreted away. Regarding the political sensitivity of this astounding archeological find, Ron Wyatt had this to say:

"Let me say this, and this is a touchy point and I try to avoid it. There's some 14 to 16 individuals that have died because they have tried to in some way to manipulate this."

Ark Undefiled by Man or Satan

God made wonderful provisions for this Ark. No man could defile it; only the high priest could come nigh unto it, and even then, if he did not comply with God's requirements, he too would be struck dead. It remained the only place on earth that could receive Christ's Blood as the sin offering, for it was the only object on this planet that had not been defiled by man. God would not allow man to defile His earthly Throne, nor did He allow man to destroy the Tables of the Law beneath that Throne. The payment of every sin was made just above that eternal Law.

PSALM 89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

Perfect "justice" demands the death of the sinner. But perfect "mercy" provided a substitute for the truly repentant sinner.

PSALM 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

The mercy of God the Father, which could never have been seen without the existence of sin, is finally manifested for all mankind when He allowed His only begotten Son to die. The "truth" of His Law was covered with the Blood of His Son- and provided salvation for all mankind from the condemnation of that Law through the righteousness of Christ.

Christ's Blood Didn't Shatter the Tables of Stone

What does the discovery of the Ark of the Covenant mean today? What is the connection with what we have just discussed?

The Ark was built to hold the precious Law and above the Law was the Mercy Seat where God's Presence was manifested. The Perfect Law required perfect obedience; anything less demanded the death of the sinner. God's Presence and His Law are inseparable. No man can come nigh unto Him and live- except through Christ, Who shed His Blood on that very Mercy Seat, between God's perfect Law and God Himself. Christ's Blood didn't shatter those Tables of Stone. It shattered the chains which bound us to sin and death:

PSALM 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

"Mercy and truth" met together on that mercy seat. "From the earth" shall spring "Truth" when the Ark and the Tables of Stone can be revealed to all the earth.

[This is what the Israelis are trying to prevent - BECAUSE THE TWO TABLETS OF STONE ARE CONTAINED INSIDE OF THAT ARK! THE JEWS CANNOT ALLOW THIS INCREDIBLE FIND TO BE REVEALED, BECAUSE IT VERIFIES THAT JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD! This is proof that the rabbis of Judaism have been wrong about Jesus for the last 2,000 years! Judaism is the rejection of Christ. Ron Wyatt's story destroys Judaism's claims. - Eli]

And as we sit here today, our "Righteousness" is looking down from Heaven, as our great High Priest pleads His Blood on our behalf before His Father.

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Analysis by Pastor Eli James

Biblical scholarship today places the birth of Jesus Christ somewhere in 2 BC, with many believing that the actual date of birth being the Last Great Day of the Feast of Tabernacles that year, being September 29, 2 BC. This would place the date of Conception around December 25, 3 BC. The Gospel of Luke (3:23) tells us that He was “about thirty years of age” when He was baptized by John. After a 3-½ year ministry, He was crucified on April 3, 33 AD. At the moment of His death, darkness came over the land, and the earth shook, terrifying all of the inhabitants.

Matthew 27:51 tells us that the Temple Curtain and the rock were torn in half. Little did any of the people there realize that the Rock of Calvary split right beneath the Cross and that Christ’s blood ran down through the cleft and dripped directly onto the Mercy Seat of the Ark!!!

The discovery of the Blood on the Mercy Seat is preparing us for the fulfillment of Hosea's "after two days" prophecy:

“Come, let us return unto the LORD (Yahweh): for He hath torn [the Curtain and the Rock], and He will heal us; He hath smitten and He will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. (Hosea 6:1-3.)

What has this got to do with 2009? II Peter 3:8 tells us:

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

A day for Yahweh is a thousand years for us!

Jesus Christ was born of a virgin 2,000 years ago! “Two days” in God’s time! Guess what? It is now 2,000 years later; and this discovery of the Blood on the Mercy Seat has finally been made public!!! Only rumors of this discovery have circulated up until now, but the Israeli-imposed shroud of secrecy is now over!!!

There can be no doubt in our minds that on the Day of the Crucifixion, Yahweh arranged for His Son's blood to drip onto the Mercy Seat, which is exactly where the Levitical High Priest would have placed it, had he been able to do so on that day!!!

And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel. (Exodus 25:22.)

And thou shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee. (Exodus 30:6)

Now, after 2,000 years it has been revealed to us that Jesus Christ’s own Blood dripped onto the Mercy Seat on that fateful day, April 3, 33AD. What are the odds of such thing happening by chance? My spiritual calculator says that the odds are sixty kajillion to one!!! (I’ll leave the actual calculation to a statistical analyst!! (Grin!))

But this discovery was made in 1982!!! The entire world of Christianity has a vested interest in this knowledge. Yet, it has been kept from us by the Israeli authorities!!! Wouldn’t the Catholic Church, whose doctrine stresses the Virgin Birth, be intensely interested in this discovery? Is the Catholic Church ignorant of this discovery as well? Or are they helping the Israelis to cover it up?

Editor's note: Of course, the Catholic Church would keep this wonderful news covered up. It was created by Judaism. Read Alexander Hyslop's The Two Babylons.

Whatever the case may be, it is now UP TO US to make this information AVAILABLE WORLD-WIDE.

Here’s My Plan!!

Since I expect no cooperation from the various clergies around the world, especially not from the rabbis of Judaism, for whom this discovery is a major doctrinal embarrassment, it is UP TO US, the Christian Laity, His Flock, to make this knowledge available to all the world!!!

Yahweh has provided us with a thing called THE INTERNET. And there is no way that any government, or even Satan himself, can stop us from shouting this knowledge from the housetops:


So, it is UP TO YOU, Dear Christian, to take this newsletter and forward it to all of your friends, associates and relations. LET THE COVER-UP EXPLODE INTO WORLD-WIDE ACKNOWLEDGMENT!

The time is now to act, before they can shut down the Internet, which is what the Beast would do, if he could!


Take this information, which is now in your hands, and call all of your friends, especially those who do not have the internet, and invite them to your home to watch the videos that we have made available. Especially this ten minute video:

Watch this video yourself, and if you are just as moved as Skip Baker, I and others have been moved by this information, you will not hesitate to call all your friends and invite them over to your house for a Christian Coffee Klatsch. Let them watch the video and make up their own minds whether this explosive information is meaningful to them or not. Pick a night to have them over and watch this video together.

DO NOT WAIT TO TELL YOUR MINISTER ABOUT THIS. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL SATURDAY OR SUNDAY! Do it sooner, not later. HELP US TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH THE WORLD! The Christian world is counting on you to spread the word!!

More information is available at Ron Wyatt’s website:

Transcript of Ron Wyatt from “Zedekiah’s Cave”

These words came out of Ron Wyatt’s mouth, but he did not speak them:

“That’s Jeremiah’s grotto and the Ark of the Covenant is in there!”

But after making the great discovery that lay buried under Calvary for nearly two thousand years, the Israeli authorities told Ron to keep the discovery of the Ark secret, the reason being the enormous religious and political problems this discovery could create for Israel, which is already a fragile and explosive community, to say the least. They feared the possible violent reaction of some of the more extreme Jews if they learned that the Ark of the Covenant (the Scriptural residing place of the great “I AM” on earth) had been found. In previous times the struggle for the Temple Mount has created some bloody confrontations.

Zedekiah’s Cave, which extends 230 meters into Mount Moriah, was at one point in time used as a stone quarry. This cave is located between the Temple Mount and Golgotha’s escarpment, so could well be a possible link.

When the Frenchman, Charles Clermont-Ganneau in the late 19th Century mapped out Zedekiah’s cave, he drew sketches, maps and diagrams of almost every detail in the enormous quarry. One of the discoveries he made, was a cherub engraved on a pillar. It had a lion’s body, a pair of wings and the head of a man with ancient head-dress. Clermont-Ganneau removed the cherub, which he sent to the Palestine Exploration Fund in London. It looked like a cherub from the Israelite Palace in Samaria. The style is dated to approximately the 7th century BC, when Ten Northern Tribes of the House of Israel were under the military control of Assyria. This was before the Babylonians took Jerusalem, and coincided with the time the temple furniture was hidden.

With this connection in mind it is interesting to look again at a quotation from 2 Maccabees. Here we are told Jeremiah and his men who hid the temple furniture in the cave, ‘The place shall remain unknown,’ he said, ‘until God finally gathers His people together and shows mercy to them.’” It is possible that the engraved cherub, which was found so close to the blocked entrance, is the mark that was made by Jeremiah’s men.

Ron was sitting close to the place they had found the niches and the cross holes. The man that had made Ron’s task so difficult was only sitting a few metres away, eating lunch under the shade of a large bush. The ground level where they were now sitting was many metres lower than the surrounding area. Suddenly Ron heard a voice behind him saying, “God bless you in what you are doing here.” Ron swung around. At the top of a staircase stood a tall, slim man with dark hair. He was wearing a long white robe and head covering similar to those worn in biblical times. Ron had not told anyone what he was “doing,” and he wondered who this man was. He had a strange feeling that this man knew everything about him, and what he was doing. Ron tried to find out who this stranger was, and tried to make polite conversation. “Are you from this area?” he asked. “No,” was the simple reply, and then silence. “Are you a tourist?” Ron asked. “No.” Silence again. Ron did not know what more he could say, so he just sat there and looked into the friendly face. Then the man said, “I am on my way from South Africa to the New Jerusalem.” And he repeated his words, “God bless you in what you are doing here.” Then he turned and walked away.

Because he was sitting under the bush, Ron’s uninvited guest had not seen this man dressed in white, but he had heard the whole conversation. He exclaimed, “Ron, do you think we have been talking with an angel?” “At least,” replied Ron; for he was left with the impression that it could have been Jesus Christ Himself.

Even though Ron could not describe it exactly, the wall behind the Ark looked like crystal and radiated the colors of the rainbow. While he was looking at this, he suddenly realized he was not alone. Ron could feel the presence of angels. There were four young men with him in the cave, but they did not resemble how angels are popularly portrayed. All were dressed completely ordinarily. Ron stood frozen for several minutes, not moving or talking. He wondered what they were doing there and why they were there, but he found himself unable to speak.

One of the angels stepped forward and began to speak to Ron. They told Ron that they were the four angels (cherubim), assigned to guard the Ark since its fabrication. Ron approached the Ark, and was instructed to remove the Tables of Stone from the Ark, and the angel placed them in a niche in the wall, and proceeded to inform Ron of various important matters. The Tables of Stone were not going to be put on public display until after a law would be passed, that would eventually spread throughout the entire world. A law that would force everyone to receive “the mark of the beast.”

Before Ron set up his video camera to begin taping, he withdrew the Tables of Stone from the Ark of the Covenant. Having documented these items on video, he took his camera and the video tape and left the cave through the original entrance. By following this tunnel he found his way out of the cave system and onto the street. He hurried to his hotel room and checked the footage. The Ark, the angels and the Tables of Stone were all clearly visible and Ron was delighted it had turned out so clearly. But Ron’s happiness suddenly turned as he remembered what the angel had said. This was not going to be shown before “the mark of the beast” law was passed. Ron knew the nature of the law he was referring to, and knew the meaning behind the angel’s words. What was he going to do with the video tape until this time? Where would it be safe?

Ron, not knowing what to do, decided to return to the chamber and ask the angel what he should do with the video tape. When he entered the chamber, Ron told the angel that he did not have a place adequately safe to keep the video tape. The angel took the video from Ron’s hand and placed it by the Tables of Stone, which were still standing on the niche. By the late 1990s, Ron was nearing his seventies. He was tiring with all the pressures of his work as well as battling cancer. Still he persisted, working hard, and doing whatever he could to help people spread the message that these discoveries had for the world, and the message of the living Christ. On August 4th, 1999, Ron Wyatt died of cancer in Tennessee, USA.


Ron again tells the story to an audience in Zedekiah’s Cave, “After I had been in there [the cave with the Ark of the Covenant] three times, the fourth time I came in, there were four young men standing in there, that if I had met them on the street I would have seen no difference between them and anybody else. One of them said, “We’re the angels that have been assigned to the Ark of the Covenant, and we’ll tell you what God wants done with this, and we’ll help you do what He wants done with this.” They wanted me to take a sample of the blood and have it analyzed. All I had with me was a film cartridge, a camera and a pull tab from a Coke Cola can. So I took this pull tab and straightened it out to make a little bit of a scoop with it, and I collected about 3⁄4 of that little canister full of this dried blood. We had this analyzed. We put an amount of this blood in some normal saline at body temperature, and we swirled this gently for 72 hours. And this was part of the instructions I got from the angel. When we put this in a growth medium for another 72 hours and put it under a microscope the white blood cells were dividing. We were able to get a chromosome count.

There were 24 chromosomes. 23 Christ got from Mary. He got one which was the sex-determinant, or the y from His heavenly Father for a total of 24. All of us have 46. We get 23 from our mother and 23 from our father. Now this blood folks was still alive after almost 2000 years. The people that did the test thought I had pulled a fast one of some kind on them. Never in their lives had they ever seen any dried blood that was still alive. There’s a Scripture text talking about Christ. It’s in Psalms, it says, “You will not leave my soul in hell, and neither will you let my body see corruption. So after almost 2000 years, Christ’s blood was very much alive, and still is. So the Spirit, the blood and the water are bearing witness on earth.”

(Ron Wyatt, Zedekiah’s Cave. November 1996)

Final Note from Pastor Eli James

Skip Baker and I are working on a new website, which will be devoted to publicizing the Blood on the Mercy Seat. It will be called the THIRD DAY MINISTRY.

As soon as that website is operational, we will publicize the address. The site will be devoted to spreading this story to the world, with updates as more information becomes available.


In the Name of Our Lord, Savior and King, Jesus Christ,





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