I have to admit, when I first heard that 750 people were massacred in the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion church complex in Aksum, Ethiopia – my first thoughts were disbelief, and wait a minute, isn’t that where people claim the Ark of the Covenant is kept? The Ethiopian Church has long claimed that the Ark is kept safe underneath their church. Graham Hancock and other researchers concur there is a significant chance the Ethiopians are correct and that the Ark – the one we may know best from the hit 1981 movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” – has really been kept in Aksum for thousands of years.
In one of my previous books, I wrote many years ago: “The Royal Chronicles of Ethiopia tell us that Prince Menelik was the son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon of Israel. Menelik was raised by Solomon after the queen left, and was educated by Temple priests until age 19, when (as the Ethiopian national epic, the Kebra-Nagast tells us) the Queen of Sheba died, and the Ethiopian court sent for Menelik to come to Ethiopia as king. Their story claims that Solomon made Menelik a replica of the Ark, as he would be too far from Jerusalem to worship at the Temple. But Menelik was concerned with the growing apostasy in Israel, and (allegedly) with the help of like-minded priests, switched the replica with the real Ark and took it to what he believed would be a safer location in Ethiopia.” As the Ark has never officially been found, perhaps it was moved to Ethiopia as many claim.
While the following scenario is mostly speculation, there aren’t many reasons that could justify dragging almost a thousand people out of a church a murdering them – but this did happen recently in Aksum, as Wikipedia and many other web sites can confirm. The people there were annihilated so completely that we don’t even know for sure what day the event took place, though an estimated range over three days in late December 2020 has been narrowed down by Belgian analysts as of a few days ago.
And this is no ordinary church where the killings wiped everyone out, it may be where the Ark of the Covenant has been kept. Could this holy artefact – which allegedly guarantees victory for whatever army carries it – be the real reason for the massacre? If the massacre wasn’t just retaliation against Christians – if the location was key and the purpose was to secretly obtain the Ark of the Covenant – why do so in the final days of 2020?
Some believe the Ark is needed to complete the Third Temple in Jerusalem. If this is the motivation for stealing it, perhaps we should be worried about the antichrist coming to power. Though I have no particular reason to assume we are at that point (mid-tribulation) it provides one of the best potential explanations for stealing the Ark.
Yet another reason could be to bring it into a very crucial battle against overwhelming odds. Just like I first learned in the Indiana Jones movies, Adolf Hitler really did believe ancient relics were important, and he really did send teams around the world to gather evidence and artefacts. The Nazis’ Ahnenerbe wasted plenty of time, effort and money from Peru to Tibet and they absolutely looked for the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant. Who else might want such things today?
Hollywood made us wonder what might have happened differently in WWII if Germany had access to something that offered a divine guarantee of victory on the battlefield (the Bible tells us the Jews believed this in 1 Samuel 4:1.) There are some who believe America is at the brink of civil war. Some expect an apocalyptic fight between good and evil. (Personally I hope America’s deep partisan divide is fixed not by civil war but by wise leadership. Time will soon tell if Joe Biden can heal the divide.) And the prospect of war is not limited to America; odds seem even higher that WWIII could start soon near Iran, Syria, Israel, China and Taiwan, and a host of other places. If any war must happen and those in charge believe the Ark will guarantee them victory, this is a possible explanation for recent events in Ethiopia.
The ark being stolen recently could also just be a baseless rumor, and if so it would not be the first time. In November 2014, there were rumors that the Ark had been stolen by commandos after the people guarding it have been gassed into unconsciousness. Unfortunately, this time the rumor has a very real body count behind it. Someone definitely felt it was necessary to wipe out every Christian in or near the church in Aksum, and it may have been because they want to take the Ark of the Covenant into battle soon.
What a terrible tragedy. Thanks for the information .
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The Arc is overestimated as a weapon.
Why Ethiopian Christians did not use it to defend themselves?
Why Israel won just a couple of battles thanks to the Arc?
Arc was supposedly a long-range communication device. Maybe someone passionately wants to contact gods, who don’t want to contact him, though.
The opinion of the Hebrews that the Ark guaranteed victory in battle, as shown in 1 Samuel, does not even clearly suggest they were right to believe this was the Ark’s purpose.
Somewhere else we are being told that we are in alliance with Arctic Nazis and have secret bases on Moon, on Mars and where not in Solar System
Why would we care for the Arc in such a case…?
Are we scrambling for an alleged alien gadget, the Arc, or are we the secret masters of the Solar System?
Those two things cannot be true at the same time.
I highly doubt the Nazis established any high tech bases in Antarctica or on the moon or on Mars. If they had technology for that they could have easily won WWII. But many Nazi scientists came to the US after the war. If they ever set up bases in such interesting locations it was probably after 1945 and with the full support of America and NASA. Stories about the Ark – rumors – are just as speculative.
As it is not clear what actually the ancient Israelis used the Arc for, the reason for its existence may be actually on the side of ‘god’. A spying device? A recording device ? A measurement device ? A beacon of some sort?
As for Arctic Nazis – another cover up of aliens; and the dream of omnipotence on the side of the not very potent government. Besides, if ‘gods’ can mask as angels, they can mask as Nazis too. You were afraid of angels then, you are afraid of Nazis today.
The Ark is most likely back in Jerusalem in a very safe location waiting for the rebuilt Jewish Temple to be built at the beginning of the Great Tribulation that may very well start in May of this year when CERN opens up the Bottomless Pit for exactly 3 1/2 years. The Temple can be built in short order, sacrifices started and the Antichrist will enter it at a later time and declare himself God after he is inhabited with the fallen angel Apollyon. Some claim a 7 year Tribulation period and this has to happen at the beginning of the 7 years, but nowhere in the Bible is there a mention of 7 years of Tribulation. Only 7 years of Jacobs Trouble with the first 3 1/2 years setting the stage (combining Jerusalem with Israel) and Trump making peace in the Middle East with the Antichrist “confirming” it at the beginning of the last 3 1/2 years. Some will claim the Peace Treaty is for 7 years and will be broken at the middle of the 7 years, but the Bible says it will be broken in the midst or middle. The midst of the 7 years or the midst of the last 3 1/2 years? It is my contention that the 7 year Jacobs Trouble started when Trump declared Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel on Dec. 6 2017 which is 3 1/2 years from May 2021, the date that CERN fires up to open the Pit. That is when Satan is given the Key to the Bottomless Pit. The Antichrist will “Confirm” a 7 year Treaty at this time and will break it halfway thru (midst) the 3 1/2 years of the Great Tribulation. Some will say “How can a 7 year Treaty be only 3 1/2 years? Remember, Jesus said that unless this Tribulation period (last 3 1/2 years) was cut short, no human would be saved. So this 7 year period is not a full 7 years, whether it starts at the beginning of 7 years or starts at the beginning of the last 3 1/2 years. Jesus also said that he will not return until the Antichrist is revealed, which is at the midpoint of the 7 years. Time is speeding up and the clues to all these mystery’s are increasing rapidly.
Here is a scenario that may sound like a wild pipe dream that could happen in the turbulent 48 hours ahead of us? Anything is possible and I mean anything. Gotta think outside the box. First thing is, what is the chance of having the most divisive yet loved by millions of God fearing people at this time in history who’s last name is Trump and whose time on earth when inaugurated on Jan 20 2017 was 7 years, 7 months and 7 days old? Gods number of completion. A statistical impossibility? Lets go to 1 Corinthians 15:52 “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last “trump”; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible ,and we shall be changed”. The word trump is used and then a trumpet is sounded. Now go to what Jesus says that He will not return until the Antichrist is revealed. Could it be that President Trump is the last Trump on Jan. 20 2021 and the Antichrist will be revealed in a very unusual way on that day? Biden is just a shill and he knows it and the plan all along was to get Biden on the Inaugural platform only to give it to Barack Hussein Obama who will be sworn in as the 6th and 8th King of Babylon. That will be a clear indication who the Antichrist is and at that time or soon after there is a taking away of the Bride of Christ. Some will mock and say that would be unlawful and would not stand. Unlawful? What has been happening the last 4 years? And with the 20,000 plus armed and loyal picked National Guards there, who is going to change what the “leftist people” wanted all along. The left will cry for joy! And we the saved conservative Christians will be missing and the Antichrist will have it all his way. To Rule the World! Just a thought.
Don’t want to spoil the game but what if Trump himself is the Antichrist (there may be more than one too)?
Like Antichrist, Trump was to deliver salvation but he failed to do it.
I bet Biden will become POTUS.
‘whose time on earth when inaugurated on Jan 20 2017 was 7 years, 7 months and 7 days old’
Trump was neither 7 nor 8 eight years old then: what I am missing here?
I don’t usually comment to the spiritually afflicted but when I do I say the words Julien the Apostate! Lol
It should be clear to any thinking person what the Trump’s role is: to deliver secession – in future.
So yes, we will hear from him yet.
Watcher, the number of completion is 8, not 7.
7 is a prime number. A prime number cannot refer to completion.
Off the top of my head – 2 completes a marriage, 3 completes a trinity, 7 completes a week, 13 completes the lunar months in a year….
I disagree Julian, the biblical number of completion is 7
David, the examples you provided are trivial (except Trinity) and based on putting another meaning under completion: for you, basically all numbers are numbers of completion as long as you can find a relevant phenomenon eg. 24 is the number of completion, because there are 24 hours in a day.
But you are right, 7 is the day when God rested and thus a number of completion, or of a pause.
I have in my mind that 8 is both the number of completion and infinity, which is mathematically correct since in mathematics limes (the end) is often infinity, for which a sign is the lying 8.
In this vein, the Apocalypse number of completion is 23, since it is the first number after Apocalypse ends. Apocalypse has 22 chapters, so 23 is like 7 (the day after) for Apocalypse.
23 is therefore the number of the future world, about which we know nothing, though. We can’t be even sure we won’t end like Mars: something tells me that Elon Musk is actually working on future terraforming of Earth, not Mars. Just in case, you know.
Well, maybe we will have 23 hours in a day, as Earth is spinning faster.
Wow! You HEE HAWS bite anything that looks like a carrot; never for once start thinking who was sculpting the carrot looking whatever, what is it covering? Intellectual fantasies just to mask insecurities due to vanity; enjoy getting screwed by manipulators.
I’ve never seen a less specific comment – I should add a “prove you’re not a robot” step to posting a comment