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Sermon by Ron Wyatt

Feb 13, 1999

June 09, 2005
Feb. 13, 1999
Sabbath a.m. & p.m.
Happy Sabbath to all of you. Thanks for coming out to spend some time together in the
presence of the Lord.
Back approximately 400 years before Christ came to this earth as the Lamb of God, God
gave a message to one of His prophets and told him to go to a great and wicked city and
tell the inhabitants of that city that after 40 days that the city would be destroyed. The
prophet did not want to go on that assignment, so he fled, and you remember the story of
Jonah. Finally he ended up giving that message - and with great power and persuasion.
Now, there's some that think the Holy Spirit is only a New Testament phenomenon - a
new covenant phenomenon. That is not the case. When David had sinned grievously
against the Lord and Bathsheba and her husband, he asked that God not take His Holy
Spirit from him. The Holy Spirit was certainly at work back there and I believe that it
was certainly at work through the words of Jonah to the inhabitants of this city. The city
was not destroyed. And Jonah, bless his heart, he was disappointed. It's hard to
imagine someone who really wanted to see all those people burned up and destroyed.
Somehow or the other he spoke the words of the Lord but he didn't have the heart of
compassion that God has towards His erring creatures.
Back in the 1860's in a little church in Otsego Michigan (I was a member there, for a bit) a
young lady called to the office of a prophet said to the people that were sitting out in the
wooden pews in front of her, "Many of you will be food for worms, but many of you
will be alive at the coming of the Lord." All those people are dead and probably became
food for worms. And today we have those who would point to her and say she was a
false prophet. Was Jonah a false prophet? He was not!
In Eze. 33:11 God makes it very clear that He receives no pleasure from the death of the
wicked. If you and I find it in our heart to enjoy the prospect of people being lost,
eternally separated from God, then regardless of what we may believe about ourselves we
do not know God. He has poured out all of heaven that we and others might have an
opportunity to have eternal life! And we need to reflect that kind of love - in our actions
and in our words.
There are some things that were happening in the late 1800's that a lot of people are
unaware of - I was unaware of. In the 12th verse there it says that the righteous will not be
saved in the day that they start doing wickedly and neither shall the wicked be destroyed

in the day that they change and become righteous. Well, the city of Nineveh repented
and they qualified for the mercy of God as outlined here. Jonah was NOT a false
prophet! God did not change His mind or alter the word that had gone out of His mouth,
because the provision for mercy for those that turned from their sin and did that which
was righteous was laid before Jonah was sent out there with that message.
The group that Sr. White was speaking to that day in the 1860's in Otsego Michigan were
following the Lord and the words of admonition by His prophet. But in 1888 God sent
two young men to His church with a message that if it had been accepted Christ would
have come way before this time and those people sitting there, many of them, WOULD
have been alive at the coming of the Lord. But that message was rejected. The righteous
turned from doing that which was right and did that which was evil in His sight and so the
blessing that could have been theirs was delayed.
Now, personally, I don't feel any real grief over the fact that Christ did NOT come in the
1800's or the 19th century, because had that happened you and I would not have been
participants, folks, in the grace and mercy of God or in the New Jerusalem or the earth
made new. So I'm actually grateful that things happened the way they did. That may be
a sorry thing to say but it's an honest thing.
When we began excavating for the Ark of the Covenant outside of Jerusalem, as we
excavated down the cliff face, and found the cut-outs where the posters had been placed
giving the name and the accusation of those who were crucified in Jerusalem (and it didn't
only happen to Christ - that was the custom in those days - the name and what he was
accused of was put up in three languages that were used in Jerusalem) and as we went on
down and found the cross hole and realized that that was the very place that Christ had
given His life for us, it was a stunning realization!

It was also the place of stoning. Just to the left as you face that escarpment, to the left of
the cross hole, were great piles of stones - about all a person could take in their hand and
throw with any force. Among this pile of stones were finger-bones, where they had been
smashed off - severed - when the people stoned the victims there. I don't know whether
any of those bones belonged to Stephen or not but I'm quite certain that
that was the place where he was stoned.


I noticed something else. Someone had been excavating approximately 100 years before!
In the late 1880's or 90's General Gordon was sitting in the house of a family that had
moved to Jerusalem and this house was right up even with and even above the northern
wall of the city. And as he looked out to the North he saw this strange formation in the
rocks that resembled a skull and he recalled the statements in the Bible about Jesus Christ
being crucified at the "place of the skull", and he became convinced that that quite likely

was the crucifixion site. He rounded up a bunch of workers and went to work
excavating down that escarpment. And he was within approximately 10 feet of an
opening into the cave system (not the very chamber, but the cave system) where we found
the Ark of the Covenant almost 100 years later! He was called off to war and died at the
battle of Khartoum and no more work was done on this excavation until God put it in our
heart to begin to excavate there.
The point that I would like to make, and I can tell by the expression on your faces here
that you've seen it - you've figured it out - everything was set, folks. The tables of stone
would have come out at that time as a "witness to the world against the idolatrous
sabbath" [1 B.C. p.1109] that had been substituted for the true Sabbath!
EVERYTHING WAS IN PLACE to finish the work then! Mrs. White was NOT a false
prophet! The people that should have been listening failed to accept the message of
Righteousness by Faith.
And it's not a complicated matter, folks. The Bible asks the question, it says "Can the
Ethiopian change his color or the leopard his spots?" It says, "Neither can you do good
who are accustomed to do evil." It says, "It's not in man that walketh to direct his
steps." You and I do not have the force of will, the character, to decide that we will
serve the Lord and to DO it, on our own. That is not within us. Many people today
are traveling under the sparks of their own creation and they think that they are something
special. That's sad! Hope that they'll be converted someday and that God can use them.
Folks, God is not going to delay His Son's coming to this planet again!
Sr. White says that God will take this work into His own hands and finish it. She says
the workers will be surprised by the SIMPLE means that God will use to finish His work.
The SIMPLEST way of teaching people is "show and tell". But it's the most
effective. And God has brought out of His treasure house marvelous revelations that
prove that the Bible is true, divinely inspired and historically accurate, to give us a
renewal of our own faith and to give us tools with which to work on behalf of others that
are most effective.
As you know, God has given me the privilege of locating and documenting all these
things. All right. The reason he allowed ME to do that was, nobody is tempted to
believe that Ron Wyatt is CLEVER enough to have found all this on his own! And
should they be in doubt, I would be delighted to point that fact out to them. These
things were not revealed by human cleverness, but by the hand of God! He HAS taken
His work into His own hands and it WILL BE FINISHED with or without our
participation! He would prefer that it was WITH our participation. Mrs. White says

that the angels will finish the work that man could have had the privilege of
accomplishing had they been faithful. I don't know about you, but I have a great deal of
confidence in something that angels do. I don't dare reflect, for long, on WHY God
allowed me this honor and privilege. But there's one thing that I am extremely grateful
for and that is that His angels are participating in doing this. And He's been kind
enough to have them speak to me on occasion, with very clear instructions as to what I
was to do. I'm not clever enough to make those decisions, folks! People's eternal lives
are too important and too valuable for me to use MY opinion on how things should be
done. And I refuse to do anything without I know it's the direct will of God.
Now, you have probably had it called to your attention that none of the Pharisees, the
Sadducees, and the lawyers and the scribes approve of what we are doing. The amazing
thing is that it's the exact number that approved of what Christ was doing when He was
here on earth! No one supported His ministry, when He was alive. Two of them did
I'd like to share with you something Sr. White said. She wrote this in 1888. It had to
do with Jones and Waggoner's message to the flock of Righteousness by Faith, but it also
has an application in our time. It says: "There is to be in the churches a wonderful
manifestation of the power of God, but it will not move upon those who have not
humbled themselves before the Lord, and opened the door of their heart by
confession and repentance. In the manifestation of that power which lightens the
earth with the glory of God, they will see only something which in their blindness
they think dangerous, something which will arouse their fears, and they will brace
themselves to resist it. Because the Lord does not work according to their
expectations and ideal, they will oppose the work."
I found the blood of Christ, Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God, upon the mercy seat
of the ark of the covenant, the earthly throne of God. And it was quite obvious that that
blood fell upon the mercy seat on the Passover. The learned Doctors of the Law have
spoken and declared that that's impossible, because in the old system of sacrifices the
blood of the animals representing the blood of Christ was sprinkled on the mercy seat on
the Day of Atonement. Paul says Christ died once, and that satisfied ALL of the
types and shadows. The Passover was the first occasion in the Jewish year when the
blood, Christ's blood represented by the blood of the lamb, was sprinkled -- over the
doorposts and over the homes of the Israelites in Egypt, and I guess there were probably a
few Egyptians that did that just to be safe. The Destroying Angel passed over them. It
was on that occasion that Christ died and His blood was sprinkled on the mercy seat of the
Ark of the Covenant.
But here it says, "Because the Lord does not work according to their expectations and
ideal, they will oppose the work. 'Why,' they say, 'should we not know the Spirit of
God, when we have been in the work so many years?' Because they did not respond

to the warnings, the entreaties, of the messages of God, but persistently said, 'I am
rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing.' "Talent, long experience,
will not make men channels of light unless they place themselves under the bright
beams of the Sun of Righteousness, and are called, and chosen, and prepared by the
endowment of the Holy Spirit. When men who handle sacred things will humble
themselves under the mighty hand of God, the Lord will lift them up. He will make
them men of discernment--men rich in the grace of His Spirit. Their strong, selfish
traits of character and their stubbornness will be seen in the light shining from the
Light of the world. 'I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick
out of his place, except thou repent.' If you seek the Lord with all your heart, He will
be found of you." (Maranatha 219; R&H 12-23-90; 1888 Materials 765; Last Day
Events 209)
You folks have had a taste of what men who believe that they are led of God but who, in
fact, are led by Satan will do to people who refuse to submit to their ASSUMED
authority. Christ made it quite clear that there were not to be any masters over the
believers, but everyone was to be a servant, and those who served most, would be the ones
that would be the most honored. Sr. White began to point out many years ago the
problems that would come by a centralization of the authority of the church. She was
asked to go to Australia and New Zealand and be a missionary. Meanwhile back in Battle
Creek, and later on over in Tacoma Park and now in Silver Springs Maryland, things have
gone exactly as God said they would through His prophet.
Very recently the GC President was forced to resign. Some years back he and one of
the vice-presidents were caught paying their wives salaries for non-existent jobs, out of
the worthy-student fund. When people are elected to offices of the church by a popular
vote there's only one result that can come about and that is spiritual death, because it's
popular to preach smooth things.
Now, I have a personal experience regarding the "new theology". Some years back I
lived in Nashville Tennessee. My dad, who is about 88 years old now, he always went
to camp meeting. He'd get himself one of those tents and he'd stay there - get up early
and go to the early morning services and, you know, he loved to do that. Well, I was
aware that camp meeting was going on, but I had other obligations, so I couldn't go. I
was quite busy with one of those other obligations and I got this very strong impression to
go to camp meeting and look my father up and talk with him. And I thought, "Well,
maybe it's something I ate!" But the impression wouldn't go away. So I dropped
everything, got in my car, drove down there, went to the locations office, found out what
tent he was staying in and went there. And sure enough, he wasn't there! So I left a
note and was on the way back to my car and I met him, walking towards the tent. And
so after the "Hello's" and that, I said, "Dad, what do you think about camp meeting this

year?" He said, "Well, it's the most wonderful camp meeting that I have ever attended in
all my life!" And I said, "Well, what in particular happened that makes you say that?"
He said, "Well, Elder Folkenberg spoke last night and he taught us something that was
SUCH a relief that I just feel like I've been let out of prison!" I said, "Well, what was
that Dad?" And he said, "Well, he taught us that we can't be perfect and God doesn't
expect us to be perfect and all that will be taken care of when Christ comes." And I
said, "Well, did he give you any scripture references on that?" And he said, "Oh yeah!
He referred to Noah, who got drunk after he came through the flood and the Bible says
that he was a righteous man in his generation. And then he told us about Abraham, who
lied about Sarah being his sister, and He was a friend of God. And then he told us about
David, who stole Uriah the Hittite's wife and then arranged for him to get killed in battle,
and David was a man after God's own heart." And I looked at my dad and I said,
Dad...WHO is our example??" I could see the thinking process going to work there and I
saw him get this startled expression on his face. He said, "Jesus is our example...." I
didn't have to say any more.
But friends, I wonder what would have happened had the Lord not impressed me to go
there and have that conversation, because Dad would have gone back home and shared
that "wonderful message" with everybody. And human nature is such that once we say
something we are quite unlikely to admit that we were mistaken. My dad falls into that
category. Jesus is not going to wave the magic wand because, you see, He is no respecter
of persons. If He waved the magic wand over those who call upon His name but do not
allow Him to bring about the transformation of their character that is demanded - if He
waved a magic wand over them, He'd have to wave it over the devil and his angels and all
of their followers, otherwise He would be a respecter of persons. "Be ye perfect even as
your Father which is in heaven is perfect." "Now are we the sons of God, but it doth
not yet appear what we shall be, but when we see Him WE WILL BE LIKE HIM,
for we will see Him as He is."
The Bible has all the admonition that we need to be saved. And God in His mercy has
sent us additional information and, shall we say, expansion on the principles of Scripture
to help in applying them to our own situation in this point in history, through His
prophet. Amos 3:7 "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his
secret unto his servants the prophets." The Old Testament is full of prophets. The
New Testament is full of prophets. Christ personally said of John the Baptist, He says,
"To them who will receive it, this was Elias." Well, folks, the Bible said that Elijah
would come before the great and terrible day of God Almighty and would turn the hearts
of the fathers to the children and the children to the fathers. To them that will receive it,
Mrs. White was Elijah the Prophet.
That was the Elijah message for this time because, dear friends, the great and terrible day
of God is upon us! And it should be a cause for rejoicing, but it should be a cause for
conviction about those around us who are not under the shield of God's mercy. The
Jews set about keeping all of the blessings of God to themselves. They were to have
been a light to the nations so that every one coming and going through that hub of ancient

civilization would have come to know God, His law, His Justice, His Righteousness, His
Mercy. But they kept it to themselves. And they lost it. Today God's people are
doing exactly the same thing.
When I became convinced that the Bible was indeed the word of God I started praying,
"Lord, save me. I don't want to burn in hell. I don't want my parents to burn in
hell." And there were a few other special people that I didn't want to burn in hell.
And that was about it. Nothing worked! I had the most horrible time trying to live a
Christian life that I've ever heard of. Maybe other people have had the same
experience. It's not something you want to talk about. Paul kind of expressed this
when he said, "the things that I would not, them I do, and the things that I would do, I
don't get 'em done." That pretty well summed up my experience. And then I prayed
and asked the Lord to help me out of this dilemma, out of this mess, and I was impressed
to ask that He lay upon me a burden for souls. You see, God's blessings must be asked for,
otherwise we don't appreciate 'em, we don't recognize them. So I prayed and asked for a
burden for souls. And He laid it upon me. I no longer just pray for my family, friends
and myself. I still pray for myself and my friends, but I said, "Lord, do whatever is
necessary in my life so that you can use me in some way to help others to come to know
you and your Son that died for them, so that they can rejoice in your salvation."
This afternoon after the lunch break I'll share some stories about angels. God's angels
are more at work today than they were during the apostolic evangelism of the world.
And you remember they were quite active. One let Peter out of prison. One told
Phillip to go down and hitch a ride on the road to the Gaza area. Of course, the Spirit,
after the Ethiopian eunuch was baptized, carried Phillip back and set him down
somewhere where there was another job for him to do. Wouldn't that be wonderful? We
don't need to have to fret and worry about what the will of God is. Folks, first of all we
need to know what the Words of Life are. You should be able to give a reason for the
hope that is within you to them that ask. Now, I've heard a lot of people answer a
question like that, you know, "What do I need to do to get to heaven?" And they'll say,
"Well, you need to join my church. If you don't join my church you're going right
straight to hell." I've never seen anybody rush down and join up after having that
answer. We're supposed to give a REASON, in kindness and humility. And, see, God
used a line of reasoning to persuade us of His truth. And that's what we are to share
with people. We are to open the Scriptures.
The Holy Spirit had already arranged so that the Ethiopian eunuch had opened the
Scriptures himself. They were open when Philip caught the ride with him. But we are to
give a reason to these people that ask questions. It takes a little longer, but Christ died for
those folks. They deserve a little more time if it takes it. What are the Words of Life?
Genesis, chapter one, verse 26, "God said, let us make man in our own image after our
likeness." And it says, if you read on through the first chapters of Genesis, it says, "and
He created man, male and female created He them." And, you see, they were

harmless. And it talks about a garden that God planted in the Eastern portion of Eden.
And then there was the Tree of Life and the other fruits. And God said, "But of the tree
of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou
eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." Satan asked Eve, he said, "Did God say you
shouldn't eat that fruit?" And she said, "Yes. He said that we should neither eat it
nor touch it." God didn't SAY "nor touch it".
Folks, we need to know EXACTLY what God says! She misquoted him there and put
herself at a great disadvantage. Now, I wasn't there, but what she opened herself up to
was the possibility that the serpent, controlled by Satan, could have flipped a piece of that
fruit at her at a velocity and direction that she couldn't get out of the way of and it hit
her. Again, I don't know that that's what happened. But it opened up that
possibility. And then he could say, "Well, you've touched it and you're not
dead." Sr. White says that he pointed out to her that they had already eaten of the fruit
of the tree of life and couldn't die. But anyway, she ate the fruit. Adam ate the fruit
because he didn't want to lose Eve. And God put angels there to guard the way of the
Tree of Life.
Now, it's nice to talk to you folks because you know that we are not immortal. When
I'm speaking in public I have to, shall we say, share a few verses that indicate our
mortality, and that the way God extends immortality to us is by giving us access to the
Tree of Life and to the water of the River of Life. We have sinned, and we have been
separated from the gift of God through which He provides immortality to His creatures.
There's only going to be a select FEW that are given access to that fruit again.
Revelation the 22nd chapter, the 14th verse, "Blessed are they that do his
commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in
through the gates into the city." Only those who are found keeping the
commandments of God, those who through prayer to the Father in the name and blood of
His Son have asked, can receive the blotting out of their sins, because their sins have gone
beforehand to Judgment and when their name is reviewed in the Investigative Judgment
there's no sins there - they're all blotted out.
Folks that's not something we can do. We can not keep God's commandments in our
own strength. We must ask of the Father in the name and blood of His Son that He
restore us to His likeness. Man sinned, and God already said, "In the day that you eat
thereof you will surely die." Adam lived to be 900 and some years old. He didn't
live to be 1000 years old. With God a day is a thousand years. There's 7 days in
God's time set aside for the finishing of the rebellion and the restoration of this planet.
With us it's 7000 years. Now it says the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is
eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. And it says that death has passed upon all for
all have sinned. But "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Those are the words of life, dear friends!! The world is full of lost souls out there. It's

part of human nature to condemn, to vilify and try to convince people that we're better
than they are. If we get to know God we will not be condemning to those around us. We
will be found offering them something better than what they have.
When I first went to a Seventh Day Adventist church I was SWARMED upon! Have you
ever seen a June bug? Or maybe you don't have them here. But they fall out of the
sky in the midst of a bunch of chickens. All of them - they GO for it! Well, that's
what happened to me. And I had people telling me I could not eat ice cream, I could not
--- you know, I mean they just laid all of these "can't do's" on me! I felt like I'd been run
over by a truck! Folks, share the "CAN-do's" with people! You see, for they have
been invited to go to a loving Heavenly Father and ask for forgiveness and restoration to
His likeness, so that they can have access to the fruit of the Tree of Life and the water of
the River of Life. Show them by your kind attitude and actions and words that there's
something better than what the world has to offer.
Although the church leadership has condemned these discoveries, and actively try to
influence people not to come and look at them, they are spreading all over the world like
wild-fire! Even among Adventist missionaries. We got a call from a Doctor in Brazil
and he said, "Bro. Ron", he said, "you have no idea what an impact that video is having on
the natives that we have to work with." He says, "We are baptizing more people into the
church than are being baptized by all the other evangelistic methods and missionary
operations put together."
Now, if you haven't figured out by now that this isn't Ron Wyatt's "stuff", I'll make it real
clear to you that this is GOD's "stuff"!!! There was somebody once said that "Ron Wyatt
is either the greatest archaeologist that ever lived or the greatest liar that ever lived". I
would like to offer a third option. "Ron Wyatt is a simple pick and shovel man, for
the greatest Archaeologist that ever lived!!!" These things are ours to use, folks.
And I'll say one more thing and then we'll stop so you can have some lunch.
I was in an Adventist church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The pastor who invited me
out there was risking his pay check. You see, those whose signature was required on his
pay check had made it known that I was not to be allowed in the churches. Anyway, this
fellow warned me about a Doctor that would be in the audience. He said, "He comes to
all of our meetings and everything, and he always tries to embarrass and humiliate
the speaker." Now, I always give people an opportunity to ask questions, because
that's how I know what God wants me to explain to people. I don't know who's out

there or where they come from, but He does. And that's what I wanted to do at that
meeting. But he said, "If you do that this man will trash you." He said, "You need to
have them write their questions and you pick the ones you want to answer." And I said,
"Well, if I can't answer their questions I don't have any business being up there to start
So anyway, the questions and answers had proceeded on for a bit and then this man stood
up and he said, "Well, Mr. Wyatt, you have wasted 2 hours of our time and your precious
time." He said, "You see, we all believe all these things happened. I mean, so what
do we need this for?" Well, the pastor had told me that this man was a pediatric neurovascular surgeon. Well, I put people to sleep for surgery while these kinds of men operate
on them - in his case, children. So I said, "Sir, I understand you are a pediatric neurovascular surgeon." He kind of rocked back on his heels and strutted a little bit there - a
little body language - and he said, "That's right." And I said, "Well, I'm very impressed.
There's only 8 of 'em in the U.S." And I told him that I was an anesthetist and then I
said, "Sir, the day that you go into an emergency room or into the sick room in a hospital
and instead of writing down an order, 'Prepare this patient for surgery', you lay your hand
on them and you ask the heavenly Father in the name and blood of His Son to heal that
child and He does it", I said, "then you come back and tell me you don't need this
stuff." I didn't know what his reaction would be..... He dropped his head and he
said, "You're right. I'm sorry!"
Folks, God doesn't give us things we don't need! I hear people say that "Satan can
deceive others, but he can't deceive me." Bless their poor, lost souls! He's already
deceived them and gone on to someone who's a bigger challenge. And there's many of
those kinds of people among the Seventh-day Adventists, because like the Jews, you see,
we have been entrusted with the words of life. But that doesn't make us any better than
anybody else. It should make us more humble and more grateful and, through the power
and Spirit of God, instruments in His hands for the saving of souls. We should pray that
God forgive our sins, restore us to His likeness and do whatever is necessary in our lives
so that He can use us to help save others.
[Closing prayer] "Heavenly Father, we thank you that you love us. We don't understand
the 'why'. We thank you for Jesus who was willing to volunteer to die for us that we
might be restored to your likeness and have eternal life with you. We ask that you will
bless every one in this house today as only you are wise and powerful and loving enough
to do. And we ask that you will not allow anyone to be lost that you can use any of us
here to help them in some manner to come to you in the name and blood of your Son and
be saved. In Jesus' name and by His blood we pray, Amen."


[He gave out some sheets of paper with scripture texts on them, about which he said:]
Some scripture texts that I know that God wants us to have and to be specially aware of at
this time. Feel free to make copies of them and pass them along. Because when we
asked God to help us find and document everything that He wanted found and
documented, we first asked Him to help us know what He wanted said about them.
because it's no good to have people's attention if you don't know what to tell them when
you get their attention. And these are the things that God wants us to tell. Now there's
a great work to be done on this Earth and it WILL be finished this time. There's not
going to be any more delay. The angels of God WILL finish the work. Parts of it they
will finish because we have failed in our responsibility and part of it they will help us
with. And that's what I would like to talk about for just a few minutes here.
When we were excavating in Israel for the Ark of the Covenant a lot of people would
come by. We were just about a block and a half up the street from the Rockefeller
museum which is where all the offices of the Israeli Antiquities Department are located.
Now, there's been a letter sent around that implies that we never had a permit and possibly
never excavated and all those sorts of things. Satan is at work and there are those who
will not enter the kingdom and they will do all they can to stop others from entering.
And so this is the type of thing we are dealing with.
Well, by way of a quick explanation - The United Nations passed 2 resolutions that there
was to be no Archaeological excavations in occupied territories, so all of us who have
received permits to do archaeological work in occupied territories have been asked to
keep those private. And one person who kind of shouted around about his is not doing
archaeological work in Israel any more.... I'm not going to jeopardize my relationship
with those people just to have the satisfaction of showing some of these people that they
are wrong. There are things that are more important than proving people wrong. And
all the folks that we discuss we pray for. Remember this. Anybody that gets to heaven
is going to be a nice person. So you can enthusiastically pray for the worst kind of people
there are, that the Lord will save them, because, again, if they get to heaven they're going
to be nice people! I can't think of anybody that I can't recommend that you pray for.
Now then, when these people would come by, they'd come over and stop and watch for a
bit. And several of them would come over and say, "What are you all diggin' for?"
And so I'd say, "The Ark of the Covenant". And they'd look at me right funny and
they'd say, "SURE!" and they'd go on their way.
This one man came by one day around noon and he watched for a bit and then he said,
"Look, can I help ya'?" I said, "Sure." So we let him carry buckets of dirt and debris
from the top of the dig (of course the dig was down in the cave and that day my turn was
up on the top - I had to go round up some things, and so I was working up there) - we let

him carry the buckets off to where we were dropping the palings. And so he started
asking a few questions and we had a conversation about a few things. And he said,
"You know, I'm going through a religious training school over on the other side of
Jerusalem and I wish you could come over there and talk to the rest of the students and
our teachers." And he said, "Is that sort of thing possible?" And I said, "Sure. If you'll
give me a time I'll try to get over there." And so he excused himself. He said, "I'll go
make a phone call and then find out what would be a good time." So he was gone for a
few minutes, came back, and he said, "How's Wednesday evening?" And I said, "That
would be fine." And so he gave me directions how to get to the place where this school
was located and he put it on the back of a piece of paper and I stuck it in my pocket.
Wednesday came, and I knocked off a bit early, got washed up and I got a "rent-a-wreck"
car. (You can get them quite inexpensively - they've all been wrecked but they still run so
that's the main part! None of them have air conditioning, or at least the ones I got didn't,
so I had the windows rolled down.) I was proceeding across Jerusalem all on these
streets that were on the little sketch and I got to one place and I couldn't find the street and
I was going back and forth along this road looking for that street and it just simply wasn't
there! So after about a half a dozen passes, I said, "Lord, if You want me to talk to these
people You're going to have to help me find them, 'cause I simply can't find the street
here." And I asked that in Jesus' name. (Probably if I'd done it the SECOND trip it
wouldn't have taken so long!.) But anyway, I decided, "I'm just going to go down and
make one more pass and if I don't find it I'm just simply going back to the hotel and try
again some other day." I turned around and started back up the street, and there was a
little old man tottering along the edge of the pavement. He was having a terrible time
keeping his balance. He wasn't drunk, he was just simply, you know, one foot on the
dirt and the other one on the black-top and some stones and stuff there and so he would
wobble out in the road a bit. And I stopped. I decided I'd forget about that other
thing. And I said, "Sir, can I take you home or wherever you want to go, 'cause you're
going to get killed out there like you are." And so he said, "Yes, Thank you!" And so
he got in the car and I said, "Now, I'm lost already, so you'll have to tell me where to
turn." And he said, "Well, I'm going to a little shop at the foot of the hill up here."
And I said, "OK. You just tell me where to turn and I'll take you there." And so we
went up the street a little ways and he said, "Turn here." And so I turned down that
street and we got to the bottom of the hill and here was this market and I said, "Are you
sure this is where you want to go?" And he said, "Yes." Well, the market was all
boarded up. It had sheets of plywood over the windows and doors, and weeds and
saplings were growing up all around the thing - it was quite obvious to me that it hadn't
been used in several years! That's why I asked him "Are you sure this is where you
want to go?" He said "Yes." So anyway, he got out of the car and he turned around
and stuck his head back in the window and he said, "The young man you are looking for
is up that road at the top of the hill." [pointing] Said, "You go through one gate and it's the
first house on the right." Well, I hadn't said a word to him about no young man or
anything like that.... When he pointed I looked to make sure I saw what direction he

was pointing and when I looked back to say "thank you" he was gone....
Well, we had a REAL good meeting that night...!!! But folks, God's angels have been
given orders to do anything they can to facilitate the finishing of God's work. And if
you want to have these kinds of experiences yourself, just be sure you know what to tell
people. That they must go to the Father in the name and blood of His Son and ask for
forgiveness and rehabilitation, and that God's law is binding throughout eternity. In Ps.
89 verse 34 He says, "My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone
out of my lips." Now we've been sharing that thought with people for some time and
the other day I was reading in the Spirit of Prophecy and ran across a statement where she
is talking about the last work and she said "the workers will remind the world that God
does not alter the thing that has gone out of His lips." Well, I don't know about you,
but that is quite reassuring to me to know that the Lord impressed me to state that and that
she had predicted that that would be a part of the last message!
So anyway, there'll be those who will say, "Well, that's Old Testament." Bless their hearts,
when God says He doesn't alter anything that has gone out of His lips - He spoke the
commandments from the mountain top, but then in Matthew chapter 5 verse 18 (and all of
these I believe you will find in this paper that you just received) Christ Himself said,
"Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law,
till all be fulfilled." Well, it hasn't! But I always point out to them, "Has heaven and
earth passed away? If it has I missed something!" And we need to be kind, but we
need to be bold about sharing the words of God. Some will listen and benefit thereby.
Others will not. But our responsibility is to share the Words of Life with people and
some will go on to be saved. Others will simply be deprived of any excuse they might
have in the future. They won't be able to say, "Well, nobody told me." So this is what
it's all about.
And I would like to quote another passage from the Spirit of Prophecy where she says that
one personal experience of this nature is worth more than a multitude of other people's
experiences that we listen to or that we hear. And what I would like to challenge you folks
to do is to remember these Words of Life. Remember Genesis 1:26 where it says, "Let
us make man in Our image" and where He gave men access to the fruit of the Tree of
Life whereby they had eternal life. And then how that was lost when they sinned and
how that will be restored at the end, in Rev. 22:14, but only to those who "keep the
commandments of God." And ask the Lord to send angels to help you and invite His
Spirit to help you know what to say and have that soul-winning influence with people.
This is God's last message - the blood of His Son on the mercy seat. And I'll give you a

couple of texts you might want to look up (they're in this paper also). 1 John 5:8,9
"And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the
blood: and these three agree in one. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of
God is greater: for this [the blood and the water on the mercy seat presented through the
power of the Holy Spirit] is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son."
So that is God the Father's proof to the inhabitants of this world that His Son indeed died
for all of us. When that's presented to the world through the power of the Holy Spirit then
what was talked about today about God's vineyard, He will be able to say, "What more
could I have done in my vineyard that I have not done?" and the work will be over.
And I refer to Rev. 11:19. You find John in heaven, in vision, and he has stated many,
many times the things that he saw -- the throne of God, 4 beasts, 4 & 20 elders, the souls
under the altar, the angel having the 7 last plagues and on and on, the Lamb as though it
were slain opening the 7 seals - and then in 11:19 he says "And the temple of God was
opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and
there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great
hail." Well, folks, that is the 7 last plagues. Immediately when this is revealed to the
world through the power of the Holy Spirit, the WORK IS DONE. And that work is
being shared verbally now. It will be shared visually as soon as God is ready. He is
trying a bunch of people who are claiming to be His followers, or His servants, that are
not, so that their true colors will be seen by innocent people and then it will be shown
visibly. And then it's all over.
Now this chamber where the Ark of the Covenant was placed - that is the temple of
God on this earth. The Ark of the Covenant is His earthly throne. And although the
Shekinah glory is not present there any longer, it has not been abandoned. The four
angels that were placed on duty at the time the 10 commandments were put in the ark [4
S.G. p.102] are still there. That chamber has been cleaned out. All the furnishings of
the tabernacle (of the temple - which were the same) are set in perfect order. The only
difference is that the Ark of the Covenant is sitting against the end of the chamber wall.
The staves have been removed. And to my understanding that means it's not going to
ever be moved again. And behind the Ark of the Covenant is a beautiful wall of
transparent crystal, glass, or something and the colors of the rainbow are radiating out
above the earthly throne of God. I haven't seen the one in heaven but I know it's
described as a rainbow over it.
So anyway, that is God's temple and will be opened and God's people will be able to see
on video the blood of the Son of the living God on that mercy seat, so that they will know
that they have been redeemed. And of course, many will take advantage of that and go
on to be saved, but others will not be able to say that they were not warned. And you
remember at the end of the thousand years when the Holy City comes back to this earth
and when all the wicked are resurrected and Satan stirs them up and brings them up

against the city to attempt to take it by force and then Christ, who died for all of us, takes
the tables of stone in His hands and goes up on the great white throne and holds this up.
And it says that every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess and say just and
right are Thy ways Thou King of saints. Then it will all be over.
But folks there are people whose eternal lives are in the balance as we sit here this
afternoon and our fervent prayer should be that God will not allow anyone to perish who
He can use us some way to help them come to Him and be saved. Now I don't know
where they are and you don't know where they are but God does and He knows how to
make the contacts if you will go to the Father and ask that He will do what is necessary in
your life and help you to be able to speak the words of life through the power of the Holy
Spirit, that these souls might be saved. In the last chapter of Great Controversy it says that
He will look upon the travail of His soul and be satisfied. And she talks about the
righteous, that there they will meet those who they had an influence upon that helped
them be saved, and those in turn influenced other people and only then will we become
aware of what a far-reaching effect the power of God can have as a result of our faithful
witnessing. So remember these things, folks, and watch for opportunities to bear a
saving witness to every one we come in contact with and make that a subject of prayer.