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How Does The Ark Get To Heaven?

If I said that I will be flying from Toronto down to Chicago on Friday of next week, does that mean that I'm in Chicago now? It doesn't does it. It only means that I would be in Chicago next week.

In the same way, does this Scripture, in describing the future time just prior to The Return Of Jesus Christ, mean that the missing-for-centuries Ark of the Covenant is in heaven now?

"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." (Revelation 11:19 KJV)

It doesn't, does it. Future is future.

Who Goes To Heaven Just Before The Ark Is Seen There?

I believe that the Ark of the Covenant is in Jerusalem today, specifically, under the Temple Mount (shown in the photograph). I base that belief solely on the Holy Bible. For the full explanation of that, see Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

The Temple Mount So, if I'm right, how and why does The Ark get to heaven? Does anything, or more specifically, anyone go to heaven just before the Ark is then seen there? Yes. God's two witnesses, who will be killed in Jerusalem, and who will be resurrected in Jerusalem, and who will ascend to heaven from Jerusalem.

When, or if you prefer, if, the Ark is found, it is going to be the greatest archaeological find in human history. Such a God-commanded Sacred Object will, by definition, demand a Sacred Place to house it. Whether you are a Jew, a Christian-Jew, or a Christian of any sort, that means another Temple - a Temple that will seem to, for example, the Pope, to be just as "Christian" as it will seem Jewish to Jews. Hence, how and why the prophesied "abomination of desolation" (i.e. "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the Holy Place, whoso readeth, let him understand: Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains" Matthew 24:15 KJV) will occur in Jerusalem, "in Judea" (see Who Should Flee Into The Mountains?), and how and why, and by whom, the two witnesses will be martyred in Jerusalem (see the Fact Finder question below).

Based solely on the Biblical evidence, I believe that the Ark might ascend to heaven with the two witnesses when they are resurrected. Could I be wrong about that? Yes, I could. But I believe that, based solely on all of what the Holy Bible says, the possibility of the Ark ascending to heaven with the two witnesses when they are resurrected is far greater than anything else that has been put forth as an explanation of how and why the Ark is taken to heaven (if it's describing the same Ark). There is no other logical explanation for it going there then, and there is no logical explanation at all for it going there before.

The account of the two witnesses ascending to heaven, and then the appearance of the Ark in heaven, are described together in Scripture, as shown below highlighted in red:

"And I will give power unto My two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days [see also The Last 42 Months of Satan's Kingdom], clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will [see also Smoke On The Water, Fire In The Sky]"

"And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth."

"And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them."

"And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly."

"And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever."

"And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth."

"And the Temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His Temple the Ark of His Testament [see also Covenant and Testament]: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail." (Revelation 11:3-19 KJV)

Fact Finder: How can we know that the two witnesses will be martyred and resurrected in Jerusalem?
See Sodom and Egypt

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