(First published in newsletter # 15 in 1996)
We, here at W.A.R., are hoping to finish all field work by the end of 1996 or early 1997. With this goal in mind, our busy schedule has become almost frenzied. Early in our research, I had hoped to excavate, at least, the front end of Noah’s Ark, which is the better preserved part of the remains. There are other projects which I hoped to accomplish more with, but God has not made it possible, which leads us to believe that it is not His will.
We planned to carefully document all of the results in books and videos that are easily understood, and we believe we will soon accomplish this. It has been called to our attention many times that most people who see the evidences of the discoveries are convinced that God has preserved these physical remains and is revealing them in a timely manner for use by His servants throughout the world to convince all who are willing to embrace the gospel of salvation, that God’s word is historically true and Divinely inspired.
Of course, there are those who, for their own motives, have chosen to ignore the overwhelming evidence and to continue to “love and make lies” about “discoveries and sightings” in other places. Some of these have been embarrassed by accepting “tall tales” without evidence that were later proven to be deliberate hoaxes intended to embarrass creationists. Many of these people are able to influence others to avoid seeing the real evidence for themselves.
Since some refuse to accept the truth regardless of how much evidence is presented, and others allow themselves to be influenced to NOT even check for themselves, we are beginning to believe that other than a bit more work on the tower of Babel and the presentation of the Ark of the Covenant with the Blood of Jesus on the mercy seat, the research part of our work is nearly finished. Should God want more done as to excavation of the discoveries, He will provide the means and opportunity to do more. We are quite willing to do whatever He wishes, by His guidance and help.
In recent months, we’ve had some difficult experiences with those who are attempting to exploit this work for their own gain- some for financial gain, some for notoriety or fame, some for both, etc. Some are traveling the world, claiming they had a part in making the discoveries when in fact, they learned about them a few years ago, long after all the discoveries were already made. One result is that the true accounts of the discoveries are being corrupted, full of errors and incorrect details. We must now publicly state that if anyone wants to get the factual information about our work, they must get it from us. Otherwise, it is full of inaccuracies and some simply not true.
Others consider it “OK” for us to wait until we “get the signal from God” before we reveal the Ark of the Covenant and the Tables of Stone, but THEY want to see all now and they attempt to force us to comply with their demands. Some of these have friends in Israel who are not among those I work with, but who are willing to lie about me if I don’t “show and tell” all. But we are still waiting for “God’s signal” and will continue to do so, despite the attempts of others to “force our hand”.
Others have gone on tours with us and were permitted to video the places and our comments. They now sell videos of this with their views of prophecy included. We are not responsible for their opinions. We believe and recommend that everyone follow Christ’s instructions and “WATCH YE THEREFORE, AND PRAY ALWAYS, THAT YE MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY…”. We discourage anyone from waiting for some “event” to take place before you make and keep things right between you and your God!
Those who feel “obliged” to interfere with this work should consider the following- the story of Judas is astounding in many points. Although a disciple, he “was a thief”. When Mary anointed the feet of Christ with precious ointment, Judas indignantly said,
“Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein”. (John 12:5-6).
Judas motivation was not of God- it was for personal gain. It appears that he decided that unless HE did something to FORCE CHRIST’S HAND, Christ would never fulfill Judas’ OPINION of the Messianic prophecies. He plotted to “force” Christ to “make His move”, thinking Christ would have to declare Himself the Messiah and set up His kingdom, of which Judas would have a high position. So, he betrayed Him for thirty pieces of silver. As the trial progressed and Judas realized that Christ was going to die, his visions of being first in the “Messianic kingdom” were crushed. In desperation, he publicly confessed his “deal” with the priests before the multitude, casting the 30 pieces of silver at the high priest. Judas came to a bad and UNEXPECTED END.
Those who are exploiting these discoveries, using them to promote their own “theology”, for financial gain, and for “fame” by claiming that they helped make the discoveries, may believe they are justified in what they are doing, but they need to consider Judas.
There are many uncertainties in all of our lives, and no doubt these will get worse as the end time events unfold. While flying to some of the several places we have been asked to present the discoveries and to the sites where we work, sometimes the plane has flown into some “severe turbulence”. With the recent increase in plane crashes one is forced to reflect on the possibility of being killed in a plane crash. I was being bounced about again recently, and as always, asked that God would spare the plane and passengers if it was His will. I of course asked in the Name and Blood of Jesus. Into my mind came the experience of Paul in a ship wreck where the angel told him that not only would he not be killed but neither would any member of the passengers or crew!
Then, Jer. 29:11 came to mind, this says:
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to GIVE YOU AN EXPECTED END.”
Needless to say, I was greatly relieved and encouraged! Along this line of thought there are many other texts given by God that we “through patience and comfort of scripture might have hope.” (Rom. 15:4).
“The steps of a good man are ordered of the Lord : and he delighteth in his way” (Psa. 37:23).
Psa. 25:9. says “The meek will he guide in judgement; and the meek will he teach His way”.
Heb. 10:36 says ” For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise”.
Psa. 46:2: “Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea”.
1 Sam. 30:6: “And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters; BUT DAVID ENCOURAGED HIMSELF IN THE LORD HIS GOD”.
In the coming events we must learn to ENCOURAGE OURSELVES IN THE LORD, OUR GOD.
*A NOTE TO THE LADIES: God uses the word “man” which is the name of the species; “So God created MAN in his image, in the image of God created he him; MALE and FEMALE created He them.” (Gen 1:27); Therefore, He is referring to both men and women when His word says MAN.