The Ark Of The Covenant: A Fearsome Weapon Of Destruction
The Ark of the Covenant must be thought of as two or even three separate things. First of all it is a box with a cavity in the middle of it that can contain a medium-sized object, such as an electrical device of some kind. Secondly, the ‘Ark’ can be that object inside of the box, something powerful and destructive. Thirdly, there is the Mercy Seat and Shekinah Glory that rest between the golden statues of two angels facing each other on a slab of gold, which is also the lid of the box. All three of these things have their functions but each is separate from the other. There is a further description of the Ark as a flying vehicle, which seems to be something completely different again.
Dimensions Of The Ark
Normally an ark was a chest of wood and metal that held a statue of a god, or other sacred objects, and was carried by four to six men in front of a marching army. The Egyptian army was well known to have an ark containing a statue of the god Amun which was carried in front a troop of Egyptian soldiers to the many forts at the edges of the Egyptian realm.
Exodus describes the Ark of the Covenant as a vehicle for Yahweh to communicate with Moses. As a vehicle for Yahweh, we know this about the Ark of the Covenant:
- Yahweh is a talking cloud of energy on Mount Sinai.
- Yahweh is also a cloud of energy between the golden angels on the Ark lid.
- Moses (and others) can hear this cloud talk to him.
- This cloud of energy can light up the room.
- This cloud of energy can zap people with energy and cause skin problems.
- This cloud of energy can zap people and kill them.
- The Ark can levitate and fly through the air.
- The Ark can part rivers and make thick city walls fall down.
- The Ark is the power and will of Yahweh, the Lord.
Given the construction of the ark, layered with gold and carried on gilded poles, it is possible that it could act as a simple electrical capacitor that would, over time, generate static electricity and focus it in a ball of light similar to St. Elmo’s fire in the central gold dish area between the two golden cherubim statues.
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David Hatcher Childress, is a captivating speaker and the author or coauthor of over 20 books. He is the founder of the World Explorer’s Club and this excerpt is from his book called ARK OF GOD: The Incredible Power of the Ark of the Covenant
Top Image: Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant by Benjamin West (1800) Art Gallery of New South Wales (Public Domain)