The Stadium at Mt. Sinai – Shabbat Night Live – 02/01/19


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International today. – There are plans for
a city in Saudi Arabia that will be 33 times the
size of New York City. Yes, 33 times the size of New York City. Perhaps the most intriguing
part of this plan is that the city will
completely surround the area now known to be the site
of the real Mount Sinai. Will the world now be freely
invited to see the place where Moses led the
Israelites, or will bulldozers eradicate evidence of the
exodus that has been preserved for thousands of years? Our guest tonight, Ryan
Mauro, will share what he sees as the future of the real Mount
Sinai and the city of Neom. Because it’s the end of the
sixth day, the sun has set, and this is Shabbat Night Live. (dramatic music) (moves to peaceful music) – As they take this
message out into the world. – Shabbat shalom, Torah fans. Welcome to Shabbat Night
Live with Michael Rood. The city of Neom is our
topic of discussion tonight, along with the Iranian front in France, something called the
Zara Center, and more. Michael will be speaking with Ryan Mauro about these things in just a few minutes. First, let’s see where we
are on the astronomically and agriculturally corrected
Biblical Hebrew calendar. We have arrived at the final
Shabbat in the month of Shevat that you can see on your screen there. And next week we will
start the month of Adar, and next month will be
the beginning of looking for the aviv barley in the land of Israel. Someone who knows all
about all of these things and about our upcoming Passover
event is my co-host tonight. Please welcome the Chief Operating Officer of A Rood Awakening
International, Tedd Clayton. – Well thank you, Scott. – Well Shabbat shalom, Tedd.
– Shabbat shalom. – So yeah, we’re going to start
looking for the aviv barley next month, and usually that means, okay, it’s time for Passover.
– That’s right. – And our event for
Passover, now there may be what they call and Adar two or Adar bet, which means that we have
to add another month to the calendar if the
aviv barley is not ready. And seeing as how that is March 8th, it’s likely that it won’t be seen and we’ll have to push
Passover off a month. But that doesn’t matter
because we’ve already booked Passover for a certain time, and we’re gonna hold it
anyway, and that’s coming up March 22nd to 24th. – And we’re only celebrating Passover if that’s the case that way.
– Right. – So we’re celebrating
Passover either way, so we might as well
just go ahead and do it. We have to get the hotels a
year in advance like that, so we’re just gonna be
glad to see everybody there and want you to be there, too. – That’s right, so it’s
March 22nd to 24th. Tickets are still available.
– That’s right, that’s right. – It’s going to be at the Crowne Plaza. It’s 259 for adults or youth,
that’s anybody ages 12 or up, and kids are 69 bucks. Now something we’ve just
added a little while ago, and you may have heard about it already, is we’re going to have a private screening of the Moses Controversy. This is the new sequel to
Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus by Tim Mahoney. – That’s right, and this is
going to be fantastic, folks. Listen, you’re gonna learn
the true secrets of why Moses really did write the Torah. And there’s a lot of skepticism
out there among scholars that says oh well, there
really wasn’t any language back then, so how in the world could Moses have written the Torah
and obeyed the Almighty? And you’ll get a sneak peak. You’re gonna be one of
the very few theaters that are going to be showing
the Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy
that particular weekend. So if you’re there, now
unfortunately we can’t show it online, but if you’re there, you’re gonna have an exclusive showing of Patterns of Evidence:
The Moses Controversy. – Now that is in theaters,
like you said, Tedd, March 14, 16, and 19. – Yes, that’s correct.
– That’s the Thursday, the Saturday, and a
Tuesday I guess, right? – Right, right, right,
and we’re gonna have it on that Friday, or the 22nd. – Mm-hmm, that’s right. Yeah, so that’s gonna
be a great opportunity for you to see that there. So yes, go see it in the
theater, support what Tim is doing.
– Absolutely. – Then see it again at Passover
as an exclusive showing. Now Tim pulled some strings for us to make this happen.
– Oh, yes, I mean, you wouldn’t believe the costs
that are involved in this. And Tim has allowed us to
do that, and we’re just, we’re so thankful and so
blessed by Tim Mahoney. Once again, I wanna say thank you, Tim, for allowing us to do that. – That’s right, now he was
actually on the phone here. Remember seeing him pacing the halls. – Oh, yes.
– And was just saying to his people, no,
no, that doesn’t matter. I know we’re owed lots
of money to view this, or to screen this, but let it go. – That’s right, that’s right. So you’re gonna be able
to see it if you’re there, but only if you’re
there, so make your plans to be at Passover now. – Now, there’s lots of
other things going on. I’m gonna have a teaching session there. – Yes, you are.
– So is David Robinson. And the feature item I
guess is Nehemia Gordon. – Oh, yes.
– Now he’s got some new information about the connection between the Rock at Rephidim, this
is the rock that Moses struck and the water gushed out.
– Split Rock. – Yes, Split Rock. And the Pool of Siloam, this
is where Yeshua had healed the man with the mud on the
eyes and healed the blind man and told him to go wash in
this pool that has a spring, the Gihon Spring.
– Gihon Springs, yes. – And now there’s a connection here that not everybody
understands, but Nehemia does. And he’s gonna tell us this connection. There’s some wild stuff
he’s learned about this, and wanted to share it
with everyone at Passover, and Michael’s like,
yes, please, come share this information, so there’s that. There’s the Matzo Mixer,
that’s always a big hit. – That’s right, and also don’t forget, Sunday morning, Circle the Wagons. Circle the Wagons is the
intimate time that Michael spends with the people that
are there at Passover. It will not be televised,
so you have to be there to experience it. And we’re gonna have
wonderful praise and worship the entire weekend from
Brandon and Melody Joy Cloud. – That’s right, yeah,
and also we have youth with Brian Serrano, you
might know that name, and his wife Kim is gonna
be taking care of the kids. And before we go, Tedd, though,
so yes, get your tickets first of all to Passover. – Absolutely, absolutely.
– There’s the information at the bottom of your screen. There’s, like we said,
a rare few tickets left, so take advantage of it. – Oh, and don’t forget the mikveh. – Oh, the mikveh.
– The mikveh’s gonna be happening, too. – Yes, because yes, the
Crowne Plaza has a pool, we made sure of that ’cause we wanna– – An indoor pool.
– Indoor pool. – So it won’t be too cool.
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to what they could see from satellites out in space looking down at the land of Midian. And peculiar topographical
situations there, that it looked like this
was the real Mount Sinai. After a bit of investigation
for eight years, Wyatt attempted to get into
Northwest Saudi Arabia, denied by the Arabian
government, and so he decided that he and his two sons
were going to sneak in. It became national news in
America on the nightly news that was over and over again
how these three Americans were held in an Arabian prison. They were going to be
executed as Israeli spies because they were caught after
coming away from Mount Sinai. But they were the ones that
first opened the door to that, one of the few people that
have been back to Mount Sinai. But then our guest tonight just came back from the real Mount Sinai. And just like the few
who traveled to the moon, he has braved some great odds
and he went into this area and now is coming back with the evidence that the Israeli Department of Antiquities refused to look at. Josiah said that Mount Sinai
is a literary invention. It’s a fairy tale, and
no one will ever find it. And that’s why he refused
to even look at the evidence because he said the Bible
is a lie, it’s a fairy tale, a literary invention. Well, Ryan Mauro is back with
us, and Ryan just got back from Saudi Arabia, and
he’s going to tell us whether Mount Sinai is
a literary invention or if it actually was a place
that you went in real time, real history, your real life. Ryan, good to have you back. – Great to talk with you. – We’ve talked about a lot of things. You are a national security
analyst for the Clarion Project and the Clarion Intelligence
Network is like your baby. It’s working with law enforcement and the intelligence agencies
to help people to understand Islamic extremism and how to combat that. This, now we’re going
back way back in history, and really way back in
history in your life because this is something
that you heard about when you were a young man. I believe 14 years of age
when you first heard about the real Mount Sinai in Arabia. – Right, so I was probably,
I was somewhere between 12 and 14, and my mother gave
me one of the several books that were out there about the topic. Not advocating for it, but just said this is a really good read. And it was, and I read
it, and then I just became really kind of obsessively
interested in this theory that Mount Sinai was in Saudi Arabia. And that’s just kind of a
pattern of my personality. I get obsessively interested in something, and then I have to know
every single detail and I can’t let it go,
and that’s what happened with the theory that Mount
Sinai is in Saudi Arabia. Now I didn’t fully subscribe to it because there weren’t
really compelling pictures or videos out there, and
there had been enough, when you’re searching online, of people making things up, not
even about this topic, just in general.
– Right, right. Fake news has been around
for a long time, has it not? – It has been, it has been. And so I didn’t fully buy
into it, but I thought it was really interesting. And then for reasons
I can’t quite explain, I just kept reading that book
and other materials about it over and over again, even
after I had already memorized 99% of it. I mean, if you’re gonna go
back and read something again, it’s because you want to
remember what you forgot, find something new. But I just couldn’t get it off of my mind, even though I wasn’t
fully convinced by it. It’s hard for me to explain what that was. – Well, you know, in one way,
I can really relate to it because I was 16 years of age when I saw the Ten Commandments for the first time. And as I sat in that
theater all by myself, my friend was actually
managing the theater, and I had a personal presentation. Because growing up as a Baptist, it was a sin to go to movies. And so I snuck into this darkened theater as if it’s a porn studio
or whatever, you know, it’s a darkened theater,
and turning on the lights, they flipped on the switch,
and Cecil B. DeMille is introducing what became,
it’s like I knew this was real, I knew I had to get to Mount Sinai. I knew that if I went to Mount Sinai, I would experience these things. So I spent my life researching
it and digging into it, and I still have not been to
Mount Sinai, but you have. These others, Jim and Penny
Caldwell, they’re backed up what Ron Wyatt found when he was there. Bob Cornuke and Larry
Williams, they were over there. And so you actually took
that adventure yourself. – I did, yeah.
– Okay. Tell us about that, what
brought you over there? – It really became a dream of mine to go, but it was not one of those
realistic dreams that you have. So I wouldn’t say it was a goal, because it wasn’t ever
going to happen in my mind. But it was a nice dream.
– I can relate, yeah. – And just through networking,
because I was so interested in the theory, and just
kind of keeping in contact with people, then just out of
nowhere the opportunity came. And I couldn’t believe it,
and my initial reaction was no way am i doing that. But then I felt convicted
like I was supposed to go, and a peace that is not common in my life. Usually, I mean, I’m a
national security analyst, I’m thinking about what goes
wrong and how to handle that. But somehow I knew I was gonna go and it was going to be okay. There wasn’t the typical anxiety I have even on a normal trip
going across the country. And so I knew I was going to
be okay, but even then it– – And you knew about the arrest of Wyatt and his imprisonment, you
knew about that at that point. – And I also know Saudi Arabia
quite well from studying what I do, so I knew the
consequences, being beheaded, how someone could go after
you and they might just be well-connected and be
able to get away with it. There’s lots of dangers beyond
just, oh, you’re trying to go and get to the alleged Mount Sinai. So there was a lot to be nervous about, but I wasn’t nervous about
it, and I took the opportunity to go, and as I was on the
airplane, I was thinking a lot about, well, where
did this actually all start? And it actually didn’t start with the book where I started getting my
mind focused on the story of the exodus and Moses. It actually began back in
like third grade for me when I was watching Prince
of Egypt, and I remembered how the scene with the
burning bush and and Moses, for some reason I kept
rewinding and watching it over and over again. And I didn’t have any type
of spiritual background, and I just kept, it kept going
over and over in my mind, why do I like that scene? Why does that scene exist,
why does it feel special? And just kind of, and
saying, why would humans even have this compulsion to make art like that with that feeling? And I was just trying to
understand all of that. And then I kind of forgot
about it, but I realized that on the plane that
that’s where it began. And when I finally got to Mount Sinai and I had some opportunities
to walk alone by the base of the mountain, I had the
Prince of Egypt soundtrack on as I was doing it, and it was
just a really special moment. So even beyond the evidence
that this is the real Mount Sinai, just the
adventure and things coming full circle in my life to make it happen, that was more special
to me than the evidence. If I came back thinking it
wasn’t the real Mount Sinai, I would have been okay. So that for me was a
bit more of the miracle than actually what was
there, but trust me, what I saw there, I mean,
they made the Biblical account feel like it happened before my eyes. – Well, let’s take the adventure. You flew from America,
JFK to Riyadh, is that– – Yes.
– Okay, the normal route. But then from there, you had
to get on a smaller plane then, and you flew from there out to– – Tabuk.
– Tabuk, okay. – Yeah, to Tabuk, and so that’s
where the fun really began. And in order to get to the
mountain, you really feel like you’re transporting
to another universe, even though you’re
already in Saudi Arabia, you’re kind of in another
universe to begin with. – Yeah, Riyadh was a
little bit uncomfortable, wasn’t it?
– Riyadh, well, it was. Not because of where we landed in Riyadh, but once we went out into
some of the more Pakistani immigrant areas, because
they bring in their labor, a lot of Saudis, rather than
work, you hire other people and you pay them terribly
and treat them terribly. – Yeah, if you have most
of the oil in the world, you can get someone else
to do the work, huh? – Yeah, and so a lot of
these immigrants come and they work there in
terrible conditions. And that’s where I felt more hostility, where like I was walking
and I had a suit on, and the entire street just stopped. And the way they were looking
at me was not friendly. The friendly ones would come up to you, and so your attention would be focused on that one friendly guy. But then you look behind
him, and that’s where you see crowds of people looking at you. You tell they’re not
happy that you’re there. Then you go to Northwest Saudi Arabia, and they’re excited to come up to you. They love seeing an American,
and one of the first things they’d say to you was
like as the icebreaker to a conversation was, I’ve
gotta tell you something. Moses was here, the Yahud
were here, the Jews. And some would say, you don’t know this, but you’ve gotta know about this. Essentially saying like
I can’t wait to tell you this information, let me
show you on Google Maps where to go, I’ll go with you. And then there were others that
it was just a fact of life, like yeah, Moses and Israelite
were here, of course. And so that was really interesting to see. And so the experience on a personal level in Northwest Saudi
Arabia was very positive. Once you get closer to
the mountain and you go to the Split Rock that we’ll talk about, then it gets a little bit more mixed, especially if you have deal with security, because security was there. – Well, okay, so now you’re
in a private vehicle. You rent a vehicle in Tabuk, and so you approach the mountain. What’s the first thing that let you know you were at the right place? When did that hit you,
what physical thing was it? – If you’re from a certain distance, it’ll be the blackened top. And I know there’s some debate
about whether that’s natural volcanic rock or whether
that’s actual evidence of the phenomenon described in the Bible of God descending like a fire. Regardless of that,
it’s visually stunning. So even if it’s natural,
it’s there for a reason and it helps you visualize
what’s happening. And so from a distance you’ll
see that from one angle, but then also what I didn’t
expect and I found to be real interesting, because for
me, all the little details that line up that you wouldn’t think about are just as compelling as the
big things that you talk about because it takes only one
detail to make the story not plausible at that location. When you’re headed towards
the mountain and you’re going to the plain where the
Israelites encamped, its massive. It’s bigger than the area where Muslims go for the Hajj to Mecca
where there’s millions. This is much bigger. So you are just driving
and driving in the desert, and you enter this area and it
forms like a natural stadium. Just like you’d be going into
the entrance into a stadium and you’re waiting in line.
– It’s a stadium that could– – It’s just like that
except it’s mountains. – It could hold 2 1/2
million people in this area. – Yeah, so it’s flat, so
it’s good for camping. But the population that
would have resided there would’ve been protected almost entirely by this ring of mountains. So it’s like you get there
and you’re like, I feel like I’m entering a stadium and
looking ahead is the stage with the blackened top and
other topographical features. So you feel like you’re
going to witness a show. – Okay, now when you saw that,
now you had seen the pictures that came from Jim and Penny
Caldwell of the blackened peak. – Right.
– Jim and Peggy had ascended the Mount Sinai several times in the years before. They’re the ones that provided Ron Wyatt with all the evidence that Ron had, and Ron then gave it to
me and said, you know, I can’t tell you where I got this because the people’s lives are in danger. They were still in Saudi
Arabia at the time. But you’ve seen that, then
you saw those pictures, and now you’re there at the
mountain, you’re smelling it. – Yeah, and so that was
really much more powerful than I imagined, was just getting there and then going into this
like natural amphitheater. Because you get the impression,
when you look at this story, you’re like, yeah, even
this, even the shape of the mountains was
constructed for this moment. – And so you were playing the soundtrack to the Prince of Egypt.
– Prince of Egypt, yeah. Getting ready.
– With your headphones as you’re going into this, huh? – Yeah, well actually, I
started it once I got in there and then had some time to
just walk around by myself in an area that was closed
off to where the guards, where they wouldn’t see me. And so that’s kind of how it began. So really the first thing from
there that you come across would be the Golden Calf worship site, which pictures don’t do enough justice to, because that really is
distinct when you’re there. You’ll see rock piles in different places, but then you come to that,
and yes it’s a natural pile of rocks, but you can see the petroglyphs of the bulls from pretty far away. And you can tell that there
was intense human activity of bull worship there, but
it was relatively small and probably limited in time. Because it’s not going on and on. So when some people say,
well, there are petroglyphs of bull worship going on in
other place of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, it’s like
yeah, but if there’s too much it doesn’t fit the story. It was done briefly, and
then Moses killed that and he destroyed the Golden Calf. – Yeah, that’s right, so
this situation happened in less than a 40-day period of time. – Right.
– Because from when we entered into the blood covenant,
Moses killed the bulls on the, or the Levites did, killed
the bulls on the altar and sprinkled the blood on the scroll that he had just written with the 10 and additional commandments,
and then sprinkled the people and the altar, then he went up into the mountain for 40 days
and received the information concerning the building of the Tabernacle and received the tablets
of stone from the Almighty, written by the Almighty,
and then came back down. And by the time he came
back down, and this is just a little more than 40 days
later, they would already built the Altar of the Golden Calf. And so that’s a very short amount of time for all that hoopla, and then as you say, that ended very abruptly. About 3,000 people died
because of that very thing. – Right, and then you go
to the top of what I call the Golden Calf Stand,
because when I was reading the book of Exodus, what I noticed was, is that the structure I was
looking at that is often referred to as the Golden
Calf Altar, well it says there was an altar in
front of the Golden Calf. – [Michael] Okay. – So when I looked back at
the structure, what I noticed was that there, what you commonly see with all the petroglyphs,
that’s actually probably the Golden Calf Stand. And at the top you can see
the indentation where maybe Moses grounded it into
powder, because you can tell that it’s worn down on the top. There’s a circular spot. And it’s very distinct,
and it’s not, you can tell it’s not a natural elevation
change in the rock. So something was grounded
there, something wore down in a circular pattern at the
top of the Golden Calf Stand. And then in front, there’s
another collection of rocks that looks more like an altar to me. In fact, looks like what
may be the altar below the Split Rock, where it’s raised up, and the Saudis fenced that off also. So now why did the Saudis
include this other collection of rocks in front of the Golden Calf Stand within the fenced-off area? They knew that that smaller structure that doesn’t get much attention
had some significance. And so my thinking is, is
that on the ground level, you can see the Golden Calf Altar, and then the Golden Calf Stand
where they’re worshiping, that’s where the petroglyphs
are and the red paintings of a giant bull, and the
indentations on the top. – Had not that thought about that. But as you say, Moses ground
the Golden Calf into powder, and what better place up there
high in front of everyone. – Yeah.
– Grinding it into powder, then putting it in the
water, making the people drink it, which is going
to cause profuse diarrhea. And so of course the people could get, they could get their gold back,
but you have to mine through their old religious system
in order to do that. – Right, and you can
see where the brook came kind of near there, where
there used to be a river flowing down from the mountain
just like the Bible describes and came down, and then it
ends within walking distance of the Golden Calf worship site. I mean, that’s another factor. If you mathematically, you
put together the number of features that should be at Mount Sinai and are at this location,
it’s gotta be astronomical what type of chance would be
required for this to be there by accident and have nothing
to do with the Biblical story. – Now let me ask you, Ryan,
did you get inside the fence at the altar and the stand? – I did.
– You did, okay, well– – So did my mother, by the way, who went on the third trip with me. My anxious mother who I
brought from New Jersey into Northwest Saudi Arabia. – What, your mother? – My mother did go, yes,
and my cousin as well who’s also a woman.
– Wyatt was in prison for 76 days, the Caldwells
were at gunpoint, Tim Mahoney and his crew
were down in a ditch with guns on the back of their head, and you bring your mother. – Yeah, it’s crazy,
especially because my mother is not an adventurer, all right? So she’s a little bit anxious,
especially when it comes to the safety of one of her sons. So it’s not the type of thought
that would be realistic. But I had gone twice,
enough things had gone wrong and we’ve gotten out of ’em at that point where we had been confronted by security and things like that, that I
basically said to my mother, well, I know what it going
wrong looks like now. So it’s not hypothetical. And well, guess what, I just
paid for your trip anyway, so you kind of gotta go. But it was on that second
trip, there was this distinct moment where I was in the
car, and I’ve never had an experience like this. Usually when people tell
me they heard from God or had some type of
communication that’s divine, I tend to lean towards,
oh, I think you’re crazy. That’s just, I’m very
cynical that way, right? And so, ’cause I’m just
very literal with evidence and things like that, so
I’m resistant to that. And just in like a
two-second span of time, there was just this image in my mind that was very pronounced and very detailed where I could see and hear
my mother and my cousin in the back seat of the car
with me and my friend Andrew in the front, and it wasn’t
normal, and I had this sense of urgency from then on to
get my mother and my cousin there as soon as possible. I’ve never, that’s never happened to me. – [Michael] To get them to Mount Sinai? – To get them to Mount Sinai, yeah. And it was a sense of that I
wanted to do it, had to do it, needed to do it soon,
that would not be natural for me to want to do. – Well, yeah, we’re gonna
have to continue on this. At first, Ryan, I was worried
that, here’s a mama’s boy, he can’t even go to
Mount Sinai and face down Bedouins with guns without
his mother being there. But this is something that
you really felt compelled, that yeah, I’ve gotta get
Mom, I gotta get my cousin, they have got to see this. And I haven’t even gotten to see it yet. I’ve been preaching it for 20
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to make a difference. (gentle music) We are back with Ryan Mauro, who takes his mother to Mount Sinai. You arrive there at the
stadium, what you described as a stadium, where you’ve got an area for 2 1/2 million people to
encamp before the mountain. There is, as you explained to me before, there’s an outcropping where
it would be very obvious for Moses to stand and
deliver his messages to the children of Israel. – Right, so when you
read the book of Exodus and you look at this site,
just more and more things make sense that you
previously didn’t think of. There’s a good example of that. You go to where what’s
believed to be Moses’ altar is where the animals would have lined up, and it’s very, very distinct. – Right, this is a sacrificial altar. You’ve got the gates with
the turns to keep the cattle from seeing the death of
the ones in front of them. This is how slaughterhouses
are still done today, this very same thing. And so you have this slaughter
altar in that situation. – Right, and right next to
that you see where the brook used to flow so that they
can wash their hands, maybe get rid of some of the
debris from the sacrifice. And so that part makes a lot of sense. And about 12 pillars there. I think we counted about
nine when we were there. – Right, and pillars and
stones are really repurposed. You see stones from the temple
and pillars from the temple that are in the walls of Jerusalem. They repurpose these things. You just don’t throw away
something that you find out there, so what originally
started out as 12 pillars, it’s apparent from the
scripture that’s what it was, that nine of these is what you
counted while you were there, still there, and it would
appear that the size of them was equated to the number of people in each one of these tribes. – Right that’s what the Caldwells, according to their calculations,
because they actually dug there more where as I was just
looking at the surface level. But just as the Bible
describes, they described the altar of uncut stone,
and then it makes sense that you would have a river nearby because it would be necessary. And the remains of what
should be 12 pillars representing the 12 tribes of Israel. Pretty remarkable you have all that right in this relatively small location. But then I looked up,
and there’s like a ledge coming forward that seems purposeful. It’s natural, but it’s an
interesting thing to look at as if it’s a stage right at
top where someone could stand and address the people. So if Moses were to go up
on this higher up ledge, he could look out, see the people, and a local Saudi actually explained to us how the voice echoes from there. It’s a natural amphitheater,
so you could talk to the people and they could be heard. And so right above where this
altar is with the 12 pillars, you have a stand where Moses
could have gone up there and read the Book of the Covenant and the people could agree to it. – Okay, let’s stop right there, because, well, let’s give
some Biblical context to this. Because it was on what would
become the day of Shavuot that the Almighty literally
shouted down his commandments from this flaming mountain that
scared the people to death. And Moses said the reason he’s doing this is that you might fear him
and always remember this day. You’ll never forget the day the
Almighty scared you to death with this fire and this
thunder and this lightning. And then finally after 10
commandments were shouted down, a pause in the action, and
they said Moses, please, we don’t wanna hear the voice
of the Almighty like this. We are afraid we’re gonna die. You go up into the mountain,
you speak to the Almighty, and whatever he tells you,
we promise we’ll obey. And so Moses went up in the
mountain and the Almighty said they well spoken that
which they have spoken. I will speak to you, but I’m going to send another prophet in the
future, and that prophet will be like unto you Moses. He will hear and speak
only that which I tell him, and the people are required to shama, they must hear and obey him. And so Moses gets the
remainder of the commandments from the top of the mount,
which takes basically six pages out of the King James Version, these additional commandments,
and then Moses comes down and he then writes them on a scroll. He first tells the people
this, writes them on a scroll, and that is where they
sacrifice on that altar the bullock, and then he
takes that blood, half of it, and sprinkles it on the
scroll that he’s just written. It’s not the whole Torah,
it’s just that small scroll. Upon the people, and on
the altar, and he says this is the blood covenant
between you and the Almighty. Whoever breaks it, they
know what that means. Whoever breaks it dies. But to see that there’s something there right at that mountain that
he could stand right there and address the nation of
Israel right from there, and then step down from
there, and then take all day sprinkling, shaking
blood-soaked hyssop branches on the people to seal that
covenant, bam, right there. You were there.
– Right, and so I originally– – You were there in the theater. – Yeah, I was originally
struggling because I was thinking about how if this was
done right by the altar and where the 12 pillars were, well, the people wouldn’t see or hear him. I was trying to think through every detail of how this would play out. And I was stuck there,
and then it came to me where I just, oh, looked
up, and you’re like, oh, well, he probably went right there because that’s where I
would go if I was him. Because everyone would see you clearly. They’d be like, oh,
where’s Moses, right there. And you could hear because of the echo of how that spot is shaped. And so that was kind of profound for me, and the fact that it was a
Saudi demonstrating that to me shows that even that has been passed down that Moses went up there–
– A Saudi who says this is the Mountain of Moses, demonstrating how Moses
would have done it. – Exactly, right, and so
that put all the pieces together for me. One other element that’s
going to be in my video that you’re showing that I
think it’s worth mentioning on the topic of Muslims knowing about this is I interviewed a jihadist,
former jihadist contact of mine who used to actually hang
out with Osama bin Laden’s associates and Pakistani intelligence. And so you can see him speaking
anonymously in my video. And the reason I put him in there is because I was telling
him I did all this after I came back, and
he’s like, oh, Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia with the,
yeah, with the fences? Yeah, we know about that. And I’m like, oh, well, most
Christians I talk to don’t. And he’s like, oh, yeah, no, those of us that are really into our
faith, particularly the jihadis I used to hang out with, we all knew it and we agreed with it
because we said that meant our Sharia law was preserving this. If this was open to the
outside world, people would go, they’d get pieces of the
sand and they’d sell it and say this can be a miracle. And according to that Islamic
belief, that now is heresy, it’s a sign of idolatry,
and you have to destroy anything there, you’d
have to block access. But because the Saudis covered it up– – Beautiful!
– In accordance with Sharia law, it preserved it for everybody. – That’s incredible!
– And he explained to me and I thought that makes so much sense. – If Constantine’s mother had
picked out the right site, if she had done that, then you
would’ve had all these people doing exactly that, idolatry, you know, like the pieces of the
cross, the tons of pieces of the cross that exist,
and they would’ve stripped Mount Sinai if Rome had, the Roman Church had control of that,
but because they didn’t and it was at the end of a gun barrel and what you had to risk
to get back in there, it’s like we can thank God for the Saudis. – Right, right.
– For actually preserving one of the, the most precious
interaction of the Almighty with mankind, the most
awesome display I will say. – Right, and so according
to this former jihadist, he basically said to me,
what you have to understand is that according to our
belief system, we are required to hide this and stop people from going. And so the Saudis are
doing the right thing in his mind in covering it up,
and the proof is the result. And so one of the
arguments I’m putting forth on my own website, SinaiInArabia.com, which is a new website
set up with a petition to try to pressure the Saudis
into opening up the site, is yes, open up the site,
allow outsiders being monitored so they don’t trash the place. But what needs to be preserved
is not just the mountain and the specific places
we’ve talked about, including the Split Rock,
Elam, and the whole list of it. They need to preserve the entire plain. They shouldn’t build anywhere near it. – Oh, right, right.
– Because that was so powerful for me to go and feel like I’m seeing the exodus before my eyes. If this becomes like the pyramids in Egypt where they have a hotel right next to it so you have to, in order to
get a picture of yourself in what looks like a total
desert and the pyramid there, you have to get it at the right angle. Because to the sides you have streets and you have like swimming pools. – Oh, this is all since I was there. – Yeah, I mean, it’s so built
up that when I went to Egypt and I went to the pyramids, I didn’t feel like I was in Ancient Egypt. I just walked over from my
hotel, I was in a swimming pool. So I didn’t feel like I was
in the middle of the desert, and I would hate to see
that same type of effect– – Like Luxor at–
– happen to Northwest Saudi Arabia, and then, yeah,
people to not experience that. I want them to feel like
they’re in the exodus. – Hey Ryan, let’s take
’em to the Split Rock. – Yes.
– Let’s give ’em some drone shot of the Split Rock–
– Let’s do it. – as we’re telling about
this, because you know, up to this point, all we’ve
got, high-resolution photographs from Jim and Penny, we’ve
got the video that they shot, and Ron Wyatt gave that
to me, and not knowing who these people were,
and he wouldn’t tell me who these people were. But now you were there,
and now as this drone then lifts up and flies over
this rock that is split, I feel like I should break
into the song Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee. See, that is the cleft of
the Split Rock that Paul said that Yeshua was the rock that followed. You know, this was the
rock that Moses was told the first time to strike,
and then afterward, to declare the rock. But when he struck the
rock the second time, he broke the shadow picture,
because that rock was to show the Messiah, the fountain
of living waters, and he broke that picture. But David said I go to the
rock which is higher than I. What do you estimate this, 60 feet tall? – I would say, yeah, I
would say 50, 60 feet on top of a 100-foot mountain. So when I climbed it and
look down at my poor mother at the base who was alone at that time, she looked like a tiny speck. Even the drone footage doesn’t do justice to seeing the Split Rock in person. It just blows you away, and
you see it from so far away. You know you’re looking
at something very odd at the very least. And what a lot of the video
doesn’t really capture is the water erosion
coming down from that rock, but particularly on the
ground level where you drive. So you’re in the car and it’s real bumpy, and then all of a sudden
it’s smooth, and it’s smooth in the shape of like
several rivers overlapping as if their waves are made of rock. And it’s so distinct,
and you walk through it, and it’s so smooth,
that’s just so powerful. So that’s gotta be preserved as well according to what we’re trying,
we really wanna pressure the Saudis into preserving all this so people can experience it. But visually it was very powerful. One of the other things by
the Split Rock that I found to be real interesting is Jim and Penny have been pointing out
what they think might be Jehovah-Nissi, the altar after the battle with the Amalekites, and
there’s a rock structure– – And that is, that’s on
the way to the Split Rock. – Right, well, it’s actually–
– Just before. – Yeah, this rock that is C-shaped and then has some collection
of rocks right behind it is basically just below the
Split Rock on the one side, ’cause there’s two sides.
– Right, right. So they’re coming from
the sea, from the Red Sea, and they’re coming up that
pathway, and as they approach the Split Rock, that’s
where that altar is. That’s where the battle for
the Amalekites took place is before the Split Rock. – Yeah, and so I spent
some time looking at that, and I found that to be
more visually powerful the more I looked at it,
’cause there’s a lot of rocks around the place, but then
you look at this really big C-shaped rock, and then
behind it, a stone that looks very similar to what’s in
front of the Golden Calf Stand. So the Golden Calf Altar that’s in front of the Golden Calf Stand
looks similar to this spot below the Split Rock that Jim and Penny have been pointing to
that may be Jehovah-Nissi, the altar, and I showed
pictures of this to someone who I know that’s really
interested in archaeology and Ancient Egypt without
explaining what it was. And they said, oh, that looks just like an Egyptian-style altar,
and sent me an old picture that someone drew of what
that would look like. – Interesting.
– And it does look like it. – Well, let’s step back
and put this in context. Because this is a rock where where Moses, as long as he held up his hands, as long as he’s held up his
hands, the Israelites prevailed. But then when his arms
dropped, they started to lose. And so Joshua and Aaron
get underneath his arms and keep his arms up,
because this is Jehovah-Nissi or Yehovah our banner,
his name was their banner, and as long as he kept
his hands up as if calling upon Yehovah, then they won. Just as it says in Joel,
those who call upon the name of Jehovah shall be rescued. And so this is the monument to where you call upon his
name, you keep your hands raised declaring his name, and
he delivers his people. And so then when they get
in the enclave, as you say, the theater, they’ve already
defeated the Amalekites. They’re in a place of
safety at that point. – Right, yeah. Yeah, it’s amazing, when
you put it all together, and these stories that for
most of us at some point in our lives we’ve equated it
almost with the Greek myths, you know, especially
people in my background where it just sounds like a story. And then you see all these things line up, it’s like mathematically
impossible that all this is there matching the story and
there’s no correlation. And the Hebrew inscriptions of the sandals is very near where the Split Rock is and where Jehovah-Nissi.
– Tell us about that. What about the sandals?
– Right, so– – What do you mean by that? – There are a lot of rocks
that have these inscriptions of like feet and sandals
and little Hebrew writing next to it, and I only knew
that was ancient proto Hebrew from talking to Dr. Miles
Jones and another person who studies ancient Hebrew,
and they both were saying the same thing, yeah,
this is marking territory. It’s like a tribal sign going back then, and it’s ancient Hebrew dating back to the time of the exodus. How much more do you want? – There it is, so you had the
petroglyphs of sandaled feet. You can see the straps here,
you can see the toe piece. And on the instep, the
cuff, the ancient cuff, which means the sole of the
foot or the palm of the hand. In this case, the sole of the foot. So they’re literally saying
this is what the Almighty said, every place the sole of our foot treads, that is our inheritance,
and so they put the ancient property markers, the title
beads of the Israelites. And so that’s why even the Arabs today are saying the Yahud were here. – Right, that’s what they said to me. It’s our land and also
the land of the Yahud. One other inscription I took a picture of, I had it interpreted by
two, again, two people that know this type of
stuff of ancient Hebrew, and they said it means place of rest. And I thought that’s interesting
because it’s identifying it as a campsite just like the Bible says. But then I thought about it some more and I looked up the meaning of Rephidim. The meaning of Rephidim is place of rest. So if, according to the
Bible they came here and they named it Rephidim
meaning place of rest, and then you find Hebrew
inscriptions there that just say for some random reason place
of rest, it’s almost like they’re identifying it
as Rephidim right there. – Mm, mm, again, Rock
of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee. You know, the place of rest,
Rephidim, beautiful, beautiful. Well, Ryan, we’re gonna have
to have another episode. – Sure.
– But this one is gonna take up the whole time with
the movie that you’ve done. Ladies and gentlemen, this
is gonna be a great treat. I know you’re gonna look forward to this, and so join us again next week. Ryan is gonna be back
on Shabbat Night Live, and we’re going to show
you the actual movie that was produced for this very thing. And I think, we can’t say
like it’s a motion picture. – Right.
– This is not MGM. But you know, when you see
the startling super-high resolution footage of these
things, the drone footage and all that, it’s like you’ve been there. We’ve just given you a taste of this. Ryan, thanks so much for being with me. And next week, ladies and
gentlemen, call your friends, your family, your enemy. Everyone, get ’em back here
for Shabbat Night Live. Now I would like to close in prayer. (speaking in foreign language) Yehovah bless you and keep you. Yehovah make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. Yehovah lift up his countenance upon you and give you his peace in
the name and the authority of the Kohen Gadol forever,
the resurrected Messiah, the Prince of Peace who
will certainly come back and rescue his people, amen. Ladies and gentlemen, Shabbat shalom. Have a good Sabbath, and shavua tov, we’ll see you again, have a good week. Shabbat Night Live next week, we’re going to Mount Sinai at last. (gentle music) (logo whooshing)

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