Following the Ark

Today (blog written April 16), we literally followed the path of the Ark of the Covenant from its capture to its return to the Israelites at Bet Shemesh. Even Guy, our friend and guide, had not done this.

We began at a brand-new Israeli National Park at the ancient battle site where the Ark was lost. We were at Ebenezer where Israel camped. Of course, we could see where the winning Philistines were at Aphak. 

After Israel was badly beaten, the two sons of the High Priest Eli ran back to Shiloh and took the Ark into the battle. [See 1 Samuel 4.] Israel lost the battle and the Ark.

The Ark was with the Philistines seven months. At Ashdod, they set it in the temple of their god Dagon—and the idol broke to pieces at the Presence of the Ark.  They moved it from city to city and terrible tumors struck the populations. The five lords of the Philistines met to devise a plan to get rid of the Ark from the last city where it rested, Ekron.

Our plan was to drive through an agricultural kibbutz via roads in the fields to ruins of ancient Ekron.


On the way we did something Jesus and the disciples did. We stopped and took a stalk of wheat. Guy rubbed its head in his hands and out fell small kernels—something like small popcorn kernels. As we were eating them, Guy said, “It is the Sabbath.” We looked around but saw no one coming to chastise us for doing this on the Sabbath.


The grain was so beautifully waving in the wind. The fields are watered by a very effective drip system.  But—a water pipe had broken and we got stuck in the mud out in the middle of the vast fields.  What to do?  Shelli and I offered to push, but Guy didn’t think we could do the job.

So—he called a friend from his own kibbutz, which wasn’t far away. Using the modern technology of the cell phone, Guy was able somehow to guide the neighbor to our spot in the fields.


It actually proved to be a high point in our day!!!

After he successfully pulled us out of the mud hole, we proceeded through narrow field roads to Ekron where we saw ruins of a Philistine olive press. Philistia did a big business in olive oil.


Then we went to the Bet Shemesh ruins where the milk cows returned pulling the Ark. Read about this path of the Ark and know that Guy, Shelli, and I were there!!!



All day today, especially since Easter and Passover coincide this year, I have been cognizant of the fact that this day His body was in the tomb.

Tomorrow at 9 o’clock in the morning, I will be at the Garden Tomb for a special service. I believe it to be the site where He came up from having conquered death and hell, picked up His body, and ascended to the Father to present His redeeming blood, having met Mary Magdalene on His way!!!!!!! [See especially John 20.]


Shalom, Shalom
Blessed Resurrection Day to You and Yours




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  1. Sheila M. Beutler on April 18, 2022 at 9:34 am

    Thank you for sharing!

    • Trena Jones on April 22, 2022 at 9:50 am

      I could see this wheat as you described it. Wonderful and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

  2. Diana Shepard on April 18, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Love 💕 it

    • Peggy Rae Smith on April 18, 2022 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you for sharing. 💕

    • Sharon Ritzel on April 18, 2022 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you for sharing.. Happy Resurrection Day!

      • Kay Marcus on July 26, 2022 at 6:42 am

        Thanks for sharing your thoughts around your trip. It was so historical and interesting!

  3. Marisa Aieta on April 18, 2022 at 9:36 am

    God bless and keep you safe always!! What an amazing journey you are sharing!!

  4. Joan NewVine on April 18, 2022 at 9:37 am

    Wow how exciting and such a blessing. Thank you for sharing. Continued safety. BIG ANGELS over you all.

  5. Chuck on April 18, 2022 at 9:49 am

    Wow, how awesome!
    Thank you for sharing this with us. I hope that you will share more of your trip and photos with us when you return.

  6. Tina Melton on April 18, 2022 at 9:51 am

    What a beautiful virtual tour!
    Thank you for sharing with us, Sister Billye!
    I know your heart is full, and you and Shelli have many things to share.
    Shalom, Shalom
    Tina M.

  7. Evelyn Hohn on April 18, 2022 at 9:53 am

    How wonderful this trip must be for you! My husband and I have always wished we would have taken a trip to Israel, either coming or going to Africa where we served as missionaries for a number of years. However, we haven’t taken that trip yet!
    Thank you for sharing this special time and places you are visiting . It’s very special for us as we follow along on your journey.
    Many blessings!

  8. Sylvia Reece on April 18, 2022 at 10:03 am

    My birthday was on resurrection day this year only happen couple time was a Blessing

  9. Pat McClead on April 18, 2022 at 10:08 am

    Thank you for sharing this and the pictures. it makes the Bible come alive. I will never forget my trip to Israel. I so met my Jesus there! Easter Blessings to you!

  10. Pamela Byrd on April 18, 2022 at 10:11 am

    Shalom pleading the blood over this blog. Thank you for your blog just read what you did in Israel. Amazing. So grateful for you . Praying for you and your whole families and Shellie to get home safely today is April 18th,2022. Coming against bad weather and protection Psalms 91:1-16..Matt.8:23-27 Is.54:17 Mark 11:22-25..Eph.3:20 and Phil4:19. I command warriors angles with flaming swords to beat up devils angles now. I decree it and declare it by blood of Yeshua amen. Happy Passover and celebration of our Lord Jesus He is alive and sitting at right hand of the Father now with us as remember He is our big brother and our true love Lord of all the Lamb of God. Shalom Shalom. Your little sister Pamela from USA and wwp sitting in my heavenly seat with my Lord amen. Thank you Lord as we stand up for righteousness and seek His kingdom come His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven amen.

  11. L. Burke on April 18, 2022 at 10:32 am

    I love hearing about your trips to Israel.

  12. Gail Segars Rainey on April 18, 2022 at 10:40 am

    I have always wanted to go on a tour to the Holy Land of Israel. Thank you for bringing it to me through technology. However, I still long to experience it myself. I may have to wait until Yeshua has established His Millennial Kingdom. Ha! Who knows? Only our Lord knows for sure.

  13. Joylady on April 18, 2022 at 10:44 am

    Amazing. 2 Samuel 6 was part of my Bible reading this morning. What a blessing that you ladies can make that trip. Looking forward to the next part and what the Lord reveals!!

  14. Richard Willis on April 18, 2022 at 10:59 am

    Ron Wyatt in 1982 found the ark under the cross with Christ’s blood on the west end of the mercy seat. If true, then we were redeemed what with the blood of the Messiah sprinkled (with the help of the holy spirit) upon the Ark of the Covenant as the lamb of the Father yet is upon the cross. Yes. No. Maybe?

    • michelle massaro on April 24, 2022 at 8:23 pm

      I believe Ron’s experience. Henry Gruver, who was another of God’s generals corroborated Ron’s character and integrity. They met during one of the digs, if memory serves, because Henry found himself at the same hotel.

    • michelle massaro on April 24, 2022 at 8:26 pm

      There are many YouTube videos on this that are convincing. Also, Henry Gruver, a prayerwalker for the Lord, vouched for Ron’s character and integrity.

  15. Linda Peppins on April 18, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Seeing the holy land sites makes my heart happy!!! God bless you!

  16. Susan Wilkes on April 18, 2022 at 11:10 am

    So glad you and Shelly got to spend Resurrection Day at the Lord’s tomb! Isn’t it wonderful that He is not there❣️

  17. fancradoc on April 18, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Looking forward to going to Israel and grateful for you and Shelli. God is so good! Thank you for sharing. We are praying! Fannie Cradoc

  18. Nancy Christoffer on April 18, 2022 at 11:30 am

    Love your updates and pictures Billye and Shelli- thank you for posting! Prayers for a safe and blessed trip home.

  19. Teresa Slate on April 18, 2022 at 11:57 am

    You are a fantastic tour guide, thank you for the glimpses of an awesome place!

    • Pamela Byrd on April 28, 2022 at 9:38 am

      Shalom pleading the blood over this blog. I lift you up sister Billye Brim that by stripes of Yeshua you are healed from inside out. And new tooth to come forth supernaturally and I command healing angles to operate on your gums and swelling to go down by blood of Yeshua. Thank you Lord in advance by blood of Yeshua you Lord gets all glory and honor in advance. Nothing is impossible with with you Lord. Thank gor miracles and healing in advance. No weapons formed against ms Billye Brim she your beloved and obeys you with all her hEARt the hEARing hEARt. Thank you Father in Yeshua Holy name. Shalom Shalom a sister in the Lord. You true Lord gets all glory and honor amen. Jer.29:11 Eph.3:20 and Phil 4:19. Blessings after Blessing for everyone who crying out for healing by great faith that please the Lord amen. Matthew 8:5-13. Shalom Shalom

  20. Kathleen Fitszimmons on April 18, 2022 at 11:57 am

    Thank you for the wonderful tour—I am so blessed when I read your blogs!

  21. Susan Wilson on April 18, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing your experiences while in Isreal😊IT truly blessed me. Praying and believing for safe travels home.

  22. Betty Harmon on April 18, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    Love your Blog! What a glorious day following the path of the ark, and the wheat on Sunday!

  23. Greg on April 18, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    Happy Resurrection Day!!!!

  24. Yeli Vale on April 18, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    Thank you Ms Billye! You took your time to write this blog and inspire us all! And the pictures are great!!!! Thank you, thank you!!!!!

    Shalom shalom,

  25. Vivian on April 18, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    That was awesome. We thank God for your lives.

    May the Lord continue to keep you and bring you back home safely.

    Shalom! Shalom!


  26. Jane W Milligan on April 18, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    Thank you so very much for sharing with us. My heart lept within in me at the site of the tomb and Him retrieving His body. Oh how I love Him

  27. Naomi Warren on April 18, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    I love reading about all the exploits you get involved in. You truly are a seeker of God! Thank you for sharing your stories with us.

  28. Carlene Bell on April 18, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    Shalom To all who read this Dr Billye, your ministry has been a miracle for me since September of 2021
    God is changing me every day because of our prayer calls. Your teachings and Max and Chip and Hannah and Shelli — every person in your family has taught me and touched me I’ve love Israel since a child Thank you for these beautiful photos and descriptions

  29. hotkats4 on April 18, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    What a beautiful way to end your trip back to the Holy Land, after not being there for 2 years. Thanks for sharing and still continuing our prayer calls from there. Being that you were there for the calls, some how added to our calls in a special way. Praise God for His hand of protection on you, Miss Lynn and Shelli, and Guy!

  30. Julie on April 18, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    I was just reading about this in Samuel! How wonderful to see it through your eyes! Thank you for sharing! God Bless you!

  31. SOURNEAT H. KRAWCZAK on April 18, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing! Wow, what a beautiful site.

    What a glorious moment!

    SK “Anna” Virginia

  32. ninamarie shinta on April 18, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Love the pictures. Thank you!

  33. Elaine from California on April 18, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    How wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  34. Peter Pritchard on April 18, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    How wonderful for you to go to that route. Bogged the vehicle sounds good. Bless you both IJN. kefa.

  35. Joseph Schirmer on April 18, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    t is always a pleasure to hear what Billye has to say because she is always on the front line for the current events in the realm of the Spirit.

  36. Cynie on April 18, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing… Blessings to you all.

  37. Pam McCaw on April 18, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Thank you Miss Billye!
    Enjoyed this little trip with you!
    Shalom Shalom

  38. Tammy Vinzant on April 19, 2022 at 1:33 am

    We here in Crowley, Texas, greatly await your return to teach us at The End Times Conference! I can hardly wait! Shalom Shalom

  39. Joseph chirmer Schirmer on April 19, 2022 at 11:20 am

    It is amazing that there are still remains of things that happened several millenia ago.
    Thanks Billye for letting us get some enjoyment from seeing the highlights of your trip

  40. Jill Peterson on April 19, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    Enjoying this so much!!!
    Thankyou for blog….

  41. Janie Harris on April 19, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    Enjoying your blog!
    Thank you!

  42. Shelley Chartier on April 19, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing your journey and experiences
    Blessings abound

  43. mori on April 19, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    Wow ! What a Resurrection celebration. thanks so much for another golden nugget. Love your Blog and all that you do for the Body of Christ!

  44. amariot4 on April 20, 2022 at 5:41 am

    Thank you, sister Billye.

  45. Priscilla Yamin on April 20, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Love the photos! The Lord is truly a shield about us!

  46. Christine on April 21, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    Thank you for sharing

  47. Heidi Honey on April 22, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    What an amazing story for these days and times! I was in Israel with FaithWalk International, part of their sixth trip in October 2010. Guy was also our guide. Thanks for reminding me of him!

  48. Sherry Carney on April 23, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    Ms Brim, Thank you so much for sharing your trip! Do you believe, as I do, that Ron Wyatt found the remains of the Ark of the Covenant deep in a cave below where Jesus was crucified? I’m sure you know his story, if you don’t take a look at his channel on you tube. I’d love to know what you think about his discoveries!
    I’ve also heard that Ethiopia has the Ark. but personally i believe that could be a reproduction. I guess the possibilities are endless and the Almighty will reveal it to us when He’s ready. Thanks for your teachings.

  49. michelle massaro on April 24, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    I can hardly wait till the Ark is presented again in Jerusalem thanks to Ron Wyatt’s labor of love!

  50. Daunis Bethke on April 28, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Sister Billye and Shelli,
    This blog was EXCELLENT! I so enjoyed the harvest fields and the ancient olive press. This must be taught somehow…
    May our God continue to watch over you as you add so much information to our lives;. The LOVE for “the Land” is growing!
    Thanks you both for sharing these beautiful pictures with all of us.
    Daunis B.

  51. Thayer Freese (Mrs) on May 7, 2022 at 10:40 am

    I have always been envious of your trips to Israel. I have always wanted to visit there. My daughter married
    a Christian Jew who is a rabbi and they lead a Jewish Christain “church”on Saturdays and attend their own
    Church on Sunday where my daughter is Associate Pastor!

  52. Mary Yahnah on May 27, 2023 at 5:14 pm

    What a fun journey following the arks path.

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