Miracles At Mount Sinai is a testimonial page dedicated to the miracles that occurred at Mount Sinai in March 2023. For many years, Dr. Miles R. Jones, Founder and Chairman of Benai Emunah Institute, has been researching the earliest alphabets, tracing their origin to Saudi Arabia. His findings have been published in Writing of God: The Secret of the Real Mount Sinai.1 Convinced there was more evidence for the earliest alphabet, and to secure video footage for his upcoming video series2, Dr. Jones partnered with Living Passages, Christian Travel for the Intrepid Berean. Thirty-four intrepid voyagers joined him on this journey. But what neither he nor his fellow adventurers expected were the miracles that Yehovah had planned for them.
Two major events occurred on this tour. The first was the eye-opening discovery of the Banu Qurayza plates (see upcoming dedicated page). The second major event will have a far greater impact. This event took place on the third and final day the group visited Mount Sinai in Arabia.
The Third Day
The sun shone bright in a clear blue sky. This day, like the days before, was hot and dry. Dr. Jones was so excited, he forgot to wear his hat – and Catherine too distracted to notice and remind him. Dr. Jones ended up with a sunburn. It would be a momentous day for Dr. Jones and his fiancée, Catherine Stewart, for this day they were to marry at Mount Sinai.
They climbed to the altar (believed to have been built by Moses), accompanied by several members of the tour group. Because the Saudi Arabian government severely frowns on bringing anything Jewish (or Hebraic) to the mountain, Dr. Jones was not able to use his tallit as a cover for his bride. Catherine and her closest advisors had been preparing since the day before for their wedding ceremony. Each of them prayed earnestly Yehovah3 would provide a cover – just as He had so many centuries before when He spoke to Israel from the mountain.
The group situated themselves, set up cameras and phones, and found the best place to stand. Then, before the ceremony began, everyone removed their shoes – for this was holy ground. That was when someone noticed a cloud hovering near the top of Mount Sinai. Excited, they pointed it out to one another. Yehovah heard their petition! The wedding ceremony began and Art Mathras presided as Dr. Miles Jones and Catherine Stewart recited their vows. Dr. and Mrs. Jones were pronounced husband and wife in the middle of the ceremony. Then, Art turned to the rest of those gathered, and continued with the second part of the ceremony.
No one expected to have a wedding take place at Mount Sinai. It wasn’t even a thought until the day before. But Janice Baca helped Catherine prepare for the ceremony when she realized something. The Jewish wedding ceremony is based on events that took place at Mount Sinai around 3,500 years ago.
In the third month after the children of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on the same day, they came … [and] camped there before the mountain. And Moses went up to Elohim, and Yehovah called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and [how] I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself.(Exodus 19:1-9, 16, 18)
‘Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth [is] Mine. ‘And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ … And Yehovah said to Moses, “Behold, I come to you in the thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you forever.”
Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain;… Now Mount Sinai [was] completely in smoke, because Yehovah descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace…
For many centuries, Jewish weddings took place on the third day of the week4, to remember that they prepared for three days to meet Yehovah at the Mountain. They marry beneath a canopy – called a chuppah5 – in remembrance of the covering of clouds at Mount Sinai. On the third day, as part of the covenant ceremony, Yehovah spoke to the people from the mountain, beginning with the ten commandments. (Exodus 20:1-17)
The Written Ketubah
These commandments, along with others given to Moses as the Torah, were written down – using the very first alphabetic letters. Could Yehovah have given Moses the alphabet, the Writing of God, in order to record His Word? In later centuries, Rabbis began to make a written marriage covenant, called a Ketubah, detailing the responsibilities of the husband, as a way to protect the woman. Is it possible that this is a reflection of the Torah – which was written not only as an instruction manual for Yehovah’s people, but also to reveal what Yehovah promises to those who follow him from the heart?
The day of Dr. Jones and Catherine’s wedding would be their last day at Mount Sinai. Excited, Art asked if they would mind sharing this day so that the other members of the group could make their own vows to Yehovah. Dr. Jones and Catherine emphatically agreed! Then, Janice spent the rest of the day and most of the night putting together a Ketubah – a written agreement. She carefully outlined the information found in Exodus and Deuteronomy about the covenant and Yehovah’s promises to those who obeyed from the heart. She and Jenny Webster made copies for each of the participants and handed them out at the site.
Many centuries ago, the people of Israel were offered a covenant by the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses, but first they refused to hear and obey His Voice (Deuteronomy 5:22-29), then confirmed a covenant in blood (Exodus 24:3-8), which they later broke (Exodus 32:1-8), earning the death penalty. Yehovah instituted a substitution for their death – the sacrifice of animals to pay the sin offering, day by day, year by year. (Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:7) When Yeshua6 came, he paid the final price in blood for the sins not only of Israel, but of the world. (Isaiah 53:5; Hebrews 9:12-15).
And for this reason He [Yeshua] is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.(Hebrews 9:15)
Behold, the days are coming, says Yehovah, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah–not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day [that] I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says Yehovah. But this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says Yehovah: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.(Jeremiah 31:31-33; Hebrews 8:8-10)
Art turned to the people gathered at the altar and read from Exodus.
So Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before them all these words which Yehovah commanded him.(Exodus 19:7)
Then all the people gathered that day answered and said, “All that Yehovah has spoken we will do.”
So Moses came and told the people all the words of Yehovah and all the judgments.(Exodus 24:3)
Once more, those who gathered there said with one voice, “All the words which Yehovah has said we will do.”
Then he (Moses) took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people.(Exodus 24:7)
A third time they said, “All that Yehovah has said we will do, and be obedient.”
And they rejoiced, turning to one another and signing the Ketubahs as witnesses.
A Blessing of Rain
As they continued in their praise and thanksgiving, the single white cloud that had covered above the blackened peak slowly grew until it completely covered the top of the Mountain – just as the clouds had covered it when Yehovah spoke to the people below to covenant with him. Yehovah was giving a clear sign that He heard their voices! But He wanted to make sure there was no doubt.
By the time they reached their vehicles in the parking lot, it had began to sprinkle. Then came thunder and lightning, and clouds covered the sky from horizon to horizon, and the rain began to pour – in a desert that receives less than an inch of rain each year. The water fell so hard and so fast that even after getting into their vehicles, the drivers could barely see through their windshields!
But Yehovah was not finished yet. It began to hail. For as far as the eye could see, small, white balls covered the earth – looking as if the ground was covered in manna!
The rain returned and stayed with them all the way to Tabuk. On the other side of the mountain, work building a ski resort (with artificial snow) came to a stop – because it was snowing for real! The rain continues off and on to this day, renewing streams in the desert –even in the Negev. They call it the greening of Saudi Arabia. Team members of Benai Emunah are reporting an unusual abundance of rain and an explosion of green and flowers in drought-plagued areas like California, Utah and Texas. The Miracles at Mount Sinai continued all the way home.
It is no light thing to serve the Creator of the Universe, who is the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Yeshua. Of the thirty-plus tour members only fifteen took part – Dr. & Mrs. Jones, Art Mathras, and twelve witnesses.
Those who participated in the covenant ceremony at Mount Sinai in Arabia, on March 14, 2023 prepared their hearts and their minds to receive what Yehovah had in store for them. They began their preparations long before they arrived, in fasting, and prayer and diligently seeking to know Yehovah and Yeshua searching and seeking through the written Word, the Bible. Several among them chose to fast and pray for three days in preparation, as Esther did before appearing before the King, because the visit coincided with Purim.
In addition to preparing their minds and hearts beforehand, at the mountain they took the time to to confess their sins (disobedience) and repent and ask forgiveness. They then recognized Yeshua’s sacrifice by partaking of bread and wine.
Those fifteen represented all of those of us who could not go to Mount Sinai in person. Do you desire to partake in this covenant? Then prepare your heart. Cleanse yourself by confessing your sins and disobedience, then ask for forgiveness, which is available because of the blood shed by Yeshua, who died to pay the blood price.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.(1 John 1:9)
Repent – choose – determine in your heart – to do what Yehovah has said to do. What has He told us to do? It begins by keeping the ten commandments given at the first covenant ceremony at Mount Sinai.
Hear, O Israel: Yehovah our Elohim, Yehovah [is] one! You shall love Yehovah your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.(Deuteronomy 6:4-5)
The ten commandments cover your relationship with Him (1-4) and your relationship with others (5-10). Yeshua reminded us of this when asked, “what is the greatest commandment in the Torah?”7
Yeshua said to him, “‘You shall love Yehovah your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is [the] first and great commandment. And [the] second [is] like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Torah and the Prophets.(Matthew 22:37-40)
Start with the basics of the first four of the ten commandments. They are your relationship with Yehovah. The first commandment is that you have no other gods before Me. Literally, have no other gods in my face. Worship and serve only Him.
The second commandment is do not make or worship any idol – not even one that represents Yehovah or Yeshua. He wants a living relationship with you.
The third commandment “Thou shalt not take the name of Yehovah your Elohim in vain” is better translated as, “Do not make the name of Yehovah your Elohim as nothing!” Do not make it nothing by refusing to speak it!
The fourth commandment is the one most-often broken by the Christian church, because tradition places the day of rest on the first day of the week (Sunday) not the seventh day of the week (Saturday).
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day [is] the Sabbath of Yehovah your Elohim…For [in] six days Yehovah made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that [is] in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore Yehovah blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.(Exodus 20:8-11)
Life-long and Life-Changing
The commitment to do all that Yehovah asks you to do is a life-long and life-changing event. Just as He did not give all of the commandments at once – He began with only ten – He does not expect you to be able to do everything all at once. It is your responsibility to read and to understand what is written in both the Bible. Yeshua – who only spoke what His Father gave him to speak (John 14:10) – tells us:
But the Helper, the ruach kodesh, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.(John 14:26)
When you make that commitment, from the heart, to do all that Yehovah has said to do, you will receive a gift, called ruach kodesh. And that gift of the ruach kodesh will open the eyes of your understanding and help you know and do His Will and His Word.
Those fifteen stood before Yehovah at the Mountain of God – Mount Sinai (Jebal al’Lawz) in Arabia. And all fifteen declared, “All that Yehovah has said we will do.” If it is your heart’s desire to partake in this covenant with the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Yeshua, it is a simple process:
- Prepare your heart. Cleanse yourself by confessing your disobedience (sins) and asking forgiveness in the name of Yeshua.
- Repent – determine in your heart and mind that you will do what He asks you to do
- Read aloud – either alone or with others – the words in Exodus. After each verse (19:7; Exodus 24:3 & Exodus 24:7 state your commitment: All that Yehovah has said to do, I will do.
- Confirm your commitment by partaking of the bread and the wine (grape juice, if preferred). This is just as Abraham did with Melchizedek King of Salem (Genesis 14:18) and Yeshua did with his disciples (Matthew 26:-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20).
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1 Now also available in French, Ècrit de Dieu, with the Spanish edition due out this summer.
2 Due out this fall on Writing of God TV.
3 There is an abundance of historical and linguistic evidence for the pronunciation of יהוה as Yehovah. See Nehemia’s Wall and BFA International for more information. There are no Hebrew manuscripts of the Torah or the Tanakh with the pronunciation of “Yahweh”. Additionally, there is only 1 historical reference to the name of Yahweh. For this reason, where the English versions of the Bible use “the LORD” instead of translating, Benai Emunah uses “Yehovah” which is a transliteration of יהוה.
5 That meaning has been lost in modern day. Instead the chuppah is said to represent the new home that the bride and groom would live in as man and wife. https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/476806/jewish/The-Bridal-Canopy-Chuppah.htm
6 Yeshua is the Hebrew name of the man known to many as Jesus of Nazareth.
7 The word “law” in the New Testament is translated from the Greek word “nomos”. And is a generic word that does not distinguish between man’s law (both religious and secular governmental rulings) and Yehovah’s law. The Hebrew New Testament clarifies this confusion by using the word “torah” when referring to the Torah and the Tanakh (called Old Testament by Christians).