Personal Testimony of My Journey of Faith. How I discovered the rich heritage of God, the Pure Gospel, and the Original Teachings of Jesus (Y’shua) and the Early Church.
My Journey Began with this Question
If we are supposed to obey the 10 Commandments in the Old Testament then why do most Christians not obey the 4th commandment to keep God’s Sabbath Day holy “as God clearly states and commanded us to” on the 7th Day?
Had I ever observed God’s Sabbath in the correct way and if not then was I was breaking the 10 Commandments, God’s most sacred commands.
I had no answer, but I knew he is my God and I must obey him in order to please him. I knew the 10 Commandments were very important to God for me to obey, but why did Christians not teach and observed God’s Sabbath on the 7th Day just as he commanded? So I started to study and ask questions.
If You Seek After God – You Will Find Him!
For over 40 years it’s been my life’s purpose to search out God for his truth undefiled by the world and religion.
This has not been an easy task, at least initially, but now that I’ve re-discovered the original faith and doctrines of Jesus (Y’shua) and the Early Church, the entire Bible has now become much easier to understand. The Pure Gospel is so easy that a child can understand, and that is the way God intended it to be. This has been the greatest treasure I’ve discovered in my life and that I hold most dear: To know God purely, without the corruption of man, the world, or religion.
In one’s life you get both good and bad seed (ideas) planted and grown. When growing, both good and bad seed (tares) can look much alike but are the exact opposite. I’ve learned that we must view our heart as a garden. In order to be a good steward of our garden (heart) we must be an active gardener that continually identifies and removes weeds. We must also break up the soil to allow for planting and growth of new good seed from God.
We need to actively seek out hard soil areas in our life where we are doing our will instead of God’s. Yielding to God’s Will breaks up the hard soil creating “good soil” in our heart which allow God’s Word (seed) to firmly take root and grow strong. Secondly, we need to ask God to help us identify the bad seeds or weeds in our life that have already taken root and grown, and have him help us carefully remove them.
Since then I have challenged Christians in this way: I ask them, “Who created the mouth?” God, of course. “Then can he not speak to us?” Of course he can. “Who created the ears?” God. “Then can he not hear us?”
It is God’s main desire, that we know him and his Will – and to know them without any doubt.
When I was young, one of my school teachers provoked me to “ask questions.” She said, “If you don’t ask questions you will never learn.” Well, much to the evidence of my parents’ gray hairs that concept took hold of me at a young age and transformed my life in many ways. The greatest was in asking God questions about everything – and I did all the time, and got answers! I asked God about life, family, church, society, girls, the Bible, himself, political stuff, and on and on. Much to my amazement, God really answered me and helped me understand so much.
In 1 Corinthians 2:9-14, Paul writes: “… Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him. (10) But God has revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God. …
(12) Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. …”