Shabbat Shalom Fellow Believers,
Praise Yahuah! Another Sabbath is here according to the witness of the shamayim (heavens).
“If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on My qodesh (sacred) day, and call the Sabbath a delight, the qodesh day of Yahuah honorable, and shall honor Him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words. Then you shall delight yourself in Yahuah; and I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father. The mouth of Yahuah has spoken.” Isaiah 58:13-14
Let us seek always to set-apart His qodesh Sabbath for sacred use, even though it does not come naturally. For the carnal heart seeks to focus on what it wants to focus on. But this verse is not just saying don’t, but it leads us on to trust and obey Him with beautiful promises and rewards for all those who humbly seek to do His will. Praise Yahuah and His Son for their great love for us!!!
While I have been trying to complete an article to send out for this Sabbath (today), alas I was not able to finish it. Instead I would like to share a personal testimony of Brian and his family, who contacted me this week with this beautiful story. I pray that his experience touches your heart and reminds you of the power of Yahuah and His Son’s leading in your lives. I encourage you to spend some time tracing the steps that He has taken you through or rescued you from, bringing you to where you are today. No doubt the difference is remarkable, but even at that we cannot become complacent, thinking that we have somehow arrived, as seeking Yahuah and Yahusha is a lifelong event. For it is found that the deeper we understand Eternal love, compassion, and power to save, the closer still we will seek to be. ~
Personal Testimony of Brian
I must start by first saying thank you! I came across your info sometime back, we corresponded as I looked into the calendar and info you have presented. At first it hit me like a truck, then I began to have doubts, then I put it on the back burner for a few months and continued to follow the Saturday Shabbat.
We (my family of wife and two girls) came out of the Christian/cretin system when I heard a dear friend of mine mention the name YAHUAH. I had NEVER heard that before and it stopped me in my tracks literally. It was a journey and I was not sure if my marriage would make it, but I laid down the expectation that it (marriage) was not more important than us finding the truth. Thank you to my incredible wife, she has taught me so much about the struggle and myself.
I grew up in a family that had the perception of being religious, churchy. We went to church every Sunday (pagan name of deity Dies Solis, meaning day of the sun in ancient religion of Mithraism) and to all the holy-day theater shows etc.
My father made the terrible mistake of taking us into a Mormon cult when I was born 43 years ago in Scottsdale, AZ. We moved to Dallas when I was 2 years old, remaining in the Mormon church in Richardson where we lived until I started 3rd grade. Around that time my mother pulled us out of the Mormon cult after in-fighting and discovery of what a fraud the whole thing is somewhere around the 3rd grade. We went into the next cult by the name of the Baptist Church/Circe/Kirke the pagan deity of magic, the daughter of Helios….well that should explain a few things…..My parents’ marriage fell apart around the 6th grade and they separated. My father and I moved to Austin where I remained through school years 7-12 and college. I remained a member of the Baptist community and frequent/sometimes not frequent visitor to the Sunday ritual Church/Circe/Kirke up until about 2009.
Well the waking-up part began in 2009 when my dear friend Stu, who was renting a room at the neighbor’s house across the street, said a name. We were talking about “things” one night, I had just only met him maybe once before and he mentioned His name….YAHUAH. It stopped me in my tracks and my life will NEVER BE THE SAME. Esteem YAH! I remember my reaction…. “Who, who is that, what do you mean that’s His name?” Stu then said…. “Yeah, that’s His name, you have been lied to your entire life.” The parable of the seed was planted, mine never died, it may have bent sideways once or twice, but the base is now as thick as an oak tree!!
I will sing my way to the gallows if needed with nothing but joy and tears in my eyes shouting His name YAHUAH! That I can promise you Kerrie!
Stu went to a Saturday Shabbat gathering at another dear friends house Tre. They were a Messianic gathering and I learned a lot in the next 3.5 years, until that began to feel just like the old Church/Circe/Kirke group in many ways, but even more evil to be honest. I will never forget Tre’s advice to me when we first met, he said “Brian, the closer you get to YAHUAH, the more you’re going to realize that there are more snakes in this movement than ever before.” He was dead right, the adversary knows that WE are closing in on him and his destruction! Esteem YAH!
I stood up and walked out one Shabbat and from then until now we gather in our home. Mattithyahu 18:20 HalleluYAH! We have attempted to look into a few groups that would be called Messianic, but quickly became aware of entrapment, confusion and more traditions of men. So with that said it’s just us, myself and wife with two lovely girls that are learning without the confusion and agendas of the outside world. I know this is His plan, until the time we will teach the hungry masses. When my youngest daughter Selah was born, He put the message in my mind that “she would be a teacher of many” to be very specific.
I have lived life in the fast lane, done things that would not even be believable to most. I will leave it at that! But He never abandoned me when everybody else did. He was always there….gently guiding me, keeping me one inch away from death….literally and multiple times. Although at the time I did not recognize His hand at work, I do now without any doubt. That is why I believe, because if He would awaken and open my eyes, then HE IS REAL AND HE LIVES, because I’m proof of it.
When I was awakened to the “big picture” of the false religious paradigm and the imposter’s copy-cat story of the Messiah, the pagan HOLY-days etc. (To the extent that I was awakened from Sunday to Saturday Shabbat, etc. I think He works in levels or layers of awakening and relates it exactly to the parable of the seed Matt 13.) I began to warn my family members and friends. Well, just like the Scripture says, they all turned on me and showed just how powerful the adversary’s grip is on their minds and hearts. After all this time, it only confirms things more because He does not lie and by asking to “have eyes to see and knowledge to not be deceived” he just keeps pouring it on. We just want to worship Him in spirit and truth. Yohanan 4:24 Esteem YAH!
We have come a long way, but I had no idea just how far it would take us. The journey is ongoing….until that amazing day comes! Mattithyahu 24:30
I picked your material back up after I had begun watching a lot of World’s Last Chance (WLC) YouTube videos and various other videos on the New Moon concept and Scriptural evidence etc.
Must say that it was confusing there for a short time, but things have been cleared up. I do not believe in the New Moon as the dark moon/conjunction, or the crescent sliver moon. Just google crescent moon pics or the below link.
We blow the shofar on the New Moon, the FULL MOON! THANK YOU, I LOVE YOU AND WE ARE SO HUMBLY COGNIZANT OF THE TRUTH. It hit me like a ton of bricks yesterday after many days of deep study and the final confirming clue was BETHULAH. It unraveled the entire question I had. Who has decided the beginning point for the New Year? That is the KEY day that designates YAHUAH’S timing. Without that being correct and standing in truth, all else is in error regarding Shabbat & Appointed Times. When we looked deeper into just who has decided this most important day/date, well you can just decide for yourself! None other than Julius Caesar and Pope Gregory XIII, the false prophet!
It was not science, but false prophets that just quote things such as….”well the elders or our older brothers have been doing this for a long time so they have it figured out.” Something like that….etc. Generalized statements with not one Scripture to back it up.
That bothered me and my spirit just kept tugging at me. Well not my spirit but the RUACH HA QODESH!
It became obvious the more I studied this and attempted to clarify, prove all things, compare, disprove.
I can tell you this Kerrie, as this process has become clear; I had never before experienced the feeling that I had when He allowed the pieces to become obvious. I have searched and searched at what the mark of the beast is. All the worldly religions claim what their mark is, and it’s their day of worship by decrees and doctrines etc. His mark is the true Shabbat, and when the “obedient witness in the sky” was revealed through you, the most calming and reassuring message was delivered to my mind. He did not say this, I did not hear a voice…..but it’s this. “You have overcome, it’s time to go home!” Very clearly.
This is not a statement of arrogance or that we have arrived, we are as babes in effort to esteem YAH! Kepha Aleph 2:2
Like I said THANK YOU AND WE LOVE YOU!
Only in truth and acceptance of YAHUSHUA,
Brian ~ of Colorado
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I hope that Brian’s story has touched you and reminded you of the many ways Yahuah is still leading in your life.
SONG: You Make Me Brave ~ Lauren Daigle