So what's this site all about?

This blog site is my story or walk for the last 10 years, being led like many for some unknown reason to some very deep seated truths regarding The WORD, which has been hidden for centuries, until now that is.

To get the full story, please start with "In The Beginning". You can quickly navigate using Postings By Order on the left, or at bottom by clicking on Newer and Older Posts. You may very well identify with what's written here, and I hope it blesses you.

I also want to share with you the reason for naming this blog "And Now Thus Said Yahweh". It's due to my searching one day for a name to start this blog, and I felt led to simply let the Scriptures fall open to a page, and my finger fall on a verse. When I looked down it was verse 36 stating Yahweh speaking, which we know when He speaks, all of creation happens. In the following verses He says what is going to happen in our future, that He will bring back His people out of all the lands where we've been scattered and bring us back to "the land", Yisra'el. This is the reason why I'm sharing my witness to you, so you understand what's coming some day.

Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 32:36-41 The Scriptures '98 (36) "And now, thus said Yahweh, the Elohim of Yisra'ĕl, concerning this city of which you say, 'It shall be given into the hand of the sovereign of Babel by the sword, and by scarcity of food, and by pestilence': (37) 'See, I am gathering them out of all the lands where I have driven them in My displeasure, and in My wrath, and in great rage. And I shall bring them back to this place, and shall let them dwell in safety. (38) 'And they shall be My people, and I shall be their Elohim. (39) 'And I shall give them one heart and one way, to fear Me all the days, for the good of them and of their children after them. (40) 'And I shall make an everlasting covenant with them, that I do not turn back from doing good to them. And I shall put My fear in their hearts so as not to turn aside from Me. (41) 'And I shall rejoice over them to do good to them, and shall plant them in this land in truth, with all My heart and with all My being.'

Crossing Over From Mitsrayim

Crossing Over From Mitsrayim
Yam Suph - Sea of Reeds

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

In The Beginning

I thought I'd start off by letting you know how I got to where I am today, in regards to what I've found out concerning The Scriptures in both the TaNaK and the Brit HaChadashah(See Terms at top and side).

I myself got saved or so I thought in a Baptist congregation in 1978. I became very involved there, doing all kinds of things like an Usher, Sunday School Teacher, singing base in the choir, etc.,,,. One thing I had established in my life was to read The Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation each and every year. I read explicitly from the KJV up until early 2004 (more on this later). I became disheartened though when the congregation got into a split, and I too decided to leave. Afterward I slowly started to slip back into some worldly ways, like many do, I suppose.

It wasn't until 1992-1993 that I started to seek after, and to try and hold onto the truth again, after having bounced around somewhat in various bodies of supposed believers, but never fully engaging into a full commitment. During this time my heart had a change, in that I was praying to our Creator and Savior to know the truth, and to have a heart after His own, like King David did. I wanted this to be at the very essence of my being, the one thing I could hold onto that no one and nothing could ever take from me.

So in 1993 I was in yet another Baptist congregation, and again there were the rough seas. I know where there's people there are stormy waters, and that's sometimes just part of life. Things that had happened there though, I was having a hard time believing occurred there. I won't air the dirty laundry, but suffice it to say I saw a newly appointed Pastor and his family disintegrate because of his secret life that became exposed. This caused the doors to close for quite a while. Leaving there, I landed into another Baptist congregation. I again got involved, and by this time it was now 1996.

I found myself after reading the Scriptures all those years, now having questions that I didn't have answers to. One was, "where did the Sabbath get changed from the 7th day to the 1st day of the week?" I found myself looking expressly for this answer as I was reading Scripture, only to come to the last verse in Revelation saying to myself, "I must have missed it again!" Then starting the whole process over.

Well, that's all the time I have for today, I'll pick it up next time from here, as I had some other looming questions that also needed answering. Maybe you too are thinking along these same lines in your life.

May Yahweh Bless You and Guard You,
John

No comments: