In the past few years, we (the Bass Family) have been studying much of the roots of our faith that seem to have been forgotten or, at least, diluted from the popular practice of Christianity.
I can honestly say that a floodgate of wisdom and insight has opened as we merely peeked at the depths of scripture in a brand new way.
It has been an experiential faith, one that has included:
- Biblical Feasts and Celebrations
- Biblical Season and Times Observance
- Seeking out the original sense of the original manuscripts of scripture.
- Replacing Yah's Holy Name as recorded (and replaced with a title) in scripture.
- Switching from a resistance to the "Thou Shalt Not's" to seeing them as a protective hedge given by a loving Father.
- Witnessing to the power of spoken Promises, Praises, Proclamations, and Blessings in our lives.
Every bit of it has been positive.
I would never seek to claim that I know Him perfectly, but I would never want to go back to knowing Him like I knew Him 10 years ago. Should I boast? Well, I should certainly testify.
"but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things," declares the LORD." Jer. 9:24 NASB
"But he who boasts, let him boast in THE LORD YAHOVAH." 2 Cor. 10:17 ABPE
"And he has chosen those of low descent in the world and the rejects and those who are nothing, to nullify those who are, That no one will boast before him. But you also are from him in Yeshua The Messiah, he who has become for us the wisdom of God and the righteousness and the holiness and the redemption, According to what is written: "Whoever boasts, let him boast of THE LORD YAHOVAH." 1 Cor. 1:28-31 ABPE
I know Him now... more than ever before.
As I said. I'm not going back. Listen, He has promised and decreed over me that He will keep my paths straight if I trust in Him. I trust Him enough that I believe His words over me (His chosen and adopted son) will hold true.
So, I tell you this today, if you are still with me. There will be things that you will read in the Bible that you will, when you read them, let echos of teachers circle your ears. You will hear that "that is Jewish." Please stop thinking of things as "Christian or Jewish." Start thinking in Kingdom terms.
The word I have that offends Christians and Jews is that I am Israel. I am adopted as Ruth was. I am grafted into the One true Olive Tree. And all must be grafted in - or pruned off. Yes, both wild olive branches and natural branches need grafting.
If Yahweh can reveal His Angel to a donkey, He can choose me. If He can build sons of Abraham from rocks, He can build one from me.