I feel led to share a piece of my testimony with you. Mainly the way that I found and now cling to the Truth of The Heavenly Father’s Instructions.
When I was 12 years old, I heard a voice from heaven speak clearly to me in my 6th-period science class. I heard and understood clearly that my generation would see the coming of the Messiah in the clouds. I stood boldly and told my entire class that He was returning and that we all needed to repent. I grew up southern Baptist, and at that time, I had never heard a sermon preached from Revelation, but I believed this message with all of my heart. I went home that night and read the entire book of Revelation. I was terrified, and I understood so little about what I had read.
I wish I could say that my life changed for the better after that moment, but it did not. The schemes of evil increased in my life, and in my despair, I turned to sin instead of Truth. My feet strayed from the right path onto a very dark one. I've committed so many sins, and I led so many people into sin with me. I fell far away from the forgiveness that I had obtained.
Amazingly, through all of my disobedience, I was constantly protected. I know that I would have been dead had it not been for the Messiah's love and grace who continuously sent Angels to guard me. Over the next ten years, I continued to read my Bible; unfortunately, it was usually when panic was overtaking me or when I had dreams of the end or dreams of battling demons. Each time I picked up His Word, I could remember the message I received in my youth. Each time I would beg for the Messiah to wait for me. 🙏🏽
12 years after hearing this message, I became pregnant with my first son. Every night for a month, I woke up at the same exact time stricken with panic, and I would hit my knees in prayer. I begged to be taught. I prayed to be cleaned. I begged HIM to change me and make me a good mother and wife. It became such a normal thing that I told my husband about my early morning wake up, panic, and pray sessions. Finally, during one of these very intense panic episodes, I grabbed my Bible. I opened it up to James 1:5. Without meaning to, I had opened to a verse that promised me that I would be taught wisdom for asking it from YAH, but only if I believed with all of my heart. So I asked, and I believed.
I still had so much junk in me. I was full of junk from years of hearing and believing false doctrine, leaning on my own understanding, and years of my own sin. Plain and simple, I had become a terrible person. I needed to be cleaned of so much. I continued to straddle the fence in many things and on many topics. I had bought grace for the sinner hook line and sinker. And there is grace, but once we obtain it, we cannot continue sinning. I thought I was cleaning myself up, but really I was just leaning on my own understanding. I read the Bible over and over. Genesis to Revelation. Each time I would get to the verses about the law, I would question what I was reading and try to line it up with what I was being taught from the pulpit. I couldn't have this right. I had to be reading it wrong. Every preacher that I'd ever heard preach said the law was done away with. Every believer that I knew said the same. I thought that I had to be missing something that they had already figured out. So I continued in my sin, not believing that I was sinning.
In 2014 and 2015, signs in the heavens spoke to the world, although many did not listen. Genesis 1:14 tells us that the sky's lights were made as signs to mark days, years, seasons, and Holy-days. Scripture even says that the wise men knew of the Messiah's birth because of signs in the heavens. In 2014 and 2015, A lunar tetrad was happening on Holy Feast days, two years in a row. There were Blood moons, on Passover, and on Tabernacles. I wondered, What does this mean? At first, I thought this must be a sign to the people in the land of Israel because they reject the Messiah, but I could not shake the feeling that there was more.
I should tell you that my husband and I saw a blood moon together in 2006 before we were married. It was not recorded by NASA, nor was it broadcasted on the television. But it was completely clear to both of us. I was so captivated by the very sight of it that I pulled onto the side of the road. We both got out of the car and got down on our hands and knees, and we prayed. To my husband, I recited the scriptures that say the moon will be turned to blood before the Great and Terrible day at the end.
It is obvious to me now why my studies took such an interesting turn after the blood moons in 2014 and 2015. The Messiah knew all along what I needed! I never forgot the message that I heard when I was 12. I thought of it often. I never forgot about the blood moon that my husband and I witnessed together. I had to learn more about His coming. I had to understand more. I needed to understand the rapture. I knew that I had to get prepared.
Of course, I started my research with the pre-tribulation rapture theology. I had heard this teaching all of my life. I'd read the left behind series, I'd seen the movies, I heard the sermons, but I could not find the pre-tribulation rapture in scripture. I started searching the Internet for more information, but I learned something different than I thought I'd find.
I learned about John Nelson Darby, dispensationalism, and the Scofield Reference Bible. I finally understood where this theology had come from. Still, I could not find the pre-tribulation rapture in scripture. I did find the rapture in scripture, but when reading in context, I could only see the rapture taking place at the end, and after the tribulation. I asked my preacher friend to show me the scriptures that proved this pre-trib theory, and he pointed me to Matthew 24. This is, in fact, the chapter in Matthew that was making me question the pre-trib theology.
I set out searching again, and I found a teaching by 119 Ministries called, "End of days series, testing the pre-trib rapture." This teaching laid out scriptural proof, the same evidence I found, and many more verses that proved that the pre-trib rapture was a false theology. I had to learn more. Then I clicked on a video entitled, "Do you love God." This was life-changing for me. Make no Mistakes, had the Ruach Ha'Kodesh (the Holy Spirit) not opened my eyes and ears, this message would have fallen on blind eyes and deaf ears. But my eyes and ears were opened, and now the scriptures were clear concerning the law, and My Elohim knew me well enough to know that seeking information about the rapture would lead me there!
The law never changed. YAH Most High Never Changes. Every question I'd ever had concerning the law was erased. The scriptures were reconciled from beginning to end. Paul NEVER taught against the instructions of the Father. Paul taught freedom from the law of sin and death. Death is certain because of sin, and sin is defined as transgression of the law.
There is more! The scriptures tell us plainly what loving the Father and Son looks like.
"In fact, this is love for YAH: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome."
"Whoever has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him."
"YAHUSHA replied, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make Our home with him."
"By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments."
"And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the very commandment you have heard from the beginning, that you must walk in love."
Today's teachers would not have you believe this simple truth. They use many different means to lure people away from the Voice of YAHAUAH. They are false profits, and they make null the commandments of YAH.
"And YAHUSHA continued, "You have a clever way of rejecting YHWH's law in order to uphold your own teaching."
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it. Beware of false prophets they come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”
We are at war with lies. We have been at war with the father of lies since the beginning of our story.
"Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals YHWH Your ELOHIM had made. He said to the woman, “Did YHWH really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
"The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but YAH did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ”
“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman."
“For YHWH knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like YHWH, knowing good and evil.”
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:"
It is true; that "the deceiver," who is also known as the "father of lies," has been at war with us since the beginning. Is it really that hard to believe that the same battle exists today? The devil deceived Adam and Eve by mixing lies with the truth. He planted a seed of doubt in their hearts regarding the commands of YHWH, and they believed the lie and disobeyed the command. This is, in fact, the very same thing that our Messiah preached against. Scripture warns us of this scheme, which continues today.
“Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition. And you do many things like that.”
"At that time many will fall away and will betray and hate one another, and many false prophets will arise and mislead many. Because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold."
There are more than 40,000 denominations! How misled are the people who are dying from lack of knowledge? My soul aches for the lost sheep! Come out of her, my people! Put down religion and pick up faith, and faith is a verb!
"And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition."
"To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
This is serious! Judgment is real, and we are on the verge of seeing The Messiah crack the sky. Choose wisely. Go and sin no more!
I love you, and because I love you, I'm telling you the truth. Even if you hate me for telling you the Truth, I love you. Search out every matter according to scripture and Know the reasons that you believe! Seek Him Alone in your heart, and He will reveal hidden mysteries!
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A couple of reference notes:
"End of Day's Testing the Pre-Trib Rapture" by 119 Ministries is no longer available online. Steve from Torah Family Ministries wrote the teaching while he was with 119 Ministries. Steve may have another version of that teaching in his Torah Family Library. I'll try to look around and see if I can find the link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEGem2UcPxw "Do you Love God." 119 Ministries video link is still available.