reply to post by Akragon
And as i've said, i don't hang my faith on a book as you three seem to
I don't hang my faith on a book, i use the book to study my faith.
I came to my faith bone weary, tired of life and ready to die to end my
pain and my misery. I went to church as a kid, but never read the bible. If i tried to read a few verses i would get sleepy and passout, maybe because
i thought it was boring i dunno. Then 6 months after i asked Jesus to come into my life. I asked him to show me who he is and then i started getting
reveletions. Verses would pop into my head i had never even read, so i grabbed the Gideon Bible my brother left behind when he moved to Atlanta that
he had gotten from an Army Chaplain while he was in Iraq stationed in Mosul as a combat medic and i started looking up these verses. I didn't even
know where to look but somehow i found those chapters. The first chapter i came to was John 8 and i do not know what came over me to direct me there
but i read John 8 and thats when i came to:
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.”
57 Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?”
58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”
59 Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
Then i thought to myself "wait a minute, Jesus is saying he existed before Abraham was born? The jews asked him how he had seen Abraham when he
wasn't even 50 years old...and when he confimed it they tried to kill him". Then i started finding him all over the OT, sometimes buried in the hebrew
symbolism, sometimes in prophecies, and sometimes he was literally standing there with Abraham. Then came the revelation that i could see
hebrew symbolism and understand it and then came the revelation that the jewish Feast Days of Yahweh were the dress rehearsals for future prophetic
fulfillments spoken of in the NT.
And then came the revelation that
Passover = Christ's crucifiction
Shavuot = Pentecost
Rosh Hoshana = Harpazo
Yom Kippur = Second Coming of Christ
Sukkot = Millenial Reign
And then it's done, Creation is restored. I came to the revelation that christianity is mirroring judaism, that we walked in their footsteps,
shadowing them from the very beginning, that everything was coming around again fullcircle and yes, Paul was right, what came before in the Torah and
Tenach was a foreshadowing of things to come and then i understood what he was talking about. So you see, i didn't come to these revelations on my
own, i didn't even know the jewish feastdays ever existed muchless their prophetic fulfillments. Things were being made known to me that i never knew
before, and it was because i asked for it. This stuff didn't come to me until i asked for it, and told Yah i wanted to know, i felt like there were
things i needed to know that i didn't know and i asked for it.
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