So this is the second week I sent out a special email to our subscribers with insider information, quick links to new lessons, behind the scenes peaks, and prayer requests. I feel so good about focusing more on our core community and giving our active supporters - the ones making all this possible - a more special experience.
Anyways, the reason I'm mentioning this is because in that email I shared about something I'm really excited about that I wanted to share with you too - the resurrection of Hebrew Sketches! But instead of repeating myself here, I thought I'd let you read the original announcement in the supporters email. The sweet thing is, there's also a link there where you can watch the first Hebrew Sketches lesson for free!
Colin is following Yeshua in a Hebrew way! Here's his story.
My Journey following Yeshua began around the age of 19. I was raised with a slight understanding of who Messiah was and to "pray the sinner’s prayer" but my relationship with Him was not much deeper than that. I always thought as long as I believed that was all that was asked of me, soon to find out that according to Bro. James, even devils believe!
At 19 a series of dark experiences led me to a showdown, I needed to know who and what I believe and follow and I needed to sell out completely to it. It didn't take long for Yeshua to reveal himself to me and call me to Himself. The same Scripture that put me to sleep, immediately was quickened and became very alive to me. It became my bread. The Lord began clearing up many questions I had regarding different church types and denominations, and why there were so many, and showed me it is all a result of man made tradition and doctrines that have separated believers into so many isms and left off the foundations the disciples and apostles laid, and that the final say in any matter was the Scriptures.
He also ingrained in me a lesson in the reality that Yeshua is just as alive today as He has ever been, and He is not a Messiah of history, but of current, the I AM not the I WAS!.. He brought me to ministries that were used of God to restore the moving and working of the Spirit in the body of Messiah, lifting God up out of history and showing to the world more than a doctrine, but the living power of the Spirit. Giving me a strong foundation of Hebrews 13:8 and a restoration of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. One ministry in particular gave me a very strong base of a " back to the scriptures" mentality, which has also carried over into learning the original tongue.
I began to study Hebrew not long after simply feeling a strong compulsion to, the deeper you get into the scriptures and study them, it becomes clear how much has been lost in the Romanization of the Christian church and just how much pagan influence has been allowed in. I realized the Last supper was actually a Pesach Seder, the replacement of all the Holy Days with pagan "holidays" like Christmas and Easter, The fact that Yeshua and His disciples were very Jewish in life and in custom thrilled me. Stories in the gospels that were so "face value" became so much clearer with a messianic foundation, there is so much lost in the westernization of scripture it was incredible. In my quest to learn the language and study the scriptures in the original language the Lord led me direct to Izzy and HLI which has been an incredible help. I immediately felt a kindred spirit. So blessed when I can tune in to the daily portion readings.
One time I was dealing with a heavy rejection, and the second I tuned in to the broadcast Izzy said, " In this walk sometimes you have to have tough skin" referencing rejection and opposition.. Thank you for being yielded to the Spirit! For anyone who wishes to learn to read the Hebrew language, Hebrew Quest is for you! and the team at HLI is your place..
Outside of studying the scriptures, I am a handyman for a local Property Management Company, and a Minister at a local Tabernacle, my hobbies include doing whatsoever the Master leads!
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Shavua tov - have a good week!
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