Saturday, August 25, 2012

Seek and you shall find

The center of any belief system is a higher power and the desire to discover and know Him. There are many different religions with different “mighty ones.” Each religion teaches their own way of discovering their personal mighty one. But in essence, there is only one living Mighty One who created the heavens and the earth. He does not withhold Himself from us and does reveal Himself to us. The problem is that we as people do not always seek Him to know Him and, therefore, do not find Him.

So how then do we find the Almighty Creator and Ruler of the heavens and the earth? Well, He has given us an instruction book that teaches us who He is and how we can find Him. Let us read what this instruction manual says about finding the Almighty:
But from there you shall seek יהוה (YHWH) your Elohim, and shall find, when you search for Him with all your heart and with all your being” (Deut 4:29)

This verse above clearly says that we can only find Him if we seek Him, and only if we seek Him with our whole heart and our whole being. That means that with everything that we have, and with all the strength and understanding we have, we need to seek Him. We cannot just sit back and then do the minimal effort to try know Him… in that case, you will never find Him.

Let us look at another verse:
I love those who love me, And those who earnestly seek me do find me” (Prov 8:17)

Only those who Love the Almighty and earnestly seek Him will find Him. It is also written that if you love Him, you WILL guard to do all that He commands. It is impossible to earnestly seek Him if we do not do what is written in His instruction book called the Torah. This book teaches us how to love Him and also how to love our neighbor as our self. If we are unable to follow His instructions, then it is impossible to know Him and follow Him.

’And you shall love יהוה (YHWH) your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first command” (Mar 12:30)

Contrary to popular understanding, if one desires to know the Almighty and follow Him, then it has to become who you are. Belief is not an add-on to your already existing life. It is a total denial of your previous life and a 100% dedication to the Instruction of the Almighty. If we desire to follow the Almighty, then we need to do repentance (Teshuvah) of our previous sins, which means putting those sins away and NEVER doing them again.

It takes our entire heart, being, mind and strength to follow the Almighty. One cannot follow Him with all your heart and only part of your mind (thoughts). If you are keeping your mind busy with things that are not according to the Torah of the Almighty, then you are NOT earnestly seeking Him.

This is because your thoughts are going to affect your actions, which in turn are going to affect your heart and being. If they are affected negatively, then there is no space for the Almighty at all. One must dedicate his entire life, ideas, thoughts actions and desire to seeking the Almighty. Only then can you find Him.

Are you really seeking Him with all your being, thoughts, actions and heart?
Are there things in your life or house that keep you from seeking the Almighty?
Are the things on TV that you watch really allowing you to focus on the Words of YHWH?
Are you following mans opinions over what is really written in the instruction manual of the Almighty?
Are you putting as much effort as you can into the study of His language and Scriptures?

The Messiah said, It has been written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of יהוה (YHWH)’” (Mat 4:4)

Now we know that the Tanakh (OldTestament) was spoken by the mouth of YHWH. The Messiah was directly quoting the Torah and referring to the keeping of the Torah, which are the first five books of the ‘Bible’ Gen – Deut.

So are you seeking the Almighty by keeping all that is written in the Torah? Are you doing so with all your heart, soul, mind and strength? Or are you still trying to do things your way, by which you can never know YHWH?

Let us all seek Him with our entire beings. If we all do so, we will all be of one mind and there will not be conflict between us as we are all following one instruction manual and following the One true Elohim.