Finding Myself in the Bible

John 4:24 “Yahuah is a Ruach: and they that worship Him must worship Him in ruach and in truth”.

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The world knows us as Black or African American, which are labels we did not place upon ourselves. However, we have grown to accept these labels as truths. We didn’t grow up learning anything about our history prior to slavery. Have you ever questioned that? I have on many occasions. We are all familiar with slavery and how our ancestors lost their heritage, names, and language. Which makes me think about what else did our ancestors lose. There is one verse in the Holy Bible that has always resonated in my mind and heart.

Deuteronomy 29:26 “For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them”

I always questioned who Jesus was knowing that if there truly was a Messiah, his name could not have been Jesus. This is because through research I learned the letter “J” did not exist until the 17th century. That use to trouble me a lot in the past. Also, the Holy Bible clearly instructs us not to have any other god before Him and to not have any graven images.

Exodus 20:3-5 – 3. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.

In America, we live in a Christian country that follows neither of these scriptures. There are pictures of Jesus and there are status of Jesus on the cross everywhere. I genuinely believe this may be the reason I could never commit to Religion; it just didn’t make sense.

Knowing the scriptures speak about Satan being the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4) and he deceived the whole world (Revelation 12:9). I was very skeptical, questioning everything because I did not want to be deceived into following the ways of Satan. As a result, I rejected and dismissed the whole ideal of organized Religion and the Jesus the world portrays him to be.

I felt my only hope was to research my indigenous cultural roots to find my ancestral traditions and beliefs. Crazy thing is that led me nowhere. Something inside of me felt no spiritual connection to Africa. I was totally and completely lost, so I gave up. Years upon years went by. Finally, I went into a deep prayer asking the creator for answers and He answered.

I was blow away by what was revealed to me, it was so beautiful and yet sad at the same time. The sadness came from years of not knowing. The beauty of the revelation is so soul satisfying that I am led to share with the others.

Coming into the truth of our identity in the eyes of the Father can be exciting and challenging. One can become overwhelmed with feelings and emotions having ups and downs. The sad revelation is not many will believe you; most of your family and friends will think you done lost your mind trying to explain that we are Israelites. Guess what? You are not alone, you have Yahuah and you have Israelite brothers and sisters in the truth.

All Praises To The Most High

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