Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 9:47 AM
Subject: Answer to prayer
Let me begin by saying that I was truly blessed by your website today…… This morning I asked God to give me the right words to speak to my brothers heart, who is turning [age omitted] on the [date omitted]…… Let me explain…..
He has recently been “ordained” as a priest in the NAC….. and I have been crying out to God to help me to speak to him, as I have felt this urgency in my Spirit for him….
We have been brought up in the NAC and my parents got divorced when I was [age omitted]…… My mother left the church and obviously we (kids) did the same. But my brother returned to the NAC as my dad was still in it…….
In [date omitted] I committed my life to Jesus, got filled with the Holy Spirit and was baptized…… A joyful day that I will always remember. Recently (about two years) it is as if there is an urgency in the Spiritual realm, drawing me to a closer relationship - holy - walk with God – God says be holy as I am Holy… to do the things that God wants me to do and completely transformed/changed my prayer life…… God also brought people to our church with awesome/ inspiring messages of God’s Truth …. And so I was challenged to re-evaluate my life and walk with God….
A bit of history on my brother. He is married and [name omitted] whole family is in the NAC. (brother, sisters, dad) Believe me I tried to talk to them, not arguing, and showing them that they are wrong, but just little things here and there, but their hearts are as stone and it is truly as if their ears are blocked…… …… Loving them at the moment is not enough as I feel they are sinking deeper and deeper, and it is as if there is “death” around them – sorry I just don’t know how else to explain this……
I want to ask you, as you have been there to please pray for me so that I will speak the right words in love, that will penetrate his heart and that he will have a heart to receive the truth….. as time is running out……
Thank you for sharing your testimony and the courage to do in-depth studies so that God could reveal his truth to you…… and thank you for sharing it with others.
I believe that compromising your relationship with God will ultimately lead to spiritual death…….
In His Service always,
Thank you for your email, and what an encouragement it is to know that the website was a blessing to you.
Your experience reminded me of the Matthew 12:48-50.
Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
The will of our Father in Heaven is that we should believe in the one whom He sent, which is the victory that overcomes the world! May you be greatly blessed as you overcome the world by shedding the leaven of man-made traditions that contradict the commandments of Yah our Father. For there are many false doctrines that will lead men astray, but we are assured that His Word is truth forever.
I am sorry to hear that the hearts of those in your family are as stone and am curious to know your thoughts regarding the cause. The key aspect of my faith in the NAC was due in large part to signs and wonders, or as they are referred to in the NAC, “experiences of faith.” These miracles seem to really captivate the hearts of those in the NAC. Have you noticed this of those that you know in the NAC?
As Shaul wrote in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2,
For the secret of lawlessness is already at work – only until he who now restrains comes out of the midst. And then the lawless one shall be revealed, whom the Master shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth and bring to naught with the manifestation of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power and signs and wonders of falsehood, and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth, in order for them to be saved. And for this reason Elohim sends them a working of delusion, for them to believe the falsehood,1 (Footnote: 1Eze. 20:25, John 9:39, John 12:40, Acts 7:42, Rom. 1:24-28.) in order that all should be judged who did not believe the truth, but have delighted in the unrighteousness. But we ought to give thanks to Elohim always for you, brothers, beloved by the Master, because Elohim from the beginning chose you to be saved – in set-apartness of Spirit, and belief in the truth –1 (Footnote: 1Eph. 1:4.) unto which He called you by our Good News, for the obtaining of the esteem of our Master Yahshua(יהושע) Messiah.
Please do stay in touch and tell me how your family reacts to your pleas.
Blessings to you and peace in the name of Yahshua Messiah,