As Ecclesiastes 1:9 told us, "there is nothing new under the sun." This being the case, it should come as no surprise to those of us who pursue the raw, unedited truth of the whole Word of God, that we're often greeted with our share of challenges. Those without the understanding that the perfect, holy and righteous instructions of Yah are no burden, will likely blame our professed challenges to the law itself; however, the great irony lies in the fact that the burden actually comes from other professing believers far more often than it comes from our pursuit of dying to self. In fact, if you're like me, you already know that the hardest part of obedience is found simply in submission, or getting out of your own way. Once we begin to sharpen the art of truly dying to self, we start understanding what Yeshua meant when he said "my yoke is easy and burden is light."
Think about it...is doing nothing on Saturday really that hard?
The reality is, no, no it's not. What's hard is getting out of our own way, putting our own desires aside for the purpose and will of the Most High. Until we learn the art of truly dying to self, we'll constantly be battling the flesh over what should be theoretically simple instructions. Doing what essentially amounts to nothing on the 7th day of the week (other than worshiping Yah) sounds like an experience that anyone who loves our heavenly Father should be willing to agree with, that is...until our own deep-rooted desires get in the way and we begin to scour our Bibles for out-of-context statements and pulpit cliches (like Jesus is my sabbath, etc.) to excuse ourselves from what Yah called eternal.
The reality of the situation is less than ideal. One might think that a group of "Christians" on social media would be able to get along as well as Paul and Timothy (you know, since the fruit of the Spirit should be theoretically evident in those led of the Spirit); however, as time has passed over the months, it has become abundantly clear that once you become labeled Torah Observant, you're less welcome than Yeshua in the Jerusalem temple.
But God works all things together for the good of those who love Him.
In the wake of recent events, it seems that once again, the Spirit of Yah is revealing His direction for our lives despite our hardheadedness. They say "when one door closes, another one opens," and in the case of the Christian Truthers ministry, it's time we begin to open new doors for fellowship and outreach that extend beyond the highly contentious social media platforms we've frequented in the past. This is not to say we won't continue to post on YouTube and Facebook, we will, but recently the Lord has seriously laid it on our hearts to find new avenues of fellowship and outreach that aren't plagued by such tremendous hostility for those who love the whole Word of Yah (including some removed texts).
So if you're like us and want to pursue both the spiritual and physical applications of God's instructions, and how we might apply them to our daily lives, welcome. If you've simply come to wreak havoc and completely disagree with what we stand for, we wish you well on your journey. If this is your first time here, make sure you check out our "Who We Are" and "What We Believe" sections while you're waiting for more content from Adam, Jacquie and myself. Until next time, here's to new beginnings! I'm Justin with Christian Truthers, blessings and shalom.