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Seek God

   “And if you shall seek Jehovah your God from there, then you shall find Him, if you shall seek Him with your whole heart and with all your soul,” (Deut 4:29). The first Commandment is: “I am Jehovah your God who has brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. You shall not have any other gods beside Me.” (Exodus 20:2,3). When asked, what is the great commandment in the Law? Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul, and with all your mind.” This was recorded by Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30 and Luke 10:27. In this verse from Matthew, Christ quoted from the Old Testament, as He often did, being the Word of God (John 1:1), this verse is from either of 5 verses “And you shall love Jehovah your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.” (Deuteronomy 6:5, 11:13, 13:3, 30:6 and Joshua 22:5), each verse has slight variations in its wording but identical meaning, plus they all name Jehovah as God (taken from the original Hebrew text), which can be read in an Interlinear Bible that includes the Hebrew text, all translated from Strong's #3068, "Yehovah".

    Can we love God without knowing Him? Can we worship God without knowing why He is worthy of worship? The only sure way to know Jehovah, is by reading the only book written about God, inspired by the only Man who knew God (with one exception, Adam knew and saw Jehovah, before He sinned and then lost his direct access with his Creator when he and Eve were cast our of the garden of Eden), His only-begotten Son, now named Jesus, who left His high position in Heaven to become the Son of man for the sake of our salvation. Christ asked us to seek His Father many times through inspiration, to His chosen Old Testament writers; Deut. 4:29, 1 Chronicles 22:19 & 28:9, 2 Chron. 7:14, 14:4 & 15:2, Isaiah 51:1, Hosea 10:12, Zephaniah 2:3. Reading about our God from writers, other then the Bible writers is undependable secondhand information, tainted by the flawed minds of men. Christ gave us this Book for all to read, especially during these end times, since we now have no designated prophets that receives direct communication from God. Now, we have Christ, our only Mediator between God and man, "For God is one, also there is one Mediator of God and of man, the Man Jesus Christ." (I Timothy 2:5). There are millions of books written about the Bible attempting to describe who God is and His many instructions, but basically, only one Bible, although there are many translations and versions. Reading God's word is certainly a task, but if your motive is to seek God, learning about Him, and this becomes a focused commitment, then the results of our quest may be the cherished reward of understanding and wisdom. “For Jehovah gives wisdom; out of His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:6), and He gave us a twenty-four period of time for this purpose, called the "Sabbath day" (refer to the 4th Commandment). What did Solomon ask for when God called him to choose his desire, he asked for wisdom and knowledge to rule the Israelites, and God gave him wisdom, knowledge and much more beyond any other man, read II Chronicles 1:10-12.

    Christ, the Word and our Advocate, "My little children, I write these things to you so that you do not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus the righteous."  (1 John 2:1); Christ is the only way to Jehovah God, the Father of Jesus, "Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6). We should come to the Father by the words that Jesus inspired to all the Bible writer, all other writer's words about the Bible need to be tested and proven by God's word.

   The Bible reads much clearer and more accurate when you use God’s name, Jehovah, which was originally used by Christ over 6700 times in the Old Testament Hebrew text. Since "Jehovah" has been all but completely omitted in most all the common Bibles, it has escapes the attention of most of the Christian community. Calling God by His name was important to the Psalmist and all the Old Testament writers and it is most certainly important to Christ, since He inspired all the Bible writes and this was confirmed by John in Revelation, "And I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion! And with Him were a hundred and forty-four thousands, with the name of His Father haven been written on their foreheads." (Revelation 14:1), written in the minds of these men.

    To love God Jehovah is a calling of Christ and to seek God with all our heart and mind is the only way to know Him, this is necessary to correctly and completely love and worship Jehovah in spirit and truth. “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. For the Father also seeks such ones that worship Him.” (John 4:23). Christ gave us these words in order to accomplish His calling and His words are a blessing if we read or hear them as Christ inspired them, and the results are precious gifts of understanding God's word, Jehovah, the One deserving of our praise and worship.

    The Kingdom of God is our destination, if we so choose life, which is only available to us through God's Son, Jesus, but we are free to choose the alternative, which is void of any future. We cannot accidentally arrive at this destination because the Kingdom of God is on another level, a higher existence that can only be given, not accomplished or purchased. Entrance into God's kingdom is the accomplishment of a successful spiritual journey involving the cleansing of our soul; the discarding of all ungodly impurities, because the environment of God's Kingdom is pure; anyone holding onto anything that is not pure cannot be in His presence. First we need to know what pure is in order to accomplish this purification process, we also need the strength that only Christ can provide for us, if we commit ourselves to seeking God Jehovah with our utmost effort in our preparation to be in God's presence, to face and speak with our Creator, God Almighty, Jehovah. This task of cleansing is our responsibility and it takes our effort; it is our heart that needs changing to righteousness, showing God that we know Him and to prove that we love Him and this can be accomplished by our will and the strength that Christ is waiting to share with us, by our personal commitment in seeking His Father, our Father, the one and only God, Jehovah. This is being born again.

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