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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 besides Me.” (Exodus 20:2,3). When Jesus was asked, what is the greatest commandment in the Law? He 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. Christ often quoted from the Old Testament, being the Word of God (John 1:1), who inspired all the Bible writers. His quote, recorded by three of His disciples, was from either of 5 OT 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 or Joshua 22:5), each verse has slight variation in wording but identical in meaning plus they all name Jehovah as God (taken from the original Hebrew text, this can be confirmed in an Interlinear Bible that contains the Hebrew text).

    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 Jehovah, the God of all existence, by the only Man that personally knew God, His only-begotten Son, Jesus, who left His 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, "Now give your heart and your soul to seek Jehovah your God..." (1 Chronicles 22:19, also 2 Chron. 14:4 & 15:12, Isaiah 51:1, Hosea 10:12, Zephaniah 2:3). Reading about our God from writers other then the Bible writers is undependable and secondhand information. Christ gave us this Book for all to read, especially during these end times, since we don’t have the prophets of old that received direct communication from God, now we have Christ, our only advocate 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 and who God is but basically, only one Bible, although there are many translations and versions. This can become a task, but if our motive is to seek God, learning about Him becomes a focused commitment and the result is a reward of understanding and wisdom. “For Jehovah gives wisdom; out of His mouth comes knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6). What did Solomon ask for when God asked him to choose his desire, he asked for wisdom and knowledge to rule the Israelites and God gave him his wish and much more, including understanding beyond any other man (read I Kings 3:9-14 and II Chronicles 1:10-12). Christ, the Word and Advocate (1 John 2:1), is the only way to Jehovah God, the Father and God of Jesus, “…I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.” (John 20:17).

    The Bible is much clearer and more accurate when you know and use God’s name, Jehovah, which was originally used 6747 times in the Old Testament Hebrew text. Since this has been all but completely omitted in most all common Bibles, it has escapes the attention of most all 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, the Word of God who inspired all the Bible writers, New and Old Testaments.

    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 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 this 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, from the God of our worship, Jehovah.

    The Kingdom of God is our destination, if we so choose life, which is only available to us through Jesus, or we can choose the alternative or not choose either, both of these alternative choices are void of any future. We cannot accidentally arrive at this destination because the Kingdom of God is on another level, a higher existence that needs to be given, not accomplished or purchased. We have a spiritual journey of cleansing ourselves, the discarding of all impurities because the environment of God's Kingdom is pure. First we need to know what pure is, in order to accomplish this purification. We need the strength that only Christ will provide, if we commit to seeking God Jehovah with our utmost effort. We personally must put forth our effort in order that Christ can work His strength to accomplish righteousness in us. Our effort, His power, but first we need to know the character of righteousness, found in its purest form in God's word.

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