HalleluYah! Blessed is the name of Yehovah forever and ever! I will always follow the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. His personal Name is Yehovah! My goal is to spread the word of Elohim and to pass what I have learned to anyone willing to lend me their ears. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. I grew up never liking church and vividly remember my mom having to drag me to service every Sunday. Although I was never really interested in being there, much of what was taught at that pulpit stuck with me and over the years kindled a fire inside of me that yearns for knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. I remember always having questions that the ushers and pastors could not answer. If they could answer, I was not satisfied with their responses. I wanted more than just emotional speeches and holy rolling exaggerated performances. I wanted truth. I knew there was something lacking.
As a young man in my early twenties long strayed from the path of Elohim, I was reintroduced to a channel through which I began the journey I am currently on to this day. I fancied myself a musician, a song writer and a drummer. Everything I spewed was hateful, selfishness and self loathing. I was not happy where I was. I had many vices but I believe my ultimate goal, in that period, was self-destruction. One day I found myself at a recording session with a newly formed acquaintance. Together we were recording a song, I believe Elohim was working his way into my life by allowing me to first get all of this baggage off of my chest. A lot of the music I recited was sad and angry. After the session, this acquaintance gave me a business card. On this card was the Tetragrammaton, the four Hebrew letters that make up the name of Yehovah (יהוה). He told me to look that name up on Google and then we parted ways. At first I was surprised that this scar faced thug of a man, whose voice reflected pain and mannerisms insinuated he had been gang affiliated, even knew about Elohim. I had passed my carnal judgment on him. For that I was wrong. I believe this was the Ruach HaChodesh (holy spirit) subtly leading me back to the fire that was kindled so many years prior.
As the weeks went on I found myself discussing biblical matters with this man who had the appearance of a gangster and the words of a prophet. Any time I tried to trap him with a question about Christianity or God, like I had done so many times prior to other believers, he gracefully maneuvered through them with expertise always suggesting we open the book to examine what it says. I was without words many times and forced to try to prove my own points by opening a book I never read and had only heard sermons on. I often found myself yawning after discussions with this man not realizing he was wearing me out with the word of the Father. He had been slowly putting my soul to rest, resetting me back to the days of formula and underoos. Line by line, and precept by precept. I realized how little I actually knew about the scriptures, life, and the Elohim I had claimed to believe in. I learned the true name of the Elohim of Israel and developed a loving respect for His name, culture, and language. I learned of my true identity and who I am supposed to be in this world. I learned I was a Hebrew. All the years leading up to then I had claimed to believe in the God of the bible and condemned many others for not believing in Jesus. I was a hypocrite. I knew nothing. Yehovah worked through this man and through a platform that interested me to bring me back to the path of seeking a closer relationship with Him.
Since those days I have been non-stop searching in the scriptures for what it means to follow Yehovah, the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I have been seeking for what it means to serve Him, to walk with Him. I have encountered fellowships and people along the way that have allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of who my Elohim is and what he is accepting of. I have also encountered people and fellowships that have not been so encouraging or understanding of this journey. During this process I have been able to shed many of my preconceptions of God and the Christ, religion, and faith that have held me in a confused place for much of my life. Through this process I have been able to find peace by understanding what the Elohim of my fathers expects of His children and not what man expects of men. I have learned a great deal, I have shed old burdens and I still have much to learn.
I hope this website finds you in a similar place and time in your life. With questions needing to be asked and answered. I do not have these answers but I hope my stories, studies of the scriptures, and personal life experiences can be used to help guide you like a compass, through the abyss and out of that sunken place. I pray that Elohim use me as a conduit for others to seek His light. I pray that the words of Yehovah be placed in my heart that I can share them with others in a loving light. I pray that Yehovah bless you wherever you are and that He make His face shine His light upon you.
-The Northwest Hebrew