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Initial steps to the Messiah

Because the Fathers thoughts and ways are not our thoughts and ways (Isaiah 55:8-9), it’s important to pray that the Father will teach us how to live (Psalm 25:4-5).

The wisdom of this world is considered foolishness in God’s sight.


We are all temporary in this life. There is nothing more certain than, one day, we will die. We will pass from this life to whatever comes next. Ultimately, it is up to each individual to determine their own path and to decide how they will prepare for that inevitable moment, there is no alternative.

Most people are not prepared to die, yet it could happen moments from now to anyone. The moment of death is not the time to decide to prepare for what comes next, that preparation includes giving your life to the Father and living as the Messiah taught us to do, walking in the renewed covenant in all truth and honesty, worshiping the Father in the manner he has told us with respect, and developing a relationship with the Father. This should also reflect in our attitudes and actions towards others, especially the marginalised and the suffering.


So lets talk about how you should take steps to meet the the Messiah.

John 14:6 Yahusha said to him, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father too. From now on you know Him, and have seen.”

One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve. That is especially true in a believers walk. It’s easy to give the enemy an opening, get distracted, tempted or allow him to use his greatest weapon, fear. We need to be clear and always focused on what goal we are trying to achieve.

What is the goal in your life? If you forget it or are not focused on it, you’re certainly not likely to achieve it. One of your key goals should be to develop a personal relationship with the Messiah, and worship the Father in spirit and truth, renounce your sin (and do not do it again) and be baptised.

"Knowing of" someone and truly knowing them through a personal relationship is two very different concepts. Simply being aware of someone's existence, or even having a brief introduction, does not equate to a deep understanding of their character, experiences, and values. To truly know someone, an individual needs to build a friendship with them.

A personal relationship involves taking the time to understand their lives, sharing experiences together, and developing a personal connection that goes beyond surface-level interactions. True friendship requires effort and investment, it is a valuable and rewarding experience that allows for a deeper understanding of others. It also suggests that true knowledge of another person can only be gained through mutual understanding, empathy, and connection.


A personal relationship involves mutual knowledge and understanding, which can only be built over time and through intentional effort. It requires a willingness to open up and share oneself, and to listen. In the case of a personal relationship with the Messiah, it means seeking to understand His character and teachings, and to align our lives with His will. It also means inviting Him into our daily lives and seeking His guidance and presence. Now we cannot do that without being set-apart from the world we live in, and spending time in prayer and study of the Word.

The Messiah spoke of this in Matthew 7:21.

Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens. 22 “Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’ 23 “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’

The importance of the relationship with the Messiah is clearly set out in John 14:16

John 14:6 Yahusha said to him, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father too. From now on you know Him, and have seen.”


To start your relationship with the Messiah, you first need to trust and believe in the Messiah, believe the Messiahs sacrifice was atonement for your sins, change your ways to follow the Messiah and the Scriptures, and be prepared to develop a relationship through prayer with the Father and the Messiah. We are talking a life changing event here, a spiritual miracle as you allow the Set Apart Spirit to teach you and challenge you. In John 3:16 the Messiah set out the requirement

​John 3:16 “For Elohim so loved the world that He gave His only brought-forth Son, so that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but possess everlasting life.

In his letter to the Romans, Paul explained this further

Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth the Master Yahusha and believe in your heart that Elohim has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, and so is saved.

If you genuinely seek the Messiah, you will want to be obedient to his teaching and keep his commandments. The Messiah advised us to keep his commands.

John 14:15 “If you love Me, you shall guard My commands……….. 21 “He who possesses My commands and guards them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I shall love him and manifest Myself to him.”………… 23 Yahusha answered him, “If anyone loves Me, he shall guard My Word. And My Father shall love him, and We shall come to him and make Our stay with him.  24 “He who does not love Me does not guard My Words. And the Word which you hear is not Mine but of the Father Who sent Me.


So, what are the Messiahs commands? The Messiah did not come to do away with the Torah as many will teach you, He came to fulfill the Torah. The Torah remains. In Matthew 5:17, the Messiah said

Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to complete. 18 “For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one yod or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done.  19 “Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.  20 “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall by no means enter into the reign of the heavens.


The Messiah has called you to follow his commands set out in the Ten Commandments starting in Exodus 20:1. But we are called for more than that. The Messiah set out in Matthew 22:35

Matthew 22:35 37 And Yahusha said to him, “ ‘You shall love Yahuah your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your mind.’ 38 “This is the first and great command. 39 “And the second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ 40 “On these two commands hang all the Torah and the Prophets.”


The Torah also sets out our salvation plan through the “Appointed Times”, also called the “Feasts of Yahuah”. The Messiah and his disciples and the early believers kept these times, and you should remember them. Pages on this web site set out the Spring and Autumn Feasts, so there is more detail there that you should study.


The Messiahs sacrifice fulfilled the Spring Feasts, he is our blood sacrifice for the remission of sins, so blood sacrifice is no longer required. We always remember the Messiahs sacrifice on Passover Day, His interment in the Earth during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, his resurrection as the first fruits of the harvest of souls, and His offering of himself to the Father on the Feast of First Fruits.


The Autumn Feasts are also known as the "Feasts of Ingathering" and include the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles. These feasts are yet to be fulfilled and are associated with the Messiah's second coming. The Feast of Trumpets represents the calling of the assembly and a time of repentance, while the Day of Atonement is a day of repentance and sacrifice, and the Feast of Tabernacles represents the Messianic era of peace and joy on earth. It is important to study and understand these Feasts as they reveal the Fathers Salvation plan for mankind and the role of the Messiah in fulfilling that plan.

Study these in the Old Testament as these set out the Fathers salvation plan.

The Messiah can open your eyes, just the same as he did for the beggar at the pool of Siloam (John Chapter 9) who was prepared to take a step in faith. The Set Apart Spirit can teach you new values, and the Father can write His words on your heart. After meeting the Messiah in prayer, seeking forgiveness, and receiving the Set Apart Spirit, you will see the world around you very differently. You will see and understand what you never saw before as the Scriptures open to you. But do not think it is an easy walk, the action of seeking the Messiah will invoke the wrath of our enemy. Only a pure walk in the Messiah way will provide you with the protection you will need from the enemy.

The last moment before death is not the point at which anyone should try to start a personal relationship or seek to be led to repentance, now is the time. It is crucial to have a personal relationship with the Father and the Messiah, to accept the Messiah as one's personal Savior and to walk in his path, and to strive to understand and keep his laws. It is also important to be mindful of false teachings and to seek the truth in the Scriptures. By regularly examining yourself and striving to align with the teachings of the Scriptures, you can be better prepared for judgement.

The Scriptures sets out the steps you must take. How prepared are you now to face judgement? Do you have unresolved issues, have you accepted the Messiah as your personal Saviour and do you walk in the Messiah path? Do you understand and keep his laws? Have you tuned from false teaching and seek the truth in the Scriptures?

If you are prepared to turn from sin, seek the Father and Messiah with all your heart, then contact us, we would be delighted to speak and pray with you.

Web page last updated 5 March 2023

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