I am writing this letter as a testimony of how Yahweh has helped me overcome most of my sins through Yisrayl A. Hawkins at The Great House of Yahweh.
I remember as a child being taught a form of religion by my parents and grandparents, but not the Heavenly Father’s true religion, laws and way of life. I was taught to go to church on Sundays and do the sign of the cross every time we went by a church. One of the things I enjoyed about Sundays was not so much going to church, but going to eat at a restaurant with my parents and grandparents afterwards (little did I know then…). I was sent to Sunday school and remember very little of what I was taught. The only thing that comes to mind was being briefly told about the story of “Moses” being in the desert. When as a young adolescent I became an altar boy and made my first communion. I started studying some of the prayers we were supposed to memorize and chant.
I believe I was around 12 years old when one of the fellow altar boys complained about being fondled by the Priest’s assistant at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. My brother and I casually told our parents and they just told us to be careful. We stopped going to church because our grandparents stopped going to church and they didn’t take us out to eat anymore. I still kept the worldly holidays of Easter, July 4th, father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine’s Day – but all of these celebrations signified drinking alcohol and marry making in my family. The keeping of these holidays played a part in my becoming and addict and alcoholic later in life – that and my parents and grandparents being alcoholics…dad was an addict. As my addiction worsened between the ages of 14 to 27…I gradually drifted from religion – feeling that something was not totally right. I had casually read the Bible when I rented hotel rooms, yet did not seem to grasp what it was saying – plus being under the influence of drugs and alcohol did not help. My life spiraled out of control as a semi-practicing Catholic. I would stay go “loaded” to church on Christmas night, yet would attend church about 1 to 4 times per year or during funerals. At the age of 27 years old, I hit what addicts and alcoholics call “rock-bottom”. I had not desire to live anymore per say due to my destructive lifestyle and had decided to stop using drugs and alcohol – and change my lifestyle. There was an inner voice calling for change – no I am not schizophrenic. There were bouts of motivation for change, but my lifestyle and belief system kept me from changing. So I decided to go to rehab…
Granted I have not written all the gory sinful details as a child up to now…but it was bad. My parents and grandparents did not know what righteousness was – so they lived an evil lifestyle, as well as my aunts, uncles and cousins.
So I went to rehab for about 83 days and was taught to live a “spiritual life”…to do my Higher Power’s will – granted the teaching was that my “higher power” could be just about anything. Well from my previous lifestyle experience – my previous “higher powers” were drugs, sin and Satan…sssooo I knew that I had to look to the Heavenly Father as my source of power. So I stay clean from drugs and alcohol for about 1 year by going to AA meetings and getting a sponsor who had lesser clean time that what I did. I worked the 12 steps of AA and “chaired” some meetings…yet my life was still not right. I was not drinking or using, but was caught up in adultery, fornication, stealing and stupidity.
I tried going back to Catholic religion – by going to church and praying to the statues, lighting candles and giving money – but still felt moderately empty. I was still keeping the worldly holidays – but was actually stealing in order to buy gifts for my family members and friends for Christmas – insane. I had started having these cravings to understand the Bible more, especially since I had been studying to be a counselor and was seeking “a relationship” with a Christian woman. – more insanity. I had gone to a Christian Church with her about 2 times and saw how people went up to the altar and the preacher would “lay hands” on them and pray. The people would faint and then wake up afterwards. Huh- I decided to try it but I did not faint – did not feel anything actually. So around this same time at 28 years old, I had been clean about 1 year and some months when I was listening to this guy sharing at an AA meeting. He was talking about faith and uttered the verse in Hebrews 11:1 “Now the faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. “ This really, really caught my attention. So the meeting ended and he left his scribbled paper with the scripture on the table. I went outside and returned it to him and asked if he was wiling to be my sponsor. He advised me he only had about 3 or 4 months clean. I explained that I really enjoyed what he had shared. He told me to pray to Yahweh about it and then let me know. I said “who?”. He said “Yahweh”. I asked “who is Yahweh”. He said that was the Name of the Creator. I looked at him with a puzzled expression. I was already used to praying in the mornings and night so I prayed to the Heavenly Father to help me make a right choice.
Well I got back with this man and told him that I wanted to proceed with him being my sponsor and I wanted to know more about Yahweh. During our first few conversations he told me about the House of Yahweh and a booklet entitled “Why Aren’t Your Prayers Answered”. I asked him if he could lend it to me – he did under the instructions that I take great care of it since the booklet was very special to him. After reading that booklet – my life has never been the same. It’s like a light switched was turned on or a fire was ignited inside of me. He then gave me the House of Yahweh numbers to call to order my own booklets. I did and did not receive material, so I called again and again until finally I received a packet. Throughout the 3 months of working with my sponsor he advised me that The House of Yahweh was seen as a cult and they regarded Yisrayl Hawkins as a cult leader. I didn’t care…I continued studying HOY material. Well Feast of Passover and Unleavened Bread 2000 rolled around the corner and my sponsored asked if I wanted to go with him to keep a feast. I said “a feast??” – granted had not gotten that far into my studies. He briefly explained and I said “sure I’ll go as an observer just to check it out”. By this time I had a strong feeling about the House of Yahweh. I had gone to the Christian Church 1 time and asked the priest there about Yahweh and Yahshua. I asked “do you know who Yahshua is?” He answered “yes I know who Yeshua is:. I asked “do you know who Yahweh is?”…he just looked at me and turned and walked away. I was like WOW.
So of I went to the Great House of Yahweh to keep my first feast to the best of my ability of course – under that present understanding. Walking into the sanctuary was light walking into a very bright room – not because of the lighting but because of the people in that sanctuary. I remember hearing the Great Kohan Yedidyah talk about the violence taught in the cartoons – I was like shocked and in awe…well once I got to hear Pastor Yisrayl Hawkins speak for a second time (1st time was the free tape Mark of the Beast) – that was it – I was even more convinced that the House of Yahweh was the place for me. The catholic and Christian religions were not teaching about overcoming sin to attain salvation. Even as a child, my dad joined the Mormon religion and we had “sisters” come to our house to teach us. I didn’t get anything out of that except lusting after the beautiful women that went to teach us – more insanity of course.
So during that feast I decided that I wanted to get baptized into the Great House of Yahweh – not just to attain salvation but to overcome my sins. So I met with 2 priestly Baptism Counselors and they gave me the little baptism booklet to study. I studied and studied and studied those 7 days because I wanted to get baptized at the end of feast – which I did…ssooo 11 years have gone by and I have learned tremendously from the Great Pastor and Overseer Yisrayl Hawkins. The conversion process has been difficult for me due to my past and present situations, yet I desire to endure until the very end. Had it not been for Pastor Yisrayl Hawkins, the House of Yahweh and the Great Priests of Yahweh I would have been dead 1,000 times by now. I learned what it means to be righteous and to live a righteous lifestyle. I have learned that I can overcome sin and come to perfection. I have learned that Yahweh is a loving and caring Heavenly Father and has a great plan being worked out. I’ve learned about the Laws of Possession and Headship. I have learned about cleansing the human body, about agriculture, about economics, diplomacy, leadership, holiness, the planets, the universe, spiritual beings, the deception of the worldly religions, world history, farming and many, many more things.
In a nutshell I have been taught to be an honorable and stable man, husband and father – but more importantly human being and servant (future Priest). Thank you Yisrayl Hawkins for being a Great Servant of Yahweh and for allowing Yourself to be molded into the Image and Likeness of Yahweh. May Father Yahweh continue to bless you immensely.
Thankful in Yahweh
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