Sent: April-14-19 4:54 AM
I come from France . I will try my best to communicate in English.
My story is very unusual because I come from a Muslim family.
I come to introduce myself but I am very scared because I do not know you enough and I am afraid to mislead. Yet what you say in the path of the truth, I myself have lived.
Less than a year ago, I met Jesus Christ spiritually twice during a walk and when I praised him. While I prayed for a sin related to a very old trauma, I felt hands on my head, a sweetness, a kindness that I had never known. At the same time I felt like a big wave in my heart,
I supllied to the one who had hurt me to be saved.
Then Jesus asked me to be less prescriptive. But I did not understand because I had a lot of inferiority complex. It only lasted a few seconds. A few weeks before, a Jehovah Witness had approached me but I told him that I would follow Jesus Christ one day if only it comes from the heart.
Things have changed in my way of thinking. I have myself thrown also books that were idols for me.
Unfortunately, I sometimes look for the glory of men. It’s stronger than me. My sin that I had asked to remove because out of control, is in latency and wakes up sometimes.
From: Victor Hafichuk
Date: Tue, May 28, 2019 at 2:23 PM
Hi R, I apologize for the time taken to respond.
Seeing you’ve been a Muslim, I will give you some background and history according to the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, both of which are Jewish, which God has provided to mankind.
Jesus Christ is the Creator and Lord of all. He is God Almighty Who appeared bodily about 2000 years ago to Israel. [He was] Born to save the world by laying down His life and taking it up again. His life on earth and the bodily resurrection from the dead are the manifestations of His Person/Being in the flesh, known as “the Son” to those who believe.
Faith in Jesus Christ is the only way by which man can be saved and brought out of his corruption. His corruption began in Adam when Adam decided to turn away from God in the Garden of Eden at the beginning of time. In Adam, all mankind descending from him in the future fell with him.
The Seed of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob, Jesus Christ, was manifest in due time to reconcile all mankind to Himself.
Definition of the Son of God
I could introduce you to my physical son. But in another manner of speaking, I could also give you an image of myself and call that manifestation of me, “my son.” If I gave you a video of me, which you can find on YouTube, I might say, “That’s my ‘son,’ in that you have an image or representation of me. But God, being Almighty, can give you not only a mere picture of Himself, but a Living Man made in His image, introduced into this world through a miraculous birth by a virgin, and call Himself, “My Son.”
God began the process of reconciling all mankind to Himself about 4500 years ago through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Hebrew patriarchs. The Holy Scriptures, which are True and Trustworthy, testify of the history of God’s work of universal salvation from the beginning of man and through the Hebrews and Jews, then the rest of the nations of the earth. He formed the nation Israel from Jacob and his sons while they were in Egypt over 3500 years ago.
God redeemed Israel from Egypt and gave Israel His Law, the Ten Commandments, in the wilderness by His prophet Moses. Forty years later, He brought the Israelites into the land of Canaan. God had promised this land of Canaan to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob about 4 to 5 centuries earlier.
By establishing a human priesthood, and a Law-keeping system of clean animal blood sacrifices until the Anointed One (Christ) came, God taught Israel that no works on their part could ever suffice to make things right with Him. The majority of Israel, those without God’s grace or favor, had failed to obey God, which was inevitable and expected. God was proving that no man can obey God without His grace.
So then God provided His Own Sacrifice of His “Son” to shed His Blood as the Perfect Sacrifice for sin and make things right with Him, seeing Israel and the world could not do so, as He proved to them by giving them full opportunity to try.
In the wilderness and thereafter in the land of Canaan God gave them, He taught the Israelites His will, He spoke to them by His many judges and prophets. Finally, at the appointed time, He manifested Himself to Israel about 2000 years ago, during the Roman Empire era, as Yeshua HaMashiach, His Son.
Yeshua HaMashiach laid down His Life, took it up again, and gave His Spirit to His disciples, which, in effect made them much as Himself. By His Spirit, they spread the Good News that salvation was now available, that mankind’s hope was, and is, in Jesus Christ. They called on all people to turn from their gods and their sin, which is the breaking of God’s Law, known as the Ten Commandments, the Blueprint and Rule Book for True Life.
God’s chosen people from among the nations of the earth, the Jews, that is, the nation of Israel, rejected Him, as God had predetermined. Consequently, within 40 years from Christ’s death, burial, resurrection from the dead after 3 days and 3 nights, and ascension into Heaven 40 days later, Israel, its capital Jerusalem, and the Great Temple of God, were destroyed by the Romans, as predetermined.
The people as a nation were greatly diminished and scattered throughout the world for about 1900 years. Their land was desolated for many centuries until recently. What a price to pay for disobedience!
But all these things were happening according to God’s Plan and Sovereignty over all. Israel was formally approved by the United Nations in 1947 and was restored and declared a nation on May 14, 1948.
The process continues to this day and is partly manifest in me and those who believe on Jesus Christ. God’s operative plan is also manifest in the rebirth of Israel, miraculously raised from the ashes of the Holocaust, with Jews returning from all corners of the earth to their ancient land that God promised Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob over 4000 years ago. This restoration has occurred despite all odds, the Jews being severely persecuted, opposed, outnumbered, and out-armed by many times. Who but God can do such a thing?
This is a heavy letter for you. Let me know you received it as soon as you get it, then begin to translate and study it until you can somewhat understand what I’ve written for your sake. Then, you can write and ask questions if you will. Ask God to help you understand and receive His counsel to you by me.
Knowing and believing the things I teach you, you will come to faith and overcome evil. As Jesus said, “You shall know the Truth and the Truth will make you free.”
Yes, it is "Who" is the Christ, and the answer is, of course, “the Lord Jesus.” However, we can also ask "What" is the Christ? The answer is exciting.
A customer at Harvest Haven takes leave of us, “shocked and horrified” that we “spread such inflammatory words about a whole religion,” and regretting “every dollar ever spent in [our] store.” She says, with a straight face, that she will never come back because she “values freedom of religion and respect for ALL people.”
What a peculiar thing that men should call themselves witnesses of the God they do not recognize or acknowledge. How, then, can they be His witnesses? We witness the truth to them in these correspondences, so that they might be delivered of this delusion.