I am a 37-years old mother of a big family. I found faith in Yeshua in the year 2003, or actually He found me. I was aware of the God of Israel and crucified “Jesus”, but I could never have never guessed how big a change it would bring when I really asked for forgiveness and repented from sin, giving my life into His hands.
I had not read much Bible earlier, until Holy Spirit began to do her work in me. I could not eat foods containing blood anymore and pork caused me joint pain. YHVH also put love for Israel into my heart.
Later on when we moved to another place to live, I received a the baptism in the Holy Spirit and began to hear Lord’s voice more clearly. I had taken the word much for the tickling of my ears to say, without really understanding the Holy Scriptures. Thus I used to read much Psalms.
After getting filled with the Holy Spirit I often heard the word Yeshua coming out of my lips as I prayed in tongues. Some way I immediately understood who He was. Then one morning as I woke up, I heard the Holy Spirit speaking clearly in my heart, like as if I would have had a third ear in my stomach! He spoke: “I open the doors of the House of Jacob to you.” At the time I did not yet understand what it meant.
In about 2009 God began to teach me in different ways about doing real repentance. I also began to pray much for Israel.
Before my trip to Israel at the year in 2010, I was in a big Christian meeting and as we left driving from there I raised my legs to the window screen of the car and suddenly heard a thud coming from the bottom of my sneakers. There was a badge caught in my shoe and it was a grafted in –symbol (menorah, star and fish)! Again The Lord spoke me about Israel.
The trip to Israel was remarkable and I was constantly so full of Holy Spirit that it was hard to keep standing. We read much the Word of God and learned a lot during that group travel. We got an additional week in Israel because of the ash cloud from Iceland, and so we got to see the lovely independence celebrations of Israel!
Now I knew I had found my home country once and for all; the country God had spoken already so much about.
I have received and keep receiving songs from the Bible and only later on have I understood that they are also about Israel, like my song “For Zion’s sake I cannot keep silent” or “Make a pathway” which are both from the Book of Isaiah, chapter 62.
We began to sing Hebrew songs also with my praise band Shofar, as those songs were simply brought in front of me! In the year 2011 one of my friends became a believer and we were having a home meeting at her place. I saw some book on the table, and it had in its cover the same grafted in-symbol in its cover that I had found caught in my shoe a year before my trip to Israel! The book was The Healing Power of the Roots by Bishop Dominiquae Bierman! I did not know what the book would contain, but I felt an urgent need to read that very book! Thus I bought one for myself and began to read it bit by bit in home. I was so excited! God had gradually spoken to me about the same things during the years, but now I gained more understanding what it was all about!
We had a little prayer team of women, and we had been praying that we could go deeper in the truth in the will of God. We were also praying much for Israel. God had begun to speak also about the same things to the other women in that group than as He had spoken to me, including the Shabbat and the holy diet.
In the late winter 2013 God spoke to me that now it was the time to give up Christmas and all idols related to it. I had only one free day on that week and that was Shabbat. As that day was passing by I just couldn’t get started getting rid of all Christmas decorations and things, even though I had decided to do it at that very day. I just kept on thinking how lovely the Christmas is. Then my mother called me a couple of times and urged me to start destructing those things, as she herself had also got rid of some icons and things I had urged her to destroy. Then it started: cleansing from my biggest idol, that had probably been more important to me than Yeshua himself! What a joy and freedom busted out!
I had also bought Bishop Dominiquae Bierman’s book Grafted in, and I was slowly going through it. A new season began in our family. I talked to our children about not having a Christmas anymore, and they were wondering what happens to the presents? I promised that we can start to celebrate Hanukkah, and so we did at in 2013, for the first time as a family. My husband was satisfied as well, since he did not have to go through that hassle and stress what always used to be part of Christmas. We had also begun to celebrate the Shabbat little by little and I began to notice what blessings it brought in.
Israel is in my heart and prayers every day. Last year I had an opportunity to be there celebrating Sukkot. Now I am studying GRM Bible School and after each lesson I am so refreshed, HalleluYah! Praise to Messiah Yeshua for this Ministry!