Thus says the Lord, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths,
Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls.
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of
kings is to search out a matter.
John 5:39 (Amplified version)
You search and investigate and pore over the Scriptures diligently, because you suppose and trust that you have eternal life through them. And these
[very Scriptures] testify about Me!
The ancient path is the narrow way that leads to life. It is the path that leads away from the traditions of men and worldly priorities
to focus on the original, timeless patterns and truths of God’s Word. Netivot Olam is the Hebrew for Ancient Paths. It was a cry by the lamenting prophet Jeremiah to seek the way of their forefathers. We hear
that same cry in our day - the Spirit of God calling us to return to His ways.
So we have to ask ourselves, how much is the truth worth to us? Are we willing to follow His ways even when
it is opposed to everything we've ever been taught in school, at home or even in church. In Matthew 10:37 Jesus (Yeshua) says: he who
loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me
is not worthy of Me. The scripture also says to work out your own salvation...in other words, we are the ones that are ultimately responsible for what and who we follow.
is an exerpt from an article written by Dr. Roy Blizzard that captures the idea of Reclaiming the Ancient Paths very well - http://www.biblescholars.org/2013/05/what-has-happened-to-the-church.html
"I am not interested in being a Protestant. I am not interested in being a Catholic. I want to be part of a living, dynamic, organism that operates in power and with meaning. I want to emphasize something
before you misunderstand what I am talking about. Restoration is never going to be accomplished on a denominational level. It can only happen on an individual basis. If you are in the Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Church of Christ, or whatever denomination,
restoration can happen. It will happen as there is an increased hunger and desire on the part of God’s people for true factual information. It will happen as individuals begin to ask questions about their religious beliefs and test them against linguistic,
cultural, and historical facts. The good news is that it is probably already happening to you. We are beginning to see individuals, groups, and even congregations coming together with the goal of becoming a living, dynamic, organism as described in the
Biblical text. In order to do this, we have to lay aside all of our denominational concepts and go back of Protestantism, back of Catholicism, back of gentile theology, right back to the historical situation in the 1st century. There, we find a
Jewish body of believers operating in a dimension unknown in our churches today."
Welcome again to RECLAIMING THE ANCIENT PATHS!