The void in me needed to be filled, so in my search for the truth, in 1984, I started attending church service at "The Worldwide Church of God". For those who are not aware of this denomination, the observation of the Sabbath and the Jewish festival was a doctrine expected from it members. For over 10 years, I lived as a Jew, observing all the festivals and kosher dietary law. I did not fully understanding that they were the shadows of thing to come fulfilled 2000 years ago, Col 2:17. The fellowship and the genuine warmth of the congregation members was very enjoyable. The present of the Holy Spirit was felt. The members showed love toward each other's.
Now when I look back I understand. He toke action in my life. He saw that I was overwhelmed by the care of this world. I was miserable, unhappy, with a thirsty soul. He reminded me of my first love. He knew what I wont all along. Now when I look back, I do understand what happen. When a church denies the Holy Spirit, God deny the church Titus 1:15-16, 2 Timothy 3:4-6, 2 Peter 2:1-3. The church is the body of Christ. He is the Head. The members are filled with the Holy Spirit. One of the main purpose of the Holy Spirit is to teach 1 Co 2:13. The Worldwide Church of God became the prey of false teachers as forewarn by, Jude: 5. Since the false teachers were in a position of leadership, many recognized it and left.
"Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit," Jn 3:5-6.Born of water is not water baptism; it is born in the flesh. Born again of the Spirit is also a beginning, living in the spirit. So, do not expect to know everything in one bible study. Expect a life journey walking with Jesus, learning the application of His Word. As Jesus replied, "But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice". Luke 11:28 (New Living Translation)
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, "I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. Luke 10:21
"which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets," Ephesians 3:5."the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints". Colossians 1:26