Monday, May 3, 2010

Reggie White's Sojourn of Faith

Reggie White's Sojourn of Faith;
A Mighty Man of Elohim Who Shall be among the
All Time Greats in the coming Kingdom of Heaven.

The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness. Isaiah 57:1-2

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On December 26, 2004 about the time of the massive Tsunami that rampaged throughout the Indian Ocean; Reggie White whose sleep was affected by the condition known as sleep apnea, took his last breath.

Reggie was a World Class athlete best known as the National Football League's "Minister of Defense". He played Defensive End for the Philadelphia Eagles, before earning a Superbowl Ring with the Green Bay Packers.

When Reggie retired for good after a "Last Hurrah" with the Carolina Panthers he had established a then NFL record of 198 Career Quarterback sacks. Reggie was well respected among his peers in the NFL as a tough, yet fair competitor who spent his off-field time as a Baptist Preacher.Reggie had been ordained early on in his teenage years and he was quite outspoken about his Christian testimony. Reggie took some punches from the media for what they considered to be his controversial Biblical based views on homosexuality, and abortion.

After his retirement from Pro Football, and after diligently seeking his Heavenly Father's will for the next stage of his life Reggie took some time off from active Ministry to begin to search out the Ancient Hebrew Roots of his Faith and began to study the Torah from a handful of gifted Scriptural teachers including Monte Judah, Nehemiah Gordon, and Michael Rood. Reggie had an earnest desire to Shema (Hear) the voice of Abba Yahuwah and T'shuva (repent) for his many years of merely being "More of a motivational speaker, than someone who was really preaching the Word of the Lord".

Reggie simply was not interested in being paraded around the whole Christian Church scene as a famous former athlete to draw large crowds to the various Churches he might have continued to visit. After listening to his own growing up kids pleadings on "Why do we have to go to Church with you, we already know what you are going to preach about"! Reggie wisely choose to begin to really:

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

Reggie began to really grow in his Faith in Messiah Yahshua, as he began to more fully understand what Yahshua meant when he stated:

I and my Father are Echad (One).
If you Love me keep my Commandments.

When Reggie prayerfully inquired with his Heavenly Father about just what Commandments that he should keep to the best of his ability, according to his station in life as a loving husband, and father who loved both his Heavenly Father, as well as his only begotten Son the answer he received in his Spirit was:

"All of them" ...including Scriptural Sabbath

Needless to say Reggie's newly discovered Ancient Pathway of Faith was not well received by his New Covenant Christian brethren, especially the leadership of the Christian Churches where he formerly rubbed shoulders, and broke bread (and made mo bread!) with.

Reggie the Cash Cow had gone "Off Range" and was now considered to be a "Heretic" especially after his now prolonged visits to the Land of Israel to study Hebrew and learn under the guidance of both Messianic, and Karaite Scholars in Israel. While Reggie has been dearly missed by his family, as well as his new found Messianic brethren, he shall certainly be among the All Time Eternal Greats' in the soon coming Kingdom of Heaven for not only was he Torah observant, he also began to teach other Renewed Covenant Believers to walk in greater obedience to our Heavenly Creator. As Michael Rood so eloquently states:

"Reggie, we'll see you when the smoke (of the Day of Yahweh) clears"!