Michael Leo Blackett, born June 1966
If there are any spelling or grammar mistakes that is due to my Dyslexia.
Well here goes. I was born in a thunderstorm in a town called Ipswich Suffolk England, hence why I love a good thunderstorm. My parents both come from Barbados West Indies.
My mother was raised as a Catholic and my father was not raised in any religion. My mother told me that when she was around I think 12 or 14 years old, when she went to school in the morning, there was a statue of “Mother Mary” which they had to kneel in front of and they were made to believe that she (Mary) was real. Until one day a girl jumped over the gate and knocked the face of Mary with her fist and turn around and said, “IT’S WOOD GIRLS, ITS WOOD.”
So from that moment on, my mother made a decision to never to pray to anything or any god, which she did until the day I nearly died. (That’s another story.) Some months later, a Jehovah Witness knocked on our door and my mother was asking her all kinds of questions. This young lady was able to give convincing answers from the Bible, and if she was unable to answer the question, she would go away and come back the following week with the answer.
So from this, my mother started a Bible study. While they were having the study, my father would sit in and listen. Then, of course, he started to ask the young lady his questions, which she was able to answer from the Bible and if she was unable to, she would come back with the answer. This was going on for a few weeks, where it came to the point my father was taking over the study. So the sister suggested that he himself have a Bible study with one of the brothers.
Yup, I was raised as a JW, and I loved every moment of it especially Galatians 5:22. But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.. This was the only scripture I ever learned and it stuck with me all of my days.
Jumping forward to about 2016. I’m 2 years into a nearly 6-year relationship with my then girlfriend. While we were living together, I was washing up and I just asked myself, “What is it that you truly want Michael?” After a short while of thinking what I didn’t want, I just said, “I want to know the REAL TRUTH.”
Then I remembered something about Enoch as a child, so I started to listen to an audio book of Enoch, which I just love. I couldn’t get enough of it. I thought it was great, but I now know better.
I started to listen to a few Hebrew Israelites on YouTube. Most of them were speaking hate speech, so that was not for me. Then I heard one brother speaking about the Book of Mormon and how this book was our book, (Hebrew Israelites book). (Again, I know better now.)
Then I heard another “Hebrew Israelite” speaking about the Book of Mormon and The Sealed Portion. I started to follow them and felt better in myself as they didn’t speak on hate. Then I got baptised into “Hebrew Israelites” on January 4th 2020. I decided that I would ask my girlfriend to marry me. We had spoken about getting married some time before. Then 3 weeks later, she asked me to move out and 3 weeks from that day, I moved out.
Both of my grown-up daughters verbally abused me, saying that I was in a cult (of “Hebrew Israelites”). They eventually stopped speaking to me, as they could see that I was no longer who I used to be. (I mean, in 2017, I had just told everyone that I would no longer celebrate Xmas, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, or any other day.)
Then I stopped smoking weed, drinking, and got rid of all my porn, looking at women with lust in my eyes, mind, and heart and chasing worldly things. This felt natural, as it wasn’t too hard. Well I say that, but the weed smoking took a while to give up. But I got there. I still do have a fight or battle some days, to not look at a woman’s form from time to time, but I do fight it.
There is more but I’ll keep that for another time.
Back to the “Hebrew Israelites” group. They started to go off, believing that the leader was the new Abraham, then it changed to the 2nd prophet. So now the leader of “Hebrew Israelites” believes he is the 2nd prophet, which is really Christopher.
So a few of us stared to study the Book of Mormon, Doctrines & Covenants, and The Sealed Portion, and we left the “Hebrew Israelites.” I still study with those who left “Hebrew Israelites” and we all have learned so much and changed much too with all the books Christopher has written.
We are all looking forward to reading and learning from the new books to come.
Back to my family. No one has ever asked me what it is that I believe in to this day. I’m speaking of my family and friends. All of my family have now stopped speaking to me except for my mother, who supports me in what I believe. She will be 88 years old this year and she reads the Book of Mormon and has a copy of The Sealed Portion.
Long story short, my family was not happy with my choices. Usually the old me would have let my “Lucifer” out on them, but what I had learned from the books by Christopher and my study friends has helped me to keep a cool head and a smile in my heart.
My daughters both have seen a change in me since I have been looking for the Real Truth. My youngest daughter is now speaking to me again from April 2023, but is still very distant.
The information I received was mind expounding and beautifully explained. I feel so grateful that what I had asked for in 2016 had now been answered! It was like everything I was hearing was a great PEACE of mind and in my heart. I have found what I was looking for: THE REAL TRUTH. Without the books Christopher has written, & my brothers & sisters/friends that I study with, I really don’t know where I would be right now. But I now find myself knocking at the door again.
I did have a few days to unlearn what I had read about homosexuals in TSP 39:72 – 91. But TSP 99:5-16 put me straight. I am so grateful that what I have learned from the books that Christopher translated have helped me truly unlearn the wickedness and relearned righteousness on how we shouldn’t judge people when we see them in the street or driving past us. But I still have a very long way to go on the things that I feel, think, say, and do. I am trying to keep my ego & pride in check.
I wanted to get to know Christopher and I pondered this for many months until I just did it. I found a few of the MWAW followers on Facebook. We spoke and then I came on one of Christopher’s video calls. He may not remember me, but we did speak a little. Christopher asked me what I thought of his profanity so I just said that it was his free will.
Now I do have to apologies to Christopher, because I started to do something that he hates. I started to feel … what’s the word?! Starstruck I guess you can call it, putting Christopher on a pedestal, which I knew within myself was wrong. After speaking to my study friends, they suggested that I stop contacting him and instead watch his videos, which I did. I also apologise to a few that studied with us, as I gave them the video to watch, as I know now that was infringing on their free agency.
It’s been nearly I think coming up to about 1 and half years now. I have been watching the MWAW videos for a while now and I feel I can be in Christopher’s [virtual] presence without doing that thing that he hates so much (which I will not do).
Knowing what Christopher has written and said in his videos, it is really that simple. Even a child knows how to love unconditionally without judgement or having an agenda … just simply Do Unto Others What You Want Others to Do Unto You. Or as my father use to say, “Treat People How You Yourself Want To Be Treated.”
I am looking forward to learning, feeling, thinking, and doing more to help get this message out or just let my inner light shine bright.
Thank you Christopher and the Real Illuminati.
Michael Leo Blackett