We can see this at work even today. God is maintaining His state of being hidden from the people of Israel—but the Father is revealed through Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah).
During Elul, the Jewish People begin the process of asking for forgiveness of the wrongs done to one another. According to Jewish tradition, we must first go to the person we have wronged asking for forgiveness before God can forgive us for the sins we committed against that person.
We trace our origins to the Church that Jesus founded in the early first century. We follow the same teachings, doctrines and practices established then. Our commission is to proclaim the gospel of the coming Kingdom of God to all the world as a witness and teach all nations to observe what Christ commanded (Matthew:24:14; Matthew:28:19, Matthew:28:20).