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Welcome to the page on which Pastor Floyd gives his
Bible Study of
2018 February 25
(Please note: This bible study can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/BibleStudy20180225.htm)
Hi! I'm Pastor Floyd! I wish I had a photograph of you, too, so that I could visualize to whom I am talking! But Yahuah Hayah, the Self-Existent, Eternal I AM, the Creator of all and King over it, knows who you are; and that's all that matters!
Welcome to our friends all over the world! Whoever you are, whatever time of day it is for you, the amazing and wonderful thing is that we are together for this hour, fulfilling Yahuah's prophecy through Yeshua:
Let us pray:
When we were moving through Mark's Gospel, here is where we left off:
The final verse of that passage, where Mark wrote: "Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit", gives meaning to His warning about blasphemy! With that in mind, we can hear Him say: "You can blaspheme Me, as you just did, and be forgiven! But do not blaspheme ha Kodesh Ruach, Yahuah Hayah's Holy Spirit; because you can never be forgiven for that!" Mark continued:
Here Yeshua spoke not as "the Son of man", Who would have recognized His Earthly family, but as "the Son of God", Who created all things and Who now was on Earth to speak for Yahuah Hayah, His Father in Heaven, Who does indeed reward those of His children who do His will! Mark continued:
In this Parable of the Soils Yeshua described the various forms of resistance that Yahuah Hayah's truth meets, as it is taught among His beloved children! He provided His own commentary, for it; so I need not add to it, except to point out how privileged His disciples were “to know the mystery of the kingdom of God”! He said:
So Yeshua's Parable of the Soils describes the various conditions prevalent in Yahuah Hayah's beloved children that work against their continuing in His word and in the truth that it conveys! His truth then provides the freedom of which He spoke, which is comparable to their being in His kingdom, where they are free of those things they don't want!
Yeshua said: "He who hath ears to hear, let him hear!" And the parable He concluded by saying that is a description of all the conditions that rob Yahuah Hayah's children of those "ears to hear"!
Anyone's failing to have such ears would be well advised to dwell on Yahuah Hayah's Parable of the Soils through Yeshua , until its application to the failing one's condition becomes evident to Him, to where he will ask His Creator to remove the condition that is keeping him deaf to the only truth that can save him.
Finally, the saved child of Yahuah Hayah, his hearing having been restored to him, can "hear the word and receive it", bringing forth the "fruit" in his life that fulfills Yahuah's will for him, which contains wonderful delights beyond anything he could imagine!
So we are well advised to pay close attention to the conditions Yeshua described that work against our hearing him. Does His word to you fall on "the way side"; because you are walking where everyone else is walking, so that the Earth around you is packed hard and unreceptive to Yahuah Hayah's seed, your spirit being full of all the arguments of the world that discount the value of Yahuah's word, so that “the fowls of the air” or Satan's demons can quickly "devour" Yahuah's word or its applicability to you?
"Stony ground" not having "much Earth" is a similar condition, where abuses you may have suffered have left your spirit with resentments making it as hard as a rock, leaving little of it soft and receptive to Yahuah Hayah's seed, as is earth in its natural state, as are our spirits when we come into the world.
Yeshua was accommodating enough to list the problems attending the spirit beset with "thorns", such as "the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches and the lusts of other things entering in", which "choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful"!
This brings us to the "good ground", which would be a spirit not packed hard by the traffic of the world over it, the spirit not abused or taken over by rock-like resentfulness or the spirit not choked by the "cares", "deceitfulness" and "lusts" of worldly pursuits, to where it can, as "one of these little ones who believe in" (Matthew 18:6) Yahuah Hayah, receive His seed or truth and permit it to bear, "thirtyfold", "sixty" or "an hundred", the fruit of marvelous fulfillment that He as our loving Father in Heaven created us to enjoy! Mark continued:
If a devil whispers to you about doing something hurtful to another and assures you that "nobody will ever know", it is in the service of Satan or "the Devil", who "is a liar and the father of it." (John 8:44) For by the authority of the word of Yeshua, by Whom "all things were made" (John 1:3), He will see to it that the deepest secret ever kept will be seen "abroad"! That makes a joke of "secret societies", which thrive on the notion that what they plan for the world behind closed doors is known only by themselves! Mark continued”
To know by the authority of the word of our Creator that what we give will be returned to us without fail is comforting, indeed! Many things in the world contrive to rob us of what seems fair; but such events are not the end of the story! And "you who hear" know that the story is not ended until all investments have seen their return! Yahuah Hayah keeps the books! And His "judgments are true and righteous altogether"! (Psalm 19:9)
Yeshua gave insight into how that works in "the kingdom of God", in which "seed should spring up" the sower "knoweth not how"! But what does spring up always serves a purpose, which is why "the harvest is come", when "he putteth in the sickle"!
Yeshua then worked to convey the immensity of the return in "the kingdom of God", His likening that kingdom to "a grain of mustard seed, which is less than all the seeds that be in the Earth! But, when it is sown, it groweth up and becometh greater than all herbs". So, if you like the idea of being a part of great things, do those things that bring you into the greatness of Yahuah Hayah's kingdom! And His word continually works to show you how! That is why I feel so good about these bible studies. The immensity of what they are providing is beyond calculation! Mark continued:
One wonders, if the multitudes were not "given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God" (Mark 4:11), why Yeshua went to the trouble of speaking "many such parables ... unto them", then "expounded all things to His disciples"! And this is what comes to me about that:
Being the One to have created us, Yeshua knows how we are put together or what works with us and what does not work. He knows how, when we are "one of these little ones who believe in Me" (Matthew 18:6) we are open to His word and have not been "offended" (Verse 6) or "enticed to sin"! (Strong: Greek: 4624)
When we are so "offended" or "enticed" and we do "sin", which "is transgression of the law" (1st John 3:4), Yahuah Hayah's punishment enters into our lives; and, having already listened to the voices by which Satan "offends" or "entices", we continue listening to those voices, which give us every reason imaginable as to why we are suffering other than the true one, which is Yahuah's judgment for our having sinned!
Thus we become so full of falsehood that we reject Yahuah Hayah's word through Yeshua; so he speaks to us in parables, which give us the essence of His truth without coming right out and saying it; and He knows that, once we have heard something, although we may quickly forget it consciously, our spirit never forgets it; and, when the judgments on us become so troublesome that we begin searching for real answers, the "essence" of Yahuah's truth that Yeshua told us through parables finally surfaces in our consciousness, which has become much more receptive to it under the suffering that we have endured!
Yeshua was able to expound "all things to His disciples"; because they had made their peace with Yahuah Hayah and so were open to His word through Yeshua. Mark continued:
Knowing Yahuah Hayah as well as He did and the power of the dominion that Yahuah had given Him, Yeshua was full of the faith that He found missing in His disciples! So nothing bothered Him. He knew that all He had to do was to rebuke the wind and command the sea to "be still"; and the problem being created by them would immediately be solved! But His disciples did not know the power of the dominion that they, also, had, which is activated by faith, which ignorance of the spirit part of themselves continued to amaze Him. Mark continued:
This was, of course, an unusual instance of demonic possession; and, when Yeshua had dealt with it so effectively, we are not surprised that "all men marveled"!
From this account we learn several interesting things: For one thing demons can impart to their victims unusual strength by which to resist arrest. Secondly, any number of demons can inhabit the same body! Thirdly, animals can be possessed and destroyed by demons. Fourthly, demons know Who Yeshua is. Fifthly, persons delivered from possession make good witnesses for Yahuah Hayah. Mark continued:
The raising of the dead is, of course, the ultimate demonstration of Yahuah Hayah's power among His children; and we of course rejoice with this girl's father, who had such faith as to say "Come and lay Thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live!" Whether he knew it or not, he used his precious dominion in that declaration; and Yahuah was faithful to honor it through Yeshua!
But the woman "who had an issue of blood twelve years", also, used her dominion, saying, "If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole!" And that is, of course, exactly what happened!
So this passage is loaded with encouragement for us to use our "dominion over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth" (Genesis 1:28), speaking to our "mountain, Be thou removed and cast into the sea" and not doubting in our heart but believing "that those things that" we have said "shall come to pass", to where we "shall have whatsoever" we have said! (Mark 11:23)
Truly, this is the most powerful assurance that I know of in Yahuah Hayah's entire Holy Bible that nothing is impossible for us. Yeshua said, "With men this is impossible! But with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26) I have accepted, without reservation of any kind, Yahuah's willingness to accommodate my wish, when I believe Him for its fulfillment! But, at the same time, He knows that I include this clause with every command I speak to my mountain: "if it be Thy will"! For I know, from His word through Yeshua, that using my dominion contrary to Yahuah's will can and would cost me my place in His kingdom! He said:
Of course, Yeshua was not surprised by the cool reception that His own previous neighbors gave Him, even though they "were astonished" at His "wisdom"! They must have only heard of His "mighty works"; for Mark tells us that "He could there do no mighty work". Again, because "all things were made by Him" (John 1:3), which required His faith in the dominion that Yahuah Hayah had given Him, "He marveled, because of their unbelief"! Still, "He went, round about the villages, teaching", working, I am sure, to overcome that unbelief. Mark continued:
Yeshua's disciples were to go forth by faith, that all things they might need would be given them by the people to whom they ministered! This ministry, Faith Harvest Israel, is doing that, waiting upon Yahuah Hayah to move whomever to give into the ministry and thus become a part of the blessings that we experience daily by the faith that we have expressed in the first word of our name! It is a wonderful way to go, full of excitement and surprises, our never knowing from what direction or whom Yahuah will next be using to further His will through us.
Also, we have seen, over the years, Yahuah Hayah's displeasure with those who have not received us or heard us. Yeshua spoke of Yahuah's Day of Judgment! But for some we have known, that day has come early! For some of the things that have come down on them after blaspheming us have been surprising and very sad!
Mark wrote of the disciples' anointing "with oil many who were sick"; but in my experience, I have seldom had oil on hand with which to do that; so I have simply used my dominion and spoken to the bodies of people I have encountered who have needed healing and commanded that they be healed! I do not have a healing ministry; and my prayers for such people have never been honored by instant healings; but that is not my problem! I have done my part, using the dominion recommended by Yahuah Hayah's holy bible; and when He has seen fit to bring the healing that I have spoken to the bodies that I have commanded has remained between Him and them! The proviso that I have always included in my dominion that it be according to His will, has perhaps waited on His work in the lives of the people for whom I have prayed, so that when the answer has come, it could have the effect upon them or be the reward that He has wanted for them! Mark continued:
Satan continues to work his terrible way among Yahuah Hayah's beloved children; but he does so only with Yahuah's permission! We know Satan moves only with Yahuah's permission from the way He dealt with Satan in the story of Job! He told Satan: "All that he hath is in thy power! Only upon himself put not forth thine hand!" (Job 1:12) and "Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life!" (Job 2:6)
In each instance of Yahuah Hayah's giving Satan permission concerning Job, Yahuah set a careful limit to how far Satan dare go! And from that control of Satan we can see that he has not had the power to do as he pleases concerning Yahuah's beloved children! For, if that had been the case, he would have done away with all of us long ago!
So, where Yahuah Hayah does give Satan permission, it is to execute the judgments that we bring on ourselves by ignoring Yahuah's word and will; and those of us who have come to love Him and serve Him the best we can have the assurance that Satan has no power to touch us whatsoever, except, as in John the Baptist's case, Yahuah has some important purpose in letting Satan do his terrible work! I am sure that, with John's having pleased Yahuah, as Yeshua's strong commendation of him showed, the reception he got in Heaven was glorious indeed!
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Let us pray: Our heavenly Father, I thank you for this enlightening time you have given all of us together. I pray that it has been helpful to all who have watched this wonderful live video; and I pray that you bless all of them richly throughout the coming week, for the hunger in their hearts that prompted them to hear Your words! I know that each and every one of these children of Yours is precious to you and that you love him or her passionately! So it has been a great privilege to help you reach out to them and give them Your spirit and life through the words that we have spoken! Thank you for that fulfillment; all the praise and the glory for it be to you; blessed by your precious and holy name! Amen!
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