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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2013 March 16
Power to Get Wealth
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20130316.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 the universe and King over it, knows who you are; and that's all that matters!
At this point in your participation in the service, I recommend that you go to Sabbath Ritual and participate in the prayer in which we like to engage each week, as I do each morning, to avail ourselves of Yahuah Hayah's "Power of Agreement" (Matthew 18:19) for the basic things that all of us must have each day of our lives! Although repetitious and time-consuming, doing that will bless you, the fellowship and all of His children in the universe! It is what some people call "getting prayed up"!
As for the thoughts that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave me for this Sabbath, grandchildren of mine, who are no longer "children" but young adults, are wanting to make lives for themselves, which of course must be based upon one's ability or "power" to get the wealth by which to secure all the necessary things that one's own "life" requires! They have lived under their father, who has, by Yahuah's mercy, had in good measure the power to get wealth; but, understandably, he has reserved the right to decide what is to be done with that wealth; and, understandably, his children now grown into adulthood want the right to decide what is to be done with the wealth that Yahuah has given them!
Understandably, all of us, whether wanting it anew or wanting more of what has been, want the power to get wealth; so this topic for my sermon for this Sabbath is, certainly, relevant to a basic desire in all of us to be able to do more effectively the things that money makes possible!
Paul wrote that "the love of money is the root of all evil"! (1st Timothy 6:10) In loving money, the seeker of it has shifted from loving his neighbor, which is obedience to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) (Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 22:39), to loving money, which is to attribute to money the power to fulfill one, when only Yahuah fulfills anyone, which He does to those who love His children!
In turn, attributing to money the power to fulfill, money's only being a thing, is to make a god of a material substance, which only has value to the degree that we make of it a tool by which to expedite our negotiations for obtaining the things we need or desire!
So, in holding up "the power to get wealth" as a topic worthy of an Israeli fellowship to consider, I must be careful to specify what Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) did, when He Himself spoke of that power; He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses: "Thou shalt remember Yahuah, thy God: for it is He Who giveth thee power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant!" (Deuteronomy 8:18)
We love, worship and serve a covenant God! In His infinite wisdom, He has understood the necessity for people to agree in arrangements worked out to benefit all parties to the agreement! And, since we have faulty memories, He also understands the need to put those agreements down in writing, which He did in His covenant with His children! He wrote, through His psalmist:
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) well understood that a right relationship between Himself and His children could be achieved only by an agreement made between Himself and them! And, to help them understand the gravity of making any covenant, He established, among them, the tradition of cutting an animal in half and walking between the pieces saying, If I fail to keep my part in this covenant, let be done to me what was done to this animal!
We find Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s referring to this ritual through His prophet, writing: "They cut the calf, in twain, and passed between the parts thereof." (Jeremiah 34:18)
So, in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s tradition, the word "covenant" means "cutting" (Stong: Hebrew: 1285) and "a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh)"! (1285)
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, law and covenant has been in effect for so long as He has existed! He said, of one ancient son: "Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My law!" (Genesis 26:5) And that was long before He gave His Torah to the children of Israel through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His psalmist: "Thy law is perfect, converting the soul!" (Psalm 19:7) He has known that without guidance, a "soul" or child of His will invariably wander into trouble for himself, so that he needs to be "converted", which is the translation of a word meaning many things, one of which is to "bring home again"! (Strong: Hebrew: 7725)
We start out being "one of these little ones who believe in Me" (Matthew 18:6) or in Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s beloved "Word" (John 1:1), "only begotten Son" (John 3:16) and "express image"! (Hebrews 1:3) But soon people come around who "offend" (Verse 6) us or "entice [us] to sin"! (Strong: Greek: 4624)
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His faithful apostle: "Sin is the transgression of the law!" (1st John 3:4), which is His written description of His nature or how He works with His children; and His most fundamental offering in it is His promising through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses that "1 if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe to do all His commandments ... 2 ... all these blessings shall come on thee and overtake thee". (Deuteronomy 28:1 and 2)
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "voice" is His "still, small voice" (1st Kings 19:12) in the heart of each one of us. We usually think of it as being our voice; but listened to carefully, it communicates faithful guidance always directed toward one's "observing" or putting a value on "all His commandments"!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "voice" is with us always, which is why Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) could say to His disciples: "I am with you always!" (Matthew 28:20) But the offense of which He spoke entices us to disregard that infinitely precious voice; and young people especially (I was one of them) tend to believe that they have things figured out and do not need guidance; and then the tale of woes begins, until, having learned "the fear of Yahuah" (Proverbs 1:7), their grasp on His "knowledge" (Verse 7) finally becomes effective, both through hearing His voice and reading the commandments of His Torah, law and covenant, to which His voice invariably leads!
To seal that "grasp", Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) put rituals in His Torah, law and covenant, through various of its commandments, notably the continual sacrifices of animals, who are innocent and who reminded the children of Israel, as they saw the animals violated, time after time, how He is violated each time they "sinned" or violated their neighbors, whom by His commandment they were to "love" (Leviticus 19:18), even the worst of them or their "enemies"! (Matthew 5:44)
Another feature of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, law and covenant is His "Sabbath" (Leviticus 23:3) or "holy convocation" (Verse 3), which by its being repeated each week can virtually be seen as a "ritual", since His understanding of us includes our forgetfulness -- our need to be reminded of things that are important to our welfare!
We ourselves do the same things over and over, to keep ourselves maintained! Our meals are repetitious, without which we soon fail for lack of energy! Our naps are repetitious, without which we become tired and prone to sleep standing up, if we do not soon find rest!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) knows what He is doing! He has ordered our days to include all kinds of "rituals", to keep us in the best condition possible! And one of those rituals is prayer! In His sample prayer, He taught, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), His disciples to pray: "Give us this day our daily bread!" (Matthew 6:11) Praying only for "this day" leaves another prayer needed for the next day; it is a ritual!
But the most important ritual that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) ever gave His children is that of studying His Torah, law and covenant! He wrote, through His psalmist: "1 Blessed is the man who walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly nor standeth in the way of sinners nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful! 2 But his delight is in the law of Yahuah; and in His law doth he meditate day and night!" (Psalm 1:1 and 2)
I pray that this information I have given you is true in Yahuah Hayah's sight, that it can be stored in your spirit for great and beneficial use to you as the days go by and that we might hear from you now and then as you find it working its wonders in your life!
I pray that Yahuah Hayah shall bless you mightily, throughout the coming week, and that you will realize in your heart how important you are to the ministry that He has given to Faith Harvest Israel to see that His truth is learned, believed and carried out by all His children throughout the world, so many of whom are in such desperate need of it, not to mention our ministry of practical helps for the disadvantaged!
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