Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel will be thinking on this Sabbath?
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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2013 March 23
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20130323.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, 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, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) prayed, to His Father in Heaven, about His disciples: "22 The glory that Thou gavest Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them and Thou in Me, that they may be made perfect in one and that the world may know that Thou hast sent Me and hast loved them as Thou hast loved Me!" (John 17:22 and 23)
At a time when wickedness is more rampant in the world than ever before under the pernicious influence of wealthy families determined to subject all others to serving and benefiting them, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is guiding scientists "into all truth" (John 16:13) concerning the nature of His creation and how He functions throughout it.
As scientists, these men are not into addressing religious matters; so, sadly, they do not relate their findings to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)! But at this extremely wicked time, where His "reward of the wicked" (Psalm 91:8) is necessarily cursing millions of His children who are walking contrary to Him, He is providing, all the more clearly, the knowledge of Himself by which to overcome this widespread wickedness and come out "smelling like a rose", as the saying goes; He wrote, through His prophet:
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), that His "First and Great Commandment" (Matthew 22:38) is to "love Yahuah, thy God"! (Matthew 22:37) And then He said,
First and foremost, we need to understand that one's "love" for another is of two kinds - 1) our experiencing of pleasure due to the presence of and the benefits given by the other, 2) the desire in our heart for the welfare of the other, born of our being one with them as virtually an extension of ourselves! The first kind might be regarded as a "selfish" love, in that it is based upon what benefits us, while the second kind might be regarded as an "unselfish" or "godly" love, in that it is based upon what benefits our loved ones, who are Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children and our brothers and sisters!
Young lovers typically show the first kind of love, in the pleasure they derive from each other's being a fulfillment of desires deeply rooted within them; they "love" each other from the pleasure they bring each other in relation to the hungers that drive them.
Good parents are typical of the second kind of love, their wanting the best for their children; because they know that the children, having issued from them, are indeed extensions of themselves; and, living through the children, parents are deeply affected by the children's successes or failures! And therein lies the oneness that is the theme of this sermon! The parents are joined to or one with their children in wanting the very best for them that one would want for himself!
But what most people do not realize is that all of us are extensions of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) and as such share the same nature, needs, desires, joys and sorrows that He does along with the same creative power by which to fulfill them; so we are one with Him, as well!
Through the experiments and findings of well guided scientific researchers, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is showing His people that the oneness of which He spoke through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) is literally true, in the fact that His entire creation is based upon His energy, which continually reacts within itself, one part affecting the other and the reverse of that, to where the whole creation is one dynamic functioning whole expressing the amazing creativity of Yahuah Himself and also of His children, who are a creative part of this interaction, not merely as observers, as science once mistakenly thought, but as full participants, the entire creation responding to what each of us does with his or her "dominion ... over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth"! (Genesis 1:28)
The "new science" that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is now teaching His children is showing us that even what we have supposed were "inanimate objects" are not at all inanimate but are vital expressions of His energy that are responsive to His word and that of His children! And in that regard what must be understood is that Yahuah's "word" is the full dimensional, form, color, sound, smell and feel of the image being considered!
Through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) stilled the wind and the waves on the lake of Galilee! (Mark 4:39) And His disciples said, "What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?"! (Verse 41) They were in ignorance of things known by some people over the centures and that we today can and should understand from the enlightenment that Yahuah is opening up to us.
What has been known by spiritually oriented people from ancient times until now is that, when Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, "Let there be light!" (Genesis 1:3), He was visualizing the full gamut of things that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) the Father's image of light involved! The result was "and there was light" (Verse 3); and the result "was good"! (Verse 4) Yeshua said:
No more profound statement has ever been spoken! For it reveals the process of creation used by Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)! His Spirit's guiding His children "into all truth" is best understood, when one understands of what His truth consists!
Truth is what is! He said, to Moses: "Thus shalt thou say, unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you." (Exodus 3:14)
To use the verb "to be" in the first person and in the present tense as His own name without any qualification as to what He is, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) was revealing, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), to Moses, who was to reveal it to Yahuah's children, that He is the embodiment of all that exists, that ever has existed and that ever will exist! And, in that revelation He was giving His children the understanding that only what is, here and now, can be experienced or affected in any way!
What was is history, and what will be is not here; it is only what we believe will be our present experience later! So dealing with what is now is all that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gives us to do! And what few people understand is that, when we pray, Yahuah puts into His Spirit the answer to that prayer now, at the time of the prayer, so that we can receive that answer by faith in Him, by knowing how faithful He is to fulfill His children's use of their "dominion"! (Genesis 1:28) He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):
Having given His children their dominion since Day One of His creating them, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) then taught them, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), how to use it: When faced with obstacles to what they wanted, they were to "speak" (Mark 11:23) to their "mountain" (Verse 23) that it "be ... removed and be ... cast into the sea!" (Mark 11:23)
One must understand and have complete confidence in that creative process! And Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) addressed that element in the processs, by commanding, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Have faith in God!" (Mark 11:22) He then explained that, when one has spoken to his "mountain", if he "shall not doubt in his heart but shall believe that those things that he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith!" (Mark 11:23)
The next thing "one must understand" is that, when one uses his dominion and "nothing happens", he is not in a position to know or to judge that to be the case! Some things we ask of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) require that to fulfill them He must adjust things over the entire gamut of His creation, especially when His children are involved; and sometimes that takes only He understands how long!
But, one thing is certain: If we presume to judge the effectiveness of our dominion by its apparent lack of favorable result, supposing that it has not worked and opening up ourself to the Satainic lie that Yahuah has lied to us through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) in telling us about how our dominion works, we have reversed ourself in the use of that dominion, undoing any good we may have accomplished in Yahuah's Spirit by using it; and the result we desired will never come to pass.
The frustration of which I speak is common to most people; and it serves those who wish to mock believers by challenging them to answer why their experience and that of the unbeliever is, virtually, the same! But from the standpoint of spiritual well being, the believer is in marvelously better condtion; because knowing in one's spirit that the answer to his fondest desires is on its way versus believing that no such accommodation exists in the human realm is such a vast difference that it cannot be calculated!
A doctor about whom one of my beloved sons told me the other day has specialized, in his practice, in showing the effect that stress has on one's immune system and how that opens people up to all kinds of disease, including cancer! So believing that One has a Creator and King who loves His children and Who listens to those who trust Him, working His awesome and sovereignly powerful best to fulfill their fondest wishes, obviously relieves stress, while believing that no such Creator and King exists and that such divine accommodation is a fairy tale virtually guarantees stress, because no remedy appears to be in sight, for the unbeliever, except for the pitiful efforts of himself to meet his needs on his own, which is a pathetic exercise in frustration!
So, we have the choice of believing Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) and Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), His beloved Son, and seeing the result for which we have prayed eventually, or we can choose not to believe, and remain frustrated for the rest of our days on Earth, not to mention the problems that unbelief creates for us in the next life.
Getting back to the wicked, wealthy families planning and succeeding to some degree to subjegate all of mankind as slaves to themselves, they apparently do not realize, in the light of the human interinvolvement that the new science shows and in the light of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) commandment to love one another as we love ourselves, that in failing to love their brothers and sisters in Yahuah they are failing to love themselves and that their planning to subjegate others actually amounts to their planning to subjegate themselves! Yahuah said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):
So to plan evil against one's neighbor is utter foolishness, which cannot do other than come right back upon one's own self! People say, "What goes around comes around"; and that fact about life is demonstrated continually, in the stories enacted in movies, where before the movie is over people get what is coming to them, the good receiving good things and the bad receiving back everything they have dished out! In a story told by Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), Abraham explained to a man in "Hell" (Luke 16:23):
I would not be surprised to learn that the highest of all Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s concerns for His children is "that they may be made perfect in one" (John 17:23), even as He is one with Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), His beloved "word" (John 1:1) and "only begotten Son"! (John 3:16) And the interesting thing about that is that the minute we enter into that oneness with Yahuah by understanding and practicing His oneness with all humanity, we enter into a peace that is beyond all understanding! For where is the threat against people who know their complete interrelatedness with each other and with Him Who told Abraham:
The most difficult thing to understand about oneness is that it includes the knowledge of what another wants and the desire within one to accommodate that want. Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s enemies wanted to kill Him. He knew that; and, in His amazing love for them, He let them do it, knowing that only by their experiencing the tragic results of that desire would they ever stop wanting it; and, then, astoundingly, He said, to His disciples:
Knowing what Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) did in loving even His enemies has had its effect upon the spirits of countless multitudes of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children! But a much greater awakening to it is yet in store for them; He wrote, through His prophet:
How could that be without Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children being so much one with Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) that they would feel the piercing to which they had subjected Him so long ago and thus "mourn" for Him?
But Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote through His psalmist:
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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