Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2013 March 16

Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel was thinking on this Sabbath?

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2013 March 30

The House of Israel

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20130330.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, He wrote, through His prophet: "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel!" (Jeremiah 31:31)

Many of us who have acquainted themselves with Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy Bible know that His "New Testament" occupies the last part of that bible; and under the teachings of Paul the prevailing idea has been that the New Testament applies mostly to the Gentiles or to people who are not Jewish!

Paul's basis for teaching primarily the Gentiles was his proclaiming to the Jews that "ye could not be justified by the law of Moses"! (Acts 13:39) And, since that law was all that the Jews had ever been taught, their entire heritage and basis of relationship with Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) having been based upon it, they were offended by the idea that another way of salvation was being preached by anyone!

The word "justified" has been translated elsewhere in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy Bible as "be righteous" (Strong: Greek: 1344) So to say that His Torah, law and covenant cannot make a person righteous was really strange, in view of His having said, through Moses: "It shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before Yahuah, our God!" (Deuteronomy 6:25)

The word "blasphemy" (Matthew 12:31) means "vilification (especially against God)"! (Strong: Greek: 988) And my online Merriam-Webster dictionary says that "vilify" means "to utter slanderous and abusive statements against"!

To say that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s law cannot make one righteous when in that law He has said that observing to do His commandments is "our righteousness" is, in effect, calling God a liar, when He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) that "the Devil ... is a liar" (John 8:44); so who was the liar, Yahuah Hayah or His upstart apostle? And whose spirit was guiding Paul, when Yahuah Hayah promised through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach that His Spirit would "guide you into all truth"? (John 16:13)

Since Paul insisted that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, law and covenant could not "justify" or "make righteous", he had to come up with another source of righteousness; and he did so, teaching a "righteousness of God without the law" (Romans 3:21) and saying that "the righteousness that is in the law" (Philippians 3:6) had no more value than "dung"! (Verse 8) So, again, do we not have the basis on which to charge Paul with blaspheming Yahuah, Who told Moses to write in His Torah His requirement for one's being considered righteous?

That is an important question; because Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "New Covenant" (Jeremiah 31:31) was to be "with the house of Israel"! (Verse 31) And Yahuah defined, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses, "the children of Israel" (Deuteronomy 29:1), saying:

The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto Himself ... if thou shalt keep the commandments of Yahuah, thy God, and walk in His ways! (Deuteronomy 28:9)

So, getting back to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s prophecy through Jeremiah (31:31), we find, by considering the above scripture (Deuteronomy 28:9), that His "New Covenant", which in the last part of His Holy Bible the translators call "the New Testament", was to be with those who "keep the commandments of Yahuah, thy God, and walk in His ways"! (Deuteronomy 28:9) And that was not the Gentiles, who were born and raised outside the culture and discipline of the children of Israel and knew nothing about keeping Yahuah's Torah, His having written through His prophet:

22 Behold, I will lift up Mine hand, to the Gentiles, and set up My standard, to the people! And they shall bring thy sons, in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders! 23 Kings shall be thy nursing fathers and their queens thy nursing mothers! They shall bow down, to thee, with their face toward the Earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet! And thou shalt know that I am the Lord! For they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me! (Isaiah 49:22 and 23)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) called Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through His prophet, "6 for a light of the Gentiles: 7 to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison and them who sit in darkness out of the prison house. (Isaiah 42:6 and 7) And that is, exactly, why He commanded, through Yeshua, His disciples to "19 go ... and teach all nations ... 20 ... to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19 and 20)

That commandment was to fulfill Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s promise to Abraham that "in thy seed shall all the nations of the Earth be blessed"! (Genesis 22:18) But they would not be blessed as Gentiles - those "who sit in darkness" in "the prison house", who would "lick up the dust" of Israel's feet! Yahuah said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

Other sheep I have, who are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice! And there shall be one fold and one shepherd! (John 10:16)

But, when it came time for Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s apostles to represent Him in place of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), they could not wait to violate both His commandment to "teach all nations to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you" and His "one fold and one shepherd", telling "the brethren who are of the Gentiles" (Acts 15:23):

We have heard that certain who went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment! (Acts 15:24)

That in effect created two folds with two shepherds, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s fold containing the children of Israel and Satan's fold containing the believers with Gentile backgrounds - not believers in Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) but believers in Paul's false Christ, Yahuah's having warned through Yeshua:

There shall arise false Christs and false prophets, who shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect! (Matthew 24:24)

I always did wonder why it was that Paul got His "gospel" (Galatians 1:11) from a "Jesus Christ" (Verse 12) in the middle of "Arabia" (Verse 17), the territory of "Ishmael"! (Genesis 17:20), with whom Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) would not make His "everlasting covenent"! (Verse 19) And the deception to which Yahuah referred through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was so complete that the elect of His church included it as a large part of His Holy Bible, in the blaspemous writings of Paul!

I am sure that corruption of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s word vexed but did not surprise Him, Who of course had prophesied that it would happen! And neither did it overly concern Him; for He had told Abraham, who had kept His law (Genesis 26:5): "Fear not, Abram, for I am thy shield and exceedingly great reward!" (Genesis 15:1) Then, He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace! In the world ye shall have tribulation! But be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

The presentday church boasts its being apart from "the world"; but it is directly in the middle of the worldly deception that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) would "deceive the very elect"! (Matthew 24:24)

It did deceive them; so they created a special world of tribulation all their own, their suffering as many hardships and diseases as do those in the world at large! And, by their following a spirit other than that of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s, they have been completely impotent to stay the world's determination to self-destruct through their abominable defiance of Yahuah!

This fellowship, whom I have called "Faith Harvest Israel" is, I believe, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s sanctuary apart from both the world of the wicked and that of the deceived church! For we know His joyful peace, health and prosperity! We know of nowhere else in which any such thing is being enjoyed! And why do you suppose that is?

We "keep", "observe", "guard" or put the highest possible value on the commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, law and covenant, as best we know how! And He takes us the rest of the way, since He has based, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), His blessings of every kind upon one's keeping His commandments! In His"New Covenant with the house of Israel" (Jeremiah 31:31) He said, through Yeshua:

Whosoever ... shall break one of these least commandments and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of Heaven! But whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of Heaven. (Matthew 5:19)

Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition! (Matthew 15:6)

In vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men! (Matthew 15:9)

If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments! (Matthew 19:17)

2The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: 3All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do! (Matthew 23:2 and 3)

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint, anise and cummin and have omitted the weightier matters of the law - judgment, mercy, and faith! These ought ye to have done and not to leave the other undone! (Matthew 23:23)

Laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men! (Mark 7:8)

Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition! (Mark 7:9)

They were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless! (Luke 1:6)

He Who sent Me is with Me: the Father hath not left Me alone; for I do always those things that please Him. (John 8:29)

49 I have not spoken of Myself! But the Father Who sent Me, He gave Me a commandment, what I should say and what I should speak! 50 And I know that His commandment is life everlasting! (John 12:49 and 50)

15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments! 16 And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever, 17 even the Spirit of truth! (John 14:15 to 17)

He who hath My commandments and keepeth them, he it is who loveth Me: and he who loveth Me shall be loved of My Father! And I will love him and will manifest Myself to him. (John 14:21)

If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love, even as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. (John 15:10)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s faithful apostle then reflected that same truth in his writings:

3 Hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments! 4 He who saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him.(1st John 2:3 and 4)

Whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight! (1st John 3:22)

He who keepeth His commandments dwelleth in Him and He in him! And hereby we know that He abideth in us, by the Spirit Whom He hath given us. (1st John 3:24)

2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments! 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments! And His commandments are not grievous! (1st John 5:2 and 3)

I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father! (2nd John 1:4)

This is love, that we walk after His commandments! (2nd John 1:6)

The dragon was wroth with the woman and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ! (Revelation 12:17)

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus! (Revelation 14:12)

Blessed are they who do His commandments, that they may have right to the Tree of Life and may enter in through the gates into the city! (Revelation 22:14)

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!

Father, by my "faith in God"! (Mark 11:22) I "speak" (Mark 11:23), to Your children, and command that they be given the knowledge and understanding of the blessings that are the inheritance of the children or house of Israel!

I rejoice (John 15:11) that You are faithful to fulfill Your children's powerful use of their "dominion ... over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth"! (Genesis 1:28) I know You answered this prayer, in ha Kodesh Ruach, Your Holy Spirit, the moment I said it; and I believe I "receive" (Mark 11:24) a family of brothers and sisters who are rejoicing over the wonderful blessings they enjoy as people who are among the children of Israel or in the house of Israel!

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!

Amen! Alleluia!

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