Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2013 May 11

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

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2013 May 11

Spiritual Growth

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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, for a living organism to grow it must have nourishment and the ability to use the nourishment when it is given! And both the food and the ability are given us by Yahuah, our eternal, self-existent and all powerful Creator of all and King over it.

Some of us understand feeding our bodies healthy food and watching them function well on such good fare; but "spiritual growth" implies spiritual food and the ability of our spirits to use it; and fewer still appear to understand that kind of food and that kind of ability!

Our spirits are the part of us that do all kinds of things based upon what we have given them to believe! If we are hungry and believe that a piece of apple pie would satisfy the craving, our spirits move us toward the refrigerator or to a bakery, where such a treat may be found! If we believe that stopping on a red traffic light is the right thing to do, when we see a red light, our spirit moves our foot off the accelerator and onto the brake!

Since I believe that teaching people about Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s truth is powerfully beneficial to them, my spirit is constantly moving me to share that truth with people around me or moving me to my computer, where I can put more of that truth onto our website and into the hearts of people worldwide!

As we move through life and teach our spirit more things to believe, one might say that it is "growing", at least in the number of things our spirit is believing, as it guides us through our daily routine! But, if we are being exposed to things that challenge our beliefs and show them to be foolish or mistaken and if we accept those negative exposures to be a better "truth", one might say that our spirit is being reduced in its effectiveness; and, if we are put through traumatic experiences that contradict all or most of our beliefs, one can expect and it does happen that our spirit virtually shuts down; and we find that we do not want to do anything! And people say we are "depressed"!

The world always has been full of things to discourage people and rob them of things in which to believe; Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "In the world ye shall have tribulation! But be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33) And, when we walk in His truth, we, too, "overcome the world"; because His words to us give us wonderful things to believe; and those things make our spirits move to benefit us, according to the things we have given it to believe!

For the longest time I could not figure out why people called church meetings "services"! And, at that time, I had no idea how powerful words are to convey the thoughts that, when believed, make us achieve the things that we achieve or undermine ourselves by dysfunctional behavior! So I eventually learned that the words spoken in church services are designed to enlarge the scope of our God-instilled beliefs and give our spirits more substantial reasons to move effectively in our behalf!

When my back was healed by a pastor's prayer for it and when I heard a thousand people singing praises to the God Who answers those prayers, the refusal to believe that I had suffered for thirty years was broken! And I put my foot on the bottom rung of a ladder up which I would climb and am still climbing, after thirty-eight years of finding out, more and more fascinating things about Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) that I could believe and after as many years of watching my spirit move me in accord with the ever increasing number of things that I could and should believe about the One Who created this marvelous creation and Who is constantly giving me the breath of life by which to enjoy it!

Certain people have received the idea that running a red light is alright, so long as no traffic is present to complicate the illegal crossing; but that of course depends upon the driver's ability to see all traffic in the vicinity; and his failure to see a car that is approaching can be a fatal flaw in that particular belief, when his spirit causes him to do what he has taught it to do when he does not happen to be watching the traffic.

My point is, of course, that wrong things are available for us to believe, which become troublesome, when our spirits move us in accord with that wrong belief! People once believed that certain illnesses were caused by their having too much blood! So they put leeches on their bodies and deprived themselves of the very thing that we now know is vital to overcoming any disease.

People once believed that Earth was flat, that they could drop off the edge, if they went too far! Needless to say, that put a serious limitation on the shipping industry.

But certain men questioned that belief and made observations about Earth that convinced them that it was round! So they ventured forth; and history attests to the wonders of exploration that such correction of a belief made possible!

I believe that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy Bible contains His words through faithful prophets and apostles, which give us His truth about Himself and ourselves; and, having studied those words and lived by them, I have grown spiritually! But I also believe that the writings of men with wrong ideas also were included in that bible, particularly the writings of Paul; for they grievously contradict the words of Yahuah through Moses and Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) and throw no end of confusion into what a person should believe.

Having learned how our spirits work powerfully in accord with what we have taught them to believe, I now see the results of doctrinal confusion causing people no end of distress, as they try to live by ideas that conflict, thereby causing their spirits to go in opposite directions at the same time, which of course is a deeply disturbing condition!

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s promise is that ha Kodesh Ruach, His "Spirit of truth" (John 14:17; 16:13), "will guide you into all truth" (John 16:13); but that is, of course, only for those who have hearkened to Yahuah's voice and kept the commandments of His ToraH, law anc covenant, which is His requirement for one to receive His Spirit. (John 14:15 to 17) So we observe, with sadness, those who teach Paul's anti-law doctrine of salvation based upon a "faith" divorced from the words, truth and law of Him Whom we are supposed to believe.

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 Yahuah Hayah by which to seek His truth as the food by which their spirits can grow!

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; so I believe I "receive" (Mark 11:24) even now a family of brothers and sisters who are rejoicing over the wonderful blessings and eternal life in your awesome presence that the growth of their spirits in You provides!

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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