Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2013 June 8

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

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2013 June 8

Our Loving Deadly God

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20130608.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 the 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 I call "getting prayed up"!

As for the thoughts that Yahuah Hayah gave me for this Sabbath, I received a letter from my good New-Age friend, in which he assured me that "irrespective of our difference of opinion regarding matters about God, I will always respect your opinions and love you as a dad"! And that is the wonderful thing about New-Age followers; they believe that loving their neighbors is the way to go! But they do not love Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM); in fact, they are convinced that God is not a Person but a "principle", a "law" or "the nature of the universe", which then determines their well being, so long as they love one another!

That's being the case with New-Age exponents, they do not accept the bible as the word or truth of a personal God, particularly a covenant God, Who in His love for His children has reached out to them through His prophets and apostles even by sending His "Word" (John 1:1) and "only begotten Son" (John 3:16) and "the express image of His person" (Hebrews 1:3), as one of His prophets (Matthew 13:57), Who said, "If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments" (Matthew 19:17), even "eternal life"! (Verse 16)

Since a New-Ager does not grant that God is a Person nor that the bible is an expression of that personal God's truth, they do not "keep the commandments" (Matthew 19:17) and therefore forfeit the "life" that comes of that keeping! Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Moses:

Choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live! (Deuteronomy 30:19)

New-Age followers do not "choose life" as it is offered in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, law and covenant, and neither do they acknowledge the "death" of which He speaks, which includes capital punishment for those who break commandments that He deems to be so important that they dare not be broken without paying with one's life! He wrote, through Moses:

The man who will do presumptuously and will not hearken unto the priest who standeth to minister there before the Lord thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die! And thou shalt put away the evil from Israel! (Deuteronomy 17:12)

That commandment says, virtually, in so many words, "Do as I say through My priest; or I will kill you." And that amounts to a "deadly" God as well as a loving One; He wrote, through Solomon:

The fear of Yahuah is the beginning of wisdom: and knowledge of the holy is understanding! (Proverbs 9:10)

He who spareth his rod hateth his son: but he who loveth him chasteneth him betimes. (Proverbs 13:24)

As the commandment (Deuteronomy 17:12) indicates the "priest" was "the judge" of Israel, who was to administer Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s perfect justice according to His Torah, law and covenant! So to ignore what the priest says to do is to threaten violence to the entire basis upon which Yahuah relates with His children, which is through His covenant! And the physical expression of that covenant is through His priests! In turn, that violence undermines the "life" that Yahuah invited His children to "choose", which includes "eternal life"! (Matthew 19:16)

But, since none of that truth about Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is acknowledged by the New-Age believer, he continually finds himself partaking of its death without understanding "the number of the truck that hit him", as they say; for the falsehood that he has accepted does not allow him to understand the truck of Yahuah that continually hits all His children who insist upon walking contrary to the commandments of His Torah, law and covenant!

Furthermore, since the New-Age believer does not understand the death of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, law and covenant, he interprets its administration by priests as a "barbaric" practice - in other words one that in his view is both unnecessary, undesirable and extreme in its forms!

But walking in the belief that no discipline within the life of a person or of a group of persons is desirable breeds the contempt for authority and lack of respect for fellow members of one's social group that makes life Hell for everyone! And Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), Who wants Heaven for His children, has built into His Torah, law and covenant the discipline that creates Heaven for us.

Having created us, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) also is the first to understand all things about us, one of which is that, although we have an inbuilt sense of right and wrong, born of our ability to hear His voice in our spirit, other voices also can be heard and believed, which corrupts our spirit or "conscience" (Hebrews 9:9 and 14), so that we have to be shown what is right and what is wrong by experiences that impress upon us the pleasure to which right conduct leads and the pain to which wrong conduct leads.

When children are young, good parents use the chastening "rod" (Proverbs 13:24), which helps us associate pain with conduct that either endangers us or makes life intolerable for the parents and others! Later, when the children reach "legal age", "the law of the land" takes over, with penalties imposed upon people who break the law!

Throughout the entire scope of one's life, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s personal discipline provides that corrective guidance for every one of His children; but, sadly, for lack of knowledge, they do not "connect the dots" between what they are suffering and what He is doing to get their attention!

So the New-Age believer is walking around in a fantasy realm, where his desired fulfillment happens, he supposes, because loving his neighbor brings that fulfillment without loving the Supreme Person of creation, Who is giving him the breath of life each moment of his day and Whose equally consistent guidance is critical to knowing of what loving one's neighbor consists!

Years ago my wife and I attended a "therapy" group whose main contribution was to help its members decide what they want! And, if taking a long walk off a short pier is what you wanted, they encouraged you to do that; for doing what you want was that group's way to fulfillment, never mind whether what you want is good for you or not!

Only Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) knows what truly is good for any one of us; and, so long as the commandments of His Torah, law and covenant are being kept, each of us usually knows better than anyone else of what that "good" consists in terms of personal desires and long-term goals! So walking in the belief that loving one's neighbor is helpful while having no regard for Yahuah's Torah, law and covenant or while ignoring what people try to tell us about their personal preferences is, as Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, "the blind leading the blind"! (Matthew 15:14)

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 You and of Your truth by which to recognize and avoid the error in the teachings of New Age believers!

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 walking in the fellowship and guidance of Your Holy Spirit provides!

I pray that Yahuah Hayah 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.

Amen! Alleluia!

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