Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel will be thinking on this Sabbath?
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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2013 July 27
Almost a Fool
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20130727.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, one of His psalms says: "The fool hath said, in his heart, There is no God!" (Psalm 14:1) I have a friend who has said "in his heart": "If there is a God, He has not done anything about the suffering in this world." That is almost playing the fool: for my friend's statement implies the possibility that no God exists, which he would not allow, were he to know Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) as I know Him; and I will tell, in this sermon, why I believe that is so!
I know Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) to be my constant Companion, My Creator, King, Friend, Counsellor, Protector and Provider, Who "knoweth the hearts"! (Acts 15:8) My heart contains the knowledge of all that I am or hope to be and all that I must do each day, as I respond to the various requests that are made of me to help the members of my family do one thing or another! Yahuah knows my shortcomings and covers for them in wonderful ways, reminding me of things that I have forgotten and responding, wonderfully, to fulfill each need to which I "speak" (Mark 11:23) by my "faith in God"! (Verse 22)
In fact, all of this has been possible only by my "faith in God"; for had I not received, as the truth of My Creator, the words of "spirit" and "life" (John 6:63) that He has given us through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) in His Holy Bible, I would not have realized that His "voice" (Deuteronomy 28:1; John 10:16; 18:37) is ever with me in the good thoughts that come to me, in contrast to the fearful scenarious that come to me, occasionally, tempting me to abandon the confidence I have that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is my "shield and exceedingly great reward"! (Genesis 15:1)
As for the suffering in this world, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) told, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses, "the children of Israel" (Deuteronomy 29:1), in His Torah, law and covenant, the exact cause of suffering among them; He said: "If thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes ... all these curses shall come, upon thee, and overtake thee." (Deuteronomy 28:15); and He followed that critical statement, with a description of everything that can possibly go wrong with His children.
Although he has been for the past thirty years a professional researcher of the manuscripts that have gone into the making of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy Bible, my friend has apparently never accepted what Yahuah said through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses as "the word of God"; and he has set himself up to be as God, Who, the psalmist wrote, "3art acquainted with all my ways! 4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Yahuah, thou knowest it altogether!" (Psalm 139:3 and 4)
Presumably being as omniscient as God, thereby knowing the hearts of all His children, my friend has presumed to know that his neighbors are innocent and therefore unworthy of the violence to them to which history attests! And I must allow that the instances of suffering and violence my friend has cited make one scream for Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s justice!
One sees the plight of children in their being overcome by unimaginable suffering, through the starvation of famine, the ravages of disease or the unthinkable brutality of the military! But Yahuah Hayah warned of this, saying through His prophet:
I am not God! But the problem with children appears, to me, to be their necessary dependence upon parents! And, if indeed the parents have forgotten Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, law and covenant, the children suffer, as Yahuah's judgments come upon their parents for having failed to "choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live"! (Deuteronomy 30:19)
Then the problem appears to exist that millions of people in the world have supposedly never heard of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, law and covenant; but He spoke, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), of "these little ones who believe in Me"! (Matthew 18:6) And one must ask, How do "little ones" believe in a God they do not know?
Paul wrote: "That which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them." (Romans 1:16) And, from Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s words through His psalmist, we learn how that can be:
If this insight into our experience immediately upon being conceived is true - "and the scripture cannot be broken" (John 10:35), Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) - people walking contrary to Him have abandoned the truth about Himself that He gave them upon coming into the world and have accepted other claims of ways in which to walk; and, since they no longer "hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1), they forfeit "all these blessings" (Verse 2) and wonder why, then, "all these curses ... come upon thee and overtake thee". (Verse 15)
All of the above is, necessarily, the case; because Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His psalmist: "The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous, altogether!" (Psalm 19:9) And, although it is difficult for us children of His to absorb the horrendous wickedness that has been committed against neighbors in the world, by natural catastrophes, debilitating diseases and by the violence of mankind, we simply are not able, with our extremely limited understanding of anything, to know why these things have happened, except to know that Yahuah gave us "dominion ... over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth"! (Genesis 1:28) And He sent Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), His precious "Word" (John 1:1), to teach us how that dominion works for one, if he "shall not doubt in his heart but shall believe that those things that he saith shall come to pass"! (Mark 11:23)
Understanding that truth, one can well ask, How many people in the world understand these things and are speaking words that they want to "come to pass" rather than the "idle word" for which "they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment"! (Matthew 12:36) For the "idle word" leads to idle and troublesome events happening in the lives of those who have misused their dominion; and Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His prophet:
When Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) "1 answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 2 Who is this who darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?" (Job 38:1 and 2), He meant exactly what He said! Job had been proceeding "without knowledge" and therefore was suffering the results of that ignorance! And, when Job said, "I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes!" (Job 42:6), he was not groveling before an overpowering, arbitrary and intimidating God, he was determining, in the light of Yahuah's loving counsel, to do differently and thereby fare better! And he did fare better, based upon a better understanding of how he should proceed in life according to Yahuah's will!
We are advised, then, not to wander far from praying, with Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), "Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven!" (Matthew 6:
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.
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