Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel was thinking on this Sabbath?
Welcome to the page on which Pastor Floyd talks about
Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2013 August 3
The Way of Righteousness
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20130803.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, He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "John came, unto you, in the way of righteousness; and ye believed him not! But the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him." (Matthew 21:32)
Someone gave me the "Book of Enoch" to read, which I did, finding it to be the typically colorful and awkward way in which prophets of old have tried to write about things Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has shown them, when they really did not understand some of what He had shown them. For instance, Enoch described the movements of the sun and moon in terms of their going through "portals" in heaven, when our presentday knowledge of astronomy gives us a clearer idea about such things.
But Enoch was far from being wrong in warning that righteousness is the way to be desired and unrighteousness the way to be avoided at all costs! And he expressed that difference through describing the judgments that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) or "the Lord of spirits" has waiting for His children, in relation to whether they have been righteous or unrighteous!
Enoch's desription of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s judgments focused on a coming Day of Judgment, when all things will be made right, the righteous being brought into Heaven, while the unrighteous will be sent to what amounts to Yahuah's "Lake of Fire" (Revelation 20:14), although Enoch did not call it that.
But this fellowship revels in the fact that "the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:21) and that its benefits begin to bless one the minute he enters into righteousness; and the way that one does that He has given His children, through Moses, in His Torah, law and covenant! He said:
The words "keep" and "observe", whether in the Old Testament or the New, both mean to "guard"! (Strong: Hebrew: 8104; Greek: 5083) And we "guard" that on which we put a value! So, by putting a value on the commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, law and covenant, we enter into the attitude toward His commandments that He requires for one to enjoy His righteousness, which He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), is one's key to entering into His kingdom! He said, through Yeshua:
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s problem with "the scribes and Pharisees" was that, being teachers of His law, "they say and do not"! (Matthew 23:3) So Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) called them "hypocrites" (Verse 13) and warned that they were in line to "receive the greater damnation"! (Verse 14)
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses, of "the children of Israel" (Deuteronomy 29:1): "Yahuah shall establish thee an holy people unto Himself, as He hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of Yahuah, thy God, and walk in His ways!" (Deuteronomy 28:9)
Obviously, the "ways" of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) are His righteous ways; He wrote, through His psalmist: "He leadeth me in the path of righteousness!" (Psalm 23:3) The other path leads to death! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses:
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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