Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2013 August 17

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2013 August 17

The Comforter

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20130817.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 said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

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)

Then, concerning that Spirit, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

13 When He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak! And He will show you things to come! 14 He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine and shall show it unto you! 15 All things that the Father hath are Mine! Therefore said I that He shall take of Mine and shall show it unto you! (John 16:13 to 15)

Goodness! How does one talk about ha Kodesh Ruach, Yahuah Hayah's Holy Spirit "of truth", without quickly running out of words with which to deal with it?

Still, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) tried, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ); and, as His servant, I shall try as well!

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) referred, through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach, to His Spirit as "another Comforter"! The children of Israel had learned what a comfort Yeshua had been, "doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the Devil" (Acts 10:38) casting out devils, feeding multitudes, stilling winds and waves and, above all, telling about His Father in Heaven, Who loves you; He said:

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father Who is in Heaven give good things to them who ask Him? (Matthew 7:11)

In fact, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His prophet, concerning Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

6 Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given! And the government shall be upon His shoulder! And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace! 7 Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever! The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:6 and 7)

These are comforting words! And, when Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) sent Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) as His "only begotten Son" (John 3:16), Yeshua certainly showed convincing signs of being the Comforter that the prophet had said that He would be.

So ha Kodesh Ruach, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "Spirit of truth" was characterized, by Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), as being "another" Comforter, Who would "guide you into all truth" by repeating "whatsoever He shall hear", thus identifying ha Kodesh Ruach as the Spirit Who would "receive of Mine and ... show it unto you", the glory being Yeshua's for being "the Word" through Whom Yahuah would pass the knowledge of His will for His children!

So the "still small voice" (1st Kings 19:12) that we hear in our spirit is, actually, that of ha Kodesh Ruach, the second Comforter, repeating for our benefit what He has heard the first Comforter say, to encourage us to do the will of Yahuah the Father! For Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, of the Father: "I know that His commandment is life everlasting!" (John 12:50)

That commandment comes to each one of us through the communication of ha Kodesh Ruach, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy "Spirit of truth"; and knowing Yahuah's truth concerning each of us is the most comforting thing one can think of; because Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said:

31 If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed! 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free! (John 8:31 and 32)

The Jews who heard Yeshua ha Mawshiyach say that were confused, asking, "We be Abraham's seed and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest Thou, "Ye shall be made free?" (John 8:33) So Yahuah Hayah clarified, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

34 Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever! But the Son abideth ever! 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed! (John 8:34 to 36

So Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) sent Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) to set their children free from servitude to the bondage of sin! And for one to be set free according to Yahuah's words through Yeshua through ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit) is to abide "in the house for ever"!

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His psalmist: "I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever!" (Psalm 23:6) And Yahuah instructed, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), His disciples: "When ye pray, believe that ye receive!" (Mark 11:24) So members of this fellowship recite, in the present tense, that part of the 23rd Psalm as something we believe we already have received: "I am dwelling in the house of the Lord for ever!"

That belief is appropriate; because Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s fundamental offering in His Torah, law and covenant provides "all these blessings" (Deuteronomy 28:2) the minute one "shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments"! (Verse 1) And that gets right back to the idea of our being comforted by all that Yahuah, our wonderful Creator of all and King over it, provides! He said, to Abraham:

Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield and thy exceedingly great reward! (Genesis 15:1)

Indeed! And that is true everywhere, because of the existence everywhere of Ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit), Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s amazing "Comforter"! It is why we are able to say:

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked! 9 Because thou hast made Yahuah, Who is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation! (Psalm 91:7 to 9)

No matter where you are, ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit) is right there with you, dealing with you according to what you have done about Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)! And, when you speak to your "mountain", that it "be ... removed and ... cast into the sea" (Mark 11:23), He is right there, to do the moving, that you be relieved of the obstacle to your health, wealth and happiness that your "mountain" represented, if you "shall not doubt" in your heart, "but shall believe that those things that" you have said "shall come to pass"! (Verse 23)

What a comfort that is! And, when you take good care of your body, ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit) is working every moment of your day to give you the reward for that care, in providing for you the best health and strength possible for service to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)!

It is no wonder that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "31 All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 Whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come!" (Matthew 12:31 and 32)

To me, that warning is downright scary! For how many people have ill-advisedly spoken against ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit), not realizing the gravity of that disrespect? We have someone in our own family who as an atheist has dared harm to come to him for having even cursed Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Spirit! And nothing happened right then, while others have met swift retaliation for daring to do such a thing!

I have asked Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) about that situation; and He sent me to where He wrote through His author:

4 It is impossible for those who were once enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly Gift and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh and put Him to an open shame! (Hebrews 6:4 to 6)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) pointed out, to me, through that passage, that those who "were made partakers of the Holy Ghost" are the ones who will answer for abandoning or abusing Him; because it is through Him that we are "enlightened" by "the good word of God", which opens up to us "the powers of the world to come"! It is those who have thus "tasted of the heavenly Gift" that ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit) is who will be brought to account for what they have done about Him, whether to be grateful to Him and extremely careful of His power or indifferent or even abusive toward Him.

The fact that "all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men" (Matthew 12:31) shows the high regard that even Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has for ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit) and His special functions in the Godhead, Who without personal attention to Himself quietly goes about, making everything happen that has or ever will happen.

Such profound reverence for the quiet powerful Person of the Godhead even by Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) He will not permit to be violated expecting "forgivenness" either "in this world" or "in the world to come"! But, as He showed me, one must know that Person of the Godhead and the amazing things of which He is capable, to deliberately violate that which He amazingly is!

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) also showed me, how in His Torah, law and covenant, "if any soul sin through ignorance" (Numbers 15:27) his use of the "atonement" (Verse 28) offered there will bring him the desired forgiveness.

30 But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth Yahuah; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people! 31 Because he hath despised the word of Yahuah and hath broken His commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off! His iniquity shall be upon him. (Numbers 15:30 and 31)

So, even in the heart of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, law and "everlasting covenant" (Psalm 105:10), the difference between His child's doing something not realizing what he is doing and doing it deliberately, in full knowledge of what he is doing, is made clear! So it is not possible to "blaspheme" or "speak against the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 12:32) when one has no idea of what he is speaking against!

As Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has written through His psalmist: "the judgments of Yahuah are true and righteous altogether" (Psalm 19:9) And Yahuah, "Who knoweth the hearts" (Acts 15:8), knows exactly what is going on in "the hearts" and is able to judge according to the true intent of His child! All praise be to His precious and holy name!

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 Your truth by which to understand and appreciate the wonderful functioning of Your Spirit!

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 that are the immediate possession of those who hearken to the voice of Your Spirit in theirs!

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.

Amen! Alleluia!

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