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 September 28
Faithless Good People
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20130928.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, I once talked with a man who believes in a "Creator of All", Whom he believes created the universe with certain "laws" in place, which have been operating since then according to the behavior that the Creator assigned to them, from which all the phenomena that we see in us and around us comes, the Creator of All presumably having nothing more to do but watch from His heavenly abode, while everything plays out below Him.
Further, this man believes that although "physical things" behave according to the Creator's laws, "spiritual things" have nothing to do with them, presumably having a life of their own, which shows itself in senseless haphazard ways, which this man believes explains why so much evil exists in the world. He believes that many people are good but that their goodness has nothing to do with what they believe; presumably, that is simply the way things are, the same presumably being true of the wicked people of the world.
Although these considerations are how this man perceives life or "believes", part of that belief is that his belief has no bearing upon his experiece, life being and doing what it pleases in accord with how the Creator of All set it in motion, having no regard whatsoever for what this man or anyone else believes! In other words, he supposes that his belief is merely that of a spectator, having nothing to do with the "reality" that he believes is going on around him separately and apart from whatever anyone believes.
So, although everyone believes something, this man's view is that, whatever they believe, it is merely the faith of spectators and not of participators in the phenomenon we call "life"! Presumably, we are not actors; we are in the audience, simply watching what is going on and helpless to do anything about it.
This is what some call a "fatalistic" view of life, it fulfills the song "Que Sera, Sera", "What will be will be"!
When I was "in the world", thumbing my nose at Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), I was fatalistic, picturing myself on top of a railroad boxcar, riding along and watching the world go by, with no clue that He had given me, as one of His children, a "dominion ... over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth" (Genesis 1:28), for whatever I wanted to accomplish with it, by the power of ha Kodesh Ruach, His mighty Holy Spirit, Who is keeping the galaxies and all that is in them in place! It is like a person whose parents have given him a bank account with a million dollars in it but had lost track of the fact that he had the account.
But now that I am a committed and devoted servant of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) with the knowledge of that dominion as a part of my spiritual belief, I have His joy and peace, in my spirit; He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):
Is it not both joyful and peaceful to know that the Creator Who is giving you the breath of life every moment of your day is both your "shield and exceedingly great reward"? (Genesis 15:1)
But my fatalistic friend cannot enjoy any such joy or peace; because he has lost track of the tremedously powerful dominion that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave him when he was born! Instead, he told me about the woman with cancer, for whom he once prayed, who died in ninety days! His complaint came with no knowledge or appreciation of the fact that the woman for whom he prayed could well have resigned herself to the doom forecast for her by her doctor and was using that "word" and believing it in the working of her dominion, which would have canceled my fatalistic friend's use of his dominion in her behalf!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His prophet: "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge!" (Hosea 4:6)
Every morning I pray for the blessing, perfection, righteousness and place in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s kingdom of "every child of Yours throughout Your creation"! And I accept that prayer as fulfilled in ha Kodesh Ruach, Yahuah's Holy Spirit, "now", "when ye pray"! (Mark 11:24) But I know that with millions of Yahuah's precious children, that fulfillment will require that He bring His "Spirit of truth" (John 16:13) to bear upon the terrible misconceptions that they have been fed for years upon years, to where they do not have a clue as to what their amazing privileges have always been through the everlasting love and amazing accommodation for them of their Creator of All!
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) asked a blind man: "Believe ye that I am able to do this?" (Matthew 9:28) He knew that without the blind man's using his dominion in cooperation with His own, He would be helpless to heal him. But my fatalistic friend does not know that truth; for he has had blinders of counter belief over his spiritual eyes, when I have ministered to him on such matters for years!
My pathetic friend is like the man who became a scholar of the bible's original languages for thirty years yet gave all of it up as a lost cause, because of the seemingly insane and unjust suffering in the world, where "good people" are continually robbed, injured or killed, his not realizing that regardless of how "good" people may be, if they do not know their powerful privileges in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), they give way to Satan's temptation for opening up to the worst possible scenarios of things presumably to fear, speak and believe in the world!
But "God hath not given us the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind"! (2nd Timothy 1:7) Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "The thief cometh not but to steal, kill and destroy! But I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly!"
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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