Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2013 October 19

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2013 October 19

Responsibility under Yahuah Hayah

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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), through Moses:

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

46 Set your hearts unto all the words that I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law! 47 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life! (Deuteronomy 32:46 and 47

You were to "set your hearts unto all the words that I testify among you". (Deuteronomy 32:46) That is something you choose to do!

When Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) sent Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) into the world, He clarified, through Yeshua, what kind of life He was talking about; He said, through Yeshua: "if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments!" (Matthew 19:17) He was answering the question: "What good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" (Verse 16)

The "life" about which Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) spoke in His Torah, law and everlasting covenant included His "blessings"! (Deuteronomy 30:19) He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses: "I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing!" (Deuteronomy 30:19)

But "eternal life" (Matthew 19:16) for His children was what He was the most concerned about; and that life they had to "choose" (Deuteronomy 30:19), which means that He held them responsible for that choice; they would have to take the consequences of choosing either His "life" or His "death"! (Verse 19)

So with Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), one really does not "take" responsibility; He gives it to His children. Whether they know it or like it, it is there to be dealt with; and He deals with them, accordingly!

In "the Garden of Eden" (Genesis 2:15) Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) told Adam: "Of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die!" (Verse 16) Adam ate of it and so died! That was his choice!

Under the "gospel" (Galatians 1:11) that Paul got from his "false" (Matthew 24:24) "Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12), whom Paul found in "Arabia" (Verse 17), no choice is possible! God presumably makes either "vessels of mercy ... prepared unto glory" (Romans 9:23) or "vessels of wrath fitted to destruction" (Verse 22) "the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of him who calleth"! (Verse 11)

So, according to Paul, God chooses who is "prepared unto glory" (Romans 9:23) or "fitted to destruction" (Verse 22); and that settles the entire issue of who shall be saved and who shall be destroyed! One can hope that he was "prepared unto glory" (Verse 23); but, if not, that is tough! God chose otherwise (or so Paul claimed)!

Can one possibly love a god who behaves that way toward his children? One cannot possibly imagine what would cause any god to make such choices as that! It is an insane, arbitrary and senseless god; and it is the god in whose behalf Paul was turning "the world upside down". (Acts 17:6)

Yet Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) commands His children to "love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, with all thy soul and with all thy might"! (Deuteronomy 6:5) Having learned the truth about Him - that He "is love" (1st John 4:8 and 16), that He is "the way, the truth and the life" (John 14:6), that He is "thy shield and ... exceedingly great reward" (Genesis 15:1) - I cannot help but love Him beyond any love I can have for any human! And I worship, praise, love and serve Him, for that reason!

Yes, I fear Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s judgments! He wrote, through His psalmist: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom! A good understanding have all they who do His commandments!" (Psalm 111:10) But I comfort myself in the fact that "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether!" (Psalm 19:9) If He judges me harshly, I know I have deserved it by the choices I have made! But what of a god who makes "vessels of wrath fitted to destruction" (Romans 9:22) of "children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil"? (Verse 11) I cannot love that god; so I have utterly rejected the teachings of the so-called "apostle" who served him and taught his lies!

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25) is based upon His child's observing "to do all these commandments before the Lord our God" (Verse 25), while Paul's "righteousness" is "without the law" (Romans 3:21), based upon one's having "faith" (Verse 25) in the "blood" (Verse 25) of his "Christ Jesus" (Verse 24), which presumably paid with his shed blood a "redemption" (Verse 24) or "ransom in full" (Strong: Greek: 629) "for the remission of sins"! (Romans 3:25)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s salvation is based upon what His children have done, while Paul's salvation is based upon what his god presumably did.

No student of the bible would deny that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was crucified! But Paul brought untold confusion into the matter of why Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) commanded that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) lay down His life! (John 10:17 and 18) He prayed, to His "Father" (John 17:1): "For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth!" (Verse 19)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, "I am ... come to call ... sinners to repentance!" (Matthew 9:13) "Repent" (Matthew 4:17) is a King James translation of a word meaning "to think differently" (Strong: Greek: 3340) One "thinks differently" because he has been shown something new that he believes is true! So "repentance" relates to truth! And Yeshua told Pilate, the Roman governor He knew would send Him to the cross:

For this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth! Every one who is of the truth heareth My voice! (John 18:37)

The truth that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) would reveal in His being brutally lashed and crucified is the same truth that was revealed by the sacrificing of lambs that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) required for the "atonement" (Numbers 15:28) of His Torah, law and everlasting covenant! He wrote, through His author, of those sacrifices, that they were

a figure for the time then present ... that could not make him who did the service perfect as pertaining to the conscience! (Hebrews 9:9)

The sacrifice of a lamb associated the sinner's sin with violence to an innocent animal, which reflected the violence that his sin had thrust upon Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), Who also is innocent and unworthy of such violence. Although such sacrifices did not "make him who did the service perfect as pertaining to the conscience" (Hebrews 9:9) in some instances, they must have done so in others; because Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, "I am not come to call the righteous" (Matthew 9:13), which establishes that He regarded some of the children of Israel as righteous at the time of His ministering to them in person; and they could have gotten that righteousness only through the atonement available in Yahuah's Torah, law and everlasting covenant!

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6 :25) was based upon one's observing "to do all these commandments before the Lord our God" (Verse 25); and "these commandments" included those relating to His atonement!

The truth that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) revealed in His being brutally lashed and crucified was then described in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s writing through His author: "How much more shall the blood of Christ ... purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" (Hebrews 9:14)

One's "conscience" is one's sense of "moral consciousness" (Strong: Greek: 4893) or what he believes is right and wrong! That involves the "truth" about right and wrong, which can be learned only through Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, law and everlasting covenant "with the house of Israel"! (Jeremiah 31:31) And part of that truth is that, as Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s being crucified showed, sin thrusts terrible violence on Yahuah, Who also was hanging on the cross in the person of Yeshua, His "express image"! (Hebrews 1:3)

Sinning is something that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children choose to do; it is "transgression of the law"! (1st John 3:4) And He said, of the commandments of His law, that they are "for our good always"! (Deuteronomy 6:24) They show His "will" (Matthew 7:21); and Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said:

Not every one who saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven but he who doeth the will of My Father Who is in Heaven! (Matthew 7:21)

So, in giving His children a "dominion ... over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth" (Genesis 1:28), which to make that possible He backs with the power of ha Kodesh Ruach, His Holy Spirit (Mark 11:22 to 24), Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) put, into the hands of His children, the authority by which to cause His own Spirit to violate Him, by carrying out commands by them that violate others and therefore violate Him, Whose Spirit is in His children's victims!

The realization of that truth, which is what Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s atonement is about, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s having come to "fulfill" (Matthew 5:17) the atonement of "the law or the prophets" (Verse 17), the "truth (John 17:19; 18:37)" that He revealed is a fact about Him that is almost incomporehensible!

That Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), the Creator of all and King over it, would enable His children to violate Him by doing or ordering done things that are contrary to His will demands an explanation! To know why He did that is a revelation precious beyond reckoning! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth! But I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of My Father I have made known unto you! (John 15:14 and 15)

In creating us, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wanted "friends"! (John 15:14) He wanted people with a part of His own Spirit as their spirits, made in "in the image of God" (Genesis 1:27) with the same virtues as His own inherent within them, so that they could be co-creators with Him of the Earth on which He placed them, of the conditions that would prevail on the Earth.

But, to do that, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) had to give His children a will or "dominion" of their own, the right to do whatever they chose with the authority over His Spirit that their dominion would give them. And that would make Him vulnerable to them; they could violate Him at will!

But, of course, they would pay for that sin: Forgiven or not, allowed to walk freely in Yahuah Hayah's kingdom or not (Matthew 18:23 to 35), they would get back whatever they gave! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Give; and it shall be given unto you! ... With the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again!" (Luke 6:38)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) put no qualification on that principle of His justice whatsoever! He did not say, "unless I have forgiven you" or any such qualifier! It was "give, and it shall be given unto you", period!

So, although Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) did give His children their "dominion" (Genesis 1:28), He reserved the right to judge them for what they did with it, for the choices they would be making between His "life and death, blessing and cursing" (Deuteronomy 30:19), so that indeed His judgements would be "righteous and true altogether"! (Psalm 19:9)

To judge His children on what He did, rather than on what they have done, presumably by sending His Son to His death to pay with His shed blood a "redemption" (Romans 3:24) or "ransom in full" (Strong: Greek: 629) "for the remission of sins" (Romans 3:25), would be a travesty of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s perfect justice beyond comprehension! Yet that idea is exactly what Paul taught for his "gospel" (Galatians 1:11) in the service of the "false" (Matthew 24:24) "Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12) that he found in "Arabia"! (Verse 17)

So "the very elect" (Matthew 24:24) have indeed been deceived! How more deceived can an "elect" be than to include as a part of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy Bible the "gospel" (Galatians 1:11) of a "false" (Matthew 24:24) "Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12) among them, claiming all of it to be "the inspired word of God" and driving theologians mad in their trying to reconcile two completely opposite gospels of salvation?

Paul based his notion of salvation on the idea that "all have sinned" (Romans 3:23) (and who can argue against that?) and that "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23) (and Yahuah Hayah's law says the same - Deuteronomy 30:19); but allowing those two truths to dictate a solution provided by God's dying presumably in place of the inevitable death of His sinning children completely ignores Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s provision of His "atonement" (Numbers 15:28), which provides for him who repented and showed that repentance by bringing his "sin offering" (Verse 27) that "it shall be forgiven him". (Verse 28)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, "I am ... come to call ... sinners to repentance!" (Matthew 9:13) His own death on the cross would show the same truth that the "sin offering" (Numbers 15:27) of the "atonement" (Verse 28) showed, the violence to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) that all sin thrusts upon Him; and, with that truth's have been witnessed by the sinner, Yahuah has always been sufficiently satisfied to forgive him.

While dying on the cross, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) brought out that aspect of the atonement, by praying: "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do!" (Luke 23:34) He was doing exactly what the prayer He taught His disciples provided: "Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors!" (Matthew 6:12)

So our responsibility under Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is tremendous, for the simple reason that the "dominion" He gave us "over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth" (Genesis 1:28) is tremendous, its having the backing of ha Kodesh Ruach, His Holy Spirit, to do whatever we want Him to do, His assurance to the one using his dominion being that, if he "shall not doubt in his heart but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith"!

That's being the case, we have the authority to order wonderfully beneficial or terrible things to be done on Earth; and people are using that authority to order both things as I write! But, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) assured, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), His disciples:

These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace! In the world ye shall have tribulation! But be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

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 appreciate the responsibility You have given them to use their dominions to glorify You!

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 great responsibility they have of ordering beneficial things with their dominions in accord with Your marvelous will for their lives!

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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