Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2013 November 2

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2013 November 2

Yahuah Hayah's Righteousness

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20131102.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 I call "getting prayed up"!

As for the thoughts that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave me for this Sabbath, in the writings of Paul is a statement that goes to the heart of his grievous controversy with Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) and the children of Israel, under the misguidance of his "false" (Matthew 24:24) "Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12), whom he found in "Arabia"! (Verse 17) Having mentioned "the righteousness that is in the law" (Philippians 3:6), he wrote:

7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea, doubtless! And I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ 9 and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness that is of God by faith, 10 that I may know him, the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death, 11 if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead! (Philippians 3:7 to 11)

That is eloquent language; and Paul is known for that; but within the exhalted statement he makes is the most grievous falsehood imaginable, which is his repudiation of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25), which Yahuah offered "the children of Israel" (Deuteronomy 29:1) in His Torah, law and everlasting covenant! So Paul supplants Yahuah's righteousness with another, "the righteousness that is of God by faith" (Philippians 3:9), as if faith is not required to believe and follow Yahuah's words; He listed, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), "faith" (Matthew 23:23) as one of "the weightier matters of the law"! (Verse 23)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was and is today "the Word" (John 1:1) by Whom Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave His Torah, law and everlasting covenant through Moses to the children of Israel! So for Paul to say that he had "suffered the loss of all things" (Philippians 3:8), including "the righteousness that is in the law" (Verse 6) "that I may win Christ" (Verse 8) is extremely ironic, which requires that one believe Yeshua wants anyone to suffer the loss of Yahuah's "righteousness", which is what He, Yeshua, had offered through Moses! He said:

Before Abraham was, I AM! (John 8:48)

The "faith" that Paul was talking about in that insidious passage is a "faith in His [Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s] blood" (Romans 3:25), that His shedding it presumably paid a "redemption" (Verse 24) or "ransom in full" (Strong: Greek: 629) for "the remission of sins"! (Verse 25)

The night He would be betrayed, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) spoke, to His disciples, of His blood as being "of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins"! (Matthew 26:28) And that sounds to be almost the same as what Paul was teaching! But careful scrutiny of the wording reveals a difference; and that difference makes "all the difference in the world" where the two teachings bring the student who is trying to gain from them a rewarding direction for his or her life!

The importance of the difference is shown where Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of Heaven!" (Matthew 5:20)

So "righteousness" is one's key to entering Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s kingdom! "And Satan, who deceiveth the whole world" (Revelation 12:) knows that; so by convincing Paul that he was talking to the real Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), he used Paul to substitue a false righteousness - a "righteousness of God without the law" (Romans 3:21), which, if a person relied upon it, would leave him outside Yahuah's kingdom looking in!

Having in His Torah, law and everlasting covenant offered through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses to His children His "righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25), Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) described the blessings that come with it (Deuteronomy 28:1 to 14) and warned His children of the cursings that plague those who are without it (Verses 15 to 68); and then He said, through Moses:

I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing! Therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live! (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Then Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) commanded the children of Israel to set those things before their children! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses:

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)

The key word in both of those passages is "life", which is, understandably, precious to all of us; and Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) made clear, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), that the "life" (Matthew 19:17) about which He was talking in His Torah, law and everlasting covenant included "eternal life". (Verse 16)

But, since Paul introduced, from his "false" (Matthew 24:24) "Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12) from "Arabia" (Verse 17), another "righteousness" - a "righteousness of God without the law" (Romans 3:21), "the righteousness that is of God by faith" (Philippians 3:9): that is, a "faith in His [Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s] blood" (Romans 3:25) - one could not believe in that blood as the purchaser of his "remission of sins" (Verse 25) until Yeshua came and shed His blood!

So that sequence of events prevented, according to Paul, one's access to righteousness of any kind, until the day on which Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was crucified! Presumably, then, by the thrust of Paul's false "gospel" (Galatians 1:11), that sequence of events invalidates Yahuah Hayah's "righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25), which He offered through Moses in His Torah, law and everlasting covenant, which had been available to His children for thousands of years!

Of even greater importance is the difference in how the two forms of righteousness is obtained! Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s offering of "our righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25) is obtained by one's observing "to do all these commandments before Yahuah, our God (Verse 25), which is something we do!

In the meanwhile, the "righteousness" of Paul's false Christ is based upon one's believing what Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) did - His shedding His blood and, presumably, how that shedding paid a "redemption" (Romans 3:24) or "ransom in full" (Strong: Greek: 629) for "the remission of sins"! (Romans 3:25)

But Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, law and everlasting covenant had been available since before the time of Abraham; because Yahuah said, to Abraham's son Isaac: "Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My law!" (Genesis 26:5) And, considering that Yahuah's law is His "everlasting covenant" (Psalm 105:10) with His children, it has to be an everlasting expression of Himself, Whose name "Yahuah" (Exodus 6:3) means "eternal, self-existent"! (Strong: Hebrew: 3068)

For that reason Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His psalmist: "The law of Yahuah is perfect, converting the soul!" (Psalm 19:7) It is so perfect that He commanded, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses:

Ye shall not add, unto the word that I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of Yahuah, your God! (Deuteronomy 4:2)

So, for those who know these things about Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) and His word, Torah, law and everlasting covenant, Paul's coming along and speaking of another "righteousness of God without the law" (Romans 3:21), which is an open refutation of Yahuah's "righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25), indeed likening it to "dung" (Philippians 3:8), can be seen as "blasphemy" (Matthew 12:31) or "villification (especially against God" (Strong: Greek: 988), which Paul expressed in many ways, most specifically by saying:

Ye could not be justified by the law of Moses! (Acts 13:39)

The consequences of accepting Paul's "righteousness of God without the law" (Romans 3:21) are enormous! For that acceptance of a false god's righteousness leaves one without Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "shield and exceedingly great reward! (Genesis 15:1) And without that supernatural intervention by Yahuah in behalf of His beloved children, one is subject to every destructive imposition thrust upon him or her by Satan, whom Yahuah calls "the Devourer! (Malachi 3:11)

For two thousands of years the Christian church has embraced Paul's teachings as "the inspired word of God", for their having been included in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy Bible! So Yahuah's children have needlessly suffered the consequences of being without His "righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25); and that has left them sorely afflicted, oppressed and unable to make any real difference in the world; because the world has had their fill of such disadvantages and has not been in need of yet another source of them. Yahuah said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come! (Matthew 24:14)

I believe that climax will mark "the end" (Matthew 24:14) of the affliction, oppression, impotency and death of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children by their finally coming to understand of what "this gospel of the kingdom" (Matthew 24:14) really consists! Yahuah wrote, through His prophet:

The Lord is well pleased for His righteousness' sake; He will magnify the law and make it honorable! (Isaiah 42:21)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His chronicler:

If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear, from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land! (2nd Chronicles 7:14)

This comforting passage has been quoted time and time again by people wanting Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s forgiveness and the healing of their land! But that deliverance has required turning "from their wicked ways"! (2nd Chronicles 7:14) And to have accepted the righteousness of a "false" (Matthew 24:24) "Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12) through Paul, his false prophet, has indeed been "wicked", which acceptance has prevented their preaching "this gospel of the kingdom" (Matthew 24:14) all these centuries!

But now Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has raised up Faith Harvest Israel to correct that devastating error so that the true gospel of the kingdom can be preached, people can be blessed with the marvelous rewards of His "righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25) and their land healed! He said, through Moses:

40 If they shall confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with the trespass by which they trespassed against Me and that also they have walked contrary unto Me, 41 and that I also have walked contrary unto them and have brought them into the land of their enemies, if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity, 42 then will I remember My covenant with Jacob and also My covenant with Isaac! Also My covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land! (Leviticus 26:40 to 42

These marvelous passages show the longstanding readiness of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) to fulfill His magnificent desire for His beloved children! But, before He can do that, they must get it straight in their hearts where He offered them "righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25), which is His pleasure in their observing "to do all these commandments before Yahuah, our God"! (Verse 25) It is that simple!

Are you worried about the complexity of obeying six hundred and thirteen commandments? (Someone once told me that is how many commandments are in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah.) Have no fear; the basis of Yahuah's blessing is not in how well we obey all His specific commandments; He takes care of that by His "righteous judgments" (Psalm 19:9), His rewards for what we do right and His penalties for what we do wrong, which do not involve our fundamental relationship with Him!

Rather, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s blessing, which includes His "eternal life" (Matthew 19:16), is based upon whether or not we "keep" (Exodus 20:6; John 14:15) or "observe" (Deuteronomy 6:25; Matthew 23:3) to do His commandments, both of which words are translations of a word that mean to "guard" (Strong: Hebrew: 8104; Greek: 5083) or put a value on something.

That vital determination is an action of the heart! That is our desire to do the right thing! Indeed, the child of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) who has been convinced in his or her heart that Yahuah's "way" (Deuteronomy 28:9) is the only one in which to be rightly fulfilled in this life and who therefore wants to do the right thing is the child whom Yahuah has recieved into His righteousness or His pleasure in that humble submission to His will for all of His children.

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 about righteousness, which is the key to Your kingdom!

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 magnificent blessing of having righteousness and thereby entering into Your kingdom!

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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