Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel was thinking on this Sabbath?
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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2013 November 23
Leap of Faith
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20131123.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, a friend of mine who has served Yahuah his entire adult life told me, recently, that, since one cannot prove Yahuah's presumed requirement for salvation as it is shown in the writings of Paul, one must make a "leap of faith" and accept what Paul says as "the inspired word of God" without proof; and, although my friend did not say it, the other side of that coin is that without one's making that leap and accepting that "gospel" or that explanation for obtaining eternal life, one dies without it and goes to Hell!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) 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) And I have made efforts to show this particular friend parts of Yahuah's Holy Bible that offer "eternal life" (Matthew 19:16 and 17) to His children by their doing things other than what Paul taught according to the "gospel" (Galatians 1:11) that his "Jesus Christ" (Verse 12) gave him in "Arabia"! (Verse 17) And my choice of a way for salvation comes from Yahuah's words through Moses and Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)!
As my friend views it, the problem with my choice is that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s words through both Moses and Yeshua ha Mawshiyach precede Paul's teaching, Yahuah's words through Moses preceding it by centuries, while His words through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach precede it by around twenty years, when Paul emerged as a new self-proclaimed "apostle" of his "Jesus Christ"! (Galatians 1:12)
So, in my friend's view, the importance of that timeline is that, presumably, the newer "revelation" (Galatians 1:12) spoken of by Paul in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy Bible should take precedence over the older revelations that Yahuah gave through Moses and Yeshua ha Mawshiyach! Interestingly, that is the same rule used by the Moslems for their Quran! Where it contradicts itself, the newer revelation takes precedence over the older, in their efforts to excuse it.
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) 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) He wrote, through His psalmist: "The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul!" (Psalm 19:7) In fact it is so perfect that He commanded, through Moses, concerning it:
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His psalmist: "Thy law is the truth" (Psalm 119:142); and "all Thy commandments are truth". (Verse 151)
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) revealed His truth through Moses in His Torah, law and "everlasting covenant " (Psalm 105:10) "with the house of Israel" (Jeremiah 31:31) the covenant that "He hath remembered ... for ever, the word that He commanded to a thousand generations"! (Psalm 105:8) Then He confirmed that law and covenant through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach, Who said, of Moses: "If ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My words?" (John 5:47)
The biblical concept of "salvation" involves one's entering "the kingdom of Heaven"! (Matthew 5:20) And Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), that one must have "righteousness" (Verse 20) to do that; and here is where the difference between Yahuah's salvation and that of Paul's "Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12) becomes painfully clear!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) offered "our righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25) in His Torah, law and "everlasting covenant" (Psalm 105:10) "with the house of Israel" (Jeremiah 31:31), only to have Paul come along declaring that "ye could not be justified [made righteous] by the law of Moses" (Acts 13:39) and offering a "righteousness of God without the law". (Romans 3:21)
So getting back to my friend's "leap of faith", if I were to leap to accept Paul's gospel, I would, by that exertion of my heart, also abandon my acceptance of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s gospel, which contains a way of salvation that is the exact opposite of Paul's!
In fact, Paul's teaching is not only different from Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s; it is openly hostile toward it: Paul said: "If ye be circumcised [which is part of Yahuah's way], Christ shall profit you nothing!" (Galatians 5:2) Concerning "the righteousness that is in the law" (Philippians 3:6), Paul put no more value on it than on "dung" (Verse 8), declaring to his followers that "ye are dead to the law" (Romans 7:4; Galatians 2:19) and "delivered from the law" (Romans 7:6), his "Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12) having taken it "out of the way" by "nailing it to His cross"! (Colossians 2:14)
When I have confronted my friend with these violent doctrinal conflicrts, which lie between the covers of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy Bible, he has pled the necessity of leaving them "in God's hands", trusting that He knew what He was doing in bringing His bible together and that, discrepancies or no discrepancies, it is His "inspired word" from cover to cover!
My problem with that handling of the issue is that it leaves me a difficult choice: either accept my friend's recommendation, which makes God look like an unreasoning idiot, or remain with my choice, which makes a liar out of Paul or at least out of his "Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12), if Paul was merely deceived! It is one way or the other; take your pick!
To weigh those alternatives, one must consider that "Yahuah Hayah" (Exodus 6:3) is the "self-existent or eternal" (Strong: Hebrew: 3068) Creator of all and King over it, while Paul was a "Pharisee" (Acts 23:6) who went out "breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord"! (Acts 9:1) I am sure that Yahuah forgave Paul for his persecutions; and so do I! But that background serves to point up his humanness, while my description of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) should elicit only the greatest awe and reverence for the One Who is giving us the breath of life each moment of our lives! So who between the two, the Almight God or a self-appointed, so-called "apostle" should I believe?
Additionally, we have the warning Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), that His children would see "arise false Christs and false prophets, who shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect!" (Matthew 24:24) Teaching the "gospel" (Galatians 1:12) of his false "Jesus Christ" (Verse 12), whom he found in "Arabia" (Verse 17), Paul performed miracles; and "the elect" were so deceived that they even made the false prophet's writings a part of their God's Holy Bible and called them "the word of God"! How deceived can an "elect" get?
Furthermore, we have the merit of each gospel to consider or the lack of it, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s way of salvation being the most simple, straightforward and reasonable requirement imaginable, that His child "hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1), which simply means to "guard" (Strong: Hebrew: 8104) or put a value on them.
In the meanwhile, Paul's way is the most ridiculous, obtuse, illogical and impossible requirement conceivable, that his follower have "faith in His [Yeshua ha Mawshiyach's] blood" (Romans 3:25), that it paid Paul's blood-thirsty god a "redemption" (Verse 24) or "ransom in full" (Verse 24) for the everlasting death that Paul's merciless god had waiting for every child of his who ever had been born or ever would be, regardless of any repentance, desire or works to please him, his having made his children "carnal, sold under sin" (Romans 7:14), in the bodies of whom "dwelleth no good thing" (Verse 18) with "sin that dwelleth in me" (Verse 20), "bringing me into captivity" (Verse 23) the "ransom" thereby giving deliverance to "the body of this death" (Verse 24) and "eternal life" to whomever would believe that swamp of doctrinal nonsense!
So, in my view, a "leap of faith" into believing Paul would be an horrendous violence to all that has been near and dear to me, an unthinkable affront to all common sense and to all that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has come to be for me each moment of each day of my life, a loss of the joy His words have continually brought me, even a rejection and contempt for Him, Whom I love, worship and serve, while believing Him and His willingness to forgive simply for one's asking Him! He taught us, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), to pray: "Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors!" (Matthew 6:12)
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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