Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel was thinking on this Sabbath?
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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2014 April 26
The Ying and the Yang
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20140426.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 Hayah gave me for this Sabbath, my grandsons showed me a cartoon motion picture in which I was reminded of the religious idea found in Asia of "the ying and the yang", the belief that all of life is comprised of opposites balancing one another, without which creation or the life we know in it cannot exist! One cannot know of light without darkness by which to compare it. One cannot see an object, without other contrastive colors behind it by which to see it as something different from its background! One cannot know "right" without knowing "wrong"! And so on and on!
I must allow that our Asian brethren are commendably perceptive in the idea of "the ying and the yang"; one can hardly avoid its pervasive truth! Yet I believe it suffers a limitation, when one goes to comprehending Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)! For He is not both "light" and "darkness", both "truth" and "falsehood", both "joy" and "sadness" or both "pleasure" and "pain"!
People who have had a near-death experience and have returned to physical life having experienced "Hell" tell us that it is all that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is not! It is comprised of darkness, falsehood, anguish and pain! So "ying" and "yang" are applicable, if one includes that which Yahuah is not! But within Yahuah Himself, I do not believe that any such contrast exists!
Within "light" are colors, which permit one to distinguish between objects; but they are, all of them, a part of "light" and something in which one can delight himself, while "darkness", which "light" is not, forbids distinguishing anything or delighting in anything; it is "death", as opposed to the "life" and "joy" that one experiences in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)!
So, although "the ying and the yang" is a logical comparison between the observable extremes of creation and non-creation; I do not believe it is applicable to one's experience within creation, which is, simply, the physical manifestation of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), Who "is a spirit" (John 4:24), within Whose kingdom is all that I want and none of what I do not want.
Yes, I have experienced the drastic difference between living in rebellion to my Creator and living in harmony with His amazing will for my life! But, having done so, I want no more part of my former life in the world and look forward to the eternity in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) that I know is mine, now that He has brought me home to be fulfilled in all that He is!
So, although a "ying" and a "yang" are there to be experienced; the "yang" is one that I cannot distance far enough from myself, so awful and terrifying was it, if I have that singled out correctly (It could be the "ying" that I don't want; help me out, if you know the difference! I am not an Asian!)
So, yes, upon coming into the world, one is confronted by "ying" and "yang"; Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses: "I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing! Therefore choose life!" (Deuteronomy 30:19)
But, having chosen Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "life", by listening to His "voice ... to observe and to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1), "the ying and the yang" of His Torah is left far behind me; and I am emersed in His "life" and "blessing" for evermore! Amen! Alleluia!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His psalmist: "Thy law is perfect, converting the soul!" (Psalm 19:7) I think the psalmist would have been more accurate to say "converting the spirit"! For the soul is, simply, the spirit body one takes with him into the spirit realm; it is not, as is his spirit, the part of him in which he is conscious and in which he thinks about the life Yahuah has given him on whatever planet He has put him. Howard Storm tells us, in his report of a near-death experience, that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) told him about many planets on which Yahuah has put His children.
Be that as it may, Earth is our world; and learning how to walk well on it has me fully occupied; how about you?
"The ying and the yang" may be a logical necessity for comprehending anything; but having comprehended Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) and at least part of which He is comprised, I want no more of ying and yang; all I want is my Creator and the abundant life He has for me; He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "The thief cometh not but for to steal, to kill and to destroy! I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly!" (John 10:10)
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.
1 - Pastor Floyd talks about the names of God used on this website on His page entitled "The Names" of God"
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