Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2014 May 17

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2014 May 17

Yahuah Hayah's Kingdom

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20140517.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 some people call "getting prayed up"!

As for the thoughts that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave me for this Sabbath, He spoke of His kingdom, through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach, in two ways: 1) "the kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 5:20) and "the kingdom of God"! (Luke 17:21)

"The kingdom of Heaven" has been seen only by those who have been to Heaven; and, according to Howard Storm's fascinating testimony, millions of such people exist in the world, who have had what people call a "near death experience" in which Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has brought them there but then returned them to complete their mission in this physical life on Earth!

But Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "The kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:21) And that applies to all of His children, the problem being that most of His children have lost track of that fact and do not believe His kingdom is anywhere, to give His blessings to those who take advantage of its being.

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, "If I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you." (Matthew 12:28) So "the kingdom of God" is anywhere that the power of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Spirit is being shown by the direction of one of His children!

If one goes to a foreign country and if his native land has a treaty with that country, the embassy of his own country in the visited country has the authority to act in his behalf! If we have agreed to abide by Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "everlasting covenant" (Psalm 105:10), His Spirit has our authority to act in our behalf; and that is a wonderful provision! He said, to Abraham: "Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield and thy exceedingly great reward!" (Genesis 15:1)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, "He who believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also!" (John 14:12) And one of the things He said that is beneficial to believe is His explanation of how the "dominion" (Genesis 1:28) works that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave to Adam and Eve and to all their children thereafter!

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "Have faith in God!" (Mark 11:22) Then, to show what He meant, He said: "Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt, in his heart, but shall believe that those things that he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith!" (Verse 23)

Believe me, when I say that the human "dominion" works exactly that way! Whatever mountain one speaks to with "faith in God" has done to it exactly what he says! And, obviously, we do not pick up mountains and cast them into the sea; so ha Kodesh Ruach, Yahuah Hayah's mighty Holy Spirit, must be the power that does the moving! Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His prophet: "Not by might nor by power but by My Spirit, saith Yahuah of hosts!" (Zechariah 4:6)

Evil servants of Satan are in the world, who use the dominion they know Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has given them; but they use it to destroy His children rather than to remove mountains from before them. Such devil-led people speak to mountains that they be put in the way of Yahuah's children, rather than the other way around; so, if one does not know how to use his dominion to remove the mountains that continually show up in his path, he suffers continual frustration, in his life, wondering why that is so!

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His prophet: "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge!" (Hosea 4:6) Part of the knowledge that many people lack is how to remove the mountains that Satan's servants put in their path! And, since using Yahuah's Spirit to accomplish anything is a benefit of His kingdom, we are talking here about the ongoing struggle between Yahuah Hayah's kingdom or the people who are its citizens and the kingdom of Satan and the people who serve him!

On Earth Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children have the dominion! And Satan has none! So he has only that which people give him, by wickedly using their dominion in his service! We learn, from the Book of Job, that for Satan to do anything against a child of Yahuah, Yahuah must give Satan permission to do it; and the reason why He does that relates to whether or not His child is accepting His offer of blessing by fulfilling His requirement to receive His blessings.

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses: "1 If thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all His commandments ... 2 ... all these blessings shall come, on thee, and overtake thee." (Deuteronomy 28:1 and 2) That seems simple enough; but hearing Yahuah's voice rightly takes the wisdom that only His Spirit can give us concerning the intent of His heart in the words or images that He uses to communicate with us.

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments! 16 And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever, 17 even the Spirit of truth!" (John 14:15 to 17)

Since we cannot take even a single breath without the moving of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Spirit upon us, the idea of His giving to us ha Kodesh Ruach, His "Spirit of truth" is more accurately seen as His speaking to us through that Spirit what we now are more willing to hear as childlren who love Him and are keeping His commandments!

So an important progression of requirements takes place in the life of any child of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) who wants the blessings of His kingdom to show in his life! First you must "hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe to do all His commandments!" (Deuteronomy 28:1)

In Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, the words "observe" (Deuteronomy 28:1) or "keep" (Exodus 20:6) are translations of the same word meaning to "guard" (Strong: Hebrew: 8104) or put a value on; and to do that one must have experienced some event that has taught him to appreciate the value of what Yahuah tells us to do or not to do; or he can value the experience of another and accept the lesson learned from it!

I want no part of tasting arsenic; because I have taken seriously the testimony of people who have watched others die from taking arsenic; I "guard" or "put a value on" such testimonies; so my life is, at least, not threatened by my experimenting with arsenic!

What went wrong in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve relates, specifically, to the matter of what they had experienced or not experienced. When Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) warned them that if they ate the forbidden fruit they would die, they had not experienced death neither had they seen anyone die! So Yahuah's warning about death did not mean anything to them.

So, when the Serpent tempted Eve, both she and Adam accepted the Serpent's lie that they would not die; so both of them suffered the spiritual death about which Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) had been talking; and He drove them out of the garden!

To experience life for ourselves and learn from it appears to be Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s purpose in putting us on Earth, to where we can appreciate what His words to us mean and then make well informed decisions to "choose life" (Deuteronomy 30:19) rather than the deadly alternatives that lie all around us; and what we choose determines which kingdom we have working in our behalf or in our destruction!

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) taught, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), the truth concerning His kingdom; Yeshua said: "Repent: for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand!" (Matthew 4:17) The word "repent" is a translation of a word meaning "think differently"! (Strong: Greek: 3340) So participating in "the kingdom of Heaven" requires that one "think differently? But about what did Yeshua want Yahuah's children to "think differently"?

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "I am ... come to call ... sinners to repentance!" (Matthew 9:13) Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His faithful apostle: "Sin is the transgression of the law!" (1st John 3:4) So Yeshua came to call sinners to "think differently" about "transgression of the law"! And all of that relates to participating in "the kingdom of Heaven"! (Matthew 4:17)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Blessed are the poor in spirit! For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven!" (Matthew 5:3) That saying is hard for many to understand! The word "poor" means, literally, "to crouch" (Strong: Greek: 4434), which implies the attitude of one who thinks little of himself in contrast to people who have an high opinion of themselves.

Awareness of our helplessness to do any of the creative things that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has done and our complete dependency upon Him for our care is in contrast to people who suppose they are quite sufficient to care for themselves, not needing anyone around them, much less God! So the child of Yahuah who is welcome in His kingdom is the one with the grateful heart toward Him for all that He has done so lovingly and continues to do in behalf of His children!

When we love Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) and "observe to do all these commandments" (Deuteronomy 6:25) before Him, He gives us "our righteousness" (Verse 25); and we frustrate Satan's servants, who want to destroy us; so they say terrible things about us; Yahuah said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven!" (Matthew 5:10)

"Persecution" is not destruction! Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake! 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad! For great is your reward in Heaven!" (Matthew 5:11 and 12) Those are things said against us but not actually done! And, in suffering the hurt of hearing them said about you, you will have paid the price to "enter into the kingdom of Heaven"! (Verse 20)

Persecution is hurtful to us emotionally, in its being said with great contempt for us. But, as the saying goes: "Sticks and stones can break my bones; but words can never hurt me."

That is a saying of the world and fails to take into account the great power that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has given to His words and to ours! In the creation of all things He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Let there be light! And there was light." (Genesis 1:3) ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit) backed up Yahuah's dominion! Yeshua said, of Yahuah's"Spirit of truth" (John 14:17; 16:13): "He shall take of Mine and shall show it unto you!" (John 16:15)

But, when we are being persecuted, our own personal dominion still has the upper hand! People may say hurtful things about us; but, unless we accept such words and activate them by our own words backed by our believing them and ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit)'s power to carry them out, they cannot harm us.

What we do on Earth affects what we will experience in Heaven! Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Whosoever ... shall break one of these least commandments and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of Heaven! But whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of Heaven." (Matthew 5:19)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through His faithful apostle John: "Blessed are the dead who die in Yahuah from henceforth! Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." (Revelation 14:13)

To "enter into the kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 5:20) one's "righteousness" must "exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees"! (Verse 20)

The reason Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) used "the scribes and Pharisees" (Matthew 5:20) as examples of an unacceptable righteousness is that in their sitting "in Moses' seat" (Matthew 23:2) and teaching Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, "they say and do not"! (Verse 3) So Yeshua called them "hypocrites" (Verse 13) and worthy of "greater damnation"! (Verse 14)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is waiting upon us to create the spiritual climate in which He can show His kingdom on Earth! He taught His disciples to pray: "Our Father, Who art in Heaven" (Matthew 6:9) "Thy kingdom come!" (Verse 10)

Our place in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s kingdom together with our righteousness is the basis upon which we receive all His blessings! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

By having mastered using our "dominion ... over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth" (Genesis 1:28), which Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave to Adam and Eve and to all of us, their children, even performing miracles in some instances, one can assume that he will "enter into the kingdom of Heaven"! (Matthew 7:21) But Yahuah has warned us not to be too sure about that; He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

21 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. 22 Many will say, to Me, in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied, in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess, unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye who work iniquity! (Matthew 7:21 to 23)

So the key to entering "into the kingdom of Heaven" lies in doing Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "will"! And where can that be learned better than through hearing His "voice ... to observe and to do all His commandments"? (Deuteronomy 28:1)

Keeping that precaution in mind, one can perhaps understand Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s next warning through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "11 Many shall come, from the East and West, and shall sit down, with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, in the kingdom of Heaven! 12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness! There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth!" (Matthew 8:11 and 12

In another place, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s disciples said: "This is an hard saying! Who can hear it?" (John 6:60)

What did Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) mean through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) in saying that "the children of the kingdom shall be cast out"?

I suspect that "the children of Israel" (Deuteronomy 29:1), to whom Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) originally gave His Torah and commandments, would be expected to "inherit the kingdom prepared ... from the foundation of the world"! (Matthew 25:34) But the sad thing is that people take what has been freely given to them for granted and stop taking it seriously, thus disqualifying them from seeing "greater things than these"! (John 1:50)

So, since the time when Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said that through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), He has been going to other children of His, "from the East and West" - "other sheep" (John 10:16), Yeshua said, whom "I must bring" (Verse 16), "who are not of this fold ... and they shall hear My voice! And there shall be one fold and one shepherd!"! (Verse 16)

Many children of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) have indeed heard His "voice ... to observe to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1), who were, as Gentiles or people not born among "the children of Israel", not given any formal education concerning those commandments; yet, in their hearts they have determined to follow His voice and in so doing have kept, guarded or put a value on His commandments; so upon dying they have sat down or will "sit down, with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, in the kingdom of Heaven"! (Matthew 8:12)

"The kingdom of Heaven" has been available to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children since Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) "preached unto the spirits in prison" (1st Peter 3:19) and "led captivity captive" (Psalm 68:18) having "ascended on high" (Verse 18), having "received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that Yahuah God might dwell among them". Yahuah said, through Yeshua, to His disciples:

7 As ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of Heaven is at hand! 8 Heal the sick! Cleanse the lepers! Raise the dead! Cast out devils! Freely ye have received; freely give!" (Matthew 10:7 and 8)

People assume that because the story of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s miracles and invitation to enter Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s kingdom was written in the part of His Holy Bible called "the New Testament" that the availability of that kingdom related only to His time on Earth and His mission to solemnize with His shed "blood" Yahuah's "New Covenant with the house of Israel"! (Jeremiah 31:31)

But the necessity for Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) to offer a "New Covenant" was simply because His children of "the house of Israel" had failed to appreciate "the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, which covenant they brake"! (Jeremiah 31:32)

The only thing that would distinguish Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "New Covenant with the house of Israel" from the old one would be that He would "put My law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts"! (Jeremiah 31:33) Of that "law" Yahuah wrote, through His psalmist, that it was an "everlasting covenant" (Psalm 105:10), which "He hath remembered ... for ever, the word that He commanded to a thousand generations"! (Verse 8)

A "law" and "covenant" that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) would remember "for ever" cannot be several laws and covenants; so what He called his "New Covenant with the house of Israel" must be seen as no more than a new opportunity to come into agreement with His "law" and "everlasting covenant" and the "way" (Deuteronomy 28:9) it provides into His kingdom!

To be "in the kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 11:11) is a great honor! Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Among them who are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist! Notwithstanding he who is least in the kingdom of Heaven is greater than he!" (Verse 11)

Although Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s kingdom has ever been the inheritance of those who love Him and listen to Him, interest in it was greatly intensified, in His sending Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) to minister to His children in person! He said, through Yeshua: "From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence! And the violent take it by force!" (Matthew 11:11)

Obviously, "Heaven" or Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s kingdom in it cannot be entered into "by force"! His children are blessed indeed to be taken into it when they die! So Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s referring to anyone's taking it "by force" has to imply the passion that the ministries of John the Baptist and Himself had generated among Yahuah's children, to where they were forcing themselves to qualify for entering into it.

"Great multitudes were gathered together" (Matthew 13:2) to hear Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ); and His disciples asked Him: "Why speakest Thou, unto them, in parables?" (Matthew 13:10) His answer was instructive:

11 Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven! But to them it is not given. 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance! But whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath! 13 Therefore speak I to them in parables! because they, seeing, see not! And, hearing, they hear not; neither do they understand! 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, [Isaiah] which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand! And, seeing, ye shall see and shall not perceive! 15 For this people's heart is waxed gross! And their ears are dull of hearing! And their eyes they have closed, lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and should understand with their heart and should be converted, and I should heal them. (Matthew (Matthew 13:11 to 15)

That was Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s sad commentary through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) on how spiritually dense "great multitudes" of His children are for the most part. Yet He still loves them and still makes His ongoing effort to "put My law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts" (Jeremaiah 31:33), so that, eventually, they can "enter into the kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 5:20), where unimaginable glories and ecstacy await them.

To "enter into the kingdom of Heaven" one must understand Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s words through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) concerning it, which is why I have been so careful to quote His words in this sermon on His kingdom: He said, through Yeshua:

18 Hear ye therefore the Parable of the Sower: 19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart! This is he who received seed by the way side. 20 But he who received the seed into stony places, the same is he who heareth the word and anon with joy receiveth it. 21 Yet hath he not root in himself but dureth for a while! For, when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended! 22 He also who received seed among the thorns is he who heareth the word; but the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful! 23 But he who received seed into the good ground is he who heareth the word and understandeth it, which then beareth fruit and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty and some thirty!(Matthew 13:18 to 23)

Several important lessons can be seen in that passage:

1) Not understanding Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s words permits "the wicked one" or Satan and his many servants to come along and introduce confusion into a person's heart, to where he is so discouraged that he gives up believing that it has value for him, so that "the wicked one ... catcheth away that which was sown in his heart"!

2) Hardness of heart or "he who received seed by the way side", where people have trodden down the soil, virtually guarantees that one will not understand Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s words, as in this parable He uses soils in different conditions to illustrate the various conditions of His children's hearts and their receptivity to His vital words of "spirit" and "life"! (John 6:63)

3) A person with an heart troubled by many difficulties will perhaps "with joy" receive Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s precious words; but the troubles or "stones" make difficult his holding to the words and the truth they convey! Discouragement overwhelms him; and "he is offended"!

4) Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) likened, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), the heart burdened with "the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches", which "choke the word"; and the person so troubled "becometh unfruitful"!

5) The "good ground" is, of course, the heart where a good family background has kept the child from being overcome by the problems of the other soils; and the "fruit" of that blessed person can be expected to come in impressive multiples - "some an hundredfold, some sixty and some thirty"!

But, in the world, where people lack the covering of godly families, outright mischief on Satan's part enters in, which tragic situation Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) illustrated through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) with another parable to show to what "the kingdom of Heaven is likened unto" (Matthew 13:24), in which good seed was sown but the seed of weeds was planted with it. Understandably, the question of the field's caretaker was "Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?" (Verse 28)

But "the householder" (Matthew 13:27) said: "29 Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares and bind them, in bundles, to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn!" (Verses 29 and 30) Yahuah Hayah interpreted, through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach, this parable by saying:

37 He who soweth the good seed is the Son of man! 38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom! But the tares are the children of the wicked one. 39 The enemy that sowed them is the Devil! The harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels! 40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this world! 41 The Son of man shall send forth His angels; and they shall gather, out of His kingdom, all things that offend and them who do iniquity 42 and shall cast them into a furnace of fire! There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth! 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth, as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father! Who hath ears to hear, let him hear! (Matthew 33:37 to 43)

That parable relates also to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s prophecy through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) of a time in which Yahuah will invite through Yeshua those who have "done good unto the Resurrection of Life and they who have done evil, unto the Resurrection of Damnation"! (John 5:29)

The magnificence of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s kingdom, which springs forth virtually from nothing, is illustrated through another parable in which He says, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "31 The kingdom of Heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, 32 which indeed is the least of all seeds! But, when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof." (Matthew 13:31 and 32)

The power of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s kingdom to permeate the hearts of His children is illustrated by another parable, in which He said through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "The kingdom of Heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till the whole was leavened!" (Matthew 13:33)

The inestimable eternal value of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s kingdom is illustrated by His saying through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "44 The kingdom of Heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field, the which, when a man hath found, he hideth and, for joy thereof, goeth and selleth all that he hath and buyeth that field. 45 Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it." (Matthew 13:45 and 46)

The highly selective nature of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s kingdom is again shown through this parable, to which His fishermen could relate:

47 Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like unto a net that was cast into the sea and gathered of every kind, 48 which, when it was full, they drew to shore and sat down and gathered the good into vessels but cast the bad away! 49 So shall it be at the end of the world! The angels shall come forth and sever the wicked, from among the just, 50 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire! There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth! (Matthew 13:47 to 50)

This fascinating series of parables about Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "kingdom of Heaven" is concluded with one that is not so easily understood! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Therefore every scribe who is instructed unto the kingdom of Heaven is like unto a man who is an householder, who bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old!" (Matthew 13:52)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s kingdom is like a treasure house; and His children are His treasure! Some began their journey on Earth long aqo; and, conceivably, they are the "things ... old"! But some of Yahuah's children He put on Earth even after He taught this parable through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)! And, possibly, they are the "things new"! We will have a chance to ask Yeshua about that, when we are taken to "the kingdom of Heaven"; for Howard Storm has told the readers of his story about the fascinating time He spent in Heaven, assuring them that all the questions of those who are joyously taken there are answered!

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 know of what Your kingdom consists and what You want from them to enter into it!

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 kingdom you have waiting for them, which becomes theirs by believing Your words both through Moses and through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach concerning Your requirement for it!

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"

Amen! Alleluia!

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