Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2014 May 24

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2014 May 24

Yeshua ha Mawshiyach's Divinity

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20140524.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, as a people defined by their belief, most Jews do not believe that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was what He said He was. Some of them grant that He was a "prophet"; but the question I ask them is, "If Yeshua ha Mawshiyach was a prophet, why do you not believe what He said about Who He was, Who sent Him and why He was sent?"

Let us begin, by considering what Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s faithful apostle John wrote about Him; for that gives us insight into the role He has played for centuries, as Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "express image"! (Hebrews 1:3) John wrote:

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God 3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In Him was life; and the life was the light of men! 5 The light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not (John 1:1 to 5)

The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us; and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth! (John 1:14)

Much of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy Bible is comprised of words attributed to Him; but, interestingly, they are always spoken by one of His children, who are known as "prophets", except when He sent Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) to walk among His children and teach them, in which case the "child" was far more than a mere human, having been as John said "in the beginning with God" and "was God"! In support of that statement, Yeshua said several things! He said: "Before Abraham was, I AM!" (John 8:58)

Not that any man hath seen the Father, save He Who is of God, He hath seen the Father. (John 6:46)

There Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) makes specific reference to Himself as being "of God" and therefore privileged to have "seen the Father", as no man on Earth has ever been privileged! So, if He is to be believed, although the Father sent Him through Mary to have the body of a man, He was and is far more than a man, despite what many people refuse to believe about Him.

Wanting to accuse Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) of blasphemy, for which they knew the Jews could have Him killed, "the high priest ... said, unto Him, I adjure thee, by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God!" (Matthew 26:63) Yeshua answered: "Thou hast said! ... I say, unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of Power and coming in the clouds of Heaven!"

In more specific language, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) made refence, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through His faithful apostle John, to His position in Heaven: "To him who overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame and am set down with My Father in His throne." (Revelation 3:21)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, of His Father: "I and My Father are one!" (John 10:30) But He spoke also of our being one, "as thou, Father, art in Me and I in Thee, that they also may be one in Us!" (John 17:21)

When John the Baptist saw Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), he said: "Behold the Lamb of God!" (John 1:29) Every Jew knew that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah required the sacrifice of a lamb as part of His "atonement"! (Numbers 15:28) And Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua, through Moses, that, when that ritual was performed by an Israelite having sinned, "It shall be forgiven him." (Verse 28)

People seeing or hearing about Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s being sacrificed as "the Lamb of God" at the hands of His enemies could claim His death as satisfying Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s requirement for a lamb to be sacrificed, all such sacrifices having been to "make him who did the service perfect as pertaining to the conscience"! (Hebrews 9:9)

In Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "atonement" the death of a lamb always showed the violence that sin does both to Him and to the child of His who had been sinned against, the object of that violence being to "call ... sinners to repentance"! (Matthew 9:13) To "repent" (Matthew 4:17) means to "think differently"! (Strong: Greek: 3340)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has always wanted His children to think differently about sinning or breaking the commandments of His Torah! He wrote, through His faithful apostle: "Sin is the transgression of the law! (1st John 3:4) And He sent Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), His beloved "Word" (John 1:1) and "only begotten Son" (John 3:16), to be the ultimate demonstration of His atonement or His object lesson of how terrible sin is; and, when wicked men had done their worst to Yeshua, Yahuah wrote, 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)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works' sake." (John 14:11) And the greatest "work" that He ever did was to permit wicked men to torture and kill Him; because that demonstration of absolute hate toward "the Son of God" (John 10:36) on the part of children who had been created by Him traumatically altered the collective conscience of mankind forever! We would never be the same, for the shame upon us of any one of us doing such an inconceivably wicked thing!

Yet Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) prayed, concerning those who had so violated Him: "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do!" (Luke 23:34), which set the example Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wanted set for the ultimate solution to His children's problems!

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses, that He would bless those who would "hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments"! (Deuteronomy 28:1) Yeshua then said, that of those commandments, that loving Yahuah and one's neighbor were "the First and Great Commandment" (Matthew 22:38), on which "hang all the law and the prophets"! (Verse 40)

In loving His neighbor Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) even prayed for the forgiveness of those who had nailed Him to His cross! Then, when Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) had raised Him from the dead, as Yeshua knew He surely would, Yeshua said, to His disciples: "As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you!" (John 20:21) He had already prepared them for that sending, by saying: "Whosoever doth not bear his cross and come after Me, cannot be My disciple!" (Luke 14:27)

The world does not understand Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s sacrificial way of winning His children; their motion pictures invariably portray heroes solving problems by doing terrible things to others! But Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s greatest claim to being "of God" (John 6:46) is His having been the living example of Yahuah in working out His relationship with His children in a peaceful way.

In Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s giving "free will" to His children, He made Himself vulnerable to their violence against Him, should they decide to be violent against Him; and every time they choose to do other than what He asks of them, they violate Him; because what He asks of them is "for our good always"! (Deuteronomy 6:24)

Doing anything other than what Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has asked of us is "for our bad always"! And, since His Spirit is in us, He feels the pain of that violence and works to help us "choose life" (Deuteronomy 30:19) rather than the "death" (Verse 19) to which our violence against Him and each other invariably leads!

Believing that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) indeed sent Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) to show us these amazing ways, so that we could "choose life", causes us to take them seriously and apply them in our lives for the glorious fulfillment He has ever had in mind for us, while failing to believe Yeshua's divinity leaves us open to Satan's methods, which are endless violence, one against another, which leads to Hell or "everlasting fire" (Matthew 25:41), the place Yahuah Hayah has "prepared for the Devil and his angels"! (Verse 41)

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 and appreciate Who and What Yeshua ha Mawshiyach really is!

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 their knowing that Yeshua ha Mawshiyach is the amazing Reflection of Yourself in human form, so that we can know You and Your ways of eternal joy and peace!

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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