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 Hayah gave me for this Sabbath, He wrote, through His psalmist: "7 A thousand shall fall, at thy side, and ten thousand, at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee! 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked! 9 Because thou hast made the Lord, Who is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation, 10 no evil shall befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling!" (Psalm 91:7 to 10)
That is both a prophecy and a promise of comfort for a time of great distress! Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "25 There shall be signs, in the sun, in the moon and in the stars, and, upon the Earth, distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring, 26 men's hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things that are coming on the Earth! For the powers of Heaven shall be shaken!" (Luke 21:25 and 26)
Among Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children, He has called certain of them to be researchers into what is going on in the world; and in this day of computer technology, that research often makes use of the Internet!
What some of these researchers are finding is evil beyond imagining, to where "men's hearts" are, indeed, "failing them" for "those things that are coming on the Earth"!
A money system has been put in place that all prior experience shows is doomed to terrible failure, its object being to put virtually all the world's money into the hands of the "banksters"!
The world's land, mineral and water resources have been taken over by corporations and kept from the people of Earth.
Inventions to bless mankind have been systematically removed from access by the world's people.
The food, water and air of our planet have been systematically corrupted, to bring, deliberately, much disease among the people of Earth.
Military personnel not willing to turn on their own people have been systematically removed.
Biological weapons - organisms known to cause terrible disease - have been systematically embedded in the bodies of Earth's people, through "chem-trails" and corrupted vaccines!
And, finally, the electro-magnetic frequecies known to activate those disease organisms are known and from time to time turned on segments of Earth's population, the object being to kill off a predetermined number of them.
So the capability of the enemies of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) and of His children to cause "ten thousand" to fall, literally, at one's side has by now been developed and already been deployed, with devastating effect, which makes relevant and comforting Yahuah's assurance to those who have "made the Lord ... thy habitation"!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has provided, through both Moses and Yeshua ha Mawshiyach, the knowledge of how we can make Him our "habitation", which "knowledge" (Hosea 4:6) is now, in view of the powerful and threatening state of our enemies, more vitally needed than ever!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has always "desired" (Hosea 6:6) that His children have "the knowledge of God" (Verse 6), without which "My people are destroyed"! (Hosea 4:6) And the reason for that destruction in the absence of such knowledge is evident to those who know His Torah or law! For in it He has made clear that "all these blessings shall come on thee and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God" (Deuteronomy 28:2); and "all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee" (Verse 15) "if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of Yahuah thy God, to observe to do all His commandments"! (Verse 15)
For those who care to read them, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has listed, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses, in Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28, both His blessings and cursings; and they cover every aspect of our lives on Earth that we can possibly think of, the problem having been that His children have not paid attention to these things; so they have not observed (Deuteronomy 28:1), "guarded" (Strong: Hebrew: 8104) or put a value on all His "commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1), which has brought Yahuah's promised cursing, by His giving "Satan" (Job 1:6) permission (Verse 12; 2:6) to do His worst to Yahuah's careless and indifferent children!
Atheists and other self-appointed critics of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) point out that many people in the world have not been taught His Torah or law and so are being punished without knowing how to avoid it; but such critics have ignored the careful language Yahuah used through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses to give His invitation to His children!
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 Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments ... 2 ... all these blessings shall come on thee and overtake thee". (Deuteronomy 28:1 and 2)
That "voice" is in all of us, sounding like our voice but functioning as our "conscience" (Hebrews 9:9 and 14) or "moral consciousness" (Strong: Greek: 4893), which is based upon Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "commandments" and, if "observed", "guarded" or valued, will bring His promised "blessings"!
As for the value we should be putting on the commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah or law, Paul wrote: "19 That which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shown it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse!" (Romans 1:19 and 20)
So, whether we have been well educated in the commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah or law or for whatever reason have never lost sight of the fact that "9 Thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts!" and "10 Thou art my God from my mother's belly!" (Psalm 22:9 and 10) and still recognize His voice when we hear it, we are fulfilling His requirement that we make "Yahuah, Who is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation" (Psalm 91:9), so that "no evil [shall] befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling"! (Verse 10)
As I have shown above, the ways of the wicked in the world today are frightful and overwhelming! But we learn, from the Book of Job (1:12; 2:6), that Satan must have Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s permission to touch a single child of His; and that permission is given when His child is no longer listening to His voice "to observe to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1) but is listening to every other voice in the world, to justify breaking His commandments!
I heard one of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s researchers say that His commandment "Thou shalt not kill!" (Exodus 20:13) does not mean "Thou shalt not defend!" But this conflicts not only with itself but with Yeshua ha Mawshiyach's instruction to a disciple who was in the act of defending Him: "Put up again thy sword into its place! For all they who take the sword shall perish with the sword." (Matthew 26:52)
The argument for using violence in self defense also does not comport with other statements that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) made to His disciples:
39 Resist not evil! But whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also! 40 If any man will sue thee at the law and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also! 41 Whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain! 42 Give to him who asketh thee, and from him who would borrow of thee turn not thou away! 43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy! 44 But I say, unto you, Love your enemies; bless them who curse you. Do good to them who hate you; and pray for them who despitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that ye may be the children of your Father Who is in Heaven! For He maketh His sun to rise, on the good and on the evil, and sendeth rain, on the just and on the unjust! (Matthew 5:39 to 45)
Whosoever doth not bear his cross and come after Me, cannot be My disciple! (Luke 14:27)
I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you! (John 13:15)
As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you! (John 20:21)
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, to Abraham, who "obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My law" (Genesis 26:5): "Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield and thy exceedingly great reward!" (Genesis 15:1) Did He mean that? Or was that simply to give Abraham a false sense of security?
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through a prophet: "God is not a man, that He should lie! neither the son of man, that He should repent! Hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?" (Numbers 23:19)
I will let you decide whether that is true or not, keeping in mind that what one does not believe he does not have! (Mark 11:23)
I pray that this information I have given you is true in Yehovaw'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 how powerful and willing You are to protect and reward them!
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 Your protection and provision for them who love you and keep your commandments!
I pray that Yehovaw 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"