Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2014 August 23

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2014 August 23

But I Say unto You

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20140823.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, a dear Christian friend of mine told me that the places where Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, "You have heard it said ... but I say, unto you" were places where He was teaching new commandments for the "New Testament" or covenant to replace Yahuah's Torah or law as it was given under His "Old Testament" or covenant! But I say, unto you, that, in consideration of Yahuah's truth as this fellowship understands it, such an idea cannot be correct! Yahuah wrote, through His psalmist:

8 He hath remembered His covenant for ever, the word that He commanded to a thousand generations! 9 which covenant He made with Abraham, and His oath unto Isaac 10 and confirmed the same, unto Jacob, for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant!

A "covenant" is a contract, which is an agreement between two parties for each to abide by the terms and conditions that have been written in the contract. The commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah or law and the promises He has related to them are of no benefit to His children, unless He has secured from them their agreement to "keep", "observe", "guard" (Strong: Hebrew: 1804) or put a value on those commandments! So His Torah and covenant are two sides of a coin, if you will, neither of which can be considered without the other side to complete its meaning!

Notice how Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s wording in Psalm 105 moves quickly from the covenant "He hath remembered for ever" to "the word that He commanded to a thousand generations"! Both the agreement He must have from His children and the Torah about which they are agreed are represented in that statement! And they are "for ever"! Is that true? Or is this a lie?

Although the children of Israel said, to Moses: "All the words that Yahuah hath said will we do" (Exodus 24:3), most of the children of Israel did not keep Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, under the covenant He obtained from them near Mount Sinai! So later He wrote, through His prophet, of making a "new covenant with the house of Israel"! (Jeremiah 31:31)

32 Not according to 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, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put My law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts! And I will be their God, and they shall be My people! (Jeremiah 31:32 and 33)

Please notice, first of all, that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "new covenant" would be "with the house of Israel"! He defined "the children of Israel" (Deuteronomy 29:1) as those who "keep the commandments of Yahuah, thy God, and walk in His ways"! (Deuteronomy 28:9) So, if, as Paul told his followers, "Ye are not under the law" (Romans 6:14; Galatians 5:18), which contains the commandments that "the house of Israel" must keep to be such a house, how can Yahuah's "new covenant" be for them?

Please notice that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) did not speak, in this prophecy, of a new law! He spoke only of "My law", which, in reaction to the way He knew He would be establishing His children's new agreement to keep it, they would finally "take to heart"! I am of course referring to His plan to use Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s "blood" (Matthew 26:28) to solemnize His new covenant with them, exactly as He had used the blood of oxen to solemnize His first covenant with them. (Exodus 24:5 to 8) Does not the blood of a brother make one more solemn than the blood of an animal?

The same Torah or law was the central issue of both covenants; only the covenants or agreements to keep it were changed, with respect to their being different efforts at different times to obtain the same agreement, which are comprised of the same commandments, which is why Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) could write, through His psalmist, of remembering "His covenant for ever"! (Psalm 105:8)

So let us go to the places where Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) did introduce His teaching with the words "but I say unto you" and see what His intent might have been in those places; for they had to be in fulfillment of His promise to "put My law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts"! (Jeremiah 31:33)

21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment! 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca ["worthless" (Strong: Greek: 4469), shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of Hell fire! (Matthew 5:21 and 22)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s quoting, "Thou shalt not kill" refers to the sixth of the ten commandments that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave through Yeshua through Moses to the children of Israel on Mount Sinai! When He said, "But I say, unto you", did He intend that this additional saying was to replace the former? Are we to suppose that with one's being "angry with his brother without a cause" now being "in danger of the judgment" one is free to kill another without "the judgment"?

Now that one's saying "to his brother, Raca" or "worthless" is "in danger of the council", is he now no longer "under" Yahuah Hayah's commandment not to kill?

Now that "whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of Hell fire", is he now free to kill?

Yahuah Hayah's law under His "old covenant" with the house of Israel commanded them to "love thy neighbor"! (Leviticus 19:18) So let me ask you something: Is it loving to be angry with one's brother without a cause? So was Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s warning that such conduct is "in danger of the judgment" a "new commandment for His New Testament or covenant" or simply a finely tuned understanding of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s everlasting Torah or law "with the house of Israel"?

Is it loving to call one's brother "worthless"? So was Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s warning that such conduct is "in danger of the council" a "new commandment for His New Testament or covenant" or simply a finely tuned understanding of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s everlasting Torah or law "with the house of Israel"?

Is it loving to call one's brother a fool? So was Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s warning that such conduct is "in danger of Hell fire" a "new commandment for His New Testament or covenant" or simply a finely tuned understanding of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s everlasting Torah or law "with the house of Israel"?

The necessity felt by Christians to prove that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) invalidated Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah or law goes back to their having accepted the blasphemous teachings of Paul as "the word of God" because questionable scholars chose to include his anti-law letters in their canonization of the Bible!

Those scholars are questionable; because they were hired by Constantine, who declared a law against any Roman's keeping the commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah or law, which made the "gospel" (Galatians 1:11) taught by Paul the only thing left to keep, which established, once and for all time, "Christianity" as a completely Gentile faith!

Having declared, "Ye could not be justified by the law of Moses" (Acts 13:39), Paul had to offer a new way by which one can be justified; and the "gospel" (Galatians 1:11) he was taught by the "false" (Matthew 24:24) "Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12) Paul found in "Arabia" (Verse 17) provides that way! For Paul wrote of a "righteousness of God without the law" (Romans 3:21), claiming "that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law". (Verse 28)

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) It was the faith to believe that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "voice" (Deuteronomy 28:1) does indeed guide one "to observe to do all His commandments" (Verse 1) and that for one's hearkening to that voice "all these blessings shall come on thee and overtake thee". (Verse 2)

But Paul wrote that "the law is not of faith"! (Galatians 3:12) Instead, the "faith" that he was talking about related to Yeshua ha Mawshiyach's terrible death on the cross! It was a "faith in His blood" (Romans 3:25), that it paid a "redemption" (Verse 24) or "ransom" (Strong: Greek: 629) "for the remission [or forgiveness] of sins"! (Verse 25)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) taught His disciples to pray, to their "Father Who art in Heaven" (Matthew 6:9): "Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors!" (Verse 12) Then He explained: "If ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you!" (Verse 14) Was He lying or deliberately omitting critical requirements for Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s forgiveness? Did He know but did not tell that, as Paul later claimed, "remission of sins" would only be possible by His blood's being shed as a "ransom" to pay for all the sins of mankind?

I believe not! I believe that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) was telling the disciples through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) exactly how it is - that forgiving others brings His forgiveness in return! He said, through Yeshua: "Give, and it shall be given unto you." (Luke 6:38)

Blessed are the merciful! For they shall obtain mercy! (Matthew 5:7)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s story through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) about the highly indebted servant shows exactly the same thing! To show what "the kingdom of Heaven" is "likened unto" (Matthew 18:23), Yahuah told, through Yeshua, of a servant who owed his king "ten thousand talents"! (Verse 24)

25 Forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold and his wife and children and all that he had and payment to be made! 26 The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all! 27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion and loosed him and forgave him the debt. (Matthew 18:25 to 27)

But the freed servant turned around and showed no compassion for a fellow servant who owed him a small debt and had him cast into prison! When his king learned of that merciless behavior on the part of the one whom he had forgiven, He called the debt and cast the ungrateful servant into prison; and, to summarize that story, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

So likewise shall My heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. (Matthew 18:35)

So where is any mention made of shed blood's being necessary for such forgiveness? No such mention is there! Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s shed blood was, simply, to solemnize Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "new covenant with the house of Israel", which was no more nor less than their agreement "to observe to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1) so that "all these blessings" (Verse 2) can come on them and overtake them.

Still, on the basis of Paul's false "gospel" (Galatians 1:11), no forgiveness was possible for anyone before Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) died and shed His blood; so Paul made several statements expressing His belief that "the righteousness that is in the law" (Philippians 3:6) has no more value than "dung"! (Verse 28) He wrote:

"Ye are not under the law." (Romans 6:14; Galatians 5:18)

"Ye are become dead to the law." (Romans 7:4)

"Now we are delivered from the law." (Romans 7:6)

"If ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing!" (Galatians 5:2)

"Whosoever of you are justified by the law, ye are fallen from grace!" (Galatians 5:4)

"13 You, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross!" (Colossians 2:13 and 14)

With the difference between Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "gospel of the kingdom" (Matthew 24:14) and Paul's false "gospel" (Galatians 1:11) in mind, let us continue to examine the places where Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "You have heard it said ... but I say, unto you":

27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery 28 But I say, unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart! (Matthew 5:27 and 28)

In that statement, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) made reference to the seventh commandment of His Ten Commandments through Moses; and, again, while realizing that what one does in His heart amounts, in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s sight, to what one does by his actions, is one now free to commit adultery?

Was the former commandment made void by Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s newer commandment through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)? As Paul taught, are we no longer "under the law"?

Or should we simply learn, from Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s teaching, a better understanding of what He meant when He forbade through Moses one's committing adultery?

31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement! 32 But I say, unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery! And whosoever shall marry her who is divorced committeth adultery. (Matthew 5:31 and 32)

Did Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) say, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), that His provision through Moses for divorcing a wife was no longer in effect, that He was repealing that commandment? It reads:

When a man hath taken a wife and married her and it come to pass that she find no favor in his eyes because he hath found some uncleanness in her, then let him write her a bill of divorcement and give it in her hand and send her out of his house! (Deuteronomy 24:1)

In that commandment the cause for giving the divorce is "because he hath found some uncleanness in her". In the ritual Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) provided for determining a wife's "uncleanness",

27 if she be defiled and have done trespass against her husband ... the water that causeth the curse shall enter, into her, and become bitter! And her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot! And the woman shall be a curse among her people! 28 And, if the woman be not defiled, but be clean, then she shall be free and shall conceive seed! 29 This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth aside to another instead of her husband and is defiled! (Numbers 5:27 to 29)

So where, then, is any difference between Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s commandment for divorce and what Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) taught later? The "uncleanness" in the wife that is the requirement for divorcing her is her going "aside to another instead of her husband", which is "fornication"!

But following after that commandment is another that permits the wife to "go and be another man's wife". (Deuteronomy 24:2) Did Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) contradict that commandment? He simply said that, if a divorce is given on any ground other than the "uncleanness" specified in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah or law [which is "fornication"], it "causeth her to commit adultery" (Matthew 5:32), if she were to remarry!

If the wife had been tried according to the ritual provided in the Book of Numbers and found guilty of going "aside to another instead of her husband", she would be regarded as "a curse among her people" (5:27) and would not be seen as a woman worthy of becoming a wife. So what of the provision that the divorced woman can "go and be another man's wife"?

My understanding of that situation is that the wife who was divorced by her husband without his bothering to test her for "uncleanness" and, being a man, had judged her unfairly and without proper cause, should not, in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s view, be forced to go the rest of her life without the love and support of a husband!

But that understanding of mine does run counter to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s statement through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) that the woman who has been divorced "saving for the cause of fornication"" (Matthew 5:32) has been caused "to commit adultery" (Verse 32), if she remarries!

So, by that saying, such a woman would be forced to go unmarried the rest of her life, which has bothered the church for a long time; and it bothers me! What it tells me is that divorce without just cause creates spiritual problems for all parties concerned, who can, for the merciful person who forgives others (Matthew 6:14) be forgiven; and life can go on under Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s blessings, which I cannot see would withhold marriage from a daughter of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) who has intended no wrong to anyone! Yahuah said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

33 Ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself but shalt perform, unto the Lord, thine oaths! 34 But I say, unto you, Swear not at all! neither by Heaven, for it is God's throne, 35 nor by the Earth, for it is His footstool! neither by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King! 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head; because thou canst not make one hair white or black! 37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay! For whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil! (Matthew 5:33 to 37)

To that teaching I can say "Yea!" and "Amen!" If a person is careless enough to lie, why would he be any less careless in making "oaths" or "swearing"?

Going back to the original commandment, we find Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s saying through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses: "If a man vow a vow unto Yahuah or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth!" (Numbers 30:2)

In that commandment Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children keeping their word appears to be His main concern! Where the tradition of vowing a vow or swearing an oath to bind one's soul came into the picture only He knows! Did He have no problem with His children's lying, if they did not happen to "vow a vow" or "swear an oath"?

Would misrepresenting the truth be loving one's neighbor? (Leviticus 19:18)

Places in scripture like these make hearing Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "voice" (Deuteronomy 28:1) important for knowing His heart in a matter. I believe that hearing His voice in our hearts is the critical part of our relationship with Him - that whatsoever is more than that "cometh of evil"!

38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth! 39 But I say, unto you, that ye 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 And 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! (Mathew 5:38 to 42)

By advising His listeners to "resist not evil", was Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) repealing Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s commandment through Yeshua through Moses that includes "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth"? Considering that "He hath remembered His covenant for ever, the word that He commanded to a thousand generations" (Psalm 105:8), I do not believe Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) came to repeal any part of that covenant and word; but I do believe that He presented some things that His children could choose to do in lieu of seeking Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s immediate justice, which is immutable and does come, regardless of what His children do or not do.

What Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) did do in that teaching was to advise Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children to leave in His able hands the "eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" aspect of His judgment; the priesthood of Israel had strayed far from being able to make such determinations rightly anyway! And in that teaching He introduced what He would soon be demonstrating, which I call His "ministry of the cross", not a ministry to replace that of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah but built upon it as its foundation!

The thousands of innocent lambs that had been cut and allowed to bleed to death to fulfill Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s requirement of the atonement of His Torah had demonstrated the violence to His innocence that the sins of His children had repeatedly thrust upon Him; but, while doing that, the suffering and death of the innocent lambs had also worked - imperfectly, to be sure - to "make him who did the service perfect as pertaining to the conscience"! (Hebrews 9:9)

Then, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) sent Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) to be His "Lamb" (John 1:29), commanding Him to lay down His life (John 10:17 and 18) by not resisting the evil (Matthew 5:39) of His religious leaders, who wanted to kill Him. And, in Yeshua's doing that, Yahuah accomplished two important things: 1) As an example for us to follow, Yeshua prayed for Yahuah to forgive those who had nailed Him to the cross! 2) Yahuah raised Yeshua from the dead a gloriously resurrected man, showing His power even over death and His worthiness to be heard and followed!

The first achievement of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s death and resurrection is important; because forgiving others is critical to being forgiven (Matthew 6:14 and 15); and the second achivement is important; because believing Yeshua is Yahuah's requirement for one to "not perish but have everlasting life"! (John 3:16)

When Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) had obediently laid down His life and when Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) had raised Him again, Yeshua then said, to His disciples: "As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you!" (John 20:21) He had prepared His disciples for that commission, by saying:

Whosoever doth not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple! (Luke 14:27)

So, although we know that the "eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" judgment of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah is assuredly carried out by Him no matter what, the children of His who want to be His disciples are called to His ministry of the cross, so that 1) His forgiveness can be known by the conduct of His disciples and 2) His raising them up from whatever trial is given them will show that they are worthy to be heard, when they are preaching His "gospel of the kingdom ... to all the world"! (Matthew 24:14) They can then pray, with the psalmist: "Thou preparest a table, before me, in the presence of mine enemies!" (Psalm 23:5)

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor 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. 46 For, if ye love them who love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same? 47 And, if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father Who is in Heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5:43 to 48)

Can anywhere in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah be found where He commands His children to hate one's enemies?

The original commandment was: "Thou shalt not avenge nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people! But thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself! I am Yahuah!" (Leviticus 19:18)

What kind of people is it that one would want to "avenge" or "bear any grudge against"?

Is that not a description of those who have hurt one and thus be considered "enemies"?

If one is loving, blessing, doing good to and praying for his enemies, he is not resisting them; and that is Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s ministry of the cross to convey His love even of His enemies, to those among His children who have lost track of who they are and Who He is and the truth of His loving care for them, His mercy toward them and His power to fulfill them to the uttermost!

But as powerful as that ministry is for good, it is not a replacement of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah! It is its fulfillment! Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said:

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfill! 18 For verily I say, unto you, Till Heaven and Earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled! (Matthew 5:17 and 18)

"Heaven and Earth" have not yet passed! And anyone who believes that nothing is left to be fulfilled in the world is either blind or in denial! With cruel, senseless, violent and hateful greed running rampant among Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children on Earth, much remains to be fulfilled; and the atonement of Yahuah's Torah as shown by Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) in its full power to "call ... sinners to repentance" (Matthew 9:13) is the clear way by which to accomplish the elucive fulfillment!

But, under Paul's blasphemous assault on Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, what Yahuah worked to accomplish through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s death and resurrection has been all but lost! And that has woefully undermined Yahuah's way for the last two thousand years!

The choice is ours! Will we "choose life" (Deuteronomy 30:19), as Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) pled with His children to do?

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses, that "all the words of this law" (Deuteronomy 32:46) are "your life"! (Verse 47) And Yeshua called that life "eternal"! (Matthew 19:16 and 17)

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 wisdom through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach, not to replace Your Torah but to fulfill 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 unmatchable power of Your ministry of the cross to bring even your enemies to their knees before You in grateful adoration!

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"

Amen! Alleluia!

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