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2014 October 18
Yahuah Hayah's's Concern
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20141018.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 Yahweh, 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 beloved friend of mine sent me a book by Douglas Hamp entitled "Corrupting the Image"; and in this sermon I shall give what I believe to be the significance of that book; because, when I got through reading it, my question was: What really is Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s concern in regard to His beloved children?
We need to be certain about Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s concern about us, His beloved children; because an incorrect idea about what pleases Him or bothers Him can cause us to adjust our beliefs and actions accordingly and be wrong in what we do! And, ultimately, that destroys us: He wrote, through His prophet:
If you will look closely and prayerfully at those verses, you will discern the key to "Yahuah Hayah's Concern"; and then you can compare it with what brother Hamp's concern seemed to be throughout his book!
In the beginning of his book brother Hamp dwelled, extensively, on the presumed cohabitation of fallen angels or demons with human women, which resulted in giants being created, about which Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy Bible says:
Of course, the key to understanding those verses is to understand who "the sons of God" were; and the question that arises immediately is: If "in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are as the angels of God in Heaven" (Matthew 22:30), how is it that one can so readily accept the idea of demon's, who are angels fallen from Heaven, cohabiting with women, whose bodies are comprised from the materials of Earth?
Brother Hamp addressed that question and went to considerable length to show that, although Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s statement implies that angels "neither marry nor are given in marriage", that does not preclude their being able to procreate with physical women from Earth, should they choose to breach the natural order of things.
The problem that I personally have with that idea is that I have the testimony of brother Richard Eby, who some twenty years ago returned from a clinical death during which he found himself in a paradise all his own and had fascinating conversations with Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) while there! During one of those conversations, he raised his arm, for some reason, which parted the front of his heavenly robe; and he noticed that he was neuter! Surprised, he asked Yeshua about it; and his beloved Lord replied, "I told Adam to replenish the Earth, not Heaven!"
That incident and its significance still leaves the procreative ability of an angel in question; but if resurrected humans will be "as the angels of God in Heaven" and if brother Eby's state in Heaven as a spirit being was any indication of what resurrected beings will be like, I believe a question becomes relevant: Why would angels have the ability to do what Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) never made them to do in the first place?
But to continue with other interesting issues raised by brother Hamp's book, we will have to go along with his assumption that angels do have that ability and that, if the "sons of God" were indeed fallen angels or demons, the giants they produced through women were, indeed, a corruption of "the image of God" in which Adam and Eve were made!
The "giants" presumably produced by the demons and their human wives were aberrations! They were not the sons only of Adam and Eve, who were "created ... in the image of God"! (Genesis 1:27) So from this evil phenomenon brother Hamp got the title of his book, "Corrupting the Image"!
In developing that theme, brother Hamp dwelled, considerably, upon the findings of our present day scientists, who have probed deeply into the heart or "nucleus" of each living cell, to find what they call strands of "DNA", which, they are certain, determine the smallest detail of each organism's consititution, whether it be one-celled or the complicated assembly of specialized cells, tissues and organs that comprise the bodies of animals and of us humans!
So in the demons' presumed creating of giant hybrid offspring, brother Hamp's assumption is that this confusion of creation corrupted the DNA of the children and likewise the divine image in which humans were and continue to be made!
But this gives rise to another question of mine: "Is "the image of God" in which He made Adam and Eve simply a reflection of Himself in their bodies; or were their "spirits" and "souls" involved?
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "God is a spirit!" (John 4:24), in which case His "image" must necessarily be "spirit", which supports my personal belief that to make you and me, He separated a part His own Spirit, which is eternal, and gave it a free will of its own! Yes, He gave us a body, as He has given each part of His creation a body; but, being parts of His creation, those bodies all die and do indeed become "corrupt", having lost the living part of itself that gave it energy and kept it going!
Yahweh warned Adam that, if he ate of the fruit that He had forbidden, Adam would die! But, when Adam and Eve did sin in the garden of Eden by eating of that fruit, Adam lived on several hundreds of years! So the "death" of which Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) had warned him apparently related to his spirit!
What did happen immediately was that Adam and Eve lost the glory that had eminated from them, so that "they were both naked, the man and his wife, but were not ashamed"! (Genesis 2:25) So one can easily assume that the glory they had prior to sinning was a showing of Yahweh's Spirit through them, which they lost, when they did sin.
When Adam and Eve sinned in the garden of Eden by eating of the fruit that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) had forbidden to them, He pronounced certain judgments, upon them and upon the Serpent, who had tempted Eve! And from that judgment certain language was recorded that has long been a puzzle to bible scholars! Yahuah said, to the Serpent:
The "seed" of "the woman" we believe to have been Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)! For His mother, the virgin "Mary", was, obviously, a daughter of Adam and Eve! And not only His "heel" but His entire physical body was assuredly "bruised", when Satan's servants crucified Him.
But, in delivering the "truth" (John 18:37) that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said He came to "bear witness" (Verse 37), He did indeed "bruise" Satan's head, who "is a liar and the father of it" (John 8:44), his entire strategy to destroy us, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s beloved children, having been based upon lying to us. And, of course, we believe that Satan was the spirit behind the Serpent who tempted Eve in the creation story by lying to her!
But who was the "seed" of "the Serpent"?
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, of "the Pharisees" (John 8:13): "Ye are of your father, the Devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do! He was a murderer, from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him." (Verse 44)
The fatherhood of Satan that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) related to the Pharisees is, we have to assume, in the figurative sense of their having served Satan in their wickedness! For we have no scriptural basis for attributing to him a literal or physical fatherhood over the Pharisees, as seems to have been the case with the giants produced by demons cohabiting with women!
Brother Hamp's assumption is that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) moved to eradicate the giants in the Great Flood! But another generation of them appeared again after the flood, the sight of whom discouraged the children of Israel, when they saw the inhabitants of the land of Canaan that Yahuah had told them to conquer! The spies sent in to see the land came back, saying:
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) commanded, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses, the children of Israel:
I have heard it said, and brother Hamp and his book was only one of many who said it, that the reason Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) ordered killed every man, woman, child and beast in the land He had given the children of Israel was to eradicate the giants, who contained this corruption "of the image" about which brother Hamp is so concerned! But notice, please, the reason Yahuah gave for His order to be so complete in the annihilation of the inhabitants His people were to replace! He said it was to keep them from doing "after all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods", His anticipation being that they would "sin against Yahuah, your God"!
Those were spiritual considerations, which relate to the spiritual "image" of a spirit God! So what is all this fuss about the demons presumably having corrupted the physical bodies of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children, making "giants" of them?
I am not saying no giants existed! Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy Bible says they did; and archeological diggings have found them. But what weighs heavily upon my spirit is brother Hamp's preoccupation with alterations in the bodies of people, which, so far as I can tell, have little to do with their spiritual state, which is how Yauaeh regards them according to what they have been doing about Him.
The Great Flood, which is seen by brother Hamp as Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s move to exterminate the giants and their presumed corruption of His image, was for a reason that has nothing do do with the bodies of His children; He wrote, through His recorder:
What was Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s concern there? "that the wickedness of man was great, in the Earth". The barest hint of concern about the corruption of material things is where He wrote through His recorder: "The Earth also was corrupt"; but then He quickly defines the kind of corruption He is talking about: "For all flesh had corrupted his way upon the Earth."
Corrupted what? "Corrupted his way!" One's "way" is how he behaves, which gets right back to the beginning of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s complaint: "that the wickedness of man was great, in the Earth".
People have a choice in life. Having laid before His children His requirement for them to receive His blessings (Deuteronomy 28:1 to 14), Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) then 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, that both thou and thy seed may live!" (Deuteronomy 30:19)
The sons and daughters of Adam and Eve before the Great Flood had chosen wrongly! And he specifically said that because of their "wickedness" He was going to "destroy them with the Earth"! So what happened to brother Hamp's research and his allegation that the Great Flood was to eradicate the giants?
Where does Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy Bible say that His primary concern for His children relates to how big their bodies are?
Since reading brother Hamp's book, I have wondered about those giants, asking, of what did they consist spiritually? Did they have spirits? Were they necessarily "bad" because they were big?
I know they had a terrible reputation! And, when David slew Goliath, everyone cheered! But did Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)? Is He not behind the putting together of all the amazingly intricate functions that comprise a living being, including the speech of humans?
The story of David and Goliath shows us that giants spoke! Of all Yahweh's living creations, only His children speak; and I have labored to show that their spirituality is the only thing that can be "in the image of" a spirit God!
I am sure that Satan took full advantage of big people, tempting them to bully those who were smaller; he's still into doing that today! Having learned karate, our oldest son defended children who were being bothered by the bullies at school! But are people evil; because for whatever reason their DNA has made their bodies big? Do people automatically kick dogs; because they are smaller? Some do, of course; but is that our nature? Is that our "image"?
I believe you probably are surmising, by now, that I have some big problems with brother Hamp's making the giants of bible times a big problem with Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "As it was in the days of Noe [Noah], so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man!" (Luke 17:26) So,toward the last of his book, brother Hamp tells how he believes the same demons who created the giants "in the days of Noah" are still "corrupting the image", not making giants, strangely, which I cannot figure out, but by being behind all the abductions attributed to "aliens", in which eggs and sperm are consistently taken from the abductees, the creating of hybrids again seeming to be the point of the entire campaign!
Although the evidence and testimonies amassed by brother Hamp are impressive in relation to this phenomenon, the reason I cannot figure it out is that, if hybrids of angels and humans created giants in bible times, why is it not doing so in these times, if that in fact is what is happening in the so-called "alien" abductions, which have certainly occurred and which have virtually thousands of testimonies?
I cannot fault brother Hamp for being fascinated by the phenomenon; it is what it is; and it is disturbing for those who do not know Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)! But He said, to Abraham: "Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield and thy exceedingly great reward!" (Genesis 15:1) Yahweh also wrote, through His psalmist:
There it is again - Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s warning against "wickedness", the opposite of which is His "righteousness", which He makes "our righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25), when we "observe to do all these commandments before Yahuah, our God"! (Verse 25) And that is quite important; because He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):
"The scribes and Pharisees" were not giants; they simply committed giagantic sins! Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, of them, that they "2 sit in Moses' seat: 3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not!" (Matthew 23:2 and 3)
One of the consistent parts of the abductee's experience is that the "aliens" or demons show them television screens on which are played scenes of major disasters along with the explanation that people unable to take part in an expected rise in the Earth's spiritual vibration will be removed from it, leaving only those who are ready to participate in the anticipated improvement!
Interestingly, this explanation reenforces Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s endtime prophecy rather than that of the false apostle Paul! Yeshua told the Parable of the Tares and then gave His disciples this explanation:
On the other hand, Paul's false account is exactly the opposite, his having written:
So the demons appear to have a better understanding of the end times than did Paul, which was typical of their knowing exactly Who Y'shua was, each time He encountered one or several of them in a victim! They would say: "What have we to do with thee, Jesus, Thou Son of God? Art thou come hither to torment us before the time? " (Matthew 8:29)
The spirit from whom one is receiving his information is everything, in the battle for truth and for the hearts of mankind! And, although the information presented by brother Hamp is interesting; I believe it lacks the truth of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s words through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), of whom His apostle wrote: "He taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes!" (Matthew 7:29)
I pray that this information I have given you is true in Yahweh'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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