Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2014 October 25

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Yahuah Hayah's Sabbath

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20141025.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, His Sabbath relates to His Torah or law, in that keeping His Sabbath is one of His commandments in that law for the children of Israel! He said, to those children, from Mount Sinai:

8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy! 9 Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work! 10But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God! In it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger who is within thy gates! 11 For in six days the Lord made Heaven and Earth, the sea and all that in them is and rested the seventh day! Wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. (Exodus 20:8 to 11)

Then, later, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses:

2 Speak, unto the children of Israel, and say, unto them, Concerning the feasts of Yahuah, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are My feasts: 3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest, an holy convocation! Ye shall do no work therein: it is the Sabbath of Yahuah in all your dwellings! (Leviticus 23:2 and 3)

Please notice how in this second version of His commanding observance of the Sabbath, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) includes it as one of His "feasts ... which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations"! So all His feasts are to be "holy covocations"; and with His Sabbath being "of rest", one must conclude that we are to rest from all weekly activities other than coming together, which is what "convocation" (Strong: Hebrew: 4744) means! And we are to meet for the purpose of that which is "holy" or "sacred"! (Strong; Hebrew: 6944) He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses:

I am Yahuah, your God! Ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy! For I am holy. (Leviticus 11:44)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) prayed, to His Father: "For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth!" (John 17:19)

From Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s use of the word "holy" - "I am holy" - one can surmise that "holy" relates to all that He is! And that embraces "all"; He said, to Moses:

I appeared, unto Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, by the name of God Almighty! But by My name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. (Exodus 6:3)

The name of Himself that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave Moses was translated "Jehovah"; but the Hebrew is "YHWH", which most Hebrew scholars pronounce "Yahuah"; so that is the pronounciation that we of Faith Harvest Israel have adopted for our references to the "Almighty"!

Keeping the Sabbath was so important to us, His beloved children, that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His prophet: "I gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am Yahuah, Who doth sanctify them." (Ezekel 20:12)

So, although Christians believe that they do their god a favor by worshiping him on Sunday, which on virtually everyone's calendar is the first day of the week, they cannot claim to be showing the sign that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is "Yahuah, Who doth sanctify them"; for they are not keeping the commandment that gives the children of Israel that sign by their keeping "the seventh day" as "the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation"! (Leviticus 23:3)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was asked: "Master, which is the great commandment in the law?" His answer was instructive! Without hesitation He replied:

37 Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the First and Great Commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself! 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets (Matthew 22:37 to 40)

So far as loving Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is concerned, His faithful apostle wrote: "If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar! For he who loveth not his brother, whom he hath seen, how can he love God, Whom he hath not seen?" (1st John 4:20)

So that "all these blessings shall come on thee and overtake thee" (Deuteronomy 28:2), Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has required, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses, that we "hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe to do all His commandments"! (Verse 1) And, since loving Him (Deuteronomy 6:5) and our neighbor (Leviticus 19:18) together comprise His "First and Great Commandment" (Matthew 22:38) on which "two commandments hang all the law and the prophets" (Verse 40), we are well advised to do that.

But who can claim to be loving either Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) or his neighbors when he or she refuses to come together on His one feast day in each week - "the seventh day" (Levitiucs 23:3) - on which day Yahuah has commanded that His children come together or keep His "Sabbath of rest" (Verse 3), all day of which He has called "an holy convocation"?

For what purpose do people come together other than to "love one another"? (John 13:34), which commandment was repeated by Himself and His apostles nine times, throughout the New Testament! (John 15:12 and 17; 1st Peter 1:22; 1st John 3:11 and 23; 4:7, 11 and 12; 2nd John 1:5)

Truly, to claim love for one's neighbor without looking in on him at least once a week cannot be done, which is exactly why Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has designated the keeping of His seventh-day Sabbath as "a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am Yahuah, Who doth sanctify them". (Ezekiel 20:12)

When the children of Israel meet, whose "house" (Jeremiah 31:31) Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "new covenant" (Verse 31) was to be "with" (Verse 31), they speak of that "covenant", of which Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said His "shed" (Matthew 26:28) "blood" (Verse 28) would be! And, when He did "shed" that blood "for many for the remission of sins" (Verse 28) or when we have heard of it, "how much more shall the blood of Christ ... purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" (Hebrews 9:14)

When we come together on Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s seventh day" to love one another and to speak with one another of the love of our Father as He has shown it to us through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), we are reminded that His "commandment" (John 10:18) Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) obeyed to submit to the hands of His enemies! And our consciences are indeed purged "from dead works to serve the living God", which is to lay down our lives to our enemies, without which practice the day can never come when "they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruninghooks" (Isaiah 2:4), when "nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more"! (Verse 4)

In that particular prophecy, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His prophet that "He shall judge, among the nations, and shall rebuke many people"! (Isaiah 2:4) What do you suppose He will be saying to them? He described the fruit of that rebuke in the verses preceding:

2 It shall come to pass, in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains and shall be exalted above the hills! And all nations shall flow unto it. 3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob! And He will teach us of His ways! And we will walk in His paths! For out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem! (Isaiah 2:2 and 3)

In His prophecy, Yahweh said, through His prophet, that "He will teach us of His ways"! (Isaiah 4:3) Has He not been doing that all along? Through Moses He defined the Israelites as they who "shalt keep the commandments of Yahuah, thy God, and walk in His ways!" (Deuteronomy 28:9)

The difference between Yahuah's showing us, His beloved children, His "ways" lies in the "rebuke" of which He spoke. The word "rebuke" is a translation of a word meaning "to argue" or "convict"! (Strong: Hebrew: 3198)

When one argues with an arrogant person, the argument is in vain! because the arrogance does not allow for considering any new thing! But argument with an humble person is a delightful exercise; for the humility allows for improvement! And Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "ways" (Isaiah 2:3) require drastic improvement; He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you!" (John 20:21) "Whosoever doth not bear his cross and come after Me, cannot be My disciple!" (Luke 14:27)

These are the things that Yahweh's "children of Israel" (Deuteronomy 29:1) consider each "Sabbath of rest"! (Leviticus 23:3) And without their being realized in the hearts of His children they will indeed continue to grope in the darkness of their own ways.

Blindly, under the teaching of Paul, who said, "Ye are not under the law" (Romans 6:14: Galatians 5:18) along with other equally blasphemous statements (Acts 13:39; Romans 3:21 and 28; 7:4 and 6; Philippians 3:6 and 8; Colossians 2:14), the Christians fail to observe the first day of the week as one of those on which "shall work be done"! (Leviticus 23:3) Instead they set it aside as their day of "holy convocation" (Verse 3), in direct and knowing defiance of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s commandment that His children observe "the seventh day" (Verse 3) for their "holy convocation"! And, then, they wonder why He does not seem to be listening to them; He wrote, through His psalmist:

1 O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; Thou understandest my thought afar off! 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down and art acquainted with all my ways! 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether! (Psalm 139:1 to 4)

So the day does not exist in which Yahweh does not hear His children! But, when they "wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:15), He has no choice but to bring "all these curses" (Verse 15) upon them, exactly as He has promised! And the phenomenon of His children's ignoring His voice "to observe to do all His commandments" is the wonder to behold over the centuries that has kept them compromised with Him and suffering no end of affliction and death!

Of even greater wonder is the phenomenon of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children believing under Paul and the "false" (Matthew 24:24) "Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12) in "Arabia" (Verse 17) who gave Paul his "gospel" (Galatians 1:11), that walking in "the obedience of Christ" (2nd Corinthians 10:5) is to ignore Yahweh's torah because "ye are become dead to the law" (Romans 7:6), when the true Christ said of Moses: "if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My words?" (John 5:47)

Although I abhor Satan's hatefulness toward Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) and His children, I greatly respect Satan for having accomplished what he has in Yahuah's children to cause them to destroy themselves by ignoring His voice! No one can deny that Satan has indeed accomplished great destruction among them; but with Yahuah I put the blame squarely upon the children and not upon the Devil for that success of his to destroy them. As Paul wrote:

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 1:20)

The awesome wonder of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s creation should be enough to get anyone's attention and cause him to hearken to the "voice" (Deuteronomy 28:1) within him "to observe and to do all His commandments"! (Verse 1) But Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is the first to understand that, until His children know and feel the bitter fruit of "the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil" (Genesis 2:17), they will override His voice with notions of their own will for themselves and number themselves among those who fail to do "the will of My Father Who is in Heaven" (Matthew 7:21), only to be told, by Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), His beloved "Word" (John 1:1), "Son" (John 3:16) and "express image" (Hebrews 1:3): "I never knew you: depart from Me, ye who work iniquity!" (Matthew 7:23)

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!

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 the supreme benefits of observing Your seventh-day Sabbath!

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 Ruakh, 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; because they know the happiness of loving You and one another especially on your Sabbath!

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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