Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2014 November 15

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2014 November 15

Being under the Law

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20141115.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 I call "getting prayed up"!

As for the thoughts that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave me for this Sabbath, after years of attending the services of Faith Harvest Israel, a dear friend of mine got caught up in the apostle Paul's false teaching and wrote me a prayer:

Father-God, I count myself dead to sin but alive to You, and I refuse to allow sin to reign in my mortal body. Today and every day, I present myself to You as being alive from the dead and my members as instruments of righteousness. Sin shall not have dominion over me, for I am not under law but under grace, in the name of Yeshua ha Mawshiyach. Amen

"I count myself dead to sin but alive to You."

This comes from Paul's saying: "How shall we, who are dead to sin, live any longer therein?" (Romans 6:2) And this has to be the result of one's "faith in His blood" (Romans 3:25) or in Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s shed blood, which presumably paid a "redemption" (Verse 24) or "ransom" (Strong: Greek: 629) for the "death" (Romans 6:23) that presumably was the destiny of every child of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), "for all have sinned"! (Romans 3:23)

The fact that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) had offered, through Moses, to His children, "life" (Deuteronomy 30:19; 32:47) for their hearkening "unto the voice of Yahuah thy God, to observe to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1) was denied, by Paul, saying, "Ye could not be justified by the law of Moses" (Acts 13:39), which blasphemy amounted to calling Yahuah, the Creator of all and the King over it, a liar!

Speaking of His "life" as "our righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25), Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) had through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses given exactly the same requirement: "if we observe to do all these commandments before Yahuah, our God"! (Verse 25)

But, Paul declared "the righteousness that is in the law" (Philippians 3:6) to have no more value than "dung" (Verse 8) and taught a "righteousness of God without the law" (Romans 3:21); but the righteousness he taught was that of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) - "the righteousness of God" (Verse 21), right? - "to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins"! So we who presumably are left with no righteousness through "faith in His blood" (Romans 3:25) to have paid this presumed "ransom" (Strong: Greek: 629) are by Paul's "gospel" (Galatians 1:11) without the "righteousness" (Matthew 5:20) that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) one has to have to "enter into the kingdom of Heaven"!

My friend prayed: "I refuse to allow sin to reign in my mortal body"! And, again, he was quoting from Paul's false teaching, where he said: "Sin hath reigned unto death" (Romans 5:21), "bringing me into captivity to the law of sin, which is in my members"! (Romans 7:23) To Paul, "sin" was a sentient being with a special dominion or superior power to "reign unto death" (Romans 5:21) and bring us "into captivity"! (Romans 7:23)

My friend did not understand this abominable falsehood very well; for he prayed "I refuse to allow sin to reign!" If he was granting with Paul that sin has the power to reign, he could not refuse that power and was bringing Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) to the rescue, Who pled through Moses that His children "choose life"! (Deuteronomy 30:19)

But Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) cannot very well rescue a child of His who is insisting upon living by the teaching of one in the service of a "false" (Matthew 24:24) "Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12) in "Arabia" (Verse 17), whose "gospel" (Verse 11) insists that sin has the power to "reign unto death" (Romans 5:21) and bring us "into captivity"! (Romans 7:23) Anyone who can be brought "into captivity" hardly has the ability to "choose life"!

So we have Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) telling us that we can choose life and Paul telling us that we cannot!

My friend prayed: "I present ... my members as instruments of righteousness!"

Again, this is terminology from Paul, who wrote: "Yield yourselves unto God, as those who are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God!" (Romans 6:13) The problem with that high-sounding idea is that those who are "alive from the dead" (Romans 6:13) by "faith in His blood" (Romans 3:25) have presumably had their sentence of death paid for or "ransomed" by Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s shed blood without any yielding of "members as instruments of righteousness", which is Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s requirement through His Torah or law! In fact, Paul went so far as to say:

3 I testify to every man who is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law! 4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace! (Galatians 5:3 and 4)

So Paul asks his followers to "Yield your members as instruments of righteousness unto God" (Romans 6:13), which is what Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) required through Moses to obtain "our righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25) and then turns right around and tells them that, if they do what he just got through telling them to do, "Christ is become of no effect unto you." (Galatians 5:3) In other words, Paul's "false" (Matthew 24:24) "Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12) in "Arabia" (Verse 17) denies salvation (as if he had any say about that) to anyone who has believed and acted upon Yahuah's word that "it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before Yahuah our God"! (Deuteronomy 6:25)

My friend prayed: "Sin shall not have dominion over me, for I am not under law but under grace!" And, again, this is directly from Paul, who taught: "Sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law but under grace!" (Romans 6:4)

To me this was shocking, in that my friend had, only a few days before, in another prayer reflecting our years' long teaching to him, promised Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) that he would keep His law "to the end"! And it serves to show exactly how insidiously Paul's false "gospel" (Galatians 1:11) has worked its way into the spirits of Yahuah's children having the best of intentions yet still being confused as to what teachings are whose and what they really mean!

Paul taught a "righteousness of God without the law" (Romans 3:21), which is why he assured his followers that "ye are not under the law". (Romans 6:4) Presumably, they did not need it to be saved.

But Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) taught, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of Heaven!" Then He proceeded, through the same apostle, to show what His problem had been with "the scribes and Pharisees": (Matthew 23:2) He said:

2 The scribes and the Pharisees 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)

Paul's "salvation", if one can call it that, is "not of works"! (Ephesians 2:9) What need had anyone to do "works", even though Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) required them (Deuteronomy 28:1), when, according to Paul's false "gospel" (Galatians 1:11) "faith in His blood" or the shed blood of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) had any sentence of death removed that may have been incurred by someone's failing to keep Yahuah's commandments, which require the works?

In the meanwhile, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s problem with the scribes and Pharisees was that they taught His Torah from "Moses' seat" yet did not do what they taught; He was concerned about the "works" that they "do not"!

To those who have looked after the practical needs of their neighbors, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) will say: "Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world!" (Matthew 25:34) But to those who have not looked after their neighbors, He will say: "Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the Devil and his angels!" (Verse 41) Does anyone need to be a rocket scientist to get the point of that lesson?

Through His Torah Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) requires works for one to be saved, while Paul's "salvation" is "not of works" (Ephesians 2:9) It is that simple! Yet my friend declared, in his prayer to Yahuah, "I am not under the law but under grace"! Well, what is this "grace" by which Paul claimed that one is saved? (Ephesians 2:8)

The only thing offered by Paul throughout His entire false "gospel" (Galatians 1:11) is Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s "righteousness for the remission of sins" (Romans 3:25), which presumably is obtained by "faith in His blood"! (Verse 25) And this combination of factors presumably causes one to be "saved" (Ephesias 2:8) by "grace" (Verse 8), which has absolutely nothing to do with the "life" (Deuteronomy 30:19) offered by Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) through Yeshua through Moses for one who "shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments"! (Deuteronomy 28:1)

Furthermore, any effort on anyone's part to be "justified by the law" (Galatians 5:4) will by Paul's "gospel" (Galatians 1:11) cause him to be "fallen from grace" (Galatians 5:4) or from the only way offered by Paul's false god by which one can be saved, if one can grant that a false god is going to save anyone!

So my prayer for this friend of mine is that his eyes be opened to the damning pitfall of Paul's false "gospel" (Galatians 1:11) and that by this new understanding he be warned to stay absolutely clear of Paul's teaching, regardless of how eloquent or high-sounding it may seem in places! For it is plagued by doctrinal "land mines", which blow up in one's face, every time he tries to use any part of Paul's teachings for any reason!

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 discern the destructive characteristics of the apostle Paul's teachings!

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 freedom from the doctrinal whirlwind that immediately catches up anyone willing to grant any validity whatsoever to what Paul taught!

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.

Amen! Alleluia!

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