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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2014 December 27
Seeing Yahuah Hayah
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20141227.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 and 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, He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "God is a spirit!" (John 4:24) Does that mean that Yahuah is invisible? Can He not be seen?
When people meet, they sometimes say: "It is good to see you." But what are they looking at, when they believe they are seeing one another?
This physical body that you and I carry around with us is not "us"! When I am talking with you, the part of you that is hearing me, considering the words that I am sounding out for you and responding with words of your own, I am not seeing! I am only seeing the body that is the "express image" of the spirit who is really the person you are, who is directing the body with which I am interacting!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His author, of Himself and Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), that Yeshua is "the express image of His person"! (Hebrews 1:3) Yeshua said: "He who hath seen Me hath seen the Father!" (John 14:9)
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: Though ye believe not Me, believe the works, that ye may know and believe that the Father is in Me and I in Him! (John 10:38) Both the Father, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), and His Son, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), are "in" something that people in Yeshua's day on Earth were able to see and hear! And that "something" is not them; it is, simply, the body that Yahuah made to hold them and show to some degree their form and nature!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His faithful apostle, of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1) How "the Word" could be both "with" and the same as "God" simultaneously is a mystery, unless one can accept the idea that while being One and the same, the expression of that One as Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) in the "spirit body" that is our "soul" is, indeed, "God", the Creator of all and the King over it.
Researchers who have interviewed thousands of people who have returned from clinical death tell us that such people have seen Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) in that "spirit body" or soul, which in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s spirit realm looks exactly like our physical body looks on Earth, except that it is perfect and gloriously radiant, while our physical body is limited by the nature of physical things and usually suffers flaws that come from the corrupted DNA of our parents! The testimony of Howard Storm tells of his seeing Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) and angels with human forms in Heaven; and I am very grateful for the knowledge of God that he has given us in that testimony!
In the great vision Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) gave His faithful apostle John, He told John: "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending ... Who is, Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty!" (Revelation 1:8) In other words Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), in Whose behalf Yeshua was speaking, is eternal and infinite! But the expression of Himself that is Yeshua had to have a "beginning" and will have an "ending", for the simple reason that this expression is a created thing; and all created things necessarilly have a "beginning" and an "ending"!
Throughout His ministry on Earth Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) continually expressed Himself as being beholden to the Father! He said: "The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do." (John 5:19) "I have not spoken of Myself! But the Father Who sent Me, He gave Me a commandment, what I should say and what I should speak!" (John 12:49)
When "one of His disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray" (Luke 11:1), Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, "After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name!" He did not teach anyone to pray to Him, the Son!
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) continually spoke of His Father having sent Him. This required that the Father's will be done, not His! In His sample prayer, He taught His disciples to pray, to the Father: " Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in Earth, as it is in Heaven!" (Matthew 6:10)
When Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was struggling with the grave issue of submitting to His enemies, He prayed, to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM): "O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt." (Matthew 26:39)
Our "soul" or "spirit body" is the kind of body which, when it is assigned by the Father to a fetus within the womb of a mother, then determines the shape, appearance and functions of the physical body on Earth! Scientists have assigned that task to the DNA they have studied within the cells of each living organism!
But what scientists of the world have never been able to figure out is what causes the DNA to do what it does, which makes significant changes throughout the life of the person they have studied! In the meanwhile, what godly scientists are willing to recognize is that a part of the person that is higher than the DNA is the determining part of him or her, which is the creative spirit part of us, which is part of the creative God we love, worship and serve, and is, therefore, eternal as He is.
When Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) rose from the dead, He appeared to His disciples, having presumably walked through walls or whatever it took to appear behind locked doors! He said: "The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit!" (John 3:8) Angels do the same thing! And Yeshua said: "In the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are as the angels of God in Heaven!"
In other words, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), Whom Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said "is a spirit" (John 4:24), cannot be seen; for "spirit" is the essence, energy and intelligence by which all things have been made! So, for an expression of Himself by which He could be seen and heard in Heaven, He then created, "in the beginning ... the Word" (John 1:1); and, then, at a particular time in the history of His children, He attached that "soul" to the fetus developing in Mary's body, thereby creating "His only begotten Son" (John 3:16) or the showing of Himself as a human being!
We are indebted to Ron Wyatt, who found the Ark of the Covenant in a cave underneath where Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was crucified and who found blood that had run down onto the ark through a crack in the rock under the post hole where Yeshua's cross had apparently been put! When Brother Wyatt had that blood analyzed in a laboratory, they were amazed to find only 23 female chromosomes and one male chromosome, the other 22 male chromosomes found in all human children being missing, which of course confirms the biblical account of Yeshua's virgin birth, Mary having been impregnated by "the Holy Ghost" (Luke 1:35) or ha Kodesh Ruach, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy Spirit!
So people who say that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) is, merely, a "prophet", as do the Jews and many others having developed their mentality, have had to dismiss the New Testament's record of these matters, as the vain imagining of men, and go back to dealing with Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) as only a spirit, which has grieved Him beyond knowing! Yeshua said:
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was definitely seen, by Jerusalem, when He entered the city, "meek and sitting upon an ass" (Matthew 21:5), when "8 a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and laid them in the way. 9 And the multitudes who went before and who followed cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He Who cometh in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!" (Verses 8 and 9)
But those particular people would not see Him again in that joyous way, until He comes again in the same celebrative manner, this time in victory and not as merely a brief interlude on His way to the cross! And those among them who will have become citizens of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 5:20) will certainly be observers of that great day!
When Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) does come to Earth again, this time as the celebrating Victor, He will come, as John saw Him pictured, on "a white horse" (Revelation 19:11) with "a sharp sword" (Verse 15) coming "out of His mouth" (Verse 15) "that with it He should smite the nations"! (Verse 15)
But "the nations" waiting to be smitten will have hearts like stone! For two thousand years have gone by, thus far, with Yahuah Hayah's ministry of the cross being His central focus, its being His surest way of melting the hearts of His children! For He wrote, through His author: " How much more shall the blood of Christ ... purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?"
So if, after all these centuries of pleading through His submitting to their will of violence to one another, as Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) did at the close of His ministry in person, will not have succeeded in that purging, as Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His author: "There remaineth no more sacrifice for sins", either through Yeshua or through those whom He has sent all this time "as My Father hath sent Me"! (John 20:21)
So Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "Day of Judgment" (Matthew 10:15; 11:22 and 24; 12:36) will be terrible indeed for those who have resisted the best and most merciful ministry available to Him over this long-extended period of pleading for His children's reasonable response to people giving everything they have that their neighbors might be saved! He wrote, through His prophet:
On several occasions, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) warned: "There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth!" (Matthew 8:12; 13:42 and 50; 22:13; 24:51 and 25:30) So, whatever all that mayhem may amount to, when the wicked die or on some "great day" in the future, it is, certainly, something to be avoided! And I pray that in considering how we "see" Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), even as we see one another, "by faith", it is called, we come to realize how great and wonderful He really is and bow before Him, in gratitude, worship and adoration!
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) listed "faith" (Matthew 23:23) as one of the "weightier matter of the law"! (Verse 23) Exactly as we must accept one another as "real" inside the bodies we see interacting with us, we must accept as real the voice that we hear inside of us or the occasional flashes of insight that He gives us as the work of Him Who created us and is continuing to give us the breath of life by which to live!
Hearkening to His "voice" (Deuteronomy 28:1) inside us is the requirement that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) made for receiving His "blessings" (Verse 2), which include His "eternal life"! (Matthew 19:16) Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "If thou wilt enter into life, keep ["guard" (Strong: Greek: 5083) or put a value on] the commandments!"! (Verse 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!
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.
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