Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2015 January 24

Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel was thinking on this Sabbath?

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2015 January 31

The True Prophet

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20150131.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, 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 Hayah gave me for this Sabbath, to my shame, I cannot remember when I have ever asked our fellowship for help in praying for a particular burden I have been obliged to carry! And He has now shown me that such neglect is a terrible mistake on my part!

As I indicated in my call to participate in our "Sabbath Ritual", Yahuah Hayah's "Power of Agreement" (Matthew 18:19) is an inestimably precious advantage, which He gives His obedient children! To ignore it is to keep us spiritually chopped off at the knees! And, now that He has revealed, to me, this ridiculous malpractice on my part, I do not want to forego that vital power any longer!

So, bear with me, as I describe this particular longstanding burden that I have carried; and then pray, with me, as I speak to it, that it be finally "removed and ... cast into the sea"! (Mark 11:23)

For years I have had a friend young enough to be one of my sons, whom I came to look upon virtually as one of them, who at one time I tried to teach Yahuah Hayah's way in the lives of His children! But, due to some difficult personal involvements I suffered with him at one time, years ago, he turned away from my ministry and found comfort in that of another pastor, whom he once described to me as "a great man" in the church, one of those of whom one sees as being "a man of God" - wise in the ways of the Lord and diligent to apply them.

But this pastor's spiritual stature grew less, in my friend's eyes, as he watched his idol stumble in various ways and another young man rise in their church, from a homeless waif living in what consisted of little more than "a hole in a wall" to a young man with extraordinary spiritual insight and "the manifestation of the Spirit" (1st Corinthians 12:7) described by Paul in the bible's New Testament, that Spirit's "dividing to every man severally as he will"! (Verse 11)

Whatever spirit may be working in this newcomer, it has been amazing for my young friend to watch! And, being prone to take me to breakfast every second or third Sabbath, he has continually kept me spellbound, as he has described one healing, prophecy or even raising of the dead after another by this amazing young pastor!

But a problem has bothered me, about this ministry, since clear back several years ago, when my young friend allowed me to meet both of these pastors together and ask them why their church met on the first day of the week instead of the biblical "seventh day" (Leviticus 23:3), which Yahuah Hayah declared through Moses is His "Sabbath of rest, an holy convocation"! (Verse 3)

The older pastor declared, emphatically, that his ministry observed "God's law"; but he never got around to explaining to me why, then, his church did not observe "God's" commandments concerning His Sabbath! We had other arguments, as well, such as why his church insisted upon John's baptism in water to "receive the gift of the Holy Ghost" (Acts 2:38), when Yeshua ha Mawshiyach taught:

15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments! 16 And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever, 17 even the Spirit of truth! (John 14:15 to 17)

John the Baptist said: "I indeed baptize you with water, unto repentance! But He Who cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear! He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost!" (Matthew 3:11) So I have never understood these ministries that insist on returning to John's baptism in water, when Yeshua ha Mawshiach Himself repeated the same truth to His disciples:

John truly baptized with water! But ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost, not many days hence! (Acts 1:5)

Even the older pastor was noted for causing miraculous healings, such as lengthening a leg that was too short; and, when I sought Yahuah Hayah's help to understand these extraordinary demonstrations of spiritual power by people not "observing" (Deuteronomy 28:1), "guarding" (Strong: Hebrew: 8104) or putting a value on "to do all his commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1), He gave me the place where Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said:

21 Not every one who saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven but he who doeth the will of My Father Who is in Heaven! 22 Many will say, to Me, in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess, unto them, I never knew you: depart, from Me, ye who work iniquity! (Matthew 7:21 to 23)

The "will" of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s heavenly Father is, obviously, to be found in the commandments of His Torah! Yet these remarkable miracle-workers with whom my friend had become involved were, obviously, not keeping those commandments nor His will as taught by His beloved "Word" (John 1:1) and "only begotten Son"! (John 3:16) So I had to ask myself, "How could they be doing the miracles they were, except by the working of a spirit other than that of the Creator of all and King over it?"

That was the only explanation I could think of; and Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Spirit in me seemed to bear witness to that explanation; so I emailed that scripture, to my friend, who was offended by my using it against the ministry in which he had found such comfort, fellowship and pleasure!

So my friend and I became adjusted to respecting each other's doctrinal position, at least in the sense of not arguing with the other about it; but I have wondered, within myself, each time I have heard my friend's latest account of the amazing exploits particularly of the younger pastor, who has over the years within his church's denomination gained national acclaim for his amazing ability to cause a "moving of the Spirit" in his services, for both healings and prophecy!

As well as healing people of various diseases, these "manifestations" have amounted to telling people things they could only know themselves and what "the Lord" wanted them to do about it.

The healings have Yeshua's example behind them; He said: "He who believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also! And greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father!" (John 14:12)

But telling people in public things that relate to their personal affairs and their relationship to Yahuah Hayah has always bothered me; and, each time I have encountered that practice, He has reminded me of His commandment "Regard not them who have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them." (Leviticus 19:31)

We have the same thing today, in "psychics" or people who yield themselves to spirits of wickedness, which, although they are impressive for their knowledge of personal details about peeople's lives, terribly mislead them by the false counsel they give! Counsel giving anything other than keeping the commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah as the answer to people's problems is false counsel; and these people doing these remarkable things do not teach keeping the commandments of His Torah as being the answer anyone's problems.

Instead, the people of my friend's church tell people that being baptized in water to receive God's "Holy Ghost" is the answer, together with believing in "Jesus"! And, by that they are talking about Paul's "Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12), whom he found in "Arabia" (Verse 17), and who gave Paul the "gospel" (Verse 11) in which he gives "faith in His blood" (Romans 3:25) as the belief that saves a person, which accepts the idea that Yeshua's blood was shed to be a "redemption" (Romans 3:24) or "ransom" (Strong: Greek: 629) for the sins of every person in the world!

That payment to satisfy a god who presumably demands it, "for all have sinned" (Romans 3:23) without the benefit of any forgiveness through Yahuah Haya's Torah is the key to the salvation offered through Paul's gospel; he said: "Ye could not be justified by the law of Moses" (Acts 13:39) and "Whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace" (Galatians 5:4); "Christ is become of no effect, unto you." (Verse 4)

Paul's salvation is accomplished by "Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12) presumably did and not by what the person needing to be saved does, which completely circumvents any need for one to "hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1), which is the key to Yahuah Hayah's salvation! He said, of hearkening to His "voice ... to observe to do all His commandments":

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)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) then said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments!" (Matthew 19:17) He was talking about the commandments of His Torah and "eternal life"! (Verse 16)

Yeshua ha Mawshiyach said, of Moses: "46 He wrote of Me! 47 If ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My words?" (John 5:46 and 47) And believing His words of "spirit and ... life" (John 6:63) is the way provided by Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) for one to "not perish but have everlasting life"! (John 3:16)

So, each time I have heard about this alternate way to salvation through Paul by the people doing these miracles, I have felt a spiritual heaviness and a sense of danger, in the light of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s warning about people doing miracles and prophecying in His name yet failing to keep Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s commandments through Yeshua through Moses while they are at it, which heavily implies that the wrong spirit is behind such ministries!

In the Spirit, I have spoken, to my friend, that the truth of his church's involvement with this lawless spirit be revealed to him; and now I appeal to you, beloved members of Faith Harvest Israel, to pray with me to the same end, so that Yahuah Hayah's Power of Agreement can have full expression through us and my friend be delivered from this spiritually compromising involvement!

If I am wrong, another prayer needs to be said, concerning the spirit from which I am getting my information and belief, that I be delivered from it! For my love for Yahuah Hayah knows no bounds; and pleasing Him is the greatest desire I have ever felt! So being right concerning Him and His truth is my consuming passion! And He is my Witness that I want my spirit purged of any error it may presently suffer!

I have endured so many "mid-course corrections" in my understanding of Yahuah Hayah's truth over the years that in desperation my sons have asked me, "Dad, when are you going to make up your mind?" And my answer to that is: "My mind is never 'made up', when it comes to holding to any understanding that He helps me see has been in error for any reason!"

So, if I suffer imperfections in my understanding of spiritual matters, my spiritual immaturity at the age of eighty-six is at fault! It does not lie within my beloved Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), the Creator of all and the King over it.

I have much to learn, from our beloved Father in Heaven; and He helps me to see how much that need is, most every day of my life! So pray for me, too, while you are at it; and I will thank you for it.

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 You by which to know who the true prophet is in Your Holy Bible.

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 in their knowing that Your beloved Son is the true prophet of Your Holy Bible.

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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