Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel was thinking on this Sabbath?
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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2015 March 7
Yahuah Hayah's Names
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20150307.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 (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (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, a page showing Yahuah's names and what they mean is on this website! And it can be accessed, from our home page! But what remains yet to be shown are scriptures in which He expresses the importance of using His name.
All names are important; one cannot speak, without knowing names by which to identify the persons, objects and ideas to which his speach is intended to refer! In grammar those names are called "nouns"! To speak without nouns, is to leave much to the listener's imagination! And, without adequate direction, imaginations become "vain"! The apostle Paul wrote:
The heart of a man that has been "darkened" is one filled by Satan with lies concerning what life's about! And that causes the man to make "foolish" decisions about what he should be doing! And, of course, that gets him into trouble, along with the women who have the same problem!
One of the lies Satan has spread relates to God's names! He used King James' biblical translators to replace "Yahuah" with the innocuous term "LORD", which can mean virtually anyone with a little wealth or measure of authority! And we have shown, on our page for "The Names of God", how He gave to Moses the two names that we of Faith Harvest Israel have chosen to use for Him - Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) and Hayah (I AM)!
We are indebted to a video on YouTube -“Ha'shem (“the name” in Hebrew) Revealed” - by "the Messenger of the Name", who gave his viewers a list of 140 names in the bible having the name “Yah” in them, with the Hebrew pronunciation followed by the English, to show them how the first two letters of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) should be pronounced!
Then "The Messenger of the Name" gives, in his video, a list of 72 names containing "Yah" followed by the "V" in the Tetragrammaton (YHVH), which is consistently pronounced "u" or "oo" by those who know proper Hebrew! The final "H" in the Tetragrammaton gives, to "Yahu", its second "ah" sound; and we have "Yahuah" (Exodus 6:3), which James Strong defines as "Self-Existent, Eternal"! (Strong: Hebrew: 3068)
In his Exhaustive Concordance, brother Strong also gives the Hebrew "Hayah" (1961) for the "I AM" (Exodus 3:14) that God also gave Moses for His name; and, putting those two names together makes the comprehensive Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) that covers virtually all one can imagine about the Creator of all and King over it.
With God's having gone out of His way to give us through Moses both of these amazing names, so that His children could learn this correct combination of names, what, then, are we to do with them other than to respectfully and worshipfully use them?
Is not the God Who created the amazingly intricate yet expansive creatiuon, put us, His beloved children in it and is continuing to give us the breath of life and wise direction each moment of our lives worthy of being called what He has asked us to call Him?
Yet, interestingly, Moses was the first man of God to whom He chose to reveal His name. "Jacob asked Him and said: Tell me, I pray Thee, Thy name! And He said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after My name?" (Genesis 32:29) And all God did, in response to that request was to bless him. (Verse 29) We are, of course, glad that God did bless Jacob; that means everything to any one of us. But I surmise that God chose to associate His names with the giving of His Torah, which He of course did, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses!
To encourage His children in the personal worship of Him that having His names enables one, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His prophets, these fascinating things about His names:
After giving Moses His name "Hayah" (I AM - Exodus 3:14), He then said, to Moses: "This is My name for ever! And this is My memorial unto all generations!" (Verse 15)
A "memorial" is something to cause one to remember! This place in His Holy Bible is where Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) invites His children to remember His name "for ever"!
In the midst of the terrible plagues that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) was sending upon Egypt, He told Moses to say to Pharaoh: In very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, to show in thee My power, that My name may be declared throughout all the Earth! (Exodus 9:16)
It is clear that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wants all His children "throughout all the Earth" to know Him and the name by which He should be known! And sometimes that knowledge comes through seeing the terrible things He brings upon those who refuse to acknowledge, love, hear and obey Him.
Are you appalled by the things you see going on in the world today? Realize that they are, simply, God's carrying out the curses He said await those who "wilt not hearken unto the voice of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), thy God, to observe to do all His commandments"! (Deuteronomy 28:15)
When Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) had given through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses to the children of Israel His Torah, He told Moses to say to them: "In all places where I record My name, I will come, unto thee; and I will bless thee." (Exodus 20:24) The best understanding I have of that saying is that places associated with God's name, where He has recorded His name through His children, are places of blessing! People who ignore churches, believing that they are of no particular significance, are woefully mistaken!
In the midst of other commandments of His Torah, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave this one, which also involved His name! 20 Behold, I send an Angel, before thee, to keep thee in the way and to bring thee into the place that I have prepared! 21 Beware of him and obey his voice! Provoke him not! For he will not pardon your transgressions: for My name is in him. 22 But, if thou shalt indeed obey his voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies and an adversary unto thine adversaries. 23 For mine Angel shall go, before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivites and the Jebusites! And I will cut them off! (Exodus 23:20 to 23)
You and I are, of course, not in the midst of traveling from Egypt to Israel! But each of us is in the midst of going where Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wants us to go; and it is worthy to note that angels do accompany His children! He wrote, through His psalmist: "11 He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways! 12 They shall bear thee up, in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone!" (Psalm 91:11 and 12)
The thing to remember is that God's name is in these angels! In other words, each thing that He does in relation to us is what He, the One with His unique name, is doing! All things that we do either build or undermine confidence in us, among our neighbors! And, when they talk about us, they necessarily must use our name!
A commandment in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Torah reads: "Ye shall not swear by My name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God! I am Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)!" (Leviticus 19:12)
A name has only the meaning given it; and what one does either glorifies it or "profanes" it; and, of course, God wants His name glorified!
"23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, 24 Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) bless thee and keep thee: 25 Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) make his face shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee. 26 Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) lift up His countenance, upon thee, and give thee peace! 27 They shall put my Name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them." (Numbers 6:23 to 27)
"Aaron and his sons" were the priests of Israel; and one of the important things priests do is to pray for children! This being true, He wrote, through and of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through His faithful apostle John:
This is why prayer is so important to the present-day children of Israel and to the members of Faith Harvest Israel! By shedding His blood in our behalf, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) has "made us ... kings and priests", who not only "reign on the Earth" but who pray for Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children throughout the Earth; indeed, He blesses His children on the Earth through those who have come to love Him and to fulfill His will that they be conduits for His blessing in behalf of all mankind!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, to Moses: "18 I will raise them up a Prophet, from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put My words in His mouth! And He shall speak, unto them, all that I shall command Him. 19 And it shall come to pass that whosoever will not hearken unto My words, which He shall speak in My name, I will require it of him." (Deuteronomy 18:18 and 19)
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "49 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! 50 And I know that His commandment is life everlasting!" (John 12:49 and 50)
So, to fail to hearken to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s words of "spirit and ... life" (John 6:63) through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) is to forfeit His "life everlasting"! And Yeshua said, of Moses: "If ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My words?" (John 5:47)
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), to Moses: "The prophet who shall presume to speak a word in My name that I have not commanded him to speak or who shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die!" (Deuteronomy 18:20)
To speak lies in the name of God or voice the lies of foul spirits is a deadly mistake! For He takes a dim view of anyone's profaning His name by saying what He has not told them to say; and that puts a great responsibility on those of us who represent ourselves as spokesman to mankind in His behalf! We had better know what we are talking about, by hearing Him correctly and saying only what He has told us to say.
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through His prophet Nathan, to David, of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "12 When thy days be fulfilled and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, Who shall proceed out of thy bowels! And I will establish His kingdom! 13 He shall build an house, for My name; and I will stablish the throne of His kingdom for ever!" (2nd Samuel 7:12 and 13)
This is a "work in progress"! For we have not yet seen, shown on Earth, the throne of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s kingdom, although He has been here, on Earth, and walked among us, laying down His life to show us of what loving one's neighbor really consists! When we are "sanctified through the truth" (John 17:19) - when we finally understand the "truth" (Verse 19) for which He said "I sanctify Myself" (Verse 19), He will establish His throne among us: He said, to His prophet:
Again, we see that the "holy name" of the Creator of all and king over it is worthy of the highest honor we can give it.
King Solomon said: "Yahuah spake, unto David, my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build an house unto My name!" (1st Kings 5:5) When Solomon built a temple in Jerusalem, it was "unto" God's "name"! And, when we build a church, we do the same! And the great responsibility of protecting and glorifying His name rests upon us!
The places in Yahuah Hayah's Holy Bible where He speaks of His name go on and on! And time or space does not permit me to list or comment upon all of them. What I have shown you thus far surely is sufficient to impress upon us that His name indeed is "holy" and that His commandment "Thou shalt not take the name of Yahuah, thy God, in vain!" (Exodus 20:7) is to be taken seriously!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children invariably get things mixed up! He did not say, Thou shalt not use My name at all! He simply said that when you use it - and you do that whenever you show yourself to be one of His children - be careful what you associate with it; and what you do toward your neighbor does reflect upon the holy name of God that you have taken upon yourself in all that you do!
All of these considerations tie together as fulfillments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s desire that we be toward one another the embodiments and conduits of His love! For that is what life in Him and in His name is about!
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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