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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2015 June 13

Yahuah Hayah's Redemption

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20150613.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 (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM'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, if your heart is behind or in agreement with what you are being guided to say, 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 showed me still more about His redemption, the other day, the glorious release of His dead children from "the heart of the Earth" (Matthew 12:40) to "Paradise" (Luke 23:43) and the terrifying imprisonment and darkness in solid rock that awaits those who refuse to receive the truth about what Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) suffered at the hands of His enemies among Yahuah's children, which reveals why He required that Yeshua lay down His life, before He would provide His redemption for all His dead children! Yeshua said:

17 Therefore doth My Father love Me, because I lay down My life, that I might take it again! 18 No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself! I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again! This commandment have I received of My Father! (John 10:17 and 18)

Later, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah revealed when this death was accomplished in the Spirit! He spoke, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through His faithful apostle John "of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world"! (Revelations 13:8)

In other words, before Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah created Earth, He asked Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) to lay down His life, to which Yeshua agreed! And that fact was fulfilled in ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit), so that, when the appointed time came, when Yahuah had sent Yeshua to Earth to walk among their children and when He had ministered to them for three years, He allowed His enemies to have their way with Him, which was to turn Him over to Pilate, the Roman governor, saying that He claimed He was "the king of the Jews" (Matthew 27:11; Mark 15:2; Luke 23:3; John 18:33), which of course put Him in competition with the Roman emperor, which was an act worthy of death!

But, when Pilate questioned Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiach (the Messiah or Christ), about that claim, He replied: "My kingdom is not of this world: if My kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews! But now is My kingdom not from hence!" (John 18:36)

That answer satisfied Pilate, who then said, "unto the Jews" (John 18:38), of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "I find, in Him, no fault!" (Verse 38)

But Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) plan to redeem His children "from the Earth" (Revelation 14:3) and "from among men" (Verse 4) had been sealed in ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit), when Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) had agreed with Yahuah the Father to lay down His life! So He gave Satan permission to stir up His children to demand that Yeshua be executed, which they did, shouting "Crucify Him!" (Mark 15:13) And, when Pilate asked,

14 Why, what evil hath He done, they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify Him. 15 So Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas, unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged Him, to be crucified! (Mark 15:14 and 15)

When that horrendous breach of justice had been committed against the innocent "Son of God" (John 3:18), "Who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the Devil" (Acts 10:38), Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children on Earth were never the same! To know that some among them had been sufficiently wicked to do such an horrible thing to Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) broke their pride as a people! Never again could they hold up their heads and boast that they as a race of people were "good"! They had done the unthinkable! And now they had to deal with that shame and humiliation!

Interestingly, those closest to the crime, the one's who had committed it, dealt with that shame by trying to reduce its significance! They refused to admit that Yeshua (Jesus) was ha Mawshiach (the Messiah or Christ) or that He was "the only begotten Son of God" (John 3:18), which meant that He was, presumably, a liar and, being an imposter, was worthy of their arranging for His death at the hands of the Romans! And, as a people, the Jews have held to this denial to this day!

But others among them have hearkened "diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God" (Deuteronomy 28:1) and so have seen through the deception and received His truth about Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) and have received Him as their Messiah and become known as "Messianic Jews"! And no more zealous people for Him have ever been seen!

Other people not so close to the crime, who had not stooped so low as to have killed Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) as the competitor for their control and exploitation of the people that they believed He was, saw good in His ministry among them, saw and believed in the way He had presented to them by which to please the Father and bring salvation and deliverance to them, saw and believed the horrible nature of sin that His treatment by the Jews and Romans showed to anyone willing to receive it.

While He was among His children, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) had said: "There is none good but one, that is, God!" (Matthew 19:17) And now they could believe that, which brought hope that Yeshua's mission on Earth could be fulfilled! He said: "I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance!" (Matthew 9:13)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) horrible and unjust death on the cross had the effect of sending forth that call! Now, with all basis removed for supposing better of themselves, the "sinners" among His children could "repent" (Matthew 4:17) or "think differently" (Strong: Greek: 3340) about "sin" (1st John 3:4), which "is the transgression of the law"! (Verse 4)

In other words, the purpose of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "commandment" (John 10:18) that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) lay down His life was to get His children back to "hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1), so that "all these blessings shall come on thee and overtake thee". (Verse 2) He asked, through His Author:

How much more shall the blood of Christ ... purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:14)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses, that His blessings, which are obtained by walking in "His ways" (Deuteronomy 28:9), are "your life"! (Deuteronomy 32:47) He said: "choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live"! (Deuteronomy 30:19) And He was talking about "eternal life" (Matthew 19:16) He said, through Yeshua:

If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments! (Matthew 19:17)

And, when Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was asked "Which?" (Matthew 19:18), He quoted six commandments from out of His Torah or law through Moses!

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) death on the cross was to help us restore the state of "conscience" (Hebrews 9:9 and 14) that we need to get back to keeping or putting a value on the commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Torah or law through Moses! He said, through Yeshua, that His "First and Great Commandment" (Matthew 22:38) is to love Him! "The second ... like unto it" is "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself!" And

on these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets! (Matthew 22:40)

So, when we break any commandment of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Torah or law through Moses, we are violating either Him or our neighbor and usually both, since Yahuah's Kodesh (Holy) Ruach (Spirit) is in the neighbor, communicating the pain of that violence to Him!

That violence to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) in our sinning or breaking His law is what Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) suffering and death was intended to show, as the ultimate showing of it after centuries of His children's watching innocent animals suffer and die at their own hands, to fulfill the commandments of His law through Moses for sacrificial atonements!

All these sacrifices up to and including Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s sacrificing of Himself had been about sin and Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children's repenting of it, so that He could forgive them; Yeshua said: "I am ... come to call ... sinners to repentance!" (Matthew 9:13) And their returning to keeping the commandments of Yahuah's Torah through Moses was the fulfillment of that call, which required the price that Yeshua had so willingly paid!

In Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Torah through Moses, when He commanded that a sacrifice be made, He added: "The priest shall make an atonement for them, and it shall be forgiven them." (Leviticus 4:20) Time and again, did he offer the same forgiveness, in association with the sacrifice of an innocent animal! (Leviticus 4:26, 31, 35; 5:10, 13, 16, 18; 6:7; 19:22; Numbers 15:25, 26, 28)

But, contrary to a statement made by His author, that "without shedding of blood is no remission" (Hebrews 9:22), Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) did offer "remission" or forgive His children's sin merely upon their repentance! King David found this to be true, having written: "16 Thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it. Thou delightest not in burnt offering! 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit! A broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise!" (Psalm 51:16 and 17)

So, although the sacrifices of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Torah through Moses were to obtain repentance from His children, any cause for repentance would bring the "remission" or forgiveness critical to one's entering into His kingdom! He said, 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! (Matthew 5:20)

So with "righteousness" being "the keys of the kingdom" (Matthew 16:19), and "righteousness" being Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) reward for observing or putting a value on "to do all these commandments before Yahuah, our God" (Deuteronomy 6:25) and with His forgiveness being His way of restoring that righteousness to His children and with their repentance being the basis upon which He does forgive, whether from their having witnessed a sacrifice, heard of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) sacrifice or from any other humbling and convicting experience, "a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise"! (Psalm 51:16 and 17)

So the "broken and a contrite heart" in relation to sinning or breaking Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah or law through Moses is critical to one's "eternal life" with Him, our Creator of all and King over it, which is why He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

Whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased! And he who shall humble himself shall be exalted! (Matthew 23:12)

With the matter of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) forgiveness being so important to His "righteousness" and one's entering into His kingdom, understanding it is important! And, to help His children understand it, He gave them, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), His story of the highly indebted servant!

According to that story, the highly indebted servant owed his king "ten thousand talents"! (Matthew 18:24)

25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all 27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion and loosed him and forgave him the debt. (Matthew 13:25 to 27)

Three important things need to be noticed, in that passage: 1) The servant promised to "pay thee all"! (2) The king never said that the servant did not need to pay him; and (3) the king forgave sovereignly, because he had the right to forgive, without any shedding of blood!

Within Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) economy, debts are always paid, one way or another, which is why "the judgments of Yahuah are true and righteous altogether"! (Psalm 19:9) He never sets aside, for any reason, His perfect justice!

The threat of being sold into bondservitude along with "his wife and children" was enough to give the servant the "broken and contrite spirit" that God "will not despise"! And neither did the king in this story, which Yahuah (Self-Existen, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) told through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), to show what "the kingdom of heaven" is "likened unto"!

So what, then, did the king accomplish by forgiving his servant?

The king exercised His mercy by letting his indebted servant pay his debt while remaining free in the king's kingdom rather than in bondservitude, where he would be forced to pay it under harsh circumstances!

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "If I had not done among them the works that none other man did, they had not had sin!" (John 15:24) No other man had ever in complete innocence submitted to the hands of his enemies, that they have their way with him to show to them and to all mankind the horrendous extent that their evil could take them.

So Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children had never had cause to recognize how evil they were capable of being, as He knew they were, having written through His prophets:

The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked! Who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9)

We are, all, as an unclean thing! All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags! We, all, do fade as a leaf! And our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away! (Isaiah 64:6)

In His Torah or law, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses:

The life of the flesh is in the blood! And I have given it, to you, upon the altar, to make an atonement for your souls! For it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul! (Leviticus 17:11)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) way of giving "the blood ... upon the altar, to make an atonement" was to command His children to sacrifice "upon the altar" one animal after another for centuries! But then He wrote, through His author, of those sacrifices, that they were a figure for the time then present ... that could not make him who did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience"! (Hebrews 9:9)

This sad fact's being true, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) kept His dead children, even righteous "Abraham" (Luke 16:23), "in the heart of the Earth" (Matthew 12:40), where Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said He would be, when He had shown "unto his disciples, how that He must go unto Jerusalem and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes and be killed and be raised again the third day"! (Matthew 16:21)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His apostle, explaining what Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) would be doing "in the heart of the Earth", as one of His dead sons:

18 Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but quickened by the Spirit, 19 by Whom also He went and preached unto the spirits in prison 20 who sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water 21 the like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us, not the putting away of the filth of the flesh but the answer of a good conscience toward God, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 Who is gone into Heaven and is on the right hand of God, angels, authorities and powers being made subject unto Him. (1st Peter 3:18 to 22)

That is a wonderfully enlightening passage; and Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave, through Peter, the point of the entire exercise, immediately, in the first verse! "that He might bring us to God"! That is Yahuah Hayah's redemption, "the redemption that is in Christ Jesus", (Romans 3:24), His having "by His own blood ... entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us"! (Hebrews 9:12)

The animal sacrifices of His covenant not having been able to "make him who did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience"" (Hebrews 9:9), Yahuah Hayah had not been able to bring His children with their imperfect consciences "to God"! So they remained, "in the heart of the Earth" (Matthew 12:40), as "the spirits in prison" (1st Peter 3:19), waiting for Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) to come, show them what their wicked brothers in Jerusalem had been capable of doing to Him, the innocent and beloved "Word" (John 1:1) and "Son of God" (John 3:18), "Who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the Devil"! (Acts 10:38)

With that object lesson of mankind's capability for wickedness before them, these "spirits in prison" had a choice: they could respond appropriately to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "call ... to repentance" (Matthew 9:13) through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) and through what His children did to Him; or they could reject Him and the shameful truth about themselves that He had tried to show them.

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) prophesied, through His psalmist, what Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) would do with those "spirits in prison" who responded appropriately to His "call to repentance":

18 Thou hast ascended on high! Thou hast led captivity captive! Thou hast received gifts for men - yea, for the rebellious also, that Yahuah God might dwell among them. 19 Blessed be Yahuah, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation! Selah! 20 He Who is our God is the God of salvation! And unto God, Yahuah, belong the issues from death! 21 But God shall wound the head of his enemies, the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses!(Psalm 68:18 to 21)

We have wonderful confirmation of this movement by Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) of His dead children from "the heart of the Earth" (Matthew 12:40)" to "Paradise" (Luke 23:43) in His words through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) to the repentant thief who hung dying by Yeshua on His cross: "Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with Me in Paradise!" (Verse 43)

Still more reference to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) redemption is found in His words through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through His faithful apostle John:

No man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, who were redeemed from the Earth! (Revelation 14:3)

These were redeemed from among men! (Revelation 14:4)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "enemies", the one who "goeth on still in his trespasses" Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) left behind "in the heart of the Earth", whom Yahuah Hayah described through His psalmist:

3 My soul is full of troubles! And my life draweth nigh unto the grave! 4 I am counted with them who go down into the pit: I am as a man who hath no strength, 5 free among the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom Thou rememberest no more and are cut off from Thy hand! 6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps! 7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves! 8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from Me; Thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth! (Psalm 88:3 to 8)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) brought Brother Richard Eby to Paradise, where he enjoyed walking in the beautiful valley that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) had prepared for him; but, before Yeshua returned him to his body, to Earth and to a new ministry for Him, He took Brother Richard to Hell, so that he could tell Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children what it is like at the present time:

366. After a terrifying plunge to the heart of Earth, brother Eby found himself “in a cavity in solid stone just large enough for me and a legion of demons - ice-cold, ink-black, totally silent (as we on Earth know sounds)”.  (Page 92 - Paragraph 366)

367. Yehoshua was saying: “This is the true Hell in this Age of Grace! When the old Sheol was emptied, the reprobate unbelievers became isolated from God, here (as they desired), until the Great White Throne Judgment, which I will show you in a moment!” (Page 92 - Paragraph 367)

368. For whatever reason, brother Eby’s account of this experience in this particular book jumps over what perhaps he covered with more detail in His book, "Go tell them, tell them, tell them”, the one in which he concentrated on his experience in Hell! (Paragraph 368)

369. It has been Years since I read that book; and I do not presently have it in my possession! But I recall, from both that book and brother Eby’s verbal testimonies, that the “legion of demons” (Page 92 - 357) he numbered to be around one thousand, they having been reduced to small crab-like creatures with fiery eyes! (Paragraph 369)

370. The demons in brother Eby’s pitch-black cell had shrill maddening voices, with which they flung profanities and vulgarities at him beyond description! Some of those evil creatures were in the form of cat-Like beings around his feet! And they seemed to have dung-matted fur! For their stench was unbearable! (Paragraph 370)

The words I have used in this sermon, taken from those of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) and those of Brother Richard, show what awaits the righteous in death in contrast to what awaits the wicked, now that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) has "done among them the works that none other man did"! (John 15:24); and, if the words are true, the choice appears to contain "no contest"! One would be a fool not to choose righteousness before dying!

But where Satan does His best work is in giving Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children every reason imaginable why one should or cannot believe His words; and therein lies our challenge! Do we or do we not accept as true such words as I have shared with you in this sermon!

Your "faith in God" (Mark 11:22) becomes critical, in this respect as in all other respects pertaining to His Holy Bible; and only your love for Him and your willingness to "hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah Hayah, thy God" in your heart can or will help you to remove your doubts and put your feet squarely upon the "rock" (Matthew 7:25) upon which the house was founded that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) could not fall, when "the rain descended, the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon that house". (Verse 25)

I pray that this information I have given you is true in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM'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 and of Your redemption to know the primary purpose of Yeshua's having laid down His life!

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 unified understanding of Your marvelous redemption through Yeshua and its glorious provisions for those who have loved You and kept the commandments of Your torah or law through Moses!

I pray that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) 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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