Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel was thinking on this Sabbath?
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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2015 July 25
Our Absolute Yahuah Hayah
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20150725.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 some people call "getting prayed up"!
As for the thoughts that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave me for this Sabbath, He reminded me that the last name we are using for Him means exactly what it says: "Hayah" or "I AM"! One cannot be and not be at the same time! He either is the essence, nature, person and wisdom of all things; or He is not! He is "absolutely" what He is; and what His children think He is has nothing at all to do with what He really is.
This "absolutism" is in sharp contrast to the sea of "relativism" that exists about Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), for the millions of notions that His children entertain about Him that have been assumed, received from neighbors or received from the lying spirits He calls "devils" in His Holy Bible! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):
In Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) view, devils are worthy only to be "cast out"; because "When he [the Devil] speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own! For he is a liar and the father of it." (John 8:44) And the thing he loves to lie the most about is Who and What Yahuah is, which is why Satan ordered his servants to remove God's true name from the King James version of the bible, putting "Lord" in its place!
I speak of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) being "absolute"; because people who are in rebellion against Him love to argue that He is only what people believe Him to be, for whatever reason pleases them; and I will grant that each one of us does have his or her own perception of Him; but my idea of Him includes what I believe to be one certain thing about Him, which is that He is "Yahuah", the "Self-Existent and Eternal" Creator of all and King over it, regardless of what people think He is.
In my view, anything short of that immutability in the God I love, worship and serve would immediately destroy the integrity and dependability that I believe characterizes Him, to where I can count on Him to fulfill His promises for anyone who qualifies to receive that fulfillment! So the study of His requirements is, to me, critically important! For, without His promises being fulfilled in my life or in that of anyone else, we would indeed be lost! It is like being in a boat without an engine by which to go upstream, to where it can only be swept downstream and destroyed in falls awaiting it.
I see this absolutism as a necessary attribute of a Creator and Sustainer of things comprised of tiny particles of energy spinning at the speed of light around centers of equally amazing particles to comprise the atoms that comprise every single molelcule of every single thing in His creation! One variance from the incomprehensible power and direction that keeps all of this going could well end creation and us! So what is so hard about seeing and using this consistency about Him, for which we can be so trusting of Him to keep His promises? He wrote, through His author:
That is a profound passage containing many things to consider; but I quote it primarily for the two phrases "made the worlds" and "upholding all things by the word of His power"! To me, those are incomprehensible functions on Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) part, which relate directly to my faith that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), of Whom Yeshua is the "express image" is absolute! He is what He is; and He said, through Yeshua:
I explained, to an agnostic friend of mine, that I do not push my absolute God off on anyone, as is the habit of many who believe in His absolutism; but I do explain, to anyone who is interested, how His being absolute is critical to what I believe He is: for, if He were changeable, like the wind, I could never know what He might do next; for instance, He could well have us walking on ceilings, if He were to reverse the effect of gravity!
Another problem we have is that the description in the bible that we have of this absolute God is not absolute and contains variances in it that do not accurately reflect His absolutism. For instance, in part of His Torah He commanded, through Moses: "Thou shalt not kill!" (Exodus 20:13) and "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself!" (Leviticus 19:18)
Yet Moses and Joshua made reference to "60 cities" (Deuteronomy 3:4), two references to "all the cities" (Deuteronomy 2:34; Joshua 11:10 to 12) and one reference to "cities" (Joshua 11:13), in which were destroyed "the men, women and children of every city" (Deuteronomy 3:6), in which the children of Israel left none "to breathe" (Joshua 11:11 and 14), "as Moses the servant of Yahuah commanded"! (Joshua 11:12)
Then Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) listed, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) (Matthew 22:37 to 39) His commandments to love Him (Deuteronomy 6:5) and to love one's neighbor (Leviticus 19:18), saying that "on these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets"! (Matthew 22:40)
So, putting this statement together with the war crimes allegedly committed by the children of Israel under that law, we find Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "Holy Bible" requiring us to believe that killing "the men, women and children of every city" in the promised land of Canaan was a fulfillment of loving God and one's neighbor!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "God so loved the world, that He gave (sent to His death) His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life!" (John 3:16)
So, by that divine declaration one's having "everlasting life" hangs on believing Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), Who said, of Moses: "If ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My words?" (John 5:47)
So now we find Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "Holy Bible" requiring us to believe that the children of Israel killed "the men, women and children of every city" (Deuteronomy 3:6) in the promised land of Canaan, that such atrocity hung on loving Him and loving one's neighbor (Matthew 22:40) and that one must believe Yahuah Hayah's words through both Moses and Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) (John 5:47) or be denied His "everylasting life"! (John 3:16)
Now, if that bothers you, may I please remind you that I did not write the bible; I only teach it; and, having taught it "the way it is" (which you will find virtually no bible teacher in his right mind doing), we are now faced with what to do with all of this.
I personally lean heavily upon the bible's Book of Job, in which Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) asks Job, from "out of the whirlwind" (Job 38:1): "Where wast thou, when I laid the foundations of the Earth?" (Verse 4)
This question gets, absolutely, to the heart of the matter of believing Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), His beloved Son, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) and ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit)! For they have done their part in relation to His amazing creation, the Father having the image, the Son's speaking it and the Spirit's showing it! (John 16:15)
For a thinking person, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) creation demands a Creator; and His Holy Bible talks about Him, presumably in His own words, in places, for which I have to be grateful, even though such places as the above strain my cedultiy and drive me back upon my own resources, which I find are in myself, with which, according to His words through Moses, Yahuah Hayah is in complete agreement! He said, through Moses:
Later, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) added His life to those blessings, saying:
Later still, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, of "all the words of this law" (Deuteronomy 32:46): "It is your life!" (Verse 47) And all of that hangs upon what? One's hearkening "diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments"; He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):
Where can Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) voice be heard other than in our spirit?
Did I not say that the perplexities of the bible drive me back to my own resources?
One of those "resources" is Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) inestimably precious voice in my spirit! And He is always there, loving me, instructing me, reminding me, seeing me through anything that the world can throw at me and, above all, giving me His joy! He said, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):
When the world does throw me a curve, ha Kodesh Ruach, "the Comforter, Who is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you" (John 14:26); and all kinds of precious things in His Holy Bible have become what He does bring to my "remembrance"; and they are not the fact that presumably He commanded the children of Israel to kill every man, woman and child within a certain geographical area, their only crime having been that they were found to be in that area!
So, obviously, when I get to Heaven, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), Who is the "express image" (Hebrews 1:3) of "God (Verse 1) or the one among His Persons with Whom I am permitted to talk in person, are going to have to sit down and go over some of these things in the bible, which, if I did not have my head screwed on right, would cause me to "throw the baby out with the bath water", as they say, dismissing Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), because His book contains things in it that offend my "conscience" (Hebrews 9:14), which is what His death on the cross was supposed to "purge ... from dead works to serve the living God"! (Verse 14)
Should not my "conscience" be purged from the idea that killing anyone who gets in my way is okey with God or even what He has commanded in certain instances?
And then we have the problem that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), Whom I must believe to have "everlasting life" (John 3:16), saying I cannot believe His words unless I believe the writings of Moses (John 5:47), only to have Paul come along, his writings having been included in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "Holy Bible" and proclaimed as "the Word of God", saying: "Ye are not under the law" (Romans 6:14; Galatians 5:18) and other such blaspehmies. (Romans 3:21 and 28; 7:4 and 6; Galatians 5:2 to 4; Philippians 3:6 to 8; Colossians 2:13 and 14)
So we have Moses' commanding the children of Israel to kill every baby they find being what I must believe to believe Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), Whom I must believe to have "everylasting life" (John 3:16), Who said I must love even my "enemies" (Matthew 5:44) and be sent by Him even as He was "sent" (John 20:21) by His Father, to bear my "cross and come after " (Luke 14:27) Him, laying down my life as He did to be His "disciple" (Verse 27), only to have Paul come along and tell me, "Ye are not under the law." (Romans 6:14; Galatians 5:18)
If killing babies is part of the law, I might be glad not to be "under" it, were it not that the law also contains Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) commandments to love Him and my neighbor, which I have found, by following His "voice" (Deuteronomy 28:1; John 10:16; 18:37) in my spirit, to be the ultimate healing balm in all my family and community relationships, which I believe is the part of Yahuah Hayah's Torah through Moses that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said I must believe, to believe Him in asking me to lay down my life and have "everlasting life" as a result!
Hearing and following Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) voice in my spirit has been and continues to be the key to my seeing and understanding any of this and knowing what to do from situation to situation throughout my daily life, for which voice, life and rewards in the midst of His awesome creation I am infinitely grateful and willing to wait for my "everlasting life" (John 3:16) in "the kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 5:20) to iron out some of these atrocious perplexities that have somehow found their way into My beloved Father's "Holy Bible"!
Do you feel better, by now?
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) voice in my spirit helps me to feel wonderfully better in the midst of the worst turmoil imaginable! And I continue to praise Him each moment of each day of my life in Him! And I pray that the same daily ecstacy and joy will soon be true of you, if it is not already so.
So, if I do not throw out Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) along with killing babies (a strange Moses) and killing His law (a strange Paul), I believe you can perhaps understand, now that I have gone to this trouble of explaining the matter to you.
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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