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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2015 October 3

Power to Get Wealth

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20151003.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 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 Moses:

Thou shalt remember Yahuah, thy God: for it is He Who giveth thee power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant! (Deuteronomy 8:18)

As unaccustomed as I am to ministering to the wealthy, I have recently seen a man who has been a friend of our family for years become an extremely wealthy man, by virtue of the prowess in finance that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has given him; and the following is what Yahuah prompted me to tell him:

There is no way in this world that your wealth can do anything other than curse you, except you acknowledge Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) as being the Source of your wealth and of the financial skill or favorable circumstances that brought it to you and, that's being acknowledged, you then fulfill what He has said is His purpose in giving any child of His "power to get wealth" (Deuteronomy 8:18), which is "that He may establish His covenant"! (Verse 18)

Essentially, that translates into one's paying tithe on whatever wealth Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) directs into his hands! Yahuah said, through Moses:

All the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is Yahuah's! It is holy unto Him! (Leviticus 27:30)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Moses:

1 It shall be, when thou art come in unto the land that Yahuah, thy God, giveth thee for an inheritance and possessest it and dwellest therein, 2 that thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the Earth, which thou shalt bring of the land that Yahuah, thy God, giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket and shalt go unto the place where Yahuah, thy God, shall choose to place His name there. 3 And thou shalt go, unto the priest who shall be in those days, and say, unto him, I profess, this day, unto Yahuah, thy God, that I am come unto the country that He sware unto our fathers to give us. (Deuteronomy 26:1 to 3)

4 And the priest shall take the basket, out of thine hand, and set it down, before the altar of Yahuah, thy God! 5 And thou shalt say, before Him, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down, into Egypt, and sojourned there, with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty and populous! 6 And the Egyptians evil entreated us and afflicted us and laid, upon us, hard bondage! 7 And, when we cried unto Yahuah, God of our fathers, He heard our voice and looked on our affliction and our labor and our oppression! 8 And He brought us forth, out of Egypt, with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, with great terribleness, with signs and with wonders! 9And He hath brought us, into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey! 10 Now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land, which Thou, O Yahuah, hast given me. (Deuteronomy 26:4 to 10)

10 Thou shalt set it, before Him, and worship, before Him. 11 And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing that He hath given unto thee and unto thine house - thou, the Levite, the stranger who is among you. (Deuteronomy 26:10 and 11)

12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates and be filled, 13 then thou shalt say, before Yahuah, thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things, out of mine house, and have given them, unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless and the widow, according to all Thy commandments! I have not transgressed Thy commandments, neither have I forgotten them. 14 I have not eaten thereof, in my mourning, neither have I taken away ought thereof for any unclean use, nor given ought thereof for the dead! But I have hearkened to the voice of Yahuah, my God, and have done according to all that Thou hast commanded me. 15 Look down, from Thy holy habitation, from Heaven, and bless thy people Israel and the land that thou hast given us, as Thou swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey! (Deuteronomy 26:12 to 15)

16 This day Yahuah, thy God, hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: so thou shalt keep and do them, with all thine heart and with all thy soul! 17 Thou hast avouched Yahuah, this day, to be thy God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments and His judgments and to hearken unto His voice! 18 Yahuah hath avouched thee, this day, to be His peculiar people, as He hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all His commandments, 19 to make thee high above all nations whom He hath made, in praise, in name and in honor, that thou mayest be an holy people unto Yahuah, thy God, as He hath spoken! (Deuteronomy 26:16 to 19)

The tithe was to be given to "the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless and the widow, that they may eat, within thy gates, and be filled!" For hungry people are desperate people; and desperate people do desperate things! And Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) did not want such desperation to plague His children of Israel!

Among the Levites, to whom Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) forbade the "inheritance" (Numbers 18:23) He gave to the rest of His children , were the priests! So, in that sense, they were as disadvantaged as "the stranger, the fatherless and the widow"! And in speaking of them Yahuah wrote, through His prophet:

The priests, the Levites ... they shall come near to Me to minister unto me, and they shall stand, before Me, to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith Yahuah! (Ezekiel 44:15)

23 They shall teach My people the difference between the holy and profane and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean! 24 In controversy they shall stand in judgment! They shall judge it, according to My judgments! And they shall keep My laws and My statutes, in all Mine assemblies; and they shall hallow My sabbaths! (Ezekiel 44:23 and 24)

As well as to support the poor or disadvantaged among His children, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) tithe was to support His priesthood, who among His children of Israel were the fabric that held them together, as the tapestry He wanted as an example for all His children throughout the world! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), to the children of Israel:

14 Ye are the light of the world! A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid! 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel but on a candlestick! And it giveth light unto all who are in the house! 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father Who is in Heaven! (Matthew 5:14 to 16)

So the payment of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) tithe for those purposes was vital to the life of His children everywhere! Yahuah wrote, through His prophet:

7 Even from the days of your fathers, ye are gone away, from Mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return, unto Me, and I will return unto you, saith Yahuah of hosts! But ye said, Wherein shall we return? 8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed Me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed Thee? In tithes and offerings! 9 Ye are cursed with a curse! For ye have robbed Me, even this whole nation! (Malachi 3:7 to 9)

10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in Mine house, and prove Me, now, herewith, saith Yahuah of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of Heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. 11 I will rebuke the Devourer, for your sakes; and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground! neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith Yahuah of hosts! 12 And all nations shall call you blessed! For ye shall be a delightsome land, saith Yahuah of hosts! (Malachi 3:10 to 12)

What people fail to understand is that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) sovereignly arranges the affairs of His children any way He sees fit! And, if He has seen fit to direct wealth into the hands of certain of His children, it is for a purpose! It is "that He may establish His covenant"! He wrote, through His psalmist:

8 He hath remembered His covenant for ever, the word that He commanded to a thousand generations, 9 which covenant He made with Abraham, and His oath unto Isaac! 10 and confirmed the same, unto Jacob, for a law, and to Israel, for an everlasting covenant! (Psalm 105:8 to 10)

The questions arise: Why? What is so important about Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) covenant?

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) torah or law through Moses and the commandments that it contains are the expression of His will for the children of Israel! It is what He wants them to do as well as what He does not want them to do; and He said, through Moses, of His commandments:

Yahuah commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Him for our good always, that He might preserve us alive! (Deuteronomy 6:24)

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)

46 Set your hearts unto all the words that I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law! 47 It is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life! (Deuteronomy 32:4 6 and 47)

Then, when Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) sent Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) into the world, to teach His people in person, He said, through Yeshua:

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

Yeshua made that vital declaration, in answer to the question: "What good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" So the "life" Yahuah had been talking about through Moses was the "eternal life" that most people associate only with "the New Testament"! But we find, through Yeshua's words, that "eternal life" was always the issue in doing Yahuah's will! He said, through Yahuashua:

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! 22Many 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 Then will I profess, unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye who work iniquity! (Matthew 7:21 to 23)

So Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) will as He has expressed it through the commandments of His torah or law through Moses is vital to the well being of His children! But, until they agree to live by that will, it is, simply, what He wants, not what He is seeing carried out through obedient children, to fulfill "our good always"! (Deuteronomy 7:24) And that agreement is what His covenant is about - "our good always" or the glorious and eternal condition of life in His presence that He has always intended for His children. He wrote, through His recorder:

7 Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which Yahuah commanded him. 8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that Yahuah hath spoken we will do! (Exodus 19:7 and 8)

Until Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children spoke that agreement with "all that Yahuah hath spoken", all the "thunders, lightnings and a thick cloud upon the mount and the voice of the trumpet exceedingly loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled" (Exodus 19:16), were simply that - a bunch of light and noise, as dramatic as it may have been, which would have been meaningless without the desired effect upon His children, to bring them into the conduct that He knew would bless them and bring them into His glorious "kingdom of Heaven"! (Matthew 5:20)

Actually, with the man who has recently had his wealth restored to him, that restoration is a cause for alarm! because it came while he was in a state of contempt for me, having declared some time ago that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Holy Bible is "all lies" and asked me to discontinue with him all discussion of spiritual matters!

Since I had been ministering to this man as a student of the bible and as a servant of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), the man's cut-off was also an offront to the Creator of the universe and King over it, Who ministers to His children through His bible and through me, among many other faithful servants of His, who have come to appreciate His bible as His word of "spirit" and of "life" (John 6:63) and to "love" (Matthew 22:37) Him, its Author!

In fairness to the man, he since then softened his position, by saying that he was not in disagreement with the whole bible! But neither did he open up discussion with me again, so that we could clarify with what he agreed and with what he did not! And, when a neighbor avoids talking with me about spiritual matters, I can tell that he is obeying a spirit other than that of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), Who revels in such discussion; so my prayer becomes that of asking Yahuah to "rebuke" (Malachi 3:11) the spirit who has deceived my neighbor.

So, with that being the present state of affairs with this man who has been made extremely wealthy again, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) appears to have worked things out backwards with him, which is an embarrassment to me; because I had been trying to show this man that his financial problems were related to His perception of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) truth, which I believed to have been faulty! Yet Yahuah blessed him anyway - mightily!

With that accommodation while in rebellion against Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) being the case, the restored billionaire could well assume that what he believes concerning Yahuah is irrelevant! And he could well become a prime example of the wealthy about whom Yahuah spoke through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God! (Matthew 19:24)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) disciples "were exceedingly amazed", by that saying and asked: "Who then can be saved?" (Matthew 19:25)

But Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) answered:

With men this is impossible! But with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:24)

So I have asked Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) for the "impossible" in behalf of this man about whom I have been telling you.

This touches on another enigmatic thing about Yahuah Hayah's truth, as we see it revealed in His Holy Bible! His basic offering to the children of Israel through Moses is that those who "hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments " (Deuteronomy 28:1) will have "all these blessings ... come on thee and overtake thee". (Verse 2)

Yet we read in a psalm Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote through His psalmist:

1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity! 2 For they shall soon be cut down, like the grass, and wither, as the green herb! (Psalm 37:1 and 2)

Why would you want to "fret ... because of evildoers" or be "envious against the workers of iniquity", unless they had all the appearance of enjoying advantages that Yahuah Hayah has not given you, who presumably are doing His will?

In that psalm Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) advises, through His psalmist:

3 Trust in Yahuah and do good! So shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed! 4 Delight thyself in Yahuah; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart! 5 Commit thy way, unto Yahuah; trust also in Him! And He shall bring it to pass!(Psalm 37:3 to 5)

Yes, we are trusting in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM); and so are we dwelling "in the land" and being "fed"! And we are grateful for that.

But "the desires of thine heart" involve a little more than dwelling and eating! What happened to establishing His covenant? which is the purpose Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gives through Moses for His giving us "power to get wealth"? (Deuteronomy 8:18)

Obviously, we do not have that power, except to pray for it, which is saying a lot; but why would we be fretting "because of evildoers" or "envious against the workers of iniquity", who apparently do have it; or we would have no reason to fret about them or be envious of them. So what happened to His bringing that "to pass", for those of us who are knocking ourselves out trying to please Him?

The only sense I can make of that enigmatic scrambling of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) judgments - which, by the way, "are true and righteous, altogether" (Psalm 19:9) - is that His delivery of the "curses" (Deuteronomy 28:15) He promises for those who "wilt not hearken unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe to do all His commandments" (Verse 15) is through the hands of "evildoers" and "workers of iniquity", to whom He has temporarily given "power to get wealth" and who by such means have had the power to dominate and oppress Yahuah's rebellious children and abuse them sorely, until the "workers of iniquity" "die in your sins" (John 8:21) and go to hell!

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) told, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), the story of a farmer who had an unusually successful crop:

16 The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully 17 And he thought, within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? 18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns and build greater! And there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19 And I will say, to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years! Take thine ease! Eat, drink and be merry! (Luke 12:16 to 19)

20 But God said, unto him, Thou fool! This night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be that thou hast provided? 21 So is he who layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God! (Luke 12:20 and 21)

So what does being "rich toward God" involve? Is it not where one uses his "power to get wealth" to "establish" God's "covenant", so that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children can be seen as having "our righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25) and "enter into the kingdom of Heaven"? (Matthew 5:20)

But how does one use Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "power to get wealth", if He has never given it? And why does He not give it, when one has hearkened "diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments "? (Deuteronomy 28:1)

I rather suspect that a lot of us think we have hearkened to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) voice, when the truth is that we have had wax in our ears; He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

13 They seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand! 14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, who saith, By hearing ye shall hear and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see and shall not perceive! 15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross! Their ears are dull of hearing! And their eyes they have closed, lest at any time they should see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, be converted and I should heal them. (Matthew 13:13 to 15)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) warned, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

Judge not, that ye be not judged! (Matthew 7:1)

So I do not know why I or others in our fellowship do not have Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "power to get wealth" or why others who have thumbed their noses at Faith Harvest Israel and their God do! But I am more than content to let that rest in His able hands and follow His advice implicitly:

7 Rest in Yahuah and wait patiently for Him! Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. 8 Cease from anger and forsake wrath! Fret not thyself, in any wise, to do evil! 9 For evildoers shall be cut off! But those who wait upon Yahuah, they shall inherit the Earth! (Psalm 37:7 to 9)

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 Your Word, to where they can appreciate the importance of wealth and of Your covenant, which wealth helps to establish!

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 over the amazing and glorious fulfillment of Your will for them that being in covenant with You brings!

I pray that Yahuah Hayah shall bless you mightily, throughout the coming year, 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, not to mention our ministry of practical helps for the disadvantaged!

Amen! Alleluia!

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