Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel was thinking on this Sabbath?
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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2016 February 27
The Power of Dreams
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20160227.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, through a dear friend He directed my attention, in a video she sent me, to His speaking to us, His beloved children, through dreams, an experience that scientists have proven to be common to every person several times every night! Yahuah said, to "5 Aaron and Miriam: 6 If there be a prophet among you, I, Yahuah, will make Myself known, unto him, in a vision, and will speak unto him, in a dream!" (Numbers 12:5 and 6)
But this was not to be a privilege reserved for "prophets"! Yahuah (Self-Existen, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through one prophet: "Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions!" (Joel 2:28); This prophecy was quoted again in the New Testament. (Acts 2:17)
But, again, this is not the province only of "old men"! For Joseph certainly was not old when he "dreamed a dream" (Genesis 37:5); but the value of Yahuah (Self-Existen, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) dreams for His children can be seen, in that story of Joseph: because the dream that he did dream foretold the saving of his entire family in a time of great famine!
Last night I "dreamed a dream"; I dreamed that a member of our family had taken over the presidency of our country! Obviously, that dream spoke of great power and authority! And, when, as my friend's video directed, I sought Yahuah (Self-Existen, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) interpretation of the dream, He directed my attention to the "Ritual Prayer" that I had written and put on our website, for the use of our members each Sabbath and for my use each morning of every new day!
The entire prayer exercises the great "power and authority" that Yahuah (Self-Existen, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has given each of us, His beloved children, in the "dominion" (Genesis 1:28) He has given us "over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth"! (Verse 28) But, in two places in particular, it goes the ultimate distance, in praying for the fulfillment of Yahuah's heart for us, His beloved children! In the prayer we say:
And in another place we pray:
How is it that we can presume to say that "each child of Yours throughout the universe is alive, loved, blessed, righteous, holy, perfect and in Your kingdom for our sakes"?
And how do we at all justify saying that Yahuah (Self-Existen, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "covenant is one, that it is everlasting and that it is established with all Your children everywhere for our sakes"?
That "presumptuousness" is possible and not really presumptuous, by virtue of the way Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "dominion" (Genesis 1:28) works! When Yahuah got through explaining through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) how it works, He said, through Yeshua: "What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." (Mark 11:24)
Our beloved God of "truth" (John 14:6) has not asked us, His beloved children, to believe a lie or that which does not exist! So to "believe that ye receive" His answer to our prayer "when ye pray", He has had to have answered that prayer in His Spirit, Who functions instantly, when we pray!
Being the physically endowed persons that we are, we do not readily see the answer in our spirit; but it is there and can be seen by those who "believe" or readily "receive" that which He shows us in our spirit, which is a part of His spirit.
Our spirit's being a part of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) mighty Spirit is why we are eternal beings exactly as He is, able to "dwell in the house of Yahuah for ever"! (Psalm 23:6) and why we are "one" (John 17:21) with Him, whether we realize it or not!
Inherently, we are "one" with Yahuah (Self-Existen, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), while we are "one of these little ones who believe" (Matthew 18:6) in Him! But we lose track of that amazing fact and privilege, when Satan's servants "offend" (Verse 6) us or tempt us to believe otherwise!
So, when we of Faith Harvest Israel pray "that each child of Yours throughout the universe is alive, loved, blessed, righteous, holy, perfect and in Your kingdom for our sakes" and "we thank You that Your covenant ... is established with all Your children everywhere for our sakes", we believe, on the authority of His matchless word, that Yahuah (Self-Existen, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) knows we are in those statements praying for the life and perfection of "each child of His throughout the universe" and for His covenant's being "established with all Your children everywhere for our sakes"! And, having used our dominions to realize those fulfillments everywhere, we have, by the authority of His amazing word, the right to rejoice in those achievements having already been fulfilled in His mighty Spirit!
I believe that amazing fulfillment through our fellowship's Ritual Prayer is why Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) showed me a member of our family as president of our country! Yet that comparison only suggests the power that is ours through prayer; it is in no way equal to it; for nothing equals it; it is backed by the power of ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit), Who flung the galaxies into their places and Who keeps them there along with all the amazing functions we see keeping us alive and doing what we want to do!
The Old Testament is full of references to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) dreams for His children: Joseph not only dreamed of Yahuah's eventual saving of Joseph's family; but he also had Yahuah's ability to interpret the dreams of others, which he did in behalf of two fellow inmates and eventually in behalf of the Pharaoh! And the entire world that was to suffer a terrible drought was saved by the wisdom Yahuah gave Joseph to recommind that the Pharaoh start saving the food that would come abundantly for the seven years that would precede the drought.
Yahuah (Self-Existen, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) answers the inquiries of kings in dreams. (1st Samuel 28:6) He sometimes scares us in dreams. (Job 7:14) Daniel, also, "had understanding in all visions and dreams" (Daniel 1:17; 5:12), which implies that the dreams given by Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) contain that which needs to be understood.
But other sources for dreams exist, about which Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has warned us, extensively, in His Holy Bible:
So, although Yahuah (Self-Existen, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) dreams are important, being part of what He meant, when He said through Moses: "1 If thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments ... 2 ... all these blessings shall come on thee and overtake thee" (Deuteronomy 28:1 and 2), some dreams are generated by voices other than His! And His warnings about "false dreams" had best be heeded, exactly as in the world we are to "try the spirits whether they are of God"! (1st John 4:1)
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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