Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2016 March 12

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2016 March 12

Yahuah Hayah's Freedom

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20160312.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, a dear young friend of mine complained, yesterday, about his job being "stressful"! And he went on, to tell of a supervisor who was continually finding fault with his work as a manager, which involves a lot of responsibility in the work of a busy restaurant!

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

31 "If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed! 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free!" (John 8:31 and 32) "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed!" (Verse 36)

That word indeed sounds assuring! But we really need to be looking into what Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) freedom consists of. Free from what? And, without the help of His Word, we can easily assume that freedom from whatever we do not want would be a good thing! He said, to Abraham

Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield and thy exceedingly great reward! (Genesis 15:1)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) was able to say that, to Abraham, because of what He told Abraham's son Isaac:

4 In thy seed shall all the nations of the Earth be blessed; 5 because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My law! (Genesis 26:4 and 5)

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

28 Come, unto Me, all ye who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest! 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me! For I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls! 30 For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light! (Matthew 11:28 to 30)

In that saying the promise appears to be freedom from labor and heavy burdens! But, interestingly, it is in exchange for a "yoke" that "is easy" and a "burden" that "is light"! What does Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) mean by that?

Having allowed wicked men to torture and kill Him, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) reappeared, to His disciples, and said: "As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you!" (John 20:21) Does that sound like a "yoke" that "is easy" and a "burden" that "is light"?

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "Whosoever doth not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple!" (Luke 14:27) Does that sound like a "yoke" that "is easy" and a "burden" that "is light?

Strangely, I am here to testify that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) "yoke" or "burden" are exactly what He said they are; and here is how that works:

Failing to "bear" one's "cross" and "come after" Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), Who does only what He sees His Father do, one is not keeping or putting a value on the commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) torah or law through Moses! Yeshua said:

The Son can do nothing of Himself but what He seeth the Father do. (John 5:19)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) rewards, with His blessings, the child of His who bears his "cross" or "yoke" and patterns his conduct after Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), which basically is hearkening to His voice in our spirit, even to suffering our "own hurt" (Psalm 15:4), which often is the result of loving our "enemies"! (Matthew 5:44)

So, even though our obedience to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) may bring hurt to us, His blessings upon us abundantly compensate us for that hurt, even as He raised Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) from the dead and resurrected Him; and we have all eternity in His presence to anticipate in that blessing!

In sharp contrast to that walk in accord with Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) will for us, is the choice that millions make of doing as they please regardless of Him Who is giving them the breath of life, which brings upon them His curses! And, as I well found out, they hurt far more than the hurt that comes from hearkening "unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments"! (Deuteronomy 28:1)

Getting back to my friend, the restaurant manager, the "stress" of which he complained came of his emotions being associated with the opinions of his supervisor rather than those of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), Who was giving him the breath of life by which even to be a manager. He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

Fear not them who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul! But, rather, fear Him Who is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell! (Matthew 10:28)

"Fear" is an emotion! In the above saying Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is advising, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), His children to align their emotions to the pleasure or displeasure of their Creator and King rather than to the commendations or criticism of people around them.

But, to do that, one must believe that a "Creator and King" exists and that His pleasure or displeasure translates into the blessings or curses that make or break His children's lives! And I have struggled with that issue, when I have been sufficiently foolish not to turn the matter over to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), Who is the only One "Who knoweth the hearts" (Acts 15:8) and Who can deal effectively with what He finds in them, whether belief or unbelief!

If Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) could get me turned around and walking in the right direction, He can do that for anyone, the key being someone's praying for him or her; and I will be eternally grateful for the dear elderly couple who prayed for my deliverance and salvation for thirty years!

One of the most effective remedies for stress from whatever source is to "speak" (Mark 11:23) to the problem by one's "faith in God" (Verse 22) and command it to be "removed and ... cast into the sea"! (Verse 23) And if one "shall not doubt in his heart but shall believe that those things that he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith"! (Verse 23)

But, of course, that remedy, along with all other remedies offered by Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) in His Holy Bible relies on that mysterious factor of faith, which one either has or does not have! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "According to your faith be it unto you." (Matthew 9:29)

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 ways by which to relieve themselves of all stress in any situation in which they find themselves.

Father, 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; and I believe I "receive" (Mark 11:24) a family of brothers and sisters who are rejoicing over the wonderful freedom from stress, anxiety and ultimate destruction that letting you be their "shield and exceedingly great reward" invariably brings!

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.

Amen! Alleluia!

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