Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel was thinking on this Sabbath?
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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2016 April 16
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20160416.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 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, a woman I know repented for having said some things that she shouldn't have about the people around her; but, only a few days later, she showed an even more contemptuous disregard for them and seemed to be back where she started before she repented. So what happened?
The key to understanding that futile exercise is to know that what this woman was sorry about was a serious difficulty that her former remarks could have got her into! She was sorry not that she had violated people around her with her contemptuous disregard and that her Creator had been hurt by that disregard but that her remarks to the wrong person might have got her into trouble, as it was explained to her by one of her sons!
What she failed to realize is that hurting Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), one's loving Creator, by hurting His children also gets one into serious difficulty, especially in the absence of any remorse or sense of wrong in the disregard! Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):
Being a "servant" of anyone, usually known as one's "master", implies an obligation somehow obtained to do what the master wants! So who becomes the "master" when one sins?
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Give, and it shall be given unto you." (Luke 6:38)
A "servant" is in the hands of his "master"; he is at his "mercy", one might say; and the "mercy" above lies in the fairness with which Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) guarantees that whatever one of His children gives will be returned to him or her "pressed down, shaken together and running over"! (Luke 6:38)
So, when anyone has given help, he will be helped! When anyone has given hurt, he will be hurt! It is an expectancy so certain as to dispell all thought of any other outcome than a retun of what has been given!
We see this truth about Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) portrayed in drama! Without fail, "the good guy" gets his reward, the bad guy his punishment, the girls not being slighted in this certainty of return; they were the "servants" of whatever they had given! And, when one looks closely, he sees that one is his own master; for his giving determines what "the master" can be counted upon to return!
The judgment of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) certainty of return works together with His mercy of "righteousness" (Matthew 5:20), which is His key to one's entering "into the kingdom of Heaven"! (Verse 20) He said, through Moses:
"Observe" is a translation of a word meaning to "guard"! (Strong: Hebrew: 8104) We guard that on which we put a value! And putting a value on the commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) torah or law through Moses fulfills His desire for the heart or spirit of His children, while His judgments of return cover their specific behavior!
The particular woman of whom I have spoken had been mistreated, when she was young; and she had opened up to a spirit of hate or enmity, for that abuse, which then affected her entire life from that point on! And this woman was well up in years!
The effect of this woman's long service to the spirit of enmity over many years had been a hardening of her heart toward the people around her, to where she thought nothing of insulting them or hurting them deeply by her hateful remarks about them; and, when a person gets caught up in that kind of indifference to his neighbors' feelings, he can hardly claim to be loving them; for love is caring deeply about how others feel and doing everything that one can to make them feel better!
Calloused behavior toward tothers is a violation of the two commandments that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) comprise His "First and Great Commandment" (Matthew 22:38), which is to love Him (Verse 37) and one's neighbor! (Verse 39), these being so important that "on these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets!" (Verse 40)
In other words, no matter what commandment in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) torah or law through Moses one is considering, he can see, with Yahuah's eyes, that its motivating purpose is to fulfill Yahuah's desire that He be loved through His children's loving one another! So, if one's "repentance" or "thinking differently" about something he or she has done is not related to that love-inspired motivation, he or she is on the wrong track and soon to experience Yahuah's "judgments" (Psalm 19:9), which "are true and righteous, altogether""! (Verse 9) He said. through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):
This care that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) exercises to see that all His children are treated fairly in His handling of them is an important truth about Him for one to put away in his or her heart for constant reference! For it is the guiding principle with which Yahuah works! One will never get far away from it in his or her affairs! And, if he or she wants things to work out well for him or her, he or she is well advised to develop a loving regard toward Yahuah by loving His children, who are the "neighbor" He has commanded each of us to love!
Of course striking another person is a violation of this cardinal commandment! But Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) pointed out, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), that, if one even thinks of hurting another, he has done it already in his heart!
That amazing truth about the power of words to create relates to the "dominion" (Genesis 1:28) that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave Adam and Eve "over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth"! (Verse 28) In other words, what we "think" or visualize in our spirit believing that it is true becomes true, by ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach's (Spirit's) acting on that "word", "image" or "visualization"! It is exactly how Yahuah created His universes through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), Who as Yahuah's "Word" (John 1:1) "said, Let there be light! And there was light"! (Genesis 1:3)
For this reason I do not permit a wrong spirit to furnish me with an unwanted "scenario" of things presumably happening! I refuse to give it the creative power that I know Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has given me; for, if I dwell on it and - God forbid! - believe it to be true, I have activated that creativity to make it true; and I have no one to blame but myself when it does become true.
Being aware of this amazing inner functioning of our spirits is the basis of confidence in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) loving willingness to accommodate His child's every wish that when harnessed for good can "overcome the world"! (John 16:33)
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said that He had "overcome the world"; and He also said: "He who believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also!" (John 14:6) So we have every reason to appropriate to ourselves His saying: "With men this is impossible! But with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26)
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) promise through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) that He would return to Earth in person is, of course, welcome! And the sooner that takes place, how could it be other than for the better?
But, until Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) return through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) does take place, we must live as best we can! And these things I love to teach about His promises give us a measure of confidence in Him bordering on outright arrogance!
The key phrase is "confidence in Him"! The "arrogance" that the world accuses servants of God as having is mistaken as such; for true "arrogance" is unwarranted confidence in one's self, not in Him! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Without Me ye can do nothing!" (John 15:5) He meant that; it is utterly true; and failing to know and understand that limitation is fatal!
For the fate of Brother Howard Storm, who had lived his entire life supposing that he could "do all things" was to be sent to Hell, where others of like mind dwell; and, when by a spark of memory for Jesus he was delivered out of Hell, the glorious place of utter dependence upon God called "Heaven" became his consciousness for the rest of eternity!
In 1985 Howard Storm was sent back to Earth, to complete Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) will for him there; but what he had experienced in the contrast between the truth of Heaven and the lies of Hell he would never forget! And that truth will revert to his benefit and blessing forever!
So, when you feel yourself feeling sorry for having done something amiss, examine yourself, carefully, to see whether or not your remorse is feeling sorry for yourself or for those you may have offended, most of all Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), Who hurts badly enough from all His children's wickedness, without your insult and injury being heaped on top of Him as well!
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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