Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2016 June 11

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2016 June 11

Yeshua's Glory

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20160611.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 dear brother of mine and I had an interesting discussion recently concerning Yeshua's glory! And I thought I would pass it on to you, for the interest that it had for me!

The night before He was to be arrested, tried, scourged and killed, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) prayed, to His Father in Heaven: "Now, O Father, glorify Thou Me with Thine own self with the glory that I had with Thee before the world was!" (John 17:

We learn several interesting things, from that prayer: 1 that the glory He "had with" Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) "before the world was" consisted of Yahuah's "own Self"! In other words, the glory that is associated with Him is, simply, a marvelous attribute of Himself. 2 That glory was removed from Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), when He humbled Himself to become one of us, a human being! 3 That glory would be returned to Yeshua, when having been raised from the dead He would reappear to His disciples as a resurrected man! He said, at that reappearance:

A spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see Me have. (Luke 24:39)

4 That only the man or woman with a resurrected body can withstand the glory of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) being! When Moses requested of Him, "Show me Thy glory (Exodus 33:18)", He said, to Moses:

19 I will make all My goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of Yahuah before thee. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy! 20 And He said, Thou canst not see My face: for there shall no man see Me and live! 21 And Yahuah said, Behold, there is a place by Me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock! 22 And it shall come to pass, while My glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock and will cover thee with My hand while I pass by! 23 And I will take away Mine hand, and thou shalt see My back parts; but My face shall not be seen! (Exodus 33:19 to 23)

Let me share, with you, what I see in that passage:

1 Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "goodness" is one and the same with His "glory"!

2 Yahuah's "name" represents His "goodness" and "glory", which is why it is so sacred and never to be taken "in vain"! (Exodus 20:7)

3 Revealing His "goodness" and "glory" to His children is part of Yahuah's being "gracious" and showing "mercy" on them.

4 Yahuah will do virtually the impossible to accommodate the wish of a child of His.

5 Yahuah's "face" is the source of His "glory".

6 The physically embodied child of Yahuah cannot see His "glory" and continue living as a physical being, which explains why He removed His glory from Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) while Yeshua fulfilled His Father's will that He become one of their physically embodied children and as a brother to them teach them His Father's way!

Humbled in this way, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) had to convince Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children of His truth without any show of His usual glory, causing Him to plead: "Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works’ sake." (John 14:11)

To have the simple faith of "one of these little ones who believe in" (Matthew 18:6) Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) is preferable! But, lacking that, believing Him "for the very works’ sake" will do! But, of course, for us who did not see Yeshua perform His miracles, we must by the same faith take the word of those who wrote of them, without which faith we are lost!

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) told His disciple Thomas: "Because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed! Blessed are they who have not seen and yet have believed." (John 20:29)

For believing that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) is "in the Father and the Father in" Him is the faith that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) requires of His children to "not perish but have everlasting life"! (John 3:16) And that requirement goes back even to Yeshua's telling 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)

The "blessings" offered by Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), His "Word" (John 1:1), and through Moses were and are to this day His "life" (Deuteronomy 30:19), which He said is also "your life" (Deuteronomy 32:47), even "eternal life". (Matthew 19:16)

To impress His children with the truth of His words through Moses, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) had Moses, too, perform miracles, which had the appropriate effect on some but, sadly, went by many of "the children of Israel" (Deuteronomy 29:1) unbelieved and unappreciated for the life and glory of the almighty God Who was giving them the breath of life each day of their lives!

Interestingly, with Moses having experienced the exposure to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) that He did on Mount Sinai, Moses took on some of Yahuah's glory: for, "when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone! And they were afraid to come nigh him." (Exodus 34:29) So

33 till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face. 34 But, when Moses went in before Yahuah to speak with Him, he took the vail off, until he came out! (Exodus 34:33 and 34)

So we are obliged to recognize that "Jesus Christ" is "the same yesterday, today and for ever" (Hebrews 13:8), the "glory" and "goodness" of His Father in Heaven being the "truth" of which He came "to bear witness"! (John 18:37) both through Moses and in His personally appearing as "Jesus Christ of Nazareth"! (Acts 3:6)

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 the glory and goodness of Your person!

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 glory and goodness of Yourself that is theirs, when they seek to fulfill the fact of their being made in Your image!

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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