Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2016 June 25

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2016 June 25

Yahuah Hayah's Everlasting Covenant

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20160625.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, the 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 I call "getting prayed up"!

As for the thoughts that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave me for this Sabbath, 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)

At the same time, we need to consider Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) words through His prophet:

31 Behold, the days come, saith Yahuah, that I will make a New Covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, 32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, which covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith Yahuah! 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel: After those days, saith Yahuah, I will put My law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts! I will be their God, and they shall be My people! (Jeremiah 31:31 to 33)

From the psalm we learn that, Himself being eternal, when Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) makes a covenant with any child of His, it is "for ever"; it is "the word that He commanded to a thousand generations"!

But "a thousand generations" does not mean a whole lot to you and me; for we are but one generation; and the everlasting benefits that a covenant or agreement with Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) carries with it are meaningful to us only if we are "everlasting" too!

But what are these "everlasting" benefits?

They become clear from the words that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) spoke through His prophet, that He would "put My law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts", the result being that "I will be their God, and they shall be My people"!

In that statement a personal relationship is implied, which involves the parties in the relationship loving and caring for one another; and we find, in the torah or law of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) covenant "with the house of Israel" - in the contract's "terms and conditions", if you will - His commandment to love Him (Deuteronomy 6:5) and His promise to bless those who do love Him enough to listen to His voice and love others! (Deuteronomy 28)

We do well to remember that those blessings amount to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "life" (Deuteronomy 30:19), which become "your life" (Deuteronomy 32:47), which relates to "eternal life". (Matthew 19:16)

When one has the comfort of these assurances well in place deeply in his or her spirit, variances from it are disturbing! And we find such variances, of all places, between the covers of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Holy Bible, in the writings of Paul!

All kinds of "variances" from Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) will are found in the historical passages of His Holy Bible along with the judgments that He put on those who committed the variances or "sins", as He calls them; and the New Testament, where Paul's writings are found, is full of accounts describing the difficulties Paul experienced, as he went along defying Yahuah's will as his God had expressed it through Moses and Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)!

But in the case of Paul and the belligerant things that he wrote, an amazing thing happened: Instead of seeing them as bad examples of a behavior to avoid, as had been the case with so many others among Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children who were hard of hearing, people by the millions adopted Paul's horrendous doctrinal errors as "the word of God" or as things to adopt and pattern one's life after, the argument being that, because the account of them is between the covers of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Holy Bible, it is the account of His will for them, which of course flies in the face of all He taught through Moses and Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)!

Is it "the will of God" that a child of His defy Him?

That is what Paul did; and people all around the world have raised him up as the spokesman of their God, Who apparently, according to them, did a flip-flop in Heaven and decided to undo all that He had done through Moses and Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), using this new upstart called "Paul" to let everyone know the violence that He, God, had decided to do to all that He had done before!

Now, does that sound like the Author of an "everlasting covenant", a " word that He commanded to a thousand generations"?

Obviously, something has gone wrong, here; and, being the all-wise Creator and King that He is, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) knew it would happen and prophesied it, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), saying: "There shall arise false Christs and false prophets, who shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect!" (Matthew 24:24)

The bible's Old Testament tells of the sins of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children against Him and what He did about them; but the New Testament tells of a spiritual atrocity that outstrips anything contemplated by the Old Testament's actors; and, since we are in the middle of that drama's being played out, we haven't seen how Yahuah will be dealing with it; but His prophecies of the New Testament give us a glimpse of how drastic He will be in His dealing with the perpetrators of this atrocity.

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life!" (John 3:16)

That giving is what Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) did to "put my law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts", so that He could "be their God, and they shall be My people"! (Jeremiah 31:33) It is the most amazing thing that has ever happened or that ever will happen on Earth! It is where Yahuah threw everything He had on the table, in the strongest bid for His children's love and obedience He had ever attempted or that He ever will attempt. He wrote, through His author:

26 If we sin wilfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins 27 but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries! (Hebrews 10:26 and 27)

To counter the amazing sacrifice that was made of the Son of God Himself, Satan, the enemy of God and of His children, had to come up with an equally astounding effort by which to overwhelm what God did so amazingly, to undo it and to come out the victor in this age-long struggle between good and evil!

By Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) words through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), the key to availing one's self of His offer through Yeshua was to be among "whosoever believeth in Him" (John 3:16), in which case the believer would "not perish, but have everlasting life"! (Verse 16)

So what did Satan do?

That Devil gave Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children another "Christ" to believe that, once accepted, undoes what Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) died a terrible death to accomplish for His beloved Father in Heaven!

So what did Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) accomplish for His Father in Heaven?

By laying down His life, by letting His enemies torture and kill Him, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) fulfilled, at least in the hearts of some children, what He said He came to accomplish! He said: "I am ... come to call ... sinners to repentance!" (Matthew 9:13)

"Sinners" are people who are sinning! And "sin is the transgression of the law"!

To "repent" (Matthew 4:17) means to "think differently"! (Strong: Greek: 3340) So, in effect, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) came to cause people who are breaking the commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) torah or law through Moses to "think differently" about doing that; and would they not think differently about it, if Yahuah's torah had been written "in their hearts"? if having come to love Him obeying His commandments had become an heartfelt matter in their spirits? (Jeremiah 31:33)

One of the things in our hearts is our consciences, our sense of what is right and wrong! And Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His author, concerning the sacrifices of lambs that He had commanded for centuries, that they were: "a figure for the time then present ... that could not make him who did the service perfect as pertaining to the conscience"!

Then, when Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) had given up His last drop of blood, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) asked, through His author: How much more shall the blood of Christ ... purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?"

What Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) did on His cross made a statement! Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) apostle wrote: "When the centurion and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God" (Matthew 27:54)

Under Satan, other people had nothing but scorn for the strange One who had somehow lost favor with "the chief priests, the scribes and the elders of the people" (Matthew 26:3), so badly that when they demanded "that Thou tell us whether Thou be the Christ, the Son of God" (Verse 63), His truthful answer that He was indeed that Person brought instant rebuke from "the High Priest" (Verse 65), who said: "He hath spoken blasphemy! What further need have we of witnesses?" (Verse 65), whereupon he was joined by others, saying: "He is guilty of death!" (Verse 66)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children can be so wrong, when they have ceased hearkening to His voice! And showing them exactly how wrong they can be is, I believe, why He commanded Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) to lay down His life in such an horrendous way!

With their leaders having committed such a terrible injustice upon the innocent Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), "Who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the Devil" (Acts 10:38), mankind would never be the same! Never again could they freely raise themselves up and proudly boast their ability to do well without their God, the One Who created them and gives them the breath of life each moment of their day!

Under the lying deception of His false Christ, Paul did that, teaching his followers that which was contrary to the truth and covenant of the true God and His Son; and millions of Christians were caught up in that deadly net, which robbed Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) death of the purpose for which He suffered it; and we of this Fellowship labor, each day of our lives, to correct that horrible centuries-long error!

We of Faith Harvest Israel labor in the interest of establishing Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "everlasting covenant" (Psalm 105:10) "with the house of Israel"! (Jeremiah 31:31) It is why we call ourselves "Faith Harvest Israel", in honor of the people whom Yahuah defined by saying throug Yahahushua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses:

Yahuah shall establish thee an holy people unto Himself, as He hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of Yahuah, thy God, and walk in His ways! (Deuteronomy 28:9)

But the spiritually deaf ministers of Christianity come along, quoting Paul's many blasphemies against "the commandments of Yahuah" (Acts 13:39; Romans 3:21 and 28; 6:14; 7:4 and 6; Galatians 5:2 to 4 and 18; Philippians 3:6 to 8; and declaring with Paul that "having forgiven you all trespasses" (Colossians 2:13), Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) blotted "out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross"! (Verse 14)

In Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) description of His "everlasting covenant" (Psalm 105:10), He "confirmed the same, unto Jacob, for a law"! (Verse 10) In other words, while His covenant is His agreement with His children, His "law" and its commandments are what they are agreeing to - to "hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments " (Deuteronomy 28:1) so that "all these blessings ... come on thee and overtake thee" (Verse 2), including "eternal life"! (Matthew 19:16)

To set the record straight, I repeat, over and over again, that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), His death on the cross or the shedding of His blood did not nor do they now forgive anyone! He consistently taught that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), His "Father ... in Heaven" (Matthew 6:9), is the one who forgives, saying "Your heavenly Father will ... forgive you" (Verse 14) and praying from His cross "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do!" (Luke 23:34)

Yes, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) told His disciples, of the cup of wine He wanted them to drink: "This is My blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins!" (Matthew 26:28) He said it was "for the remission of sins"; He did not say that it would provide the remission; so what specifically did it do?

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) words through His author provide that answer: He asked: "How much more shall the blood of Christ ... purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" (Hebrews 9:14)

The same was true of all the sacrifices of lambs that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) commanded, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses down through the centuries; He wrote of them through His author, that they were "a figure for the time then present that could not make him who did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience!" (Hebrews 9:9)

Admittedly, those sacrifices failed to "make him who did the service perfect as pertaining to the conscience"; but making him as good as possible "as pertaining to the conscience" was, certainly, their goal, against the day when the "shock and awe" of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) torture and death at the hands of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children would indeed make "perfect as pertaining to the conscience" those who witnessed that atrocity and those who would hear of it for centuries to come!

In that sense and in that sense alone was Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) shed blood "for many for the remission of sins"! (Matthew 26:28) He said: "I am ... come to call ... sinners to repentance!" (Matthew 9:13) To "repent" (Matthew 4:17) means "to think diffently"! (Strong: Greek: 3340) And "sin is the transgression of the law"! (1st John 3:4)

So Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) "call ... to repentance" was to bring sinners back to keeping or putting a value on the commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) torah or law through Moses! It was the effect that seeing or hearing about the wicked violence that led to Yeshua's blood's being shed "for many for the remission of sins"!

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His author: "Jesus Christ [is] the same yesterday, today and for ever!"! (Hebrews 13:8) He was "in the beginning ... the Word ... with God" and "was God" (John 1:1); "God" or Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) needed a covenant with His children for so long as they existed!

So through Yeshua He "remembered His covenant for ever, the word that He commanded to a thousand generations"! (Psalm 105:8) In other words, His "everlasting covenant" is only one covenant; so all the different covenants He mentions throughout His Holy Bible have to be merely new opportunities and reminders to keep or put a value on His one "everlasting covenant", the content or "terms and conditions" of which are His torah or law through Moses and its commandments!

It is no wonder that, when Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) sent Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) to Earth to teach His children, Yeshua said, of Moses: "He wrote of Me!" (John 5:46) So, "if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My words?" (Verse 47) And being "whosoever believeth in Him " is the way He specified that one "should not perish but have everlasting life"! (John 3:16)

In other words, what Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) would teach in behalf of His heavenly Father would lead one back to keeping or putting a value on His Father's torah or law through Moses, which one must believe to appreciate what Yeshua would be teaching about it - specifically, that keeping His "commandments" is how one enters the "life" (John 14:15) that is in His "kingdom of Heaven"! (Matthew 5:20)

Despite all the above truth about Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "everlasting covenant" and the torah or "law" (Psalm 105:10) of which it is comprised, Christians use a key statement made by Paul to strip from it its eternal relevance to all the affairs of Yahuah's beloved children! They quote Paul's saying: "Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one who believeth!" (Romans 10:4)

Satan's choice of the word "end" in relation to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) torah or law through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses is ingenius; because "end" is the translation of a word having two primary meanings: 1 "the conclusion of an act or state" and 2 "purpose"! (Strong: Greek: 5056)

So from Paul's statement about Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) effect upon or activity in relation to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) torah through Yeshua through Moses, could mean either that He was its "conclusion" or the fulfillment of its "purpose"! And, fascinatingly, Yeshua told "the multitudes" and His "disciples" (Matthew 5:1) exactly which of those two possibilities His ministry was intended to accomplish!

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfill! 18 For verily I say, unto you, Till Heaven and Earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (Matthew 5:17 and 18)

Since Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) went home to be with His Father in Heaven before "Heaven and Earth" had passed, He left with some of that fulfillment yet to be accomplished! So, having done the amazing things He did, He reappeared to His disciples and said: "As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you!" (John 20:21) And to prepare His disciples to receive that astounding commission, He had already told them: "Whosoever doth not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple!" (Luke 14:27)

So we see that the remaining fulfillment of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) torah through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses was to be obtained by His disciples' going forth in His precious and holy name, loving their "enemies" (Matthew 5:44) and bringing to bear upon them His ministry of the "cross", the purpose of which we know to be the purging of "your conscience from dead works to serve the living God"! (Hebrews 9:14) And they were to do that by calling "sinners to repentance" (Matthew 9:13) by their laying down their lives exactly as did their Master!

So to interpret Paul statement "Christ is the end of the law" (Romans 10:4) as meaning "Christ is the conclusion of the law" is, simply, to demonstrate that the intepreters are not hearing God! And that is no wonder; because, following Paul's teaching, they suppose that they are "not under the law" (Romans 6:14; Galatians 5:18) so they do not "hearken unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe to do all his commandments" so "all these curses" come upon them and overtake them" (Deuteronomy 28:1), one of which is not to be given Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "Spirit of Truth"! (John 14:17)

All of these things are there, in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "Holy Bible", to be seen, believed and followed, unless one has the Pauline "filter" on his spirit and so will not see, believe and follow anything that comes against Paul's teaching, which they have raised up as superior to the words of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) and Moses - indeed the words of their Creator and King, Who made them His beloved children and is giving them each moment of each day the breath of life by which to utter their blasphemies against Him.

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 You and Your truth by which to seek, know and understand why You commanded Yeshua to lay down His life!

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 wonderful blessings and eternal life in Your awesome presence that staying in Your everlasting covenant with You brings one to have!

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, not to mention our ministry of practical helps for the disadvantaged!

Amen! Alleluia!

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