Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel will be thinking on this Sabbath?
Welcome to the page on which Pastor Floyd talks about
Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2016 July 30
Loving the Neighbor
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at enterhiscovenant.com/Sabbath20160730.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 throughout His creation! 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, He commanded, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses: "Thou shalt not avenge nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people! But thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself!" (Leviticus 19:13)
Although this commandment is in the midst of many others, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) showed, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), that it is central to His concerns in relation to His children; for Yeshua said:
"These two commandments" being so key to all else that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) commanded through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses, "the second" being "like unto" the first, that they are, virtually, one and the same commandment; because one cannot say he loves Yahuah while hating His children; and one cannot love His children without loving Him at the same time! He said, through Yeshua, of those who had ministered to the practical daily needs of their neighbors:
To the childreon who had "done it unto" Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), He will say: "Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world!" (Matthew 25:34) And I believe that this prophecy of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) through Yeshua reveals well of what loving one's neighbor consists in His view!
Since "all the law and the prophets" "hang" "on these two commandments" and since fulfilling them brings one Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "kingdom" as He has prepared it "from the foundation of the world", one can understand why "observing" or putting a value on "all the law" is so important! Yahuah's "blessings" (Deuteronomy 28:2) come from that observance, which are simply the benefits of His "everlasting kingdom"! (Psalm 145:13)
So all these considerations tie together into one amazing picture, which is that of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) creating through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) "all things" (John 1:3), including His children, His putting them in the midst of it and then loving them in ways beyond their comprehension! He wrote, through His faithful apostle:
The specific things mentioned that bring one "the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world" (Matthew 25:34) include "meat", "drink" and shelter (Verse 35), clothing and visiting, whether the neighbor is sick or in prison! (Verse 36) And all of those ways of loving one's neighbor involve giving, whether of substance or time!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) explained, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), that within His economy, when one gives or "lends" it is to be while "hoping for nothing again, in which case "your reward shall be great! And ye shall be the children of the Highest! For He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil! (Verse 35) So "love ye your enemies, do good and lend"! (Luke 6:35)
In this verse Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) elevates, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), loving "the neighbor" to loving "your enemies", which ends all discussion of how deserving the neighbor should be to receive one's love. One's "enemies" are such; because they are completely undeserving of any consideration; yet Yahuah said, through Yeshua:
Christians have been very giving as a people, their mission fields have abounded in countries all over the world! But they have also been quite controlling in their giving; and in my view that has posed a serious problem and continues to do so, so long as that questionable spirit of giving continues to be accomodated!
For I believe that, when giving to someone is viewed as a license to intrude upon him and start dictating the conditions under which he can expect the help, the "love" that the giving was supposed to reflect ceases to be love but an hateful method of making others mere extensions of one's self!
This "sin", if I may call it that, presupposes that the poor person needing the help is incompetent and in need of the "direction" included with the giving; and this fails to recognize that each child throughout Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s creation is His, that He has put His voice in the spirit of each child and that to one degree or another He continues to guide each child of His according to His will for him or her!
So, although Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) may be using you to cover one or more of His child's needs, that provision is, simply, a part of the overall accommodation for that child's progress in life as ordered by Yahuah according to His will for him; so the child is His, not the possession of someone He is using to facilitate the child, whether a parent or a total stranger!
I have seen much controlling behavior toward the recipients of help; and I have been appalled, when I have also watched the repercussions of that attempt to control; it simply does not work! And it nullifies the blessing Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) intends for the giver, by hatefully causing resentment in the spirits of those who have been dependent upon the helper!
Giving help or withholding it are methods of rewarding and punishing! And that relates to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "judgments", which are "true and righteous" (Psalm 19:9); because He is "God, Who knoweth the hearts"! (Acts 15:8)
We, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) beloved children, are not "God, Who knoweth the hearts"! He has not given us the discernment to know the spirit in our neighbor! So we have no clue as to how deserving or not the neighbor or the "enemy" is, which is why Yahuah commanded, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Judge not, that ye be not judged!" (Matthew 7:1)
So, by all means, when you feel Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) directing you to help someone, keep that help free of encumbrance! Do not tie conditions to it. What the one who is in need does with your help is between him and Yahuah! In that way you will keep yourself free of Yahuah's judgment of punishment, as He blesses you for your obedience in helping the neighbor!
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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