Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2016 Sep 3

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2016 September 3

Yahuah Hayah's Spirit

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20160903.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, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through 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)

So the question arises, "What voice?"

That has to be the "still, small voice" (1st Kings 19:12) of ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit), Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "Spirit of Truth" (John 14:17; 16:13)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) spoke, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), of "these little ones who believe in Me"! (Matthew 18:6) So the question arises: "How did these "little ones" or these little children, who obviously have had no formal education, come to believe in Yahuah, their Creator and King?

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His psalmist: "9 Thou art He Who took me out of the womb! Thou didst make me hope, when I was upon my mother’s breasts! 10 I was cast, upon Thee, from the womb! Thou art my God from my mother’s belly!" (Psalm 22:9 and 10) And the questions arise: How did the psalmist know Who took him "out of the womb"? How did Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) give the psalmist "hope" when he was upon his "mother's breasts"? How was the psalmist cast upon Yahuah "from the womb"? And, finally, "How did the psalmist know Who was his God from his "mother's belly"?

The answer to all these questions lies in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "still, small voice" in the psalmist's spirit, which could only be the voice of Yahuah's Spirit, His Kodesh (Holy) Ruach (Spirit) "of Truth"! (John 14:17; 16:13) And, if He made hearkening to that voice His requirement for a child of His to receive His "blessings", that voice and spirit would have to be resident in the spirit of each one of His children; and that is each one of us, you and me!

In the "New Testament", Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His faithful apostle: "38 He who believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water! 39 (But this spake He of the Spirit, Whom they who believe on Him should receive! For the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because Jesus was not yet glorified!" (John 7:38 and 39)

I have always been puzzled by that statement, that "the Holy Ghost was not yet given"! How could He not yet have been given, when in the beginning of Earth's development "the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters" (Genesis 1:2) and when He has always been the "power" (Hebrews 1:3) by Whom all things were created and by Whom they are being sustained, including the breath of life that each of us enjoys each moment of our day?

I know the event about which John was thinking, when presumably ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit) was "given"; it was "the Day of Pentecost" (Acts 2:1), when "they were all filled with the Holy Ghost"! (Verse 4)

But, in view of ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach's (Spirit's) part in Creation and in His ongoing maintenance of the Creation, I have to believe that "the Day of Pentecost" (Acts 2:1) was, simply, a day on which Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit) permission to "baptize" (Acts 1:8) Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) disciples, so that they would "receive power" to "be witnesses unto Me in Jerusalem, in all Judæa, in Samaria and unto the uttermost part of the Earth"! (Acts 1:8)

John the Baptist said: "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance! But He Who cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear! He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost!" (Matthew 3:11) Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) then confirmed those words, saying: "John truly baptized with water! But ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost, not many days hence!" (Acts 1:5)

So we associate this baptism "with the Holy Ghost" with the giving of Him referred to by John! (7:39) But, again, what we actually are talking about is Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) giving Him permission to empower Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) disciples to go "unto the uttermost part of the Earth" and witness of Him in addition to all the other amazing things that ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit) does anyway and has done since the beginning of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) creation!

Ever since that special manifestation of ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit) took place on Pentecost, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children have coveted it or wanted that empowering; because they assume that it includes doing the miracles that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) did; but, really, it has little to do with them, as Yeshua explained:

Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and 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! (Mark 11:23)

Success with this function of ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit) depends only upon believing what one has said! It has nothing to do with that Spirit's being "given"! although He certainly would have to have been given initially, at the beginning of creation; or we would not be here.

Witnessing of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) is, certainly, a part of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) will: for Yeshua said: "It is not the will of your Father Who is in Heaven that one of these little ones should perish!" (Matthew 18:14) And believing Yeshua is Yahuah's requirement to "not perish but have everlasting life"! (John 3:16)

Doing that will is important! For Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "Not every one who saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven but he who doeth the will of My Father Who is in Heaven." (Matthew 7:21)

So any time you tell someone about Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) and the wonderful things that He said and did, you know you are in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) will!

But some people who discover the power of their "dominion ... over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth" (Genesis 1:28), which relates to speaking to one's "mountain" (Mark 11:23) and certainly involves the power of ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit), Who flung the galaxies into their places and is keeping them there, use their dominion with no regard for whether or not that use pleases Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM); so Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said:

22 Many will say, to Me, in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess, unto them, I never knew you: depart, from Me, ye who work iniquity! (Matthew 7:22 and 23)

So ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit) will work for you, if you understand the "faith" (Mark 11:22) that obligates Him to work for you; but you will answer to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) for whether or not your use of His Spirit is in agreement with what He wants for you; and that gets us back to hearkening "diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments!" (Deuteronomy 28:1)

This also requires that you understand how some of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) commandments are personal to you! They relate only to what He wants you to do as His special child! And He communicates that special instruction through His voice in your spirit, which is always there; it is the voice that we sometimes believe is ours! And it is, when He is not using it; and sometimes other spirits, also, use it, to communicate quite other than His will for us.

But we do not need to worry about that confusion; for, if we know Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) will as He has expressed it in His Holy Bible, we can easily tell when the voice speaking inside us is His or that of another spirit.

But that is a big "if"! It requires diligent study of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) words through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) and through Moses, whose words Yeshua personally endorsed has being His! He said, of Moses: "He wrote of Me!" (John 5:46) and "If ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My words?" (Verse 47)

So, although the words of prophets and apostles are interesting and helpful, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) words through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) and through Moses are the ones upon which I rely almost exclusively, in the confidence that I cannot go wrong following what they have said; and we only know what they said because either Moses or some apostle has written down what they said; and that brings us back to the importance of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Kodesh (Holy) Ruach (Spirit)!

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "Spirit of Truth" (John 14:17; 16:13): "the Comforter, Who is the Holy Ghost, Whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." (John 14:26)

There is that "sending" again, of the Spirit Who has always been with us; so, again, I am confident that it relates to the special empowering that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) permitted Him to give to those who have believed Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) and desired to share what He means to them. He said:

15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments! 16 And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever, 17 even the Spirit of Truth! (John 14:15 to 17)

But on "the Day of Pentecost" (Acts 2:1), when the special empowering of ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit) had been given, the apostle Peter stood up and said something quite different! He preached; and people responded, by asking: "37 What shall we do?" "38 Then Peter said, unto them, Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins! And ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost!" (Acts 2:37 and 38)

As though to correct Peter, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) immediately sent him to the house of Cornelius, where "44 the Holy Ghost fell on all them who heard the word. 45 And they of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost!" (Acts 10:44 and 45) And no baptism in water had even been mentioned!

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) baptism was with ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit)! So why would He go back to John's baptism in water?

This special empowering by ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit) to witness of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was in fulfillment of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) promise to Abraham: "In thy seed shall all the nations of the Earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed My voice!" (Genesis 22:18) There is that hearing of Yahuah's voice again, which is so important to all of us; and this led to Yahuah's "Great Commission" through Yeshua:

19 Go ... and teach all nations ... 20 ... to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19 and 20)

Learning to "observe" Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) commandments (John 14:15 to 17), "all nations" could then be "given" the same empowering by Yahuah's ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit), which could then spread to many others around them.

But a man called "Paul" came along and fulfilled Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) warning through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "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)

Paul did "deceive the very elect", by teaching the "gospel" (Galatians 1:11) of his "false Christ" - "by the revelation of Jesus Christ" (Verse 12), he said - which reversed Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) "gospel of the kingdom" (Matthew 24:14) from keeping Yeshua's "commandments" (John 14:15) to avoiding them, which necessarily excluded Paul's followers from the empowering of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Kodesh (Holy) Ruach (Spirit), about which we have been talking!

Still, Paul boasted of his followers' serving "in newness of spirit" (Romans 7:6); so the question arises: "If Paul taught against keeping the commandments that the true Christ said must be kept to receive His Father's Spirit, what spirit were Paul's followers serving?

A dear friend of mine happens to be caught up in following that spirit; and his behavior predictably reveals it to be the spirit "called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world" (Revelation 12:9), who also is "the accuser of our brethren" (Verse 10), whom Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, "is a liar and the father of it". (John 8:44)

In my conversation with this friend of mine and of Paul, I have found him to be exagerating and careless with his words, dedicated to water baptism as the only way to have "the Holy Ghost", utterly intolerant of anyone who dares come against the doctrine of his church, even with many sound scriptures to show on what the complaint is based!

A person serving such a spirit will bring up your past, to try to undermine your position, never looking at your scriptures or daring to answer to them; at least that was my experience with this particular "friend"; and it was a nasty experience! He was the epitome of those about whom Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) warned:

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for My sake! (Matthew 5:11)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves! 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits!" (Matthew 7:15 and 16)

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, understanding and truth by which to discern what spirit is speaking with them in their spirit.

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 blessings and eternal life in Your awesome presence that are theirs for remaining faithful to the right Spirit - your Holy Spirit of Truth, by Whom to know all that they need to know for their everlasting fulfillment!

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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