Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2016 Sep 17

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2016 September 17

Yahuah Hayah's Justice

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20160917.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, He said, of Abraham: "I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him; and they shall keep the way of Yahuah, to do justice and judgment, that Yahuah may bring upon Abraham that which He hath spoken of him." (Genesis 18:19)

In this wonderful commendation, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) spoke of "the way of Yahuah" as being "to do justice and judgment"! And He said, through His psalmist: "The judgments of Yahuah are true and righteous!" (Psalm 19:9)

The word "justice" is the translation of a word meaning "rightness"! (Strong: Hebrew: 6666) And I would have to assume that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "rightness" or "justice" is perfect! For how could He possibly be wrong? Or who under Heaven has the authority by which to judge Him to be wrong?

In turn "rightness" suggests the "righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25) that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) offered His children through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses! He said, through Yeshua, through Moses: "It shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before Yahuah, our God!" (Verse 25)

So between "justice and judgment" and "righteousness" we have the basic idea of being "right"; and no one knows what that is except by hearkening "diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1), the commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) torah or law through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses!

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "37 Thou shalt love Yahuah, thy God, with all thy heart, soul and mind! (The torah or law says "might"! - Deuteronomy 6:5) 38 This is the First and Great commandment! 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself! 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets!" (Matthew 22:37 to 40)

So loving Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) and one's neighbor are certainly His "way"; and correlating that truth with His statement about "justice and judgment" (Genesis 18:19) being also His "way", we can well determine that being "just" or "right" in our treatment of both Him and our neighbor is the best way available by which to love Him and the neighbor! For the one who is claiming to love God and his neighbor while violating them in any way is sadly deceived!

To be "right" requires a standard by which to judge an action to be right; and, although Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children insist on making up their own standards, only His torah or law through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses, which "is perfect" (Psalm 19:7), can be trusted as the final word on any matter; so, if an action cannot be found addressed in Yahuah's torah, it is a non-issue; and one is foolish to pursue it.

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "In vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men!" (Matthew 15:9)

"Worship" is one's expression of love and adoration for another! And one cannot claim to be loving or adoring the other while teaching people to do things that the other does not want! For, if he does not want them, either by saying he does not or by withholding comment concerning them, he is offended by people who do such things; and offending him is the worst possible way to please him; and pleasing the One Who has created us so that He will bless us and sustain our life in Him is the object of religion!

So anyone wanting to please Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) can be assured that he is pleasing Him by loving Him and one's neighbor while being "right" in his treatment of Him and the neighbor, which, as I have shown, cannot be other than according to Yahuah's torah or law!

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) And Yahuah's Father expressed that "will" in His torah or law through Yeshua through Moses!

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, of Moses: "If ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My words?" (John 5:47) And, of His words, Yeshua said: "49 I have not spoken of Myself; but the Father Who sent Me, He gave Me a commandment, what I should say and what I should speak! 50 And I know that His commandment is life everlasting!" (John 12:49 and 50)

So the "commandment of "the Father", being "life everlasting", is what Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) always spoke! And His words are in accord with Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) torah or law through Yeshua through Moses, which is Yahuah's "will" for us or His "way" for us, which is that of lovingly administered "justice and judgment"!

So Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) definition of an Israelite takes on new meaning! He said, through Yeshua (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), which we have now learned are of lovingly administered "justice and judgment"!

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "judgments ... are true and righteous"! And we, His children, are incapable of administering such judgment to our neighbor rightly; we are not "God, Who knoweth the hearts"! (Acts 15:8) which is why He commanded, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): " Judge not, that ye be not judged!" (Matthew 7:1)

But by hearkening "diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1), one can pursue His "justice" or "rightness" in one's effort to love Yahuah and his neighbor; and that is about as close as any of us can get to pleasing Him, doing His "will" (Matthew 7:21) and entering "into the kingdom of Heaven"! (Matthew 5:20)

In that way we can avoid being among those who will say, to Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), "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?" (Matthew 7:22) And we need to understand that there is nothing intrinsically wrong with doing such things; Yeshua did them. But, if we have done them without regard to keeping Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) torah or law, which is His "will" (Mathew 7:21), Yeshua will say, "unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye who work iniquity!" (Matthew 7:23)

So loving Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) and our neighbor is "what" we should be doing; but His "justice" relates to "how" we should be doing it; and understanding how those two aspects of His being relate to each other, is the ultimate wisdom that one can pursue, which is as close to pleasing Him as I know how to describe! Yahuah said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment (Matthew 12:36)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through His faithful apostle John:

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth! Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors! And their works do follow them. (Revelation 14:13)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

Whosoever ... shall break one of these least commandments and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of Heaven! But whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of Heaven. (Matthew 5:19)

So Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "judgments" are not only "true and righteous" (Psalm 19:9), they are eternal! Indeed, the king's forgiving the highly indebted servant in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) story through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) (Matthew 18:23 to 35) did not remove the debt; it merely determined where the servant could be while paying his king "all"! (Verse 26), either in bondservitude or in the freedom of his king's kingdom!

If "every idle word that men shall speak" is to be judged, certainly what they say in all seriousness will be judged, not to mention what they do, which shows how impeccably thorough, right and everlasting Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) judgments are! which shows how concerned we, His beloved children, need to be about the rightness of each thing we ever say or do in regard to Him and our neighbors!

A dear friend of mine made quite a point of refusing to answer a sizeable email I sent him concerning things I had observed him saying and doing in recent weeks; and what he failed to understand in that move to disregard my efforts in his behalf is that what I have written is now a part of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) eternal records and that what my words expressed concerning his conduct, if indeed they did reflect Yahuah's will for him as I have understood it and made my effort to describe it, he will at some point be required to deal with rightly or suffer the consequence of doing things wrongly!

What we say or do wrongly is contrary even to our very nature as children made "in the image of God"! (Genesis 1:27) and is certainly contrary to His nature, which means that, if we choose to say or do things wrongly, He will not permit that wrongness to exist in His kingdom! And Hell is the place He has made for those who are determined to be wrong or contrary to the nature of God and themselves!

Being put in Hell is Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) just punishment for one's determination to say or do wrong things; and He described Hell, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), as "everlasting punishment" in contrast to His "life eternal"! (Matthew 25:46)

For years that implied permenancy to one's being put in Hell has been a problem for me and a concept used by atheists to show a flaw in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) rightness; for it has seemed to limit His "mercy" to the few relatively short years of our lifetimes on Earth, when He has said through His psalmist that "His mercy endureth for ever"! (Psalm 136:1)

So it was with great relief that I read Howard Storm's wonderful testimony, My Descent into Death - A Second Chance at Life, in which, having been sent to Hell as an atheist of years, he was delivered from Hell and taken up into the glory of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) everlasting kingdom, having realized his error and prayed for Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) to come and save him.

So I have had to understand that, when Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) called through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) Hell a place of "everlasting punishment", He was showing that it always is a place of "punishment", so long as one insists on saying or doing wrong things! And I have had to surmise that His reluctance to speak of one's deliverance from Hell in His Holy Bible has been to discourage His children's willingness to be put in Hell at all!

The reason one's being put in Hell at all is extremely dangerous is that, once a person is put there, the chances of being encouraged to ask for deliverance are virtually absent! For no one is there who cares about encouraging another to do anything right, as is the case on Earth, where Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) righteous children regularly labor to deliver their neighbors from the spiritual blindness that sends them to Hell when their time on Earth has been foolishly used up!

So I am ecstatic to report that, indeed, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "mercy endureth for ever"! (Psalm 136:1) But, at the same time, I share His obvious concern that one of His children be put there at all and suffer the lack of "the knowledge of God" (Hosea 6:6) that exists there.

So we need to understand that, although Howard Storm's experience of deliverance from Hell shows Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) mercy to be truly "for ever", that deliverance was by the most extraordinary circumstance, where the mere recollection of a child's church-school song about Jesus caused him to realize that Jesus is real and that He needed to be called upon to deliver anyone!

So Brother Howard indeed called; and Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) indeed faithfully answered his call; but to rely on that slim chance of being delivered by being careless about one's determination to do right by Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) voice and Holy Bible is an extremely dangerous practice to be avoided at all cost!

Brother Howard told about people asking to be obliterated or their consciousness removed for the anguish of their suffering in Hell, which is an extremely ironic thing; who would they ask any such thing other than the Creator Who gave them their life and consciousness in the first place, Whose rightness they had chosen to ignore all that time?

So, all things considered, I would say that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) justice is a very important aspect of His being to keep in mind at all times! For how one deals with it is a matter of "life and death, blessing and cursing! Therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live!" (Deuteronomy 30:19)

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 pursuie Your love and justice!

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 pursuing Your love and justice in all their relationships brings upon them.

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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