Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2016 September 24

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2016 September 24

Witnessing for Yahuah Hayah

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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 Hayah gave me for this Sabbath, He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "

Take, with thee, one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established! (Matthew 18:16)

Establishing "every word" is important; because in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Holy Bible, His word prevails; and Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, of His words:

Thy word is truth! (John 17:17)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His psalmist:

Thy law is the truth (Psalm 119:142); and

All Thy commandments are truth. (Psalm 119:151)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, of His own words:

49 I have not spoken of Myself; but the Father Who sent Me, He gave Me a commandment, what I should say! 50 And I know that His commandment is life everlasting! (John 12:49 and 50)

In a recent conversation my atheist friend reminded me of the difference between Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) way of establish truth and the world's way. Yahuah uses His believing children to do that, while the world uses "scientific researchers" for its "witnesses"! And the interesting thing about that is that both of them look at Yahuah's creation, but they are concerned about and report very different things in it.

At the same time, the world's witnesses harbor enmity toward Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) witnesses and try to discredit them whenever possible and by whatever means possible. Yahuah said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated Me before it hated you! (John 15:18)

For instance, when I said that during the last year before I made my commitment to serving Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) everything went wrong that could go wrong, my atheist friend said: "It has been proved that when, people go through difficult circumstances, their mental processes change; and they do not make sound decisions!"

The implication of that statement was that, because I went through difficult circumstances, I became "foolish" enough to accept the idea that God exists and that He had reached out to me through friends and through a healing ministry, convincing me of His power and willingness to heal me and, ultimately, to deliver me from all of my difficult circumstances.

When I quoted Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) words through His psalmist: "A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee!" (Psalm 91:7), my atheist friend replied: "Try telling that to someone starving in Africa!" Then he made reference to the teams of mercy who go to Africa and help such suffering people deal with their problems of starvation, some of the team members being atheists!

My atheist friend did not let me explain that the protection of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) for His children comes with a requirement! The final verses in that psalm say:

14 Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because He hath known My name! 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble! I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation! (Psalm 91:14 to 16)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) characterized loving Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) as being "the First and Great Commandment"! (Matthew 22:38) Then He showed loving one's neighbor to be "like unto it" (Verse 39), summing it up by saying:

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets! (Matthew 22:40)

Since those who "hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah thy God, to observe to do all His commandments " (Deuteronomy 28:1) are told that "all these blessings shall come, on thee, and overtake thee" (Verse 2) and since loving Yahuah and one's neighbor are the two commandments upon which all others "hang", loving Yahuah and one's neighbor become powerful considerations to whose who have "ears to hear"! (Matthew 11:15)

The worlds' researchers do not concern themselves with loving anyone! They are interested only in how certain beings or substances behave under laboratory or test conditions! Then, by the reports they write on their experiments, they, too, become "witnesses"; but witnessing to what?

Knowing how certain parts of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) creation behave under what conditions has been helpful in developing the wonderful technologies that have blessed us over the years! But such knowledge pales in significance to the value of having "the knowledge of God" (Hosea 6:6) or knowing how He behaves and under what conditions!

For, although knowing how and why cars, refrigerators, airplanes and computers work is, again, useful, such knowledge does not help much when a person is reduced to virtually nothing by a reversal of his circumstances that defies all logical explanations other than the truth that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "judgments ... are true and righteous altogether!" (Psalm 19:9)

Then an examination of how or in what way one has failed to "hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah thy God, to observe to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1) becomes most relevant! because His control over the factors in our lives that make our technologies availalble to us is sovereign! And dealing rightly with Him determines His willingness to accommodate us in any way!

I have spent forty-one years studying Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Holy Bible and working with its truth! So I have become a "witness" of these things, not under laboratory conditions but under the conditions that prevail when we either do Yahuah's will or not! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

21 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! 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 7:21 to 23)

What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:26)

So Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "witnesses" are known for the extraordinary things that they witness about! For a person who is guided by his Creator's voice in his spirit, will focus on those things that matter and let other things of lesser importance await their place in His order of things in the day of each child of His! And, when I speak of "things that matter", I have in mind things with eternal significance, such as His "blessings" (Deuteronomy 28:2) and "eternal life"! (Matthew 19:16)

Since Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Torah through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses deals with these "extraordinary things", Yahuah 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)

None of these "extraordinary things" can be reduced to "laboratory conditions"! They perform in the life of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children who believe, which is why Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) "2 called a little child unto Him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 and said," (Matthew 18:2 and 3)

3 Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven! 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of Heaven! 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in My name receiveth Me! 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones who believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea! (Matthew 18:3 to 6

This high regard for the spiritual state of little children is, undoubtedly, why Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "14 Suffer the little children to come unto Me and forbid them not! For of such is the kingdom of God! 15 Verily I say, unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein!" "And He took them up, in His arms, put His hands upon them and blessed them." (Mark 10:14 to 16)

The "little child" has had no formal education! The concepts he has been given by the Spirit of God while the child is still "little" have not been altered or "offended", which is why Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said of them:

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say, unto you, that in Heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father Who is in Heaven! (Matthew 18:10)

"Despise" is exactly what the atheist does in regard to anyone who is retaining or has had revived "the knowledge of God" (Hosea 6:6) that he was given when he was young and innocent! 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 breast! 10 I was cast upon Thee from the womb! Thou art my God from my mother’s belly! (Psalm 22:9 and 10)

In that psalm the psalmist was being a "witness" for Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)! And this is typical of the "witness" of all Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children, who speak from out of the impressions given them by His spirit in theirs!

But "the world" knows none of this; Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) of His "Spirit of Truth" (John 14:17): "Whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him. But ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you and shall be in you." (Verse 17)

I believe this idea of ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit) being "in you" at a certain point of time in the history of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children has got to refer to "the Day of Pentecost" (Acts 2:1), when He was permitted to show Himself in an unusual way! But how could He not be in us, when our very breath depends upon His keeping us breathing? Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His Recorder:

The Earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep! And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:2)

So ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit) has assuredly been around for a long time - about as long as Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has been, if that can even be comprehended by the human mind! For the "Spirit" of God is, simply, one aspect of His being; Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "God is a Spirit!" (John 4:24)

But, to keep things in perspective, we need to acknowledge also, at the same time, that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) and His Spirit is manifesting as an entire physical creation with us in the middle of it; and we only know these things because He has told these things to His children, Who have then become His "witnesses"! And we who have believed them then share our experiences with others, being His "witnesses" as well, none of which could have been possible without such sharing of His words, which we call "witnessing"!

So I do believe that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children's "witnessing for" Him has been a worthy topic to consider.

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 Your way of spreading Your truth so that they will be good witnesses for You.

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 Your blessing upon those who witness faithfully concerning the joy of walking in Your will and thus be part of the drawing to Him of all His children that is Your primary concern!

I pray that Yahuah Hayah shall bless you mightily, throughout the coming year, 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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