Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2016 November 26

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2016 November 26

Yeshua's Fulfillment

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20161126.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, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfill!" (Matthew 5:17)

Strong's definition of the word from which "fulfill" was translated is: "to make replete, i.e. (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc"! (Strong: Greek: 4137)

The two parts of that definition on which I want to focus are: "to ... satisfy" and to "finish (a period or task"; because I believe that the choice of one or the other of those definitions in relation to what people believe Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) did in relation to "the law, or the prophets" (Matthew 5:17) has determined either that they benefit by what He did or that they miss entirely the significance of what He did and miss the everlasting blessing that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) intended be the inheritance of His children for having rightly perceived what He hoped to accomplish in commanding that Yeshua lay down His life!

Indeed, 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!" So believing "in Him" is critical to one's not perishing but having "everlasting life"!

Knowing this, Satan has worked, furiously, to confuse Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children about what He said and did, so that their believing of Him would not amount to anything, because Satan's lies about Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) would have caused them to believe a lie concerning what He came to accomplish! And, interestingly, all Satan had to do was to get people to see Yeshua's ministry as fufilling Yahuah's law in the sense of "finishing" it, to where it had nothing left to do, rather than to "satisfy" it and thereby show all Yahuah's children how they can "satisfy" it as well, thereby fulfilling Yahuah's desire concerning it in relation to His children's salvation and eternal blessing!

Fascinatingly, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) knew the critical nature of believing rightly concerning Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) and His torah or law; and He anticipated the strategy that Satan would use against Him and His children in causing them to misunderstand His ministry through Yeshua; so He had Yeshua say:

Till Heaven and Earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (Matthew 5:18)

Heaven and Earth have of course not passed; and each "jot" and "tittle" are still in place in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) torah or law through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses; but, of course, if Yeshua had in fact "finished" that law, leaving nothing further for anyone to do about it, Heaven's and Earth's not yet passing would have little bearing on that presumably completed work!

So antisipating further Satan's strategy against Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children's rightly discerning His purpose in asking Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) to lay down His life, He said, through Yeshua, as "the clincher", to His disciples: "As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you!" (John 20:21)

To be sent as Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) sent Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) is to be sent keeping Yahuah's torah or law! Because Yeshua was "without sin" (Hebrews 4:15); and "sin is the transgression of the law"! (1st John 3:4) And one does not "keep" or "observe" that which has been "finished" or completed to where it has nothing left to do!

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you!" (John 13:15) He wrote, through His apostle: "Christ suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps!" (1st Peter 2:21)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) kept His father's torah or law and taught the children of Israel that they should do the same, saying: "2 The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: 3 All, therefore, whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do!" (Matthew 23:2 and 3) and "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint, anise and cummin and have omitted the weightier matters of the law - judgment, mercy and faith! These ought ye to have done and not to leave the other undone!" (Verse 23)

Satan used the bible writer Paul to establish the idea that the law was "finished" by Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) death on the cross, having him write:

1 Ye could not be justified by the law of Moses! (Acts 13:39)

2 The righteousness of God without the law is manifested. (Romans 3:21)

3 A man is justified, by faith, without the deeds of the law. (Romans 3:28)

4 Ye are not under the law. (Romans 6:14)

5 Ye ... are become dead to the law. (Romans 7:4)

6 We are delivered from the law. (Romans 7:6)

7 2 If ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing! 3 For I testify, again, to every man who is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. 4 Christ is become of no effect unto you; whosoever of you are justified by the law, ye are fallen from grace! (Galatians 5:2 to 4)

8 Ye are not under the law. (Galatians 5:18)

9 6 [As] touching the righteousness that is in the law, [I am] blameless! 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ! (including “the righteousness that is in the law”) 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss (including “the righteousness that is in the law”) for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for Whom I have suffered the loss of all things (including “the righteousness that is in the law”) and do count them but dung!” (Philippians 3:6 to 8)

10 13 You, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 blotting 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! (Colossians 2:13 and 14)

But Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, of Moses: "46 He wrote of Me! 47 But, if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My words?" (John 5:46 and 47)

If to believe Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) words one must also believe His words through Moses, we would have to expect that nothing He came to teach would be contrary to one's keeping or observing to do His commandments through Moses! And we find that He did exactly what He said through His prophet that He would do: "Yahuah is well pleased for His righteousness’ sake; He will magnify the law and make it honorable!" (Isaiah 42:21)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) made clear, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), that without "righteousness ... ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of Heaven"! (Matthew 5:20) And He said, through Yeshua, through Moses: "It shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before Yahuah, our God!" (Deuteronomy 6:25)

But Paul wrote, of "the righteousness that is in the law", that he counted it "but dung" (Philippians 3:6 to 8), putting in its place a "righteousness of God without the law" (Romans 3:21)", declaring "the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" (Romans 3:24) and insisting that his people have "faith in His blood to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins"! (Romans 3:25)

Notice, please, that, in Paul's teaching about Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), "His righteousness" is the focus, not the righteousness of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children, as Yeshua says in His torah, and that "faith in His blood" declares "His righteousness for the remission of sins"!

So Paul taught that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) shed blood is what forgives, when Yeshua prayed, from the cross: "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do!" (Luke 23:34), having taught previously that His disciples pray: "9 Our Father Who art in Heaven ... forgive us our debts"! (Matthew 6:9 and 12); and that forgiveness had nothing to do with any shed blood!

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said of the wine He offered to His disciples: "This is My blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins!" (Matthew 26:28) Indeed, it would be shed for "the remission of sins"; but it would not be doing the forgiving, which is only done by His Father, on the request of those who pray for it.

So what did Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) blood being shed have to do with forgiveness?

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His author: "How much more shall the blood of Christ ... purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" (Hebrews 9:14) Even the sacrifice of lambs and the shedding of their blood was to "make him who did the service perfect as pertaining to the conscience"! (Verse 9)

The last verse I quoted said that the sacrifices of the lambs "could not make him who did the service perfect as pertaining to the conscience" (Hebrews 9:9); but that appears to have been the object of the "atonement" that required the sacrifices; and the other verse confirms that the shedding of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) blood "fulfilled" that object, which helps us to understand what He meant when He said: "Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfill!" (Matthew 5:17)

In other words, what the sacrificing of animals could not achieve, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) sacrificing of Himself would! It would cause all mankind to realize that their sinning has hurt God, the almighty One Who created them, which then makes understandable Yeshuah's saying: "I am ... come to call ... sinners to repentance"! (Matthew 9:13)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) allowing wicked men to shed His blood was that "call" for "sinners to repentance"! "Sin is the transgression of the law!" So the call of Christ's blood upon their "conscience" (Hebrews 9:9 and 14) was and is to this day to repent of their transgressing the law, which repentance is the only reason why one prays "Our Father Who art in Heaven ... forgive us our debts!" (Matthew 6:9 and 12)

So Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) allowing wicked men to shed His blood was never the reason why Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children have been forgiven apart from anything they do to make it possible; but it was the impact upon their conscience to purge it "from dead works to serve the living God" (Hebrews 9:14), so that in confessing "our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness"! (1st John 1:9) Upon His children's asking for forgiveness, He is more than ready give it, thereby providing the righteousness He requires for a child of His to "enter into the kingdom of Heaven"! (Matthew 5:20)

The testimony of Howard Storm, who was sent first to Hell and then to Heaven, assures us that we do not want to enter into Hell or what we might call Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "kingdom of unrightesousness", where people do not believe Him, love Him, serve Him or do anything to please Him but rather fight viciously among themselves in the darkness that prevails in that God-foresaken realm, which explains why Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said:

If thy right hand offend thee, cut it off and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish and not that thy whole body should be cast into Hell! (Matthew 5:29)

When I think of the events still in the future that John was shown, where "13 Death and Hell delivered up the dead who were in them ... 14 and Death and Hell were cast into the Lake of Fire" (Revelation 20:13 and 14), I shudder with failure to comprehend the torment involved in that casting!

We love and serve a great and wonderful God; but He is not Someone with Whom to play games! He loves His children beyond anything we can imagine! But, if they insist upon denying that love, He has hateful things in store for them that also are beyond anything we can imagine!

So we apologize to no one, that we plead and cry for Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children to wake up to who and what they are, realizing Who created them for glorious experiences but Who can provide terrible experiences for them, if that is what they choose!

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 fulfillment and the power within their spirit by which to achieve it.

Father, 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 life that awaits those who understand Yeshua's fulfilling of Your torah!

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.

Amen! Alleluia!

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