Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel will be thinking on this Sabbath?
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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2017 January 7
Yahuah Hayah's Perfection
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20170107.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, the 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 I call "getting prayed up"!
As for the thoughts that Yahuah Hayah gave me for this Sabbath, Yeshua ha Mawshiyach commanded: "Be ye ... perfect, even as your Father Who is in Heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:48) Since the New Year we celebrate on the 1st of each January focuses on "new beginnings", being "perfect, even as your Father Who is in Heaven is perfect" appears to be an appropriate thing to consider as we enter the new year.
Immediately, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) assuring words through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) come to my mind: "With men this is impossible! But with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:24)
Why or how is being "perfect, even as your Father Who is in Heaven is perfect" possible?
Believe it or not, one's being "perfect, even as your Father Who is in Heaven is perfect" is possible by the exercise of one's "dominion ... over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth"! (Genesis 1:28) Yahuah Hayah said, through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach:
Having "faith in God" (Mark 11:22), if I say to myself, "Self, be perfect, even as your Father Who is in Heaven is perfect, and if I do not doubt in my heart but believe that what I have commanded myself shall come to pass, Yahuah Hayah's promise through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach is that I will have whatsoever I have commanded!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), Who is not only my "Father Who is in Heaven" but the Creator of all and King over it, ought to know! It is He Who will fulfill my commandment! He even moves a "mountain" (Verse 23), to accommodate my wish, if I have by faith taken the authority that He has given me and spoken to it, not doubting but believing!
In fact, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." (Mark 11:24)
I cannot believe that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) would ask that His children believe that which does not exist! So, to "believe that ye receive" that which you have spoken requires that it be there, "when ye pray"! In other words, "when ye pray" Yahuah puts, into ha Kodesh Ruach, His Holy Spirit, the answer to that prayer, which you can then "believe that ye receive", that believing and receiving being the basis upon which the answer becomes your possession!
Applying to one's prayer for Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) perfection this amazing accommodation for His children, one can "believe that ye receive" that perfection; and by the power of your dominion that perfection becomes your prized possession!
Being commanded to love my "neighbor" (Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 22:39) - to "love", "bless", "do good to" and "pray for" (Matthew 5:44) even my enemy - the next logical step is to say, to each child of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) throughout His creation, "Be perfect, even as your Father Who is in Heaven is perfect"; and, for good measure, I can throw in "Be blessed, righteous and in Yahuah's kingdom" as well!
Of course, there will always be the scoffer, who will say, "You've got to be kidding!" But - Oh! - the joy of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) that fills my heart in His amazing accommodation of me is beyond describing, His knowing I have been obedient to Him by giving Him my dominion with which to work His wonders among His children everywhere!
That is how I am always able to spot Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) obedient and faithful servant, among the multitudes who move around me: he or she is always full of His joy! Yeshua ha Mawshiyach said:
Believe it or not, loving one's enemy is not so inappropriate as one might think! For, when one speaks blessing to a person who has wandered from the obedience to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) by which to be blessed, He must bring upon that person the judgments by which He causes His children to know that they are in disobedience; and with the help of good counsel those afflictions and deprivations cause the disobedient to reconsider their ways!
The good counsel that helps one to see the connection between affliction and deprivation and his behavior is, also, part of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) response to the prayer of one speaking blessing in behalf of the enemy! And I have been interested to notice that false spiritual teaching always denies any connection between one's behavior and the circumstances of his or her life! In fact, it denies the existence and presence of God as a Person caring about the welfare of His children enough to tell them what works and what does not work throughout His creation!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is such a loving and caring God! And we, His children, whom He made "in His own image" (Genesis 1:27), got our nature as persons from His being the Person that He is!
The nature of persons that we got from Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is a good nature; and His commandment through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) that we be perfect even as He is perfect (Matthew 5:48) is not a new or unlikely goal that He has thrust upon us; rather, it is a plea that we return to the perfection in His likeness with which we began our life on Earth! He wrote, through His psalmist:
To help us return to the perfection in which Yahuah Hayah created each of us, He has required that we enter into a covenant with Him, in which we agree to do what He has asked of us; it requires that we "hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all His commandments"! (Deuteronomy 28:1)
Entering into a covenant with someone requires commitment! And no one is going to commit himself to doing one thing or another without being well motivated to do it, which is why Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) spelled out, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses, in such clear detail, the blessings and curses that attend either one's obedience or disobedience to the commandments of His Torah, law or covenant!
But, if one does not believe that what Moses wrote of Yahuah Hayah's words to him concerning His "everlasting covenant" (Psalm 105:10) "with the house of Israel" (Jeremiah 31:31), which is our primary way of knowing about Yahuah Hayah's covenant requirements, all that Moses wrote of Yahuah Hayah's blessings and cursings will be ignored; and the disbelieving person will be left to flounder in his inevitable curses without hope in sight!
For this reason Yeshua ha Mawshiyach called "faith" (Matthew 23:23) one of Yahuah Hayah's "weightier matters of the law (Verse 23)" and said, of Moses: "If ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My words?" (John 5:47) And of His own words, He said, "The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life!"! (John 6:63) And with those words, He said, "If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments" (Matthew 19:17) - even "eternal life"! (Verse 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!
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!
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