Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel will be thinking on this Sabbath?
Welcome to the page on which Pastor Floyd talks about
Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2017 January 14
Yahuah Hayah's Seeking
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20170114.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: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." (Matthew 7:7)
Think about this: We are created "in the image of God "! (Genesis 1:27) Right? So if He expects us to seek, is He not also seeking?
But what could Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) possibly be seeking? Does He not contain, within Himself, all that could possibly be obtained from seeking?
In seeking Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) answer to that interesting question, He helped me to realize that, for Him to seek anything, He must deliberately create a void that needs the fulfillment for which He then would be seeking!
Could Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) not have created you and me to be perfect? But He did not, right? You and I are far from perfect; we are painfully aware of that truth; yet He commanded, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Be ye ... perfect, even as your Father Who is in Heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:48) He did not command that which is already in place! It has yet to be put into place.
So what our "Father Who is in Heaven" is seeking is our development into the perfection of Himself that He desires for us! If He were to have created us in that perfection to begin with, nothing would have been left for us to seek or to do in that seeking. Instead, He created us only in "the image" (Genesis 1:27) of that perfection; and what He left undone was for the sake of giving us something to do to fill the eternity that creates the time that it takes in which seek, do and fulfill anything!
They say that no time exists in Heaven. That is because there is no limit to the time that exists there; so the impression is gained that it is timeless!
But I do believe that for Heaven to be timeless would be for it to be without any opportunity for us, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) beloved children, to move from imperfection into the perfection that He seeks for us and that He has commanded us to seek; and all reports that I have read by those who have been to Heaven and then been returned to Earth to tell us about it concurs with that observation!
Heaven is where we really get down to business seeking the fulfillment that Yahuah has in mind for each of us, our experience on Earth or in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) physical realm being merely a test for determining who wants to seek His perfection and who does not! For we find, from the reports of people returned to us, that Hell is a place of utter hopelessness, the privilege of seeking Yahuah's perfection having been rejected by those He has sent there.
So, when you encounter Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) words through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Seek, and ye shall find!", pay attention! For that invitation is the key to what life in Yahuah is about! It is a life ever involved in seeking and finding new levels of thrilling participation in the creativity of which He is the embodiment! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "I am the way, the truth and the life! No man cometh unto the Father but by Me!" (John 14:6)
That being true, our walking in "the Way, the Truth and the Life" of which Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) is the embodiment is the process by which our seeking is fulfilled and the perfection of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is found, a little at a time, over the endless time of which eternity is comprised!
With this truth of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Holy Bible in mind, we can then appreciate some of the statements that Brother Howard Storm made in his marvelous testimony of having been both to Heaven and to Hell, Heaven's being where Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) and seven angels shared wonderful things for him to take back to us, his beloved neighbors!
Brother Howard wrote, of his heavenly visitors' words to him: "You will find what you look for in people and in the world. If you are loving, you will find love. If you seek beauty, you will see beauty. If you pursue goodness, you will receive goodness. What you are inside will attract the same from outside. When you love, love comes to you. When you hate, hate finds you." (Page 77: My Descent into Death - A Second Chance at Life; Paragraph 261: 32210220 What I Learned from Howard Storm)
If this indeed is part of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) truth, one must be, already, that which he seeks, for more of it to be found for him, which reveals the importance of Yahuah's having created us "in the image of God"! So that "image" is not a fulfillment; rather, it is a potential waiting to be fulfilled according to the image!
So for those among us who amazingly reject Him, they necessarily have had to deny the Perfection in Whose image He created them; and, having so denied, they therefore would not be seeking that perfection and tragically would be denied the fulfillment of it that Yahuah has had in mind for them.
This is the foolishness into which most of us gets trapped as we grow up! I know, for I have "been there, done that", having been given a lie by Satan that dominated my thinking for thirty years, until Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) could answer the prayers of those who had been faithfully praying for me throughout those thirty years and who lived to see me share with them my conversion to accepting His truth and presence in my life!
Needless to say, I will be eternally grateful to those dear people who so faithfully kept alive before Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) their desire that I be saved, which is why I now pray for every man, woman and child throughout His creation that they be saved as well! Anything short of that marvelous fulfillment would be a tragedy beyond words, in my view; and I cannot imagine not being a part of the process to which He has called us, not only to love one another but also to save one another by the use of the amazing "dominion ... over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth" (Genesis 1:28) that He has given us.
The fulfillment that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has had in mind for us is breath-takingly exciting! And Brother Howard has shared glimpses of it, for our edification! He wrote:
Somehow Brother Howard knew that both saints and angels were there among the seven glorious beings that "Jesus" or Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) had called to join them. By the splendor of them, they could not be told apart, which explains the confusion suffered twice by Yeshua's faithful apostle John, of which he wrote:
I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said, unto me, See thou do it not! I am thy fellowservant and of thy brethren, who have the testimony of Jesus! Worship God! (Revelation 19:10) and
This being true of the "saints and angels", Brother Howard then was given, by them and by "Jesus", Who had called them, this awesome explanation of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) creation:
Brother Howard then asked: "Who manages all this?" (Page 70; Paragraph: 221) And the answer they gave him, was amazing!
In His Holy Bible, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "In the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are as the angels of God in Heaven!" So here, again, is another witness that the line between Yahuah's "saints and angels" is indestinct, at best, keeping in mind, however, that we humans do have a special calling; He wrote, through His author:
5 Unto the angels hath He not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. 6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? or the Son of man, that Thou visitest Him? 7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; Thou crownedst him with glory and honor and didst set him over the works of Thy hands! (Hebrews 2:5 to 7)
Although this interesting passage does speak of "the Son of man", Whom we know as "Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)", it also speaks, at the same time, of "man", in whose human form Yeshua was made to live for the purpose to which Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) called Him. So the glowing purpose described for "the Son of man" applies, as well, to "man", who was made "a little lower than the angels" and who also was set "over the works of Thy hands"!
Did not Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) say, to Adam and Eve: "Have dominion ... over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth"? (Genesis 1:28)
So in being the One through Whom Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) created "all things" (John 1:3), Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) is, now, as our Brother, simply, our Leader! For His crowning achievement was to be made a brother to us to fulfill all that Yahuah intended for us, which in view of the above revelation is a mind-blowing consideration!
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) faithful apostle John wrote of Him as our "King of kings and Lord of lords"! (Revelation 19:16) And kings rule over subjects! But He said, to His disciples: "Ye who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of His glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel!" (Matthew 19:28)
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) also wrote, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through His faithful apostle John:
My wife receives, in the mail, several tabloids! And, when any of them arrives with another story about the royal family in England, I sit down and read it.
We are naturally attracted to royalty! Why? I believe it is because Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) created us to be royalty; and those who reject Him will be ruled over by those who have accepted Him along with the royal purpose He has had in mind for us, which we must seek to see it become a reality for us!
So, please, I implore you, never reject the visions of grandeur that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gives to us; He is simply giving us a glimpse of our destiny in Him, if we indeed seek it.
But watch out! There is a nasty flaw in seeking our royal destiny wrongly! Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased! And he who shall humble himself shall be exalted!" (Matthew 23:12)
So in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), our seeking the royalty that He has for us is exactly the opposite of what the world supposes in relation to seeking greatness! The humbling of ourselves that causes Him to exalt us is our submission to His will in loving one another and - Yes! - saving one another. To do that we must set aside our own immediate preferences and be concerned with what our neighbor wants, helping him to obtain it, in which case Yahuah then helps us obtain our wants, including our one day sitting with Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) on His throne! Glory!
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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