Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2017 February 11

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2017 February 11

Yahuah Hayah's Purpose

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20170211.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 All 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 throughout His creation! 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 told an evangelist who was praying for someone: "Bring this before Me based on My purpose for him not on his need!"

Understanding why Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) purpose for His children rather than their needs is critical to His response to our prayers requires understanding the difference between His purpose and the needs of His children; and in the evangelist's effort to understand that difference Yahuah Hayah gave him this word through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) made it clear, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), that His child must have His "righteousness" to "enter into the kingdom of Heaven"! (Matthew 5:20) And He offered that "righteousness" to His children, through Yeshua, through Moses, saying:

It shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before Yahuah, our God! (Deuteronomy 6:25)

"Observe" is a translation of a word that means "guard"! (Strong: Hebrew: 8104) We "guard" that on which we put a value! So one cannot "enter into the kingdom of Heaven" without the "righteousness" that comes of valuing "to do" as well as possible "all these commandments" of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) torah!

So "all these things" or the answers to all our needs are provided only for those who "seek ... first the kingdom of God and His righteousness"!

So, if Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) does not want to hear about His children's needs in their prayers to Him but rather is concerned with whether or not they are seeking to fulfill His "purpose" for them, their seeking His "kingdom" and "righteousness" being the key to "all these things" being "added unto" them, it seems that their entering His "kingdom" and "righteousness" is His purpose for them and is the key to their being fulfilled in all the ways He has planned for them!

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His psalmist: "Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect! And in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. (Psalm 136:16)"

That relates to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) written plan for our body! But His plan for our individual life is a far more important consideration! We read in the Book of Daniel:

9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of Days did sit, Whose garment was white as snow! The hair of His head was like the pure wool! His throne was like the fiery flame and his wheels as burning fire! 10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him: A thousand thousands ministered, unto Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The judgment was set, and the books were opened. (Daniel 7:9 and 10)

That vision experienced by Daniel relates to Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) functioning as Judge! And what is judged other than a record of what someone has done? And how can that be done without the record's having been written down and compared to the "law" that has been written; and few people understand that, not only did Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) have Moses write down His Torah or law, He also has a book written declaring His purpose or "law" for each individual child of His, to which He will refer, when "the books are opened".

In fact, when Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) came into the world as a brother to each of us, He, too, had a book that Yahuah Hayah had written about Him! So Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His author:

When He (Yeshua) cometh into the world, He saith: ... Lo, I come to do Thy will, O God; in the volume of the book it is written of Me. (Hebrews 10:5 and 7)

When a child of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) prays to Him in relation to His purpose for the child, the child gives, to his prayer, a wonderful strength! For to deny that prayer Yahuah would have to deny His own purpose for the child; and when would He ever do that?

For example, one could say, "Father, your purpose for me is to be a plumber! So make me, I pray, a good plumber. Or one could say, Father, you want me to be an electrician! So make me, I pray, a good electrician!

But before one can word his prayer in that way, he has to know what Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) does want him to do with his life on Earth. And, when Yahuah asked that His children "hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God" (Deuteronomy 28:1), He not only wanted His children "to observe and to do all His commandments" in His torah through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses, He also wanted and wants to this day His children to "to observe and to do all His commandments" in the book He has written for each child alone - the one in which He has made known His purpose for each child! And the way to know such commandments and special purpose for one is exactly the same as to know and "observe to do" or put a value on the commandments of His Torah!

So we must learn to value the "the voice of Yahuah, thy God"; that "voice" is in our spirit; and it is the one we think is our voice; but a careful ear for it teaches one, in time, that Yahuah uses it, at times, as well as giving us flashes of insight, in which the full scope of an idea comes to us in one second, which is the language of Heaven! Who has not seen himself in his spirit do something that would facilitate his work or his relationships with family or community? Dreams, too, are a way in which Yahuah teaches His children about important considerations.

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) told Aaron and Miriam: "If there be a prophet among you, I, Yahuah, will make Myself known, unto him, in a vision, and will speak, unto him, in a dream!" (Numbers 12:6) And He wrote, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through His faithful apostle John: "6 Unto Him Who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 7 and hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever!" (Revelation 1:6 and 7)

In discerning what Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) purpose or will is for each of us individually, one must be careful not to confuse that purpose or will with his being "happy"! Yahuah's will on Earth for Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was for Him to lay down His life for their children! And, when He was praying about His fulfillment of that purpose, "being in an agony, He prayed more earnestly: and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground"! (Luke 22:44)

Furthermore, when Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) reappeared to His disciples, He said: "As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you!" (John 20:21), having said earlier: "Whosoever doth not bear his cross and come after me cannot be My disciple!" (Luke 14:27)

So "happiness" or "blessing" is not the immediate issue, their being Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) rewards for obedience to the commandments of His Torah and to the purpose or law for each one of us that He has written in His book for each one of us! He wrote:

He who keepeth the law, happy is he. (Proverbs 29:18)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has given us, in His Holy Bible, examples of His children's praying according to His purpose for them: When He had told Abraham His intention to destroy Sodom (Genesis 18:20), Abraham responded by saying: "23 Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt Thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?" 25 That be far from Thee, to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked and that the righteous should be as the wicked. That be far from Thee: Shall not the Judge of all the Earth do right?" (Genesis 18:23 to 25)

It was certainly not Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) purpose that fifty righteous children of His be destroyed with the wicked. His psalmist wrote: "Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked!" (Psalm 91:8) And Abraham reminded Yahuah of that purpose!

Abraham persisted with Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), until he had the number for which Sodom would be spared down to ten! And we might consider that Yahuah's church are the "ten" that may well save the Earth from being destroyed, if someone in the church would be the "Abraham" who would remind Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) of His purpose for all His children. Did He not say, through His prophet:

I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none! (Ezekiel 22:30)

I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day! (Zecharaiah 3:9)"

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) told Moses: "9 I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people." 10 Now therefore let me alone, that My wrath may wax hot against them and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation." (Exodus 32:9 and 10)

But Moses knew Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) purpose for the children of Israel; and he reminded Yahuah of it, saying: "11 Yahuah, why doth Thy wrath wax hot against Thy people, whom Thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? 12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did He bring them out, to slay them, in the mountains, and to consume them, from the face of the Earth? Turn, from Thy fierce wrath, and repent, of this evil against Thy people! 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac and Israel, thy servants, to whom Thou swarest, by Thine own Self, and saidst, unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of Heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever!" (Exodus 32:11 to 13)

One of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) purposes is that His name be honored! He wrote, through His psalmist: "Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Thy name! Deliver us and purge away our sins, for Thy name’s sake." (Psalm 79:9) "He leadeth me in the path of righteousness for His name’s sake." (Psalm 23:3) So, if a child of His is praying about something that would honor or dishonor His name, that can be an effective basis on which to plead for Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) consideration!

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) faithful apostle John mistakenly fell down at the feet of someone he believed to be one of Yahuah's angels; and the "angel's" answer was instructive: "See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant and of thy brethren, who have the testimony of Jesus! Worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy!" (Revelation 19:10)

Angels do not have "the testimony of Jesus"! Only Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children have that; and, when they speak of it, they "prophecy" or affect the future for good for all His children! They help to fulfill Yahuah's purpose for all mankind! For He said, through His faithful apostle and through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

Greater is He Who is in you, than he that is in the world! (1st John 4:4)

In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses: One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses or at the mouth of three witnesses shall the matter be established! (Deuteronomy 19:15)

When we pray, requesting that a certain thing be done, we are "witnessing" to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) that a certain thing is true and for that reason He should respond favorably to the request! If we speak only of a need, we are alone in that request and fail to satisfy His requirement that "at the mouth of two witnesses or at the mouth of three witnesses shall the matter be established"! But, if we pray according to His purpose as He has declared it in His book, either the Holy Bible or in His book for each one of us, we are coming into agreement with Him; and He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

If two of you shall agree on Earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father Who is in Heaven! (Matthew 18:19)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do: for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise!" (John 5:19) He always functioned in accord with His Father's will or purpose! And for those who accept His "keys of the kingdom of Heaven", He said; "Whatsoever thou shalt bind on Earth shall be bound in Heaven! And whatsoever thou shalt loose on Earth shall be loosed in Heaven!" (Matthew 16:19)

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 desire to pray according to Your magnificent purpose for them.

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 walking and praying according to Your purpose for them 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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