Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2017 March 15

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Thoughts for the High Sabbath of
2017 March 15
 
Yahuah Hayah's Feast of Unleavened Bread

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20170315.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 (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), the Creator and Lord God over all the universe, 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 High Sabbath, He has commanded His children to observe His Feast of Unleavened Bread on this day!

All of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Sabbath days begin at sundown the night before! On the evening of March 14 the members of Faith Harvest Israel celebrate His Feast of the Passover, which at the same time begins a seven-day period during which the children of Israel are not to use yeast in their making of bread! He said, through Moses:

15Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread! Even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses! For whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel! 16In the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat! That only may be done of you. 17Ye shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt! Therefore shall ye observe this day, in your generations, by an ordinance for ever! 18In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even! 19Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses! For whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger or born in the land! 20Ye shall eat nothing leavened! In all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread! (Exodus 12:15 to 20)

I believe that from the repetitions contained in this series of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) commandments one can surmise that He meant what He said and that His repetitions were meant to emphasis that fact and put His people on notice that His Feast of Unleavened Bread was to be taken seriously! And, of course, that gives rise to the question of why He wanted leaven excluded from the houses and diet of His people during this particular week of the year!

Contained in the commandment is Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) own interpretation of its significance prior to what He would be doing under His "New Covenant with the house of Israel"! (Jeremiah 31:31) He said, through Moses: "Ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt!" (Exodus 12:17)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Feast of the Passover, which begins His Feast of Unleavened Bread, was to be eaten "with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet and your staff in your hand! And ye shall eat it in haste!" (Exodus 12:11) The point of that haste is seen in what He said next:

For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast! And against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment! (Exodus 12:12)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) anticipated that His slaying of "all the firstborn in the land" would break the resolve of the Pharaoh not to let the children of Israel go, which resolve had persisted through nine previous plagues that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) had brought through Moses upon the Egyptians for the Pharaoh's not letting them go! And, with his finally repenting, the cry would go out for all the children of Israel to leave Egypt immediately, allowing them no time to make bread with yeast in it, which takes time to rise before being baked!

So, in making this observance "an ordinance for ever" (Exodus 12:17), Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) definitely had in mind reminding His children at least once a year of the day He brought them out of the bondage they suffered as slaves in Egypt for over two hundred years!

But all mankind suffer another kind of bondage at one time or another, which is that of sin! Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin." (John 8:34)

"Sin is the transgression of the law!" (1st John 3:4) It is failing to "hearken unto the voice of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), thy God, to observe to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:15), in which case "all these curses shall come upon thee and overtake thee". (Deuteronomy 28:15)

If slavery imposes an hardship on its victims, much more does cursing by Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), the Creator of the universe and King over it! So to be delivered from one's bondage to sin is a cause for more rejoicing than did the children of Israel experience, when He rolled the waves of the Red Sea over the Pharaoh and his army, thus ending his legal claim over them.

When Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was ministering in person among His children, He said: "I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance!" (Matthew 9:13) He wanted the "sinners" among His children to be free of their bondage to sin! He said:

31If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed! 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free! (John 8:31 and 32)

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) So Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) reference to one's knowing the truth and the truth's making him free is equal to saying that, if you continue in His word you will know Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Torah or Law and that such knowledge, if you live by it, will make you free from the bondage of sin or the cursing that comes of sinning! He said, through Moses:

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

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) commanding Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) to lay down His life by letting wicked men torture and kill Him showed the ultimate truth! Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) prayed: "For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth!" (John 17:19) That truth was that sin does terrible things to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) as well as to the victim of sin; yet He is willing to forgive those who do sin.

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "He who hath seen Me hath seen the Father!" (John 14:9) He wrote, through His author, of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), as "being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person"! (Hebrews 1:3)

So those who saw Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) hanging on the Roman cross of execution also saw Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) the Father hanging there as well! And they also saw Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) pray: "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do!" (Luke 23:34) So, even while suffering the worst that an enemy can do to anyone, He was lovingly and mercifully praying for Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) to forgive that enemy, knowing that such abominable conduct comes of not understanding what a person is doing!

This purity of heart even toward one's enemies is the purity from sin that unleavened bread represents, in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Feast of Unleavened Bread! Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) warned, His disciples: "Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees!" (Matthew 16:6) "Then understood they how that He bade them ... beware of the leaven ... of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees." (Verse 12) Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) warned them, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

There shall arise false Christs and false prophets and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect!"! (Matthew 24:24)

I pray that this information I have given you is true in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM'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 knowledg and understanding of Your Feast of Unleavened Bread!

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 they enjoy as people who are free of the leaven of false doctrine and therefore free from the cursing of sin into which false doctine leads one.

I pray that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) 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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