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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2017 April 1
Yahuah Hayah's Repentance
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20170401.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 said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "I am ... come to call ... sinners to repentance! " (Matthew 9:13)
In that profound statement, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) declared, in one more place and in one more way, the purpose of His Father's having sent Him. "Sinners" are called that because they sin! And Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) defined sin, through His faithful apostle John, who wrote: "Sin is the transgression of the law! "
"Repent" (Matthew 4:17) means to "think differently"! (Strong: Greek: 3340); so Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) came to call sinners to think differently about transgressing the law! But how did He do that?
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) also said: "To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth!" (John 18:37) He said that to Pilate, the Roman governor who was about to order Him flogged and crucified, simply to please the crowd yelling, "Crucify Him!" (Mark 15:13 and 14) For he told them: "I find no fault in this man." (Luke 23:4)
So the senseless torture and killing of the gentle, loving and innocent Son of God would be the supreme way in which Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) would "bear witness unto the truth"; for the truth was that His own children had the capability within them to torture and kill the Son of God, Who created them, without cause, for He was "without sin"! (Hebrews 4:15) Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His author:
Our "conscience" is our "moral consciousness" (Strong: Greek: 4893) or sense of right and wrong! And Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave His children that "consciousness", through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses, in His Torah or Law! And He guides us with His "voice" (Deuteronomy 28:1) in our spirits, by which He encourages us "to observe and to do all His commandments"! (Verse 1)
"The blood of Christ" purged "your conscience"! And, if the conciences of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children were so corrupted that He sent Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) to "purge" them, the condition of His children's consciences must have been a critical issue with Him; and that truth corrolates well with the basis on which "all these blessings shall come on thee and overtake thee" (Deuteronomy 28:2), which included "eternal life"! (Matthew 19:16)
That "basis" or requirement was for Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children to "hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1), which is to "guard" (Strong: Hebrew: 8104) or put a value on them; and, if one's conscience has been so seriously corrupted that he no longer values the commandments of Yahuah's Torah or Law, to where he no longer "repents" or "thinks differently" about observing them, he has lost the blessings and eternal life that are Yahuah's rewards for those who do observe His commandments.
The alternative to "life eternal" (Matthew 25:46), Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, is "everlasting punishment"! (Verse 46) And the thought of His children's being everlastingly punished was so horrible to Yahuah, that He sent Yeshua to let their children do the worst they could to Him, to show them what they were capable of doing with consciences that had been so badly corrupted, in the hope that their being shown how wicked they had become would cause them to repent or think differently about Him and about the commandments He had given them through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses!
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, of Moses: "he wrote of Me"! (John 5:46) "If ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My words?" (Verse 47) And "God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life!" (John 3:16)
That "only begotten Son", Whom one must believe to "have everlasting life" said: "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)
In all these sayings, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was doing exactly what He said through His prophet that Yahuah would do: "Yahuah is well pleased for His righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law and make it honorable!" And He 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)
So, having seen how the Father had suffered each time His children had sinned against Him and His children, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) allowed their children to make Him suffer, as well, visibly, in their sight, so they could see what their sin had been doing to the Father, so that their consciences would be purged from false ideas about what is right and wrong and that they be called "to repentance" or to thinking differently about observing or putting a value on the commandments of His Torah or Law!
With Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) having made that amazing sacrifice of Himself, that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children might be saved by their repenting, Paul came along and taught that Yeshua gave Himself as a "propitiation" (Romans 3:25) or "an atoning victim" (Strong: Greek: 2435) "through faith in His blood ... for the remission of sins"! In other words, it would be the blood He shed that would forgive or provide "remission of sins".
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said something similar about His blood, which He said would be "shed for many for the remission of sins" (Matthew 26:28) And we have seen, in our study thusfar, that this "remission of sins" would come as a result of His coming to "call ... sinners to repentance" (Matthew 9:13) by the purging of their "conscience from dead works to serve the living God"! (Hebrews 9:14)
But Paul gave a completely different meaning to Christ's death in his teaching, having written: 21 "you, who were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled" 22 "in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in His sight!" (Colossians 1:21 and 22) According to Paul the reconciling of sinners would be accomplished "in the body of His flesh through death", "through faith in His blood", with no reference whatsoever to a response on the part of the sinners, except to believe that the blood He shed "through death" would make them "holy, unblameable and unreproveable in His sight"!
So, with the "repentance" of the sinners left out of Paul's teaching, no one would believe that they should "think differently" about observing or putting a value on the commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Torah or Law through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses; so no one would be caused by Yeshua's terrible torture and crucifixion to do any differently than they had been doing, believing that in His death they had been made "holy, unblameable and unreproveable" no matter what they had done or what they would do in the future!
In other words, Paul's teaching of a "righteousness without the law" (Romans 3:21) presumably reconciles and presumably saves the sinner without any intent by the sinner to do differently, thus shortcircuiting the whole reason why Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) did send His Son to die at the hands of their wicked children! And lest there be any misunderstanding of this matter, consider what else Paul taught about Yahuah's Torah or Law:
Whereas the reason for Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) sending Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) to die at the hands of their wicked children was to get them to stop being wicked, Paul's Christ died to make them "holy" and acceptable regardless of their wickedness, which had the effect and has the effect to this day of making Yeshua's death be for nothing in relation to Yahuah's true purpose for putting His beloved Son through such agony, which was to "magnify the Law and make it honorable"! (Isaiah 42:21)
So the "repentance" of "sinners" for which Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) called by His death is an extremely critical factor in why Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) sent Him to die, without which one misses the entire meaning of His death, under which error the entire Christian world has been missing Yahuah, His blessings and His salvation for all the centuries that have gone by since Yeshua made the amazing sacrifice of Himself that He did! And they have yet to figure out the number of the truck that keeps hitting them time and time again because of their indifference to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Torah or Law!
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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