Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2017 April 22

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2017 April 22

Yahuah Hayah's Creation

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20170422.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 (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave me for this Sabbath, He asked Job: "Where wast Thou, when I laid the foundations of the Earth?" (Job 38:4)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) had given Satan permission to afflict Job, saying to him: "All that he hath is in thy power! Only upon himself put not forth thine hand!" (Job 1:12) As a result, Job lost all his valuable livestock (Verses 14 to 17) and even his sons and daughters! (Verses 18 and 19) And the narrator of his story wrote: "In all this Job sinned not nor charged God foolishly!"

So all of that sudden and severe loss did not cause Job to fail in his righteous conduct, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) having called him "a perfect and an upright man" (Job 1:8) But apparently that test did not reveal a problem that Yahuah knew Job had deep down in his spirit! So Yahuah said, to Satan, of Job: "He is in thine hand; but save his life!" (Job 2:6)

So this time Satan afflicted Job's body! And in that suffering Job did begin to question Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) judgment! For throughout several chapters of his story Job expressed several bitter complaints!

Apparently that was the problem in Job that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wanted Job to deal with; and with that misconduct on record, "1 Yahuah answered Job, out of the whirlwind, and said, 2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?" (Job 38:1, 2)

To fill in Job's missing "knowledge", Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) then laid out, for Job, an astounding view of His creation, much in the manner of a "guided tour"!

4 Where wast thou, when I laid the foundations of the Earth? 5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? Or who hath stretched the line upon it? (Job 38:4 and 5)

Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner stone thereof, when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? (Job 38:6 and 7)

8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? 9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it, 10 and brake up, for it, my decreed place and set bars and doors 11 and said, Hitherto shalt thou come but no further! And here shall thy proud waves be stayed? (Job 38:8 to 11)

Hast thou commanded the morning, since thy days, and caused the dayspring to know his place, that it might take hold of the ends of the Earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? (Job 38:12 and 13)

Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? Or hast thou walked in search of the depth? (Job 38:16)

Have the gates of death been opened, unto thee? Or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death? (Job 38:17)

Hast thou perceived the breadth of the Earth? Declare, if thou knowest it all. (Job 38:18)

19 Where is the way where light dwelleth? And, as for darkness, where is the place thereof, 20 that thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof? 21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born or because the number of thy days is great? (Job 38:19 to 21)

22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? Or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, 23 which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war? (Job 38:22 and 23)

By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the Earth? (Job 38:24)

25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters or a way for the lightning of thunder, 26 to cause it to rain on the Earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man, 27 to satisfy the desolate and waste ground and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth? 28 Hath the rain a father? Who hath begotten the drops of dew? (Job 38:25 to 28)

Out of whose womb came the ice and the hoary frost of Heaven? Who hath gendered it? The waters are hid, as with a stone! And the face of the deep is frozen! (Job 38:29 and 30)

31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades or loose the bands of Orion? 32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth, in his season? Or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? 33 Knowest thou the ordinances of Heaven? Canst thou set the dominion thereof in the Earth? (Job 38:31 to 33)

34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee? 35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto thee, Here we are? (Job 38:34 and 35)

36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who hath given understanding to the heart? (Job 38:36)

37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? Or who can stay the bottles of Heaven, 38 when the dust groweth into hardness and the clods cleave fast together? (Job 38:37 and 38)

39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion or fill the appetite of the young lions, 40 when they couch, in their dens, and abide, in the covert, to lie in wait? (Job 38:39 and 40)

Who provideth for the raven his food? When his young ones cry unto God, they wander, for lack of meat! (Job 38:41)

1 Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? Or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? 2 Canst thou number the months that they fulfill? Or knowest thou the time when they bring forth? (Job 39:1 and 2)

5 Who hath sent out the wild ass free? Or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass, 6 whose house I have made the wilderness and the barren land his dwellings? 7 He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver! 8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing! (Job 39:5 to 8)

9 Will the unicorn (the rhinoceros) be willing to serve thee or abide by thy crib? 10 Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? Or will he harrow the valleys after thee? 11 Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? Or wilt thou leave thy labor to him? 12 Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed and gather it into thy barn? (Job 39:9 to 12)

13 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks or wings and feathers unto the ostrich? 14 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth and warmeth them in dust? (Job 39:13 and 14)

19 Hast thou given the horse strength? Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? 20 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? The glory of his nostrils is terrible! (Job 39:19 and 20)

26 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom and stretch her wings toward the south? 27 Doth the eagle mount up, at thy command, and make her nest on high? (Job 39:26 and 27)

1 Yahuah answered Job and said, 2 Shall he who contendeth with the Almighty instruct Him? He who reproveth God, let him answer it. (Job 40:1 and 2)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) discourse to Job on the intricacies and wonder of His creation and of Himself was sufficient to humble Job. "3 Then Job answered Yahuah and said, 4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth 5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice! But I will proceed no further!" (Job 40:3 to 5)

6 Then answered Yahuah, unto Job, out of the whirlwind, and said, 7 Gird up thy loins now, like a man! I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto Me. 8 Wilt thou also disannul My judgment? Wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest be righteous? 9 Hast thou an arm like God? Or canst thou thunder with a voice like Him? 10 Deck thyself now, with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty! 11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one who is proud and abase him. 12 Look on every one who is proud and bring him low! And tread down the wicked, in their place! 13 Hide them in the dust together! And bind their faces in secret! 14 Then will I also confess, unto thee, that thine own right hand can save thee. (Job 40:6 to 14)

Job's response to this challenge was appropriate! He said: "2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. 3 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore have I uttered that I understood not - things too wonderful for me, which I knew not." (Job 42:2 and 3)

Wherefore I abhor myself and repent, in dust and ashes! (Job 42:6)

Being told of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) self and creation, as only He can tell it, Job had no pride or self-justification left in him; he was ready to know and to acknowledge that Yahuah is our Creator and that as such He is beyond questioning! He knows exactly what He is doing! And He does things that not one of His created children can begin to do.

Once that issue is settled in the mind of any one of us, he is ready to begin a walk with Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) that is beyond describing for its glory, joy and accommodation! Yahuah passionately loves His creation; and we are part of it. So He passionately loves us! But we must come to the realization of Who and What He is, before He can fulfill His love for us.

The key to one's use of the "dominion" that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has given us "over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth" (Genesis 1:28) is to "believe that those things that he saith shall come to pass"! (Mark 11:23) And, when one is speaking to a "mountain", that it "be ... removed and be ... cast into the sea" (Verse 23), the prayor must know of Yahuah's sovereign power and willingness to carry out what His child has said believing that it will be done, indeed that it has already been done in Yahuah's mighty Spirit! (Verse 24) And the first step to believing any such thing is to have fully appreciated the wonder of Yahuah's creation!

When Job had finally come to that realization and had repented of having judged his Creator, "Yahuah turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also Yahuah gave Job twice as much as he had before!"

The reference to Job's having "prayed for his friends" is best understood in the light of the "realization" I am talking about; because, when we realize Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) passionate love for His children and that He has made us in the image of that passionate Lover, the passionate love of Him within us begins to manifest! And praying for them becomes as natural to the enlightened child of His as is our breathing! And then all the extraordinary benefits of having prayed for others begin to return to us, as He said about giving our tithes:

Prove me now herewith, saith Yahuah of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of Heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. (Malachi 3:10)

A dear friend of mine told me that because a woman had betrayed him, he no longer believed in God! And I was astounded by this way of measuring Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) worthiness to be believed! With Yahuah's solution to Job's problem in mind, I asked my friend, What are we then to do with God's creation? Did it simply "happen" without rhyme or reason? And my friends answer was, simply: "Yes!"

Having wrestled with the matter of believing God for years, my friend was all too familiar with the argument for believing God that was based on Job's story! So, to maintain his presumed right to dismiss God as unbelievable, he also dismissed Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) creation as any reason why He should be believed, which in my view was an astounding abandonment of all logic and common sense!

But thus is the nature of rebellion against Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)! It does, indeed, require one's dismissal of Yahuah's creation as anything to be seen as unusual or beyond our ability to create! But, since it obviously is beyond our ability to create a single part of it, which demands a Creator to fill in the missing Person in all this amazing phenomenon, the unbeliever is forced to relegate creation to being something that in and of itself simply popped up out of nowhere, which flies in the face of all human experience, in which a cause consistently lies behind any observable effect!

So disbelieving God requires disbelieving the cause-and-effect relationship that is seen throughout His creation and entering into a presumed existence where everything is haphazard and nothing is for certain, which is why people not believing in their Creator are, typically, the most depressed and depressing people in existence! Yet such people are the first to insist that their position is the logical one, that believing in a God Who cannot be seen or proved is "illogical" and that the only ones who can be believed are the people who run laboratories and produce experiments that can be duplicated by anyone else!

In turn, that position cuts out of one's scope of considerations the untold numbers of people who hear Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) voice in their spirits and find that following His moment-by-moment guidance brings perfection and marvelous fulfillment to their lives! For His voice always encourages His child "to observe to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1), in which case "all these blessings shall come, on thee, and overtake thee". (Verse 2)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) through Moses: "46 Set your hearts unto all the words that I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law! 47 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life!" (Deuteronomy 32:46 and 47) And, when Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) came into the world, He said: "If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments!" (Matthew 19:17)

But, if one has argued himself into believing that "there is no God" (Psalm 14:1), then no commandments exist to have to keep or put a value on and presumably one is "free" to pursue his happiness as he sees fit! But that is a path on which one encounters endless heartache and, ultimately, complete destruction! For it is contrary to the way in which Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has created all things, which is why He wrote, through His psalmist: "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God." And I would add: "for he must also argue that God's creation came out of nothing, which is ridiculous beyond belief!

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 and understanding of Your creation, by which they can use their amazing dominion to Your glory and their profound benefit!

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; so I "believe" I "receive" (Mark 11:24), even now, a family of brothers and sisters who are rejoicing over the wonderful blessings and eternal life in Your awesome presence that realizing Who and What You are brings - realizing that You are our great, mighty, glorious and passionately loving Creator and King!

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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