Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel was thinking on this Sabbath?
Welcome to the page on which Pastor Floyd talks about
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"!
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)
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)
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:
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!
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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