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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2017 May 6
Yahuah Hayah's Love
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20170506.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 wrote, through His faithful apostle: "God is love!" (1st John 4:8) And, if we, His beloved children, are indeed "created ... in His own image" (Genesis 1:27), one would think that love has something to do with us, as well! And - Sure enough! - when Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was asked "Which is the great commandment in the law?" (Matthew 22:36), He replied:
So, in that passage, I see Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) saying, essentially: "The great commandment in the law" is to fulfill our being made in the image of God, Who is love! Surely God intended that His children, whom He made "in His image", show the love that He is, both toward Him and toward each other, which is why Yeshua said that "all the law and the prophets" hang upon or fulfill that love!
To do what Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has asked us to do is, certainly, loving Him; and loving one another is, certainly, expressing our very nature! For, if He created us "in His own image" and if He "is love", we are are, certainly, "love" as well! And all the wickedness in the world is, simply, rebellion against what we have been created to be!
This is why Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) likened the hearts of his rebellious children to stone! He said, through His prophet: "They made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the Law and the words that Yahuah of hosts hath sent in His spirit by the former prophets!" (Zechariah 7:12) And through another: "I will take the stony heart, out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh!" Ezekiel 11:13)
Obviously, stones do not hear the responsibilities to which Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) holds His children, which "hang upon" loving Him and each other, while hearts of flesh are hearts that are a part of the beings made in God's image, Who is love! So "hearts of flesh" are loving hearts; and, along with the work of the stony hearted, we see the work of the true hearted - those whose hearts are still of the flesh that was created in the image of God! And the sight of those children loving Him and their neighbors is beautiful beyond describing!
At the same time, the world is, literally, starving, for lack of the love they were created to be! Brother Howard said, in his testimony of seeing Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) in Heaven, that he was told:
Love is the foundation of that ideal picture! If we love God and each other, He provides what He wants for us; but, if we behave as though our hearts are of stone, He treats us as though His heart is of stone; and we languish in our distress! He wrote, through His psalmist:
Our welfare is in our own hands! Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) begged, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses: "Choose life!" (Deuteronomy 30:19) "46 Ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law! 47 It is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life!" (Deuteronomy 32:46 and 47) Yeshua said: "If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments!" (Matthew 19:17)
Life in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is all the things that Brother Howard was told about, while life apart from Him is the absence of those things. He allows the wealthy wicked to have them for a while; but He assures us, through His psalmist:
Knowing the difficulty that His children would have in understanding His love, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) sent Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) into the world to show them His love; and from watching Yeshua we find that Yahuah's love is sacrificial! It sets aside one's own wishes to accommodate those of another, even to dying, if that is what the other wants!
So, in a certain sense, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) love is an insane love; no one in his right mind or, at least, in the world's mind would choose to live by it; and the only thing that makes sense of it is to know that Yahuah rewards those children of His who do indeed live by it, wholeheartedly and holding nothing back!
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) allowed His enemies to torture and kill Him; but Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), Yeshua's Father in Heaven, raised Him up, as a gloriously resurrected man, and showed Him to many of His disciples! And, while He was doing that, Yeshua told them: "As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you!" (John 20:21) He had told them earlier: "Whosoever doth not bear his cross and come after Me, cannot be My disciple!" (Luke 14:27) His apostle Peter wrote:
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) "committed Himself to Him Who judgeth righteously", when He prayed: "Not as I will but as Thou wilt." (Matthew 26:39)
There, again, is Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) kind of love, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) setting aside His preference ["Let this cup pass from Me" (Matthew 26:39)] in favor of His Father's preference that He go to the cross!
The question persists: "Why did Yeshua's Father want Him to go to the cross?" Why did Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) want His "only begotten Son" (John 3:16) to love His "enemies" (Matthew 5:44) enough to let them have their way with Him to torture and kill Him? He said: "I am ... come to call ... sinners to repentance!" (Matthew 9:13)
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His faithful apostle: "Sin is the transgression of the law!" (1st John 3:4) And "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?
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His author: "How much more shall the blood of Christ ... purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" (Hebrews 9:14) Those who witnessed the terrible injustice that was thrust upon the loving and innocent Son of God or who later heard about it, would never again strut about, proudly supposing that people are "good"! Their kind did this terrible senseless thing to Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), "Who went about, doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil!" (Acts 10:38)
That shameful realization would cause the hearers of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "gospel" to drop all pretense to being good and cry out to Him for the mercy expressed when Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) had taught them to pray: "Forgive us our debts!" (Matthew 6:12)
Then and only then could Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) indeed forgive the repentant, who, being regarded as having "righteousness" (Matthew 5:20) could then "enter into the kingdom of Heaven"! (Verse 20)
I am not talking about dying and going there; Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "The kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:21) and "Rejoice, because your names are written in Heaven!" (Luke 10:20) I lived in Mexido, once, when I was a young man; but I still was a citizen of the United States, the land in which I was born! And, when I got sick, I could not get home fast enough.
Although our bodies were born by our mothers on Earth, the spirit that is our real self was born in Heaven! And that is the land of our spiritual birth, unless we choose to deny it, in which case Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is helpless to give us our birthright, which is a glorious eternal life in His presence!
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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