Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2017 August 19

Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel was thinking on this Sabbath?

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2017 August 19

Our Divine Mother

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20171826.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 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 (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 Sabbath, He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): " "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou who killest the prophets and stonest them who are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!" (Matthew 23:37)

If Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is our "Our Father Who art in Heaven" (Matthew 6:9), Who among the Godhead is our Mother? I submit that He is Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)! For He likened Himself to a "hen" gathering "her chickens under her wings"!

I realize that this is a far stretch of the imagination and that many other things about Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) legislate against considering any such notion, such as His being "the Lamb of God" (John 1:29) and as such having "His wife", of whom John wrote:

7 The marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready! 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints (Revelation 19:7 and 8)

And, then, we are obliged to recognize that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) is our "KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS"! (Revelation 19:18) And a "king" is, certainly, not thought of as a mother!

But, then, life is not all simplicity; and God's being God, He certainly has the prerogative of playing many roles: Did He not say: "I have called you friends"? (John 15:15) And is He not also our "Savior", in that "the angel of the Lord" told Joseph: "He shall save His people from their sins"? (Matthew 1:21) And is He not also our "Redeemer", in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) having written through His author: "By His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us." (Hebrews 9:12)

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) is also our Creator, right? Did not John write of Him: "All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made."? (John 1:

Consider what Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said about Himself in that role, in relation to ha (the) Kodesh (Holy) Ruach (Spirit), Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "Spirit of Truth" (John 16:13): "14 He shall glorify Me! For He shall receive of Mine and shall show it, unto you. 15 All things that the Father hath are Mine! Therefore said I, that He shall take of Mine and shall show it unto you." (Verses 14 and 15)

Now consider what parents do, in bringing children into the world. When the father has impregnated the mother, are not "all things" that are his in the womb of the mother? And, when God's Holy Spirit has brought conception and developed a beautiful child in the mother, does He not "show it unto you"?

In the verses I quoted, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was describing His having made "all things"! And how did He do it? The things of His Father were the image of the Creation that He gave to Yeshua, Who as "the Word" (John 1:1) then spoke it into the existence that ha (the) Kodesh (Holy) Ruach (Spirit) gave to it, to "show it unto you".

Can you not see the parallel between the members of the Godhead and the function of parents in bearing children into the world? I submit, to you, that in this regard Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) functions as "the Father", Who gives the word or "the seed" to Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), Who then speaks it, which creative act then by the power of ha (the) Kodesh (Holy) Ruach (Spirit) gives it substance and form and shows its wonder and beauty for all to behold!

To me this is a marvelous concept! And, its having truth in it, I believe Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) then follows up with the children of that Creation, gathering them together "as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings" and teaches them, as any good mother would, the basics of what they need to know to thrive well in the life that has been given them. Did He not make reference to "these little ones who believe in Me"? (Matthew 18:6) And was that fond expression not couched in one of the most severe warnings I have heard Him give? He said:

Whoso shall offend one of these little ones who believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea! (Matthew 18:6)

Are not mothers fiercely protective of their offspring? Can that protectiveness not be seen in Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) strong hostility toward any who would "offend" His "little ones"?

Then we have the account where "Jesus wept!" (John 11:35) over the grave of His "friend Lazarus"! (Verse 11) How many fathers "weep"? Clearly Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) has an emotional attachment to the children He has created, as does any mother!

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) declared Himself to be "the Good Shepherd"! (John 10:11) And He added: "The Good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep!" And why did He do that?

In the Father's realization that "all we like sheep have gone astray", that "we have turned every one to his own way" (Isaiah 53:6), He knew of only one way to turn that around, which was to cause us to realize how much our sin hurts Him! So He commanded Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) to represent Him or be His "express Image" (Hebrews 1:3) on the Roman cross of crucifixion, so that His shed blood could "purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God"! (Hebrews 9:14)

Loving His children as much as He did, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was willing to do that; and He did it, for our salvation! Are not mothers famous for giving themselves for the welfare of their children?

And, when Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) had returned from the grave and appeared to His disciples, what was His main concern? What did He command Peter, not once but three times: "Feed My sheep!" (John 21:16) Who are more concerned than anyone else that their children be fed than are mothers?

But Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) food is for one's spirit! By His word He created His children (Genesis 1:3); and He knows that by His word they are sustained in His Father's kingdom! He said, of His word: "The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life!" (John 6:63)

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

The freedom of which Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) spoke was our freedom to walk in His Father's kingdom, where the blessings of freedom from sin are abundantly enjoyed! He said: "Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin"; and such service is, certainly, not performed in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) kingdom!

So, like a good mother, the Good Shepherd's greatest concern is that His sheep be in "the sheepfold"; and

4 if he lose one of them, doth he not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? 5 And, when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing! 6 And, when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbors, saying unto them, Rejoice with Me; for I have found My sheep which was lost! 7 I say, unto you, that likewise joy shall be in Heaven over one sinner who repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, who need no repentance. (Luke 15:4 to 7)

Whether or not you recognize with me the motherhood of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) is of no great concern! But, whether or not you are receiving His ministry to you daily as our divine mother or, simply, as "the only begotten Son of God" (John 3:18) is the most critical matter I can imagine! And I seriously recommend receiving that ministry, which He gave through Moses and which He gives in our spirit in the form of His Father's commandments, of which He said:

49 I have not spoken of Myself; but the Father Who sent Me, He gave Me a commandment, what I should say and what I should speak! 50 And I know that His commandment is life everlasting! (John 12:49 and 50), which is why He said through Moses:

1 If thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments ... 2 ... all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee. (Deuteronomy 28:1 and 2)

The words or commandments are those of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)! But the voice is that of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), Who is Yahuah's "Word" (John 1:1), Who said: "Before Abraham was, I AM!" (John 8:58)

As for you and me, Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "Other sheep I have, who are not of this fold! Them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice! And there shall be one fold and one Shepherd!" (John 10:16)

Did Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) not say: "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel!"? (Matthew 15:24) And did He not command His disciples: "Go, rather, to the lost sheep of the house of Israel!" (Matthew 10:6)

So, if such "lost sheep" are the only ones to whom the Father sent Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) and if such lost ones are not necessarily in the "fold" known as "Israel" but are destined to be brought to that "fold", only God knows how many children of His have not been "offended" (Matthew 18:6) or enticed to sin (Strong: Greek: 4624) or tempted to commit themselves to sin and are therefore His sheep to be brought eventually to His "fold"!

I praise Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) that, although I was for thirty years in confusion concerning His truth, I was never tempted to harden my heart against Him and His children, to where I would no longer be regarded as one of His "lost sheep"! And eventually I was indeed brought into His kingdom! And you can be, as well, if your heart is still open to His truth; and I pray, earnestly, that it is!

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 ministry through Yeshua, Who like a mother has looked after Your children since you created them through Him.

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 ministry You continually perform through Yeshua for their eternal welfare!

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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