Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel will be thinking on this Sabbath?
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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2016 September 1
Yahuah Hayah's Feast of Trumpets
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20160901.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, back when my wife and I were still raising our boys, when she had dinner ready, she had to let me know that it was; and then I had to call our three boys to the table, to enjoy whatever she had prepared for us.
Armies deal with lots of "boys"; and, when the officers in charge of them have wanted them to assemble for whatever reason, they have needed a way to let them know that their presence is required! The traditional instrument for doing that in our country's army has been the bugle, which is used to sound a particular call that the soldiers know means to assemble! And by the bugler's use of different calls, they can know even the reason for the assembly.
In His handling of the children of Israel, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) knew that a similar method of calling them for different reasons would answer the necessity that existed that they be called for one reason or another; for "Yahuah said, unto Abram:" (Genesis 13:14)
That would eventually become the case; but, even those children of Israel who followed Moses from Egypt were an impressive number of people; and occasions did arive when they had to be stirred to move! So Yahuah built His instruction for stirring them into His "everlasting" Torah, "law" and "covenant"! (Psalm 105:10) Except that He stipulated that they use "trumpets"! He said, through Moses:
People try to say that the "shofar" or ram's horn was used by the children of Israel in these observances; in fact Mirriam-Webster's definition of the "shofar" is that it is "a ram's-horn trumpet blown by the ancient Hebrews in battle and during religious observances and used in modern Judaism especially during Rosh Hashanah and at the end of Yom Kippur"!
But, as we have read above, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) specifically required "trumpets of silver" for the calling of the assembly for whatever reason! So we must dismiss the use of the shofar as yet one more tradition added by the Hebrews to corrupt Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s original intent! He said, to Moses:
With that background in mind, we are prepared to appreciate the particular use of the trumpets that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) required during one of His annual feasts - specifically, His "memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation" (Leviticus 23:24) or "a day of blowing the trumpets" (Numbers 29:1), which we of this fellowship are observing today, the 1st Day of September, which month we have adopted as the seventh of His months for "the congregation of Israel"! (Exodus 12:2)
With Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Spring feasts being obvious commemorations of past events, bible scholars believe that His Fall feasts relate to events yet to be seen! And an event to which the New Testament writer Paul twice made reference, which he anticipated would include the blowing of a trumpet, is used as the probable prophetic reason for what people have come to call Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "Feast of Trumpets"! Paul wrote:
That event has for whatever reason taken on the popular term "rapture", when people believe Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "Resurrection of Life" (John 5:29) will take place; but in view of the doctrinal problems involved in Paul's teachings, I refuse to give his prophecies much value! And I was confirmed, in this reservation, by Theodore Winston Pike, in his book Israel, Our Duty ... Our Dilemma, in which he recited an highly relevant parable that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach, which shows what really will happen:
Please notice, that, whereas Paul taught his followers that they would be taken up out of the world, to "ever be with the Lord" (1st Thessalonians 4:15 to 17), Yeshua ha Mawshiyach taught that His followers would remain while "all things that offend and them who do iniquity" would be removed, leaving the faithful to "shine forth, as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father"!
Yeshua ha Mawshiyach spoke of two resurrections: "the Resurrection of Life" and the "the Resurrection of Damnation"! (John 5:29) And He has given us, through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach, through His faithful apostle John, some idea of how those events will take place:
That "First Resurrection" appears to be Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) "Resurrection of Life"! (John 5:29) But then, in the same chapter, He speaks, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through His faithful apostle John, of a judgment, which seems to involve all of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children, even those who had "reigned with Christ a thousand years", presumably on Earth, where they had been left to "shine forth as the sun" (Matthew 13:43), who were "dead" physically, in that they had taken part in "the First Resurrection"! (Revelation 20:5)
Then, in that same 20th Chapter of Revelation, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) speaks, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through His faithful apostle John, of a terrible judgment, which appears to me to include His "Resurrection of Damnation"! (John 1:29)
As for Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) return to Earth, that seems to correspond to the judgment spoken of above (Revelation 20:12); because His account of that return also involves a judgment, in which His children will be sent, either to a kingdom prepared for them or to everlasting punishment! And we find Him describing that return in two places!
That Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) would send His angels to "gather together His elect ... from one end of Heaven to the other" is confusing, in that according to His account through John His "elect" "lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years"! (Revelation 20:4) But that reign would only have been as resurrected beings, even as Yeshua is a resurrected being.
This judgment corresponds to the judgment Yeshua ha Mawshiyach described through John, in that it involves "all nations"! (Matthew 25:32) And I would have to assume that "all nations" includes those who had been reigning with Him on Earth as resurrected beings for a thousand years! It is a beneficial judgment as well as a frightful one; and it could well have included His rewards for His children's having served Him so well!
Regardless of the glimpses of these events that the above scriptures provide, I am content to wait upon Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) to reveal clearly in His own good time why He wanted His children to observe His "memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation" (Leviticus 23:24) or "a day of blowing the trumpets"! (Numbers 29:1)
To anticipate some major event involving the blowing of trumpets on Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Feast of Trumpets seems entirely reasonable, to me, particularly in view of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) prophesying His own coming "with a great sound of a trumpet"! (Matthew 24:31) And Yeshua's account of His future trumpeted event is born out by all other prophecies except that of Paul, whose writings were, as usual, contrary to all other relevant scriptures!
I pray that this information I have given you is true in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'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 (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) 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.
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