Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2016 September 15

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2016 September 15

First Day of Yahuah Hayah's Feast of Tabernacles

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20160915.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 (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (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, as He was about to bring Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) back to be with Him in Heaven, He said, through Yeshua: "I am with you always, even unto the end of the world!" (Matthew 28:20) And, since we know that He is not with us through Yeshua, His "express image" (Hebrews 1:3), physically, we look to ha Kodesh Ruach, His "Spirit of truth" (John 14:17; 16:13), as His presence with us at this time, for which we are infinitely grateful and praise Him each day of our lives!

But, according to Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) word, a day is coming when He will keep the promise He made to His disciples: "I will come again and receive you unto Myself, that where I am, there ye may be also!" (John 14:3) And Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Feast of Tabernacles celebrates that day! He said, through Moses:

34The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days unto Yahuah! 35On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein! 36Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire, unto Yahuah! On the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yahuah! It is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein! (Leviticus 23:34)

By now, having observed Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Feast of Trumpets and His Day of Atonement, we can see a prophetic pattern emerging: His Feast of Trumpets probably is the day on which He will call His children to be with Him in His "Resurrection of Life"! (John 5:29) Yahuah said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through His faithful apostle John:

4I saw the souls of them who were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and who had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands! And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years! 5This is the First Resurrection! But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished! 6Blessed and holy is he who hath part in the First Resurrection! On such the Second Death hath no power! But they shall be priests, of God and of Christ, and shall reign, with Him, a thousand years! (Revelation 20:4 to 6

That passage speaks of a "First Resurrection"! And, since Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) mentioned through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) only two resurrections - "the Resurrection of Life" and "the Resurrection of Damnation" (John 5:29) - one must assume that Yahuah's "Resurrection of Life" is "the First Resurrection"!

For those who will be resurrected at that time to "be priests of God and of Christ and ... reign with Him a thousand years", He necessarily will have to have come back to Earth, by then, where His thousand-year reign will take place! And that is the idea of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Feast of Tabernacles!

The word "tabernacles" is a King James translation of a word meaning simply "a hut or lair"! (Strong: Hebrew: 5521) And that is where someone lives! Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) will have come back to live with His children! Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His prophet:

5Behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house! 6And I heard Him speaking unto me out of the house ... 7And He said, unto me, Son of man, the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever! (Ezekiel 43:5 to 7)

To celebrate this anticipated coming together of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) and His children, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) commandment for His Feast of Tabernacles includes the following instruction:

40Ye shall take you, on the first day, the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of thick trees and willows of the brook! And ye shall rejoice, before Yahuah, your God, seven days! 41And ye shall keep it a feast, unto Yahuah, seven days in the year! It shall be a statute for ever in your generations! Ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month! 42Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all who are Israelites born shall dwell in booths, 43that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt! I am Yahuah, your God! (Leviticus 23:40 to 43)

Actually, when they were traveling in the wilderness, the children of Israel dwelled in "tents"! (Exodus 16:16) But a rabbi who had studied the Exodus period wrote of their making such booths as Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) instruction provides during the date harvest! And the materials He described were available where the date palms grew! The abundance of the dates made that time of the year a particularly sweet time in the wilderness, as a fitting prelude to the sweetness of eventually dwelling with Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)!

For one, I can attest to the sweetness of dwelling with Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM); He dwells with all of us, actually; for His Spirit necessarily is in us; or we would not be alive!

But so many of us are unaware of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s presence and so do not invite Him to express Himself to us, as He does with me in so many ways! He has a way of drawing my attention to the clock when it reaches the hour! And I am reminded to praise Him. He reminds me of appointments and of things I have left behind! He guards me and sees me through situations I create by making stupid moves while driving! And, above all, He keeps my heart filled with His joy! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you and that your joy might be full! (John 15:11)

So the events suggested by Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Feast of Tabernacles will not be strange, to such as myself, who have been conscious of their living with Him anyway! But with such a consciousness comes also, by the stark contrast created by it, the awareness of the plight of the world, who are not aware of His presence in their lives or of His readiness to guide them and supernaturally accommodate them whenever they ask Him for it; and that keeps one's joy from boiling over, in him; it is the sobering realization that, as a race of people, we are pathetically far from fulfilling our Creator's desire for us.

Yes, my joy is "full" with respect to knowing my privileges in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)! But with respect to what the world are suffering, I am grieved beyond measure! And, if I am feeling that deprivation; one can expect that our Father in Heaven is feeling it too!

That is why Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) sent Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) into the world, to help His children overcome their false ideas about Him; and to "to him who overcometh" (Revelation 2:7, 11, 17 and 26; 3:5, 12, 21) He made wonderful promises, the fulfillment of which I would not miss for the world!

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!

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 Feast of Tabernacles, to where they can appreciate why you have commanded them to observe it.

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 blessing of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) upon those who keep His commandments, particularly those relating to His Feast of Tabernacles, even as they have learned to understand it.

I pray that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) shall bless you mightily, throughout the coming year, 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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