Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2015 September 22

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2016 September 22

Last Day of Yahuah Hayah's Feast of Tabernacles

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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 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 some people call "getting prayed up"!

As for the thoughts that Yahuah Hayah gave me for this Sabbath, for a sermon on the first day of Yahuah Hayah's Feast of Tabernacles, I focused on its prophetic significance with respect to His return physically through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach, Who will "smite the nations and ... rule them with a rod of iron"! (Revelation 19:15) And that seems to be the basis on which He will return, having indulged His children with the notion that they are capable of ruling themselves without utterly destroying themselves, to where His intervention will be an answer to the heartfelt prayer of the entire world: "Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil!" (Matthew 6:13)

So, for this sermon on the last day of Yahuah Hayah's Feast of Tabernacles, I will focus on a few more details of Yahuah Hayah's administration through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach, with His having returned and established Yahuah Hayah's kingdom on Earth! It is interesting to note that, according to John's description of the vision that was given him, "The armies who were in Heaven followed Him, upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean!" (Revelation 19:14)

We recognize those "armies who were in Heaven" as being "His wife" (Revelation 19:7) or "saints" (Verse 8), from John's account of them:

7Let us be glad and rejoice and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready! 8To 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)

So it would seem that upon their being resurrected, which is the only condition in which a human being can be both "in Heaven" and on his or her way to Earth, being married to Yeshua ha Mawshiyach will be the first order of business! But that is not a new consideration; Yahuah Hayah wrote, through His prophet:

31Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 32not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, which covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord! (Jeremiah 31:31 and 32)

In fact, the conduct of the children of Israel had got so bad that "when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away and given her a bill of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not but went and played the harlot also!" (Jeremiah 3:8)

So the day will come when, with Yahuah Hayah's having given them enough rope virtually to hang themselves, the children of Israel will be desperate for relief from the excruciating complexity of strangling machinations having been put in place by the wicked wealthy of the world and be ready, indeed, to "go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles" (Zechariah 14:16), which one can see even more clearly, is the celebration of Yahuah Hayah's having come through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach, "the express image of His Person" (Hebrews 1:3), to live physically with His resurrected wife and saints for ever!

But, of course, having missed the glorious spirit of the occasion, some will drag their feet! Yahuah Hayah wrote, through His prophet:

17 It shall be that whoso will not come up of all the families of the Earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain! 18 And, if the family of Egypt go not up ... who have no rain, there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen who come not up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles! 19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles! (Zechariah 14:17 to 19)

Is there any doubt in anyone's mind that in Yahuah Hayah's mind His Feast of Tabernacles has a high priority?

Do you know why?

Yahuah Hayah wrote, through His faithful apostle: "God is love!" (1st John 4:8 and 16) He said, through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach: "God ... loved the world!" (John 3:16) And how does one go about loving those who will not come and relate with him?

Do you ever get lonely? Apparently Yahuah Hayah does too! He wrote, through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach, through His faithful apostle John: "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, honor and power! For Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created!" (Revelation 4:11) He said, through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach, that His "First and Great Commandment" (Matthew 22:38) is to love Him! He said, also, that "the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself!" (Verse 39)

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets! (Matthew 22:40)

When one considers that to "enter into the kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 5:20) one must have "righteousness" (Verse 20), that to have "righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25) one must "observe to do all these commandments before the Lord our God" (Verse 25), that "all these commandments" hang upon loving Yahuah Hayah and one's neighbor and that "love" is all about relationship between Yahuah Hayah and His children, good relationships become a high priority in one's life! And how much higher can a priority go for loving another than to let him kill you, if that is what the other is determined to do?

That selfless and loving submission is precisely what Yeshua ha Mawshiyach did in obedience to Yahuah Hayah's "commandment"! (John 10:18) And He said: "As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you!" (John 20:21) "Whosoever doth not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple!" (Luke 14:27)

Do you still want to be a "disciple" of "the King of Kings and Lord of Lords"? (Revelation 19:16)

Do you still want to be a part of His love-powered kingdom?

The absence of that kind of sacrificial love in the world we have created is exactly why He will have to come and rescue us, if we are to continue living at all! For we have yielded ourselves, for centuries, to the spirit of presumptuousness to judge one another, when, not being "God, who knoweth the hearts" (Acts 15:8), we are completely incompetent to judge our neighbors; He said, through Yeshua ha Mawshiyach: "Judge not, that ye be not judged!" (Matthew 7:1)

We want Yahuah Hayah's Feast of Tabernacles and the fuzzy glowing idea of His living with us; but do we want to practice the kind of selfless, sacrificial and unqualified love that makes His kingdom glorious?

The apostle Peter wrote, of Yeshua ha Mawshiyach: "22Christ suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps, 23Who, when He was reviled, reviled not again! When He suffered, He threatened not but committed Himself to Him Who judgeth righteously!" (1st Peter 2:22 and 23)

While Yeshua ha Mawshiyach was still with His disciples, He said: "I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you!" (John 13:15) "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you!" (John 13:34) "This is My commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you!" (John 15:12)

Without Yahuah Hayah's kind of love, which Yeshua ha Mawshiyach demonstrated for all the world to see, His Feast of Tabernacles is meaningless! For, if we insist upon judging one another and thus alienating one another by endless recrimminations, no dwelling together is possible! To love our enemies is not an option, it is a critical mandate for the preservation of ourselves as a people!

So, ready or not, not only is Yahuah Hayah's Feast of Tabernacles upon us but the demanding requirement for His living among us as our "King of kings and Lord of lords" is also upon us; and we dare not fail to fulfill it!

The question arises, Why should we not want to fulfill Yahuah Hayah's requirement for dwelling together? He wrote, through His psalmist: "" (Psalm 133:1)

1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments, 3 as the dew of Hermon and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore! (Psalm 133:1 to 3)

Dwelling in unity is Yahuah Hayah's "way"!

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 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 Your blessing upon those who keep Your commandments, particularly those relating to obtaining Your righteousness and sacrificial love, so that they can rejoice over Your Feasts!

I pray that Yahuah Hayah 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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