Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2017 September 23

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2017 September 23

Yeshua ha Mawshiyach's Children

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterhiscovenant.com/Sabbath20170923.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 wrote, through His psalmist: "If His children forsake My law and walk not in My judgments," (Psalm 89:30)

31 if they break My statutes and keep not My commandments, 32 then will I visit their transgression with the rod and their iniquity with stripes! (Psalm 89:31 and 32)

The question arises, Who is Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) talking about, by saying, "His children"?

The verses leading up to that stern warning have this to say:

26 He shall cry, unto Me, Thou art My Father, My God and the rock of My salvation! 27 Also I will make Him My firstborn, higher than the kings of the Earth! 28 My mercy will I keep for Him for evermore, and My covenant shall stand fast with Him. 29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever and His throne as the days of Heaven! (Psalm 89:26 to 29)

Who could that be other than Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), our "KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS"? (Revelation 19:16)

So "His children" are those of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) and the warning about them in the psalm we read is by Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)!

But Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) never got married! So how could He have children?

In the bible Jacob had twelve sons! (Genesis 35:22) And Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) changed Jacob's name to "Israel"! (Genesis 35:10) So Jacob's twelve sons and their children became known as "the children of Israel" (Deuteronomy 29:1) And, when we look up "Israel" in Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, we find that it means "He will rule as God"! (Strong: Hebrew: 3478)

Only one man ever born on Earth can "rule as God"; and that is Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)! The apostle John wrote, of Him, that "He was God.". (John 1:1) And He said, of Himself: "Before Abraham was I AM!" (John 8:58)

So "the children of Israel" are, in the spiritual sense, Yeshua's children rather than Jacob's! So the children of whom Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote in the psalm I quoted are Yeshua's children, Who will "endure for ever" - if they keep the "commandments" of Yahuah's Torah or law!

We also have the fact that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, of strangers in the midst of the children of Israel who also chose to keep the commandments of His Torah or law by taking the circumcision: "He shall be as one who is born in the land!" (Exodus 12:48), so that "one law shall be to him who is homeborn and unto the stranger who sojourneth among you." (Verse 49) So such strangers, who cease to be "strangers", are "the children of Israel" as well!

And, when Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) came to Earth to teach "the children of Israel" in person, He said, to them: "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)

Was that to be a Gentile "fold"? Of course not! They would become brothers of "the children of israel"!

So the Gentiles who were hearing in their spirits " the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1) were also Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s "sheep", over whom also He would be "the Good Shepherd" Who "giveth His life for the sheep"! (John 10:11)

Furthermore, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Recorder wrote: "God created man in His own image!" (Genesis 1:27); and Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) prayed, concerning them: "The glory that Thou gavest Me I have given them, that they may be one, even as We are one." (John 17:22) And that "glory" could be none other than the power and communication of ha Kodesh (the Holy) Ruach (Spirit), the third Person of the Godhead, whom Yeshua mentioned when He spoke of Yahuah's "name"! (Matthew 28:19)

But Paul called Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children "vessels", having written: "22 What if God, willing to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured, with much longsuffering, the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction? 23 that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, whom He had afore prepared unto glory!" (Romans 9:22 and 23)

Paul's statement makes clear that "God" had "afore prepared unto glory" whom Paul called "the vessels of mercy"! But what of "the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction"? Who "fitted" them?

Early in that chapter, Paul spoke of Isaac's wife "Rebecca" (Romans 9:10), whom we know had twins! (Genesis 25:23) And Paul wrote: "12 It was said, unto her, The elder shall serve the younger! 13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated"! And Paul's explanation for that was that "the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him Who calleth!"

To give the impression that God's "election" meant His even loving or hating children yet unborn, Paul quoted Malachi 1:2 and 3, which was a prophecy of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) concerning the descendants of Jacob and Esau several hundred years after the birth of the twins whom, by quoting out of context, Paul claimed were loved and hated before they were even born! And that, my dear friends, is lying, not to mention the teaching of an absolute abomination of which God presumably has been guilty!

So what "Christ" was Paul serving, the One Who said; "To this end was I born and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth" (John 18:37) or one of the "false Christs" (Matthew 24:24) the prophets of whom would "deceive the very elect" (Verse 24) in service to "the Devil" (John 8:44), whom He said "is a liar"? (Verse 44) How more "deceived" can an "elect" be than to put the words of the false prophet into Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Holy Bible and call them "the inspired word of God"?

So, if Paul claimed that "vessels of mercy" were "afore prepared unto glory" by God and if God loves or hates children yet unborn, who do you suppose "fitted" the other "vessels ... to destruction" before they were born?

This is the foundation for Paul's teaching of "predestination" (Romans 8:29 and 30; Ephesians 1:5 and 11), which is great for "the elect" but anything other than great for those whom, presumably, God chose not to "elect", leaving them to die a horrible death!

But Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, of the resurrections that await Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children: "28 the hour is coming, in the which all who are in the graves shall hear His voice 29 and shall come forth; they who have done good, unto the Resurrection of Life and they who have done evil, unto the Resurrection of Damnation" (John 5:28 and 29)

Where in any of that vital word is any hint of predestination? It is all based on what His children have done, not on what He did for or against them before they were born!

This entire notion of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s electing or choosing His believers before they are born flies in the face of His commanding them: "Choose life!" (Deuteronomy 30:19) How can children "choose life" who have already, before they were born, been "prepared unto glory" or "fitted to destruction"?

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s choosing those who have obeyed His commandment to "choose life" is an entirely different matter; and reference to that "elect" is found throughout His Holy Bible! So, when we are talking about "the elect", we need to be clear in our minds whether they are Yahuah's "elect" for their choosing life or Paul's elect for the arbitrary choice of His god, who "calleth"! (Romans 9:11)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "calling" of His children to one vocation or type of service or another is understandable! As He said to Rebecca: "The elder shall serve the younger!" (Genesis 25:23) But that "calling" has nothing to do with His "loving" or "hating" them, as Paul falsely alleged! It is, rather, His plan for them to make their contribution among innumerable other children making theirs so that the result is harmonious productivity! And it has nothing to do with their personal relationship with Him, which hangs upon their "choosing life", which He is (John 14:6), or rejecting it, which is to reject Him and the life that He is.

We left Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s psalm where He gives the stern warning about "His children" or Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s children; but then He continues, on a positive note, to speak of what those children would find by being "in Him" or in Yeshua:

33 Nevertheless, My lovingkindness will I not utterly take from Him nor suffer My faithfulness to fail! 34 My covenant will I not break nor alter the thing that is gone out of My lips! 35 Once have I sworn, by My holiness, that I will not lie unto David! 36 His seed shall endure for ever and His throne as the sun before Me. 37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in Heaven! Selah! (Psalm 89:33 to 37)

Anyone who has walked believing Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), Whose "words ... are spirit and ... life" (John 6:63), has experienced the "lovingkindness" and "faithfulness" of which Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) spoke in that amazing psalm! And those who with Paul go around claiming that "the law is dead" need to pay close attention to Yahuah's assurance that "My covenant will I not break nor alter the thing that is gone out of My lips!" And, for those who remain in Yahuah's "covenant", which is one and "everlasting" (Psalm 105:10), their enduring "for ever" certainly comprises the "eternal life" (Matthew 19:16) spoken of in His New Testament, Yeshua's kingdom being also "established for ever"!

With such assurance lodged in one's spirit, nothing can rob him of his joy! As Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you and that your joy might be full!" (John 15:11)

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 their inheritance in You!

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 blessings and eternal life in Your awesome presence that gladly complying with Your requirement for these things brings them.

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.

Amen! Alleluia!

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