Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel will be thinking on this Sabbath?
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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2017 November 25
Yahuah Hayah's Freedom
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at enterhiscovenant.com/Sabbath20171125.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'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, Yahuah said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):
The question immediately arises: "Free of what?"
I would guess that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was promising His disciples to be "free" of whatever bothers them personally, although we are sympathetically "bothered" by all the suffering we see around us in the world; as Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said through His psalmist: "Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked!" (Psalm 91:8)
Being freed of personal suffering, our challenge then becomes that of freeing the world from their suffering; and that of course takes some doing! For Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children are a perverse lot; He called them "a stiffnecked people". (Exodus 32:9)
But we who having become Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) disciples have come to know His truth are without excuse! We have no business being bothered by anything pertaining to our own discomfort; for, as Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) told Abraham: "Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield and thy exceeding great reward!" (Genesis 15:1) So what more could we possibly want?
But a dear believing friend of mine, who is a veritable champion in the cause of saving Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children, spoke to me, the other day, of having "tensions" concerning a problem he perceived as looming on the horizon! He received his support in ministry at the hands of a man who called him "Son" and who was well along in years! And that adopted "father" of his made the mistake of speaking about needing more rest!
That was a mistake on the part of the "father"; because my friend immediately interpreted the "father's" need for more rest as a threat to his health and possibly to his time on Earth, which gave rise to the "tensions" of which he spoke later to me; for I must assume that the prospect of anything's happening to the "father" was deemed by my friend to be a threat to his well being, which explains the "tensions" of which he spoke!
But something is wrong in that picture. A "champion in the cause of saving Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children" was, in this instance, in need of being saved himself, from the temptation, I must assume, that a devil laid upon him of fearing the loss of the "father", who had been so supportive of his ministry! The "saving", if that is the right term, could not be from losing the father, who will indeed die at some point, but from the "son's" mistake of looking only to the father for his life's maintenance! Would our almighty and all knowing Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) remove, from the life of His champion, an helpful "father" without having something else entirely adequate for him in mind?
Did not Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) say, through Moses, to "the children of Israel": "I am Yahuah! And I will bring you out, from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you, with a stretched out arm and with great judgments!" (Exodus 6:6) He did that for an entire nation of people. Would He leave a single one of His children without hope?
My friend has often said, to me: "We are never victims, only victors!" So where is his victory in his feeling "tensions" over his "father's" feeling the need of more rest?
What happened to the "dominion" that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has given each of His children "over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth"? (Genesis 1:28) Has my ministering friend lost sight of the fact that he can speak to any problem he may have and "believe that those things that he saith shall come to pass and "have whatsoever he saith"? (Mark 11:23)
In the absence of the earthly adopted "father", would not Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) presence be sufficient?
Indeed, if a freedom from something is our reward for having continued in Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) "word" (John 8:31), is not freedom from "tensions" about anything part of that release from what typically plagues Yahuah's children?
I believe that, if our continuing in Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) "word" brings the freedom promised by Him, then we should be the least burdened of all people on Earth! He said:
In this passage Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) does not get into discussing the "cross" that His "disciple" (Luke 14:27) must bear, which is another side of walking with Him; but that is a prevailing condition with which His disciple must contend, regardless of other sources of "tension" or not! It is a constant! It is a given! regardless of all else that may not be to our liking!
But Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) came back from dying on His cross specifically to show His disciples the glory of His Father that awaits those who do take up their cross to follow Him. A vital purpose is served in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) children's taking up their cross to follow His Son; and He rewards those who do it with glory beyond description!
So where in all this is any place for tensions?
None exists, I believe; and I will stand on that faith, so long as Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) permits me to stand, at least on Earth! I pray with Yahuah's psalmist:
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!
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.
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