Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2017 December 9

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2017 December 9

Belief and Relief

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20171202.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 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 I call "getting prayed up"!

As for the thoughts that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave me for this Sabbath, He is directing my attention to the curious relationship that exists between believing Him and enjoying the relief He has for those who are believing Him; and I am speaking, here, of relief from every form of discomfort or disease that exists! I am speaking of the glorious fulfillment that He has in mind for every one of His beloved children, if they will only believe Him for it. He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life! (John 3:16)

That wonderful verse of scripture, so often quoted, says it all! It encoumpasses, in only a few words, the entire amazing and glorious scope of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s desire in creating all, with us, His beloved children, as a part of it. He said, through "the four and twenty elders" (Revelation 4:10) who worship before His throne in Heaven:

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created! (Revelation 4:11)

Since it was for His "pleasure" that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) "created all things", why is it so hard to understand that it was for our pleasure that He created us? And "pleasure" relates to all things that disease, poverty or death are not! So, when we see neighbors suffering such things, we know that they have somehow missed His will for them and got caught up in the thievery, murder and destruction that Satan has for all who will follow him! Yahuah said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

The thief cometh not but for to steal, to kill and to destroy! I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly! (John 10:10)

Notice how, in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s sight, "life" says it all! If we are not enjoying the all that He has in mind for His children, we are not even enjoying His "life" (Deuteronomy 30:19) but are stumbling along in some part of His "death"! (Verse 19) He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead. (Matthew 8:22)

Indeed, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) regards those who are not following Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), His beloved "Word" (John 1:1) and "only begotten Son" (John 3:16), as the walking dead, fit only to bury the bodies of those who like themselves are no longer living! Yeshua said:

I am the way, the truth and the life! No man cometh unto the Father but by Me! (John 14:6)

In other words, to come to "the Father", Who is the Author of all life, one must already be alive by being in Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)! His coming to Earth was that "they might have life"; and He said, "I am ... come to call ... sinners to repentance!" (Matthew 9:13) And that is the way by which we come into His life. But what does that mean?

"repent" (Matthew 4:17) means "to think differently" (Strong: Greek: 3340) and "Sin is transgression of the law!" (1st John 3:4) So Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) came that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children who are sinning "think differently" about keeping or putting a value on the commandments of Yahuah's Torah, law and covenant! Because Yahuah said, through Yeshua, through Moses:

1 If thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments 2 all these blessings shall come, on thee, and overtake thee. (Deuteronomy 28:1 and 2)

"All these blessings" comprise the "life" that is Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) and that we are as children of His made "in the image of God"! (Genesis 1:27)

So "life" is our natural state! And to be "dead" while still living physically is to have lost the life that was ours by inheritance!

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) spoke of "these little ones who believe in Me"! (Matthew 18:6) So believing in "God" (John 1:1) is our natural state; and to lose it has to be the result of something having gone terribly wrong in our life.

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) spoke of that terrible wrongness as the work of those who "offend" (Matthew 18:6) or "entice to sin" (Strong: Greek: 4624) His "little ones"; and He had some very unkind words to say about such people. And, since "sin is the transgression of the law" (1st John 3:4), the "offence" is being enticed to break the commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, law and covenant!

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) spoke, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses of His Torah, law and covenant as "your life"! (Deuteronomy 32:47) For observing "to do all His commandments" (Deuternomy 28:1) is the way in which His children can have all His "blessings" (Verse 2) come on them and "overtake" (Verse 2) them and thus enable them to enter into the "life" (Deuteronomy 30:19) that those blessings describe!

We are at a loss to describe the "relief" that such blessings and life provide for those who have entered into the darkness, terror and pain of death! One simply has to experience it for himself! Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s beloved apostle John wrote, of Him: "4 In Him was life; and the life was the light of men! 5 The light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not!" (John 1:4 and 5)

In general Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s children did not comprehend the "light" that shone among them through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ); but some did! John did, or he could not have written of it as He did! And for those who did comprehend the light of the life of which Yeshua is the embodiment, His relief for them was indescribable!

Howard Storm made a valiant effort to describe the relief that he felt, having been taken up from the darkness and terror of Hell into the light and glory of Heaven:

058 - Far off in the darkness I saw a pinpoint of light like the faintest star in the sky. I wondered why I hadn't seen it before. The star was rapidly getting brighter and brighter. At first I thought it might be some thing, not someone. It was moving toward me at an alarming rate. As it came closer, I realized that I was right in its path and I might be consumed by its brilliance. I couldn't take my eyes off it, the light was more intense and more beautiful than anything I had ever seen. It was brighter than the sun, brighter than a flash of lightning. Soon the light was upon me. I knew that while it was indescribably brilliant, it wasn't just light. This was a living being, a luminous being approximately eight feet tall and surrounded by an oval of radiance. The brilliant intensity of the light penetrated my body. Ecstasy swept away the agony. Tangible hands and arms gently embraced me and lifted me up. We slowly rose up into the presence of the light and the torn pieces of my body miraculously healed before my eyes. All my wounds vanished, and I became whole and well in the light. More important, the despair and pain were replaced by love. I had been lost and now was found! I had been dead and now was alive!

059 - This loving, luminous being who embraced me knew me intimately. He knew me better than I knew myself. He was knowledge and wisdom. I knew that he knew everything about me. I was unconditionally loved and accepted. He was King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Christ Jesus the Savior. Jesus does love me, I thought.

060 - I experienced love in such intensity that nothing I had ever known before was comparable. His love was greater than all human love put together. His love totally enveloped me, and I realized that he was indescribably wonderful: goodness, power, knowledge and love. He was more loving than one can begin to imagine or describe. Jesus did indeed love me.

061 - This person of blinding glory loved me with overwhelming power. After what I had been through, to be completely known, accepted and intensely loved by this beautiful God/man of light surpassed anything I had ever known or could possible have imagined. I had called out to Jesus, and he came to rescue me. I cried and cried, from joy, and the tears kept coming. Joy upon joy billowed through me. He held me and caressed me like a mother with her baby, like a father with his long-lost prodigal son. I cried all the tears of a lifetime of hopelessness and tears of shame over my unbelief. I cried all the tears of joy and salvation. I cried like a baby and couldn't stop crying.

062 - He held me close and stroked my back. We rose upward, gradually at first, and then like a rocket we shot out of that dark and detestable Hell. We traversed an enormous distance, light years, although very little time elapsed. I tried to regain my composure, because it was embarrassing to be crying so hard. Tears had soaked my face, and mucus poured from my nose. I tried to stop my blubbering, and I turned and looked toward the direction we were moving.

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, understanding and desire to believe in You for the fulfillment of your magnificent will for them.

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 believing You brings upon 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, not to mention our ministry of practical helps for the disadvantaged!

Amen! Alleluia!

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