Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2017 December 16

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2017 December 16

Yahuah Hayah's Voice

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at honorhislaw.com/Sabbath20171216.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 said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moeses: "1 If thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments ... Yahuah, thy God, will set thee on high above all nations of the Earth! 2 And all these blessings shall come, on thee, and overtake thee." (Deuteronomy 28:1 and 2)

Needless to say, that puts an high importance on one's hearkening or listening to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) voice! But, then, it also raises a question or two: What is Yahuah's voice? And how does one go about "hearkening" to it.

I have long been convinced that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) voice is the one I hear in my spirit and use to talk to myself and that it could well be He Who is doing the talking! And I have had this confirmed, by Howard Storm in his wonderful testimony of going first to Hell and then to Heaven! He wrote: "As I lay on the ground, my tormentors swarming around me, a voice emerged from my chest. It sounded like my voice, but it wasn't a thought of mine. I didn't say it." (Page 19 of My Descent into Death - A Second Chance at Life; 32210200 Howard Storm's Gospel, Paragraph 34)

The voice Brother Howard heard urged him to "Pray to God"! (Paragraph 35) And the commandment of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said is "the First and Great Commandment" (Matthew 22:38) is to love God! To pray to Him would certainly be a loving act of devotion! And to receive what He says through the voice in our spirits would also be a loving act of devotion as well as the fulfillment of what He said would raise us up and guide us into doing those things that bring His "blessings" and "life" (Deuteronomy 30:19) upon us.

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said that "God is a spirit!" (John 4:24) And we need to be aware that other spirits communicate with us, as well! Yeshua's faithful apostle wrote: "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, whether they are of God! because many false prophets are gone out into the world!" (1st John 4:1)

It is interesting to me that, beginning with a challenge to "try ... spirits", John quickly switches to being concerned about "false prophets"! And to me that implies his understanding that spirits not "of God" are behind false prophets and the false misinformation that they teach!

Bringing this down to things that you and I experience, let me ask you whether you have encountered a person who responds to your words with consistently contrary opinions! With such a person, no matter what you say, he has an answer that either belittles your understanding of a matter or dismisses it with all kinds of "proofs" that it is ill-founded and unworthy of an intellectual like himself!

I have a couple of such persons with whom I get into exchanges every now and then; and I can't help becoming stern with them, which one of them quickly interprets as my becoming "frustrated" because my idea is not being accepted, my interest in his view being to control his thinking and get him to submit to the "religion" I happen to believe in!

There is a grain of truth in that critic's suspicions about me; because my "religion" is the "hearkening" to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) voice in my spirit that He has held out to all His children as the way by which to be raised up and guided into doing those things that bring His "blessings" and "life" (Deuteronomy 30:19) upon them; and that is a form of "control", if you will - He blesses, if you do, and curses, if you don't, which obviously requires a submission to His will! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):

21 Not every one who saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven but he who doeth the will of My Father Who is in Heaven! 22 Many will say to Me, in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess, unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye who work iniquity! (Matthew 7:21 to 23)

So doing God's will is the requirement that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) has made clear must be met even to "enter into the kingdom of Heaven"! How more controlling can a person or situation be?

Both of the persons to whom I have referred grew up under fathers who did their best by whatever means to obtain their sons' compliance with his will! And to the degree that his "will" was in their best interest, the son's compliance must be recognized as a good thing! Parents have the responsibility of guiding their children into ways of behaving that will revert to their benefit, as they get older and must shoulder responsibilities of their own!

The trouble is, parents are human and both their purposes and methods can err, in which case their efforts to obtain compliance from their children can backfire and develop in the children a sense of their being violated rather than blessed! And, in turn, that affects their regard for Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) effort to seek compliance from them.

I suffered this common problem among children, as I grew up; and I took on a way of life for many years that kept me from complying with the One giving me my breath of life, failing to appreciate that He was giving me that breath along with every other blessing I was taking for granted, until, finally, the number of things going wrong in my life convinced me that a better way was needed! And I found that better way in a ministry that healed my ailing back and directed me to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), Who did the healing through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)!

So I know where these people are coming from who come up with every excuse in the book as to why "control" is a bad thing and who criticize anyone who tries to minister to them as merely trying to control them and get them victimized by "religion", which in their view is a system of involvement that thrives on controlling people and getting them to conform not to God's will but to their own will as people with all kinds of screwy ideas about how people ought to be conducting their lives!

After years of having worked with one particular person, I admitted, frankly, my inability to deal with his problem of unbelief and told him that I had turned him over to God to do what I obviously had not been able to do to overcome his determination not to be controlled by anyone, including and most of all by the notion of God that people have that demands all kinds of performances the sense of which cannot be found!

This of course is confusion! And much of it is well founded upon the keen observations of such individuals; and I have found one characteristic of them in common, which is their disregard for the spiritual knowledge one believes has come of his own meditations or of the teachings of people who have been able to hear Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) voice more clearly! His "Holy Bible" came to us through such efforts; and so also have come the testimonies of people who have been taken to Heaven then returned to Earth to tell of it, which accounts people in spiritual rebellion quicly write off as the work of a human brain constructing or imagining a convincing rationale for the trauma being experienced by a person in "clinical death", as they call it.

Contrary to this friend's own troubled experience with trying to hear God, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) does talk to His children, using their own voice for some of His communication but also using His form of it as a Spirit being, which I would term "inspirational" or by the means of quick glimpses into His truth, which I call "visionettes", which transfer a complete idea in a second, which we sometimes call "intuition"!

Satan or "the spirits" also communicate with us in the same way, requiring, as the apostle John suggested, that we "try the spirits whether they be of God", which includes trying the words of people, who are undoubtedly affected by the communications of spirits with their spirits! And he gave an interesting test by which to "try" them:

2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit who confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God! 3 And every spirit who confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world! (1st John 4:2 and 3)

Perfect logic can be seen in that test; for Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s coming "in the flesh" was the means by which "the Father" or Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) saved many of His children from the cursing and death that comes when they are in rebellion against Him and refusing to "keep", "observe", "guard" or put a value on the commandments of His Torah, law and covenant!

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, "I am ... come to call ... sinners to repentance!" (Matthew 9:13) "Sin is the transgression of the law!" (1st John 3:4) and "repent" (Matthew 4:17) means "to think differently" (Stong: Greek: 3340); so Yeshua came to "call ... sinners" to "think differently" about breaking the commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah, law and covenant! And Yahuah wrote, through His author:

How much more shall the blood of Christ, Who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:14)

So, undoubtedly, there is a measure of effectiveness in John's test (1st John 4:2 and 3); but I know of one huge exception to his rule, which is the teachings of the writer Paul, which by the work of Satan has grievously been included in and made a part of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM's) Holy Bible! Paul spoke of Christ's coming "in the flesh"; but he taught a grievous falsehood about what He came to accomplish! And that falsehood's being included in the Bible is one of the most grievous offenses to Him that I know of. Indeed, it is the "true" account of a fulfillment of His prophecy through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) that "there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, who shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect!" (Matthew 24:24)

How more deceived can an "elect" be than to include as part of their God's "Holy Bible" the teachings of a false prophet and then call it "the word of God"?

The reason I have numbered Paul among the false teachers of the world is His blatant refuting of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s word and truth concerning the heart of His desire concerning His children, which is that they be saved! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "It is not the will of your Father Who is in Heaven, that one of these little ones should perish!" (Matthew 18:14)

Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) made it clear, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) that one needs "righteousness" (Matthew 5:20) to "enter into the kingdom of Heaven"! (Matthew 5:20) And Yahuah said, through Yeshua, through Moses: "it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before Yahuah, our God!" (Deuteronomy 6:25)

But Paul then comes, teaching: "Ye could not be justified by the law of Moses!" (Acts 13:39) Instead, Paul taught a "righteousness of God without the law" (Romans 3:21) and told his followers: "Ye are not under the law" (Romans 6:14; Galatians 5:18), thus undermining the only place in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy Bible where He offers "righteousness" (Deuteronomy 6:25) to His children to make it possible for them to "enter into the kingdom of Heaven"! (Matthew 5:20)

So, for those who choose to receive it, confusion abounds! But I have found that an humble submission to the words of Him Who created us and Who knows exactly how we work and what our weaknesses are goes a long way toward dispelling the confusion! For I have found that, having submitted to His Way and Spirit, He helps me to see the flaws in arguments of those who still remain in rebellion against authority, expecially His!

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 voice within their spirit and within the spirits of others like themselves by which to fulfill Your will for their lives!

Father, 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 life that awaits those who do listen to Your voice, either directly or through the words of those who hear you more clearly and heed what You constantly impart to them from one moment to the next!

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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