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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2018 January 6
Yahuah Hayah's Tithe
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20180106.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, our beloved Evangelist, N.C.Sekhar, sent me a picture with the title "Loving Offerings from Intur"! And the reason that title caught my attention is that Faith Harvest Israel's ministry in India has always had to be supported by funds from the United States, for the reason, as Brother Neela explained to me years ago, that the villages to whom he was ministering in Yahuah's name and in that of Faith Harvest Israel "are very poor and therefore cannot afford to support their ministry".
This has always bothered me, not that I have minded India as a worthy people in whom to invest, but that any "poor" should exist among members of our fellowship! If we have been preaching to them Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s truth and if they have been receiving His word as truth, they should be prospering wonderfully and be able to support their ministry; and, considering that we have given our friends in the villages ten years in which to consider and to work with Yahuah's truth, the picture Brother Neela sent referring to "loving offerings" on the part of one of the villages was remarkable for its being an exception rather than a rule of conduct among all the villages!
At the same time, I have been remiss, all this time, in not giving Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s truth concerning His tithe, to help our friends in the villages prosper from the benefit of tithing according to His promises in His word, lest I be guilty of laying upon them "a burden they could not bear" on the basis of Brother Neela's assessment to me of their being so poor!
So Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is showing me that the major fault in this picture is mine in not having regularly given attention to the importance of His tithe in the affairs of His beloved children! For He is helpless to do in relation to them anything other than what He has promised! And some of His richest promises relate to our returning to Him the tithe that He has declared is His! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses:
This being true, one tenth of our increase, regardless of where it comes from, belongs to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM); and to fail to give it into His ministry is to rob Him of what belongs to Him: He wrote, through His prophet:
But His cursing is only one side of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s nature; He also blesses, when His children comply with His requirement to be blessed, which is to "hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments!" (Deuteronomy 28:1) This being so, it is well that we consider that paying our tithe is one of those commandments! He said, through His prophet:
The objection is often raised: "But I can't afford to pay one tenth of what little I make." But this argument reveals a serious flaw in the objector's understanding of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s faithfulness and power to keep His promises! So consider these questions:
On the contrary, if one is to receive as Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s word His promise concerning His tithe, one cannot afford not to pay it. And that is where His pouring "you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it" is tried! Are we going to believe His word, or are we not?
Indeed, our entire relationship with Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) stands or falls on our "faith in God"! (Mark 11:22) He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):
Who is it who will "have everlasting life"?
It will be those who "believe in Him", will it not?
And Who is He?
"He" is God's "only begotten Son"! And Who is He?
"He" is Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "Word" (John 1:1), Who "is God"! (Verse 1)
So believing Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), Who "is God" is Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s requirement for His child to receive "everlasting life"! And, if His child cannot believe Him for the paying of His tithe, how will the child believe Him for the child's eternal salvation, that he "not perish"? (John 3:16)
Although parts of the bible bother one, especially when they contradict other parts of it, we are obliged to sort these things out and decide what in it we are going to believe, or we find ourselves without anything to believe and are as lost as any other person in the world.
So what shall it be? Are we among the believers or among those who will not believe?
Salvation is that simple yet that profound! And "salvation" includes being given "this day our daily bread"! (Matthew 6:11) Is Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) going to let us starve for having returned to Him His tithe?
King David wrote, in one of his beautiful psalms: "I have been young and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread!" (Psalm 37:25)
Is the One Who has created all things with the wonder of their amazing complexity incapable of fulfilling His promise to "pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it"? He said: "prove me now herewith, if I will not" (Malachi 3:10) do what I have promised for those who pay My tithe!
Truly, when seen in the light of His word, our choice is all or nothing! Either pay your tithe along with obeying all other of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s commandments or forget walking in the assurance of anything from Him; for He is a "no-nonsense" God! He does not play games! His child is either with Him or apart from Him; there is no inbetween!
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s apostle wrote, of Him and a very special woman:
Stressing the importance of paying His tithe, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through Moses:
With these things in mind, one is not likely to take the paying of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s tithe lightly, to say the least! For this obedience to Him is as critical as any other that He asks of us, His beloved children, that He bless and save us eternally in the abundance that He desires for us.
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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