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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2018 January 20
Yahuah Hayah's Care
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20180120.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, my atheist friend had a birthday; and I shared it, with him, listening, as usual, to his astoundingly numerous observations of what is going on in the "natural" world - the world that science looks at and interprets according to the scientists' understanding of things.
Of course, in all this recounting of scientific findings, not one word was spoken of knowing or appreciating Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s part in any of this, as our Creator of all and King over it. Instead, we were prortrayed as being locked into the relentless process of natural selectivity, where only the strongest survive any number of ominous threats to our well being, which keep coming against us, to try us and see whether or not we have the "genes" by which to survive and go on to procreate more people like ourselves.
These "genes", the more specific parts of the DNA in each of the cells comprising our bodies, are what we are born with. They are thrust upon us, without our having any say in the matter. Presumably, they have the power to determine our fate, with us simply standing by as observers of this awesome process!
When I was "in the world", I believed that way and pictured myself on the roof of a box car, riding along through the countryside, observing what was going on and having nothing whatsoever to say about it.
After listening patiently to my atheist friend for some time, I said, to him: "The God I love, worship and serve is in charge of all this; He is "God Who knoweth the heearts"! (Acts 15:8) He has told us, in His Holy Bible, that He treats us according to the love that is in our hearts toward Him and toward our neighbors! And I would not be surprised but what He leaves those of us who do not love Him and each other to be subject to the harsh natural processes you describe!"
This of course sounded quite presumptuous on my part, believing that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) overrides His creation's natural processes to accommodate His obedient children; but - believe it or not - that is exactly what He does! As our beloved Evangelist in India loves to say, "We are not victims; we are victors!" And Faith Harvest Israel is a bible-based ministry that has no greater pleasure than to show from out of Yahuah's Holy Bible what He loves to do for His believing and obedient children!
But, even as I write, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) is correcting me; for the "dominion" He gives each one of us, His beloved children, "over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth" (Genesis 1:28) works regardless of whether we are obeying Him or not, which makes the outcome of those who are not obeying Him frightful, in that what we accept from voices other than His we make happen by speaking it, believing! And that could well exceed what might come to one "naturally" in terms of events working against us, our dominion's being capable of generating conditions far greater in magnitude than "nature" would bring.
So the key to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "care" of us lies in our listening "unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments" (Deuteronomy 28:1) and to observe or put a value on what He tells each one of us to do far more specifically than His "commandments" do; for He has a will not only for all His children but for each one of them individually, in relation to the child's activities throughout any one day!
Of course, if one will not admit that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) even exists, which is the ridiculous position of the atheist, he will not grant that the words that come to him in his spirit are anything more than his own ideas, on which he may act or not according to how it strikes him; and he will not grant that the Holy Bible contains anything more than men's ideas about God, thus depriving himself of the invaluable standard of conduct that Yahuah's Torah, law and everlasting covenant provides, by which to judge whose voice we are hearing in our spirit.
So Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "care" consists of both the fact that He has established a bible for our reference in spiritual matters and that He ministers to the well being of each child of his through His voice in the child's spirit!
But the sample prayer that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) gave His disciples contains a curious request: "Lead us not into temptation!" (Matthew 6:13) And often I have had to grapple with the question of why one needs to ask the Father not to "lead us ... into temptation"!
But the fact remains that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) sent Lucifer to Earth, when he and many angels with him rebelled in Heaven, his having boasted: "13 I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north! 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High!" (Isaiah 14:13 and 14) But Yahuah continued, through His prophet:
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from Heaven!" (Luke 10:18)
Although Satan is due to "be brought down to Hell", "Yahuah said, unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered Yahuah and said, From going to and fro in the Earth and from walking up and down in it." (Job 1:7)
The apostle Peter wrote: "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary, the Devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour!" (1st Peter 5:8) Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) Himself called Satan "the Devourer". (Malachi 3:11)
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through His faithful apostle John: "The great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, who deceiveth the whole world! He was cast out, into the Earth, and his angels were cast out with him." (Revelation 12:9) And Yeshua said, to the "Jews" (John 8:30) of Satan:
Satan is known, also, as "the Accuser"! Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), through His faithful apostle John: "The Accuser of our brethren is cast down, who accused them before our God day and night!" (Revelation 12:
So Satan is a problem in several ways, the question being, Why did Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) send that problem to Earth, if it was not to "lead us ... into temptation" (Matthew 6:13), requiring that, when His children have had enough of "temptation", they ask Him not to lead them into it.
So, in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "care", we also find it including a desire that His children be beyond temptation, that they want no more part of it, to where they will cry out, to Him: "Deliver us from evil!" (Matthew 6:13)
Brother Howard Storm had to be taken to Hell, before he would cry out in that fashion. What he found there was complete darkness and people without a shred of love or compassion for anyone, who attacked him mercilessly and left him torn and devastated, to reflect in the darkness what his contempt for God had brought him.
But deep down in Brother Howard's spirit was the memory of a song taught him in a church school: "Jesus loves me." And, having experienced what a complete lack of love amounts to, his interest in that virtue revived! And He cried out: "Jesus save me!" And - Glory be to God! - Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) did come down, gather Brother Howard up in His arms and brought him up out of Hell into the glorious light of Heaven!
We occasionally speak of "tough love", the kind that grants the wisdom of suffering to bring true love into one's life! And Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "care" is that kind of care. He cares for us far more than we have any appreciation for it; but it includes His providing the hard knocks that teach us how to care for ourselves by avoiding them. He not only wants children who have been wonderfully cared for but also children who in the process have been taught the values in life that provide the best care possible! Only then are they ready for Heaven, which is populated by children of His who have learned the value of great care and who cannot stop worshiping Him for having provided that kind of care.
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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