Thoughts for the Sabbath of 2018 Mar 3

Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel was thinking on this Sabbath?

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Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2018 March 3

Impartiality

(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20180303.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 (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM), the Creator and King over all the universe, 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), through His apostle James:

1 1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons! 2 For, if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; 3 and ye have respect to him who weareth the gay clothing and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place and say to the poor, Stand thou there or sit here under my footstool, 4 are ye not then partial in yourselves and are become judges of evil thoughts? 5 Hearken, my beloved brethren: Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that He hath promised to them who love Him? 6 But ye have despised the poor! Do not rich men oppress you and draw you before the judgment seats? 7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called? 8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well! 9 But, if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin and are convicted of the law as transgressors! 10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all! 11 For He Who said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill! Now, if thou commit no adultery yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law! 12 So speak ye and so do, as they who shall be judged by the law of liberty! 13 For he shall have judgment without mercy who hath shown no mercy; for mercy rejoiceth against judgment! (James 2:1 to 13

Brother James has virtually preached the sermon within his passage! What is left for me to say?

Yahuah Hayah woke me up with the first verses of James 2 in my spirit! And the above is what I found, when I got up, turned on my computer and went to my electronic Bible!

I don't know to whom in our fellowship the above lesson applies; but, if it applies to you, I highly recommend you take it seriously! For loving "thy neighbour as thyself" (Matthew 22:39) is the commandment "like unto" (Verse 39) "the First and Great commandment" (Verse 38), Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said, which is to "love Yahuah, thy God, with all thy heart, with all thy soul and with all thy mind!" [The original says "with all thy might" (Deuteronomy 6:5)], both commandments being those on which "hang all the law and the prophets"! (Verse 40)

The spostle John had virtually the same to say: "In this the children of God are manifest and the children of the Devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he who loveth not his brother! For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another!" (1st John 3:10 and 11)

I honestly cannot figure out how anyone with "the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory" have at the same time "respect of persons"! For respecting one person more than another is judging both of the persons being considered! And Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Judge not, that ye be not judged!" (Matthew 7:1) But I suppose James was addressing his remarks to those who believe they have such a faith yet violate it in their "respect of persons"!

Obviously, the well dressed person has something going for him that the person with "vile raiment" has not; but the well dressed person could conceivably be well off for his exploitation of the poor! Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His psalmist:

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity For they shall soon be cut down, like the grass, and wither, as the green herb! (Psalm 37:

Why would one be "envious against the workers of iniquity", if they were not faring well, in their practicing of that "iniquity"?

Our presentday world is full of wealthy people using their wealth to oppress the poor. But Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) has reasons for allowing that condition to persist! And it relates to the spiritual attitude of the "poor" that are being oppressed.

Figuring out what is going on is, virtually, impossible! For that requires knowing what is going on inside of our neighbors; and you or I cannot do that. It is "God, Who knoweth the hearts" (Acts 15:8); so He is the only One Who can understand why the circumstances of His beloved children vary so greatly!

Having "respect to persons" is missing Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) for another good reason; and He expressed that reason when He commanded through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "Love your enemies!" (Matthew 5:44) Let alone what they are wearing, when people are known for their evil against us, Yahuah would have us love them anyway, that's being the best way He knows by which to save them, whom He loves as much as He does His obedient children.

Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) loved His enemies enough to let them torture and kill Him, since that was what they wanted to do to Him; and one would have to assume that they were, indeed, servants of Satan to want that for any neighbor of theirs; yet they were noted for being "the chief priests and elders of the people"! (Matthew 27:1) How bizarre can things get?

That is why when it comes to judging who is worthy of what we are forced to throw up our hands and quit before we get started, so helpless are we to know what really is going on with Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s beloved children. He does love them; but He has had to do that despite their getting into the most hateful practices imaginable! And obeying Yahuah's commandment to love the enemy ends all discussion of what a neighbor is like or how deserving he may be of "partial" treatment!

We are commanded not to get into partiality with our neighbors; because that is Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s role; He treats His children with "partiality" according to what they are doing about Him! And that is none of our business! We are to pray for the blessing of all our neighbors, regardless of what they are doing; Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) said: "I am He Who searcheth the reins and hearts! And I will give, unto every one of you, according to your works!" (Revelation 2:23)

I pray that this information I have given you is true in Yahuah'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 avoid being partial with their neighbors!

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 loving their neighbors without partiality brings them.

I pray that Yahuah 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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