Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel was thinking on this Sabbath?
Welcome to the page on which Pastor Floyd talks about
Thoughts for the High Sabbath of
2018 March 21
Feast of Unleavened Bread
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterhiscovenant.com/Sabbath20180321.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, His Feast of Unleavened Bread lasts for seven days! And He commanded, through Moses, that the first and last days of that week be considered high Sabbaths! (Leviticus 23:7 and 8) We celebrated the first of those Sabbaths on March 15; and now we celebrate the second high Sabbath of that feast on March 21.
The idea of the children of Israel's leaving leaven out of their bread for one week came of two things; 1 It remembered their haste in leaving Egypt, when Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) delivered them from their bondage under the Pharaoh! And 2 it came to remember Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) ministry of truth, by which Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) delivered His children from their bondage to sin!
Leaving Egypt in haste to pursue their freedom, the children of Israel did not have the time necessary to let bread rise from yeast having been put into it; yeast's representing sin, it was not appropriate for the children of Israel to use it during the week that would begin with Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) death on the cross, when they would need to consider well what He did on the cross and why He did it.
Yeshua ha Mawshiyach told believing Jews: "31 If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed! 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free!"! (John 8:31 and 32)
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) prayed, to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) the Father: "For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth!" (John 17:19)
Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (The Messiah or Christ) then told Pilate, the Roman governor who would issue the order that He be crucified: "To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth! Every one who is of the truth heareth My voice!" (John 18:37)
As Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "Lamb of God" (John 1:29), Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) was then scourged and crucified; and His ministry of truth was fulfilled on a level never before seen on Earth! For the beautiful and innocent "Son of God" (Luke 1:35) was unjustly tortured and killed, exactly as thousands of innocent lambs had been sacrificed as a "sin offering" (Numbers 15:27) to fulfill Yahuah's requirement for His "atonement" (Verse 28) that the sinner witness that violence to innocence, which is the essence of sin!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His author, of those sacrifices, that they were "a figure for the time then present ... that could not make him who did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience!" (Hebrews 9:9) But a statement made by Him through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) attributed sufficient perfection to His atonement to make participants in it "righteous"! He said, through Yeshua:
Then, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His author, of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s death on the cross: "How much more shall the blood of Christ ... purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" (Hebrews 9:14)
One's "conscience" is defined as being one's "moral consciousness"! (Strong: Greek: 4893) It is one's sense of right and wrong! And that cannot exist without a truth by which to judge right and wrong; and Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) wrote, through His psalmist: "142 Thy law is the truth"; and "151 all Thy commandments are truth." (Psalm 119:142 and 151)
So Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s purging His children's consciences by allowing wicked men to do their worst to Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) brought a truth home to them, which is how terrible sin is and how willing He is to forgive it in the person who comes to "repentance"! (Matthew 9:13) Yeshua prayed, as He hung dying: "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do!"! (Luke 23:34)
To pray "Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors" (Matthew 6:12) requires one first to "repent" (Matthew 4:17), which means "think differently"! (Strong: Greek: 3340); and within this scriptural context it means to think differently about "sin" (1st John 3:4), which is "the transgression of the law"! (Verse 4)
So the purpose of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach's (the Messiah's or Christ's) laying down His life was to bring His children to think differently about breaking the commandments of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Torah or "law" through Yeshua through Moses, which is His "everlasting covenant" (Psalm 105:10) "with the house of Israel"! (Jeremiah 31:31) And the world would be a different kind of place, if more people were in "the house of Israel" and doing that.
I pray that this information I have given you is true in Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah's (I AM'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 (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) 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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