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 Sabbath of
2018 April 7
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20180407.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 Hayah'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, a friend of mine who attends an Apostolic church tried to tell me, the other day, that Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) or "Jesus", as he calls Him, did not exist prior to having been born into the world by Mary! So I took my friend to the the Gospel According to John:
My friend was ready for that, claiming that the name "Word" was the translation of a word meaning "plan"! But how does a "plan", a mere idea in the mind of God, go about making "all things"!
Let us go to Strong's Concordance and see what he has to say about "the Word":
There we have it: "The Word" about Whom John was writing was translated from the Greek "logos", which means "something said", and, as used by John, "the Divine Exxpression" we have come to know as "Christ"! And, were my friend here, I would have to ask: Where is the "plan" to which you refer?
Not having John's writing before me, I did not have the benefit of his third verse: "All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made."
When we compare that making of "all things" to the bible's Creation Story, we find that "God said, Let there be light: and there was light." (Genesis 1:3)
We are able to understand that process better, when we go to Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s explanation of the relationship that exists between the three Persons of the Godhead, especially in matters of creation:
I have long wondered how ha Kodesh Ruach, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy Spirit, could "come", when without Him life as we know it would cease to exist! For all the amazing and complex functions of life necessarily are His work! For this reason I see this "coming" of "the Spirit of Truth", of which Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) spoke, as being a special way of expressing Himself, as Yeshua then described!
Adapting this to the Creation Story, we have what "the Father hath", which would include His image of light! And, since "all things that the Father hath are" Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s, He said, "Let there be light"; and ha Kodesh Ruach, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s Holy Spirit, took the light of which Yeshua had spoken and showed it to whomever was alive at that time!
But how could any of that have happened, if, as my friend was insisting, "Jesus" was not even a conscious being at the time of the Creation?
We have another interesting thing that was said by Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ: He said, to "the Jews" (John 8:51) "Before Abraham was, I AM!" (Verse 58) "I AM" (Exodus 3:14) was the name for Himself that He gave Moses, when He was calling Him to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt! But how could He have done that, had He not existed prior to Mary's giving Him birth? He said:
The word "sent" is the translation of a word meaning: "to dispatch" (Strong: Greek: 3992) And my online Merriam-Webster Dictionary tells me that "dispatch" means "to send off or away with promptness or speed"! How can someone not yet existing be "sent" or "dispatched"? Never did Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) say, My Father "made" Me or "created" Me. It was always "sent" Me. For instance, He said:
John the Baptist had some choice words to say about Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ):
How more clear can language be than to speak of Him "Who cometh from Heaven"? But let us continue with the words of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) concerning Himself:
How does a created man claim that, being "of God" he "hath seen the Father", when He Who "is of God" declared that no man "hath seen the Father"? And does that not make, of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), Someone far greater than a "created man"? He said:
What person needs to be made or created who "came down from Heaven"? We have heard John the Baptist testify of Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)! Now let us hear from Yeshua concerning John and Himself:
Yes, there are those scriptures that prophesy Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ)'s coming! But His statement relates to all scriptures, those He commanded His audience to search! They - all of them - "are they which testify of Me"! How could that be, unless He, as Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s "Word" (John 1:1), was the One Who gave them to the ones who wrote "the scriptures"? Mark wrote:
Matthew wrote of the same incident but a little differently:
David, who wrote the psalm, lived a thousand years before Mary bore Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) into the world! And he wrote in past tense - "Yahuah said to my Lord." Was that a prophetic scenario in which Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) would some day say that to Yeshua? Or was it David's reporting of what Yahuah had already said to Yeshua? Take your pick! Bible prophecy has its challenges!
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, not to mention our ministry of practical helps for the disadvantaged!
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