FINAL HOURS MINISTRY
620 W. Clarence Road
Harrison, MI 48625
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November 16, 2019
[How important Yahweh and Yahshua's names have come to be in the hearts of those who love Them. The phrase 'My name' appears 90 times in the old testament, 79 times it refers to Yahweh. This same phrase appears 32 times in the new testament and refers to Yahshua 30 times and to Yahweh 1 time [Ro. 9.17].
I feel like I am preaching to the choir for I know you all feel the same as I do, but have you ever tried to explain why to someone who does see the connection?]
(Joh 14:15 KJV) If ye love Me, keep My commandments.
[Have we been commanded where His name is concerned? Or is it our desire for a closer relationship that makes their names so dear?]
(Psa 91:14-16 KJV) Because He hath set His love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My name. 91:15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him My salvation.
[So far no commandment to know His name, but look at the benefits received if we use His name in prayer: deliverance, honor, satisfaction, and salvation. Yahweh plainly says this is a matter of love! Our love for Him!]
(Isa 58:6-14 KJV) Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? 58:7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? 58:8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the honor of YAHWEH shall be thy rereward. 58:9 Then shalt thou call, and YAHWEH shall answer; thou shalt cry, and He shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; 58:10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: 58:11 And YAHWEH shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. 58:12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on My set-apart day; and call the sabbath a delight, the set-apart of YAHWEH, honourable; and shalt honour Him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: 58:14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in YAHWEH; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of YAHWEH hath spoken it.
[When we fast it is to be for the breaking of the bonds of the flesh on the spirit. Then take what would have been spent and feed those less fortunate, and clothe the naked. Give up our selfish ways, the accusations against the brethren, and boasting.
When we do this Yahweh will bless us with guidance, save us from drought, and supply us with more than just our needs. He will also put those in our midst who will restore and rebuild the old ways, the original foundations of our faith in which we are to walk with assured safety in Yahweh's pleasure in us. When we do what is commanded we do nothing more than our duty. When we do more than is commanded we become pleasant children.]
(Isa 65:17-25 KJV) For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. 65:18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. 65:19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in My people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.65:20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die a hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. 65:21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. 65:22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of My people, and Mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 65:23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of YAHWEH, and their offspring with them. 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. 65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My set-apart mountain, saith YAHWEH.
(Rev 21:1-8 KJV) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 21:2 And I John saw the Set-apart city, new Jerusalem, coming down from Almighty out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of Almighty is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and Almighty Himself shall be with them, and be their Almighty. 21:4 And Almighty shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 21:5 And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 21:6 And He said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 21:7 He that over cometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his Almighty, and he shall be My son. 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whore mongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
[There are those that teach Isaiah 65 and Revelation 21 are speaking of the same exact time period. I have never been able to come to that conclusion for Isaiah speaks of death and sin being a part of everyday life, and Revelation states that sin and death no longer exist.
Isaiah does say the old will not be recalled, but perhaps this is a mixture of two periods? Certainly the earth will need to be recreated, and I look forward to the day I get to see it happen. But perhaps the next verses speak of the 1000 years of peace that will take place first, before the recreation?
Isaiah also speaks of the peaceful place being on His set-apart mountain, Revelation speaks of the seas disappearing and there is no limit put upon the place where peace will rein.
Never the less – Yea though He slay me I will trust Him and so should you!
If you also believe why would you not want to honor Him by knowing and properly using His name? Especially when He says it is important to Him?]
(Exo 20:24 KJV) An altar of earth thou shalt make unto Me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record My name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
(Exo 20:24 TS2009) ‘Make a slaughter-place of earth for Me, and you shall slaughter on it your ascending offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I cause My Name to be remembered I shall come to you and bless you.
(Exo 20:24 BBE) Make for me an altar of earth, offering on it your burned offerings and your peace-offerings, your sheep and your oxen: in every place where I have put the memory of My name, I will come to you and give you My blessing.
(Exo 20:24 DRB) You shall make an altar of earth unto Me, and you shall offer upon it your holocausts and peace offerings, your sheep and oxen, in every place where the memory of My name shall be: I will come to thee, and will bless thee.
[Notice that it is Yahweh who records, causes and puts His name in certain places, all and every place where He has caused His name to be.
In the Douay version it is where the memory still exists. But this is also being removed by man in their scriptures and hymns, as it is from many other places and books.
For many centuries Yahweh and Yahshua's true proper names have been withheld from the generations who would give them honor and worship. In the last 80+ years there has been an up turn in the searching out of the original worship of Yahweh and Yahshua. This is what has caused their names to once again be brought forth and given their proper respect. I believe this is just one of the many signs of His soon re-appearance.]
(Psa 91:14-16 KJV) Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. 91:15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him My salvation.
[Remember John 14.15 – if you love Me? And Psalms 91.14 – because he has known My name?]
(Joh 17:24-26 KJV) Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am; that they may behold My honor, which thou hast given Me: for thou lovedst Me before the foundation of the world. 17:25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known Thee: but I have known Thee, and these have known that Thou hast sent Me. 17:26 And I have declared unto them Thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith Thou hast loved Me may be in them, and I in them.
[I know many who feel and may have been taught that the original scriptures, as they existed in Yahshua's day, are no longer relevant to our walk today. It is true we have Yahshua's example and He walked in Torah every day of His life. But it is also true the Torah He walked in was the first five books of scriptures.]
(Act 15:17-21 KJV) That the residue of men might seek after the Master, and all the Gentiles, upon whom My name is called, saith the Master, who doeth all these things. 15:18 Known unto Almighty are all His works from the beginning of the world. 15:19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to Almighty: 15:20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach Him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
[How can we follow His example if we do not have the same foundation? The followers of Yahshua were also the followers of Torah as taught from the scriptures. If we want to get it right we need to study those same scriptures until they are second nature. When we have accomplished that we will be following Yahshua's example for He is the living Torah!. Yahshua taught those that followed Him His fathers name, for even then the religious leaders had hidden it and forbidden it to be spoken.
We are free moral agents and so it is our choice in this matter as in all matters! It is also one of the choices we will be judged on! Be sure you get it right for it is important not only to you, but to all who you influence, and that result will also be upon you if they follow where you lead, be good or ill.]