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Sabbath Day to Keep Holy

Once again Kit Pharo, Pharo Cattle Company, boldly expounds the holiness of God (YHWH) in his Sabbath Day Devotions.

Sabbath Day Devotion

June 2, 2018

The First Memorial Day Celebration –

Last week, we discussed the Memorial Day celebration that takes place in America to honor those who died fighting in one of America’s wars.   As I pondered this, it dawned on me that God, the creator of the universe, established a weekly memorial day of his creative power and ability.   Unfortunately, most of mankind pretty much ignores this memorial day.

 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so, on the seventh day he rested from all his work.   And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.   (Genesis 2:2-3)

 Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.   Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God.   On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates.   For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day.   Therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.   (Exodus 20:8-11)

The Sabbath (seventh day) was given to mankind at the close of creation by God himself as a memorial of his creative power.   God blessed it and made it holy.   Later, God reestablished the importance of the Sabbath when he gave us his Ten Commandments.   The Fourth Commandment (above) is the only one of the ten that begins with the word “remember” – and yet it is the only one of the ten that has all but been forgotten and ignored by most of today’s so-called Christians.   If God did not intend for us to remember the Sabbath day and to keep it holy, why did he give us the Fourth Commandment?

 Many of today’s so-called Christians teach that we now only have Nine Commandments.   In doing so, I believe they are gravely in error.   You may or may not agree… but I am convinced, now more than ever, that God’s Ten Commandments represent HIS standard of holiness – they always have and they always will, at least until heaven and earth disappear (Matthew 5:17-18).

 I have no trouble acknowledging the fact that I can only be saved by God’s grace through my faith in Jesus (Ephesians 2:8-9).    It is impossible for me to be good enough to deserve God’s gift of salvation.   It is impossible for me to earn God’s gift of salvation.   I cannot be saved by obeying the Ten Commandments, because it is impossible for me to perfectly obey them.   From God’s perspective (when he looks at my heart and my mind), I have broken all of his Ten Commandments.

 Even though I cannot be saved by obeying God’s Ten Commandments, I firmly believe I should do my best to obey them – all of them.   Why?   Because they represent God’s standard of holiness.   Disobeying them would be wrong.   If I love God and if I love Jesus, I will obey their commandments (John 14:15, I John 2:3-4 and I John 5:1-3).

Now… don’t get all bent out of shape about what day you GO to church.   I don’t care what day you GO to church – and I don’t think God cares what day you GO to church.   Instead of just GOING to church, I encourage you to start BEING the church.   I realize that BEING the church is a new concept to most of today’s so-called Christians – but that is exactly what God had in mind when he created the church.

 Don’t just GO to church; BE the Church

 Kit Pharo

Pharo Cattle Co.

Cheyenne Wells, CO

Phone: 1-800-311-0995

Email: Kit@PharoCattle.com

Website: www.PharoCattle.com

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By Your Spirit, YHWH!

Zechariah 4:6 ….This is the Word of
YAHWEH to Zerubbabel, saying, Not
by might, nor by power, but by My
Spirit, says YAHWEH of Hosts.

Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Your Spirit ft. Kierra Sheard

Shabbat Shalom!

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Sabbath Day Devotion – Kit Pharo

Sabbath Day Devotion

April 8, 2017

Was Jesus a Vegetarian?

I had someone ask me if Jesus was a vegetarian.   That is a question I have never thought much about.   Apparently there are some in the vegan world promoting this concept.
Answer: Jesus was not a vegetarian.   The Bible records Jesus eating fish in Luke 24:42-43.   In Luke 22:7-15, we are told that Jesus ate the Passover meal with his disciples.   This meal included the Passover lamb.

I would like to say that Jesus was a big beef eater, but I cannot find any scriptures to support that way of thinking.   However, when Jesus tells the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32, he said the “father killed the fattened calf” to celebrate the return of his son.

After the flood, God gave mankind permission to eat meat (Genesis 9:1-3).   God has never rescinded this permission.

With that said… there is nothing wrong with a Christian being a vegetarian.   The Bible does not command us to eat meat.   The Bible does say, though, that we should not force our convictions about this issue on other people or judge them by what they eat or do not eat (Romans 14:1-3).

Don’t just GO to church; BE the Church

Kit Pharo

Pharo Cattle Company

Cheyenne Wells, CO

Phone: 1-800-311-0995

Email: Kit@PharoCattle.com

Website: www.PharoCattle.com

 

Get ‘er Done!

Sometimes, we are stymied or overwhelmed by the number of tasks we have before us and sometimes, we are just being plain old lazy!  There are Scriptures which address that sluggardness.  Shake it off and get crackin’!   Analysis paralysis runs rampant in our culture.  You know how we, as parents, hear from our children ‘there’s nothing to do!’  Oh, mercy, that is music to our hears!  😉  (My children learnt at a very young age to never say that and as young adults, they know that there is also something to accomplish or improve.)

Here are some tasks that are easily put off, but are imperative!  (This list can be applied to ANYTHING; the car, pickup, office, shop, barn, you name it, it needs cleaning and organising!)  GET ‘ER DONE!  (The Scriptures even address cleanliness for our own good)

  1. Throw all the bedclothes, curtains, drapes, rugs, doilies, etc next to the washing machine and start a load of mattress pad or sheets.
  2. While those are washing/drying, clean out every single drawer, box, hanger, and throwaway or give away if you haven’t used it or worn within the past year or less.   Most stuff will be trash.  Papers, magazines, articles – throw them away!  If in doubt, throw it away.  Work fast or you’ll get bogged down and not complete the job!
  3. Keep the washing machine and dryer going!
  4. Now vacuum the mattress – both sides and the box springs (if you have one), vacuum each and every nook and cranny of the room; ceiling, corners, edges, drawers, closet.
  5. Scrub down and/or dust every nook and cranny, this includes floors, floor and ceiling trim.  If you have a lot of knick knacks that need dusting, consider giving them away. Take this opportunity to lighten your future workload!
  6. Keep the washing machine and dryer going!
  7. Wash windows, mirrors, and glass inside and out.
  8. Haul out trash to recycle or burn or take to dumpster.
  9. Keep the washing machine and dryer going!
  10. Make minor repairs as needed and make a list of supplies needed to make larger repairs.  Don’t lose the list!
  11. Put mattress pad and/or sheets back on the bed, rehang curtains, lay out rugs, whatever you have.
  12. The room should flow smoothly from start to finish with no stopping if you move along and keep the washing going and you’ve probably lightened the load in the room by half in dust, grime, and junk.  How relaxing!
  13. Boom!  One room down – now for the next.  Yeah, there’s something to do.

 

Remember, that giving away items to a non-profit organisation will garner you a tax deduction.  Ask for a form that will record the items and value.

Have Fun!

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Difficult verses in the ‘Christmas’ story, p.1

Looking forward to all the ‘parts’. Enjoy this first teaching.

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This is the time of year when most of Christendom is focused on the advent of the Messiah of Israel, commonly called Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ.  In churches and in homes Scriptures from the Old and New Testament will be read that detail the coming of the Long Expected One.  Most of us have heard these verses so many times that they almost flow off of our tongues as they are being read to us…  We know the flow and the rhythm to the point that they offer incredible comfort.  A halcyon warmth embraces us and we float on the river of sweet memories and blessed promises.  But, do we really pay attention?

Have you ever noticed that there are some verses in these beloved Scriptures that really really challenge the historical understanding of the story and at times confront even major tenets in the theological narrative…

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Read through the Bible

The start of a new year is a great time to begin reading or listening to the Scriptures.  Torah Portions is a perfect platform for accomplishing the blessing of reading/listening through the Bible in about a year.

In the Beginning – this week.

The link above is provided by TorahFamily.org.  Also find them on Facebook TorahFamily

Shabbat Shalom!

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Weekly Torah Portion – wikipedia