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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

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Shabbat Shalom!

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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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The Sixth Day

Nearly here – weekly shabbat – so thankful our Creator made such for us.  Of all the 10 commandments, the fourth one is relatively easy to keep (remember) in our culture.  I’m tired!  Lack of sleep from allergies and just the constant fighting it makes my body exhausted all the time.  Keeps me from being productive to be sure.

Eleven cows of the seventeen selected have been recorded in standing heat as of 6pm today.  There are a more who are shoving and being restless, so they will likely come in sometime before tomorrow.

Other than going to town to pickup kleenexes, drop of some papers at NRCS, swing by the bank for a quick visit with Tom Morris about his grandparents being the last caretakers of the Linn County Rest Home, located just a mile west of Linneus on Infirmary Hill, then to Twin Oaks Produce for a handful of groceries.  Had a nice visit with Fran Graff, whose daughter is also teaching in Dubai, though at a different school than our daughter.

Rick continues to take care of my cows on the farm north and west of Purdin – It will another month before I can stay outside for more than a few minutes at a time.  Will my cows forget me!?

Shabbat Shalom!

tauna

Israeli Salad in a Smoothie!

Official way of making Israeli Salad - for the smoothie, just chop in large pieces and whir together.
Official way of making Israeli Salad – for the smoothie, just chop in large pieces and whir together.

Got lazy this afternoon and thought i’d try making a smoothie of my Israeli salad ingredients rather than chopping them.  Use fresh organically grown when you can, bring veggies to room temperature for best flavour!

Here’s the recipe:

1 medium home grown cucumber

1/2 vine ripened tomato

1/2 medium sized green pepper (or red, or yellow, or orange)

1 tablespoon dried parsley.

1/2 tsp olive oil

1 tsp Real Salt

pinch of cinnamon

Now, my smoothie maker isn’t real strong, so i put in about half the cucumber, then all of the tomato and whirred that until smooth, then added the rest as it made room.  Oh, made about a pint of drinkable veggie smoothie.  Now to be real Israeli Salad, you’d need to add a bit onion as well.  I’ll do that next time.

Shabbat Shalom!

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Shabbat Shalom!

12 So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

13 Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure. 14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. 15 For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17 So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.

21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.  Romans 7:12-25

Shabbat Shalom!

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Shabbat Shalom!

Ashes has Shabbat nailed!  Boom!  Shabbat Shalom!

Genesis 2:

And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.   And on the seventh day God finished his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.  And God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it; because that in it he rested from all his work which God had created and made.


Exodus 20:

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.   Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work;  10 but the seventh day is a sabbath unto Jehovah thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 for in six days Jehovah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Jehovah blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.


AND WHAT DID JESUS DO?

Luke 4:

14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and a fame went out concerning him through all the region round about.  15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.  16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and he entered, as his custom was, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read.  17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And he opened the book, and found the place where it was written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, Because he anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor: He hath sent me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovering of sight to the blind, To set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.  20 And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down: and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him.  21 And he began to say unto them, To-day hath this scripture been fulfilled in your ears.  22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the words of grace which proceeded out of his mouth: and they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?  23 And he said unto them, Doubtless ye will say unto me this parable, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done at Capernaum, do also here in thine own country.  24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is acceptable in his own country.  25 But of a truth I say unto you, There were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine over all the land; 26 and unto none of them was Elijah sent, but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.  27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.  28 And they were all filled with wrath in the synagogue, as they heard these things;  29 and they rose up, and cast him forth out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might throw him down headlong.  30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way.  31 And he came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the sabbath day:  32 and they were astonished at his teaching; for his word was with authority.  33 And in the synagogue there was a man, that had a spirit of an unclean demon; and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 Ah! what have we to do with thee, Jesus thou Nazarene? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.  35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the demon had thrown him down in the midst, he came out of him, having done him no hurt.  36 And amazement came upon all, and they spake together, one with another, saying, What is this word? for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.  37 And there went forth a rumor concerning him into every place of the region round about.  38 And he rose up from the synagogue, and entered into the house of Simon. And Simon’s wife’s mother was holden with a great fever; and they besought him for her.  39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she rose up and ministered unto them.  40 And when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.  41 And demons also came out from many, crying out, and saying, Thou art the Son of God. And rebuking them, he suffered them not to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.  42 And when it was day, he came out and went into a desert place: and the multitudes sought after him, and came unto him, and would have stayed him, that he should not go from them.  43 But he said unto them, I must preach the good tidings of the kingdom of God to the other cities also: for therefore was I sent.  44 And he was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.