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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

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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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Salamanca: Language and Intercambios

Can a mom’s heart burst with pride, frustration, and worry at the same time?

Enter Wonderland

Only two weeks late, here’s an update on my life in Salamanca!

Today marks the end of my first month in Spain.  Thus far, it’s been a rollercoster of emotions, which is uncomfortable to hear from a guy, but whatever.  Honestly, there are many days where it’s hard to find the will to get out of bed and face my roommates (who are Mexican, though they speak excellent English).  The largest barrier is language: no amount of mental exercises can prepare you for the difficulty of live in another one.  Living here is giving me a peek into the daily life of an introvert, I do believe.

We’ve all heard those stories, the ones where the stupid American says something funny in another language by accident.  Unfortunately for me, I’ve become the stupid American in too many of those stories.  They started before I left the States, when I told…

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Jerusalem has become a cup of trembling…. Buckle your seat belt!

Serious considerations

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israel-and-the-palestinians-united-nations-mapIt is hard to understate the enormity of recent happenings regarding the fate of Jerusalem.  I am still trying to process it all, but I do think it safe to say that we, mankind, have crossed a threshold into prophetically uncharted waters.

If you have not heard, on Kislev 23, 5777, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334 that condemns any Israeli activity beyond its 1967 borders.  Further, the Resolution gives teeth to the international body to begin using lawsuits and eventually military action against not only Israel, but any who would side with her.  According to the enforceable text of the Resolution, the Old City, the Western Wall as well as multiple Jewish suburbs around Jerusalem now belong to a non-existent people group commonly called ‘Palestinians.’

The political intrigue leading up to its passing is an interesting study in multiple characters. 

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Saints, according to Scripture…

Pretty clear….

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Here is a YouVersion image from good friend, Steve King. How do the Scriptures define ‘saint?’ You may have the testimony of Yeshua, but do you keep the commandments of God?

Malachi 4 says the generation in the days of Elijah will keep the Law of Moses… EVEN the statutes and ordinances!!

Got Torah? Might be a good time to investigate…

http://bible.com/59/rev.14.12.ESV

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French Cheese Braid (Natte)

Here’s an easy, delicious, and gorgeous recipe i tried for the first time and was pretty successful!  Taken from my old Betty Crocker International Cookbook.  When i posted it on facebook, a friend noted that it would make a great Challah bread for Shabbat and some of YHWH’s Feasts!  Unbeknowst to me at the time, the little write up for the recipe in the cookbook suggested exactly that!

French Cheese Braid

“The rich yellow dough used to make this braid (the French call it natte) is similar to the Jewish holiday bread called Challah, but somewhat richer in flavor and flecked with bits of cheese.  It is delicious as a luncheon or light supper bread served with soup and salad.”

1 package active dry yeast (i use 1 tablespoon)

3/4 cup warm water (105F to 115F)

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon Real salt

3 eggs

1/2 cup butter, softened

3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

6 ounces Swiss or Gruyère cheese, shredded or diced (about 1 1/2 cups) (i use mozzarella or cheddar)

olive oil

1 egg yolk

2 tablespoons water

Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl.  Stir in sugar, salt, eggs, butter, and 2 cups of the flour.  Beat until smooth.  Stir in enough remaining flour to make the dough easy to handle.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. (I use my Kitchenaid mixer with a dough hook).  Place in a greased bowl; turn greased side up.  (i spray the dough and bowl with my Misto olive oil sprayer and leave the dough in the same mixing bowl).  Cover; let rise in a warm place until double, 1 to 2 hours.  Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.  (If you can’t find a warm spot in your house, set the bowl in a bowl or pan of hot water)

Punch down dough; knead in cheese until well distributed.  Divide into 3 equal parts.  Roll each part into a rope, 15 inches long.  Place ropes together on lightly greased cookie sheet.  Braid ropes gently and loosely; do not stretch.  Pinch ends to fasten; tuck under securely.  Brush lightly with oil.  Let rise until double, 40-50 mintues.  (May have to set your sheet on top of the pan of hot water again)

Heat oven to 375F, Beat egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water slighty; brush over braid.  Place on oven rack below center of oven.  Bake until braid sounds hollow when tapped, 25 to 30 minutes.  If braid is browning too quickly, cover loosely with aluminum foil.

My experience is that this baked fully at 25 minutes and the braid needs covering at about the 18 minute mark.

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I mix then let rise in the same bowl.
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Braided before second rising

 

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After baking

This is perfect bread to accompany soup!

Cheers!

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Shabbat Shalom (High Sabbath for Sukkot)

Whether you began Sukkot yesterday evening or this evening, whether you follow one of the Jewish calendars, or set your calendar by the siting of the moon, we all are seeking to honor and worship our Heavenly Father on His set-apart, holy days – His Feasts, seasons,  – His moadim.  As the fullness of time continues, perhaps the knowledge will be so that we all celebrate together.  However, when the King of Kings returns to set up His Kingdom,  we will be of one accord in singing the praises of the one true YHWH on His Appointed times.  Praise Yah, the Messiah and Redeemer, Who takes away the sin of the world.

The Lawless Pharisees  by 119 Ministries