Worship: For Heaven’s Sake The United States of America has an ensign. It is the American flag. God has an ensign. It is the Sabbath, the seventh day of the week. And Satan has his. It is Sunday, the first day of the week.
“An ensign is a banner, a standard, a flag, ‘the colors,’ indicating nationality. When one nation is victorious over another, the conquering nation sets up its ensign, its ‘colors’ in the conquered territory, as evidence of its victory.” Any offender that tears down the ensign is considered a rebel and is at risk of severe punishment, “perhaps even. . .death.”
The Sabbath, as God’s ensign, is a day that God would have us honor. It is the day He has sanctified and the sign that we belong to Him. Everyone loyal to God will “protect it” and treat it with “due respect and reverence.”
Satan, the arch enemy of God, has set up his ensign by “substituting the first day of the week to take the place of the seventh day instituted at creation as ‘the Sabbath of the Lord.” Revelation 13:3 and 4 says that “the whole world wondered after the beast” and “worshipped the dragon which gave power to the beast.” Although Satan has succeeded in deceiving the world, “God’s holy day still stands as a memorial of His creative power.” And God will honor those who protect it and in due time, He will deal with offenders.
[The source of the segment is “The Sabbath, God’s Ensign” and “The Ensign of the Enemy” in Path to the Throne of God, by Sarah Elizabeth Peck. (PTG 183, 184 original. PTG 249 latest edition. PTG 139 online.) For additional details, listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons and hear him sing Hymn #279 “Only Trust Him.”]
Worship: For Health’s Sake Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, discussed five alarming facts about cheese, as revealed in an article published at onegreenplanet.org.
1. Cheese has become Americans’ largest source of saturated fat
“According to a 2010 article published by The New York Times, . . .Domino’s pizza with 40 percent more cheese contained about 2/3 the amount of your recommended daily intake of saturated fat — in just one slice!
2. Many cheeses are made using an animal stomach enzyme
“According to The Vegetarian Society, ‘The traditional source of rennet is the stomach of slaughtered newly-born calves. Vegetarian cheeses are manufactured using rennet from either fungal/bacterial sources or genetically modified micro-organisms.’”
3. Cheese can contain pus from cows’ bladder infections
“According to Peta, . . . ‘While cows suffer on factory farms, humans who drink their milk increase their chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and many other ailments.’”
4. Cheese can cause diabetes and heart disease
“According to the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, ‘one-fourth of an average 12-inch cheese pizza contains nearly 13 grams of fat, including 6 grams of saturated fat and 27 milligrams of cholesterol.’”
5. Cheesemakers spray on mold to make the rind
“Yes, that’s correct — cheese can contain mold content. For some cheeses like brie, cheesemakers will spray mold on to the surface to encourage the growth of white rinds.”
Thankfully, many dairy-free cheeses are available at grocery stores. Even better: You can make your own, using the suggestions of the Food Monster app, which has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day,” according to the article Pastor Flemons shared from onegreenplanet.org. TOR also has a cook book that includes making non-dairy cheese. It is called the Total Vegetarian Cookbook.
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TOPICS THIS WEEK – December 16 – 22
Worship Sunday – The Sabbath and the Seal; Monday – Ensigns of God and Satan
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Words of Encouragement
John 17:14, 15 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. (Also read Ye Shall Receive Power, YRP 360.)
1 Corinthians 15:10 By the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. (Also read My Life Today, ML 99.)