Worship: Watching and Praying / Wellness: White Bread and White Sugar

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  The Bible says that we should watch and always pray. But too many do not understand what prayer really is. Therefore, Pastor Flemons discussed what it really means to pray.

Reading a passage of Steps to Christ, Pastor Flemons said, “Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him.” {SC 93.2}

“What should we be watching and praying for?” asked Pastor Flemons.  “That we do not enter into temptation,” he answered. We are to vigilantly  watch for the various ways Satan can entice us or overpower us to sin. We must stay as far away from temptation as possible. When we get rid of the temptation to sin, we get rid of sin. The love of God, however, must reign supreme in our hearts and be the motive for all we do.

“The Scriptures admonish us to ‘pray without ceasing.’ This does not mean that we are to spend all of our time on our knees in formal prayer. It does mean that we must live and serve our Lord in the atmosphere of prayer.” {Pr 1.1}

It means that we must keep an atmosphere of heavenly communication about us. In this way, we remain open to His divine guidance.

“Prayer is the channel of communication between our souls and God. God speaks to us through His word; we respond to Him through our prayers, and He always listens to us. We cannot weary or burden Him by our frequent heart to heart communications.” {Pr 1.2}

We are not to be monkish and hide ourselves from society. “When men take themselves out of social life, away from the sphere of Christian duty and cross bearing; when they cease to work earnestly for the Master, who worked earnestly for them, they lose the subject matter of prayer and have no incentive to devotion.” {SC 101.1}

“Unceasing prayer is the unbroken union of the soul with God, so that life from God flows into our life; and from our life, purity and holiness flow back to God….” {CSA 27.6}

[For additional details, please read Ephesians 6:10-18; Matthew 26:41; Galatians 5:16; 1 Peter 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:17Adventist HomeAH 127Prayer, Pr 1; A Call to Stand Apart, CSA 27; Steps to Christ, SC 93; SC 100, 101. Also, listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang Hymn 671, “As We Come to You in Prayer” and Hymn 499, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”]

Worship: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says that white bread and white sugar cause constipation and become a toxic load on your system. Whole grains, however, do not cause constipation, and they do not load your system with toxins.

For a graphic demonstration, Pastor Flemons recommends watching his film “The Whiter the Bread, the Sooner You’re Dead.” He also told of one of the best uses of white bread: to prevent leaks in pipes, while plumbers do their work. When white flour products are introduced into the human body, the system really gets clogged, he says. They lock toxins in the body and slow down transit time from the entrance point to the exit point. During this slower crawl of food through the tube, bacteria, fungus, and viruses gather. This is what causes a stomachache and eventually diarrhea, which is the body’s effort to expel the toxins with a quick flushing action.

Pastor Flemons says you should consider replacing the white flour products, including pastas, with whole grains. Consider millet, barley, spelt, and quinoa. Then he told of a simple way to make a “ground beef”-like dish with another whole grain: bulgur.

(For further details, please listen to the recording.)

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – January 13 – 19

Worship  Sunday – Sword of the Spirit; Monday – Watching and Praying

Wellness  Sunday – Curing Sore Throats; Monday – White Bread and White Sugar

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Words of Encouragement

Hebrews 7:25  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. (Also read Conflict and Courage, CC 20.)

Psalm 11:4  The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven; his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. (Also read With God at Dawn, WGD 16.)

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