Worship: The 144,000 and the Great Multitude, Pt 1 / Wellness: Stress and Menopause


Worship: For Heaven’s Sake
Pastor Flemons says the 144,000 is not an exact or literal number of living saints at the coming of Christ. He believes the number is symbolic. He says that he believes the number is far greater than 144,000. Since the final work is to be greater than that of Pentecost, where 3,000 were saved in one day, 144,000 is mathematically too small a number to total those proclaiming the gospel together with those to be saved and alive when Jesus comes, says Pastor Flemons, who read several quotes from prophetic writings of Ellen G. White to support his claim. Nevertheless, he emphasized that agreement on exactly who the 144,000 really are is not a requirement to work together to God’s glory. Besides, he says that his opinion is that only God knows exactly who makes up the 144,000.

[For further details, please read Revelation 18:1; The Great Controversy, “The Final Warning,” GC 611; and Colporteur Ministry, CM 151.3 . Also, listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang Hymn 114, “There’s a Wideness.”]

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says that stress and menopause need to be understood in light of the REFRESHING way lifestyle. Disclosing the acronym point by point, he began with minimizing stress through Relying on God. Avoiding those things that cause physical stress or emotional stress, like worry, is essential.

Under stress, the adrenal glands produce an elevation of the hormone cortisol, says Pastor Flemons. The excess amount of cortisol lessens the amount of progesterone, which normally balances estrogen. But in this case, it leaves a dominance of estrogen in the body, even though there is not enough estrogen, which then lead to symptoms of menopause. Stress lessens the adrenal glands’ ability from making adequate amounts of estrogen. Hence, to avoid symptoms of menopause, minimize your stress.

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

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Sharing and Caring Time Sis. Maria shared a few more selections from “Watch and Pray,” Chapter 51, in the book The Power of Prayer. Every soul must constantly be on guard or fall prey to Satan’s deceptions.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers Listener 5514, who needs to be strategically placed where God would have her be. Therefore, please pray for special employment in her new location.

Please pray for Alison and Paul to successfully pass work-related tests today and for Alison to get the rest she needs after having stayed up all night. They add words of praise and thanksgiving for God granting them their own home space, in answer to previous prayers for them.

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – June 2 – 8

Worship  Sunday – A Pharisee Is Sad You See, Part 12; Monday – The 144,000 and the Great Multitude, Pt 1

Wellness  Sunday – News Flash for Hot Flashes; Monday – Stress and Menopause

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Words of Encouragement

1 Samuel 16:1 And the Lord said unto Samuel, … fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.   (Also read 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Conflict and Courage for June 3, CC 160.)

John 3:5, 6 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  (Also read With God at Dawn for June 3, WGD 156.)