Worship: Counsel on Broken Relationships / Wellness: Scleroderma

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  God requires us to love each other that others may know that we are His disciples. (Read John 13:35.) But He didn’t say there wouldn’t be conflicts, says Pastor Flemons. That’s why we can find in the Bible a guide for dealing with them. (Read  more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Scleroderma was once a rare condition, but now it is on the rise, says Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy. (Read more below.)

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Words of Encouragement

Isaiah 1:18-19  Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.

John 17:20-21  Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

Here is the process to peace when someone has offended you:

Matthew 18:15-17  Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

Stubbornness in sin is not tolerated by God and neither should be tolerated in the church. A refusal to repent of an offence or wrongdoing is satanic. That person shows by his or her stubbornly rude bearing that he or she is not a Christian and does not belong in the peaceful, loving family of God.

What if you learn that you are the offender? Whether it was intentional or not, there is a process to peace.

Matthew 5:23-25  Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

Loving peace is so critical to God that He will not accept our worship, unless we make sincere effort to be reconciled to our brethren. In fact, we must not worship without reconciliation. Like the disciples, we must learn this: “No one wins, until we all win.”

Galatians 6:10  As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

 

For Health’s Sake…

Scleroderma is a condition of the skin, where the skin thickens, because collagen grows and multiplies uncontrollably. Collagen is an elastic protein in the skin. Scleroderma is not cancer, although the cells do proliferate uncontrollably like cancer cells do.

When the skin thickens enough at the joints, the person loses the ability to bend at the elbows or fingers. The hands can’t close. The facial muscles can be so affected that they are inoperative. Scleroderma can really cause a lot of pain, says Pastor Flemons.

Doctors consider it one of the thousands of idiopathic diseases and don’t really know a solution for it. Having helped a number of victims with scleroderma, Pastor Flemons says it responds very well to detoxification and cleansing, as do most autoimmune diseases. There is a toxin, an abnormality, there–some imbalance, says Pastor Flemons, which is flushed out with cleansing and juicing and water fasting. And getting the proper nutrition really helps, he says.

After seven days, you can use the natural substance DMSO, if you are in those areas where it is legal. DMSO is a byproduct of wood. It is a powerful solvent, used in hospitals for bladder inflammation and is administered by catheter. Because it is listed as a drug, a prescription is needed. However, health food stores sell it in a creamlike substance, marked not for human use.

Because it is such a powerful solvent, it must be used with great care and not with any other chemical. Because of its illegal status in some areas of the world, Times of Refreshing does not use it and cannot recommend its use in those areas. But because it is being used, TOR wants to warn that DMSO should not be applied with rubber gloves or over stockings, as hosiery and rubber gloves can contain chemicals that will be absorbed into the bloodstream.

What TOR does recommend are herbs, such as valerian, white willow bark for cleansing and Jamaican dogwood for pain.

 

 

Worship: Unfortunate Fall / Wellness: Curing Diabetic Neuropathy

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  There is a simple method to avoid succumbing to Satan’s temptations. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Diabetic neuropathy occurs when the blood sugar has remained too high for too long. The reversal is not hard to do, says Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy, (Read more below.)

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Words of Encouragement

Exodus 15:2-3   The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him. The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name.

Psalm 18:32  It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

Guard your five senses. Pastor Flemons directed our attention to the original unfortunate fall on earth and asked that we note when the senses became involved in the following passage of Scripture.

Genesis 3:1-7

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

We find ourselves falling helplessly into sin when we allow our senses to linger on alluring sinful enticements. The tactics of our enemy have not changed. Satan tempts us only through our five senses. God wants us to guard all of them.

We must guard what aromas we inhale, what sounds and scenes we allow to captivate us, what we caress, and what we taste. They are the portals to our emotions.

“This will require earnest prayer and unceasing watchfulness. The abiding influence of the Holy Spirit will attract the mind upward to dwell on pure and holy things. ‘Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to Thy word.’ ‘Thy word,’ says the psalmist, ‘have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.'” Psalm 119:9, 11. (Ellen G. White, From Eternity Past, p.325.4)

 

For Health’s Sake…

First the diabetes must be controlled. To do this, lower sugar intake.

Cleanse the system so that the insulin will do its work of escorting glucose. Fasting is recommended.

Increase circulation using herbs and hydrotherapy. Warm and cold submersion treatments will do a lot to heal the body. Herbs like cayenne, ginkgo biloba, gotu kola, and horse chestnut are excellent to help increase circulation.

Pastor Flemons discussed TOR’s Very Close Veins Tonic, which contain herbs that will help overcome neuropathy, and said, “It’s not hard. It’s easy. It can be done.”

 

 

Worship: The Purpose of Trials / Wellness: Juice v Water Fast Pt 2

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Like typical parents and friends, we sometimes try to prevent trials for our loved ones, when the trial may be exactly what needs to happen to mold and shape them for the better. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Some believe water fasting is dangerous. People who have no appetite, like some cancer patients, particularly those on chemo, are more at risk of starving than those who do a water fast, says Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy.  (Read more below.)

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Words of Encouragement

Proverbs 21:21  He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

Isaiah 40:29  He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

Psalm 119:71  It is good for me that I have been afflicted that I might learn thy statutes.

Perhaps Peter was unaware of or had forgotten this scriptural text when he took hold of Jesus in protest of His impending crucifixion in the passage that follows:

Matthew 16:21-23  From that time forth Jesus began to shew unto his disciples how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

“Peter loved his Lord; but Jesus did not commend him for thus manifesting the desire to shield Him from suffering. Peter’s words were not such as would be a help and solace to Jesus in the great trial before Him. They were not in harmony with God’s purpose of grace toward a lost world, nor with the lesson of self-sacrifice that Jesus had come to teach by His own example. Peter did not desire to see the cross in the work of Christ. The impression which his words would make was directly opposed to that which Christ desired to make on the minds of His followers, and the Saviour was moved to utter one of the sternest rebukes that ever fell from His lips: “Get thee behind Me, Satan: thou art an offense unto Me: for thou savorest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” (Ellen G. White, Desire of Ages, p. 415.4, accessible at http://www.whiteestate.org/books/da/da45.html.)

Peter, in his ignorance, was only trying to protect Jesus, the Savior of the world. In reality, Peter was being used by Satan to keep Jesus from securing the plan of redemption. But Peter learned the wonderful, powerful lesson of growth through trials, says Pastor Flemons. This Peter is the same one who tells us in 1 Peter 4:12-19 that fiery trials are common to Christians to purge us of selfishness so that we become holy like God himself. Peter warns us not to murmur or complain, but to rejoice that we are “partakers of Christ’s sufferings,” because in the end we will share in His glory. He warns us also to be careful that our suffering be not because of our sin, but because of obedience to God.

Isaiah 48:10  Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

“Those who love their Redeemer will rejoice at every opportunity to share with him in humiliation, shame, and reproach. The love they bear their Lord makes suffering, for his sake, sweet; and they know that if they suffer with him they shall also reign with him in his glory. This experience of suffering for Christ’s sake is absolutely essential to the spiritual life of the Christian. There can be no true, vital godliness without seasons of trial and grief. We are chosen in the furnace of affliction, and the trial of our faith is more precious than gold.” (Ellen G. White, “Signs of the TImes,” January 13, 1888, par. 4)

 

For Health’s Sake…

With supervision, you can survive a water fast for up to 40 days, says Pastor Flemons. You must know how to function on a water fast. For instance, movements must be slow, never sudden or erratic, says Pastor Flemons. You may even require bed rest to complete the fast.

Drawing from the benefits of water fasting listed on the website of the Foundation of Gaian Studies, Pastor Flemons mentioned and commented on each of them. Some are listed here:

“Fasting has been shown to be one of the most effective methods for lowering blood pressure and normalizing cardiovascular function. Blood pressure tends to remain low in all those using fasting for cardiovascular disease once fasting is completed.

“Fasting is exceptionally beneficial in chronic cardiovascular disease and congestive heart failure.

“Fasting has been found effective in the treatment of type II diabetes, often reversing the condition permanently.

“A number of studies have found that fasting is beneficial in epilepsy, reducing the length, number, and severity of seizures. Fasting is especially effective for helping alleviate or cure childhood epilepsy.

“In a 1988 trial of 88 people with acute pancreatitis, fasting was found better than any other medical intervention.

“A number of studies have found that fasting is effective for treating both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

“Autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rosacea, chronic urticaria, and acute glomerulonephritis have all responded well to fasting.

“Severe toxic contamination has been shown to be significantly helped with fasting. Clinical trials have found that people poisoned with PCB experienced “dramatic” relief after 7-10 day fasts.

“Other diseases that have responded to fasting are: psychosomatic disease, neurogenic bladder, psoriasis, eczema, thrombophlebitis, varicose ulcers, fibromyalgia, neurocirculatory disease, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, bronchial asthma, lumbago, depression, neurosis, schizophrenia, duodenal ulcers, uterine fibroids, intestinal parasites, gout, allergies, hay fever, hives, multiple sclerosis, and insomnia.

Here’s why: “During fasting the body moves into the same kind of detoxification cycle that it normally enters during sleep. It uses its energy during a fast, not for digesting food, but for cleansing the body of accumulated toxins and healing any parts of it that are ill. As a fast progresses the body consumes everything that it can that is not essential to bodily functioning. This includes bacteria, viruses, fibroid tumors, waste products in the blood, any build up around the joints, and stored fat.”

 

“People Who Should Not Fast
Although most people can fast, there are a few who, because of special
conditions, should not.

* People who are extremely emaciated or in a state of starvation
* Those who are anorexic or bulemic
* Pregnant, diabetic women
* Nursing mothers
* Those who have severe anemia
* Those with an extreme fear of fasting
* Those with porphyria.”

Full article details are accessible at this link: http://www.gaianstudies.org/articles4.htm.

Worship: The Spiritual Significance of Sunday / Wellness: Juice v Water Fast, Pt 1

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Sunday is the day of sun worship in pagan tradition. Monday is the day of their moon worship. Sunday has a spiritual significance to Christians; but it may not be what you are thinking. This will likely surprise you. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Sometimes you need a juice fast. And sometimes you need a water-only fast. Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy, explains. (Read more below.)

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Words of Encouragement

Exodus 14:14  The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

2 Samuel 22:31  As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

Acts 17:31  Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

Sunday, the first day of the week, is the day all the world acknowledges that Jesus was raised from the dead. This same Sunday is the assurance that God will, through Jesus, judge the world. This same Jesus will represent us in the judgment, and He will be our Judge. Our assurance of that fact is that Jesus was raised from the dead.

Sunday is not God’s special day of worship for Christians, as many suppose. It’s spiritual significance was not to eclipse the fourth commandment. Thankfully, we don’t have to take our chances on suppositions when it comes to the will of God. The Bible is clear. Although we are to worship God every day (Psalm 55:17), He has instituted a special day when believers are to worship Him in spirit and truth together in the sanctuary. That day is the holy Sabbath of the Lord. It is the LORD’s day. From Friday evening to Saturday evening, the Sabbath of the Lord is to be observed (for example, Lev 23:32). It is the only day that is holy unto the LORD (Genesis 2:3). It is a sign between Him and His people that He is our God. (Read Ezekiel 20:12, 20.)

The judgment secures heaven for those who belong to God. Pastor Flemons says, “For that to happen, there must be a judgment. The spiritual significance of Sunday is that God raised Jesus on a beautiful Sunday morning to give assurance to all men that He would secure heaven by an investigative judgment for everybody who claims to want to be there.”

He further states, “The truth is the truth, whether you know it or not. The truth is the truth, whether you believe it or not.”

The fourth commandment of the Lord is this:

Exodus 20:8-11  Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do alll thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

 

For Health’s Sake…

Some believe only in juice fasting. They say that it’s dangerous to do a water-only fast. Some others believe that if you do a juice fast, you really aren’t fasting at all. “There are times for both,” says Pastor Flemons, “and they have their own benefits.”

Although Pastor Flemons does not recommend doing a water-only fast outside of supervision, he says that you can add years to your life by doing it. But first you must know the limitations of your own body.

Using an informative website on juicing for the day’s topic on juice fasting, Pastor Flemons was quick to say that this doesn’t mean that he endorses everything on the site. It simply means that he doesn’t believe in reinventing the wheel.

Juicing-for-health.com/benefits-of-juice.html lists the following benefits of juicing:

  1. 1. The digestive system is given a well-deserved rest.

2. You experience increased and improved mental clarity.

3. You experience enhanced emotional, physical and spiritual sensitivity.

4. You experience rapid and safe weight loss.

5. You experience increased energy level and vitality.

6. You experience healing of chronic diseases caused by years of poor diet and lifestyle.

7. You experience reduced nasal stuffiness and congestion.

8. You will have a clearer/glowing complexion.

9. You will have reduced water retention.

Although many other benefits of juice fasting can be listed, Pastor Flemons concentrated and commented on those listed here and will focus on water fasting in the next wellness segment.

Worship: Sugar Doesn’t Make You Sweet / Wellness: Sugar Makes You Hypoglycemic

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Be careful of what you eat. Volatile behavior during church board meetings, in the home, in social circles, and elsewhere can be traced to dietary abuses. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake   When you eat sugar and foods that break down into simple sugars, your blood sugar or glucose is elevated. Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy, explains what happens and more. (Read more below.)

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Words of Encouragement

Philippians 4:8  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Deuteronomy 28:9  The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

“Eat so that you develop a character like God,” says Pastor Flemons. Do not eat hot and spicy foods, nor unclean foods, like the flesh of dead animals. Eating hot, spicy and fleshy foods make you irritable and easily angered. Eating largely the flesh of dead animals, according to one in the sexual pleasure industry, sustained the appetite for such behavior. That fits the instinctive behavior of animals, says Pastor Flemons.

Church Trials—The abuses of the stomach by the gratification of appetite are a fruitful source of most church trials. Those who eat and work intemperately and irrationally, talk and act irrationally. It is not necessary to drink alcoholic liquors in order to be intemperate. The sin of intemperate eating—eating too frequently, too much, and of rich, unwholesome food—destroys the healthy action of the digestive organs, affects the brain, and perverts the judgment, preventing rational, calm, healthy thinking and acting. In order for the people of God to be in an acceptable state with him, where they can glorify him in their bodies and spirits, which are his, they must with interest and zeal deny the gratification of appetite, and exercise temperance in all things. Then they can comprehend the truth in its beauty and clearness, and carry it out in their lives, and by a judicious, straight-forward course give the enemies of our faith no occasion to reproach the cause of truth.” CTBH 155.3  (Ellen G. White and James White, Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene, p. 155.3)

“The controlling power of appetite will prove the ruin of thousands, who, if they had conquered on this point, would have had the moral power to gain the victory over every other temptation. But those who are slaves to appetite will fail of perfecting Christian character. The continual transgression of man for over six thousand years has brought sickness, pain, and death as its fruit. And as we draw near the close of time, Satan’s temptations to indulge appetite will be more powerful, and more difficult to resist.” CTBH 154.2 (Ellen G. White and James White, Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene, p. 154.2)

Proverbs 28:21  To have respect of persons is no good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

If we are slaves of appetite, we will never develop the character of Christ, says Pastor Flemons.

1 Corinthians 10:31  Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

 

For Health’s Sake…

When the blood sugar rises, the body responds by secreting insulin into the bloodstream to lower the sugar. But when this happens so regularly, the body goes awry. When sugar is excessive, the body secretes large amounts of insulin. This drops the sugar too low, causing hypoglycemia.

This causes the adrenal glands to become stressed, and they secrete adrenaline as a response to foods, when this should only happen in times of real danger. Adrenaline causes the stored sugar in your liver and muscles to be converted back into glucose, which is blood sugar. When adrenaline is secreted in response to dietary habits, an abnormal habitual pattern is formed: the body develops a survival mechanism. You find that you are operating in a fight or flight mode too frequently.

This is abuse, says Pastor Flemons. The body has become skittish. This process is too stressful for the body. Mood swings, irritability, and impatience are the result. It is the same effect as a nicotine addiction. In fact, says Pastor Flemons, “You can be mentally ill, because your blood sugar is not regulated.” If you have hypoglycemia, you are much better off eating whole grains, nuts, seeds and lots of raw vegetables. Because of the sugar in fruits, even fruits must be temporarily avoided until the body has normalized. This may take 30 days.

Genesis 1:29 KJV – And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

 

 

Worship: A Willing Mind / Wellness: A Made-Up Mind

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  There is a science to victory. It begins with a willing mind. Pastor Flemons explains. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  The story of Daniel’s fortitude in doing God’s will in the face of serious and deadly opposition preserved his health and positioned him for greatness in the court of King Nebuchadnezzar. Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy, explains. (Read more below.)

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Words of Encouragement

Romans 8:32  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Psalm 94:22  But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

When you are faced with your own deficiencies and you have a willing mind to do the right thing, God accepts your willingness and makes up for your deficiencies. There is power in your will.

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.

“God can save from the guttermost to the uttermost,” says Pastor Flemons. But first, we must simply be willing. The problem is that a lot of people are not willing. If we are not willing, nothing can happen for us. “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still,” says Pastor Flemons.

You may not feel as though you have the strength to do what is necessary for victory. But the gospel does two things: God does for us what we could not do for ourselves. And He does in us what we could not do by ourselves. Described another way, these two things are justification and sanctification.

Here is how it happens:

“In the work of redemption there is no compulsion. No external force is employed. Under the influence of the Spirit of God, man is left free to choose whom he will serve. In the change that takes place when the soul surrenders to Christ, there is the highest sense of freedom. The expulsion of sin is the act of the soul itself. True, we have no power to free ourselves from Satan’s control; but when we desire to be set free from sin, and in our great need cry out for a power out of and above ourselves, the powers of the soul are imbued with the divine energy of the Holy Spirit, and they obey the dictates of the will in fulfilling the will of God.” (Ellen G. White, Desire of Ages, p. 466, accessible at this link: http://www.whiteestate.org/books/da/da51.html.)

This is how to become one with Christ. This is how the power of the will becomes linked with divine power. This is how humanity borrows divinity for victory over sin.

For Health Sake…

This test for Daniel seemed all about the diet. But it ended in being so much more.

Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Daniel 1:12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.

Pulse means legumes, such as peas and beans–“mostly vegetables, foods that grow from the ground,” says Pastor Flemons. Daniel requested a plant-based diet. He refused the royal table of flesh as food and wine as drink. Interestingly, it only took ten days to prove the values of both diets.

Daniel 1:17-20  As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king. And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.

“For every day of their fast,” says Pastor Flemons, “God multiplied their blessings.”

A willing mind leads to a made-up mind. As a result, God caused Daniel to be elevated to heights beyond expectation. Many people die unnecessarily because their minds aren’t really made up to eat the way God designed as described in the Bible.

Times of Refreshing Wellness Retreats begin with ten days of feasting on vegetable juices that supply a high dose of nutrients to the body to rid the body of harmful toxins. Simultaneously, the nutrients nourish and strengthen the immune system, and the body begins to heal itself. In ten days, guests can see a change for better health. This improvement helps them graduate to a made-up mind to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

We must plan to eat well and be determined to have better health. But it all begins with a willing mind: a basic requirement of wellness retreat guests.

 

Worship: “When the enemy comes in like a flood…” / Wellness: Man-Made Diseases

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Have you ever gotten too close to a lion? Even now, are you feeling uncomfortably close to your enemy? The Bible describes our enemy, Satan, as a roaring lion (1 Peter 5:8). When you’re feeling too close to life-threatening trouble, here’s what can you do. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  One of the best things we can do for ourselves is to stay healthy. It is so much easier to stay healthy than to get well. Keeping the immune system strong is the key barrier against disease. (Read more below.)

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A SPECIAL 10-DAY WELLNESS RETREAT ADDED THIS YEAR: DECEMBER 5-15. [Corrected dates]

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Words of Encouragement

Zephaniah 3:15  The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.

Micah 7:7-8  Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

“You can do absolutely nothing!” says Pastor Flemons. You’ve gotten too close. You are completely helpless now. Only God can help you. That’s why God promised to do something about it.

Isaiah 59:19 (last part)  When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

The problem is often that we were not vigilant enough during the quiet times of relative safety. We are warned to remain sober and watchful, because our enemy, Satan, is as a roaring lion, roaming about seeking to “devour” whoever is vulnerable (1 Peter 5:8). Too often, would-be victims have wandered away from safety and have exposed themselves to temptations that could suddenly overwhelm them.

The thing to remember about Noah’s ark is that those who survived the worldwide flood were already in the ark when it was dry–before the first drop of rain ever descended. This graphic description of the flood, as told in the book Patriarchs and Prophets, is a startling example of the paralyzing fear of impending doom.

“As the violence of the storm increased, trees, buildings, rocks, and earth were hurled in every direction. The terror of man and beast was beyond description. Above the roar of the tempest was heard the wailing of a people that had despised the authority of God. Satan himself, who was compelled to remain in the midst of the warring elements, feared for his own existence. He had delighted to control so powerful a race, and desired them to live to practice their abominations and continue their rebellion against the Ruler of heaven. He now uttered imprecations against God, charging Him with injustice and cruelty. Many of the people, like Satan, blasphemed God, and had they been able, they would have torn Him from the throne of power. Others were frantic with fear, stretching their hands toward the ark and pleading for admittance. But their entreaties were in vain. Conscience was at last aroused to know that there is a God who ruleth in the heavens.” (PP 99.3) 

When we are in the flood like that, says Pastor Flemons, “There is nothing humanly possible that could be done. There is no way to survive.” In such times, “we don’t have to try to do anything.”

The time to be saved is now–while there is still an opportunity.

(“The Flood,” a chapter in Ellen G. White’s Patriarchs and Prophets, may be accessed and read at this link: http://www.whiteestate.org/books/pp/pp7.html.)

 

For Health’s Sake…

Another barrier against disease is trusting God, rather than man. Blind trust in man, regardless of their expertise, can be deadly. There are too many examples of blind trust that resulted in death.

Unfortunately, there is a sad medical history of scientific research, involving man-made diseases. The author of Emerging Viruses and Vaccinations, Dr. Leonard Horowitz, a Harvard graduate, exposed the fact that HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) was made in a laboratory and shipped to Africa. Zambians, among many others, have testified of daily deaths from HIV. Interestingly, HIV destroys the immune system, the body’s central defense system. Once the immune system is destroyed, the body has no defense against any disease.

Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy, says look for those who are following God’s plan before you venture to have any kind of confidence in doctors, whether they be MDs, PhDs or NDs. Remember the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. It’s actual name was “Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male.” The research was based on the campus of Tuskegee University. The men, residents of Macon County, Alabama, were never told “of the debilitating and the life-threatening consequences” of the so-called treatments, nor “the impact on their wives, girlfriends, and children they may have conceived once involved in the research.” They weren’t even offered penicillin or the option to quit the study. (Visit this link for more details: http://www.tuskegee.edu/about_us/centers_of_excellence/bioethics_center/about_the_usphs_syphilis_study.aspx.)

Similarly, the White Coat Study, referred to by Pastor Flemons, involved men who trusted the government. This time, it was the military: The US Army. Officially known as Operation White Coat, the top secret study involved “a group of American soldiers — conscientious objectors — who volunteered to expose themselves to deadly viruses and bacteria, rather than go to war.” Although a 2003 PBS episode features glowing remarks from participants who say they would do it again, that is not the case with at least one of those interviewed for the PBS special and the one bitter participant Pastor Flemons personally knew. (For more details, visit this link: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2003/10/24/october-24-2003-operation-whitecoat/15055/.)

These are the last days, and we have been warned about these times, says Pastor Flemons:

2 Timothy 3:1 -5

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

 

Worship: Decency & Order / Wellness: A Day at the Retreat

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  The Bible is replete with life instructions to enhance our lives, if we would heed them. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Just in case you’ve tried to picture what a day at one of our wellness retreats is like, this segment is for you. Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy, shared a sample schedule, which is adjusted according to the needs of the guests. (Read more below.)

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A SPECIAL 10-DAY WELLNESS RETREAT ADDED THIS YEAR: DECEMBER 4-15.

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Words of Encouragement

John 6:37  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

Jeremiah 33:2-3  Thus saith the Lord the maker thereof, the Lord that formed it, to establish it; the Lord is his name; Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

“Christians are supposed to be decent people,” says Pastor Flemons.

The Bible promotes decency. Pastor Flemons says, “Christians are not rude and crude people.” The job of the Holy Spirit is to soften traits of character. He also described an experience among Christianized people who participated in obnoxious, unChristian and criminal behavior. People who have been cultured to spray graffiti all over public facades may become Christianized and begin to spray so-called Christian graffiti any and everywhere, including on private property.

Heaven is an orderly place. You only have to look at time prophecies (now history) to know that God does things on time. The true Christian will be decent and orderly, says Pastor Flemons. It doesn’t help to be orderly but be indecent or decent and disorderly. God so designed it that time and space are important to our lives.

1 Corinthians 14:40  Let all things be done decently and in order.

 

For Health’s Sake…

The first day at a TOR wellness retreat is the first day of a 10-day juice feast, which is a highly nutritious drink given to guests periodically throughout the day. The juice serves two purposes. It strengthens the immune system and helps detoxify the bloodstream. It supplies the body with a high dose of nutrition that cannot be gotten by simply eating. The immune system can begin to attack the disease immediately and destroy disease-causing toxins in the bloodstream.

Per the need, enemas will be given to cleanse the colon. This is a critical part of healing, as at least 70 percent of the immune system is in the gastrointestinal tract. A colon, filled with undigested and unreleased excrement, is a storehouse of disease-causing agents.

Herbal teas are given to help the body heal itself, by cleansing the seven channels of elimination. The teas also help calm and soothe the nervous system. Daily nature walks have a wonderful calming effect, aid in digestion, and allow communion with the Creator, our heavenly Father.

Labs on the first day help gauge individual challenges and needs. Labs on the last day help gauge individual progress and success. Massages and botanical wraps help aid in the elimination of toxins, and they aid in healing and relaxation.

A health class is held daily, often with the viewing of a health film. Prayer and Bible study are also offered daily. As the day begins early, with a warm glass of lemon water, the day ends early with a quiet evening of fellowship and relaxation.

Overall, the process allows a sense of refreshment and rejuvenation and health.

The next 17-day wellness retreat begins October 31, followed by a final special year-end, 10-day retreat December 4.

 

Worship: Empty, Swept and Garnished / Wellness: Wrong Antibiotics

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  When you overcome something, you must fill that space with something good. If you don’t, you will return to the old thing with an intensity you will likely not overcome. You will be worse than at the first. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  “When science disagrees with Scripture, go with Scripture,” says Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy.  “Science is only now catching up with Scripture.” Meanwhile, people are struggling in a losing battle against evolving superbugs, he says. (Read more below.)

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PRAY today. SHARE THIS PRESENTATION on your social media sites, by copying and pasting the URL. DONATE on this site. HELP expand this ministry.

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Words of Encouragement

Matthew 9:27-29  And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

John 14:1-3  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

Matthew 12:43-45  When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. (https://www.bible.com/bible/1/mat.12)

The key to avoiding this wicked state is in constantly submitting ourselves to the Holy Spirit of God that we may be filled with His presence and have the mind of Jesus Christ.

This passage from Ellen G. White’s The Desire of Ages explains:

“When the soul surrenders itself to Christ, a new power takes possession of the new heart. A change is wrought which man can never accomplish for himself. It is a supernatural work, bringing a supernatural element into human nature. The soul that is yielded to Christ becomes His own fortress, which He holds in a revolted world, and He intends that no authority shall be known in it but His own. A soul thus kept in possession by the heavenly agencies is impregnable to the assaults of Satan. But unless we do yield ourselves to the control of Christ, we shall be dominated by the wicked one. We must inevitably be under the control of the one or the other of the two great powers that are contending for the supremacy of the world. It is not necessary for us deliberately to choose the service of the kingdom of darkness in order to come under its dominion. We have only to neglect to ally ourselves with the kingdom of light. If we do not co-operate with the heavenly agencies, Satan will take possession of the heart, and will make it his abiding place. The only defense against evil is the indwelling of Christ in the heart through faith in His righteousness. Unless we become vitally connected with God, we can never resist the unhallowed effects of self-love, self-indulgence, and temptation to sin. We may leave off many bad habits, for the time we may part company with Satan; but without a vital connection with God, through the surrender of ourselves to Him moment by moment, we shall be overcome. Without a personal acquaintance with Christ, and a continual communion, we are at the mercy of the enemy, and shall do his bidding in the end.” (DA, 324)

Pastor Flemons warns, “You cannot go to heaven empty, swept and garnished.”

 

For Health’s Sake…

Reviewing the NBCNews.com article, “Wrong Antibiotics Prescribed Half the Time, Report Finds” Dr. Flemons says in effect you cannot fix the effects of toxins using toxic drugs. Use safe, natural antibiotics. They will not add the toxins that made you sick in the first place.

The Bible is a sure word. The leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations, as we are told in Revelation 22:2. The herbs Dr. Flemons suggests to fight toxins include garlic, echinacea, oil of oregano, and colloidal silver (10ppm). These keep superbugs from growing. “We need to try to follow a different method,” says Dr. Flemons.

With that Pastor Flemons provided a recipe for a natural antibiotic: Rocket Fuel. It can be accessed at this link: http://torwm.org/natural-remedies/rocket-fuel/.

Full NBC article details can be accessed at this link: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health- news/wrong-antibiotic-prescribed-half-time-report-finds-n671881.

 

 

 

Worship: Why God Can’t Bless Your Efforts / Wellness: How to Grow Sprouts

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Pastor Flemons mentioned three reasons why God can’t bless your efforts.  (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Follow the link below to step-by-step instructions with visuals for sprouting seeds at home. Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy, did. (Read more below.)

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Words of Encouragement

John 7:37-39  In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

1 Peter 3:8-9  Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

1. You aren’t doing anything. When you do nothing, that is exactly what God will bless: nothing.

We have a mission to spread the gospel. The right arm of the gospel is the health message. You must meet the needs of the people first. The greatest need that they know they have is healing from their illnesses. This is a work that can be done by weaving it into whatever your normal work is: sharing with others how to be healthy.

Fear paralyzes us into doing nothing for the slightest excuse. Joshua 1:9 encourages us to be strong and courageous, trusting that God will be with us. “Do it, if God is in it,” says Pastor Flemons.

2. You are doing things your own way.

We must follow God’s principles in everything that we do, if we want to have God’s favor. God cannot bless us in sin. We can have skeletons in our closet, because our past sins are our skeletons. What we cannot have is secret sins: current sins that we are cherishing. Everything that we think, say or do must be in harmony with the will, the word, and the law of God, says Pastor Flemons.

Joshua lets us know that the word of God must govern our lives in every way. We tend to mess up when we follow our own counsel. We need to be more like Jesus, who only did the will of His Father in heaven.

Joshua 1:8  This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

This is the only way to really prosper.

3. You give up too early.

If you know God is calling you to do what you are doing, and it doesn’t appear that all the money is flowing and all the help is coming, wait on the Lord, says Pastor Flemons. It will come. Search your heart to be sure that you are doing everything the way He wants you to. Then wait.

The story of Joseph is a wonderful example. He was imprisoned because of false accusations. It took patience, but Joseph went from prisoner to prime minister in a very short time, after a very long wait. Do it God’s way, and then wait on Him. We must simply obey Him and trust Him during the wait.

For Health’s Sake…

This is a wonderful site for the first-time sprouter who wants to eat healthy but must watch the budget very closely. The hardest part of sprouting is remembering to rinse the sprouts daily. You may need to be creative for help with that, but everything else is figured out for you. Just follow these simple directions:

1) Soak 1-2 T. of sprouting seeds for at least 8 hours in fresh, cool water in a wide mouth mason jar.

2) Drain and rinse the sprouts.

3) Repeat Step 2 for 3-5 days, until your sprouts are ready to eat.

Visit the link below to see how the sprouts should look over the 5-day period.

How to Grow Sprouts at Home