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Worship: If I Was A Roman Catholic, I Would Read The Spirit Of Prophecy / Wellness: How To Rely On God For Healing

If I Was A Roman Catholic, I Would Read The Spirit Of Prophecy by pastor Shelem Flemons

As we now see the Pope in His LaDauto Si Encyclical enouraging the world to join the push for climate change as an act of loyalty to God, those with eyes to see can clearly discern the nearness of Sunday laws as a way to appease an angry God who has unleashed the Lion of nature to punish the world for desecrating Sunday. Ellen White wrote the following long before this pope was born:

David prayed, “It is time for Thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void Thy law.” This prayer is no less pertinent at the present time. The world has gone astray from God, and its lawless state should strike terror to the heart, and lead all who are loyal to the great King to work for a reformation. The papal power has thought to change the law of God by substituting a spurious Sabbath for that of Jehovah; and all through the religious world the false sabbath is revered, while the true one is trampled beneath unholy feet….  

It is on the law of God that the last great struggle of the controversy between Christ and His angels and Satan and his angels will come, and it will be decisive for all the world…. Men in responsible positions will not only ignore and despise the Sabbath themselves, but from the sacred desk will urge upon the people the observance of the first day of the week, pleading tradition and custom in behalf of this man-made institution. They will point to calamities on land and sea—to the storms of wind, the floods, the earthquakes, the destruction by fire—as judgments indicating God’s displeasure because Sunday is not sacredly observed. These calamities will increase more and more, one disaster will follow close upon the heels of another; and those who make void the law of God will point to the few who are keeping the Sabbath of the fourth commandment as the ones who are bringing wrath upon the world. This falsehood is Satan’s device that he may ensnare the unwary.—The Southern Watchman, June 28, 1904. . ChS 155.1-ChS 155.2

How To Rely On God For Healing – by Pastor Shelem Flemons

  1. Study the Bible daily for at least a half hour.  Continually increase your Bible study time.
  2. It is best to study the scriptures as soon as you awaken in the morning. Also, it is good to meditate upon the scriptures before going to bed.  
  3. As you study, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you into all truth.
  4. Have devotion with your family morning and evening.  Family devotion may consist of songs, prayer, Bible or inspired reading and discussion.     
  5. When you find a Bible promise, believe it as though it has already happened.
  6. Promises of healing should be committed to memory.  Some of these healing promises are found below.

Exodus 15:26

2 Chronicles 7:14

Jeremiah 30:17

Jeremiah 17:14

Psalm 103:1-3

3 John 2

Isaiah 57:18-19

James 5:14-15

The healing miracles of Jesus should also be studied.  The following table gives the main texts for the healing miracles of Christ.  Study each one carefully and draw principles from Christ’s example.

John 4:43-54 The nobleman’s son Mark 1:29-31 Peter’s mother-in-law

John 5:1-15 The invalid at Bethesda Mark 1:40-45 First healing of leprosy

Mark 2:1-12 Paralytic lowered through the roof Mark 3:1-6 Man lowered through the roof

Luke 7:1-10 Man with a withered hand Luke 7:1-10 The centurion’s servant

Matt. 9:27-31 Two blind men Matt. 9:32-34 A dumb demoniac

Matt. 12:22-32 Blind and dumb demoniac Mark 5:25-31 Woman with an issue of blood

Mark 7:31-37 Deaf-mute of Decapolis Mark 8:22-26 Blind man near Bethsaida

John 9:1-41 Man born blind Luke 13:10-17 Crippled woman

Luke 14:1-4 Man with dropsy Luke 17:11-19 Ten lepers

Mark 10:46-52 Blind Bartimaeus Luke 22:50-51 Malchus’ ear

God’s promises, described in the Bible as “exceeding great and precious,” are the means by which we place our trust in Him. “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust,” 2 Peter 1:4. When I believe God’s promises, I first of all “Believe that He is,” that is to say that I believe that God exists and therefore is able to heal me.  I must also believe that “He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him,” Hebrews 11:6.  This means that I believe not only that God is able, but that He is thrilled with the thought of healing me if my recovery will bring glory to His name.  He loves to reward the diligent seeker. 

What does diligent seeking mean? “Faith without works is dead,” James 2:26.  We are to cooperate with God in the work of health restoration.  We are to be obedient to the health principles in the Bible in order to have true faith.  A faith that does not incorporate works, “obedience,” is dead faith, and God cannot use this faith to heal the body, mind or soul. We are to accept His promises as though the gift has already arrived.  The power is in the promise!  “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God,” 2 Corinthians 7:1. Jesus told the two blind men these words, “According to your faith, be it unto you,” Matthew 9:29.

Sharing and Caring by Sister Maria Flemons

power of prayer by ellen g white

Ch. 36- When and How Will God Answer Prayer? Scripture Text: Matt 7:7,8

“In some instances of healing, Jesus did not at once grant the blessing sought. But in the case of leprosy no sooner was the appeal made than it was granted. When we pray for earthly blessings, the answer to our prayer may be delayed, or God may give us something other than we ask; but not so when we ask for deliverance from sin. It is His will to cleanse us from sin, to make us His children, and to enable us to live a holy life.” The Ministry of Healing, p 70

“There are precious promises in the Scriptures to those who wait upon the Lord. We all desire an immediate answer to our prayers and are tempted to become discouraged if our prayer is not immediately answered. Now, my experience has taught me that this is a great mistake. The delay is for our special benefit. We have a chance to see whether our faith is true and sincere or changeable like the waves of the sea. We must bind ourselves upon the altar with the strong cords of faith and love, and let patience have her perfect work.” Counsels on Health, p 380, 381

“God does not always answer our prayers the first time we call upon Him; for should He do this, we might take it for granted that we had a right to all the blessings and favors He bestowed upon us. Instead of searching our hearts to see if any evil was entertained by us, any sin indulged, we should become careless, and fail to realize our dependence upon Him, and our need of His help.” SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 2, p 1035

“Throughout his married life, Zacharias had prayed for a son. He and his wife were now old, and as yet their prayer had remained unanswered; but he murmured not. God had not forgotten. He had his appointed time for answering this prayer, and when the case seemed hopeless, Zacharias received his answer…. God had not forgotten the prayer of His servants. He had written it in His record book, to be answered in His own good time.” SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 5, p 1114

today’s prayer requests

Special Caller – Prayer for husband’s health, birthday and family.

Sister asked prayer for doctor appointment.

Sister asked prayer for continuous leg healing.

Sister asked prayer for catering event job that the Lord will blessed her hands and sustain her.

continued prayer

Prayer for all to begin the cleansing work of allowing the Lord reveal your true heart condition so that sin can be eradicated from your life and you can then be transformed into His Perfect Image. Do the cleansing prayer work now! Jesus is soon to come!

Worship: When I have preached to others / Wellness: 10 day Juice Feast

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WHEN I HAVE PREACHED TO OTHERS – BY PASTOR SHELEM FLEMONS

The Apostle Paul took the wind out of the sail of hypocrisy by determining to practice what he preached. This is what He said.

1 Corinthians 9:27 KJVS
[27] But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

In this message Pastor Flemons encourages us to apply the same principles to our own churches that we apply to those whom we evangelize. We should continue to study for ourselves, continue to be noble Bereans and verify that what leaders teach is the truth.

When we settle into ease and stop growing in this way, we become Laodecian.

10 day juice feast – by Pastor shelem flemons a doctor of biblical wellness

Today’s wellness segment was an encouragement to repeat the 10 day juice feast. This feast alkaline the blood, flushes out toxins and gives the cells super nutrition. We were encouraged to drink 3 quarts or 3 pints of vegetable and fruit juice.

Sharing and Caring by Sister Maria Flemons

Power of prayer by ellen G White

Ch. 36 – When and How Will God Answer Prayer? Scripture Text: Matt. 7:7-8

“Another element of prevailing prayer is faith. “He that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6. Jesus said to His disciples, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24. Do we take Him at His word?”
“The assurance is broad and unlimited, and He is faithful who has promised. When we do not receive the very things we asked for, at the time we ask, we are still to believe that the Lord hears and that He will answer our prayers. We are so erring and short-sighted that we sometimes ask for things that would not be a blessing to us, and our heavenly Father in love answers our prayers by giving us that which will be for our highest good—that which we ourselves would desire if with vision divinely enlightened we could see all things as they really are. When our prayers seem not to be answered, we are to cling to the promise; for the time of answering will surely come, and we shall receive the blessing we need most. But to claim that prayer will always be answered in the very way and for the particular thing that we desire, is presumption. God is too wise to err, and too good to withhold any good thing from them that walk uprightly. Then do not fear to trust Him, even though you do not see the immediate answer to your prayers. Rely upon His sure promise, “Ask, and it shall be given you.”” Steps To Christ, p 96

“While you prayed in your affliction for peace in Christ, a cloud of darkness seemed to blacken across your mind. The rest and peace did not come as you expected. At times your faith seemed to be tested to the utmost. As you looked back to your past life, you saw sorrow and disappointment; as you viewed the future, all was uncertainty. The divine Hand led you wondrously to bring you to the cross and to teach you that God was indeed a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Those who ask aright will receive. He that seeketh in faith shall find. The experience gained in the furnace of trial and affliction is worth more than all the inconvenience and painful experience it costs.” Testimonies for the Church, Vol., p 415

continued prayer

Prayer for all to begin the cleansing work of allowing the Lord reveal your true heart condition so that sin can be eradicated from your life and you can then be transformed into His Perfect Image. Do the cleansing prayer work now! Jesus is soon to come!

Worship: Meat to Eat Continued -Truth About Tithe / Wellness: How To Re-Establish Right Conditions in the System

I send this matter to you so that you shall not make a mistake. Circumstances alter cases. I would not advise that anyone should make a practice of gathering up tithe money. But for years there have now and then been persons who have lost confidence in the appropriation of the tithe, who have placed their tithe in my hands, and said that if I did not take it they would themselves appropriate it to the families of the most needy ministers they could find. I have taken the money, given a receipt for it, and told them how it was appropriated.  {2MR 100.2}

     I write this to you so that you shall keep cool and not become stirred up and give publicity to this matter, lest many more shall follow their example. –Letter 267, 1905, pp. 1, 2. (To Elder Watson, Jan. 22, 1905.)  {2MR 100.3}

     I have seventy-five dollars from Brother _____, tithe money, and we thought that it would be best to send it along to the Southern field to help colored ministers. . . . I want it specially applied to the colored ministers to help 

                                    -101- 

them in their salaries.–Letter 262, 1902, p. 1. (To Elder and Mrs. J. E. White, Oct. 23, 1902; Biography Vol. 5, p. 396.)  {2MR 100.4}

     You ask if I will accept tithe from you and use it in the cause of God where most needed. In reply I will say that I shall not refuse to do this, but at the same time I will tell you that there is a better way. It is better to put confidence in the ministers of the conference where you live and in the officers of the church where you worship. Draw nigh to your brethren. Love them with a true heart fervently, and encourage them to bear their responsibilities faithfully in the fear of God. “Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity” [1 Tim. 4:12].–Letter 96, 1911 (Published in The Early Elmshaven Years, p. 397.)  {2MR 101.1}

All the means is not to be handled by one organization or agency

Do not worry lest some means shall go direct to those who are trying to do missionary work in a quiet and effective way.  All the means is not to be handled by one agency or organization.  There is much business to be done conscientiously for the cause of God. Help is to be sought from every possible source.  There are men who can do the work of securing means for the cause, and when these are acting conscientiously and in harmony with the counsels of their fellow-laborers in the field which they represent, the hand of restraint is not to be laid upon them.  They are surely laborers together with Him who gave His life for the salvation of souls  ( Spaulding and Magan Collection, Paragraph 7, p.421.)

There are those who have means, and who will give large and small sums.  Have this money come direct to your destitute portion of the vineyard.  The Lord has not specified any regular channel through which means should pass.  ( Spaulding and Magan Collection, Paragraph 4, p.498.)

The Lord has blessed the work that J.E. White has tried to do in  the South.  God grant that the voices which have been so quilckly raised to say that all the money invested in the work must go through the appointed channel at Battle Creek, shall not be heard.  The people to whom God has given his means are amenable to him alone.  It is their privilege to give direct aid and assistance to missions.  It is because of the misappropriation of means that the Southern field has no better showing than it has today.  ( Spaulding and Magan Collection, Paragraph 7, p.176.)

The arrangement that all the moneys must go through Battle Creek and under the control of the few men in that place is a wrong way of managing.  There are altogether too many weighty responsibilities given to a few men, and some do not make God their counselor.  What do these men know of the necessities of the work in foreign countries?  How can they know how to decide the questions which come to them asking for information?  It would require three months for those in foreign countries to receive a response to their questions, even if there was no delay in writing.  (Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers Paragraph 1, p.321).

Means should not be withheld even if the institution is not bound to the conference.

And in the matter of the Madison school, there has been a standing off from then because they were not under the ownership and control of some conference.  This is a question that should sometimes be considered, but it is not the Lord’s plan that means should be withheld from Madison, because they are not bound to the conference. (Manuscript Release, Vol. 8, paragraph 3, p. 202).

Sharing and Caring by Sister Maria Flemons

power of prayer by ellen g white

Ch. 36 – When and How Will God Answer Prayer? Scripture Text: Matt 7:7,8

“Ask, then; ask, and ye shall receive. Ask for humility, wisdom, courage, increase of faith. To every sincere prayer an answer will come. It may not come just as you desire, or at the time you look for it; but it will come in the way and at the time that will best meet your need. The prayers you offer in loneliness, in weariness, in trial, God answers, not always according to your expectations, but always for your good.” Gospel Workers, p 258

“The lessons that God sends will always, if well learned, bring help in due time. Put your trust in God. Pray much, and believe. Trusting, hoping, believing, holding fast the hand of Infinite Power, you will be more than conquerors.
True workers walk and work by faith. Sometimes they grow weary with watching the slow advance of the work when the battle wages strong between the powers of good and evil. But if they refuse to fail or be discouraged they will see the clouds breaking away and the promise of deliverance fulfilling. Through the mist with which Satan has surrounded them, they will see the shining of the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness.
Work in faith, and leave results with God. Pray in faith, and the mystery of His providence will bring its answer. At times it may seem that you cannot succeed. But work and believe, putting into your efforts faith, hope, and courage. After doing what you can, wait for the Lord, declaring His faithfulness, and He will bring His word to pass. Wait, not in fretful anxiety, but in undaunted faith and unshaken trust.” Testimonies for the Church, Vol.7, p 245

today’s prayer request

Special Caller – Unspoken requests.

Continued Prayer

Prayer for all to begin the cleansing work of allowing the Lord reveal your true heart condition so that sin can be eradicated from your life and you can then be transformed into His Perfect Image. Do the cleansing prayer work now! Jesus is soon to come!


Worship: Meat To Eat That Ye Know Not Of / Worship: Assist Nature to Expel Toxins

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Jesus explained that His meat was to do His Father’s will and finish His work.

John 4:31-35 In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.  32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. 33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?  34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

The Father’s will is sanctification which is holy living free from sin according to 1 Thess. 4:3

Malachi 3:8-12 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.  9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.  10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.  12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts. 

The Support of Medical Missionaries From the Tithe

     He [Kellogg] says if no means is allowed to carry the message by medical missionary laborers into the churches, he shall separate the tithe that is paid into the Conference, to sustain the medical missionary work. You should come to an understanding, and work harmoniously. For him to separate the tithe from the treasury would be a necessity I greatly dread. If this money in tithe is paid by the workers into the treasury, why, I ask, should not that amount be apportioned to the carrying forward of the medical missionary work?–Letter 51a, 1898, p. 1. (To Uriah Smith and G. A. Irwin, June 6, 1898.)  {7MR 366.1}

NOTE:  SOME OF THE TITHE IN THE CONFERENCE WAS TO BE USED TO SUPPORT THE MEDICAL MISSIONARY WORKERS.  WHEN IT WAS NOT, THE PROPHET OF GOD ACKNOWLEDGED THAT IT WAS NECESSARY FOR PEOPLE TO SEPARATE TITHE AND GIVE IT DIRECTLY TO MEDICAL MISSIONARY LABORERS.

The Lord’s Servant Used Tithe To Support Laborers Who Were Neglected

     It has been presented to me for years that my tithe was to be appropriated by myself to aid the white and colored ministers who were neglected and did not receive sufficient properly to support their families. When my attention was called to aged ministers, white or black, it was my special duty to investigate into their necessities and supply their needs. This was to be my special work, and I have done this in a number of cases. No man should give notoriety to the fact that in special cases the tithe is used in that way.  {2MR 99.3}

     In regard to the colored work in the South, that field has been and is still being robbed of the means that should come to the workers in that field. If there have been cases where our sisters have appropriated their tithe to the support of the ministers working for the colored people in the South, let every man, if he is wise, hold his peace.  {2MR 99.4}

     I have myself appropriated my tithe to the most needy cases brought to my notice. I have been instructed to do this, and as the money is not withheld 

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from the Lord’s treasury, it is not a matter that should be commented upon, for it will necessitate my making known these matters, which I do not desire to do, because it is not best.  {2MR 99.5}

     Some cases have been kept before me for years, and I have supplied their needs from the tithe, as God has instructed me to do. And if any person shall say to me, Sister White, will you appropriate my tithe where you know it is most needed, I shall say, Yes, I will; and I have done so. I commend those sisters who have placed their tithe where it is most needed to help to do a work that is being left undone. If this matter is given publicity, it will create a knowledge which would better be left as it is. I do not care to give publicity to this work which the Lord has appointed me to do, and others to do.  {2MR 100.1} To be continued…..

Sharing and Caring By Sister Maria Flemons

Power of prayer by Ellen G White

Ch. 35 – When and How Will God Answer Prayer? Scripture Text: Matt 7:7,8

“I saw that the servants of God and the church were too easily discouraged. When they asked their Father in heaven for things which they thought they needed, and these did not immediately come, their faith wavered, their courage fled, and a murmuring feeling took possession of them. This, I saw, displeased God.
Every saint who comes to God with a true heart, and sends his honest petitions to Him in faith, will have his prayers answered. Your faith must not let go of the promises of God, if you do not see or feel the immediate answer to your prayers. Be not afraid to trust God. Rely upon His sure promise: “Ask, and ye shall receive.” God is too wise to err, and too good to withhold any good thing from His saints that walk uprightly. Man is erring, and although his petitions are sent up from an honest heart, he does not always ask for the things that are good for himself, or that will glorify God. When this is so, our wise and good Father
hears our prayers, and will answer, sometimes immediately; but He gives us the things that are for our best good and His own glory. God gives us blessings; if we could look into His plan, we would clearly see that He knows what is best for us and that our prayers are answered. Nothing hurtful is given, but the blessing we need, in the place of something we asked for that would not be good for us, but to our hurt.
I saw that if we do not feel immediate answers to our prayers, we should hold fast our faith, not allowing distrust to come in, for that will separate us from God. If our faith wavers, we shall receive nothing from Him. Our confidence in God should be strong; and when we need it most, the blessing will fall upon us like a shower of rain.
When the servants of God pray for His Spirit and blessing, it sometimes comes immediately; but it is not always then bestowed. At such times, faint not. Let your faith hold fast the promise that it will come. Let your trust be fully in God, and often that blessing will come when you need it most, and you will unexpectedly receive help from God when you are presenting the truth to unbelievers, and will be enabled to speak the word with clearness and power. It was represented to me like children asking a blessing of their earthly parents who love them. They ask something that the parent knows will hurt them; the parent gives them the things that will be good and healthful for them, in the place of that which they desired. I saw that every prayer which is sent up in faith from an honest heart will be heard of God and answered, and the one that sent up the petition will have the blessing when he needs it most, and it will often exceed his expectations. Not a prayer of a true saint is lost if sent up in faith from an honest heart. Testimonies for the Church, Vol 1., p 120, 121

today’s prayer requests

Special Caller – Prayer for TORSOE Ministry, Family, Daughter, Granddaughter, two friends in need of a new heart and a new liver and for us all to have new hearts spiritually as we prepare for the soon return of Jesus.

continued prayers

Prayer for all to begin the cleansing work of allowing the Lord reveal your true heart condition so that sin can be eradicated from your life and you can then be transformed into His Perfect Image. Do the cleansing prayer work now! Jesus is soon to come!

Worship: When Your Liberties Are Gone… / Wellness: Correct Wrong Habits

When your liberties are gone by pastor Shelem Flemons

Mark 16:14-18 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.  15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

The above verses let us know that as we spread the gospel correctly, the medical missionary work will be a part of that work. The following quotation lets us know of the importance of medical missionary work in the ensuing crisis.

“As religious aggression subverts the liberties of our nation, those who would stand for freedom of conscience will be placed in unfavorable positions. For their own sake, they should, while they have opportunity, become intelligent in regard to disease, its causes, prevention, and cure. And those who do this will find a field of labor anywhere. There will be suffering ones, plenty of them, who will need help, not only among those of our own faith, but largely among those who know not the truth.” { Counsels on Health, p. 506.1}

correct wrong habits by dr. Shelem flemons, (doctor of biblical wellness)

The book Ministry Of Healing gives us the four steps to take in recovery from disease.

“In case of sickness, the cause should be ascertained. Unhealthful conditions should be changed, wrong habits corrected. Then nature is to be assisted in her effort to expel impurities and to re-establish right conditions in the system.” { Ministry Of Healing, p 127.1}

Habits are repeated actions. Therefore, in order to correct wrong habits, we must have correct health destructive habits. Some of the main violations that we engage in are the eating of animal products and refined foods. We also must drink more water and less sugary beverages. We must go to bed on time and get regular exercise. What is most important is the habit of relying on God and not man.

Psa. 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.  9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes. 

Sharing and Caring by Sister Maria Flemons

power of prayer by ellen g White

Ch. 36-When and how will god answer prayer?

“God has sent us to work in His vineyard. It is our business to do all we can. “In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that.” We have too little faith. We limit the Holy One of Israel. We should be grateful that God condescends to use any of us as His instruments. For every earnest prayer put up in faith for anything, answers will be returned. They may not come just as we have expected; but they will come, not perhaps as we have devised, but at the very time when we most need them. But, oh, how sinful is our unbelief! “If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” Testimonies for the Church, Vol.3, p 209

“Christ’s two days’ delay after hearing that Lazarus was sick was not a neglect or a denial on His part…. This should be an encouragement to us…. We are to rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. The answer to our prayers may not come as quickly as we desire, and it may not be just what we have asked; but He who knows what is for the highest good of His children will bestow a much greater good than we have asked, if we do not become faithless and discouraged.” Sons and Daughters of God, p 92

today’s prayer requests

Special Caller – Sis Betty prayer for family member’s health and her relocation to new home.

continued prayer

Prayer for all to begin the cleansing work of allowing the Lord reveal your true heart condition so that sin can be eradicated from your life and you can then be transformed into His Perfect Image. Do the cleansing prayer work now! Jesus is soon to come!

Worship: The Gospel Commission / Wellness: How To Change Unhealthful Conditions

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The gospel commission

In Luke 9:1,2, Jesus performed two important actions. He gave two important gifts. He promised victory over two critical enemy. Finally, He sent them to perform His two-fold method of labor.

Luke 9:1-2 KJVS
[1] Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. [2] And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

The first action Jesus performed was calling His disciples. This gave them a command to understand their purpose. The second important action was to unify His disciples. This was accomplished by calling them “together.” Christ will work through those who are unified on a platform of truth while they exemplify His Spirit.

The first gift was power. This is needed in order to have the energy and resources to overcome the evil one. The second gift was authority. This gives us the right to exercise the power already granted. We are authorized of heaven.

The first enemy that is overcome is all devils. Because devils are the fallen angels that tempt us, the power and authority we receive, is to overcome all sin. The second enemy is disease. Thus is part of the gospel commission to overcome diseases. This is why the medical missionary work is not an option. It is a necessity.

Therefore Christ sent His disciples to preach and to heal. This is the gospel commission.

How to change unhealthful conditions by dr. Shelem Flemons (Doctor of biblical wellness)

The second step to wellness is to change unhealthful conditions. To understand what this primarily refers to, think of the senses of sight, hearing, and smelling. The sensory input to these organs should be healthful. That which we see, hear and smell should be healthful and uplifting. Living next door to a landfill would tend to be an unhealthful condition. Hearing loud, rock music would also be an unhealthful condition.

Sharing and Caring by Sister Maria Flemons

power of prayer by Ellen G White

Ch.35-Depend Not On Feelings

“Many make a serious mistake in their religious life by keeping the attention fixed upon their feelings and thus judging of their advancement or decline. Feelings are not a safe criterion. We are not to look within for evidence of our acceptance with God. We shall find there nothing but that which will discourage us. Our only hope is in “looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith.”” Testimonies for the Church, Vol 5, p. 199, 200

“Feelings are often deceiving, emotions are no sure safeguard; for they are variable and subject to external circumstances. Many are deluded by relying on sensational impressions. The test is: What are you doing for Christ? What sacrifices are you making? What victories are you gaining? A selfish spirit overcome, a temptation to neglect duty resisted, passion subdued, and willing, cheerful obedience rendered to the will of Christ are far greater evidences that you are a child of God than spasmodic piety and emotional religion.” Testimonies for the Church, Vol 4, p 188

“I saw that the Christian should not set too high a value, or depend too much, upon a happy flight of feeling. These feelings are not always true guides. It should be the study of every Christian to serve God from principle, and not be ruled by feeling. By so doing, faith will be brought into exercise, and will increase. I was shown that if the Christian lives a humble, self-sacrificing life, peace and joy in the Lord will be the result. But the greatest happiness experienced will be in doing others good, in making others happy. Such happiness will be lasting.” Testimonies for the Church, Vol 1, p 161

“Satan leads people to think that because they have felt a rapture of feeling they are converted. But their experience does not change. Their actions are the same as before. Their lives show no good fruit. They pray often and long, and are constantly referring to the feelings they had at such and such a time. But they do not live the new life. They are deceived. Their experience goes no deeper than feeling. They build upon the sand, and when adverse winds come their house is swept away. Many poor souls are groping in darkness, looking for the feelings which others say they have had in their experience. They overlook the fact that the believer in Christ must work out his own salvation with fear and trembling. The convicted sinner has something to do. He must repent and show true faith. When Jesus speaks of the new heart, He means the mind, the life, the whole being. To have a change of heart is to withdraw the affections from the world, and fasten them upon Christ. To have a new heart is to have a new mind, new purposes, new motives. What is the sign of a new heart?—A changed life. There is a daily, hourly dying to selfishness and pride.” Messages to Young People, p 71,72

today’s prayer requests

Special Caller – Unknown requests.

Sis Annette – Prayer for complete healing.

Sis Monica – Prayer for traveling mercies, to keep cleansing and for God to keep working things out in the lives of her family.

continued prayer

For all to be doing the cleansing work with our Lord Jesus Christ who is doing all that He can to save us. Ask Him to reveal your true heart condition. Confess, repent and sin no more so that YOU can be transformed into His Perfect Image! Jesus is soon to come! Will you be ready?

Assembling Around The Throne / Ascertain the Cause Of Disease

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ASSEMBLING around the throne by pastor Shelem flemons

According to Revelation 4:6,7, there are four living creatures in and around the throne.  According to Revelation 4:4, there are 24 elders that are also around the throne.  The 24 elders are represented in the earthly sanctuary as the 24 courses of priests, each serving twice a year, one week at a time, (See 2 Chronicles 31:2. According to Revelation 4:4, both of these groups are closed with white raiment and have crowns of gold on their heads.

From those who are saved at last, there will be many added to these groups. Some will be closer to the throne because of what they have gone through, and others will still be near the throne because of their faithfulness.  According to Revelation 7:9, the saved will be clothed in white robes and have palms in their hands.

Finally, around the throne are the angels which number 10,000×10,000 and thousands of thousands according to Revelation 5:11.  According to Revelation 7:11, these angels surround the redeemed.

ascertain the cause by shelem flemons, doctor of biblical wellness

There are four steps to wellness. The first is to ascertain the cause of disease. This is done by learning the laws of health and determining where our life-style has missed the mark. Disobedience to the laws of health is the cause of disease.

Whether it is animal products in the diet or too much sugar, disease will come as result of these violations. Maybe it’s not drinking enough water or consuming caffeine, the health principles that God has put in place are the safeguards of health and wellness.

Even the Bible gives principles that can be used as an analogy. It teaches that we identify sin by identifying the violations of the law. “…for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” Romans 3:20. “But sin is not imputed when there is no law.” Romans 5:13 “…I had not known sin, but by the law.” Romans 7:7.

Sharing and Caring by Sis Maria Flemons

Power of Prayer by Ellen G White

Chapter 32 – angels and Prayer, pages 69,70

“We may through the exercise of faith and prayer, call to our side a retinue of heavenly angels, who will guard us from every corrupting influence” Our High Calling, p 23

“Angels are constantly bringing blessing and hope, courage and help, to the children of men” The Acts of the Apostles, p 153

“Strength and grace have been provided through Christ to be brought by ministering angels to every believing soul” – Steps to Christ, p 53

“ When you rise in the morning, do you feel your helplessness and your need of strength from God? If so, angels mark your prayers, and if these prayers have not gone forth out of feigned lips, when you are in danger of unconsciously doing wrong and exerting an influence which will lead others to do wrong, your guardian angles will be by your side, prompting you to a better course, choosing your words for you and influencing your actions” – Testimonies for the Church, Vol 3, p 363, 364

“What can the angels think of poor helpless human beings, who are subject to temptation, when God’s heart of infinite love yearns toward them, ready to give them more than they can ask or think, and yet they pray so little and have so little faith? The angels love to bow before God; they love to be near Him. They regard communion with God as their highest joy; and yet the children of earth, who need so much the help that God only can give, seem satisfied to walk without the light of His Spirit, the companionship of His presence”- Steps to Christ, p 94

TODAY’S PRAYER REQUEST

Special Caller- Sister asking prayer for healing over throat and sinuses for the Lord to restore her health as she uses His remedies for total restoration.

CONTINUED PRAYER

Prayer for all to begin the cleansing work of allowing the Lord reveal your true heart condition so that sin can be eradicated from your life and you can then be transformed into His Perfect Image. Do the cleansing prayer work now! Jesus is soon to come!

The Rainbow of Promise / Modern Medicine and Forbidden Fruit

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Sunset last evening resembling a rainbow

The rainbow of promise by pastor Shelem Flemons

The rainbow, first seen after the flood, was a rainbow of promise. God Promised never to destroy the earth with a flood. There’s a rainbow that surrounds the throne of God. It too is a rainbow of promise.

Nahum 1:9 tell us, “What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time. ” Therefore, surrounding the throne of God is a promise that iniquity shall never rise again. All that sin has wrought will be over as far as its effects upon the saved. The only marks of sin will be the marks in the hands and feet of Jesus.

Rev. 4:3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. 

modern medicine and forbidden fruit by pastor shelem flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness

There are some wonderful advances in modern medicine. Undeniably, there are some wonderful features of modern medicine that are much needed today.

However there are some aspects of modern medicine that should not be practiced. The primary treatment modality of modern medicine is the use of chronic drugs to treat lifestyle diseases. Lifestyle diseases are the main diseases that lead to premature death in the United States. These include cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Treating these diseases with drugs without the healing lifestyle changes is like getting rid of mosquitos that are breeding in catfish ponds by poisoning them. It would be much better to get rid of the catfish ponds. Then, you would be eliminating the environment they thrive in. The same is true for the human body. If we clean up our lifestyle, disease will not be able to thrive because it needs a toxic environment in order to thrive.

Sharing and Caring by Sister Maria Flemons

How do you if you are on track with having a reformed christian life? Are you cleansing asking the Lord to reveal and expose your true heart condition? Are you preparing to receive His Perfect Image? Are you surrendering everything to Him and yielding your will to His Will? Early this morning, the Lord impressed me to share Ephesians 4:25-32. Read below and ask yourself do you have the quality of the reformed life that every christian should have?

Ephesians 4:25 “Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.  26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:  27 Neither give place to the devil.  28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.  29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.  30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.  31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:  32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” 

TODAY’S PRAYER REQUESTS

Special Caller – Sis Annette ask prayer for the Lord continue to lead, guide, transform & reform her, dying to self daily, for God to work His Perfect Will in her life, for her children and TORSOE.

Sis Monica – Prayer for God to reveal her root sins.

CONTINUED PRAYER

Prayer for all to begin the cleansing work of allowing the Lord reveal your true heart condition so that sin can be eradicated from your life and you can then be transformed into His Perfect Image. Do the cleansing prayer work now! Jesus is soon to come!