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Worship: The 3 Angels’ Messages. Then What? / Wellness: Health Benefits of Sprouts

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  The three angels’ messages are the final warning messages to the world. Collectively, they are God’s final call. Two major events happened after the third angel’s message. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Seeds, beans, or grains soaked overnight until they germinate or sprout have wonderful health benefits, says Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy. He discussed the benefits of sprouting, although the methods of sprouting were not discussed today. (Read more below.)

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Words of Encouragement

Philippians 4:6-7  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 58:10-11 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day: And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

The three angels’ messages are actually presented to the world by God’s commandment-keeping people. The first angel’s message warns the world to get our hearts right and worship God for His investigative judgment has begun. The second angel’s message reveals the deceptions of false worship and announces the church in its fallen state, including the fall of the church from its apostolic moral purity and particularly the fallen state of Protestantism. The third angel’s message warns of the deadly result of worshiping according to the enemy of God and receiving the mark of the beast. It is the final test for all people, whether we will worship God or Satan.

Revelation 14:13-20

13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

The people of God and all the world will be put to a final test. “It won’t be pretty,” says Pastor Flemons. Satan has always operated by deception and force and will persist with vigor throughout the final test. There will be martyrs just as in the Dark Ages; although, not all will be martyrs. But blessed are those who die in the Lord, for they will be resurrected soon.

This time, God’s people are fully ripe. The character of Christ is fully reflected in them. With holy reverence, they reject the traditions and commandments of men and choose death rather than sin against God.

The time is announced for Jesus to do the reaping. Arriving on a cloud, just as He left, Jesus returns for His people just as He promised. (See Acts 1:9-11 and Revelation 1:7.)

The two great events are the second coming of Jesus and the destruction of the wicked.

Revelation 1:7  Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Pastor Flemons ended by asking a question each of us must answer: Now that you know, what side will you be on?

 

For Health’s Sake…

An article he found had some really good points he wanted to share, because people do not generally get enough fiber in their diet. Sprouts, especially mung beans, provide a high level of dietary fiber, although alfalfa sprouts are very, very good.

Sprouts provide B-complex vitamins. People with anxiety, depression, nervousness or pain will do well to increase their B-complex vitamins for their calming effect and to have healthy nerves.

Protein is found in almost all sprouts, especially mung beans. Most people get too much protein, but it is the wrong kind. Sprouts provide a better source of protein than the flesh of dead animals or dairy products.

Enzymes are needed for proper digestion. It is advisable to eat sprouts with our meals to enhance digestion. When you feel that your meal has landed like a brick, you need enzymes. Choose sprouts.

Antioxidants, naturally found in sprouts, help protect the body from the damaging effects of free radicals, which put the body at risk of almost every kind of disease. Because free radicals also cause cancer, sprouts are a wonderful way to introduce antioxidants into your diet and prevent cancer, especially broccoli sprouts.

Vitamin C is critical for a strong immune system. Citrus fruits are the typical source of vitamin C, but you cannot go wrong with sprouts. Sprouts tend to be high in vitamin C.

Diabetics would love to learn that eating sprouts reduces insulin resistance. Diabetics usually produce insulin. The problem is that they tend not to be able to properly absorb it. Sprouts help with that.

“Sprouting whole grains reduces the amount of starch they contain and boosts their nutritional value. Sprouted grains contain mildly elevated levels of nutrients, such as vitamin C, carotenoids and protein, compared to sprouted seeds. An advantage to sprouted wheat, rye and barley is that they contain less of the protein gluten, which is difficult for some people to digest, according to the University of California, Davis. Higher levels of the enzyme amylase make sprouted grains helpful for digesting carbohydrates into sugars. Sprouted grains also contain the enzyme phytase, which can prevent mineral absorption.”

Sprouting is really a great way to a high return of value for such a low investment. Stay tuned for methods of sprouting in tomorrow’s broadcast.

The full article may be accessed at this link:

healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-sprouting-seeds-2304.html

 

Worship: The Third Angel’s Message / Wellness: If you get well, what will you do?

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Usually God’s justice is mixed with mercy. There is much evidence of that both in Scripture (with Nebuchadnezzar, David, Saul/Apostle Paul, and others) and in our personal testimonies. But that is not the case in the third angel’s message. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Mark 1:29-31 tells of a healing performed by Jesus in the home of Simon and his brother Andrew. Simon’s wife’s mother was sick with a fever. Jesus simply took her by the hand and the fever left–immediately. The next line in the story is simply this: “she ministered unto them.” That is her legacy. (Read more below.)

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Words of Encouragement

Revelation 2:10  Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

John 3:36  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

This is the message of the third angel, according to the vision of John:

Revelation 14:9-12

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. King James Version (KJV)

Pastor Flemons explained that Revelation 13:16-17 sheds light on the third angel’s message:

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

With the hands we work and make a living. Our economic status will be affected. With the head, we decide what it is we believe. Our beliefs govern our actions. Pastor Flemons says, “Many will not be saved not because they truly believed a lie, but because they neglected the opportunity to know the truth.”

He then reviewed a passage of Scripture, Revelation 13:1-10, which provides the identifying marks of the beast. This beast points to none other than the Roman Catholic Church. The mark of the Roman Catholic Church, as they themselves proudly claim, is Sunday sacredness.

Sunday is our mark of authority. . . the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact.” Catholic Record of London, Ontario, September 1, 1923.

“Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change (Saturday Sabbath to Sunday) was her act. . . And the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things.” H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons.

Many other such statements like these two were provided in an earlier broadcast. (For those, visit this link: http://torwm.org/2016/08/18/worship-catholicisms-mark-of-authority-wellness-less-30-meds/.)

The Bible is clear. The seventh day is the Sabbath, the Lord’s Day. All of Christendom affirms Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. The Bible refers to Fridays, the 6th day of the week, as preparation day, because it is the final day to prepare for Sabbath, the seventh day. The Bible refers to the day we call Sunday as the first day of the week. Every annual celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection should anchor this fact in the mind every believer.

There should be no question which day is the Sabbath. Still, the fourth commandment begins with one critical word: Remember. Still, there are Sunday sacredness laws already on the books. They are just not yet enforced.  The Bible says we are to watch and pray. Watch the political world. Watch the civil activities going on now. Watch the weather patterns. Watch the movements of the pope. Movements are happening rapidly.

“Bible prophecy has never failed,” says Pastor Flemons. While we have time, let us allow God to prepare our hearts for the soon return of Jesus. “We must keep the Sabbath holy,” pleads Pastor Flemons. It is His sign or mark of God’s people.

“God always gives us enough evidence upon which to base our faith,” says Pastor Flemons, “but He never removes all possibility of doubt.”

For Health’s Sake…

Jesus knew what she would do upon being healed. She would minister. Sometimes, in His mercy, God will allow some to pass away at a time when their hearts are in the right place just to save them, says Pastor Flemons. He knows what would be their legacy if they were to live.

What would be ours, asks Pastor Flemons, if we were to be healed? After sharing the story of twice treating one who was healed on the first occasion but passed with the second bout, Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy, asked that we consider our lifestyle and our legacy. He said, “It is better to be sleep in Jesus than to be alive and well and working for the devil.

Worship: The Second Angel’s Message / Wellness: Early Pregnancy and Menstrual Pain and Spotting

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  The first angel’s message announced the opening of the investigative judgment in which Jesus began reviewing and judging the life record of each professed Christian who ever lived. It was the period of the Great Awakening. The second angel’s message announced the fall of the church. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pain and spotting in the early stage of pregnancy can mean an ectopic pregnancy, says Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy. (Read more below.)

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Words of Encouragement

Galatians 6:1-2  Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Galatians 6:9-10 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

The Apostle Paul had already warned that there would be a falling away from the pure teaching of the Scripture:

2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day [the second coming of Christ] shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.

Because of murdering the Messiah, the baton had been passed from the Jewish nation to the Christians, who announced the arrival, crucifixion and resurrection of the Messiah. But like the Jewish nation had done–teaching for doctrine the commandments of men–the Roman Catholic Church during its 1260-year absolute rule of the Christian church, added to and took away from Scripture and began teaching as doctrine all their changes. “It high-jacked the Christian church. It is the church in its fallen state,” says Pastor Flemons.

Thankfully, true-hearted Catholic Christians like Martin Luther, Zwingli, Huss, Tyndale, and others protested these abuses of the church. They sought to correct the errors that were being passed off as doctrine. Thus began the Protestant Reformation. And the enlightenment of the masses began and the Great Awakening.

In 1844, because the Christian community misinterpreted the prophetic event due that year, most turned back to the errors in the church. It was called the Great Disappointment. Of the 50,000 who were expecting the second coming of Jesus that year, more than 49,000 turned away from the prophecy. They returned to the false doctrine or “wine of the wrath of her fornication” that prevailed in the churches. This was the apostasy John described in Revelation: Apostate Protestantism. It is the second angel’s message:

Revelation 14:8  And there followed another angel saying Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

A mere remnant continued to pray and study until it was revealed to them that Jesus was moving from the holy place of the sanctuary to the most holy place to begin the investigative judgment. That began the cleansing of the sanctuary. This group became the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

 

For Health’s Sake…

An ectopic pregnancy happens when the sperm meets and fertilizes the egg outside of the womb. The sperm is abnormally stopped in the fallopian tube. And right there in the fallopian tube, the growth of the fetus begins to happen, instead of inside the wall of the uterus. These pregnancies cannot continue full term.

Bleeding may be a sign that the body is rejecting the pregnancy, because the fetus is developing in the wrong place. The body may be trying to abort. It is very painful and debilitating. The pain can be controlled with the use of valerian and white willow bark, until professional aid can be secured.

Young ladies who have painful menstrual cycles are often getting too much estrogen from ingesting meat, not getting enough exercise, and living a poor lifestyle in general. Pastor Flemons says in these cases meat must be avoided. Animals like cows tend to make bigger babies than humans, so ingesting the tissue of animals must be avoided.

 

Worship: The Great Awakening / Wellness: The Lady in WalMart

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  The hour of God’s judgment has come, just as prophesied. God called out a group of multidenominational Christians to understand the time prophecy mentioned in yesterday’s broadcast and help prepare God’s people for judgment. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  “It takes a commitment to be healthy,” says Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy. An experience with a lady in WalMart prompted his remark. (Read more below.)

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Words of Encouragement

John 15:7   If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

John 15:16  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

Although elements of history have been lost, maybe purposefully, the time is referred to as the First Great Awakening, according to Wikipedia.

“The Great Awakening or First Great Awakening was an evangelical and revitalization movement that swept Protestant Europe and British America, especially in the American colonies, in the 1730s and 1740s, leaving a permanent impact on American Protestantism.”

Pastor Flemons says, “This was at the founding time of America. This was just the beginning. It (the Great Awakening) continued. A group of Protestant Americans got a hold of the Bible. They actually learned the prophetic timeline. These were Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, and others. There were no Seventh-day Adventists yet; but there were Seventh-day Baptists. This was a fulfillment of one of the Jewish feasts.” [Corrected]

The Jewish Feast of Trumpets, we believe, represented or pointed forward to this period of the Great Awakening. This was followed by the period called the Great Disappointment in 1844. The disappointment was similar to that time when the disciples were severely tried and nearly lost all hope after the crucifixion of Christ and before His Resurrection and Pentecost.

A huge number of this group turned back. They had believed that in 1844, Jesus would come to take His people to heaven. The remnant believers continued to study and realized that they had the timeline correct but had misinterpreted the meaning of the cleansing of the sanctuary. It did not point to the second coming of Christ in 1844. It pointed to the last ministry of Jesus in the sanctuary. Just as described in Leviticus 16, about Aaron, Israel’s high priest, our High Priest, Jesus, moved from the holy place into the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary to begin the judgment of His people.

This judgment involves the reviewing of every name to determine those who would be permitted to return with Jesus to heaven when He comes for the righteous. This investigative judgment would continue until the time of His second coming. To highlight this time, God prepared three last warning messages. These three messages are referred to as the Three Angels’ Messages found in Revelation 14:6-12.

Revelation 14:6-12

And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

For Health’s Sake…

You would think that anyone suffering any one of what is listed below would be more than ready to make simple lifestyle changes for better health. But it simply is not true.

The lady in WalMart loudly complained of what amounts to these statements:

* Radiation burned me.

* Chemo poisoned me.

* They cut off the wrong leg.

* They gave me the wrong drug that almost killed me.

* BUT I DON’T WANT TO HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT LIFESTYLE. I HAVE TO ASK MY DOCTOR ABOUT THAT.

Although medical science had not done her the best, she wasn’t willing to do any better for herself. In effect, she was not willing to drink a bottle of water, says Pastor Flemons. “People, it takes a commitment to be healthy.”

The best thing you can do for those you love is to take care of yourself. Stay healthy, and life will be better for everyone.

Worship: An Undeniable Prophecy for Today / Wellness: Inflammation Is the Problem

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  When all the previous points of a prophetic timeline proves to be true, it only makes sense to trust the rest of the prophecy to also be true. The fact that God included a last day event in the same prophetic timeline in which He used Daniel to accurately prophesy the baptism and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ means that He did not want anyone to miss the point. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  It seems only now the world is realizing the role of inflammation in many diseases. (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.

JOIN Times of Refreshing Wellness Ministry as a gospel medical missionary or trainee. Call (855) 867-4600 for more information. Learning how to help people recover their health might help save your own life.

LAUNCH AN EXCITING CAREER in naturopathy. Online courses leading to the doctor of naturopathy in original medicine are available at iiomonline.com. Bachelor and master degrees and certificates are also available.

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Words of Encouragement

Ephesians 4:7  But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

John 1:12   But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

Daniel 8:14  And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.

The point is this. At the end of this 2300-day prophecy, the sanctuary would be cleansed. Leviticus 16 explain what this means. It provides the symbolic details of this cleansing ceremony on the Day of Atonement. Like all the other landmark events in the 2300-day prophecy, the closing date of this prophecy points to a specific real event in which Jesus would literally cleanse the sanctuary or temple on the actual Day of Atonement in this world’s history. This naturally affects every human being that has ever lived on the face of the earth.

Daniel 8:19  And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.

Using a chart, Pastor Flemons showed the prophetic timeline, which began in 457 BC and ended in 1844. It provides dates, events and biblical references. Prior to 1844, the immediate past events on the timeline were the close of probation for the Jewish nation and the 1260-year reign of the Roman Catholic Church, historically known in Protestantism as the Dark Ages of 538-1798. It was then that the Bible was forbidden to be read by anyone other than the priests. (Read “An Era of Spiritual Darkness” about the Dark Ages in chapter 3 of The Great Controversy, accessible at this link: http://www.whiteestate.org/books/gc/gc3.html.)

Probation for the Jewish nation closed when their stubborn rejection of Christ as the Messiah led them to stone Stephen in 34 AD, per Acts 7. At that time the gospel went out to the Gentiles in full measure. Instead of the Jewish nation, Christian believers then became the object of God’s favor.

According to the prophetic timeline, since 1844, the world has been in the antitypical Day of Atonement. The sanctuary is being cleansed. According to 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, we are the temple of God. The investigative judgment is now in process. It is a period in which Jesus is reviewing the life of every professed believer from the beginning of time and judging whether they can be forever pardoned for sin and their names can remain in the Lamb’s book of life. If so, they will make up that number that Jesus will be coming for to escort back to the courts of heaven. Like in Leviticus 16, every living being should now be afflicting his or her own soul: confessing and having godly sorrow for sin now that all of our sins may be forgiven by our High Priest Jesus that those who are judged righteous may be righteous still at the soon coming of Jesus, according to Revelation 22:11-12. All the wicked at that time will have no more opportunity to be saved from their sins. They will be forever cut off.

Now is the time, pleads Pastor Flemons, for us to cry out to God as did David.

Psalm 139:23-24  Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

 

For Health’s Sake…

Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy, reviewed the CNN article “Anti-inflammatory drugs might someday treat depression.” For years, Times of Refreshing missionaries have known that inflammation causes some of our depression. They have been targeting inflammation as one of the culprits in nearly every disease you can have.

Every time we see -itis in a term of disease, inflammation is present, says Pastor Flemons. Arthritis is only one example: the Latin word itself means that there is inflammation in the joint. Inflammation is what causes the pain and is connected with the deterioration of the cartilage.

Even hypertension is often the result of inflammation. A toxic bloodstream produces free radicals, which damage the cell and the arterial wall. The body then responds by using cholesterol and other things as a soothing bandage to cool down and strengthen the artery. As toxins are continually introduced into the system through poor dietary habits and lifestyle, the damage and the body’s responses continue. Eventually, the buildup clogs the artery, which can actually take your life.

Thermography proves that inflammation is present in cancer patients. Inflammation creates heat, because the body is in a fight for its life. The cancer cells are active, and the immune system is responding. The area of the tumor is hot to the touch, because of the inflammation there.

The disease called depression results because of toxins that settle in the brain. Those toxins cause a rise in cytokines. Cytokines are secreted by certain cells of the immune system and delivered to sites where inflammation is present.

Inflammation comes as a result of eating an acid diet. When we get rid of inflammation, says Pastor Flemons, we get rid of the disease. We must change the inner environment to improve our health. We simply must eat an alkaline diet to improve and maintain healthy bodies.

The CNN article make be fully accessed at this link: http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/18/health/anti-inflammatory-drugs-depression/.

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Worship: The Week They Removed / Wellness: Let’s Talk About Your Meds

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  We are all warned in Revelation 22:18 and 19 against adding to or taking away from “the words of the prophecy of this book.” (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  The National Council on Patient Information and Education is addressing POLYPHARMACY for their 31st annual “Talk About Your Medicines” Month.  (Read more below.)

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Matthew 6:33  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

James 5:20   Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

That means all of the Bible, says Pastor Flemons. Still, some have boldly added doctrines that are not supported by the Bible, like infant baptism and Sunday sacredness. They have even removed messages that are essential for every Christian, like the prophetic week that points to the crucifixion of the Messiah, which is at the heart of Christianity.

This prophetic week has been used as the basis for the secret rapture theory. The danger here is that such a theory erroneously leads people to believe that there is a chance for salvation after the second coming of Christ, when according to the Bible Jesus is only coming to take the saved to heaven. That will be too late for anyone who is not already saved to be saved.

In fact, the Bible is clear that the righteous and wicked are determined before the second coming of Christ:

Revelation 22:11-12  He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Pastor Flemons passionately pleads, “Let’s be true to Scripture, even though you might lose some friends.” God didn’t ask us to honor the resurrection; He asked us to honor the Sabbath. The Sabbath is His chosen sign that links Him with His people. Baptism is a public expression of a personal choice to follow Jesus Christ with the full intellectual understanding of what that means. Obviously, infants cannot do that, and there is nowhere in Scripture that supports infant baptism. Both infant baptism and Sunday sacredness are additions to Scripture.

Again the Bible is clear:

Revelation 22:18-19  For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

 

For Health’s Sake…

POLYPHARMACY, they say, is “the use of 5 or more medications by the same person at the same time — putting patients at increased risk for drug interactions and side effects.”

Recently, a TOR guest arrived with a bag of at least 15 prescribed medications that she was determined to take no more. Since the 80s, she had been taking 30 medicines twice a day to treat diabetes, hypertension, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and anxiety. She was halfway her goal when she arrived at the wellness retreat and immediately began the 10-day juice feast. Against TOR counsel, she immediately stopped all of the rest of her meds “because God told her to,” she said. Before the retreat was over, she was feeling grateful for her courageous decision. She felt healthier than when medicated; and her labs confirmed her improvement. Before the 10-day juice feast was over, her blood pressure and sugar levels had normalized.

Rather than risk your health with POLYPHARMACY, Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy, highly recommends GOD’s FARMACY of nuts, grains, fruits, vegetables and medicinal herbs. Eating healthy, along with relying on God, getting fresh air, resting, exercising, practicing self-control, drinking the minimum daily requirement of water, getting the proper amount of sunlight, and being persistent and benevolent will yield REFRESHING results.

For more details about the “Talk About Your Medicines” Month, access this link: http://www.talkaboutrx.org/.

Worship: 2300-Day Prophecy Pt 2 / Wellness: Juice Fasting

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Daniel was in vision when he was given the 2300-day prophecy that began in 457 BC and ended in 1844 AD. The angel Gabriel, most likely also the saint mentioned in Daniel 8:13-16, explained the vision to Daniel. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Juice fasting alone will shrink a tumor, says Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy. It has a spiritual application as well. (Read more below.)

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Words of Encouragement

Proverbs 14:26  In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

Joel 2:25-26  And I will restore to you the years the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

In Daniel 9:20-27, we see that Gabriel approached Daniel while Daniel was in prayer, confessing his sin and the sin of the people of Israel. Gabriel informed Daniel that the 2300-day prophecy had landmarks of dated events, ending with the cleansing of the sanctuary. These dated events were the baptism of Jesus, the Messiah; the crucifixion of the Messiah; and the probationary time of the Jewish nation, which ended with the stoning of Stephen. It was then that the gospel officially went to the Gentiles.

Daniel 9:20-27 (KJV)

20 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God;

21 Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.

22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

23 At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.

24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

 

For Health’s Sake…

Matthew 17:20-21  And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

Pastor Flemons says we have spiritual mountains in our lives that will only move when we fast. A tumor is like a mountain, he says. But God says it can move, and we should move it. Our God-given simple remedy is fasting.

Appetite is the strongest urge of mankind. To fast, you must deny yourself when urged to eat. Because people love to eat, fasting can be a real challenge. Although it isn’t always easy, fasting is not penance, says Pastor Flemons. It is no guarantee that God will hear your prayer and grant your request just because you fast. Fasting, however, helps us overcome selfishness, which is a character trait that, only as it decreases, allows the Spirit of God to increase within us. Self must be won over by the Spirit of God, and fasting (while praying and asking for God’s presence and feasting on God’s word) is one of the best ways this can happen. Because the Spirit quickens (John 6:63), you have powerful access to spiritual healing.

Physically speaking, fasting is probably one of the best ways to flush out toxins from the system and bring healing. All the nutrition in the juice will begin the process of elimination and healing can begin. As a result, the organs of elimination will work more efficiently. The kidneys begin to flush. The liver begins to detoxify. The blood becomes pure. And disease goes away, says Pastor Flemons. End of story.

Fasting alone is amazing. And that, without even discussing the benefits of herbs and eating raw and engaging in other healthy practices to overcome disease. Times of Refreshing Wellness Ministry has chosen Wednesdays as fast days. Pastor Flemons invites you to join us: maybe for half a day or to eat only raw foods for all of your meals or to take only juices. We are praying to expand Times of Refreshing so that our doors are never closed and guests can stay as long as they choose to without any break. We are praying for a campus where teams of medical missionaries will rotate for continuous healing of guests. “Pray with us, please,” is his request “that God will sustain the ministry, for healing for guests, for expansion. We need a campus, and we believe God is going to do something.”

Worship: 2300-Day Prophecy / Wellness: Breast Cancer News Review

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  The 2300-day time prophecy allowed the Jewish nation to calculate when the coming of the Messiah was due. It is said that this time prophecy found in Daniel 8 and 9 is now a forbidden study in the Jewish community. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  While one article reports a reduction in breast cancer, especially among white women, because of earlier detection and better treatment among younger women, another article on the same site reports a high rate of overdiagnosis of breast cancer from mammograms. Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy offers his review. (Read more below.)

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Words of Encouragement

Isaiah 60:1-2  Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

Revelation 3:20  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

Daniel 8:14  And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.

The time prophecy extends to the day of atonement in the heavenly sanctuary. At this time, Jesus, as our high priest (Hebrews 8:1-2), moves from the holy place to the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary to begin His ministry of interceding for the righteous during the investigative judgment. Here a review of every believer’s life is done. Here they are judged to be either pardoned or guilty still.

If pardoned, the believer’s sins will be blotted out forever, never to be brought up again, and judged as righteous. This judgment will place the pardoned believer in the class of the righteous that will meet Jesus in peace and be taken to heaven at the second coming of Jesus. Godly repentance for sin in our lives makes the difference.

Ezekiel 18:21-22  But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.

Similarly, the righteous must remain righteous to maintain his or her name in Christ’s book of life. The gospel provides the power to live a holy life. Just because our names are added to the church roll does not ensure that the person has truly repented. Many have turned away from living a holy life “to go out and play” says Pastor Flemons. But the Bible is clear.

Ezekiel 18:24  But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.

Pastor Flemons suggests reading Leviticus 16. It describes in summary the plan of redemption. This plan ends to begin a time of refreshing.

Ecclesiastes 12:14  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Acts 3:19-21  Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

Leviticus 16:30  For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the Lord.

 

For Health’s Sake…

Both articles appear on the site of FoxNewsHealth.com. Reminding listeners to be cautious of science, falsely so called, according to 1 Timothy 6:20, Pastor Flemons says, “Chemotherapy causes breast cancer.” And there is no confirmation that chemo prolongs life. He challenges doubters to do chemotherapy when they are free of cancer and see what happens. The same is true for radiation.

Rather than using mammography to detect breast cancer, Pastor Flemons recommends using thermography instead, or the Navarro cancer test. Mammograms squeeze the breast and spread the cancer.

Read the details of the articles at these links:

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/10/14/us-breast-cancer-deaths-drop-rate-among-white-women-falls-most.html

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/10/13/study-finds-high-rate-overdiagnosis-from-mammograms.html

 

Worship: Time Prophecy Intro Pt 2 / Wellness: Natural Remedies for Athlete’s Feet

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  One day in time prophecy equals one year, also referred to as “a time.” One month equals 30 days. Thus, one year or a time is equivalent to 360 days. The Bible provides puzzle pieces, the key, and the big picture. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy, reminded some and introduced to others Mother Pollard’s statement during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, made famous by Martin Luther King, Jr.: “My feets is tired, but my soul is rested.” He then shared remedies that can be used for athlete’s feet. (Read more below.)

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Numbers 14:21  But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.

Psalm 34:21-22  Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate. The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

As previously mentioned, Numbers 14:34 and Ezekiel 4:1-6 show the year / day principle: one prophetic day equals one real year. In Daniel 4:16, 23 and 32, we learn from the sentencing of Nebuchadnezzar to seven years of mental illness that a year is equivalent also to “a time.” Seven times, therefore, is seven years.

Another important key to understanding prophetic time is knowing that a month is 30 days, and a year is 360 days. This principle is reflected in the account of the global flood in Noah’s time. Genesis 7:11; 8:4; 7:24 and 8:3 together prove that five months equal 150 days.

Using this key, we can understand that “a time, times and the dividing of time” referenced in Daniel 7:25 is the same time period referenced in Revelation 12:14 as “a time, and times and half a time.” Symbolically, the time mentioned totals 1260 days or 1260 literal years, for a time is 360 days, times is 720 days and the dividing of time or half a time equals 180 days.

Historically, this 1260-year period mentioned in the texts refer to the period of 538 AD to 1798, the time the Roman Catholic Church ruled the religious world and its “puppet states,” says Pastor Flemons. In Revelation 12:6, 1260 days are the same as the forty-two months of 30 days each in Revelation 13:5 and the 1260 days of Revelation 11:3. A clear understanding of the key to Bible prophecy as provided by the Bible is critical for understanding God’s messages to us for this time in which we live.

 

For Health’s Sake…

Athlete’s feet is a fungus resulting from a build up of bacteria in a moist closed-in space. It can cause infection and be a bit debilitating. Following one or more of these recommendations will bring relief:

* Soak the feet in lemon juice. Lemon juice is high in vitamin C and destroys pathogens.

      * Soak the feet in apple cider vinegar. Recommended for external use only, apple cider vinegar helps get rid of fungus. For internal needs, substitute lemon juice in its place.

        * Apply tea tree oil between the toes. Use a dropper or Q-tip to apply the oil, which has a nice menthol smell. This treatment can burn, however, if the area is infected.

          * Apply honey or honey and a 1/2 garlic clove between toes. This treatment can burn, if the area is infected.

            * Colloidal silver. It may be applied similarly to tea tree oil and used along with tea tree oil. This treatment will be necessary for infected areas.

              *  Use the candida antifungal protocol. It is accessible at this link: http://torwm.org/natural-remedies/tor-candida-protocol/. The candida test instructions are accessible at this link: http://torwm.org/2016/05/25/handling-seeming-discrepancies-in-scripture-the-candida-test/

 

Worship: Time Prophecy – Intro / Wellness: Foods and Drink to Keep You Alert

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Pastor Flemons used two Bible texts to explain how God uses symbolism in time prophecy. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy, reviewed an article: 8 Foods and Beverages That Will Keep You Alert. (Read more below.)

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Joel 2:21  Fear not, O Land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things.

Psalm 34:18-19  The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

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For Heaven’s Sake…

In time prophecies, one day equals one year.

In the first six verses of Ezekiel 4, we read how God instructed Ezekiel to build a scale model portraying the siege of Jerusalem. He told when to expect it. The last part of verse 6 says this: “I have appointed thee each day for a year.” The Bible is its own interpreter. It provides key pieces of information for proper understanding.

In Numbers 13 and 14, the story is told of twelve spies sent into the promised land to bring back a report to the children of Israel and Moses. The search took forty days. They found a good land, flowing with milk and honey, and they brought back fruit from it. The fruit was so great that it took two men to carry one cluster of grapes on a stick. They also returned with pomegranates and figs.

However, ten of the twelve spies convinced all the people that giants lived in the land and that they were only grasshoppers by comparison. Only Caleb and Joshua reported that with God the land would be theirs and advised to immediately take possession of the “exceeding good land.” The people refused to believe and decided Caleb and Joshua should be stoned.

God intervened. As punishment for their disbelief, God sentenced the whole congregation to wandering in the desert for forty years: one year for each day the team took to spy out the land. As a result, none of the disbelievers entered the promised land. They died in the wilderness, just as God promised:

Numbers 14:34-35  After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise. I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.

Numbers 14:37-38  Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the LORD. But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.

 

For Health’s Sake…

The article reports that study findings support these recommendations for staying alert: apples, avocados, breakfast (including eggs and yogurt), dark leafy vegetables, green tea, gum, salmon and water.

Pastor Flemons basically agrees with the reported findings with four exceptions:

(1) Eggs and yogurt should not be included in one’s diet.

(2) Green tea is toxic because of the caffeine in it and is not recommended for consumption. Besides, the article itself confirms that caffeine only delays feelings of drowsiness.

(3) Unless gum is chewed just after a meal, avoid its use. Chewing gum any other time keeps the digestive juices working beyond normal. Chewing gum also adds sugar to the bloodstream and thereby acids, which promote disease.

(4) Salmon is the flesh of a dead animal. Avoid it to avoid the toxins it will definitely contain.

Nevertheless, Pastor Flemons agrees with the following article statements:

“Apples contain high amounts of fiber and natural sugars that breakdown slowly in the body, releasing a steady stream of glucose into the bloodstream and providing the body with a consistent source of energy.”

“Avocados were found to improve lutein levels in the brain, which is related to improved cognition.”

Breakfast is essential. “Numerous studies have shown that students who eat breakfast perform better on tests than their peers and are able to focus longer.”

“Kale, spinach, and turnip greens are rich in folate, which has been found to keep the brain functioning at full speed.”

Finally, “Drinking water does your body a lot of good: It suppresses appetite, speeds up metabolism, and may even reduce stress. But, most importantly, water keeps your cells, tissues, and organs fully hydrated. Studies found that dehydration negatively affects concentration and awareness in adults.”

Pastor Flemons added that if you find yourself frequently forgetful, drink more water. You may be simply dehydrated. Drink, in ounces, half of your body’s weight.

The article for the morning’s topic may be accessed at this link:  http://www.thedailymeal.com/healthy-eating/8-foods-and-beverages-will-keep-you-alert-and-focused.