Worship: Both a Price and Reward for Loyalty / Wellness: Sweet to the Bone

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  No amount of persecution can take away the joy that comes from serving and loving the Lord, says Pastor Flemons. He referred to the account of the Apostle Paul, whose life turned miserable once he decided to follow Jesus. He was even persecuted by the church to which he once belonged and was highly regarded. These persecutions are recounted in a list in 2 Corinthians 11:22-28, which Pastor Flemons read to listeners.

Four of the five times the Apostle Paul was held by the Jews, he was beaten with forty strips. Three times he was beaten with rods. He was stoned. He was shipwrecked three times. He spent a night and a day in depths of the sea. “In journeyings often,” he said, “in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren. In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.”

“But none of these things move me,” added Paul, “neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24).

The same goes for us, says Pastor Flemons. “Joy comes only from following Jesus.”

[For additional details, please read 2 Corinthians 11:22-28; and listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.”]

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, discussed the effects of sugar on the bones. An average of 52 teaspoons of sugar is consumed daily, says Pastor Flemons. Sugar is acidic, and it has no nutritive value at all. Therefore, the more sugar consumed, the more the bones are drained of calcium to alkalinize the blood. Consequently, calcification sets in the joints. The result is arthritis and osteoporosis.

Be sparing with sweets and remain healthy and strong. Sweets no more than twice a week may be okay, says Pastor Flemons. But it is better to use molasses or honey. They are sweet and nutritious.

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

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Sharing Time  Pastor Flemons announced that tomorrow, he is scheduled to speak during the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services at the Walnut Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8501 Hwy 25, Marshall, NC 28753. Following the service will be a fellowship dinner.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers Listener 4906, who made no special request.

Pastor Flemons requested prayer for safety as he travels to North Carolina to speak for church services tomorrow.

Also keep all listeners in prayer, especially one who has a desperate need today and those struggling in their faith.

Listeners Speak!

“You all are truly a blessing to me!” (3464)

“It’s my morning manna!” (0608)

“I just want to thank the LORD for this broadcast. It puts me in the mind of heaven!” (9206)

“The most important thing I have learned is to trust Him! . . . He is going to see me through. . . . GOD is faithful.” (3116)

“I thank Him (GOD) for this line, this broadcast, for Sis. and Pastor, because the things I’ve been through . . . I know the LORD has placed these two in my life! . . . I just love them.” (3588)

“God bless you. You are very authentic. . . . I just want to ask God to bless your ministry. Oh, my God! I am so grateful to be a part of your family. . . . There’s not enough words to express my gratitude, because I am learning even more from your ministry.” (0608)

“I want to give God thanks . . . . We are experiencing great love and miracles. . . . Thank God for His people who make life easier! . . . I thank God for you all . . . as I learn how to live a pure life of natural remedies. I love you.” (0053)

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FaceBook  – The Price and reward of loyalty

FaceBook – Sweet to the Bone

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – April 14 – 20

Worship  Sunday – Organization of the Christian Church; Monday – The Last Pentecost, Birthday of the Christian Church; Tuesday – Mission of the Christian Church; Wednesday – Called to Come Out of the Hebrew Church; Thursday – When a Church Proves Unfaithful; Friday – Both a Price and Reward for Loyalty

Wellness  Sunday – Most People Are Acidic; Monday – Most People Get Headaches; Tuesday – Most People Are Stressed Out; Wednesday – Most People Starve on a Full Stomach; Thursday – Cabbage Juice for Ulcers, Gastritis; Friday – Sweet to the Bone

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Words of Encouragement

Proverbs 6:23, 24  For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: to keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.  (Also read Numbers 25; Numbers 31:16and Conflict and Courage for April 19, CC 115.)

Hebrews 1:14   Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?  (Also read Prayer, Pr 224.2, 225.1.)

Worship: Dress? It’s Spiritual / Wellness: Wearing High Heels? It’s Dangerous

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Dress reform (presented in its own mini-series) follows talks by Pastor Flemons on a number of reforms instituted after 1798, when the Dark Ages ended. These reforms include the Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Sanctuary, the Sabbath, Worship, Country Living, as well as Financial, Education, Home, Prophetic, Faith, Unity, and Health reforms in his series “Preparation for the Final Crisis,” which he says is “preparation for Heaven.”

Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene, a book written by Ellen G. White, treats the subject of dress in a full chapter. Pastor Flemons read a portion of it. The first and last paragraphs are these:

“Fashion rules the world; and she is a tyrannical mistress, often compelling her devotees to submit to the greatest inconvenience and discomfort. Fashion taxes without reason, and collects without mercy. She has a fascinating power, and stands ready to criticise and ridicule all who do not follow in her wake.” {CTBH 85.1}

“It is Satan’s design so to pervert every function of our being that life may be made miserable, and God may be dishonored in the creatures he has made. If women make the customs of the world their criterion, they will become unfitted, both physically and mentally, for the duties of life. Many have done themselves untold injury by compressing the waist. Their power to do good in the family and in society is greatly lessened; and if they are mothers, their children are robbed of vitality. When the waist is compressed, the circulation of the blood is impeded, and the internal organs, cramped and crowded out of place, cannot perform their work properly. It is impossible, under such circumstances, to take a full inspiration. Thus the pernicious habit of breathing only with the upper part of the lungs is formed, and feebleness and disease are often the result.” {CTBH 88.1}

Pastor Flemons added that if you cannot inhale as your stomach expands effortlessly, then your clothing is too tight.

[For additional details, please read Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene, by Ellen G. White, Chapter 10 “Dress,” particularly, pp 85 – 88 (CTBH 85) and listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons.]

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, shared an article confirming what he’s been teaching for years: that wearing high heels may look fashionable; but they can hurt you in more ways than simply your feet and toes.

Wearing high heels can cause lower back pain. It can actually cause displacement of the pelvis, which then can cause female issues, adds Pastor Flemons.

It can cause sore calves, which leads to ugly protruding and extremely painful veins. It can cause broken ankles, bruised elbows and knees, and even a concussion, if you fall from walking on uneven surfaces, like cobblestones and potholes.

Because “high heels make the lower back arch out more than usual,” wearing them can cause an awkward spinal curvature that can lead to upper and lower back pain. “The stress on your foot can result in a constricted blood flow. In extreme cases, it may cause the blood vessels to break (6).” The stress can also cause the deformity called hammer toe.

They can weaken your ligaments and put stress on the knee that leads to osteoarthritis. Finally, wearing those stylish high heels all the time can hyperextend your toes permanently. That, my friends, is not too stylish at all. Those are ten side effects listed from wearing high heels. Who knows? There may be more!

(For additional details, please listen to the recording and read Ameya C’s article in full at stylecraze.com here.)

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Sharing Time  Listener 7222 shared her testimony of healing and going back to work for the first day. Bro. Rush shared a praise testimony and prayer request. Pastor responded to a question regarding constipation.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers listener 4906, who told of prayer answered for her son. (The charges were dropped!) Pray for the pain in her neck and the resolution of her inability to sleep.

Bro. Rush asks prayer for his cataract surgery tomorrow. And pray for his great grandson Noah, as well as pray for his wife and the rest of his family.

Pray for Sis. Chester’s friend who is suffering with constipation.

Continue to pray for Sis. Audrey’s relative who was in ER and still needs your prayer.

Also keep all listeners in prayer, especially one who has a desperate need today and those struggling in their faith.

Listeners Speak!

“You all are truly a blessing to me!” (3464)

“It’s my morning manna!” (0608)

“I just want to thank the LORD for this broadcast. It puts me in the mind of heaven!” (9206)

“The most important thing I have learned is to trust Him! . . . He is going to see me through. . . . GOD is faithful.” (3116)

“I thank Him (GOD) for this line, this broadcast, for Sis. and Pastor, because the things I’ve been through . . . I know the LORD has placed these two in my life! . . . I just love them.” (3588)

“God bless you. You are very authentic. . . . I just want to ask God to bless your ministry. Oh, my God! I am so grateful to be a part of your family. . . . There’s not enough words to express my gratitude, because I am learning even more from your ministry.” (0608)

“I want to give God thanks . . . . We are experiencing great love and miracles. . . . Thank God for His people who make life easier! . . . I thank God for you all . . . as I learn how to live a pure life of natural remedies. I love you.” (0053)

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FaceBook  – Dress Reform from Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene – Part 1

FaceBook – Dangers of High Heels

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – April 7 – 13

Worship  Sunday – Modesty in Dress; Monday – Dress? It’s Spiritual

Wellness  Sunday – Importance of Rest; Monday – Wearing High Heels? It’s Dangerous

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Words of Encouragement

Numbers 12:8  Wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? (Also read Conflict and Courage for April 8, CC 104.)

John 15:4  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. (Also read With God at Dawn for April 8, WGD 100.)

Worship: Competition in Education / Wellness: Cancer Deaths from Constipation and Acidosis

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  “True education is synonymous with redemption,” says Pastor Flemons. Satan, he says, “uses false education to keep us from being saved.” He explained.

The Bible says, “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory.” Instead, everyone should consider that the other is better than oneself. Read Philippians 2:3.

The Seventh-day Adventist educational system was to be based on the Bible and was not to encourage competition in any thing. So that we may more clearly understand what this means, Pastor Flemons read from a chapter entitled “Emulation, Honors and Prizes” in the book Studies in Christian Education, by E. A. Sutherland. “Emulation is competition.” And if we  don’t overcome it, we will not be saved, says Pastor Flemons. Read Galatians 5:19-21.

Jesuits instituted the competition that we are all familiar with in educational and various other pursuits, says Pastor Flemons. He shared a brief section of the Studies in Christian Education that referred to the Oberlin College policy to never announce the scholastic standing of their students. They endeavored to prevent the vicious ambition and competition so common everywhere now. Nevertheless, the Bible shows us that competition predates the Jesuit Papal practice. It was practiced in Babylon. Read Daniel 1:3-6.

“The Jesuit Papal practice, so necessary to the success of their system of education,” holds this to be true: “Nothing will be held more honorable than to outstrip a fellow student and nothing more dishonorable than to be outstripped. Prizes will be distributed to the best pupils with the greatest possible solemnity.”

[For additional details, please read in full “Emulation, Honors and Prizes” in the book Studies in Christian Education, by E. A. Sutherland., pp 36-38. Also, listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang Hymn 289, “The Savior Is Waiting.”]

Worship: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says deaths from cancer can occur because of constipation and acidosis. Pastor Flemons discussed in detail his successful ministry to a person with late stage pancreatic cancer with constipation. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to treat. All he did, he says, was to administer large doses of colon cleansing herbs and probiotics. As a result, the man is eliminating very well and feels like getting up and exercising!

Where there was no expectation for survival, now there is hope. Family had come in from as far away as Hawaii to say their last words. Hospice care was being administered, presumably for his final days. But now, where sorrow and tears were expected, there can be praise, thanksgiving, and joy for at least one Texas family.

(Please listen to the recording to hear the full testimony and learn how to share hope.)

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Sharing Time  Pastor Flemons discussed juicers for personal use.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers listener 4906, who just thanks God for healing of hypertension and asks that we pray for her husband and for her granddaughter who is abnormally hyperactive, but whose parents are in denial.

Listeners Speak!

“You all are truly a blessing to me!” (3464)

“It’s my morning manna!” (0608)

“I just want to thank the LORD for this broadcast. It puts me in the mind of heaven!” (9206)

“The most important thing I have learned is to trust Him! . . . He is going to see me through. . . . GOD is faithful.” (3116)

“I thank Him (GOD) for this line, this broadcast, for Sis. and Pastor, because the things I’ve been through . . . I know the LORD has placed these two in my life! . . . I just love them.” (3588)

“God bless you. You are very authentic. . . . I just want to ask God to bless your ministry. Oh, my God! I am so grateful to be a part of your family. . . . There’s not enough words to express my gratitude, because I am learning even more from your ministry.” (0608)

“I want to give God thanks . . . . We are experiencing great love and miracles. . . . Thank God for His people who make life easier! . . . I thank God for you all . . . as I learn how to live a pure life of natural remedies. I love you.” (0053)

Listen

FaceBook  – Competition in Education

FaceBook – Meals B4 Pills – Cancer Deaths from Constipation and Acidosis

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – March 2 – 9

Worship  Sunday – Competition in Education

Wellness  Sunday – Cancer Deaths from Constipation and Acidosis

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Words of Encouragement

Jeremiah 30:7  Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. (Also read Conflict and Courage, CC 68.)

Ephesians 2:8, 9  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. (Also read With God at Dawn, WGD 64.)

Worship: Tabernacle and Priests Anointed / Wellness: Prevention Better Than Cure

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Pastor Flemons recommends reading the sections that formed the basis of his discussion about the anointing of the sanctuary. (See link below.) His talk, however, focused on the point that has shaken the remnant world and caused so many to leave the church.

Both the Holy Place and Most Holy Place are referenced simply as “holy places” in Hebrews 9:24. This became a stumbling block, says Pastor Flemons, both for those who erred in following Desmond Ford out of the church on this point, as well as for those who stayed but missed the full meaning of text. The Ford side believed that Jesus only went into one of the holy places, not both. Therefore, Pastor Flemons felt led to discuss and settle the point.  [Correction: The Ford side believed that Jesus went into the Most Holy Place at His ascension, not in 1844, says Pastor Flemons.–Feb 9.]

“For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us” (Hebrews 9:24).

Pastor Flemons drew our attention to the exchange between Jesus and Mary, before His ascension, when Mary was not allowed to touch Him, according to John’s account. Pastor Flemons points out that immediately after His brief encounter with Mary, Jesus ascended first to Most Holy Place to show Himself to His Father for His approval of Jesus’s sacrifice. This was typified by Moses, who entered into the holy places to anoint the tabernacle and its furnishings, preceding the anointing of the high priest for his priestly service.

After Jesus received the approval of His Father, He returned to Earth for forty days, according to the record in Acts. After the forty days, Jesus then ascended to Heaven to be anointed and inaugurated as High Priest to begin His priestly duties in the Holy Place, where He remained until 1844. It was then on October 22, 1844, that His investigative judgment duties in the Most Holy Place began.

[For additional details, please read John 20:17; Acts 1:3; 8-11Exodus 30:26-30; Psalm 133:2; Exodus 29:4-9, 20,21; Leviticus 8:22-24. Also read “The Tabernacle and the Priests Anointed” and “The Antitype of This Anointing” in Path to the Throne of God, by Sarah Elizabeth Peck. (PTG 198, 199 original. PTG 269, 270 latest edition. PTG 150 online.)  And listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang Hymn 286, “Wonderful Words of Life.]

Worship: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, introduced Meals Before Pills in the previous wellness segment and continued the discussion. “Prevention is better than a cure,” he said. Then, reading from Counsels on Diet and Foods, he said this:

“Many have expected that God would keep them from sickness merely because they have asked Him to do so. But God did not regard their prayers, because their faith was not made perfect by works. God will not work a miracle to keep those from sickness who have no care for themselves, but are continually violating the laws of health, and make no efforts to prevent disease. When we do all we can on our part to have health, then may we expect that the blessed results will follow, and we can ask God in faith to bless our efforts for the preservation of health. He will then answer our prayer, if His name can be glorified thereby. But let all understand that they have a work to do. God will not work in a miraculous manner to preserve the health of persons who are taking a sure course to make themselves sick, by their careless inattention to the laws of health. {CD 26.1}

“Those who will gratify their appetite, and then suffer because of their intemperance, and take drugs to relieve them, may be assured that God will not interpose to save health and life which is so recklessly periled. The cause has produced the effect. Many, as their last resort, follow the directions in the word of God, and request the prayers of the elders of the church for their restoration to health. God does not see fit to answer prayers offered in behalf of such, for He knows that if they should be restored to health, they would again sacrifice it upon the altar of unhealthy appetite.—Spiritual Gifts 4a:144, 145, 1864″ {CD 26.2}

(For further details, please listen to the recording and visit the link to the full section in the book Counsels on Diet and Foods.)

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Sharing Time  Pastor Flemons testified and gave a progress report. Listener 3705 testified about recovering from cancer.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today 4906, who needs special pray for insomnia and prayers for her son, that God will intervene.

Please pray for a listener, who is recovering from surgery and is still in pain. Also continue to remember Sis. Kaven’s family, as they grieve the loss of her father.

Please pray for the daughter of one of our listeners.

Listeners Speak!

“You all are truly a blessing to me!” (3464)

“It’s my morning manna!” (0608)

“I just want to thank the LORD for this broadcast. It puts me in the mind of heaven!” (9206)

“The most important thing I have learned is to trust Him! . . . He is going to see me through. . . . GOD is faithful.” (3116)

“I thank Him (GOD) for this line, this broadcast, for Sis. and Pastor, because the things I’ve been through . . . I know the LORD has placed these two in my life! . . . I just love them.” (3588)

“God bless you. You are very authentic. . . . I just want to ask God to bless your ministry. Oh, my God! I am so grateful to be a part of your family. . . . There’s not enough words to express my gratitude, because I am learning even more from your ministry.” (0608)

“I want to give God thanks . . . . We are experiencing great love and miracles. . . . Thank God for His people who make life easier! . . . I thank God for you all . . . as I learn how to live a pure life of natural remedies. I love you.” (0053)

Listen

FaceBook  – The Tabernacle and Priests Anointed

FaceBook – Meals b4 pills – prevention is better than cure

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – February 2 – 9

Worship  Sunday – The Tabernacle Finished! Monday – An Awe-Inspiring Procession; Tuesday – Moses Inspects the Work; Wednesday – Setting Up the Tabernacle, Placing the Furniture; Thursday – Holy Anointing Oil; Friday – Tabernacle and Priests Anointed

Wellness  Sunday – The Power of a 10-Day Test; Monday – Fasting and the Fountain of Youth; Tuesday – Kidney Stones; Wednesday – 10 Benefits of Ginger; Thursday – Meals Before Pills; Friday – Prevention Better Than Cure

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Words of Encouragement

1 Peter 1:7  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. (Also read Conflict and Courage, CC 45.)

John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (Also read With God at Dawn, WGD 41.)