Worship: For Heaven’s Sake The number 666 appears in the Bible only three times: Revelation 13:18, 1 Kings 10:14, and 2 Chronicles 9:13. (Read more below.)
Wellness: For Health’s Sake Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, discussed the benefits of TOR’s Circulation Tea. (Read more below.)
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1 Timothy 6:11, 12 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
Hebrews 12:10,11 For they verily [parents] for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
For Heaven’s Sake…
The most quoted 666 text is Revelation 13:18: “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” It follows verses that describe a time when the world will be divided into two groups: those faithful to God and those who follow Satan and receive the mark of the beast. The mark of the beast has been shown in the previous study to be the enforcement of worship on Sunday (the first day of the week), rather than the Bible Sabbath (the seventh day of the week), according to Exodus 20:8-11.
The popular primary interpretation of the number 666 is that it identifies the pope. At least one of the miters, or hats of the pope, carries the title, Vicarius Felii Dei, Latin for Vicar of Christ. The letters in the Roman numerical system add up to 666. (See HCFL, page 162.)
However, Pastor Flemons favors another application as the primary interpretation of 666. “Using the method of Scripture,” he says, “we will let the Bible explain itself.” The only other verses in the Bible that mention 666, namely 1 Kings 10:14 and 2 Chronicles 9:13, both refer to the weight of gold that King Solomon received in one year.
“Because gold has always been the basis of economy, I believe 666 is pointing to a system of economic control that will be present in the last days of this earth’s history that will make it easy for the powers that be to control the minds of the people by making it impossible to buy and sell, unless they receive the mark of the beast. . . . Those who receive the mark in their right hand are not deceived. They give in to the demands of the beast in order to be guaranteed the opportunity to feed their families. They understand that Saturday is actually the Sabbath, but they have not walked with God in faith and therefore are unprepared to take a risk to be fed by Him, as was Elijah when the crisis comes. HCFL 163
“Others receive the mark in the forehead. Because they refused to believe the simplest statements of Scripture, they become deluded to the point that they actually believe that Sunday is the Lord’s day! HCFL 163
“I believe that the number 666 is some type of numerical identification system that will be initiated in response to the national and worldwide Sunday law. This system will provide a card, a chip, a barcode or some kind of identifying mark that will separate the Sunday keepers from Sabbath keepers.” HCFL 163
Revelation 13:18 “leads many to look for a single man such as the pope to be that man referred to in Scripture.” Without the indefinite article “a” that has been supplied by translators, we are left with “the number of man.”
“This could lead us to an understanding that there might be a numbering system of man. Such a system of identification would indeed be required for the government to separate Sabbath keepers from Sabbath breakers.” HCFL 164
This could very well be the underlying reason for the national biometric identification system set to roll out on the island of Jamaica in 2018, already tested in India. Nevertheless, the Bible Sabbath versus the enforcement of worship on Sunday will be the final test to see who is loyal to our loving Heavenly Father.
(For further details and Bible references, read Chapter 9, “America in Bible Prophecy,” in the book, How Christ Fulfilled the Law, (HCFL), by Pastor Shelem Flemons.)
For Health’s Sake…
First, it is important to understand that a sound heart is the life of the flesh, according to Proverbs 14:30. And the life of the flesh is in the blood, according to Leviticus 17:11. That means good circulation is critical to healthy blood and a good heart, which are critical to vibrant health, even life itself.
Vibrant health is achieved through a total health program. It is a lifestyle. We call it the REFRESHING Way lifestyle. Sometimes, however, you need additional help to heal the damage suffered as a result of poor diets and unhealthy lifestyle practices. This is where TOR’s Circulation Tea comes in. The ingredients of the circulation tea are butcher’s broom, which clean sweeps the arteries; ginkgo biloba, which promotes circulation throughout the body, particularly the brain; gotu kola, which oxygenates the bloodstream, especially in the brain; and stevia, the plant-based sweetener.
Those with varicose veins, however, have a circulation problem in the legs. Horse chestnut, like cayenne pepper, is an herb that will help improve circulation, particularly in the lower extremities. Horse chestnut has been added to the other herbs in TOR’s Circulation Tea to improve the health of the veins and increase circulation, especially in the veins of the legs. It is TOR’s Very Close Veins Tonic.