Worship: Christ in His Sanctuary, Overview / Wellness: New Year Health Resolutions

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  The sanctuary in every detail points to  Jesus, the Christ, our Savior, “the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says health resolutions are spiritual resolutions. (Read more below.)

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Special Prayer for call-in listener 0585 (stay healthy and focused according to God’s will), the Rush family (strong–healthwise and spiritually), and 3039 (a slower pacing of messages).

Remember to continue praying for the entire TOR broadcast family, that GOD will be free to bless us in the way that HE really wants to in 2018. Thank you.

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“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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TOPICS THIS WEEK – December 31 – January 6

Worship Sunday – Testify 2017! Blessings and Healings; Monday – Overview, Christ in His Sanctuary

Wellness Sunday – Testify 2017! Blessings and Healings; Monday – New Year Health Resolutions

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Words of Encouragement

2 Corinthians 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Romans 5:12-14  Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

For Heaven’s Sake…

God the Father was in Christ Jesus the Son, and is still reconciling the world to Himself. Yes, it happened at Calvary. But not everything was done at the cross. Reconciliation between God and humanity is now being completed for us in the heavenly sanctuary. As our High Priest (Hebrews 2:17), Jesus had to go into the sanctuary and into the Most Holy Place to offer the sins of the people and to make reconciliation.

Jesus was made “to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). Sin was confessed and placed on Christ, as symbolized through placing the hand on the sacrificial lamb in the outer court of the sanctuary. The outer court is the place where justification happens and cleansing begins. The inner court or Holy Place is where sanctification or Christian growth is symbolized. The Most Holy Place in the sanctuary is the place of complete cleansing, perfection, glorification.

We will gain a clearer understanding of the sanctuary and the work of Christ’s work of redemption there. We will have a fuller understanding of the Christian experience and the role of the church as a whole as explained through the compartments of the sanctuary. We will also see the four generations of the church as a whole: the Hebrew church, the Christian church, the remnant or last church on earth, and the church eternal.

We will learn how the earthly sanctuary intersects with the heavenly sanctuary and how it demonstrates where the world is in the plan of redemption and how close we are to the coming of Christ. We will more clearly see that the sanctity of the Sabbath, “being the great underlying truth on which every generation of the church is based, furnishes a key to the instruction that, in these closing days of the church on earth, God’s messengers are to proclaim the Sabbath more fully.” (*Sarah Elizabeth Peck, Path to the Throne of God, Preface, as printed by Educational Felt Aids, Inc., Angwin, CA, undated)

The sanctuary in detail has spiritual significance and appeal “to all classes of religious people: to the Jews, because first, ‘unto them were committed the oracles of God,’ (Romans 3:2), . . .; to Catholic Christians, because the priesthood permeates all its parts and services; to Protestant Christians, because the everlasting gospel is the keynote of the sanctuary; and even to the heathen, because in practically all, if not all, heathen worship, there still remain traces of this divine object lesson”: the sanctuary. (*Sarah Elizabeth Peck, Path to the Throne of God, Preface, as printed by Educational Felt Aids, Inc., Angwin, CA, undated)

Our redemption through Christ, our Righteousness, indeed is in the sanctuary in every detail, as we will clearly see in 2018.

(*Please note this online version of Path to the Throne of God shows no Preface.)

For Health’s Sake…

That’s because without Christ, we can do nothing. But with Christ, we can do all things. (Read John 15:5 and Philippians 4:13.)

Pastor Flemons says, “Let’s not have those ‘I think I can’ kind of new year resolutions. Let all change begin with learning to love Christ. For it is the love of Christ that constrains us to think right and to live right. It is the love of Christ that is a mind-changer.

In 2018 be determined to embrace the REFRESHING Way of life. It begins with relying on God. But it goes further. It involves eating healthy; getting adequate fresh air, rest, exercise, water and sunlight every day. It means never giving up, but being consistent in your efforts and being patient with your own progress. It also means being considerate of others enough to give something beneficial to them. All these improve your physical health and general well-being.

In other words, don’t go along with what the world is doing in ignoring God’s will for their lives and doing whatever pleases them for the moment. Don’t believe you must eat the flesh of dead animals and their byproducts, like dairy and eggs, to get your protein. Don’t believe that the best exercise is in the gym on equipment, rather than simply walking or running outdoors. Don’t believe that regularly staying up beyond 9:30 p.m., is essential to a prosperous life. Don’t believe that drinking carbonated beverages are a good way to get in your daily minimum of water requirements. Don’t believe that in order to achieve in life you must be impatient, anxious to give up a way that seems to not immediately work. Don’t believe that you must be selfish to enjoy life. All these negatively affect your health and well-being.

Pastor Flemons said he prays that your “new year resolutions will have health written all over it.” He pointed to 2 Corinthians 5:18, so that you may know this: All things can’t be new unless all things are “of God.”

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