Worship: For Heaven’s Sake God led the Israelites “through experiences designed to strengthen their faith and better qualify them for the task” of constructing the sanctuary. Their miraculous deliverance from Egyptian bondage and idolatry was the utmost experience. It was the first Passover. And it marked a new beginning–a new year. (Read more below.)
Wellness: For Health’s Sake Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says that all showers should end with a cold water rinse. (Read more below.)
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TOPICS THIS WEEK – January 7 – 13
Worship Sunday – The Gospel in the Old Testament; Monday – The Sanctuary, Special Study in Our Day; Tuesday – The Real New Year
Wellness Sunday – Sprouts and Diabetes; Monday – Treat Yourself to a Good Salad Dressing; Tuesday – How to End Showers
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Words of Encouragement
Deuteronomy 30:8, 9 And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the Lord, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day. And the Lord thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the Lord will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers.
Psalm 107:29-30 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
For Heaven’s Sake…
Deliverance was at midnight. At midnight, all the firstborn of Egypt were slain. At midnight, they left with the favor of God and the jewels of Egypt: “recompense” for four hundred years of unpaid slave labor. And Egypt was glad.
Exodus 12 provides details of their preparation for deliverance. Every detail of their preparation was symbolic. “The bitter herbs were to be a reminder of their release from bitter bondage; the unleavened bread was ‘bread of affliction; for thou camest forth in haste.” ‘They were “thrust out.”‘ Deuteronomy 16:3; Ex 12:33, 39. The lamb roasted with fire typified the fiery trials of ‘the Lamb of God,’ who was ‘wounded for our transgressions,’ ‘oppressed’ and ‘afflicted.’ Isaiah 53:4-12. The blood put on the doors for the protection of those within symbolized the blood of Christ, shed to protect them from the power of sin.”
“This service was called the Passover, because when the Lord smote all the firstborn of the Egyptians, He passed over the houses of Israel where the blood had been sprinkled. It was for ‘a memorial’ to be observed in commemoration of their deliverance. It was to be ‘an ordinance forever.'” (Read Exodus 12:14.)
Throughout eternity, “those whose sins have been washed away by the blood of Christ, will continue to celebrate their great deliverance.” It is worthy to note, however, that the “Passover was not observed in the wilderness.” Thus was the command: “When ye be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service.” (Read Exodus 12:25; Joshua 5:10; PP 406, and PP 485.) Today, God’s people are in the wilderness of this world and will remain so until Jesus comes to take them to heavenly Canaan.
(For the full presentation, please listen to the FB video, “Sanctuary, Lesson 9, Israel’s Preparation for Service: The Passover.” For the full sectional reading, please visit the online version of The Path to the Throne of God, (PTG), by Sarah Elizabeth Peck, and read the chapter entitled “Israel’s Preparation for Service” pages 13 to 19.)
For Health’s Sake…
Ending all showers with a cold water rinse closes the pores of the skin and protects against drafts of cold air upon exiting the shower. It steels the body against colds.
But there is health and healing in contrast showers of at least three rotations each of 3 minutes of very hot water, followed by 30 seconds of very cold water. Contrast showers (1) build the immune system, (2) protect against colds, (3) increase circulation, (4) increase energy levels, (5) act as a tonic and strengthen internal organs. They also help with insomnia, because muscles are relaxed when the 3-minute hot/30-second cold water rotations are done for three rotations.
However, when time hinders the 3-minute/30-second rotations, do at least three 1-minute hot/10-second cold water rotations. It’s better than nothing.