Worship: Manna and Aaron’s Rod / Wellness: Frankincense and Cancer

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  God always takes care of His people. That is evident in how God cared for the children of Israel during their journey through the desert wilderness after their miraculous release from Egypt. God Himself fed them, raining manna down from Heaven every day, except the seventh day–Sabbath. One day prior to Sabbath, called the Preparation Day, manna was rained down in a double portion for both Friday and Saturday. That story in Exodus 16 shows the “perpetuity of Sabbath,” says Pastor Flemons. And it removes “from all minds any groundless speculations by future generations as to how the vast multitude of Israel were fed during their forty years’ wandering in the wilderness, where no other food of any kind and no water (except from the rock) could be obtained. Num. 20:5.” (PTG)

The story of Aaron’s rod that budded, in Numbers 16, shows the authority of God, which He gives to His chosen against those in rebellion, as was Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. It is also representative of parental authority or any leadership role, especially the leadership of Christ.

“It seems that both the pot of manna and Aaron’s rod were kept in the ark during the forty years’ wandering of Israel. But when the ark was put into Solomon’s temple at the time of the dedication of the temple, nearly 500 years later, we are told that ‘there was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when. . .the children of Israel. . .came out of the land of Egypt.” 1 Kings 8:9. (PTG)

[For additional details, please read Exodus 16 and Numbers 16, as well as “The Pot of Manna and Aaron’s Rod” in Path to the Throne of God, by Sarah Elizabeth Peck. (PTG 166 original. PTG 226 new edition. PTG 126 online.) Also, listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons and hear him sing Hymn 499, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”]

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, shared a MedicalNewsToday.com article, which provides data for the potential use of frankincense for cancer. Primarily, it states that frankincense fights inflammation, “always a factor in cancer,” says Pastor Flemons. Also, there is evidence that frankincense kills breast cancer cells, disrupts the growth of future cancer cells, and has antitumor properties, while it is harmless to healthy cells.

In its powder form, it is called Boswellia, says Pastor Flemons, and can be taken in capsule form. Of course, Frankincense oil has an aroma that, when added to bath soaks, is relaxing to the nerves and produces restful sleep. It also can be used in lotions for skin care. In fact, according to the MedicalNewsToday article, it may help with other diseases as well, including rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, bronchial asthma, and ulcerative colitis.

A DrAxe.com article was specific about ingesting the oil. “Add one to two drops of oil to eight ounces of water or to a tablespoon of honey for GI relief. If you’re going to ingest it orally, make sure it’s 100 percent pure oil; do not ingest fragrance or perfume oils.” Among other benefits, the article adds, “Due to its antiseptic properties, frankincense oil is a great addition to any oral hygiene regimen. . . . It can help prevent dental health issues like tooth decay, bad breath, cavities or oral infections. You can also consider making your own toothpaste by mixing frankincense oil with baking soda.”

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

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Sharing Time  Several topics were briefly discussed when a listener asked questions like these: In the Book of Job, who were the sons of God? Before becoming Christians, are heathens and nonChristians considered sons of God? Is perfection possible, or will we be sinning until the day we die or until Jesus comes? Can frankincense be ingested? What is boswellia?

Special Announcement from the family of one of our listeners, Debra Williams, who passed Friday, October 19.

The Memorial Service for our beloved Sister, Debra Williams, will be held at Kingdom Builder’s Ministry, 1504 North Norwood Street Wallace, NC 28466, on October 28, 2018, at 3pm.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers listener 3116 (Kaven), who asked that we pray for God’s love and attributes to be seen in her life and in her service. She asked that we pray for TOR Wellness Ministry and broadcast listeners and that God will continue to be merciful to all of us. Also, please pray for the family of our deceased listening family member: Debra Williams.

Pray also for those undergoing surgery today and all grieving families (especially spouses). Pray for those fighting for their lives and against depression. Also pray for people living in areas at risk of being destroyed by hurricanes and tornadoes and other natural disasters.

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!

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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TOPICS THIS WEEK – October 21 – 27

Worship  Sunday – Manna and Aaron’s Rod

Wellness  Sunday – Frankincense and Cancer

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Words of Encouragement

Isaiah 59:19  So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

Psalm 40:1, 2  I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. (Also read ST October 8, 1896, par. 6.)