Worship: The Blessing / Wellness: Health in the Old Testament

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  “As ‘in the typical service the high priest, having made the atonement for Israel, came forth and blessed the congregation, so Christ at the close of His work as Mediator, will appear . . . to bless His waiting people with eternal life.’ GC 485. Then will be fulfilled the promise:’Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the City.’ Rev. 22:14.” PTG

“No relationship, no pleasure, item of food, nothing is worth losing your salvation over,” says Pastor Flemons. “You need this blessing.” Let it be said that God pronounced that blessing over us for which all of Heaven has been devoted.

[For additional details, please read Matthew 25:21; Revelation 22:14GC 485; and “The High Priest’s Blessing at the Close of the Day” in Path to the Throne of God, by Sarah Elizabeth Peck. (PTG 179, 180 original. PTG 243, 244 new edition. PTG 137 online.) Also, listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons and hear him sing the historic hymn “Shall You? Shall I?”]

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, shared Bible texts that prove the health message is in the Old Testament. He began with the first one found in the very first book of the Bible: Genesis 1:29. It allows only nuts, grains, fruits, and vegetables to comprise the diet or “meat” for the sustenance of humanity. “Every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat,” it says.

The flesh of only certain animals was allowed for man’s temporary diet. The flesh of clean animals was permitted to be eaten, as were clearly identified in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. Only their flesh was permitted to be eaten, but not the fat nor the blood. (Read Leviticus 3:17; Leviticus 17:10, 11.)

“At the giving of the manna, just before Israel reached Sinai, the Lord had granted them flesh in answer to their clamors; but it was furnished them for only one day. {PP 377.4}

“God might as easily have provided them with flesh as with manna, but a restriction was placed upon them for their good. It was His purpose to supply them with food better suited to their wants than the feverish diet to which many had become accustomed in Egypt. The perverted appetite was to be brought into a more healthy state, that they might enjoy the food originally provided for man—the fruits of the earth, which God gave to Adam and Eve in Eden. It was for this reason that the Israelites had been deprived, in a great measure, of animal food. {PP 378.1}”

For this same reason, says Pastor Flemons, God is calling man back to the original diet given in Eden.

When health was lost, man was directed to the method for healing. First, the cause had to be searched out and determined. (See Proverbs 26:2 and Job 29:16.) God’s people was to be assured that healing must be found in Him, the balm of Gilead, through nature and in service for God and not primarily in physicians. (Read Genesis 3:18Isaiah 58:5-11Jeremiah 8:22; Jeremiah 30:132 Chronicles 16:12; 2 Kings 1:1-3.)

(For more details, please listen to the recording and also read Genesis 7:2; Genesis 9:2-4“Flesh Foods,” CCh 228.)

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Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers call-in listener 1716, who asked that we pray for her mother who is having surgery. Also listener 4906 asked that we pray for her health challenges and for the salvation of her family. Please remember to pray for the nephews and niece of listener 2294.

Pray also for those undergoing surgery today. Pray for all grieving families (especially widows and widowers). Pray for those fighting for their lives and those fighting depression and other mental conditions. Also pray for people living in areas at risk of being destroyed by hurricanes and tornadoes and other natural disasters, like earthquakes, sinkholes and floods.

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

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“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)

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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 – November 11 – 17

Worship  Sunday – The Blessing

Wellness  Sunday – Health in the Old Testament

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Words of Encouragement

Acts 4:13  Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. (Also read the devotional book, Ye Shall Receive Power, YRP 324.)

Psalm 119:30, 31  I have chosen the way of truth; thy judgments have I laid before me. I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, put me not to shame. (Also read My Life Today, ML 73.)