Worship: Christians, Colorful Cosmetics, Jewelry, Flashy Clothes #2 / Wellness: How to Eat Healthy #1

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  In the story of Jacob’s call to return to Bethel, there is a lesson about the wearing of jewelry and inappropriate garments for God’s people. God wanted to save Jacob and those with him. Therefore were they called to return to Bethel, the place of their salvation.

Jacob then ordered the people to take off their rings and earrings, which were called gods, and to change their garments. He testified of God’s goodness, and they willingly responded to the order. Jacob hid or buried the “gods” in the ground under an oak tree.

“With deep emotion Jacob repeated the story of his first visit to Bethel, when he left his father’s tent a lonely wanderer, fleeing for his life, and how the Lord had appeared to him in the night vision. As he reviewed the wonderful dealings of God with him, his own heart was softened, his children also were touched by a subduing power; he had taken the most effectual way to prepare them to join in the worship of God when they should arrive at Bethel. ‘And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.’ {PP 205.3}”

Pastor Flemons says, “We should want to return to our Bethel or place of deliverance. Such returning to God and remembering His promises and goodness should be accompanied by changes in what is on our hands (that’s rings) and what is in our ears (earrings). These were called strange gods. Our dress should also change as they changed their garments.”

He said that we need to dress in a more simple way that is godly, so that our characters can shine out for God. He says, “God wants us to shine from within and have that honest, sincere glow of a Christian.”

[For additional details, please read Genesis 35:1-7; Genesis 28:10-22; Genesis 32:24-28; and Ellen White’s Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 205.3. Also, listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons and hear him sing Hymn 627, “Jacob’s Ladder.”]

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says that he believes in meals over pills and that education is better than medication. Then he shared six points for eating healthy.

First, make breakfast your biggest meal of the day. That’s when your metabolism is the fastest of the day, he says.

2. Do not mix fruits and vegetables together in the same meal. Neutral fruits and vegetables (like avocados, olives, lemons and tomatoes) are the exceptions that “can go either way.”

3. Eat plenty of raw with every meal. In one meal, eat a large salad. In the other, eat largely of fresh fruit.

4. Eat a variety of foods, rather than the same meal day after day. Consult TOR’s Total Vegetarian Cookbook for ideas. For instance, a fruit meal can consist of fruits, nuts and cereal or a dish made of whole grains, like millet, oatmeal, quinoa, couscous.

5. Eat no dairy. Replace dairy products with nut milk, rice milk or soy milk alternatives. Tasty homemade non-dairy alternatives, including butter, for instance, are in the TOR’s Total Vegetarian Cookbook.

6. Eat no meat or animal products, including chicken and fish.

Eating healthy is the second wellness principle embedded in the REFRESHING Way lifestyle. REFRESHING stands for Rely on God. Eat healthy. Fresh air. Rest. Exercise. Self-Control (temperance). H2O-drink water. In the sun. Never give up. Give to others.

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

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FaceBook  – Should God’s people wear colorful cosmetics, jewelry, and flashy clothes? Part 2

FaceBook – How to Eat Healthy, Part 1

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – November 11 – 17

Worship  Sunday – The Blessing; Monday – A Time of Rejoicing; Tuesday – Christians, Colorful Cosmetics, Jewelry, Flashy Clothes #1; Wednesday – Christians, Colorful Cosmetics, Jewelry, Flashy Clothes #2

Wellness  Sunday – Health in the Old Testament; Monday – 4 Benefits of Juicing; Tuesday – How to Rely on God for Your Health; Wednesday – How to Eat Healthy #1

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Words of Encouragement

2 Corinthians 4:1, 2  Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; but have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. (Also read the devotional book, Ye Shall Receive Power, YRP 327.)

Genesis 39:9  How can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? (Also read My Life Today, ML 76.)