Worship: Christians, Colorful Cosmetics, Jewelry, and Flashy Clothes #7 / Wellness: Rest, Best Practices

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Isaiah 3 has special relevance to these last days. And Pastor Flemons did a verse-by-verse talk of how Isaiah 3, especially shows that church members in the last days would indeed wear colorful cosmetics, jewelry, and flashy clothes. It also shows that the liturgy of the church would change to accommodate the youth at the cost of oppression to older generations–rather those who seek to hold up the  Christian standard. In fact, Pastor Flemons told of those being kicked out of the church who hold up the Christian standard in favor of those who promote sins the Bible clearly calls abominable.

Such actions show that the denominational structure is not itself the church. He says that it is only to provide structure for the church. It is for the organization of ministerial activity. True church membership is according to the Lamb’s Book of Life. It lists the names of the faithful, the names of the obedient. “God,” says Pastor Flemons, “is calling for individual responsibility.” He says that church members need to stop putting all of the emphasis on outward adornment and display and get back to God.

He closed with this statement made to the church over a hundred years ago: “The prophecy of Isaiah 3 was presented before me as applying to these last days, and the reproofs are given to the daughters of Zion who have thought only of appearance and display. Read verse 25: ‘Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.’ I was shown that this scripture will be strictly fulfilled. Young men and women professing to be Christians, yet having no Christian experience, and having borne no burdens and felt no individual responsibility, are to be proved. They will be brought low in the dust and will long for an experience in the things of God, which they have failed to obtain.” {1T 270.1}

[For additional details, please read Isaiah 3 and Testimonies for the Church, volume 1, p. 270.1 (1T 270). Also, listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons and hear him sing Hymn 606, “Once to Every Man and Nation.”]

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, shared points about how to get proper rest daily.

  1. 1. Go to bed and wake up at regular times every day.
  2. 2. Go to bed no later than 9:30 every night.
  3. 3. Never eat within 5 hours of bedtime.
  4. 4. Retire after two hours ONLY if the last meal consists of fruit with zwieback, crackers or air-popped popcorn. Although this is permissible, it is not encouraged.
  5. 5. Don’t behold or dwell on negative things before going to bed.
  6. 6. Sleep in a well-ventilated room.
  7. 7. Read and meditate on some Scripture before going to bed.
  8. 8. Drink a relaxing tea before going to bed, if you have trouble sleeping. The ratio of the tea mixture is one teaspoon of the bulk herb to one cup of just-boiled water. Allow the herb to steep in the boiled water 10 to 15 minutes. Do not add any sweetner to the tea. Relaxing tea can be made with any combination of the following herbs: Chamomile, Peppermint, Hops, Scullcap, Valerian, Lady’s Slipper.

Rest is the fourth wellness principle of 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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TOPICS THIS WEEK – November 18 – 24

Worship  Sunday – Christians, Colorful Cosmetics, Jewelry, and Flashy Clothes #6; Monday – Christians, Colorful Cosmetics, Jewelry, and Flashy Clothes #7

Wellness  Sunday – Fresh Air Best Practices; Monday – Rest, Best Practices

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Words of Encouragement

John 13:35  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. (Also read My Life Today, ML 80.)