Worship: 666 / Wellness: Spirulina and Chlorella

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  “A text out of context is a pretext,” says Pastor Flemons. Every Bible text, therefore, must be read within its context. To do that, he says, is to always read the surrounding verses. That will give you a clue as to the meaning of the text. Then stay as close as possible to the context, keeping in mind that some texts have more than one application.

Pastor Flemons says that Revelation 13:18 may be just such a text. The text specifically mentions counting the number of the beast. The beast, as described in the first ten verses of the chapter and as history records, points to the Roman Catholic Church, as Pastor Flemons discussed in greater detail. And in Roman numerals the title of the pope (Vicarius Filii Dei) does add up to the number 666. However, the primary application of identifying the number of the beast, he believes, has to do with the image beast.

He then shared a reading from what he says is Ellen G. White’s only reference to 666. From A Word to the Little Flock, p. 19, he read this:

“I saw all that ‘would not receive the mark of the Beast, and of his Image, in their foreheads or in their hands,’ could not buy or sell. 5 I saw that the number (666) of the Image Beast was made up; 6 and that it was the beast that changed the Sabbath, and the Image Beast had followed on after, and kept the Pope’s, and not God’s Sabbath. And all we were required to do, was to give up God’s Sabbath, and keep the Pope’s, and then we should have the mark of the Beast, and of his Image.” {WLF 19.1}

She saw, says Pastor Flemons, that the number 666 is of the image of the beast: apostate Protestantism, primarily in America. The context is buying and selling, says Pastor Flemons, who read the only other two Bible texts that mention 666: 1 Kings 10:14 and 2 Chronicles 9:13. Both mention only the weight of gold, which may refer to its importance or influence, says Pastor Flemons. Certainly, there will be an economic pressure that challenges our eternal salvation.

Four things that the saints of God must overcome in the Last Days, he says, are revealed in Revelation 15:2. These must overcome the beast (the Papacy), his mark (enforced Sunday worship), his image (influence of apostate Protestant religious leaders), and the number of his name.

Economically speaking, Pastor Flemons says that we can learn a lot from the self-reliance of the Amish culture, which is financially prosperous. Like them, we must learn now how to do without the convenience of earthly supports and the influence of money in order to be ready for the time of the end. Our dependence must be on God alone.

[For additional details, please read Revelation 13:18; Numbers 14:34; Ezekiel 4:6;  Revelation 16:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:3; Revelation 17:15; Daniel 7:23; John 10:33; Mark 14:64; 2:7; 1 Kings 10:14; Revelation 182 Chronicles 9:13. Also, listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang Hymn 469, “Leaning On the Everlasting Arms.”]

Worship: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says that if you are on a raw diet, you would be wise to include spirulina and chlorella. They are superfoods. Spirulina is already an ingredient in TOR’s AAA Supertonic Superfood. However, chlorella is soon to be added, he says.

From a naturalstacks.com article on the top five benefits of spirulina and chlorella, Pastor Flemons read this:

“Spirulina and chlorella are the missing nutrient in your diet that are 1000X more powerful than fruits and vegetables.

“However, the truth is, one gram of algae – the amount in a single tablet – contains the nutritional equivalent of 1,000 grams of fruits and vegetables.

“So make no mistake about it, these nutrient dense blue green algae, Spirulina (a bacteria) and Chlorella (a plant) are true superfoods.

“Spirulina contains 2.5X more protein per ounce than steak and 2-5X more antioxidants per ounce than leading fruits and vegetables.

“A mere 30 gram serving of chlorella has 5X the chlorophyll content of kale and contains more iron than liver.

“They’re also the most potent source of plant-based omega-3’s and Vitamin B12 – making them a powerful supplement for non-meat eaters.”

(For further details, please listen to the recording and read the article in full here.)

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Sharing Time  Pastor Flemons shared a testimony of his ministry among the Amish in Pennsylvania. Pastor Flemons responded to a health question about a racing heartbeat. He also responded to the claim that modern day Pharisees are those who obey God in following the Spirit of Prophecy, particularly the writings of Ellen G. White, as it relates to country living.

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – February 10 – 16

Worship  Sunday – Holy Spirit Series: What Is the Trinity? Monday – What Did He Mean? Tuesday – Christ’s Divinity Clothed in Humanity; Wednesday – Trinitarian and Binitarian Errors; Thursday – The Humanity of Christ; Friday – Our Test; Saturday, the Sabbath – 666

Wellness  Sunday – How Refined Foods Cause Hypertension; Monday – How Meat and Dairy Raise Blood Pressure; Tuesday – Meals b4 Pills: Caffeine, Chocolate Lead to Hypertension; Wednesday – Staying the Course; Thursday – Control Your Circumstances; Friday – Distress Can Kill You; Saturday, the Sabbath – Spirulina and Chlorella

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Words of Encouragement

2 Peter 2:6  And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly. (Also read Conflict and Courage, CC 53.)

Isaiah 54:8  In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer. (Also read With God at Dawn, WGD 49.)