Worship: Birthday of the Church / Wellness: Don’t Eat Too Much Cake

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  “God spoke His law from Sinai on the fiftieth day from the ‘morrow after’ Israel ate the first Passover, Lev. 23:15,16, when they were delivered from Egypt. The day was then named Pentecost, a word meaning fiftieth. This first Pentecost was the birthday of the Hebrew church.”

Similarly, Pastor Flemons in marking his 51st birthday, said that he wants to honor God more now than in his first fifty years. He says, “God gave wonderful principles by which we can live.” He read Acts 2, that describes the day of Pentecost in which God’s people were filled with the Spirit. He also read Exodus 31:3, and shared his personal prayer, which is to be “filled” “with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship.” Let’s give our minds to God, he says, that we may be in harmony with His will for our lives. Also “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19).

[For additional details, please read Exodus 31:3; Acts 2; and “The First Pentecost The Birthday of the Hebrew Church” in Path to the Throne of God, by Sarah Elizabeth Peck. (PTG 202 original. PTG 275 latest edition. PTG 153 online.) Also, listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang Hymn 268, “Holy Spirit, Light Divine.”]

Worship: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, mentioned how it is that often on one’s birthday, too much cake gets eaten during the course of too much celebration. The excess celebration then leads to some kind of suffering soon afterward.

His message was simple and to the point, “Don’t eat too much cake!” In other words, practice self-control. Don’t eat anything that is harmful. And only eat in moderation those things that are healthy. Being that it was his birthday, Pastor Flemons determined to practice what he preaches.

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

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Sharing Time  The men of TOR Worship and Wellness Broadcast listening family stepped up in full to honor Pastor Flemons on his 51st birthday with songs, words of encouragement, and even a proclamation: from the eldest (Bro. Chester), who went first, to the youngest (Sis. Audrey’s grandson Alex), who closed out the broadcast with a special prayer for the pastor.

Sis. Audrey closed with a text received from Sis. Kaven, who sends her “grateful thanks to the TOR family for their prayers, love and support during [her] father’s illness and recent passing.” She says, “Our Heavenly Father is Gentle, Merciful, and the Best Comforter for the grieving heart. Blessings!”

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today listener 5933, who came on to sing a song and pray in the pastor’s honor. Pastor Flemons has requested that we pray to God that he be filled with the Spirit in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship.

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 – February 17 – 23

Worship  Sunday – Four Phases of the Sanctuary; Monday – The Hebrew Church Organized; Tuesday – Birthday of the Church

Wellness  Sunday – Overcome Diabetes; Monday – Herbs for Healthy Eyes; Tuesday – Don’t Eat Too Much Cake

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Words of Encouragement

Hebrews 11:17-19  By faith Abraham when he was tried, offered up Isaac; and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, … accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead. (Also read Conflict and Courage, CC 56.)

2 Corinthians 5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (Also read With God at Dawn, WGD 52.)

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