Worship: Dress? It’s Spiritual / Wellness: Wearing High Heels? It’s Dangerous

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Dress reform (presented in its own mini-series) follows talks by Pastor Flemons on a number of reforms instituted after 1798, when the Dark Ages ended. These reforms include the Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Sanctuary, the Sabbath, Worship, Country Living, as well as Financial, Education, Home, Prophetic, Faith, Unity, and Health reforms in his series “Preparation for the Final Crisis,” which he says is “preparation for Heaven.”

Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene, a book written by Ellen G. White, treats the subject of dress in a full chapter. Pastor Flemons read a portion of it. The first and last paragraphs are these:

“Fashion rules the world; and she is a tyrannical mistress, often compelling her devotees to submit to the greatest inconvenience and discomfort. Fashion taxes without reason, and collects without mercy. She has a fascinating power, and stands ready to criticise and ridicule all who do not follow in her wake.” {CTBH 85.1}

“It is Satan’s design so to pervert every function of our being that life may be made miserable, and God may be dishonored in the creatures he has made. If women make the customs of the world their criterion, they will become unfitted, both physically and mentally, for the duties of life. Many have done themselves untold injury by compressing the waist. Their power to do good in the family and in society is greatly lessened; and if they are mothers, their children are robbed of vitality. When the waist is compressed, the circulation of the blood is impeded, and the internal organs, cramped and crowded out of place, cannot perform their work properly. It is impossible, under such circumstances, to take a full inspiration. Thus the pernicious habit of breathing only with the upper part of the lungs is formed, and feebleness and disease are often the result.” {CTBH 88.1}

Pastor Flemons added that if you cannot inhale as your stomach expands effortlessly, then your clothing is too tight.

[For additional details, please read Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene, by Ellen G. White, Chapter 10 “Dress,” particularly, pp 85 – 88 (CTBH 85) and listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons.]

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, shared an article confirming what he’s been teaching for years: that wearing high heels may look fashionable; but they can hurt you in more ways than simply your feet and toes.

Wearing high heels can cause lower back pain. It can actually cause displacement of the pelvis, which then can cause female issues, adds Pastor Flemons.

It can cause sore calves, which leads to ugly protruding and extremely painful veins. It can cause broken ankles, bruised elbows and knees, and even a concussion, if you fall from walking on uneven surfaces, like cobblestones and potholes.

Because “high heels make the lower back arch out more than usual,” wearing them can cause an awkward spinal curvature that can lead to upper and lower back pain. “The stress on your foot can result in a constricted blood flow. In extreme cases, it may cause the blood vessels to break (6).” The stress can also cause the deformity called hammer toe.

They can weaken your ligaments and put stress on the knee that leads to osteoarthritis. Finally, wearing those stylish high heels all the time can hyperextend your toes permanently. That, my friends, is not too stylish at all. Those are ten side effects listed from wearing high heels. Who knows? There may be more!

(For additional details, please listen to the recording and read Ameya C’s article in full at stylecraze.com here.)

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Sharing Time  Listener 7222 shared her testimony of healing and going back to work for the first day. Bro. Rush shared a praise testimony and prayer request. Pastor responded to a question regarding constipation.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers listener 4906, who told of prayer answered for her son. (The charges were dropped!) Pray for the pain in her neck and the resolution of her inability to sleep.

Bro. Rush asks prayer for his cataract surgery tomorrow. And pray for his great grandson Noah, as well as pray for his wife and the rest of his family.

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – April 7 – 13

Worship  Sunday – Modesty in Dress; Monday – Dress? It’s Spiritual

Wellness  Sunday – Importance of Rest; Monday – Wearing High Heels? It’s Dangerous

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Words of Encouragement

Numbers 12:8  Wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? (Also read Conflict and Courage for April 8, CC 104.)

John 15:4  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. (Also read With God at Dawn for April 8, WGD 100.)