Worship: Solomon, One of the Few / Wellness: Juice and Smoothie for Better Vision



Worship: For Heaven’s Sake
Repent of your evil dreams. We are responsible for the decisions we make, even in our dreams. Pastor Flemons explained why.

It was in a dream that Solomon asked for wisdom rather than riches. And God honored his request, as though done fully conscious. When asked, God gives wisdom–always. This one experience of Solomon teaches the world that we are responsible for our inmost thoughts and that God is honored when we ask Him for divine wisdom. Hence, the reason Solomon is one of the few to whom so many owe so much.

[For further details, read 1 Kings 3 and listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons.]

(NOTE: Before following any advice given here, please read our disclaimer on this page.)

Worship: For Health’s Sake Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, and Sis. Maria discussed TORSOE’s (Times of Refreshing Simplicity of Eden) 10-day fast for spiritual cleansing and healing, which begins August 1. Sis. Maria shared two more recipes to use during the liquid fast, especially for those with eyesight disorders. However, these drinks will enhance anyone’s vision.

The TORSOE Vision Enhancer Juice

Juice

  • 5 large carrots
  • 2 oranges (peeled)
  • 1 raw sweet potato (cubed or sliced to fit juicer)
  • 1 lemon (peeled or unpeeled)

The TORSOE Vision Enhancer Smoothie

Blend

  • 1 cup, almond milk
  • 1 cup, smashed sweet potato
  • 1 medium carrot (diced)
  • 1 cup, pineapple (cubed)

Also, please take advantage of adding to any of your smoothies TORSOE’s Supertonic for additional nutrition. It will enhance the taste, but be warned that it will also change the color!

[For further details, please listen to the recording.]

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Sharing and Caring Time  Sis. Maria encouraged listeners with a passage of reading from the book Power of Prayer, a collection of statements on prayer by Ellen G. White, particularly from the section titled “The Privilege of Prayer,” Chapter 1, p. 9. [Another source of the same quote is used below.]

“. . . When He brings His people into strait places, then it is their privilege to assemble together for prayer, remembering that all things come of God. Those who have not yet shared in the trying experiences that attend the work in these last days will soon have to pass through scenes that will severely test their confidence in God. It is at the time His people see no way to advance, when the Red Sea is before them and the pursuing army behind, that God bids them: ‘Go forward.’ Thus He is working to test their faith. When such experiences come to you, go forward, trusting in Christ. Walk step by step in the path He marks out. Trials will come, but go forward. This will give you an experience that will strengthen your faith in God and fit you for truest service.” {9T 273.2}

“It is a wonderful thing that we can pray effectually; that unworthy, erring mortals possess the power of offering their requests to God. What higher power can man desire than this,—to be linked with the infinite God? Feeble, sinful man has the privilege of speaking to his Maker. We may utter words that reach the throne of the Monarch of the universe. We may speak with Jesus as we walk by the way, and He says, I am at thy right hand. [See Psalm 16:8.] {GW 258.1}

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today Listener 6557, who made no special request.

Pray for Pastor and Sis. Maria’s friend’s daughter, who was rushed to the hospital. Pray for a full recovery.

Pray for Sis. Wanda, as she does the 10-day fast and witnesses to those around her, especially for those co-workers who are planning to join her in the fast.

Pray for a caller’s sons who have sore throats. And pray for her mother who must make a decision. Pray for divine wisdom.

Please keep Sis. Audrey in prayer, that she will never again disappoint God and be sealed in the righteousness of Christ.

Lisa (a FB viewer) is asking for prayers for those victims and their families of the shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California.

Please pray for Sis. Chester, as she witnesses for Christ.

Pray for the family of Angel Corona, a FB viewer.

Please pray for any of our listeners who struggle with suicidal tendencies.

Please pray for TORSOE’s mission and plans and for our liquid fast from August 1 to August 10.

Pray for the unspoken prayer requests of each heart.

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)

Listen


FaceBook Worship Wellness Segment – Never Have So Many Owed So Much to So Few – Solomon

FaceBook Wellness Segment – Juice and Smoothie for Better Eyesight

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 1297.

TOPICS THIS WEEK – July 28 to August 3

Worship  Sunday – David, One of the Few; Monday – Solomon, One of the Few

Wellness  Sunday – Juice and Smoothie for Digestive Disturbances; Monday – Juice and Smoothie for Better Vision

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Words of Encouragement

1 Kings 19:14  And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. (Also read 1 Kings 19:8-18 and Conflict and Courage for July 29, CC 216.)

Psalm 55:16, 17 As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.  (Also read With God at Dawn for July 29, WGD 212.)





Worship: Samson, One of the Few / Wellness: Juice and Smoothie for Cancer



Worship: For Heaven’s Sake
Samson’s life of selfish living is world renowned. What he wanted was primarily his only priority. He repeatedly squandered God’s blessings to him.

“Just as he was entering upon manhood, the time when he must execute his divine mission—the time above all others when he should have been true to God—Samson connected himself with the enemies of Israel. He did not ask whether he could better glorify God when united with the object of his choice, or whether he was placing himself in a position where he could not fulfill the purpose to be accomplished by his life. To all who seek first to honor Him, God has promised wisdom; but there is no promise to those who are bent upon self-pleasing.” {PP 563.1}

“God’s promise that through Samson He would ‘begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines’ was fulfilled; but how dark and terrible the record of that life which might have been a praise to God and a glory to the nation! Had Samson been true to his divine calling, the purpose of God could have been accomplished in his honor and exaltation. But he yielded to temptation and proved untrue to his trust, and his mission was fulfilled in defeat, bondage, and death.” {PP 567.2}

Still, Samson’s last act testifies that, although imprisoned, anyone who truly repents and in sincerity yields him- or herself for God’s use in total devotion can be accepted of God. Samson’s story testifies to the willingness of God to save humanity to the uttermost and is why Samson is one of the few to whom so many owe so much.

[For further details, read Ellen G. White’s Patriarchs and Prophets, Chapter 54, “Samson” (p. 560) PP 563.1-566.2. Also, please listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons.]

(NOTE: Before following any advice given here, please read our disclaimer on this page.)

Worship: For Health’s Sake Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, invites you to join TORSOE (Times of Refreshing Simplicity of Eden) in a 10-day fast for spiritual healing and total well-being. Sis. Maria shared two recipes for your use during the fast.

TORSOE’s Green Juice

You will need to juice:

  • 1 bunch, kale
  • 4 sticks, celery
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 inch, ginger root

TORSOE’s Gingerlicious Smoothie

  • 2 cups, spinach
  • 2 cups, unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2 apples, any variety
  • 1/2 inch, ginger root (Be sure to peel it first!)

Directions: First blend the spinach and milk until smooth. Then add remaining ingredients and blend again.

These recipes can be used by anyone (and is especially recommended for those with cancer) during the 10-day fast with TORSOE beginning August 1.

[For further details, please listen to the recording.]

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Sharing and Caring Time  Sis. Maria encouraged listeners with two passages of reading from the book Power of Prayer, a collection of statements on prayer by Ellen G. White, particularly from the section titled “The Sincere Prayer,” Chapter 20. [Other sources of the same or very similar quotes are used below.]

“Those who have a natural love for the world and have been remiss in their duty can see their own faults specified in the cases of others who have been reproved. God designs to test the faith of all who claim to be followers of Christ. He will test the sincerity of the prayers of all those who claim to earnestly desire to know their duty. He will make duty plain. He will give all an ample opportunity to develop what is in their hearts. The conflict will be close between self and the grace of God. Self will strive for the mastery and will be opposed to the work of bringing the life and thoughts, the will and affections, into subjection to the will of Christ. Self-denial and the cross stand all along in the pathway to eternal life, and, because of this, ‘few there be that find it.’”  {2T 687.3}

“The sincerity of your prayers will be proved by the vigor of the effort you make to obey all of God’s commandments. You may move intelligently, and at every step renounce evil habits and associations, believing that the Lord will renovate your heart by the power of his Spirit. {YI August 11, 1892, par. 4}

Pastor Flemons will be speaking this Sabbath (Saturday) at the Walnut Church of SDA, 8501 Hwy 25, Marshall, NC 28753.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today Listener 9036, who made no special request.

Please pray for Listener 6485 to have clarity and strength to do God’s will. And please pray for her family, especially her young sons.

Please pray for Sis. Wanda and her new Bible study interest at work, and pray for her step-sister, who has been struggling with MS.

Please pray for one of our playback listeners, who struggles with suicidal tendencies.

Please pray for TORSOE’s mission and plans and for our liquid fast from August 1 to August 10.

Pray for the unspoken prayer requests of each heart.

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)

Listen


FaceBook Worship Wellness Segment – Never Have So Many Owed So Much to So Few – Samson

FaceBook Wellness Segment – Juice and Smoothie for Cancer – 10 day fast starts August 1

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 1293.

TOPICS THIS WEEK – June 15 – July 27

Worship  Sunday – Joshua, One of the Few; Monday – Caleb, One of the Few; Tuesday – Designated Survivor; Wednesday – Deborah, One of the Few; Thursday – Samson, One of the Few

Wellness  Sunday – Watch “What the Health!”; Monday – Watch, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”; Tuesday – Tropical Insulin Smoothie & Green Juice; Wednesday – Hypertension Juice and Smoothie; Thursday – Juice and Smoothie for Cancer

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Words of Encouragement

James 5:17, 18  Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. (Also read 1 Kings 18:41-46 and Conflict and Courage for July 25, CC 212.)

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. (Also read With God at Dawn for July 25, WGD 208.)





Worship: Caleb, One of the Few / Wellness: Watch “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”



Worship: For Heaven’s Sake
If the world calls you a senior, listen to this, says Pastor Flemons. He shared a reading that demonstrates the Bible version of retirement in the story of Caleb. The following two paragraphs are excerpts.

“Before the distribution of the land had been entered upon, Caleb, accompanied by the heads of his tribe, came forward with a special claim. Except Joshua, Caleb was now the oldest man in Israel. Caleb and Joshua were the only ones among the spies who had brought a good report of the Land of Promise, encouraging the people to go up and possess it in the name of the Lord. Caleb now reminded Joshua of the promise then made, as the reward of his faithfulness: ‘The land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children’s forever, because thou hast wholly followed the Lord.’ He therefore presented a request that Hebron be given him for a possession. Here had been for many years the home of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and here, in the cave of Machpelah, they were buried. Hebron was the seat of the dreaded Anakim, whose formidable appearance had so terrified the spies, and through them destroyed the courage of all Israel. This, above all others, was the place which Caleb, trusting in the strength of God, chose for his inheritance.” {PP 511.4}

“Caleb obtained the inheritance upon which his heart had been set for forty years, and, trusting in God to be with him, he ‘drove thence the three sons of Anak.’ Having thus secured a possession for himself and his house, his zeal did not abate; he did not settle down to enjoy his inheritance, but pushed on to further conquests for the benefit of the nation and the glory of God.” {PP 513.1}

According to Corrie ten Boom, says Pastor Flemons, retirement is simply getting new tires for your car! Essentially, Caleb displayed the same belief. Because of Caleb’s attitude toward working for the Lord in conquering giants on behalf of God’s people in the face of unimaginable difficulty, especially at his age, he is one of the few to whom so many owe so much.

[For further details, read Joshua 14; Ellen G. White’s Patriarchs and Prophets, Chapter 48, “The Division of Canaan,” p. 510, but especially PP 511 – 515.1. Also, please listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons.]

(NOTE: Before following any advice given here, please read our disclaimer on this page.)

Worship: For Health’s Sake Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says that you don’t have to fast for sixty days, like Joe Cross did. However, the story of Joe Cross, as highlighted in “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead,” is an impactful film that underscores the value of a healthy diet. “You need to watch it,” says Pastor Flemons.

Healing is not just physical. It is spiritual. The film makes that evident, although the Bible is not the primary subject of the film.

Genesis 1:29 reveals God’s original diet for mankind. It is a whole-food, plant-based diet of nuts, grains, fruits, and vegetables. Deviation from that original dietary plan is the reason there are so many diseases that are overtaking humanity. Over a ten-year period, cancer, heart attacks and strokes kill more people than did the Holocaust, says Pastor Flemons.

He invites you to watch “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” and to join us in doing your own liquid 10-day fast beginning August 1. Recipes and a shopping list will be shared in the days prior to August 1. Keep listening!

[For further details, please listen to the recording.]

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Sharing and Caring Time  Sis. Maria encouraged listeners with Steps 3 through 5 of Pastor Randy Skeete’s “How to Get Your Prayers Answered.”

Step 1: Pray to God, the Father, not to the Holy Ghost or to Jesus: John 17:1, 5, 11, 24, 25.

Step 2: Pray in the name of Jesus on the basis of what He did. Read John 14:13, 14.

Step 3: Pray through the Spirit. Romans 8:9.

Step 4: Pray according to God’s will. 1 John 5:14.

Step 5: Pray in faith (live the prayer). Mark 11:24.

Step 6: Pray without ceasing. Genesis 25:21, 26.

Step 7: Put away sin! Psalm 66:18.

Step 8: Receive God’s word willingly. Proverbs 28:9.


Sis. Chester posed a question to Pastor Flemons about how to deal with being a plain straight-forward person who does not compromise with evil and speaks truth. The concern is that she receives no calls from well-wishers. Please keep her and them in prayer.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today Listener Bro. Chester, who asks that we pray for him. He must have a procedure done tomorrow morning. Pray that it be successful. Also pray for family in Guyana.

Sis. David shared a testimony of health and her ability to witness at the age of 94. Please pray for those to whom God has allowed her to witness to for Him.

Pray for Audrey’s friend, that the arthritis in her knee will be healed. Thank you for prayers already answered. Her granddaughter found her own place to live right on time!

Please pray for one of our playback listeners, who struggles with suicidal tendencies.

Please pray for TORSOE’s mission and plans and for our liquid fast from August 1 to August 10.

Pray for the unspoken prayer requests of each heart.

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)

Listen


FaceBook Worship Wellness Segment – Never have so many owed so much to so few – Caleb

FaceBook Wellness Segment – Watch “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 1289.

TOPICS THIS WEEK – June 15 – July 27

Worship  Sunday – Joshua, One of the Few; Monday – Caleb, One of the Few

Wellness  Sunday – Watch “What the Health!”; Monday – Watch, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”

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Words of Encouragement

1 Kings 18:21  How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. (Also read 1 Kings 18:21-40 and Conflict and Courage for July 22, CC 209.)

Psalm 143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.  (Also read With God at Dawn for July 22, WGD 205.)





Worship: Moses, One of the Few / Wellness: Challenge – Get Fresh Air!


Worship: For Heaven’s Sake
Spend time with God in prayer and fasting. If you need more faith, you need to spend more time in communion with God. Moses was a man of faith, because he spent time with God. Moses is called the meekest man who ever lived.

We need to understand, however, that true meekness is not weakness, says Pastor Flemons. It is not even simple humility. It is humility under fire that shows true meekness. “When people come against you, when you are talked about, mistreated, misused, maligned, lied on and still have an attitude of humility, that is true meekness,” says Pastor Flemons. We must have the faith of Moses that leads us to be truly meek.

The life of Moses demonstrates how to love and forgive those who would repay you evil for your good to them. The response of Moses to Aaron and Miriam in Numbers 12 and his forgiving love for the rebellious people he led through the wilderness, serve as a principle of meekness to all the world for all time. Moses is a type of Christ and his life lessons to the world is the reason that he is one of the few to whom so many owe so much.

[For further details, read Hebrews 11:24-27; Isaiah 59:2Psalm 139:23, 24; Luke 16:19-31; Ecclesiastes 9:5; Numbers 12. Also, please listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang a bit of “Is Your All On the Altar?”]

(NOTE: Before following any advice given here, please read our disclaimer on this page.)

Worship: For Health’s Sake Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, challenges everyone “to get as much fresh air as possible today.” Ideally, the body needs to breathe in fresh air around the clock. If possible, crack a window, even during your sleeping hours, regardless of the temperatures. That may not be feasible for everyone, says Pastor Flemons. However, do your best. Fresh air provides negative ions that are positively healthy for the body.

[For further details, please listen to the recording.]

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Sharing and Caring Time Sis. Maria encouraged listeners with a passage from Chapter 58, “Pray for Others” in the Power of Prayer, a collection of writings on prayer by Ellen G. White. [Quotes below have been located in another hyperlinked source.]

Pray for Others—Let us strive to walk in the light as Christ is in the light. The Lord turned the captivity of Job when he prayed, not only for himself, but for those who were opposing him. When he felt earnestly desirous that the souls that had trespassed against him might be helped, he himself received help. Let us pray, not only for ourselves, but for those who have hurt us, and are continuing to hurt us. Pray, pray, especially in your mind. Give not the Lord rest; for His ears are open to hear sincere, importunate prayers, when the soul is humbled before Him.—(The S.D.A. Bible Commentary 3:1141.) {Pr 244.1}

Pray for those you visit. “This work requires you to watch for souls as they that must give an account. The tenderness of Christ must pervade the heart of the worker. If you have a love for souls you will reveal a tender solicitude for them. You will offer humble, earnest, heartfelt prayers for those whom you visit. The fragrance of Christ’s love will be revealed in your work. He who gave His own life for the life of the world will co-operate with the unselfish worker to make an impression upon human hearts.—(Testimonies for the Church 6:75, 76.) {Pr 246.6}

Pray for people who are suffering. “The divine Healer is present in the sick-room; He hears every word of the prayers offered to Him in the simplicity of true faith.  His disciples today are to pray for the sick, as verily as did the disciples of old. And there will be recoveries; for ‘the prayer of faith shall save the sick.’”(Gospel Workers, 215.) {Pr 231.3}

Wonderful results seen later. “With unutterable love, Jesus welcomes His faithful ones to the joy of their Lord. The Saviour’s joy is in seeing, in the kingdom of glory, the souls that have been saved by His agony and humiliation. And the redeemed will be sharers in His joy, as they behold, among the blessed, those who have been won to Christ through their prayers, their labors, and their loving sacrifice. As they gather about the great white throne, gladness unspeakable will fill their hearts, when they behold those whom they have won for Christ, and see that one has gained others, and these still others, all brought into the haven of rest, there to lay their crowns at Jesus’ feet and praise Him through the endless cycles of eternity.”—The Great Controversy, 646, 647. {Hvn 48.4}

Galatians 6:2 “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.”
 

Pastor Flemons announced that he will be speaking at the Inwood SDA Church, 2041 Buckhill Road, Gerardstown, West Virginia, this Sabbath.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today Listener 6557, who made no request.

Please pray for the brother who will be or is traveling across multiple states.

Please pray for Alison (Sis. Audrey’s daughter) and her family, as they face multiple challenges. Also, Alison is asking that we please pray for the Johnson family, particularly Mahogany, who has suddenly lost her mother, after having lost her father suddenly only five years ago. Mahogany, who just graduated from high school this year, is her mother’s only child and a close friend family friend.

Please pray for TORSOE’s mission and plans.

Pray for the unspoken prayer requests of each heart.

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)

Listen

FaceBook Worship Wellness Segment – Never Have So Many Owed So Much To So Few – Moses

FaceBook Wellness Segment – I challenge you to get as much fresh air as possible today

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 1285.

TOPICS THIS WEEK – June 14 – July 20

Worship  Sunday – The Marriages of Lot and Isaac: To Whom So Many Owe So Much; Monday – Jacob, One of the Few; Tuesday – Joseph, One of the Few, Part 1; Wednesday – Joseph, One of the Few, Part 2; Thursday – Moses, One of the Few

Wellness  Sunday – Challenge: Eat a Plant-Based Diet! Monday – The Challenge: Rely on God; Tuesday – Challenge! Be Temperate; Wednesday – Joseph, One of the Few, Part 2; Thursday – Challenge – Get Fresh Air!

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Words of Encouragement

1 Kings 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, … said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. (Also read 1 Kings 17:1-7 and Conflict and Courage for July 18, CC 205.)

Psalm 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. (Also read With God at Dawn for July 18, WGD 201.)



Worship: Joseph, One of the Few, Part 1 / Wellness: Challenge – Be Temperate!


Worship: For Heaven’s Sake
We can learn many lessons from the story of Joseph. Some will be shared in this two-part reading series. Joseph’s father favored him, spoiled him, and this infuriated his brothers, who sold him into slavery.

“But, in the providence of God, even this experience was to be a blessing to him. He had learned in a few hours that which years might not otherwise have taught him. His father, strong and tender as his love had been, had done him wrong by his partiality and indulgence. This unwise preference had angered his brothers and provoked them to the cruel deed that had separated him from his home. Its effects were manifest also in his own character. Faults had been encouraged that were now to be corrected. He was becoming self-sufficient and exacting. Accustomed to the tenderness of his father’s care, he felt that he was unprepared to cope with the difficulties before him, in the bitter, uncared-for life of a stranger and a slave.” {PP 213.2}

Nevertheless, “‘[] the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man…. And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand.’ Potiphar’s confidence in Joseph increased daily, and he finally promoted him to be his steward, with full control over all his possessions. ‘And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not aught he had, save the bread which he did eat.’” {PP 214.3}

Without Joseph’s experience, we would not know the power of faithfulness to God in every circumstance of life. Joseph’s experience reveals that God takes special notice of the faithful, regardless of their stature in society. Never have so many owed so much to so few. And Joseph is one of the few.

[For further details, read Ellen G. White’s Patriarchs and Prophets (PP213-220); Ellen G. White’s A Call to Medical Evangelism and Health EducationCME 13. Also, please listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang Hymn 602, “O Brother, Be Faithful.”

Wellness: For Health’s Sake Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, issued his latest challenge: Be temperate. Abstain from anything that is harmful, and only do in moderation those things that are good. That is temperance.

If you know something is harmful, simply don’t do it. Don’t go there. Don’t smoke it. Don’t eat it. It can do you no good.

And if it is good, only do it in moderation. Even the good things can be overdone. You can eat too much, drink too much, exercise too much, even work too much. Therefore, the good things must be done in moderation. We learn this important principle from two Bible verses: Proverbs 24:13 and Proverbs 25:16.

[For more details, please listen to the recording.]

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Sharing and Caring Time Sis. Maria encouraged listeners with several passages from the book Power of Prayer, a collection of comments on prayer by Ellen G. White, and from the chapter titled “Pray for Others.”

Let those who desire to work for God begin at home, in their own household, in their own neighborhood, among their own friends. Here they will find a favorable missionary field. . . ..” {6T 428.1}

“God has promised to give wisdom to those that ask in faith, and He will do just as He said He would. He is pleased with the faith that takes Him at His word. The mother of Augustine prayed for her son’s conversion. She saw no evidence that the Spirit of God was impressing his heart, but she was not discouraged. She laid her finger upon the texts, presenting before God His own words, and pleaded as only a mother can. Her deep humiliation, her earnest importunities, her unwavering faith, prevailed, and the Lord gave her the desire of her heart. Today He is just as ready to listen to the petitions of His people. . . .”—(Testimonies for the Church 5:322, 323.) {Pr 249.2}

“When they went into the army, your prayers followed them. They were wonderfully preserved from harm. They called it good luck; but a mother’s prayers from an anxious, burdened soul, as she felt the peril of her children and the danger of their being cut off in their youth without hope in God, had much to do with their preservation. How many prayers were lodged in heaven that these sons might be preserved to obey God, to devote their lives to His glory! In your anxiety for your children you pleaded with God to return them to you again, and you would seek more earnestly to lead them in the path of holiness.—(Testimonies for the Church 2:274, 275.) {Pr 250.1}

Sis. Maria also highly recommends reading the personal testimony in a letter written to Sister M.

Pastor Flemons announced that he will be speaking at the Inwood SDA Church, 2041 Buckhill Road, Gerardstown, West Virginia, this Sabbath.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today Listener 0272, Sis Wanda, who asks that we pray that God will bless the relationship between her and her siblings and that He will strengthen her husband and their children to walk with the LORD.

Sis. Odessa asks that we pray for the missing girls of Wichita Falls, Texas, that they may be safely returned to their families. They have been missing since Sunday.

Please pray for the unspoken burdens on the heart of Sis. Audrey for others whose names and situations she cannot mention.

Please pray for Sis. David and her family to be healed in their relationship with God and each other.

Please pray for TORSOE’s mission and plans.

Pray for the unspoken prayer requests of each heart.

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)

Listen


FaceBook Worship Segment – Never have so many owed so much to so few – Joseph part 1

FaceBook Wellness Segment  – I challenge you to temperance today!

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 1283.

TOPICS THIS WEEK – June 14 – July 20

Worship  Sunday – The Marriages of Lot and Isaac: To Whom So Many Owe So Much; Monday – Jacob, One of the Few; Tuesday – Joseph, One of the Few, Part 1

Wellness  Sunday – Challenge: Eat a Plant-Based Diet! Monday – The Challenge: Rely on God; Tuesday – Challenge! Be Temperate

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Words of Encouragement

2 Chronicles 14:11 And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O Lord, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. (Also read 2 Chronicles 14 and Conflict and Courage for July 16, CC 203.)

Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (Also read With God at Dawn for July 16, WGD 199.)



Worship: Jacob, One of the Few / Wellness: Challenge, Rely on God!


Worship: For Heaven’s Sake
God has a way that His will is to be performed. Jacob’s story teaches the world the importance of allowing God’s will to be done His way in our lives. Jacob’s story teaches us that we should never try to do God’s will our way. Jacob practiced deception to force God’s plan for his life and lost his family and his home and nearly his faith. “When we practice deception, deception will be practiced upon us,” says Pastor Flemons.

Thankfully, Jacob’s story also teaches us that God is limitless, and we must trust Him no matter what things look like. That is why He can only be referred to as the I AM. Any word that follows would limit God to the value of that one word.

Without Jacob’s experience, we would not know the power of faith and the intimate love of Jesus. Jacob’s experience reveals that God is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Never have so many owed so much to so few. That is why Jacob is one of the few.

[For further details, read Hebrews 11:6; Ellen G. White’s A Call to Medical Evangelism and Health EducationCME 13; Genesis 28:11-16; Genesis 32:24-30. Also, please listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang Hymn 627, “Jacob’s Ladder.”

Wellness: For Health’s Sake Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, issued his latest challenge: Rely on God. Relying on God, he says, provides “divine stress relief.” When you have divine stress relief and relief from anxiety and depression, you have “a powerful remedy against disease.” “Stress,” he says, “causes every major disease.”

He demonstrated how stress can cause hormones to go awry and become deadly. Using 1 Samuel 4:18-22, he explained how a woman went into early labor and died. She had just learned of the deaths of her husband and father-in-law and the loss of the sacred Ark of the Covenant in battle. Such stress-induced hormonal imbalance is at the root of breast cancer and prostate cancer, says Pastor Flemons. When stress is lowered, you can avoid inducing hormones dangerous levels.

[For more details, please listen to the recording.]

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Sharing and Caring Time Sis. Maria encouraged listeners with several passages from the book Power of Prayer, a collection of comments on prayer by Ellen G. White, Chapter 49, “Pray Wholeheartedly,” p 99.

God Will Not Turn Us Away Empty—When temptations and trials rush in upon us, let us go to God and agonize with Him in prayer. He will not turn us away empty, but will give us grace and strength to overcome, and to break the power of the enemy.”—(Early Writings, 46.) {Pr 80.3}

“The greatest victories to the church of Christ or to the individual Christian, are not those that are gained by talent or education, by wealth, or the favor of men. They are those victories that are gained in the audience chamber with God, when earnest, agonizing faith lays hold upon the mighty arm of power. {Pr 87.2}

“The season of distress and anguish before us will require a faith that can endure weariness, delay, and hunger—a faith that will not faint though severely tried. . . .  Those who are unwilling to deny self, to agonize before God, to pray long and earnestly for His blessing, will not obtain it. . . . .—(The Great Controversy, 621.) {Pr 276.1}

Read Psalm 34:15, 17: “The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.”. . . “The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.”

Pastor Flemons responded to questions about a cure for sciatic nerve pain and severe varicose veins.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today Listener 3474, who made no special request.

Sis. Odessa asks that we pray for the Griffin family and especially for her ex-husband, who needs spiritual blessings and who has lost a loved one. Also pray for her friend who is suffering from severe varicose veins.

Please pray for TORSOE’s mission and plans.

Pray for the unspoken prayer requests of each heart.

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)

Listen


FaceBook Worship Segment – Never have so many owed so much to so few – Jacob

FaceBook Wellness Segment  – I challenge you to RELY ON GOD for healing!

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 1282.

TOPICS THIS WEEK – June 14 – July 20

Worship  Sunday – The Marriages of Lot and Isaac: To Whom So Many Owe So Much; Monday – Jacob, One of the Few

Wellness  Sunday – Challenge: Eat a Plant-Based Diet! Monday – The Challenge: Rely on God

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Words of Encouragement

1 Kings 13:1-6 And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.  (Also read 1 Kings 13:1-6 and Conflict and Courage for July 15, CC 202.)

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Also read With God at Dawn for July 15, WGD 198.)



Worship: The Marriages of Lot and Isaac: To Whom So Many Owe So Much / Wellness: Challenge: Eat a Plant-Based Diet!


Worship: For Heaven’s Sake
The marriages of Isaac and Lot each tell a story to the world in every succeeding generation. Lot’s wife was unconverted, says Pastor Flemons. She was the reason Lot was still in Sodom in the first place. But Rebekah moved from the directions of God.

“The wife of Lot was a selfish, irreligious woman, and her influence was exerted to separate her husband from Abraham. But for her, Lot would not have remained in Sodom, deprived of the counsel of the wise, God-fearing patriarch. The influence of his wife and the associations of that wicked city would have led him to apostatize from God had it not been for the faithful instruction he had early received from Abraham. The marriage of Lot and his choice of Sodom for a home were the first links in a chain of events fraught with evil to the world for many generations.” {PP 174.2}

“He who has entered the marriage relation while unconverted, is by his conversion placed under stronger obligation to be faithful to his companion, however widely they may differ in regard to religious faith; yet the claims of God should be placed above every earthly relationship, even though trials and persecution may be the result. With the spirit of love and meekness, this fidelity may have an influence to win the unbelieving one. But the marriage of Christians with the ungodly is forbidden in the Bible. The Lord’s direction is, ‘Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers.’ 2 Corinthians 6:14, 17, 18. {PP 175.1}

“Isaac was highly honored by God in being made inheritor of the promises through which the world was to be blessed; yet when he was forty years of age he submitted to his father’s judgment in appointing his experienced, God-fearing servant to choose a wife for him. And the result of that marriage, as presented in the Scriptures, is a tender and beautiful picture of domestic happiness: ‘Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.'” {PP 175.2}

“True love is a high and holy principle, altogether different in character from that love which is awakened by impulse and which suddenly dies when severely tested. It is by faithfulness to duty in the parental home that the youth are to prepare themselves for homes of their own. Let them here practice self-denial and manifest kindness, courtesy, and Christian sympathy. Thus love will be kept warm in the heart, and he who goes out from such a household to stand at the head of a family of his own will know how to promote the happiness of her whom he has chosen as a companion for life. Marriage, instead of being the end of love, will be only its beginning.” {PP 176.3}

To the two stories of these few souls (Isaac and Rebekah and that of Lot and Lot’s wife), we can say that never has so many owed so much to so few.

[For further details, read Genesis 18:26-33; Ellen G. White’s Patriarchs and Prophets, PP 174.2 -176.3. Also, please listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang Hymn 76, “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go.”

Wellness: For Health’s Sake Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, issued his latest challenge: Eat a plant-based diet. God gave us fruits, nuts, grains and vegetables for meat. Read Genesis 1:29. That is mankind’s original diet; and because of sin and man’s consequent susceptibility to disease, he added herbs. Read Genesis 3:18.

“You cannot improve upon God,” says Pastor Flemons. Since God created your body, He knows what will work best for it to be sustained. When God made man, He said that it is very good.

A total plant-based diet can help you reverse cancer. It can help you reverse diabetes and hypertension, says Pastor Flemons. And if you really want to be healthy, he says, “eat whole foods.” This way, “you cannot go wrong.” Listen to God, the Great Physician, and not to any man who differs.

[For more details, please listen to the recording and watch the recommended videos: “Forks Over Knives,” “What the Health,” and “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.”]

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Sharing and Caring Time Sis. Maria encouraged listeners with a passage from Power of Prayer, a collection of comments on prayer by Ellen G. White, Chapter 49, “Pray Wholeheartedly,” p 99.

There is need of prayer,—most earnest, fervent, agonizing prayer,—such prayer as David offered when he exclaimed: ‘As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God.’ ‘I have longed after Thy precepts;’ ‘I have longed for Thy salvation.’ ‘My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.’ ‘My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto Thy judgments.’ This is the spirit of wrestling prayer, such as was possessed by the royal psalmist.” {Pr 73.1}

“We must not only pray in Christ’s name, but by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. This explains what is meant when it is said that the Spirit ‘maketh intercession for us, with groanings which cannot be uttered.’ Romans 8:26. Such prayer God delights to answer. When with earnestness and intensity we breathe a prayer in the name of Christ, there is in that very intensity a pledge from God that He is about to answer our prayer ‘exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.’” Ephesians 3:20. {Pr 221.3}

“God will be to us everything we will let Him be. Our languid, half-hearted prayers will not bring us returns from heaven. Oh, we need to press our petitions! Ask in faith, wait in faith, receive in faith, rejoice in hope, for everyone that seeketh findeth. Be in earnest in the matter. Seek God with all the heart. People put soul and earnestness into everything they undertake in temporal things, until their efforts are crowned with success. With intense earnestness learn the trade of seeking the rich blessings that God has promised, and with persevering, determined effort you shall have His light and His truth and His rich grace.” {Pr 114.1}

Read Jeremiah 17:9, 10: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”

Pastor Flemons responded to questions about the timing for getting off the grid and the dangers of UV rays.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today Listener 1716, who made no request and Listener 3588, who asks that we all pray that God will increase our faith, that we praise God, search the Scripture, be filled with the Holy Spirit, and witness for God.

Sis. Michelle asks that God will provide her a country home and bless us all throughout the day.

Please pray for Joyce’s brother Chris (of WA) who is in ICU with a stroke.

Please pray for TORSOE’s mission and plans.

Pray for the unspoken prayer requests of each heart.

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)

Listen


FaceBook Worship Segment – Never Have So Many Owed So Much To So Few – The Marriages of Lot and Isaac

FaceBook Wellness Segment  – I challenge you to eat a plant-based diet!

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 1281.

TOPICS THIS WEEK – June 14 – July 20

Worship  Sunday – The Marriages of Lot and Isaac: To Whom So Many Owe So Much

Wellness  Sunday – Challenge: Eat a Plant-Based Diet!

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Words of Encouragement

2 Chronicles 12:1 It came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the Lord, and all Israel with him. (Also read 2 Chronicles 12 and Conflict and Courage for July 14, CC 201.)

Matthew 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. (Also read With God at Dawn for July 14, WGD 197.)



Worship: Abraham – One of the Few / Wellness: Challenge – Get 30 minutes of sunlight today!


Worship: For Heaven’s Sake
Sometimes we have to leave our comfort zone to be obedient to God. That is what Abraham did.

“There was given to Abraham the promise, especially dear to the people of that age, of a numerous posterity and of national greatness: ‘I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.’ And to this was added the assurance, precious above every other to the inheritor of faith, that of his line the Redeemer of the world should come: ‘In thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.’ Yet, as the first condition of fulfillment, there was to be a test of faith; a sacrifice was demanded.” {PP 125.2}

Abraham was to leave all that was familiar to him and dwell among strangers in obedience to God. He then was called to be willing to sacrifice his only and long-awaited son to God. “Abraham’s unquestioning obedience is one of the most striking evidences of faith to be found in all the Bible.” Those who believe that faith substitutes for obedience would do well to prayerfully study the life of Abraham.

Abraham understood that the happiest place on earth is where God would have him be. “Where would we be, if Abraham had not been faithful?” asks Pastor Flemons. His faithful–but not flawless–journey makes Abraham one of the few to whom so many owe so much.

[For further details, read Ellen G. White’s Patriarchs and ProphetsPP 125.1-129.3; and please listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang Hymn 289, “The Savior Is Waiting.”

Wellness: For Health’s Sake Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, challenges you to get 30 minutes of sunlight today. God has placed in the rays of sunlight the power to turn cholesterol in the skin to vitamin D. Recently, it has been discovered that vitamin D is very valuable to general well-being. “Vitamin D is essential to every major system of our body,” says Pastor Flemons. Without vitamin D, our immune system will be compromised. Our bones will be more brittle. Arthritis is more of a risk. Your hormones need vitamin D to be balanced. Vitamin D also helps gets rid of toxins, which cause disease.

However, Pastor Flemons advises against being in the sun during the hottest part of the day. He says to be sure to avoid overheating. Heat is not easily released from the bodies of the very young and the very senior. This means that the body can easily overheat. Also, consider the hue of your skin. Lighter hues need less sunlight than darker complexions in order to make vitamin D. Dark people need at least 30 minutes of sunlight daily, says Pastor Flemons.

[For more details, please listen to the recording.]

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Sharing and Caring Time Sis. Maria encouraged listeners with a passage from Ellen G. White on the Beatitudes of Matthew 5.

She said, “I thank the Lord that such plain directions are given to believers. If we had no other instruction than is contained in these few words, here is sufficient, so that none need become bewildered. But we have a whole Bible full of precious instruction. None need be in darkness and uncertainty. Those who will seek by faith and prayer and earnest study of the Scriptures to obtain the virtues here brought to view will easily be distinguished from those who walk not in the light. Those who refuse to follow a Thus saith the Lord will have no excuse to render for their persistent resistance of the Word of God.” {Lt258-1907.14}

Read Matthew 5:3-7.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today Bro. Rush and the members his family, including his brother-in-laws who have had recent surgeries.

Please pray for TORSOE’s mission and plans.

Pray for the unspoken prayer requests of each heart.

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)

Listen


FaceBook Worship Segment – Never have so many owed so much to so few – Abraham

FaceBook Wellness Segment  – I challenge you to get 30 minutes of sunlight today!

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 1280.

TOPICS THIS WEEK – June 7 – July 13

Worship  Sunday – Don’t be happy when the devil obeys you! Monday – When Preachers Are Scared of the People, Pt 1; Tuesday – When Preachers Are Scared of the People, Pt 2; Wednesday – When Preachers Are Scared of the People, Pt 3; Thursday – 7 Abominations That You Don’t Know; Friday – So much owed by so many to so few; Saturday, the Sabbath – Abraham: One of the Few

Wellness  Sunday – Why Constipation Is the Mother of All Disease; Monday – Why Too Much of Anything Hurts Your Liver; Tuesday – Benefits of Onions; Wednesday – Walk! Thursday – Drink Water Between Meals; Friday – I challenge you! Bed by 9:30 tonight! Saturday, the Sabbath – Challenge: Get 30 minutes of sunlight today!

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Words of Encouragement

Ecclesiastes 10:5, 6 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler: folly is set in great dignity. (Also read Conflict and Courage for July 13, CC 200.)

Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. (Also read With God at Dawn for July 13, WGD 196.)



Worship: So much owed by so many to so few / Wellness: I challenge you! Bed by 9:30 tonight!


Worship: For Heaven’s Sake
Using history as the basis for his talk, Pastor Flemons quoted Wikipedia. “‘Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” [It] was a wartime speech made by the British prime minister Winston Churchill on 20 August 1940. The name stems from the specific line in the speech, Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few, referring to the ongoing efforts of the Royal Air Force crews who were at the time fighting the Battle of Britain, the pivotal air battle with the German Luftwaffe with Britain expecting an invasion. Pilots who fought in the battle have been known as The Few ever since; at times being specially commemorated on 15 September, ‘Battle of Britain Day‘.”

The same is true spiritually, says Pastor Flemons. Every living being owes so much to only eight people: Noah, his wife, and their family of three sons and their wives. Were it not for them, the flood would have destroyed every living soul. And the same is true today, says Pastor Flemons. The Bible says that the winds that are held in check now are being held by a few, until the saints are sealed in their foreheads. He invited listeners to be one of the few to whom so many owe so much.

[For further details, read Genesis 6:17; 1 Peter 3:20; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; and please listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang Hymn 570, “Not I, But Christ.”

Wellness: For Health’s Sake Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, challenges you to get to bed by 9:30 tonight. You need proper rest nightly. Your body builds during rest. Your immune system revitalizes during rest. Toxins are moved to areas of elimination during rest.

And when you are not resting, you are constantly building up more toxins, which cause disease. The hours prior to midnight are twice as effective as the hours of rest after midnight, says Pastor Flemons. Besides that, he says that getting proper rest is a principle of biblical wellness. Furthermore, if you fail to adhere to the biblical principle of rest, you will find that you will be borrowing sorrow from tomorrow.

[For more details, please listen to the recording.]

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Sharing and Caring Time Sis. Maria encouraged listeners with a passage from the book Power of Prayer, a collection of quotes on prayer by Ellen G. White, Chapter 7, “The Science of Prayer,” p 23.

“To live thus by the word of God means the surrender to Him of the whole life. There will be felt a continual sense of need and dependence, a drawing out of the heart after God. Prayer is a necessity; for it is the life of the soul. Family prayer, public prayer, have their place; but it is secret communion with God that sustains the soul life. {Pr 57.4}

“It was in the mount with God that Moses beheld the pattern of that wonderful building which was to be the abiding place of His glory. It is in the mount with God—in the secret place of communion—that we are to contemplate His glorious ideal for humanity. Thus we shall be enabled so to fashion our character building that to us may be fulfilled His promise, “I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” 2 Corinthians 6:16. {Pr 57.5}

“It was in hours of solitary prayer that Jesus in His earth life received wisdom and power. Let the youth follow His example in finding at dawn and twilight a quiet season for communion with their Father in heaven. And throughout the day let them lift up their hearts to God. At every step of our way He says, “I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, . . . Fear not; I will help thee.” Isaiah 41:13. Could our children learn these lessons in the morning of their years, what freshness and power, what joy and sweetness, would be brought into their lives!”—(Education, 258, 259.) {Pr 58.1}

“Christ’s lessons in regard to prayer should be carefully considered. There is a divine science in prayer, and His illustration brings to view principles that all need to understand. He shows what is the true spirit of prayer, He teaches the necessity of perseverance in presenting our requests to God, and assures us of His willingness to hear and answer prayer.” {Pr 307.1}

Also read Psalm 54:1,2: “Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength. Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.”

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today Listener 3702, Sis. Stella David.

Please remember Sis. Odessa, whose 64th birthday is today. And pray for her friend Janice, who is on life support.

Please pray for Sis. Audrey and her mom, who sustained a fall. Thank God that there was no serious injury.

Please pray for TORSOE’s mission and plans.

Pray for the unspoken prayer requests of each heart.

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)

Listen


FaceBook Worship Segment – Never have so many owed so much to so few

FaceBook Wellness Segment  – I challenge you to be in bed by 9:30 tonight!

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 1279.

TOPICS THIS WEEK – June 7 – July 13

Worship  Sunday – Don’t be happy when the devil obeys you! Monday – When Preachers Are Scared of the People, Pt 1; Tuesday – When Preachers Are Scared of the People, Pt 2; Wednesday – When Preachers Are Scared of the People, Pt 3; Thursday – 7 Abominations That You Don’t Know; Friday – So much owed by so many to so few

Wellness  Sunday – Why Constipation Is the Mother of All Disease; Monday – Why Too Much of Anything Hurts Your Liver; Tuesday – Benefits of Onions; Wednesday – Walk! Thursday – Drink Water Between Meals; Friday – I challenge you! Bed by 9:30 tonight!

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Words of Encouragement

1 Kings 10:9 Blessed be the Lord thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the Lord loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice. (Also read 1 Kings 10:1-13 and Conflict and Courage for July 12, CC 199.)

John 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked, nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. (Also read With God at Dawn for July 12, WGD 195.)



Worship: 7 Abominations You Don’t Know / Wellness: Drink Water Between Meals


Worship: For Heaven’s Sake
Any sin will keep you out of the kingdom, says Pastor Flemons. It is an all-sin or no-sin situation with God. Still, there are degrees of sinning. And some sins–not all–are called abominations. In fact, there are seven sins that God really hates, according to Proverbs 6:16 – 19:

“These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”

Notice that it is a proud look that tops the list of abominations to God–not homosexuality that many would guess tops the list. That is likely because Leviticus 18:22 says, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” But it is pride that caused the original sin and is at the root of so many issues in the world now. It is pride that goes before a fall. (Read Proverbs 16:18.) The lying tongue, which many people don’t even regard as a bad thing, is very common in politics and in business.

Wicked imaginings may include your dreams, says Pastor Flemons, as he referred to King Solomon, who was held accountable for a dream he had. (Read 1 Kings 3:5-9.) Feet that are swift in running to mischief refers to those who busybody in other people’s matters, says Pastor Flemons. The false witness who speaks lies is one who gives credibility to an already incredible story to destroy someone’s character, he says. Amazingly, those who sow discord among brethren also complete the list of seven abominations that you likely would never think of.

When people sit in judgement of others, they are usually committing at least one of the abominable sins in this list, while they are condemning and ostracizing others whose sin did not even make the list. Pastor Flemons says that it would be far better if we all would focus on being saved and on helping others be saved, than to look for reasons to condemn.

[For further details, please listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang a Scripture song: Psalm 139:23 and 24; and Psalm 26:2 and 3.

Wellness: For Health’s Sake Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, challenges you to help save your own life: Drink water! “We are a dehydrated country!” he says. And we are dying of thirst. Therefore, your body is crying out for you to drink half your body’s weight in ounces. If you weigh 200 pounds, drink 100 ounces of water per day. If you are 100 pounds, then your daily water intake should be 50 ounces. Water sweetened with honey does not count toward this daily requirement. However, unsweetened herbal teas and herbal teas sweetened with Agave or Stevia do indeed count. But remember to drink your water and all liquids between your meals, not with them.

[For more details, please listen to the recording.]

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Sharing and Caring Time Sis. Maria encouraged listeners with a passage from the book Power of Prayer, a collection of quotes on prayer by Ellen G. White, Chapter 7, “The Science of Prayer,” p 22 and 23.

If the Conditions Are Met, the Promise of Answered Prayer Is UnequivocalPrayer and faith are closely allied, and they need to be studied together. In the prayer of faith there is a divine science; it is a science that everyone who would make his lifework a success must understand. Christ says, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Mark 11:24. He makes it plain that our asking must be according to God’s will; we must ask for the things that He has promised, and whatever we receive must be used in doing His will. The conditions met, the promise is unequivocal. {Pr 105.1}
For the pardon of sin, for the Holy Spirit, for a Christlike temper, for wisdom and strength to do His work, for any gift He has promised, we may ask; then we are to believe that we receive, and return thanks to God that we have received. {Pr 105.2}
We need look for no outward evidence of the blessing. The gift is in the promise, and we may go about our work assured that what God has promised He is able to perform, and that the gift, which we already possess, will be realized when we need it most.—(Education, 257, 258.) {Pr 105.3}
[The quotes above were taken from the hyperlinked source.]
 

She also recommends reading Hebrews 10:22 and watching Randy Skeete’s “8 Ways to Get Your Prayers Answered.”

Pastor Flemons recommends reading the Ellen G. White passage that supports his statement that Christians should not vote to put people in office. Please read Chapter 61 in Fundamentals to Christian Education, “Special Testimony Relating to Politics.” He emphasized FE 475.2.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today Listener 9575, who wants the peace of God to fill her heart and that others will be rightly influenced by her.

Please pray for TORSOE’s mission and plans.

Pray for the unspoken prayer requests of each heart.

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)

Listen


FaceBook Worship Segment – 7 Abominations that you didn’t know about

FaceBook Wellness Segment  – I challenge you to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces in between meals

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 1278.

TOPICS THIS WEEK – June 7 – July 13

Worship  Sunday – Don’t be happy when the devil obeys you! Monday – When Preachers Are Scared of the People, Pt 1; Tuesday – When Preachers Are Scared of the People, Pt 2; Wednesday – When Preachers Are Scared of the People, Pt 3; Thursday – 7 Abominations That You Don’t Know

Wellness  Sunday – Why Constipation Is the Mother of All Disease; Monday – Why Too Much of Anything Hurts Your Liver; Tuesday – Benefits of Onions; Wednesday – Walk! Thursday – Drink Water Between Meals

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Words of Encouragement

2 Chronicles 4:11 And Huram finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon for the house of God. (Also read Conflict and Courage for July 11, CC 198.)

John 14:13, 14 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it. (Also read With God at Dawn for July 11, WGD 194.)