Worship: Sword of the Spirit / Wellness: Curing Sore Throats

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. The word of God is the entire Bible: the Old Testament, as well as the New Testament, from Genesis to Revelation. Jesus, our perfect Example, read only the Old Testament. The New Testament was not written yet, for it is His story. And His story must necessarily include the Old Testament, by which He said, “It is written,” as He did battle with Satan. (Read Luke 4.) The Old Testament today still mandates our diet and lifestyle, proclaims God’s Ten Commandments, and interprets prophecy for us today.

One part of the Bible is no more or less inspired than the other. Therefore, our doctrine must be based upon the entire body of Scripture, not just the part that pleases us, says Pastor Flemons. To neglect or reject any part of it is done to our own hurt or demise before time. The whole Bible is safe to trust. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).

As part of the whole armor of God, the Bible is a two-edged sword that cuts to heal, not only the receiver but the handler. As the receiver is convicted of truth, strengthened, and encouraged in righteousness, so is the handler. In fact, two primary scriptures  (2 Corinthians 7:1 and 2 Peter 1:4 ) tell of the Bible’s ability to perfect our characters. Particularly, the promises found in God’s word cleanses from all filthiness and perfects holiness. By these precious promises in the Word of God, we become partakers of God’s divine nature.

[For additional details, please read Ephesians 6:10-17; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; Luke 4; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Ecclesiastes 7:17; Matthew 5:48; John 17:17; Hebrews 4:12. Also, listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang Hymn 272, “Give Me the Bible.”]

Worship: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says that sore throats aren’t always as a result of cold weather. They can be the result of several things, including constipation and dehydration. First, make sure that you aren’t constipated. If you are, take care of that first. And he offered natural remedies for keeping the channels of elimination open. But he says staying true to healthy lifestyle is even better than taking remedies.

Healthy lifestyle habits include making sure that you are drinking enough water daily, that you are getting to bed on time, that you are eating a plant-based diet, not eating too much, and are not drinking with your meals or going to bed on a full stomach. This helps keep your immune system strong, which is the key.

If you need additional help getting over a sore throat, Pastor Flemons offered some natural solutions. First, help your body’s immune response of getting white blood cells to the affected area. You do this by wrapping your throat in a cold, wet cotton sock at bedtime. Over the sock, wrap plastic. Saran wrap is fine. Then wrap a wool scarf around the plastic. Just avoid a draft. By the morning, the sock will be warm, and your sore throat will feel better.

Other simpler things you can do is gargle with goldenseal, take echinacea tea, take Rocket Fuel, drink more lemon water, and include more fresh garlic in your diet. Pastor Flemons says warm salt water is good as well. He then gave instruction for doing contrast showers, which he does not advise for the elderly, unless they modify the temperatures so that they are not extremely hot or cold.

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Sharing Time  Sis. Odessa and Sis. Michelle shared their gratefulness to GOD.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today listener 1051; Sis. Rosie is asking prayers that she finds a wonderful tenant. Pray for Sis. Odessa’s family in Indiana under the winter storm warning. Pray for those on prayer line. Pray for Sis. Michelle’s children and grandchildren, and help her in claiming Isaiah 49:25 and healing for them in every way.

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“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 – January 13 – 19

Worship  Sunday – Sword of the Spirit

Wellness  Sunday – Curing Sore Throats

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Words of Encouragement

Job 12:7-9  But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this? (Also read Conflict and Courage, CC 19.)

Psalm 27:8  When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. (Also read With God at Dawn, WGD 15.)

Worship: What John Really Saw / Wellness: Most Doctors Refuse Chemo

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  “Everything connected with the earthly was an object lesson to illustrate the heavenly. Thus, when John saw the ‘seven lamps of fire burning before the throne,’ antitype of the seven-branched candlestick, he immediately states that they were ‘the seven Spirits of God.’ Rev. 4:5 . . . The Bible abounds in metaphors, by which some object is employed to illustrate that of which it is a symbol. For example, John declares that he saw four beasts, or living creatures, one on each side of the throne, . . . He explains later that they were the ‘redeemed from the earth.’ Rev 5:8, 9. Therefore, what John really saw were not beasts but redeemed human beings so arranged that to him the groups resembled these creatures. Likewise, he saw the ark, the candlestick, the altar, and the golden censer, not as types but their antitypes.”

(Please read Revelation 11:19; 8:3; 4:5-7; 5:8, 9; 22:5; 21:23; Isaiah 30:26. Please listen to the recording to hear more important details and sing with Pastor Flemons Hymn 653, “Lead Them, My God, to Thee.”)

[This topic was based on “No Types in Heaven” in Path to the Throne of God, by Sarah Elizabeth Peck, PTG 80 (p 114 new edition) (PTG online 59 ).]

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  A health.news article reports that 3 out of 4 doctors refuse to be treated with chemotherapy meds. Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, shared this information with listeners from a health.news article that also reported these details. “The researchers stated in their conclusion that both radiation therapy and chemotherapy can cause single and double strand breaks to DNA. Breaks in these strands may not be repaired correctly, and this can cause cell abnormalities — and eventually cancer — to develop. In other words, the treatment causes the very disease it is being used to treat.” It further states this: “Chemotherapy doesn’t just cause cancer, it also kills off the good bacteria in your gut. Those little microbes living in your intestines are an integral part of your immune system and play a substantial role in overall health.”

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Sharing Time  Pastor responds to questions regarding severe back pain, dehydrators, and acid reflux. Also, varying ideas about Mother’s Day were aptly expressed.

Special Prayer for call-in listener 1051, who asks that we pray for prison authorities to release her unjustly incarcerated son. Pastor’s sister, Paula, asked prayer for the quick healing of their mother from a cold and that it not be spread to anyone else. Also please pray for a listener who expects to be challenged this week with temptation and has requested that we pray for victory and “determination to be an overcomer.”

Remember to continue praying for the entire TOR broadcast family, that GOD will be free to bless us in the way that HE really wants to in 2018. Thank you.

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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FaceBook  – John saw the real things but some metaphors were used

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – May 13 – 19

Worship  Sunday – What John Really Saw

Wellness Sunday – Most Doctors Refuse Chemo

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Words of Encouragement

Isaiah 55:1, 2  Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and you labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Isaiah 55:6, 7  Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.