Worship: Watching and Praying / Wellness: White Bread and White Sugar

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  The Bible says that we should watch and always pray. But too many do not understand what prayer really is. Therefore, Pastor Flemons discussed what it really means to pray.

Reading a passage of Steps to Christ, Pastor Flemons said, “Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him.” {SC 93.2}

“What should we be watching and praying for?” asked Pastor Flemons.  “That we do not enter into temptation,” he answered. We are to vigilantly  watch for the various ways Satan can entice us or overpower us to sin. We must stay as far away from temptation as possible. When we get rid of the temptation to sin, we get rid of sin. The love of God, however, must reign supreme in our hearts and be the motive for all we do.

“The Scriptures admonish us to ‘pray without ceasing.’ This does not mean that we are to spend all of our time on our knees in formal prayer. It does mean that we must live and serve our Lord in the atmosphere of prayer.” {Pr 1.1}

It means that we must keep an atmosphere of heavenly communication about us. In this way, we remain open to His divine guidance.

“Prayer is the channel of communication between our souls and God. God speaks to us through His word; we respond to Him through our prayers, and He always listens to us. We cannot weary or burden Him by our frequent heart to heart communications.” {Pr 1.2}

We are not to be monkish and hide ourselves from society. “When men take themselves out of social life, away from the sphere of Christian duty and cross bearing; when they cease to work earnestly for the Master, who worked earnestly for them, they lose the subject matter of prayer and have no incentive to devotion.” {SC 101.1}

“Unceasing prayer is the unbroken union of the soul with God, so that life from God flows into our life; and from our life, purity and holiness flow back to God….” {CSA 27.6}

[For additional details, please read Ephesians 6:10-18; Matthew 26:41; Galatians 5:16; 1 Peter 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:17Adventist HomeAH 127Prayer, Pr 1; A Call to Stand Apart, CSA 27; Steps to Christ, SC 93; SC 100, 101. Also, listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang Hymn 671, “As We Come to You in Prayer” and Hymn 499, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”]

Worship: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says that white bread and white sugar cause constipation and become a toxic load on your system. Whole grains, however, do not cause constipation, and they do not load your system with toxins.

For a graphic demonstration, Pastor Flemons recommends watching his film “The Whiter the Bread, the Sooner You’re Dead.” He also told of one of the best uses of white bread: to prevent leaks in pipes, while plumbers do their work. When white flour products are introduced into the human body, the system really gets clogged, he says. They lock toxins in the body and slow down transit time from the entrance point to the exit point. During this slower crawl of food through the tube, bacteria, fungus, and viruses gather. This is what causes a stomachache and eventually diarrhea, which is the body’s effort to expel the toxins with a quick flushing action.

Pastor Flemons says you should consider replacing the white flour products, including pastas, with whole grains. Consider millet, barley, spelt, and quinoa. Then he told of a simple way to make a “ground beef”-like dish with another whole grain: bulgur.

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

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

JOIN US LIVE EVERY MORNING from 6am to 7am Eastern Time for the Worship and Wellness Broadcast. Call 720-820-1429 (no access code required).

HAVING PROBLEMS JOINING THE LIVE BROADCAST?  Dial 206-451-6079 and enter when asked 720-820-1429. Still having problems? Join us through Internet Radio at torwm.org/connect-live.

Want to receive TOR’s daily text? Send a text to 706-897-1310 with this message: TEXT ME or TOR TEXT.

Sharing Time  Pastor Flemons responded to a FB question about wheat allergy.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today listener 3705, who made no special request. However, one listener requested that we pray for a couple of friends who are hospitalized: Peggy, with nodules on her kidneys, and Coby who was in a car accident. Also, please pray for Sis. Karriem and her family as they gather in Gardena, CA, for the funeral of her nephew today.

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  – Watching and Praying

FaceBook – White Bread and White Sugar

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 1103.

TOPICS THIS WEEK – January 13 – 19

Worship  Sunday – Sword of the Spirit; Monday – Watching and Praying

Wellness  Sunday – Curing Sore Throats; Monday – White Bread and White Sugar

SHARE THIS PRESENTATION on your social media sites. DONATE on this site. HELP expand this ministry.

***

Words of Encouragement

Hebrews 7:25  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. (Also read Conflict and Courage, CC 20.)

Psalm 11:4  The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven; his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. (Also read With God at Dawn, WGD 16.)

Worship: What the Devil Does Better Than God / Wellness: Two Anti-Inflammation Products

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  God never leads you into sin. Satan always does. That is his chief work. That is where he has the greatest experience over God. In fact, Satan originated sin in himself and continues to spread it wherever he can. It is the one thing he does that God never has and never will do.

“Where are you?” asks Pastor Flemons. Where you are is essential, because it affects who you are. Where you position yourself governs whom you will hear and follow. Be sure that you are in a place where you can hear the voice of God and never the voice of the prince of this world, who stole the dominion of this world from Adam. Satan is also the father of lies, and everyone who sins is simply allowing Satan to use him or her to commit sin and thereby, transgress the law of God. This is why we are warned to not war against flesh and blood, but to war against the principalities and powers of Satan. In other words, love the person. Hate the sin.

[For additional details, please read Ephesians 6:10-1; John 8:44; Mark 5:9Daniel 7:27; Philippians 2:10, 11. Also, listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang Hymn 229, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.”]

Worship: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says that Times of Refreshing Wellness Ministry has formulated two tonics to lower inflammation in the body. The tonics can be used for arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, cancers, and anything that causes pain. Typically it is inflammation that is at the root of your pain.

First, he discussed the anti-inflammation tonic. It contains bromelain, which comes from the pineapple. It also contains papain, which comes from papaya. And it contains MSM and turmeric.

According to draxe.com, “MSM is used to help treat literally dozens of illnesses, painful symptoms and diseases — and, yes, it’s been called a “miracle supplement” for all it does.” It further states, “Turmeric (Curcuma longa), the main spice in the Indian dish curry, is argued by many to be the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease.”

Arthritix, the other tonic, contains Alfalfa, Devil’s Claw, Valerian, White Willow, Yucca, Hops, Skullcap. This tonic is best used when there is inflammation in the joints. It comes as a tonic or a tea. The anti-inflammation tonic is best used where there is inflammation in areas other than the joints.

As good as these two tonics are, they do not replace all of the natural lifestyle principles for health, says Pastor Flemons.

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

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

JOIN US LIVE EVERY MORNING from 6am to 7am Eastern Time for the Worship and Wellness Broadcast. Call 720-820-1429 (no access code required).

HAVING PROBLEMS JOINING THE LIVE BROADCAST?  Dial 206-451-6079 and enter when asked 720-820-1429. Still having problems? Join us through Internet Radio at torwm.org/connect-live.

Want to receive TOR’s daily text? Send a text to 706-897-1310 with this message: TEXT ME or TOR TEXT.

Sharing Time  Pastor Flemons responded to the request of one listener to explain Acts 8:17, in which is described the laying on of hands in receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Discussions ensued with questions from another listener regarding whether Christians should wait on the latter rain or should it be received now; also regarding the shape of the earth, whether it is circular or flat; and regarding the commission to Christians found in Matthew 10:8, particularly to raise the dead.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today listener 2176 (Sis. Angela), who asks prayer for Kim and her son who was just released from prison after 10 years. Also, pray for Renee, who is a diabetic and has just been diagnosed with lupus. Also please pray for traveling mercies for Angela’s return home.

Also, please pray for Yvonne, who has lupus, who is in a deteriorating condition in England, and is scheduled for surgery on “her back, neck and part of her skull.”

Special prayer for Vicki, who is being sued by her mother-in-law and wants to be led by God.

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  – What the devil does better than God – Whole Armor Series – Principalities

FaceBook – Products to Lower Inflammation in Your Body

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 1095.

TOPICS THIS WEEK – January 6 – 12

Worship  Sunday – What the Devil Does Better Than God

Wellness  Sunday – Two Anti-Inflammation Products

SHARE THIS PRESENTATION on your social media sites. DONATE on this site. HELP expand this ministry.

THE NEXT HEALTH RETREAT BEGINS January 13, 2019.

***

Words of Encouragement

Genesis 2:15  And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. (Also read Conflict and Courage, CC 12.)

Hebrews 7:25  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. (Also read With God at Dawn, WGD8.)

Worship: Prayers Lodged by the Throne / Wellness: Curing Athlete’s Feet Naturally

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  “The earnest prayer of contrite souls will be lodged by the throne; and God will answer these prayers in His own time if we cling to His arm by faith.” (6T 153.1) Because of adverse circumstances or for some reason unknown to us, the answer to some prayers may be long delayed, even till probation is about to close; but the prayers of ‘all saints’ are registered on the altar of prayer that is before the throne in heaven. They are not forgotten or ignored. . . . We are assured that every unselfish prayer, every prayer ‘in His name,’ every prayer with the conclusion, ‘Nevertheless, not my will but Thine be done,’ will in God’s own time receive the sympathetic attention of Him who is our ‘merciful and faithful High Priest.’ . . . It is our part not to be over anxious, but to have faith in God’s wisdom and goodness, and submit our will to His righteous judgment. . . . At the end, when we see God’s dealings in their true perspective, if we have a prayer lodged by the throne, that prayer will be answered according to His will, and we shall be abundantly satisfied.

[For additional details, please read Revelation 8:3-5; 5:6; Hebrews 2:17; 4:12; 6T 153.1; and “Prayers Lodged by the Throne” in The Path to the Throne of God: The Sanctuary, by Sarah Elizabeth Peck, PTG 134 original; PTG 185-186 new edition; PTG 102, 103 online. Also listen to the recording and hear Pastor Flemons sing Hymn 303, “Beneath the Cross of Jesus.”]

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says that athlete’s feet is a fungus that infects the area between the toes. He says that you can get rid of athlete’s feet naturally, by doing all of the following. Massage a few drops of tea tree oil between the affected toes every day. Soak the feet in lemon juice or any kind of vinegar for 10 to 15 minutes every day until the fungus is gone. Apply colloidal silver drops between the toes, and take internally 2 to 3 ounces of it every day. Take MMS according to the Genesis 2 Church instructions. Take TOR’s Internal Cleanse tea to help rebuild the immune system. And take pau d’arco, which is an antifungal herb. Also, get on a total vegetarian diet. Eliminate refined sugars and decrease natural sugars in the diet. To prevent the fungus, wear shower shoes, especially when showering in public facilities like a hotel. (For further details, listen to the recording.)

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

HAVING PROBLEMS JOINING THE LIVE BROADCAST?  Dial 206-451-6079 and enter when asked 720-820-1429. Still having problems? Join us through Internet Radio at torwm.org/connect-live.

Want to receive TOR’s daily text? Send a text to 706-897-1310 with this message: TEXT ME or TOR TEXT.

Sharing Time  Hear testimonies and prayer requests of listeners and hear Pastor Flemons respond.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today call-in listener 5334, who asked that we pray for his father who was just admitted to the hospital. Also pray for the sister-in-law of 3702, Joy Thompson, who is in ICU. Pray for a listener who just returned from Jamaica and is sick. Pray for couples and families facing divorce, and pray for Sis. Boyce, a senior citizen and call-in listener.

Pray also for those undergoing surgery today and all grieving families (especially spouses). Pray for those fighting for their lives and against depression. Also pray for people living in areas of extreme heat and in those areas at risk of being destroyed by hurricanes and tornadoes and other natural disasters.

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)

Listen

Watch Slides

FaceBook – Prayers Lodged by the Throne

FaceBook  – (Not Available)

 

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 950.

TOPICS THIS WEEK – August 12 – 18

Worship  Sunday – Why Some Prayers Are Not Answered; Monday – 3 Essentials to Effectual Prayer; Tuesday – Assurance of Answered Prayer; Wednesday – Prayers Lodged by the Throne

Wellness  Sunday – The Curse Causeless; Monday – 5 Needs of Every Cell; Tuesday – Regularity in Eating; Wednesday – Curing Athlete’s Feet Naturally

SHARE THIS PRESENTATION on your social media sites. DONATE on this site. HELP expand this ministry.

***

Words of Encouragement

Hebrews 7:25  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Revelation 3:18, 19  I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. (Also read 7BC 966.4-966.8.)

Worship: From Persecutor to Disciple / Wellness: Exercise and Anemia

Please see the property Times of Refreshing is claiming in faith as our new headquarters to save lives and train lifesavers. Then please ask God how you can be blessed to help. Give here: GoFundMe.com/TORSavesLives.

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  To be an apostle it is required to have seen Jesus. Saul, who became the Apostle Paul, saw Jesus on the Damascus road. It changed his world. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says anemia is usually due to blood loss, poor absorption of nutrients, and poor nutrition. Exercise, when done regularly, can help reverse anemia, even pernicious anemia. He explained. (Read more below.)

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

Featured Product  How Christ Fulfilled the Law

Special Prayer was offered for 0053. Pray for the family’s health. Pray for a daughter (7605) faced with the hepatitis vaccine required as a dental hygienist in training. Remember 5613, who requested that God will allow him to recognize his influence and that he will allow himself to be used of God to be a good witness for Jesus Christ. Please continue praying for the young boy with special needs and young adults, especially those with unique challenges like SDA Christians. Also continue to pray for God’s guidance and protection at Bermuda Institute for the academic year. Pray for Paula and Pastor’s mom’s move to Springfield and for the new juice feast group in Indianapolis. Please keep these and previous requests in your prayers. Thank you.

Listeners Speak Out!

“I’ve been richly blessed from your topics.” —2412 (California)

“I thank God for allowing me to go to Times of Refreshing. It changed my life. I felt like a whole new person.” —Jason (The Jason Holt Story)

“This is a powerful ministry!”—0091 (Indiana)

“I love y’all! … It is no mistake that you are in my life.” —-Annette (Michigan)

“Thank you for [the] presentation. It hit home in many ways. It was confirmation for me for things that I have been praying about.” —-7587 (Virginia)

Listen

Watch Slides 

FaceBook – From Persecutor to Disciple

FaceBook – Exercise and Anemia

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 585.

TOPICS THIS WEEK – August 20 – 26

Worship  Sunday – Before the Sanhedrin; Monday – The Seven Deacons – Tuesday – The First Christian Martyr; Wednesday – The Gospel in Samaria; Thursday – From Persecutor to Disciple; Friday – Days of Preparation; Saturday, the Sabbath – A Seeker for Truth [All topics per The Acts of the Apostles by Ellen G. White.]

Wellness  SundayThe Blood, Part 3; Monday – Stress, Anxiety, Anemia and Beet Juice; Tuesday – Diet and Anemia; Wednesday – Fresh Air, Rest and Anemia; Thursday – Exercise and Anemia

SHARE THIS PRESENTATION on your social media sites.

DONATE on this site. HELP expand this ministry.

***

Words of Encouragement

Hebrews 7:25  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intersession for them.

1 John 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Continue reading “Worship: From Persecutor to Disciple / Wellness: Exercise and Anemia”

Worship: Why God Permitted Sin / Wellness: Digestion Begins in the Mouth

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  There was war in heaven! Mysteriously sin originated in Lucifer, a perfect being, the son of the morning.  (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, stressed the importance of thoroughly masticating food before it is swallowed. (Read more below.)

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

Special Prayer was offered for a live call-in listener: EARL of Bermuda. Pray that Earl has a closer walk with God and that God uses him to encourage others. God’s will be done.

Listeners Speak Out: “Happy New Year to you & I pray that this year, 2017, God continue to use you mightily in sharing the gospel. May he also equip you with more wisdom and understanding to bring more souls into his kingdom.”—3030

“Your ministry is a blessing to many…”—2989

“We gain a blessing from the calls. We listen to the playback.”—8508

“May God anoint all ur [your] endeavors in 2017!”—0531

Featured Product: Colon Cleanse Tonic – Gold Standard. It contains psyllium, slippery elm, senna, mandrake, cascara sagrada, and stevia. Take 1 T in juice or water before bedtime. It may be taken twice a day for severe constipation. Access it online at this link: http://torwm.org/product/colon-cleanse-tonic/

Listen

Watch

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 326.

TOMORROW

Worship: January 2 – WONDERS OF CREATION

Wellness: January 2 – THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM: THE ESOPHAGUS

NEXT RETREAT: February 20-March 9, 2017.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS PRESENTATION on your social media sites, by copying and pasting the URL. DONATE on this site. HELP expand this ministry.

JOIN Times of Refreshing Wellness Ministry as a gospel medical missionary or trainee. Call (855) 867-4600 for more information. Learning how to help people recover their health might help save your own life.

LAUNCH AN EXCITING CAREER in naturopathy. Online courses leading to the doctor of naturopathy in original medicine are available at iiomonline.com. Bachelor and master degrees and certificates are also available.

***

Words of Encouragement

Philippians 3:13-14  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 7:25  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

*** Continue reading “Worship: Why God Permitted Sin / Wellness: Digestion Begins in the Mouth”

Worship: Ticket to Mercy / Wellness: A Life-Saving Secret

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Jesus issued the ticket to mercy, when He said, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Matthew 5:7). (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  As “e-a-t” is three-fifths of the word death, “Death is three-fifths of what we eat,” says Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness and naturopathy. (Read more below.)

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

Special Prayer was offered for this chosen listener: 0308.

Listen

Watch

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 271.

Please pray for all of our guests, workers and volunteers: that they may have willing and made-up minds and testimonies of victory.

A SPECIAL 10-DAY WELLNESS RETREAT ADDED THIS YEAR: DECEMBER 5-15.

The FIRST FOUR! There is a special offer for the first four registrants for the December 5-15 wellness retreat. Visit this link to register: http://torwm.org/wellness-retreat/.

SHARE THIS PRESENTATION on your social media sites, by copying and pasting the URL. DONATE on this site. HELP expand this ministry.

JOIN Times of Refreshing Wellness Ministry as a gospel medical missionary or trainee. Call (855) 867-4600 for more information. Learning how to help people recover their health might help save your own life.

LAUNCH AN EXCITING CAREER in naturopathy. Online courses leading to the doctor of naturopathy in original medicine are available at iiomonline.com. Bachelor and master degrees and certificates are also available.

***

Words of Encouragement

Revelation 21:4-5  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

Hebrews 7:25   Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

***

For Heaven’s Sake…

There is a progression of spiritual growth in the Beatitudes, says Pastor Flemons. Mercy is the fifth step in the lineup, after confession, repentance, receiving Christ, and hungering and thirsting for righteousness. Believers naturally at this point feel the need to minister to others. Mercy is a ministry.

Pastor Flemons shared the story of Johnny Barnes, dubbed Mr. Happy Man of Bermuda, as a perfect example. He ministered in a simple way and made a huge difference. Until last December, he spent his entire retirement–until age 92–ministering to uplift passing drivers and riders in the city roundabout. He said, “We must love one another. The world is dying for want of love.” He passed away this past July 9, 2016, at age 93. (Access his video story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_EX5NzqNXc.)

Inspired commentary on the merciful in part is this:

“The merciful are “partakers of the divine nature,” and in them the compassionate love of God finds expression. All whose hearts are in sympathy with the heart of Infinite Love will seek to reclaim and not to condemn. Christ dwelling in the soul is a spring that never runs dry. Where He abides, there will be an overflowing of beneficence. (MB 22.2)

“To the appeal of the erring, the tempted, the wretched victims of want and sin, the Christian does not ask, Are they worthy? but, How can I benefit them? In the most wretched, the most debased, he sees souls whom Christ died to save and for whom God has given to His children the ministry of reconciliation. (MB 22.3)

“The merciful ‘shall obtain mercy.’ ‘The soul of blessing shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.’ Proverbs 11:25 , margin. There is sweet peace for the compassionate spirit, a blessed satisfaction in the life of self-forgetful service for the good of others. The Holy Spirit that abides in the soul and is manifest in the life will soften hard hearts and awaken sympathy and tenderness. You will reap that which you sow.” (MB 23.1) (From the book, Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing, by Ellen G. White)

For Health’s Sake…

One simple lesson in making healthy and tasty sauces, gravies and other condiments can make the difference in enjoying and embracing eating raw and healthy foods.

Every day during wellness retreats at Times of Refreshing, guests receive simple but valuable lessons that they can use at home to improve their lifestyle and help make their homes a little heaven on earth, says Pastor Flemons. Simple recipes that don’t keep you long in the kitchen can make a world of difference in helping people embrace the change to a healthy life-saving diet.

A great place to begin enjoying simple, life-saving recipes is at this link: http://torwm.org/product/total-vegeterian-cookbook/.