Worship: Tabernacle and Priests Anointed / Wellness: Prevention Better Than Cure

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Pastor Flemons recommends reading the sections that formed the basis of his discussion about the anointing of the sanctuary. (See link below.) His talk, however, focused on the point that has shaken the remnant world and caused so many to leave the church.

Both the Holy Place and Most Holy Place are referenced simply as “holy places” in Hebrews 9:24. This became a stumbling block, says Pastor Flemons, both for those who erred in following Desmond Ford out of the church on this point, as well as for those who stayed but missed the full meaning of text. The Ford side believed that Jesus only went into one of the holy places, not both. Therefore, Pastor Flemons felt led to discuss and settle the point.  [Correction: The Ford side believed that Jesus went into the Most Holy Place at His ascension, not in 1844, says Pastor Flemons.–Feb 9.]

“For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us” (Hebrews 9:24).

Pastor Flemons drew our attention to the exchange between Jesus and Mary, before His ascension, when Mary was not allowed to touch Him, according to John’s account. Pastor Flemons points out that immediately after His brief encounter with Mary, Jesus ascended first to Most Holy Place to show Himself to His Father for His approval of Jesus’s sacrifice. This was typified by Moses, who entered into the holy places to anoint the tabernacle and its furnishings, preceding the anointing of the high priest for his priestly service.

After Jesus received the approval of His Father, He returned to Earth for forty days, according to the record in Acts. After the forty days, Jesus then ascended to Heaven to be anointed and inaugurated as High Priest to begin His priestly duties in the Holy Place, where He remained until 1844. It was then on October 22, 1844, that His investigative judgment duties in the Most Holy Place began.

[For additional details, please read John 20:17; Acts 1:3; 8-11Exodus 30:26-30; Psalm 133:2; Exodus 29:4-9, 20,21; Leviticus 8:22-24. Also read “The Tabernacle and the Priests Anointed” and “The Antitype of This Anointing” in Path to the Throne of God, by Sarah Elizabeth Peck. (PTG 198, 199 original. PTG 269, 270 latest edition. PTG 150 online.)  And listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons, who sang Hymn 286, “Wonderful Words of Life.]

Worship: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, introduced Meals Before Pills in the previous wellness segment and continued the discussion. “Prevention is better than a cure,” he said. Then, reading from Counsels on Diet and Foods, he said this:

“Many have expected that God would keep them from sickness merely because they have asked Him to do so. But God did not regard their prayers, because their faith was not made perfect by works. God will not work a miracle to keep those from sickness who have no care for themselves, but are continually violating the laws of health, and make no efforts to prevent disease. When we do all we can on our part to have health, then may we expect that the blessed results will follow, and we can ask God in faith to bless our efforts for the preservation of health. He will then answer our prayer, if His name can be glorified thereby. But let all understand that they have a work to do. God will not work in a miraculous manner to preserve the health of persons who are taking a sure course to make themselves sick, by their careless inattention to the laws of health. {CD 26.1}

“Those who will gratify their appetite, and then suffer because of their intemperance, and take drugs to relieve them, may be assured that God will not interpose to save health and life which is so recklessly periled. The cause has produced the effect. Many, as their last resort, follow the directions in the word of God, and request the prayers of the elders of the church for their restoration to health. God does not see fit to answer prayers offered in behalf of such, for He knows that if they should be restored to health, they would again sacrifice it upon the altar of unhealthy appetite.—Spiritual Gifts 4a:144, 145, 1864″ {CD 26.2}

(For further details, please listen to the recording and visit the link to the full section in the book Counsels on Diet and Foods.)

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – February 2 – 9

Worship  Sunday – The Tabernacle Finished! Monday – An Awe-Inspiring Procession; Tuesday – Moses Inspects the Work; Wednesday – Setting Up the Tabernacle, Placing the Furniture; Thursday – Holy Anointing Oil; Friday – Tabernacle and Priests Anointed

Wellness  Sunday – The Power of a 10-Day Test; Monday – Fasting and the Fountain of Youth; Tuesday – Kidney Stones; Wednesday – 10 Benefits of Ginger; Thursday – Meals Before Pills; Friday – Prevention Better Than Cure

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Words of Encouragement

1 Peter 1:7  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. (Also read Conflict and Courage, CC 45.)

John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (Also read With God at Dawn, WGD 41.)