Worship: Probation Closed for Churches / Wellness: The Health Message and the Sabbath Truth

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  You can grieve away the Holy Spirit and close your own probation. But a whole church can officially apostasize and close its probation.

Pastor Flemons noted how probation closed on the Jewish nation of believers in AD 34, which occurred exactly at the end of the 70-week prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27, but that it did not close on individual Jews. It became part of Babylon, when it made an alliance with the heathen. Next, he showed how the Early Christian Church corrupted itself, when it accepted heathen rites and customs and sought secular power. This apostasy prepared the way for it to become the Papacy. More importance was placed on the power of civil authority than on the power of God. Although not mentioned during the segment, this likely happened in or near the year AD 321, when Emperor Constantine, who had joined the Christian church and in exchange for lending his influence to validate the church, was given power to change the day of worship from the seventh-day Bible Sabbath to the first day: Sunday, the day of the sun worship. Next, the Apostate Protestant Churches sealed the end of their probation in the summer of 1844. That was the summer they rejected the angel’s message found in Revelation 14:8, when fifty thousand left their ranks. In all instances, individuals could still come out and be saved.

Finally, Pastor Flemons said that the SDA Church has received warning that it not become a sister to Babylon. He found in the prophetic writings of Ellen G. White thirteen clarifiers for not calling the SDA Church Babylon. He listed them:

  1. 1. Do not call the church Babylon that IS trying to walk in the light and is the light of the world.
  2. 2. Do not call the church Babylon that IS keeping God’s Commandments and has the faith of Jesus.
  3. 3. Do not call the church Babylon that IS not diverting souls from the true issue for this time.
  4. 4. Do not call the church Babylon that IS the only people who are fulfilling the description given of the remnant.
  5. 5. Do not call the church Babylon that IS exalting the standard of righteousness.
  6. 6. Do not call the church Babylon that IS cooperating with heavenly intelligences and instrumentalities.
  7. 7. Do not call the church Babylon that IS watching for souls as those who must give an account.
  8. 8. Do not call the church Babylon that IS promoting the glory of God among men.
  9. 9. Do not call the church Babylon that IS being built up by God.
  10. 10. Do not call the church Babylon that IS receiving the Holy Ghost.
  11. 11. Do not call the church Babylon that IS having deep movings of the Holy Ghost manifested among them.
  12. 12. Do not call the church Babylon that IS still bearing the truth.
  13. 13. Do not call the church Babylon that IS being led by God.

“The woman (Babylon) of Revelation 17 is described as ‘arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness:…and upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots.’ Says the prophet: ‘I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.’ Babylon is further declared to be ‘that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.’ Revelation 17:4-6, 18. The power that for so many centuries maintained despotic sway over the monarchs of Christendom is Rome. The purple and scarlet color, the gold and precious stones and pearls, vividly picture the magnificence and more than kingly pomp affected by the haughty see of Rome. And no other power could be so truly declared ‘drunken with the blood of the saints’ as that church which has so cruelly persecuted the followers of Christ. Babylon is also charged with the sin of unlawful connection with ‘the kings of the earth.’ It was by departure from the Lord, and alliance with the heathen, that the Jewish church became a harlot; and Rome, corrupting herself in like manner by seeking the support of worldly powers, receives a like condemnation. {GC 382.2}

“Babylon is said to be ‘the mother of harlots.’ By her daughters must be symbolized churches that cling to her doctrines and traditions, and follow her example of sacrificing the truth and the approval of God, in order to form an unlawful alliance with the world. The message of Revelation 14, announcing the fall of Babylon must apply to religious bodies that were once pure and have become corrupt. Since this message follows the warning of the judgment, it must be given in the last days; therefore it cannot refer to the Roman Church alone, for that church has been in a fallen condition for many centuries. . . . {GC 382.3}

Pastor Flemons’s conclusion is this: “Just as with the Jewish Church, the early Christian churches, and the Protestant churches, when probation closes for the SDA corporate church, it will still be possible for individual Seventh-day Adventists who have not grieved the Holy Spirit to be saved.” Our only safety says Pastor Flemons is in being stedfast, holding on, and standing for the truth.

(For additional details, please read Daniel 9:24-27; Numbers 14:34Ezekiel 4:6; Isaiah 1:21; GC 382, 443, 444; 4SP 232, 233; and 21 Manuscript 380; 2SM 66; TM 50 “The Church the Light of the World.” Also, listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Shelem Flemons.)

Worship: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, discussed the health message relative to the Sabbath message. In doing so, he gave a personal testimony. He said that within one week the health message, with its amazingly visible results, opened a door to spiritual growth for his special health guest.

The Sabbath provided the opportunity to make special and delightful adjustments to the regimen. It also prompted questions and discussion, which led to further truth and paved the way for acceptance of even deeper truths.

Pastor Flemons noted how this is a direct reflection of the method of Jesus, who first showed His sympathy, ministered to the needs of people, won their confidence, and then bade them to follow Him. “Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good.” MH 143.3

(For further details, please listen to the recording and read MH 143.3.)

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Sharing Time  Pastor Flemons responded to questions about sources of statements mentioned in the worship segment, including the thirteen clarifiers.

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today listener 3630, who made no special request.

Pray also for those undergoing surgery today. Pray for all grieving families (especially widows and widowers). Pray for those fighting for their lives and those fighting depression and other mental conditions. Also pray for people living in areas at risk of being destroyed by hurricanes and tornadoes and other natural disasters, like earthquakes, sinkholes, floods, ice storms, and wildfires.

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  – The Close of Probation, Part 2 – Probation Closed for Churches

FaceBook – The Health Message and the Sabbath Truth

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – November 25 – December 1

Worship  Sunday – Christians, Colorful Cosmetics, Jewelry, and Flashy Clothes #11; Monday – Christians, Colorful Cosmetics, Jewelry, and Flashy Clothes #12; Tuesday – Christians, Colorful Cosmetics, Jewelry, and Flashy Clothes #13; Wednesday – Timing of the National Sunday Law, Pt 1; Thursday – Timing of the National Sunday Law, Pt 2: Judgment of the Living; Friday – The Close of Probation, Part 1; Saturday, the Sabbath – Probation Closed for Churches

Wellness  Sunday – In the Sun, Best Practices; Monday – Never Give Up, Best Practices; Tuesday – Give to Others, Best Practices; Wednesday – Benefits of an Isotonic Flush; Thursday – The Cure for Most Edema; Friday – Cabbage-Epsom Salt Poultice; Saturday, the Sabbath – The Health Message and the Sabbath Truth

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Words of Encouragement

Ephesians 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Also read Ye Shall Receive PowerYRP 344.)

Ephesians 5:18, 19  Be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourself in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. (Also please read My Life Today, ML 90.)

Worship: Heaven Itself Is God’s Sanctuary / Wellness: God Is Not Taking Sick People to Heaven

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  The heavenly sanctuary is vast enough to hold millions upon millions of angels. Their entire focus is on our salvation. “If heaven is all about us,” says Pastor Flemons, “we should be all about heaven.” “Paradise which is but another name for the city ‘which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God,’ Heb. 11:10, is the dwelling place of God. Therefore, the heavenly sanctuary (of which the earthly, His dwelling place on earth, was a type) is the real dwelling place of God.”

(For further details, listen to the recording and sing with Pastor Flemons, the hymn “The Love of God.” Also read Hebrews 9:23 and 24.)

[This study was based on “The True Tabernacle Set Up” and “Heaven Itself” in The Path to the Throne of God: The Sanctuary, by Sarah Elizabeth Peck, PTG 83 original; PTG 119, 120 new edition; PTG 60, 61 online.]

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, recounted the emotionally tough experience of family at the funeral of a young relative. He says  whenever people die, others tend to explain that God “took” the person or that “it was just their time to die.” But the Bible says  God asks, “Why will  ye die?” (Ezekiel 33:11). In fact, God wants us to prosper and be in health (3 John 1:2) and have eternal life (John 3:16). Heart attacks are caused by a poor diet and lifestyle. Too much sorrow and pain is experienced because of poor choices in foods like the flesh of animals, dairy, eggs, white flour products, and processed foods eaten too late in the evening and throughout the day. God wants us to prepare for heaven, says Pastor Flemons. The Bible provides all we need to know to gain heaven. And if we are obedient, God will heal us, keep us from diseases, and take us to heaven. But to be sure, no one will be diseased in heaven (1 Peter 1:4). (For those details, please listen to the recording. Also read Proverbs 23:1-7, 20, 21, and 29-35.)

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Sharing Time  Sis. Annette shared a testimony where TOR’s Bone, Flesh and Cartilage taken three times per day rebuilt her muscle tissue. After two weeks, she could lift her arm. Please listen to the recording to hear the full segment.

Special Prayer  Include in your prayers today call-in listener 3039 (Sis. Rudder, who is requesting prayer for her children, that they be saved.), Sis. Odessa for wisdom and healing for her rotator cup, and healing for Yvonne’s friend, whose heart is throbbing beyond normal.

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  – Heaven Itself Is God’s Sanctuary

FaceBook – God Is Not Taking Sick People to Heaven

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – May 27 – June 2

Worship  Sunday – It’s Not Over Until You Take Care of Mom; Monday – The Council of Peace; Tuesday – The Heavenly Sanctuary Anointed; Wednesday – Heaven Itself Is God’s Sanctuary

Wellness  Sunday – The Budwig Diet and Cancer; Monday – Early Breakfast and Diabetes; Tuesday – 5 Habits for Longevity; Wednesday – God Is Not Taking Sick People to Heaven

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Words of Encouragement

Isaiah 55:10-11  For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Isaiah 55:12-13  For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. (Read also 6T 308.2-308.3.)

It’s Thanksgiving! Testify!

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  This was a day of testimony. But first Pastor Flemons shared a reading about how Thanksgiving could be observed. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, kept the lines open for testimonies, as listeners on FaceBook and on the call felt impressed to share what God has done for them. Listen to the recording to hear how Annette was broadsided by a car, while riding a motorcycle. She was knocked fifteen feet in the air and was expected to die. But God saved her life. Hear testimonies from other listeners and FaceBook followers: Christine Bee, Sis. Rudder, Karriem Dixon, Bro. Chester, Sis. Emma, Sis. Victorine, Sis. Kim, Sis. Stella David, and Pastor’s sister Paula. Pastor ended with Psalm 100:4, “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”

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Special Prayer of Thanksgiving was offered for all listeners.

Remember to continue praying also for 3976 (to glorify God in trials and be in His perfect will) and Sis. Rudder (to be that person described in James 1:19-20), 3039, friend (emergency eye surgery), and Audrey’s family (cousin William passed), 1716, 9036, and for all others who have requested our prayers. Thank you.

Listeners Speak Out!

“I praise the LORD for the wonderful work Times of Refreshing is doing. . . . It is a ministry called by God. . . .” —5933 (Indiana)

“What you’re doing is definitely the work of GOD. . . . People are truly being blessed.” —4190 (California)

“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)

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FaceBook – Thanksgiving, Tell Your Testimony

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TOPICS THIS WEEK – November 19 – 25

Worship   Sunday – The Time of Trouble, Pt 4; Monday – The Time of Trouble, Pt 5; Tuesday – God’s People Delivered, Pt 1; Wednesday – God’s People Delivered, Pt 2; Thursday – Thanksgiving, Tell Your Testimony; Friday – Desolation of the Earth, Pt 1; Saturday, the Sabbath – Desolation of the Earth, Pt 2

These final chapters will be read aloud in full and will take multiple segments to complete: “The Time of Trouble,” “God’s People Delivered,” “Desolation of the Earth,” and “The Controversy Ended.”  [All topics per The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White.]

Wellness Sunday – US Government Approves a Trackable Pill; Monday – Why More Black Women Die During Childbirth; Tuesday – Why Obese Women Have Larger Breast Tumors; Wednesday – The Day Before Thanksgiving; Thursday – Thanksgiving, Tell Your Testimony

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Words of Encouragement

Philippians 4:5-7  Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 5:20  Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

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Worship: God’s People Delivered Pt 2 / Wellness: The Day Before Thanksgiving

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  “‘Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before Him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about Him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that He may judge His people.’ Psalm 50:3, 4.” GC 641.2 (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says make a decision to do something different on Thanksgiving this year. Really show God thankfulness by doing those things that preserve your health. He offered a few suggestions. (Read more below.)

QTQT  Listen to the recording to learn what to do for sciatica and osteoarthritis.

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Special Prayer was offered for call-in listener 3976 (to glorify God in trials and be in His perfect will) and Sis. Rudder (to be that person described in James 1:19-20).

Remember to continue praying also for 3039, friend (emergency eye surgery), and Audrey’s family (cousin William passed), 1716, 9036, and for all others who have requested our prayers. Thank you.

Listeners Speak Out!

“I praise the LORD for the wonderful work Times of Refreshing is doing. . . . It is a ministry called by God. . . .” —5933 (Indiana)

“What you’re doing is definitely the work of GOD. . . . People are truly being blessed.” —4190 (California)

“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)

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FaceBook – God’s People Delivered, Pt. 2

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FaceBook – The Day Before Thanksgiving

Playback: To listen by phone to former broadcasts, call (712) 770-4019. Access Code: 635270. Reference number for today’s broadcast: 676.

TOPICS THIS WEEK – November 19 – 25

Worship   Sunday – The Time of Trouble, Pt 4; Monday – The Time of Trouble, Pt 5; Tuesday – God’s People Delivered, Pt 1; Wednesday – God’s People Delivered, Pt 2; Thursday – Testify! It’s Thanksgiving; Friday – Desolation of the Earth, Pt 1; Saturday, the Sabbath – Desolation of the Earth, Pt 2

These final chapters will be read aloud in full and will take multiple segments to complete: “The Time of Trouble,” “God’s People Delivered,” “Desolation of the Earth,” and “The Controversy Ended.”  [All topics per The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White.]

Wellness Sunday – US Government Approves a Trackable Pill; Monday – Why More Black Women Die During Childbirth; Tuesday – Why Obese Women Have Larger Breast Tumors; Wednesday – The Day Before Thanksgiving

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Words of Encouragement

James 1:12  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

James 1:19-20  Wherefore, my brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

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