Worship: God’s Second Book, the Sanctuary / Wellness: 7 Reasons Natural Remedies Superior to Drugs

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake   The sanctuary is God’s object lesson to communicate the plan of salvation to sinful man in general, but first to the Israelites, who had become so degraded by slavery in Egypt. In prior years, nature was God’s only lesson book to communicate His character and plan for man’s renewal. Today, it is one of God’s clearest channels to speak to those sinfully enslaved and morally degraded. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says natural remedies are superior to drugs because (1) They aren’t toxic like drugs. (2) They help address the cause of the disease, since natural remedies encompass lifestyle. (3) Natural remedies are curative; they don’t simply palliate symptoms like drug medications. (4) Natural remedies help bring the body into balance. Drug medications throw the body further out of balance. (5) Natural remedies don’t cause more disease. Drug meds do, with side effects: some immediate, some years later. (6) Natural remedies help the body release toxins. Drug medications do not; they add toxins.    (7) God says so.  Though you use many medicines, you will not be cured. The leaves or herbs are for the healing of the nations. And it doesn’t mean you smoke them. (Read Genesis 3:18; Psalm 104:14; Jeremiah 46:11; and Revelation 22:2.)

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Special Prayer for call-in listener Stella David (children, sons, Michael George).

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.

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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 – December 31 – January 6

Worship Sunday – Testify 2017! Blessings and Healings; Monday – Overview, Christ in His Sanctuary; Tuesday – The Christian Walk Through the Sanctuary, Overview; Wednesday – The Church in Christ’s Sanctuary; Thursday – The Book of Nature; Friday – God’s Second Book, the Sanctuary

Wellness Sunday – Testify 2017! Blessings and Healings; Monday – New Year Health Resolutions; Tuesday – Rocket Fuel; Wednesday – Top 7 Weight-Loss Tips; Thursday – Top 10 Science Lies of 2018; Friday – 7 Reasons Natural Remedies Are Superior to Drugs

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Words of Encouragement

Psalm 139:23, 24  Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Isaiah 40:11  He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

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Worship: The Time of Trouble, Pt. 2 / Wellness: American Heart Association President Had a Heart Attack

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  A time of trouble such as the world has never seen is coming upon the whole world. It is likened to the time of Jacob’s trouble. And just like Jacob, every erring mortal human being may prevail with the Majesty of heaven. But it takes true humiliation and repentance and full self-surrender. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, informed listeners that “the president of the American Heart Association had a heart attack during the organization’s flagship scientific conference,” according to the NYDailyNews.com article he reviewed. The 52-year-old John Warner assumed his presidential role at the AHA this past July, but has been CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals in Dallas since 2012. He is a practicing cardiologist.

“Most of Warner’s career before becoming CEO of the health care system for UT Southwestern University Hospitals was spent working as an interventional cardiologist, often performing the exact procedure he underwent on Monday.” “Doctors inserted a stent to open up a clogged artery.” It is being called a minor episode.

Pastor Flemons says that it need not have happened. The proper plant-based diet, which excludes the flesh of animals and their byproducts, with the REFRESHING Way lifestyle prevents such episodes.

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Special Prayer was offered for call-in listeners Yvonne Chester and Stella David(health issues) and King family (bereavement).

Remember to continue praying also for Melinda Byler (brain tumor), Lucia (father passed), 3464, Stella David (surgeon’s consultation re breast mass), Audrey’s cousin William and spiritual sons Gabe and Timon, Pastor’s visit with the Amish, 5933 (Brittani and mom request healing for Brittani and complete detox from narcotic meds), 3030 (to remain faithful in God’s service and sister Rachel’s brain tumor), Lillian Adams (unusual EKG), a friend (full recovery, eye surgery), 5827 (family closer to God, herself, and TOR), and 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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TOPICS THIS WEEK – November 12 – 18

Worship Sunday – Liberty of Conscience Threatened; Monday – The Impending Conflict; Tuesday – The Scriptures a Safeguard; Wednesday – The Final Warning; Thursday – The Time of Trouble, Pt. 1; Friday – The Time of Trouble, Pt. 2; Saturday, the Sabbath – Time of Trouble, Pt. 3 [All topics per The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White.]

Wellness Sunday – Scared Straight! Monday – Hormone-Blocking Therapy for Breast Cancer; Tuesday – Why Nearly 50% Americans Have HBP; Wednesday – Benefits of Pomegranates; Thursday – Brain Tumor Shrunk; Friday – American Heart Association President Had a Heart Attack

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Words of Encouragement

Luke 12: 11-12  And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

Luke 12:32-34  Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

For Heaven’s Sake…

“As Satan influenced Esau to march against Jacob, so he will stir up the wicked to destroy God’s people in the time of trouble. And as he accused Jacob, he will urge his accusations against the people of God. He numbers the world as his subjects; but the little company who keep the commandments of God are resisting his supremacy. If he could blot them from the earth, his triumph would be complete. He sees that holy angels are guarding them, and he infers that their sins have been pardoned; but he does not know that their cases have been decided in the sanctuary above. He has an accurate knowledge of the sins which he has tempted them to commit, and he presents these before God in the most exaggerated light, representing this people to be just as deserving as himself of exclusion from the favor of God. He declares that the Lord cannot in justice forgive their sins and yet destroy him and his angels. He claims them as his prey and demands that they be given into his hands to destroy. {GC 618.2}

“As Satan accuses the people of God on account of their sins, the Lord permits him to try them to the uttermost. Their confidence in God, their faith and firmness, will be severely tested. As they review the past, their hopes sink; for in their whole lives they can see little good. They are fully conscious of their weakness and unworthiness. Satan endeavors to terrify them with the thought that their cases are hopeless, that the stain of their defilement will never be washed away. He hopes so to destroy their faith that they will yield to his temptations and turn from their allegiance to God. {GC 618.3}

“Though God’s people will be surrounded by enemies who are bent upon their destruction, yet the anguish which they suffer is not a dread of persecution for the truth’s sake; they fear that every sin has not been repented of, and that through some fault in themselves they will fail to realize the fulfillment of the Saviour’s promise: I ‘will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world.’ Revelation 3:10. If they could have the assurance of pardon they would not shrink from torture or death; but should they prove unworthy, and lose their lives because of their own defects of character, then God’s holy name would be reproached. {GC 619.1}

“They afflict their souls before God, pointing to their past repentance of their many sins, and pleading the Saviour’s promise: ‘Let him take hold of My strength, that he may make peace with Me; and he shall make peace with Me.’ Isaiah 27:5. Their faith does not fail because their prayers are not immediately answered. Though suffering the keenest anxiety, terror, and distress, they do not cease their intercessions. They lay hold of the strength of God as Jacob laid hold of the Angel; and the language of their souls is: ‘I will not let Thee go, except Thou bless me.’” {GC 619.3}

(This study is based on chapter 39, “The Time of Trouble” in the book The Great Controversy (GC), by Ellen G. White.)

Worship: Can Our Dead Speak to Us? / Wellness: Breathe Your High Blood Pressure Away

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  The Bible plainly teaches that “the dead know not anything.” Yet, multitudes have come to believe that the dead, rather than heavenly angels of God, are the “ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation.” GC 551.1 (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says you should learn the 7-9-11 breathing technique for lowering high blood pressure. It is safe and costs you nothing but time to relax. Simply breathe in 7 slow counts or seconds. Hold it for 9 slow counts or seconds. Then slowly breathe it out for 11 slow counts or seconds. Repeat, if necessary. It works!

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Special Prayer was offered for call-in listener: the Chester family and Sister Stella David.

Remember to continue praying also for 9575 (complete healing from surgery), 2710 (divine protection, car accident, no injuries, car totaled), 7605, 3588 (healing, optic nerve damage from possible tumor), 1670 (wisdom, physical healing), the FaceBook family, Joyce Matthews and the family of Mildred Tuggle of Seattle (who passed away November 4), and 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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TOPICS THIS WEEK – November 5 – 11

Worship Sunday – Facing Life’s Record; Monday – The Origin of Evil; Tuesday – Enmity Between Man and Satan; Wednesday – Agency of Evil Spirits; Thursday – Snares of Satan; Friday – The First Great Deception; Saturday, the Sabbath – Can Our Dead Speak to Us? [All topics per The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White.]

Wellness Sunday – Benefits of Elderberry; Monday – Castor Oil, Pt. 1; Tuesday – Castor Oil, Pt. 2; Wednesday – How to Use Castor Oil; Thursday – Peanut Oil and Lemon Juice for Arthritis; Friday – Natural Remedies for Varicose Veins; Saturday, the Sabbath – Breathe Your High Blood Pressure Away

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Isaiah 59:21  As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

Isaiah 62:11-12  Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

For Heaven’s Sake…

“The doctrine of man’s consciousness in death, especially the belief that spirits of the dead return to minister to the living, has prepared the way for modern spiritualism. If the dead are admitted to the presence of God and holy angels, and privileged with knowledge far exceeding what they before possessed, why should they not return to the earth to enlighten and instruct the living? If, as taught by popular theologians, spirits of the dead are hovering about their friends on earth, why should they not be permitted to communicate with them, to warn them against evil, or to comfort them in sorrow? How can those who believe in man’s consciousness in death reject what comes to them as divine light communicated by glorified spirits? Here is a channel regarded as sacred, through which Satan works for the accomplishment of his purposes. The fallen angels who do his bidding appear as messengers from the spirit world. While professing to bring the living into communication with the dead, the prince of evil exercises his bewitching influence upon their minds. {GC 551.2}

“He has power to bring before men the appearance of their departed friends. The counterfeit is perfect; the familiar look, the words, the tone, are reproduced with marvelous distinctness. Many are comforted with the assurance that their loved ones are enjoying the bliss of heaven, and without suspicion of danger, they give ear ‘to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.’ {GC 552.1}

“When they have been led to believe that the dead actually return to communicate with them, Satan causes those to appear who went into the grave unprepared. They claim to be happy in heaven and even to occupy exalted positions there, and thus the error is widely taught that no difference is made between the righteous and the wicked. The pretended visitants from the world of spirits sometimes utter cautions and warnings which prove to be correct. Then, as confidence is gained, they present doctrines that directly undermine faith in the Scriptures. With an appearance of deep interest in the well-being of their friends on earth, they insinuate the most dangerous errors. The fact that they state some truths, and are able at times to foretell future events, gives to their statements an appearance of reliability; and their false teachings are accepted by the multitudes as readily, and believed as implicitly, as if they were the most sacred truths of the Bible. The law of God is set aside, the Spirit of grace despised, the blood of the covenant counted an unholy thing. The spirits deny the deity of Christ and place even the Creator on a level with themselves. Thus under a new disguise the great rebel still carries on his warfare against God, begun in heaven and for nearly six thousand years continued upon the earth. {GC 552.2}

“But none need be deceived by the lying claims of spiritualism. God has given the world sufficient light to enable them to discover the snare. As already shown, the theory which forms the very foundation of spiritualism is at war with the plainest statements of Scripture. The Bible declares that the dead know not anything, that their thoughts have perished; they have no part in anything that is done under the sun; they know nothing of the joys or sorrows of those who were dearest to them on earth. {GC 556.1}

“Furthermore, God has expressly forbidden all pretended communication with departed spirits. In the days of the Hebrews there was a class of people who claimed, as do the spiritualists of today, to hold communication with the dead. But the ‘familiar spirits,’ as these visitants from other worlds were called, are declared by the Bible to be ‘the spirits of devils.’ (Compare Numbers 25:1-3Psalm 106:281 Corinthians 10:20Revelation 16:14.) The work of dealing with familiar spirits was pronounced an abomination to the Lord, and was solemnly forbidden under penalty of death. Leviticus 19:3120:27. The very name of witchcraft is now held in contempt. The claim that men can hold intercourse with evil spirits is regarded as a fable of the Dark Ages. But spiritualism, which numbers its converts by hundreds of thousands, yea, by millions, which has made its way into scientific circles, which has invaded churches, and has found favor in legislative bodies, and even in the courts of kings—this mammoth deception is but a revival, in a new disguise, of the witchcraft condemned and prohibited of old.” {GC 556.2}

(This study is based on chapter 34, “Can Our Dead Speak to Us?” in the book The Great Controversy (GC), by Ellen G. White.)

Worship: Jerusalem Destroyed / Wellness: Natural Pain Remedies

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  What happened to Jerusalem in AD 70 is symbolic of what will happen to a “world hardened in unbelief and rebellion, and hastening on to meet the retributive judgments of God.” (GC 22.1) Jesus poured out his soul to death in order to bring salvation within reach. But only a few would come to Him that they might have life. The same is true today. (Read more below.)

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Pastor Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, suggested a number of natural options that can work for you to alleviate pain. Take lots of turmeric (1 t in warm water several times per day). Drink more water (at least half your body’s weight in ozs). Do hot-and-cold water treatments (3 mins hot/30 secs cold). It’s also called a contrast shower. Place a moist hot towel over the affected area. Do a colon cleanse or enema. You may even fast on vegetable juices to add alkalinity to your blood. Also, TOR has an herbal formula for pain available for purchase online. Try it.

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Special Prayer was offered for call-in listener 3719 and Stella David (pain).

Remember to continue praying also for 8781, Pacolet woman (overmedicated), 5638, and all others who have requested our prayers. Thank you.

Listeners Speak Out!

“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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TOPICS THIS WEEK – October 8 – 14

Worship  Sunday – The Revelation; Monday – The Church Triumphant ; Tuesday – Destruction of Jerusalem; Wednesday – Persecution in the First Centuries; Thursday – The Apostasy; Friday – The Waldenses; Saturday, the Sabbath – John Wycliffe [Sunday-Monday topics per Acts of the Apostles. All other topics per The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White.]

Wellness  Sunday – A Little Wine for the Stomach’s Sake; Monday – Treating Drugs with Drugs; Tuesday – What to Do if You’re in Pain

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Words of Encouragement

John 17:23  I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

John 16:13  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

For Heaven’s Sake…

“. . .Terrible have been the results of rejecting the authority of Heaven. But a scene yet darker is presented in the revelations of the future. The records of the past, –the long procession of tumults, conflicts, and revolutions, the “battle of the warrior . . . with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood” (Isaiah 9:5),–what are these, in contrast with the terrors of that day when the restraining Spirit of God shall be wholly withdrawn from the wicked, no longer to hold in check the outburst of human passion and satanic wrath! The world will then behold, as never before, the result of Satan’s rule. GC 36.2

“But in that day, as in the time of Jerusalem’s destruction, God’s people will be delivered, everyone that shall be found written among the living. Isaiah 4:3. Christ has declared that He will come the second time to gather His faithful ones to Himself: ‘Then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.’ Matthew 24:30, 31. Then shall they that obey not the gospel be consumed with the spirit of His mouth and be destroyed with the brightness of His coming. 2 Thessalonians 2:8. Like Israel of old the wicked destroy themselves; they fall by their iniquity. By a life of sin, they have placed themselves so out of harmony with God, their natures have become so debased with evil, that the manifestation of His glory is to them a consuming fire. GC 37.1

“Let men beware lest they neglect the lesson conveyed to them in the words of Christ. As He warned His disciples of Jerusalem’s destruction, giving them a sign of the approaching ruin, that they might make their escape; so He has warned the world of the day of final destruction and has given them tokens of its approach, that all who will may flee from the wrath to come. Jesus declares: ‘There shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations.’ Luke 21:25; Matthew 24:29; Mark 13:24-26; Revelation 6:12-17. Those who behold these harbingers of His coming are to ‘know that it is near, even at the doors.’ Matthew 24:33. ‘Watch ye therefore,’ are His words of admonition. Mark 13:35. They that heed the warning shall not be left in darkness, that that day should overtake them unawares. But to them that will not watch, ‘the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:2-5. GC 37.2

“The world is no more ready to credit the message for this time than were the Jews to receive the Saviour’s warning concerning Jerusalem. Come when it may, the day of God will come unawares to the ungodly. When life is going on in its unvarying round; when men are absorbed in pleasure, in business, in traffic, in money-making; when religious leaders are magnifying the world’s progress and enlightenment, and the people are lulled in a false security,–then, as the midnight thief steals within the unguarded dwelling, so shall sudden destruction come upon the careless and ungodly, ‘and they shall not escape.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:3” GC 38.1

“Not one Christian perished in the destruction of Jerusalem.” (GC 30.2) Just so, not one Christian will perish at the coming of Christ and the destruction of the world. (Read Isaiah 25:9; Matthew 24:22; Mark 16:16; and Mark 13:13.)

(This study is based on chapter 1, “Destruction of Jerusalem,” in the book The Great Controversy (GC), by Ellen G. White.)