Worship: Stony Ground Hearers – Revival Day 2 / Wellness: 4 Steps to Wellness

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Stony ground hearers receive God’s Word with much excitement. “But there is a problem,” says Pastor Flemons. The Word never took root. As we learn in the parable of the sower and the seed, rocks prevent the Word from taking root. Rocks, says Pastor Flemons, are used to carve idols. Idols are like rocks in the soil. A person who gets excited about God’s Word, but soon loses interest in the Word when it clashes with the lifestyle, has idols that keep God’s Word from taking firm root in the life.

Because of the idols in their hearts they cannot endure the reproach of a Christian. They refuse to be connected with Christianity, if it means they will be called a terrorist, or a fanatic. Sometimes the idols are hidden in the heart. Sometimes you aren’t aware of an idol in your life, because it hasn’t been put to the test yet. Ask God to reveal it or them to you. Anything that is more important to you than Christ is an idol. It could be alcohol, marijuana, or some relationship. If in any moment of your life, Christ cannot smile at whatever you’re thinking, saying or doing, then that is your idol.

[For additional details, please read Matthew 13:5,6, 20, 21; 2 Corinthians 4:7Christ’s Object Lessons, COL 46-50;  And listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Flemons.]  

Worship: For Health’s Sake  Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, says that there are four steps to wellness. He read the steps as outlined in the book Ministry of Healing (p. 127). Basically it says that the first thing you must do is find out the cause of the disease. Next, you must change unhealthful conditions. Then, change wrong habits. Finally, assist the body in its effort to expel toxins and bring back balance in the system.

The way to find out the cause of the disease is to ask questions. “The cause of all disease is toxins,” says Pastor Flemons. But you need to review your lifestyle to understand how toxins are invading your system. How are the getting in? Go through the laws of health and discover which law(s) are being violated.

Use the REFRESHING acronym to help: Have you been relying on God, fully trusting Him? Have you been eating healthy: meaning a total plant-based diet? Or have you been consuming sugar and dairy products that compromise the immune system, and white flour products that are constipating? Have you been getting a continual supply of fresh air? Have you been getting good rest, usually getting to bed by 9:30 pm? Have you been exercising regularly? Have you been exercising self-control by abstaining from all things bad for you and doing only in moderation those things that are good? Have you been daily drinking a sufficient amount of H2O (water), and then drinking only between meals, rather than with your meals? Have you been getting in the sun regularly? Have you been persistently adhering to the laws of health, or are you tending to give up?  You must never give up! Finally, are you giving to others and helping them, if only by sharing what you’ve learned about being healthy?

Unhealthful conditions may include spending time in an environment of poor air quality, like mold or a smoke-filled room. Wrong habits may include drinking with meals, drinking sodas, regularly staying up too late, or going to bed on a full stomach. Assisting the body in its effort to expel toxins from the body is done through cleansing the colon, the liver, the kidneys, the skin, the lymph, and the blood. You may need herbs to assist in the effort.

“The only hope of better things is in the education of the people in right principles. Let physicians teach the people that restorative power is not in drugs, but in nature. Disease is an effort of nature to free the system from conditions that result from a violation of the laws of health.  In case of sickness, the cause should be ascertained. Unhealthful conditions should be changed, wrong habits corrected. Then nature is to be assisted in her effort to expel impurities and to re-establish right conditions in the system.” {MH 127.1}

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

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Sharing Time  Pastor Flemons and Sis. Audrey each read a listener’s text of gratefulness for TOR’s revival. One listener referred to the quote in PK 626, which warns: “Christians should be preparing for what is soon to break upon the world as an overwhelming surprise, and this preparation they should make by diligently studying the word of God and striving to conform their lives to its precepts.”

Special Prayer  Please include in your prayers today listener 3464, who asks prayer for her finances and the insurance battle, also for complete healing from surgery on her arm. She is currently struggling with stiffness.

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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TOPICS THIS WEEK – January 20 – 26

Worship  Sunday – God’s People Delivered; Monday – Duration of the Judgment; Tuesday – First Duty to God and Man; Wednesday – Recipe for Success; Thursday – A Surprising Reason God Saves Us; Friday – Wayside Hearer – Revival Day 1; Saturday, the Sabbath – Stony Ground Hearers – Revival Day 2

Wellness  Sunday – Pain, Stress, Sleep Tea or Tonic; Monday – NotMilk.com; Tuesday – One Strong Temptation; Wednesday – The REFRESHING Lifestyle; Thursday – Essiac Tea; Friday – 4 Components of Biblical Wellness; Saturday, the Sabbath – 4 Steps to Wellness

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Words of Encouragement

Psalm 115:4-8   Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands…. They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them. (Also read Conflict and Courage, CC 32.)

John 1:29  Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (Also read With God at Dawn, WGD 28.)

Thorny Ground Hearers / Depression, Fresh Air and Neg Ions

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Pastor Flemons introduced thorny ground hearers, who don’t have hidden idols like stony ground hearers. Their problem is that they allow the good things of life (work, family, riches) to choke out the word of God. We are cautioned against allowing the good things in life take priority over our relationship with God.

Wellness: For Health’s Sake  Negative ions, found in fresh air, particularly in oceanside areas have a very positive effect on us. They help eliminate toxins in the brain and make us feel happy.

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Gospel medical missionary work is the very work that Christ did. Yet, it is the most neglected work there is. Friends, please pray that God will lead you to support this very important work. People everywhere are in critical need of this ministry. Times of Refreshing must expand to accommodate the need. TEN people were turned away in the last month alone. Give this month before June 29 so that your gifts will be part of the total offer we will make on property we believe God has reserved for TOR’s expansion. Thank you!

Depression, Pt 2 / Stony Ground Hearers

Wellness: For Health’s Sake Evening broadcasts feature the health segment first and end with a worship thought. Tonight, Pastor Flemons continued with depression, stating that eating healthy is key to overcoming depression. Although the main cause of depression is low seratonin, there may be other contributing factors, like hereditary tendencies. Essential foods to combat depression include spirulina, spinach, turnips, and soybeans. Avoid high acid foods, like meat.

Worship: For Heaven’s Sake  Pastor Flemons focused his talk on stony ground hearers, who receive the word joyfully, but the seed never catches root for the stones that are buried beneath the surface. It is what you do in the closet, when no one is watching, that prevents thorough heart work. Storms come in the form of tribulation from the world and persecution from within the church, and the stony ground hearer is offended and endures only for awhile. Verses to ponder are these: Judges 10:14; John 16:33; Deut 4:27-29; Matt 5:12; and 23:37.

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PLEASE PRAY AND DONATE EXTRA AS GOD LEADS YOU THIS MONTH. Times of Refreshing is expanding to avoid having to turn needy persons away. Won’t you help us? Thank you.