Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 11 (Noble Bereans? Part 59: “Ellen White On The Ministry of Healing”)

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 11

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Noble Bereans? Part 59: “Ellen White On The Ministry of Healing”

To read Part 1 of this series, click here…Today’s Devotional – September 2nd (Noble Bereans? Part 1)

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“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica,

in that they received the word with all readiness of mind,

and searched the scriptures daily,

whether those things were so.”

Acts 17:11

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So, in this little series, the subject of those noble Bereans has been introduced. And today, it is still worthy of a little more exploration into another area of concern.

St Paul Preaching in Athens (Raphael, 1515) Wikipedia US public domain

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Let’s review the key Bible passage… “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming there, went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:10, 11

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St Paul Preaching (Raphael, 1515) Wikipedia US public domain

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AN OPEN-MINDED SPIRIT IN BEREA

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Okay, so those in Berea were more noble, because they:

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1. “Received the Word with all readiness of mind.”

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2. “And searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

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And because of this excellent, open-minded Spirit, the Bereans were ready to receive new teachings, which no doubt, conflicted with the supposed, “orthodox” teachings of that day.

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Thus there was an open-minded love for truth which permeated their hearts, and a willingness to search the Scriptures daily, in hopes that these seemingly new teachings were indeed true!

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THE 1ST ANGEL’S MESSAGE

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In presenting the message of the 1st angel of Revelation 14, Ellen Gould White touched on nearly every part of the Bible. Her ministry was not confined to just a few areas of concern as many of her critics erroneously suppose. No, but rather she presented the Gospel as found in both testaments, New and Old. And though she often paraphrased Bible verses with her own phraseology, she nevertheless stayed well within the framework of the parameters which God laid down in His Word.

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Mrs. White wrote on varied topics, such as child-rearing, education, Old Testament stories, New Testament stories, personal behavior by church members, proper conduct in relation to unbelievers, acts of charity, and other topics concerned with the Gospel.

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Ellen G. White – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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HEALTHFUL LIVING

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fruit_Stall_in_Barcelona_Market.jpgBut among those topics, Ellen White wrote extensively on physical health and how God has provided various health benefits to be found in nature: fresh air, sunlight, pure water, healthful diet, exercise, temperance, etc…

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Now as one explores her writings on health, it cannot be overlooked that she took some of the basic principles of the Bible and applied them to the fundamentals of good health. For instance, she often spoke of eating an abundance of good quality fruit, reminding us of “the fruit of the Spirit”. Or she advocated eating good quality bread, reminiscent of “the bread of life”, Jesus.

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Fruit Stall in Barcelona Market by Daderot – Wikipedia share-alike license

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THE MINISTRY OF HEALING

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Well, today’s devotional has included the 18 minute audio reading of the 1st Chapter of her book, “The Ministry of Healing”. And as “Noble Bereans”, we would want to give this book a listen to, in hopes that “those things were so”. Acts 17:11

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Just scroll down to almost the bottom of this page to listen.

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And tomorrow’s devotional (click here to read) will continue to speak on this topic of healthful living. 

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Christ and the blind Pauper – Mironov – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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TO READ PART 60, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 4 – June 14 (Noble Bereans? Part 60: “Ellen White On The Ministry of Healing” CONTINUED)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the heart of the Noble Berean as I search for truth. Give me a love for truth even though I may have to eventually stand alone from general consensus of the “group-think” mentality…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…May 25th (What’s An Aristaphagist?) or you may also read…July 29 (What’s An Aristaphagist!? Part 2: “Eat For Strength!”)or you may also read…September 6 (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 12: “The Health of Creation!”)

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THE END

 

Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!.

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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HEAVENLY OBJECT LESSON

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“Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.” Isaiah 24:23

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When God created the Moon and the stars, He ordained them to “rule the night” (Gen. 1:16). The Moon, especially when it is full, can light your pathway through the night, as it reflects the light of the Sun.

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So too, the Christian is to be a light to the world: to this sin-darkened world. But as the Moon must reflect the light of the Sun, in order to be a light to the world, so also must the Christian reflect the light of Jesus, to be a spiritual light to this planet in rebellion. Listen…

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“Ye are the light of the world…Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

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However, during an eclipse, the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, preventing that sunlight from shining on the Moon’s face. This is an incredible object-lesson about when the child of God allows the world to come between him and his Lord. Like the eclipse, that person no longer reflects the light of Jesus, because his or her love of this dark world of sin has eclipsed the light from the “Sun of Righteousness” (see Malachi 4:2).

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And so, this is just one of the many poetic truths seen in the Moon. (For more on this subject of an eclipse, you may link to the article… “Lunar Eclipse & Spiritual Eclipse”)

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This is a drawing of a winter-time total lunar eclipse, first published in Bilder- (Picture Atlas of the Stemenwelt) in 1888

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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TOMORROW:

June 12 (Nature’s Witnesses, Part 15: “Ellen White On ‘Nature & Health’”)

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christ_and_the_pauper.jpgMINISTRY OF HEALING, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a sampler of the audio book about the practical aspects of everyday living, such as diet and child rearing…

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Chapter 1 – “Our Example”

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Christ and the blind Pauper – Mironov – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This recording #212, is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry, and includes caller’s questions regarding his teachings on “the end of the church age”…

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