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Health & SalvationStronger togetherPraise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation,All my soul praise him, for he is our health and salvation - Hymn #

@Health and SalvationTruth for Today Ministries

The ConnectionHealth, like salvation, though received personally, must be nurtured corporately.Selfishness has corrupted our view of Salvation and turned our pursuit of Health in a negative direction. Some Christians have turned it into an individual endeavor. Health, like salvation, received as a gift, must be nurtured in our Church Families. Though received personally, like Abraham when he received the promise in Genesis 12, both health and salvation are given that we might be a blessing to the world. Once received in whatever form they are given, they must be lived out corporately; for unless we nurture both Health and Salvation with others, we will never be able to preserve or protect either of them.

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The only True Example we Have is Christ The true missionary spirit is the spirit of Christ. The world's Redeemer was the great model missionary. Many of his followers have labored earnestly and unselfishly in the cause of human salvation; but no man's labor can bear comparison with the self-denial, the sacrifice, the benevolence of our Exemplar. {RH, July 10, 1883 par. 1}

Duty above inclinationThe church, unlike any other human institution, exists to proclaim the mystery of faith that Christ has died, Christ has risen, and Christ will come again. In this message is the salvation of the world.

We Ought to Preserve Our Life ForceGod has endowed us with a certain amount of vital force. He has also formed us with organs suited to maintain the various functions of life, and He designs that these organs shall work together in harmony. If we carefully preserve the life force, and keep the delicate mechanism of the body in order, the result is health; but if the vital force is too rapidly exhausted, the nervous system borrows power for present use from its resources of strength, and when one organ is injured, all are affected. Nature bears much abuse without apparent resistance; she then arouses and makes a determined effort to remove the effects of the ill-treatment she has suffered. {MH 234.3}

Our Appetite Will Determine our Destiny for Eternity or DamnationLustful appetite make SLAVES of men and women, and beclouds their intellects and stupefies their moral sensibilities to such a degree that the SACRED, ELEVATED TRUTHS of Gods word are not appreciated. The lower propensities have ruled men and women. -CD 32

The walking Dead

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. . . . God calls for a revival and a reformation.--Prophets and Kings, p. 626.

Revival signifies -a renewal of spiritual life, a quickening of the powers of mind and heart, a resurrection from the spiritual death.

Gods Expectation

Why Is the mind not revived?

It is impossible for those who give the reins to appetite to attain to Christian perfection. Testimonies, vol. 6, pp. 426, 427Believe the Word of God

Today a large part of those who compose our congregations are dead in trespasses and sins. They come and go like the door upon its hinges. For years they have complacently listened to the most solemn, soul-stirring truths, but they have not put them in practice. Therefore they are less and less sensible of the preciousness of truth. . . . While making a profession, they deny the power of godliness. If they continue in this state, God will reject them.

Serious Thought to Consider

Health & Salvation