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Why the Health Message and Why Now?

Brad Emde OD



1. Review ocular anatomy and tear film.

2. Learn subjective and objective findings associated with ocular surface dryness. 

3. Learn systemic contributors to ocular surface dryness including demographics, medications, and disease. 


Systemic Contributors to the "My Eyes Feel Dry" Complaint will begin with a brief review of ocular anatomy and tear make-up. This will be followed by a brief discussion of subjective and objective findings associated with ocular surface dryness. Systemic contributors, demographics, medications, and disease, to ocular surface dryness will be discussed in depth. A brief discussion regarding potential treatment options will form the conclusion. 


Brad Emde OD

Optometrist practicing and Owner of East View Eye Care in Greeneville, TN



  • October 26, 2018
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The a family father again we come to you and ask that you be with us and we're going to look at a lot of the Bible in spirit of prophecy and that we believe the Holy Spirit inspired the writers to write and we ask for that same Holy Spirit to open our eyes and minds and help us to not be distracted but to focus over the next hour on these topics so that we can be settled into the truth and not be moved in your name a praying man OK And again a privilege to be here and this is like I said earlier a message that I gave about 5 years ago in Greenville and I guess I was him Vick did. So in my own personal life I have had quite. The Fifine if you want to say that over the last 10 years and the health message was one of them and I didn't I'd always heard of the health message and I'm a 4th generation 7th Avenue and yet I was questioning OK Why is this so important and what purpose does a health message have other than and now of course I'm going to bring it home because we've heard over and over today that the health message is to break down the barriers right which is what is what you know when you go on mission trips and help an Amen Clinics and things to break down barriers is that it is there something else that the health message is why it's important in the last days especially for God's people and does it demonstrate anything else and I'm going to try to suggest to you today that it does. And that it not only breaks down barriers but it is a powerful powerful way to demonstrate the power of God So let's get started this comes from Revelation $314.00 to $22.00 and to the angel of the Church of Laodicea I write I know your work that you're neither hot nor cold could wish you were coal I could wish you were cold or hot so then because you're lukewarm and neither hot nor cold I will Volman you out of my mouth because you say I am rich have become wealthy in need of nothing and do not know that you are wretched miserable poor blind and naked I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire that you may be rich in white garment that you may be clothed that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed in anoint your eyes with I sad that you may see as many as I love I rebuke and chase and therefore be zealous and repent. This is our pathetic condition and we don't know it and say wait a minute I thought we were folks to talk about medical evangelism and health of angels and today into which I would say but you we are and you'll see why so look at verse 21 here it says to He who overcomes. Right here actually Revelation 14 this is continued behold a fan of the door knock and if anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come to him and dine with him and he with me here it is to him that overcomes him who overcomes I will grant to sit with me on my throne as I also overcame and sat down with my father on his throne he who has and he who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches So my question to you is He who overcomes He who overcomes What what do you think that that's talking about is it who overcomes cheese. Overcomes ice cream jewelry you. Yeah. All right so the answer is definitely coming and so I would suggest it's talking about overcoming Satan in the form of ourselves so it's really overcoming self after all Satan's lie to Eve was that her way was the best way. And that you know God told you that but did God really tell you that you know aren't you smart enough to don't you want to know this for yourself and so if she starts thinking about this she's OK and it was her own Follow your heart OK if you heard some of these. Do what you want to do do it though we'll just do it so that was his lie to you he was claiming that God wanted all of the knowledge for himself so Satan to lie to the angels and tricked them with the same thing in his life to the angels in heaven which he tricked you know a 3rd of them he says were good enough in another so we were created holy beings we're good enough to know what's how to manage ourselves and we should be able to do what we want to do and we can choose our own way so Satan's theology in the world is Do what thou wilt Alister Crowley it which is you know on the Beatles albums and things like that and he wanted to be the most wicked man in the universe. That was his slogan and you know you've seen the Jay Z. with the do without wilt on his T. shirt maybe in he gets that from Alister Crowley Frank Sinatra the Church of Satan says that a pit in my eyes is our theology more than any other song out there is I Did It My Way by Frank Sinatra I did it so that right there is Satan's the ology Disney follow your heart it doesn't say Disney slogan isn't follow the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy follow do what you want to do this is the lie this Satan is telling us OK but we have a message to the world in the very last days this is God's way by the way is the best way in every thing and we have to get that message that God's way is the best way to the world in how are we going to do this so if I'm trying to convince you of something how am I going to convince you that your way because we all think you are right OK what how how my going to convince you that that put your way aside what the Bible says is humbling ourselves in follow what I tell you to do so now we've got this great controversy in heaven and this question is what started it in heaven it was it was it God's way or Satan suddenly you know starts blaming God for different attitudes and things like that that he himself was the instigator of so this overcoming is overcoming our self in our own attitudes. We are nearing the this comes from 3 select the messages for $22.00 we are nearing the close of this earth's history when 2 parties alone can exist and every man woman and child will be in one of these armies Jesus will be the general of one army and the opposing army Satan will be the leader I've no idea why though it's like that all who are breaking and teaching others to break the law of God the foundation of his government heaven and on earth are marshalled under one superior chief who directs them in opposition to the government of God So what's the government of God based on in heaven What's it say the law of God All who are breaking in teaching others to break was OK right here so all who are breaking in teaching others to break the law of God OK so it comes so the law of God is what distinguishes this group from this group OK Does it make sense all right so. And the angels which are kept not so and the angels which kept not their 1st estate but left their own habitation according to you Jude 6 are rebels against the law of God and she says the enemies to to all who love and obey his commandments these subjects with Satan is their leader will gather others in their ranks through every possible means to strengthen his forces and urge his claims and he did that by capturing Eve and everybody else since the. So in a special sense 7th Avenue is to been set in the world as watchman and light bearers to them has been entrusted the last warning for a perishing world on them is shining wonderful light from the Word of God They have been given a work of the most solemn import the proclamation of the 1st 2nd and 3rd Angels' messages there is no other work of so great importance they are to allow nothing else to absorb their attention while so Lord forgive us for all of our wasted. So we're to carry this last warning to the world are we doing it or we effect of him doing it to me this is a humbling and sobering thought I can't believe God would leave this job to us but he has and Satan doesn't like it just says look at Bread look at John whoever you're going to he is going to represent you look at look at all of his problems in God says that's going to work and so I have a solemn responsibility there because now I'm representing God to not only the world but to all the unfallen worlds in the angels that are looking at me in so when you are reminded of that in whatever you do during the day if you can think of that you will act differently I promise you because when I start thinking about that I'm like why am I sitting here watching this this is a waste of time I need to at least go and read my Bible or something you know just I waste time you know. And sometimes it's not wasting time in the world's eyes it's got to. Office War I gotta close these charts whatever I mean good thing. You know pastors serve the Lord and then they they lose their connection with the Lord of the war and we don't want to be in that category either this is 3 or 23 selected messages for 23 through his deception and delusion Satan would if possible to see who the very elect he is No his is no minor deception what he's trying to say is that he knows what to do to trick you he will seek to annoy you to harass you to falsify accuse you and Mr represents all whom he can compel to give him on or in him help in his work his great success lies in number one keeping men's minds confused in too ignorant of his devices for then he can lead the unwary as it were blindfolded so the 2 ways he gets to us according to Ellen White is keeping our minds confused. And keeping us ignorant of his devices OK So let me just throw some things that are coming to my mind here keeping our minds confused how many times have you seen in the research a study that proved this and then 6 months later the prove the exact opposite in the next study and then this one proved this one again and this will prove this side of one and you're like OK which which which one is right OK I believe that this is designed by Satan purposefully. Because we have lots of studies this support address health message tons and tons of studies just in I care with macular degeneration glaucoma and cataracts you've seen the studies on those now all the nutritional studies and all that kind of stuff it basically is the advent of the message and so we've got but then there's other studies that come out and say oh well this this is shown not to be helpful OK So Satan comes up with devices like that so that we are confused the 2nd is being number 2 ignorant of his devices let's think it's the cable Romans 121 to 2 says I beseech you therefore brother and by the mercies of God that you present your body is a living sacrifice holy acceptable to God which is your reasonable service. I'm going to read this so listen up OK So Romans 12 says I was there for brother and by the mercies of God that you present your body as a living sacrifice holy acceptable to God which is your reasonable service and do not be conformed to this world to be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God Remember Satan want to trick your mind so God says the transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may know the will of God. His equal 164950 says look this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom and she and her daughter had pride fullness of food and abundance of idleness neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and the needy and they were haughty and committed abomination before me therefore I took them away as I saw fit so what was it that she had. Pride fullness of food idleness and didn't help the poor and the needy Yes Over eating can affect your celebration when we are full we are more likely to deny God. According to the Bible and we don't sense our need of him listen to what Solomon the wisest man that ever lived said to think Proverbs 37 and 92 things I request of you deprive me not before I die remove falsehood and lies far from it give me neither poverty nor riches feed me with the food allotted to me lest I be full and deny you OK and say Who is the Lord or lest I be poor and steal both of which would be breaking the 10 Commandments right. Philippians 318-1000 says for many walk of whom I have told you often and now I tell you everything I tell you even in even weeping that they are enemies of the cross of Christ whose end is destruction whose god is their belly and whose glory is their shame who set their mind on earthly things this isn't describing the remnant of Revelation It's hits the scribing the wicked the health message helps to guard us against denying God It helps us to keep the commandments of God and not have any other gods before me so let's go back these to these 2. Ways number one is keeping the minds confused that's not good. But that is why so that is that's the that's not keeping lines can be used that's not good but why is that so bad in the last days why do people need our help message now more than ever so in other words why is it more important now than it was before Romans answers this a little bit and says I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord so then with the mind I myself serve the Law of God but with the flesh the law of sin this is this is a text that I use often and I use this in my conversations with people about the law of God and the HELP message you realize is this found in the Old Testament or New Testament New Testament it says serve the Law God was nailed to the cross now so this is a with this text right here you can argue there some law that's still pertinent in the New Testament OK this is your text for that because with the with my mind I serve the Law of God OK it's not talking about the Levitical laws in the sanctuary laws all that it's talking obviously about the 10 Commandments but with the flesh the law of sin and the main reason that God gave us the health message to his people is so that we can better serve the Law of God what is going to be the issue in the last days the very last issue is the Sabbath It's the Law God in so the pivotal issue is obedience to God's law versus man's law so let's talk about obedience obedience is not legalism you know the difference so some people say oh those some of them it is their legalism they still have to follow those 10 commandments. Obedience is not legalism legalism is when you think what you do is what's going to save you obedience is just to obey God because that's what he said to do and you love. Him By the way you know because of other things in your experience that God's way is the best way in so maybe it would be best for me not to commit adultery maybe it would protect me from a lot of suffering and heartache OK maybe the Sabbath is better physiologically for my body in my mind and emotionally and all that maybe God knows what he's talking about and so that's part of that. Desire Of Ages page $101.00 the appetites and passions must be held in subjection to the higher powers of the Mind this self-discipline is essential to the mental strength and spiritual insight which will enable us to understand and practice the sacred truth of God's word for this reason temperance finds its place in the work a preparation for Christ 2nd coming so there is a place for this for to prepare us for the 2nd coming it's that mental strength and spiritual eyesight education paid $0.19 the mind and the soul find expression through the body both mental and spiritual vigor are in great degree dependent upon physical strength an activity whatever promotes physical health promotes the development of a strong mind and well balanced character without Hell no one can as distinctly understand or is completely fulfill his obligations to himself to his fellow beings or to his creator therefore the health should be as faithfully guarded as the character. A knowledge of physiology and hygiene should be the basis of all educational effort so whatever promotes physical health promotes the development of a strong mind different people have different capacities of receiving the Holy Spirit in part of that is because of the ability of their mind and how much they have developed it in you're supposed to develop this just like you are supposed to develop a well balanced character and in God is of course the one that that is going to help us do do these things. Mark Finley says Satan wants to control our minds through our bodies Jesus longs to control our bodies through our minds this is the opposite true religion in the laws of health this is coming from councils on health or 45 True Religion and the laws of health go hand in hand it is impossible to work for the salvation of men and women without presenting to them the need of breaking away from simple gratification which destroy the hill debase the soul and prevent divine truth from impressing the mind men and women must be taught to take a careful review of every habit and every practice and at once put away those things that can cause an unhealthy condition of the body and thus cast a dark shadow over the mind are you starting to see a little bit why the health message and why now you know how many people are addicted to video games and T.V. and movies and all of the things that distract our minds those who act. This is a reference I mean perpetually to those who act as teachers are to be intelligent in regard to disease and its Causes understanding that every action of human agent should be in perfect harmony with the laws of life the light God has given on health reform is for ourselves ation and the salvation of the world so if you've ever been tempted to think oh yeah this health message is so. If this is not a self if issue I will tell you that wake up OK Anything that affects your mind is a salvific issue it doesn't mean you're saved by this so if you don't eat cheese or you avoid M.S.G. or G M O's or whatever the thing is it's not going to save you but if you don't then it's going to be one more thing that Satan can use to weaken your mind weaken your system so no it's not saved by this that's crazy but to say it's not a salvific issue is ridiculous as a people 9 testimonies 112 as a people we have been given the work of making known the principles of health reform there are some who think that the question of diet is not of sufficient importance to be included in their evangelist accord but such make a great mistake God's work declares whether they're for you eat or drink or whatever you do do all to the glory of God prescriptions 1031 the subject of temperance in all its bearings has an important place in the work of salvation are you starting to see again why it's so important the number 2 aspect of Satan's success lies in the ignorant of his devices. This comes from letter 1875 evangelism also Page 515 when you make the people intelligent concerning the principles on health reform of health health reform you do much to prepare the way for the introduction of present truth said my guide educate educate educate the mind must be enlightened for the understanding of the people is dark and Satan can find access to the soul through perverted appetite through perverted appetite is how he finds access to the soul to debase and destroy it to prepare the minds is like fertilizing a garden so when it is watered it has the elements needed to sprout for preparing the minds of people with good nutrition literally fertilizes the mind to be able to comprehend spiritual matters runners take extreme measures to prepare for race not only in physical training but in their diet because they know that what they eat or don't eat will affect their performance every one of us needs to prepare for the spiritual race we are facing in these last days we need this message not only for we need this message not only for ourselves but we need to share it with everyone within our sphere of influence so how are we to do this and she says Christ and you heard this Christmas is Christ method alone will give true success in reaching the people to save your mingled with men as one who desired their good he showed his sympathy for them and ministered their needs and won their confidence then he bade me bade them follow me minister of kneeling. So you me. Gospel workers page 363 there is need of coming close to the people by personal effort if less time were given sermonizing more time are spent in personal ministry greater results to be seen the poor to be relieved the sick cared for the sorrowing the bereaved comforted the ignorant instructed and the inexperience counseled we are to weep with those that weep and rejoice with those that rejoice accompanied by the power of persuasion the power of prayer the power of the love of God This work will not cannot be without proof he has a point and he has a point out the work evolving on every church member he declares that the church members are faithfully to do their duty to those within their borders they are generously to support their own for he is the greatest He is the greatest medical missionary who ever blessed the world speaking of Jesus he gave his disciples practical lessons teaching them how to work in such a way that souls would be made glad in the truth it is only by an unselfish interest in those in need of help that we can give a practical demonstration of the truth of the Gospel God calls for thousands to work for him not by preaching to those who know the truth now listen to this God calls for thousands to work for him not by preaching to those who know the truth going over and over the same ground but by warning those who have never heard the last messages of mercy the Lord will give you success in this work for the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation when it is open with a practical life when it is lived in practice the union of Christ like work for the body and Christ like work for the soul is the true interpretation of the gospel of you and Harold March for 192 OK So what do we learn the 3 angels messages which which carries the everlasting Gospel is incomplete without the help message. Number 2 we and the world need God's law of hill to better serve and worship God and to keep his moral law with our minds by our choices number 3 following all of God's laws including the laws of hell and I'm not dumb at the Levitical laws and paying them come out all the 10 Commandment laws including the laws of hell is the only way to true peace true happiness and less suffering this interest by God in our well being and its results if followed shows almost immediately God's love for man in a real tangible way peace that passes understanding and good health and less suffering a number for the health message demonstrates the power of the Gospel Let's talk a little bit more about that the thing that took me so long to learn is that when we try to change the desires and wants of our hearts without God's help we will be one frustrated Christian so if you're stubborn you might be able to stop gossiping you might be able to stop whatever it is whatever you want pornography drinking alcohol smoking a little while but chances are you'll be back to that at some point. The power of God that the way we are supposed to share with the world is what truly you need to have your patience connect to him if if you can do that then they can actually see a change that's a change of the wants and desires so so here's what Ellen White says about this. Right here it is as truly a sin to violate the laws of our being as it is to break the 10 commandments to do either is to break God's laws those who transgress the law of God in their physical organism will be inclined to violate the law of God spoken from Mount Sinai. Our Savior warned his disciples that just prior to his 2nd coming a state of things would exist very similar to that which he pursued which preceded the flood of eating and drinking would be carried to excess and the world would be given up the pleasure this state of things does exist at the present time this is councils and dies food page 17 this is written over 100 years ago what would you say today is this exists today to keep the body in a healthy condition in order that all parts of the living machinery may act harmoniously should be the study of our life the children of God cannot glorify him with sickly bodies or doctor minds those who indulge in any species of intemperance whether in eating or drinking waste their physical energies and weaken moral power since the laws of nature or the laws of God It is plainly our duty to give these laws careful study we should study their requirements in regard to our own bodies and conform to them ignorance in these things is sin so this is pretty powerful and we have no excuse to be ignorant because we're just choosing not to pick up a book that happens to speak. So if you ever read councils and diets and. Like I have. Most of it it really is hard because it convicts me of everything I'm doing wrong and it's not that following her advice is going to save me make sure you understand that and make sure you're able to tell that to someone it's. The fact that not following the advice that she was shown to share this message that she was told to share with us with the world can affect your salvation the Lord will give you success in this work for the Gospel is the power of God understand the nation what is in or woven with the practical life when it is lived in practice and the union of Christ for the union Christ like work for the body and the soul this is the true interpretation of the Gospel we read that one earlier 1st Samal 1522 behold the better it is better to obey I'm sorry hold to obey is better than sacrifice and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry John 1232 says and I if I be lifted up from the earth will draw all men onto me stubbornness is not the best way to health message opens up an easy way to tell people that God's way is the best way is also an easy way to tell them that only he can change us only he can make us do only he can make us to want to follow his laws whether it's the health laws or his moral laws and when we in humility ask for Jesus to live his life within us the Holy Spirit will supernaturally and miraculously change our desires 5 beholding Christ we become changed it will be come our 2nd nature to do His will and we won't even realize it and to give an example of that you remember in Matthew $25.00 or the sheep in the goats were separated and he said to those on his right the right has he says you've done it until Easter these you've done and to me when you win and clothe the naked and fed the hungry and they both answered the same thing you know Lord when did we see you naked when did we see you hungry. They didn't even know that they were doing it because it was just who they were it was their 2nd nature god. So Jesus is describing to us what God's people will be like in the last days they didn't even realize that they were doing his bidding all throughout their whole day whatever it was it's just who they were and that's the character of God in us if I. For sure and I want to talk about that a little bit I was really happy when that came out because it gave a scientific proof of what our adverse health message was and did but if you give a forks over Knives to somebody and you don't tell them about the spiritual aspect what. Are are. It's OK because you're not hurting them but you're just making a healthy sinner. Does that make sense yeah and so the only benefit of that is that hopefully if they take the science and run with it then maybe because their minds are clear then maybe some other administers somewhere else down the road will then give them the message but you know what you might be the only one they ever see in they ever hear so I changed when I now so I probably bought 60 of these to loan out to patients but now I tell them you know what this does you know if this does this just proves what the Bible says and I take them through a little bit so I start planting seeds before even give it to him and I tell him and I walk him through the beginning and I say to. One of the things I point out is the law the law of hell is is ongoing in this was given to us way back before there was ever a Jew because they think that you're just following the Jewish laws in Leviticus when you don't eat pork or something like that right and so I just remind them that do you remember back in Sunday school when you sang the song The animals came 2 by 2 to the ark and they're like yeah yeah because I'm in the Bible Belt so most of them know that I'm like I'll go back and read it because the the animals came 2 by 2 of the unclean and 7 by 7 for the claim and I said that was hundreds and hundreds of years before there was ever a Jew so obviously God made a distinction between what we should eat and what we shouldn't eat before he spoon fed it to the Israelites in the desert OK And so that gets him thinking that oh oh that's true so then and I'm like. Oh you know the creation story when was the Sabbath instituted because that's the next thing you know you're keeping the Jewish Sabbath and like you know when was it instituted creation Yeah that was hundreds and hundreds of years before there was ever a Jew as well so that means that's not a Jewish thing either that means just Jesus repeated that to them and then I said if you continue it let's just logically look through the Bible and all of this and look at Daniel and I tell him Look read the 1st couple of chapters in Daniel and you'll have a health study that was done by the end of 3 years 3 and a half years Daniel and his friends were 10 times wiser than any of the other wise men in Babylon in all the 8 with vegetables and water to drink. And like so there's a health study right there in and I plant you know based on who they are and what not there's these little things like that that you can plant in there and in some sense oh I love fork over Knives and I love lots of them there's lots of them on the market now and I'm like but but all it's showing is that God's way is the best way and it's pointing in a scientific way how accurate the Bible is and these are the seeds that I plant in their minds so when they sit there and they watch works overnight and they see all the evidence and everything then they when they read their Bible then it'll be like all those things will come to their memory hopefully with the voice you're working on and there's a little ways you can do that that. Get them thinking but the power so Hebrews $415.00 talks about Jesus says for we have not we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities but was an all points tempted like as we are yet without sin Philippians 25 and 858 says Let this mind be in you which is also in Christ Jesus who being in the form of God thought it not robbery to be equal with God but made himself of no reputation and took upon him the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men and being found in fashion as a man He humbled himself and became obedient to death even the death of the cross he was tonight and says that we see Jesus who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man he was to 1618 says For verily he took not on him the nature of angels but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things that behoove him to be made like unto His brethren that he might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God to make reconciliation for the sins of the people for in that he himself has suffered being tempted he is able to succor them that are tempted succor means to aid and help and reconciliation you know when you sin we are separated from God When we stand and so on Conant is at one moment and so it brings us back in harmony with God that is reconciling the fact that God 2nd Christians 5721 says Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation old things and passed away behold all things become new now all things are of God who has reconciled us true to himself through Jesus Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation that is that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself we implore you on Christ's behalf to be reconciled to God for He made him who knew no sin to be sin for us that we might be come the right just in this of God in him in is equal 3626 and 27 says I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh I will put my spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes and you will keep my judgment and do them that's the promise that's not a threat that's a promise and so when God write on our hearts the 10 Commandments those are promises. I don't know if you ever thought of it that way but he says you give my heart give give your heart to me and I will I will put my law in your heart so and I promise you if you let me do this I promise you that you will have no other gods before me and I promise you that you won't take my name in vain and I promise you that you will keep the Sabbath not commit adultery you won't steal you won't kill you won't murder you you'll you'll these 10 commandments or promises to sue us if we look at it the right way people look at the 10 commandments and they. Have this picture of God is so stern and he's so. This is Satan's argument and it's not these are promises and they're for our protection. I'm going to go forward here a little bit I have a lot of good quote but. This one is one that I wanted to bring out 33 selected messages 128 this drink is this drink it is the privilege of all the tempted ones of Earth to have Christ experience is for our benefit his example is overcoming appetite points out his example and overcoming appetite when he was tempted to point out the way for those to overcome who would be his followers and I want to talk about that for just a 2nd we've got about 10 minutes left we're supposed in that for 10 when Christ was in the wilderness and he was tempted he was. He wasn't tempted to to necessarily just make this bread so he can eat it it was a little bit more than that it was attempt a ship for him to use his own power for himself but he had laid aside his divinity. He had put that aside he'd humbled himself and became a man and he never used his divinity power to help himself in so Satan what he Satan was remember what Satan's lawyer was Do what you want to do do what you want to do he's trying this on Jesus himself and Jesus answered from Scripture that was his response he he didn't do what he wanted to do and you know physically he he did he based it on not. Follow your heart you didn't do that he based it on all of the Bible makes sense and so that's that's It was a little bit deeper than just being hungry so this right hand of the medical missionary work is to open doors medical missionary a page to 38 this is the part the medical missionary work is to act it is to largely prepare the way for the reception of the truth for this time medical missionary work is the right hand of the Gospel it is necessary to the advancement of the Cause of God as through it men and women are led to see the importance of right habits of living saving the power of the truth will be made known every city is to be entered by workers trained to do medical missionary work and a commissioner work brings to humanity the gospel of release from suffering we read that one earlier Christ and 9 testimonies page 16 Christ is no longer in this world in person to go through our cities and towns and villages healing the sick but he has commissioned us to carry forward the medical missionary work that he began so I wanted to emphasize here a little bit. This power aspect of the gospel to you know earlier today we heard a lecture that talked about how the this in no way should ever be divorced medical missionary work is in no case to be divorced from the gospel ministry councils on health page 25.4 And the worst evil in the place there mention the lecture earlier OK so 3 selected messages page 129 came into our world to maintain a pure sinless character and to refute Satan's lie that it was not possible for human beings to keep a log on Christ came to live the law in his human character in just the way in which all may do it live the law in human nature if they will do as Christ was doing I'm going to leave that one on the screen for a little bit so you can look at that. Is there. Is this lie because she's calling it Satan's law I and the law is that it is not possible for human beings to keep the Law of God that what she is calling a lie is a gospel that is going through the 7th am in a church right now OK So if if if this rings a bell let me let me see if this rings a bell to you there are 2 gospels in the in the world today there is the evangelical gospel that says we are sinners in need of a savior and we're going to keep on sinning until the Lord comes in if I'm ever perfect then that will be when I'm in heaven that's one Gospel that's the evangelical gospel there's another gospel the everlasting gospel. That says. I'm a sinner I'm in need of a savior and Jesus will come into my heart and actually change my wants and desires to be like him in character and change me so that when he comes I will see him as he is and I will be like him does that mean that you're not a sinner no it does not mean you're not a sinner all have sinned and come short from the glory of God in our righteousness is as filthy rags but Jesus OK separate Jesus he was he was the only one that was a man and he was not he did not say OK so this law I write here don't be swept up by this gospel even in the 7th heaven church that is that is saying that you can't overcome a sin in your life like pornography or whatever it happens to be OK So let me let me tell you what I tell my patients if and most easily smoking smokers you know my patients who smoke come in and I'll talk to them and give them some science and in some of the stuff that David De Rosa's lectured on about. Blood fluidity in the brain reality and things like that and what what smoking and caffeine. Do to our prefrontal cortex and blood limit blood flow and all that kind of stuff and how caffeine and nicotine are synergistic and one makes you crave the other in all this kind of stuff and I'll tell him all that and how if they quit both there are a lot more success their success of quitting smoking is something like 400 percent better. If they quit both rather than just quitting smoking and need to quit caffeine to things like that so I'll talk to him all about that and of course they know all that already because every smoker knows you've got to have a cup of coffee with a cigarette or you'll have a Mountain Dew with cigarette they'll know this OK so you tell him some science that backs it up then you know you've just they know they know this so then I tell them and by the way I don't know if you believe in the Bible and I pause and then like I believe in the Bible or read it or we're going there when it was so but if they do because most I'm doing the Bible belt so I said if you believe in the Bible. Or knowledge or something that I'm like. Then you know this already too and I tell him you know once in a while you will see or you'll hear about somebody on death row that's a serial killer and that serial killer loves to kill other people that's that's what they like they enjoy murdering somebody that's a serial killer right but if that serial killer turns to God in repentance and asked Jesus to come into his heart or her heart God will change the heart of the serial killer in make a heart of love that's a miracle and the alcoholic who repents and turns to God and says when you come into my heart and change my wants and desires the alcoholic will stop drinking in a smoker if they know it's bad and they're convicted is bad for them and they want to quit and they turn to God. I just tell him don't forget who you're connecting to you're connecting to a God who can breathe out and speak and there's a giraffe. Or you're going to speak out and there's the stars a star a universe you're connecting with a power that is so strong that it can change just serial killers heart on death row to love somebody don't think that you can't take away your desire for smoking if you are giving it to him then you might have to give it to him every single day for 2 months or however long but don't forget to connect them to the power of the change and so even when I hand somebody a fork over Knives and just talking about diabetic reversal or whatever I look at him I'm like yes what is it what I'm what I'm recommending for you is the hardest thing that you will ever do in your life and you can't do it because what I'm telling you is changing the wants and desires of your heart in the Bible says Can a leopard change its spots can an Ethiopian change its skin you know that's who they are but God has the power to change your wants and desires and he will the Bible says that he will create in us new creatures with new desires and a new heart and when he does that and you're connecting your patient to that power you're reminding them that they are they have hope now OK So this is this is kind of a lie here and that's why Ellen White talks quite a bit about this and. But the 2nd part here where it says if they will do what Christ is doing every day when we live our lives we are to be doing what Jesus did and he was in commune with in prayer with God the Father all day long he didn't use his supernatural power. To resist temptation he laid aside his divinity and he didn't use it on himself so he relied on the Heavenly Father to resist temptation you know what he learned in the Bible and that's what work to do and so the health message helps us when you when you show them in diabetes undone or whatever within one week of following the health laws that are in the Bible and God's way is the best way and all the sudden they don't have diabetes and in a week or 2 they're like oh maybe God will change the other aspects of my heart and then. I'm more open to the gospel so that the administers health message is more in my opinion than just the right arm that breaks down barriers it actually shows you the power of God to change your heart because that's their wants and desires of their heart and then they'll. Hear more like Bill let it let God do that other aspects of their life which was mentioned earlier today too so we're out of time and let's close with the word of prayer there Holy Father we thank you for your many blessings and for this opportunity that we've had to reflect on the message that you gave your messenger to give us for the last days we realize that we're living right in the last times and we have so many times wasted our opportunities and our wasted our time and money. And we ask for forgiveness for that and we ask that you will renew our hearts and renew our energies and give us the fervor to serve in everything that we do or by you in. Some sense. 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