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The Purpose of the Christ’s Gospel and Grace

Friday Morning Manna 

November 15, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                                                                     

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com


The Purpose of the Christ’s Gospel and Grace

      “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts [desires], we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who have Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a special people, zealous for good works. Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.”

Titus 2: 11-15, N.K.J.V.

       “The glory, the fulness, the completeness of the gospel plan is fulfilled in this life.” – E G. White, Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 420.

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Man’s Foolish Fear of the Effect rather than its Cause

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November 8, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                                                        

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Man’s Foolish Fear of the Effect rather than its Cause

     “Inasmuch then as the children having partaken [sharers] of flesh and blood, He likewise shared [“partook,” K.J.V.] in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

Heb.  2: 14, 15, N.K.J.V

Man has this persistent fatal fascination, even to these closing hours of earth’s probation—to the demonic delight of “the “father of lies and murderer from the beginning” (John 8: 44)—they foolishly fear death, rather than sin. But sin is the cause, and death is its effect and consequence; and if not “speedily repented of” and overcome as the last Adam overcame, becomes its eternal reward. “The wages of sin is death.” Rom. 6: 23.

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The Enlightenment that a Study of the Incarnation and the Godhead Brings

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November 1, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                                                                    

email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

The Enlightenment that a Study of the Incarnation and the Godhead Brings

        “No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him, and He is in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whosoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God [not the mere “son of Mary”], God abides in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.”

1 John 4: 12-16

      “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth, for He will not speak of His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you all things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.”  

John 16: 13-15.

And “What God hath joined together, let no man put asunder (or “let not men separate).”Matt. 19: 6. After the last merciful warnings proclaimed in the three angel’s messages of Revelation 14 comes the last warning of the whole Bible: “For I testify to everyone who hears the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, and from the holy city [the New Jerusalem from above], and from the things which are written in this book.” Rev. 22: 18, 19.  This is actually not a New Testament warning but a repetition from the Old:  

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The Fullness of the Godhead Bodily in Infinite Humanity

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October 25, 2019 Nathaniel Fajardo                                 

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The Fullness of the Godhead Bodily in Infinite Humanity

      “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead (as in “firstfruits of them that slept.” 1 Cor. 15: 20-23), that in all things He may have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.”  

Col. 1: 15-20, N.K.J.V.

     “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the Head of all principality and power.”

Col. 2: 8-10.

      “For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”

Heb. 4: 12, 13.

[The “word” here is either Christ Himself, the Word, the spoken word or the written word, as in “Thus saith the Lord and ‘it is written,” respectively].

      “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made . . . . and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

John 1: 1-3, 14.

Ah indeed! The glorious glory of the fullness of grace and truth in the Word made flesh!

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Does Imparted Divine Nature Make Us Divine?

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October 18, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                                                                  

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Does Imparted Divine Nature Make Us Divine?

     Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

2 Pet. 1: 2-4, N.K.J.V.

It is by the power of Christ’s divine nature—rather than His incarnated human nature—that He gives all things pertaining to life, i.e., both temporal and eternal, and godliness. To those who willingly respond to His call to character glory, hence, virtue, obtain a knowledge of Him in this particular regard.

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When Will Humanity Ever Learn to Fully Trust Divinity?

Friday Morning Manna                                                                             October 11, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo

email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com


When Will Humanity Ever Learn to Fully Trust Divinity?

Why did God Creator have to come down to fallen man’s level in the incarnation?

It was to demonstrate by “manifesting to the world, men and angels” for all eternity the truth of God’s undying and unconditional love for sinners, which likewise reveals the secret of victory of fallen man over Satan and sin, which is: the complete surrender of man man’s will to God’s will, the lost sinner’s will to the Savior’s will.  

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He Surrendered and Submerged His Will to the Father’s Will

Friday Morning Manna                                  October 4, 2019 Nathaniel Fajardo                                       

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He Surrendered and Submerged His Will to the Father’s Will

“For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.”

John 6: 38

It will never suffice to reverently address Him in muffled tones, “Lord Jesus” or frenziedly shout “Jesus is Lord! Hallelujah,” or engage in any of the popular forms in the Christian mainstream of praise-worshipping and glorifying Him as “Lord and Savior” or even performing the miraculous,  including casting out demons, using His name—unless the one professing and performing such things is factually and in reality,  doing the will of the Father.

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God in His Divine Sphere and Man in His Human Sphere

Friday Morning Manna                                        September 27, 2019 Nathaniel Fajardo                                             

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God in His Divine Sphere and Man in His Human Sphere

      “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 

2 Cor. 5: 21, N.K.J.V.

That, is, God the Father made His only-begotten Son who knew no sin, to be sin for us in order that we might become the righteousness of the Father that resides in the Son. The Creator, in becoming the last Adam through the incarnation, became the human-divine Sin Bearer—who never knew sin by experiment and experience—not even in thought and imagination—became sin itself—not became a sinner, like the first Adam who experimented with sin.

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The Power of the Last Adam to ‘Lay Down His Life and Take it up Again”

Friday Morning Manna                                    September 20, 2019 Nathaniel Fajardo                                         

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The Power of the Last Adam to ‘Lay Down His Life and Take it up Again”

      “And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness that God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory.” 1 Tim. 3: 16, N.K.J.V.

1 Tim. 3: 16, N.K.J.V.

      “Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared [partook, K.J.V.] in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.”

Heb. 2: 14
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The Purpose and Source of Grace in the Gospel and the Two Adams

Friday Morning Manna                        

September 13, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                              

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

The Purpose and Source of Grace in the Gospel and the Two Adams

My King James Version Bible mentions grace 38 times in the Old Testament and 128 times in the New, a total of 166 times.  The untranslated Hebrew is chen, meaning, “graciousness, i.e., subj., kindness, favor or obj., pleasant, precious.” In the New Testament grace is the untranslated Greek charis, meaning, “the divine influence upon the heart, and its manifestation in the life.” Strong’s Greek Lexicon

Take note of the latter fuller meaning of grace that is so strangely missing in the still continuing contentious debates over the phrase, “By grace are you saved, not by works.” I’ve experienced a few in the past (as some of you have), and come away dismayed by those unpleasant encounters. There was no edification because the Spirit of grace wasn’t guiding the discussions. Rather, it was/is one another’s long-held traditional points of view and opinions, often self-serving, thus myopic, that sadly continues to drive such discussions.  

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