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What Christians Should Be Vigilant Over this New Year

Friday Morning Manna

January 17, 2020

Nathaniel Fajardo

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

What Christians Should Be Vigilant Over this New Year

    “I know your works, that you have a name that your are alive, but you are dead. Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.

Rev. 1-3, N.K.J.V.

Nominal Christianity. Even before this term came into use today, it was already one of the great problems besieging early Christianity, a grave threat to its purity and undermining its mission. God to Jesus to the angel to John (Rev. 1: 1-3) was shown all that was to happen in the last days and was ordered to write it to the churches, in this specific order of transmission. Rev. 1: 1-4. Apostle Paul quickly picked it up and magnified it in his work. This is a clear description of a spiritually dead “chosen” people, or whoever claims to be “His people,”—beginning with rebellious ancient Israel, a generally spiritually dead church and an individually spiritually dead, professing Christian. “You have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.” Not dead or alive but alive yet dead. What an irony! Such is the nefarious work of the mystery of iniquity!

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Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world.” So, what is it?

Friday Morning Manna

January 10, 2020

Nathaniel Fajardo

email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world.” So, what is it?

That’s in John 8: 36. It is a solemn thing to die but a much more solemn thing to be alive in these times in which we live in for the people identified in prophecy as “they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus” and “have the Spirit of prophecy, which is the testimony of Jesus.”

Rev. 14: 12; 19: 10.

    “Everything in the world is in agitation. The signs of the times are ominous. Coming events cast their shadows before. The Spirit of God is withdrawing from the earth, and calamity follows calamity by sea and by land. There are tempests, earthquakes, fires, floods, murders of every grade. Who can read the future? Where is security? There is assurance in nothing that is human or earthly. Rapidly are men ranging themselves under the banner they have chosen. Restlessly are they waiting and watching the movements of their leaders

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Only New Hearts and Renewed Minds Can Make A Year New

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 January 3, 2020

By Nathaniel Fajardo

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Only New Hearts and Renewed Minds Can Make A Year New

  “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” Jer. 17: 9. “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” 

Ps. 51: 10.

It is a new year, again. Thank God for gently yet protectively shepherding us through   tumultuous 2019 and step into the new year alive, still rational and relatively physically healthy to still afford us the precious jewel of a rational and discerning mind.

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The “Fullness of Time” Never Specified Specific Time

Friday Morning Manna

December 27, 2019
By Nathaniel Fajardo                                                                                                                                                           email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

The “Fullness of Time” Never Specified Specific Time

  “But When the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the [condemnation] of the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”  

Gal. 4: 4, 5, N.K.J.V.

Sent forth by the Father, the only-begotten Son of God was “born of a woman” and became the Son of man “when the fullness of time had come,” not a “twinkling of an eye” earlier or later. As the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, He was the subject of the first and beginning of all promises and propheciesof the Bible, coming first as “the seed” (Gen. 3: 15) and at last, “the Lord Jesus,” “King of kings and Lord of lords” in His glorious second coming!  

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Lord, I Want to be a Christian. But What Kind?

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December 20, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                                                            

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Lord, I Want to be a Christian. But What Kind?

“Lord I want to be a Christian, in my heart.” So goes the opening lyrics of that simple yet moving spiritual, likely composed in 1750s Virginia by enslaved African Americans moved by the preaching of evangelist Samuel Davies, first published in 1907. (See Wikipedia). I first heard that song when I was in the grades back in old PUC and still can sing it today. These words are still repeated today, even without singing its melody our aloud, for, as it says, “in my heart.” But this time it is with growing skepticism expressed in this legitimate question: What kind of Christian?  As some say, “Will the real Christian please stand up?” “Oh no, not you! Not you, too.” Then who?

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The Listless Unconcern Over Another Gift from Heaven

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December 13, 2019
Nathaniel Fajardo                                     

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

The Listless Unconcern Over Another Gift from Heaven


Generic church and specific denominational histories clearly reveal that the remnant people or chosen ones of the last days identified at the tail end of the long prophetic chain that began in Genesis and ends in Revelation are: (1) “they that keep the commandments of God and faith of Jesus” and (2)  “have the testimony of Jesus which is the spirit of prophecy.” Rev. 14: 12; 12: 17; 19: 10.      


Ah, the “spirit of prophecy” and the “spirit of Christmas!” It is to the latter distinction of “the spirit of prophecy” and as a natural extension of our running topic on the mystery of the incarnation and the nature of Christ— the Gift of all gifts,  that we refer to as we address this 2019 Christmas season—where “gifts, gifts and more gifts” are in all lips, whether good or bad. And what gifts are appreciated or ignored. 

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The Creator Given a Human Body and Will in the Incarnation

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December 6, 2019 Nathaniel Fajardo

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

The Creator Given a Human Body and Will in the Incarnation

“I delight to do Thy will, O My God, yea Thy law is written in My heart.”

Ps. 40: 8, K.J.V.

Here we have the first revelation of the not-yet incarnated Creator, expressing through the psalmist by way of prophecy, what His will was, is, and ever will simply because “He is the same yesterday, today and forever.” Heb. 13: 8.

It was, and is the only-begotten Son’s delight from the beginning to do the will of the Father whom He loves, willingly, voluntarily, purposefully, untiringly and spontaneously. Such love is divine, excelling, and undying. Without such a will, such kind of love, such delightful obedience to do God’s will by obeying His law from the heart, is impossible.

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Thank God for Blending Divine Nature with Human Nature Forever!

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November 29, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Thank God for Blending Divine Nature with Human Nature Forever!

 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels [both evil and good], preached among the Gentiles [and the chosen people] believed on in the world, received up in glory [as a Victor over Satan, temptation, death, and the grave].”

1 Tim. 3: 16. 

This Thanksgiving 2019 we should thank and praise God “with all our heart, soul, strength and mind” (Luke 10: 27) for patiently, gradually and progressively unfolding to the astonished eyes of earnest truth-seekers the great mystery of godliness that is revealed in the Creator’s incarnation! Ever after that priceless, precious, precise moment in time that no finite mind exactly knows when and how, humanity quietly and effortlessly blended with divinity for eternity!

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The Incarnation Gift

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November 22, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

The Incarnation Gift

 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

John 3: 16

What does this very familiar verse actually mean?

The increasing light that a more in-depth study of the mystery of the incarnation, by its inherent nature, naturally zeroes into the word “gave” and then moves outward. In one fell swoop the central problem of sin and its eternal consequences, and the one-and-only, once-and-for all solution for eliminating it, forever, are herein stated and defined, in general terms. It is the gospel remedy. Its reason and central driving force are God’s perfect, just, righteous and unconditional hatred for sin on one side, and on the other, His perfect love–-divine, excelling, exceeding, immeasurable, unconditional and eternal. It urges the elevating thoughts of: what and who was given, to whom, when, where, how, the value, quality, warranty and longevity of this gift–and its expected benefits and results, both for the giver and receiver. So thus:  

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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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