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Does Imparted Divine Nature Make Us Divine?

Friday Morning Manna                                                             

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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Christ’s Humanity Suffered the Superhuman Agony of Soul in Gethsemane

Friday Morning Manna                 August 9, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                          email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Christ’s Humanity Suffered the Superhuman Agony of Soul in Gethsemane

The shedding of the atoning, sin-cleansing blood of the second Adam “for the remission of sins” may also be thought of as a short yet intense process commencing in the night of His last agony in Gethsemane and culminated Calvary. It began when He “sweated blood” through the pores of His noble human brow in His death struggle at Gethsemane as the guilt of the sins of the world were rolled upon His human nature and the Father “hid His face” from His only-begotten Son, causing the dreadful sense of separation and connection between Father and Son.

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The Second Adam: The World’s Sin and Guilt Bearer

Friday Morning Manna                                                      

August 2, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                                                                     

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

The Second Adam: The World’s Sin and Guilt Bearer

Jesus Christ, the “second” or “last Adam” (1 Cor. 15: 45-47)  was subject to the first death of all mortals because He had to die, not merely “walk in the valley of the shadow of death,” which He also did, but temporarily came under it as the one-and-only, once-and-for-all atoning sacrifice (Heb. 9: 25-28; 10: 10, 12, 14) that the Father made of His only-begotten Son at the antitypical altar of sacrifice of Calvary.

The “wages of sin is death.” Rom. 6: 23. In His death the second Adam, in His human nature “made in the likeness of sinful flesh,” did not die because He fell under the power of “him who had the power of death,” that is the devil” (Heb. 2: 14), because of the following:

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The Human Natures of the First and Second Adams: The First and Second deaths

Friday Morning Manna                       July 26, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                                  

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

The Human Natures of the First and Second Adams: The First and Second deaths

Here we will deal more specifically with the two Adams in the context of their corresponding human natures that the plan of redemption of the whole gospel deals with as the divine antidote for and answer to temptation, fallen sinful human nature, sin and its twin consequence of the first and second deaths.

All these and infinitely more had to be comprehended, played out, and fully resolved “before men and angels,” within the pre-determined time frame, on fallen earth, “in the likeness of sinful flesh” (Rom. 8: 2) that the Creator partook of and forever retains throughout the ages of eternity. These are astonishing aspects of that incomprehensible yet completely non-controversial “great mystery of godliness, that God was manifest in the flesh.” 1 Tim. 3: 16.   

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The Saving Flesh and Blood of the Passover Lamb


Friday Morning Manna 
                                                    July 19, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com


The Saving Flesh and Blood of the Passover Lamb  

Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying . . .Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying . . every man shall take for himself a lamb, a lamb for a household . . . without blemish, a male of the first year.” 

Exodus 12: 1, 2, 3, 5

The Passover feast was instituted on the last night of Israel’s bondage, immediately before the tenth plague was poured out whereupon at midnight all the first-born of the Egyptians, both man and beast were slain by the Lord’s angel of death that passed over the whole land. It was God’s final judgment upon atheistic Egypt headed by the blasphemous pharaoh at that time (probably Amenhotep II). The tenth plague was the last straw, forcing that pharaoh to release God’s people from bondage, setting off the Exodus movement—the type of the Advent Movement of the New Testament.

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The Humanity That Will Forever Share with Divinity the Throne of the Universe

Friday Morning Manna                         July 5, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

The Humanity That Will Forever Share with Divinity the Throne of the Universe

      “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest [most holy of the heavenly sanctuary] by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh.”

Heb. 10: 19, 20, N.K.J.V. 

From Desire of Ages, pp. 23, 24:

     “Nearly two thousand years ago, a voice of mysterious import was heard in heaven, from the throne of God, ‘Lo, I come.’ ‘Sacrifice and offering Thou wouldest not, but a body hast Thou prepared Me.  . . .  Lo, I come (in the volume of the Book it is written of Me,) to do Thy will, O God.’ Heb. 10: 5-7. In these words is announced the fulfillment of the purpose that had been hidden from eternal ages.

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Does Imparted Divine Nature Make Man Divine?

Friday Morning Manna                             June 28, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                                   email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Does Imparted Divine Nature Make Man Divine?

First, while the originator of sin—Lucifer, and the nature of original sin–self-seeking, are revealed, the origin of sin itself or a reasonfor its existence are not, or at least, not yet this side of the resurrection morning while yet in the mortal flesh. Notice the following:

      “It is impossible to explain the origin of sin, or to give a reason for its existence. It is an intruder for whose existence no reason can be given. It is mysterious, unaccountable; to excuse it; is to defend it. Could it be excused, could a cause be shown for its existence, it would cease to be sin. Our only definition of sin is that given in the word of God; it is ‘the transgression of the law [1 John 3: 4].’” – Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, p. 316, 1884.    

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The Four Different Natures Contrasted

Friday Morning Manna                                                     June 21, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

The Four Different Natures Contrasted

In the Bible there are four distinctly separate natures that follow this descending order: divine, angelic, human, and animal. They are never interchangeable, divisible, or evolutionary.

The Divine Nature. The Godhead, comprised of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are alone divine. To them exclusively belongs and emanates from mysterious life—original, unborrowed and underived. Thus, life is the greatest manifestation of God. These “three who are One” (1 John 3: 4) are alone immortal, uncreated, eternal, having no beginning and no end. Without God there is no life and without life there is nothing, not even void, much less a “dark hole.” God in Christ is the great I AM. “I AM that I AM” means not subject to time nor to space, circumstance, or anything. As Jesus declared to the unbelieving Jews: “Verily I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM” not “I was.” (John 8: 58).

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The Fall of Angels and the Fall of Man Contrasted


Friday Morning Manna  
                     June 14, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

The Fall of Angels and the Fall of Man Contrasted

Human nature is made of flesh and blood, not of spirit, as angels with angel nature were. The crowning act of creation, having been made in the image and likeness of the Creator, man in human nature was endowed with a rational mind, an intelligent will, “the governing power in the nature of man.” It is the power to intellectually and spiritually perceive/discern between right from wrong, good from evil and then to act upon that determination as a matter of conviction, voluntarily, willingly, and then through constant practice, spontaneously.

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