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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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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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Mysteries Revealed, Mysteries Concealed: To Whom and Why?

Friday Morning Manna March 29, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Mysteries Revealed, Mysteries Concealed: To Whom and Why?

See Luke 8: 4-15. After giving the parable of the Sower to “a great multitude coming from every city,” His first twelve disciples later asked Jesus, “What does this parable mean?”

Note quickly this unfortunate unchanging disparity: all heard the same message from the same Speaker at the same place and time but as the parable verily illustrated, only a very few true disciples inquired further. The great majority of that great multitude, comprising the three of the four kinds of soil illustrated in the parable, did not. Christ’s reply echoed what the gospel prophet declared centuries earlier. It clearly shows that the mysteries of the gospel are declared by the prophets to all, to whom they are revealed even while the same will remain concealed to others and why.

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Ecumenical Movement Entering its Penultimate Stage

FRIDAY MORNING MANNA                                  February 8, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                                     email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Ecumenical Movement Entering its Penultimate Stage

     “Jews, Evangelicals reach out to Sunni Gulf Arab leaders.” This was the headline of a news story simultaneously appearing and similarly titled in at least 32 news outlets on Tuesday this week. The editorial boards/staffs of these news outlets unitedly perceived its newsworthy nature– from whatever angle, agenda, and editorial policies each had that determined its value.  Should we be interested too? And how much?

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The Truth Regarding Peace: War is not a Necessity  

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER SEVEN

The Truth Regarding Peace: War is not a Necessity  

QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

“The greatest threat to American democracy isn’t Communism, jihadism, or any external force or foreign power. It’s our willingness to tolerate dishonesty in service, or party, and in pursuit of power.”

– Michael Bloomberg, former NYC mayor, commencement address, Rice University

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No truly converted Christians will not tolerate dishonesty; neither will they make any compromises with the truth for “the sake” of some “good reason,” as in the perverted concept that has been applied to great lengths of abomination: “The end justifies the means.” Both means and end are Biblically indefensible and stands condemned at God’s judgment bar. Read more

Blind Spot: Why seeing is not always believing

FRIDAY MORNING MANNA                        May  4, 2018

Nathaniel Fajardo                          email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Biblical Numerology: NUMBER SEVEN – Part ___

Blind Spot: Why seeing is not always believing

Because it pleases us, we believe what we want to believe—even if the preponderance of acceptable evidence and the testimony of credible witness prove otherwise. While unbelief is the obvious symptom, the unconverted heart is the not-too-obvious but real problem. To make matters worse, we misdiagnose the symptom as the cause and try to “cure” it only to be met with temporary relief, if at all, and the same if not a worse situation prevails. Thus untreated, it eventually reaches a deadly “point of no remedy.” Read more

Neutrality is neither here nor there or anywhere near the truth as it is in Jesus

FRIDAY MORNING MANNA                 April 27, 2018             

Nathaniel Fajardo                          email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Biblical Numerology: NUMBER SEVEN

Neutrality is neither here nor there or anywhere near the truth as it is in Jesus

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

“Our standing before God depends, not upon the amount of light we have received,

 but upon the use we make  of what we have.

– Ellen G. White, The Desire of Ages, p. 239.

The Gold Mine of God’s Word: “We have seen only the glimmering of divine glory and of the infinitude of knowledge of wisdom; we have, as it were, been working on the surface of the mine, when rich, golden ore is beneath the surface, to reward the one who will dig for it.”- E.G. White, My Life Today (Devotional), p. 108.

How deep have you dug into the gold mine of God’s Word—this far into your life, this late in earth’s history and Read more