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Month: February 2015

Study for the Month of February 2015 The Image of the Beast-Part VI (Page 3)

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 “If in the land of boasted liberty [America] a Protestant government is preparing to sacrifice every principle that enters into  its constitution, making decrees to suppress religious liberty, and for the enforcing of papal falsehoods and delusions, then the people of God need to present their petitions in faith to the Most High. There is every encouragement in the promise of God for those who put their trust in Him.

      “The prospect of being brought into personal danger and distress need not cause despondency, but should quicken the vigor and hope of God’s people, for the time of their peril is the season for God to grant them clearer manifestations of His power.”- Letter 3, 1890, paragraphs 8, 9/LDE 176. 

       “The tyrant is seeking to oppress man’s conscience, which Christ has made free. Persecution will come more definitely and decidedly upon the people of God, because the godly are seeking for uprightness and holiness and the disobedient are in sin. The sin-loving do not choose the way and will of God, and the obedient, in their character and course of action, are a constant rebuke to the sinful When the truth finds access to the heart, it must fight every inch of the way . . . .Then the collision comes. Then comes the warfare, and , if the heart has yielded to Jesus in obeying the commandments of God, there is a jealous contest, error rising up to condemn truth, and truth in its God-given principles setting strongly against error. This is the experience the world over. The only way in which man will be enabled to stand firm in the conflict is to be rooted and grounded in Christ. They must receive the truth as it is in Jesus….Our probation is about ended. Read more

Study for the Month of February 2015 The Image of the Beast-Part VI (Page 2)

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As a matter of review, this particular beast of which an image of it will be formed soon, refers to the papacy as our past studies clearly showed, based on sound Biblical exegesis, the writings of past Protestant scholars, particularly that of the inspired pen of Mrs. Ellen G. White. Once more, the Papacy is not a single pope but a system of the Roman Church and refers more comprehensively to a combination of four things. According to Webster’s Dictionary, Student Edition (1976) it is (all words in parenthesis mine):  

1.    The position or authority of the Pope.

2.   The period during which the pope rules.

3.   The line of or succession of popes. (600 years ago there were three popes concurrently claiming to be the legitimate Holy See, having their own separate enclaves, resulting in violence between all three. This troublous time for the Roman Catholic Church lasted for 40 years, and is euphemistically referred to as “the “Western Schism.” This historical fact alone clearly exposes as false the claim of the papacy of being “one unbroken line of apostolic succession from Peter, the first Pope.” Read more

Study for the Month of February 2015 The Image of the Beast-Part VI

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Study for the Month of February 2015

The Image of the Beast-Part VI

By Nathaniel Fajardo

Whole Gospel Ministries

 email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

References on the Image of or to the Beast-Part II

     This is a continuation from last month’s study, focusing on who, what, where, when, and  how the Image of the Beast is formed. Image is the Greek eikon, meaning “a likeness,” “an image.” In 2 Cor. 4: 4 and Col. 1: 15 Christ is spoken of as the eikon of God. An eikon implies an archetype and in many respects is like its archetype. An image to the first beast would be an organization functioning on much the same principles as that beast’s organization. Among the principles by which the first beast operated was the use of the secular arm to support religious institutions. In imitation the second beast will repudiate its principles of freedom. The church will prevail upon the state to enforce its dogmas. State and church will unite, and the result will be the loss of religious liberty and persecution of dissenting minorities. Compare on Revelation 13: 12; see Great Controversy 443-448.” – Footnote on Revelation 13: 14, An Exhaustive E. G. White Commentary  on Revelation, Vol. 2, p. 872.

And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth…That they should make an image to the beast. Rev. 13: 14.

     “Here is clearly presented a form of government in which the legislative power rests with the people, a striking evidence that the United States is the nation denoted in the prophecy. Read more

Biblical Numerology: NUMBER TWO – Part XXV (DEADLY RESULT OF ATHEISM AND LICENTIOUSNESS COMBINED – Part VI)

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FRIDAY MORNING MANNA

February 27, 2015

Nathaniel Fajardo

Email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Biblical NumerologyNUMBER TWO – Part XXV

DEADLY RESULT OF ATHEISM AND LICENTIOUSNESS COMBINED – Part VI

 

 “And their bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where our Lord was crucified. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.” Rev. 11: 7, 8, 10, K.J.V.

 In The Geat Controversy (1911), “The Bible and the French Revolution,” ch. 15, pp. 269-74, Ellen G. White reviews the historical fulfillment of this prophecy:

“According to the words of the prophet [John], then, a little before the year 1798 some power of satanic origin and character would rise to make war upon the Bible. And in the land where the testimony of God’s two witnesses should thus be silenced, there would be manifest the atheism of the Pharaoh and the licentiousness of Sodom. Read more

Thou Cans’t Make Me Clean

Biblical Numerology: NUMBER TWO – Part XXIV (ATHEISTICAL FRANCE’S WAR AGAINST THE TWO WITNESSES – Part V)

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FRIDAY MORNING MANNA

February 20, 2015

Nathaniel Fajardo

Email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Biblical NumerologyNUMBER TWO – Part XXIV

ATHEISTICAL FRANCE’S WAR AGAINST THE TWO WITNESSES – Part V

      And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendedth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them and kill them. 8   And their bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where our Lord was crucified. Rev. 11: 7, K.J.V.

       “In the year 1793 . . .  the gospel was, by a solemn act of the Legislature and the people abolished in France . The indignities offered to the actual copies of the Bible were unimportant after this; their life is in their doctrines, and the extinction of the doctrines is the extinction of the Bible. By the decree of the French Government, declaring that the nation acknowledged no God, the Old and New Testament wereslain throughout the limits of Republican France. But contumelies to the Sacred Books could not have been wanting, in the general plunder of every place of worship. In Lyons they were dragged at the tail of an ass in a procession through the streets . . . . Read more

Biblical Numerology: NUMBER TWO – Part XXIII (ATHEISTICAL FRANCE’S WAR AGAINST THE TWO WITNESSES – Part IV)

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FRIDAY MORNING MANNA

February 13, 2015

Nathaniel Fajardo

Email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Biblical NumerologyNUMBER TWO – Part XXIII

ATHEISTICAL FRANCE’S WAR AGAINST THE TWO WITNESSES – Part IV

    And I will give power unto My two witnesses, and they shall prophecy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed with sackcloth. Rev. 11: 3, K.J.V.

We are counseled: “Let all who would understand the meaning of these things read the eleventh chapter of Revelation. Read every verse, and learn the things that are yet to take place in the cities.  Read also the scenes portrayed in the eighteenth chapter of the same book.” – E. G. White, Last Day Events, p. 95 (15MR 18, May 10, 1906).

France’s Place in Prophecy. The beast of chapter 13 and 17 had ten horns each. France was: one of the ten toes of the great image shown to Nebuchadnezzar in a dream recorded in Daniel 2; one of the ten parts of the Western Roman Empire; one of the ten horns of the fourth terrible and exceedingly strong beast of Daniel 7: 7; one of the ten horns of the red dragon of Rev. 12: 3. In verse 9 this dragon is identified as “that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan.”  “The dragon is said to be Satan; he it was that moved upon Herod to put the Savior to death. But the chief agent of Satan in making war upon Christ and His people during the first centuries of the Christian Era, was the Roman empire, in which paganism was the prevailing religion. Thus while the dragon, primarily, represents Satan, it is, in a secondary sense, a symbol of pagan Rome.”- Ibid, Great Controversy (1911), p. 438.      Read more

Biblical Numerology: NUMBER TWO – Part XXII (ROME’S HATRED TOWARD THE TWO WITNESSES- Part III)

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FRIDAY MORNING MANNA

February 6, 2015

Nathaniel Fajardo

Email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Biblical NumerologyNUMBER TWO – Part XXII

 ROME’S HATRED TOWARD THE TWO WITNESSES- Part III

 

Errors like straws, upon the surface flow;

he who would search for pearls, must dive below.”- John Dryden

If today’s Christian mainstream only knew half of what and how the Christian Bible has survived and flourished till now, and why it has been the object of calumny and so much mysterious hatred, listen to what Lord Byron said: “The best of prophets of the future is the past.” In short, history will repeat itself. Study and fall in love with your Bible now. The days of liberty to heed its instructions and obey God’s immutable Decalogue according to the dictates of conscience through the Holy Spirit, are numbered.

      “In the sixteenth century the Reformation, presenting an open Bible to the people, had sought admission to all the countries of Europe. Some nations welcomed it with gladness, as a messenger of Heaven. In other lands the papacy succeeded to a great extent in preventing its entrance; and the light of Bible knowledge, with its elevating influences, was almost wholly excluded. In one country, though the light found entrance, it was not comprehended by the darkness. For centuries, truth and error struggled for the mastery. Read more

Parable of the Good Samaritan