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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

How the ‘Little Horn’ Uprooted the 3 Arian ‘Horns’

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER SEVEN – Part 27

How the ‘Little Horn’ Uprooted the 3 Arian ‘Horns’

    I was considering the horns [the 10 horns in verse 7], and there was another little horn, a little one, coming up among them before whom three for the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this [little] horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.” Daniel 7: 8, N.K.J.V. Read more

Is our religion the religion of man? or of Christ and the Bible?

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Is our religion the religion of man? or of Christ and the Bible?

   

     “God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man that He should repent; hath He said, and shall not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall He not make it good?” Numbers 23: 19.

To anyone first reading this column and wonders who and what are paramount and supreme in all its articles and reports, look no further. First, it is God the Father in Christ Jesus as revealed in the wonders of creation but especially in the Bible through enlightenment of the Holy Spirit upon the mind of the searcher, and, the plan of redemption of the gospel. So before we return to the topic of the series, consider the following from the inspired pen of Ellen G. White, based on the Bible which more than adequately articulates the foregoing:   Read more

True Happiness According to the Scriptures

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True Happiness According to the Scriptures

    Happy is the man who finds, and the man who gains understanding . . . . her ways are the ways of pleasantness, and all her ways are peace . . . .and happy are all who retain her(see Proverbs 3: 13-18, NKJV.)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! But how do we make this really happen? Is there fail-proof formula? By what metric do we measure this specific happiness’ index? In what meaningful sense will 2018 really be new? How did we start it beginning New Year’s Eve, i.e., by sunset of January 31 of the 1017?

Was it “peaceful and quiet with family members,” as the pleasant pharmacy tech at Loma Linda Community Pharmacy told me yesterday or like the world celebrates with a super-boosted adrenaline trip from a sugar high and other popular boosters through to past midnight, winding up with a nasty headache and a downer “rainy days and Mondays” feeling —into the very first day of the New Year?  “A journey of a thousand miles [or a year] begins with the first step.” Read more

Thyatira: Only One of the Seven Containing Recognition of Improvement

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER SEVEN – Part 20
 
 Thyatira:  Only One of the Seven Containing Recognition of Improvement

I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works: and the last to be more than the first. Rev.2: 19, K.J.V.

“As applied to Christian history, the message[s] to Thyatira [Rev. 2: 18-29] is particularly appropriate to experience of the church during the Dark Ages,” 538-1798 A.D. “The Dark Ages proved to be a time of surpassing difficulty for those who truly loved and served God” [as it will be in the closing, rapid final events of earth’s probation just ahead of our final generation], “and the Thyatira period may well be called the Age of Adversity. Because of persecution the flame of truth flickered and nearly went out” [had not God shortened the Dark Ages with the rise of the Protestant Reformation led by Martin Luther in Germany about a quarter of century before 1798. Matt. 24: 21, 22. Read more

Additional Lessons from the Feeding of the Five Thousand

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER FIVE Part VI

 Additional Lessons from the Feeding of the Five Thousand

(Messages for Holy Week Celebrants)

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances.

Strong men believe in cause and effect.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON, Conduct of Life

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Most, if not all Catholics as well as other mainstream Christians will abstain from eating meat, but not fish, today, Good Friday of the Lenten Season.  If you still eat fish at this time of earth’s polluted history, check on the internet “Top 12 Contaminated Fish You Shouldn’t Be Eating.”www.manukafeed.com./contaminated-fish/?utm_source=yahoo8utm-campaign=yahoo-fish-us&utm-medium=cpc&utm_content=fishl. (Note: there are cookies on this site)

The Bible clearly distinguishes unclean and clean animals for eating purposes, including fish; the clean have fins and scales. All other sea and fresh water creatures are unclean, that is, according to the Creator’s love and wisdom, not man’s reasoning. See Leviticus 11: 1-47, etc. This divine classification was not only given to and for the Israelites but in the time of Noah!  See Gen. 6: 6: 17-22; 7: 1-24. Read more

God’s Love is for ‘Every Nation, Kindred, Tongue, and People’ for All Time, not Just on Valentine’s Day

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER FOUR & FORTY– Part IX

 God’s Love is for ‘Every Nation, Kindred, Tongue, and People’ for All Time, not Just on Valentine’s Day

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

 

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject of ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.

– Samuel Johnson, famous English lexicographer

Apostle Paul’s famous love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13 concludes on the 13th verse: And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these three is love ”—not faith nor hope! This love, certainly never eros, not even the nobler philos, is alone tightly bundled with Biblicalfaith, which always “works by love” (Gal. 5: 6,)  “the hand that appropriates Christ’s merits and remedies for sin” (DA 175), and that hope  grounded in God’s word and promises (Rom. 15: 4; Titus 1: 2, etc.). This belongs to those who possess it by living experience, not mere talk. Read more

The ThIrd Person of the Godhead

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER THREE- Part XLX

 The ThIrd Person of the Godhead

 

One of the deadliest deceptions of the last days designed to “deceive, if possible, the elect” (Matt. 24: 24) is that the Holy Spirit is merely a divine “power,” “breath,” or “essence,” not a Person as much as the Father and Christ are distinct persons making up the heavenly Council of the Godhead. I avoid using the word “Trinity” as it has caused or has been made to be an unwarranted cause for false accusations of worshipping a “triune god.”  The Authorized Version uses “Godhead,” meaning, “that which is divine,” not angelic much less human. And only the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are divine. Notice the three instances the Godhead is mentioned in the Bible: Read more

The Holy Spirit: do we really know Him? – Part VI

Photo Credit by Flickr/Hayden Petrie

Photo Credit by Flickr/Hayden Petrie

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August 22, 2014

Nathaniel Fajardo

Email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

The Holy Spirit: do we really know Him? – Part VI

 HOW TO RETAIN THE HOLY SPIRIT

 John 3: 1-21. If from a genuine conversion one has satisfied the conditions Christ specified to Nicodemus on how to enter the kingdom of God—by watery death-by-immersion-baptism (Rom. 6: 3-6; Matt. 3: 13-17), and receiving the Holy Spirit, experiencing Him as the Bible describes His role, various manifestations, and work in the plan of salvation, as Christ’s Successor—how do we retain His fullness so that He can continuously bear in us His nine fruits (Gal. 5: 22, 23) to maturation on the difficult way and narrow gate that results in character perfection (Matt 7: 13, 14; 5: 48)?

 First, the Holy Spirit is the only Godhead-appointed Imparter of the divine nature to all who, by child-like faith receive Jesus Christ as their Substitute and surety, Read more