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The Only Real Celestial Star-Spangled Movement

FRIDAY MORNING MANNA               December 14, 2018 

Nathaniel Fajardo                       Email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

The Only Real Celestial Star-Spangled Movement

I looked when he opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Rev. 6: 12, 13, N.K.J.V.

In the prophesied final coming storm, relentless in its fury, we have the full assurance that the Advent Movement will continue withstanding the closest scrutiny of Scriptures undertaken by any truth-loving, diligent Bible student. It has already achieved this as well as the test of time. Whether they are aware not, this has been attested to by a cross-section of religious, secular, and scientific authorities. Thus will it withstand the most desperate and concerted efforts by last day scoffers, naysayers and enemies of the testing truths of the three angels’ messages.    

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The Fourth of the Seven Trumpets: What the ‘smiting of the third part of the sun, moon, and stars’ mean

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The Fourth of the Seven Trumpets: What the ‘smiting of the third part of the sun, moon, and stars’ mean

     And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.” Revelation 8: 12, K.J.V.

      “The sun, moon, and stars have been interpreted to represent the great luminaries of the Western Roman government—its emperors, senators, and consuls. With the extinction of Western Rome in A.D. 476, the last of the emperors ceased to reign. Later its senate and consulship came to an end.” Elucidating on the seven trumpets, specifically the fourth, Uriah Smith, in his book Daniel and the Revelation, quotes at least three historians–Gibbon, Keith, and Elliott, whose individual works share the same interpretation of the trumpets. We read: Read more

The Acts of Apostleship Continues Until the Work is Done

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER SEVEN – Part 23

The Acts of Apostleship Continues Until the Work is Done

    Ye are are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men; forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart. 2 Corinthians  3: 2, 3, K.J.V.

Great Controversy by Ellen G. White, (1911 ed.), pp.  54-56:

     “In the sixth century the papacy became firmly established. Its seat of power was fixed in the imperial city, and the bishop of Rome was declared to be the head over the entire church. Paganism had given place to the papacy [the great apostasy of the church in the union of church and state]. The dragon [pagan Rome] had given to the beast ‘his power, and his seat, and great authority.’ Rev. 13: 2.  And now began the 1260 years of papal oppression foretold in the prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation Dan. 7: 25; Rev. 13: 5-7. CHRISTIANS were forced to choose either to yield their integrity and accept the papal ceremonies and worship, or to wear away their lives in dungeons or suffer death by the rack, the fagot, or the headsman’s axe. Read more

The Mysteries of the Seven Churches, Stars, and Golden Candlesticks

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 Biblical Numerology: NUMBER SEVEN – Part 9 
The Mysteries of the Seven Churches, Stars, and Golden Candlesticks
 
    Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this. The mystery of the seven starts which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lamp stands (candlesticks, KJV). The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lamp stands which you saw are the seven churches. Revelation 1: 19, 20 N.K.J.V.
 
By nature, whether in the prelapsarian (see Eve’s curiosity for the forbidden mysterious tree and its fruit) but definitely much more in the postlapsarian nature, human beings are magnetized and even mesmerized by things and occurrences that appear strange and sound mystical. “It’s magic,” as they say. As kids we loved to be regaled with fairy tales and spooky stories whether folklore, embellished local yarns or imported ones like Cinderella, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, etc. We never seemed to outgrow it, sad to say. Technology advances has rendered old spiritualistic ideas and mediums even more hypnotically alluring, as in a fatal attraction, because they are ridiculously lucrative as well.  

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The Necessity of Studying Context and Association

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER SEVEN – Part 5

The Necessity of Studying Context and Association

      Whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom will He make to understand the message? Those just weaned from the milk? Those just drawn from the breasts? For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little. Isaiah 28: 9, 10, 13, N.K.J.V.

 

Samuel Johnson said:  “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.” – Bosswell’s Life of Johnson.

Like most aged 67 and over—take it or leave it—we’re already descending the twilight side of the hill we were ascending its sunny side….like only yesterday.

Everyday our youthful energy has been dissipating—normal to mortals. But one thing I am grateful to God for is the desire to understand the present, testing truths of the Bible for these last days remains undiminished, particularly the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation, testing them with the rules principle given above by the gospel prophet, and sharing them with as many who are interested.    Read more