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Second Half of the Seven Thunders: the Moral Fall of the Churches

Friday Morning Manna                  November 23, 2018

Nathaniel Fajardo                       Email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Second Half of the Seven Thunders: the Moral Fall of the Churches

This Thanksgiving, let’s thank God for religious liberty and helping us better understand what the “seven thunders” were–a delineation of clustered events and time prophecies that would be understood only after the events had accomplished their appointed work. These are: Read more

Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018 Message

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Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018 Message

How would you say if your relatives and friends celebrated your birthday with you in your home by doting on everyone else except you, and doing everything else that had little or nothing to do with the significance of your birth? “Unbelievable.” And you are right.

But the majority of the Christmas revelers have been doing just that where the groundwork for our eternal salvation from sin by the Creator eternally becoming a man of the same flesh and blood nature subject to all temptations man is beset with—the mysterious incarnation, not through Mary’s alleged “Immaculate conception”— but by the plan of redemption, is concerned. Read more

Can Five Loaves Feed More than Five Thousand Hungry Men?

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER FIVE Part V

Can Five Loaves Feed More than Five Thousand Hungry Men

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Men works on the plan of addition, God, on the plan of multiplication.

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Quoted from Desire of Ages, Ellen G. White, “Give Ye Them to Eat,” chapter XXXIX, pp. 364-371, based on Matt. 14: 13-21; Mark 6: 32-44; Luke 9: 10-17; John 6: 1-13: —

     “Christ had retired to a secluded place with His disciples, but this rare season of peaceful quietude was soon broken. The disciples thought they had retired where they would not be disturbed; but as soon as the multitude missed the divine Teacher, they inquired, ‘Where is He?’ . . . .The Passover was at hand, and, from far and near, bands of pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem gathered to see Jesus. Additions were made to their number, until there were assembled five thousand men besides women and children . .   Read more

Foolish Virgins Know the Truth but Destitute of the Holy Spirit

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 Biblical Numerology: NUMBER FIVE Part V

Foolish Virgins Know the Truth but Destitute of the Holy Spirit

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

A man without knowledge, and I have read,

May well be compared to one that is dead.

THOMAS INGELEND, The Disobedient Child

From Christ’s Object Lessons by Ellen G. White, pp. 405, 406, 408, 409, 411, 412, 413, 414, based on Christ’s Parable of the Ten Virgins, Matthew 25: 1-14:

As Christ with His disciples is seated upon the Mount Olives, the sun had set behind the mountains, and the heavens were curtained with the shades of evening . . .  In many parts of the East, then and even now, wedding festivities are held in the evening. . . . In the scene upon which Christ and His disciples are gazing at, with the young evening as a  beautiful backdrop, they see a company awaiting the appearance of a bridal party, intending to join the procession. Read more

Why Choose to be a Foolish, not a Wise Virgin? – Part 3

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER FIVE Part III

Why Choose to be a Foolish, not a Wise Virgin? – Part 3

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

A man is too apt to forget that in this world

he cannot have everything. A choice is all that is left him.

H. Matthews, Diary of an Invalid

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     Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight, says the Lord.  Jeremiah 9: 23, 24, N.K.J.V.

    “This is the most precious reproof and encouragement, the most important lesson for every soul that is trying to serve God Read more

Five are Foolish, Five Wise of the Ten Virgins – Part 2

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER FIVE Part II

Five are Foolish, Five Wise of the Ten Virgins – Part 2

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

And he is oft the wisest man,

Who is not wise at all.

William Wordsworth, The Oak and the Broom

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       Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.  And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.  And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet himSee Matthew 25: 1-13.  

   “Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; Read more

Five are Foolish, Five Wise of the Ten Virgins

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER FIVE Part I

 Five are Foolish, Five Wise of the Ten Virgins

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Some are wise, and some are otherwise.

-Old Proverb, Anon

 

Being a spiritual “virgin” does not automatically guarantee predestinated irreversibility that one somehow is rendered incapable of yielding to temptation and is above   foolishness all because of two stark realities: Satan is yet to launch his final campaign in desperate confederacy with all his agencies of evil spirits and wicked men against the faithful of the remnant church, we are still making choices, and, as free moral agents, are capable of changing our minds and altering our previous and present covenants and even firm convictions. This is at the Read more