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Meanderings through the Mysteries of Life, Time and Death

Friday Morning Manna                                       March 15, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                                                                

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Meanderings through the Mysteries of Life, Time and Death

Quotable Quote

The value of time is beyond computation. . . . The human family have scarcely begun to live when they begin to die.

– E. G. White, Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 342.

Neither science nor philosophy can explain the mystery of life. For it is “through faith that we understand that the worlds were framed by the wordof God, so that things which are seen are not made of things which are visible.” Hebrews 1: 2; 11: 3.

Life is associated with light. The life of God is the life of man. The beloved disciple wrote concerning Christ, saying, ‘In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.” John 1: 4. If we have no light from the Sun of Righteousness [Malachi 4:2] we have no life in Him. . . . Humanity has in itself no light. Apart from Christ, we are like an unkindled taper, like the moon when her face is turned away from the sun; we have not a single ray of brightness to shed into the darkness of the world. But when we turn toward the Sun of Righteousness, when we come in touch with Christ, the whole soul is aglow with the brightness of His divine presence [through the indwelling and infilling of the Holy Spirit].”– Ibid, Sons & Daughters, p. 281.

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Religion Mixed with Politics Brings War, Never Peace


FRIDAY MORNING MANNA
                                      March 8, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                                                             email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Religion Mixed with Politics Brings War, Never Peace

Quotable Quote

We all know starting a war is in the hands of humans, where it will lead us only God knows.

– Imran Khan, prime minister of India

(See “India, Pakistan Down Each Other’s Jets as Kashmir Conflict Heats Up.” Reuters, 2-27-19)

 I still recall the gentler yearswhen I was young, whiffing the fragrant talcum, “Cashmere Bouquet” when my dear sisters powdered it on. It was so irresistible I used it too when they weren’t around. From the gentle Cashmere Bouquet to the bloody Kashmir Conflict. That says it all on how things have changed from bad to worse. I think you get it.

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Exploring Dimensions of the Mysteries of Godliness and Iniquity Under the Blowing of the Seventh Trumpet

Friday Morning Manna                                                         March 12019

Nathaniel Fajardo                                                                            

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Exploring Dimensions of the Mysteries of Godliness and Iniquity Under the Blowing of the Seventh Trumpet

God through Moses, declared, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which arerevealed belong to us and to our children forever.” Deut. 29: 29, N.K.J.V.

In the context of “the finishing of the mystery of God” during the present blowing of the seventh trumpet (Rev. 10:7), the two “belongs” in the Scripture verse above presents additional  significance on top of what appears on its surface: both mean the same thing but apply to two entirely different entities, occupying two different realms on two different times and situations.

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From the Seventh Trumpet to the Last Trumpet

Friday Morning Manna                   February 22, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                                        email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

From the Seventh Trumpet to the Last Trumpet

     “The second woe is past. Behold the third woe cometh quickly.” Revelation 11: 14.

“Behold, I come quickly.” Revelation 22: 12.

Clarifications need to be made quickly regarding quickly as used in the above verses. Some make the same application of the first with Christ’s last recorded promise, “Behold, I come quickly,” suggesting that the former means a longer lapse of time rather than commencing immediately. John penned these words, they say, in A.D. 70, and today, two thousand years after, Christ has not yet come. That is not quite quick, or so it seems.

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The ‘Woe’ Side of the Seventh Trumpet

Friday Morning Manna                  February 15, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                           email: natfajardo7777@yahoo.com

Quotable Quote

“The Word is a power, a sword, in the hands of the human agent, but the Holy Spirit, in its vital power, is the efficiency to impress the mind.”

 E.G. White, Sons & Daughters, p. 30.

The ‘Woe’ Side of the Seventh Trumpet

If you have been lackadaisically lumbering along on the treadmill of prophetic mediocrity, self-assured, Laodicean-like, that you are already settled and nestled in a safe space, just awaiting the amazing that will happen when Christ returns “any minute now,” please be warned: Though appearing to be a good read from many a religious literature, and easy listening sounds emanating from many pulpits in Christendom, this, in fact, is anything but the sure thing.  

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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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Signs of the Times. . . Have Changed: ‘Guns and God: Growing Number of Churches Want Armed Security’

Signs of the Times. . . Have Changed: ‘Guns and God: Growing Number of Churches Want Armed Security’

     “The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.” Psalms 34: 7, K.J.V.   

Beginning after Pentecost, A.D. 1, the church (in contrast to the world), founded upon Christ as the Rock and Foundation by the first Twelve, undergoes its prophesied periods. It is now in its seventh and final remnant period, symbolized as the “Laodicean church,” spiritually lukewarm yet militant.” See on Revelation chapters 2 and 3.

All throughout its different yet successive periods, particularly now in its commandment-keeping, remnant stage, the faithful of each period who kept the flame of truth burning, well-understood and faithfully applied apostle Paul’s injunction, which says:

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Do We Really Know the Prophets/Prophecies that We Need to Know?

Friday Morning Manna                           January 25, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                                    email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Do We Really Know the Prophets/Prophecies that We Need to Know?

         Knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1: 20, 21, N.K.J.V.

Verse 19 of these scriptures says: “We also have the prophetic word made more sure, which you do well to take heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the Morning Star rises in your hearts.” 

How is the prophetic word made more sure? If we pay heed to—not just to any prophecies often introduced with curiosity-arousing “new” interpretations that ignore the “precept upon precept, line upon lite, here a little, there a little” test of Isaiah 28: 9,10, 13, but to thosemade more sure, i.e.,  secured and vetted by the sheer preponderance and weight of the combined, exhaustive, harmonious continuum of the corroborating prophetic testimonies of God’s Old and New Testament prophets/messengers.  All their prophecies and messages were, in fact,testimonies pointing to the Prophet to come, the Messiah, “the Holy One and the Just.” to come, Jesus Christ the Righteous. 

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How is the ‘House of Jacob is Replenished from the East’?

Friday Morning Manna            January 18, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                      email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

How is the ‘House of Jacob is Replenished from the East’? 

“Therefore Thou hast forsaken Thy people, the house of Jacob because they are replenished from the east [‘filled with Eastern ways, N.K.J.V.].” Isaiah 2:6, K.J.V.

“Prophets are subject to prophets” and “no prophecy is of any private interpretation.” (1 Cor. 14: 32; 2 Pet. 1: 20). Thus, following in the line of prophets and their thread of prophecy, E. G. White explains in today’s language what John expressed in prophetic language: “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.” Rev. 16: 13, 14. What are these?

The Three-fold Union of Romanism, Apostate Protestantism and Spiritualism—not Islam

Here’s the early stage of the final threefold union of religion of Revelation 16: “By the decree enforcing the institution of the Papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation [the United States] will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. WhenProtestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp the hands of Spiritualism, when under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous workings of Satan and that the end is near!” – E. G. White,Maranatha, p. 190.

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What Happened to the Movement Linking the Exodus and Advent Movements?

Friday Morning Manna                 January 11, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                         email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

What Happened to the Movement Linking the Exodus and Advent Movements?

 “Thus says the Lord: Keep My justice, and do righteousness, for My salvation is about to come, and My righteousness to be revealed. Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold on it; who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.” Isiah 56: 1, 2, N.K.J.V.

We saw that the Protestant Reformation Movement was the connecting link between the Exodus in the Old and the Advent Movement in the New Testament.  God commanded the gospel prophet, Isaiah, to declare then and more specifically in in its antitypical application: “Cry aloud, spare not; lift up your voice like a trumpet. Tell My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.”

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