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THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT: “Thou shalt not kill.”

June 7 2020

FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:

THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT:  “Thou shalt not kill.” Exo. 20: 13; Deut. 5: 17; Matt. 5: 21,22, KJV.

O if only men would understand the spiritual magnification of this commandment (and the rest of the nine), the nation and mankind would not be suffering all the prejudice, racial hatred and killings hemorrhaging society today!

“Whosoever HATETH his brother is a MURDERER: and you know no murderer has life in him.” 1 John 3:15. “The spirit of hatred and revenge originated with Satan: and it led him to put to death [thru his combined Jewish and Roman agencies] the Son of God. Whoever cherishes MALICE or UNKINDNESS is cherishing the same spirit; and its fruit will be unto death. In the REVENGEFUL THOUGHT the evil deed lies enfolded, as the plant in the seed.” E. G. White, Mount of Blessing, p.89.

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Devotionals

THE ‘BELLY GOD’ & GOD’S DISEASED BODY TEMPLE

May 19, 2020

FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:

THE ‘BELLY GOD’ & GOD’S DISEASED BODY TEMPLE

“For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ [cross of self-denial]: whose end is destruction, whose god is their BELLY, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on EARTHLY things.” Phil 3:18,19,NKJV.

This current global crisis is disease-centered, multiple other crises branching out from it. To cut to the chase and better understand why, instead of vainly waiting for the “experts” who can’t even agree among themselves, turn to the eternal Source of all wisdom. Study for yourselves the following:

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FMM

The Second Adam: The World’s Sin and Guilt Bearer

Friday Morning Manna                                                      

August 2, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                                                                     

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

The Second Adam: The World’s Sin and Guilt Bearer

Jesus Christ, the “second” or “last Adam” (1 Cor. 15: 45-47)  was subject to the first death of all mortals because He had to die, not merely “walk in the valley of the shadow of death,” which He also did, but temporarily came under it as the one-and-only, once-and-for-all atoning sacrifice (Heb. 9: 25-28; 10: 10, 12, 14) that the Father made of His only-begotten Son at the antitypical altar of sacrifice of Calvary.

The “wages of sin is death.” Rom. 6: 23. In His death the second Adam, in His human nature “made in the likeness of sinful flesh,” did not die because He fell under the power of “him who had the power of death,” that is the devil” (Heb. 2: 14), because of the following:

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The Saving Flesh and Blood of the Passover Lamb


Friday Morning Manna 
                                                    July 19, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com


The Saving Flesh and Blood of the Passover Lamb  

Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying . . .Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying . . every man shall take for himself a lamb, a lamb for a household . . . without blemish, a male of the first year.” 

Exodus 12: 1, 2, 3, 5

The Passover feast was instituted on the last night of Israel’s bondage, immediately before the tenth plague was poured out whereupon at midnight all the first-born of the Egyptians, both man and beast were slain by the Lord’s angel of death that passed over the whole land. It was God’s final judgment upon atheistic Egypt headed by the blasphemous pharaoh at that time (probably Amenhotep II). The tenth plague was the last straw, forcing that pharaoh to release God’s people from bondage, setting off the Exodus movement—the type of the Advent Movement of the New Testament.

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Are We Preparing for the Latter Rain?– Part XXXIII
A Temperate People
(last part)

Kathleen Franklin
Photo credit by Flickr/Kathleen Franklin

FRIDAY MORNING MANNA   

 June 6, 2014

Nathaniel Fajardo

Email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Are We Preparing for the Latter Rain?– Part XXXIII

 A Temperate People (last part)

 The Mind a Treasure.  “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2: 5. It is only as we have the mind of Christ can we practice Bible temperance. God in the flesh doesn’t force us into becoming temperate in all things. He appeals to our reasoning powers. When He says, “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed” (Amos 3:3), He bids, “Come now, and let us reason together.” Isaiah 1: 18.

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Are We Preparing for the Latter Rain?– Part XXXII
A Temperate People (continued)

Kathleen Franklin
Photo credit by Flickr/Kathleen Franklin

FRIDAY MORNING MANNA   

May 30, 2014

Nathaniel Fajardo

Email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

Are We Preparing for the Latter Rain?– Part XXXII

A Temperate People (continued)

Apostle Paul wrote: “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now theydo it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.” 1 Corinthians 9: 24-27, N.K.J.V.

Some think temperance has only to do with (a) temperament and temper, as in temper tantrums, etc., or to (b) the Temperance Movements advocating abstinence from alcohol that began in the 1830’s known as the Prohibition Era in the U.S. (See Prohibition Timeline at About.com American History). “The first national Prohibition amendment was proposed by Henry W. Blair of New Hampshire as early as 1876 . . .

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Health Monthly Studies

Study for Month April 2010: The Original Diet (Page 4)

Intemperance and Crime 

“Crime and disease have increased with every succeeding generation. Intemperance in eating and drinking, and the indulgence of baser passions, have benumbed the nobler faculties of man. Reason, instead of being the ruler, has become to be the slave of appetite to an alarming extent. An increasing desire for rich food has been indulged, until it has become the fashion to crowd all the delicacies possible into the stomach. Especially at parties of pleasure is the appetite is indulged with but little restraint. Rich dinners and late suppers are served, consisting of highly seasoned meats, with rich sauces, cakes, pies, ices [ice-cream], tea, coffee, [add to this soda], etc. No wonder that with such a diet people have sallow complexions and suffer untold agonies from dyspepsia (indigestion).

Against every transgression of the laws of life, nature will utter her protest. She [nature] bears abuse as long as she can; but finally the retribution comes, and it falls upon the mental as well as the physical powers. Nor does it end with the transgressor; the effects of his indulgence are seen in his offspring, and thus the evil is passed down from generation to generation.”

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Health Monthly Studies

Study for Month April 2010: The Original Diet (Page 3)

RELATION OF DIET TO HEALTH AND MORALS

I am here reprinting pertinent excerpts from the book Counsels on Health, pp. 107- 131 that clearly show us the direct correlation of diet, not only to physical health but to the morals, thus, to character formation. These brief passages, aside from dozens of others provide a rich and abundant source of clear answers and solutions to the supposedly conundrums that doggedly confront the researchers on the problems of obesity and  addictions and all their attendant complications and consequences. Their problem is attempting to look for answers outside of inspired Word and depending on human wisdom which is not only finite, but when ignoring or despising divine wisdom, is nothing but vanity and foolishness to God. To wit:

 

Only one lease of life is granted us; and the inquiry of everyone should be,

‘How can I invest my powers so that they may yield the greatest profit?

How can I do most for the glory of God and the benefit of my fellow men?

For life is valuable only as it is used for the attainment of these ends.”