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THE FUNCTION OF GRACE IN THE LAW THAT GOVERNS HIS KINGDOM

July 16, 2020

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THE FUNCTION OF GRACE IN THE LAW THAT GOVERNS HIS KINGDOM

“Receive, I pray thee, the Law of His mouth, and lay up His words in thine heart.”

Job 22:22, A.V.

“Everything in nature, from the mote in the sunbeam, to the worlds in high, is under law. And upon obedience to these laws the order and harmony the natural world depend.

“So there are great principles of righteousness to control the life of INTELLIGENT beings, upon CONFORMITY to these principles the WELL-BEING of the universe depends.

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THE CHRISTIAN’S PILGRIM, NOT PRINCELY LIFE ON EARTH

July 2 2020

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THE CHRISTIAN’S PILGRIM, NOT PRINCELY LIFE ON EARTH

“Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through MUCH TRIBULATION enter into the kingdom of God.” Acts 14:22, KJV.

Like his Master and Savior’s life on earth: “The Christian’s life is a strangely mingled scene of sorrows and joys, disappointments and hopes, fears and confidence. There will be much dissatisfaction with self, as he views his own heart so deeply stirred, surged with passion that seems to bear all before it, and then follows remorse and sorrow and repentance, followed by peace and deep hidden joys, because he knows, as his faith grasps the promises that are revealed in God’s Word, that he has the FORGiVING LOVE OF A LONGSUFFERING SAVIOR. And that Savior, he seeks to bring INTO his life, WEAVE into his character.

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THE PERFECT LAW OF A PERFECT GOD vs THE IMPERFECT LAWS OF IMPERFECT MAN

June 25, 2020

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THE PERFECT LAW OF A PERFECT GOD vs THE IMPERFECT LAWS OF IMPERFECT MAN


“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul.” Psalms.19:7, KJV.


“The laws which God have His ancient people were wiser, better, and more humane than those of the most civilized nations of the earth. The laws of nations bear the marks of infirmities and passions of the unrenewed [unconverted] heart]; but God’s law bears the stamp of the divine.

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THE TENTH COMMANDMENT. “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, wife, manservant, maidservant, ox, ass nor ANYTHING that is thy neighbor’s.”

June 15, 2020

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THE TENTH COMMANDMENT. “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, wife, manservant, maidservant, ox, ass nor ANYTHING that is thy neighbor’s.” Exo. 20: 17.

God is also called Palmoni, “the divine Numberer” and is a God of order who “numbers the numberless stars of the heavens” and the number of hairs on our heads. Number Ten in the Bible stands for ‘completion,’ hence there are only Ten Commandments that cover our “whole duty to God and to our fellowmen.

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The Battle for the ‘Present Truth’

Friday Morning Manna
June 5, 2020

Nathaniel Fajardo

email:natfajardo777@yahoo.com

The Battle for the ‘Present Truth’

“Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in present truth.” 2 Peter 1: 12 (see verses 1-11), Authorized Version

Jesus Christ, God Creator in the flesh (John 1: 14; 1 Tim. 3: 16) declared, “I am the way, the truth and the life,” John 14: 6. “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, If you continue (abide) in My Word, you are My disciples indeed, and you shall know truth, and the truth shall set you free.” John 8: 31, 32.

In the plan of salvation the “good news” of the gospel is that Creator of man, condescended in the incarnation to become the Savior of mankind, fallen by sin and hopeless captives of Satan, by delivering, “setting them free” by His life example as a man, “tempted in all points as man is tempted yet without sin,” and by His death on the cross as their substitute and surety from, not in, the power and bondage to sin which is “the transgression of the law (1 John 3: 4). Hence the specific name given Him at His birth, “Thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.” Matt. 1: 21. Notice here that while Jesus died for the sins of the world, He saves His people from their sins! That is the truth.

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God is Speaking. Do You Know Recognize His ‘Voice’?

Friday Morning Manna                             

May 1, 2020

Nathaniel Fajardo                                    

email: natfajardo777@yahoo.com

God is Speaking. Do You Know Recognize His ‘Voice’?

    Jesus said: “My sheep know My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10: 27.

And He continues:“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father who has given them [His lamb and sheep], is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hands. I and My Father are one.” verses 28, 29.

In these short verses alone, God in Christ, through the Holy Spirit in the written and spoken Word, is speaking volumes of present, testing truth to two classes of people in this moment of earth-time in the vicinity of the prophesied startling closing events leading to the end of earth’s six-thousand-year probation. Jesus was born four thousand years after the fall. We are now “living and moving and have our being” (Acts 17: 28) in the year 2020.

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NATURE STILL SPEAKS FOR GOD TO MAN

April 29, 2020

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NATURE STILL SPEAKS FOR GOD TO MAN

God, who at various times and different ways is still speaking to us, thank God.  He speaks “in a still small voice.” When we pretend to be deaf, He speaks to us and to the churches in “trumpet tones,” as in “the midnight cry” and the “loud cry” of the third angel’s message.

He has been speaking to us through nature but we have not been looking and listening, distracted by so many things, especially this covid-19 pandemic.

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WHAT ABOUT THE ANGELS?

March 31 2020

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WHAT ABOUT THE ANGELS? 

The people who make up the “three angels” of Revelation 14 are often as forgetful as the people of the world. In moments like the sudden strike of the COVID-19 assassin, they panic, forgetting that the angels under the High and Holy One who inhabits eternity are commissioned to save the godly, not when in safe Heaven but on extremely-dangerous, calamitous Earth.

In the same manner that Peter took his eyes off from looking at Jesus, enabling him to do the impossible of literally walking on water, that same moment he began to drown. Psalms 34: 4-10 should be read again by God’s people at this very time. Remember that like the Holy Spirit, these angel spirit-beings have pure and undefiled feelings that are far superior and sensitive than that of sinners like us. Do nothing to grieve them away. The evil angels are constantly poised to attack us. We can ill afford to be sport to these evil spirits, and yet how often we expose ourselves and vulnerabilities to these demonic opportunists.