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THE ‘ARMOR’ WE ARE ‘WEARING’ NOW DETERMINES WHAT SIDE OF THE COMING FINAL CONFLICT WE WILL TAKE

FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:

THE ‘ARMOR’ WE ARE ‘WEARING’ NOW DETERMINES WHAT SIDE OF THE COMING FINAL CONFLICT WE WILL TAKE

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. [How?]. Put on the WHOLE armor of God, that ye may be ABLE to stand against the WILES of the devil. For we wrestle NOT against flesh and blood, but AGAINST principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this WORLD, against SPIRITUAL wickedness in high places. (Continue to verses 13-18). Now this:

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THE SONSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST

August 30, 2020

FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:

THE SONSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST

“For to which of the angels did He [the Father] ever say: You are My Son, today I have begotten You? [Ps. 2:7]. And again: I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son?” .

Heb.1:4,5, NKJV

“You are My Son. Angels are never called sons of God INDIVIDUALLY, though they appear to be so called COLLECTIVELY. (Job 2:1). Nor are they begotten of God but CREATED [‘as ministering spirits,’ Heb. 1:7]. But not so Christ. He is God in His own right, not a created being [but God Creator Himself]. Apostle Paul speaks of God’s—-“Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David ACCORDING TO THE FLESH: and declared to be the Son of God WITH POWER, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” Rom. 1:3,4, KJV.  In his speech in Antioch Paul said:

“We declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers [the godly Patriarchs of ancient Israel], God hath FULFILLED  the same unto US their children, in that He hath raised up Jesus again: as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee.” Acts 13:32,33.”

“These Scriptures declare that the Son ‘WAS MADE’ of the seed of David ACCORDING TO THE FLESH,’—that is, ‘declared to be THE SON OF GOD with power.’ (Rom. 1:4). The reading is not that Christ BECAME the Son of God, or was MADE the Son of God, but declared TO BE the Son of God. He that was Son BECAME flesh [in the incarnation]. John 1:14. Jesus did not become GOD, for He was ALREADY God. He was simply declared TO BE the Son of God.”  Andreasen, The Book of Hebrews, pp. 64, 65.

There is a vital distinction and reason why Jesus is addressed as both “the Son of God,” and the “Son of man.” The former refers to His divinity as Deity; the latter refers to the flesh-and-blood human nature that He incarnated into four thousand years after the fall of Adam (and Eve) in Eden. O what an unparalleled sacrifice of condescension—-the Creator taking on the fallen nature of His creature!  Ponder upon these things.”
Bless all, NMF. 

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THE THREE PHASES OF CHRIST’S WORK OF ATONEMENT ON EARTH SUMMARIZED

August 24, 2020

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THE THREE PHASES OF CHRIST’S WORK OF ATONEMENT ON EARTH SUMMARIZED

Jesus said: “I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh when no man can work.”

John 9: 4, Authorized Version.

From His prophesied baptism to His crucifixion, Jesus, the Creator incarnate into human flesh and blood nature, accomplished His appointed work and mission on earth within the specified time of three and a half years according to the 70-week prophecy of Daniel 9 24-27. His work of atonement, at-one-meant, in three phases, is summed up below:

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CHRIST, THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE FATHER’S GLORY

August 3, 2020

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CHRIST, THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE FATHER’S GLORY

“Who being the brightness of His [the Father’s] glory.”

Heb. 1:3, A.V. (See verses 1-3).

“The third verse presents Christ as ‘being the brightness of His glory.’ The participle ‘being,’ is an expression of eternal, timeless existence, and has the same sense as ‘was’ in John 1:1. ‘In the beginning WAS the Word.’ The Word is Christ. (Verse 14).

“He did not come into existence in the beginning. In the beginning He WAS.  When He came to this world He  BECAME flesh. He has not been previously flesh.”

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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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I LONG FOR THAT ‘BETTER COUNTRY,’ HOW ABOUT YOU?

May 31, 2020

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I LONG FOR THAT ‘BETTER COUNTRY,’ HOW ABOUT YOU?

“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off [by faith] were assured of them, embraced them, and confessed that they were STRANGERS AND PILGRIMS on the earth. For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a HOMELAND. And truly if they had called to mind that COUNTRY from which they had COME OUT, they would have had opportunity to return. But now they desire a BETTER, that is, A HEAVENLY COUNTRY. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called THEIR GOD, for He has prepared a city for them.” Heb. 11: 13-16, NKJV.

In John 14:1-3 Jesus promised His faithful disciples that He would prepare mansions for them. “A fear of making the future inheritance SEEM TOO MATERIAL has led many to SPIRITUALIZE AWAY the very truths which lead us to look upon it as our HOME.”

“Christ assured His disciples that He went to prepare mansions for them in the Father’s house [the “third heavens” itself]. Those who accept the teachings of God’s Word will not be wholly ignorant concerning the heavenly abode. Human language is inadequate to describe the REWARD OF THE RIGHTEOUS. It will be known ONLY to those who behold it. No finite mind can comprehend the glory of the Paradise of God.”

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CONTEMPLATE ON THE MYSTERY OF GODLINESS, NOT THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY

May 1, 2020

FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:

CONTEMPLATE ON THE MYSTERY OF GODLINESS, NOT THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” 1 Tim. 3:16, KJV.

As the great controversy on earth grows worse, as prophesied, there is one glorious truth that transcends all the truths in the Bible and is beyond any and all controversies that Satan’s diabolical mind can invent. What is it? “Without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh” in the incarnation!

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THE SECRET OF UNANSWERED PRAYER

April 20, 2020

FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:

THE SECRET OF UNANSWERED PRAYER

“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matt. 26:41, KJV.

Yes, you read it right. As there is a secret and a divine science to answered prayer, there is also a secret for the exact opposite!

But who in the world of praying Christians would ever want to know this “secret” at all? It is so counterintuitive you may say.  But of course.