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LET HIM WHO THINKS HE IS ALREADY ETERNALLY SAVED TAKE HEED LEST HE BE SELF-DECEIVED

October 12, 2020

FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:

LET HIM WHO THINKS HE IS ALREADY ETERNALLY SAVED TAKE HEED LEST HE BE SELF-DECEIVED

“Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” 1 Cor. 10:12, KJV.

Peter, one of the Twelve disciples had to learn a lesson that we all need to learn even more today “in these perilous times of the last days.” What was it?

See Matt. 26: 31-35, 58, 69-75. Now this: “Peter’s fall was not instantaneous, but gradual. Self confidence led him to the belief that he was SAVED, and step after step was taken in the downward path, until he could DENY his Master.

“Never can we safely put confidence in self or feel, this side of heaven, that we are secure against TEMPTATlON. Those who accept the Savior, however sincere their conversion, should NEVER be taught to say or to feel that they are saved. THIS IS MISLEADING. Everyone should be taught to cherish HOPE and FAITH, but even when we give ourselves to Christ and know that He accepts us, we are NOT BEYOND THE REACH OF TEMPTATION. Only ‘he who endures the trial will receive the crown of life.’

“Those who accept Christ, and in their FIRST CONFIDENCE say, ‘I am saved,’ are in danger of trusting to themselves. We are admonished [1 Cor. 10:12 quoted]. Our only safety is constant DISTRUST of self, and  dependence on Christ…..

“We are never to rest in a satisfied condition, AND CEASE TO MAKE ADVANCEMENT [in the divine-human joint work of moral character perfection], saying, ‘I am [already] saved.’ When this idea is entertained, the MOTIVES for watchfulness, for prayer, for earnest endeavor  to press onward to higher [spiritual] attainments, CEASE TO EXIST.

“No sanctified tongue will be found uttering these words, [‘I am already saved’] till Christ shall come, and we ‘enter in through the gates unto the city of God.’ Then, with UTMOST PROPRIETY, we may give glory to God and to the Lamb for ETERNAL DELIVERANCE.” – (From E. G. White, Maranatha, p. 236).

May all learn this lesson before it is too late! God bless all, NMF 

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DAILY BATTLES, DAILY VICTORIES

September 29, 2020

FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:

DAILY BATTLES, DAILY VICTORIES

“Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

1 Cor. 15:57.

“Victories are not gained by ceremonies or display, but by simple obedience to the highest General, the Lord God of heaven. He who trusts [and obeys] this Leader [the ‘great I Am,’ ‘the Lord of hosts,’ ‘the mighty God and Prince of peace,’ ‘the Lion of the tribe of Judah,’ ‘the King of kings and Lord of lords’] will never know defeat!

Here’s the thing. “The largest share of the annoyances of life, it’s DAILY corroding cares, it’s heartaches, it’s irritations, is a result of TEMPER uncontrolled. [intemperance, the opposite of temperance, one of the ‘fruits of the Spirit’].

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PERSON: THE VERY INMOST NATURE

August 5, 2020

FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:

PERSON:  THE VERY INMOST NATURE

“Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person.”

Heb. 1:3, A.V.

“The Greek Word ‘hupostasis,’ translated to English ‘person’ is the same word rendered ‘substance’ in Heb. 11:1 [‘Faith is the substance of things hoped for’]; whereas in 1 Cor. 11:17 and Heb. 3:14 it is translated ‘confidence.’”

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THE MANY “OTHER GODS” OF THIS WORLD

May 17, 2020

FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:
THE MANY “OTHER GODS” OF THIS WORLD

“Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” Many do not realize that they are actually worshiping “other gods.” The work of the Holy Spirit is to change our carnal minds and hearts, which “are at enmity towards the law” into a new heart and a new mind having a new spirit in order to seek after, grasp, understand and love the wisdom of God, truth and righteousness.

Satan, in disguise, promised the mother of mankind that in disobedience she would “become like gods.” She yielded to this self-pleasing, self-exalting temptation by Lucifer, himself fallen to become Satan through his pride and exaltation, and fell.

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WE DESPERATELY NEED GENUINE GRACE IN THIS COVID-19 MOMENTOUS MOMENT

May 3, 2020
FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:

WE DESPERATELY NEED GENUINE GRACE IN THIS COVID-19 MOMENTOUS MOMENT

Good first working day morning of this week! Time to roll-up the sleeves of our mind. Check its spiritual oil dipstick first and see to makes sure you have enough oil of the Holy Spirit before starting its engines! Failure to do this has wrecked too many “brand new” Christian “character” cars. It lacks the “lubricating” power and properties of the Holy Spirit!

Let’s prayerfully and humbly turn to Jesus, the light, life, peace, wisdom and healer of our souls as He reveals Himself in the Written Word and ask Him what GRACE IS FOR.

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How God Chose Gideon’s Elite Force of Three Hundred Men

Friday Morning Manna                

April 3, 2020

Nathaniel Fajardo                        

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How God Chose Gideon’s Elite Force of Three Hundred Men

   “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me.” Ezekiel 3: 17, vs 18-21; cf. 33: 1-20.

The gospel-prophet said: “His watchmen are blind, they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yes, they are greedy dogs which never have enough. And they are shepherds who cannot understand; they all look to their own way, everyone for his own gain, from his own territory.” Isa. 56: 10, 11, NKJV.

The counterfeit watchmen are the unfaithful, cowering, self-serving religious shepherds of the flock “who cannot understand,” spiritual guardians of the people, pastors, ministers who are not proclaiming God’s warning messages today. God further describes them as “dumb dogs that cannot bark,” “lazy and greedy dogs which never have enough.” If ever!

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Unchain Your Heart from Worry and Fear

Friday Morning Manna         

March 27, 2020

Nathaniel Fajardo              

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Unchain Your Heart from Worry and Fear

    “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind” (1 Tim. 1: 7).

People are Afraid’: Sen. Kamala Harris on What the Government Should Do About the Coronavirus & Life in one of the Epicenters.”: Sean Neuman, People, March 23, 2020.

Dear fellow Bible-believing Christians. Be honest. Are you worried and fearful because of this mysterious sudden emergence as if from nowhere (the blame-game is on) of this novel (new) corona virus that rapidly evolved into a global pandemic overnight, as it were like no other known previous to it—catching all flat-footed, instantly revealing how proud and self-confident finite mortals are and yet how shamefully and clumsily unprepared they are to deal with the bigger and greater catastrophes, calamities and conflicts that will be played out in the biggest stage and theater of the world.

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Does Imparted Divine Nature Make Man Divine?

Friday Morning Manna                             June 28, 2019

Nathaniel Fajardo                                   email: [email protected]

Does Imparted Divine Nature Make Man Divine?

First, while the originator of sin—Lucifer, and the nature of original sin–self-seeking, are revealed, the origin of sin itself or a reasonfor its existence are not, or at least, not yet this side of the resurrection morning while yet in the mortal flesh. Notice the following:

      “It is impossible to explain the origin of sin, or to give a reason for its existence. It is an intruder for whose existence no reason can be given. It is mysterious, unaccountable; to excuse it; is to defend it. Could it be excused, could a cause be shown for its existence, it would cease to be sin. Our only definition of sin is that given in the word of God; it is ‘the transgression of the law [1 John 3: 4].’” – Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 4, p. 316, 1884.    

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