The Wonder of the Cross

Posted Dec 04, 2018 by Adrian Ebens in Newsletters Hits: 621
 
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The Wonder of the Cross

Dear Maranatha Media Subscriber,

The end of 2018 is fast approaching and what a year it has been in the forward march of truth as it is in Jesus Christ. On my final journey home from Bangkok this year, I recounted many of the experiences and all the seeds that have been sown in the hearts of men and women around the world. 


A few figures to begin with:
- 126 hours of flying visiting 12 countries 
- 160 plus meetings within those locations.
- many baptisms, our Father knows who they are.
- 100's of people blessed hearing the words - you are my beloved child in whom I am well pleased.
- hundreds of books shared and freely given from cheerful hearts of love.
- many new books written and translated. I don't know the actual figures.  

I give thanks to our Lord Jesus for granting the ability to take this most precious message to different parts of the world. Only 5 and a half years ago, I could hardly get out of bed and felt very ill. My health continues to improve with each year and all I can say is praise God and thank all of you who have prayed, encouraged and supported this work. 

It has been such a blessing to work alongside several of you in an atmosphere of joy, free discussion, openness to learning and prayer and disciplined study of the Scriptures and the Spirit of Prophecy. 

In February this year the presentation called "The Atonement and the Demands of Justice" changed our whole paradigm. In 2017 we began to realise the implications of the Father being just like Jesus. This means He could not be the author of death and thus the penalty for sin could not be what most of us had been taught from Christianity. 

Any advance in understanding comes with great resistance from the flesh both inwardly and from external entities. The strength to continue this forward march is found in the words of Jesus "If you [Phillip] have seen me you have seen the Father." "I have glorified you on earth" and "he that is least in the kingdom is greater than John the Baptist." 

The realisation that death as a consequence for sin is an idea that Satan originated caused many of us to realise that we had been unwittingly worshipping a god of Satan' s invention. I was raised with the notion that God's strange act is to put to death Billions of people in "His righteous anger" and thus enforce His universe with a chilling reminder to any who would question His authority giving a spine of rigid steel to His throne.

"Every sin must meet its punishment, urged Satan; and if God should remit the punishment of sin, He would not be a God of truth and justice." DA 761

"The condemning power of Satan would lead him to institute a theory of justice inconsistent with mercy. He claims to be officiating as the voice and power of God, claims that his decisions are justice, are pure and without fault. Thus he takes his position on the judgment seat and declares that his counsels are infallible. Here his merciless justice comes in, a counterfeit of justice, abhorrent to God." CTr 11.4 

It is true that Satan will be judged for his sinful actions but what is the judgment he will receive?

"Satan will be judged by his own idea of justice. It was his plea that every sin should meet its punishment. If God remitted the punishment, he said, He was not a God of truth or justice. Satan will meet the judgment which he said God should exercise."  12MR 413.1   

If Satan will be judged and condemned by his own idea of justice then who is it that brings this judgment?

Now we come to the pinnacle of thought for this year 

John 5:22  For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

John 8:15  Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

John 8:9  And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

The story of the woman caught in adultery gives to us the picture of the judgment. Men and fallen angels will condemn themselves to death in the light of the true character of God. God will not utter a word of condemnation let alone kill anyone.

"As the Holy One upon the throne slowly turned the leaves of the Ledger, and his eyes rested for a moment upon individuals, his glance seemed to burn into their very souls, and at the same moment every word and action of their lives passed before their minds as clearly as if traced before their vision in letters of fire. Trembling seized them, and their faces turned pale. Their first appearance when around the throne was that of careless indifference. But how changed their appearance now! The feeling of security is gone, and in its place is a nameless terror. A dread is upon every soul lest he shall be found among those who are wanting. Every eye is riveted upon the face of the One upon the throne; and as his solemn, searching eye sweeps over that company, there is a quaking of heart, for they are self-condemned without one word being uttered. In anguish of soul each declares his own guilt, and with terrible vividness sees that by sinning he has thrown away the precious boon of eternal life." PH043 p3 

This realisation that God does not use force to take life reinforced by the comprehension that God's justice never did demand death and this is because He does not judge to condemn but only to save gave to us dimensions on the cross that are breath taking beyond comprehension. 

The sufferings of the Father and the Son in the realisation of their sensitivity and tenderness towards man and their sorrow in the suffering and death of every man, woman and child - born or unborn simply became too bright to grasp. And thus we read: 

All heaven suffered in Christ's agony; but that suffering did not begin or end with His manifestation in humanity. The cross is a revelation to our dull senses of the pain that, from its very inception, sin has brought to the heart of God. Every departure from the right, every deed of cruelty, every failure of humanity to reach His ideal, brings grief to Him. When there came upon Israel the calamities that were the sure result of separation from God,--subjugation by their enemies, cruelty, and death,--it is said that "His soul was grieved for the misery of Israel." "In all their affliction He was afflicted: . . . and He bare them, and carried them all the days of old." Judges 10:16; Isaiah 63:9.  {Ed 263.1} 
     His Spirit "maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." As the "whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together" (Romans 8:26, 22), the heart of the infinite Father is pained in sympathy.Our world is a vast lazar house, a scene of misery that we dare not allow even our thoughts to dwell upon. Did we realize it as it is, the burden would be too terrible. Yet God feels it all. In order to destroy sin and its results He gave His best Beloved, and He has put it in our power, through co-operation with Him, to bring this scene of misery to an end. "This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." Matthew 24:14.  {Ed 263.2}  

This suffering can only begin to be comprehended when we realise that God does not take life. It is the wickedness of the human soul that seeks to hide his murderous nature in the bosom of Christ and worship Him as an avenger of His offended majesty and sovereign will to bring order and holiness to His creation through bloodshed and the violent, torturous death of His detractors. 

As long as man believes that God violently takes human life, his eyes are closed to the realities of the sufferings of Christ through the suffering and agony of His creation. 

To accept this truth also requires a soul to realise that he is incredibly selfish and asleep to the sufferings of Christ (like the ten virgins) in his multi-millennial cross. Dare to think of it! In one day

115,000 babies aborted
3000 people commit suicide
3500 killed in car accidents
10000 died of smoking related diseases
5000 die of alcohol related diseases
137 women killed in their own home by partner or family member.
 This is not to mention all the deaths from war, drugs or the 2 million to 4 million children bound in sex slavery. 

And when we think of the horror that each poor child must experience in the hands of wicked men we are reminded of what Christ feels in relation to those wicked men.

Every sin, every unrighteous action, every transgression of the law of God, tells with a thousandfold more force upon the actor than the sufferer. Every abuse inflicted upon our moral nature in this life is felt not only for time but for eternity. Though God may forgive the sinner, yet eternity will not make up that voluntary loss sustained in this life. {TDG 350.2}

My appeal to you my brother or sister is to keep the cross ever before us. To think of the sufferings of Christ each day awakens us to the reality that our life is not our own - we are bought with a price and OH WHAT A PRICE! The sufferings of Christ each day cry out to us - will you continue to wallow in your sinful selfishness? Will you abuse your family and friends? Will you judge and condemn others for whom Christ has suffered and whom He loves dearly - never once desiring to hurt or kill them. 

Brethren everywhere the voices are being raised - GET READY! the end is here and yet almost none of them know the way to GET READY! Until we know the character of our Father we can't get ready. To use fear as a motivator to get people ready when you don't actually know how to get ready is simply cruel. A word to the wise and a mocker to the fool who says there is no non-violent God.  

My brother, my sister we are on the cusp of a mighty revelation of the love and grace of God - not in thought only but much more, manifested in our flesh. You are personally invited to be part of this most precious message. If this is new to you then you can begin here.

http://fatheroflove.info/book/all

You can also watch the 2018 Day of Atonement Series

You can listen to the latest messages here - Malmesbury 2018

Some of us have been on this journey for a number of years. There are lots of things to learn and put in place. Those who rejected the messages concerning Identity Wars could not step into the messages concerning the Divine Pattern. Thus without the Divine Pattern they cannot unlock the covenant messages and discern the truths of the loving character of our Father and His Son. There is still time to step onto this solid platform. The ark has been built and the furniture is being arranged with Gold and silver and no brass or iron to be found anywhere. 

In 2019 we will measure the temple more carefully and leave out the courtyard for the Gentiles and indeed they shall tread these pearls under foot. Blessed are those who will endure unto the end for the same shall be saved. 

Grace and peace to you 
Adrian Ebens
Maranatha Media 


New Book Projects

1. Cross Road
The events of this year have made it necessary to write a book on the Cross through the lens of true justice and the relational atonement. The true cross of Christ will unveil all the mysteries of Scripture that we have not comprehended and most notably that our Father never desired sacrifice and offering. In this book we seek to cause sacrifice and offering to cease in the hearts of men and women and that they will open the alabaster box with Mary and be justified by faith alone. Please pray for this project as it is critical to the forward advance of present truth.  

2. Escaping the Pentagon of Lies
Escaping from the doctrinal maze established by the prince of darkness to see the true character of our Father is the aim of this project. It will be written in the style of Pilgrims Progress. A bold task that demands the cover of prayer from those who love the truth. This book will bring into tangible story form the path that God's people need to work to the seal of God. 

3. The End of Violence
A small introductory booklet in the crisis of violence on the home front. It will be part of our door to door book work and will introduce the book Agape.  

Please keep these projects in your prayers. 

The 2019 Tour
After the meetings of this year many seeds have been planted and souls are hungry for more next year. It is our desire to serve the people of God as best we can within Him will. Please pray for us as we decide what places we will travel next year from June through October.   
  

Agape Book
Please help us share Agape with family and friends. If you have been blessed by the book Agape and wish to share them with others we can send you copies on a donation basis. We give freely, trusting our Father will give back that we might continue to serve you. It is the greatest joy to share this message with you. 

The Video series that accompanies the book is starting to be released. 7 videos have been released so far.  

Pastors, Bible Workers, Translators, Editors and Canvassers
Maranatha Media is supporting Pastors, Bible workers and others in several countries. Thank you for helping us to help them. Maranatha Media does not employ people. We partner with those who love the message and simply do our best to help them do what God calls them to do in their field of labour.   
Thank you

We say thank you for all our supporters in various parts of the world that help us get the joyous news of the Third's Angel's message out to the world. We ask for your prayers as we continue to advance the light of truth. We are very excited about the things we are learning and pray that you also will be blessed on this journey into a deeper knowledge of the Father and the Son.



Blessings,
Adrian Ebens
Maranatha Media

  

   

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In This Issue:

- The Wonder of the Cross
- New Book Projects
- 2019 Tour
- Agape

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