Maranatha Media Newsletter Feb 2016
Maranatha Media Passover 2016

We would like to extend an invitation to all those who are able to join us for a Passover Camp Meeting.

Start Date: Thurday Evening April 21
End Date: Sabbath Evening April 30.

Location: 206 Reid Rd, Widgee QLD 4570. 30 Minutes west of Gympie

We have facilities for Camping and Caravans. There is a shower and toilet amenities block and also cooking facilities.

Speakers: Adrian Ebens, Craig Jacobson, Eddie Perez, Gavin Devlin, Colin Nicolson, Craig Jones, Trevor Russell, Jeff Wilson.

Please contact Eddie Perez to register for the camp meeting.
Mobile: 0410424852

We look forward to fellowshipping together through spiritual presentations, Bible study groups, group activities and fun activities for the family. We will be having a family outing together at Rainbow beach during the week. We plan to have a baptism on the final Sabbath. We will share communion on Friday evening the 22nd of April.

We are finalising the camp schedule at present and will send this to all those who register for the meetings.

We wish to gather to remember the wonderful sacrifice of our Father in giving His only begotten Son for us. We wish to express gratitute to God for causing the destroyer to passover us through the blood of Christ. We wish to give praise to our Father for His grace through Christ to take sin out of our lives through the Holy Spirit.

We pray above all things that this time together will facilitiate the process of taking the leaven of sin out of our lives through the Spirit of Christ. We are confident that our Lord Jesus as Lord of the Sabbath sends to us special refreshment in the Spirit as His appointed times. This gathering is preperation for when we shall gather before our heavenly Father and Lord Jesus from one new moon to another and from one Sabbath to another. Even though Satan has thought to change the sacred festivals and the law we are thankful that our Father in His mercy has revealed to His people the Sabbath more fully through His special appointments.

We know that when God sent Moses into Egypt to begin their emancipation they began to keep the weekly Sabbath. In order for them to leave Egypt they requested Pharaoh that they might keep a feast unto the Lord. That feast was the memorial of when God gave His everlasting covenant to Abraham.
A Sabbath keeper is one who believes that God blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. What is the blessing that comes to us during the Sabbath hours? Rest. Ex 31:15. Who provides this rest? Jesus Christ. Matt 11:28. The principle of the Sabbath is a special season of communion between God and His Children through Christ. The Sabbath is the sign, monument, mark, miracle or token that God sanctifies us. There are streams of healing power that come to God's people during the Sabbath when they accept the gift of the Only Begotten Son.

 To us as to Israel the Sabbath is given "for a perpetual covenant." To those who reverence His holy day the Sabbath is a sign that God recognizes them as His chosen people. It is a pledge that He will fulfill to them His covenant. Every soul who accepts the sign of God's government places himself under the divine, everlasting covenant. He fastens himself to the golden chain of obedience, every link of which is a promise.  {6T 350.2} 

When we come to God during the Sabbath hours by faith then we come directly into the everlasting covenant. The Sabbath is the gateway through which every command of God becomes a promise to us rather than a threat against us. The one who was cursed on the tree for us transforms our minds to experience our Father's commandments as promises of His Spirit.

If the Sabbath is the miracle, token or sign of the everlasting covenant and there is a special gift of the rest of Christ during that time period then is it possible that this gift could occur in every place that the Bible makes a reference to the Sabbath. if God's people come to God during the 7 days of unleavened bread would it be possible to receive a feast of the spirit in a special way? If we come to God at the end of 7 weeks would there be a promise to taste of the pentecostal Spirit of Christ? If we come to him after counting 7 months and taste of the Sabbaths of Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles could it be that we would receive more of the miracle, sign or token of the Spirit of Christ? 

If this is the case then would Satan be urgent to change the timing of the sacred festivals and the Law. Dan 7:25? Would he want to get Adventists to celebrate his eight day feast from Christmas to New Years day rather than receive the rest promised during the eight days of Tabernacles? Is it possible that the weekly Sabbath is the starting point of a complete fountain system of the Sabbath all based around the number 7?

I invite you to consider that possibility in these presentations:

Just consider this.

1. 7 days each week
2. 7 days of unleavened bread
3. 7 weeks + 1 day till pentecost
4. 7 months till the three falls feasts that all have the Shabbaton blessing
5. 7 years for the land Sabbath
6. 7x7 years + 1 year for the jubilee
7. 7 thousand years for the millennium

Is it God or Satan that convinces Adventists today to think that when God says a feast of the Spirit that it actually means a famine of bondage?  Are you afraid to come more deeply into the miracle of the everlasting covenant and stand under the blood stained banner of Emmanuel because men decide to call God's Sabbaths bondage?

Come out of Egypt and partake in the feast of the Lord. Do not let Pharaoh keep you a slave to false thinking. If you call the Sabbath a delight as indicated in Isa 58 then you will see that all of the Sabbaths of Scripture are a delight and could only be sorrow for those who are at war with the commandments of our Father. The Law is spiritual and the words of Christ are spirit and life. The Sabbath is spirit and life and where ever our Father places His Standard with the name Sabbath on it, in that very place there is an oasis in the desert of men's opinion. 

"I saw that God had children who do not see and keep the Sabbath. They have not rejected the light upon it. And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully. This enraged the churches and nominal Adventists, as they could not refute the Sabbath truth. And at this time God's chosen all saw clearly that we had the truth, and they came out and endured the persecution with us. Early Writings Page 33.

Brethren, I have tasted of the heavenly Canaan in the delight of our Father's Sabbath. Break free of every yoke that causes you to believe that our God enslaved the Israelites in order to set the Christians free. Will you become enraged when the Sabbath is now proclaimed more fully? Will you expend your energies to refute the Sabbath fountain of our Father? Who is on the Lord's side? Come under the miracle token banner of our Father's Sabbath and receive the fullness of His sealing Spirit.

Presentations on the Statutes and Judgments
What About the Feasts - Gary Hullquist
Holy History - John Vandenburgh

Current Itinerary for Pr Adrian Ebens in 2016
Whyalla and Adelaide Feb 6,7 2016. We look forward to meeting with John Penman and friends in Whyalla. On Sunday we hope to have a meeting in Adelaide.
Passover in Widgee QLD, Australia. April 21-30: Details above.
Weekend meetings in Nürnberg, Germany July 9,10
Bible Training Program Perleberg, Germany July 25 - Sep 11. Perleberg is 2 hours north of Berlin. Please contact Jutta for details by visiting
Camp Meeting in Southern France. Sep 14 - 18. These meetings are organised by Marc and Elisabeth Fury. See their website for details.
Meetings in Zrenjanin, Serbia Sep 22-26.
Contact Boris Subotin for details. Visit
Meetings in Romania Oct 5-9. Please Contact Dejan Andov for details.

These plans will adjust as required so please stay tuned for updates. We ask for the prayers of the brethren to help us as we undertake 2016 to share the joy of the gospel of Christ with all we meet.
Other News
We are pleased to announce our new website for South Africa. Special thanks to Hein and Charl de Wit for overseeing Please contact Hein through the website for resources and materials from Maranatha Media.

New Publications
Calvary in Egypt. See the loving charater of God and His Son revealed in the plagues of Egypt. See the Cross of Christ in greater depth than you have seen it before and undertand how God could say - I gave Egypt for your ransom. Isa 43:3. [German]

My Beloved in Russian
. Special thanks to Pavel and Alex for organising this book in Russian.

My Beloved in German. Special thanks to Jutta, Susanna and Franziska for producing this book in the printed and audio format

Identity Wars Audio book in German. Special thanks to the Schnabellehner family for producing this. We pray it will be a blessing to many people.

Lessons from History on Church Organisation
. This important document traces the history of Jones and Waggoner and their falling away from truth partly through a spiritualised understanding of the church. Please study this document carefully to avoid repeating the errors these men made on the subject of organisation.

Showing Respect for Colossians 2:16,17: A textual review and analysis of the key Pauline passage addressing feasts, new moons, and Sabbath days. One of the most hotly debated texts in the Christian world, it is claimed Exhibit A for prohibiting the gatherings of God’s people as found in the book of the law. But was the apostle who observed the appointed times himself also condemning them as a only legalistic bondage? Was Paul saying the Seventh day Sabbath is no longer relevant to Christians? Modern commentaries have ignored critical aspects of Paul’s internal consistency. Showing Respect, however, does just that.

Die Frage des Lebens - Der Segenskanal: The German edition of Life Matters has now been printed. Please contact Jutta at for your copy.

Le modèle divin de la vie: Divine Pattern of Life has now been printed in French. Please contact Marc and Elisabeth Fury at for a copy.

We have a number of new publications coming out in Bulgarian in the coming weeks. We also plan to have a website for Bulgaria. Please pray for this opporuntity and for our translators in Bulgaria.

Thank you!
Thank you to all those who support us with your prayers and gifts. We wish you all our Father's blessings in the name of the Lord Jesus. I pray that our Father will send with this newsletter a blessing upon your family and loved ones and that Christ will be sweeter to you each day. I pray that we all will stand together on the Sea of Glass and sing the song of Moses and the Lamb.

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  A Priest Forever - Adrian Ebens

The Self-Same Day - passover and the Counsel of Peace - Adrian Ebens

Prioritising Victories - Lorelle Ebens

Amazed at Calvary in Egypt - Sonya Glasbergen

The Fragementation of Philadelphia - Adrian Ebens

The Egyptian Ransom - Adrian Ebens

Articles on the Covenants

Lessons from the Reformation
- John Penman

The Destroyer - Dejan Andov

Heartfelt Response to Ten Plagues Preach the Cross - Tina Simon

God's Strange Act - Adrian Ebens

Gospel Anchor Series - Connecting the Sanctuary. the Daily and the Covenants

Identity Wars 2006 - Adrian Ebens

Identity Wars 2001 - The Original

Divine Pattern Collection

Various Series on the Everlasting Gospel

Brisbane Bible Study Training Series


Food for thought

The world has been committed to Christ, and through Him has come every blessing from God to the fallen race. He was the Redeemer before as after His incarnation. As soon as there was sin, there was a Saviour. He has given light and life to all, and according to the measure of light given, each is to be judged. And He who has given the light, He who has followed the soul with tenderest entreaty, seeking to win it from sin to holiness, is in one its advocate and judge. From the opening of the great controversy in heaven, Satan has maintained his cause through deception; and Christ has been working to unveil his schemes and to break his power. It is He who has encountered the deceiver, and who through all the ages has been seeking to wrest the captives from his grasp, who will pass judgment upon every soul.  {DA 210.2}

The instant man accepted the temptations of Satan, and did the very things God had said he should not do, Christ, the Son of God, stood between the living and the dead, saying, "Let the punishment fall on Me. I will stand in man's place. He shall have another chance."  As soon as there was sin, there was a Saviour. Christ knew that He would have to suffer, yet He became man's substitute. As soon as Adam sinned, the Son of God presented Himself as surety for the human race, with just as much power to avert the doom pronounced upon the guilty as when He died upon the cross of Calvary.  Although gloom and darkness hung, like the pall of death, over the future, yet in the promise of the Redeemer, the Star of hope lighted up the dark future. The gospel was first preached to Adam by Christ. Adam and Eve felt sincere sorrow and repentance for their guilt. They believed the precious promise of God, and were saved from utter ruin. {FLB 75.4} 

As soon as there was sin, there was a Saviour. Christ knew that He would have to suffer, yet He became man's substitute. As soon as Adam sinned, the Son of God presented Himself as surety for the human race, with just as much power to avert the doom pronounced upon the guilty as when He died upon the cross of Calvary (RH, March 12, 1901).

Adam and Eve at their creation had knowledge of the original law of God. It was imprinted upon their hearts, and they were acquainted with the claims of law upon them. When they transgressed the law of God, and fell from their state of happy innocence, and became sinners, the future of the fallen race was not relieved by a single ray of hope. God pitied them, and Christ devised the plan for their salvation by Himself bearing the guilt. When the curse was pronounced upon the earth and upon man, in connection with the curse was a promise that through Christ there was hope and pardon for the transgression of God's law. Although gloom and darkness hung, like the pall of death, over the future, yet in the promise of the Redeemer, the Star of hope lighted up the dark future. The gospel was first preached to Adam by Christ. Adam and Eve felt sincere sorrow and repentance for their guilt. They believed the precious promise of God, and were saved from utter ruin (RH April 29, 1875).

The controversy between the Prince of life and the prince of darkness has been long and fierce. Those who place themselves under Satan's banner, who refuse, as did the Jews, to yield allegiance to God or to obey His laws, can never be members of the heavenly family. They would make war against the law of Jehovah, calling it, as did Satan, a yoke of bondage.  {RH, March 12, 1901}

     As soon as there was sin, there was a Saviour. Christ knew what He would have to suffer, yet He became man's substitute. As soon as Adam sinned, the Son of God presented himself as surety for the human race, with just as much power to avert the doom pronounced upon the guilty as when He died upon the cross of Calvary.  {RH, March 12, 1901 par. 4}

Before the Father He pleaded in the sinner's behalf, while the host of heaven awaited the result with an intensity of interest that words cannot express. Long continued was that mysterious communing--"the counsel of peace" (Zechariah 6:13) for the fallen sons of men. The plan of salvation had been laid before the creation of the earth; for Christ is "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" (Revelation 13:8); yet it was a struggle, even with the King of the universe, to yield up His Son to die for the guilty race. PP 63
Christ is the center of the great plan of redemption, a plan which is a unit, and covers all dispensations. He is the "Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." He is the Redeemer of the fallen sons and daughters of Adam in all the ages of human probation. "Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved."  The gospel was preached to Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses, and was to them good news; for their faith embraced a coming Saviour. A more clear and glorious light now shines upon the Christian world; for that which was faith to the patriarchs and prophets who lived before Christ, is assurance to us, as we see that Christ has come just in the manner that inspired men of old had foretold that he would come. It is just as essential that we have faith in a Redeemer who has come and died our sacrifice, as it was for the holy men of old to believe in a Redeemer to come, whom they represented by their typical sacrifices, but no more so.  {BEcho, January 1, 1887 par. 6,7}

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16