CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN ABGARUS AND JESUS

- Letter 6 -
Ten weeks later, King Abgarus wrote the sixth letter to the Lord.


 
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bgarus, a small toparch in Edessa, to Jesus the good Saviour, all hail, Who appeared around Jerusalem, a blessing to all people that are of a good heart, and have the right will to arrange their life after His Word. -
 
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Oh Lord, forgive me for my great impertinence, and my already real bold approach toward You. But undoubtedly You know, that good physicians have always stood in the greatest esteem with mankind, because they always possessed a most sure knowledge in the things of nature, because with great appearances in nature anybody gladly turned to them, only to receive from them more or less apathetic information.
 
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How endlessly higher over all nature conversant physicians of the world are You in my eyes, You who are not only the Physician of all things, but You are also at the same time Creator and Lord of all nature from eternity!!! To You alone can I now convey my present strange national-crisis, and implore You out of the deepest depth of my heart to graciously prevent this strange suffering.
 
4
You see, as You most certainly already know, ten days ago we sensed a little earthquake here, which, forever thanks to You, passed by without any particular traces. A couple of days after this earthquake all the water became cloudy, and every person who drank the water got headaches, and consequently became entirely confused!
 
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I immediately published a stern decree, that no one may utilize the water in my entire country, until I decree to make use of it again. In the meantime however, all my citizens should come to me to Edessa, where meanwhile they will be supplied with wine and water, which I have now specifically delivered for that purpose on large ships out of a rather remote Greek island.
 
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I believe, since pure love to my people and the truest pity over the same drove me to this action, not to have done a bad act. For that reason I beg You, oh Lord, in all humility and remorse in my heart, help my folk and me out of this crisis!
 
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For You see, the water does not want to clear itself, and the terrible effect is always the same. Oh Lord, I know that all good and evil powers and authorities are subject to You, and must yield to Your sign; therefore I plead to You, have most gracious pity on me, and because of the poor citizens free me of this plague. May Your divine Holy Will be done! -
 
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When the Lord had read this letter, he was deeply provoked in his inner most, and spoke aloud like a thunder: "Oh Satan, Satan! How long do you still want to try God, your Lord!? What did this poor good little kingdom do to you, you most wicked snake, that you would plaque it so abominably?
 
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On that you once again learn, that I am your Lord, and so it will be that there is an end with your malice in this country from this moment on. Amen.
 
10
Have you not once only engaged in the flesh of mankind, to merely test it, what I allowed you, as with Job!? What are you doing with my earth!? - If you have courage, attack me! However my earth, and the people, who carry me in their hearts, leave in peace until the time, that I will grant you for the very last test of freedom!"
 
 

Following this exclamation, He called a disciple to direct the following words to Abgarus that read therefore:

 
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My beloved son and brother Abgarus! This appalling blow has not your enemy, but alone My enemy played with you. You however, don't know this enemy; I however, know him for a very, very long time.
 
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My enemy is the old invisible ruler of this world, and had until now great power not only on this earth, which is his house, but also in the stars. His power alone will only last a short time, and soon the prince of this world will be defeated. -
 
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You however have to never fear him again, since I have defeated him now for you and your people. Therefore you may now peacefully utilize the water in your country, because it became in this moment purely healthy.
 
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You see, whilst you loved Me, bad things happened to you; however, because your love to Me was more powerful in the oppression, so has your love won over all the power of hell, and you are now for always free from such hellish nativities!
 
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Therefore it will come to pass that the faith is sacrificed to great temptations, and will have to go through fire and water. But the fire of love will suffocate the test-fire of faith, and the water with its all-powerfulness will evaporate.
 
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However, like it has now naturally taken place in your country, so it will some day fare spiritually with many out of My teachings; they will also become very absurd, those that will drink out of the puddles of false prophets.
 
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My Love, My Blessing and My Grace to you, My brother, Abgarus, Amen.