CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN ABGARUS AND JESUS

- Letter 7 -
Seventh and last letter of the King Abgarus to the Lord Jesus, whom he wrote nine weeks after the response of the sixth answer to the Lord, and which arrived five days before the Lords entry into Jerusalem.


 
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bgarus, a small toparch in Edessa, to Jesus, the good Saviour, all hail, Who appeared in the surrounding of Jerusalem, the Salvation to all mankind, the Lord and anointed King from eternity, the God of all creation, of all men and all gods, the good as well as the evil!
 
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Oh my God, oh You exclusive Fulfiller of my heart and fullest embodiment of all of my thoughts! I already know for sure out of Your first most gracious letter to me that all things must happen with You after Your own inconceivable advice, which presently the Semitic Jews in Jerusalem intend to do with You.
 
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I can also almost certainly darkly imagine, that all that must probably be so. But oh Lord, You will certainly yet better realize than I, a weak person who is observing it from my human side, that my to You now over all loving heart resist against this. The chain of events will show in the course of this my letter, that I have but full reason to report such to You, oh Lord.
 
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See, I as a Roman vassal, a close relative of Tiberius, who is emperor in Rome, also have in Jerusalem my loyal Roman observers, who have especially a sharp eye on the there extremely haughty priesthood. My observers exactly reported to me, what these proud, insolent priests and Pharisees intend to do with You.
 
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They want not only after their method, to stone or burn You; no, that is not enough for them, but they rather want to make an example on You of the most inhumane cruelty as a warning to others! - Listen, oh Lord! These beasts in human form want to hang and fasten You with sharp nails on the cross, and let You hang on them so long, until You slowly die at the pole of disgrace, because of the most excruciating pain, and they want to carry out this masterpiece of human malice in this soon coming Passover celebration!
 
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Lord may it be, as it will; but it has outraged me right into my innermost! Therefore, I know these purely sensual and tyrannical beasts do not quite want to kill You, because You give yourself out as their promised Messiah before the people. Oh that would worry this priestly mob of Hyenas less; for I know it only too well that they believe themselves neither in a God, even much less in You, and they care very little about blasphemy among themselves.
 
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But they have itself an entirely different plan! See, because of their secret conspiracies these beasts know that they are observed by Rome with all Argus-eyes. And the very keen-sighted Pilate has already in the previous year, as was planned, accurately seen through such a high-priestly attempted uprising, and has, as you well know, seized in the Outer Court five hundred poor, and also wealthy, mostly unfortunately Galileans, and had them at once beheaded, through which means he certainly drew the enmity of Herod against himself, because it has mostly affected his subjects.
 
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This example had a strong effect on the shattered minds of the Templar. In order to patch this nuisance up, they have now singled You out, and want to accuse You as a state-rebel before Pontus as the chief enemy of last years uprising, so that in this way they wash themselves clean before the Roman court, and turn Rome's nuisance Argus-eyes from themselves, in order to easily forge once again more plans of high treason, however what in no case will succeed with them. You see it also without this my letter, and endlessly better that they, to a hair, are found out in Rome.
 
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If You, oh Lord, want a service of me, Your most ardent friend and adorer, I forward at once speedy messengers to Rome and to Pontus, and I stand with You, that these beasts at the same time will fall into the same pit, that they have prepared for You!
 
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Now I know You, oh Lord, too well, and also know You well enough that You do not require any men's advise, almost certainly will You do, what pleases You best. I as a human being however, have looked upon this as my first duties, to loyally inform You of this matter, how it is up to a hair and in no other way, linked with my most devoted thanks for Your grace, which You have shown to me and my people!
 
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Oh Lord! Let me know, what I should do for You here. - Your Holy Will be done, always!
 
 

Very short answer from the Lord.

 
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Hear, My beloved son and brother Abgarus, everything is exactly as you have correctly informed Me of. But in spite of all, this must take place with Me, because otherwise no man could ever reach eternal life - this great secret what you possibly cannot realize now, you will soon comprehend.
 
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Therefore, your most friendly offered steps for My justification, let it be for now; for it would be fruitless, where the Fathers eternal power rules, Who is in Me, and I went out of Him as a men.
 
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Consequently do not be frightened of My Cross, on which I will be fastened, for you see, especially this Cross is going to be the future cornerstone for all time to Gods Kingdom, and at the same time will become the gate into the same!
 
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I however will only be dead, in the way of the flesh, for three days; on the third day however, I will then be resurrected from the dead in Jerusalem as an eternal Overcomer of death and hell and My almighty judgment will come upon all the culprits of evil!
 
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For those however, who are after My heart, I will then open wide the gates of heaven before their eyes.
 
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In a few days though, when you see the sun darken during the day, then think that I, your greatest friend and brother, died at the Cross! - However, do not be frightened about that. Because for all this must take place, and yet not one hair will become crooked on Me.
 
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However, the moment I shall be raised from the dead, you will receive a sign, on which you will at once recognize My resurrection.
 
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My Love, Grace, My Blessing be with you, My dear brother Abgarus. Amen.