Marana tha means Come Lord Jesus!
God’s purpose, His vision and dream, in creating man and the earth, was to have a family of His own like Him, in His image, to fellowship with, bless, and dwell with; to whom He gave their own home where they would have authority and dominion and operate like Him in delegated authority and power. To empower us to do this, the first words He spoke to man were THE BLESSING. Man was not to toil but to steward creation by love as it responded to his words and works that matched those of Almighty God. Marana tha Ministries, Inc. is working to help bring about God’s dream and free people out of the slavery of sin and death, the world system introduced by Adam’s giving his dominion authority to the devil and shutting God out of the world He had made, to the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, the Kingdom system that He has given us in His Son through His Everlasting Covenant of Love. For God made a family to be all His own, no one missing, no one broken and no one alone; so that one day to Heaven this earth joined will be, together, with our Father, for all eternity. And the good news is, born from on high as a new creation in Christ we can begin living in the Kingdom system even now on earth, being in the world but not of the world.
We know that the Lord Jesus is with us and in us now, dwelling by His Spirit in believers, those who have welcomed Him into their lives as their Lord, and that God will never leave us or forsake us. We are now temples of the Holy Spirit and have access through the one Spirit to the throne room of the Father. But we also know that after the Lord Jesus won us the victory over sin and Satan by His death and resurrection, He left our earth and ascended into Heaven to take His seat at the right hand of the Father where He ever lives to intercede for us, and where the Father has also seated us with Him in the spirit realm! While still on earth, before His death and resurrection, however, Jesus promised to physically return with a shout on the clouds of heaven with power and glory to gather His elect from the four winds and to join Heaven with earth. According to His promise, we await new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
Before He can return, Jesus told His disciples that the Gospel of the Kingdom must be preached throughout the world as a witness to all nations and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14. This was the original mandate He gave when He gave the word to incorporate Marana tha Ministries, Inc.
God longs to return and dwell with us and His desire is that all people be saved and come to know the truth. He is waiting on us to fulfill the great commission so He can return to fulfill all His promises. The mission of Marana tha Ministries, Inc., we who long for His coming, is to do all we can to hasten the coming of the day of the Lord by sending out the Good News of the Kingdom to all nations by song, art, teaching, preaching and outreach. We do not want to see anyone absent from the Wedding Feast of the Lamb!
The specific charitable, religious and educational purpose and mission of Marana tha Ministries, Inc. is to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom to all the nations and peoples of the world through various means and programs, including but not limited to, (1) the conducting of Bible studies, television programs, conferences, and workshops; (2) the composition, recording, performance, and distribution of songs, music, Biblical plays, art, dance, teaching materials and other forms of media and art, including our website and social media; and (3) the conducting of outreach to the poor, lost, broken and/or alone through various means including but not limited to programs such as our apartment for the homeless, gathering places, monthly meetings, prison ministry, and places of refuge.
We are incorporated as a Hawaii nonprofit corporation registered with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and we are a 501(c)(3) organization recognized by the IRS to which donations, tithes and offerings are fully tax deductible.