Tuesday, March 29, 2016

                                          By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
     Spring is a wonderful time of the year. It speaks of New Life springing forth! The old giving place to the new. It speaks of resurrection and that is why Easter is such a marvellous time for the Church!
   The Church must always be SPRINGING into action with fasting and prayer to reach many  more people for Christ, while the doors are still open.
  As conditions across the world deteriortate spiritually, militarily, economically and domestically, the CHURCH will get squeezed to aquiese on matters of morality and Christian conduct, principles and doctrines. 
   We must stand firm and strong in the face of persecution. And by God's power march ahead to total victory, even against all odds!
 In a Sept. 18, 2012 piece titled, 'A Nation Without an Anchor'Wes Moore writing about the USA stated: "Today we damn the Ten Commandments of Moses, and applaud the Five Pillars of Islam. We teach astrology to our fifth graders, but ban prayer. We ridicule faithful marriage, but idolize men sleeping with men. We devalue hard work and enterprize, and exalt the free ride.  So, what's the underlying cause of all this? Why does the moral compasss spin so widely? Why do we have to fight for things we once took for granted, and why are we all so full of fear? Because our nation has left its anchor. We're like a boat once tied down to shore, but now floats aimlessly for open water. We've been set free to go wherever the raging waters see fit.  What is the anchor we have lost? The Bible!"
   Human nature has not changed, people haven't changed and the Word of God has not changed! Human nature is still corrupt and human beings across the board are still at enmity against God and continue to follow their own corrupted, perverted and selfish will and agenda!
    The Bible speaks to man's depraved condition: "For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." (Jer. 2: 13)
     There is hope, however, the Ever Living One whose name is HOLY, reaches out to sinful earthlings like us all. Here is His proposition: "If My people, which are called by My name, shall HUMBLE themselves, and PRAY, and SEEK My face and TURN from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will FORGIVE their sin, and will HEAL their land." (2 Chron.7:14)
     Again, He calls out to lost, sick and suffering mankind: "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." (Is.1: 18)
    You may ask, "What has the God of the Old Testament to do with Jesus Christ?" In short, the answer is "everything", because Jesus of Nazareth was God the Son from Eternity who was incarnated (God in human flesh) and born of the virgin Mary, so that He could meet the demands of divine Justice in paying for the sins of Adam and the human race.
   God's Word states: "To wit (that is) that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation." (2 Cor. 5: 19)
   When did this occur? As Jesus the Son was DYING on the Cross, being judged by His Father on our behalf, the Holy Spirit was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself. The great transaction occurred as God's Paschal Lamb suffered the pangs of death, hell and the grave as our Substitute. (Heb.2: 9-10)
   As God's Paschal Lamb, Jesus became a Sin Offering for all mankind, past, present and future. As Israel's paschal lamb had been examined for three days and found to be perfect in all respects, Jesus of Nazareth had been examined for three years by God and man, and found perfect. (Heb.5: 5-9: 7:25-27)
     Pontius Pilate repeatedly said, "I am innocent of the blood of this just person" (Matt.27: 24, 25);"I find no fault in Him." (John 19:6) and God the Father spoke with audible voice, "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased."   
    At 3:00 pm on the 14th of Abib, 33 A.D. Jerusalem's High Priest transferred the sins of Israel to the paschal lamb and slaugtered it. At that moment, the Earth's Great High Priest rent the vail in the temple and standing on Golgatha laid His hands on His Son, transferring the sins of the entire world to Him. 
  At that precise time, the blessed Holy Spirit made the reconciliation between God and man, and Jesus shouted His Victory Cry, "It is Finished." (John 19: 30)
   Immediately, Jesus prayed: "Father into Thy hands I commend My spirit", and He went directly to Abraham's Bosom called Paradise, that part of Hades reserved for the righteous dead! (Luke 16: 22)

    "And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom, And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee,Today shalt thou be with Me in Paradise." (Luke 23: 42,43)
     The Holy Spirit entered into Jesus' blood and works in and through His blood today. For three days and nights the Holy Spirit stood guard over Jesus' body and blood, so that it could not deteriorate. When Jesus arose from the dead, the Holy Spirit presented to our Lord His own blood, to carry into the Holy of Holies in Heaven. (2 Cor. 5: 21)
   The Bible says: "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own Blood, He entered in once to the Holy Place having obtained Eternal redemption for us." (Heb.9: 12)
    It was His own blood that opened the door of Heaven for Jesus Christ and it is His precious blood that will open the Door of Heaven for us!
     Dr. Andrew Murray writes: "This does not mean that the Holy Spirit was in Jesus (the Lord), and bestowed upon His Person and His blood a Divine worth. It is much more than that - it indicates that the shedding of His precious blood was brought about by the Eternal Spirit and that the Spirit lived and worked in that Blood, so that when it was shed it could not decay as a dead thing, but as a Living Reality it could be taken up to Heaven to excercise its Divine Power from thence."
    Many Christians live with condemnation because of past sins and Satan has a way of bringing guilt upon believers even though the Word of God states: "There is therefore NO condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after te Spirit." (Rom.8: 1,2)
     The Bible gives us the answer: "How much more shall the blood of Christ, Who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself withot spot unto God purge your conscience to serve the Living God." (Heb.9:14)
    The Word of God says: "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Rom.3:23); "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Rom.6: 23)
   These two Scripture texts lay out the bad as well as the good news; perdition and salvation! It's not a pretty picture, but it is the truth. 
  We must face facts and then do an about turn in our thinking, believing and doing! Our steps must be ordered of the Lord. We must put Christ first in our lives! Jesus  said:
    "If ye abide in Me and My words abide in you. Ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." (John 15:7). 
   Our Lord stated: "I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in Me, and I in Him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing!" (John 15: 5). 
    Dr. Andrew Murray said: "Abiding in Him is a living union in which man is NOTHING and Christ is all in all. We must LOSE ourselves in Him and become Nothing!"
    St. Paul tells us of the great benefits derived by abiding in Christ: "In Whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him which is the head of all principality and power." (Col.2: 3, 9,10)
    "If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, Who is our life shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory." (Col.3: 1-4). 
   May the Lord richly bless you and motivate you into a life of prayer, faithfulness and soul winning! Let me hear from you this week, my friend! Amen.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
     For years, pundits from the Religious world as well as those from the press, have written about the phenomena called variously ‘A Religious Awakening’ or ‘Revival in the Church’.
   The Bible says, "Wilt thou not Revive us again: that Thy people may rejoice in Thee? Show us Thy mercy, O Lord and grant us Thy Salvation." (Psalm 85: 6, 7)
    The most vital thing we need in Canada and elsewhere in this 'Midnight Hour', is a return to Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible! And that necessitates a deep conviction of SIN and sorrow for our cavalier and insulting attitude toward our Lord and His Word!
      Repentance toward God and Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ are the two pillars of the Christian Faith. They are necessary for receiving His forgiveness, peace and the assurance of eternal salvation! Without repentance there is no saving faith and without faith there would be no salvation.
     The Bible says: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: It is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Eph. 2:8, 9)
    “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men to Repent: Because He hath appointed a day, in which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised him from the dead." (Acts 17: 30, 31)
 "Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, Repentance toward God, and Faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." (Acts 20: 21)
       Before his death in an alleged terrorist plane crash in 1956, Dag Hammarsjold, the First Secretary of the United Nation and a Swedish diplomat stated: "Unless the world in the very near future returns to the old time Evangelical Religion it is irredeemably lost."
                                 PRAYER IS ANOTHER KEY!
    Here is another powerful Key to Revival: "A prayer of Habakkuk, the prophet upon Shigionoth. O Lord, I have heard Thy Speech, and was afraid: O Lord REVIVE Thy Work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy." (Habakkuk 3: 12)
      The prophet was concerned about Israel and his people. While in prayer God warned him about coming judgment upon His people because of their sinfulness. The prophet was afraid and cried out for mercy. He asked for a Revival of Righteousness. Instead of judgment he cried out for a spiritual awakening. And he wanted it immediately in the midst of the years!
    He was saying, “O Lord, don’t wait until it is too late. Make Yourself known to us while there is still mercy to be had. And it You must judge us, O Lord, in Your great WRATH, please be merciful!”
     The Bible gives us the key: “If My people which are called by My people shall humble themselves and PRAY, and seek MY face, and turn from their wicked way, then will I hear from Heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land.” (2 Chron.7:14). 
    There are four things we must do if we are to see a gracious REVIVAL. They are: Repentance, Prayer, Seeking God and Forsaking Sins. We call this verse, 'The Blueprint for Revival'. When God's people are willing to repent, pray and seek God's face in sincerity and faith and forsake their sins, He is ready and willing to forgive, receive us and fill us with His Holy Spirit and bless our land!
   Rev. Charles Spurgeon was a powerful Baptist preacher in London, England in the 19th. Century. He pastored a large church seating several thousand people. One day a group of Ministers came to visit his great Church.
     They wanted to know the source of his spiritual power. Spurgeon took them to the basement of the church and opened the door to a room with 300 praying parishioners. He said, “Gentlemen, this is the source of my power!”
                          THEY OBEYED GOD TOTALLY!
    They refused to compromise! Nothing could stop the early Church apostles, disciples, deacons and other believers. They counted it a joy to be persecuted for Jesus’ sake! Here is their defense: “And when they had set them in the midst, they asked: By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?  Then Peter filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and the elders of Israel,  
       “If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole: Be it known unto you all. And to the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, Who God raised Him from the dead, even by Him doth this man stand here before you whole.
      “This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the Head of the Corner (Chief Corner Stone). Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4: 7-12)
      The Early Church leaders were so filled with God’s power and holy boldness that the Jewish Sanhedrin were taken aback when they witnessed the miracles performed under their hands, in Jesus’ name. They beat them, imprisoned them and warned them not to spread the Good News about Jesus the crucified and risen SAVIOUR around Jerusalem, however the disciples said: 
    “Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4: 19, 20)  
                         MIRACLES WAS ANOTHER KEY!
      Here is another KEY to Revival. After they had been warned repeatedly that they MUST NOT use the name of Jesus of Nazareth anymore in preaching or praying, they rejected their commands and became even more engaged in spreading Jesus’ gospel!
       “And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them. And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice with one accord, and said, Lord, Thou art God, which made Heaven and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is …
        “And now, Lord, behold their threatenings; and grant unto Thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak Thy Word, by stretching forth Thine hand to HEAL; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of Thy holy child JESUS. And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the Word of God with boldness.” (Acts 4: 23-31)
   The Holy Record shows that these men of God didn’t buckle or cave in to the demands of God’s enemies but stood firm and true to the commands of Jesus the Head of the Church, and were led constantly by the blessed Holy Spirit.
    They prayed for more miracles, not less! The modern church of today believes for less miracles in total opposition to the commands of Jesus, the ability of the Holy Spirit to produce those miracles in Jesus’ name and the example of the Early Church. 
   I stand with Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Word of God in opposition to the weakling compromisers of today who are making the Word of God of none effect by their refusal to obey God rather than man! Amen.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Christ Has Died! Christ is Risen! Christ will Come Again! The message of Christ Crucified, Risen and Soon Coming is the greatest, most powerful and glorious Love Story of the Eternal God reaching Down to a fallen, rebellious, sinful race for the past nearly 2,000 years! Nothing can compare with the Truth of the Gospel. All other religions with their imitations, imperfections, distortions, and man-made myths pale into insignificance when compared with the absolute truth of the Holy Bible and the Gospel of Christ, the Ever Living Son of the Most High God. - Pastor Max Solbrekken

                             Max Solbrekken, God's servant, preaching 
                             the Everlasting Gospel of Christ in Norway

                              CHRIST'S CROSS AND 
                        THE FINAL SOLUTION!
                                                   By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
     Watching the almost apocalyptic beheading of twenty-one Egyptian Christians by hate-filled, demon possessed Islamic Terrorists - following in the steps of their genocidal seventh-century leader - almost makes any normal person sick!
     "They are not human; worse than beasts", you say! Yet, the Bible says that God loves them and Jesus died for their sins, as evil as they are. By looking into their eyes you see what happens when the devil takes control of a soul! Pray for their salvation!   
     Remember that Saul of Tarsus was a Jewish Terrorist who killed believers in Yeshua Ha Maschiach (Jesus the Messiah) and how Jesus changed him!  He changed his name to Paul and under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, wrote nearly one-half of the New Testament! Can these evil men change? Yes! With God all things are possible! (Mark 9: 23; 10:27)
      Having said that, "Would you want these inflamed criminals, who have innocent blood on their hands living in your neighbourhood? To be free to molest, rape and brainwash your children and take over the country?" I think not!
     These barbarians are taught from early childhood to hate, rape and murder defenseless people who do not bow their heads to the ground in worship to their 'moon god'. They are slaves to a politically dangerous system of cruelty and inhumanity!
     Yet, as children of God and believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, we are commanded to love them, pray for them and to win them for Christ and His Kingdom. 
                            JESUS CAME TO SAVE SINNERS!
     The Good News is that Jesus Christ came into the world to "seek and to save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10) He didn't come for the righteous, but He came for sinners. The Holy Bible states: "All have sinned and fallen short of the Kingdom of God." (Rom. 3:23). That includes us all, no exceptions! 
     The Scriptures declare: "God hath concluded all under sin", so that we are all guilty and without excuse: “…That every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.” (Rom. 3: 19). Again, St Paul writes: "The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Rom. 6: 23)
    We are saved by Grace alone, through Faith alone, and in Christ alone! It is not by works of righteousness, but by His grace that we are saved. (Eph. 2: 8, 9). Christ alone suffered, bled and died for our sins to bring us to God.
     The Bible says: "Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation (satisfaction,) through faith in His BLOOD, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are passed, through the forbearance of God;
      "To declare, I say at this time His righteousness: that He might be just, and the justifier of Him which believeth in Jesus." (Rom. 3: 24-26). The Sovereignty of God demanded punishment for SIN and the CROSS provided the FINAL SOLUTION.
  For four thousand years, God, in His great mercy and kindness allowed the sacrifice of innocent lambs, goats and bullocks (occasionally a red heifer) to suffice.
     When the ‘fullness of time’ had come, Almighty God gave Himself in His SON, to be the propitiation for our sins. The word propitiation means the covering, satisfaction and expiation. The only RIGHTEOUS ONE, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, had to die to cover our sins and satisfy the demands of Divine Justice!
     Our righteous, just and merciful God had to bring judgment upon all sinners through the VICARIOUS death of a righteous man. No man could qualify for all are born in sin, therefore He had to pay the sin debt Himself.
     The INCARNATION of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, settled the sin question for time and eternity, through His sacrificial death on Golgotha!
     That is why Jesus of Nazareth had to be crucified. He was born to die; to be crucified in order to pay the sin debt for all unrighteous humanity, to meet the demands of Divine Justice for our awful sins against the Almighty.
   This is possibly the Bible’s greatest verse: "He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Rom. 8:32)
    In 1978, I was preaching in Ghana, Africa in a large Gospel Crusade. I became very homesick. I could not eat their food. The netting around my bed was broken and since I had forgotten to take my anti-malaria pills, I didn't get much sleep.
    I was very unhappy even though we were seeing many souls come to Christ and powerful miracles were taking place. I was studying Romans when suddenly it jumped out at me with such force that I was shocked. Our Heavenly Father let me know what it cost Him to provide the Great Salvation that I was proclaiming so freely!
    I had read that verse many times but never fully understood it. I was torn to pieces as I saw how the Father had ‘TURNED OVER’ His only begotten Son to murderers who would mock Him, spit in His face, scourge Him and nail Him to the Cross of shame for us. 
    I wondered how He could do that, as I personally would never allow anyone to harm my wife or children. Only over my dead body, would anyone molest, rape or kill my family!
   Then He took me to Isaiah: "Surely He hath borne our sicknesses (heb.makob ) and carried our pains (heb.nasa): yet we did esteem Him stricken, SMITTEN OF GOD and afflicted. 
   "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and with His stripes we are healed.
    "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath LAID UPON HIM the iniquity of us all. Yet it pleased to BRUISE HIM; He hath put HIM TO GRIEF..." (Isaiah 53: 4-6, 10)
   God the Father laid our sins, sicknesses and pains on His Son. It was God the Father Who smote His Son for us, and what really tore me up was that God was pleased when Jesus suffered, bled and died for us! I prayed and wept for several days after God had spoken to me! 
    Shortly after that crusade, God opened the door to ARGENTINA. No crusades were held there because of the Military Rule, but God opened the door for Omar Cabrera  and me to reach Cordova for Christ. 
    Great Miracles happened every evening and the crowd grew to 48,000 on May 15, 1978. Omar Cabrera then continued the Crusades and his Cordova Church grew from zero to 8,000 in 9 months and within 18 months, Vision de Futuro had 150 churches with 450 pastors. 
     Then, Carlos Anacandia got saved and began to preach and the rest is history as he and others have reached several millions. 
     Interestingly, when Omar contacted me his heart was to go to Paraguay, but that wasn't working out. The Holy Spirit put Argentina on my heart. Omar had been forced to leave his country when his name was found on a Rebel hit list. He said he was finished with Argentina and would never return, but I was adamant that we should hold the crusade there. Finally Omar said: "Okay, we'll try Cordova."
    We started with six thousand in attendance the first night. By the fourth night we had 10,000 and the Chief of Police finally came back to town and signed the permit. The Roman Catholic Church which had opposed the Crusade, lost control over their people. Nuns and priests attended openly rejoicing in the great things which God did and carrying their tape recorders to get the messages I brought!      
    I had requested a meeting with the Military Junta and demanded that they stop their persecution of the Evangelicals and Pentecostals to which they agreed. From that day onward the persecution stopped and the Revival steam rolled ahead.
     After preaching to the four Colonels for 20 minutes about God and the Devil, Heaven and Hell, the Cross and the Blood of Christ, the leading COLONEL said loudly, "What do you want from us?" 
    I said: "Stop persecuting the Evangelicals and the Pentecostals!"     He said: "O.K. What else do you want?" I answered: "Get down on your knees and give your hearts to the Lord." They were shocked. Omar let out a big laugh, I smiled and they relaxed. 
   I said: "I would like to pray for you and your families.” Immediately, he said: "Yes, please do." After prayer, they all shook my hand and told me about the good things they had heard about the crusade.
   That is how the official persecution stopped and how the REVIVAL started in Argentina in May, 1978. Praise the Lord!
   This Gospel is for ALL people of ALL the world including the Muslim World! Jesus Christ commanded: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved ...." (Mark 16: 15-20)
    King David prophesied: "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His ANOINTED, saying, Let us break the bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. (Psalms 2: 2, 3)
     The Apostles prayed, quoting David: "For a truth against Thy Holy Child Jesus, whom Thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, for to do whatsoever Thy hand and Thy counsel determined before to be done." (Acts 4:25-28)
    The whole world was involved in carrying out the will of God in the sacrificial death of Christ for us all. King Herod, Pontius Pilate, the Gentiles and Israel is a representation of the Entire World that stands guilty in the SIN of crucifying the Son of God!
    And the entire world is invited to receive God's forgiveness, peace, healing, blessing and deliverance which has been purchased for us all through the shed BLOOD of Jesus Christ our Lord and His glorious resurrection from the dead! 
     The Bible says: "Looking for that blessed HOPE and the glorious appearance of the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ Who GAVE HIMSELF for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." (Titus 2:13, 14)
   "But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 
     "Which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that being justified by His GRACE, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." (Titus 3: 4-7) All glory to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen!
Is God able to save and fill with His Holy Spirit, the tough, evil, perverted Muslim terrorists? Read Acts chapters 9, 22 and 28. If He can reach a Jewish terrorist He can reach a Muslim terrorist! Nothing is too hard for our God!
    In late August, 2001, I was preaching in a small town in Norway and learned about a refugee camp where hundreds of Muslim refugees from the Kosovo War were being housed. I asked if anyone was reaching them with the love of Christ. They answered, “No”.
     I challenged the pastor’s wife who was teaching them Norwegian, to invite them to our Revival Meeting. She answered that it was against the new school rules to talk to students about Jesus!
    I countered: “St. Peter said, ‘We ought to obey God rather than man’. It seems rather strange to me that a Pentecostal Pastor’s wife would not have the courage to obey God rather than rules put in place by some political hack”
     She said: “O.K. I will ask them.” She did and eight people accepted. The Pastor picked them up and brought them to the meeting. All received Jesus Christ as their Saviour and since August 2001 until now that Church has baptized more than 1,000 Muslims to Jesus Christ.
      The Holy Bible says: “This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have ALL MEN to be Saved, and to come to the knowledge of the Truth. For there is ONE GOD, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus: Who gave Himself a ransom for ALL, to be testified in due time.” (1 Tim. 2: 3-6)
                    THE BLOOD OF CHRIST AVAILS!
    The hymn writer penned the life-giving words: “The Blood avails, the Blood of the Bleeding Lamb. Just like in Olden Days, Praise God the Blood avails!”
      The Cross of Christ has been referred to as the 'Axis of Salvation' and the climax of the cosmic conflict between God and Satan, between good and evil on Golgotha. What happened there on the 14th of Abib in ca. 33 A.D. forever marked our Heavenly Father as the God of Majesty and Power, of Compassion and Love, of Righteousness and Justice!
  Early that morning the stage had been set for the 'Greatest Transfer of Mercy and Grace', ever known in the universe, and will endure throughout Eternity. Adam had committed gross sin against his Father and God, and had been ejected from the Garden of Eden. God the Son, had been incarnated to die as God's Paschal Lamb to liberate the human race from sin, sickness and the devil!
     At 9:00 o' clock on the great Day of Atonement the high priest tied the paschal lamb to the Altar in the temple. At that very hour, Jesus the Lamb of God, was nailed to the Cross on Golgotha. 
    For six hours they both waited for death. At 3:00 o'clock, the high priest, having transferred the sins of Israel onto the head of paschal lamb, cut it's juggler slaying it.
    At precisely the same moment, Almighty God, Earth's great High Priest tore the veil from top to bottom and LEFT the temple. Instantaneously, He stood on Golgotha's Hill and laid the SINS OF THE WORLD on the head of His Son. At that moment Jesus shouted His Victory Cry, “It is Finished.” (John 19:30)
    Jesus spoke in Greek, saying, Tet-el-estai, taken from the Greek verb teleo which has three essential meanings: to finish something, to bring something to an end; to fulfill something; to pay that which is owed.”
    Jesus had finished His mission and brought to an end Satan's domination over the human race. He had fulfilled all the O.T. prophecies about the Messiah and paid for all our sins, sicknesses and pains! The fountain was open, His blood was flowing and there is no longer any need for the Holy of Holies or the blood of bulls and goats!
    “And the sun was darkened, and veil of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, He said, Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit: and having said thus, He gave up the ghost.” (Luke 23:45, 46)
    He had purchased Eternal Life for all who would receive Him as their Lord and Saviour! The Bible says: “And He (Jesus Christ) is the propitiation (God is satisfied with Christ's Sacrifice)for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the WHOLE WORLD.” (1 John 2:2)
     That takes in everyone from all the nations of the world, including the Mohammedans, Hindus, Buddhists, Communists, Jews, Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses and Christians!
    Clearly stated, there is but ONE God and Father, and ONE Lord Jesus Christ Who is both Creator and Sustainer of the world and sole Saviour and Redeemer of the human race, and ONE Blessed Holy Spirit who draws all men to Christ.
    All other so-called gods, goddesses and deities are mere counterfeits, imitators and pretenders! It is Christ and Christ alone who saves, heals, delivers and liberates from sin, fear, sickness, disease and all the powers of Darkness and Satan!
      Praise the Lord forever and ever! Hallelujah and Amen.

Friday, March 11, 2016

                                        By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
      “Then said I, lo, I come, in the volume of the Book it is written of Me, to do Thy Will, O God.” (Heb.10: 7, 9); “Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of Man, then shall ye know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself, but as My Father hath taught Me, I speak these things.
     “And He that sent Me is with Me; the Father hath not left Me alone; for I do always those things that please Him.” (John 8: 28, 29)    
      Moses spoke of the coming Redeemer (Deut.18: 15-22), David wrote of Him (Ps.22: 16) and Isaiah foretold His miraculous birth, sacrificial death and glorious resurrection (Is.7:14; 6: 6; 50:5; 53:1-12).
     St. Paul says: “God, Who at sundry times and in divers (various) manners spoke in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, Whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by Whom also He made the worlds.” (Heb. 1: 1, 2)
       The Word of God is the Will of God! The Will of God and the Word of God are the same. No pronouncement by a Theological College or Seminary can change the Word or Will of God. Nor, will any new revelation put forth by a would-be prophet, in any way alter the Word or Will of God. God’s written Word is inspired, infallible, unalterable, eternal and authoritative!
       The Bible declares that Jesus of Nazareth is the WORD of God: “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God…And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1-4).
      St. John declares: “That which was in the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of Life.” (1 John 1:1)
                     CHRIST THE ETERNAL SON OF GOD!
      Jesus Christ declared Himself the Eternal Son of God: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” (John 14: 6); “If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him and have seen Him …He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?
     “Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me… And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in My name, I will do it. If ye love Me, keep My commandments.
     “And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of Truth; Whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him; but ye know; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
    “At that day ye shall know that I am in My Father, and ye in Me, and I in you. He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love them, and will manifest myself to him. Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he will keep My words: And My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him.
     “He that loveth Me not keepeth not My sayings: and the Word which ye hear is not Mine, but the  Father’s which sent Me. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, Whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14: 7-31)
      Jesus Himself is the REVELATION of the will of God regarding every doctrine in the Bible. He came to earth to do the will of God. He lived out the will of God before men. His life was perfect and no man could condemn Him!
     He challenged His critics: “Which of you convinceth Me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe Me?” (John 8:46)
      “And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent Me. If any man will do His WILL, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether it be of God, or whether I speak of Myself.” (John 7: 15-17)
     Even Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who finally consented to His death, declared Him faultless: “Pilate saith unto Him, What is truth: And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in Him no fault at all.” (John 18: 38; Luke 23: 4)
                 JESUS: THE WILL OF GOD IN ACTION!
       Regarding repentance and faith, forgiveness and healing, peace and joy, Jesus of Nazareth was not only an example, He was the WILL OF GOD in action. Everything He said and did showed forth the mercy, grace and kindness of our Saviour toward mankind!
      Beginning with the Healing Covenant that Almighty God made with His Chosen people at Marah following their miraculous crossing of the Red Sea, we see His declared Will to save and heal His people.
     “And he (Moses) cried unto the Lord; and the Lord showed him a tree (type of the cross) which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there He made for them a statute (law) and an ordinance (an order, decree) and there He proved them,
     “And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee which I have brought upon the Egyptians: For I am the Lord that healeth thee.” (Ex. 15: 25, 26)
       SEVEN HUNDRED years before the birth of Jesus Christ of Nazareth in Bethlehem, Isaiah prophesied His birth, death and resurrection and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit: “Surely He hath borne our sicknesses (heb. makob), and carried or pains (heb. nasa): yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and with His stripes we are healed.” (Is.53: 4,5)
      JESUS Himself is the fulfillment of Isaiah’s Atonement Chapter and the Revelation of God’s Will in Divine Healing: “When the even was come, they brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils: and He cast out the spirits with His Word and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” (Matt.8: 16, 17)
     Jesus revealed the will of God regarding FORGIVENESS. To the woman caught in the act of adultery, He said: “Neither do I condemn. Go and sin no more.” (John 8:11). To the thief on the cross He said: “Today shalt thou be with Me in Paradise.” (Luke 23: 43. The story about the Prodigal Son’s return to his Father is a classic example of God’s dealing with Mankind:
      “And he arose and came to his father, but when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. And the Father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet.”(Luke 15: 20-22)
      He revealed the Will of God regarding HEALING. He healed everyone who touched Him or asked for prayer.  He commanded His Apostles and Disciples to heal the sick, cast out devils and raise the dead! That is why He gave the Great Commission to all believers to preach the Gospel and heal the sick! (Mark 16: 15-20)
     “And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these SIGNS shall follow them that believe,
     “In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them; they shall lay their hands on the sick and they shall recover.
    “And THEY went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the Word with SIGNS following.” (Mark 16: 15-20)
     And that is why St. James wrote: “Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall RAISE him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” (James 5: 14, 15)
     The REASON this gift was given to the Church and why Jesus HEALED the multitudes and commanded His disciples to do the same, was to do His Father’s WILL, fulfill Holy Scripture and to destroy the works of the Enemy! It was to lay out the ground rules with definite instructions to His apostles, disciples and all believers on the purpose, program and work of His Church!
      It was to demonstrate the Holy Spirit’s power over Satan through the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His glorious resurrection from the dead! And it was to liberate lost, fearful, sick and tormented human beings from the cruel and torturous onslaught of the devil, in continuance until Christ’s Return! And FINALLY, it was to reveal to everyone who Jesus is, and to glorify His Father in Heaven! Amen.
      St. John was very excited and stirred about the great healing Ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. He stated that our Lord did so many miracles that if they had been all recorded, all the libraries of the world could not contain all the books!
     “And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
      “And there are many other things which Jesus did the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.” (John 20: 30, 31; 20:25)
     Jesus stated: “I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5: 32); I am come that they might HAVE LIFE and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10); “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)
    The Bible states: “And when they had found Him, they said unto Him, All men seek for Thee. And He said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, for therefore came I forth. And He preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and CAST OUT DEVILS.” (Mark 1:27-29)
     He came to Nazareth where He had been brought up and He stood up and he read from Isaiah chapter 61: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath ANOINTED Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to HEAL the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the CAPTIVES, and recovering of SIGHT to the blind; to set at LIBERTY them that are bruised.”  (Luke 4:18)
      After His commentary on that Scripture, they sought to kill Jesus in His home town: “And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath He escaped out of their hands.”
      Some theologians believe that Almighty God made Jesus invisible when they brought Him to the brow of a hill planning to cast Him down headlong, but He walked away unscathed. The Jews were not allowed to kill Jesus even though they hated Him, because the Scripture stated that He must die outside the Gates of Jerusalem by crucifixion at the hands of the Romans!
      I repeat, the major reason that Jesus of Nazareth healed the sick and suffering was to do HIS FATHER’S WILL. Going back to the time of CREATION, the Word of God states: “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. And God blessed them, and said unto them, Be fruitful and multiple, and replenish the earth…And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was VERY GOOD…” (Gen.1: 27, 28, 31)
     There was no sickness, pain or death in the Garden of Eden, until Satan came with his insidious lies through the serpent and Eve was deceived. Adam and Eve SINNED and their rebellion brought sickness, pain, death and sorrow onto the human race, which had previously been completely and totally well, free from sin, worry, fear and death!
     God the Father through His Son Jesus of Nazareth, was restoring man back to his original and giving the human race a taste of what will be the norm when Jesus reigns supreme on the earth!
    In His wrath against SIN and the FRUIT of sin, He was showing Satan that He would no longer be the master of planet earth and his prisoners. Jesus came down from Heaven to show us what Life in Christ could and should be. He was restoring man to what he was intended to be before the Fall of Adam!
  ORAL ROBERTS, a great man of God who was used greatly in bringing deliverance to the sick and suffering stated: “Jesus gave His disciples power. This is an impartation of power that is against something – against the sin in your life, against the sickness in your body, against any evil spirit or fear that torment your mind or spirit. This power is given to a man who has Christ. It is not a power we possess by ourselves or within ourselves. It is not resident within the individual. This power is in every person who has Christ, but it is in an accelerated form in a Minister of the Gospel who is fully committed to Him.
      “Sickness is torment: it is the devil's oppression. It is a frontal attack of Satan against the Kingdom of Heaven. Really, Satan isn't striking at you or me. He is striking against God. But Christ, in His power, comes to deliver us. Healing is God's counter attack against Satan.” - Commentary on Matthew
      JESUS CHRIST healed the sick and suffering because of God’s LOVE for mankind. His mercy, grace and compassion drove Him to go beyond human endurance to heal multitudes everywhere He went and to demonstrate God’s intense love for His creation!
     It was also, I repeat, to destroy the works of the Devil who had brought such devastation and chaos through his diabolical attack on mankind, who were made in the image of God!
      Christ’s intense desire to heal the SICK and to cast out devils was a foretaste for Satan of his total DEMISE when Jesus would CRUSH his head on Golgotha’s Cross! The Bible says: “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her SEED; It (the seed of the woman) shall bruise (crush) thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.” (Gen.3: 15)
     God foreordained the enmity between snakes and humans and between Satan’s followers and Christ the SEED of the woman, and in due time Christ would crush Satan’s head by His vicarious death on the cross. The bruising of His heel was His death, which would only be a bruise because He would rise from the dead, victorious over death, Hades and the grave!
      As a young minister, I used to preach that Satan and his demons were joyful around the cross thinking they had achieved a victory, but after studying the power of Jesus’ blood for more than fifty years, I preach a different message now!
     There were not many demons around the CROSS when the spikes were driven into Christ’s hands and feet (Greek word for hand includes wrist). Most of them left when Jesus was brutally scourged by Roman soldiers wielding razor-sharp cat-of-nine-tails whips in Pilate’s Judgment Hall. I believe that when those demons saw the life-giving and death-dealing BLOOD of Jesus Christ being shed, they screamed in terror and fled.
     And finally, if Satan was still near the cross, when he heard Christ shout ‘It is finished’, he trembled in fear and he shook with delirium tremens as he slouched his way to a cave somewhere to lick his chops!
      Satan knew the Holy Scriptures: “Without the shedding of blood there is no remission.” (Heb.9:22); “It is the blood that maketh atonement for the soul.” (Lev.17:11): “When I see the Blood I will pass over you,” (Ex.12: 13). He had no doubt heard John the Baptist declare: “Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world.” (John 1: 29).
      The only thing that SATAN respects and fears is the Life-giving, death-dealing Blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, that was slain in our stead to purchase our eternal Redemption.
      Come back with me to the time of Moses and the first Passover night. Moses had given Pharaoh the Word of God on nine specific occasions to: “Let My people go!”
    The Emperor of Egypt, who is a type of Satan and had used the ‘children of Israel’ as slaves, was stubborn and would not obey. By God’s command, nine different plagues had devastated Egypt, yet Pharaoh refused to obey the Lord’s command but when the blood of the innocent lambs was shed he obeyed! The Holy Scripture says:
     “For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt…And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are: and when I see the BLOOD, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
     “And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead. And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up and get you forth, from among my people, both you and the children of Israel; and go, serve the Lord, as you said.” (Ex.12: 12-13, 30-31)
     The Blood of Jesus Christ has devastated Satan and taken from him the power to hold in bondage any child of God. St. Paul understood that great fact. He declared:
    “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through DEATH, He might DESTROY him that had the power of death, that is the DEVIL: And DELIVER them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” (Heb.2: 14, 15)
     The Prophet Isaiah spoke of Him: “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our PEACE was upon Him; and with His stripes we are HEALED.” (Is.53: 5)
     Concerning Isaiah’ prophecy St. Peter said: “Who His Own Self BARE our Sins in His Own Body ON THE TREE that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes we were HEALED.” (1 Peter 2: 24).
    The Bible is its own best interpreter and St. Matthew confirms Isaiah’s prophecy concerning Christ: “When the even was come, they brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils: and He cast out the spirits with His Word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities and BARE our sicknesses.” (Matt.8: 16, 17)
                       JESUS GOD’S PASCAL LAMB!
      Our Lord suffered, bled and died as God’s Pascal Lamb. He bore our sins and carried our pains in His own Body. He was in perfect health yet He was wounded and bruised to pay for our sicknesses and He shed His precious blood to meet the demands of Divine Justice to pay for our sins. St. Paul makes this so clear in his letter to the Church at Corinth:
      “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the Communion of the Blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the Communion of the body of Christ?” (1 Cor.10: 16)
      At 9:00 AM on the Great Day of Atonement the 14th of Abib 33AD, Israel’s High Priest tied the paschal lamb, which had been examined for three days by Jewish officials, to the altar in the Temple at Jerusalem. At that moment God’s Paschal Lamb, Jesus of Nazareth, who had been examined for three years by God and man, was nailed to the Cross on Golgotha’s Hill.
     Israel’s paschal lamb and God’s Paschal Lamb both waited for death. At noon, darkness covered the entire area and an earthquake shook the ground. At 3:00 PM, Israeli’s High Priest climbed the steps to the holy altar and laid his hands on the head of the paschal lamb transferring to it the sins of the nation of Israel and slaughtered it.
     At that moment Almighty God, Earth’s Great High Priest, rent the vail in the temple and left the Holy of Holies. Standing on Golgotha, He placed His hands on the Head of His Paschal Lamb, transferring to Him the sins of the entire world, past, present and future.
     Jesus Christ shouted His Victory Cry, “IT IS FINISHED” and prayed, “Father into Thine Hands I Commend My Spirit!”
     The Great transaction had been made. While God the Father was judging His Son for the sins of the world, the Holy Spirit was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself. St. Paul makes that abundantly clear:
     “To wit (that is) that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them: and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.” (2 Cor. 5:19)
    While Jesus Christ was carrying the enormous load of SIN and God the Father was judging His SON on our behalf, the Holy Spirit was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself! What A Saviour and what a glorious Salvation!
     Just before Jesus died on the cross, He cried out, “It is finished.” (John 19:30). Jesus spoke in Greek, using the word ‘tetelestai’! The word tetelestai is taken from the Greek verb teleo which has three essential meanings: to finish something, to bring something to an end; to fulfill something; and to pay that which is owed.
      He had finished His work and completed His mission. He had brought to an end Satan’s domination of the human race, who would believe on Christ. He had fulfilled every O.T. prophetic Scripture about the coming Messiah.  And He had paid for our Eternal Salvation, which includes forgiving all our sins and healing all our infirmities!
       Divine Healing was God’s Will during Old Testament times. It was God’s will during Christ’s earthly Ministry. It was God’s will in the Early Church. It is God’s will today and until the end of time!
     If it isn’t, then Jesus must have disappointed His Father in Heaven, yet He said that He did all things to please Him and on two occasions our Heavenly spoke publicly: “This is My Beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.”
      Some Evangelicals are worse than the Pharisees, whom they criticize! The Bible states: “Jesus asked: Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath? And He took him and he healed him and let him go.” (Luke 14:3, 4).
      The Pharisees believed in healing, but not on the Sabbath: “And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath Day, and said unto the people. There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” (Luke 13: 14)
      Some Evangelicals and Jehovah’s Witnesses say: “No, we don’t believe in healing. We won’t come to Jesus and don’t want to be anointed with oil in His name!
                     ONE AND ONLY ONE TRUE GOD!
      The Athanasius Creed states: “The Father is made of none, neither created nor begotten. The Son is of the Father alone, not made nor created but begotten – the Holy Spirit is of the Father and of the Son, neither made nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding!
       There is only One True God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit! In the Divine Economy of God there is no room for counterfeits or manufactured, man-made-gods! The very first of the Ten Commandments, written by the Finger of God in two tables of stone, says: “Thou shalt have no other gods beside Me.” (Exodus 20: 3)
         St. Paul stated: “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel; not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; BUT UNTO US which are saved it is the power of God.” (1 Cor. 1:17, 18)
        “…We know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but One. For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or earth, (as there be gods many and lords many) BUT TO US (Christians) there is but ONE GOD, the Father, of Whom are all things, and we in Him; and One Lord Jesus Christ, by Whom are all things, and we by Him.”  (1 Cor.8: 4-6)
      The Word of God states that if the pagan want to believe in their man-made, pretend gods, that is their business. We cannot partake of their folly. We, who are believers in Christ have only one God - the True God - Who is our Lord, Creator, Father and God! 
      We do not, cannot and will not embrace the demonic, false teachings of pagan religions! We embrace only the Word of God, the Holy Bible and Jesus Christ God’s Son, Who was incarnated (God in human flesh), suffered, bled and died for our sins and rose again, victorious over death, hell and the grave!
       “Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. To the Only Wise God our Saviour, be glory and Majesty, Dominion and Power, both now and ever. Amen.” (Jude 24, 25)
      Jesus said: “Be ye healed” and St. Peter stated: “Jesus Christ maketh thee whole.” My dear friend, I say to you: “Receive ye the gift of the Holy Ghost and be well. In Jesus’ name!” Amen.