Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Jesus said: "And from John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent taketh it by force." (Matt. 11: 12). What did He mean? For a long time the Kingdom of God had suffered at the hands of Satan and ungodly men. Prophets had been abused, imprisoned and stoned to death. From John the Baptist's time forward, there would be a change in that program. Christ would shed His precious blood and rise in power to purchase our FREEDOM and give us power over the Enemy. Satan's kingdom would now suffer loss because of the shed blood of Jesus covering the Church and the Blessed Holy Spirit giving us the power to run roughshod over the Devil and His kingdom. God's servants would from now onward take hold of the promises of God and press forward with an ardour that resembles violence to take what belongs to us for our Saviour and King, Jesus Christ. Amen. - Pastor Max Solbrekken

                              Max & Donna Solbrekken, 2010
January 8, 2013:
Dear Christian Friend,
     Greetings in the precious Name of Jesus Christ our Lord!
     Thank you so much for your friendship and your gracious support of our Ministry. May His blessing rest upon you and your labour of love for Him and His cause.
      As we press forward in His name in 2013, may we ever be cognizant of His nearness and indwelling presence at all times. He has promised to be ever with us and work through us as we abide in Him and He in us! (John 14:23)
      In Matthew 28: 20 our Master stated: "...and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world (age)." 
     The specific word "alway" is different from "always". Alway is the definition of DISTANCE and always is the definition of TIME. In this Scripture our Saviour is telling us the He will go the distance with us - right to the end of our journey. He will not abandon us
       In Hebrews 13:5 the Word of God states: "...for He has said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."  Here the Lord uses a double imperative.
He actually said: "I will NEVER, NO NEVER leave thee. I will NEVER, NO NEVER forsake thee..."
      Thanks again, dear friend, for your kindness and generosity! And may God`s Holy presence fill your heart with great peace, joy and divine health!

Your servant for Jesus, sake,
Pastor Max Solbrekken
2 Corinthians 4: 5