THE REVELATION OF GOD'S WILL
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
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;
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)
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!
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).
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
CHRIST THE ETERNAL SON OF GOD!
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.
loveth Me not keepeth not My sayings: and the Word which ye hear is not Mine,
but theFather’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!
challenged His critics: “Which of
you convinceth Me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe Me?”
“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)
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!
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!
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,
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)
HUNDRED years before the birth of Jesus Christ of Nazareth in Bethlehem, the
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.”
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)
GOD’S WILL IN
FORGIVENESS & HEALING!
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
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
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)
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)
stated: “I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. I am
come that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” “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.
He said to
His disciples: “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)
THE SPIRIT OF
THE LORD ANOINTS!
He came to
Nazareth where He had been brought up and He stood up and he read from Isaiah 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)
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.”
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!
the major reason that Jesus of Nazareth healed the sick and suffering was to do
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 fell for it. 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!
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
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
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 man, who
was made in the image of God!
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
thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.” (Gen. 3: 15)
foreordained the enmity between snakes and humans and between Satan’s followers
and Christ the SEED of the woman, and finally Christ would crush Satan’s head
at 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, Hell and the
HEAD IS CRUSHED!
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!
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
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!
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).
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 and 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 over the human race for those who would trust in 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!
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
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)
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!
Athanasius Creed states: “The Father is made of none, neither created
or 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!
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)
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)
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)
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.