Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
Satan is a Liar!
so and I believe it!
There is no greater Witness in this universe than our Lord Jesus
Christ, Who is the Way, Truth and Life!
He said: “Ye are
of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He
from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no
truth in him. When he speaketh a LIE,
he speaketh of his own: for he is a LIAR,
and the father ot it.” (John 8: 44)
Jesus Christ, True God
from Eternity, together with the Father and the Holy Spirit is
because He is all powerul. He is Omniscient,
meaning all wise and all knowing, and Omnipresent
because He is everywhere at once!
You can't pull the
wool over His eyes! He sees ALL, hears ALL and knows ALL. And He
feels ALL, as well! He knows all about us and still loves us in spite
of our rebellious attitudes, pride, self sufficiency and unbelief.
Ask yourself: “Why
did Jesus come to this earth?”
The Holy Bible
says: “Seeing then that we have a great High Priest, that is passed
the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the
feeling of our infirmities;
but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”
(Heb. 4: 14,15)
St. Peter stated:
all your cares upon Him for He careth for you.”
(1 Peter 4:7). Jesus Christ is still the compassionate, caring and
giving Saviour as He always has been. He is the same yesterday, today
and forever. (Heb.13: 8).
HE WILL NEVER NO NEVER LEAVE US!
He said: “Lo,
I am with you alway,
even unto the end of the world (age).”
(Matt. 28: 20): “For
He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
(Heb. 13: 5). In the original, Jesus
used a double imperative here. He actually said: “I
will never, no never leave thee. I will never, no never forsake
is a measure of time, while alway
a measure of distance. He will go with us right to the end of life,
even until we see Him as He is: “Beloved,
now are we the sons of God, and it doth yet appear what we shall be:
but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we
shall see Him as He is.” (1
John 3: 2)
Our Saviour wept
over Jerusalem. He wept
the grave of Lazarus, when He witnessed the sorrow of Mary and
Martha. The Holy Scripture declares: “Jesus saith unto
her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto Him, I know that
he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
unto her, I
AM the RESURRECTION, and the LIFE:
he that beliveth in Me in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest
thou this? She saith unto Him, Yea, Lord: I believe that Thou art the
Son of God, which should come into this world.” (John 11: 23-27)
“Then they took away
the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up
His eyes, and said, Father I thank Thee that Thou hast heard Me. And
I knew that Thou hearest Me always: but because of the people that
stand by, I said it, that they may believe that Thou hast sent Me.
“And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud
voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound
hand and foot with grave clothes: and His face was bound about with a
napkin. Jesus saith unto them, LOOSE
let him go.” (John
JESUS CHRIST has all
power in Heaven, in earth and the regions below! Demons obey Him and
angels worship Him, for He is WORTHY to be praised. It is not within
our grasp as mere mortals, however, to understand the unsearchable
greatness of His Person and awesomeness of His love, mercy, grace and
The Bible says: “And
I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne
and the beasts and the elders and the number of them was ten thousand
times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud
voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and
riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory and blessing.
“And every creature which is in Heaven, and on the
earth and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that
are in them, heard I saying, Blessing and honour, and glory and
power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the Throne, and unto the Lamb
for ever and ever.”
IS LORD OVER ALL CREATION!
REJOICED in Spirit and danced for joy, after praying to His Father.
(Luke 10:21). He would not tolerate the merchandising of His Father's
House and drove them out of the temple. ( Matt.21:12); He looked
about in anger at the hard - hearted hypocrites. (Mark 3:5). He knew
their thoughts.(Matt.12: 25).
a miracle, He multiplied the loaves and the fishes on two occasions.
(Matt.14: 15-21; 15: 32-38). He saw the multitudes in their
tremendous need and healed them:
“And Jesus went about
all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and
preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, and healing every sickness and
every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He
was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were
scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”
(Matt. 9: 35-36)
“Then was Jesus led
up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the
saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou
shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him ONLY
shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth Him, behold, angels came and
ministered unto Him.”
(Matt. 4: 1-11)
Jesus commanded the
host of demons to leave the insane man of Gadera. When the demons
begged Jesus to allow them to enter a herd of swine which were
nearby, He simply said: “GO!” (Mark 5: 1-15)
MARTIN LUTHER said:
God's grace, I know Satan very well. If Satan can turn God's Word
upside down and pervert the Scriptures, what will he do with my words
or the words of others?”
If anyone should KNOW
Satan's lying tactics it was our Lord, Who had created him as a pure,
righteous archangel and saw his treasonous actions and disastrous
arrogance and pure Evil
had overtaken him, causing the greatest Rebellion in historical
WAS CAST OUT OF HEAVEN!
The archangel Michael
cast out of Heaven Lucifer the offending, rebellious archangel,
together with one third of God's angelic host who had followed the
Rebel! (Isaiah 14: 12-17; Ezek. 28: 12-17; Rev. 12: 7-11).
Satan is a defeated foe, a vanquished enemy, but nevethe less a ruthless tyrany who uses every opportunity to advance his lying, deceiving and corrupting agenda of hatred,fear, violence and death! He has been soundly and totally defeated by the Almighty and Matchless power of Jesus Christ's ALL-ATONING shed blood on Golgotha and His trimphant and glorious resurrection from the dead!
When Jesus of Nazareth shouted His Victory Cry from the cross, it was all over for Satan. If the Devil were anywhere near the cross after Jesus' bood was shed, he was 'out-of-there', when our Lord shouted the word, "Tetelestai".
Jesus Christ had cast out thousands of demons from sick,
suffering and demon possessed people during His earthly Ministry.
On the 'Cross
however Jesus delivered the final death blow to Satan and his Evil
The Bible records:
Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, It is finished
and He bowed His head and gave up the ghost.”
Jesus spoke in Greek
and the word He uttered was tetelestai.
word is taken from the Greek verb teleo
which has three essential meaning: to
finish something and bring something to an end; to fulill something;
to pay that which is owed.
had finished His work of redemption. He had brought to an end Satan's
domination over the human race. He had fulfilled all the Scriptures
about the Jewish Messiah. He had paid for all our sins, past, present
and future, as well as all our sicknesses and pains!
WAS AGAINST SIN & SICKNESS!
hundred years before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, Isaiah the
prophet, foretold His Mission: “Surely
He hath borne our sicknesses (heb.
carried our pains (heb.
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)
He went, Jesus healed the sick and cast out demons, liberating lost,
sick and suffering souls: “And
Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their
synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, and healing
every sickness and every disease among the people.
“And His fame went
throughout all Syria: and they brought unto Him all sick people that
were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were
possessed with devils and those which were lunatic, and those that
had the palsy, and He healed them.” (Matt.4:
Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their
synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, and healing
every disease and disease among the people.
when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them,
because they were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”
(Matt. 9: 35, 36)
laid out His plan for world evangelism when He ordained
TWELVE disciples to help lift the burden of bringing deliverance and
healing to the masses
of sick and suffering people:
when He had called His twelve disciples, He gave them power against
unclean spirits, to cast them out and to heal all manner of sickness
and all manner of disease... These twelve Jesus sent forth and
commanded them saying...
“And as you go,
preach saying the Kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick,
cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have
received, freely give.” (Matt.10:
He added another SEVENTY discples to His team of evangelists and sent
them out with the same directions as the twelve: “And
into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things
as are set before you: And heal the sick that are therein, and say
unto them, The Kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.”
(Luke 10:1, 8,9)
Bible says: And
the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils
are subject unto us through Thy name. And He said unto them, I beheld
Satan as lightening fall from Heaven. Behold, I give unto you power
to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the
enemy: and NOTHING
shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke
DID JESUS HEAL THE SICK?
Everywhere our Saviour
went, He preached the Kingdom of God and HEALED
the sick and cast out EVIL
from those who were bound. He commissioned His apostles and disciples
to do the same. Why did Jesus of Nazareth have such a vengence
against sickness and disease? For the same reason He cast out devils
wherever they manifested!
Look at this Scripture:
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: 3, 29).
person reading the New Testament would very quickly understand that
Jesus was very involved in driving out unclean spirits from those who
were bound. In nearly every Scripture text where He healed the sick
and diseased, He also cast out devils. I have come the conclusion
that JESUS loved the sufferers and was very much against the diseases
and sicknesses and evil spirits that had afflicted them!
CREATED WITH A SOUND BODY!
the Son, He was involved in the creation of man and knew why sickness
had come upon the human race. There was no sickness or disease in the
Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve lived in a Paradise, without sin,
sickness, disease or death. After their disobedience and tragic fall
everything changed. God drove them out of the Garden and sin,
sickness and death have reigned ever since!
will be no sickness or disease on earth during the Millenial Reign of
Christ or in Heaven. Jesus saw sin, sickness and disease as enemies
of the human race, which were caused by the fall. These things were
abhorrent to Him, so He attacked them by bringing HEALING
to the sick and suffering, and by casting out the evil spirits who
had invaded the human race.
showing us what life will be like in His Kingdom. By commissioning
His apostles, disciples and followers to carry on His work, He was
laying out specific guidelines for His Ministers to continue in His
abscence. Later, He sent the Holy Spirit to lead His Church. He hated
sin and sickness because they are the work and result of Satan's
trecherous lies and the fall of man.
SATAN'S SIN OF HIGH TREASON!
What was the
motivation of Lucifer's great sin of High Treason against Almighty
God? Why was he not satisfied in being the Covering Cherub, leading
the praise and worship to the Lord God in the Highest?
Without doubt, it was
the sin of PRIDE! It was greed, selfishness and downright stupidity!
It was self-glory, thinking of himself to be greater than he was. The
original Hebrew gives the implication that he not only wanted “to
be like God”,
but to dethrone God and be God.
God never created a
stupid angel, so where did this stupidity come from? How could a
created being think that he could unseat God Most High, Creator,
Sustainer and Giver of Life? His unthinkable folly teaches us what
sin can do an otherwise intelligent personality.
What did Lucifer's
arrogant, haughty action accomplish?
What was the outcome of his folly? He was cast out of Heaven,
stripped of his position and consigned to an eternal censure as a
renegade angel and a despised, hated, evil, perverted enemy of God
and man! He will always be known as a tyrant, murderer, liar, and
filthy monster who will eventually be cast into the Lake of Fire for
Jesus called Lucifer,
the fallen archangel by three names: Satan, the Opposer, Adversary,
Enemy; The Devil, liar, false accuser, traducer; Beelzebub, god of
flies, filth, corruption!
Paul warns: Be not deceived. God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man
soweth that shall he also reap.” (Gal.6: 7). May no-one reading
these lines follow in his treacherous foot steps which lead only to
heartbreak, sorrow and death. A present day example, is the murderous
and devilish life-syles of Islamic Terrorists who answer Satan's call
to follow him in raping, pillaging, beheading Christians and Jews and
dying as suicide bombers!
saith the Lord God: Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom and
perfect in beauty. Thou
hast been in Eden the Garden of God:
every precious stone was thy covering...the workmanship of the
and of thy pipes
was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
“Thou art the
anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon
the holy mountain of God: thou hast walked up and down in the midst
of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day
that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee...
hast SINNED: therefore will I cast thee as profane out of the
mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O
from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine
heart was lifted up because of thy Beauty, thou hast corrupted thy
wisdom because of thy Wisdom by reason of thy brightness:
will cast thee to the ground...” (Ezek.28: 12-17)
laid out the case against Lucifer. He had been the Covering Cherub,
the guardian of God's throne and full of wisdom and beauty, until the
day that he sinned. He led a revolt against the Almighty and was
judged and cast out of Heaven.
believe that in the distant past, Lucifer had been given charge of
planet earth and planned his assault on God's throne from there. And
when he was cast out of Heaven to the earth, God made the earth a
wilderness. Others believe that Lucifer's wrath was so great that he
Genesis record states: “In
the beginning God created the heaven and earth.”
It appears that God created the heaven and earth perfect, but
something happened to make the earth a wilderness. “And
the earth was without form an void.”
Then, God recreated the earth.
FRUITFUL, MUTIPLY & REPLENISH!
said to Adam and Eve: “Be
fruitful, and multiply, and
(Gen.1:28). That speaks of the earth being inhabited at an earlier
time. Only God knows, however, the Gap Theory makes sense.
is what Isaiah
recorded: “How art thou Fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer,
son of the morning! How are thou cut down to the ground, which didst
weaken the nations!
thou hast said in thine heart, I
ascend into Heaven, I
my throne above the stars of God: I
sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the
above the heights of the clouds; I
like the Most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the
sides of the pit.
that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee
saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, and did shake
made the world as a Wilderness
and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his
Prisoners? (Is.14: 12-17)
the Isle of Patmos, ST. JOHN was given this amazing revelation: “And
there was WAR in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the
dragon; and the dragon fought against his angels, and prevailed not;
neither was their place found again in Heaven.
the great dragon was cast out, that old Serpent called the Devil, and
Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the
earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud
voice saying in Heaven: Now is come salvation, and strength, and the
Kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of
the brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and
they OVERCAME him by the BLOOD OF THE LAMB, and by the word of their
testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore
rejoice, ye Heavens and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitors
of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you,
having great wrath because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”
(Rev. 12: 7-12)
BEST NEWS OF ALL!
the seventy returned again with joy saying, Lord, even the devils are subject
unto us through Thy NAME.
And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning FALL
from Heaven. Behold, I give unto you POWER
to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the
and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10: 17-20)
these SIGNS shall follow them that believe; In My Name shall they
cast our devils...they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall
(Mark 16: 15-20)
this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the
works of the Devil.” (1 John 3: 8): “Forasmuch then as the
children are partakers of flesh and blood, He (Jesus)
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.”
John saw it all in a vision given to him by Jesus Christ: “I
saw an angel come down from Heaven, having the Key of the Bottomless
Pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon,
that old Serpent which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a
“And cast him into
the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and put a seal on him, that he
should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be
fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.”
the Devil that deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and
Brimstone, where the Beast (Antichrist)
and the False Prophet are and shall be tormented day and night
forever and ever.
I saw a great White Throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face
the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for
them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the
books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the BOOK of
LIFE: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written
in the books, according to their works.
“And death and
Hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And
whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the
Lake of Fire.”