Tuesday, April 19, 2016

By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
     It is evident beyond contradictions that God loves us with a pure agape love that is beyond understanding and without precedent! 
     No intelligent person would argue that Almighty God by giving His Son as a Sacrifice to redeem sinful Mankind through His vicarious death, was not an act of pure love! 
    Our first parents had fallen for the lies of the rebellious former archangel Lucifer, who had led a disastrous revolt against Heaven and the righteous rule of Almighty God Himself!
     When the hammer fell, judgment was swift. Lucifer and one third of the holy angels who had corrpted themselves by joining the rebellion, were cast out of Heaven. 
      After God had created Man in His own image and likeness and placed him in the Garden of Eden, the lying Devil sought them out and deceived Eve into disobeying their Creator. Adam followed his wife, even though he knew better.
    God prophesied Satan's total defeat at the hands of His Son, the Coming Deliverer, Who would be conceived supernaturally and born of a Jewish virgin:            
   "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise (crush) thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel." (Gen.3:15)
    God the Son would be incarnated (God in human flesh), to save Mankind through His vicarious death and glorious resurrection, which would meet the demands of Divine Justice against Adam and his posterity thereby satisfying the Courts of Heaven.
        For thousands of years, prophets, kings, scholars and wise men have sought to understand God. Zophar asked: 
     "Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea." (Job 11: 7-9)
    JOB, whom God called a righteous man, said: "Behold, God is great, and we know Him not, neither can the number of His years be searched out." (Job 36:26) 
    ISAIAH states: "Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being His counsellor hath taught Him? All nations before Him are as nothing: and they are accounted to Him as less than NOTHING, and vanity. 
     "To whom then will ye liken God?.. or what likeness will ye compare unto Him? Have ye not known? Have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?
      Satan cannot create anything except confusion, lies and more lies. He promised Adam and Eve that if they rebelled against their Creator, Who is pure truth, love and light, they would become wise and know everything. What did they receive? 
     They discovered that they were naked and were suddenly filled with fear. They were driven out of the Garden, their fellowship with their Creator was broken and the final outcome was sickness, pain, sorrow and death!
      MARTIN LUTHER said: "By 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 words of others?"             The Bible says: "It is He that sitteth on the circle of the earth (a round earth), and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a  tent to dwell in." (Is. 40: 17, 18, 21,22)
     A lot of the so-called intellectuals have lied about God for many years, meanwhile, they were spiritual dwarfs. They spread the damnable lie that the Bible taught a flat earth. This showed their stupidity and ignorance! ISAIAH taught a round earth 750 years before Christ!
    And the God-man Jesus Christ, also taught a ROUND EARTH: He stated: "In that DAY, he that shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
      When it is night on one side of the earth, it is day on the other side of the earth! Jesus was stating that the earth is spherical!
       "I tell you, in that NIGHT there shall be two men in one bed: the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding together (DAY); the one shall be taken, and the other left. two men shall be in the field (DAY); the one taken, and the other left." (Luke 17: 31-36)
            NEARLY 2,000 YEARS AGO JESUS CAME!
     The Bible declares: "For I know My thoughts for you, saith the Lord plans to prosper you, and not to harm you plans to give you a Hope and a Future." (Jer. 29:11).
     Again the Scriptures say: "For the Lord is a sun and a shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that wallk uprightly." (Ps.84:11)
    God has always shown His great compassion for His creation. During the time of JOB and ISAIAH, the WORD of God came only through revelation  to certain prophets. When the fulness of time came, however, Almighty God sent His only begotten Son to this earth to save us, destroy the Devil's work, build His Church, and reveal Himself to the world.
     God sent His Only Begotten Son to show us the way back to Him. He offers us eternal life, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit and Fellowship with Him and His children everywhere! God the Son came to earth to reveal to us His great love for us, so that He could become our Father also. 
    In view of the awesome judgment of God upon sinners who reject the mercy, love and grace of God and who despise His goodness toward them in the Person of Jesus Christ, Who paid the supreme penalty for their redemption, I am deeply saddened at their spiritual blindness and pray that they will repent before it is too late!
     In His great LOVE for humanity, the Creator reached out to Israel in compassin and mercy: "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.
     "If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: but if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord spoken it." (Is.1: 18,19)
     JESUS invites: "Come unto Me all ye who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matt.11:28); 
    "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten So  that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlating life." (John 3: 16)
     "For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." (John 3:17,18)
       May God's amazing Grace, magnanimous Love, bountiful Mercy, oceanic Peace, unquestionable Longsuffering, omnipitant Power, infallible Justice, omnicient Wisdom, undeniable Compassion, indescribable Joy and His unfailing Faithfulness be and abide with us all until our Lord Jesus Returns! Amen.