Tuesday, August 30, 2016

After 35 Years Mormon Bishop Leaves: 
Is Born Again, Filled with the Holy Spirit
and his Medical Doctor verifies that
He is no longer a Diabetic!
Dr. Max Solbrekken interviews Mark Laubman on 
Camrose TV News Channel January, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Dr. Max Solbrekken was known as Canada's Missionary Evangelist in 1973. He had taken Christ's Gospel to multitudes across the world since 1965. Through several supernatural events, my husband was led to Valletta Malta where God used him to open that nation to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After his visit to the Roman Catholic Archbishop Monsignor Michael Gunzi, he was welcomed to conduct the first ever Gospel Crusade in Malta and became the First Protestant Minister in 1,000 years to preach Jesus Christ in Malta! How amazing and wonderful. All Glory to God! - Donna Solbrekken

   Max Solbrekken standing on a rock at the very spot where St. Paul came ashore after the shipwreck in 60 A.D. Max Solbrekken made history on December 4. 1973 when he became the first Protestant Minister to preach the Gospel publicly to the Maltese people. He broke a 1,000 year-old law that forbade anyone except  a Roman Catholic priest to preach in Malta. That law was put into place by the Knights of Malta 1,000 years earlier to keep out the Muslim hordes. In 1973, Jehovah Witnesses were imprisoned for going from door to door.  
     After preaching to the Roman Catholic Archbishop His Grace Monsignor Michael Gunzi for about 20 minutes, he warmly offered Max Solbrekken his hand saying: "I wish you the very best success in preaching the Gospel of Jesus to the Maltese people."  
    The Canadian Preacher was invited to meet the Chief of Police, Mr. Enoch Tonna for a private meeting, in which  he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour. Shortly thereafter the 1,000 year-old law was abrogated, and since that time there has been complete religious freedom in Malta.
     Dr. Max Solbrekken regrets that there is a Muslim Mosque as well as a J.W. Kingdom Hall in Malta, however, there are many Gospel Churches in Valetta and throughout Malta! Amen.
Max Solbrekken with His Grace Michael Gunzi
Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church in
Valletta, Malta, December 4, 1973
Rev. Max Solbrekken with Chief of Police at
Valletta, Malta on December 4, 1973
Rev. David Wolfe, Chaplain to Norwegian sailors
with Rev. Max Solbrekken on December 5, 1973, 
at the spot where St. Paul came ashore holding 
on to the ship's wreckage in 60 A.D.
Max Solbrekken with statue of St. Paul
A humble Pastor asking for prayer!
Rev. Max Solbrekken prays for leading
Pastor of the Large Cathedral in Valletta.
St. Paul's statue in prominent places
                                     TO GOD BE THE GLORY IN JESUS'

Saturday, August 27, 2016

By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
     The vanity of human sophistication, the shallowness of human pride and the stupidity and ignorance of celebrated human accomplishment, without giving thanks and praise to Almighty God, is in itself an indictment of the Human Race!
   The callousness, crassness and deviousness of the pinheads in academia, politics, philosophy, business and religion have certainly gone over the top in their rebellion against common sense, moral values, godly ethics and Christ's Gospel! 
     How sad that the creature rebels against the Creator, the dying against the life Giver, the impure against the Holy, the sick against the Healer and the weak against the Strong!
BLAISE PASCAL was a French mathematician, inventor, philosopher and theologian (1623-1662). His amazing insights into God, creation, man, life and death found in his book Pensees are some of the most honest, profound and politically incorrect written by human hand.
    The Encyclopedia Britannica states that, “Blaise Pascal believed man's wretchedness is explicable only as an effect of the Fall and that for Pascal as for St. Paul, Jesus Christ is the second Adam inconceivable without the first.” Pascal believed that the events described in the Book of Genesis were actual historical events!
                               BLAISE PASCAL'S BELIEF IN CHRIST!
     Pascal stated: “For after all, what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity. All in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinity far from understanding either...There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God the Creator made known through Christ.”
    “The two principals of truth, Reason and Senses, are not only both not genuine, but are engaged in mutual deception. The Senses deceive Reason through false appearances and the senses.”
   Regarding FAITH, Pascal wrote: “The heart has its reasons which reason does not know. We feel it in a thousand things. It is the heart which experiences God and not Reason. This then is Faith: God felt by the heart, not by Reason.”
    The Scientific Premium Company wrote: “After days of bickering, Ben Franklin told the First Congress that no nation has ever existed without the approval of God. If God builds the house, it will stand; if not, it will fall. Therefore every session should be opened with prayer, and we should have a sermon every 4th. of July. George Washington agreed. First Congress agreed. They then had ORDER instead of CHAOS. This nation is still standing because GOD built the house.” Our, schoolhouses too, must be restored to God.
    King Solomon prayed, “O Lord our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth! Who hast set Thy glory above the heavens. When I consider Thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained;
    “What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? And the son of man that Thou visitest him? For Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and has crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands: Thou has put all things under his feet. O Lord our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth!” (Psalms 8: 1; 3-6,9)
   JOHN WESLEY, the Founder of the Methodist Church, stated: “I am a creation of a day, passing through life, as an arrow through the air. I am a spirit come from God, and returning to God: Just hovering over the great gulf; till a few moments hence, I am no more seen I drop into an unchangeable eternity.
   “I want to know one thing, the way to Heaven: How to land safely on that Happy Shore. God Himself has condescended to teach the way; for this very end, He came from Heaven. He has written it down in a BOOK! Oh, give me that Book! At any price, give me the Book of God! I have it: here is knowledge enough for me. Let me a man of one BOOK.”
    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.
   “But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews, and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” (1 Cor.1:17,18, 23,24)
For many years the Christian Church has presented the claims of Jesus Christ to be able to save lost souls, heal the sick and liberate the suffering and wounded, granting Eternal Life on the basis of His shed blood, vicarious death and glorious resurrection.
   In his book, 'The Cruciality of the Cross', DR. HENRY MABIE writes: “The Greek word used by Paul in 1 Cor.1:8 is Logos... “not preaching but” the subject matter of preaching; with the very essence of that which was to be preached; with the Logos of the Cross, which constitutes a rational, its Divine Reason which he declares to be the Wisdom of God.
     This Logos of the Cross is conceived by Paul to be the Key which Unlocks the Riddle of the Universe, Solves all Mysteries and Reconciles all things. A subject Matter so magnanimous: The sacrificial death of the incarnated (God in human flesh) Son of God to redeem the world, is a subject matter so powerful, so magnanimous and so incomprehensible that mortal man can only stand in Holy Awe at it immensity, enormity and grandiose love that we are left speechless!”
    The Blood of Jesus Christ which He freely gave for sinful, rebellious and guilty hell-bound sinners, purges our conscience from all guilt, delivers us from the power of sin and liberates us from Satan and his evil Kingdom for time and eternity.
    The BIBLE states emphatically that Jesus of Nazareth was God the Son, Who created the universe and that He died as God's Paschal Lamb to save us. The Cross solves all the mysteries of God, and who we are, why we are here and our immense worth to Him. It solves the problems of dying without hope for eternity. 
    The vicarious death and glorious resurrection of Christ reconciles God and man creating a blessed harmony between us. It also reconciles man with his fellows, as the blood of Christ forgives sinners and the Holy Spirit brings a divine love into our hearts for one another!
    As Dr. Henry Mabie states, “The Lagos of the Cross is conceived by Paul to be the key which unlocks the riddle of the universe, solves all mysteries and reconciles all things.” I agree one hundred per cent with that analysis and community which is the greatest I have ever heard, but it still does not go far enough!
    It doesn't begin to cover the eternal consequences of the Incarnation, Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ Jesus our Lord, Creator and God. St. Paul came closer when he wrote, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither has entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.” (1 Cor.2: 9)
    Just before His ascension to Heaven, our Lord gave the Church His work plan, orders and His promises to His followers. He said: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to 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 upon the sick and they shall recover.” (Mark 16:15-18)
   The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the glad tidings that Light is come into a world of Darkness, that Peace is come into a world of Turmoil; that Healing has come into a world of Sickness, that Love has come into a world of Hate; that forgiveness has come into a world of Sin and Life has come into a world of Death!
    And that Freedom has come into a world of Bondage and Slaves are made Free through Jesus Christ, the Liberator of the human race. And that Light, Peace, Healing, Love, Forgiveness, Life Freedom, Liberty and Eternal Life is none other than JESUS CHRIST Himself, the Eternal Son of the Living God, crucified for us, risen from the dead and soon to Return for us. Amen.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

by Rev. Max Solbrekken, D.D.
    Every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before. Every day with Jesus, I love Him more and more. Jesus saves and keeps me and He's the One I'm waiting for. Every day with Jesus is sweeter that the day before!
    More and more, I find myself singing the old hymns and humming the Bible choruses we sang as children. Unfortunately, many little children today do not have the same opportunity to learn the things of God because of parent's neglect and the church's failure to teach them.
    J. Edgar Hoover, former Director of the F.B.I. stated: “Children that are brought up in Sunday school are seldom brought up in Court.”
    Jesus Christ said: “...Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the Gospel's, the same shall save it.
    “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose His own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8: 34-37)
                                      A REAL WORLD OUT THERE!
    This life doesn't offer many free lunches or instant successes. Our sojourn on Planet Earth is mostly a series of trials, errors and hard work!
     Often success only comes on the heels of disappointment and failure. We live in a real world, with very few born into instant money, privilege and position.
    For most of us, it's a day to day "bump and grind" existence, with only a minuscule chance of winning a Loto 649 and living the fantasy life projected on TV commercials.
But hard work has never hurt anyone and a little strain, stress and sweat is really quite healthy. The old adage, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again", is good advice indeed!
    Abraham Lincoln ran for public office several times and was defeated. He did not give up however, and finally was elected President of the USA and became renowned as one of America's greatest leaders.
   Theologian, Dr. Kenneth Taylor sought in vain for a publisher to print his new paraphrase of the Holy Bible. He organized Tyndale House Publishers and has sold more than 35 million copies of the 'Living Bible'.
   Science fiction writer, Frank Herbert who authored the galactic epic, 'Dune', was turned down by 20 publishers before his manuscript was finally accepted. His run-away-book has sold over 12 million copies.
   If we turn our mistakes and failures into stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks, the experiences we go through are reversed from negative to positive!
    But if we take the low road of complaining, sulking and blaming people, it becomes a long term aggravation that eats like a cancer. The Bible says, "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he". Here's a poem that reinforces that truth:


"If you think you're beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't
If you'd like to win, but you think you can't,
It's almost a cinch you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you've lost;
For out in the world you find
Success begins with a fellow's will,
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you're outclassed, you are;
You've got to think high to rise.
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the fellow who thinks he can."

    St. Paul stated emphatically, "I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me". (Phil. 4:13). And Jesus said, "All things are possible to him that believes". (Mark 9:23)
    We must come to God, in simple faith, believing that Christ's victory over Satan, death and Hell has purchased our freedom!
     Jesus said, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For everyone that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened". (Matt. 7:7-8)
     Four things that most people are vitally concerned about are:
PEACE OF MIND. This comes through the knowledge of salvation, with the forgiveness of sins and the removing of guilt. Jesus said, "My peace I give unto you". (John 14:27)
PROTECTION OF ONE'S HOME & FAMILY. The Bible says, "There shall no evil befall you and no plague shall come nigh unto your dwelling". (Ps. 91:10). The angels of God protect His people.
SECURITY OF ONE'S JOB. The Bible tells us not to be concerned about tomorrow for He shall bless us with abundance. If we put Him first, He has promised to prosper and bless the work of our hands. (Luke 6:38; Matt. 6:33)
CONTINUED GOOD HEALTH. When Jesus died on the cross, He purchased our healing for the Bible states, "He was wounded for our transgressions...and with His stripes we are healed". (Is. 53:5; Matt. 8:16-17)
    The Bible says: “TRUST in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. DELIGHT thyself also in the Lord, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. COMMIT thy way unto the Lord, trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. REST in the Lord and wait patiently for Him...” (Ps. 37: 3-7)
    The key is in not giving up. We must make our request to God, seek His Word for an answer and keep knocking until we receive. That's real faith!
     Here's a beautiful poem that I hope will inspire you!

I've dreamed many dreams that never came true
I've seen them vanish at dawn
But enough of my dreams have come true, thank God
To make me want to dream on!

I've prayed many prayers when no answer came
Though I waited patiently and long
But answers have come to enough of my prayers, thank God
To make me want to pray on!

I've trusted many a friend who failed me
And left me to weep all alone
But enough of my friends have been true blue, thank God
To make me want to trust on!

I've sown many seeds that fell by the way
For the birds of the air to feed on
But I've held enough golden sheaves in my hands, thank God
To make me want to sow on!

I've drunk of the cup of disappointment and pain
I've gone even days without song
But I've sipped enough nectar from the roses of life, thank God
To make me want to live on!

Here's a sobering little poem which tells the true story of life:


Charming childhood,
teachable teens,
tender twenties,
tireless thirties,
fiery forties,
forceful fifties,
serious sixties,
sacred seventies,
aching eighties,
shortening breath,
death, sod, God!

Let us never lose faith in Jesus Christ, for only He is able to give real meaning to life and death! Amen.

Friday, August 19, 2016


Destroying the Works of Satan!

                                      By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
     “No man can enter into a strong man´s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.” (Mark 3: 27)
     Jesus was controversial, because He was not like other men. He healed the sick and cast out devils! He spoke the Word of God with power and He practiced what He preached! He was holiness personified! He preached the truth because He is the Truth and there is no lie in Him! (John 14: 6)
     Jesus challenged His enemies: “Which of you convinces Me of sin?” (John 8: 46). The police who were sent to arrest Him, returned saying: “Never man spoke like this man.” (John 7: 46). 
   He was a man of authority and not as the scribes! He confounded the leading theologians with His great wisdom. The Scripture says: “No man dared to ask Him any further questions.” (Matt.22: 46). Consequently, they “hated Him without a cause” and crucified Him as a common criminal on Golgotha! (John 15: 25)
                         CONTROVERSIAL AND NO COMPROMISE!
    Jesus´ followers are also controversial, because they are not like other men! They are born again and filled with the Holy Spirit. They speak the truth with great authority and power. They live exemplary lives before the world. They obey the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and preach the Gospel, heal the sick and cast out devils in His name!
    They do not compromise or seek to placate the politically correct, prejudiced and bigoted “enemies of the cross”. Consequently, His followers are often hated and called inclusive, intolerant and insensitive! The world will never understand the Church and our mandate to preach the Gospel to all the world!
      Jesus said: “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated Me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of this world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” (John 15: 18-19; Matt.10: 24, 25).
     He stated: “Remember the Word that I said unto you. The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted Me, they will persecute you; if they have kept My sayings, they will keep your also. But all these things will they do unto you for My name’s sake, because they know not Him that sent Me.” (John 15: 20, 21)
     St. Paul declared: “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Cor.2: 14);
    "But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are.” (1 Cor.1: 27, 28).
    The Bible says: “But the wisdom that is from Above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good works, without partiality, and without hypocrisy,” (James 3: 17) while the wisdom from below is sensual and devilish! (v. 15)
                                BINDING THE STRONG MAN!
      U.S. President George W. Bush was asked some years ago, whom he considered to be the greatest philosopher. He answered: “Jesus Christ.” When asked why he felt that way, he very calmly and firmly stated: “He changed my heart. He changed my life.”
     Then they asked him how he was able to quit drinking at the age of forty. Again, he confounded them with his answer: “Jesus came into my heart. I was born again!" When asked to explain his answer, he simply replied: “If it has happened to you, you will know. If not, you will not understand!”
     Jesus was accused of casting out devils by the power of Satan! In answering that unholy accusation, our Lord simply stated what any thinking person without a bias would understand: “How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand but hath an end.” (Mark 3:23- 26)
    Everywhere Jesus Christ went, He healed the SICK and cast out EVIL spirits from those who were bound and tormented: “And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto Him ALL that were diseased and them that were possessed with devils. And He healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew Him.” (Mark 1: 32-34)
     The Ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ was composed of preaching, teaching, healing and casting out demons from those who were tormented, oppressed and possessed. The words and actions of our Lord show how much compassion He had, and consequentially still has!
     “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: 38, 39)
     He knew His calling and He fulfilled His mission! He did His Father's will perfectly and showed us His Father's mercy, grace and kindness. He was moved with Compassion upon the poor, needy, fearful, tormented and sick, and He HEALED them all.
      In the Lord's Prayer we see the heart of Jesus: “...Thy Kingdom come. Thy WILL be done in Earth as it is in Heaven...” (Matt.6:10). We know that there is NO sin, sickness, fear or torment in Heaven. That is why He healed the SICK and cast out EVIL spirits.           These things are foreign to Heaven. They are the fruit of Lucifer's High Treason against the Almighty!
                           CHRIST'S LOVE FLOWED TO OTHERS!
     Our Lord was showing His hatred for sin, fear, sickness and death by healing the sick and raising the dead! And He was giving us a little taste of what it will be like in His Heavenly Kingdom. He came to earth to show us His Father's heart and to make His Father our Father. COMPASSION flowed out from Him to others:
    “And Jesus went 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)
     His battle against Satan the fallen archangel and enemy of God and man, intensified as He ordained twelve Disciples and later seventy more to do the exact work that He was doing. He was
also laying out the 'Pattern' and 'Work Order' for the Church He would build after His ascension to Heaven and the outpouring of the Blessed Holy Spirit.
    “And when He had called unto Him 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. 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.10:1, 7,8)
                         I GIVE YOU POWER OVER THE ENEMY!
      “After these things, the Lord appointed other SEVENTY also, and sent them two and two before His face into every city and place, whither He Himself would come. 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)
     “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us in 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 enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10: 17-19)
      Jesus made a powerful statement regarding casting out unclean spirits. He calls Satan a strong man and so he is. He has great power over those who allow him access to their spirit, mind or body. He cannot, however, forcefully take anyone captive unless they have played into his hand and invited him to have fellowship with them through acts of disobedience and rebellion to God.
     Our Saviour stated: “No man can enter into a strong man´s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.” (Mark 3: 27). Not only did Jesus state that “the Enemy” was a strong man who had taken many unsuspecting souls into captivity, but also that He was the Stronger Man who was able to overpower him and “spoil his house”, meaning to liberate those captive souls.
    Speaking to Cornelius the Roman Centurion, St. Peter declared: “How that Jesus of Nazareth went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil, for God was with Him.” (Acts 10: 38).
     Satan had oppressed the people but Jesus loosed them from their oppressors by casting out demons from those bound by Satan's chains of oppression, sickness and pain!
     On the Day of Pentecost, St. Peter stated: “Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
    “Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having LOOSED the pains of death because it was not possible that He should be holden of it.” (Acts 2: 22-24)
                            DEATH COULD NOT HOLD JESUS!
    Why was it impossible for death to hold Jesus? He was Sinless! If there would have been one sin in Him, Death and Hades would have held Him captive until the Day of Judgment! And because He had power over death and Hades, He “led captivity captive” and released the souls which were with Him in Hades on the Third Day, as David had prophesied. (Ps. 68:18; Eph.  4:8)
     “For David speaketh concerning Him, I FORESAW THE LORD always before my face ...He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ that His soul was not left in hell (Hades), neither His flesh did see corruption. This JESUS hath God raised up, whereof we are all witnesses.” (Acts 2: 25-32)
     As David prophesied about Christ, the Heavens were open and he actually saw His face and saw Him rising from the dead. And the word Hell used in the King James Version is actually the Greek word for Hades. Jesus did not go to Hell, but to Abraham's Bosom which is called Paradise, from which He ascended! (Luke 16: 22-26)
    Jesus of Nazareth was incarnated (God in human flesh), therefore without sin. As the Lamb of God, He took upon Himself the sins of the world - past, present and future! The pascal lamb was slain on Israel's altar for their sins on the Day of Atonement, likewise, God's Pascal Lamb took upon Himself the world's sins.
    The Bible says: “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 ye were HEALED.” (1 Peter 2: 24);
     “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus Who gave Himself a RANSOM for all...” (1 Tim.2: 5,6); “For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give HIS LIFE a RANSOM for many.” (Mark 10:45)
    “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being MADE A CURSE for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a TREE.” (Gal.3: 13); “The God of our Fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a TREE.” (Acts 5:30);
     “And we are witnesses of all the things which He did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; Whom they slew and hanged on a TREE: Him God raised up the third day...” (Acts 10: 39, 40)
    “Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for His own sins, and then for thy people's: for this He did once, when He offered up Himself.” (Heb.7: 27); “For then must He often have suffered since the foundation of the world, but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away Sin by the Sacrifice of Himself.” (Heb. 9:26)
                           GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD!
    ISAIAH saw Him suffer, bleed and die for our sins: “Surely, He hath BORNE our sicknesses (griefs) and CARRIED our pains (sorrows).: 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 everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid upon Him the iniquity of us all.
    “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him, He hath put Him to grief: when Thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin.. He shall see the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied: by His Knowledge shall My righteous Servant justify many; for He shall bear the iniquities.” (Is. 53: 4-12)
     He identified Himself with us as He bare our sins. Israel's paschal lamb was examined for three days and was declared perfect in all respects. JESUS also had been examined for three years by God and men and found faultless! If He had not been without fault and perfect in every respect, He would not been able to be the PROPITIATION (satisfaction, covering, expiation) for our sins.
     In order to pay the total price and meet the Demands of Divine Justice in the courts of Heaven, the incarnated Son of God had to bear the sins of the entire world and shed His pure and righteous blood through His vicarious death for us all. While Jesus of Nazareth was dying in our stead, God the Father was judging His only Son on our behalf and the Holy Spirit was in Jesus Christ reconciling the world unto Himself.
                       IT IS FINISHED; IT IS FULFILLED; IT IS PAID!
     Speaking in Greek, Jesus shouted out His Victory Cry, 'Tetelestai', taken from the 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.” His work of Redemption was finished. He had brought to an end Satan's domination over the human race. He had fulfilled all the Old Testament Prophecies about Himself and He had purchased our total Salvation!
    His life-giving BLOOD was flowing. He had opened the fountain for sin and uncleanness as foretold by the prophet: “In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and uncleanness.” (Zech. 13: 1)
     Immediately, the Heavenly Father left the Holy of Holies, ripping the veil in two from top to bottom and rendering it ineffective. The blood of bulls and goats would no longer have any value, and the sacrificial system had become obsolete.
    God's Paschal Lamb had been sacrificed once and for all time, and the Fountain of blood was opened for sin and uncleanness. The Old Testament types had been fulfilled in Jesus of Nazareth, the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. The Blood of Jesus Christ, God's pascal Lamb would for all time atone for sins!
    He knew His work was over and His Father's Name was glorified, so He prayed, “Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit”. Immediately he was met by Moses, Elijah and the prophets as His spirit soared into Abraham's Bosom called called Paradise! And the thief who had believed on Him there on the Cross, also joined the righteous dead! (Luke 23: 42-46; 25: 25)
    Christ's Victory over sin, death and the devil is Permanent. He had come to earth as God's Paschal Lamb for the express purpose of meeting the demands of Divine Justice in the Courts of Heaven, by shedding His precious and holy blood to redeem the human race!
    The angels of God sang in triumph, Satan and his demons trembled in fear, and believers in Christ exulted with joy, when Jesus rose from the dead! God's Peace was now given to troubled minds, His Mercy was freely imputed to repentant sinners and His Grace was poured out upon mankind! Redemption had come to the fallen sons of Adam and Eve through the mercy, love and grace of Jesus Christ our Lord!
     His Victory was eternal, purchasing not only forgiveness of sins, peace for troubled minds, divine healing for diseased bodies and joy for sorrowing hearts, but also Life Everlasting for all who would receive His abundant love, grace and mercy!
    Our spirits exult with JOY in the amazing presence of the blessed Holy Spirit, given liberally to us all, through our Heavenly Father's everlasting gift of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord! Amen.