"GOD HEALED MY NECK COMPLETELY, AS YOU SAID HE WOULD. HE HAS BLESSED ME WITH AN AWESOME JOB."
Says Ken Dillman, Edmonton, AB
Ken and Sylvia Dillman
I want to share this latest of many testimonies in my life.
I have had neck problems going back to November 2016. I hoped it would just get better but it only got worse. By April 2017 I was in so much pain, sharp pain. I went to chiropractor and finally a doctor. He gave me pills, ex-rays and found my neck had pinched nerves. I was sent to a physiotherapist. Some relief but not much. It wasn't going to get better.
I started to go to Max Solbrekken's tent meetings. One night Max prayed. He told me by the end of the tent meetings, the Lord will heal me.
He also prayed for a job for me as I had little work. I was out of work for 7 month all total.
The Lord told my wife Sylvia to tell me "desperation leads to foolishness"
Then the job offers started to come in. I waited for the job that I knew God would send.
It was difficult not to be desperate but at times I was. I had been a fool in the past with God and didn't want to be a fool again. God lined up a job I never even applied for.
I got a call from a hiring company out of Calgary. They had a job and wondered if I would go for an interview. It was with a major Oil Company.
God blessed me with an awesome job. One I thought I would never have a chance to get.
Thank you: To all of those who helped and to God/Jesus/Holy Ghost for making these Tent Meetings a blessing for so many.
- Ken Dillman
Ken plays His Jewish shofar (ram's horn) to the Lord
today are groping in the darkness of despair as they journey down
life’s road toward eternity!
have not found the way of true happiness and joy and are searching
for peace and an answer to life’s problems, heartaches and ills. Many others have known the true essence of life but somehow have gone
astray, lost the way and are haphazardly adrift on the sea of life.
saying goes, “When in Rome do as the Romans do”, or
“Follow the crowd”. The great bulk of humanity are
doing just that. They are following the crowd. Take the easy way
out or the path of least resistance. The sad part is that the crowd
is not always right, and the path of least resistance is often the
wrong path which becomes a rut into which the journeyer finds himself
bogged down. Chained by bad habits and inability to say “No”
to evil suggestions and fettered by wicked companions, such a person
becomes an easy mark for Satan.
dear friend, perhaps you are one of the restless multitudes in this
rut, the broad road that the Bible speaks of which will eventually
take you to doom and damnation in Hell, unless you repent of your
sins and get off this road.
Bible says: “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man; but
the end thereof are the ways of death”. (Prov. 16:25)
seems natural to do what others are doing, however, the natural man
is often motivated by the lusts, greed and prides of this wicked
world. The Carnal man is sinful and out of fellowship with the
righteousness of God. Therefore, the natural man is at enmity with
word states: “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for
it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” (Rom.
8:7); “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the
friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will
be a friend of the world is the enemy of God,” (James 4:4)
man cannot do good unless God intervenes and changes his nature
through the process of new birth: “Jesus answered and said unto
him, verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he
cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)
around and follow the current events in the news media to realize
that this world is corrupt and continually getting worse with wars,
social and political upheavals, increases in the crime rate,
immorality, sex perversion and broken homes.
THE CROWD: BAD IDEA!
other words, the CROWD is corrupt and getting worse. If you follow
this crowd you will find yourself in bad company and serious trouble
Bible says, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate,
and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be
which go in thereat. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the
way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it”.
urged, “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say
unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able”. (Luke
13:24). To strive means to “put some effort” into finding the
must be very important to enter the straight gate or Jesus would not
have admonished us to STRIVE TO ENTER IN. The reason is that the
wrong road leads to an eternal hell, and the right one takes you to
Heaven. The Bible says: “Wide is the gate, and broad is the
way, that leadeth to destruction and many there be which go in
are on this broad road because the gate is wide enough to take in
everyone, regardless of a person’s wickedness, evil habits or
unrighteous companions. There is plenty of room, and no questions
asked - that is of course, until it is too late to get off. The
murderer travels this road together with the gambler, drunkard, liar
is the broad road and is easy travelling because this road has a
slight downward grade, although not very noticeable at the start.
The self-righteous Church member who has never been saved together
with the modernistic theologian, the atheist and the communist, all
have plenty of room to travel without even rubbing shoulders, because
the road is so wide.
alcoholic, drug user, the unfaithful, deceptive wife or husband, rich
and poor, well and sick, young and old, respected and despised,
educated and illiterate, bond and free, all may travel.
is thrown to the winds and off you go merrily on your way - the music
blares and you sail along! TRAVEL NOW - PAY LATER, SEEMS TO BE THE
SLOGAN - Yes, this is the broad road to destruction. JESUS warns you
to get off it NOW. Don't stay on it a minute longer. Jump off it
immediately and enter the Straight Gate onto the NARROW Road that
leads to LIFE and Eternal Bliss!
YOU KNOW WHICH ROAD YOU ARE ON?
may ask, “How do I know which road I am on?” I am glad you ask
that question, because I have the answer for you. The Bible says,
“All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. (Rom.
3:23) “There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Rom. 2:10)
“Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother
conceive me”. (Psalms 51:5)
Scripture tells us that through Adam’s transgression the whole
human race was plunged into sin. “Wherefore, as by one man sin
entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon
all men, for that all have sinned.” (Rom. 5:12) Through the
Scripture we see that everyone is born in sin and because of the
fall, the human race inherited the stigma of sin.
we learn that man’s nature is sinful and he is a sinner by choice.
The Bible says: “All we, like sheep, have gone astray; we have
turned every one to his own way; the Lord hath laid on him the
iniquity of us all.”( Isaiah 53:6) ; “The heart is deceitful
above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jer.
fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. They are corrupt, they
have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The Lord
looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there
were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside,
they are all together become filthy; there is none that doeth good,
no, not one.” (Psalms 14:1-3)
have now established the fact that all human beings are sinners, not
only by birth and nature, but also by choice. Jesus exhorts everyone
to, “Enter into the strait gate”, because everyone naturally is
on the broad road to start with, and must turn off to get on the
A SINNER MUST DO TO GO TO HELL IS TO CONTINUE WHAT HE IS DOING, but
there is a way of escape. There is a way out and salvation is
available for everyone who believes and turns to the Lord. Jesus
Christ came to redeem us and save us from our sins, the power of
Satan and the broad road.
souls must call out to God for mercy, receive His wonderful salvation
- purchased by Christ’s blood and get on the narrow road and enter
the straight gate which takes us to Heaven. Jesus said: “Except
a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of
God”. (John 3: 5)
is your answer - All those who have not had a personal encounter with
Jesus Christ, been born again by the incorruptible Word of God and by
the Spirit of God and had their sins washed away by “the precious
blood”, is on the broad road and lost in their sins!
VERY MANY ARE GOING TO BE SAVED!
Bible states that because, “Wide is the gate and broad is the
road”, many will go in thereat. The broad road is crowded with
journeyers travelling toward their doom and destruction.
7:14, the Bible declares, “Because strait is the gate and narrow is
the way which leadeth unto life and few there be that find it”. He
asked how many would be saved? He answered: “Strive to enter in at
the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in,
and shall not be able”. (Luke 13:24)
Gate to Heaven is straight - no crookedness can enter there. Foolish
pride must be swept away. There is no room for human reasoning
because the gate will not move, be enlarged or slanted to take in the
new ideology, theories or curricula of sinful, carnal humanity. Some
preach that there are many ways to be saved and gain admittance into
the Kingdom of God.
is utterly false. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the
Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.”
did not say, I am one of the ways, but He said I AM THE WAY. No
wonder our Lord said, “Strait is the gate”, for that gate will
not bend or expand to accept any other doctrines or beliefs except
the words, teachings and doctrine of Jesus Christ, the Son of the
The gate that Jesus spoke of will not conform or change
to fit the traditions or customs of a changing world and a carnal,
secular society. NO, THANK GOD! The Gate that leads to God and
Heaven is FIXED forever and is as unchanging as God Himself.
entering this gate must humble himself, and in order to enter the
straight gate must do so on his knees leaving behind him all his
unbelief, pride, lust and greed. There is no room for excess baggage
as the individual passes through this gate. Webster’s Dictionary
defines the word “straight” as Jesus used it here as, “Being
in a right line”.
right line is God’s way - none other will do!
hymn writer penned the words:
as I am without one plea,
that Thy blood was shed for me,
that Thou bidst me come to Thee,
Lamb of God I come, I come.”
exception, everyone must come the same way, and there is no respect
of persons - rich and poor, educated and illiterate, wise and foolish
- all must come in through the same gate and conform to the
straightness of this gate. There is no favoritism or partiality.
is only one way to God, Heaven and eternal life. It is a
definite, certain and fixed way, and that way is Jesus Christ, the
Saviour of the world. Jesus said, “I am the door: by Me if any
man enter in, he shall be saved”. (John 10:9). Here Jesus
emphasizes that there is only one door, and to be saved we must come
are not many doors to God’s Kingdom, but one only - the Lord
Jesus Christ. Jesus says, “No man cometh unto the Father, but
by Me”. (John 14:6) There it is! Mohammed, Buddha, Confucius,
Shiva or the Pope will not do - the Virgin Mary, St. Peter or the
angel Moroni cannot save you. There is no other way to be saved than
by and through God’s Divine Resurrected Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
St. Peter declared, “There is none other name under heaven
given among men whereby we must be saved”. (Acts 4:12)
ARE MILLIONS OF GODS!
heathen have millions of gods and false Christs, but there is only
ONE TRUE CHRIST and His Name is the Lord Jesus Christ - the
only one who is able to save you. The Bible says, “There
is one mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus”. (1
Jesus Christ the resurrected Saviour is the mediator
between Almighty God and sinful man.
of people seek peace and forgiveness by bathing in some river or by
having holy water - supposedly blessed by a religious person -
sprinkled upon them. Others, by making pilgrimages to shrines,
reciting repetitious prayers continually, counting beads or doing
penance by lying on spikes, walking on coals of fire, beating
themselves and even carrying a cross on their back or abstaining from
OH, HOW FUTILE! WHAT A WASTE OF TIME AND ENERGY WHEN WE KNOW THE
TRUTH - when Jesus Christ has paid the penalty for our sins and has
shed His blood; suffered and died so that we can be forgiven, healed
and blessed; and that He rose again from the dead and lives
is only ONE Who can give peace to troubled minds, joy to tortured
hearts, new life to the lost and forgiveness to the sinful, and I
must shout it out loud and clear, His Name is Jesus. He alone is the
Saviour of the world. The hymn writer stated:
can wash away my sin,
but the blood of Jesus;
can make me pure within
but the blood of Jesus.
Precious is the flow
makes me white as snow;
other fount I know,
but the blood of Jesus.”
Word says, “Without shedding of blood is no remission”. (Heb.
9:22); “The blood of Jesus Christ, His Son cleanseth us from all
sin.” (1 John 1:7). Many ask, “Why could not Buddha,
the Pope be saviours as well as Jesus?
The answer is very simple!
Bible declares, “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”. (John 3:16). God had only One Son,
and His only begotten Son’s name was not Buddha, Mohammed, Shiva or
Pope Pius. The name of God’s Son is JESUS.
angel said to Joseph: “Thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He
shall save His people from their sins”. (Matt.1:
“As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you”. (John
20:21); “As Thou hast sent Me into this world, even so
have I also sent them into the world.” (John 17:18)
repeatedly stated that He is the Son of God. (John 5:18; 10:30 - 33;
Mark 14: 61,62) And don’t forget that Jesus Christ was the only One
Who died on the cross for our sins, fulfilling the Old Testament
prophesies (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matt.8:16,17; 1 Peter 2:24), and we read
that Jesus was, “declared to be the Son of God with power,
according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the
dead”. (Rom. 1:4) Praise the Lord!
we see that the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead sets Him
apart from all other men of all ages and gives final proof to the
fact that He was, is and always will be the Divine, Holy Son of God
and the only Saviour of the world. Jesus Christ stands completely
and altogether above everyone else because He was the only one who
had power to rise from the dead.
dead man cannot help you and all of those other people who have been
mentioned are dead and gone, but Jesus Christ lives on in power and
greatness; resurrected and alive; able to save and deliver all who
come unto God by Him. (Heb. 7:25)
ON WHICH ROAD ARE YOU
I want to ask you a pointed question: Who's Side are you on? On
which road are you travelling? As you read these lines I must remind
you that you are on one of these roads, either the broad road with
the wide gate which will take you to an eternal hell, or the narrow
road with the straight gate that brings you to Heaven and Eternity
with God. There is NO middle road and NO neutral ground. You are
either on one road or the other.
are all travellers into Eternity. Every person living today is
on one of these roads. If you have not given your heart and life to
God and accepted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, Lord and Master, then
you are a lost soul on the road to hell, and will never have peace,
joy or happiness in this life or the one to come, if you continue in
the way you are going.
TODAY, AS YOU READ THESE LINES YOU CAN COME TO JESUS AND BY FAITH
TURN YOUR LIFE OVER TO GOD; GET OFF THE BROAD ROAD AND GET ON THE ONE
THAT LEADS TO GLORY. “By grace are ye saved through faith; and
that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest
any man should boast.” (Eph. 2:8-9)
the Holy Spirit moves upon you, will you not surrender your entire
life to the Lord; slip down on your knees in prayer to God; cry out
for mercy as the publican did in the Bible, “God, be merciful to
me a sinner”; (Luke 18:10-14)
Accept the full and free
salvation that God offers you now, and you will enter the straight
gate and be on the narrow road of Christian living. Jesus said,
“Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will
give you rest”. (Matt. 11:28) Amen.
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
unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto 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 and granting Eternal Life, on the basis of His shed blood,
vicarious death and glorious resurrection.
With gusto and
great fervour, saints of God have preached the Word and written
songs, proclaiming the power of the shed blood of Jesus Christ to
break every fetter and to set the captives free. Hallelujah!
In his book,
‘The Cruciality of the
Cross’ Dr. Henry Mabie
writes: “The Greek
word used by Paul in 1 Cor.1: 18, 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
constituted a rationale, it’s Divine reason, a 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.”
SUBJECT MATTER SO MAGNANIMOUS!
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 its
immensity, enormity and grandiose love that we are left speechless!
The blood of
Jesus Christ which He freely gave for sinful, rebellious and
hell-bound, guilty sinners, purges our consciences from all guilt,
delivers us from the power of sin and liberates us from Satan and his
evil kingdom, for time and eternity!
And as Dr.
Henry Mabie states: “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
agree one hundred per cent with that analysis and commentary - which
is the greatest I have ever heard - but still doesn’t even 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 have
entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for
them that love Him.”
(1 Cor.2: 9)
helpless we are without His indwelling presence and yet how strong
when He is moving within us by His awesome power. How amazing that
the God of Heaven and Ruler of the Universe would deign to identify
Himself with mere earthlings and to dwell within us.
It has been
said that truth is stranger than fiction.
It is difficult to understand why so many have been blinded by Satan
and coerced into rejecting Jesus Christ, Who gives Eternal Life
freely to all who humble themselves and receive Him as Lord and
That men and
women endowed with a free will would choose to follow a murderous
Liar, manipulating Deceiver and the despicable Enemy of God down the
broad road that leads to perdition and Hell is an enigma of the very
worst kind! How is it possible that thinking individuals made in the
image of God, could become so deceived?
And yet, Almighty
God in His absolute integrity and fairness and knowing the wickedness
and cunning of the defrocked and fallen Lucifer, still created our
first parents Adam and Eve and placed them in Eden's Garden with a
free will to follow good and reject evil!
disastrous fall by committing high treason against their Creator and
God, the love of our Heavenly Father drove them out of Eden so they
would not partake of the fruit on the Tree of Life and live forever
in their sins!
In His great
mercy, God made a way of escape from their sins and the snare of the
Devil, through the sacrificial system which pointed to Christ. In
passing judgment on the serpent as an accomplice of Satan, He laid
out His great plan of salvation which had been hidden in His heart
from before the foundation of the world.
He said: "I
will put enmity between thee and the woman and between thy seed and
(Christ); It shall bruise (crush) thy head, and thou bruise His
This is what
we call in theology, the 'Law
of the First Mention'!
The first mention is of the Deliverer
God would send to crush Satan's head. The second is the Virgin
He is called the SEED
of the woman! God's only begotten Son would be incarnated (God in
human flesh) to emancipate Adam's fallen race through the sacrifice
of Himself, to meet the demands of divine justice in payment for our
How could anyone
with a natural mind, if not inspired by the Holy Spirit, be able to
digest these amazing truths? The Bible clearly states: “But
the natural man receives 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)
There is a vast
difference between the carnal and the spiritual man. And because we
have not allowed the Liar any place in us, we can truthfully and
boldly declare that God is omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all
knowing), omnipresent (everywhere present at once).
We know that
God's Word is incomprehensible (unknowable) and that Jesus Christ is
TRUE GOD from eternity and TRUE MAN through His incarnation (born of
a virgin) and the Only Saviour of the world.
NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST JESUS!
Paul was not a believer in Jesus Christ at first. He was a blatant
blasphemer, injurious and a hater of believers in Christ. That all
changed when he met JESUS on the Damascus Road. (Acts 9, 22 and 26).
stated: "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new
creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become
new. And all things are of God, Who hath RECONCILED us to
Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of
is, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not
imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the
word of reconciliation. Now then we are AMBASSADORS for
Christ, as though God did beseech you by us; we pray you in Christ's
stead, be ye reconciled to God." (2 Cor.5:17-20)
he stated: "But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even
the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our
glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew for had they
known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory."
(1 Cor. 2: 7, 8)
Here is the
real reason so many reject the Saviour Jesus Christ: "For
God so loved the world, that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that
whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting
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.
this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men
loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For
everyone that doeth evil hates the light that his deeds may be made
manifest, that they are wrought in God."
(John 3: 16-21)
CASE FOR CHRIST OUR LORD
triumphantly, I make the case for Christ! There is no-one like Him.
He is the One and Only Saviour of the world. He is the Great
Physician Who heals us from all our sorrows, problems, sins and
diseases! He baptizes believers with the Holy Spirit and Fire!
The Bible says:
"He came unto His own and His own received Him not. But as many
as received, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to
them that believe on His name." (John
1: 11, 12)
Believe on Him
today and He will give you the power to become His ADOPTED CHILD:
be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus
Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who
hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in Heavenly places in
as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that
we should be holy and without blame before Him in love:
predestinated us unto the ADOPTION
children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure
of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath
made us ACCEPTED
OUR HIGH PRIEST & INTERCESSOR!
Man, because He continues ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
Wherefore He is able also to SAVE them to the uttermost that come
unto God by Him, seeing He ever lives to make intercession for them."
(Heb. 7: 25)
Elderheim, a convert to Christ from Judaism wrote: “And
still the Cry of the Synagogue comes to us through these many
centuries of past unbelief and ignorance: 'Let One Innocent come and
make Atonement for the Guilty!'
to which no other response can be made than that of the Apostle:
an High Priest became us, Who is Holy, Harmless, undefiled, separate
from sinners and made higher than the Heavens,” (Hebrews 7:26)
when we were yet without strength in due time Christ died for the
ungodly, For scarcely for a righteous man will one die, yet
peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
God commendeth His love toward us that while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us. Much more then being now justified by His blood
we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were
enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much
more, being reconcied, we shall be saved through His life.”
(Rom. 5: 6-10)
such an high priest became us, Who is Holy, Harmless, Undefiled,
separate from sinners, and made higher hat the heavens. Who needs not
daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for His
own sins, and then for the people: for this He did once, when He
offered up Himself." (Heb.7: 26, 27)
ENDLESS LIFE: "For that after the similitude of
Melchisedec there arises another priest, Who is made, not after the
law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an ENDLESS LIFE.
For He testifies, Thou art a priest forever after the order of
Melchisedec." (Heb. 7: 15-17)
Christ declared: "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the
ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to
come, the Almighty. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead.
He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not, I am the
First and the Last: I am He that Lives and was dead; and behold, I
AM ALIVE forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of Hell and of
Death." (Rev. 1: 8, 17, 18)
IS MY LIFE:He
said: "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot
bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine, no more can ye,
except ye abide in Me. I am the Vine, ye are the branches:
that abides in Me and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: For
without Me, ye can do NOTHING. If ye abide in Me, and
My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be
done unto you." (John 15: 4-7)
our Lord promised: "I will not leave you comfortless: I will
come to 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 keeps them, he it is that loves me:
and he that loves Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him
and will manifest Myself to him.
answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he will keep My words:
and My Father will love him and we (My
Father and I) will come unto him, and make our abode
with him." (John 14: 18-20, 21, 23).
am the LIVING BREAD which came down from Heaven: if any
man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I
will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat
the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, ye have no life in
you. Whoso eats My flesh and drinks my blood, hath eternal life; and
I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is meat indeed, and
My blood is drink indeed.
that eats My flesh and drinks My blood, dwells in ME
and I in him. As the Living Father hath sent Me, and I live by
the Father; so he that eats Me shall live by Me. This is the BREAD
which came down from Heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna and
are dead: he that eats of this bread shall live forever."
(John 6: 51-58)
stating that to receive Eternal Life we must eat His flesh and drink
His blood, Jesus clearly emphasized that He was speaking about the
spiritual experience of becoming ONE with Him and the Heavenly
Father, through the Holy Spirit.
was NOT advocating eating His actual physical flesh and
drinking His physical blood. It was an analogy of the nearness,
closeness and oneness of Jesus Christ to His Children through the new
is drawing strength and life from Him Who purchased our Redemption by
His atoning work through His intense suffering and vicarious death on
was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our
iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him and with His
STRIPES we are healed." (Is. 53: 4.5)
Lord Jesus said: "It is the spirit that quickens (makes
life); the FLESHprofits NOTHING; the
words that I speak into you, they are spirit and they are life."
(John 6: 63)
OF CHRIST IN US!
is the great Mystery that was revealed to St. Paul through the Holy
Spirit, namely, Christ entering into the very innermost being of
believers at the time of conversion to Jesus Christ!
said: "Even the Mystery which hath been hid from ages and
from generations, but now is made manifest to His saints: To whom God
would make known what is the riches of the glory of this Mystery
among the Gentiles; which is CHRIST IN YOU, the Hope of
Glory." (Col.1: 26, 27)
we received Christ as personal Saviour, He took up His abode in our
hearts and lives! By Jesus Christ living within us through the
blessed Holy Spirit we automatically receive His life within our
being! He gives us His life because He is the Creator and the Life
giver! We draw His life into ourselves by becoming a part of Him, as
He enters our lives with His Holy Spirit!
our union with Jesus Christ we are protected from the power of
Darkness which is seeking to envelope the world. The Blood of Jesus
Christ is the only solvent that is able to wash sinners from the
filth, stench and corruption - both spiritually and physically - that
is Satan's signature plan and strategy! Christ's Victory is
Satan's Defeat and our Liberty!
Paul states: "If ye then be
risen with Christ, seek those things which are Above, where Christ
sits on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things
Above, not on things on the earth.For ye are dead, and yourLIFE IS HIDwithCHRIST IN GOD. When Christ WHO IS OUR LIFE shall
appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in Glory.
therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication,
uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence and
covetousness, which is idolatry. For which things' sake the wrath of
God cometh on the children of disobedience."
spoke of the 'PROMISE OF THE FATHER' to His disciples before
His departure to Heaven. He was referring to the outpouring of the
Holy Spirit upon His band of followers, who would comprise the Church
(called out ones) which He would build.
HOLY BIBLE says: "In the last day, that great day of
the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him
come unto Me and drink. He that believeth on Me, as the Scripture has
said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
this He spake of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should
receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because Jesus was not
yet glorified." (John 7:37-39)
an honour to be filled with God, the Blessed Holy Spirit! To be
called by the Holy Spirit, saved by the precious BLOOD of
Jesus Christ and filled with that Holy Spirit of Promise and be led
by His nail scarred hand!
great Apostle to the Gentiles stated: "For in Him (Christ)
we live, and move, and have our being..." (Acts 17: 28)
IS MY AGAPE LOVE!
"As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you: continue
ye in My love If ye keep y commandments, ye shall ABIDE IN MY
LOVE; even as I have kept My Father's commandments, and abide
in His love.
things have I spoken unto you, that My JOY may remain
in you, and that your JOY might be full. This is My
commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you."
(John 15: 9-12).
Paul testified: "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I
live; yet not I, but CHRIST LIVETH IN ME: and the life which I
now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who
loved me and gave Himself for me." (Gal.2: 20)
John declared: "Ye are of God little children, and have
overcome them (evil spirits): because Greater is He that is IN
YOU, than he that is in the world." (1 John 4: 4).
Greater is Jesus Christ Who purchased our forgiveness, peace, joy,
healing and abundant life through His death on the Cross.
ABIDES within us together with the blessed Holy Spirit, Who
leads us and gives us the wisdom, strength and power of the Risen
Jesus Christ to show forth the love, mercy and grace of God to a lost
and dying world!
Victory is Satan's Defeat and our Liberty! Amen.
the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall
lift up a standard against him." (Isaiah
be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus
Christ, Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us
from this present evil world, according to the will of God
our Father." (Gal.1:3-4)
Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations,
and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished."
(2 Pet. 2:9)
this end-time generation, Satan has arrayed every weapon he has
against the Church! The Scriptures state, "...for
the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he
knoweth that he hath but a short time."(Rev.
Satan is working day and night
to do all the EVIL he can in order to satisfy his Evil lusts. He
realizes that his TIME is short, so he is working overtime to tear
down the Work of God on earth. The BIBLE says: “The devil as a
roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may Devour.” (1 Peter
with a capital "S" has made inroads everywhere as corrupt
men and seducers wax worse and worse, (2 Tim. 3:13) deceiving and
being deceived. The world glitters with the pleasures,
lusts and greed of a fallen and lost race!
generation has produced more pitfalls and snares than any other, with
which to capture people's minds and ruin their bodies and souls!
PROPHETS SHALL ARISE!
False Teachers and so-called Modernists (their teaching is actually
as old as the devil) have made havoc of the Church and have torn away
the moral guide lines and foundation stones of truth, righteousness
and purity from the minds of thousands, in this generation.
S.T.P., marijuana and other more dangerous illicit drugs have gained
a strong foothold in the lives of careless, rebellious and uninformed
young people, while King Alcohol has enslaved millions of
unsuspecting souls in his demonic grasp.
prophesied of this generation, when He spoke of false prophets
arising to deceive! (Matt. 24:24-26) No doubt He was speaking about
the false cults and strange religious and psychic groups we see at
work today, deceiving and brainwashing both young and old! And of
the world-wide conspiracy of the devious, diabolical and dangerous
New Age Movement!
asked Christ, "What shall be the sign of thy coming and of the
end of the world?" He prophesied many signs which would point
to His imminent return. Signs such as wars,
rumors of wars, earthquakes, famines, epidemics of disease, gross
immorality, perversion (look
at the divorce rate as well as the homosexual, deviant sexual
declared that there would be a state of fear, bringing death (men's
hearts failing them for fear - heart attacks).
He also spoke of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as a valid sign
of His Coming and of the End of Time! (Rev. 3:19-21)
IS NO WONDER THE DEVIL IS MAD!
is no wonder he is going all out to persuade young people to turn
against their parents, get hooked on drugs or freak-out. Satan is the
most devious, wicked and hate-filled personality known to mankind!
is a clever deceiver and liar and would like nothing better than to
break up marriages, cause people to commit murder, become sexual
deviants, sadistic or go violently insane! His main aim is to damn
souls in Hell forever!
is working against the Church in this midnight hour with everything
he has, but of course he has been defeated and his time is limited.
Soon it will be "Game Over" for him! Praise the Lord!
is marching against TIME; every time the clock on the wall says
another hour has gone, the devil has one hour less to enslave,
destroy and bring into bondage the members of the human race.
day he will be bound and cast into the bottomless pit; forever
banished from those who love Christ!
SATAN WAS DEFEATED ON CALVARY'S CROSS WHEN JESUS
CHRIST DIED VICTORIOUSLY, SHEDDING HIS BLOOD FOR THE REMISSION OF OUR
SINS AND THE SALVATION OF OUR SOULS; AND THEN RISING AGAIN TRIUMPHANT
OVER DEATH, HELL AND THE GRAVE!
that time Satan has gone about usurping illegal power, scaring people
into submission, deceiving and lying to draw them into his snare, and
using his "glittering lights" tactics and "rebel and
revolt" method of turning people away from God and
know his tactics however, and St. Paul said it perfectly in 2 Cor.
2:11, "We are not ignorant of the devil's devices."
HAVE NO FEAR!
we know his strategy and realize his desperation in this late hour,
and because we have the power of God to overcome him, we do not fear
him! Many people perish because of fear, but God's Word states, "For
God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love,
and of a sound mind". (2 Tim. 1:7)
Isaiah 41:10, God speaks to His people on this wise, "Fear thou
not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will
strengthen thee; yea I will help thee: yea, I will uphold thee with
the right hand of My righteousness." Hallelujah!
BIBLE states, "Perfect love casteth out fear".
(1 John 4:18)
Christ gave us the assurance of His nearness when He said, "I
will never leave thee, nor forsake thee" (Heb 13:5) and "Lo,
I am with you always, even unto the end of the world" (Matt.
Saviour promised, "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 10:19).
powerful is that? Nothing shall by ANY MEANS hurt you! That is total
protection, guaranteed by Jesus Christ Himself! The
Old Testament confirms this: “There shall no EVIL befall thee,
neither shall any PLAGUE come nigh thy dwelling.” (Psalm 91:10).
HAVE THE WEAPONS!
Bible, which is God's Divine, Infallible Word to mankind, has the
answers to the most complex questions and problems. It reveals our
with our responsibilities;
we learn of our God-given weapons, our abilities and the power
available to us from our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ, when we fully
yield to Him.
weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty
to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations, and
every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God
and bringing into CAPTIVITY
thought to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Cor. 10: 4,5).
Paul stated, "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the
Lord, and in the power of His
might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and
blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers
of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high
take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to
withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand.
therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the
breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation
of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith,
wherewith, ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the
take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is
the Word of God. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in
the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and
supplication for all saints." (Eph. 6:10-18)
Apostle Paul stated, "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on
eternal life, where unto thou art also called, and hast professed a
good profession before many witnesses." (1 Tim.6:12)
ADVERSARY - THE DEVIL!
Bible pin-points the source of all trouble: "Be sober,
be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."
(1 Pet. 5:8)
is our Adversary, but St. Peter tells us to "Resist him."
How is that done? It cannot be done in our own strength. It is ONLY
in Jesus' Name that we are able to conquor Satan and Evil.
your faith in the shed BLOOD of Jesus to resist the Devil. User your
faith in the Word of God to resist the Devil. Use the POWER of the
Holy Spirit within you and the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ to resist
the Devil. Use your godly life, your prayers, your witnessing and
your honest report to resist the Devil. Resist him in the FAITH!
"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he
will flee from you." (James 4:7) Hallelujah! The literal Greek
states that Satan will flee "in
terror" from us!
Apostle Paul says that in the Christian life, "there are many
adversaries" (1 Cor.16:9) and, "All that will live godly in
Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." (2 Tim. 3:12)
for those who live in sin there is, "A certain fearful looking
for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the
adversaries." (Heb. 10:27)
note of COURAGE and VICTORY continues in Phil. 1:27-28; "That ye
stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the
faith of the gospel; and in nothing terrified by your adversaries:
which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of
salvation, and that of God."
St. Paul prays, "And that we may be delivered from unreasonable
and wicked men: for all men have not faith." (2 Th. 3:2). His
admonition to Timothy to fight the good fight of faith came from a
determined, disciplined and totally surrendered life to God's will.
wrote: "And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto
Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there; save
that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and
afflictions abide me.
none of these things move me,
neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my
course with joy, and in the ministry, which I have received of the
Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God." (Acts
20:24). PAUL WAS MARTYRED
FOR HIS LORD!
final declaration of the "Fight of Faith" thrills my heart.
It is found in 2 Tim. 4:6-8. Earlier he declared that he was not
only willing to be bound for the Name of Jesus but that he was also
willing to die for the Name of Jesus Christ. He received that
I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at
hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have
kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at
that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his
IS DIVINE DELIVERANCE!
God, there is Divine help for every situation and circumstance; we
can pray to our Heavenly Father in the Wonderful Name of Jesus
Christ, and get an answer. I thank God for that!
is complete deliverance from all the power of the devil; forgiveness
for your sins; divine healing for your sick body; liberation from
your fears and frustrations, and total freedom from evil spirits and
this and more from the hand of God, in Jesus' wonderful Name. Satan
CANNOT harass you if you are a child of God. He has no legal right
to dominate you, my friend, because you are God's property, and you
are covered with the Blood of Jesus! When the Enemy understands that
you KNOW the Truth, his power over you will be destroyed!
is total healing for the complete man. God will heal your spirit,
soul (mind) and your body!
BIBLE says: "But He (Jesus) was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities (healing for our spirit), the
chastisement of our peace was upon Him (the healing of our mind) and
with His stripes we are healed. (healing for our body) (Is. 53:5)
dear friend, turn to Christ now. Repent of your sins, renounce the
devil, and he will flee from you!
Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Gospel of Deliverance! It is not a
weak-kneed, "women and children only" gospel - A thousand
times No! The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is also for real
"He-men". It is the Gospel of power, reality
and action; the Gospel of Deliverance!
too long the pulpits of our land have been dominated by men and women
who have been educated at seminaries in the art of public relations,
psychology and religious politics. Many of these ministers are only
servants of a religious order and system with a set of dead creeds,
dogmas and rituals; with no vision or contact with God and no real
deliverance for the multitudes in need!
such a man is approached by sin-sick souls trying to find forgiveness
for their sins and peace of mind, they are not taken to the throne of
mercy in prayer, but rather referred to a psychiatrist who, with his
human advice (which usually excludes the Word of God), begins the
drawn out and very expensive (of course now the Government pays)
procedure of probing the mind and quieting the conscience.
are often told: "There is nothing wrong with
pre-marital sex, it is quite normal to be a homosexual; there is
nothing wrong with having extra marital relations"!
And alcoholics are informed that they are not sinners, but have a
hopeless alcoholic approached a minister for help. He was offered a
cigarette to calm his nerves and referred to 'Alcoholics
that was his final attempt in obtaining help. He felt that if a man
of God could not help him there was no hope; his drunkenness earned
him a jail sentence.
wife and family suffered, his name was disgraced by his many sinful
acts and he lost all confidence in himself. The cigarette smoking
preacher could have helped him, but didn't even suggest prayer.
prison, he began rehabilitation and was made a trustee, and therefore
allowed to leave the prison on certain errands on behalf of the penal
eating his lunch at a nearby cafe, the Gospel of Jesus Christ was
presented to him; not by a man of the cloth but by a waitress who had
experienced the Grace of God in her own life; the contact was made
and the Gospel presented to this man - first in tract form and later
by word of mouth.
prisoner was gloriously converted to Christ, later released from
prison on good behaviour and returned to his wife and children. He
got a good job, paid his bills and became a living testimony to other
alcoholics and convicts of the saving grace of our Blessed Lord!!
and condemnation cannot be reasoned away or removed through shock
treatment, drugs or even drunkenness. The senses can be dulled and
the conscience deadened but the knowledge of sinfulness, quilt,
remorse, failure and shame can only be removed through the Gospel of
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His atoning work on Calvary's
the shed BLOOD of Jesus Christ has the power to wash away SIN and
GUILT from the human heart, break all existing Evil Habits and
Restore the individual to a healthy state of mind and full communion
the guilt and condemnation is removed through confession of sins to
God and acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Saviour, a
great peace floods the soul and a tranquility invades the entire
being that dispels all worry, frustration, fear, unbelief and
Scripture says, "...and (Christ) having made peace through the
Blood of His Cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself ..."
(Col. 1:20) Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you My peace I give
unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your
heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27)
Christ, Who is the Prince of Peace, is able to bring peace to
troubled hearts and lives. Listen to the blessed words of help and
deliverance found in Phil. 4:6-7, "...but in every thing by
prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made
known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all
understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
invitation goes out to everyone: "Come unto Me, all ye that
labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest." (Matt.
11:28). And in Isaiah 1:18 the Bible says, "Come now and let us
reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they
shall be as white as snow: though they be red like crimson, they
shall be as wool."
BEING JUSTIFIED BY FAITH!
the sin is gone and the Lord Jesus Christ has entered into the heart
by faith, a person experiences a newness of life:"Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new
creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become
condemnation is gone and with it guilt, remorse and discouragement.
Words of life and assurance come to us from the Holy Bible: "There
is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus,
who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."(Rom. 8:1)
reason we have peace and "no
because we have received God's gift of Eternal Life, which is offered
to the human race and made possible by the death and resurrection of
the Scriptures deal with Justification, or being made just,
righteous, forgiven, exonerated and pardoned by our faith in the Lord
Jesus Christ and His shed blood.
being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord
Jesus Christ." (Rom. 5:1). “For by Grace are ye Saved
through Faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the Gift of God: Not
of works lest any man should boast.” (Eph. 2:8-9)
LORD said, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall
make you free. They answered Him, We be Abraham's seed, and were
never in bondage to any man: how sayest Thou. Ye shall be made free?
answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth
sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house
for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore
shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
is nothing to compare with the peace, joy, happiness and blessing
that comes to us through the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ! There
is absolutely nothing that God is unable to do and, "No good
thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly." (Ps.
Scripture says that, “God hath Delivered us from the
power of darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His
dear Son.” (Col. 1:13)
Jesus Christ came into our lives, the power of evil was broken, the
chains burst asunder and the shackles that had us bound were gone
forever. We were made free! Free from sin, evil habits, evil motives
and evil desires.
of being afraid we were full of confidence; instead of hatred, love
ruled in our hearts and instead of being tormented, our very
testimony caused the devil to flee, and the peace of God flooded our
souls. Not only was this the experience when we were first
converted, but this is our testimony today!
experience of conversion and the new birth does not become stale or
out of date; it is ever a refreshing experience to walk by faith and
serve God with a clean and pure heart.
have been liberated by Almighty God and our citizenship has been
changed. The power of Darkness, Sin and Evil held sway in our lives,
but then, JESUS came and broke the Chains!
are now in the Kingdom of Christ, happy and free; sin's shackles that
bound us are broken forever as we serve our Blessed Lord Jesus with
joy and enthusiasm. The Scripture says, "Whom the
Son sets free is free indeed."
(John 8:32) Hallelujah!
FROM FEAR, THROUGH CHRIST!
is one of the greatest enemies of mankind. Nothing can cripple a
human being like the Spirit of Fear. When it grips a victim in its
ugly tentacles the results are terrifying and devastating; it breeds
worry, anxiety, frustration, perplexities and torment.
Bible says, "Fear hath torment".
(1 John 4:18); "For God hath not given us the Spirit
of Fear." (2 Tim. 1:7)
Here, fear is named as a spirit and since there is only one Holy
Spirit and fear is opposite to faith, and, "Without faith it is
impossible to please God," (Heb. 11:6) we therefore conclude
that fear is an evil spirit!
Scriptures state that God has not given us the Spirit of Fear, but He
has given us power, love and a sound mind. Since fear brings torment
we know it is a product of satanic bondage. God is goodand brings peace, love and joy to those who trust in Him.
And the devil is the author of confusion, torment and unrest.
said, "The thief (devil) cometh not, but for to steal, and to
kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that
they might have it more abundantly." (John 10:10) We have
complete freedom from fear as we let God's love flood our souls.
love casteth out fear". (1
DELIVERANCE FROM SIN, THROUGH CHRIST!
power over our lives ended when we accepted Christ as our personal
Saviour. Unbelief had to give way to faith, insecurity vanished as
confidence rushed in, sorrow retreated in the face of joy, and defeat
was no opponent for victory!
melancholy spirit of despair disappeared when hope came shouting down
the road and peace filled our troubled mind, spirit and body as
torment fled. Pride was ashamed when humility entered, lust moved
aside to let purity in, while greed and covetousness gave way to
unselfishness. Darkness was no match for light, sickness was
overcome by health and death had to give up when life made its
gigantic appearance. Hallelujah to Jesus Christ our Lord and God!
Scripture says, "Whom the Son sets free is free
indeed." (John 8:36) The
Bible says, "For sin shall not have dominion over you"
(Rom. 6:14) and, "If any
man be in Christ he is a new creature: old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new." (2 Cor. 5:17)
Word states, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth My
word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and
shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto
life." (John 5:24) Praise the Lord!
FROM SICKNESS, DISEASE & DEMONS!
died and rose again to purchase our complete salvation. The Bible
teaches that Jesus wants to be Saviour of our entire being, which
includes spirit, soul, mind and body.
Jesus walked upon earth, He not only forgave the sinner but healed
the sick, suffering and diseased. The Scriptures abound with
instances where Jesus brought healing to the sick and suffering and
where He alleviated pain and cast out evil and tormenting spirits
from those oppressed by them.
Holy Bible records, "How God anointed Jesus of
Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: Who went about doing
good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil: for God was
with Him." (Acts 10:38)
Scriptures classify sickness as the oppression of the Devil and
Healing as doing Good! Remember,
that Jesus came to do His Father's will and to destroy the works of
the devil. (John 4:34)
"For this purpose the Son of God was manifested,
that He might destroy the works of the devil."
(1 John 3:8)
thirds of His earthly ministry was spent in healing the sick and
casting out devils, while one third of His time was used in teaching
and preaching. Jesus called sickness a plague!
"And He said unto her, daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole;
go in peace and be whole of thy plague." (Mark 5:34)
stated that Satan had bound a woman with a spirit of
infirmity and that she
should be loosed from Satan's grasp on the Sabbath day, seeing she
was a daughter of Abraham (a child of faith). She no doubt was
afflicted with arthritis of the back and hips.
behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen
years, and bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And
when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him, and said unto her, woman,
thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And He laid his hands on her:
and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God." (Luke
BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD!
healing the epileptic, blind, deaf and dumb and mentally deranged,
often Jesus attributed these diseases to evil spirits, which He then
cast out. (Mark 9:18-27; 2: 10-11; 5:8) However, not all epilepsy,
blindness, deafness or other diseases are caused by evil spirits;
some are caused by brain damage, accidents or other illness.
Lord Jesus Christ proved without a shadow of a doubt that Divine
Healing and deliverance from evil spirits is done by the finger of
God, (Luke 11:20) which is the Spirit of God, (Matt. 12:28) the
Blessed Holy Ghost. (Luke 4:14; Mark
proved that Satan who is totally evil and who brings sin, fear,
sickness, pain and torment upon people, cannot do anything that is
good, since a good tree only brings forth good fruit and a corrupt
tree corrupt fruit. He said, "By their fruits ye shall know
them." (Matt. 7:15-20)
said to the man sick of the palsy, "Son be of good cheer; thy
sins be forgiven thee." (Matt. 9:2) When the skeptics criticized
Him, He asked the question, "Whether is easier, to say thy sins
be forgiven thee; or to say, arise, and walk? But that ye may know
that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, then saith
He to the sick of the palsy, arise, take up thy bed, and go unto
thine house." (Matt. 9:5-6)
Scripture says that he was healed and went home glorifying God. Our
Lord set the Record straight concerning Divine Healing. It
is no harder for Him to forgive the sinner than to Heal the sick, and
no more difficult for Him to Heal the sick than to forgive the
sinner. He can and does both quite easily!
a matter of fact, He didn't even use the word "hard". He
asked,"Which is easier?" (Not, "which is harder?")
Nothing is hard for God.
IT IS GOD'S WILL!
ask the question, "Is it God's will to heal me?"
A man once asked the Master Himself this same question. Here is the
account of it, "And behold, there came a leper and worshipped
Him, saying, Lord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean. And Jesus
put forth His hand, and touched him, saying I will; be thou clean,
and immediately his leprosy was cleansed." (Matt. 8:2-3)
is the only account of anyone asking the question regarding God's
will to heal. Jesus said to the leper (an incurable case), "I
will; be thou clean."
is only one account in the New Testament where Jesus failed to heal a
great number of people and that was because of the people's unbelief.
He only healed those who believed and because only a few believed in
Him, He only healed a few. Jesus does not push Himself on people who
refuse to believe: "And he did not many mighty works
there because of their unbelief." (Mark
when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto Him a
centurion, beseeching Him, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home
sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith
unto him, I will come and heal him.
centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that Thou
shouldest come under my roof; but speak the word only, and my servant
shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers
under me; and I say to this man, go and he goeth; and to another come
and he cometh; and to my servant, do this, and he doeth it.
Jesus heard it, He marvelled, and said to them that followed, verily
I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel."
(Matt.8:5-10). Here is a beautiful account of the
willingness of our Lord Jesus Christ to heal the sick!
centurion told the Master about his sick servant. Immediately the
Lord Jesus spoke up and said, "I will come and heal him!"
The centurion stopped the Master by saying, "Just a moment
please, I'm not worthy that You should come under my roof - all You
have to do is speak the Word and my servant shall be healed."
Jesus said, “Verily, I say unto you, I have not found so great
Faith, not in Israel.” The Bible states that Jesus marvelled at the
faith of this Roman (pagan) Centurion.
twice in the New Testament do we find that Jesus marvelled. This was
one of the occasions - the other was when He witnessed the unbelief
of the religious people in Nazareth.
"And He could there do no mighty work, save that He laid His
hand upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And He marvelled because
of their unbelief." (Mark 6:5-6)
IS A GRIEVOUS SIN!
"That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down
with Abraham, and Isaac, andJacob, in the Kingdom of Heaven. But the
children of the Kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness; there
shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Matt. 8:11-12)
is NO SIN as great as the Sin of Unbelief. Unfortunately, there are
many who say that they believe the Bible, but DENY certain portions
of it to fit their man-made doctrines.
Scripture warns: "This know also, that in the last
days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own
selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to
parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce
breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those
that are good, traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more
than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power
thereof: from such turn away." (2
Tim. 2: 1-5)
worst critics were those who refused to believe in His Healing
Ministry and the casting out of devils. They even called Jesus a
devil and said that He was casting out evil spirits by the power of
the Beelzebub, the Prince of the Devils!
He was casting out a devil that was dumb. And it came to pass, when
the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. But
some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief
of the devils.
He knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided
against itself is brougth to desolation, and as a house divideth
against itself falleth. If Satan also be divideth against himself,
how shall his kingdom stand? Because ye say that I cast out devils
through Beezebub. But if I with the finger of God cast out
devils, no doubt the Kingdom of God is come upon you.” (Luke
GOD IS ABLE TO DELIVER US!
three Hebrew children would not bow to the heathen idol and were cast
into a burning fiery furnace. This punishment meant sure death since
the furnace was heated seven times hotter than usual, because of the
fury of the King against Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
heat was so intense that even the guards that threw them into the
furnace were scorched to death. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself came on
the scene and delivered them from the fire!
King looking into the furnace cried in amazement, "Did
we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?... Lo, I see
four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no
hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God."
(Daniel 3:24-25). Praise God!
great miracle! True, it was a great miracle but here is why God
performed this great miracle. When they were given the ultimatum by
the King, they answered, "...O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not
careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we
serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He
will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known
unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the
golden image which thou hast set up." (Daniel 3:16-18)
NEWS: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but
have Eternal Life.” (John 3:
16); “But God commendeth His LOVE toward us, in that,
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
(Rom.5:8); “I am the Good Shepherd. The good shepherd
lays down His life for the sheep.”
John 10:11); “Greater love hath no man than this, that a
man lays down his life for his friends. Ye are My friends if ye do
whatsoever I command you.”
(John 15: 13)
GOD IS A GREAT DELIVERER!
He will Deliver us all from the powers of Evil, the destroying force
of Disease, the crippling works of Fear, the demons of Poverty and
the powers of accidents and calamity. By the power of the precious
BLOOD of Jesus Christ and the power of His Holy Spirit we are safe!
(Luke 4:18; Is. 61:1; Psalms 91: 10.)
thank God for Divine Deliverance. Amen.
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