SNAKE IS DEAD
How God Deals With the Devil ~
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
was not God's will that the human race would be afflicted with
sickness, disease and death, ever since the fall of Adam and Eve in
the Garden of Eden! Regretfully, that is the sad scenario of where we
however, made a healing covenant with the nation of Israel which He
had chosen for His own people.
It was simple: Turn from paganism,
reject Satan the god of this world, and if you will worship and serve
Me I will take sickness away from the midst of you. Not only will I
bless you, but I will protect you so that the plagues that are
afflicting the pagan will not touch you!
is the list of the ten major gods worshipped by the Egyptians during
the time of Moses: 1. AMUN-Ra “The Hidden One” 2. MUT “The
Mother Goddess” 3. OSIRIS “The King of Living” 4. ANUBIS “The
Divine Embalmer” 5. RA “The God of Sun and Radiance” 6. HORUS
“God of Vengeance” 7. THOTH “God of Knowledge and Wisdom” 8.
HATHOR “Goddess of Motherhood” 9. SEKHMET “Goddess of War and
Healing” 10. GEB “God of Earth”
Zeus in Greek, Amun-Ra or Amon in Egypt is considered as Kings of
Gods and Goddesses. Believed as the Father of the Pharaohs, Amun’s
female version is Amunet and is considered as the “The Female
Hidden One”. Forming the “Theban Triad”, Amun and Mut along
with their offspring Khonsu “Moon God” were worshipped throughout
the ancient Egypt. Amun-Ra was not only worshipped in Egypt, but also
outside Egypt as Amun-Ra after the amalgamation with the Sun God Ra
of Ancient Egypt. - anon
and diseases came upon the Egyptians because of their idolatry. The
Lord lifted His protection from them and the devil took advantage and
put his baggage on them. God did not judge the people, but His wrath
was against the gods of Egypt. They worshipped ten gods so He
unleashed upon them ten plagues! (Exodus 12: 12)
Lord spoke to Moses, saying: "If thou wilt diligently hearken to
His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these
diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: FOR I AM
THE LORD THAT HEALTH THEE." (Exodus 15; 26, 27)
they sinned and broke His commandments bad things happened, like when
they were bitten by snakes. They confessed their sins and begged
Moses to pray for them. God instructed Moses:
thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: And it shall come to
pass, that everyone that is bitten, when he looks upon it shall live.
And Moses made a serpent of brass and put it upon a pole, and it came
to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the
(dead) serpent of brass, he lived." (Numbers 21: 4-9)
did God instruct Moses to use such an object lesson in order to be
healed? We go back to the Garden of Eden and hear His stern Word to
the serpent that Satan used to tempt Eve: "And I will put enmity
between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; It
shall bruise (crush) thy head and thou shall bruise his heel."
dead serpent could not kill them! God was showing His people that He
was more powerful than their greatest enemy, which is death. By
obeying Him, they would live. And, of course, it was a type of His
Son Who would be lifted up on the CROSS and be made a curse for us so
that we could live!
Bible says: “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,
being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is everyone who
hangeth on a tree. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the
Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of
the Spirit by faith.” (Gal.3: 13)
TO JESUS CHRIST & LIVE!
message to Satan was that he would be utterly defeated. He declared
that from the SEED of the woman would come the Deliverer, who would
crush his head. In that battle, however, he would bruise the
was a direct prophecy of the virgin birth of Jesus Christ (the
Deliverer) and the victory He would have over Satan by rising from
the dead! The bruising of His heel was His death on the cross which
resulted only in a temporary bruising, because of His glorious
theology we call both of these truths 'the law of the first mention'.
The Seed of the woman (not the seed of a man) and the Coming of the
Deliverer, Who would crush Satan's head!
said: "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
even so must the Son of man be lifted up." (John 3:14). Our Lord
was referring back to Numbers 21 and further back to Genesis 3:15,
declaring that His death on the Cross would bring healing and eternal
life to ALL who looked to Him.
VICTORY IS OUR LIBERTY!
vicarious death on the cross would satisfy the righteous demands of
Divine Justice in paying for all the sins of humanity back to Adam's
fall, for those who would appropriate His promise by FAITH!
Hallelujah to the Lamb of God that has taken away the sins of the
world! (John 1: 29; 1 John 1: 22)
Bible says: "For as much then as the children are partakers of
flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part in the same; that
through Death He might Destroy him that had the power of death, that
is, the Devil; And Deliver them who through fear of death were all
their lifetime subject to bondage." (Heb.2: 14, 15)
does this mean to us? It means that we are safe from the powers of
evil when we are covered with the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ our
Lord and Saviour! Not only are we protected by Christ’s blood and
the Blessed Holy Spirit, but we have been given God's power to cast
out evil spirits. Jesus has given us the right and authority to go on
the offensive against the Evil One!
said: “And these signs shall follow them that believe: In My name,
shall they cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues; if
they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them; they shall lay
hands on the sick and they shall recover.” (Mark 16:16-20)
that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the
beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He
might DESTROY the works of the devil." (1 John 3: 8).
are five specific works of the devil, which are sin, fear, sickness,
disease and death, poverty and demons! The word Destroy is the key to
this Scripture. Jesus has destroyed sin through His sacrificial death
on the cross. He spoke peace to those who were fearful.
He healed the
sick and raised the dead. Jesus had compassion on the poor by raising
a young man from the dead to look after his widowed mother and He
liberated multitudes from evil spirits! And He has given us the
authority to do likewise.
said: “Behold, I give you power to tread on on serpents, and
scorpions and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and
nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10: 19).
Paul shaking off a deadly snake from his arm in Malta without hurt is
a good example.(Acts 28: 2-6). Talk about receiving power and
authority over all the powers of darkness and protection from every
mechanism the devil has employed for our destruction. The Promises of
God worked then and they still work today!
Bible says: "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy
Ghost and with power Who went about doing Good and HEALING all who
were oppressed of the Devil, for God was with Him." (Acts 10:
What an example the Holy Spirit has given us to follow in the
life and ministry of our blessed Saviour Jesus Christ! He led by
example. He said: “As My father hath sent Me, so send I you.”
(John 20: 21)
shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first
began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them
that heard Him: “God also bearing them witness, both with signs and
wonders, and with diverse miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost,
according to His own will.” Heb.2: 3, 4)
OVER DEVIL: YOU HAVE LOST!
Bible states: "Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which
thing is true in Him and in you: because the Darkness is past, and
the True Light now shines." (1 John 2: 8).
of Nazareth conquored the devil in His wilderness Temptation. Every
challenge Satan used to tempt Christ was defeated conclusively by the
Word of God alone! When Jesus countered with the Word of God Satan
had to back off. Repeatedly, Jesus stated:
is written, man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God... “It is written again, Thou
shalt not tempt the Lord thy God... “Get thee hence, Satan: for it
is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord, and Him only shalt thou
serve.” (Matt. 4: 1-11)
taught, healed multitudes of sick folk and cast out thousands of
demon spirits. He also sent out twelve disciples to heal the sick and
cast out demons. Then, He sent out seventy more to do the exactly the
same as He was doing. And finally, Jesus commanded 120 of His
followers to wait in Jerusalem until they be endued with the Holy
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
sicknesses and all manner of disease.” (Matt. 10: 1);
these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two
and two before His face ...And heal the sick that are therein, and
say unto them, The Kingdom is come nigh unto you.” (Luke 10: 1,
ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature...And
these SIGNS shall follow them that believe. In My name shall they
cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues...They shall lay
their hands on the sick and they shall recover.” (Mark 16: 15-20)
John's message to the Church is that we are mature in Christ. Things
like envy, pride and jealousy are gone. We are finished with low
living and hatred. The message of Christ is that we are to love one
message to the Devil is: "Back off and go away. Your day is
over. You are finished, because the darkness is past and the True
Light now shines." Jesus Christ is the true Light and He has
dispelled the darkness!
Paul wrote: "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ
Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be
equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him
the form of a servant (slave), and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and became
obedient unto death, even the Death of the Cross.
God hath Highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above every
name: That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow of things in
Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that
every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory
of God the Father." (Phil.2: 5-11)
BLOOD OF CHRIST ATONES!
said: "Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you
Free." (John 10: 10); "Believe Me that I am in the Father
and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works' sake.
verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me the works that I do
shall ye do also and greater works shall he do, because I go unto My
Father (and will send the Holy Spirit).
whatsoever ye shall ask in My name that will I do, that the Father
may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ASK anything in My name, I
will do it.” (John 14: 11-14)
THE SNAKE IS DEAD:
spoke to Moses to make a serpent of brass and lift it up on a high
pole for all who were bitten to see. We learn several truths here.
First, brass is a symbol of judgment in the Scriptures. This was
God’s judgment against Satan, the wicked serpent who lied to Eve.
Second, it was a type of Jesus Christ who became a curse by dying on
the Cross as God’s paschal Lamb for us. Third, God is greater than
death and gives life to all who simply look to Jesus Christ by faith.
THE SERPENT'S HEAD IS CRUSHED:
dead serpent cannot hurt you. Jesus removed the stinger from death,
which is fear. The Bible says: “For He must reign, till He hath put
all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is
death.” (1 Cor. 15: 25, 26); “O death where is thy sting, O
grave, where is thy victory?” (1 Cor. 15:55-36).
Bible says: “But we see Jesus Who was made a little lower than the
angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour,
that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”
(Heb. 2: 9).
the prince of this world cometh and hath nothing in Me.” (John14:
30); “We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not, but he
that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that Wicked One toucheth
him not.” (1 John 5: 18)
said: “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in
Me, though He were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and
believeth in me shall never die…” (John 11: 25, 26)
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 we were healed. For we were as sheep going astray; but
now are returned to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.” (1
Peter 2: 24, 25)
CHRIST HAS CONQUORED:
the seventy returned again, with joy saying, Lord, even the devils
are subject to us though 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, 18)
this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the
form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made
Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant,
and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a
man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the
death of the cross,
God hath highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above every
Name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in
Heaven, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should
confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
(Phil. 2: 5-11)
I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts,
and in the midst of the elders, stood a lamb as it had been slain,
having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God
sent forth into all the earth. And He came and took the book out of
the right hand of Him that sat upon the Throne.
when He had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty
elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps and
golden vials full of incense, which are the prayers of saints.
they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the Book, and
to open the seals thereof: for Thou wast slain and hast redeemed us
to God by Thy Blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and nation, and
people. And hast made us unto our God, kings and priests: and we
shall reign on the earth.” (Rev. 5: 1-10)
SATAN IS AN ETERNALLY DOOMED DESPOT:
I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, Now is come salvation and
strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ:
for the accuser our brethren is cast down, which accused them before
our God day and night.
they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the Word
of their testimony: and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
(Rev.12: 10, 11)
thanks unto the Father which hath made us meet (qualified) to be
partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. Who hath
delivered us from the powers of
and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son: in Whom we
have redemption through His BLOOD even the forgiveness of sins.”
(Col. 1: 12-14)
Holy Bible reports Satan’s defeat: “Blotting out the handwriting
of ordinances that was against us, and took it out of the way,
nailing it to His CROSS: And having spoiled principalities and powers
He (Jesus) made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”
(Col. 2: 13, 14).
what is the exceeding greatness of His power to usward who believe,
according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in
Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own
right hand in the heavenly places,
above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every
name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is
to come; and put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the
Head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness
of Him that filleth all things.” (Ep. 1:19-23)
the Holy Spirit fell upon JESUS at His Baptism, He returned in the
power of the Spirit and great miracles of healing followed His
ministry. He cast out many unclean spirits from those who were
Bible says: “And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean
spirit; and he cried out, Saying, Let us alone; What have we to do
with Thee, Thou Jesus of Nazareth? Art Thou come to destroy us? I
know Thee who Thou art, the Holy One of God.
Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold Thy peace and come out of Him. And
when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he
came out of him.” (Mark 1: 23-28)
that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the
beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He
might destroy the works of the Devil.” (1 John 3: 8): “The Thief:
(Satan) cometh not but for to Steal, Kill and Destroy: I am come that
they might have LIFE, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
the DEVIL that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and
brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be
tormented day and night for ever and ever.” (Rev.20: 10)
GOD'S WORD IS CONFIRMED:
Bible states: “The Word of God is quick (living) and powerful, and
sharper than any two-edged sword, piecing even to the dividing
asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow and a
discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Heb. 4: 12)
unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God,
and there is none else. I have sworn by Myself, the Word is gone out
of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto Me
every knee shall bow ever tongue shall swear (confess).” (Is.
shall My Word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not
return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and
it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Is. 55: 11);
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass
away.” (Matt. 24: 35; Luke 21: 33)
New Testament is filled with the fulfilled Old Testament Scriptures
by advent of Jesus of Nazareth as the Jewish Messiah, the Christ
(anointed of God). Here are some powerful Scripture texts that speak
of the fulfillment of God’s prophetic Word. “And
leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum… that it might be
fulfilled which was spoken of Esaias the prophet…” (Matt. 4:
the even was come, they brought unto Him many that were possessed
with devils: and He cast out the spirits with His Word, and healed
all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by
Eaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our
sicknesses.” (Matt. 8: 16, 17)
when Jesus knew it, He withdrew Himself from thence and great
multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all… That it might be
fulfilled which was spoken by Esais the prophet, saying, Behold My
servant, whom I have chosen….” (Matt. 12: 15-18)
WE HAVE FREEDOM THROUGH JESUS CHRIST:
said: “And ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you
free. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be FREE
indeed.” (John 8: 32, 36)
is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus,
who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. For the law of the
Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus hath made me FREE from the law of sin
and death.” (Rom 8: 1, 2)
ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have
received the Spirit of adoption whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The
Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit that we are the
children of God. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint
heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be
also glorified together.
we KNOW that all things work out together for good to them that love
God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He
did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image
of His Son, that He might be the firstborn, among many brethren.
whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called,
them He also justified: and whom He justified them He also glorified.
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be
that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how
shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall
separate us from the love of CHRIST? Shall tribulation, or distress,
or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword. Nay in
all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved
I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, or angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor things present, or things to come,
nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to
separate us from the love of God, which is in Jesus Christ our Lord.”
(Rom. 8: 15-17, 28-39)
GOD IS GLORIFIED THROUGH CHRIST!
God, Who is rich in MERCY for His great love, wherewith He loved us.
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with
Christ; by grace ye are saved. And hath raised us up together, and
made us sit together in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace
in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved
through faith and that not of yourselves in is the gift of God. Not
of works lest any man should. For we are His workmanship, created in
Christ Jesus unto good works.
we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Eph.
Gospel is the Good News: The Glad Tidings that Light has come into a
world of Darkness; that Peace has come into a world of Turmoil; that
Forgiveness has come into a world of Sin, that Healing has come into
a world of Sickness; that Love has come into a world of Hate; that
Life has come into a world of Death; that Freedom has come into a
world of Bondage and that Slaves are made Free through Jesus Christ,
the Liberator of the Human Race! Amen.
SNAKES IN MALTA SINCE ST. PAUL!
1,000 years, only Roman Catholic clergy were allowed to preach in
Malta. In order to keep out the marauding, murdering Mohammedans, the
Knights of Malta made that decree a law. By the hand of God, I was
thrust into a situation that opened the door for the Gospel Ministry
to enter that nation!
December 6, 1973, I met with Monsignor Michael Gunzi, Archbishop of
the Roman Catholic Church in Malta. After a very spirited talk with
the Archbishop he said: "I wish you the best success in your
Mission of preaching Jesus Christ to the Maltese people."
Police Chief Enoch Tonna sent for me and divulged that the Mafia had
threatened him and his family. As we prayed together, he received
Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour and we continued a spiritual
friendship by mail for some time!
was made and the 1,000 year-old Law forbidding anyone except a Roman
Catholic priest from preaching in Malta was cancelled and freedom of
religion came to that country.
Jehovah Witnesses who had been imprisoned for breaking the law were
released, and unfortunately I helped the Muslims get their Antichrist
teachings into Malta for the first time in 1,000 years.
more than 50 years of preaching the Glorious Gospel of Christ, I have
visited many islands. The snakes are plentiful almost everywhere.
Many islands have imported the mongoose to kill the snakes. In Malta,
however, there are NO SNAKES. They all died when the "man of
God" shook off the beast" into the fire!
brothers and sisters in Christ, let us do the same: Shake of the
beast! The Bible says: “And the seventy returned again with joy,
saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy Name.
And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from Heaven.
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)
St. Paul had come ashore at Malta hanging onto a piece of wreckage,
the Gospel message and a revival of great magnitude began. The
weather was cold and unsettling and St. Paul helped build a fire on
the beach to keep them warm.
the 'man of God' was laying some wood on the fire, a viper jumped up
and bit him on the arm. He shook the beast off into the fire and felt
no ill effect from the poison, causing the natives to believe he was
THE KEY TO EVANGELISM!
Miracle opened the door for the Gospel, as many received Christ as
Healer, Lord and Saviour: "In the same quarters were possessions
of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius, who received
us and lodged us three days courteously.
it came to pass that the father of Publius' lay sick of a fever and
of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed and laid his
hands on him and HEALED HIM. So when this was done, others also which
had diseases in the island came and were healed." (Acts 28:
we learn several lessons: God can use seemingly impossible and
hurtful situations to bring glory to His Great and Wonderful Name:
The ship was wrecked; St. Paul unknowingly "taking up a serpent"
without succumbing to its poisonous bite (Mark 16:16,17), the healing
of the Chief's father and the ensuing revival with all the sick on
the island coming to the man of God for healing through the "laying
on of hands" in the name of the "crucified and risen Lord
The SNAKE could not kill the 'Man of God' who shook him off into the
fire! The Snake is Satan and the fire is Hell. "And the Devil
(Liar) which deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and
Brimstone, where the Beast and the False Prophet are, and shall be
tormented day and night for ever and ever." (Rev.20: 10)
Lord invites us to join together in prayer according to Matthew
18:19. He promises to answer our prayers! He waits for our desperate
cries for intervention in our lives: Prayers for forgiveness, divine
healing and deliverance from the Evil One!
issues seven invitations to prayer in John chapters 14, 15 and 16. He
encourages us to ask Him for whatever we need. He would not do so, if
He did not expect to answer those prayers!
John states emphatically: "And this is the confidence that we
have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears
us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that
we have the Petitions, that we desired of Him." (1 John 5:14,
THROUGH CHRIST’S BLOOD!
the precious blood of Jesus Christ, we have the amazing PEACE of God.
Jesus said: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not
as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not heart be troubled,
neither let it not be afraid.” (John 14: 27)
now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by
the Blood of Christ. For He is our Peace, Who hath made both one, and
hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us:
abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments
contained in ordinances, for to make in Himself of twain one new man,
so making Peace; And that He might reconcile both unto God in one
body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and
preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were
nigh. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit unto the
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); “And
having made Peace through the Blood of His Cross, by Him to reconcile
all things unto Himself; by Him, I say whether they be things in
earth, or things in Heaven.” (Col. 1:20)
the God of Peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,
that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the BLOOD of the
everlasting covenant. Make you perfect in every good work to do His
will working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight, through
Jesus Christ forever and ever.” (Heb.13: 20, 21). Amen.