Tuesday, June 9, 2020

 Max Solbrekken & Omar Cabrera, 1978
 Cordova, Argentina, May 6-15, 1978
Max Solbrekken India Crusade 1984
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
    The Bible has been called, ‘A book of Wisdom, a book of Knowledge, a book of Truth, a book of Love and a book of Laws’. It is also a book of Common Sense!  Jesus used a lot of common sense in His parables and teaching lessons! His words awed His listeners: “The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.” (John 7:46)
      Jesus said, "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him"?  (Luke 11:13).
     Our Lord talked about everyday things when applying spiritual truths! He compared the gifts a father gives his children, to the Gift of the Holy Spirit that the Heavenly Father gives to His children. If we as carnal fathers give gifts to our children, surely our Heavenly Father will do no less! That is very encouraging, indeed!
     St. Matthew’s Gospel states: “Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh receiveth, he that seeketh findeth and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son shall ask will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish will he give him a serpent?
      If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in Heaven, give good gifts to them that ask Him?” (Matt.7:7-11)
                DOES GOD ANSWER PRAYER?
     We can come to God in prayer anytime, anywhere, and we can expect to receive an answer from Him. The Holy Bible says: "Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."  (Jeremiah 33:3)
     If we want answers from God, we must call upon His Name!  When we pray we anticipate God will answer us, but if we want God to answer us, we must call upon His Name! Jesus said, "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him"? (Luke 11:13)
     "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28); "And him that cometh unto Me, I shall in no wise cast out." (John 6:37); "Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find. Knock and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh receiveth, he that seeketh findeth and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." (Matthew 7:7-8)
     "Behold I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear My voice and open the door, I will come into him and will sup with him and he with Me." (Revelation 3:20)
"Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not." (Jeremiah 33:3); "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee."  (Hebrews 13:5)
     The Bible is the authoritative, divinely inspired and perfect Word of God!  God's signature is on the original autographs, written by holy men as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit.
     St. Peter emphasized, "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man; but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."  (2 Peter 1:20-21)
     Martin Luther had not seen a Bible until he was more than 20 years old and his colleague Dr. Carlstadt had earned his doctorate in theology from a prestigious Roman Catholic Seminary without ever reading the Bible!
     For hundreds of years the Roman Catholic Church refused Christian laymen the right to read and study the Holy Scriptures. They claimed that it was too deep. "Only an educated priest or theologian could understand God's Word", they pontificated! This of course, was a trick of the devil!
     Satan knows how powerful God's Word is and so was using this deceptive tactic to keep people in bondage. Jesus said, "Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32)
       No wonder Martin Luther stated, "The papacy is a general chase (hunting expedition) in which the Bishop of Rome is seeking to capture and bring to hell as many unsuspecting people as he can."
     Sadly, Roman Catholic Theologians put their own private interpretation on God's Word, as do the Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, and other religious cults today.
     When St. Peter said, "No prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation...." What did he mean? God interprets the Scripture, Himself. The message God wants you to receive is not what a certain sect or denomination reads into the scripture, but what He (God) is communicating!
     God interpret the scriptures by using other scriptures which the Holy Spirit has anointed!  Scripture interprets scripture and God does not contradict His Word. When taken in context, you will find that there are NO contradictions in the Holy Bible!
      The Holy Spirit and the Word of God agree totally, for the Holy Spirit anointed holy men to write the scripture, and God has no mental block or speech impediment! God said what He meant and meant what he said!
    His Word today has the same power and authority as when it came from the mouth of God. His Word is eternal. Jesus Christ Himself is the Living Word of God while the Holy canon of scripture, the Bible, is the written Word of God!
      Therefore, if you will believe the Word of God and appropriate it for yourself, Jesus Christ will come out of the pages of this holy book and come into your heart. This offer from Christ is open to every person in the entire world, regardless of age, race or colour.  This offer is worldwide and has no strings attached.
     St. Paul said, "For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar..." (Romans 3:3-4).
    There are more than 33,000 promises of blessings in the Bible and they all have to do with God's dealings with mankind! His promises are not for angelic beings, but for lost, sinful, sick, and fallen man.  His promises are for you and me!
      Jesus invited, "Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."  (Matthew 11:28). The most beautiful word in any language is 'Come'. This is a word of invitation and when Jesus calls, we must always be ready to answer His call!
    He said, "Come unto Me". He is the only one with solutions to our problems and answers to our questions!  How do we come unto God?  The only way we can respond to His invitation is through prayer.  Prayer is our direct communication with God.
     While on a visit to the USA some years ago, the Soviet Union's communist president Mikhail Gorbachev stated, "Only Jesus Christ had the solutions to every problem. I don't possess that skill."
     When asked by US reporters, the reason for glasnost, perestroika and the new freedom of religion which was happening in his country, Gorbachev replied: "Jesus Christ". As startled reporters asked him to repeat his answer, he again stated without hesitation: "Jesus Christ". Then, as if realizing what he had just said, Gorbachev quickly changed the subject.
     Christ's invitation is to "all who labour and are heavy laden", and that takes us all in. Gorbachev was right: Only Jesus Christ has the solution to every problem! In the Bible, our Lord promises rest and peace to all the world; to anyone who responds to His Invitation.  We all need a new meeting with Jesus.  No one is exempt from the cares, burdens, frustrations, temptations, pressures, sicknesses, and other pitfalls of Satan. These are of the world and of the flesh.  God promises that prayer can change all this.
     We are all constantly facing testing, temptations and trials in various forms and fashions.  The ability to pay our debts - due to unemployment, high taxation, or sickness - are some of the biggest stress producers in this generation.
      Our faith is sorely tried as we deal with the problems of life, like family break-up among children, grandchildren, relatives and friends. But Christ Jesus has promised us total victory, a release from tension and an abiding peace as we look to Him alone and keep our trust in His Word.
     Hear His Word again: "Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."  (Matthew 11:28). If you will notice, Christ  didn't say “come to a certain religious body or embrace a certain philosophy, ideology or theology”...but He said, "Come unto Me", and every person in this world is included in this offer.
     Jesus didn't mention His mother Mary or His inner circle disciples Peter, James or John or His half-brother James who became the first authority as Pastor of the world's first Pentecostal Church in Jerusalem!
      Jesus Christ didn't point to the prophet, the apostle, the high priest or the rabbi, pastor, or evangelist.  He said, "Come unto Me". You will not find a single account in the Bible, of Jesus Christ ever turning anyone away.  Jesus met the needs of every person who asked Him for help.
     What a reassuring feeling it is to know that Jesus Christ honours His Word.  When you are in need of a miracle or are in danger and must have an answer to your prayers, you can depend on the LORD Jesus Christ.  He has given us the Invitation, "Come Unto Me", and it is up to us to respond to His invitation through prayer.
    I can verify that God is a "God at hand and not a God afar off". (Jeremiah 23:23). I can confirm that God answers prayer, through my own personal testimony. In 1984, my team and I were conducting a crusade in Northern India, when a staggering miracle occurred.  I had planned to conduct a large crusade in the South, where many visiting evangelists go.
   Previously, I had been in the South and Central India but had not ventured into the North where the zealous, devout and often fanatical Brahmin Hindus have almost total power.  In fact, for the previous twenty years, the number of Christians had declined there each year!
     Thousands of pastors were ready to embrace our ministry in the South, and we were expecting 100,000 persons on the opening night, with prospects of larger crowds as the crusade progressed.  And I was excited about going!
    Then God changed my plans and I was challenged to go to Ahmedabad Gujarat in North India, an intellectual city of Brahmin Hindus and Moslems. The Hindus had just completed a ten-day festival, to rejuvenate the people in their beliefs. This was also done to warn the people of the gospel!
     On the first night of our crusade, 1/4 million Muslims were in the streets in a gigantic parade, to start 21 days of fasting in a celebration called Ramadan! We started with 3,000 people on the opening night, backed by two Methodist churches and about 120 zealous young people, from across Asia, working with a group called "Christ is the Answer".
     My message was entitled, ‘Jesus Christ the same Yesterday, Today and Forever’! I declared the gospel of Christ which states: "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)
     Without fear of contradiction I presented the claims of Christ: "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me". (John 14:6) "I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief 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 10:9-10)
      I quoted St. Paul: "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour: Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time."  (1 Timothy 2:3-6)
      I declared that Jesus Christ was the only begotten Son of God - that He was born of a virgin, His sinlessness, His miracle ministry, His victorious death and His glorious resurrection.
      Less than 100 came forward for salvation in the first service, but God performed several miracles of healing in answer to my prayer!
     The next evening there were 6,000 in attendance. Again, I shared the Word of God. I chose for my text Acts 17:18-32 where St. Paul preached his famous Mars Hill message, ‘The Unknown God’.
     I said, "I entered your city last evening and beheld your temples and places of worship - I saw your images, idols and gods! Idols that are made of wood, stone, plaster of paris and plastic; gods that have eyes that see not, ears that hear not, mouths that cannot speak, hands that have never helped anyone and feet that are stationary"!
     Then I presented Jesus Christ, the only true Saviour of the world and the Son of the Living God. At precisely 9:00 PM as I was making the altar call, suddenly loudspeakers began blaring out an opposing message - in the Hindi language - in the very same venue which we were using!
    Hindu religious leaders had called a meeting and decided to conduct another 10-day festival of their own, in the same park we had permission to use. They had already alerted the police that there would be a riot on the crusade grounds and 50 fanatics with stones and sticks were on their way to start an uproar, stop the crusade and kill me, if necessary!
     On those same grounds, two years previously, the Muslims had started a riot in a Christian crusade to stop the meetings. Muslim fanatics had overturned a bus near the platform with 17 men, women, and children, poured gasoline on it, setting it ablaze and killing them all!  Of course, the crusade was then ended!
      More than thirty years earlier, T.L. Osborn, a well-known American evangelist was conducting a successful crusade in North India. Fanatics began a riot, forcing him to leave.
The Indian government declared him non-grata-persona, effectively barring him from the country since his crusades were dangerous and prone to violence and riots.  In this manner the bigots had stopped one of the world's greatest soul winners from preaching in that nation for more than 3 decades!
    Just as the fanatics were entering the grounds, I was making the altar call. More than 500 people were so gripped by the message and by the Holy Spirit, that they rushed forward to accept Christ.
    Then as I prayed a powerful prayer, rebuking the devil and calling upon God - in Jesus' Name - for miracles among the people, a 6 year-old-boy who was lame in one leg from birth was instantly healed!
     His parents who were Brahmin Hindus rushed forward to testify, along with their healed son.  Upon hearing the commotion and the testimony, the fanatics recognized the well- known man whose son was healed, and asked, "Who is that man? Is he a prophet?"  Those around them in the crowd said, "Yes, he is a prophet from Canada".
      Then, they dropped their stones and sticks and pulled down their loudspeakers! The next evening the crowd grew to 10,000 and I preached on, "God's Love and the Blood of Jesus"!  The fanatics who had previously wanted to hurt me, now wanted to kiss my feet, and brought me tea. I ignored the kiss, received the tea but did not drink it. And the revival continued with the crowd growing to about 40,000 persons. I had to leave for Lahore, Pakistan, but the ‘Christ Is the Answer’ Group extended the crusade with 50, 000 present.
     And according to the last reports we have had, the Christian community was not only strengthened but also is growing! Thousands enrolled in the New Converts Class, by mail. And hundreds took special courses for Christian Ministry! To God be the glory!
     In 1992, another well-known American evangelist was banned from India for the same reason. Hindu fanatics took over the crusade stating that testimonies of people who claimed to be healed were fraudulent! Satan hates the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His miracles, which prove that He arose from the dead and is alive today!
                 WE CAN COME TO GOD ANYTIME!
       God's Word says, "Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."  (Jeremiah 33:3). God’s Word says, “And call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me.” (Ps. 50:15)
     All of us have times of difficulty and trouble, and God is more willing to give than we are to ask.  In fact, Jesus said, "Hitherto have ye asked nothing in My name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full." (John 16:24)
     We are invited to call upon Him in the day of trouble and He will deliver us and show us His mighty arm outstretched, in signs, wonders and miracles! All we must do is call, and He will answer!
      It is humbling for us to acknowledge our weakness and need for help. It is humbling for us to request assistance from an outside force in this proud, efficient, and materialistic world, in which we live. God hates pride but responds to humility!
Jesus said, "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him"? (Luke 11:13)
       Again our Lord stated, "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." (Isaiah 1:18)
      Jesus invited, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." (Matthew 7:7-8)
     We must spend time in Prayer. To learn about the power of prayer, we must FIRST ask God for forgiveness for our coldness and lack of concern for those who need our help. The simplest thing in the world for anyone to do is to ask for something. And yet, it can be the most difficult! We must spend time in prayer, learn to pray.
     To ask God for forgiveness, we must acknowledge our failings and our sins.  To ask God for guidance or for strength, we must acknowledge our weakness.  To ask God for divine healing, we must admit that we are sick and that we need help!
     But Jesus made it so easy! He said, we must become like little children and ask with child-like faith and expectation.  And His promise is sure and guaranteed to work. He will keep His Word!
     He said, "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 15:7): "Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain. That whatsoever ye ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you." (John 15:16)
                REMEMBER YOUR SOURCE!
      We must remember Who our Source is. Jesus Christ is our Redeemer and the Holy Spirit gives us the power to function by His grace. And the Word of God is Supreme, that God may be all in all!
     Jesus promised, "But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be witnesses unto Me..." (Acts 1:8).   He stated, "Without Me, ye can do nothing"! (John 15:5); "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. I will be with you until the end of the world." (Hebrews 13:5)
      Prayer requests should be specific, and we must ask in faith, nothing doubting. When we approach God's Throne of Grace, we must ask specifically for what we need or desire!   We must be specific so that we can prioritize our request and focus on our needs, or the needs of others all over the world. 
     Prayer requests should be specific. It is important to lay out our needs in a definite request, believing that He hears us and will keep His promise!
       Faith is expecting an answer when you pray. Faith is trusting God so implicitly, that when you have met the conditions He has set forth in His Great Document, He will respond favorably!
     The Bible says, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Hebrews 11:1). Here is Moffat's translation of this verse: "Faith means we are confident of what we hope for; convinced of what we do not see."
     Faith is like the title deed to a property you own but have never seen. You know it is yours because it has been bequeathed to you in a will or it has been given to you as a gift - possibly in another part of the world, and you still haven't received it or seen it.
     That is how faith works. You have God's promises regarding prayer and His desire to answer, but the things you prayed for haven't happened yet! Keep on trusting, expecting and believing and the answer will come. Loved ones will come to Christ, sicknesses will be healed by God's power and your many prayer requests will be answered when you pray in the Name of Jesus!
     The Bible says, "Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass." (Psalms 37:5) Jesus showed us how faith works in Mark 11:22-24:
    "And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
     “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."
    In my opinion, Hebrews 11:1 is a theologian's definition of faith. The layman's definition of faith is found in verse 6.
    "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him." (Hebrews 1:6)
                       FAITH IS THREE THINGS!
   No. 1.  Faith is coming to God with your needs and making your requests known to Him. By asking God for help you are exhibiting faith! This proves that you believe He is greater than yourself and your need!
    You are in fact saying: "Lord you are bigger than I am and more powerful and that is why I am approaching you for help"! You wouldn't come to God for help, if you didn't believe He could help you!
    No. 2. Faith is believing that God is real, that He is eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit! And that He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and eternal! Faith is believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He died on the cross for our sins and arose from the dead for our justification.
     The Bible says, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."  (Hebrews 11:1). Faith is a reality!
    Faith is a fact and is also action, because "faith without works is dead, being alone."  (James 2:26). Faith is now! And faith is a present - day reality and faith gets the job done! Faith Works Miracles!
    No. 3. Faith is expecting a miracle when we pray!  He is a “Rewarder” of them that diligently seek Him”. Here is our Lord's invitation to you:  "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28). I say, AMEN to that! Even so, let it be!
     In the summer of 1977, I received a call from Demos Shakarian's son Richard, enquiring if we would invite Omar and Marfa Cabrera to Edmonton for some Gospel Meetings.
    I asked, "Who is Omar Cabrera?" Richard stated that Omar Cabrera had been ordered by the Military Junta to leave Argentina, because his name had been found on a 'Rebel Hit List'. He was living in the USA and doing some book translations for a Ministry.
  He stated that Omar Cabrera had written a book titled, 'Guns, Guts and God in Latin America'. The Roman Catholic Church opposed him, as did the Military Junta, the Medical Profession, and the Evangelical Church. And because he wore the clerical collar, even the Pentecostal Church was critical of him!
    I said: "The Bible states to beware when all men speak well of you, and there must be something special about a man who against all odds wouldn't leave his post until forced to do so. I will be pleased to have such a man."
     My background in the Lutheran Church and admiration for the Father of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther, immediately made me want to meet this fearless Argentinian Crusader!
     Donna and I warmly welcomed Omar and Marfa and we had great fellowship. Omar said: "Brother Max, I want to go to Ascunsion, Paraquay. We will rent the large stadium there and have a Crusade. It will cost $10,000, and you will pay for it. We will reach many people and we will build a large church seating ten thousand. It will cost $100,000 and you will pay for it!"
       I said: "Omar, we will start with the crusade." Omar began making arrangements for the crusade but was repeatedly unable to get the stadium for the dates we put forth. There was always a block; nothing was working in our favour.
     In the spring of 1978, I had just returned from crusades in Ghana, Africa, and people were beginning to ask about our proposed Paraguay Crusade. I called Omar to share my concerns. I said, "Omar, I believe we should have the crusade in Argentina!"
     He was adamant, declaring that he would not ever go back to Argentina. Several times I stressed that I felt God wanted us to hold the crusade in Argentina, against all odds!  Finally, he relented saying: "OK, we will try Cordova."
       He was able to rent the Rocco Football Field for May 6-15, 1978. It was a miracle of God. The Chief of Police left town, being afraid to sign the permit.
  The Crusade began with 6,000 people and miracles began at once. The Roman Catholic Church lost control of the people as nuns and priests rejoiced openly and praised God! The crowd grew to 10,000 almost immediately. The Police Chief returned and signed the permit.
  I said to Omar: "I would like to speak to the four Colonials of the Military Junta which rules the Cordova District." They invited us to meet with them. After bringing them greetings from Canada, I laid out God's Salvation Plan. For about fifteen minutes I preached the Gospel with great anointing. I spoke about God and the Devil, Sin and Salvation, Christ and His shed blood, Heaven and Hell and Judgement!
     Suddenly, the leading Colonial cried out: "What do you want from us?" I answered: "Stop Persecuting the Evangelicals. Stop Persecuting the Pentecostals!" He answered: "Okay! What else do you want?" I said: "Get down on your knees and give your hearts to the Lord." They looked shocked.
     Omar let out a great big laugh and I smiled. They relaxed. Then, I said: "I would like to pray for you and your families." He said: "We have been hearing good things about your crusade. At first we thought you were Jehovah Witnesses but realize that you are a blessing from God." Reverently, they bowed their heads as I prayed for them, their families and their nation!
      From that moment forward the official persecution stopped. That was the turning point for Argentina! There were no crusades being held there because of the Military Rule, but God opened the door for Omar Cabrera and me to reach Cordova for Christ.
   Great Miracles happened every night and the crowd grew to 48,000 on May 15, 1978. During the final service, Omar announced that we would be back there in two weeks for another Crusade, which drew 17,000. 
    His Cordova Church grew to 8,000 in 9 months and within 18 months he had 150 churches with 450 pastors across Argentina! 
     Then, Carlos Anacandia got saved and began to preach and the rest is history as he and others have reached several millions for Jesus. That is how the official persecution stopped and how the REVIVAL started in Argentina in May, 1978. Praise the Lord!
     ‘MRS ZERO KILOMETER’ LIKE A NEW CAR!                  
                         Says Marfa Cabrera, Cordova, Argentina
   She calls herself ‘Zero Kilometer’ just like a new car with NO MILEAGE! For 21 years this lady had suffered with arthritis and for the last 14 years she sat in a wheelchair or used crutches. In order to make a living during these many years she sold various articles on the street corners. Everyone knew she was crippled!
     She was instantly HEALED in the Max Solbrekken Crusade in May, 1978, and has been giving her testimony to thousands on the street corners and radio, T.V. and newspapers during the last two years, since her miracle. She has been interviewed by the Media. Through her testimony 3,000 persons have been influenced to attend Omar Cabrera’s Crusades. Praise the Lord. Amen.
       Jesus stated:  “Verily, verily, I say unto you; He that believeth in Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works shall he do, because I go unto My Father. And 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 14:12-14)
     Everything Jesus of Nazareth did was in obedience to His Heavenly Father’s will. In this Scripture text He makes that very plain.  Every time a miracle of healing is done in Jesus’ Name, God the Father is glorified! And that is why we must obey His Word and place our trust in the Holy Spirit and the Blood of the Everlasting Covenant, for God’s glory alone!
     Any intelligent person reading Jesus Christ’s Words must conclude that He came to earth to destroy the works of the devil! Everywhere He ministered, Jesus of Nazareth healed the sick and cast out evil spirits. He commanded His twelve apostles and seventy disciples to do the same! Finally, He sent the Blessed Holy Spirit to empower His Church to do the same as He had done!
     Here is Jesus’ Great Commission to His Church: “And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be Saved, but he that believeth not shall be Damned.
     “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay their hands upon the sick and they shall recover.” (Mark 16: 15-18). Amen.

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