DEVIL IS A LIAR:
WORD IS TRUE
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
our 1966 Gospel Crusade at the Gandhi Park, Guntur, AP, India, I
heard a voice saying, “My
son, you are helping to fulfill My Word.”
No-one was speaking to me, so I asked: “Is
this You, Lord?
The words were repeated. In astonishment I said, “How
could I a young preacher from Canada help fulfill Your Word?”
He said, “Ask, Brother Vandenam how many people in this crowd have
never heard the Name of Jesus Christ before.” When I asked Brother
Vandenam that question, he replied, “About
95 % of this large crowd have never once heard the name of Jesus
Lord directed me to read Isaiah 45:5,6: “I am the Lord, and there
is none else, there is no God beside Me; I girded thee thou hast not
known Me: That they
may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is
none beside Me.
I am the Lord and there is none else.”
Then I understood, that God wanted His Gospel preached with Signs
following to all people everywhere, and by His grace I had been
called to be a part of that number!
MADE SALVATION POSSIBLE!
pastor was in his
little home office on a Saturday with two things on his mind, while
his wife was at a Women's Meeting. Preparing his Sunday sermon while
looking after his six -year - old son was always a tough call. After
giving him colouring books and other games to keep him busy, he
finally came up with a winner to keep him busy for a half hour.
dug out an old magazine with a large picture of the globe on the
Front Cover. With his son watching, he cut it up into numerous
pieces. He gave him glue, saying, “Son you're a clever boy. Put the
world back together.” Five minutes later his son was back, saying,
“I did it, Dad.”
The pastor said, “I
can't believe it. How did you do it?” His
son replied, “I've
looked through that magazine before and saw that on the inside cover
was a picture of a man, so I put the man back together and the world
came back together.”
the man is converted, the world will be changed. The Bible says:
“Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creation: old things
are passed away; behold all things are become new.” (2 Cor. 5: 17);
“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)
HIM I CAN DO NOTHING!
Lord says: “Look
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 has gone out
of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto Me
every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.” (Is.45:
Lord gives us the answer to all our dilemmas, difficulties and
problems. He is the Answer. Look to Him. He answers prayer. He has
all knowledge and wisdom and health because He is knowledge and
wisdom and health. He imparts love and grace and power because He is
Love, Grace and Power!
everything has failed, your world has fallen apart and all hope is
gone, here is the unvarnished Truth: The
Word of God is True and the Devil is a Liar!
That is an
indisputable fact. You can build your life on that foundation! If you
enjoy being lied to, taken advantage of and destroyed, follow the
Devil! If you want the truth, peace, forgiveness and healing, follow
you want to spend Eternity in torment, regret and fear in Hell,
follow the Liar, Satan. If you want to live eternally in a place of
peace, joy and love in Heaven, follow the Author of Eternal
Salvation, Jesus Christ who purchased your salvation through His
vicarious death on the cross and His glorious resurrection!
DEVIL IS A LIAR!
Christ called the Devil a Liar and He was spot on. He uncovered the
masquerader, pulled back the curtain and let us see the naked truth
about world's most wicked slanderer, thief, and mass murderer! The
Holy Bible details the fall of Lucifer, his ejection from Heaven, as
well as his eternal abode in the Lake of Fire!
art thou fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art
thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations? For thou
hast said in thine heart, I
into heaven. I
my throne above the stars of God: I
also upon the
mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I
above the heights of the clouds; I
WILL be like
the most High.
thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They
that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee,
saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did
shake kingdoms; that made the world a wilderness, and destroyed the
cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
THOU HAST SINNED!
thou hast sinned; therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the
mountain of God and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the
midst of the stones of
art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so; Thou
wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in
the midst of the stones of fire.
wast perfect in all thy ways from the day that thou wast created, til
iniquity was found in thee. Thine heart wast lifted up because of thy
beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I
will cast thee to the ground O covering angel. I
will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.” (Ezek.
28:13-17). Satan is called the 'cosmic
liar' because he
operates in both earth and atmosphere. He is the prince
of the power of the air
and the god of this
Paul says, “Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course
of this world, according
to the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit that now worketh in the children of the disobedience.”
(Eph. 2: 2); “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are
lost: in whom the
god of this world hath blinded the minds
of them which believe not, lest the light of the gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (2 Cor. 4; 3,4).
ARE BLINDED BY SATAN!
of eyesight is a serious loss, but even worse is losing your sense of
right and wrong, deceived about sin and salvation, God and the Devil,
Heaven and Hell! The Bible states that Satan, the god of this world,
has blinded the minds of unbelievers. No wonder so many fall for his
lies and are readily willing to reject Christ and His Gospel.
is why St. James states: “Submit
yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from
you. Draw nigh to
God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;
and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Humble yourselves in the
sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.” (Jame 4: 7,8,10).
Peter writes; “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of
God, that He may exalt you in due time: Casting all your cares upon
Him; for He careth for you. Be
sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring
lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist in the
that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are
in the world.” (1 Peter 5:6-9)
Bible says: “But
they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall
mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and
they shall walk, and not faint.”
(Is. 41: 10). Jesus promised: “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
LIAR, THIEF & MURDERER!
Holy Bible states: “Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily,
verily, I say unto you. I
am the door of the sheep.
All that ever came before Me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep
did not hear them. 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
cometh not but for to Steal, and to Kill, and to Destroy; I
am come that they may have LIFE, and that they may have it more
abundantly. I am the Good
Shepherd the good
shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” (John 10: 7-11)
may come as a surprise to many sinners and unbelievers, that their
decision to reject the Gospel of Christ and continue obeying the lust
of the flesh and the pride of life is not their decision at all, but
they are obeying the promptings of Satan himself. They are not 'their
own man' at all, but they are Satan's little puppet, following his
evil intrigue! They are blinded by the Deceiver!
said: “Ye are of your father the Devil, and the lusts of your
father ye will do. He was a Murderer from the beginning, and abode
not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh
a lie, he speaketh of his own; for he is a Liar and the father of
it.” (John 8:44)
Paul says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
the rulers of the darkness of this
spiritual wickedness in high place.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that you may be able
to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand.” (Eph.
CAST OUT OF HEAVEN!
the Island of Patmos, the Lord gave St. John numerous prophetic
visions which are recorded in the Book of Revelation! Some have been
fulfilled. Others are being fulfilled as we near the final stages.
Antichrist powers are becoming more aggressive against the Church as
Satan knows his time is short and will fight to the bitter end. His
reservation for eternity in the LAKE OF FIRE cannot be altered!
Bible states: “And
there was war in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the
dragon, and the dragon and his angels prevailed not; neither was
their place found any more in Heaven. And the great dragon was cast
out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth
the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were
cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven.
is come salvation, and strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the
power of His Christ: for the Accuser of our brethren is cast down,
which accused them before our God day and night. And
they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their
and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye
Heavens, and ye that live in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth
and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great
wrath, because he knoweth that He but a short time.”
(Rev. 12: 7-12)
JESUS SAW SATAN
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. 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
is one of the most victorious and joyful Scriptures coming from our
Saviour. It was first hand information of Lucifer's Defeat, as the
Archangel Michael and his angels cast him unceremoniously to the
earth. And God the Son, Jesus Christ, witnessed it all and related it
to His disciples with this statement:
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.
withstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to
you; but rather that your names are written in Heaven.”
that His disciples
power to cast out unclean spirits from their victims! They should not
be surprised that evil spirits obey them, when they speak in His
that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit and said, I thank thee, O Father,
Lord of Heaven and earth, that Thou hast hid these things from the
wise and prudent, and has revealed them unto babes: even so it seemed
good in Thy sight.” (Luke 10: 21). Jesus
was overcome with joy and spun around, (gr.agalliao)
rejoicing in the spirit, thanking His Heavenly Father!
Great Commission states: “Go
ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel unto 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:
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 hands on the sick, and
they shall recover.”
(Mark 16: 15-18)
FOR THE INCARNATION!
thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet (fit) to be partakers
of the inheritance of the saints in light: who hath delivered us from
the Power of Darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His
dear Son: in whom we have Redemption through His blood, even the
forgiveness of sins: who is the image of the invisible God, the
firstborn of every creature:
by Him were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in
earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions,
or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for
Him: And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.
is the head of the body, the church: Who is the beginning, the
firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the
preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him should all
Fullness dwell; 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.1:12-20)
SAVED BY GOD'S
God saved us all from the powers of darkness through His Son's
vicarious death for the sins of the world and His glorious
resurrection! He came to earth to redeem sinful man and make us
members of the Body of Christ! Through His great mercy and grace, He
has adopted us as His sons. He came to glorify His Father and make
Him our Father also!
when the fulness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, made of a
woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law,
that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons,
God hath sent forth the spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying,
Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a Son, then
an heir of God through Christ.” (Gal.
Holy Bible states: “And He entered again into the synagogue; and
there was a man there which had a withered hand. And they watched Him
whether He would heal on the sabbath day; that they might accuse Him.
And He saith unto
the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.
He saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath day, or to
do evil? To save life, or to kill? But
they held their
peace. And when He had looked about on them with anger, being grieved
for the hardness of their hearts, He saith unto the man, Stretch
forth thine hand. And
he stretched it out, and his hand was restored whole as the other.
ANOINTED JESUS CHRIST!
He spake to His disciples, that a small ship should wait on Him
because of the multitude, lest they should throng Him. For
He had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon Him for to touch
Him, as many as had plagues.
spirits, when they saw him, fell down before Him, and cried, saying,
Thou art the Son of God.
And He straightly charged them that they should not make Him known.”
(Mark 3: 1-12)
they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew Him, and ran
through the whole region round about, and began to carry about in
beds those that were sick, where they heard He was. And whither
soever He entered into villages or cities country, they laid the sick
in the streets, and besought Him that they might touch if it were
but the border of His garment and as many as touched Him were made
anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and power: who went
about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil:
for God was with Him.” (Acts 10:38). This
great witness given by Simon Peter about the Ministry of the Holy
Spirit in the life of our Lord Jesus, summed up God's will about
making people well, whose lives had been harmed by the Devil!
are many reasons why honest, Spirit-filled Christians believe that
Divine Healing should be a common practice today. The
Ministry of Jesus Christ with Miracles of Healing and deliverance
from demon powers is evidence enough.
And secondly, everything Jesus did was according to the Will of His
Father and for His glory alone!
Lord said: “I can of Mine own self do nothing: As I hear I judge.
And My judgment is just; because I seek not Mine own will, but the
will of the Father which hath sent Me.” (John 6:30); “And He that
sent Me is with Me; the Father hath not left Me alone, for I do
always those things the please Him.” (John 8: 29)
ANY SICK AMONG YOU?
Holy Bible states: “Is
any sick among you, let him call for the elders of the church; and
let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the
Lord: And the Prayer of Faith shall save the Sick, and the Lord shall
raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven
him.” (James 5: 14,
Bible Scholars should agree that Divine Healing by the wounds of
Christ is also a Sacrament, as well as Water Baptism and the Lord's
healing is also found in the 1 Cor. 19:16: “...
The bread which we
break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?”
DESTROY SATAN'S WORKS!
that committed 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).
I see it, the works of the devil are these: sin, fear, sickness,
disease and death, poverty and demons! He forgave sinners, brought
peace to the troubled, healed the sick and diseased, raised the dead,
ministered to the hungry and cast out demons from those who were
tormented! His vicarious death and resurrection brought forgiveness,
healing, restoration and eternal life to those who believe!
SET THEM AT LIBERTY!
Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach
the gospel to the poor, He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to
preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the
blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.” (Luke 4: 18)
BEAR THE CURSE OF THE LAW!
hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for
us: for it is written, Cursed is every man that hangeth on a tree:
That the blessing of Abraham come on the Gentiles through Jesus
Christ; that we might receive the promise of the of the Spirit
through faith.” (Gal. 3: 13, 14; Duet.28:61)
TO HEAL ALL THAT ARE OPPRESSED!
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and Power: who
went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the
devil, for God was with Him.” (Act 10: 38); “Surely He hath borne
our sicknesses (heb.kholle),
and carried our pains (heb.makob):
yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our
iniquities : the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His
stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have
turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the
iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He
opened not His mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter,
andasa sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His
mouth.” (Is. 53: 4-7)
DESTROY SATAN PERSONALLY!
I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed
and her Seed: It
(Christ) shall bruise (crush) thy head (kill), and thou (Devil)
bruise His (Christ) heel (He resurrection) .” (Gen.3:15);
then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also
Himself took part of the same: that through Death
He might Destroy
him that had the power of death, that is the Devil.
them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to
bondage.” (Heb. 2: 14,15)
SAVE SINNERS THROUGH HIS VICARIOUS DEATH!
the Son of man is come to seek and save that which was lost.” (Luke
19:10); “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, 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 also hath highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above
every name: That at the Name of Jesus very knee should bow, of things
in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that
every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God
the Father.” (Phil. 2: 5-11)
DO THE WILL OF THE FATHER!
can of Mine own self do nothing: As I hear I judge. And My judgment
is just; because I seek not Mine own will, but the will of the Father
which hath sent Me.” (John 6:30); “And He that sent Me is with
Me; the Father hath not left Me alone, for I do always those things
the please Him.” (John 8: 29; Heb. 10:9)
FILL BELIEVERS WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT!
I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that
He may abide with you for ever; een the Spirit of Truth: when the
world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not; neither knoweth Him,
for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you
comfortless: I will come unto you.”
BUILD HIS CHURCH!
He (Christ) is the head of the church:
Who us the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things
He might have the preeminence . For it pleased the Father that in Him
should all fulness dwell. And having made peace through the blood of
His cross, by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things
in Heaven. And you that were sometime alienated and enemies in your
mind by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled in the body of His
flesh through Death, to present you holy and unblameable and
unreproveable in His sight.” (Col. 1:18-22)
if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave
thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God,
the pillar and ground of the truth.”
saith unto them, But whom say ye that 1 am? And Simon Peter answered
and said, Thou art
the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona
(son of Jona);
for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father in
heaven.” ( Matt.16:15-17). Here Jesus laid out the confession
everyone must make to be saved and become a child of God. It was
revealed to Simon the
son of Jonas!
made this same confession: “Jesus
said unto her, I am the resurrection and life; he that believeth in
Me, though he were dead yet shall he live. Believest thou this? She
saith unto Him, Yea, Lord: I believe that Thou art the Christ, the
Son of the Living God.” (John
Samaritan woman confessed Jesus as Christ: “The
woman saith unto Him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called
Christ: when He is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto
her, I that speak unto thee am He....Come see a man, which told me
all things that ever I did: Is not this the Christ?” (John
Paul writes to the church: “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by
faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to
comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and
depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth
knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now
unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we
ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be
glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world
without end. Amen.”
as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
For ye gave not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but ye
ave received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The Spirit Himself
beareth witness with our spirit that we are 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.” (Rom. 14-17)
what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should
be called the sons of God; therefore the world knoweth us not.
Beloved, now are we
the sons of God,
and it doth not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when He
shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.
And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as
He is pure.” (1 John 1-3)
CHANGED MY LIFE!
since a little boy I have had a holy awe in my heart for Jesus of
Nazareth. He is the greatest hero that ever lived, and in His death
He out-shined them all. His descent from Heaven to liberate sinful
man was downright majestic. He who was true
God from Eternity
together with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, came to earth, to
be incarnated, born of the Virgin Mary, as true
great King of all ages saw the wretched condition of His creation,
and made the journey from Heaven to earth to defeat the Evil, lying
and hate-filled Satan who was holding mankind hostage! Through His
vicarious death on the cross for us all, Jesus Christ defeated the
Evil One, the Prince of Darkness to free us all! Our Saviour paid the
ransom price to meet the righteous Demands of Divine Justice in the
Courts of Heaven, to atone for the sins of us all!
His great love and grace, Jesus Christ defeated the most wicked and
sinister of them all, the Devil, the scum of all criminality, the
foul stench of the universe, the rot of all corrupt lying perverts!
Jesus of Nazareth defeated him in the wilderness temptation, during
His amazing earthly ministry, healing the sick, cleansing the lepers,
casting out foul demons, feeding the multitudes, raising the dead and
saving the world through His crucifixion and death on the cross!
is impossible to describe His victorious resurrection from the dead
and establishing His Kingdom in the hearts and lives of multitudes
who make up His Bride, the body of Christ, the Church! Glory, honour
and praise be unto Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Saviour of the world,
conquorer Satan, death, hell and Liberator of Mankind! Amen.
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 and our
Father: To whom be be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Gal.1:3,4)