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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Sunday, July 18, 2021
CAN GOD BE TRUSTED
A THOUSAND TIMES, YES!
By Pastor Max Solbrekkken, D.D.
“Shall not the Judge of the whole earth do right?” (Gen. 18: 25) Can God be trusted? The answer is: ‘Yes, God can be trusted’!
YOU MAY ASK: “What assurances do we have of His credibility, reliability and benevolence? Is there any possibility that He may waver in His commitment to the human family? Or renege on His promises to us?”
The answer is a definite resounding, ‘No! He cannot waver or change, ever’. What are His promises and commitments to His human creatures? Is He responsible to any of us? And does He have the wherewithal and resolve to carry through with His commitment?
The answer is, ‘Yes’! God stands behind His Word and is duty bound to keep His plans and purposes for us. And He has the resources and the resolve to keep His Word to us!
Are we asked to trust Him on a ‘leap in the dark’ basis? Is faith only ‘blind chance’ or do we have something substantial to stand on? Is He consistent or does He change with the ever- changing times?
Are His claims true? Do His promises hold water? Does the Gospel really work? Or is it all so much window dressing and rhetoric? Does He answer prayer and is He available when we need Him?
After more than 50 years of declaring the Gospel across the world, reading reams of materials on theology, philosophy, history and sociology, and praying for tens of thousands of people, I have come to the following conclusion.
Without doubt, God can be trusted to keep His Word. He can be trusted to do that which is right, in all instances! He can be trusted to hear our prayers and answer according to His Own will and in His Own way.
He will not, nor can He ever fail us, because He is infallible, invincible, immutable, all-wise, all-good, all-knowing, all-powerful, everywhere present and eternal!
1. GOD LOVES US ALL!
His great compassionate heart embraces all who call upon His name. His mercy is available to all sinners, including His enemies! Jesus Christ prayed for those who ridiculed and blasphemed Him and nailed Him to a rugged cross! In His great suffering, He prayed “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23: 34)
Right up to the very last, our loving Saviour never missed an opportunity to minister to people’s needs – For example, healing the severed ear of the High Priest’s servant in Gethsemane (Luke 22: 50) and forgiving the repentant thief hanging beside Him on Golgotha’s Hill! (Luke 23: 34)
St. James very implicitly pointed out that Almighty God is a benevolent Heavenly Father, Who allows the sun which He created to shine on the “just and the unjust” and that He is “no respecter of persons” (Acts 10: 34-35; Rom.2: 11), and with Him is “no variableness or shadow of turning.” (James 1: 17)
The Bible says: “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God. In this was manifested the love of God toward us because God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. Herein is love, not that we loved Him but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (expiation, mercy seat) for our sins.” (1 John 4: 7-10)
The word propitiation means that Jesus Christ’s death on the cross for us satisfied God’s demands of Divine Justice for the sins of the world!
The Bible’s Golden Text tells the story better than anyone can: “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. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3: 16, 17)
2. THE WORLD STANDS GUILTY BEFORE GOD!
The Bible says: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Rom. 3: 23); “As it is written, There is none that is righteous, no, not one.” (Rom.3: 10); “The Scripture hath concluded all under sin.” (Gal.3: 22). The Word of God states: “All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned everyone to His own way and the Lord hath laid upon Him the iniquity of us all.” (Is.53: 6)
The very fact that God sent His Son - Jesus the Christ- into this wicked world in search of rebellious sinners, to suffer humiliation and death on a cruel cross proves the great COMPASSION of our loving Heavenly Father, who was intent upon reconciling lost humanity with Himself.
His desire to improve the lot of fallen mankind was so great that He gave His only begotten Son to pay the penalty for our redemption, which provides hope, peace, joy, harmony, health and eternal life, to all who call upon His name in sincerity and truth!
These Bible passages tell us the truth about Almighty God, who is compassionate, merciful, gracious, kind and totally benevolent. St. John stated unequivocally: “God is love.” (1 John 4: 8). How wonderful to know that our lives are in the hands of the ONE who made us, loves us, sustains us, heals us and watches over us!
SIN IS AN OBSTACLE TO FELLOWSHIP!
The main obstacle to fellowship with our Heavenly Father, Creator, Saviour and Deliverer - who keeps and sustains us - is sin which in essence, is transgression, disobedience, rebellion and unbelief.
After our first parent’s disastrous fall from grace, God put into place an elaborate sacrificial system, with innocent animals substituting for sinful mankind.
The penalty for sinning and the price of reconciliation was the shedding of blood, because “the wages of sin is death.” (Rom.3: 23). Every sacrifice pointed to God’s own Son Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for the sins of the world as “the Lamb of God”. (John 1: 29).
The Bible states: “He that covereth his sin shall not prosper, but he that confesseth and forsaketh his sin shall have mercy.” (Prov.28: 13)
“Surely, 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.” (Is. 53: 4-5)
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy Name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy Name. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all thy diseases, Who redeemeth thy life from destruction…” (Psalms 103: 1–4)
3. JESUS’ BLOOD ATONED FOR OUR SINS AND SICKNESSES!
“When 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 Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities and bear our sicknesses.” (Matt.8: 16, 17).
“Who His own Self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: By Whose stripes ye were healed.” (1 Peter 2: 24); “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3: 16, 17)
“He 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?” (Rom.8: 32): “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 has committed sins, they shall be forgiven them.” (James 5: 14, 15)
“God is not willing that any should perish but come unto repentance but that all should come unto repentance.” (1 Tim.2: 3-6); “I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, saith the Lord.” (Ezek.33: 11)
“If we deny Him, He cannot deny Himself.” (2 Tim.2: 12): “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all righteousness.” (1 John 1: 9)
When Jesus died upon Golgotha’s Hill, He suffered the most inhumane humiliation, suffering, torment and death that was possible to be exacted on a human being!
A crown of Jerusalem thorns - the Arabian Nebulae - was placed upon His head and beaten down with a rod until the more than 100 speculates dug into His scalp. Instead of losing His mind as often happened during such a cruel ordeal, He purchased our peace of mind!
4. HE TOOK AWAY OUR FEAR, SHAME & DISGRACE!
The Romans always crucified murderers, thieves, slaves and traitors naked. It is assumed that a man condemned to be crucified was further humiliated by being hung on the cross totally naked. It is evidenced that our Saviour died in the greatest of physical degradation and humiliation in this manner also.
All of us have said or done things that we are ashamed of. I believe the reason Jesus died naked on the cross was to bear our shame so need not to be ashamed. He bore our SHAME on that tree!
The Bible says: “Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the mother of Cleophas and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple standing by, whom He loved, He sayeth unto His mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then sayeth He to His Disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto His own home.” (John 19: 25-27). The other Gospel writers specifically state that with the exception of Mary, Jesus’ mother and possibly His aunt Mary, the mother Cleopas, the other women, “were there beholding a far off.” (Matt.27: 55, 56); “were looking on a far off” (Mark 15: 40); “stood a far off, beholding these things.” (Luke 23: 49) When Jesus saw His mother, He beckoned her to come near with John so that He as the eldest son could make arrangement for her welfare!
He bore our shame so that we do not need to bear it! He does not make a habit of humiliating anyone or making sport of anyone! God is gentle and kind, long suffering and full of compassion!
David assumed that same posture when he heard about the tragic death of King Saul and Jonathon. He said: “Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Ashkelon, lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph…” (2 Samuel 1: 20)
THERE IS NO GOD BESIDE ME!
The Bible says: “I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is NO God beside Me: I girded thee, though 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.”
“Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons, and concerning the work of My hands, command ye Me.
“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, and every tongue shall swear (confess).” (Is. 45:5,6,11, 22,23)
“God is not a man that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent (CHANGE): hath He said, and shall He not do it? Or hath He spoken, and shall He not Make it good?” (Numbers 23: 19)
“But the end of all things is at hand; be ye therefore sober and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for (charity) LOVE SHALL COVER THE MULTITUDE OF SINS.” (1 Peter 4: 7,8)
ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
“And Jesus said unto him, All things are possible to him that believeth.” (Mark 9: 23); “And Jesus looking upon him saith, With men this impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. (Mark 10: 27)
“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 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.” (Mark 11: 24)
“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.
“Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone; or if he ask fish, will ye 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 things to then that ask Him?”
“Believest thou not that I am in the Father and the Father in Me? the words that I speak unto you, I speak not of Myself: but the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works.
“Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me; or else believe Me for the very works’ sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the WORKS that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these 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. If ye love Me, keep My commandments.
“And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of Truth; Whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him, for He dwelleth with you and shall be in you.
“At that day, ye shall know that I am in My Father and My Father in Me, and ye in Me, and I in you.
“He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him…
“If a man love Me, he will keep My WORDS: and My Father will love him, and we will come unto Him, and make our abode with him.” (John 14: 10-23). Amen.
Saturday, July 10, 2021
A POWERLESS CHURCH: WHAT A SAD COMMENTARY!
by Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
“But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you...” (Acts 1:8)
Nearly two millennia have passed since these eternal words were uttered by our Master to His disciples, after His vicarious (substitutionary) efficacious (effective) death for us, and His glorious resurrection from the dead!
AND BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST ROSE FROM THE DEAD, HIS PROMISES AND COMMANDS TO US HAVE NOT CHANGED. THEY ARE STILL INTACT, OPERATIVE AND HIS POWER IS STILL AVAILABLE TO HIS CHURCH TODAY!
Without doubt, ‘the norm’ for the church is for His power to be working and His life pulsating through our lives at all times! It is also true that unbelief has plagued God’s people from Day One. Here are two classic examples from the Old and New Testaments that underline this blemish!
Example #1 - The children of Israel in the wilderness: UNDER MOSES!
“For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was He grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.” (Heb. 3:16-19)
Example #2 - The disciples after the resurrection: UNDER JESUS!
“After that He appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them. Afterward He appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen Him after He was risen.” (Mark 16:12-14)
As we near the end of this dispensation, it is incumbent upon us to demonstrate the power of God now more than ever before. His Word is steadfast and His promises are true, therefore it is imperative that we learn to live in His Word and walk in the Spirit in order to effectively tear down the strongholds of Satan.
It is our duty as His servants, to challenge Satan’s authority over the human race and set the captives free!
UNBELIEF IS SIN - CLEAR & SIMPLE!
There is “no getting around it”, to disbelieve God’s Word is a slap in His face, an insult to His integrity and a definitely “non-confidence vote” against everything God is and stands for!
The Bible says that Jesus rebuked His disciples for “unbelief and hardness of heart”, because they believed not those that had seen Him after His resurrection. (Mark 16:20). When Jesus was asked by unbelieving “doctors of the law” regarding the resurrection of the dead, He effectively closed their mouths by His answer!
Then He said, “Ye do greatly err, knowing neither the scriptures, nor the power of God”. (Matt. 22:29)
GREAT CHURCH LEADERS ON FAITH & MIRACLES:
Martin Luther, the great reformer said, “How often has it happened, and still does, that devils have been driven out in the name of Christ; also, by calling on His name and prayer, that the sick have been healed”.
John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church stated: “I believe that God can open the eyes of the blind, cause the lame to walk, and the deaf to hear, if a man will have faith in God, and pray according to the faith that God has given them. God will do the things He said He would because He is a never-changing God”.
A.B. Simpson, founder of the Christian & Missionary Alliance stated: “If ever there was an age when the world needed the witness of God’s supernatural working, it is in this day of unbelief and Satan’s power. Therefore, we may expect, as the end approaches, that the Holy Ghost will work in the healing of sickness, in the casting out of demons, in remarkable answers to prayer, in special and wonderful providences, and in such forms as may please His sovereign will to an unbelieving world.”
The Bible says, “And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen”. (Mark 16:20)
St. Paul attested to this truth with this testimony: “For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles, obedient, by word and deed, Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.” (Rom. 15:18-19)
The Holy Spirit also gives us this confirmation: “How 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 divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to His own will?” (Heb. 2:3-4)
“And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.” (Acts 19:11-12)
St. James writes to the church in general: “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 5:14-15)
And Jesus Christ said: “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes”. (Mark 9:23); “And Jesus Christ looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but with not with God: for with God all things are possible.” (Mark 10: 27).
“And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have FAITH in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever saith unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe 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.” (Mark 11: 22-24). “And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we KNOW that we have the petition that we desired of Him.” (1 John 5: 14,15). Amen.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
TENT CRUSADE JULY 11-18
Begins Sun 3:00 July 11PICTURE OF THE MONTH: HOISTING THE TENT
THE HARVEST IS PLENTEOUS
BUT LABOURERS ARE FEW
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
“The harvest truly is plentiful, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest.” (Matt. 9: 37, 38). This is an urgent call for Prayer from the Lord of the Harvest. Jesus Christ, the greatest Missionary ever to walk on this ‘Terra firma’ saw the multitudes as sheep having no shepherd. He had compassion toward them and preached the Gospel. And He healed all the sick and diseased among them! (Matt. 9: 35, 36)
Our Saviour went to the cities and villages. He didn’t only go where there were large crowds. He declared the Good News of the Kingdom of God. He brought peace, forgiveness, divine healing and new life to them.
The Lord was moved with Compassion when He saw the great needs among the multitudes of hurting people. He recognized the need for pastors who would love the people and minister to them as He did. He stressed the importance of gathering in the harvest of precious souls for His Kingdom!
The Harvest is Huge! There is much work yet undone but the labourers are few. It is sad that so few have a burden to help their fellowman with such a “great salvation”. (Heb.2: 3). There are many job opportunities. Jesus Christ is hiring and the wages are good! (John 4:36)
The greatest need is for determined, sincere and fervent prayer. He calls for Intercessors. If we pray, He will call labourers and send them into His Harvest. We have Jesus’ promise and His Word is true and cannot fail! He declared: “Heaven and earth shall pass away; but My words shall not pass away.” (Mark 13: 31)
JESUS RETURNING TO GET INHERITANCE!
Here is a most significant promise made by our Heavenly Father to Messiah Jesus: “Yet have I set My King upon My holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord said unto Me, Thou art My Son; this day have I begotten Thee. Ask of Me and I shall give Thee the heathen for Thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession.” (Psalms 2: 6- 8)
Almighty God promised to give His Son the heathen for His inheritance. To fulfill that promise, Jesus Christ was incarnated and took upon Himself human flesh in order to suffer, bleed and die for the redemption of the human race and to rise again in power and great glory!
After 3 ½ years of preaching and healing the sick, casting out demons and bringing deliverance and salvation to multitudes, He was crucified on a “the cross of shame” to satisfy the demands of divine justice. On the third day, Jesus Christ rose from the dead, thereby defeating sin, death, hell and Satan!
JESUS said: “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. He that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe… they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.” (Mark 16: 15-20; Matt.28:18-20)
THE CHURCH IS RESPONSIBLE!
JESUS confirmed the importance of His Ministry, which we have been called to continue. He commands us to receive the Holy Spirit and to take His never-changing Word, His supernatural Power and His incomparable, life-giving Name throughout the entire world spreading love, joy, peace and divine healing!
JESUS said: “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold I say unto you, Lift up your eyes and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit unto life eternal: that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together.” (John 4:35,36)
WE MUST: 1. Pray for labourers; 2. Ask God to give us love for all believers; 3. Open our eyes to see the whitened harvest fields; 4. Receive the Blessed Holy Spirit and His leading in our lives; 5. Carry Christ’s glorious gospel everywhere possible and in the power of His Name deliver lost humanity! By God’s grace we will do it for His honour and glory! Amen.
Dear Friend in Christ:
The Supreme task of the Church is to evangelize the world, by the proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Pray daily for a genuine revival to strike the hearts and lives of those who know Him as Lord and Saviour and then to touch the lives of those who know Him not! Please write me with your promise to pray and seek God for His blessings upon us as we labour for Him in this End-Time Hour! - Pastor Max Solbrekken
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THERE IS A NEW WORLD COMING
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
The Goncourt Brothers Journal of April 7, 1869, reported a conversation between leading scientists of that time, in which they predicted that in a hundred years man would know of what the atom is constituted, and will be able to create life synthetically in competition with God.
“We have a feeling”, the Goncourt Journal stated facetiously, “that when this time comes to pass, God … will come down to earth swinging His bunch of keys and will say to humanity as they say at 5:00 o’clock in the morning, “Closing Time, Gentlemen.”
God is calling us all back to Himself. We have strayed from Him, nationally and individually. In His mercy He calls us all: Come unto Me. I will give you Peace and Rest. We are entering a new season of healing, miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit that will re-awaken the Church in these 'End Times' to seek God to rend the Heavens and come down among us in 'old time power' once again!
In Billy Graham's book, 'The Reason for my Hope: Salvation', he states that all the Signs given by Christ have now been fulfilled and are converging at this time!
"A new world is coming. The Paradise that humanity lost in the Garden of Eden will be regained. Regardless of what society says, we can't go on much longer in the sea of immorality without judgment coming. We are at the crossroads and there are profound moral issues at stake. It is time to Return to Biblical Truth."
Armin R. Gesswein said: "When Jesus went back to Heaven, all He left behind was a Prayer Meeting."
C.S. Lewis wrote: "God is going to invade, but I wonder if whether people who ask God to intervene openly and directly in this world quite realize what it will be like when He does! When that happens it will be the end of the world. When the Author walks on the stage, the play is over.
"God is going to invade alright. It will be too late then to choose your side. That will not be the time for choosing. It will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realize it or not. Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us a chance. It will not last forever. We must take it or leave it.
D.L. MOODY stated: "Shame on the Christianity of the 19th. Century. It is a weak and sickly thing. Would to God we had a few men like Daniel living here today."
During one of his last sermons he addressed the subject of the Holy Spirit thusly: "It is not carnal to pray that He might come again and that the place may be shaken. I believe Pentecost was only a Specimen Day! I think the church has made this woeful mistake that Pentecost was a miracle never to be repeated. I believe NOW if we looked at Pentecost as a Specimen Day and began to pray, we should have the Old Pentecostal Fire here in Boston."
JESUS’ BLOOD ALONE SAVES & PURGES!
Only the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son has the power to cleanse from sin and purge the conscience! The Holy Spirit agrees with the blood of Christ. The Holy Spirit works in and through the Blood of Jesus Christ to bring forgiveness, cleansing, healing and deliverance to His Body, the church. And to those repentant souls who cry out for mercy and deliverance from the power of the Enemy!
DR. ANDREW MURRAY stated: "This does not mean merely that the Holy Spirit was in Jesus the Lord, and bestowed on His Person and His blood a Divine worth. It is much more than that - it indicates that the shedding of His blood was brought about by the Eternal Spirit and that Spirit lived and worked in that blood, so that when it was shed, it could not decay as a dead thing, but as a Living Reality it could be taken up to Heaven to exercise its Divine Power from there."
The BIBLE states: "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the Eternal Spirit of God offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the Living God? For Christ is not entered into the Holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true: but into Heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us." (Heb. 9: 14, 24)
"For there are three that bear record in Heaven, the Father, the Word (Jesus) and the Holy Ghost: and these Three are One. And there are three that bear record in earth; the Spirit, and the water (Word) and the Blood and these Three agree in one. (1 John 5:7, 8)
THE MIRACLE OF THE NEW BIRTH!
JESUS said: "Verily, verily, I say unto thee: Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb and be born?
"Jesus answered, Verily, verily, except a man be born of water (Word) and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." (John 3: 3-6)
St. Peter wrote: "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever." (1 Peter 1: 23). St. Paul declared: "Therefore 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)
"If ye be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with God. When Christ, who is our life shall APPEAR, then shall ye also appear with Him in Glory.
"Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleaness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence (passion of lust), and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which thing's sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
PUT ON THE NEW MAN THROUGH CHRIST!
"Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the OLD MAN with his deeds: And have put on the NEW MAN, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him.. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering. Forbearing one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye, and above all these things, Put on charity (agape love), which is the bond of perfectness." (Col.3: 1-14)
Through His vicarious DEATH for us all, Jesus Christ purchased our Eternal Salvation from sin, fear, sickness, death and Hell. He has given us the Blessed Holy Spirit to lead, guide, teach and comfort us. If we have opened our hearts and lives to Him, He has filled us and SEALED us with that Holy Spirit of Promise! (Eph.1: 13; 4: 30)
Jesus said: "The thief (Satan) cometh not but for to steal, kill and destroy. I am come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly." (John 10: 10); "For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy works of the devil." (1 John 3: 8)
In the Nazareth synagogue, Jesus stood up to read and He asked for the Scroll of Isaiah the prophet, which referred to Himself, the Jewish Messiah: "The 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 broken hearted, to preach DELIVERANCE to the captives; and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the Acceptable Year of the Lord." (Luke 4: 8, 19)
JESUS USHERED IN THE YEAR OF JUBILEE!
The 'Acceptable year of the Lord' spoke of the Gospel Age which Jesus Christ had come to usher in. He would fulfill all Jewish Jubilees, in which prisons were opened, slaves redeemed and those who had sold their inheritances could redeem them.
We are still living in the Gospel Age, the Great Year of Jubilee, when all sinners who call upon the Name of the Lord will be saved, the demon possessed can be delivered and the sick and suffering HEALED through the bloody stripes that Jesus of Nazareth bore for us on Golgotha!
The BIBLE says: "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved." (Acts 2:21); "For now we see through a glass darkly; but then (when Christ appears) face to face: Now I know in part: But then shall I know even as I am known." (1 Cor.13:12). It is impossible for us to comprehend the glories which we will behold and inherit from our Heavenly Father when we shall see face to face the ONE Who took our place on the cross of shame and paid the penalty for our sins! Hallelujah!
Jesus promised us all Eternal Life if believe that He is the Saviour of the world who sacrificed Himself for the sins of the entire world - past, present and future - and CONQUERED death, Hell and the grave when He AROSE from the Tomb on the third day, as He said that He would!
Our Lord said: "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of God be lifted up that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have ETERNAL LIFE. 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. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be SAVED." (John 3: 14-16). Amen.