Christ is the Answer by Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
This life is full of problems, trials, and heartaches and many have gotten caught in the tide, as the storms of life have come surging over them and almost overtaken them. They may even feel that life is not worth living, as their lot has been only sorrow, grief, and woe! Dear Reader, are you such a one? If you are, then I want to say, “I have good news for you. Christ is the Answer, and He answers prayer.”
Look up and do not despair, even though you don’t know which way to turn! Your friends may have forsaken you. Your loved ones have proven unfaithful and untrue. You have lost confidence in everyone. Remember dear friend, man may fail you, but God will not and cannot fail!
He says, “I will never leave thee nor
forsake thee:” (Heb. 13:5) Jesus declares to all
believers: “Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end
of the world.” (Matt. 28:20). The word always is a measure of
time, but alway is a measure of distance. Our Lord said, I will go the
distance with you, even to the end of time!
YOU MAY BE FEARFUL OR TROUBLED!
The Holy Bible says, “Perfect love casteth out fear”. (1 John 4:18); “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16). God loves you. If you love Him, that is perfect love and your fears must leave instantly. How is this possible? Christ has conquered fear!
“Through death He (Jesus) might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them that through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage”. (Heb. 2:14-15)
HELP IS ON THE WAY TO YOU!
Just remember - Christ is your only hope and the only answer to your every problem! You may be in real turmoil and things have gone backwards for you, spiritually. You do not have the desire you once had to witness and testify for Jesus Christ.
You have lost the victory in your life and you have grown cold in your love and devotion to God. Listen to the words of Jesus, “...If any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink. He that believeth on Me as the scripture hath said, out of his belly (innermost being) shall flow rivers of living water”. (John 7:37-38)
The Bible states, “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the Name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost”. (Acts 2:38-39)
Humble yourself, confess your sins to God and rejoice as the joy of the Lord floods your soul. Hallelujah!
YOU HAVE LOST YOUR JOB!
The bills may be stacking up and you are at the end of the rope, financially. Life seems to have given you a rough time. Have you prayed about it? Remember, Christ is the answer to every problem!
Our Saviour, is very concerned about us, “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched by the feeling of our infirmities”. (Heb. 4:15)
He said, “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, and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened”. (Matt. 7:7-8)
Jesus proclaimed, “If ye shall ask anything in My name, I will do it”. (John 14:14). The Bible states, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper, and be in health, even as thy soul doth prosper”. (3 John 1:2). Maybe, you have robbed God! Read Malachi 3:8-12 to see the gravity of that!
Examine your life, repent of your sins, and pay your vows. Then you can claim God’s promise: “Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase - so shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine”. (Prov. 3:9-10)
ARE YOU BOUND BY EVIL HABITS?
You cannot seem to break free. You are powerless against them. When you think you have the victory, there is a compelling urge to have another cigarette or another drink of whiskey! Or to gamble at Bingo, VLT’s or the Casino ‘dens of iniquity’.
You may be an alcoholic or drug addict! My friend, no one else may care, but Jesus cares! He loves you and wants to deliver you and make you free! Get on your knees and cry out to God. He will answer your prayer and you will no longer be a slave to those evil habits.
YOU’RE SICK AND DISEASED!
Perhaps you are deaf or blind. You may have heart trouble, cancer, diabetes. MS or even AIDS. The disease is eating away your body; the sickness is slowly taking your life. You may be crippled or paralyzed, and the doctors have done all they can do - all human help is gone.
My friend do not despair! Dry your tears and listen to the Words of Jesus. “The thief (devil) cometh not, but to steal and to kill, and to destroy; I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
The devil has afflicted you and wants to destroy you, but Jesus was manifested to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). Jesus Christ overcame death, hell and the grave. He was victorious over Satan, making a show of him openly, triumphing over him. (Col. 2:15)
THE DEVIL IS A LIAR & A DEFEATED FOE!
And you are not going to continue to be sick. You are not going to die of that awful disease if you reach forth your hand by faith right now and take the nail-scarred hand of Jesus! He said, “Him that cometh to Me, I will in no wise case out”. (John 6:37). Again, Jesus declared, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth”. (Mark 9:23)
Our Lord Jesus came to deliver the captives, open the eyes of the blind, and set at liberty them that are bruised. (Luke 4:18). You may feel, “My sickness is too great - no one can help me”. Listen, my friend, Jesus is greater than your sickness! He is greater than blind eyes or deaf ears: Christ is greater than anxiety, panic attacks, arthritis, MS or cancer.
BELIEVE HIM NOW!
He said, “I am the Lord that healeth thee”. (Ex. 15:26); “Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord O my soul, and forget not all His Benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; who redeemeth thy soul from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies; who satisfieth thy mouth with GOOD things; so that thy youth is Renewed like the eagle’s.” (Ps. 103:1-5)
Accept Him now as your healer! Get ready to act your faith in Jesus Christ. I will pray for you in a moment. As you read my prayer, turn your faith loose toward God and take your healing by faith in the finished work of Calvary.
Remember, the Bible says: “But 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”. (Isaiah 53:5)
IF YOU ARE LOST WITHOUT CHRIST:
I say to you, Jesus came to seek and to save them that are lost. (Luke 19:10). ARE YOU BACKSLIDDEN? Has your heart grown cold to the call of God? Friend, come back to Jesus today, repent of every sin and confess that you cannot save yourself. Cry out to Him to be merciful to you and He will, for God’s Word declares:
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9);
“Behold I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup (fellowship) with him and he with Me”. (Rev. 3:20)
OPEN HEART’S DOOR: RECEIVE HIM AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOUR!
Now, thank Him for saving you and let your light shine for Him in your daily life! Attend a Church where they believe in and preach the Full Gospel. There, you will find love and fellowship among the saints who have received ‘The Baptism of the Holy Ghost’, according to Acts 2:4.
It should be a Church where they pray for the sick, believe in sanctification and dedication to God, and have a desire to win souls for Jesus!
Obey the command of the Lord and be baptized in water by immersion according to Matt. 28:19, Acts 2:41 and Acts 8:36-39.
READ THE BIBLE DAILY AND PRAY EARNESTLY!
Read the Bible every day and seek God for the ‘Baptism of the Holy Ghost’ (Acts 2:39), and witness continually wherever possible to others, about Jesus Christ. Remember. Christ is the Answer and wants to deliver you this very moment, as I pray.
“Almighty God, I pray in the Name of Thy Son Jesus Christ that You will bless each one reading these words! I command every evil spirit, sickness, and disease to leave those that are afflicted. O’ Lord, save, heal and deliver each one now in the Name of Jesus. AMEN!”
THE BIBLE SAYS:
“Be of good cheer! It is I; be not afraid.” (Mark 6:10); “Peace be unto you.” (Luke 24:36); “Be of good comfort.” (Luke 8:48); Fear not, only believe.” (Mark 5:36); “Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22). The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Luke 18:27); “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37);
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give unto you: not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27). Come unto ME, all ye who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28)
Dear Lord Jesus: Please bless, save, and heal everyone reading this Message. And may Your Peace fill their hearts and lives. Amen.
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