By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
“For I delivered unto you FIRST OF ALL that which I received, how that Christ DIED for our sins according to the scriptures and that He was BURIED, and that He ROSE AGAIN the third day according to the scriptures.” (1 Cor. 15: 3,4)
This treatise sets forth in no uncertain terms the foundation stone of the Christian Faith. Without fear of contradiction, we can truthfully declare that the foregoing statement, is in fact God’s unvarnished, unedited Truth!
The Bible says, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction, for righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Tim.3:16)
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot:
“Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, who by Him do believe in God, that raised him from the dead, and gave Him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
“Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being Born Again, not of corruptible Seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.
CHRIST HAS DIED! CHRIST WAS BURIED! CHRIST IS RISEN!
“But the Word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.” (2 Peter 1: 18-23, 25) The church’s foremost message must always be Christ’s death on the Cross, His Burial, and His Resurrection on the Third Day. Christ is the only foundation Stone of Christianity! There is NONE other!
“According as His Divine Power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be Partakers of the Divine Nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” (2 Peter 1:3,4)
“So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing where unto I send it.” (Is. 55:11):
“…He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee, so that we may boldly say, The Lord is my Helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Heb. 13:5,6,8).
“Now the God of Peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the BLOOD of the Everlasting Covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” (Heb. 13:20)
“For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.” (Rom. 11:36); “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. But my God shall supply all your NEED according to HIS riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7,13, 19)
IN THE BEGINNING GOD!
In his letter to the Corinthian Church, St. Paul declares the Gospel: It is Christ alone: His death, burial, and resurrection! Whatever else we teach or preach must conform to that definite, unchanging, and eternal truth. It is all about Christ. He is the Centrepiece of our theology! Anything added to that or taken away from that set-in-stone teaching is erroneous and demonic!
Jesus warned: “And the Spirit and the Bride (church) say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
“And if any man shall take away from the Book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the Holy City, and from the things written in this Book.” (Rev. 22: 17-20). “All scripture is given by Inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Cor.3:16)
1 BLAME THE DEVIL!
Jesus said: “I am the Door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” (John 10:9); “The thief cometh not but for to steal kill and destroy. I am come that they may have life and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10): I am the Good Shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” (John 1: 11)
Satan is a Murderer, Killer, and Lying Monster! He is the death giver. Jesus is the Life giver! The Bible says: “He that committeth SIN is of the devil. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might DESTROY the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8). “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will FLEE (in terror) from you.” (James 4: 7,8)
“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet (qualified) to be partakers of the Inheritance of the Saints in Light: Who hath delivered us from the 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:
“And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church; who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; that in all things He might have the pre-eminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fulness dwell.
“And having made Peace through the BLOOD of the 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)
JESUS SPOILED SATAN’S KINGDOM!
“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His CROSS; And having Spoiled Principalities and Powers, He made a show of the OPENLY, triumphing over them in it.” (Col.2:14,15)
“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.
“Wherefore GOD also hath highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow of things in Heaven, and things in Earth, and things under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Eph. 2:5-11)
SATAN’S YOKE BROKEN BY THE HOLY SPIRIT!
In this Foundation Declaration, I do not lean on philosophical arguments or draw on the sciences in proving that the death of Jesus Christ for the sins of the world, fulfills the Old Testament prophecies referring to Messiah’s death, burial, and resurrection from the dead!
More than seven hundred years before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the prophet Isaiah wrote: “And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his Yoke from off his neck, and the Yoke shall be Destroyed because of the Anointing.” (Is 10:25).
Prophetically, this refers to the Coming of the Redeemer Jesus Christ, who breaks the yoke of Satan and frees those under his slavery! Jesus said, “Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matt. 11:28-30)
When a sinner is bound by the devil he carries the heavy load, but when he is freed by the Gospel of Christ, Jesus carries the heavy load for him! Our Saviour said, “If ye continue in My Word, then ye are My disciples indeed. And ye shall know the truth and the Truth shall make you Free. If the Son therefore shall make you Free, ye shall be Free indeed.” (John 8: 32,36)
The Yoke of Satanic Bondage is broken from off our shoulders - our spirit, soul and body by the anointing of the Holy Spirit! The Yoke of fear, torment, guilt, condemnation, pain, sickness and unrest must leave because of the anointing of the Holy Spirit!
The BLOOD of Jesus Christ that was shed for us on Golgotha cleanses, purges, washes and frees us from all anxiety, nervous tension, oppression, satanic attacks of sickness, disease and death!
Jesus Himself is the Truth and His Word is the Truth, the Logos. He gives us the assurance: " I will never leave thee, nor forsake you. I will be with thee until the end of the world (age)" (Matt. 28:20; Heb.13: 8). An old gospel song says: With Jesus in the vessal, we can smile at storm!
Whatever enemy we may face, we have ultimate peace, assurance and victory: VICTORY through the Blood of the Everlasting Covenant, the Eternal Word of God, the Blessed Holy Spirit and the Matchless Name of Jesus Christ, the Liberator of of Lost Humanity, the Emancipator of the Human Race, the Saviour of the world, the Great Physician and the Baptizer in the Holy Ghost and Fire!
We are fully armed with the Promises of God, the Sword of the Spirit, purged by the Blood of the Lamb and endued with the Person of the Holy Spirit, and Hid with Christ in God, the Father Almighty. One True God, world without end!
NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US!
The Bible states: "No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their righteousness is of Me, sath the Lord." (Is. 54:17)
The Yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. It is God who anoints us. We have received an enduement of power: "But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know the TRUTH, but because ye know it., and that no lie is of the truth,
"Who is a Liar but he that denieth the Christ? He is Antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same that not the Father; but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also." (1 John 2: 22-23)
Jesus daid,"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the Enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." (Luke 10: 19). I stand foursquare on God's Word and the PROMISES of Jesus! He said, "Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me for My Yoke is easy and My burden is light." (Matt. 11:28)
What was Jesus saying? When you are yoked to the Devil, you carry the burden, but when you are yoked to Me, I carry the BURDEN. He has done all the heavy lifting for us on the Cross!
As He prayed in Gethsemane and sweat as they were drops of blood ,and as they cured Him, blasphemed Him and nailed Him to the cursed tree, He lifted all our heavy burdens. When He cried, It is finished, He had purchased our Salvation fron sin, fear, sickness and eernal damnation.
When He sent the blessed Holy Spirit to indwell us, Satan is defeated and we are free an bound to Christ forevrr by love;s strong chords - Yoked together with our Saviour, victorious over the worl, flesh and the Devil! All hail the power of Jesus; Name for time and eternity. Amen.
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