Saturday, June 29, 2024

                                           Happy Canada Day!


                    by Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

The Holy Bible is the Book of God. It is filled with great truths which are above and beyond our understanding. Jesus quoted from it and demonstrated its message by fulfilling many of the Old Testament prophecies through His words, ministry, miracles and wonders. He purchased our eternal salvation through His vicarious death of the cross and His glorious resurrection from the dead.

“In the beginning God (Elohimcreated the heaven and the earth… Elohim is a pluralized form of God which nevertheless retains a mysteriously singular meaning!  In Genesis 1: 1, 26 we have the verbs ‘created’ and ‘said’ in the singular, the Name of God in its plural form ‘Elohim’ and the plural pronoun ‘us’.

In the Hebrew language the noun, its verb and it adjective must all agree in number and gender. But, in the Genesis Record God announces Himself as Elohim totally pulverizing these grammatical rules!


No human language can adequately contain or express God Almighty! God’s announcement of His Person shows the uniqueness of the Divine unity of the Eternal. God said to Abraham, “Take now thy son, thine only son. (Gen. 22:2). He used the word (yahid). When Adam and Eve became one flesh, the word (ehad) is used to denote a compound unity.

In Deut. 6:4, the Word of God states, “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord (compound unity, Ehad). Hebrew scholars have recently translated the (Shema) of Adam - the blood of God, from the dust of the earth. Dust (minute particles) ground (adamah – the totality of all that God is!) And breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.

Deut. 6:4 as “Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord Alone”, instead of “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.” The Ugaric Tablets recently unearthed by archaeologists in the ancient Masoretic Text changes the meaning of this text from God’s oneness (a theological point) to God’s exclusivity, at a time there were many pagan gods being worshipped!


“And God said, Let Us (Elohim) make man (Adahm, Adam, the Blood of God) in Our image, after Our likeness (damos, an exact duplication in kind)…So God created man in His own image, in the image in God created He him; male and female created He them.” (Gen. 1:26,27)

“And the Lord God formed man (breath of life) and man became a living soul.” (nephish, spirit). (Gen 2:7). In the Hebrew the word man, is called Adahm, Adam, the blood of God.

God took of Himself to make the earth and when He made Adam he used the dust (afar- minute particles) of the ground (adhama – the totality of all God is). God made Adam from the ground which He had made.


One and Only God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In the Divine Economy of God there is no room for counterfeits or manufactured gods. The very first of the Ten Commandments, Almighty God wrote with His own finger on two tablets of stone these awesome words: “Thou shalt have NO gods before ME,”

THE TRIUNE GOD: God the Father (Ps. 46:1; Jer. 2:13. God the Son: Zech 13:6,7; John 4: 10. God the Holy Spirit: Gen 6:3; Acts 2: 1-17; John 7:37, 38)

The Father is made of None, neither created or begotten. The Son is of the Father Alone; not made, nor created but Begotten. The Holy Spirit is of the Father and of the Son, neither made nor created but proceeding. - ATHANASES CREED (Confession of Faith).

What does this all mean? Everything that God did ememated from Himself. When God created the earth He took of Himself. When He made Adam He used the ground into which He had given life. In this great Creation we find the Hebrew words bara to create, asah to make, yatsar formed used interchangeably

In Genesis 1: 12 we read: "And the earrth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed is in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good." Here, the Latin word is ex nihilo meaning. 'out of nothing".

To wrap it all up we discover that in the beginning, Almighty God took of Himself to create, make and fashion all things out of Nothing!


 “And he saith unto me; Write, blessed are they which are called to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. And he saith   unto me: These are the true sayings of God. And I fell at his feet to worship him. 

"And he saith unto me, See thou do it not. I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the Testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” (Rev. 19: 9. 10)

Every prophecy given in the Holy Scriptures or through the Old Testament prophets in the Synagogue or in the New Testament Church had ONE goal in the final analysis – that was to declare the Testimony of Jesus, which is the Record that Almighty God gave of His Son:

The Redemption of the human race and the glorification of the Father through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and His glorious resurrection from the dead, three days later!


The greatest sin anyone could commit is to Reject the TESTIMONY that God the Father gave of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ! The Testimony that Jesus gave of Himself. (John 14: 11-14) And the testimony that His Heavenly Father gave about Jesus Christ His Son. (1 John 5: 9-10)

If Jesus is the Subject, then Jesus is the Source. If Jesus is the Object, then the Testimony concerning Him is the Source. The Holy Spirit is the Source of all prophecy and the primary focus of the revelation He provides concerning Jesus of Nazareth

Every prophecy given ultimately pointed to and must continually point to Jesus Christ, the Saviour, Redeemer, and Liberator of mankind. He fulfills all prophecies; past, present, and future! 

True prophecy is that Jesus Christ who created the world and all things in it, died vicariously on the Cross at Golgotha for the sins of His creation to bring us to God the Father, and to reign with Him throughout eternity!    


After the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, His followers  were identified as following The Way. “And Saul yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest. 

"And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this Way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.” (Acts 9:1,2)

Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father but by Me.” (John 14:6). There is only one way to God the Father, Eternal Life and Heaven. Jesus Christ alone is that way. 

Through His vicarious death for us on Golgotha and His resurrection from the dead on the third day, He met the righteous demands of divine Justice in the courts of Heaven!

Jesus Christ is the Truth. In Him there are no falsehoods or lies. You can trust Him completely because He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He has not lied, He will not lie, and He cannot lie because Jesus Himself is the Truth!

He said, “Ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you true. If the SON therefore shall make you free, ye shall free indeed.” (John 8: 32,36). Jesus is the Word of God and is the Truth. He alone can be trusted, for He is God!

Jesus Christ is the Life

The Bible says: “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world. This is He of whom I said; After me cometh a Man which is preferred before me: for He was before me. And I knew Him not: but that He should be made manifest to Israel therefore am I come baptizing with water.

“And John bare record saying, I saw the Spirit descending from Heaven like a dove, and it abode upon Him. And I knew Him not, but He that sent me baptize with water, the same said unto me, 

"Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining on Him, the same is He which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God.” (John 1:29)


St. John stated: “And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal Life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath LIFE, and he that hath not the Son of God hath not Life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the Name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5:11-13) 

My precious friend, call upon the Name of the LORD in faith, asking Him to wash away your sins and He will become your Saviour, Lord and Master! Amen.

Max Solbrekken World Mission Box 44220 RPO Garside Edmonton, AB T5V 1N6; Mswm; [email protected];; Donations may be sent by e-Transfer. Make your donation to [email protected]. Thank you and may the Lord richly bless you!