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Christianity, Christian values, What are Christian values and why are Christian values and morals so important?. Christianity and Christian values. Bible articles, messages by Pastor Max Solbrekken, preacher, teacher and world evangelistThe Value and Importance of
CHRISTIAN VALUES

by Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

Christianity, Christian values, What are Christian values and why are Christian values and morals so important?. Christianity and Christian values. Bible articles, messages by Pastor Max Solbrekken, preacher, teacher and world evangelist"Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions....A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh."

"And will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments, and do them." (Ezekiel 18:31; Ezekiel 36:26,27)

Christian values, Christianity and Christian values. What are Christian values WHAT ARE CHRISTIAN VALUES?

Christianity, Christian values, What are Christian values and why are Christian values and morals so important?. Christianity and Christian values. Bible articles, messages by Pastor Max Solbrekken, preacher, teacher and world evangelistWhy are Christian values so important?
Christianity, Christian values, What are Christian values and why are Christian values and morals so important?. Christianity and Christian values. Bible articles, messages by Pastor Max Solbrekken, preacher, teacher and world evangelistWhy is Christianity the most secure foundation for people?

Christianity is the most secure foundation for people.    - Sir Winston Churchill

Have you ever wondered what righteous or wicked men and women, now deceased, would have to tell us.  If it were possible for the dead to speak to us, what would they say they are NOW experiencing in either Heaven or Hell?

Would they bring us a strong admonition, with dire warnings? Would they share with us words of encouragement and blessing?  Would they speak of peace, gladness, sorrow or regrets? Or might they hurl verbal accusations against theologians and pastors who had lied to them about ETERNITY and the wages of sin, which is death? (Romans  6:23)

Christianity, Christian values, What are Christian values and why are Christian values and morals so important?. Christianity and Christian values. Bible articles, messages by Pastor Max Solbrekken, preacher, teacher and world evangelistSATAN & HIS DEMONS HAVE THE ABILITY TO TRANSFORM INTO "an angel of light" to DECEIVE THE SPIRITUALLY IGNORANT  (2 Corinthians 11:14-15)

I'm not referring to the hocus pocus antics of spiritualist mediums who "mutter and peep" (Isaiah  8:19) during their dubious séances, supposedly communicating with the dead - spiritualist mediums and séances which are in violation of God's Word- and often conjure up masquerading demons who dispense only half-truths, lies and deception.

Nor am I referring to the cacophony of  occult spirit guides, channelers, yoga flyers, pyramid power and crystal balers, soul travelers and clairvoyants who make up the New Age Movement.

WHAT ARE CHRISTIAN VALUES?

The Bible, and in particular the King James Bible, played an important role in shaping British culture, values and politics

The Bible help to give Britain a set of values and moral which made Britain what it is today.  If the Christian Church doesn't stand for something, the Church will not the power to stand against anything.

Jesus Christ declared that "Search the Scriptures for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which testify of Me". (John 5:39), and St. Paul stated that "the scriptures are able to make thee wise unto salvation". (2 Timothy 3:15)

What are Christian values?  Christian values are the values that our Saviour, Jesus Christ taught us to practice.   St. Paul warned that Satan has the ability to transform himself - as do his ministers - into "an angel of light" (2 Corinthians 11:14,15), seeking to deceive the spiritually ignorant and gullible into trusting his lies rather than believing in Jesus Christ the true "light of the world"! (John 8:12)

I am referring to the words of Jesus Christ Who said, "I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE, no man cometh unto the Father but by Me." (John 14:6) "Come unto Me all ye who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest". (Matthew 11:28)

Christianity, Christian values, What are Christian values and why are Christian values and morals so important?. Christianity and Christian values. Bible articles, messages by Pastor Max Solbrekken, preacher, teacher and world evangelistJESUS GAVE US CLUES OF LIFE AFTER DEATH WITH THE STORY OF LAZARUS AND ANOTHER UNNAMED RICH MAN

Jesus told the story of two men who died and what their final outcome was. He allowed us to look beyond the veil to see what happens at the time of expiration of life and 'after death.

Lazarus was terminally ill, unable to work and had to resort to begging, in order to stay alive. The other man whom Jesus did not name, was very rich with no thought for God or anyone else. He had no compassion for the poor, as was evidenced by his treatment of the beggar who was carried daily to his gate and subsisted only on the crumbs which fell from his table.

THE HOLY BIBLE, WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD IS THE ONLY BOOK YOU CAN RELY ON

Taking his last breath 'didn't end it' for Lazarus. Jesus stated that "he was carried by the angels into paradise - Abraham's bosom" - where he was comforted. When the "rich man" died, he was undoubtedly afforded a splendid funeral, but that wasn't the end for him either! Here is 'THE REST OF THE STORY', as Paul Harvey would put it.

Christianity, Christian values, What are Christian values and why are Christian values and morals so important?. Christianity and Christian values. Bible articles, messages by Pastor Max Solbrekken, preacher, teacher and world evangelistAND IN HELL THE RICH MAN SUFFERED GREAT TORMENT AND BEGGED FOR LAZARUS

"And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame."

Abraham refused his plea, stating: "Between us and you there is a great gulf fixed" with no traffic allowed between the Two Places! Then the 'doomed man' became missionary minded and pleaded that Lazarus be sent to urge his five brothers to repent of their sins, "lest they come into this place of torment"! Again Abraham had to refuse his request saying, "They have Moses and the prophets; Let them hear them"

The rich man remonstrated, saying: "Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead they will repent."  Abraham got the last word, however: "If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, thou one rose from the dead." (Luke 16:19-31)

Christianity, Christian values, What are Christian values and why are Christian values and morals so important?. Christianity and Christian values. Bible articles, messages by Pastor Max Solbrekken, preacher, teacher and world evangelistWHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO TURN FROM SIN AND TO REPENT - DOES IT TAKE A DISASTER, A DEATH, A DIVORCE?

What will it take, to cause people to repent? To forsake their sins and be converted? To turn from their wicked ways and give their lives to God through Jesus Christ our Lord? Some are fortunate enough to get a 'FINAL WAKE-UP CALL', in the form of a national disaster, a personal bankruptcy, the loss of a loved one, a marriage break up, a terminal illness or even a jail term!  And yet others, will still continue rejecting the Lord, until it is too late. And they will be lost forever! How sad.

Some time ago while preaching in Norway, I was given a copy of the powerful testimonies and quotes of a number of very influential men, who had expressed their personal beliefs in no uncertain terms. Here are several of them.

SWEDISH AUTHOR AUGUST STRINDBERG:   Shortly before his death, well-known Swedish author, August Strinberg, made this statement.  "Clearly said:  I ascribe all my misfortune to this one fact, that I have been godless! An individual that has broken contact with God, cannot receive any blessings. All this talk about 'being your own man and making your own happiness' is chaff!   If the Lord does not build the house, they labour in vain who build it. That is the whole truth!"

"That misfortune can also strike a person of faith, we know. But the outcome is not the same. These accidents seem only like trials that pass over and leave peace in their wake."

A CURSE RESTS UPON EVERYTHING UNGODLY

"A curse rests upon everything that an ungodly person puts his hand to. If money comes his way, it will disappear like it came. Nothing remains, nothing prospers in the life of the ungodly!"

Christian values, Christianity and Christian values. What are Christian values WHY ARE CHRISTIAN VALUES SO IMPORTANT?

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL:  When Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain visited Norway shortly after World War 11, he spoke at Oslo's University. Here are some of his remarkable words.

"In order to make excuses for myself, I could mention the school teachers of my youth who rejected Christianity. But I will lay the blame upon myself. Then, maybe I'll find ONE who will carry that for me. "Nothing can come against the future of a people who has the Christian ethic as their leading light. Christianity is the most secure foundation for a people!"

PRESIDENT DWIGHT EISENHOWER:  In a radio and television speech, US President Eisenhower said: "The Christian Faith is the surest strength and the greatest preserve that America has. On the battlefields we learned that there are no atheists in the foxholes.

In the highest sense, the Bible is to us the unique repository of eternal spiritual truths. In the most tangible sense, it is the ultimate and indispensable source of inspiration for America's life in freedom."

PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN:  "I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to mankind. All of the good from the Saviour of this world is communicated through this Book; but for this Book, we could not know right from wrong. All of the things desirable to man are contained in it".

Christian values, Christianity and Christian values. What are Christian values WHY IS CHRISTIANITY THE MOST SECURE FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE?

PRESIDENT GEORGES CLEMENCEAU:   The French President, Georges Clemenceau was an atheist and God rejecter. Shortly before his death in 1929, he wrote this letter to his friend, Gustav Herve (1871-1944), French politician & publicist.

"Dear friend! I will soon leave this world. You know that during my entire life-time I have run roughshod over Christianity, and similarly, so has my republican government done.

I am now convinced, however, that it is impossible to build an ordered society upon unbelief. If I had understood this earlier, I would have without fear of being ridiculed stood in the breach for it, like you are doing.  I hereby give you full authority to officially make known my testament, as an educational lesson for the next generation."

PRINCE OSKAR BERNADOTTE:   At the conclusion of a speech, Prince Bernadotte (1859-1958) of Sweden, stated: "To all here present I wish to testify, that the greatest thing in my life is to be a witness for Jesus. A person could easily believe that someone in my position should always be happy, but that is not the case.  Being in possession of the very choicest of what this world has to offer, wouldn't give an individual peace. The heart of man longs for something better!"

"Immediately, after receiving the Lord Jesus Christ into my heart, that restless longing for something more was gone. My desire and goal in life is to be a witness about His love in word and deed. "And I wish to say to all who listen to these words, that it is a joy to serve Him, a great -  great joy."

HERE ARE SOME MORE POWERFUL WITNESSES FOR JESUS AND HIS GOSPEL, WHICH PROVE THE ENNOBLING AFFECT CHRISTIANITY HAS HAD AND CONTINUES TO HAVE UPON INDIVIDUAL LIVES AND SOCIETY AT LARGE.

CROWN PRINCE HAAKON MAGNUS:   In an interview with NRK TV Oslo, on July 20, 1991, Norway's Crown Prince Haakon stated: "Jesus is my hero, my role model."

The interview took place on Haakon's 18th Birthday and his declaration about Jesus was in response to a question he was asked about whether he had any other role models outside his immediate family.

He said, “I believe that Christianity is a very fine model, whether people are religious or not. In many ways Christianity is the strength that carries us in Norway. Especially when times are tough and difficult, it is important that people know that there is a spinal-cord in our faith, nationally".

When asked if this faith was important for him personally, Haakon answered: "Yes, since very young. I have a very strong relationship, especially with the New Testament. I remember my confirmation was a strong experience for me - not just the ceremony in the Palace Chapel, but also preparing for it."

Christian values, Christianity and Christian values. What are Christian values THE NORWEGIAN ROYAL FAMILY:   Norway's Royal Family has always had a strong Christian influence on that nation! As the Nazis were invading Norway, during World War II, King Haakon was forced to flee with his family and the entire government to England.

Speaking to the Norwegian people on BBC radio from London on Christmas Eve 1940, the king stated: "Men have removed my name from the official prayers of the Norwegian Church. I include in my prayers, my Christmas wishes and thoughts for all the Norwegian people, that you will join with me and mine in a red-hot prayer for the future of Norway".

KING OLAV V  When this godly man was crowned in 1958, he said: "It seems only natural to me that the king should pray for forgiveness for his deeds."

Several years before his death, King Olav spoke in 'King Haakon's Cathedral' in Copenhagen. His closing remarks were: "I pray that this Church will continue to be a great blessing to the Danish people, even until the Coming of Jesus Christ".  When the service was concluded, the Bishop asked King Olav if he believed in the 'Second Coming of Jesus Christ', to which the king answered emphatically, "JA VIST!" meaning "YES, OF COURSE".

HIS MAJESTY KING HARALD:   During a 1995 interview, King Harald expressed himself thusly: "t is good to receive letters from people informing me that they are praying for me. There is power in the 'folded hands', and when that power is concentrated on the work of the king, clearly it feels good."

Christian values, Christianity and Christian values. What are Christian values CHARLES LAMB:   In a letter published after his death, Robert Browning, the famous poet, quoted the utterances of men of genius concerning the Christian faith. Here is one from the eminent Charles Lamb, British author and critic (1775-1834):

"In a gay fancy with some friends as to how they would feel if some of the greatest of the dead were to appear suddenly in flesh and blood once more, on the final suggestion, 'And if Christ entered this room?' he changed his manner at once and stuttered out as his manner was when moved, "You see if Shakespeare entered we should all rise; if HE appeared, we must kneel."

Christian values, Christianity and Christian values. What are Christian values VICTOR HUGO:   The distinguished French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885), wrote: "England has two great books, the Bible and Shakespeare. England made Shakespeare and the Bible made England".

PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN:   "I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to mankind. All of the good from the Saviour of this world is communicated through this Book; but for this Book, we could not know right from wrong. All of the things desirable to man are contained in it".

ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE:  In 1931, Alexis de Tocqueville was given a commission by the government of France to examine the prisons and penitentiaries of America. While in that country, he gathered information for a penetrating study of American society and politics.

This led to the publication of his two volumes on 'Democracy in America' (1835, 1840) which won him a reputation in Europe and a seat on the 'French Academy'. The Encyclopedia Britannica says: "...his writings proved him to be one of the shrewdest, if more pessimistic, political observers of his century".

Tocquille wrote: "I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbours and her ample rivers, and it was not there: in her rich mines and her vast world commerce, and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America, and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness, did I understand the secret of her genius and power."

Christian values, Christianity and Christian values. What are Christian values EMPEROR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE  Fredrick W. Kates' article in ‘The Churchman' states: "It is hardly to such a man as Napoleon Bonaparte one would turn for spiritual enlightenment: but it is interesting indeed to note what he said about Jesus of Nazareth and the Christian religion:

"I see in Lycurgus, Numa and Mohammed only legislators who, having the first rank in the state, have sought the best solution of the social problem", said Napoleon, "but I see nothing there which reveals divinity...nothing announces them divine. On the contrary, there are numerous resemblances between them & myself, foibles and errors which ally them to me and to humanity."

"IT IS NOT SO WITH CHRIST", he continued in this conversation with General Bertrand, one of his companions during the twilight days of his meteoric career! "Everything in Him astonishes me. His spirit overawes me, and His will confounds me. Beside Him and whoever else in the world, there is no possible term of comparison. HE IS TRULY A BEING BY HIMSELF. His ideals and His sentiments, the truths which He announces, His manner of convincing, are not explained either by human organization or by the nature of things."

"His birth and the history of His life; the profundity of His doctrine, which grapples the mightiest difficulties, and which is, of those difficulties, the most admirable solution; His Gospel, His apparition, His empire, His march across the ages and the realms, is for me a prodigy, a mystery insoluble, which plunges me into a reverence which I cannot escape, a mystery which is there before my eyes, a mystery which I cannot deny or explain. Here I see nothing human.  The nearer I approach, the more carefully I examine, everything is above me, everything remains grand - and of a grandeur which overpowers."

"His religion is a revelation from an intelligence which certainly is not a man. There is a profound originality, which has created a series of maxims before unknown. Jesus borrowed nothing from our sciences. One can absolutely find nowhere, but in Him alone, the imitation or the example of His life."

IN ANOTHER PLACE, NAPOLEON WROTE:  "I know men; and I tell you that Jesus is not a man. Superficial minds see a resemblance between Christ and the founders of empires, and the gods of other religions, that resemblance does not exist. There is between Christianity and other religions, the distance of infinity..."

PRESIDENT CHIANG KAI SHEK:   Here is the personal testimony of Taiwan's President Chiang Kai Shek to his people, after fleeing the onslaught of China's communist chief and mass murderer, Mao Zedong.  "How I wish that all the people would read the Bible, worship and believe in the One and Only True God! The Bible which is God's living, inspired and true Word teaches us about the triune God: Father, Son & Holy Spirit."

"The Bible also declares that we can attain righteousness by our faith in His Son Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself through His death on the cross, and shed His blood as an offering for sin. God's righteousness by faith in Jesus Christ exalts a nation. That has been proven historically."

"Christ is FREEDOM'S rock. His love covers a multitude of sins. Everyone who believes on Him shall receive eternal life!"

Christian values, Christianity and Christian values. What are Christian values JOHN NEWTON:  One of the world's most beloved hymns called "Amazing Grace" was written by John Newton. Here is the first verse of that song:

"Amazing Grace how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I'm found, Was blind, but now I see."

The epitaph of John Newton's tombstone, in his own words give a powerful testimony of GOD'S GRACE in his life: "I was an infidel, libertine and slave trader, but by the rich mercy of Jesus I was preserved, restored, pardoned and appointed to preach the faith I long laboured to destroy."

CHRIST IS THE GREATEST PHILOSOPHER: HE CHANGED MY LIFE - GOVERNOR GEORGE W. BUSH:

During the current Republican primary (Feb/2000), Texas Gov. George W. Bush made a very profound statement, more intellectually brilliant than many of the theologians, philosophers and politicians I have studied for the past forty years! When asked by reporters, "Who do you consider the greatest philosopher"? he answered, "Christ. He changed my heart!."

I have often used those very same words, stating unequivocally that the 'PHILOSOPHY OF JESUS' like: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" and "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart...and thy neighbour as thyself", is unparalleled among any group of secular philosophers or religious gurus you may name.

Ask yourself:  Could anyone improve upon His parable of the 'Good Samaritan' which He used to lecture the lawyer who asked, "Who is my neighbour?" The answer is, "CERTAINLY NOT!"

Let's look at the statements and actions of some of the so-called great philosophers we have had to study over the years:

PLATO - (427-348 B.C.):    Plato, the Greek Philosopher - a student of Socrates, a Greek teacher of wisdom and ethics - in 375 B.C. stated:

"Our men & women should be forbidden by law to live together in separate households and all women should be common to all men. Similarly, all children should be held in common. No parent should know its child or child its parent."

Have you heard of anything so warped, wanton & twisted, coming from the pen of a so called brilliant philosopher?  Without doubt, Plato was a DEVIANT and PERVERT of the first degree.

After reading such a carnal, lustful and immoral statement about the sacred state of marriage, love and family, how could anyone trust his opinions about God, existence, the purpose of life, death or the 'afterlife'!  The teaching of Socrates, who advocated that "virtue is wisdom", was most certainly lost on his protégé Plato.

Christian values, Christianity and Christian values. What are Christian values JESUS HAD A LOT TO SAY ABOUT LIFE

He said, "I am the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE. No man cometh unto the Father but by Me". (John 14:6) He stated, "The thief (devil) cometh not but to steal, kill and destroy. I am come that ye might have life and have it more abundantly." (John 10:10)  And He spoke about 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". (John 3:16)

BERTRAND RUSSELL:  This supposedly brilliant philosopher lived to be almost 100 years of age and died as an unbeliever. And, that is sad.

He wrote the book, 'Why I am Not a Christian', even after having had the privilege of reading the greatest of all books, 'THE HOLY BIBLE', which is the Word of God:

Jesus Christ declared that "Search the Scriptures for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which testify of Me". (John 5:39), and St. Paul stated that "the scriptures are able to make thee wise unto salvation". (2 Timothy 3:15)

We cannot compare Jesus Christ, the Son of God, with a SPIRITUAL ILLITERATE like Bertrand Russell, who at an advanced age - when he should have known better - allegedly dispensed advise about loosening our moral codes to give more license to "free sex".

What an uncaring person,  to give such advice to a generation of young people - who were already 'chomping at the bit' to kick-over-the-traces sexually, causing broken hearts, broken homes, aborted babies and untold suffering for so many for years to come! They say, "There's no fool like an old fool" and I say, "There is no fool like an old philosopher".

JAMES RUSSEL LOWELL:

James Russell Lowell was a literary genius and one time U.S. minister ambassador to Great Britain. Here is his answer to a sarcastic critic.

"I challenge any skeptic to find a ten square mile spot on this planet where they can live their lives in peace and safety and decency, where womanhood is honoured, where infants and old are revered, where they can educate their children, where the Gospel of Jesus Christ has not gone first to prepare the way. If they find such a place, then I would encourage them to emigrate thither and there proclaim their unbelief."

I challenge any pointy headed University professor, seminary theologian or media talking-head to come up with a better philosophy than the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which changes hearts and lives for the better.

JESUS REGULARLY QUOTED THE LAW, PSALMS & THE PROPHETS

Jeremiah stated, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked (incurably sick): who can know it?" (Jeremiah 17:9; Ecclesiastes 9:3)

And Jesus declared, "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness." (Mark 7:21,22)

Ezekiel stated: "Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions...A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh."

"And will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments, and do them." (Ezekiel 18:31; 36:26,27)

THE BIBLE SAYS: "Therefore, if any man be in Christ Jesus, he is a new creation; behold, old things are passed away; all things become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Jesus Christ is not only the Savior of the world, the Great Physician and Healer of broken hearts, minds and families, but He is also the greatest Teacher and dispenser of Wisdom and Understanding this world will ever know.

AND YES, THE WORLD'S GREATEST PHILOSOPHER, AS WELL, BECAUSE HE CHANGES HEARTS AND LIVES TODAY! AND ISN'T THAT WHAT EVERYONE HOPES AND LONGS FOR?

By the Person of the blessed Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ is reaching out even now to bring forgiveness, love, peace, joy & healing to each one of us at this very moment.

He said, "Come unto Me, all ye who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest". (Matthew 11:28) Amen


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 JESUS CHRIST BORN?
Jesus Christ was born to to destroy the works of the devil

Sin, however, was in the world because Satan (the devil).  The devil, who is the father of sin and death, had been cast out of Heaven and is called the 'Prince of the power of the air', as well as the 'god of this world'.  (Ephesians 2:2;  2 Corinthians 4:4)

The devil had caused previous disruption and chaos. (Genesis 1:2;  Ezekiel 28:13-19;  Isaiah 14:12-17).

Because of Satan (the devils) rebellion and hatred for God, he had cunningly planned his strategy by tempting Eve, with the Tree of Life, in the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 3:1-6;  Job 1:8-22;  Job 2:1-8)

Jesus, why was Jesus born? Jesus was born to destroy the devilGOD CALLED ADAM WHERE ART THOU?

The great transgression had been made by Adam & Eve.  Now, for the moment of truth.  How would Adam & Eve feel?  Would they now be wise as God, as Satan (the devil) had promised them?  Was the rebellion and disobedience towards God worth it?  No - a thousand times NO.

Adam & Eve's eyes were opened.  But, what did they see?  Adam & Eve saw their own vulnerability, stupidity, weaknesses, sin and nakedness.  Fear stalked and filled their souls.  They had never felt fear before sin entered their lives.  They realized they were naked, vulnerable and inadequate.  Now, they realized they must face the music, and meet God alone.

But where was Satan (the devil)?  Where was the evil one who had been their wise tempter such a short time ago?

Of course, the devil was gone, to gloat over his victory.  I'm sure that the devil, the liar and deceiver was not far away, probably hiding behind a tree, excitedly waiting to see the inevitable outcome of their sin.  The inevitable outcome, the separation, dis-fellowshipping of God and His special creation, man.

Bible sermons, articles, messages. Spreading the message of Jesus Christ our Lord to the world through full gospel, Bible based preaching, teaching.  Listen to powerful audio sermons by Pastor Max Solbrekken.THE DEVIL REJOICED OVER ADAM & EVE'S FEAR & TERROR

Evil satisfaction filled the devil's heart as he observed Adam & Eve's plight, their complete confusion, perplexity, fear and terror.

Adam & Eve heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day.  God said, "Adam, where art thou?  ADAM, WHERE ART THOU?"

As God called Adam that day, He is still calling you and me. "John, where are you?  Mary, where are you?"

Adam answered, "We are hiding, we are naked, we are afraid"!  God questioned, "Who told you that you were naked?  You were clothed with My glory.  Have you eaten of the fruit that I forbad you"?

Adam gave a typical answer from a typical sinner!  Adam said, "The woman you gave me, she gave me of the fruit.  It is Eve's fault, she gave me the forbidden fruit and it's really Your fault, Lord, because You gave me the woman".

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It seems normal for people to justify themselves.  It's much easier to pass the buck, or to blame someone else rather than take the blame, saying, "I made a mistake, I am wrong, please forgive me."

It's similar to the preacher who enjoyed portraying woman in a negative way.  One Sunday morning as he was preaching on 'The Fall of Man', he vigorously attacked Eve.  If Eve, the weaker vessel, hadn't fallen, the world wouldn't be in the mess it's now in.  The preacher nailed Jezebel and Delilah.  "Women are the ruination of many good men", he shouted.

At the close of the service, the minister stood at the door shaking hands.  Some complimented him on a wonderful sermon, while others were glad to get out the door.

A tall lady shook his hand and she wasn't smiling.  She squeezed his hand until he said, "Woman, you are hurting me".  She looked him square in the eye and asked, "Pastor, what is the telephone number of the Garden of Eden"?

He answered, "I don't know what you are talking about".  She squeezed his hand again until he said, "Ouch".  She spoke again, "Pastor, do you know the telephone number of the Garden of Eden"?  He answered, "Woman, I do not and by the way you are hurting me."  She said, "Well, I know the telephone number of the Garden of Eden.  It's Adam 8-1-2", and she let go of his hand and left.

Adam ate one too!  Eve wasn't the only one to blame.  Adam also disobeyed God, but really the blame goes into further - straight to the evil one, the devil (Satan).

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God didn't argue with Adam.  He turned to Eve and said, "Woman, what is this that thou hast done?"  Eve made more sense than her husband.  She put the blame where it belong.  "The serpent beguiled me and I did eat."

I agree with Eve.  Satan (the devil) is the culprit.  The devil is to blame for all the sin, fear, heartbreak, divorce, alcoholism, drug addiction and juvenile delinquency.  He is the architect of all that is evil, wicked and destructive.  Riots, anarchy, thievery, murder, sickness, disease and war are the outcroppings and results of his plans, goals, purposes and seduction.

SATAN (the devil) IS TO BLAME.  Shout it loud and clear - the devil is the troublemaker.

JESUS CALLED THE DEVIL A LAIR & MURDERER

Jesus called him a liar, deceiver, murdered and thief. (John 8:44;  John 10:10)  Our Lord said, "The thief cometh not for to steal, kill and destroy.  I am come that they might have life and more abundantly." (John 10:10)

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God said, "THE SEED OF THE WOMAN SHALL BRUISE THE SERPENT'S HEAD."

Almighty God called out "Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou among all the beasts of the field.  Upon thy belly shalt thou go all the days of thy life..." (Genesis 3:14-15)

It is noteworthy that some scientists believe that at one time serpents and snakes walked upright and didn't crawl on their bellies as today.

"And I will put enmity between thee and the woman and between thy seed (the wicked) and her seed (the righteous).  It (Jesus, the seed of the woman) shall bruise thy head..."

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On Golgotha's Hill, Jesus defeated the devil.  When Jesus paid the supreme sacrifice for the sins of the world, and rose again from the dead.  He had delivered the death blow to Satan.

When Jesus cried, "It is finished", He had defeated Satan (the devil) and since that very hour the blood of Jesus Christ washes away all the sins of the repentant sinner, and His stripes bring healing to the believing, sick person..

The Bible says, "He (Jesus) was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and by His stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5)

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The Bible says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on 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)  Hallelujah.

The Bible says: "Neither is there salvation through any other, for there is none other name under Heaven given among men whereby you may be saved, but by the Name of Jesus"! (Acts 4:12) "There is one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus." (1 Timothy 2:5)

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Jesus said, "I am come that they might have life and have it more abundantly." (John 10:10)  And St. John stated: "For this purpose was the Son of God manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil". (1 John 3:8)  The Scripture says, "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 bare our sicknesses."  (Matthew 8:16-17)

WHAT DID ISAIAH PROPHESY?

Hear it and hear it well: "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities.  The chastisement of our peace was upon Him (Jesus) and by His stripes we are healed."! (Isaiah 53:5)

The Bible says, "Who His own self (Jesus) bare our sins in His own body on the tree (cross) that we, being dead to sins should live unto righteousness, by Whose stripes ye were (at the cross) healed"! (1 Peter 2:24)  "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." (John 3:36)

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Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life and no man cometh unto the Father but by Me." (John 14:6)  Again our blessed Saviour said,  "I am the door, by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved..." (John 10:9)  Again He said, "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)

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The Bible says, "Without the shedding of blood there is no remission for sins." (Hebrews 9:22)  "It is the blood that maketh atonement for the soul." (Leviticus 17:11)  Again, "The soul that sinneth it shall surely die." (Ezekiel 18:20)

In Old Testament times, an animal - without spot or blemish - would be sacrificed, spilling his blood. (Atonement means "covering")  AS THE LAMB DIED ON THE ALTER IN THE TEMPLE, JESUS THE LAMB OF GOD, DIED ON THE CROSS TO PAY FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD.

The Scripture says, "If we walk in the light as He is in the light we have fellowship one with the other, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin." (John 1:7)

Jesus is the Lamb of God, Who was slain for our sins!  "One of the elders saith unto me, weep not: behold the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.  And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne...stood a lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

And He came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.  And when He had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints."

"And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou was slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;....Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing."

"And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever." (Revelation 5:5-13)

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The Bible says, "And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 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 shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it." (Colossians 2:12-15) Oh, Praise God.

We serve a risen Saviour,  he's in the world today.  I know that 
He is living,  whatever men may say...
I see His hand of mercy....I hear His voice of cheer....And just 
the time I need Him....He's always near.

He lives....He lives...Christ Jesus lives today.
He walks with me and talks with me,  along life's narrow way.

He lives...He lives....Salvation to impart....
You ask me how I know He lives....He lives...within my heart.

What power!  What might!  What strength, and what great ability Jesus has.  St. Paul brings it out so graphically in his epistles.  Drink in these truth and be set free and filled with all knowledge, joy and Holy Ghost power.

"The eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when he raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.  And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church." (Ephesians 1:18-22)

The Bible says, "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." (Ephesians 3:20)

St. Paul writes, "Who (God) hath delivered us from the power of darkness (Satan) and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son (Jesus Christ) IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, even the forgiveness of sins." (Colossians 1:13)

In referring to Jesus, John the Baptist made the startling statement, "Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away from the sins of the world." (John 1:29)  To this agree the angel's words to Joseph, "Ye shall call His name Jesus (Salvation) for He shall save (salvage) His people from their sins." (Matthew 1:21)

"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 is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and 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." (Philippians 2:5-11)

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The book of Isaiah is called the "Gospel of the Old Testament".  The 53rd chapter prophecies the death of Messiah Who would bring forgiveness and healing to His people.  Isaiah 7:14 speaks of His virgin birth; Isaiah 9:6 speaks of His Kingship and the fact that He is very God; Isaiah 28:11-12 foretells the gift of the Holy Ghost, and the end-time phenomena of glossalalia, or "speaking with other tongues" as a gift of God to bring stability, rest and peaceful strength to the Church in times of pressure and tension.  Isaiah 61:1-3 prophecies the Gospel Age of His salvation with forgiveness, healing, deliverance and joy!

"And he came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and, as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read.  And there was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet Esaias.  And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written,

"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 brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, the recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord."

"And He closed the book, and He gave it again to the minister and sat down.  And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him.  And He began to say unto them, This day is the scripture fulfilled in your ears." (Luke 4:16--21)

Jesus entered the synagogue in Nazareth and read from Isaiah the Prophet.  He ended the reading by saying, "This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears". He declared Himself the Son of God and Jewish Messiah by those words.

The year of Jubilee could not begin until first the Great Day of Atonement had taken place.  He would die on the cross like the lambs died on the alters of Jerusalem because He is the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world." (John 1:29)

He would fulfill the Old Testament 'Great Day of Atonement' when the high priest entered into the Holy of holies with the blood of the sacrificial animal.  Jesus was not only the sacrifice but also the high priest Who carried His own blood into the Holy of holies in Heaven itself. (Hebrews 9:11-14)

The scapegoat (Leviticus 16:7-21) is also a type of Jesus carrying away our sins.  He is our substitute!  Every 50th year Israel celebrated the 'fear of Jubilee' when all the prisoners and slaves were freed and debts were forgiven.  This is a picture of the Gospel Age when everyone is set free by the blood of Christ and His everlasting Gospel!  THEY WERE OFFENDED IN HIM.

My dear friend, Let me admonish you to receive him into your heart and life as your Lord, Saviour, Redeemer, Healer, Baptizer and King.

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Jesus said, "I am come to seek and save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10) You are included in that number, for "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God". (Romans 3:23)  You say, 'I cannot live a Christian life in my own strength'!

You are absolutely right.  You can't do it in your own power, but He will change you and give you the power to live for Him.

The Bible say: "He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.  But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name." (John 1:11-12)

Jesus promised, "Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you...." (Acts 1:8)  Finally Jesus said, "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." (Hebrews 13:5) "...and lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." (Matthew 28:20)











Christ's Cross 
and the Final Solution
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

Watching the almost apocalyptic beheading of twenty-one Egyptian Christians by hate filled, demon possessed Islamic terrorists - following in the steps of their genocidal seventh-century leader - almost makes any normal person sick.

"They are not human; worse than beasts", you say!  Yet, the Bible says that God loves them and Jesus died for their sins, as evil as they are. By looking into their eyes you see what happens when the devil takes control of a soul! Pray for their salvation!

Remember that Saul of Tarsus was a Jewish Terrorist who killed believers in Yeshua Ha Maschiach (Jesus the Messiah) and how Jesus changed him!   He changed his name to Paul and under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, wrote nearly one-half of the New Testament! Can these evil men change? Yes! With God all things are possible! (Mark 9: 23; 10:27)

Having said that, "Would you want these inflamed criminals, who have innocent blood on their hands living in your neighbourhood? To be free to molest, rape and brainwash your children and take over the country?" I think not!

These barbarians are taught from early childhood to hate, rape and murder defenseless people who do not bow their heads to the ground in worship to their 'moon god'. They are slaves to a politically dangerous system of cruelty and inhumanity!

Yet, as children of God and believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, we are commanded to love them, pray for them and to win them for Christ and His Kingdom.

JESUS CAME TO SAVE SINNERS

The Good News is that Jesus Christ came into the world to "seek and to save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10) He didn't come for the righteous, but He came for sinners. The Holy Bible states: "All have sinned and fallen short of the Kingdom of God." (Romans 3:23) That includes us all, no exceptions!

The Scriptures declare: "God hath concluded all under sin", so that we are all guilty and without excuse: "…That every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God." (Romans  3: 19). Again, St Paul writes: "The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6: 23)

We are saved by Grace  alone, through Faith  alone, and in Christ  alone! It is not by works of righteousness, but by His grace that we are saved. (Ephesians 2: 8, 9).  Christ alone suffered, bled and died for our sins to bring us to God.

The Bible says:  "Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation  (satisfaction,)  through faith in His  BLOOD,  to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are passed, through the forbearance of God;

"To declare, I say at this time His righteousness: that He might be just, and the justifier of Him which believeth in Jesus."  (Rom. 3: 24-26). The Sovereignty of God demanded punishment for SIN and the CROSS provided the FINAL SOLUTION.

For four thousand years, God, in His great mercy and kindness allowed the sacrifice of innocent lambs, goats and bullocks  (occasionally a red heifer)  to suffice.

When the ‘fullness of time’ had come, Almighty God gave Himself in His SON, to be the propitiation for our sins. The word propitiation means the  covering, satisfaction and expiation. The only RIGHTEOUS ONE, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, had to die to cover our sins and satisfy the demands of Divine Justice!

Our  righteous, just and merciful  God had to bring judgment upon all sinners through the VICARIOUS death of a righteous man. No man could qualify for all are born in sin, therefore He had to pay the sin debt Himself.

The INCARNATION of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, settled the sin question for time and eternity, through His sacrificial death on Golgotha!

JESUS WAS BORN TO DIE IN OUR PLACE

That is why Jesus of Nazareth had to be crucified. He was born to die; to be crucified in order to pay the sin debt for all unrighteous humanity, to meet the demands of Divine Justice for our awful sins against the Almighty.

This is possibly the Bible’s greatest verse:  "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?" (Romans 8:32)

In 1978, I was preaching in Ghana, Africa in a large Gospel Crusade. I became very homesick. I could not eat their food. The netting around my bed was broken and since I had forgotten to take my anti-malaria pills, I didn't get much sleep.

I was very unhappy even though we were seeing many souls come to Christ and powerful miracles were taking place. I was studying  Romans when suddenly it jumped out at me with such force that I was shocked. Our Heavenly Father let me know what it cost Him to provide the Great Salvation that I was proclaiming so freely!

JESUS WAS SMITTEN OF GOD

I had read that verse many times but never fully understood it. I was torn to pieces as I saw how the Father had TURNED OVER’ His only begotten Son to murderers who would mock Him, spit in His face, scourge Him and nail Him to the Cross of shame for us.

I wondered how He could do that, as I personally would never allow anyone to harm my wife or children. Only over my dead body, would anyone molest, rape or kill my family!

Then He took me to Isaiah:  "Surely He hath borne our sicknesses  (heb.makob )  and carried our pains (heb.nasa): yet we did esteem Him stricken, SMITTEN OF GOD  and afflicted.

"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.]

"All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the  Lord hath LAID UPON HIM  the iniquity of us all. Yet it  pleased to BRUISE HIM; He hath put HIM TO GRIEF..." (Isaiah 53: 4-6, 10)

God the Father laid our sins, sicknesses and pains on His Son. It was God the Father Who  smote  His Son for us, and what really tore me up was that  God was pleased  when Jesus suffered, bled and died for us!  I prayed and wept for several days after God had spoken to me!

Shortly after that crusade, God opened the door to ARGENTINA. No crusades were held there because of the Military Rule, but God opened the door for  Omar Cabrera  and me to reach Cordova for Christ.

Great Miracles happened every evening and the crowd grew to 48,000 on May 15, 1978. Omar Cabrera then continued the Crusades and his Cordova Church grew from zero to 8,000 in 9 months and within 18 months, Vision de Futuro had 150 churches with 450 pastors.

Then, Carlos Anacandia got saved and began to preach and the rest is history as he and others have reached several millions.

I SPOKE TO THE MILITARY

Interestingly, when Omar contacted me his heart was to go to Paraguay, but that wasn't working out. The Holy Spirit put Argentina on my heart. Omar had been forced to leave his country when his name was found on a Rebel hit list. He said he was finished with Argentina and would never return, but I was adamant that we should hold the crusade there. Finally Omar said:  "Okay, we'll try Cordova."

We started with six thousand in attendance the first night. By the fourth night we had 10,000 and the Chief of Police finally came back to town and signed the permit. The Roman Catholic Church which had opposed the Crusade, lost control over their people. Nuns and priests attended openly rejoicing in the great things which God did and carrying their tape recorders to get the messages I brought.

I had requested a meeting with the Military Junta and demanded that they stop their persecution of the Evangelicals and Pentecostals to which they agreed.  From that day onward the persecution stopped and the Revival steam rolled ahead.

After preaching to the four Colonels for 20 minutes about God and the Devil, Heaven and Hell, the Cross and the Blood of Christ, the leading COLONEL said loudly, "What do  you want from us?" I said: "Stop persecuting the Evangelicals and the Pentecostals!" He said:  "O.K. What else do you want?"

I answered:  "Get down on your knees and give your  hearts to the Lord."  They were shocked. Omar let out a  big laugh, I smiled  and they relaxed. I said: "I would like  to pray for you and your families." Immediately, he said:  "Yes, please do." After prayer, thy all shook my hand and told me about the good things they had heard about the crusade.
That is how the official persecution stopped and how  the REVIVAL started in Argentina in May, 1978.  Praise the Lord.

GO INTO ALL THE WORLD

This Gospel is for ALL people of ALL the world including the Muslim World! Jesus Christ commanded:  "Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved ...."  (Mark 16: 15-20)

King David prophesied: "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His ANOINTED, saying, Let us break the bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. (Psalms 2: 2, 3)

The Apostles prayed, quoting David:  "For a truth against Thy Holy Child Jesus, whom Thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, for to do whatsoever Thy hand and Thy counsel determined before to be done."  (Acts 4:25-28)

The whole world was involved in carrying out the will of God in the sacrificial death of Christ for us all. King Herod, Pontius Pilate, the Gentiles and Israel is a representation of the Entire World that stands guilty in the SIN of crucifying the Son of God.

And the entire world is invited to receive God's forgiveness, peace, healing, blessing and deliverance which has been purchased for us all through the shed BLOOD of Jesus Christ our Lord and His glorious resurrection from the dead.

The Bible says: "Looking for that blessed HOPE and the glorious appearance of the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ Who GAVE HIMSELF for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." (Titus 2:13, 14)

"But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

"Which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that being justified by His GRACE, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." (Titus 3: 4-7) All glory to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Is God able to save and fill with His Holy Spirit, the tough, evil, perverted Muslim terrorists? Read Acts chapters 9, 22 and 28. If He can reach a Jewish terrorist He can reach a Muslim terrorist! Nothing is too hard for our God.


CHRIST'S VICTORY - SATAN'S DEFEAT
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

Jesus shouted VICTORY from the Cross! He was speaking in Greek. The word tetelestai comes from the Greek verb teleo, which has three essential meanings: 'To finish something, to bring something to an end; to fulfill something; to pay that which is owed!

He had FINISHED His work of Redemption. The fountain was now open for sin and uncleanness! Christ's cleansing and healing blood was available for lost, sick, suffering and perishing souls. He had completed His Mission of Mercy and would return to His Father, and pour out the Gift of the Holy Spirit upon His followers!

The Bible states: “But Christ being come an High Priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; neither by the blood of bulls and goats, but by His own BLOOD He entered in once into the Holy Place, having obtained Eternal Redemption, for us.” (Hebrews 9: 11,12)

THE GREAT DAY OF ATONEMENT

Once a year on the Great Day of Atonement, only the High Priest could enter the Holy of Holies in the Temple to make an atonement for Israel's sins, by sprinkling the blood of the sacrificial goat on the Mercy Seat.

Only the High Priest was allowed into the Holy of Holies where GOD the Supreme Judge dealt with the sins of the nation of Israel. Sin had to be paid for to satisfy the Laws of Divine Justice in the Courts of Heaven.

The law said; “The soul that sinneth, it shall surely die,” (Ezekiel), but another law stated: “It is the Blood that maketh atonement for the soul.” (Leviticus 17: 11).   A sinless Substitute could shoulder the blame and die for the sinner. Innocent animals, who had no eternal souls and no knowledge of sin could take the place of the offender.

And on the Great Day of Atonement, all of Israel would gather outside the Temple, waiting to hear if God had forgiven their sins for another year. The High Priest had to follow a very strict protocol in fulfilling his personal life, ministry and duties before and during his ministration.

Bells were attached to his robe so the waiting Israelites could hear that he were still alive. If the High Priest failed to execute his duty perfectly, he would immediately die, therefore he wore a rope around his left ankle, so he could be retrieved from that holy place if necessary.

There was NO SEAT in the Holy of Holies and the High Priest stood continually until he had finished his course of duty. He spoke to no-one until his work was finished. He then, changed his attire and went home.

As our Heavenly High Priest, Jesus carried His Own Blood into the Holy of Holies in Heaven! You will notice that on the third day after His crucifixion, He appeared unto Mary, saying: “Touch Me not, for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God.”   (John 20: 17)

Shortly thereafter, He appeared unto the disciples: “Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst…”  (John 20: 19, 20)

JESUS PROMISES PARADISE!

In His extreme agony on the 'cursed tree' Jesus prayed for those who had crucified Him: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do...” (Luke 23: 34). As the rulers with the people and the soldiers derided and mocked Him, one of the malefactors prayed: “Lord remember me when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily, I say unto thee, TODAY shalt thou be with Me in Paradise.” (Luke 23: 42, 43)

The Bible says: “By the which will we are Sanctified through the offering of the body of the Lord Jesus once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sin:

JESUS WENT TO PARADISE!

“But this Man after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, SAT DOWN on the right hand of God... For by one sacrifice he had perfected forever them that that are sanctified.”  (Hebrews 10: 10-14)

There is a FALSE teaching that says that Jesus was tormented in Hell for three days to pay for our sins.  The truth is that He went directly to Paradise, called Abraham’s Bosom.  (Luke 16: 19-31).

"That One Sacrifice was the perfect, pure and sanctified body of our Lord Jesus Christ!"

For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh; How much more shall the blood of Christ, Who through the Eternal Spirit, offered Himself without spot to God, PURGE  your conscience from dead works to serve the Living God?

"For Christ hath 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....

"But NOW once in the end of the world hath He appeared to put away SIN, by the sacrifice of Himself." (Hebrews 9: 13, 14, 24, 26)

JESUS ENDED SATAN’S DOMINATION!

Jesus Christ stripped the devil of all his usurped power and influence over a rebellious race whom he had deceived by his twisted, outright lies and false promises!

JESUS of Nazareth not only destroyed his power but also effectively DESTROYED SATAN himself: "Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through DEATH He might DESTROY him (Satan) that had the power of death that is, the DEVIL and DELIVER them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage."  (Hebrews 2:14)

While praying during His water baptism, Jesus of Nazareth was filled with the Holy Spirit. The Bible states:  "The Heaven was opened. And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from Heaven, which said, Thou art My beloved Son; in Thy I am well pleased."

At the strategic moment of the Holy Spirit entering Jesus of Nazareth, His FATHER audibly and forcefully identifies with His incarnated (God in human flesh) SON, stating hat the Lord Jesus is His Son with Whom He was well pleased!

Immediately after His baptism, Jesus of Nazareth was driven by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. During His forty day fast, our Saviour was continually tempted by the Evil One but was victorious each time.

Jesus of Nazareth filled with the Holy Spirit, commanded: "Get thee hence, Satan, for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt Thou serve."   (Matthew 4: 11). The devil had to obey the Son of God and angels came and ministered unto Him.

After His great victory over the devil, Jesus returned in the power of the Holy Spirit and great miracles, signs and wonders occurred everywhere He went!

"And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, and HEALING all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And His fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto Him all SICK PEOPLE that were taken with diverse diseases and torments and those which were possessed with devils, and those that were lunatic and those which had the palsy; and He healed them." (Matthew 4: 23, 24)

JESUS FULFILLED THE SCRIPTURES!

There are 332 Old Testament Scriptures that deal with the coming Jewish Messiah. Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled them all. Included in the 332 Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah, there are 61 major prophecies. Dr. Peter Stoner states: According to the Scientific Law of Probabilities, for anyone but Jesus to have fulfilled only 8 of the major prophecies, he would have only 1 chance out of 10 to the 17th power.

For us to begin to understand that humungous number, Dr. Stoner gave this explanation: Cover the entire State of Texas two feet deep, with American silver dollars. Mark one silver dollar with an X. Stir it into the mix. Blindfold a man, give him a cane and send him out to search for that marked coin. He can take as long as he wants, walk as far as he likes, dig as much as he likes. The first coin he chooses, must have the mark on it!

JESUS HAS PAID FOR OUR SALVATION!

An old song says:  "Iowed a Debt I could not pay; He paid a Debt He did not owe, When Jesus died in my place and took my all sins away."

The Bible says: "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by His GRACE through the Redemption that is in Christ Jesus;

"Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation (satisfaction, covering, expiation) through faith in His Blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins, that are passed, through the forbearance of God." (Romans 3: 23-26)

"Therefore being justified by FAITH we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By Whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, that rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

"And HOPE maketh not ashamed; because the LOVE of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. "For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

"But commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him." (Romans 5:1-9)

"For the wages of SIN is death but the gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23)

I AM BOUGHT WITH A PRICE!

St. Paul declared: "What, know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which s in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own.

"For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s." (1 Corinthians 6:19, 20);  "Ye are bought with a price; be not ye servants of men."  (1 Corinthians 7: 23)

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God, our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come into the knowledge of the truth. For this is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave Himself a RANSOM for all, to be testified in due time."

Jesus Christ gave Himself to redeem us all from Sin, Sickness, Hell and Satan’s power. He purchased my soul with the blood of His cross!

"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."  Amen.


Bible Scriptures verses on Jesus Christ, Satan, the Devil, Evil (King James Version)

Bible scriptures on the devil, evil, satan, power over satan, how to conquer the devilRevelation 20:1-3 - (kjv) - "Behold, I give unto you power over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."  The Scripture says that 'one day' an angel will come from heaven and bind Satan, casting him into the bottomless pit for a thousand years.  It won't take ten thousand angels; it won't take a hundred angels' it will take one angel to bind the devil and cast him into the pits of hell forever."

Bible scriptures on the devil, evil, satan, power over satan, how to conquer the devilEphesians 6:10-11  - (kjv) - "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

"Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;"

"Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is he word of God;  Praying always with al prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints."

Bible scriptures on the devil, evil, satan, power over satan, how to conquer the devil2 Timothy 1:7  - (kjv) - "God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

Bible scriptures on the devil, evil, satan, power over satan, how to conquer the devil1 Peter 5:8  - (kjv) - "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."

Bible scriptures on the devil, evil, satan, power over satan, how to conquer the devilHebrews 2:14-15  - (kjv) - "Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through DEATH He might DESTROY him that had the power of death, that is the DEVIL; And to DELIVER them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage."

Bible scriptures on the devil, evil, satan, power over satan, how to conquer the devilJohn 10:10 - (kjv) - "The thief (the devil) cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy; I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

Bible scriptures on the devil, evil, satan, power over satan, how to conquer the devil1 John 4:4 - (kjv) - "Greater is He that is in you, that he that is in the world."

Divine healing, divine healing,sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healingMatthew 6:9-10 - (kjv) - After this manner therefore pray ye:  Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name...Thy kingdom come.  They will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Bible scriptures on the devil, evil, satan, power over satan, how to conquer the devilLuke 10:19 - (kjv) - "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."

Divine healing, divine healing,sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healing1 John 5:14-15 - (kjv) - And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: .. And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

Divine healing, divine healing,sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healingPhilippians 2:13 - (kjv) - For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Divine healing, divine healing,sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healingRomans 8:32 - (kjv) - 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?

JESUS HEALS A LEPER

Divine healing, divine healing,sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healingMatthew 8:2-3  - (kjv) - And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean...And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean.  And immediately is leprosy was cleansed.

Divine healing, divine healing,sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healingPsalms 30:2  - (kjv) - O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

Divine healing, divine healing,sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healingJeremiah 33:6 - (kjv) - Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.

Divine healing, divine healing,sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healing1 Peter 2:24 - (kjv) - Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being bead to sins, should live unto righteousness by whose stripes ye were healed.

Divine healing, divine healing,sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healingMatthew 4:23-24 - (kjv) - And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people... And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy, and he healed them.

Divine healing, divine healing,sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healingMatthew 8:16  - (kjv) - 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.

Divine healing, divine healing,sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healingJeremiah 30:17  - (kjv) - For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD: because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

Jesus healed the woman with an Issue of Blood

Divine healing, divine healing,sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healingMatthew 9:20-22 - (kjv) - And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment....For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole...But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee whole.  And the woman was made whole from that hour.

Divine healing, divine healing,sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healingMatthew 12:15 - (kjv) - But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all.

Divine healing, divine healing,sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healingMatthew 14:13-14 - (kjv) - When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities...And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion towards them, and he healed their sick.

Healing miracle testimony, I was healed by Jesus ChristMatthew 14:34-36 - (kjv) - And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret...And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased...And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.


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