RECEIVE TOTAL HEALING
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our
iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and with
His stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5)
TO RECEIVED HEALING THROUGH THE BLOOD OF CHRIST
you can believe, all things are possible to him who
9:23) - JESUS CHRIST
ancient prophet Isaiah set forth a graphic picture of the
coming Jewish Messiah in the 53rd chapter of the book we
call "The Gospel of the Old Testament."
can receive total healing through the wounds of Jesus
Christ - According to the prophets, the Messiah would
suffer, bleed and die for His people. He would be cut off
in death, but rise again in power. He would be
wounded, bruised, chastised and striped in order to
purchase our salvation and bring deliverance from sin,
sickness and eternal death.
St. Peter records the glorious results of Christ's
terrible sufferings as our substitute. "Who His
own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that
we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by
Whose stripes ye were healed." (1 Peter 2:24)
SEVEN WOUNDS OF JESUS SPELL COMPLETE REDEMPTION
Christ received seven specific wounds in His body during
His week of suffering and death. The number seven in
biblical terms speaks of perfection and completeness.
according to the dictionary are divisions of the soft part
of the body by a mechanical force applied externally. They
are classified as: contused, lacerated, penetrating,
perforating and incised! Jesus Christ received each of
these plus an additional two, by mutilation and falling.
THE CONTUSED WOUND
- produced by a sharp instrument.
shall smite the Judge of Israel with a rod upon the
cheek." (Micah 5:1)
Matthew wrote, "They smote Him with rods."
(Matthew 26:67; John 18:22) (Newberry & Revised)
"Then they did spit in His face and buffeted Him, and
others smote Him with the palms of their hands."
definitely, Jesus suffered pain and humiliation as Roman
soldiers beat Him about the face with their rods!
including the servants smote Him with their hands. The rod
would cut into the flesh, leaving a contused wound.
THE LACERATED WOUND
- produced by a tearing instrument.
Romans used the cruel cat-of-nine tails to scourge
criminals. On the end of the whip were nine pieces of
leather to which were attached sharp ivory or metal balls
with protruding nails. As the whip was cracked, it would
tear out pieces of the flesh.
law demanded that not more than 40 lashes be administered,
since often the victim would faint or even die during the
Romans did not need to adhere to Jewish law. As a matter
of fact, crucifixion was a Roman mode of execution! The
Romans always scourged a condemned man before crucifying
historians and Church Fathers believe that Jesus Christ
may have received many more than 30 stripes. The
more punishment a prisoner took on the whipping pole, the
shorter was the guard duty for the Roman Soldiers at the
scene of execution.
the Jewish leadership had accused Him of perverting the
people, the Romans certainly had no reason to "go
easy" on Him! And no doubt the tough Roman
soldiers would have been happy to see Jesus squirm and cry
out - especially since he had refused to talk to the
do know that St. Paul was whipped by the Jews on five
separate occasions: "Of the Jews five times
received I forty stripes save one." (2
Corinthians 13:24) Paul was not a candidate for
crucifixion, by the Romans. He was prosecuted under the
jurisdiction of the Jewish hierarchy.
Jesus received 39 stripes in Pilate's Judgment Hall, that
would have inflicted a total of 351 gashes on His
lacerated back. If He received more than 39 stripes, the
gashes would have been more numerous.
WOUND HELPED TO PURCHASE OUR HEALING: SPIRITUAL, MENTAL
Old Testament prophet declared, "The ploughers
ploughed upon My back. They made long furrows."
(Psalms 129:3) Seven hundred and fifty years earlier,
Isaiah had prophesied concerning the Messiah, "I
gave My back to the smiters" (Isaiah 50:6)
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."
Matthew records, "Then Pilate therefore took Jesus
and scourged Him." (Matthew 27:20; John 19:1)
who were scourged usually lost a lot of blood and
sometimes fainted. Jesus suffered the agonizing and brutal
scourging for us!
THE PENETRATING WOUND: a
deep wound caused by a sharp, pointed instrument.
crown of thorns that was pressed upon the head of Jesus
caused such wounds. The Jerusalem thorn, known as the
Arabian Nebulae, was 4 inches long and as sharp as a
needle. The cruel diadem containing over 100
spiculets, was driven into His head with blows from the
Bible scriptures record, "And when they had
platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head, and
a reed in His right hand: and they bowed the knee before
Him, and mocked Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews."
came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the
purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the
man!" (John 19:5)
was the Governor's intention to scourge Jesus and then
release him. He had hoped the pitiful sight of a
weary, weak and bloodies man would satisfy their blood
lust and evoke sympathy for the prisoner.
of being satisfied, they craved more blood, crying out "Away
with Him, crucify Him, crucify Him!" (Matthew
SPEAK OF THE ORIGINAL CURSE
speak of the original curse, "Cursed is the ground
for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days
of thy life;"
also and thistles shall it bring forth unto thee..." (Geneses
TOOK THE CURSE FOR US
Christ bore the penalty for our sins,
transgressions, sicknesses, diseases and pains!
Paul writes, "Christ hath redeemed us from the
curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is
written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree."
the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through
Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the
Spirit through faith."
the book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 28, Moses enumerates the
blessings of keeping covenant with God. He also lists the
curses! The curses include sickness, disease, insanity,
torments, plagues, pestilence, famine and war. The
Apostle to the Gentiles states unequivocally that, "Christ
hath redeemed us from the curse of the law." So
we are free!
Roman soldiers tried to drive Jesus insane by beating that
crown of sharp Arabian Nebulae into His head. But He
didn't lose His sanity but rather through this horrible
experience purchased our peace and tranquility.
having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him
to reconcile all things unto Himself."
of the penetrating wounds He bore for us, WE HAVE PEACE!
THE PERFORATING WOUND:
the Latin word; "to pierce through"
Messianic psalm stated, "They pierced My hands and
My feet" (Psalms 22:16) At the time of
David's prophecy, he knew nothing of crucifixion, for the
Hebrew method of capitol punishment was stoning!
prophet Zechariah also foretold of the Messiah's death by
crucifixion. "And one shall say unto Him, What are
these wounds in Thine hands? Then shall He answer, Those
with which I was wounded in the house of My friends."
the time Jesus was born, the Romans had conquered
Palestine and crucifixion had become the mode of
execution. The New Testament records: "And when
they were come... to Calvary, there they crucified
Jesus." (Luke 23:33; John 19:16-18)
Bible says, "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
Christ suffered the torments, agony, pain and death of the
most horrible of all deaths - The Death of Crucifixion! He
suffered for us. He bled for us. He died for us! And He
arose again from the dead, for us!
THE INCISED WOUND:
cut produced by a sharp edged instrument:
one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and
forthwith came there out blood and water." (John
the Sabbath was approaching the soldiers helped speed up
the expiration of the victims by smashing their thigh
bones, thus allowing asphyxiation. When the Roman soldier
came to Jesus, he noticed that He was already dead. The
soldier then went on to the thief on Jesus' other side and
with his large axe, smashed the femur bone (thigh bone)
causing a quicker death.
order to verify Jesus' death, the soldier then plunged his
spear into the left side of Jesus!
fulfilled the scripture, "They shall look upon Him
Whom they have pierced." (Zechariah 12:10) So
large was the wound that after the resurrection, Thomas
"the doubter" was invited to thrust his hand
into that wound.
saith He to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold My
hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into My
side: and be not faithless, but believing."
John was standing near the cross and noticed blood and
water coming out of His side. The pericardium is a
closed sac encasing the heart, lubricated by a small
amount of fluid to facilitate the motion of the heart.
& Wright's pathological technique answers the
question, "How could John have seen such a small
amount of water flow out of the wound? The normal amount
(of pericardial fluid) is about a teaspoon, but it may be
increased to 100 c.c. (24 teaspoonfuls) where death agony
miracle was that contrary to nature, blood flowed from a
dead man, proving that the blood of Jesus did not die but
is efficacious even today !
is a fountain filled with blood, Drawn from Emmanuel's
And sinners plunge beneath the flood, Lose all their
blood and water which St. John saw coming out of the side
of Christ may also have been the physiological aspect of
science teaches that, "Blood in a cadaver readily
separates into clear serum and red blood cells, thus
certifying that the person is clinically dead." It
could be that both of these things were happening at once.
Either way, it proves that the death of Jesus was a
reality and that there is life through His precious blood!
Bible says, "Without the shedding of blood there
is no remission of sins." (Leviticus 17:11,14)
is the blood that maketh atonement for the soul." (Hebrews
9:22) "And the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son,
cleanseth us from all sins." (1 John 1:7)
blood of Jesus Christ, shed for us all on Golgotha, has purchased
WE RECEIVE FORGIVENESS OF OUR SINS THROUGH HIS BLOOD
Whom we have redemption through His blood, even THE
FORGIVENESS OF SINS, according to the riches of His
WE RECEIVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD
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;"
with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without
blemish and without spot:"
(1 Peter 1:18-19)
heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over
the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed
the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own
WE RECEIVE CLEANSING FROM SIN THROUGH HIS BLOOD
if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another, And the blood of Jesus Christ
His Son cleanseth us from all sins."
(1 John 1:7)
WE ARE LOOSED FROM OUR SINS BY HIS BLOOD
from Jesus Christ, Who is the faithful witness, and the
first begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of
the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our
sins in His own blood."
WE ARE JUSTIFIED THROUGH HIS BLOOD
more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be
saved from wrath through Him."
justified freely by His grace through the redemption that
is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a
propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare the
righteousness for the remission of sins that are past,
through the forbearance of God;"
WE RECEIVE PEACE THROUGH HIS BLOOD
having made peace through the death of His cross, by Him
to receive all things unto himself;"
WE RECEIVE ACCESS TO THE FATHER THROUGH HIS BLOOD
therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by
the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which He hath
consecrated for us through the veil, that is to say, His
WE RECEIVE DIVINE HEALING THROUGH HIS BLOOD
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."
His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins, should live unto
righteousness: by Whose stripes ye were healed."
(1 Peter 2:24)
WE RECEIVE VICTORY OVER THE DEVIL THROUGH HIS BLOOD
they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by
the word of their testimony."
WE ARE SANCTIFIED THROUGH HIS BLOOD
Jesus also, that He might sanctify His people with His own
blood, suffered without the gate." (Hebrews
WE RECEIVE A CLEAR (PURGED) CONSCIENCE THROUGH HIS BLOOD
much more shall the blood of Christ, Who through the
Eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge
your conscience (mind) from dead works, to serve the
Living God?" (Hebrews
WE RECEIVE ETERNAL GLORY THROUGH HIS BLOOD
are they which come out of great tribulation, and have
washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the
Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and
serve Him day and night in His temple: and He that sitteth
on the throne shall dwell among them..."
the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed
them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of water:
and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."
WOUNDS BY MUTILATION
- the plucking out of His beard.
gave My cheeks to them that plucked out the hair." (Isaiah
only did they slap and spit upon His face but they yanked
out His beard causing the wounds of mutilation. Can you
imagine the awful pain, as cruel Roman soldiers pulled out
His beard! The blood flowed down upon Christ's chest as
cruel tormentors mutilated His face by tearing out
handfuls of His beard.
did it for us, because by "His Sore" (original
Hebrew) we are healed! He was "one sore"
from head to toe, by the time He had undergone the full
mistreatment which the Roman soldiers heaped upon Him! He
suffered more than any man and He did it all for us - to
purchase our salvation.
WOUNDS BY FALLING:
laid the rugged cross upon His lacerated, bleeding back
and forced Jesus to carry His own cross, as was the custom
for condemned criminals. Due to loss of blood because of
the scourging, He was unable to do so.
He stumbled and fell, His body received more bruises and
sores, and He suffered more pain, for us.
claim, that after His striping in Pilate's Judgment Hall,
Jesus was subjected to a heavy wooden cross laid upon His
raw, bleeding back.
the cross bar was tied to His wrists and the stock to His
left ankle. When He stumbled and fell, He had no way to
protect Himself, so His body was further bruised and
battered! And Roman soldiers then forced a stranger, Simon
of Cyrene to bear His cross up Calvary's hill.
He bearing His cross went forth to the place of a
19:17) "And as they led Him away they laid hold
upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and
on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after
Jesus." (Luke 23:26) (Mark 15:21)
that event caused such an impact upon the Cyrenian that he
became a convert to Christ. And it appears that his two
sons also entered the Ministry and preached the gospel of
Christ after His resurrection.
WAS WOUNDED FROM HEAD TO FOOT WITH SEVEN WOUNDS IN ORDER
TO BRING US HEALING
St. Matthew stated, "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
it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Easias the
prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare
is no wonder, St. Thomas, upon his encounter with the
risen Christ declared, "My Lord and my God." (Jn.20:28)
THE RISEN CHRIST BLESS AND HEAL YOU AS YOU APPROPRIATE HIS
PROMISES FOR YOURSELF.
pray you will receive total healing through the wounds and
blood that Jesus Christ shed for you.
TO MEET THY GOD
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
to meet thy God!
This was the admonition that Prophet Amos thundered
out in his day. God’s people had backslidden, corrupted
themselves and forsaken the true and living way.
had gone after the strange gods of the heathen, and were
worshipping at the altars of pagan idols. They had
forgotten how gracious the Lord is and turned their backs
HAD A FEARLESS PROPHET THAT HE COULD USE: A MAN WHO HADN'T
God had a man He could use! Amos was a prophet who
had not corrupted himself as others had done. God had a
vessel He could use - a mouthpiece with which to warn and
admonish His people of coming judgment for sin and
forgiveness for those who would repent!
message to the people then is the same as now: “Prepare
to Meet Thy God”! One day every living soul will stand
before God and give an account of his or her life.
BOOK OF LIFE WILL BE OPENED & THE DEAD WILL BE
I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from
Whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there
was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and
great, stand before God; and the books were opened; and
another book was opened, which is the book of life; and
the dead were judged out of those things which were
written in the books according to their works and death
and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the
second death. And whosoever was not found written in the
book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Bible says, “And as it
is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the
9:27) THE MESSAGE OF THE PROPHETS was always the same
- they were two-fold - People must repent to receive mercy
and forgiveness or reject God’s Way and be judged. It
was a message of mercy and judgment!
is the same today. God has not changed, but many of
‘today’s preachers’ have compromised and are not
preaching ALL THE TRUTH because of FEAR. They lack the
boldness, courage and faith to stand up and tell the
founder of the Methodist
Church - whose Ministry is accredited with turning
England back to God and saving it from the same fate as
that which befell France in the ungodly, brutal and bloody
French Revolution, stated: "I must preach law before
I preach grace."
did he mean? Simply this, that in order for people to
realize that they need God's FORGIVENESS, they must be
convicted of their sins! And how does that take place? In
several ways: God can arbitrarily speak to people by His
Holy Spirit in answer to the fervent prayers of relatives
or other concerned spiritual prayer warriors!
however, sinners are convicted through the anointed
preaching of God's Word. Millions of believers are saved
today because of the powerful preaching of anointed
Spirit-filled men and women of God, who have refused to
compromise their message!
1970, Edmonton Transit bus driver, Eric Dykstra and his
entire family, were converted to Christ in our
Church because of the dozens of Bus Seat benches which
carried our advertising with the clear-cut message:
"Get Right With God!"
a letter to me, dated May 8, 2002, about five weeks before
his death, Eric wrote: "It has been 32 years almost
to the day that I accepted the Lord's saving message as
preached by you that Wednesday evening at the Edmonton
Revival Centre. That was May 6, 1970.
you laid your hands on me and my family, the roof of the
old theatre didn't split open for angels to descend, but I
received a depth of peace in my inner being I had never
before experienced. Without realizing it, we stood at the
jump-off point of an exciting brand new phase of our
kids all believe in their Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
(One is even an M. Div and has been a pastor for five
years). Our grandchildren are taught the Word and the ways
of the Lord Creator, at home and at their respective
churches. Your faithfulness to God and perseverance in
your Ministry has brought wonderful blessings to countless
families around the globe!
have at times speculated what would have happened if in
the late 60s all these messages, 'Get Right With God!'
hadn't been scattered throughout the city by way of bus
stop benches. Driving my routes and spotting those ads
gave me repeatedly opportunity to meditate on their
Dr. Oswald Smith's book, 'The Fire Of God' (1948),
the man that Billy
Graham called, "one of the world's greatest
Missionary Statesmen" wrote: "In my study
of revival and evangelism I have discovered that those
most mightily used of God always majored on five subjects.
These five subjects inevitably produced conviction. First,
sin and salvation, then heaven and hell, finally judgment.
You see, a great many messages must necessarily be given
on SIN for sin to be exposed if there is to be genuine
Smith states: "When I was converted in the year 1906
in the great Torrey-Alexander campaigns which was held in
Massey Hall, Toronto, I noticed, as I walked along the
streets or through the stores,
or rode in the street cars, thousands of little white
cards, one inch wide and six inches long. On both sides
these four words were printed in bright red type,
"Get Right With God."
made no difference
which way the card fell, the message was always there. As
a result, thousands
were convicted. So many tens of thousands of these little
white cards had been distributed that it was impossible to
get away from them. Everybody saw them. They were lying
about on every side and those four little words preached a
sermon that could never be forgotten."
remember hearing Oral
Roberts - while in his prime - speaking on the
sin of compromising the truth. In his anointed
message, the man who won ten million souls to God and
brought the healing power of God to our
generation, thundered out these words: "I hate
TO MEET THY GOD
was the same during the time of MICAH THE PROPHET. Micah
prophesied against the backsliding preachers, who had been
bought off and corrupted by worldly minded and sinful
people around them, which caused them to prophesy only
what the people wanted to hear. He declared, “But
truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord and of
judgment and might, to declare unto Jacob his
transgression and to Israel his sin”.
is very merciful and will forgive all who come to Him in
humility, desiring forgiveness and salvation (John 6:37;
3:16), but He also is a God of judgment and justice!
Bible says, “I the Lord
thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the
fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth
generation of them that hate Me; and showing mercy unto
thousands of them that love Me, and keep My
my friend, you reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7-8), and be
sure your sin will find you out (Jonah 1:7). And don’t
forget “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of
the living God” (Hebrews 10:31). SIN MUST BE PAID FOR
IF IT ISN’T REPENTED OF, and “The wages of sin is
death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus
Christ our Lord”. (Romans 6:23)
are living in a day when preachers have given in to
'political correctness' with their 'seeker
sensitive' philosophy, so that there is no longer
conviction of sin! It's easy to get swayed by great crowds
who applaud a "God loves you", with no
strings attached preaching, but the Bible says:
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new
creature: old things are passed away; behold all things
my crusades around the world, I have noticed how everyone
wants to say the sinner's prayer and be healed physically,
but many in reality do not desire to make Jesus their Lord
and forsake their idols and leave their pagan beliefs. If
a preacher, therefore, isn't clear on God's hatred
for sin and idolatry, he leaves them in a very precarious
WARNED PREACHERS THAT WE MUST PREPARE TO MEET GOD
Lord Jesus Christ emphasized: "Woe
unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye
compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is
made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than
(Matthew 23:15) He said:
"All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me: and
him that cometh to Me I will in wise cast out."
(John 6: 37). He also stated: "... but
except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."
(Luke 3: 13)
Paul warned: "And
that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake
out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we
believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let
us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us
put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in
the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering
and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put on the
Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh,
to fulfill the lusts thereof."
(Romans 13: 11-14)
we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ;
that everyone may receive the things done in his body,
according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Knowing therefore the terror (wrath) of God, we
(2 Corinthians 5:10-11)
great Apostle admonished: "I
charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus
Christ, Who shall judge the quick (living) and dead at His
appearing and His kingdom. Preach the WORD; be instant in
season , out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all
longsuffering and doctrine." (2 Timothy 4: 1-2)
may be able to fool your husband, wife, friends or even
the preacher, but you cannot fool God. He knows all about
you, and if you reject Him as your Saviour, He will be
your Judge on that day.
the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the Holy
Angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His
glory, and before Him shall be gathered all nations and He
shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd
divideth his sheep from the goats - and these shall go
away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into
life eternal”. (Matthew
to the words of invitation given by our blessed Lord and
Redeemer, Jesus Christ:
“Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest”.
NOT TURN A DEAF EAR TO THIS GREAT OFFER OF SALVATION AND
BLESSING, BUT BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST TODAY!
Him into your heart by faith, repent and turn away from
your sins, and you will receive the gift of Eternal Life.
DON’T DELAY, BUT CALL OUT TO THE LORD FOR MERCY TODAY!
God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but
have everlasting life.”
(John 3:16) Amen!
MESSAGE FROM INGVAR SOLBREKKEN
(Max’s Father) Written in
said, “But seek ye first
the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these
things shall be added unto you.”
Church’ is not enough! One should make every effort to
find a church where there are signs, wonders and miracles
- where God’s power is recognized.
else can you prove it is ‘the Church’? St. Paul stated
that God “has placed miracles” in the Church. (1
Corinthians 12:28) He commanded that we turn away from
those who have “a form of godliness and deny the power
of God”. (1 Timothy 3:5-7)
Jesus Christ will return for the same glorious Church
(Ephesians 5:27) which He had in New Testament times! Will
you, my friend, be a part of His glorious Church or a
cold, lukewarm or dead church? The Bible says, “Be
ye holy, for I am holy, saith the Lord”. (1
Peter 1:16) Amen.
JESUS CHRIST BORN?
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
of Nazareth, True God and True Man, was born to salvage a
lost world of sinning men, to destroy the works of the
devil and to build His Church. He came to this sin
curses world to introduce us all to His Heavenly Father,
to redeem mankind through His sacrificial death on the
Cross and His glorious resurrection from the dead.
He came to heal us and to fill us with His Blessed Holy
was in the world because Satan was in the world. 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)
devil had caused previous disruption and chaos. (Genesis
1:2; Ezekiel 28:-13-19); Isaiah 14:12-17)
of Satan's rebellion and hatred for God, he had cunningly
planned his strategy by tempting Eve, with the 'Tree of
Knowledge of Good and Evil' in the Garden of Eden.
(Genesis 3:1-6; Job 1:8-22; Job 2:1-8)
CALLED - "ADAM WHERE ART THOU?"
great transgression had been made by Adam and Eve.
Now, for the moment of truth..... How would Adam and Eve
feel? Would they now be.
CALLED: “ADAM WHERE ART THOU?”
great transgression had been made by Adam and Eve.
Now, for the moment of truth. How would Adam and Eve
feel? Would they now be wise as God, as Satan had
promised them? Was the rebellion and disobedience
towards God worth it? No - A thousand times NO.
and Eve's eyes were opened. But, what did they see?
Adam and Eve saw their own vulnerability, stupidity,
weaknesses, sin and nakedness. Fear stalked them and
filled their spirits. They had not felt fear before
sin entered their lives. They realized they were
naked, vulnerable and inadequate. Now, they
understood they must face the music, and meet God alone.
where was Satan? Where was the Evil One who had been
their wise counsellor such a short time before?
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 outcome of their sin. The inevitable outcome was
the separation, dis-fellowshipping of God and His special
DEVIL REJOICED OVER ADAM & EVE'S FEAR AND TERROR
satisfaction must have filled the devil's mind as he
observed Adam and Eve's plight, their complete confusion,
perplexity, fear and terror.
and 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?"
God called Adam that day, He is still calling you and me.
"John, where are you? Mary, where are
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"?
gave a typical answer from a typical sinner! He
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".
LIKES TO PASS THE BLAME TO SOMEONE ELSE
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."
similar to the Minister who enjoyed portraying women 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.
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.
tall lady shook his hand and she wasn't smiling. She
squeezed his hand until he said, "Lady, you are
hurting me". She looked him square in the eye
and asked, "Pastor, what is the telephone number of
the Garden of Eden"?
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.
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.
DEVIL IS TO BLAME
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."
agree with Eve. Satan 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
IS TO BLAME. Shout it loud and clear - the devil is
CALLED THE DEVIL A LIAR & MURDERER
called him a liar, deceiver, murderer 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)
- THE DEVIL IS TO BLAME FOR ALL SIN
said, "THE SEED OF THE WOMAN SHALL BRUISE THE
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)
is noteworthy that some scientists believe that at one
time serpents and snakes walked upright and didn't crawl
on their bellies as today.
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..."
DEFEATED THE DEVIL WITH HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS
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.
Jesus cried, "It is finished", He had defeated
Satan 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.
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
DID JESUS COME INTO THE WORLD?
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.
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
is one mediator between God and man, the man Christ
Jesus." (1 Timothy 2:5)
CAME THAT WE MIGHT HAVE LIFE
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)
DID ISAIAH PROPHESY?
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)
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
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)
IS ONLY ONE WAY - JESUS CHRIST IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH &
am the way, the truth and the life and no man cometh unto
the Father but by Me." (John 14:6); "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)
DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE?
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
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.
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
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.
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."
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."
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
SPOILED SATAN'S KINGDOM
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.
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
the time I need Him....He's always near.
lives....He lives...Christ Jesus lives today.
He walks with me and talks with me, along life's
lives...He lives....Salvation to impart....
You ask me how I know He lives....He lives...within my
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.
WORD of God declares: "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)
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
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
referring to Jesus, John the Baptist made the startling
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
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.
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
DAY IS THE SCRIPTURE FULFILLED
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
Spirit 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!
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,
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
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 this Scripture fulfilled in
your ears." (Luke
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
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."
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)
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 'Year 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
dear friend, Let me admonish you to receive him into your
heart and life as your Lord, Saviour, Redeemer, Healer,
Baptizer and King.
CAME TO SEEK & SAVE THE LOST
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
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.
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
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) Receive Him
today, as your Lord and Saviour! Amen.
I DO TO BE SAVED?
said, "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
my dear friend, God is still in the business of setting men and
women free from their sins, sorrows, heartbreaks, fears and
troubles. In this age of frustrations, nervous tensions and
mental collapses, Jesus Christ is still granting peace to the
troubled, joy to the discouraged, strength to the weary and
healing to the sick!
- YOU MUST ADMIT THAT YOU ARE A SINNER
Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of
God”. (Rom. 3:23) “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have
turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the
iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)
- YOU MUST BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD
MUST believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that Jesus died
on the cross, was buried and rose again from the dead.
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal
life. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that
believeth not is condemned already.” (John 3:15,18) “Verily,
verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on
Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (John 5:24)
MUST REPENT OF YOUR SINS
Bible says, “…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
perish.” (Lu.13:3) “Let the wicked forsake his way and the
unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord,
and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will
abundantly pardon”. (Isaiah 55:7)
- YOU MUST RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOUR
Bible says: “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)
I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open
the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he
with Me.” (Rev. 3:20) “He that hath the Son hath life: and he
that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 5:12)
- YOU MUST CONFESS JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD
Bible says: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord
Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man
believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is
made unto salvation”. (Romans 10:9-10)
shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man confess
before the angels of God: But he that denieth Me before men shall
be denied before the angels of God.” (Luke 12:8, 9)
DO I INVITE
JESUS CHRIST INTO MY LIFE?
to God, a prayer - from your heart.
Tell Him that you
are a sinner and that you need forgiveness. Tell him that
you believe Jesus Christ died for your sins. Tell him that
you are willing to change, to turn away from sin. Ask Jesus
Christ to come into your heart and life and be your personal
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 1:12)
if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are
passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2
you prayed and ask Jesus Christ into your heart - YOU HAVE NOW
RECEIVED THE GIFT OF SALVATION - YOU HAVE BECOME A CHILD OF GOD.
God Bless You.
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healing, healing, healings of Jesus Christ, healing miracles
18:18 - (kjv)
- "Verily I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on
earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done of
My Father which is in heaven.
(kjv) - "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree
on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done
of My Father which is in heaven.
- (kjv) - "For
where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in
the midst of them."
- (kjv) - "And
said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy
God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear
to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of
these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians:
for I AM the LORD that healeth thee."
- (kjv) - Wherefore
lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; ..And make
straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out
the the way; but let it rather be healed.
(kjv) - My
son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings... Le4t
them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine
heart...For they are life unto those that find them, and health to
all their flesh.
(kjv) - Who
forgiveth all thine iniquies; who healeth all thy diseases,
(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.
John 1:2 -
(kjv) - Beloved,
I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
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.
(kjv) - For
it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good
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?
HEALS A LEPER
- (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
O LORD my God, I cried
unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
Behold, I will bring it
health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the
abundance of peace and truth.
Peter 2:24 -
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.
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.
- (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.
- (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.
healed the woman with an Issue of Blood
(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.
(kjv) - But when Jesus knew it,
he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him,
and he healed them al.
(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.
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 them 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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