Forgiveness, Learn how to forgive. Why is forgiveness so important? Bible scriptures on forgiveness, Why we must forgive our enemies. God will not forgive us if we don't forgive others.. by Pastor Max Solbrekken

bible articles sermons bible articles sermons bible articles sermons bible articles sermons bible articles sermons bible articles sermons bible articles sermons bible articles sermonsbible articles sermons

audio sermons library Pastor Max Solbrekken

Healing

Salvation

Sermons

End Times

Prophecy

Prayer

background bible sermons
Max Solbrekken Bible sermons index
Max Solbrekken blog

donations, donations to work of God
personal letter from Pastor Max Solbrekken

bible articles
bible sermons messages
endtimes articles prophecy on end times
bible prophecy articles messages
salvation how to receive salvation Christ
Inspirational stories, poems, messages and inspirational thoughts
prayer requests and prayer sermons
Max Solbrekken World Missions
miracles and healings articles and testimonies
easter messages clipart crafts
christmas messages songs christmas carols lyrics
bible sermons messages

amazing true real life stories
addictions, help to beat addictions
the anti-christ, 666 the mark of the beast
baptism, how to receive baptism of Holy Spirit
divine healing, what is divine healing
depression, help and hope for depression
Jesus Christ, who is Jesus Christ, miracles of Christ

Holy Spirit, what is the Holy Spirit
forgiveness, importance of forgiveness
grace of God, what is the Grace of God

seek the Lord, how to seek the Lord
study the bible - bible study scriptures
believe and receive from Jesus Christ
whats news Max Solbrekken World Mission

bible sermons messages
bible sermons messages
bible sermons messages
bible sermons messages
bible sermons messages
bible sermons messages
bible sermons messages
            

       Other Topics
bible sermons articlesEternity
bible sermons articlesEvil & Sin
bible sermons articlesFears - Phobias
bible sermons articlesFaith & hope
bible sermons articlesHeaven
bible sermons articlesHell - Satan
bible sermons articlesIsrael
bible sermons articlesPolitics - Religion
bible sermons articlesRapture
bible sermons articlesResurrection
bible sermons articlesSecond Coming
bible sermons articlesScience & Bible
bible sermons articlesSuicide
bible sermons articlesTerrorism
bible sermons articlesWorship - Praise

Pastor Max Solbrekken preaching in Brazil Conference Crusade

Forgiveness, Learn how to forgive. Why is forgiveness so important? Bible scriptures on forgivenessArticles on forgiving, forgiveness, being forgiven
How to forgiveness, being forgiven, how to forgive, God's forgiveness 

Prevailing prayers, The importance of prayers, importance of prevailing prayers. Learn to pray, learn what prayer is and how prayer can change lives. Importance of prayer Bible scriptures, prayer articlesWhat is SIN?  How to be forgiven of your sins
Miracle healing -, Miracle healing testimonies. miracle healing Bible messages,  How to receive a miracle Searching for Inner Peace, Joy & Contentment
healing, how to receive healing, the Blood of Jesus Christ heals us, the 7 wounds of Christ heal us, set us free from sin, sickness, satan, healing Bible scripturesHow to Find True Happiness
Forgiveness, Learn how to forgive. Why is forgiveness so important? Bible scriptures on forgiveness
Forgiveness - Why We MUST Forgive
Same sex marriage laws. Is Canada becoming the new Sodom & Gomorrah? Homosexual marriage, what does the Bible say Is Canada becoming the new Sodom & Gomorrah?
Jesus Christ, historical evidence of the existance and proof of life and death of Christ
A Lesson in Humility - PRIDE COMETH BEFORE THE FALL

Read Pastor Max Solbrekken`s Blog page - click here

Visit our Affiliate Churches


Just Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible, but with GOD all things are possible.  (Matthew 19:26)  king james version

 

Forgiveness, Learn how to forgive. Why is forgiveness so important? Bible scriptures on forgiveness FORGIVENESS: 
Why We Must Forgive
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.   

Luke 23:34 - "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."

JESUS, hanging between two thieves upon a rugged cross, dying for the sins of the world, Jesus set the ultimate example.  He prayed for mercy for His enemies.  Jesus prayed for his enemies to be forgiven.

In their ignorance and spiritual blindness, they had crucified their own Messiah.  Stephen, the first Christian martyr, exhibited the same godly spirit.  In his agony and pain, he prayed, "Father, lay not this sin to their charge." (Acts 7:51)

TO ERR IS HUMAN AND TO FORGIVE IS DIVINE

There is an old saying, "To err is human and to forgive is divine".  The human family is born in SIN and has a natural inclination toward that which is immoral, illegal and sinful.  The easiest thing in the world, however, is to criticize, judge and malign one another.  That trait comes naturally to us humans, who are arrogant, selfish and proud.

WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES PEOPLE SO VENGEFUL & UNFORGIVING?

Assassination of character is also becoming commonplace in our society.  What a sin and shame!  Where do all these base, carnal and sensual thoughts and actions come from.  What makes mortal man so vengeful, deplorable, mean and so unable to offer forgiveness?

Often, the cause of an angry, hateful spirit is jealousy, envy and a sense of insecurity, rather than a vindication of truth.  Dragging a great person into the mud, undoubtedly makes gossipers and antagonists feel equal or even superior for the moment.

ENVY & JEALOUSY CAUSE A HATEFUL & UNFORGIVING SPIRIT

The Bible says, "For he (Pilate) knew that the chief priests had delivered Him for envy" and even though they "found no guilt in Him", yet they crucified Him "without a cause".  (Luke 23:13-16; Matthew 27:24; Acts 13:28)\

Forgiveness, Learn how to forgive. Why is forgiveness so important? Bible scriptures on forgivenessTHE BIBLE WARNS AGAINST ENVY & LUSTS OF THE FLESH

Joseph's brothers sold him into 'Egyptian slavery', because they were "moved with envy".  (Acts 7:9)  The Bible warns against the sin of envy, including it in a long list of sins ranging from homosexuality to murder. (Romans 1:29)

St. John warned about the devastating effects of the lusts of the flesh.  St. Paul spoke of devouring one another through fighting and back-biting. (Galatians 5:15)

And St. James, the pastor of the first Pentecostal Church in Jerusalem, asked: "From whence come wars and fightings among you?  Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?"  In his epistle, Jesus' half-brother, spoke of lust and hatred as underlying causes of war and strife.

CRITICISM IS OFTEN ADMIRATION IN REVERSE

Internationally known Evangelist T.L. Osborn stated: "Don't let criticism bother you.  Criticism is really admiration in reverse.  As a rule, your critics admire you, or they wouldn't talk about you."

Oh!  How difficult for all of us to receive criticism, but how easy to dish it out.  And for many, it is even harder to forgive and forget.  Bitterness, hatred and jealousy will destroy the one who harbors them.  Carrying a grudge can produce insomnia, nervous tension, ulcers and other illnesses.

Forgiveness, Learn how to forgive. Why is forgiveness so important? Bible scriptures on forgivenessA FORGIVING SPIRIT IS BEAUTIFUL & CHRIST LIKE

An unforgiving spirit is demanding, cold and uncaring, while a forgiving spirit is beautiful and Christ-like.

FORGIVENESS IS A GIFT FROM GOD

Anglican pastor Rev. Dale Lang of Taber, Alberta, whose son Jason was shot to death by a fellow student in his high school on April 28, 1999 stated: "Forgiveness is a gift from God."

Despite their terrible grief, the pastor and his wife, Diane, publicly forgave the youth accused of their son's murder and prayed with the other students.  He said: "Without God's love I couldn't have forgiven that young man who shot our son.  This is too painful a thing to do on your own.  With God in my heart He has made it possible.  I've been set free from bitterness and anger and un-forgiveness, and that is a wonderful gift."

POPE JOHN PAUL 2 OFFERED FORGIVENESS TO THE MAN WHO TRIED TO KILL HIM

Pope John Paul 2 was following in Jesus' footsteps when he visited Mehmet Ali Agea in his prison cell and prayed for the man who had tried to kill him.  He stated: "Peace and forgiveness go together as an inseparable pair.  One cannot remain a prisoner of the past....Individuals and people need a sort of healing of memories so that past evils will not come back again."

Dr. Oral Roberts, who had been the subject of harsh ridicule in the press, delivered a powerful sermon on forgiveness to 5,000 ministers at a conference, shortly after being vilified in the media.

St. John wrote, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)

The Bible says, "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.  Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputes not iniquity." (Psalms 32:1-2)  It's great to know that God has forgiven us, on the merits of Jesus' death, as our substitute.

The Bible says: "...And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous: And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world." (1 John 2:1,2)

The word 'propitiation' means 'appeasement'; that God is satisfied with Jesus' death on the cross!  His sacrificial, vicarious death for us satisfied the 'demands of divine justice', in the courts of Heaven.

Jesus taught His disciples to pray: "And forgive us, our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation.  For if we forgive men their trespasses (offences), your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

"But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses." (Matthew 6:12-15)

Forgiveness, Learn how to forgive. Why is forgiveness so important? Bible scriptures on forgivenessIF WE DO NOT FORGIVE OTHERS - GOD WILL NOT FORGIVE US

That is a sobering thought!  If I do not forgive those who have wronged me, God will not forgive me.  Refusing to forgive is there, an unpardonable sin.  God cannot forgive the sins of an individual, who refuses to forgive those who have wronged him or her.

BY GOD'S GRACE ALONE WE ARE FORGIVEN

It took God's grace, through Jesus Christ to forgive us, and it takes His grace for us to forgive one another, as well as to forgive ourselves when we have done wrong.

The Bible says, "Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye." (Colossians 3:12-13)

St. Paul warned, "Neither give place to the devil...Let him that stole steal no more....Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth..."

"Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and evil speaking, be put away from you with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." (Ephesians 4:27-32)

Why is forgiveness  important? Bible scriptures forgiveness, Why we must forgiveWHAT IS FORGIVENESS?  -  HOW CAN WE LEARN TO FORGIVE

In the Hebrew, the word forgiveness has a strong connection with the word 'kaphar' (atonement) meaning "to cover".  God instituted the sacrificial system which pointed to the cross where His Son, Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God would shed His blood to wash away the sins of all those who believe on Him.

The Bible says, "But 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 sin." (1 John 1:7)

In the Old Testament system, the blood of the sacrificial animal covered the sin, but through the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ on Golgotha, our sins are purged, cleansed and washed away.

REJOICE IN THE GOOD NEWS: "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 goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

"For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies 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!" (Hebrews 9:11-14)

Writing to believers, St. Paul admonished: "And above all things have fervent charity (gr. Agape, love) among yourselves: for charity (love) shall cover a multitude of sins." (1 Peter 4:8)

The SECOND meaning of the word forgiveness is conveyed by the Hebrew word 'nasa' which was used in the Old Testament to express the carrying away of Israel's sins.  It means to "lift up or away", by the scapegoat.

When God forgives unworthy sinners (us all), he lifts from us all the burdens, guilt and condemnation that those sins have created.

The THIRD meaning of forgiveness comes from the Hebrew word 'salach' which is "to send away, let go".  Again, this refers to God's grace in removing the sin from us.  It denotes a separation of the sin from the sinner.  The sin and its penalty - which is death - is separated from the believing penitent soul, and he is divorced from his carnal, evil and wicked state.

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

"Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot."

"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." (1 Peter 1:18, 19, 23)

"In Whom, we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace; And you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;" (Ephesians 1:7; 2:1)

The FOURTH meaning comes to us from the Greek language.  The word 'Apoluo' is "to loose away" and the FIFTH meaning comes from the Greek word 'charisomai' means "to be gracious to".

Jesus Christ has "loosed us away" and separated us from our sins, fear, torment and guilt, because God has been 'gracious' toward us.  Praise His Holy name for His mercy endures forever!  Amen.

The Bible states, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

"For when we were yet without strength, in due time Chris died for the ungodly.  For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good men some would even dare to die.  But God commends 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 wraths through Him."

"For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life." (Romans 5:6-10)

Jesus 'lifted off' from us the burden of guilt and shame and carried our sins far way.  He is our substitute and like the scapegoat, removed our sin and its penalty from us. (Leviticus 16:21, 22)

Only the blood of Jesus Christ, and the Word of God, has the power and ability to purge our conscience from guilt!  No amount of counseling or other form of therapy has that ability.

The Bible says: "There is therefore no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." (Romans 8:1)

Why is forgiveness  important? Bible scriptures forgiveness, Why we must forgiveTHE BASIS OF ALL FORGIVENESS

The basis of all forgiveness is God's unfathomable love!  Let this great truth resonate in your spirit.  It is because of God's great love, mercy and grace that I have received forgiveness and peace.

Unknowing people often say, "The Old Testament is void of love and compassion.  It is about the law and God's severity and judgment.  And the New Testament is about God's grace, mercy and love."

They seem to think that our Heavenly Father is severe and delights in punishing people, but Jesus Christ, God's Son is full of compassion and love.

JESUS SAID, "....He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father and how sayest thou then show us the Father?  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me?  The words that I speak unto you, I speak not of Myself: But the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works.  Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works sake." (John 14:9-11)

JESUS SAID: "The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do: but what things soever He does, these also, and show Him all things that Himself doeth, those also doeth the Son likewise."

"For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that Himself doeth...because I seek not Mine own will, but the will of Him Who hath sent Me." (John 5:19, 20, 30)

"I do nothing of Myself, but as My Father hath taught me, I speak these things.  And He that hath sent Me is with Me: the Father hath not left Me alone; for I do always those things that please Him." (John 6:28, 38, 39)

The Bible states: "God hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, Whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by Whom also He made the worlds; Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person..." (Hebrews 1:1-3)

Why is forgiveness  important? Bible scriptures forgiveness, Why we must forgiveThe OLD TESTAMENT PROVES GOD'S MERCY & FORGIVENESS

A study of the Old Testament proves God's love and mercy was also evident there.  It is true that "the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." (John 1:17)  It is also true that Jesus would not have come to this 'sin cursed world' with the message of grace and truth, if it was not the Father's will.

1.  ADAM AND EVE - God gave them a free will to choose whom they would serve.  He strongly warned them about the 'Sin of Disobedience'.

After 'The Fall', He drove them out of the Garden so that they would not be doomed to live in their sin forever by eating of the tree of life.  Immediately, God came to their rescue by killing an innocent animal, to atone for (cover) their sins! (Genesis 2:16, 17; Genesis 3:21)

2.  PROTECTING CAIN - After Cain killed Abel, and was banished from that place, he complained that someone finding him would seek to kill him.  The Lord therefore put a mark upon him, so that no one would harm him! (Genesis 4:13-15)

3.  GOD SENT THE FLOOD - Why was the flood, that destroyed about 8 million souls necessary?  The people had become corrupted to the point, where the bloodline of the promised Messiah was iin danger of being compromised.

On planet earth, there were only 8 souls - Noah and his family - who were not corrupted by the sin and unrighteousness that had swept across the earth.

By sending the flood, God in His mercy guaranteed the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ, through the miracle of the incarnation (God in human flesh), begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of Mary, the virgin.

Satan's plan was to totally pollute the human race, so that no one would be able to bear the Christ Child, but God saved righteous Noah and his family by sending the flood of judgment upon the earth.

The Bible states: "But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord." (Genesis 6:8)

4.  GOD GAVE HIS ONLY SON - Jesus became the burden bearer for the sins of the world!  God the Father laid upon His Son the sins, pains, sicknesses, diseases and fears, guilt and torment that Satan - through man's disobedience - had brought upon the human famiily.

How could anyone call our Heavenly Father uncaring, when you consider the great sacrifice He made in giving His One and Only Son to this world, to suffer, bleed and to die for our wins on the 'cursed cross'?

THE BIBLE SAYS: "Surely He hath borne our sicknesses (heb. makob), and carried our pains (heb. nasa): yet we did esteem His 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 everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid upon Him the iniquity of us all." (Isaiah 53:4-6)

The Word of God declares: "For God so loved the world that He have His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

"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)

5.  DAVID'S GREAT SIN FORGIVEN - Although David sinned grievously, he was obedient and willing to repent of the sins of adultery and murder.  By God's grace he was forgiven and restored.

Even though David was a mighty man of God, he fell into sin repeatedly.  David's heart was pliable and sincere however, and he sought mercy in repentance and continued to go on with God.

At one point, God sent  a prophet to confront him.  Judgment was swift.  David's son by Bathsheba took ill and died, and as the prophet declared, "the sword did not depart from his house." (2 Samuel 12: 9, 10)

He repented, however, and God forgave and restored him fully.  Here is the prayer he cried out to the Lord: "Have mercy upon me, O God...blot out my transgressions.  Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.  Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow...Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities."

"Create in me a clean heart, O God: and renew a right spirit within me.  Cast me not away from Thy presence: and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.  Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation: and uphold me with Thy free Spirit." (Psalms 51:7-12)

OH, THE GRACE OF GOD!  To me, this is one of the most remarkable accounts of God's GRACE in the Old Testament.  David had committed adultery, impregnating Bathsheba.  In trying to cover his sin, he had her husband Uriah killed.  Yet, God's Holy Spirit had not departed from David.  He cried out: "Cast me not away from Thy presence: and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me."

David was desperate.  He knew that he was close to stepping over the line of God's grace.  It was his last wake-up call to repent and he did.  God forgave him and restored him!  PRAISE THE LORD!

6.  SAMSON GOT A SECOND CHANCE - Samson broke his covenant with God when he divulged the secret of his great power to Delilah, the enemy of his people.  When the Spirit of God departed from this great champion, who had ruled Israel for 20 years, he lost his power and was taken into captivity.

The Philistines put out his eyes and turned him into a spectacle of derision and a visible sign of their triumph over Israel and the living God, whom they served!  He was made to grind at the mill, like an ox, while people came to view his humiliation and to praise their god, Dagon.

In those painful, desperate and shameful hours, he began to call upon God afresh and the Lord heard his cry and gave him another chance.  Here is the account right out of the Holy Bible:

"But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.  Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven." (Judges 16:21-22)

On a given day the Philistines were planning to sacrifice to their god Dagon for their victory in capturing their greatest enemy.  Samson was brought to make sport for them.  "And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand, Suffer me that I might feel the pillars whereupon the house stands, that I may lean upon them."

"Now the house was full of men and women; and all the lords of the Philistines were there; and there were upon the roof about three thousand men and women that beheld Samson make sport; And Samson called unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray Thee, and strengthen me, I pray Thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes." 

"And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left.  And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines.  And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein.  So the dead which he slew at this death were more than they which he slew in his life." (Judges 16:27-30)

7.  ISRAEL SINNED & GOD WANTED TO DESTROY THEM - Moses had just come down from Mount Sinai with the two tables of stone on which God had written with His own finger, the Ten Commandments.

What was going on in the camp was horrible.  During Moses' forty day absence, the children of Israel had abandoned the Lord and His laws.  They had already broken the first commandment and made themselves a god in the form of a calf of gold.

The Bible says: "And the Lord said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which Thou brought out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: Now therefore let Me alone, that My wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.'

"And Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, why doth Thy wrath wax hot against Thy people, which Thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?"

"Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did He bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth?  Turn from Thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against Thy people."

"Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Thy servants, to whom Thou swore by Thine own Self, and said unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit forever."

"And the Lord repented (changed His mind) of the evil which He thought to do unto His people." (Exodus 32:9-14)

Why is forgiveness  important? Bible scriptures forgiveness, Why we must forgiveJESUS CHRIST IS THE LAMB OF GOD

Seven hundred years before Jesus came to this earth to die for our sins, Isaiah foretold His virgin birth, sufferings and death on the cross, as well as His resurrection from the dead and Everlasting Kingdom! (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; 53:4-11)

When John the Baptist saw Jesus, he stated: "Behold the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world." (John 1:29)  And St. Peter said: "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold...But with the precious BLOOD of Christ, as a Lamb without blemish and without spot." (1 Peter 1:18, 19)

The Bible says: "For He hath made Him to be sin for us.  Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God Him." (2 Corinthians 5:21); "For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, but for your sakes He became poor: that ye through His poverty might be rich."  (2 Corinthians 8:9); "Who His own Self Himself bear our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sin, should live unto righteousness: by Whose stripes ye were healed." (1 Peter 2:24)

Dear Friend, please allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you.  May you open your heart and life to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour today!  You will not be sorry you did.  He loves you so much and waits for your call.  He will save you for time and eternity.  May God richly bless you, heal you and fill you with the marvelous Holy Spirit.  Amen.


eternity, we must live with eternity in mind, what happens when we die, where will we spend eternity We must live with
  ETERNITY IN MIND
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.   

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given....of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end...with justice from henceforth even for ever." (Isaiah 9:6) 

What does Eternal life mean?

In Christianity, the term eternal life traditionally refers to continued life after death, as outlined in Christian eschatology.

WE MUST LIVE WITH ETERNITY ON OUR MIND

Matthew 7:13  - (kjv) - Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, that leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

God is eternal and infinite.  He does not think with a finite mind as we do!  His thoughts and actions reflect His omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence and eternalness!

God's plans and purposes for this universe and all of us, were formulated in His mind before He created the foundations of  the world.  Eternity in heaven or hell has already been determined.

God cannot make a mistake, lie or be wrong in His intentions of deeds, for God is totally righteous, all knowing and all wise.

eternity, we must live with eternity in mind, what happens when we die, where will we spend eternityEVERYTHING GOD DOES IS FOR ETERNITY   

God knows the future and sees the pitfalls and snares that await our stumbling feet.  And God helps us, protects us from the devil, protects us from the world and from ourselves.

WHY ARE WE SO IMPORTANT TO GOD?  Firstly, we were made in God's image.  Secondly, Jesus personally died for our sins and finally, through the new birth, we are a part of Him - his body.

What does the word eternity mean?  Eternity means forever and ever, without end.  The words, "there shall be no end" and "forever", show the eternal purposes of God in the birth of Christ.  THE INCARNATION WAS SERIOUS STUFF. Eternity is serious stuff.

The moment, of God the Son - wrapping Himself in human flesh - coming down to earth to save us.  All this was deliberately and perfectly timed and executed.

"But when the fullness of time was come, God sent His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons." (Galatians  4:4-5)

Jesus coming to earth to die for our sins wasn't an after thought or a fill-in.  The decision to send King Messiah to this earth, was communicated to Satan - the adversary - immediately after Adam and Eve's tragic fall.

"And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head and thou shall bruise His heel." (Genesis  3:15)

Here, God promises a "virgin born" savior (her seed), Who would conquer Satan through His substitutionary death.  In the process, the Savior would suffer a minor wound (bruise His heel), and Satan would be totally defeated (bruise his head).

JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS - With Eternity in Mind

Although Jesus suffered more than any man, was wounded and marred for our total salvation, it was minor because He laid down His life of His own free will. (John 10:15-18)

eternity, we must live with eternity in mind, what happens when we die, where will we spend eternitySATAN HAD NO POWER OVER JESUS

Satan could not take it from Him!  And Jesus arose again on the third day, destroying Satan and his power over us.

"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;" (Hebrews 2:14)

FROM THE INCARNATION TO THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST, AND THROUGHOUT THE 'GOSPEL AGE', GOD HAS CONTINUED THE EXECUTION OF HIS ETERNAL WILL, THROUGH HIS CHURCH, THE CALLED-OUT-ONES)

This is why it is so important that we live with "eternity in mind".  All our plans and goals should reflect this mind set, in our relationships to God, the Church - His body - and the world!  We must think of the future, of eternity and prepare ourselves for eternity, and eternal life with Jesus Christ.

Let us study the Word of God, pray, witness and give joyfully, to help build His eternal Kingdom.

Jesus said, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.  Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again." (John 3:3,7)

The Bible makes it clear that, "He who hath the Son hath everlasting life: and he who believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." (John 3:36)

That means that all those who do not personally know Jesus Christ, must receive Him as Savior and Lord in order to be saved and to be in Heaven with Christ for eternity.

THERE IS A  REAL HEAVEN & A REAL HELL

St. John emphasized:  "If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which He hath testified of His Son.  He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself:  he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave His Son.  

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His son.  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God, hath not life.  These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe in the name of the Son of God." (I John 5:9-13)

HERE IS THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH - All who reject Jesus Christ and refuse to receive Him as Lord & Savior are calling Almighty God a LIAR, "because he believeth not the record that God gave of His Son." (verse 10)

Do you think for one moment that anyone will escape the judgment of God when they reject Jesus Christ - His gift to the world - and call Him a liar?

That's serious stuff, since He is the judge of the entire world!  How do you think an earthly judge would react if someone in his courtroom called him "a liar"?  He would immediately be guilty of 'contempt of court' of worse.

St. Paul puts it all in perspective when he says, "For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him." (Hebrews 2:2-3)

eternity, we must live with eternity in mind, what happens when we die, where will we spend eternityETERNITY IS REAL - ETERNITY IS FOREVEREternity articles on eternity and eternal life, where will you spend eternity, Bible scriptures eternity eternal life, articles by Max Solbrekken With Eternity in Mind

In the Apocalypse, St. John warns:  "And the DEVIL that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the BEAST and the FALSE PROPHET are, and SHALL BE TORMENTED DAY AND NIGHT FOR EVER AND EVER.  And 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 the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man 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." (Rev. 20:10-15)

HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS!  Jesus invites, "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matt. 11:28)

"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)

MAY THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE LOVE OF GOD THE FATHER AND THE FELLOWSHIP AND COMMUNION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BE WITH US ALL, BOTH NOW AND FOREVERMORE.


- Powerful AUDIO Bible sermons/messages by: Pastor Max Solbrekken
- click on message to listen -

Healing & Miracles

Faith & Hope

The Laws of God on Divine Healing, Audio sermons - listen to The Laws of of God of Divine healing The Laws of GOD & Divine Healing

Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons online, The laws of God on divine healing, Christ's Victory and Satan's Defeat, Faith cometh by Hearing, What is a Christian, The Revolutionary Power of PrayerFAITH Cometh by Hearing

Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons online, The laws of God on divine healing, Christ's Victory and Satan's Defeat, Faith cometh by Hearing, What is a Christian, The Revolutionary Power of PrayerMiracles of God & How to Receive a Miracle

Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons online, The laws of God on divine healing, Christ`s Victory and Satans Defeat, Faith cometh by Hearing, What is a Christian, The Revolutionary Power of PrayerWhat is a Christian?

  Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons onlineGood News for Modern Man

Heaven & Hell

 

The Place called Heaven, listen to Audio sermon The Place called Heaven, Pastor Max SolbrekkenThe Place Called Heaven

STUDY - Book of Ephesians

The Place called Hell, Powerful audio sermon The Place called Hell by Pastor Max SolbrekkenThe Place Called Hell

Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons onlineWealth, Walk & the Warfare of Christians - Part 1

 

Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons online, The laws of God on divine healing, Christ's Victory and Satan's Defeat, Faith cometh by Hearing, What is a Christian, The Revolutionary Power of PrayerWealth, Walk & the Warfare of Christians - Part 2

The Blood of Jesus Christ

Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons onlineWealth, Walk & the Warfare of Christians - Part 3

Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons onlineJESUS - The Word was Made Flesh

Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons online, The laws of God on divine healing, Christ`s Victory and Satans Defeat, Faith cometh by Hearing, What is a Christian, The Revolutionary Power of PrayerWealth, Walk & the Warfare of Christians - Part 4

 Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons onlineThe Blood of the Everlasting Covenant

 
healing, how to receive healing, the Blood of Jesus Christ heals us, the 7 wounds of Christ heal us, set us free from sin, sickness, satan, healing Bible scripturesThe Seven Wounds of Jesus Christ

Power over Satan

Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons onlineChrist's Victory & Satan's Defeat

Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons onlineIt is WRITTEN - How to stop the Devil

Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons onlineThe Incomparable Name of Jesus Christ Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons online, The laws of God on divine healing, Christ's Victory and Satan's Defeat, Faith cometh by Hearing, What is a Christian, The Revolutionary Power of PrayerThe GOD of Peace is a Man of War
 

Revival & Discipleship

Fasting & Prayer

Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons onlineThe Sign Posts to Revival

Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons onlineFasting & Prayer

Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons onlineThe Sleeping Church

Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons online, The laws of God on divine healing, Christ`s Victory and Satans Defeat, Faith cometh by Hearing, What is a Christian, The Revolutionary Power of PrayerThe Revolutionary Power of Prayer

Audio Bible sermons online by Pastor Max Solbrekken. Listen to powerful sermons online, The laws of God on divine healing, Christ's Victory and Satan's Defeat, Faith cometh by Hearing, What is a Christian, The Revolutionary Power of PrayerGod uses "Men in the Middle

 



WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST 
INTO YOUR HEART TODAY?

Pray this prayer now to receive Jesus Christ into your heart

"Dear Heavenly Father,

I ask for Thy great mercy and grace.  I acknowledge my sinfulness and confess that I cannot save myself.  I believe the GOOD NEWS that Jesus paid the penalty for m sins, through His vicarious death on the cross."

"I believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead according to the Scriptures and He has the power and authority to forgive my sins and save my soul.  I repent of my sins and am willing to forsake them with the help of the Holy Spirit."

"I now renounce the devil and all his works and all his ways and I now receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, my Master and my God.  Come into my heart and save me now, for Christ's' sake.  Thank you Lord, for saving my soul.  In Jesus precious' name, I pray."  Amen.



BIBLE SCRIPTURES
 on forgiveness, forgiving, being forgiven, to fogive  
(King James Version)

Bible scriptures on the devil, evil, satan, power over satan, how to conquer the devil1 John 1:9 - (kjv) - "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)

Bible scriptures on the devil, evil, satan, power over satan, how to conquer the devilLuke 23:34  - (kjv) - "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." 

Bible scriptures on the devil, evil, satan, power over satan, how to conquer the devilPsalms 32:1-2  - (kjv) - “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputes not iniquity”.

Bible scriptures on the devil, evil, satan, power over satan, how to conquer the devil1 John 2:1,2  - (kjv) - "...And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous: And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world."

Bible scriptures on the devil, evil, satan, power over satan, how to conquer the devilMatthew 6:12-15  - (kjv) - "And forgive us, our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation.  For if we forgive men their trespasses (offences), your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

"But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses." (Matthew 6:12-15)

Bible scriptures on the devil, evil, satan, power over satan, how to conquer the devilColossians 3:12-13 - (kjv) - "Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye."

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 healing1 John 1:7 - (kjv) - "But 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 sin."

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?


CONTACT INFORMATION
For further spiritual counsel, prayer or gospel literature, please contact us!
www.mswm.org     www.maxsolbrekken.com    max@maxsolbrekken.com

Divine miracle healing, divine healing,healing sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healing, miracle testimoniesMax Solbrekken World Mission,  P.O. Box 44220, RPO Garside, Edmonton, AB  T5V 1N6   (780) 460-8444
Divine miracle healing, divine healing,healing sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healing, miracle testimoniesChrist the Healer Gospel Church, 136 Ave FS, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Divine miracle healing, divine healing,healing sermons on audio, divine healing scriptures verses healing, miracle testimoniesThe House of Prayer, New Sarepta, Alberta  (780) 941-2372

 

                                Max Solbrekken World Mission through the Bank - Account #101 36 30 - Branch 05259 SWIFT CODE ROYCCAT2

articles
bible articles

© COPYRIGHT 2001 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED  Max Solbrekken World Missionhealing articles, healing scriptures, healing Bible verses, healing sermonshome   healing articles, healing scriptures, healing Bible verses, healing sermons index   healing articles, healing scriptures, healing Bible verses, healing sermons healing   healing articles, healing scriptures, healing Bible verses, healing sermons healing   healing articles, healing scriptures, healing Bible verses, healing sermons missions   healing articles, healing scriptures, healing Bible verses, healing sermons faith

bible sermons

articles
bible articles                                                  Sins, Sins & Moral Values, The wages of sin, Sins, how to be forgiven of sinshome   healing articles, healing scriptures, healing Bible verses, healing sermonsindex   healing articles, healing scriptures, healing Bible verses, healing sermonshealing   healing articles, healing scriptures, healing Bible verses, healing sermonsmissions   healing articles, healing scriptures, healing Bible verses, healing sermonsarticle     healing articles, healing scriptures, healing Bible verses, healing sermonsbible study   healing articles, healing scriptures, healing Bible verses, healing sermons faith   healing articles, healing scriptures, healing Bible verses, healing sermonsinspiration   healing articles, healing scriptures, healing Bible verses, healing sermons prophecy   healing articles, healing scriptures, healing Bible verses, healing sermons end times  healing articles, healing scriptures, healing Bible verses, healing sermons miracles 

page counter