by: Pastor Max Solbrekken,
THE LAST DAYS PERILOUS TIMES SHALL COME
21:25-26 - "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the
moon, and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations
with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring. Men's hearts
failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which
are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be
POWERS OF HEAVEN SHALL BE SHAKEN
& the tsunami killed hundreds of thousands in a few minutes
astounding destructive power caused by the December 26, 2004
mega 9.0 magnitude
earthquake that triggered 12-15 meter high Tsunami waves, left
more than 160,000 dead and hundreds of thousands homeless in Asia
and East Africa.
SEA AND THE WAVES ROARING
can forget seeing the tragic images of the ferocious tsunamis -
the mighty tsunamis that came in four waves - sweep away nearly
everything in its path, and swallowing up defenseless and
desperate men, women and children as they were fleeing for their
lives! And very recently, another tragic earthquake in Indonesia
with a magnitude of more than 6 on the Richter Scale, leaving more
than 100 dead.
BIBLE PROPHECY BY JESUS WAS "THE SEA AND WAVES ROARING"
prophesied that one of the signs of His soon return would be "the
sea and the waves roaring"
and let me tell you, that is exactly what happened in the tsunami.
The sea and the waves were roaring indeed, and NO AMOUNT OF
technology, money or any power on earth COULD STOP IT.
BIBLE PROPHECY BY JESUS WAS "MEN'S HEARTS WOULD FAIL
THEM FOR FEAR"
Bible Prophecy by Jesus in Luke 21:25-26 was "men's hearts
would fail them for fear". Fear is gripping the
world. It seems all things are out of control and we are
powerless to fix things. People are anxious, worried and
stressed out today, not knowing what the future holds for them.
And no one can dispute that.
disease is the leading cause of death
presently, followed by cancer and then diabetes, and yes,
"men's hearts are failing them for fear" as another and
yet another catastrophe occurs.
DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
know that these kinds of events have happened before and will
continue until our blessed Lord will return, as Jesus prophesied
nearly 2,000 years ago. People
do not have any solutions to the conflicts we are facing and no
one knows what the future holds.
SHAKE AND THUNDER ROLLS
years ago, I did a study on earthquakes which indicated an
increase in their numbers and intensity. The 1974
World Almanac stated: "There
have been more earthquakes in this century than in all recorded
May 26, 2005 News Report from Los Angeles carried the headline:
'Massive Quake in L.A.'s Future'. It stated: "Newly developed
computer models suggest that a magnitude 7.5 earthquake on the
Puente Hills fault, which runs under downtown Los Angeles, could
be the most damaging quake to occur in the United States,
researchers said Wednesday."
a quake might not occur for 3000 years, but when it does, it could
cause as much as a quarter of a trillion dollars in damage, kill
as many as 18,000 people and injure 268,000. as many as 735,000
homes could be damaged severely enough for their residents to
require other shelter, according to the computer's analysis."
recent killer earthquake that triggered the tsunami was the
world's most powerful earthquake in 40 years. It originated on the
ocean floor 100 miles west of Sumatra
, sending the
killer waves toward shore at speeds of up to 500 mph. read
Earthquakes - The Superquake.
ARE LIVING IN THE MOST DANGEROUS TIME IN HISTORY - DISTRESS
OF NATIONS, WITH PERPLEXITY
our Lord said: "And
upon earth, distress of nations, with perplexity."
The word 'perplexity'
really means 'no
way out.' We are presently living in one of the most
dangerous times since the beginning of human society.
have always been wars and
conflicts down through
the centuries, but today there is the grave possibility that
fanatical agents of
or other Islamic
suicide bombers, could get access to atomic
weapons, dirty bombs or canisters
of deadly small pox, spreading panic and wiping out millions
of people in a few concerted and well-planned attacks.
ABOUT THE SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS?
airplane pilots, will tell you that they have seen many
unexplained things in the sky while flying their aircrafts! Col.
Bill Riddell of the US Air Force was a guest several times on
our Night Watch Radio program in the 1980s. He spent fifteen years
with the Canadian and US Military. For five years, he investigated
hundreds of reports of UFO sightings. His assignment was to find
answers to these two questions: Do flying saucers exist? Are
they a threat to National Security?
ARE HIS FINDINGS: UFOs
do exist, but they do not pose a threat to National security!
How did he reach that conclusion? In his research, UFOs would
suddenly appear on his radar screen. When he tried to track them,
they disappeared! They came out of no-where and then disappeared
into thin air! In other words, they did not come from anywhere.
They simply appeared and then conveniently disappeared.
were employed to make contact with the UFOs.
After hundreds of conversations with them through clairvoyants, he
discovered two things: First,
the answers to his
questions were at times clever and technically far above the medium's
knowledge. At other
times the answers were so ignorant that he knew someone was
getting his jollies out of the interview. Second,
on numerous occasions they
agreed to meet face to face with the Colonial, but never kept
their word. He concluded that they were all liars.
the final analysis he understood that they were spiritual entities
- demon spirits - appearing out of no-where, and then
were highly intelligent beings, yet acting stupid at his expense
and they were liars.
Colonial Bill Riddell realized that he had been dealing with
lying demon spirits, emissaries of the devil, he called upon God
for protection, forgiveness and salvation. The devil
literally drove the investigator into the arms of Jesus!
All glory and praise to god for his great mercy.
HAVE EXPERIENCED VISITS
and Asaph Roth had experienced the supernatural power of God for
many years. They had been married for 63 years, when her husband
passed away on Agnes' birthday in the Salem
Nursing Home, Leduc
Friday December 7, 2001.
The nurses related that Asaph had experienced something very
wonderful on the Tuesday before his death. Very excitedly, he had
see the angels and they are so beautiful."
couple days before his death, two angels appeared in Agnes'
bedroom at home. They were both kneeling. One looked at her and
then the other one turned and looked at her as well. Then, they
were gone. Immediately, she thought: "One
of us is going to die." Two days later, they came to
carry her husband Asaph home to Jesus! Praise the Lord.
SUPERNATURAL LIGHT APPEARS
the early 1970s, Agnes
Roth and her daughter Jeane
had just arrived at home one evening. They lived on a farm six
miles from Kavanah
was dark and they were walking from the shed to the house, when
suddenly a light came from the north and encircled them like a
search light, lighting up the yard. They stood and observed this
strange event for about fifteen seconds and then it sped away and
the darkness returned.
another occasion, also in the early 1970s three of there family
were driving from the farm. As they came over a hill, they saw
something like a split in the sky with fire rolling, boiling over
and over! They thought someone's house or barn was on fire.
IN THE SUN, AND IN THE MOON: Many
people saw this phenomenon
February 1966, Agnes and Asaph Roth were returning home after
attending the funeral of Elsie
Schmidt who had been killed in an automobile accident just a
half mile from their farm. Asaph's
and his wife Hilda
were with them in the car. It was about PM when
they stopped in Kavanah to buy some gasoline. Getting out of the
automobile, Asaph looked toward the sky and said: "What's
happening with the moon"?
their very eyes, the moon turned reddish-orange. Its shape looked
like a bomb. It changed again into a mushroom cloud, then into the
form of a coffin lying on its side.
Then, it turned back to a mushroom cloud! Three truck
drivers and the owner of the garage had just come out of the
service station and everyone stood speechless looking at the moon!
They exclaimed: "What
is going on? What's going to happen now?"
spoke up: "Haven't you read what the Bible says". "O
ye hypocrites, Ye can discern the face of the sky: but can ye not
discern the signs of the times?" Agnes then said,
"You must repent of your sins and give your heart to
Jesus." They didn't say another word, but just kept
looking at the strange sight.
a while the Roth's headed home and while they were driving, the
mushroom cloud slowly began to spread across the sky and the moon
came back to its normal shape and color.
they received confirmation from three other people who had seen it
in different parts of Canada. They did not know what the mushroom
cloud represented until a couple months later, when they saw a
picture in the Edmonton
Journal of an atomic explosion.
SENDS WARNINGS AND SIGNS
SOLAR FLARES OVER THORSBY
Dedio of Thorsby, Alberta photographed
an awesome sight at midnight March
29, 2001. He lives on a farm 3 miles south of town and
witnessed the phenomenal sights together with several others from
11:30 pm until 4:00 AM
wife said to husband: "Look,
there must be a huge fire somewhere!" While
they watched, the sky turned red and there were 80
straight lines evenly spaced, going from south to north. A
man who had seen the strange sight, discussing the event later at
the Barber Shop, trembled with fear and said: "THE
GOOD LORD IS COMING!"
Dedio writes: "On the
News, Clare Martin told her viewers to look at the sky about 11:00
PM because solar flares from the sun would hit the earth."
went outside at11:30
sure enough the south-half of the sky had red spots moving around
very slowly. With the solar flares, 40 or so laser light-lines
were in place too. The center from which the lines appeared was
over the USA
border, somewhat southwest."
watched this until midnight, went
in the house to warm up as it was minus-10C. At 12:05, 40
more laser lines started to move northwards over Canada
took about eight minutes for the lines to cover all the sky on the
north side of Canada, lighting up the entire sky like an
light lines were equal distance apart and DID NOT move once they
were in place for over 4 hours. In Luke 21:25 it mentions
the 'ocean waves roaring' against the shore and 'signs in the
sky'. It also says that Christ will appear after these signs
occur. Let us stand straight and be ready for the Lord's
return in very close.
have talked to many people during the past year, and have found
about 10 people who saw this sign. These pictures are almost 100%
accurate of the midnight sky,
March 29-30. Here are a few people who I know saw it: Mr.
& Mrs. Erhart Jeske, Mr. & Mrs. Mike Kostyk, Mr. &
Mrs. Lawrance Rumak and Mr.
& Mrs. Gerry Buchard.
I think that people should know we are truly living in the
in Christ, Mike Dedio, RR2, Thorsby
AB T0C 2P0 (780-789-2460)
VISITS RED SUCKER LAKE
Harper was 'hanging out the wash'
on a summer day in 1977.
A loud overhead noise caused her to scan the sky for a
jet-plane! What she saw startled her.
Directly above her was a whirlwind heading straight down.
As Kathryn started running toward the house, an angel of
God stood before her! He
was shining and transparent.
And he appeared to be surrounded by clouds.
heavenly messenger addressed Kathryn Harper thusly: "Jesus
is coming soon. Tell everyone to repent of their sins.
Those who are left behind will suffer terribly. They will
suddenly as he had appeared, God's angel ascended in a whirlwind
of light! And Kathryn
Harper fell to the ground, overcome by the mighty power of God!
How long she was on the ground is unsure, but when her daughter Eileen
dropped in to visit, she was lying face - down, unable to get up.
thought her mother had fainted, but observed her lips moving in
prayer. When Eileen
happened? Are you
her mother whispered, "I
have seen an angel."
neighbour assisted Eileen into the house, dragging her
inside and placing her on a bed!
After her husband, Pastor
Alan B. Harper and others prayed for her, Eileen was able to
share what she had seen and heard.
burden to fast and pray
came upon Kathryn, which she did for three days. Word spread and
people came from far and wide to hear her amazing testimony! And a
revival of God's grace
swept across the area! Let us examine the Angel's message.
TIMES SIGNS THAT JESUS IS COMING SOON
is entirely in keeping with the Bible!
Jesus promised: "And
if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and
receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be
also." (John 14:3). At the time of His ascension, two
angels prophesied that Jesus would return: "...This
same Jesus, which is taken up from you into Heaven shall so come
in like manner as ye have seen Him go into Heaven."
Bible says: "Repent
ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,
when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the
He shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto
you." (Acts 3:19-21)
St. Paul wrote: "For
the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the
voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
we which are alive and remain shall be caught up (harpazo,
gr.-snatched up) together with them in the air: and so shall we
ever be with the Lord."
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
EVERYONE THEY MUST REPENT OR PERISH
is repent you may wonder? How can I repent? To repent
means to change, turn around and walk a different path. The word 'sin'
miss the mark",
disobey, rebel and violate God's laws.
you will all likewise perish." (Luke 13:3). The Bible
says, "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). Repentance means
sorrow for sin"
and a turning from evil.
LEFT BEHIND WILL SUFFER TERRIBLY. THEY WILL ALL PERISH
refers to the 'great
tribulation', which will occur after Jesus has returned to rapture
Bible says: 'For
then shall be great
tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the
world to this time, no, nor ever shall be?. (Matthew 24:21)
"And in those days shall men seek death, and not find
it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from him."
the great tribulation, men like Dr.
Jack Kevorkian (euthanasia
and suicide advocates) will be powerless to practice their
craft! Jesus warned of the dreadful time that will take place when
the Antichrist will rule with a vengeance, and God will send His
plagues upon the earth.
I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and lo, the sun became
black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood:
And the stars fell from Heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig
tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty
the heaven departed a scroll when it is rolled together, and every
mountain and island is moved out of their places. And the
kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the
chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every
free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the
said to the mountains and the rocks, fall on us, and hide us from
the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of
the Lamb: For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be
able to stand." (Revelation
SENDS WARNINGS AND SIGNS SO THAT WE CAN PREPARE - ARE YOU READY TO
we not neglect Jesus' warning, as well as the 'angel of God', who
visited a little First Nation's village in the backwoods of
northern Manitoba more than 25 years ago.
of God are sent to minister to those who are heirs of eternal
life. They are often deployed by God to bring a warning of
coming judgment upon a corrupted and perverse society! Amen.
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- Pastor Max Solbrekken
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
to fight the Devil
to conquer the devil
to have power over the devil, demons & evil spirits
Peter 5:8 "Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may
DEVIL IS REAL, HE IS YOUR ENEMY. THE DEVIL WANT TO DESTROY
through DEATH He might DESTROY him that had the power of death,
that is the DEVIL: And DELIVER them who through fear of death
were all their lifetime subject to
bondage." (Hebrews 2:14-15)
50 years, I have had the privilege of counseling people
who have written, telephoned or approached me privately
regarding family and personal problems or other crisis, in
which they were deeply involved.
often call, muttering on the other end of line, "Why
did I do it? What makes me drink? I've got to pull myself
together. I'm losing my mind."
often end up by saying, "I hadn't planned to do it,
Pastor. What went wrong"? Or they might
say, "The devil made me do it, the devil made me do
few years ago a Hollywood comedian got a lot of laughs out
of his supposedly funny quip, "The Devil Made Me Do
It." That doesn't seem funny anymore, after the
movies that have stirred millions, like Rosemary's Baby,
The Exorcist and The Omen.
Son of Sam, the Hillside Strangler, Charles Manson and the
Sharon Tate killings, together with ritualistic killings
by the occultists and devil worshippers have proved that.
Homosexual murdered like John W. Gacey, who sexually
violated little boys and then murdered them, have
left a solemn imprint on us all, regarding the devil's
ability to make people do his bidding.
Bible states that some people are led by the devil, to do
evil things. Those, however, who are taken captive
by him - at his will - are able to extricate themselves
from his evil grasp by calling upon Jesus Christ and
trusting in His shed blood for the redemption of their
souls! "And that they may recover themselves
out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by
him at his will." (2 Timothy 2:26)
time ago a Protestant denomination spent in excess of one
million dollars to investigate and research the topic of
demons and other related matters. After a year of
studies they came up with the conclusion that there is no
is their reasoning: "If they would preach that there
is a personal devil, people might become disturbed
emotionally, so it's better to do away with the doctrine
that there is a personal devil." HOW
ARROGANT, IGNORANT, UNCONSCIONABLE, DISHONEST &
you can rely on God's Word and the truth is that there is
indeed a very alive, real, personal devil that is the
enemy of God and the enemy of man. This however,
does not disturb the children of God, because the Bible
is He that is in you, that he that is in the world."
Scripture offers great comfort to multiplied millions of
Christians. Our faith in Jesus puts the devil on
notice, that we are off limit to his insidious attacks and
that we have the authority to disrupt his plans and
OUR FAITH IS IN JESUS CHRIST - SATAN
HAS NO POWER OVER US
devil has absolutely no power over us when our faith is in
Christ, for Jesus said: "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."
Scripture offers great comfort to multiplied millions of
Christians! Our faith in Jesus puts the devil on notice,
that we are off-limit to his insidious attacks and that we
have the authority to disrupt his plans and purposes.
has absolutely no power over us when our faith is in
Christ, for Jesus said: "Behold
I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions,
and over all the power of the enemy:
and nothing shall by any means hurt you".
(Luke 10:19) The Bible says "Submit
yourselves therefore unto God. Resist the devil, and
he will flee from you."
the demons were afraid of Jesus and fled when He commanded
them to go, they must also obey us when we speak with
faith and authority in the name of Jesus.
demons screamed out, "Let us
alone, what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of
Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee
who thou art the Holy One of God. Art thou come
hither to torment us before our time"?
may say: "But that was Jesus"! True!
How about a Spirit-filled deacon by the name of Philip who
went down to Samaria and preached Christ to them?
had such a great revival that the entire city came to hear
him preach and multitudes received the Lord Jesus: "For
unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many
that were possessed with them: and many taken with
palsies, and that were lame, were healed."
Holy Record reports that the devil's power was broken and
evil spirits had to surrender to the commands of a
Spirit-filled servant of God. No wonder Philip had
such power of the devil. Jesus had promised: "And
these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name
shall they cast out devils." (Mark 16:17)
CAST OUT THE SPIRIT OF DIVINATION
fortune-teller troubled Paul and Silas in the city of
Philippi for several days. After the spirit of
divination was discerned and cast out of her by St. Paul,
she was unable to continue 'telling fortunes'. Paul
and Silas were jailed and bound in a dungeon, but God sent
an earthquake to set them free. And the jailer was
converted through this great miracle.
it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel
possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which
brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same
followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the
servants of the most High God, which shows unto us the way
And this did she many days. But
Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I
command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of
her. And he came out the same hour." (Acts
Scripture says: "And God
wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul. So
that from this body were brought unto the sick,
handkerchiefs and aprons, and the diseases departed from
them, and the evil spirits went out of them."
the exorcists heard of St. Paul's success in casting of
demons in Jesus' name, seven sons of a certain religious
man tried unsuccessfully to duplicate that miracle.
certain of the vagabond Jews, Exorcists, took upon them to
call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord
Jesus saying, We adjure you by Jesus Whom Paul preacheth.
And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief
of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit
answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know: but who
the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and
overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they
fled out of that house naked and wounded.
was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at
Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the
Lord Jesus was magnified." (Acts 19:13-17)
evil spirit within this possessed man cried out to the
seven sons of Sceva. "Jesus I know, and Paul I
know; but who are ye"? The original Greek
actually reads: "Jesus I know, and Paul I am
beginning to know".
Words had sprung through
the devil's kingdom, and demons everywhere were talking
about Paul's revivals. They knew Jesus and they were
beginning to know Paul, but who were these seven sons of
Sceva? They had no faith in God; they had no
standing of righteousness, and the devil would not obey
Bible records: "And when He (Jesus) had called unto
Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against
unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner
of sickness and all manner of diseases." (Matthew
The Scripture declares that no only do we have
power against unclean spirits, but we also have power over
them. "And he called
unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two
and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;"
Lord Jesus gave the apostles power to cast out devils: "As
ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast
out devils: freely ye have received, freely
give." (Matthew 10:7-8)
Record states: "And they
cast out devils, and anointed with oil many that were
sick, and healed them." (Mark 6:13)
GAVE THE 70 HIS POWER TO CAST OUT DEVILS
these things the Lord appointed another seventy also, and
sent them two and two before His face into every city and
place, whither He Himself would come."
The Bible says that they returned with
great joy, and said: "Lord,
even the devils are subject unto us through Thy
name." (Luke 10:17) To this Jesus
answered: "I beheld Satan as
lightning fall from heaven." (Luke 10:18)
Jesus was saying - I was there when the devil was
defeated; I saw him cast out of heaven - I saw him fall as
lightning to the earth. I saw his power broken and
his works destroyed.
ALSO HAVE POWER OVER THE DEVIL, DEMONS
& EVIL SPIRITS
we also have power over the devil. We have POWER
OVER THE DEVIL and POWER AGAINST THE DEVIL. The
Bible says, "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."
had to obey when Jesus spoke to him! Demons screamed
out in terror when Jesus came near. The devils
trembled and feared and obeyed the command of the Master.
The devil, demons and evil spirits must also obey us, when
we use the name of Jesus in faith.
CAME TO DESTROY SATAN'S WORK
Bible says: "As
He is, so are we in this world."
(1 John 4:17) NOW - TODAY. We have His power
today! "Now are
we the sons of God."
(1 John 3:2) "
We are children of God, heirs of God
and joint heirs with Jesus Christ. "And
if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs
with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may
be also glorified together."
SAID: "HE THAT BELIEVETH ON ME, THE WORKS THAT I DO
SHALL HE DO ALSO"
wonder Jesus said: "He
that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do
also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I
go unto My Father."
Yes, my beloved friend, you and I as
Christians have power over the devil, we have power
against the devil to bind him, to cast him out and to
destroy the works of the devil.
Bible says: "How
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and
with power; who went about doing good, and healing all
that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him."
thief (the devil) cometh not, but for to steal, and to
kill, and to destroy; I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly."
(John 10:10) No wonder St. John said: "For
this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might
destroy the works of the devil."
(1 John 3:8)
only did Jesus come to this earth to destroy the works of
the devil, but to destroy Satan himself.
to the Hebrews (probably St. Paul) states unequivocally: "Forasmuch
then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He
also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through
DEATH He might DESTROY him that had the power of death,
that is the DEVIL; And to DELIVER them who through fear of
death were all their lifetime subject to bondage."
(Hebrews 2:14, 15)
- THE DEVIL IS THE HATED ENEMY OF GOD & MAN
is the hated enemy of God and man, but our Lord has given
His children power over him.
shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come
nigh unto thy dwelling".
Jesus declared: "Nothing shall be any means hurt
you". "That wicked one cometh and
hath nothing in Me."
St. Paul said, "Sin
shall not have dominion over you."
DEVIL - SATAN HAS NO POWER OVER US
our Lord stated, "I give unto you power over all the
power of the enemy." Jesus has given us power
against all unclean spirits, to cast them out. SATAN
IS POWERLESS OVER US.
Bible does not say that Satan has power over us; to put
disease upon us, to make us fearful, to hurt us or to
injure us. A THOUSAND TIMES NO.
Bible says: "Submit
yourself therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he
will flee from you." (James
devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he
may devour. Whom resist steadfast in the
Peter 5:8, 9)
IS TRUE - YOU AND I AS CHRISTIANS HAVE POWER OVER THE
have overcome the world."
(John 16:33) St. Paul declared: "Nay,
in all things we are more than conquerors through Him that
Apostle to the Gentiles cried out: "I
can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth
Word of God says: "Who
shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall
tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or
nakedness, or peril, or sword? Nay, in all these
things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor
life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor
things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth,
nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from
the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Bible speaks of Satan's total defeat: "At
the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of things in
heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
(Philippians 2:10-11) Praise God.
called the devil Satan, which means the ADVERSARY, and
Satan is the adversary of God and the devil Satan is the
adversary of man.
IS OUR GREATEST ENEMY!
The devil is responsible for sin, sickness, disease, fear,
depression, torment and death. Satan (the devil)
conspired against God.
The devil led a revolt
against the Almighty. Satan (the devil) is indeed
the adversary. St. Peter said: "Be
sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a
roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may
(1 Peter 5:8)
Scripture tells us about a man who planted good seed in a
field and in the morning, tares had sprung up among the
wheat. The husbandman said:
enemy hath done this."
- THE DEVIL IS YOUR WORST ENEMY
my beloved friend, the devil is your enemy! The
devil works through the flesh, through the world through
his evil emissaries, the demons.
Satan (the devil)
is highly organized; the devil is out to defeat the
purposes of God even though he knows he has NO chance of
succeeding, for he has been defeated.
Calvary's cross Jesus cried, "It is finished."
(John 19:30) The Greek word that Jesus used here is
tetelastai. Tetelestai means that the work of Christ
to redeem lost mankind has been completed.
cried out "Tetelestai", bowed His head and gave
up the ghost. At that moment the veil in
the temple in Jerusalem was torn from its top to the
bottom, opening the way to God through His Son's vicarious
death on the cross. The word 'tetelstai' comes from
a Greek verb teleo, which has three essential
to fulfill something
to pay what is owed
Christ had just completed the plan of the ages, the
salvation of the human race. He had fulfilled every
Old Testament Scriptures that the prophets had written
about the coming Messiah, and He had paid our sin debt in
full so that we could be saved.
days and three nights later, God raised Jesus Christ from
the dead for our justification, and forever sealed the
doom of the devil in the lake of fire. (Acts 2:31-34;
Acts 3:14-15; Acts 4:1, 10; Romans 1:4)
WARFARE - THE BATTLE WE ARE
FIGHTING IS A SPIRITUAL BATTLE
Bible reveals that the battle we are fighting is NOT
CARNAL. It is not a natural, ordinary battle, but is
of a spiritual nature.
We have God's weapons and we
have power with God over the devil. "For the
weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through
God to the pulling down of strongholds; Casting down
imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity
every thought to the obedience of Christ." (2
have power over the devil (Luke 10:19) for we are
ambassadors of the kingdom of God. (2 Corinthians 5:20)
We are servants of the living God; (Romans 6:22) sons and
daughters of God; (2 Corinthians 6:18) heirs and
joint-heirs with Christ. (Romans 8:17)
are bone of Jesus' bone and flesh of His flesh; (Ephesians
5:30) our bodies are the temples of the Holy Ghost, (1
Corinthians 6:19) and we are members of the body of
Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:27)
does not have dominion over us. (Romans 6:14) Satan
(the devil) does not have power over us. We have
power over the flesh, the world and the devil, because we
are God's people.
We are God's children. (Galatians
3:26) As He is, so are we in this world! (1 John
4:17) The Bible states that the 'Old Man' is dead
and that we are "hid with Christ in God"!
Scriptures reveal that there are demons who work against
God's children and against God's will:
"Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the
first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand,
and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were
heard, and I am come for thy words."
the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and
twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes
came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of
believe that Satan is highly organized and has some
powerful generals, captains, lieutenants and others in his
diabolical army, whose duty is to harass, tempt, condemn,
seduce, deceive, destroy, steal, kill and murder God's
children and try to thwart the purposes of God and do harm
to His kingdom.
"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ
2:5) We can have the mind of Christ. "Let
the word of God dwell in you richly." (Colossians
Jesus is the Living Word and the Bible is the
written word. When we read the Bible and allow God's
Word free course, Christ dwells within us. Upon
receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, Christ is
formed within us and we are born again. The Bible
any man have not met the Spirit of Christ, he is none of
we receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost, however, the
Holy Spirit fills us and takes up permanent residence
within us. Jesus said:
"He is with you and He shall be in you."
The Bible says: "And
they were all filled with the Holy Ghost..."
though the devil is highly organized and seeks to destroy
us, and even though he is constantly try to afflict,
depress and torment, we can drive him
nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you."
When you draw nigh to God and God draws nigh to you, you
receive power over the devil. The Bible says: "If
our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward
God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of
is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the
Sin is what destroys the confidence we have in
God. Sin is a faith destroyer. Sin destroys
our confidence in God and in ourselves and allows the
devil to slip in with his evil, devious, wicked and
sinister devices to harass us, stop us, or destroy us.
have power over him, however, for the Bible says:
overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb and by
the word of their testimony."
We can stop the devil, for the
Bible says: "When
the enemy, (the devil) shall come in like a flood, the
Spirit of God shall lift up a standard against him." (Isaiah
59:19) The standard that the Holy Spirit lifts up
stops the devil and he can proceed only so far; he can go
devil complained to God: "You
have put a hedge around Job. You are protecting
God has placed a hedge around His
I believe that when the devil comes in like a flood to
destroy, kill and murder, the Spirit of God raises up a
standard to stop him. We are surrounded by the power of
are covered with His blood and filled with His Spirit.
The Word of God is within our hearts. We have the
name of Jesus on our lips, the angels protect us and we
have brothers and sisters in Christ who pray for us and
stand with us. These are some of the agencies God
used for our benefit.
indeed, when the enemy - the devil - shall come in like a
flood to devastate and destroy, the Spirit of God will
lift up a standard against him and stop him! The devil is
like a dog on a leash, with only limited capabilities.
CAN ONLY GO SO FAR
God hadn't allowed the devil to attack Job, Satan couldn't
have touched him. God
gave the devil permission to touch Job's cattle, and his
body, but not his life. (Job 2:6)
Satan had to leave
the presence of God to smite Job with sore boils.
The Bible instructs us to remember the patience of Job and
the end of the Lord.
Job was sick for approximately six months to a
year, and then God healed him. He lived for another 140
years and never had another boil, as far as the Scriptures
gave Job twice as much as he had before the devil
afflicted him. Many people laughingly speak about
Job's boils and say that Christians have to suffer
similarly, but the Bible records the "patience of
Job" and it also speaks about "the end of the
Lord". (James 5:11) The end of the Lord was
blessing, prosperity, healing, health, joy, peace and
power over the devil.
Paul wrote to Timothy: "God
hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of
love, and of a sound mind."
(2 Timothy 1:7)
Evidently, Timothy was afraid and
St. Paul writing to his son in the faith saying: "You
don't have to be afraid, Timothy. God hasn't given
us a spirit of fear." Fear is a spirit and fear
hath torment. The Scripture says: "Perfect love casts
out fear." (1 John
is an evil spirit. God
has not given us any evil spirits; He has given us power
over evil spirits.
has not given us a spirit of fear, but God has given us a
spirit of power: Power over fear: power of
sin: power over the devil: power over
sickness: power over disease and even power over
death, which is the last enemy.
seems that Timothy had gotten cold in his soul, because
St. Paul wrote: "...that
thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the
putting on of my hands...Be not thou therefore ashamed of
the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner:
but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel
according to the power of God."
(2 Timothy 1:6,8)
Timothy had become ashamed of St. Paul and he was afraid
of persecution; afraid that he would also be persecuted.
Paul said: "You don't
need to be afraid; God didn't give you that; the devil put
that on you. God has given you power, love and a
PREPARED FOR BATTLE - PUT ON THE
WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD
to the Ephesians, St. Paul stated.
my brethren, be
strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able
to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but
against principalities, against powers, against the rulers
of the darkness of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places."
take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able
to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to
stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about
with truth, and having on the breastplate of
righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of
the gospel of peace;"
all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be
able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is he word of God; Praying always with
al prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching
thereunto with all perserverance and supplication for all
is organized and has power, but God has all power.
God is omnipotent. The devil has wisdom, but God has
all wisdom. He is omniscient. The Wicked One,
Satan is strong, but God has all strength. The
Adversary (Satan) has many demons working for him, but God
has more angels than Satan has evil spirits. Satan
has many lost souls in his camp, but God has hundreds of
millions of believers across the world, that are equipped
with His mighty power. And one man with God's power
is a majority.
GAVE US POWER OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY (THE DEVIL,
SATAN, DEMONS, EVIL SPIRITS)
Christ said, "Behold,
I give unto you power over all the power of the enemy, and
nothing shall by any means hurt you."
The Scripture says that 'one day' an angel will come from
heaven and bind Satan, casting him into the bottomless pit
for a thousand years. It won't take ten thousand
angels; it won't take a hundred angels' it will take one
angel to bind the devil and cast him into the pits of hell
forever. (Revelation 20:1-3) Hallelujah!
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)
- YOU MUST REPENT OF YOUR SINS
Bible says, “…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
perish.” (Luke 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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the last days, the tribulations, Bible prophecy, second coming
- And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye
be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the
end is not yet.
- For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against
kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and
earthquakes, in divers places.
(kjv) - When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are
come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord
thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee,
since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from
the one side of heaven as this great thing is, or hath been heard
every people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of
the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?
hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of
another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by
war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by
great terrors, according to all that the Lord your God did for you
in Egypt before your eyes? Unto thee it was shewed, that
thou mightest know that the Lord he is God: there is none else
- (kjv) - Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them
deliver you in the time of your tribulation.
- (kjv) - Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while:
for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word,
by and by he is offended.
- (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.
- (kjv) - For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father
with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to
- For then
shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of
the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22. And
except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh
be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be
shortened. 23. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here
is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24. For there shall
arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great
signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall
deceive the very elect.
-For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even
unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
- Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be
darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars
shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be
of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of
heaven, but my Father only.
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
before him shall be gathered all nations; and he shall separate
them one from another, as a shepherd divedeth his sheep from the
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye
blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from
the foundation of the world.
- (kjv) - "These things, I have spoken unto you that in me ye
might have peace. "In the world ye shall have
tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the
- (kjv) - And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also; know
that tribulation worketh patience, And patience, experience; and
experience, hope, And hope maketh not ashamed: because the love of
God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given
- (kjv) - Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations
for you, which is your glory.
- (kjv) - Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be
able to comfort them which are in any trouble by the comfort
wherewith we ourselves are comforted by God.
- (kjv) - Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my
glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful
in all our tribulation.
- Behold, he cometh with clouds, and every eye shall see him, and
they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall
wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
(kjv) - Remember thereofre how thou hast received and heard and
hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I
will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I
will come upon thee.
- (kjv) - And I say unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to
me, These are they which came out of the great tribulation, and
have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the
- And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free
and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their
foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save that he had the
mark, or the name of the beast: for it is the number of a man, and
his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
- (kjv) - 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 on the name of the Son of God.
- (kjv) - Keep
yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord
Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
(kjv) - Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter
times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing
spirits, and doctrines of devils;
(kjv) - This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall
(kjv) For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous,
boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful,
(kjv) Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false
accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are
Timothy 3:4 (kjv)
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers
Timothy 3:5 (kjv)
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from
such turn away.
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the
great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
- But of that day and [that] hour knoweth no man, no, not the
angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
- And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines,
and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be
- And when
ye shall se Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the
desolation thereof is nigh.
(kjv) - Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains;
and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not
them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are
written may be fulfilled.
But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck,
in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and
wrath upon this people.
And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led
away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down
of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the
stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;
the sea and the waves roaring;
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those
things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven
shall be shaken.
And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with
power and great glory.
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and
lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all
When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that
summer is now nigh at hand.
So likewise ye, when ye ssee these things come to pass, know ye
that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
(kjv) - Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be
accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to
pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Peter 3:3 (kjv)
- Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days
scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2 Peter 3:4.
And saying, Where is the promise of his coming: for since the
fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the
beginning of creation. 2
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God
the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water
and in the water: 2
Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water,
But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are
kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and
perdition of ungodly men. 2
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is
with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any
should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the
which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the
elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the
works that are therein shall be burned up.
(kjv) - For
the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the
voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in
Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the
Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
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