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House of Prayer
located 2 km out
of New Serepta, AB (see map
- Sunday 10:30 am
Leduc: East on Highway #623 From Yellowhead: Highway 21
South, Turn Left on Highway #623
New Sarepta Moravian Church was built in 1918 and
closed in 1980. This property was turned over to
us recently and is being totally renovated from
basement to the steeple.
the careful, watchful eye of experienced craftsman
'John the Renovator', the HOUSE OF PRAYER has risen
from oblivion and by God's grace was DEDICATED during
the JULY 1 - 4 'TIME OF REJOICING'.
beautiful 500-600 seat White Gospel Tent & Trailer
($40,000.00) was given to us by a precious believer
whom we baptized at Sandy Beach Bible Camp in the
1970s, and was also officially dedicated to the Lord
during the May 20-4 'Time of Rejoicing'.
servant for Jesus' sake, Pastor Max Solbrekken 2
JESUS CHRIST BORN ? By
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
of Nazareth, True God and True Man, was born to
salvage a lost world of sinning men, to destory the
works of the devil and to build His Church. He
came to this sin curses world to introduce us all to
His Heavenly Father, to redeem mankind through His
sacrificial death on the Cross and His glorious
resurrection from the dead. He came to heal us
and to fill us with His Blessed Holy Spirit!
was in the world because Satan was in the world.
The devil, who is the father of sin and death, had
been cast out of Heaven and is called the 'Prince of
the power of the air', as well as the 'god of this
world'. (Ephesians 2:2; 2 Corinthians 4:4)
devil had caused previous disruption and chaos.
(Genesis 1:2; Ezekiel 28:-13-19); Isaiah 14:12-17)
of Satan's rebellion and hatred for God, he had
cunningly planned his strategy by tempting Eve, with
the 'Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil' in the Garden
of Eden. (Genesis 3:1-6; Job 1:8-22; Job 2:1-8)
CALLED: �ADAM WHERE ART THOU?"
great transgression had been made by Adam and Eve.
Now, for the moment of truth. How would Adam and
Eve feel? Would they now be wise as God, as
Satan had promised them? Was the rebellion and
disobedience towards God worth it? No - A
thousand times NO.
and Eve's eyes were opened. But, what did they
see? Adam and Eve saw their own vulnerability,
stupidity, weaknesses, sin and nakedness. Fear
stalked them and filled their spirits. They had
not felt fear before sin entered their lives.
They realized they were naked, vulnerable and
inadequate. Now, they understood they must face
the music, and meet God alone.
where was Satan? Where was the Evil One who had
been their wise counsellor such a short time before?
devil was gone to gloat over his victory. I'm
sure that the devil, the liar and deceiver was not far
away, probably hiding behind a tree, excitedly waiting
to see the outcome of their sin. The inevitable
outcome was the separation, dis-fellowshipping of God
and His special creation, man.
DEVIL REJOICED OVER ADAM & EVE'S FEAR AND TERROR
satisfaction must have filled the devil's mind as he
observed Adam and Eve's plight, their complete
confusion, perplexity, fear and terror.
and Eve heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the
garden in the cool of the day. God said,
"Adam, where art thou? ADAM, WHERE ART
God called Adam that day, He is still calling you and
me. "John, where are you? Mary, where are
answered, "We are hiding; we are naked; we are
afraid"! God questioned, "Who told you
that you were naked? You were clothed with My
glory. Have you eaten of the fruit that I forbad
gave a typical answer from a typical sinner! He
said, "The woman you gave me, she gave me of the
fruit. It is Eve's fault, she gave me the
forbidden fruit and it's really Your fault, Lord,
because You gave me the woman".
LIKES TO PASS THE BLAME TO SOMEONE ELSE
seems normal for people to justify themselves.
It's much easier to pass the buck or to blame someone
else rather than take the blame, saying, "I made
a mistake, I am wrong, please forgive me."
similar to the Minister who enjoyed portraying women
in a negative way. One Sunday morning as he was
preaching on 'The Fall of Man', he vigorously attacked
Eve. If Eve, the weaker vessel, hadn't fallen,
the world wouldn't be in the mess it's now in.
The preacher nailed Jezebel and Delilah: "Women
are the ruination of many good men", he shouted.
the close of the service, the Minister stood at the
door shaking hands. Some complimented him on a
wonderful sermon, while others were glad to get out
tall lady shook his hand and she wasn't smiling.
She squeezed his hand until he said, "Lady, you
are hurting me". She looked him square in
the eye and asked, "Pastor, what is the telephone
number of the Garden of Eden"?
answered, "I don't know what you are talking
about". She squeezed his hand again until
he said, "Ouch". She spoke again,
"Pastor, do you know the telephone number of the
Garden of Eden"? He answered, "Woman,
I do not and by the way you are hurting me."
She said, "Well, I know the telephone number of
the Garden of Eden. It's Adam 8-1-2", and
she let go of his hand and left.
ate one too! Eve wasn't the only one to blame.
Adam also disobeyed God, but really the blame goes
into further - straight to the evil one, the Devil.
DEVIL IS TO BLAME
didn't argue with Adam. He turned to Eve and
what is this that thou hast done?" Eve
made more sense than her husband. She put the
blame where it belong: "The
serpent beguiled me and I did eat.
agree with Eve. Satan is the culprit. The
devil is to blame for all the sin, fear, heartbreak,
divorce, alcoholism, drug addiction and juvenile
delinquency. He is the architect of all that is
evil, wicked and destructive. Riots, anarchy,
thievery, murder, sickness, disease and war are the
outcroppings and results of his plans, goals, purposes
IS TO BLAME. Shout it loud and clear - the devil
is the troublemaker.
CALLED THE DEVIL A LIAR & MURDERER
called him a liar, deceiver, murderer and thief. (John
8:44; John 10:10) Our Lord said, "The
thief cometh not for to steal, kill and destroy.
I am come that they might have life and more
abundantly." (John 10:10)
- THE DEVIL IS TO BLAME FOR ALL SIN
said, "THE SEED OF THE WOMAN SHALL BRUISE THE
God called out: "Because
thou hast done this, cursed art thou among all the
beasts of the field. Upon thy belly shalt thou
go all the days of thy life..." (Genesis
is noteworthy that some scientists believe that at one
time serpents and snakes walked upright and didn't
crawl on their bellies as today.
I will put enmity between thee and the woman and
between thy seed (the wicked) and her seed (the
righteous). It (Jesus, the seed of the woman)
shall bruise thy head..."
DEFEATED THE DEVIL WITH HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS
Golgotha's Hill, Jesus defeated the devil. When
Jesus paid the supreme sacrifice for the sins of the
world, and rose again from the dead. He had
delivered the death blow to Satan.
Jesus cried, "It is finished", He had
defeated Satan and since that very hour the blood of
Jesus Christ washes away all the sins of the repentant
sinner, and His stripes bring healing to the
believing, sick person.
Bible says, "He
(Jesus) was wounded for our transgressions, He was
bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our
peace was upon Him; and by His stripes we are
healed." (Isaiah 53:5)
DID JESUS COME INTO THE WORLD?
Bible says, "For
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten
Son that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish
but have everlasting life. For God sent not His
Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the
world through Him might be saved."(John
Bible says: "Neither
is there salvation through any other, for there is
none other name under Heaven given among men whereby
you may be saved, but by the Name of Jesus"! (Acts
is one mediator between God and man, the man Christ
Jesus." (1 Timothy 2:5)
CAME THAT WE MIGHT HAVE LIFE
am come that they might have life and have it more
abundantly." (John 10:10) And
St. John stated: "For
this purpose was the Son of God manifested that He
might destroy the works of the devil". (1
John 3:8) The Scripture says, "When
the even was come, they brought unto him many that
were possessed with devils: and He cast out the
spirits with His word, and healed all that were sick:
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias
the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and
bare our sicknesses." (Matthew
DID ISAIAH PROPHESY?
it and hear it well: "But He was wounded for our
transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities.
The chastisement of our peace was upon Him (Jesus) and
by His stripes we are healed."! (Isaiah 53:5)
Bible says, "Who
His own self (Jesus) bare our sins in His own body on
the tree (cross) that we, being dead to sins should
live unto righteousness, by Whose stripes ye werehealed"! (1 Peter 2:24) "He
that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and
he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but
the wrath of God abideth on him." (John
IS ONLY ONE WAY - JESUS CHRIST IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH
& THE LIF
am the way, the truth and the life and no man cometh
unto the Father but by Me." (John 14:6); "I
am the door, by Me if any man enter in, he shall be
saved..." (John 10:9) Again He
unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I
will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE?
Bible says, "Without
the shedding of blood there is no remission for
sins." (Hebrews 9:22) "It
is the blood that maketh atonement for the soul." (Leviticus
17:11) Again, "The
soul that sinneth it shall surely die." (Ezekiel
Old Testament times, an animal - without spot or
blemish - would be sacrificed, spilling his blood.
(Atonement means "covering") AS THE
LAMB DIED ON THE ALTER IN THE TEMPLE, JESUS THE LAMB
OF GOD, DIED ON THE CROSS TO PAY FOR THE SINS OF THE
Scripture says, "If
we walk in the light as He is in the light we have
fellowship one with the other, and the blood of Jesus
Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin." (John
is the Lamb of God, Who was slain for our sins: "One
of the elders saith unto me, weep not: behold the Lion
of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath
prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven
seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the
midst of the throne...stood a lamb as it had been
slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are
the seven Spirits of God, sent forth into all the
He came and took the book out of the right hand of him
that sat upon the throne. And when He had taken
the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders
fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them
harps and golden vials full of odors, which are the
prayers of saints."
they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take
the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou was
slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood of
every kindred, and tongue, and people, and
nation;....Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to
receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength,
and honour, and glory, and blessing."
every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth,
and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and
all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and
honour, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the
throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever." (Revelation
SPOILED SATAN'S KINGDOM
Bible says, "And
you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of
your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him,
having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the
handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which
was contrary to us, and took it out of the way,
nailing it to His cross, and having spoiled
principalities and powers, He made a shew of them
openly, triumphing over them in it."(Colossians 2:12-15) Oh, Praise God.
We serve a risen Saviour, He's
in the world today. I know that
He is living, whatever men may say...
I see His hand of mercy....I hear His voice of
the time I need Him....He's always near.
He lives....He lives...Christ Jesus lives today.
He walks with me and talks with me, along life's
He lives...He lives....Salvation
You ask me how I know He lives....He lives...within my
power! What might! What strength, and what
great ability Jesus has.
St. Paul brings it out so graphically in his epistles.
Drink in these truth and be set free and filled with
all knowledge, joy and Holy Ghost power.
WORD of God declares: "The
eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that ye
may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the
riches of glory of His inheritance in the saints, and
what is the exceeding greatness of His power to
us-ward who believe, according to the working of His
mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when he
raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right
hand in the heavenly places, far above all
principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and
every name that is named, not only in this world, but
also in that which is to come. And hath put all
things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head
over all things to the church."(Ephesians 1:18-22)
unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above
all that we ask or think, according to the power that
worketh in us." (Ephesians
Paul writes, "Who
(God) hath delivered us from the power of darkness
(Satan) and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His
dear Son (Jesus Christ) IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION
THROUGH HIS BLOOD, even the forgiveness of sins." (Colossians
referring to Jesus, John the Baptist made the
startling statement, "Behold
the Lamb of God which taketh away from the sins of the
world." (John 1:29) To this agree
the angel's words to Joseph, "Ye
shall call His name Jesus (Salvation) for He shall
save (salvage) His people from their sins." (Matthew
this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery
to be equal with God: but made himself of no
reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant,
and was made in the likeness of men: and being found
in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became
obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name
is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every
knee should bow, of things in heaven and in earth, and
things under the earth; and that every tongue should
confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God
the Father." (Philippians
DAY IS THE SCRIPTURE FULFILLED
book of Isaiah is called the "Gospel of the
Old Testament". The 53rd chapter
prophecies the death of Messiah Who would bring
forgiveness and healing to His people.
7:14 speaks of His virgin birth;
Isaiah 9:6 speaks of His Kingship and
the fact that He is very God;
Isaiah 28:11-12 foretells thegift of the Holy
Spirit and the end-time phenomena of
glossalalia, or "speaking with other
tongues" as a gift of God to bring
stability, rest and peaceful strength to the Church in
times of pressure and tension. Isaiah 61:1-3
prophecies the Gospel Age of His salvation with
forgiveness, healing, deliverance and joy!
he came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up:
and, as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on
the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And
there was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet
Esaias. And when He had opened the book, He
found the place where it was written,
Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because he hath
anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath
sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach
deliverance to the captives, the recovering of sight
to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
to preach the acceptable year of the Lord."
He closed the book, and He gave it again to the
minister and sat down. And the eyes of all them
that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him.
And He began to say unto them, This day is this
Scripture fulfilled in your ears." (Luke
entered the synagogue in Nazareth and read from Isaiah
the Prophet. He ended the reading by saying, "This
day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears".He declared Himself the Son of God and Jewish Messiah by those
year of Jubilee could not begin until first the Great
Day of Atonement had taken place. He would die
on the cross like the lambs died on the alters of
Jerusalem because He is the Lamb of God which taketh
away the sins of the world."
would fulfill the Old Testament 'Great Day of
Atonement' when the high priest entered into the
Holy of holies with the blood of the sacrificial
animal. Jesus was not only the Sacrifice
but also the High Priest Who carried His own
blood into the Holy of holies in Heaven itself.
scapegoat (Leviticus 16:7-21) is also a type
of Jesus carrying away our sins He is our
substitute! Every 50th year Israel celebrated
the 'Year of Jubilee' when all the prisoners and
slaves were freed and debts were forgiven. This
is a picture of the Gospel Age when everyone is set
free by the blood of Christ and His everlasting
dear friend, Let me admonish you to receive him into
your heart and life as your Lord, Saviour, Redeemer,
Healer, Baptizer and King.
CAME TO SEEK & SAVE THE LOST
am come to seek and save that which was lost."(Luke
19:10) You are included in that number, for"All
have sinned and come short of the glory of God".(Romans
3:23) You say, 'I cannot live a Christian life
in my own strength'!
are absolutely right. You can't do it in your
own power, but He will change you and give you the
power to live for Him.
came unto His own, and His own received Him not.
But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to
become the sons of God, even to them that believe on
shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come
upon you...." (Acts 1:8) Finally Jesus
said, "I will never leave thee nor forsake
13:5)"...and lo I am with you always, even
unto the end of the world."(Matthew
Him today, as your Lord and Saviour! Amen
MIRACLES ARE FOR TODAY
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
Bible says: "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and to day,
and for ever." (Hebrews 13:8)
LUTHER the great reformer said, "How often has it
happened, and still does, that devils have been driven out in the
name of Christ; also by calling on His Name and prayer, and the
sick have been healed."
WESLEY, founder of the Methodist Church, stated: "I
believe that God can open the eyes of the blind, cause the lame to
walk, and the deaf to hear, if men will have faith in God; stand
on the word of God, and pray according to the faith that God hath
given them, God will do the things He said He would because He is
a never-changing God."
SIMPSON, founder of Christian & Missionary Alliance,
declared, "If ever there was an age where the world needed
the witness of God's supernatural working, it is in this day of
unbelief and Satan's power."
we may expect, as the end approaches, that the Holy Ghost will
work in the healing of sickness, in the casting out of demons, in
remarkable answers to prayer, in special and wonderful
providences, and in such form as may please His sovereign will to
an unbelieving world."
CHARLES H. MAYO, Mayo Brothers Clinic, said: "Christian
healing has passed beyond the stage of experience and its value
cannot be questioned. Spiritual healing is no longer the
hope of a few but the belief and practice of a large and rapidly
increasing number of person."
CHRIST said: "If thou canst believe; all things are
possible to him that believeth." (Mark 9:23)
these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they
cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall
take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not
hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall
recover." (Mark 16:17-18)
SOLBREKKEN, God's humble servant, says: "That God is a
healer is no secret. That his Word has amazing saving,
healing and creative power is well known. But that his power
to save, heal and deliver is readily available at absolutely NO
COST, is not widely known."
people believe that there are strings attached, a price to pay,
good works to do, a guru to follow, and that God favors only a
healing is a gift from God to those who are fearful, hurting, sick
and diseased. And He offers it freely through the death &
resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ, by Whom He has defeated sin,
sickness, fear, death & Satan. GLORY TO GOD FOREVER.
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)
40 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
of salvation. 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. And this
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
10:1) 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) The Holy
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."
(Luke 10:1) 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."
(John 14:12) 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."
(Acts 10:38) Jesus said: "The
thief (the devil) cometh not, but for to steal, and to
kill, and to destroy; I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly."
(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. The write
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
(Romans 8:37) The
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
us. 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. HE 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: "An
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 itseldf
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
3:16) 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 out: "Draw
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
Scripture says: "There
is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the
8:1) 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: "They
overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb and by
the word of their testimony."
(Revelation 12:11) 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
that's true, God has placed a hedge around His people, and
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. "Finally,
my brethren, be
strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able
to stand against the wiles of the devil.For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but
against principalities, against powers, against the rulers
of the darkness of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places."
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, andwatching
thereunto with all perseverance 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)
MUST REPENT OF YOUR SINS
Bible says, ��except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
perish.� (Lu.13:3) �Let the wicked forsake his way and the
unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord,
and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will
abundantly pardon�. (Isaiah 55:7)
- YOU MUST RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOUR
Bible says: �For God so loved the world, that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish,
but have everlasting life�. (John 3:16)
I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open
the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he
with Me.� (Rev. 3:20) �He that hath the Son hath life: and he
that hath not the Son of God hath not life.� (1 John 5:12)
- YOU MUST CONFESS JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD
Bible says: �That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord
Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man
believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is
made unto salvation�. (Romans 10:9-10)
shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man confess
before the angels of God: But he that denieth Me before men shall
be denied before the angels of God.� (Luke 12:8, 9)
DO I INVITE
JESUS CHRIST INTO MY LIFE?
to God, a prayer - from your heart.
Tell Him that you
are a sinner and that you need forgiveness. Tell him that
you believe Jesus Christ died for your sins. Tell him that
you are willing to change, to turn away from sin. Ask Jesus
Christ to come into your heart and life and be your personal
as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on his name." (John 1:12)
if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are
passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2
you prayed and ask Jesus Christ into your heart - YOU HAVE NOW
RECEIVED THE GIFT OF SALVATION - YOU HAVE BECOME A CHILD OF GOD.
God Bless You.
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18:18 - (kjv)
- "Verily I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on
earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done of
My Father which is in heaven.
(kjv) - "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree
on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done
of My Father which is in heaven.
- (kjv) - "For
where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in
the midst of them."
- (kjv) - "And
said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy
God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear
to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of
these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians:
for I AM the LORD that healeth thee."
- (kjv) - Wherefore
lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; ..And make
straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out
the the way; but let it rather be healed.
(kjv) - My
son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings... Le4t
them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine
heart...For they are life unto those that find them, and health to
all their flesh.
(kjv) - Who
forgiveth all thine iniquies; who healeth all thy diseases,
(kjv) - After
this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name...Thy kingdom come. They will be done in
earth, as it is in heaven.
(kjv) - Beloved,
I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
(kjv) - And
this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any
thing according to his will, he heareth us: .. And if we know that
he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions
that we desired of him.
(kjv) - For
it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good
He that spared not his
own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him
also freely give us all things?
HEALS A LEPER
8:2-3 - (kjv) -
And, behold, there came
a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst
make me clean...And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him,
saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately is leprosy was
O LORD my God, I cried
unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
Behold, I will bring it
health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the
abundance of peace and truth.
Who his own self bare
our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being bead to sins,
should live unto righteousness by whose stripes ye were healed.
And Jesus went about all Galilee,
teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the
kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of
disease among the people... And his fame went throughout all Syria:
and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with
divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with
devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy,
and he healed them.
8:16- (kjv) -
When the even was come, they brought
unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the
spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick.
30:17- (kjv) -
For I will restore health unto thee, and
I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD: because they called
thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
healed the woman with an Issue of Blood
(kjv) - And, behold, a woman,
which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind
him, and touched the hem of his garment....For she said within
herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole...But
Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be
of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman
was made whole from that hour.
(kjv) - But when Jesus knew it,
he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him,
and he healed them al.
(kjv) - When Jesus heard of it,
he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart and when the
people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the
cities...And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was
moved with compassion towards them, and he healed their sick.
14:34-36 (kjv) - And when they were gone over, they came
into the land of Gennesaret....And when the men of that place had
knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about,
and brought unto them all that were diseased....And besought him
that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as
touched were made perfectly whole.