Laws on Divine Healing
Max Solbrekken, D.D.
I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in
heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in
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
where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the
midst of them." (Matthew 18:18-20)
Laws of God on Divine Healing
are spiritual laws in God's Word that are as binding and even more so than
any other law in God's universe. And they work just as effectively
as the natural laws of gravity, wind currents, aerodynamics, the
circulation of the blood as well as the law of conception and child-birth.
are 3 laws outlined in the Bible scriptures stated clearly by our Lord God
and Master, Jesus Christ.
OF GOD ON DIVINE HEALING
#1 - THE LAW OF BINDING AND LOOSING
first law on divine healing is found in Matthew 18:18. I call it the
'Law of Binding and Loosing."
that Jesus said, "Very I say unto you...." The word
verily means certainly, surely or assuredly. In other words,
Jesus was giving us the assurance that He was telling the truth and that
we can "bank on that."
WOULD JESUS WANT US TO BIND AND LOOSE?
question we must address is, "What would Jesus want us to bind and
loose"? The answer is, "The same things He bound and
loosed when He was upon earth'! Jesus came against five things in
His earthly ministry:
(disease and death)
and Satan himself
FORGAVE THE SINNER
forgave the sinner: and shed His precious blood to save the lost. He
gave the great commission, calling His servants to preach the 'gospel of
salvation' to the ends of the earth: "Go ye into all the world and
preach the gospel to every creature..." (Mark 16:15)
BOUND THE SPIRITS OF FEAR by speaking peace to the troubled. He
constantly stated: "Fear thou not! Peace be unto you!
HEALED THE SICK & DISEASED and He raised the dead! Jesus
drove out infirm spirits and gave us His power to do the same!
"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 out sicknesses." (Matthew 8:16-17)
WAS COMPASSIONATE TOWARD THE POOR AND NEEDY. He proved His
compassion by feeding the hungry, multiplying the loaves and fishes and
giving to the poor. Judas carried "the bag" and was
a thief (John 12:6, 13:29), but many were ministered to through the
generosity of Jesus Christ.
Jesus met the funeral procession outside of Nain, He had compassion upon a
widow who had lost her only son and means of support. He raised the
young man back to life and gave Him to his mother! And finally,
Jesus gave us the KEY TO PROSPERITY and ABUNDANCE.
seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these
things shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33)
"Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down,
and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.
For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you
again." (Luke 6:38)
cast out evil spirits from the tormented, sick, suffering and demented.
Jesus met Satan face to face in the wilderness temptation and overcame him
with God's word. Finally, Jesus totally defeated Satan, through his
vicarious, substitutionary death on Golgatha and His Glorious Resurrection
from the dead, three days later.
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 deliver
them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to
bondage." (Hebrews 2:13:15)
HAS GIVEN US POWER TO CAST OUT DEVILS AND SET THE CAPTIVES FREE
the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are
subject unto us through Thy name. And He said unto them, I beheld
Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 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 10:17-19)
that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not
shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In
My name shall they cast out devils..." (Mark 16:16-17)
DID JESUS LOOSE?
He freed those who were bound by the power and the influence of the enemy!
We must do the same.
OF GOD ON DIVINE HEALING
#2 - THE LAW OF AGREEMENT
second law on diving healing is found in Matthew 18:19. I call this
law the 'Law of Agreement'.
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 for them of My Father which is
is such an easy law to apply. All it takes it two people agreeing in
prayer, regarding a request or petition. A prophet, apostle,
evangelists or pastor is not necessary. It can be any two people
agreeing in prayer.
specified "any two" agreeing (a pastor and a parishioner,
a husband and wife, two children in need) in faith. And God will
grant that petition! He said, "Again, I say unto you..."
Why did He used the word 'again'?
knew that "repetition is the mother of learning". It was
so important, that He repeated this injunction. "I've told
you before but I'm going to tell you again. Don't forget;
this is important"! Do you need a miracle? Jesus
wanted us to know that any believer in need of a miracle can unite in
prayer with another believer and the miracle will happen!
James builds on Jesus' invitation: "Confess your faults one to
another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
OF GOD ON DIVINE HEALING
#3 - LAW OF GOD'S PRESENCE
#3 on divine healing is found in Matthew 18:20. I call this the 'Law
of God's presence".
where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the
midst of them."
the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." (2 Corinthians 3:17)
"Thou wilt shew me the path of life. In Thy presence is
fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."
said, "....I will never leave thee nor forsake thee". (Hebrews
"I will be with thee until the end of the world (age)". (Matthew
28:20) In the original Greek the meaning is even stronger.
Jesus says: "I will never, no never, leave thee. I will never,
no never, forsake thee." Jesus used a 'double imperative' to
make His point clear. Notice here that He says, "Verily,
certainly, and most assuredly..."
Jesus says I've told you before but this is so important I'm going to
repeat myself. He states, "Again I say unto you.." And
finally, "I will never, NO NEVER leave thee! I will never, NO
NEVER forsake thee!" Jesus made it crystal clear so that we
would understand. Jesus repeated it so we would know that he meant
his words. NEVER forsake thee!" Jesus could not make it
any clearer. Jesus is on our side. We are safe in Jesus.
Jesus Christ our Lord can be trusted, for He is our Saviour and God.
us draw nigh unto God. Study the Bible, seek the Lord for the
answers and lock into the promises and laws of God on divine healing.
Lock into the promises of God for ourselves and receive His answers to our
VERSE CAN CURE
SICKNESS & DISEASE
Pastor Max Solbekken, D.D.
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." (Exodus 15:26)
NONE OF THESE
One of the
most helpful books in print today is the classic, 'None of These Diseases'
by Dr. S.I. McMillan.
Dr. S.I. McMillan, a prominent medical doctor uses humor, common sense and
a biblical perspective, in dealing with the causes and cures of today's
lamentable that peace does not come in capsules", he utters in
failure as he remembers the thousands of patients who left his office with
"nothing but a prescription for a bottle of pills that would only
relieve the symptoms of their illness but not attack the diseases.
doctor laments that he now wishes he had rather prescribed his book, 'None
of These Diseases', so that a permanent cure could have been affected!
According to Medical Science, between 60 and 100% of all diseases are
caused by nervous tension, emotional stress and strain.
states that emotions such as fear, sorrow, envy, resentment and hatred are
responsible for the majority of our sicknesses and diseases. And
that emotional stress can cause high blood pressure, toxic goiter,
arthritis, migraine headaches, apoplexy, heart trouble, gastro-intestinal
ulcers and other serious illnesses and diseases.
(about 1996) the American Medical Association released the findings of a
nation-wide survey of tens of thousands of their medics. One of the
questions dealt with their success ratio in treating patients. The
answer is shocking - Only 10% of patients had received any lasting help
through their medical procedures.
MEDICAL SCIENCE HISTORY RESTS ON SHAKY
problems with falling hair? What do you do to cover up that bald
spot and receding hairline?
only solution is to massage your head, comb your hair forward, get a
toupee or just simply let it fall.
FOR DISEASES 3500 YEARS AGO
If you had
lived about 3500 years ago you would have gotten very different advice -
not from a therapist but from your physician.
He would have
quoted from the famous medical authority of that day, Papyrus Ebers.
falls out, one remedy is to apply a mixture of six fats, namely those of
the horse, the hippopotamus, the crocodile, the cat, the snake and the
ibex. To strengthen it, anoint with the tooth of a donkey crushed in
EBERS - AN ANCIENT MEDICAL WORLD GUIDE - REMEDIES FOR DISEASES 1552 BC
Ebers was published about 1552 BC and occupied a dominant position in the
ancient medical world and was one of the leading guides for practicing
physicians for a long time.
literally hundreds of remedies for diseases in this book, such as lizard's
blood, swine's teeth, putrid meat, stinking fat, moisture from pig's ears,
milk goose grease, asses hooves, animal fat from various sources, excrete
from animals, including human beings, donkeys, antelopes, dogs, cats and
MOSES, GOD MADE HIS HEALING COVENANT WITH THE JEWISH NATION
Moses was born
about the time the 'Papyrus Ebers' was written in Egypt. He was
educated in their highest schools of learning - scholars think he was also
a physician - as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.
But when God
called Moses to lead His people out of Egyptian bondage, he did not borrow
from the "occultist clap-trap" in their medical books of disease
remedies. He rejected the highest, most respected medical authority
of that day.
directive was "Heed the voice of God, do right, obey His
commandments, keep His statutes and I will heal you".
God did not
borrow medical advice from the 'Papyrus Ebers'. His advice to Moses was
contrary to the most highly respected medical thought of that day.
WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN STOPPING THE BLACK DEATH DISEASE
Europeans died of the disease Leprosy for hundreds of years. Some
physicians thought the cause of the disease Leprosy was eating hot food or
the meat of diseased hogs. Others blamed the disease Leprosy on
malign conjunction of the planets.
60 million people died from the BLACK DEATH disease in the 14th century.
Dr. George Rosen of Columbia University writes: "Leadership was taken
by the Church, as the physicians had nothing to offer. The Church
took as its guiding principal the concept of contagion as embodied in the
LEPROSY - PEOPLE AFFLICTED WITH THIS DISEASE WERE QUARANTINE
condition of leprosy has been established, the patient was to be
segregated and excluded from the community...it accomplished the first
great feat...in methodical eradication of disease."
Church needs to investigate measures to insure that the AIDS epidemic does
not leap from high risk groups to the general population, since
governmental and medical bodes are again "doing nothing".
in Europe, multitudes perished from deadly diseases because of improper
hygiene, sanitation and sloppy hospitals. In many villages, human
excrement and waste was dumped into the streets, bringing deadly diseases,
creating epidemics of typhoid, cholera and dysentery.
GOD HAD GIVEN
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BURYING OF WASTES 3500 YEARS AGO
to the problem that was causing these deadly diseases, the burying of
wastes, had been given by God 3500 years before (in Deuteronomy 23:12-13).
MORTALITY RATE - GOOD HYGIENE STOPPED DISEASES FROM SPREADING
Vienna in the
1840s was famous as a medical center. One of the most famous
teaching hospitals of that day was Allegemeine Krakenhus. In
its maternity ward, one out of six women died.
Semmelveis discovered that if doctors washed their hands well, after doing
autopsies and before examining expectant mothers, the mortality rate
was not applauded by the Medical Profession. However, he was
ridiculed by his peers, discredited, lost his position and eventually
succumbed to the pressure, dying in a mental hospital.
given the same advice many centuries before (in Numbers 19). If
wasn't until 1878 that the method of cleaning hands and instruments was
introduced by men like John Tyendall, Louis Pasteur and Sir Joseph Lister
that the mortality rate began to drop.
The New York
State Department of Health, in 1960, issued a book describing a method of
washing the hands very similar to that found the BIBLE - Numbers Chapter
FOUNDER OF THE METHODIST CHURCH DECLARED IT WAS GOD'S WILL FOR MIRACLES TO
BE IN THE CHURCH, BUT THE MIRACLES HAD BEEN LOST DUE TO UNBELIEF
interesting to note that John Wesley - founder of the Methodist Church
declared that it is God's will for miracles to be in the Church, for the
entire Church age, but have been lost to the church because of UNBELIEF.
stated, "The only method of physics employed by the Early Church for
the first 400 years, was the prayer of faith."
science has come a long way since Papyrus Ebers was published in 1552, BC
and even since the 1840's in Vienna, but I still think that when your
family physician advises you to get a second or third opinion about an
operation, its a good idea.
Now if anyone
wants to try the remedy for falling hair, don't let me discourage you. But
then where would you find a hippopotamus these days?
As for me and
my house, we will Trust the Lord and serve Him only!
IS THE KEY
healing, miracles and answers to Prayer?
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
SEEKING GOD IN PRAYER, PRAISE, WORSHIP AND EXPECTANT FAITH
receiving miracles and answers to prayers in found in seeking God in
prayer, praise, worship and having expectant faith. Unfailing faith that
God will answer your prayers and expect a miracle. I
believe that a major key to miraculous healing miracles can be found
in the steadfast faith, steadfast godly lifestyle and exemplary Christian
DOCTOR ANSWERS QUESTIONS ON FAITH HEALING
Dr. A. Wagenaar of Hilversum, Holland
Dr. Wagenaar, will you tell us what your position is in the field of
"I have been medical superintendent in the
Orchidee Hospital, Hilversum, for the last six years. Before that I was a
family doctor for 23 years in Dordrecht."
Do you believe in
miracles of healing?
"Of course! In my practice as a family doctor I have seen many
miracles take place."
When is healing
"When it is not the result of medical
Can a miracle not be
explained away psychologically?
"No, that is not to be thought of. Just
as you cannot explain away the miracles of the New Testament.
physician knows that spontaneous miracles do occur. You will be interested
to know that spontaneous hearings have even been reported in patients who
suffer from cancer. This has been publicized several times in medical
journals. Medical science has admitted that miracles do occur after the
prayer of faith."
You said that you have
seen miracles occur in your practice. Could you give us an example?
"Yes, in Dordrecht I had a very busy practice.
A family doctor in the course of his practice meets many people who are in
urgent need of medical help and he does all he can to help them.
will tell you about one patient. He used to play music in bars and was
inclined to treat life lightly. He needed an operation and I gave him a
card for the hospital. But before he was to be operated on I asked him to
go with me to one of Ev. Johan Maasbach's big meetings. He agreed and,
during the meeting, concentrated on God. When he went later to check in
for the operation the surgeon said, You can go home, we are not going to
operate on you, you are totally healed!"
Have you advised other
people too to go to Johan Maasbach's meetings?
"Yes, many! Generally after an
introductory talk and often after I have spoken to one of the elders of
the church; I asked the elder to visit my patient and, so to speak, break
the ice. I know that Br. Maasbach sends the patient on to the Heavenly
Doctor who can do more than all the branches of science combined.
and above those I have mentioned I have sent many others to Br. Maasbach
after they had been to consult me. I have seen them saved in the meeting
and healed as well. I am so glad that in this time when one church after
another is being broken down there are still people who let their voices
be heard more than ever. We urgently need more men like Johan Maasbach.
is a man who has preached for many years that sickness usually comes from
within - from the heart of man - and is often the result of hate, envy,
grudges and bitterness. Now medical science too admits that many diseases
are a result of inner tensions!"
You believe then that
Br. Maasbach is not being medically irresponsible in what he preaches?
"No indeed! He preaches that people who come
forward for healing must bring not only their sins but also their cares
and all their inner problems to God. That is a healing truth. That is
How did you yourself
come to faith in Christ?
"I will tell you! When I was a young man of 23
1 almost drowned. I was trying to save a woman who had fallen into the
water and it nearly resulted in my own death. However, after fighting for
my life and finally reaching dry land, I was a new man. I knew that I had
reached a spiritual turning point. God had let me live!"
What do you think about
certain doctors who have seen miracles with their own eyes and still
refuse to believe?
"I have met people who have had their healing
confirmed by many people and who afterwards went to various doctors to
demonstrate their hea5;ng only to be rejected. I must assume that these
doctors are totally blind to God's existence..
is not however a problem peculiar to medical science; you know as well as
I do that many ministers, preachers and priests; are just as blind to the
message of divine heating."
Doctor, do you often
speak to your patients about faith in Jesus Christ?
"I always do so when I feel so guided. When you
know that, medically speaking, there is no cure possible then - at least
this is how it is for me - you can only speak a positive word, the Word of
have personally led several people who were ill to the through inner
tensions to the Lord. Only He, Jesus Christ, can give that desperately
Do you think that later
a medical cure may be found for certain illnesses which can now only be
cured by a miracle?
"If I think of cancer, I know that man is hard
at work to find a cure. This is the prediction and hope of everyone
working in that field. However they have not yet found a cure. And should
a medical cure be found there will still be other incurable
Finally doctor, do you
consider that personal faith in Jesus Christ is of importance to science?
"Very important!! You know that science has
gone out on a limb in believing that man is descended from apes. Science
is still trying to find the missing link!! The friction between faith and
science is that when man comes to faith he can no longer accept such
theories as that of evolution.
in Jesus Christ is of the utmost importance for all, including those
engaged in the pursuit of scientific knowledge."
and with His stripes we were healed." Isaiah 53:5