Gifts of the Spirit
UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES
& WHAT TO DO
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken
the children of Issachar, which were men who had understanding
of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of
them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their
commandment." (1 Chronicles 12:32)
ARE THE MEN AMONG US TODAY?
are the men among us today who understand the times and who
know what we ought to do? The ability to understand 'the
times', is undoubtedly a rare ability. And to know how to be
proactive or reactive in each situation is equally important.
There is a natural ability which comes from genetic
inheritance, experience or observation!
HAS GIVEN TO HIS BODY, WHICH IS THE CHURCH,
NINE SUPERNATURAL GIFTS
is also the spiritual gifting which comes
directly from the Holy Spirit! God has given to His body,
the Church, nine supernatural spiritual gifts which include the
unique 'Gift of the word of knowledge' and the 'Gift of the word
to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the
word of knowledge by the same Spirit." (1 Corinthians
12:8) The 'gift of the word of knowledge' is the
supernatural ability to know things that are not naturally known
and the 'gift of the word of wisdom' is the
supernatural ability to know how to act or react to that
has so equipped His Church with these safeguards and tools to not
only protect it but to thrust it forward in its task of building
His Kingdom! Whether the ability to "understand the
times" and to "know what to do" come to
us through natural ability or supernatural gifts is
immaterial. The important thing is that we are apprised of
the situation, our eyes are wide open and our minds are alert to
know, see and do the right things!
pray for each one reading these lines that our dear Lord will
grant unto all the ability to "know Him who to know is
life eternal" and the desire to walk with Him in truth,
sincerity and humility, trusting only in His merits for time and
that we may understand the times and know what to do in order to
keep our families safe from the filth and gutter slime so
prevalent in our disintegrating society. To keep our
children safe from this corrupt, wicked and perverted world?
(2 John 1:1-9)
THOU THAT SLEEPEST!
Bible admonishes: "Wherefore He saith, Awake thou that
sleepest and arise from the dead and Christ shall give thee
light. See then that
ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise;
the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not
unwise, but UNDERSTANDING what the will of God
is. And be not drunk with wine wherein in excess, but be
filled with the Spirit." (Ephesians 5:14-18)
may ask: "Where are the Men?" We have
a real problem because we live in a society where many younger men
have had no role model due to broken homes and absent Dads! The
rage these young men have developed, because of the ache in their
hearts for a father, often surfaces against their wives and
it is even worse in common-law arrangements, hopping from one
relationship to another, leaving behind bruised and
hurting women and children, as well as heart broken
numbers of families are hurting because of stubborn
foolish pride, self-centeredness, and demons of lust let
loose through immoral movies, alcohol, drug abuse and pornography!
BLAME THE DEVIL!
blame the Devil who has blinded the eyes of religious leaders
who have been asleep at the switch and didn't see the approaching
train filled with worldly pleasure, compromise and lethargy!
Some blame must also go to parents who have allowed their children
to change the rules and call the shots!
Paul stated: "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them
that are lost. In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them which believed not, lest the
light of the glorious gospel of Christ, Who is the image of God,
should shine unto them." (2 Corinthians 4:3,4)
blame our Politicians who have listened to the voices of the crowd
crying: "Give us the Murdered Barabbas"
and "Crucify Jesus the Christ: We won't have Him to
rule over us." (Matthew 27:20-26)
politicians are often allowed to pass laws that are unhealthy,
immoral and ungodly and believe that they can go scot-free, that
there are no further consequences!
good example of this is the 'same-sex marriage' or as it has been
aptly called 'man-on-man' marriage, which our former corrupt
Government pushed through against the wishes of the majority of
Canadians. Do they think that they had the last word on
that? Do they think that they can get away with it?
they won't! It will come back to bite them in this life and
the next! One day
every lawmaker, politician and judge that has contributed to the
breakdown of society, destruction of marriages through perverted
laws, knowingly releasing pedophiles and murderers into society to
molest rape and kill, will stand before the greatest Judge of all
to hear His verdict.
Word states: "For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven
against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold
the truth in unrighteousness." (Romans 1:18)
DOES THAT MEAN?
means to suppress the truth and hide it from the people, to cover
it up or water it down. It means to lie about the truth and
promote the very opposite. It means to substitute another
agenda that is carnal, fleshly and untruthful.
Paul warned: "Because that when they knew God, they glorified
Him not as God....but became vain in their imaginations, and
their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves
to be wise, they became fools. Wherefore GOD
GAVE THEM UP to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts,
to dishonour their own bodies between
changed the truth of God into a lie...
this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their
women did change the natural use into that which is against
nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural
use of the woman, burned in their lust, one toward another...
even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God
gave them over to a REPROBATE MIND, to do those things which are
not convenient." (Romans 1:21-28)
"Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled:
but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge." (Hebrews
Bible warns perverts: And Jesus called a little
child unto Him and set him in the midst of them.
And said, "Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted and
become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of
whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me,
it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck
and he were drowned in the depth of the sea."
(Matthew 18:2, 3, 6)
GREAT DAY OF JUDGMENT!
philosopher, theologian and preacher
who suppresses the truth and perverts the teachings of Jesus
Christ will have to stand before the Eternal Judge on the 'Day of
will appear at the Great White Throne presided over by our Lord
I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose
face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no
place for them.
I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the book
were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of
life: and the dead were
judged out of those things which were written in the books,
according to their works.
the sea gave up the dead that were in it; and death and hell
delivered up the dead which were in them; and they were judged
every man according to their works. And death and Hell were
cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast
into the lake of fire." (Revelation 20:11-15)
AT THE BEMA SEAT JUDGMENT
in Christ will all appear at the Bema Seat Judgment.
It is where followers of Jesus Christ will be judged for rewards
or lack thereof depending on their works: Here are the words of
Holy Scripture on this matter:
we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of
we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that every
one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he
hath done, whether it be good of bad." (2 Corinthians
Bible commands believers to turn from sins that war against the
soul and flee from the wrath to come, by abiding in Christ the
sure rock of our salvation! St. Paul admonishes the church
thus: "If so be that ye have heard Him, and have been taught
by Him, as the TRUTH is in Jesus:
ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which
is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the
spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man which after
God is created in righteousness and true holiness."
putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for
ye are members one of another. Neither give place to the
devil." (Ephesians 4:21-27)
HEED TO GOD'S WORD!
beseech ye therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that
ye present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto
God, which is your reasonable service;. And be not conformed
to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect
will of God." (Romans 12:1, 2)
seeing we also are compassed with so great a cloud of
witnesses, let us lay
aside every weight, and the sin which both so easily beset us, and
let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith;
for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising
the shame, and is set down at the right hand at the throne of
God." (Hebrews 12:1,2)
are three things we must do: Consider Jesus: "Wherefore,
holy brethren, partakers of thrb heavenly calling, consider the
Apostle and High Priest (Hebrews 3:1): There is no-one like
Him; Saviour, Redeemer, Healer, Friend, God! Look
unto Jesus: "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher
of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the
Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of
God (Hebrews 12:2):
Don't just look at Him but look unto Him for forgiveness, counsel,
comfort and healing. Go to Him with your needs and watch Him
work in your life.
MUST FOLLOW JESUS!
must Follow Jesus:
"Let us go forth therefore unto Him without the camp, bearing
His reproach.."(Hebrews 13:13). Take uyour cross and
become His Disciple. Serve Him
and Live for Him. Look for His
return! (Matthew 11:28) You will them become like the Sons
of Issachar who understood the times and knew what Israel had to
God richly bless you as you draw near unto Him, for He has
promised to draw near unto you! (James 4:8) He will accept
you when you call upon His name in sincerity and faith. (John
IN COMMUNING WITH GOD
by: Pastor Max
the Evangelical Lutheran Church we sang all the wonderful hymns of
praise to our Lord and heard sermons extolling God, but to hear
individual believers voice their praise to the Almighty in thanks
for His miraculous intervention in their lives was foreign to me.
was like reliving the Book of Acts to hear testimonies of
conversions from alcohol and drug addiction, gambling and false
religious cults. Add to that, miraculous healings from
tumors, cancers, blindness, deafness, arthritis, ulcers and other
diseases was mind boggling.
knew that God had healed my Mother in 1920 under the ministry of
Evangelists Storm and Monson in Norway. Other gifts of the
Holy Spirit like prophesying and speaking in tongues, however,
were totally foreign to me.
DAD WAS INSTANTLY HEALED
my Dad was instantly healed of serious gallbladder problems and
heart disease in March 1956 through Oral Roberts' radio
Ministry, the Holy Bible became alive to me!
is quite possible that if I had not seen the reality of the Gospel
working in my Father's miraculous healing and transformation
through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, I would not be in the
the Holy Spirit strove mightily with me during Revival Meetings in
1951 with Pastor Sylvan Johnson at S.L.B.I. (now Lutheran
Collegiate Bible Institute) Outlook, Saskatchewan, I did not have
the courage to totally follow Christ!
1957, following my Father's amazing experience of the Baptism
of the Holy Spirit, I was again drawn by God's love and
mercy to the Cross of Calvary in total repentance and
submission to His will, and call on my life! For the next
six years I devoured God's Word and prayed much for the Holy
Spirit's guidance as I worked in the secular world, while
preparing for the Ministry of Deliverance into which He was
divinely leading me!
SPOKE IN TONGUES AND MAGNIFIED GOD!
believe in speaking in tongues like St. Paul, D.L. Moody,
Charles Finney and Oral Roberts. And I believe in
Divine Healing through faith in Jesus Christ and His finished work
on Calvary's Cross and that, "By His stripes we are
healed." (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16, 17; 1 Peter
was such a blessing to have received the gift of prophesy
(1 Corinthians 12:10) in order to exhort, edity and comfort God's
people. Praising and magnifying God, however, is an
absolute essential in the Christian life in order to keep up a
vital contact with our Heavenly Father!
lives are like a body of water. If water flows in but has
not outlet it becomes stagnant, and all life there ceases to
exist. Then death takes over. The Dead Sea is a
good example of that!
movement of water into and out of a body of water creates an
atmosphere conductive to life. The constant intake and
outflow causes a cleansing action, making the water fresh.
analogy shows us that receiving from God without praising Him and
sharing His goodness with others makes us stagnant, and spiritual
Bible says, "He that offereth praise glorifieth Me."
(Psalms 50:23); "God inhabits the praises of His
people..." (Psalms 22:3)
scriptures are filled with praises to God. Repeatedly David
declared, "O that men would praise the Lord for His
wonderful works to the children of men." (Psalms 107:8)
David was a man after God's own heart and knew how to praise and
bless the Lord! He even encouraged himself to praise God:
"Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless
His Holy Name. Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all
His benefits..." (Psalms 103:1)
GOD IS ESSENTIAL FOR COMMUNION WITH GOD!
ye the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in the
firmament of His power. Praise Him for His might acts:
praise Him according to His excellent greatness."
"...Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.
Praise ye the Lord." (Psalms
is incumbent upon us to thank and praise God for His gifts to us,
as well as testify to others of His great goodness, mercy, love
and power. The Bible says, "Forbid not to speak
with tongues." (1 Corinthians 14:39) And St. Paul
declared emphatically, "I speak with tongues more than
ye all." (1 Corinthians 14:18)
Paul prayed in the Spirit, speaking and singing in unknown tongues
on a daily basis: "What is it then? I will pray
with the Spirit and I will pray with the understanding also.
I will sing with the Spirit, and I will sing with the
understanding also." (1 Corinthians 14:15)
can't imagine many of today's Evangelical preachers meeting the
old 'Apostle to the Gentiles' and spending a few hours a
day with him! They would have to ask him to leave, put
him in a basement room and shut the door and stop preaching from
the Epistles he wrote. Or they would have to repent of
their ignorance, stupidity, hardness of heart and be filled with
the Holy Ghost themselves.
Paul would certainly have to rebuke them and set them straight!
It would be a very interesting meeting indeed!
having them meet Ignatius, Tertullion, St. Augustine, Martin
Luther, D.L. Moody or R.A. Torrey would change their theology
about the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire! (Luke 3:16; Acts
BELIEVE IN THE HOLY GHOST!
Church Fathers who formulated the Apostles Creed certainly
believed in the Holy Ghost and in every instance in the Bible
where believers received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost they spoke
in tongues and magnified God!
believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived
by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under
Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. he
descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the
dead; He ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right hand of God
the Father Almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick
and dead. I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY GHOST, the Holy
Christian Church, the Communion of Saints, the Forgiveness of
sins, the Resurrection of the Body, and the Life everlasting.
Paul declared, "He that speaketh in an unknown tongue
speaketh not unto men but unto God; for no man understandeth him;
howbeit, in the Spirit he speaketh mysteries." (1
the Bible says, "He that speaketh in an unknown tongue
edifieth himself...." (1 Corinthians 14:4) Certainly we
need to edify and build up ourselves in Christ, more now than
ever, as we approach the end!
Word of God states emphatically: "But ye, building up
yourselves in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy
Ghost." (praying in tongues is devotion to God)
who do not pray in the Spirit (unknown tongues) are said to
be sensual, having not the Spirit (Holy Spirit). And, they will
ridicule you and separate you from their company. (Jude 19)
WARNED: "Verily I say unto you: All sins shall be
forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever
they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy
Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal
damnation: Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit."
WHO RIDICULE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
ARE ON DANGEROUS GROUND!
Pharisees accused our Saviour of healing the sick and casting out
devils by the power of Satan. Since He was doing these works
"by the Spirit of God" they essentially called the Holy
Spirit a devil!
is my advice: If you cannot understand some of the things
God is doing, don't fight against Him. Don't make the
mistake the Pharisees made! Thank God for the many preachers
of the Gospel today who declare with St. Paul: "Forbid not to
speak with tongues." (1 Corinthians 14:39) "Quench
not the spirit. Despise not prophesyings." (1
remember, the 'gift of tongues' in concerrt with the 'gift
of interpretation' is equal to prophecy!
would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye
prophesied; for greater is he that prophesieth than he that
speaketh with tongues, EXCEPT he interpret, that the chuch may
receive edifying." (1 Corinthians 14:5)
one of America's foremost Baptist Evangelists, DR. HYMAN APPELMAN
conducted a glorious revival crusade in our church (1972), I asked
him: "Have you been filled with the Holy Ghost? Do you speak
in tongues Brother Appelman?"
answered in the affirmative: "Yes, I have been filled with
the Holy Ghost. Yes, I speak with other tongues!"
I asked, "How is it that you - the preacher that most Baptist
and Evangelical preachers greatly respect - speak in tongues, when
they put so little stock in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?"
good Jewish friend, Dr. Hyman Appelman replied, "The Holy
Ghost got to me before the Baptists did," No wonder
BILLY GRAHAM stated: "Dr. Hyman Appelman is one of the most
powerful preachers I have ever heard!"
that mighty man of God, DR. RICHARD WURMBRAND spoke at our church
in Edmonton in the 1970s, I asked him a very personal question.
I said: "Brother Wurmbrand, I was raised in the Lutheran
Church but I have been filled with the Holy Ghost and I speak with
other tongues. You are a Lutheran Pastor who has been
tortured and suffered terribly for Jesus Christ. Have you
been filled with the blessed Holy Ghost and spoken in other
said: "As you know the Communists brainwashed, tortured and
beat me constantly. After some time, I could not remember
the Lord's Prayer, the Twenty-third Psalm or John 3:16. All
I could do was say: "Jesus I love you. You know
that I love you. Please show me your love."
had beaten me so severely that the blood ran down my legs unto the
ground. Suddenly the power of God came upon me and I began
to sing in a language I did not know and I danced in the Spirit
for four hours and felt no pain. My blood spattered onto the
walls of that dungeon as I danced and sang and spoke in unknown
WORK OF A BELIEVER: Telling others about Jesus!
of the first Gospel tracts I published in 1958 was titled "Victorious
Christian Living." In it I outlined three very
important and imperative steps to follow in order to live a
consistent, victorious Christian life.
are as follows:
Read the Bible regularly.
2. Pray often with praise and thanksgiving.
3. Witness at every available opportunity with wisdom and
thing that has set 'spirit-filled, full gospel people' apart from
other Christians is the fact of a POWERFUL PERSONAL WITNESS to
their fellowmen, of the crucified and risen Christ who is the same
yesterday, today and forever!
angel of God spoke to the women at Christ's empty tomb on that
great resurrection morning thusly: "...Fear not ye: for I
know that ye seek Jesus which was crucified. He is not here:
for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where
the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He
is risen from the dead; and, behold, He goeth before you into
Galilee; there shall ye see Him: lo, I have told you."
AND SEE: GO QUICKLY AND TELL!
Bible records that they went with great haste to bring His
disciples word of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
They went with great haste because they had an urgent
message to tell!
a message we have to tell the world. Our wonderful Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again for our
justification, and is even now alive, interceding for us at the
Father's right hand. Hallelujah!
is no secret, hidden agenda in God's Word. Everything is
open and above board with our Lord.
is plenty of proof for sincere truth seekers. The angel
said, "Come and see. Go and tell." I say to
skeptics: "There is plenty of viable evidence to prove the
existence of God and the validity of the Holy Bible. And as
far as God's love for mankind, Calvary proved that!"
message is clear. Once we have heard the truth and
experienced the blessings of Christ's salvation, we are duty bound
to go and tell someone else the Good News!
Bible states that they returned to Jerusalem and were constantly
in the temple praising and blessing God. They also went from
house to house with great joy and gladness - breaking bread
and fellowshipping around God's Word.
DOES MAGNIFYING GOD MEAN?
Scripture says they were continually magnifying God. To
MAGNIFY GOD means to not only glorify Him, but to lift Him up so
high that He appears larger in the eyes and ears of the hearers
than He had seemed to them earlier.
Christians make God look very small. We are to magnify Him
so that everyone may begin to understand how marvelous and
wonderful or Lord really is. Oh, how GREAT IS THE LORD
spirit-filled people really and truly praise and magnify God with
all their hearts! Only those who have been "born of the
Spirit" and filled with God's presence feel at home in His
listening to the dry, dead, monotone sounds of the average
fundamentalist preacher, you certainly wouldn't be convinced that
God is alive, real and moving by His mighty power in this
of the theology that is expounded has to do with the past and
future, with a glaring omission of today! This is especially
noticeable in regards to the present day ability of the
Omniscient, Omnipresent and Eternal God to work miracles among His
people on earth in the 21st century.
is the same old story as that of Mary and Martha.
FAITH OF MARY & MARTHA
the death of her brother, Martha said, "I know if you had
been here (4 days ago), my brother would not have died."
said, "Your brother shall rise again!" She
answered, "I know that he shall rise again in the
resurrection of the last day." (future) (John 11:24)
Jesus answered her, "I am the resurrection and the
life." (NOW) (John 11:25)
Martha was upset that Jesus had not been there before her brother
died and she expressed faith for his future resurrection, she
nevertheless kept the door open for a present day miracle:
I know that even now, whatsoever Thou wilt ask of God, God will
give it Thee." (John 11:22)
years Herbert W. Armstrong called his radio and TV show 'The World
Tomorrow'! Others religions, such as the Jehovah's Witnesses
speak constantly about the coming New World or Kingdom Age!
we are thrilled about the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ and
Live Everlasting with Christ, we have something to offer people
who accept His Gospel here and now! The God is the God of
WE BE LIKE THE FIRST FOLLOWERS OF JESUS: NOT LIKE THE
SUBSTITUTES OF TODAY!
heart's desire is that God will raise up an army of people who
will say, like St. Paul, "...I believe God." (Acts
the face of persecution, temptation, sickness or death, let us
hold onto our confession of faith and belief in Christ Jesus our
Lord! Let us constantly practice what the Bible teaches,
glorifying and magnifying God!
doubters, skeptics and unbelievers scorn us for believing in and
proclaiming a Risen Saviour, Who still forgives sinners, brings
peace to the troubled and healing to the sick, as well as baptizes
with the Holy Ghost and power, let us tell them, "YOUR GOD IS
the 1960's as a commercial traveler, I met a variety of people in
my travels and when they heard that I was "religious" we
often had animated discussions about the Bible.
fundamentalist preacher who was rabidly anti-Pentecostal made this
fervent statement: "Divine healing is not for me and the
Baptism of the Holy Ghost is not for me." I replied:
"You are right Sir, these things are not for you, but they
are for me because I believe. Since you do not believe and
desire these gifts, God will not force them upon you."
a desperate attempt to prove his point he made this ridiculous
statement: "We don't need any miracles today because
everybody knows that Jesus rose from the dead!"
THERE WAS A TIME WE NEEDED GOD'S MIRACULOUS WONDERS IT IS TODAY!
replied, "Sir, all of the statements you have made, that is
the most ignorant. We live in a world where anti-God
Communism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Animism, Pagan Religions,
false cults and secular humanism are covering much of the earth
and you say that everyone knows that Jesus Christ rose from the
serve a great, big, wonderful God. A God Who keeps His Word.
And since Jesus Christ died and rose again for our total
salvation, we are recipients of His goodness, mercy and love!
is nothing impossible with Him Who is the Alpha and Omega, the
First and the Last, the King of Kings and the Lord of lords and
the only Saviour of the world.
THE SINNER -
let me unequivocally: God is able, ready and willing to save you!
The Bible says, "For the
Son of man is come to seek and save that which was lost."
(Luke 19:10) Also, "Come unto Me, all ye who labour and
are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
THE DISCOURAGED AND WEAK -
let me say without fear of contradiction, God will fill you
with the Holy Ghost! Jesus said, "Ye shall receive
power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be
witnesses..." (Acts 1:8)
St. Peter declared, "Repent and be baptized every one of you
in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye
shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is
unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even
as many as the Lord our God shall call." (Acts 2:38-39)
THOSE WHO ARE SICK & DISEASED
- I say emphatically, Jesus Christ was "wounded for
our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the
chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we
are healed." (Isaiah 53:5) "That it might be
fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself
took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses." (Matthew
Bible says, "Is any sick among you? let him call for the
elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him
with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith
shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he
have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him." (James
THOSE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES -
Always remember that God is more than enough (El Shaddai)
to meet your needs! "But my God shall supply all your
need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
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)
Paul said, "But this I say, He which soweth sparingly
shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall
reap also bountifully." (2 Corinthians 9:6-8)
TO ALL WHO NEED FORGIVENESS, DELIVERANCE & ENCOURAGEMENT
Jesus Christ stands ready to help you. Without hesitation, I
invite you to call upon the Name of the Lord and be saved.
Paul declared, "Whosoever shall call on the Name of the
Lord shall be saved." (Acts 2:21); "Casting al
your cares upon Him; for He careth for you." (1 Peter
has the power to make you free! Jesus said, "And ye
shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
is absolutely nothing that God is unable to do. He can do
all things He wills to do because He is all powerful (omnipotent),
all knowing and all wise (omniscient) and everywhere present at
all times (omnipresent).
said, "If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him
that believeth." (Mark 9:23); "With men this is
impossible but not with God. For with God all things are
possible." (Mark 10:27)
BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT GIVES
YOU A NEW IMPETUS
answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water,
but One mightier than I cometh, the latchet of Whose shows I am
not worthy to unloose: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost
and fire." (Luke 3:16)
said: "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost
is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me.. and unto the
uttermost part of the earth."
He appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat and upbraided them
with their belief and hardness of heart, because they believed not
them which had seen Him after He was risen."
He said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel
to every creature. And 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 down
their hands on the sick and they shall recover."
then after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into
Heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went
forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and
confirming the Word with signs following. Amen."
instructed His followers to be generous to God and fellowman and
His blessings will follow. Here are two of His promises for
us all: "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)
seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all
these things shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33)
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- Pastor Max Solbrekken
and the Final
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
the almost apocalyptic beheading of twenty-one Egyptian Christians
by hate filled, demon possessed Islamic terrorists - following in
the steps of their genocidal seventh-century leader - almost makes
any normal person sick.
are not human; worse than beasts", you say! Yet, the
Bible says that God loves them and Jesus died
for their sins, as evil as they are. By looking into their eyes
you see what happens when the devil takes control of a soul! Pray
for their salvation!
that Saul of Tarsus was a Jewish Terrorist who killed
believers in Yeshua Ha Maschiach (Jesus the Messiah) and
how Jesus changed him! He changed his name to Paul and
under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, wrote nearly one-half of
the New Testament! Can these evil men change? Yes! With God all
things are possible! (Mark 9: 23; 10:27)
said that, "Would you want these inflamed criminals, who have
innocent blood on their hands living in your neighbourhood? To be
free to molest, rape and brainwash your children and take over the
country?" I think not!
barbarians are taught from early childhood to hate, rape and
murder defenseless people who do not bow their heads to the ground
in worship to their 'moon god'. They are slaves to a
politically dangerous system of cruelty and inhumanity!
as children of God and believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, we are
commanded to love them, pray for them and to win them for Christ
and His Kingdom.
CAME TO SAVE SINNERS
Good News is that Jesus Christ came into the world to "seek
and to save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10) He didn't
come for the righteous, but He came for sinners. The Holy Bible
states: "All have sinned and fallen short of the Kingdom
of God." (Romans 3:23) That includes us all, no
Scriptures declare: "God hath concluded all under
sin", so that we are all guilty and without excuse: "…That
every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty
before God." (Romans 3: 19). Again, St Paul writes:
"The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal
life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6: 23)
are saved by Grace alone, through Faith alone,
and in Christ alone! It is not by works of
righteousness, but by His grace that we are saved. (Ephesians 2:
8, 9). Christ alone suffered, bled and died for our sins to
bring us to God.
Bible says: "Being justified freely by His grace
through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set
forth to be a propitiation (satisfaction,) through
faith in His BLOOD, to declare His righteousness for
the remission of sins that are passed, through the forbearance of
declare, I say at this time His righteousness: that He might be
just, and the justifier of Him which believeth in Jesus."
(Rom. 3: 24-26). The Sovereignty of God demanded punishment for
SIN and the CROSS provided the FINAL SOLUTION.
four thousand years, God, in His great mercy and kindness allowed
the sacrifice of innocent lambs, goats and bullocks
(occasionally a red heifer) to suffice.
the ‘fullness of time’ had come, Almighty God gave Himself in
His SON, to be the propitiation for our sins. The word
propitiation means the covering, satisfaction and
expiation. The only RIGHTEOUS ONE, Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
had to die to cover our sins and satisfy the demands of Divine
righteous, just and merciful God had to bring judgment upon
all sinners through the VICARIOUS death of a righteous man. No man
could qualify for all are born in sin, therefore He had to pay the
sin debt Himself.
INCARNATION of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, settled the
sin question for time and eternity, through His sacrificial death
WAS BORN TO DIE IN OUR PLACE
is why Jesus of Nazareth had to be crucified. He was born to die;
to be crucified in order to pay the sin debt for all unrighteous
humanity, to meet the demands of Divine Justice for our awful sins
against the Almighty.
is possibly the Bible’s greatest verse: "He that
spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall
He not with Him also freely give us all things?" (Romans
1978, I was preaching in Ghana, Africa in a large
Gospel Crusade. I became very homesick. I could not eat their
food. The netting around my bed was broken and since I had
forgotten to take my anti-malaria pills, I didn't get much sleep.
was very unhappy even though we were seeing many souls come to
Christ and powerful miracles were taking place. I was studying
Romans when suddenly it jumped out at me with such force that I
was shocked. Our Heavenly Father let me know what it cost Him to
provide the Great Salvation that I was proclaiming so freely!
WAS SMITTEN OF GOD
had read that verse many times but never fully understood it. I
was torn to pieces as I saw how the Father had ‘TURNED
OVER’ His only begotten Son to murderers who would mock Him,
spit in His face, scourge Him and nail Him to the Cross of shame
wondered how He could do that, as I personally would never allow
anyone to harm my wife or children. Only over my dead body, would
anyone molest, rape or kill my family!
He took me to Isaiah: "Surely He hath borne our
sicknesses (heb.makob ) and carried our
pains (heb.nasa): yet we did esteem Him stricken,
SMITTEN OF GOD and afflicted.
He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for
our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and
with His stripes we are healed.]
we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his
own way; and the Lord hath LAID
UPON HIM the iniquity of us all. Yet it pleased to BRUISE
HIM; He hath put HIM TO GRIEF..." (Isaiah 53:
the Father laid our sins, sicknesses and pains on His Son. It was
God the Father Who smote His Son for us, and
what really tore me up was that God was pleased
when Jesus suffered, bled and died for us! I prayed and
wept for several days after God had spoken to me!
after that crusade, God opened the door to ARGENTINA. No
crusades were held there because of the Military Rule,
but God opened the door for Omar Cabrera and me
to reach Cordova for Christ.
Miracles happened every evening and the crowd grew to 48,000 on
May 15, 1978. Omar Cabrera then continued the Crusades and his
Cordova Church grew from zero to 8,000 in 9 months and within 18
months, Vision de Futuro had 150 churches with 450 pastors.
Carlos Anacandia got saved and began to preach and the rest is
history as he and others have reached several millions.
SPOKE TO THE MILITARY
when Omar contacted me his heart was to go to Paraguay, but that
wasn't working out. The Holy Spirit put Argentina on my heart.
Omar had been forced to leave his country when his name was found
on a Rebel hit list. He said he was finished with Argentina and
would never return, but I was adamant that we should hold the
crusade there. Finally Omar said: "Okay, we'll try
started with six thousand in attendance the first night. By the
fourth night we had 10,000 and the Chief of Police finally
came back to town and signed the permit. The Roman Catholic Church
which had opposed the Crusade, lost control over their people.
Nuns and priests attended openly rejoicing in the great things
which God did and carrying their tape recorders to get the
messages I brought.
had requested a meeting with the Military Junta and
demanded that they stop their persecution of the Evangelicals and
Pentecostals to which they agreed. From that day onward the
persecution stopped and the Revival steam rolled ahead.
preaching to the four Colonels
for 20 minutes about God and
the Devil, Heaven and Hell, the Cross and the Blood
of Christ, the leading COLONEL said loudly, "What do
you want from us?" I
said: "Stop persecuting the Evangelicals and the
Pentecostals!" He said: "O.K. What else do
answered: "Get down on your knees and give your
hearts to the Lord." They were shocked. Omar
let out a big laugh, I smiled and they relaxed. I
said: "I would like to pray for you and
Immediately, he said: "Yes, please do."
After prayer, thy all shook my hand and told me about the good
things they had heard about the crusade.
is how the official persecution stopped and how the REVIVAL
started in Argentina in May, 1978. Praise the Lord.
INTO ALL THE WORLD
Gospel is for ALL people of ALL the world including
the Muslim World! Jesus Christ commanded: "Go ye
into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved ...."
(Mark 16: 15-20)
David prophesied: "The kings of the earth set themselves, and
the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord,
and against His ANOINTED, saying, Let us break the
bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. (Psalms 2: 2, 3)
Apostles prayed, quoting David: "For a truth
against Thy Holy Child Jesus, whom Thou hast anointed, both Herod,
and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the
people of Israel, were gathered together, for to do
whatsoever Thy hand and Thy counsel determined before to be
done." (Acts 4:25-28)
whole world was involved in carrying out the will of God in
the sacrificial death of Christ for us all. King Herod, Pontius
Pilate, the Gentiles and Israel is a representation of the
Entire World that stands guilty in the SIN of crucifying the Son
the entire world is invited to receive God's forgiveness,
peace, healing, blessing and deliverance which has been purchased
for us all through the shed BLOOD of Jesus Christ our Lord
and His glorious resurrection from the dead.
Bible says: "Looking for that blessed HOPE and the
glorious appearance of the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ
Who GAVE HIMSELF for us, that He might redeem us from all
iniquity and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of
good works." (Titus 2:13, 14)
after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man
appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but
according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of
regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that
being justified by His GRACE, we should be made heirs
according to the hope of eternal life." (Titus 3: 4-7) All
glory to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
God able to save and fill with His Holy Spirit, the tough, evil,
perverted Muslim terrorists? Read Acts chapters 9, 22 and 28. If
He can reach a Jewish terrorist He can reach a Muslim terrorist!
Nothing is too hard for our God.
VICTORY - SATAN'S DEFEAT
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
shouted VICTORY from the Cross! He was speaking in Greek. The word
tetelestai comes from the Greek verb teleo, which
has three essential meanings: 'To finish something, to bring
something to an end; to fulfill something; to pay that which is
had FINISHED His work of Redemption. The fountain was now open for
sin and uncleanness! Christ's cleansing and healing blood was
available for lost, sick, suffering and perishing souls. He had
completed His Mission of Mercy and would return to His Father, and
pour out the Gift of the Holy Spirit upon His followers!
Bible states: “But Christ being come an High Priest of good
things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made
with hands, that is to say, not of this building; neither by the
blood of bulls and goats, but by His own BLOOD He entered in once into the Holy Place, having obtained Eternal
Redemption, for us.” (Hebrews 9: 11,12)
GREAT DAY OF ATONEMENT
a year on the Great Day of Atonement, only the High Priest could
enter the Holy of Holies in the Temple to make an atonement for
Israel's sins, by sprinkling the blood of the sacrificial goat on
the Mercy Seat.
the High Priest was allowed into the Holy of Holies where GOD the
Supreme Judge dealt with the sins of the nation of Israel. Sin had
to be paid for to satisfy the Laws of Divine Justice in the Courts
law said; “The soul that sinneth, it shall surely die,” (Ezekiel), but
another law stated: “It
is the Blood that maketh atonement for the soul.” (Leviticus
17: 11). A sinless Substitute could shoulder the blame
and die for the sinner. Innocent animals, who had no eternal souls
and no knowledge of sin could take the place of the offender.
on the Great Day of
Atonement, all of Israel would gather outside the Temple,
waiting to hear if God had forgiven their sins for another year.
The High Priest had to follow a very strict protocol in fulfilling
his personal life, ministry and duties before and during his
were attached to his robe so the waiting Israelites could hear
that he were still alive. If the High Priest failed to execute his
duty perfectly, he would immediately die, therefore he wore a rope
around his left ankle, so he could be retrieved from that holy
place if necessary.
was NO SEAT in the Holy of Holies and the High Priest stood
continually until he had finished his course of duty. He
spoke to no-one until his work was finished. He then, changed his
attire and went home.
our Heavenly High Priest, Jesus carried His Own Blood into the
Holy of Holies in Heaven! You will notice that on the third day
after His crucifixion, He appeared unto Mary, saying: “Touch
Me not, for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My
brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and your
Father; and to My God, and your God.” (John 20:
thereafter, He appeared unto the disciples: “Then the same day
at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were
shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came
Jesus and stood in the midst…” (John 20: 19, 20)
His extreme agony on the 'cursed tree' Jesus prayed for those who
had crucified Him: “Father, forgive them for they know not what
they do...” (Luke 23: 34). As the rulers with the people and the
soldiers derided and mocked Him, one of the malefactors prayed:
“Lord remember me when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom. And Jesus
said unto him, Verily, I say unto thee, TODAY
shalt thou be with Me in Paradise.” (Luke 23: 42, 43)
Bible says: “By the which will we are Sanctified through the
offering of the body of the Lord Jesus once for all. And every
priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same
sacrifices, which can never take away sin:
WENT TO PARADISE!
this Man after He had
offered one sacrifice for sins forever, SAT
DOWN on the right hand of God... For by one sacrifice he
had perfected forever them that that are sanctified.”
(Hebrews 10: 10-14)
is a FALSE teaching that says that Jesus was tormented in Hell for
three days to pay for our sins.
The truth is that He went directly to Paradise,
called Abraham’s Bosom. (Luke 16: 19-31).
One Sacrifice was the perfect, pure and sanctified body of our
Lord Jesus Christ!"
if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer
sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh;
How much more shall the blood of Christ, Who through the Eternal
Spirit, offered Himself without spot to God, PURGE your conscience from dead works to serve the Living God?
Christ hath not entered into the Holy Places made with hands,
which are the figures of the True; but into Heaven itself, now to
appear in the presence of God for us....
NOW once in the end of the world hath He appeared to put away SIN, by the
sacrifice of Himself."
(Hebrews 9: 13, 14, 24, 26)
ENDED SATAN’S DOMINATION!
Christ stripped the devil of all his usurped power and influence
over a rebellious race whom he had deceived by his twisted,
outright lies and false promises!
of Nazareth not only destroyed his power but also effectively
DESTROYED SATAN himself: "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 (Satan) 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)
praying during His water baptism, Jesus of Nazareth was filled
with the Holy Spirit. The Bible states:
"The Heaven was opened. And the Holy Ghost descended
in a bodily shape like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from
Heaven, which said, Thou art My beloved Son; in Thy I am well
the strategic moment of the Holy Spirit entering Jesus of
Nazareth, His FATHER audibly and forcefully identifies with His
incarnated (God in human flesh) SON, stating hat the Lord
Jesus is His Son with Whom He was well pleased!
Immediately after His baptism, Jesus of
Nazareth was driven by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness to be
tempted of the devil. During His forty day fast, our Saviour was
continually tempted by the Evil One but was victorious each time.
of Nazareth filled with the Holy Spirit, commanded: "Get thee
hence, Satan, for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy
God and Him only shalt Thou serve." (Matthew
4: 11). The devil had to obey the Son of God and angels came and
ministered unto Him.
His great victory over the devil, Jesus returned in the power of
the Holy Spirit and great miracles, signs and wonders occurred
everywhere He went!
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 diverse diseases and torments
and those which were possessed with devils, and those that were
lunatic and those which had the palsy; and He healed them."
(Matthew 4: 23, 24)
FULFILLED THE SCRIPTURES!
are 332 Old Testament Scriptures that deal with the coming Jewish
Messiah. Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled them all. Included in the 332
Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah, there are 61 major
prophecies. Dr. Peter Stoner states: According to the Scientific
Law of Probabilities, for anyone but Jesus to have fulfilled only
8 of the major prophecies, he would have only 1 chance out of 10
to the 17th power.
us to begin to understand that humungous number, Dr. Stoner gave
this explanation: Cover the entire State of Texas two feet deep,
with American silver dollars. Mark one silver dollar with an X.
Stir it into the mix. Blindfold a man, give him a cane and send
him out to search for that marked coin. He can take as long as he
wants, walk as far as he likes, dig as much as he likes. The first
coin he chooses, must have the mark on it!
HAS PAID FOR OUR SALVATION!
old song says:
"Iowed a Debt I
could not pay; He paid a Debt He did not owe, When Jesus died in
my place and took my all sins away."
Bible says: "For all have sinned and come short of the glory
of God; Being justified freely by His GRACE
through the Redemption that is in Christ Jesus;
God hath set forth to be a propitiation (satisfaction, covering, expiation) through faith in His Blood, to
declare His righteousness for the remission of sins, that are
passed, through the forbearance of God." (Romans 3: 23-26)
being justified by FAITH
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By Whom also
we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, that
rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
HOPE maketh not ashamed;
because the LOVE of God is
shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto
us. "For when we were yet without strength, in due time
Christ died for the ungodly.
commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners
Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by His
blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him." (Romans
the wages of SIN is death but the gift of God is Eternal Life
through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23)
AM BOUGHT WITH A PRICE!
Paul declared: "What, know ye not that your body is the
temple of the Holy Ghost which s in you, which ye have of God, and
ye are not your own.
ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body,
and in your spirit, which are God’s." (1
Corinthians 6:19, 20); "Ye are bought with a
price; be not ye servants of men." (1 Corinthians 7:
this is good and acceptable in the sight of God, our Saviour; Who
will have all men to be saved, and to come into the knowledge of
the truth. For this is one God, and one mediator between God and
men, the man Christ Jesus; Who
gave Himself a RANSOM
for all, to be testified in due time."
Christ gave Himself to redeem us all from Sin, Sickness, Hell and
Satan’s power. He purchased my soul with the blood of His cross!
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have Everlasting
TO MEET THY GOD
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
to meet thy God!
This was the admonition that Prophet Amos thundered out in his
day. God’s people had backslidden, corrupted themselves and
forsaken the true and living way.
had gone after the strange gods of the heathen, and were
worshipping at the altars of pagan idols. They had forgotten how
gracious the Lord is and turned their backs on Him.
HAD A FEARLESS PROPHET THAT HE COULD USE: A MAN WHO HADN'T SOLD
God had a man He could use! Amos was a prophet who had not
corrupted himself as others had done. God had a vessel He could
use - a mouthpiece with which to warn and admonish His people of
coming judgment for sin and forgiveness for those who would
message to the people then is the same as now: “Prepare to Meet
Thy God”! One day every living soul will stand before God and
give an account of his or her life.
BOOK OF LIFE WILL BE OPENED & THE DEAD WILL BE JUDGED
I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from Whose
face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no
place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before
God; and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which
is the book of life; and the dead were judged out of those things
which were written in the books according to their works and death
and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second
death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was
cast into the lake of fire.”
Bible says, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but
after this the judgment:” (Hebrews
9:27) THE MESSAGE OF THE PROPHETS was always the same - they
were two-fold - People must repent to receive mercy and
forgiveness or reject God’s Way and be judged. It was a message
of mercy and judgment!
is the same today. God has not changed, but many of ‘today’s
preachers’ have compromised and are not preaching ALL THE TRUTH
because of FEAR. They lack the boldness, courage and faith to
stand up and tell the Truth.
founder of the Methodist
Church - whose Ministry is accredited with turning England
back to God and saving it from the same fate as that which befell
France in the ungodly, brutal and bloody French Revolution,
stated: "I must preach law before I preach grace."
did he mean? Simply this, that in order for people to realize that
they need God's FORGIVENESS, they must be convicted of their sins!
And how does that take place? In several ways: God can arbitrarily
speak to people by His Holy Spirit in answer to the fervent
prayers of relatives or other concerned spiritual prayer warriors!
however, sinners are convicted through the anointed preaching of
God's Word. Millions of believers are saved today because of the
powerful preaching of anointed Spirit-filled men and women of God,
who have refused to compromise their message!
1970, Edmonton Transit bus driver, Eric Dykstra and his entire
family, were converted to Christ in our Church because of
the dozens of Bus Seat benches which carried our advertising with
the clear-cut message: "Get Right With God!"
a letter to me, dated May 8, 2002, about five weeks before his
death, Eric wrote: "It has been 32 years almost to the day
that I accepted the Lord's saving message as preached by you that
Wednesday evening at the Edmonton Revival Centre. That was May 6,
you laid your hands on me and my family, the roof of the old
theatre didn't split open for angels to descend, but I received a
depth of peace in my inner being I had never before experienced.
Without realizing it, we stood at the jump-off point of an
exciting brand new phase of our lives.
kids all believe in their Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. (One is
even an M. Div and has been a pastor for five years). Our
grandchildren are taught the Word and the ways of the Lord
Creator, at home and at their respective churches. Your
faithfulness to God and perseverance in your Ministry has brought
wonderful blessings to countless families around the globe!
have at times speculated what would have happened if in the late
60s all these messages, 'Get Right With God!' hadn't been
scattered throughout the city by way of bus stop benches. Driving
my routes and spotting those ads gave me repeatedly opportunity to
meditate on their meaning!"
Dr. Oswald Smith's book, 'The Fire Of God' (1948), the man
that Billy Graham
called, "one of the world's greatest Missionary
Statesmen" wrote: "In my study of revival and
evangelism I have discovered that those most mightily used of God
always majored on five subjects. These five subjects inevitably
produced conviction. First, sin and salvation, then heaven and
hell, finally judgment. You see, a great many messages must
necessarily be given on SIN for sin to be exposed if there is to
be genuine conviction!"
Smith states: "When I was converted in the year 1906 in the
great Torrey-Alexander campaigns which was held in Massey Hall,
Toronto, I noticed, as I walked along the streets or through the
stores, or rode in the street cars, thousands of little white
cards, one inch wide and six inches long. On both sides these four
words were printed in bright red type, "Get Right With
made no difference which way the card fell, the message was always
there. As a result, thousands
were convicted. So many tens of thousands of these little white
cards had been distributed that it was impossible to get away from
them. Everybody saw them. They were lying about on every side and
those four little words preached a sermon that could never be
remember hearing Oral
Roberts - while in his prime - speaking on the sin of
compromising the truth. In his anointed message, the man who
won ten million souls to God and brought the healing power
of God to our generation, thundered out these words: "I
TO MEET THY GOD
was the same during the time of MICAH THE PROPHET. Micah
prophesied against the backsliding preachers, who had been bought
off and corrupted by worldly minded and sinful people around them,
which caused them to prophesy only what the people wanted to hear.
He declared, “But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of
the Lord and of judgment and might, to declare unto Jacob his
transgression and to Israel his sin”. (Micah 3:8)
is very merciful and will forgive all who come to Him in humility,
desiring forgiveness and salvation (John 6:37; 3:16), but He also
is a God of judgment and justice!
Bible says, “I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting
the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and
fourth generation of them that hate Me; and showing mercy unto
thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments”. (Exodus
my friend, you reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7-8), and be sure
your sin will find you out (Jonah 1:7). And don’t forget “It
is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God”
(Hebrews 10:31). SIN MUST BE PAID FOR IF IT ISN’T REPENTED
OF, and “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is
eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. (Romans 6:23)
are living in a day when preachers have given in to 'political
correctness' with their 'seeker sensitive' philosophy, so
that there is no longer conviction of sin! It's easy to get swayed
by great crowds who applaud a "God loves you",
with no strings attached preaching, but the Bible says:
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold all things become new."
my crusades around the world, I have noticed how everyone wants to
say the sinner's prayer and be healed physically, but many in
reality do not desire to make Jesus their Lord and forsake their
idols and leave their pagan beliefs. If a preacher, therefore,
isn't clear on God's hatred for sin and idolatry, he leaves them
in a very precarious position!
WARNED PREACHERS THAT WE MUST PREPARE TO MEET GOD
Lord Jesus Christ emphasized: "Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one
proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child
of hell than yourselves." (Matthew 23:15) He said:
"All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me: and him that
cometh to Me I will in wise cast out." (John 6: 37).
He also stated: "... but except ye repent, ye shall all
likewise perish." (Luke 3: 13)
Paul warned: "And that, knowing the time, that now it is
high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer
than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand:
let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on
the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in
rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in
strife and envying. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not
provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof."
(Romans 13: 11-14)
we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that
everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to
that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore
the terror (wrath) of God, we persuade men..." (2
great Apostle admonished: "I charge thee therefore before
God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, Who shall judge the quick (living)
and dead at His appearing and His kingdom. Preach the WORD; be
instant in season , out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with
all longsuffering and doctrine." (2 Timothy 4: 1-2)
may be able to fool your husband, wife, friends or even the
preacher, but you cannot fool God. He knows all about you, and if
you reject Him as your Saviour, He will be your Judge on that day.
the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the Holy Angels
with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory, and
before Him shall be gathered all nations and He shall separate
them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the
goats - and these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but
the righteous into life eternal”. (Matthew
to the words of invitation given by our blessed Lord and Redeemer,
Jesus Christ: “Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest”. (Matthew 11:28)
NOT TURN A DEAF EAR TO THIS GREAT OFFER OF SALVATION AND BLESSING,
BUT BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST TODAY!
Him into your heart by faith, repent and turn away from your sins,
and you will receive the gift of Eternal Life. DON’T DELAY, BUT
CALL OUT TO THE LORD FOR MERCY TODAY!
God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting
(John 3:16) Amen!
MESSAGE FROM INGVAR SOLBREKKEN
Father) Written in 1959.
said, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His
righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Church’ is not enough! One should make every effort to find a
church where there are signs, wonders and miracles - where God’s
power is recognized.
else can you prove it is ‘the Church’? St. Paul stated that
God “has placed miracles” in the Church. (1 Corinthians 12:28)
He commanded that we turn away from those who have “a form of
godliness and deny the power of God”. (1 Timothy 3:5-7)
Jesus Christ will return for the same glorious Church (Ephesians
5:27) which He had in New Testament times! Will you, my friend, be
a part of His glorious Church or a cold, lukewarm or dead church?
The Bible says, “Be ye holy, for I am holy, saith the
Lord”. (1 Peter 1:16) Amen.
JESUS CHRIST BORN?
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
of Nazareth, True God and True Man, was born to salvage a lost
world of sinning men, to destroy the works of the devil and to
build His Church. He came to this sin curses world to
introduce us all to His Heavenly Father, to redeem mankind through
His sacrificial death on the Cross and His glorious resurrection
from the dead. He came to heal us and to fill us with His
Blessed Holy 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
CALLED - "ADAM WHERE ART THOU?"
great transgression had been made by Adam and Eve. Now, for
the moment of truth..... How would Adam and Eve feel? Would
they now be.
CALLED: “ADAM WHERE ART THOU?”
great transgression had been made by Adam and Eve. Now, for
the moment of truth. How would Adam and Eve feel?
Would they now be wise as God, as Satan had promised them?
Was the rebellion and disobedience towards God worth it? No
- A thousand times NO.
and Eve's eyes were opened. But, what did they see?
Adam and Eve saw their own vulnerability, stupidity, weaknesses,
sin and nakedness. Fear stalked them and filled their
spirits. They had not felt fear before sin entered their
lives. They realized they were naked, vulnerable and
inadequate. Now, they understood they must face the music,
and meet God alone.
where was Satan? Where was the Evil One who had been their
wise counsellor such a short time before?
devil was gone to gloat over his victory. I'm sure that the
devil, the liar and deceiver was not far away, probably hiding
behind a tree, excitedly waiting to see the outcome of their sin.
The inevitable outcome was the separation, dis-fellowshipping of
God and His special 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
and Eve heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in
the cool of the day. God said, "Adam, where art thou?
ADAM, WHERE ART THOU?"
God called Adam that day, He is still calling you and me.
"John, where are you? Mary, where are you?"
answered, "We are hiding; we are naked; we are afraid"!
God questioned, "Who told you that you were naked? You
were clothed with My glory. Have you eaten of the fruit that
I forbad you"?
gave a typical answer from a typical sinner! He said,
"The woman you gave me, she gave me of the fruit. It is
Eve's fault, she gave me the forbidden fruit and it's really Your
fault, Lord, because You gave me the woman".
LIKES TO PASS THE BLAME TO SOMEONE ELSE
seems normal for people to justify themselves. It's much
easier to pass the buck or to blame someone else rather than take
the blame, saying, "I made a mistake, I am wrong, please
similar to the Minister who enjoyed portraying women in a negative
way. One Sunday morning as he was preaching on 'The Fall of
Man', he vigorously attacked Eve. If Eve, the weaker vessel,
hadn't fallen, the world wouldn't be in the mess it's now in.
The preacher nailed Jezebel and Delilah: "Women are the
ruination of many good men", he shouted.
the close of the service, the Minister stood at the door shaking
hands. Some complimented him on a wonderful sermon, while
others were glad to get out the door.
tall lady shook his hand and she wasn't smiling. She
squeezed his hand until he said, "Lady, you are hurting
me". She looked him square in the eye and asked,
"Pastor, what is the telephone number of the Garden of
answered, "I don't know what you are talking about".
She squeezed his hand again until he said, "Ouch".
She spoke again, "Pastor, do you know the telephone number of
the Garden of Eden"? He answered, "Woman, I do not
and by the way you are hurting me." She said,
"Well, I know the telephone number of the Garden of Eden.
It's Adam 8-1-2", and she let go of his hand and left.
ate one too! Eve wasn't the only one to blame. Adam
also disobeyed God, but really the blame goes into further -
straight to the evil one, the Devil.
DEVIL IS TO BLAME
didn't argue with Adam. He turned to Eve and said, "Woman,
what is this that thou hast done?" Eve made
more sense than her husband. She put the blame where it
serpent beguiled me and I did eat."
agree with Eve. Satan is the culprit. The devil is to
blame for all the sin, fear, heartbreak, divorce, alcoholism, drug
addiction and juvenile delinquency. He is the architect of
all that is evil, wicked and destructive. Riots, anarchy,
thievery, murder, sickness, disease and war are the outcroppings
and results of his plans, goals, purposes and seduction.
IS TO BLAME. Shout it loud and clear - the devil is the
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
- THE DEVIL IS TO BLAME FOR ALL SIN
said, "THE SEED OF THE WOMAN SHALL BRUISE THE SERPENT'S
God called out: "Because
thou hast done this, cursed art thou among all the beasts of the
field. Upon thy belly shalt thou go all the days of thy
life..." (Genesis 3:14-15)
is noteworthy that some scientists believe that at one time
serpents and snakes walked upright and didn't crawl on their
bellies as today.
I will put enmity between thee and the woman and between thy seed
(the wicked) and her seed (the righteous). It (Jesus, the
seed of the woman) shall bruise thy head..."
DEFEATED THE DEVIL WITH HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS
Golgotha's Hill, Jesus defeated the devil. When Jesus paid
the supreme sacrifice for the sins of the world, and rose again
from the dead. He had delivered the death blow to Satan.
Jesus cried, "It is finished", He had defeated Satan and
since that very hour the blood of Jesus Christ washes away all the
sins of the repentant sinner, and His stripes bring healing to the
believing, sick person.
Bible says, "He
(Jesus) was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our
iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and by His
stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 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 4:12) "There
is one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus." (1
CAME THAT WE MIGHT HAVE LIFE
said, "I 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 were
healed"! (1 Peter 2:24) "He
that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that
believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God
abideth on him." (John 3:36)
IS ONLY ONE WAY - JESUS CHRIST IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH & THE
said, "I am the
way, the truth and the life and no man cometh unto the Father but
by Me." (John 14:6); "I
am the door, by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved..." (John
10:9) Again He said, "Come
unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you
rest." (Matthew 11:28)
DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE?
Bible says, "Without
the shedding of blood there is no remission for sins." (Hebrews
9:22) "It is
the blood that maketh atonement for the soul." (Leviticus
17:11) Again, "The
soul that sinneth it shall surely die." (Ezekiel
Old Testament times, an animal - without spot or blemish - would
be sacrificed, spilling his blood. (Atonement means
"covering") AS THE LAMB DIED ON THE ALTER IN THE
TEMPLE, JESUS THE LAMB OF GOD, DIED ON THE CROSS TO PAY FOR THE
SINS OF THE WORLD.
Scripture says, "If
we walk in the light as He is in the light we have fellowship one
with the other, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us
from all sin." (John 1:7)
is the Lamb of God, Who was slain for our sins: "One
of the elders saith unto me, weep not: behold the Lion of the
tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the
book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld,
and, lo, in the midst of the throne...stood a lamb as it had
been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven
Spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth.
He came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat
upon the throne. And when He had taken the book, the four
beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb,
having every one of them harps and golden vials full of odors,
which are the prayers of saints."
they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book,
and to open the seals thereof: for thou was slain, and hast
redeemed us to God by thy blood of every kindred, and tongue, and
people, and nation;....Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to
receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour,
and glory, and blessing."
every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the
earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard
I saying, Blessing, and honour, and power, be unto him that
sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and
SPOILED SATAN'S KINGDOM
Bible says, "And
you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh,
hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all
trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was
against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way,
nailing it to His cross, and having spoiled principalities and
powers, He made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in
it."(Colossians 2:12-15) Oh, Praise God.
serve a risen Saviour, He's in the world today. I know
He is living, whatever men may say...
I see His hand of mercy....I hear His voice of cheer....And just
the time I need Him....He's always near.
lives....He lives...Christ Jesus lives today.
He walks with me and talks with me, along life's narrow way.
He lives...He lives....Salvation
You ask me how I know He lives....He lives...within my heart.
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 1:13)
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 1:21)
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. Isaiah 7:14 speaks of His virgin birth;
Isaiah 9:6 speaks of His Kingship and the fact that He
is very God; Isaiah 28:11-12 foretells the gift of
the Holy Spirit and the end-time phenomena of glossalalia,
or "speaking with other tongues" as a gift
of God to bring stability, rest and peaceful strength to the
Church in times of pressure and tension. Isaiah 61:1-3
prophecies the Gospel Age of His salvation with forgiveness,
healing, deliverance and joy!
he came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and, as His
custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and
stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto Him the
book of the prophet Esaias. And when He had opened the book,
He found the place where it was written,
Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because he hath anointed Me to
preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the
brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, the
recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are
bruised, to preach the acceptable year of 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. (Hebrews 9:11-14)
scapegoat (Leviticus 16:7-21) is also a type of Jesus
carrying away our sins He is our substitute! Every 50th
year Israel celebrated the 'Year of Jubilee' when all the
prisoners and slaves were freed and debts were forgiven.
This is a picture of the Gospel Age when everyone is set free by
the blood of Christ and His everlasting Gospel!
dear friend, Let me admonish you to receive him into your heart
and life as your Lord, Saviour, Redeemer, Healer, Baptizer and
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
are absolutely right. You can't do it in your own power, but
He will change you and give you the power to live for Him.
Bible say: "He
came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many
as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on His name." (John
shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon
you...." (Acts 1:8) Finally Jesus said, "I will
never leave thee nor forsake thee." (Hebrews
13:5)"...and lo I am with you always, even unto the end of
the world." (Matthew
28:20) Receive Him today,
as your Lord and Saviour! Amen.
I DO TO BE SAVED?
said, "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
my dear friend, God is still in the business of setting men and
women free from their sins, sorrows, heartbreaks, fears and
troubles. In this age of frustrations, nervous tensions and
mental collapses, Jesus Christ is still granting peace to the
troubled, joy to the discouraged, strength to the weary and
healing to the sick!
- YOU MUST ADMIT THAT YOU ARE A SINNER
Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of
God”. (Rom. 3:23) “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have
turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the
iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)
- YOU MUST BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD
MUST believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that Jesus died
on the cross, was buried and rose again from the dead.
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal
life. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that
believeth not is condemned already.” (John 3:15,18) “Verily,
verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on
Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (John 5:24)
MUST REPENT OF YOUR SINS
Bible says, “…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
perish.” (Lu.13:3) “Let the wicked forsake his way and the
unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord,
and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will
abundantly pardon”. (Isaiah 55:7)
- YOU MUST RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOUR
Bible says: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish,
but have everlasting life”. (John 3:16)
I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open
the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he
with Me.” (Rev. 3:20) “He that hath the Son hath life: and he
that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 5:12)
- YOU MUST CONFESS JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD
Bible says: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord
Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man
believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is
made unto salvation”. (Romans 10:9-10)
shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man confess
before the angels of God: But he that denieth Me before men shall
be denied before the angels of God.” (Luke 12:8, 9)
DO I INVITE
JESUS CHRIST INTO MY LIFE?
to God, a prayer - from your heart.
Tell Him that you
are a sinner and that you need forgiveness. Tell him that
you believe Jesus Christ died for your sins. Tell him that
you are willing to change, to turn away from sin. Ask Jesus
Christ to come into your heart and life and be your personal
as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on his name." (John 1:12)
if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are
passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2
you prayed and ask Jesus Christ into your heart - YOU HAVE NOW
RECEIVED THE GIFT OF SALVATION - YOU HAVE BECOME A CHILD OF GOD.
God Bless You.
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healing, healing, healings of Jesus Christ, healing miracles
18:18 - (kjv)
- "Verily I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on
earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done of
My Father which is in heaven.
(kjv) - "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree
on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done
of My Father which is in heaven.
- (kjv) - "For
where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in
the midst of them."
- (kjv) - "And
said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy
God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear
to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of
these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians:
for I AM the LORD that healeth thee."
- (kjv) - Wherefore
lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; ..And make
straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out
the the way; but let it rather be healed.
(kjv) - My
son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings... Le4t
them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine
heart...For they are life unto those that find them, and health to
all their flesh.
(kjv) - Who
forgiveth all thine iniquies; who healeth all thy diseases,
(kjv) - After
this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name...Thy kingdom come. They will be done in
earth, as it is in heaven.
John 1:2 -
(kjv) - Beloved,
I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
John 5:14-15 -
(kjv) - And
this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any
thing according to his will, he heareth us: .. And if we know that
he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions
that we desired of him.
(kjv) - For
it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good
He that spared not his
own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him
also freely give us all things?
HEALS A LEPER
- (kjv) -
And, behold, there came
a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst
make me clean...And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him,
saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately is leprosy was
O LORD my God, I cried
unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
Behold, I will bring it
health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the
abundance of peace and truth.
Peter 2:24 -
Who his own self bare
our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being bead to sins,
should live unto righteousness by whose stripes ye were healed.
And Jesus went about all Galilee,
teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the
kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of
disease among the people... And his fame went throughout all Syria:
and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with
divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with
devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy,
and he healed them.
- (kjv) -
When the even was come, they brought
unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the
spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick.
- (kjv) -
For I will restore health unto thee, and
I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD: because they called
thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
healed the woman with an Issue of Blood
(kjv) - And, behold, a woman,
which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind
him, and touched the hem of his garment....For she said within
herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole...But
Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be
of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman
was made whole from that hour.
(kjv) - But when Jesus knew it,
he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him,
and he healed them al.
(kjv) - When Jesus heard of it,
he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart and when the
people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the
cities...And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was
moved with compassion towards them, and he healed their sick.
14:34-36 (kjv) - And when they were gone over, they came
into the land of Gennesaret....And when the men of that place had
knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about,
and brought unto them all that were diseased....And besought him
that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as
touched were made perfectly whole.
For further spiritual counsel, prayer or gospel literature, please
Solbrekken World Mission, P.O. Box 44220, RPO Garside, Edmonton,
AB T5V 1N6 (780) 460-8444
House of Prayer, New Sarepta, Alberta (780) 941-2372