Bishop - Harvest Gospel Band
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
RECEIVED A HEALING MIRACLE FROM JESUS CHRIST
RESCUED ME FROM A LIFE OF ALCOHOL
Rose, would you tell the people what happened to you 10 years ago in the
city of Calgary?
Well, 10 years ago I sure wasn't doing what I'm doing now. I was out
in the world, I was lost, I was divorced from my husband and drinking
alcohol every day to forget about my problems.
my nieces had been to one of Brother Max Solbrekken's meetings before.
I was telling her that ďa long time ago I used to go to the
Lutheran Church. It had felt good going to church but this is what
comes from backsliding.
our church we were not taught about the power of the Holy Ghost. We
were taught the salvation of Jesus Christ but thatís as far as the
CHURCH WE WENT TO WAS A DEAD CHURCH
we went into the church, we found it was a dead church. Forms and rituals,
thatís all it was.
you see we didnít have the Holy Spirit, I needed that power. I
didnít like the way my life was being in the world and drinking alcohol
every day but I just couldnít help myself. I didnít have the
power to be able to do what I wanted to do.
Solbrekken: You drank alcohol every day?
Thatís right. I drank alcohol every day until my niece told me about the
said, ďAuntie you should come over and hear this preacher preaching.
I went and Iím sure happy that I did go because thatís where I got
saved. The service was altogether different than what I was used to.
knew the first night that I was there that this was what I was looking
where I was sitting, I gave my heart to Jesus Christ and I just cried that
whole week. They had revival in Calgary the whole week and I was there
every night because this was what I had wanted for so long.
received the baptism of the Holy Ghost two or three months later after we
got back from the Holy Land. The Lord made a way for me to go with the
Solbrekken group to the Holy Land and while I was there I prayed to the
Lord that He would save the rest of my relatives also.
I got back from the Holy Land I knew that God had to use me to go and tell
my family about Jesus.
about 3 years I traveled completely just out of a suitcase. I didnít
have a home or anything. I just went wherever the Lord directed me and I
was able to reach all of my relatives across Canada to tell them about
PUT ALL THE PIECES TOGETHER FOR ME
put everything together for me. He delivered me from my drinking problem,
then He made a way for my husband and I to get back together and remarry.
He is saved also and 2 years ago the Lord blessed us with a trip to the
Holy Land together. That meant a lot to my husband. I just thank Jesus for
have 4 grandchildren and one of my little granddaughters is filled with
the Holy Ghost and speaking in tongues and it is beautiful to see that.
Thatís a blessing from God when you can see something like that.
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