Holland, Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada
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
SUFFERED 3 STROKES AND MY LEG WAS CRIPPLED AND TWISTED
to all who are reading this. I have received a healing miracle from
God - Hallelujah!! Yes, God still lives and works in our lives
I tell you about my healing I need to go back a few decades and tell a
little of my history.
was born the second of three girls to a couple in Wales. This couple
outwardly appeared to be deeply religious. We attended a Methodist
Church 3 times each and every Sunday no matte what the weather was
like. We went to church in the morning service, afternoon Sunday
school and evening service. But life particularly for myself was a
different story inside the home.
wasn't yet even 3 months old and I already had 3 "strikes"
WAS BORN WITH WHOOPING COUGH AND WAS A VERY SICK CHILD
I was born one month late causing my Mom much unnecessary
discomfort. Secondly, I was another girl and my parents wanted only
boys. And third, I was very ill with whooping cough. This last
"strike" was particularly bad as being so young I was unable to
sit up when coughing. Therefore one of my parents had to be at my
side continuously to sit me up.
story goes that my Mom especially would pray constantly to God that I
would not die but be restored to perfect health and live a good life.
WAS TOLD ALL MY LIFE THAT I WAS NO GOOD
was the third "strike" of being so ill with whooping cough that
got me into so much trouble as I got older. Nothing I did was ever
right in my Mom's eyes. I was told frequently that I was no good,
that I would never amount to anything and that no one would ever love me,
particularly God. Mom also said that she wished that she hadn't
prayed that I would live.
we are repeatedly told as children, we will grow up believing and I deeply
believed all of the above.
been so sickly as a baby, I suffered from multiple bouts of colds,
bronchitis and allergies leading to my being unable to attend school very
often, and becoming more of a burden to my parents.
CRITICISM TURNED ME INTO A VERY ANGRY CHILD
found myself to be a very angry child was it was well known that I had a
very bad temper ... or was I actually defensive at all the negative words
that had been spoken to me on a daily basis.
chose to accept the Lord when I was a teenager, however, I found no small
groups to feed my hunger to get to know the Lord better. Bible
reading was permitted only on Sundays and there was no teaching on how to
pray, so I found that my faith was sadly lacking in strength.
17 years old I left home to start nurses training. I had always
wanted to help people that we in need, and at 23 years of age I decided to
come to Canada to work.
relationship with my Mom had never improved and I wrongly felt that
distance would fix that. I learned quickly that we can never run
away from our past.
Canada I met my husband and we had 2 sons. I tried very hard to be a
different kind of parent to our 2 sons, more loving, less negative and
more understanding of the fact that none of us is perfect. We all
make mistakes and we should learn from those mistakes and not repeat them.
My sons were taken to church, which they both rejected as teenagers.
BATTLE DEPRESSIVE EPISODES FROM BELIEVING THAT I WAS NO GOOD
has been an on going battle with depressive episodes, from believing that
I was truly no good. I had continued to attend church until we moved
to a different area of the country and I never felt comfortable in any new
church until 2003 when I started to attend the Family Worship Center in
September of 2003, I suffered the first of 3 strokes, the second of which
occurred in December 2002. The stroke gave Atypical symptoms, but
left me paralyzed on the left side and I had multiple memory problems.
the same time, my left knee and left foot became extremely painful,
swollen and red. I was unable at the beginning to bend my knee and
in time my leg became externally rotated at the hip, so that my foot
pointed outward from my body.
was found through elevated blood work that I was also suffering from an
inflammatory condition, however no treatment was given.
DOCTORS WERE NOT ABLE TO HELP ME
this time my husband and I became very stressed at the fact that no one
seemed willing or able to help me. Add marital problems to all that
was going on and you can tell that life was not going to well at that
finally found a Specialist after almost 2 years, who was able to start
some treatment, all of which was very painful, long and non-productive.
Pastor of our church was very helpful, enabling us both to turn our lives
around and also with prayer for my healing.
was however after Pastor Max Solbrekken's first visit to Whitecourt in
late July 2005 that I noticed a changed in the memory issue.
FELT A BURNING SENSATION COME OVER MY KNEE
went to the alter for healing prayers again when Pastor Solbrekken came
back to Whitecourt in early August. It was in late August 2005 when
our Pastor, Dallas was welcoming everyone to the service and talked about
allowing the Holy Spirit into our hearts, that I felt an enormous peace
such as I had never felt before. At the same time a burning
sensation came over my knee and my leg brace felt loose.
realizing what this meant, I didn't say anything at the time, but checked
when we returned home after the service was over.
WAS HEALED - MY LEG WAS STRAIGHT !!
you begin to imagine how I felt when i saw that my leg was straight !!!!
Also, the pain that I had been suffering in my leg was gone in an instant.
Praise the Lord for He is so good!
that time, in a matter of days, I found I no longer needed the leg brace
or the cane I walked with or the 3 inch shoe lift. I now walk the
same as I had done my whole life!
have also been able to discontinue a very strong pain medication that I
had been on and am now working at discontinuing a second medication - all
with the help of our Creator and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
have recently been told that another member of our congregation had
noticed my face glowing a bright yellow at the time I was receiving the
FINALLY HAVE PEACE IN MY HEART AND AM ABLE TO FORGIVE MY MOTHER
after all these years I find peace in my heart, along with the ability to
forgive my Mom who is no deceased. The realization that she had such
a negative impact on my life saddens me, however, that is now all behind
me and I look forward to the remainder of my life getting better and
I no longer work as a nurse, the feeling is still very strong in my heart
to help those less fortunate than myself. To that end I have become
a lot more active in the church and community and am also hoping to go to
Rwanda in the Spring for a short trip to help there.
LOVED BY GOD HAS COMPLETELY CHANGED MY LIFE
healing that has been given to me by God, has done far more than make my
leg straight and functional. It has made me truly believe for the
first time in my life that God does love me. Yes, God loves me, a
person that grew up believing that I was no good for anything.
I am loved so much by God has changed my life completely. My faith
has grown immeasurably and I enjoy each and every day that God gives me on
earth. I find myself thanking Him constantly and now realize a
person doesn't need to be taught how to pray, it comes naturally.
am so grateful for God's healing touch through Pastor Max Solbrekken and
for all the prayers offered up to Him by so many of our church family.
BE FOOLED BY THE DEVIL
Devil is a liar - the Devil is a very busy fellow
Pastor Max Solbrekken
BE FOOLED BY THE DEVIL
fiercest foe from the Garden of Eden
right to the end of time is not cancer, communism, disease or death. It is
the devil!’ - Billy Graham
Rebecca Brown wasn’t doing research for a book on witchcraft when she
met Elaine, nor was she thinking about evil spirits, the devil, demons or
a medical doctor, was shocked by Elaine’s story of fear, torment and
bondage. When therapy and drugs failed to help, Brown was amazed at her
patient’s recovery by her acceptance of Jesus Christ.
Elaine’s dramatic healing and escape from the Devil, Satanism, other
tormented young people in similar straits began calling the MD’s office,
seeking similar assistance.
Brown’s recent book 'He Came to Set the Captives Free' is the clinical
report of many of her patients, who decided after deliverance from the
Devil & evil spirits, to publicize their traumatic encounters with the
seven years of medical and psychological research, the medic was convinced
that Satanism, the Devil & his evil spirits, are a most destructive
and evil power, a power that can be conquered only through faith in Christ.
should come as no surprise since Jesus said that the Devil, Satan - the
thief - had come “only to kill, steal and to destroy”. (John 10:10)
Jesus called the devil by three names:
- the adversary or enemy
DEVIL - the liar, false accuser,
BEELZEBUB - the God of flies or master
IN THE OCCULT CAN TURN PEOPLE INTO SATAN’S SLAVES
Bible states that he is Abaddan (Satan, the Devil) - the destroyer
and St. Paul warns that he is such a deceiver that he will “appear as an
angel of light”. (2 Corinthians 11:14)
in the occult can open the door to possession and a controlled life, which
turns people into the Devils - Satan’s slaves, observes Brown.
story is one of sadistic and sexual bondage to evil spirits and a
ritualistic marriage to the devil.
experts are also sounding the alarm, warning of the dramatic rise in Satan
worship in the US and the psychological damage it is doing to unsuspecting
youngsters. As well as the terrible trauma it causes to their families,
friends and communities.
devilish Satanism was dismissed as a harmless fad that would soon die out,
but now sociologists and clergymen are encountering new, scary and very
real problems linked to devil worship.
have been checking out reports that covens of young people are gathering
in wooded areas near Los Angeles, to worship the devil. During this Devil
worship, sacrificial satanic rituals like killing cats and dogs have been
confirmed and officials suspect humans have been sacrificed in this Devil
WORSHIP IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM
worship is such a serious problem that churches in the area
sponsored a seminar several years ago on Devil worship, Satanism and
neo-paganism just to learn more on the subject.
seminar featured a Christian response to Devil worship, evil, exorcism and
Devil worship is alive and well, and the sad thing is that it is growing
among teenagers”, states Roger Burt, a Christian authority.
Billy Graham declares: “A generation ago, when I began as an evangelist,
people generally, and intellectuals in particular thought of the devil as
an anachronistic symbol, a handy expression of profanity, or as a
superstition believed in chiefly by religious eccentrics. Today, the devil
is getting maximum exposure, precisely as the Bible predicted would happen
prior to Christ’s return."
his book, The Second Coming: Satanism in America, Arthur Lyons states
“that from a scientific or secular viewpoint, the 1970’s revival of
devil worship, witchcraft, sorcery and occultism in America was totally
unexpected. Most intellectuals had expected belief in the devil to
disappear within a few years”.
Dr. John Wesley White warns: “The devil. We all wish the devil would go
away. But the devil is around a lot more than he was yesterday, and the
devil is going to be more visible and vocal tomorrow than he is
today. Like a vast, vicious virus that won’t stop, the devil's
iniquitous vices are on every hand. To be ignorant of the devil's tactics
is to lay ourselves open to chronic peril”.
to prophecy, Satan, the Devil will make a momentous comeback just before
the Devil will orchestrate the world’s greatest confrontation, the
‘Battle of Armageddon’. In the end Satan, the Devil loses
totally. Only one angel will be needed to cast Satan, the Devil into the
bottomless pit forever.
a short while Satan, the Devil will bask in the limelight as a part of a
Troika - the unholy trinity - together with the antichrist and the false
Satan, the Devil will be cast into the ‘Lake of Fire’ forever.
VERSE CAN CURE
SICKNESS & DISEASE
Pastor Max Solbekken, D.D.
said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God,
and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his
commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases
upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I AM the LORD that
healeth thee." (Exodus 15:26)
NONE OF THESE
One of the
most helpful books in print today is the classic, 'None of These Diseases'
by Dr. S.I. McMillan.
Dr. S.I. McMillan, a prominent medical doctor uses humor, common sense and
a biblical perspective, in dealing with the causes and cures of today's
lamentable that peace does not come in capsules", he utters in
failure as he remembers the thousands of patients who left his office with
"nothing but a prescription for a bottle of pills that would only
relieve the symptoms of their illness but not attack the diseases.
doctor laments that he now wishes he had rather prescribed his book, 'None
of These Diseases', so that a permanent cure could have been affected!
According to Medical Science, between 60 and 100% of all diseases are
caused by nervous tension, emotional stress and strain.
states that emotions such as fear, sorrow, envy, resentment and hatred are
responsible for the majority of our sicknesses and diseases. And
that emotional stress can cause high blood pressure, toxic goiter,
arthritis, migraine headaches, apoplexy, heart trouble, gastro-intestinal
ulcers and other serious illnesses and diseases.
(about 1996) the American Medical Association released the findings of a
nation-wide survey of tens of thousands of their medics. One of the
questions dealt with their success ratio in treating patients. The
answer is shocking - Only 10% of patients had received any lasting help
through their medical procedures.
MEDICAL SCIENCE HISTORY RESTS ON SHAKY
problems with falling hair? What do you do to cover up that bald
spot and receding hairline?
only solution is to massage your head, comb your hair forward, get a
toupee or just simply let it fall.
FOR DISEASES 3500 YEARS AGO
If you had
lived about 3500 years ago you would have gotten very different advice -
not from a therapist but from your physician.
He would have
quoted from the famous medical authority of that day, Papyrus Ebers.
falls out, one remedy is to apply a mixture of six fats, namely those of
the horse, the hippopotamus, the crocodile, the cat, the snake and the
ibex. To strengthen it, anoint with the tooth of a donkey crushed in
EBERS - AN ANCIENT MEDICAL WORLD GUIDE - REMEDIES FOR DISEASES 1552 BC
Ebers was published about 1552 BC and occupied a dominant position in the
ancient medical world and was one of the leading guides for practicing
physicians for a long time.
literally hundreds of remedies for diseases in this book, such as lizard's
blood, swine's teeth, putrid meat, stinking fat, moisture from pig's ears,
milk goose grease, asses hooves, animal fat from various sources, excrete
from animals, including human beings, donkeys, antelopes, dogs, cats and
MOSES, GOD MADE HIS HEALING COVENANT WITH THE JEWISH NATION
Moses was born
about the time the 'Papyrus Ebers' was written in Egypt. He was
educated in their highest schools of learning - scholars think he was also
a physician - as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.
But when God
called Moses to lead His people out of Egyptian bondage, he did not borrow
from the "occultist clap-trap" in their medical books of disease
remedies. He rejected the highest, most respected medical authority
of that day.
directive was "Heed the voice of God, do right, obey His
commandments, keep His statutes and I will heal you".
God did not
borrow medical advice from the 'Papyrus Ebers'. His advice to Moses was
contrary to the most highly respected medical thought of that day.
WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN STOPPING THE BLACK DEATH DISEASE
Europeans died of the disease Leprosy for hundreds of years. Some
physicians thought the cause of the disease Leprosy was eating hot food or
the meat of diseased hogs. Others blamed the disease Leprosy on
malign conjunction of the planets.
60 million people died from the BLACK DEATH disease in the 14th century.
Dr. George Rosen of Columbia University writes: "Leadership was taken
by the Church, as the physicians had nothing to offer. The Church
took as its guiding principal the concept of contagion as embodied in the
LEPROSY - PEOPLE AFFLICTED WITH THIS DISEASE WERE QUARANTINE
condition of leprosy has been established, the patient was to be
segregated and excluded from the community...it accomplished the first
great feat...in methodical eradication of disease."
Church needs to investigate measures to insure that the AIDS epidemic does
not leap from high risk groups to the general population, since
governmental and medical bodes are again "doing nothing".
in Europe, multitudes perished from deadly diseases because of improper
hygiene, sanitation and sloppy hospitals. In many villages, human
excrement and waste was dumped into the streets, bringing deadly diseases,
creating epidemics of typhoid, cholera and dysentery.
GOD HAD GIVEN
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BURYING OF WASTES 3500 YEARS AGO
to the problem that was causing these deadly diseases, the burying of
wastes, had been given by God 3500 years before (in Deuteronomy 23:12-13).
MORTALITY RATE - GOOD HYGIENE STOPPED DISEASES FROM SPREADING
Vienna in the
1840s was famous as a medical center. One of the most famous
teaching hospitals of that day was Allegemeine Krakenhus. In
its maternity ward, one out of six women died.
Semmelveis discovered that if doctors washed their hands well, after doing
autopsies and before examining expectant mothers, the mortality rate
was not applauded by the Medical Profession. However, he was
ridiculed by his peers, discredited, lost his position and eventually
succumbed to the pressure, dying in a mental hospital.
given the same advice many centuries before (in Numbers 19). If
wasn't until 1878 that the method of cleaning hands and instruments was
introduced by men like John Tyendall, Louis Pasteur and Sir Joseph Lister
that the mortality rate began to drop.
The New York
State Department of Health, in 1960, issued a book describing a method of
washing the hands very similar to that found the BIBLE - Numbers Chapter
FOUNDER OF THE METHODIST CHURCH DECLARED IT WAS GOD'S WILL FOR MIRACLES TO
BE IN THE CHURCH, BUT THE MIRACLES HAD BEEN LOST DUE TO UNBELIEF
interesting to note that John Wesley - founder of the Methodist Church
declared that it is God's will for miracles to be in the Church, for the
entire Church age, but have been lost to the church because of UNBELIEF.
stated, "The only method of physics employed by the Early Church for
the first 400 years, was the prayer of faith."
science has come a long way since Papyrus Ebers was published in 1552, BC
and even since the 1840's in Vienna, but I still think that when your
family physician advises you to get a second or third opinion about an
operation, its a good idea.
Now if anyone
wants to try the remedy for falling hair, don't let me discourage you. But
then where would you find a hippopotamus these days?
As for me and
my house, we will Trust the Lord and serve Him only!
IS THE KEY
healing, miracles and answers to Prayer?
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
SEEKING GOD IN PRAYER, PRAISE, WORSHIP AND EXPECTANT FAITH
receiving miracles and answers to prayers in found in seeking God in
prayer, praise, worship and having expectant faith. Unfailing faith that
God will answer your prayers and expect a miracle. I
believe that a major key to miraculous healing miracles can be found
in the steadfast faith, steadfast godly lifestyle and exemplary Christian
DOCTOR ANSWERS QUESTIONS ON FAITH HEALING
Dr. A. Wagenaar of Hilversum, Holland
Dr. Wagenaar, will you tell us what your position is in the field of
"I have been medical superintendent in the
Orchidee Hospital, Hilversum, for the last six years. Before that I was a
family doctor for 23 years in Dordrecht."
Do you believe in
miracles of healing?
"Of course! In my practice as a family doctor I have seen many
miracles take place."
When is healing
"When it is not the result of medical
Can a miracle not be
explained away psychologically?
"No, that is not to be thought of. Just
as you cannot explain away the miracles of the New Testament.
physician knows that spontaneous miracles do occur. You will be interested
to know that spontaneous hearings have even been reported in patients who
suffer from cancer. This has been publicized several times in medical
journals. Medical science has admitted that miracles do occur after the
prayer of faith."
You said that you have
seen miracles occur in your practice. Could you give us an example?
"Yes, in Dordrecht I had a very busy practice.
A family doctor in the course of his practice meets many people who are in
urgent need of medical help and he does all he can to help them.
will tell you about one patient. He used to play music in bars and was
inclined to treat life lightly. He needed an operation and I gave him a
card for the hospital. But before he was to be operated on I asked him to
go with me to one of Ev. Johan Maasbach's big meetings. He agreed and,
during the meeting, concentrated on God. When he went later to check in
for the operation the surgeon said, You can go home, we are not going to
operate on you, you are totally healed!"
Have you advised other
people too to go to Johan Maasbach's meetings?
"Yes, many! Generally after an
introductory talk and often after I have spoken to one of the elders of
the church; I asked the elder to visit my patient and, so to speak, break
the ice. I know that Br. Maasbach sends the patient on to the Heavenly
Doctor who can do more than all the branches of science combined.
and above those I have mentioned I have sent many others to Br. Maasbach
after they had been to consult me. I have seen them saved in the meeting
and healed as well. I am so glad that in this time when one church after
another is being broken down there are still people who let their voices
be heard more than ever. We urgently need more men like Johan Maasbach.
is a man who has preached for many years that sickness usually comes from
within - from the heart of man - and is often the result of hate, envy,
grudges and bitterness. Now medical science too admits that many diseases
are a result of inner tensions!"
You believe then that
Br. Maasbach is not being medically irresponsible in what he preaches?
"No indeed! He preaches that people who come
forward for healing must bring not only their sins but also their cares
and all their inner problems to God. That is a healing truth. That is
How did you yourself
come to faith in Christ?
"I will tell you! When I was a young man of 23
1 almost drowned. I was trying to save a woman who had fallen into the
water and it nearly resulted in my own death. However, after fighting for
my life and finally reaching dry land, I was a new man. I knew that I had
reached a spiritual turning point. God had let me live!"
What do you think about
certain doctors who have seen miracles with their own eyes and still
refuse to believe?
"I have met people who have had their healing
confirmed by many people and who afterwards went to various doctors to
demonstrate their hea5;ng only to be rejected. I must assume that these
doctors are totally blind to God's existence..
is not however a problem peculiar to medical science; you know as well as
I do that many ministers, preachers and priests; are just as blind to the
message of divine heating."
Doctor, do you often
speak to your patients about faith in Jesus Christ?
"I always do so when I feel so guided. When you
know that, medically speaking, there is no cure possible then - at least
this is how it is for me - you can only speak a positive word, the Word of
have personally led several people who were ill to the through inner
tensions to the Lord. Only He, Jesus Christ, can give that desperately
Do you think that later
a medical cure may be found for certain illnesses which can now only be
cured by a miracle?
"If I think of cancer, I know that man is hard
at work to find a cure. This is the prediction and hope of everyone
working in that field. However they have not yet found a cure. And should
a medical cure be found there will still be other incurable
Finally doctor, do you
consider that personal faith in Jesus Christ is of importance to science?
"Very important!! You know that science has
gone out on a limb in believing that man is descended from apes. Science
is still trying to find the missing link!! The friction between faith and
science is that when man comes to faith he can no longer accept such
theories as that of evolution.
in Jesus Christ is of the utmost importance for all, including those
engaged in the pursuit of scientific knowledge."
and with His stripes we were healed." Isaiah 53:5