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
HEALED OUR SON FROM ASTHMA & TURRETS SYNDROME
got healed of Turrets Syndrome and Asthma in March 1996.
husband Abe and I have been married for 21 years in July. We have 4
beautiful children - 2 boys and 2 girls. We also have
2 grandsons. The children were all born healthy except our son
Abram. A few hours after he was born the doctor came to me and said,
"Your son is very sick, we'll have to transfer him to St. Boniface
Hospital in Winnipeg."
was diagnosed with asthma! For the first 2 1/2 years he spent more
time in the hospital than at home because of the asthma.. The doctor
always told us there is still hope for your child. He might grow out
as the years went by, Abram got severe asthma attacks and was on
medication for asthma from the day he was born. When he was 12 years
old we noticed another change was happening. We went through one year with
a lot of problems with him. We sought help and advice because we
didn't know what was wrong with him. He would stay awake 24 hours a
day walking and pacing the floor. And he would do very unusual
things like trying to burn the house down a number of times.
PASTOR SAID, 'You have to put this boy in a Mental Institute!"
husband and I would take turns so we would get some rest. We told
the doctor, "Look, there is something wrong with this boy."
The doctor made an appointment with a specialist which took a couple of
months. Our son often told us that he wanted to go to Hell - not to
Heaven! He cried a lot and always said, "Nobody knows what I'm
going through and nobody knows how I feel inside."
specialist diagnosed him with Turrets Syndrome. We learned there was
no cure for it! So now our son had both asthma and turrets syndrome.
There was no cure but something inside of us told us different. A
voice inside of me told me, "Your son can get healed."
Then I started seeing visions of angels and they spoke to me in my dreams.
contacted the pastors of the church we attended. They told us that
we would have to put this boy in a mental institution because we would
never be able to handle it. But that wasn't what we wanted to hear.
we invited our aunt and uncle over to our home and we talked to them about
our son and how we had to watch him around the clock because he was so out
of control with the Turrets Syndrome.
Abe Wiebe asked us if we believed in faith healing? Well yes, and
no, there was an in-between. He prayed with my husband that God
should cast the devil out of this home and let God take control of all
these struggles. Then Uncle Abe said to us that there is an
evangelist coming to Winnipeg in March and you are very welcome to come.
THIS BE POSSIBLE - THAT OUR SON WOULD GET HEALED
first question was, Who is this evangelist? Uncle Abe answered,
"Pastor Max Solbrekken." We asked, "What does he
do?" He answered, "Pastor Max Solbrekken preaches the
Gospel and prays for the sick!" And he told us that many people
received wonderful healing miracles in the Max Solbrekken revival miracle
told us what date in March this revival meeting would be and then they
left. Well, we sure had something to think about.
Thoughts ran through our minds - Could this be possible that our son would
be healed of this horrid disease Turrets Syndrome and also of the Asthma.
I remember my husband and I kept saying, "Anything is worth trying,
we don't have any hope elsewhere."
we talked to our son about this faith healing and we wanted to take him to
these meetings. His reply was - "How is a pastor going to heal
me?" We told him it wasn't the pastor healing you - It's God
that does the healing! But you must have faith that God can heal
you. Well we sure felt something working inside of us.
the meetings started at the 'Waves of Glory' in Winnipeg on March 24,
1996, my husband was in the hospital and we had a snow storm that Sunday.
We did not end up going to the revival that day. Then on Monday we
were able to go but our son kept on saying, "I'm not going to the
front." But yet he could not keep on ignoring it.
on Tuesday he went to the front for prayer. Pastor Max Solbrekken
prayed for our son to be healed of Turrets Syndrome and Asthma.
from that day on he kept saying, "God healed me - God healed
me.!" And whenever he would meet up with someone or hear
someone was sick he'd say, "I know God can heal that person because
God healed me!" And he also says, "Dad will get healed
because I pray for him every day."
Abram is 15 years old and its almost one year later. He went to the
doctor on February 10, 1997 for a check-up. He has not been on any
medication for Turrets Syndrome or Asthma for almost a year now.
What a change we have seen in him. The Turrets syndrome is gone and
the asthma is gone.
doctor's report states that Abram has no signs of asthma nor of Turrets
Syndrome and we are so happy. Praise God
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