Saturday, October 21, 2017

PA mission to Colombia calls for Israel's destruction

Official PA mission to State of Colombia tweets quote from Arafat saying Arab goal is end of Israel. 'We don't want peace. We want WAR.'

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The official Palestinian Authority mission to Colombia posted a call for the complete destruction of the State of Israel on its Twitter account Thursday night.
The PA mission posted a Spanish translation of a quote from former PA leader Yasser Arafat. “Our goal is the end of Israel, and there can be no compromises or mediations…. We don’t want peace. We want WAR and victory — Yasser Arafat."
המשלחת של הרשות הפלסטינית לקולומביה,בציטוט "גלוי לב" בחשבון הטוויטר מפי יאסר ערפאת : "סופה של ישראל הוא המטרה, איננו רוצים שלום@kann_newspic.twitter.com/e992w5BEKM
Eran Cicurel (@EranCicurel) October 19, 2017
The quote was removed following a report by Israel's Channel 1 News. The mission has offered no explanation or apology for the quote.
Israel's Foreign Ministry condemned the tweet and said that the quote illustrated Arafat's legacy of hatred and death.
"A quote from one of Arafat’s statements clearly illustrates to us the hatred that was always his lot and the legacy of hostility he left behind,” the ministry told Channel 1. “In his life and death, his entire legacy is death, hatred and disgust.”
Israeli Ambassador to Colombia Marco Sermoneta told Channel 1 that the embassy had raised the matter with the Colombian authorities. “We brought the matter of the Palestinian mission’s tweet to the attention of the government in Bogata. Anyone who believes everything the Palestinians say must also believe them when they say this.”

      THE CON-MAN ARAFAT GREATEST OF LIARS?
 
At the time of his death, Arafat’s assets were estimated at $200 million by the Forbes magazine. Forbes listed him ninth in its ranking of the world’s wealthiest heads of state, even though he was a ruler without a country and many of his people were (are) suffering from abject poverty. Other sources, including the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), put Arafat’s fortune at $6 billion dollars, a figure exaggerated according to several PLO figures I have talked to.

Suha Tawil, 30 years younger than Arafat, married the PLO leader in 1992 in Tunisia where she worked for the PLO headquarters in Tunis. Suha returned with Arafat to Gaza where the couple lived alternately in Gaza and Ramallah. However, in 2001, she took their child, Zahwa, to Paris, where they continued to live until the late 2005, when they moved to Tunis.

Suha lived a lavish and luxurious life in the French capital where it was rumored that the money she spent per month would cover the basic needs of five thousand Palestinian refugees in a place like Jabalya in the Gaza Strip.

In 2004, the French authorities began investigating the transfer of $11.5 million from Swiss bank accounts to accounts in France controlled by Suha Arafat.

Then Suha reportedly lambasted the French authorities for ordering the investigation.

“What is so strange for the Palestinian president to send any amount of money to his family and his wife, who is protecting the Palestinian interests abroad, and the money came and will come legally,” Suha was quoted as saying during an interview with the London-based Saudi-financed al Hayat Arabic newspaper. 

Following Arafat’s death in November 2004, and wishing to settle “the problem” with Suha quietly, Palestinian Authority leaders, e.g. Fatah leaders, reportedly struck a deal with Suha whereby she agreed to receive a large amount of Arafat’s fortune as well as a monthly stipend of tens of thousands of dollars for the rest of her life, all in return for shutting her mouth.

While the exact details of Suha’s present fortune are still not known, it is very likely that the bulk of her assets have been arrogated from monies that belonged to the Palestinian people. Suha was not known as a businesswoman and she didn’t hail from a particularly rich family. Her mother, Rimonda Tawil published a weekly magazine in East Jerusalem, called al Awda, which was financed by the PLO. And she inherited very few assets from her father.

So, how did she amass all this wealth, all these hundreds of millions of dollars?
In simple English, it seems we are talking about a huge theft by every conceivable standard of logic. I know that a suspect is innocent until proven guilty. However, it this case, the guilt screams to the seventh haven. People don’t just make hundreds of millions that easily and in such a short period of time.

Besides Yasser Arafat’s bank accounts, secret or otherwise, didn’t belong to him personally but to the Palestinian people.

More to the point, the late Palestinian leader, with all due respect to his struggle for freedom and statehood, had no right to leave hundreds of millions or tens of millions of dollars to his wife and daughter. These millions were not his. They belonged to the people.

Hence, it is imperative that the Palestinian society raise the issue and exert meaningful pressure on government officials so that they immediately order a full and comprehensive investigation into Suha Arafat’s finances.

The people of Palestine have every right to know where every cent of Suha’s millions came from, and if a genuine investigation is carried out and incriminating evidence is obtained, then the PA will have to seek her extradition so that she will stand trial for corruption and embezzlement of the Palestinian people’s money.

This is test case not only for the Palestinian resolve to fight corruption, but also for the seriousness of our quest for independence and statehood.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ahmundsruds Gospel Team with newest member. 
Donna is holding little baby, Wells.
                                Hear Terry Severson at Remembrance Day
                                     Week-end November 11 and 12, 2017   

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

 OCTOBER 14 & 15, 2017: Sat 7:00; Sun 10:30 & 6:30
HEAR AMUNDRUDS GOSPEL TEAM
Max & Donna Solbrekken invite you to 10th Anniversary
Christ the Healer Gospel Church 136 Ave F S Saskatoon SK
                 ANOINTED OF GOD: AMUNDRUDS GOSPEL GROUP

Monday, October 9, 2017

                    IN FIRST RAIN OF SEASON                  GOD BLESSES ISRAEL RICHLY

                           50,000 Jews, Nations Gather                               for Priestly Blessing on Sukkot 

Echoing the past glory of what used to occur in the Temple, approximately 50,000 people gathered at the Kotel (the Western Wall) on Sunday to receive the priestly blessing from hundreds of Kohanim (Jewish men of the priestly caste) during the festival ...

Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/#V5hH53KXRigFMFDQ.99
FOUR ESSENTIAL TRUTHS
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
  There are four essential truths that must not be diminished, downgraded or dismissed! Four truths that are absolutely essential to the preservation of the Christian Faith and the propagation of Christ's Gospel! We must hold them dear, practice them regularly and obey God, thereby proving our love, devotion and obedience to Jesus Christ!
1. GOD'S WORD HAS THE POWER to free us from all bondage, sin, fear and sickness.  When Jesus of Nazareth met the Devil in the Wilderness Temptation, He used the Word of God to defeat him. Three times, our precious Lord Jesus firmly stated, “IT IS WRITTEN.” (Matt.4: 1-10:).
    The devil had to leave, when Jesus commanded: “Get thee hence, Satan (Liar): for it is written, thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him Only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth Him, and behold angels came and ministered unto Him.” (Matt.4: 10, 11)
   We are authorized to use the WORD of God to defeat Satan and his minions! He must OBEY our commands when we speak authoritatively in Jesus' Name. Our Saviour commanded His followers to take His Gospel, His Name and His Power into all the world to liberate lost humanity!
    He said: “Go ye into all the world and Preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth NOT shall be damned.
    “And these SIGNS shall follow them that believe; in My Name shall they cast out devils; 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 hands on the sick and they shall recover.” (Mark 16: 15-18)
   The Holy Record states: “So then after the Lord had spoken unto them He was received up into Heaven, and they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the Word with SIGNS following.” (Mark 16: 19,20).
    The Bible says, "He hath sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from all their destructions. Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men."  (Psalms 107: 20, 21).
    There is DIVINE HEALING in God's Word. There is Deliverance from Satan's destructive attacks in God's Word. There is Victory and Freedom in God's Word for sin-sick souls and weary believers in Christ who are yearning for peace of mind and healing for their spirit and body!
    God's Word guarantees a New Life for Satan's slaves who are trapped in the occult, pagan religions and false cults! Jesus declared: “Ye shall know the Truth and the truth shall make you free. And whomsoever the Son makes free are FREE indeed.” (John 8: 32, 36)
            JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD!
  GOD'S WORD is the incorruptible SEED: “Being born again, not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. But the Word of the Lord abideth for ever. And this is the Word by which the Gospel is preached unto you.” (1 Peter 1: 23, 25)
    “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was LIFE; and the life was the light of men.
    “And the WORD was made Flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and Truth.” (John 1: 1-4, 9,14)
    The Holy Bible is the written Word and Jesus Christ is the Living Word of God. The written Word and the Living Word agree, and therefore when we speak His Word in faith and with authority, it is the same as if He were present. 
    And in reality, He is Present for He said: “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. I will be with thee until the end of the world.” (Matt.28: 20; Heb.13:8)
    “For where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matt. 18: 20). 
   Therefore, His Word spoken in FAITH has great saving, healing and delivering power! Our Lord stated: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away.” (Matt. 24:35); “...And the Scripture cannot be broken.” (John 10:35)
    The Bible says: “For the Word of God is quick (living) and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Heb. 4: 12)
    The Word of God, therefore, ministers to our entire being, spirit, soul (mind) and body. What does the Word of God do? It convicts of sin and heals the spirit, brings peace to the mind and heals the body! One preacher said, “Where can you see divine healing in that Scripture? It simply means that God knows our thoughts and He convicts us and forgives our sins.”
    I asked? “What is the Word of God doing in our bones, joints and marrow? There is NO sin in our bones, but there might be some arthritis, cancer or rheumatism there. The Word of God penetrates the joints, bones and marrow and destroys the disease and heals the sick person!”

2. THE BLOOD OF CHRIST is so powerful that it cleanses us from all our sin and purges the conscience.  The Bible says, "If we walk in the Light as He is in the Light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son cleanses us from all sins." (1 John 1:7)
   St. Paul wrote: “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet (qualified) to be partakers
of the inheritance of the saints in Light: Who hath delivered us from the power of Darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son: In Whom we have Redemption through His Blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” (Col. 1: 12-14)
    The Blood of our Saviour has effectively destroyed Satan: “For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He (Jesus) also Himself likewise took part of the same (incarnated: 
   "God in human flesh): that through DEATH, He (Jesus) might DESTROY him that had the power of death, that is the DEVIL: And DELIVER them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” (Heb. 2:14, 15)
 Christ's Victory and Satan's Defeat equals our Liberty! God knows it and waits for us to use the authority He has given us as His Blood washed and Spirit filled sons of God. 
   Satan know it and flees when we use Jesus Christ's holy Name with faith in His all atoning and liberating Blood, and we know it when we believe God's ever living Word and observe the powerful effect His Word and Blood has in the spirit world!
    St. Peter declared: “For as much as ye know that ye were not Redeemed with corruptible things as silver and gold, from your vain conversation (empty lifestyle) received by tradition of your fathers; but with the precious Blood of Christ as of a lamb without blemish and spot:
     “Who His own Self bare our sins in His Own BODY on the tree that we being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: By Whose Stripes ye were Healed.” (1 Peter 1: 18, 19; 2: 24)
    The BLOOD of Christ is the only solvent that can PURGE the conscience from all guilt, condemnation and tormenting fear. The Holy Bible declares: “How much more shall the Blood of Christ, Who through the Eternal Spirit, offered Himself without spot (Jesus was perfect) to God, purge your CONSCIENCE from dead works to serve the Living God?” (Heb 9: 14)
     “...For the accuser of the brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him (Satan) by the BLOOD of the LAMB, and by the Word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” (Rev.12: 10, 11)

3.THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD baptizes us into the Body of Christ at conversion and as we totally surrender to God, He fills us with His presence: “For by One Spirit are we all baptized into One Body (His church), whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have all been made to drink into One Spirit.” (1 Cor. 12:13). 
   Jesus Christ decreed: “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I Go Unto My Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, I will do it.
    “And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter that He may ABIDE with you Forever, even the Spirit of Truth; Whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him; for He dwelleth in you, and shall be in you.
     “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come unto you.” (John 14: 10-18); “But ye shall receive POWER after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
    The Book of Romans has been called the 'Roman Road to Salvation'. Martin Luther found Christ while reading it. The same was true with William Cowper. The Holy Spirit draws sinners to Christ and strengthens believers to continue trusting in His Name!
    St. Paul wrote: “But if the Spirit of Him that raised Christ from the dead (Holy Spirit) dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken (make life in) your mortal (sick, frail, weak) bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you.” (Rom. 8:11).
    Because the Holy Spirit resides in us, He renews our frail bodies with the life of Jesus Christ the Great Physician! That is how miracles of healing are often wrought.
    “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit Himself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” (Rom. 11: 26, 27)
    A Greek scholar states that the Holy Spirit takes a hold of against the infirmity and prays through us (in the Holy Spirit) to the Father. He knows what we need and as we intercede, He brings those needs to our Heavenly Father. The entire Godhead is involved, as we pray in the Name of His Son Jesus Christ!
     Jesus stated: “No man can come unto Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:44);
   “But when the Comforter is come, Whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me. 
    "And when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness and of judgment: of sin because they believe not on Me; of righteousness because I go to My Father, and ye see Me no more: Of judgment because the prince of this world (Satan) is Judged.” (John 16: 8-11)
    The Holy Spirit was sent reprove the world of their UNBELIEF in rejecting Jesus Christ as Lord. He came to judge the world of their refusal to Repent and accept Christ's Righteousness. 
    And He came to Demonstrate Christ's Victory over Satan, by casting out devils and healing the sick.
   The Bible says: "And be not drunk with wine, wherein in excess; but be filled with the Spirit.” (Eph. 5:18, 19). 
    If the Holy Spirit is not active and working in the Church, it is no longer a Living Church. The Holy Spirit has been given to direct, teach and empower the Church until Jesus returns.
   The Holy Spirit is restraining the Antichrist. He cannot take over the earth until the Holy Spirit's work is complete: 
   “For the Mystery of Iniquity doth already work: only He who now letteth will let, until He (Holy Spirit) be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked (Antichrist) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth, and DESTROY with the brightness of His coming.” (2 Thes. 2: 7,8)

4. THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST is the greatest weapon to drive Satan from us.  Jesus said: "And these SIGNS shall follow them that believe.  In My Name, shall they cast out devils...
   "They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the WORD with signs following.” (Mark 16:15-20)
    “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy Name. And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from Heaven. 
  "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and NOTHING shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:17-20)
    “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them POWER and AUTHORITY over all Devils, and to cure diseases. And He sent them to preach the Kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.” (Luke 9: 1,2); 
    “And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: and HEAL the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The Kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.” (Luke 10: 8,9)

           SEVEN TIMES JESUS INVITES US!
  Seven times in John's Gospel, Jesus invites us to pray in His name and assures us that we will receive an answer. And because He is the Truth Himself, we know His World is true! He said: “The Heaven ans earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away.” (Matt.24: 35)
    “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works shall he do because I go into My Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in My Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14: 12, 13);
    “If ye shall ask anything in My Name, I will do it.” (John 14:14); “If ye shall abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15: 7); 
    “Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth much fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask f the Father in My Name, He may give it you.” (John 15: 16);
   “And in that day (after the descent of the Holy Spirit) ye shall ask Me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My Name, He will give it you.” (John 16: 23); 
    “Hitherto ye have asked nothing in My Name: ask and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” (John 16: 24);
   “At that day, ye shall ask in My Name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: For the Father Himself loveth you, because ye have loved Me, and have believed that I came out from God.” (John 16: 26, 27)
    The HOLY BIBLE states: “Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is NONE other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved..” (Acts 4: 12);
   “God will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the TRUTH. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be Saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the Truth. 
    "For there 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.” (1 Tim. 2: 3-6)
     The Old Testament prophet declared: “Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, neither His ear heavy that He cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have His face from you, that He will not hear.” (Is. 59: 1,2)
    Here is the remedy: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Is. 1:18):
    “But if we walk in the Light as He is in the Light, we have fellowship one with another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all Sin. If we confess our sins (to God) He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous: and He is the propitiation (the satisfaction) for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the SINS of the whole world.” (1 John 1: 7, 9; 2: 1,2)
    Jesus Christ's vicarious Death satisfied His Father and the Courts of Heaven that His holy Blood shed on Calvary's cross for our sins and the sins of the whole world, met the Demands of Divine Justice to free us from all ours sins and the penalty thereof. Praise the Lord and thank Him for His Amazing Grace! Amen.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

              FIRST THINGS FIRST
                                     By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
     “For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” (1 Cor 15: 3,4)
     This little treatise sets forth in no uncertain terms the foundation stone of the Christian Faith; the Death of Jesus Christ for the sins of the world according to the Old Testament Scriptures; that He was Buried and Arose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures!
     Without fear of contradiction we can truthfully declare that the foregoing statement by St. Paul, is in fact and reality, God's unvarnished and unedited Truth!
     The Bible says: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (1 Timothy 3:16).
     “Knowing this first that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man; but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (2 Peter 1: 20, 21)
      In this 'Foundation Declaration' I will not seek to lean on philosophical or philological arguments or draw from the sciences to prove my point that Jesus of Nazareth was none other than God the Son from eternity, Who came from Heaven to redeem the human race through His vicarious death for us and His glorious resurrection from the dead!
             THE INCORRUPTIBLE WORD!
    The Incarnation of Jesus Christ is based on God's incorruptible and immutable Word. God the Son becoming man, is the incomprehensible truth that was in the mind of God before the foundation of the world and the very purpose of Christ's Redemption of mankind!
     The Bible states: “For as much as ye know that ye were not Redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation (empty lifestyle) received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious BLOOD of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish or spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.
     “Who by Him do believe in God, that raised Him up from the dead, and gave Him glory: that your faith and hope might be in God.” (1 Peter 1:18-21). How wonderful: Our names were inscribed in the Lamb's Book of Life before the foundation of the world!
    How Tragic is this: “...those whose names are NOT written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world will worship the Antichrist.” (Rev. 13: 8). It is almost unbelievable that men and women who are made in God's image would spurn the Gift of His Son, Jesus Christ and follow the Devil and the Antichrist!
     The Bible clearly states: “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. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3: 16, 17)
     “Paul, an apostle...and God the Father, Who raised Him from the dead; Grace be to you and Peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who Gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God, and our Father: to Whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Gal. 1: 1-5)
     God's LOVE for us was the sole impetus that caused Jesus Christ to offer Himself as God's paschal Lamb to atone for the sins of mankind against our Heavenly Father, through His vicarious death as our Substitute, in meeting the righteous demands of Divine Justice!
      Adam's sin of High Treason had to be paid and Jesus of Nazareth, true God from eternity and true man by His Virgin Birth, paid that debt for us in full!
     St. John declared: “Hereby perceive we the love of God for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” (1 John 3: 16); “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is LOVE. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His Only Begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
     “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. There is no fear in Love; but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.” (1 John 4: 8-19)
                       CHRIST AND THE CHURCH!
     Jesus Christ came to earth to Redeem mankind and to take unto Himself a people purchased with His own blood. Through His incarnation, the eternal Son of God became true Man so that He might through His vicarious death and resurrection, atone for Adam's sin and ours. Jesus Christ became the propitiation (covering, expiation, satisfaction) for our sins, thereby satisfying the Righteous demands of divine Justice in the Courts of Heaven!
     St. Paul takes us deeper as he unveils the glorious truth that because of God's mercy and love, we have become one with Him. He lifts us out of the quagmire of sin and degradation and gives us His nature making us His children, heirs of God and joint heirs with His Son Jesus Christ. Through the process of divine Adoption we become partakers of His Holy Spirit.
    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in Heavenly places in Christ: According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love:
    “Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the Beloved.
     “In Whom we have Redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace; wherein He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence. Having made known unto us the Mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself.” (Eph. 1: 3-9)
     The Bible states: “But God hath Chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath Chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And the Base things of the world, and things which are despised hath God Chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are;
    “That No Flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, Who of God is made unto us Wisdom, and Righteousness, and Sanctification, and Redemption.” (1 Cor.1: 27-30)
     We have nothing to boast about. We are totally dependent upon God the Father through Jesus Christ our Lord for everything we have! It is only by the GRACE of God that are we in Christ Jesus! When we received Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour, He came into our hearts and God made us partakers of His Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification and Redemption.
                        BY HIS GRACE ALONE!
   Salvation is totally the work of God. It was God Who called us by His Holy Spirit. God gave His Son to die as our Substitute to purchase our salvation. The Holy Spirit placed us into the Body of Christ: “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free, and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” (1 Cor. 12: 13)
     Jesus Himself baptizes us with the Holy Spirit and fire: “John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water, but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of Whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.” (Luke 3: 16);
      “And I will pray the Father and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever. Even the Spirit of Truth; Whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him; but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” (John 14: 16-18)
     By His GRACE alone we are partakers of the Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification and Redemption of God. The Bible says; “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are Above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set you affection on things Above, not on the things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” (Col. 3: 1-3)
     “For God hath made Him to be sin (sin offering) Who knew no sin: that we might be made the Righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Cor. 5:21);
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all that believe: for there in no difference. 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.” (Rom. 3: 21-24)
     William Cowper penned the timeless song, 'There is a Fountain Filled With Blood ' which has has blessed millions down through the years. He believed the Gospel was true but couldn't believe that it included him. It was only after reading this Scripture that the light broke through:
     “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation (satisfaction, covering) through faith in His Blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission (forgiveness) of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God. ” (Rom. 3: 25)
           GOD MOVES IN A MYSTERIOUS WAY!
       Henry Gariepy writes, “William Cowper ...tried to end it all one bleak morning by swallowing poison, but the attempt failed. He then went to the Thames River, intending to hurl himself over the bridge, and was “strangely restrained”. The next morning he fell on a sharp knife... and broke the blade. Failing in these attempts he tried to hang himself, but was found, taken down unconscious, and revived.
       “Later he picked up a Bible and began to read the Book of Romans. It was then that Cowper finally met the God of the storms and night seasons, and submitted to the One who had pursued him through so many desolate days and dreary nights. From out of the whirlwinds of his experiences, he sat down and recorded with these familiar words his summary of the Lord's dealing: “God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform: He plants His footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.”
    Gilbert Thomas wrote about his conversion: “William Cowper was melancholy and introspective believing that he was beyond hope, believing Christianity was true but he was not capable of faith to believe for himself. He felt rejected. Then, one afternoon in the Garden of St. Alban's Asylum, he picked up a Bible and read Romans 3: 25.
      Here is his testimony: “Immediately, I received strength to believe it, and the full beams of the Sun of Righteousness shone upon me. I saw the sufficiency of the Atonement He had made, my Pardon sealed in His Blood, and all the fullness and completeness of His Justification.
       “In a moment I believed, and received the Gospel... Unless the Almighty arm had been under me, I think I should have died of gratitude and joy. My eyes filled with tears, and my voice choked with transport; I could only look up to Heaven in silent fear, overwhelmed with love and wonder.”
Here are a couple verses from the hymn he wrote: 'There is a Fountain filled with blood. Drawn from Emmanuel's veins. And sinners plunged beneath the flood, lose all their guilty stains. The dying thief rejoiced to see that fountain in his day; And there may I as vile as he, wash all my sins way.'
                       AND THAT ROCK IS CHRIST!
         “And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and the sea. And did all eat the same spiritual meat. And did all drink the same spiritual drink, for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them; and that Rock was Christ.” (1 Cor.10:4)
     In 1775 Augustus M. Toplady wrote the great hymn, 'Rock of Ages Cleft for Me'.
  1. Not the labor of my hands
    Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;
    Could my zeal no respite know,
    Could my tears forever flow,
    All for sin could not atone;
    Thou must save, and Thou alone.
  2. Nothing in my hand I bring,
    Simply to Thy cross I cling;
    Naked, come to Thee for dress;
    Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
    Foul, I to the fountain fly;
    Wash me, Savior, or I die.
  3. While I draw this fleeting breath,
    When my eyes shall close in death,
    When I rise to worlds unknown,
    And behold Thee on Thy throne,
    Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
    Let me hide myself in Thee.

            WE WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND GOD!
     The MYSTERY of Christ and the Church will forever be a mystery to us. It is far too great, deep and incomprehensible for us to understand. St. Paul was given the revelation of the Mystery which God had kept secret for ages and generations. What was that Mystery?
    In Old Testament times, the Holy Spirit came upon the prophets. Through His Redemptive work, Christ would live within the believer and we would become one with Him and He with us. The Holy Bible states: “Even the Mystery which hath been hid from ages and generations, but now is made manifest to His saints: To whom God would make known what is the glory of the mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you the hope of glory.” (Col. 1: 26, 27)
     The Holy Bible says: “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet (qualified) to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son. In Whom we have redemption through His BLOOD, even the forgiveness of sins.
      “And He is the Head of the Body, the CHURCH, Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fulness dwell.        And having made PEACE through the BLOOD of His Cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth or things in Heaven.
     “And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled in the Body of His flesh through DEATH, to present you holy and unreproveable in His sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the Gospel.” (Col. 1: 17-23)
     Our Heavenly Father doesn't expect us to understand Him. He invites us to sit at His table as His children, sons of God and joint heirs with Christ. Salvation is the Gift of God. You don't pay for a gift. It is given to us freely by the ONE Who gave Himself to purchase our salvation. God so loved us that He gave His Son and Jesus of Nazareth, the Incarnated Son of God, was willing to ransom us at the price of His shed blood.
     Jesus prophesied His own death, calling it a ransom: “Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life as a Ransom for many .” (Matt.20: 28)
     St. Paul stated: “Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father, To Whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
      “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.      For there 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.” (1 Tim. 2: 3-6; Acts 20: 28; 1 Cor.7:23)
      “But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast until the end.” (Heb.3: 13, 14)
                    WHY HE GAVE HIMSELF FOR US!
     He came to seek and to save the lost. (Luke 19: 10). He came to earth to take out a people for His Name. (Acts 15:14). We are His Body; bone of His and flesh of His flesh. (1 Cor. 12: 27; Eph. 5:30). We are the Bride of Christ. (Rev.12: 1). 
    He died for the Church. (Eph. 5:25). He wanted us in His Family. He wanted His Father to be our Father also. (John 20:17).That's why He said: “If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.” (John 14:20-23)
     We are “living stones” in His building (1 Peter 2: 5). We “limbs of His Body” (Eph.5:30). We are “temples of the Holy Spirit” (1 Cor. 6: 17-19). We are “saints in light” (Col.1: 12-29). We, “being many are one body” (Rom.12: 5-21). We are “one bread.” (1 Cor 10: 15 -17).
     Jesus invites: “Come unto Me all ye who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28); “And Jesus said unto them, I am the Bread of Life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger, and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst. All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me and Him that cometh to Me, I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6: 35, 37). Amen.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

"GOD HEALED MY NECK COMPLETELY, AS YOU SAID HE WOULD. HE HAS BLESSED 
ME WITH AN AWESOME JOB."
                                     Says Ken Dillman, Edmonton, AB
                                                 Ken and Sylvia Dillman
Hi all.
I want to share this latest of many testimonies in my life.
I have had neck problems going back to November 2016. I hoped it would just get better but it only got worse. By April 2017 I was in so much pain, sharp pain. I went to chiropractor and finally a doctor. He gave me pills, ex-rays and found my neck had pinched nerves. I was sent to a physiotherapist. Some relief but not much. It wasn't going to get better.

I started  to go to Max Solbrekken's tent meetings. One night Max prayed. He told me by the end of the tent meetings, the Lord will heal me.
He also prayed for a job for me as I had little work. I was out of work for 7 month all total.
The Lord told my wife Sylvia to tell me "desperation leads to foolishness"
Then the job offers started to come in. I waited for the job that I knew God would send.
It was difficult not to be desperate but at times I was. I had been a fool in the past with God and didn't want to be a fool again. God lined up a job I never even applied for.
I got a call from a hiring company out of Calgary. They had a job and wondered if I would go for an interview. It was with a major Oil Company.

Short story, 
God blessed me with an awesome job.
One I thought I would never have a chance to get.

Thank you: 
To all of those who helped and to God/Jesus/Holy Ghost for making these Tent Meetings a blessing for so many.
 - Ken Dillman
         Ken plays His Jewish shofar (ram's horn) to the Lord