Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Bible says: "For My people have committed two Evils; they have forsaken Me the Fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water," (Jeremiah 2: 13) - Pastor Max Solbrekken

PERSONAL 


Canada Needs To Hear the Gospel of Christ delivered in the Power of the Holy Spirit like  Dr. Billy Graham in the1950s, Jewish Evangelist, Dr. Hyman Appelman in the 1960s & The Lutheran Hour's Dr. Walter A. Maier in the 1940s!


50 years ago I began preaching to the Canadian Indians. I love their Gospel singing and simple faith in God. I was adopted as an Indian Chief of the Eagle and White Whale Tribes of B.C. We have seen some of the most wonderful revivals among those dear friends of mine and now we need to bring that genuine repentance and humility in a great sweep of the Holy Spirit across this land of ours!


I have travelled the world reaching multitudes of people from many different backgrounds, cultures, languages and religions. It has been a joy helping them return to the Living God through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  I have been true to the Word of God, never deviating from the Holy Scriptures, preaching only 'Christ crucified, buried, risen' and coming again and I will continue to do so by God's grace!


I have nothing in common with those backsliding preachers and turncoats who are selling out the Gospel of Jesus Christ in what is tragically called Chrislam, denying the Lord Who bought them with His precious and Holy Blood and joining with those who deny that our Saviour died on the cross at Calvary!


I began preaching over the RADIO in 1961 and on TV in 1971. My great desire now is to get back on TV across Canada and hold stirring Revival Meetings from north to south and east to west proclaiming the unsearchable riches of the Cross!  Time is short and the "fields are white already to harvest!" (John 4:35,36). If you share my burden for Canada please contact me! I ask for Your Help! [email protected]@shaw.ca


May God richly bless and keep us all in His great love, mercy, grace and peace and may we continue carrying His Gospel to the lost and dying, sick and suffering and to those who have drifted away for Him!


In His great mercy and grace,
Max Solbrekken, D.D.

Jesus Christ made this staggering statement: "These signs shall follow them that believe. In My name...they shall lay their hands on the sick and they shall recover." (Mark 16: 15-20) - Pastor Max Solbrekken

PASTOR MAX PREACHED IN  HIGH PRAIRIE IN
1973  & MY LIFE WAS CHANGED BY JESUS CHRIST!
                                     Says Marie Grey Eyes, Atikimeg, Alberta

 “A lot of people were attending the Gospel Meetings in the High School in High Prairie being conducted by Rev. Max Solbrekken of Edmonton. 

I was in such terrible pains because my spine was deteriorating badly. I was quite pregnant and had a very difficult time to walk or get around. The Doctor told me not to have anymore children because my back was in serious condition

We didn't have a vehicle, so I had to walk; and it was very difficult me to walk all bent over in pain and pregnant.

Many people were getting saved and healed. You could see the visible miracles happening right there. They were praising the Lord, and that was quite new for us.

I saw Dorothy Jean Alook get saved and received prayer for cancer. When she went into the washroom to examine her breast she discovered that she was made well and the sores had instantly healed up.

I knew if I could get the ‘Man of God’ to pray for my back, I would be healed! And it happened just like Jesus said it would. He kept His promise to answer the ‘Prayer of Faith’. When Brother Max laid his hands on me and prayed in Jesus' name, I straightened right out and all the pains were gone!

We had another  three children and I am still well after 38 years. When Henry and I heard Max Solbrekken preach  in High Prairie last month, he asked me to share my testimony. 

After the service as we were having lunch I told him: “Some people call us Sweet Marie and O’ Henry like the chocolate bars.” I give God all the glory for keeping me saved and well all these years!”




St. Paul wrote these encouraging words to a despised Church that was going through terrible persecution for the name of Jesus Christ: "But, my God shall SUPPLY all your needs (spiritual, psychological, physical, domestic and economical Needs) according to His (God's) riches in Glory By Jesus Christ." (Phil. 4: 19)

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Dear Friend of Jesus,                                                                                                  December 2011

The land was dry as a bone for many months of drought. It was unseasonable for the rains to fall in September, but 10 days before our Crusade was to begin, the rains began and overflowed with water. Crops began to rot in the fields because they could not be harvested. The rain was good for the country but not so good for open air meetings in a soccer field that quickly turned to mud!
Because of the horrific 7/11/09 gift from hate-filled Islamic terrorists that killed 82 and wounded more than 70 others from two mega bombs at the World Soccer Cup in Kampala Uganda on July 11, 2009 security was very tight. No large, public meetings were allowed for two years. God gave us favour and for the past six months the Max Solbrekken Gospel Unity Crusade teams had meetings in Parks every week-end showing the messages from our 1994 Crusades in Kampala on large outdoor screens!
Our plan was to hold the September Crusade in a large spacious Park downtown but because of security concerns we had to be relocated to the outskirts of Kampala, which troubled me somewhat. We had more than 100 policemen guarding our Crusade Grounds 24/7, which we had to pay for.
JESUS WAS LEADING!
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ knows everything. The Soccer Field we used was in the heart of the Roman Catholic area and right next door to the headquarters of the Muslim district.
Evangelical Pastors were filled with joy because they had not been able to break through in that very difficult area, but God gave us a genuine breakthrough and hundreds of young men and women were converted in every service. What the Devil meant for evil, God turned into a great blessing! Through the rain and large Police presence and being on the outskirts of the City, God worked out His Own Will. A large group of journalists from nearly 20 news outlets attended an unprecedented News Conference. And three large secular radio stations gave us one hour and 30 minutes respectively on a Sunday morning.
Through that MEDIA, multitudes heard the gospel from my lips, as well as on TV and in Newspapers!  And God gave us  great breakthrough among the Roman Catholic and Muslim populations! Hallelujah!
I have an opportunity to begin producing and releasing powerful messages on TV across Canada in the New Year. I need your help!!!

'Only One Life, It will Soon be Passed; Only what is Done for Christ, Will Last.' How True.!!!!!!

This Is The Moment: Let us grasp the opportunity

By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.


“What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them: This is the work of God that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent.” (John 6: 28-29) 

It was ‘Question and Answer Time’ in the ‘Christ’s Bible College’. The greatest of all Teachers answered the direct question that was burning in the hearts of His students! They had seen the mighty works of Jesus the prophet/teacher from Galilee and they longed to become active in the salvation/healing crusades that He was conducting.

They knew that a good rabbi taught his disciples not only by word, but by example and that they would soon be called upon to follow His example in practical hands-on ministry!

The Great Teacher answered: “If you want to do God’s work, believe on Him whom He has sent!” Why is this important? The entire Gospel of Christ and the work of the Church is wrapped up in Jesus Christ, and NONE other!
To believe on Jesus Christ is to believe that HE is the ONE that the Father sent into the world as the sole Redeemer, Saviour and Liberator of the human race! There can be no equivocation, no deviation, no compromise and no watering down of that message!

Jesus 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…I am come that they might have life and that more abundantly.” (John 10: 9, 10)
Redeemer, Saviour, Liberator!
Jesus was very specific and emphatic. He made no bones about His identity. He said: “I and only I, am the Door. I and no on else, is the Way the Truth and the Life. I and only I, am the Resurrection and the Life. I and none other, is the True Vine and the Good Shepherd. I am He that was dead and behold, I am ALIVE forevermore!

Believing on Jesus Christ is receiving Him as Lord and Saviour. It is obeying His Word, abiding in Him and serving Him. When we do that, He enters into us, giving us His nature and filling us with His Holy Spirit as we seek Him with all our heart, soul and spirit!

“At that day (after My ascension) ye shall know that I am in My Father and ye in Me and I in you…and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father and I will love him, and will manifest Myself unto him. If a man love me he will keep My words: and my Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him.” (John 14: 20, 21, 23)

We then become temples of the Holy Spirit and He lives in us. He walks in us, leads us and guides us into all truth! He becomes one with us; He is in us and we are in Him! (2 Cor.6: 16; Acts 17: 28)
Only those who BELIEVE that Jesus Christ was sent to earth by God the Father, have the authority to do His works. Christians BELIEVE that our Lord was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, died on the cross for our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day. We BELIEVE that Jesus Christ returned to Heaven and sat down at His Father’s right hand, and is presently representing us as our Advocate and High Priest. (Heb.10:10-20)

He gives us the AUTHORITY to do the works that He did by the same Holy Spirit, through which He performed miracles. The Bible says: “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and power who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil, for God was with Him.” (Acts 10: 38)

Jesus stated; 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.” (John 14:12)
Believing on Jesus is more than having a head-knowledge of the Saviour. It is belonging to Christ and abiding in Him and He in us! St. Paul described it so well: “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, being made conformable to His death…” (Phil.3: 10)

Certainly, Paul knew Jesus Christ. He met Him during his Damascus Road experience when the glory of the Lord blinded him. He spoke to Him and heard His voice on numerous occasions in Damascus, Arabia, in Jerusalem and other places. If anyone knew Jesus, Paul did!

Yet, he wanted to get to know Him better. Although he did not know Jesus in His earthly flesh, he said: “Wherefore from henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth we know Him, no more.” (2 Cor.5:16)

Before He went away Jesus promised: “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 (like Paul on Malta) and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay their hands upon the sick and shall recover.” (Mark 16: 16-18)
Can We Believe in Jesus?
Yes, we can and we DO believe in Jesus. And He will work through us like He did with His followers in the Early Church: “And they went forth preaching everywhere, the Lord working with them confirming the word with signs following.” (Mark 16: 18-20)

The Question they asked is one that we all should ask! “What is it you want me to do Lord so that I may please You? How may I also do the works that You are doing?”

The Master is calling, let us answer that call. The need for workers is urgent, let us not fail Him. The harvest is great, the labourers are few and time is short! Here is our Lord’s Harvest Call:

“Then saith He unto His disciples, the Harvest truly is plenteous, but the labouers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send out labourers into His harvest.” (Matt.9: 37, 38)
Here is our Lord’s Great Commission: “And He said unto them, 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, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” (Mark 16: 15-19)
Now Is the Moment: Let Us Grasp The Opportunity!
This is our finest hour, may we not lose it. This is the most opportune time, let us not waste it! God has opened the door, let us not linger. Christ has given us the key to Revival, let us use it! The Holy Spirit is waiting to work a miracle, Why not ask Him? God has promised to answer prayer, let us believe Him.
All things are now ready for the ‘Marriage Supper of the Lamb’. Are you ready? If you are not, come to Him today and receive Him as your personal Saviour. (John 3:16, 17, 36; 5: 24, 25).You will never be the same again! Amen.
  

Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies. He is called 'The Desire of all the ages.' (Haggai 2:7), ''The altogether Lovely One' ('Song of Solomon 15:16). St. Paul declares that Jesus is the 'One Who is to Come (the last One) and will Come' (Hebrews 10:37) and St. John declares Jesus Christ 'King of Kings and Lord of lords' Who will soon appear. (Rev.19:16; 22:7,12,20). "Even so, Come Lord Jesus!" - Pastor Max Solbrekken

"He Came; He Is Coming"

C. H. Spurgeon
"This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven"
(Acts 1:11).
Many are celebrating our LORD's first coming this day; let us turn our thoughts to the promise of His second coming. This is as sure as the first advent and derives a great measure of its certainty from it. He who came as a lowly man to serve will assuredly come to take the reward of His service. He who came to suffer will not be slow in coming to reign.

This is our glorious hope, for we shall share His joy. Today we are in our concealment and humiliation, even as He was while here below; but when He cometh it will be our manifestation, even as it will be His revelation. Dead saints shall live at His appearing. The slandered and despised shall shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Then shall the saints appear as kings and priests, and the days of their mourning shall be ended. The long rest and inconceivable splendor of the millennial reign will be an abundant recompense for the ages of witnessing and warring.

Oh, that the LORD would come! He is coming! He is on the road and traveling quickly. The sound of His approach should be as music to our hearts! Ring out, ye bells of hope!

O' Come, let us adore Him. O' Come, let us adore Him. O' Come, let us adore Him, Jesus Christ The Lord.!!!

Who is Jesus Christ:
Is He Truly God?

By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.


Who is Jesus Christ: Is He Truly God? If He is, then let us worship and serve Him! If He is, then we are in good hands. If He is, then Heaven is real and the Bible is true!
If He is truly God and was incarnated, so that He could die for us and redeem us, then His love for us is greater than any and all earthly or human love.
God’s love is beyond understanding or comprehension. His love is beyond the scope of human thought or imagination. His love is truly apodictic, meaning evident beyond contradictions!
CALVARY PROVED GOD’S LOVE APODICTIC!
If Jesus of Nazareth is truly God, as He claimed to be, then nothing is too costly, nothing is too difficult, nothing is too arduous  or too beyond human capabilities or reasoning, for mortal man to abandon.
In order to know Him intimately, love and adore Him, and declare His Lordship and Eternal Majesty to a corrupt, idolatrous and dying world, we must first seek Him with all our spirit, soul and mind and become ONE with Him and the Father through the Holy Spirit!
St. Paul wrote: “For through Him (Jesus Christ) we both (all believers) have access by one Spirit (Holy Spirit) unto the Father.” (Eph.2: 18)
The goal for every believer is to get to know Jesus Christ better and to learn to know the Father. Our Lord Jesus said: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life: No man cometh unto the Father but by Me. (John 14: 6)
Only Jesus Christ, through His shed blood, has the power to bring us into the very presence of God the Father by the precious Holy Spirit!
Jesus of Nazareth was truly God the Son, in human flesh. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a Jewish Virgin Maiden and walked among men to show us the love of our Creator, for the sole purpose of securing our eternal salvation by meeting the demands of Divine Justice.
Through His condescending, tortuous sacrifice on our behalf on the ‘Hill of Shame’ the Place of a Skull, called Golgotha, then our love, devotion, and absolute commitment to Him in all things must become our number one priority!
And because He has showered His love and grace upon a perverted, blasphemous and murderous world through the outpouring of His Holy Spirit upon His Church for almost 2000 years, should it not cause sinning mankind to fall down on bended knees, and cry out with the Roman centurion Longinus and his soldiers who crucified our Saviour, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
    HE CAME UNTO HIS OWN: THEY REJECTED HIM!
To the bewilderment of political leaders, the animosity of religious rulers and the amazement of His followers, Jesus of Nazareth factually prophesied His vicarious death on the cruel cross, and His glorious resurrection from the dead three days later.
“Destroy this temple,” said our Saviour, “and three days I will raise it up. But He spake of the temple of His body.” (John 2:19,21)
They didn’t understand why He rebuked Simon the son of Jonas, calling him Satan when he tried to dissuade Him from the cross.
“From that time forth began Jesus to show His disciples, how that He must go unto Jerusalem and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed and raised again on the third day.
“Then Peter took Him and began to rebuke Him...But He turned and said unto Peter, Get thee behind Me, Satan... ” (Matt.16: 21-23)
The High Priest tore his priestly robe, condemning Him to death when Jesus answered: “I AM, and ye shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power and coming in the clouds of heaven.” (Mark 14:61-65)
The Roman Governor Pontius Pilot was amazed when Jesus of Nazareth did not plead innocent of the crimes accused of, nor ask for mercy. He was amazed at the words of Jesus: “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the word...” (John 18: 31-37)
After His crucifixion, religious leaders requested of the governor to guard the tomb. For they said, “Sir, we remember that deceiver said, while He was still alive, After three days I will rise again.
SEALING THE STONE & SETTING A WATCH!
“Command therefore that the sepulcher be made sure until the third day...Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way and make it as sure as you can. So they went and made the sepulcher sure, sealing the stone,  and  setting a watch.” (Matt. 27: 62-66)
Three days later, the soldiers guarding the tomb lay unconscious on the ground, and a powerful angel sat on the gigantic stone which had sealed our Master’s tomb.
Long dead saints arose with Jesus and were walking the streets of Jerusalem.  Jesus communed with His disciples for forty days after His resurrection before ascending to Heaven to sit on His Father’s right hand. With St. John, we long for His soon return as He promised: “Even so, Come Lord Jesus. We need You!” Amen. Ω

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Multitudes have been saved, healed and filled with the precious Holy Spirit by Christ's never changing power through our humble Ministry for Him. - Pastor Max Solbrekken

Blind see, Deaf hear, Cancer Healed
        By Ken Ruaur,  Burning Bush Crusades (M-21Haiti)

In 1974 we had the opportunity to go to Port-au-Prince, Haiti with Pastor Max Solbrekken. My function was to price out and see the feasibility of starting an orphanage there.

Max was scheduled to preach to about 15,000 people at a Soccer Stadium and the first night the power went off so Max went to the local radio to preach. He was only gone about 15 minutes when the power came back on so they turned to me and said you have to speak. Well I had never spoke to a crowd bigger than about 350, nor had I ever spoken through an interpreter.

At that time my motto was, we should be ready to preach, pray, sing or die at a moment’s notice. I was scared and thought maybe I'd die, so I preached anyway. Well the anointing of God came upon me and I preached for over an hour. Instead of preaching just salvation the Holy Spirit had me speak on life after salvation; On how to live after salvation, how to grow in Christ, etc.

I had a mass alter call for all those that wanted Christ as their Savior to raise their hands, there were about 1500. Then I asked how many wanted all that Jesus had for them, about ¾ of them raised their hand, so we prayed and rejoiced in song and praise. Then, I said that all that are afflicted or need deliverance and healing to lay their hands on the area of their affliction and as I pray, God would deliver and heal them. I then prayed under the anointing of God and when I was done, I heard shouts of astonishment and joy as people were healed by the power of God all over the stadium. In the second row was a man that had crippled feet and had to be carried, He was instantly healed and RAN up front to testify, another testified that his blind eyes were opened and his friends that brought him testified it was true. There were multitudes that had ears, eyes opened as well as other types of healing.

By this time Bro Max was back, so he preached and prayed for about an hour. We never did start an orphanage there, as there prices were higher for land or buildings than in Canada and if you would try to dicker they would keep upping the price, so they got nothing.
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One evening we had a service at a city about 50 miles southeast of us and during the service I was telling of a lady that had been bought to Brother Max's meeting at the Revival Centre in Edmonton in 1971 with cancer. Her family brought her in wheelchair as the doctors sent her home to Lougheed (which is 100 plus miles east of Edmonton) to die as she was full of cancer and they did all they could. I don't know if it was her idea or her family's to try pray, but either way they came.

When Brother Max called for those that wanted prayer, they wheeled her up and she told Max what it was about and I was standing right beside her. So Max prayed and rebuked the Spirit of infirmity (cancer). The first thing I noticed was her countenance changed and then she got out of the wheelchair and walked without any help.

A little over a year later she came again to the Centre and I recognized her even though she had filled out her gaunt places and was the picture of health. So I went over and ask how she was , she said that after Max prayed they went home to Lougheed, Alberta and instead of dying she continually got better and within a couple of months was her old self. She went back to the doctors and they were flabbergasted, but skeptical especially when they heard it was prayer. She had just been to the doctors that day for a final checkup and she has no traces of cancer in her blood. She got up and testified this to all that was there.

As I finished sharing about her I heard someone say, “Here I am, that’s me.” Here she was in our meeting almost six years later and still cancer free and healthy. To God be all the honor and glory!
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Bible says that in the last days,"There shall be...upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity...men's hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth..." (Luke 21: 25, 26). JESUS also stated: "Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven...For where your treasure is there will your heart be also.' (Matt.6: 19,20) - Pastor Max Solbrekken

Another Danger Sign: US Debt Eclipses Economic Output
Monday, 21 Nov 2011 06:24 PM
By Forrest Jones
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The United States has joined the rogues gallery of nations whose debt has exceeded its annual economic output, or gross domestic product (GDP).

The U.S. national debt has broken $15.033 trillion, higher than the $15.032 trillion gross domestic product, meaning as of now, the country's debts are higher than its annual output, according to usdebtclock.org, citing government data.

That's serious, says Gennaro Bernile, a professor of finance at the University of Miami.
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"The message is very simple: the minute that the debt becomes as large as GDP, GDP has to start growing more than the interest that the U.S. pays in order to keep up with the debt."

That's just to break even and assuming the U.S. doesn't get dragged back into another recession.

"If the debt and the GDP are at the same level, and with the debt you have to pay interest at 1 percent, that means that next year the growth in GDP has to be at least 1 percent to keep just with the interest payments," Bernile adds.
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Like in Europe, U.S. policymakers must decide what steps to take to reduce debt burdens, as tough austerity measures often lead to reduced government, and reduced government leads to reduced public-sector payrolls, and that means less tax revenues going back into the Treasury.

"The big debate is how do you reconcile shrinking the government with not killing the economy, because the government is a big chunk of the economy, and if you shrink the government you shrink the economy," Bernile says.

Other experts point out that should debt exceed GDP due to a cyclical dip in the economy, don't worry about the sky falling.

But when debt exceeds GDP due to structural reasons, such as not matching spending with revenue, then the situation will get dicey.

"If it's structural, that's a problem," says Steve Blitz, an economist at ITG Investment Research.

"If the economy is growing faster than the government is paying for that debt, then what will happen over time is that debt will just shrink relative to GDP as long as the budget deficit is going down. You get into trouble when you have an enlarged and growing structural budget deficit, and that comes from a misalignment of taxes and entitlements, and that is a problem."

The country did enter the recession running structural deficits thanks in part to the Bush tax cuts, increased military spending and changes to Medicaid prescription policies, Blitz says.

"You ramp up your spending, you cut your taxes and as a result you created what you would call a structural deficit."

But there is a way out, at least for the United States.

Spending will decline on its own as President Obama's stimulus programs wear away and people return to work, military campaigns in the Middle East wind down while a better economy results in higher tax revenue.

Furthermore, the interest paid on U.S. debts are very low, and as the economy expands, growth will exceed the rate of interest paid on the debt.

"As a result, that will also work to bring down the debt-to-GDP ratio," Blitz says.

"The problem you have in Italy and Greece is that they are paying interest on their debt that is way above the rate of growth of their economies."

The U.S. shouldn't get complacent, though.

"Are we in that situation today? No we are not. Can we get there? Yes."

Medical costs are rising, and so are pensions even in private corporations, but political leaders spend more time politicizing the issue.

"It would really be nice if people in Washington began to act like adults," Blitz says

"This is an economy-wide problem, it's not a Republican problem, it's not a Democrat problem, it's not a liberal problem or a conservative problem. It is an issue that the U.S. economy faces."

Others point out the country is spending too much but add it's not too late for the U.S. to work its way out of its hole.

"I do not think this is a no-win situation. I do think it is reversible. The biggest problem is we need to act now. We can't sit around and wait for the economy to get better. We have to be fiscally responsible," says economist and author Mark Skousen.

"What it takes is leadership, and we don't have leadership."

That means leadership is lacking at the White House, Skousen adds.

It also means the country needs a simplified tax code.

Take the Bush tax cuts — they weren't permanent but should have been.

Plus the tax code is confusing and hard to manage.

"I always point to Hong Kong as the best example. Hong Kong has had the same tax code for 50 years. It's basically a progressive tax code with a maximum of 16 percent to 18 percent on individuals and businesses. We need that kind of tax planning," Skousen says.

Some argue that the government needs to raise taxes to help narrow deficits, which almost always means tax hikes.

That doesn't work either, Skousen says, adding that raising taxes will only encourage more spending.

"If you raise taxes it means they have more leeway to spend more money," Skousen says, referring to policymakers, who almost always ask how much revenue is coming in when planning budgets.

"You let them off the hook."

A Super Committee made up of 12 lawmakers, six Democrats and six Republicans, has been working on a plan to cut at least $1.2 trillion from the country's deficits, but has failed.

"After months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee's deadline," the panel's co-chairs, Republican Representative Jeb Hensarling and Democratic Senator Patty Murray, said in a statement on Nov. 21, CNBC reports.

Market watchers say they weren't surprised.

"These days it's pretty hard to have confidence in the political side of things," says Rick Bensignor, chief market strategist at Merlin Securities in New York, CNBC adds. 
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Hello.!! Is anyone listening? Is the Church still sleeping? We keep hearing the warning whistle of the coming train crash, but sadly, too often the watchmen are tired, bored and in some cases out of touch with reality! What is the answer? Read 2 Chronicles 7:14. A genuine Christ-centered awakening and revival is the answer. We need to put our spiritual, domestic & economic house in order and pray through for some old fashioned common sense and God-given direction. I am praying for every Christian to begin having prayer and Bible studies with your families, as well as at the Church. - Pastor Max Solbrekken

Last Days of the Euro, Says a Major Swiss Bank, Unless….

The Wall Street Journal carried a story that Credit Suisse, the huge Swiss bank, is forecasting the last days of the euro. But it adds a proviso: unless there is integration of the separate economies. In short, it’s breakdown vs. the New World Order.
This comes from a Swiss bank. The Swiss have opposed integration with Europe for 1000 years.  Why is a huge Swiss bank becoming a mouthpiece for the New World Order?
The report uses frightening language. It speaks of “the last days of the euro as we currently know it.” But then it went on to say a complete dissolution of the monetary union is neither immanent nor likely.
What is going on here? These people should make up their minds.
We get this assessment from the bank: “. . . some extraordinary things will almost certainly need to happen — probably by mid-January — to prevent the progressive closure of all the euro-zone sovereign bond markets, potentially accompanied by escalating runs on even the strongest banks.”
Really? What kind of extraordinary things need to happen between now and mid-January? This: the beginning of the final push into a one-state order in Western Europe — the culmination of 90 years of planning by the New World Order crowd.
The bank said that investors would only be reassured by credible signs that fiscal and political union in the 17-nation currency would be forged. “We suspect this spells the death of ‘muddle-through’ as market pressures effectively force France and Germany to strike a momentous deal on fiscal union much sooner than currently seems possible, or than either would like,” Credit Suisse said. Only then could the European Central Bank take a more assertive role in preventing a collapse of the euro zone’s financial system, the bank wrote.
This will require changes in the treaties that brought the existing system into existence. This means the final “gotcha” of the NWO against the naive voters who accepted the treaties in the name of free trade. That was the bait. The hook has always been forced political integration.
Here is a Swiss bank promoting that which the Swiss have always opposed: European political integration.
The voters oppose this. They will not vote for it in a referendum. So, there will be no referendum. It was be a negotiated treaty at the top. The NWO is preparing the final move. They even got a Swiss bank to become a cheerleader.
The NWO is taking advantage of a crisis that was created by the large banks that run the political show. They got themselves in a jam. They will now use the public fear that their economic stupidity has created to get bailed out. They will at long last get Europe trapped in a one-state order which bankers control. Sweet deal, no?   Continue Reading on blogs.wsj.com