THE MIRACLE HAPPENED WHILE LISTENING TO
By Pastor Emile Houle, Gift Lake, AB
In 1969, I contracted pneumonia and was very sick. I
was 14 years of age. We were many miles from a doctor. The only way we could
get medicine in our village was through a Roman Catholic priest, who dispensed
it to those who were ill.
We used to listen to Pastor Max
Solbrekken’s Radio Program from White Rock, B.C. It was called, ‘The Cry
of His Coming’. I was lying on the bed, having difficulty breathing
when God’s servant came over the airwaves.
After his message he said, “If you
are sick, lay your hand on the radio cabinet as a point of contact and as I
pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, release your faith to God and
receive a healing miracle.”
The room became quiet as Pastor Max prayed and commanded in
the name of JESUS CHRIST that sickness and disease must leave those who were
afflicted. I laid my hand on the radio cabinet and believed what the preacher
said. Immediately, my breathing became normal, my lungs were healed and I got
out of bed, saying: “I am healed. I am
My mother got so happy and we were all
excited. After that we began paying to Jesus Christ with Christians who were
Pentecostals! And now 40 years later, we are still praising God with born
again, Spirit - filled Christians and Pastor Max Solbrekken is our good friend,
who visits us from time to time!
An estimated 300,000 heard Dr. Max Solbrekken's message
interpreted by Nelson Aprigo at Parque Brasil, Paulinia, S.P.
Brazil on April 13, 2005. Four thousand buses transported
200,000 people to the Assembly of God Annual Crusade!
AN AIR OF GREAT EXPECTANCY
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
There is an air of genuine expectancy in the hearts of
spiritually alert Christians today.A sense that something big is about to happen on the‘spiritual front’ in the battle for lost and dying souls. The
Battle is enjoined between right and wrong, between good and evil, between
God’s elect and Satan’s emissaries. It goes right back to the prophecy
made by the Creator in the presence of Adam and Eve which was directed to the
Liar, the defrocked Lucifer, who had instigated the High Treason coup.
The Big Question is:'What are we expecting'?Is the prophetic Word of God in the Holy Scriptures speaking to
us? Is the Blessed Holy Spirit revealing truths from the Word which have been
hidden to our spirit man? Is He divulging truths of coming events, yet not
revealed? Is God using His Word, the Holy Spirit and His Blood to make a
deliberate statement to us about the need for a Revival of Righteousness, so
that an Awakening happens in the world of sinning men and women?
We are all familiar with the last words
spoken by our Crucified, Risen and Glorified Saviour, before His ascension to
the Right hand of God’s Throne. Reading the Great Commission always stirs my heart
to pray. It grips my spirit until I can hardly lay down the Holy Bible. It
stirs me to go out and win souls on a one-to-one basis, as well as in crusade
THE GREAT COMMISSIONof our Lord Jesus commands:“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)
REPENT OR ELSE...!
As great and powerful as those
words are, they were not the last words of command uttered by our Lord. On the
Isle of Patmos Jesus Christ issued His last command to the church. It was not
“GO YE...”, but “REPENT---OR ELSE.” Unto five of the seven churches, His
message was: “Repent” or He would remove their candlestick or worse! (Rev.2; 5,
16, 22; 3: 3, 19)
Taking the pulse of today’s deteriorating world does not
generate HOPE!There isn’t a lot to
look forward to with Russia’s illegal actions and take-over of Crimea and
possible meddling in Ukraine, North Korea's nuclear posturing, Iran’s race to
acquire Atomic bombs, a fearful Israel, a US President out-of-touch with reality
and a tottering Superpower status, together with staggering Natural Disasters.
When you add to that, the growing apostasy of the Protestant
Churches in the Western World and Roman Catholic Pope Francis' refusing to
condemn homosexuality in a church riddled with pervert priests, we realize that
we are living in a time unparalleled in human history.
There is, however, an excitement in my spirit as I daily draw
near to our Lord through His life-giving Word and prayer, in close fellowship
with the Father and the Son through the Blessed Holy Spirit. I sense, as never
before, His quickening presence and a deepening of my understanding of the Mystery
of the Godhead and His Eternal Plan, Purpose and Will for His Church. We are
seeing more and more miracles and answers to our prayers, for which I am so
very grateful to our Lord.
The Holy Scripture states: "And there shall be signs in the
sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations,
with PERPLEXITY; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for
fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the Earth; for the
powers of heaven shall be shaken.
“And then shall they see the Son of Man
coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to
come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your Redemption draweth
nigh." (Luke 21: 25-28)
We are EXPECTING God's power to be
poured upon His people in a greater measure than ever before as we see the end
approaching. Remember, our Lord said: "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 end of the world." (Acts
HOW WILL THIS HAPPEN?
Jesus said: "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 unto you.
And at that day ye shall know that I am in My Father, and ye in Me and I in
"He that hath my commandments, and
keepeth them he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of
My Father, and I will LOVE him and I will MANIFEST Myself to him. Jesus
Answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he will keep My Words, and My Father
WILL LOVE HIM, and We (Father & Son) and make OUR abode with him."
(John 14: 16-23)
Here is a great truth:All we need to do for the Heavenly Father to
love us, is to love Jesus, believe His Words and keep them. God is then
obligated to love us and manifest Himself to us. Praise the Lord!
I am excited because I am
EXPECTING a mighty REVIVAL of God consciousness across the world, even though
spiritual darkness is creeping across much of the planet and evil forces of
Satanic nature, dressed in religious garb, is on the march as Satan knows he
has but a short time left to make his desperate move to control the world.
The great TRUTH is that SIN is an
abomination to GOD and that when God the SON was incarnated (God in human flesh) He did so that He could DESTROY sin! And that
is exactly what He did when He poured out His pure and perfect blood as solvent
for our sins, purchasing eternal life for all who would believe on Him as Lord
THE BLOOD OF HIS CROSS!
In his book‘The Blood of His Cross’,Dr. Andrew Murraywrites:“The great event which moved Heaven, earth and Hell; for which
the world had to wait for four thousand years; the results which will endure
forever – the shedding of the blood of the Son of God on the Cross – had an
unspeakably great object: – It was to bring about the destruction of sin
itself, and of its consequences.”
The Bible states: “Wherefore as
byone man(Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death
passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. For if by one man’s offence
death reigned by one;much more they which
receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life
by one, Jesus Christ.
“Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But
where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.”(Rom.5:12,17,20) Here is the glorious truth:WHEN SIN ABOUNDS, GODS GRACE IS EVEN MORE
The Bible says: “Without the
shedding of blood there is no remission for sins.” (Heb. 9:22);“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 our sins.”(1 John 1: 7). Amen.
WE HAVE A SIN PROBLEM!
Dr. Billy Grahamlamented:“Yet,
the farther we get from God, the more the world spirals out of control. My
heart aches for America and its deceived people.”
Shortly after the 2012 Aurora Movie Massacre,
Fox News CommentatorMike Huckabeestated:“Ultimately, we don’t have a Crime Problem or a Gun Problem.
What we have is a SIN Problem. And since we ordered God out of our schools and
communities, the Military and public conversations, you know we shouldn't act
surprised when all hell breaks loose.”
Many years agoDr. Oral Robertsstated:“I
have read the last chapter in the BOOK(Holy Bible)and it says that, “We Win.”Praise the Lord!
THE CHRISTIAN’S VICTORY CRY:
WE ARE SECURE IN JESUS!
By Pastor Max
Jesus said,"Go ye into all
the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is
baptized shall be saved."(Mark 16:15). Our Lord declared,"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No
man cometh unto the Father but by Me."(John 14: 6).
Jesus invites us,"Come unto Me all ye who labour and are
heavy laden and I will give you rest."(Matt.11: 28). He assures us,"Him that cometh unto Me, I will in no
wise cast out."(John 6:47):"
And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall
any man pluck them out of my Father's hand."(Matt.10:28, 29).
St. Paul declared,"If ye then be risen with
Christ seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the
right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God."(Col 3: 1-3).
YOU ARE SECURE IN
The Word of God states: "And
lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the age."(Matt.28:20);"He hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake
original text is even stronger. Jesus used a double imperative.
He actually said:"I will never, No never leave thee. I
will never, No never forsake thee..."The wordalwaysis a measure of time while the wordalwayis a measure of distance. He said:“I will go the distance with you, all the way until you arrive
at Home in Heaven!”
My dear friend, you areSECUREin Jesus Christ. You can TRUSTHim andDEPENDupon Him to lead and
guide you by the Blessed Holy Spirit. He cannot and will not force you to love
Him, but He still loves you with an unconditional Love.
No one else will ever care for you like Jesus.He loved us so much that He left Heaven's
glory to come down to this sin-cursed earth to purchase your soul from
damnation and Hell through His sacrifice on the‘Old Rugged Cross’ and His glorious resurrection from the dead!
The Bible says, "For when
we were yet without strength(hopeless),in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For
scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet peradventure for a good man some
would even dare to die.
"But God commendeth His love
toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more
then, being now justified by HisBLOOD, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
"For if, when we were enemies, we
were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we
shall be saved by His life."(Rom.5: 5-10)
That’s why St. John exclaimed:
"We love Him because He first loved us."(1 John 4: 8-19). An old Gospel song says:Take your burdens to the Lord and leave them
there. If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out. Take your
burdens to the Lord and leave them there!
SECURE FOR TIME & ETERNITY!
My friend:“Receive Jesus Christ into your heart and life
today and He will be the best friend you will ever have. He will forgive all
your sins and give you joy and peace within.And you will know that you are secure in JESUS
for time and Eternity!
If sickness is seeking to
rob your health and strength, remember thatJesus Christ has purchased your total salvation which includesforgiveness of all your sins, peace in your
soul and divine healing for your tired and sick body!
We were created in the image and likeness of God. He is triune:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit and we are also triune: spirit, soul and body! We
are His special creation and unlike the plant and animal kingdoms, we were made
in God’s LIKENESS with an ability to commune with our Heavenly Father through
the Holy Spirit in prayer and His Word. We enter into the Holy of Holies
through the shed blood of our Substitute and Saviour Jesus Christ our Lord
The Holy Bible declares: “Christ
hath REDEEMED us from the CURSE of the law, being made a curse for us.” (Gal.3:
13) You may say,“What was the curse of
Moses, the great Jewish prophet and
lawgiver gave us the answer in Deuteronomy 28. The blessing of keeping the
Covenant with Almighty God meant that the Israelites would blessed, above all
the peoples of the earth in everything including peace, victory over enemies,
prosperity and good health!
JESUS BROKE THE CURSE!
If they broke the Covenant, however, a
curse would fall upon them which meant unrest, defeat in battle, famine,
sickness, disease, poverty and slavery! The CURSE of the law included,“all diseases, every sickness and every
plague”ever known or still
unknown to man! (Deut. 28: 60, 61)
When God had finished His Masterwork of
Creation He was well pleased:“And God saw
everything that He had made and behold, it was very good.”(Gen.1: 31) There was no sin, fear, pain,
sickness, disease and death in the Garden of Eden until the fallen archangel
Lucifer whom we call Satan, Devil and Evil One tempted our first parents and
they sinned.With sin came fear,
guilt, pain sickness, disease and death.
Our Heavenly Father, however, KNEW
before the foundations of the earth were laid of the High Treason that would be
committed by His archangel (Isa.14: 12-17; Ezek.28: 12-17; Rev.12: 7-9) and had
a plan in place. After God had brought down His judgment upon Adam and Eve and
the earth because of their sin, He judged Lucifer with these words:
“And I will put enmity between thee and the
woman, and between thy seed and her SEED: It shall bruise thy HEAD, and thou
shalt bruise His heel.” (Gen.3: 15) In theology, we call this‘The Law of the First Mention’.
THE SEED OF THE WOMAN!
In Jewish gynecological records, the names of
the fathers are always listed. In this great prophetic statement which
announces the coming of the Messiah Who
would crush Satan’s head, He would be born of a virgin without the aid of
male sperm. Four thousand years before Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy
Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, God gave Satan a“heads up”.
Paraphrasing, He said:“You think you have won by turning My own
special creation against Me, but you will not win. Be on the lookout, because I
am going to do a new thing. A virgin will conceive in her womb and bring forth
the Deliverer who will do battle with you for the souls of men and although you
will bruise His heel, He will crush your head and destroy you eternally,
The Word of God states:“For when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth His Son,
made of a woman, made under the law to REDEEM them that were under the law,
that we might receive the adoption of sons.”(Gal.4:4,5)
For our Saviour Jesus Christ to fulfill
this prophecy, He had to suffer, bleed and die upon a rugged cross in order to
meet the demands of Divine Justice and pay the penalty of all SINS, past,
present and future, of all transgressors who would repent and receive His
mercy. The Bible says that Jesus “was delivered for our offences(sins)and was raised again for our justifications.”(Rom. 4: 25)
Through His shed blood on
Calvary’s Cross, Jesus took our place and paid the penalty for our sins. As our
Substitute, He died in our stead. The penalty for SIN was death, physical and
spiritual. God had warned Adam:“Of every tree of the
garden thou mayest freely eat. But of the tree of the knowledge of Good and
Evil thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou
shalt surely die.”(Gen.2: 16, 17)
IN DYING THOU SHALT DIE!
The literal Hebrew says,“In dying thou shalt die”. In other words,‘You will begin to die in that day and
eventually die.’ Since that day,
every baby has been born with death in its mortal body! Many years later
a prophet stated: “The soul that sinneth it shall surely die.” (Ezek 18:4)
The Holy Bible records the great
transaction of Adam’s Sin being imputed to the human race, making us all guilty
in God’s sight. When Jesus Christ paid the ransom for us, our sins were laid
upon Him and imputed to Him.
He took the punishment for our sins and
gave us His righteousness in return through His death and resurrection, making
us His sons and daughters.
God Almighty, we are free, totally FREE for time and Eternity! Now, you know
why, those who receive Jesus Christ and Saviour and Lord are SECURE in Him!Amen
"And He bearing His cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha, where they crucified Him." - John 19: 17 -18
ON BEHALF OF CHRIST: SPEAKING
THE TRUTH IN SINCERITY!
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
Commercials and infomercials, do they
really work? Daily, we are bombarded with intrusive, unwanted and irritating
commercials over television, radio, internet, and even through the telephone!
Billions of dollars are spent annually to advertise various products during
special sporting and other events.
Advertisers must believe those expensive
commercials will bring them new customers or they would not invest so much. Some
of the commercials are in good taste, others are not! Some are truthful and
some are not! We are subjected to both during an election. A good example is the
extravagant, amazing and almost god-like hype of Barack Obama’s ability to
While Sir Winston Churchill promised, “Nothing but, Blood, sweat and
tears” and John F. Kennedy challenged, “Ask not what your country can do for
you, but what you can do for your country”, Barack Obama was the great hero who
would give Americans everything they wanted for free. Multitudes believed him,
but six years later the majority of Americans are calling him ‘Commander in
Speech’ and worse ‘Liar in Chief’. America is drowning in debt, corruption and
more than fifty years I have been a spokesman for the Lord Jesus Christ and His
pure, unadulterated, unvarnished, unedited and unblemished Gospel. In His
presence, all pretenders to power and greatness are like grasshoppers and bugs
groveling about in the earth!
the early 1990s, President Boris Yeltsin stated: “We have lied to you for 70
years. Communism is dead in Russia. There will be NO MORE LIES.” While preaching
in the former Soviet Union, I applauded the Premier of Russia, saying: “The Gospel
of Jesus Christ has been heralded across the world for nearly 2,000 years and
there has never been or ever will be any LIES connected to Him because He is
the Way, the TRUTH and the Life! Amen.