Thursday, April 27, 2017

Jesus Christ is the great Liberator, Emancipator, Saviour, Healer and All-in All. - Pastor Max Solbrekken

Satan binds but Jesus liberates!
Randy Netmaker
  Christ the Healer Gospel Church Saskatoon 
Max Solbrekken in great Morvant
Trinidad Gospel Crusade, 1968
Dear Friends in Jesus Christ,

Lorne Guntur corrects the Prime Minister. Lorne Guntur is a genuine "tell it like it is" investigative journalist and a patriot for our nation. You cannot trust a Liberal who acts like  an Ayotollah.
Here is a seasoned Journalist teaching an amateur, former Drama teacher.

In Jesus' name,
Pastor Max Solbrekken

Sorry, Justin Trudeau, but radical Islam is a problem

In Justin Trudeau’s Canada, if I mention the Islamist ties of Akbardzhon Dzhalilov, the 22-year-old suspected of carrying out the subway bombing that killed 14 in St. Petersburg, Russia on Monday, am I guilty of Islamophobia?
What if I also mention that Khalid Masood, the man who mowed down scores of pedestrians, killing three, and stabbed a police officer to death outside the British Parliament last week, was a convert to Islam? Am I guilty of a crime against Canada’s new politically correct speech codes?
I admit, what constitutes a Muslim terror attack is not always black-and-white. Was London’s Masood driven by Islamist fervor or by his long, troubled criminal past? Or maybe a bit of both?
And what about Soleiman Hajj Soleiman, the Syrian refugee arrested at West Edmonton Mall in February after he allegedly groped six underage girls in the mammoth mall’s waterpark? There are lots of non-Muslim creeps in the world not motivated by their faiths who molest children. Soleiman’s immigration status and faith may well have nothing to do with his alleged crime.
Consider, too, the fact that the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center says while the religion of terror victims is known in only about half of attacks, where it is known, the victims are other Muslims about 90 per cent of the time.
Of the five countries where Muslims commit terror attacks the most, four are Muslim-majority countries – Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.
However, the case against radical Islam is straightforward enough to say this very un-Trudeau thing: Islam has a problem.
In 2016, there were nearly 2,500 Islamist terror attacks in 59 different countries. In all, jihadis killed 21,000 people and injured 27,000 more. And the number of attacks and deaths have increased nearly five-fold since 9/11.
Things are getting worse, not better.
Glasgow airport, Brussels airport, Istanbul airport, the 84 killed by a jihadist with a truck in Nice last Bastille Day, the 12 killed and 11 wounded at the offices of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, the Bataclan nightclub in Paris, the ramming attack on two Canadian soldiers in Quebec in 2014 followed days later by the terror shootings at the national cenotaph and Parliament Hill, Berlin’s Christmas market, the 2004 Madrid train bombing, the London subway and bus bombings in 2005, the Russian airliner leaving Egypt, the axeman hacking passengers on a German train, the Louvre Museum machete attack in February, these and thousands more attacks were all carried out by confirmed Muslim extremists.
And it may be just as troubling when poorly integrated non-terrorist Muslims get together, as they did in Cologne, Germany on New Year’s Eve 2015. Nearly 2,000 mostly refugee and illegal-immigrant men swarmed and sexually assaulted 1,200 German women in the city’s main plaza.
Such incidents demonstrate the vast gulf between Western and Middle Eastern societies, quite apart from radical Islamic motivations.
The fact that there are exceptions to the rule, that sometimes radical Christians and Jews kill in the name of their religions, too; the fact that the vast majority of Muslims simply want to be left alone to live in peace, doesn’t change the fact that radical Islam is a threat.
But now, thanks to the anti-Islamophobia motion passed in the House of Commons last month, the federal government is conducting a mandatory investigation into examples of anti-Muslim bigotry in the federal government.
If investigators find that CSIS, National Defense and the RCMP have security plans that single out radical Islam, and if those politically correct investigators deem such plan to constitute Islamophobia (which is entirely possible in Trudeau’s Canada), will Canadians be left vulnerable to attack by the dictates of political correctness?

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Meet us at Christ the Healer Gospel Church 136 Ave F S Saskatoon, SK. April 14, 15 &16, 2017 - Pastor Max Solbrekken

"Surely hath borne our sicknesses, and carried our pains: yet we did esteem stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was upon Him  and with His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way, and the Lord hath laid upon Him the iniquity of us all" (Isaiah 53:3-6)
Jesus Christ of Nazareth God's Paschal Lamb bore that 
cross to Golgotha where they crucified Him - John 19:30
Welcome at Saskatoon's Old-Time Gospel Church
Taking Serious Chances:
Walking Too Close to the Edge
by Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
    It was a beautiful Spring Day in April, 2017. Six young hikers were enjoying their walk on top of Mount Harvey north of Vancouver, British Columbia. One hiker fell behind. When he arrived at the summit, his friends were not there. The five had stepped onto a large ledge (cornice) and it broke loose plunging them 500 meters down to the ground and their death.
   It was such a tragedy! Those hikers didn't realize the serious situation they were walking onto, until it was too late. The young men were unsuspecting, thinking that they were on solid ground. Gradually, they had moved from safety to uncertainty. Then, suddenly, the end came!
     Unfortunately, there are many people today who in a spiritual sense, are “walking too close to the edge” and are unknowingly in great danger in their personal lives and even their soul's salvation! They feel they are quite alright but have left God out of their lives and have in their own minds constructed a new theology, a feel good religion of being kind to their neighbour or protecting the environment.
     What a shock for them when they finally stand before the Living God for judgment, without the covering of Jesus' blood and the assurance of Eternal Life! A ticket of 'Good Works' is worthless without the Salvation of God that is given us through Jesus Christ alone!
     There are a lot of young people who fall into a similar trap. In their quest for action and fulfillment, they will try anything different, trust a new acquaintance or get hooked on dangerous drugs! Many become obsessed with lustful habits, involved in illicit sex, drunken parties, gambling or crime!
                        OTHERS ARE SEDUCED BY THE OCCULT!
    Others are seduced by the spirit of the Occult and become deceived by demons of witchcraft, spiritism, mind reading, clairvoyance, yoga and spirit travel. Suicide demons prey on the minds of the simple until 'a Lying Spirit' convinces them to do it, luring them to a devil's Hell forever.
    Multitudes have lost their way in the fog of political correctness and in a spiritual sense, have fallen off a cliff because the ground where they were walking was unsafe, shaky and treacherous. The tragedy is that many are ignorant of the pitfalls and the fact that they are throwing away their lives, by listening to the Tempter.
    Eve thought she was listening to a very intelligent and honest being when she heard Lucifer talking to her through the voice of the serpent. She was deceived and got Adam to partake of the forbidden fruit, thereby plunging the entire human race into rebellion, chaos and wickedness.
     Listening to that evil, lying voice was the greatest tragedy ever to befall mortal man!
Many more are being deceived today in exactly the same way. They think they are hearing very knowledgeable voices telling them that they will get rich if they spend more time at the casino. One more poker game and they will reclaim everything they lost. One more throw of the dice or one more night of revelry and everything will change for them. It was the voice of Satan, the Liar!
     During the early days of the USA and the opening of the Western frontier, the Stage Coach was the fashionable way to travel. The amazing stories were often told of the expert drivers who would maneuver the winding mountainous trails, driving four horses at top speed. An error by the driver could send the stagecoach and the passengers over the edge!
    An advertisement had been placed in the newspaper that a represent of the Stagecoach would be interviewing prospective drivers at the hotel at a certain hour. Three applicants arrived at the given hour and were interviewed one by one. Finally,the last driver took a seat and the interview began. The representative began by talking about the great horses and stagecoaches they owned, their record of safety and being on schedule.
    Then he asked pointedly: “There is a very winding road up in the mountain pass. Looking over the edge, it's hard to see the bottom. Have you ever driven on such a road.” The driver nodded that he had. The interviewer said: “I've asked the other drivers, how near could they come to edge of the road at a full gallop and still be safe. One said that he could drive within two feet of the edge and the other said that he could come within 12 inches.”
      The young driver stood to his feet, put the hat on his head and said, “Excuse me sir, I am not your man. I would stay as far away from the edge of that road as I could.” As he was walking toward the door, the Stage Coach Representative jumped up, saying, “Stop. You are man we want. You have the job.”
                                  TOO FAR FROM THE SHORE!
     In 1924, Charles E. Moody wrote the beautiful Gospel song : You're drifting too far from the shore? It has been popularized by many singers such as Hank Snow, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton and others. Here are some of Charles Moody's wonderful lyrics:

Out on the perilous deep
Where danger silently creeps
And storms so violently sweeping
You're drifting too far from shore

Drifting too far from shore
You're drifting too far from shore
Come to Jesus today
Let Him show you the way
You're drifting too far from shore
Today, The Tempest rose high
And clouds overshadowed the sky
Sure death is hovering nigh
You're drifting too far from shore.

    What an amazingly true statement! Far too many have loosed from their moorings and are drifting toward open seas with no compass and no map. Jesus is
our Way Maker, His Word our compass and guide.
     To the multitudes who have thrown caution to the wind and have thumbed your noses at moral norms and are now in big trouble, there is still hope for you. If you call out to Jesus Christ for deliverance, He will answer you.
     He will rescue you from the angry waves. He will liberate you from the powers of sin, fear, sickness and evil spirits. You will become a new creature in Christ Jesus. He will wash you in His blood, forgive your sins, remove the fear and fill you with His blessed Holy Spirit! JESUS will give you His peace!
     If you do not, you will continue drifting farther from the shore and the waves of fear, bondage, despair, despondency and confusion will overtake you and you may never come back.
                            COME BACK HOME TO JESUS!
     Dear friend, if I have described your situation, remember Jesus waits for your call this very moment. He invites: “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” (Matt.11:28). Again He said: “All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and him that cometh unto Me, I will in wise cast out.” (John 6:37).
      There is only ONE Who has the mercy and grace to reach out to you and the power to liberate you! He said: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father but by Me.” (John 14: 6). Amen.

Friday, April 7, 2017

By God's grace, I had the privilege of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the East Bloc, former Soviet Union (1989-1995). We will carry more of this powerful book on this blog. May God bless you as you read. - Pastor Max Solbrekken

      By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.     
Dr. Max preaching in Soviet Union, 1989

"Tell me the story of Jesus
Write on my heart every word
Tell me the story most precious
Sweetest that ever was heard.

"Tell how the angels in chorus
Sang as they welcomed His birth
Glory to God in the Highest
Peace and good tidings to earth.

"Tell of the cross where they nailed Him
Writhing in anguish & pain
Tell of the tomb where they laid Him
Tell how He liveth again.

"Love in that story so tender
Sweetest that ever I see
Stay, let me hear while you whisper
Love paid the ransom for me.

"Tell me the story of Jesus
Write on my heart every word
Tell me the story most precious
Sweetest that ever I heard."
In summing up my worldly achievements in more than 60 years of life, I am at a loss to find anything worthwhile to report, except that which I have done to make Jesus Christ known, pointing people to the World's ONLY Saviour, Healer and Deliverer!
I am convinced that all else - higher learning, social standing, wealth, political aspirations and good deeds - pale into insignificance when compared with the "cross-work" of Jesus!
Like St. Paul, I am persuaded that all else is "dung" and that life's most important accomplishment is to believe, accept and propagate the Gospel of Christ to "fallen man", for the glory of God.
To be a "vessel of honor" and a channel of God's blessing ministering His grace, goodness and power to a lost, sick and suffering world is mankind's greatest achievement!
All else is vain and for naught, when examined under the scrutiny of God's Word and in the light of eternity!
Taking into consideration the many things I have seen and experienced, people I have met, together with all the books and journals I have read during 30 years of "world evangelism", I still wonder at the grace of God to me.
I join the hymn writer in humbling myself - in His presence - with this confession:

"Nothing in my hands I bring
Simply to Thy cross I cling
Oh, take me as I am
My only plea, Christ died for me
Oh, take me as I am."

There is no one as wonderful as Jesus. Everyone who hears His gospel and is impacted by His power, must realize that He was, is and always shall be WONDERFUL!
We stand in awe as we consider His supernatural conception, birth, life, death and resurrection. As well as the outpouring of the Blessed Holy Spirit upon His Church for the past two thousand years!
The words of the prophet - uttered 700 years before His birth at Bethlehem - under the inspiration of God - should not surprise us.
"His name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace..." (Isaiah. 9:4)

Max Solbrekken
Edmonton, 1995


"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". (John 3:16)
The story of God's great redemptive plan is without equivocation, the greatest love story ever told.
No human drama - ever so tender, touching and grand - could even begin to compare with God's love for mankind.
As a child I heard a gospel song that made a profound impact upon my young heart. Here are the words:

Into a tent where a gypsy boy lay,
Dying alone at the close of the day
News of salvation we carried. Said he,
Nobody ever has told it to me!

Tell it again! Tell it again!
Salvation's story repeat o'er and o'er
Till none can say of the children of men
Nobody ever has told me before.

Did He so love me a poor little boy
Send unto me the good tidings of joy?
Need I not perish-my hand will He hold?
Nobody ever the story has told!

Bending, we caught the last words of his breath
Just as he entered the valley of death
God sent His Son-Whosoever said He
Then I am sure that He sent Him for me.
Smiling, he said as his last sigh was spent
I am so glad that for me He was sent
Whispered, while low sank the sun in the west,
Lord I believe! Tell it now to the rest."

Tell it again! Tell it again!
Salvation's story repeat o'er and o'er
Till none can say of the children of men,
Nobody ever has told it before.

The urgency conveyed by that song, which I learned at Daily Vacation Bible School - at our Lutheran Church in rural Saskatchewan - made a profound impact upon my young heart.
I remember weeping as we children drove our horse and buggy home from church that summer day, so many years ago.
Even then, I secretly hoped that one day, I would be able to preach the gospel to other little gypsy boys.
Throughout the years, it has been my great privilege to proclaim the glad story of Jesus to this world's unfortunates, gypsies included. And presently (1992), I am preaching in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia and other Eastern European countries.
How I thank God!
The world was hopelessly doomed and condemned to an eternity without God. Then, Jesus came to “seek and to save” that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)
The Bible says, "For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved". (John 3:17)
Only the great love of The Eternal, and Jesus Christ's sacrifice on Calvary was able to free us from Satan's grasp. There was no other way!
Isaiah made it so clear: "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes are we healed." (Isaiah 53:5)
Messiah Jesus died upon Golgotha's hill - between two thieves as a common criminal - just like Jewish preachers had prophesied centuries and even millennia earlier.
No wonder Zechariah ben Joseph (John the Baptist) cried out, "Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world", when he saw Him. (John 1:29)
Just like the sacrificial lambs which had been slaughtered on Jewish altars for centuries - a type of the coming Lamb of God - Jesus died on the cross, for the sins of the entire world.
This classic song tells it like it is:

"Oh love of God, so rich and pure
So measureless and strong
It shall forever more endure
The saints and angels song.

"Could we with ink the ocean fill
And were the sky of parchment made
And every man a scribe by trade
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry
And could the scroll contain the whole
It would stretch from sky to sky.

"When hoary time shall pass away
And tongue and pen of men shall fall
When wicked men refuse to pray
Upon the rocks and mountains call
God's love so pure shall still endure
The saints and angels song."

It's hard to fathom God's love. It is past finding out. His grace is unlimited and His mercy reaches out to all men everywhere...even to those who hate and despise Him and His gospel. It encompasses the entire world!
His great love engulfs even those who persecute His emissaries and blaspheme His great, holy and lovely Name. It encompasses the entire world.
It is no wonder we sing songs like:

"This is why I love Him
He gave Himself for me
To purchase my salvation
They nailed Him to the tree
At last He cried 'Tis finished'
He bowed His head and died
Oh, what a sight for sinners
My Jesus crucified.

"What an awful price He paid
To pardon you and me
When in death He fully paid the cost,
O Soul so far astray, Come & plunge today
In the blood that stained the old
rugged cross."

It is small wonder that St. John, overcome by the goodness of God, exclaimed, "We love Him because He first loved us". (1 John 4:19). AMEN.
NOTE: This is the first chapter of the book, written in 1995. We will share more in this blog. m.s.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Amos Badger, Canada
Canada's Amos Badger: 21-year-old Gospel Singer 

Dear friends in  Christ,

We will be celebrating Easter at Christ the Healer Gospel Church in Saskatoon on April 14, 15 & 16. Our (Free) Turkey & Ham Dinner begins at 6:30 PM on Saturday. 

The Lamb Sisters will be with us. We are also featuring Amos Badger, one of Canada's Amazing young Gospel singers. On Friday 7:00 we will  have a Good Friday service with the Lord's Supper.

Dr. Peter Eppinga will be with us at the Easter Convention, as will be Mark Laubman from Edmonton.

Mark Laubman a converted Mormon (for 35 years) who drives the LRT train in Edmonton will share the amazing miracles he has seen this year. He was converted three years ago and last July was baptized with the Holy Spirit and healed of diabetes in our New Sarepta Camp Meeting. 

About a month ago he received  a Red Alert.  A passenger who was wild on drugs was causing a disturbance. At the next Station Mark opened all the doors on the train and headed to that car. He confronted the crazy man, who had his hand suspiciously in his pocket, saying: "In the Name of Jesus, you will not harm anyone on this train." 
The man looked down and walked quietly out the door and up the escalator to the main concourse, without saying a word. When Mark got to the next station, a Sargent with the Security Police called him and asked, "A crazy guy on drugs came off your train." Mark told him what had happened. The Sargent reported,"The guy went crazy and it took six officers to take him down. In his pocket he was carrying a hunting knife." God had protected Mark and the passengers on that crowded train. Praise God!

I will be delivering several messages on the substitutionary death of Jesus the Christ of God, for us all on Golgotha's Hill  so many years ago. His amazing vicarious  death for us and His glorious resurrection three days later stunned Jerusalem and is being heralded world-wide still today by an army of blood washed saints of God, many living under the Satanic influene of 'Enemies of the Cross'.

Our prayers go up to our Heavenly Father in the name of His glorified Son Jesus Christ, for persecuted Christians everywhere for their deliverance and peace. And may the savages who rape, torture, crucify and behead Christ's beautiful children, have a Saul of Tarsus Conversion Experience and be liberated from their heathen Islamic terrorism!

In Jesus' Name,
Pastor Max Solbrekken
2 Cor 4: 5; Heb 13: 8