Friday, October 18, 2019

Rev. Claude Wilson of Surrey, B.C. will be delivering God's Word on Sunday 10:45 am October 20 at the Cleansing Wave Gospel Church on Main Street, Sprague, Manitoba - Pastor Max Solbrekken

                                     Rev. Claude Wilson, Evangelist,                                                                                Pastor, Soul Winner, graduate of C.B.A.
                       CLAUDE WILSON IS A WALKING MIRACLE!
                                            By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
   When I would preach in the Vancouver area, Claude Wilson would always show up. He had a great hunger for God and never missed a meeting even though he worked hard as a long shoreman offloading cargo from ships. When we started the Canadian Bible Academy in Edmonton, Alberta in 1974, Claude showed up. He studied hard and sometimes I would ask him to look after the House of Refuge in downtown Edmonton. Magnar Bremnes, also a student at C.B.A. remembers Claude inviting him to preach and remarked, "Claude Wilson was strong in the  faith." 
                                     YES, HE IS STILL STRONG IN FAITH!
  As a boy of 13 while riding his bike, Claude  was hit by an automobile and thrown to the ground, striking his head. After that accident, he began having epileptic seizures and was unable to obtain a driver's licence. The Medical doctor believed that his head injury was the cause of the seizure attacks. While working in a fish plant in Prince Rupert, B.C., Claude was near  large fish tank when he had a grande mal, and was thrown head first into the tank. At that very, the foreman was coming around the corner  and saw his feet sticking up and was able to rescue him from a certain death.
   In 1978, I was holding some meeting in the Vancouver area and went to Radio Kari in Blaine, Wa,  to record some broadcasts. Claude accompanied me there. It was Saturday morning and the studio was empty except for Gary, the radio announcer and myself in another studio across the hallway. As I was about to begin recording, Claude asked if there was something he could do for me. I replied, "Yes, get me a coffee"
    Suddenly, I heard a real racket in the hallway. I dashed out to see Claude on the floor having a grand mal epileptic seizure. Gary  put some music on the radio and came into the hallway. Claude was thrashing about and I feared he would swallow his tongue, but I had nothing to help him with.  I fell my knees and laid my hands on him, calling on God in Jesus' Name for a miracle. All of a sudden, he became quiet and opened his eyes and sat up. He asked, "What happened?" 
                                            HE'S BEEN DRIVING EVER SINCE!
    He stood to his feet perfectly normal. Usually, when people have a grand mal they are groggy and unable to function normally for more than 5 or 6 hours. Gary just stood in amazement, shook his head and went back on the open mic and went back to my recording. Claude asked, "Is there something I can do for you? "  I replied, "Yes, please get me a coffee."  And Gary still remembers that awesome miracle of God!
    Shortly thereafter, went to see  a doctor and took all the tests. Normal all around and he's been driving ever since! Praise God. 
      Some years ago, Claude was contacted by Jerry Attache from a little Indian Reservation in Northern B.C. It was a Roman Catholic village and the only person who gave him lodging was the village drunk. He was given a place to preach and had services every evening. Things were very slow and his host was drunk most of the time, but Claude just prayed and preached. After more than a week the drunk had a born again experience and the entire village came to Christ!
   If you get an opportunity to hear him preach, please do so. Amen.                 

Friday, October 11, 2019

GOD'S HUMBLE SERVANT 
 FRANK MIRASTY IS WITH JESUS   
Reverend Chief  Frank Mirasty leading Worship to Christ!

                                   ABSENT FROM THE BODY 
                          PRESENT WITH THE LORD
                                      By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
      The Bible says, "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present  with the Lord." (2 Cor. 5:8); "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." (Phil. 1: 21)
    When I received the call from Sandra Fiddler that her father Frank Mirasty had passed away, it brought many good memories to my mind. When she said that Neva wanted me to officiate at the funeral of her beloved husband, I was not surprised. Our friendship goes back for many years!
    Frank  Mirasty was the Chief of Flying Dust Indian Reservation and the leader of the Mirasty  Country and Western Dance Band. Frank and Neva were ardent Roman Catholics with a large family of nine children.
   In 1972, Neva became quite ill and was taken to the local hospital and realizing the seriousness of her sickness, she asked a Roman Catholic priest to pray for her to be healed. When he replied that he only gave absolution, she stated that when she was little her mother had said that Jesus healed the sick. As he was leaving, she took hold of his coat and said, "Priest, please pray for me", but he walked away without saying another word. She became very discouraged and distressed.
                                               GREAT REVIVAL FILLED OUR CHURCH!  
    At that very time, we were conducting an indoor Camp Meeting at the Edmonton Revival Centre and many people, including Natives, were being born again and healed. We advertised the Meetings over the radio and in the Cry of His Coming Magazine. 
    By the will of God, someone in Meadow Lake was handing out the Magazine in the Hospital and gave a copy to Neva. She was excited and asked Frank to drive her to our church in Edmonton. He was enraged, saying that she must be crazy to go to a protestant church since they were Roman Catholics.
   Without Frank's knowledge, she signed out of the hospital and her nephew drove her to our crusade! The meeting was on fire with God's great love and healing power when they entered a packed church. The Word of God gripped her soul and she knew that she needed God. 
    When I asked people to come forward to receive Jesus Christ and His saving and healing power, she came with many more. As I was ministering to them, some fell under the power of God and she wondered why we didn't call an ambulance, and when they got off the floor, she thought they had resurrected.
                                                    I AM SICK AND I WANT GOD!
    It was all so strange, but she knew that God was present and she wanted Him. When she stood in front of me, she said: "I'm sick and I need God." When I laid my hands upon her head and prayed in Jesus' Name, she fell like she been struck. When she arose she was saved, healed and speaking in tongues and gloriously happy! She exclaimed, "When you prayed a  very strong light came toward me an enveloped me and I lost all my strength."  
    When she returned home, Frank was filled with joy and felt they should go on a holiday to Banff. They stopped in Calgary overnight and getting up Sunday morning, Frank turned on the TV and our program was playing on CFCN. He switched the channel to CFAC and whose program was on? It was Max Solbrekken's program. He turned it off and said, "I'm, trying to get away from that man. That's all you are talking about ever since you got healed."
     Heading toward Banff they drove by a town when suddenly Neva saw a church and blurted out, "I wonder if that is the same kind of church as Max Solbrekken's?" Frank turned the vehicle around and said, "That's it. We're heading home."  About that time, Evangelist Charles Enloe from the USA spent some time ministering with us at Edmonton and I put him in contact with Neva. She asked if he could hold some meetings on the Flying Dust Reserve, but Frank kicked him out. 
                                                A VOICE SAID, WAKE UP, FRANK!
   Sometime later, Frank was on the road when he saw a moose and though he was not dressed for hunting, he parked his vehicle and shot the moose, wounding it. Following its tracks, Frank was able to kill it. During that time he injured his leg and had a tough time to walk using his rifle to lean on. Eventually, he stopped and was so tired that he began to fall asleep. 
     He cried out, "Lord, forgive me and save me," and he fell asleep. Then, he heard a voice saying, "Wake up, wake up", and he managed to drag himself toward the road, where his friends were looking for him. They wanted to take him to the hospital but he said, "No, take me home." After recuperating, he told Neva what happened and that God had saved and he was ready to talk to the preacher, Charles Enloe, whom he had chased off the reservation.
   The next summer Frank and Neva came to the Old Fashioned Bible Camp at Sandy Beach, Alberta and we met Frank for the first time! Now you know the rest of the story of the man who became a human dynamo for Jesus and had the honour of praying for the judges of Saskatchewan before they began their duties. He was a man among men and yet the humblest among them! To God be the glory. Amen.
  
Pastor Max Solbrekken with Frank & Neva Mirasty
                               Alliance Church Gymnasium filled for Oct. 9, 2019 Funeral 
Chief Frank Mirasty Flying Dust Reservation

Friday, October 4, 2019

Max Solbrekken preaching in Moscow, Russia, 1992
Healing for Spirit, Soul & Body!
           By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
 GOD’S WORD says: “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall SAVE the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” (James 5: 14, 15)
 The word SOZO used here means to heal the sick and make them well, is used interchangeably for forgiveness and healing for body or soul in the following Scriptures: Mark 5:23, Mark 5:34, Mark 6:56, Mark 16:16, Luke 8:36, Luke 17:19, Luke 18:42, Acts 2:21, Acts 14:9, Acts 4:12 and Eph.2:8.
       The Greek word SOZO means to protect, deliver, heal, preserve, save and make well. In reality it means the ‘Salvation of God’. Seven hundred years before Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, the Prophet Isaiah declared:
  “Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold a VIRGIN shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His name Emmanuel.” (Is.7: 14)
The Angel Gabriel appeared to Joseph saying: “…Fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS for He shall save His people from their sins.
  “Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet saying, Behold a virgin shall be with child, and shalt bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, GOD WITH US.” (Matt.1: 20-23)
The name of Jesus in Hebrew is Yeshua which mean ‘the Salvation of God’.  His salvation for mankind is forgiveness, healing, protection, wellness and deliverance from the power of the Devil and His evil work! Jesus came to this earth “to seek and save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)
The name of JESUS means: Saviour, the salvation of God; the God who saves, heals, protects, delivers and makes well.
Everywhere our Lord went, he preached the Gospel and confirmed His message by healing the sick and casting out evil spirits from those who were bound: “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3: 8)
The Bible states: “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 of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know.” (Acts 2: 22)
“How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to His own will.” (Heb.2: 3, 4)
 GOD’S WORD says: “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall SAVE the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” (James 5: 14, 15)
 The word SOZO used here means to heal the sick and make them well, is used interchangeably for forgiveness and healing for body or soul in the following Scriptures: Mark 5:23, Mark 5:34, Mark 6:56, Mark 16:16, Luke 8:36, Luke 17:19, Luke 18:42, Acts 2:21, Acts 14:9, Acts 4:12 and Eph.2:8.
   The HOLY RECORD states: “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases.” (Ps.103: 2, 3)
 “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.” (Is.53: 4, 5)
 “And when the even was come, they brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils; and He cast out the spirits with His Word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled  which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses.” (Matt.8: 16, 17)
 “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 2: 24)
  The BIBLE says: “He hath sent His Word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions.” (Ps.107: 20): “He brought them forth with silver and with gold; and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.” (Ps.105: 37)
 “I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?” (Jer.32: 27); “And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and He shall bless thy bread and thy water, and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.” (Ex.23: 24, 25)
GOD’S HEALING COVENANT!
In His great love and concern for His people, Israel, Almighty God made a ‘Healing covenant with Moses’ on their behalf. Here it is:
“If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians, for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” (Ex.15: 26)
 The ten plagues which Jehovah the Covenant God of Israel released upon the gods of Egypt, that finally forced Pharaoh to allow the Hebrew slaves leave their bondage, did not adversely affect God’s people.
The promise of divine healing and health was reserved for the Hebrews and by extension to all who trust in Christ our Great physician, Who fulfilled all the types of the promised Messiah.
“He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.” (Ps.105:37); “Then they cried unto the Lord God in their trouble, and He saveth them out of their distresses. He sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” (Ps.107: 20)
 “God is a very present help in time of trouble.” (Ps.46:1); “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Ps.27:1)
 “No good thing will God withhold from them who walk uprightly.” (Ps.84: 11); “There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh unto thy dwelling.” (Ps. 91: 10)
 “Delight thyself in the Lord, and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” (Ps.37: 4); “Unto you that fear My name shall the Son of righteousness arise with healing in His wings.” (Mal.4: 2)
  “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against thee shalt thou condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me sayeth the Lord.” (Is.54:17)
Divine Healing is promised to those who fast and pray and seek the Lord: “Is not the fast that I have chosen? To lose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? When thou seest the naked, that thou cover him, and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
 “Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thy health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee, the glory of the Lord shall be thy rear guard. Then shalt thou call and the Lord shall answer: thou shall cry, and He shall say, Here am I...” (Is.58: 6-8)
THIS IS THE REASON JESUS CAME!
“For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the enemy.” (1 John 3: 8); “The thief (Satan) cometh not but for to steal, kill and destroy. I am come that you might have life and more abundantly.” (John 10: 10);
 “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” (Eph.3: 20); “And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel unto 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 lay their hands on the on the sick, and they shall recover.” (Mark 16: 15-20)
Jesus said: “Come unto Me all ye who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” (Matt.11: 28); “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: 37) 
He invites us to fellowship with Him through prayer, praise and meditation. He said: “Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” (Matt.7: 7,8)
Then He shared this great analogy: “And what man is there of you, whom if his son asks bread, will he give him a stone?” Something useless! “Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?” Something dangerous!
 “If ye then, being evil, know to give good gifts unto your children, HOW MUCH MORE shall your Father in Heaven give good things to them that ask Him? “ (Matt.7: 9-11). He stated: “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. I will be with thee unto the end of the world.” (Matt.28:20; Heb.13:5)
 In this PROMISE our precious Lord Jesus used a double imperative t drive home a very important truth. He actually said: I will never, NO NEVER leave thee. I will never NO NEVER forsake thee, I will be with thee until the end of the world.
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD TO FAIL!
Of all the promises our Lord gave us, I think this is the most touching. Jesus was so concerned that we know the truth of His presence and nearness to us at all times!
The Bible says: “For all the promises of God in Him (Christ Jesus) are Yea and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God.” (2 Cor. 1: 20) His promises are always YES  NOT NO.!
"If God be FOR US, who then can be against us?” (Romans 8:31); "Greater is He that is IN US that he that is in the world." (1 John 4: 4)
"God 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." (Col. 1: 13, 14)
When Satan's power was defeated in our lives and we were translated into Christ's KINGDOM, Satan's power to harass us was finished. We can tell him to remove his sickness and disease from us for we are God's PROPERTY.
We have been purchased by His blood: "Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your BODY, and in your SPIRIT, which are GOD'S." (2 Cor. 6: 20); “And the very God of Peace sanctify (set apart unto God) wholly (completely); and I pray God your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless (without sin or sickness) unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thess. 5:23)
The Bible declares: “For the Word of God is quick (alive) 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)
In His powerful short commentary of the Word of God, St. Paul holds nothing back. He lays it out as it should be told. Nothing is as powerful as God’s Holy and life-giving Word. It is alive and powerful and cuts like a sword. It separates the soul - which is the intellect (mind), emotions and will - from the spirit which is the very heart or eternal part of man! It is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
THE WORD OF GOD
HEALS THE TOTAL MAN!
The Word of God convicts and changes a person’s thoughts from evil to good. Conviction for sin brings repentance and forgiveness and a change in attitude and lifestyle!
But what does the Word of God do to our bones and marrow of our bones? There is no sin there, but there may be cancer or arthritis or some other disease.
When our lives change often our bones become healthy. Hatred, jealousy, envy, fear or grief may dry up our bones and allow disease to enter. The Word of God can get into our bones and the very marrow of our bones and bring us the healing of God through Jesus Christ our Lord! 
    My Friend: In the NAME of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and upon the authority of God's Word and by the BLOOD of the everlasting covenant, I command the pain to LEAVE YOUR BODY and the power of Satan to be broken off your entire being! 
We can legally say: “SATAN: IT'S OVER! YOU HAVE LOST and WE HAVE WON through CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD! Amen.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

                                 PERFECT SOUNDNESS
THROUGH JESUS CHRIST!
   By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D
Terry Somers in Slave Lake, AB 2014.

Terry & Cathy Somers with Max Solbrekken, 2014

     On September 3, 2019 Terry and Cathy Somers celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the amazing miracle that Jesus Christ gave Terry in Lyttleton, N.B. It is attached at the end of this article. MS
       Hello Pastor Max! It is 25 years today since I received my Miracle! Thank you, Jesus! Sept 3rd 1994. There is a significance of the 3rd day for me! It was confirmed as a Miracle on Oct 3rd 1994 by Dr. Edward Abraham! All power and glory to God!
Terry & Cathy Somers [email protected] Tue, Sept 3, 2019 6:18 PM
   “And His name through faith in His name hath made this man strong whom ye see and know; yea, the faith which is by Him hath given him this Perfect Soundness in the presence of you all.” (Acts 3: 14-16)
     Jesus of Nazareth had trained His disciples and apostles to preach the Gospel, heal the sick, deliver the afflicted and cast out devils. During his earthly Ministry our Saviour healed multitudes of sick and suffering people, an example to those who would follow Him. He stated: “As My Father has sent Me, so send I you.” (John 20:21).
     He issued the Great Commission and promised to send the Blessed Holy Spirit to empower them for the great work of the Christian Ministry. He said: “And behold I send the promise of My Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on High.” (Luke 24: 49);
    “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be My witnesses both in all Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1: 8)
                                    THE GOSPEL IN OPERATION!
     Does Jesus keep His Word? Yes, He does, and He always will. He is “The Way, the TRUTH and the Life...” (John 14:6); “He is the same yesterday and forever.” (Heb 13:8). Jesus stated: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away.” (Matt. 24:35). As a matter of fact, our Saviour said that it would be easier for the heavens and earth to pass away than for His Word to fail!
    The BIBLE says: “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing, mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
     “And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2: 1-4)
    The Comforter had come, the Holy Ghost from Heaven, the Father's promise given. And the Church of Jesus Christ was born! Immediately, a miracle happened.
    St. Peter delivered a powerful Pentecostal message under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, a multitude were deeply convicted and a great Awakening began: “Then they that gladly received God's Word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” (Acts 2:41)
                                     THAT WAS A GREAT MRACLE!
    Three thousand were saved after hearing a Pentecostal message from a backslidden apostle, who had repented of the most terrible SIN of cursing, swearing and denying Jesus Christ. He had stated publicly that if he were not telling the truth about not knowing ‘that man’ Jesus of Nazareth, let a curse fall upon him!
    How could such an impossible thing transpire? Less than two weeks after cursing the name of Jesus of Nazareth and on three occasions disowning the One who had given him the authority to preach the gospel and heal the sick in His Name? (Matt. 10:1,2)

     He had repented of his grievous error and the precious BLOOD that flowed from God’s Paschal Lamb had cleansed his spirit and purged his conscience. The HOLY SPIRIT had changed a cursing coward into a powerful preacher of Christ’s Gospel. And he was forgiven and restored!
    After Peter’s tragic renouncement of Christ, he was no longer a disciple! After Christ’s resurrection, God’s angel spoke to the women who had come to the tomb of Jesus: “And he saith unto them Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: He is risen; He is not here: behold where they laid Him. But go your way, tell His disciples and Peter that He goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see Him, as He said unto you.” (Mark 16:6,7)
      “And they rose the same hour and returned unto Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, Saying the Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.” (Luke 24: 34)
     You may ask, “How could a loser like Simon Peter, less than two weeks after his lying denial of Jesus Christ, become a powerful preacher whom God used to heal the sick and raise the dead?”
      Speak about the Grace of God. Talk about His Mercy and Goodness. Herald His amazing Love. Shout His praises. Sing about His unending Eternal Life! Rejoice in the power of His atoning Blood and receive His all-encompassing Blessing for time and eternity! Hallelujah to the Lamb upon the Throne on the Right hand of His Father!
     Jesus had prayed for him Peter that Satan wouldn’t have him, and he was baptized with the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost! “And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have thee, to sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not; and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.” (Luke 22:31, 32)
      “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)
                                  SIMON PETER PREACHED JESUS!
     Not only was Simon Peter converted and filled with the Holy Spirit, but His message was ‘JESUS’ whom he had earlier denied. There are four great truths that we all need to articulate and be fully consumed with, namely: The Blood of Jesus, the Name of Jesus, the Word of God and the Holy Spirit!   
     The Bible says: “Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
     “Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that He should be holden of it. Therefore, let the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye crucified, both Lord and Christ.
    “Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, What shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized, every one of you in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
    “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” (Acts 2:22-24, 36-41)
                                          A CRIPPLED MAN IS HEALED!
      The Apostles were men of faith and prayer. Ten days of waiting on God in prayer and receiving the Holy Ghost and fire, empowered the early Church. Three thousand men were converted which further stoked their desire to pray. Peter and John were on their way to a prayer meeting, when a miracle brought 5,000 men to Christ:
     “And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes on him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
    “Then Peter said: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, waking, and leaping, and praising God.
      Peter accused them of deicide: “But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you: And killed the Prince of Life, who God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. And His Name through faith in His Name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know; yea, the faith which is by Him hath given Him this PERFECT SOUNDNESS in the presence of you all.”  (Acts 3:1-18)
     The lame man who was healed had been born with that condition. This brings us back to the Garden of Eden where God created Adam and declared everything that He had created was good. When Jesus healed the man born with an impediment in his body, He was restoring him to the original perfect physical condition of mankind. St. Peter called it this perfect soundness!
     The Bible states: “God who at sundry times and in diverse manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds.” (Heb. 1: 1-2).
      When Jesus healed the sick and afflicted, He was doing what He had done in Eden. He was bringing them back to physical perfection!
      God created Adam, a masterpiece without sin, sickness, fear or death! In all of God’s creation, there was nothing to compare with Adam. He was the chief of God’s creation upon the earth and was given authority and dominion over the various plant, mineral and animal kingdoms. He was in perfect relationship with His Creator and God.
                               FATHER GOD SURPRISED ADAM!
     Adam walked and talked with His Father and God in the cool of the day. There was total joy, peace and tranquility in the Garden of Eden. Then one day, God surprised Adam with a special gift. He caused a deep sleep to come upon Adam and God took a rib from his body and from it formed a woman.
     “And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh: She shall be called woman because she was taken out of man. Therefore, shall a man leave his mother and father and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” (Gen. 2: 22-24)
      The amazing thing is that Adam knew by the amazing knowledge that God had placed within him that he and Eve would have children and that they would be one flesh! This Scripture gives us a wonderful comparison of Christ and His Church:
    “For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and He is the saviour of the body. Therefore, as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be unto their own husbands in everything. Husbands love your wives even as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.” (Eph. 5: 22-25, 30)
     An old Jewish, Babylonian Talmud states: “Woman was made from man. Not from his head to rule over him, nor from his feet to be trampled upon by him. But from his side to walk with him, under his arm to be protected by him and near his heart to be loved by him.”
                                         WE ARE BONE OF HIS BONES!
     This is one of the greatest truths found in the Bible: We are bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh and our bodies are temples of the Holy Ghost! The Holy Spirit lives in us and we are members of His Body. We are not our own. We have been purchased with a price and we belong to Jesus Christ. The Mystery that was hid for ages and dispensations was revealed to St. Paul, who lays bare the whole story of our relationship with Jesus Christ!
     St. Paul reveals the great MYSTERY that our Heavenly Father had kept secret for ages and dispensations. Only God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit knew the awesome plan of Redemption which He revealed to St. Paul. He did not reveal this Mystery to Noah, Abraham, Moses, Daniel or David.
     What was this great Mystery? “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 riches of the glory of this Mystery among the Gentles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Col. 1: 26, 27)  
     “That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full understanding, to the acknowledgement of the Mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ: in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Col.1:2,3)
    During EARLIER TIMES, God came upon the prophets by His Holy Spirit. The Redemption of Christ, however, would be different! His only begotten Son would be incarnated through His virgin birth. He would fulfill all the prophecies that had gone on before Him, including His vicarious death on the cross and His glorious resurrection from the dead and ascension to the Father’s right hand.
                                 THE HOLY SPIRIT ENTERS BELIEVERS!
    What was this Hidden Mystery that was revealed to St. Paul by our Lord? God would pour His Holy Spirit into His followers and the Church would be born. The Blessed Holy Spirit would dwell in His Church and both Jews and Gentiles would be members of the Body of Christ!
     The Bible says: “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing mighty wind and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
      “And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like unto fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all FILLED with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2: 1-4)
     St. Paul stated: “But now in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For He is our PEACE, who had made both (Jews and Gentiles) one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances, for to make in Himself of twain ONE NEW MAN, so making peace,
     “And that He might reconcile both unto God in one body by the CROSS, having slain the enmity thereby: and came and preached peace to you who were afar off (Gentiles) and to them that were nigh (Jews). For through Him (Jesus Christ) we both (Jews and Gentiles) have access by one Spirit (Holy Spirit) unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.
     “And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ being the chief, Corner Stone, in Whom all the building fitly famed together groweth unto  a holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
    St. Paul expounds: “How that by revelation He made known to me the Mystery (as I wrote before in few words) whereby when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the Mystery of Christ, which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed  unto His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
     “That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ by the gospel: whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given not me by the effectual working of His power.
      “Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the Mystery which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Christ:
     To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the CHURCH the manifold wisdom of God. According to the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him.” (Eph.2: 13-22; 3: 3-12)
    St. John warned: “…Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God. And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist...”
    What does that mean? Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is True God from eternity, was incarnated (God in human flesh) and became True man through His virgin birth, is of God! Every spirit that denies the deity of Jesus Christ is a lying spirit!
    “Ye are of God, little children and have overcome them: Because Greater is He (Holy Spirit) that is in you, than he (Satan) that is in the world.”  (1 John 4: 4)
                          WE MUST GLORIFY GOD IN OUR BODIES!   
     “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. (1 Cor. 6: 19, 20)
       “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He that calleth you.”  (1 Th. 5:23, 24)
     “Therefore if any man be in Christ Jesus, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.
    “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For He hath made Him to be sin (sin offering) for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Cor. 5:17-21)
      “I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh, I  live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave  Himself for me.” (Gal. 2:20)
      JESUS spoke of His grand mission of saving a lost world: “Even 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).
      The truth of the matter is that we are God’s properly, purchased by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Since we belong to God and our bodies are the temples of God, we should keep our body are clean as possible and our spirits and minds pure!
     The Bible says: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” (1 Cor. 3: 16, 17)
                              RISE UP AGAINST INFIRM SPIRITS!
     For years we have been told that we should not    smoke, drink alcohol or do drugs and cut down on fatty foods, eat more fish and exercise more. That is all good and well, but have you ever read in the Bible that there is divine healing promised for believers in Christ? Have you evaluated your standing in God’s Kingdom and the benefits available for spiritually weak, fearful and physically sick and diseased persons? There are answers in the Holy Scripture outlining what we must do to receive help from our Heavenly Father in Jesus’ Name!
     Should we not oppose spirits of infirmity, sickness and disease? Is it not time to study the Holy Scriptures that declare God’s promise to heal the sick and suffering in Jesus’ name? Is it not irresponsible to reject the great power of the Holy Spirit to bring deliverance to suffering believers? And what about unsaved relatives and neighbours who will receive Jesus Christ as Saviour when He performs a miracle for them!
     Why do we allow cancer, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, infection and other diseases destroy our organs when provision has been made for our healing through the Christian Faith? We must take a stand against sin and Satan who seeks to destroy us with his sickness, disease and infirmity! We must defend ourselves against the Devil through the blood of Jesus, the Word of God and the Name of Jesus Christ!
     The Bible says: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the DEVIL, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour; whom resist in the faith…” (2 Peter 5: 8); “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)
    Let us all rise up in the power of the Holy Spirit, and according to God’s precious Word, command Satan to desist in his evil work and leave forthwith in Jesus’ all-powerful Name, for the glory of God! Amen.
                             GOD PERFORMS MIRACLES TODAY!
    For 60 years, I have faithfully upheld Jesus’ Great Commission and declared the Gospel of Christ confirmed by signs, wonders and miracles in Canada and around the world. And our Saviour has answered our prayers and met the needs of the people! Glory be to His wonderful Name! Outstanding miracles of healing and deliverance have occurred regularly in our ministry, for which I give Jesus Christ honour, praise and glory! Jesus said. “Without Me ye can do nothing.”  (John 15: 3).
     I confess: ‘Nothing in my hand I bring. Simply to Thy cross I cling. Take me as I am. My only plea, Christ died for me. Take me as I am! Amen.

God’s Healing Covenant:
     “And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord your God, and wilt do that which is sight in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put NONE of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that health thee.” (Ex. 15: 26)
     “Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, or do after their work... And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and He shall bless thy bread and water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.” (Ex. 23: 24, 25)

Christ’s Atonement Scriptures:
    “Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him 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.” (Is. 53: 4,5)
    “Who His own bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: By whose stripes ye are healed.” (1 Peter 2: 24);

  Prophet David’s Benefits Confession!  
     “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy Name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who  Healeth all thy diseases; who Redeemeth thy life from destruction;
    “Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies: who satisfieh thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is Renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.” (Ps.103: 1-6)
     “He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.” (Ps. 105:37); “He hath sent His Word, and Healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” (Ps. 107: 20)
   
Jesus Christ’s Healing Ministry!
   “When the even was come, they brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils; and He cast out the spirits with His word, and healed all that were sick: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bear our sicknesses.” (Matt. 8: 16,17)
    “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, and HEALNG every sickness and every disease among the people.
    “But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with Compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then said He unto His disciples, the harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few.” (Matt. 9: 35-37)
     “Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by Miracles and Wonders and Signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
     “Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that He should be holden of it.” (Acts 2:22-24)
     “How God anointed Jesus Christ of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil: for God was with Him.” (Acts 10: 38);
    “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8)

THE TWELVE DISCIPLES SENT OUT!
     “And when He had called His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to HEAL all manner of SICKNESS and all manner of DISEASE. And as ye go preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”  (Matt. 10: 1, 7, 8)
SEVENTY DISCIPLES SENT OUT!
   “After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also and sent them two and two before His face into every city and place, whither He Himself would come. And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things that are set before you: And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The Kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
     “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 10:1, 17-19)

THE ELDERS OF THE CHURCH!
     “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church: and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up: and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” (James 5: 14, 15)

HOLY COMMUNION: THE LORD’S SUPPER!
     “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the BLOOD of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.”
     “For I have received of the Lord that which also I  delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night that He was betrayed took bread: and when He had given thanks, He brake it, and said, Take eat; this is My body which is broken for you; this do in remembrance of Me.
      “After the same manner also He took the cup, when He has supped, saying, This cup is the New Testament in My BLOOD; this do in remembrance if Me. For as often as ye eat this bread and drink thus cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he come.” (1 Cor. 11: 23 -26)

EVERY BELIEVER!
     “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. 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 their 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 15: 1-18, 20)
     “Ask and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you: For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” (Matt. 7: 7,8)
     “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”; “…With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.” (Mark 10: 27)
     Again our Lord said: “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, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in My name, I WILL DO IT.
     “If ye love Me keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever.” (John 14: 11-16); “If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in ye, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15:7)
     St. John declared: “He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself; he that believeth not God hath made Him a LIAR, because he believeth not the record, that God hat given of His Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal Life, and this Life is in His Son
     “He that hath the Son hath Life; and he that hath not the Son hath not Life. These things have I written to you that believe on the Name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have Eternal Life, and that ye may believe on the Name of the Son of God.
    “And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.” (1 John 5: 10-15). Amen.

                         ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALIST'S TESTIMONY
The leading orthopedic surgeon showed Terry the x-ray they had just taken, saying, "If any other doctor saw this x-ray and did not see the scars on your back and the one hundred x-rays and the stack of reports from various hospitals and numerous doctors during the past seventeen years about your case, he would say: “Young man - you are a liar. You've never had an accident and you've never had any surgeries” because your back is like a 20-year-old man!"

Miracle Testimony
                                 God Did What No Doctor Could Do!
                                                        By Terry Somers,
      A mine accident changed my life in 1977 and our little dream world fell apart! I had a home, family and a little baby girl 5 months old, a new car, good job and everything we needed, until it all collapsed one day!
     I worked in the mines.  And we had a lot of trouble with the pipes pumping water from underground to surface.  As I began my shift one morning, I was told, “The pumps have stopped pumping again.  You’ll have to do a clean-out”!
      Sometimes we had to use dynamite to get them going, but they didn’t want us to use dynamite because it was too dangerous and could do a lot of damage. I got under the pipe and began working on it when everything let loose.  When it let go, I was standing on the wet greasy platform.  The water pressure hit my chest and threw me backwards.  I fell off the platform and landed on my back, on a set of railroad tracks below!
      I was taken to the hospital and they tried different things.  Nothing helped.  Finally, they decided to operate - the first of many - and took out a disk! I was told by the doctor before the operation the chances were 50-50.  After the operation, I was no better.  They tried other things.  I went to doctors in Fredericton, St. John, Halifax and Toronto.  I saw a lot of them.  No one could help me!  A doctor in Fredericton said, “Let’s try another operation”.  So, I went back on the operating table.  This time he told me “there is no guarantee”.
I said, “Well, I look at it this way - we have to try something”.  Soon after the second operation, I started going to a chiropractor and I continued going there for 13 ½ years.  Eventually I did get back to work, but I never had a pain free day for 17 years - NOT ONE MINUTE WITHOUT PAIN!
I learned to live with the pain.  Most of the time, I could live with it.  When it got too bad and I couldn’t stand it, I would go home, park my tractor trailer (18 - wheeler) and stay in bed for a week or two and just get out of bed to get treatment.  When I got the pain under control, I would go back to work again!
      THE DOCTORS AND CHIROPRACTORS KEPT TELLING ME “THIS IS NOT GOOD - YOU ARE DOING MORE DAMAGE.  EACH TIME YOU’RE DOING THIS, YOU’RE DOING MORE DAMAGE TO YOUR BODY”!
     Eventually, it got so bad I started losing all feeling from the waist down.  I’d be driving, when suddenly all feeling would go from my waist down.  There was nothing!  I would pull myself over with my arms into a different position, and the feeling would come back and I’d keep on going.
     THEN ONE DAY I BEGAN GETTING OUT OF THE TRUCK, TURNED AROUND, STEPPED OUT AND THERE WAS NOTHING THERE.  I LANDED ON MY FACE ON THE GROUND, COMPLETELY PARALYZED FROM THE WAIST DOWN!
       I laid there for quite a while.  Then I pulled myself over a little bit with my arms by the step of the fuel tank.  I tried to get myself in position to stand up when the feeling would return, which it eventually did.
      I went to see the doctor and told him what had happened.  He said, “You are going to have to stop working.  One of these days the feeling will not come back and you’ll be in a wheelchair for the rest of your life”. 
     So I headed down to ‘Compensation’ again.  They tried various procedures which they had not used before - like hooking up different machines one after the other on me, BUT NOTHING HELPED!
      All the time I was going through this pain and yet in the back of my mind I believed that someday a doctor would come up with a cure.  I would somehow meet a doctor who would help me!
     Well, for the last 2 ½ years before my miracle, I worked 6 months and I had a hard time to work those 6 months, on and off!­­
     ONE DAY THEY ‘SAT ME DOWN’ ON THE BED AND TOLD ME, “THERE WILL NEVER BE A CURE.  YOU WILL EVENTUALLY BE IN A WHEELCHAIR.  YOU WILL NEVER WORK AGAIN!”
     At that time, I faced reality - there was no hope.  I’d had people praying for me for 17 years.  I had prayed for myself.  And when I finally gave up on the doctors and the people around me and put my trust totally in the Lord, I got my miracle!
     I was taking 3 times the amount of prescribed medicines and yet I couldn’t stand the pain.  I was praying every night that God would take me home.   That I would die!  Many days, I couldn’t sleep at all - day or night.  My wife would hear me crying and asking God to let me die.
     I was allowed one pill every 4 hours, another one every 12 hours and another one at night.  I got so bad that I would open up the bottle and take 2 or 3 at a time.  I couldn’t wait the four hours.  The pills I was to take one every 12 hours, I would take 2 or 3 every 3 or 4 hours.
                                  PASTOR MAX CAME TO LYTTLETON
     I was born and raised in a Christian home and went to the Baptist Church in Lyttleton.  My daughter Tasha started attending the Pentecostal Church.  She said, “Dad, there is a man coming who preaches the gospel and prays for the sick and many get healed.  Will you come?”
      I said, “Tasha, I’d love to go but with the pain I’m in and the suffering I’m going through - I wouldn’t be able to sit through the service”.
      At that time, I still believed that there was a doctor coming - I still had that in the back of my mind - I would be cured through medical science.
     So anyway, Pastor Max came and she asked him to pray for me.  And he gave her an anointed prayer cloth for me to use.  I carried that cloth until he came back in September. 
When Tasha told me that he was returning, she asked, “Dad, will you come”?  I said, “Tasha, I don’t know how I can do it but, I will go.  I promise you I will”.
     I have a good friend, Mervin Mutch, whom I work with.  He called me on Thursday and said, “What are you doing?”  I said, “Nothing”.  He asked, “How’s your back?”  I answered, “Terrible”.
     He said, “I’m coming down to see you”.  I said, “Yeah, come on down.”  He said, “I’ve got something I want to show you.” He brought down the ‘BETTY BAXTER STORY’ of God’s miracle in her life!  I finally got to see most of it (sitting, standing and lying down) - in starts and stops - and saw what God had done for her.
     Mervin asked, “Will you come to the Max Solbrekken Crusade? I answered, “I promised my daughter and I’m going to promise you that I will go to the meeting even though I do not know how I can stand the pain”.
       On Friday night I didn’t go because the pain was too great.  Saturday, the pain was as bad as the night before.  Cathy asked, “Are you going to church tonight”?  I answered, “I don’t know.  I’m in an awful lot of pain”.  She said, “You promised!”  I asked her if she was going, and she said she was not.
     I said, “I think I’ll go”, and as soon as I said those words, the pain got worse.  I’m sure it was the devil trying to keep me away from the crusade.
      I took a bunch of pills before going.  I took 3 of the ones I was to take one every 4 hours.  The pills I was to take every 12 hours, I put 2 in my pocket and I went to the church and sat on the back seat.
      Mervin came to me and said, “Come sit with me at the front and when Max prays for the sick, you’ll be right there.”  I said, “No, I’ll be in so much pain, I’ll have to go in and out and I don’t want to disturb the service so I’ll stay at the back”.
      After Brother Max was through preaching, he asked if anyone wanted prayer.  A lot of people went for prayer so I thought, “I’ll stay here until they are finished”.  
      Mervin started to bring me to the altar area when Pastor A.W. Rowe approached me.  I was in bad shape.  He asked, “What is your name”?  I told him.  He said, “We’ve been praying for you for a long time.  After Pastor Max is finished praying with this person, I’m going to tell him you’re here”.
     Pastor Max asked me to sit down on a chair, took my feet in his hands and tried to raise my legs but the pain was so bad I couldn’t lift them very high.
      AS HE PRAYED, I WAS INSTANTLY HEALED.  THE PAIN ALL LEFT.  NO MORE PAIN.  I COULDN’T BEND OVER ENOUGH TO GET MY FINGER TIPS BELOW MY KNEE CAPS BUT INSTANTLY I COULD TOUCH MY TOES AND JUMP UP AND DOWN AND LIFT HEAVY THINGS!  I WAS IN SHOCK!
      I stayed after the service and picked up Pastor A.W. Rowe - who weighed 230 lbs. - and a few other people.  As I was leaving the church I thought I’ll go and tell Mom and Dad who lived about 1 ½ miles from the church, but decided to go right home (about 15-20 miles) so that my wife would be the first to know about my miracle.
     I thought, “I’ve had this for 17 years and I’ve got a wife and 2 children who have been with me through everything”.
    When I got home, the house was empty.  My wife had gone to visit her sister and the kids were with their friends.  I got wild and I ran up and down the stairs, did push-ups and sit-ups with no pain whatsoever
                                     THEN I GOT DOWN ON MY KNEES
                               AND THANKED GOD!  PRAISE THE LORD!
      When my wife got home, she was at the sink and I came up behind her and said, “Guess what?”  She said, “You got healed”!  I said, “Yes I got healed”.  She turned around and looked at me.  And she knew that the pain was gone!
      I love my children and I love my wife.  She’s been with me now for 22 years.  For 17 of those years, I was crippled up.  I have a daughter and a son who’ll be 17 and 20 this summer.
I COULDN’T DO ANYTHING WITH THEM FOR 17 YEARS.  I COULDN’T PICK THEM UP FOR 17 YEARS.  ANYTIME I WAS WORKING, WHEN I WOULD COME HOME I DIDN’T TRY TO DO ANYTHING WITH THEM SO AS NOT TO HURT MY BACK.  I WASN’T ALLOWED TO PICK UP ANYTHING AND COULDN’T!  BUT I’VE BEEN DOING STUFF WITH THEM IN THE LAST 3 YEARS LIKE WATER-SKIING AND SKI-DOOING!
     The pain used to be so terrible that I, as a grown man, would lie in bed at night and cry and couldn’t sleep for days because of the terrible pain.  It’s hard when a grown man would lie in bed, night after night, and cry and pray that God would take me home.  That I could die!
     My wife heard me pray this prayer night after night.  I didn’t want to leave my family, but I couldn’t stand the pain.  I couldn’t deal with the pain anymore, but for nearly 3 years now I have been pain free.  NO PAIN and NO PILLS!
                                    EACH STAKE WEIGHS 200 LBS.
       I’ve been working ever since my miracle from God.  I work in the woods and I’ve been trucking everyday - hauling logs - I have twelve stakes which I have to change 2 or 3 times a day.  Before my miracle - others had to change my stakes for me.  Since the miracle I change all my own stakes!
       On the night of my miracle, my daughter and son came home.  Tasha’s boyfriend’s family has a motorboat and I said, “You know what, next summer I’m going to go water-skiing”!
      And the following summer they got me in the boat and I went water-skiing.  People say to me, “You went water-skiing?”  And I say, “I’ve got a problem.  I’m 40 years old and I’ve got a 20- year- old mind”.  
I’m doing all those things now I couldn’t do for 17 years.  I’ve done stuff I’ve never done in my life!  And my wife says that she’s got a new husband and the children say that they have a new Dad.
 And we all praise God together for it!
Note: Terry Somers testifying Sept 3, 1994 - The night of the miracle! –
                                    INTERVIEW DONE AT LYTTLETON 
                                PENTECOSTAL CHURCH:  May 25, 1997
Cathy Somers:  I’ve got a new husband in every way.  And --I thank God for it!
Pastor Max:  Pastor A.W. Rowe faxed me 17 pages from the Workman’s Compensation Board’s doctors and specialists regarding Terry Somers.
Terry:  Exactly one month after the miracle happened, I went back to the specialist and after x-rays and a thorough examination he said:
“IF YOU DID NOT HAVE THE SCARS ON YOUR BACK OR THE MONOGRAMS AND ALL THE EXTENSIVE MEDICAL REPORTS, ANY DOCTOR EXAMINING YOU OR X-RAYING YOUR SPINE WOULD SAY THAT YOU NEVER HAD THE ACCIDENT OR WERE EVER OPERATED ON.  YOUR BACK IS THE SAME AS BEFORE YOU HAD THE ACCIDENT”.
Cathy:  It’s like having a new life.  Now we can do a lot of things together as a family!
                                      MERVIN MUTCH TESTIFIES:
 “Well, I phoned Terry the day before Max Solbrekken was coming to Lyttleton for a Labour Day Rally in 1994.  I asked Terry how he was.  He said, “Not good.  My back is in bad shape.  I can’t do anything”.  He said that he had two operations where they removed a disc and the nerves were damaged.  He told me about all the hospitals he had spent time in and that the doctors report was always “There is nothing we can do.  There is no hope.  Your case is incurable”.
     “He said that he was just a young man, but he would just as soon die.  I said, “Terry you don’t need to believe that.  God Almighty can heal your back.  Max Solbrekken is coming here Friday and you come on up”.  I asked if he had a VCR and I took Betty Baxter’s testimony tape of how God healed her from several incurable diseases.  Terry’s hope was built up when he saw the video and he promised me that he would attend the crusade!
     “He didn’t come on Friday and on Saturday his wife Cathy and daughter Tasha got after him to go.  On Sunday night when I came here, he was standing at the door and I noticed he was in pain, leaning against the wall. I said, “Terry come and sit with me near the front”, but he said that he needed to sit near the back so that he could get up and move around because of the pain. He didn’t know whether he could even stay for the service because of the terrible pain he was experiencing.
     I said, “Alright, after Max finishes preaching and calls for the sick, you come up”.  After his message, people began coming forward for prayer but I saw Terry still at the back leaning against the wall so I went back to get him.  I said, “Terry come on up, you’ve got nothing to lose.”
        “Pastor Max sat him down on a chair and prayed and then in a minute or two, Terry was jumping up and down saying that all the pain was gone.  Then Pastor Max asked him to lift Pastor A.W. Rowe who weighed 230 lbs. and that kinda scared me, but he did it with no ill effects.
     “I thought – ‘A man who could not lift anything just a few minutes earlier can now lift a man weighing 230 lbs.  That’s the work of God Almighty’.  He is no respecter of persons and what He has done for Terry, He can do for anyone else!
       “Terry wanted to go back to work right away.  I told Pastor Max and was a bit worried that he could overdo it, but he said, ‘These miracles usually stand.  They hold good’.
      “TERRY WORKED FOR A FULL WEEK AND ON THE FRIDAY HE WAS AS FRESH AS ANY OTHER HEALTHY PERSON! Praise God!”
       Pastor Max:  Tasha, what do you think about all this?  Tasha:  Great.  I love it.  I’ve got a new Dad!  Pastor Max:  How about you Terrence?  How do you feel about your Dad’s miracle? Terrence:  I love it!  My Dad’s a new man, and we’ve got a new family!
  Terry Somers returns Sept. 5, 1994 and testifies by lifting Pastor A.W. Rowe
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