About 50 years ago I met Joseph Allinger in Vancouver in one of our crusades. He often listened to our daily broadcasts over Radio KARI from Blaine, WN. He gave me a copy of this amazingly powerful poem which I often read over the radio and in my crusades. Just recently I rediscovered it in one of our old magazines. Soon we'll be back on TV in North America and again I'll lift up the name of Jesus through the anointed work of Joseph Allinger. Blessed is the memory of that great man of God. - Pastor Max Solbrekken
NOT CHRIST THE SAME?
are waiting all around us, all the deaf, the blind, the lame; Asking
us to come and help them, saying, “Is not Christ the same?”
healed blind Bartimaeus, sent him happy on his way; Healed
the lame man at Bethesda, Is He not the same today?
Have the years His power diminished, Has His
light with time grown dim? Has
the healing of our bodies now become too hard for Him?
No, our Lord is always changeless, His is
still “All power” today; He
whose Word our bodies fashioned can the quickening word still say.
how long has Satan bound them, kept them in his terrible grip; While
we who are Christ’s disciples, serve Him only with our lip.
When they call us to deliver, all too often
they are told; Miracles
do not now happen as they did in days of old.
are told “Just trust the doctors, Take their pills and tonics too; Let
them cut away your organs, they’re the only help for you!”
He who is the Great Physician pleads with us
His power to prove; There
is not a sin or sickness faith in Him will not remove.
said, “These signs will follow all who on My Name believe; New
tongues spoken, demons cast out and the sick, their health receive.”
O’ dear Jesus, Thou who pitied suffering
sinners long ago; Look
upon us as we suffer, help us all Thy power know.
Help us stand firm on Thy promise, Give us
faith Thy Word to claim; Then
the sick will all recover, all made whole in Jesus’ Name.
us power by Thy Spirit over all the force of sin; Help
us rescue those who perish and their souls to Jesus win.
they see the sick and dying freed and made completely whole; Sins
they will confess and ask Thee for the healing of their soul.
when life’s short day is over, battles fought and victories won; And we
stand before our Maker, may we hear Thy blest, “Well Done”.