Thursday, November 29, 2012

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

                                 By Joseph Allinger
They 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?”
He who 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.
Oh! 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.
They 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.
He has 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.
Give us power by Thy Spirit over all the force of sin; Help us rescue those who perish and their souls to Jesus win.
When they see the sick and dying freed and made completely whole; Sins they will confess and ask Thee for the healing of their soul.
Then 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”.