Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Western Leaders & Media deceived again. READ THIS: Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani, in his Friday prayer speech last week congratulating Rohani for his election, stated that, “Before the reappearance of Imam Zaman [Mahdi], the struggle will reach its peak … in that fight there won’t even be mercy on the womb in the mother’s belly.” Can anyone doubt that these people are not motivated by the Devil? How very tragic! Let us pray for Jews, Christians and moderate Muslims! - Pastor Max Solbrekken

Surprise – New Iranian Leader Thanks 
The Mahdi For Victory
Iran’s newly elected president, Hassan Rohani, attributed his victory in the June 15 voting to the 12th Imam, Mahdi, a statement with ominous overtones in the Islamic regime’s quest for nuclear weapons.

The Shiites believe that at the end of times, the 12th Imam, a 9th-century prophet, will reappear with Jesus Christ at his side, kill all the infidels and raise the flag of Islam in all four corners of the world. Many analysts believe Iran is seeking nuclear capability to bring on that Armageddon.

This political [election] was due to the kindness of the last Islamic messiah [Mahdi],” Rohani said Friday.

Kayhan newspaper, the main media outlet of the regime and the mouthpiece of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ran a centerpiece headline Saturday reporting Rohani’s statement:

“This victory and the epic saga is without a doubt due to the special kindness of the Imam Zaman (Mahdi) and the measures taken by the supreme leader, especially his guidance and words. … Without his management then it was not clear if the people of Iran would witness such a day filled with joy,” Rohani said.

“I am so happy that there is a feeling of joy in our society and that the election took place in the month of Shaban [the 8th Islamic month, representative of courage and blessings], which is the month of victory,” he said.

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Much of the Western media in reporting on the election results proclaimed that Rohani is a “moderate and reformist” cleric.

An op-ed in the Los Angeles Times by David Horsey, for example, called Rohani’s election good for America and bad for the “neocons.” A piece in the Huffington Post by Flynt and Hillary Leverett, long-time supporters of dialogue with the Islamic regime, urged President Obama to approach Rohani as this represents a new opportunity, but the U.S. must accept the legitimacy of the Islamic Republic. 

A third op-ed, in the Christian Science Monitor by Scott Peterson, called Rohani a “diplomat sheikh” and claimed that he has shown flexibility and a willingness to compromise when he served as the regime’s nuclear negotiator.

An exclusive WND report on June 16, however, showed that Rohani has been a major player in the regime’s deceitful policies. He was put in charge of Iran’s nuclear team in 2003 by Khamenei and the so-called moderate president at that time, Mohammad Khatami. He succeeded in preventing further U.N. resolutions by agreeing to suspend parts of Iran’s nuclear activity, but, as the International Atomic Energy Agency indicated, Iran’s nuclear program never truly stopped.

In 2008, Abdollah Ramezanzadeh, the former parliamentary speaker and secretary of the Iranian government during Khatami’s term, revealed that while Khatami was president and through Rohani’s efforts, “We had an agreement for the suspension of enrichment, but we were importing all the necessary parts for our nuclear activity. We were conducting our policies on two fronts: one to continue negotiations openly and keep the Americans away from such negotiations, and the other to continue our nuclear activities in secret.”

Previous statements by the president-elect clearly show his radical views. Rohani had called the 2009 Iranian protesters of corrupt elections “thugs” and said that, “If the regime had not acted, the revolutionary forces (plainclothes police) would have put the protesters in their place.”

In 2009, millions of Iranians protested against the election fraud that gave Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a second term. Thousands were arrested and many tortured, raped and executed.

Rohani made a similar statement about the 1999 student uprising: “These students are so despised and inferior that they could not be labeled as a movement to change the regime. If the officials had not prohibited (the students from rioting), our people would have cut them in pieces.”

A Revolutionary Guard intelligence analyst who has defected to a Scandinavian country predicted the selection of Rohani as the next president one week before the election and said the regime constantly creates an image of division within its political system between so-called conservatives and moderates. 

The aim of tapping the perceived moderate Rohani as the winner was to deceive the West yet again by creating new hope that there could be meaningful negotiations over Iran’s illicit nuclear program, he said, while buying even more time to develop nuclear weapons and thereby becoming untouchable by the West.

The fact that Rohani served as the representative of the supreme leader to the Supreme National Security Council since 1989, the defector said, shows that the supreme leader regards him as one of the regime’s most trusted figures. But more importantly, since all of the regime’s actions, from its nuclear activity to arming terrorists and its terrorist activities, are decided by that council, there is no doubt that Rohani participated in all of its terrorist decision-making.

Some of those decisions include the 1994 Jewish Community Center bombing in Buenos Aires, the 1996 Khobar Tower bombings in Saudi Arabia and the 2012 Burgas, Bulgaria, bus bombing.

Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani, in his Friday prayer speech last week congratulating Rohani for his election, stated that, “Before the reappearance of Imam Zaman [Mahdi], the struggle will reach its peak … in that fight there won’t even be mercy on the womb in the mother’s belly.”

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Max & Donna at 50th Anniversary in the Ministry
and Max's 80th Birthday Celebration, May 15, 2013
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
      God set forth the principle of tithing in the Garden of Eden when He reserved for Himself the ‘Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil’. It was ‘out of bounds’ and forbidden to Adam and Eve.
      The Bible says: “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Gen. 2: 16, 17)
      The original Hebrew says, “in dying thou shalt die”. In other words, the process of death would begin that day and in due time they would expire! It is interesting to note that since that time, babies have been born with death in their bodies – cells dying constantly but being renewed just as quickly – until the aging process sets in!
      The same is true in the SPIRITUAL REALM! Man is born in sin! He is spiritually dead while he still lives and is already condemned, but is separated from God in eternal darkness after physical death occurs!
 The Bible says, He that believeth on Him is not condemned, but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  (John 3, 18) 
      Nevertheless, the principle of tithing began in the Garden of Eden, and very early on man refused to keep his hands off what God had reserved for Himself. This is the situation today, since mankind has little or no regard for God or His Word! It is not difficult to understand why the world is so messed up, when you consider how few people honour and worship Almighty God the Creator and receive His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ into their heart and life!
      And tragically, many believers in Christ refuse to give Him what is rightfully His – tithes and offerings – disregarding the ‘Great Commission’, to make Him known among the heathen! The actual response given to Christ’s Words by the average Christian and Congregation in this respect, could properly be renamed the ‘Great Ommission’!
    The prophet Malachi chronicled the sin of God’s people in offering polluted and imperfect sacrifices, dishonoring Him: “Ye offer polluted bread upon My altars; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted Thee? In that ye say, The table of the Lord is contemptible. And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? And if ye offer the lame and the sick, is it not evil?” (Mal 1: 6,)
     Their SIN was “stealing” from the Life Giver. Not wise! Talk about biting the hand that feeds us. This is in fact, breaking the Eighth Commandment which states: Thou shalt not steal”. (Exodus 20: 15)
     Our Lord offers Mercy and Forgiveness: “RETURN UNTO ME and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of Hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? Will a man ROB God? Yet ye have robbed Me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed Thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed Me even this whole nation.
      “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in Mine house and prove Me now herewith saith the Lord of Hosts, if I will not open you the widows of Heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes…” (Mal.3: 8-10)
     A most serious CHARGE indeed, and again Almighty God offers an opportunity of reconciliation and restoration to guilty sinners on the basis of His great love and compassion!
                             GOD PROMISES THE DELIVERER!
      The moment that Adam and Eve rebelled against their Maker they died spiritually! Guilt and condemnation gripped their souls and fear filled their hearts as they tried to hide from their Father and God! After confronting them with their sin and hearing their confession, He brought down His judgment upon the human race, the earth and Satan.
      Then, He made a statement that we call in theology the ‘Law of the First Mention’, in which He promised to send a Deliverer to redeem mankind from the devil’s power. The Redeemer would be born of a virgin – incarnated, God in human flesh – and would totally crush Satan’s head, while the ‘Evil One’ would only bruise His heel!
      Even though Jesus suffered the agonies of scourging and crucifixion, He was raised from the dead in victory and power, and Satan was totally defeated for time and eternity with no authority over those who believe in our Lord Jesus Christ!
      In order to save Adam and Eve, our Heavenly Father killed an innocent animal, a type of Jesus the Lamb of God, who would die on Calvary’s cross to atone for our sins. The blood of the innocent animal covered their sins and its skin was used as a covering for their naked bodies!
      So that they would not eat of the fruit from the ‘Tree of Life’ – a type of Jesus the Life Giver – and live forever in their sins, God drove them out of the Garden of Eden. Although they had already died spiritually the moment they sinned, when they were driven out of the garden and could no longer eat of the Tree of Life’s fruit, they began to die physically!
      It was Jesus - the “Way, the Truth and the Life” - that had kept them from aging and dying while they were living in constant fellowship with God and eating of Him!
      Why did Jesus institute the Holy Communion? He is the TREE OF LIFE! He said: “For the Bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world…I am the bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life.
      “I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE. This is the Bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the Living Bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the Bread that I give is My flesh which I give for the life of the world.”
     “… Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in him.
   “As the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father; so he that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me. This is the bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live forever.” (John 6: 33, 35, 47-58)

     A WORD OF CAUTION: Our Roman Catholic friends, although very faithful, have received erroneous teaching about the Lord’s Supper. They believe that by the priest saying some words in Latin, immediately the bread and wine turns into the actual physical body and blood of our LORD JESUS. That is not true!
     If it were true, why does the priest alone drink the wine? Since the blood purchased “eternal Life” for us, why withhold it from the parishioners? Jesus gave His blood for the forgiveness of our sins and eternal life. When He cried, “It is finished”, He had completed His atoning work for our Salvation, fulfilled all the Old Testament Scriptures concerning the Messiah and purchased our Eternal Redemption.
    It goes MUCH DEEPER than that! When we receive Jesus Christ as our Redeemer, Lord and Saviour, He comes into us and we become partakers of His Divine Nature and we become ONE with Him.
     The Bible says: “And we KNOW that the Son of God is come and hath given us an UNDERSTANDING, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is TRUE, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the TRUE GOD and Eternal Life.” (1 John 5: 20)
     Jesus plainly stated: “It is the Spirit that quickeneth; The FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING: the words that I speak unto you, THEY ARE SPIRIT and they are LIFE.” (John 6: 63).
      Even if you could eat the physical flesh of Jesus, it would not help you! Even if you could drink the physical blood of Jesus, it would profit you NOTHING! And St. Paul wrote: “Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we Him no more.” (2 Cor.5: 16)
      In the same manner that the presence of God gave life to Adam and Eve when they partook of the fruit from the ‘Tree of Life’ - which was a symbol of God the Son – so when we believe His Word and partake of the emblems that remind us of Jesus broken body and shed blood we partake of Him and His Life! 
      By FAITH we receive the BODY and BLOOD of Jesus Christ into our very beings. By FAITH we eat HIS body and receive the merits he provided by HIS broken body and by faith we drink HIS shed blood, and we receive the Eternal life that HIS shed blood has provided for us. We become partakers of Christ and He dwells within us!
     Therein is the KEY! The flesh profits nothing. It is a SPIRITUAL EXERCIZE. It is only by the Holy Spirit that we receive the LIFE OF JESUS into our total being; spirit, soul and body! Otherwise we would be advocating cannibalism. The Papal drafters of the Roman Catholic document on the Eucharist in the Council of Trent shows how fleshly and out of touch with the workings of the Holy Spirit that corrupt Denomination had become. Here is an excerpt of that damnable doctrine which has up until today not been revoked:
     CANON I: "If anyone shall deny that the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore entire Christ, are truly, really, and substantially contained in the sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist; and shall say that He is only in it as a sign, or in a figure - let him be accursed!
     CANON II: "If anyone shall say that the substance of the bread and wine remains in the sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist, together with the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . - let him be accursed!"
    CANON VI: "If anyone shall say that Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is not to be adored in the holy sacrament of the Eucharist, even with the open worship of Latria, and therefore not to be venerated with any peculiar festal celebrity, nor to be solemnly carried about in processions according to the praiseworthy and universal rites and customs of the Holy Church, and that He is not to be publicly set before the people to be adored, and that His adorers are idolaters, - let him be accursed!"
       For the record, as the Second Vatican Council commenced in 1963, Pope John XXIII declared, "I do accept entirely all that has been decided and declared at the Council of Trent."
     Firstly, it is a time of remembrance and deep meditation on the purpose of Jesus Christ’s coming to this planet. A perpetual ‘Remembrance Service’, constantly reminding us of the sacrificial, vicarious and efficacious death of our Lord Jesus Christ for us all!
    Secondly, it is a time of receiving peace, assurance, strength and healing – spiritually, mentally and bodily - as we partake of Jesus Christ the ‘Bread of Life’ and the ‘Tree of Life’!
      St. Paul brings out very forcefully that it is not only the death of Jesus and the SACRIFICE  He made through His shed blood that avails. It is also through His LIFE that we receive His life into our beings:
    “Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if, when we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be SAVED THROUGH HIS LIFE.” (Rom.5: 9-10)
     The Lord’s Supper or as some have called it the ‘Jesus Meal’ is a proclamation of the Gospel of Christ! The Bible says: “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 had supped, saying, This cup is the NEW TESTAMENT in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do SHOW THE LORD”S DEATH TILL HE COME.”
    We proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes every time we partake of the emblems that remind of our Lord’s sacrificial death on the cross for us. We also proclaim His glorious resurrection from the dead. And we proclaim the glorious hope of His soon return!
       Again, we find the ‘TREE OF LIFE’ in the New Jerusalem! The Bible says: “And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the TREE OF LIFE’, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
      “And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it: and His servants shall serve Him. And they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads. Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have the right to the ‘TREE OF LIFE’, and may enter in through the gates of the city.” (Rev.22: 1- 4, 14)
      Again, this is symbolic of Jesus who is the Life Giver!
      After they were driven out of the garden, God instructed Adam to offer animal sacrifices as atonement for their sins. It was the beginning of the elaborate ‘sacrificial system’ that He would institute later under Moses!
      Both Cain and Abel knew the rules and the two brothers each built an altar to bring a sacrifice to the Lord God. Cain rebelled against God’s command and substituted his own rules for sacrificing. His offering was rejected, but Abel obeyed the Lord and received His favour!
      “And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and his offering: But unto Cain and his offering He had not respect.” (Gen.4: 3-5).
     ABEL is a type of the believing individual who trusts in the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His sacrificial death for our eternal salvation. And CAIN is a type of the modernist who trusts in his good works to get to heaven. He has changed the rules and rejected God’s ‘plan of salvation’ through Jesus Christ’s atoning work for us on the cross! 
      Abraham paid tithes to Melchezedik, Isaac paid tithes to God during a fam­ine and Jacob covenanted with the Lord God to pay one tenth of everything He would give him.
      Paying tithes and giving offerings to God is only ‘a small thank you’ for all He has done for us. But it is also a LAW that works without fail. Great blessings follow the obedient act of returning to God a portion of what He has given us!
      Abraham became very rich. Isaac re­ceived an hundred fold even in a time of famine. And Jacob returned to the land of his fathers with great sub­stance making peace with his brother Esau who had sworn to kill him. And spiritually, all three became giants and patriarchs of faith in God!
      When God spelled out the moral, cer­emonial and civil laws to Moses, He re­inforced the same principle He had out­lined in the Garden, that one tenth belong­ed to Him. And He also accepted offerings!  Jesus kept the Law perfectly and fulfilled it!

1). HE PAID TITHES - "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill". (Matt. 5:17)
2). HE SANCTIONED PAYING TITHES - "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo­crites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other un­done". (Matt. 23:23)
3). HE HAS A RIGHT TO RECEIVE TITHES - "Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. And ver­ily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priest­hood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
      "And here men that die receive tith­es; but there (in Heaven) He (Jesus our High Priest) receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that He liveth." (Heb. 7:4,5,8)
      St. Paul ordered New Testament saints to pay tithes (II Cor. 9:13-14).  He stated that God’s Ministers are to be supported as the Levites out of the tithe.  "And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an in­heritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the taber­nacle of the congregation". (Numbers 18:21)
PLEASE NOTE: This treatise will be continued soon! M.S.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

LIFE is a miracle from Almighty God. Destroying 52 million little lives in their mother's womb is a horrible, unimaginable, atrocious and uncivilized AFFRONT against our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ by Whom He creates all life! How can God bless a Nation that kills its own? No wonder America is awash in scandals, lies, sexual perversion, escalating violence, crime and unsustainable debt with inept, corrupt Amateurs at the helm! Our only hope lies in an old-time revival of Evangelical Christianity. - Pastor Max Solbrekken

Limbaugh: Abortion at Root of Much of America's Ills
Monday, 17 Jun 2013 06:39 PM
By Greg Richter
Much of the cultural and economic decay facing America can be traced to the more than 50 million abortions performed since the 1972 Roe v. Wade decision, Rush Limbaugh says.

And the current push for legal status for illegal immigrants is a result of needing to replace the aborted, Limbaugh said.

"Fifty-two million taxpayers haven't been born, is the way Washington looks at it," Limbaugh said on his radio show on Friday. "They don't look at it morally. They don't look at it in any kind of cultural way or any kind of cultural impact. They just say … we have 52 million fewer people paying taxes. We gotta replace 'em. Hello, amnesty."

But beyond that, abortion has had a role in destroying society, Limbaugh said. Most people see abortion simply as a woman's right to choose, he said, but the impact has been much wider. "It's had an impact on crime. It's had a profound impact on our politics. It is at the root of our cultural rot and decay."

Limbaugh said no one wants to accept responsibility for his or her actions anymore. "And I'm not talking about the women," he said. "I'm talking the overall effect of a society having literally no problem with eliminating 52 million of its citizens. That can't be good."

Limbaugh noted that Americans still feel guilt over slavery, yet aren't bothered by abortion.

"I think it is the cause of so much that seems to be inexplicable to people," he said. "Why are 10-year-olds shooting each other to death in Chicago? Why is our society so permissive, anything goes, the more ribald, the better? The more honorable, the more boring it is said to be."

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Monday, June 17, 2013

JEHOVAH - the Almighty God - sent His Angel to speak to Sarah's Egyptian slave girl who was impregnated by Abraham. Here are his Words: "Behold, thou art with child, and shall bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael...and he will be a WILD MAN (wild ass, donkey); his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him, and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren." (Genesis 16: 11-12) God declared that Ishmael's descendants would be wild, hot tempered, stubborn like a mule and always fighting. Sarah and Abraham's impatience for a legal son started this craziness. Isaac, his true son by Sarah had twins Esau and Jacob. In hatred & jealousy of his brother Jacob who had tricked him out of his inheritance and in rebellion against his father Isaac, Esau took the daughters of 'the mixed - blood' Ishmael as wives and the wild, stubborn in-fighting among the Arabs and against Israel has continued until this day. The Word of God is true and they will continue their craziness until they come to faith in Jesus Christ and turn away from their greed for power, position and revenge. - Pastor Max Solbrekken

Palin: Let 'Allah' 

Sort Out Syria 

While Obama in 

White House

Saturday, 15 Jun 2013 03:40 PM
By Todd Beamon
Sarah Palin slammed Washington as a “hot mess” on Saturday
 and said the United States should not get involved in Syria as 
long as President Barack Obama was in office.

“Until we have a commander-in-chief who knows what he is 
doing, let Allah sort it out!” the former Alaska governor and 
2008 Republican vice presidential candidate told the Faith 
& Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference in 

“The problem is government has grown so big that it 
intrudes into every aspect of our lives,” Palin said, 
denouncing Democrats’ faith in large government. “It’s 
grown so arrogantthat it thinks we work for it instead of 
it works for us.

“The problem is,” she continued, “that these politicos 
with the religious faith in the power of government and 
elitist disdain for the rights of people . . . the scandals 
infecting this city, they are a symptom of a bigger disease.”

“Our government’s spying on every single one of your 
phone calls but couldn’t find two pot-smoking deadbeat 
Bostonians with a hotline to terrorist central in Chechnya 
— really?”

The former governor was referring to the two men 
connected to the April bombings at the Boston 
Marathon that killed three people and injured more 
than 260 others.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pope Paul V1 stated: "The smoke of Satan has entered the Sanctuary..." Now Pope Francis has also discovered that. What is needed in the Roman Catholic Church as well as the Anglican Church, Lutheran Church and United Church is another Martin Luther, John Knox, John Wesley and William Gladstone to clean up the mess, in Jesus' name! - Pastor Max Solbrekken

Pope Francis says 'gay lobby' at work inside the Vatican

VATICAN CITY –  In private remarks to the leadership of a key Latin American church group, Pope Francis lamented that a "gay lobby" was at work at the Vatican.
It was an apparent reference to allegations in the Italian media that blackmail was taking place within the Vatican against high-ranking prelates who are gay.
The Latin American and Caribbean Confederation of Religious -- the regional organization for priests and nuns of religious orders -- confirmed Tuesday that its leaders had written a synthesis of Francis' remarks after their June 6 audience. The group, known by its Spanish acronym CLAR, said it was greatly distressed that the document had been published and apologized to the pope.
In the document, Francis is quoted as saying that while there were many holy people in the Vatican, there was also a current of corruption. "The `gay lobby' is mentioned, and it is true, it is there ... We need to see what we can do ..." the synthesis reads.
The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Tuesday the audience was private and that as a result he had nothing to say.
In the days leading up to Pope Benedict XVI's Feb. 28 resignation, Italian media were rife with reports of a "gay lobby" influencing papal decision-making and Vatican policy through blackmail, and suggestions that the scandal had led in part to Benedict's decision to resign.
The unsourced reports, in the Rome daily La Repubblica and the news magazine Panorama, said details of the scandal were laid out in the secret dossier prepared for Benedict by three trusted cardinals who investigated the leaks of papal documents last year. Benedict left the dossier for Francis.
At the time, the Vatican denounced the reporting as defamatory, "unverified, unverifiable or completely false."
The initial reporting has never been precise on what exactly was meant by a "gay lobby," but Repubblica and Panorama went beyond saying there was merely a homosexual subculture at the Vatican. Rather, they raised allegations that high-ranking prelates were being blackmailed because they were gay.
On Wednesday, Italian gay rights groups denounced the reporting of the entire affair as insensitive and homophobic.
"That priests have sex with other men doesn't authorize anyone to speak about a gay lobby, because we're not talking about a group that represents the interests of the homosexual community but rather a group that is an integral part of a power structure -- the Vatican -- which is violently homophobic," said Franco Grillini, president of Gaynet rights group.
Francis' remarks on the matter, as reported by the CLAR leadership, were published Tuesday in Spanish on the progressive Chilean-based website "Reflection and Liberation" and picked up and translated by the blog Rorate Caeli, which is read in Vatican circles.
In the synthesis, Francis was quoted as being remarkably forthcoming about his administrative shortcomings, saying he was relying on the group of eight cardinals he appointed to lead a reform of the Vatican bureaucracy.
The document quoted him as saying: "I am very disorganized, I have never been good at this. But the cardinals of the commission will move it forward."
In its statement, CLAR said no recording had been made of Francis' remarks but that the members of its leadership team -- a half-dozen men and women -- together wrote a synthesis of the points he had made for their own personal use.

"It's clear that based on this one cannot attribute with certainty to the Holy Father singular expressions in the text, but just the general sense," the statement said.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

All glory and praise to the Lamb that was slain Who has borne all our sins and carried our shame. Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day. He is the only Saviour of the whole world and the Great Physician Who forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases and fills us with His love, peace and joy. Hallalujah to the Lamb of God.! Amen. - Pastor Max Solbrekken

By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
     “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you…how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” (1 Cor.15: 1-4)
    In this treatise I seek to declare the Gospel of Christ in its fullness with its rich promises of blessing and fellowship with God if received, and the peril of great loss if rejected and spurned!
     It is my full intention in this study to honour the Word of God above all other words, and the Name of Jesus Christ above all names, as I endeavour to delineate the unadulterated, unvarnished and unedited Good News, even the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ!
     Since the Gospel is anchored in the Scriptures of the Old Testament and confirmed in the New Testament and our Lord stated that, “salvation is of the Jews” (John 4: 22), here are some O.T. Scriptures that declare the trustworthiness of God’s Word:     
     “For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?” (Deut.4: 31-39)
                                         THE END FROM THE BEGINNING!
     “Remember the former things of old: for I am God. I will do all My pleasure and there is NONE ELSE. I am God and there is NONE like Me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying My counsel shall stand and I will do all My pleasure.
     “I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I showed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them; and my graven image, and my molten idol hath commanded them.” (Isaiah 46: 9, 10; 48: 5)
     JESUS said: “Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed Me, for he wrote of Me.” (John 5:45, 46);
      After His resurrection our Lord appeared a total of seven times to His followers during the 40 days before His ascension to Heaven. The Bible records His conversation with the two disciples on the Road to Emmaus thusly: “O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: “Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.” (Luke 24: 25-27)
      He appeared to His disciples again, saying: “These are the words which I spake unto while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the Prophets and in the Psalms, concerning Me.
     “Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures, and said unto them thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” (Luke 24: 44-47)
     Jesus Christ fulfilled 332 Old Testaments Scriptures. He was God incarnate (God in human flesh); True God from eternity and True Man, begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. What a Wonderful Saviour!

      He was born be crucified, to die and rise again in great power and glory so that He could emancipate the human race through His vicarious death for us and the shedding of His pure, holy and righteous BLOOD!
     Before His substitutionary death on the CROSS, He conveyed to His disciples that He was the Messiah of Israel. He would NOT, however, restore Israel’s greatness as a nation but atone for the sins of the world through His Redemptive death as God’s Pascal Lamb, in fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy! (Isa. 53: 1-10)
      “And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, He said unto His disciples, Ye know that after two days is the Feast of the Passover and the Son of Man is betrayed to be crucified.” (Matt.26: 1, 2)
     “Then saith Jesus unto them all: All ye shall be offended because of Me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. But after I am risen again I will go before you into Galilee.” (Matt. 26: 31, 32)
     After He had risen from the dead, they remembered His Words and were strengthened in their faith and resolve to face the demonic onslaughts of Satan and his emissaries!
     “Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. But He spoke of the temple of His body. When therefore He was risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this unto them; and they believed the Scripture, and the Word which Jesus had said.” (John 2:19, 21,22)
     “These things understood not His disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then REMEMBERED they that these things were written of Him, and they had done these things unto Him.” (John 12: 16; Luke 24:1-8)
      The MASTER had spent three years teaching His disciples through His unblemished, holy and righteous lifestyle, teaching and preaching and healing. They had seen Him answer the critics with the Holy Scriptures and compassionately forgive the fallen and heal the incurables.
     He taught them about the power of God that comes through prayer and fasting and He demonstrated His teachings through concrete miracles! He told them that they could do those miracles as well because they believed that He was the Christ of God who had come to this world to reveal God to them! He said, Take My Word, My Power and My Name. Heal the sick and cast out devils!
     They returned to Him joyfully saying: “Lord, even the devils are subject to us through THY NAME.” Jesus answered: “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: 17-19).
     Jesus had witnessed Lucifer’s FALL from Heaven. He and his renegade co-conspirators had been ejected from heaven by the Michael and Gabriel at God’s command and therefore were powerless against Jesus Christ and His disciples. (Rev.12: 1-13) Continuing, Jesus stated victoriously: “Notwithstanding in this rejoice not; but rather rejoice, because your names written in Heaven.”  (Luke 10: 20)
    It is a natural phenomenon that demons must obey a man of God who speaks in the all - powerful name of Jesus Christ, in full faith of Calvary’s Victory. Demons are obligated to respect and obey the commands of God’s servants when spoken in faith! That which was even greater was that their names were written down in the Lamb’s book of life. Eternal life is the greatest gift of all!

     Before ascending to Heaven, Jesus gave them their ‘work order’ called the ‘Great Commission’ which empowered God’s true disciples to continue using His name and power to work signs, wonders and miracles in their great work of Kingdom building!
    “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; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; in My name shall they cast our devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.” (Mark 16: 15-18)
     How well did they do? What was the outcome? Did they affect the society around them? Did Jesus keep His Word? The answer is: “YES, Jesus kept His Word. YES, it went VERY WELL, indeed! Here is the Holy Record to prove that: “So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up into Heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
     “And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the Word with SIGNS following. Amen.”
     Before He left them, He breathed on them saying, “Receive ye the Holy Ghost!” (John 20: 22). “And being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith He, ye have heard of Me. For John truly baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
     “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. And when He had spoken these things while they beheld, He was taken up and a cloud received Him out of their sight.” (Acts 1: 8, 9)
       Is Jesus trustworthy? “YES, He is!” Did Jesus keep His Word? “YES, He did!” What really happened in that upper room where about one hundred and twenty obedient, hungry souls had waited in prayer for ten days? “They received the Promise of the Father and were baptized with the Holy Spirit and Fire!”
     Here is the Holy Record of that great event: “And when the Day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all in one accord, in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven as of a mighty rushing 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.” (Act 2: 1- 4)
     What was the outcome of this great supernatural experience in their lives? This supernatural happening of God the Holy Spirit filling them, the wind, cloven tongues like as of fire, speaking with other tongues, made such an impact upon Jews from many nations assembled in Jerusalem. Hearing about God’s wondrous outpouring of the Holy Spirit brought a multitude together, asking: “What meaneth this?”
     Peter preached that great Pentecostal message about Jesus Christ whom they had crucified was alive and had poured out the Gift of the Holy Ghost. He admonished them to repent and about three souls received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
     A short while later, Peter and John prayed for a paralytic who was instantly healed by the Lord. When the multitude saw that miracle another five thousand souls were saved! So great was the revival that followed that they brought the sick onto the street that even the shadow of Peter falling upon the sick and diseased and the Holy Spirit healed as he prayed and ministered in Jesus Name. No wonder, their religious enemies said: “Did we not straitly command you that you should not teach in this name and behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” (Acts 5: 28)  
    And when Paul and Silas were preaching in Thessalonica they were accused thusly: “These men who have turned the world upside down have come hither also… saying there is another King, one Jesus.” (Acts 17: 6, 7)
    All glory, honour and praise to God the Father through Jesus Christ our Lord, by the power of the Blessed Holy Spirit. One God in three persons, world without end! Amen.

NOTE: To be continued!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Nearly every American President has revered God's Word, the Holy Bible. Barack Obama is the first US President to publicly ridicule the Bible. It is time for concerted prayer to Almighty God in Jesus' precious and all powerful name that a sweeping revival will come to the USA - Pastor Max Solbrekken

Yet, the mother of all Obama scandals – indeed, the root of all the rest – receives little attention from the press. In fact, most Americans have never even heard an explicit reference to the primary scandal of the Obama administration. That is the sole focus of the June issue of WND’s acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine.
As Whistleblower Editor David Kupelian says in the issue, headlined “OBAMA’S WAR ON CHRISTIANS“: “Just scratch a little below the surface of all the current scandals, and the mother-lode comes fully into view.”
“Take the IRS scandal. Who exactly are all these 500-plus ‘tea party,’ ‘patriot,’ ‘conservative’ and ‘prolife’ groups being targeted by the revenue agency?” asks Kupelian. “Who populates these organizations? What beliefs and values animate them? By and large, they are Christians and Jews who strongly hold to a traditional, biblical, Judeo-Christian worldview.”
Continues Kupelian: “Haven’t you wondered why the Obama Department of Homeland Security warns law enforcement departments that the real ‘extremist’ threats to America are from pro-lifers, patriots, constitutionalists, amnesty opponents, gun enthusiasts and military veterans? Haven’t you scratched your head trying to figure out why the U.S. military recently threatened to court-martial Christian service personnel just for sharing their faith with others?
“The hard truth is: Barack Obama considers traditional, freedom-loving, center-right Christian America – not Marxism, not Islamism, not a toxic culture nor a stagnant economy – to be his biggest enemy, his greatest obstacle to fundamentally transforming America.”
Highlights of “OBAMA’S WAR ON CHRISTIANS” include:
  • “The biggest Obama scandal of all” by David Kupelian
  • “Banning Christianity from the armed forces” by Joseph Farah, who reports that the U.S. military was recently advised that Christian believers are “monsters” who “terrorize” others with their faith
  • “Under Obama, Christians and conservatives are ‘extremists’” by Bob Unruh, on the current administration’s relentless demonization of opponents of abortion, same-sex marriage and illegal immigration
  • “IRS targeting of conservatives continues” by Jerome R. Corsi, on the public interest law firm that has now sued the revenue agency in federal court on behalf of 25 different organizations
  • “IRS demands Christian pro-lifers reveal ‘the content of their prayers’” – one of the most outrageous abuses in an era of outrages
  • “Why Obama wars against Judeo-Christian America” by David Kupelian, an in-depth and thought-provoking exploration of what’s really behind the never-ending attacks on everything “decent” and “normal”
  • “Obamacare forcing Christian companies to provide abortion pill” by Bob Unruh, showing how some of the Obama administration’s abuses are so egregious that the judiciary is siding against them
  • “New class of people identified as IRS enemies” by Gina Loudon, on the bizarre fact that families that adopt children are far more likely to be audited by the IRS than “millionaires and billionaires”
  • “Warning from Canada: Orwellian future awaits U.S.” by Art Moore, who documents how the lessons of 10 years of same-sex marriage in our neighbor to the north totally shatter the arguments of “gay marriage” supporters
  • “Lesbian journalist: ‘Gay marriage is a lie’” – in a candid moment, journalist-activist confirms everything most opponents of same-sex marriage have long believed
  • “Feds require employees to give open LGBT approval” by Matt Barber, who explains the latest – and astonishingly Orwellian – decree from the Obama Justice Department: No longer is it OK for Christians just to be intimidated and “shut up” regarding “lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders” in the federal workplace – they most verbally support it! As one internal DOJ memo to employees puts it: “Silence will be interpreted as disapproval”
  • “How a revered Christian institution was brought down” by Peter LaBarbera, a poignant, insider look at what really caused the downfall of the Boy Scouts of America
  • “Dobson: Feds must stop silencing and intimidating Christians” by Bob Unruh, in which the evangelical leader confirms that the IRS has been directly targeting traditional-values religious groups – including his own
  • “Assaulting Christians but coddling terrorists” by David Limbaugh, on the U.S. military’s disturbing track record of targeting religious liberty
  • “Reflections by a former Muslim on Obama’s love of Islam” by Nonie Darwish, on how Obama became the “savior of both Islam and socialists”
  • “The world’s most dynamic religion is …” by Dennis Prager, who surprisingly reveals that today’s most influential belief system – and the one increasingly dominating America – is neither Christianity nor Islam
  • “Beware of liberals in evangelicals’ clothing” by Ann Coulter, who exposes the totally irrational “new Christian ethic of compassion-by-personal-encounter”
  • “Christian civil disobedience may be imminent” by Patrick J. Buchanan, who asks: What happens when millions of believers refuse to obey new same-sex marriage laws?
  • “Memo to Christian troops: We’ve got your back” by Matt Barber, who speaks for one public-interest law firm in encouraging American soldiers to “stand tall and proclaim your faith proudly.”
“Fasten your seat belts,” says Kupelian, “because we’re about to go for a wild ride, connecting the dots of the Obama administration’s many outrages, allowing the real scandal underlying all the others to finally come clearly into view.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/obamas-war-on-christians/#0oBgW8zwg41gcvam.99