Max Solbrekken World Mission
Box 44220 RPO Garside, Edmonton, AB T5V 1N6
maxsolbrekken.com - mwm.org
Dear Friend of Jesus,
I greet you my dear Friend and Partner in the matchless name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour!
Thank you so much for your letters of prayer support as well as financial support at this crucial hour of the world’s history.
Through these past nearly 2,000 years we have come far, when you consider how dark were the days in which Jesus walked this earth and in the times of the Apostles as well as the DARK TIME of the Middle Ages!
THE BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS!
It was so common for men of God to give their life’s blood as MARTYRS for Christ that St. Paul wrote:
“And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation and that of God. For unto you is GIVEN in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake.” (Phil.1: 28, 29)
It was a foregone conclusion that when an individual or a family confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour in those dark days of persecution - as it is now in many Muslim dominated lands - that they had to count the cost connected with that step of faith.
St. Peter wrote: “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.” (1 Peter 4: 12,13)
THE BLOOD OF CHRISTIANS IS SEED!
In his Apology (197 A.D.) TERTULLION- an early Church Father - to the Roman Governor writes: “kill us, torture us, condemn us, grind us to dust; your injustice is the proof that we are innocent. Therefore God allows that we thus suffer.
“When you recently condemned a Christian woman to the leno (pimp, i.e. accused her of being a prostitute) rather than to the leo (lion), you made confession that a taint on our purity is considered among us something more terrible than any punishment and any death.
“Nor does your cruelty, however exquisite, avail you; it is rather a temptation to us. The oftener we are mown down by you, the more in number we grow; the blood of Christians is seed.”
TERTULLION: "THE BLOOD OF CHRISTIANS IS SEED!"
I have often referred to the famous statement that Tertullion sent to the Governor of his Province in 197 A.D. regarding the horrific persecution Believers in Christ were going through in the Roman Empire at that time!
The Blood of the Martyrs became the seed of the Church. Nothing could stop it and nothing will stop it, until Jesus returns for His Blood-bought Church!
Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said: “I will build My Church and the Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matt. 16:18)
DYING DANISH MISSIONARY!
Not long ago an elderly Danish Missionary uttered his last words to those standing around his bed. Here are his words:
“I have nothing of this world’s goods to bequeath to anyone. I have gone bankrupt in everything. The only thing I have left is the ‘BLOOD OF JESUS’ and with that alone I will approach God!”
AND THAT IS ENOUGH! How great a salvation and what a powerful testimony to that marvelous Salvation! What a Testimony of the greatness of God’s mercy and grace! What a LEGACY to leave to loved ones and friends!
May we all have a ringing testimony to leave behind when we leave this world and stand before the Judge of the whole earth, our Loving Saviour! Time is short. Please write Donna and me this week with your prayers and love gifts to win some more precious souls for Jesus!
- Max Solbrekken
FOUR ESSENTIAL TRUTHS THAT MUST
NOT BE DIMINISHED, DOWNGRADED OR DISMISSED!
The Word of God has power to free you from bondage, sin, fear and sickness. The Bible says: "He hath sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from all their destructions." (Psalms 107: 20).
The Blood of Jesus Christ is so powerful that it cleanses us from all our sins and purges the conscience. The Bible says: "If we walk in the Light as He is in the Light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ God's Son cleanses us from all sins." (1John 1: 7)
The Holy Spirit of God baptizes us into the Body of Christ at conversion and as we totally surrender to God, He fills us with His presence (1 Cor.12: 13). The Bible says: “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; (Eph.5: 18,19)
The Name of Jesus Christ is the greatest weapon to drive Satan away from us. Jesus said: “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel unto 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...” (Mark 16: 15-20; Luke 10: 17-20).
THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE IS MY
PERSONAL LORD, SAVIOUR & FRIEND
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
He is my Advocate, Physician, and Counsellor. His Name means, ‘The God who saves, the God who heals, the God who protects and the God who delivers from all EVIL’!
He is Yeshua ha Mashiach the Salvation of God and King Messiah, Jesus the Christ of God! Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father! (Phil. 2: 10)
He is nearer than the breath I breathe and the blood that flows through my veins, because He is in me and I am in Him and we are hid with Christ in God! (John 6: 48-63; 14:16-23; 15:7; 2 Cor.5:17; )
I am His doulos (gr. love slave) because He owns me, having purchased my eternal salvation at the cost of His own precious blood. And I will be eternally grateful to Him for His compassion, love and mercy toward me, a lost and condemned sinner afloat on the sea of life, filled only with plans for material wealth and worldly ambition!
In His great mercy, He waited for me to realize that I needed Him. It took a miracle to recruit me into His Army. When my father was instantly healed in his gall bladder through the Radio Ministry of Oral Roberts and baptized in the Holy Spirit a few days later, I saw for the first time in my life the reality of God working in people’s lives. (1 John 1: 1-7)
NO LONGER ONLY A THEORY!
It was no longer only a theory, but Jesus Christ became a living reality whom I could no longer resist. By following Him, I was offered eternal life instead of having my own way which would end in eternal death! (1 John 5: 10-13)
When He called me I said, “Yes! I want this. This is real, not just a figment of the imagination or a set of rules and regulations, but LIFE in its highest form. I humbled myself to embrace the Life Giver Himself, the God of Creation, the Lord of lords and the King of all kings and Ruler Divine, Jesus Christ the Great Physician!
St. Paul stated that he was not worthy to be an apostle because in his ignorance, he had persecuted the followers of Christ! (Eph.3: 7, 8; 1 Cor. 15: 9) In that respect, we are all guilty if we do not give God the praise, honour and glory that He deserves and demands.
Praise be to the matchless name of Jesus Christ, my Faithful High Priest, who pleads my cause before our Heavenly Father (Heb.7: 24, 25) and my Deliverer who keeps the Evil One at bay and fleeing in terror! (James 4: 7)
JESUS IS MY FRIEND!
JESUS IS MY FRIEND!
Speaking to His disciples, Jesus said: “Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth; but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of My Father I have made known unto you.” (John 15: 14,15)
He shared with them His innermost feelings just before going to the Cross. He had prior knowledge. He knew His mission and He shared with His disciples what His Father had told Him; That He had come to earth to die for the sins of the world and rise again in power and great glory in order to redeem Adam’s fallen race!
He divulged that He had come to do His Father’s Will. He spoke with them of His love and compassion for the lost, sick and dying, and He proved His great love and grace by forgiving the sinful, healing the sick and showing mercy to the outcasts.
Jesus healed all who came seeking His merciful touch. He had great compassion for the weak and struggling souls who reached out in their desperation for His holy touch!
THE GOSPEL OF GOD’S GRACE, MERCY & LOVE;
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE IT & NEVER WILL BE!
In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus unburdened His heart to His Father as He cried out: “O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; Nevertheless, not as I will, BUT AS THOU WILT.” (Matt. 26:39)
Angels came to minister unto Him in his hour of temptation and we have come to understand that they are also messengers sent to minister to us in the time of need. (Psalm 34: 7 ; Heb.1: 14) )
As Jesus prayed on the Rock of the Agony in Gethsemane, His sweat became like drops of Blood, knowing that He was entering the final phase of His Redemptive plan that had been formulated before the creation of the world! (Luke 22: 43, 44)
The Gospel of God’s grace and mercy! WOW.!!! There is nothing like it anywhere. No love story as tender, no message as powerful, no News as far reaching and enduring as the Gospel and no Name as great as the name of Jesus Christ the WORLD’S ONLY SAVIOUR!!!
St. Paul speaks of “the unsearchable RICHES in Christ.” And the “eternal purpose which God purposed in Christ Jesus.”
He prayed: “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Eph. 3: 17-21)
No wonder King David said: “The fool (idiot) has said in his heart there is no God.” (Psalms 14: 1)
An idiot can say that there is no God. He is an idiot and does' not know any better! Amen.