Monday, October 28, 2013

Eternity, Eternity, Eternity! Where will you spend Eternity? In Heaven or Hell? This is a wake-up Call for Preachers to begin preaching the pure Gospel of Christ. We need to hear messages from God's Word on Sin & Salvation, Heaven & Hell and Judgment. It is Satan that is deceiving our young people. He is a Liar, a Thief and a Murderer. Jesus Christ, however, has defeated Him through shedding His pure and perfect blood on the Cross to purchase our eternal salvation. He is the ONLY Hope and the ONLY Answer to the SIN PROBLEM that has overpowered mutitudes in our world today. How the heart of God must yearn for the billions of people upon this planet to turn to Him in repentance and faith! How our Saviour Jesus Christ must be interceding for His Church which has drifted so far away from Him! And how many parents' and grandparents' hearts ache as they seek God in intercession with tears for their loved ones to return to Him Who has purchased their salvation through His sacrificial death on Calvary's Cross and glorious resurrecton from the dead. May the Blessed Holy Spirit draw theologians, pastors and young people back to Jesus Christ, Who is the only Way, the Only Truth and the Only Life. He calls to sinners now: "Behold I stand at the door and knock. If any man will hear My voice and open the door, I will come in to Him, and will sup with him and he with ME." (Rev. 3:20) - Pastor Max Solbrekken

3 Cultural Changes That Create the 'Perfect Storm' Against the Church

Josh McDowell, an apologist and evangelist, spoke at Southern Evangelical Seminary's Christian Apologetics conference on three culture changes that create a "perfect storm" that challenges and poses a threat to the church.

McDowell says the first is an epistemological shift that is occurring regarding Biblical truths due to modern perspectives on God's word.

"We've had a major shift in what truth is and where it comes from. We've gone from being God-centered to self-centered, from being objective to being subjective and from being internal to external," he said.

He argues that the truth that the church upholds is merely viewed as personal opinion by some people, especially young individuals due to the idea that most think that God is dead.

"In 1991, 51 percent of evangelical young adults said there is no truth apart from their own views. Today, that number is 91 percent," said McDowell.

The respected apologist also says the Internet's "exploding information" plays a major factor in challenging the way young people view culture, the church and their moral views. According to his research, millions of youths take in about 34GB of Internet data each day, which is equivalent to the amount of lyrics found in 8,160 songs.

"Every pastor, youth pastor, and every parent is in competition with the Internet and the information it is spreading," said McDowell. "Most young people don't get their news from CNN or CBS, they get it from bloggers. There are about 181 million bloggers vying for the attention of your children."

The unlimited amount of online information that people have access to has caused an increase in skepticism that will only continue to become more pervasive, says McDowell.

"If you don't believe me, go around and talk to young people in colleges and in junior high. Go and make 'truth statements' and you'll hear them say, 'How do you know that's true?' There's so much out there," said McDowell. "[For] every kid, even Christians, the age of the Internet is wearing down their convictions because they think tomorrow they'll find something else."

He continued, "Fifteen to 20 years ago, the questions that you used to hear at universities about faith, Jesus and the Bible, about skepticisms, questioning what you believe in; questions that you used to hear in the last two years of college are now being asked by 10- and 11-year-olds. It's coming all right down through Facebook."

During his message, he also told pastors they cannot pastor the same way they have been for the last 20 years while telling parents they cannot raise their children the same way they were raised because the Internet has changed "everything."

"Twenty years ago, the phrase was, 'if you don't reach a young person by 18, you probably won't reach them. Now, atheists and agnostics have the same access to your kids as you do, it's just one click away. The internet has leveled the playing field and now if you don't reach a child by their 12th birthday, you won't reach them."

In the same manner, McDowell emphasized that young people are increasingly becoming addicted to pornography, adding that it is the greatest threat to the body of Christ in 2,000 years.

"This is destroying pastors, youth pastors and more Christians than anything by far in history," said McDowell. "The number one demographic is 12- to 25-year-olds, there's no difference in and out of the church."

He added that 50 percent of fundamental, evangelical pastors watch porn while 80 percent of youth pastors have a problem with porn as well. McDowell pointed out that porn provides only a momentary satisfaction and porn addicts often seek other opportunities to satisfy their sexual desires.

"The average person starts with heterosexual sex then after a while, that no longer satisfies, then there's anal, from anal there's oral, from oral to homo, from homo to bestiality then to children," said McDowell.

He continued, "The sad thing is, after child pornography doesn't satisfy, where do you go? Pornography is why sex-trafficking, sex abuse and rape are major issues, they (addicts) end up living it out, it becomes a reality."

He also advised parents to not shelter their children from "what's out there" but rather prepare them for the first time they will inevitably encounter information overload on the Internet and porn.

"You cannot protect your child from watching pornography, if you think you can, then you're the problem, mom. If you're sitting there thinking, 'I can protect my child,' then you'll end up losing them and the stats are on my side."

He added, "It's as dumb as saying, 'you can't ever listen to music,' in our culture. You can't go through life without listening to music, and now, you're not going to go through life without watching porn. Those mothers who say they're going to prepare their child will win, those who say they will protect them will lose."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

If ever there was a time when Christ’s Church needed to ‘stand up to the plate’ and prove to the world that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God and the ONLY Saviour of the world, it is TODAY! The “enemies of the cross” have gathered a cacophony of the ‘weird and wonderful’ across the spectrum of left wing Christ rejectors, New Age gurus, Hollywood lapdogs and sexual perverts, to publish down right lies, distortions and manufactured falsehood about Jesus Christ and His Church! Soldiers of the Cross, let us to meet this ungodly onslaught head-on by preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and by healing the sick and casting devils. It’s time that we put the run on ‘Old Slewfoot!’ - Pastor Max Solbrekken

By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

         "For we heard them speak in tongues and magnify God." (Acts 10:46)

     One of the things that impressed me greatly about Pentecostal, Full Gospel and Spirit-filled Christians was the way they worshipped, praised and magnified God!
     In the Evangelical Lutheran Church we sang all the wonderful hymns of praise to our Lord and heard sermons extolling God, but to hear individual believers voice their praise to the Almighty in thanks for His miraculous intervention in their lives was foreign to me.
    It was like reliving the Book of Acts to hear testimonies of conversions from alcohol and drug addiction, gambling and false religious cults. Add to that, miraculous healing from tumors, cancers, blindness, deafness, arthritis, ulcers and other diseases was mind - boggling!
     I knew that God had healed my Mother in 1920 under the ministry of Evangelists Storm and Monson in Norway. Other gifts of the Holy Spirit like prophesying and speaking in tongues, however, were totally foreign to me.


     When my Dad was instantly healed of serious gallbladder problems and heart disease in March 1956 through Oral Roberts’ radio Ministry, the Holy Bible became alive to me!
      It is quite possible that if I had not seen the reality of the Gospel working in my Father’s miraculous healing and transformation through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, I would not be in the Ministry today!
     Although the Holy Spirit strove mightily with me during Revival Meetings in 1951 with Pastor Sylvan Johnson at S.L.B.I (now Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute) Outlook, Saskatchewan, I did not have the courage to totally follow Christ!
     In 1957, following my Father’s amazing experience of the Baptism of Holy Spirit, I was again drawn by God’s love and mercy to the Cross of Calvary in total repentance and submission to His will, and call on my life! For the next six years I devoured God’s Word and prayed much for the Holy Spirit’s guidance as I worked in the secular world, while preparing for the Ministry of Deliverance into which He was divinely leading me!


    I believe in speaking in tongues like St. Paul, St. Peter, D.L. Moody, Charles Finney and Oral Roberts.  And I believe in Divine Healing through faith in Jesus Christ and His finished work on Calvary’s Cross, and that “By His stripes we are healed.” (Is. 53: 4, 5; Matt.8: 16, 17; I Peter 2: 24)
     It is such a blessing to have received the gift of prophecy (1 Cor.12: 10) in order to exhort, edify and comfort God's people. Praising and magnifying God, however, is an absolute essential in the Christian life in order to keep up a vital contact with our Heavenly Father!
   Our lives are like a body of water.  If water flows in but has no outlet it becomes stagnant, and all life there ceases to exist.  Then death takes over.  The Dead Sea is a good example of that!
   The movement of water into and out of a body of water creates an atmosphere conducive to life.  The constant intake and outflow causes a cleansing action, making the water fresh.
   This analogy shows us that receiving from God without praising Him and sharing His goodness with others makes us stagnant, and spiritual death ensues!
    The Bible says, "He that offereth praise glorifieth Me". (Ps. 50:23);  "God inhabits the praises of His people..." (Ps. 22:3)
     The Scriptures are filled with praises to God.  Repeatedly, David declared, "O that men would praise the Lord for His wonderful works to the children of men". (Ps. 107:8)
     King David was a man after God's own heart and knew how to praise and bless the Lord!  He even encouraged himself to praise God:  "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..." (Ps. 103:1)

    "Praise ye the Lord.  Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in the firmament of His power.  Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness. 
     “…Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.  Praise ye the Lord." (Ps. 150:6)
     It is incumbent upon us to thank and praise God for His gifts to us, as well as TESTIFY to others of His great goodness, mercy, love and power.
     The Bible says, "Forbid not to speak with tongues". (1 Cor.14: 39)  And St. Paul declared emphatically, "I speak with tongues more than ye all". (1 Cor.14: 18)
    St. Paul prayed in the Spirit, speaking and singing in unknown tongues on a daily basis. He writes: “What is it then? I will pray with the Spirit and I will pray with the understanding also. I will sing with the Spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.”  (1 Cor.14:15) 
     I can’t imagine many of today's Evangelical preachers meeting the old ‘Apostle to the Gentiles’ and spending a few hours or days with him!
    They would have to ask him to leave, put him in a basement room and shut the door and stop preaching from the Epistles he wrote.  Or they would have to repent of their ignorance, stupidity, hardness of heart, and be filled with the Holy Ghost themselves. 
    St. Paul would certainly have to rebuke them and set them straight! It would be a very interesting meeting indeed!
    Even having them meet Ignatius, Tertullion, St. Augustine, Martin Luther, D.L. Moody or R.A Torrey, would change their theology about the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire! (Luke 3: 16; Acts 2: 4)

                                                 I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY GHOST!

     The Church Fathers who formulated the Apostles Creed certainly believed in the Holy Ghost and in every instance in the Bible where believers received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost they spoke in tongues and magnified God!
     ‘I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven; And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence He shall come to judge the quick and dead. I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY GHOST, the Holy Christian Church, the Communion of Saints, the Forgiveness of sins, the Resurrection of the Body, and the Life everlasting.  Amen.
    St. Paul declared, "He that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men but unto God; for no man understandeth him; howbeit, in the Spirit he speaketh mysteries". (1 Cor.14: 2)
   Again the Bible says, "He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself..." (1 Cor.14: 4)  Certainly we need to edify and build up ourselves in Christ, more now than ever, as we approach the end!
   The Word of God states emphatically: "But ye, building up yourselves in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost". (praying in the Spirit; unknown tongues, worshipping God)
     Those who do NOT pray in the Spirit (unknown tongues) are said to be sensual, having not the Spirit (Holy Spirit). And, they will ridicule you and separate you from their company. (Jude 19)
     JESUS WARNED: “Verily I say unto you; All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
     “But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.” (Mark 3:28-30)


     The Pharisees accused our Saviour of healing the sick and casting out devils by the power of Satan. Since He was doing these works “by the Spirit of God” they essentially called the Holy Spirit a devil!
      Here is my advice: If you cannot understand some of the things God is doing, don’t fight against Him. Don’t make the mistake the Pharisees made!
      Thank God, for the many preachers of the Gospel today who declare with St. Paul: "Forbid not to speak with tongues.” (1 Cor. 14:39); "Quench not the spirit.  Despise not prophesyings." (1 Th. 5:19-20)
    Also remember, the ‘gift of tongues in concert with the ‘gift of interpretation’ is equal to prophecy!
   St. Paul writes: "I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied; for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, EXCEPT he interpret, that the church may receive edifying." (1 Cor. 14:5)
   When a leading Baptist Evangelist, Dr. Hyman Appelman conducted a glorious revival crusade in our church (1972), I asked him: "Have you been filled with the Holy Ghost? Do you speak in tongues, Brother Appelman"? 
    He answered in the affirmative: “Yes, I have been filled with the Holy Ghost.  Yes, I speak with other tongues!”  I asked, "How is it that you - the preacher that most Baptist and Evangelical preachers greatly respect - speak in tongues, when they put so little stock in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?” 
     My good Jewish friend, Dr. Hyman Appelman replied, "The Holy Ghost got to me before the Baptists did.”  No wonder Billy Graham stated: "Dr. Hyman Appelman is one of the most powerful preachers I have ever heard"!
   When that mighty man of God, Dr. Richard Wurmbrand spoke our Church in Edmonton in the 1970s, I asked him a very personal question. I said:
    “Brother Wurmbrand, I was raised in the Lutheran Church but I have been filled with the Holy Ghost and I speak with other tongues. You are a Lutheran Pastor who has been tortured and suffered terribly for Jesus Chris. Have you been filled with the blessed Holy Ghost and spoken in other tongues?
    He said: “As you know the Communists brainwashed, tortured and beat me constantly. After some time, I could not remember the Lord’s Prayer, the Twenty-third Psalm or John 3: 16. All I could do was say: 'Jesus I love you. You know that I love you. Please show me your love.'
    "They had beaten me so severely that the blood ran down my legs unto the ground. Suddenly the power of God came upon me and I began to sing in a language I did not know and I danced in the Spirit for four hours and felt no pain. My blood spattered onto the walls of that dungeon as I danced and sang and spoke in unknown tongues.”


           One of the first Gospel tracts I published in 1958 was titled "Victorious Christian Living".  In it, I outlined three very important and imperative steps to follow in order to live a consistent, victorious Christian life. They are as follows:
  1. Read the Bible regularly.
  2. Pray often with praise & thanksgiving.
  3. Witness at every available opportunity with wisdom & God's leading.
       Another thing that has set ‘Spirit-filled, Full Gospel people’ apart from other Christians, is the fact of a POWERFUL PERSONAL WITNESS to their fellowmen, of the crucified and risen Christ Who is the same yesterday, today and forever!
     The angel of God spoke to the women at Christ's empty tomb on that great resurrection morning, thusly: "...Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus which was crucified.  He is not here: for He is risen, as He said.  Come, see the place where the Lord lay.  And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead; and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him: lo, I have told you". (Matt. 28:5-7)


        The Bible records that they went with great haste to bring His disciples word of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  They went with great haste because they had an urgent message to tell! 
     What a message we have to tell the world! Our wonderful Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again for our justification, and is even now alive, interceding for us at the Father's right hand.  Hallelujah! There is no secret, hidden agenda in God's Word.  Everything is open and above board with our Lord.
     There is plenty of proof for sincere truth seekers.  The angel said, "Come and see.  Go and tell".  I say to skeptics:  “There is plenty of viable evidence to prove the existence of God and the validity of the Holy Bible.  And as far as God’s love for mankind, Calvary proved that!”
      The message is clear.  Once we have heard the truth and experienced the blessings of Christ's salvation, we are duty bound to go and tell someone else the Good News!


     The Bible states that they returned to Jerusalem and were constantly in the temple praising and blessing God.  They also went from house to house - with great joy and gladness - breaking bread and fellowshipping around God's Word.
     The Scripture says they were continually magnifying God.  To MAGNIFY GOD means to not only glorify and worship Him, but to lift Him up so high that He appears larger in the eyes and ears of the hearers than He had seemed to them earlier.
    Most Christians make God look very small. We are to magnify Him so that everyone may begin to understand how marvelous and wonderful our Lord really is. Oh, how GREAT is the LORD our GOD!
Only Spirit-filled people really and truly praise and magnify God with all their hearts!  Only those who have been “born of the Spirit” and filled with God’s presence, feel at home in His presence!
   After listening to the dry, dead, monotone sounds of the average Jehovah Witness or fundamentalist preacher, you certainly wouldn't be convinced that God is alive, real and moving by His mighty power in this generation! Much of the theology that is expounded has to do with the past and future, with a glaring omission of today!
      Especially is this noticeable in regards to the present day ability of the Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Eternal God to work miracles among His people on earth in this Twenty-First Century! It's the same old story as that of Mary and Martha.


    Regarding the death of her brother, Martha said, "I know if you had been here (4 days ago) my brother would not have died". (past)
      Jesus said, "Your brother shall rise again"!  She answered, "I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day". (future) (John 11:24)  Jesus answered her, "I am the resurrection and the life" (NOW). (John 11:25)
       Although Martha was upset that Jesus had not been there before her brother died and she expressed faith for his future resurrection, she nevertheless kept the door open for a present day miracle:
       She stated: "But I know that EVEN NOW, whatsoever Thou wilt ask of God, God will give it Thee." (John 11:22) Praise God for an open mind! Most religionists and false cults are so steeped in their false doctrines that their attitude is: Don’t bother me with the truth and the facts; My mind is set; I have been brainwashed; I am a Watch Tower Slave, a Joseph Smith, Two by Two or Mary Baker Eddy puppet; I cannot think for myself!”
      For years, Herbert W. Armstrong called his radio and TV talk show The World Tomorrow! Others like the Jehovah’s Witnesses speak constantly about the coming New World or Kingdom Age!
      While we are thrilled about the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ and Life Everlasting with Christ, we have something to offer people who accept His Gospel, here and now! The Eternal God is the God of the NOW!


    My heart's desire is that God will raise up an army of people who will say, like St. Paul: "...I believe God"! (Acts 27:25)
      In the face of persecution, temptation, sickness or death, let us hold onto our confession of faith and belief in Christ Jesus our Lord!  Let us constantly practice what the Bible teaches, glorifying and magnifying God!
   When doubters, skeptics and unbelievers scorn us for believing in and proclaiming a Risen Saviour, Who still forgives sinners, brings peace to the troubled and healing to sick, as well as baptizes with the Holy Ghost and power, let us tell them, "YOUR GOD IS TOO SMALL"!
    In the 1960s as a Commercial Traveller I met a variety of people in my travels and when they heard that I was “Religious” we often had animated discussions about the Bible.
    A fundamentalist preacher who was rabidly anti-Pentecostal, made this fervent statement: "Divine healing is not for me and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is not for me.” I replied:  "You are right Sir, these gifts are not for you, but they are for me because I believe.  Since you do not believe and desire these gifts, God will not force them upon you".
    In a desperate attempt to prove his point he made this ridiculous statement: “We don’t need any miracles today because everybody knows that Jesus rose from the dead!”


  I REPLIED: “Sir, of all the statements you have made, that is the most ignorant. We live in a world where anti-God Communism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Animism, Pagan Religions, False Cults and Secular Humanism are covering much of the earth and you say that everyone knows that Jesus Christ rose from the dead.”
     We serve a great big, wonderful God Who keeps His Word. And since Jesus Christ died and rose again for our total salvation, we are recipients of His goodness, mercy and love!
     There were many reasons why Jesus healed the sick, including His great love and compassion for suffering humanity!  He also healed the sick and performed miracles to prove His Divinity! (Matt.9: 28; Mark 2: 10; John 2: 11; 4: 16; 5: 10 – 23; 14: 11; 15: 24)
     If ever there was a time when Christ’s Church needed to ‘stand up to the plate’ and prove to the world that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God and the ONLY Saviour of the world, it is TODAY!
     The “enemies of the cross” have gathered a cacophony of the ‘weird and wonderful’ across the spectrum of left wing Christ rejectors, New Age gurus, Hollywood lapdogs and sexual perverts, to publish down right lies, distortions and manufactured falsehood about Jesus Christ and His Church!
    Soldiers of the Cross, let us to meet this ungodly onslaught head-on by preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and by healing the sick and casting devils. It’s time that we put the run on ‘Old Slewfoot!’
     THE BIBLE says: “And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the Word with SIGNS following.” (Mark 16: 20); “And with great POWER gave the apostles WITNESS of the RESURRECTION of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.” (Acts 4: 33)
    There is nothing impossible with Him Who is the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the King of Kings and Lord of lords and the Only Saviour of the world.

       1.)  TO THE SINNER, let me say unequivocally:  God is able, ready and willing to save you!  The Bible says, "For the Son of man is come to seek and save that which was lost". (Luke 19:10)  Also, "Come unto Me, all ye who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest". (Matt. 11:28)

      2.)  TO THE DISCOURAGED AND WEAK, let me say without fear of contradiction, God will fill you with the Holy Ghost!  Jesus said, "Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be witnesses..." (Acts 1:8)
         Also, St. Peter declared, "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.  For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call". (Acts 2:38-39)

     3.)  TO THOSE WHO ARE SICK & DISEASED, I say emphatically, Jesus Christ 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". (Isa. 53:5)  "That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses". (Matt. 8:17)
       The Bible 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)

      4.) TO THOSE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES, remember that God is more than enough (El Shaddai) to meet your needs!  "But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus". (Phil. 4:19)
      "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.  For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again." (Luke 6:38)
       St. Paul said, "But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully". (2 Cor. 9:6-8)

     5.) TO ALL WHO NEED FORGIVENESS, DELIVERANCE & ENCOURAGEMENT, Christ Jesus stands ready to help you.  Without hesitation, I invite you to call upon the Name of the Lord and be saved.
    St. Peter declared, "Whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved". (Acts 2:21);  "Casting all your cares upon Him; for He careth for you." (1 Peter 5: 7)
       He has the power to make you free!  Jesus said, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”. (John 8:32)
         There is absolutely nothing that God is unable to do.  He can do all things He wills to do because He is all powerful (omnipotent), all knowing and all wise (omniscient) and everywhere present at all times (omnipresent).
      Jesus said, "If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth". (Mark 9:23); “With men this is impossible but not with God. For with God all things are possible.” (Mark 10: 27)


      “John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I cometh, the latchet of Whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and fire.” (Luke 3: 16)
       JESUS SAID: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me…and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
     “Afterward He appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen Him after He was risen.
     “And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature…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.”      
      “So then after the Lord had spoken to 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.” (Mark 16: 14-20)
   Jesus instructed His followers to be generous toward God and fellowman and His blessings will follow.  Here are two of His promises for us all:
      "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.  For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again." (Luke 6:38)
      "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matt. 6:33)
      If you can send a special gift for our world-wide work of preaching the Gospel of Christ, you will be planting a seed in God's Harvest Field. If God is calling you into the work of the Lord, please write to me and we will seek to help you find your place in His great End-Time Army of Soul Winners!      Ω

 Dear friendPlease write with your prayer requests. We will pray for you and I will write you back!  When you write, please ask for a free prayer cloth over which we have prayed with faith in Jesus' Name, for your deliverance and salvation!              
- Pastor Max Solbrekken

LIMA, PERU - Rev. Dean Milley and his wife Dr. Ruth Milley work with a Church in Lima Peru that has wom 90,000 souls to Christ in 13 years. Dean has been with that church for 11 years. His wife Ruth is a Dentist who works among the poor people of Lima in conjunction with the Church. - Pastor Max Solbrekken

Missionary Dean & Dr. Ruth Milley  with Pastor Max Solbrekken on TV in 2012. The one hour Video extols the grace of God and the Blood of Jesus Christ in Dean's 1988 deliverance from evil spirits that had bound him since childhood. His story is 'From Hell's Highway to the Mission Fields'. In 1988, Dean had written his suicide note and was on his way to create a head-on collision but ended up at the F.G Bursey Memorial Tabernacle where Max Solbrekken was preaching at the May Central Conference of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland. God was moving in great Revival power. About 500 people were gathered outside unable to get in. Dean was drawn by the Holy Spirit into the building,  just as Pastor Max was calling for someone who had planned to take his life. He pushed his way through the crowd to the altar. When the demons were cast out in JESUS' NAME, they bellowed like a bull and he was free at last. Hallelujah. The one-hour video is ready for mailing. Send $20 with your proper postal address to MS World Mission Box 44220 RPO Garside, Edmonton, AB T5V 1N6 Canada.     

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My heart is crying out to God for a genuine revival of God's almighty presence and power in Canada, as we have seen across the world for 50 years. Meet me in Saskatoon this Saturday and Sunday at Christ the Healer Gospel Church to seek His face. I will be speaking on the Blessed Holy Spirit and His desire to fill us with His fulness and grant us the Revival we seek for the glory of God. At the feet of Jesus, in the Holy of Holies we will be filled with the love, compassion and power of the Holy Spirit! - Pastor Max Solbrekken

Pastor Max Solbrekken & Nelson Aprigio at the Assembly
of God Crusade at Parque Brasil, Paulinia, S.P.  April 13, 2005
Take me into the Holy of Holies; Take me in by the blood of the Lamb. Take me into the Holy of Holies. Take the coal, Touch my lips, Here I am. May God grant us His mercy & grace! Amen.

The Amundrud Family Gospel Singers and Musicians are anointed of God and one of Canada's finest representatives of Christ that I have had the privilege of ministering with in more than 50 years! - Pastor Max Solbrekken

Rev. Max Solbrekken with the Amundrud 
Family Singers at the Living Faith Pentecostal
Tabernacle Lloydminster, SK on Oct 18, 2013
The Holy Spirit touched many hearts as Dean  
Milley testified, the Amundruds ministered 
& Pastor Max preached the Gospel. Pastor 
Tim Acey is Senior Pastor of the Living 
Faith Pentecostal Tabernacle, Lloydminster

Monday, October 14, 2013

US President Barack Hussein Obama when running for that country's top position stated that his goal was to fundamentally transform America. He has to the best of his ability tried to turn that great nation into a radical anti-Christian, ultra secular, pro-homosexual and pro-Islamic and anti-Israel, welfare state. How very sad! - Pastor Max Solbrekken

US Army defines Christian ministry as 'domestic hate group'
  • Special to Fox News
Several dozen U.S. Army active duty and reserve troops were told last week that the American Family Association, a well-respected Christian ministry, should be classified as a domestic hate group because the group advocates for traditional family values.
The briefing was held at Camp Shelby in Mississippi and listed the AFA alongside domestic hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam.
A soldier who attended the briefing contacted me and sent me a photograph of a slide show presentation that listed AFA as a domestic hate group. Under the AFA headline is a photograph of Westboro Baptist Church preacher Fred Phelps holding a sign reading “No special law for f***.” 
American Family Association has absolutely no affiliation with the controversial church group known for picketing the funerals of American servicemembers.

It looks like the Obama administration is separating the military from the American people.
“I had to show Americans what our soldiers are now being taught,” said the soldier who asked not to be identified. “I couldn’t just let this one pass.”
The soldier said a chaplain interrupted the briefing and challenged the instructor’s assertion that AFA is a hate group.
“The instructor said AFA could be considered a hate group because they don’t like gays,” the soldier told me. “The slide was talking about how AFA refers to gays as sinners and heathens and derogatory terms.”
The soldier, who is an evangelical Christian, said the chaplain defended the Christian ministry.
“He kept asking the instructor, ‘Are you sure about that, son? Are you sure about that?’” he said, recalling the back and forth.
Later in the briefing, the soldiers were reportedly told that they could face punishment for participating in organizations that are considered hate groups.
That considered, the soldier contacted me because he is a financial contributor to the AFA ministry.
“I donate to AFA as often as I can,” he said. “Am I going to be punished? I listen to American Family Radio all day. If they hear it on my radio, will I be faced with a Uniformed Code of Military Justice charge?”
The soldier said he was “completely taken back by this blatant attack not only on the AFA but Christians and our beliefs.”
It’s not the first time the Army has accused conservative Christian groups of being domestic hate groups. 
Earlier this year, I exposed Army briefings that classified evangelical Christians and Catholics as examples of religious extremism. 
Another briefing told officers to pay close attention to troops who supported groups like AFA and the Family Research Council.
One officer said the two Christian ministries did not “share our Army Values.”
“When we see behaviors that are inconsistent with Army Values – don’t just walk by – do the right thing and address the concern before it becomes a problem,” the officer wrote in an email to his subordinates.
At the time the military assured me those briefings were isolated incidents and did not reflect official Army policy.
If that’s true, how do they explain what happened at Camp Shelby?
I contacted the Pentagon for an answer but they referred me to Army public affairs. And so far – they haven’t returned my calls.
And their claim that the classifications are “isolated” is not washing with AFA.
“The American Family Association has received numerous accounts of military installations as well as law enforcement agencies using a list compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which wrongfully identifies and defames AFA,” reads a statement they sent me.
Bryan Fischer hosts a talk show on American Family Radio. He called the Army’s allegations “libelous, slanderous and blatantly false.”
“This mischaracterization of AFA is reprehensible and inexcusable,” he told me. “We have many military members who are a part of the AFA network who know these accusations are a tissue of lies.”
Fischer said their views on gay marriage and homosexuality are not hate – it’s simply a disagreement.
“If our military wasn’t headed by a commander-in-chief who is hostile to Christian faith, these allegations would be laughed off every military base in the world,” he said.
Hiram Sasser, of the Liberty Institute, told me the Army’s briefing is a smear.
He recalled what President Obama said last year when Muslim extremists attacked our diplomatic outpost in Libya.
“Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths,” President Obama said. “We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.”
Sasser said he wished the president and the Army would treat the American Family Association with the same deference and respect they show those who mean to harm us.
“Why must the Army under this administration continue to attack Americans of faith and smear them?” Sasser wondered.
I fear the answer to that question.
Because it appears the Obama administration is separating the military from the American people – and planting seeds of doubt about Christians and some of our nation’s most prominent Christian ministries.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Jesus Christ said: "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature..." (Mark 16: 15); "But ye shall receive power after thatt the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be WITNESSES unto ME in Jerusalem ...and unto the uttermost part of the earth." (Acts 1: 8) - Pastor Max Solbrekken

                   Jesus said: "Marvel not the
      world hate you." - 1 John 3:7

Christian youth pastors banned from Washington state public school for allegedly speaking to students about God

Three volunteer Christian youth pastors have been temporarily banned from a Washington state middle school after parents heard from students that the three were proselytizing during lunch. reports the Bainbridge Island School District has hired an outside contractor to conduct a “fact-finding” mission into the allegations concerning the three volunteer cafeteria supervisors.
"We can't ignore this. There are just too many serious issues to consider here," board president Mike Spence told “That’s pretty dangerous. It’s a pretty slippery slope I guess I would say.”
Meanwhile, one of the volunteers denied the allegations.
"The only time church may have come in is when they say, 'What do you do?' my response is, 'I'm a youth pastor.' Even sometimes say I'm a leader because most of the kids don't know what a youth pastor is," said Danny Smith.
"I don't wanna defend myself, I want to defend my motives. It's not about me, it's about why I'm there. It's not for evangelizing and it's not for proselytizing or recruiting, but it's just there to be there."
The allegations concern what Smith and his cohorts said at Woodward Middle School.
"I think it's a very dicey situation, I think they have to be really careful what they say," Leslie Krantz, whose eighth-grade son attends Woodward, told KIROTV.
Darryl Martin, another parent, told the station: "If some of those volunteers were not there, taking the opportunity to meet my son, and help introduce him to other students, my son would spend most of the year eating lunch by himself."
The district reportedly has said it might allow the pastors back on to campus, pending the investigation’s outcome.
Meanwhile, Smith says he merely wanted to embolden the students -- and assist in their maturation.
 "I come here because I know that it's important for every student to know that they each have value and a purpose," he reportedly told a crowd of parents and school officials that recently convened to discuss the issue.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Jesus Christ is the ONLY Saviour of the world. He is the ONLY Baptizer in the Holy Spirit and Fire. He is the ONLY Great Physician Who heals all our hurts, pains, sicknesses and diseases. He is the First and the Last, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End and everything in between. He opens a door and no man can shut it. He closes a door and no man can can open it. He is True God from Eternity and True Man because He was incarnated and born of the Virgin Mary. God created all things by Jesus Christ and for Him and by Him all things consist. Jesus Christ is the True Vine, the Good Shephed and the Resurrection and Eternal Life! Halellujah. Amen.- Pastor Max Solbrekken

On Friday October 11, 2013 God Almighty stirred 
   the congregation of All Nations Church, High Prairie.
Allan Beaver sang & Pastor Max brought the message
of the Blood of Christ that has conqoured Satan and
his evil spirits who have come to steal, kill & destroy. 
Without doubt, Jesus Christ is Lord forevermore.!!
                                      Max Solbrekken & Dr David Perreira in Lisbon,                                      Portugal, 2008