Saturday, November 2, 2013

                By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
The Bible says: “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday and forever."(Heb. 13:8)
MARTIN LUTHER the great reformer said, “How often has it happened, and still does, that devils have been driven out in the name of Christ; also by calling on His Name and prayer, that the sick have been healed”.
JOHN WESLEY, founder of the Methodist Church, declared: “I believe that God can open the eyes of the blind, cause the lame to walk, and the deaf to hear, if men will have faith in God; stand on the word of God, and pray according to the faith that God hath given them. God will do the things He s
 In his ‘Notes on the New Testament’ John Wesley, commenting on James 5: 14 says: ‘Having anointed him with oil’ – “This single conspicuous gift, which Christ committed to His apostles (Mark 6: 3) remained in the Church long after the miraculous gift ceased. It seems to have been designed to remain always, and St, James directs the elders, who were the most gifted men, to administer it. This was the whole process of physics in the Christian Church, till it was lost through unbelief.”
DR. A.B. SIMPSON, founder of Christian & Missionary Alliance, stated: “If ever there was an age when the world needed the witness of God’s supernatural working, it is in this day of unbelief and Satan’s power.
 “Therefore, we may expect, as the end approaches, that the Holy Ghost will work in the healing of sickness, in the casting out of demons, in remarkable answers to prayer, in special and wonderful providences, and in such forms as may please His sovereign will to an unbelieving world.”


 DR. CHARLES H. MAYO, Mayo Brothers Clinic, said: “Christian healing has passed beyond the stage of experience and its value cannot be questioned. Spiritual healing is no longer the hope of a few but the belief and prayer.”

DR. A. J. GORDON, in his book ‘The Ministry of Healing’ stated: “But now comes a very suggestive fact; that wherever we find a revival of primitive faith and apostolic simplicity, there we find a profession of the chaste and evangelical miracles, which characterized the apostolic age. These attend the cradle of every spiritual reformation as did the birth of the Church itself.
Waldenses, Moravians, Hugenots, Covenanters, Friends, Baptists and Methodist, all have their record of them.”

JESUS CHRIST said: “If thou canst believe; all things are possible to him that believeth”. (Mark” 9:23)
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 hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” (Mark 16:17-18)

MAX SOLBREKKEN says: “That God is a healer is no secret. That His Word has amazing saving, healing and creative power is well known. But that His power to save, heal and deliver is readily available at absolutely NO COST, is not widely known!
Most people believe that there are strings attached, a price to pay, good works to do, a guru to follow and that God favours only a few!

"Divine healing is a gift from God to those who are fearful, hurting, sick and diseased. And He offers it freely through the death and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ, by Whom He has defeated sin, sickness, fear, death & Satan! Glory to God forever!

This little booklet was written in 1965 - only two years after I had entered the ministry - and brought the healing message of Jesus Christ to multitudes! It was titled ‘How to Receive Healing from Jesus Christ’!

Numerous miracles of divine healing, and deliverances from demon powers, have been wrought by our blessed Lord Jesus through this ministry during the past four decades!

The truths found in this message are still basic and necessary for each of us, if we are to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit Who brings the healing. Without doubt, God is still as interested in the human family as ever and His Word is still true and “by His stripes we are healed.”  


He proves His great love to us by forgiving our sins and healing our sicknesses, as Dr. A.B. Simpson - founder of Christian & Missionary Alliance - concurred many years ago in his powerful book, ‘The Gospel of Healing’!

Prophet David declared: “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases”. (Ps. 103:2-3)

Again the Psalmist proclaims: “He hath sent His Word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Oh, that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men.” (Ps. 107:20-21)

He is our kind and caring Heavenly Father, and it has been my joy to see His hand outstretched toward the sinful, sick and suffering these many years! All glory and praise to His wonderful name, through Jesus Christ our Lord!

It is my prayer that as we reprint this littlemessenger of hope”, faith will rise in many hearts and great blessings will touch multitudes of lives! May you, my dear friend, receive God’s blessing and an answer to your prayers!
Max Solbrekken, D.D.
Edmonton, 2000 A.D.

                    HEALING FOR THE SICK

The Bible says: "Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward." (Job 5:7); "Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of them all." (Ps. 34:19)

"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)

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” (Matt. 7:7-8)

Multitudes today are suffering from a disease or infirmity with no relief in sight. They have frequented doctors, clinics and hospitals with little or no help, and are discouraged, angry and bitter!

Some have prayed earnestly regarding their healing, had special prayer in their church by the pastor and elders or by an evangelist whom God uses to bring healing to the sick through faith in Jesus Christ - and still are not healed!

Possibly someone reading this booklet fits one of these categories. After your hospital visit or prayer service, you are “not better”. You may even be getting worse! Your faith is at a low ebb and you’re tired of being tired, sick and defeated!
You feel like throwing up your hands in despair since nothing helps, and accept weakness, pain, sickness and distress as your lot in life!


It is not too late! It may seem hopeless, but it is not! It may seem useless to think of deliverance, but it is not. As long as you are alive and there is a God in Heaven, there is hope!

The Bible says, “With men this is impossible, but not with God, for with God all things are possible”. (Mark 10:27) It may seem impossible to you but with God NOTHING is impossible!

Man’s extremity becomes God’s opportunity! And when man fails, that’s when God can take over, for He never fails. When man
gives up on you”, God is ready, willing and able to step in and bring to pass a miracle in your life, because nothing is impossible with Him!

When you consider that God brought the world into being by His spoken Word, hung the universe on nothing, flung the sun, moon and stars into the far-most corner of the night to rotate in perfect harmony, He can most certainly ANSWER YOUR PRAYER!

By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth." (Ps. 33:6)

Since He has the ability to create millions of moons, galaxies of stars and heavenly bodies by a few words from His lips, most assuredly He is able to DESTROY the cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cataract, ulcer, diabetes or arthritis that is stealing your health!

At the touch of His hand, God created a perfect human being in His own image and breathed into man’s nostrils the breath of life making him a living soul. Surely, He can heal your sick spirit, soul (mind) and body!

The Great God Who brought back to life the Lord Jesus Christ, can without fail quicken (make life in) your mortal body. When you think of how great and mighty our God is, certainly nothing could be impossible to Him!

St. Paul declares: "But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken - make life in - your mortal (temporal, dying) bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you". (Rom. 8:11)


Does God have the ability and will to heal our weak, aging, temporal bodies? YES! He is more than able to that and more!
St. Paul states that since the Holy Spirit brought Jesus Christ back from the dead, He can most certainly heal our diseased and dying bodies!

In verse 26, the great Apostle says, "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities (lit. Greek - takes a hold of against our sicknesses): for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit Himself maketh intercession for us (lit. Greek - and together with us) with groanings (praying in the Holy Spirit) which cannot be uttered".

The same Blessed Holy Spirit Who raised Jesus Christ from the dead dwells within us and "takes a hold of against our sickness" and “together with us” prays to our Heavenly Father for our healing and deliverance!

Jesus said: “All things are possible to him that believeth”. (Mark 9:23) The first truth we have established is that your case is not too difficult for God and there is a good possibility of your healing to take place!

he Bible states that the devil came for only three reasons; to steal, kill and destroy! Jesus came to bring life! The devil is a thief and a murderer (John 8:44) and came only to do evil.
The thief cometh not but for to steal and to kill and destroy, but I am come that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)

He came to rob you of your happiness, joy, peace, health and blessing. He came to harm you and finally destroy you in a hospital, insane asylum or prison. The devil is cruel, perverted, evil, wicked and ungodly. He can only do evil. He has no capability to do good! The devil is the death giver!

GOD IS 100% GOOD! Jesus came to bring life. He came to bring blessings to all who would believe. He brings abundant life because He is the life giver! Some people have given the devil the credit for healing the sick and diseased - this is blasphemous and utterly false. 

It is contrary to God’s Word and accuses Jesus of telling an untruth. We know that Jesus is the way, the TRUTH and the life (John 14:6), and that the Word of God is pure, divine and infallible!

The Bible states that you cannot get good fruit from a corrupt tree or corrupt fruit from a good tree!
And that we would know people by the fruit they bring forth! Jesus said a corrupt tree “bringeth not forth good fruit”. (Matt. 7:18) It is against the law of a thorn tree to bring forth figs - you cannot get sweet water out of a fountain that is bitter.

THE DEVIL – who is totally evil – deals in death. He cannot bring forth something as precious as life! He is unable to bring forth anything that is good!

Jesus identified the devil as a thief who came only to steal, kill and destroy. He came to this earth for no other purpose! Jesus came to bring life! HEALING AND HEALTH IS LIFE! Sickness and disease brings death!

'Healing' is ‘doing good': “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power, Who went about doing good, healing all who were oppressed of the devil.” (Acts 10:38)
The message is plain and simple: The devil made people sick, but Jesus made them well. Sickness comes from satanic sources and divine healing has its origin in God!

The literal Greek states that Jesus Christ HEALED ALL those who "were under the dominion, authority or lordship of Satan". That is God's Word - Believe it and be healed! Every sick person that Jesus healed had been made sick by the works of Satan. The Bible says so and I believe the Word of God!


Oh, I know there are times that witch doctors and other occultists have allegedly affected cures by their incantations. Do not be deceived. Satan is a deceiver and manipulator!

In the end, his involvement always brings enslavement, torment and death! The magicians (witch doctors and soothsayers) of Egypt could duplicate many of the miracles performed by Moses in the sight of Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt. There were two things, however, they could not do:

No. 1 - They could not get rid of the plagues, even though they could duplicate Moses in bringing forth the flies and frogs.
Moses had to be called to get rid of the plagues: darkness, flies, frogs, lice, locusts. Interpretation: Satan can bring the cancer but he has no power to heal the person from the death-dealing work of the disease that he has brought.

No. 2 - When it comes to creating life, the magicians could not create lice out of dust as Moses did in the Name of the Lord.
The magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of God”. (Ex. 8:19) Here is the interpretation: Satan is a deceiver and trickster and he has no power to do good, heal, save or create life! All he can do is deceive, lie, steal and kill! Only God can heal and create life and sustain it!

There are some things you must do if you are to be healed. Study the accounts of sick folk - in the Bible - who were healed, and if you do what they did, you will certainly receive healing, because Jesus Christ is
no respecter of persons! 

There is only ONE HEALER, Jesus Christ. He alone is the Great Physician. Seek Him and worship Him, and turn from every known sin. Seek the Healer and not the healing!
Focus your attention on Jesus. Worship, praise and magnify His Name, and His love, forgiveness and healing will automatically flow into you!

And, behold, there came a leper and WORSHIPPED HIM, saying, Lord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth His hand, and touched him, saying, I will, be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed”. (Matt. 8:2-3)

By seeking God through Jesus Christ, you will establish a vital contact with the Great Physician and receive your miracle! People who seek only a healing or a miracle without worshipping God, will be greatly disappointed.

Always remember, KNOWING GOD through Jesus Christ – without being healed physically, is far more advantageous than getting a physical healing without receiving Christ as your personal Saviour and Lord!

JARIUS was in a desperate situation. His daughter was at the point of death when he decided to seek out the Master.

While He spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and WORSHIPPED HIM, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay Thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did His disciples.

And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind Him, and touched the hem of His garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch His garment, I shall be whole.

But Jesus turned Him about, and when He saw her, He said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed Him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, He went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.” (Matt. 9:18-25)
And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto Him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But He answered her not a word.

And His disciples came and besought Him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

THEN CAME SHE AND WORSHIPPED HIM, saying, Lord help me. But He answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.

Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.” (Matt. 15: 22-28)

The Bible states, “And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and WORSHIPPED HIM”. (Matt. 28:9)

Without doubt, God hears and answers the prayers of those who worship Him. And all who are saved and healed by God’s power WILL desire to worship Him!

The blind man whom Jesus healed is a good example of that fact: “Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? He answered and said, Who is He, Lord, that I might believe on Him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen Him, and it is He that talketh with thee.

And he said, Lord I believe and HE WORSHIPPED HIM”. (John 9:35-38) To the Samaritan woman, Jesus said, “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.

God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit 
and in Truth”. (John 4:23-24) 

Pride is a gigantic hindrance to receiving divine healing! The Bible states: “But He answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, truth, Lord, yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master’s table. 

Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith, be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.” (Matt. 15:26-28)

Here is the account of a Canaanite woman humbling herself in the sight of God. When she did, Jesus granted her request! Her daughter was healed! Another good example of how GOD REWARDS HUMILITY is found in the healing of Naaman!

So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.
But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel?

May I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage. And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

"Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: And his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.” (2 Kings 5:9-14)


God hates pride, which is the sin that caused Lucifer to rebel against God. The Bible says, “But He gives more grace; therefore it says, God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will exalt you.” (James 4:6, 7, 10)

Likewise you that are younger be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you.” (1 Peter 5:5-6)

Many people believe that they will receive something from God because of WHO THEY ARE OR THINK THEY ARE! We do not receive healing because we are worthy, but because we are needy. And Jesus Christ met that need nearly 2000 years ago on the cross!

We receive healing from God because of His grace and mercy and because of His Word - not because we deserve it! Divine healing is a gift!

It is only because of His great liberality to us by sending His Son Jesus Christ, to die in our place and purchase our salvation that we receive forgiveness and divine healing from His gracious and loving land!

We must never forget that forgiveness, divine healing, the gifts and graces of God that He bestows upon us are simply that - gifts of God’s mercy to us!

We must believe in His willingness to keep His Word to us! Believe that God’s Word is absolutely true and that it will never pass away! The heavens and the earth will pass away, but God’s Word will stand forever. (Matt. 24:35). God’s Word is as pure and divine as God Himself (John 1:1-4).

The Holy Scripture is God’s Word! The Lord God Almighty is “back of” His Word, and it will never fail (1 Kings 8:56). God has placed “His Word” above “His Name” (Psalm 138:2). His Word has gone out of His mouth in righteousness and will not return void.

GOD WILL PERFORM EVERY WORD HE HAS SPOKEN! The Bible says: “Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten My word to perform it.” (Jer. 1:12) 

So shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)

BELIEVE that God’s Word is the final authority and that it is good today! Then, appropriate His Word to yourself, for your own individual need!

Jesus said: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor, He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4:18-20)

The Bible says, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” (Rom. 10:17)

Jesus asked two blind men, “Believest thou that I am able to do this (heal them)?” They answered, “Yea, Lord”.
Then Jesus touched their eyes saying, “According to your faith be it unto you”, and they were instantly healed!

Jesus said, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth”. (Mark 9:23)

Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works’ sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father.

And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it.” (John 14:11-14)


The Bible says, “...if thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put NONE OF THESE DISEASES upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians, For I am the Lord that healeth thee.” (Ex 15: 26)

Jesus promised: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” (Matt. 7:7-8)

The Bible says: “When the even was come, they brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils: and He cast out the spirits with His word, and HEALED ALL THAT WERE SICK:
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” (Matt. 8:16-17)

Seven hundred years before His birth in Bethlehem, the Holy Spirit promised DIVINE HEALING through the Coming Messiah!

But He 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.” (Isaiah 53:5)

The Bible says: “Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by Whose stripes ye were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)
Here are three spiritual laws that Jesus Christ gave us:
These three laws, when acted upon in faith, bring divine healing and total deliverance to those who call upon the Lord in sincerity and truth!
Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven.

For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matt. 18:18-20)

THE LAW OF BINDING & LOOSING: “Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 18:18)

THE LAW OF AGREEMENT: “Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father Which is in heaven.” (Matthew 18:19)

THE LAW OF GOD’S PRESENCE: “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20)
For a full treatment of this subject, write for the tract on ‘The Laws of God and Divine Healing’!

Confess to the Lord that you believe His Word and that you know He is your Healer! Concur with the Scriptures! Agree with Jesus Christ that you accept His promises as true and infallible! Confess to Him that you believe that “By His Stripes you are healed”.

Then, thank Him for healing you and trust the Lord for complete deliverance. Relax and get well, for according to His Word He has healed you! The Bible says, “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass”. (Psalm 37:5)

Jesus said, "Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them". (Mark 11:24)

The literal Greek states, “...believe that you have received them, and ye shall have them”.

YOU MAY RECEIVE AN IMMEDIATE MIRACLE! You may be healed suddenly or you may begin to amend, as also happened in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.” (John 4: 52-53)

READ WITH JOY THESE WORDS OF LIFE: “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.

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much”. (James 5:14-16)

You may receive divine healing in one of various ways - through the laying on of hands, anointing with oil, prayer of agreement or praying alone to our Heavenly Father in Jesus’ dear Name, in your home!
It doesn’t matter which way God heals you, so long as you are healed!

GIVE GOD ALL THE GLORY! Share with others what God has done so that you may rejoice together and glorify the Name of Jesus. Remember, Jesus said: “All things are possible to him that believeth”. (Mark 9:23)

Allow me now to offer a prayer to God on your behalf:

Kind Heavenly Father, I pray in Jesus’ Name that You will extend Your hand of mercy, forgiveness and divine healing right now to each and everyone who is reading this booklet.

Upon the authority of God’s Word, by the blood of the everlasting covenant, through the Eternal Spirit of God and in Jesus’ all powerful Name, I command Satan to take his hands off each one reading this booklet NOW!

Every evil spirit of torment, infirmity and unrighteousness must leave NOW, in Jesus’ Name.
Heavenly Father, please lay Your healing hand on the sick, infirm and sinful right now and save, heal and deliver them all.”