Thursday, December 31, 2015

                  ANOTHER NEW YEAR:
Time For Change
                                                 by Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
     Another year has come and gone. The old calendar has been replaced with a new one. All of us are one year older! And for some, there is sadness because loved ones or friends are gone, leaving emptiness, pain and grief!
    These are realities we cannot change since we live in an imperfect world. We are saddled with the unyielding ‘Second Law of Thermodynamics’ (aging), and the harsh cycle of birth, life and death! Each one has an allotted time here, and then we are forced to move on. Some go submissively and others leave kicking and screaming! But, all must go!
     The human story is one of tragedy, because that was not in the original plan. Adam and Eve were made in the Creator’s image and likeness. Like the Triune God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - we are spirit, soul and body! God’s original plan - before we messed up - was that mankind would live forever in a state of innocence, purity and immortality. And in fellowship with our Maker!
Satan and Sin had changed all that!
Adam and Eve’s rebellion, disobedience and their damning decision to believe Satan’s lies, plunged the human race into a downward spiral. Gone were the innocence, purity and sense of belonging. Their communion with our Heavenly Father was destroyed, as God’s laws of ‘sin and death’ brought instant judgment!
     Man became a vagabond in league with Satan, the ‘cosmic liar’! Too late, Adam and Eve realized their tragic mistake. They had blown it. They were guilty. The die had been cast. The crushing reality was immediately recognized!
Everything had radically changed! Paradise was lost. Eternal life was now only a memory. The seeds of rebellion had brought an instant harvest of sin, torment, lust, hatred, greed, fear and death?
Our first parents were driven out. A cherubim - an angelic being - stood at the entrance of the Garden of Eden, with a flaming sword to keep them from the tree of life, lest they eat from it and live forever in their sins!
     God had warned Adam and Eve: “Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat. But of the tree of 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 literal Hebrew states: “in dying thou shalt die”, meaning: “The process of dying will immediately begin, causing eventual death”! And since that day, every baby has been born with the ‘process of death’ in its body!
     But wait, all is not lost! God in His great wisdom and mercy had already devised a plan to redeem the human race. He would send a ‘Deliverer’ to rescue us all! He would send His own Son to redeem us by meeting the 'Demands of Divine Justice' and save us from the devil’s evil grasp!
     The first to hear of His holy plan was ‘the deceiver himself’. Addressing Satan, the Almighty decreed: “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman (Eve), and between thy seed (Satan’s people) and HER SEED (Christ), it shall bruise thy head.
     The Messiah would Conquor Satan - through His death for our sins - thereby Satan could only “bruise His heel”, because Jesus rose from the dead with great power!
    All through the Bible we read of fathers begetting sons. Here we read of the “seed of the woman”, not the seed of the man! Why is this? Jesus was begotten of the Holy Spirit, without the aid of a human father! A young Jewess named Mary (heb. Miryam) bore the Messiah, Who would die for the sins of the world!
     Seven hundred years earlier, Isaiah prophesied, “Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel - God with us”. (Isaiah 7:14) St. Paul - the learned Jew - inspired by the Holy Spirit writes: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold all things become new”. (2 Cor. 5:17)
     If anyone should know, it was St. Paul. He was a radical Pharisee who believed it was God’s will to kill Christians. He was responsible for the imprisonment and murder of ‘maaminims’ - believers in Jesus, including Stephen!
     When Jesus Christ appeared to him - in a blinding light - on the ‘Damascus Road’, he was gloriously converted and BORN AGAIN! Our Lord Jesus declared, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee: Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”. (John 3:3, 7)
The Bible says: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved”. (Acts 16:1): “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life”.
Please make this vital decision, NOW. Receive Jesus Christ and you will then “pass from death unto life”. (1 John 3:14; 5: 11-12). You will become a child of God. (Rom.8: 14-17).
You may say, “Are you absolutely sure of this?” Yes, we have the Word of God on it. Here it is: “For when we were yet without strength (hopeless), in due time Christ died for the ungodly. But God commendeth His love to us, in that, while we were yet SINNERS, Christ died for us.
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 by His LIFE.” (Rom.5: 6,8-10). Amen.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Dr. Max & Donna Solbrekken invite you and your family to Christ the Healer Gospel Church 136 Ave F S in Saskatoon SK on Jan 1,2 & 3, 2016. As many as can will fast during Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 5:00 pm when we will be served a delicious Turkey Dinner, with the service to follow at 6:30 pm. M.S.

CHERYL ALLAN will sing Gospel favourites at Christ the Healer Gospel Church 136 Ave F S
Saskatoon, SK on Fri, Sat & Sun Jan 1, 2, 3, 2016. Sheryl was a World Class Athlete and competed for Canada in many countries. When she failed to qualify for the Olympics she went into a deep depression for 12 years. In 2009 a pastor began working with her and in 2013 she was healed and began to sing for JESUS. She was featured at the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in Edmonton as well as 100 Huntley Street's Black History TV. Her desire is to speak to young people and others about the large problem of Mental Health and how to be free!
BARRINGTON SIMPSON is the son of an Evangelical pastor and learned to play musical instruments at an early age. Barry Simpson - Keyboard player, producer and composer lives in Edmonton. He has travelled throughout Canada, USA, England. He directed Award winning Gospel Choir, Essence of Praise. He loves Jesus Christ with all his heart. One of Edmonton's fine musicians is an anointed servant of God with a wonderful Ministry.
                                   Randall Netmaker: Christ the Healer Gospel 
                                           Church's anointed Singer & Musician

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Blessed Christmas to all our Friends across the World and a Prosperous, healthy and safe New Year! - Pastor Max & Donna Solbrekken

           I BLESS & CURSE NOT
                                By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
JESUS CHRIST stated: “The Thief (Satan) cometh not, but for to Steal, and to Kill and to Destroy: I am come that they may have LIFE and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the Good Shepherd; the good shepherd giveth His life for the sheep.” (John 10: 10, 11)
The God whom I serve is a good God and a loving, benevolent, caring, merciful and life giving Creator and Heavenly Father!
His heart yearns to bless us all. He has no pleasure in the death of anyone, therefore He has NO pleasure in the sickness, weakness, pain, poverty or sinfulness of any human being. He sees the sparrow fall to the ground and has compassion on the lowliest of His creation!
His compassion upon Adam and Eve who had transgressed greatly against His holy and almighty Person is magnanimous. Why didn't He just wipe them out and begin all over again? Why didn't He cage the slimy, despicable Liar called the Devil? Why did He allow the wily old Satan to keep on scheming, perverting and destroying everything he touched?
The Almighty, Eternal God and Creator of all things is also True and Perfect in Righteousness, Fairness and Justice! He forgave Adam and Eve immediately by putting into force His plan of Salvation by initiating the Sacrificial System. The innocent animal which Adam had given a name to and had undoubtedly learned to love in his care of the Garden, would be slain as a substitute to atone for their sins!
                         JESUS CHRIST: GOD IN HUMAN FLESH!
God Himself performed the procedure to save Adam and Eve, using the skins of the innocent animal to cover their naked bodies while its blood was shed as an atonement for their souls! In His great love, He drove them from the Garden so that they would not eat of the fruit of the Tree of Life and live forever in their sinful state!
He instructed them to regularly offer sacrifices of an innocent animal, so He could keep them in His fold until He would send the Deliverer - His Only begotten Son - to meet the Demands of Divine Justice and satisfy a Thrice Holy God!
His Eternal Son, Who is in the Bosom of the Father, would be incarnated (God in human flesh) to pay the Penalty for Adam and Eve's sin and that of the entire human race -past, present and future - through the sacrifice of himself, thus purchasing our eternal Salvation!
Jesus of Nazareth -True God from eternity and True Man by His virgin birth – came to earth as God's Paschal Lamb. He is the Propitiation for our sins, which means the covering, mercy seat, expiation and satisfaction. God was satisfied with the sacrificial death of His own SON for the sins of Adam, Eve and all of us!
The Bible states: “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the Righteous: And He is the PROPITIATION for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” (1 John 2: 1-2);
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4: 10).
Oh, the love, mercy and grace of the Eternal God in giving of Himself, when He gave His only begotten Son to bear away our sins and carry our sicknesses and diseases to the Cross thereby purchasing our Eternal salvation by the sacrifice of Himself.
Is it any wonder, that we love Him, believe Him and trust Him? No-one else can even come close to be compared to Jesus Christ of Nazareth, our Lord and Saviour, Master and God!
JESUS – His name means the Salvation of God. Yeshua means forgiveness, peace, joy, healing, health, deliverance and eternal life! His name is the Salvation of God! His name means whatever Salvation entails!
He is the greatest, truest, purest, most holy. He is ETERNAL LIFE and there is NO fear, sin, sickness, disease or lack in the Kingdom of God! He is the Way, the Truth and the Life! There is NO other Way to God. He is the Truth and the ONLY Truth. He is the Life and the Giver of Life because He is LIFE!
                     SATAN IS A LIAR, THIEF & MURDERER!
SATAN came to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus Christ came that we might have life and have it more abundantly! (John 10: 10). Jesus came to bless, not to curse! To forgive and not to judge and to deliver those who are bound!
The Bible says: “For God sent not His Son to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3: 17); “And if any man hear My voice, and believe not, I judge him not, for I am not come to judge the world , but to save the world.” (John 12: 47)
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost with with power Who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.” (Acts 10: 38)
...For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the Devil.” (1 John 3: 8).
For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also partook of the same; that through Death He might Destroy him that had the power of death, that is the Devil and Deliver them who through fear of death were all their life time subject to bondage.” (Heb. 2: 14)
                            WE ARE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST!
We are Ambassadors for Christ. We are representatives of the Kingdom of God. We are Ministers of the New Covenant. Our duty is to do His will and to do what He did. He is our Example and Role Model. He came to earth to give life and that more abundantly. We must follow in His footsteps!
St. Paul stated: “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the Ministry of Reconciliation. That is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them, and hath committed unto us the Word of Reconciliation.

Now then we are Ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For He hath made Him to be sin (sin offering), that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Cor. 5: 18-21) Amen.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Dr. Max Solbrekken will be preaching at Christ the Healer Gospel Church 136 Ave F S Saskatoon on Dec 26 & 27 - Sat 7:00; Sun. 10:30 & 6:30 pm. Everyone welcome! - Donna Solbrekken

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with
God and the Word was God. The Word  was made flesh
and dwelt among us. The Bible is the Written Word of
God and Jesus is the Living Word of God. Amen!
Christ the Healer Gospel Church 136 Ave F S Saskatoon
An Oasis of Love and Caring, in the Riversdale Area,
5,000 attended Water Baptism in Ukraine USSR, 1989
Dr. Max Solbrekken preaching in Brazil, 2005
Dr. Max Solbrekken at A.O.G Crusade at Plaza Brasil at 
Paulinia, S.P. Brazil with ca. 300,000 present April 13, 2005 
4,000 buses were used to transport 200,000 people from 
across S.P. State to the great Paulinia Brasil Crusade, 2005
Thousands attend Dr. Max Solbrekken's Crusade 
in Kampala, Uganda, 1994
Donna Solbrekken adressing the large crowd
in Kampala, Uganda, September 1994
                   Historic Gospel Crusade in Guntur, Andra Pradesh India
                   in May, 1966 among the prominently Hindu population.
                   The Freedom Park which was used only for political 
                   purposes was freely given for the Gospel crusade!
Dr. Max Solbrekken preaches and prays for
 the sick in Lisbon, Portugal, 2008
Father & Son Teamed up to Preach the Gospel, 1988
Jesus said, Follow Me and I will make to become
Fishers of men. Let us all obey His call!
The Cry of His Coming Magazine 1964 - 2015
Printed evangelists reach lost souls when Christians use this
valuable tool for soul winning and nurturing new believers.
Dr. Max Solbrekken and Dr. Bishop Manuel Ferriera
during nation-wide Crusades in Brazil, 1987
Billboards in Kampala, Uganda, 2011
Multitudes gather in Du Valier Stadium in Port au Prince, 
Haiti to hear Missionary Evangelist Max Solbrekken, 1973

Great crouds attend Dr. Max Solbrekken's Crusade 
in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1998
Max Solbrekken's Miracle Crusade impacted Morvant,
Trinadad, West Indies, 1968
Dr. Max Solbrekken & Rev. Ernst Gabrielsen brought
the Gospel of Christ to Sudan, Africa in 2006 & 2007
Ahmedevad Gujarat, India responds to the powerful
Gospel of Jesus Christ in Max Solbrekken's Crusade, 1986
Souls, Souls Crying out to Jesus in Max Solbrekken's
Crusades in Brazil, 1987
Goienja, Brazil Max Solbrekken Crusade, 1987
Water Baptisn at Old Fashioned Bible Camp 
Sandy Beach, Alberta, 1979
Pastor Max Solbrekken dedicates little children to the Lord 
 at Christ the Healer Gospel Church, Saskatoon, 2011
Rev. Max Solbrekken & Rev. Omar Cabrera made History
when they were given a permit to conduct a Gospel Crusade
 in Cordova, Argentina, May 1-10, 1978, during Military Rule.
 48,000 people attended the final meeting. Rev. Omar Cabrera
organized an official meeting with  Rev. Solbrekken and the
Colonials who governed that District. Rev. Max demaded that
they stop the official persecution of the Evangelicals and the
Pentecostals, to which they agreed. They then allowed the
Canadian Preacher to pray for them and their families. Two 
weeks later, Omar returned to that same Football Field and
drew 17,000 people. Within 18 months his church had grown 
from zero to 9,000 persons and the revival swept Argentina!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Why was
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
Jesus of Nazareth, True God and True Man, was born to salvage a lost world of sinning men, to destroy the works of the devil and to build His Church. He came to this sin cursed world to introduce us all to His Heavenly Father, to redeem mankind through His sacrificial death on the Cross and His glorious resurrection from the dead. He came to heal us and fill us with His Blessed Holy Spirit!
Sin was in the world because Satan was in the world.  The devil, who is the father of sin and death, had been cast out of Heaven and is called the 'Prince of the power of the air', as well as the 'god of this world'.  (Ephesians 2:2; 2 Corinthians 4:4)
The devil had caused previous disruption and chaos. (Genesis 1:2; Ezekiel 28:13-19; Isaiah 14:12-17).
Because of Satan's rebellion and hatred for God, he had cunningly planned his strategy by tempting Eve, with the 'Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil' in the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 3:1-6; Job 1:8-22;  Job 2:1-8)
The great transgression had been made by Adam and Eve.  Now, for the moment of truth.  How would Adam and Eve feel?  Would they now be wise as God, as Satan had promised them?  Was the rebellion and disobedience towards God worth it?  No - A thousand times NO.
Adam and Eve's eyes were opened.  But, what did they see?  Adam and Eve saw their own vulnerability, stupidity, weaknesses, sin and nakedness.  Fear stalked them and filled their spirits.  They had not felt fear before sin entered their lives.  They realized they were naked, vulnerable and inadequate.  Now, they understood they must face the music, and meet God alone.
But where was Satan?  Where was the Evil One who had been their wise counsellor such a short time before?
The devil was gone to gloat over his victory.  I'm sure that the devil, the liar and deceiver was not far away, probably hiding behind a tree, excitedly waiting to see the outcome of their sin.  The inevitable outcome was the separation, dis-fellowshipping of God and His special creation, man.
Evil satisfaction must have filled the devil's mind as he observed Adam and Eve's plight, their complete confusion, perplexity, fear and terror.
Adam and Eve heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day.  God said, "Adam, where art thou?  ADAM, WHERE ART THOU?"
As God called Adam that day, He is still calling you and me. "John, where are you?  Mary, where are you?"
Adam answered, "We are hiding; we are naked; we are afraid"!  God questioned, "Who told you that you were naked?  You were clothed with My glory.  Have you eaten of the fruit that I forbad you"?
Adam gave a typical answer from a typical sinner!  He said, "The woman you gave me, she gave me of the fruit.  It is Eve's fault, she gave me the forbidden fruit and it's really Your fault, Lord, because You gave me the woman".
It seems normal for people to justify themselves.  It's much easier to pass the buck or to blame someone else rather than take the blame, saying, "I made a mistake, I am wrong, please forgive me."
It's similar to the Minister who enjoyed portraying women in a negative way.  One Sunday morning as he was preaching on 'The Fall of Man', he vigorously attacked Eve.  If Eve, the weaker vessel, hadn't fallen, the world wouldn't be in the mess it's now in.  The preacher nailed Jezebel and Delilah: "Women are the ruination of many good men", he shouted.
At the close of the service, the Minister stood at the door shaking hands.  Some complimented him on a wonderful sermon, while others were glad to get out the door.
A tall lady shook his hand and she wasn't smiling.  She squeezed his hand until he said, "Lady, you are hurting me".  She looked him square in the eye and asked, "Pastor, what is the telephone number of the Garden of Eden"?
He answered, "I don't know what you are talking about".  She squeezed his hand again until he said, "Ouch".  She spoke again, "Pastor, do you know the telephone number of the Garden of Eden"?  He answered, "Woman, I do not and by the way you are hurting me."  She said, "Well, I know the telephone number of the Garden of Eden.  It's Adam 8-1-2", and she let go of his hand and left.
Adam ate one too!  Eve wasn't the only one to blame.  Adam also disobeyed God, but really the blame goes into further - straight to the evil one, the Devil.
                         THE DEVIL IS TO BLAME!
God didn't argue with Adam.  He turned to Eve and said, "Woman, what is this that thou hast done?"  Eve made more sense than her husband.  She put the blame where it belong: "The serpent beguiled me and I did eat."
I agree with Eve.  Satan is the culprit.  The devil is to blame for all the sin, fear, heartbreak, divorce, alcoholism, drug addiction and juvenile delinquency.  He is the architect of all that is evil, wicked and destructive.  Riots, anarchy, thievery, murder, sickness, disease and war are the outcroppings and results of his plans, goals, purposes and seduction.
SATAN IS TO BLAME.  Shout it loud and clear - the devil is the troublemaker.
Jesus called him a liar, deceiver, murderer and thief. (John 8:44; John 10:10)  Our Lord said, "The thief cometh not for to steal, kill and destroy.  I am come that they might have life and more abundantly." (John 10:10).Yes. The Devil is to blame!
 Almighty God called out: "Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou among all the beasts of the field.  Upon thy belly shalt thou go all the days of thy life..." (Genesis 3:14-15)
It is noteworthy that some scientists believe that at one time serpents and snakes walked upright and didn't crawl on their bellies as today.
God said, "The seed of the woman (Christ) shall bruise (crush) the Serpent's head." In Theology, we call this the 'Law of the First  Mention'. God brings out two great truths: He promises to send a Deliverer Who will crush Satan's head and secondly, the Deliverer will be born of a Virgin, without a human father!
"And I will put enmity between thee and the woman and between thy seed (the wicked) and her seed (the righteous).  It (Jesus, the seed of the woman) shall bruise thy head..."
                        JESUS DEFEATED THE DEVIL!
On Golgotha's Hill, Jesus defeated the devil.  When Jesus paid the supreme sacrifice for the sins of the world, and rose again from the dead, He had delivered the death blow to Satan.
When Jesus cried, "It is finished", He had defeated Satan and since that very hour the blood of Jesus Christ washes away all the sins of the repentant sinner, and His stripes bring healing to the believing, sick person.
The Bible says, "He (Jesus) was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and by His stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5)
The Bible says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."(John 3:16-17)  Hallelujah.
The Bible says: "Neither is there salvation through any other, for there is none other name under Heaven given among men whereby you may be saved, but by the Name of Jesus"! (Acts 4:12) "There is one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus." (1 Timothy 2:5)
Jesus said, "I am come that they might have life and have it more abundantly." (John 10:10)  And St. John stated: "For this purpose was the Son of God manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil". (1 John 3:8)  The Scripture 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."  (Matthew 8:16-17)
                      WHAT DID ISAIAH PROPHESY?
Hear it and hear it well: "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities.  The chastisement of our peace was upon Him (Jesus) and by His stripes we are healed."! (Isaiah 53:5)
The Bible says, "Who His own self (Jesus) bare our sins in His own body on the tree (cross) that we, being dead to sins should live unto righteousness, by Whose stripes ye were  healed"! (1 Peter 2:24)  "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." (John 3:36)
JESUS IS ONLY ONE WAY: Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life and no man cometh unto the Father but by Me." (John 14:6); "I am the door, by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved..." (John 10:9)  Again He said, "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
                     WHY DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE?
The Bible says, "Without the shedding of blood there is no remission for sins." (Hebrews 9:22)  "It is the blood that maketh atonement for the soul." (Leviticus 17:11)  Again, "The soul that sinneth it shall surely die." (Ezekiel 18:20)
In Old Testament times, an animal - without spot or blemish - would be sacrificed, spilling his blood. (Atonement means "covering")  
The Scripture says, "If we walk in the light as He is in the light we have fellowship one with the other, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin." (John 1:7)
Jesus is the Lamb of God, Who was slain for our sins: "One of the elders saith unto me, weep not: behold the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.  And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne...stood a lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth.
And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne.  And when He had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints."
"And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for Thou was slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;....Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing."
"And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever." (Revelation 5:5-13)
The Bible says, "And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross, and having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it."(Colossians 2:12-15) Oh, Praise God.
We serve a risen Saviour, He's in the world today.  I know that He is living, whatever men may say...I see His hand of mercy....I hear His voice of cheer....And just the time I need Him....He's always near. He lives....He lives...Christ Jesus lives today. He walks with me and talks with me, along life's narrow way. He lives...He lives.... Salvation to impart....You ask me how I know He lives....He lives...within my heart.
What power!  What might!  What strength, and what great ability Jesus has!  St. Paul brings it out so graphically in his epistles.  Drink in these truth and be set free and filled with all knowledge, joy and Holy Ghost power.
                      THE WORD OF GOD DECLARES! 
"The eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when he raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.  And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church." (Ephesians 1:18-22)
"Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us." (Ephesians 3:20)
St. Paul writes, "Who (God) hath delivered us from the power of darkness (Satan) and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son (Jesus Christ) IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, even the forgiveness of sins." (Colossians 1:13)
In referring to Jesus, John the Baptist made the startling statement, "Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away from the sins of the world." (John 1:29)  To this agree the angel's words to Joseph, "Ye shall call His name Jesus (Salvation of God) for He shall save (salvage) His people from their sins." (Matthew 1:21)
"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2:5-11)
The book of Isaiah is called the "Gospel of the Old Testament".  The 53rd chapter prophecies the death of Messiah Who would bring forgiveness and healing to His people.  Isaiah 7:14 speaks of His virgin birth; Isaiah 9:6 speaks of His Kingship and the fact that He is very God; Isaiah 28:11-12 foretells the gift of the Holy Spirit and the end-time phenomena of glossalalia, or "speaking with other tongues" as a gift of God to bring stability, rest and peaceful strength to the Church in times of pressure and tension.  Isaiah 61:1-3 prophecies the Gospel Age of His salvation with forgiveness, healing, deliverance and joy!
"And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and, as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read.  And there was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet Esaias.  And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written,
"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, the recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord."
"And He closed the book, and He gave it again to the minister and sat down.  And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him.  And He began to say unto them, This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears." (Luke 4:16--21)
Jesus entered the synagogue in Nazareth and read from Isaiah the Prophet.  He ended the reading by saying, "This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears". He declared Himself the Son of God and Jewish Messiah by those words. 
The Year of Jubilee could not begin until first the Great Day of Atonement had taken place.  He would die on the cross like the lambs died on the alters of Jerusalem, because He is the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world." (John 1:29)
He would fulfill the Old Testament 'Great Day of Atonement' when the high priest entered into the Holy of holies with the blood of the sacrificial animal.  Jesus was not only the Sacrifice but also the High Priest Who carried His own blood into the Holy of holies in Heaven itself. (Hebrews 9:11-14)
The scapegoat (Leviticus 16:7-21) is also a type of Jesus carrying away our sins He is our Substitute!  Every 50th. year Israel celebrated the 'Year of Jubilee' when all the prisoners and slaves were freed and debts were forgiven.  This is a picture of the Gospel Age, when everyone is set free by the blood of Christ and His everlasting Gospel! 
My dear friend, Let me invite you to receive him into your heart and life as your Lord, Saviour, Redeemer, Healer, Baptizer and King.
Jesus said, "I am come to seek and save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10) You are included in that number, for "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God". (Romans 3:23)  You say, 'I cannot live a Christian life in my own strength'! You are absolutely right.  You can't do it in your own power, but He will change you and give you the power to live for Him.
The Bible say: "He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.  But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name." (John 1:11-12)
Jesus promised, "Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you...." (Acts 1:8)  Finally, Jesus said: "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." (Hebrews 13:5)"...and lo I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." (Matthew 28:20) Receive Him today, as your Lord and Saviour! Amen

Thursday, December 10, 2015

                                        MAX SOLBREKKEN
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Dear Friend of the Gospel:                                                                             It is a real joy once again to greet you in the sweetest and most powerful name on the lips of angels and mortals. The archangel Gabriel brought this great news to Joseph: 
     “Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary, thy wife: for that whish is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall call His Name JESUS: for He shall SAVE His people from their sins.” (Matt.1: 20, 21)
      Seven hundred years before Jesus’ birth, Isaiah had prophesied His first advent: “Behold, a VIRGIN shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name, EMMANUEL, which being interpreted is, God with us. (Matt.1: 24)
    St. Paul stated: “... It is Christ that DIED, yea rather, that is RISEN again, Who is even at the Right Hand of God, Who also maketh intercession for us.” (Rom.8: 34)
 What a wonderful message we have to communicate with our fellowmen; a message so powerful and amazing that it takes the Holy Spirit to confirm it to our hearts.
     A billion souls are deceived today by the words of a seventh century illiterate Camel Driver, whom Satan used to spread the lie that Jesus of Nazareth did not die on the cross. And by so doing, that damnable heresy has sent millions to a literal Hell.
  That Jesus of Nazareth was born is an historical fact. We date our calendars by His birth. That He lived for 33 years, preached the kingdom of God, healed the sick and raised the dead is an historical fact.
 That He was crucified by the Roman authorities under Governor Pontius Pilate on the 14th of Abib 33 A.D. and was pronounced dead at 3:00 PM by the Centurion (Longinus) is an historical fact.
   That Jesus’ body was given to Joseph, a Counsellor of Arimathaea and placed immediately in the tomb is an historical fact. That the tomb was sealed with a Roman Seal and that Pilate commanded guards to watch the tomb for 72 hours is an historical fact.
  That Jesus Christ arose from the dead on the third Day as He had promised is an historical fact. That the guards fell like dead men when the angel of God appeared and rolled the huge stone away is an historical fact.
  That the Jewish Leaders offered huge sums of money to the soldiers to say they fell asleep and the disciples stole the body of Jesus is an historical fact. That Jesus Christ appeared to His disciples on several occasions and was seen by more than 500 at one time in Galilee is an historical fact.
    That He is alive TODAY and seated on His Father’s right hand is a fact. That He still fills believers with  the Blessed Holy Spirit and heals  today, is an historical fact! That He will soon RETURN for His Church is a certainty! Amen.

In Jesus' name,
Max Solbrekken, D.D. 
December, 2015