Sunday, July 31, 2016

                    WITHOUT DOUBT:
            WE CAN KNOW FOR SURE?
                                      By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

      President Harry Truman said: “Only two things are sure, death and taxes.” He certainly made a point, but was only partly right. There are more things that are sure, like Judgment Day, Heaven and Hell!
   Expanding this argument, let me state unequivically that nothing in life is as sure as the Grace of God! Nothing is as grand, marvellous and unique as the Lord’s prevenient grace toward us
      You may ask: “What is Prevenient Grace?”
     Plainly stated, prevenient grace is the awesome fact that God in His mercy loved us and reached out to save us before we ever thought of Him or considered serving Him! He loved us and chose us for Himself before the foundations of the world.
     St. Paul declared: “According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.” (Eph1: 4; 2 Tim.1: 9).
     The Bible says: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3: 16). It was God reaching out to us, instead of us reaching out to Him!
      “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. Herein is love, not we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. We love Him because He first loved us.” (1 John 3: 9,10,19)
     Propitiation which means 'mercy seat, satisfaction, expiation’ denotes God’s satisfaction with the death of His incarnated Son (God in human flesh) for the sins of the world, and His resurrection from the dead for our justification! We shout out the good news together with St. John: “We love Him because He first loved us!”
     That is the prevenient grace of God in operation – the unmerited favour of God working out our salvation, before we were born and while we were yet sinners and enemies of His Kingdom!
     The Bible states: “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for an unrighteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God
commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom.5: 6-8)
                             PAGAN GODS ARE CRUEL & SEVERE!
     They are products of the cruel minds of dictators and despots who seek to control people for ulterior motives, such as power, finances and prestige! In my world travels, I have observed a plethora of gods, goddesses, images and heathen idols.  
   They are often grotesque, ugly and weird, representing pagan gods who supposedly protect worshippers from even more more sinister looking, grotesque and ghastly devils!
     Muslims worship the god Allah, chosen from a multitude of gods in Arabia in the seventh century, by an illiterate camel train driver and sword wielding warrior. He is severe and loves only those who love him. All who refused to embrace this god or bow to Mecca would be exterminated! Others worship gods of their own making or imagination!
      Christians worship the eternal God of the universe, Who has created us all and cares for us. He loves us with a perfect love, which extends even to those who hate and reject Him! That is the true Lord God Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! (Ex.3: 6; Eph.1: 3)
     All so-called gods and goddesses are counterfeits and must be treated as such! The Eternal God states: “I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no god beside Me. I girded thee (Jacob–Israel) though thou hast not known Me. That they (the heathen) may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside Me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.
     “Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker...I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even My hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God and there is none else.” (Is.45: 5,6,11,12,18,22)
                            CAN ANYONE DOUBT GOD’S LOVE?
     How could anyone doubt the unconditional love of God when you consider the compassionate prayer of Jesus, our Saviour to His Father, from the cross? “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them: for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.” (Luke 23:34).
      He is the God of compassion and love, Who forgives the sinner, heals the sick, strengthens the weak and helps the poor! He brings peace to troubled souls, removes spirits of fear, lust and hate and pours in His mercy, grace and health! Blessed be His name forever!
      As we human beings seek to understand or describe God, we find ourselves lacking proper words. We often get bogged down in the quagmire of ignorance in our feeble attempt to communicate the attributes of the ONE Who is the fount of all wisdom, knowledge and understanding!
     The Bible states: ”Have ye not known? Have ye not heard? Hath it not been told you from the beginning? Have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? 
    It is He that sitteth upon the CIRCLE of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a tent to dwell in: That bringeth the princes to nothing; He maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.”
                          COLUMBUS LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT!
     Twenty seven hundred years ago the prophet Isaiah declared - by divine revelation – that the earth is round! Scientific 'flat earthers’ were warning Christopher Columbus that he must not sail too far west because he would fall off the earth! Here is his response to the 'flat earth scientists’ and other elites of Queen Isobel’s Spain:
     “In this time I have seen and put in study to look into all the Scriptures, cosmography, histories, chronologies, and philosophy and other arts, which our Lord opened to my understanding (I could sense His hand upon me), so that it became clear to me that it was feasible to navigate from here to the Indies; and He unlocked within me the determination to execute the ideas...
      “Who doubts that this illumination was from the Holy Spirit? I attest that He (the Spirit), with marvellous rays of light, consoled me through the holy and sacred Scriptures, a strong and clear testimony...encouraging me to proceed, and, continually, without ceasing for a moment, they enflame me with a sense of great urgency.” - From 'Christopher Columbus Book of Prophecies’ translated by Kay Brigham.
     It was God who led Columbus to the New World so that the Gospel could be dispensed here. His voyage began the greatest expansion of the Gospel geographically, since the first century A.D. Although he was a Genoese Jew living in Spain, Columbus felt that his name 'Christopher' which means 'the one who carries Christ' (to others) was given to him by the Lord!
     The Word of God instructs: “Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of His understanding.” (Is.40: 21,22,28)
     Apodeictic is a little - used word that comes from the Greek apodiktikos, meaning 'evident without contradictions'. In my opinion, this is the nearest we can come to express what God is like! Everything about God, the Supreme Being and Eternal Sovereign is “evident beyond contradictions”You cannot contradict that fact that He is eternal, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, transcendent, merciful, gracious and compassionate.
                                              GOD IS PURE LOVE!
    Who has the credentials to contradict His power, wisdom, omnipresence, transcendence, total goodness, magnificent mercy, prevenient grace and agape love? The answer is “NO-ONE!” Certainly not the left-liberal pin-heads who teach atheism in our universities, file biased news reports, or pass corrupt and immoral laws with which to further their godless agenda and usurp authority over unsuspecting people in democratic nations!
     Calvary proves the love of God and His opinion of our worth! Jesus’ death on the cross was one-of-a-kind. It is Evident Beyond Contradictions!’ St. Paul tried to describe this great act of love through this statement:
     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: 9,10).
      “Jesus, 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 that is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things 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.” (Phil.2: 6-11).
     This treatise deals with these truths: We know God! He knows us! We know who are true Christians! We know what our future is! We also know what we must do to get others to believe!

    “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water (God's Word) and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. 
     "That which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be BORN AGAIN.” (John 3: 3, 5-7)
   St. Peter stated: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath BEGOTTEN us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
    “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God which liveth and abideth forever.” (1 Peter 1: 3, 23). And Jesus said: “Now ye are clean through the Word which I have spoken unto you.” (John 15: 3). St Paul wrote: “That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the WORD.” (Eph.5: 26)
     “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death.” (Phil.3: 10). For I know Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.” (2 Tim.1: 12);
   That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1: 3,7)
     “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquorers through Him that loved us.
     “For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, not angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom.8: 35,37-39).
     The story is told of Satan appearing before Martin Luther; “You are a great sinner”, accused the Great Liar, “therefore you will be lost!” Luther countered: “That I am a great sinner is true, but it is also true that Jesus Christ the Son of God died for my sins, therefore I shall not be lost, but I shall be saved. And now be gone!”
      And the lying Tempter and Trouble-maker left forthwith! On another occasion, Luther is said to have answered a knock on the door of his home to find Satan himself standing outside.
     “What do you want?”, asked the Reformer in a stern voice! “I’m looking for Martin Luther” answered 'old slewfoot’! “He doesn’t live here anymore!” replied the 'Man of God’.“What do you mean, are you not Martin Luther?” countered the 'Old Serpent’!
   Then Luther quoted God’s Word to the 'Accuser of the Brethren’: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” (Gal.2: 20).
     Being confronted with the truth, the devil had to leave! He knows that he has lost, because Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection stripped him of all his power over everyone who believes in Christ’s finished work on Calvary!
     The Bible declares: “For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part 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 lifetime subject to bondage.” (Heb.2: 14-15)
      Jesus said: “I am the Good Shepherd and KNOW My sheep, and am known of Mine. As the Father knoweth Me, even so I know the Father: and I lay down My life for My sheep” (John 10: 14)
      “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice... My sheep hear My voice.” (John 10: 14-16,27)
    “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord KNOWETH them that are His. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from evil.” (2 Tim.2:19).

    “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
      “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of Antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” (1 John 4: 1-3)
      "That they all may be one: as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me. I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that Thou hast sent Me, and hast loved them, as Thou hast loved Me.” (John 18: 21,23)

      “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them that who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
     “Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.. What shall we then say to these things?"
     " If God be for us, who can be against us?   He that spared not His own Son, but delivered them up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”
      “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 
     "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom.8: 28-39)
      “For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not an another; although my reins be consumed within me.” (Job 19: 25-27)
      “According to His Divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the Divine Nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” (2 Peter 1: 19)
      “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1: 8)
     “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul doth prosper.” (3 John 2); “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know as even I am known.” (1 Cor.13:12)

      “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” (John 13: 34)
      JESUS said: “Come unto Me all ye who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matt.11: 28)
     “That they all may be one: as Thou Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in US: that the world may be believe that Thou hast sent Me.
     “And the glory which Thou gavest Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as We are one: I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world MAY KNOW that Thou hast sent Me, and hast loved them, as Thou hast loved Me.” (John 17: 21-23)
    St. Paul declared: “I am a debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise and to the unwise. So, as much as is within me is, I am ready to preach the Gospel to you that are at Rome also.
     “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”(Rom.1: 14-16)
    After seeing God's miracle of the earthquake and the prison chains falling of the prisoners, the Philippian jailor cried out: “Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” (Acts 16: 30, 31)
      “And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but He that believeth not shall be damned. And they went forth and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the Word with signs following. Amen.” (Mark 16: 15,20)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Dear Friend in Christ:                                                                                 August, 2016

  Jesus declared: “And I say unto you, Ask and it shall be given you: seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.” (Luke 11: 9, 10)
   I thank God continually for His faithfulness to us and also for your love to Him and this work! Thank you so much for your gift of love to this End-time ministry!
    We must ever be mindful of His great SALVATION that gives us life and keeps us in tune with Him and His wonderful program for the conversion of sinners and healing of our Nation!
We must never forget that Jesus of Nazareth came to earth to die as God’s perfect Paschal Lamb. He was born to be the propitiation for our sins, meaning the covering and satisfaction for the payment of our sins.
     When He cried, “It is finished, it is fulfilled and it is paid”, He had met the demands of Divine Justice and God was satisfied! From that moment forward, God forgave the sins of repentant sinners on the basis of Christ’s finished work on Golgotha’s cross!
     Our Saviour promised that if we love Him and believe His Word and ask Him in faith for whatever we need, He will give it to us. He expanded on His promise by adding:
    “If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, HOW MUCH MORE shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?” (Luke 11: 9-13)
    Again, Jesus stated: “If ye then, being evil know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father in Heaven give GOOD THINGS to them that ask Him?” (Matt.7: 7-11). What are those good things?
   “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: Who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil: for God was with Him.” (Acts 10: 38)
     It is God’s will to heal and deliver His children through the blessed Holy Spirit and His wonderful gifts, as we pray in His Name!
Here is a powerful confirmation: 
   “And this is the confidence that we have in Him that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we KNOW that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.” (1 John 5: 14-15)
Agree with me that God will bless, heal, protect, prosper and deliver you and your loved ones from the attacks of the enemy, according to Matt. 18: 19.

Your servant for Jesus’ sake,

Pastor Max Solbrekken

2 Cor. 4: 5 / Heb.13: 8

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dear Friends, 

My husband, Max Solbrekken, has been speaking in Camp Meetings constantly this summer. Jesus Christ has been uplifted and declared to be the only Saviour of mankind, and many wonderful things have happened. 
Don't miss the services on Saturday 6:00 July 30 and Sunday 10:30 & 6:30 July 31 at Christ the Healer Gospel Church 136 Ave F S in  Saskatoon. 
Terry Slabodian will be ministering and Jack Fehr will be on the piano leading praise and worship at the House of Prayer on Hiway 623, east of #21 and a little south of New Sarepta, AB on Sunday 11:00 July 31.There will be a pot luck lunch after the service. 

In Christ,
Donna Solbrekken

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Monday, July 25, 2016

by Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

Can we trust the Bible? Is it really the Word of God, as theologians and preachers say? Or is it a compilation of wise, witty and intellectual sayings, recorded by scribes and holy men down through the centuries? Is the Bible inerrant, authoritative and infallible? And what about God; does He really exist? Is He all wise, all knowing, everywhere present and eternal?
I believe the answer to both these questions is Yes, and that I can prove it!
The Greek philosopher, Plato, said there are three valid sources of knowledge:
1). The five senses - sight, sound, smell, touch and taste.
2). Reason - which sets men apart from the lower animals.
3). Something he called "divine madness" - referring to the spiritual world of supernatural communication.
There are only two sources of supernatural wisdom - God and Satan...Therefore, we need a divinely formulated rule book as a guide or measuring stick.
The Bible is that rule book!
Jesus Christ endorsed the Holy Scriptures. He said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but not one jot or tittle shall pass from the law until all be fulfilled".
Multitudes are looking for a reliable voice of authority. They know they cannot trust treaties between world leaders, statements by philosophers, scientists and even church leaders.
But the Bible, God's Word, is the only real authority we have. Proven trustworthy throughout the centuries, the Holy Bible sheds light on human nature, world problems and human sufferings.
Beyond that, it clearly reveals the way to God!
Who wrote the Bible? Where did it originate and why is it so important?
Biblical scholar, Dr. Moshe Katz, and computer expert, Dr. Menachen Wiener, of 'The Technician', Israel's Institute of Technology have concluded that God is its author.
Their conclusion is based on the notion that significant words are concealed in the Hebrew text of the first five books of the Bible, spelled by letter, separated at fixed intervals; a system alluded to in Rabbinical literature used much later.
Dr. Katz said the researchers' evidence contradicts the belief that the Pentateuch is a collection of documents written and edited by different persons at different times.
The patterns of letters repeated throughout all the text dismiss this theory, because the statistical probabilities of the pattern are information appearing at set intervals. By chance, it is extremely low - sometimes one to three million!
Katz pointed to the repetition of the Hebrew word "Torah" (law), which appears in the book of Genesis repeatedly every fifty characters, and the word "Elohim" (God), which appears in the same book, then skipping twenty six letters.
The numbers 50 and 26 have great significance in Jewish tradition.
The burial site of Adam and Eve is never mentioned in the text in the Bible, but by the letter skipping method the
names, "Adam and Eve" appear in the text where the burial place of Abraham and Sarah, the patriarch's tomb, is described.
Another extraordinary aspect to emerge from the research is the prophetic nature of many words revealed in the text, which gives ammunition to Dr. Katz' conviction that the Old Testament was not written by a human hand.
In the book of Esther which is read during the Jewish holiday of Purim, the story of Haman's treachery and execution was graphically told. Haman's ten sons were hanged and their names are listed in the same book.
After the hangings, Queen Esther was asked by the king what more could be done for her and her people, the Jews.
Her reply was that she wanted "Haman's ten sons hanged upon the gallows".
This puzzled scholars for centuries, since they had already been hanged.
A major hint explaining this mystery, said Katz, is the appearance of three letters. These three letters are "tas, shin and zayin" in the list of Haman's ten hanged sons (written smaller than the other letters). "TAS, SHIN, ZAYIN" spell out the number in the Jewish calendar for the year 1946 on the Gregorian calendar.
On October 16th, 1946 explained Dr. Katz, ten Nazis were hanged following their conviction and sentencing at the Nuremberg Trials. (Eleven had been convicted but Herman Goering committed suicide, by poisoning an hour before the execution.)
Julius Steicher, one of the ten hanged, seconds before the noose tightened cried out, "Purim Fest, 1946"!
Additionally said Katz, "In 1946 according to the Jewish calendar, October 16th fell exactly on the annual Jewish holiday, "Hoshna Raba", which is considered the last day of judgment in a chain of high holidays, including Hoshana, Raba and Yom Kippur, a period of judgment.
"Such a phenomenon cannot be explained rationally", commented computer expert, Dr. Weiner.
"So we need a non-rational! And ours is that the Bible was written by God, through the hands of Moses."
The Bible certainly can be trusted, for it is the living Word of God!
Over the centuries, a number of very sincere doubters have set out to prove the Bible to be incorrect. One of these was Sir William Ramsay, who determined to use historical events - especially the 'Book of Acts' - to disprove the validity of the Sacred Writings!
His strategy was to travel to every place and do all the things - recorded by Dr. Luke - which St. Paul and his party experienced.
Using similar modes of transportation and reconstructing the great Apostle's missionary journeys, he discovered Luke's accounts so accurate and convincing that he received Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour!
At the conclusion of his study, SIR WILLAM RAMSAY concluded: "Luke is an historian of the first rank; not merely are his statements of fact trustworthy; he is possessed of the true historical sense, he fixed his mind on the idea and plan that rules in the evolution of history, and proportions the scale of his treatment to the importance of each incident...In short, this author should be placed along with the very greatest of historians".
The historical accuracy of the Bible overwhelmed Sir William Ramsay!
Another 'notable' to be converted to Christ by the outcome of his own research is mathematician, Dr. Ivan Panin. Immigrating to the USA more than a hundred years ago from his native Russia, the famous atheist was challenged by friends to prove the Bible erroneous, using mathematics.
The results of Dr. Panin's scientific research convinced him that the Bible is indeed a 'mathematical marvel'!
He discovered a miraculous numeric pattern and consistency, which ran like a thread throughout the entire Bible - Old and New Testaments! Using the same scientific approach to Greek classics, the Apochrapha and books of literature, Dr. Panin found no such divine design!
Falling upon his face he cried out for mercy and received Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour! And he devoted the rest of his life speaking publicly at universities, proving that the Bible is inerrant, infallible and divine!
It is small wonder then that the Holy Bible is still the world's best seller. The American Bible Society reported in 1982, that the Bible had been translated into 1739 languages and dialects which are spoken by 97 per cent of the world's population!
What does the Bible say about this? "Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world." (Ps. 19:2-4)
And what of the noise made by 'Johnny-Come-Lately's' like the humanistic theologians who call themselves 'The Jesus Seminar'? Like the Proverbial Story of the Dogs which run after the Caravan... The Dogs Bark, but the Caravan moves on!
Dr. T.A. Pierson says, “There is a danger in pressing the words in the Bible into a positive announcement of scientific fact, so marvelous are some of these correspondencies. But it is certainly a curious fact that Solomon should use language entirely consistent with discoveries as Evaporation and Storm Currents (1:6,7).
Some have boldly said that Redfield’s theory of storms is here explicitly stated. Without taking such ground, we ask, who taught Solomon to use terms that readily accommodate facts that the movement of the winds which seem to be so lawless and uncertain, are ruled by Laws as positive as those which rule the growth of a plant: and that by EVAPORATION, the waters that fall on the earth are continually rising again, so that the sea never overflows!

Ecclesiastes 12:6 is a poetic description of Death! How the ‘SILVER CORD’ describes the spinal marrow, the ‘GOLDEN BOWL’ the basin which holds the brain, the ‘PITCHER’ the lungs, and the ‘WHEEL’ the heart. Without claiming that Solomon was inspired to foretell the CIRCULATION OF THE BLOOD, 26 centuries before Harvey announced it, is it not remarkable that the language he uses exactly suits the facts - A WHEEL PUMPING UP THROUGH ONE PIPE TO DISCHARGE THROUGH ANOTHER.”Amen.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

                GOD'S LAST MESSAGE TO                  A FAST DYING WORLD
                                  By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
     On April 7, 1860 the Goncourt Brothers Journal of France stated that leading scientists were predicting that within a hundred years, man would know the constitution of the atom and be able to create life synthetically in competition with God.
"We have a feeling", wrote Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt, "that when this time comes to pass, God ...will come down to earth swinging His bunch of keys and will say to humanity as they say at 5:00 o'clock in the morning, "Closing time, gentlemen."
     When people ask me to comment on Canada's new laws that elevate adultery to respectability in Common Law Marriages, gives a thumbs up to the sin of homosexuality and have high-jacked the millennia-old-rite of marriage between one man and one woman, by creating a hybrid, pseudo man-on-man  same-sex marriage, we are now at the 'tipping point'.
    And when society in general has turned from the worship of Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ the Redeemer of the world, and have embraced the gods of the New Age Movement, Secular Humanism and Atheistic Evolution and have embraced pornography, child molestation, abortion, alcohol and drug abuse, gambling and violence, I say:
     It is an indictment upon a deteriorating society and a sad commentary upon a people who have given up so much good solid common sense, respected tradition and righteous moral values and received so little in return, and in most cases the very opposite!
     Our society is like the ancient  Hebrews  of  whom God  stated: "For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the Fountain of living waters, and have hewn themselves out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." (Jer.2: 13)
     Again, the Prophet delivers God's message of mercy:"Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your soul. But they said, We will not walk therein." (Jer.6: 16)
     In his book, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis jars us all with his powerful truth about the conflict between God and Satan for the souls of men. Here are his words of warning about the 'end of days':
      "God will invade. But I wonder whether people who ask God to intervene openly and directly in this world quite realize what it will be like when He does. When that happens it will be the end of the world. When the Author walks on to the stage the play is over.
       God is going to invade, alright. But what is the good of saying you are on His side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else - something it never entered your head to conceive - comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others, that none of us will have any choice left. It will be too late then to choose your side. That will not be the time for choosing; it will the time when we discover, which side we really have chosen, whether we realized it before or not. Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us a chance. It will not last forever. We must take it or leave it."
     I leave you with these powerful words of Holy Scripture from the Pen of St. Paul: "Looking for that blessed Hope and Glorious Appearing of the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify us unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." (Titus 2: 13, 14)

Christ shed His blood once on Golgotha for us. (Isa.53: 4,5; 1 Peter 2:24); Christ sheds His Mercy, Love and Grace on us daily. (Titus 3: 5,6); We are Justified by His Grace (Titus 3:7) and by our Faith. (Rom.5:1). We are empowered and led by the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:7; 1 Cor.2: 10-12; Rom.8: 17). To Him be glory and honour and praise for evermore! Amen.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hear Dr. Max Solbrekken and Terry Fehr at the Flying Dust Camp Meeting at Meadow Lake, SK on July 21 & 22 and at Christ the Healer Gospel Church 136 Ave F S Saskatoon, SK on Sat 7:00 and Sunday 10:30 & 6:30. Everyone cordially invited!

Max Solbrekken to preach in 
Meadow Lake, SK July 21 & 22, 2016
Max  Solbrekken preaching (left Guatemala, 1984; 
right Trinidad, 1975; Bottom, Ukraine, USSR, 1989)
Historic Cordova Argentina Crusade, May 5- 15, 1978
with Max Solbrekken & Omar Cabrera (during Military Take-over)
Omar interprets Max's Message from English into Spanish.
Dr. Max Solbrekken has preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the masses of lost, sick, fearful and often tormented pagans across the world for more than 50 years. The Lord has worked with him confirming the Word with signs following!
Terry Fehr is a Gospel singer who has served the Lord with his music and singing ability for more than a decade.  Terry was adopted from a troubled home to another troubled. He testifies that he became addicted to drugs and sexual perversion. For 8 years he sold drugs and pimped on the streets of Saskatoon, SK under the protection of his brother-in law who was the Boss of the Hell's Angels. His street name was 'Black Jack'. He was rescued by servants of Jesus Christ in Edmonton, AB and leads Praise & Worship in a Full Gospel Church. 
Dr. Max Solbrekken interviewed Terry recently on T.V. You may obtain a copy of that interview by writing with a gift of any amount to: Max Solbrekken World Mission Box 44220 RPO Garside, Edmonton, AB T5V 1N6. For any of Max Solbrekken's cds or dvds send a love gift of any amount and they will be mailed to you.

Friday, July 15, 2016

By Rev. Max Solbrekken, D.D.
     "Lord, when we are wrong, make us willing to change.  And when we are right, make us easy to live with."  - Peter Marshall
     This message is a biblical response to the erroneous ‘Extreme Grace Doctrine’. It is a warning from Almighty God to a lukewarm carnal church in this end-time hour! It is also the solution - A return to God and a total commitment to the cause of Christ!   
   "For if ye thoroughly AMEND YOUR WAYS and your doings; if ye thoroughly execute judgment... If ye oppress not... Behold ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.  Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; and come and stand before me in this house, which is called by My name, and say, we are (saved) delivered to do all these abominations?         
     "Stand in the gate of the Lord's house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the Lord, all ye...that enter in at these gates to worship the Lord... AMEND YOUR WAYS and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.  Trust ye not in lying words, saying, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temples of the Lord are these.
     "Is this house, which is called by My name, become a den of robbers in your eyes?  Behold, even I have seen it, saith the Lord... Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you that it may be well unto you." (Jer. 7:2-11, 23)
    What a powerful message from Almighty God to His people Israel in the time of Jeremiah the prophet. Since His message is ageless and His Word always the same and because SIN is universal and as old as the Devil himself (since he fell from Heaven as the archangel Lucifer), it is a Message for the Church today, as well!
     The temptations, pitfalls and snares of Satan are still the same, as is the weakness of the flesh!  Nothing has changed, except that Satan is trying harder and more diligently than ever - to trap, ensnare and captivate God's people, in this end-time!
    WHY? Because for him and all of us - time is running out! (John 4:35-36; Rev. 10:6, 12:12). Not only is Satan in a hurry to destroy, defeat and torpedo God's plans, purposes and Kingdom, but we are also in a hurry to stand up and be counted for Jesus.
     We are in a hurry to destroy his efforts in order to plant the flag of Jesus in every area of the globe and drag down Satan's evil kingdom, by preaching Christ's glorious gospel with signs following! (Mark 9:15-18)
     The Christian community is equipped to do the job in Jesus' dear Name, upon the authority of God's Word, by the blood of the everlasting covenant and by the power of the Blessed Holy Spirit!  Even though we are saved by trusting in the precious blood of Jesus Christ and His atoning work on Calvary's cross for us, many in the Christian Church walk in defeat, confusion and the weakness of the flesh! Some born again, Spirit-filled Christians cannot overcome the evil habits of lust, pride, envy, hatred, loose tongues and covetousness!
     There are those among us who still hold grudges, are unwilling to forgive, smoke tobacco or marajuana, get drunk occasionally and commit fornication and adultery. Many Christians talk too much, carry gossip, are negative, critical and bitter!  And some are gluttonous and serve the belly more than God.
                        WHY SHOULD THESE THINGS BE?
   Recently, I agonized before God for an answer to these seemingly never ending problems. Like St. Paul, I too cried out, "O wretched people that we are, who shall deliver Believers from slothfulness, mediocre Christian commitment, lukewarm response to missionary endeavour and a weakness to honour the appetites of the flesh instead of the bugle call of the Spirit"?
     It was the great Apostle to the Gentiles, the man who wrote more than one-half of the New Testament who confessed, "For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.  For that I do I allow not; for what I would that I do not; but what I hate, that I do...For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do". (Rom. 7:14, 15, 19)
     He pin-points the works of the flesh, the conscience, and the Holy Spirit of God in our lives.
Three laws are at work in our members:
1. The Law of God in our inner man. The Word of God in our inner man is ‘our conscience’.
2. The law of sin and death in our members.  That is the natural, carnal nature we are born with.
3. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. He liberates  us from "the law of sin and death".
    God has given us all a conscience which is "The Word of God in our Members" to convict us and show us our wayward ways.  "The Law of Sin and Death" is inherited from Adam and Eve.
   "For if by one man's offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by One, Jesus Christ. Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of One the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
     "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One shall many be made righteous." (Rom. 5:17-19)
     Only the miracle of the New Birth - repenting of sin and embracing the gospel - makes us free from the dreadful power of sin and death. And St. John emphasizes, "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 sins". (1 John 1:7)
     St. Paul writes, "But thanks be unto God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ". (1 Cor. 15:57)
                            RECIPE FOR SANCTIFICATION!
     God said: "Be ye holy for I am holy, saith the Lord". (Lev. 11:45). Is it possible to become holy as God demands?  Can human beings rise to the place of total separation from sin - in thought, word and deed - and be renewed in our minds to such a degree, that we are sanctified wholly?
     Let's see what the Bible says on the subject!  And remember that God would not ask us to do that which we were unable to do, for He is not unreasonable or unjust. However, it is only by the Holy Spirit's enabling power through the Blood of Christ that we are able to qualify!
     Here is what St. Peter says on the subject:
    Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness," (1 Peter 3:11). St. Paul admonishes us: "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you". (2 Cor. 6: 17)
     It is evident that God wants us to be a separate people, but how does this process of sanctification work?  What agencies are employed in the cleansing, separating and keeping aspects of ‘holy character building’?
    1).The Word of God:
    “Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.” (Ps. 119: 11); “For the   Word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Heb.4: 12)
    “Wherefore lay apart the all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted Word which is able to save your souls.” (James 1: 21)
   “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” (2 Tim.2: 17); “And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
   “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. That the man of God may be perfect (mature), thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Tim.3: 15-17)
2).The Blood of Jesus:
   “But if we walk in the Light, as He is in the Light, we have fellowship one with another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7); “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1: 8, 9)
     “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself took part of the same; that through Death, He might Destroy him who had the power of death, that is the Devil. And Deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” (Heb. 2: 14, 15)
     “According as He hath CHOSEN us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.
    “To the praise of the glory of His GRACE, wherein He hath made us accepted in the Beloved. In Whom we have redemption through His BLOOD, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (Eph.1: 4-7)
    3).The Holy Spirit:
   “There is therefore no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
   “And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life, because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him that raised Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken (make life) your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you.”
    “For as many as are led by the spirit of God, they are the sons of Go. For ye have not received the Spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba, Father. The Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.” (Rom. 8:1,2,10,11, 14-17)
     4).The Name of Jesus:
     “And these SIGNS shall follow them that believe; In My name (JESUS) shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents (St. Paul in Malta); and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them (Pentecostal preachers in some Soviet Prisons); they shall lay their hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” (Mark 16: 17-18)
     “And whatsoever ye shall ask in My (Jesus) Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in My (Jesus) Name, I will do it.” (John 14: 13, 14); “If ye abide in Me (Jesus), and My Words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15: 7)
     “Ye have not chosen Me, but I have CHOSEN you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My (Jesus) Name, He may give it you.” (John 15: 16)
    “And in that day (after Christ’s ascension) ye shall ask Me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My (Jesus) Name, He will give it you.” (John 16: 23)
Hitherto ye have asked nothing in My (Jesus) Name; ask and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
     “At that day ye shall ask in My (Jesus) Name; and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: for that Father Himself loveth you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.” (John 16: 24, 26, 27)
    5). Our Own Will:
    "Refrain tonight, and that shall lend a hand of easiness to the next abstinence; the next more easy; for use can almost change the stamp of nature, and either curb the devil, or throw him out with wondrous potency."                              - Shakespeare
     “Jesus answered them and said, My doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent Me. If any man Will do His will, he shall know the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of Myself.” (John 7: 16, 17)
    “And when He had called the people unto Him with His disciples also, He said unto them, Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
     “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever, therefore, shall be ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him also shall the Son of Man be ashamed when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” (Mark 8: 34-38)
     The Bible says: “Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the LIFE also of Jesus might be manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake that the LIFE also of Jesus might be made MANIFEST in our Mortal Flesh.” (2 Cor. 4: 10,11)
    So important is this great truth that St. Paul repeated it. If we are serving Jesus Christ in sincerity and truth, His LIFE will be in us and will manifest itself in our spirit, soul and body! People will recognize His life in our entire being, including healing and health in our mortal flesh!
     Here is another great Scripture text that brings out that truth: “And the very God of Peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your WHOLE spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless unto the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thess. 5: 23)|
     What does that mean? St. Paul is praying that our Living Saviour Who dwells within us will preserve our WHOLE person, namely, spirit, soul and body perfect without sin, fear, sickness or demon influence until we see Jesus face to face! 
     He desires us to be spiritually, mentally and physically sound, healthy and well as we wait for the Coming of Jesus. He states further: “Faithful is He that calleth you, Who also will do it.” (1 Thess. 5:24)
     The Bible says: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them (evil spirits): because GREATER is He that is within you, than he (Satan) that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4); “For in Him we live, and move, and have our being…” (Acts 17: 28)
    “Whosoever shall confess that JESUS is the Son of God, God dwelleth in Him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love, and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world.” (1 John 15-17)
     “For all the promises of God in Him are Yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. Now He which establishes us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God, Who hath also SEALED us and given the EARNEST of the Spirit in our hearts.” (2 Cor. 1: 20-22)
     “Now thanks be unto God which always causes us to TRIUMPH in Christ…” (2 Cor. 2:14); “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” (Phil.4: 13)
    “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom.8: 37-39). Amen.