Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Max Solbrekken has Reached Multitudes
for Christ by Radio beginning in 1961
                       Max Solbrekken broadcasting by radio across Canada
                               and into other countries of the world in 1966.

Dear Friends in Christ:

What a wonderful week-end in Saskatoon, even though we have lost a soldier of the cross. The funeral service was good and the service at the grave was even stronger and Wayne Pratt and I got to know Buzz's family much better. What a great hope we have in Christ for time and for eternity!

Wayne Pratt's testimony is getting more powerful all the time. It was good to see Darren & Lisa Kayter lay their lives on the altar for Jesus Christ in public repentance and full surrender to our Saviour. I had baptized Darren 45 years ago when he was five years old but he had slipped away from Christ. We are very happy to have them join with our congregation in serving the blessed Lord Jesus!

Every day brings us closer to the Return of our Saviour. Let's stay focused on winning souls and getting our loved ones with us into the fold. I have been invited to get back broadcasting by radio again as I did for many years before I transitioned to TV. We are now making plans to do so again after a number of years. We will alert you as to which stations we will be broadcasting on when we get everything set up to do that once more.

My good friend Jan Hanvold  who is President of TV Vision Norway sent me some encouraging news about opening a new TV Station in Sweden and is sending out powerful programs in the Farsi language across that nation. There are 2 million Muslims in Sweden and unless we reach them with Gospel of Christ, it would be the first Muslim nation in Europe.

Please pray for Europe and especially Sweden at this time! 

In Christ's name,

Pastor Max Solbrekken
2 Cor 4: 5 / Heb 13:8

Monday, September 26, 2016

Christ the Healer Gospel Church
OCTOBER 29 & 30, 2016
Missionary Dean Milley at Christ the Healer
Gospel Church, Saskatoon (2013)
Dean Milley shortly after his deliverance
 from demons on May 15, 1988
                                 Rev. Dean Milley & his wife Dr. Ruth Milley
                                           Dr. Ruth & baby Andrea Milley

    Dear Pastor Max,
I want to wish you the best Birthday ever, because you listened to the call of God and followed the way He has directed you! In October, 1967, a year after I was born God used you to in the life of my Dad to come to Jesus Christ.
  My Dad was in Lewisporte, NL attending one of your Evangelistic Campaigns and he got up to leave the service,when you said, "If you don't do it for yourself, do it for your family. Come to Christ for your family."
  In that first campaign you were holding in Central Newfoundland, my Dad came to Christ for his family! Years passed and all my family were raised in a Christian home and headed off to Bible College to study the Word of God, except me. I was a prodigal. I was the son that everyone kept praying for because I was so messed up in sin.
     Many years passed and on May 15, 1988, 28 years ago I left my house to commit suicide, but because of someone's prayers, I ended up at Camp Emmanuel's Camp Meeting in that huge F.G. Bursey Tabernacle.
     I entered the meeting that night and the Spirit of God hit me in such a strong way. That night I found myself at the altar repenting of my sins That night God used you to minister ti me and I was delivered from the demons of Hell.
    Thank you Pastor Max Solbrekken for answering the Call of God so many years ago and going into the Full Time Ministry. God used you, and today my entire Family are in a type of Gospel Ministry. 
   My sister, her husband and her son are missionaries in Peru, South America. My brothers and their wives and their families are in full time ministry in Canada with the P.A.O.C. I and my wife are in full time Ministry as missionaries through the P.A.O.C. here on Peru.
    It's all because you answered God's call to preach Christ's Gospel and came to Newfoundland again and again! It's because of your obedience that we have been a part of seeing 60,000 souls come to Christ in the past 14 years here in Peru.That is 60,000 that have come to Christ because you listened to the Call of God and obeyed.
    Thanks, Pastor Max!
 P.S. I look forward to seeing you on October 29 and 30 in Saskatoon. God bless you on the amazing Day of Celebration!!
  Dean Milley  Lima,Peru - South America

Saturday, September 24, 2016

SATURDAY 7:00 SEP 24, 2016

Testimony of Buzz Scott
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
 I met Buzz Scott on September 26, 2007 when we dedicated Christ the Healer Gospel Church in Saskatoon to our Saviour Jesus Christ. He said, I'm Buzz and I used to Biggar's 'Town Drunk'. 

Immediately, he began helping us and soon was our 'Doorman' who faithfully opened and closed all the doors, checked the sound system and turned out the lights. He was the first to arrive for the services and the last to leave! 
Buzz Scott loved the Lord and was filled with the Holy Spirit. He was a faithful servant of the Lord. He will be sorely missed. Unfortunately, there are many takers but few givers! Who will take his place? 
In the 1970s I was conducting a Tent Meeting in Saskatoon and 
Gary Donahue came to see me. His father was ill and desired prayer for him. Gary was touched by the Holy Spirit and went back to Biggar, Saskatchewan a changed man. 
He met his drinking partner Buzz Scott and told him how Jesus had changed his life. Buzz said, "I am not interested in that religious stuff" and kept on in his sinful ways. Gary continued talking to him but to no avail. Then, one night JESUS spoke to Gary: "Go see Buzz. He is ready to accept Me."
At midnight Gary Donahue knocked on Buzz Scott's door, and he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour. Buzz was saved, delivered from alcohol and became an Ambassador for JESUS everywhere he went! Praise the Lord! 
I got to know him well the during the last nine years. He was real. His desire was to reach his family and everyone else with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is now with His Lord. It was an honour to officiate at his funeral!
Forasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty God to take from this world the soul of our departed brother, I commit his body to the ground in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection of the dead in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, earth to earth, dust to dust and ashes to ashes.  Amen.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
      “And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” (Is. 10: 27)
      ST. AUGUSTINE, Bishop of Hippo, stated: “The New is in the Old concealed and the Old is in the New revealed.” Much of the Old Testament is hidden from the eyes of believers in Christ because they have failed to search out the Holy Scriptures. Jews have ignored the New Testament and missed the correlation between the two Testaments. The Holy Bible is not complete without both Old and New Testaments!
     People have asked: “Why do you believe that the Bible is the Word of God?” “There are hundreds of reasons why the Holy Bible is God's Word, however, I need only one. Jesus Christ, God the Son from Eternity Who is the Living Word believed the Holy Scriptures to be the very Word of God. Since the Creator of all things was in total agreement with the Old Testament, even quoting it to Satan in His Wilderness Temptation, how could I not believe Him?”
    St. John stated: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. All things were made by Him and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was life and the life was the life of men. For the law was given by Moses, but Grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ. He used the word Logos in referring to the Word of God, Who is Jesus Christ!
     “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. No man hath seen God at any time; the Only Begotten Son which is in the BOSOM of the Father, He hath declared Him.” (John 1: 1,2, 14)
     The Bible says:John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water but one mightier than I cometh the latchet of Whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: He shall baptize you with the HOLY GHOST and with FIRE.” (Luke 3: 16); “The next day      John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world.” (John 1: 29)
     John the Baptist was considered the greatest prophet and the forerunner of the Messiah. He was six months older than Jesus of Nazareth. God had given John the Baptist a sign of how he would recognize the Messiah. And as He was being baptized, the Heavens opened and the Holy Spirit in the form of a Dove settled and remained upon Jesus. 
    An audible VOICE came from Heaven, saying, “Thou art My beloved Son; in Thee I am well pleased.” (Matt. 3: 11-17; Luke 3: 21, 22; John 1: 26-34)
  The Yoke of Satanic Bondage is broken off our spirit, soul and body by the ANOINTING of the Holy Spirit! The yoke of fear, torment, guilt, condemnation, pain, sickness, disease and unrest must leave because of the Anointing of the Holy Spirit!
    The BLOOD of Jesus Christ, shed for us on Golgotha cleanses, purges, washes and frees us from all anxiety, nervous tension, oppression, satanic attacks of sickness, disease and death. Jesus said, “Ye shall KNOW the Truth and the Truth shall make you FREE. If the SON therefore shall make you free ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8: 32, 36)
    Jesus Himself is the TRUTH, and His Word the Logos gives us the assurance that He will love us, care for us and protect us: “...And, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the (age) world.” (Matt. 28: 20); “… For He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Heb.13: 5). 
    In the original, Jesus used a double imperative here. It should read: “I will never, no never leave thee. I will ever, no never forsake thee.”
The word always is a measure of time while the word alway is a measure of distance. He declared that He would be with us the “whole distance, all the way” until we see Him face to face! Hallelujah. 
    The words of an old Sunday school chorus comes to mind: 'With Jesus in the vessel, we can smile at the storm, smile at the storm, smile at the storm. With Jesus in the vessel, we can smile at the storm as we go sailing Home.' Whatever enemy we face, we have ultimate peace, assurance and victory!
    The Victory is ours: Victory over the world, the flesh and the devil! Victory through the Blood of the Everlasting Covenant. Victory through the Eternal Word of God. Victory through the Blessed Holy Spirit. Victory through the Matchless Name of Jesus Christ! We have victory through our Lord, the Liberator of Lost Humanity, the Emancipator of the Human Race, the Saviour of the world, the Great Physician and the Baptizer with the Holy Ghost and Fire!
    We are fully armed with the precious promises of God, the sword of the Spirit, and purged by the Blood of the Lamb, endued with the power of the Holy Spirit and hid with Christ in God the Father Almighty – One True God, world without end!
    The Bible declares: “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper: and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me, saith the Lord.” (Isa. 54: 17)
    The yoke shall be destroyed because of the Anointing and it is God Who anoints us with His Holy Spirit. St. Paul wrote: “For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him, Amen, unto the glory of God by us. And now He which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given us the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.” (2 Cor. 1: 20 -22)
     “But ye have an UNCTION from the Holy One, and ye know all things. But the ANOINTING which ye have received from Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the anointing teaches you all things, and is TRUTH, and is NO LIE and even as it hath taught you, ye shall ABIDE in Him.” (1 John 2: 27)
    Jesus said: “Behold I give unto you POWER to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and NOTHING shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10: 19). I stand foursquare on God's Word and all the promises of Jesus Christ!
                                   WE ARE YOKED WITH CHRIST!
    Prophecies in Holy Scripture relevant to the times they were given, are sometimes a type for later events as well! This is the case with Isaiah 10:27. The local setting referred to the heavy burden of tribute imposed upon HEZEKIAH by the king of Assyria recorded in 2 Kings 18: 14. 
    It could also refer to God's deliverance from the future Babylonian captives, which is a type of our deliverance from the bondage and burden of sin, fear, guilt, condemnation and satanic tyranny, through Jesus Christ our Lord!
     In his exposition of Isaiah 10: 27, JOHN GILL states that the Jewish Targum refers it to the Messiah: “The people shall be broken from before the Messiah”, Who was anointed with the oil of gladness above His fellows and for Whose sake, and by Whom the Yoke of sin, Satan, and the law has been destroyed.
    “VITRINGA interprets it of the Spirit of God, and His powerful operations, Whose gifts and graces are often compared to Oil and Ointment and makes the words parallel to Zechariah 4: 6.”
    Our Lord Jesus said: “Take My Yoke upon you and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matt.11: 29, 30)
   What was He saying? When you are yoked to the Devil, he makes you carry the burdens of sin, guilt, condemnation, fear, lust, hate, pride and perversion! He bogs you down with sickness, disease and death! Jesus tells us that His yoke is easy and His burden is light.      Why is that?
    JESUS CHRIST has already carried the load for us. As He prayed in Gethsemane, His sweat drops were as it were great drops of blood. He was carrying our load when they cursed Him, blasphemed Him, scourged Him and nailed Him to the 'cursed tree'.
     He did all the heavy lifting for us on the whipping pole in Pilate's Judgment Hall and on the CROSS on Golgotha. And when He cried, “It is finished”, He had paid for all our sins, fear, sickness, disease and eternal damnation!
   After His resurrection and ascension to the Throne of God, JESUS poured out the Blessed Holy Spirit upon His Church to INDWELL us and give us power over the world, the flesh and the Devil! The Evil One is Defeated for time and eternity and we are FREE; bound to our Lord Jesus by love's strong cords - yoked together with our Saviour forever!     All hail the power of Jesus Name for time and Eternity! Hallelujah and Amen.
Through the blessed Holy Spirit Who indwells us, we have been given the Ministry of Reconciliation! St. Paul writes: “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 for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Cor 5: 18-21)
     The Bible says: “But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath BLINDED the MINDS of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, Who is the image of God should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.” (2 Cor. 4: 3-5)
     We are MINISTERS OF CHRIST, spreading His Gospel to the ends of the earth. As Ambassadors, we represent Jesus Christ to the world, through our conduct of word and deeds! We are the Only Bible some people will read!
    Again, St. Paul writes: “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is JESUS CHRIST. And ye are Christ's and Christ is God's. Let a man so account of us, as of the Ministers of Christ, and Stewards of the MYSTERIES of God.” (Eph.3: 11,23; 4:1; 1 Tim.4: 6).
     St. Paul corrected a backsliding church: “O FOOLISH Galatians, who hath bewitched you that you should not obey the TRUTH...This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? He that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?” (Gal. 3: 1, 2, 5)
    St. Paul wouldn’t have been able to use that argument today, because the majority of churches and ministers have never witnessed a miracle or someone receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Miracles occurred frequently in the churches during the time of Apostle's writing to the Galatians.
     How can we call ourselves Believers, if we reject Christ's word and commandments? St. Jude admonishes us to, “Earnestly contend for the FAITH which was once delivered unto the saints”. (Jude 3) Since the church had already slipped so far away from the true Gospel of God at the time of Jude's writing, what about now?
                           ANOINTING OF GOD BREAKS THE YOKE!
    Everything that has been created and the miracles that the Prophets did were done by the Spirit of God. Jesus was led into the wilderness by the HOLY SPIRIT to be tempted by Satan and to overcome him using the Word of God! Jesus began His earthly ministry immediately after He was baptized and received the Holy Spirit.
     “And Jesus went about all Galilee teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And His fame went throughout all Syria, and they brought unto Him all sick people that were taken with diverse diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and He healed them.” (Matt.4: 23, 24)
     The Bible states: “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.” (Acts 10: 38)
     MICAH the prophet stated: “But truly I am full of power by the SPIRIT of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.” (Micah 3: 8). The prophet EZEKIAL declared: “The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the SPIRIT of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones.” (Ezekiel 37: 1).
     PHILIP, a deacon in the church in Jerusalem went to the city of Samaria and preached Christ unto them, and the whole city embraced the Gospel when they saw the miracles, signs and wonders the Holy Spirit did through his ministry.
     The Bible says: “And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. Then the SPIRIT said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias...” (Acts 8: 26-30)
     “And he commanded the chariot to stand still: And the went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. And when they were come up out of the water, the SPIRIT of the LORD caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was found at Azotus...” (Acts 8: 38-40)
     ST. PETER saw great miracles of healing and deliverance in his Ministry. Here is the record of the Holy Spirit working in his life: “While Peter thought of the vision, the SPIRIT said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee, Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them doubting nothing: for I have sent them.” (Acts 10: 19, 29)
     The commentary on BARNABAS states: “For he was a good man, and full of the HOLY GHOST and of faith: and much people were added to the Lord.” (Acts 11: 24).
    The Holy Record states: “As they ministered and fasted, the HOLY GHOST said, Separate Me Barnabas and Saul for the work where unto I have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them they sent them away. And they being sent forth by the HOLY GHOST, departed…” (Acts 13: 2-4)
     All through the Book of Acts, we read of the Ministry of the HOLY SPIRIT in the life of St. Paul and other apostles, prophets and leaders of the Church. Oh, how we need that today in our midst. How weak the Church has become! Some theologians and preachers say that God has changed His method of reaching the lost and dying and that He no longer works supernaturally in His Church.
    That is a LIE from Hell. Show me where He has abrogated, retracted, changed His Will or amended His Word. Away with such lies, blasphemy, modernism, false cult teaching! Shame on the lazy, overfed preachers who do not search the Holy Scriptures and do not FAST, PRAY or SEEK the Lord Jesus Christ for His ANOINTING and Holy Spirit power!
    Here is a word from the late D.L. MOODY for lukewarm, backslid preachers: “Shame on the Christianity of the 19th Century. It's a weak and sickly thing. Would to God we had a few men like Daniel living here today!” What would D.L. Moody say today?
     Here is what Jesus Christ, the head of the Church said: And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write: These things saith the Amen, the Faithful and true witness, the beginning (The One Who began Creating) of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would that thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art LUKEWARM, I will spue (vomit) thee out of My mouth. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent.” (Rev. 3: 14-16, 19)
    ST. JOHN was on the Isle of Patmos, exiled for the Word of God. The HOLY SPIRIT moved dramatically in his life. He writes: “I was in the SPIRIT on the Lord's Day, and heard behind me a great VOICE, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last…
     “And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand on me, saying unto me, Fear not: I am the first and the last: I am He that liveth, and was dead: and, behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of Hell and Death.” (Rev. 1: 10,11,17,18)
                         NEVER FORGET THAT GOD IS IN CHARGE!
     Jesus said: “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)
     After His resurrection, Jesus stated: “These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning Me. Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures.
     “And He said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that REPENTANCE and REMISSION of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
     “And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the PROMISE of My Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on High.” (Luke 24: 44-34)
     Ten days later, the Resurrected Christ poured the Holy Spirit upon the 120 waiting believers, and before the Day of Pentecost had ended, three thousands souls had surrendered to Jesus Christ!
    Our Lord had fulfilled both the Great Day of Atonement by dying on the Cross for the sins of the world and the Year of Jubilee, by pouring out the Holy Spirit on His Church and inaugurating the Gospel Age!
     In the Great Commission, Jesus commanded: “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved and he that believeth not shall be damned. 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 (like St. Paul in Malta); and if they drink any deadly thing (some Pentecostal preachers in Soviet Prisons), it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
     “So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up into Heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the Word with SIGNS following.” (Mark 16: 15-18)
                             PENTECOSTAL IN THE FIRST DEGREE!
    The Holy Record states: “Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which was called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple.
     “Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
     “And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God.” (Acts 3: 1-9)
     Multitudes came together when they saw that the crippled man had been healed. Peter preached a powerful message focusing on the resurrected Jesus of Nazareth and the powerful name that made the crippled man well. He said:
     “But ye denied the Holy One and the just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you. And killed the Prince of Life, Whom God hath raised from the dead: whereof we are witnesses. And His NAME, through faith in His NAME hath made this man STRONG, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by Him hath given him this perfect SOUNDNESS in the presence of ye all.” (Acts 3:4-16)
    St. Peter challenged the great crowd to forsake their sins and to seek forgiveness from God: “And now, brethren, O wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your leaders. But those things, which God before had showed by the mouth of all His prophets, that Christ should suffer, He hath fulfilled.
     “REPENT ye therefore, and be CONVERTED that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. And He shall send Jesus Christ which before was preached unto you. Whom the Heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God had spoken by the mouth of all His prophets since the world began.” (Acts 3: 17-21)
                                  FIVE THOUSAND MEN WERE SAVED!
     What was the outcome of that great Sermon? Five thousand men were converted to Christ: “Howbeit many of them which heard the Word believed, and the number of the men was about five thousand.” (Acts 4: 4). Believers in Christ were detained, beaten and warned not to preach about Jesus Christ.
     Peter and John answered: “Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4; 19,20)
      Having been released by the Religious Leaders they went back to their own company and reported what the chief priests and elders had said to them. They all lifted up their voices to God:
     “And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto Thy servants that with all boldness, that with all boldness they may speak Thy Word. By stretching forth Thine hand to HEAL: and that Signs and Wonders may be done by the name of Thy Holy Child Jesus. And when they prayed the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the Word of God with boldness.” (Acts 4: 29-31)
      “And with Great Power gave the apostles WITNESS of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.” (Acts 4: 33)
St. Paul stated: “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)
     “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ Who is our LIFE, shall appear, then shall we also appear with Him in glory.” (Col.3:2-4)
    “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the HOLY GHOST which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” (1 Cor. 6: 19,20)
     The Bible says: “For our God is a CONSUMING FIRE.” (Heb.12: 29); “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God.” (Heb.10: 31). The most important thing we need today is the Mercy of God and the Fear of God. Then we will see the Fire of the Holy Spirit melting hearts and changing minds, with a genuine Holy Ghost Revival moving in all churches across our land! May God help us all to obey the call of God and by His grace “do the first works”. Amen.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Forty years ago Jesus Christ put Rose Bishop's life together. She and Ernie are launching the House of Prayer Gospel Church on Third Ave in Fort Macleod, AB on September 16,17 & 18 - Everyone welcome. - Pastor Max Solbrekken

Jesus Rescued Me From 
A Life Of Alcohol
says Rose Bishop - Musician & Singer for 
‘Harvesters Gospel Band’

Pastor Solbrekken: Rose, would you tell the people what happened to you ten years ago in the city of Calgary? Exactly when this happen?
Rose: It happened on July 19, 1976. Well, ten years ago I sure wasn’t doing what I’m doing now. I was out in the world, lost, divorced from my husband and drinking every day to forget my problems.

One of my nieces had been to one of Brother Max’s meetings before and I was telling her a long time ago I used to go to the Lutheran Church and I felt good but this is what comes from backsliding. In our church we were not taught about the power of the Holy Ghost. 

We were taught the salvation of Jesus Christ but that’s as far as the preaching went. When we went in it was a dead church. Forms and rituals, that’s all it was. But you see we didn’t have the Holy Spirit, I needed that power. I didn’t like the way my life was but I just couldn’t help myself. I didn’t have the power to be able to do what I wanted to do.

Pastor Solbrekken: You drank every day?
Rose: That’s right. I drank every day until my niece told me about the meeting. She said, “Auntie you should come over and hear this preacher preaching."  So I went and I’m sure happy that I did go because that’s where I got saved. The service was altogether different than what I was used to.

I knew the first night that I was there that this was what I was looking for. Right where I was sitting, I gave my heart to Jesus Christ and I just cried that whole week. They had revival in Calgary the whole week and I was there every night because this was what I had wanted for so long.

I received the baptism of the Holy Ghost two or three months later after we got back from the Holy Land. The Lord made a way for me to go with the Solbrekken group to the Holy Land and while I was there I prayed to the Lord that He would save the rest of my relatives also.

When I got back from the Holy Land I knew that God had to use me to go and tell my family about Jesus. For about 3 years I travelled completely just out of a suitcase. I didn’t have a home or anything. I just went wherever the Lord directed me and I was able to reach all of my relatives across Canada to tell them about Jesus.

God put everything together for me. He delivered me from my drinking problem, then He made a way for my husband and I to get back together and remarry. He is saved also and 2 years ago the Lord blessed us with a trip to the Holy Land together. That meant a lot to my husband. I just thank Jesus for that.

We have 4 grandchildren and one of my little granddaughters is filled with the Holy Ghost and speaking in tongues and it is beautiful to see that. That’s a blessing from God when you can see something like that.
Note: This transcript was taken from the Faith & Miracles Television Program in 1986.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pastor Max Solbrekken Returns to Fort Macleod
Sept. 16, 17 & 18 Nightly 7:00; Sun.11:00 & 6:00
In 1976 God performed great miracles for His
glory at Max Solbrekken's Crusade in Fort Macleod.
Above testimony was carried in the Cry of His Coming
1976 Magazine. Salvation Army Envoy Hayword Crann
stands with Nadia Smith as she testifies of Christ's miracle!
Come Believing in the precious Blood of Jesus Christ to atone 
for sin, bring healing to your spirit, soul and body in His Name.

Pastor Max Solbrekken [email protected]
         EVIL - SIN - EVIL                  
          Inherent or Learned                                 Behaviour?                                      By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.               -Written in 2009 -
  "For My people have committed TWO EVILS; they have forsaken Me the fountain of living water and have hewn themselves out cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no water." (Jer.2:8-13)
   A number of years ago - on Canada Day - I was a guest on Radio CJCA's Ron Collister Show. For many years I had joined that popular host and his listeners in lively debate on interesting and relevant topics.
     Our July 1st program featured the very important subject, 'Is EVIL inherent or is it a product of environment? Is a person born with the propensity to do evil or is it a learned behaviour?'
    And Ron asked each caller the same question he asked me: "Which of these - GOOD or EVIL - is winning in our world today"?
     Most of the callers seemed to think that the scourge of evil was dominating our society and winning big! My answer mirrored the words of Jesus when He referred to the increase of evil as a sign of the last days:
    "Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold". (Matt. 24:12) "As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the Son of man... Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot...even thus shall it be when the Son of man is revealed." (Luke 17:26-30)
     One might ask: “How EVIL were the conditions on earth before God sent the FLOOD, and wiped out Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone”? Very corrupt, perverted and violent - a lot like today! Here's the Bible record of the evil that existed during those two time periods.
    "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of his heart was only EVIL continually. And it repented the Lord that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him in his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man..." (Gen. 6: 5-7)
     Moses wrote: "The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with Violence". (Gen. 6:11). So IMMORAL and VIOLENT were the men of Sodom that when two angels visited Lot - to evacuate him and his family before the destruction began - they demanded that Lot hand over to them the two strangers so they might sodomize them!
The Bible records: "But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came into thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them (sodomize them)." (Gen. 19:4-5)
    When Lot refused, the large crowd of homosexuals tried to break down his door, to perform GANG RAPE on them! They told Lot to get out of the way, warning him: "Now we will deal worse with thee than with them". (v. 9) What could be worse than Gang Rape?
     The Holy Scriptures describes the Wickedness and PERVERSION of the entire male population – young and old – who were demanding that the two strangers visiting Lot be given to them for a sexual Gang Rape Fest!
The homosexuals in Sodom were violent and brutal! They threatened Lot with violence and punishment if he refused to turn over the two young strangers to satisfy their abnormal and perverted lust!
    This of course, is not the status quo of the average homosexual but could take over if that life-style became the norm as it is in some prisons and is gaining in prominence in parts of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hollywood! History has a way of repeating itself.
    The angels forcibly rescued Lot and smote the attackers with blindness, in order to prevent them from tearing down the door! That's strong, and hits close to home...when you consider what's presently happening in many unhealthy, suicide-plagued, AIDS-infested and fear-charged communities around the world!
    The Bible declares: “Do you not know that the WICKED will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the Kingdom of God.” (1 Cor.6: 9, NIV)
    St. Paul warns that Evil will escalate as we near the end of this age: "This know also that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
   "Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. But evil men and SEDUCERS shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived." (2 Tim. 3:1-4, 13)
     Again, he admonished: "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron." (1 Tim. 4:1-2)
    A study of the horrible raping and killing of dozens of young women by pornography sadist Ted Bundy who was executed Jan. 24, 1989, and the serial killings of 33 young homosexual men - whom he first sodomized - by killer John Wayne Gacy, proves that the conscience can become seared! He was finally caught and was executed on May 10, 1994.
    The horrendous killing spree of homosexual serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer (1993) who lured young men into his trailer where he sodomized and killed them and ate some of their body parts, can only be attributed to EVIL spirits!
    A normal human being could never perform such dastardly, perverted and evil acts, without having demon spirits as guides!
    The killing of parents by children like the 1994 Menendez case when sons Erik and Lyle brutally murdered their mom and dad for their wealth is more evidence of the EVIL that reigns in the hearts of lost and depraved humanity!
   No wonder the prophet declared: “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked: Who can know it?” (Jer.17: 9)
    I answered Ron Collister’s question thusly: "Yes, it appears that EVIL is gaining ground and at present may have the ascendancy, but in the end righteousness will triumph. One day, Jesus Christ will return and put away EVIL for good".
    I interjected that there is some good news; a great revival of righteousness is presently occurring in our world! Since the break-up of the Soviet Union, a revival of Christianity swept Eastern Europe.
    By 1996, it was estimated that 6,000 souls had received Jesus Christ as Lord each day since the break-up of the ‘Evil Empire’.
    In our 1992 crusade in Truskavets, Ukraine - a health resort city which boasts many sanitariums and draws people from across Eastern Europe Mikhael Gorbachev's sister, Galina Sergeovana Gorbachev, answered a salvation altar call to confess Jesus Christ as her Saviour!
     Evangelical Christianity is so strong in South Korea that the Church is growing faster than the population, in that former Buddhist stronghold! And in 1986, Newsweek carried a Front Page story titled, ‘Latin America: Traditionally Roman Catholic Red is Turning Protestant Black.’
    The large feature article reported that the Gospel of Christ as preached by Evangelical Christians was gaining converts at 400 per hour. That’s 9,600 every 24 hours!
    The ‘red’ spoke of the scarlet colours used by Roman Catholic prelates and the ‘black’ referred to the Bible carried by Protestants! So great is the Revival that the Evangelicals in Guatemala and El Salvador now tip the scales at about 54 per cent of the population!
    Believers in Jesus Christ, however, are presently being tortured in a number of Muslim-dominated countries, and forced to convert to paganism under threat of death and starvation!
     A classic case is Sudan, where fanatical Arab Muslims have since 1989 murdered more than two million black Christians and Animists in an unparalleled "religious cleansing and genocide.
     They were given the ultimatum, "Convert to Islam, or die". In the last few years, the ruling Arabs have killed 300,000 Black Muslims for their oil, in DARFUR!
    This genocide eclipses that of the demonized Idi Amin, who terrorized Uganda several decades ago, and was granted protection by Saudi Arabia until he died at Jedda on August 16, 2003 and went to his eternal doom!
    A number of years ago, ‘Newsweek’ reported that the Muslims of the north were selling black animist and Christian women as slaves for $15 US each.
     The GOOD NEWS is that there is now peace in the South, and the Gospel is received by large numbers of Muslims. And a revival is taking place in Darfur which had been virtually closed to the Gospel for hundreds of years! In 2006 and 2007 I had the privilege of preaching the Word of God there and in other areas of Sudan with great success!
     The inhumane, EVIL treatment of Christians in Muslim-dominated lands has to go down in history as comparable to Adolf Hitler's holocaust of 6 million Jews, Joseph Stalin's murder of 7 million Ukrainians by starvation in 1933 and Mao Tse Tung's genocide of between 40 to 80 million Chinese!
   According to Dr. David Barrett, a statistician - who has been tracking this phenomenon for more than a decade - an estimated 160,000 to 330,000 Christians are martyred every year for their faith in Jesus Christ!
      That is what I call real EVIL!
    Oral Roberts said a number of years ago: "I don't know how we're doing it, but somehow we are winning". And Billy Graham stated, "I've read the last chapter in the book and it says: 'We win'!"
   Daniel Webster defines 'evil' as "morally wrong, immoral, sinful, wicked, causing injury, mischief, trouble, pain, bad, harmful, repulsive". And his definition of 'inherent' is: "forming an essential or intrinsic element of; existing inseparably within an object or person".
    Is the human race cursed with two strikes against it at birth? Could there be a genetic defect in those who rise to infamy such as Attila the Hun, Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, Jeffry Dahmer or John Wayne Gacy?
    Or has this evil come to us because of the fall of our first parents, Adam and Eve, as the Bible states? What about the environment; home, church, school, friendships, fraternities? What part does upbringing, training, nurturing, learning and companionship play in a person's character?
    During more than 45 years of very active Christian Ministry, I have formulated a definite opinion that – without doubt - EVIL is both inherent and learned!
The Bible says "The wicked are estranged from the womb. They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies". (Ps. 58:3); "The Scripture hath concluded all under sin". (Gal. 3:22)
     You don't need to teach infants how to lie. We've all seen them do that even before they can talk. Holding a cookie behind his back, little Billy will shake his head saying, "No, I didn't raid the cookie jar".
    St. Paul blames Adam for our fallen condition: "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned". (Rom. 5:12)
     Then, he gives us the antidote or remedy against EVIL. "For as by one man's (Adam) disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One (Jesus Christ) shall many be made righteous". (v. 19)
    Again, the Bible says, "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus". (Rom. 3:23-24)
     We were born with a nature that is at enmity with God. We are sinners by birth, by nature and unfortunately, sinners also by choice! But God, sending His Son to die for our sins - as our substitute - paid the ransom price to purchase our salvation.
     Through His grace, we receive a new nature and are born again from above! Here is the good news, then: "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord". (Rom. 6:23)
    In the letter to the Romans, St. Paul agonizes: "For I know that in me (that is in my flesh), dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not, for the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not that I do.
     "O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?" Then he declares: "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death". (Rom. 7:18, 19, 24; 8: 2)
    The Bible verifies this as well: "Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners". (1 Cor.15: 33). Here are a couple of true sayings: "Birds of a feather flock together", and "Show me who your friends are and I'll show you who you are".
    It's a known fact that most child abusers were themselves abused as children. And the majority of perverts were themselves corrupted by older relatives, friends or authority figures!
    PERVERTS know how to infiltrate places of respectability, influence and position of authority among the most vulnerable to their advances, namely teenage boys!
Our hats go off to NHL hockey player Sheldon Kennedy - who blew the whistle on well-known hockey coach, homosexual predator Graham James, who is now serving time in prison for his EVIL sexual crimes!
    When Sheldon Kennedy testified that Graham James sexually abused him hundreds of times when he was a boy, screening became a reality for many organizations. It also ended the unspoken agreement by many victims to stay silent about abuse.
     Homosexual pervert Gary Blair Walker admitted to having sexually molested over 200 boys over the course of 30 years while he held a variety of positions of trust as a paid worker, and as a volunteer; a sport coach, a police officer, a Scout master, a church camp counsellor, a school bus driver and a martial arts instructor!
    Adding to the tragedy of Roman Catholic priests sexually molesting altar boys in Newfoundland and Indian boys in Canada’s Residential Schools for decades, here is another sad story reported by Associated Press, May 20, 2009.
     DUBLIN -- A fiercely debated, nine-year investigation into Ireland's Roman Catholic-run institutions says priests and nuns terrorized thousands of boys and girls in workhouse-style schools for decades -- and government inspectors failed to stop the chronic beatings, rapes and humiliation.
   More than 30,000 children…were sent to Ireland's austere network of industrial schools, reformatories, orphanages and hostels from the 1930s until the last church-run facilities shut in the 1990s.
    The report found that molestation and rape were "endemic" in boys' facilities, chiefly run by the Christian Brothers order, and supervisors pursued policies that increased the danger…” Was that not EVIL?
    HERE IS THE BENCHMARK RULING: In the 1995 Rosenberg decision, a Canadian Federal Court ruled that the age of consent for SODOMY must be reduced to 14 years from 18, since anal sex is “a basic form of expression for gay men.”
     Is this not blatant DISCRIMINATION which could easily have set up impressionable boys as fodder to be corrupted by sexual perverts?
    The above UNHOLY and EVIL law that brought pedophiles in droves to Canada in search of 14 year old boys to lawfully molest is now history. By the grace of God, the evil lawmakers who enacted that perverted Law have lost their power in Ottawa! Without doubt, they will stand trial before God one day!
     On May 1, 2008 Prime Minister Stephen Harper – much to the disappointment of the dysfunctional Liberal, N.D.P and B.Q. Parties prevailed in passing a new law protecting children from pedophiles by raising the age of consent for anal sex from 14 to 16 years of age!
    US President Ronald Reagan called the former Soviet Empire an Evil Empire, and he was right! We now know the enormity of the crimes of that wicked system, which left Eastern Europe bankrupt economically and the environment so terribly polluted that it will take billions of dollars and decades of hard work to bring things back to normal there!
    The Bible says that God will destroy those who destroy the earth! (Rev. 11:18). The callous attitude of Soviet Communists toward human life and the environment has brought God's judgment upon them!
     God’s Word warns about those who "call evil good and good evil". (Is. 5:20). Prophet Amos exhorted, "Seek good and hate evil". (5:14-15). And Moses warned: "Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do EVIL". (Ex. 23:2)
     Jesus knew that we would be targeted by the “enemies of righteousness”, who seek our destruction. Being in “all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin”, He can be touched with the feeling of our infirmities. (Heb.4: 15)
    He can therefore help us when we are tempted, tried and buffeted by the flesh, the world and the devil. The Bible says: “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Heb. 4: 16)
     He gave us ‘His Model Prayer’ so that we would know how to pray and what to pray about, in order to receive strength from Almighty God!
    Our Lord declared: "Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." (Matt.7: 17-20)
     Again Jesus stated: "For out of the heart proceed EVIL thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:" (Matt. 15:19)
    The tragic killing of two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool, England a number of years ago by two ten-year-old boys certainly tells us something about EVIL!
     How the two boys could have conceived in their hearts to trick a little toddler - who had walked away from his mothe in a shopping mall - to accompanying them to his own death is inconceivable!
    Except for one thing...There is a real DEVIL who came only to “steal, kill and destroy”, and he is to BLAME! And so are parents who refuse to serve God themselves with no regard for their Children’s spiritual upbringing!
    The Golden Text of the Bible: "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)
    Jesus said: "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil." (v. 19)
    We can never become good enough in our own strength, to please God or become righteous: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Eph.2 : 8, 9)
    HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS: Only through the all-atoning death of Jesus Christ on the cross for us, can we attain righteousness or goodness!
    The Bible says, "The blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7); "If any man be in Christ Jesus, he is a new creature; old things are passed away, behold all things are become new". (2 Cor.5: 17)