Saturday, February 25, 2017

Victor Temple had served his time in jail and was working in Toronto when he heard from a former buddy in Newfoundland that a great Revival was happening in Lewisporte and he had gotten saved. Immediately, Victor's conscience smote him and called him to go back to his home town and attend the crusade. He left Toronto and was drawn to the Revival Meeting! He got saved and delivered from demons. Victor has never looked back all these years! Victor is a tradesman and an elder in the Pentecostal Church. Meet Victor and Max Solbrekken at Christ the Healer Gospel Church 136 Ave F S Saskatoon, SK March 4 & 5, 2017.

Says Victor Temple, White Court, AB
                            Pastor Max Solbrekken interviews Victor Temple
                                     on Community 10 TV, Camrose, AB
                       __________________________________________________          March 2nd is going to be so exciting, that you need to bring a car load

or even one unsaved sinner to this FGBMFI - Langley Chapter luncheon with special speaker

Evangelist, Dr. Max Solbrekken.

( special guests-1st Nations Hereditary Chief Frank Redwood and Dr. Wendy Palmer MD )


FGBMFI - Langley Chapter Luncheons purpose, is to reach those who don't know Christ,

those who need a healing - but - someone needs to bring them - that's you.

****Don't know who to bring???? Ask the Holy Spirit for help. He will help you.****


Below is one man's testimony of a changed life after meeting this Jesus that

Max talks about.  ( ***lives will be changed at this meeting*** )

 I was a DOPE PUSHER, owned a Night Club and was hopelessly enslaved by alcohol

and drugs. Then JESUS found me and liberated me. Pastor Max Solbrekken

cast the demons out of me and the blood of Jesus Christ cleansed my soul.

God filled me with the Holy Spirit and I have not been the same since.                         

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    Max Solbrekken Gospel Crusade in Port au Prince, Haiti, 1973

Meet Pastor Max Solbrekken at 12:00 Noon on March 2 at the FGBMI Luncheon at Andrea's Restaurant 20227 - 56 Ave. Langley BC and at 7:00 PM on March 1 & 2 at the Vancouver Native Pentecostal Church 304 East 26 Ave (Sofia & 26th.) and receive God's blessings. - Donna Solbrekken

Dr. Max Solbrekken preaching in front of a 
beautiful painting of Christ's cross in Norway
                                                   By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
    “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the CROSS OF CHRIST should be made of none effect. For the PREACHING OF THE CROSS is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. But we preach CHRIST CRUCIFIED, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness, but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” (1 Cor. 1: 17, 18, 23, 24)
    For many years, the Christian Church has presented the claims of Jesus Christ to be able to save lost souls, heal the sick and liberate the suffering and wounded and granting Eternal Life, on the basis of His shed blood, vicarious death and glorious resurrection.
     With gusto and great fervour, saints of God have preached the Word and written songs, proclaiming the power of the shed blood of Jesus Christ to break every fetter and to set the captives free. Hallelujah!
      In his book, ‘The Cruciality of the Cross’ Dr. Henry Mabie writes: “The Greek word used by Paul in 1 Cor.1: 18, is Logos...” not preaching but “the subject matter of preaching; with the very essence of that which was to be preached; with the Logos of the Cross, which constituted a rationale, it’s Divine reason, a reason which…he declares to be the wisdom of God. This ‘Logos of the Cross’ is conceived by Paul to be the key which unlocks the riddle of the universe, solves all mysteries and reconciles all things.”
                            A SUBJECT MATTER SO MAGNANIMOUS!
     The sacrificial death of the incarnated (God in human flesh) Son of God to redeem the world, is a subject matter so powerful, so magnanimous and so incomprehensible that mortal man can only stand in holy awe at its immensity, enormity and grandiose love that we are left speechless!
    The blood of Jesus Christ which He freely gave for sinful, rebellious and hell-bound, guilty sinners, purges our consciences from all guilt, delivers us from the power of sin and liberates us from Satan and his evil kingdom, for time and eternity!
     And as Dr. Henry Mabie states: “This Logos of the Cross is conceived by Paul to be the key which unlocks the riddle of the universe, solves all mysteries and reconciles all things.”
     I agree one hundred per cent with that analysis and commentary - which is the greatest I have ever heard - but still doesn’t even begin to cover the eternal consequences of the incarnation, passion, death and resurrection of Christ Jesus our Lord, Creator and God!
     St. Paul came closer when He wrote: “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.” (1 Cor.2: 9)
    How helpless we are without His indwelling presence and yet how strong when He is moving within us by His awesome power. How amazing that the God of Heaven and Ruler of the Universe would deign to identify Himself with mere earthlings and to dwell within us.
     It has been said that truth is stranger than fiction. It is difficult to understand why so many have been blinded by Satan and coerced into rejecting Jesus Christ, Who gives Eternal Life freely to all who humble themselves and receive Him as Lord and Saviour!
     That men and women endowed with a free will would choose to follow a murderous Liar, manipulating Deceiver and the despicable Enemy of God down the broad road that leads to perdition and Hell is an enigma of the very worst kind! How is it possible that thinking individuals made in the image of God, could become so deceived?
                                           GOD'S ABSOLUTE INTEGRITY!
     And yet, Almighty God in His absolute integrity and fairness and knowing the wickedness and cunning of the defrocked and fallen Lucifer, still created our first parents Adam and Eve and placed them in Eden's Garden with a free will to follow good and reject evil!
    After their disastrous fall by committing high treason against their Creator and God, the love of our Heavenly Father drove them out of Eden so they would not partake of the fruit on the Tree of Life and live forever in their sins!
    In His great mercy, God made a way of escape from their sins and the snare of the Devil, through the sacrificial system which pointed to Christ. In passing judgment on the serpent as an accomplice of Satan, He laid out His great plan of salvation which had been hidden in His heart from before the foundation of the world.
     He said: "I will put enmity between thee and the woman and between thy seed and her SEED (Christ); It shall bruise (crush) thy head, and thou bruise His heel." (Gen 3:15)
    This is what we call in theology, the 'Law of the First Mention'! The first mention is of the Deliverer Whom God would send to crush Satan's head. The second is the Virgin Birth of the Deliverer. He is called the SEED of the woman! God's only begotten Son would be incarnated (God in human flesh) to emancipate Adam's fallen race through the sacrifice of Himself, to meet the demands of divine justice in payment for our sins!
    How could anyone with a natural mind, if not inspired by the Holy Spirit, be able to digest these amazing truths? The Bible clearly states: “But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Cor.2: 14)
     There is a vast difference between the carnal and the spiritual man. And because we have not allowed the Liar any place in us, we can truthfully and boldly declare that God is omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all knowing), omnipresent (everywhere present at once).
    We know that God's Word is incomprehensible (unknowable) and that Jesus Christ is TRUE GOD from eternity and TRUE MAN through His incarnation (born of a virgin) and the Only Saviour of the world.
   St. Paul was not a believer in Jesus Christ at first. He was a blatant blasphemer, injurious and a hater of believers in Christ. That all changed when he met JESUS on the Damascus Road. (Acts 9, 22 and 26).
     He stated: "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new. 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." (2 Cor.5:17-20)
     Again he stated: "But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory." (1 Cor. 2: 7, 8)
     Here is the real reason so many reject the Saviour Jesus Christ: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    "For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
     "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone that doeth evil hates the light that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." (John 3: 16-21)
                                   THE CASE FOR CHRIST OUR LORD!
     Loudly and triumphantly, I make the case for Christ! There is no-one like Him. He is the One and Only Saviour of the world. He is the Great Physician Who heals us from all our sorrows, problems, sins and diseases! He baptizes believers with the Holy Spirit and Fire!
    The Bible says: "He came unto His own and His own received Him not. But as many as received, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name." (John 1: 11, 12)
    Believe on Him today and He will give you the power to become His ADOPTED CHILD: "Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in Heavenly places in Christ.
    "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." (Eph.1:2-11)
    "But this Man, because He continues ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore He is able also to SAVE them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever lives to make intercession for them." (Heb. 7: 25)
   JESUS OUR SUBSTITUTE: "For such an high priest became us, Who is Holy, Harmless, Undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher hat the heavens. Who needs not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for His own sins, and then for the people: for this He did once, when He offered up Himself." (/Heb.7: 26, 27)
    JESUS' ENDLESS LIFE: "For that after the similitude of Melchisedec there arises another priest, Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an ENDLESS LIFE. For He testifies, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec." (Heb. 7: 15-17)
     Jesus Christ declared: "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead.
    "And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not, I am the First and the Last: I am He that Lives and was dead; and behold, I AM ALIVE forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of Hell and of Death." (Rev. 1: 8, 17, 18)
      JESUS IS MY LIFE: He said: "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine, no more can ye, except ye abide in Me. I am the Vine, ye are the branches:
     "He that abides in Me and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: For without Me, ye can do NOTHING. If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." (John 15: 4-7)
     Again our Lord promised: "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. At that day ye shall know that I am in My Father, and YE in ME, and I in YOU. He that hath My commandments and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him and will manifest Myself to him.
      "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him and we (My Father and I) will come unto him, and make our abode with him." (John 14: 18-20, 21, 23).
     "I am the LIVING BREAD which came down from Heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
      "Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eats My flesh and drinks my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is meat indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.
     "He that eats My flesh and drinks My blood, dwells in ME and I in him. As the Living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father; so he that eats Me shall live by Me. This is the BREAD which came down from Heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna and are dead: he that eats of this bread shall live forever." (John 6: 51-58)
     After stating that to receive Eternal Life we must eat His flesh and drink His blood, Jesus clearly emphasized that He was speaking about the spiritual experience of becoming ONE with Him and the Heavenly Father, through the Holy Spirit.
     He was NOT advocating eating His actual physical flesh and drinking His physical blood. It was an analogy of the nearness, closeness and oneness of Jesus Christ to His Children through the new Birth!
    It is drawing strength and life from Him Who purchased our Redemption by His atoning work through His intense suffering and vicarious death on the cross. "He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him and with His STRIPES we are healed." (Is. 53: 4.5)
    Our Lord Jesus said: "It is the spirit that quickens (makes life); the FLESH profits NOTHING; the words that I speak into you, they are spirit and they are life." (John 6: 63)
     This is the great Mystery that was revealed to St. Paul through the Holy Spirit, namely, Christ entering into the very innermost being of believers at the time of conversion to Jesus Christ!
      He said: "Even the Mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to His saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this Mystery among the Gentiles; which is CHRIST IN YOU, the Hope of Glory." (Col.1: 26, 27)
     When we received Christ as personal Saviour, He took up His abode in our hearts and lives! By Jesus Christ living within us through the blessed Holy Spirit we automatically receive His life within our being! He gives us His life because He is the Creator and the Life giver! We draw His life into ourselves by becoming a part of Him, as He enters our lives with His Holy Spirit!
      Through our union with Jesus Christ we are protected from the power of Darkness which is seeking to envelope the world. The Blood of Jesus Christ is the only solvent that is able to wash sinners from the filth, stench and corruption - both spiritually and physically - that is Satan's signature plan and strategy! Christ's Victory is Satan's Defeat and our Liberty!
    St. Paul states: "If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are Above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. 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 ye also appear with Him in Glory.
     "Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence and covetousness, which is idolatry. For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience."
      Jesus spoke of the 'PROMISE OF THE FATHER' to His disciples before His departure to Heaven. He was referring to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon His band of followers, who would comprise the Church (called out ones) which He would build.
     The HOLY BIBLE says: "In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink. He that believeth on Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
    "But this He spake of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because Jesus was not yet glorified." (John 7:37-39)
     What an honour to be filled with God, the Blessed Holy Spirit! To be called by the Holy Spirit, saved by the precious BLOOD of Jesus Christ and filled with that Holy Spirit of Promise and be led by His nail scarred hand!
     The great Apostle to the Gentiles stated: "For in Him (Christ) we live, and move, and have our being..." (Acts 17: 28)
     Jesus said: "As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you: continue ye in My love If ye keep y commandments, ye shall ABIDE IN MY LOVE; even as I have kept My Father's commandments, and abide in His love.
      "These things have I spoken unto you, that My JOY may remain in you, and that your JOY might be full. This is My commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you." (John 15: 9-12).
      St. Paul testified: "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)
    St John declared: "Ye are of God little children, and have overcome them (evil spirits): because Greater is He that is IN YOU, than he that is in the world." (1 John 4: 4). Greater is Jesus Christ Who purchased our forgiveness, peace, joy, healing and abundant life through His death on the Cross.
     He ABIDES within us together with the blessed Holy Spirit, Who leads us and gives us the wisdom, strength and power of the Risen Jesus Christ to show forth the love, mercy and grace of God to a lost and dying world!
     Christ's Victory is Satan's Defeat and our Liberty! Amen.

Friday, February 17, 2017

By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
Dr. Max Solbrekken interviewing
former Mormon Bishop Mark Laubman 
on Community 10 TV, Camrose AB, 2016
     Mark Laubman, after 35 years with the  Mormon cult, was recently born again at People's Church in Edmonton. During last summer's House of prayer Camp Meeting on Highway 623 New Sarepta, AB, he was baptized with the Holy Spirit, speaking with other tongues. A few days later, he was healed of diabetes. 
     Since that time he has grown rapidly through prayer, Bible study, and witnessing everywhere possible to anyone with an open ear.
  Recently, Mark began taking a course in homiletics. Some of his friends and coworkers perceived his desire to put together Scripture, human interest stories, illustrations and the promises of Jesus in a Gospel message. 
  Three fellow workers have invited him to their home to practice his preaching on their family members. His mother shared with her 25-member Bridge Club that he was studying homiletics, and they invited him to practice on them. What an opportunity to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to his fellowman! And what an example this new Christian is now to many long-time Christians who have left their first love for Jesus and His gospel ,
                         PETER'S PENTECOSTAL MESSAGE!
    Quoting the Holy Scriptures while preaching is always right, but promulgating one's own philosophical and ideological bent is not! 
   Peter's message was powerful because it was the truth. His sermon was effective because he was motivated by Spirit of the Lord. It cut to the heart because it was filled with Holy Scriptures. It was emotional because Peter was emotional and it was convicting because the message of the cross convicts of sin. It brought salvation because the blood of Jesus brings forgiveness, peace and assurance!
    "But Peter standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words"For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 
  "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and daughters shall prophecy, and your men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams:
      "And on My servants and handmaidens will I pour out in those days of My Spirit upon all flesh: and they shall prophesy...And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  "Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved by God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:    
  "Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain. Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that He should be holden of it...
   "This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we are all witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, He had shed forth  this, which ye now see and hear.
  "Therefore let all the House of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, Whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. 
                         PRICKED IN THEIR HEARTS!
    "Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
   "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the  gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
    "And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then, they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
    "And they continued steadfastly in the apostle's doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers." (Acts 2: 14-18, 21-24, 32, 36-42)
     The Holy Spirit had filled 120 followers of the crucified, risen and ascended Jesus Christ. The Spirit-filled believers overflowed in their glorification of the Lord, speaking in various tongues which attracted the attention of many.
    Word spread like wild fire among the thousands of observant Jews who had gathered from many nations to celebrate the annual feast of  Pentecost. They all gathered together to see and hear this phenomenon.
   Simon Peter tied the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to the prophecy of Isaiah. He boldly declared that the One Who had sent the Holy Spirit was the glorified, Living Jesus, Whom their leaders had colluded with the Roman Authorities to crucify. He accused them of killing their Messiah, Whom Almighty God had sent among them.
     He declared that God would forgive their sins if they would cry out for mercy, and in faith receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. The outcome of Simon Peter's powerful sermon was that 3,000 unbelievers were born again that day! 
                      REPENTANCE IS THE KEY!
   God commanded: "Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet and show My people their sins." (Is. 58:1); "Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly. Gather the people, sanctify the congregation...
   "Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare Thy people, O Lord." (Joel 2:15-17); "Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, PREPARE to meet thy God O Israel." (Amos 4:12). 
    "If My people which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will FORGIVE their sin and will HEAL their land. (2 Ch.7: 14)
    King David's prayer is a sermon: "Have mercy upon me O God, according to Thy loving kindness: according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity and cleanse me from my sins.
     "For I acknowledge my transgressions and my sin is ever before me. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean. Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow. Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
      "Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free Spirit." (Ps. 51: 1-3, 7,9-12)
     David had sinned grievously. He had committed adultery with Bathsheba and had her husband murdered. God's prophet confronted him. The king was smitten with a great fear that God would cut him off forever. 
     He cried out: "Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me." In His great love and mercy, God forgave him and restored him!
   John the Baptist admonished: "Repent ye: for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand." (Matt. 3:2); "Repent ye and believe the Gospel." (Mark 1:15). Jesus of Nazareth said: "Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." (Luke 13: 3) 
     St. Peter declared: "Repent and be baptized  every one of you in he Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." (Acts 2:38) 
  Stephen, the first Christian Martyr, delivered a detailed history of Israel and God's miracles in the lives of their ancestors. His anointed discourse ended with a stinging rebuke of their sins of rejecting and crucifying their Messiah.
     He charged, "Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. Which of the prophets have ye not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:       
   "Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it. When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
   "But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looking up steadfastly into Heaven,  and saw the glory of  God. Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord. And they cast him out of the city, and stoned him; and the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.
     "And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep." (Acts 7: 51-60)
    Stephen's extraordinary sermon was so 'on target' that it stirred the devil within the enemies of the gospel and revealed their hatred for Christ's Gospel. And it cost him his life! 
   Jesus didn't promise us a rose garden. He did, however, promise that He would be with us unto the end of the world. He freely gives us His power over sin, fear, disease and Satan. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit empowers us to preach His Gospel and fills our lives with peace and joy as we serve Him with all our heart.  
    Here is His Word of truth: "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 righteous is of Me. saith the Lord." (Is. 54: 17)
     Herein are four great truths for Believers: 
1. No weapon that Satan or his minions conspire against us, will prosper. It will come to naught. God says so and we must believe it and stand on His promise! (2 Cor. 10: 4,5; Luke 10: 17-19) 
2. Every tongue that shall rise against us in judgment, we shall condemn. That includes the lies that Satan the 'Great Liar' brings to condemn you.  Resist him in the Faith and he will flee! (1 Peter 5:8, 9; James 4: 7)
3. This is our heritage as believers in Christ. It belongs to us because we are children of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ our Lord. (Rom 8: 23-7;35-39)
4. It is all because of our precious Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Who purchased our eternal salvation by shedding His blood for us on Golgotha and rising from the dead for our justification! (John 15: 1-16; Rom.4: 20-25; 5: 6-10)
   He promised: "So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of my mouth. It shall not return again void, but it shall accomplish that which I please and it shall prosper in the thing where unto I sent it." (Is. 55: 11)
   Writing to former pagans, St. Paul declared that according to the Holy Scriptures, the resurrection of Jesus Christ PROVED Him the Son of God!                    
    "Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh, And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness by the resurrection of the dead." (Rom, 1:3,4) 
     In no uncertain terms he lays out Who Jesus is. He Who was God from Eternity was incarnated (God in human flesh). He had come to earth to die for our sins. He was MADE of the seed of David according to the flesh. (Phil. 2:5-11) 
    His resurrection from the dead gave Him the power and the right to offer Eternal Life to all who receive Him. (John 1: 11, 12). St. Paul declares that he is a DEBTOR to the pagan Romans. He is compelled to preach and he must preach the Gospel to them. And, he states that he is READY to do so. 
     He trumpets out the clarion call, "For I am NOT ASHAMED of the Gospel of Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation, to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Rom. 1:14-16)
  He warns: "For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them: for God hath shown it unto them.
     "For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead: so they are without excuse." Rom. 1:18-20). Amen.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Max Solbrekken World Mission
Box 44220 RPO Garside
Edmonton, AB T5V 1N6
W.W. Freeman in centre. Don Gossett on 
the left and Max Solbrekken on our right.

Dear Christian Friends,
   Greetings in Jesus' dear Name!
   Donna and I will be in Langley and Vancouver for three powerful services on March 1 & 2.
    Presently we are in Hawaii where God has given us some rest as well as strong ministry among the Filipino Brethren, whom we have known since 1980. 
   We have to be back in Saskatchewan for March 4 & 5 but could not resist the invitation to visit BC on our way back home.
    We lived in White Rock from the fall of 1963 until the fall of 1969 when God called us to move to Edmonton, where we have resided until now. 
   Above is a picture of our Crusade with W.W. Freeman which my good friend Don Gossett and I arranged in January 1966 at the Kingsway Motor Hotel. For the first few days we had to plow snow, but the snow soon melted and we had a powerful meeting.
     On the first evening, Brother Freeman reached down and touched a soul seeking salvation, when suddenly she declared, “My deaf ear just opened. I can now hear perfectly!”  A touch from God's servant in Jesus' name produced a miracle. 
   In 1949, William W. Freeman was supernaturally called of God and witnessed some of the greatest miracles ever seen. Don Gossett was his assistant for several years and saw a blind, deaf and dumb mongoloid teenager instantly made whole. As a result of that miracle 1,500 members of the Greek Community in that US city came to Christ as Saviour.
    Don Gossett and I invited Rev. Don Moore and Pastor Curtis Mitchell to join us as well. It was a great send off for Tom Tutyko and myself as we embarked a week later for our first 3 1/2 month Crusade For Christ across the world, beginning in Hong Kong and ending in Jerusalem!
    Please meet Donna and me at the following meetings:

* VANCOUVER, BC – Wed. & Thur. 7:00 PM, MARCH 1 & 2
Vancouver Pentecostal Church, 304 East 26 Ave. (Sofia & 26th.)
* LANGLEY, BC – Thursday 12:00 NOON, MARCH 2
FGBMI Luncheon at  Andrea's Restaurant 20227 – 56 Ave

May our dear Lord Jesus Christ bless you, heal you and keep you, I pray!

In His holy and wonderful Name,
God's servant,
Pastor Max Solbrekken, 
2 Cor 4: 5 / Heb.13: 8
                             Max & Donna Solbrekken in Hawaii