Friday, April 27, 2018

Middle East Braces For A Tense May


In May 1967, the security situation in the Middle East began to deteriorate as Egypt expelled UN peacekeepers from Sinai and three Arab nations mobilized their forces along Israel's borders.

Israel eventually launched a preemptive strike in early June and decisively defeated Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.

"In the last Independence Day ceremonies I was reminded of the independence ceremonies of '67," Yadlin said. "The Jerusalem parade, everyone was satisfied, but they didn't pay attention to the beginning of developments that snowballed into the Six Day War."

Yadlin also warned against Israeli complacency and overconfidence. He pointed to Israel's failure to predict the 1973 Yom Kippur War, in which Egypt and Syria caught Israel unaware on its holiest day and inflicted heavy casualties on the Jewish state before being defeated by the IDF.

"When the heads of state talk about Israel as a superpower, it also reminds me of the noises from '73," Yadlin stated. "So let's be more modest, more careful, and understand where we're going."

Yadlin pointed to recent escalations between Israel and Iran in Syria. In February, an Iranian drone infiltrated Israeli airspace. It was later found to be laden with explosives, apparently for a terror attack. Israel retaliated by striking the control center for the drone and Syria's anti-aircraft system.
Without a doubt, the heat is on for pro-lifers across this great Dominion. Just consider this...
  • Bubble zones are popping up across the land, blocking our peaceful, prayerful, life-saving witness.
  • Summer jobs funding is being denied to any groups that espouse preborn human rights.
  • Health care providers are being pressured to be complicit in abortion and euthanasia.
  • Our country has committed to fund abortion overseas - even where it is not wanted.
  • Our prime minister is spreading the lie that abortion is an established Canadian right - it is not!
In times like these, we need to muster our resolve and commit ourselves afresh to the battle. We are fighting for life. Are you ALL IN?
One of the best opportunities we will have all year to "gather the troops" and take a stand for life is at the national March for Life in Ottawa on Thursday, May 10th. (March for life is an annual event hosted by Campaign Life Coalition -
It is expected that over 20,000 passionate pro-life Canadians - young and old, from every part of this country - will assemble on Parliament Hill for this historic event.
It will be a great time of fellowship, encouragement, prayer, and witness for life. Not only will we be marching through the streets of Ottawa, but we will be hearing from a line-up of top pro-life leaders, politicians, and clergy.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Belgium: First Islamic State In Europe?
The leaders of the ISLAM Party apparently want to turn Belgium into an Islamic State. They call it "Islamist democracy" and have set a target date: 2030. 

According to the French magazine Causeur, "the program is confusingly simple: replace all the civil and penal codes with sharia law. Period". Created on the eve of the 2012 municipal ballot, the ISLAM Party immediately received impressive results. Its numbers are alarming.

The French acronym of Belgium's ISLAM Party stands for "Integrity, Solidarity, Liberty, Authenticity, Morality". The leaders of the ISLAM Party apparently want to turn Belgium into an Islamic State. They call it "Islamist democracy" and have set a target date: 2030.

The effect of this new party, according to Michaƫl Privot, an expert on Islam, and Sebastien Boussois, a political scientist, could be the "implosion of the social body". Some Belgian politicians, such as Richard Miller, are now advocating banning the ISLAM Party.

The French weekly magazine Le Point details the plans of the ISLAM Party: It would like to "prevent vice by banning gaming establishments (casinos, gaming halls and betting agencies) and the lottery". Along with authorizing the wearing the Muslim headscarf at school and an agreement about the Islamic religious holidays, the party wants all schools in Belgium to offer halal meat on their school menus. 

Redouane Ahrouch, one of the party's three founders, also proposed segregating men and women on public transport. Ahrouch belonged in the 1990s to the Belgian Islamic Center, a nest of Islamic fundamentalism where candidates for jihad in Afghanistan and Iraq were recruited.

The ISLAM Party knows that demography is on its side. Ahrouch has said, "in 12 years, Brussels will principally be composed of Muslims". In the upcoming Belgian elections, the ISLAM Party is now set to run candidates in 28 municipalities. 

"Nearly a third of the population of Brussels already is Muslim, indicated Olivier Servais, a sociologist at the Catholic University of Louvain. "The practitioners of Islam, due to their high birth rate, should be the majority 'in fifteen or twenty years'. Since 2001... Mohamed is the most common name given to boys born in Brussels".

The ISLAM Party is working in a favorable environment. According to the mayor of Brussels, Yvan Mayeur, all the mosques in the European capital are now "in the hands of the Salafists". 

A few weeks ago, the Belgian government terminated the long-term lease of the country's largest and oldest mosque, the Grand Mosque of Brussels, to the Saudi royal family, "as part of what officials say is an effort to combat radicalization". Officials said that the mosque, was a "hotbed for extremism".

A confidential report last year revealed that the police had uncovered 51 organizations in Molenbeek with suspected ties to jihadism.

Perhaps it is time for sleepy Belgium to begin to wake up? Belgistan?  Sharia Showdown Looms In Brussels:

Pope John Paul II’s Frightful Vision of a Muslim Europe

By JOHN ZMIRAK Published on November 28, 2017 • 25 CommentsJohn Zmirak
recent report from LifeSiteNews. It cites and translates a report from an Italian newspaper, La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana:
A close friend of Saint John Paul II has affirmed that the late pope, revealed to have been a mystic, told him that Europe would be invaded by Islam.
Speaking to a large group at the hermitage of “Saints Peter and Paul” this past October, Monsignor Mauro Longhi of the Opus Dei prelature recounted a conversation he had with the late pontiff in March of 1993 on one of their many hiking trips in the mountains. Having got ahead of the rest of their companions, Longhi and St. John Paul took a sandwich break.
In video footage of the October talk, Longhi is heard saying that he noticed that the saint’s hands were trembling. (John Paul’s Parkinson’s disease had not yet been revealed in 1993.) The pope noticed the then-young man’s gaze.
“Dear Mauro, it’s old age,” he explained.
Longhi jumped in to say, “But, no, Holiness, you are young.”
“It’s not true,” the pope snapped back. “I say that I am old because I am old.”
Longhi continued: “Then Wojtyla changed tone, and making me privy to one of his night-time visions, told me:
“‘Tell this to those whom you will meet in the Church of the third millennium. I see the Church afflicted by a deadly scourge. Deeper, more painful and more deadly than those of this millennium’, referring to … communism and Nazi totalitarianism. ‘It’s called islamism. They will invade Europe. I saw the hordes coming from the West to the East’, and he described to me the countries one by one: from Morocco to Libya to Egypt, and so on to the eastern parts. The Holy Father added, ‘They will invade Europe, Europe will be like a cellar, old relics, shadowy, cobwebs. Family heirlooms. You, the Church of the third millennium, will have to contain the invasion. Not with armies, armies will not suffice, but with your faith, lived with integrity.’ ”

Monday, April 23, 2018

By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
     For years, pundits from the Religious world as well as those from the press, have written about the phenomena called variously ‘A Religious Awakening’ or ‘Revival in the Church’.
   The Bible says, "Wilt thou not Revive us again: that Thy people may rejoice in Thee? Show us Thy mercy, O Lord and grant us Thy Salvation." (Psalm 85: 6, 7)
    The most vital thing we need in Canada and elsewhere in this 'Midnight Hour', is a return to Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible! And that, necessitates a deep conviction of SIN and sorrow for our cavalier and insulting attitude toward our Lord and His Word!
      Repentance toward God and Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ are the two pillars of the Christian Faith. They are necessary for receiving His forgiveness, peace and the assurance of eternal salvation! Without repentance there is no saving faith and without faith there would be no salvation.
     The Bible says: 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)
   “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men to Repent: Because He hath appointed a day, in which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised him from the dead." (Acts 17: 30, 31)
 "Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, Repentance toward God, and Faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." (Acts 20: 21)
   Before his death in an alleged terrorist plane crash in 1956, Dag Hammarsjold, the First Secretary General of the United Nations and a Swedish diplomat stated: "Unless the world in the very near future returns to the old time Evangelical Religion it is irredeemably lost."
                              PRAYER IS ANOTHER KEY!
    Here is another powerful Key to Revival: "A prayer of Habakkuk, the prophet upon Shigionoth. O Lord, I have heard Thy Speech, and was afraid: O Lord REVIVE Thy Work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy." (Habakkuk 3: 12)
      The prophet was concerned about Israel and his people. While in prayer God warned him about coming judgment upon His people because of their sinfulness. The prophet was afraid and cried out for mercy. He asked for a revival of righteousness. Instead of judgment he craved a spiritual awakening. And he wanted it immediately in the midst of the years!
    He was saying, “O Lord, don’t wait until it is too late. Make Yourself known to us while there is still mercy to be had. And it You must
judge us, O Lord, in Your great WRATH, please show mercy!”
     The Bible gives us the key: “If My people which are called by My people shall humble themselves and PRAY, and seek MY face, and turn from their wicked way, then will I hear from Heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land.” (2 Chron.7:14).
There are four things we must do if we are to see a gracious REVIVAL. They are: Repentance, Prayer, Seeking God and Forsaking Sins. We call this verse, 'The Blueprint for Revival'. When God's people are willing to repent, pray and seek God's face in sincerity and faith and forsake their sins, He is ready and willing to forgive, receive us and fill us with His Holy Spirit and bless our land!
     Rev. Charles Spurgeon was a powerful Baptist preacher in London, England in the 19th Century. He pastored a large church seating several thousand people. One day a group of Ministers came to visit his great Church. They wanted to know the source of his spiritual power. Spurgeon took them to the basement of the church and opened the door to a room with 300 praying parishioners. He said, “Gentlemen, this is the source of my power!”
                          THEY OBEYED GOD TOTALLY!
     Nothing could stop the early Church apostles, disciples, deacons and other believers. They refused to compromise! They counted it a joy to be persecuted for Jesus’ sake. Here is their defense: 
And when they had set them in the midst, they asked: By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?  Then Peter filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and the elders of Israel,  
       “If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole: Be it known unto you all. And to the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, Who God raised Him from the dead, even by Him doth this man stand here before you whole.
      “This is the stone which was set at naught of you builders, which is become the Head of the Corner (Chief Corner Stone). Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4: 7-12)
      The Early Church leaders were so filled with God’s power and holy boldness that the Jewish Sanhedrin were taken aback when they witnessed the miracles performed under their hands, in Jesus’ name. They beat them, imprisoned them and warned them not to spread the Good News about Jesus the crucified and risen SAVIOUR around Jerusalem, however the disciples said: 
    “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)  
                             MIRACLES WAS ANOTHER KEY!
   “And by the hands of the apostles were many Signs and Wonders wrought among the people…And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women. Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of peter passing by might overshadow some of them.
    “There came also a multitude out of the cities round about Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed everyone.” (Acts 5: 12-16)
   Here is another KEY to Revival. After they had been warned repeatedly that they MUST NOT use the name of Jesus of Nazareth anymore in preaching or praying, they rejected their commands and became even more engaged in spreading Jesus’ gospel!
    “And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them. And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice with one accord, and said, Lord, Thou art God, which made Heaven and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is …
  “And now, Lord, behold their threatenings; and grant unto Thy servants, 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 had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spoke the Word of God with boldness.” (Acts 4: 23-31)
     The Holy Record shows that these men of God didn’t buckle or cave in to the demands of God’s enemies but stood firm and true to the commands of Jesus the Head of the Church, and were led constantly by the blessed Holy Spirit.
    They prayed for more miracles, not less! The modern church of today believes for less miracles in total opposition to the commands of Jesus, the ability of the Holy Spirit to produce those miracles in Jesus’ name and the example of the Early Church. 
     I stand with Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Word of God in opposition to the weakling compromisers of today who are making the Word of God of none effect by their refusal to obey God rather than man! Amen.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018




By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
    “And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.” (Mark 10: 27)
The little girl was watching the convict intently. She asked, "Who is that strange man with his hair shaved off and his hand chained to the policeman"?
"Don't look at him" said the mother, "He is a bad man whom they are taking to a penitentiary somewhere".
   "What will they do with him, Mommy?" asked the little girl. “They will put him in a cell with bars for windows and they will lock him up, so that he will not hurt anyone else."
   "Will his Mommy go there with him? Will anyone love him?" asked the concerned little girl.
    "He probably doesn't even have a Mommy, and nobody loves a bad man. Don't even look at him. He's awful and bad!"
   The little girl could not keep her eyes off the convict. Her eyes followed his every move. Finally she could stand it no longer. She pulled the red rose out of her mother's coat lapel, ran over to the convict, handed it to him and said, "Mr. Bad man, maybe nobody loves you, but God loves you and I love you too".
    Shaken, the prisoner took the flower just as her mother caught the little girl and carried her away for a spanking.
    The prisoner arrived at Sing Sing Prison - insolent, violent and vengeful. He was placed immediately in solitary confinement on death row. He was a vicious, cruel killer, guilty of murder. When the guards came to his cell he would snarl, growl and curse.
    Day after day however, a change was coming over the prisoner - he kept pacing back and forth, he did not snarl, growl or curse the guards and he neither ate nor slept.
    After one week, a guard looked in through the bars and noticed the prisoner reading the Bible with tears streaming down his face. The Chaplain was called and he approached the man on Death Row.
    He was simply sitting there repeating over and over the words, "Mr. Bad man maybe nobody loves you, but God loves you and I love you too". Pressed between the pages of that old Bible was a faded red rose!
   The prisoner experienced the revolutionary dynamics of conversion and was filled with God's love and compassion. The change was so significant that his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.
   A number of years ago, I read that he had passed away in prison of old age, after having led 365 souls to Christ!
There are a lot of people who feel defeated, overwhelmed by the problems of life and afraid to face the future with any degree of confidence!
And that is a sad state of affairs, because when the ‘giant of despair’ is allowed access to one’s thought process, it will dominate that person’s life and destroy his ability to control his own destiny!
Despair breeds despondency, fear and hopelessness, which in turn creates a quagmire of uncertainty that can open the door to tormenting demons of jealousy, rage and paranoia!
There is nothing as devastating to a person’s morale, than a feeling of total failure, utter hopelessness and deep perplexity, with apparently no way out! As near as I can understand the state of depression, having listened to the words of those who have been there and expressed the inner struggles of that darkness, it must be as I have written earlier in this essay!

     Early on that first resurrection morning, as the women made their way to Jesus’s tomb with spices to anoint His body as a final gesture of love and devotion and worship to Him, they had no thought of the guards who were keeping watch or the huge stone that had been rolled into place or the Roman seal that made the tomb secure!
    They thought only of their blessed Lord, Who had been violently and brutally beaten and executed as a common criminal between two thieves on the city garbage dump, Golgotha - the ‘place of a skull’.
    Their love and devotion for Jesus of Nazareth drove them forward in their desire for doing this service for their Lord, when suddenly they turned to one another saying: “Who will roll away the stone for us?” Read this inspired account from the Holy Bible:
    “And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away, for it was very great. And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were afraid.
     “And he saith unto them, be not afraid: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: He is risen; He is not here: behold the place where they laid Him.” (Mark 16: 3-6)
   My question is: “What about you? Are there some stones that keep you away from God’s blessing? Do you have a sin you can’t overcome, a memory you can’t erase, a hurt that won’t heal, a marriage that is breaking up, a job you can’t get, happiness that eludes you?
  “Is there an impossible situation staring you in the face? Possibly a loved one who is in trouble with the law, children on drugs, a family member hooked on witchcraft or the New Age Movement or some other false cult?”
    Jesus said: “With men this impossible, but not with God, for with God all things are possible.” (Mark 10: 27).
   I believe that Jesus told the truth and if you will put your trust in Him, everything will turn out alright! Speaking to the father of a deaf and dumb and epileptic son, Jesus said: “If thou can’t believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” (Mark 9: 23)
  The man cried out: “I believe. Help Thou mine unbelief!” Jesus immediately healed the boy! Trust God Almighty to answer your prayer when you call out to Him in the name of His glorified Son, Jesus Christ!

    The Bible says: “He came unto His own and His received Him not, but to as many as received Him, to them He gave the power to become the sons of God.” (John 1: 11-12)
   You don’t have the power, but He gives you the power to become His child! Jesus Christ said: “Except a man be born again, he cannot enter into or even see the kingdom of God.” (John 3: 3, 7). St. Paul wrote about the “Mystery of the Ages – Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Col. 1:13)
    There is a story of Satan making a house call at Martin Luther’s abode. When Luther answered a knock on the door, he was confronted by the devil.
With a stern voice, he inquired: “What do you want?” Old ‘Slewfoot’ answered: “I’m looking for Martin Luther.” The man of God countered: “He doesn’t live here anymore”: The devil asked: “Are you not Martin Luther?”
 The great Reformer quoted St. Paul: “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)
   Immediately, Satan was gone! Martin Luther knew the power of God’s Word to defeat the enemy of his soul. We must also recognize the power that God has invested in us, through His Word and the shed blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His amazing resurrection from the dead!
   In His book, 'Power Through the Holy Spirit', Dr. Hyman Appelman writes: “The Holy Spirit will not only give us a realization of the abiding presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. The question is not only, 'Is Jesus Jesus real to you?' but 'Does Jesus live in you?'
    “You will recall this story regarding Martin Luther. As he walked down the street one day, someone stopped him, tapping him on the breast, and said, “How is Martin Luther?” Luther replied quickly, 'Martin Luther doesn't live there anymore. Jesus Christ does.' Christ lived in Martin Luther.”
   St. Peter stated: “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things such as silver or gold…but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish or without spot.
    “Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.” (1 Peter 1:18-20)
  “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.”
                       YOUNG CONVERT & COMMUNIST!
    A young convert to Christ was ridiculed by a fellow worker - who was a communist - after being told of his new found faith! As the conversation unfolded, the older man said:
   “You will never be able to live the Christian life. It is too difficult. I’ve seen others try but they have failed. It’s too tough, you’ll never make it!”
   The young man asked: “Do you believe I could hold out for one minute?” The answer of course was, “Yes, of course.” Again he asked, “How about an hour?” And again, there was an affirmative reply. Then, the young man said: I’m going ask one more question.
     “Could I live the Christian life for twenty-four hours, if I really put my heart to it?” The older man thought for a while and replied: “Yes, I believe you could live it for an entire day.”
     The young convert then made this confession: “That is exactly what I will do. I will live the Christian life minute by minute, hour by hour and day by day and I will be victorious in Christ. He will give me the power by His Holy Spirit and I will not turn back!”
    A university student who was a member of the football team had just made his stand for Christ. He was motivated and began witnessing for Jesus on the Campus, by carrying his Bible with him to class!
    One day he was met by the team’s coach and a number of teammates. His coach began harassing him for packing a Bible and intimated that he was a sissy!
    The Christian replied that it took a real a man to carry the Bible and a coward would be afraid to do so. Then, handing it to the coach he said: “Here, if I’m such a sissy, you carry it for a while!”
     Make no mistake about it, it does take courage to stand straight and tall for Jesus Christ, in this wicked, sensual and perverted world!
   I have been there and done that! And, it feels great to know that you belong to the King of kings and Lord of lords! It is an honour to be linked with Jesus, the Champion for the weak, poor, sick and sinful of this world! To be a child of God and a representative of the Lord of Glory’! Hallelujah!
    When I was 24 years of age, I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour and worked in the business world as a born-again, Spirit-filled Christian! For six years after my conversion, I worked as a commercial traveller, for two different Food Companies.
    It was wonderful to have God operating through me, as ‘gave it all I had’! He blessed me with an abundance of business, a great salary, good friends among the other salesmen, as well as respect and loyalty from my customers and employers! Praise God!

   Are you labouring with weaknesses of the flesh or spirit, sins that you cannot overcome, temptations that you cannot withstand or fears that torment you? Do you suffer from anxiety, stress or a guilty conscience?
    Are you bitter, envious, jealous, filled with hate and resentment? Are you struggling with lust, perversion or paranoia?
   Hang in there! There is hope for you! We can help you through Jesus Christ our Lord! He is your friend! He is your hope and your peace! There are answers to your questions and solutions to your dilemmas found in the Bible, God’s Holy Book!
    Jesus said: “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” (Matt.11: 28). Jesus said: “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” (Heb. 13: 5); \
   “All power is given unto Me in Heaven and in earth...and lo I am with thee, even unto the end of the world.” (Matt. 18, 20). Jesus used a double imperative in Heb 13:5 - “I will never, no never leave thee. I will never, no never forsake thee…”
    “But ye shall receive power (authority) after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you.” (Acts 1: 8)
    St. John stated: “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.
    “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:7, 9)
    “Casting all your cares upon Him (Jesus) for He careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil goeth about, seeking whom he may devour...” (1 Peter 5:7,8)
    St. Paul stated: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim. 1: 7)

   You may feel that you are at the end of your rope and you have no future. The Devil may have convinced you that you are standing alone and no-one really cares about you.
    I have good news for you. If you love Jesus Christ, our Heavenly Father loves you and has promised to come and abide with you.
    Jesus said: “He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him and and will manifest Myself unto him...
     “If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and We come unto him and abide with him”
     Pastor Don Osborne of Quesnel, B.C. had a vision while being wheeled into the operating room for open heart surgery. He saw a large congested highway. All the vehicles had license plates that said, 'Understanding'. Suddenly, a single car on the outer lane passed them all. The licence plate read, 'Peace'. Don relaxed.
    The operation was a success! The Holy Bible says: “Be careful (anxious) for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4: 6,7)
   Reach out to Jesus, my friend, because He is reaching out to you! A Gospel song says, 'Only trust Him, only trust Him now, He will save you. He will save you. Only trust Him now! And He will heal you and make you well in spirit, soul and body!

    “And King Herod sent, and beheaded John in prison. And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
     “And his disciples came and took up the body and buried it, and went and told Jesus.” (Matt 14:10-12). That is all we can do. We bury our dead in the certain hope of the resurrection, knowing that we will see them again. Then, we tell it to Jesus! He knows and understands everything! His great heart reaches out to us all, in our times of sorrow and grief!
   The Bible says: “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
     “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 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.4:14-16)
    Jesus said: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor: He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.” (Luke 4: 18)

     You may feel that you are unable to carry on much longer. Our one and only hope is in Jesus Christ, who bore the heavy burden and weight of our sicknesses, diseases and pains for us on the rugged Cross.
   I have personally witnessed great numbers of infirm, sick and suffering people receive a miracle from JESUS Himself as I prayed for those afflicted in His Name!
    In 1994, I had the privilege of praying for Terry Somers at the Pentecostal Church in Lyttleton, New Brunswick. He had been severely injured in his spine seventeen years earlier in a mine accident and was on total disability. He had prayed for 17 years that he could die, because the nerve pain was so great.
    When Terry was with us a few years ago, he testified that he had worked in the woods ever since his miraculous healing and had not had a pain or taken a pill for 19 years, since Jesus healed him. 
  The leading orthopedic surgeon in New Brunwick examined him and wrote that Terry believed that God had healed him and so did he!
    The Bible says: “Surely, He hath borne our sicknesses (heb. makob), and carried our pains (heb. nasa): Yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 
    "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and with His stripes we are healed.” (Is. 53:4,5)
    Who His own Self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by Whose stripes we were healed.”(1 Peter 2: 24)
   “When the even was come, they brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils: And He cast out the spirits with His Word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses.” (Matt. 8: 16,17)
    “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities: Who healeth all thy disease.” (Ps. 103: 1-3)
    “Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” (James 5:14,15)

   The Lord's Prayer states: “Our Father which art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come in earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” (Matt. 6:9-15)
    “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father in Heaven forgive you.” (Verses 14, 15)
    “Then came Peter to Him, and said, Lord how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.” (Matt. 18: 21,22, 23-35)
    One servant owed the king 10,000 talents - more than $52 million. He begged for forgiveness and received it. He found a fellow servant who owed him $44, but would not forgive him.
    “So likewise shall My Heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not everyone his brother their trespasses.” (Verse 35)
    Since God has forgiven us our many sins, should we not forgive the much lesser sins our fellowman has done toward us?
     Jimmy Jeffrey was one of the most forgiving men whom I ever met. His wife left him with three little children and never came back. His first thoughts were to take the rifle and track down the man who stole his wife, but God led him to look into a trunk where they had stored some wedding gifts.
He found a New Testament. He had read that Winston Churchill said that the Bible is the deepest book ever written, so he started reading it. He stated: “That New Testament saved my life and kept me from committing murder.”
Heart broken, for six months he would lie downon the couch weeping, and read the New Testament until he would fall asleep. In his great grief and hatred, the Word of God healed him.
Then he met Tom Nash who had been in the Boer War in South Africa, and was converted in Dr. Charles Price's great Edmonton Crusade. Tom had later worked as a painter/decorator for the CNR Hotels. When he retired he travelled free on the railroad, and that is how met Jimmy Jeffery.
Jimmy invited Tom to stay with him for a few days on his farm near Francis Lake. He wanted to know about water baptism. One day in early spring, with some ice still floating around, he got Tom Nash into a boat at Francis Lake, pushed it into the water chest deep and Tom baptized him.
One week-end I was at Burns Lake on my Sales Route and Pastor David Rathjen asked me to preach on Sunday. I invited Tom Nash and Jimmy Jeffery to the the service and after an anointed prayer time, Jimmy began shaking under the power of God.
We drove out to Francis Lake and after lunch we were discussing the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Jimmy was so hungry for God and wanted to be filled. We prayed and again he was deeply moved but he had to milk the cows before going back to the evening service in Burns Lake.
Some time later Jimmy returned from the barn walking unsteadily carrying two pails of milk, speaking in tongues and praising God with milk splashing everywhere. God had filled him with the Blessed Holy Spirit in the barn, while he was milking the cows!
He said, “The hardest thing that Jesus asked me to do, was to forgive the man who stole my wife. And He asked me to pray for him and love him!”
I asked Jimmy how he could do it! He smiled and said, “All these years later, Jesus asked me to love him and he has done a miracle in my heart. And now with the joy I have received after receiving the Holy Spirit, my cup is running over.Thank you, Jesus!”
    Rev. Dale Lang of Taber, AB, whose son Jason was shot to death by a fellow student in his high school on April 28, 1999 stated: “Forgiveness is a gift from God. Without God’s love, I couldn’t have forgiven the young man who shot our son. This is too painful a thing to do on your own. With God in my heart, He has made it possible. I’ve been set free from bitterness and anger and unforgiveness, and that’s a wonderful gift.”
    Love is a True Sign of Christianity! Our Lord Jesus said: “A new commandment I give unto you. That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another.” (John 14: 34)

    A beautiful incident in the experience of Queen Victoria is worth sharing. It was published and is unquestionably authentic.
    The Queen had attended a service in St. Paul’s Cathedral and had listened to a sermon that interested her greatly; then she asked her Chaplain, “Can one be absolutely sure in this life of eternal safety?” His answer was, “I know of no way that one could be absolutely sure”.
    This was published in the Court News and fell under the eye of a humble minister of the Gospel, John Townsend, an intimate friend of George Mueller, whose life of faith led to the founding of his well-known orphanages. This John Townsend was the father of the famous “Sister Abigail”, another Christian of extraordinary faith and service.
     After reading of Queen Victoria’s question and the answer she received, John Townsend thought and prayed much about the matter, then sent the following note to the Queen:
    “To her gracious Majesty, our beloved Queen Victoria, from one of her most humble subjects;
With trembling hands, but heartfilled love, and because I know that we can be absolutely sure now of our eternal life in the Home that Jesus went to prepare, may I ask your Most Gracious Majesty to read the following passages of Scripture – John 3:16; John 5:24; Romans 10:9-10.
These passages prove there is full assurance of salvation by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ for those who believe and accept His finished work.

I sign myself, your servant for Jesus’ sake,”
John Townsend
    John Townsend was not alone in praying about his letter to the Queen. He took others into his confidence, and much prayer from many hearts went up to God. In about a fortnight he received a modest looking envelope containing the following letter:

To John Townsend;
Your letter of recent date received and in reply would state that I have certainly and prayerfully read the portions of Scripture referred to. I believe in the finished work of Christ for me, and trust by God’s grace to meet you in that Home of which He said, ‘I go to prepare a place for you’.”

(Signed) Victoria Guelph

    The BIBLE states: “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);
    “Verily, verily I say unto you, he that heareth My Word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (John 5:24);
    “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.        For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Rom. 10: 9, 10)
    “Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy.” (Jude 24)
    “For I know in 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)
    “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Cor. 10: 4,5).
                                  ARE CANADIANS GUILTY!
    “This know also, that in the last days, Perilous Times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, coveteous (lovers of money) boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy;
     Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent (out of control), fierce, despisers of those that are good, traiters, heady, high minded (conceited),
   “Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof. From such turn away.”(2 Tim. 3: 1-5)
1. Lovers of Self : selfish, hard - hearted people!
   German poet, Johan Wolfgang von Goethe said: “We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”
  On June 24, 1904 William Booth visited King Edward V11 at Buckingham Palace. The king begged him to write something in his autograph album:
   Here is what he wrote: Your majesty: Some men’s ambition is riches. Some men’s ambition is fame; Some men’s ambition is art; My ambition is the souls of men.
    Shortly before he died at age 83, he preached this message to 7,000 S.A. Soldiers in London: “While women weep as they do now, I’ll fight. While little children go hungry as they do now, I’ll fight; while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, I’ll fight; while there remains one dark soul, without the light of God, I’ll fight. I’ll fight to the very end!”
   Jesus said: “For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in; naked and ye clothed Me: I was sick, and ye visited Me: I was in prison, and ye     Verily      I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it unto the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.” (Matt. 41, 45, 46).
   William Penn stated: “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again!”
2. LOVERS OF MONEY – (coveteous)
    “For the love of money is the root of all evil; which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” (1 Tim. 6:10)
   Coveteousness: Bingo, VLTs, casinos, gambling, greed, avarice, lotteries, 'Day Traders' in Stock Market i.e. Enron - Anderson Accounting – cooking the books – Loan Sharks, Drug trade!
3. LOVERS OF PLEASURE more than lovers of God! Huge Stadiums, multimillion dollars contracts for hockey, baseball, soccer, football, basketball, etc.
   There is a huge increase in drug addictions leading to death, through drugs like crystal meth, ecstacy, cocaine, heroin, and fentenal. Far too many of our young people are wasting their lives, getting hooked and dying from drug overdoses.
   Like Jesus, let's get about our Father's business and reach out to the lost, sick and suffering and drag them into the Family of God! Please contact us and let us know if we can pray for you or help you in any way. Here is a stirring message from the founder of the Salvation Army.
'Not called!' did you say? 'Not heard the call,' I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father's house and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there. Then look Christ in the face — whose mercy you have professed to obey — and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish His mercy to the world. - William Booth

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