"Go Ye into all the World and Preach the Gospel...These Signs shall follow them that believe. In My Name, shall they cast out devils. They shall lay their hands on the sick and they shall recover." (Mk. 16: 15-20)
- THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
Max Solbrekken Haiti Crusade at Du Valier
Stadium, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1972
Max Solbrekken and Joseph Desreverus preaching in
Du Valier Stadium Port au Prince Haiti, 1972
Glorious miracle for 15 year-old insane boy, healed by
Jesus Christ in Max Solbrekken's 1972 Crusade at
Du Valier Stadium at Port au Prince, Haiti
MAKING A DEMAND
UPON CHRIST'S ABILITY
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
a woman having an issue of blood, which had spent ALL her living upon
physicians, but had not been healed of any, came behind Him and touched the hem
of His garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. And Jesus said, Who touched Me? And when all denied,
Peter and they that were with Him, said, Master, the multitudes throng Thee and
press Thee and sayest Thou, Who touched Me?
“And Jesus said, somebody hath touched Me:
for I perceive that virtue is gone out of Me. And when the woman saw that she
was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before Him, she declared unto
Him before all the people for what cause she had touched Him, and how she was
healed immediately. And He said
unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: Thy faith hath made thee whole; go
in peace.” (Luke 8:43-48)
MAKING A DEMAND UPON HIS ABILITY!
The Amplified Bible
translates this passage this way, “Somebody has made a demand upon My
Ability.” And that is exactly what the woman did. She made a demand
upon Christ’s ability to make her well! This marvelous account of the ministry
of Jesus Christ reveals many truths about God’s great love and power, and how
we may tap into His Healing Stream for our needs as well.
Our Lord was always busy
doing wonderful and miraculous things. When He wasn’t teaching or preaching, He
was healing the sick and suffering, casting out demons or performing other
signs and wonders.
The Bible states: “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 that were
possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the
palsy; and He healed them.” (Matt.4: 23, 24)
When Jesus saw the
people as sheep having no shepherd, He ministered His love, mercy and grace to
them through the Word of God and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
He declared: “My
Father worketh and I work…Verily, verily, I say unto you, the Son can do
nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do: for what things soever He
doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and
showeth Him all things that Himself doeth: and He will show Him greater works
than these that ye may marvel.” (John 5: 17, 19, 20)
“Then said Jesus unto
them: When ye have lifted up the Son of Man then shall ye know that I AM HE,
and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father hath taught Me, I speak these
things. And He that sent Me is with Me: for the Father hath not left Me alone; for
I do always those things that please Him.” (John 8: 28, 29)
THE HOLY SPIRIT DID
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, for God was with Him.” (Acts 10: 38)
Jesus relied totally on the Holy Spirit
which was given Him at the time of His baptism. (Mark 1:9 -11). He said: “But
if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God then the Kingdom of God is come unto
you. Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil His goods,
except he first bind the strong man and then he will spoil his house.” (Matt. 12: 28)
When our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
returned to the Gadarenes where He had earlier liberated an insane man from
many demons, the people eagerly welcomed Him back:
“Now the man out of whom the devils were
departed besought him that he might be with Him, but Jesus sent him away,
saying, Return to thine own house and show how great things God hath done
unto thee and he went his way and published throughout the whole city how great
things Jesus had done for him.
“And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was
returned, the people gladly received Him: for they were all waiting for Him.”
(Luke 8: 38-40). This is the key to Revival and to the
advancement of the church.
It is the key to a spiritual awakening. It can change the
spiritual complexion of an entire community! Testifying for Jesus Christ is the answer to the problems of lukewarm churches and discouraged pastors!
Jesus knew the value of a great
miracle to influence relatives and friends, so he sent the man who had been
insane and living among the tombs, back home to witness to his healing by
Christ. It is precisely what we should be doing today to advance the Kingdom of
God among us!
POLIO VICTIM HEALED IN MANILA!
In our 1966 Gospel Crusade in Manila,
six-year-old Sal Marisigan's stunted leg grew out between 12 to 15 inches in a
moment. Many people were moved upon by our Lord and
100 members of his extended family gave the hearts and lives to Christ, and
joined the church!
life had been dominated by the terrible disease called polio. His right leg was
hard like wood and 12 to 15 inches shorter than his other one. His mother
Josephine Gadula carried him to the Crusade. Her husband had deserted them. She
did not even have crutches for Sal. When they heard about the miracles that Jesus
Christ was doing at the Crusade they decided to attend.
She said, “Please heal my son.”
I said, “I cannot heal your son.” She said, “You have
healed my neighbours.” I answered, “If they were healed,
Jesus did it.” Josephine said, “Then, ask Jesus to heal my son
I answered, “I do not have the faith
and you know anything about this. Fast and pray for three days, read the Gospel
of John. Then, I will pray for Sal.”
Three days later they returned. Josephine
confessed that they had been upset: “I thought it was because we were
Catholics, but I realized that my neighbours were Catholics. The Holy Spirit
told me that what I was asked to do was not difficult; just fast for three days
and read John's Gospel.”
After reading St. John's Gospel they both
realized that they needed to be born again. And even if Sal did not get healed,
they still wanted to be saved. I said, “That is what I wanted to hear.” I knelt with them at the altar and they asked
Jesus to come into their hearts.
Then I placed Sal on a large communion table
and with hundreds watching, I laid my hands on his head and prayed. Suddenly,
his dead leg began to jump up and out and both legs became the same length. I
lifted him up and he stood for the very first time.
As I stepped away from the table his
mother wanted to steady him. I said, “Don't touch him. God has healed
him”. I put him on the floor, slapped him on his seat and said, “Run.”
He walked, fell and ran. And he is still walking today.
truth is that both Sal's mother and I touched Jesus with our faith. She
wouldn't give up, and by placing him on the Communion Table for everyone to
observe the miracle taking place, I was inadvertently touching Jesus with my
Thirteen years later, I was preaching at an
Assembly of God Church in Brooklyn, New York and 13 members of their family
were there, together with his grandparents. Sal was playing his guitar and
singing for Jesus.
outstanding miracle was so shocking that more than 100 members of their extended
family abandoned the Roman Catholic Church, and joined Bethel Temple in Manila,
Philippines. And Sal’s uncle Conrad Gadula became a preacher of the
Gospel of Christ in the United States. Praise God!
Jairus, the ruler of the synagogue, fell
at Jesus’ feet and besought Him to come to his home to minister life to his dying
daughter: “For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay
a dying. But as he went the people thronged Him.
"While He yet spake, there
cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter
is dead; trouble not the Master. But when Jesus heard it, He answered him,
saying, Fear not, believe only, and she shall be made whole.
“And when He came into the house, He
suffered no man to go in save Peter, and James, and John, and the father, and
the mother of the maiden. And all wept, and bewailed her: but He said, Weep
not: but she sleepeth. And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing that she was
"And He put them all out, and took
her by her hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. And her spirit came again,
and she arose straightway: and He commanded to give her meat.” (Luke 8: 42-48)
Not only did Jesus have compassion on the
people who had earlier driven Him away from their coasts, but He responded
immediately to the urgent request of the Ruler of the synagogue. While on His
way to Jairus’ home, a desperately sick woman reached out in faith by
touching His garment and received an instant miracle!
Jesus immediately turned around asking, “Who
touched Me?” When those near Him remonstrated, He said: “Somebody touched
Me, for I perceive that virtue has gone out of Me!” (Amp). When the woman
who had been healed admitted that she touched Him and received a miracle, He
said: “Daughter, be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee whole: go in
JESUS IS ALWAYS DOING MIRACLES!
The Miracles of Christ are given to
needy people who truly believe in Him. He knows when someone has touched
Him by faith. He compliments us for our faith in Him. Jesus was true God from
Eternity and true Man by the virgin birth and He ministered in the power of the
Holy Spirit to all who came to Him with their needs. He healed all whom He touched and all those
who touched Him in faith.
The truth is that the woman who reached out in
faith by touching the Master made a demand upon His ability. She knew that she
was unable to help herself and that all the Physicians had failed her. She also knew that Jesus Christ had the power
to heal her and unlike the physicians, He didn’t charge for the healing!
By sheer determination and heart-felt
faith in the ‘Man from Galilee’, who had cast out a myriad of demons from the “Maniac
of Gadara’, this woman who had hemorrhaged for twelve years, pressed
through the crowd and took her Miracle from God.
She touched the hem of His garment - the Ribbon of Blue – which devout Jews
had sewed into their robes that spoke of the Righteousness of God. She was
not disappointed! Immediately, the blood flow stanched and her strength
returned. The miracle happened when by faith she made a demand on His
Ability! You can do the same!
MY MOTHER RECEIVED A MIRACLE!
people have heard me preach a message titled, ‘The Snake is Dead’. In it, I share God’s Word about the prophecy
that Almighty God delivered to Satan after Adam and Eve’s tragic fall. God told
the Devil: “And I will put enmity
between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her Seed. It shall bruise (Crush) your head and thou
shalt bruise His heel.” (Gen.3:15
this prophecy Almighty God laid out His great plan of salvation: He would send
the Deliverer to crush Satan’s head. The Deliverer would be born of a
virgin and thereby sinless, and through His vicarious death would meet the
demands of God’s Justice against the sin of High Treason committed by our first
Deliverer would be His own Son whose heel would be bruised through death, but
healed in His resurrection from the dead! God the Father has arranged
everything for our benefit. By praying in faith and binding the demons of
infirmity and disease in Jesus’ name, the gift of faith touches the hem of His
My Mother, Anne Hestekind, was instantly healed of a serious 6
year-long illness while seeking God at the Bethesda Healing Home, near Oslo
Standing in the room at the Bath House leading to the water, as in
the Pool of Bethesda, she thought about the ice-cold water of the North Sea. She
decided to take the walk in Jesus’ name. Suddenly, a warm feeling came all over her and she walked into the water and
out again perfectly well. She boarded the train and walked 26 kilometers
to her home. She got married, bore six children and was not ever sick of that disease
What was that warm feeling that
came over her? It was the blessed Holy Spirit. He is the Healer whom Jesus sent
to the Church on the Day of Pentecost so many years ago! It was the Holy
Spirit of God which enveloped her and made her perfectly well.
A wonderful miracle
happened during the first meeting of the 1968
Filadelfia Tabernaklet, Oslo Norway. During my message, a woman lifted
her hand to get my attention. I stopped preaching and asked what she wanted.
Excitedly, she said: “For ten years I have suffered terrible
pains affecting the mobility of my leg. Just now, I felt a large warm hand on
my thigh and all the pains are gone. I can move my leg without pain.
I asked her to run down
the aisle. She did with great joy. All pains were gone! And the people rejoiced,
as the Revival leaped forward with God answering prayer, and great blessing for the
next three weeks!
MELBA PHILIPS HEALED BY CHRIST!
In the 1980’s, I was conducting Divine
Healing Services in Vancouver, BC together with Dr. D.H. Phillips. He shared
the testimony of the miraculous recovery after his tragic automobile accident.
His wife Melba came to be with us in that meeting. Unknown to me, Melba had
suffered many years with Raynaud’s syndrome.
Her feet and legs were ice cold and when
at home in California, even in the summer, she wore sheepskin shoes around the
house. Her husband Durwin stated that if his wife’s feet touched his leg while
in bed, he would wake up from the freezing cold in her feet. Two of her uncles
had suffered from the same disease and had to have amputations.
That evening I preached on, ‘Emmanuel:
God with us’ declaring that Jesus is called Emmanuel and that He is
with us; and through the blessed Holy Spirit He is in us. I declared that
because He is with us and in us, we have His peace, love, joy, assurance of
sin’s forgiven and power over Satan!
I declared that the Holy Spirit is greater
than the devil who is in the world. Sin must bow, fear must bow, sickness must
bow and the world, flesh and the Devil must bow before Him. In our own strength
we are no match for the Evil One. We do not battle him in our own power! We are
victorious because He is in us!
I quoted St. Paul: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in
the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself
of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the
likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and
became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted
Him and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of JESUS every knee should bow of things in heaven,
and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should
confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.” (Phil.2:
While I was preaching about Jesus Christ who
had been wounded, bruised, chastised and scourged for our total deliverance, our
Lord reached out and touched Melba. Suddenly,
a warm feeling came over her and she reached down to touch her ankles. They
were warm as toast.
Jesus Christ had touched her as she
listened to the inspired Word of God. She had made a Demand upon His Ability
and He delivered her from a very serious disease! To God be the glory, honour
and praise forever and ever.
A MIRACLE IN LYTTLETON, NB
The Lord granted us a notable creative
miracle during our September 1994 Gospel Crusade at the
Pentecostal Church in Lyttleton, New Brunswick. Pastor A.W. Rowe, a very dear friend and one
of Newfoundland’s great preachers had come out of retirement to shepherd that
Living in the area was Terry Somers a
young man who had been seriously injured during an accident while working in a
mine. While trying to repair a large water pipe, the pressure returned and
knocked Terry off the platform onto the railway tracks below. He was taken to
the hospital and underwent several surgeries, leaving him with constant
unbearable nerve pains!
For the next seventeen years Terry
suffered enormous nerve pain, taking three times the amount of pain killing
pills, to no avail. He saw doctors in Halifax, St. John and Toronto and no one
could help him.
He was ordered not to drive the logging
truck as he would sometimes lose all feeling in his legs. He was placed on
permanent total disability by Workman’s Compensation.
One day he parked his big rig on the side
of the road, and when he stepped down all feelings had left his legs, but
fortunately was able use his arms to pull himself out of harm’s way. Terry had
not been able to hold his children when they were young or lift anything over
ten pounds. He was a Christian attending a Baptist Church, but he hoped that
medical science could find a cure, but none came. In hopelessness, he often
prayed that he could die.
Then, one day he heard the good news that
people were being healed by the Lord at the Pentecostal Church at Lyttleton. Mervin Mutch, a leading deacon in that Church
visited Terry and told him about our coming crusade. And he brought with him a
tape of Betty Baxter’s miraculous healing.
Due to the intensity of the pain, Terry
had to remain in the foyer of the Church because he could not sit still during
the service and before coming to the meeting Terry doubled up on all his pills
but was still in enormous pain. After my message Pastor A.W. Rowe brought Terry
Somers to the platform expecting a miracle!
Terry was instantly healed by God’s
supernatural power as I prayed in the matchless name of Jesus of Nazareth.
After prayer, he stated that the pain was gone and leaped in the air, shouting
hallelujahs. He picked up a ten-year-old girl standing nearby, lifted me up and
finally lifted A.W. Rowe who weighed 245 pounds and danced all over the
platform with him in his arms. Terry has not had a pain or taken pill for
anything during the last 19 years since Jesus healed him!
Dr. E.P. Abraham, M.D, F.R.C.S., New Brunswick’s leading orthopedic surgeon
wrote a letter to Workman’s Compensation Board requesting that Terry be
released from his total disability pension because he was perfectly well. In
his letter he twice stated that Terry believed that he was divinely healed, as
he also did. His examination proved that the discs that had been damaged or
removed by surgery were supernaturally replaced.
The well-known orthopedic surgeon told
Terry that if any medical doctor examining the x-ray he had taken and had not
seen the scars on Terry’s back or the hundreds of x-rays and doctor’s reports
taken earlier, that Doctor would say that Terry was a liar and had never been
in an accident or had any surgery because his spine was like a 20 year old man
and everything damaged or removed had been replaced.
I was fully convinced that Terry would be
healed that evening in Lyttleton. And when Terry and I together touched the hem
of His garment, Jesus Christ heard us and performed that glorious miracle for
His glory and honour! We made a demand upon His ability and the Sign and Wonder
of God happened!
HOW MUCH ABILITY DOES JESUS HAVE?
said: “All power is given unto Me in Heaven and in earth.” (Matt. 28: 18); “As
My Father hath sent Me so send I you…” (John 20: 21); “Heaven and earth shall
pass away, but My words shall not pass away.” (Matt. 24: 35); “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 God’s Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we
confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1: 7, 9)
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world
giveth, give I unto you. Let not our heart be troubled, neither let it be
afraid.” (John 14: 27). “I am the door, by Me if any man enter in, he shall be
saved and shall go in and out and find pasture.
“For the thief cometh not but
for to steal and to kill and destroy. I am come that they might have life and
have it more abundantly. I am the Good Shepherd and the Good Shepherd giveth
His life for the sheep.” (John 10: 9.10)
Our Lord said:
"All things are possible for them that believe." (Mark 9: 23);
“And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with
God: for with God all things are possible.” (Mark10: 27);
"As thou hast believed so be it unto
thee," (Matt.8: 13); "Thy faith hath made thee whole. Go in peace and
be whole of thy plague" (Mark 5: 34); "Great is thy faith: Be it unto
thee as thou wilt." (Matt.15: 28);
"Have the faith of God. For verily I
say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed and
be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe
that those things shall, which he saith shall come to pass: he shall have
whatsoever he saith.
"Therefore, I say unto you, What things
so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have
them." (Mark 11: 23, 24)
“And He said unto them, which of you shall have a friend, and shall go
unto him at midnight, and shall say unto him, Friend lend me three loaves; For
a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before
him? And he from within say, Trouble me not; the door is now shut, and my
children are with me in bed;
“I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, though he will not rise
and give him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will
rise and give him what he needeth.” (Luke 11: 5-8).
Jesus stated: “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.” (John 6: 51): Concerning Divine Healing, Jesus declared: “But He answered and said, It is not meet to the children’s bread, and to cast
it to dogs.” (Matt.15: 26)
The analogy Jesus brought can refer to Jesus who is the Bread of Life
and the three loaves may speak of healing for our total man: spirit, soul and
spirit. Jesus heals the total man. And finally, it speaks of not giving up when
we call upon God for a desperate need. Keep asking, keep on praying until the
and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened
unto you. For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and
unto him that knocketh it shall be opened.” (Matt. 7: 7, 8)
“And, behold, a woman of Caanan came out of the same coast, and cried
unto Him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David, my daughter is
grievously vexed with a devil. But He answered her not a word. And His
disciples came and besought Him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after
“But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the
House of Israel. Then came she and worshipped Him, saying, Lord help me. But He
answered and said, “It is not meet to take the children's bread and cast it to
dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from
their master's table.
“Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman
great is thy faith; be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was
made whole from that very hour.” (Matt.15: 21-28)
The lesson we learn from this amazing deliverance is three-fold: This mother
loved her daughter and would go to any length to get to Jesus, whom she called
Lord which revealed that she had accepted Him as the Messiah. She worshipped Him in great humility.
She didn’t give up until Jesus said, yes. And
even though Jesus had not planned to heal her daughter since He was sent to the
Jews, He could not deny her faith and gave her the miracle! We must all learn from her great faith in Jesus Christ, believing in Him with all her heart!
“And they came to Jericho: and as He went out of Jericho with His
disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus,
sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of
Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, Thou son of David, have mercy on
me. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a
great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.
“And Jesus STOOD STILL and commanded him to be called. And they call the
blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise He calleth thee. And he
casting away his garment, rose and came to Jesus. And Jesus answered and said
unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?
blind man said unto Him, Lord that might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto
him, Go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received
his sight and followed Jesus in the way.” (Mark 10:46-52)
From this great event: We learn that a blind
beggar can be healed if he learns about Jesus. It is our responsibility
to let needy people know that Jesus is always near! We can reach Him by calling
His name. He says: “Come unto Me, all ye who labour and are heavy laden and I
shall give you rest.” (Matt. 11: 28): “For whosoever shall call upon the name of
the Lord shall be saved.” (Rom. 10:13)
Here is God’s ‘International S.O.S. Call’: “Call
unto Me, and I will answer thee, and I will show thee great and mighty things,
which thou knowest not.” (Jer. 33:3). Whenever God is revealing His might power
in a Revival Meeting, it is important to invite as many as possible to attend!
in the morning, as He returned into the city, He hungered. And when He saw a
fig tree in the way, He came to it and found nothing thereon, but leaves only,
and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee hence forward forever. And
presently the fig tree withered away.
“And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the
fig tree withered away! Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily, I say unto you, If ye have faith and doubt not, ye shall not
only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this
mountain, Be though removed and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer believing, ye shall
receive. (Matt. 21: 18-22). “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have the
faith in God. Therefore, I say unto you, What things soever ye desire when ye
pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them.” (Mark 11: 22, 24)
Dr. Ole Hallesby, founder of Norway’s
Evangelical Lutheran Seminary, wrote concerning Matthew 21:21,22: “Now
and then, we make discoveries which almost take your breath away, namely, when
we see what great powers are present in this realm of the invisible. This is
especially true when these powers are put to our disposal, when God performs a
mighty miracle simply because we ask Him to do so.” (Devotional, June)
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 hath
committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” (James 5: 14, 15)
I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven; and
whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven.
"Again I say unto
you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching whatsoever ye shall
ask, it shall be done for you of My Father which is in Heaven. For where two or
three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matt.
said unto him, If thou canst believe all things are possible.” (Mark 9: 23); “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)
“And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God (have the faith of God). Therefore, I
say unto you. What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye have
received them, and ye shall have them.” (Mark 11: 22, 24);
“Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The word
that I speak unto you, I speak not of Myself; but the Father that dwelleth in M,
He doeth the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father: or else believe Me for
the very works sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me
BRITA GLOPPEN, BERGEN NORWAY
Brita Gloppen used a wheel chair and special crutches for 8 years. For
10 years she was forced to wear a steel corset. Her spine was severely
deteriorated and beyond repair. She also had heart disease and had fallen out
of her wheelchair and injured her head, leaving her with concussion of the
In May 1968, I was conducting a Gospel Crusade at the Pentecostal Tabernacle in
Bergen, Norway when I learned about Brita. Pastor Roald Andersen had dutifully
picked her up every Sunday morning in his station wagon and her home after the
service for five years.
Brita was brought for special prayer. Miracles had been
occurring for two weeks and this was the final service in the crusade. After my
prayer for Brita, I asked her to give me her special crutches.
I commanded her to walk in JESUS' Name! She took two small steps and a couple
more. And she took flight, running up and down the aisles, outside and around
Pastor Andersen stood behind the pulpit loudly weeping. He said, “I
have waited forty years to see such a miracle!” The next morning,
she went outside and washed down her steps, shocking her neighbours. She bought
new dresses, two sizes smaller as she no longer used her steel corset.
Her testimony became known across the nation being interviewed on radio
and the newspapers. Nearly all her siblings received Jesus as their Saviour
after seeing what the Lord had done for her! To God be the glory! Amen.
Shelly Bear states: “Twenty years ago, Jesus gave me a
miracle – a brand new life! He healed me from incurable Perth’s Disease.” The Cry of His Coming 1998 Magazine we carried
this great testimony. Here is a copy of that great testimony:
When I was
ten years old (1998) my grandfather Marlo Kenny came to take me to
Solbrekken Revival Crusade in the Corona Motor Hotel, Yorkton. Because
my left hip bone was disintegrated due to Perth’s – bones turn to chalk – I could
not walk. My left leg was 1 ½ inches too short. They had
given me special crutches and were outfitting me with a permanent wheelchair.
My grandfather carried me to the car and when we arrived in Yorkton he carried
me down the steps into the large ballroom at the Corona Motor Hotel.
Max asked for people who needed a miracle, my grandfather carried me up to the ‘Man
of God’! When he prayed for me all the severe pains were gone immediately.
I could walk, run, jump and do anything a normal
10-year-old girl does! And I didn’t need the special orthopedic shoes had to
wear. I had spent many weeks and months in the hospital – in traction – since I
DOCTOR REJOICED WITH ME!
back to my doctor and he verified the miracle. Excitedly, Dr. Kim said, “Look
at these two x-rays. Here’s an old one that shows you have total deterioration in your hip bone and here is the one I took today that shows a normal hip.”
told him what happened, he rejoiced with me and marked my chart, “HEALED BY
FAITH”! Then he spent a long time asking my father Andy Farkis about the miracle
in my body!
During my High
School years I excelled in all sports, playing softball and ice hockey and
winning trophies and first place honours across Saskatchewan, Alberta and
at 30, I still play on an ice hockey team and a softball team. I have three children and am expecting number
four soon. I thank God for His miracle in my body, which happened 20 years ago.
And I am still perfectly well today. All glory to Jesus!
The Old Testament prophet Isaias made it clear that when the Messiah arrives, He will liberate the human race from the power of Satan and destroy his ability to oppress, steal and kill those who reject him and his evil agenda.
The Bible states: "Surely He hath borne our sicknesses (heb. choli), and carried our pains (heb. makob): 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 our stripes we are healed.
"All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to His own way: and the Lord hath laid upon Him the iniquity of us all." (Is.53: 4-6);
"When 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 who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Eaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses." (Matt. 7: 16, 17). And St. Peter verified Isaiah's prophecy!
"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 you are healed." (1 Peter 2: 24)
50 MEDICAL SPECIALISTS
EXAMINED MY ARM!
Says Harold Slade, Brantford, Ont. (1973)
In January of 1967, I broke my left arm and in the month of April I suffered another injury on the same arm and as a result, it was broken again. This time however, a nerve got caught between the cracks in the bone. The doctor reported that it was completely cut.
As a result of the accident, my left arm was paralyzed and I just couldn't move it. It was curled up and if I had to move a finger or wanted to, I had to move it with the other hand. In all the time my arm was paralyzed, I had fifty medical specialists from all across Newfoundland, Canada and even the U.K. examine me.
They wondered whether they should operate or not, and there seemed to be a real fear concerning possible blood clots that might cause death if they operated. They debated for one week and let me leave the hospital. After the week they would make the decision as to whether to operate or not.
The nerve that was cut was the radio nerve and while I was in the hospital, I was going to a conference with the doctors about every second day. I remember them saying that my condition was unique and there had not been a case like mine ever to come out of it completely healed since 1920.
I had come home to Victoria Carbonear, Newfoundland from the hospital in St. Johns. It bothered me a lot to have my left arm paralyzed because I love playing hockey and was very active. The only thing I could do with my arm, was to put my thumb inside my belt, so my arm wold't fall down. Anytime I had to use my arm, I had to use my right arm to do it.
I believe it was in May, 1967 that you came to Victoria Carbonear, Pastor Solbrekken, and I will never forget the night you prayed for me The glory of God was falling, and I fell to the floor under God's power when you laid your hands on me. As I fell, I remember hitting my arm and the devil seemed to say to me, "That's it. Your arm is really hurt now."
When the Spirit lifted I got up and went hoe knowing I was healed. The next day I went to school because I was to receive my high school diploma that week. When I came home for lunch I said to my mother, "Look at my thumb! I can move my finger!"
Well, to make a long story short. I went back to the hospital for x-rays and tests. The doctors were amazed and asked me to come back the next Friday. I said that I would be completely healed. The next week when I arrived at the hospital, the doctor was so surprised and said my left arm was just as good as my right one!
The miracle happened six years ago and I am still perfectly healed today. Every time my doctor sees me, he asks me how my miracle arm is doing. He still ca't quite believe it and the hospital asks me if I have ant problems, but I don't.
Dr. Wells made the statement, that if there is a God, He sure helped Harold Sade! Many of the specialists and medical doctors in Newfoundland were astonished when they heard about the miracle. Some have heard of your ministry and about the miracles of other people.
Today, I am the manager of a rent-a-car agency in Brantford, Ontario. I am married and still love to play hockey and usually do three or four times a week I still find plenty of time to play my guitar for the Lord. I praise God for this wonderful miracle He has put in my life!
GOD IS ABLE TO SAVE, HEAL & DELIVER!
In 1970, we published a little booklet introducing our Ministry thus: God's Servant Evangelist Max Solbrekken is Coming to Your Area! Proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with signs, wonders and miracles from Heaven!
Jesus said: "Come unto Me all ye who labour and are heavy laden and will give you rest." (Matt. 11:28)
Yes, my friend, God is still in the business of setting men and women free from their sins, sorrows, heartbreaks, troubles, frustrations, and mental collapses. Jesus Christ is still granting peace to the troubled, joy to he discouraged, strength to the weary and healing to the sick!
Very definitely, Jesus Christ is still in the DIVINE HEALING business. He is the healer of our spirits, minds and bodies, since He alone is the Great Physician and the Deliverer of lost humanity.
In this cold, selfish and heartless world, where could you receive such a warm welcome and such an invitation as from our Blessed Lord? With arms outstretched e is saying, "Come, come, come unto Me" - His call goes out to all those who are weary and heavy laden. Thank God for the rest we receive through Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace!
HE HAS THE POWER!
Not only does God give us a personal invitation to come unto Him and receive, but He has the power and the ability to do what He said He would do, He is able to forgive, save,heal and bless those who call upon His name!
There is no doubt about it, God is able to answer every prayer, meet every need and do the impossible! Jesus said, "All things are possible to him that believeth."(Mark 9:23).
Again He stated, "With men this is impossible, but not with God, for with God all things are possible." (Mark 10 27). Hallelujah! God is able to heal and deliver you. because He has the desire, will, and power to do it!
GOD IS WILLING!
A leper came to Jesus and said, If Thou wilt , Thou canst make me clean." (Matt. 8: 2). Jesus answered the question, whether it is God's will to heal the sick or not, when He stretched forth His hand and touched the leper, saying: I will be thou clean.
The Scripture says: "Bless the Lord,s O My soul, and forget not all His benefits; Who forgiveth all thine iniquities and who healeth all thy diseases (Psalm 103: 2,3). It is God's will to save, heal and bless. He is willing to save and heal you right now!
GOD IS READY!
The really big question to you right now is: "Are you willing and ready to call upon His Name for your miracle?" God is more willing to give, than we are to ask! Even before we call He will answer. This shows His willingness to bless.
God still stands ready to answer your prayers! Hear what He says: "Come now and let us reason together saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as white as wool." (Is. 1: 18)
YOU MUST CALL UPON HIM!
The Bible tells us what to do that we may receive answers to our prayers:
"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 Chron.7: 14); "Whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be delivered."
By faith and in humble obedience receive the blessing of God upon your life today, my Friend in Jesus' Name, Amen.
JESUS CHRIST MADE ME WHOLE!
Says Winston Bird, Blood Reserve, AB
Taken from Cry of His Coming Magazine, June, 2001:
Twenty-nine years ago, I received a miracle from Jesus Christ. Here is my story, which involves a lot of pain, as well as d's goodness and mercy to me personally! In 1971, I experienced an unfortunate accident. As I walked outside my home - wearing slippers- I slipped on an icy walkway, hitting my back on its concrete edge.
It didn't bother me too much to begin with, but after 6 or 7 months I was experiencing a lot of pain. Also a bulge the size of a golf ball began to develop on my spine, in my lower back! I couldn't lie on the flat of my back any more and I was in a lot of pain, so I decided to see a doctor in McGrath.
After examining me, he said that he could not help me, except to give me shot of Demerol or Morphine, to lesson the pain, An appointment was made for me to see a specialist in Calgary as I had extreme inflammation and possibly infection. The large bulge was due to ruptured vertebrae and would get larger, if not attended to.
By the time I got to see the specialist - several months later - the bulge was the size of a baseball and I was having a hard time to get around!
The specialist said I needed delicate surgery at the base of my neck, as well as on the ruptured discs in mt lower back. My nerves were affected, causing serious problems in my neck, back, legs and arms!
I NEEDED DELICATE SURGERY!
He indicated that there was no guarantee that I would be well again. I might become paralyzed after the surgery. It was a very delicate operation, involving numerous nerves. I might lose the use of my arms and legs. They would take re ex-rays and do more testing in the morning. I was asked o return to the hospital one week later.
My Dad always said, "Don't ask God, Why?" so I prayed: "Lord, I'm young and I don't want to be crippled. You've blessed my ministry (I had been an evangelist for about ten years), and I have so much to do for you and he people. Please heal me!"
The clerk at the Motel where I was staying brought me several newspapers, since I had a hard time to walk. I had read most of the Edmonton Journal, when I saw a large ad inviting people to the 'First Native Camp Meeting' in Edmonton.
I had heard Max Solbrekken's radio program, and I knew that God healed the sick in his meetings! The ad stated: Salvation, Healing and Holy Ghost Services: If you need Healing - Come Expecting! I knew at once that I had to get to Edmonton!
My driver refused to take me there, so I made arrangements for him to return bu us. I was beginning to take Demerol pills on a regular basis, as the 'shots' which were more effective, made me dizzy and affected my heart! But how could I drive my pick-up to Edmonton, in my condition?
I tried in vain to find a driver, and after two days without Demerol, I decided that I could make the journey! I prayed, "Lord, make a way. Help me to get to that Camp Meeting! I got up early on Friday morning and headed out. It was spring -time and I had good snow tires, so I felt safe. The only way I could sit was with cushions all around me.
I phoned my sister-in-law and asked her to meet me on the Calgary Trail at the 'Derrick' south of he city. When I got to Red Deer, however, I had to go to the Hospital to get something for the pain. They wanted to give me Demerol, but I refused, saying, "I'm driving, and I've got to get to Edmonton."
My sister-in-law asked me, "Why did you make that long drive in your condition?" I answered, "There's a preacher, Max Solbrekken, who is hosting a Native Conference and I want to go there. I need a miracle!" My relatives said, "We've been to his Church several times and we'll be glad to take you tonight."
AT THE SCREAMING STAGE!
It took me quite a while to get dressed, and we got to the Church about 8:00 pm. By that time, I was at the 'screaming stage', having not any Demerol. There was a large crowd, but we found some seats at the back.
A man who introduced himself as Pastor Driver, asked if he could assist us! I answered, "I'm going to lose the complete use of my legs soon, I have ruptured discs in my spine."
My sister-in-law sat beside me. I felt like leaving, but she got me some water and urged me to stay. When the altar call was given for sinners, many went forward, and I waited for Pastor Max to call the sick forward!
One of the Bible School students assisted me to the front, as I had a hard time getting up. I was the 8th or 9th in the line, and although it was very hard to keep standing, I did; When the preacher got to me, he said, "My name is Max Solbrekken. What's your name and where are you from?"
I told him,"My name is Winston Bird from Blood Reserve near Cardston. I'm going to be losing the movement of my legs. The Doctors want to operate. They have no success rate on this type of operation. It is a 'NO WIN' situation."
Pastor Max said: "I'm going to pray for you and you are going to get a miracle. God will do what Doctors cannot do!"
A warm feeling came over me and I began to cry. I prayed, "Lord, I've come hundreds of miles. And Max Solbrekken is Your servant. You've called him into this ministry. I need a miracle now!"
He walked away from me, stopped and turned around with these words: "In the Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, be thou made whole from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet. Dear Lord, heal this man now, for Your honour and glory!"
When he touched me, a bright light suddenly shined around me. Its hard to explain it. I knew I was starting to go backwards, and two young men grabbed m. I don't know whether I fell or was floating. The next hing I knew, I was sitting in a chair. My legs were hot, my neck was free and my arms were normal.
My sister-in-law was crying. I was able to turn my head and look at her. She said, "How are you?" I answered, "My legs are on fire. Something is happening!"
Then the two young men raised me up and Pastor Max came up to me again and said: "God is going to use you. He has given you a ministry that will bless a lot of people". My legs went out from under me and I stated shaking all over. When I got to my feet, Max Solbrekken asked me: "Where's that large lump?" I said, "Right here" as I felt for it. IT WAS GONE!
Jesus had healed me! What a relief, after almost a year of discouragement, fear, pains, pills, morphine and Demerol needles!
THIS BOGGLES THE MIND!
When I got back home, I threw away all my pills. And when I saw the specialist, he said: I don't know what you have done. This boggles the mind and and the Medical profession! What did you do?
I answered: "I went to Edmonton to a Camp Meeting. Pastor Max Solbrekken prayed for me, and God has healed me." Then I showed him the ad from the Edmonton Journal. In total amazement, the specialist said,"Good luck and God bless you!"
My wife cried for joy for many days and nights, and we all praised God together for His Son Jesus Christ, who bore our sins on the cross and by "His stripes we are healed". I thank God for His great mercy and grace toward us! Hallelujah.
TO GOD BE ALL THE THANKS, HONOUR & GLORY!