Friday, June 26, 2020

THESE ARE THE LAST  DAYS
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
 An old house on land owned by the Solbrekkens 
in 1950 at White Beech, SK. Fred & Max visited
the area 50 years later & saw that great sign!

     In August 1968, I wrote this paper which was largely dispensed across Canada via TV. Radio and printed page. It was released 4 years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (1964) and in the same month as Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated.

    The situation in the USA is alarmingly similar now, as it was then. And even worse, because of the Coronavirus which was deliberately or accidentally released from China! The world’s economy is sick, and the USA is being ripped apart by angry mobs looting, pillaging, burning, and protesting. Terrorist organizations like Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Thieves and other anarchists defy Law and Order.

                         WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING?

    A medical doctor asked: “What is this Pandemic about? Is it God?” I answered: “I believe it is three things. First, God is trying to get our attention. The problem is so enormous that we realize that we need help from Him. Secondly, God sometimes allows that Devil to bring destruction, to bring us to our knees, to call upon the Him for deliverance. Thirdly, I believe that God will protect His people and when sinners see His hand of blessing upon us, they will call out for mercy and join us!

       In 1986, David Wilkerson shared this prophecy with Dr. Mike Evans: “I see a plague coming on the world, and the bars, churches and government will be shut down. The plague will hit New York City and shake it like it has never been shaken. The plague is going to force prayerless believers into radical prayer and into their Bibles, and repentance will be the cry from the man of God in the pulpit. And out of it will come a third Great Awakening that will sweep America and the world.”

     Let us believe that an earth-shaking Revival will begin this year! 

    Here is the message I brought to a large readership in April 1968. During that year, I conducted a major crusade in Morvant, Trinidad, 31/2 months in City-wide Crusades across Norway, and the Pentecostal Convention in Central Newfoundland! This message was central to my Revival Crusades!

                         THESE ARE THE LAST DAYS!

      I believe that more and more people are opening their hearts to Christ and turning to the Word of God for answers to this awful pandemic. As the “End Approaches”, the Holy Spirit desires to work with us in sharing the Gospel with our fellow Canadians across the nation and other lands!

   Things are moving very quickly in the nation shaking events of our troubled world. Every day takes us one day nearer to Christ’s return, the rapture of the church and the end of the world.

     Each hour takes us into new crises, new destruction, new heart break and new sorrow. Many of the terrible things which are happening now before our very eyes had been prophesied and predicted by the prophets and apostles of our Lord thousands of years ago.

     The days in which we live are perilous, dangerous, and wicked! They are awesome, evil, and prophetic. These are trying days full of fear, pessimism, and sadness for many. For the true believer in Christ, however, it should be a time of anticipation, expectation and hope as we think of the soon return of our Lord.

      Time marches on, no one able to stop it – and with it marches prophecy – marching on to fulfillment!

                        MEN’S HEARTS FEARFUL!

      Reading the daily newspapers is like reading the utterances of the prophets in the Bible. Old Testament prophets Moses, Daniel, Ezekiel, Isaiah, and the Apostles in the New Testament, foretold the events which are happening around about us now.

      Any student of the Bible can surely see the ‘Handwriting on the Wall’, regarding the wickedness of mankind, the shortness of time, the soon Return of the Lord Jesus Christ and the coming Judgment Day!

     The Bible says: “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming with power and great glory.

     “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your eyes for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21: 26-31)

          BELIEVERS IN CHRIST: NO FEAR!     

    Regardless of how dark the picture looks, we who know Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour and are filled with His Holy Spirit are not afraid. Our belief in the Word of God, together with our hope of the glorious Appearing of our blessed Lord and Saviour, keeps us strong in the power of His might!

    I believe that it is a God given opportunity to be alive in this Midnight Hour of God’s grace and mercy, and to be a part of His ‘End Time Rescue’ team of reapers!  

      What an honour to herald the Gospel message inviting poor, lost, sick and dying souls to prepare for ‘Christ’s Return’ and the ‘Marriage Supper of the Lamb’.

      The Bible says: “Let us be glad and rejoice and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready. And he saith unto me, Write, blessed are they which are called unto the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.” (Rev. 19:7,9)

      What a tremendous responsibility is ours since we have been given so much light from God and so many open doors to give out the Word of Life!

                   WE MUST NOT FALTER!

     We must not falter; we dare not fail. We cannot ignore the pleas from the hungry and thirsty souls who are begging us to ‘come over and help us’, before it is too late.

     I am absolutely thrilled at the prospect of the great things in store for us who are servants of the Living God, daring to believe the entirety of His Word in this perverted generation!

     I thank God with all my heart that He has seen fit to save my wretched soul, baptize me with His Divine Holy Spirit and call me into His ministry! My heart is filled with joy to realize that He cares for us and desires to use us for His honour and glory. Hallelujah!

     By His grace, I am ready to do His bidding and allow Him to direct me into areas and avenues where He would have me go. My prayer in these last ten years has been and still is: “Here I am Lord, Send me!” Please pray for me that I will always be in the centre of His will!

                  JESUS: THE LAST DAYS!

     JESUS said: “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when his branch is yet tender and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh; so likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, this all these things be fulfilled.” (Matt.24: 32-34)

      “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and shall be led away captive unto all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” (Luke 21: 24)

      Jesus warned that because they had rejected God’s Word and their Messiah, the nation of Israel would be dissolved, Jerusalem destroyed, and the people taken captive.

    The Fig Tree is the symbol of Israel. Bible scholars are united in the belief that when Israel became a nation once again after 2,000 years, that was in fact, “the budding of the fig tree.”

     At 4:00 P.M. on May 14, 1948, Prime Minister David Ben Gurion hoisted the Israeli flag and read the Declaration of Independence of the Sovereign Free State of Israel, in the Art Museum in Tel Aviv.

     God’s Word was fulfilled, Satan trembled, and the enemies of God’s Chosen People in the Islamic world were filled with hate and prepared for war!              

                    GOD’S WORD WAS FULFILLED!

     “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the  earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

    “And then shall ye see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads, for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21: 32-34)

      Millions of Christians martyred, Communists enslaving millions, Hitler exterminating six million Jews, Islamic regimes enslaving, torturing, destroying millions,  deadly epidemics, pandemics killing hundreds of millions, major earthquakes, space travel, detonating atomic, hydrogen and cobalt bombs in the atmosphere and on earth, tsunamis destroying property and killing multitudes.

                   PERILOUS DAYS HERE NOW!

     The Bible says: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

    “Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” (2 Tim. 3:1-5)

     This certainly is a picture of this generation. These are treacherously dangerous and perilous times: murder, rape, violence, and crime stalk the streets of our cities as nuclear nations stand ready to pull the trigger that would begin a third world war that could bring death to millions the world over!

    This world stands on a powder keg; almost anything could topple the scales in the wrong direction - almost hourly and daily - new protests, riots, demonstrations, insurrections are taking place around the globe. The world waits and watches breathlessly hour by hour and for fresh news of violence and bloodshed! These days are wicked. Gross immorality and sex perversion have taken a tremendous toll of young lives in this present generation.

     Our Western Civilization  is being demoralized to the extent that many of our youth have no will to work, no desire to achieve worthwhile goals, no initiative to help themselves or their fellowman and no respect for their parents, governmental authority, and even God Almighty! They have become slaves to LSD, marijuana, heroin, liquor, pornography, hatred, perverse thoughts, and demon inspired music.

     Remember the great Empires of Greece and Rome and how they fell because of Moral Corruption. England is falling and falling fast, because of her SINS – the USA and Canada on her heels – May God Almighty help us!

                       THESE ARE TRAGIC DAYS!

    Not only do we have wickedness and sinfulness in the world today, but we have a double barrel attack on the Word of God and humanity at large. We are faced with the sins that brought the judgment of God upon the Antediluvian Age in the Flood (Days of Noah), and also the Sins of Sodom and Gomorrah (Days of Lot ) that brought the wrath of God in total destruction upon those cities!

    On the Domestic Scene we have the tragedy of broken homes, divorce and children left to shift for themselves. We have the tragedy of little children assaulted and raped by some demon possessed pervert or sadist, women raped, and entire families murdered by someone controlled by evil spirits.

    The great increase of drug addictions, violent crime and suicides should shock us all and bring us to our knees in prayer to God for a spiritual Revival!

     On the Political Scene we see the tragedy of assassination of character by the Media and the brainwashing of the population by TV and newspapers; good men railroaded and have had to resign or been defeated because of a biased press.  

     Then, in this generation, we have seen the hand of Satan at work through a Marxist in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1964, and again in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King this month (April,1968). Only a communist or demon inspired person would kill Martin Luther King, realizing full well the terrible repercussion this would have upon the black populations there!

     The United States lost millions of dollars in the fires, lootings, killing and rioting last year. In these last riots, no doubt multiplied millions more were lost, to say nothing of lost lives, injured persons, anguish, turmoil, and heartbreak.

    I personally believe that communists, anarchists, and criminals are taking advantage of the black vs white situation in the U.S. and are fanning the flames as much as possible, realizing a civil war would destabilize that great nation! May God help us. These are indeed tragic days!

                      PROPHETIC DAYS!

      God has His hand on all things, and I believe that everything that has happened has been for a purpose and according to God’s plan. USA, Britain, Canada, and other nations have forsaken God and will reap what they have sown. Unless there is real repentance, God’s blessings will depart from those nations and those who lead them.

     All these things are having their effect upon millions of people and every day history is being made, and prophecy fulfilled before our very eyes. All these events, tragedies and fulfilled prophecies point us repeatedly to the imminent soon personal Return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

     In the Holy Scriptures we read: “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come, and let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” (Rev. 22: 17)

     My urgent message to you today is to prepare to meet your Maker, for surely, we are living in the very last days and soon we will see Him face to face. We who are Christians must labour and work to win others to Him before the Darkness falls upon the earth and God says: “Closing time, Gentlemen.”.

     The BIBLE says: “And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his head to heaven, and sware by Him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be Time No Longer. (Rev. 10: 5,6)

       Jesus said, “I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh when no man can work.” (John 9: 4); “Say not ye, there are yet four months, and then comet harvest? Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.” (John 4: 35, 36)

    Surely we are living in the very last days, and as we look around us we see the rising tide of Red Communism engulfing millions, we see the darkening clouds of apostacy, false religion and backsliding, lukewarm  church members hovering low; we see the mammoth rise of crime, racism, violence and strife everywhere; and then we look into the Bible, God’s Holy Word, and we read: “Lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth not.” (Luke 21: 28)

    I want to ask you one question, before I bring this message to a close: “Are your sins washed away by the blood of Jesus, or are you a sinner on the broad road that leads to Hell and separation from God?”

     Stop lon g enough in your pursuit of pleasure, wealth and fame and begin to think of Eternity, the destiny of your soul and the love of God that sent Jesus Christ to die  for you on the cross of Calvary so many years ago!

    My friend, please accept Jesus Christ today as your personal Saviour and your name will be written down in the Lamb’s Book of Life. (Rev. 20:15). Here are the words of invitation from our Lord Himself: “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11: 28). Amen.

Please Note: In 1,000 B.C. (Before Christ’s birth) the Babylonian Talmud wrote: “The first time in the world’s history that men were legally married to men and women were legally married to women was during the Days of Noah.”

My Question is: “Should we not then be seriously concerned, since we know that God judged that wicked generation, by destroying them all through the Flood? The Canadian Liberal Government legalized same-sex marriage in 2011.