The Master Key to Miracles
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
God's Eternal Son defeated Satan on the Cross, outside Jerusalem's City wall, when He died as God’s paschal Lamb for the sins of the world! For 2,000 years the amazing Gospel of Jesus Christ has been heralded across the world by Word and song! We worship our Saviour and praise God for the Cross and the 'Blood of the Lamb'.
The BIBLE says: “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. Herein is Love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:9,10)
“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye SIN not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous; and He is the propitiation for our sins; and not only for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.” (1 John 2:1,2)
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation (mercy seat, covering) through faith in His blood, to declare, I say, at this time His righteousness: that He might be just, and the justifier of him that believeth in Jesus.” (Rom. 3: 23-26)
Propitiation means mercy seat, expiation, satisfaction! Only a sinless person could redeem the world through His shed blood, and Jesus was that Sinless One! God accepted the blood of Jesus Christ in exchange for our sins!
JESUS THE SINLESS ONE!
“But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall we be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies, we were reconciled by the Death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” (Rom. 5:8 -10)
Jesus of Nazareth met the righteous demands of Divine Justice in the courts of Heaven, when He gave His Holy Blood to purchase our Redemption! God's righteousness was satisfied, and Satan was forever defeated and will be consigned eternally to the Lake of Fire! (Rev. 20:10)
God's Word says, “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour, that He by the grace of God, should taste death for every man.
“For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same, that through Death He might Destroy him that had he power of death, that is the Devil: and Deliver them that through fear of death, were all their lifetime, subject to bondage.” (Heb. 2:9, 14, 15)
DECLARED GUILTY BY GOD!
Through the Incarnation God the Son became fully Man, born of the Virgin Mary. In Heaven, He was together with God the Father and the Holy Spirit and came to earth to meet the Righteous demands of Divine Justice and satisfy the Wrath of the Father, for the sins of Adam.
The Sinless One, Jesus of Nazareth, was born to die as God's paschal Lamb to ATONE for the sins of the entire human race, past, present and future! Only the blood of a sinless man could satisfy the wrath of the Almighty. In His great love, compassion and justice the Heavenly Father gave His only begotten Son to Redeem mankind!
Jesus Christ paid the insurmountable debt we all owed, when He took our place on the cursed Tree. Crucifixion was the harshest penalty for murderers and traitors under Roman Law. Our Saviour was condemned by the Jewish High Priest, the Roman Rule and by God the Heavenly Father Himself!
The BIBLE says: “Surely, He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows, 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.
“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him (Jesus) the iniquity of us all.” (Is. 53:4-6)
THE CROSS PROVES GOD'S LOVE!
The CROSS proves the Righteousness of God and it shows the Love and Mercy of our Heavenly Father! The Bible says: “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. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16, 17)
“For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Cor. 5:14,15, 21). “...Without shedding of blood is no remission for sins.” (Heb.9:22)
God has placed the Holy Spirit within us to build the Church and to glorify the name of Jesus Christ! Jesus promised: “But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8).
BEGINNING OF PROMISES FILFILLED!
“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
“And there appeared unto them cloven tongues as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2: 1- 4)
“Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have, give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
“And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up; and immediately, his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered wit them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God: And they knew it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple: And they were filled with wonder and at that which had happened unto him.
“And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's greatly wondering. And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? Or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness hath made this man to walk? The God of Abraham and Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified His Son Jesus, whom ye delivered up, and denied Him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go.
“But ye denied the Holy One and Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you.
And killed the Prince of Life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. And His NAME through faith in His NAME hath made this man strong whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by Him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.” (Acts 2: 1- 16)
Without Jesus Christ's death and resurrection there would be NO miracles or healing for the sick! Miracles of Divine Healing are based upon the power of the Blood of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world! Amen.
JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE TODAY!
“But this man (Christ) after He had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the Right hand of God.” (Heb. 9: 12). He said, “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matt. 11:28-30)
JESUS invited: “Believest thou not that I am in the Father and the Father in Me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works. Believe Me that I am in My Father and My Father dwelleth in Me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works.
“Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me; or else believe Me for the very works' sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do because I go unto My Father.
“And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in My name, I will do it. If ye love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever. Even the Spirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him, for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless. I will come into you.” (John 14: 10-18).
JESUS KEPT ME OUT OF THE WHEELCHAIR
Says Muriel Tanasiuk, Edmonton, AB
(Taken from Cry of His Coming Magazine September, 1991)
Just two year after my husband and I retired, I became very ill. I ran a very high fever for four days. I shook the bed with the effects of that fever. After I recovered for a short time, one of my wrists began to ache. The pain ran up my arm to the shoulder. I went to the doctor for an examination. Some tests were made and some blood samples were taken. The blood tests showed that I had rheumatoid arthritis – classified as acute.
There was no cure. The arthritis in my body was rampant and spread through my body like cancer. The arthritis spread to every joint in my body. The rippling effect twisted by feet and hands rapidly. I could not straighten one of my legs, and the other knee would not bend. My hips hurt as well as my shoulders. I could not raise my arms up to remove my clothes. My jaw ached.
The next two years were in the Glenrose Hospital (12 weeks) and on every new drug without help. Casts were made for my arms, which I was required to wear at night to prevent my arms and hands from twisting. I could no longer close my hands and it was necessary to make plastic tubes to slide on to the handles of forks, knives and spoons in order to make me able to feed myself. The next thing would be a wheelchair!
JESUS CHRIST HEALED & SAVED ME!
My late brother-in-law, Bill, was a member of Faith Cathedral and he told us about Divine Healing. My husband Reg took me there and Pastor Max Solbrekken laid his hands on me and prayed. I felt as a sensation in my lower extremities. I felt that I had been touched by God but not completely healed.. I felt it was because I did not have complete faith. My Husband and I were Christians, but had not attended church regularly until the time we became members of Faith Cathedral.
There came a time when reading my Bible, I read Isaiah 53:5. “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. Upon Him was the chastisement that made us whole; and with His stripes we are healed.” Matthew 8: 17, was the fulfillment of what was spoken by the Prophet Isaiah: “He took our infirmities and bore our diseases.”
It was suddenly like a vision or the Spirit in my heart that said, “You are healed!” I began thanking God for healing me! It was not long before I felt no pain, my hands straightened out, the knobs on my elbows disappeared. I WAS HEALED! I have regained the muscle tone in my arms, legs and back. O God, I thank Him every day for my Healing and for my Salvation. Yes, I was born again, and I was baptized in water and I have been baptized in the Holy Spirit!
In all my life I have known peace, an inner happiness and contentment I now have! Praise the Lord, hallelujah, thank you Jesus! Amen.
NOTE: Shortly after the miracle, Reg and Muriel went on the Noordam/ Caribbean 1990 Tour. This is only the Introduction to my new Book. There is much more to come soon! m.s