Saturday, July 31, 2021

  THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST: MAN'S GREATEST NEED!

                                     By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

There are real needs in our world today! Billions of people across the globe pray to images, idols and unreal deities who hold them in their demonic grip! These are the ones that Jesus referred to in His Great Commission:

He saw them in their need and ministered to them: “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 diseases.” (Matt. 4:16,17)

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)

JESUS CAN FORGIVE SINS!

The Pharisees believed that Jesus could heal the sick, but only God could forgive sins. Today's evangelical pharisees are much the same. They say Jesus can forgive sins but doesn't HEAL the sick! The truth is that JESUS can do both very well! Here is the Word of God in this matter:

And behold, they brought to Him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins are forgiven thee. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blaspheneth.

And knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power on earth to FORGIVE SINS, then saith He to the sick of the palsy, Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and GLORIFIED GOD, which had given such power unto men.” (Matt. 9: 2-8)

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, and HEALING every disease among the people. But when He saw the the multitudes, He was moved with Compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

THE HARVEST IS PLENTIOUS!

Then saith He unto His disciples, The HARVEST is truly plenteous, but the labourers are FEW; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the Harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His Harvest.” (Matt.9:35-38)

Jesus said, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils...; they shall lay hands on the sick; and they shall recover.... And they went forth and preached  everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the Word with signs following." (Mark 16: 5-20)

    St. Paul declared: "For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest cross of Christ would be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” (1 Cor. 1:17,18)

Dr. Henry Mabie writes in 'The Cruciality of the Cross': “The Greek word used by Paul in 1 Cor. 1:18, is Logos... not preaching, but the subject matter of preaching, with the very essence of that which was preached, with that Logos of the Cross, which constitutes a rationale, its divine reason which...he declares to be the wisdom of God. This Logos of the cross is conceived by Paul to be the Key which unlocks the riddle of the universe, solves all mysteries and reconcile all things...”

ONE OF THE GREATEST TRUTHS!

In that concise statement, Dr. Mabie has given us a great revelation of the value of the sacrifice Jesus of Nazareth made on the Cross at Golgotha! The Logos of the Cross unlocks the 'riddle of the universe' because the Man on the Middle Cross, was the Creator of the universe!

The Logos of the cross 'solves all mysteries' like, “Where did we come from? How can I be saved? What about Heaven and Hell? The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ clarifies everything. The Logos of the Cross reconciles all things: The Logos of the Cross reconciles us with God and reconciles us with our fellowman!

St. Paul declared: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not His own Son but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? (Rom. 3:23; 6:23)

Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us?

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril,or sword? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death,

nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom.8: 33-39). Amen.

THE SALVATION OF GOD!

The angel of the Lord spoke to Joseph the espoused husband of Mary, saying: “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call him JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins.” (Matt. 1:21).

The word Jesus in Hebrew is Yeshua, meaning, 'The salvation of God.' The salvation of God is forgiveness, healing, and deliverance! His name, therefore, is the 'God who saves; the God who heals; the God who delivers'!

St. Peter declared: “Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified whom God raised from the dead, even by Him doth this man stand before you whole... 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: 19-12)

JESUS: His name is above all other names His reign is above all other rulers. His Lordship is above all authorities. His words are above all other voices. His Truth is above all other opinions. His love is above all other affections. - anon

Tuesday, July 27, 2021


KING GEORGE PRAYED:

GOD SAVED BRITAIN

By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

   When HITLER'S ARMIES were sweeping across Europe, King George V1 quoted this poem in his Christmas address: "I said to the Man at the gate of the year, 'Give me a lamp that I might see the way'. He said to me, 'Put your hand into the hand of God. That will be  to you better than a lamp, and more sure than a known way'."

   On May 23, 1940 King George V1 called for a day of fasting and prayer when nearly 500,000 retreating troops were in mortal danger on the beaches of Dunkirk. Germany’s leading General wanted to strike immediately, but Adolf Hitler knew that he had them trapped so he gave his troops three days rest.

      WHO put that in Hitler’s mind? Only God knew what was going to happen so he caused Hitler to overule his leading General, while He controlled the weather and water in the English Channel. The thousands of prayers from British Churches and people caused God to save the Allied soldiers. God protected them all!    

                                                THE MIRACLE OF DINKIRK!

   The churches were packed as the British called upon God for intervention and He calmed the rough English Channel and sent a fog cover that joined the heavy smoke from the German bombing until June 4 so that 340,000 British, French and Belgian troops had been safely transported to England. It is rightly called the Miracle of Dunkirk.

   The British have a long record of calling upon God in times of trouble. On February 6, 1756 when the French were planning to invade England, King George 11 called for a Day of Fasting and Prayer.

  John Wesley wrote: "The fast day was a glorious day such as London has scarce seen since the Restoration. Every Church in the city was more than full and a solemn seriousness sat on every face. Surely God heareth prayer, and there will be a lengthening of our tranquility. Humility was turned into National rejoicing for the threatened invasion by the French was averted."

                                 

                                  PRAYER FOR REVIVAL!

 

The Bible says: ''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 3:1, 2)

  This Scripture informs us that God speaks to His servants when they are PRAYING. If we want God to speak to us we must be in prayer, worshipping Him and seeking His face.

When God spoke to the prophet, he became afraid and asked for mercy! He asked the Lord to bare His arm in Revival and not in Judgment!

    He asked God to be merciful and send a revival 'in the midst of the years' and not wait until it would be too late! And if He must judge His people, in His great wrath, He must be merciful! God’s Word states: ‘‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding.’’ (Prov. 9: 10)

 

               REPENT: TURN BACK TO GOD!

 

 The prophet Isaiah stated: ''Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Yet they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching God.'' (Isaiah 58:1,2)

    ''Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning. And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth Himself of the evil.

   ''Who knoweth if He will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind Him even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the Lord your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

  ''Let the priests, the ministers of the  Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare The people, O Lord, and give not Thy thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?'' (Joel 2: 12-17)

            

               HOLY SPIRIT MUST LEAD US!


  ‘‘Then came to Him the disiples of John, saying, Why do we and the Phariesses fast oft, but Thy disciples fast not? And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the  bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.’’ (Matt. 9: 14,15)

‘‘As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate Me Barnabas and Saul  for the work whereunto I  have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. So they being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia...And when they were at Salamis, they preached the Word of God in the synagogues...’’ (Acts 13: 2-4)

   The BIBLE states: ‘‘Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever.’’ (Heb. 13:8). The sinless, holy, truthful and all powerful Saviour is the same NOW as always, because He is changeless and therfore the same yesterday today and forever!

   That is why He invites,‘Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to, and will sup with him, and he wtih Me,’’ (Rev. 3:20). My advice to all who read this message, Receive Him today as your Lord and Saviour. You will never real peace until you do!

    St. Paul write: ‘‘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 believeth unto Righteousness: and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

     ‘‘For the scripture saith, Whosoever  beliveth on Him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that all upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’’ (Rom. 10: 9-13)

 

        WHATSOEVER YE SHALL ASK!                                 

        ‘Jesus said: ‘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 the Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the works’ sake.

      ‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall ye do also and greater works that these shall ye do; because I go unto My Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in My Name, that will I do, that the Father naty 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 abode 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.

    ‘‘But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My Name, He shall teach all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave unto you, My peace I GIVE unto uou: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.’’ (John 14: 10-27) Amen.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

 

DISGUSTING! Babies’ Private Parts Being Harvested! 

“Ghoulish!”
“I’m going to vomit.”
“Sick and satanic.”
“Unprecedented.”

These are some of the comments that have been emailed to us since we informed you about how “scientists” at UCSF are harvesting the private parts of babies. 

According to Live Action, newly obtained emails show that the University of California, San Francisco has been up to some gruesome things. The body parts of babies are being harvested by scientists at UCSF. Specifically, the clitorises, testicles and penises of these murdered children.

Oh God, have mercy on this nation for allowing this! 

Pro-Life San Francisco and concerned citizens from across the political and ideological spectrum have been demanding transparency from the University of California Board of Regents for over two years. For more information, see Pro-Life San Francisco’s UCSF fact sheet and call to action.

CALL TO ACTION! 
No one’s life should be sacrificed for the health of others. Join the campaign against the inhumane activities at USCF!  

Many of you will remember the Planned Parenthood scandal in which abortionists were caught bargaining over unborn baby parts by undercover journalists. Dramatic, national outrage ensued. Sadly, the outcry faded as quickly as the videos appeared.

It just may be time for another National Day Of Mourning! Many of you will recall the work we did two years ago to organize a national day of repentance and mourning over the sin of abortion. We sparked national media attention as we hit Fox and Friends, The Blaze and Christian Broadcasting Network, calling the nation to a day a fasting and prayer for our unborn neighbors.

When babies’ private parts are being harvested for “science”, it’s time to call another solemn assembly and cry out to God to have mercy on our blood-stained land! It’s time we admit how savage we have become. 

“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 Chronicles 7:14) 

Here at Elizabeth Johnston Ministries, we are speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves. We have been a leading voice on this issue for years. We can only continue with your support. If you feel led to partner with us in this very important work, please CLICK HERE

We thank you so much for continuing to pray for us and partner with us as we protect the unborn, fight obscenity, spread the gospel, and engage in the fight for faith, family and freedom. 

Will you help us rescue our voiceless unborn neighbors? 

We pray for all of you often and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and prayers!

For Christ & His Children, 💕

Elizabeth Johnston 



Sunday, July 18, 2021

CAN GOD BE TRUSTED

A THOUSAND TIMES, YES!

By Pastor Max Solbrekkken, D.D.

Shall not the Judge of the whole earth do right?” (Gen. 18: 25) Can God be trusted? The answer is: ‘Yes, God can be trusted’!

YOU MAY ASK: “What assurances do we have of His credibility, reliability and benevolence? Is there any possibility that He may waver in His commitment to the human family? Or renege on His promises to us?”

The answer is a definite resounding, ‘No! He cannot waver or change, ever’. What are His promises and commitments to His human creatures? Is He responsible to any of us? And does He have the wherewithal and resolve to carry through with His commitment?

The answer is, ‘Yes’! God stands behind His Word and is duty bound to keep His plans and purposes for us. And He has the resources and the resolve to keep His Word to us!

Are we asked to trust Him on a ‘leap in the dark’ basis? Is faith only ‘blind chance’ or do we have something substantial to stand on? Is He consistent or does He change with the ever- changing times?


What is His attitude toward the human race, and believers in Christ in particular? Is His love and mercy a tangible reality or only the sanctimonious platitudes of men? Does He really involve Himself in the day to day lives of His people?

Are His claims true? Do His promises hold water? Does the Gospel really work? Or is it all so much window dressing and rhetoric? Does He answer prayer and is He available when we need Him?

After more than 50 years of declaring the Gospel across the world, reading reams of materials on theology, philosophy, history and sociology, and praying for tens of thousands of people, I have come to the following conclusion.

Without doubt, God can be trusted to keep His Word. He can be trusted to do that which is right, in all instances! He can be trusted to hear our prayers and answer according to His Own will and in His Own way.

He will not, nor can He ever fail us, because He is infallible, invincible, immutable, all-wise, all-good, all-knowing, all-powerful, everywhere present and eternal!


1. GOD LOVES US ALL!

His great compassionate heart embraces all who call upon His name. His mercy is available to all sinners, including His enemies! Jesus Christ prayed for those who ridiculed and blasphemed Him and nailed Him to a rugged cross! In His great suffering, He prayed “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23: 34)

Right up to the very last, our loving Saviour never missed an opportunity to minister to people’s needs – For example, healing the severed ear of the High Priest’s servant in Gethsemane (Luke 22: 50) and forgiving the repentant thief hanging beside Him on Golgotha’s Hill! (Luke 23: 34)

St. James very implicitly pointed out that Almighty God is a benevolent Heavenly Father, Who allows the sun which He created to shine on the “just and the unjust and that He is “no respecter of persons” (Acts 10: 34-35; Rom.2: 11), and with Him is “no variableness or shadow of turning.” (James 1: 17)

The Bible says: “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God. In this was manifested the love of God toward us because God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. Herein is love, not that we loved Him but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (expiation, mercy seat) for our sins.” (1 John 4: 7-10)

The word propitiation means that Jesus Christ’s death on the cross for us satisfied God’s demands of Divine Justice for the sins of the world!

The Bible’s Golden Text tells the story better than anyone can: “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)


2. THE WORLD STANDS GUILTY BEFORE GOD!

The Bible says: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Rom. 3: 23); “As it is written, There is none that is righteous, no, not one.” (Rom.3: 10); “The Scripture hath concluded all under sin.” (Gal.3: 22). The Word of God states: “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: 6)

The very fact that God sent His Son - Jesus the Christ- into this wicked world in search of rebellious sinners, to suffer humiliation and death on a cruel cross proves the great COMPASSION of our loving Heavenly Father, who was intent upon reconciling lost humanity with Himself.

His desire to improve the lot of fallen mankind was so great that He gave His only begotten Son to pay the penalty for our redemption, which provides hope, peace, joy, harmony, health and eternal life, to all who call upon His name in sincerity and truth!

These Bible passages tell us the truth about Almighty God, who is compassionate, merciful, gracious, kind and totally benevolent. St. John stated unequivocally: “God is love.” (1 John 4: 8). How wonderful to know that our lives are in the hands of the ONE who made us, loves us, sustains us, heals us and watches over us!

SIN IS AN OBSTACLE TO FELLOWSHIP!

The main obstacle to fellowship with our Heavenly Father, Creator, Saviour and Deliverer - who keeps and sustains us - is sin which in essence, is transgression, disobedience, rebellion and unbelief.

After our first parent’s disastrous fall from grace, God put into place an elaborate sacrificial system, with innocent animals substituting for sinful mankind.

The penalty for sinning and the price of reconciliation was the shedding of blood, because “the wages of sin is death.” (Rom.3: 23). Every sacrifice pointed to God’s own Son Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for the sins of the world as “the Lamb of God”. (John 1: 29).

The Bible states: “He that covereth his sin shall not prosper, but he that confesseth and forsaketh his sin shall have mercy.” (Prov.28: 13)

Surely, 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)

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy Name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy Name. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all thy diseases, Who redeemeth thy life from destruction…” (Psalms 103: 1–4)


3. JESUS’ BLOOD ATONED FOR OUR SINS AND SICKNESSES!

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 bear our sicknesses.” (Matt.8: 16, 17).

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 ye were healed.” (1 Peter 2: 24); “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)

He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also FREELY give us all things?” (Rom.8: 32): “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 has committed sins, they shall be forgiven them.” (James 5: 14, 15)

God is not willing that any should perish but come unto repentance but that all should come unto repentance.” (1 Tim.2: 3-6); “I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, saith the Lord.” (Ezek.33: 11)

If we deny Him, He cannot deny Himself.” (2 Tim.2: 12): “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all righteousness.” (1 John 1: 9)

When Jesus died upon Golgotha’s Hill, He suffered the most inhumane humiliation, suffering, torment and death that was possible to be exacted on a human being!

A crown of Jerusalem thorns - the Arabian Nebulae - was placed upon His head and beaten down with a rod until the more than 100 speculates dug into His scalp. Instead of losing His mind as often happened during such a cruel ordeal, He purchased our peace of mind!


4. HE TOOK AWAY OUR FEAR, SHAME & DISGRACE!

The Romans always crucified murderers, thieves, slaves and traitors naked. It is assumed that a man condemned to be crucified was further humiliated by being hung on the cross totally naked. It is evidenced that our Saviour died in the greatest of physical degradation and humiliation in this manner also.

All of us have said or done things that we are ashamed of. I believe the reason Jesus died naked on the cross was to bear our shame so need not to be ashamed. He bore our SHAME on that tree!

The Bible says: “Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the mother of Cleophas and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple standing by, whom He loved, He sayeth unto His mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then sayeth He to His Disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto His own home.” (John 19: 25-27). The other Gospel writers specifically state that with the exception of Mary, Jesus’ mother and possibly His aunt Mary, the mother Cleopas, the other women, “were there beholding a far off.” (Matt.27: 55, 56); “were looking on a far off” (Mark 15: 40); “stood a far off, beholding these things.” (Luke 23: 49) When Jesus saw His mother, He beckoned her to come near with John so that He as the eldest son could make arrangement for her welfare!

He bore our shame so that we do not need to bear it! He does not make a habit of humiliating anyone or making sport of anyone! God is gentle and kind, long suffering and full of compassion!

David assumed that same posture when he heard about the tragic death of King Saul and Jonathon. He said: “Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Ashkelon, lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph…” (2 Samuel 1: 20)

THERE IS NO GOD BESIDE ME!

The Bible says: “I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is NO God beside Me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known Me. That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is NONE beside Me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.”

Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons, and concerning the work of My hands, command ye Me.

Look unto Me and be ye SAVED, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by Myself, the Word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto Me every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall swear (confess).” (Is. 45:5,6,11, 22,23)

God is not a man that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent (CHANGE): hath He said, and shall He not do it? Or hath He spoken, and shall He not Make it good?” (Numbers 23: 19)

But the end of all things is at hand; be ye therefore sober and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for (charity) LOVE SHALL COVER THE MULTITUDE OF SINS.” (1 Peter 4: 7,8)

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!

And Jesus said unto him, All things are possible to him that believeth.” (Mark 9: 23); “And Jesus looking upon him saith, With men this 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. 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 which he saith shall come to pass; he shall whatsoever he saith.

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: 24)

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find,; knock and it shall be opened unto you” For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone; or if he ask fish, will ye give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in Heaven give good things to then that ask Him?”

(Matt. 7:7-11)

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 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: but ye know Him, for He dwelleth with you and shall be in you.

At that day, ye shall know that I am in My Father and My Father in Me, and ye in Me, and I in you.

He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him…

If a man love Me, he will keep My WORDS: and My Father will love him, and we will come unto Him, and make our abode with him.” (John 14: 10-23). Amen.



Saturday, July 10, 2021


A POWERLESS CHURCH:  WHAT A SAD COMMENTARY!

by Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you...” (Acts 1:8)

Nearly two millennia have passed since these eternal words were uttered by our Master to His disciples, after His vicarious (substitutionary) efficacious (effective) death for us, and His glorious resurrection from the dead!

AND BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST ROSE FROM THE DEAD, HIS PROMISES AND COMMANDS TO US HAVE NOT CHANGED.  THEY ARE STILL INTACT, OPERATIVE AND HIS POWER IS STILL AVAILABLE TO HIS CHURCH TODAY!

Without doubt, ‘the norm’ for the church is for His power to be working and His life pulsating through our lives at all times! It is also true that unbelief has plagued God’s people from Day One.  Here are two classic examples from the Old and New Testaments that underline this blemish!

Example #1 - The children of Israel in the wilderness: UNDER MOSES!

For some, when they had heard, did provoke:  howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.  But with whom was He grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.” (Heb. 3:16-19)

Example #2 - The disciples after the resurrection: UNDER JESUS!

After that He appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.  And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.  Afterward He appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen Him after He was risen.” (Mark 16:12-14)

As we near the end of this dispensation, it is incumbent upon us to demonstrate the power of God now more than ever before.  His Word is steadfast and His promises are true, therefore it is imperative that we learn to live in His Word and walk in the Spirit in order to effectively tear down the strongholds of Satan.

It is our duty as His servants, to challenge Satan’s authority over the human race and set the captives free!

UNBELIEF IS SIN - CLEAR & SIMPLE!

There is “no getting around it”, to disbelieve God’s Word is a slap in His face, an insult to His integrity and a definitely “non-confidence vote” against everything God is and stands for!

The Bible says that Jesus rebuked His disciples for “unbelief and hardness of heart”, because they believed not those that had seen Him after His resurrection. (Mark 16:20). When Jesus was asked by unbelieving “doctors of the law” regarding the resurrection of the dead, He effectively closed their mouths by His answer!

Then He said, “Ye do greatly err, knowing neither the scriptures, nor the power of God”. (Matt. 22:29)

GREAT CHURCH LEADERS ON FAITH & MIRACLES:

Martin Luther, the great reformer said, “How often has it happened, and still does, that devils have been driven out in the name of Christ; also, by calling on His name and prayer, that the sick have been healed”.

John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church stated:  “I believe that God can open the eyes of the blind, cause the lame to walk, and the deaf to hear, if a man will have faith in God, and pray according to the faith that God has given them.  God will do the things He said He would because He is a never-changing God”.

A.B. Simpson, founder of the Christian & Missionary Alliance stated:  “If ever there was an age when the world needed the witness of God’s supernatural working, it is in this day of unbelief and Satan’s power. Therefore, we may expect, as the end approaches, that the Holy Ghost will work in the healing of sickness, in the casting out of demons, in remarkable answers to prayer, in special and wonderful providences, and in such forms as may please His sovereign will to an unbelieving world.”

The Bible says, “And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.  Amen”. (Mark 16:20)

St. Paul attested to this truth with this testimony:  “For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles, obedient, by word and deed, Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.” (Rom. 15:18-19)

The Holy Spirit also gives us this confirmation:  “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to His own will?” (Heb. 2:3-4) 

And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:  So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.” (Acts 19:11-12)

St. James writes to the church in general:  “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)

And Jesus Christ said:  “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes”. (Mark 9:23); “And Jesus Christ looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but with not with God: for with God all things are possible.” (Mark 10: 27).

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have FAITH in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever saith unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith.

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). “And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we KNOW that we have the petition that we desired of Him.” (1 John 5: 14,15). Amen.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

                                     TENT CRUSADE JULY 11-18 

                                         Begins Sun 3:00 July 11

                               PICTURE OF THE MONTH: HOISTING THE TENT
                              Stan Muzlyouski, James Cardinal, Don Cardinal

                             THE HARVEST IS PLENTEOUS

                              BUT LABOURERS ARE FEW

                                                      By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

     The harvest truly is plentiful, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest.” (Matt. 9: 37, 38). This is an urgent call for Prayer from the Lord of the Harvest. Jesus Christ, the greatest Missionary ever to walk on this Terra firma’ saw the multitudes as sheep having no shepherd. He had compassion toward them and preached the Gospel. And He healed all the sick and diseased among them!  (Matt. 9: 35, 36)

      Our Saviour went to the cities and villages. He didn’t only go where there were large crowds. He declared the Good News of the Kingdom of God. He brought peace, forgiveness, divine healing and new life to them. 

     The Lord was moved with Compassion when He saw the great needs among the multitudes of hurting people. He recognized the need for pastors who would love the people and minister to them as He did. He stressed the importance of gathering in the harvest of precious souls for His Kingdom!

      The Harvest is Huge! There is much work yet undone but the labourers are few. It is sad that so few have a burden to help their fellowman with such a great salvation”. (Heb.2: 3). There are many job opportunities. Jesus Christ is hiring and the wages are good! (John 4:36)

      The greatest need is for determined, sincere and fervent prayer. He calls for Intercessors. If we pray, He will call labourers and send them into His Harvest. We have Jesus’ promise and His Word is true and cannot fail! He declared: “Heaven and earth shall pass away; but My words shall not pass away.” (Mark 13: 31)

 JESUS RETURNING TO GET INHERITANCE!

    Here is a most significant promise made by our Heavenly Father to Messiah Jesus: Yet have I set My King upon My holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord said unto Me, Thou art My Son; this day have I begotten Thee. Ask of Me and I shall give Thee the heathen for Thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession.” (Psalms 2: 6- 8)

     Almighty God promised to give His Son the heathen for His inheritance. To fulfill that promise, Jesus Christ was incarnated and took upon Himself human flesh in order to suffer, bleed and die for the redemption of the human race and to rise again in power and great glory! 

     After 3 ½ years of preaching and healing the sick, casting out demons and bringing deliverance and salvation to multitudes, He was crucified on a the cross of shame” to satisfy the demands of divine justice. On the third day, Jesus Christ rose from the dead, thereby defeating sin, death, hell and Satan!

      Before He ascended to Heaven to sit on His Father’s right hand, our Risen and Glorified Lord gave the Church, the Great Commission’ to reach lost souls for His Kingdom, whereby He will receive the heathen as His inheritance. What an awesome responsibility. We hold the KEY to that prayer being answered!

    JESUS said: Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. He that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe… they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.” (Mark 16: 15-20; Matt.28:18-20)

 THE CHURCH IS RESPONSIBLE!

       JESUS confirmed the importance of His Ministry, which we have been called to continue. He commands us to receive the Holy Spirit and to take His never-changing Word, His supernatural Power and His incomparable, life-giving Name throughout the entire world spreading love, joy, peace and divine healing!

     JESUS said:Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh 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 reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit unto life eternal: that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together.” (John 4:35,36)

 WE MUST: 1. Pray for labourers; 2. Ask God to give us love for all believers; 3. Open our eyes to see the whitened harvest fields; 4. Receive the Blessed Holy Spirit and His leading in our lives; 5. Carry Christ’s glorious gospel everywhere possible and in the power of His Name deliver lost humanity!   By God’s grace we will do it for His honour and glory! Amen.

Dear Friend in Christ:

The Supreme task of the Church is to evangelize the world, by the proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Pray daily for a genuine revival to strike the hearts and lives of those who know Him as Lord and Saviour and then to touch the lives of those who know Him not! Please write me with your promise to pray and seek God for His blessings upon us as we labour for Him in this End-Time Hour! - Pastor Max Solbrekken

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