Saturday, April 30, 2022


                                    by Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D. 

 Divine healing emanates from Almighty God, because God is Life!  He is the sole creator of the world and giver of life!  Beside Him, there is no one capable of creating or granting anything.  And without Him, there is no life whatsoever!

It is only natural for God to heal, because He is the fountainhead of health and life.  Divine healing emanates and flows from Him because He exudes love, peace, health and Eternal Life!

 Like the warm rays emitted by the sun, fall on those exposed to its radiance, so it is with those who draw near to God!  They become automatic recipients of His grace, mercy, love, peace, forgiveness and health!  Our Heavenly Father daily showers His children with loving kindness and tender mercies (Psalm 103:1­6).


 God is love and perfect love casts out fear, therefore, there is perfect peace and healing in God! The Bible says: “Herein is our love made perfect…There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.” (1 John 4: 17-19)

And since fear brings torment and disunity between God and man and disharmony among men, God's love restores the harmony within the entire human being; spirit, soul and body! As the healing process changes the recipient's attitude toward his Maker, the spin-off effect touches those around him, bringing harmony out of discord.

Jesus is our peace, therefore, we walk in healing and health.  When the fear, torment, unrest and uncertainty is gone, the healing process starts functioning in the believer's life! As we believe God's Word and appropriate His promises for ourselves, we recognize His power actively operating, bringing healing to ourselves and others!

St. Paul stated, "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened: that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

"And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named not only in this world, but also in that which is to come". (Eph. 1:17-21)


How may we have these miracles? By allowing His power to operate in us: "Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us". (Eph. 3:20)

The key to God's power is to invite the Blessed Holy Spirit into our lives, to work in us mightily, according to His will!  Praise the Lord! And since the joy of the Lord is our strength, Divine Healing continues to flow, as we serve Him with gladness!

 God is against sickness because God is good, and sickness is the exact opposite of that which is good.  It is an evil, destructive force which tears down God's perfect work!

 Sickness is a blight and a scourge on humanity and a direct result of Adam's transgression and disobedience to Almighty God! Sickness and disease is incipient death which is a slow form of demise or death on the installment plan, because with sin came fear, torment, sickness, disease and death! 


 He preached the gospel to the poor, so they could have their needs met for body, soul, mind and spirit!  He forgave the sinner, healed the sick, dispelled fear, cast out demons, fed the hungry and raised the dead! In the Nazareth synagogue, He openly challenged the powers of darkness by publicly reading the words of Prophet Isaiah, concerning Himself:

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.  To preach the acceptable year of the Lord." (Luke 4:18-19)

Then, He went out to the poor, sinful, sick and needy and made them free, by the almighty power of the Holy Spirit! The Bible says, "And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people". (Matt. 9: 35­-36)


When God created the heavens and the earth and everything that was created, He put His stamp of approval on His handiwork by declaring it all "good"!

Adam was created in the very image and likeness of God and He is not sick!  In Him, there is no blemish, frailty, weakness, disease or death!  He is ageless, timeless, unchanging and the very epitome of perfection in every area of His Triune being - Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

In Him is perfect soundness, perfect goodness, perfect purity, perfect love, perfect peace, perfect righteousness and perfect health!

Adam was made by the hand of God, out of the dust that He had previously spoken into existence - out of nothing. Out of nothing! bereshith bara (heb.)– ex nihilo (gr.)  God created the worlds out of nothing.  He made the atoms - the building blocks of the universe, out of nothing!  And He still specializes in doing the impossible!  Hallelujah!

He is the world's only healer!  And since He is the healer, it isn't difficult for Him to heal us all!  Our Creator God made us in the first place, so it is not hard for Him to heal us and make us well!

The Bible states, "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him: male and female created He them". (Gen. 1:26-27). "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life: and man became a living soul". (Gen. 2:7)

A study of the original Hebrew texts teaches us how important we really are to Almighty God. The word man is 'adahm' which literally means "the blood of God".  The word image is 'damoot' and denotes "an exact duplication in kind". 

The Hebrew word for dust is 'afar' which means "minute particles" and the word ground is taken from the Hebrew 'adahmah' which has the literal meaning "the totality of all that God is".


 And why should I care about the literal meaning of these Hebrew texts? That may be your attitude now, but after you have read what I have to share next, you will rejoice with all true believers in Christ, for God's great plan for our lives!

"And God said Let us (Elohim-the triune God) make the blood of God (man) an exact duplication in kind (in our image) of ourselves." God took of Himself to make man.  He took of His own life (the life is in the blood), that is why we are so precious to Him!  This of course, is only a ‘figure-of-speech’ since God is Spirit and has no blood!

He made us triune (spirit, soul and body) just like Himself.  He is Father, Son and Holy Spirit!  We were created "an exact duplication in kind" of God. He made man out of minute particles (dust) of the totality of all that God is (ground).  Science has recently discovered that everything is made out of minute particles, exactly as the original Hebrew stated!

There was nothing here in the begin­ing, so God took of Himself to make everything that now exists!  For God is all in all!  Without Him, there would be nothing and if He decided to take His hand off this world, we would cease to exist!


That is why St. Paul stated, "For in Him we live, and move, and have our being". (Acts 17:28). God took of Himself to make the earth, but He took of His own Blood (life) to make man!

That is why God "will destroy them that destroy (corrupt) the earth". (Rev. 11:18). And why He is angry with those who worship mere men!  And that is why God will judge those who worship the earth, instead of worshipping Him and His Son Jesus Christ, who died for the sins of the world in order to purchase our redemption!

Christ's victory over Satan has purchased our liberty from the Evil one, for time and eternity!

The Bible emphatically declares: “Forasmuch 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 the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage”. (Heb. 2:14,15)

Christ’s victory and Satan’s defeat spells our liberty!


Those who do not turn from the occult New Age Movement and their deceptive teachings, will discover - possibly too late - that they have been deceived, and are in fact, worshipping Lucifer (Satan) who is the architect of Goddess and Mother Earth-GAIA worship!

There are those who say that the earth has a soul and we must worship the earth.  This is sacrilegious and blasphemous!

St. Paul warns of the terrible judgment of God upon those who worship created beings or creatures rather than the Living God and His Son Jesus Christ. (Rom 1:18-26). Moses wrote, "And the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (nephish); and man became a living soul". (Gen. 2:7)

The word nephish means "spirit".  God breathed His own eternal Spirit into Adam!  That is why St. Paul speaks of the "law of God after the inward man", referring to our conscience. (Rom. 7:22). And the Bible speaks of God placing "eternity in our hearts" (Ecc. 3:11), again alluding to our God given conscience!


What was the real reason for sending His Son to die on the cross?  St. Paul calls Jesus Christ, "the second Adam" and "the last Adam".  "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

"And so it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. The first man is of the earth earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven." (1 Cor. 15:22,45,47)

The first Adam (blood of God) disobeyed, betrayed His trust and sold out to God's enemy (Satan), plunging the entire human race into sin, death and destruction! That is why God had to send His own Son, to become the second Adam (blood of God), to shed His perfect and precious blood (not contaminated by sin, because He was born of a virgin - without a natural father).

So that He might meet the righteous demands of Divine Justice in Heaven to pay for the accumulated sins of mankind against Almighty God beginning with the high treason of Adam in the Garden of Eden. And to destroy the kingdom of darkness, which was holding in bondage children of men, who were created in the image of God!

The Bible says: “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)


Let me repeat: "Forasmuch 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 the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage." (Heb. 2:14-15)

"Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it." (Col. 2:14-15)

"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. 2:7-11)

St. John wrote, "For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil." (1 John 3:8)


After God had made Adam in His own image, He was very pleased.  The Bible states: "And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold it was very good." (Gen. 1:31). Evidently, Adam was a perfect specimen!  God made him according to His own will; perfect in all respects.  And he was perfectly healthy; spiritually, mentally and physically!

Adam had everything he could ask for.  A beautiful young wife, a good job with full fringe benefits, perfect health and no bills to pay!  And perfect fellowship with his Creator, and a guarantee that if he kept some simple rules, he could stay in this idyllic place forever!

Into this beautiful picture entered the world’s greatest Liar, Deceiver and Thief – Satan himself!  And after his subtle con job had beguiled Eve, the entire human race was enslaved, and hell bound! Eve was the first to disobey God and her sin soon contaminated Adam.  He was a quick study, and also transgressed against the Almighty.  Apparently, he understood the gravity of the situation, but didn't want to lose his wife! (Gen.2:17)


Their act of disobedience, rebellion and high treason soon infected their son Cain who became the world's first murderer!  And since that infamous day in the Garden of Eden, the human race has been contaminated with SIN.  And the results have been disastrous - bringing guilt, condemnation, fear, doubt, sickness, disease and death upon the entire human race!

But the GOOD NEWS is that God foresaw it all and had prepared a way of escape for fallen man.  Through Jesus Christ His Son, Almighty God made a way for mankind to be reconciled and restored to fellowship and communion with Himself!

The Bible says: "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

"For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.  For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.  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 be saved from wrath through Him.  For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

“And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

"For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous." (Rom. 5:1, 6-12, 19)


"And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and keep it".

God warned Adam, "Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat.  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest of it thou shalt surely die". (Gen. 2:15-17)

The original Hebrew says, "For in the day that thou eatest of it, in dying thou shalt die". In other words, the death process would immediately begin in their bodies and they would eventually die! From that day until this, death has reigned supreme over the human race.  Everyone eventually dies, and the process of death works from the day an infant is born until he finally expires!

I believe that the reason Adam and Eve began to die was two-fold: Sin had entered into their hearts bringing spiritual death, and they were driven out of the Garden and could no longer partake of the fruit from the ‘tree of life’. The ‘Tree of Life’ represented Jesus!

The reason that they were driven out was because of God’s grace. If they would have been able to stay in the Garden of Eden in their sinful state, they would have continued eating of the fruit from the ‘Tree of Life’ and would have been eternally lost, like Satan!

The Bible says: “So He (God) drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cher’u-bims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” (Gen.3: 24)


The Good News is that Jesus Christ - the Second Adam - overcame sin, death and the grave for us, when He conquered Satan by shedding His pure and perfect BLOOD for our total freedom from the curse of sin and the Law that we had broken!

Through His vicarious death for us on Golgotha, Jesus Christ met the righteous demands of the Divine Justice in the Courts of Heaven, to pay for the sins of all mankind from Adam unto the coming of Christ! His free gift is offered to all who will receive Him as Lord and Saviour!

Some years ago, I was invited by Dr. Roy LeReiche who was at that time the president of the Alberta College of Physicians & Surgeons, to sit on a panel with the President of Canada’s Chiropractors, the President of the Alberta Psychologists and a Medical Doctor who was also a Mega Vitamin Scientist!

I represented the Church and God’s healing power though faith in the death and resurrection of God’s eternal Son Jesus Christ!

We had a very lively discussion indeed, as several medical doctors made very derogatory remarks about the chiropractors. At one point in the heated exchange and name calling, the president of Canada’s Chiropractors shot back, “Don’t you call me a quack after what your surgeons did to my wife.  They almost killed her in an operation”.

 The president of Alberta’s Psychologists was also treated to a give and take, not too professional debate.  And the medical doctor who was a mega vitamin scientist was more or less ignored or ridiculed.

When it was my turn, I was pleasantly surprised.  Not one doctor complained about our ministry or faith in God for divine healing.

 A leading medical doctor asked, “Rev. Max Solbrekken, why didn’t God create a world in which we doctors would not have to shovel bushel loads of pills into our patients?” It was a great question and a most opportune time to testify for my Lord!

I answered, “But Doctor, God did create such a world.  When God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, there was no sickness, pain, suffering, death or sorrow for there was no sin there.  There were no drugstores, hospitals, wheelchairs, iron lungs or graveyards in the Garden of Eden because there was NO SIN there!

“When Satan tempted Adam and Eve and they fell for his lies, sin entered into the world and with sin came guilt, fear, sickness, disease, death and sorrow!”

“And if we in the Church have more compassion and seek God for more of His power to heal the sick, and if you in the medical profession do your best and seek to find better ways to help the sick and suffering, together we will help a lot of people. And when Jesus returns to earth. He will solve all our problems!”

They gave me a good applause. Canada’s Chiropractic president later approached me, saying that his wife had been healed watching our TV program on CFCN Calgary. And a young doctor, who later became my personal physician, shared with me that his father who had been an alcoholic had attended our crusade and given his life to Christ!

All honour and glory be unto our Lord Jesus Christ for His goodness to the children of men! Amen.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

                      JESUS CHRIST CANNOT FAIL!

Port of Spain, Trinidad Revival, 1968

Missionary Leroy Lebeck Prays for the New Converts

                              GOD'S WORD IS TRUE: JESUS CHRIST GLORIFIED!
                                           Port au Prince, Haiti, Crusade, 1972

                                      ALL HONOUR AND PRAISE TO JESUS CHRIST!
                                Max Solbrekken & Omar Cabrera, Cordova, Argentina, May, 1978
                          The Beginning of great  Argentine Revival May, 1978

                              HOLY SPIRIT BRINGS REVIVAL TO BRAZIL!
Max Solbrekken & Dr. Manuel Feriera, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1987 

                                   ALL HONOUR AND GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST        
 Max Solbrekken & Nelson at Parque Brasil, Paulinia, S.P. Brazil at                                                                             A.O.G. Crusade on  April 13, 2005. 4000 buses brought 200,000
                                   GOD REVEALED HIS GREAT LOVE TO INDIA!
                                    Max Solbrekken powerful Gospel Crusade in Guntur, A.P. India, 1966

                                    GOD GRANTS MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS!
                            MIRACLE GIVES JOY TO PARENTS & DOCTORS!

                                JESUS CHRIST GAVE ME A MIRACLE!          
                             Max Solbrekken & Nicholas Krushnitsky preaching in Taipai, Taiwan, 1998

Max and Donna relaxing after a Gospel Service
                                        GETTING THE GOSPEL OUT TO THE LOST!
                                         Great revivals have begun through tract distribution 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022


                        TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022


                               Great Newfoundland Revival at Frank Bursey Tabernacle, 1968
                             Max & Donna Solbrekken visit Premier Joey Smallwood, 1968

                              Max Solbrekken with President Daniel Arop Moi, Kenya, 1984
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Crusade 1998


Saturday, April 16, 2022




Cassandra FairbanksApril 13, 2022UncategorizedComments Offon 123 Pounds Of Cartel Drugs Seized By CBP This Weekend In Just El Paso Area Ports Of Entry

A massive 18 pounds of cocaine, 27 pounds of heroin, and 78 pounds of marijuana were intercepted from drug smugglers this weekend in just the El Paso area ports of entry.

These numbers constitute a fraction of the total drugs seized this weekend and just a fraction of a fraction of the total drugs smuggled across the border.

Most smuggling efforts are successful. To put this matter in perspective, the latest numbers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection log over 296,000 lbs of narcotics seized so far this year. But, fewer than 5% of vehicles crossing the border are thoroughly screened by CBP and, on average, only 3,000 people are arrested for smuggling drugs each year.

On April 8, CBP officers conducting vehicle inspections detected the presence of narcotics in the car of a 24-year-old U.S. citizen who was transporting 18 pounds of cocaine.

On April 9. CBP officers seized 27 pounds of heroin following an x-ray scan of a vehicle.

On April 10,  an unassuming 63-year-old U.S. citizen who was transporting 78 pounds of marijuana was caught when drug dogs alerted officers to the presence of narcotics.

Regardless of an individual’s position on decriminalization, the fact remains that drugs crossing the southern border are financing cartel warlords, contributing to the instability of Mexico and Central America, and creating an environment that produces even more illegal immigrants.

Quantifying the immensity of drugs passing over our border and onto the streets of America requires rather difficult arithmetic with too many unknown variables. What is certain, however, is that each and every single day pounds upon pounds of deadly poison slip through the cracks—far more makes it through than is ever caught.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022


O GOD GIVE US MEN- Not Cowards
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D. (1965)

Great advances have been made almost everywhere in the world. In the Scientific field, knowledge has increased many times over until man of today finds himself in a most exciting and almost dangerous position, because of the tremendous power at his fingertips.

Almost unbelievable strides have been accomplished in the fields of medicine and education. Industry has zoomed ahead and cities have blossomed out in record time and become great metropolitan areas.

Factories are building better automobiles, aeroplanes and vehicles of transportation; while efficient engineers have built some of the greatest highways ever know. Better methods of pasteurization of milk, preservation of foods and refrigeration have come to us to use and enjoy. The standard of living in the Free World is exceptionally high and most people earn a comfortable living.

However, we see the mammoth rise of drunkenness, immorality, juvenile delinquency, sexual perversion, and disregard for authority, along with agnosticism, modernism and atheism on our university campuses and even in our pulpits.

Yes, SIN with a capital S has made inroads everywhere and the devil seems to be having a hey-day as he has run rampant, especially these last few years. The Bible says, “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall raise up a standard against him.” (Isaiah 59:19) 

 However, God needs vessels to work through to raise up this standard, and dealing with human beings as in days gone by, He has had a hard time finding many who would answer the call to battle, and fight against the wicked enemy of our soul. Instead of the church rising to meet the challenge of a lost, sinful world, the church has slumped into the “comfortable pew” and is taking a relaxing course of “sitting out this battle” for so few want to get involved in actual warfare with apostasy and evil.


O God, give us brave, lion hearted men today in the pulpits of our land to cry out against the sinfulness, apostasy and wickedness in high places and low, also in the pulpit and pew. May God give us men like Daniel of old, who was not afraid of the hungry lions but rather stood up to the evil men of his day and upheld the Name of his Lord God Jehovah. Give us men like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego who wouldn’t bow to heathen

idols and who had enough faith in their God that they were not afraid of the fiery furnace. The fear of God was greater in their lives than the fear of man. Their faith defeated their enemies as it quenched the violence of fires. (Hebrews 11:34)

O God, give us men today like Joseph, who would not fall for carnality, lust and adultery but rather than lower the standard of the child of God to take in sinful practices, cried out, “How can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” (Genesis 39:9) Although Joseph was lied about by Potiphar’s wife and cast in prison, God was with him and bringing him out in due time, vindicated Joseph, making him third ruler in the Kingdom of Egypt. Hallelujah!

O God, give us preachers today, like the great prophet Micah who declared, “Truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord and of might and judgment to show unto the children of Israel their transgression with the House of Jacob their sin. (Micah 3:8)

Micah said that all the prophets of the land had backslid and forsaken the counsel and Word of God and were prophesying what people wanted to hear. They had compromise and sold out to the devil’s crowd. Perhaps the persecution got too rough and so they took the easy way out.

Jesus said, “If they hated me, they will hate you.” (John 15:18-20).  If they have reviled me, they will revile and persecute you.” Jesus said, “As my Father hath sent me, so send I you as sheep among the wolves.” (John 15:18-20) “If they have called ‘The Master’ a devil – how much more shall they call them of his household.” (Matthew 10:25)

Is it any wonder full gospel and Pentecostal believers are persecuted and ridiculed by the devil’s crowd and even by some so-called Christians?

The Bible says, “They that live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” (2 Tim. 3:12) If you are a Christian and have no persecution, take stock of your life and see whether you still be in the faith (2 Cor. 13:5), because if you are not getting some persecution from the devil’s crowd (inside or outside of the church matters not), then you can’t be doing too much for His Kingdom. 

 However, if the “old wicked one” – through his friends and co-labourers – is giving you a rough time, and you are being persecuted (2 Cor. 4:8-9), then the Scripture advises to rejoice and leap for joy. (Luke 6:22-23)

Perhaps the prophets in Micah’s day were bought off with high positions, a large salary, a luxurious home, a retirement income and other conveniences…or possibly by influential government leaders who swept them off their feet by the pomp and ceremony.

All the prophets in Micah’s day had taken the easy way out and the "fear of man had become a snare.” (Proverbs 29:25).  The love of money had corrupted them (1 Timothy 6:10) and they had erred, perhaps because “the applause of man was greater than the praise of God”. (John 12:43)

But Micah, the man of God, DID NOT WAVER, he did not bend, nor did he compromise one inch. He stood true to his calling and to God. He did not give up the “old time religion for something newer or more fashionable, and God came on the scene, bringing judgment to the backslidden prophets and a message to His people, to repent and return to God.

Here was one who would not deviate from the truth, and God always has a few that love and fear Him enough to be His spokesmen in every wicked age.

Today we are living in a similar day in which Micah lived. Many ministers have compromised and have taken the way of least resistance, been bought off or silenced by the modernistic church leaders of their denomination, by rich, sin laden church members or cold, dry deacon boards; and thousands of preachers who once preached the great truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ are now preaching a soft sell gospel, a social gospel, a bloodless gospel or a modernistic gospel.

What a pity and shame that this has happened in our generation, before our very eyes. Truly we are living in the ‘End Time’ and Jesus Christ, the only true Saviour of the world is coming soon! (Revelation 22:12)


St. Paul warns of the great falling away from the Truth. “Let no man deceive you by any means, for that day shall not come except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.” (2 Thess. 2:3)

Jude declares there will be mockers in the ‘END OF TIME’ who will joke at the validity of Christ’s return. (Jude 8). 1 Timothy 4:1-4 records that “in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.” The Bible says they would DEPART FROM (after having believed and preached it, they would depart from it and oppose it – giving heed to seducing spirits).

God’s word warns that “in the last days perilous times shall come – the people would have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof.” (2 Tim. 3:1-8) They would be going through the motions of religious exercises and ceremony but denying the experience of salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost for power. (Acts 1:8)

In 2 Tim. 3:13-16, Paul admonishes Timothy, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and worse, deceiving, and being deceived”, and then goes on to instruct Timothy to continue in the things he has learned and been assured of – the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make one wise unto salvation (verses 14 & 15).

The Bible says, “ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God” (2 Tim. 3:16), not just some, but ALL of God’s Word.

The Holy Scripture is absolutely true. Paul instructs Timothy to preach the Word – not some theory, new curriculum or new thought, but to preach the Word of the Living God, and again “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the Truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (2 Tim. 4:2-4)


The great falling away is here now- with entire denominations of Christian Churches turning their backs on Hoy Scripture, declaring it fallible and contradictory despising the great truth of the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ. The story of the Magi and the star that led them is also a myth, they say. 

Here is an excellent example of carnal, proud, unholy men agreeing with atheists and enemies of Jesus Christ and God's infallible Word in a brazen attempt to destroy the Holy Scripture. Have they no Fear of God? Such pride and rank Stupidity!

According to the new United Church curriculumthe first eleven chapters in Genesis, which tell of the creation of the world and of mankind by God and the account of Noah and the flood is a fable or myth.

The new United Church Curriculum which is being taught to thousands of children denies the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ, leaving the inference that Joseph or some other man was the father of Jesus Christ – making Mary promiscuous rather than a chaste, godly virgin. 

Have you heard of such sacrilege? And this is not coming from some atheistic paper but from the writings of, and the pulpits of the largest Protestant Church in Canada. This same curriculum denies the miracles in the Bible, rejects the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and ridicules the ascension and second coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Read what Rev. Ben Smilie, United Church minister and University of Saskatchewan chaplain has to say about our fundamentalist beliefs in the Scripture. Regina Leader Post article entitled ‘A Massive Irrelevancy’ by Tom Jarvis: “The Toronto Telegram’ printed it in full, with the somewhat shocking passage in large type which speaks of fundamentalist belief in “clay-made man, a floating zoo, an amphibious-footed Jesus, a son of God who was a home brew artist, and an ascension that looks like a Cape Kennedy blast-off.”

Have you read anything so blasphemous and anti-Christian? Not coming from some communist writer but from an ordained Minister of a Protestant Church.

Let the moderator of the United Church of Canada speak for himself. This article from the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, June 5, 1954, “Howse says literal believers in Bible lacks understanding.” - The moderator of the United Church of Canada says Christians who believe literally in all of the “metaphors and imageries” of the Bible exhibit “lack of understanding.”

The RT. Rev. Ernest Howse of Toronto, in an interview Thursday, said that one of the most significant religious trends today is the movement away from “medieval imagery and hypocrisy. Dr. Howse, who had been in Banff for a meeting of the United Church’s Alberta Conference, said that people should not take literally such events as Christ’s physical resurrection and the virginity of Mary. The moderator said the United Church’s new curriculum which allows for liberal interpretation of the Bible, is “really nothing new at all.” There is nothing in the curriculum which was not accepted when I was in college 30 years ago. “If people are shocked by it, then it is evident our ministers have not been adequately teaching their congregations.”

The Sept 2, 1954 edition of the Christian Beacon has aptly exposed teachings in the Methodist Church:

Here is, indeed, the finest kind of documentation to show how far the Methodist Church has gotten away from belief in the Bible and a proclamation of what the Bible teaches. The Bible has here been rearranged; great sections of it are considered to be legends and myths; and the Methodists have gone so far as actually to reverse the plain teaching of the Bible concerning Elijah.

We read, “Undoubtedly there is a legendary element in some of the stories about him; but Elijah is certainly an historical figure, and the narratives of his life were probably written down not more than 100 years after his death. Those elements in the saga that are legendary rather than historically accurate serve their purpose…

So, somewhere along the line, we have to eliminate that which is “legendary rather than historically accurate.” And in regard to Elijah we are told that he certainly was a historical figure, but when it comes to the account of his death, we must eliminate the legendary aspect of it – the chariot of fire, the whirlwind, and his rapture into Heaven. So we must pronounce him dead. And this is what the unbelief in the Methodist Church has done in its Sunday school lesson for Sept 19, 1965.”

The following article, entitled “United Church will expose tall stories in the Bible”, from the Winnipeg Tribune: The Bible may say so, but as far as the United Church of Canada is concerned, David didn’t kill Goliath and Noah never saw an ark. And the youngsters of the church will be told this, beginning in the fall, as the United Church introduces a radically new teaching program in its Sunday schools. An official of the church in Manitoba expects little opposition when a start is made in September to teach children that the contest of David and Goliath is a tall story, that the first 11 chapters of the Bible are myth, that Noah never built a ark, that the Virgin birth may be the product of a biblical mistranslation, and the Christmas star and angelic chorus which announced Jesus’ birth are merely legends.

Rev. John Klassen, field secretary of Christian education in the Manitoba Conference of the church says: “Most Sunday school teachers will welcome these changes because they’ll no longer have to teach things they never believed in themselves.”

The new curriculum developed by the church at a cost of one million dollars, and six years of preparation, will be introduced this September in the 250 – 300 United Churches in Manitoba and North-western Ontario.

Mr. Klassen says opposition to the new curriculum, if it comes, is expected from those church members who believe in a literal translation of the Bible.

Below are excerpts from an article entitled “Churchmen View the new Morality”, Edmonton Journal, Saturday, May 29, 1965: Extra-marital sexual relations can sometimes be tolerated if they are motivated by love, says a United Church of Canada official. Rev. J.M. Dickinson, director of pastoral counselling services, was discussing the “new morality at a church lecture group here Wednesday night. The new morality, he said, stresses a life in a freer society in which one tries to understand the motives behind a man’s action rather than condemn the action alone. “Many extra-marital love affairs must be more graceful in the eyes of God compared to the sometimes sterile, beastly and destructive sex manifestations within the marriage”, said Mr. Dickinson.

                                SATAN HAS DECEIVED THEM!

Same Rule Applies – “Homosexuality, long regarded as one of the grossest of evils, for similar reasons should not be condemned,” he said. “One enters every situation in life asking, not as much what the moral law requires of me, or what is right and wrong, but rather what does genuine love for the other person require of me”, he said, “This type of thinking marked the end of any kind of moralism based on the authority of church scripture, in which man’s actions were neatly categorized into good and bad. From the point of view of the new morality, one tries to understand what effect a man’s action has had on him and what it has meant to him”, Mr. Dickson said.

In this case, there were good and evil dimensions to every individual action. But people should feel released from this ridiculous command to be a good little boy and God will love you. There has been a tendency for the church to be identified with this old morality”, he said. “It is important that the church be far more flexible as rules and regulations change in society.”

In a Sept, 1965 Star Weekly article, “Canada’s Atheists”, Dr. Marian Sherman, who is a professed atheist has this to say about the modern day ministers, “Religions inhibit growth. They divide people into little groups with fixed ideas that are sacred, and so can’t be changed. However, we are entering an area of co-operation and science, and I think that religions will evolve out of existence.”

Already wide-spread changes in traditional patterns of belief are causing major upheaval, and thoughtful reassessment, within the Christian Churches themselves. In a just published national survey, conducted by the board of evangelism and social services of the United Church of Canada, it was found that a representative sample of 1,955 regular church-goers, occasional church-goers and infrequent church goers from 209 congregations, 16% did not believe in a personal God; 19% did not accept the divinity of Christ; 35% did not accept the Virgin birth of Christ; 44% did not accept the idea of personal existence after death; and 60% rejected the Biblical account of miracles. Perhaps even more startling: Rev. E.M. Howse, moderator of the United Church of Canada, recently stated that he himself did not personally believe in the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

Moderator Howse, according to His own words does not believe in the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead!

The Bible says, “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is anti-Christ, that denieth the Father and the Son: (1 John 2:22). Anyone who denies the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead denies that Jesus is the Christ, and is anti-Christ and a lost soul on his road to Hell.

The Bible states that Jesus Christ was “declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” (Romans 1:4) The resurrection from the dead was the final proof that set Jesus Christ apart as the Son of God. Hallelujah.

As a minister of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, I must, as Paul of old, warn you of these and other deceivers (2 Tim. 3:13) who have turned their ears from the Truth and have turned unto fables, not enduring sound doctrine (2 Tim. 3:3-4)

I hereby take a public stand against those enemies of the cross (Phil 3:18), workers of unrighteousness (2 Cor. 11:13-15) and false teachers (2 Tim. 3:8) and according to the Holy Scriptures, I hold up the Word of God, the Holy Bible as the True and Living Word of God. ( 2 Tim. 3:14-16)

O God, give us men today like Jeremiah who gave forth the Word with compassion, as he felt the displeasure of God at the sins of the people and in tears invited them back to God. Jesus, the Son of God, wept over Jerusalem (Luke 13:34) and with strong crying He agonized over last souls (Heb 5:7) and was moved with compassion upon the sick and sinful and ministered to them. (Matt. 9:36)

Paul, the great apostle writes how he failed not, by the space of three years to warm men and women night after night with tears (Acts 20:31). The Bible says, “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.: (Psalms 126:5-6)


I love the words of the song, “Give us More Elijahs to Pray the Fire Down.” How we need more courageous men to stand against the apostates today as Elijah did against wicked King Ahab and the woman Jezebel, who was a false prophetess. (Rev. 2:20)

Elijah stood on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:19-39) challenging the people to choose between Baal – the false god – and the Lord, the Truth and Living God. Then he made the acid test to see ‘Who was God?’ He emphasized, “And the God that answereth by fire, let him be God.”

The gods of the heathen failed to bring a response, but the ‘God of the Universe’ brought the answer, and He answered by fire. Hallelujah! I’ve often said, “I do not serve the dead gods many preachers serve today – The God I serve lives forever in power and greatness – and never changes. The Jesus I love and worship is the Living Christ who walked out of the tomb so many years ago, ascended into Heaven, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on High (Heb. 1:3) and will come again soon to receive us unto Himself. (John 14:3)

The Holy Record says, when Elijah took his stand against the apostasy, God came to his aid and honoured his faith, fulfilled His own Word, bringing men to their knees in repentance and faith. (1 Kings 18:39)

Oh, how we need young men today like Elisha of Bible times who rose to the challenge – He became master of the situation and received an answer to his prayer in a Double Portion Anointing upon his life. (2 Kings 2:9, 13-15) When he knew his master Elijah would be taken from him, the young man, was alert and ready for action. When Elijah was taken up into Heaven by a chariot of fire and the mantle of the prophet drifted back to earth, Elisha tore off his own garment, picked up that mantle and with anticipation he walked up to the River Jordon, smote the river saying, “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?”

The young man was expecting something to happen when he smote the waters with that mantle, and something did happen – The waters parted just as he had expected! Hallelujah!

Jesus said, John the Baptist was more than a prophet and there had not risen anyone greater than this servant of God. (Matt. 11:11) John the Baptist said of himself, “I am a voice crying in the wilderness” (John 1:23) telling people to repent (Matt. 3:2). He did not mince words but came right to the point and thousands heard his message turning to God, and were baptized, confessing their sins. (Matt. 3:5-6)


Stephen, the first martyr, preached boldly and demonstrated true Christianity among the people, teaching and preaching the Word, the Lord working with him confirming His Word with great wonders and miracles (Acts 6:8). Stephen was a Deacon in the early church. (Acts 6:3-5)

Oh, that we could have deacons like this in our churches today!

Stephen preached so powerfully that they stoned him to death, but the Word of God he had preached multiplied and grew, and God was magnified. (Acts 7:59) His death was so glorious; no doubt many were saved watching him die.

St. Peter stood up without fear, and called upon the murderers of Jesus Christ to get right with God and to repent of their sins. And 3,000 souls gave their lives to God that day. (Acts 2:23-37) The result of this bold preaching was the conversion of 3,000 souls to Jesus Christ.

History is crowned with brave, courageous Heaven-directed and Spirit filled men who have acted and moved as God has led them, and as a result we have the Word of God among us today! We think of the great teacher John Hus who was burned at the stake by the hands of a wicked pope. John Hus had been given a guarantee of safe conduct which turned out to be a lie.

As he was tied to the stake, John Hus cried, “The same Gospel I have taught, preached and lived by, I am ready, willing and happy to die for.” John Hus’s body was burned at the stake as the great papal crime was committed; however the truth of the Gospel marched on.

Martin Luther, the great reformer said 100 years later, “The Gospel that we have now has been handed down to us by Hus, at the cost of his blood.” Where would you and I be today if it had not been for John Hus and Martin Luther who stood against the lies, falsehoods and sins of that time?

O God, give us more men like Martin Luther, who motivated by the Spirit of God, defied wicked religious and political leaders”, nailed the ’95 thesis’ on the church door at Wittenburg, condemning the evils of the Roman Catholic church, calling the papacy the anti-Christ (Smalchad Art II, Art IV 9-10) and burning the papal bull! Praise the Lord!

Space will not permit me to write of all the great men of faith and power who were so mightily used of God in bringing men to Christ.

However, I must tell of John Wesley, that great believer in “Holiness unto God” (1 Thess. 4:7) who preached and lived so effectively that he turned England back to God. D.L. Moody underwent ridicule and was despised because he believed in the power of the Holy Spirit and was called “Crazy Moody”; termed a fanatic and received very little support from the churches in Great Britain, because they said “His followers speak with other tongues”, but he pressed in and had great revivals all the same and turned thousands to Christ.

There are however, some sad cases in the Bible, of men who disobeyed God and sold out to the devil’s crowd.

Jonah disobeyed God and got into real trouble before he repented and took God’s message of Judgment to Nineveh. The Lord had to chastise him severely before he was willing to go – However, when he did finally obey God, great blessings came to Nineveh as the entire city repented and turned to God. (Jonah 1:2)

Perhaps someone reading this message, like Jonah, has been called of God, but has disobeyed. Repent immediately and obey, and you will see His blessing upon your life and that of others. Esau was careless and irreverent concerning the great gift of God, and sold his birthright for a message of pottage.

Many ministers today are preaching just for what they can get out of it – just for a living – to fill their stomachs. Paul calls preachers like this “belly preachers.” (Phil. 3:19) Others have sold their spiritual birthright of true Christianity for an affiliation with the World Council of Churches or some local ministerial group and have compromised their stand on the Bible, the miraculous, holiness and other vital subjects, to gain favour of some denomination. Please repent before it is too late for you, as it was for Esau. (Hebrews 12:16-17)

Then there are the Gehazis (2 Kings 5:20-27) and Judas’ (Luke 22:3-6) who, for some fancy clothes or a few dollars, personal greed or the love of money, have sold their Lord and the principles they hold dear because they have been deceived by the demon of lust and greed. If you are such a one, make your way back to God quickly as did the Prodigal son. (Luke 15:17-20)

And there are the Demas’ who forsake Christ and the Gospel because the love of the world is so strong in their hearts. (2 Tim. 4:10) The Bible says, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 Jn. 2:15) Jesus said, “No man can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.’ (Matt. 6:24)

The Word of God says Moses made a choice to serve God. He turned his back upon the riches of Egypt because he realized the greatness of God’s promises and rewards. (Heb. 11:24-26) Also Daniel “purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank, therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” (Dan. 1:8)

Both Moses and Daniel made up their minds that they were through with the world and no one could change their minds; they were determined to serve God. You must do the same!


Sir Winston Churchill made this statement during the 2nd world war, “Give us the tools and we will finish the job.” God has given us the tools with which to right against Satan and has assured us a victory every time because Jesus Christ defeated the devil, death, hell and the grave and emerged conqueror, forevermore!

Jesus said, “Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) Jesus also said, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth” (Matt. 28:18). In Luke 10:19 he said, “Behold I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

We are in a real warfare against the devil for we read in Ephesians 6:10-18, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rules of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”, and our weapons against him are real.

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds, casting down of imaginations and every high thing which exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought unto the knowledge of Christ.” (2 Cor. 10:4-5)


I began this message by saying that everything has advanced. Power seems to be the order of the day as everything has far more power than previously – automobiles have larger engines and more power. Household gadgets and appliances are the very latest in design with maximum power necessary to do the job, mankind has harnessed the great atomic and hydrogen power available through God’s mighty creation.

In everything we have advanced and had an increase of power, except in the church. In the church, instead of going forward, we have gone backward. Instead of being spiritually alive, the church seems to have almost died. How blind spiritual leaders are and have been, not to realize that the great power Christ put within the Church has never been taken away.

John Wesley affirmed that “miracles were to have been in the church throughout the entire church age but were lost because of unbelief.”

How true, and we are making use of this great power to prove to people that God is love and God lives today, as in Philip’s time (Acts 8:5-8); when people see the miracles they will believe.

We have personally seen hundreds of miracles and healing in our crusades through this ministry. I know the God of Elijah, Moses and Daniel lives today!

Jesus said, “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)

Take advantage of this great opportunity, to be filled with the Holy Ghost and receive power from on High to be an effective soul winner for Jesus Christ. If you are a sinner, ask God to forgive you and He will pardon and cleanse you. If you are sick, Jesus will heal you now as you put your trust in Him. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” (Acts 16:31)

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