Pentecostal Ministers attending the Crusade, 1967 The whole area was stirred for Christ, 1967
Thousands attended the Max Solbrekken crusade in Nfld, 1968
IN GOD’S WORD
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
“The Word of God is quick (living) and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Heb. 4: 12)
The Holy Bible is the written Word of God and Jesus Christ is the living Word of God. If you believe in Him, Jesus Christ will come into your heart! He will minister to you, as you read His Word and when you use His Name in prayer!
The Word of God ministers to our spirit, our soul (intellect, will, emotions) and our bodies. Through our spirit, we pray and fellowship with God. His Word comforts our mind, and His Word also heals our body. His Word ministers to our entire being. God’s Word gets into “…the joints and marrow” of our bodies and HEALS us!
There may be sin in our soul or spirit, but there in no sin in our bones or marrow, but there may be arthritis or cancer. The Word of God is living and powerful and our precious Lord and Saviour has purchased deliverance and divine healing for His church!
St. John wrote: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1-4,14)
The Psalmist prayed, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereunto according to Thy Word. With my whole heart have I sought Thee: O let me not wander from Thy commandments. Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee. My hands also will I lift up unto Thy commandments, which I have loved. (Ps. 119-11,48)
“For ever, O Lord Thy Word is settled in Heaven.” (Ps. 119: 89). “So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereunto I send it.” (Is. 55:11)
“According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has called us to glory and virtue. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises that by these ye might be partakers of the Divine Nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through Lust.” (2 Peter 1: 3, 4)
“We have a more sure word of prophecy whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the Day Star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the Prophecy came not in old time by the will of man; but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (2 Peter 1: 19-21)
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for correction, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Tim. 16,17)
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Looking unto Jesus the Author and finisher (perfector) of our Faith, who for the JOY that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Heb. 12:1,2)
GOD’S WORD DEFEATED SATAN!
Refuting Satan the Tempter, Jesus Christ stated: “It is Written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Matt. 4: 4). The Word of God stopped Satan the opposer. Jesus exalted the Word of God, declaring that ALL of God’s Word is sacred. We must obey every Word of God!
“Jesus said unto him, It is Written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.” (Matt. 4: 7). We must believe and obey all of God’s Word. By disobeying the Creator we would be calling Him a liar or a fraud. Let us bow before Him in humility and faith and receive His forgiveness, divine healing, peace, and blessings!
“Then saith Jesus unto him, Get Thee Hence, Satan: for it is Written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him alone shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth Him, and behold, angels came and ministered unto Him.” (Matt. 4:10,11). Jesus used the Word of God to stop the Devil and commanded him to leave at once! And he was gone!
TWELVE APOSTLES AND 70 DISCIPLES!
The Twelve! “And when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them POWER against unclean spirits to cast them out, and to HEAL all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. And as ye go, preach, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Heal the Sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.” (Matt.10: 1, 7,8)
Go tell John! “Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and show John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receives their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever, is not offended in Me.” (Matt. 11: 4-6)
The Seventy! “After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before His face into every city and place, wither He would come. And HEAL the sick that are that are therein, and say unto then, The Kingdom of God is come unto you.”
“And the Seventy returned again with joy saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy name. And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from Heaven. 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.” (Luke 10: 1,9,17-19)
God’s Eternal Son saw Lucifer and his rebels cast out from Heaven by Michael and his angels! When Jesus Christ, the SEED of the woman CRUSHED Satan’s head on the CROSS He shed His vicarious, holy blood to meet the righteous demands of Divine Justice for our sins in the Courts of Heaven!
By the grace of God, through the Blood of the Everlasting Covenant and in the Name of Jesus Christ I have had the privilege of liberating many tormented people from Satan’s grasp, for God’s glory! Hallelujah.
BUT YE SHALL RECEIVE POWER!
All Believers! “Go ye into all 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 speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” (Mark 16: 15-18).
The accuracy of God’s Word is without doubt. The Bible is accurate when you compare Scripture with Scripture, using both the Old and New Testaments. Isaiah prophesied the coming of the Holy Spirit and God’s people’s rejection of His Son. Less than fifty years after Jesus’ death, the Temple was destroyed, and the Jewish nation was no more!
STAMMERING LIPS & ANOTHER TONGUE!
Isaiah stated: “For with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to this people. To whom He said, this is the Rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing yet they would not hear. But the Word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.” (Isaiah 28:11,12
After His glorious resurrection, Jesus witnessed to His followers: “Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures, and He said unto them, thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things.
“And, behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” (Luke 24: 45-49)
Seven hundred years before giving His Son to redeem fallen man, the Heavenly Father spoke through His prophet, Isaiah! Here is the fulfillment of that prophecy.
“And when the Day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
“But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. And on My servants and on My handmaidens, I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy.” (Acts 2:1-4, 16-18)
SEALED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT!
The Bible states: “To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the Beloved. In whom we have Redemption through His Blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace; wherein He had abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence:
“Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to the good pleasure which He hath proposed in Himself: that in the dispensation of the fulness of times He may gather in one all things in Christ, both which are in Heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will.
“That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your salvation: In whom also after ye believed, ye were SEALED with the Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.” (Eph. 1: 6, 7,13,14)
THE PROMISES OF JESUS!
“And whatsoever ye shall ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father 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 Comfortable, that He may abide with 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. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” (John 14: 13-18)
Here is a wonderful testimony taken from the Cry of His Coming Magazine, 1973:
50 Medical Specialist Examined My Arm
Says Harold Slade, Brantford, Ontario
In January of 1967 I broke my left arm and in the month of April, I suffered another injury on the same arm, and as a result it was broken again. This time, however, a nerve got caught between the two cracks in the bone. The doctor reported that it was completely cut.
As a result of the accident, my arm was paralyzed, and I just couldn’t move it. It was curled up and if I had to move a finger or wanted to, I had to move it with the other hand.
In all the time my arm was paralyzed I had 50 medical specialists from all across Newfoundland, Canada, and even the U.K. examine me. They wondered whether they should operate or not and there seemed to be a great fear concerning possible blood clots that might cause death if they operated. They debated for one week and let me leave the hospital. After a week they would make a final decision as to whether to operate or not.
The nerve that was cut was the radio nerve and while I was in the hospital, I was going to a conference with the doctors about every second day. I remember them saying that my condition was unique and there hadn’t been another case like mine ever to come out of it completely healed since 1920.
I had come to Victoria Carbonear, Newfoundland from the hospital in St. Johns. It bothered me a lot to have my left arm paralyzed because I love playing hockey and was very active. The only thing I could do with my arm was to put my thumb inside my belt so my arm wouldn’t fall down. Anytime I had to use my left arm, I had to use my right arm to do it
I believe it was in May of 1969 you came to Victoria Carbonear, Pastor Solbrekken, and I will never forget the night you prayed for me. The glory of God was falling, and I fell to the floor under God’s power when you laid your hands on me. As I fell, I remember hitting my arm and the Devil seemed to say to me, “That’s it! Your arm is really hurt now.”
When the Spirit lifted, I got up ad went home, knowing I was healed. The next day I went to school because I was to receive my high school diploma that week. When I came home at lunch I said to my mother, “Look at my thumb! I can move my finger!” Well, to make a long story short, I went back to the doctor for X-rays and tests. The doctors were amazed and asked me to come back next Friday. I said I would be completely healed.
The next week when I arrived at the hospital the doctor was so surprised and said my left arm was as good as my right one! The Miracle happened 6 years ago (1967) and I am still perfectly well today. Every time my doctor sees me, he asks me how my miracle arm is doing. He still can’t quite believe it and the hospital asks me if I have any problems, but I don’t.
Dr. Wells made the statement that if there is a God, He sure helped Harold Slade!
Many of the specialists and medical doctors in Newfoundland were astonished when they heard about the miracle. Some had heard about your ministry and about the miracles of other people. Today, I am the manager of a rent-a-car Agency in Brantford, Ontario.
I am married and still love to play hockey and usually do about three or four times a week. And I still find plenty time to play my guitar for the Lord. I praise God for this wonderful miracle which He has performed on my life.
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY & FOREVER!