Wednesday, December 6, 2023


                                       AALESUND ONE MONTH AFTER TRAGIC  FIRE 

                                                       Evangelist Fredrik Fransen

                                        Max & Ken Solbrekken - house that would not burn

                                FREDRIK FRANSEN:                                                                      NORWAY'S FIRE PROPHET

                                    By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

Fredrik Fransen was an itinerant Gospel preacher in Norway around the turn of the 19th Century. At that time, it was almost impossible for a Minister to conduct Gospel meetings outside the Lutheran State Church. 

Fredrik Fransen had been invited to stay at the home of Andres Nor an elderly man, while evangelizing the city of Ålesund, which lies near the Ocean.

His work came to an abrupt stop when an agitated crowd turned ugly and threatening. The preacher was told in no uncertain terms that he was not wanted in that city and a very large, angry gathering of town’s people literally chased him out of Ålesund.


Just outside the city, Fredrik Fransen spoke to the angry mob with these words, "As you have driven me out of your city, one day all of you will flee from this city on this very road." 

About a year or so later a fire started when a cow kicked a torch in the Ålesund Preserving Company’s factory at 2:00 AM on January 23, 1904. A gale from the sea propelled the fire forward and almost the entire City burned to the ground. 

As the fire swept across the city devouring almost everything in its path, the owner of the house fell to his knees and prayed. His relatives said: "Hurry you old religious nut. Get out and run for your life." He answered: "I didn't start the fire and I'm not leaving." 

They said: “We are all carrying what we can to the top of the mountain. We will take your furniture, you old fool. You will die." He answered: "You are free to take what you want. I didn't start he fire and I'm staying."

An angel had visited him earlier that night explaining that judgment was coming but he would be spared. He must remain in his home because he would be protected!

The fire leaped over the house belonging to Andres Nor, the man that had given the preacher lodging. It is still preserved as a ‘heritage site’ until today.

The fire raced up the mountainside to the look-out (A restaurant is there now) and burned every one's furniture. True to Fredrik Fransen's prophecy, thousands of people literally ran for their lives out of Ålesund down the very road they had chased Fredrik Fransen.

Ten thousand people were able to get to safety and fortunately only one person died in the early morning fire! I have had powerful meetings in that city and have seen God's hand in saving and healing people!


At the 100th anniversary of the fire January 23, 2004, I was preaching in that city and was invited to the Museum at Midnight to hear the history and enjoy some musical renditions performed by their Orchestra.

 At midnight several hundred brave souls made a two to three hour walk about the city to hear the Curator/Historian relate some facts about the fire 100 years earlier. Pastor Haaken Nilsen introduced me to the Curator and informed him that I could speak Norwegian and that I knew the history of Fredrik Fransen. 

The Museum’s Curator said that the House had been recently struck from the tour, and he would be pleased if I would relate to the crowd the story of Fredrik Fransen and the reason the fire did not engulf that house, because many had not heard it.

I stood on a chair at about 2:00 AM and shared with several hundred die-hard History buffs the great historical event of the Ålesund Fire and why it happened, and that God not only loves us but also Judges mankind because of our sins. 

Everyone there were very attentive, and I prayed for their city and all their loved ones and our Revival crusade continued with God's blessing of forgiveness, healing and deliverance!


ACKNOWLEDGE your lost state: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” (Isiah 53:6); “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Rom. 3:23)

2. BELIEVE the Gospel: ”He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (John 3:36); “And brought them out and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved and thy house.”  (Acts 16:30,31)

3. REPENT of your sins: “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.” (Isaiah 55:7) “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:3)

4. RECEIVE Christ as your Saviour: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might saved.” (John 3: 16,17)

He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”; Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to  Him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.”   (Rev.3:20)

5. CONFESS Him as your Lord: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation,” (Rom. 10:9,10)

“And when He had called the people unto Him with His disciples also, He said unto them, whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whosoever will save His life shall lose his own soul.” (Mark 8:34-38)

                                             Aalesund at night as it is today!

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023


by Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

"And the children of Issachar, which were men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment." (1 Chronicles 12:32)


WHERE are the men among us today who understand the times and who know what we ought to do?  The ability to understand 'the times', is undoubtedly a rare ability.  And to know how to be proactive or reactive in each situation is equally important.  There is a natural ability which comes from genetic inheritance, experience, or observation!

God has given His Church the spiritual tools to function as His Ambassadors for Christ, with authority over all the powers of Satan’s darkness, evil spirits, and wickedness in high places! Jesus promised:

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the end of the world.” (Acts 1:8)

* There is also the  spiritual gifting  which comes directly from the Holy Spirit!  God has given to His body, the Church, nine supernatural spiritual gifts which include the unique 'Gift of the word of knowledge' and the 'Gift of the word of wisdom'.

"For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit." (1 Corinthians 12:8)  The 'gift of the word of knowledge' is the supernatural ability to know things that are not naturally known and the  'gift of the word of wisdom' is the supernatural ability to know how to act or react to that knowledge!

God has so equipped His Church with these safeguards and tools to not only protect it but to thrust it forward in its task of building His Kingdom!  Whether the ability to "understand the times" and to "know what to do" come to us through natural ability or supernatural gifts is immaterial.  The important thing is that we are apprised of the situation, our eyes are wide open, and our minds are alert to know, see and do the right things!

I pray for each one reading these lines that our dear Lord will grant unto all the ability to "know Him who to know is life eternal" and the desire to walk with Him in truth, sincerity, and humility, trusting only in His merits for time and eternity!

And that we may understand the times and know what to do to keep our families safe from the filth and gutter slime so prevalent in our disintegrating society.  To keep our children safe from this corrupt, wicked, and perverted world? (2 John 1:1-9)


The Bible admonishes: "Wherefore He saith, awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead and Christ shall give thee light.  See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise; Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  Wherefore be ye not unwise but  understanding what the will of God is.  And be not drunk with wine wherein in excess, but be filled with the Spirit." (Ephesians 5:14-18)

You may ask:  "Where are the Men?"  We have a real problem because we live in a society where many younger men have had no role model due to broken homes and absent Dads!  The rage these young men have developed, because of the ache in their hearts for a father, often surfaces against their wives and children!

And it is even worse in common-law arrangements, hopping from one relationship to another, leaving behind  bruised and hurting women and children, as well as  heart broken men! Large numbers of families are hurting because of  stubborn foolish pride, self-centeredness, and demons of lust  let loose through immoral movies, alcohol, drug abuse and pornography!


I blame the Devil who has blinded the eyes of religious leaders that have been asleep at the switch and didn't see the approaching train filled with worldly pleasure, compromise and lethargy!  Some blame must also go to parents who have allowed their children to change the rules and call the shots!

St. Paul stated: "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believed not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." (2 Corinthians 4:3,4)

I blame our Politicians who have listened to the voices of the crowd crying: "Give us the murderer Barabbas" and "Crucify Jesus the Christ: We won't have Him to rule over us." (Matthew 27:20-26) Amazingly, politicians are often allowed to pass laws that are unhealthy, immoral, and ungodly and believe that they can go scot-free, that there are no further consequences.

A good example of this is the so called 'same-sex marriage' or as it has been aptly called 'man-on-man' marriage, which our former corrupt liberal Government pushed through against the wishes of the majority of Canadians.  Do they think that they had the last word on that?  Do they think that they can get away with it?

Well, they won't!  It will come back to bite them in this life and the next!  One day every lawmaker, politician and judge that has contributed to the breakdown of society, destruction of marriage through perverted laws, knowingly releasing pedophiles and murderers into society to molest rape and kill, will stand before the greatest Judge of all to hear His verdict.

God's Word states: "For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all  ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness." (Romans 1:18)


It means to suppress the truth and hide it from the people, to cover it up or water it down.  It means to lie about the truth and promote the very opposite.  It means to substitute another agenda that is carnal, fleshly, and untruthful.

St. Paul warned: "Because that when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God....but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing themselves to be wise,  they became fools. 

Wherefore GOD GAVE THEM UP to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves.  Who changed the truth of God into a lie...

"For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature.  And likewise, also the men, leaving the natural  use of the woman, burned in their lust, one toward another...

"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a REPROBATE MIND, to do those things which are not convenient." (Romans 1:21-28). Here is a strong Warning: "Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge." (Hebrews 13:4)

The Bible warns perverts:  And Jesus called a  little child  unto Him and set him in the midst of them.  And said, "Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he were drowned in the depth of the sea." (Matthew 18:2, 3, 6)


Every philosopher, theologian and preacher  who suppresses the truth and perverts the teachings of Jesus Christ will have to stand before the Eternal Judge on the 'Day of Judgment'.  Unbelievers will appear at the Great White Throne presided over by our Lord Jesus Christ:

"And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

"And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the book were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

And the sea gave up the dead that were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them; and they were judged every man according to their works.  And death and Hell were cast into the lake of fire.  This is the second death.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." (Revelation 20:11-15)


Believers in Christ will all appear at the  Bema Seat Judgment.  It is where followers of Jesus Christ will be judged for rewards or lack thereof depending on their works: Here are the words of Holy Scripture on this matter:

"Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of Him.    For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good of bad." (2 Corinthians 5:10)

The Bible commands believers to turn from sins that war against the soul and flee from the wrath to come, by abiding in Christ the sure rock of our salvation!  St. Paul admonishes the church: "If so be that ye have heard Him, and have been taught by Him, as the TRUTH is in Jesus:

“That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness."

."Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for ye are members one of another.  Neither give place to the devil." (Ephesians 4:21-27)


"I beseech ye therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,  that ye present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service:  And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God." (Romans 12:1, 2)

"Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed with so great a cloud of witnesses,  let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which both so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.  Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher 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 at the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:1,2)

There are three things we must do: Consider Jesus: "Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest (Hebrews 3:1):  There is no-one like Him;  Saviour, Redeemer, Healer, Friend, God!  Look unto Jesus: 

"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher 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 God (Hebrews 12:2):  Don't just look at Him but look unto Him for forgiveness, counsel, comfort and healing.  Go to Him with your needs and watch Him work in your life.


We must Follow Jesus: "Let us go forth therefore unto Him without the camp, bearing His reproach." (Hebrews 13:13).  Take up your cross and become His Disciple.  Serve Him and live for Him.  Look for His return! (Rev. 3:20)

You will then become like the Sons of Issachar who understood the times and knew what Israel had to do. May God richly bless you as you draw near unto Him, for He has promised to draw near unto you! (James 4:8) 

He will accept you when you call upon His name in sincerity and faith. Jesus said: “All things are delivered unto Me of My Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal Him.  Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11: 27, 28). Amen.

Max Solbrekken World Mission Box 44220 RPO Garside Edmonton, AB T5V 1N6; Email: [email protected];; Facebook; Youtube; Blog: MSWM; Donations can be made by e-Transfer. Make your donation to [email protected]. Thank you and may God bless ! 





Thursday, November 30, 2023

We have completed a Powerful Service with Rev. Raymond Moore of God is Able Tabernacle at Grace Lutheran Church 5306 - 50 Ave Camrose, AB. All glory be to God the Father in Jesus' dear Name!


                                    By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

Jesus promised in the Book of Revelation that He would return for His Church: “Behold, He cometh with clouds: and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him:

And all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning, and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” (Rev. 1:7.8)

He emphasized: “And behold I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as His work shall be.” (Rev. 22: 12) The word ‘quickly’ refers to a lively coming. Many Bibles use the word ‘soon’. Two translations render the word, “without delay” and “at once”.

Why has not our Lord Jesus Christ returned yet? There are two reasons:  First, God does not reckon time like we do. And secondly, He is gracious and compassionate, waiting for more precious souls to repent and come to Him!

The Bible says: “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3: 8, 9).

According to the reckoning of the Lord, He has been gone for less than two days, and that is not very long! That He will return is ‘a given’. It is definite and sure. His promise cannot fail! Jesus said: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away. (Matt.24: 35).


He said: “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, ye may be also.” (John 14: 3). We have the eyewitness report of 500 people who saw Jesus ascend into Heaven from the Mount of Olives. And the message brought by two angelic beings who appeared to them:

“And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go up.” (Acts 1: 10, 11)

St. Paul declared: “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep (have died), that ye sorrow not, even as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep (die) in Jesus will God bring with Him.

“For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep, for the Lord shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” (1 Thes. 4: 13-18)


You may ask: “How reliable are the Words of Jesus?”  His Word is infallible, inerrant, perfect, absolute, and concrete. It cannot fail, because He is the Word of God (John 1: 1-14) and He watches over His Word to perform it!

The Eternal God declares: “So shall My Word be that goeth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Is. 55: 11)

Here is a classic example of the inerrancy of God’s Holy Word. In Luke’s Gospel Jesus reveals His omniscience (total knowledge), while speaking of His Return (parousia, gr.).

Where did you think the word ‘science’ comes from? From the Omniscient One who is all-wise and all-knowing! It’s important that all scientists, philosophers, and theologians understand that!

“In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop…I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” (Luke 17: 31, 34-36)

Here, Jesus shared a little of His total knowledge with a ‘little-knowing people’. He ties it in with another truth so that as we humans discover more and more about His great creation, our little minds could at last grasp it!

What is He revealing that is so great? He is telling ‘earthlings’ exactly what the Holy Spirit had revealed through the prophet Isaiah more than 700 years earlier (1491–1451 B.C.) that God had created an earth that is spherical. That the earth is round!


Isaiah declared: “Have ye not known? Have ye not heard? … It is He (God) that sitteth upon the circleof the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain…” (Isaiah 40: 21-22) 

The word translated ‘circle’ is the Hebrew word ‘khug’ a more exact connotation of which is “sphericity” or “roundness”. It is also used in Proverbs 8: 27 where is says: “He set a compass upon the face of the deep”; literally – “He drew a circle upon the deep.” The same word here is translated ‘compass’ referring to the surface of the ocean taking on a spherical shape – so-called “sea-level” when God created it!

Jesus confirmed what the Prophet had declared about the earth He had created. (Heb.1: 2). Long before the ‘flat earth scientists’ discovered that the earth was spherical (round) the Creator was teaching that the earth is round!

Yet, some ignorant University professors - continually misinform their students that the Bible teaches that the earth is flat! Unfortunately, those professors have learned that from other professors who never read the Bible!

Jesus said: “In that day (His return) he which shall be upon the housetop … I tell you, in that night, there shall be two men in one bed…Two women shall be grinding together (during the day)… Two men shall be in the field (during the day …” (Luke 17: 31-36). When the rapture occurs, the Holy Spirit will gather His people from a round earth. Some will be working while on the other side of the earth others will be sleeping!

When it is midnight in Edmonton, Alberta it is 8:00 A.M. in Oslo, Norway. Can we trust God’s Word? A thousand times, “YES!” Our Lord warned: “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh.” (Matt.24: 44). His Word states: "Him that cometh unto Me, I will in no wise cast out.” I promise you that He has NEVER turned anyone away and He will take you in! 


He invites all SINNERS - including uninformed professors, ignorant,  Hollywood actors, hate-filled terrorists, pervert priests, compromising preachers, slimy pornographers, covetous gamblers, drug addicts, alcoholics, demon-possessed pedophiles, backsliders, wife beaters and lying cheaters, to bend their knees before His Majesty the Lord Jesus Christ in Repentance and Faith!

I guarantee that if you are sincere, Jesus Christ will come into your life and drive out the devil. You will become a new creation.  Then, as you seek His face, read His Holy Word, and pray diligently, He will baptize you with the Blessed Holy Spirit and you will be empowered to win precious souls for His Kingdom and pray for others to be freed from Satan and all his works and ways!

Dear Friend, receive Him into your heart and life and you will be Saved! Write me today and we will join with you in prayer for all the needs in your life and in your family.

He is nearer than you think. He alone is the Saviour of the world! Religious quacks, pagan gods and Eastern gurus cannot save you! Call upon the Living Lord Jesus Christ today.  Even so let it be Lord! Amen.   

Max Solbrekken World Mission Box 44220 RPO Garside Edmonton, AB T5V 1N6; e-Mail: [email protected];; Blog: MSWM; Youtube; Facebook; Donations can be made by e-Transfer. Make your donation to [email protected]. Thank you and may God richly bless you!



Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Pastor Raymond Moore invites you and your family to meet world known Evangelist, Pastor, and Friend Max Solbrekken for a Special Miracle Service on December 3, 12:30 noon Service!


Pastor Raymond Moore of God is Able Tabernacle (Grace Lutheran Church 5306-50 Ave) Camrose: Hear Max Solbrekken this Sunday December 3, 12:30 PM. Noon. God has used His servant for 60 years across the world!

                        LOCKED IN WITH GOD

                                                    By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

As believers in Christ we are locked in with God! We are members in particular of the Body of Christ, as well  as heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ! The Gospel of Christ is the only liberating power  available to mortal man for this life and throughout Eternity! Jesus Christ, true God from eternity          was incarnated as true man by His virgin birth! 

The Bible states, "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 to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved." (John 3: 16,17)

How amazing, great and wonderful to be connected with the Creator of the universe and to know His Son Jesus Christ our Saviour in this life, and Eternal Life with Him forever! Although the Lord is a God of Love who exercises great compassion, mercy and patience, He is also very strict and orderly and works according to a divine pattern and design. 

Let me explain; the Scripture tells us that God is love, (1 John 4:8) and yet the same Bible tells us that He is also a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:29). Again the Bible speaks of God as a lawgiver, (Isaiah 32:22) who demands divine justice, and yet declares the beautiful fact that Jesus Christ brought grace into this world. (John 1:17)

The Holy Bible states that there are given to us great and precious promises that by these we might be partakers of the divine nature (II Peter 1:4).  The same Word of God that saves us and gives us eternal life (John 10:28), will be opened at the judgment and will condemn those who reject the Gospel of Christ. (Revelation 20:12) 

God has certain laws by which He operates and governs in the universe, as well as in heaven and upon earth. There are certain laws by which he saves or condemns.


The same is true in the realm of physical healing. He said, “If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” (Exodus 15:26)

God’s law states that if His people will serve and obey Him, He will heal and bless them. If they rebel against His word and break their covenant with Him, then His blessing and healing would depart and the curses which were reserved for the enemies of God would cleave unto them. 

When there is a vacuum created by God’s absence in a life, the Devil makes sure that he fills that vacuum and places his curse upon them. When God’s protection is lifted off a life, there is an open door for torment, death and destruction to enter.

The Bible says, “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return to my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the first state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.” (Matthew 12:43 – 45)


How many times God has sustained us, protected us and stopped the devil from harming us I will never know, but I do know that, “The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” (Psalms 34:7). “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.” (Isaiah 59:19)

Even though hell is a literal burning place of torment, I believe the worst thing about it will be the Absence of God and the knowledge that these people will never again feel His sweet presence. Sickness and disease came into the world because of sin, and death followed as a result of sin. There were no sin, sickness, disease or death before the fall and there won’t be any after Satan is bound for 1,000 years during the millennium. (Revelation 20:2). Praise God!

The promise of God for His repentant, believing children as touching forgiveness and healing are numerous. Here are a few more; “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved;” (Acts 2:21) “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest;” (Matthew 11:28) “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved;” (Mark 16:16) 

“Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened;” (Matthew 7:7, 8)


“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18). “Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is 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 any thing in my name, I will do it.” (John 14:11 - 14)

“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)

I have shared with you mostly New Testament scriptures, now let me share with you this beautiful verse from the Old Testament taken from Solomon’s prayer during the dedication. “If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillars; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land;


"Then what prayer or what supplication soever shall be made of any man, or of all thy people Israel, when everyone shall know his own sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this house: Then hear thou from heaven they dwelling place, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart though knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of men)” (2 Chronicles 6:28 – 30)

Does God Really Care? God’s laws work in every area of our lives. Those who believe in the name of Jesus, repentof their sins and confess Him as Lord are saved. Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness are filled. (Matthew 5:6).The baptism of the Holy Ghost comes to those who obey God and desire more of Him. (Acts 5:32)

Physical healing is much a part of our inheritance (last will and testimony of Jesus Christ) and as much a part of the atonement as the forgiveness of sins. The Holy Scripture state: “For he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: (healing for our spirits) the chastisement of our peace was upon him; (healing for our minds or souls) and with his stripes we are healed.” (healing for our bodies) (Isaiah 53:5)


“Beloved, I wish above all things…” John was writing by the Holy Spirit. John’s will here was God’s will… “that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” (3 John 2). John, the beloved Pastor, wanted many good things for his flock. (God wants us to receive many good things too).The three most important things however were;

 "Number one – That they would prosper, number two – be in health, number three – that their souls would prosper. The first and second blessings were contingent upon the third, “even as thy soul prospereth.”

According to the spiritual blessing we receive from Christ, will determine how much physical, mental and material blessing we will receive from Him. You may say, “I know of godly people who are sick and poor.” Godly people are not always rich in faith. Many people who lead good lives and trust Christ as Saviour may not have trusted Him as Healer for their bodies or  Baptizer in the Holy Ghost or Provider for their needs. You may ask why is this?


1. Because they do not know the Scriptures. 2. Because they do not believe that God is interested in their little problems, e.g. cancer, arthritis, poverty. (Mainly because of wrong teaching – may God have mercy upon pastors who do not bring the truth of divine healing and God’s blessing to the people. Please read Ezekiel 34:2-5)

3. They underestimate God’s power. “Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.” (Matthew 22:29). 4. They do not appropriate the promises for themselves. It is always for those in Bible times or during the coming millennium, but not for today. They have the faith of Martha. “Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” (John 11:24). Jesus said however, “I am the resurrection, and the life,” (John 11:25)

5. They believe God chastises His children with foul cancer, evil spirits of insanity and crippling arthritis. They further believe that they are receiving a great blessing from their sickness when the Bible calls disease a plague, (Mark 5:34) and a curse. (Deuteronomy 28).

God is a million times better than we are and yet we would never put a curse or disease on any of our children to make them better, chastise them or bring glory to ourselves. The preachers who preach this damnable heresy are blaspheming God and are charging Him with working with the devil and doing the work of evil spirits, the same as the Pharisees accused Jesus. (Mark 3:30)

6. They believe that they are suffering for God’s glory, yet they run to doctors, clinics and hospitals constantly. They have surgery and swallow innumerous pills to get rid of the blessing and deprive God of His glory, but they have no faith for healing through prayer.

7. They are poverty stricken because they feel that God’s people should be poor and humble. There are three ways to get rid of poverty. a. Get a job. b. Begin to give to God’s work. c. Believe that God will prosper you according to His word when you give in faith.

Now, notice that the Word of God says, there are three things that He wants for His people more than anything else He could desire for them (3 John 2) Number one, spiritual prosperity – repentance, faith, love and joy, the baptism of the Holy Ghost, the gifts of the Spirit, the fruits of the Spirit and a burden for souls with fasting and prayer.

Number two, as we prosper spiritually, we will also be in health as we accept the Word of God regarding divine healing. Number three, then as we work hard, give to God’s work in faith believing, we will prosper financially and materially. Praise God. 

The Bible states, “Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.” (Proverbs 3:9, 10); “And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.” (Exodus 23:25) 

Jesus said, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33). St. Paul wrote, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19). God’s Law of Sowing and Reaping, of Planting and Harvesting, and of Caring and Sharing Is Still Valid and Works Today.

Jesus said, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the! same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” (Luke 6:38). Elijah said to the window woman, “but make me thereof a little cake first;” (I Kings 17:13) When she gave to God’s servant out of her need, God’s blessing came upon her unto life. (I Kings 17:15, 16) 

“Seek ye FIRST the kingdom of God; Give FIRST and it shall be given unto you; Honour the Lord with your substance and the FIRST FRUITS of all thine increase.” Recently we coined the phrase that speaks of this ministry, WE SHARE BECAUSE WE CARE. Caring means sharing. 

We as Christians do not really care unless we are willing to share with others. Let us share the Gospel of Christ with the heathen of this world so that they may learn of Jesus, believe on His name and live.

My Personal Testimony

In 1958, I was given a wonderful vision by the Lord – here it is: It was just after we had purchased our own first new car (before, I had driven company cars) and I had obtained a very good job earning several thousands of dollars a year more than I had been earning previously. 

My wife had just been converted to Christ and I was so happy for what God had done for me – as I lay in bed thinking about the goodness of God (my wife had already fallen asleep) suddenly I saw a vision. (whether I was asleep or not I cannot tell – I believe it was what the Bible calls a NIGHT VISION)

I saw a large silver tray with a very large bowl sitting in the middle of it. Then, as I continued watching I saw a clear, pure liquid resembling water, being poured into the bowl from up above and entering the bowl from every angle. I watched as the bowl filled up and I wondered if it would stop, but it kept on coming – over-flowing the bowl and filling the platter – I wondered “Would it stop then?” but as I looked I noticed it kept on coming and overflowed the platter. 

Then I heard a voice say, “Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.” I knew it was the voice of God and immediately I was wide awake – I knew God had spoken to me and that He was with me and that I would prosper. Ever since then God  has blessed me.

When I was a commercial traveler, God helped me to always be one of the top salesmen and many times in the lead. When I left my well-paying lucrative position, I still had the blessing of God. The Lord has helped me, led me and guided me, so that tens of thousands of souls have been brought to Christ through our ministry, and great numbers have received miracles of healing and deliverance through our prayers.

Our ministry is now reaching many parts of the world and gaining strength, impact and prominence among many people as the years come and go. Our belief is that God has called me supernaturally by His Spirit and has a specific job for me to do which will yet take us into many more parts of the world.


1. Because of His great love for mankind and especially for His children. (Matthew 15:26; 3 John 2)

2. Because of His word which He will fulfill and His promises which He is duty bound to keep. (Luke 6:38)

3. Because of a definite law, both spiritual and physical which states, “You will reap what you sow, and the harvest will be greater than the seed planted.” (Genesis 8:22; Galatians 6:7, 8)

4. Because we are His children and therefore, we are His responsibility. He wants us to have the best and since we are His advertising agents, I am sure that He wants to show the world that His gospel can accomplish and do in the lives of men. We are proof that the benefits of Calvary really work.

I am equally sure that He would not want to show off to the world an ignorant weak, foolish, unsuccessful, fearful, discouraged, sick, sinful, mentally ill and poverty ridden people. He certainly has the power to bless His people to the extent that we can represent Him properly. (Malachi 3:17; Philippians 4:19)

5. Because of the testimony of the Scriptures in the lives of men of God in times past. a. Abraham: “And I will make thy seed as the dust od the earth: so that if aman could number the dust od the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.” (Genesis 13:16)

b. Job: “So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning ---So Job died being old and full of days.” (Job 42:12-17). c. Solomon: “That the Lord appeared unto Solomon…I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, the thou hast made before Me, I have hallowed this house…” (I Kings 9:3-5)

d. Daniel: “… That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel…He delivereth and rescueth, and He worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions….so this Daniel prospered…” (Daniel 3:1 to 30: 6:1 to 28;)

6. Because God has never changed, and we have proven His word to be true again and again when we give in faith. In my own life I have proven God honours our faith, answers our prayers and fulfills His word. Thousands of people have proven the same thing too!

7. Because our Heavenly Father has promised to honour those who love and serve His Son Jesus Christ.

“If any man serve Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there will My servant be: If any man serve Me, him will My Father honour.” (John 12:26) Amen.

8. Because God wants His people to prosper so that they can use their money to help the poor and reach the lost with the glorious gospel of Christ before it is too late. Please note “the scripture cannot be broken.” (John 10:35) Whatever Jesus said will come to pass. 

The laws of God are absolute and what you sow you will reap. When you give to God, there will be a return far greater than what you give. God is not a respector of persons and God is no man’s debtor.

In closing let me give you this Scripture, “No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” (Psalms 84:11) And again, “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully… for God loveth a cheerful giver.” (II Corinthians 9:6, 7).

Max Solbrekken World Mission Box 44220 RPO Garsisde Edmonton, AB T5V 1N6; Email: [email protected];; Blog: MSWM; Youtube; Facebook; Donations can be sent by e-Transfer. Make your donation to [email protected] Thank you and may God richly bless and your loved ones! Amen.

Monday, November 27, 2023



                                            Pastor Max & Donna Solbrekken, 2021

Dear Friends in Jesus Christ,

Donna and I wish to thank you for your kindness and help during this past year and earlier; some for many years! It is hard to believe that sixty years ago in 1963, we launched the world-wide Ministry for Christ, in which we are still very active!

My father’s instant healing in 1956 while listening to Oral Robert’s radio broadcast, and sudden baptism in the Holy Ghost while singing a hymn, made an impact upon me.  I had drifted from God since my confirmation at age 15 in the Evangelical Lutheran Church and I was beginning to seriously think about God again!

In 1957, while Donna and I were visiting my parents in Norquay, Saskatchewan, I experienced Christ’s forgiveness, and received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with speaking in unknown tongues. My life was forever changed. Some time later Donna was also born again and filled with the blessed Holy Ghost.

As early as 1958 I was sharing Christ on my business trips and in 1961, I began broadcasting over several Radio stations with much success. Some wonderful miracles of salvation and divine healing were happening, which greatly encouraged me and for that I am eternally thankful!


Early in 1963 God spoke to me from Acts 6: 2-4: “Then the twelve called the multitudes of the disciples unto them and said, It is not reason that we should leave the Word of God and serve tables… But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the Word.”

My time of serving tables was fulfilled.  I knew God had called me to the Ministry. I worked as a Commercial Traveller and used my available time studying God’s Word with fasting and prayer. Wanting to be certain, I asked God for another six months to wrap up my business, find a replacement and train him.

In August 1963, we launched into the Evangelical Field to proclaim Jesus Christ as the Light of the world and the only Hope of Salvation!

Donna and I had built a new home in Prince George, where we lived for 6 years. I was in a crusade in Kent, Washington in December 1963. Our good friends, the Hunters pastored White Rock Pentecostal Church. They had inquired about a 3-bedroom house for rent. The Assembly of God in Kent were having a wedding on the Saturday allowing me to drive down to White Rock that afternoon.

The Hunters stated that there had not been a three-bedroom house for rent for the last 90 days. As I was driving up Johnson Road, I saw Wolstencroft Realty lights and God urged me to stop there. It was 15 minutes to closing time. I parked and walked inside. A gentleman met me. I asked, “Do you have a 3-bedroom home for rent?”

He said that there hadn’t been any for three months, but that a man had been there 30 minutes earlier and put his house for rent. He lived in Prince George and had bought a new vehicle and had taken it for a spin and would be back in 10 minutes. I asked, “What is his name?” He answered, “His name is Ernie James.” I said, “I know where he lives in Prince George because we are neighbours!”  We rented his house for three months and then we made a deal to exchange homes!


Years ago, I began writing my story called, ‘My Heaviest Cross’ and this is some of it! Leaving my beautiful wife Donna and our precious children for long periods of time while I preached Christ’s Gospel has been my ‘Heaviest Cross.”  Thomas Tutyko and I were away from home for 3 ½ months in 1966. We had great crusades from Japan to the Philippines and India. Thousands of souls were saved, and great miracles performed in Jesus’ name. We had the company of one another, which was a great blessing!

I have travelled in Crusades for weeks and months labouring for the Master. Watching the news these days and seeing the awful carnage in Ukraine by the wicked Russian Military, I can remember the cities where I preached across Eastern Europe from 1989 to 2005. We had such great blessings especially in the Ukraine, many of those cities now lie in ruin!


A few weeks ago, Donna and I were discussing the high cost of preaching the Gospel. We know that Jesus paid the price for our salvation when He died for our sins, fears, loneliness, sickness, and disease. And by His stripes we are healed and have been given power over the devil in Jesus’ holy and matchless Name!

Donna said, “Of the many times the children and I took you to the Vancouver International Airport, the children and I were so sad, and I said in my heart, “If only we had one more night together!” I asked, “Do you really need to leave today?” Then suddenly you said, “I’m not leaving tonight. I’ll call them that I have been delayed” and you swung the car around and headed Home. That was the happiest night I had. After that, it was okay.”

Donna remembered the time I had said goodbye to her and the children at the Airport, with the keys to our car in my pocket. Donna ran out to the exit gate shouting, “My husband has the automobile keys in his pocket. Stop that airplane. I have four children here and no keys to our vehicle.” Fortunately, they got word out to the airplane, and I was able to give them the car keys, and my precious family were on their way safely home! Whenever I was at home and we could travel in the vehicle, we took the whole family!


Ken travelled with me a lot, even while I was still a Commercial Traveller. I would introduce him to my customers. I called him my shadow. He was 3 ½ years old when I preached a three-week Revival at the Langley Pentecostal Church with Pastor Erhardt. Ken and I lived in the Attic where a bed had been set up amidst a lot of other things.

When I made the altar call and people would kneel at the altar, I would come down and lay my hands on their heads and pray. Ken followed me and did the same. Then when I felt my ministry was over and people continued praying, I would lay my hands on Ken’s head and pray for Him before carrying him up to the Attic. One night there was a large crowd and after much prayer, I took Ken with me and was getting into bed. Suddenly, he said, “Dad, you didn’t pray for me tonight!” I sensed the presence of God upon him and asked, “Do you want to give your heart to Jesus tonight, son?” He said, “Yes, Dad.” We knelt in that little attic at the Langley Pentecostal Church and my son Ken gave his heart to the Lord.”


Every five weeks I would work my way west calling on every Grocery Store and Logging Camp, and I would usually be in Hazelton or Prince Rupert for the weekend. Pastor Jack and Irma Williams were doing an amazing work in the about four or five Indian Reserves. They would ask me to speak and we would have great outpourings of the Holy Spirit among them as God did miracles of deliverance and healings for His glory.

Billy and Cynthia Leggette of the Prince Rupert Pentecostal Church were excellent musicians and pastors. I had preached in their church several times.

In the summer of 1962, Donna and I used our vacation to preach in Edmonton, and Billy Legette joined us. He was a professional violinist and great song leader. That 10-day crusade reached many people and 95 answered the altar call for salvation and many testified that Jesus had healed them. Nine young men from the Roman Catholic Seminary went forward for prayer!

Ten Seminarians from St. Joseph’s Seminary in St. Albert, Alberta came to the meeting to openly challenge me about statements I had made about the false teachings of the Papacy and the Roman Catholic Church. They made their plans known to our Head usher, who did not divulge it to me.

As Billy Leggette and I walked onto the platform, I heard the voice of the Holy Spirit say to me, “Give the Pope a rest tonight, son!” I delivered a powerful message on the Cross of Christ! The Altar was filled and among them were nine Seminarians. After prayer at the Altarm they asked for an personal audience with me. They all thanked me for the message and confessed that had received Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour!


In 1963, we bought an old Army Tent, Semi and Trailer for $2,000. Brother Casperson, a Norwegian Fisherman kiving in New Westminster gave us the money to buy that tent to preach Christ and liberate multitudes of people in the next two years across Western Canada. The Press always gave us good coverage because they realized we practiced what we preached, and the miracles God performed were genuine!

It was exciting for five-year-old Ken and meyself driving that old rig across the Pattullo Bridge in New Westminster, B.C. We took a right turn and drove the winding Old Yale Road bypassing Surrey, toward White Rock. Our good friend T.B. Nash, a sign painter who was staying with us, painted in large red letters across the long trailer, ‘Jesus Saves, Heals & Fills with the Holy Ghost’.  

Together with Don Gossett we put up the tent in Surrey, B.C. in early 1964, with great success. Our second Crusade was in Edmonton where 14 churches backed our ministry, and hundreds were converted to Christ. Then on to Winnipeg and Steinbach and other points! The old Army Tent was held up by three 45-foot-high telephone poles, and transported by an old Chevy three-ton tractor. By God's grace we saw a lot of action for our Saviour in that old Armt Tent!

And because I was young and strong and had earlier learned hard work on the farm, I could swing the heavy Sledgehammer to drive in hundreds of long wooden anchor stakes. Everywhere we set up the tent, we often had great help from local believers. Bob Rosin, my great friend who was a farmer and former long-haul Trucker found time to transport our outfit from city to city. And usually, my precious little Kenny was my constant companion!

I hadn’t planned to write all this, but Donna’s comments brought me to tears and the book I have always planned to write has just got a rough beginning! A blessed and joyous Christmas to all our friends from Donna and me! Amen.


For years we sent out prayer cloths to people who requested them, and the results were amazing. Testimonies of great miracle healings happened to some people who used them in faith, and prayed in agreement with us in Jesus’ name!

The Bible says: “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)

God laid it on my heart to send a prayer cloth over which we have prayed, for you to use in agreement with us for God’s healing touch upon you, for His honour and glory! Please request as many prayer cloths an you can prayerfully us when you write!

Your servants for Jesus’ sake,                                                                                                                       Max & Donna Solbrekken     

P.S.   In 1989, I had the privilege of preaching in Romania and Ukraine. The doors had opened across Eastern Europe and thousands of people were attending. Although I loved being the pastor of Faith Cathedral Edmonton, God was drawing me to Eastern Europe. Donna and I were ministering in Norway when we discussed what I was feeling in my spirit. On July 21, 1989, God spoke these words to me:

“My son, your ministry will be greater from now onward that hitherto. Take My Word to Eastern Europe now!” Ken helped us organize together with Pastor Laurie Hueppleshizer to amalgamate Faith Cathedral and People’s Church as one body under their leadership. The official amalgamation took place on October 27, 1991.                                                                                                               

Amazingly, the Edmonton Revival Centre that became Faith Cathedral was officially opened on October 27, 1969.

Winnipeg, Manitoba 1964 Crusade for Christ
Edmonton Revival Centre, 1969
Faith Cathedral Edmonton, 1980
                                                 Faith Cathedral Edmonton 1991
POAN Newfoundland Crusade 1988
                                                       Trinidad, West Indies 1968                          
                                                   Port au Prince, Haiti Crusade 1975

Max Solbrekken World Mission Box 44220 RP0 Garside Edmonton, AB T5V 1N6; Email: [email protected];; Facebook; Youtube; Blog: MSWM; Donations can be made by -Transfer. Make your donation to [email protected]. Thank you very much for your help. May God richly bless you. Amen.