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LEGENDARY EVANGELISTIC - Dr. Max Solbrekken
week we have had the privilege of talking with a legendary evangelist Dr.
Max Solbrekken. He held a series of meetings for the whole week in
one of our meeting halls in Hokksund, Norway, and has prayed for people
to be healed and delivered.
is 79 years old, he looks healthy and strong and is still traveling all
over the world with the gospel
of Jesus Christ just a she has done it for the last 50 years.
asked Max to tell us how he got saved.
was born in Canada from a Norwegian Parents who love the Lord and were
Christians." They were not Pentecostals and had never heard of
the work of the Holy Spirit. One time my dad got very sick, and his
sickness was identified to be an illness in his gall bladder. He
was admitted in a hospital and was waiting for a surgery. While he
was there, he heard a voice speaking to him in Norwegian that said to
him, "Go home and listen to Oral Roberts on the Radio."
Dad did not know that God could speak to him in that way, but still he
decided to obey the voice as it was very convincing. While he
listened to the radio program he was completely healed and some time
later while he was praying alone he got baptized in the Spirit.
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
from the Garden of Eden, the stage was set for the Mighty Deliverer to
step onto the world stage! The promise came from Almighty God
Himself, who had earlier created the heavens and the earth, the cosmos
and everything herein.
Although the great plan of Redemption and the 'Coming of the
Deliverer' to ransom fallen man was already a done deal,
it was not until the wicked, treasonous Lucifer had caused the greatest
catastrophe to befall the human race, that the great God and
Creator made it public.
Certainly, Adam and Eve, the first human beings to rebel, couldn't
have seen the announcement coming, as things had escalated out of the
precise order they were so accustomed to previously.
That Wicked One, the conniving Deceiver, undoubtedly knew
there would be a strong response from the EVER LIVING ONE to his
dastardly deed. But, the 'Coming of the Deliverer'
was more than he had expected.
He was stricken with PANIC as he heard the Almighty question Adam
and Eve: “Adam, why
did you do this”? Adam passed the buck, using a blame game
approach: “The woman you gave me is to blame. She gave me the
fruit. It is not my fault.
God asked the woman: “What hast thou done?” Eve
answered truthfully, “The Serpent beguiled me and I did eat.”
She pointed at the devil in the SNAKE and said, “Satan is to
blame. He beguiled me."
The Eternal God stated: “Because you have done this unrighteous
deed, I have placed enmity between man and snakes. People will loath
serpents and hate them. Snakes will crawl on their belly and eat dust
because it allowed the Deceiver to enter its body. Lucifer, you
will identify with the lowest of the low and be named the great Serpent.
DELIVERER'S VIRGIN BIRTH!
“The Deliverer will be born to a woman without a human
father. He will be True God from eternity and True Man through His virgin
birth; incarnated (God in human flesh) without sin. He will meet
the Demands of Divine Justice to atone for the sins of the world. Through
this act of LOVE, He will
atone (pay the penalty) for Adam and Eve's treasonous deeds.
The shedding of His righteous, sinless blood, and His
resurrection from the dead will guarantee forgiveness for members
of the human race, who will receive Him!
“But, for you, Lucifer, there will be no peace or redemption.
Your fate is sealed forever. You
are an eternally doomed Despot. The blood of the Deliverer will
obliterate your power to
dominate Adam's race. In the future, your sins of Pride, Greed and
Hatred will fuel your torments.
“Fear will constantly haunt you as you search for clues of the Coming
Deliverer. You will seek to destroy Him, but will be unable to do so.
Because of His perfect redemption, He will bring total liberty,
forgiveness, healing and eternal life for Adam's fallen race!
In the Final Battle, the Deliverer will CRUSH your head,
Lucifer. And you will be cast into the Lake that burns with Fire and
Brimstone for ever and ever. Throughout eternity, Lucifer, you will be
known as Satan, the Liar, Deceiver, Opposer of all righteousness – an
Enemy of God and Man!
“Your name Devil, will identify you as a Liar
above all liars, a Swindler, Traducer, and Slanderer.
You've have earned your titles well;
Beelezub means the Master of flies; dirty, filthy
flies! You deceived the woman, but the God/Man Who will be born of a
Virgin, will lift the heavy burdens from God's children. His pure and
perfect blood will be shed for all human beings and will free all who
believe on His Name."
YOUR NAME WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE?
JESUS said: “And the Devil that deceived them was cast into the
Lake of Fire and brimstone where the Beast and False Prophet are, and
shall be tormented day and night forever and ever.
“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 books 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 death and Hell were cast into the the Lake of Fire. This is
the Second Death. And whosoever was not written in the Book of Life
was cast into the Lake of Fire.” (Revelation 20: 10 15)
What is the Book of Life? Whose names are recorded
in the Book of Life? Are some names blotted out of the Book of Life? Why
do many Jews during the Jewish New Year season use this greeting: “May
your name be inscribed in the Book of Life?"
their campaigns, Jesus' disciples were joyous: “And the seventy returned
again with JOY, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject to us through
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.
“Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the (evil) spirits
are subject unto you: but rather REJOICE because your names are
written in Heaven.” (Luke 10: 18-20)
At the very moment a person is born again by the
Holy Spirit and the Word of God, his name is inscribed in the Lamb's Book
of Life. That is the MIRACLE of Christ's redemptive work in our hearts
FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE
Jesus stated: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that
heareth My Word and believeth on Him that sent Me hath everlasting life,
and shall not come into condemnation: but is passed from death unto
life.” (John 5:24)
The BIBLE says: “Behold what manner of love the Father hath
bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God; therefore the
world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not. Behold, now are we
the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but
we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we see Him
as He is.” (1 John 3: 1,2)
“No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us. Hereby know we that we
dwell in Him, and He in us, because He hath given us of His Spirit.
“And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to
be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the
Son of God, God dwelleth within him, and he in God.” (1 John 4: 12-15),
“Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of
God: and every one that loveth
Him that begat loveth
him also that is begotten of Him. He that believeth on the Son of God
hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath
made Him a liar because he believeth not the RECORD that God gave of His
“And this is the
record, that God hath given to us ETERNAL LIFE, and this life is in His
Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God
hath not life.
“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name
of the Son of God: that ye might know that ye have eternal life, and that
ye might believe on the name of the Son of God.
“And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given an
understanding, that we may know Him that is true and we are in Him that
is TRUE, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ.
This is true God and eternal life.” (1 John 5:
IS ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN
In his letter to former pagans in Corinth, St. Paul the Founder of the
Church among the Gentiles, declared that Jesus Christ is the ONLY Saviour
and that all other deities or paths to God, Heaven and eternal life are
false. He said that they will not save you!
“But to us (Believers) there is but ONE GOD, the Father,
of Whom are all things, and we in Him; and ONE Lord Jesus Christ,
by Whom are all things, and we by Him.” (1 Corinthians 8: 6). The Holy Spirit
convicts us of our sins. Jesus Christ saves us by His Blood. The Blessed
Holy Spirit brings us into the presence the Father.
The Bible says: “For through Him (Jesus Christ) we
both (all believers) have ACCESS
by one Spirit (Holy Spirit) unto the Father.”
Jesus Christ is the only WAY to God and Heaven! He said: “I
am the DOOR, by Me if any man enter in, he shall be SAVED, and
shall go in and out and find pasture. The
thief (Satan) cometh not but for to steal, kill and destroy. I am
come that you may have life, and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:
WALKING TOO CLOSE
TO THE EDGE
By Pastor Max
was a beautiful Spring Day in April, 2017. Six young hikers were enjoying
their walk on top of Mount Harvey north of Vancouver, British Columbia.
One hiker fell behind. When he arrived at the summit, his friends were
not there. The five had stepped onto a large ledge (cornice) and it broke
loose plunging them 500 meters down to the ground and their death.
was such a tragedy! Those
hikers didn't realize the serious situation they were walking onto, until
it was too late. The young
men were unsuspecting, thinking that they were on solid ground.
Gradually, they had moved from safety to uncertainty. Then, suddenly, the
there are many people today who in a spiritual sense, are “walking
too close to the edge” and are unknowingly in great danger in
their personal lives and even their soul's salvation! They feel they are quite alright but have
left God out of their lives and have
in their own minds constructed a new theology,
a feel good religion of
being kind to their neighbour or protecting the environment.
a shock for them when
they finally stand
before the Living God for judgment, without the covering of
Jesus' blood and the assurance of Eternal Life! A ticket of 'Good
Works' is worthless without the Salvation of God that is given us
through Jesus Christ alone!
are a lot of young
people who fall into a similar trap.
In their quest for action and fulfillment, they will try anything
different, trust a new acquaintance or get hooked on dangerous drugs!
Many become obsessed with lustful habits, involved in illicit sex,
drunken parties, gambling or crime!
are seduced by the spirit of the Occult and become deceived by demons of
witchcraft, spiritism, mind reading, clairvoyance,
yoga and spirit travel. Suicide demons prey on the minds of the simple
until 'a Lying Spirit' convinces them to do it, luring them to a devil's
have lost their way in the fog of political correctness and in a
spiritual sense, have fallen off a
cliff because the ground where they were walking was unsafe, shaky and
treacherous. The tragedy is that many are ignorant of the pitfalls and
the fact that they are throwing away their lives, by listening to the
she was listening to a very intelligent and honest being when she heard
Lucifer talking to her through the voice of the serpent. She was deceived
and got Adam to partake of the forbidden fruit, thereby plunging the
entire human race into rebellion, chaos and wickedness.
Listening to that evil, lying voice was the greatest tragedy ever
to befall mortal man!
more are being deceived today in exactly the same way. They think they
are hearing very knowledgeable voices telling them that they will get
rich if they spend more time at the casino. One more poker game and they
will reclaim everything they lost. One more throw of the dice or one more
night of revelry and everything will change for them. It was the voice of
Satan, the Liar!
Then he asked pointedly: “There is a very
winding road up in the mountain pass. Looking over the edge, it's hard to
see the bottom. Have you ever driven on such a road.” The driver nodded
that he had. The interviewer said: “I've asked the other drivers, how
near could they come to edge of the road at a full gallop and still be
safe. One said that he could drive within two feet of the edge and the
other said that he could come within 12 inches."
driver stood to his feet, put the hat on his head and said, “Excuse me
sir, I am not your man. I would stay as far away from the edge of that
road as I could.” As he was walking toward the door, the Stage Coach
Representative jumped up, saying, “Stop. You are man we want. You have
FAR FROM THE SHORE!
1924, Charles E. Moody
wrote the beautiful Gospel
song : You're drifting too far
from the shore? It has been popularized by many singers such as Hank Snow, Vince Gill,
Dolly Parton and others. Here are some of Charles Moody's wonderful
on the perilous deep
Where danger silently creeps
And storms so violently sweeping
You're drifting too far from shore
Drifting too far from shore
too far from shore
Come to Jesus
Him show you the way
too far from shore
Today, The Tempest rose high
overshadowed the sky
Sure death is
too far from shore.
amazingly true statement! Far too many have loosed from their moorings
and are drifting toward open seas with no compass and no map. Jesus is
Way Maker, His Word our compass and guide.
the multitudes who have thrown caution to the wind and have thumbed your
noses at moral norms and are now in big trouble, there is still hope for
If you call out to Jesus Christ for deliverance, He will answer you.
He will rescue you from the angry waves. He will liberate you from the
powers of sin, fear, sickness and evil spirits. You will become a new
creature in Christ Jesus. He will wash you in His blood, forgive your
sins, remove the fear and fill you with His blessed Holy Spirit! JESUS
will give you His peace!
If you do not,
you will continue drifting farther from the shore and the waves of fear,
bondage, despair, despondency and confusion will overtake you and you may
never come back.
Dear friend, if
I have described your situation, remember Jesus waits for your call this
very moment. He invites: “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy
laden and I will give you rest.” (Matt.11:28).
Again He said: “All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me;
and him that cometh unto Me, I will in wise cast out.” (John 6:37).
There is only
ONE Who has the mercy and grace to reach out to you and the power to
liberate you! He said: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life: no man
cometh unto the Father but by Me.” (John 14: 6). Amen.
SIGNIFICANT SIGNS OF
THE END TIMES
does the Bible say?
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
are four significant signs that show us where we stand today in relation
to then end times and our Lord’s soon return, namely:
Sick Condition of our Planet
Sick Condition of the World
Sick Condition of Israel
Sick Condition of the Church
#1 - THE SICK CONDITION OF OUR PLANET
Mankind is groaning under the terrible weight of sin and condemnation.
Satan - the enemy of God and man - has bound the human race with shackles
of rebellion, unbelief, fear, torment, lust, greed, hatred and
perversion! It was Adam’s acquiescence to the Evil One’s lying
temptation that brought sickness and death (spiritual and physical) upon
the human race.
Bible states: “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for
the manifestation of the sons of God. For
the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of
Him who hath subjected the same in hope. Because
the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of
corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For
we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together
not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the
Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the
adoption, to wit (that is to say), the redemption of our body.” (Romans
everywhere are waiting for the ‘MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD’!
What does that mean? Six billion people are looking for an escape from
the emptiness, fear, torment, sickness and bondage in which they live.
ENTIRE WORLD IS WAITING FOR US - GOD’S CHILDREN TO BE SO FILLED WITH
THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT WE CAN FREE THEM FROM THE TYRANNY AND LIES OF THE
DEVIL AND HIS EMISSARIES.
believe for a moment, that the millions lost in sin and bound by evil
spirits of occultism, superstition, false religion, satanic oppression
and sexual perversion are happy in that state! No one enjoys being in
slavery to witchcraft, fear, torment and evil spirits.
some are sufficiently deceived to live in a fool’s paradise having
convinced themselves that everything is A-Okay, but the opposite is true.
If everything is all right, why do so many rock musicians die of drug
overdoses and commit suicide? Why do many Hollywood stars die of
alcoholism, suicide and drug overdoses? And why
do wealthy, successful people - who seem to have everything going for
them - take their own lives?
Bible says, “But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot
rest, bringing forth mire and dirt. There is no peace saith my God to the
wicked”. (Isaiah 57:20-21)
enemy is not flesh and blood, but Satan himself and all his demons that
tempt, deceive, coerce, inhibit, afflict, torment, steal and kill!
battle is with the devil - not with human beings, however he does use
people to do his bidding! The devil must have his emissaries &
ministers, to do his evil work.
what of the Hindu extremists constantly fighting the Muslims in India and
the Seiks battling the Hindus? And the (political) ungodly Roman Catholic
IRA killing the (political) ‘Christian-in-name-only’ Protestants and
if the pagan are so happy in their religious life, why are there so many
‘holy jihads’? Two examples: Muslim Iran against Muslim Iraq in a
seven year war that saw one million men die, and at present Islamic
extremists terrorizing and butchering hundreds of their own people in
DO NOT KNOW GOD and have not been changed by His mighty power. Anyone
who has been converted to Christ, being born again by the Word of God and
the Holy Spirit, would certainly not be waging ‘holy wars’ against
their fellowmen. The only warfare that we are commanded to fight is the
‘Good Fight of Faith’"
DO WE FIGHT THE DEVIL?
Bible says, “Satan, your adversary, goeth about like a roaring lion,
seeking who he may devour, whom resist in the faith...” (1 Peter 5:9)
We resist him by serving Jesus to the best of our ability; by living a
holy and righteous life, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, healing
the sick and casting our devils!
Scripture says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but
mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down
imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the
knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the
obedience of Christ;” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)
our search for more land to conquer, new technologies to improve our
living standards, and the pursuit or more wealth, man has engaged in
wars, enslavement, violence and pollution which has raped our
environment, land, water and air.
Planet is groaning under the terrible weight of the awful harvest of
mankind’s sins of rebellion, greed, hatred, violence and slavery!
the beginning, after the fall of our first parents, THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE
was plunged into sin, fear, sickness & death! God immediately placed
a curse upon the earth - “And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast
harkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree of which
I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground
for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life”.
PLANET is struggling to stay alive and is groaning under this burden! The
‘second law of thermodynamics’ began after the fall and continues
today with aging, deterioration and decay. Only the return of Jesus
Christ will salvage the earth. Mankind will not be allowed to destroy the
earth, but will be punished for defiling and polluting it, as is
prophesied in the last book of the Bible.
BIBLE SAYS, “And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come, and the
time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that Thou shouldest
give reward unto Thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them
that fear Thy name, small and great; And shouldest destroy them which
destroy the earth.” (Revelation 11:18)
will have the last word and will judge polluters! If you want a good
example of this, look at the former Soviet Union which polluted the land,
sea and air and after raping the environment, ended up totally bankrupt.
CHRIST MUST RETURN IN ORDER TO SAVE US FROM OUR OWN DESTRUCTIONS, SO THAT
HE CAN REIGN ON THIS EARTH FOR 1000 YEARS OF PEACE AND PROSPERITY.
Believers in Jesus Christ, like St. Paul, are waiting for the moment
when we can be free from the limitations of our weak, carnal flesh and to
be glorified (in the next life) to forever be in Heaven with Jesus Christ
and all the redeemed from all ages! WE WILL THEN RECEIVE A RESURRECTED
BODY WITHOUT THE LIMITATIONS WE HAVE TODAY.
Bible says, “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the
firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves,
waiting for the adoption, to wit (that is to say), the redemption of our
body.” (Romans 8:23)
will be a joyful time of peace and glory as we live eternally in Heaven
with our Lord Jesus Christ and all the redeemed from every nation, tongue
and people of all ages"
I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of
many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia:
for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and
give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife
hath made herself ready."
to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and
white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith
unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage
supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of
God.” (Revelation 19:6-9)
#2 - THE SICK CONDITION OF THE WORLD
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.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the
eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the
will of God abideth for ever.” (1 John 2:15-17)
are Satan’s three knockout-punches which he uses to tempt the
“children of men”, namely: 1) the lust of the eyes 2) the lust of
the flesh and 3) the pride of life.
used these three temptations on Eve with great success. “And when the
woman saw that the tree was good for food (lust of the flesh), and that
it was pleasant to the eyes (lust of th eyes), and a tree to be desired
to make one wise (the pride of life), she took of the fruit thereof, and
did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”
David fell under this temptation also: He saw a beautiful woman taking a
bath in the privacy of her garden (the lust of the eyes). He desired her
and sent for her, committing adultery (the lust of the flesh). HE FELL
AFTER ONLY TWO STRIKES
DEFEATED HIM TOTALLY
was a different story when Satan used his time-tested strategy on our
Lord Jesus Christ. He withstood the temptation and defeated the devil
each time he came with a new “trick up his sleeve".
Jesus had fasted 40 days, Satan said to Him: “Command that these stones
be made bread.” (the lust of the flesh) Jesus answered, “It is
written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
devil tried again: “If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for
it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in
their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot
against a stone. (the pride of life) Jesus answered, “It is written
again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.” IN OTHER WORDS, GOD
DOESN’T CLOWN FOR ANYBODY.
Satan showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time and
said: “All these things will I give thee (pride of life), if thou wilt
fall down and worship me.” WHAT A DESPICABLE, ARROGANT, EGOTIST SATAN
IS! Jesus rebuffed him immediately with the Word of God saying, “Get
thee hence, Satan (enemy): for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord
thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.” (Matt. 4:1-11)
HAD TO LEAVE HIM, THEN
Bible affirms that Satan is “the god of this world” and “the spirit
which now worketh in the children of the disobedience”. (John 12:31;
Ephesians 2:2) He is the world’s greatest liar and the father of lies
and a murderer extra-ordinaire (John 8:44))
whole world lies in the lap of the wicked one (1 John 5:19) and he
“goeth about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter
5:8). We however, can “resist him in the faith and he will flee from
us”. (1 Peter 5:9; James 4:7)
Bible records that Demos was swayed by the bright lights of Thessalonica
and forsook Paul, “having loved this present world” (2 Timothy 4:10).
And St. John commends the young men in the Church for overcoming the
wicked one! (1 John 2:13)
PAUL WARNED OF THE TOTAL DETERIORATION OF MORALITY, DECENCY AND FAIRNESS
IN THE LAST DAYS. DECADENCE & PERVERSION WILL RULE JUST PRIOR TO OUR
LORD’S RETURN, STATED THE APOSTLE! AS WE READ THE PROPHECY WE FEEL
SADDENED BY THE RESEMBLANCE OF OUR PRESENT AGE TO THE PROPHETIC WORD OF
know also, that IN THE LAST DAYS PERILOUS TIMES SHALL COME. For men shall
be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers,
disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection,
trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those
that are good.
heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a
form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
(2 Timothy 3:1-5)
the Spirit speaketh expressly, that IN THE LATTER TIMES SOME SHALL DEPART
FROM THE FAITH, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of
devils;” (1 Timothy 4:1) “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful
works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to
speak of those things which are done of them in secret.” (Ephesians
5:11-12) “Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which
walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have
told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies
of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their
belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) For
our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour,
the Lord Jesus Christ:” (Philippians 3:17-20)
among the reports of hypocrisy, backsliding & gross moral evils, St.
Paul interjects the Blessed Hope of the Return of Jesus Christ.
our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour,
the Lord Jesus Christ."
thoughts, actions, prayers, plans, goals and complete agenda here, is
tied to Heaven’s plans, purposes and desires. We belong to His heavenly
kingdom and labour first and foremost for Christ.
is this so important? Only our Blessed Jesus Christ has the mandate,
power & desire to straighten out this wicked world. Therefore we wait
for Him to come.
VYING FOR RESPECTABILITY
prophesied that the time will come, “that whosoever killeth you will
think that he doeth God service”. (John 16:2)
the prophet stated, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;
that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for
sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own
eyes...Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the
righteousness of the righteous from him!” (Is. 5:20-23)
Paul expounded, “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
believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the
image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but
Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.” (2
this WORLD IS EVIL AND PERVERTED is no secret! The world system that
despises that which is good and glorifies that which is EVIL is a product
of Satanic invention, since he is the “god of this world”.
Paul declares that Jesus Christ “gave Himself for our sins, that He
might deliver us from this present evil world (age), according to the
will of God and our Father”. (Galatians 1:4)
SIGN #3 - THE SICK CONDITION OF ISRAEL
IS VULNERABLE FACING ATTACKS FROM EVERY DIRECTION
this moment in history, Israel is very vulnerable because of the pressure
placed upon them by the nations of the world to give up land for peace.
the United States - who traditionally has been their friend, is turning
the screws the hardest of all.
Israel will succumb to all this pressure and give away so much land that
they will be unable to defend themselves. Sometime in the future, Israel
will be deceived into accepting the Antichrist as their Messiah and will
suffer terribly because of that. Referring to this, our Lord said to the
am come in My Father's name, and ye receive Me not: if another (the
anti-Christ) shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” (John
Jewish leaders rejected Jesus Christ Who came to save them in His
Father’s Name. When Antichrist comes in his own name, they will receive
A SAD & TRAGIC COMMENTARY ON WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN!
guess is that Iraq will eventually be reduced in power after the United
States and her allies are finished with her. Then undoubtedly, Iran will
pick up the pieces and gobble up Iraq (and possibly Syria) and control
all the oil flow in the Middle East! (Ezekiel 38 & 39)
WORD STATES THAT RUSSIA WILL RISE UP AGAIN IN GREAT POWER AND LEAD THE
MARCH AGAINST ISRAEL
will then be the dominant power in the area, with the USA and Israel
giving in to their demands! According to God’s Word, Russia will rise
in great power again and lead the march against Israel!
prophet Ezekiel declared that Iran (Persia) together with Ethiopia, Libya
& Turkey will march against Israel in the great battle of ‘Gog and
WILL FIGHT FOR ISRAEL AND DEFEND HER
WILL FIGHT FOR ISRAEL AND DEFEND HER! A great slaughter will
unfortunately take place however, before God’s chosen people come to
their senses. They will ultimately receive their long awaited Messiah
Jesus Christ, when He returns n the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in
power and great glory at the end of the age!
Christ will then rule and reign for 1000 years of peace upon planet
earth, as King of kings and Lord of lords!
SIGN #4 - THE SICK CONDITION OF THE CHURCH
Canadian writer, Peter Newman exposes the weaknesses in our churches and
outlines wherein and how we have failed to communicate the Gospel to our
children, grandchildren and our neighbours.
his recent book, ‘The Canadian Revolution’ Peter Newman chronicles
the free-fall of the United Church of Canada’s membership as well as
their influence in society during the past three decades.
writes, “The United Church, formed in 1925 through a union of
Methodists, Presbyterians and Congregationalists, suffered the steepest
decline. Three million Canadians declared their United Church affiliation
to the latest census takers but less than 380,000 bothered going to
church. Although the most liberal of the mainstream congregations,
allowing for the ordination of gay priests and promoting the social
gospel, the United Church found itself paradoxically unable to attract
footnote says, “An increasingly typical event was the closing, during
the fall of 1994, of Chalmers United Church in downtown Vancouver. There
wasn’t a single member left on its congregational rolls who was less
than 80 years old.”
years, University of Lethbridge sociologist Reginald Bibby has tracked
the religious life of Canadians. In his book ‘Unknown Gods’ , Bibby
states: “Tragically, religious groups are failing in what appear to be
spiritually prosperous times. The churches are inept religious companies
that cannot get the faith out of the ware house …The news is that
interest and intrigue persist, in spite of the problems of organized
religion. The result may be a very sizable, ongoing spiritual vacuum.”
Anglican Church, according to the census has 2.2 million members with
784,000 active adherents. Addressing the church synod in 1994, Archbishop
Peter O’Driscoll warned: “In the next ten to fifteen years the
largest age group in the present Anglican Church of Canada will be dead.
At the end of two generations, there won’t be enough people to say
there’s still an Anglican Church alive in this country.”
SAD AND TRAGIC!
the Anglican Church lost 250,000 members from 1981 to 1991, and the
United Church lost 665,000 members during that same period - that’s 10
% and 20 % respectively - the Pentecostal Church grew by 100,000
adherents and the Christian & Missionary Alliance doubled in size!
November,1965 issue of Canada’s Revival Magazine, ‘Cry of His
Coming’ carried the following prophetic headline: 1965 UNITED CHURCH
NEW CURRICULUM SETS STAGE FOR MORE APOSTACY! MODERATOR REV. HOWSE DENIES
PHYSICAL RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST !
that article, this author wrote under the by-line, ‘THE GREAT FALLING
AWAY’ - St. Paul warns: “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)
‘Great Falling Away’ is Here Now- with entire denominations of
Christian Churches turning their backs on the Holy Scriptures, declaring
them fallible and contradictory. They despise the great truths of the
Bible, and exchange them for their own humanistic, man-made philosophies!
strange as this may seem, these reprobate preachers actually play-out the
exact role of ‘backsliding Israel’ in Old Testament times.
My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me the fountain of
living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold
no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13)
IS A LIST OF THEIR BACKSLIDINGS!
They have violated the sanctity of the Holy Bible, discarding the eternal
truths of God’s Word. Man-made philosophies, secular humanism and
blatantly spurious doctrines have filled the void!
almost totally on man’s wisdom and carnal knowledge, having rejected
the wisdom that comes solely from the Holy Scriptures. This leaves them
incapable of making sound spiritual decisions!
rejected the counsel of the Holy Spirit- divine paraclete- and draw their
inspiration from the teachings of others similarly deceived. Serious
decision making regarding spiritual matters and doctrine is therefore
prejudiced, flawed and compromised!
emphasis is on good works, rather than the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for
our sins. The ‘social gospel’ they preach is devoid of the grace of
God and faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. Their ‘good works’
message offers only secular and political rhetoric to undo social
injustices, without a sound spiritual foundation.
desecrated the Holy Scriptures by substituting their own verbiage instead
of the correct translation of the original Hebrew and Greek, in reference
to God Himself. These literary counterfeiters have unilaterally -without
any jurisdiction- decided to change the gender of Almighty God from
masculine (Father) to Mother. Instead of addressing God as He, they
refer to Him as She and the Lord Jesus is not the Son of God, but the
Child of God!
Word of God conclusively states: “This know also, that in the last days
perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves,
covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false
accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn
away.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart
from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot
iron; Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them:
for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear
thee.” (1 Timothy 4:1-2, 16)
URGENT WARNING ISSUED TO THOSE TAMPERING WITH GOD’S WORD
is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist,
that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same
hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father
believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:
because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ
is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that
Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit
of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now
already is it in the world.
believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God... Who is he that
overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is
the witness of God which He hath testified of His Son. He that believeth
on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God
hath made Him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave
of His Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal
life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he
that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 2:22-23; 4:1-3;
5:1, 4-5, 9-12)
DOES THIS MEAN? SIMPLY THIS:
who denies that Jesus Christ is God is a false teacher and an enemy of
spirit that confesses that ‘Jesus Christ is come in the flesh’ is of
God. Those who do not are of Satan and the Antichrist spirit!
DOES THIS MEAN: “Jesus Christ is come in the flesh”?
are millions of babies born daily across the world. They are all born of
flesh & blood. They have all “come in the flesh”. That is no
miracle, but when God is incarnated in human flesh, that is a miracle. It
simply means that Jesus Christ was God in human flesh! God the Son came
down from Heaven, through the very miraculous and complex process of the
the Holy Spirit placed within the virgin Mary’s womb a specially
created body for the Lord Jesus. He was begotten by the Holy Spirit and
born of a virgin woman without the aid of a human father. Jesus Christ -
true God & true man, in order to suffer and die for our sins and rise
again for our justification. ( )
new United Church curriculum - now taught to thousands of children -
denies the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, leaving the inference that
Joseph or some other man was Jesus’ father. This would indicate that
His mother Mary was sinful and promiscuous, instead of a chaste virgin
and that Jesus Christ was not divine!
you heard of such SACRILEGE? And this - not from an atheistic journal -
but from the official organ and pulpits of Canada’s largest Protestant
same ‘curriculum’ calls the first eleven chapters of Genesis - which
deal with God’s marvelous creation, Noah and the flood - a fable or
myth! It denies the miracles in the Bible, rejects the physical
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and ridicules His ascension
and second coming!
the blasphemous statements made by Rev. Ben Smilie- United Church
chaplain at the University of Saskatchewan, as chronicled by Regina
Leader Post’s Tom Jarvis in an article titled, ‘A MASSIVE
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
you heard of anything more blasphemous and anti-Christian, coming from
the pen of an ordained Protestant clergyman!
let the moderator of the United Church speak for himself. The following
was carried by the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, June 5, 1965. ‘HOWSE SAYS
LITERAL BELIEVER IN BIBLE LACKS UNDERSTANDING’.
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’.
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’.
Howse, who had been in Banff for a meeting of the United Church’s
Alberta Conference, said 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’.
is nothing in the curriculum which was not accepted when I was in College
thirty years ago. If people are shocked by it, then it is evident our
ministers have not been adequately teaching their congregations”.
MODERATOR: SAME OLD APOSTASY IN UNITED CHURCH!
Phipps probably learned ‘APOSTACY’ from professors, who were
themselves corrupted while in College! The new moderator of the United
Church is Rev. Bill Phipps - a little known Calgary pastor - who is
making big waves with his outspoken, irreverent and blasphemous remarks.
It appears that he has excelled in unlearning the basic, fundamental
doctrines of Christianity, in the tradition of the Rev. Howse and the
liberal theological College to which he referred!
ACTIVIST MODERATOR IS ROCKING THE UNITED CHURCH’
a major news story carried across Canada in the Southam Press, Nov.1,
1997, Rev. Phipps made these statements: “I don’t believe Jesus is
the only way to God. I don’t believe he rose from the dead as a
scientific fact. I don’t know whether those thing happened. It’s an
a follow-up article, the ‘Ottawa Citizen’ wrote: ‘CHURCH MODERATOR
A HERETIC, PROFESSOR SAYS’ - “The moderator of the United Church of
Canada is a heretic, says a professor of modern Christian history.
heretic is defined as someone who chooses a doctrinal path other than
that of the church to which he belongs”, says John Stackhouse, of the
University of Manitoba.
that standard, Rev. Bill Phipps “is a heretic according to the United
Church of Canada’s own standard of doctrine. He’s also a heretic in
generic Christian terms, because he denies the creeds that all Christians
have subscribed to, whether they’re Catholic, Protestant or Eastern
interviews with media organizations, Phipps denied the divinity of
Christ, denied the reality of the resurrection as a historical fact, and
said he was unclear ‘The historic Church says there are such realities,
which are crucially important to human life,’ said Stackhouse, a former
president of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association.”
WHOLESALE BACKSLIDING OF CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS DURING THESE PAST THIRTY
YEARS, AND ESPECIALLY THE LAST DECADE, SIGNALS THE SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS
IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH AT THIS VERY CRUCIAL MOMENT IN HISTORY - THE TURN
OF THE CENTURY AND THE MILLENNIUM!
very sad commentary on the Church is found in Christ’s message to the
Church where He states:
unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith
the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of
God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou
wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor
hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich,
and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that
thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I
counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be
rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame
of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that
thou mayest see.” (Rev. 3:14-18)
He said, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's
clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by
good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring
forth good fruit.
by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me,
Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the
will of My Father which is in heaven...And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matt.
asked a very pertinent question: “...Nevertheless. When the son of man
cometh will He find faith on the earth?” The answer is “not very
much”! That is why He stated, “Strive to enter in at the straight
gate, for many, I say unto you will seek to enter and shall not be
able”. (Luke 13:24)
ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way,
that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto
life, and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
MUST WE PREPARE FOR THE END TIMES AND TO BE SURE WE ARE
READY FOR JESUS
CHRIST'S SOON RETURN IN THE SECOND COMING?
Peter warned, “Make your calling and election sure...” (2 Peter 1:10)
It behooves each one to do a reality check to be absolutely certain that
you know Jesus Christ personally as your Lord & Saviour.
that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again from the dead for our
justification. Only He has the power to save you because He is the
Redeemer of the world.
said, “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the
Father, but by Me”. (John 14:6) “I am the door: by Me if any man
enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am
come that they might have life, and that they might have it more
abundantly.” (John 10:9-10)
Bible says, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and
men, the man Christ Jesus;” (1 Tim. 2:5) “Neither is there salvation
in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men,
whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
Paul declared, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ
Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal
with God: 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. 2:5-11)
Christ invites us to receive Him as personal Saviour and Lord with the
promise: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28) And, “All that the Father giveth
me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast
out.” (John 6:37)
are warned: “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that
bread, and drink of that cup.” (1 Corinthians 11:28) Amen.
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