THE HEALER GOSPEL CHURCH
Friends in Christ,
our friends in Saskatchewan, Donna and i will be ministering at
Christ the Healer Gospel Church on December 31 (Sunday) at 10:30
am & 6:30 pm.
more than 10 years in Saskatoon, we felt led of the Lord to invite
Rev. Terry and Shelly Severson to take the reigns of leadership
and build on what we started in Saskatoon on September 26, 2007.
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 2:30 pm, we will have a special New
Year's Rally where we will officially transfer (without charge)
the property of Christ the Healer Gospel Church at 136 Ave F S,
Saskatoon, SK to the TORO Ministries of Saskatchewan, in the
precious name of our Saviour Jesus Christ.
move will give me the opportunity to pour myself into our
Missionary work, publishing a number of books I have written and
do more radio and TV work in order to reach a larger audience with
October 26, 1991 (after 22 years) Donna and I turned over the
large, beautiful Faith Cathedral church and property, located on
2.5 acres in Edmonton, Alberta, to Peoples Church, giving me the
opportunity to reach multitudes for Christ all across the Soviet
Union (Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia,
Latvia), Sudan, Egypt, Uganda, Tanzania, Europe, Norway, Brazil
and the Philippine Islands.
April 13, 2005, I had the privilege of preaching to circa 300,000
people at a large Assembly of God Crusade at the Parquie Brasil,
Paulina, SP, Brazil.
People's Church, Edmonton is a strong Church with people from
dozens of nations of the world. Pastor Laurie and Iris have
thanked us over the years for our amalgamation in 1991.
you so much for your prayers and support over the years. Our
prayers are for God's blessings upon you and your family.
much love in Jesus,
Max & Donna Solbrekken
2 Cor. 4:5/Hebrews 13:8
on the history
of Pastor Max Solbrekken's life
and powerful ministry
to watch interview
by VisionHeaven on Tuesday, June 12, 2013
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
WE NEED A REVIVAL
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
Bible clearly outlines the sins of Israel, which at one time held
a special relationship with God. In this article I compare
Israel's backsliding to the Church of Jesus Christ's seemingly
constant drift from our amazing spiritual beginning until the
the same manner, I parallel the Fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden
of Eden from purity, honesty and worship of their Creator to the
corrupt, jaded and perverted world system of today!
Word states:"Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a
reproach to any people." (Prov. 14: 34 );
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." (Ps. 33:
12). According to these Scriptures, Canada is in a fallen
Church is in desperate need of a genuine Holy Ghost, heaven-sent,
apostolic revival of mammoth proportions! Without a visitation
from God, the Church will not be able survive the awful onslaught
of Satanic invention and intrigue!
Evil One is working overtime to minimize, decimate and destroy the
effectiveness of the Body of Christ around the world! He has
employed many and varied agencies and emissaries to do his bidding
ever since 'The Fall', which has caused great confusion and
suffering to the Church.
greatest problem suffered by the Body of Christ down though
the centuries, however, has been self - inflicted!
Discord among brethren, jealousy, envy, backbiting, lust, greed,
pride and control, have been some of the sins that have seriously
hampered the sanctity and the growth of the Church!
major problems have been that of deception, laziness and
indifference! Power hungry men have often been willing to
compromise the Word of God, to maintain their position of
prominence in society and authority in the Church.
has been the result of these actions? A loss of real
spiritual power, a vacuum of moral leadership in the Church and
community, and a blurred vision of the
purpose and goals of the Ministry. It has also generated a lukewarmness
toward the needs of the people, a lack of compassion to reach
a lost world and a loss of the Holy Spirit's fire
in praise and worship.
are some key Scriptures that relate to our situation today and
their ramifications as it applies to our individual lives and the
Church body as a whole. In this message I seek to show the
similarities that existed in various times in Israel's history of
backsliding to what is happening in the Church presently.
1: 1 - 5
words of Nehemiah the son of Hach-a-liah. And it came to pass in
the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in the palace,
That Ha-na-ni, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of
Judah; and I asked them concerning Jerusalem. And they said unto
remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are
in great affliction and reproach:
wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates
thereof are burned with fire.
it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down
and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before
the God of heaven, And said, I beseech Thee, O' Lord God of
heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and
mercy for them that love Him and observe His
clear to me that the report given to Hezekiah about the
awful condition of Jerusalem - the City of God -
and the sad plight of the inhabitants therein, closely resemble
the plight of the Christian Church in many parts of the
will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail
against it." (Matt.
16: 18). It is true that Jesus is building His Church and it is
also true that the gates of hell cannot and will not prevail
against it. During the time of Christ, City Hall (as we call
it), where plans of war were hammered out, was directly
behind the gate, and consequently was referred to as the Gates of
the City! The words, 'the
gates of hell',
refer to the opinions, plans, strategy and agenda of Satan.
They cannot succeed in the long term! They will be defeated.
Lord gave us the Great Commission, which stated in part: "Go
ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He
that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that
believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them
that believe: In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall
speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they
drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall
lay their hands on the sick and they shall recover." (Mark
16: 15 – 18)
THE CHURCH A REPROACH TODAY?
must ask ourselves the questions: "Are we fulfilling the
Great Commission of our Lord, or are we just playing Church? Are
we casting out devils, healing the sick, setting the captives
free, and preaching the good news to those who haven't yet heard?
a casual reading of the Epistles teaches us how
graciously, unselfishly and righteously God desires us to live,
after receiving Jesus Christ as Lord. Do we love the Lord
with all our heart, soul and mind, and our neighbour as
ourselves? Do we love others, as Christ loved us or do we hold
onto grudges and unforgiveness? It is difficult to
believe that we are not "missing the mark" in
Lord's Prayer, which our Master taught His disciples to pray,
states in part: "Thy
kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."
Have our lives helped to cause that to happen? Is His will
being done in our earth (body) as well as on the earth? Are
we a part of the solution or a part of the problem?
was confronted with a pitiful sight! The walls of Jerusalem were
broken down and the gates had been burned with fire! And the
remnant that were left in God's Holy City were in great
affliction (poverty, despair, sickness) and reproach (persecuted,
maligned, ridiculed). If
we are honest with ourselves and God, we must admit that this is a
picture of the Church world-wide.
before, has the Roman Catholic Church
so publicly disgraced and sued in the courts, because of the sick
homosexual practices of their pervert pedophile priests! And when
you see Protestant denominations
in the Western World caving in to the demands of homosexuals and
lesbians for ordination and same-sex marriages for their
clergy, doesn't it make you sick?
first time I saw two men kissing on TV, I felt nauseated!
What a reproach. What an unnatural, disgusting image for
little children to absorb!
disastrous fall into almost comatose formalism, and a rejection of
the Virgin birth of Christ, the Born Again experience and the
Doctrine of Hell of many Protestant Churches makes one wonder how
bad it can get. The only answer is a red-hot, Holy Spirit led
revival of righteousness.
2. Joel 1:
9 - 14, Joel 2:15
field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the
new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth. Be ye ashamed, O ye
husbandmen; howl, O ye wine dressers, for the wheat and for
the barley; because
the harvest of the field is perished.
vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the
pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even
all the trees of the field, are withered: because
joy is withered away from the sons of men. Gird
yourselves and lament ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar:
come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for
the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the
house of your God.
ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the
inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, and
cry unto the Lord. Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at
hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come."
believe that there is a parallel between the crises in
the Church today, and the vision that the prophet Joel had of Israel facing
the day of judgment, called in the Old testament, 'the Day of the
Lord'! Using this Scripture as a pre-picture of the Church in
the time of the end, allow me to share some pertinent and very
Why was Israel to
asked to call a solemn assembly? Why must the priests lie all
night in sackcloth, crying unto God? Why must all the inhabitants
of the land fast, mourn, weep and repent? Judgment was coming! The
terrible 'Day of the Lord' was about to take place, when the
Almighty's wrath will fall upon the world at the very end of time.
BIBLE ISSUES A WARNING!
Peter wrote about it with great solemnity and warning: "But
the day of the Lord shall come as a thief in the night; in
the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the
elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the
works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all
these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye
to be in all holy conversation and godliness?
for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the
heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements
shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless, according to His
promise, look for new heavens and a new earth,
wherein dwelleth righteousness."
beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye
may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and
blameless." (2 Peter 3: 10 – 14). Why should we
call a solemn assembly and sanctify a fast? Why should the Church
spend much, much more time in prayer? Here are three
WE HAVE LOST THE HARVEST - VERSE 11
Church, the harvest is the youth of our nation! Our
young people who have drifted away from the faith of their fathers
and mothers! Young people who smoke marijuana, fornicate, drink
alcoholic beverages and gamble at the casinos and video lottery
terminals! Young people who are carnally minded and live only for
pleasure, instead of being consecrated and dedicated to God and
WE HAVE LOST THE JOY - VERSE 12
reason that there is so little joy in the hearts of Christians is
because we have lost the harvest. It is because we are not winning
souls to Christ! The Bible says: "They
that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and
weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with
rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." (Psalm 126: 5, 6).
have never met an unhappy soul winner!
People who witness for Christ and are engaged in Church and
Missionary work are the happiest people that I have been
privileged to meet, because they are involved with eternal souls.
A soul winner's joy is sweet and his reward is great.
Bible says: "And they that be wise shall shine as the
brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to
righteousness as the stars for ever and ever." (Daniel
12: 2, 3)
IS NO MEAT & DRINK OFFERING - VERSE 13
priests and their families lived off some of the offerings
that were brought to the temple. People had stopped bringing in
their offerings, so therefore there was very little for the
ministering priests to live on. How can the Church survive when
people lose interest, backslide, stop paying their tithes?
can the work of God grow if people stop serving Him, and discontinue
giving missionary offerings? Only a revival, an awakening, a
visitation from God Almighty will shake us into action, so that
our hearts will be right with Him and open to the call of God upon
our lives. Let us call a solemn assembly and get people involved
in fasting and praying for a genuine revival from Heaven.
3: 1, 2
prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth. O Lord, I have
heard Thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive Thy work in the
midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath
is one of the most powerful Scriptures in the Bible, to
convince the Church to call upon God for mercy, forgiveness and
help! The prophet had apparently been in prayer and God had
spoken to him. Prayer is a two-way street. It is important
to let God speak to us during our times of seeking Him! What
God told the prophet shook him to the core, and made him afraid.
did God tell Habakkuk? It
seems that God must have given him a message, that
impending judgment was about to fall. Gripped by a holy
reverence andr godly fear, the prophet cried out:
of judgment, send a revival. Revive Thy work O Lord, in the
midst of the years. Don't let your cup of judgment get filled up!
Rather make yourself known unto us NOW by forgiving our sins and
showing mercy. And if You must judge us, in Your great wrath
remember to be merciful!
JEREMIAH 2: 13 ; 6: 16
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. Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in
the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good
way, and walk therein, and ye shall rest for your souls. But they
said, We will not walk therein."
are some sad stories in the Bible of hardhearted people who
refused to turn to the Lord, even after He called them repeatedly!
Here He speaks to Jeremiah - the weeping prophet - about His
feelings regarding Israel , His chosen people! He asks: "Hath
a nation changed their gods, which are no gods? but My people have
changed their glory for that which doth not profit." (v.
indicts Israel on two counts: Forsaking Him, the
fountain of living water and exchanging Him for counterfeits -
broken cisterns which can hold no water.
He challenges them to take a good hard look at all the
alternatives: "Stand at the crossroads of life and have a
good look at the alternatives. Then, return to the good ways and
walk in them." What does He offer? Peace and rest for our
souls! yet, there are many who enter the wide gate and take the
broad road which leads to death and destruction.
BIBLE GIVES THE KEY TO REVIVAL
is the KEY to revival: “If My people, which are called by My
name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, then
will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal
their land." (2 Chron. 7: 14).
are four things that God's people must do in order for the
Almighty to rend the heavens and come down in Revival Power
in our midst!
we must humble ourselves, getting rid of the sin of pride. Second,
we must begin to pray earnestly for His intervention. Third,
we must seek His face in protracted times of intimate fellowship
with our Heavenly Father! We must get close enough so that we can
walk with Him like Enoch, Abraham and Moses! And Four,
we must "lay aside every weight and the sin which doth
so easily besets us" (Heb.12: 1, 2), and turn
from every wicked way.
1: 6 - 9; 3: 8 - 10
son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a
Father, where is Mine honour? and if I be a Master, where is My
fear? saith the Lord of hosts unto you. O priests, that despise My
name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised Thy name? Ye offer
polluted bread upon Mine altar, and ye say, Wherein have we
polluted Thee? In that ye say, The table of the Lord is
if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil" and if
ye offer the lame and the blind, is it not evil? offer it now to
thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person?
saith the Lord of hosts. And now, I pray you, beseech God that He
will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he
regard your person saith the Lord of hosts.
was displeased with the priests who were indifferent to their holy
tasks in the temple. They were only going through the motions
instead of reverently ministering to the Lord! Are we also
guilty of only going through the motions without real conviction
and love for our Lord?
God help us to give Him our very best, instead of the cull, the
left - overs in our life. He is not content to play second
fiddle or be the fifth wheel. He wants to be NUMBER ONE in
our heart and life! Let us give Jesus Christ centre stage.
verse 11 through 14, we read: "For from the rising of
the sun even unto the going down of the same MY name shall be
great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall
be offered unto My name, and a pure offering: for My name shall be
great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts."
were they doing? They were offering animals that were blind and
lame and sick unto the eternal God! He asks: "Should I
accept this of your hand? saith the Lord. But cursed be the
deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and
sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King,
saith the Lord of hosts, and My name is dreadful among the
SIN AND A SHAME!
is scandalous when you consider the very little we give to God and
His cause in the so-called Christian nations, relative
to what we spend on cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, pornography,
gambling and amusement. It
is a Sin and a Shame! We spend more money on chewing gum in
our respective countries than we give to Almighty God. That
has to change.
Chapter 3, we read: "Will
a man rob God? yet
ye have robbed Me. But
ye say, Wherein have we robbed Thee. In tithes and offerings.
Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed Me, even this whole
ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in
Mine house, and PROVE ME now herewith saith the Lord of hosts, if
I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a
blessing, that there will not be room enough to receive it.
I will REBUKE THE DEVOURER for your sakes, and he shall not
destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast
her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of
the authority of God's Word, I declare that you will never sorry
if you give God His share in tithes and offerings. He is no man's
debtor and He will prosper and bless you as He has promised. His
Word cannot fail and He will not fail you.
life was changed when he had a vision of God in the temple. He
became one of the greatest Prophets of all times! He cried out: "Behold,
the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His
ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated
between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from
you, that He will not hear." (Isaiah
59: 1, 2)
he gives us the key to forgiveness and peace: "Seek ye
the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near: 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: 6, 7)
REVELATION 3: 14 - 20
unto the angel of the church of the La-od-i-ce'ans 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 that thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art
lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of My
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 eye salve, that thou
mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be
zealous therefore, and repent. 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."
La-od-i-ce'an Church had drifted so far from the truth
that Jesus is standing on the outside seeking entrance to His OWN
CHURCH. How very, very sad! He wants us to be red hot for Him and
His Gospel. Please make room for Jesus Christ in your heart and
life today! Only then, do we really begin living. In his great
love and mercy, Jesus will wash away every sin and fill our hearts
with contentment and contagious joy!
a reproach in that Day, to be left on the outside, because you
have left Him on the outside of your life! He urges, “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.
him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even
as I also overcame, ans am set down with My Father in His
throne.” (Rev. 3: 20, 21)
JONAH 1: 1-6
go to Ninevah, that great city, and cry against it; for their
wickedness is come up before Me. But Jonah rose up to flee from
the presence of the Lord; and went down to Joppa; and he found a
ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare thereof, and went down
into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the
the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a
mighty tempest in the
sea, so that the ship was like to be broken. Then the mariners
were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the
wares that were in the
ship into the sea, to lighten it of them.. But Jonah was gone down
into the sides of the ship, and he lay, and was fast asleep.
the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him. What meanest thou O
sleeper? Arise, call upon thy God, if so be it that God will think
upon us, that we perish not. And they said everyone to his fellow,
Come, and let us cast lots,
that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they
cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.
said they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause this
evil is upon us; What is thine occupation? and whence comest thou?
What is thy country? and of what people art thou?
And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the Lord,
the God of Heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.
were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him, Why hast thou
done this? For the men knew that he had fled from the presence of
God, because he had told them. Then said they unto him, what shall
we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us: for the sea
wrought and was tempestuous unto them.
said he, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the
sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great
tempest is upon you. Nevertheless, the men rowed hard to bring it
to land.; but they could not; for the sea wrought and was
tempestuous unto against them.
they cried unto the Lord, and said, we beseech Thee O Lord, we
beseech Thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not
upon us innocent blood: for Thou
O Lord, hast done as it pleased Thee. So they took up
Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea, and the sea ceased from
the men feared exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the Lord,
and made vows. Now the Lord had prepared a GREAT FISH to swallow
up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and
a wake-up call Jonah received from Almighty God and what
tremendous measures He takes, so that a heathen city could hear
God's voice and be saved. It was an unusual and awesome way to
reach that entire city for Him.
GOD BECAME A MAN!
pales, however, when one considers the Salvation plan that Jesus
of Nazareth fulfilled through His Virgin birth, pure and righteous
life, vicarious death and glorious resurrection. The Sovereignty
of God demanded punishment
for sin and the CROSS provided the Final solution!
a time, God overlooked or winked at our sins in His great mercy
and kindness by allowing the sacrificing of innocent lambs, goats
and bullocks (occasionally a red heifer) to suffice.
the fullness of time had come, however, Almighty God our Heavenly
Father, gave Himself in His Son to be the propitiation for our
sins and those of the whole world. The word propitiation means the
covering, satisfaction and the expiation. Jesus of Nazareth, true
God from eternity and true man by His virgin birth, had to die so
that He could cover us and remove our sins to SATISFY the
Righteous Demands of Divine Justice.
in the belly of the GREAT FISH, Jonah repented of his rebellion
and disobedience. God forgave him and gave him another opportunity
to reach the wicked city of Nineveh with God's message of
repentance and judgment. Praise the Lord!
the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the
dry ground. And the Word of the Lord came unto Jonah the Second
time, saying, Arise, go unto Nineveh that great city, and preach
unto it the preaching that I bid thee. So Jonah arose, and went
unto Nineveh, according to the Word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was
an exceeding great city of three days journey.
the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put
on sackcloth, from the greatest one even to the least of them. For
word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne,
and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and
sat in ashes...
God saw their works, that they turned from their Evil way; and God
repented of the evil that He had said that He would do unto them,
and He did did it not.” (Job 2: 10: 3:1-10)
total repentance of the entire city of Nineveh moved Almighty God
to change His mind about His judgment toward them. He freely
forgave them all by extending His mercy toward them. Jonah's
change of heart in obeying God's directive after a long and hard
lesson, brought our Heavenly Father's great love into focus for
all to see and experience.
LESSONS TO ALL!
are a number of lessons for us to learn from this ancient
happening: First, God loves the heathen and will use every
possible means to rescue them. Secondly, the work of a true 'Man
of God' isn't a soft touch. It may involve tough times and very
hard work. The importance is to be obedient to the Holy Spirit and
answer 'yes' when He calls!
prayer is that everyone of us will be willing to carry the message
of Christ's salvation to our relatives, friends, neighbours and
others as often as possible whenever possible to as many as
possible, for as long as possible!
BOOTH and his wife Catherine founded the Salvation Army in 1865.
They chose as their slogan, 'Blood and Fire', referring to Jesus
Christ's BLOOD shed for the remission of sins and the Fire
referring to the FIRE of the Holy Spirit. He stated, "The
tendency of fire is to go out; watch the fire on the altar of your
heart. Anyone who has tended a fireplace, knows that it
needs to be stirred up occasionally.
1892, William Booth wrote the well-known hymn, 'SEND THE
FIRE'. It is filled with Gospel truth,
Biblical Doctrine and Great Commission Admonition.
You can sense the presence of God by reading the words, and the
Holy Spirit burns when it is sung.
is no-one as unhappy as a person who has been called of God to
preach Christ's Gospel, but has stifled that call. For some people
it will be too late to answer that call, but for others the Holy
Spirit may still be calling for you to do His bidding. May He help
you to answer that call. Amen.
WALKING TOO CLOSE
TO THE EDGE
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
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 end came!
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 Hell forever.
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 Tempter.
thought 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
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!
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
young 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 the job.”
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 lyrics:
on the perilous deep
danger silently creeps
And storms so violently sweeping
You're drifting too far from shore
too far from shore
You're drifting too far from shore
Come to Jesus today
Him show you the way
drifting too far from shore
The Tempest rose high
And clouds overshadowed the sky
Sure death is hovering nigh
You're drifting too far from shore.
an 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 our
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 you.
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!
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.
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).
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:
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
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 until now."
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 8:19-23)
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
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! Our 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
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 vice versa?
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 Algeria?
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
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
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
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”. (Genesis 3:17)
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
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
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
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.” (Gen. 3:6)
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
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
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 GOD.
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
among the reports of hypocrisy, backsliding & gross moral
evils, St. Paul interjects the Blessed Hope of the Return of Jesus
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.
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 Corinthians 4:3-5)
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. And
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 Jewish leaders,
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 5:43
Jewish leaders rejected Jesus Christ Who came to save them in His
Father’s Name. When Antichrist comes in his own name, they will
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
prophet Ezekiel declared that Iran (Persia) together with
Ethiopia, Libya & Turkey will march against Israel in the
great battle of ‘Gog and Magog’.
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
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
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 the young.”
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,
strange as this may seem, these reprobate preachers actually
play-out the exact role of ‘backsliding Israel’ in Old
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!
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!
rely 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!
have 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
have 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,
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 also.
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 God.
spirit that confesses that ‘Jesus Christ is come in the flesh’
is of God. Those who do not are of Satan and the Antichrist
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 virgin birth!
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 denomination!
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
Toronto Telegram printed it in full with the somewhat shocking
passage in large type which speaks of fundamentalist belief in
“clay-made man, a floating zoo, an amphibious-footed Jesus, a
son of God who was a home brew artist, and an ascension that looks
like a Cape Kennedy blast-off”.
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
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
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 irrelevant question.”
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
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 Orthodox.”
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 their fruits...
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. 7:15-23)
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
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.
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)
YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST
INTO YOUR HEART TODAY?
THIS PRAYER NOW TO RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST IN YOUR HEART
ask for Thy great mercy and grace. I acknowledge my
sinfulness and confess that I cannot save myself. I believe
the GOOD NEWS that Jesus paid the penalty for m sins, through His
vicarious death on the cross."
believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead according to the
Scriptures and He has the power and authority to forgive my sins
and save my soul. I repent of my sins and am willing to
forsake them with the help of the Holy Spirit."
now renounce the devil and all his works and all his ways and I
now receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, my Master and my
God. Come into my heart and save me now, for Christs' sake.
Thank you Lord, for saving my soul. In Jesus precious' name,
I pray." Amen.
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