by: Jacob Rempel
wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the
chastisement of our peace was upon Him and with His stripes we are
healed." (Isaiah 53:5)
received a wonderful miracle healing
people really stayed healed? Do miracles last?
People do stayed healed. I am living proof that miracles do last!
name is Jacob Rempel. In 1962 I was in a very bad car
accident. The car in which I was driving was hit on the front side
by another car which had swung across a 4 lane intersection.
LEFT LEG WAS VERY BADLY INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT
left leg was very badly injured and II had medical attention for
approximately 15 months, which involved therapy and deep heat treatment.
treatments helped to ease the pain, but otherwise there was no
improvement. My left leg was going numb and it was very difficult to sit.
whole nervous system was in a very bad state.
heard about Brother Max Solbrekken and that he was coming to New
Westminster to hold some Miracle Revival meetings in the Nordic Centre.
was in January, 1964. I decided to go to the meetings to see if there was
anything he could do to help me. I did not know very much about Faith
Healing or miracles but I was desperate to get some relief as I was not
improving but getting worse.
MUST HOLD ONTO GOD'S PROMISES & HAVE FAITH TO BE HEALED
Brother Solbrekken prayed for me he stressed the importance of holding
onto God's promises and believing that the work was done. He stressed
that you must have faith that you will receive a miracle.
AM THE LORD THAT HEALETH THEE"
gave me the Scripture "I am the Lord that healeth thee" and for
the next few days I kept repeating this Scripture over and over.
the time I was prayed for I didn't see any change, but about three days
after, my wife remarked on the tremendous change that had come over
me; my whole mental attitude had changed.
HAD TOUCHED ME - I WAS RECEIVING A MIRACLE.
was much more agreeable and pleasant. The pain and numbness began to leave
- God had touched me. I had received a healing miracle.
is over three years ago and today I am perfectly well. I can do any type
of physical work, even loading furniture, and have no pain or hindrance
AM WELL - I AM HEALED
have had two stiff medical examinations just lately and passed both
easily. I now work for a railroad company. Praise the Lord.
Note: This testimony carried in October 1964 issue of our magazine.
Jake Rempel is retired and still well today (1997) and works as a minister
of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
is the key to receiving healing, miracles
and answers to Prayer?
Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
SEEKING GOD IN PRAYER, PRAISE, WORSHIP AND EXPECTANT FAITH
receiving miracles and answers to prayers in found in seeking God in
prayer, praise, worship and having expectant faith. Unfailing faith that
God will answer your prayers and expect a miracle. I
believe that a major key to miraculous healing miracles can be found
in the steadfast faith, steadfast godly lifestyle and exemplary Christian
DOCTOR ANSWERS QUESTIONS ON FAITH HEALING
Dr. A. Wagenaar of Hilversum, Holland
Dr. Wagenaar, will you tell us what your position is in the field of
"I have been medical superintendent in the
Orchidee Hospital, Hilversum, for the last six years. Before that I was a
family doctor for 23 years in Dordrecht."
Do you believe in
miracles of healing?
"Of course! In my practice as a family doctor I have seen many
miracles take place."
When is healing
"When it is not the result of medical
Can a miracle not be
explained away psychologically?
"No, that is not to be thought of. Just
as you cannot explain away the miracles of the New Testament.
physician knows that spontaneous miracles do occur. You will be interested
to know that spontaneous hearings have even been reported in patients who
suffer from cancer. This has been publicized several times in medical
journals. Medical science has admitted that miracles do occur after the
prayer of faith."
You said that you have
seen miracles occur in your practice. Could you give us an example?
"Yes, in Dordrecht I had a very busy practice.
A family doctor in the course of his practice meets many people who are in
urgent need of medical help and he does all he can to help them.
will tell you about one patient. He used to play music in bars and was
inclined to treat life lightly. He needed an operation and I gave him a
card for the hospital. But before he was to be operated on I asked him to
go with me to one of Ev. Johan Maasbach's big meetings. He agreed and,
during the meeting, concentrated on God. When he went later to check in
for the operation the surgeon said, You can go home, we are not going to
operate on you, you are totally healed!"
Have you advised other
people too to go to Johan Maasbach's meetings?
"Yes, many! Generally after an
introductory talk and often after I have spoken to one of the elders of
the church; I asked the elder to visit my patient and, so to speak, break
the ice. I know that Br. Maasbach sends the patient on to the Heavenly
Doctor who can do more than all the branches of science combined.
and above those I have mentioned I have sent many others to Br. Maasbach
after they had been to consult me. I have seen them saved in the meeting
and healed as well. I am so glad that in this time when one church after
another is being broken down there are still people who let their voices
be heard more than ever. We urgently need more men like Johan Maasbach.
is a man who has preached for many years that sickness usually comes from
within - from the heart of man - and is often the result of hate, envy,
grudges and bitterness. Now medical science too admits that many diseases
are a result of inner tensions!"
You believe then that
Br. Maasbach is not being medically irresponsible in what he preaches?
"No indeed! He preaches that people who come
forward for healing must bring not only their sins but also their cares
and all their inner problems to God. That is a healing truth. That is
How did you yourself
come to faith in Christ?
"I will tell you! When I was a young man of 23
1 almost drowned. I was trying to save a woman who had fallen into the
water and it nearly resulted in my own death. However, after fighting for
my life and finally reaching dry land, I was a new man. I knew that I had
reached a spiritual turning point. God had let me live!"
What do you think about
certain doctors who have seen miracles with their own eyes and still
refuse to believe?
"I have met people who have had their healing
confirmed by many people and who afterwards went to various doctors to
demonstrate their hea5;ng only to be rejected. I must assume that these
doctors are totally blind to God's existence..
is not however a problem peculiar to medical science; you know as well as
I do that many ministers, preachers and priests; are just as blind to the
message of divine heating."
Doctor, do you often
speak to your patients about faith in Jesus Christ?
"I always do so when I feel so guided. When you
know that, medically speaking, there is no cure possible then - at least
this is how it is for me - you can only speak a positive word, the Word of
have personally led several people who were ill to the through inner
tensions to the Lord. Only He, Jesus Christ, can give that desperately
Do you think that later
a medical cure may be found for certain illnesses which can now only be
cured by a miracle?
"If I think of cancer, I know that man is hard
at work to find a cure. This is the prediction and hope of everyone
working in that field. However they have not yet found a cure. And should
a medical cure be found there will still be other incurable
Finally doctor, do you
consider that personal faith in Jesus Christ is of importance to science?
"Very important!! You know that science has
gone out on a limb in believing that man is descended from apes. Science
is still trying to find the missing link!! The friction between faith and
science is that when man comes to faith he can no longer accept such
theories as that of evolution.
in Jesus Christ is of the utmost importance for all, including those
engaged in the pursuit of scientific knowledge."
and with His stripes we were healed." Isaiah 53:5