by: Jean Gordon,
Ear Falls, Ontario
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)
HEALED MY BACK
people really stayed healed? Do miracles last?
the doctors had done all that they could - then DOCTOR JESUS TOOK OVER!
thrilled I am to be able to give my testimony of a miracle healing for
God’s glory. And I pray that it will help other suffering people as well.
suffered through for about six months, I would not want anyone else to
have to bear.
early fall of 1996 I was helping my husband paint some 2'x6' planks which
we were going to use to build our cabin.
FELT PAIN & IT FELT LIKE SOMETHING SNAPPED IN MY BACK
painting them we were carrying them into the garage for storage. I
probably moved about 10 of the heavy planks. Suddenly I felt a sharp pain
like something snapped in my lower back. The next morning I felt more
pain, but kept on working on my household duties. In the afternoon we went
we got home I could hardly move. The extreme pain in my lower back went
into hips & legs.
COULD BARELY MOVE - I WAS HOSPITALIZED
went to see my doctor and he gave me extra strong pain killers to take.
Three days later I was in such pain that I could barely move. I was
hospitalized to get me off my feet (which were now very swollen). When I
left, my pains were even more severe so I was put on more extra strength
my entire body ached and pained everywhere. Not just my back, hips, legs
and feet, but my upper body and arms were also greatly affected.
DOCTORS DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO
pains shot through both arms and legs and the doctors did not know what to
do. The Doctor said, "Just lie down and take the painkillers
and I will arrange for you to get therapy."
had to drive one hour to Red Lake to see my therapist. Because of
the terrible pain, we had to stay there overnight in a motel for each
session. I took about 20 treatments, but the treatments didn't help.
The therapy also pained me very much because my back was all knotted up.
Finally the therapist said to me, "Well, I can't do any more
I COULD DO IS LIE ON THE BED AND SUFFER
I did as much as lift a little jug of water, I was in extreme pain.
I was given crutches to use and my daughter came from Kenora from time to
time to stay with us for a week or two, to look after me.
HEARD MAX SOLBREKKEN WAS HOLDING A REVIVAL MIRACLE CRUSADE AND DECIDED
THAT I WOULD GO
I heard about Max Solbrekken's Revival miracle crusade in Ear Falls
- February 1997 and determined that I would go. My husband Eric knew how
much I suffered so he was also waiting for the miracle to happen.
had written to television evangelists for prayer and asked for
prayer from other pastors and churches but I still had not been healed.
THIS WOULD BE MY LAST CHANCE. I had heard of the great miracles God
had performed in Max Solbrekken's ministry for so many years and I was
ready to receive my miracle, when he prayed for me.
PASTOR SOLBREKKEN PRAYED I FELT THE BONES MOVING IN MY BACK.
RECEIVED A MIRACLE THAT VERY INSTANT
Pastor Max Solbrekken laid his hands upon me and prayed in Jesus’' Name,
the bones in my back began moving. The knots disappeared and all the pain
was gone. I was receiving a miracle that very instant. Thank
thankful I am to Jesus for His miracles and for His servant, Pastor Max
Solbrekken for his prayers for me! I have never felt better in my
life and I am as active as can be. I have recently been helping my husband
to load and offload his big boat, with no ill effects.
praise Jesus and so does my wonderful husband, Eric.
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