John G. Lake
John G. Lake: His Life, His Sermons
*The Law of the Spirit of Life In Christ Jesus has set me free from the Law of Sin and DEATH. (Romans 8:2) (SICKNESS IS INCIPIENT DEATH – A FORETASTE OF DEATH IF YOU WILL.) WE HAVE A FORETASTE – A DOWN PAYMENT OF LIFE LIVING IN US RIGHT NOW! We live by the LAW OF ANOTHER KINGDOM – ANOTHER WORLD – ANOTHER COUNTRY – WE HAVE IMMUNITY AND ARE CITIZENS OF A GOVERNMENT WITH DIFFERENT LAWS. MUCH HIGHER LAWS THAN THOSE OF THIS WORLD.
Nobody can put you in harmony with that other law – the law of the spirit of life. You must do it yourself. NO man can put you in harmony with that law of life, “The law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus”. He is its source. It is from His Spirit that it is ministered unto you.
It is HIS SPIRIT THAT DOES IT.
So the apostle rejoiced that he was made “free from the law of sin and death”.
Fear operates in the physical realm.
*Law of sin, death, doubt and fear emanates from the physical realm. The Law of sin, death, doubt and fear dominates, bullies, and reigns supreme in the physical realm – WHEN ALLOWED FREE COURSE. The Law of Fear operates in the physical as well as the spiritual WHEN ALLOWED FREE COURSE AND EXPRESSION. STAY IN THE REALM OF FAITH – FOR THERE THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS DOMINATES AND REIGNS FAR SUPREME. STAY IN THE ARENA OF FAITH AND YOU WILL CHANGE THE PHYSICAL.
Say someone has typhoid fever.
They are placarding the houses to keep others from getting in contact with that dreaded disease.
*People start getting afraid. Now you even have a corporate fear.
Now fear causes your mind to become subjective.
When you are full of fear, your pores will absorb everything around you.
You are drawing into yourself what is around you.
That is the way people absorb disease.
I was ministering one time where the bubonic plague was raging. You could not hire people for a thousand dollars to bury the dead. At such times the government has to take hold of the situation.
But I never took the disease.
Operation of The Law of Life
Now watch the action of the Law of Life.
Faith belongs to the LAW OF LIFE.
Faith is the very opposite of fear.
Faith has the opposite effect in spirit, and soul, and body.
Faith causes the spirit of man to become confident.
It causes the mind of man to become restful and positive.
A positive mind repels disease.
Consequently, the emanation of the Spirit destroys disease germs.
* DURING THE BUBONIC PLAGUE – JOHN G LAKE AND ANOTHER MAN WOULD BURY THE DEAD. WE PICK UP HIS TESTIMONY HERE…
“…we were in contact with the Spirit of Life. I and a little Dutch fellow with me went out and buried many of the people who had died from the bubonic plague.
The government sent a government ship with supplies and a corps of doctors.
One of the doctors sent for me, and said, “What have you been using to protect yourself?
Our corps have a preventive and we use that for protection.
But, we concluded that a man could stay on the ground as you have and keep ministering to the sick and burying the dead, you must have a secret. What is it?”
I answered, “Brother that is the LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS.
I believe that just as long as I keep my soul in contact with the living God so that His Spirit is flowing into my soul, (my mind, will and emotions), and on into my body,
THAT NO GERM WILL EVER ATTACH ITSELF TO ME
FOR THE SPIRIT OF GOD WILL KILL IT.”
He asked, “Don’t you think you have better use our preventatives?”
I replied, “No, but doctor I think that you should experiment with me.
If you will go over to one of these dead people and take the foam that comes out of their lungs after death, then put it under the microscope – you will see masses of living germs.
You will find they are alive a reasonable time after a man is dead.
You can fill my hand with them and I will keep it under the microscope, and instead of these germs remaining alive, they will die instantly.”
They tried it and found it was true.
They questioned, “What is that?”
I replied, “That is THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS.”
When a man’s spirit and a man’s BODY are filled with the blessed presence of God, it oozes out of the pores of your flesh and kills the germs.”
Suppose on the other hand, my soul, (my mind, will and emotions), had been under the Law of Death, and I was in fear and darkness?
The very opposite would have been the result.
The result would have been that my body WOULD HAVE ABSORBED THE GERMS, THESE WOULD HAVE GENERATED DISEASE, AND I WOULD HAVE DIED.
You who are sick, put yourself in contact with God’s Law of Life.
*It is well to be noted here that although John G Lake moved in the gifts of healing, signs and wonders because of his apostolic call – HE DIDNT ATTRIBUTE HIS ONGOING PERSONAL HEALTH TO THIS! HE ATTRIBUTED IT TO HIS CONSTANT FAITH – A FAITH AVAILABLE TO US ALL – BY HEARING AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD!! BY THE WAY – HE DIDNT SAY THE DUTCH GUY WHO HELPED HIM HAD ANY KIND OF APOSTOLIC CALL!! YET THAT GUY MUST HAVE MOVED BY THE SAME SIMPLE AND PROFOUND LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE EVERYDAY!!
IT IS ALSO WELL TO BE NOTED THAT LAKE WOULD PUSH THIS SIMPLE RAW FAITH
INTO THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT.
He would lay his hand on people trusting in this science of raw faith. One time his hand actually left a mark on the body as he lifted it up. He asked the doctors to examine it. The doctors testified that the place he had left his hand – the blood would rally around the affected area.
Lake did not wait around for a gift of the spirit. Faith is NOW. There is always something we can do NOW TO BEGIN TO MOVE IN GOD’S POWER.
PURPOSED TO SPEAK THE PROMISES OF GOD – LET IT CHURN UP GREAT SWELLS OF FAITH – THEN LEAVE IT TO THE FATHER FOR THE AVENUE OF HIS MANIFESTATION!! BE ASSURED – THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A MANIFESTATION!!
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.