John G. Lake: His Life, His Sermons, His Boldness of Faith

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Kenneth Copeland Publications, 1994 - Religion - 548 pages
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For centuries, Christians have marveled at the reality of God's healing power and divine miracles wrought through the hands of men and women who have dedicated their lives to Him. From the early Church to the twentieth century, people have flocked to these ministers in a desperate search for healing and understanding of the power of God. One such minister, known for his great boldness, was John G. Lake. He brought an air of intrigue, faith, and encouragement to hundreds of thousands of believers in the United States and abroad. Born in 1870 in Ontario, Canada, John G. Lake fought hard to survive a sorrowful childhood and make a material success of his life. Then, at the age of 37, he gave up all he had - some report he gave up millions - to seek God's divine purpose in his life. Within a year, Lake and his family ventured to Africa, bringing a storm of God's supernatural healing power. After five years, he left the African ministry he began, leaving a heritage of more than 1,000 preachers, 100,000 converts and countless miracles. He then returned to the state of Washington with a stronger faith in Christ and mightier anointing of God's healing power. Shortly thereafter, Lake's Divine Healing Institute made Spokane, Washington - as documented by the United States Government - "¦¦the healthiest city in the world¦¦" This book, which tells Lake's life story through an authorized biography and his sermons, show you - perhaps more than any other - how bold faith like John G. Lake's can come alive in any believer who will receive. Included in this unabridged and unaltered volume: 44 classic and timeless sermons of John G. Lake - 27 never before published - John G. Lake's stirring, fully authorized biography - Powerful poems given to John G. Lake by the Holy Spirit - Original radio sermons by John G. Lake - Many historical photos - Foreword by Gloria Copeland

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this book will inspire those looking for a straightforward view of the Gospel of Jesus and how He lives in us if we will believe in Him and His word, blessing us so we can be a blessing to others. Lake explains how genuine Christian life is fully supernatural, and healing is available to all who believe - with no requirement to be "good enough" because it's available from God's goodness only. I pray that you and I can set aside our doubt, cynicism, distractions, entertainments, selfish pursuits and rebelliousness to seek God's ways. some of God's ways in Lake's life & ministry, & others he knew are described in this book, but God has more ways than these for us all. Don't be put off by someone's comments - someone is confused and projects their own ideas about an injured woman Lake prayed for who described meeting another woman in a heavenly vision, apparantly Lake's late wife, who brought her to Jesus, and He told her "I am the Lord who healeth thee" and she was healed. Lake didn't seek his wife after her death. Lake does relate attending a seance & how he found it to be a fraud, and that we are not to rely on or seek after living or dead people, demons or angels, but only God & His Spirit. Enjoy this book, an inkling of the joy to greet us when we are together in heaven. 

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In chapter 15 of that book, it becomes readily apparent that Lake accepted "channeling" and spiritism, even attending seances, and allowing a woman to "channel" the spirit of Lake's deceased wife......I had the book, and after reading chapter 15 twice----to make sure that I wasn't misunderstanding what was written----I ripped the chapter out of the book (published by Kenneth Copeland Ministries, btw) and filed it as proof of the spirit behind the "Charismatic" movement. 

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