When a Christian tries to live by reason he is moving out of God’s country into the enemy’s land. We belong in the miraculous and the supernatural realm.

— John G. Lake

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In those early centuries of Christianity, Christianity did not go into the world apologizing. It went to slay the powers of darkness and undo the works of the devil, and it lived in holy triumph.


Beloved, if any unholiness exists in the nature, it is not there by the consent of the Spirit of God. If unholiness is in your life it is because your soul is giving consent to it, and you are retaining it. Let it go. Cast it out and let God have His way in your life.


Men tell us in these days that sin is what you think it is.

Well, it is not. Sin is what God thinks it is. You may think according to your own conscience. God thinks according to His.


We are awakening to that marvelous truth, that Christ is not in the heavens only, nor the atmosphere only, but Christ is in you.


Fear of the devil is nonsense. Fear of demons is foolish. The Spirit of God anointing the Christian heart makes the soul impregnable to the powers of darkness.


There is a mighty lot of difference between saying prayers and praying.


It became easy for me to detach myself from the course of life, so that while my hands and mind were engaged in the common affairs of every day, my spirit maintained its attitude of communion with God.


For the sake of a dying, suffering world count the cost, pay the price and set the captives free


Do you know what prayer is? It is not begging God for this and that.

The first thing we have to do is to get you beggars to quit begging until a little faith moves in your souls.


Healing is not always obtained by saying a prayer. It is obtained by obeying God


Men have said that the cross of Christ was not a heroic thing, but I want to tell you that the cross of Jesus Christ has put more heroism in the souls of men than any other event in human history.


Salvation is not just something God gives you that is going to bless you after you die, it is having the presence of the lord now.


About John G. Lake

Quotes 44 sayings
Birthday March 18, 1870

I feel that very frequently prayer is made a refuge to dodge the action of faith.


The reason that people do not have a rich, beautiful faith is that their spirit is denied the privilege of communion and fellowship with the Father.


It is a sad thing when you hear Christians with a groan in them.

When I meet the groaner, I say in my heart, "God, move that man on into the place where he comprehends what Christianity is."


If the Church ever succeeds in doing that big thing, that great thing, that unspeakable thing that God purposes that we should do, it can only be when we enter into that Divine compassion of the Son of God.


Sanctification is possessing the mind of Christ.


Miracles are creative. Healing is the restoration of what has been.


If you are having the right kind of spiritual fellowship, you will have power with God, and there is no escaping it!


The invitation is not, "Give Me thine head." The invitation is, "My Son, give Me thine heart."


The Spirit of God is as destructive of evil as it is creative of good.


Take the words of Jesus and let them become the Supreme Court of the Gospel to you.


It is almost a sadness to my soul that men should be astonished and surprised at an ordinary, tangible evidence of the power of God.


Science is the discovery of how God does things.


The ministry of Christianity is the ministry of the Spirit.

It is the Spirit of God that inhabits the words, that speaks to the spirit of another and reveals Christ in and through him.


Christ is at once the spotless descent of God into men and the sinless ascent of man into God, and the Holy Spirit is the Agent by whom this is accomplished.


God, move that man on into the place where he comprehends what Christianity is.


The wonder is that Jesus purposed to make your heart and mine just as sweet and lovely and pure and holy as His own.


Think of Jonathan Edwards who thundered the terrors of God and what Hell was like until men grasped their seats and hung on to them, fearing they were falling into Hell itself. Men were moved by fear to escape damnation. That was believed to be Christianity. Why any coward wanted to keep out of Hell. He might not have had one idea in his soul of what was the real true earmark of Christianity.


The power of God, the Holy Ghost, is the Spirit of Dominion. It makes one a god.


When I saw for the first time by the Word of God that sickness was not the Will of God, everything in my nature rose up to defeat the will of the devil.


Beloved, it is not our long prayers but our believing God that gets the answer.


The great majority of the Christian world is still weeping at the foot of the cross. The consciousness of man is fixed on the Christ Who died, not the Christ Who LIVES. They are looking back to the Redeemer Who was, not the redeemer who IS.


Lord, take every cursed thing out of my soul that keeps me from believing the Lord Jesus Christ


There is a baptism that belongs to Jesus.

It is in His supreme control. No angel or man can bestow it. It comes from Him alone. He it is which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. So the individual who wants the Holy Spirit must come into definite, conscious contact with Jesus Christ Himself.


There were days when the Church could club men into obedience by preaching Hell to them, but that day has long passed. The world has outgrown it.


A mans life will be of the character of his thought.

His outward life will be as the inner impulse is.


We cannot exercise our faith beyond what we believe to be possible.


Jesus did not heal the sick in order to coax them to be Christians.

He healed because it was His nature to heal.


We live that our souls may grow. The development of the soul is the purpose of existence. God Almighty is trying to obtain some decent association for Himself.


A holy mind cannot repeat a vile thing, let alone be the creator of a vile suggestion.


The secret of Christianity is in being. It is in being a possessor of the nature of Jesus Christ.


There is only one reality. That reality is God. The soul of man must contact God, and unless the spirit of man is truly joined to God, there is no such thing as real Christian manifestation.

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