John G. Lake Quotes


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

In Christ we become God's sons man's servants and the devil's masters.

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.

Sanctification is possessing the mind of Christ.

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.

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

Jesus did not heal the sick in order to coax them to be Christians. He healed because it was His nature to heal.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Science is the discovery of how God does things.

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

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

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

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

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.

A mans life will be of the character of his thought. His outward life will be as the inner impulse 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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