I just heard, “I AM the Healing Rain, I AM coming, My Beloved. My Spirit is being poured out, the Latter Rain for such a time as this. REIGN IN MY RAIN.”
“So let us know, let us press on to know The LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; and He will come to us like the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth,” Hosea 6:3.
“For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one Man, Jesus Christ!” Romans 5:17.
Dear sisters and brothers, thinking on the coronavirus today, The Holy Spirit reminded me of the ministry of John G Lake, a famous Spirit filled preacher and missionary from the early 1900’s, and how he healed the sick, and did not get the sicknesses himself (bubonic plague no less) and saw many miraculous healings.
I believe God is wanting the church to not back down in fear but to RISE UP in faith and confront the enemy head on for GREATER is He who is in us than he who is in the world!
No more fence sitting, amen? No more fear! No more double mindedness!
Our God is not a man that He would lie. The whole earth is groaning for the sons and daughters of God to come forth!
We were BORN to lay hands on the sick and see them recover. Jesus laid hands on a leper — He didn’t receive leprosy, NO, the leprosy had to leave that person and it did!
The Bible says the we have died to self, and now Jesus Christ lives through us. We are His body and His representatives on earth.
We are His Hands and Feet. Time for us to show the world Who Jesus is!
You are MORE than a conqueror through Him who loves you!! We have to make up our minds to take God at His Word. Amen?
Jesus said in Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give unto you AUTHORITY to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over ALL the power of the enemy: and NOTHING shall by any means hurt you.”
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk “according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death,” Romans 8:1-2.
On 22 April 1911, John G Lake wrote a letter from South Africa to Carrie Judd Montgomery in which he explained the “secret” of his success in healing the sick, where miracles had become almost commonplace. The letter reads as follows :
“Dear Carrie, I am enclosing with this letter some news of what The LORD is doing among us in terms of healing. A while back I wrote what I thought was a helpful letter on the subject of divine healing to a missionary by the name of Hoover, at Valparaiso in Chile.
The letter set out what I regard as the secret of the dynamic ministry of healing which the Pentecostal movement of South Africa practices. Unfortunately I didn’t retain a copy of that letter but I’ll arrange for one to be sent to you.
I feel that what we are doing in terms of healing is more cutting-edge than what the Pentecostal movement in general is doing. I am really convinced that God has laid it deeply on my heart to teach how the Kingdom of Jesus Christ is being advanced at this time.
The secret of our success in healing ministry is due to the fact that we teach our ministry teams to pray prayers of command (which they have the authority from God to do once they have been baptized in the Holy Spirit), while in other healing ministries they still follow largely the old practice of praying prayers of petition and asking God to heal the sick.
This is how we get the results we are getting : we don’t pray in the traditional way for God to come and heal the sick. Instead, believing that He has baptized us in the Holy Spirit, and that we have received the authority of God through that baptism, we command the devil and his works to depart in the Name of Jesus.
(Of course I’m not suggesting that there aren’t also times when God sends a real spirit of intercession for a sick individual on Christians and that their prayers make a difference in the healing outcome).
But I am convinced that there is this widely unrecognized and more successful way of praying for the sick, namely that of exercising the authority of God over the devil and his sicknesses that, when learned by Christians, will put the ministry of healing miles in advance of where it is now.
Think of verses such as Acts 3;6 where Peter said “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you.” What did Peter have? He had the authority that Jesus had given him.
I don’t think the church has ever really caught the force of Jesus’ words “proclaim release to the captives”.
In terms of my own journey into healing, there were a number of significant milestones. My interest in healing first arose when I heard of a young man from Detroit who had been healed in one of your centers in Buffalo.
Then, many years after that, I heard teaching from John Alexander Dowie and really began to understand the subject of healing.
However it was only after I was baptized in the Holy Spirit that I received the anointing and authority which God gives all believers and this compelled me to command sickness and the devil to leave, rather than ask The LORD that He would take them away.
Your brother in Christ,
John G. Lake”
“And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover,” Mark 16:17-18.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry