John Graham Lake

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Acknowledgement: {Here} is a letter from Mary Lou Bade, who was ordained by Gertrude (Lake's daughter) and Wilford Reidt, and who provided a library John G. Lake's sermons.

Here is a periodical, The Upper Room, 1910, Volume 2, Number 3, from a Los Angeles mission, which contains reference to John G. Lake and in defense of his work in South Africa.


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A Trumpet Call on 1905-03-22
The 11th Chapter of Acts tells us the story of the ordination and sending forth of the apostle Paul, his ordination to the apostleship.

Guidance on 1908-01-01
O, soul, on the highway from earth unto glory, Surrounded by mysteries, trials and fears;

The Forerunner of "God's Latter Rain" on 1908-08-01
Beloved in Jesus everywhere! In order that the Christian public may be aware of what God is doing in our midst, we have decided to issue this newsletter to inform our friends everywhere of the marvelous way in which God is working, not alone in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Krugersdorp, and other centers, but in many places throughout the entire land, where the Holy Ghost is being poured out upon the people.

Christian Baptism on 1909-01-01
To understand this great subject of Christian baptism, we must view it through its various stages of progressive revelation. For like the revelation of God to man, baptism has been continuous and progressive in its meaning and character.

Dominion (or "Christ Dominion") on 1909-01-01
Every student of the primitive Church discerns at once a distinction between the soul of the primitive Christian and the soul of the modern Christian.

The Vision on 1909-10-10
Jesus, Thou King! Glorious and eternal!

The Baptism in the Holy Ghost (Sermon) on 1910-01-01
Beloved friends, it is indeed a grief to me today that I am unable to address you in Dutch, knowing that I must consume more time in using an interpreter.

The Secret of Power on 1910-06-18
He is risen, He is risen! Hear the cry,

The Baptism in the Holy Ghost (Booklet) on 1910-09-01
Because Rev. S. J. Du Toit, minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, challenged the brethren of the Apostolic Faith Mission to meet him and publicly defend, in open debate, the teaching believed and disseminated by them

Divine Healing Is Not New on 1910-10-02
It has come to us through a process of progressive revelation running parallel with man's history and perfected in the vicarious death and suffering of our Lord on Calvary.

Diary Entries on 1910-11-24
In October 1907 the Lord in His goodness baptized me with the Holy Ghost after several months of deep heart searching and repentence unto God at the home of a friend.

The Resurrection No. 2 on 1912-10-06
Christianity through Jesus Christ stepped into the arena of world religions as a challenger.

The Sabbath on 1912-10-06
During the Conference I was asked by the brethren to deliver a discourse on the subject of the Sabbath Day for the guidance of the workers.

Divine Healing (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) on 1914-01-30
If there is something wrong with a man's spirit, he goes directly to God, but the next day he has a pain in his back and he goes down the road to the doctor's.

Building on a Firm Foundation (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) on 1914-03-01
“Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you.” We are entitled to it, bless God.

The Holy Ghost Made Manifest on 1914-04-26
That blessed, old, simple story is burning in my spirit. Let's read John 1:6-13.

The Triune God on 1914-09-27
Yesterday I knew what I was going to preach about - at least I thought I did - and I was so sure about it that I gave the secretary the subject I was going to preach on, but tonight I do not know. It is all gone.

The Real Christian on 1914-10-11
When I first commenced to preach the Gospel, at least after I got to the point where I gave up everything else and gave my life exclusively to the Gospel, a number of my friends from the city of Chicago were in the habit of coming out to hear me preach, brokers from the Board of Trade and other business friends who were in my circle.

The Platform of Jesus on 1915-01-24
There has always been a passage in the Declaration of Independence that has rung very deeply in my spirit.

Physicalized Christianity on 1915-11-21
The relation of the physical man and God's final purpose has been absolutely left out.

Holiness Unto the Lord on 1916-03-06
Holiness is the character of God. The very substance of His being and the essence of His nature is purity.

The Calling of the Soul on 1916-03-06
Someone has given us this little saying that has become prevalent among many people: “My own shall come to me.”

Ministry of the Spirit on 1916-11-24
One of the most difficult things to bring into the spirit of people is that the Spirit of God is a tangible substance, that it is the essence of God's own being.

Consciousness of God on 1916-11-26
On the day of Pentecost, the hundred and twenty who composed the little circle of believers that had met in the upper room after the ascension of Jesus were sitting together in prayer and meditation upon God.

Reality on 1917-02-11
When I read the second chapter of Hebrews, there is a thrill that goes down through my soul, and I would to God that the real spritual truths of it could forever be established in the minds of men.

The Marvel of God's Touch on 1917-04-22
Mrs. Annie E. Norton's Testimony Synopsis by Reverend John G. Lake One day she was cutting a ham with a saw. (That is a bad business - not to cut ham with a saw, but to cut it with anything.)

Testimonies: Demonstration Service on 1917-05-13
This ministry purposes not only to teach the things of the Spirit of God, but to teach them in such a way that the common mind, unschooled in the Scriptures and the things of the Spirit, may know, comprehend, and believe.

About the Real St. Patrick (Partial Sermon) on 1918-03-17
Concerning old St. Patrick. I am one Protestant minister who loves old St. Patrick. He was one of the mightiest men of God of his age.

St Patrick and His Power on 1918-03-17
Divine healing, what is it? It is healing by the Spirit of God, exercised through the spirit of man.

Lakes Reply to Dr. Elwood Bulgin on 1920-02-28
Dear Brother in Christ: It was my privilege to be present at your meeting at the St. Paul Methodist Church at Spokane last Monday night and listen to your sermon.

Portland Vision on 1920-05-20
(Lake) could not sleep so he walked in the shadows of the tall trees in Mount Tabor Park.

Evolution of the Christian Consciousness on 1920-07-15
I want to talk to you tonight about my Lord. I want you to get acquainted with Him. Some know Him in one way or another.

Christian Consciousness on 1920-07-16
There is a wonderful single word that expresses what God is trying to develop in us. That word is CONSCIOUSNESS. I love it. It is an amazing word.

Salvation: God's Big Word (also titled Fellowship With God) on 1920-07-16
There is one word in the gospel that is the great inclusive word, comprehending all that God Almighty can accomplish in a human life. That word is salvation.

The Baptism of the Holy Ghost Sermon 3, at the Chicago Pentecostal Convention on 1920-07-16
There are as many degrees in God in the Baptism of the Holy Ghost as there are preachers who preach it.

The Science of Divine Healing on 1920-07-19
Our eyes behold the triumph of Jesus Christ, the glorious and victorious Son of God, who triumphed over death and hell; who arose triumphant, salvation to obtain; that we might behold gladness and joy, and walk triumphant through Jesus Christ, through the blood that washeth whiter than snow.

The Grace of Divine Healing on 1920-07-26
I want to use a familiar text, “The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.” Titus 2:11. There never was a bigger word than the word of “Grace.”

Christ Liveth in Me on 1920-08-20
That is the text, “Christ liveth in me.” That is the revelation of this Age. That is the discovery of the moment. That is the revolutionising power of God in the earth.

Is It Worth the Price? on 1920-10-11
Our fellow citizen, O. G. Blake of Number 10, 9th St. Portland, Oregon, was abandoned to die by his physicians of diabetic gangrene.

The Baptism of the Holy Ghost and Some of the Things It Has Produced in My Life (after 2/23/1921) on 1921-02-23
The Baptism of the Holy Ghost was of such importance in the mind of the Lord Jesus Christ that He commanded His disciples to tarry in Jerusalem “until ye be endued with the power from on high” (Acts 1:8).

The Baptism of the Holy Ghost Sermon 1 on 1921-02-23
The baptism of the Holy Ghost is the greatest event in Christian history - greater than the crucifixion, of greater import than the resurrection, greater than the ascension, greater than the glorification.

The Baptism of the Holy Ghost Sermon 2 on 1921-02-23
The Baptism of the Holy Ghost is a most difficult subject to discuss with any degree of intelligence, for though we may not care to admit it, the fact remains that the density of ignorance among the people and the ministry on this subject is appalling.

The Highway of Holiness on 1922-01-10
Isaiah 35:4-10 “The eyes of the blind shall be opened.” Once I was acquainted with a cartoonist who illustrated this very clearly.

Behold, I Give You Power (also titled "The Wonderful Power of the Christian Life") on 1922-01-12
That man knew that Jesus had the power to heal him, but he did not know it was God's will, and that Jesus had committed Himself to the healing of mankind. If he had known he would have said, “Lord, heal me.”

The Power of God on 1922-01-12
Jesus said in Mark 16, “These signs shall follow them that believe.” That is your trademark.

The Voice of God on 1922-02-01
Mr. Lull gave testimony that he had been delivered from pain due to a spinal trouble he had had since he was eleven or twelve years of age.

Spiritualism on 1923-08-26
The old prophet appeared and proceeded to tell what was going to take place and what was going to happen to Saul and his sons in the battle to come.

Spiritual Dominion on 1924-12-09
The lesson that God seems to have put in my soul tonight is found in 2 Timothy, the 1st chapter.

Spiritual Hunger on 1924-12-11
My text tonight is: “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6

Dedication on 1925-01-04
As a basis of a little talk I want to quote Lincoln's Gettysburg address:

The Believer on 1925-01-11
There is only one thing I could preach on today, and that is: “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth - ” He that BELIEVETH. He that believeth, bless God. The believer is the big fellow.

A Letter to Brother Charles H. Parham on 1927-03-24
Dear Brother Parham: I have been wanting to write to you for a long time, but have been so very unsettled, and when things around me get unsettled I do not write to anybody until they begin to shape again.

The Truth About Divine Healing (Series of articles from the Sacramento Union) on 1927-07-01
Dr. Chapman said, just before his passing, “I believe the gift of healing is a far greater divine attainment than the gift of the evangelist.”

Address of Welcome to Northwest District Conference of Pentecostal Church of God on 1930-07-15
I have been asked to give a little address of welcome tonight. I am delighted with this conference.

Reign as Kings on 1931-01-04
I want to bring you a message that came to me today. I have been for years on the verge of this message, but never did I receive it until this morning.

Adventures in Religion on 1935-06-24
A Series Of Radio Lectures given By John G. Lake between June 24th And August 22nd, 1935

Notable Christians in History (Adventures in Religion #1) on 1935-06-24
This is the first of a series of addresses on the general subject of “Adventures in Religion.”

A New Wave of Heavenly Experience (Adventures in Religion #2) on 1935-06-25
No greater book has ever been given to mankind than the Bible.

The Wondrous Value of Healing (Adventures in Religion #3) on 1935-06-26
For a moment I want to call attention to a challenge that has been distributed widely through the ministry of Henry Fosdick, as I mentioned yesterday.

Artillery from Heaven (Adventures in Religion #4) on 1935-06-27
When the German army started their famous march on Belgium and France with an army of three million men, they came to the borders only to find that they were met with such a tremendous opposition that for ten full days they were compelled to stay back until they could bring up their heavy artillery.

Miracles Are for Today (Adventures in Religion #5) on 1935-06-28
I want to talk to you on the subject of miracles this afternoon.

The Challenger of Darkness (Adventures in Religion #6) on 1935-07-02
Jesus Christ came on the scene as the Challenger.

Jesus' Program of Deliverance (Adventures in Religion #7) on 1935-07-03
I am pleased to greet you today, dear friends, with a real account of one of the marvelous adventures in God.

The Miraculous Realm of the Spirit (Adventures in Religion #8) on 1935-07-05
The climax of all adventures was the adventure of Jesus, in delivering men from sin and sickness and death.

Deeper Purposes of God (Adventures in Religion #9) on 1935-07-09
I want to talk to you concerning some of the purposes of God.

The Tangible Presence of the Holy Spirit (Adventures in Religion #10) on 1935-07-10
Today, I want to talk to you concerning one of the remarkable and outstanding incidents in the Word of God.

The Spirit of Dominion and the Church (Adventures in Religion #11) on 1935-07-11
This morning I was out on the extreme east side of the city.

Following the Trail of Jesus (Adventures in Religion #12) on 1935-08-22
I want to tell you the story of an unusual family.

Writings by John G. Lake with an Unknown Date

Adventures in God
I found God as a boy, so for years - 50 of them almost - I have been walking in the light of God, understanding fellowship with Him and listening to His Voice.

Agape - God's Love Versus Inordinate Affection
A group is searching the Word to see if a certain teacher or preacher is correct.

An Address to the People of the Inland Empire
In the religious life, when one arises with a larger vision of God's purpose for mankind then that usually presented by religious teachers, his declarations are received with question.

Are the Days of Miracles Past?
Among the shrewdest and most damaging lies that was ever told was Satan's lie that the days of miracles are past.

As He Is, So Are We in This World
The mind of the world is fixed on the Redeemer.

Christian Baptism and Kingdom Consecration
Personal Christian experience is the basis of all religious faith. I am thinking just now of old Jacob, who had been looking after his father-in-law's cattle for fourteen years.

Christian Communion
I want to read a series of portions of Scriptures this morning, with this one general thought in view, the presence of Christ.

I wonder if you ever settled in your own mind what is the greatest blessing, or revelation of the Spirit or power of God; I believe the greatest thing is, that Jesus showed the world how to exercise compassion for one another.

Consecration, Testing, Power, and Victory
I wish we could follow the Lord Jesus today in the steps of His life, and the anticipation of His victory. You know we have our eyes so fixed on the fact that Jesus was the Son of God, therefore of course Divine, that we lose sight of the fact that He was also a Man just like other men.

My first great interest in Africa was stimulated when I was a child, through reading of Livingstone's travels and explorations and of Stanley finding Livingstone in the heart of Africa and still more by reading of Stanley's trip across the continent and down the Congo.

Divine Life
Ye are gods. - John 10:34 As he is, so are we. - 1 John 4:17 Definitions: 1. Inone sense the term, divine life, is equivalent to the terms, eternal life, everlasting life, and to live forever.

Dominion of a Christian
Divine healing is not a new thing; it is as old as the Book I have chosen today, the first chapter: of Genesis with an emphasis on the 26th verse.

Have Christians a Right to Pray If It Be Thy Will Concerning Sickness?
I am going to read a familiar portion of the Word of God. It is the Lord's Prayer as recorded in the eleventh chapter of Luke.

Hezekiah's Sickness and Healing
Our lesson today is the story of Hezekiah's sickness and healing. The story is told in three different places in the Scriptures. In Second Kings 20, we read one of the accounts.

How I Came to Devote My Life to the Ministry of Healing
No one can understand the tremendous hold the revelation of Jesus as a present-day Healer took on my life, and what it meant to me, unless they first understand my environment.

How the Lord Sent Me to South Africa
I planned to go to Africa as a boy. I looked forward to it throughout my young manhood.

How to Receive Eternal Life
In the first place, there are htree Greek words that are translated “life” in the New Testament.

Is God Able to Heal? Does God Ever Heal? Does God Always Heal? Does God Use Means in Healing?
The Southern Association of Evangelists, who recently met at Hot Springs, Arkansas, in a convention, wrote as follows:

Lake and Divine Healing Investigated (Tract originally published by John G. Lake)
On June 15 we were waited upon at our Healing Rooms by a committee of the Better Business Bureau of the city of Spokane, whose duty in part it is to investigate the truthfulness of all public announcements appearing in the city papers.

Letter to the Editor, Spokane Daily Chronicle
In the Spokane Daily Chronicle of January 17th, there appeared a condensed report of a sermon by the Reverend F. E. Beattey of the Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church. The article is headlined “Healing by Faith Can't Be Expected.”

Letter to the Editor, The Sun
In appearing before the San Diego public at the Egyptian Tent Theatre Sunday, I do not come as a theorist but bring the richness and ripeness of thirty years of strenuous Christian life, such as few in our day have had opportunity to experience.

Modes of Healing
There are four modes of healing, and more than that. Bur four principle modes taught in the Word of God.

More Adventures in God
During my ministry in South Africa, I came across a bachelor who hated everything that was Christian.

Moses' Rebuke
Moses had had his interview with the Lord at the burning bush, and God had definitely commanded him to go to Pharaoh in Egypt and demand the deliverance of the children of Israel.

My Baptism in the Holy Spirit and How the Lord Sent Me to South Africa
Eight years had passed after God revealed Jesus the Healer to me. I had been practicing the ministry of healing.

My Consecration as a Christian
I, this day, consecrate my entire life to glorify my heavenly Father by my obedience to the principles of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Naaman and the Man of God
This girl is seventeen years old now. She was born paralyzed from the waist down.

Not Try, But Trust
Our Scripture reading begins with the incident of Miriam and Aaron speaking against Moses. A great many people lose the blessing by getting themselves in other people's affairs.

Peace Be to This House . . .and Why
The Seventies of the Church at Portland, 129 Fourth St., (third floor) are going to every home in Portland with this message because our Lord Himself would come to every home:

Somebody has lied. Who is it? The preachers of many of the regular churches, thologians, professors in almost every university and college, and the man who has not investigated have all said that the days of miracles are past.

Remarkable Manifestations of the Spirit in South Africa
While ministering at Johannesburg, South Africa, I received an invitation to preach in the City of Pretoria, Transvaal.

Results of Believing Prayer
A woman, holding the infant of Mrs Lloyd McLaughlin, was asked to stand.

Beloved, the thought that is in my spirit tonight is the truth from the words we have just read (1 Thessalonians 5), the sanctification of spirit and soul and body.

Sanctification of Spirit, Soul and Body
Most of us in our reading of the Scriptures have difficulty - and it is a perfectly natural one - of recognizing body and soul only.

Satan's Limited Power and Limitations
Psalm 8:4-8. Two questions are asked in this Psalm. “What is man, that thou art mindful of him?” and “the son of man, that thou visitest him?”

Sin in the Flesh
I want to bring you tonight a message taken from Romans 8:3 I will read you the first verses:

Specific and Definite Grounds for Healing
The subject of Healing is treated in the Word of God on a scale of graduation from Genesis to Revelation. There is a graduation and development in the promises concerning healing; also in the distinct principles laid down by the Lord by which healing is received.

The Book of Hebrews
(Outline) So Great Salvation: Salvation so great - because: Announced by an incomparable preacher (Hebrews 2:3). Attested by many infallible proofs (Hebrews 2:9).

The Brazen Serpent
The healing of the Israelites in the Wilderness at the time that Moses lifted up the Brazen Serpent, is one of the familiar lessons to most Bible students.

The Christmas Angel (A True Story)
It was Christmas season in the mountains of Basotoland, South Africa. Everything seemed extremely unchristmaslike to an American.

The God-Men
Let us look at the word “salvation.”

The Habitation of God
God has been seeking a habitation a long time. God found a habitation in Jesus Christ, and He became the dwelling place of God. Christ

The Integrity of God's People
“Back to Christ” is a slogan that is being adopted by real Christians everywhere these days. The result of unbelief being taught in our educational institutions was discussed by W.J. Bryan in a recent sermon. The expression behind Bryan

The Law of Life and Law of Death
There are three laws here (Romans 8:1-2). First, there is the law of the flesh. Second, there is the law of death. Third, “the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, (which) hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”

The Ministry of Healing and Miracles
Divine healing is scientific. Atonement through the grace of God is scientific in its application.

The Offense of the Cross
“Offense” the stumbling block of the cross. This word calls for careful consideration.

The Power of Consecration to Principle
The great purpose of Jesus Christ in coming to the world was to establish the Kingdom of God.

The Power of Divine Healing
My soul used to be able to enjoy as much lightness in the Lord Jesus as anybody, but various processes of life reduced my capacity to enjoy jingle, and God brought me down into the solids of life.

The Power of the Spirit
The life of a Christian without the indwelling power of the Spirit in the heart is weariness to the flesh.

The Reception
List! 'Tis the morning hours in Glory.

The Resurrection No. 1
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest event in the human history, without any doubt. I believe that every sane man, every man who is accustomed to think through on the great problems of life, wants to believe that Jesus rose from the dead.

The Second Coming
Somehow the minds of men the world over have ever been concentrated around the cross of Christ. One of the strangest things to me in all Christian life has been the manner in which the souls of men cling to the cross of Calvary.

The Secret of Miracles
I want to read a few words from the second chapter of Hebrews as a basis for my thought. God says of man:

The Spirit of God
I want to read to you one of the best incidents in the Word of God. It is the story of Elijah upon Mount Carmel.

The Strong Mans Way to God
Musicians talk of an ultimate note. It is a note not found on any keyboard.

The Tangibility of the Spirit
It is one of the most difficult things in all the world for people who are not familiar with the ministry of healing to comprehend that the Spirit of God is tangible, actual, a living quantity, just as real as electricity, just as real as any other native force.

The Value of a Covenant With God
I want to bring you some of the facts of Scripture that bear on the value of a covenant with God. I shall use as my subject Exodus 15:26.

The Word of God on Divine Healing
Healing by God, through faith and prayer was practiced by the patriarchs.

These Signs Shall Follow
Jesus said, “These signs shall follow them that believe.”

Triune Salvation
I pray God your spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless (without defilement, corruption) unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Basic Beliefs (Partial Sermon)
The gospel of the kingdom reveals a personal, complete redemption as proclaimed by Jesus Christ.

Communion Service on 1921-10-01
Beloved, this is our communion service. No other service in the world, perhaps, gives us better or equal opportunity to express the wonderful truth of redemption.

One of the outreachings of the natural, universal man is to be in union with God. Christianity brings us into union with God.

Spirit, Soul, and Body
Divine healing is scripturally correct. It is philosophically sound. It is scientifically true.

Testimony: Reverend Osborn on 1917-05-20
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we come to the Christ today with thanksgiving, with joy. We bless Thee, O God, for the real consciousness of life.

The Commandments and The Promises of Jesus
How far the world and the Church are away from the standard of Jesus Christ can best be understood by a study of the commandments of Jesus.

The Offense of the Cross Sermon Notes
Something suddenly trips you. You stumble, you fall. Why the scandal of the cross?

The Pillar of Fire (Partial Sermon)
Among these men was Erasmus of Rotterdam, who wrote a book known as the “Praise of Follies.”

The Second Crowning on 1916-04-16
O God, upon our soul we call the blessing of the Holy Spirit today to quicken every instinct of our being, that by Thy grace we may comprehend the power of Thy Word and the might of Thy Spirit.

Water Baptism on 1914-03-14
The old time Gospel of Jesus Christ comes back to the soul with great freshness and great power.

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