t’s a rare Christian who would not want the kind of spiritual power that John G. Lake had, even if it was only for a few months or a few years.
Power of any kind is exhilarating and exciting, but spiritual power that manifests itself in the healing of sick bodies and minds and the salvation of lost souls is a joyous gift of God that contains within it the joy of heaven itself, which reaches far beyond any earthbound job and excitement.
“There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents” (Luke 15:10). If the angels of God rejoice when a sinner is saved, surely the Lord who had compassion on the lost and the sick when He was on earth rejoices equally when disease-ridden or pain-filled bodies are set free by the power of the Holy Spirit. But how do we get this spiritual power? How did John G Lake get it?
Lake had no need for million-dollar miracle services filled with pageantry and pomp, no need to stir up the audience with loud music and repetitious choruses, no need for a background organ to dramatize his voice when he talked. He needed only his hands and his voice and the power of the Holy Spirit flowing through him an out of him.