The Spokesman Review, Sunday, March 3, 1918
The Church at Spokane
How I Came to Devote My Life to the Ministry of Healing
By REV. JOHN G. LAKE
No one could understand the tremendous hold that the revelation of Jesus as a present day healer took on my life, and what it meant to me, unless they understood my environment.
I was on of sixteen children. Our parents were strong, vigorous, healthy people. My mother died at the age of seventy-five, and my father still lives and is seventy-seven.
Before my knowledge and experience of the Lord as our healer we buried eight members of the family. A strange train of sickness, resulting in death, had followed the family, and for thirty-two years some member of the family was an invalid. The home was never without the shadow of sickness during all this long period. When I think back over my boyhood and young manhood there comes to my mid remembrances like a nightmare of sickness, doctors, nurses, hospitals, hearses, funerals, graveyards and tombstones, a sorrowing household, broken hearted mother and grief-stricken father, struggling to forget the sorrows of the past in order to assist the living members of the family, who needed their love and care.
The Spokesman Review, Sunday, March 17, 1918
The Church at Spokane Maintains Divine Healing Parlors for the accommodation of the public at 340 Rookery building. Personal interviews and ministry for every need of spirit, soul and body. Lord's day service at Masonic temple, 11 a. m. and 3 p. m. Subject for tomorrow 3 p. m., "St. Patrick and His Power". Telephone Main 1463.
A Lecture on Divine Healing
Divine healing, what is it? It is healing by the spirit of God, exercised through the spirit of man. Jesus, the Master Healer, not only healed Himself, but empowered His 12 disciples to perform the same ministry. Later He empowered "seventy others also." making in all 82 men who practiced the ministry of healing during His earth life.
After the resurrection of Jesus, just before His ascension, a great new commission was given to His disciples. He sent them to preach to all men everywhere, commanding them to "preach the gospel to every creature," and declaring concerning those believers who were to become disciples through their ministry that, "These signs shall follow them that believe: In My name shall they (the believer) cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."
The Spokesman Review, Sunday, February 24, 1918
THE CHURCH AT SPOKANE
JOHN G. LAKE, our pastor founder of Lake's Spokane Divine Healing Institute, where Fifty Thousand Healings by the power of God have taken place in three years. The lame, deaf, halt and blind have found Jesus Christ a present day Savior and Healer. Where Tumors, Cancers, Tuberculosis, Appendicitis, Gall-Stones and all the multitude of diseases that curse mankind have vanished by the touch of Jesus, our Lord.
The WORD OF GOD, that neither World, Church, Preacher, Doctor or Devil can deny.
Teaching on the Subject of Healing for the Body
1. HEALING BY GOD, THROUGH FAITH AND PRAYER, WAS PRACTICED BY THE PATRIARCHS.
"Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bare children." Gen. 20:17
REV. J. J. LAKE "TO CURE LEPER"
Going to Heal Ex-Senator Willets, Quarantined on Montana Ranch, He says.
USE 'LAYING ON OF HANDS'
Expects to Submit to Fumigation by State Health Authorities, He Declares.
"I have been called in to cure former Senator Willets of Montana who is quarantined on his ranch at Alberton in that sate and shall at once give the senator divine healing to cure him of leprosy," said the Rev. John G. Lake, overseer of the Church at Spokane last evening. The Rev. Mr. Lake is at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ray Ferguson, S713 Grant street. He arrived yesterday from his headquarters in Portland.
"Yes, I shall treat the senator with the laying on of hands," the Rev. Mr. Lake Continued. "In South Africa during my seven years residence there I cured a great many lepers by divine healing and laying on of hands. I was authorized by the South African government to administer the treatments. The people I cured were permitted to return to their usual vocations. In South Africa the medical restrictions do not interfere with us of the divine healing school.
The Church at Spokane
JOHN G. LAKE, Overseer.
SUNDAY EVENING, 8 O'CLOCK.
Messianic Temple. See Announcements at Bottom.
In Paul's MATCHLESS defense before Agrippa, the governor, he exclaimed: "Why should it be thought a thing impossible that God should raise the DEAD?"
His knowledge of God and the conscious almightiness of the Holy Spirit's power was so real in him that doubt had disappeared and limiting of God had ceased.
The modern world has not yet acquired that unlimited spirit of faith in God. But here and there throughout the world we see a soul coming to maturity in faith. They have an advanced vision. They declare a possibility. They demonstrate a superiority of faith. They manifest a greater measure of Spiritual power.
The Church at Spokane
JOHN G. LAKE, Overseer
Divine Healing Rooms 340 Rookery Bldg.
Open each week day from 10 to 4. Personal interviews and ministry through prayer and laying on of hands. Public services on Sunday at
The Masonic Temple at 11 a. m., 3 p. m.
Our ministry is private and confidential. Persons desiring to give public testimony must arrange with the ministers in advance.
Rev. Chas B. Le Daux
Minister of the Church at Sandpoint
Written at Sandpoint, Idaho, for the glory of God, Feb. 11, 1918:
In my thirty and fourth year I was sick with pneumonia. I became emaciated and weak; my flesh consumed exceedingly with fever. I was nigh unto death. I had sought physicians, but in vain. Exhausted in resources during the conflict, one evening two physicians declared to my three sobbing brothers and the nurse, "He can not live until morning."
Some time in the night the light went out. Mortifications set in all over my back. Neighbors were sent for to sit up with the corpse; but while death crept over me and seized my body, Christ came and stood by my bed. I shall never forget that presentment. Truly, it was the "King of Kings," "Lord of Lords," the "Son of God."
He pointed to the earth with His left hand; I turned to see where He pointed, and I saw an empty grave, deep and dark. Looking back into the face of my Savior His eyes were as a flame of fire piercing into mine. At this my eyes opened and I saw Him walk out. But His touch had healed me; I was every whit whole.