The following essay/advertisment was written by the late healing evangelist, Rev. John G. Lake, and can be found in the book Fire of God: John G. Lake in Spokane (Pillars of the Faith). It nicely summarises his perspectives on divine healing through many years of ministry.
God’s way of healing is a person, not a thing.
Jesus said. “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” And He has ever been revealed to His people in all the ages by the Covenant Name, Jehovah Rophi, or, “I am the Lord that healeth thee,” (John 14:6 and Exodus 15:26)
The Lord Jesus Christ is still the healer.
He can not change, for “He is the same yesterday, today, and forever,” and He is still with us, for He said, “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (Hebrews 13:8 and Matthew 28:20) Because He is unchangeable, and because He is present, in Spirit, just as when in the flesh. He is the healer of His people.
Divine Healing rests on Christ’s Atonement.
It was prophesied of Him, “Surely He hath borne our grief, (Hebrew, sicknesses) and carried our sorrows, and with His stripes we are healed,” and it is expressly declared that this was fulfilled in His ministry of Healing, which still continues. (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17)
Diseases can never be God’s will.
It is the Devil’s work consequent on sin, and it is impossible for the work of the Devil ever to be the will of God. Christ came to destroy the works of the Devil and when He was on earth He, “healed every sickness and every disease,” and all these diseases are expressly declared to have been the “oppression of the Devil.” (1 John 3:8, Matthew 4:23 and Acts 10:38.)
The gifts of Healing are permanent.
It is expressly declared that the “gifts and callings of God are without repentance,”‘ and the Gifts of Healing are amongst the nine Gifts of the Spirit to the Church. (Romans 11:29 and 1 Corinthians 12:8-11)
There are four modes of Divine Healing.
The first is the direct prayer of faith: the second, intercessory prayer of two or more: the third, the anointing of the elders with the prayer of faith; and fourth, the laying on of hands by those who believe, and whom God has prepared and called to that ministry. (Matthew 8:5-13, Matthew 18:19, James 5:14-15, Mark 16:18.)
Multitudes have been healed through faith in Jesus.
The writer knows of thousands of cases and has personally laid hands on scores of thousands of persons. Full information can be obtained at the meetings and Healing Rooms, 340 Rookery Bldg. Spokane, Washington. Also at the Masonic Temple meetings each Lord’s day at 11 A.M. and 3 P.M. and in many pamphlets which give the experience, in their own words, of many who have been healed in this and other countries.
“Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” You are heartily invited to attend and hear for yourself.