The Testimony of John G Lake During
the Bubonic Plague
Now watch the action of the law of life. Faith belongs to the law of life.
Faith is the very opposite of fear. Faith has the opposite effect in spirit,
and soul, and body. Faith causes the spirit of man to become confident. It
causes the mind of man to become restful, and positive. A positive mind repels
disease. Consequently, the emanation of the Spirit destroys disease germs.
And because we were in contact
with the Spirit of life, I and a little Dutch fellow with me went out and
buried many of the people who had died from the bubonic plague. We went into
the homes and carried them out, dug the graves and put them in. Sometimes we
would put three or four in one grave.
We never took the disease.
Why? Because of the knowledge that the law of life in Christ Jesus protects us.
That law was working. Because of the fact that a man by that action of his
will, puts himself purposely in contact with God, faith takes possession of his
heart, and the condition of his nature is changed. Instead of being fearful, he
is full of faith. Instead of being absorbent and drawing everything to himself,
his spirit repels sickness and disease. The Spirit of Christ Jesus flows
through the whole being , and emanates through the hands, the heart, and from
every pore of the body.
During that great plague that
I mentioned, they sent a government ship with supplies and corps of doctors.
One of the doctors sent for me, and said, "What have you been using to protect
yourself? Out corps has this preventative and that, which we use as protection,
but we concluded that if a man could stay on the ground as you have and keep
ministering to the sick and burying the dead, you must have a secret. What is
I answered, "Brother that
is the 'law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.' I believe that just as long
as I keep my soul in contact with the living God so that His Spirit is flowing
into my soul and body, that no germ will ever attach itself to me, for the
Spirit of God will kill it." He asked, "Don't you think that you had
better use our preventatives?" I replied, "No, but doctor I think
that you would like to experiment with me. If you will go over to one of these
dead people and take the foam that comes out of their lungs after death, then
put it under the microscope you will see masses of living germs. You will find
they are alive until a reasonable time after a man is dead. You can fill my
hand with them and I will keep it under the microscope, and instead of these
germs remaining alive, they will die instantly." They tried it and found
it was true. They questioned, "What is that?" I replied, "That
is 'the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.' When a man's spirit and a
man's body are filled with the blessed presence of God, it oozes out of the
pores of your flesh and kills the germs."
Suppose on the other hand, my
soul had been under the law of death, and I were in fear and darkness? The very
opposite would have been the result. The result would have been that my body
would have absorbed the germs, these would have generated disease and I would
You who are sick, put yourself
in contact with God's law of life. Read His Word with the view of enlightening
your heart so that you will be able to look up with more confidence and believe
Him. Pray that the Spirit of God will come into your soul, take possession of
your body, and its power will make you well. That is the exercise of the law of
the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.