Saturday, January 31, 2015

John G. Lake’s Secrets of Spiritual Power

John G. Lake’s Secrets of Spiritual Power

1) Spiritual Hunger: (Intense desire)
A desire for the fulfillment of spiritual results – not a desire for more of God. Matthew 5:6 – Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. I exercise a position of the dominion and authority of Jesus, and seek to establish that through the power of the Holy Ghost in my life and the life of others. We do not ask God to come and heal, but we demand in the name of Jesus for the devil and his works to depart.

How to develop spiritual hunger / appetite:
The same way you develop physical hunger. Increase energy output which will require greater energy input.
You must force yourself to do the things you normally do not do. Eat when you don’t want to. Eat more often than you are used to. This will stretch your stomach, forcing you to eat more next time just to feel full.
Example: Pray more often, study the Bible more often. Witness more often. Begin to practice what you learn in church.

2) Feeding on the Word of God:
a) Read – take a portion of Scripture and get the overall story.
b) Study – take a verse apart word by word – get definitions.
c) Meditate – think about and say over and over to yourself what you have discovered in this verse. (receive it, believe it, and act on it)

3) Communion with God:
a) Talking Prayer
b) Listening Prayer
c) Practice the presence of the Spirit of God. (A classic: Practice of the Presence of God: The Best Rule of Holy Life by Brother Lawrence)

4) Fellowship with Like-minded Christians:
a) Get around people that believe like you do.
b) If there are none in your area, win some. Then disciple them into this truth.
c) If the people in your Church are dead and resistant to this truth, leave that place and find a place that accepts it. If there is no place like that near you, start one. You are a missionary.

5) Public Confession of Who You Are In Christ and Who He Is In You.
a) Jesus is Lord: of me, family, city, nation, finances, health, etc.
b) The Great Commission: Matt. 28 & Mark 16
c) The Golden Rule: Matthew 7:12
d) The Abiding Anointing: 1 John 2:27
e) Power over the enemy: Luke 10:19
f) The Works of Jesus and Greater: John 14:12
g) I am God’s son, man’s servant and the devils master.

6) Praying In Tongues:
a) Loud: it brings up the fight in you.
b) Long: time yourself and get longer each time, build spiritual stamina.
c) Intensity – fight as if your life depends upon it. (It does, and if not your life, someone else’s.)

7) Action:
James 1:22 – But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. KJV

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!