In 1919 a plague that was so contagious wiped out a quarter of the population in Africa. John G Lake, a Canadian-American leader in the Pentecostal movement that began in the early 20th century, and was known as a faith healer, and his assistants were among the few to help with the dead. One doctor asked Lake what he was doing to protect himself since he never seemed to be afflicted with the illness.
John G Lake responded, “Brother it 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 went on to say after showing the doctor what will happen when he puts germs on his hands, “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.”
Lake then invited the doctor to experiment with him. He asked the doctor to take the foam from the lungs of a dead plague victim and put it under a microscope.
The doctor did so, and found masses of living germs. Then Lake astounded the people in the room as he told the doctor to spread the deadly foam on his hands and announced that germs would die.
The doctor did so and found that the germs died instantly in Lake’s hand. Those who witnessed the experiment stood in amazement as Lake continued to give glory to God, and this same power constantly flowed through Lake’s hands into the bodies of the afflicted bringing healing to the masses. The “lightnings of God” blasted all disease and infirmity.