Following is a true and fascinating story about John G. Lake, who is considered by many to be the father of Divine Healing in the XX Century.
During the early part of the 20th century there was a great outbreak of the plague in South Africa that killed thousands of people. During the outbreak, John G Lake was planting churches and healing the sick that were there. The US government sent a ship with supplies and doctors to provide aid. One of the doctors asked Lake, “What have you been using to protect yourself? Our 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 it?”
Lake 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.”
“Don’t you think that you had better use our preventatives?”
“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 asked, “How is that possible?”
“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 have died.”