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"It is because there was no failure, it is because Jesus went to the ultimate, to the very throne and heart of God, and secured right out of the heavenly treasure the eternal soul the Almighty Spirit, and poured it forth on the world in divine baptism, that we are here tonight."

—John G. Lake


"There is no subject in all the word of God that seems to me should be approached with so much holy reverence as the subject of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. Belove, my heart bleeds every day of my life when I hear the flippancy with which Christians discuss the Baptism.


When Moses entered into the presence of God at the burning bush, God said, ‘Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.’ How much more so when the individual comes into the presence of God, looking for the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, and remembers that in order to obtain this gift, Jesus Christ lived in the world, bled on the cross, entered into the darkness of death and hell and the grave, grappled with, and strangled that accursed power, came forth again and finally ascended to heaven in order to secure it for you and me. If there is anything under heaven that ought to command our reverence, our holy reverence, our reverence beyond anything else in the world, it surely is the subject of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost."—John G. Lake



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