We are excited about what God is doing in His Church worldwide and believe that no price is too great to pay to be part of this move of His Spirit. Our cry is--More Lord! If you want to walk on water, you must first get out of the boat. This is the time for action. God is calling forth water walkers, who are ready to give all they have to set the captives free.
The Bible teaches that when the Lord returns, we will be like Him. The Holy Ghost residing in us will reveal the same attributes through us that He did in the Lord Jesus. This belief forms the cornerstone for our lives and ministries.
We believe that the Lord would not have commissioned us to do the works that He did without adequately equipping us to do those works. Now it is time, as Lake said for us "to set our sights high and refuse the traditions of men who say that it is impossible to do as Jesus instructed us."
In the last one hundred years we have seen the restoration of holiness and the return and manifestation of healing power as well as the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the operation of the gifts of the Spirit This generation is now coming to understand our righteousness, authority and dominion, as we learn who we are In Christ and understand His abundant provision for us, in our covenant with him. All of this is essential to the church and yet no one by itself represents and sustains Apostolic Ministry. We must cease our focus on the phenomena of God and become absorbed in His person. Apostolic Ministry in a true apostolic church will be defined and realized as individuals become, in reality and experience, the habitation of God.
John G. Lake showed us that the "genuine Christian is a separated person-separated forever to God in all areas of life: body, soul, and spirit. This absolute consecration is the real secret to the successful Christian Life. A Real Christian is truly a 'Christ-man' or 'anointed-one,' revealing the secret of life and communion with God, received into the entire being through the Holy Spirit"
It is one thing to receive anointing or gifts from The Lord; it is altogether different to become the literal dwelling place of The Manifest Presence of God. This Empowering Presence carries us to new levels of understanding scripture. Powerful and revelatory sermons and teachings emerge from this faith and anointing as we allow the Holy Spirit to unfold the mysteries of the Kingdom. We gain the capacity to inspire faith in the hearts of those that hear us and become people without compromise, both in our lifestyles and in the Spirit's revelation of the word.
"The secret of Christianity is not in doing but in being. It is in possessing the Divine Nature of Christ and His Empowering Presence to the extent that we become reflections of His character and our message will be characterized by the demonstration of the Spirit's power."
—John G. Lake