Those who think they'll get right with the Lord at the 11th hour, die at 10:30.
When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, "Jesus can you get that?"
Where God Rules, Man Prospers.
This website is a humble attempt to tell through words and pictures the life, ministry and accomplishments of John Alexander Dowie and his unique place in Christian history. Though long forgotten by many, at the time of his zenith, he was a world renowned leader in the divine healing circles and known to presidents and world leaders.
He was instrumental in the foundation of the Christian Catholic Church, the publication of Leaves of Healing and A Voice From Zion, and the creation of Zion City Illinois.
The menu on the left show various aspects of his life and writings.
Then God will fill your hearts with that love and peace it doth not yet know. All who desire to find in God their Father forgiveness, and blessing, and grace and life; stand up and tell him so.
Thank God in this vast audience I think is almost entirely standing. Pray with me the prayer of Consecration.
My God and Father in Jesus name I come to Thee. Take me as I am. Make me what I ought to be in spirit, in soul, in body. Give me power to do right no matter what it costs. Give me thy Holy Spirit. Lead me to thyself my Father. Take away my sins, and give me a pure heart that I may fervently love Thee and all things pure for Jesus sake. Amen.
After hymn number 271 has been sung, the General Overseer closes the service with the following pray and benediction.
Father Eternal command thy blessing. Everyone here is Thine offspring. They may have wondered far from Thee. The mark of Cain may be upon the brows for these unsaved. Thou wouldst permit no man to fail. And Thou didst came into the very abyss thy sinless Son to bring back those have sinned. When the whole world rejected Thee thousands of years ago. When Noah preached the people would not hear and they fell and to the spirits in prision Thou didst send Jesus to preach.
Let me remind you what had happened that day. A man who had been lame from his mother’s womb, who was about 40 years of age, had suddenly been healed. He was able to jump and leap. And everybody was astonished. After that healing Peter preached a sermon and no less than five thousand men were saved. I always think there must have been ten thousand women.
Women are saved in about half the time it takes to save men and in double the number. They always lead the way in salvation and they ought to it was our Mother Eve that led us out of paradise and her daughters ought to lead us back. Women ought to be better than men. Thank God they are.
The majority of men are a stinking bad lot. I am ashamed to say it. The majority of men in Chicago can be smelled several yards off. They stink of nicotine and alcohol and all kinds of medical muck. Ugh, you dirty dogs who chew your tobacco and puff your smoke. The sun dries it up the ?? and transferring your gross ?? exportate on the streets and in our offices and in your homes. The wind carries it back to our nostrils and into our lungs. And good women and some clean men have to breath your disease breeding filth. dirty. Ugh! You dirty dog! You call yourself Christians? Ugh! How can a man be a Christian whose house is an open seplecutre and whose stomach is a dirty pigpen. Ugh! You dirty dog. You sow nicotine and reap amarosis, paralysis, cancer and dieases of the stomach and bowel.And friends listen, you are worst than dogs. I apologize to the dogs for they are far cleaner and better behaved than many men who are slaves to nicotine in the form of tobacco.
After listening to this reading the comprehensive and ?? which the General Overseer has just delivered to you through the gramaphone, I am at a lost to know how to speak to you. But as he has asked me to give my testimony I must say a few a words.
It is always a pleasure to speak of what God has wrought. And if we did not tell of His wonderful works and give praise to Him, the very stones would cry out against us. Surely, Goodness and Mercy have followed us all the days of our lives. And we shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
For many years we have believed and taught that Jesus the Christ came to take our infirmities and bear our sicknesses It has been our joy to see many thousands of His children who have believed and received this truth. And we have heard them witness to a perfect salvation for spirit, soul and body.
We can testify to day that we know that these witnesses speak the truth when they say that they have been healed through faith in Jesus.
From a little child I have believed in God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ as our Heavenly Father and in Christ as our Redeemer and in the Holy Spirit as our Sanctifier.
Since so young that I wondered what these long words meant I was so taught. And as soon as I knew that God intended us to be redeemed from all the power of the Evil one, I trusted in His love. Who gave up His only Son for this sinful world. But not til I was about 24 years of age did I know that Christ had born our sicknesses and that He had provided a full salvation for our body as well as for our soul and spirit.
The Coming of Zion City.
Listen to Dr. Dowie talk about future Zion Cities.
Zion City is free from the presence of fallen women and houses of shame which are the very gates of Hell leading down to death. Zion City is free from secret lodges and many other evil things that cost the cities of all lands .God is raising up Zion City as a dwelling place for his people where we may educate a Royal Generation from the infant to the university. Tens and tens of thousands will, God willing, be sent off from Zion City as Seventies, Deacons, Deaconesses, Evangelists, Elders and Overseers of the Christian Catholic Church in Zion into all the world. We pray that this Zion City will be the first of many in every continent. We pray that the ancient hill of Zion at Jerusalem will soon be in the hands of God’s people and prepare rapidly as the metropolis of the whole world. The city of the great King made ready for His coming.
These things are not only possible and probably but they are as sure and certain as the word of prophecy which foretells them in the latter days. Again with God’s given authority I say to you my brothers and sisters, Beware lest the enemy weaken your faith in the coming of Zion City. Prepare for that coming. Let your lamps be trimmed and burning and see that you have oil in your vessels with your lamps. Sleep not nor slumber but fear the voice from Zion which is crying, Arise shine for thy light is come and the glory of Jehovah has risen upon thee. You may feel that you are but few in number but I beseech you to read together the glorious 60th chapter of the book of the prophet Isaiah from which my last words were taken. Consider these closing words.
Listen to Dr. Dowie's Benediction
Beloved, abstain from all appearance of evil. And may the very God of Peace Himself sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved entire, without blame, unto the coming of our Lord Jesus, the Christ. Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it. The grace of our Lord Jesus, the Christ, the love of God, our Father, the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, our Comforter and Guide, one Eternal God, abide in you, Bless you and keep you, and all the Israel of God everywhere, forever. Amen.
The Prodical Son.
Listen to Dr. Dowie's sermon.
We see him coming along the weary way. No longer with servants attending. No longer in rich robes but ragged, poor in worn out sandels he comes along the highway with the stench of the swineherd and the stain of the fleshpots upon him. Who leads him along sick, sore and weary he says, Oh if I could but be one of my father’s hired servants. Is it he, can that be, Oh God can that be he who left only a few months ago, so strong, so happy, so bright with the world all before him. Can that be he? It is. It is he.
Will the father reject, will the father not say, I gave you your portion and you have spend it all in riotous living. Stay away. No. No. The father saw him a far off and He ran and fell on his neck and he kissed him not seeing his filthiness and his rags. The father interrupted the prayer of the prodical, after that son had confessed his sins and asked if he might become a slave in the father’s house.
There are no slaves in our Father’s house and so the Father would not listen to that cry, Make me as one of thy hired servants. We are all sons and daughter’s of Jehovah God the Almighty. There are no slaves in God’s great house. Thank God for that.
Why then should we be slaves to Satan and to sin and to disease and to death and to hell. The Father took him and kissed him. He told the servants to bring the best robe and the signet ring that made him controller of his father’s estate.
He told them to get out the musical instruments and the dancers and to make merry and be glad.
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Dr. Dowie's Sermon on the 66 Nations Represented in Zion
The Christian Catholic Church in Zion observing the commands of God in this wonderful prophecy for the latter days is gathering all nations together under the banner of Zion. In this assembly of God’s people it is probable that more than 50 nations are represented. On a recent occasion in the city of Zion I found there were 66 nations represented. The banner of Zion now floats over many gatherings throughout the continent of America, Asia, Africa, Australiasia, Europe and many of the islands of the sea. It is a joyful privilege which permits my voice to be hear in this assembly. And also invisible in body to be present with you in spirit and to offer my testimony among the many thousands of God’s witnesses in Zion today.
Month after month and year after year for ten years in this city of Chicago we have brought forth our witnesses and justified our teaching and our ???? as believers in the everlasting gospel of salvation, healing and holiness through faith in Jesus and in that new covenant which God our Father has made by the Spirit through His Son which brings redemption to his people in spirit, soul and body, here and now the laws of power of the enemies.