Without human refinement and education he was able to tap into the infinite resources of God to bring divine grace to multitudes. Thousands came to Christian faith in his meetings, hundreds were healed of serious illnesses and diseases as supernatural signs followed his ministry. This is his amazing story. We have included 4 of the 16 chapters. Chapter I. First the Blade Theyear is known as that of the great Irish revival.
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He impacted the world with his faith toward God. Smith Wigglesworth had a plumbing business in Bradford, England. Every Tuesday he would take people to Leeds to a group that practiced divine healing because they could not persuade Smith that the people could be healed in Bradford. One day the leaders decided to go to the Keswick Convention and leave Smith in charge of the meetings at Bradford.
Reluctantly Smith agreed. He hoped to persuade another to preach, but each person he asked insisted that he must do it himself. In that meeting, as Smith Wigglesworth preached, he could not remember what he said, but fifteen came out for healing.
The first man was healed instantly after prayer. No one was more surprised than Smith Wigglesworth. This healing encouraged the others to believe God, and they were all healed.
Smith said it was not his faith healing the man, but God helping the man in his hour of need. As a result, healing meetings were started in Bradford. The work grew, and they moved to other premises in Bowland Street. The text at the front read, "I am the Lord that healeth thee" and was an inspiration to many. A brother with a healing ministry came and was invited home for tea. Polly asked, "What would you think of a man who preaches divine healing, yet uses medical means every day?
After the meal, Smith Wigglesworth said he had suffered from hemorrhoids since childhood and used salts every day. They agreed to trust God for healing and, from that time forward, his system functioned naturally without any means whatsoever.
He and Polly prayed all night but, as he was worse, he thought it was his "home call. The only hope would be an immediate operation, but his body was probably too weak. The doctor left, promising to return later.
An elderly lady and a young man came and prayed. The young man laid his hands on Smith Wigglesworth and cried, "Come out, devil, in the name of Jesus. While he was out the doctor returned and pronounced, "They will bring him back a corpse!
He was instrumental in bringing thousands of people to salvation, baptism in the Spirit and healing in God. He believed great trials lead to a deeper experience with God. As a result, he had little education. He was born again at eight and immediately sought to win others to Jesus Christ. His mother was his first convert.
Wigglesworth was called by God to, "Come out. He ministered in Elim and Assemblies of God but remained independent of any denomination. His wife, Polly, was a great help, teaching him to read and write.
Smith Wigglesworth slipped back when his business prospered, and God used her to restore him. He had a violent temper, but God gave him victory. In , when he was 48, he was baptized in the Holy Spirit and spoke in other tongues. His wife was a good preacher, and she had tried, without much success to help Smith Wigglesworth.
She and many others were surprised at his fluency after the baptism in the Spirit. He waited for the Spirit to direct him to a particular passage for his ministry. He often gave a short message in tongues that he immediately interpreted. Frequently he would quote a chorus.
Another, which was his testimony, was, "I know the Lord laid His hand on me. A flowing, quickening, moving flame of God. He believed his sermons should make his hearers either glad or mad! He would say, "If you do not progress every day, you are backsliding.
When he was preaching in Norway, the town hall was full, and thousands were outside. He had prayed for something different to happen.
God said to him, "If you ask Me, I will give you every soul. He did ask, and the Spirit swept over the place. He had never seen anything like it. Many cried for mercy and he was convinced that God gave him every soul. The untimely death of his wife in was a real blow. He commanded death to give her up. She said, "Smith - the Lord wants me. Alice was deaf and was never healed.
His youngest son, George, went to be with the Lord in An immediate operation was necessary to avoid a painful illness and eventual death. No knife shall ever cut it as long as I live" was his response. He endured six years of pain before he was delivered. Later he suffered from sciatica which made walking painful and often, he was sicker than the people he prayed for!
At seventy-eight, he ruptured badly and in suffered a slight stroke. He was quickened in and was able to chair the Easter convention at Preston. He prophesied what we now know as the Charismatic Revival.
This man of thirty-one would play a significant part in it if he remained humble and faithful. At that time, there was considerable antagonism between the established denominations and Pentecostals although there were some refreshing exceptions. That man was David du Plessis.
Smith Wigglesworth told him, "The day I pass away; then you can begin to think about it. From that point on, his ministry and influence developed. Smith Wigglesworth died on 12 March Second, consume the Word of God until it consumes you.
Third, believe the Word of God. Fourth, act on the Word. This would bring a revival of emphasis on the Word of God. He added when these two moves of the Holy Spirit combine we shall see the greatest move the Church of Jesus Christ has ever seen. Your partner,.
Smith Wigglesworth – An Apostle of Faith
This seems to be the universal reaction of all who knew him or heard him speak. Smith Wigglesworth was a simple yet remarkable man who was used in an extraordinary way by our extraordinary God. He had a contagious and inspiring faith. Under his ministry, thousands of people came to salvation, committed themselves to a deeper faith in Christ, received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, and were miraculously healed. The power that brought these kinds of results was the presence of the Holy Spirit, who filled Smith Wigglesworth and used him in bringing the good news of the Gospel to people all over the world.
Smith Wigglesworth: The Apostle of Faith
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