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Smith Wigglesworth, often referred to as 'the Apostle of Faith,' was one of the Thousands came to Christian faith in his meetings, hundreds were healed of. Smith Wigglesworth – Apostle of Faith; I can never recollect a time when I did not long for God. Smith WigglesworthIf your heart hungers for a closer relationship. This inspiring life story tells of Smith Wigglesworth's early years and his struggle with his faith in God. Details his recommitment to God, his ministry with his wife.
I consecrate myself to God to do His will where I am, be it in school, office, or kitchen, or wherever He may, in His wisdom, send me. 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. God will not fail you, beloved. It is impossible for God to fail. Believe God; rest in Him.
Abraham did it. And in the last book of the Bible, we may read about the angel doing it. It meant all the difference between winning or losing a battle when Moses lifted up his hands to God against the Amalekites. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands; and they bowed Their heads, and worshipped the Lord with their faces to the ground. So you see we can go even a bit further and still be scriptural! At the close of his services, he would frequently round up the audience with an appeal on this wise: Now, who wants to get nearer to God?
Who would like a special blessing? Let everybody who is hungry for God stand on his feet Everybody who is in real earnest, move forward. If you move forward only a foot, it will shew that you mean business. If you will come right up to the front, we will pray with you and God will meet you.! The people would flock to the front. He would exhort them: Who will lift up his hands in faith and ask God for something? Now thank God for it.! Now again, ask God for something.! Now thank God.!
The exercise of faith brought the answer to hundreds, and many were baptized in the Spirit as they lifted up their hands and voices to God. At these after-meetings he adopted a definiteness and a conciseness that got folk further and got more for them in a minute than some ministers would have obtained in a millennium.
He taught them that a definite faith brought a definite experience and a definite utterance. He instructed his hearers how to leap over obstacles and intermediate things, and get quickly and effectually to their goal and obtain their object.
His instructions to the seekers were usually very terse: Ask for what you want; believe, receive from God, and thank God for it.! If you ask God seven times for the same thing, six times are in unbelief,! You can feel just how you feel any time you like to feel. Feelings are liars. Isaac felt Jacob, but he was cheated just the same. Faith is better than feelings, and if you have faith you will have all the feelings you can feel.
When the woman with an issue of blood touched in faith the hem of His garment, she soon had plenty of feelings. She felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. Although his life was a combination of incessant prayer and praise, and every word and work was an act of worship, he was not given to protracted periods of fasting and prayer.
He practiced himself and encouraged his hearers to live a life of consistent confidence in God so that they were ready for any occasion and never taken unawares by any emergency. To him, Christ s words, Only believe,! Other methods of approach to God and getting things from God were of secondary importance to him. Yet he realized and sincerely appreciated the fact that his ministry was sustained largely by a host of people who would give themselves to the ministry of prayer, and in all his letters to such folk he pleaded for a continuance of their prayerful support.
A preacher must not tell his audience what he thinks but what he knows, and let them do the thinking,! He certainly set a lot of folk thinking whenever he arose to speak. He was not always as clear in his use of Bible terms as some folk wished he would be. Consequently, there were occasions when he was accused of teaching doctrines which were open to question. His use of the word mortality! Actually, the champions of that teaching had no stronger opponent, as some of them could testify.
Quoting Romans , he maintained that it was gloriously possible to know the surging resurrection life of Christ in the mortal body now, but none knew better than he that the outward man perisheth.! His entrance into any meeting introduced a new element. The spiritual temperature would rise, and the expectancy of something different would fill the building. Anyone can be ordinary,! The people looked to him for something new, something out of the usual run of things, and they were not disappointed.
He would say, Fear looks; faith jumps.! Faith never fails to obtain its object. If I leave you as I found you, I am not God s channel. I am not here to entertain you but to get you to the place where you can laugh at the impossible, to believe and to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.! Men of faith always have a good report!
I am satisfied with the dissatisfaction that never rests until it is satisfied and satisfied again.! We have to get rid of our small measure because God s measure is so much greater than ours " a measure than cannot be measured. Here are a few of his challenging assertions. Favorite Wigglesworth Quotes Far too many of us dwell on the lowlands of salvation. Can t you hear voices calling you to the uplands of divine grace? Mountain climbing is thrilling!
Let s be off! Hebron s heights rise before us. Shall we explore our unclaimed inheritance in the heavenlies? Be filled with the Spirit,! Then when you are misused and squeezed to the wall, all that will ooze out of you will be the Jesus nature.
The Knights of Pentecost" all they seek is a place of service, and they care little about its being a place of honor; they aspire after travail rather than applause; if they can but be popular with the Supreme Potentate of their society, they ask nothing more.
We should be far more concerned about a rich and noble character than we are about a big reputation. Popularity can be bought almost any day for a song and sold for a sparrow, but a noble character is the product of years of divine training and discipline. It is not poverty from which Christians suffer, but it is the disease called stinginess and selfishness; and hence, while they have enough and to spare for themselves, their children, and their pleasures, they lack the heart to give in order to promote God s glory and the good of their fellow-men.
Far too many people spend their entire lifetime making a living. Making a living is the small, time-serving, dwarfed and paralyzed man s object. Making a life is the kingly, righteous and holy man s object. The one lives in the narrow, prison-limited circle of self, and the other in a world which is bounded only when infinity and eternity have limits. Little souls delight in fault-finding; big ones in appreciating. Mean folk are always minus folk; it is the great hearts who are the plus ones.
They add to life and make it richer; they call out all that is best within us by the sunshine of their appreciation. Give attention to life s inflow; outward service will dwindle if inward energies are not renewed.
Much of our spectacular organization in Pentecost is just a splendid emptiness, while some quiet and unobtrusive fellowship is just laden with the excellent glory of the Lord. We have only touched the outer circle of the great maelstrom of life in the Spirit; there are hidden wonders in the untrodden realm of the divine love; there are new trails to be followed through the tropical luxuriance of redeeming grace.
What is the advantage of such a life?
We can only feel what reaches the central realm of consciousness. If we keep evil out of that inner realm, we destroy its virulence. So if we have our consciousness filled with the presence of the glory of the Lord, there will be no room even for the aggressive errors of destructive criticism, or for bitter 8 Wigglesworth's Secret disappointment. There is no person ever able to talk about the victory over temptation without he goes through it. All the victories are won in battles.
You must every day make higher ground. You must deny yourself to make progress with God. You must refuse everything that is not pure and holy. God wants you pure in heart.
He wants you to have an intense desire after holiness. It is when we believe that something happens. The Word of God never profits unless it is mixed with faith in them that hear it.
God wants you so full of the Spirit that your whole life is praise. The greatest plan that Christ showed forth was the ministry of service. When we come to a place where we serve for pure love s sake, we shall find the hand of the divine Master upon us, and we shall never fall. You are bound forever by loyalty to God to see that no schism shall come into the body " the church.
Two things will get you to leap out of yourselves into the great promises of God today. One is purity, and the other is faith, which is kindled more and more by purity. NB -Here is Smith's actual key- not Frodsham's God has no room for the man that looks back, thinks back, or acts back. The Word of God has not to be prayed about; the Word of God is to be received and obeyed.
There is always blessing where there is harmony. One accord! See to it that nothing ever comes out of your lips that would disturb harmony, but rather live in the place where you are helping everybody, lifting everybody, and causing everybodyto come into perfect harmony. Be not afraid to ask, for God is on the throne ready to answer.
You can always be down in the dumps when you live by your feelings. Remember that God has raised us up in Christ far above all things. He says, All things are yours. We are heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ. One Sunday he was in a strange town, and in his search for a place of worship he found himself in a Friends Meeting House. He sat quietly just like other people for a time, and then his experience became like that of the psalmist who said, While I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue.!
His soul was ablaze, for he had just left a Salvation Army knee drill,! At the close of the service the leaders gathered around him exclaiming, How quickly you are moved by the Spirit! What is your secret? Do please tell us.! They were somewhat astounded at his blunt reply: Well, you see, it is like this.
If the Spirit does not move me, I move the Spirit.! That was doubtless a crude way for him to express himself, but we have often heard him say, As I start out in the natural, in faith, the Spirit of God always meets me and anoints me, so that although I start in the natural I continue in the Spirit!
It could be said of Smith Wigglesworth that he was unique, original and illimitable. He was too sincere to be a mimic and too transparent to be imitated. There were those who sought to borrow his innovations, but they found that these imitations were as incongruous to them as Saul s armor was to David, as useless as Elisha s rod was to 9 Wigglesworth's Secret Gehazi, and as revealing as was the terrible experience of the seven sons of Sceva who sought to cast out demons in the name of the Christ whom Paul preached.
With these perspectives in view, let us hear Smith on these things: From "Ever Increasing Faith" by Smith Wigglesworth There was a man who had a large business in London who was a great church-goer.
The church he attended was beautifully decorated, and his pew was delightfully cushioned- -just about enough to make it easy to sleep through the sermons. He was a prosperous man in business, but he had no peace in his heart. But there was a boy at his business who always looked happy. He was always jumping and whistling.
One day he said to this boy, "I want to see you in my office. The Lord broke him up there, and in a short while he was entirely changed. One day, shortly after this, he found that, instead of being distracted by his business as he formerly had been, he was actually whistling and jumping.
His whole position and his whole life had been changed. The shout cannot come out unless it is in. There must first be the inner working of the power of God. It is He who changes the heart, and transforms the life, and before there is any real outward evidence there must be the inflow of divine life. Sometimes I say to people, "You weren't at meeting the other night. We don't want a lot of spirit here and no bodies. We want you to come and get filled with God.
People who come will catch fire and they will want to come again. But they will have no use for a place where everything has become formal, dry, and dead. Ever increasing faith - smith wigglesworth. Increasing Faith, www. Ever Increasing Faith - Smith Wigglesworth. Kenneth Copeland retells Smith Wigglesworth raising a man from the dead.
By Pazzini Ita. Smith Wigglesworths classic book. Smith Wigglesworth had a major healing ministry in the early to mid s. Smith Wigglesworth, a well-known British evangelist of his time, was Gods.
The Bi These are days when Satan is having a great deal of power. But we must keep in mind that Satan has no power only as he is allowed. It is a great thing to know that God is loosing you from the world The vicar of the church, Pastor Boddy, had charge and he was speaking.
I knew t I love to think that Jesus wanted all His people to have power, that It is more important our unity with Jesus than anything else. When our hearts are in perfect tune then we can have confidence before God. It is more important than casting out evil spirits, but it brings the casting-out of evil spirits. The very thought of Jesus will confirm truth and righteousness and powe God would h He desires us to have all confidence in Himself.
He purposes that His Word shall be established in our hearts; and, as we believe His Word, we will see that all things are possible. In 1 Corinthians we r Our precious Lord Jesus has everything for everybody.
Forgiveness of sin, healing of diseases and the fullness of the Spirit all come from one sourcefrom the Lord Jesus Christ. Hear Him who is the same yesterday, today and forever as Adam and Eve were there—free from sin and disease—and first sin came, then disease, and then death came after, and people want to say it is not so!
God has grafted us Gentiles in. In other ages it was not made known that the Gentiles should be fellow-heirs, whereof he was made a minister by the effectual worki This is a wonderful passage. In fact, all the Word of God is wonderful.
It is not only wonderful, but it has power to change conditions. Any natural condition can be changed by the Word of God, which conta