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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.
Ever increasing faith smith wigglesworth pdf Smith Wigglesworth was a well known faith healer during the early part of the 20th century. He held many meetings throughout the world and influenced many. Ever Increasing. Public Domain http:www. Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of. Smith Wigglesworth 8 June 12 March , was a British evangelist. And these were collected into two books: Ever Increasing Faith and Faith that.
God will not fail you, beloved. It is impossible for God to fail. Believe God; rest in Him. 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. 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. The power of Pentecost as it came at first, came to loose men.
God wants us free on every line. Men and women are tired of imitations; they want reality; they want to see people who have the living Christ within, and are filled with Holy Ghost power. I received several letters and telegrams about a certain case, but when I arrived I was told I was too late.
I said, "That cannot be. God has never sent me too late anywhere. The people I went to were all strangers. I was introduced to a young man who lay helpless, and for whom there was no hope. The doctor had been to see him that morning and had declared that he would not live through the day. He lay with his face to the wall, and when I spoke to him he whispered, "I cannot turn over.
The young man said, "My heart is very weak. If you will believe God, it shall be so today. He is a living Christ who indwells us. We must not have this truth merely as a theory, Christ must be risen in us by the power of the Spirit. The power that raised Him from the dead must animate us, and as this glorious resurrection power surges through your being, you will be freed from all your weaknesses and you will become strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
There is a resurrection power that God wants you to have and to have it today. Why not? Receive your portion here and now.
I said to these people, "I believe your son will rise today. People do not expect to see signs and wonders today as the disciples saw them of old. Has God changed? Or has our faith waned so that we are not expecting the greater works that Jesus promised? We must not harp on any minor key. Our message must rise to concert pitch, and there must be nothing left out of it that is in the Book.
It was winter time, and I said to the parents, "Will you get the boy's suit and bring it here? But I had gone to that place believing God. In Romans , we read of Abraham, " I have made thee a father of many nations, before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
It is time people knew how to shout in faith as they contemplate the eternal power of our God to whom it is nothing to quicken and raise the dead. I come across some who would be giants in the power of God but they have no shout 10 Wigglesworth's Secret of faith.
I find everywhere people who go down even when they are praying simply because they are just breathing sentences without uttering speech, and you cannot get victory that way. You must learn to take the victory and shout in the face of the devil. When we know how to shout properly, things will be different, and tremendous things will happen. In verse 24 we read, "They lifted up their voice with one accord. We must know that God means us to have life.
If there is anything in the world that has life in it, it is this Pentecostal revival we are in. I believe in the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the speaking of tongues, and I believe that every man who is baptized in the Holy Ghost will speak in other tongues as the Spirit gives him utterance.
I believe in the Holy Ghost. And if you are filled with the Spirit you will be superabounding in life-- living waters will flow from you. At last I persuaded the parents to bring the boy's clothes and lay them on the bed. From the natural viewpoint, the young man lay dying. I spoke to the afflicted one, "God has revealed to me that, as I lay my hands upon you, the place will be filled with the Holy Ghost, the bed will be shaken, you will be shaken and thrown out of bed by the power of the Holy Ghost, you will dress yourself and be strong.
I laid hands on him in the name of Jesus and instantly the power of God fell and filled the place. I felt helpless and fell flat on the floor. I knew nothing except that a short while after the place was shaken, I heard the young man walking over me and saying, "For Thy glory, Lord!
For Thy glory, Lord! God manifested His power that day in saving the whole household and healing the young man. It is the power of the risen Christ we need. That young man is today preaching the gospel. Dare you take your inheritance from God? At twenty-three he returned back Bradford and continued his work with the Salvation Army.
She left home and went to Bradford to take a servants job. One night she was drawn to a Salvation Army meeting. She listened to the woman evangelist, Gipsy Tillie Smith, and gave her heart to Christ. Smith was in that meeting and saw her heart for God.
Polly became an enthusiastic Salvationsist and was granted a commission by General Booth. They developed a friendship, but Polly went to Scotland to help with a new Salvationist work. She eventually moved back to Bradford and married Smith, who was very much in love with her. The couple worked together to evangelize the lost. They opened a small church in a poor part of town. Polly would preach and Smith would make the altar calls.
For a season, however, Smith became so busy with his plumbing work that his evangelistic fervor began to wane. Polly continued on, bringing Smith to conviction. One day while Smith was working in the town of Leeds he heard of a divine healing meeting. He shared with Polly about it. She needed healing and so they went to a meeting, and Polly was healed. Smith struggled with the reality of healing, while being ill himself. He decided to give up the medicine that he was taking and trust God.
He was healed. They had five children, a girl and four boys. One morning two of the boys were sick. The power of God came and they prayed for the boys and they were instantly healed.
Smith struggled with the idea that God would use him to heal the sick in general. He would gather up a group of people and drive them to get prayer in Leeds. The leaders of the meeting were going to a convention and left Smith in charge. He was horrified. How could he lead a meeting about divine healing?
He tried to pass it off to someone else but could not. Finally he led the meeting and several people were healed.