You have all heard me talk about Smith Wigglesworth in some of my other articles. He had a major healing ministry in the early to mid 1900’s. In my opinion, he was one of the greatest eagles to have ever walked this earth.
If God has any type of hall of fame up in heaven, Smith Wigglesworth is definitely going to be in it. The only Book he had ever read was the Bible.
One of the main secrets to his incredible healing ministry was his high level of faith in the Lord. On a scale of 1-10, he had to have close to a 10 – and that was why there were so many mighty dramatic miracles in his ministry.
He was called the “apostle of faith” because of his high level of faith in the Lord. He believed everything he read in the Bible and was not afraid to push the envelope with the Lord. One of his favorite sayings was: “If the Spirit doesn’t move me, I’ll move Him.”
I recently was reading one of my books on his life when I came upon a message that he had given to a group of teenagers. As soon as I read it, I felt it was a direct Word from the Lord.
I do not know if he himself was aware of it, but I believe he received a prophetic flow from the Holy Spirit on this particular message. He is giving a message on the power of the word of God. I am going to release this message to all of you because I would consider this a classic statement on how powerful the Bible and the individual Scripture verses really are. Here was the exact message that he had given to this group of teenagers.
“Fill your head and your heart with the Scriptures. Memorize passages from the Word, with the name of the book, the chapter, and the verse, so that you can quote the Scripture correctly in addresses or in open-air meetings.
As you do this, you are sowing in your heart seeds, which the Spirit of God can germinate. He can bring to your remembrance from time to time that which you have once memorized. You must be so soaked with the Word of God, you must be filled with it, that you yourself are a living epistle, known and read of all men.
Believers are strong only as the Word of God abides in them. The Word of God is spirit and life to those who receive it in simple faith, and it is a verifier of all who own its sway.
Know your Book, live it, believe it, and obey it. Hide God’s word in your heart. It will save your soul, quicken your body, illumine your mind. The Word of God is full and final, infallible, reliable, and up-to-date, and our attitude towards it must be one of unquestioned obedience.
If a thing is in the Bible, it is so; it is not even to be prayed about; it is to be received and acted upon. Inactivity of faith is a robber, which steals blessing. Increase comes by action, by using what we have and what we know. Your life must be one of going from faith to faith.”
Smith Wigglesworth had 3 other pet sayings which I feel were very catchy. These are true words of knowledge and wisdom.
“Great faith is the product of great fights”
“Great testimonies are the outcome of great tests”
“Great triumphs can only come out of great trials”
The Bible is referred to as the seed of God. Like he says, when you read the Bible, the individual Scripture verses are going into you like seeds. The Holy Spirit will then take the knowledge that is in these verses (seeds) and start what he calls the germination process.
In other words, the Holy Spirit will start to produce good fruit in your life and also start to change you into the kind of person God wants you to become in Him.
But the Holy Spirit always needs knowledge to work with, and the individual Scripture verses give Him the knowledge in which He can start the sanctification process within you. It is the Word and Spirit working together that will start the sanctification process to occur within each believer.
For those of you who would like to read a very good book on this man, there is a small 157 page paperback book titled: “Smith Wigglesworth – Apostle of Faith.”
The author is Stanley Howard Frodsham. It talks about all of his secrets and many of the unbelievable healings that he had in his ministry.
In addition to the powerful healing ministry that he had with the Lord, he was also a powerful evangelist and won many souls to the Kingdom of God. He traveled throughout most of Europe and the United States.
In my research of this man and his life in the Lord – he may have been one of the greatest eagles to have ever walked this earth. He truly tapped into the real power of God, and God used him mightily in getting people saved, healed, and delivered.
The funny thing about him is that most Christians have never heard of him. He was non-denominational. He did not belong to any one Church or denomination, and he went wherever the Holy Spirit would lead him to on a daily basis.
He perfectly followed the leadings he received from the Holy Spirit on a daily basis as to where he should go, what he should do, and who he should see.
They say his second secret, besides his high level of faith in the Lord, was his ability to mesh with and follow the leadings of the Holy Spirit on a daily basis – and that is what being a real eagle for God is all about.
Eagles have to learn how to fly on strong wind thermals in order to be able to fly to heights that no other bird can. In the same way, eagles of God have to be able to mesh with and follow the leadings of the Holy Spirit on a daily basis if they want to be able to accomplish great things for God.
This is why I call Smith Wigglesworth a true Eagle of God – because he was able to master the skill of being able to read and move with the Holy Spirit on a daily basis.
Notes – “Smith Wigglesworth – Apostle of Faith” by Stanley Frodsham, Page 111.