Smith Wigglesworth On the Power of the Word of God

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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.

The Message

“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.


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  1. Great Inspiration Message about Wigglesworth. I came across this article as I was having my devotional time with the Lord. And it is so true that you have to know the word, know where it is found in order to apply the word to your everyday life and in order for the Holy Spirit to be able to bring all things to your remembrance. For me, once this is done then I need to act on the word. The Lord God wants us to have faith, but faith without works is dead. I must act upon what I know in the word. Thank you so much again for sharing this article.

  2. Amazing, even his humour was so faith-filled. I chuckled at his saying that if the Spirit does not move him, he would be the one to move Him. I thank God to have become aware Wigglesworth pet sayings during a time that my faith was being challenged. I began to have a great sense of expetency regarding of the triumph which will follow the storm I am going through. To God be the glory !!!!

  3. I have a copy of “Smith Wigglesworth Daily Devotional”; and this book is so amazing. It has great topics and powerful scriptures to back it up; and it also has at the end of each topic a “Thought for Today”, and in it contains so much wisdom to apply to your daily walk; on this powerful journey called life. I will be reading more material and books by Smith Wigglesworth in the future.

  4. I am reminded of a story I once read about Smith Wigglesworth and how after being invited to stay the night at the home of one of the members of a church he was to speak at the next day, how the holy spirit saved the husband in an “unusual” way. Now the husband of the house was not saved but the wife was and when they arose the next day to go to church the husband of course did not go. What happened next is what astounds me the most. The husband decided to take a nap in the very same bed that Smith Wigglesworth slept in that previous night. Well, let me tell you, the anointing on Mr. Wigglesworth was so high that even the very pillow that he slept on remained anointed and the husband, after sleeping on it, received the holy ghost and was transformed. Smith Wigglesworth was very truly a man of God.

  5. it really shows us to realize the living principles that leads us to experience the same anointing of Holy Spirit that was up on the life and ministry of smith please can you download to me via my e-mail address every book that was written about him since i don’t have mastercard to order thus precious book from your bookstore?

  6. The knowledge and application of God’s word separates God’s friends from His sons. It’s inspiring to know that someone like Smith Wigglesworth lived a simple yet extraordinary life. I’ld love to be used by God in my little corner in a similar manner.

  7. thank you so much for this extract of Smith Wigglesworth message to teenagers. It taught me how vital it is to sow words of God in our hearts on a daily basis because the Holy Spirit uses them to make us the person God wants us to be. I learned also that the Holy Spirit always needs knowledge of the Word to bring sanctification and growth within each believer.

  8. The Word of God is powerful. Smith Wigglesworth let the Word of God live in him.

  9. Smith Wigglesworths has always inspired me, because i think we all have more possiblity’s than we think we do. God is always looking for somebody to show Himself strong in, we as christians have no idea how much we can do if we were totaly yeilded to the father. We need to find are true identity so the world can see Jesus. I believe thats what Smith did, he knew who he was in Christ.

  10. Smith wigglesworth was a amazing man of God thanks for the extract

  11. Thanks for the extract of Smith Wigglesworth’s message. It is very useful

  12. very cool …i did not know that he did not belong to any church or denomination
    thank you this was good thanks


    • Just before reading this article I had been spoked to by God by reading 2 Peter ch 1 where it speaks about the importance of having a knowledge of God and all the fruit that is born through this knowledge. The knowledge in verses 2 , 3 and 8 is in Greek a full intimate knowledge of God whereby the fruit is produced. Notice all the fruit mentioned in this passage are gifts or fruit that are produced by God In our lives….Galations 5 v 22. Also the knowledge mentioned in verse 5 and 6 is not in Greek the same knowledge as in the other verses I mentioned. The knowledge here is , in this particular context , the gift of knowledge which has the same Greek word in 1 Cor. 12 v 8 and 2 Cor. 8 v 7.
      What beautiful verses supporting everything you have submitted above.

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