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Smith Wigglesworth (1859 - 1947)
Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Smith Wigglesworth in text and pdf format. Smith Wigglesworth, often referred to as the Apostle of Faith, was one of the pioneers of the Pentecostal revival that occurred a century ago. 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. A deep intimacy with his heavenly Father and an unquestioning faith in Gods Word brought spectacular results and provided an example for all true believers of the Gospel.
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A Life of Perfect Activity
My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Scripture reading: Acts 5:14-42
Only believe! God will not fail you, beloved. It is impossible for God to fail. Believe God; rest in Him. The Bi ... read more
A straitened place, which revealeth the face of God
Gen 32:24: “And Jacob was left alone, and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.”
As we look back over our spiritual career we shall always see there has been a good deal of our own day, and that the end of our day was the begin ... read more
Active Life of the Spirit-filled Believer
These are the last days; the days of the falling away. 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 ... read more
Aflame for God
Christ said to His disciples just before He ascended, “Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me.” On the day of Pentecost He sent the power, and the remainder of the Acts of the Apostles tel ... read more
After receiving the Baptism
At the time I received the Baptism in the Spirit, a meeting was going on in the large vestry of the All Saints’ Church, and I went straight to it. The vicar of the church, Pastor Boddy, had charge and he was speaking. I knew t ... read more
After you have received power
In Acts 1.8 we read: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you.”
Oh, the power of the Holy Ghost! the power that quickens, that reveals, and prevails! I love to think that Jesus wanted all His people to have power, that ... read more
Ask in Faith
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Scripture reading: Hebrews 11:1-40
Many people do not receive the Holy Spirit because they are continually asking and never believing. "E ... read more
Be not afraid, only believe
“Be not afraid, only believe.” [Mk 5.22]
This is one of those marvelous truths of the scriptures that is written for our help, that we may believe as we see the almightiness of God; and also our privilege, not only to enter in by faith, but to beco ... read more
Bradford Convention, April 6, 1920
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. Gr ... read more
We read in the Word that by faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain; by faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; by faith Noah prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by faith Abraham, when he was called to go ... read more
Called to Serve
Walk worthy of the calling with which you were called.
Scripture reading: Galatians 6:1-10
We are privileged to be able to gather together to worship the Lord. The very thought of Jesus will confirm truth and righteousness and powe ... read more
Concerning Spiritual Gifts
In 1 Cor. 12:1 we read, "Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant." There is a great weakness in the church of Christ because of an awful ignorance concerning the Spirit of God and the gifts He has come to bring. God would h ... read more
Concerning spiritual gifts
God wants us to enter into the rest of faith. 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 12:1 we r ... read more
Dare to believe and to command
Let us read in the fourteenth chapter of John, verses 12 to 14. Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to my Father.”
“Great ... read more
Deliverance to the Captives
Read Luke 4:1-20.
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 ... read more
Divine life and divine health
The Lord Jesus came to bring back to us what was forfeited in the Garden. 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! But I tell you, “Get the De ... read more
Exceedingly above all you can ask or think
Read Ephesians 3 carefully. This is a lovely chapter on Paul’s mission to the Gentiles. 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 ... read more
Faith in the living word
Let us read together the 11th chapter of Hebrews. 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 ... read more
From “Press reports of the Fifth Sunderland Convention
Mr. Smith Wigglesworth, of Bowland Street Mission, Manningham, Bradford, gave some astonishing personal testimony of divine healing. He said he stood there because God had healed him. He suffered from appendicitis for several weeks, and was at last forced ... read more
From the Great Northern Railway
My most precious Bro. Boddy,
Your request to me, to send some reports for your valuable paper from time to time, have never slipped my memory.
I now have a dear English brother accompanying me on this trip. He, owing to reading a copy of Confidence, ... read more
Full! Full! Full!
"Only believe! only believe! all things are possible, only believe!" Praise God, He has made all things possible. There is liberty for everyone, whatever the trouble. Our Lord Jesus says, "Only believe." He has obtained complete victory over every difficu ... read more
Gifts of Healings, and Miracles
God has given us much in these last days, and where much is given much will be required. The Lord has said to us, "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to ... read more
God working in Switzerland
Everything I have seen in Switzerland has taken me down in brokenness before God. At Bern I have stood in a place which has been packed with people. and I have had to get a cleansing by weepIng as I have seen the people and then God gave us victory. Hundr ... read more
Read Hebrews 11:1-11. I believe that there is only one way to all the treasures of God, and that is the way of faith. By faith and faith alone do we enter into a knowledge of the attributes and become partakers of the beatitudes, and participate in the gl ... read more
Great Grace Upon the Church
And great grace was upon them all.” Great grace is upon us when we magnify the Lord. If ever you want to see what God means when He gets a chance at His people, have a peep at the fourth chapter of Acts, and see what God did. Just because all the people ... read more
Greater Works Than These
I want all you people to have a good time, all to be at ease, all to be without pain, I want all to be free.
There is a man here with great pain in his head, I am going to lay my hands on him in the name of Jesus and he shall tell you what God has done ... read more
Have Faith in God
"For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he s ... read more
Himself Took Our Infirmities
Bible reading, Matt. 8:1-17.
Here we have a wonderful word. All the Word is wonderful. This blessed Book brings such life and health and peace, and such an abundance that we should never be poor any more. This Book is my heavenly bank. I find everythin ... read more
I Am the Lord That Healeth Thee
"Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, the ... read more
Immersed in the Holy Ghost
The baptism of the Holy Ghost is a great beginning. I think the best word we can say is, “Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do?” The greatest difficulty today with us is to be held in the place where it shall be God only. It is so easy to get our own mi ... read more
Keeping The Vision
Read the 20th chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, beginning at verse 7. Humanity is a failure everywhere. But when humanity is filled with divine power, there is no such thing as failure; and we know that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is not a failure.
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Knowing Our Need
If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.
Scripture reading: Mark 5:25-6:6
What a privilege to care for the flock of God, to be used by God to encourage the people, to help stand against the many trials that affect the nee ... read more
Life in the Spirit
Bible Reading, 2 Corinthians 3
We are told that we are to leave the first principles of the doctrine of Christ and go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and the doctrine of baptisms and other first principle ... read more
Like Precious Faith
Read 2 Peter 1:1-8. We are dull of comprehension because we so often let the cares of this world blind our eyes; but if we can be open to God, we shall see that He has a greater plan for us in the future than we have ever seen in the past. It is God's del ... read more
Living epistles of the living Christ
Paul writes: “Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, ... read more
Lowliness and Meekness
I am among you as the One who serves.
Scripture reading: John 15:9-27
Jesus emphasized this new commandment when He left us: "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one anoth ... read more
Meetings in California, etc
My most precious Bro. Boddy,
Your request to me, to send some reports for your valuable paper from time to time, has never slipped my memory.
I now have a dear English brother accompanying me on this trip. He, owing to reading a copy of Confidence, as l ... read more
On resurrection power
Christ’s resurrection power is keeping things alive; nothing but resurrection can displace that which is dead. He came forth. He came forth to be life and power that we might be able to loose the things that were bound, that His glory might be evidenced ... read more
Our Calling (part 1)
Message given at Glad Tidings Tabernacle and Bible Training School, 1536, Ellis Street, San Francisco, California
August 18, 1922
I want to speak to you this morning from the fourth chapter of Ephesians. We will begin reading from the first verse:
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Our Calling (part 2)
Message given at Glad Tidings Tabernacle and Bible Training School, 1536, Ellis Street, San Francisco, California August 22, 1922
TONGUES AND INTERPRETATION: “The Lord is that Spirit that moves in the regenerated, and brings us to the place where fir ... read more
Our Risen Christ
Read the fourth chapter of Acts.
Today we praise God for the fact that our glorious Jesus is the risen Christ. Those of us who have tasted the power of the indwelling Spirit know something of the manner in which the hearts of those two disciples burned ... read more
Read Acts 9:1-22.
Saul was probably the greatest persecutor that the early Christians had. We read that he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women, committed them to prison. At this time we find him breathing out t ... read more
Paul’s vision and the baptism of the Holy Ghost
“Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision.” Acts 26:19.
I want to speak of Pentecost and the fullness of the Spirit, and of what God is able to do with any man who is yielded to Him. We need to kindle in one another a ... read more
Peter's Words of Wisdom
Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.
--1 Peter 5:6
Scripture reading: 1 Peter 5:1-11
Let's take a look at the fifth chapter of 1 Peter. "Humble yourselves" (v. 6). Look at the Master at the River Jorda ... read more
Power from on high
We have a remarkable word in Matthew 3:11, “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.” This was the wo ... read more
Precious Faith (1)
God will do great things for us if we are prepared to receive them from Him. We are dull of comprehension because we let the cares of this world blind our eyes, but if we keep open to God, He has a greater plan for us in the future than we have seen or ev ... read more
Precious Faith (2)
What would happen to us and to the needy world if we should get to the place where we really believed God? May God give us the desire to get to this place. Faith is a tremendous power, an inward mover. I am convinced that we have not yet seen all that God ... read more
Preparation for the Second Coming of the Lord
Preached in Angelus Temple, Bible Study #21 August 11, 1927
I am conscious today that God has a design for us greater than our thoughts even or our language, and so I am not frightened of on the line of the spiritual exaggeration, shall I say. I dare b ... read more
Read with me the first twelve verses of Matthew 5, these verses that we generally call the “Beatitudes.” Some tell us that Matthew 5 is a millennial chapter and that we cannot attain to these blessings at the present time. I believe that every one who ... read more
In the second chapter of Mark we have the wonderful story of the healing of the one sick of the palsy who was laid at the feet of the Lord Jesus. Christ spoke a word, “and immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch t ... read more