[b]WIGGLESWORTH on END-TIME REVIVAL:-
"The WORD and the SPIRIT JOINED"[/b]
NOTE: Before we get to Wigglesworth's prophecy, it is important
to understand that there have been two major types of Revival in
history. Before about 1900, virtually every Revival worldwide was
basically a 'Repentance' Revival - with great conviction of sin
and piercing preaching at the center of it. Eg. Finney, Wesley,
Whitefield, etc. But after the Welsh Revival and Azusa Street
in 1904-1906, tongues and healings began to be seen in more
and more Revivals.
The Hebrides Revival of 1949 was basically the last one of the
"old" type that I have come across. It was the last one NOT to
have a 'Pentecostal' emphasis, so to speak.
My research shows that after 1950, pretty much every major
Revival worldwide has been a "miracles, tongues and healings"
type Revival. The rise of the US 'Healing Revival' and Charismatic
movement also coincided with this. God had instigated a new era.
As far as I know, all major Revivals today are of the Spirit-filled
'Pentecost' type. This has been the case for decades now.
But the thing that makes Wigglesworth's 1947 prophecy so
significant is this: What I believe is coming is a joining of the two
types. -Piercing 'Finney'-type preaching along with miracles and
healings. -Very powerful. This is probably a combination that the
world has not seen since the Book of Acts.
Below is Wigglesworth's prophecy relating to this.
God bless you all. -Andrew Strom.
A prophecy attributed to Smith Wigglesworth in 1947:
"During the next few decades there will be two distinct moves of
the Holy Spirit across the church in Great Britain. The first move
will affect every church that is open to receive it, and will be
characterised by a restoration of the baptism and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
"The second move of the Holy Spirit will result in people leaving
historic churches and planting new churches.
"In the duration of each of these moves, the people who are
involved will say, 'This is a great revival.' But the Lord says, 'No,
neither is the great revival but both are steps towards it.'
"When the new church phase is on the wane, there will be evidence
in the churches of something that has not been seen before: a
coming together of those with an emphasis on the word and those
with an emphasis on the Spirit. When the word and the Spirit
come together, there will be the biggest move of the Holy Spirit
that the nation, and indeed, the world has ever seen. It will mark
the beginning of a revival that will eclipse anything that has been
witnessed within these shores, even the Wesleyan and Welsh
revivals of former years...."
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon