Smith Wigglesworth on the Power of the Holy Ghost

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Smith Wigglesworth on the Power of the Holy Ghost 

So I have within my hands, within my heart, within my mind, this blessed reservoir of promises that is able to do so many marvelous things. Some of you most likely have been suffering because you have a limited revelation of Jesus, of the fullness of life there is in Him.

In Oakland, Calif., we had a meeting in a large theatre. God wrought in filling the place till we had to have overflow meetings. There was a rising tide of people getting saved in the meeting by rising voluntarily up and down in the place, and getting saved. And then we had a riding tide of people who needed help in their bodies, rising in faith and being healed. One of these latter was an old man 95 years of age. He had been suffering for three years, till he got to the place where for three weeks he had been taking liquids. He was in a terrible state. I got him to stand while I prayed for him; and he came back, and with radiant face, told us that new life had come into his body. He said, “I am 95 years old. When I came into the meeting, I was full of pain from cancer of the stomach. I have been so healed that I have been eating perfectly, and have no pain.” Many of the people were healed in a similar way.

(After the telling of the above incident in the meeting in Wellington, New Zealand, where this address was given, a lady arose who had rheumatism in the left leg. After being prayed for, she ran the full length of the hall several times, then testified to partial healing. A young man with pain in the head was healed instantly. Another man with pain in the shoulder was healed instantly also.)

In the second chapter of Acts, you will see that when the Holy Ghost came there was such a manifestation of the power of God that it wrought conviction as the Word was spoken in the Holy Ghost. In the third chapter we read of the lame man healed at the Beautiful Gate through the power of the Spirit, as Peter and John went into the Temple. And in the fourth chapter, we read of such a wonderful manifestation of miraculous power through the Spirit that five thousand men besides women and children became believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. God gives manifestation of His Divine power, beloved, to prove that He is with us. Will you not, right now, open your heart to this wonderful God, and let Him come into your life and make of you all that His infinite love has moved Him to provide in Christ Jesus, and that His infinite power, through the Holy Ghost, has made possible to be wrought in sinful man.

Excerpt from the book: “Faith That Prevails”

Don’t be denied of God’s Amazing Love!

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Let NO ONE deny you of God’s love! Listen to what His word says about people and religious doctrines that try to “add conditions” on receiving God’s Love.

Colossians 2:18
“Let no one defraud you by acting as an umpire and declaring you unworthy and disqualifying you for the prize, insisting on self-abasement…..”Definition: self-a·base·ment (slf-bsmnt)n.
1 Degradation or humiliation of oneself, especially because of feelings of guilt or inferiority.
2 voluntary self-punishment or humiliation in order to atone for some real or imagined wrongdoing.Paul gives us some important words of clarification in Colossians 2, that we should never be deceived by religious rituals or denied by false humility, “declaring ourselves unworthy”, of the glorious prize found in Christ’s free gift to us.It’s so important for us to remember that He proclaimed us worthy, by His love and the price He paid, and by not by what we offer or what we do through our works.

It’s hard for many people to accept such grace, but we are worthy because our Father in Heaven says so, and to prove it He sent His son to pay the “hostage fee” required and bring us back home. No one pays such a high price to bring “unworthy junk” home!

But a loving Father pays ANY price necessary, to find and bring home a lost son or lost daughter….and that is what He did through the cross.

Not because as sons or daughters we “proved” our worthiness, not because we might be filled with “self-abasement” (Degradation or humiliation of oneself, especially because of feelings of guilt or inferiority), and certainly not because they were practicing the “right rituals”, but because we are deeply loved lost sons and daughters of an amazing Father who wanted to take us back home to be with Him, now and forever!

We are worthy simply because we are His children, we are worthy because He created each of us in His own image and sees us as worthy, and we are worthy because of the great price He paid for us, over 2000 years ago on a cross! Remember, no one pays top price for junk…..don’t let the enemy whisper in your ear that your are worthless. Believing your are worthless is not what God thinks and it is one of the greatest lies from the pit that is used to “self-condemn” us falsely and to separate us from God.

The hurdles have been removed to receive His love and come back home!

For those who have received Christ, let no one “defraud you or disqualify you” of your rightful inheritance as precious sons and daughters of the most high God above!

….and if you have not received Christ, I encourage you to come back home and say hi to Dad and the family… we’ve been missing you! Click here to read how to get back home 😉

God Bless
Scott L
10-24-2013