Smith Wigglesworth – Death Defied

Smith Wigglesworth Testimony Raising the Dead

Bishop Ronald Coady and his wife were ministering in New South Wales, Australia, in 1950 where they met a Methodist deaconess called sister Mary. She had brought them large quantities of tracks to use in their crusades.

While there, they were reading Stanley Frodsham’s book, Smith Wiglesworth-apostle of faith. The incident of his raising of a young woman from the dead especially had gripped them, and when Sister Mary came in, they read it to her, adding, “how we should love to meet that lady!”

She said, “you know that lady.”

They protested that they did not, but she persisted, “you’ve known her for sometime. I am that lady.”

The three of them laugh together with holy joy at God’s “coincidences.”

She told them of being paralyzed from the waist down in 1922 and a being seriously ill. Wigglesworth was holding meetings in her town, and her friends urged her to let them take her to the meeting for prayer. However, she did not believe in divine healing and did not wish to be prayed for.

She soon became worst and, in fact, was dying. Her friends asked her if she would allow the evangelist to pray for her if they brought him to the house. She finally consented, but he was delayed. Before he arrived, she died.

Sr. Mary Pople related that she went to heaven and was allowed in the throne room. She saw the Lord Jesus sitting on his throne. She saw the light such as she had never seen and heard music such as she had never heard before. Her heart was filled with rapturous joy.

As she looked at the Lord, He pointed to the doorway by which she had entered, and she knew she had to go back even if she did not want to. When she went through that door, she heard a voice that later she knew was Smith Wigglesworth’s. He was saying, “Death, I rebuke you in the name of Jesus.” Then he commanded Mary to live.

Her eyes open, and those who had been weeping around her bed began to rejoice. She rose and dressed, and there was a knock at the door. Some girls from her Bible study group had arrived, thinking she was dead. To their surprise and joy, Marry herself opened the door to them.

She continued in the Lord’s service for many years. Not only was she raised from the dead, but she was totally healed of her sickness that had been on to death and of the paralysis that had bound her for years.

Without faith, it is impossible to please him.
Hebrews 11:6

From the book titled Smith Wigglesworth a man who walked with God by George Stormont.

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