Smith Wigglesworth

Smith Wigglesworth

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 God's Word brought spectacular results and provided an example for all true believers of the Gospel.

  • A Life of Perfect Activity
    My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. --Philippians 4:19 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ask in Faith
    Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. --Matthew 7:7 Scripture reading: Hebrews 11:1-40 Many people do not receive the Holy Spirit because they are continually asking and never believing. "E ...
  • Bradford Convention, April 6, 1920
    Luke 10:19-22. 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 ...
  • By faith
    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 ...
  • Called to Serve
    Walk worthy of the calling with which you were called. --Ephesians 4:1 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • God-Given Faith
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Knowing Our Need
    If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well. --Mark 5:28 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lowliness and Meekness
    I am among you as the One who serves. --Luke 22:27 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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: ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Paul's Pentecost
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Present-Time Blessings
    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 ...
  • Pressing through
    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 ...
  • Receive the Holy Spirit
    That the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus. --Galatians 3:14 Scripture reading: John 16:7-22 When we have the right attitude, faith becomes remarkably active. But it can never be remarkably active in a dead life. When ...
  • Resurrection Life
    Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. --Philippians 2:5 Scripture reading: Romans 6:1-14 Have you been to the place of illumination? Illumination means that your very mind, which was depraved, is now the mind of Christ; the very ...
  • Righteousness
    It is written of our blessed Lord, "Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows." It is the purpose of God that we, as we are indwelt by the Spirit of His So ...
  • Sons of God—now!
    “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.” 1 John 3:1. God does not dwell in temples made with hands; but our bodies are the t ...
  • Spiritual Power 
    Bible Reading--Matthew 16. The Pharisees and Sadducees had been tempting Jesus to show them a sign from heaven. He showed them that they could discern the signs that appeared on the face of the sky, and yet could not discern the signs of the times. He ...
  • The Bible Evidence of the Baptism of the Spirit
    There is much controversy today as regards the genuineness of this Pentecostal work, but there is nothing so convincing as the fact that over fifteen years ago a revival on Holy Ghost lines began and has never ceased. You will find that in every clime thr ...
  • The Cry of the Spirit
    Behold the Lamb of God! --John 1:36 Scripture reading: John 1:6-36 John the Baptist's clothing was camel's hair, his belt leather, his food locusts and wild honey (Matt. 3:4). No angels, shepherds, wise men, or stars heralded John's birth. But the ...
  • The Discerning of Spirits
    "To another discerning of spirits" (1 Cor. 12:10). There is a vast difference between natural discernment and spiritual. When it comes to natural discernment you will find many people loaded with it, and they can see so many faults in others. To such th ...
  • The faith that comes from God
    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, become partakers of the beatitudes, and participate in the glories of our ascended L ...
  • The Gift of Prophecy
    In 1 Cor. 12:10, speaking of the diversities of gifts by the same Spirit, Paul writes, "To another prophecy." We see the importance of this gift from 1 Cor. 14:1, where we are told to follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that we ma ...
  • The Gift of Tongues
    "Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue, speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries" (1 Cor. 14:1, 2) ...
  • The Gifts of Christ
    To each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift. --Ephesians 4:7 Scripture reading: Ephesians 4:1-16 The apostle Paul spoke about the grace and the gifts of Christ--not the gifts of the Holy Spirit, but the gifts of Chr ...
  • The gifts of healing and the working of 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 t ...
  • The God Who is Over All
    One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. --Ephesians 4:6 Scripture reading: Psalm 95 Think of it! It does not matter what the Enemy brings to you, or tries to bring; the Father, who is above all, is over you. T ...
  • The place of power
    The thought that has been pressing upon my mind for some time is the thought of “ABIDING” and the joy of being at that Place where I can always count upon being in the Presence of Power, where I know God’s Presence is with me, leading to a place whe ...
  • The Power of Christ's Resurrection
    That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death...I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching f ...
  • The Power of the Name
    Scripture Reading-Acts 3:1-16 All things are possible through the name of Jesus. God hath highly exalted Him, and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow. There is power to overcome everything in th ...
  • The Way to Overcome: Believe
    First John 5. The greatest weakness in the world is unbelief. The greatest power is the faith that worketh by love. Love, mercy, and grace are bound eternally to faith. There is no fear in love and no question as to being caught up when Jesus comes. The w ...
  • The Word of Knowledge, and Faith
    "To another the word of knowledge, by the same Spirit; to another faith, by the same Spirit" (1 Cor. 12:8, 9). We have not passed this way hitherto. I believe that Satan has many devices and that they are worse today than ever before; but I also believ ...
  • The Words of This Life
    Bible Reading-Acts 5:1-20. Notice this expression that the Lord gives of the Gospel message-"the words of this life." It is the most wonderful life possible-the life of faith in the Son of God. This is the life where God is all the time. He is round ab ...
  • To Be Like Jesus
    The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit...and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. --Hebrews 4:12 Scripture reading: Philippians 2:1-22 We h ...
  • Unity of the Spirit
    Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. --Ephesians 4:3 Scripture reading: Psalm 133 You are bound forever out of loyalty to God to see that no division comes into the church body, to see that nothing comes into the assem ...
  • What It Means to Be Full of the Holy Ghost
    Bible Reading-Acts 6. In the days when the number of disciples began to be multiplied there developed a situation which caused the twelve to make a definite decision not to occupy themselves with serving tables, but to give themselves continually to pr ...
  • What wilt Thou have Me to do?
    Read Acts 19. As soon as Paul saw the light from heaven above the brightness of the sun, he said, “Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” (Acts 9:6). And as soon as he was willing to yield he was in a condition where God could meet his need; where God c ...
  • Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?
    Read John 5:1-24 I believe the word of God is so powerful that it can transform any and every life. There is power in God's word to make that which does not appear to appear. There is executive power in the word that proceeds from His lips. The psalmis ...
  • Workers together with God
    Preached in Angelus Temple, Bible Study #15 July 28, 1927 Interpretation of Tongues: God has come to visit us and He has revealed Himself unto us, but He wants you to be so ready that nothing that He says will miss. He wants to build you on the founda ...
  • Ye are Our Epistle (part 1)
    I want to read to you this morning the third chapter of Second Corinthians: Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you? Ye are our epistle written in our hear ...
  • Ye are Our Epistle (part 2)
    I am going to commence with the sixth verse of the third chapter of Second Corinthians, lest you stop in “the letter.” Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter; but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the ...
  • Ye Shall Receive Power
    “Ye shall receive power after the Holy Ghost is come upon you.” The disciples had been asking whether the Lord would at that time restore again the kingdom to Israel. Christ told them that it was not for them to know the times and seasons which the Fa ...
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