LIGHTHOUSE SCRIPTURES

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2 Timothy 2:15

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Scriptures on The Holy Spirit

THE GREATEST BIBLE PROMISES

FOR THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

 

 

“IT IS AS WE LAY HOLD OF GOD’S PROMISES IN SIMPLE FAITH THAT WE BECOME PARTAKERS OF THE DIVINE NATURE.”

                                                                                 —SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

 

“IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE KNOW WE CAN DO NOTHING IN OURSELVES. HOWEVER, WE MAY KNOW THAT WE ARE CLOTHED WITH THE POWER OF GOD SO THAT, IN A SENSE, WE ARE NOT IN THE NATURAL MAN. AS WE GO FORTH IN THIS POWER, THINGS WILL TAKE PLACE AS THEY TOOK PLACE IN THE DAYS OF THE DISCIPLES.”

                                                                                 —SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

 

 

 

THE COMFORTER

THE PERSON OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Genesis 1:2

 

And the Lord said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.

Genesis 6:3

 

But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out to the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.

Numbers 11:26

 

You gave also Your good Spirit to instruct them, and withheld not Your manna from their mouth, and gave them water for their thirst.

Nehemiah 9:20

 

By His spirit He has garnished the heavens; His hand has formed the crooked serpent.

Job 26:13

 

The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.

Job 33:4

 

Cast me not away from Your presence; and take not Your Holy Spirit from me.

Psalm 51:11

 

Where shall I go from Your spirit? or where shall I flee from Your presence?

Psalm 139:7

 

You send forth Your spirit, they are created: and You renew the face of the earth.

Psalm 104:30

 

Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit to you, I will make known my words to you.

Proverbs 1:23

 

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Proverbs 9:10

 

I, even I, am the Lord; and beside Me there is no savior. I have declared, and have saved, and I have showed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore you are My witnesses, says the Lord, that I am God. Yea, before the day was I am He; and there is none that can deliver out of My hand: I will work, and who shall let it?

Isaiah 43:11–13

 

So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.

Isaiah 59:19

 

As for Me, this is My covenant with them, says the Lord; My spirit that is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, nor out of the mouth of your seed, nor out of the mouth of your seed’s seed, says the Lord, from hereafter and for ever.

Isaiah 59:21

 

But they rebelled, and vexed His holy Spirit: therefore He was turned to be their enemy, and He fought against them.

Isaiah 63:10

 

A new heart also will I give you, and a new Spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments, and do them.

Ezekiel 36:26–27

 

I indeed baptize you with water to repentance. but He that comes 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: whose fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor, and gather His wheat into the garner; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

Matthew 3:11–12

 

For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.

Matthew 10:20

But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what you shall speak, neither do you premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak you: for it is not you that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

Mark 13:11

 

Watch you and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

Mark 14:38

 

And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God.

Luke 1:35

 

And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

Luke 2:25

 

And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness.

Luke 4:1

 

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say to you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said to you, You must be born again. The wind blows where it lists, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

John 3:5–8

 

It is the spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.

John 6:63

 

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to Me, and drink. He that believes on Me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spoke He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

John 7:37–39

 

If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, neither knows Him: but you know Him; for He dwells with you, and shall be in you.

John 14:15–17

 

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, He shall testify of Me.

John 15:26

 

I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come. He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine, and shall show it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine: therefore said I, that He shall take of Mine, and shall show it to you.

John 16:12–15

 

Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be to you: as My Father has sent Me, even so send I you. And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and says to them, Receive you the Holy Ghost: Whosoever sins you remit, they are remitted to them; and whosoever sins you retain, they are retained.

John 20:21–23

 

And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, says He, you have heard of Me. For John truly baptized with water; but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days from now.

Acts 1:4–5

 

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

Acts 2:2

 

And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: and on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy.

Acts 2:17–18

 

And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant to Your servants, that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching forth Your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of Your holy child Jesus.

Acts 4:29–30

 

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

Acts 4:31

 

And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

Acts 4:33

 

And we are His witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God has given to them that obey Him.

Acts 5:32

 

You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you.

Acts 7:51

 

And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, He said to them, Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? And they said to him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said to them, To what then were you baptized? And they said, To John’s baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people, that they should believe on Him which should come after Him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spoke with tongues, and prophesied.

Acts 19:1–6

 

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given to us.

Romans 5:3–5

 

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:1–2

 

For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Romans 8:15

 

Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And He that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Romans 8:26–27

 

But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love Him. But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.

1 Corinthians 2:9–10

 

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

1 Corinthians 2:13–14

 

Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

1 Corinthians 3:16–17

 

And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

1 Corinthians 6:11

 

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, even as you were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:1–4

 

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

1 Corinthians 12:7

 

Forasmuch as you 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, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

2 Corinthians 3:3

 

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

2 Corinthians 3:5–6

 

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

2 Corinthians 3:17

 

Now He that has wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 5:5

 

That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Galatians 3:14

 

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Galatians 4:6

 

In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

Ephesians 1:13–14

 

That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man.

Ephesians 3:16

 

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling.

Ephesians 4:4

 

And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to the day of redemption.

Ephesians 4:30

 

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.

Ephesians 5:18

 

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Ephesians 6:12

 

And you became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.

1 Thessalonians 1:6

 

Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.

1 Timothy 4:1

 

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior.

Titus 3:5–6

 

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Hebrews 9:14

 

If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you: on their part He is evil spoken of, but on your part He is glorified.

1 Peter 4:14

 

 

 

BEING SPIRIT-FILLED

But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.

Micah 3:8

 

And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost.

Luke 1:41

 

God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.

John 4:24

 

Wherefore, brethren, look you out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Acts 6:3

 

But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.

Romans 8:9

 

But all these works that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will.

1 Corinthians 12:11

 

For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:13

 

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 3:18

 

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would. But if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Galatians 5:16–18

 

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Galatians 5:25

 

Be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Ephesians 5:18–21

 

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Ephesians 6:10–12

 

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel.

Ephesians 6:18–19

 

As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you in Him.

Colossians 2:6

 

Quench not the Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:19

 

Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brethren, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently.

1 Peter 1:22

 

 

WALKING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.

Deuteronomy 5:33

 

I was also upright before Him, and I kept myself from my iniquity.

Psalm 18:23

 

Order my steps in Your word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 119:133

 

My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments: for length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to you. Let not mercy and truth forsake you: bind them about your neck; write them upon the table of your heart: so shall you find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Proverbs 3:1–4

 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5–6

My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with you. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of your eye. Bind them on your fingers, write them upon the table of your heart.

Proverbs 7:1–3

He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8

You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Matthew 7:16

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely you have received, freely give.

Matthew 10:8

He says to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you Me? Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, Love you Me? And He said to him, Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You. Jesus says to him, Feed My sheep.

John 21:17

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10

For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth).

Ephesians 5:8–9

Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except you be reprobates?

2 Corinthians 13:5

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall.

2 Peter 1:10

Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for His seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

1 John 3:9

 

 

ENCOUNTERING THE HOLY SPIRIT

THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

And I will raise Me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in My heart and in My mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before My anointed for ever.

1 Samuel 2:35

 

Now know I that the Lord saves His anointed; He will hear him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand.

Psalm 20:6

 

You love righteousness, and hate wickedness: therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness above Your fellows.

Psalm 45:7

 

Where shall I go from Your spirit? or where shall I flee from Your presence?

Psalm 139:7

 

And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

Isaiah 10:27

And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.

Isaiah 11:2

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn.

Isaiah 61:1–2

To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.

Isaiah 61:3

Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, says the Lord of hosts.

Zechariah 4:6

And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened to Him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him.

Matthew 3:16

Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls.

Matthew 11:29

But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come to you.

Matthew 12:28

Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 28:19

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Luke 4:18–19

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?

Luke 11:13

And, behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you: but tarry you in the city of Jerusalem, until you be endued with power from on high.

Luke 24:49

And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon Him.

John 1:32

It is the spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.

John 6:63

Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? the words that I speak to you I speak not of Myself: but the Father that dwells in Me, He does the works.

John 14:10

Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, neither knows Him: but you know Him; for He dwells with you, and shall be in you.

John 14:17

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you.

John 14:26

However when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come.

John 16:13

But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses to Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth.

Acts 1:8

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts 2:4

Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, He has shed forth this, which you now see and hear.

Acts 2:33

Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 2:38

But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God.

Acts 7:55

And it cam to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for you, before I be taken away from you. and Elisha said, I pray you, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.

2 Kings 2:9

Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John: who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (for as yet He was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

Acts 8:14–17

And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

Acts 8:39

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.

Acts 10:38

Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that He said, John indeed baptized with water; but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.

Acts 11:16

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus have made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

Romans 8:1–5

But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.

Romans 8:9

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwells in you.

Romans 8:11

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Romans 8:14

The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.

Romans 8:16

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Romans 15:13

For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

1 Corinthians 1:17

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

1 Corinthians 2:4–5

Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

1 Corinthians 3:16

What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?

1 Corinthians 6:19

Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 12:3

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:8–10

Now He which establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, is God.

2 Corinthians 1:21

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Galatians 5:16

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Ephesians 6:17

For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 4:16–18

Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, to obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you, and peace, be multiplied.

1 Peter 1:2

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

2 Peter 1:21

But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 1:7

But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things. I have not written to you because you know not the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son.

1 John 2:20–22

But the anointing which you have received of Him abides in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him.

1 John 2:27

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

1 John 4:1

We are of God: he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God hears not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

1 John 4:6

 

 

CLOTHED WITH THE SPIRIT

Then touched He their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it to you.

Matthew 9:29

As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

Mark 5:36

And Jesus answering said to them, Have faith in God.

Mark 11:22

Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Luke 6:38

But He turned, and rebuked them, and said, You know not what manner of spirit you are of.

Luke 9:55

God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.

John 4:24

The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

John 10:10

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you.

John 14:26

But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses to Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth.

Acts 1:8

Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 2:38

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Romans 8:7

That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.

Romans 10:9

Moreover, brethren, I would not that you should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea.

1 Corinthians 10:1

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.… For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Now He that has wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 5:1, 4–5

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Galatians 5:16

That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Ephesians 4:22–24

That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Ephesians 4:22–24

For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Colossians 3:3

Who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, but is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

2 Timothy 1:9–10

For to us was the gospel preached, as well as to them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

Hebrews 4:2

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

1 John 4:1


 

 

BIBLICAL EVIDENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM

A new heart also will I give you, and a new Spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments, and do them.

Ezekiel 36:26–27

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out My Spirit.

Joel 2:28–29

I indeed baptize you with water to repentance: but He that comes 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.

Matthew 3:11

I indeed have baptized you with water: but He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

Mark 1:8

And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Mark 4:39

He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned.

Mark 16:16

And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God.

Luke 1:35

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say to you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5

(But this spoke He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

John 7:39

And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever.

John 14:16

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, He shall testify of Me.

John 15:26

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts 2:1–4

Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added to them about three thousand souls.

Acts 2:41

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them, You rulers of the people, and elders of Israel.

Acts 4:8

Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

Acts 8:17

And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.

Acts 10:45–46

And God, which knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as He did to us.

Acts 15:8

And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, he said to them, Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? And they said to him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

Acts 19:1–2

And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spoke with tongues, and prophesied.

Acts 19:6

For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:13

He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the church.

1 Corinthians 14:4

In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.

Ephesians 1:13

And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to the day of redemption.

Ephesians 4:30

The like figure whereto even baptism does also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 3:21


 

 

THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT

LOVE

You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

Leviticus 19:18

But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love them which love you, what reward have you? do not even the publicans the same? And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 5:44–48

Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.

Matthew 22:37

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love one to another.

John 13:34–35

As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you: continue you in My love. If you keep My commandments, you shall abide in My love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in His love. These things have I spoken to you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is My commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:9–13

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:8

Love works no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Romans 13:10

And now abides faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

1 Corinthians 13:13

Let all your things be done with charity.

1 Corinthians 16:14

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also you are called in one body; and be you thankful.

Colossians 3:14–15

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God. He that loves not knows not God; for God is love.

1 John 4:7–8

And we have known and believed the love that God has to us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him.… There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.

1 John 4:16, 18

We love Him, because He first loved us.

1 John 4:19

 

 

JOY

Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions to them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy to our Lord: neither be you sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Nehemiah 8:10

For His anger endures but a moment; in His favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 30:5

My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You; and my soul, which You have redeemed.

Psalm 71:23

Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.

Psalm 97:11–12

He that goes forth and weeps, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Psalm 126:6

A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.

Proverbs 17:22

Then I commended mirth, because a man has no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labor the days of his life, which God gives him under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 8:15

For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Isaiah 55:12

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Isaiah 61:10

Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.

Luke 15:10

These things have I spoken to you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

John 15:11

And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man take from you.

John 16:22

Until now have you asked nothing in My name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.

John 16:24

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Romans 14:17

Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy.

Philippians 1:4

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Philippians 4:4

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

James 1:2–4

 

PEACE

For you shall be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.

Job 5:23

Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

Proverbs 12:20

When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Proverbs 16:7

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You: because he trusts in You.

Isaiah 26:3

Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am Your God: I will strengthen you; yea, I will help you; yea, I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.

Isaiah 41:10

Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.

Jeremiah 33:6

The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, says the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, says the Lord of hosts.

Haggai 2:9

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof.

Matthew 6:34

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

John 16:33

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6–7

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:23

Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.

2 Thessalonians 3:16

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.

Hebrews 12:14

Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

1 Peter 3:11

Casting all your care upon him; for He cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7

 

PATIENCE

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not yourself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.

Psalm 37:7–9

I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, and in His word do I hope.

Psalm 130:5

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Ecclesiastes 7:8–9

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40:30–31

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Jeremiah 29:11

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience.

Romans 5:3

But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Romans 8:25

Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, to all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.

Colossians 1:11

And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

2 Thessalonians 3:5

But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

James 1:4

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9

 

 

 

KINDNESS

But the stranger that dwells with you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 19:34

He that has pity upon the poor lends to the Lord; and that which he has given will He pay him again.

Proverbs 19:17

He that follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Proverbs 21:21

She opens her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

Proverbs 31:26

He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Matthew 5:7

Then shall the King say to them on His right hand, Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry, and you gave Me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink: I was a stranger, and you took Me in: naked, and you clothed Me: I was sick, and you visited Me: I was in prison, and you came to Me.

Matthew 25:34–36

But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the children of the Highest: for He is kind to the unthankful and to the evil.

Luke 6:35

I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Acts 20:35

Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness: otherwise you also shall be cut off.

Romans 11:22

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cling to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another; not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Romans 12:9–13

Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus.

Romans 15:5

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering.

Colossians 3:12

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

James 1:27

Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that you are thereto called, that you should inherit a blessing.

1 Peter 3:8–9

FAITHFULNESS

And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.

Exodus 34:6

Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, which keeps covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations.

Deuteronomy 7:9

But You, O Lord, are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

Psalm 3:3

O love the Lord, all you His saints: for the Lord preserves the faithful, and plentifully rewards the proud doer.

Psalm 31:23

I have not hid Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation: I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation. Withhold not You Your tender mercies from me, O Lord: let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.

Psalm 40:10–11

A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that makes haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

Proverbs 28:20

No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me, says the Lord.

Isaiah 54:17

And you shall seek Me, and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:13

I will even betroth You to Me in faithfulness: and you shall know the Lord.

Hosea 2:20

But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship Him.

John 4:23

He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?

Luke 16:10–12

There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.

1 Corinthians 10:13

So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

Galatians 3:9

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

Hebrews 11:5–6

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from hereafter: Yea, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.

Revelation 14:12–13

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

We are born of the Spirit, and nothing but the Spirit of God can feed that spiritual life. We must live in it, feed in it, walk in it, talk in it, and sleep in it. Hallelujah! We must always be in the Holy Spirit whether asleep or awake. There is a place for man in the Holy Spirit where God has him; he is lost to every man, but he is never lost to God. God can find him any time He wants him. Oh, hallelujah!

The Holy Spirit coming upon an individual changes him and fertilizes his spiritual life. What things are possible if we reach this place and remain in it, that is, abide in it! Only one thing is going to accomplish the purpose of God, which is to be filled with the Spirit. We must yield and submit until our bodies are saturated with God, so that, at any moment, God’s will can be revealed. We need a great hunger and thirst for God.

GOODNESS

And He said, I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.

Exodus 33:19

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Psalm 23:6

I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Psalm 27:13

Oh how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for them that fear You; which You have wrought for them that trust in You before the sons of men!

Psalm 31:19

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusts in Him.

Psalm 34:8

Blessed is the man whom You choose, and cause to approach to You, that he may dwell in Your courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, even of Your holy temple.

Psalm 65:4

For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations.

Psalm 100:5

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

Matthew 12:35

And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

Romans 15:14

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to them who are of the household of faith.

Galatians 6:10

With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men.

Ephesians 6:7

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

James 1:17

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

When the Holy Spirit falls as He did at the beginning, He enlarges the hearts of all the people to live in the Spirit in such a way that there is new vision, new revelation, new equipping for service; new men are created. The baptism of the Holy Spirit means a new creation after the order of the Spirit.

When the Holy Spirit takes hold of you, you will no longer rack your brains or have sleepless nights when preparing your addresses; God will do it. You will have a self-contained library in the Holy Spirit. He has the last thoughts from heaven—the first thoughts for earth.

We must see to it that we are filled with the Holy Spirit’s power and be careful not to rest in any gift. We must be careful not to choose, but to let God’s Holy Spirit manage our lives. We must not smooth down and explain away, but rather “stir up the gift” (2 Tim. 1:6); we must allow God’s Spirit to disturb us and disturb us and disturb us until we yield and yield and yield and the possibility in God’s mind for us becomes an established fact in our lives, with the rivers in evidence meeting the needs of a dying world.

SELF-CONTROL

Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.

Psalm 1:1

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.

Proverbs 16:32

He that has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Proverbs 25:28

A fool utters all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards.

Proverbs 29:11

Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Matthew 26:41

For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

Romans 8:5

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans 12:1–2

What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own? For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

1 Corinthians 6:19–20

For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7

[Be] a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate.

Titus 1:8

Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to them that love Him.

James 1:12

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness.

2 Peter 1:5–6

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

God has promised to fill us. You may be filled with the mighty power of God, and yet, in a way, you may not realize it; still, you may know that you are being used by a power apart from yourself, a power that keeps you from self-exhibition. Just as the sun by its mighty power brings certain resources to nature, I believe the power of God in the human soul, the power filling it with Himself, is capable, by living faith, of bringing about what otherwise could never be accomplished. May God by His Spirit prepare us for what He has to say.

The Holy Spirit is waiting for us. The Holy Spirit has come, and He will not return until the church goes to be with her Lord forever. So when I see people waiting, I know something is wrong. The Holy Spirit is revealing uncleanness, judging, hardness of heart, all impurity. Until the process of cleansing is complete, the Holy Spirit cannot come. But when the body is clean, sanctified, Jesus delights to fill us with His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is preparing our bodies as temples for the Spirit, to be made like Jesus is.

Every one of you, if you have faith, can “stir up the gift” within you. The Holy Spirit can be so manifested in you that you can speak in utterances with tongues as He gives you the ability, even though you may not have actually received the gift of tongues. And I believe that everybody baptized in the Holy Spirit has a right to allow the Spirit to have perfect control and to speak every day, morning, noon, and night, in this way.

If you would get to know your place in the Holy Spirit, it would save you from struggles and burdens and would relieve the whole situation. Get to know your place in the Holy Spirit, and God will bless you.

This is a new day also for those who have been baptized, for the Spirit is an unlimited source of power. He is in no way stationary. Nothing in God is stationary. God has no place for a person who is stationary. The man who is going to catch the fire, hold forth the truth, and always be on the watchtower, is the one who is going to be a beacon for all saints, having a light greater than he would have naturally. He must see that God’s grace, God’s life, and God’s Spirit are a million times mightier than he.

“THE LORD WANTS YOU TO BE IN A SIGNIFICANT PLACE IN WHICH THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS SUCH CONTROL OF YOUR INNER EYES THAT HE MAY REVEAL THE FULLNESS OF THE LORD OF LIFE UNTIL JESUS IS GLORIFIED TREMENDOUSLY BY THE REVELATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, UNTIL HE BECOMES LORD OVER ALL THINGS: YOUR AFFECTIONS, YOUR WILL, YOUR PURPOSES, YOUR PLANS, AND YOUR WISHES FOREVER.”

—SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

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THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT

GIFT OF WISDOM

With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. With Him is wisdom and strength, He has counsel and understanding.

Job 12:12–13

For the Lord gives wisdom: out of His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:6

When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul; discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you.

Proverbs 2:10–11

Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things you can desire are not to be compared to her. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

Proverbs 3:13–17

Forsake her not, and she shall preserve you: love her, and she shall keep you. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.

Proverbs 4:6–7

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. For by me your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life shall be increased. If you be wise, you shall be wise for yourself: but if you scorn, you alone shall bear it.

Proverbs 9:9–12

He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Proverbs 13:20

The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility.

Proverbs 15:33

Through wisdom is a house built; and by understanding it is established: and by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increases strength. For by wise counsel you shall make your war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety. Wisdom is too high for a fool: he opens not his mouth in the gate.

Proverbs 24:3–7

Who is as the wise man? and who knows the interpretation of a thing? a man’s wisdom makes his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

Ecclesiastes 8:1

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.

Jeremiah 33:3

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

Luke 21:15

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be you not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Ephesians 5:15–17

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraids not; and it shall be given him.

James 1:5

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

James 3:17

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

Brothers and sisters, do you want the Holy Spirit? We sing some hymns that speak of the breath of the Holy Spirit. In the Bible, we read that Jesus breathed upon His disciples, and they received the anointing in His breath (John 20:22). As people breathe in the Holy Spirit, they become so possessed with the power of God that they have no possessions in themselves. They simply fall into God, and God takes possession of everything—hands, feet, body, and tongue—for His glory.

The baptism of the Holy Ghost is for revelation. The baptism of the Holy Ghost is to take the things of Jesus and reveal them to us. The baptism of the Holy Ghost is to be a focus.

GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.

Proverbs 4:7

Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

Proverbs 8:10

The heart of him that has understanding seeks knowledge: but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

Proverbs 15:14

The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Proverbs 18:5

Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hastens with his feet sins.

Proverbs 19:2

So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul: when you have found it, then there shall be a reward, and your expectation shall not be cut off.

Proverbs 24:14

Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed Your commandments.

Psalm 119:66

For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

Habakkuk 2:14

That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, to all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.

Colossians 1:10–11

In whom [God] are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Colossians 2:3

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:5–8

GIFT OF FAITH

And Jesus answering says to them, Have faith in God. For verily I say to you, That whosoever shall say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says. Therefore I say to you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.

Mark 11:22–24

And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith.

Luke 17:5

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Romans 3:28

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 1:17

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:17

Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Galatians 2:16

For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:26

For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.

Ephesians 2:8

We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have to all the saints, for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel.

Colossians 1:3–5

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Hebrews 11:1–2

Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:2

Yea, a man may say, You have faith, and I have works: show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

James 2:18

For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.

1 John 5:4

Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold temptations: that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found to praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see Him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1:6–9

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

The Holy Ghost is the manifestation of God’s Son. The manifestation of the revelation of God’s Son by the Holy Ghost, the Holy Ghost, always revealing Him to us as divine, as so uniquely divine that He is in power of overcoming, He is in power of purity, He is in power of rising all the time. And the Holy Ghost is shed abroad in our hearts for the very purpose that we may know that that which is in us has to go on to development. It must not cease development. The Holy Ghost is there for creating development and for moving us out as the Lord would have us to be.

When you received the Holy Ghost, it is certain the Lord is pleased with where you got to, but it is not where you are going to. Every man is sanctified, but no man in this place has received sanctification who has not an increased sanctification.

There is a place where God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, reigns supreme in our lives. The Spirit reveals, unfolds, takes of the things of Christ and shows them to us (John 16:15), and prepares us to be more than a match for satanic forces.

GIFT OF HEALING

And said, If you will diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord your God, and will do that which is right in His sight, and will give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that heals you.

Exodus 15:26

The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: You will make all his bed in his sickness.

Psalm 41:3

Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to your navel, and marrow to your bones.

Proverbs 3:7–8

There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 12:18

Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.

Jeremiah 33:6

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

Matthew 9:35

But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell Him of her. And He came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered to them.

Mark 1:30–31

And all things, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

Matthew 21:22

And He said to them, In what place soever you enter into a house, there abide till you depart from that place. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. And they went out, and preached that men should repent. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

Mark 6:10–13

By stretching forth Your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of Your holy child Jesus.

Acts 4:30

And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.… Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about to Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.

Acts 5:12, 15–16

To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:9

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, they shall be forgiven him.

James 5:14–15

Who His own self bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed.

1 Peter 2:24

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

This filling of the Spirit will make your life effective, so that even the people in the stores where you shop will want to leave your presence because they are brought under conviction.

You can hardly go to a place now where God is not pouring out His Spirit upon hungry hearts. God has promised to pour out His Spirit upon all flesh, and His promises never fail. Our Christ is risen. His salvation was not a thing done in a corner. Truly He was a man of glory who went to Calvary for us in order that He might free us from all that would mar and hinder, that He might transform us by His grace and bring us out from under the power of the enemy into the glorious power of God.

It is impossible to overestimate the importance of being filled with the Spirit. It is impossible for us to meet the conditions of the day, to “walk in the light as He is in the light” (1 John 1:7), to subdue kingdoms and work righteousness and bind the power of Satan, unless we are filled with the Holy Spirit.

GIFT OF MIRACLES

You are the God that does wonders: You have declared Your strength among the people.

Psalm 77:14

Seek the Lord, and His strength: seek His face evermore. Remember His marvelous works that He has done; His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth.

Psalm 105:4–5

He sent His word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

Psalm 107:20

And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Remove here to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you.

Matthew 17:20

Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works’ sake. Verily, verily, I say to you, He that believes 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.

John 14:11–12

And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

Acts 2:43

By stretching forth Your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of Your holy child Jesus.

Acts 4:30

Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about to Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

Romans 15:19

Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

2 Corinthians 12:12

How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by them that heard Him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to His own will?

Hebrews 2:3–4

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

We can never be filled with the Holy Spirit as long as there is any human craving for our own wills. Selfishness must be destroyed.

This should teach us that there is a need for every one of us to be filled with the Spirit of God. It is not sufficient just to have a touch of God or to usually have a desire for God. There is only one thing that will meet the needs of the people today, and that is to be immersed in the life of God—God taking you and filling you with His Spirit, until you live right in God, and God lives in you, so that “whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do,” it will all be for the “glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31).

GIFT OF PROPHECY

And He said, Hear now My words: If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make Myself known to him in a vision, and will speak to him in a dream.

Numbers 12:6

I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like to you, and will put My words in his mouth; and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken to My words which he shall speak in My name, I will require it of him.

Deuteronomy 18:18–19

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out My Spirit.

Joel 2:28–29

And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.

Acts 2:17

And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers.

Ephesians 4:11

Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.… And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

1 Corinthians 12:4, 6–7

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:2

Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.

1 Corinthians 14:1

But he that prophesies speaks to men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

1 Corinthians 14:3

Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

1 Thessalonians 5:19–21

But the anointing which you have received of Him abides in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in Him.

1 John 2:27

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

You must understand that God wants you to be continually in the place of prophecy, for everyone who has received the Holy Spirit has a right to prophesy. In 1 Corinthians 14:31, we read, “You can all prophesy one by one.” Now prophecy is far in advance of speaking in tongues, except when you have the interpretation of the speaking in tongues, and then God gives an equivalent to prophecy. In verse 13, we read, “Let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.”

The Holy Spirit wants you to stir up your faith to believe that this word is true—that you have the anointing and that the anointing abides. As you rise up in the morning, believe this wonderful truth; and as you yield to the Spirit’s presence and power, you will find yourself speaking to God in the Spirit, and you will find that you are personally being edified by doing this.

GIFT OF DISCERNING SPIRITS

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Matthew 7:15

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

John 7:24

But he that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? but we have the mind of Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:15–16

Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 12:3

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: but all these works that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will.

1 Corinthians 12:7–11

For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if you receive another spirit, which you have not received, or another gospel, which you have not accepted, you might well bear with him.

2 Corinthians 11:4

Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children.

Ephesians 5:1

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

1 Thessalonians 5:21

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know you the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: and every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

1 John 4:1–3

GIFT OF TONGUES

And these signs shall follow them that believe; in My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Mark 16:17–18

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts 2:1–4

Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

Acts 2:6

Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 2:38

When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spoke with tongues, and prophesied.

Acts 19:5–6

For he that speaks in an unknown tongue speaks not to men, but to God: for no man understands him; howbeit in the spirit he speaks mysteries.

1 Corinthians 14:2

He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the church.

1 Corinthians 14:4

For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. Else when you shall bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupies the room of the unlearned say Amen at your giving of thanks, seeing he understands not what you say? For you verily give thanks well, but the other is not edified. I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than you all: yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

1 Corinthians 14:14–19

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

How important it is that we have the manifestation of “the word of knowledge” in our midst. The same Spirit who brings forth the word of wisdom brings forth the word of knowledge. The revelation of the mysteries of God comes by the Spirit, and we must have a supernatural word of knowledge in order to convey to others the things that the Spirit of God has revealed. The Spirit of God reveals Christ in all His wonderful fullness, and He shows Him to us from the beginning to the end of the Scriptures.

Yes, there is a power, a blessing, an assurance, a rest in the presence of the Holy Spirit. You can feel His presence and know that He is with you. You do not need to spend an hour without this inner knowledge of His holy presence. With His power upon you, there can be no failure. You are above par all the time.

GIFT OF INTERPRETATION OF TONGUES

Whom shall He teach knowledge? and whom shall He make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.

Isaiah 28:9–10

However when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come.

John 16:13

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:8–10

Wherefore let him that speaks in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

1 Corinthians 14:13

I would that you all spoke with tongues but rather that you prophesied: for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

1 Corinthians 14:5

How is it then, brethren? when you come together, every one of you has a psalm, has a doctrine, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done to edifying. If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

1 Corinthians 14:26–28

Let all things be done decently and in order.

1 Corinthians 14:40

And the angel said to me, Wherefore did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and ten horns.

Revelation 17:7

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

When you receive the Holy Spirit, you receive God’s gift, in whom are all the gifts of the Spirit.

There is a big difference between a pump and a spring. The law is a pump; the baptism in the Holy Spirit is a spring. The old pump gets out of order; the parts wear out, and the well runs dry. “The letter kills” (2 Cor. 3:6). But the spring is ever bubbling up, and there is a ceaseless flow direct from the throne of God. There is life.

The baptism of the Spirit is for the purpose of making us sons of God with power. (See Romans 1:4.) We will be conscious of our human limitations, but we will not limit the Holy One who has come to dwell within us. We must believe that since the Holy Spirit has come upon us, we are indeed sons of God with power. Never say “I can’t.” “All things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23). Launch out into the deep and believe that God has His all for you and that you can do all things through Him who strengthens you (Phil 4:13).

“MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT GOD MAKES A DISTINCTION BETWEEN US AND THOSE WHO LIVED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CHURCH. BUT THEY HAVE NO SCRIPTURE FOR THIS. WHEN ANYONE RECEIVES THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, THERE WILL ASSUREDLY BE NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIS EXPERIENCE TODAY AND WHAT WAS GIVEN ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST.”

—SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

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POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

MIGHT OF THE SPIRIT

And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice to Daniel: and the king spoke and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is your God, whom you serve continually, able to deliver you from the lions?

Daniel 6:20

And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

Daniel 11:32

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation; and uphold me with Your free spirit.

Psalm 51:12

And I say also to you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Matthew 16:18

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?

Luke 11:13

And, behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you: but tarry you in the city of Jerusalem, until you be endued with power from on high.

Luke 24:49

And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and says to them, Receive you the Holy Ghost.

John 20:22

What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?

1 Corinthians 6:19

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:5

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

1 Timothy 1:15

PENTECOSTAL POWER

And these signs shall follow them that believe; in My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Mark 16:17–18

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

John 16:7

Until the day in which He was taken up, after that He through the Holy Ghost had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen: to whom also He showed Himself alive after His passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: and, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, says He, you have heard of Me. For John truly baptized with water; but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days from now.

Acts 1:2–5

And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women. Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.

Acts 5:14–15

When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spoke with tongues, and prophesied.

Acts 19:5–6

And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?

Acts 19:15

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.

Romans 8:37

So that you come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:7

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

1 Corinthians 12:7

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

2 Corinthians 4:10

And has put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church.

Ephesians 1:22

Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

Hebrews 1:3

And of the angels He said, Who makes His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire.

Hebrews 1:7

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you.

1 Peter 4:12

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.

1 John 4:4

These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and Kings of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

Revelation 17:14

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

If you are a businessman, you need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. For any kind of business, you need to know the power of the Holy Spirit, because if you are not baptized with the Holy Spirit, Satan has a tremendous power to interfere with the progress of your life. If you come into the baptism of the Holy Spirit, there is a new realm for your business.

The man who is baptized in the Holy Spirit is baptized into a new order altogether. You cannot ever be ordinary after that. You are on an extraordinary plane; you are brought into line with the mind of God. You have come into touch with ideals in every way.

When the Holy Spirit is allowed full reign over the operation of human life, He always works out divine wisdom. And when He gets perfect control of a life, the divine source flows through so that all the people may receive edification in the Spirit.

POWER TO PRESS THROUGH

That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses.

Matthew 8:17

And all things, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

Matthew 21:22

And immediately many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and He preached the word to them.

Mark 2:2

When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the sick of the palsy, Son, your sins be forgiven you.

Mark 2:5

And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

Mark 2:12

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Luke 19:10

For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God by us.

2 Corinthians 1:20

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17

To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.

Ephesians 3:8

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Hebrews 4:15

Who in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears to Him that was able to save Him from death, and was heard in that He feared.

Hebrews 5:7

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded.

James 4:8

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

For when I speak about the Holy Spirit, it is always with reference to revelations of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is only the Revealer of the mighty Christ who has everything for us so that we may never know any weakness. All limitations are gone. And you are now in a place where God has taken the ideal and moved you on with His own velocity, which has a speed beyond all human mind and thought. Glory to God!

Our minds and our bodies—our whole position through the eternal Spirit—always have to be on the ascending position. To descend is to be conformed. To ascend is to be transformed. In this transforming condition, we may, by the power of the Spirit, as God gives us revelation, be lifted up into a very blessed state of fellowship with God, of power with God. And in that place of power with God, we will have power over everything else, for to have all power over the earth, we must first have power with God.

POWER OF THE TONGUE

I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.

Psalm 118:5

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Psalm 141:3

In the multitude of words there wants not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise.

Proverbs 10:19

There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 12:18

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

Proverbs 15:4

He that has knowledge spares his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Proverbs 17:27

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Proverbs 18:21

But I say to you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.

Matthew 12:36–37

With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love.

Ephesians 4:2

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

James 1:26

For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

James 3:2

Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed of mankind: but the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

James 3:5–8

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.

1 Peter 3:10

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

Spiritual power will not have human attainment. The man that is living in the Spirit will not turn aside to please anybody. The man that is filled with the Spirit it is going on with God all the time, and he will cease from his own works.

The Holy Spirit coming upon an individual is capable of changing him, fertilizing his spiritual life, and filling him with such power and grace that he wouldn’t be able to say that anything was impossible but that all things are possible with God (Matt. 19:26). What could happen, what is possible, if we reach this place and stay in it—if we abide in it? Some people have an idea that they have to be doing something. I implore you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, that you see that there is only one thing that is going to accomplish the purposes of God, and that is being in the Spirit. I don’t care how dry the land is. I don’t care how thirsty the land is. I don’t care how many or how few vessels are available. I implore you, in the name of Jesus, to keep in the Spirit. That’s the secret.

POWER TO DO MIRACLES

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for Me?

Jeremiah 32:27

Jesus said to him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.

Mark 9:23

And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Mark 16:20

Judas says to Him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?

John 14:22

And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.

Acts 5:12

And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

Acts 6:8

And He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

2 Corinthians 12:12

But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet show I to you a more excellent way.

1 Corinthians 12:31

And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.

Ephesians 1:19

Now to Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.

Ephesians 3:20

I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13

Wherefore I put you in remembrance that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you by the putting on of my hands.

2 Timothy 1:6

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works.

2 Timothy 3:16–17

Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

1 Timothy 4:14

God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to His own will?

Hebrews 2:4

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, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

James 5:14–16

According as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has called us to glory and virtue.

2 Peter 1:3

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

Before Jesus went to heaven, He told His disciples that they would receive the power of the Holy Spirit upon them, too (Acts 1:8). Thus, through them, His gracious ministry would continue. This power of the Holy Spirit was not only for a few apostles, but even for those who were afar off, even as many as our God would call (Acts 2:39), even for us way down in this century.

There is no stopping point in the Spirit-filled life. We begin at the Cross, the place of disgrace, shame, and death, and that very death brings the power of resurrection life. Then, being filled with the Holy Spirit, we go on “from glory to glory” (2 Cor. 3:18). Let us not forget that possessing the baptism in the Holy Spirit means that there must be an ever increasing holiness.

The Spirit of God can change our nature. God is the Creator. His Word is creative, and if you believe, His creative power can change your whole nature. You can become “children of God” (John 1:12). You cannot reach this altitude of faith alone. No man can keep himself. The all-powerful God spreads His covering over you, saying, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23).

ABIDING IN POWER

I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Jeremiah 17:10

So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.

Ezekiel 37:7

And Jesus, when He was baptized, went up immediately out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened to Him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him: and lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Matthew 3:16–17

And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and says to them, Receive you the Holy Ghost.

John 20:22

For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.

Philippians 2:13

And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans 12:2

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

There are two sides to the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The first condition is that you possess the baptism; the second condition is that the baptism possesses you. The first has to happen before the second can occur. God can so manifest His divine power that all souls can possess, if they are eligible, this blessed infilling of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. There is no limit to it. It cannot be measured. It is without limit because God is behind it, in the middle of it, and through it.

The inward man instantly receives the Holy Spirit with great joy and blessedness. He cannot express it. It is beyond his expression. He received the power of the Spirit, which is the Word.

POWER TO BIND THE ENEMY

Your right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: your right hand, O Lord, has dashed in pieces the enemy. And in the greatness of your excellency You have overthrown them that rose up against You: You sent forth Your wrath, which consumed them as stubble.

Exodus 15:6–7

None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before Me?

Job 41:10

You broke the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gave him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.

Psalm 74:14

The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

Psalm 93:4

Then they cry to the Lord in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses. He makes the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

Psalm 107:28–29

In that day the Lord with His sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and He shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

Isaiah 27:1

Thus says the Lord, which makes a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters.

Isaiah 43:16

That says to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up your rivers.

Isaiah 44:27

Speak, and say, Thus says the Lord God; Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lies in the midst of its rivers, which has said, my river is my own, and I have made it for myself. But I will put hooks in your jaws, and I will cause the fish of your rivers to stick to your scales, and I will bring you up out of the midst of your rivers, and all the fish of your rivers shall stick to your scales. And I will leave you thrown into the wilderness, you and all the fish of your rivers: you shall fall upon the open fields; you shall not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given you for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven.

Ezekiel 29:3–5

Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.

Matthew 12:29

And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 16:19

And these signs shall follow them that believe; in My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.

Mark 16:17

Behold, I give to you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Luke 10:19

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in Me.

Acts 26:18

For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.

1 Peter 5:8

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

The inward man receives the Holy Spirit instantly with great joy and blessedness. He cannot express it. Then the power of the Spirit, this breath of God, takes of the things of Jesus (see John 16:14–15) and sends forth as a river the utterances of the Spirit. Again, when the body is filled with joy, sometimes so inexpressible, and the joy is thrown on the canvas of the mind, the canvas of the mind has great power to move the operation of the tongue to bring out the very depths of the inward heart’s power, love, and joy to us. By the same process, the Spirit, which is the breath of God, brings forth the manifestation of the glory.

When you are in the Spirit and the dry bones surround you and barren conditions are all around you; when you think everything is exactly the opposite of your desires and you can see no deliverance by human power; then, knowing that your condition is known to God and that God wants men and women who are willing to submit and submit and yield and yield to the Holy Spirit until their bodies are saturated and soaked with God, you realize that God your Father has you in such a condition that, at any moment, He can reveal His will to you.

POWER OF THE BLOOD

And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

Exodus 12:13

For this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Matthew 26:28

Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.

Matthew 20:28

Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.

Romans 3:25

When Jesus had lifted up Himself, and saw none but the woman, He said to her, Woman, where are those your accusers? has no man condemned you?

John 8:10

Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

Romans 5:9

In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.

Ephesians 1:7

And, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things to Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

Colossians 1:20

Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.

Hebrews 2:14

And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

Hebrews 10:17

Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.

Hebrews 10:19

You have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin.

Hebrews 12:4

And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.

Hebrews 12:24

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 13:20–21

Forasmuch as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

1 Peter 1:18–19

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death.

Revelation 12:10–11

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

As you live in the Spirit, when you walk down the steps of your house, the devil will have to flee before you. You will be more than a conqueror over the devil (Rom. 8:37).

When you received the Holy Spirit, it is certain that the Lord was pleased with the place at which you had arrived, but it is not where you are going to. Every believer is sanctified, but no believer has received sanctification who does not also have an increased sanctification. There is no man being saved today who does not need to have an increased salvation, truth upon truth, “line upon line” (Isa. 28:10), knowing that he is ripe for heaven but that he is also going on to perfection. He is being changed “from glory to glory” (2 Cor. 3:18). The process is wonderful: being saved, being sanctified, being made ready every day!

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is essential for bringing into you a divine, holy fire that burns up all dross and quickens all purity, making you ablaze so that perfect love may continue. The baptism of the Holy Spirit and the baptism of fire are one and the same. The baptism is the infilling of the divine third person of the Trinity.

“OH, IF I COULD ONLY STIR YOU UP TO SEE THAT, AS YOU ARE FAITHFUL IN THE HUMBLEST ROLE, GOD CAN FILL YOU WITH HIS SPIRIT, MAKE YOU A CHOSEN VESSEL FOR HIMSELF, AND PROMOTE YOU TO A PLACE OF MIGHTY MINISTRY IN THE SALVATION OF SOULS AND IN THE HEALING OF THE SICK! NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE TO A PERSON FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.”

—SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

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GOING DEEPER

THIRSTING FOR FULLNESS

You love righteousness, and hate wickedness: therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness above Your fellows.

Psalm 45:7

But I say to you, That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Matthew 5:28

But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.

John 1:12

Philip says to Him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficed us.

John 14:8

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

John 16:33

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to Me, and drink. He that believes on Me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spoke He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

John 7:37–39

And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your own name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one, as We are.… I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

John 17:11, 14

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

Acts 4:13

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:2

The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

1 Corinthians 15:47

For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would.

Galatians 5:17

For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.

Philippians 2:13

Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.

Philippians 3:8

Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.

Hebrews 2:14

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

James 1:14

You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it upon your lusts.

James 4:3

Be patient therefore, brethren, to the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waits for the precious fruit of the earth, and has long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

James 5:7

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

As you come closer to God, the Spirit reveals His holiness and shows us a new plan for the present and the future. The height and depth, the breadth and length of God’s inheritance for us are truly wonderful.

With the gifts of the Spirit should come the fruit of the Spirit. With wisdom we should have love, with knowledge we should have joy, and with faith we should have the fruit of peace. Faith is always accompanied by peace. Faith always rests. Faith laughs at impossibilities. Salvation is by faith, through grace, and “it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8).

The power of God is beyond all our conception. The trouble is that we do not have the power of God in a full manifestation because of our finite thoughts, but as we go on and let God have His way, there is no limit to what our limitless God will do in response to a limitless faith. But you will never get anywhere unless you are in constant pursuit of all the power of God.

MINISTRY OF THE SPIRIT

I delight to do Your will, O my God: yea, Your law is within my heart.

Psalm 40:8

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:4

But Jesus said, Permit little children, and forbid them not, to come to Me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 19:14

And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say to Him, Lord, is it I?

Matthew 26:22

For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

John 1:17

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you.

John 14:26

And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And Jesus answered and said, Suffer you thus far. And He touched his ear, and healed him. Then Jesus said to the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to Him, Be you come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?

Luke 22:50–52

Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Romans 6:4

I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Romans 7:25

For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

1 Corinthians 4:20

You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men. Forasmuch as you 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, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

2 Corinthians 3:2–3

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

2 Corinthians 3:5–6

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness.

Ephesians 6:14

To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Colossians 1:27

Because it is written, Be you holy; for I am holy.

1 Peter 1:16

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life.

1 John 1:1

But the anointing which you have received of Him abides in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in Him.

1 John 2:27

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

I believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the speaking in tongues, and I believe that every man who is baptized in the Holy Spirit will “speak with other tongues, as the Spirit [gives him] utterance” (Acts 2:4). I believe in the Holy Spirit. And if you are filled with the Spirit, you will be superabounding in life, and living waters will flow from you.

As we are filled with the Holy Spirit, God purposes that like our Lord, we should love righteousness and hate lawlessness. I see that there is a place for us in Christ Jesus where we are no longer under condemnation but where the heavens are always open to us. I see that God has a realm of divine life opening up to us where there are boundless possibilities, where there is limitless power, where there are untold resources, and where we have victory over all the power of the Devil.

I believe that, as we are filled with the desire to press on into this life of true holiness, desiring only the glory of God, nothing can hinder our true advancement.

IMMERSED IN THE SPIRIT

But know that the Lord has set apart him that is godly for Himself: the Lord will hear when I call to Him.

Psalm 4:3

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Psalm 126:5

When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Proverbs 16:7

Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may you also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

Jeremiah 13:23

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out My Spirit.

Joel 2:28–29

In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, Holiness to the Lord; and the pots in the Lord’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar.

Zechariah 14:20

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

Malachi 4:5–6

I indeed have baptized you with water: but He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

Mark 1:8

However when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come. He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine, and shall show it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine: therefore said I, that He shall take of Mine, and shall show it to you.

John 16:13–15

And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what will You have me to do? And the Lord said to him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told you what you must do.

Acts 9:6

And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren to the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come here also.

Acts 17:6

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans 12:1–2

For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:16

For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.

Philippians 2:13

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:23

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

Hebrews 11:5

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

God wants us to understand that whatever it costs, whatever it means, we must have a personal incoming of this life of God, this Holy Spirit, this divine person.

I want you to think about what it really means to receive the Holy Spirit. We are born again “not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God” (1 Pet. 1:23). The Word “lives and abides forever” (v. 23). We are born again by the incorruptible power of God. It is His plan for us. This divine power is beyond anything that the human mind can conceive. We must have a divine mind in order to understand divine things.

When the Holy Spirit comes, He clothes and anoints the Christ who is already within the believer, who will be just the same only so much different; the power of the Spirit of the life of Christ is now being manifested in a new way, for this is the plan of God. You should be filled with the matter of the Word, for that is the life.

LIVING HOLY

Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? You stretched out your right hand, the earth swallowed them. You in Your mercy have led forth the people which You have redeemed: You have guided them in Your strength to Your holy habitation.

Exodus 15:11–13

Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be you holy: for I am the Lord your God. And you shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the Lord which sanctify you.

Leviticus 20:7–8

And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 10:12

But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all His ways, and to keep His commandments, and to cling to Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Joshua 22:5

And Samuel said, Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

1 Samuel 15:22

Give to the Lord, you kindreds of the people, give to the Lord glory and strength. Give to the Lord the glory due to His name: bring an offering, and come before Him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

1 Chronicles 16:28–29

And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve Him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the Lord searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts: if you seek Him, He will be found of you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off for ever.

1 Chronicles 28:9

O that you had hearkened to My commandments! Then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea.

Isaiah 48:18

But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people: and walk you in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well to you.

Jeremiah 7:23

Thus will I magnify Myself, and sanctify Myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord.

Ezekiel 38:23

And has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David.

Luke 1:69

That He would grant to us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of our life.

Luke 1:74–75

But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end everlasting life.

Romans 6:22

But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

Romans 7:6

But of Him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.

1 Corinthians 1:30

And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

2 Corinthians 6:16

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 Corinthians 7:1

According as He has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.

Ephesians 1:4

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Philippians 4:8

To the end He may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.

1 Thessalonians 3:13

For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.

1 Thessalonians 4:7

And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

Titus 3:14

By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Hebrews 10:10

For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness.

Hebrews 12:10

Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: for our God is a consuming fire.

Hebrews 12:28–29

But as He which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be you holy; for I am holy.

1 Peter 1:15–16

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

The Holy Spirit wants you to sweep through darkness. The Holy Spirit wants to fill you with truth. The Holy Spirit wants to stimulate you in liberty. The Holy Spirit wants you to rise higher and higher.

If we are filled with the Spirit, then, in the hard place where the test comes, like the three Hebrew children, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, our testimony is, “We have no need to answer you in this matter.… Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us” (Dan. 3:16–17). You cannot give thanks under such circumstances unless you are filled with the Spirit.

I have seen people filled with the Holy Spirit who used to be absolutely helpless, and when the power of God took their bodies, they became like young men instead of old, withered people. This is the power of the Holy Spirit.

LIVING WITH GENTLENESS

You have also given me the shield of Your salvation: and Your gentleness has made me great.

2 Samuel 22:36

You have also given me the shield of Your salvation: and Your right hand has held me up, and Your gentleness has made me great.

Psalm 18:35

A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Proverbs 15:1

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

Proverbs 15:4

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

Isaiah 40:11

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 5:5

Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? And then he will spoil his house.

Matthew 12:29

Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering yourself, lest you also be tempted.

Galatians 6:1

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Galatians 5:25

For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.

Ephesians 2:8–9

With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love.

Ephesians 4:2

Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

Philippians 4:5

And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you.

1 Thessalonians 3:12

But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

1 Timothy 6:11

To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness to all men.

Titus 3:2

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man works not the righteousness of God.

James 1:19–20

So speak you, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment.

James 2:12–13

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

James 3:17

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.

1 Peter 3:15

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

Some people get a wrong idea of the baptism. The baptism is nothing less than the third person of the blessed Trinity coming down from the glory, the Spirit of the triune God—who carries out the will of the Father and the Son—dwelling in your body, revealing the truth to you, and causing you sometimes to say “Ah!” until your heart yearns with compassion, as Jesus yearned, so that you travail as He travailed, mourn as He mourned, groan as He groaned. It cannot be otherwise with you. You cannot get this thing in a merely passive way. It does not come that way. But, glory to God, it does come.

It is no little thing to be baptized with the Spirit; it is “the Promise of the Father” (v. 4). Jesus must be there, and the Holy Spirit also, bringing us to the place where we can be baptized. Are you going to treat it as a great thing? What do you really believe it is? I believe that when the Holy Spirit comes, He comes to crown the King. And from that day, the King gets His rightful place, and we don’t have to claim anything; He becomes King of all situations.

LIVING WITH GRACE

For if you turn again to the Lord, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away His face from you, if you return to Him.

2 Chronicles 30:9

For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.

John 3:17

Verily, verily, I say to you, He that hears My word, and believes on Him that sent Me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death to life.

John 5:24

God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, that You might be justified in Your sayings, and might overcome when You are judged.

Romans 3:4

Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all.

Romans 4:16

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace.

Romans 6:14

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

Romans 11:6

But by the grace of God I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

1 Corinthians 15:10

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.

2 Corinthians 9:8

And He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together with Christ, by grace you are saved.

Ephesians 2:4–5

For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.

Ephesians 2:8–9

Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Philippians 1:11

Which is come to you, as it is in all the world; and brings forth fruit, as it does also in you, since the day you heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth.

Colossians 1:6

But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior; that being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Titus 3:4–7

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:15–16

Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.

Hebrews 12:15

But He gives more grace. Wherefore He says, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

James 4:6

Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has called us to glory and virtue.

2 Peter 1:2–3

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

2 Peter 3:18

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 4:10

Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

2 John 1:3

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

When I come into the presence of God, He takes the things of the Spirit and reveals them to me. Our hearts are comforted and built up. And there is no way to warm a heart more than by the heart that first touched the flame. There must be the heavenly fires burning within.

Oh, the blessedness of being brought into a life of dependence upon the power of the Holy Spirit. Henceforth, we know that we are nothing without Him; we are absolutely dependent upon Him. I am absolutely nothing without the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit. Oh, for a life of absolute dependence! It is through a life of dependence that there is a life of power. If you are not there, get alone with God.

Only by the Spirit can we understand what is spiritual. We cannot understand it on our own. We have to be spiritual to understand it. No man can understand the Word of God without his being quickened by the new nature. The Word of God is for the new nature. The Word of God is for the new life, to quicken mortal flesh.

Do not forget that the Holy Spirit did not come as a cleanser. The Holy Spirit is not a cleanser; the Holy Spirit is a revealer of imperfection that can only be cleansed by the blood of Jesus. After the blood has cleansed you, you need the Word of God, for the Word of God is the only power that creates anew. Life comes through the Word. The Word is the Son; the Word is the life of the Son. He who has received the Son has received life; he who has not received the Son has not received life (John 3:36).

“HAVE GOD’S MIND ON THIS: GOD SAYS YOU HAVE TO OVERCOME THE WORLD, THAT YOU HAVE TO HAVE THIS INCORRUPTIBLE, UNDEFILED POSITION NOW WITHIN THE HUMAN BODY, TRANSFORMING YOUR MIND, EVEN YOUR VERY NATURE, REALIZING THE SUPERNATURAL POWER WORKING THROUGH YOU.”

—SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

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A SPIRIT-LED LIFE

ASSURANCE

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38–39

For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed to him against that day.

2 Timothy 1:12

And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.

1 John 3:19

He that has the Son has life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life. These things have I written to you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe on the name of the Son of God.

1 John 5:12–13

BATTLE FOR YOUR MIND

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:18

The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Proverbs 20:27

And Jesus answered and said to them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

Matthew 24:4

And He said to them, Take heed what you hear: with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you: and to you that hear shall more be given.

Mark 4:24

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.

Luke 4:18

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, If you continue in My word, then are you My disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 8:31–32

You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

John 8:44

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:4–5

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you hereafter walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind.

Ephesians 4:17

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Philippians 4:6–8

Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son.

Colossians 1:13

Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind.

Colossians 2:18

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.

2 Thessalonians 2:3

Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:5

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who secretly shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

2 Peter 2:1

Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.

1 John 3:7

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

God’s command is for us to “be filled with the Spirit” (Eph. 5:18). We are no good if we have only a full cup. We need to have an overflowing cup all the time. It is a tragedy not to live in the fullness of overflowing. See that you never live below the overflowing tide.

May God take us on and on into this glorious fact of faith, so that we may be so in the Holy Spirit that God will work through us along the lines of the miraculous and along the lines of prophecy. When we are operating in the Spirit, we will always know that it is no longer we but He who is working through us, bringing forth what is in His own divine good pleasure (Phil. 2:13).

As you yield to the Spirit of the Lord, He has power over your intellect, over your heart, and over your voice. The Holy Spirit has power to unveil Christ and to project the vision of Christ upon the canvas of your mind. Then He uses your tongue to glorify and magnify Him in a way that you could never do apart from the Spirit’s power.

BOLDNESS

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Matthew 10:16

The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.

Romans 8:16–17

Now thanks be to God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the savor of His knowledge by us in every place.

2 Corinthians 2:14

And such trust have we through Christ to toward God: not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.

2 Corinthians 3:4–5

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:6

BREAKTHROUGHS

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings shall you trust: His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day.

Psalm 91:3–5

The Lord your God in the midst of you is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over you with singing. I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of you, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict you: and I will save her that halts, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame. At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, says the Lord.

Zephaniah 3:17–20

To the intent that now to the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.

Ephesians 3:10

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

As we are filled with the Holy Spirit, our one desire is to glorify Him. We need to be filled with the Spirit to get the full revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ.

In Romans 8:27, we read, “He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” Many times, as we speak to God in an unknown tongue, we are in intercession; and as we pray thus in the Spirit, we pray according to the will of God. And there is such a thing as the Spirit making intercession “with groanings which cannot be uttered” (v. 26).

Beloved, if there is anything in your life that in any way resists the power of the Holy Spirit and the entrance of His Word into your heart and life, drop on your knees and cry aloud for mercy. When the Spirit of God is waiting at your heart’s door, do not resist Him; instead, open your heart to the touch of God.

CONFORMING TO THE SPIRIT

And you shall know that I am the Lord: for you have not walked in My statutes, neither executed My judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round about you.

Ezekiel 11:12

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

Romans 14:19

Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion has light with darkness?

2 Corinthians 6:14

Wherefore come out from among them, and be you separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

2 Corinthians 6:17–18

As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: but as He which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner of conversation.

1 Peter 1:14–15

CRY OF THE SPIRIT

For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb.

Luke 1:15

Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

Luke 3:2–3

Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Luke 3:5–6

And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you? And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Are you Elijah? And he says, I am not. Are you that prophet? And he answered, No.… He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaiah.

John 1:19–21, 23

And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and It abode upon Him. And I knew Him not: but He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said to me, Upon whom you shall see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, the same is He which baptizes with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bore record that this is the Son of God.

John 1:32–34

Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 2:38

And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

Hebrews 12:13

But the anointing which you have received of Him abides in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in Him.

1 John 2:27

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

Before the Holy Spirit can have His way within you, you must be cleansed from your own evil appetites; there must be a body prepared for the Holy Spirit.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is necessary, for then the Holy Spirit will so reveal the Word in the body that it will be like a sword; it will cut between the soul and the spirit; it will cut it right out until the soulishness cannot long to indulge in things contrary to the mind of God and the will of God anymore. Don’t you want rest? How long are you going to wait before you enter into that rest? “There remains therefore a rest for the people of God” (Heb. 4:9). God wants you to enter into that rest.

So the Holy Spirit is to make us ready for every perfect work, ready in such a way that opportunities are taken advantage of. Just as much as if the Lord Jesus were in the world, we must be in the world, ready for the glorious, blessed anointing and equipping for service. In this way, the powers of hell will not prevail (Matt. 16:18); we will bind the powers of Satan. We will be in a great position to engage in spiritual battle.

GIFTS FROM THE SPIRIT

I indeed baptize you with water to repentance. but He that comes 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.

Matthew 3:11

While Peter yet spoke these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.

Acts 10:44–46

Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith.

Romans 12:6

Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.… And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

1 Corinthians 12:4, 6–7

Even so you, forasmuch as you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that you may excel to the edifying of the church.

1 Corinthians 14:12

I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than you all: yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

1 Corinthians 14:18–19

And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.

Ephesians 4:11–12

Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give yourself wholly to them; that your profiting may appear to all.

1 Timothy 4:14–15

As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God gives: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:10–11

OUR INHERITANCE

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

Psalm 16:9

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple.

Psalm 27:4

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.

Psalm 51:17

Verily, verily, I say to you, we speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and you receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man has ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

John 3:11–13

And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

Acts 20:32

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

2 Corinthians 5:1

Wherefore you are no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Galatians 4:7

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.

Ephesians 1:3

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.

Ephesians 1:18

Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effectual working of His power.

Ephesians 3:7

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides for ever.

1 Peter 1:23

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

To me, the baptism of the Holy Spirit is not a goal; it is an infilling that allows us to reach the highest level, the holiest position that it is possible for human nature to reach. The baptism of the Holy Spirit comes to reveal Him who is filled fully with God. So I see that to be baptized with the Holy Spirit is to be baptized into death, into life, into power, into fellowship with the Trinity, where we cease to be and God takes us forever.

In the baptism of the Holy Spirit, there is unlimited grace and endurance as the Spirit reveals Himself to us. The excellency of Christ can never be understood apart from illumination. And I find that the Holy Spirit is the great Illuminator who makes me understand all the depths of Him.

The Holy Spirit is the great Motivator of us all. He receives all, He disburses all, and He sends out the wonderful manifestations after He has had the call. So we must have life in the Spirit, united, illuminated, transformed all the time by this glorious regenerating power of the Spirit. May God reveal that it is for us all.

SPEAKING TO MOUNTAINS

The mountains melted from before the Lord, even that Sinai from before the Lord God of Israel.

Judges 5:5

He puts forth His hand upon the rock; He overturns the mountains by the roots.

Job 28:9

I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.

Isaiah 42:15

The mountains saw You, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high.

Habakkuk 3:10

For verily I say to you, That whosoever shall say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says.

Mark 11:23

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

But as you live in the Spirit, you move, act, eat, drink, and do everything to the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31). Our message is always this: “Be filled with the Spirit.” This is God’s place for you, and it is as far above the natural life as the heavens are above the earth. Yield yourself so that God will fill you.

God does not want us to fall but to be kept by His grace from falling, and He wants us to strive for holiness. I see the Word of God is the living Word, and Jesus is the Author of the Word. The Holy Spirit is the enlightener of the Word. If you look at Acts 1, you will see these words: “He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments.”

I want you to have an inward knowledge that there is a power in you that is greater than any other power. And I trust that, by the help of the Spirit, I may bring you into a place of deliverance, a place of holy sanctification where you dare to stand against the “wiles of the devil” (Eph. 6:11), drive them back, and cast them out.

THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 3:5–7

So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Isaiah 55:11

And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 16:19

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Luke 4:18–19

And He said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

Luke 18:27

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you.

John 14:26

And hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given to us.

Romans 5:5

And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:28

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

2 Peter 1:20

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God abides for ever.

1 John 2:15–17

TEACHING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.

Job 33:4

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say to you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5

Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, neither knows Him: but you know Him; for He dwells with you, and shall be in you.

John 14:17

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you.

John 14:26

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, He shall testify of Me.

John 15:26

However when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come.

John 16:13

And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God.

Luke 1:35

The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.

Romans 8:16

But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.

1 Corinthians 2:10

In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.

Ephesians 1:13

And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to the day of redemption.

Ephesians 4:30

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

Titus 3:5

INSIGHTS ON FAITH FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

Jesus, our Mediator and Advocate, was filled with the Holy Spirit. He commanded His followers concerning these days we are in and gave instructions about the time through the Holy Spirit. I can see that if we are going to accomplish anything, we are going to accomplish it because we are under the power of the Holy Spirit.

Beloved, if you come into perfect line with the grace of God, one thing will certainly take place in your life. You will change from that old position of the world where you are judging everybody and not trusting anybody, and you will come into a place where you will have a heart that will believe all things, a heart that under no circumstances retaliates when you are insulted.

The Holy Spirit wants everybody to see the unveiling of Jesus. The unveiling of Jesus is to take away yourself and to place Him in you, to take away all your human weakness and put within you that wonderful Word of eternal power and of eternal life that makes you believe that all things are possible.

YOU’VE RECEIVED, NOW BELIEVE

My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments: for length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to you.

Proverbs 3:1–2

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8

Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 28:19

And these signs shall follow them that believe; in My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.

Mark 16:17

In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.

John 1:4

Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world comes, and has nothing in Me.

John 14:30

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Romans 5:2

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:2

But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

1 Corinthians 11:32

For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.

2 Corinthians 5:4

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Colossians 3:2

Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him.

Colossians 3:9–10

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also you are called in one body; and be you thankful.

Colossians 3:15

And whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.

Colossians 3:17

But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior; that being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Titus 3:4–7

But whoso looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

James 1:25

Forasmuch then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin; that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

1 Peter 4:1–2

He that loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and knows not where he goes, because that darkness has blinded his eyes.

1 John 2:10–11

“HALLELUJAH! THE SPIRIT BREATHES, THE SPIRIT LIFTS, THE SPIRIT RENEWS, THE SPIRIT QUICKENS. HE BRINGS LIFE WHERE DEATH WAS. HE BRINGS TRUTH WHERE NO VISION WAS. HE BRINGS REVELATION, FOR GOD IS IN THAT MAN. HE IS IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT, LOST, HIDDEN, CLOTHED, FILLED, AND RESURRECTED.”

—SMITH WIGGLESWORTH

 

Wigglesworth, S. (2017). The Greatest Bible Promises for the Anointing of the Holy Spirit (pp. 3–218). New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House.

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