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For author Smith Wigglesworth, life was a continual adventure. Always trusting God, even in the most hopeless situations, he had total confidence in the power of Christ. Join this late evangelist in the great adventure called "faith," where miracles were daily events. Witness the many accounts of deliverance from diabetes, tuberculosis, demon possession, and even death. Prepare to be overwhelmed as the seed of faith begins to expand and grow in your heart. Watch as God moves, touching lives with healing and deliverance--miracles that follow as signs of the power of faith. Your faith, great or small, can multiply ever increasingly as it overflows into the lives around you, bringing glory to God and blessings to the world!
1. Have Faith in God
2. Deliverance to the Captives
3. The Power of the Name
4. Do You Want to Be Made Well?
5. I Am the Lord Who Heals You
6. He Himself Took Our Infirmities
7. Our Risen Christ 8. Righteousness
9. The Words of This Life
10. Life in the Spirit
11. What It Means to Be Full of the Holy Spirit
12. Biblical Evidence of the Baptism
13. Concerning Spiritual Gifts
14. The Word of Knowledge and the Working of Miracles
15. Gifts of Healing and the Working of Miracles
16. The Gift of Prophecy
17. The Discerning of Spirits
18. The Gift of Tongues
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Studio: Whitaker House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2001
Publisher WHITAKER #54
ISBN 0883686333 ISBN13 9780883686331 UPC 630809686336
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More About Smith Wigglesworth
Smith Wigglesworth was a plumber in the English countryside who witnessed to his friends. Upon becoming Spirit-filled, he embarked on an evangelistic adventure that led him on an international journey of preaching and encounters of divine healing, leading thousands to Christ until his death at the age of eighty-seven.
Smith Wigglesworth was born in 1859 and died in 1947.
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In reference to Biblically Unsound Oct 13, 2008
In your reference to this...........(Lastly, in one instance, Wigglesworth claims that a man experienced a temporary, partial healing and that he had to pray for the man a second time in order for him to be fully healed. Now, let me say this. I do believe that God still heals today. But I also believe that Satan can counterfit healing. I believe, that is what most, if not all of the "healings" performed by Wigglesworth were. Also, as with most Charismatics, the healings were for mainly for internal problems. Wigglesworth almost never says that the "healing" was verified by a doctor. Anyone who knows even a little about Scripture knows that Jesus performed numerous healings, as did the Apostles after Pentecost. Peter and Paul also healed people. Every single time, without exception, when someone was healed in Scripture, three things happened. The healing was total, immediate and permanent. No one who was healed ever had to come back to be healed a second time. Jesus never once partially healed a disease or physical ailment. He healed the person completely so that no trace of the sickness or disease remained.)
Indeed when Jesus healed a blind man He had to do it twice. The first time the blind man could only see shadows then Jesus did a second part.
And you know be carfull and slandering those who directly point to Christ and Preach Christ and salvation, Jesus said "if they are not against me then they are for me leave them alone" Mark 10:38-40
All im saying is Did you meet him? Did you see anything that he did in his ministry? Did you read anything that does not point to Christ? (regardless of some of his views) I believe your answer to all of these will be a No! So do not let your tongue lead you to SIN. For it holds the power of life and death.
If you want to rebuke some one who is alive and doing what you consider is wrong...then by all means go for it but do it according to scripture...WITH OUT LOVE YOU ARE IN THE WRONG!! You will only be a clanging cymbal. My friend so please be careful and not let your tongue lead you into sin that it may hinder your blessings and ministry. A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
The enamy wants you to be in an uproar about others he did the same thing to Peter Jesus was always putting him in his place, but He still loved peter and gave him so much Grace. To know God and Jesus is to know Love and Grace intimately.
In His Name
Wigglesworth - A Rare Breed Apr 13, 2006
"Ever Increasing Faith" is a great collection of faith challenging, faith building sermons from a man who was apparently not as scholasticly correct and intellectually endowed as one or two of this book's reviewers; but witnesses and records indicate that Wigglesworth may very well have been like a man named James, who wrote, "Show me your faith without works, and I will show you my faith by my works". I could probably find several theological mistakes in the sermon's compiled in this book as well, but I find it impossible to focus on those minor points when the main focus in every Smith Wigglesworth message was none other than an exhortation to have faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. The Lord certainly knew of every incorrect statement Brother Smith made in his sermons, but He was apparently too busy working in and through a man sold out to Jesus and the great commission, to be so terribly concerned with the small stuff. Without faith it is impossible to please God. And to those with a desire to please Him --- those with a discerning spirit --- and especially those who really know the Word... Faith is exactly what jumps out of the pages of this book and motivates the servant of God.
Miracle Man Dec 8, 2005
Smith Wigglesworth was one of the great men of God in the last 150 years. God used him to heal many and to raise some from the dead. Smith was a conduit of Gods love, compassion, and healing. I could only pray that I will be and that my generation would have some like him.
Biblically unsound Apr 24, 2005
It concerns me that not one previous reviewer recognized the Biblical problems that run through out this book.
This book is absolutely riddled with unbiblical teachings. I will list 7 unscriptural teachings that I found in this book. I'm sure there are others, but these are the ones that jumped out to me.
First, Smith Wigglesworth teaches throughout this book that sickness is always demonic and it is caused by sin. According to Wigglesworth there is no other possible cause for sickness. He also teaches repeatidly that if a person is not healed, the reason is a lack of faith.
The Bible, however teaches something very different. Yes, sickness can be the result of sin. For example, Miriam being struck with leprosy. But that is not the ONLY cause of sickness in Scripture. the Bible lists at least two other causes.
In fact, Jesus Himself confronted this very issue. Right before He healed the man born blind, someone asked Him "Who sinned, this man or his parents?" John 9:22-23 give Jesus's response. He replied "Neither this man nor his parents sinned. But this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life." Another verse that refutes this teaching is Exodus 4:11 which says "Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord?"
A second possible cause of sickness according to Scripture is that it comes from Satan. The best example of this is Job. But Jesus also heals a woman who couldn't stand upright as the result of a spirit (Luke 13:11-13)
In his excellent book "Charismatic Chaos" John MacArthur has this to say "Suggesting that someone's sickness is necessarily related to personal sin is as unfeeling and cruel as telling people they are not healed because they lack faith." I wholeheartidly agree. Yet, that is precisely what Wigglesworth does over and over again in this book.
The second area of concern is where Wigglesworth says that he questions whether the Holy Spirit is truly present without the gifts of the Spirit (specifically tongues and healing) That teaching has no basis in Scripture whatsoever. Yes, there were times where amazing things happened and the gifts of the Spirit were present, for example at Pentecost. But there are numerous other examples where the gifts of the Spirit are not even mentioned. This is not an either/or it's a both/and. Sometimes the gifts will be present when the Spirit moves, sometimes they will not.
Third, Wigglesworth teaches that even someone who lacks character can see the Lord. This is refuted in Psalm 66:18 as well as in 1st John 3:6 and 1st John 5:18
Fourth, one of the teachings I found most disturbing is where Wigglesworth says "Do not say "I was saved by faith" or "I was healed by faith." Faith does not save or heal."
Jesus said numerous times that faith DOES heal and save. So, either Wigglesworth is wrong, or Jesus is. But they can't both be true.
For example, to the woman who had an issue of blood for 12 years, Jesus said "Go, your faith has healed you." This story is repeated in Mark and Luke also.
Jesus also said the same thing to the blind beggar whose story is told in Luke 18:42
Jesus also told people their faith had saved them. For example, the sinner woman in the house of Simon the Pharasee Jesus told her. "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace." Other Scriptures that contradict this teaching are Romans 5:1, Romans 3 and Hebrews 11. In addition Ephesians 2:8 says For it is by grace you have been saved, THROUGH FAITH (emphasis mine)
Fifth, there are at least two instances that Wigglesworth claims to have seen Jesus. Once, he claims Jesus appeared at the bed of a sick woman and smiled at him. Another time, Wigglesworth claims to have seen Jesus pass by his window. He describes both encounters in a flippant and casual manner. This bears little resemblence to people in Scripture who saw the Risen Christ. For example, Isaiah. When He saw Christ he replied "Woe is me, for I am undone!" In Revelation 1, John describes what happened when He saw Christ. John tells us he "fell down as though dead." Paul is another example. His life was radically changed after his encounter with the risen Christ. The same is true of the Apostles after they saw Christ after his ressurection.
Sixth, Wigglesworth claims that the reason Ananais and Sapphira were killed is because they doubted God and lacked faith. In Acts 5 tells us exactly why Ananais and Sapphira lost their lives. Peter tells us it was because of their greed and because they lied to the Holy Spirit. To be fair, I think an arguement could be made that it was a lack of faith. But the evidence for that in the biblical account is slim at best. It is dangerous to read something into Scripture that isn't there or to base a doctrine on one verse, taken out of context.
Lastly, in one instance, Wigglesworth claims that a man experienced a temporary, partial healing and that he had to pray for the man a second time in order for him to be fully healed. Now, let me say this. I do believe that God still heals today. But I also believe that Satan can counterfit healings. I believe, that is what most, if not all of the "healings" performed by Wigglesworth were. Also, as with most Charismatics, the healings were for mainly for internal problems. Wigglesworth almost never says that the "healing" was verified by a doctor. Anyone who knows even a little about Scripture knows that Jesus performed numerous healings, as did the Apostles after Pentecost. Peter and Paul also healed people. Every single time, without exception, when someone was healed in Scripture, three things happened. The healing was total, immediate and permanent. No one who was healed ever had to come back to be healed a second time. Jesus never once partially healed a disease or physical ailment. He healed the person completely so that no trace of the sickness or disease remained.
I wish I could say that this type of error is unique to Wigglesworth. Sadly, it's not. In fact, there are many other Charismatic authors who teach the same errors. Every Christian, especially those involved with the Charismatic Movement, must be discerning. As I once heard someone say "Just because something claims to be Christian, doesn't mean it's kosher." Today is seems like anything is acceptable as long as it is labled Christian.
I have nothing against Charismatics as people. I know there are many who truly love the Lord. But we must be extreamly careful about who we allow to teach us.
If anyone would like to read more about the problems with the Charismatic movement, I highly recommend John MacArthur's book "Charismatic Chaos" It deals many of these same issues.
Excellent Jul 29, 2004
I heard Kenneth E. Hagin say that he wore out 4 or 5 copies of this book. It was in one of his radio broadcasts, 'The Will of God in Prayer', if I remember correctly. He also said that he wished he could be as bold as Smith Wigglesworth, but that's just not how he was built. That is not an exact quote, but it was something like that.
This book well known because it is one of the first sets of recorded sermons by Smith Wigglesworth. Within the last decade or so Whitaker House has greatly increased the amount of Wigglesworth's material in print. Many of these books are at least as good as this.
This will take you to another level! Sep 23, 2003
This is an amazing book and is a great try me book. "Greater Works" form brother Wigglesworth is also a great first book. This book is a relatively small book, with one powerful page after another. This book will inspire you to want to read deeper into the Bible, especially acts. If your a Christian that believe's the bible is true and wish you had a bit more time to put aside to read the bible more, this book may be your cure! The Holy Spirit works in this mightily and will motivate you spiritually to seek more depth in scripture! This book is priceless! This book is motivational for all, including non spiritual Christians or yet to be Christians. Simply put..its super powerful!