Smith Wigglesworth, Melbourne, Australia 1922
The Same As at Pentecost
There is much controversy today as regards the genuineness of the Pentecostal work, but there is nothing so convincing as the fact that over fifteen years ago a revival on Holy Ghost lines began, and has never ceased. [The Sunderland Outpouring of 1906. Ed.]
You will find that in every clime throughout the world, God has poured out His Spirit in a remarkable way, in a line parallel with the glorious revival that inaugurated the church of the first century.
People, who could not understand what God was doing when He kept them concentrated in prayer [At Sunderland in Rev. Boddy’s Anglican Church. Ed.], wondered as these days were being brought about by the Holy Ghost, and found themselves in exactly the same place, and entering into an identical experience as the Apostles on the Day of Pentecost.
Power From On High
Our Lord Jesus said to His disciples, Lk. 24:49 KJV;
And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
God promised through the Prophet Joel 2:28-29 KJV;
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.
What Does God Say?
As there is a widespread misconception concerning this receiving of the Holy Spirit, I believe the Lord would have us examine the scriptures on this subject.
You know beloved, it had to be something on the line of solid facts to move me. I was as certain as possible that I had received the Holy Ghost, and was absolutely rigid in this conviction.
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Smith Wigglesworth on The Bible Evidence of the Baptism in The Holy Spirit
© 19-21 Colin Melbourne Edited and annotated from The Pentecostal Evangel May 1922