Smith Wigglesworth had such faith in God. His vital faith added power to his natural forthrightness, a boldness that can be called “Holy Boldness.” He so feared God that he feared no man. He had the fearlessness that God commanded Jeremiah to have in Jer. 1:8: “Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. And an “EZEKIEL FOREHEAD” Ezek. 3: 8-9. “But I will make you as unyielding and hardened as they are. I will make your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious house”
Some people interpreted Wigglesworth’s boldness as arrogance. However the truth is that behind a bold demeanor was a deep sense of humility that made him totally dependent on God. He carried a deep sense of his own inability apart from God.
I’m taking this from the latest book I am reading, “A Man Who Walked with God”
What God is showing me this morning is that many think they are walking with God, but too many are not, the are dating God, not committed to God.
Wigglesworth touched the lives of not thousands, but millions, he is touching more and more people everyday with what he left behind.
He was a simple man of God. He was not into personal possessions.
As in all things, he was very practical in following the commands of Scripture. he lived by faith in Christ. Yet by living by faith did not mean going around looking like a pauper, as some Pastor’s dress today while preaching. Wigglesworth felt that a Christian should honor the Lord in his appearance.
Her did not choose the cheapest way to travel because it was more physically draining, he knew he had to be fit for a demanding schedule. he said, “I’m not saving the Lord’s money; I’m saving the Lord’s servant.” But he was careful not to carry this to the extreme.
There was no pretense about Smith Wigglesworth. He was boldly straightforward because he wanted to strip away from the Church all that was a sham. His heart was set on revival and he knew that cleansing and obedience were vital to the manifestation of the presence and power of the Lord.
Read the book, “A Man Who Walked With God” Smith Wiggelsworth. Google him today and be blessed!
In the meantime, I am praying for more of an Ezekiel Forehead, Amen!
Just one other note: Wigglesworth was born in 1859 in Menston, a small Yorkshire village in England. Because he had to begin work in a woolen mill when he was just seven years old, Wiggleswoth had little formal education. He did not learn to read until he married Mary Jane Featherstone, whom he called “Polly.” They were married in 1882 and had five children. For years, she was the minister and he helped while building a successful plumbing business!