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Are You Ready for a Fresh Outpouring? Smith Wigglesworth prophesied that there would be a great revival in which Word and Spirit would come together. Do you see signs of this coming to pass?

Lilian de Fin: It has been said that if it’s only Word, we will dry up. If it’s only Spirit, we will blow up. If it’s Word and Spirit, we will grow up. Do you have any photographs of your grandfather Seth or great-grandfather Smith Wigglesworth?
Lilian de Fin: My dad and mom had to run from their home with only the clothes on their back during the Congo Independence war in 1960. They lost all their possessions including most of their photos. That is another story, but for that reason I don’t have many photos. Mom did manage to pick up a box of slides as she walked out of the door.

There is a renewed interest in the Smith Wigglesworth books. Together with other writings of Kathryn Kuhlman, John G. Lake and other revivalists, young people are eagerly searching for truth.

Recently my sixteen-year-old grandson asked me, “Grandma, how can I get the faith of Smith Wigglesworth.”

I replied, “It’s not the faith of Grandpa Wigglesworth that you want, it’s the faith of Almighty God.” Mark 11:22 says, “Have faith in God,” or, as it says in the Dake Annotated Reference Bible, “Have the faith of God.”

He said, “Wow, Grandma, when you spoke those words they hit me right in the chest. I felt it.” That is Word and Spirit!

I see a deep hunger for the Supernatural in many churches across the world, not just in charismatic churches but also in the more traditional churches. Young people are looking for the reality of signs and wonders. The miracles that we read about in the Bible are still happening today. It is the river of the Holy Spirit flowing in a life that enables us to do the greater works that Jesus spoke about.

Smith Wigglesworth stood watching the water flowing over the Niagara Falls. He cried out, “Like that Lord, like that. Pour out your Spirit Like that.”

Smith Wigglesworth gave this prophecy in 1947, the year he entered his eternal rest, about two distinct moves of the Spirit:

During the next few decades, there will be two distinct moves of the Holy Spirit across the church in Great Britain. The first move will affect every church that is open to receive it and will be characterized by a restoration of the baptism and gifts of the Holy Spirit. The second move of the Holy Spirit will result in people leaving historic churches and planting new churches. In the duration of each of these moves, the people who are involved will say, ‘This is the great revival’. But the Lord says, ‘No, neither is this the great revival but both are steps towards it.

When the new church phase is on the wane, there will be evidenced in the churches something that has not been seen before: a coming together of those with an emphasis on the Word and those with an emphasis on the Spirit.

When the Word and the Spirit come together, there will be the biggest movement of the Holy Spirit that the nation, and indeed the world, has ever seen. It will mark the beginning of a revival that will eclipse anything that has been witnessed within these shores, even the Wesleyan and the Welsh revivals of former years. The outpouring of God’s Spirit will flow over from the UK to the mainland of Europe, and from there will begin a missionary move to the ends of the earth.

“But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, ‘These who have turned the world upside down have come here too’” (Acts 17:6 NKJV).

When the Holy Spirit fell as recorded in Acts chapter 2, they turned the world upside down. We need to be ready for a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit and fire. We need to be ready to turn the world upside down.




Smith Wigglesworth praying for a sick woman.
Image: Wikimedia Commons

Read what  Jack and Anna Marie Sheffield had to say about the reopening of the Bowland Street Mission: The Legacy of Smith Wigglesworth and Revival for Today

For more about the reopening of the Bowland Street Mission, visit Mission to All, who graciously allowed to use many of the images appearing with this interview.

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Category: Living the Faith, Winter 2018

About the Author: Lilian de Fin is the great-granddaughter of Smith Wigglesworth, known as the Apostle of Faith, renowned for his total trust in God and His divine healing. Born in the Belgian Congo to missionary parents, Lil and her husband Abe pastored Acts Christian Church in Johannesburg, South Africa for twenty years before retirement. Pastor Lil continues to exhort her listeners under a strong prophetic anointing with clear and accurate insight. Abe and Lil have three sons and nine grandchildren.

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