Precious faith: A look at Smith Wigglesworth
Smith Wigglesworth is the Apostle of faith and it is not a surprise to hear him talk about having well, faith. One of his favorite lines about precious faith.
God will do great things for us if we are prepared to recieve them from Him. We are dull of comprehension because we let the cares of this world blind our eyes, but if we keep open to God, He has a greater plan for us in the future than we have seen or even have dreamed about in the past.
With those words, Smith opened his message. He was laying down a vision for faith, for vision, for dreams. He was preparing people to cultivate precious faith and act on it.
One thing that really grabs my attention is that he said that we are dull of comprehension. Why are we are dull? What exactly does it means to comprehend? I know we all know it on a basic level but what can we deep into the meaning and find?
The idea of being dull means the lack of usage of our mind to think through the process. In photography, a dull color is one that is not adding to the image and it is not bringing brightness to the overall imagery.
The concept of comprehension is about acting on information gained through experience. That is pretty intense. In order to fully understanding something, we have to have first hand knowledge of it through our personal encounters. To really comprehend precious faith, we have to actually have lived the faith life. That’s is a total game changer!
Given what we just learned, we can naturally say that allowing the lack of thoughts about our experience in the Holy Spirit will allow up to ripped apart from precious faith by the little things going on in our lives.
What is precious faith?
Like precious faith is the substance of the power of eternal life which is given to us through the Word. You may not be able to use faith because of some hindrance in your life. I have had 1,000 road engines come over my life to break me up and bring to the place where this faith could operate within me.
It is the power of eternal life. Just let that set in your mind for a few minutes and rest in that truth. Your precious faith is the power of eternity in your life. Faith is operating from Heaven to earth and from the future into the present. It is the unlocking the timeless anointing of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit on your behalf.
Most people struggle to live in this precious faith only because they let the mind live unrenewed. A mind that is not surrendered to the will of God will always struggle to express faith and not fear. We can not forget the the word repent means to change your mind to change your life.
When we think of Smith Wigglesworth, I think of his most famous quote: God said it. I believe it. That settles it. If we just get to the point that we can honestly say the same thing about whatever we are believing for, we will have that most precious faith. We will destroy cancer, kick out devils and raise the dead like Wigglesworth was famous for doing for several decades.
Do you have the impartation?
Probably there is not a greater word that anyone could bring to an audience than this word, precious faith. Like precious faith means that God, who is from everlasting to everlasting, has always had people that He could trust; that He could illuminate, that He could enlarge until there was nothing with them that would hinder the power of God.
This is the core of what Smith Wigglesworth believed day in and day out. That if God found a people that could trusted, illuminated and enlarged; that wide spread revival would break out globally. He spend his life raising up people who God could trust. He lived it. He breathed. He slept it. He preached it. He prayed it. He gave his life for it.
Everytime of great outpouring has been because God has people who He could trust and illuminate. We could talk about the early Pentecostal movement with Topeka and Azusa Street. We can talk about Latter Rain and Healing revivals in the 1950’s. We could talk about the revivals that broke out in Toronto, Brownsville, and Smithton. No matter which you want to discuss; it all came down to a company trusted by God.
God is looking for a people that He can pour out His power without measure that will live without mixture. This has been the rally call for many years. It was the life message of Smith Wigglesworth. It must be the life message of this generation as well.
A word that keeps coming into my spirit that we must be people of Pentecost and not just Pentecostal people. We know the culture of Pentecostalism in our churches and how to do “revival meetings.” That is not going to cut it. We have to be people of Pentecostal power. Without the raw anointing of the Holy Spirit; it is just all a bunch of fluff at the end of the day.
The biggest problem we have with being people of Pentecost is we think we are doing God a favor by replacing the Holy Spirit with a television ministry. We think you make Jesus famous by making our ministries famous. If we can get a big television ministry, God will somehow be glorified as we get our big offerings. It is a problem that goes all the way back to the Azusa Street Revival.
How hungry are you?
At the end of the day, we have to come to one place: are we hungry for more of God and less of us. The more we are filled with God’s faith; the more we will destroy the works of the devil in our lives and in the lives of those around us.