Smith Wigglesworth, The Complete Collection of his Life Teachings

Compiled By Roberts Liardon
Foreword
I am privileged to be the granddaghter of the !apostle of faith," my grandfather, the late Smith
Wigglesworth# I remember him as a stately old gentleman immaclately dressed# $is shoes were
specially made % si&e si' % and were always highly polished#
In the home, (randfather was gentle and wold weep as the yonger grandchildren came in to
greet him after one of his preaching tors in Britain or abroad# $e wold sit in his easy chair with a
rg over his )nees and the *ew Testament in his hand# $e broght each of s a *ewbry Bible and
wrote on the front page+ !Trsting that this will be the choicest of all boo)s to yo#"
,n Wednesday evenings my father, who was (randfather-s eldest son, and Father-s two
yonger brothers, .rnest and $arold, wold meet to sit and listen to (randfather e'pond the
Scriptres# $e wold recont some of his e'periences concerning his healing ministry abroad# I was
privileged to be present at some of these sittings# The presence of the Lord was so intense that I
wold prefer to leave the hose /ietly and wal) throgh the 0ar), ta)ing the /iet road home, in
order not to meet people and by conversation brea) the holy presence of (od#
1t the age of seventeen (randfather as)ed me to stand by his chair and said, !If yo srrender
yor life to (od, $e will send yo all over the world#" I am srprised in loo)ing bac) over my life
now to find how many contries I have actally visited % inclding *ew 2ealand# In that beatifl
contry I reali&ed my grandfather-s greatness in (od, throgh the testimonies being given# 3any
healings had ta)en place, and after forty years the privileged people were still well# 1 nmber of
people wanted to give me a hg becase they were so thrilled to meet the offspring of Smith
Wigglesworth % the man of (od#
(randfather died as he lived, withot complaint, leaving s all a legacy of tried faith# It is my
heart-s desire that all who read this e'cellent boo) will be inspired to have the same fervent faith in
(od#
1lice Berry *ee Wigglesworth (randdaghter of Smith Wigglesworth
Introdction
4r# Lester Smrall once told me a personal story abot Smith Wigglesworth that illstrates his
bold and nashamed personality# $e told me how Wigglesworth wold fre/ently travel with his
daghter 1lice# She had a hearing problem and wold often sit and listen to her father-s sermons with
a !hearing horn#" ,nce, a man yelled from the adience+ !Wigglesworth5 If yo are sch a healer in
the power of (od, then why does yor daghter need a hearing horn6" 7nsha)en by the /estion,
Wigglesworth loo)ed to the man and said, !When yo can tell me why .li8ah was bald, I-ll tell yo
why 1lice needs a hearing horn#"
Smith Wigglesworth never minced his words, and he was never sha)en by religios
persection# I admire that /ality in Smith Wigglesworth# In fact, I-ve always loved his ministry# I am
continally blessed by the mi'tre of his boldness, his faith, and his compassion# 1s I-ve traveled
throghot the world, I-ve fond that others have never grown tired of his ministry# Smith
Wigglesworth had a tre 0entecostal ministry with no man9made strings attached# Wal)ing in an
astonding measre of anointing, Wigglesworth never waited for special camp meetings to show the
power of (od# Instead, he daily demonstrated the boo) of 1cts, prodcing contless salvations and
miracles in his ministry#
While on earth, we will never have the opportnity to sit in a Wigglesworth meeting# That-s
one reason I am pblishing this boo)# I want yo to e'perience how it wold have been to be a part of
the congregation and receive the Word and the Spirit from Wigglesworth# I have prposely left these
manscripts in their original form# Wigglesworth-s ministry shoo) nations and became world9
renowned for the incredible strength, anointing, and insight he carried#
3any of these sermons from my private collection were recorded in shorthand by
Wigglesworth-s stenographers, and we-ve translated them into this form for pblication# This boo) is
comprised of messages that were preached in many contries arond the world, inclding the 7nited
States, .rope, Soth 1frica, and 1stralia#
In this boo) yo will e'perience Smith Wigglesworth-s actal ministry# :o will notice that
many times throghot his sermons he wold inspirationally sing ot melodies that came from the
strength of his spirit#
,ther times, he wold begin to spea) in tonges and then interpret what the Spirit of (od
spo)e throgh him# $e had a wonderfl habit of sbmitting to the $oly Spirit and yielding to the gifts
of the Spirit# Thogh manifestations sch as these are repeatedly illstrated in the *ew Testament,
they are specifically mentioned in ; Corinthians ;<#
In my boo), (od-s (enerals+ Why They Scceeded and Why Some Failed, I tell
Wigglesworth-s story in a condensed, yet very dramatic manner# In that boo), his particlar chapter
thoroghly e'plains his character ma)ep and the challenges he faced in that generation#
*ot long ago, I was in Soth 1frica where I met with Wigglesworth-s granddaghter and
great9granddaghter# They are both in the ministry with their hsbands, and I ministered at their
chrch# I told them abot the npblished manscripts I had in my possession and offered his family
my complete collection for their own rights and pblication sage# Recogni&ing my genine love for
their grandfather, and seeing the anointing (od had given me to minister abot these (enerals, they
told me to pblish the sermons myself#
With their blessing and spport, I dedicate these sermons, which have never been pblished in
one boo) volme, to the Wigglesworth family and to ftre generations of bold, aggressive reformers
whose tre citi&enship is in heaven# 3ay yo trn the world pside down with the =ingdom of (od#
Roberts Liardon
Figre ; !,nly melted gold is minted#"
The Confidence That We $ave in $im, 1gst ;>;?
In ; @ohn A+;?,;A, I read a very wonderfl word+
1nd this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we as) any
thing according to his will, he heareth s+ and if we )now that he
hear s, whatsoever we as), we )now that we have the petitions
that we desired of him#
It is necessary that we find or bearings in this Word# There is nothing that will bring to yo
sch confidence as a life that is well9pleasing to $im# When 4aniel-s life pleased (od he cold as)
to be )ept in the lions- den# Bt yo cannot as) with confidence ntil there is a perfect nion between
yo and (od, as there was always perfect nion between (od and @ess# The fondation is
confidence in and fidelity to (od# Some people thin) that @ess wept becase of the love that $e had
for La&ars, bt that cold not be# @ess )new that these people who were arond the grave, and even
3artha, had not come to the reali&ation that whatever $e wold as) of the Father $e wold give $im#
Their nbelief broght bro)enness and sadness to the heart of @essB and $e wept becase of this# The
moment yo pray yo find that the heavens are opened# If yo have to wait for the heavens to be
opened something is wrong#
I tell yo what ma)es s lose the confidence is disobedience to (od and $is laws# @ess said
it was becase of them who stood arond that $e prayedB bt $e )new that $e heard $im always#
1nd becase $e )new that $is Father heard $im always, $e )new that the dead cold come forth#
There are times when there seems to be a stone wall in front of s, as blac) as midnight, and there is
nothing left bt confidence in (od# There is no feeling# What yo mst do is to have a fidelity and
confidence to believe that $e will not fail, and cannot fail# We shall never get anywhere if we depend
pon or feelings# There is something a thosand times better than feelings, and it is the na)ed Word
of (od#
There is a divine revelation within yo, that came in when yo were born from above, and this
is a real faith# To be born into the new )ingdom is to be born into a new faith# 0al spea)s of two
classes of brethren, one of whom are obedient, and the other disobedient# The obedient always obey
(od when $e first spea)s# It is the people of (od that $e will se to ma)e the world )now that there
is a (od# The 8st shall live by faith# :o cannot tal) abot things which yo have never e'perienced#
It seems to me that (od has a process of training s# :o cannot ta)e people into the depths of (od
nless yo have been bro)en yorself# I have been bro)en and bro)en and bro)en# 0raise (od that $e
is near to them that are of a bro)en heart# :o mst have a bro)enness to get into the depths of (od#
There is a rest of faith, there is a faith that rests in confidence on (od# (od-s promises never
fail, !###faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of (od" CRomans ;D+;EF# The Word of (od
can create a resistless faith, a faith that is never danted, a faith that never gives p, and never fails#
We fail to reali&e the largeness of or Father-s measre, and we forget that $e has a measre
which cannot be e'hasted# It pleases $im when we as) for most# !$ow mch more#" It is the mch
more that (od shows me# I see that (od has a plan of healing# It is on the line of perfect confidence in
$im# The confidence comes not from or mch spea)ing, bt it comes becase of or fellowship with
$im# There is a wonderfl fellowship with @ess# The chief thing is to be sre that we ta)e time for
commnion with $im# There is a commnion with @ess that is life, and that is better than preaching#
If (od tells yo definitely to do anything, do it, bt be sre it is (od that tells yo#
I sed to wor) with a man, who had been a Baptist minister for twenty years# $e was one of
the sweetest sols I ever met# $e was getting to be an old man, and I sed to wal) by his side, and
listen to his instrction# (od made the Word in his hand as a two9edged sword to me, and I sed to
say, !:es, Lord#" If the sword ever comes to yo, never straighten yorselves p against it, bt let it
pierce yo# :o mst be yielded to the Word of (od# The Word will wor) ot love in or hearts, and
when practical love is in or hearts there is no room to vant orselves# We see orselves as nothing
when we get lost in this divine love# This man of (od sed to prne and prne me with the sword of
(od, and it is 8st as sweet to me today as it was then# I praise (od for the sword that cts s, and for
a tender conscience# ,h, for that sweetness of fellowship with @ess that when yo hrt a brother by
word or act yo cold never let it rest ntil yo ma)e it right# First, we need to be converted and to
become as little children, and to have the hard heart ta)en awayB to have a heart that is bro)en and
melted with the love of (od#
The man of whom I have been spea)ing came to me and said, !The doctor says that this is the
last day that my wife has to live#" I said, !,h, 3r# C#, why don-t yo believe (od6" $e replied, !I
have loo)ed at yo when yo tal)ed, and have wept, and said, GFather, if :o cold give me this
confidence, I wold be so happy#-" I said, !Cold yo trst (od6" I felt that the Lord wold heal her#
I sent to a man and as)ed if he wold come with me to a dying woman, and I believed that if two of s
wold go and anoint her according to @ames A+;?,;A she wold be raised p# This man said, !,h,
why do yo come to me6 I cold not believe, althogh I believe the Lord wold be sre to heal her if
yo wold go#" Then I sent to another man and as)ed him to go with me, and told him that whatever
his impression was to be sre to go on and pray right throgh# We entered the hose# I as)ed this man
to pray firstB he cried in his desperation, and prayed that this man might be comforted after he was left
with these little motherless children, and that he might be strengthened to bear his sorrow5 I cold
hardly wait ntil he had finishedB my whole being was moved, I thoght what an awfl thing to bring
this man all this way to pray that )ind of a prayer# What was the matter with him6 $e was loo)ing at
the dying woman instead of loo)ing at (od# :o can never pray !the prayer of faith" if yo loo) at the
person who is needing itB there is only one place to loo) and that is to @ess#
The Lord wants to help s this afternoon to learn this trth and to )eep or eyes on $im# When
this man had finished, I said to 3r# C#, !*ow yo pray#" $e too) p the thread where the other man
left off, and went on with the same )ind of prayerB he got so down beneath the brden I thoght he
wold never rise again, and I was glad when he got throgh# I cold not have borne it mch longer, it
all seemed the most ot of order of anything I ever heardB my sol was stirred# I was an'ios for (od
to get a chance to do something and to have $is way# I did not wait to pray bt rshed p to the bed
and tipped p the oil bottle, poring nearly the whole contents on the woman, and I saw @ess 8st
above the bed with the sweetest smile on $is face, and I said to her, !Woman, @ess Christ ma)es yo
whole#" 1nd she was not only healed, bt was raised p in that very hor#
,h, beloved, may (od help s this afternoon to get or eyes off the conditions and symptoms,
no matter how bad they may be, and get them fastened pon $im, and then we shall be able to pray the
prayer of faith#
0blished in Trimphs of Faith
The Spirit of the Lord is pon me, September ;>;?
Trn with me to the forth chapter of L)e, verse ;H+
The Spirit of the Lord is pon me, becase he hath anointed me to
preach the gospel to the poorB he hath sent me to heal the
bro)enhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and
recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are
brised#
@ess too) p the boo) in the temple and read these words, and impressed the fact becase of
the manifestation of the wor) $e was doing# I believe (od is bringing s to a place where we )now
the Spirit of the Lord is pon s# If we have not got to that place, (od wants to bring s to the fact of
what @ess said in @ohn ;?, ### I will pray the Father, and he shall give yo another Comforter, that he
may abide with yo for ever" Cv# ;IF# Becase the Spirit of the Lord came pon $im who is or head,
we mst see to it that we receive the same anointing, and that the same Spirit is pon s# The devil
will case s to lose the victory if we allow orselves to be defeated by him# Bt it is a fact that the
Spirit of the Lord is pon s, and as for me I have no message apart from the message $e will give,
and I believe then the signs $e spea)s of will follow# I believe that @ess was the !Sent forth" ,ne
from (od, and the propitiation for the sins of the whole world, and we see the manifestation of the
Spirit resting pon $im so that $is ministry was with power# 3ay (od awa)en s to the fact that this
is the only place where there is any ministry of power#
In as)ing the Lord what to say to this people, it came to me to arose them to the fact that the
Comforter has come# $e is comeB and $e has come to abide forever# 1re yo going to be defeated by
the devil6 *o, for the Comforter has come that we may receive and give forth the signs which mst
follow, so that we may not by any means be deceived by the wiles of the devil# There is no limit as to
what we may become if we dwell and live in the Spirit# In the Spirit of prayer we are ta)en from
earth right away into heaven# In the Spirit the Word of (od seems to nfold in a wonderfl way, and it
is only in the Spirit that the love of (od is shed abroad in s# We feel as we spea) in the Spirit that
the fire which brned in the hearts of the two men on their way to .mmas, when @ess wal)ed with
them, is brning in or heart# It is sre to come to pass when we wal) with $im, or hearts will brnB
it is the same power of the Spirit# They cold not nderstand it then, bt a few hors later they saw
$im brea) the bread, and their eyes were opened#
Bt, beloved, or hearts oght to always brn# There is a place where we can live in the
nction and the clothing of the Spirit, where or words will be clothed with power, !###be not drn)
with wine### bt be filled with the Spirit" C.phesians A+;HF# It is a wonderfl privilegeB and I see that
it was necessary for @ohn to be in the Spirit on the Isle of 0atmos for the revelation to be made clear
to him#
What does it mean to this generation for s to be )ept in the Spirit6 1ll hman reasoning and
all hman )nowledge cannot be compared to the power of the life that is lived in the Spirit# We have
power to loose, and power to bind in the Spirit# There is a place where the $oly (host can pt s
where we cannot be anywhere else bt in the Spirit# Bt if we breathe $is thoghts into or thoghts,
and live in the nction of the $oly Spirit as $e lived, then there will be evidences that we are in $imB
and $is wor)s we will do# Bt it is only in the Spirit#
*ow I read in 3atthew-s gospel of a power which we have not yet claimed, and we shall not
be able to claim this manifestation of the Spirit nless we live in the Spirit# $e says, !I will give yo
power to bind and I will give yo power to loose#" When are yo able to bind and able to loose6 It is
only in the Spirit# :o cannot bind things in the hman or with the natral mind# This power was
never off from @ess# I feel as I preach to yo tonight that there is a great lac) of it in most of s# (od
help s5 !The Spirit of the Lord is pon me#" Beloved, there was a great prpose in this Spirit being
on $im, and there is a special prpose in yor being bapti&ed in the Spirit# We mst not forget that we
are members of $is body and by this wonderfl baptismal power, we are parta)ers of $is divine
natre#
In the revelation it came this way, that I saw 1dam and .ve driven ot of the (arden and a
flaming sword at every side to )eep them from entering into the (arden# Bt I saw that all arond me
was a flaming sword )eeping me from evil, and it seemed this wold be tre if I wold claim it, and I
said, !Lord, I will#" The flaming sword was arond abot me delivering me from the power of hell#
So we are preserved from evil# $e is li)e a wall of fire arond abot sB then why shold we fear6
What a wonderfl salvation5 What a wonderfl deliverer5
*otice .&e)iel chapter JE# The only need of .&e)iel was to be in the Spirit, and while he was
in the Spirit it came to him to prophesy to the dry bones and say, !, ye dry bones, hear the word of
the Lord" C.&e)iel JE+?F# 1nd as he prophesies according to the Lord-s command he sees an
!e'ceeding great army" rising p abot him# The prophet obeyed (od-s command, and all we have to
do is e'actly this, obey (od# What is impossible with man is possible with (od#
I pray (od that yor spirit, sol and body may be preserved holy, and that yo may be always
on fire, and always ready with the nction on yo# If this is not so we are ot of divine order, and we
oght to cry to $im ntil the glory comes bac) pon s#
!The Spirit of the Lord is pon me#" There mst have been a
reason why it was pon $im# First of all, it says here, !###becase he
hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poorB he hath sent me
to heal the bro)enhearted###" What a (ospel5 !###to preach
deliverance to the captives####" What a wonderfl Spirit was pon
$im5 !###and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them
that are brised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord" CL)e
?+;H,;>F#
:o missionaries who are going to India and 1frica and China and other places have a
wonderfl (ospel to ta)e to these people who )now nothing abot (odB a (ospel of salvation and
healing and deliverance# If yo want to )now how it wor)s, loo) at 0al among the BarbariansB when
the viper came ot of the fire and lit on 0al-s hand, they watched to see him swell p and die, bt
when he neither swelled p nor died, they said, !These are gods#" When yo go forth to these dar)
lands where the $oly (host has sent yo to preach the nsearchable riches of Christ, to loose the
bands of Satan and set the captives free, be sre yo can say, !The Spirit of the Lord is pon me," and
remember that Christ is made nto s not only salvation bt wisdom and redemption# !Filled with
(od, yes, filled with (od, pardoned and cleansed and filled with (od#" Filled with (od leaves no
room for dobting or fearing# We have no idea of all that means, to be filled with (od# It means
emptied of self# 4o yo )now what it means to be filled with (od6 It means yo have no fear, for
when yo are filled with (od yo are filled with love, and perfect love casts ot fear#
I want to )now more abot this manifestation of the power of the $oly Spirit# Let s follow
0al fartherB here we find the chief of the island had the bloody fl', and when 0al ministered to him
he was healed, and they laded 0al with everything to ta)e away# When we thin) the chrch is so poor
and needy, we forget that the spirit of intercession can nloc) every safe in the world# What did (od
do for the children of Israel6 $e too) them to vineyards and lands flowing with mil) and honey, and
all they did was to wal) in and ta)e possession# If we will only live in the Spirit and the nction of
the Spirit, there will be no lac)# There is only lac) where faith is not sbstance, bt the Word says
faith is the sbstance, and whatsoever is not of faith is sin# Things will srely come to pass if yo will
believe this# :o have not to try to bring $im downB $e is downB yo have not to try to bring $im
hereB $e is here# If we will obey the Lord there is nothing $e will not give s since $e has given s
@ess# The Spirit will have to reveal to s that fact that, becase $e has given s @ess, $e has given
s all things#
!The Spirit of the Lord is pon me#" It is tre, we mst be filled with the Spirit# Father, teach
s what that means5 It was only becase $e had a )nowledge of it that $e cold stand and say before
those men, to the demon, !Come ot of him#" Who is the man that is willing to lay down all that he
may have (od-s all6 Begin to see) and don-t stop see)ing ntil yo )now the Spirit of the Lord is
pon yo# !I than) Thee, Father, Tho hast hid these things from the wise and prdent, and revealed
them nto babes#" If yo are in the babe class tonight, the Spirit mst have revealed to yo yor lac)#
We need to see) with all or hearts# We need to be made flames of fire#
0blished in Trimphs of Faith
What Wilt :o $ave 3e 4o6 ,ctober ;>;?
Read 1cts ;>#
1s soon as 0al saw the light from heaven above the brightness of
the sn, he said, !Lord, what wilt tho have me to do6" C1cts >+IF#
1nd as soon as he was willing to yield he was in a condition where
(od cold meet his needB where (od cold display $is powerB
where (od cold have the man# ,h, beloved, are yo saying today,
!What wilt tho have me to do6" The place of yieldedness is 8st
where (od wants s#
0eople are saying, !I want the baptism, I want healing, I wold li)e to )now of a certainly that
I am a child of (od," and I see nothing, absoltely nothing in the way e'cept nyieldedness to the plan
of (od# The condition was met which 0al demanded, and instantly when he laid hands on them they
were filled with the Spirit and spa)e in other tonges and prophesied C1cts ;>+IF# The only thing
needed was 8st to be in the condition where (od cold come in# The main thing today that (od wants
is obedience# When yo begin yielding and yielding to (od $e has a plan for yor life, and yo come
in to that wonderfl place where all yo have to do is to eat the frits of Canaan# I am convinced that
0al mst have been in divine order as well as those men, and 0al had a mission right away to the
whole of 1sia#
Brothers and sisters, it is the call of (od that conts# 0al was in the call of (od# ,h, I
believe (od wants to stir somebody-s heart today to obedienceB it may be for China or India or
1frica, bt the thing (od is loo)ing for is obedience#
!What wilt tho have me to do6" C1cts >+IF#
###(od wroght special miracles by the hands of 0al+ so that from
his body were broght nto the sic) hand)erchiefs or aprons, and
the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went ot of
them# 1cts ;>+;;,;<
If (od can have $is way today, the ministry of somebody will beginB it always begins as soon
as yo yield# 0al had been bringing many people to prison, bt (od broght 0al to sch a place of
yieldedness and bro)enness that he cried ot, !What wilt tho have me to do6" C1cts >+IF# 0al-s
choice was to be a bondservant for @ess Christ# Beloved, are yo willing that (od shall have $is
way today6 (od said, !I will shew him how great things he mst sffer for my name-s sa)e" C1cts
>+;IF# Bt 0al saw that these things were wor)ing ot a far more e'ceeding weight of glory# :o
people who have come for a toch from (od, are yo willing to follow $imB will yo obey $im6
When the prodigal son had retrned and the father had )illed the fatted calf and made a feast
for him, the elder brother was angry and said, !###tho never gavest me a )id, that I might ma)e merry
with my friends," CL)e ;A+<>F bt the father said to him, !###all that I have is thine" Cv# J;F# $e cold
)ill a fatted calf at any time# Beloved, all in the Father-s hose is ors, bt it will come only throgh
obedience# 1nd when $e can trst s, we will not come behind in anything#
!###(od wroght special miracles by the hands of 0al" C1cts ;>+;;F# Let s notice the
hand)erchiefs that went from his bodyB it means to say that when he toched and sent them forth, (od
wroght special miracles throgh them, and diseases departed from the sic), and evil spirits went ot
of them# Is it not lovely6 I believe after we lay hands on these hand)erchiefs and pray over them, that
they shold be handled very sacredly, and even as the one carries them they will bring life, if they are
carried in faith to the sffering one# The very effect of it, if yo only believed, wold change yor
own body as yo carried it#
1 woman came to me one day and said, !3y hsband is sch a trial to meB the first salary he
gets he spends it in drin), and then he cannot do his wor) and comes homeB I love him very mch,
what can be done6" I said, !If I were yo I wold ta)e a hand)erchief and wold place it nder his
head when he went to sleep at night, and say nothing to him, bt have a living faith#" We anointed a
hand)erchief in the name of @ess, and she pt it nder his head# ,h, beloved, there is a way to reach
these wayward ones# The ne't morning on his way to wor) he called for a glass of beerB he lifted it to
his lips, bt he thoght there was something wrong with it, and he pt it down and went ot# $e went
to another saloon, and another, and did the same thing# $e came home sober# $is wife was gladly
srprised and he told her the storyB how it had affected him# That was the trning point in his lifeB it
meant not only giving p drin), bt it meant his salvation#
(od wants to change or faith today# $e wants s to see it is not obtained by strggling and
wor)ing and pining, !###the Father himself loveth yo###" C@ohn ;I+<EF# !###$imself too) or
infirmities, and bare or sic)nesses" C3atthew H+;EF# !Come nto me, all ye that labor and are
heavy laden, and I will give yo rest" C3atthew ;;+<HF#
Who is the man that will ta)e the place of 0al, and yield and yield and yield, ntil (od so
possesses him in sch a way that from his body virte shall flow to the sic) and sffering6 It will
have to be the virte of Christ that flows# 4on-t thin) there is some magic virte in the hand)erchief or
yo will miss the virteB it is the living faith in the man who lays the hand)erchief on his body, and the
power of (od throgh that faith# 0raise (od, we may lay hold of this living faith today# !The blood
has never lost its power#" 1s we get in toch with @ess, wonderfl things will ta)e placeB and what
else6 We shall get nearer and nearer to $im# There is another side to it# !###e'orcists, too) pon them
to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord @ess, saying, We ad8re yo by @ess
whom 0al preacheth### and the evil spirit answered and said, @ess I )now, and 0al I )nowB bt who
are ye6" C1cts ;>+;J,;AF# I beseech yo in the name of @ess, especially those of yo who are
bapti&ed, to awa)en p to the fact that yo have power if (od is with yoB bt there mst be a
resemblance between yo and @ess# The evil spirit said, !###@ess I )now, and 0al I )nowB bt who
are ye6" C1cts ;>+;AF# 0al had the resemblance#
:o are not going to get it withot having $is presenceB $is presence changes yo# :o are
not going to be able to get the reslts withot the mar)s of the Lord @ess# The man mst have the
divine power within himselfB devils will ta)e no notice of any power if they do not see the Christ#
!@ess I )now, and 0al I )nowB bt who are ye6" The difference between these men was they had not
the mar)s of Christ, so the manifestation of the power of Christ was not seen#
:o want power+ don-t ta)e the wrong way# 4on-t ta)e it as power becase yo spea) in
tonges, and if (od has given yo revelations along certain lines don-t ta)e that for the powerB or if
yo have even laid hands on the sic) and they have been healed, don-t ta)e that for the power# !The
Spirit of the Lord is pon me###" CL)e ?+;HFB that alone is the power# 4on-t be deceivedB there is a
place to get where yo )now the Spirit is pon yo, so yo will be able to do the wor)s which are
wroght by this blessed Spirit of (od in yo, and the manifestation of $is power shall be seen, and
people will believe in the Lord#
What will ma)e men believe the divine promises of (od6 Beloved, let me say to yo today,
(od wants yo to be ministering spirits, and it means to be clothed with another power# 1nd this
divine power, yo )now when it is there, and yo )now when it goes forth# The baptism of @ess mst
bring s to have a single eye to the glory of (odB everything else is wasted time and wasted energy#
Beloved, we can reach itB it is a high mar) bt we can get to it# :o as) how6 !What wilt tho have
me to do6" That is the plan# It means a perfect srrender to the call of (od, and perfect obedience#
1 dear yong Rssian came to .ngland# $e did not )now the langage, bt learned it /ic)ly
and was very mch sed and blessed of (odB and as the wonderfl manifestations of the power of
(od were seen, they pressed pon him to )now the secret of his power, bt he felt it was so sacred
between him and (od he shold not tell it, bt they pressed him so mch he finally said to them+
!First (od called me, and $is presence was so precios, that I said to (od at every call I wold
obey $im, and I yielded, and yielded, and yielded, ntil I reali&ed that I was simply clothed with
another power altogether, and I reali&ed that (od too) me, tonge, thoghts and everything, and I was
not myself bt it was Christ wor)ing throgh me#" $ow many of yo today have )nown that (od has
called yo over and over, and has pt $is hand pon yo, bt yo have not yielded6 $ow many of yo
have had the breathing of $is power within yo, calling yo to prayer, and yo have to confess yo
have failed6
I went to a hose one afternoon where I had been called, and met a man at the door# $e said,
!3y wife has not been ot of bed for eight monthsB she is paraly&ed# She has been loo)ing so mch for
yo to come, she is hoping (od will raise her p#" I went in and reb)ed the devil-s power# She said,
!I )now I am healedB if yo go ot I will get p#" I left the hose, and went away not hearing anything
more abot her# I went to a meeting that night, and a man 8mped p and said he had something he
wanted to sayB he had to go to catch a train bt wanted to tal) first# $e said, !I come to this city once a
wee), and I visit the sic) all over the city# There is a woman I have been visiting and I was very mch
distressed abot herB she was paraly&ed and has lain on that bed many months, and when I went there
today she was p doing her wor)#" I tell this story becase I want yo to see @ess#
We had a letter which came to or hose to say that a yong man was very ill# $e had been to
or 3ission a few years before with a very bad footB he had no shoe on, bt a piece of leather
fastened on the foot# (od healed him that day# Three years after, something else came pon him# What
it was I don-t )now, bt his heart failed, and he was helplessB he cold not rise or dress or do
anything for himself, and in that condition he called his sister and told her to write and see if I wold
pray# 3y wife said to go, and she believed (od wold give me that life# I went, and when I got to this
place I fond the whole contry was e'pecting meB they had said that when I came this man wold be
healed# I said to the woman when I arrived, !I have come#" !:es," she said, !bt it is too late#" !Is he
alive6" I as)ed, !:es, 8st alive," she said# I went in and pt my hands pon him, and said, !3artin#"
$e 8st breathed slightly, and whispered, !The doctor said if I move from this position I will never
move again#" I said, !4o yo )now the Scriptre says, G(od is the strength of my heart, and my
portion for ever-6" C0salm EJ+<IF# $e said, !Shall I get p6" I said, !*o#"
That day was spent in prayer and ministering the Word# I fond a great state of nbelief in that
hose, bt I saw 3artin had faith to be healed# $is sister was home from the asylm# (od held me
there to pray for that place# I said to the family, !(et 3artin-s clothes readyB I believe he is to be
raised p#" I felt the nbelief# I went to the chapel and had prayer with a nmber of people arond
there, and before noon they too believed 3artin wold be healed# When I retrned I said, !1re his
clothes ready6" They said, !*o#" I said, !,h, will yo hinder (od-s wor) in this hose6" I went in to
3artin-s room all alone# I said, !I believe (od will do a new thing today# I believe when I lay hands
on yo the glory of heaven will fill the place#" I laid my hands on him in the name of the Father, Son,
and $oly (host, and immediately the glory of the Lord filled the room, and I went headlong to the
floor# I did not see what too) place on the bed, or in the room, bt this yong man began to shot ot,
!(lory, glory5" and I heard him say, !for Thy glory, Lord," and that man stood before me perfectly
healed# $e went to the door and opened it and his father stood there# $e said, !Father, the Lord has
raised me p," and the father fell to the floor and cried for salvation# The yong woman broght ot of
the asylm was perfectly healed at that moment by the power of (od in that hose#
(od wants s to see that the power of (od coming pon people has something more in it than
we have yet )nown# The power to heal and to bapti&e is in this place, bt yo mst say, !Lord, what
wilt tho have me to do6" :o say it is for months before the harvest# If yo had the eyes of @ess
yo wold see that the harvest is already here# The devil will say yo can-t have faithB yo tell him he
is a liar# The $oly (host wants yo for the prpose of manifesting @ess throgh yo# ,h, may yo
never be the same again5 The $oly Spirit moving pon s will ma)e s to be li)e $im, and we will
trly say, !Lord, what wilt tho have me to do6"
0blished in Trimphs of Faith
Spirital (ifts, *ovember ;>;?
See the twelfth chapter of First Corinthians# !*ow concerning spirital gifts, brethren, I
wold not have yo ignorant" Cv# ;F# *ow when the $oly (host says that, $e e'pects s to
nderstand what the gifts are, and $e wants s to nderstand that the chrch may be able to profit
thereby#
!###no man can say @ess is the Lord, bt by the $oly (host" C; Corinthians ;<+JF# Whenever I
have come in toch with people who have ac)nowledged the Lord @ess, I have )nown whether they
)new anything abot the Spirit of (od, for every spirit which is of (od testifies of @ess, and yo will
always be able to tell by that their spirital condition# If they do not confess that @ess was manifested
in the flesh, yo may )now that they have not the Spirit of (od# Beloved, on the contrary, we find ot
that every spirit that confesses that @ess is the Lord, is by the $oly (host#
###there are diversities of operations, bt it is the same (od which
wor)eth all in all# Bt the manifestation of the Spirit is given to
every man to profit withal# ; Corinthians ;<+I,E
.veryone who has received the $oly (host has within him great possibilities and nlimited
powerB also great possessions, not only of things which are present, bt also of things which are to
come# The $oly (host has power to e/ip yo for every emergency# The reason people are not ths
e/ipped is that they do not receive $im and do not yield to $imB they are timid and dobt, and in the
measre that they dobt, they go down# Bt if yo yield to $is leadings and do not dobt, it will lead
yo to sccess and victoryB yo will grow in grace and will have not only a controlling power, bt
yo will have a revealing power of the mind and prposes which (od has for yo# I see where all
things are in the power of the $oly (host, and I mst not fail to give yo the same trth#
We mst remember that we have entered into the manifestation of the glory of (od, and in that
is great power and strength# 3any might be far ahead of where they are this morning bt they have
dobted# If by any means the enemy can come in and ma)e yo believe a lie, he will do so# We have
had to strggle to maintain or standing in or salvation, for the enemy wold beat s ot of that if
possible# It is in the closeness of the association and oneness with Christ where there is no fear, bt
perfect confidence all the time# The child of (od need not go bac) a day for his e'perience, for the
presence of the Lord is with him and the $oly (host is in him and in mighty power, if he will believeB
and I see that we shold stir one another p and provo)e one another to good wor)s#
The 0entecostal people have a !)now" in their e'perience# We )now that we have the Spirit
abiding within and if we are not moved pon by the Spirit, we move the SpiritB that is what we mean
by stirring p the Spirit# 1nd yet it is not we, bt the living faith within s, it is the Spirit who stirs
$imself p# Where are we living6 I do not mean in the natral order# We are a spirital people, a
royal priesthood, a holy people#
If we find that there is nbelief in s we mst search or hearts to see why it is there# Where
there is a living faith, there is no nbelief, and we go on from faith to faith ntil it becomes as natral
to live there as can be# Bt if yo try to live faith before yo are 8st, yo will fail, for !the 8st shall
live by faith," CRomans ;+;EF and when yo are 8st, it is a natral conse/ence for yo to live by
faith# It is easyB it is 8oyflB it is more than that, it is or life, and spirital inheritance#
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdomB to another the
word of )nowledge by the same Spirit# ; Corinthians ;<+H
If the Spirit can stir yo p this morning, yo will come short in no gift# (od wants yo to see
that we need not come behind in any gift, and wants to bring s to a place where we will be on fire
becase of what $e has called s to# We oght always to move the tent every nightB we cannot stay in
one placeB the land is before sB there are wonderfl possessions# $e says, !They are yorsB go in and
claim them#"
0al prayed that we might be !able to comprehend with all saints," C.phesians J+;HF and I see
that place where 0al was in the $oly (host and I believe that (od is calling s today to comprehend
as mch as 0al comprehended# It is in the perfect will of (od that we shold possess the needed
gifts, bt there mst be nity between (od and yo# When the gifts are in evidence, the whole chrch
is bilt p, Christ being the head# @ess said, !I come to do Thy will, , my (od5" and as we
srrender in that way (od will be delighted to hand to s the gift which is necessary# The more we
reali&e that (od has frnished s with a gift, the more completely we will be nited with @ess, so
that people will be conscios of $im rather than of $is gift#
,h, beloved, if it is not all of the $oly (host and if we are not so lost and controlled in the
ministry of the gift, that it is only to be @ess, it will all be a failre and come to naght# There was
none so self9conscios as they who said, !In Thy name we have cast ot devils#" They were so
controlled by the natral and the thoght that they had done it all, that (od was not in it# Bt when $e
comes forth and does it, it is all right#
There is a place in the $oly (host where we will not allow nbelief to affect s, for (od has
all power in heaven and earth# 1nd now that I am in the secret )nowledge of this power I stand in a
place where my faith is not to be limited, becase I have the )nowledge that $e is in me and I in $im#
Some of yo come from yor homes with bro)en hearts, yo have a longing for something to
strengthen yo in conditions which e'ist there, and a power to ma)e these conditions different# :o
say yo are ne/ally yo)ed together# :o have a mighty power that is greater than all natral power#
:o can ta)e victory over yor homes, and yor hsbands, and children and yo mst do it in the
Lord-s way# Sppose yo do see many things that oght to be differentB if it is yor cross yo mst
ta)e it and win the victory for (odB it can be done, for greater is $e that is in yo than all the power
of hell# I rec)on that any man filled with the $oly (host is e/al to a legion of devils any day#
1 man in (lasgow got p and said, !I have power to cast ot devils#" 1 man fll of devils got
p and came to him, and this man did everything he cold, bt cold not cast ot the devils# 4o yo
want to cast ot devils6 :o be sre it is the $oly (host that does it# :o )now that spirit of
divination followed 0al three days# The $oly (host has $is dwelling place within me and is stirring
p my heart and life to adore @ess# ,ther things mst be left behindB I mst adore $im#
(od says, !.very one that as)eth receiveth#" What do yo as) for6 What is the motive6 In the
forth chapter of @ames we read that they as)ed amiss, that they might consme it on their own lsts#
There is a need for the gifts, and (od will reveal to yo what yo oght to have, and yo oght never
to be satisfied ntil yo receive it# It is important that we )now we can do nothing of orselvesB bt
we may )now that we are clothed with the power of (od so we are not in the natral man in a sense,
bt as we go forth in this power things will ta)e place as they too) place in the days of the disciples#
When I received the new birth at eight years of age it was so precios and lovelyB I have never lost
the )nowledge of my acceptance with (od since that time# Brothers and sisters, there was a wor) that
(od wroght in me when I tarried for the baptism, which has been wonderfl# I was in a strange
positionB I had testified to having received the baptism of the $oly Spirit for si'teen years and had the
anointing of the SpiritB I cold not spea) withot it# 3y wife wold come to me and say, !They are
waiting for yo to come ot and spea) to the people#" I wold say, !I cannot and will not come
withot the anointing of the Spirit#" I can see now I was calling the anointing the baptismB bt when
the $oly Spirit came into my body ntil I cold not give satisfaction to the glory that was in me, (od
too) this tonge, and I spo)e as the Spirit gave tterance which broght perfect satisfaction to me#
When $e comes in $e abides# I then began to reach ot as the $oly (host showed me#
In the call of .lisha (od saw the yong man-s willingness to obey# The twelve yo)e of o'en,
the plow and all soon came to naght and all bridges had to be brned behind him# Brother, the Lord
has called yo# 1re yo separated from the old things6 :o cannot go withot# 1s .lisha went on
with .li8ah, he heard the wonderfl things of his ministry, and he was longing for the time when he
wold ta)e his master-s place# The time was coming# $is master said to him, !I am going to (il gal
today, I want yo to remain here#" !3aster," he said, !I mst go with yo#" I find that other people
)new something abot it for they said to him, !4o yo )nowK the 3aster is going to be ta)en away
from yo today6" $e said, !$old yor peace, I )now it#" Later on the master said, !I want to go on to
BethelB yo stay here#" Bt .lisha says, !*o, I will not leave thee" Csee < =ings <F# Something had
been revealed to .lisha# 0erhaps (od is drawing yo to do somethingB yo feel it# Then .li8ah said,
!The Lord hath sent me to @ordanB yo stay here#" It was the spirit of the old man that was stirring p
the yong man# If yo see &eal in somebody else, get on a stretch for itB it is for yo# I am recogni&ing
that (od is wanting all the members of $is body 8oined togetherB and $e ma)es s feel in these days
when a person is failing to go on with (od, we mst have that member#
When they came to the @ordan .li8ah switched his mantle over it, and they passed over, and no
dobt .lisha said, !I mst follow his steps#" 1nd when they had gone over, the old man said, !:o
have done well, yo wold not stay bac)B what is the real desire of yor heart6 I feel I am going to
leave yoB as) what yo li)e now before I leave yo#" !3aster," he says, !I have seen all that yo
have doneB 3aster, I want twice as mch as yo have#" I believe it is the fainthearted that do not get
mch# 1s they went on p the hill down comes the chariot of fire, nearer and nearer, and when it
lights, the old man 8mps in, and the yong man says, !Father, Father, Father," and down comes the
mantle# What have yo as)ed for6 1re yo satisfied to go on in the old way now when the $oly Spirit
has come to give yo an nlimited spply of power, and $e says, !What will yo have6"
We see 0eter so filled with the $oly (host that his shadow falling on sic) people heals them
C1cts A+;AF# What do yo want6 $e as)ed and he got it# .lisha comes down and he says, !I don-t feel
any different," bt he had the )nowledge that feelings are not to be conted for anythingB some of yo
people are loo)ing at yor feelings all the time# $e came to the waters as an ordinary man, then in the
)nowledge that he possessed the mantle Cnot in any feelings abot itF he said, !Where is the (od of
.li8ah6" and he pt his feet down# When yo pt yor feet down and say yo are going to have a
doble portion, yo will get it# 1fter he had crossed, there were the yong men again Cthey always
come where there is powerF and they said, !The spirit of .li8ah doth rest pon .lisha#"
:o are to have the gifts, and claim them, and the Lord will certainly change yor life and yo
will be new men and women# 1re yo as)ing for a doble portion this morning6 I trst that no one
shall come behind in any gift# :o say, !I have as)edB do yo thin) (od will be pleased to have me
as) again6" :es, do before $imB as) again, and we may this morning go forth in the Spirit of the
mantle, and it shall be no longer I, bt the $oly (host, and we shall see and )now $is power becase
we believe#
0blished in Trimphs of Faith
Tho 1rt the Christ, *ovember ;>;?
I need not say how pleased I am to be among yo again# We are coming in contact this
afternoon with a living Christ# It is pon this Roc) (od is bilding $is Chrch, and the gates of hell
shall not prevail against it C3atthew ;I+;HF# We are more confident today than we were yesterday#
(od is bilding s p in this faith, so that we are living in great e'pectation# $e is bringing s into a
place with $imself where we can say, !I have seen (od#" I have been as)ing (od to send s $is
Word that is on fireB something that will live in or hearts, that will abide with s forever# It is
important that every day we shold lay some new fondation that can never be prooted# ,h, for a
living toch from (od, and a new inspiration of power, and a deeper sense of $is love5 I have been
thin)ing abot the si'teenth chapter of 3atthew, and 0eter-s answer to @ess when $e as)ed $is
disciples the /estion, !Whom say ye that I am6" C3atthew ;I+;AFB and 0eter answered saying, !Tho
art the Christ, the Son of the living (od" Cv# ;IF#
Beloved friends, do yo )now $im this afternoon6 $as this revelation come to yor heart6 4o
yo call $im Lord6 4o yo find comfort in the fact that $e is yors6 !Whom say ye that I am6" The
3aster )new what was in their thoghts before $e as)ed them# This fact ma)es me long more and
more to be really treB (od is seeing right into my heart and reads my thoghts# There is something in
what @ess said to 0eter that is applicable to s this afternoon+
Blessed art tho, Simon Bar8ona+ for flesh and blood hath not
revealed it nto thee, bt my Father which is in heaven# 3atthew
;I+;E
If yo can call @ess Lord this afternoon, it is by the $oly (host# 1nd so there oght to be
within s this afternoon a deep response that says, !Tho art the Christ#" When we can say this from
or hearts it ma)es s )now that we are not born of flesh and blood, bt of the Spirit of the living
(od# If yo will go bac) to the time when yo first had the )nowledge that yo were born of (od, yo
will see that there was within yo a deep cry for yor FatherB yo fond yo had a heavenly Father# If
yo want to )now the real sccess of any life it will be becase of this )nowledge, !Tho art the
Christ#" This )nowledge is the roc) fondation, !and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it#
1nd I will give nto thee the )eys of the )ingdom of heaven" C3atthew ;I+;H,;>F#
It is abot this roc), this blessed fondation9trth, that I want to spea) this afternoonB this
)nowledge of or personal acceptance with (odB this life of faith that we have come into# It is
becase of this roc) fondation that we have this living faith, and that fondation cannot be
overthrown# $e has given s power to bind and loose# .veryone that has come down to this roc)
fondation oght to be in this position# I want yo to go away from this meeting )nowing that yo are
on this roc) fondation and able to bind and able to looseB and to have that living faith that yo can
pray and )now yo have the answer becase of (od-s promises, and the fact that @ess said, !If ye
believe#" It is on this roc) that or faith mst be based, and this will never failB (od has established it
forever#
From that time forth began @ess to show nto his disciples, how
that he mst go nto @ersalem, and sffer many things### and be
)illed, and be raised again the third day# Then 0eter too) him, and
began to reb)e him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord+ this shall
not be nto thee# Bt he trned, and said nto 0eter, (et thee
behind me, Satan### Then said @ess nto his disciples, If any man
will come after me, let him deny himself, and ta)e p his cross, and
follow me# 3atthew ;I+<;9<?
We find the fndamental trths of all the ages were planted right in the life of 0eter# We see
evidences of the spirital power to which he had attained, and we also see the natral power
wor)ing# @ess saw that $e mst sffer if $e wold reach that spirital life which (od intended $im
to reach# So @ess said, !I mst go forwardB yor words, 0eter, are an offense to 3e#" So if yo see)
to save yorself it is an offense to (od# (od has been impressing it pon me more and more that if I
see) at any time favor of men, or earthly power, I shall lose favor with (od, and I cannot have faith#
@ess said, !$ow can ye believe if ye see) honor one of another6" (od is spea)ing to s, every one,
and trying to get s to ct the shore lines# There is only one place where we can get the mind and will
of (odB it is alone with (odB if yo loo) to anybody else yo cannot get it# If we see) to save
orselves we shall never reach the place where we will be able to bind and loose# There is a close
companionship between yo and @ess that nobody )nows abot, where every day yo have to choose
or refse# It is in the narrow way that yo get the power to bind and the power to loose# I )now that
$e was separated from $is own )ith and )in, and the l'ries of life $e was deprived of# It seems to
me that (od wants to get every one of s separated to $imself in this holy war, and we are not going
to have faith if we do not give orselves wholly p to $im# Beloved, it is in these last days that I
cannot have the power I want to have nless I am willing to shear myselfB it is a narrow way#
Beloved, yo will not be able to bind and loose if yo have sin in yo# There is not a person
within the hearing of my voice that is able to deal with the sins of others if he is not free himself,
!###he breathed on them, and saith nto them, Receive ye the $oly (host" C@ohn <D+<<F# $e )new the
$oly (host wold give them a revelation of themselves, and also a conception of (od# $e mst
reveal to yo yor depravity# In L)e <<+<>,JD, we read+
1nd I appoint nto yo a )ingdom, as my Father hath appointed
nto meB that ye may eat and drin) at my table in my )ingdom, and
sit on thrones, 8dging the twelve tribes of Israel#
4o yo believe that the Father in heaven wold ma)e yo a 8dge over a )ingdom if there was
anything croo)ed in yo6 4o yo believe yo will be able to bind nless yo are free yorself6 Bt
every man that hath this living Christ within him hath the power that will pt to death all sin# With
@ess- last words on earth $e gave the disciples a commissionB the discipleship has never ceased#
The chrches are wea) today becase Christ the roc) is not abiding in them in the manifestations of
the power of (od# This is not becase it is a special gift % this power to loose and to bind % bt it
is whether yo have the roc) fondation in yo# In the name of @ess yo will loose, and in the name
of @ess yo will bind, and if $e is in yo it oght to bring forth evidences of that power#
,ne can see that 0eter had great sympathy in the natral, and he did not want @ess to be
crcifiedB it was perfectly natral for 0eter to say what he did, bt @ess said, !###(et thee behind
me###" C3atthew ;I+<JF# $e )new $e mst not be trned aside by any hman sympathy# The only way
we can retain or hmility is )eeping on this narrow line, and saying, !(et thee behind me, Satan#" If
yo try to go the easy way yo cannot be @ess- disciple# Beloved, we are now living in the
e'perience of the fact that @ess is the Roc)# It ma)es me glad becase we are in the reach of
wonderfl possibilities becase of this Roc)# Ta)e a stand on the fact this afternoon that this Roc)
cannot be overthrown#
1 woman came to a meeting where I was, who was paraly&ed and was seventy9seven years
old# Bt the power of (od came into her, and she was so strengthened and blessed after prayer she
rshed p and down in a marvelos way# Brothers and sisters, what I see in this woman-s healing is
an illstration of what (od will do# I am trsting that we shall all be so strengthened today in the
power of (od that we shall not allow any dobt or fear to come into or heartsB bt yo will )now
that yo are created anew by a living faith, and there is in that faith within yo power to accomplish
wonderfl things for (od# I want to say that the most wonderfl and marvelos faith is the simple faith
of a little child# It is also the faith that dares# There is a boldness that comes and we say, !:o shall
be healed#"
1 man broght his son to my meeting, and he was all drawn to one side from having fits for
years# The father said, !Can yo do anything for my son6" and I said, !In the name of @ess, yes, he
can be healed"B and I )new it was becase of the Roc) it cold be done# There is a Spirit that dwells
within s, and this is nothing less than the life of $im who gave $imself for s, for $e is the Roc)9
life in s# I wonder if yo wait ntil some mighty power sweeps over yo before yo have power to
bindB that is not the power# The Roc) is within yo, yo have power to bind and power to loose
becase yo consist of that Roc)# What yo have to do is to stand on that fact and se the power# Will
yo do it6
I said, !Father, in the name of @ess, I bind the evil spirit in this yong man#" ,h, that name of
@ess5 We ma)e too little se of that name# .ven the children cried !$osanna#" If we wold let
orselves go, and praise and praise and praise $im, (od wold give s the shot of victory# The ne't
meeting the father broght the yong man again, and yo did not need to as) if he was deliveredB the
brightness of his face, and the shining of the father-s face told the story# I said, !Is it all right now6"
and he said, !:es#" ,h, I see it is needed so mch, this power to bind and power to loose# Brothers
and sisters, wherever yo are yo can set people free# (od wants to change yor name this afternoon
from dobting Thomas to prevailing Israel#
1 yong woman was broght to me who had a cancerB she had gotten very low# 0eople need
cheering p# This yong woman was cast down# I said to her, !Cheer p"B bt I cold not get her to
cheer p, so in the name of @ess I bond this evil power, and then laid hands on her and said, !Sister,
yo are free#" Then she arose and as)ed if she might say something, and she rbbed the place where
the cancer had been and said, !It is all gone#"
,h, brothers and sisters, I want yo to see that power is yors# (od is delighted when we se
the power $e has given s# I believe every child of (od has a measre of this power, bt there is a
fller manifestation of the power when they get so filled that they spea) in tonges# I want yo to
press on till yo get the flness# We mst send these people home, 3rs# 3ontgomery, with a loaf of
bread and a flagon of wine, as 4avid did those people C< Samel I+;>F#
When shall we see all the people filled with the $oly (host, and the things done as they were
in the 1cts of the apostles6 It will be when all the people shall say, !Lord, tho art (od#" I want yo
to come into a place of sch relationship with (od that yo will )now yor prayers are answered,
becase $e has promised#
I dropped into a cobbler-s shop one morning, and there was a man who had his eyes covered
with a green shade, and they were so inflamed he was sffering terribly# $e said, !I cannot rest
anywhere#" I did not as) him what he believed, bt laid down my Bible, and pt my hands on those
poor sffering eyes in the name of @ess# $e said, !This is strangeB I have no painB I am free#" 4o yo
thin) the hman mind can do that6 I say, !*o#" We do these things with a consciosness that (od will
answer, and $e is pleased with that )ind of service#
1 boy came into the meeting on crtchesB he had a bro)en an)leB several of s 8oined in
prayer, and with 8oy I saw that boy so healed that he pt his crtches nder his arm and wal)ed away#
Beloved, @ess is coming soonB there are so many things that seem to say, !$e is at the door#"
Will yo se the power of the Roc) within yo, for $is glory6
1ddress given in ,a)land, California
Sons and @oint9$eirs, Febrary ;>;A
I want to spea) abot the eighth chapter of Romans, beginning with the eleventh verse# I sed
to have a hard heart, and (od had to brea) and brea) and brea) me# I sed to be critical of people
who preached divine healing, and did certain things which I thoght they shold not do# Then (od
began to pt me throgh a testing and to brea) meB I went down before (od, and then the hardness was
ta)en away and all bitterness# I believe (od wants to get all the grit and hardness ot of s#
###if the Spirit of him that raised p @ess from the dead dwell in
yo, he that raised p Christ from the dead shall also /ic)en yor
mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in yo# Romans H+;;
The power of (od here is dealing with or !mortal bodies," bt I see the power of the Spirit
today wants to /ic)en s both in spirit and body#
###If ye live after the flesh, ye shall die+ bt if ye T$R,7($ T$.
S0IRIT do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live# For as many
as are led by the Spirit of (od, they are the sons of (od# For ye
have not received the spirit of bondage again to fearB bt ye have
received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, 1bba, Father###
1nd if children, then heirsB heirs of (od, and 8oint9heirs with
Christ#### Romans H+;J9;A,;E
The thoght that specially comes to me today is that of sonship# The Spirit brings s to a place
where we see that we are sons of (od# 1nd becase of this glorios position we are not only sons bt
heirs, and not only heirs, bt 8oint9heirs# 1nd becase of that, I want yo to see that all the promises of
(od are yea and amen to yo throgh @ess in the $oly (host# If the Spirit of (od that raised @ess
from the dead is in yo, that power of the Spirit is going to /ic)en yor mortal body# 1nd it brings
me into a living place to believe that as an adopted child I may lay hold of the promises# I see two
wonderfl things+ I see deliverance for the body, and I see also the power of the Spirit in sonship is
raising me p, and pressing me onward to translation throgh faith in the Lord @ess Christ#
I want to read two verses in the seventeenth chapter of @ohn+
These words spa)e @ess, and lifted p his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hor is comeB glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
may glorify thee+ 1s tho hast given him power over all flesh, that
he shold give eternal life to as many as tho hast given him# 1nd
this is life eternal, that they might )now thee the only tre (od,
and @ess Christ, whom tho hast sent# Lerses ;9J
It is no small thing to be broght into fellowship with the Father throgh @ess Christ# The
Spirit that is in yo not only pts to death all other power, bt $e is showing s or privilege and
bringing s into a faith that we can claim all we need# The moment a man comes into the )nowledge of
Christ he is made an heir of heaven# By the Spirit he is being changed into the image of the Son of
(od, and it is in that image that we can definitely loo) into the face of the Father and see that the
things we as) for are done#
###if children, then heirsB heirs of (od, and 8oint9heirs with ChristB if
so be that we sffer with him, that we may be also glorified
together# For I rec)on that the sfferings of this present time are
not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in
s# Romans H+;E,;H
1nd the glory is not only going to be revealed, bt it is already revealed in s# We are being
changed from glory to glory# I want yo to go away from this camp meeting in the )nowledge of yor
sonship# I want yo to go away )nowing that the Spirit which raised p @ess from the dead is
dwelling in yor mortal body, and ma)ing yo a son# !###we shall be li)e himB for we shall see him as
he is" C; @ohn J+<F# It does not mean that we shall have faces li)e @ess, bt have the same Spirit#
When they loo) at s and see the glory, they will say, !:es, it is the same Spirit," for they will see the
lstre of the glory of @ess Christ# Beloved, we are being changed#
For the earnest e'pectation of the creatre waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of (od# Romans H+;>
.very one of s who is born of (od, and has the power of the $oly Spirit in him, is longing
for the manifestation of the sonship# :o say, when shall these things come forth6 So 0al gets into the
e'pectation of it and says+
###the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together ntil
now### even we orselves groan### waiting for the adoption, to wit,
the redemption of or body# Romans H+<<,<J
Brothers and sisters, within me this afternoon, there is a cry and a longing for deliverance#
0raise (od, it is coming5 There is a tre sense even now in which yo may live in the resrrection
power# The $oly Spirit is wor)ing in s and bringing s to a condition where we )now $e is doing a
wor) in s# I never felt so near heaven as last night when the hose was sha)ing with an earth/a)e,
and I thoght my Lord might come# 3ore than crossing the sea and seeing my children, I wold rather
see @ess# !For the creatre was made sb8ect to vanity###" CRomans H+<DF# 0raise (od, we are
delivered by the power of the Spirit#
Becase the creatre itself also shall be delivered from the
bondage of corrption into the glorios liberty of the children of
(od# Romans H+<;
4o not say, how can this be and that be6 The sovereign grace and power of (od are e/al to
all these things# I changed by the power of the $oly Spirit, that I )now there is a bigger man in me
than the natral man#
1nd not only they, bt orselves also, which have the firstfrits of
the Spirit, even we orselves groan within orselves, waiting for
the adoption####
Brothers and sisters, are yo really waiting6 The baptism of the $oly Spirit lin)s heaven to
earth, and (od wants s to be so filled with the Spirit, and wal) in the Spirit, that while we live here
on earth or heads will be right p in heaven# Brothers and sisters, the Spirit can give yo patience to
wait# The baptism in the $oly (host is the essential power in the body which will bring rest from all
yor weariness, and give yo a hopefl e'pectation that each day may be the day we go p with $im#
We mst not be foolish people folding or hands and giving p everything# I find there is no time li)e
the present to be p and active, !###the Spirit also helpeth or infirmities###" CRomans H+<IF# We have
need for or infirmities to be helped by the Spirit, in order that the body shold not be ta'ed ot of
measre# The $oly Spirit $imself will pray throgh yo and bring to yor remembrance the things yo
oght to pray for, according to the mind of the Spirit# Is there a person in this place who says I have
no need of the $oly (host6
1 yong man came into the meeting last night and I as)ed him where he stood# $e said, !I am
satisfied#" I said, !:o are in a sad conditionB there is nothing anywhere for a man who is satisfied# It
is only the hngry and thirsty that (od says shall receive and shall be filled#" !Blessed are they which
do hnger and thirst after righteosness+ for they shall be filled" C3atthew A+IF#
The highest prpose (od has for s is that we shall be transformed into the image of $is Son#
We have seen in a measre (od-s prpose in filling s with the Spirit, that $e might bring abot in s
the image of $is Son#
For whom he did fore)now, he also did predestinate to be con9
formed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn
among many brethren# 3oreover whom he did predestinate, them
he also called+ and whom he called, them he also 8stifiedB and
whom he 8stified, them he also glorified# Romans H+<>,JD
Where are yo this afternoonB are yo standing on that6 I believe there are two classes of
people, the whosever will and the whosever won-t# I want yo to e'amine yorselves this afternoon
and see where yo stand, and if yo stand on these trths which (od has given, yo will be ama&ed to
see how (od will ma)e everything move so that yo may be conformed to the image of $is Son#
Bt when it pleased (od, who separated me from my mother-s
wombB and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I
might preach him among the heathen#### (alatians ;+;A,;I
It is a sad thing today to see how people are astonished at the wor)ings of (od# 3illions of
years ago $e prposed in $is heart to do this mighty thing in s# 1re yo going to refse it, or are yo
going to yield6 I than) (od $e predestinated me to be saved, and it is a case of whosever will, and
whosoever will not believe# :o see it is a mystery, bt (od prposed it before the fondation of the
world# 1nd if yo yield, $e will pt in yo a living faith, and yo cannot get away from the power of
it# ,h, brothers and sisters, let s come a little nearer# $ow ama&ing it is that we can be so
transformed that the thoghts of Christ will be first in or minds# $ow blessed that when everybody
arond yo is interested in everything else, yo are thin)ing abot @ess Christ# Brothers and sisters,
let s get a little nearer still#
I want to say this afternoon it is the prpose of (od that yo shold rise into the place of
sonship# 4on-t miss the prpose (od has in $is heart for yo# It yo cold only reali&e that (od
wants to ma)e of yo the firstfrits, and separate yo nto $imself# (od has lifted some of yo p
over and over again# It is ama&ing how (od in $is mercy has restored and restored, !###and whom he
called, them he also 8stified+ and whom he 8stified, them he also glorified" CRomans H+JDF# The
glorification is still going on, and is going to e'ceed what it is now#
Within yor heart this afternoon there srely mst be a response to this call# !What shall we
then say to these things6 If (od be for s, who can be against s6" CRomans H+J;F# It does not matter
who is against s# If there are millions against yo, (od has prposed it and will bring yo right
throgh to glory# !What shall we say then to these things6" Cv# J;F# $man wisdom has to stand still#
It is with the heart that man believeth nto righteosness#
$e that spared not his own Son, bt delivered him p for s all, how
shall he not with him also freely give s all things6 Romans H+J<
Brothers and sisters, what do yo want6 That is the /estion# What
have yo come here for6 We have seen (od wor) in horribly
diseased bodies# ,r (od is able to heal and to !###freely give s all
things--- Cv# J<F#
!Who shall lay any thing to the charge of (od-s elect6" CRomans H+JJF# I tell yo, it is a bad
bsiness for the man who pts his hand pon (od-s anointed# !Who is he that condemneth6" Cv# J?F#
$ow mch of that there is todayB brother condemning brother, everybody condemning one another#
:o also go abot condemning yorself# The devil is the accser of the brethren# Bt there is power
in the blood to free s and )eep s and to bring s healing# 4o not let the enemy cripple yo and bind
yo# Why don-t yo believe (od-s Word6 There is a blessed place for yo in the $oly (host# Instead
of condemning yo, Christ is interceding for yo#
For I am persaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
nor height, nor depth, nor any other creatre, shall be able to
separate s from the love of (od, which is in Christ @ess or
Lord# Romans H+JH,J>
Beloved, yo are in a wonderfl place# I want yo to ta)e home this afternoon the )nowledge
that becase (od has called yo and chosen yo, $e wants yo to )now today that yo have power
with $im, and becase yo are sons, and 8oint9heirs, yo have a right to healing for yor bodies, and
to be delivered from all the power of the enemy#
0blished in Trimphs of Faith
The 0ower of the (ospel, @ly ;>;A
I am convinced that there is nothing in the world that is going to convince men and women of
the power of the (ospel li)e the manifestation of the Spirit with the frits# (od has bapti&ed s in the
$oly (host for a prpose, that $e may show $is mighty power in hman flesh, as $e did in @ess,
and $e is bringing s to a place where $e may manifest these gifts#
###no man spea)ing by the Spirit of (od calleth @ess accrsed+ and
no man can say that @ess is the Lord, bt by the $oly (host# ;
Corinthians ;<+J
.very man who does not spea) the trth concerning this Word, which is @ess, ma)es $im the
accrsedB so all we have to do is to have the revelation of the Word in or hearts and there will be no
fear of or being led astray, becase this Word is nothing else bt @ess# In the gospel of St# @ohn yo
read that the Word was (od, and $e became flesh and dwelt amongst s and we beheld $is glory, the
glory of the only begotten Son of the Father# So it is revealed that $e is the Son of (od % the Word
of (od# This Word Cpointing to the BibleF is nothing else than the Word of (od, and everything that
confesses it not yo can pt down straight away, withot getting mi'ed p at all, that it is not of the
$oly (host and conse/ently yo can wipe ot all sch things# There is no difficlty abot saving
yorselves, becase the Word of (od will always save#
*ow there are diversities of gifts, bt the same Spirit# 1nd there
are diversities of administrations, bt the same Lord# 1nd there
are diversities of operations, bt it is the same (od which wor)eth
all in all# Bt the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man
to profit withal# ; Corinthians ;<+?9E
3y heart is in this bsiness# I am broght face to face with the tact that now the $oly (host is
dwelling within me, that $e is dwelling in my body, and as @ohn says in his epistle, the nction of the
$oly ,ne is within# The nction of the $oly ,ne is the $oly Spirit manifested in s# So we see that
straight away within s there is the power to ma)e manifest and bring forth those gifts which $e has
promised, and these gifts will be manifested in proportion as we live in the nction of the Spirit of
(od# Ths we shall find ot that those gifts mst be manifested#
3y brother here C3r# 3oserF was sffering from want of sleep# $e had had no fll night of
sleep for a long time# I said last night, !I command thee in the name of @ess to sleep#" When he came
this morning he was well, he had had a good night-s sleep# 1 man came to me in Toronto and said he
had not had a night-s rest for three years and that he had lost the power to sleep# $e also said he had
lost his bsinessB what cold we do for him6 I said, !I command yo in the name of the Lord @ess to
go home and sleep#" Withot /estioning me frther he went home, and at eight o-cloc) the ne't
morning he rng me p and said, !Can I see yo6 I want to see yo soon# I have been sleeping at
night#" So he came, and then said, !Can yo give me power to get my bsiness bac)6" I said, !Come
to the meeting tonight#" $e said, !I will#" $e came, and the power of the Lord filled the place#
Conviction settled pon that man# 1 call was made to the altar# $e came, bt fell on the way# (od
saved him, and that was the trning point in his life and for his bsiness# Beloved, the power of the
$oly (host is within s to profit withal# $e says,
To one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdomB to mother the
word of )nowledge by the same SpiritB to another faith by the same
SpiritB to another the gifts of healing by the same SpiritB to another
the wor)ing of miraclesB to another prophecyB to another
discerning of spiritsB to another divers )inds of tongesB to another
the interpretation of tonges+ Bt all these wor)eth that one and
the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will# ;
Corinthians ;<+H9;;
0al distinctly says that it is possible for any one man not to come behind in any gift according
to the measre of faith as he receives of the Lord @ess# *o dobt some of yo present have
sometimes thoght what a blessed thing it wold be if yo had been the Lirgin 3ary# Listen, !Blessed
is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which tho hast sc)ed# Bt he said, :ea rather, blessed are
they that hear the word of (od, and )eep it" CL)e ;;+<E,<HF# :o see a higher position than 3ary-s
is attained throgh simple faith in what the Scriptres say#
If we receive the Word of (od as it is given to s, there will be power in or bodies to claim
the gifts of (od, and it will ama&e the world when they see the power of (od manifested throgh
these gifts# I believe we are coming to a time when these gifts will be more distinctly manifested#
What can be more convincing6 1ye, $e is a lovely @ess# $e went forth from place to place, reb)ing
demons, healing the sic), and doing other wonderfl things# What was the reason6 (od was with $im#
Wherever there is a child of (od who dare receive the Word of (od and cherish it, there is
(od made manifest in the flesh, for the Word of (od is life and spirit and brings s into a place
where we )now that we have power with (od and with men, in proportion to or loyalty of faith in
the Word of (od#
*ow, beloved, I feel somehow that we have missed the greatest principle which nderlies the
baptism of the $oly Spirit# The greatest principle is that (od the $oly (host came into my body to
ma)e manifest the mighty wor)s of (od and that I may profit withal# *ot one gift alone, bt as (od the
$oly (host abides in my body I find $e fills it, and then one can trly say it is the nction of the $oly
,ne# It so fills s that we feel we can command demons to come ot of persons possessedB and when I
lay hands on the sic) in the name of the Lord @ess I reali&e that this body is the oter coil merely and
that within is the Son of (od# For I receive the Word of Christ and Christ is in me, the power of (od
is in me, and the $oly (host is ma)ing that Word a living Word, and the $oly (host ma)es me say,
!Come ot5" It is not Wigglesworth# It is the power of the $oly (host that ma)es manifest the glorios
presence of Christ#
0blished in Flmes of Fire
The 0lace of Lictory, @anary ;>;I
I am led this afternoon to deal with some important things that will be helpfl for s
afterwards# The thoght that has been pressing pon my mind for some time is the thoght of !abiding"
and the 8oy of being at that place where we can always cont pon being in the presence of power,
where we )now (od-s presence is with s, leading to the place where victory is assred## That is the
important trth I have been led to thin) of, and we are here to get hold of the thoght that if we )eep in
the right place with (od, (od can do anything with s#
I am going to trn to two or three passages of Scriptre# The first is L)e ?, first verse+
1nd @ess being fll of the $oly (host retrned from @ordan, and
was led by the Spirit into the wilderness#
3ar) spea)s abot being driven by the Spirit# Whatever either 3ar) or L)e means, there is
one thing certain, and that is this, there is a power, a ma8esty, falling on @ess, and $e is no longer the
same man % $e has now received this mighty anointing power of (od and in this place $e reali&es
that the only thing for $im to do is to sbmit, and as $e sbmits $e is more and more covered with
the power, and led by the Spirit# The $oly Spirit ta)es $im away into the wilderness, with its
dar)ness and great privations# For forty days $e was withot food, bt becase of the presence and
the power within and on $im, $e is certain of victory# With this power $e faces the wild beasts of
the wilderness and the privations as to every hman sstenance, and then at the end of forty days, in
that holy attainment, $e is broght into a state of persection and trial sch as probably has never
attac)ed a man before# 1nd in that place where $e is, (od sstains $im mightily# With what6 With
this holy % and I want yo to thin) abot it % this holy, blessed nction which is pon @ess, and
which so brings prophecy to bear pon Satan that @ess is li)e the pen of a ready writer, and slays
Satan every time with prophecy#
###@ess retrned in the power of the Spirit into (alilee+ and there
went ot a fame of him throgh all the region rond abot# 1nd he
taght in their synagoges, being glorified of all# L)e ?+;?,;A
I want yo to nderstand that after the trials, after all the temptations, and everything, $e came
ot more fll of (od, more clothed with the Spirit, more ready for the fight# The endement with
power had sch an effect pon $im that other people saw it and floc)ed to hear $im, and great
blessings came to the land# $e is among $is )insfol) and relations, and in the spirit of this )ind of
holy attainment $e goes into the synagoge# There was delivered to $im a roll of the boo), and $e
read+
The Spirit of the Lord is pon me, for he hath anointed me to
preach the gospel to the poor#### L)e ?+;H
I want yo to )eep before yo where the anointing came from# $ow was $e anointed6 $ow
did it come to $im6 :o )now how that was# 1nd in 8st the same manner I see that the $oly (host
also fell pon the disciples at 0entecost# I see that they were anointed with the same power, and I see
that they went forth and sccess attended their ministry ntil the power of (od swept throgh the
whole earth# I want yo to see that it was becase of this nction, this power, that when 0eter and
@ohn spo)e to the lame man at the gate of the temple, he was able to rise and leap for 8oy# The $oly
(host, coming pon an individal, is capable of changing him, and fertili&ing his spirital life, and
filling him with sch power, and grace, that he may not be able to say what cold not happen# What
can happen, what is possible, if we reach this place and )eep in it % abide in it6
Some people have an idea that they have to be doing something# I beseech yo, by the power
of the $oly (host today, that yo see that there is one thing only that is going to accomplish the
prposes of (od, and that is being in the Spirit# I don-t care how dry the land isB I don-t care how
thirsty the land is, or how many vessels or how few, that are rond abot, I beseech yo in the name
of @ess, that yo )eep in the Spirit# That-s the secret#
!Son of man, can these bones live6 1nd I answered, , Lord (od, Tho )nowest" C.&e)iel
JE+JF# When yo are in the Spirit and the dry bones are rond abot yo, and barren conditions all
abot yo, and yo thin) everything is e'actly opposite to yor desires, and yo can see no
deliverance by hman power, then, )nowing yor condition is )nown to (od and that (od wants men
and women who are willing to sbmit and sbmit, and yield and yield to the $oly Spirit ntil their
bodies are satrated and soa)ed with (od, yo reali&e that (od yor Father has yo in sch a
condition that at any moment $e can reveal $is will to yo#
*ow I want yo to nderstand that there is something more in it# I want yo to see that (od is
everything to s, and I believe that we have come to a place where we have to sbmit orselves to the
mighty nctioni&ing power of (od and where we shall see we are in the will of (od# 1nd I pray (od
the $oly (host that if $e does one thing among s this afternoon, it will be to show s or leanness,
or farness from this place# *ot that we are not in the rnning for it, bt what we want is a great
hnger and thirst for (od# $e said, !, ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord" C.&e)iel JE+?F# I
wold li)e yo to nderstand that (od spea)s first, and $e spea)s so lod and clear and so distinct
that this man who was filled with the Spirit hears every word# I want yo to nderstand that there is
not a move in the valleyB ntil the word of the Lord is ttered, the bones are as dry as at the beginning#
Bt what is the matter6 (od has spo)en and the message has gone forth# What is it6 1h5 it is only that
the Word of (od has gone forth throgh $is servant the prophet# The world has to be broght to a
)nowledge of the trth, bt that will only be broght abot throgh hman instrmentality, and that will
be when the hman instrment is at a place where he will say all that the $oly Spirit directs him to
say#
The man rose p, and clothed with divine power, he began to spea), he began to prophesyB
then there was a rattling among the bonesB bone to bone at the voice of the man filled with the Spirit of
the living (od# (od had given him the victory# (od in li)e manner wants to give s the victory# What
does the Word say6 !Be still, and )now that I am (od," C0salm ?I+;DF the place of tran/ility, where
we )now that $e is controlling and moving s by the mighty power of $is Spirit#
Beloved, that is the place which we reach# This prophecy is for s# Trly (od wants to begin
this in s# There are many dry places, what is that to do with yo6 The Lord-s hand is not shortened
that it cannot save# It is man-s e'tremity that (od finds to be $is opportnity, and it is for $is Word to
awa)en, !###all things are possible to him that believeth" C3ar) >+<JF# Bt if we are to do the will of
(od at the right time and place, we mst get into the Spirit and so give (od a fair chance#
!So I prophesied as I was commanded###" C.&e)iel JE+EF# $e 8st did what he was told to do#
It ta)es more to live in that place than any other I )now of% to live in that place where yo hear
(od-s voice# It is only by the power of the $oly Spirit that yo can do as yo are told /ic)ly, !###and
as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a sha)ing, and the bones came together, bone to his
bone" C.&e)iel JE+EF#
There is something worth yor notice in this# It is only the Spirit that can ma)e the croo)ed
straight# ,nly yield so that $e may have fll control of all yo are# We mst get to that place where
we shall see (od and )now $is voice when $e sends s with a message that brings life, power, and
victory, !###and MtheyN stood p pon their feet, an e'ceeding great army" C.&e)iel JE+;DF#
0blished in flames of Fire
The 3ight of the Spirit, September ;>;I
Shall we trn to the first chapter of the 1cts of the apostles6
The former treatise have I made, , Theophils, of all that @ess
began both to do and teach, ntil the day in which he was ta)en p,
after that he throgh the $oly (host had given commandments
nto the apostles whom he had chosen+ To whom also he shewed
himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs### 1nd,
being assembled together with them, commanded them that they
shold not depart from @ersalem, bt wait for the promise of the
Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me# For @ohn trly
bapti&ed with waterB bt ye shall be bapti&ed with the $oly (host
not many days hence# When they therefore were come together,
they as)ed of him, saying, Lord, wilt tho at this time restore again
the )ingdom to Israel6 1nd he said nto them, It is not for yo to
)now the times or the seasons, which the Father hath pt in his own
power# Bt ye shall receive power, after that the $oly (host is
come pon yo+ and ye shall be witnesses nto me both in
@ersalem, and in all @daea, and in Samaria, and nto the
ttermost part of the earth# 1cts ;+;9H
This morning I nderstand that or sb8ect is 0ower for Service, and 0ower in Service# It is a
very wonderfl sb8ect, and possibly we shall not be able today to define all its lines# Bt there is so
mch in it that we are comprehending now what was once blan)B there is mch now that we )now
abot, that we are not feeling after, not thin)ing abot, not spea)ing so mch abot as something not
yet /ite clearB bt we are spea)ing the things we do )now, and testifying to the things which we have
seen# *ow we are on the Roc)# We are nderstanding now what 0eter received on that memorable
day when or Lord said to him, !###tho art 0eter, and pon this roc) I will bild my chrchB and the
gates of hell shall not prevail against it" C3atthew ;I+;HF#
We are standing now on the fondation, the Roc), Christ, the Word, the living Word# The
power is contained in sbstance there# Christ is the sbstance of or faith# $e is the hope of or
inheritance, $e is the sbstance and sm of or whole convention, and otside that we are altogether
otside the plan of the great ideal of this convention# Christ the centre, !###ye shall receive power,
after that the $oly (host is come pon yo###" C1cts ;+HF# @ess was living in the )nowledge of the
power# The Spirit of the Lord was pon $im#
These are some of the important lines that I want, (od breathing throgh me, to deal with
today % the fact of power being there, the fact of a )nowledge of the power, the fact of the sbstance
being there, the fact of that which is being created, or breathed in, or formed by (od $imself in the
individal# We have come into a new order, we are dwelling in a place where Christ is the whole
sbstance, where man is bt the carcass or the clay, and the Word of (od the temple# Within the
temple there is a living principle laid down of roc), the Word of the living (od, formed in s, and a
thosand times more mighty than !me," in thoght, in langage, in activity, in movementB there is an
nction, a force, a power mightier than dynamite, more strong than the mightiest gn that has ever been
made, and able to resist the greatest pressre that the devil can bring against it# 3ighty power has no
might against this almighty power# When we spea) abot evil power, we spea) abot mighty powerB
when we spea) abot almighty power, we spea) abot a sbstance of roc) dynamite diffsing throgh
the hman, displaying its might and bringing everything into insignificance#
I want yo to thin) well ot what I am saying# I want s this morning to be able to lay
everything down on the Word# They that !###)now their (od shall be strong, and do e'ploits" C4aniel
;;+J<F# The $oly (host has come with one definite prpose, to reveal nto s the Father and the Son
in all Their different branches of helpflness to hmanity, displaying almighty power that the wea)
may be made strongB bringing sic)ness into sch a display of the revelation of the blood of Christ, of
the atonement on Calvary, that the evil power of disease is con/ered and cleared ot#
There is in this baptism of the $oly (host a holy boldnessB not sperstition, bt a boldness
which stands nflinchingly and really on what the Word of (od says# To have holy boldness is to live
in the $oly (host, to get to )now the principles that are wor)ed ot by $im# It says that !@ess began
to teach#" $e did not have to begin to teach in order that they might nderstand $is plan, bt $e began
to teach# Then I mst nderstand that as $e lived in this blessed, sweet fellowship with $is Father,
and wor)ed and operated becase $is Father wor)ed, therefore I mst learn that the blessed
principles of divine order are in me, and that I am e'isting only for $im, so long as I am not# $e is,
and oght to be always in preeminence# Then there is no fear# 0erfect love, perfect )nowledge of
(od, of @ess, brings me to the state where there is no fear# *ow there is another order which is
Christ wor)ing in me and bringing every thoght into sb8ection, every desire into a divine plan of
desire, and now I am wor)ing on a new plan % Christ performing, and !me" ceasing, and the wor)
accomplished#
:o say !$ow6" I am going to mention a few things for the helpflness of or morning# :o
cannot have holy boldness withot yo )now (odB and do not attempt to e'ercise it withot yo )now
$im# 4aniel wold never have entered into the lions- den if he had not )nown (od# What did the )ing
say6 The )ing said this+ !4aniel### is thy (od, whom tho servest continally, able to deliver thee6"
C4aniel I+<DF# !, )ing, live for ever# 3y (od hath sent his angel, and hath sht the lions- moths, that
they have not hrt me###" C4aniel I+<;,<<F# The moths of the lions were not sht in the denB and yet
they were# The lions- moths were sht when the decree was signed# :o will always find that
victory is at the moment when yo open the door of yor heart to believing#
I landed one day in a place where there was a great deal of strife and friction# I had a letter of
introdction to a stranger, and did not )now a single person in the place# I broght a letter to this man
and he read it, and he said, !This letter is from Ma brother in the LordN of Cleveland# I )now him# The
letter mentions mch abot yo# There will be an open door for yo here# Instantly after that he said,
!(o ot and visit these different people" % he gave me their names % !and then come bac) to
dinner#" 1s soon as I got bac) a little bit late, he said, !I am sorry yo are late for dinner, we have
had dinner, and for this reason+ 1 yong man has been here heartbro)en# $e was going to marry a
beatifl yong woman# She is dying, and the doctor is by her side and cannot help her# That yong
man has promised to be here and will be here in a minte# :o better get ready#" !I am ready now#"
@st as I commenced my dinner, in came this man bro)enhearted# I did not /estion him# I went with
him, and we got to the hose# The mother met me at the door bro)enhearted# I said to her, !Cheer p#
Shew me the girl, ta)e me to herB it will be all right in a minte or two# I was ta)en right into the
hose pstairs, and there in bed the yong woman lay# She was 8st a travailing, poor sol# I said to
her, !It will be all right in a minte or two#" Then I said, !Come ot5" 1nd instantly she was healed#
$oly boldness5 What do yo mean by holy boldness6 We may say that there is a divine position
where the hman may dwell, and where he has sch a )nowledge of (od that he )nows (od will not
fail him# It is not a miracle, thogh it seems sometimes almost as if it has a measre of it# It does not
act sometimes e'actly as the hman mind wold have it to act# (od does not act that way# It is very
often in /ite an opposite line altogether# What I want yo to )now is this % (od has a plan for $is
child# What came ot of that case that I have 8st mentioned6 There is the secret#
The doctor came a short time after that girl had been healed, and cold not nderstand it# $e
saw this yong woman, and she was dressed and downstairs in ten mintes after having been made
well# While she was dressing, other for people were definitely healed# What was (od-s prpose6
That yong doctor had been investigating this power of healing, and he cold not find a single person
who was able to heal ths# $e said to the yong woman, !1re yo down6" !:es#" !Come here# 1
yong man" % she called me a yong man % !from .ngland has been broght, and I was instantly
healed#" !Come here," and then he too) her and pressed his long finger into the soft of that tmor# It
wold have made her scream had she still had appendicitis# Bt he cold not feel any symptom, and
he said, !This is (od, this is (od#"
1nything else6 :es# They had bilt a new place there, and they had not it fll# Bt the leader
said, !I am going to prophesy that or place won-t hold the people#" *either wold it# 1nything else6
:es, (od healed over two hndred people in that place# Brothers and sisters, it is not we# I am as
conscios as anything that it is 8st as @ess said in the forteenth chapter of @ohn-s gospel+
###the words that I spea) nto yo I spea) not of myself+ bt the
Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the wor)s# @ohn ;?+;D
Is not that beatifl6 @st thin) of it, some of yo people who have been so bsy in arranging
plans for preaching# Thin) how wonderfl it is when the $oly (host comes and ta)es possession, and
8st tters throgh yo sch things as are needed#
Some people say, !4o these things last6" 0raise (od, $is trth never fails to lastB it goes on
lasting# I had a letter the other day from 1lbany, abot seventy miles from ,regon# This person had
never written to me since I was there# The letter ran li)e this+ !:o remember my ta)ing yo to my
wife-s brother who had lost all power of reason and everything#" 4rin) and the power of the devil
had laid hold on him# !3y brother has been perfectly whole ever since, and has never tasted
alcohol#" !:e shall have power#" (lory to (od5 I reali&e this+ that if I will be still, (od can wor)B if
I will be sre that I pay the price, and not come ot of the divine order, (od will srely wor)#
Let me say a word to yor hearts# 3ost of s here this morning are diligently see)ing (od-s
best# We feel that we wold pay any price for $is best# (od )nows my heart# I have not an atom of
desire otside the perfect will of (od, and (od )nows that# Bt Wigglesworth, li)e everybody else,
occasionally has to come to this+ !What is p with me6 I do not feel the nctionB" and if there is
anything to repent of, I get right down before (od and get it ot# :o cannot cover sins over, or cover
falts overB they mst be gotten to the bottom of# :o cannot have the nction, and the $oly (host
power, and the life of Christ, and the manifest glory % it cannot come e'cepting throgh self9
abasement, complete rennciation of self, with (od only enthroned, and Wigglesworth dead# It mst
be of (od, and if he will only e'amine the conditions and act pon them, I tell yo things wold come
off wonderflly#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !The deliverances of the Lord are as high as the
righteosness of heavenB the prity of $is saints as white as the linenB and the divine principles of $is
gracios will can only flow ot when $e is enthroned within# Christ first, last, always Christ#
Throgh Christ and by the name of @ess, whatever yo shall as) in 3y name I will do#"
I repeat, people sometimes say, !4o these things last, is this thing permanent6" The baptism of
the $oly (host in my life is as a river flowing on# .ight years ago, and the tide rises higher and
higher# $oliness, prity of heart, divine thoghts and revelations of (od, are far in advance of what
they were even a short time ago# We are living in a divine place where the Lord is blessedly having
$is way# I want yo to hear what I have got to say abot one or two things# Some people can have
things rbbed ot, bt I want (od 1lmighty to do something now that cannot be rbbed ot# We are
definitely told in the Word of (od that if we as) of the $oly Spirit, $e will give# We hear people
give that ot /ite easily, bt I find that many people who dwell pon that do not get it# I )now when a
man is bapti&ed of the $oly (host# There is a )indred spirit with a person who is bapti&ed of the $oly
(host that there is not in any other person# The $oly (host is given to those who obey#
That obey what6 What @ess said# What did @ess say6 !Tarry, till ye receive#" Is not that
clear6 That is Scriptre# :o need not have anything more scriptral than that#
*ow the reason why (od the $oly (host brings me into this place this morning is becase I
love the chrch of (odB and when I hear men and women who are saved as mch as I am % when I
hear them on a line that I )now is not according to the Spirit of (od, I )now e'actly what spirit they
are of# (od save s from bilding p on or own imagination# Let s bild p on what the Word of
(od says# We shall never be strong e'cept as we believe what (od says# If (od tells me that 0al
was the chiefest of sinners, I say I will believe it, I will believe it forever# Whatever the $oly (host
says throgh $is Word, I believe it, and )eep to it, and I will not move from it# 1nd the $oly (host
says I will have power after $e comes pon me throgh @ess#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !They that fear the Lord and they that )eep $is
commandments shall have the goodness of the landB and they that will do $is will shall )now the
doctrine, and (od will declare nto their hearts the perfectness of $is way# For there is a way that
seemeth right nto a man, bt the way of that is deathB bt the way of righteosness bringeth to pass
that (od-s Word is tre#"
I am so pleased becase there is a thoght coming into my heart that yo oght all to )now# I
believe there is a great need today of finding or place in the $oly (host# It wold save s from sch
a lot of brdens and many things# I am going to give yo a little illstration# There is a dear woman at
or hose who loo)s after my affairs# .verlastingly she becomes a real slave servant# I often thin) she
does so mch that is not needed# She is a slave servantB that is her disposition# There are many of
them# We have a lot in or place that (od has been blessing, and who have come ot to spea) for $im
in different places# She thoght she oght to do the same# There were many invitations, and she too)
one of these invitations on# She loo)ed timid and said she had to ta)e this service# I got p with the
needed boldness and set to wor) to strip away that which was casing this timidity# With her heart
fll, she went ot and got someone else, and instantly she fond relief# She came bac) with her face
beaming# !What-s p6" I as)ed# She said, !I-ve got relieved#" The brden was gone#
Some people, 8st becase they have been bapti&ed with the $oly (host and with fire, thin)
they have to go and be preachers# It is a thosand pities that it is so# It is good that that desire is in
yor heart, bt it may not be (od-s prpose for yo# If yo wold get to )now yor place in the $oly
(host, it wold save yo from strggles and brdens, and relieve the whole sitation# (et to )now
yor place in the $oly (host and (od will bless yo#
There are hearts here crshed becase they are not able to sing li)e or Welsh brother# Bt it
wold not do for s all to be li)e him# We shold be brea)ing all the pots in the hose if we were all
li)e him# We have all to get to )now or position in the $oly (host# (od can wor) it so beatiflly,
and harmoni&e it so that there will not be a thing ot of order# (od will pt yo in the place yo are to
occpy, if yo will as) and trst $im for itB and yo will live in the $oly (host so that $is glory shall
be always pon yo# If yo miss it, say, li)e 4avid, !Lord, restore nto me the 8oy of thy salvation"
C0salm A;+;<F# If yo feel ot of toch with (od, get bac) to Calvary, )eep near the crossB let the (od
of glory glorify $imself in yo#
It is marvelos how all the gifts of the Spirit may be manifested in some people# .verybody
ac/ainted with me )nows that I was short of speech and slow at everything, and all ot of order# 3y
wife sed to preach, and I carried the babies and the boots and everything# Then there came a time
when my wife cold not be there and I was forced to roll in somehow, and I rolled in, and was very
glad to roll ot many a time# Bt it is marvelos now# 1s a vocation (od has allowed every one of
the nine gifts to be ministered throgh me# There is not a single gift bt what has been ministered
throgh me# What I mean is this# :o won-t hear me say that I have got these gifts, bt living in the
$oly (host, yo are in a place in which (od can manifest anything at any needed moment# :o may
live in that glorios attitde, and then it is heaven to live, it is heaven to eat, it is heaven to sleep, it is
heaven all the timeB and when heaven comes it will never be a brea)ing of the cas)et, bt only more
flness, for already the )ingdom of heaven is within#
3y speech is a heart speech this morning# It is no good my spea)ing withot I spea) from the
heart# I have pt my hands to this wor), and I feel that (od the $oly (host has done something, and I
want 8st to spea) abot it in closing# I )now yo will believe it, I )now it is tre# (od has helped me
to go into different places and bring abot revivals# ,ver and over again, revivals begin with people
who are bapti&ed, and (od does great things# Last night there was in one of these rooms a preacher#
There he was# $e )nelt down# $e was a stiff as a board# :o want to have discernment to see
whether there is reality# $e was frightened to let go# I said, !Come, brother, receive the $oly (host#"
!I cannot#" !:o are not in earnest, yo are not realB there is no bsiness abot yo, yo mst begin to
move# Receive the $oly (host#" Then with a )nowledge that he was being really stirred p,
according to (od-s divine order, I pt my hands on him and said, !Receive the $oly (host," and (od
the $oly (host shoo) him from top to bottom, inside ot, and what a wonderfl baptism he had5
Brothers and sisters, do yo want the $oly (host6 Some hymns are sng abot the breath of
the $oly (host# We read that !@ess breathed pon them," and they received the nction in the
breathing# 1s people breathe in the $oly (host they become so possessed with the power of (od that
they have no possessions in themselvesB they simply fall into (od, and (od ta)es possession of
everything % hands and feet and body and tonge for the glory of (od# 3y heart yearns for yo to be
so filled with the divine power of the $oly (host that yo will go bac) from these meetings into yor
own meetings and assemblies in the order of (od % not ta)ing notice of yor flness, bt having the
fact remaining in yo that yo have power, and letting the Word of (od so act pon the power that
(od will let it flow throgh yo to others# By what6 $is way# :o cannot bapti&e people, bt $is
way can do it# $ow6 Receive ye the $oly (hostB let $im have $is way#
0blished in Flames of Fire
The Way to ,vercome### Believe5 ;>;E
First @ohn A# The greatest wea)ness in the world is nbelief# The greatest power is the faith
that wor)eth by love# Love, mercy, and grace bind faith# There is no fear in love and no /estion as to
being caght p when @ess comes# The world is filled with fear, torment, remorse, and bro)enness,
bt faith and love are sre to overcome# !Who is he that overcometh the world, bt he that believeth
that @ess is the Son of (od6" C; @ohn A+AF# (od hath established the earth and hmanity on the lines
of faith# 1s yo come into line, fear is cast ot, the Word of (od comes into operation and yo find
bedroc)# The way to overcome is to believe @ess is the Son of (od# The commandments are
wrapped p in it#
When there is a fidelity between yo and (od and the love of (od is so real that yo feel yo
cold do anything for @ess, all the promises are yea and amen to those who believe# :or life is
centered there# 1lways overcoming what is in the world#
Who )eepeth the commandments6 The born of (od# !:e are of (od, little children, and have
overcome them+ becase greater is he that is in yo, than he that is in the world" C; @ohn ?+?F# They
that believe, love# When did $e love s6 When we were in the mire# What did $e say6 Thy sins are
forgiven thee# Why did $e say it6 Becase $e loved s# What for6 That $e might bring many sons
into glory# $is ob8ect6 That we might be with $im forever# 1ll the pathway is an edcation for this
high vocation and calling# This hidden mystery of love to s, the ndeserving5 For or sins the doble
blessing, !###whatsoever is born of (od overcometh the world+ and this is the victory### even or
faith" C; @ohn A+?F# $e who believeth % to believe is to overcome# ,n the way to .mmas @ess,
beginning from 3oses and all the prophets, interpreted to them in all the Scriptres the things
concerning $imself CL)e <?+<EF# $e is the root5 In $im is life# When we receive Christ, we receive
(od and the promises C(alatians J+<>F, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit throgh faith# I
am heir to all the promises becase I believe# 1 great heirship5 I overcome becase I believe the
trth# The trth ma)es me free#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !It is (od who e'alteth, (od who ma)eth rich# The
Lord in $is mighty arms bears thee p % it is the Lord that encompasseth rond abot thee# When I
am wea), then I am strong#"
*o wavering5 This is the principle# $e who believes is definite, and becase @ess is in it, it
will come to pass# $e is the same yesterday, today, and forever C$ebrews ;J+HF# They that are poor
in spirit are heirs to all# There is no limit to the power, for (od is rich to all who call pon $im# *ot
the will of the flesh, bt of (od C@ohn ;+;JF# 0t in yor claim for yor children, yor families, yor
co9wor)ers, that many sons may be broght to glory C$ebrews <+;DF, for it is all on the principle of
faith# There is nothing in my life or ambition e/al to my salvation, a spirital revelation from heaven
according to the power of (od, and it does not matter how many flashlights Satan sends throgh the
hman mindB roll all on the blood# Who overcomes6 $e who believes @ess is the Son C; @ohn A+AF#
(od calls in the person with no credentials, it-s the order of faith, $e who believeth overcometh %
will be caght p# The $oly (host gives revelation all along the line# $e that is not against s is for
s, and some of the most godly have not toched 0entecost yet# We mst have a good heart especially
to the hosehold of faith# !###If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him" C; @ohn
<+;AF# The root principle of all trth in the hman heart is Christ, and when grafted deeply there are a
thosand lives yo may win# @ess is the way, the trth, and the life C@ohn ;?+IF, the secret to every
hard problem in the world#
:o can-t do it5 @oseph cold not5 .verything depends on the principles in yor heart# If (od
dwells in s the principle is light, it comprehends dar)ness# If thine eye be single, thy whole body
shall be fll of light, brea)ing throgh the hardest thing# !$erein is or love made perfect, that we may
have boldness in the day of 8dgment+ becase as he is, so are we in this world C; @ohn ?+;EF % for
faith has fll capacity# When man is pre and it is easy to detect dar)ness, he that hath this hope
prifieth himself C; @ohn J+JF#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !(od confirms in s faith that we may be refined in
the world, having neither spot nor blemish nor any sch thing# It is all on the line of faith, he that hath
faith overcomes % it is the Lord Who prifieth and bringeth where the fire brns p all the
dross, and anoints with fresh oilB see to it that ye )eep pre# (od is separating s for $imself#
!###I will give yo a moth and wisdom, which all yor adversaries will not be able to gainsay
nor resist" CL)e <;+;AF# The $oly Spirit will tell yo in the moment what yo shall say# The world
will not nderstand yo, and yo will find as yo go on with (od that yo do not nderstand flly# We
cannot comprehend what we are saved to, or from# *one can e'press the 8oy of (od-s indwelling#
The $oly Spirit can say throgh yo the need of the moment# The world )noweth s not becase it
)new $im not#
!Who is he that overcometh the world, bt he that believeth @ess is the Son of (od6" C; @ohn
A+AF# 1 place of confidence in (od, a place of prayer, a place of )nowledge, that we have what we
as), becase we )eep $is commandments and do the things that are pleasing in $is sight# .noch
before his translation had the testimony, he had been well9pleasing nto (od# We overcome by
believing#
0blished in Flames of Fire
Faith Is the Sbstance5 Febrary ?, ;>;E
$ebrews ;;# Faith is the evidence, the assrance that the word that (od hath said is tre# It is
the gift of (od#
7ncloded faith has entered in to prove all things and believe all things#
!###all men have not faith" C< Thessalonians J+<F# Those of faith in (od are determined that no
man shall ta)e their crown# They see the promise# See the thing there and claim it from (od# It is
always more than one can carry5 It not only helps yo, bt all who believe the report# 1 living Word,
/ic)ened by a living faith, brings forth the evidence, which thogh not seen is there# 3en of grace
have fond glory begn below#
(od roc)ed in a man ma)es a man roc)ed in (od and so sbmitted to (od that there is no
careflness# 3oses with his face9to9face commnion cold say, !If these men die the common death
of all men### then the
Lord hath not sent me" C*mbers ;I+<>F % 8stice against all morners, grmblers and
nbelievers# (od can so fill a man with $is Spirit that he can lagh and believe in the face of a
thosand difficlties# @osha dealt with the wedge of gold and the Babylonish garment, bt sin had to
be removed and the saints mst ever say 1men5 to the 8dgments of (od which wor) ot $is prpose#
$e spa)e and it was done, for faith is a sbstittionary wor) of grace and an impted righteosness#
!They that trst in the Lord shall be as mont 2ion, which cannot be removed, bt abideth for ever"
C0salm ;<A+;F, becase they have )ept $is Word# =eep $is Word at all costs# Faith5 The sbstance
of faith wroght ot by the will of (od within yo, a living faith given by (od# We are so saved that
all things are possible# *othing of this world e'isted, it was broght forth by the Word of (od# Faith
is creative# The walls of @ericho will fall, 1bel offered his offering on the lines that (od approved# If
we have any faith it is throgh the blood of @ess# (od has respect to the blood# Will not (od avenge
$is own elect CL)e ;H+EF6 :ea, I tell yo, $e will avenge them speedily Cv# HF# Who are they6
Blood9boght ones % greater than @ohn % by faith .noch pleased (od % 0eter on the mont said,
!###let s ma)e three tabernacles### there was a clod that overshadowed them### they saw no man any
more, save @ess only###" C3ar) >+A,E,HF# @ess is all we need# Faith is loyalty to @ess, belief on the
basis of the blood# Becase of this testimony of faith (od moved with @ess#
*oah was a preacher of righteosness ;<D yearsB he never wavered or lost the reality of (od#
There was no sea near, bt (od had said $e wold send a flood, it was sfficient# The fear of (od
has a principle in it which brings peace# Real faith has perfect peace and 8oy and a shot at any time#
It always sees the victory# Real faith bilt the ar), bt real faith did not sht the door# (od did that# $e
does what yo cannot do# When they were all in, (od sht the door# When (od shts no man can
open# When yo are all sht in, it is sre to come to pass# 1s the large ship on the ocean roc)s in the
storm, the natral man says fearflly, !4o yo thin) we shall ever land6" bt to the man of (od %
peace# $e holdeth the sea in the hollow of $is hand#
0eace, perfect peace, in this dar) world of sin, in the world triblation, bt in 3e, peace# The
men of grace have fond glory begn below# Throgh all the nrest of the times6 :es5 !Tho wilt
)eep him in perfect
peace, whose mind is stayed on thee###" CIsaiah <I+JF# !###perfect
love casteth ot fear### C; @ohn ?+;HF# 0erfect love, perfect peace#
(od said to 1braham+ !(o" and he went# $e was a stranger in the land, bt (od broght him
into possession becase he believed# 1ll this is for s, for them it was natral lives, for s spirital
progress, and we are both to be perfected together# The Word of the Lord endreth forever# 4id they
get in6 :es5 $ave yo6 When they believed (od wor)ed ot a plan# Bt now they desire a better
contry, wherefore (od is not ashamed to be called their (od, $e hath prepared for them a city# 1
baptism of the $oly (host according to the Word#
The 8st shall hold constant commnion with (od and be so wroght pon by the SpiritB and
by the Spirit shall wor)s of righteosness be manifested from strength to strength, 8dging all things
and holding fast that which is good# !###.ye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the
heart of man, the things which (od hath prepared for them that love him# Bt (od hath revealed them
nto s by his Spirit+ for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of (od" C; Corinthians
<+>,;DF# 1 sbstance of faith beyond all that has gone before % they desire a better contry % that is,
a heavenly# They saw % were persaded % embraced % confessed, i#e#, they lived in the power of
them# Trly, beloved, (od hath prepared for s wonderfl things#
1ddress given at Rowland Street 3ission
*ot 4rn) bt Filled, 1pril ;>;E
.phesians A+;H9<D#I mst see to it that I am filled with the $oly Spirit-s power and be carefl
not to rest in any gift# We have here the contrary spectacle in a man drn) with wine# What are the
special characteristics of a man so possessed6
$e is not carefl, he is nder the control of another spirit managing him and believes# We mst
be carefl not to choose bt to let (od-s $oly Spirit manage or lives, not to smooth down and
e'plain away, bt to stir p the gift and allow (od-s Spirit to distrb s and distrb s and distrb s
ntil we yield and yield and yield and the possibility in (od-s mind for s becomes an established
fact in or lives, with the rivers in evidence meeting the need of a dying world# The drn)en man is
not carefl what people thin) or who sees him or what langage he tters%he is nder the control of
another# So let s be carefl not to ta)e control# (od-s Spirit which is pon me, filling me, is better
than my best, and will press me on to a &eal for (od as was manifested in my Lord# $is disciples
remembered it was written !###the &eal of thine hose hath eaten me p###" C0salm I>+>F#
,h5 to be pressed on ths# 7nreserved for (od, to se my moth, my brain, my all5 To be
filled with the $oly (host# Is it for me6 ,h, yes5 !###the promise is nto yo, and to yor children, and
to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord or (od shall call" C1cts <+J>F# ,ne passion mst
possess me%to be filled with the $oly Spirit# 1re we so thoghtfl5 thoghtless5 for (od to have s
all to $imself# !Spea)ing to yorselves in psalms and hymns and spirital songs, singing and ma)ing
melody in yor heart to the Lord" C.phesians A+;>F# 1 drn)en man has his thoghts, his moth, his
body, nder the control of another# So my thoghts, my moth, my body, mst be nder the control of
(od-s $oly Spirit# Is it not lovely6 Spirital songs % the tonge of the learnedB we cannot rest ntil
we are /ite fll#
What has the $oly (host come to do6 To reprove the world of sin# !###when he is come, he
will reprove the world of sin###" C@ohn ;I+HF# *ow5 Throgh $is indwelling pressre in the hearts of
$is children, !###)now ye not that yor body is the temple of the $oly (host### therefore glorify (od in
yor body###" C; Corinthians I+;>,<DF# We cannot reprove the world of sin nless we )eep in the
place where $e can rest in $is love and 8oy over s with singing# !$e broght me to the ban/eting
hose, and his banner over me was love" CSong of Solomon <+?F# !(iving than)s always for all things
nto (od and the Father in the name of the Lord @ess Christ" C.phesians A+<DF# If we are filled with
the Spirit, in the hard place where the test comes li)e the three $ebrew children % or testimony is,
!###we are not carefl to answer thee in this matter### or (od whom we serve is able to deliver s
from the brning fiery frnace, and he will deliver s###" C4aniel J+;I,;EF# :o cannot give than)s
nder sch circmstances nless yo are filled with the Spirit# :e are not yor own#
3other5 3other5 3other5 3y brother has bro)en the basin pstairs % all the hose in a
tmlt5 :o can /ieten them in the Spirit and still give than)s# 0al said, !I )now both how to be
abased, and I )now how to abond###" C0hilippians ?+;<F, !###as having nothing, and yet possessing all
things" C< Corinthians I+;DF# $e had no need to draw on the ban) when he had something, bt to have
nothing is a rich place, it is a wonderfl process5 % it only comes to drn)en people# $ere is a
drn)en man singing, mttering, tal)ing, what is it6 It is another spirit# So the spirital man can rest in
the $oly (host and give than)s#
,h5 beloved, to have nothing and yet to possess all things# 0oor, yet when I feel so, it trns me
on to the resorces of (od % to ma)e many rich5 What a condition to be in, to grow in# :o )now a
man at first ta)es one glass, then twenty glasses, bt when seasoned with the grace of (od, ta)ing in,
ta)ing in, ntil we can re8oice in the hard corner, grace increasing in s from the bondless, endless
sorce, it-s wonderfl5 ,nly those can give than)s whom (od has in control# $e abideth a /ic)ening
spirit, an increasing power when once the Lord has laid hold of s, bringing s to a place of rest in
$im# Let s re8oice, giving than)s all the time % this is the will of (od#
What is (od-s will towards me+ when $e gave me @ess $e gave me all# Lay me down a law
where it will always wor)5 Contine to believe @ess is the Son of (od# Can yo ma)e yorself
drn)6 We can believe5 Simplicity will do it % yieldedness will do it % faith will assist it# The man
drn) with wine says everybody is drn) bt him# 3ay (od the $oly (host ma)e me so nconscios
of my condition in the Spirit, so hngry, so thirsty, that I see everyone has more than me# (od can do
it, it means mch# @ess says % !I give yo 3y life, it is to become in yo a prodction of what I am#"
!###be not drn) with wine### bt be filled with the Spirit" C.phesians A+;HF#
0blished in Flames of Fire
,r Living $ope, 3ay 9 @ne ;>;E
1ccording to his abndant mercy hath begotten s again nto a
lively hope by the resrrection of @ess Christ from the dead# ;
0eter ;+J
In ; Corinthians ;A we read of the glorios fact of Christ the firstfrits# 1 farmer goes over
his land eagerly scanning the first ears of corn that show themselves above the soil becase he )nows,
as the first beginnings, so may the harvest be# 1nd 8st in the measre as @ess Christ is risen from the
dead, so are we# !###as he is, so are we in this world" C; @ohn ?+;EF# Christ is now getting the chrch
ready for translation# $ere we read in 0eter, we are !### begotten### again nto a lively hope by the
resrrection of @ess Christ from the dead#" ,h, to be changed % a living fact in the body# @st as in
the flesh @ess trimphed by the Spirit# ,h, to be li)e $im5 What a living hope it is5
0al and 0eter were very little together, bt both were inspired to bring before the vision of
the chrch this wonderfl trth of the living being changed# If Christ rose not, or faith is vain, we are
yet in or sins, it has no fondation# Bt Christ has risen and become the firstfrits, and we have now
the glorios hope that we shall be so changed# We who were not a people are now the people of (od#
Born ot of de time, ot of the mire, to be among princes# Beloved, (od wants s to see the
preciosness of it# It will drive away the dllness of lifeB it is here set above all other things# @ess
gave all for this treasre# $e prchased the field becase of the pearl, the pearl of great price % the
sbstratm of hmanity# @ess prchased it, and we are the pearl of great price for all time# ,r
inheritance is in heaven, and in ; Thessalonians ?+;H we are told to comfort one another with these
words#
What can yo have better in the world than the hope that in a little while the change will come#
It seems sch a short time since I was a boyB in a little while I shall be changed by $is grace and be
more than a con/eror in an inheritance incorrptible, ndefiled, that fadeth not away C; 0eter ;+?F#
The inheritance is in yo, something that is done for yo, accomplished by (od for yoB a wor) of
(od wroght ot for s by $imself, an inheritance incorrptible# When my daghter was in 1frica she
often wrote of things !corroding#" We have a corrptible natre, bt, as the natral decays, the
spirital man is at wor)# 1s the corrptible is doing its wor), we are changing#
When will it be seen6 When @ess comes# 3ost beatifl of all, we shall be li)e $im# What is
the process6 (race5 What can wor) it ot6 Love5 Love5 Love5 It cannot be rendered in hman
phrases# (od so loved that $e gave @ess#
There is something very wonderfl abot being ndefiled, there in the presence of my =ing to
be ndefiled, never to change, only to be more beatifl# 7nless we )now something abot grace and
the omnipotence of $is love, we shold never be able to grasp it# Love, fathomless as the sea# (race
flowing for yo and for me#
$e has prepared a place for s, a place which will fit in beatiflly, with no fear of anyone
else ta)ing itB reserved# When I went to certain meeting I had a seat reserved and nmbered# I cold
wal) in any time# What is there in the reserving6 $aving a place where we can see $imB the very seat
we wold have chosen# $e )nows 8st what we want5 There will be no bro)enness or 8ar or wish to
have come sooner# $e has made s for the place# The beginning of all 8oys# $e loved me soB no 8ar
throghot all eternity# Will yo be there6 Is it possible for s to miss it6 We are )ept by the power of
(od, throgh faith, nto a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time C; 0eter ;+AF#
What is there pecliar abot it6 The flness of perfection, the ideal of love % the beatitdes
wor)ed in# The poor in spirit, the morners, the mee), the hngry and thirsty, the mercifl, the pre %
all ready to be revealed at the appearing of @ess Christ C; 0eter ;+I,EF# :o cold not remain there
bt for the prifying, the perfecting, the establishingB wor)ing ot $is perfect will when ready5
Refined enogh, yo will go# Bt there is something to be done yet to establish yo, to ma)e yo
prer# 1 great price has been paid# The trial of yor faith is more precios than gold that perisheth#
C3en are losing their heads for gold#F 1nd we mst give all, yield all, as or (reat Refiner pts s
again and again in the melting potB what for6 To lose the chaff, that the pre gold of $is presence is so
clearly seen and $is glorios image reflected# From glory to glory even by the Spirit of the Lord# We
mst be steadfast, immovable, ntil all $is prposes are wroght ot#
0raising (od on this line in a meeting is a different thing to the time when yo are faced with a
hard careerB there mst be no perishing thogh we are tried by fire# What is going to appear at the
appearing of @ess6 Faith5 Faith5 The establishing of yor heart by the grace of the Spirit, not to crsh,
bt to refineB not to destroy, bt to enlarge yo# ,h, beloved, to ma)e yo )now the enemy as a
defeated foe, and @ess not only con/ering bt displaying the spoils of con/est# The pre in heart
shall see (od# If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be fll of light# What is it6 Loyalty to the
Word by the power of the blood# :o )now yor inheritance within yo is more powerfl than all that
is withot# $ow many have gone to the sta)e and throgh fiery persection6 4id they desire it6 Faith
tried by fire had power to stand all ridicle, all slander# The faith of the Son of (od who, for the 8oy
that was set before $im, endred the cross# ,h, the 8oy of pleasing $im# *o trial, no dar)nessB
nothing too hard for me# If only I may see the image of my Lord in it again and again# $e removes the
s)immings ntil in the melting pot $is face is seen# When it reflects $im, it is pre# Who is loo)ing
into or hearts6 Who is the refiner6 3y Lord# $e will only remove that which will hinder# ,h, I )now
the love of (od is wor)ing ot in my heart a great prpose of reality#
I remember going to the Crystal 0alace when (eneral Booth had a review of representatives
of the Salvation 1rmy from all nations# It was a grand sight as company after company with all their
pecliar characteristics passed a certain place where he cold view them# It was a wonderfl scene#
We are going to be presented to $im# The trials are getting s ready for the procession and the
presentation# We are to be a 8oy to loo) at, to be to $is praise and glory# *o one will be there bt the
tried by fire# Is it worth it6 :es, a thosand times# ,h, the ecstasy of e'alted pleasre# (od ths
reveals $imself to or hearts#
Lerse << Mof ; 0eter ;N spea)s of nfeigned faith and nfeigned love# What it means to have
nfeigned faith5 When ill9sed, pt to shame, or whatever the process, it never alters, only to be more
refined, more li)e nto $im# 7nfeigned love fll of appreciation for those who do not see eye to eye
with yo# !Father, forgive them#" Remember Stephen+ !###lay not this sin to their charge###" C1cts
E+IDF# 7nfeigned love is the greatest thing (od can bestow on my heart#
Lerse <J M; 0eter ;N shows we are saved by a power incorrptible % a process always
refining, a grace always enlarging, a glory always increasing, ths we are made neither barren nor
nfritfl, in the )nowledge of or Lord @ess Christ# The spirits of 8st men made perfect are
garnered in the treasry of the 3ost $igh# 0rified as sons# To go ot no more# To be as $e is %
holy, blameless# Throgh all eternity to ga&e pon $im with pre, nfeigned love# (od glorified in the
midst as the whole company of heaven cries ot+ !###$oly, holy, holy, Lord (od 1lmighty###"
CRevelation ?+HF# !###1nd this is the word which by the gospel is preached nto yo" C; 0eter ;+<AF#
$ow can we be sad, or hang or heads, or be distressed6 ,h, if we only )new how rich we
are5 Blessed be the name of the Lord#
1ddress given at Bowland Street 3ission, 3arch ;>;E 0blished in Confidence
,r (reat *eed, 0al-s Lision and the Baptism in the $oly (host, *ovember 9
4ecember ;>;E
I want to spea) this afternoon of 0entecost and the flness of the Spirit, and of what (od is
able to do with any man who is yielded to $im# We are here today for one prpose, and that is to
)indle one another with a holier &eal than ever has possessed s before# I believe there is a greater
need for s today in the world than ever# There is a more bro)en spirit abroad in or land than for a
long time past, and no one can meet the need today bt the man filled with (od# (od has promised to
fill s# :o may be filled with the mighty power of (od, and yet in a way not reali&e it, and yet )now
that yo are being sed by a power apart from yorself, a power that )eeps yo from self9e'hibition#
@st as the sn by its mighty power brings certain resorces to natre, so I believe the power of (od
in the hman sol, the power filling it with $imself, is capable, by living faith, of bringing
abot what otherwise cold never be accomplished# 3ay (od by $is Spirit this afternoon
prepare s for what $e has to say#
0art I
I want to draw yor attention to 1cts <I+;<9;>, where we are told of the light from heaven
and the voice which arrested 0al on his way to 4amascs, and of his conversion, and of the
commission given to him to go nto the (entiles to trn them from dar)ness to light, and from the
power of Satan nto (od, and of the fact that he was not disobedient nto the heavenly vision# :o
remember how it is stated in 1cts >, that for three days after this vision 0al was blindB he was in a
state in which he cold not see, in a state of bro)en heartedness, I sppose# 1nd then (od had him#
It is a wonderfl thing when (od gets yo# :o are not mch good for anything ntil (od gets
yo# When (od gets yo, yo are loose and yo are bondB yo are free, bt yo can act only as $e
wills for yo to actB and when yo act only for $im, there is in the process that which brings ot
something mighty for all time#
Well, 0al had first to come to this time of crying, weeping, contrition, heart9meltedness,
yieldedness# $e had done all he cold in the natral, bt the natral had only broght him to a bro)en
place, to blindness, to helplessness, and this mst come ot of 0al-s life before he cold have the life
of (od# When we have altogether parted with or own, as it were, then there is a possibility of (od-s
li)eness being made manifest in s, of the water of life filling s, and not only fertili&ing or own life,
bt
Flowing From 7s 1s 1 River
that will toch othersB and no one can tell what a river can do when it is set a flow by (od,
becase when (od is in the plan, everything wor)s mightily and harmoniosly# I pray (od the $oly
(host that at all times I shold cease from anything e'cept that thing which (od wants to bring ot,
and not I#
There are so many wonderfl things abot a life filled with the $oly (host that one feels
almost as if one were a machine and cold never stop spea)ing of them# There are so many
opportnities and sch greater forces that can never come along any other line# When @ess has come
to a place where $e will not ma)e bread for $imself, I find that $e reaches a place where $e can
ma)e bread for thosands# 1nd when I come to a place where I will not do anything for myself, then
(od will do something for me and
I Will (ladly 4o 1nything For $im
that $e may desire me to do# That is in the order of the baptism# It is when we cease to clothe
orselves that (od clothes s, and it is the clothing wherewith $e clothes s that covers all or
na)edness#
In his helplessness and bro)enness 0al cries+ !Lord, what wilt Tho have me to do6" That
cry reached to heaven, and as a reslt there came a holy man, toched with the same fire and &eal that
filled his 3aster, and he laid his hands pon 0al and said, !Receive thy sight, and be filled with the
$oly (host#"
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !The living toch of the river of the life of (od is
that which ma)es all things a)in, and brings a celestial glory into the hman heart, and phrases that
meet the )indled desire therein#"
When (od moves a man, his body becomes a)in with celestial glory all the time, and the man
says things as he is led by the $oly (host who fills him# When we are filled with the $oly (host we
go forth to see things accomplished that we cold never see otherwise# First of all, 0al has a vision#
There is always a vision in the baptism of the Spirit# Bt visions are no good to me e'cept I ma)e
them real, e'cept I claim them as they come, e'cept I ma)e them my ownB and if yor whole desire is
to carry ot what the Spirit has revealed to yo by vision, it will srely come to pass# Lots of people
lac) the power becase they do not )eep the vision, becase they do not allow the fire which has
come to infse into them and contine to brn# There mst be
1 Continos Brning ,n The 1ltar
$oly (host power in a man is meant to be an increasing force, an enlargement# (od has never
anything of a diminishing type# $e is always going on# 1nd I am going on# 1re yo going on6 It is
necessary, I tell yo, to go on# :o mst not stop in the plainsB there are far greater things for yo on
the hilltops than in the plains#
@ess too) particlar care of 0alB $e did not rsh him throgh the bsiness# Some people
thin) that everything oght to be done
In 1 Tremendos $rry#
With (od it is not so# (od ta)es plenty of time, and $e has a wonderfl way of developing
things as $e goes along# *othing that yo nderta)e will fail, if only yo do not forget what $e has
told yo, and if yo act pon it# :o really cannot forget that which the $oly (host brings right into
yor heart as $is prpose for yo# 1 man bapti&ed by the $oly (host is no longer a natral manB he is
forced by the Spirit, he is trned into another man# @osha and Caleb cold not say anything less than
that !(od, who has ta)en s and let s see the land, $e will srely give s the land#"
Where are yo fi'ed6 Is (od the $oly (host arranging things for yo, or are yo arranging
things according to yor own plan6 1 man filled with the $oly (host has ceased to be, in a senseB he
has come to a rest, he has come to where (od is wor)ing, to a place where $e can !stand still and
see the salvation of the Lord#" What do I mean6 I mean that sch a man has ceased from his own
wor)s and abilities and associations# $e will not trst his own heartB he relies only on the omnipotent
power of the 3ost $igh, he is girded with 1nother# The man bapti&ed with the $oly (host will
always
=eep In Toch With The 3aster
in the passing crowd, or wherever he may be# $e has no room for anything that steps lower
than the nction that was on his 3aster, or for anything that hinders him from being abot his 3aster-s
bsiness# If yo are bapti&ed by the $oly (host, yo have no spirital food apart from the Word of
(od, yo have no resorces bt those that are heavenlyB yo have been !planted" with Christ, and
have !risen with $im," and yo are !seated with $im in heavenly placesB yor langage is a heavenly
langage, yor sorce of inspiration is a heavenly tochB (od is enthroned in yor whole life, and yo
see things !from above," and not from below#
1 man who is bapti&ed with the $oly (host has a @ess mission# $e )nows his vocation, the
plan of his life# (od spea)s to him so definitely and really that there is no mista)ing abot it# Than)
(od for the )nowledge which fi'es me so solidly pon (od-s Word that I cannot be moved from it by
any storm that may rage# The revelation of @ess to my sol by the $oly (host brings me to a place
where I am willing, if need be,
To 4ie ,n What The Word Says#
The three $ebrew children said !###we are not carefl to answer thee in this matter" C4aniel
J+;IFB and when a man of (od by the Spirit is /ic)ened he never moves toward, or depends pon,
natral resorces# The frnace !one seven times more" heated is of no conse/ence to the men who
have heard the voice of (odB the lions- den has no fearflness for the man who opens his windows
and tal)s to his Father# The people who live in the nction of the Spirit are ta)en ot of the world in
the sense that they are )ept in the world withot being defiled by the evil of the world#
0art II
Bt let s come bac) to this wonderfl vision that 0al had# I want yo to see how careflly
the Lord deals with him# !Bt rise, and stand pon thy feet+ for I have appeared nto thee for this
prpose, to ma)e thee a minister and a witness both of these things which tho hast seen, and of those
things in the which I will appear nto thee" C1cts <I+;IF# 4o not yo see how careflly the Lord
wor)s6 $e shows 0al the vision as far as 0al can ta)e it in, and then $e says+ !There are other
things in the day which I will again appear nto thee#" 4id $e ever appear nto 0al after that6
Certainly $e did# Bt 0al never lost this visionB he )ept it p, so to spea)# What was there in the
vision that held him in sch close association with @ess Christ that he was ready for every activity to
which he was led by the $oly (host6 There were certain things he had to do# Loo), for instance, at
(alatians ;+;A,;I# There yo will find a very wonderfl word % a word that has had a great
impression pon me in relation to the sb8ect of
The Contination ,f The Baptism#
!## #when it pleased (od, who separated me from my mother-s womb, and called me by his
grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathenB immediately I conferred not
with flesh and blood#" *ow read together the words+ !Therefore I was not disobedient to the
heavenly vision," and !I conferred not with flesh and blood#"
There is no man here this afternoon who can be clothed in the Spirit, and catch the fire and
&eal of the 3aster every day and many times in the day, withot he ceases in every way to be
connected with the !arm of flesh" which wold draw him aside from the power of (od# 3any men
have lost the glory becase they have been ta)en p with the natral# If we are going to accomplish in
the Spirit the thing (od has prposed for s, we can never trn again to the flesh# If we are Spirit9
filled, (od has ct s short and broght s into relationship with $imself, 8oined s to 1nother, and
now $e is all in all to s# :o may have
1 Lision ,f The Lord
all the time yo are in a railway train, or in a tram car, or wal)ing down a street# It is possible
to be lonely in the world and to be a Christian, withot what6 Withot yo cease to be a natral man# I
mean that the Christian oght to have sch an nction as to reali&e at any moment, whether in the
presence of others or alone, that he is with (od# $e can have a vision in the tram car, or in the
railway train, even if he has to stand with others in front or behind himB or he can have a vision if he
is there alone#
*ehemiah stood before the )ing becase of troble in @ersalem which had nigh bro)en his
heart# $e was sorrowfl, and it affected his contenanceB bt he was so near to (od that he cold say+
!I have commned with the (od of heaven#" 1nd if we believers are to go forth and flfill (od-s
prpose with s, the $oly Spirit mst be constantly filling s and moving pon s ntil or whole
being is on fire with the presence and power of (od# That is the order of the baptism of the $oly
(host# The man is then ready for every emergency#
*ow it is a most blessed thoght % it strc) me as I was reading at or assembly on Snday
morning % that in the holy, radiant glory of the vision that was filling 0al-s sol C1cts <DF the
people became so hngry after it that ntil midnight they dran) in at the fontain of his life, and as he
was poring forth a yong man fell down from the third loft, and 0al, in the same glorios fashion, as
always, went down and embraced him and pressed the very life from himself into the yong man, and
broght him bac) to life# 1lways e/ipment for emergency, a blessed, holy e/ipment by (od5
Someone calls at yor door and wants to see yo particlarlyB bt yo
Cannot Be Seen Till :o 1re Throgh With (od#
Living in the $oly (host, wal)ing in the divine li)eness, having no confidence in the flesh, bt
growing in the grace and )nowledge of (od, and going on from one state of glorios perfection nto
another state of perfection % that is it# :o cannot compare the $oly (host to anything less, bt
something more, than ever yo thoght abot with all yor thoghts# That is the reason why the $oly
(host has to come into s to give s divine revelations for the moment# The man that is a !parta)er of
the divine natre" has come into a relationship where (od imparts $is divine mind for the
comprehension of $is love and of the fellowship of $is Son# We are only powerfl as we )now that
sorce, we are only strong as we behold the beatitdes and all the wonderfl things and graces of the
Spirit#
0art Iii
It was a necessity that @ess shold live with $is disciples for three years, and wal) in and
ot amongst them and manifest $is glory, and show it forth day by day# I will show yo why it was a
necessity# Those men believed in (od# Bt this 3essiah had continally, day by day, to bring $imself
into their vision, into their mind, into their very natre# $e had
To 0R.SS $I3S.LF
right into their life to ma)e them a sccess after $e had ascended to heaven# $e had to show
them how wonderflly and graceflly and peaceflly $e cold move the crowds# :o remember that
the hose to which they broght the sic) of the palsy, and in which $e was spea)ing to the people,
was so crowded that they cold not come nigh nto $im e'cept by ncovering the roof and dropping
the man throgh# The way to the cities was so pressed with the people who were following @ess and
$is disciples, that $e and they cold hardly get along, bt $e always had time to stop and perform
some good deed on the 8orney thither# What $e had to bring home to the minds and hearts of the
disciples was that $e was trly the Son of (od# They never cold accomplish what they had to
accomplish ntil $e had proved that to them, and ntil $e had soared to the glory# They cold only
manifest $im to others when $e had imparted $is life into
The Lery Core ,f Their *atre
and ma)e others confess that they were astonished, and that !we never saw things li)e this#" It
was the Son of (od travelling in the greatness of $is strength to manifest before those disciples the
)eynote of trth that no one cold gainsay# They had been with $im and seen $is desire, $is craving,
$is lst to serve (od# :es, $e lsted to be li)e (od in the world, manifesting $im so that they might
see what 0hilip had missed when @ess said to him, !$ast tho not seen the Father6" $e wanted them
to be clothed with the Spirit, bapti&ed by the Spirit#
Some people get a wrong notion of the baptism# The baptism is nothing less than the third
person of the blessed Trinity coming down from the glory, the e'ective Spirit of the trine (od
indwelling yor body, revealing the trth to yo, and casing yo sometimes to say !1h5" till yor
bowels yearn with compassion, as @ess yearned, to travail as $e travailed, to morn as $e morned,
to groan as $e groaned# It cannot be otherwise with yo# :o cannot get this thing along a merely
passive line# It does not come that way# Bt, glory be to (od, it does come# , that (od might bring
from or hearts the cry for sch
1 4elge ,f The Spirit
that we cold not get away till we were ready for $im to flfill $is prpose in s and for s#
I had a wonderfl revelation of the power of (od this last wee)# If there is anything I )now
abot this baptism it is this+ that it is sch a force of conviction in my life that I am carried, as it were,
throgh the very depths of it# Sometimes we have to thin)B at other times we have not time to thin),
and it is when we are at or wits- end that (od comes and brings deliverance# When yo are at yor
wits- end, and yo throw yorself on the omnipotent power of (od, what a wonderfl transformation
there is in a moment#
1n Incident
I went to a hose where they were very mch distressed# It is a pecliar thing, bt it is tre,
that the Spirit of the Lord pon one either binds people together or ma)es them tremendosly fidgety
or restless, that they have to come to some place of decision# I )now nothing li)e the mighty power of
the SpiritB it wor)s so harmoniosly with the will of (od# I was tal)ing to the people in that hose,
and a yong woman was there, and she said, !,h, father, I oght to have relief today# I am sitting here
and I do )now what to say, bt somehow I feel that this whole troble oght to go today#" !What
troble6" I said# !For si' years I have not been able to drin)# I cannot drin)# I go to the tea table and
cannot drin)# 3y body has gone down#" I )new what it was# It was
1 4evil In The Throat
:o say, !:o mst be very carefl#" Well, I don-t care whom I affront by saying thatB I
believe the devil is the root of all evil, and it is a serios thing for a beatifl yong woman who had
perfect health, otherwise to be, as a reslt of that one thing, so disorgani&ed in her mind and body# I
)new it was the power of Satan# $ow did I )now6 Becase it attac)ed her at a vital point, and it got
her mind on that point, and when it got her mind on that point she went downhill, and she said, !I dare
not drin)B if I do I shall cho)e#"
I as)ed the father and mother to go ot, and then I said to the yong woman, !:o will be free
and yo will drin) as mch as yo want as soon as I have done with yo, if yo will believe# 1s sre
as yo are there yo will drin) as mch as yo want#" ,r brethren are going ot into the streets
tonight, and I may be amongst them, and they will be preaching, and they will say definitely,
!.veryone that believeth can be saved#" They will mean, everyone that believeth can be healed# The
same trth# They will emphasi&e it over and over again# They have no more right to emphasi&e that
than I have a right to say, !$e was wonded for my transgressions, $e was brised#" So I said to her,
!*ow, dare yo believe6" !:es, I believe that in the name of @ess yo can cast the evil power ot#" I
then laid my hands pon her, and I said+
!It-s 4oneB :o 4rin)#"
She went laghingly, !0raise (od," and drew the first glass of water and dran)# !3other5
father5 brother5" she said, !I-ve drn) one glass5" There was 8oy in the hose# What did it6 It was the
living faith of the Son of (od# ,h, if we only )now how rich we are, and how near we are at the
fontain of life5 !###all things are possible to him that believeth" C3ar) >+<JF#
When .neas, who had )ept his bed eight years, was told by 0eter to !1rise and ma)e thy
bed," and he arose immediately, what did it6 1 life clothed with the Spirit#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !The living water is falling and ma)ing manifest
the Christ mission to those who will enter in by a living faith# *othing can hinder the life9flow to
those who believe, for all things are possible to them that believe#"
I wonder how many people there are here this afternoon who have missed the point# If I tal)ed
to yo for a short time yo wold probably say to me, !I had a wonderfl vision when I was
bapti&ed#" I want yo to notice that this vision that @ess gave to 0al was right on the threshold of his
baptism# 1n inspired life is always on the very open door of the /ic)enings of that life by the Spirit#
I want yo to notice also that when a man is born of (od, or when, as it were, (od is born into the
man, and he becomes a /ic)ened sol to carry ot the convictions of the life of the Spirit of (od in
him % when he is born of (od, instantly on the threshold of this new birth there comes a vision of
what his life is to be# The /estion is whether yo dare go throgh with it, whether yo are going to
hold on to the very thing the $oly (host broght to yo, and never lose sight of it, bt press on in a
life of devotion to (od and of fellowship and nity with $im#
1 Warning
That is what 0al did, that is what @ess did, and that is what we all have to do# In this
connection I want to say advisedly that when we are bapti&ed with the gift of tonges, we mst not
allow tonges to entertain s, nor be entertained with spea)ing in tonges# When yo have
accomplished one thing in the prpose of (od for yo, $e means yo to go forward and accomplish
another# 1s soon as yo accomplish one thing, it is, so to spea), no more to yo, and (od will enlarge
yo and fit yo for the ne't thing $e wants yo to do#
When I Was Bapti&ed In The $oly (host
there was the nfolding of a new era of my life, and I passed into that and re8oiced in the fact
of it, and others with me# Bt the moment I reached that, (od had been ready with another ministry for
me# If yo are carefl to watch for (od, (od is always caring for yo# @ess said, !If yo honor 3e
here, I will honor yo yonder#" Whatever it may be that yo are wor)ing ot for (od here, $e is
wor)ing ot a far greater, a divine, glory for yo# :o have no need to be constantly tal)ing of what
yo are going to appear li)e in the glory# The chief thing yo are to watch is that yo reali&e within
yorself a deeper manifestation of the power of (od today than yesterday, that yo have something
more clear today of the mind of the Spirit than yo had the day before, that nothing comes between
yo and (od to clod yor mind# :o are to see a
Lision ,f The (lory ,f (od
more today than yesterday, and to be living in sch a state of bliss that it is heavenly to live#
0al lived in that ecstasy becase he got into a place where the $oly (host cold enlarge him more
and more# I find that, if I continally )eep my mind pon (od, $e nfolds things to me, and if I
obediently wal) before (od and )eep my heart pre and clean and holy and right, $e will always be
lifting me higher than I have ever e'pected to be#
0art Iv
$ow does it come6 ,n this line# In Romans ;<+;, 0al spea)s abot a certain place being
reached % he spea)s abot an altar on which he had laid himself# When he had e'perienced the
mercies of the Lord, he cold do no other than ma)e a presentation of his body on the altar, and it was
always to be on the altar and never to be ta)en off# 1s soon as he got there he was at the place where
the $oly (host cold bring ot of him !things new and old," and, as we read in his epistles, !things"
which 0eter said were !hard to be nderstood#" $ow was that6 Becase he so lived in the Spirit that
(od broght $is mind into 0al-s mind, so that the apostle cold write and spea), as an oracle of the
$oly (host, things which had never been in print before, things portraying the mind of (odB and we
read them today and drin) them in as a river, and we come ot of the epistles, as it were, clothed with
mighty power, the power of (od $imself# $ow does it come6 It comes when we are in
1 0lace Low .nogh,
and where (od can por in, por in, por in# 0al cold say that not one thing that (od had
spo)en of him had failed# In 1cts <I, and Romans ;A, yo will find that he accomplished the whole of
what @ess said he wold accomplish, when he was reorgani&ed, or filled, or infilled by the mighty
power of (od# (od wants to do the same for yo and for me, according to the gifts $e has bestowed
pon s# Shall we stop short of what $e says we oght to be % shall we cease to come into line with
the 3ind which is always thin)ing for or best % shall we cease to hmble orselves before $im
who too) the way of the cross for s % shall we cease to withhold orselves from $im who cold
weep over the doomed city, from the Lord @ess Christ who !trod the winepress alone#" Shall we
cease to give $im or all6 To what profit will it be if we hold bac) anything from $im who gives s
a thosand times more than ever $e as)s from s6 In $ebrews < $e says $e is going to bring many
sons to glory# It means that $e is going to clothe them with $is glory# Let that be yor vision# If yo
have lost the vision, $e is tender to those who cry to $imB from the bro)en heart
$e *ever Trns 1way,
and they that see) $im with a whole heart will find $im#
1s I spea) to yo this afternoon I feel somehow that my heart is very mch enlarged, that my
compassion for my Lord is intensified, that nothing is too hard# The people in the days of the apostles
too) 8oyflly the spoiling of their goods, and I feel there is a measre of grace given to the man who
says, !I will go all the way with @ess#" What is that measre of grace6 It is a girding with
hopeflness in pressing forward to the goal that (od wold have s reach# Bt it is important that we
forget not 0al-s words, !###that no man ta)e thy crown" CRevelation J+;;F# $e saw there was a
possibility lest any man who had been the means of sowing the good seed of the (ospel shold lose
that for which (od had apprehended him#
In closing, let me remind yo that the $oly (host has broght s here# For what prpose has
$e broght s6 Can anyone have come here, either see)er or spea)er, withot a cry to (od to ma)e
some men today, as it were, flames of fire6 3y passion is that (od shall ende this convention with
sch an nction and cry that yo won-t be satisfied ntil yo feel the very members of yor body all on
fire with a Spirit )indled nity# It is not too late to don the girdle today, it is not too late to pt on the
armor of (od, to pt on the shield, to
0t ,n The Sandals
better than ever before# This afternoon (od wants me to )now, and yo to )now, that
e'perimentally we have only toched the very frill, the very edge, of this otporing of the Spirit# If
we do not allow (od to fill s with $imself $e will choose somebody else# If we do not fall into line
with the will of (od, there will be somebody else who will# (od is able to raise p men to carry ot
$is behests# The children were crying ot one day, and the disciples reb)ed them# !*o," $e said, !if
these were to hold their peace, the very stones," of which $e cold ma)e bread % $e cold ma)e
them cry ot#
I $ave 1 @ess Li)e That,
who can spea) the word, and the thing is doneB I have a @ess indwelling me and vitali&ing me
with a faith that believes it is treB I have a @ess within me who has never let me get faint9hearted or
weary# Let s press on in faith along the line of (od-s will, and the otporing which we have longed
to see will come# Cheer p, hold on, never let go the visionB be sre it is for yo 8st as mch as for
anybody else, and (od will srely ma)e it come to pass# *ever loo) down, becase then yo will
only see the grond and miss the vision# 1ll blessings come from aboveB therefore )eep yor eye on
@ess# *ever weary# If yo do not fall ot by the way, $e will be with yo to strengthen yo in the
way# $allel8ah5
1ddress given in =ingsway $all, London, 3ay <H,;>;E 0blished in Confidence
.'ceedingly 1bove 1ll :o Can 1s) or Thin), @anary 9 3arch ;>;H
Read .phesians J careflly# This is a lovely chapter on 0al-s mission to the (entiles# (od
has grafted s C(entilesF in# In other ages Cvv# A,IF it was not made )nown that the (entiles shold be
fellow heirs, whereof he was made a minister by the effectal wor)ing of $is power Cv# EF# This
power in 0al wroght a very effectal wor), it wor)ed in him to sch effect that he was the least of
all saintsB that to him was given this grace of mystery and revelation# It came forth as a living reality
of a living sbstance indwelling him#
To the intent that now nto the principalities and powers in
heavenly places might be )nown by the chrch the manifold wisdom
of (od# .phesians J+;D
Wisdom
This wisdom of (od is only revealed in the depths of hmiliation where the $oly (host has
fll charge# There alone it is that the vision comes to all $is saints# We are now in the process of
revelation# :o mst let the $oly (host have $is perfect office# 1 new order of breathing# First a
calclation of the mind % I can go no frther, I give myself to a new order, the manifold wisdom of
(od !in whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him" C.phesians J+;<F#
Boldness brings s into a place of access, confidence, laying hold, ta)ing all off the table and ma)ing
it ors# The $oly (host in the hman body nfolding the mystery that we might )now and have the
revelation according to the will of (od# The flesh broght to a place of none'istence, that in the life
of this man shold come ot the mighty power of (od to sward# 0al can get no frther# $e says %
!###I bow my )nees nto the Father###" C.phesians J+;?F#
0rayer
@de also spea)s of praying in the $oly (host# There is no natral line of thoght here, not one
point in particlar pon which the mind can rest, bt that which is predicted from the throne of glory,
then the tonge, then all the divine attribtes are displayed above all, e'ceedingly above all, that the
glory of (od may be revealed in the face of @ess# :e are $is wor)manship, created for $is glory#
(od cannot display the greater glory e'cept throgh those co9e/al in the glory# The $oly (host is the
ideal and brings ot the very essence of heaven throgh the hman sol# ,h, the need of the baptism of
the $oly (host C0al was held in the Spirit+ may it be so in or caseF % there is no differenceB he
was willing for all things, bond in the spirit % here we have the greatest liberty that can come to
hmanity, all the liberty of heaven open, the family in heaven and earth C.phesians J+;AF# I love that
thoght that the veil is so thin that the tie is closer than ever, Christ with them, they with s# ,ne is on
earthB what a loftiness, a reverence, a holiness5 1 wonderfl thing is this wedloc) and fellowship in
the Spirit % now an infinite mind of flfillment and glory# !1re they not all ministering spirits6"
C$ebrews ;+;?F# Who can help s as those tried with s6 1s the body is so fitly framed together by
the effectal wor)ing of $is power, we are all one, nothing separates s, bt we loo) for the
appearing of @ess# $e is there in the glory, they are with $im# !For the Lord himself shall descend
from heaven with a shot### and the dead in Christ shall rise first+ then we which are alive and remain
shall be caght p together with them in the clods, to meet the Lord in the air+ and so shall we ever
be with the Lord" C; Thessalonians ?+;I,;EF#
We can only pray as the $oly (host gives tterance# $ere the $oly (host gives the highest
principles throgh this prayer that the prposes of salvation are a continos wor)ing and an
increasing power all the time# The day that is coming will declare all things# Strengthened by the
Spirit according to the riches of $is glory#
(lory
What is the glory6 1ll the glory that ever comes is from $im# :o have the glory in the
measre that yo have the Son of glory in yo# If yo are filled with @ess, yo are filled with the
glory# When we have the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the )nowledge of $im, there is nothing to
hinder the $oly (host having the control of the whole being# !That Christ may dwell in yor hearts by
faith###" C.phesians J+;EF# Faith is the prodction of all things# The $oly (host indwelling and
enlarging ntil the whole body is filled with Christ, and we are coming there in a very remar)able
way# 4id the $oly (host ever tter a prayer that no power cold answer6 In @ohn ;E+<; @ess says,
!That they all may be oneB as tho, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in s####"
What wor)s in s throgh being one with $im, rooted and gronded6 0erfect love, and perfect love
has 8stice wrapped p in it, and the day is coming when
The Saints Will Say !1men"
to the 8dgments of (od# @stice will do it# 1ll the wood, hay, and stbble mst be destroyed,
bt, rooted and gronded in the Word, I am a prodction of what (od is forming and I can stay the
gates of hell and lagh in the face of calamity and say, !###all things wor) together for good to them
that love (od###" CRomans H+<HFB rooted and gronded in love# So9and9so may leave me, bt if I am
gronded, it is for my good and nothing can be against me bt myself# We live for the glory of (od#
The Lord, it is $e that establisheth, strengtheneth and pholdeth, ma)ing strong that which is wea) and
enabling them to stand in the difficlty, and in the day of battle# (od is with thee to do far e'ceeding
above all yo can as) or thin)#
Faith
1re we children of circmstances, or children of faith6 If we are on natral lines, we are
trobled at the wind blowing, as it blows it whispers fearflnessB bt if yo are rooted and gronded
yo can stand the tests, and it is only then that yo prove what is the breadth and length and depth and
height, and )now the love of Christ C.phesians J+;H,;>F# It is an addition sm to meet every
missionary-s needs, to display (od-s power, enlarging that which needs to be /ic)ened# Breadth+ the
whole man seeing (od is sfficient in every state# The length of things+ (od is in everything# ,h, the
depths5 Bt (od is in the depths5 The heights5 (od is always lifting yo, and the revelation of the
mind in that verse is enogh for any in any circmstances to trimph, able to do e'ceedingly
abndantly above all that yo can as) or thin) Cv# <DF, not according to the mind of 0al bt according
to the revelation of the Spirit Cv# ;>F# Filled nto all the flness of (od# The natral capacity when
filled with simplicity has within it an enlargement of itself, bt this flness is an ideal power of (od
in the hman solB every part of yo is enlarged by the Spirit# (od is there instead of yo to ma)e yo
fll, and yo are fll as yor faith reaches ot to the measre# !Filled nto all the flness of (od#"
The power of the Lord was present to heal, flness of power pressed ot of them nto others#
In 1cts ; we see a power of the $oly (host filling @ess# $e became lighter and lighter ntil
$e Was Lifted Bac)
to where $e was before, in the presence of (od# @ess Christ manifest in the flesh, the power
of (od in hman form# The flness of the (od9head bodily manifested in @ess# @ohn says $e was the
light of life, increasing in flness ntil wafted away entirely, in sbstance the flness of (od#
.'ceedingly abndantly above all we can as) or thin) Cv# <DF# $ow can it be flfilled in me, yo say6
It is filled there in the glory5 Bt it-s a tremendos thing5 (od will have to do something5 Beloved, it
is not according to yor mind at all, bt according to the mind of (od, according to the revelation of
the Spirit# 1bove all yo cold as) or thin)5 The blood has been pored ot#
The $oly (host $as Been Sent 4own
Lerily, we are not worthy, bt $e is worthy5 It-s above all yo can as)5 $ow can it be
possible6 (od pts it in yor heart5 $e can do it#
We have been hearing mch abot war loan and interest, bt if yo will follow on, (od will
add and enlarge and enlarge and lift yo all the time, adding compond interest# Five percent5 *o5 1
thosand percent, a million percent5 If tho wilt, if holiness is the prpose of yor heart, it shall be,
for (od is in $is place# Will yo be in the plan according to the power that wor)eth, wor)ing in yo6
Cv# <DF# Whatever yo are at any time, it will be by $is effectal power, lifting, controlling, carrying
yo in constant rest and peaceB it is according to the power that wor)eth in yo# !7nto him be glory in
the chrch by Christ @ess throghot all ages, world withot end# 1men" Cv# <;F#
0blished in Confidence
1cts <D, Febrary ?, ;>;H
In days gone by (od-s people have been persected, hnted# In $ebrews ;;+JH we read of
those of whom the world was not worthy, they wandered in deserts and montains and wilderness and
caves of the earth# We live in golden days in comparison# 4ays of snshine, prosperity, and
hopeflness#
1 *ew 0lane
Those who have passed on before wore sch beatifl crowns in sch times of strain and
stress# Tidal waves of blessing come as the $oly (host has $is way in these hman bodies and
prodces in s an eternal wor)ing# The baptism of the $oly (host is a new plane, a covering with the
divine presence, a power brning in or very bones# It is very wonderfl to be in the place where the
trths of the $oly (host are so advanced# The day will soon dawn and the 4aystar appear, and or
one regret will be or lost opportnity of witnessing for (od# 3ay (od ma)e s a worthy people
embracing every opportnity# For 0al had determined to sail by .phess, becase he wold not
spend the time in 1sia, for he hasted if it were possible for him to be at @ersalem the day of
0entecost# $e remembered the days of 1cts > verse J when as he 8orneyed % sddenly there shined
rond abot him a light from heaven and the Lord saying nto 1nanias, !1rise, and go into the street
which is called Straight, and en/ire in the hose of @das for one called Sal, of Tarss+ for, behold,
he prayeth" Cv# ;;F# !1nd 1nanias went his way, and entered into the hoseB and ptting his hands on
him said, Brother Sal, the Lord, even @ess, that appeared nto thee in the way as tho earnest, hath
sent me, that tho mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the $oly (host# 1nd immediately there
fell from his eyes as it had been scales+ and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was bapti&ed"
Cvv# ;E,;HF#
0al was stirred as he remembered this mighty baptism in the Spirit, the victory that it had
broght him into, the power to preach the (ospel nlimited, nhindered, effectally wor)ing in s#
The mighty nction of the $oly Spirit abode pon him# So at Troas,
###0al preached nto Mthe chrchN, ready to depart on the morrowB
and contined his speech ntil midnight# 1nd there were many
lights in the pper chamber, where they were gathered together#
1nd there sat in a window a certain yong man named .tychs,
being fallen into a deep sleep+ and as 0al was long preaching, he
sn) down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was
ta)en p dead# 1nd 0al went down, and fell on him, and embracing
him said, Troble not yorselvesB for his life is in him# When he
therefore was come p again, and had bro)en bread, and eaten,
and tal)ed a long while, even till brea) of day, so he departed# 1nd
they broght the yong man alive, and were not a little comforted#
1cts <D+E9;<
Ths 0al with the nction of the Spirit pon him went down and fell on the yong man,
embracing him in the power of the Spirit, he retrns and finishes his address#
The day of 0entecost# The day of 0entecost, near at hand# ,h, what memories it had for 0al5
We are all loo)ing forward to .aster to when the $oly (host fell as at the beginning, where the cross
of Calvary made an open door for all hearts to be saved, a few days afterward the resrrection of or
Lord, then the wonderfl descent of the $oly (host, to enlarge the hearts of all the people to live so in
the Spirit, that there shold be new vision, new revelation, new e/ipment, new men# The baptism of
the $oly (host means a new creation after the order of the Spirit#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !For the Lord descended $imself by the power of
the Spirit# $e shall not spea) of $imself, and $e will show yo things to come# The baptism of the
$oly (host is to flfill in these bodies a new order % to everyone by a new power, to change from
one state of grace to another % even by the Spirit of the Lord# So 0al !###hasted, if it were possible
for him, to be at @ersalem the day of 0entecost" Cv# ;IF#
$is 0romise To Fill The $ngry
Remember, beloved, many of the people living remembered the falling of the power in 1cts <#
There is a wonderfl nctioni&ing force when all the people of (od bapti&ed with the $oly (host
come together# What are conventions for6 They are for the meeting of the need of the hngry and the
thirsty after (od# ,h, this longing cry in the hearts of the people that cannot be satisfied bt with more
of (od# ,n that memorable 8orney from @ersalem to 4amascs, 0al had seen the risen Christ, and
by the anointing of the Spirit became the greatest missionary enterpriser the world has ever seen#
,h yes5 There is something in nity, there is something in fellowship, there is something in
being of one accord5 Is the chrch today at sch a place to receive6 *o5 Bt (od is in sch a place to
give# Who to6 ,nly to thirsty sols, the hngry# $e has promised to fill the hngry with good things#
Then it will be always# Convention, what is it5 1 condition of not falling asleep, a condition of
continal longing after (od for a real otporing of $is Spirit# So 0al hastened if it were possible
for him, to be at @ersalem the day of 0entecost Cv# ;IF# They e'pected wonderfl things when they
were once more in the pper room# 0al had seen @ess by revelation on the road to 4amascs by he
wanted to meet with those who had seen $im as $e wal)ed the streets, as $e healed the sic) and
raised the dead# Wold yo not li)e to tal) with anyone that had seen $im6 What was $is face li)e6
What was $is manner6 $ow did $e spea)6 !###*ever man spa)e li)e this man" C@ohn E+?IF# Lots of
people had seen $im arond the table and in the roadways and cold testify to $is wonderfl wor)s#
*o wonder# 0al hastened if it were possible for him to be at @ersalem the day of 0entecost#
What was the plan as the disciples gathered together6 0reaching and telling the marvelos
things that had happened# !###.ye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of
man, the things which (od hath prepared for them that love him# Bt (od hath revealed them nto s
by his Spirit###" C; Corinthians <+>,;DF# The $oly (host revealing# The $oly (host strengthening all
the time# Bac) to 0entecost all the time#
1n old man once stood p in a meeting and was referring to one and another who had passed
on# $e said, !1ll the good people are gone now#" 1nother brother standing p e'claimed % !Than)
(od that-s a lie#" ,h yes5 There are lots of people on the earth today, and in or meeting tonight that
have seen @ess# 1nd if we wait ntil .aster we shall see many more who will have seen @ess# @ess
by the power of the $oly (host is ma)ing me nderstand we are only in the beginnings of 0entecost
yet# (et bac) to 0entecost# =eep in the nction# 0al hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at
@ersalem the day of 0entecost# 0entecost, the place where (od can bestow sch a measre of $is
love, withot limit, $e giveth not the Spirit by measre C@ohn J+J?F#
Separating Force
1nd now, behold, I go bond in the spirit nto @ersalem, not
)nowing the things that shall befall me there+ save that the $oly
(host witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions
abide me# Bt none of these things move me, neither cont I my life
dear nto myself, so that I might finish my corse with 8oy, and the
ministry, which I have received of the Lord @ess, to testify the
gospel of the grace of (od# 1cts <D+<<9<?
The baptism of the $oly (host is not only the great essential power for victorios life and
service, it is a separating force# @ess said a man-s foes shold be oftentimes those of his own
hosehold C3atthew ;D+JIF# It means separation as sre as yo live, if yo follow the narrow way
that leadeth nto life# It means persection, bt if yo follow holy, yo will have no room for any bt
@ess % bond in the Spirit % on, on, on# 1nother side+ the world narrows p to yo# There are
thosands of believers which mean well, do not see the need of the baptism of the $oly (host# So in
the first place the old company has no room for yo, bt in the second place the $oly (host binds yo#
:o have no room, only to go the way of the Spirit, in conformity to the will of (od, yo are bond to
go the narrow way# I have never seen the $oly (host change $is position# Simplicity in living,
nonconformity to the world# :o will not find (od begin in the Spirit and leading bac) to the flesh#
:o have no liberty to go bac)6 If yo want to trn bac), as) yorself where yo are going to# What
does 0al say6 I go bond in the Spirit nto @ersalem-s bonds, afflictions % none of these things
move me, neither cont I my life dear nto myself# That I might finish my corse with 8oy and the
ministry which I have received of the Lord @ess to testify the (ospel of the grace of (od# The way,
the way of the cross % separation from the flesh, nonconformity to the world % bt with an ever
deepening and enlarging in that abonding flness of life that flows from the throne of (od#
:o mst be in the order of seeing $im who is invisible C$ebrews ;;+<EF, yor mind
operated by the Spirit, yor desires nder the control of the Spirit, yor plans narrowed down by the
Spirit C4aniel ;DF Comeliness trned into corrption# Then it is a wonderflly broad way, very
broad, a perfection of order# 1n entrenchment in the living (od, bond in the Spirit5 Can we ta)e it
in6 There are depths we cold fathom, I )now it means bonds and afflictions C1cts <D+<JF# Shall I
draw bac)6 I cannot# 4o yo not see in 0al-s willingness @ess in a new form6 @ess again on the
earth6 This is the way we are bond to go# 0al calls himself the bondslave of @ess Christ# Bt we
are not obeyed5 We cold throw all over5 Cold I6 :es, I cold5 Bt I cannot5 Separated bondslave,
yo cannot go bac)# It costs mch to come, bt it costs a thosand times more to retreat#
,h, it-s a costly thing to follow @ess# ,nce having tasted the hidden manna, once having seen
$is face# It cost yo yor life to go ot# !###to whom shall we go6 tho hast the words of eternal life"
C@ohn I+IHF#
The Lord is that Spirit, which has not only come in, bt has embraced yo and called yo trly
in the Spirit, that yo might be a choice virgin betrothed to another, even Christ#
4evoted $earts
Shall we come ot6 *o5 4o yo want to be nclothed6 What a dreadfl thing if na)edness is
seen# What is it to be na)ed6 To have a name5 To be5 1nd not to be5 Lord, save s# ,h, for hearts that
throb after the divine call# I love my 3aster# I will not go ot free#
This is no mean meetingB the $oly (host gently falls pon s# The Spirit of the Living (od
yearns over s with tender compassion# (od the $oly (host overshadows s# Some may say, !I want
to get so near5 I-ll pay any price to come in to this holy place5" 4ear ones, yo cannot ta)e off yor
filthy garments# Christ nclothes5 $e clothes pon5 ,h, breathe every breath in the $oly (host# The
old ta)en away % the bringing in of another % to never lose the fragrance of the divine presence, to
fan and fan and fan ntil the $oly (host ma)es s living flames of fire carrying salvation everywhere,
healing everywhere, the baptism of the $oly (host everywhere# ,n fire, bond forever, (od thrilling
the life#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !It is the Lord $imself which has the choice of my
heart, prning to bring forth to $is glory an eternal harvest gathered in forever#"
There is something beatifl in the gift of tonges with interpretation % 8oyflness e'perience
% sweet harmony 9 establishing, 8oy 9 lifting and ma)ing or hearts strong in $imself# The day is not
far distant when we may have to stand very firm to what (od is ta)ing s on to# War, pestilence,
famineB the order has not been altered since the world began#
These are trying times for the believer, the world wants less of (od# There is a great deal of
trial of faith# 1re we going to be fond faithfl6 Two lines will help yo# Faith5 Baptism of the $oly
(host5 1n establishment against shot or shell or evil wind from any sorce#
So established that we are ready and willing to be tried when the day comes, whichever side
the Spirit presses# There is always the thoght,
@ess may come before that day so that one is li)ely as the other# (od will strengthen thy heart
in the trial, in the evil day# $e will never leave $is own# .very man brned at the sta)e for the faith
has been a seed, a light, a torch, bringing in a new order# Let s )eep the vision clear % pre in heart,
pward, onward, heavenward, ntil the day brea) and the shadows flee way CSong of Solomon <+;EF#
@ess is the loveliest on earth# The $oly (host clothes $im# $e met the need of all# :o
belong to the chrch of the firstborn, the establishment of that wonderfl place in the glory# Will yo
promise (od nothing shall come between yo and the throne % the heart of (od and the mind of the
Spirit# (od has a choice for everyone who swears to his own hrt and changes not# 1 pressing right
in#
Is not @ess beatifl6 Cold anything clod that brow6 $e has the 8oy of heaven for s# From
victory nto victory# :or faces are a pictre of what they will be in the glory % let s be 8ealos#
Setting to or seals that (od is tre, ntil that day when we shall abide with $im forever# Set thine
hose in order, tho mst go yor wayB follow $im# The bilding is going p# The top stone mst be
pt on# (race, grace nto it#
1ddress given at Bowland Street 3ission
*ew Wine, 1pril 9 @ne ;>;H
It is a settled thing in the glory that in the flness of time the latter rain has to be greater than
the former#
Some of or hearts have been greatly moved by the former rain, bt it is the latter rain we are
crying ot for# What will it be when the flness comes and the heart of (od is satisfied6
###and MtheyN began to spea) with other tonges, as the Spirit gave
them tterance# 1cts <+?
What a lovely thoght that the $oly (host had sch partiality that the Word was all $is5 We
are having to learn, whether we li)e it or not, that or end is (od-s beginning# Then it is all (od, and
the Lord @ess stands forth in the midst with sch divine glory and men are impelled, filled, led so
perfectly# *othing else will meet the need of the world# There is something beatifl abot 0eter and
@ohn when we read that people too) )nowledge of them, that they had been with @ess# There was
something so real, so after the order of the 3aster#
*ow when they saw the holiness of 0eter and @ohn, and perceived
that they were nlearned and ignorant men, they marvelledB and
they too) )nowledge of them, that they had been with @ess# 1cts
?+;J
3ay all in the temple glorify @essB it can be so#
The one thing mar)ed more than anything else in the life of @ess was the fact that the people
glorified (od in $im, and when (od is glorified and gets the right of way and thoghts of $is people,
everyone is as $e is, filled with (od# Whatever it costs it mst be# Let it be so# Filled with (od5 The
only thing to help people is to tell ot the latest thing (od has given s from the glory# There is
nothing otside salvation# We are filled, immersed, clothed ponB there mst be nothing felt, seen,
spo)en abot, bt the mighty power of the $oly (host# We are new creatres in Christ @ess, bapti&ed
into a new natre#
$e that believeth on me### ot of his belly shall flow rivers of living
water# @ohn E+JH
The very life of the risen Christ in everything, moving s to do $is will#
There is something not toched yet, bt praise (od for the thirst to be in this meeting5 0raise
(od, the thirst is of (od, the desire is of (od, the plan is of (od, the prpose is of (od# (od-s plan,
(od-s thoght, (od-s vessel, and (od-s servant# In the world to meet the needB bt not of the world or
of its spirit#
(od incarnate in hmanity# 0arta)ers of the divine natre to manifest the life of @ess to the
world#
,thers moc)ing said, These men are fll of new wine# 1cts <+;J
That is what we want, yo say6 !###*ever man spa)e li)e this man" C@ohn E+?IF# !*ew wine"+
a new order, new inspiration, new manifestation# *ew, new, new, new wine# 1 power all new of
itself, as if yo were born, as yo are, into a new day, a new creation#
It has a freshness abot it5 It has a beaty abot it5 It has a /ality abot it5 To create in others
the desire for the same taste# Some saw5 Bt three thosand felt, tasted, and en8oyed# Some loo)ed on5
,thers drin)ing with a new faith never before seen % a new manifestation, a new reali&ation all
divine, a new thing straight from heaven, from the throne of the glorified Lord# It is (od-s mind to fill
s with that wine, to ma)e s ready to brst forth with new rivers, fresh energy, no tired feeling#
(od manifest in the flesh % that is what we want, and it is what (od wants, and it satisfies
everybody# 1ll the people said, !We have never seen anything li)e it#" The disciples re8oiced in it
being newB others were bro)enhearted, crying ot, !###said nto 0eter and to the rest of the apostles,
3en and brethren, what shall we do6" C1cts <+JEF#
Then 0eter said nto them, Repent, and be bapti&ed every one of
yo in the name of @ess Christ for the remission of sins, and ye
shall receive the gift of the $oly (host# For the promise is nto
yo, and to yor children, and to all that are afar off even as many
as the Lord or (od shall call# 1nd with many other words did he
testify and e'hort, saying, Save yorselves from this ntoward
generation# 1cts <+JH9?D
What shall we do6 3en and brethren, what shall we do6 Believe5 Stretch ot5 0ress on5 Let
there be a new entering in, a new passion to have it# We mst be beside orselvesB we mst drin)
deeply of the new wine, that mltitdes may be satisfied and find satisfaction too#
The new wine is to have a new bottleO % the necessity of a new vessel# If anything of the old
is left, not pt to death, destroyed, there will be a rending and a brea)ing# The new wine and the old
bottle will not wor) in harmony# It mst be new wine and a new wines)in, then there will be nothing
to drop off when @ess comes#
For the Lord, himself shall descend from heaven with a shot, with
the voice of the archangel, and with the trmp of (od+ and the
dead in Christ shall rise first+ then we which are alive and remain
shall be caght p together with them in the clods, to meet the
Lord in the air+ and so shall we ever be with the Lord# ;
Thessalonians ?+;I,;E
The body being so operated by the Spirit in the process of changing ntil we are li)e nto
$im#
Who shall change or vile body, that it may be fashioned li)e nto
his glorios body, according to the wor)ing whereby he is able even
to sbde all things nto himself# 0hilippians J+<;
I desire yo to be all so filled with the Spirit at this ConventionB so hngry, so thirsty, that
nothing will satisfy s bt seeing @ess# (etting more thirsty every day, more dry every day, ntil the
floods come, and the 3aster passes by, ministering nto s and throgh s, and throgh s the same
life, the same inspiration, that as $e is, so are we in this world#
$e was straitened, bt it was accomplished# It meant strong crying and tears % the cross man
ward, bt the glory heavenward# (lory descending on a cross5 Lerily, great is the mystery of
godliness# $e cried, !It is finished#" Let the cry never be stopped ntil the heart of @ess is satisfied,
ntil $is plan for hmanity is reached in the sons of (od being manifested and the earth filled with the
)nowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea# 1men# 1men# 1men#
OThe wine in 0alestine was )ept in wines)ins, which in time lost their elasticity, and so
wold split when the new wine fermented# *ew wine mst be in new wines)ins#
0blished in Confidence
The Bradford Convention,
Bowland Street 3ission, 3anningham Lane, 1pril 9 @ne ;>;>
From 1pril ;Hth C(ood FridayF for ten days is to be held C4#L the Bradford .aster#F
4evotional Convention# Brother
Smith Wigglesworth is, of corse, to be the Convener# 3eetings+ ;D+JD, J+DD, and E+DD#
S0.1=.RS+
3r# Thomas 3yerscogh C0restonF 3r# Bolton C$llF
0astor @eays CCheltenhamF
3iss 3orrell 3rs# Crisp CLondonF
3r# and 3rs# Walshaw C$alifa'F Rev# W# Reed C(lasgowF Brother Reef (riffiths CWalesF
Brother @ames Tetchner C$ordenF
0robably there will also be present other brethren and missionaries# Brother Wigglesworth
writes+ !There are many en/iries for rooms, and there is great interest in many /arters, and all
seem fll of e'pectation# We are bidding well for a PADD offering, and there seems every evidence
that by faith we shall reach this amont# I am being mch sed, and (od is helping me to reb)e the
Gfl- demons# 3any are healed who apparently were dying#"
1ddress+ Bro# Smith Wigglesworth, ED Lictor Road, 3anningham, Bradford#
1nnoncement pblished in Confidence
1 Straightened 0lace Which Revealeth The Face ,f (od, 1pril 9 @ne ;J;>
1nd @acob was left aloneB and there wrestled a man with him ntil
the brea)ing of the day# (enesis J<+<?
1s we loo) bac) over or spirital career we shall always see there has been a good deal of
or own day, and that the end of or day was the beginning of (od-s day# !Can two wal) together,
e'cept they be agreed6" C1mos J+JF# !###flesh and blood cannot inherit the )ingdom of (odB neither
doth corrption inherit incorrption C; Corinthians ;A+ADF, and we cannot enter into the deep things of
(od ntil we are free from or own ideas and ways#
@acob5 The name means spplanter, and when @acob came to the end of his way (od had a
way# $ow slow we are to see that there is a better day# Beloved, the glory is never so wonderfl as
when (od has $is plan and we are helpless and throw down or sword and give p or athority to
another# @acob was a great wor)er, and he wold go throgh any hardship if he cold have his way# In
many ways he had his way, and in ignorance how gloriosly (od preserved him from calamity# There
is a good and there is a better, bt (od has a best, a higher standard for s than we have yet attained#
It is a better thing if it is (od-s plan and not ors#
@acob and his mother had a plan to secre the birthright and the blessing, and his father agreed
to his going to 0adanaram, bt (od planned the ladder and the angels, !###the land whereon tho liest,
to thee will I give it### I am with thee, and will )eep thee in all places whither tho goest, and will
bring thee again into this landB for I will not leave thee, ntil I have done that which I have spo)en to
thee of- C(enesis <H+;J,;AF# What a good thing for the lad, in the midst of the changes, (od obtained
the right place# The planning for the birthright had not been a nice thing, bt here at Bethel he fond
(od was with him#
3any things may happen in or lives, bt when the veil is lifted and we see the glory of (od,
$is tender compassion over s all the time, to be where (od is, how wonderfl it is# Bethel was the
place where the ladder was set p twenty9one years before# Twenty9one years of wandering and
fighting and strggling# Listen to his conversation with his wives, !###yor father hath deceived me,
and changed my wages ten timesB bt (od sffered him not to hrt me" C(enesis J;+EF# To his father9
in9law+ !.'cept the (od of my father### had been with me, srely tho hadst sent me away now empty#
(od hath seen mine affliction and the labor of my hands###" C(enesis J;+?<F# @acob had been ot in
the bitter frost at night watching the floc)s# $e was a thrifty man, a wor)er, a planner, a spplanter#
We see the whole thing arond s in the world today % spplanters# There may be a measre of
blessing, bt (od is not first in their lives# We are not 8dging them, bt there is a better way, better
than or best % (od-s way# (od first5
There is a way that seemeth right nto a man, bt the end thereof
are the ways of death# 0roverbs ;I+<A
Bt there is a way that (od establisheth, and I want s to )eep that way before s this morning
% the way that (od establisheth# In or own natral planning and way we may have mch blessing, of
a )indB bt oh, beloved, the trials, the hardships, the barrenness, the things missed which (od cold
not give s5 I reali&e this morning by the $oly (host, I reali&e by the anointing of the Spirit that there
is a freshness, a glow, a planning in (od where yo can )now that (od is with yo all the time# Can
we )now that (od is with s all the time6 :es5 :es5 :es5 I tell yo there is a place to reach where all
that (od has for s can flow throgh s to a needy world all the time#
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways
higher than yor ways, and my thoghts than yor thoghts# Isaiah
AA+>
!1nd @acob was left aloneB and there wrestled a man with him ntil the brea)ing of the day"
C(enesis J<+<?F# ,h, to be left alone5 1lone with (od5 In the conte't we read that several things had
gone on# $is wives had gone on, his children had gone on, all had gone on# $is sheep and o'en had
gone on, his camels and asses had gone on, all had gone on# $e was alone# :o will often find yo
are alone# Whether yo li)e it or not, yor wives will go on, yor children will go on, yor cattle will
go on# @acob was left alone# $is wife cold not ma)e atonement for him, his children cold not ma)e
atonement for him, his money was seless to help him#
!1nd @acob was left aloneB and there wrestled a man with him ntil the brea)ing of the day"
C(enesis J<+<?F# What made @acob come to that place of loneliness, wea)ness, and )nowledge of
himself6 The memory of the grace with which (od had met him twenty9one years before, when he
saw the ladder and the angels and heard the voice of (od+ !1nd, behold, I am with thee, and will
)eep thee in all places whither tho goest, and will bring thee again into this landB for I will not leave
thee, ntil I have done that which I have spo)en to thee of- C(enesis <H+;AF# $e remembered (od-s
mercy and grace#
$ere he was retrning to meet .sa# $is brother had become very rich, he was a chief, he had
been blessed abndantly in the things of this world, he had athority and power to bind all @acob had
and to ta)e vengeance pon him# @acob )new this# $e )new also that there was only one way of
deliverance# What was it6 The mind of (od# !*o one can deliver me bt (od#" (od had met him
twenty9one years before, when he went ot empty# $e had come bac) with wives and children and
goods, bt he was lean in sol and impoverished in spirit# @acob said to himself, !If I do not get a
blessing from (od I can never meet .sa," and he made p his mind he wold not go on ntil he )new
that he had favor with (od# @acob was left alone, and nless we get alone with (od, we shall srely
perish# (od interposes where strife is at an endB the way of revelation is plain, and the $oly (host-s
plan is so clear, that we have to say it was (od after all#
@acob was left alone# $e )nelt alone# The pictre is so real to me# 1lone5 1lone5 1lone5 $e
began to thin)# $e thoght abot the ladder and the angels# I thin) as he began to pray, his tonge
wold cleave to the roof of his moth# @acob had to get rid of a lot of things# It had all been @acob5
@acob5 @acob5 $e got alone with (od and he )new it# If yo get alone with (od, what a place of
revelation5 1lone with (od5 @acob was left alone, alone with (od# We stay too long with or
relations, or camels, and or sheep# @acob was left alone# It wold be afternoon# $or after hor
passed# $e began to feel the presence of (od# Bt (od was getting disappointed with @acob#
If ever (od is disappointed with yo when yo tarry in $is presence, it will be becase yo
are not white9hot# If yo do not get hotter, and hotter, and hotter, yo disappoint (od# If (od is with
yo and yo )now it, be in earnest# 0ray5 0ray5 0ray5 Lay hold5 !###hold fast the confidence and the
re8oicing of the hope firm nto the end" C$ebrews J+IF# If yo do not, yo disappoint (od#
@acob was that way# (od said, !:o are not real enoghB yo are not hot enoghB yo are too
ordinaryB yo are no good to 3e nless yo are filled with &eal % white hot5" $e said, !Let me go,
for the day brea)eth#" @acob )new if (od went withot blessing him, .sa cold not be met# If yo are
left alone % alone with (od % and yo cannot get to a place of victory, it is a terrible time# :o
mst never let go, whatever yo are see)ing % fresh revelation, light on the path, some particlar
need % never let go# Lictory is ors if we are in earnest enogh# 1ll mst pass on, nothing less will
please (od# !Let me go, the day brea)eth5" $e was wrestling with e/al strength# *othing is obtained
that way#
:o mst always master that which yo are wrestling with# If dar)ness covers yo, if it is
fresh revelation yo need, or yor mind to be relieved, always get the victory# (od says yo are not in
earnest enogh# !,h," yo say, !the Word does not say that#" Bt it was (od-s mind# In wrestling the
strength is in the nec), chest, and thighB the thigh is the strength of all# So (od toched his thigh# That
strength gone, defeat is sre# What did @acob do6 $e hng on# (od means to have a people severed by
the power of $is power, so hold fastB $e will never leave go# 1nd if we do leave go, we shall fall
short#
@acob said, !###I will not let thee go, e'cept tho bless me" C(enesis J<+<IF# 1nd (od blessed
him# !###Thy name shall be called no more @acob, bt Israel###" C(enesis J<+<HF# *ow a new order is
beginning, sons of (od# $ow wonderfl the change of @acob to Israel5 Israel5 Lictory all the timeB
(od bilding all the timeB (od enogh all the time# 0ower over .sa, power over the world, power
over the cattle# The cattle are nothing to him now# 1ll is in sb8ection as he comes ot of the great
night of trial# The sn rises pon him# ,h, that (od may ta)e s on, the sn rising, (od spplanting all5
What after that6 Read how (od blessed and honored him# .sa meets him# *o fighting now %
what a blessed state of grace5 They )issed each other# !When a man-s ways please the Lord, he
ma)eth even his enemies to be at peace with him" C0roverbs ;I+EF# !What abot all these cattle,
@acob6" !,h, it-s a present#"
!,h, I have plentyB I don-t want yor cattle# What a 8oy it is to see yor face again5 What a
wonderfl change5 Who wroght it6" !(od#"
!###when he saw that he prevailed not against him###" C(enesis J<+<AF# Cold he hold (od6
Can yo hold (od6 % it is irreverent to say so % oh, yes, yo can# Sincerity can hold $im,
dependence can hold $im, wea)ness can hold $im# When yo are wea), then are yo strong C<
Corinthians ;<+;DF# I-ll tell yo what cannot hold $im# Self9righteosness cannot hold $im, pride
cannot hold $im, assmption cannot hold $im, high9mindedness cannot hold $im % thin)ing yo are
something when yo are nothing, pffed p in yor imagination# *othing bt sincerity5 :o can hold
$im in the closet, in the prayer meeting, everywhere# !###if any man hear my voice, and open the door,
I will come in to him, and will sp with him, and he with me" CRevelation J+<DF#
Can yo hold $im6 There may be a thoght, sometimes, that $e has left yo# ,h, no5 $e does
not leave @acob, Israel# What changed his name6 The wrestling6 What changed his name6 The holding
on, the clinging, the bro)enness of spirit6 If yo do not help me, I am no good, no good for the world-s
need# I am no longer salt# @acob obtained the blessing on two lines+ the favor of (od, and a
yieldedness of will# (od-s Spirit was wor)ing in him to bring him to a place of helplessness % (od
co9wor)ing to bring him to Bethel, the place of victory# @acob remembered Bethel, and throgh all the
mischievos conditions he had )ept his vow#
When we ma)e vows and )eep them, how (od helps s# We mst call pon (od and give $im
accont of the promise# !1nd @acob called the name of the place 0eniel+ for I have seen (od face to
face, and my life is preserved" C(enesis J<+JDF# $ow did he )now6 4o yo )now when (od blesseth
yo, when yo have victory6 Bt twenty years afterwards the vision of the ladder and the angels5
$ow did he )now6
We mst have a perfect )nowledge of what (od has for s# $e )new that he had the favor of
(od, and that no man cold hrt him# Let s in all or see)ing see we have the favor of (od, wal)ing
day by day beneath an open heaven# =eeping $is commandments, wal)ing in the Spirit, tender in or
hearts, lovable, appreciated by (odB if so, we shall be appreciated by others and or ministry will be
a blessing to those who hear# (od bless yo# (od bless % for @ess- sa)e#
0blished in Confidence
Faith Based 7pon =nowledge, ,ctober 9 4ecember ;>;>
Then said they nto him, What shall we do, that we might wor) the
wor)s of (od6 @ess answered and said nto them, This is the
wor) of (od, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent# @ohn
I+<H,<>
!This is the wor) of (od, that ye believe#" *othing in the world glorifies (od so mch as
simple rest of faith in what (od-s Word says# @ess said, !###3y Father wor)eth hitherto, and I wor)"
C@ohn A+;EF# $e saw the way the Father did the wor)sB it was on the grond9 wor) of )nowledge, faith
based pon )nowledge# When I )now $im, there are any amont of promises I can lay hold of, then
there is no strggle, !For MheN that as)eth receivethB and he that see)eth findethB and to him that
)noc)eth it shall be opened" C3atthew E+HF#
@ess lived to manifest (od-s glory in the earth, to show forth what (od was li)e, that many
sons might be broght to glory C$ebrews <+;DF# @ohn the Baptist came as a forernner, testifying
beforehand to the coming revelation of the Son# The Son came, and in the power of the $oly (host
revealed faith# The Living (od has chosen s in the midst of $is people# The power is not of s, bt
of (od# :es, beloved, it is the power of another within s C$ebrews ;D+;JF#
@st in the measre we are clothed and covered and hidden in $im, is $is inner wor)ing
manifested# @ess said, !###3y Father wor)eth hitherto, and I wor)" C@ohn A+;EF# ,h, the 8oy of the
)nowledge of it5 To )now $im# We )now if we loo) bac) how (od has ta)en s on# We love to shot
!$allel8ah," pressed ot beyond measre by the Spirit, as $e brings s face to face with reality, $is
blessed $oly Spirit dwelling in s and manifesting the wor)s# I mst )now the sovereignty of $is
grace and the manifestation of $is power# Where am I6 I am in $imB $e is in (od# The $oly (host,
the great Revealer of the Son# Three persons dwelling in man# The $oly Spirit is in s for revelation
to manifest the Christ of (od# Therefore be it )nown nto yo, $e that dwelleth in (od doeth the
wor)s C@ohn ;?+;DF# The law of the Spirit of life having made s free from the law of sin and death
CRomans H+<F#
The Spirit wor)ing in righteosness, bringing s to the place where
1ll 7nbelief Is 4ethroned,
and Christ is made the head of the Corner, !###this is the Lord-s doing, and it is marvellos in
or eyes" C3atthew <;+?<F# It is a glorios fact, we are in (od-s presence, possessed by $imB we are
not or own, we are clothed with 1nother# What for6 For the deliverance of the people# 3any can
testify to the day and hor when they were delivered from sic)ness by a spernatral power# Some
wold have passed away with inflen&a if (od had not intervened, bt (od stepped in with a new
revelation, showing s we are born from above, born by a new power, (od dwelling in s
sperseding the old# !If ye shall as) any thing in my name, I will do if C@ohn ;?+;?F# 1s) and receive,
and yor 8oy shall be fll, if ye dare to believe C@ohn ;I+<?F# !###What shall we do, that we might
wor) the wor)s of (od6 This is the wor) of (od, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent" C@ohn
I+<H,<>F# (od is more an'ios to answer than we are to as)# I am spea)ing of faith based pon
)nowledge#
1 Testimony
I was healed of appendicitis, and that becase of the )nowledge of itB faith based pon the
)nowledge of the e'perience of it# Where I have ministered to others, (od has met and answered
according to $is will# It is in or trst and or )nowledge of the power of (od % the )nowledge that
(od will not fail s if we will only believe, !###spea) the word only, and my servant shall be healed"
C3atthew H+HF# @ess said nto the centrion, !(o thy wayB as tho hast believed, so be it done nto
thee# 1nd his servant was healed in the selfsame hor" C3atthew H+;JF#
1n Instance
In one place where I was staying a yong man came in telling s his sweetheart was dyingB
there was no hope# I said, !,nly believe#" What was it6 Faith based pon )nowledge# I )new that
what (od had done for me $e cold do for her# We went to the hose# $er sfferings were terrible to
witness# I said, !In the name of @ess come ot of her#" She cried, !3other, 3other, I am well#" Then
I said that the only way to ma)e s believe it was to get p and dress# 0resently she came down
dressed# The doctor came in and e'amined her careflly# $e said, !This is of (odB this is the finger of
(od#" It was faith based pon )nowledge# If I received a chec) for P;DDD, and )new only imperfectly
the character of the man that sent it, I shold be carefl of the man that sent it, I shold be carefl not
to rec)on on it ntil it was honored# @ess did great wor)s becase of $is )nowledge of $is Father#
Faith begets )nowledge, fellowship, commnion# If yo see imperfect faith, fll of dobt, a wavering
condition, it always comes of
Imperfect =nowledge#
@ess said,
Father# ##I )new that tho hearest me always+ bt becase of the
people which stand, by I said it, that they may believe that tho
hast sent me### he cried with a lod voice, La&ars, come forth#
@ohn ;;+?;9?J
1nd (od wroght special miracles by the hands of 0al+ so that
from his body were broght nto the sic) hand)erchiefs or aprons,
and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went ot
of them# 1cts ;>+;;,;<
For or conversation is in heaven from whence also we loo) for the Savior#
Who shall fashion anew the body of or hmiliation that it may be conformed to the body of
$is glory, according to the wor)ing whereby $e is able to sbde all things nto $imself6 $ow (od
has cared for me these twelve years, and blessed me, giving me sch a sense of $is presence5 When
we depend pon (od how bontifl $e is, giving s enogh and to spare for others# Lately (od has
enabled me to ta)e victory on new lines, a living9in9$oly (host attitde in a new way# 1s we meet,
immediately the glory falls# The $oly (host has the latest news from the (odhead, and has designed
for s the right place at the right time# .vents happen in a remar)able way# :o drop in where the
need is#
There have been several mental cases lately# $ow difficlt they are natrally, bt how easy
for (od to deal with# ,ne lady came, saying, !@st over the way there is a yong man terribly
afflicted,
4emented,
with no rest day or night#" I went with a very imperfect )nowledge as to what I had to do, bt
in the wea) places (od helps or infirmities# I reb)ed the demon in the name of @ess, then I said,
!I-ll come again tomorrow#" *e't day when I went he was with his father in the field and /ite well#
1nother case# Fifty miles away there was a fine yong man, twenty9five years of age# $e had
lost his reason, cold have no commnication with his mother, and he was always wandering p and
down# I )new (od was waiting to bless# I cast ot the demon9power, and heard long after he had
become /ite well# Ths the blessed $oly Spirit ta)es s on from one place to another# So many
things happen, I live in heaven on earth# @st the other day, at Coventry, (od relieved the people#
Ths $e ta)es s on and on and on#
4o not wait for inspiration if yo are in needB the $oly (host is here, and yo can have
perfect deliverance as yo sit in yor seats#
I was ta)en to three persons, one in care of an attendant# 1s I entered the room there was a
terrible din, /arreling, sch a noise it seemed as if all the powers of hell were stirred# I had to wait
(od-s time# The $oly (host rose in me at the right time, and the three were delivered, and at night
were singing praises to (od# There had to be activity and testimony# Let it be )nown nto yo this
3an Christ is the same today# Which man6 (od-s 3an Who has to have the glory, power, and
dominion# !For he mst reign, till he hath pt all enemies nder his feet" C; Corinthians ;A+<AF# When
$e reigns in yo, yo )now how to obey, how to wor) in con8nction with $is will, $is power, $is
light, $is life, having faith based pon )nowledge, we )now $e has come# !## #ye shall receive
power, after that the $oly (host is come pon yo###" C1cts ;+HF# We are in the e'perience of it#
Sometimes a live word comes nto me, in the presence of a need, a revelation of the Spirit to
my mind, !Tho shalt be loosed#" Loosed now6 It loo)s li)e presmption, bt (od is with the man
who dares to stand pon $is Word# I remember, for instance, a person who had not been able to smell
anything for for years# I said, !:o will smell now if yo believe#" This stirred another who had not
smelled for twenty years# I said, !:o will smell tonight#" She went abot smelling everything, and
was /ite e'cited# *e't day she gave her testimony# 1nother came and as)ed, !Was it possible for
(od to heal her ears6" The drms were removed# I said, !,nly believe#" She went down into the
adience in great distressB others were healed, bt she cold not hear# The ne't night she came again#
She said, !I am going to believe tonight#" The glory fell# The first time she came feelingB the second
time she came believing#
1t one place there was a man anointed for MaN rptre# $e came the ne't night, rose in the
meeting saying, !This man is an impostorB he is deceiving the people# $e told me last night I was
healedB I am worse than ever today#" I spo)e to the evil power that held the man and reb)ed it,
telling the man he was indeed healed# $e was a mason# *e't day he testified to lifting heavy weights,
and that (od had met him# !###with his stripes we are healed" CIsaiah AJ+AF# $e hath made to light on
$im the ini/ity of s all# It was the Word of (od, not me he was against# !###What shall we do, that
we might wor) the wor)s of (od6 @ess answered and said nto them, This is the wor) of (od, that
ye believe on him whom he hath sent" C@ohn I+<H,<>F# 1nything else6 :es# $e too) or infirmities
and healed all or diseases# I myself am a marvel of healing# If I fail to glorify (od, the stones wold
cry ot#
Salvation is for all,
$ealing is for all#
Baptism of the $oly (host is for all#
Rec)on yorselves dead indeed nto sin, bt alive nto (od#
Figre < !The world has to be broght to a )nowledge of the trth, bt that will only be
broght abot throgh hman instrmentality# "
By $is grace get the victory every time# It is possible to live holy# $e brea)s the power of
canceled sin,
$e sets the prisoner freeB
$is blood can ma)e the folest clean,
$is blood avails for me#
### What shall we do, that we might wor) the wor)s of (od6 @ess
answered and said nto them, This is the wor) of (od, that ye
believe on him whom he hath sent# @ohn I+<H,<>#
0blished in Confidence
*ow5 *ow5 *ow5 ;><;
We are glad of cathedrals and chrches, bt (od does not dwell in temples made by hands bt
in the fleshly tables of the heart#
Where Christ Reigns5
$ere is tre worship# (od is a Spirit+ and they that worship him mst worship him in spirit
and in trth % the Father see)eth sch to worship $im C@ohn ?+<J,<?F# The chrch is the body of
ChristB its worship is a heart worship, a longing to come into the presence of (od# (od sees or
hearts and will open or nderstanding# The Lord delighteth in $is people# $e wants s to come to a
place of ndistrbed rest and peace % an ndistrbed position % it is only in (od5 ,nly simplicity
will bring s there# @ess said when $e plifted the baby, !.'cept ye be converted, and become as
little children, ye shall not enter into the )ingdom of heaven" C3atthew ;H+JF# It is not to have the
child-s mind, bt the child-s spirit+ mee)ness, gentleness# It is the only place to meet (od# $e will
give s that place of worship#
$ow my heart cries ot for a living faith with a deep vision of (od# The world cannot
prodce it# 1 place where we see the Lord % that when we pray we )now (od hears# 1s)ing (od
and believing for the answer, having no fear bt a living faith to come into the presence of (od# In
$is presence is flness of 8oy and at $is right hand are pleasres forevermore C0salm ;I+;;F#
(od is loo)ing for a people $e can reveal $imself in# It is wonderfl for me to be here# I sed
to have a tremendos temper, going white with passion# 3y whole natre was otside (od that way#
(od )new $is child cold never be of service to the world nless he was wholly sanctified# I was
difficlt to please at the table# 3y wife was a good coo), bt there was always something wrongB bt
after (od sanctified me I heard her testify in a meetingB from that time I was pleased with everything#
I had men wor)ing for me CI wanted to be a good testimony to themF, and one day they waited
after wor) was over and said, !we wold li)e that spirit yo have#" It is or hman spirit that has to
be controlled by the $oly Spirit# There is a place of death and life where Christ reigns in the body#
Then all is well# This Word is fll of stimlation# It is by faith, into a place of grace, that all may see
s new# Behold5 Behold5 Behold5 What is it6 The $oly (host arosing or attention# $e has
something special to say# Behold, if yo will believe yo can be sons of (od in li)eness % character,
spirit, longings, acts ntil all )now yo are a son of (od#
*ow the Spirit of (od can change or natre# (od is Creator# $is Word is creative, and if
yo believe today % a creative power changing the whole natre# Sons of (od# :o cannot reach this
altitde only by faith# *o man can )eep himself# The (od of almightiness spreads $is covering over
yo, saying, !I am able to do all things, and all things are possible to him that believeth#" The old
natre is so difficlt to manage# :o have been ashamed of it many a time, bt the Lord $imself will
come# $e says, !Come nto me, and I will give the rest, peace, strength# I will change yo# I will
operate pon yo by 3y power, ma)ing yo a new creation if yo will believe#" Leave it there, leave
it there# Ta)e yor brden to the Lord and leave it there# Learn of 3e, for I am mee) and lowly in
heart, and ye shall find rest nto yor sols# The world has no rest, it is fll of troblesB bt in 3e a
peace which passeth nderstanding with an inward flow of divine power changing yor natre ntil
yo can live, move and act in the power of (od# Therefore the world )noweth yo not becase it
)new $im not#
What does it mean6 I have lived in one hose fifty years# I have preached from my own
doorstep % all arond )now me# They )now me when they need someone to pray, when there is
troble, when they need a word of wisdom# Bt at Christmas time when they call their friends, wold
they call me6 *o5 Why6 They wold say, !$e is sre to want a prayer meeting, bt we what to finish
p with a dance#"
Wherever @ess came, sin was revealed and men don-t li)e sin revealed# Sin separates from
(od forever# :o are in a good place when yo weep before (od, repenting over the least thing# If
yo have spo)en n)indly, yo reali&ed it was not li)e the Lord# :or )een conscience has ta)en yo
to prayer# It is a wonderfl thing to have a )een conscience# When everything is wrong, yo cry nto
the Lord5 It is when we are close to (od that or hearts are revealed# (od intends s to live in prity,
seeing $im all the time# $ow can we6
Beloved, now are we the sons of (od, and it doth not yet appear
what we shall be+ bt we )now that, when he shall appear, we shall
be li)e himB for we shall see him as he is# 1nd every man that hath
this hope in him prifieth himself, even as he is pre# ; @ohn J+<,J
What 1n ,ffering5
It is the hope of the chrch, as the Bridegroom to the bride, or Lord Who has died for s, the
Lamb of (od, Who became poor for s that we might be made rich# What an offering5 $e has sffered
for s, been bried for s, risen for s, 8ealos for s# $ow we love $im# $e is coming again# I am
praying (od will create sons in this meeting# !To as many as believe on $im, to them gave $e power
to become sons of (od#" When we believe, we receive $im# When yo receive $im anything may
ta)e place# !1ll things are possible to him that believeth#" 0al says of some that they came behind in
no gift, comprehending with all saints over sin, clean and pre, having a boldness in hmility, a place
in (od in sobriety#
When I am leaving anywhere by train or ship, people come to see MmeN offB I preach to them# It
is (od-s plan to meB it is an order# The captain hearsB the stewards hear# !,h5" they say# !1nother on
board#" The world thin)s there is something wrong with yo if yo are fll of &eal for (od#
1 yong man came and as)ed me to ta)e part in a sweep# I said, !I am preaching on Snday#
Wold yo come if I did6" $e said, !*o#" Later, there was an entertainment# I said I wold ta)e part#
It was the strangest thing for me# I said I wold sing# I saw men dressed as clergy entertaining the
people with foolishness# I was trobledB I cried to (od# Then came my trn 8st before the dance# 1
yong woman came to ta)e my boo)B she was half dressed# She said, !I cannot play that#" I said,
!*ever worry#" I said, !,h5 If I cold only tell yo how I love $im5 I am sre that yo wold ma)e
$im yors today#" There was no dance# They began weeping, and si' yong men gave their hearts to
(od in my cabin#
The world does not )now s, bt we are sons of (od with power# @ess is the chance, and as
we loo) for $im or life is changed# $e is (od-s Son# What is the ob8ect of my ministry6 *o man that
sins has power# Sin ma)es a man wea) % ta)es away his dignity and power# With 8oy in the $oly
(host % filled with 8oy# It is (od-s plan# $eaven open# *o condemnation# If yo pray, yo )now $e
hears# If yo read the Word of (od, it is all alive# Remember this+ sin dethrones, bt prity
strengthens# Temptation is not sin, bt the devil is a liar and tries to ta)e away peace# :o mst live
in the Word of (od# There is now no condemnation# Who is he that can condemn yo, Christ that
died555
$e won-t condemn yo# $e died to love yo# 4on-t condemn yorself# If there is anything
wrong, come to the blood#
###if we wal) in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one
with another, and the blood of @ess Christ his Son cleanseth s
from all sin# ; @ohn ;+E
@ess was manifested to destroy the wor)s of the devil# :o can come this morning into a new
e'perience of (od# 1ll fear (od, and (od creates in or hearts sch a love for @ess that we are
living in a new realm % sons of (od with power, filled with all the flness of (od# If or hearts
condemn s not, we have confidence towards (od, and whatsoever we as) we receive of $im,
becase $e )eeps $is commandments and does those things that are pleasing in $is sight# $ereby we
)now that $e abideth in s by the Spirit which $e has given s#
0al went to impart some spirital gifts# 4id 0al give gifts6 *o5 The $oly (host gives gifts,
and @ess gives gifts# *o man can give a gift#
I am here ministering faith on the line of an act# Before leaving home I received a wire, wold
I go to Liverpool# There was a woman with cancer and gallstones down with mch discoragement# If
I )now (od is sending me, my faith rises# The woman said, !I have no hope#" !Well," I said, !I have
not come from Bradford to go home with a bad report#" (od said to me, !.stablish her in the fact of
the new birth#" When she had the assrance that her sin was gone and she was born again, she said,
!That is everything to me# Cancer is nothing now# I have got @ess# The battle was won# (od
delivered her, and she was free and p and dressed and happy in @ess#
When (od spea)s, it is as a nail in a sre place# Will yo believe that (od ma)es yo $is
sons6 Life and immortality are ors in the (ospel# This is or inheritance throgh the blood of @ess
% life forevermore# Believe, and the Lord will transmit life right throgh yo, that yo may be
waiting for $is coming witnessing nto $im#
1ddress given in Colombier, Swit&erland
Immersed in the $oly (host, 3ay ;><;
The baptism of the $oly (host is a great beginning# I thin) the best word we can say is, !Lord,
what wilt Tho have me to do6" The greatest difficlty today with s is to be held in the place where
it shall be (od only# It is so easy to get or own mind to wor)# The wor)ing of the $oly (host is so
different# I believe there is a mind of Christ, and we may be so immersed in the Spirit that we are all
the day as)ing, !What wilt Tho have me to do6"
This has been a day in the $oly (host# The last three months have been the greatest days of my
life# I sed to thin) if I cold see sch and sch things wor)ed I shold be satisfiedB bt I have seen
greater things than I ever e'pected to see, and I am more hngry to see greater things yet# The great
thing at conventions is to get s so immersed in (od that we may see signs and wonders in the name
of the Lord @essB a place where death has ta)en place and we are not, for (od has ta)en s# If (od
has ta)en hold of s we will be changed by $is power and might# :o can depend on it, the .thiopian
will be changed# I find (od has a plan to trn the world pside down, where we are not#
When I have been at my wit-s end, and have seen (od open the door, I have felt I shold
never dobt (od again# I have been ta)en to another place that was worse still# There is no place for
s, and yet a place where (od is, where the $oly (host is 8st showing forth and displaying $is
gracesB a place where we will never come ot, where we are always immersed in the Spirit, the glory
of (od being seen pon s# It is wonderfl5 There is a power behind the scenes that moves things#
(od can wor) in sch a marvelos way####
I believe we have yet to learn what it wold be with a 0entecostal Chrch in .ngland that
nderstood trly the wor) of intercession# I believe (od the $oly (host wants to teach s that it is not
only the people on the platform who can move things by prayer# :o people, the Lord can move
things throgh yo# We have to learn the power of the breath of the $oly (host# If I am filled with the
$oly (host, $e will formlate the word that will come into my heart# The sond of my voice is only
by the breath that goes throgh it# When I was in a little room at Bern waiting for my passport, I fond
a lot of people, bt I coldn-t spea) to them# So I got hold of three men and plled them nto me# They
stared, bt I got them on their )nees# Then we prayed, and the revival began# I coldn-t tal) to them,
bt I cold show them the way to tal) to Someone else#
(od will move pon the people to ma)e them see the glory of (od 8st as it was when @ess
wal)ed in this world, and I believe the $oly (host will do special wonders and miracles in these last
days# I was ta)en to see a yong woman who was very ill# The yong man who showed me the way
said, !I am afraid we shall not be able to do mch here, becase of her mother, and the doctors are
coming#" I said, !This is what (od has broght me here for," and when I prayed the yong woman
was instantly healed by the power of (od# (od the $oly (host says in or hearts today that it is only
$e who can do it# 1fter that we got crowds, and I ministered to the sic) among them for two hors#
The secret for the ftre is living and moving in the power of the $oly (host# ,ne thing I
re8oice in is that there need not be an hor or a moment when I do not )now the $oly (host is pon
me# ,h, this glorios life in (od is beyond e'pressionB it is (od manifest in the flesh# ,h, this
glorios nction of the $oly (host % that we move by the Spirit# $e shold be or continal life# The
$oly (host has the last thoghts of anything that (od wants to give# (lory to (od for the $oly (host5
We mst see that we live in the place where we say, !What wilt Tho have me to do6" and are in the
place where $e can wor) in s to will and to do of $is good pleasre#
0blished in Trimphs of Faith
Faith, Romans ?, ;><<
The Lord give s patience to ta)e in this Word# It is a very marvelos Word, and (od wants
s to flly comprehend the flness of what it means to s all# The great plan of (od-s salvation is
redemption in its flness#
There are things in this chapter that will bring a revelation of what (od means for the man
who believes# While I )now prayer is wonderfl, and not only changes things bt changes yo, while I
)now the man of prayer can go right in and ta)e the blessing from (od, yet I tell yo that if we grasp
this trth that we have before s, we shall find that faith is the greatest inheritance of all#
3ay (od give s faith that will bring this glorios inheritance into or heartsB for, beloved, it
is tre that the 8st shall live by faithB and do not forget that it ta)es a 8st man to live by faith, and may
the Lord reveal to s the flness of this trth that (od gave to 1braham#
That Blessed 0lace
Twenty9five years 1braham had the promise that (od wold give him a son# Twenty9five
years he stood face to face with (od on the promise, e'pecting every year to have a son# There was
Sarah becoming wea)er, his own stamina and body becoming more frail, and natral conditions so
changing both Sarah and him that, so far as they cold see, there was no sch thing as seeing their
bodies bring forth frit# 1nd, if they had loo)ed at their bodies as some people do theirs, they wold
probably have remained li)e they were forever# Bt 1braham dared not loo) either at Sarah or
himself in that respect# $e had to loo) at (od# :o cannot find anywhere that (od ever failed# 1nd
$e wants to bring s into that blessed place of faith, changing s into a real sbstance of faith, till we
are so li)e9minded that whatever we as) we believe we receive, and or 8oy becomes fll becase
we believe# I want yo to see how (od covered 1braham becase he believed#
$ear what (od said to 1braham, and then see how 1braham acts# $e was amongst his own
people and his own )indred, and (od said to him, !Come ot, 1braham, come ot5" 1nd 1braham
obeyed, and came ot, not )nowing whither he was going# :o say, !$e was the biggest ass that ever
(od had nder $is hands#" :o will never go throgh with (od on any lines e'cept by believing
$im# It is, !Ths saith the Lord" every timeB and yo will see the plan of (od come right throgh
when yo dare believe# $e came right ot of his own contry, and (od was with him# Becase he
believed (od, (od overshadowed him# I am as confident as possible that if we cold get to the place
of believing (od, we need not have a dog in the yard or a loc) on the door# 1ll this is nbelief# (od
is able to manage the whole bsiness# It doesn-t matter how many thieves are abotB they cannot brea)
throgh nor steal where (od is#
I want, by the help of (od, to lead yo into the trth, for there is nothing bt the trth can set
yo free, bt trth can always do it# It is impossible, if (od covers yo with $is righteosness, for
anything to happen to yo, contrary to the mind of (od#
When (od sets $is seal pon yo, the devil dare not brea) it# $e dare not brea) in where yo
are# :o )now what a !seal" is, don-t yo6 *ow, then, when (od pts $is seal pon yo, the devil
has no power there# $e dare not brea) that seal and go throghB and (od pts $is seal pon the man
that believes $im# There are two )inds of righteosness# There is a righteosness which is according
to the law, the )eeping of the lawB bt there is a better righteosness than that# :o as), !What cold
be better than )eeping the law"6 The righteosness that sees (od and obeys $im in everything5 The
righteosness that believes that every prayer ttered is going to bring the answer from (od# There is a
righteosness which is made )nown only to the heart that )nows (od# There is a side to the inner man
that (od can reveal only to the man that believes $im#
We have any amont of scriptral illstrations to show s how (od wor)ed with those people
who believed $im# I have any amont of definite instances in my life where (od came, where (od
was, where (od wor)ed, where (od planned# 1nd here is one of the greatest plans of all, where (od
wor)s in this man C1brahamF e'actly opposite to hman natre# There were many good points abot
Sarah, bt she had not reached the place# She laghed, and then denied having done so, and when they
waited a time and she saw that their bodies were growing frailer, she said+ !*ow it will be 8st as
good for yo to ta)e $agar for a wife and bring forth a son throgh her#" Bt that was not the seed of
1braham that (od spo)e abot, and that cased a great deal of troble in the hose of 1brahamB and
there are times when yo dare not ta)e yor wife-s advice# The man who wal)s with (od can only
afford to ta)e (od-s leadings, and when $e leads yo it is direct and clear, and the evidence is so
real that every day yo )now that (od is with yo nfolding $is plan to yo# It is lovely to be in the
will of (od# T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !(lory to (od5 $e is the Lord of $osts Who
cometh forth into the heart of the hman life of man, and spea)s according to $is divine plan, and as
yo live in the Spirit, yo live in the process of (od-s mind, and act according to $is divine will#"
1 $igher ,rder
1nd so there is a higher order than the natral man, and (od wants to bring s into this higher
order, where we will believe $im# In the first place, (od promised 1braham a son# Cold a child be
born into the world, e'cept on the line of the natral law6 It was when all natral law was finished,
and when there was no sbstance in these two persons, that the law of the Spirit broght forth a son# It
was the law of faith in (od Who had promised#
1nd then we are broght to the time when or blessed Lord was conceived# I hear 3ary
saying to the angel, !Lord, be it nto me according to thy word" CL)e ;+JHF, so that the man Christ
@ess was broght forth on the same lines# Tonight I see before me faces I )now, and I can see that
these men are born, not of blood, neither by the will of the flesh, bt of (od# We have the same law in
or midst tonight# Born of (od5 1nd sometimes I see that this power within s is greater when we are
wea) than when we are strongB and this power was greater in 1braham day by day than when he was
strong#
Loo)ing at him, Sarah wold sha)e her head and say+ !I never saw any9body so thin and wea)
and helpless in my life# *o, 1braham, I have been loo)ing at yo, and yo seem to be going right
down#" Bt 1braham refsed to loo) at his own body or that of SarahB he believed the promise that it
shold be# Some of yo people have come for healing# :o )now as well as possible that, according
to the natral life, there is no virte in yor body to give yo that health# :o )now also that the
ailment from which yo sffer has so drained yor life and energy that there is no help at all in yoB
bt (od says that yo shall be healed if yo believe# It ma)es no difference how yor body is# It was
e'actly the helplessness of Sarah and 1braham that broght the glorios fact that a son was born, and
I want yo to see what sort of a son he was#
$e was the son of 1braham# The seed of the whole, believing chrch % his seed as
innmerable as the sands pon the seashore# (od wants yo to )now tonight that there is no limitation
with $im, and to bring s to a place where there will be no limitation in s# This state wold be
broght abot by the wor)ing of the ,mnipotent in the hman bodyB wor)ing in s continally %
greater than any science or any power in the world % and bringing s into the place to comprehend
(od and man#
I want yo to see tonight that Romans ?+;I has a great toch for s all# :o loo) at it+
!Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by graceB to the end the promise might be sre to all the seedB
not to that only which is of the law, bt to that also which is of the faith of 1brahamB who is the father
of s all#" Thin) abot those words, !Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace#" Some of yo
wold li)e a toch in yor bodiesB some wold li)e a toch in yor spiritB some wold li)e to be
bapti&ed in the $oly (hostB some want to be filled with all (od-s power# There it is for yo#
That the blessing of 1braham might come on the (entiles throgh
@ess ChristB that we might receive the promise of the Spirit
throgh faith# (alatians J+;?
*ow come on the lines of faith again# I want yo to see tonight that yo can be healed if yo
will hear the Word# *ow there are some people here for healingB maybe some want salvation, maybe
others want sanctification and the baptism of the Spirit# This Word says it is by faith, that it might be
by grace# (race is omnipotenceB it is activity, benevolence, mercy# It is trth, perfection, and (od-s
inheritance in the sol that can believe# (od gives s a negative side# What is it6 It is by faith# (race
is (od# :o open the door by faith, and (od comes in with all yo want, and it cannot be otherwise,
for it is !of faith, that it might be by grace#" It cannot be by grace nless yo say it shall be so#
This is believing, and most people want healing by feeling# It cannot be# Some even want
salvation on the same lines, and they say, !,h, if I cold feel I was saved, brother5" It will never
come that way# There are three things that wor) together# The first is faith# Faith can always bring a
fact, and a fact can always bring 8oy, and so (od brings yo into this meeting to hear the Scriptres,
which can ma)e yo wise nto salvation, which can open yor nderstanding and ma)e yo so that if
yo will hear the trth, yo will go ot with what yo want# So that yo have power to sht the door,
and power to open the door# Let s now ta)e another verse more mighty still, step by step, and yo
will find it is very wonderfl#
(od Is
$ere is Sarah % her body is dead % and 1braham % his body is dead# !1s it is written, I
have made thee a father of many nations### CRomans ?+;EF# !*ow," says 1braham, !(od has made me
a father of many nations, and there is no hope of a son according to the natral law % no hope
whatever#" Bt here (od says, !I have made thee a father of many nations," and yet he has no son, and
dring the past twenty years of waiting, conditions have grown more and more hopeless, and yet the
promise was made# *ow how long have yo been with yor rhematism and believing6 $ow long
have yo been waiting for the promise and it has not come6 $ad yo need to wait6 Loo) here5 I want
to tell yo that all the people who are saved are blessed with faithfl 1braham# 1braham is the great
sbstance of the whole )eynote of Scriptre % a man that dared for twenty9five years MtoN believe
(od when everything went worse every day# ,h, it is lovely# It is perfect# I do not )now anything in
the Scriptres so marvelos, so far9reaching, and so fll of the sbstance of living reality, to change
s if we will believe (od# $e will ma)e s so different# This blessed incarnation of living faith
which changes s and ma)es s )now that (od is, and that $e is a rewarder of them that diligently
see) $im# (od is a reality# (od is tre, and in $im there is no lie, neither shadow of trning# ,h, it is
good5 I do love to thin) abot sch trths as this#
,h, beloved, there is not a sb8ect in the whole Bible that ma)es my body aflame with passion
after (od and $is righteosness as this# I see $e never fails# $e wants the man to believe, and then
the man shall never fail# ,h, the loveliness of the character of (od5
!The father of many nations5" :o tal) abot yor infirmities### loo) at this5 I have never felt I
have had an infirmity since I nderstood this chapter# ,h (od, help me# I feel more li)e weeping than
tal)ing tonight# 3y cp rnneth over as I see the magnitde of this living (od# !C1s it is written, I
have made thee a father of many nations,F before him whom he believed, even (od, who /ic)eneth
the dead, and calleth those things which be not as thogh they were#" !I won-t loo) at my body# I
won-t loo) at my infirmities# I believe (od will ma)e the whole thing right# What matter if I have not
heard for over twenty years6 I believe my ears will be perfect#" (od is reality, and wants s to )now
that if we will believe it shall be perfect# !Who /ic)eneth that which is dead, and calleth those
things which be not as thogh they were#" *o limitation of possibility# Then (od tested them still
frther than that# ,h, it is blessed to )now yo are tested# It is the greatest thing in the world to be
tested# :o never )now what yo are made of till yo are tested# Some people say, !,h, I don-t )now
why my lot is sch a heavy one," and (od pts them into the fire again# $e )nows how to do it# I can
tell yo, $e is a blessed (od# There is not sch a thing as a groan when (od gets hold of yo# There
is no sch thing as want to them who trst the Lord# When we really get in the will of (od, $e can
ma)e or enemies to be at peace with s# It is wonderfl#
Brothers, I wonder if yo really believe that (od can /ic)en that which is dead6 I have seen
it any amont of times# The more there was no hope, 1braham believed in hope# Sometimes Satan
will blr yor minds and interfere with yor perception that wold bring right in between yo and
(od the obscre conditionB bt (od is able to change the whole position if yo will let $im have a
chance# Trn yor bac) on every sense of nbelief, and believe (od# There are some who wold li)e
to feel the presence of the toch of (odB (od will bring it to yo# *ow, I wish people cold come to
this place# ,h, 1braham had a good timeB the more he was s/ee&ed, the more he re8oicedB and being
not wea) in faith, he considered not his own body, which was now dead, when he was abot ;DD
years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah-s womb# $e staggered not throgh nbelief, bt was
strong in faith, giving (od the glory CRomans ?+;>,<DF# (od )nows# $e has a plan# $e has a way#
4are yo trst $im6 $e )nows#
I am here % saved by the power of (od becase of the promise that (od made to 1brahamB
as the contess sands pon the seashore and as the stars in mltitde and glory, the seed of thy son
shall be5 It is for s tonight, beloved# The Scriptre says to s that the delaying of the promise and the
testing of 1braham was the seed of all the world to be who believed in (od# 1nd, being flly
persaded that that which $e had promised $e was able to perform# Therefore, it was impted nto
him for righteosness, and not to him only, bt to all the people who will believe (od CRomans ?+<;9
<?F#
The Seed ,f The 0romise 1nd The Seed ,f The Flesh
We have another place in the Scriptres, and I want to toch this now# Isaac was born# 1nd
yo find that, right in that hose where Isaac was and where Ishmael was, there was the seed of
promise and the seed of fleshB and yo find there is strife and troble right there, for Ishmael was
teasing Isaac# 1nd yo will find, my dear friends, as sre as anything, there is nothing that is going to
hold yo e'cept the Isaac life % the seed of 1braham# :o will find that the flesh9life will always
have to be cast ot# !1nd Sarah said, Cast ot $agar and her son#" It was very hard to do, bt it had to
be done# :o say, !$ow hard5" :es, bt how long had it to be6 Till sbmission came5 There will
always be 8ealosy and strife in yor hearts and lives till flesh is destroyed % till Isaac controls and
rles in athority over the whole bodyB and when Isaac 9 power reigns over yo, yo will find that the
whole of yor life is fll of peace and 8oy# 1nd then comes the time when this son grew p a fine
yong man, perhaps twenty years of age % we are not told % bt then came another test#
(od says to 1braham, !Ta)e thy son Isaac, and offer him to 3e pon the mont that I will
shew thee#" 4o yo thin) that 1braham told anybody of that6 *o, I am sre he didn-t# $e was near to
his heart, and (od said he had to offer him on the altar, and there he was % Isaac, the heart of his
heart % and (od said he was to be the seed of all living# What had he to do bt to believe that, 8st as
miraclosly as Isaac came into the world, (od cold even raise him thogh he were slain# 4id he
tell Sarah abot the thing6 *o, I am certain he did not, or else he wold not have got away with that
boy# There wold have been sch a trial in the home# I believe he )ept it to himself# When (od tells
yo a secret don-t tell anyone else# (od will, perchance, tell yo to go and lay hands on some sic)
one# (o, do it, and don-t tell anyone#
,ne thing I )now is that Satan does not )now my thoghtsB he only )nows what I let ot of my
moth# Sometimes he sggests thoghts in order to get to )now, bt I can see that (od can captivate
my thoghts in sch a way that they may be entirely for $im# When (od gets pon yor hearts yo will
see that every thoght is captive, that everything is broght into obedience, and is broght into a place
where yo are in dominion becase Christ is enthroned in yor life C< Corinthians ;D+?,AF# Some
people (od reveals deep and special things to# =eep yor consel before (od#
*ow, beloved, I see this+ 1braham cold offer Isaac# *ow tell me how# I believe in this
meeting that (od wants me to tell yo how, in order that yo may )now something abot yor trials#
Some thin) they are tried more than other people# If yo )new the vale of it, yo wold praise (od
for trial more than for anything# It is the trial that is sed to prify yoB it is in the fiery frnace of
affliction that (od gets yo in the place where $e can se yo# The person that has no trials and no
difficlties is the person whom (od dare not allow Satan to toch, becase he cold not stand
temptationB bt @ess will not allow any man to be tempted more than he is able to bear# The
Scriptres are the strongest evidence of anything yo can have# Before 1braham offered Isaac he was
tried, and (od )new he cold do it# 1nd before (od pts yo throgh the frnace of afflictions, $e
)nows yo will go throgh# *ot one single temptation cometh to any man more than he is able to bearB
and with the temptation (od is always there to help yo throgh# 4on-t yo see that was e'actly the
position in the case of 1braham6
If yo )now yo need the baptism of the $oly Spirit, and yo )now it is in the Scriptres,
never rest till (od gives it MtoN yo# If yo )now it is scriptral for yo to be healed of every
wea)ness, never rest ntil (od ma)es it yors# If yo )now that the Scriptres teach holiness, prity,
and divine li)eness % overcoming nder all conditions % never rest till yo are an overcomer# If
yo )now that men have gone in and have seen the face of (od, who have had the vision revealed,
have had the whole of the Scriptres made life in their lives, never rest till yo come to it# :o say,
!$ave yo a Scriptre to prove it6" :es, the Scriptre says, !That ye may apprehend with all saints
what is the depth, length, breadth and height of the love of (od#"
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !,h, hallel8ah5 This blessed inheritance of the
Spirit is come to profit withalB teaching yo all things, and ma)ing yo nderstand the will of (od
cometh not by observationB bt holy men of old spo)e and wrote as the Spirit gave them power and
tterance, and so today the $oly (host mst fill s with this same initiative of (od#"
We mst live in the fireB we mst hate sinB we mst love righteosnessB we mst live with
(od, for $e says we have to be blameless and harmless amidst the croo)ed positions of the world#
Beloved, I loo) at yo tonight, and I say (od is able to confirm all I have been spea)ing abot trials
and testings, which are the greatest blessings yo can have# (od wants to ma)e sons everywhere li)e
nto @ess# @ess was a type of the sonship that we have to attain nto# I don-t )now how I feel when I
am spea)ing abot the loftiness of the character of @ess, Who was a first9 frit to ma)e s pre and
holy# 1nd I see @ess going abot clothed with power# I see li)ewise, every child of (od in this place
clothed with power, and I see every detail# @ess was 8st the firstfrit % and I )now that is the
pattern of (od#
(od has not given s a pattern which it wold be impossible to copy# Beloved, $e hated sin
% which is the greatest l'ry we can have in or lives# If I have a hatred for sin, I have something
which is worth millions of ponds# ,h, the blood of @ess Christ, (od-s Son, cleanseth s from all
sin# Beloved, I feel somehow that that is the hope of the chrch for the ftre % being prified, made
li)e nto @ess, pre in heart, pre in thoght# Then when yo lay yor hands pon the sic), Satan has
no
power# When yo command him to leave, he has to go# What a redemption5 What a baptism5
What an nction5 It is ecstasies of delight beyond all e'pression for the sol to live and move in $im
Who is or being#
1ddress given at (ood *ews $all 3elborne, 1stralia
Filled With (od, Romans H, ;><<
Romans H# For a short time I want specially to spea) to the people in this meeting who are
saved# (od wants s to be holy# $e wants s to be filled with a power that )eeps s holy# $e wants
s to have a revelation of what sin and death are, and what the Spirit and the life of the Spirit are#
*o Condemnation
Loo) at the first two verses# They are fll of matter % sfficient to )eep s for two hors
tonight, bt we mst move on in order to help everybody# Bt loo) at these verses for a moment+
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ @ess, who wal) not after
the flesh, bt after the Spirit#
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ @ess hath made me free
from the law of sin and death# Romans H+;,<
!*o condemnation#" This is the primary word for me tonight becase it means so mch % it
has everything within it# If yo are withot condemnation yo are in a place where yo can pray
throgh % where yo have a revelation of Christ# For $im to be in yo brings yo to a place where
yo cannot bt follow the divine leadings of the Spirit of Christ, and where yo have no fellowship
with the world# 1nd I want yo to see that the Spirit of the Lord wold reveal nto s this fact, that if
yo love the world yo cannot love (od, and the love of (od cannot be in yo# So (od wants a
straight ct tonight# Why does (od want a straight ct6 Becase if yo are !in Christ" yo are a !new
creation#" :o are in $im, yo belong to a new creation in the Spirit# Therefore yo wal) in the Spirit
and are free from condemnation#
So the Spirit of the Lord tonight wants yo withot condemnation, and desires to bring yo
into revelation# *ow what will it mean6 3ch every way, becase (od wants all $is people to be
targets, to be lights, to be li)e cities set on a hill which cannot be hidB to be so !in (od" for the
world-s redemption that the world may )now that ye belong to (od# That is the law of the Spirit#
What will it do6 The law of the Spirit of life in Christ @ess will ma)e yo free from the law of sin
and death# Sin will have no dominion over yo# :o will have no desire to sin, and it will be as tre
in yor case as it was in @ess- when $e said+ !Satan cometh, bt findeth nothing in 3e#" $e cannot
condemnB he has no power# $is power is destroyed in the tenth verse# What does it say6 !###the body
is dead becase of sinB bt the Spirit is life becase of righteosness#" To be !filled with (od" means
that yo are free % fll of 8oy, peace, blessing, endement, strength of character, molded afresh in
(od and transformed by $is mighty power till yo live# :et not yo, bt !1nother lives in yo,"
manifesting $is power throgh yo as sons of (od#
*otice these two laws+ the law of the Spirit of life in Christ @ess ma)ing yo free from the
law of sin and death# The same law is in yo as was in yo before, bt it is dead# :o are 8st the
same man, only /ic)ened % the same flesh, bt it is dead# :o are a new creation % a new
creatre# Created in (od afresh after the image of Christ# *ow, beloved, some people come into line
with this bt do not nderstand their inheritance and go downB bt instead of yo being wea) and
going down, yo have got to rise trimphantQ it# :o say, !Show s the law#" I will, (od helping me#
It is fond in the seventh chapter of Romans, the last verse+
I than) (od throgh @ess Christ or Lord# So then with the mind I
myself serve the law of (odB bt with the flesh the law of sin#
Is it a sin to wor)6 *o, it is not a sin to wor)# Wor) is ordained by (od# It is an honor to
wor)# I find that there are two ways to wor)# ,ne way is wor)ing in the flesh, bt the child of (od
shold never allow himself to come into the flesh when (od has ta)en him in the Spirit# (od wants to
show yo that there is a place where yo can live in the Spirit and not be sb8ect to the flesh# Live in
the Spirit till sin has no dominion# Sin reigneth nto deathB bt Christ reigns, and so we reign in
Christ, over sin and death CRomans A+<D,<;F# Reigning in life#
Blessed Redemption
There is not a person here who, if he is sic), is reigning in life# There is satanic power
reigning there, bt (od wants yo to )now that yo have to reign# (od made yo li)e $imself, and
@ess boght bac) for s in the (arden of (ethsemane everything that was lost in the (arden of .den,
and restored it to s in $is agony# $e boght that blessed redemption# When I thin) of !redemption," I
wonder if there is anything greater than the (arden of .den, when 1dam and .ve had fellowship with
(od, and $e came down and wal)ed with them in the cool of the evening# Is there anything greater6
:es, redemption is greater# $ow6 1nything that is local is never so great# When (od was in
the (arden, 1dam was localB bt the moment a man is born again he is free, and lives in heavenly
places# $e has no destination e'cept the glory# Redemption is greater than the (arden, and (od wants
yo to )now that $e wants yo to come into this glorios redemption, not only for the salvation of
yor sol, bt also yor body % to )now that it is redeemed from the crse of the law, to )now that
yo have been made free, to )now that (od-s Son has set yo free# $allel8ah5 Free from the law of
sin and death5 $ow is it accomplished6 The third and forth verses tell s# Let s loo) at them# These
are master verses+
For what the law cold not do, in that it was wea) throgh the
flesh, (od sending his own Son in the li)eness of sinfl flesh, and
for sin, condemned sin in the flesh+ that the righteosness of the
law might be flfilled in s, who wal) not after the flesh, bt after
the Spirit#
Righteosness flfilled in s5 Brother5 Sister5 I tell yo there is a redemption# There is an
atonement in Christ % a personality of Christ to dwell in yo# There is a (od 9 li)eness for yo to
attain to % a blessed resemblance of Christ in yo, if yo will believe the Word of (od# The Word is
sfficient for yo# .at itB devor it# It is the living Word of (od#
@ess was manifested to destroy the wor)s of the devil# (od so manifested $is flness in
@ess that $e wal)ed this earth glorified and filled with (od# In the first place, $e was with (od and
was called !the Word#" In the second place, $e and (od became so !,ne" in their operation that they
said it was !(od#" Then the cooperation of oneness was so manifest that there was nothing done
withot the other# They cooperated in the wor)ing of power# Then yo mst see that before the
fondation of the world this plan of redemption was all completed, and set in order before the fall#
*otice that this redemption had to be so mighty, and to redeem s all so perfectly, that there shold be
no lac) in the whole redemption# Let s see how it comes abot# First, $e became fleshB then $e was
filled with the $oly (hostB then $e became the voice and the operation of the Word by the power of
(od throgh the $oly (host# $e became !the 1thority#"
Let me go frther# :o are born of an incorrptible power % the power of (od-s Word % by
$is personality and $is natre# :e are begotten of (od and are not yor own# :o are now
incarnatedB and yo can believe that yo have passed from death nto life and become an heir of (od,
a 8oint9heir with Christ, in the measre that yo believe $is Word# The natral flesh has been changed
for a new orderB the first order was the natral 1damic order, the last order is Christ % the heavenly
order# 1nd now yo become changed by a heavenly power e'isting in an earthly bodyB a power that
can never dieB it can never see corrption, and it cannot be lost# If yo are born of (od, yo are born
of the power of the Word and not of man# I want yo to see that yo are born of a power which e'ists
in yo, a power of which (od too) and made the world that yo are in# It is the law of the Spirit of
life in Christ @ess that ma)es s free from the law of sin and death# 4id yo accept it6
I want yo all to see that what I have been preaching for two wee)s in this place is all
biblical# 4ivine life, divine healing, satanic powers# If yo will only believe it yo are secre, for
there is a greater power in yo than in all the world# 0ower over sinB power over death#
There are two laws# Let s loo) at the law withot the Spirit % the law of sin# $ere is a man
tonight who has never )nown regeneration, he is led captive by the devil at his will# There is no
power that can convert men e'cept the power of the blood of @ess# 3en try withot itB science tries
withot itB all have tried withot itB bt all are left sha)ing on the brin) of hell % withot it# *othing
can deliver yo bt the blood of the Lamb# !Free from the law of sin and death by the Spirit of life in
Christ @ess#" Clean hearts, pre lives#
Brothers, the carnal life is not sb8ect to the will of (od, neither indeed can be# Carnality is
selfishness % ncleanness# It cannot be sb8ect to (odB it will not believeB it interferes with yoB it
binds and )eeps yo in bondage# Bt, beloved, (od destroys carnality# $e destroys the wor) of the
flesh# $ow6 By a new life which is so mch better, by a peace which passes all nderstanding, by a
8oy which is nspea)able and fll of glory# It cannot be told# .verything that (od does is too big to
tell# $is grace is too big# $is love is too big# Why, it ta)es all heaven# $is salvation is too big to be
told# ,ne cannot nderstand# It is so vast, mighty, and wonderfl % so !in (od#" (od gives s the
power to nderstand it# :es, of corse, $e does# 4o yo not )now that ors is an abndant (od6 $is
love is far e'ceeding and abndant above all that we cold as) or thin) C.phesians J+<DF# $ear5 1fter
ye were illminated % (lory to (od % ye were /ic)ened by the Spirit, loo)ing forward to a day of
raptre, when yo will be caght p and lifted into the presence of (od# :o cannot thin) of (od on
any small line# (od-s lines are magnitde%wonderfl, glorios# (od can manifest them in or hearts
with a greater flness than we are able to e'press# Let me toch an important pointB Christ @ess has
borne the cross for s % there is no need for s to bear it# $e has borne the crse, for !crsed is
every one that hangeth on a tree" C(alatians J+;JF# The crse covered everything# When Christ was in
the grave, the Word says that $e was raised from the grave by the operation of (od throgh the Spirit#
$e was /ic)ened by the Spirit in the grave, and so the same Spirit dwelling in yo shall /ic)en
yor mortal bodies# @ess rose by the /ic)ening power of the $oly (host, !Bt if the Spirit of him
that raised p @ess from the dead dwell in yo, he that raised p Christ from the dead shall also
/ic)en yor mortal bodies###CRomans H+;;F#" What does it mean6 *ow, it is not an immortal body
yo have got# Immortality can only be obtained in resrrection order# $e will /ic)en yor mortal
body#
If yo will allow @ess to have control of yor bodies, yo will find that $is Spirit will
/ic)en yo, will loose yoB $e will show yo that it is the mortal body that has to be /ic)ened#
Tal) abot divine healing5 :o can-t get it ot of the Scriptres for they are fll of it# I see this#
.veryone who is healed by the power of (od % especially believers % will find their healing an
incentive to ma)e them prer and holier# If divine healing was only to ma)e yo whole, it wold be
worth nothing# 4ivine healing is a divine act of the providence of (od coming into yor mortal
bodies and toching them with almightiness# Cold yo remain the same6 *o# Li)e me, yo will go
ot to worship and serve (od# That is why I am here in 1stralia % becase of the healing of (od in
this mortal body# I am not here to bild new orders of things# I see the fact that (od wold have me
preach so that everyone who hears me shold go bac) to his own home with energy and power of (od
and the revelation of Christ# It is fact that the more yo are held in bondage, the more yo sht yor
eyes to the trth, the Bible becomes a blan) instead of life and 8oy# The moment yo yield yorself,
the Bible becomes a new Boo)B it becomes revelation, so that we have the flness of redemption
going right throgh or bodies in every way# Filled with all the flness of the (odhead bodily#
Filled with (od5 :es, filled with (od,
0ardoned and cleansed and filled with (od#
Filled with (od5 :es, filled with (od,
.mptied of self and filled with (od5
4ead To Self
1 yong mon) came one day to his father sperior and as)ed+ !Father, what is it to be dead to
self6" The father replied+ !I cannot e'plain it nowB bt I have a dty for yo to perform# Brother
3artin died last wee) and is bried in the chrchyard of or order# (o to his grave, standing close
beside it, repeat in a lod voice all the good things yo ever heard of him# 1fter this, say all the
flattering things yo can inventB and attribte to him every saintly grace and virte, withot regard to
trthB and report the reslt to me#"
The yong mon) went to do his bidding, wondering what all this cold mean# Soon he retrned
and the father as)ed him what had transpired# !Why, nothing," replied the yong man# !I did as yo
told me and that was all#" 4id Brother 3artin ma)e no replay6" as)ed the sperior# !,f corse he did
not, for he was dead," said the mon)# The elder shoo) his head thoghtflly, saying+ !That is very
strange# (o again tomorrow at the same hor, and repeat at the graveside all the evil yo ever heard
concerning Brother 3artin# 1dd to that the worst slander and calmny yor mind can imagine,
and report the reslt to me#"
1gain the yong man obeyed, and broght bac) the same report# $e had heaped nlimited
abse on the head of Brother 3artin and yet had received no reply# !From Brother 3artin yo may
learn," said the father, !what it is to be dead to self# *either flattery nor abse has moved him, for he
is dead# So the disciple who is dead to self will be insensible to these things, hearing neither voice of
praise nor retaliation bt all personal feeling will be lost in the service of Christ#"
1ddress given in 3elborne, 1stralia 0blished in 0entecostal Testimony
Love, ;><<
I want to trn this morning to the last verse of the thirteenth chapter of First Corinthians, and
the first three verses of the forteenth chapter# I want yo to see that the primary thoght in this
passage is that when love is in perfect progress, other things will wor) in harmony, for prophetic
tterances are of no vale nless perfectly covered by divine love#
@ess was so fll of love to $is Father and love to s that that love never failed to accomplish
its prpose# It wor)s in s and throgh s by the power of the Father-s love in $im# This is what mst
come into or lives# Christ is to be the all9in9all of all things# 1ll or doings, sayings, wor)ings mst
be in $im and nto $im# Then or prophetic tterances will be well9pleasing to (od# 0entecostal
people sometimes ma)e prophetic tterance a side isse# They thin) they are obliged to rise p and
spea) becase the Spirit is pon them# That is not tre % and again it is tre# If they are in the right
place % hidden away in Christ, satrated with $is love % they will have sch nction as to be
balanced and always have spirital tterance that pleases $im# It will all be to edification#
!Follow after charity MloveN, and desire spirital gifts, bt rather that ye may prophesy" C;
Corinthians ;?+;F# 3oses said, I wold !###that all the Lord-s people were prophets, and that the Lord
wold pt his spirit pon them5" C*mbers ;;+<>F# 1nd this is to me a revelation that (od wold
have s in sch a spirital, holy place that $e can ta)e or words and so fill them with divine power
that we spea) in the Spirit right along in prophetic tterance# Beloved, there is hman langage on the
hman plane, and there is a divine incoming into the same langage so that it is changed by spirital
power and made to live to those who hear# That divine toch of prophetic tterance will never come
on any line e'cept being filled with the Spirit# If yo wish to be anything for (od, do not miss the
plan# :o cannot afford to be on ordinary lines# :o mst reali&e that within yo there is a power of
the Spirit that is forming everything yo re/ire#
0erhaps yo have not heard what or e'perience was in the early days of the Christian
3ission in .ngland which trned ot to be the Salvation 1rmy# I have never seen anything li)e it in
my life# The power of (od rested pon the worst characters and they were saved# It reached every
class# 4rn)ards were saved right and left and the ne't day when they were pt p for testimony their
testimony thrilled the place so that the power of (od fell pon others who in trn became witnesses to
the salvation of Christ# There was no sch thing as a bilding large enogh to hold the wor)# The
meetings were in open mar)etplaces, and they pt big wagons there for platforms# The people who
were saved the night before wold spea) and the power of (od wold fall#
I maintain that we are in a different order and a higher, yet we lac)# We have too mch
preaching and too little testifying# :o can never get a live 0entecostal chrch with a preacher every
night preaching, preaching, preaching# The people become weary of preaching# Bt they never tire of
the whole place being on fire# Therefore I can nderstand the e'hortation !that ye may prophesy#" :o
mst awa)e ot of yor lethargy# There is no room for a man in the 0entecostal 3ovement who has
settled on his less# If yo come to a 0entecostal meeting and sit throgh it nmoved, yo are not in the
Spirit, and dearth will fall on the chrch#
When the $oly (host comes in $is flness $e comes into a man to move him so that he )nows
he has to spea) now in a different way# !###when he, the Spirit of trth, is come, he will gide yo into
all trth###" C@ohn ;I+;JF# The $oly (host is inspiration, revelation, manifestation, operation# When a
man comes into the flness of the $oly (host he is in perfect order, bilt on a scriptral fondation# I
have failed to find any man who nderstood the ;<th, ;Jth and ;?th chapters of First Corinthians
nless he had been bapti&ed in the $oly (host# When a man gets bapti&ed with the $oly (host, he
spea)s from a deep inward conviction, by the power of the Spirit, a revelation of that Scriptre#
(od wants to ma)e s on fire in the Spirit, spea)ing brning words# $e wants to ma)e all that
a man has so prophetic in all its bearings that he will always spea) as an oracle of (od# There oght
to be something within him that shines throgh him with a vital power that ma)es men )now he has
seen (od, and they feel (od has come into their midst# ,ne day in a railroad carriage I was drawing
near to Cardiff and washed my hands and face becase I )new the moment I 8mped off the train I
shold have to rsh to get to the meeting# I had 8st a little season of prayer while washing#
3eanwhile the carriage had filled p with people who got on at *ewport# When I retrned there were
two ministerial gentlemen with the accstomed white collars# These two parsons cried ot nder
conviction of sin, and in ten mintes- time the whole place was bathed in prayer and conviction#
We shold be filled with the $oly (host to sch an e'tent it wold always be so# To be filled
with the $oly (host and fire is a higher order different from anything else# I often )neel before (od
thin)ing, !*ow what is the brden of my heart6" The Lord )nows more than I do abot the brden,
and the moment I )neel down I lose all my .nglish# I am in the presence of (od and $e ta)es me right
on to victory# Tal) abot this praying in the $oly (host, there is nothing li)e it5 There is a secret
abot it# It is a secret between yo and (od# It is prely a $oly (host tterance# Let me tell yo an
incident of what it does# It does sch marvelos things#
Brother Brton, who is associated with my son9in9law in 1frica, has a wonderfl wor) going
on in the Congo# When they were going there to brea) p the new grond they lost one man on the
way, and then Brton was laid low# $e seemed dead, and they started on bro)en9 heartedly# Bt
loo)ing arond they saw him coming on 8st as lively as thogh he had never had a toch of fever#
!What has happened6" they shoted# !Tell s5" $e said, !From my head right down there came a
warmth of life throgh my body, and here I am perfectly well#"
1fterwards Brton visited .ngland and when he was at a meeting a woman said to him, !4o
yo )eep a diary6" !:es," he answered# !I wish yo wold loo) at yor diary," she contined, !and
tell me what happened on a certain day," Cgiving the dateF# While he was loo)ing it p she went on, !I
saw yo lying as one dead, and I was bro)en down before (od in yor behalf and was praying for
yo when the Spirit filled me and there I was spea)ing in an n)nown tonge, and when I got throgh I
saw yo loo)ing perfectly well#" Brton fond in his diary that it was the very hor of his recovery#
What we need is more of the $oly (host# ,h, let it be no longer we bt the Spirit who prays5
Two 1frican boys were broght to s from the Congo, and my daghter said to me, !Father,
will yo ta)e the boys arond6" Well, it was a 8ob becase they cold not spea) a word of .nglish#
When I was wal)ing with these boys I )ept saying, !0raise the Lord, 1men#" 1fter a while they
caght on to it# So when I said, !0raise the Lord," they wold say, !1men#" We boarded a car which
was fll of people and the boys were at one end and I at the other# They wold shot, !0raise the
Lord5" and I wold respond, !1men," and we )ept it p throgh the town# The boys were having a
great time# When they soght the baptism of the $oly (host we had a glorios time# By the way, these
!boys" were thirty years old# The $oly (host fell on them and gave them a new langage, so different
from their own# It was wonderfl# They were fll of the Spirit and 8oyfl beyond words# They said,
!When we were saved it was good, very goodB bt now it is more good, more so5" , beloved5 I )now
(od wants s all to have this !more so" salvation# It is not a measre bt a pressed down measreB
and not only a pressed down measre bt a measre sha)en together and rnning over# The baptism of
the Spirit is an overflowing cp# 0raise the Lord5
0eople who are bapti&ed in the $oly (host can have a wonderfl time in song# I have seen it,
especially in .ngland# If we only nderstood it better we shold have greater chorals than ever were
sng, far better than man ever made# I have heard singing in the Spirit with sch rarity of msic as I
have never heard elsewhere, msic from the deepest bass to octaves higher than yo ever hear in the
natral# 1ll is in perfect harmony and it ma)es yo thin) of a big organ, only more massive, more
beatifl# .veryone gets to weeping and re8oicing and is solemni&ed by the presence of (od, so that
there is nothing in the flesh# The people are melted down at sch times# I pray (od we may all come
to nderstand this in its flness#
3essage given at (lad Tidings Tabernacle and Bible Training School San Francisco,
California
,rdination, ;><<
: have not chosen me, bt I have chosen yo, and ordained yo,e
that ye shold go and bring forth frit, and that yor frit shold
remain+ that whatsoever ye shall as) the Father in my name, he
may give it yo# @ohn ;A+;I
:or 0osition
(od wants, by the power of the Spirit, to reveal nto s or position in Christ# We see @ess
foreshadowing blessings that were to come# 3ost of $is ministry was a type of what the believer was
to enter into# Let s see what (od had in $is mind to do throgh $is Son for s# ,h, to reali&e the fact
of !ordination"5 What will bring itB shall we stand before (od6 $e wants s to be right p to date in
everything, and the Spirit of the Lord shall be able to bring before or minds, this morning, what is the
mind of the Spirit concerning s, so that we may step into all the privileges# (od wants a strong
people# Remember the charge (od gave @osha# $e said+ !Be fll of corageB be neither dismayed
nor discoraged" % and then $e gave him the charge# If (od forecasts anything for yo, $e will give
the power to carry it throgh# So, after $e had given @osha the word, $e said+ !*ow it will depend
pon yor living, day and night meditating pon the Word of (od#" 1s yo come into this blessed
state of holy reverence for the Word of (od, it will bild yo p also, and ma)e yo strong#
!Then tho shalt have good sccess#" 1nd $e told @osha that, in this state of grace, whenever
he pt his foot down, not to let it slide bac) bt to pt the other foot ready for going forward# The
devil brings bac) to people-s minds those things which they did so long ago, and there they are,
thin)ing abot them day and night5 There are two things certain, and a third thing which is more
valable than either of the two# ,ne is that yo never forget themB and the third is that (od has
forgotten them# The /estion is whether we are going to believe (od, or the devil, or orselves# (od
says they are passed, cleansed,gone;# :o cannot go on with (od till yo stand on $is Word as
!cleansed," with the heart made pre# Standing on this blessed Roc), yo can step forward and ma)e
inroads into the devil-s camp, and overthrow all his tactics, and bring desolation to his power as yo
reali&e that yor sin is done and finished with#
(od has ordained s# Then people allow Satan to say to them+ !:es, that was the disciples-
order#" I tell yo, this morning, beloved, that (od-s order is for the chrch# What $e said to the
disciples, $e says to s# If yo can believe, (od has ordained by the $oly (host to fill s and clothe
s till we )now we are the chosen of (od, precios in $is sight to bear the vessels of the Lord, to be,
not only co9wor)ers with $im, bt to stand in or lot in the way, dividing the powers of Satan# This
salvation is too big and great for any mind to ta)e in# It is only the flash of eternity, the divine light of
heaven, the Spirit of the living (od with that infinite mind, that can flash into the caverns of the hman
sol, till we see the whole heaven, and are changed by $is power till there is not a wea) point, not an
nbelieving attitdeB becase the Word has so changed s that we are a perfect pattern of the new
covenant of Christ#
The ordination was finished, bt there was a lac) of power# The credentials were all right, bt
the power was not there# !I have ordained yoB I have chosen yo that yo shold go and bring forth
frit, and that yor frit shold remain, that whatsoever ye shall as) the Father in 3y name, $e may
give it yo#" I believe (od wants s to )now that or frit has to remain# Beloved, we shold
recogni&e that or prayers are in vain nless we really e'pect what we as) to be granted to s#
!The Word profited nothing, not being mi'ed with faith in them that heard it"B bt, tonight, may
(od give s the word of faith, and yo shall )now for a fact that there is a great change in yo# .ven
the preacher himself will be changed as he reads and preaches the Word# The Word /ic)ens the
preacher, the hearer, and everybody# The Word giveth life, and (od wants it to be so live in yo that
yo will be moved as it is preached# ,h, it is lovely to thin) that (od can change in a moment, and
can heal in a moment# When (od begins, who can hinder6 Sometimes a thing comes before me, and I
reali&e that nothing bt the Word of (od can do it# I meet all classes of people % people who have
no faith % and I find the Word of (od /ic)ens them, even those who have no )nowledge of
salvation# :o often notice hoardings with advertisements which wold ma)e it appear as if the thing
advertised wold cre everything# ,h, the (ospel of the Lord @ess Christ does cre everything# ,ne
day in Toronto, at the close of the service, I saw one of the leaders rsh ot as thogh something had
happened, and when I got home, I fond he had broght a man to me who was in a very strange way#
$e was a man of fine physi/e, and loo)ed /ite all right# Bt his nerves were shattered throghot,
and he as)ed me if I cold do anything for a man who had not slept properly for three years# $e said+
!I have a bsiness, a beatifl ranch and home % it is all going# 3y whole nervos system is 8st in
an awfl state, and withot something happening, I shall lose everything#" $e stood in front of me, and
as)ed for help# I said+ !(o home and sleep#" $e remonstrated, bt I insisted that, withot frther
remonstration, he mst obey my command and go# $e went home, got into bed, fell asleep, and slept
all night# In fact, he told me afterwards that his wife had to wa)e him#
$e came along to see me again, and said+ !I have slept all nightB I am a new man# The whole
sitation is changed now# I want to as) yo another /estion# Can yo get my money bac)6 3y
bsiness bac)6 Can yo get my hose pt in order again6" I said, !:es % everything# :o shan-t lose
a thing# :o be at the meeting tonight#" I )new this man was a perfect stranger to salvation and )new
nothing abot it# $e was in the adience and I preached % not to him, for (od has a better plan than
for me to preach to any one person in a meeting# If (od spea)s, the whole thing will be done# $e
finishes the wor), and I have come here tonight only to spea) for (od# I am not see)ing what to say to
yo, am not trying to thin) of stories to tell yo# (od is the operator of my mind, and I am telling yo
all that $e tells me to tell yo# I am chargeable to $im for yo and mst be faithfl to yo#
I preached the (ospel, which is the power of (od nto salvation and as I preached, this man
became very neasy and as I preached on, he became more and more restlessB seemed as thogh he
cold not bear to sit in his seat, and as I gave the altar call, he came rshing forward for salvation and
for healing, and as he started to come he fell in the way, the shot had gone so deeply into him that he
cold not get away#
,h, it is lovely# !3en and brethren," they said, !What shall we do6" It mst be something
more mighty than moving yor brain# .'cept it moves yor hearts it is no good# $e mst bring into
yor hearts a real longing for $imself, yo cannot be saved by feelings, or on the lines of e'citement#
:o can only be saved by the Word of the Lord# 1nd this man fell there by the way, and I said+
!*obody toch him5 *o one spea) to him# =eep yor hands off the man# (od has him in hand#" ,h,
(od made a fine 8ob of him, and if yo go to Toronto today, yo will find that man worshipping the
Lord, and a wonderfl citi&en, ot of the cltches of Satan, everything s/ared p# ,h, when (od
begins to move, everything is soon in order#
See) 1nd Find
Bt see) ye first the )ingdom of (od, and his righteosnessB and
all these things shall be added nto yo# 3atthew I+JJ
!1nd, behold, there came a man named @airs###" CL)e H+?;F# I wold li)e yo to notice this
man and his wife tonight# They have a daghter whose needs nothing can meet# They have heard /ite
a lot abot @ess, and I fancy I hear the woman say to her hsband+ !There-s only one thing leftB if yo
cold see @ess, or daghter wold live#" 3y brother, my sister, tonight I tell yo+ !If yo see @ess,
yo will live# :o willB and yo can see $im here tonight# (od can so reveal $im to yor hearts that
while yo are in this place yo will be able to see @ess# $e is in the midstB the power of (od is over
s# *o man can say after this meeting, G*o man shewed me the way#- The $oly (host will shew yo
the way of salvation, and oh, it is a wonderfl way#"
Thin) abot $im# 4id yo ever thin) abot $im6 Tal) abot love5 There is no love li)e $is5
$is love has never changed# $e loved s while we were yet sinners, and then $e died for s# *obody
is saved when they are good, they are always saved when they are bad# (od has a way of revealing
or hearts to s, and when we see orselves as sinners $e applies the balm# Is it possible for anybody
to see) @ess and not find $im6 Is it6 @airs went to see) @ess# It is not possible for yo to see) @ess
in this meeting withot finding $im# They that see) $im find $im 8st the same as this man did# (lory
to (od5 There is nothing in the world so lovely as the )nowledge that (od reaches ot, and those who
see) $im find $im and $e finds them# Remember there are always two see)ers# The moment yo
begin, yo will find (od begins# When the prodigal began to trn home, the Father trned towards
him# 0raise the Lord5
1nd he fond $im in the way, and he said nto $im+ !###3y little daghter lieth at the point of
death### come and lay thy hands on her### and she shall live" C3ar) A+<JF, and @ess said+ !I will
come#"
,h, I do wish I was li)e @ess# When I thin) that we left behind s at 3elborne over ;DD
who were invalid and helpless and cold not come to the meetings, and we had no time to go to them#
,h, how my heart aches for those circmstanced li)e them5 @ess said, !I will come#" .h, it is lovely5
Brother, yo never need be afraid that $e will not find yo if yo see) $im# I tell yo, my dear ones,
it is impossible for (od to fail yo# If yo hear the Word of (od tonight, it will so stimlate yo that
yo will )now as sre as yo live tonight that (od will bring yo ot of this condition# It is
impossible to )now the Word of (od withot )nowing that $e will meet yo#
1nd 8st as they were travelling along the road toward the hose of @airs, and there was a
great pac) of people all arond @ess, then we read abot this woman CL)e H+?JF# $ers is rather an
interesting case# There is a little bit of arithmetic here I wold li)e yo to notice# The woman had an
isse of blood for twelve years, and when she began to be sic) she had money# The physicians too)
all her money, and left her worse than they fond her5 *ow, I believe that doctors oght to be paid
when they cre their patients % and not before# :o may all go on the same game and finish p 8st
where this woman did, and so there oght to be a fresh arrangement# I am not against the doctors#
They have a wor) that no one else in the world has to do# 1part from salvation they have a great
sffering world of trials and sic)ness and sorrow to help# The world is fll of troble, and they are in
the midst of it, for !In the world is triblationB" bt @ess says+ !In 3e there shall be peace," and
there is no peace where there is disease, so if yo get $is peace, yo will be free from disease5 !In
the world % triblationB bt in 3e, peace5"
I can 8st imagine some of those people had been saying to this woman+ !,h, if yo had only
been with s today5 We have seen sch wonderfl thingsB we are sre yo wold have been healed# I
thoght abot yo#" 1nd as they told this woman all abot what @ess had done that day, she said+
!,h, if I was only able to toch $is garment, I believe I shold be whole also#" Is it possible6 This
woman was worse than she had been twelve years before# Beloved, I tell yo it is impossible for a
single sol in this meeting to have an inward desire of seeing and meeting with @ess, bt what they
will both see and feel and )now $im#
(od-s Word is tre# !They that see) 3e shall find 3e#" 1nd this woman was so moved pon
by these stories, that day by day she longed to see @ess, and glory to (od, the day came# There was a
great cry+ all the people were thronging and srronding $im on all sides and rshing ot of the
hoses and saying, !,h, there $e is5" She pshed her way in and toched $im, and the toch did it#
(od wants reality in yor hearts tonight, bringing yo into the same determination to toch @ess5
@ess )new that if $e left the congregation in that position and ascended on high, no one in
1delaide wold have been satisfied that they cold be healed nless they cold !toch $im," so $e
changed the order of it, and trned rond and said+ !Who toched 3e6" 1nd 0eter said+ !That-s a
nice thing to say, why, all the people are leaning pon yoB everybody-s leaning on yo#" !:es," he
says, !Bt somebody toched 3e#"
,h, there-s a difference5 :o may learn abot all yor livesB bt one atom of faith will do it#
Come ot of yorselves tonight# *o longer have an imaginary faith % get a reality, believe, and (od
will do it5 So 0eter said+ !What do :o mean, Lord6" 1nd $e says, !Someone has toched 3e5" 1nd
then the woman trned rond and said+ !:es, it was IB bt I am so different now, the moment I toched
:o, I was made whole55" 1h5 $e answered her, !(o in peace, thy faith hath made thee whole#"
*otice, not !thy toch," !thy faith," and brother, tonight it is faith#
4ivine 0ossibility
,h, blessed be (od, !a living faith#" :o say, !,h, tell me how to get it#" Brother, yo can
have it for Id# What6 !The BibleB the Word of (od#"
It is faith# It is the living principle of faith# $is Word was the athority of faith# !If tho canst
believe#" Believe what6 Believe what the Word says# They came and as)ed $im, saying+ !Tell s
how we may wor) the wor)s of (od#" $e said+ !This is the wor) of (od, that ye believe $im whom
(od hath sent#" This is the wor) of (od# ,h, beloved, I shold be a poor man withot the Word of
(odB bt I am rich+
!3y heavenly Ban), my $eavenly Ban),
The $ose of (od-s treasre and storeB
I have plenty p there % I-m a real millionaire,
1nd I will go poor no more#"
,h, the Word of (od % the living Word % the precios, precios, Word of (od# @ess said,
!Search the scriptres, for in them ye thin) ye have eternal life+ and they are they which testify of me"
C@ohn A+J>F# $allel8ah5 1nd 8st when everyone was getting to see that @ess was everything, into the
midst of the throng the devil came# :es, he always comes at a bsy time# For or five people rshed
from the hose of @airs right into the presence of @ess, and too) hold of @airs and said, !Loo) here5
4on-t troble @ess anymoreB yor daghter is dead# $e can do nothing for a dead daghter," bt @ess
said, !,nly believe5" 1nd (od, help s tonight to believe# ,nly to believe5 ,h, what blessing it is if
we believe# 1llow (od to divest yo of everything tonight, beloved# 1llow the Word to sin) into
yor heart# 1llow it to drive away everything else# There is eternal life here tonight for yo who will
believe#
:or faces are an inspiration, as I loo) at yo and see yor eternal destiny and I see that (od,
the $oly (host, can ma)e every person in the meeting withot e'ception !heirs and 8oint9heirs" with
$im tonight# :o can be saved by the power of the faith that I am spea)ing to yo abot# ,nly believe#
:o cannot save yorself# The more yo try in yor own strength, the more yo get fi'ed pB bt oh, if
yo will believe (od will save yo, $e will do it# :o shall )now tonight that (od saves# ,h, bless
the Lord, oh, my sol, and all that is within me bless $is holy name5
Sometimes we are tested on the lines of faith# For twenty9five years 1braham believed (od#
$e said to him, !Thy wife shall have a son#" .very year his wife grew wea)er# $e saw the wrin)les
and her pny wea) condition# 4id he loo) at it6 *o % he loo)ed at the promise# For twenty9 five
years (od tested himB bt he gave glory to (od, and considered neither Sarah-s body nor his own and
as he did so, (od said+ !:es, 1braham#" $ear)en what the Word says+ !*ow it was not written for
his sa)e alone### bt for s also###MwhoN believe on him that raised p @ess or Lord from the deadB
who was delivered for or offences, and was raised again for or 8stification" CRomans ?+<J9<AF#
1ll who believe are blessed with faithfl 1braham and (od wants to show s tonight that
nothing is impossible to those who believe# I wold li)e (od to reveal $imself to s tonight# 0eople
say to me, !$ow long will it be before I am healed6" 1nd I as)+ !$ow long will it be before yo
believe (od6" I wold li)e yo to see those ten lepers# Loo) at them for a moment# :o never saw
sch a regiment in yor life# Some were blindB some lame and maimedB and there they were, all
wanting to get to @ess5 They saw $im and shoted at $im, for they were not allowed to go near, and
they shoted and said, !@ess, Tho Son of 4avid, have mercy pon s#" 1nd $e shoted and
answered them ths+ !(o, shew thyself to the priest#" Was it an impossibility6 :es, hmanly
spea)ingB bt the lame were helped by those who were not lame, and the blind by those who cold
see, and the whole regiment went their way, and as they went they were healed# 1s they believed,
they were healed# $allel8ah5 1nd one said+ !I-m not going any fartherB I-m not going to see the priestB
I-m going bac) to see the man who did it," and he trned bac), and said+ !I-m one of the ten#" !Well,"
said @ess, !Where are the other nine6 1re yo the only one coming to give (od glory6" That is the
way with people today# They get saved and healed and they don-t tell it ot for the glory of (od# $ow
is it that people don-t tell what (od has done for them6
The Lord told $is disciples to proclaim everywhere,
The (ospel of redemption to hearts o-erwhelmed with care#
!Bt tarry at @ersalem till pow-r from heaven descend,
1nd lo, will I be with yo, even till the world doth end#
These signs shall follow them that believe pon 3y name % (o, preach ye the (ospel, then
will I confirm the same#
1ddress given in 1delaide
The Bible .vidence of the Baptism of the Spirit, 3ay <E,;><<
There is mch controversy today as regards the genineness of this 0entecostal wor), bt there
is nothing so convincing as the fact that over fifteen years ago a revival on $oly (host lines began
and has never ceased# :o will find that in every clime throghot the world (od has pored ot $is
Spirit in a remar)able way in a line parallel with the glorios revival that inagrated the chrch of
the first centry# 0eople, who cold not nderstand what (od was doing when $e )ept them
concentrated in prayer, wondered as these days were being broght abot by the $oly (host, and
fond themselves in e'actly the same place and entering into an identical e'perience as the apostles
on the day of 0entecost#
,r Lord @ess said to $is disciples,
###behold, I send the promise of my Father pon yo+ bt tarry ye in
the city of @ersalem, ntil ye be ended with power from on high#
L)e <?+?>
(od promised throgh the prophet @oel, !###I will por ot my spirit pon all flesh### pon the
servants and pon the handmaids in those days will I por ot my spirit" C@oel <+<H,<>F# 1s there is a
widespread misconception concerning this receiving of the $oly Spirit, I believe the Lord wold
have s e'amine the scriptres on this sb8ect#
:o )now, 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 $oly (host, and was absoltely rigid in this conviction#
When this 0entecostal ot9poring began in .ngland I went to Snderland and met with the people
who had assembled for the prpose of receiving the $oly (host# I was continosly in those meetings
casing distrbances ntil the people wished I had never come# They said that I was distrbing the
whole conditions# Bt I was hngry and thirsty for (od, and had gone to Snderland becase I heard
that (od was poring ot $is Spirit in a new way# I heard that (od had now visited $is people, had
manifested $is power and that people were spea)ing in tonges as on the day of 0entecost# When I
got to this place I said, !I cannot nderstand this meeting# I have left a meeting in Bradford all on fire
for (od# The fire fell last night and we were all laid ot nder the power of (od# I have come here
for tonges, and I don-t hear them % I don-t hear anything#"
!,h5" they said, !when yo get bapti&ed with the $oly (host yo will spea) in tonges#" !,h,
is that it6" said I, !When the presence of (od came pon me, my tonge was loosened, and really I
felt as I went in the open air to preach that I had a new tonge#" !1h no," they said, !that is not it#"
!What is it, then6" I as)ed# They said, !When yo get bapti&ed in the $oly (host % #" !I am
bapti&ed," I inter8ected, !and there is no one here who can persade me that I am not bapti&ed#" So I
was p against them and they were p against me#
I remember a man getting p and saying, !:o )now, brothers and sisters, I was here three
wee)s and then the Lord bapti&ed me with the $oly (host and I began to spea) with other tonges#" I
said, !Let s hear it# That-s what I-m here for#" Bt he wold not tal) in tonges# I was doing what
others are doing today, confsing the twelfth chapter of ; Corinthians with the second chapter of 1cts#
These two chapters deal with different things+ one with the gifts of the Spirit, and the other with the
baptism of the Spirit with the accompanying sign# I did not nderstand this and so I said to the man,
!Let-s hear yo spea) in tonges#" Bt he cold not# $e had not received the !gift" of tonges, bt the
baptism#
1s the days passed I became more and more hngry# I had opposed the meetings so mch, bt
the Lord was gracios, and I shall ever remember that last day % the day I was to leave# (od was
with me so mch that last night# They were to have a meeting and I went, bt I cold not rest# I went to
the Licarage, and there in the library I said to 3rs# Boddy, !I cannot rest any longer, I mst have these
tonges#" She replied, !Brother Wigglesworth, it is not the tonges yo need bt the baptism# If yo
will allow (od to bapti&e yo, the other will be all right#" !3y dear sister, I )now I am bapti&ed," I
said# !:o )now that I have to leave here at ? o-cloc), please lay hands on me that I may receive the
tonges#"
She rose p and laid her hands on me and the fire fell# I said, !The fire-s falling#" Then came
a persistent )noc) at the door, and she had to go ot# That was the best thing that cold have
happened, for I was alone with (od# Then $e gave me a revelation# ,h, it was wonderfl5 $e
showed me an empty cross and @ess glorified# I do than) (od that the cross is empty, that Christ is
no more on the cross# It was there that $e bore the crse, for it is written, !###Crsed is every one that
hangeth on a tree" C(alatians J+;JF# $e became sin for s that we might be made the righteosness of
(od in $im, and now, there $e is in the glory# Then I saw that (od had prified me# It seemed that
(od gave me a new vision, and I saw a perfect being within me with moth open saying, !Clean,
Clean5 Clean5" When I began to repeat it I fond myself spea)ing in other tonges# The 8oy was so
great that when I came to tter it, my tonge failed, and I began to worship (od in other tonges as the
Spirit gave me tterance#
It was all as beatifl and peacefl as when @ess said, !0eace, be still5" and the tran/ility of
that moment and the 8oy srpassed anything I had ever )nown p to that moment# Bt, $allel8ah5
These days have grown with greater, mightier, more wonderfl divine manifestations and power# That
was bt the beginning# There is no end to this )ind of beginning# :o will never get an end to the $oly
(host till yo are landed in the glory % till yo are right in the presence of (od for ever# 1nd even
then we shall ever be conscios of $is presence#
What had I received6 I had received the Bible evidence# This Bible evidence is wonderfl to
me# I )new I had received the very evidence of the Spirit-s incoming that the apostles received on the
day of 0entecost# I )new that everything I had had p to that time was in the natre of an anointing
bringing me in line with (od in preparation, bt now I )new I had the Biblical baptism in the Spirit# It
had the bac)ing of the Scriptres# :o are always right if yo have the bac)ing of the Scriptres, and
yo are never right if yo have not a fondation for yor testimony in the Word of (od#
For many years I have thrown ot a challenge to any person who can prove to me that he has
the baptism withot spea)ing in tonges as the Spirit gives tterance % to prove it by the Word that
he has been bapti&ed in the $oly (host withot the Bible evidence, bt so far no one has accepted the
challenge# I only say this becase so many were li)e I was, they have a rigid idea that they have
received the baptism withot the Bible evidence# The Lord @ess wants those who preach the Word to
have the Word in evidence# 4on-t be misled by anything else# $ave a Bible proof for all yo have,
and then yo will be in a place where no man can move yo#
I was so fll of 8oy that I wired home to say that I had received the $oly (host# 1s soon as I
got home, my boy came rnning p to me and said, !Father, have yo received the $oly (host6" I
said, !:es, my boy#" $e said, !Let-s hear yo spea) in tonges#" Bt I cold not# Why6 I had received
the baptism in the Spirit with the spea)ing in tonges as the Bible evidence according to 1cts <+?, and
had not received the gift of tonges according to ; Corinthians ;<# I had received the (iver of all
gifts# 1t some time later when I was helping some sols to see) and receive the baptism of the Spirit,
(od gave me the gift of tonges so that I cold spea) at any time# I cold spea), bt will not % no
never5 I mst allow the $oly (host to se the gift# It shold be so, so that we shall only have divine
tterances by the Spirit# I wold be very sorry to se a gift, bt the (iver has all power to se the
whole nine gifts#
I want to ta)e yo to the Scriptres to prove my position# There are bsinessmen here, and
they )now that in cases of law, where there are two clear witnesses they cold win a case before any
8dge in 1stralia# ,n the clear evidence of two witnesses any 8dge will give a verdict# What has
(od given s6 Three clear witnesses on the baptism in the $oly Spirit % more than are necessary in
law corts#
The first is in 1cts <+?,
###they were all filled with the $oly (host, and began to spea) with
other tonges, as the Spirit gave them tterance#
$ere we have the original pattern# 1nd (od gave to 0eter an eternal word that coples this
e'perience with the promise that went before# !This is that#" 1nd (od wants yo to have that %
nothing less than that# $e wants yo to receive the baptism in the $oly Spirit according to this
original 0entecostal pattern#
In 1cts ;D we have another witness# 0eter is in the hose of Cornelis# Cornelis had had a
vision of an holy angel and had sent for 0eter# 1 person said to me one day, !:o don-t admit that I
am filled and bapti&ed with the $oly (host# Why, I was ten days and ten nights on my bac) before the
Lord and $e was flooding my sol with 8oy#" I said, !0raise the Lord, sister, that was only the
beginning# The disciples were tarrying that time, and they were still, and the mighty power of (od fell
pon them then and the Bible tells what happened when the power fell#" 1nd that is 8st what
happened in the hose of Cornelis# The $oly (host fell on all them which heard the Word# !1nd
they of the circmcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with 0eter, becase that
on the (entiles also was pored ot the gift of the $oly (host" C1cts ;D+?AF# What convinced these
pre8diced @ews that the $oly (host had come6 !For they heard them spea) with tonges, and
magnify (od###" C1cts ;D+?IF# There was no other way for them to )now# This evidence cold not be
contradicted# It is the Bible evidence# If some people in this district had an angel come and tal) to
them as Cornelis had, they wold say that they )new they were bapti&ed# 4o not be fooled by
anything# Be sre that what yo receive is according to the Word of (od#
We have heard two witnesses, and that is sfficient to satisfy the world# Bt (od goes one
better# Let s loo) at 1cts ;>+I,
1nd when 0al had laid his hands pon them, the $oly (host came
on themB and they spa)e with tonges, and prophesied#
These .phesians received the identical Bible evidence as the apostles at the beginning and
they prophesied in addition# Three times the Scriptres show s this evidence of the baptism in the
Spirit# I do not magnify tonges# *o, by (od-s grace, I magnify the (iver of tonges# 1nd I magnify
above all $im whom the $oly (host has come to reveal to s, the Lord @ess Christ# $e it is who
sends the $oly Spirit, and I magnify $im becase $e ma)es no difference between s and those at the
beginning#
Bt what are the tonges for6 Loo) at the second verse of ; Corinthians ;? and yo will see a
very blessed trth# ,h, $allel8ah5 $ave yo been there, beloved6 I tell yo, (od wants to ta)e yo
there, !###he that spea)eth in an n)nown tonge spea)eth not nto men, bt nto (od+ for no man
nderstandeth himB howbeit in the spirit he spea)eth mysteries#" It goes on to say, !$e that spea)eth in
an n)nown tonge edifieth himself###" Cv# ?F#
.nter into the promises of (od# It is yor inheritance# :o will do more in one year if yo are
really filled with the $oly (host than yo cold do in fifty years apart from him# I pray that yo may
be so filled with $im that it will not be possible for yo to move withot a revival of some )ind
reslting#
0blished in The 0entecostal .vangel
Filled With (od, $ebrews <, 1gst ;><<
I want to read to yo, in the beginning, the second chapter of $ebrews# *ow, this, li)e every
other Scriptre, is all very important for s# :o cold scarcely, at the beginning, pic) any special
Scriptre ot of this we have read, it is all so fll of trth, it means so mch to s, and we mst
nderstand that (od, in these times, wants to bring s into perfect life, that we need never, nder any
circmstances, go otside of $is Word for anything#
Some people only come with a very small thoght concerning (od-s flness, and a lot of
people are satisfied with a thimblefl, and yo can 8st imagine (od saying, !,h, if they only )new
how mch they cold ta)e away5" ,ther people come with a larger vessel, and they go away
satisfied, bt yo can feel how mch (od is longing for s to have sch a desire for more, sch a
longing as only (od $imself can satisfy# I sppose yo women wold have a good idea of what I
mean from the illstration of a screaming child being ta)en abot from one to another, bt never
satisfied till it gets to the bosom of its mother# :o will find that there is no peace, no help, no sorce
of strength, no power, no life, nothing can satisfy the cry of the child of (od bt the Word of (od#
(od has a special way of satisfying the cry of $is children# $e is waiting to open to s the windows
of heaven ntil $e has so moved in the depths of or hearts that everything nli)e $imself has been
destroyed# There need no one in this place go away dry, dry# (od wants yo to be filled# 3y brother,
my sister, (od wants yo today to be li)e a watered garden, filled with the fragrance of $is own
heavenly 8oy, till yo )now at last yo have toched immensity# The Son of (od came for no other
prpose than to lift and lift, and mold and fashion and remold, ntil we are 8st after $is mind#
I )now that the dry grond can have floods, and may (od save me from ever wanting anything
less than a flood# I will not stoop for small things when I have sch a big (od# Throgh the blood of
Christ-s atonement we may have riches and riches# We need the warming atmosphere of the Spirit-s
power to bring s closer and closer ntil nothing bt (od can satisfy, and then we may have some
idea of what (od has left after we have ta)en all that we can# It is only li)e a sparrow ta)ing a drin)
of the ocean and then loo)ing arond and saying, !What a vast ocean5 What a lot more I cold have
ta)en if I had only had room#"
:o may have sometimes things yo can se, and not )now it# 4on-t yo )now that yo cold
be dying of thirst right in a river of plenty6 There was once a vessel in the moth of the 1ma&on
River# They thoght they were still in the ocean, and they were dying of thirst, some of them nearly
mad# They saw a ship and as)ed if they wold give them some water, for some of them were dying of
thirst, and they replied, !4ip yor bc)et right overB yo are in the moth of the river#" There are any
amont of people today in the midst of a great river of life, bt they are dying of thirst, becase they
do not dip down and ta)e it# 4ear brother, yo may have the Word, bt yo need an awa)ened spirit#
The Word is not alive ntil it is moved pon by the Spirit of (od, and in the right sense it becomes
Spirit and life when it is toched by $is hand alone#
,h, beloved, there is a stream that ma)eth glad the city of (od# There is a stream of life that
ma)es everything move# There is a toch of divine life and li)eness throgh the Word of (od that
comes nowhere else# There is a death which has no life in itB and there is a death9li)eness with Christ
which is fll of life#
,h, beloved, there is no sch thing as an end to (od-s beginnings# Bt we mst be in itB we
mst )now it# It is not a tochB it is not a breathB it is the 1lmighty (odB it is a 0ersonB it is the $oly
,ne dwelling in the temple not made with hands# ,h, beloved, $e toches and it is done# $e is the
same (od over all, rich nto all who call pon $im# 0entecost is the last thing that (od has to toch
the earth with# The baptism is the last thingB if yo do not get this yo are living in a wea) and
impoverished condition which is no good to yorself or anybody else# 3ay (od move s on to a
place where there is no measre to this flness that $e wants to give s# (od e'alted @ess and gave
$im a name above every name# :o notice that everything has been pt nder $im# It is abot eight
years since I was in ,a)land and in that time I have seen thosands and thosands healed by the
power of (od# Last year in Sweden, the last five months of the year, we had over E,DDD people saved
by the power of (od# The tide is rolling inB let s see to it today that we get right ot into the tide, for
it will bear yo# The bosom of (od-s love is the center of all things# (et yor eyes off yorselfB lift
them p high and see the Lord, for in the Lord there is everlasting strength#
If yo went to see a doctor, the more yo told him the more he wold )now, bt when yo
come to 4octor @ess, $e )nows all from the beginning, and $e never gives yo the wrong medicine#
I went to see one today, and someone said, !$ere is a person who has been poisoned throgh and
throgh by a doctor giving him the wrong medicine#" @ess sends $is healing power and brings $is
restoring grace, and so there is nothing to fear# The only thing that is wrong is yor wrong conception
of the mightiness of $is redemption#
$e was wonded that $e might be toched with a feeling of yor infirmities# $e too) yor
flesh and laid it pon the cross that $e might destroy !###him that had the power of death, that is, the
devilB 1nd deliver them who throgh fear of death were all their lifetime sb8ect to bondage"
C$ebrews <+;?,;AF# :o will find that almost all the ailments that yo are heir to come on satanic
lines, and they mst be dealt with as satanicB they mst be cast ot# 4o not listen to what Satan says to
yo, for the devil is a liar from the beginning# If people wold only listen to the trth of (od they
wold find ot they were over the devil, over all satanic forcesB they wold reali&e that every evil
spirit was sb8ect to themB they wold find ot that they were always in the place of trimph, and they
wold !reign in life" by =ing @ess#
*ever live in a less place than where (od has called yo to, and $e has called yo p on high
to live with $im# (od has designed that everything shall be sb8ect to man# Throgh Christ $e has
given yo power over all the power of the enemy# $e has wroght ot yor eternal redemption#
I was finishing a meeting one day in Swit&erland# 1nd when we had finished the meeting and
had ministered to all the sic), we went ot to see some people# Two boys came to s and said that
there was a blind man present at the meeting this afternoon, who had heard all the words of the
preacher, and said he was srprised that he had not been prayed for# They went on to say this blind
man had heard so mch that he wold not leave that place ntil he cold see# I said, !This is
positively ni/e# (od will do something today for that man#"
We got to the place# This blind man said he never had seenB he was born blind, bt becase of
the Word preached in the afternoon he was not going home ntil he cold see# If ever I have 8oy it is
when I have a lot of people who will not be satisfied ntil they get all they have come for# With great
8oy I anointed him that day and laid hands on his eyes, and then immediately (od opened his eyes# It
was very strange how he acted# There were some electric lights# First he conted themB then he
conted s# ,h, the ecstatic pleasre that every moment was created in that man becase of his sight5
It made s all feel li)e weeping and dancing and shoting# Then he plled ot his watch, and said that
for years he had been feeling the watch for the time, by the raised figres, bt now he cold loo) at it
and tell s the time# Then, loo)ing as if he was awa)ened from some deep sleep, or some long,
strange dream, he awa)ened to the fact that he had never seen the face of his father and mother, and he
went to the door and rshed ot# 1t night he was the first in the meeting# 1ll the people )new him as
the blind man, and I had to give him a long time to tal) abot his new sight#
Beloved, I wonder how mch yo want to ta)e away today# :o cold not carry it if it was
sbstance, bt there is something abot the grace and the power and the blessings of (od that can be
carried, no matter how big they are# ,h, what a SaviorB what a place we are in, by grace, that $e may
come in to commne with s# $e is willing to say to every heart, !0eace, be still," and to every wea)
body, !Be strong#"
1re yo going halfwayB or are yo going right to the end6 Be not today deceived by Satan, bt
believe (od#
0blished in Trimph of Faith
$e Is Risen, 1gst ;><<
Scriptre Reading+ 1cts ?+;9J<#
Brothers and sisters, (od anointed @ess, who went abot doing good, for (od was with $imB
and today we )now for a fact $e is the risen Christ# There is something abot this risen, royal,
glorified Christ that (od means to confirm in or hearts today# The power of the risen Christ ma)es
or hearts move and brn, and we )now that there is within s that eternal wor)ing by the power of
the Spirit# ,h, beloved, it is eternal life to )now @ess5 Srely the )ingdom of dar)ness is sha)en
when we come into toch with that loftiness, that holiness, that divine integrity of or 3aster who
was so filled with power, and the grace of (od was pon $im# This blessed divine inheritance is for
s# Srely (od wants every one of s to catch fire# We mst grasp new realities, we mst cease from
or mrmringsB we mst get into the place of trimph and e'altation#
We have before s this Scriptre, !1nd when they had prayed, the place was sha)en where
they were assembled together###" C1cts ?+J;F# :o tal) abot a chrch that cannot shot % it will
never be sha)en# :o can write over it, !Ichabod, the glory has departed#" It is only when men have
learned the secret of the power of praying, and of magnifying (od that (od comes forth# I have heard
people say, !,h, I praise the Lord inwardly," and nothing comes forth otwardly#
There was a man who had a large bsiness in London# $e was a great chrchgoer# The chrch
was wonderflly decorated and cshioned and everything was comfortable enogh to ma)e him sleep#
$is bsiness increased and he was fll of prosperity, bt seemed always in a nightmare, and cold
not tell what was after him# ,ne day he left his office to wal) rond the bilding# When he got to the
door, he saw the boy who minded the door 8mping and whistling# !I wish I felt li)e that," he said to
himself# $e retrned to his bsiness, bt his head was in a whirl# !,h," he said, !I will go and loo) at
the boy again#" 1gain he went and loo)ed at the boy who was whistling and 8mping# !I want to see
yo in the office," he said to the boy#
!$ow is it," he as)ed the boy, when he got into the office, !that yo can always whistle and be
happy6" !I cannot help it, master," replied the boy# !Where did yo get it6" !I got it at the 0entecostal
3ission#" !Where is it6" 1nd the boy told him abot it# This man came to the 0entecostal chrch and
heard abot the power of (od# $e was bro)en p and (od did a wonderfl thing for that man,
changing him altogether, and one day he was in his office in the midst of his bsiness and he fond
himself whistling and 8mping# $e had changed his position# Beloved, it cannot come ot nless it is
within# It is (od who transforms the heart and life, and there mst be an inward wor)ing of the power
of (od, or it cannot come forth otwardly# We mst nderstand this that the power of 0entecost, as it
came in the first order, was to loose men# 0eople are tired of smo)e and deadness, tired of imitations#
We want realities, men who have (od within them, men who are always filled with (od# This is a
more needy day than any, and men shold be filled with the $oly (host#
We mst be li)e or 3aster# We mst have definiteness abot all we say# We mst have an
inward confidence and )nowledge that we are (od-s property, boght and paid for by the precios
blood of @ess, and now the inheritance is in s# 0eople may )now that @ess died and that $e rose
again, and yet they may not have salvation# Beloved, yo mst have the witness# :o may )now today
that yo are born again for he that believeth hath the witness of the Spirit in him# It is tre today that
@ess was raised p by the power of the $oly (host# It is tre today that we in this place are risen by
the power of the Spirit# It is tre that we are preaching to yo divine power that can raise yo p, and
(od can set yo free from all yor wea)ness# (od wants yo to )now how to ta)e the victory and
shot in the face of the devil and say, !Lord, it is done#" I will read 1cts ?+<?,J;#
1nd when they heard that, they lifted p their voice to (od with
one accord, and said, Lord, tho art (od### 1nd when they had
prayed, the place was sha)en where they were assembled
togetherB and they were all filled with the $oly (host, and they
spa)e the word of (od with boldness#
That is a wonderfl time# That is a real revival# 1 proper convention# (od means for s to
have life# The people perceived something remar)able in the power of (od changing these fishermen
on the day of 0entecost#
Brothers and sisters, it is the $oly (host# We mst not say this is an inflenceB $e is the
0ersonality and power, and presence of the third 0erson of the Trinity# 3any of s have been longing
for years for (od to come forth and now $e is coming forth# The tide is rising everywhere# (od is
poring ot $is Spirit in the hearts of all flesh and they are crying before (od# The day is at hand#
(od is flfilling $is promises#
,h, it is lovely, the incarnation of a regeneration, a state of changing from natre to grace,
from the power of Satan to (od# :e which are natral, made spernatral by the divine toch of $im
who came to raise yo from the dead# The $oly Spirit comes to abide# $e comes to reveal the flness
of (od# Lerily, the $oly (host is shedding abroad in or hearts the love of (od, and $e ta)es of the
things of @ess and shows them nto s#
I )now this great salvation that (od has given s today is so large that one feels his whole
body is enraptred# 4are yo leap into the power of faith this afternoon6 4are yo ta)e yor
inheritance in (od6 4are yo believe (od6 4are yo stand pon the record of $is Word6 If tho wilt
believe tho shalt see the glory of (od# !###all things are possible to him that believeth" C3ar) >+<JF#
4are yo come near today and say that (od will sanctify yor body and ma)e it holy6 $e wants yo
to have a pre body, a holy body, a separated body, a body presented on the altar of (od that yo may
be no longer conformed to this world, bt transformed and renewed after $is image#
I believe there are people here who will be pt in the place where they will have to stand
pon (od-s Word# :o will be sifted as wheat# :o will be tried as thogh some strange thing
happened nto yo# :o will be pt in most difficlt places where all hell seems rond abot yo, bt
(od will sstain and empower yo, and bring yo into an nlimited place of faith# (od will not allow
yo to be !###tempted above that ye are ableB bt will with the temptation also ma)e a way to escape,
that ye may be able to bear it" C; Corinthians ;D+;JF# (od will srely tell yo when yo have been
tried sfficiently to bring yo ot as pre gold# .very trial is to prepare yo for a greater position for
(od# :or tried faith will ma)e yo )now that yo will have the faith of (od to go throgh the ne't
trial# Who is going to live dormant, wea), trifling, slow, indolent, prayerless, Bible9less lives when
yo )now yo mst go
throgh these things6 1nd if yo are to be made perfect in wea)ness, yo mst be tried as by
fire in order to )now that no man is able to win a victory, only by the power of (od in him# The $oly
Spirit will lead s day by day# :o will )now that these light afflictions, which are bt for a moment,
are wor)ing ot for s an eternal weight of glory#
,h, beloved, what are we going to do with this day6 We mst have a high tide this afternoon#
We mst have people receive the $oly (host, we mst have people healed in their seats, we mst see
(od come forth# Some of yo have been longing for the $oly (host# (od can bapti&e yo 8st where
yo are# There may be some here who have not yet tasted of the grace of (od# Close beside thee is the
water of life# $ave a drin), brother, sister, for (od says, !###1nd let him that is athirst come# 1nd
whosoever will, let him ta)e the water of life freely" CRevelation <<+;EF#
!If we love one another, (od dwelleth in s, and his love is perfected in s" C; @ohn ?+;<F#
Sermon preached at (lad Tidings Tabernacle and Bible Training School San Francisco,
California
Li)e 0recios Faith, 1gst ;,;><<
(od will do great things for s if we are prepared to receive them from $im# We are dll of
comprehension becase we let the cares of this world blind or eyes, bt if we )eep open to (od, $e
has a greater plan for s in the ftre than we have seen or ever have dreamed abot in the past#
It is (od-s delight to flfil to s impossibilities becase of $is omnipotence, and when we
reach the place where $e alone has the right of way in all things, then all mists and misnderstandings
will clear away#
I have been as)ing the Lord for $is message for yo this morning, and I believe $e wold
have me trn to the second epistle of 0eter, first chapter, beginning with the first verse+
Simon 0eter, a servant and an apostle of @ess Christ, to them that
have obtained li)e precios faith with s throgh the righteosness
of (od and or Savior @ess Christ+ (race and peace be
mltiplied nto yo throgh the )nowledge of (od, and of @ess
or Lord, 1ccording as his divine power hath given nto s all
things that pertain nto life and godliness, throgh the )nowledge
of him that hath called s to glory and virte+ Whereby are given
nto s e'ceeding great and precios promises+ that by these ye
might be parta)ers of the divine natre, having escaped the
corrption that is in the world throgh lst# 1nd beside this, giving
all diligence, add to yor faith virteB and to virte )nowledgeB and
to )nowledge temperanceB and to temperance patienceB and to
patience godlinessB 1nd to godliness brotherly )indnessB and to
brotherly )indness charity# For if these things be in yo, and
abond, they ma)e yo that ye shall neither be barren nor
nfritfl in the )nowledge of or Lord @ess Christ# Lerses ;9H
0robably there is not a greater word that anyone cold bring to an adience than this word, !
li)e precios faith#K" !Li)e 0recios Faith" means that (od, who is from everlasting to everlasting,
has always had people that $e cold trstB that $e cold illminate, that $e cold enlarge ntil there
was nothing within them that wold hinder the power of (od# *ow this !Li)e 0recios Faith" is the
gift that (od is willing to impart to all of s# $e wants s to have this faith in order that we may
!sbde )ingdoms," !wor) righteosness," and, if it shold be necessary, !stop the moths of lions"
C$ebrews ;;+JJF#
We shold be able nder all circmstances to trimph# *ot that we have any help in orselves,
bt or help comes only from (od, and if or help is only in (od then we are always strong and never
wea)# It is always those people who are fll of faith who have a !good report," who never mrmr,
who are in the place of victory, who are not in the place of hman order, bt of divine order in (od#
$e is the 1thor of or faith, and or faith is always based on !ths saith the Lord#"
This !Li)e 0recios Faith" is for all# There is a word in the third chapter of .phesians which
is very good for s to consider+ that yo !may be able to comprehend with all saints###" C.phesians
J+;HF# What does this !Li)e 0recios Faith" mean to yo this morning6 .veryone here is receiving a
blessing becase of the faith of 1braham# Bt remember this, this !Li)e 0recios Faith" is the same
that 1braham had# This !Li)e 0recios Faith" is the sbstance of the power of eternal life which is
given to s throgh the Word# :o may not be able to se this faith becase of some hindrance in yor
life# I have had a thosand road engines come over my life to brea) me p and bring me to the place
where this faith cold operate within me# There is no way into the deep things of (od, only throgh a
bro)en spirit# When we are ths bro)en, we cease forever from or own wor)s for 1nother, even
Christ, has ta)en the reign# Faith in (od, and power with (od, come to s throgh the )nowledge of
the Word of (od# Whatever we may thin) abot it, it is tre that we are no better than or faith#
Whatever yor estimation is of yor own ability, of yor own righteosness, or of yor wor) in any
way, yo are no better than yor faith#
$ow wonderfl is this faith that overcomes the world5 !$e that believeth that @ess is the Son
of (od overcomes the world5" Bt how does he overcome the world6 If yo believe in $im yo are
prified as $e is pre# :o are strengthened becase $e is strong# :o are made whole becase $e
is whole# 1ll of $is flness may come into yo becase of the revelation of $imself# Faith is the
living principle of the Word of (od# If we yield orselves p to be led by the $oly Spirit we shall be
divinely led into the deep things of (od, and the trths and revelations and all $is mind will be made
so clear nto s that we shall live by faith in Christ#
(od has no thoght of anything on a small scale# In the passage which we have read this
morning are these words, !(race and peace be Gmltiplied6 nto yo throgh the )nowledge of (od,
and of @ess or Lord" C< 0eter ;+<F# (od-s Word is always on the line of mltiplication, and so I
believe the Lord wants s on that line this morning# We see !Li)e 0recios Faith" is to be obtained
!throgh the righteosness of (od and or Savior @ess Christ#" (od-s Word is withot change# We
are to be filled with the righteosness of (od on the athority of the Word# $is righteosness is from
everlasting to everlasting, the same, yesterday and today and forever#
If I limit the Lord, $e cannot wor) within me, bt if I open myself to (od then $e will srely
fill me and flow throgh me#
We mst have this !Li)e 0recios Faith" in order to have or prayers answered# If we as)
anything according to (od-s will, we are told that $e hears s, and if we )now that $e hears s, then
we )now we have the petitions that we desire# ,h, brothers, sisters, we mst go into the presence of
(od and get from $im the answer to or prayers# $ear what 3ar) ;;+<? says,
###What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye
receive them, and ye shall have them#
In the twenty9third verse we see montains removed, difficlties all cleared away# When6
When the man believes in his heart and refses to dobt# We mst have the reality, we mst )now
(od, we mst be able to go into $is presence and converse with (od#
This !Li)e 0recios Faith" goes on mltiplying in grace and in peace throgh the )nowledge
of (od# It places or feet on the Roc), and brings s to an nlimited place in or faith# This faith
ma)es yo dare to do anything with and for (od# Remember that yo can only be bilt p on the Word
of (od# If yo bild yorself on imagination or yor own thoghts yo will go wrong#
The Bible is the Word of (od+ spernatral in origin, eternal in dration, ine'pressible in
valor, infinite in scope, regenerative in power, infallible in athority, niversal in interest, personal
in application, inspired in totality# Read it throgh, write it down, pray it in, wor) it ot, and then pass
it on# Trly it is the Word of (od# It brings into man the personality of (odB it changes the man ntil
he becomes the epistle of (od# It transforms his mind, changes his character, ta)es him on from grace
to grace, and gives him an inheritance in the Spirit# (od comes in, dwells in, wal)s in, tal)s throgh,
and sps with him#
:or peace be mltiplied5 :o are to re8oice greatly# ,h5 the bride oght to re8oice to hear
the Bridegroom-s voice# $ow we love or Bridegroom and how $e loves s5 $ow adorable $e is
and how sweet is $is contenance# 1t the presence of @ess, all else goes#
,h, my brother, my sister, we have the greatest tide of all or life# There is no tide li)e the
power of the !latter rain#" We mst not fail to see what remar)able things (od has for every one of
s#
Beloved, I wold li)e to press into yor heart this morning the trth that (od has no room for
an ordinary man# (od wants to ta)e the ordinary man and pt him throgh the sieve and bring him ot
into a place of e'traordinary faith# The cry of or sols can be satisfied only with (od# The great plan
of (od is to satisfy yo, and then give yo the vision of something higher#
If ever yo stop at any point, pic) p at the place where yo failed, and begin again nder the
refining light, and power and &eal of heaven and all things will be broght to yo, for $e will
condescend to meet yo#
Remember, beloved, it is not what yo are bt what (od wants yo to be# What shall we do6
Shall we not dedicate orselves afresh to (od6 .very new revelation brings a new dedication#
Let s see) $im#
Sermon preached at (lad Tidings Tabernacle and Bible Training School San Francisco,
California
Faith, 0art ;, 1gst <,;><<
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !Fear not, neither be tho dismayed, for the (od
who has led, shall descend pon thee, shall srely carry thee where tho woldst not# Bt to this end
$e has called thee ot to ta)e thee on, to move pon thee with divine nction of the Spirit that tho
sholdst not be entertained by natre, bt caght p with $im to hear $is words, to spea) $is trth, to
have $is mind, to )now $is will, to commne and be still, to see $im who is invisible, to be able to
por ot to others the great stream of life, to /ic)en everything wherever it moves# For the Spirit is
not given by measre bt $e is given to s by faith, the measreless measre that we may )now $im,
and the power of $is resrrection in the coming day# 1nd now is the day set for s which is the
opening for the coming day#"
I believe the Lord wold have me spea) to yo this morning the lines of faith, so I shall read a
few verses to yo from $ebrews ;;+
*ow faith is the sbstance of things hoped for, the evidence of
things not seen# For by it the elders obtained a good report#
Throgh faith we nderstand that the worlds were framed by the
word of (od, so that things which are seen were not made of things
which do appear# By faith 1bel offered nto (od a more e'cellent
sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was
righteos, (od testifying of his gifts+ and by it he being dead yet
spea)eth# By faith .noch was translated that he shold not see
deathB and was not fond, becase (od had translated him+ for
before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased (od#
Bt withot faith it is impossible to please him+ for he that cometh
to (od mst believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them
that diligently see) him# $ebrews ;;+;9I
I thin) that is as far as we will be able to get this morning# I have been mch perple'ed
whether I shold contine the yesterday morning sb8ect, bt the Lord seems to trn that into this
channel this morning# So may the Lord open nto s today $is good treasres#
:o )now, beloved, that there are many wonderfl treasres in the storehose of (od that we
have not yet gotten# Bt praise (od, we have the promise in Corinthians,
###.ye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the
heart of man, the things which (od hath prepared for them that
love him# ; Corinthians <+>
I pray (od, this morning, that there may be within s a deep hnger and thirst with the
penetration which is centered entirely pon the a'le of $im, for srely $e is all and in all# I pray (od
that we may be able to nderstand the opening of this chapter#
*ow faith is the sbstance of things hoped for, the evidence of
things not seen# For by it the elders obtained a good report#
Throgh faith we nderstand that the worlds were framed by the
word of (od, so that things which are seen were not made of things
which do appear# $ebrews ;;+;9J
*ow beloved, yo will clearly see this morning, that (od wants to bring s to a fondation# If
we are ever going to ma)e any progress in divine life we shall have to have a real fondation# 1nd
there is no fondation, only the fondation of faith for s#
1ll or movements, and all that ever will come to s, which is of any importance, will be
becase we have a Roc)# 1nd if yo are on the Roc), no powers can move yo# 1nd the need of today
is the Roc) to have or faith firm pon#
,n any line of principle of yor faith yo mst have something established in yo to bring that
forth# 1nd there is no establishment otside (od-s Word for yo# .verything else is sand# .verything
else shall snder#
If yo bild pon anything else bt the Word of (od, on imaginations, sentimentality, or any
feelings, or any special 8oy, it will mean nothing withot yo have a fondation, and the fondation
will have to be in the Word of (od#
I was once going on a tram to Blac)pool# It is one of or fashionable resorts, and many people
go there becase of the high tides, and the wonderfl sights they get as the ocean throws p its large,
massive montain of sea#
When we were going on the tram, I loo)ed over and said to a bilder, !The men are bilding
those hoses pon the sands#" !,h," he said, !yo don-t )now# :o are not a bilder# 4on-t yo )now
that we can pond that sand till it becomes li)e roc)6" I said, !*onsense5"
I saw the argment was not going to profit, so I dropped it# By and by we reached Blac)pool
where the montainos waves come over# I was loo)ing and ta)ing notice of so many things# I saw a
row of hoses that had fallen flat, and drawing the attention of this man I said, !,h, loo) at those
hoses# See how flat they are#" $e forgot or previos conversation, saying, !:o )now here we
have very large tides, and these hoses being on the sands, when the floods came, they fell#"
Beloved, it won-t do# We mst have something better than sand, and everything is sand e'cept
the Word# There isn-t anything that will remain % we are told the heaven and earth will be melted p
as a scroll as fervent heat# Bt we are told the Word of (od shall be forever, and not one 8ot or tittle
of the Word of (od shall fail# 1nd if there is anything that is satisfying me today more than another, it
is, !###thy word is settled in heaven" C0salm ;;>+H>F#
1nd another Word in the ;JHth 0salm says, !###tho hast magnified thy word above all thy
name" Cv# <F# The very establishment for me is the Word of (od# It is not on any other line#
Let s come to the principle of it# If yo trn to @ohn-s gospel yo will find a wonderfl word
there# It is worth or notice and great consideration this morning#
I wold li)e to see more Bibles than I see# It is important# If I left my hose withot my prse,
I shold natrally retrn for it becase it might be of importance# 3y brothers, yor Bible is worth ten
million prses and their contents, and yo had better trn bac) for yor Testament or Bible, rather
than for yor prse# It is more important that yo have the Word of life#
Some people say, !I have it inside#" 0eople are not satisfied sometimes, yo mst give them
chapter and verse, and as) them to read it for themselves# It is important that the people shold )now
and we oght to be able to give a good accont always of the hope that is within s#
*ow beloved, I wold trn to this first chapter of @ohn this morning for a moment, for or
edification, becase it will help s so mch# I want to ma)e a real basis this morning for yo to bild
pon, that when we leave this meeting yo will )now e'actly where yo are#
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with (od, and
the Word was (od# The same was in the beginning with (od# 1ll
things were made by himB and withot him was not anything made
that was made# @ohn ;+;9J
There we have the fondation of all things, which is the Word# It is a sbstance# It is a power#
It is more than relationship# It is personality# It is a divine in8nction to every sol that enters into this
privilege to be born of this Word, to be created by this Word, to have a )nowledge of this Word#
What it means to s will be very important for s#
For remember, it is a sbstance, it is an evidence of things not seen# It bringeth abot that
which yo cannot see# It brings forth that which is not there, and ta)es away that that is there, and
sbstittes it#
(od too) the Word and made the world of the things which did not appear# 1nd we live in the
world which was made by the Word of (od, and it is inhabited by millions of people# 1nd yo say it
is a sbstance# @ess, the Word of (od, made it of the things which did not appear#
1nd there is not anything made that is made that has not been made by that Word# 1nd when
we come to the trth of what that Word means, we shall be able not only to bild bt to )now, not
only to )now, bt to have# For if there is anything helping me today more than another, it is the fact I
am living in facts, I am moving in facts, I am in the )nowledge of the principles of the 3ost $igh#
(od is ma)ing manifest $is power# (od is a reality and proving $is mightiness in the midst
of s# 1nd as we open orselves to divine revelation, and get rid of all things which are not of the
Spirit, then we shall nderstand how mightily (od can ta)e s on in the Spirit, and move the things
which are, and bring the things which are not, into prominence#
,h, the riches, the depths of the wisdom of the 3ost $igh (od5 3ay this morning enlarge s#
@abs )new that there were divine principles that we need to )now, and he says, !.nlarge me#"
4avid )new that there was mightiness beyond and within, and he says, !Tho hast dealt
bontiflly with me," )nowing that all the springs came from (od that were in $im, which made $is
face to shine#
1nd (od is an inward witness of a power, of a trth, of a revelation, of an inward presence,
of a divine )nowledge# $e is5 $e is5
Then I mst nderstand# I mst clearly nderstand# I mst have a basis of )nowledge for
everything that I say# We mst, as preachers, never preach what we thin)# We mst say what we
)now# 1ny man can thin)# :o mst be beyond the thin)ing# :o mst be in the teaching# :o mst
have the )nowledge#
1nd (od wants to ma)e s so in fidelity with $im that $e nvails $imself# $e rolls the
clods away, the mists disappear at $is presence# $e is almighty in $is movements#
(od has nothing small# $e is all large, immensity of wisdom, nfolding the mysteries and the
grander of $is design of plan for hmanity, that hmanity may sin) into insignificance, and the
mightiness of the mighty power of (od may move pon s till we are the sons of (od with power, in
revelation, and might, and strength in the )nowledge of (od#
,h, this wonderfl salvation5 *ow let s thin) abot it, it is so beatifl# Seeing then that (od
too) the Word % what was the Word6 The Word was @ess# The Word became flesh and dwelt
among s# 1nd we beheld and saw the glory of (od#
I thin) @ohn has a wonderfl word on this which is to edification at this moment# Lery
powerfl in its revelation to me so often as I ga&e into the perfect law of liberty# Let me read yo one
verse, or perhaps more than one from the first epistle of @ohn+
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which
we have seen with or eyes, which we have loo)ed pon, and or
hands have handled, of the Word of lifeB CFor the life was
manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew nto
yo that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was
manifested nto sBF That which we have seen and heard declare
we nto yo, that ye also may have fellowship with s+ and trly
or fellowship is with the Father, and with $is Son @ess Christ# ;
@ohn ;+;9J
,h, beloved, $e is the Word5 $e is the principle of (od# $e is the revelation sent forth from
(od# 1ll flness dwelt in $im# This is a grand word, of $is flness we have all received, and grace
for grace#
In wea)ness, strength# In poverty, wealth# ,h, brother, this Word5 It is a flame of fire# It may
brn in yor bones# It may move in every tisse of yor life# It may bring ot of yo so forcibly the
plan and prpose and life of (od, till yo cease to be, for (od has ta)en yo#
It is a fact we may be ta)en, hallel8ah5 into all the )nowledge of the wisdom of (od# Then I
want to bild, if I am created anew, for it is a great creation# It too) nine months to bring s forth into
the world after we were conceived, bt it only ta)es one moment to beget s as sons# The first
formation was a long period of nine months# The second formation is a moment, is an act, is a faith,
for !$e that believeth hath#" 1nd as yo receive $im, yo are begotten, not made#
,h, the fact that I am begotten again, wonderfl5 Begotten of the same seed that begot $im#
Remember, as $e was conceived in the womb by the $oly (host, so we were conceived the moment
we believed, and became in a principle of the li)e9mindedness of an open door to become sons of
(od with promise#
1nd oh5 how the whole creation groaneth for sonship5 There is a word in Romans, I thin) it
wold help s this morning to read it# Some )nowledge of sonship, it is a beatifl word# I have so
often loo)ed at it with pleasre, for it is sch a pleasre to me to read the Word of (od# ,h, the
hidden treasres there are5 What a feast to have the Word of (od5 !3an shall not live by bread alone,
bt by every Word of (od#"
$ow we need the Word5 The Word is life# *ow, thin) abot this first word here# The ?th
verse is very beatifl# I will read the Jrd and ?th+
Concerning his Son @ess Christ or Lord, which was made of the
seed of 4avid according to the fleshB 1nd declared to be the Son of
(od with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the
resrrection from the dead# Romans ;+J,?
,h, what a clima' of beatitdes there is here5 $ow beatifl5 (od, breathe pon s this
morning this holy, inward way after $is passion# $ear it# !4eclared to be the Son of (od with
power#"
Sons mst have power# We mst have power with (od, power with man# We mst be above
all the world# We mst have power over Satan, power over the evils# I want yo 8st this moment to
thin) with me becase it will help yo with this thoght#
:o can never ma)e evil pre# 1nything which is evil never becomes pre in that sense#
There is no sch a thing as ever creating imprity into prity# The carnal mind is never sb8ect to the
will of (od, and cannot be# There is only one thing, it mst be destroyed#
Bt I want yo to go with me to when (od cast ot that which was not pre# I want yo to
thin) abot Satan in the glory with all the chances, and nothing spoiled him bt his pride# 1nd pride is
an awfl thing# 0ride in the heart, thin)ing we are something when we are nothing# Bilding p a
hman constittion ot of or own#
,h, yes, it is tre the devil is ever trying to ma)e yo thin) what yo are# :o never find (od
doing it# It is always Satan who comes on and says, !What a wonderfl address yo gave5 $ow
wonderfl he did that, and how wonderfl he prayed, and sng that song#" It is all of the devil# There
is not an atom of (od in it, not from beginning to end#
1nd if we only )new how mch we cold preach better, if we only wold not miss the
revelation# 1nd 0al, in order that he might never miss the revelation, said, !Therefore I have never
ceased, I have )ept that#"
,h, the vision is so needy today, more needy than anything that man shold have the visions of
(od# The people have always perished when there has been no vision# (od wants s to have visions,
and revelations, and manifestations#
:o cannot have the $oly (host withot having manifestations# :o cannot have the $oly
(host withot having revelations# :o cannot have the $oly (host withot being trned into another
natre# It was the only credential that @osha and Caleb cold enter the land becase they were of
another spirit#
1nd we mst live in an nction, in a power, in a transformation, and a divine attainment where
we cease to be, where (od becomes enthroned so richly#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !It is $e5 $e came forth, emptied $imself of all,
bt love broght to s the grace, and then offered by $imself to prge s that we might be entire and
free from all things# That we shold see $im who was invisible, and changed by the power which is
divine, and be lost to everything bt the immensity of the mightiness of a (od9li)eness, for we mst
be in the world sons of (od with promise#"
We mst be, we mst be5 We mst not say it is not for me# ,h no, we mst say it is for s#
1nd (od cast Satan ot# ,h, I do than) (od for that# :es, beloved, bt (od cold not have
cast him ot if he had even been e/al of power# I tell yo, beloved, we can never bind the strong man
till we are in the place of binding#
Than) (od, Satan had to come ot# :es, and how did he come ot6 By the Word of $is
power# 1nd beloved, if we get to )now, and nderstand the principles of or inheritance by faith, we
shall find ot Satan will always be cast ot by the same power that cast him ot in the beginning# $e
will be cast ot to the end becase Satan has not become more holy bt more vile#
If yo thin) abot the last day pon the earth, yo will find ot that the greatest war % not
1rmageddon, the war beyond that % will be betwi't the hosts of Satan and the hosts of (od# 1nd
how will it ta)e place6 With swords, dynamite, or any other hman power6 *o, by the brightness of
$is presence, the holiness of $is holiness, the prity of $is prity, where dar)ness cannot remain,
where sin cannot stand, where only holiness, prity will remain# 1ll else will flee from the presence
of (od into the abyss forever#
1nd (od has saved s with this Word of power over the powers of sin# I )now there is a
teaching and a need of teaching of the personality of the presence of the fidelity of the Word of (od
with power# 1nd we need to eat and drin) of this Word# We need to feed pon it in or hearts# We
need that holy revelation that oght always to ta)e away the mists from or eyes and reveal $im#
Remember beloved, don-t forget that every day mst be a day of advancement# If yo have not
made any advancement since yesterday, in a measre yo are a bac)slider# There is only one way for
yo between Calvary and the glory, and it is forward# It is every day forward# It is no day bac)# It is
advancement with (od# It is cooperation with $im in the Spirit#
Beloved, we mst see these things, becase if we live on the same plane, day after day, the
vision is stale, the principles lose their earnestness# Bt we mst be li)e those who are catching the
vision of the 3aster day by day# 1nd we mst ma)e inroads into every passion that wold interfere,
and bring everything to the slaghter that is not holy# For (od wold have s in these days to )now
that $e wishes to seat s on $igh# 4on-t forget it#
The principles remain with s if we will only obey, to seat s on $igh, hallel8ah5 1nd let s
still go on bilding becase we mst bild this morning# We mst )now or fondation# We mst be
able to ta)e the Word of (od, and so ma)e it clear to people becase we shall be confronted with
evil powers#
I am continally confronted with things which (od mst clear away# .very day something
comes before me that has to be dealt with on these lines# For instance, when I was at Ca&adero seven
or eight years ago, amongst the first people who came to me in those meetings, was a man who was
stone deaf# 1nd every time we had the meeting % sppose I was rising p to say a few words, this
man wold ta)e his chair from off the ordinary row and place it right in front of me# 1nd the devil
sed to say, !*ow, yo are done#" I said, !*o, I am not done# It is finished#"
The man was as deaf as possible for three wee)s# 1nd then in the meeting, as we were singing
abot three wee)s afterwards, this man became tremendosly distrbed as thogh in a storm# $e
loo)ed in every direction, and then he became as one who had almost lost his mind#
1nd then he too) a leap# $e started on the rn and went ot amongst the people, and right p
one of the hills# When he got abot ID yards away he heard singing# 1nd the Lord said, !Thy ears are
open#"
1nd he came bac), and we were still singing# That stopped or singing# 1nd then he told s
that when his ears were opened, he cold not nderstand what it was# There was sch a tremendos
noise he cold not nderstand it whatever# $e thoght something had happened to the world, and so he
ran ot of the whole thing# Then when he got away he heard singing#
,h, the devil said for three wee)s, !:o cannot do it#" I said, !It is done5" 1s thogh (od
wold ever forget5 1s thogh (od cold forget5 1s if it were possible for (od to ever ignore or
prayers5
The most trying time is the most helpfl time# 3ost preachers say something abot 4aniel, and
abot the $ebrew children, and especially abot 3oses when he was in a tried corner# Beloved, if
yo read the Scriptres yo will never find anything abot the easy time# 1ll the glories come ot of
hard times#
1nd if yo are really reconstrcted it will be in a hard time, it won-t be in a singing meeting,
bt at a time when yo thin) all things are dried p, when yo thin) there is no hope for yo, and yo
have passed everything, then that is the time that (od ma)es the man, when tried by fire, that (od
prges yo, ta)es the dross away, and brings forth the pre gold# ,nly melted gold is minted# ,nly
moistened clay receives the mold# ,nly softened wa' receives the seal# ,nly bro)en, contrite hearts
receive the mar) as the potter trns s on his wheel, shaped and brnt to ta)e and )eep the heavenly
mold, the stamp of (od-s pre gold#
We mst have the stamp of or blessed Lord who was marred more than any man# 1nd when
$e toched hman wea)ness it was reconstrcted# $e spo)e ot of the depths of trial and moc)ery,
and became the initiative of a world-s redemption# *ever man spa)e li)e $e spa)e5 $e was fll of
order and made all things move till they said, !We never saw it on this li)e#"
$e was trly the Son of (od with power, with blessing, with life, with matrity, that $e cold
ta)e the wea)est and ma)e them into strong and strength#
(od is here this morning in power, in blessing, in might, and saying to thee, my brother, and to
yo, my sister, !What is it6 What is thy re/est6" ,h, $e is so precios5 $e never fails5 $e is so
wonderfl5 $e always toched the needy place# $e is so gentle# $e never brea)s the brised reed# $e
is so rich in $is mighty benevolence that $e ma)es the smo)ing fla' to flame#
3ay (od move s this morning to see that $e mst have ot of s choice# ,h, how precios
$e is5 There is no word so precios to me as when $e said, !I have desired to eat this with yo
before I sffer#"
,h, that lovely, benevolent, wonderfl @ess5 ,h, before the garden e'perience, with the
)nowledge of it before the cross, and (ethsemane, there that love of @ess, that holy @ess, cold say,
With desire5 It was the 8oy that was set before $im# Shall it be missed6 Is it possible for it to be
missed6 That 8oy that was set before $im of ma)ing s flly matred saints of (od, with power over
the powers of the enemy, filled with the might of $is Spirit#
Srely this is or (od, for there is no (od answers li)e this# Beloved, let me entreat yo this
morning to pay any price# *ever mind what it costs, it is worth it all, to have $is smile, to have $is
presence# *ay verily, more than that, to have the same desire that $e had to win others for $im#
When I see $is great desire to win me, I say, !Lord, remold me li)e that# 3a)e me have the
desire of salvation for others at any cost#" Than) (od $e went throgh# $e did not loo) bac)# $e
went right on#
,h, yo never need to be afraid of 8oining yorself to this *a&arene, for $e is always a =ing#
When $e was dying $e was a =ing# :es, if ever any man spo)e in tonges, @ess spo)e in tonges,
for there was no interpretation# 1nd if any man ever spo)e trth $e spo)e the trth when $e said, !It
is finished#"
Than) (od it is finished# 1nd I )now, becase it is finished, everything is mine# Than) (od,
everything is mine, things in heaven, things in earth, things nder the earth# $e is all power over all#
$e is in all# $e is throgh all# Than) (od $e is for all#
1nd I say to yo withot contradiction, that @ess has so mch more for yo than yo have any
conception# @st as the two sons of 2ebedee, did they )now what they as)ed6 Certainly, they had no
conception of their as)ing#
@ess said, !1re ye able to drin) of the cp that I shall drin) of and to be bapti&ed with the
baptism that I am bapti&ed with6 They say nto $im, We are able#" Were they able6 *o, bt it was
their heart# $ave a big heart5 $ave a big yes5 $ave a big !I will5" $ave a great desire thogh yo are
blind to what is to follow#
1nd they wondered what $e had# I believe that all believers want the same# 4id they drin)6
:es, $e said they wold# 4id they see $is baptism6 :es, $e said they wold# Bt they had no idea
what it meant, what the cp was#
Bt the cp was drn) to the dregs# :es, $is cp was different# Bt becase of $is cp, or
cp rnneth over# ,h, srely goodness and mercy shall follow thee# Thy cp shall rn over#
There may be many cps before the cp is fll# Bt oh, hallel8ah, any way, only let it be $is
will and $is way, not my way# ,h, for $is way only, and $is plan, $is will only#
I feel we have gotten very little ot of the sb8ect, bt oh, what shall we say6 What are we
going to do6 Brothers, let the mantle fall from $im on yo today# !If tho see me when I go, it shall
be#" 1nd .lisha )ept his eye on .li8ah# The mantle is to fall, my brotherB the mantle of power, the
mantle of blessing#
1nd I as) yo today, seeing that yo have this spirital revelation in the body, in the earthly
tabernacle, what are yo going to do6 If the body is yielded sfficiently till it becomes perfectly the
temple of the Spirit, then the flness will flow, and the life shall be yielded to yo, given to yo as
yo need#
3ay (od mold s all to believe it is possible this morning not only for the rivers bt the
mightiness of the e'panseless of that mighty ocean of $is to flow throgh s#
:o do as yo are led to do# The altar rail is before yo# *o pressre oght to be needed for
yo as yo see yor need before (od, and )now $e is here to spply yor need# Wherefore, why
shold we have to be entreated to see) the best of all when (od is waiting to give withot measre to
each and all#
4o as the Lord leads yo, and we will be still before $im to let $im direct yo in whatever
way#
(lad Tidings Tabernacle and Bible Training School San Francisco, California
Faith, 0art <, 1gst J,;><<
I believe the Lord wold be magnified and be pleased if we are to contine or sb8ect we
had yesterday morning from the eleventh chapter of $ebrews# I will read from the first verse+
*ow faith is the sbstance of things hoped for, the evidence of
things not seen# For by it the elders obtained a good report#
Throgh faith we nderstand that the worlds were framed by the
word of (od, so that things which are seen were not made of things
which do appear# By faith 1bel offered nto (od a more e'cellent
sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was
righteos, (od testifying of his gifts+ and by it he being dead yet
spea)eth# By faith .noch was translated that he shold not see
deathB and was not fond, becase (od had translated him+ for
before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased (od#
Bt withot faith it is impossible to please him+ for he that cometh
to (od mst believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them
that diligently see) him# By faith *oah, being warned of (od of
things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ar) to the
saving of his hoseB by the which he condemned the world, and
became heir of the righteosness which is by faith# By faith
1braham, when he was called to go ot into a place which he shold
after receive for an inheritance, obeyedB and he went ot, not
)nowing whither he went# By faith he so8orned in the land of
promise, as in a strange contry, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac
and @acob, the heirs with him of the same promise+ For he loo)ed
for a city which hath fondations, whose bilder and ma)er is (od#
$ebrews ;;+;9;D
I believe that there is only one way to all the treasres of (od, and it is the way of faith# There
is only one principle nderlying all the attribtes and all the beatitdes of the mighty ascension into
the glories of Christ, and it is by faith# 1ll the promises are :ea and 1men to them that believe# 1nd
(od wants this morning, by $is own way % for $e has a way and it never comes hman, it always
comes on divine principles, yo cannot )now (od by natre# :o get to )now (od by an open door of
grace# $e has made a way# It is a beatifl way, that all $is saints can enter in by that way and find
rest# The way is the way of faith, there isn-t any other way# If yo climb p any other way, yo cannot
wor) it ot#
There MareN several things that are coming before me from time to time, and I find that it is all
a failre withot its base is right on the roc) Christ @ess# $e is the only way, the trth, and the life#
Bt praise (od, $e is the trth, $e is the life, and $is Word is Spirit and life9giving# 1nd when we
nderstand it in its tre order to s we find that it is not only the Word of life bt it /ic)eneth, it
openeth, it filleth, it moveth, it changeth, and it brings s into a place where we dare to say, 1men5
:o )now, beloved, there is a lot in an 1men# :o )now yo never get bt still yo have an 1men
inside# There was sch a difference between 2acharias and 3ary# I find yo can have &eal withot
faith# 1nd I find yo can have any amont of things withot faith#
1s I loo)ed into the twelfth chapter of the 1cts of the apostles, I find that the people that were
waiting all night praying for 0eter to come ot of prison had &eal bt they had not faith# They were so
&ealos that they even gave themselves only to eat the nleavened bread, and went to prayer# 1nd it
seemed all the time that there was mch that cold be commended to s all this morning, bt there was
one thing missing# It was faith# :o will find that Rhoda had more faith than all the rest of them# When
the )noc) came at the door, she ran to it and the moment she heard 0eter-s voice she ran bac) again
with 8oy, saying, !0eter stood before the gate#"
1nd all the people said, !:o are mad# It isn-t so#" 1nd she made mention of what she saw#
There was no faith at all# Bt they said, !Well, (od has perhaps sent an angel#" Bt Rhoda said, !It is
0eter#" 1nd 0eter contined )noc)ing# 1nd they went and fond it was so# They had &eal bt no faith#
1nd I believe there is /ite a difference#
(od wants to bring s into an activity where we shall in a living way ta)e hold of (od on the
lines of solidity, that which rests and sees the plan of (od always#
2acharias and .li&abeth srely wanted a son, bt even when the angel came and told
2acharias he was fll of nbelief# 1nd the angel said, !Becase tho hast not believed, tho shalt be
dmb#"
Bt loo) at 3ary# When the angel came to 3ary, 3ary said, !###be it nto me according to thy
word#" 1nd it was the beginning of the 1men, and the presentation of the 1men was when she nrsed
@ess#
Believe that there can be a real 1men in yor life that can bring to pass# 1nd (od wants s
with the 1men that never )nows anything else than 1men, an inward 1men, a mighty moving 1men, a
(od9li)eness 1men# That which says, !It is," becase (od has spo)en# It cannot be otherwise# It is
impossible to be otherwise#
Beloved, I see all the plan of life where (od comes in and vindicates $is power, ma)es $is
presence felt# It is not by crying, nor groaning# It is becase we believe# 1nd yet, I have nothing to say
abot it# Sometimes it ta)es (od a long time to bring s throgh the groaning, crying, before we can
believe#
I )now this as clearly as anything, that no man in this place can change (od# :o cannot
change $im# There is a word in Finney-s lectres which is very good, and it says, !Can a man who is
fall of sin and all )inds of rin in his life, change (od when he comes ot to pray6" *o, it is
impossible# Bt as this man labors in prayer, and groans, and travails, becase his tremendos sin is
weighing him down, he becomes bro)en in the presence of (od, and when properly melted in the
perfect harmony with the divine plan of (od, then (od can wor) in that clay# $e cold not before#
0rayer changes hearts bt it never changes (od# (od is the same today and forever, fall of
love, fall of entreaty, fall of helpflness# 1lways in the presence of (od as yo come yo have what
yo come for# :o ta)e it away# :o can se it at yor disposal#
1nd there is nothing yo can find in the Scriptres where (od ever charges yo for what yo
have done with what $e has given yo# (od pbraids no man, bt yo can come and come again, and
(od is willing to give if yo believe#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !It is the living (od# It is the (od of power who
changes things, changes s# It is $e Who has formed s, not we orselves, and transformed s becase
it is $e Who comes in and ma)es the vessel ready for the immensity of its power wor)ing throgh s,
transforming s into $is will, $is plan, for $e delighteth in s#"
(od delighteth in s# When a man-s ways please the Lord, then $e ma)es all things to move
accordingly#
*ow we come to the Word, this blessed Word, this holy Word# I want to go to the Ath verse of
the ;;th MchapterN of $ebrews# We were dealing with the two first verses yesterday#
By faith .noch was translated that he shold not see deathB and was not fond, becase (od
had translated him+ for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased (od#
When I was in Sweden, the Lord wor)ed mightily there in a very blessed way % after one or
two addresses the leaders called me and they said, !We have heard very strange things abot yo, and
we wold li)e to )now whether they are tre becase we can see the doors are opening to yo# We
can see that (od is with yo, and (od is moving, and we )now that it will be a great blessing to
Sweden#"
!Well," I said, !what is it6"
!Well," they said, !we have heard from good athority that yo preach that yo have the
resrrection body#" When I was in France I had an interpreter that believed this thing, and I fond ot
after I had preached once or twice throgh the interpreter that she gave her own e'pressions# 1nd of
corse I did not )now bt I said, !*evertheless, I will tell yo what I really believe# If I had the
testimony of .noch I shold be off# I wold li)e it and I wold li)e to go# .vidently there is no one in
Sweden has it or they wold be off, becase the moment .noch had the testimony to please (od, off
he went#"
I pray that (od will so /ic)en or faith for we have a far way to go maybe before we are
ready# It was in the mind of (od, translation# Bt remember translation comes on the lines of holy
obedience and wal) with pleasre with a perfectness of (od# Wal)ing together with (od in the
Spirit# Some others have had toches of it# It is lovely, it is delightfl to thin) abot those moments as
we have wal)ed with (od and had commnion with $im, when or words were lifted, and we were
not made to ma)e them, bt (od made them#
,h, that smile of divine commnication which is trly of (od, where we spea) to $im in the
Spirit, and where the Spirit lifts and lifts and lifts, and ta)es s in# ,h, beloved, there is a place of
(od where (od can bring s in, and I pray that (od by $is Spirit, may move s so we will strive to
be where .noch was as he wal)ed with (od#
1s 0al divinely pts it by the Spirit, I don-t believe that any person in this place hasn-t an
open door into everything that is in the Scriptres# I believe the Scriptres are for s# 1nd in order
that we may apply or hearts to nderstand the trth I say, ,h, for an inroad of the mighty revoltion
of the hman heart to brea) it so that (od can plan afresh and ma)e all within s say, 1men5 What a
blessed e'perience it is trly#
There are two )inds of faith, (od wants to let s see# I am not spea)ing abot natral things
this morning bt divine things# There is a natral faith and there is a saving faith# The saving faith is
the gift of (od# 1ll people are born with the natral faith# Bt this spernatral faith is the gift of (od#
1nd yet there are limitations in this faith# Bt faith which has no limitation in (od, bring it to
s this morning in the <Ith chapter of the 1cts of the apostles# This is a very wonderfl chapter# I
want to define, or e'press, or bring into prominence this morning the difference between the natral
faith and this faith that I am going to read abot, beginning at the ;Ith verse+
Bt rise, and stand pon thy feet+ for I have appeared nto thee for
this prpose, to ma)e thee a minister and a witness both of these
things which tho hast seen, and of those things in the which I will
appear nto theeB 4elivering thee from the people, and from the
(entiles, nto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to
trn them from dar)ness to light, and from the power of Satan nto
(od, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance
among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me# 1cts <I+;I9
;H
Is that the faith of 0al6 *o, it is the faith which the $oly (host is giving# We may have very
mch of revelation of a divine plan of (od throgh the gifts in the Lord-s order, when $e spea)s to
me I will open ot on the gifts#
Bt beloved, I see here 8st a toch of the line of the gifts, where 0al, throgh the revelation,
and throgh the open door that was given to him on the way to 4amascs, saw he had the faith of
salvation# Then I notice as 1nanias laid his hands pon him, there came a power, the promise of the
$oly (host and filled this body#
1nd then I notice in that order of the Spirit, he wal)ed in the comfort of the $oly (host, which
is a wonderfl comfort# ,h, tell me if yo can, is there anything to compare to that which @ess said,
When $e comes !###he shall teach yo all things, and bring all things to yor remembrance###" C@ohn
;?+<IF# Srely this is a Comforter# Srely $e is the Comforter who can bring to or memory, to or
mind, all the things that $e said#
1nd all the way $e wor)ed is the divine plan of the Spirit to reveal nto s till every one of
s, withot e'ception, tastes of this angelic mighty toch of the heavenly as $e moves pon s#
,h, beloved, the baptism of the $oly (host is the essential mighty toch of revelation of the
wonders, for (od the $oly (host has no limitations on these lines# Bt when the sol is ready to enter
into $is life, there is a brea)ing p of fallow grond and a moving of the mists away, bringing s into
the perfect day of the light of (od#
1nd I say that 0al was moved pon by this power, and yet @ess said nto him, !1s yo go
yo will be changed, and in the changing I will ta)e yo from revelation to revelation, open door to
open door and the accomplishment will be as 3y faith is committed nto thee#"
,h, hallel8ah, there is saving faith# There is the gift of faith# It is the faith of @ess which
brings to s as we press in and on with (od, a place where we can always )now it is (od#
I want 8st to pt before yo this difference between or faith and the faith of @ess# ,r faith
comes to an end# 3ost people in this place have come to a place where they have said, !Lord, I can
go no frther# I have gone so far, now I can go no frther# I have sed all the faith I have, and I have
8st to stop now and wait#"
Well, brother, than) (od that we have this faith# Bt there is another faith# I remember one day
being in Lancashire, and going arond to see some sic) people# I was ta)en into a hose where there
was a yong woman lying on her bed, a very helpless case# It was a case where the reason had gone,
and many things were manifested there which were satanic, and I )new it#
She was only a yong woman, a beatifl child# Then the hsband /ite a yong man, came in
with a baby and he leaned over to )iss the wife# The moment he did she threw herself over on the
other side of the bed, 8st as a lnatic wold do, with no consciosness of the presence of the
hsband# That was very heart9brea)ing# 1nd then he too) the baby and pressed the baby-s lips to the
mother# 1gain another wild )ind of thing happened# So he said to a sister who was attending her,
!$ave yo anybody to help6" !,h," they said, !we have had everything#"
Bt I said, !$ave yo no spirital help6" 1nd her hsband stormed ot and said, !$elp6 :o
thin) that we believe in (od after we have had seven wee)s of no sleep, of maniac conditions6 :o
thin) that we believe (od6 :o are mista)en# :o have come to the wrong hose#"
1nd then a yong woman abot eighteen or so 8st grinned at me and passed ot of the door,
and that finished the whole bsiness# That broght me to a place of compassion for this woman that
something had to be done, did not matter what it was#
1nd then with my faith % oh, than) (od for the faith# I began to penetrate the heavens, and I
was soon ot of that hose I will tell yo, for I never saw a man get anything from (od who prayed on
the earth# If yo get anything from (od yo will have to pray into heaven for it is all there# If yo are
living on the earth and e'pect things from heaven it will never come# If yo want to toch the ideal
yo mst live in ideal principles# 1nd as I saw in the presence of (od the limitations of my faith,
there came another faith, a faith that cold not be denied, a faith that too) the promise, a faith that
believed (od-s Word# 1nd I came from that presence bac) again to earth, bt not the same man, nder
the same condition confronting me bt in the name of @ess, with a faith that cold sha)e hell and
move anything else#
I said, !Come ot of her in the name of @ess5" 1nd she rolled over and fell asleep and
wa)ened in forteen hors, perfectly sane and perfectly whole# ,h, there is faith# The faith that is in
me# 1nd @ess wants to bring s all this morning into a place in line with (od where we cease to be,
for (od mst have the right of way, of thoght, of prpose# (od mst have the way#
Beloved, I say there is a process on this line# .noch wal)ed with (od# That mst have been
all these hndreds of years as he was penetrating, and going throgh, and laying hold, and believing,
and seeing that he had gotten to sch cooperation and toch with (od that things moved on earth, and
was moving towards heaven# 1nd srely (od came for the last time#
It was not possible for him to stop any longer# ,h, hallel8ah5 1nd I believe that (od this
morning wants to so bring all of s into line with $is will that we may see signs, and wonders, and
divers miracles and gifts of the $oly (host# For this is a wonderfl day, the day of the $oly (host# It
is a blessed day# If yo wold as) me any time, !When wold yo have li)ed to come to earth6" @st
now5 ,h, yes, it sits me beatiflly to )now that the $oly (host can fill the body# @st to be a temple
of the Spirit5 @st to manifest the glory of (od5 Brother, it is trly an ideal smmit, and everyone can
reach ot their hand and (od will ta)e and lift s on#
For the heart that is longing this morning, (od ma)es the longing cry# Sometimes we have an
idea that there is some specialty in s that does it# *o, beloved# If yo have anything at all worth
having it is becase (od has love to give yo#
1ccording to the fifteenth chapter of First Corinthians everybody who dies % I see there is a
place where they have fallen short somehow to me# It can never appear as the right thing, as it is sown
in dishonor# Seems to be trly that (od will raise it in power, the same power (od wold raise it in
is the power that (od wants to )eep s in, so as we shold not be sown in dishonor#
I trly say that there is a plan of (od for this prpose, of this life# .noch wal)ed with (od#
(od wants to raise the conditions of saints to wal) with $im, and tal) with $im# I don-t want to bild
anything abot myself, bt it is trly tre if yo fond me otside of conversation with man, I am in
conversation with (od#
,ne thing (od has given to me from my yoth p, and I am so than)fl, (od has never given
me a taste or a relish for any boo) bt the Bible# 1nd I can say before (od, I have never read a boo)
bt the Bible, so I )now nothing abot boo)s# 1s I have peeped into boo)s I have seen in them 8st
one thing that good people said, !Well, that is a good boo)#" ,h, bt how mch better to get the Boo)
of boo)s which contains nothing bt (od# If a boo) is commended becase it has something abot
(od in it, how mch more shall the Word of (od be the food of the sol, the strengthening of the
believer, and the bilding p of the hman order of character with (od, so that all the time he is being
changed by the Spirit of the Lord from one state of glory into another#
This is the ideal principle of (od# I have a word to say abot those who have gone, becase
0al says, !It is better to go than to stop#" Bt oh, I am loo)ing forward, and hasting nto, and
believing the fact that $e is coming again#
1nd this hope in me brings me to the same place as the man of faith who loo)ed for a city
which hman hands had not made# There is a city which hman hands have not made, and by faith we
have a right to claim or position right along as we go, and to these glorios positions#
I will trn now from this fifth verse to the si'th, also a beatifl verse of $ebrews ;;+
Bt withot faith it is impossible to please him+ for he that cometh
to (od mst believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them
that diligently see) him# $ebrews ;;+I
I often thin) that we ma)e great failres on this line becase of an imperfect nderstanding of
$is Word# I can see it is impossible to please (od on any lines bt faith, for everything which is not
of faith is sin#
So (od wants s all to see this morning the plan of faith is the ideal and principle of (od#
1nd when I remember and )eep in my thoghts these beatifl words in the twelfth chapter of this
same epistle, it is wonderfl as I read this second verse+
Loo)ing nto @ess the athor and finisher of or faith####
$e is the athor of faith# @ess became the athor of faith# (od wor)ed the plan throgh $im
by forming the worlds, ma)ing everything that there was by the Word of $is power# @ess was the
Word, Christ# (od so manifested this power in the world, forming the worlds by the word of @ess#
I see that on this divine line of principle of (od, (od hath chosen $im and ordained $im, and
clothed $im, and made $im greater than all becase of one principle, and on this principle only#
Becase of the 8oy, it was the love of (od that gave# It was the 8oy of the Lord to save#
1nd becase of this e'ceeding, abndant 8oy of saving the whole world, $e became the athor
of a living faith# 1nd everyone in this place is changed by this faith from grace to grace# We become
divine inheritances of the promises, and we become the sbstance# We can become all and in all#
,ne ideal only, (od is wor)ing in this, this holy principle of faith# It is divine#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !It is (od installed throgh the flesh, /ic)ened by
$is Spirit, molded by $is will, till it is so in order, till (od-s Son cold not come withot we went
for $is life is in s#"
Than) (od for that interpretation# (od-s Son, this life, this faith, cold not move from the
glory withot I move from the earth# 1nd right in the heaven we shold meet#
This faith, this principle, this life, this inheritance, this trth, this eternal power wor)ing in s
mightily by $is Spirit5 ,h, than) (od for $is Word5 Live it, moved by $is Word#
We shall become flat, and anemic, and helpless withot this Word, dormant and so helpless to
ta)e hold# :o are not any good for anything apart from the Word# The Word is everything# The Word
has to become everything# When the heavens and the earth are melted away then we shall be as bright,
and brighter than the day, and going on to be consistent becase of the Word of (od#
,h, when we )now it is /ic), and powerfl, and sharper than any two9 edged sword,
dividing asnder sol and spirit, 8oints and marrow, and thoghts of the heart5 (od-s Word is li)e a
sword piercing throgh# Who cold have a stiff )nee if they believed in that Word6
The Word is so divinely appointed for s# Thin) abot it# $ow it severs the sol and the
spirit5 Ta)e it in# Thin) it ot# Wor) it ot# It is divine# See it, trth#
The sol which has all the animal, all the carnal, all the selfishness, all the evil things, than)
(od for the trth to the Word, that the sol will never inherit that place# The sol mst go from
whence it came# It is earthly, sensal# Bt the two9edged sword divides it so it shall have no power#
1nd over it, rling it, controlling it, bringing it always to death, is the Spirit of the life of @ess#
@ess pored ot $is sol nto death# Flesh and blood shall not inherit the )ingdom of heaven#
So I see it is necessary for s to have the Word of (od piercing even to dividing asnder sol and
spirit#
Then I notice the 8oints and marrow mst have the Word of (od to /ic)en the very marrow#
,h, how many people in 1stralia came to me with doble9crvatre of the spine, and instantly they
were healed, and made straight as I pt hands pon them# Bt no man is able, bt the divine Son of
(od and $is power moved pon these crvatres of the spine, and straightened them# ,h, the mighty
power of the Word of (od5
(od mst have s in these days so separated on every line as we proceed on the lines of (od,
and see that the Word of (od mst bring forth# 1s it destroys it brings forth# :o can never live if yo
have never been dead# :o mst die if yo want to live# It was the very death of @ess that raised $im
to the highest height of glory#
.very death9li)eness is a li)eness to the Son of (od# 1nd all the time the Word of (od mst
/ic)en, flow throgh, and move pon s till these ideals are in s, till we move in them, live in them#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !The living (od is lifting thee ot of thyself into
$imself#"
We mst be ta)en ot of the ordinary# We mst be broght into the e'traordinary# We mst live
in a glorios position, over the flesh and the devil, and everything of the world# (od has ordained s,
clothed s within, and manifested pon s $is glory that we may be the sons with promise, of Son9
li)eness to $im#
,h, what an ideal5 What a Savior5 What an ideal Savior5 1nd to be li)e $im5 ,h, yes, we can
be li)e $im# This is the ideal principle, (od to ma)e s li)e $im5
Then I see another trth# $e that cometh to (od % $ow do yo come to (od6 Where is (od6
Is $e in the ceiling6 In the elements6 Is $e in the air6 In the wind6 Where is (od6 $e that cometh to
(od % Where is $e6 (od is in yo# ,h, hallel8ah5 1nd yo will find the Spirit of the living (od in
yo, which is the prayer circle, which is the lifting power, which is the revelation element, which is
the divine power which lifts yo#
$e that cometh to (od is# $e is already in the place where the $oly (host ta)es the prayers
and swings them ot according to the mind of the Spirit# For who hath )nown the mind of Christ, or
who is able to ma)e intercession bt the mind of the Spirit of the living (od# $e ma)eth intercession#
Where is $e6 $e is in s#
,h, this baptism of the $oly (host is an inward presence of the personality of (od, which
lifts, prays, ta)es hold, lives in, with a tran/ility of peace and power that rests and says, !It is all
right#"
(od answers prayer becase the $oly (host prays and yor advocate is @ess, and the Father
the @dge of all# There $e is# Is it possible for any prayer to be missed on those lines6 Let s be sre
that we are in this place this morning#
!$e that cometh to (od mst believe that $e is, and that $e is a rewarder of them that
diligently see) $im#" 3st believe that (od is# :o cannot help it# :o mst believe $e is already in
the temple#
Bt some people have not yet entered into the e'perience becase they have never come ot#
Bt (od said to 1braham, !Come ot, Come ot#" 1nd if yo have never )nown the voice of (od to
come ot, yo may be a long time in the wilderness before yo come in#
*ow loo) at the ridiclosness of 1braham, that is the hman side# Loo) at it in verse H+ !By
faith 1braham, when he was called to go ot into a place which he shold after receive for an
inheritance, obeyedB and he went ot###" C$ebrews ;;+HF# What a silly man he was5
!###not )nowing whither he went#" Why, that was the very secret of power# .verything was
there# If there is anything that I )now which is worth )nowing, it is that which I don-t )now abot (od
which $e is always ma)ing me to )now#
There is something abot being after (od-s mind till we will be all the time what $e wants s
to be# (od has ordered it so# (od has planned it so# (od wills it# So (od has no other method or plan
of saving rined man e'cept by man#
1nd when man remains in the place which (od has called him ot, so that he can be a perfect
man, sbstitte of (od-s plan for the man, then the man will srely reach the attitde where (od has
said, !Come ot, for I have a place for thee and tho canst never reach the place withot 3e# Bt I am
willing that tho sholdst be for 3e that I may be for thee#"
,h, this (od of grace5 ,h, this willingness for (od to let s see $is face5 ,h, this longing of
my sol which cannot be satisfied withot more of (od5 ,h, it is this, more of (od I want5 I feel that I
am the yongest man in the world#
Withot (od does something I shold be an awfl failre# Bt srely $e will do it# $e has
broght s in that $e might ta)e s ot# 1nd (od will never leave s in an nfinished plane#
It is all divine order# 1s srely as @ess came, it is divine order that I shold come at this time
to San Francisco# There is nothing wrong in the plan of (od# It is all in perfect order# To thin) that
(od can ma)e a mista)e is the biggest blnder that a man ma)es in his life# (od ma)es no mista)es#
Bt when we are in the will of (od the plan wor)s ot admirably becase it is divine, thoght ot by
the almightiness of (od#
,h, beloved, have yo come ot yet6 :o say, !,t of what6" ,t of that yo )now yo didn-t
want to be in# Why shold I answer yor /estions when yo can answer them yorselves# It wold be
a waste of time# *o need of going on that line#
Bt (od )nows where yo are and where yo oght to be# 3any of yo heard the voice of
(od long ago, bt still yo have not obeyed# Will yo come ot6 (od says, !Come ot5" Bt yo say,
!Where shall I go to6 Where shall I come ot6" Come ot into (od5 7nto (od5 ,h, hallel8ah5
I wold li)e to say so many more things to yo this morning, bt I thin) it is 8st abot time to
come ot# It is sch a mista)e to hold on, hearing $is voice and not obeying# Bt oh, when we obey, it
is so sweet when we obey5 So I will cease at this time becase (od has something better probably
teaching yo in the Spirit as yo obey $is call, obey $is !Come ot#"
(od has something better for yo than I can tell yo# ,h, I say to yo, Come ot, and I will
leave yo to either sit still or come ot# 1men5
3essage given at (lad Tidings Tabernacle and Bible Training School San Francisco,
California
,r Inheritance 1gst ?,;><<
I believe the Lord wold be very pleased in $is leadings, this morning, to ta)e s to first
chapter of Second 0eter again, that we may see what the mind of the Lord is concerning s in that
chapter# I will read from the first verse+
Simon 0eter, a servant and an apostle of @ess Christ, to them that
have obtained li)e precios faith with s throgh the righteosness
of (od and or Savior @ess Christ+ (race and peace be mltiplied
nto yo throgh the )nowledge of (od, and of @ess or Lord,
1ccording as his divine power hath given nto s all things that
pertain nto life and godliness, throgh the )nowledge of him that
hath called s to glory and virte+ Whereby are given nto s
e'ceeding great and precios promisesB that by these ye might be
parta)ers of the divine natre, having escaped the corrption that
is in the world throgh lst# 1nd beside this, giving all diligence, add
to yor faith virteB and to virte )nowledgeB 1nd to )nowledge
temperanceB and to temperance patienceB and to patience
godlinessB 1nd to godliness brotherly )indnessB and to brotherly
)indness charity# For if these things be in yo, and abond, they
ma)e yo that ye shall neither be barren nor nfritfl in the
)nowledge of or Lord @ess Christ# < 0eter ;+;9H
I believe the Lord wants s to )now or inheritance this morning# :o )now there is sch a
thing as having something left to yo# For instance, many people ma)e wills, and they leave testators
to carry ot their wills# When the person is dead, very often those people who have had the property
left to them, never get it, becase of nfaithfl stewards, who have been left in charge#
Bt there is one will that has been left, and $e who made the whole will is or Lord @ess
Christ# 1fter $e was dead $e rose to carry ot $is own will# 1nd now we may have all that has been
left to s by $im, all the inheritances, all the blessings, all the power, all the life, and all the victory#
1ll the promises are ors becase $e is risen#
Becase $e is risen as a faithfl $igh 0riest, $e is here to help s this morning to nderstand
what it means by these divine principles that we have been reading# I pray (od that we may have a
clear )nowledge today of what (od means for s in these days, for $e has called s to great ban/ets,
and we mst always have a good appetite at the Lord-s ban/ets#
It is a serios thing to come to a ban/et of the Lord, and have an anemic stomach, something
that cannot ta)e anything# We mst have great appetites# We mst have longing desires# We mst have
very thirsty conditions, and hngry sols when we come to the Lord-s table# 1nd then we can have
what is laid p for s# We can be strengthened by the might of the power of (od in the inner man# 3ay
the Lord ta)e s into $is treasres now# Sppose we trn to the third verse+
1ccording as his divine power hath given nto s all things that
pertain nto life and godliness, throgh the )nowledge of him that
hath called s to glory and virte# < 0eter ;+J
We will find ot that the main staff of this portion of trth as it comes before s this morning,
will always be in the nfolding of the Christ# 1ll the flness is in $im# 1ll the glories srrond $im#
1ll the divine virte flows from $im#
1nd we mst nderstand that (od is bringing s into the place that we may nderstand what
$e means by !pertaining nto life and godliness, throgh the )nowledge of $im#"
*ow, this morning, (od has broght s from one step to another# I see the first days $e gave
s a glimpse of faith which was given to s# Then I noticed the ne't days $e gave s assrance of the
faith on the principles of the grondwor) of Christ being the fondation of all things# 1nd now the
Lord wants to show s how this virte can remain in s# We mst reach, we mst attain to this virte#
What is virte6 ,h, brother, sister, if I have to ta)e yo this morning into the virte, I mst let
yo )now that 0al toched these divine powers, becase he spea)s to s in the third chapter of
.phesians of that power# $e calls it the effectal wor)ing of the powers of (od, which is the $oly
(host, which is the divine infilling, which has to fill the whole body till the body is filled with life,
and virte, and grace, and power, and faith#
There are no limitations# $e is the e'ective of the )ingdom of heaven# $e has power in or
body as we open orselves to $im# $e has all fllness to display becase $e displays it on the
flness# $e has the measreless measre, as $e reveals $im to s as the measre#
So beloved, (od wants s to see this day that we mst nderstand, whatever it costs,
whatever it means, we mst have a personal incoming of this life of (od, this $oly (host, this divine
person#
1nd I want yo to thin) what it really means to receive the $oly (host# We are born again of
the incorrptible Word, which is Christ# It is an incorrptible Word# It liveth and abideth forever#
1nd we are born again of that incorrptible power# It is (od-s plan for s# It is a frther divine power
than the hman mind has ever been able to receive# We mst have a divine mind to ta)e in divine
things# We mst be made divine in order to nderstand all things which are divine#
We mst nderstand that this matter mst retrn into grace# We mst nderstand this body mst
be changed into a body as a temple of the Spirit# 1nd we mst nderstand that even the mind mst be
the mind of Christ# 1nd we mst nderstand that the very inner moving and crying mst be of the
divine plan, for (od has come to change s into the same image, into the same process of power#
@st as $e was in this world, so are we to be# @ohn clearly saw it# 1nd if we cold only ta)e
another step, and this step is an important step for s this morning# 1s $e is so are we# There is a step
frther# I find that (od has always, in order to encorage $is people, been spea)ing to them of the
ftre tense#
:o remember that @ess lived in the present tense, bt always spo)e in a ftre tense# 1nd
beloved, there is a ftre tense# Bt I believe we mst come now to the place of present tense#
Whatever (od has designed for man we mst claim it as now, and we shall always have greater
manifestations of power if we are living now instead of living ftre# Living in a now power, a now
blessing, a now (od, a now heaven, a now glory, a now virte#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !It is the Spirit that wor)eth in s all these divine
plans, that $e may bild s on the fondations of the living Word which liveth, which always
/ic)eneth, and moveth# Bilds high, higher, higher, into and with love# It is always in a higher sense
becase (od has no lower means#"
$e wants s to go higher and higher# ,h, for a heavenly sight this morning, a divine toch of
(od, of @ess# It is the divine toch5 ,ne toch of deity, one flash of light, one moment in the presence
of $im, one toch of infinite, and nited, it ma)es s mighty in a moment to see all things as $e sees
them#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !,h, it is that which (od hath for me, that I mst
never cease till I reach that which $e has for me, for I mst be for others as $e wants me to be#"
,h, this divine, this virte5 It is eminently real, and we have no sense of its presence, and that
is what I believe we oght to be in# There are so many things in the Scriptres that bring to my mind
these things# :o ta)e, for instance, the si'th chapter of the 1cts of the apostles, and yo see Stephen,
!1 man fll of faith and of the $oly (host#"
1nd yo ta)e Barnabas and read of him# Barnabas was a good man filled with the $oly (host
and faith# It seems to me that (od has a plan throgh holiness that yo cannot get into, that plan only
by holiness# It seems there is a pre place, a pre heart where it sees (od# There is a divine place of
prity, where the nclean never pt their feet#
Bt (od has a way, it is called the way of holiness, and $e can bring s into that place# $e
has a divine longing to bring s into that place where we hear the voice of (od, we see the form of
(od, we nderstand the way of (od, and we wal) in commnion with (od# These are the places
where divine virte flows#
,nce at a very late open air meeting, I was being pressed beyond measre, as it were# (od
was saving the people and I retrned home# ,h, the 8oy of pointing people to @ess5 ,h, the 8oy of
living in this life# There is a life which seems right to men, bt oh, it isn-t that life# There is a life
which is only ta)en in and lived ot, moved in by (od alone#
When I went home, they said to me, !1nt 3ary is going home, and 7ncle Sam wold li)e yo
to see her before she bids farewell#" I went down there, and not )nowing anything, only as it were,
!(oodbye#" ,nly I was impressed as I neared the bed to stretch ot my hand# ,h, that hand5 What
there is in a hand# What there is in a person by the power of (od no one can tell# We mst live in this,
that (od can see it throgh#
1s my hand toched her hand, the divine virte of heaven flowed throgh the death form
conditions, and broght her into perfect life, perfect as ever she was, instantaneosly broght bac)
from death into life, and 8oy, and peace# ,h brothers, there is a virte, there is a trth, (od mst
manifest $is power till everything we toch moves at the powers of (od# 0al )new it, the apostles
had a clear conception of it, @ess spo)e abot it# The woman felt it as she toched $im in the s)irts
of $is garment# The virte went throgh#
,h, if there is anything in the Scriptres that is moving me to nderstand, it is that there is a
transmitting condition, there is a power that goes throgh the hman body to another body# I see that it
is in perfect con8nction with the Scriptres that we lay hands on the sic), and they shall recover#
There is a trth in @ohn-s gospel % oh, sometimes I thin) we have never nderstood it, bt
maybe (od has revealed it to some of s, and I wold li)e to give it to yo this morning# @ohn-s
gospel has many wonderfl things to say to s# I will 8st trn to the third chapter of @ohn and I will
read from the eleventh verse+
Lerily, verily, I say nto thee, We spea) that we do )now, and
testify that we have seenB and ye receive not or witness# If I have
told yo earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I
tell yo of heavenly things 6 1nd no man hath ascended p to
heaven, bt he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man
which is in heaven# @ohn J+;;9;J
4o yo see there are three things there that we mst clearly nderstand this morning# It is a
privilege to everyone, a great trth# If I told yo earthly things, and yo cannot nderstand them,
spposing I tell yo heavenly things6 $e goes on, on this line of thoght# Spposing yo see the Son of
man retrn nto the place from whence $e came#
Bt here in this divine order, I wish yo to see a great principle# $e says, !If I have told yo
earthly things, and yo cannot nderstand them, how will yo nderstand if I tell yo heavenly
things6" $e says, !The Son of man cometh down, the Son of man is down, the Son of man is p#"
*ow, yo see that electric light there is only showing forth the brilliancy becase of the dynamo# It
has a receiver and transmitter# There yo have the na)ed wires, bt the power of the dynamo is
sending forth throgh those na)ed wires brilliancy#
I want yo to notice that in the glory there are all the powers of (od# .very man who is born
of (od is receiving life from (od# Inside the vessel is the bare wire with revelation, and all
illmination, and in order to )eep it perfect it is always retrning from whence it came# It cometh
down, it is down, and it is always the same# 1nd so is everyone who is born of (od# $e is )ept alive
by a power which he cannot see bt feel, which power is generated in the glory, and comes down into
earthen vessels, and is received bac) to the throne of (od#
1nd oh, all the time we are receiving and transmitting % 8st as we stop for a moment to
place or hands pon a needy case, the spernatral goes throgh the case, and brings forth life# So
(od wold have s )now that there is a divine glory, a divine virte, a perfect )nowledge, an inward
conception of an ideal which has always been made in the glory# The $oly (host is the great
incentive to s all# $e receives all $e disbrses all, and reechoes bac) the wonderfl manifestations,
after $e has had the call# So we mst have life in this glorios order of the Spirit, nited, illminated,
transformed all the time by this glorios regenerating power of the Spirit of life of (od#
3ay (od open the door for s this morning to see that it is for s all, sch a manifestation of
the life and of the power of (od, to be given s till there shall be neither barrenness nor
nfritflness, bt rather an nbending nto all $is will# ,h, hallel8ah5
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !It is that which (od has designed from the
beginning# It is no new thing# It is as old as (od# It lasts as long as eternity# We are, we shall be,
forever with $im# $e has created s for this prpose that we shold be the sons of (od with power,
with promise, with life, for all the world#"
Than) (od for that interpretation#
,h brothers, oh sisters, don-t tell me that we have got the flness# ,h, the flness of the Spirit,
an immeasrable measre5 ,h, don-t tell me there are any limitations of it# It comes in floods we
cannot contain# I drin) and drin) and drin) again, and still we yet are dry#
,h saints of (od, the more of this 8oy they get, the more they re/ire, the more they desire# It
is (od in yo that longs for all the flness of (od to come into yo, praise $is name# Bt we mst be
parta)ers of it#
I want yo to see this morning that there are two words here that are closely connected
together# Beatifl words, and they are fll of need for this moment for s# Let me read them+
!Throgh the )nowledge of $im that hath called s to glory and virte#"
1 lot of people have a great misnderstanding abot glory# (lory is always an e'pression#
Therefore there are of necessity three things that oght to ta)e place in the baptism# In the baptism it
was a necessity that the moving by the mighty rshing wind shold be made manifest in the pper
room# 1nd then it was also of importance that they shold be clothed with tonges as of fire# Then it
shold also be of importance that the body shold receive not only the fire bt also the rshing wind,
the personality of the Spirit in the wind# The divine order is in the wind, and all the manifestation of
the glory is in the wind#
*ow let me e'press it# :o see there is always this, the inward man receives the $oly (host
with great 8oy and blessedness, instantly# $e cannot e'press it# It is beyond $is e'pression# Then the
power of the Spirit, which is the Word % when yo spea) abot words yo say yo heard so many
words# I want yo to notice when the $oly (host is in the body this divine power, this personality,
this breath of (od, ta)es of the things of @ess, and tters them by this e'pressive wind and sends
forth as a river the tterances of the Spirit#
Then again, when the body is filled with 8oy, sometimes it is so ine'pressible, being thrown
on the canvas of the mind, the canvas of the mind has great power to move the operation of the tonge
to bring ot the very depths of the inward hearts, power, love, 8oy, to s# By the same process the
Spirit over all, which is the breath of (od, brings forth the manifestation of the glory#
Sometimes when (od spea)s there is always a glory, it always comes# 0eter spea)s here
abot being in the $oly 3ont, in Second 0eter ;+;I,;E+
For we have not followed cnningly devised fables, when we made
)nown nto yo the power and coming of or Lord @ess Christ,
bt were eyewitnesses of his ma8esty# For he received from (od
the Father honor and glory, when there came sch a voice to him
from the e'cellent glory####
Sometimes people wonder how it is and why it is that the $oly (host is always e'pressing
$imself in words# It cannot be otherwise# :o coldn-t nderstand it otherwise# :o cannot
nderstand (od by sha)ings, and yet sha)ings may be in perfect order sometimes# There isn-t any
manifestation of the body % yor sha)ings, yor rollings, yor 8mpings, and all )inds of things which
are allowed, are no manifestation of (od# ,nly the tterances are manifestations of (od# The others
may be so mi'ed with the flesh and the Spirit, it wold ta)e a great deal of divine intition and divine
revelation to discriminate between the Spirit and flesh in those things#
Bt yo can always tell when the Spirit moves, and brings forth the tterances# They are
always the tterances that shall magnify (od, and not waving of hands, not sha)ings of body# Bt the
$oly (host has a perfect plan# $e comes right throgh every man who is so filled, and brings divine
tterances that we may nderstand what the mind of the Lord is# 0erhaps I might ta)e yo to three
e'pressions in the Bible on this line# First of all I wold ta)e yo to the ninth verse of the si'teenth
0salm# :o notice all my addresses I give nto yo are on inspiration# There is no preconception of
things in my mind wor)ed ot for a meeting# I dare not do it# If I did it I wold get ot of the plan of
(od# I have to come to yo with the bare Word of (od, and e'pect the $oly (host to lighten it p#
I mst read into my heart the perfect law of liberty, bt if I came to yo with a fi'ed
arrangement of an address, the whole thing wold be as natral as me# Bt I cannot afford to be
natral# I can only afford to be spernatral now# I cannot afford to be anything less than being in the
$oly (host order#
If I trn to any other plan then I am losing the nction, the power, the revelation, of what (od
has# When I come into the presence of (od, $e does ta)e the things of the Spirit and reveals them to
me# ,r hearts are comforted and bilt p# 1nd there is no way to warm a heart more than by the heart
that first toched the flame# There mst be the heavenly fire brnings, inward movings#
We are born of the Spirit, and nothing bt the Spirit of (od can feed that spirital life# We
mst live in it, feed in it, wal) in it, tal) in it, sleep in it, hallel8ah5 We mst always be in the $oly
(host# !When I am awa)e, I am with thee# When I am asleep, my heart tal)eth#"
There is a place in the $oly (host for man where (od has him p in $is place, and he is lost
to every man, bt he is never lost to (od# (od can find him any time $e wants him# ,h, hallel8ah5
I want yo to trn to three Scriptres# I am now pon the glory I want to manifest today so that
we may not be deceived abot the glory# !Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory re8oiceth###"
C0salm ;I+>F#
*ow there is something that has made the re8oicing bring forth the glory# It was becase his
heart was glad# We will frther trn to the ;DHth 0salm, and that will bring another side of it, first
verse+ !, (od, my heart is fi'edB I will sing and give praise, even with my glory#"
So yo see, glory is a manifestation of langage# It is when the body is filled with the powers
of (od, then the only thing that can e'press the glory is the tonge# 1nd (od has given s the tonge
that we can e'press the glory, the glory of (od#
(lory is not halo# It is presence, and the presence always comes by the tonge which brings
forth the revelations of (od# :o find in 1cts also another side to this# We read in 1cts <+<A,<I+
For 4avid spea)eth concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always
before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I shold not be
moved+ Therefore did my heart re8oice, and my tonge was glad####
:o will always find that (od wor)s on these lines# (od first brings into s $is power, then
$e gives s verbal e'pressions by the same Spirit of the moving within s to bring the manifestation
ot of s 8st as it is within s# Therefore, !###ot of the abndance of the heart the moth spea)eth"
C3atthew ;<+J?F#
What is all this abot this morning6 I want yo to notice this, that virte and glory will be
ine'pressible conditions sometimes# :o will find ot that virte has to be transmitted, and yo will
find ot that glory has to be e'pressed# 1nd so (od, by filling s with the $oly (host, has broght
into s this which $e has in the glory, that ot of s may come forth that which $e has in the glory#
1nd everything $e has in the glory the $oly (host % the $oly (host nderstands the latest things,
and brings throgh the heart of a man that is filled with (od the latest thoght#
The world-s needs, or manifestations, revivals, all conditions, are first settled in heaven,
then wor)ed ot on the earth# So we mst be in toch with (od 1lmighty to bring ot on the face of
the earth all the things that (od has in the heavens# This is an ideal for s, and (od help s not to
forsa)e the sense of holy commnion, entering into the closet in privacy, that pblicly $e may
manifest $is glory#
We mst see the face of the Lord# We mst nderstand the wor)ings of the Lord# There are
things that (od says to me that I )now mst ta)e place# It doesn-t matter what people say# I have been
face to face with some of the most trying moments of men-s lives when it meant so mch to me if I
)ept the vision, and if I held fast to that which (od had said#
1 man mst be in an immovable condition# The voice of (od mst mean to him more than
what he sees, feels, or what people say# $e mst have an originality born in heaven, transmitted by
tonges, or e'pressed in some way# We mst bring heaven to earth# (od has s for that prpose#
Trn again to < 0eter ;+?+
Whereby are given nto s e'ceeding great and precios promises+
that by these ye might be parta)ers of the divine natre, having
escaped the corrption that is in the world throgh lst#"
We mst enter into this becase we have to be parta)ers of $is divine natre# Trn to the
eighth of Romans for one verse# There is a law there that (od wants s to nderstand, it is a law of
the Spirit of life# :o see, there are two laws, bt the law of the Spirit of life in Christ @ess is
different from the law of sin and death# ,ne is that which loo)s on the divine principles which ma)es
me )now that I am free#
*ow let me trn to that law of life of the Spirit, nto this Word for a moment# This same life
which is the law of the Spirit of life, mst bring s into the same attitde of being parta)ers of $is
divine natre# :o see, it is a divine life# I have two lives# I have a spirital life and I have a natral
life#
1nd I hope no one will ever be so foolish in this meeting as to believe the natral life is done
away with# :o will always have it as long as yo are here# It may be there for great advantages# For
instance, I than) (od for my natral life this morning which has moved me and helped me to dress
myself# I than) (od for the natral life which has broght s here# It is the natral body that broght
yor spirital perception into a holy meeting, and yor natral body is necessary to bring yo to a
place where yo can feed yor spirital desires#
Bt we mst nderstand the natral matter has only to play ot a certain plan, and it is always
to be for the advancement of the Spirit of the living (od to have control of or bodies# The spirital
life is so mighty in all its branches to bring to death the natral man till the man when it is broght to a
place of real death, the righteosness of the Spirit of the life of (od can so permeate the whole body
till the virtes of Christ are as mch in $is fingers as in $is hand# It is the divine life, the divine
virte of or Lord @ess Christ#
1nd then while we wal) abot it is trly tre that we have no desire for the world, becase
or desires are greater than the world# :o cannot fascinate a man of (od with gold, or hoses, or
lands# We see) a contry, a city which hands have not made, eternal in the heavens# 1nd if this mortal
body shall be pt off, the heavenly body shall be pt on# 1nd we are waiting and longing with an
e'pression, with an inward 8oy, with a great leap of life, waiting to 8mp into that#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !$e has designed the plan# $e has the nfolding of
the prpose# $e is the grander of the principles# $e lays the fondation of the spirital life,
/ic)ened always by $is own life, for $e is or life, and when $e shall appear we shall be li)e $im#
$e shall appear5"
Beloved, there is a longing in the sol, there is a travail in the spirit, there is a yielding of the
will, there is the blending of the life which only gives tterances as $e wishes# 1nd this morning, I
believe (od the $oly (host is bringing s to a longing for these tterances in the Spirit#
,h, this is a lovely verse# See, there is so mch depth in it for s# ,h, bt it is all real from
heaven# It is as divinely appointed for this meeting as when the $oly (host was pon 0eter, and $e
brings it ot for s# I will read it again for it is to me life, marrow# To me it is li)e the breath# It
moves me# I mst live in this grace#
!1ccording as his divine power," there it is again, !hath given nto s all things that pertain
nto life and godliness#" ,h, what wonderfl things $e has given s, !throgh the )nowledge of him
that hath called s to glory and virte#"
:o cannot get away from $im# $e is the center of all things# $e moves the earth, transforms
beings, can live in every mind, plan every thoght# ,h, $e is there all the time#
!Throgh the )nowledge of him that hath called s to glory and virte+ Whereby are given nto
s e'ceeding great and precios promises####"
The $oly (host has only langage % there is no langage on the earth, no man can form
langage, it ta)es the $oly (host to form langage# :o will find if yo go to the epistle, when 0al
has finished, he is fll of the might of the Spirit, the Spirit breathing throgh him# 1nd yet he comes to
a place where he feels he mst stop# For there are greater things than he can even tter only by the
oratory coming forth on the line of prayer# 0rayer, the breath of the 1lmighty breathing throgh the
hman sol# There $e breathes throgh 0al#
:o find in the last of .phesians J, three words which no hman man cold ever thin), no
hman man cold ever plan with pen and in), so mighty, so of (od when it spea)s abot being able to
do all things, greater things, more than yo can as), abndantly more, !e'ceeding abndantly above all
that we as) or thin)#"
The mighty (od of revelation throgh a man5 There the $oly (host gave these words of
grander to stir or hearts, to move or affections to transform s altogether# This is ideal5 This is
(od# Shall we teach them6 Shall we have them6 ,h, they are ors# Will they remain ors6 ,h,
brother, (od has never pt anything over on a pole yo cold not reach# (od has broght $is plan
down to man, and if we are prepared this morning, oh, what there is5
I feel sometimes we have 8st as mch as we can digest, yet there are sch divine nggets of
precios trth held before or hearts, so fll that it ma)es yo nderstand that there are yet heights,
and depths, and lengths, and breadths of the )nowledge of (od that (od hath laid p for s# ,h
brother, we might trly say,
!3y heavenly ban), my heavenly ban),
The hose of (od-s treasre and store#
I have plenty in here, I-m a real millionaire#"
(lory, it is all in here# *ever to be poverty strc) anymore# 1n inward )nowledge of an
nfolding of a greater ban) than ever the Rothchild-s or any other child ever )new abot# There it is
stored p, ngget pon ngget, weights of glory, e'pression of the contenance of the invisible Christ
to be seen#
(od is sha)ing the earth, and the fondations of all nationalities and ma)ing s all the time to
nderstand that there is a principle in the Scriptres that may bring to man that which frees him from
the natral order of every instittion, and brings him nto a place of holiness, righteosness, and
peace of (od which passeth all hman nderstanding# We mst toch it# We mst reach it# 0raise
(od5
,ne thing is certain# (od has broght s in on prpose to ta)e s on# (od has broght s here
this morning, and yo say, !$ow shall I be able to get all these things that are laid p for me6"
Brother, sister, I )now no other way# 1 bro)en and a contrite heart (od will not despise#
1 man said to me last night, !4on-t yo thin) I am bapti&ed with the $oly (host6" I said, !I
don-t )now anything abot yo#" !I am willing,"
he said, !for anything#" Then I )new he was not bapti&ed# I never saw a man willing for
everything and anything that got anything# The man that gets anything is the man who goes after one
thing# !,ne thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I see) after####" C0salm <E+?F# Whatever yo
want, ma)e it one thing and get it#
What do yo want this morning6 3a)e it one thing# :o )now better than I what yo want, and
(od )nows what yo want, and that one thing yo re/ire is for yo this morning# 3ay (od help yo
to move from yor seats where yo are and get that one thing# Set it in yor mind yo will )now this
morning the powers of the world to come, and yo will see, for trly when 4aniel set his mind to get
all the things which were provided, (od gave an abndance of other things which have not yet been
flfilled#
So I as) yo this morning one thing, !1s), and it shall be given yoB see), and ye shall findB
)noc), and it shall be opened nto yo+ For every one that as)eth receivethB and he that see)eth
findethB and to him that )noc)eth it shall be opened" C3atthew E+E,HF#
3ay (od help yo to ta)e yor own corse, to do as the Spirit leads yo, and we will leave
the meeting in the hands of (od#
3essage given at (lad Tidings Tabernacle and Bible Training School San Francisco,
California
,r Calling, 0art ;, 1gst ;H,;><<
I want to spea) to yo this morning from the forth chapter of .phesians# We will begin
reading from the first verse+
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech yo that ye wal)
worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness
and mee)ness, with longsffering, forbearing one another in loveB
.ndeavoring to )eep the nity of the Spirit in the bond of peace#
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope
of yor callingB ,ne Lord, one faith, one baptism, ,ne (od and
Father of all, who is above all, and throgh all, and in yo all# Bt
nto every one of s is given grace according to the measre of the
gift of Christ# Wherefore he saith, When he ascended p on high,
he led captivity captive, and gave gifts nto men# C*ow that he
ascended, what is it bt that he also descended first into the lower
parts of the earth6 $e that descended is the same also that
ascended p far above all heavens, that he might fill all things#F
1nd he gave some, apostlesB and some, prophetsB and some,
evangelistsB and some, pastors and teachersB For the perfecting of
the saints, for the wor) of the ministry, for the edifying of the body
of Christ+ Till we all come in the nity of the faith, and of the
)nowledge of the Son of (od, nto a perfect man, nto the
measre of the statre of the flness of Christ# .phesians ?+;9;J
Beloved, we have for several mornings been spea)ing concerning the gifts# 1nd I believe that
the Lord wold have s this morning frther consider another side of the gifts# I shall be more or less
spea)ing to preachers, and to those who desire to be preachers# I wold li)e to tter those same
words 0al tters in ; Corinthians ;?+A+
I wold that ye all spa)e with tonges, bt rather that ye
prophesied####
I believe there is no way to ma)e proclamation bt by the Spirit# 1nd I believe that they that
are sent are called and chosen of (od to be sent# 1nd so as we go forth into this chapter, I trst that
everyone will nderstand what his vocation is in the Spirit, and what the Lord demands of s as
preachers#
We shold be able in the face of (od and the presence of $is people to behave orselves so
comely and pleasing to the Lord that we always leave behind s a life of blessing and power withot
gendering strife#
It is a great choice to become a preacher of the (ospel, to handle the Word of life# We that
handle the Word of life oght to be well bilt on the lines of common sense, 8dgment, and not given
to anything which is contrary to the Word of (od# There shold be in s all the time sch deep
reverence towards (od and $is Word that nder all circmstances we wold not forfeit or
principles on the lines of faith that (od had revealed nto s by the trth#
Today I believe (od will show s how wonderfl we may be in the order of the Spirit for
(od wants s to be always in the Spirit so rightly dividing the Word of trth that all who hear it shall
be li)e strength to wea)ness# It shall bring oil to the trobled heart# It shall bring rest# The Word of
(od shall ma)e s )now that having done all we may stand in the trial# (od wold have s to )now
that there is strength by the power of the Spirit, of an e/ipment of character to bring s into li)e9
mindedness with the Lord# We mst )now to be bapti&ed in the $oly (host is to leave yor own life,
as it were, ot of all /estioningB leave yorself ot of all pleasing, and in the name of @ess come
into li)e9mindedness#
$ow $e pleased (od5 $ow $e broght heaven to earth, and all earth moved at the mightiness
of the presence of heaven in the midst# We mst see or vocation in the Spirit, for (od hath chosen s#
We mst remember that it is a great choice# Trning to the tenth chapter of Romans, we read+
1nd how shall they preach, e'cept they be sent6 ###$ow beatifl
are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad
tidings of good things5 Romans ;D+;A
We want to be sent# It is a great thing to be called of (od to preach the nsearchable riches of
Christ# :o have in this land, and we have in or land, men of note and of athority, who are loo)ed
to on the lines of socialistic problems# I often thin) that Lloyd (eorge has a wonderfl time bt not a
time li)e a preacher# $e only preaches of natral sorces bt the man who handles the Word of (od
preaches life immortality that swallows p life# When we come into this blessed life we )now we are
teaching principles and ideals which are for life eternal#
(od has given to s in the Spirit, and behold, we are spirital children today, and we mst
)now that we have to be spirital all the time# (od forbid that we shold ever be li)e the (alatian
chrch, after we have been in the Spirit, we cold come in the flesh# :o are allowed to go into the
Spirit bt yo are never allowed to come in the flesh after yo have been in the Spirit#
1nd so (od gives sch an idea of this high order in the Spirit that we may be moved by its
power to see how we may change strength and come into all the line of faith in (od# Let me trn to the
first verse of this wonderfl forth chapter of .phesians+
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech yo that ye wal)
worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called#
$ere is 0al in prison# If I can ta)e a word from anybody, I can ta)e it from anyone who is in
prison# I have never read a boo) bt the Bible, bt there are some things I have read ot of 0ilgrims
0rogress which have helped me very mch# It was when he was in prison that (od wa)ened him on
so many wonderfl lines of thoght# $ow 0al mst have read the Word right in the hearts of those
who came and went when he was bond with chains for two fll years# $e cold spea) abot a
flness, freedom, power, and 8oy althogh he was bond with chains#
3y brothers, there is something in the (ospel different from anything else# 1nd if these men
cold go throgh sch hardships % read the first epistle of 0eter and yo will see how they were
scattered# (od says that the world wasn-t worthy of sch material as (od was filling with $is power
that were in dens and caves of the earth#
,h, brother and sister, there have been some wonderfl gems passed throgh the world
toched by the 3aster-s hand# There have been some wonderfl men in the world who have caght
the glory as the rays have shone from $is lips by the power of $is e'pression# 1s they beheld $im
they have been fascinated with $im# 1nd I can fairly see as 0eter drew near the time of his departre,
as @ess said+
###When tho wast yong, tho girdedst thyself, and wal)edst
whither tho woldest+ bt when tho shalt be old, tho shalt
stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee
whither tho woldest not# @ohn <;+;H
1nd as 0eter drew near to the portals of glory, he wished to die with his head downwards#
3y word5 What grace incarnated in a hman cas)et that it shold have sch ideals of worship#
,h, beloved, (od is a real essence of 8oy to s in a time when it seems barrenness, when it
seems nothing can help s bt the light from heaven far above the brightness of the sn# Then that
toches yo, then that changes yo, and yo reali&e nothing is worthwhile bt that#
$ow he spea)s to s when he is in prison, abot !the vocation where9with ye are called, with
all lowliness and mee)ness" C.phesians ?+;,<F# $e spea)s nto the preacher# Let no person in this
place thin) that he cannot become a preacher# Let none thin) he cannot reach this ideal of lowliness
and mee)ness# (od can bring s there#
Some preachers get an idea that nobody oght to say a word till they are established# I li)e to
hear the bleating of the lambs# I li)e to hear the life of the yong believer# I li)e to hear something
coming right from heaven into the sol as they rise the first time with tears coming down their eyes,
telling of the love of @ess#
The $oly (host fell pon a yong man otside a chrch# $e went into the chrch where they
were all so sedate# If anything had to move in that chrch ot of the ordinary, my word5 It wold be
e'traordinary# 1nd this yong man with his flness of life and &eal for the 3aster got into e8aclating
and praising the Lord, and ma)ing manifest the 8oy of the Lord, and he distrbed the old saints#
1n old man one day was reading the 0salms /ietly# It toched a yong man sitting behind him
who was filled with the $oly (host# 1nd the yong man shoted, !(lory5" Said the old man, !4o yo
call that religion6"
The father of the yong man to whom we referred was one of the deacons of the chrch# The
other deacons got rond him and said, !:o mst tal) to yor boy, and give him to nderstand that he
has to wait till he is established before he manifests those things#"
So his father had a long tal) with the boy, and told him what the deacons said# !:o )now,"
he said, !I mst respect the deacons, and they have told me they won-t hate this thing# :o have to
wait till yo are established#"
1s they neared their home their horse made a fll stop# $e tried to ma)e it go forward and
bac) bt the horse wold not move for anything#
!What is p with the horse6" as)ed the father of the son# !Father," replied the boy, !this horse
has got established#"
I pray (od the $oly (host that we will not get established in that way# (od, loose s p from
these old, critical, long9faced, poisoned )ind of contenances, which haven-t seen daylight for many
days# They come into the sanctary and are in a terrible way# 3ay the Lord save 0entecost from going
to dry rot# :ea, deliver s from any line of sentimentality, anything which is not reality# For
remember, we mst have reality of spernatral /ic)ening till we are sane and active, and not in any
way dormant, bt filled with life, (od wor)ing in s mightily by $is Spirit#
We mst always be on the transforming position, not on the conforming condition, always
renewing the mind, always renovated by the mighty thoghts of (od, always being broght into line
with that which (od has said to s by the Spirit, !This is the way, wal) ye in it#" !Wal) in the Spirit,
and ye shall not flfill the lsts of the flesh#"
Lord, how shall we do it6 Can a man be mee) and lowly, and filled with 8oy6 4o they wor)
together6 !,t of the abndance of the heart the moth spea)eth#" The depths of (od come in, in
lowliness and mee)ness and ma)e the heart love# There is no heart can love li)e the heart that (od
has toched#
,h, that love that is made to love the sinner5 There is no love li)e it# I always feel I can spend
any time with the sinner# ,h, brother, there is a love which is (od-s love5 There is a love which only
comes by the principles of the Word of (od# !$e loved s and gave $imself for s#" When that
mee)ness and lowliness of mind ta)e hold, the preacher is moved by $is Creator to spea) from heart
to heart and move the people# For withot we are moved by an inward power and ideal of principles,
we are never worth# We mst have ideals which come from the throne of (od# We mst live in the
throne, live on the throne, and let $im be enthroned, and then $e will liftB s to the throne#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !,t of the depths $e has called s, into the heights
$e has broght s, nto the ttermost $e has saved s to ma)e s )ings and priests nto (od# For we
are $is property, $is own, $is loved ones# Therefore $e wants to clothe s pon, with the gifts of the
Spirit, and ma)e s worthy for $is ministry#"
(lory to (od5 Than) the Lord5
!With all lowliness and mee)ness, with longsffering, forbearing
one another in love" C.phesians ?+<F#
,h, how it is needed, !forbearing one another in love#" ,h, how this is contrary to hardness of
heartB how this is contrary to the evil powersB how this is contrary to the natral mind# It is a divine
revelation, and yo cannot forbear till yo )now how $e has been with yo in the same thing# It is
(od-s love toward yo that ma)es tender, compassionate love one toward another#
It is only the bro)en, contrite heart which has received the mar) of (od# It is only those in that
seclded place where $e spea)s to thee alone, and encorages thee when tho art down and ot, and
when no hand is stretched ot to thee, $e stretches ot $is hand with mercy and brings thee into a
place of compassion# 1nd now, yo cannot thin) evilB now yo cannot in any way act hard# (od has
broght yo into long9 sffering, with tenderness, with love#
,h, this love, brother5 3any a time my two brothers have been nder conviction and have
wept nder conviction as I have tried to bring them into the light# Bt p till now neither of them is in
the light# I believe (od will bring them#
In the chrch of (od, where a sol is on fire, )indled with the love of (od, there is a deeper
love between me and that brother than there is between me and my earthly brother# ,h, this love that I
am spea)ing abot is divine love, it is not hman love# It is higher than hman love, it is more devoted
to (od# It will not betray# It is tre in everything# :o can depend pon it# It won-t change its
character# It will be e'actly as $e wold act for yo will act with the same spirit, for as $e is so are
ye in this world#
1s yo rise into association with $im in the Spirit, as yo wal) with $im in the light as $e is
in the Light, then the fellowship becomes ni/e in all its plan# I pray (od that $e will help s to
nderstand it that we shall be able to pt off and pt on# We shall be able to be clothed pon as we
have never been, with another ma8estic toch, with another ideal of heaven#
*o one can love li)e (od# 1nd when $e ta)es s into this divine love we shall e'actly
nderstand this Word, this verse, for it is fll of entreaty, it is fll of passion and compassion, it has
every toch of @ess right in it# It is so lovely+
!With all lowliness and mee)ness, with longsffering, forbearing one another in love#"
Isn-t it glorios6 :o cannot find it anywhere else# :o cannot get these pictres in any place
yo go to# I challenge yo to go into any library in the world and find words coined or broght forth
li)e these words, withot they are copied from this Word# It isn-t in natre-s garden, it is in (od-s# It
is the Spirit e'plaining, for $e alone can e'plain this ideal of beatitdes# They are marvelos, they
are beatifl, they are fll of grander, they are (od-s# $allel8ah5
I hope yo are having a good time, for it is 8st filling me with new wine this morning# ,h, it
is lovely5
!.ndeavoring to )eep the nity of the Spirit in the bond of peace"
C.phesians ?+JF#
This is one of the main principles of this chapter# Beloved, let s )eep in mind this very
thoght today# I am spea)ing this morning, by the grace of (od, to the preacher# It shold never be
)nown that any preacher cased any distraction, or detraction, or any split, or disnion in a meeting#
The preacher has lost his nction and his glory if he ever stoops to anything that wold wea)en the
assembly in any way#
The greatest wea)ness of any preacher is to draw men to himself# It is a fascinating point, bt
yo mst be away from fascination# If yo don-t crcify yor !old man" on every line, yo are not
going into divine lines with (od# When they wanted to ma)e @ess )ing, $e withdrew $imself to
pray# Why6 It was a hman desire of the people# What did $e want6 $is =ingdom was a spirital
=ingdom# $e was to reign over demon powers# $e was to have power over the passions of hman
life# $e was to reign so spremely over everything which is earthly, that all the people might )now
$e was divine#
!Be not afraid to as), becase (od is on the throne waiting to
answer yor re/est#"
$e is or pattern, beloved# When they want to ma)e anything of s, $e will give yo grace to
refse it# The way to get ot is to find there is nothing in the earth which is worthy of $imB that there
is no one in the world who is able to nderstand bt $eB that everything will crmble to the dst and
become worthless# ,nly that which is divine will last#
.very time yo draw anyone to yorself it has a toch of earth# It does not spea) of the highest
realm of thoght of (od# There is something abot it which cannot bear the light of the Word of (od#
=eep men-s eyes off yo, bt get their eyes on the Lord# Live in the world withot a toch or taint of
any natral thing moving yo# Live high in the order and athority of (od, and see that everything is
bearing yo on to greater heights and depths and greater )nowledge of the love of (od#
:o will help any assembly yo go to, and everybody will get a blessing and will see how
mch richer they are becase yo broght them @ess# ,nly @ess5 1nd $e is too big for any assembly,
and $e is little enogh to fill every heart# We will always go on to learn of $im# Whatever we )now,
the )nowledge is so small to what $e has to give s# 1nd so (od-s plan for s in giving s @ess, is
all things, for all things consist in $im#
!1ll things were made by himB and withot him was not any thing
made that was made" C@ohn ;+JF#
!###in him we live, and move, and have or being###" C1cts ;E+<HF#
1nd when it is a spirital being and an activity of holiness, see how wonderflly we grow in
the Lord# ,h, it is 8st lovely5
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !:ea, it is the Lord $imself# $e comes forth
clothed pon to clothe thee in thy wea)ness, to strengthen thee in thy helplessness, to phold thee in
the limitation of thy )nowledge, to nfold the mysteries of the =ingdom in the dire straits where two
ways meet, and yo )now not where to go# $e says, GThis is the way#- When tho art in sch a
straitened place that no hand bt (od is able to lead thee ot, then $e comes to thee and says, GBe
strong and fear not, for I am with thee#-"
$allel8ah5 0raise the Lord of glory5 $e is the everlasting =ing, and will reign forever and
ever and ever# (lory5 (lory5 1men5
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !(od has spo)en and $e will ma)e it clear, for $e
is in the midst of thee to open ot thy mind and reveal nto thee all the mysteries of the =ingdom, for
the (od of grace is with thee# For (od is greater than all nto thee# $e is ma)ing thy way straight
before thee, for the Lord is $e that comforteth thee as $e comforted Israel, and will lead thee into $is
power, for $is right hand is with thee to )eep thee in all thy ways lest tho sholdst dash thy foot
against a stone, for the Lord will phold thee#"
$ow beatifl is the Scriptre coming to s this morning5 $ow lively it appears to s5 1nd
now we can nderstand something abot the forteenth chapter of First Corinthians+
###I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the nderstanding
also+ I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the
nderstanding also# Lerse ;A
So (od is bringing s right into the flness of the 0entecostal power as given in the first days#
(od wants s to )now that after we have been broght into this divine life with Christ, we are able to
spea) in the Spirit, and we are able to sing in the SpiritB we are able to spea) with the nderstanding,
and sing with the nderstanding also# 1h, hallel8ah this good day5
I thin) I oght to say a few more words concerning+ !.ndeavoring to )eep the nity of the
Spirit in the bond of peace" C.phesians ?+JF#
Beloved, I want yo, above all things, to remember that the chrch is one body# She has many
members, and we are all members of that one body# 1t any cost we mst not brea) p the body bt
rather )eep the body in perfect nity# *ever try to get the applase of the people by any natral thing#
:ors is a spirital wor)# :ors has to be a spirital breath# :or word has to be the Word of (od#
:or consel to the chrch has to be so that it cannot be gainsaid# :o have to have sch solid, holy
reverence on every line so that every time yo handle anybody yo handle them for (od, and yo
handle the chrch as the chrch of (od# By that means yo )eep the chrch bond together#
1s the chrch is bond together in one Spirit, they grow into that temple in the Lord, and they
all have one voice, one desire, and one plan# 1nd when they want sols saved, they are all of one
mind# I am spea)ing now abot spirital power# :o get them into the mind of the Spirit with Christ,
and all their desires will be the same desires of Christ the $ead# 1nd so nothing can brea) the chrch
on those lines#
1s preachers yo mst never try to save yorself on any line# :o mst always be above
mentioning a financial matter on yor side# 1lways before (od in the secret place mention yor need,
bt never bring it to an assemblyB if yo do, yo drop in the estimation of the assembly# :o are
allowed to tell any need belonging to the assembly or the chrch management, bt on a personal line
never refer to yorself on the platform#
If yo preach faith yo mst live it, and a man is not spposed to preach withot he preach a
living faith# 1nd he mst so impress it pon the people that they will always )now (od has ta)en s
on for a special plan, and that we are not ordinary men# 1fter we are called of (od and chosen for
$im, we are not again to have ordinary men-s plans# We oght to have ideals of (od only#
1nother thing which I thin) is perhaps more essential to yo than anything else+ yo preachers,
never drop into an assembly and say the Lord sent yo, becase sometimes the assembly has as mch
on as she can manage# Bt it is right for yo to get yor orders from heaven, and for (od to switch the
same order somewhere else that will ma)e the first call and yo will be dropping into the call# *ever
ma)e a call withot yo are really sent# Be sre yo are sent of (od#
Brothers, can yo be ot of (od-s will when yo hear $is voice6 !3y sheep hear 3y voice,
and they follow 3e#" ,h, that (od today shall help s by the mind of the Spirit to nderstand# I
believe (od has a message on fire# $e has men clothed by (od# $e has men sent by (od# Will yo be
the men6 Will yo be the women6
:o as), !Can I be the man6 Can I be the woman6" :es, (od says, !3any are called, bt few
are chosen#" 1re yo the chosen ones6 Those who desire to be chosen, will yo allow (od to choose
yo6 Then $e will pt $is hand pon yo# 1nd in the choice $e will give yo wisdom, $e will lead
yo forth, $e will stand by yo in the straitened corner, $e will lead yo every step of the way, for
the Lord-s anointed shall go forth and bring forth frit, and their frit shall remain#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !Behold, now is the day of decision# :ield now
while the moment of pressre by the presence of (od comes# :ield now and ma)e yor consecration
to (od#"
The altar is ready now for all who will obey#
3essage given at (lad Tidings Tabernacle and Bible Training School San Francisco,
California
,r Calling, 0art <, 1gst <<, ;><<
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !The Lord is that Spirit that moves in the
regenerated, and brings s to the place where fire can begin and brn, and separate, and transform,
and ma)e yo all )now that (od has made an inroad into every order# Becase we have to be divine,
spirital, changed, and on fire to catch all the rays of $is life, first, brning otB second, transformingB
and third, ma)ing yo fit to live or die#"
,h, than) (od for that interpretation#
I want to trn yor attention again to the forth chapter of .phesians, to contine or sb8ect of
last wee)# I will read from the first verse+
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech yo that ye wal)
worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness
and mee)ness, with longsffering, forbearing one another in loveB
.ndeavoring to )eep the nity of the Spirit in the bond of peace#
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope
of yor callingB ,ne Lord, one faith, one baptism# ,ne (od and
Father of all, who is above all, and throgh all, and in yo all# Bt
nto every one of s is given grace according to the measre of the
gift of Christ# Wherefore he saith, When he ascended p on high,
he led captivity captive, and gave gifts nto mm# C*ow that he
ascended, what is it bt that he also descended first into the lower
parts of the earth 6 $e that descended is the same also that
ascended p far above all heavens, that he might fill all things#F
1nd he gave some, apostlesB and some, prophetsB and some,
evangelistsB and some, pastors and teachersB For the perfecting of
the saints, for the wor) of the ministry, for the edifying of the body
of Christ+ Till we all come in the nity of the faith, and of the
)nowledge of the Son of (od, nto a perfect man, nto the
measre of the statre of the flness of Christ# .phesians ?+;9;J
I believe the Lord, this morning as on the last morning, especially wants me to emphasi&e facts
which will be a blessing and a strengthening to the preachers# If there is anything of importance it is to
the preachers becase (od mst have s in the place of bilding and edifying the Chrch# 1nd we
mst be in that order of the Spirit that (od can wor) throgh s for the needs of the Chrch#
1s it was only ot of the bro)enness of 0al-s life that blessing came forth, so it is ot of the
emptiness, and bro)enness, and yieldedness of or lives that (od can bring forth all $is glories
throgh s to others# 1nd as or brother said this morning on the platform, e'cept we pass on what we
receive we shall lose it# If we didn-t lose it, it wold become stagnant#
Lirte is always manifested throgh blessing which yo have passed on# *othing will be of
any importance to yo e'cept that which yo pass on to others# So (od wants s to be so in the order
of the Spirit that when $e brea)s pon s the alabaster bo' of ointments of $is precios anointing
which $e has for every child of $is, $e wants s to be filled with perfmes of holy incense that we
may be pored ot for others and that others may receive the graces of the Spirit, and all the chrch
may be edified# 1nd there shall never be )nown in (lad Tidings Tabernacle one dry day, bt there
shall always be freshness and life which ma)es all hearts brn together as yo )now the Lord has
tal)ed with yo once more#
We mst have this inward brning desire for more of (od# We mst not be at any stationary
point# We mst always have the highest power telescopes loo)ing and hasting nto that which (od
has called s to that $e may perfect that forever#
,h, what a blessed inheritance of the Spirit (od has for s in these days, that we shold be no
longer barren, nor nfritfl, bt rather filled with all flness, nlimited, increasing with all
increasings, with a measreless measre of the might of the Spirit in the inner man, so that we are
always li)e a great river pressing on and healing everything that it toches# ,h, let it be so today5
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !The Lord has awa)ened in s the divine toches
of $is spirital favor to ma)e s )now $e is here with all yo re/ire if yo are ready to ta)e it#"
Bt are we ready to ta)e it6 If we are, then (od can give s wonderfl things# We mst be
always in that hnger ready for every toch of (od# Last wee) yo remember we were dwelling on
verse three+ !.ndeavoring to )eep the nity of the Spirit in the bond of peace#"
It was a very precios word to s becase it meant that nder any circmstances we wold not
have or way bt (od-s way# We have it for the person and for the Chrch#
Whatever (od means s to be, $e means s to be peacema)ers# :es, love withot alloyB that
which, always at its own e'pense, goes to help another and pays the price for it# I shall not find a
Scriptre which will help me so mch on this line as 3atthew A+<J,<?+
Therefore if tho bring thy gift to the altar, and there
rememberest that thy brother hath aght against theeB Leave
there thy gift before the altar, and go thy wayB first be reconciled
to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift#
3ost Christians are satisfied with the first line of it, bt the second line is deeper# 3ost
people believe it is perfectly right if yo have offended another, to go to that one and say, !0lease
forgive me," and yo gain yor brother when yo ta)e that part# Bt this is a deeper sense+ !If tho###
rememberest that thy brother hath oght against thee," go forgive him his transgressions# It is so mch
deeper than getting yor own side right, to go and get their side right by forgiving them all they have
done#
That will be a stepping stone to very rich grace on the line of !)eeping the nity of the Spirit
in the bond of peace#" Someone says, !I cannot forgive her becase she did that, and the brother said
that# :o )now the brother didn-t recogni&e me at all# 1nd he has never smiled at me for at least si'
months#" 0oor thing5 (od help yo throgh evil report and good report# (od can ta)e s right throgh
if we get to the right side of grace#
3y brother, when yo get to the place of forgiving yor brother who hath oght against yo,
yo will find that is the greatest ideal of going on to perfection, and the Lord will help s !to )eep the
nity of the Spirit in the bond of peace#"
I li)e that !bond of peace#" It is an inward bond between yo and the child of (od# !Bond of
peace#" $allel8ah5 ,h, glory to (od5
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope
of yor calling# .phesians ?+?
We mst recogni&e there is only one body# It seems to me that (od wold at one time have
made sch an inroad into all nations on the lines of the trth throgh the 0lymoth brethren, if they had
only recogni&ed that there was more in the body than 8st the 0lymoth brethren# :o will never gain
interest withot yo see that in every chrch there will be a ncles which has as real a (od as yo
have#
It is only on these lines I believe that the longsffering of (od waiteth for the precios frit#
1nd the longsffering of (od is with the believers who have an idea that only those in (lad Tidings
$all are right, or those in ,a)land, or those in .ngland# It is all foolishness#
Fancy people sitting rond the table and rec)oning that that table is the only table# What abot
hndreds of people I )now who are sitting rond the table every day and ta)ing the bread and the
wine6 Brother, the body of Christ consists of all who are in Christ#
While we )now the $oly (host is the only power that can ta)e the Chrch p, we )now the
$oly (host will go with the Chrch# The Scriptres are very definite in saying that all that are
Christ-s at $is coming will be changed# It doesn-t seem to be that we can be all Christ-s withot
something is done, and (od will sweep away so many things which are spoiling things# We mst get
to perfect love, and we will see that (od can ma)e even those in Caesar-s hosehold or sols, glory
to (od5
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !It is the Spirit that 8oins s and ma)es s one# It is
the health of the Spirit that goes throgh the body that /ic)ens the body and ma)es it appear as one#"
,h, the body appearing as one body5 The same 8oy, the same peace, the same hope5 *o
division, all one in Christ5 What a body5 Who can ma)e a body li)e that6 Seems to me that this body
is made deep in the cross# $ndreds of people are carrying a cross on watch gard, or arond their
nec)s# I cold never carry a cross, $e has carried the cross, $e has borne the shame# I find right there
in that atoning blood there is cleansing and prifying, and ta)ing away every dross, and everything
that will mar the vessel, and $e is ma)ing a vessel nto honor fit for the 3aster-s se, 8oined p in
that body, one body#
Let s be carefl that we do not in any way defile the body becase (od is chastening the
body and fitly framing it and bringing it together# The body of Christ will rise# :o as), !$ow will it
rise6" It will rise in mil9lions, and billions, and trillions, more than any man can nmber# It will be a
perfect body#
,h, there is one body5 1h, it is a lovely body# I loo) at yo, I see yo# I loo) in yor faces and
I )now there is a closer association than one can tell or spea) abot# ,h, brother, there is something
deeper down in the spirit of the regenerated person when the dross of life and the flesh falls off#
,h, there will be a similitde, a li)eness, a perfection of holiness, of love5 ,h (od, ta)e away
the rdiments, the wea)nesses, all the depravities# !*ow ye are the body of Christ, and members in
particlar" C; Corinthians ;<+<EF#
I li)e the word, particlar, meaning to say there is 8st the right place for s# (od sees s in
that place# $e is ma)ing s fit in that place so that for all time we shall have a wonderfl place in that
body# 1h, it is so lovely5
,h, these e'hastless things5 Brothers, sisters, it isn-t the message, it is the heart# It isn-t the
heart, it is the Christ# It isn-t the Christ, it is the (od# It isn-t the (od, it is the whole Body# 4eeper
and more precios than we have any conception of5
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope
of yor calling# .phesians ?+?
I feel that (od wold have me say a word abot the calling# 3any people get called and they
have missed becase they are dll of hearing# There is something in the call, beloved# !3any are
called, bt few are chosen#" I want a big heart this morning to believe that all shall be chosen# :o
as), !Can it be so6" :es, beloved, it can, not few chosen, bt many chosen#
1nd how shall the choice be6 The choice is always yor choice first# :o will find that gifts
are yor choice first# :o will find that salvation is yor choice# (od has made it all bt yo have to
choose# 1nd so (od wants yo especially this morning to ma)e an inward call, to have a great
intercessory condition of beseeching the $oly ,ne to prepare yo for that wonderfl mystical Body#
Called5 Beloved, I )now some people have an idea Cand it is a great mista)eF, becase they
are not sccessfl in everything they toch, becase they have failed in so many things they have been
desiros to go forward in, becase they don-t seem to aspire in prayer as some, and perhaps don-t
enter into the flness of tonges, that there is no hope for them in this calling#
Satan comes and says, !Loo) at that blac) cataloge of helpless infirmities5 :o never e'pect
to be in that calling5" :es, yo can, brother5 (od has it in the Scriptres# ,h, my brother, it is the
wea)ness made strong5 It is the last that can be made first# What will ma)e the whole different6 When
we confess or helplessness# $e says $e feeds the hngry with good things, bt the satisfied $e sends
away empty#
If yo want to grow in grace and in the )nowledge of the grace of (od, get hngry enogh to
be fed, be thirsty enogh to cry, be bro)en enogh yo cannot have anything in the world withot $e
comes $imself# I was reading last night in my Bible, it was so lovely, !1nd (od shall wipe away all
tears from their eyes###" CRevelation <;+?F#
1h, yo say, that will be there# Than) (od there are two !theres#" $allel8ah5 Let (od do it
this morning# Let $im wipe away all tears# Let $im comfort thy heart# Let $im strengthen thy
wea)ness# Let $im case thee to come into the place of profit# Let $im help thee into the place (od
has chosen for thee, for !many are called, bt few are chosen#" Bt (od has a big choice#
$e is a big @ess5 If I cold measre $im I wold be very small# Bt I cannot measre $im,
and I )now $e is very large# I am glad I cannot measre @ess bt I am glad I can toch $im all the
same# The fifth verse+
,ne Lord, one faith, one baptism# .phesians ?+A
I mst toch the thoght of baptism this morning# We mst get away from the thoght of water
baptism when we are in the epistles# If water baptism is at all mentioned in any way, it is always
mentioned as a past tense# We mst always remember this, beloved, that while water baptism, in my
opinion, is essential, !$e that believeth, and is bapti&ed, shall be saved#" I woldn-t say for a moment
a man cold not be saved withot he was bapti&ed in water, becase it wold be contrary to
Scriptre# :et I see there is a blending# If we trn to the third chapter of @ohn-s gospel we find+
###.'cept a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter
into the )ingdom of (od# @ohn J+Ab
I believe (od wold have s to )now that we never oght to pt aside water baptism, bt
believe it is in perfect con8nction and in operation with the wor)ing of the Spirit that we may be
bried with $im#
Bt oh, the baptism in the $oly (host5 The baptism of fire5 The baptism of power5 The
baptism of oneness5 The baptism of association5 The baptism of commnion5 The baptism of the
Spirit of life which ta)es the man, sha)es him throgh, bilds him p, and ma)es him )now he is a
new creatre in the Spirit, worshipping (od in the Spirit#
If my preaching and the preaching of those who come on this platform emphasi&es the facts of
being bapti&ed with the $oly (host, and yo only have toches of it, if yo stop at that, yo will be
almost as thogh yo were missing the calling# @ohn said by the Spirit+
###$e that cometh after me is preferred before me#### @ohn ;+;A
I indeed bapti&e yo with water nto repentance+ bt he that
cometh after me is mightier them I### he shall bapti&e yo with the
$oly (host, and with fire# 3atthew J+;;
By all means if yo can tarry, yo oght to tarry# If yo have the Spirit-s power pon yo, go
into that room or somewhere else and never cease till (od finishes the wor)# ,tside the 0entecostal
chrch where there isn-t a revival spirit, and where people are not born again, yo will find the
chrch becomes dead, dry, and barren, and helpless# They enter into entertainments and all )inds of
teas# They live on a natral association and lose their grand, glorios hope#
I come to the 0entecostal chrch# Withot the 0entecostal chrch is having an increase on the
lines of salvation, withot it is having continos baptisms in the $oly (host, and a continos
pressre into the =ingdom, that chrch will become dry, l)ewarm, helpless, and yo will wonder
what chrch it is#
Bt every night if somebody rises p in testimony saying they received the $oly (host, and
others say, !,h, last night I was saved," that chrch is ripening# She will not flonder# She is ripening
for greater things, for (od will ta)e that chrch#
Beloved, yo are responsible for this, the platform is not responsible# The whole Chrch is
responsible to )eep this place on fire# If yo have come into this meeting, if yo are bapti&ed with the
$oly (host, withot an nction pon yo and ready so that yo feel li)e brsting into tonges, or
having a psalm, hymn, or some spirital song, withot yo have a tonge or interpretation, withot
something is ta)ing place on these lines yo have fallen from the grace of the 0entecostal position#
:o tal) abot a message# (od has given s a message this morning if yo dare hear it# We
dare say in the open air and everywhere that we are 0entecostal# If we are 0entecostal we shall be
Biblical 0entecostal# What is Biblical 0entecost6 It is fond in the forteenth chapter of First
Corinthians, <Ith verse+
$ow is it then, brethren6 when ye come together, every one of yo
hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tonge, hath a revelation,
hath an interpretation# Let all things be done nto edifying#
It is an in8nction for a 0entecostal continance in the Corinthian chrch# Spposing that was
the case of this 0entecostal chrch, it wold not be possible for sinners to come in withot being
saved, or for people coming in not having the baptism withot having a hnger and thirst to come into
that flness# It mst be so# (od mst bring s to a place where we have not a name, bt have the
position that brings the name#
$ow many of yo felt spea)ing in tonges as yo came into the room this morning6 0raise
(od, there are some# $ow many of yo have a psalm brning throgh yo and feel li)e rehearsing it in
the streets6 0raise (od, that is very well# $ow many of yo sng a hymn as yo came along6 0raise
the Lord, glory to (od5 :o are going on very well# Bt don-t yo see this is what we have to
contine# There has to be a continance of sch things#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !The hope of the Chrch is springing p of the
Spirit throgh the Word# Therefore, as many of yo as are living in the Spirit are ptting to death the
flesh# :o are /ic)ened by the Spirit and live in the realms of $is grace#"
0raise the Lord, it is the grace of or Lord @ess# $allel8ah5 We can sing, !I will never be
cross anymore#" Beloved, it is the most wonderfl thing on earth when (od toches yo with this new
life in the Spirit# ,h, then whether yo are on the streets, or roadways, or trains, it doesn-t matter
where, yo are in the Spirit, yo are ready to be caght p#
,h, beloved, here we are this morning, !one body," praise the Lord5 ,ne spirit, one baptism# I
am crying to (od for these meetings becase I believe (od can do a great thing in a moment when we
are all broght into line of the Spirit# It woldn-t srprise me whatever happened#
I have been in meetings for ten days when the attention has been on the gifts, and the people
have gotten so wor)ed p, as it were, in the Spirit that they felt something had to happen on a new line
else they coldn-t live# 1nd it has happened# I believe these and other meetings are bringing s to a
place of great e'pectancy#
!,ne Lord, one faith, one baptism" C.phesians ?+AF#
@st in the proportion that yo have the Spirit nfolding to yo, !,ne Lord, one faith, one
baptism," yo have the $oly (host so incarnated in yo bringing into yo a revelation of the Word#
*othing else can do it, for the Spirit gave the Word throgh @ess# @ess spo)e by the Spirit that was
in $im, $e being the Word# The Spirit broght ot all the Word of this life# Then we mst have the
Spirit#
If yo ta)e p @ohn-s gospel yo will find that when $e came it wasn-t to spea) abot $imself
bt to bring forth all $e said# @st as we have the measre of the Spirit, there will be no measre of
nbelief# We shall have faith# The Chrch will rise to the highest position when there is no schism in
the Body of the lines of nbelief# When we all, with one heart, and one faith, believe the Word as it is
spo)en, then signs, and wonders, and divers miracles will be manifested everywhere# ,ne accord+
!,ne Lord, one faith, one baptism#" $allel8ah5
The ne't verse I thin) probably is one of the primary verses of all+
,ne (od and Father of all, who is above all, and throgh all, and in
yo all# .phesians ?+I
If this spirital life be in s, we will find we have no fear# We wold have no nervos
debility, it wold vanish# .very time yo have fear, it is imperfect love# .very time yo have nervos
wea)nesses, yo will find it is a departing from an inner circle of tre faith in (od# We read in ; @ohn
?+;H+
There is no fear in loveB bt perfect love casteth ot fear+ becase
fear hath torment# $e that feareth is not made perfect in love#
Then yo can get a very good word in the si'teenth verse of the same chapter+
###(od is loveB and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in (od, and
(od in him#
Where is the man6 $e is swallowed p in (od# 1nd when (od ta)es hold of s on these lines
it is remar)able to see we are encircled and overshadowed by $im#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !I feel we mst magnify the Lord in the Spirit#"
When the believer sees that (od is over all, ta)e a real glance at that# Thin) abot (od being
throgh all# See if any satanic powers can wor) against yo# Bt 8st thin) abot another stepB $e is in
yo all# $ow can the devil have a chance with the body when (od is !in yo all"6 $allel8ah5 (lory5
4on-t yo see the grondwor), the great base, the roc) of the principles of these Scriptres,
how they ma)e s )now that we are not barren, we cannot be nfritfl, bt we mst always be
abonding and in the 8oy of the Lord# We lac) becase we are short of trth#
When this trth of (od lays hold the man, he is no longer a man# What is he6 $e is a divine
constrction# $e has a new perception of the ideals of (od# $e has a new measrement# *ow he sees
(od is over all things# *ow he sees that (od is throgh all things# The whole world can 8oin in a
leage of nations, they can do as they li)e, bt the Word of (od abideth forever#
!In yo all#" Thin) of that, (od is in yo all# Who is (od6 Who is the $oly Spirit6 Who is
@ess6 Is it possible to have any conception of the mightiness of the power of (od6 1nd yet yo ta)e
the thoghts of @ess and see that all the embodiment of the flness was right in $im# 1nd I have $im#
I have the $oly (host also which is as great in e/ality for those three are one, and 8oined e/ally in
power# They never twaddle on their conditions bt are perfectly one#
When the Spirit comes in the body, how many are there in the body6 :o have @ess already#
When yo are bapti&ed yo have the $oly (host# 1nd now (od is in yo all# $allel8ah5 Tal) abot
Samson carrying the gates, if yo )now yor position yo will ta)e both the city and the gates# (o in
and possess every part of the land, for srely there is a land of gladness, a land of pleasre, a land of
peace#
1nd remember, brothersB when the $oly (host gets an end of s, and we 8st tter the Spirit-s
power and the Spirit-s words, we find ot it is always more and more and more# ,h, yes, we will
magnify the Lord on all these lines# If we don-t the stones will begin to cry ot against s#
Bt nto every one of s is given grace according to the measre of
the gift of Christ# .phesians ?+E
This is a great smming p# ,h, brother, I wish yo to see @ess this morning becase if we
don-t see $im we miss a great deal# (race and gifts are e/ally abonding there# It is as yo set yor
strength on @ess, it is as yo allow the $oly (host to penetrate every thoght bringing always on the
canvas of the mind a perfect pictre of holiness, prity, righteosness, that yo enter into $im and
become entitled to all the riches of (od#
$ow do yo measre p this morning6 (od gives a measre# ,h, this is a lovely word+
Bt nto every one of s is given grace according to the measre of
the gift of Christ# .phesians ?+E
I )now that salvation, while it is a perfect wor), is an inslation which may have any amont
of volts behind it# In the time when they laid bare wires, when they were getting electric power from
*iagara, they tell me there was a city whose lights sddenly went ot# Following the wires they came
to a place where a cat had gotten on the wires, and the lights were stopped# I find that the dynamo of
heaven can be stopped with a less thing than a cat# 1n impre thoght across the mind stops the
circlation# 1n act stops the growth of the believer# I li)e $ebrews ?+;<+
For the word of (od is /ic), and powerfl, and sharper than any
two9edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asnder of sol and
spirit, and of the 8oints and marrow, and is a discerner of the
thoghts and intents of the heart#
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that e'alteth itself
against the )nowledge of (od, and bringing into captivity every
thoght to the obedience of Christ#
So I find if I am going to have all the revelations of @ess broght to me, I am going to attain to
all that (od has for me throgh a pre heart, a clean heart, right thoghts, and an inward affection
towards $im# Then heaven brsts throgh my hman frame, and all the rays of heaven flow throgh
my body# $allel8ah5 3y word, it is lovely5
The measre of the gift of Christ remains with yo# I cannot go on with inspiration withot I
am going on with (od in perfection# I cannot )now the mind of the natral and the mysteries of the
hidden things with (od withot I have power to penetrate everything between me and heaven# 1nd
there is nothing goes throgh bt a pre heart, for the pre in heart shall see (od#
,h, it is lovely5 1nd I see that the pre heart can come into sch closeness with (od that the
graces are so enriched, and the measre of Christ becomes so increased that yo )now yo are going
on to possess all things#
*othing comes p in my mind so beatifl as a sol 8st developing in their first love to want
to preach to all people# In Revelation, one chrch is reproved for having lost its first love# 1nd I
believe that (od wold have s to )now that this first love, the great love which @ess gives s with
which to love others, is the primary stepping stone to all these things that we had this morning# I don-t
)now whether there is sch a one here who has never lost that first love#
The preacher, I love him# The yong man I love# ,h, how I love the yoth who is developing
in his character and longing to become a preacher# If yo as) me if I have a choice in my whole life, I
say, yes, I have a choice for a yong preacher# I love them# (od has perfect positions of development
for the preacher#
The yong preacher may have greater inward longings to get people saved than he has power
over his depravities# 1nd they are hindered in their prsit into this grander of (od# I want to ta)e
yo to a place where there is wonderfl safety and secrity#
(od will ta)e into captivity him who is captive to wea)nesses, and to failres, and to the
power of Satan which has interfered with the yong or old life that is longing to preach the glories of
Christ# (od will ta)e him into captivity if he will let $im for (od has gifts for him# $e ta)es the
captive into captivity and srronds him, )eeps him, chastens him, prifies him, cleanses him, washes
him# 1nd $e is ma)ing prophets of sch, and apostles of sch, and evangelists of sch#
(od has never been able to ma)e goodness only ot of helplessness lest we shold glorify
throgh the flesh# (od destroys every line of flesh that no flesh can glory in $is sight# If we have any
glory, we will glory in the Lord#
4o yo want to be preachers6 *ay, verily, I )now yo do# There isn-t a child in this place
who does not want to bear the glad tidings#
###$ow beatifl are the feet of them that preach the gospel of
peace, and bring glad tidings of good things5 Romans ;D+;A
,h, glad tidings5 What does it mean6 .ternal salvation# :o tal) abot gold mines, and
diamonds, and precios stones5 ,h, my brother, to save one sol from death5 ,h, to be the means of
saving many5 (od has for s a richer treasre than we have any idea of# 4on-t say yo cannot reach it,
brother, sister# *ever loo) at yorself, get a great vision of the 3aster# Let $is love so penetrate yo
that yo will absoltely ma)e everything death bt $im# 1nd as yo see $im in $is glory, yo will
see how (od can ta)e yo#
I believe that there are many in this place that (od is ta)ing hold of this morning# 3y brother,
don-t fail (od, bt by the measre of faith in Christ let yor hand be otstretched, let yor eye be
fi'ed with an eternal fi'edness, let an inward passion grip yo with the same &eal that too) the Lord#
1nd let yor mind forget all the past, come into li)e9mindedness with @ess and let $im clothe yo#
Wherefore he saith, When he ascended p on high, he led captivity
captive, and gave gifts nto men# .phesians ?+H
$e has gifts for men# :o as), what )ind of men6 Rebels also# 4id they desire to be rebels6
*o# Sometimes there are transgressions who brea) or hearts and ma)e s groan and travail# Was it
or desire6 *o# (od loo)s right throgh the very canvas of yor whole life history, and $e has set
$is mind pon yo# I wold li)e yo preachers to )now+
###.ye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the
heart of man, the things which (od hath prepared for them that
love him# ; Corinthians <+>
:or wea)ness has to be riddled throgh li)e the chaff before the wind, and every corn shall
bring forth pre grain after (od-s mind# So the fire will brn as an oven, and bm p the stbble, bt
the wheat shall be gathered into the garner, the treasry of the most $igh (od, and $e $imself shall
lay hold of s#
What is it for6 The perfecting of the saints# ,h, to thin) that that bro)enness of thine is to be so
made li)e $im, that wea)ness of thine to be made so strong li)e $im5 Tho hast to bear the image of
the Lord in every iota# We have to have the mind of Christ in perfection, in beaty#
Beloved, don-t fail and shrivel becase of the hand of (od pon thee, bt thin) that (od mst
prify thee for the perfecting of the saints# ,h, @ess will help s this morning# ,h, beloved, what are
yo going to do with this golden opportnity, with this inward pressre of a cry of (od in thy sol6
1re yo going to let others be crowned, and yo lose the crown6 1re yo willing to be broght into
captivity today for (od6
Lerily, this morning mst decide some things# If yo are not bapti&ed yo mst see) the
baptism of the Spirit of (od# 1nd if there is anything which has marred the frit, or interfered with all
$is plan, I beseech yo this morning to let the blood so cover, let the anointing of Christ so come, let
the vision of Christ so be seen that yo will have a measre that shall ta)e all that (od has for yo#
3essage given at (lad Tidings Tabernacle and Bible Training School San Francisco,
California
:e 1re ,r .pistle, 1gst <J, ;><<
I want to read to yo this morning the third chapter of Second Corinthians+
4o we begin again to commend orselves6 or need we, as some
others, epistles of commendation to yo, or letters of
commendation from yo 6 We are or epistle written in or hearts,
)nown and read of all men+ Forasmch as ye are manifestly
declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by s, written not
with in), bt with the Spirit of the living (odB not in tables of
stone, bt in fleshy tables of the heart# 1nd sch trst have we
throgh Christ to (od9ward+ *ot that we are sfficient of
orselves to thin) any thing as of orselvesB bt or sfficiency is
of (odB Who also hath made s able ministers of the new
testamentB not of the letter, bt of the spirit+ for the letter )illeth,
bt the spirit giveth life# Bt if the ministration of death, written
and engraven in stones, was glorios, so that the children of Israel
cold not stedfastly behold the face of 3oses for the glory of his
contenanceB which glory was to be done away+ $ow shall not the
ministration of the spirit be rather glorios 6 For if the ministration
of condemnation be glory, mch more doth the ministration of
righteosness e'ceed in glory# For even that which was made
glorios had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that
e'celleth# For if that which is done away was glorios, mch more
that which remaineth is glorios# Seeing then that we have sch
hope, we se great plainness of speech+ 1nd not as 3oses, which
pt a vail over his face, that the children Israel cold not stedfastly
loo) to the end of that which is abolished+ Bt their minds were
blinded+ for ntil this day remaineth the same vail nta)en away in
the reading of the old testamentB which vail is done away in Christ#
Bt even nto this day, when 3oses is read, the vail is pon their
heart# *evertheless when it shall trn to the Lord, the vail shall be
ta)en away# *ow the Lord is that Spirit+ and where the Spirit of
the Lord is, there is liberty# Bt we all, with open face beholding as
in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image
from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord# < Corinthians
J+;9;H
We have this morning one of those high water mar)s of very deep things of (od in the Spirit# I
believe the Lord will reveal to s these trths as or hearts are open and responsive to the Spirit-s
leadings#
Bt let not any man thin) he shall receive anything of the Lord only on the lines of a spirital
revelation, for there is nothing that will profit yo, or bring yo to a place of blessing e'cept that
which denonces or brings to death the natral order that the spernatral plan of (od may be in
perfect order in yo#
The Lord of hosts camps rond abot s this morning, with songs of deliverance that we may
see face to face the glories of $is grace in a new way, for (od hath not broght s into cnningly
devised fables bt in these days $e is rolling away the mists and clods, and every difficlty that we
may nderstand the mind and will of (od#
If we are going to catch the best of (od, there mst be in this meeting a spirital desire, the
open ear, the nderstanding heart# The vail mst be lifted# We mst see the Lord in that perfectness of
being glorified in the midst of s# 1s we enter into these things of the Spirit we mst clearly see that
we are not going to be able to nderstand these mysteries that (od is nfolding to s, only on the lines
of being filled with the Spirit# .ven when these special meetings close, the pastor and everybody else
will find that we mst all the time grow in grace# We mst see that (od has nothing for s on the old
lines# The new plan, the new revelation, the new victories are before s# The grond mst be gained,
spernatral things mst be attained# 1ll carnal things, and evil powers, and spirital wic)edness in
high places mst be dethroned# We mst come into the line of the Spirit by the will of (od in these
days#
Let s 8st trn to the Word which is so beatifl and so e'pressive in so many ways#
4o we begin again to commend orselves6 or need we, as some
others, epistles of commendation to yo, or letters of
commendation from yo6 : are or epistle written in or hearts,e
)nown and read of all men+ Forasmch as ye are manifestly
declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by s, written not
with in), bt with the Spirit of the living (odB not in tables of
stone, bt in fleshy tables of the heart# 1nd sch trst have we
throgh Christ to (od9ward# < Corinthians J+;9?
I want this morning to dwell pon these words for a short time+ !Forasmch as ye are
manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ#"
What an ideal position that now the sons of (od are being manifestedB now the glory is being
seenB now the Word of (od is becoming an e'pressed prpose in life till the life has ceased and the
Word has begn to live in them#
$ow trly this position was in the life of 0al when he came to a clima' when he said+ !I am
crcified with Christ+ nevertheless I liveB yet not I, bt Christ liveth in me+ and the life which I now
live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of (od, who loved me, and gave himself for me"
C(alatians <+<DF#
$ow can Christ live in yo6 There is no way for Christ to live in yo only by the manifested
Word in yo, throgh yo, manifestly declaring every day that yo are a living epistle of the Word of
(od# Beloved, (od wold have s to see that no man is perfected or e/ipped on any lines only as
the living Word abides in $im#
It is the living Christ, it is the divine li)eness to (od, it is the e'press image of $im, and the
Word is the only factor that wor)s ot in yo and brings forth these glories of identification between
yo and Christ# It is the Word dwelling in yor hearts, richly by faith#
We may begin at (enesis, go right throgh the 0entatech, and the other Scriptres, and be
able to rehearse them, bt withot they are a living factor within s, they will be a dead letter#
.verything that comes to s mst be /ic)ened by the Spirit# !The letter )illeth, bt the Spirit giveth
life#"
We mst have life in everything# Who )nows how to pray bt as the Spirit prayeth6 What )ind
of prayer does the Spirit pray6 The Spirit always brings to yor remembrance the mind of the
Scriptres, and brings forth all yor cry and yor need better than yor words# The Spirit always
ta)es the Word of (od and brings yor heart, and mind, and sol, and cry, and need into the presence
of (od#
So we are not able to pray only as the Spirit prays, and the Spirit only prays according to the
will of (od, and the will of (od is all in the Word of (od# *o man is able to spea) according to the
mind of (od and bring forth the deep things of (od ot of his own mind# The following Scriptre
rightly divides the Word of trth+
Forasmch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ
ministered by s, written not with in), bt with the Spirit of the
living (odB not in tables of stone, bt in fleshly tables of the heart#
< Corinthians J+J
(od help s to nderstand this, for it is ot of the heart that all things proceed# When we have
entered in with (od into the mind of the Spirit, we will find (od ravishes or hearts#
4o ye thin) that the scriptre saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth
in s lsteth to envy 6 @ames ?+A
I have been pondering over that for years, bt now I can see that the $oly (host so graciosly,
so e'travagantly, pts everything to one side that $e may ravish or hearts with a great inward cry
after @ess# The $oly Spirit !lsteth to envy" for yo to have all the divine will of (od in Christ @ess
right in yor hearts#
When I spea) abot the !fleshly tables of the heart," I mean the inward love# *othing is so
sweet to me as to )now that the heart yearns with compassion# .yes may see, ears may hear, bt yo
may be immovable on those two lines withot yo have an inward cry where !deep calleth nto
deep#"
When (od gets into the depths of or hearts, $e prifies every intention of the thoghts and the
8oys# We are told in the Word it is 8oy nspea)able and fll of glory#
Beloved, it is trth that the commandments were written on tables of stone# 3oses, li)e a great
big, loving father over Israel, had a heart fll of 8oy becase (od had showed him a plan where Israel
cold be made to parta)e of great things throgh these commandments# Bt (od says, !*ot in tables of
stone," which made the face of 3oses to shine with great 8oy# 4eeper than that, more wonderfl than
that+ the commandments in or heartsB the deep love of (od in or hearts, the deep movings of eternity
rolling in and bringing (od in# $allel8ah5
,h, beloved, let (od the $oly (host have $is way today in so nfolding to s all the
granders of $is glory#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !The Spirit, $e $imself, it is $e, that wa)eth thee
morning by morning and nfolds nto thee in thy heart, tenderness, compassion and love towards thy
3a)er till tho dost weep before $im and say to $im, in the spirit, GTho art mine5 Tho art mine5-"
:es, $e is mine5 Beloved, $e is mine5
!1nd sch trst have we throgh Christ to (od9ward+
!*ot that we are sfficient of orselves to thin) any thing as of orselvesB bt or sfficiency
is of (od#" Cvv# ?,AF#
1h, it is lovely5 Those verses are to )eep to pass over# Beloved, that is a clima' of divine
e'altation that is so mch different from hman e'altation#
The end is not yet, praise the Lord5
The end is not yet, praise the Lord5
:or blessings $e is bestowing,
1nd my cp is overflowing,
1nd the end is not yet, praise the Lord5
We want to get to a place where we are beyond trsting in orselves# Beloved, there is so
mch failre in self9assrances# It is not bad to have good things on the lines of satisfaction, bt we
mst never have anything on the hman that we rest pon# There is only one sre place to rest pon,
and or trst is in (od#
In Thy name we go# In Thee we trst# 1nd (od brings s off in victory# When we have no
confidence in orselves to trst in orselves bt when or whole trst rests pon the athority of the
mighty (od, $e has promised to be with s at all times, and to ma)e the path straight, and to ma)e all
the montains a way# Then we nderstand how it is that 4avid cold say, !Thy gentleness hath made
me great#"
1h, tho lover of sols5 We have no confidence in the flesh# ,r confidence can only be
stayed and relied in the ,ne who never fails, in the ,ne who )nows the end from the beginning, in the
,ne who is able to come in at the midnight hor as easy as in the noonday, and ma)e the night and the
day ali)e to the man who rests completely in the will of (od, )nowing that !all things wor) together
for good to them that love $im," and trst in $im# 1nd sch trst have we in $im#
This is the worthy position where (od wold have all sols to be# We shold find that we
wold not rn $is errands and ma)e mista)esB we wold not be dropping down in the wrong place#
We wold find or life was as srely in the canon of thoght with (od as the leading of the children
of Israel throgh the wilderness# 1nd we shold be able to say, *ot one good thing hath the Lord
withheld from me C0salm H?+;;F, and !###all the promises of (od in him are yea, and in him 1men,
nto the glory of (od by s" C< Corinthians ;+<DF#
The Lord has helped me to have no confidence in myself, bt to wholly trst in $im, bless $is
name5
Who also hath made s able ministers of the new testamentB not of
the letter, bt of the spirit+ for the letter )illeth, bt the spirit
giveth life# Bt if the ministration of death, written and engraven in
stones, was glorios, so that the children of Israel cold not
stedfastly behold the face of 3oses for the glory of his
contenanceB which glory was to be done away+ $ow shall not the
ministration of the spirit be rather glorios6 For if the ministration
of condemnation be glory, mch more doth the ministration of
righteosness e'ceed in glory# < Corinthians J+I9>
Let s enter into these great words on the line of holy thoghtflness# If I go on with (od $e
wants me to nderstand all $is deep things# $e doesn-t want anybody in the 0entecostal chrch to be
novices, or to deal with the Word of (od on natral gronds# We can nderstand the Word of (od
only by the Spirit of (od#
We cannot define, or separate, or deeply investigate and nfold this holy plan of (od withot
we have the life of (od, the thoght of (od, the Spirit of (od, and the revelation of (od# The Word
of Trth is pre, spirital, and divine# If yo try to divide it on natral gronds yo will only finish p
on natral lines for natral man, bt yo will never satisfy a 0entecostal 1ssembly#
The people who are spirital can only be fed on spirital material# So if yo are e'pecting
yor messages to catch fire yo will have to have them on fire# :o won-t have to light the message
p in the meeting# :o will have to bring the message red9hot, brning, living# The message mst be
direct from heaven# It mst be as trly, !Ths saith the Lord," as the Scriptres which are, !Ths saith
the Lord," becase yo will only spea) as the Spirit gives tterance, and yo will always be giving
fresh revelation# :o will never be stale on any line, whatever yo say will be fritfl, elevating the
mind, lifting the people, and all the people will want more#
To come into this we mst see that we not only need the baptism of the Spirit bt we need to
come to a place where there is only the baptism of the Spirit left# Loo) at the first verse of the forth
chapter of L)e and yo will catch this beatifl trth+
1nd @ess being fll of the $oly (host retrned from @ordan, and was led by the Spirit into
the wilderness#
Bt loo) at 3ar) ;+;< and yo will find $e was driven of the Spirit into the wilderness+
1nd immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness#
In @ohn-s gospel @ess says $e does not spea) or act of $imself+
###the words that I spea) nto yo I spea) not of myself+ bt the
Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the wor)s# @ohn ;?+;D
We mst )now that the baptism of the Spirit immerses s into an intensity of &eal, into a
li)eness to @ess, to ma)e s into pre, rnning metal so hot for (od that it travels li)e oil from vessel
to vessel# This divine line of the Spirit will let s see that we have ceased and we have begn# We
are at the end for a beginning# We are down and ot, and (od is in and ot# There isn-t a thing in the
world can help s in this meeting# There isn-t a natral thoght that can be of any se here# There isn-t
a thing that is carnal, earthly, natral, that can ever live in these meetings# It mst only have one
prononcement, it has to die eternally becase there is no other plan for a bapti&ed sol, only dead
indeed#
(od, help s to see then that we may be filled with the letter withot being filled with the
Spirit# We may be filled with )nowledge withot having divine )nowledge# 1nd we may be filled
with wonderfl things on natral lines and still remain a natral man# Bt yo cannot do it in this trth
that I am dealing with this morning# *o man is able to wal) this way withot $e is in the Spirit# $e
mst live in the Spirit and he mst reali&e all the time that he is growing in that same ideal of his
3aster, in season and ot of season, always beholding the face of the 3aster, @ess#
4avid says, !I foresaw the Lord for $e was on my right hand that I shold not be moved# Then
my tonge was glad#" 0raise the Lord5
For even that which was made glorios had no glory in this respect,
by reason of the glory that e'celleth# For if that which is done away
was glorios, mch more that which remaineth is glorios# <
Corinthians J+;D,;;
I notice here that the one has to be done away, and the other has to increase# ,ne day I was
having a good time on this chapter# I had a lot of people before me who were living on the J> 1rticles
and Infant Baptism, and all )inds of things# The Lord showed me that all these things had to be done
away# I find there is no place into all the frther plan with (od withot yo absoltely ptting them to
one side# !4one away#"
Is it possible to do away with the commandments6 :es and no# If they are not so done away
with yo that yo have no consciosness of )eeping commandments, then they are not done away# If
yo )now yo are living holy, yo don-t )now what holiness is# If yo )now yo are )eeping
commandments, yo don-t )now what )eeping commandments is#
These things are done away# (od has broght s in to be holy withot )nowing it, and )eeping
the whole trth withot )nowing it, living in it, moving in it, acting in it, a new creation in the Spirit#
The old things are done away# If there is any troble in yo at all, it shows yo have not come to the
place where yo are at rest#
!4one away#" (od, help s to see it# If the teaching is a bit too high for yo, as) the Lord to
open yor eyes to come into it# For there is no man here has power in prayer, or has power in life
with (od if he is trying to )eep the commandments# They are done away, brother# 1nd than) (od, the
very doing away with them is fi'ing them deeper in or hearts than ever before# For ot of the depths
we cry nto (od, and in the depths has $e trned righteosness in, and ncleanness ot# It is nto the
depths we cry nto (od in these things# 3ay (od lead s all every step of the way in $is divine
leading#
0art Two
I am going to commence with the si'th verse of the third chapter of Second Corinthians, lest
yo stop in !the letter#"
Who also hath made s able ministers of the new testamentB not of
the letter, bt of the spirit+ for the letter )illeth, bt the spirit
giveth life# Bt if the ministration of death, written and engraven in
stones, was glorios, so that the children of Israel cold not
stedfastly behold the face of 3oses for the glory of his
contenanceB which glory was to be done away+ $ow shall not the
ministration of the spirit be rather gloriosK6 For if the ministration
of condemnation be glory, mch more doth the ministration of
righteosness e'ceed in glory# For even that which was made
glorios had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that
e'celleth# For if that which is done away was glorios, mch more
that which remaineth is glorios# Seeing then that we have sch
hope, we se great plainness of speech+ 1nd not as 3oses, which
pt a vail over his face, that the children of Israel cold not
stedfastly loo) to the end of that which is abolished+ Bt their
minds were blinded+ for ntil this day remaineth the same vail
nta)en away in the reading of the old testamentB which vail is
done away in Christ# Bt even nto this day, when 3oses is read,
the vail is pon their heart# *evertheless when it shall trn to the
Lord, the vail shall be ta)en away# *ow the Lord is that Spirit+ and
where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty# Bt we all, with
open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed
into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of
the Lord# < Corinthians J+I9;H
Thin) abot that+ even the glory that was on the face of 3oses had to be done away for what
reason6 For something that had e'ceeding glory#
I am positive we have no conception of the depths and heights of the liberties and blessings
and incarnations of the Spirit# We mst attain to these positions of godliness and we mst be parta)ers
of $is divine natre# 0raise the Lord5
$ow shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorios6 For
if the ministration of condemnation be glory, mch more doth the
ministration of righteosness e'ceed in glory# < Corinthians J+H,>
The Lord help s now on this# I see the trth as it was broght to them in the law as we read
last Snday morning# 0al had something to glory in when he )ept the law, and was blameless, bt he
said he threw that to one side to win $im which is greater even than that#
*ow we come to the trth of this+ what is there in the law that isn-t glorios6 *othing# It was
so glorios that 3oses was filled with 8oy in the e'pectation of what it was# Bt what is ors in the
e'cellence of glory6 It is this, that we live, we move, we reign over all things and it isn-t !4o, do,
do#" It is a !Will, will, will#" 1nd I re8oice to do# It is no more, !Tho shalt not#" It is a will# !I
delight to do Thy will, , (od5" So it is far e'ceeding in glory# 1nd beloved, in or hearts there is
e'ceeding glory# ,h, the 8oy of this celestial toch this morning5
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !The living (od who is chastening s after this
manner, is always bilding s after $is manner that there may be no spot in s# For the Lord $imself
has designed the plan, and is wor)ing ot in s $is divine mind, and is ta)ing the man and
transforming him in this plan till he loses his identity in the mighty (od of possibilities#" $allel8ah5
We praise Thee, , (od# 1nd we will praise $im forever#
Far above all,
Far above all,
(od hath e'alted $im,
Far above all#
1men5 (lory to (od5 Than) (od for that interpretation# I shall be glad to read that, I don-t
)now what I said, only I )now the 8oy of it#
,h, yes, it e'ceeds in glory# It is an e'cellent glory# When 0eter is rehearsing that wonderfl
day in the mont, he says, !There came sch a voice to $im from the e'cellent glory#" 1nd so we are
hearing this morning from the e'cellent glory# It is so lovely#
If I come along to yo this morning and say, !Whatever yo do, yo mst try to be holy," I
shold miss it# I shold be altogether otside of this plan# Bt I ta)e the words of the epistle this
morning by the $oly (host that says, !Be ye holy#"
It is as easy as possible to be holy, bt yo can never be holy by trying to be# Bt when yo
lose yor heart and another ta)es yor heart, and yo lose yor desires and $e ta)es the desires, then
yo live in that snshine of bliss which no mortal can ever toch#
4ivine immortality swallows p all natral mortality# 1nd (od wants s to see that we have
to be entirely eaten p by this holy &eal of (od so that every day we wal) in the Spirit# It is lovely to
wal) in the Spirit, then ye shall not flfill any part of the law bt the Spirit will case yo to dwell in
safety and re8oice inwardly, and praise (od reverently, and ma)e yo )now that yo are an increasing
force of immortality swallowing p life# $allel8ah5
1h, it is lovely5 I will never be cross anymore#
Beloved, it is impossible to go on with (od and have the old life 8mping p# (lory to (od5
For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, mch more doth
the ministration of righteosness e'ceed in glory# < Corinthians J+>
This is a beatifl word# I want to spea) abot !righteosness" now# There is nothing so
beatifl as righteosness# :o cannot toch these beatitdes we are dwelling on this morning withot
seeing the e'cellent glory e'ists right in the Christ# 1ll the e'cellent glory is in $im# 1ll righteosness
is in $im#
.verything that pertains to holiness, and godliness, everything that denonces and brings to
death the natral, everything that ma)es yo )now yo have ceased to be forever, is always in the
)nowledge of an endless power of a risen Christ#
I want yo to notice there is an e'cellent glory abot it# Whenever yo loo) at @ess yo can
loo) at so many different facts of $is life# I see $im in those forty days, with wonderfl trth,
infallible proof of $is ministry# What was the ministry of Christ6 When yo come to the very essence
of $is ministry it was the righteosness of $is prpose# The e'cellence of $is ministry was the glory
that covered $im# $is Word was convincing, infle'ible, divine with a personality of an eternal
endrance# It never failed#
The righteosness of (od# If $e said it, it was there# $e said it and it stood fast# It was an
immtable condition with $im# When (od spa)e it was done# 1nd $is righteosness abideth# (od
mst have s there# We mst be people of or word# 0eople oght to be able to depend pon or
word#
If there were only five saved in a meeting we shold never say there were si'# If there were
five bapti&ed we shold never say there were seven# If the bilding wold hold ADD people we shold
never say it was pac)ed and had a thosand in it# $e is establishing righteosness in or hearts that
we shall not e'aggerate on any line#
@ess was tre inwardly and otwardly# $e is the way, the trth and the life, and on these
things we can bildB on these things we can prayB on these things we can live# When we )now that or
own heart condemneth s not, we can say to the montain, !Be removed#" Bt when or own hearts
condemn s, there is no power in prayer, no power in preaching, or in anything# We are 8st sonding
brass and tin)ling cymbals#
3ay (od the $oly (host show s there mst be a ministry of righteosness# We oght to stand
by or signatre, and abide by it# 1nd if we were ct throgh they wold find pre gold right throgh
s# That is what I call righteosness# $e was righteosness throgh and throgh# $e is lovely5 ,h,
trly, $e is beatifl5
,ne thing (od wants to fi' in or hearts is to be li)e $im# Be li)e $im in character# 4on-t be
trobled so mch abot yor faces bt be more concerned abot yor hearts# 1ll the powder won-t
change the heart# 1ll the adorning of sil)s and satins won-t ma)e prity# Beloved, if I was going down
a road and I saw a fo' tail stic)ing ot of a hole I sholdn-t as) anybody what there was inside# 1nd if
there is anything hanging otside, yo )now what there is inside# Righteosness in the inward parts#
0re throgh and throgh#
$ear)en5 There is an e'cellent glory attached to it# We read+
For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, mch more doth
the ministration of righteosness e'ceed in glory# <Corinthians J+>
The Bible is the plmbline of everything# 1nd withot we are plmbed right p with the Word
of (od, we will fail in the measre in which we are not righteos# 1nd so may (od the $oly (host
bring s, this morning, into that blessed ministry of righteosness# 1men5 (lory to (od5
For even that which was made glorios had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that
e'celleth#
Come again right to the law# I see that it was trly a schoolmaster that broght s to Christ# I
li)e the thoght of it, that law is beatifl, law is established in the earth# 1s far as possible in every
contry and town, yo will find the law has something to do with )eeping things straight# 1nd in a
measre the city has some )ind of sobriety becase of the law#
Bt beloved, we are belonging to a higher, to a nobler citi&enship, and it isn-t an earthly
citi&enship, for or citi&enship is in heaven# So we mst see thee is an e'cellent glory abot this
position we are holding this morning# For if the natral law will )eep an earthly city in somewhat
moderate conditions, what will the e'cellent glory be in the divine relationship of the citi&enship to
which we belong6
What I mean by e'cellent glory, it otshines# It ma)es all the people feel a longing to go# What
there is abot the e'cellent glory is this+ the earth is filled with bro)en hearts, bt the e'cellent glory
is filled with redeemed men and women, filled with the e'cellency of the graces of the glory of (od#
,h, glorios is the e'cellent glory5 1h, praise the Lord, oh my sol5 $allel8ah5
For if that which is done away was glorios, mch more that which
remaineth is glorios# Seeing then that we have sch hope, we se
great plainness of speech+ 1nd not as 3oses, which pt a vail over
his face, that the children of Israel cold not stedfastly loo) to the
end of that which is abolished# <Corinthians J+;;9;J
:esterday morning I was preaching to preachers, bt we can see that this message is for the
perfecting of preachers# The man who is going on with (od will have no mi'9p in his oratory# $e
will be so plain and precise, and divine in his leadings, that everything will have a lift towards the
glory# 1nd yo will always reali&e he will not play abot to satisfy hman criosity# $e mst have his
mind pon higher things altogether, and he mst see (od wold not have him loiter abot# $e mst
!se great plainness of speech#" $e mst be a man who )nows his message# $e mst )now what (od
has in $is mind in the Spirit, not in the letter, becase no man that is going to spea) by the Spirit of
(od )nows what (od is going to say in the meeting#
$e is there a vessel for honor, $is mothpiece, and all contained there is of (od# 1nd
therefore, he stands in the presence of (od, and (od spea)s and ses him# Bt hear)en5 (od is a
Spirit wor)ing within the hman life with thoght, with might, with trth and life, and brings ot of the
great treasry of $is mightiness into the hman life, into the heart, and sends it right throgh onto the
canvas of the mind, and the langage comes ot according to the operation of the Spirit of (od#
Beloved, shall we any more try any lines bt the divine6 .very man is not 8st in the same order, bt I
cold say to the man with faith that there is a toch of faith for that man to come into as a spirital
orator# $e has to forget all he has pt on his notes becase of a higher order of notes#
I always say yo cannot sing victory on a minor )ey# 1nd yo never can have a spirital
hori&on on a low note# If yor life isn-t constant pitch, yo will never ring the bells of heaven# :o
mst always be in tne with (od, and then the msic will come ot as sweet as possible#
Let s get away from going into libraries and filling or minds with hman theology# *ot that I
want to discorage anybody, bt it wold pay the best man here, I don-t care who he is, to go home
and set fire to his library# :o say that is a silly thing6 I wold not have said it if I had not the best
thing to pt into it after it is brned down# I don-t say, (o home and do it straightway# Thin) over it
first# The more yo thin) over it the more yo will want to brn it#
I am not here for any other prpose than for the glory of (od# (od forbid5 I have )nown so
many people who have been barren and helpless, and they have sed other people-s material on the
platform# If yo ever trn to another man-s material yo have dropped from the higher sense of an
orator from heaven#
We mst now be the mothpiece of (od, not by letter bt by the Spirit# 1nd we mst be so in
the will of (od that (od re8oices over s with singing# Isn-t it lovely6 We are going forward a little#
Let s trn now to the thirteenth and forteenth verses+
1nd not as 3oses, which pt a vail over his face, that the children
of Israel cold not stedfastly loo) to the end of that which is
abolished+ Bt their minds were blinded+ for ntil this day
remaineth the same vail nta)en away in the reading of the old
testamentB which vail is done away in Christ# < Corinthians J+;J,;?
I have nothing to say abot the @ew e'cept this+ that I )now I am saved by the blood of a @ew# I
owe my Bible to the @ews, for the @ews have )ept it for s# We have a Savior who was a @ew# The
first proclamation of the (ospel was of the @ews# I )now that I owe everything to the @ew today, bt I
see that the @ew will never have the )ey to nloc) the Scriptres till he sees @ess# The moment he
does he will see this trth that @ess gave to 0eter+
1nd I say also nto thee, That tho art 0eter, and pon this roc) I
will bild my chrch### 1nd I will give nto thee the )eys of the
)ingdom of heaven#### 3atthew ;I+;H,;>
1nd I will give thee the )ey of trth, the )ey to nveil# The )ey was broght in the moment
0eter saw the Lord# The moment they see Christ, the whole of the Scriptres is opened ot to the @ew#
That will be a great day when the @ews see the Lord# They will see $im5
Bt their minds were blinded+ for ntil this day remaineth the same vail nta)en away in the
reading of the old testamentB which vail is done away in Christ#
Bt even nto this day, when 3oses is read, the vail is pon their
heart# < Corinthians J+;?,;A
(od doesn-t say the vail is pon their mind, bt pon their heart# 1nd beloved, (od can never
save a man throgh his mind# $e saves him throgh his heart# $e can never bring all the glories into a
man-s life by his mind# $e mst toch the deep things of his heart#
K*evertheless when it shall trn to the Lori, the vail shall be ta)en
away# *ow the Lord is that Spirit+ and where the Spirit of the Lord
is, there is liberty# Bt we all, with open face beholding as in a glass
the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory
to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord# < Corinthians J+;I9;H
I mst spea) abot liberty first# There are two )inds of liberty, two )inds of grace# We mst
never se liberty bt we mst be in the place where liberty can se s# If we se liberty we shall be
as dead as possible, and it will all end p in a fi&&le#
Bt if we are in the Spirit, the Lord of life is the same Spirit# I believe it is right to 8mp for
8oy bt don-t 8mp till the 8oy ma)es yo 8mp becase if yo do yo will 8mp flat# If yo 8mp as the
8oy ma)es yo 8mp yo will bonce p again#
In the Spirit I )now there is any amont of divine plan# If the 0entecostal people had only
come into it in mee)ness and in the tre )nowledge of (od, it wold all be so manifest that every
heart in the meeting wold be moved by that Spirit#
*ow the Lord is that Spirit+ and where the Spirit of the Lord is,
there is liberty# < Corinthians J+;E
Liberty has a thosand sides to it, bt there is no liberty which is going to help the people so
mch as testimony# I find people who don-t )now how to testify right# We mst testify only as the
Spirit gives tterance# We find in Revelation that the testimony of @ess is the spirit of prophecy#
When yor flesh is )eeping yo down, bt yor heart is so fll it is lifting yo p % have yo
ever been li)e that6 The flesh has been fastening yo to the seat bt yor heart has been bbbling over#
1t last the heart has had more power and yo have risen p#
1nd then in that heart affection for @ess in the Spirit of love and in the )nowledge of trth,
yo begin to testify, and when yo have done yo sit down# Liberty sed wrongly goes on when yo
finished and spoils the meeting# :o are not to se yor liberty e'cept for the glory of (od#
So many chrches are spoiled by long prayers, and long testimonies# The spea)er can tell, if
he )eeps in the Spirit, when he shold sit down# When yo begin to rehearse yorself, the people get
wearied and tired and they wish yo wold sit down# The nction ceases, they sit down worse than
when they rose p#
It is nice for a man to begin cold, and warm p as he goes on# When he catches fire and sits
down in the midst of it he will )eep the fire afterwards# Loo)5 It is lovely to pray, and it is a 8oy to
hear yo pray, bt when yo go on after yo are done, all the people are tired of it#
So (od wants s to )now that we are not to se liberty becase we have it to se, bt we are
to let the liberty se s, and we shold )now when to end#
This e'cellent glory shold go on to a liberality to everybody, and this wold prove that all
the Chrch is in liberty# The Chrch oght to be free so that the people always go away feeling, !,h, I
wish the meeting had gone on for another hor#" ,r, !What a glorios time we had at that prayer
meeting5" ,r, !Wasn-t that testimony meeting a revelation5" That is the way to finish p# *ever finish
p with something too long, finish p with something too short# Then everybody comes again to piece
p where they left off#
The last verse is the most glorios of all for s+
Bt we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the
Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as
by the Spirit of the Lord# < Corinthians J+;H
So there are glories pon glories, and 8oys pon 8oys, e'ceeding 8oyos and abndance of
8oys, and a measreless measre of all the lot# Beloved, we get the word so wonderflly in or hearts
that it absoltely changes s in everything# 1nd we so feast on the Word of the Lord, so eat and digest
the trth, so inwardly eat of $im, till we are absoltely changed every day from one state to another#
1s we loo) into the perfect mirror of the face of the Lord we are changed from one state of
grace to another, from glory to glory# :o
will never find anything else bt the Word of (od that ta)es yo there# So yo cannot afford to
pt aside that Word#
I beseech yo, beloved, that yo come short of none of these beatitdes we have been
spea)ing of, in yor life# These grand trths of the Word of (od mst be yor testimony, mst be yor
life, yor pattern# :o mst be in it, in fact yo are of it# !:e are### the epistle of Christ," (od says to
yo by the Spirit# Then let s see that we pt off everything that by the grace of (od we may pt on
everything#
Where there is a standard which hasn-t been reached in yor life, (od in $is grace, by $is
mercy and yor yieldedness, can fit yo for that place that yo can never be prepared for only by a
bro)en heart and a contrite spirit, yielding to the will of (od# If yo will come with a whole heart to
the throne of grace, (od will meet yo and bild yo on $is spirital plane# 1men# 0raise the Lord5
3essage given at (lad Tidings Tabernacle and Bible Training School San Francisco,
California
Clothed 7pon, September ;A, ;><<
I believe the Lord wold be pleased for s to trn to the forth chapter of Second Corinthians
this morning and read from the si'teenth verse, conclding with the seventh verse of the fifth chapter+
For which case we faint notB bt thogh or otward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by day# For or light affliction,
which is bt for a moment, wor)eth for s afar more e'ceeding and
eternal weight of gloryB While we loo) not at the things which are
seen, bt at the things which are not seen+ for the things which are
seen are temporalB bt the things which are not seen are eternal#
For we )now that if or earthly hose of this tabernacle were
dissolved, we have a bilding of (od, an hose not made with
hands, eternal in the heavens# For in this we groan, earnestly
desiring to be clothed pon with or hose which is from heaven+ If
so be that being clothed we shall not be fond na)ed# For we that
are in this tabernacle do groan, being brdened+ not for that we
wold be nclothed, bt clothed pon, that mortality might be
swallowed p of life# *ow he that hath wroght s for the selfsame
thing is (od, who also hath given nto s the earnest of the Spirit#
Therefore we are always confident, )nowing that, whilst we are at
home in the body, we are absent from the Lord+ CFor we wal) by
faith, not by sight#F
I believe the Lord has in $is mind this morning the frther freedom of life# There will nothing
please the Lord so mch as for s to come into or flness of redemption, becase I believe, !###the
Lord is that Spirit+ and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" C< Corinthians J+;EF# Liberty
is beatifl when we never se it to satisfy orselves bt se liberty in the Lord# We mst never
transgress becase of liberty# What I mean is this+ to ta)e opportnities becase the Spirit of the Lord
is pon me, it wold be wrong# Bt it wold be perfectly 8stifiable if I clearly allow the Spirit of the
Lord to have $is liberty with me, bt not be nseemingly in liberty becase the flesh has a more
e'travagant position than the Spirit has#
The Spirit-s e'travagant positions are always to edification, and strenthening of the character,
and bringing s all more into conformity with the life of Christ# Bt the flesh conditions of
e'travagances always mar and bring the position of the saints into a place of trial for a moment# Bt
as the Spirit of the Lord ta)es frther hold of the person we may get liberty in it, bt we are tried in
the manifestations of it#
I believe we have come to sch liberty of the Spirit that it shall be so pre it shall never bring
a frown of distraction over another person-s mind# I have seen so many people in the power of the
Spirit, and yet with sch a manifestation which was not elementary nor even helpfl# I have seen
people nder the mighty power of the $oly (host who have waved their hands terrifically, and
moved on the floor, and gone on in sch a state that no one cold say the body was not nder the
power#
There was more natral power than spirital power, and the natral condition of the person,
along with the spirital condition, made a manifestation# Thogh we )now the Spirit of the Lord was
there, it was not that which wold elevate, or please, or grant to the people a desire for more of that#
It wasn-t an edification of the Spirit#
If there are any here who have those manifestations, I want to help yo# I don-t want to hrt
yo# It is good that yo shold have the Spirit pon yo# 0eople need to be filled with the Spirit, bt
yo have never a right to say yo were obliged to do this or that or the other#
When people come p to me and say, !,h, I was obliged to do that,"
I always )now it was right and wrong# In the mind it was wrong to do it# If yo were forced to
do it, it was a good position bt it was not right to do it if it was not bringing glory to (od#
There isn-t manifestation in the body that ever glorifies the Lord bt the tonge# If yo will
see) to be free in the operation of the Spirit throgh the moth, the tonge, which may be nder
sbconscios conditions, brings ot the glory of the Lord, and that will always be to edification, and
consolation, and comfort#
Bt no other manifestation, and yet I believe that it is necessary to have all this at the
beginning# It seems to be almost necessary for some people to have a )ic)# I have seen some people
)ic) p with both heels, and made it so yo cold hardly see across the room#
When the Spirit is there the flesh mst get ot some way, and so we allow, becase of
e'perience, all these things at the beginning# Bt we believe the $oly (host brings a sond condition
of mind, and the first thing mst pass away in order that the divine position may remain#
1nd so there is )ic)ing and waving, and all these things which ta)e place at the incoming of
the $oly (host, when the flesh and the Spirit are so in a position of controversy# ,ne mst decrease,
and die, and the other mst increase and mltiply#
1nd conse/ently when yo come into that attitde yo are in a sond place of 8dgment and
nderstand that now the $oly (host has come to ta)e yo on with (od# Sppose I read this+
While we loo) not at the things which are seen, bt at the things
which are not seen+ for the things which are seen are temporalB bt
the things which are not seen are eternal# < Corinthians ?+;H
What wold yo thin) if at this place I have to stop becase of a great )ic)ing sensation, and I
have to lie down on the floor for three hors before I can go on with the other position of the Spirit of
the Lord becase of my body and spirit disagreeing6
Sppose I had to read that in it# It is a proper translation on some lines# The glory of the Lord
is pon me, and the Lord is spea)ing throgh me, bt now I mst stop to have a half hor of )ic)ing#
1nd all the people in the adience are waiting to see Wigglesworth )ic) throgh a half hor before he
goes on# 1nd I wonder if yo wold thin) that was in the will of (od6
I don-t believe the other is then, and I never believe yo have a license to do it# I never
believe that (od wold bapti&e yo with the $oly (host and then ma)e yo to be a machine so yo
coldn-t stop at any time, and begin at any time#
1ll these things which I am spea)ing abot are necessary for yo for frther advancement in
the Spirit# To me it is a very marvelos thing that the Spirit can have sch mightiness over a body to
)ic) ot the flesh#
I have )nown some people when they have gone throgh that, (od has begn with a new line#
When the Lord bapti&ed me with the $oly (host, at first there was so mch flesh that needed to be
done away, I went all arond the dining room on my )nees, clapping my hands, got throgh, and at the
end of it was tonges# Then I stopped it becase there was no more )ic) left# It coldn-t go ot throgh
the feet and ot throgh the moth#
When the $oly (host gets fll concentration of the operation of the hman life $e always
wor)s ot divine wisdom# 1nd when $e gets perfect control of the life there flows throgh that divine
sorce so that all the people may receive edification in the Spirit# If yo act foolishly after yo have
had wisdom taght yo nobody will give yo mch room#
!We then that are strong oght to bear the infirmities of the wea)###" CRomans ;A+;F#
Some who come to these meetings have )nown nothing abot the power of the $oly (host#
They get saved, and are /ic)ened, so after the Spirit comes pon them yo will see all these things#
1nd in love and grace yo bear with them as newborn babes in the order of the Spirit, and re8oice
with them in all that condition, becase that is only a beginning to an end, becase the Lord woldn-t
have s to be anything bt strong in the Lord, and in the power of $is might, to help everyone in the
midst of s#
I want to )eep the for verses primary in yor mind as I spea) to yo on the ne't verses+
For we )now that if or earthly hose of this tabernacle were
dissolved, we have a bilding of (od, an hose not made with
hands, eternal in the heavens# For in this we groan, earnestly
desiring to be clothed pon with or hose which is from heaven+ If
so be that being clothed we shall not be fond na)ed# For we that
are in this tabernacle do groan, being brdened+ not for that we
wold be nclothed, bt clothed pon, that mortality might be
swallowed p of life# < Corinthians A+;9?
This morning I feel I may spea) to yo with perfect freedom becase I believe the Lord is
helping s to catch a very deep spirital condition#
I believe that we will all catch the trth that we are not or own, in the first place# In the
second place we are belonging to a spirital order, and that we don-t belong to the earth#
1nd not only that, bt or mind, or body, or whole position throgh the eternal Spirit, has to
always be on the ascending position# To descend is to be conformed# To ascend is to be transformed#
1nd on this transforming condition, we may, by the power of the Spirit, as (od shall give s
revelation, be lifted p into a very blessed state of fellowship with (od, of power with (od# 1nd in
that place of power with (od we shall have power with everything else, for all the power of the earth
is first having power with (od#
While we )now we are heavenly citi&ens, while we )now we have to have an e'it, and have
been preparing for an e'it, yet in this position we mst live in the place where we groan over
everything that binds s from that loosing#
What will hold me6 1ssociation will hold me in this present world# I mst have no earthly
association# 1nd yo )now it is as natral to have an earthly association as it is to live# $old every
earthly association at a distance# It mst never tie me or bind me# It mst never have any persasion
on me# $ear what the Scriptre says+ !###being made conformable nto his death" C0hilippians J+;DF#
What is the conforming nto the death of @ess6 It leads me to that death of separation, of
yieldedness, of e'change where (od ta)es me on and leaves the natral there# !While we loo) not at
the things which are seen, bt at the things which are not seen####"
Then I may grasp some idea of what it will mean if I am lost# I want, by the grace of (od, to
let s see that the dissolving is a great thoght# There is a position here that we mst clearly
nderstand+ !###not for that we wold be nclothed, bt clothed pon, that mortality might be
swallowed p of life" C< Corinthians A+?F#
That is a great word, mortality# While it is necessary, it is a hindrance# While mortality has
done a great deal to prodce everything we see, it is a hindrance if we live in it# It is a helpfl
position if we live over it#
Then I mst nderstand how it can be swallowed p# I mst )now how that the old body, the
old tendencies to natral order may be swallowed p# There is a verse here we mst come to# It
wold serve s now+
1lways bearing abot in the body the dying of the Lord @ess, that
the life also of @ess might be made manifest in or body# <
Corinthians ?+;D
What is that !dying of the Lord"6 It is dying to desire# In the measre that we honor one
another we lose faith in (od# If yo rely pon any man or woman or pon any hman assistance to
help yo, yo fall ot of the greater prpose (od has for yo#
:o mst learn that no earthly sorce can ever assist yo into this# :o are going to this realm
of life only by mortality being swallowed p of life, and the life that I live is lived by faith in the Son
of (od# 4ying, living# (od will help s this morning# I )now $e will# I believe that the Lord will not
let the preacher be anything more anymore# 1ll these messages that (od is giving me show me I am
down and ot# Bt than) (od I am in and ot# Trly so#
I dare not give way to my own self becase I shold only ma)e a fool to appearances# Bt I
tell yo this life I am spea)ing abot absoltely ravishes yo# It absoltely severs yo from earthly
connections# It absoltely dis8oins yo from every helpflness# 1nd I can see now more than ever, this
word+
!:e have not yet resisted nto blood, striving against sin" C$ebrews ;<+?F# The great striving
of the blood, the very essence of the life, the Scriptre says we have not, bt I )now it meant that we
had not come there# Bt than) (od we are in it in a measre#
0al cold see that if he had any commnion with flesh and blood he coldn-t go forward# It
was of a necessity that the blood and the life of 3ary, the mother of @ess, of the Son of (od, to come
into this position+
### Who is my mother6 and who are my brethren6 1nd he stretched
forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and
my brethren5 For whosoever shall do the will of 3y Father which is
in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother# 3atthew
;<+?H9AD
Flesh and blood were nothing to @ess# The body that broght $im forth was nothing to $im#
(od broght $im into the world as a seed of life# To $im that was $is mother, that was $is brother,
that was $is sister# Bt that is a higher ideal, that is a spirital )nowledge#
Ta)e another toch of it# $ere we find @ess in the (arden of (ethsemane nder two aspects#
In a natral aspect $e is instantly crying ot, !If it be possible#" The ne't moment in the divine aspect,
!Bt for this case came I nto this hor#" 1nd the other aspect had no more choice# $e was off#
1nd when (od the $oly (host brings s to see these trths we shall deny orselves for the
sa)e of the cross# We will deny orselves of anything where or brother wold stmble# We wold
annihilate orselves on all lines of fleshly indlgences lest we shold miss the great swallowing p of
life# We wold not even mention, or ever give sense to, anything on a natral order#
If (od shall have choice with s this morning $e shall lift s p into a higher state of grace
than ever we have been# If a sister or a brother cold catch this spirital power this morning they
cold stand anything on the lines of ridicle by hsband, and ridicle by wife#
When are we drawn aside and distrbed6 When we don-t reach the ideals in the Spirit# When
we reach the ideals in the Spirit what does it matter6 I find that the power of (od sanctifies hsband
and wife#
,ne half of the troble in the assemblies is the mrmring over the conditions they are in#
There isn-t a mrmr in that Bible# If yo reach that standard yo will never mrmr anymore# :o
will be above mrmring# :o will be in the place where (od is absoltely the e'changer of thoght,
and the e'changer of act, and the e'changer of yor inward prity# $e will be prifying yo all the
time, and lifting yo higher, and yo will )now yo are not of this world#
:o are not of this world# If yo want to stop in the world, yo cannot go on with this# :or
position in the world in yor ban)ing affairs, and everything else wold have the least effect on yo#
:et yo wold )now everything wold wor) for good if yo climb the ladder of faith with (od# (od
will )eep the world in perfect order and ma)e it ot for yo#
(od cannot wor) for yo, yo are so mi'ed in the world $e cannot get yor eye# $ow can a
man or woman get into these divine orders when he is trobled between the two things+ he cannot let
himself go and let (od ta)e him#
Let s read again from the seventeenth verse+
For or light affliction, which is bt for a moment, wor)eth for s
afar more e'ceeding and eternal weight of gloryB While we loo)
not at the things which are seen, bt at the things which are not
seen+ for the things which are seen are temporalB bt the things
which are not seen are eternal# For we )now that, if or earthly
hose of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a bilding of (od,
an hose not made with hands, eternal in the heavens#
I maintain that, by the grace of (od, we are so rich, we are so abonding, we have sch a
treasre hose, we have sch a storehose of (od, we have sch an nlimited faith to go in for all
(od has for it is ors# We are the choice of the earth, we are the precios frit of the earth#
(od has told s that all things shall wor) together for good to s# (od has said that we shold
be the children of the $ighest, and that we shold be the meat of the earth# (od has declared all that in
$is Word, and yo will never reach those beatitdes if yo lay hold of the blrsh, it will )eep yo
down#
$ow am I to have all the treasres of heaven, and all the treasres of (od6 It is not to get my
eyes on the things which are seen for they will fade away# I mst get my eyes pon the things which
are not seen for they will remain as long as (od reigns#
Where are we6 1re or eyes on the earth6 :o once had yor eyes on the earth# 1ll yor
members were in the earth wor)ing ot the plan of the earth# Bt now there is a change ta)ing place# I
read in the Scriptres#
###that ye shold be married to another, even to him who is raised
from the dead, that we shold bring forth frit nto (od# Romans
E+?
:o are 8oined nto another, yo belong to another, yo have a new life, yo have a new
place# (od has changed yo# Is it a living fact6 If it is only a word it will finish p there, bt if it is a
spirital fact, and yo reign in it, yo will go away from this meeting and say, !Than) (od, I never
)new I was so rich5" $ow to loose, how to bind in the Spirit5 (reat ideals#
I want yo to see there are two planes in this+ there is a swallowing p and a dissolving# I li)e
the thoght of dissolving# Will that dissolving ta)e place while I live6 :e shall want to be no other
way# When will the clothing ta)e place that I may not be na)ed6 It will ta)e place while yo live#
0eople ta)e these conditions as not attainable while yo live# 1ll these are spirital blessings
attainable while yo live# These beatitdes along with the fifth chapter of 3atthew-s gospel, dovetail
so perfectly# 1nd yet there are so many things in that fifth chapter of 3atthew-s gospel that we will
have to wa)e p to see they are as practical as possible, and (od will be able to trst s on these
lines with them#
I want s to catch the idea of dissolving+
For we )now that if or earthly hose of this tabernacle were
dissolved, we have a bilding of (od, an hose not made with
hands, eternal in the heavens# < Corinthians A+;
That is a perfect condition of a heavenly atmosphere and dwelling place# Let me ta)e yo
there this morning# If I live on the earth I fail everything# If I contine on the earth, everything I do will
be mortal and die# If I live in the heavenly things, in the heavenly place, everything I toch will
become spirital, vital, prified, and eternal#
I mst see this morning by the faith of (od how everything can be dissolved# I will ta)e it first
in its heavenly bearings becase yo will nderstand it better that way# I will ta)e yo on to the
raptre, that is what all people get their minds on in this chapter# They say, !Some day we shall leave
the earth, and everything will be dissolved, and we will be clothed pon with new bodies for
heavenly conditions#"
Bt let me come now to a new plane of it# What is the good of a white raiment to cover yor
na)edness that it may not be seen in heaven6 :o )now very well that isn-t a heavenly position# There
will be no flesh in heaven# *o na)edness will be seen in heaven# Then what does it really mean6 That
the power of (od can so dwell in s that it can brn p everything which is not spirital, and dissolve
it to sch a perfection of beaty and holiness as @ess was# $e wal)ed p and down, and when Satan
came he cold find nothing in $im# $e was perfectly dissolved on every natral line, and $e lived in
the Spirit over everything else# 1nd as $e is, so have we to be#
We sholdn-t be trobled in the flesh# Was @ess trobled in the flesh6 4id $e go forth with
perfect victory6 It is impossible for any avene of flesh, or anything that yo toch in yor natral
body to be helpfl# .ven yor eyes have to be sanctified by the power of (od that they stri)e fire
every time yo loo) at a sinner, and the sinner shall be changed#
We shall be clothed pon with a robe of righteosness in (od that wherever we wal) there
will be a whiteness of effectiveness that shall bring people to a place of conviction of sin# :o say,
!There are so many things in my hose that wold have to be thrown ot the window if @ess came to
my home#" Wold to (od we cold nderstand it for $e is in the hose all the time# 1ll the things
oght to go ot the window that coldn-t stand $is eyes on them# .very impression of or hearts that
broght troble when $e loo)ed at s oght to go forever#
:o as), !What is it6" It is in the message I am preaching, it is in being !swallowed p of
life#" The great I 1m in perfect holiness, is $e an e'ample only6 By the grace of (od $e isn-t only
the e'ample bt $e is the personality of a personator#
It is impossible for s to sbde )ingdoms, it is impossible for the greater wor)s to be
accomplished, impossible for the Son of (od to be ma)ing sons on earth only as we stand e'actly in
$is place# It is lovely### and I mst win $im# There isn-t a place in Scriptre that (od spo)e abot
that $e hasn-t for s to ta)e s into, beloved#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !It is a whole brnt offering# It is a perfect
sacrifice# It is a place where we are perfectly 8stified, where we have been parta)ers of $is divine
natre, and become personated with $is holiness, where we still are there, and $e is still in the place
of wor)ing ot $is great prpose in s which is the wor) of (od# For it is (od who wor)eth in yo to
will and to do these things when we are still, and dissolved, and pt to death, where only the life of
Christ is being manifested#"
1nd that is the interpretation of the Spirit# It is a lofty loo), a lowly place#
See what it means, a whole brnt offering, a place of ashes, a place of helplessness, a place of
wholehearted srrender where yo refer not to yorself# :o have no 8stification on any line# :o
are prepared to be slandered, to be set at naght by everybody# :o are of no importance to anybody
bt to (od# Bt becase of $is personality in yo, $e reserves yo for $imself becase yo are
godly, and $e sets yo on high becase yo have )nown $is name# 1nd $e cases yo to be the frit
ot of $is loins to bring forth $is glory that yo shold not in any way rest in yorself, or have any
confidence in yorself, bt yor confidence shall be in (od# 1h, it is lovely#
###the Lord is that Spirit+ and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there
is liberty# < Corinthians J+;E
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !1nd in the depths of the heart there comes forth to
s this morning this trth+ set thy hose in order# See to it that tho dost not allow anything that cold
be there that $e cold see that $e cold be displeased with# Thy hose is thy body, thy body is the
temple of the Spirit#"
See to it that yo obey that message#
I wonder how mch we )now abot groaning to be delivered6 I thin) I cold get a display of
it this morning if I trn to *ehemiah# @ersalem to the @ews was everything# @ersalem to the @ews is a
great deal now, bt it is nothing to s any more than any city# Why6 Theirs is an earthly type bt ors
is a heavenly# ,r @ersalem is the glory#
,ne day *ehemiah says that a report was broght to him+
That $anani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of
@dahB and I as)ed them concerning the @ews that had escaped,
which were left of the captivity, and concerning @ersalem# 1nd
they said nto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there
in the province are in great affliction and reproach+ the wall of
@ersalem also is bro)en down, and the gates thereof are brned
with fire# 1nd it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat
down and wept, and morned certain days, and fasted, and prayed
before the (od of heaven# *ehemiah ;+<9?
$e did it till it broght the same thing that (od-s Word brings to s, it dissolved him# It
broght everything of his old natre into a dissolved place where he went right throgh into the
presence of (od#
The moment the )ing saw it he as)ed, !What is p with thee, *ehemiah6 I have never seen thy
contenance changed li)e this#" 1nd *ehemiah was so near almightiness before the )ing, he cold
pray and move the heavens, and move the )ing, and move the world, till @ersalem was restored#
$e morned# When we reach a place where the Spirit ta)es s to see or wea)ness, or
depravity, or failingsB when we morn before (od we shall be dissolved, and in the dissolving we
shall be clothed pon with or hose from heaven# 1nd we shall wal) in white, we shall be robed
with a new robe, and this mortality will be swallowed p of life#
Beloved, Christ can bring every one of s, if we will, into an activity of a wholehearted
dependency where (od will never fail s bt we shall reign in life, we shall travail and bring forth
frit# For 2ion, when she travails, shall ma)e the hose of hell sha)e#
Shall we reach it6 ,r blessed Lord reached it# .very night $e went alone and reached ideals
and wal)ed the world in white# $e was clothed with the $oly Spirit from heaven# $is comeliness
was always being eaten p# 4aniel entered into the same negotiations with heaven by the same
position of an inward aspiring, with a groaning, travailing position, till for three wee)s he shoo) the
heavens and moved (abriel to come# $e passed throgh all the regions of the damned to bring the
message to him#
There was something so beatifl abot the whole thing that even 4aniel in his most holy,
beatifl state, in the presence of (abriel, became as corrption before him# 1nd he strengthened him
by his right hand, and lifted him p, and gave him the visions of the world-s history which are to be
flfilled#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !The lamentable condition where (od travails
throgh the sol, toches by the 1lmighty the man of (od li)e (abriel, toches the hman flesh, and
changes it, and ma)es it bring forth and blossom even li)e the rose, ot of death into life, the powers
of (od shall be#"
:o cannot get into life bt ot of death, and yo cannot get into death bt by life# The only
way to go into flness with (od is for the life to swallow p the life# For the life to be swallowed p
there mst come nothing there bt helplessness till the life strengthens the life# Instead of the natral
life being strengthened the spernatral life comes forth with abonding conditions#
There has been mch given this morning in the Spirit that has never been given before by me,
and I )now that (od has broght that message throgh a travail, and it has come this morning for s# It
will mean a lot more to s if we don-t let these things slip#
Let s catch something from the si'teenth verse+
Wherefore henceforth )now we no man after the flesh+ yea,
thogh we have )nown Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth
)now we him no more# < Corinthians A+;I
To )now no man any more after the flesh is a great thing# Beloved, we shall )now no man any
more on a natral line# .verything from this moment we will only )now on the line of a spirital
basis# Conversation mst be spirital# The thing that distracts yo is after yo have had a real good
feast, yo go ot and instead of )nowing no man any more after the flesh so that everything is in
spirital fellowship and nion, yo lower the standard by tal)ing abot natral things#
If yo ride with me in a railroad carriage yo will have to pray or testify# If yo don-t yo will
hear a whole lot of tal) that will lower the nction, and bring yo into a )ind of bondage, and ma)e
yo feel yo wish yo were ot of the carriage# Brea) in and have a prayer meeting and yo trn the
whole thing# (o in and pray till yo )now everybody is feeling the toch of it#
If yo go ot to dinner with anybody today, don-t get sidetrac)ed by having a long story of
their ranches# :o mst only )now one 3an now, and that is Christ, and $e hasn-t any ranches, and
$e belongs to all the ranches# Live in the Spirit and all things will wor) together for good to yo# If
yo live in the heavenly places and yo will case yor ranches and all things to come ot of
difficlties, for (od will fight for yo#
!=now we no man after the flesh#" I won-t enter into anything that is lower than spirital
fidelity# When I am preaching spirital nctioni&ing thoghts, I mst see I lift my people into a place
where I )now the Spirit is leading me to )now @ess#
Spposing yo )now @ess# What do yo say6 $e lost ot6 *o, $e didn-t# Bt there was a
great deal pt pon $im by the people who said+
Is not this the carpenter-s son6 is not his mother called 3ary6 and his brethren, @ames, and
@oses, and Simon, and @das6
1nd his sisters, are they not all with s6 Whence then hath this
man all these things6 3atthew ;J+AA,AI
They said, !$e is only an ordinary man# $e is born the same way# :o see $im, there, what is
$e6"
:o will never get anything that way# $e wasn-t an ordinary man if $e was born ot of the
same loins# There were two sons born, and one was of promise, the other wasn-t# Bt the son of
promise got the blessings# :o can never enter into (od-s conditions on any lines, only the spirital#
For a time there was a clod overshadowed @ess becase of $is ancestry# With the @ews it
overshadows $im today becase the vail is over their eyes, bt the vail will be lifted# With the
(entiles the vail is already lifted#
We see $im as the incarnation, as the $oly ,ne of (od, as the Son of (od, as the only
Begotten of the Father fall of grace and trth# We see $im as the brden bearer, as or sanctifier, as
or cleanser, as or bapti&er# =now no man after the flesh bt see $im5 1nd as we behold $im in all
$is glory we shall rise, we cannot help bt rise in the power of (od# =now no man after the flesh#
:o will draw people if yo refse to be contaminated# 0eople want holiness# 0eople want
righteosness# 0eople want prity# 0eople have an inward longing to be clothed pon#
3ay the Lord lead yo this morning to the spply of every need far more than yo can as) or
thin)# The Lord bless yo as yo are led to dedicate yorself afresh to (od this very day# 1men#
3essage given at (lad Tidings Tabernacle and Bible Training School San Francisco,
California
0ressing Throgh, September ;><<
*ow beloved, I believe the Lord wants me to read yo a few verses from St#
3ar)-s gospel# Trn to the second chapter, Chere following the reading of the healing of the
palsied man, borne of for and let down throgh the hosetop at @ess- feetF#
1nd immediately he arose, too) p the bed, and went forth before
them allB insomch that they were all ama&ed, and glorified (od,
saying, We never saw it on this fashion# 3ar) <+;<
If anything stirs me in my life it is sch words as these, !We never saw it on this fashion#"
Something oght to happen all the time so that people will say, !We never saw it li)e that#" If there is
anything that (od is dissatisfied with, it is stationary conditions# So many people stop on the
threshold, when (od, in $is great plan, is inviting them into $is treasry# ,h, this treasry of the
3ost $igh, the nsearchable riches of Christ, this divine position which (od wants to move s into
so that we are altogether a new creation# :o )now that the flesh profiteth nothing# !###the carnal mind
is enmity against (od+ for it is not sb8ect to the law of (od, neither indeed can be" CRomans H+EF#
1s we cease to live in the old life, and )now the resrrection power of the Lord, we come into a
place of rest, of faith, and 8oy and peace and blessing and life everlasting# (lory to (od5
3ay the Lord give s a new vision of $imself, fresh toches of divine life and $is presence
that will sha)e off all that remains of the old life and bring s flly into $is newness of life# 3ay $e
reveal to s the greatness of $is will concerning s, for there is no one who loves s li)e $im# :es,
beloved, there is no love li)e $is, no compassion li)e $is# $e is filled with compassion, and never
fails to ta)e those who will flly obey $im into the promised land#
:o )now, beloved, in (od-s Word there is always more to follow, always more than we
)now, and oh, if we cold only be babies this afternoon, with a childli)e mind to ta)e in all the mind
of (od, what wonderfl things wold happen# I wonder if yo ta)e the Bible 8st for
yorself# It is grand# *ever mind who ta)es only a part % yo ta)e it all# When we get sch a
thirst pon s that nothing can satisfy s bt (od, we shall have a royal time#
The child of (od mst have reality all the time# 1fter the child of (od comes into the
sweetness of the perfme of the presence of (od, he will have the hidden treasres of (od and will
always be feeding on that blessed nction of trth that will ma)e life fll of glory# 1re yo dry6 There
is no dry place in (od, bt all the good things come ot of hard times# The harder the place yo are in,
the more blessedness can come ot of it as we yield to $is plan# ,h, if I had only )nown (od-s plan
in its flness I might never have had a tear in my life# (od is so abndant, so fll of love and mercyB
there is no lac) to them that trst in $im# 1s I bring yo these words this afternoon on the lines of
faith, I pray that (od may give s some toch of reality, so that we may be able to trst $im all the
way#
It is an ideal thing to get people to believe, when they as), that they shall receiveB bt how
cold it be otherwise6 It mst be so when (od says it# *ow we have a beatifl word broght before
s this afternoon in the case of this man with the palsy, a helpless man, and so infirm that he cold not
help himself to get to the place where @ess was# For men, whose hearts were fll of compassion,
carried the man to the hose, bt the hose was fll# ,h, I can see that hose today as it was filled,
8ammed and crammed 8st as it was in 3e'ico Cwe had a wonderfl time in 3e'ico, hadn-t we,
Brother 3ontgomery6F, 8st as it was in Swit&erland and in Sweden, in *orway and in 4enmar)# The
places have been pac)ed to hear the words of or Savior# There was no room, even by the door# It
was crowded inside and crowded otside#
The men who were carrying the palsied man said, !What shall we do6" Bt there is always a
way# I have never fond faith to fail, never once# 3ay (od the $oly (host, this afternoon, give s a
new toch of faith in (od-s nlimited power# 3ay we have a living faith that will dare to trst $im
and say, !Lord, I do believe#"
There was no room, !not so mch as abot the door," C3ar) <+<F bt these men said, !Let-s go
p on the hosetop#" 7nbelieving people wold say, !,h, that is silly, ridiclos, foolish5" Bt the
men of faith say, !We mst have him in at all costs# It is nothing to move the roof#
Let-s go p and go throgh#" Lord, ta)e s today, and let s go throghB let s drop right into
the arms of @ess# It is a lovely place to drop into, ot of yor self9righteosness, ot of yor self9
consciosness, ot of yor nbelief# Some people have been in a strange place of deadness for years,
bt (od can sha)e them ot of it# Than) (od some of the molds have been bro)en# It is a blessed thing
when the old mold gets bro)en, for (od has a new mold, and how $e can ma)e perfect ot of the
imperfect by $is own loving toch#
I tell yo, my sister, my brother, that since the day that Christ-s blood was shedB since the day
of $is atonement, $e has paid the price to meet all the world-s need and its cry of sorrow# Trly
@ess has met the need of the bro)en hearts and the sorrowfl spirits, and also of the withered limbs
and the bro)en bodies# (od-s dear Son paid the debt for all, for $e too) or infirmities and bare or
sic)nesses# In all points $e was tempted li)e as we are, in order that $e might be able to sccor them
that are tempted# I re8oice to bring $im to yo today, in a new way it may be on some lines, even
thogh it be in my croo)ed :or)shire speech, and say to yo that $e is the only @essB $e is the only
planB $e is the only lifeB $e is the only helpB bt than) (od $e has trimphed to the ttermost# $e
came to see) and to save that which was lost, and $e heals all who come to $im#
1s the palsied man is let down throgh the roof, there is a great commotion, and all the people
are ga&ing p at this strange sight# We read, !When @ess saw their faith, he said nto the sic) of the
palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee" C3ar) <+AF# What had the forgiveness of sins to do with the
healing of this man6 It had everything to do with it# Sin is at the root of disease# 3ay the Lord cleanse
s this afternoon from otward sin and from inbred sin, and ta)e away from s all that hinders the
power of (od to wor) throgh s#
The scribes reasoned in their hearts ths, !###who can forgive sins bt (od only6" Cv# EF# Bt
the Lord answered the thoghts of their hearts by saying, !Whether is it easier to say to the sic) of the
palsy, Thy sins be forgiven theeB or to say, 1rise, and ta)e p thy bed, and wal)6 Bt that ye may
)now that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, Che saith to the sic) of the palsy,F I say
nto thee, 1rise, and ta)e p thy bed, and go thy way into thine hose" Cvv# >9;;F#
@ess had seen the wea)ness of that man, and his helplessness# $e saw also the faith of these
for men# There is something in this for s today# 3any people will not be saved nless some of yo
are sed to stir them p# Remember that yo are yor brother-s )eeper# We mst ta)e or brother to
@ess# When these men carried the palsied man, they pressed throgh ntil he cold hear the voice of
the Son of (od, and liberty came to the captive# The man became strong by the power of (od, arose,
too) p his bed, and went forth before them all#
,h, beloved, I have seen wonderfl things li)e this wroght by the power of (od# We mst
never thin) abot or (od on small lines# $e spo)e the word one day and made the world of things
which did not appear# That is the )ind of a (od we have, and $e is 8st the same today# There is no
change in $im# ,h, $e is lovely and precios above all thoght and comparison# There is none li)e
$im#
I am certain today that nothing will profit yo bt that which yo ta)e by faith# (od wants yo
to come into a close place with (od where yo will believe and claim the promises, for they are :ea
and 1men to all that believe# Let s than) (od for this fll (ospel which is not hidden nder a bshel
today# Let s than) $im that $e is bringing ot the (ospel as in the days of $is flesh# (od is all the
time wor)ing right in the very midst of s, bt I want to )now, what are yo going to do with the
(ospel today6 There is greater blessing for yo than yo have ever received in yor life# 4o yo
believe it and will yo receive it6
0blished in Trimphs of Faith
The Faith That Comes From (od, September ;I, ;><<
Read $ebrews ;;+;9;;#; believe that there is only one way to all the treasres of (od, and
that is the way of faith# By faith and faith alone do we enter into a )nowledge of the attribtes, become
parta)ers of the beatitdes, and participate in the glories of or ascended Lord# 1ll $is promises are
:ea and 1men to them who believe#
(od wold have s come to $im by $is own way# That is throgh the open door of grace# 1
way has been made# It is a beatifl way, and all $is saints can enter in by this way and find rest#
(od has prescribed that the 8st shall live by faith# I find that all is a failre that has not its base on the
roc) Christ @ess# $e is the only way, the trth, and the life# The way of faith is the Christ way,
receiving $im in $is flness and wal)ing in $imB receiving $is /ic)ening life that filleth, moveth,
and changeth s, bringing s to a place where there is always an 1men in or hearts to all the will of
(od#
1s I loo) into the twelfth chapter of 1cts, I find that the people were praying all night for
0eter to come ot of prison# They had a &eal bt no faith# They were to be commended for their &eal in
spending their time in prayer withot ceasing, bt there was one thing missing# It was faith# Rhoda had
more faith than the rest of them# When the )noc) came to the door, she ran to it, and the moment she
heard 0eter-s voice, she ran bac) again with 8oy saying that 0eter stood before the gate# 1nd all the
people said, !:o are mad# It isn-t so#" Bt she constantly affirmed that it was even so# Bt they had
not faith, and con8ectred, !Well, (od has sent $is angel#" Bt 0eter contined )noc)ing# They had
&eal bt no faith# 1nd I believe there is /ite a difference#
2acharias and .lisabeth srely wanted a son, bt even when the angel came and told
2acharias he was fll of nbelief# 1nd the angel said, !###tho shalt be dmb### becase tho believest
not my words###" CL)e ;+<DF#
Bt loo) at 3ary# When the angel came to her, 3ary said, !###be it nto me according to thy
word###" CL)e ;+JHF# It was her 1men to the will of (od# 1nd (od wants s with an 1men in or
lives, an inward 1men, a mighty moving 1men, a (od9inspired 1men, that which says, !It is, becase
(od has spo)en# It cannot be otherwise# It is impossible to be otherwise#"
Let s e'amine this fifth verse of $ebrews ;;+ !By faith .noch was translated that he shold
not see deathB and was not fond, becase (od had translated him+ for before his translation he had
this testimony, that he pleased (od#"
When I was in Sweden, the Lord wor)ed mightily# 1fter one or two addresses the leaders
called me and said, !We have heard very strange things abot yo, and we wold li)e to )now if they
are tre# We can see that (od is with yo, and that (od is moving, and we )now that it will be a great
blessing to Sweden#"
!Well," I said, !what is it6"
!Well," they said, !we have heard from good athority that yo preach that yo have the
resrrection body#" When I was in France I had an interpreter that believed this thing, and I fond ot
after I had preached once or twice throgh the interpreter that she gave her own e'pressions# 1nd of
corse I did not )now# I said to these brethren, !I tell yo what my personal convictions are# I believe
that if I had the testimony of .noch I shold be off# I believe that the moment .noch had the testimony
that he pleased (od, off he went#"
I pray that (od will so /ic)en or faith, for translation is in the mind of (odB bt remember
that translation comes on the line of holy obedience and a wal) that is pleasing to (od# This was tre
of .noch# 1nd I believe that we mst have a li)e wal) with (od in the Spirit, having commnion with
$im, living nder $is divine smile, and I pray that (od by $is Spirit may so move s that we will be
where .noch was when he wal)ed with (od#
There are two )inds of faith# There is the natral faith# Bt the spernatral faith is the gift of
(od# In 1cts <I+;H, 0al is telling 1grippa of what the Lord said to him in commissioning him,
To open their eyes, and to trn them from dar)ness to light, and
from the power of Satan nto (od, that they may receive
forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are
sanctified by faith that is in me#
Is that the faith of 0al6 *o, it is the faith that the $oly (host is giving# It is the faith that $e
brings to s as we press in and on with (od# I want to pt before yo this difference between or faith
and the faith of @ess# ,r faith comes to an end# 3ost people in this place have come to where they
have said, !Lord, I can go no frther# I have gone so far and I can go no frther# I have sed all the
faith I have, and I have 8st to stop now and wait#"
I remember one day being in Lancashire, and going rond to see some sic) people# I was ta)en
into a hose where there was a yong woman lying on a bed, a very helpless case# The reason had
gone, and many things were manifested there which were satanic and I )new it# She was only a yong
woman, a beatifl child# The hsband, /ite a yong man, came in with the baby, and he leaned over
to )iss the wife# The moment he did, she threw herself over on the other side, 8st as a lnatic wold
do# That was very heartbrea)ing# Then he too) the baby and pressed the baby-s lips to the mother#
1gain another wild )ind of thing happened# I as)ed one who was attending her, !$ave yo anybody to
help6" !,h," they said, !We have had everything#" !Bt," I said, !have yo no spirital help6" $er
hsband stormed ot and said, !$elp6 :o thin) that we believe in (od after we have had seven
wee)s of no sleep and maniac conditions# :o thin) that we believe (od# :o are mista)en# :o
have come to the wrong hose#"
Then a yong woman of abot eighteen or so 8st grinned at me and passed ot of the door,
and that finished the whole bsiness# That broght me to a place of compassion for the woman that
something had to be done, no matter what it was# Then with my faith I began to penetrate the heavens,
and I was soon ot of that hose I will tell yo, for I never saw a man get anything from (od who
prayed on the earth# If yo get anything from (od yo will have to pray into heaven for it is all there#
If yo are living in the earth realm and e'pect things from heaven, they will never come# 1nd as I saw
in the presence of (od the limitations of my faith, there came another faith, a faith that cold not be
denied, a faith that too) the promise, a faith that believed (od-s Word# 1nd I came from that presence
bac) again to earth, bt not the same man nder the conditions confronting me# (od gave a faith that
cold sha)e hell and anything else#
I said, !Come ot of her in the name of @ess5" 1nd she rolled over and fell asleep and
wa)ened in forteen hors perfectly sane and perfectly whole# There is a process on this line# .noch
wal)ed with (od# That mst have been all those years as he was penetrating, and going throgh, and
laying hold, and believing and seeing and getting into sch close cooperation and toch with (od that
things moved on earth and he began to move toward heaven# 1t last it was not possible for him to
stop any longer# ,h, hallel8ah5
In the fifteenth chapter of First Corinthians we read of the body being !sown with dishonor,"
to be raised in power# It seems to me that as we are loo)ing for translation that the Lord wold have
s )now something of that power now, and wold have s )ept in that power, so that we shold not be
sown in dishonor#
.noch wal)ed with (od# (od wants to raise the condition of saints so that they wal) with
$im and tal) with $im# I don-t want to bild anything rond myself, bt it is tre that if yo find me
otside of conversation with man, yo will find me in conversation with (od#
There in one thing that (od has given me from my yoth p, a taste and relish for my Bible# I
can say before (od, I have never read a boo) bt my Bible, so I )now nothing abot boo)s# It seems
better to me to get the Boo) of boo)s for food for yor sol, for the strengthening of yor faith and the
bilding p of yor character in (od, so that all the time yo are being changed and made meet to
wal) with (od#
###withot faith it is impossible to please him+ for he that cometh to
(od mst believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that
diligently see) him# $ebrews ;;+I
I can see that it is impossible to please $im on any lines bt faith, for everything that is not of
faith is sin# (od wants s to see that the plan of faith is the ideal and principle of (od# In this
connection I love to )eep in my thoghts the beatifl words in the second verse of the twelfth chapter
of $ebrews+ !Loo)ing nto @ess the athor and finisher of or faith####" $e is the athor of faith# (od
wor)ed throgh $im for the forming of the worlds# 1ll things were made by $im, and withot $im
was not anything made that was made# 1nd becase of the e'ceeding abndant 8oy of providing for s
so great salvation, $e became the athor of a living faith# 1nd throgh this principle of living faith,
loo)ing nto $im who is the athor and finisher of or faith, we are changed into the same image from
glory to glory, even by the Spirit of the Lord#
(od has something better for yo than yo have ever had in the past# Come ot into all the
flness of faith and power and life and victory that $e is willing to provide, as yo forget the things
of the past, and press right on for the pri&e of $is calling in Christ @ess#
The 1ppointed !$or" Life ,t of 4eath, *ovember A, ;><<
The 1pplase ,f The World Ls# The 1pproval ,f (od
This is a very blessed time for s to gather together in remembrance of the Lord# I want to
remind yo of this fact, that this is the only service we render to the Lord# 1ll other services we
attend are for s to get blessing from the Lord, bt @ess said, !This do in remembrance of 3e#" We
have gathered together to commemorate that wonderfl death, victory, and trimph, and the loo)ing
forward to the !glorios hope," and I want yo, if it is possible at all, to get rid of yor religion# It has
been !religion" at all times that has slain and destroyed that which was good# When Satan entered
into @das, the only people who the devil cold spea) to throgh @das were the priests, sad as it is to
say it# They conspired to get him to betray @ess, and the devil too) money from these priests to pt
@ess to death# *ow it is a very serios thing, for we mst clearly nderstand whether we are of the
right spirit or not, for no man can be of the Spirit of Christ and persecte anotherB no man can have the
tre Spirit of @ess and slay his brother, and no man can follow the Lord @ess and have enmity in his
heart# :o cannot have @ess and have bitterness and hatred, and persecte the believer#
It is possible for s, if we are not carefl, to have within s an evil spirit of nbelief, and even
in or best state it is possible for s to have enmity nless we are perfectly dead and let the life of the
Lord lead s# :o remember @ess wanted to pass throgh a certain place as $e was going to
@ersalem# Becase $e wold not stop and preach to them concerning the =ingdom, they refsed to
allow $im to go throgh their section of the contry# 1nd the disciples which were with @ess said to
$im, !Shall we call down fire from heaven pon them as .li8ah did6" CL)e >+A?F# Bt @ess trned
and said, !:e )now not what manner of spirit ye are ofQ Cv# AAF# There they were, following @ess
and with $im all the time, bt @ess reb)ed that spirit# I pray (od that we may get this ot of this
service, that or )nowledge
of @ess is pre love, and pre love to @ess is death to self on all lines, body, sol and spirit#
I believe if we are in the will of (od, we will be perfectly directed at all times, and if we wold
)now anything abot the mighty wor)s of Christ, we shall have to follow what @ess said# Whatever
$e said came to pass#
3any things happened in the lives of the apostles to show $is power over all flesh# In regard
to paying tribte, @ess said to 0eter, !We are free, we can enter into the city withot paying tribteB
nevertheless, we will pay#" I li)e that thoght, that @ess was so righteos on all lines# It helps me a
great deal# Then @ess told 0eter to do a very hard thing# $e said, !Ta)e that hoo) and cast it into the
sea# 4raw ot a fish and ta)e from its gills a piece of silver for thee and 3e#" This was one of the
hardest things 0eter had to do# $e had been fishing all his life, bt never had he ta)en silver ot of a
fish-s moth# There were thosands and millions of fish in the sea, bt one fish had to have a piece of
silver in it# $e went down to the sea as any natral man wold, speclating and thin)ing, !$ow can it
be6" Bt how cold it not be, if @ess said it wold be6 Then the perple'ity wold arise, !Bt how
many fish there are, and which fish has the money6" Brother, if (od spea)s, it will be as $e says#
What yo need is to )now the mind of (od and the Word of (od, and yo will be so free yo will
never find a frown on yor face, nor a tear in yor eye# The more yo )now of the mightiness of
revelation, the more does everything in the way of fearflness pass away# To )now (od is to be in the
place of trimph# To )now (od is to be in the place of rest# To )now (od is to be in the place of
victory# *o dobt many things were in 0eter-s mind that day, bt than) (od there was one fish, and he
obeyed# Sometimes to obey in blindness brings the victory# Sometimes when perple'ities arise in
yor mind, obedience means (od wor)ing ot the problem# 0eter cast the hoo) into the sea, and it
wold have been ama&ing if yo cold have seen the distrbance the other fish made to move ot of
the way, all e'cepting the right one# @st one among the millions of fish (od wanted# (od may pt $is
hand pon yo in the midst of millions of people, bt if $e spea)s to yo, that thing that $e says will
be appointed#
,n this occasion, @ess said to 0eter and the rest, that when they went ot into the city they
wold see a man bearing a pitcher of water, and they shold follow him# It was not cstomary in the
.ast for men to carry anything on their heads# The women always did the carrying, bt this had to be a
man, and he had to have a pitcher# ,ne day there was a man preaching and he said it was /ite all
right for @ess to go and arrange for a colt to be tied there, and another preacher said it was /ite easy
to feed all those thosands of people, becase the loaves in those days were so tremendosly big, bt
he didn-t tell them it was a little boy who had the five loaves# 7nbelief can be very blind, bt faith
can see throgh a stone wall# Faith when it is moved by the power of (od can lagh when troble is
on#
They said to the man with the pitcher, !Where is the gest chamber6" !$ow strange it is that
yo shold as)," he replied# !I have been preparing that, wondering who wanted it#" It is marvelos
when (od is leading how perfectly everything wor)s into the plan# $e was arranging everything# :o
thin) $e cannot do that today for yo6 0eople who have been in perple'ities for days and days, $e
)nows how to deliver ot of trobleB $e )nows how to be with yo in the dar) hor# $e can ma)e all
things wor) together for good to them that love (od# $e has a way of arranging $is plan, and when
(od comes in, yo always )now it was a day yo lived in (od# ,h, to live in (od5 There is a vast
difference between living in (od and living in speclation and hope# There is something better than
hopeB something better than speclation# !They that )now their (od shall be strong and do e'ploits,"
and (od wold have s to )now $im#
!1nd when the hor was come, $e sat down and the twelve apostles with $im#" !When the
hor was come" % that was the most wonderfl hor# There never was an hor, never will be an hor
li)e that hor# What hor was it6 It was an hor of the passing of creation nder the blood# It was an
hor of destrction of demon power# It was an hor appointed of life coming ot of death# It was an
hor when all that ever lived came nder a glorios covering of the blood# It was an hor when all the
world was coming into emancipation by the blood# It was an hor in the world-s history when it
emerged from dar) chaos, a wonderfl hor5 0raise (od for that hor5 Was it a dar) hor6 It was a
dar) hor for $im, bt a wonderfl light dawned for s# It was tremendosly dar) for the Son of 3an,
bt praise (od $e came throgh it#
There are some things in the Scriptres which move me greatly# I am glad that 0al was a
man# I am glad that @ess was a 3an# I am glad that 4aniel was a man, and I am also glad that @ohn
was a man# :o as), !Why6" Becase I see that whatever (od has done for other men, $e can do for
me# 1nd I find (od has done sch wonderfl things for other men that I am always on the e'pectation
that these things are possible for me# Thin) abot this# It is a wonderfl thoght to me# @ess said in
that trying hor % hear it for a moment+ !I have a desire to eat this 0assover with yo before I
sffer#" 4esire6 What cold be $is desire6 $is desire becase of the salvation of the world# $is
desire becase of dethronement of the powers of Satan# $is desire becase $e )new $e was going to
con/er everything and ma)e every man free who ever lived# It was a great desire, bt what lay
between it6 @st between that and the cross lay (ethsemane5 Some people say that @ess died on the
cross# It is perfectly tre, bt is that the only place6 @ess died in (ethsemane# That was the tragic
moment5 That was the place where $e paid the debt# It was in (ethsemane, and (ethsemane was
between $im and the cross# $e had a desire to eat this 0assover and )new (ethsemane was between
$im and the cross#
I want yo to thin) abot (ethsemane# There alone, and with the tremendos weight, the awfl
effect of all sin and disease pon that body, $e cries ot, !If it be possible, let it pass#" ,h, cold it
be5 $e cold only save when $e was man, bt here, li)e a giant refreshed and coming ot of a great
chaos of dar)ness, $e comes forth+ !To this end I came#" It was $is prpose to die for the world# ,h,
brother, will it ever be said to pass throgh yor lips or yor mind for a moment that yo will not
have a desire to serve Christ li)e that6 Can yo deign, nder any circmstances to ta)e yor cross
flly, to be in the place of any ridicle, any srrender, anything for the 3an who said $e desired to
eat the 0assover with $is disciples, )nowing what it meant6 It can only come ot of the depths of love
we have for $im that we can say this morning, !Lord @ess, I will follow#" ,h, brother, there is
something very wonderfl in the decision in yor heart5 (od )nows the heart# :o do not always have
to be on the hosetop to shot to indicate the condition of yor heart# $e )nows yor inward heart#
:o say, !I wold be ashamed not to be willing to sffer for a 3an who desired to sffer to save
me#" !With desire," $e says#
I )now what it is to have the )ingdom of heaven within yo# $e said that even the least in the
)ingdom of heaven is greater than @ohn the Baptist, meaning those who are nder the blood, those who
have seen the Lord by faith, those who )now by redemption they are made sons of (od# I say to yo,
$e will never taste again ntil we are there with $im# The =ingdom will never be complete % it
cold not be % ntil we are all there at that great Spper of the Lamb where there will be millions
and trillions of redeemed, which no man can nmber# We shall be there when that Spper is ta)ing
place# I li)e to thin) of that#
I hope yo will ta)e one step into definite lines with (od and believe it# It is an act of faith
(od wants to bring yo into a perfecting of that love that cannot fail to avail# It is a fact that $e has
opened the )ingdom of heaven to all believers, and that $e gives eternal life to them who believe#
The Lord, the ,mnipotent (od, it is $e that )noweth the end from the beginning, and has arranged by
the blood of the Lamb to cover the gilty and ma)e intercession for all believers# ,h, it is a
wonderfl inheritance of faith to find shelter nder the blood of @ess5
I want yo to see that $e says, !4o this in remembrance of 3e#" $e too) the cp# $e too) the
bread, and $e gave than)s# The very attitde of giving than)s for $is shed blood, giving than)s for
$is bro)en body, overwhelms the heart# To thin) that my Lord cold give than)s for $is shed blood5
To thin) that my Lord cold give than)s for $is bro)en body5 ,nly divinity can reveal this sblime
act nto the heart5 The natral man cannot receive it, bt the spirital man, the man who has been
created anew by faith in Christ, he is open to it# The man who believes (od comes in is inborn with
the eternal seed of trth and righteosness and faith, and from the moment he sees the trth on the lines
of faith he is made a new creation# The flesh ceases, the spirital man begins# ,ne passes off, the
other passes on, ntil a man is in the e'istence of (od# I say the Lord brings a child of faith into a
place of rest, cases him to sit with $im in heavenly places, gives him a langage in the Spirit and
ma)es him )now he belongs no longer to the law of creation#
:o see this bread which represents $is bro)en body6 The Lord )new $e cold not bring s
any nearer to $is bro)en body# ,r bodies are made of bread# The body of @ess was made of that
bread, and $e )new $e cold bring s no nearer# $e too) the natral elements and said, !This bread
represents my bro)en body#" *ow will it ever become that body of Christ6 *o, never# :o cannot
ma)e it so# It is foolishness to believe it, bt I ta)e it as an emblem and when I eat it, the natral leads
me into the spernatral, and instantly I begin to feed on the spernatral by faith# ,ne leads me into
the other#
@ess said, !Ta)e, eat, this is my body#" I have a real )nowledge of Christ throgh this
emblem# 3ay we ta)e from the table of the riches of $is promises# The riches of heaven are before
s# Fear not, only believe, for (od has opened the treasres of $is holy Word#
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1s they were all gathered together, $e loo)ed on them and said right into their ears, !There is
one of yo which will betray 3e#" @ess )new who wold betray $im# $e had )nown it for many,
many months# They whispered to one another, !Who is it6" *one of them had real confidence that it
wold not be he# That is the serios part abot itB they had so little confidence in their ability to face
the opposition that was before them, and they had no confidence it wold not be one of them# @ess
)new# $e had been tal)ing to @das many times, reb)ing him, and telling him that his corse wold
srely bring him to a bad end# $e never had told any of $is disciples, not even @ohn who leaned on
$is breast# *ow if that same spirit was in any chrch, it wold prify the chrch# Bt I fear sometimes
Satan gets the advantage and things are told before they are tre# I believe (od wants to so sanctify
s, so separate s, that we will have that perfection of love that will not spea) ill of a brother, that
will not slander a brother whether it is tre or not#
There was strife among them who shold be the greatest, bt $e said, !$e that is chief let him
be as he that doth serve," and then $e, the 3aster said, !I am among yo as one that serveth#" $e, the
noblest, the prest, $e was the servant of all5 .'ercising lordship over another is not of (od# We
mst learn in or hearts that fellowship, tre righteosness loving one another and preferring one
another mst come into the chrch# 0entecost mst otreach everything that ever has been, and we
)now it will if we are willing# Bt it cannot be if we will not# We can never be filled with the $oly
(host so long as there is any hman, craving desire for or own will# Selfishness mst be destroyed#
@ess was perfect, the end of everything, and (od will bring s all there# It is giving that paysB it is
helping that paysB it is loving that paysB it is ptting yorself ot of the way for another that pays# !I am
among yo as one that serveth# :e are they which have contined with 3e in 3y temptations# 1nd I
appoint nto yo a )ingdom, as my Father hath appointed nto 3e#" I believe there is a day coming
greater than anything any of s have any conception of# This is the testing road# This is the place
where yor whole body has to be covered with the wings of (od that yor na)edness shall not be
seen# This is the thing that (od is getting yo ready for, the most wonderfl thing yor heart can
conceive# $ow can yo get into it6 First of all, !:e have contined with 3e in 3y temptations#" $e
had been in trials, $e had been in temptation# There is not one of s who is tempted beyond what $e
was# If a yong man can be so pre that he cannot be tempted, he will never be fit to be made a 8dge,
bt (od intends s to be so prified dring these evil days that $e can ma)e s 8dges in the world to
come# If we can be tried, if we can be tempted on any line, @ess said, !:e are they which have
contined with 3e in 3y temptation#" $ave faith and (od will )eep yo pre in the temptation# $ow
shall we reach it6 In 3atthew ;>+<H, @ess said,
###ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of
man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit pon twelve
thrones, 8dging the twelve tribes of Israel#
!Follow in regeneration" % every day is a regenerationB every day is a day of advancementB
every day is a place of choice# .very day yo find yorself in need of fresh consecration# If yo are in
a place to yield, (od moves yo in the place of regeneration#
For years and years (od has been ma)ing me appear to hndreds and thosands of people as a
fool# I remember the day when $e saved me and when $e called me ot# If there is a thing (od wants
to do today, $e wants to be as real to yo and me as $e was to 1braham# 1fter I was saved I 8oined
myself p to a very lively lot of people who were fll of a revival spirit, and it was marvelos how
(od blest# 1nd then there came a l)ewarmness and indifference, and (od said to me as clearly as
anything, !Come ot#" I obeyed and came ot# The people said, !We cannot nderstand yo# We need
yo now and yo are leaving s#" The 0lymoth brethren at that time were in a Conference# The Word
of (od was with them in power, the love of (od was with them nveiled# Baptism by immersion was
revealed to me, and when my friends saw me go into the water they said I was altogether wrong# Bt
(od had called me and I obeyed# The day came when I saw that the brethren had dropped down to the
letter, all letter, dry and barren#
1t that time the Salvation 1rmy was filled with love, filled with power, filled with &ealB
every place a revival, and I 8oined p with them# For abot si' years the glory of (od was there, and
then the Lord said again, !Come ot," and I was glad I came# It dropped right into a social movement
and (od has no place for a social movement# We are saved by regeneration and the man who is going
on with (od has no time for social reforms#
(od moved on, and at that time there were many people who were receiving the baptism of
the $oly (host withot signs# Those days were !days of heaven on earth#" (od nfolded the trth,
showed the way of sanctification by the power of the blood of Christ, and I saw in that the great
inflow of the life of (od# I than) (od for that, bt (od came along again and said, !Come ot#" I
obeyed (od and went with what they called the !tonges" fol)sB they got the credit for having frther
light# I saw (od advancing every movement I made, and I can see even in this 0entecostal wor),
e'cept we see there is a real death, (od will say to s, !Come ot#" 7nless 0entecost wa)es p to
sha)e herself free from all worldly things and comes into a place of the divine9li)eness with (od, we
will hear the voice of (od, !Come ot" and $e will have something far better than this# I as) every
one of yo, will yo hear the voice of (od and come ot6 :o as), !What do yo mean6" .veryone
of yo )nows withot e'ception, there is no word for 0entecost, only being on fire# If yo are not on
fire, yo are not in the place of regeneration# It is only the fire of (od that brns p the entanglements
of the world#
When we came into this new wor) (od spo)e to s by the Spirit and we )new we had to
reach the place of absolte yieldedness and cleansing, so that there wold be nothing left# We were
swept and garnished# Brother, that was only the beginning, and if yo have not made tremendos
progress in that holy &eal and power and compassion of (od, we can trly say yo have bac)slidden
in heart# The bac)slider in heart is dead# $e is not having the open vision# The bac)slider in heart is
not seeing the Word of (od more fresh every day# :o can pt it down that a man is a bac)slider in
heart if he is not hated by the world# If yo have the applase of the world yo are not having the
approval of (od# I do not )now whether yo will receive it or not bt my heart brns with this
message, !changing in the regeneration" for in this changing yo will get a place in the =ingdom to
come where yo shall be in athorityB that place which (od has prepared for s, that place which is
beyond all hman conception# We can catch a glimpse of that glory when we see how @ohn
worshipped the angel, and the angel said to him, !See tho do it not, for I am thy fellow9 servant, of
thy brethren the prophets#" This angel is showing @ohn the wonders of the glorios =ingdom and in
his glorified state, @ohn thoght he was the Lord# I wonder if we dare believe for it#
Let me close with these words+ as sre as we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall
have the image of the heavenly# It means to s that everything of an earthly type has to cease, for the
heavenly type is so wonderfl in all its prity# (od, fll of love, fll of prity, fll of power5 *o
power only on the lines of prity5 *o open door into heaven only on the lines of the conscience void
of sin between man and (od, the heavens open only where the Spirit of the Lord is so leading, so that
flesh has no power, bt we will live in the Spirit# (od bless yo and prepare yo for greater days#
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I 1m The Lord That $ealeth Thee, *ovember ;;,;><<
Is any sic) among yo 6 let him call for the elders of the chrchB
and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of
the Lord+ 1nd the prayer of faith shall save the sic), and the Lord
shall raise him pB and if he hath committed sins, they shall be
forgiven him# @ames A+;?,;A
We have in this precios Word a real basis for the trth of healing# In this scriptre (od gives
very definite instrctions to the sic)# If yo are sic), yor part is to call for the elders of the chrchB it
is their part to anoint and pray for yo in faith, and then the whole sitation rests with the Lord# When
yo have been anointed and prayed for, yo can rest assred that the Lord will raise yo p# It is the
Word of (od#
I believe that we all can see that the chrch cannot play with this bsiness# If any trn away
from these clear instrctions they are in a place of tremendos danger# Those who refse to obey do
so to their nspea)able loss#
@ames tells s in connection with this, !###if any of yo do err from the trth, and one convert
himB let him )now, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a sol from
death###" C@ames A+;>,<DF# 3any trn away from the Lord li)e =ing 1sa, who soght the physicians in
his sic)ness and conse/ently died, and I ta)e it that this passage means that if one indces another to
trn bac) to the Lord, he will save sch from death and (od will forgive a mltitde of sins that they
have committed# This scriptre can also have a large application on the line of salvation# If yo trn
away from any part of (od-s trth, the enemy will certainly get an advantage over yo#
4oes the Lord meet those who loo) to $im for healing and obey the instrctions set forth in
@ames6 3ost assredly# Let me tell yo a story to show how $e will nderta)e for the most e'treme
case#
,ne day I had been visiting the sic), and was with a friend of mine, an architect, when I saw a
yong man from his office coming down the road in a car holding in his hand a telegram# It contained
a very rgent re/est that we go immediately and pray for a man who was dying# We went off in an
ato as fast as possible and in abot an hor and a half reached a large hose in the contry where the
man who was dying resided# There were two staircases in that hose, and it was e'tremely
convenient, for the doctors cold go p and down one, and my friend and I cold go p and down the
other, and so we had no occasion to meet one another#
I fond on arrival that it was a case of this sort# The man-s body had been bro)en, he was
rptred, and his bowels had been pnctred in two places# The discharge from the bowels had
formed abscesses and blood poisoning had set in# The man-s face had trned green# Two doctors
were in attendance, bt they saw that the case was beyond their power# They had telegraphed to
London for a great specialist, and, when we arrived, they were at the railway station awaiting his
arrival#
The man was very near death and cold not spea)# I said to his wife, !If yo desire, we will
anoint and pray for him#" She said, !That is why I sent for yo#" I anointed him in the name of the
Lord and as)ed the Lord to raise him p# 1pparently there was no change# (od often hides what $e
does# From day to day we find that (od is doing wonderfl things, and we receive reports of healings
that have ta)en place that we heard nothing abot at the time of or meetings# ,nly last night a woman
came into the meeting sffering terribly# $er whole arm was filled with poison, and her blood was so
poisoned that it was certain to bring her to her death# We reb)ed the thing, and she was here this
morning and told s that she was withot pain and had slept all night, a thing she had not done for two
months# To (od be all the praise# :o will find $e will do this )ind of thing all along#
1s soon as we anointed and prayed for this brother we went down the bac) staircase and the
three doctors came p the front staircase# 1s we arrived downstairs, I said to my friend who had
come with me, !Friend, let me have hold of yor hands#" We held each other-s hands, and I said to
him, !Loo) into my face and let s agree together according to 3atthew ;H+;> that this man shold be
broght ot of this death#" We laid the whole matter before (od, and said, !Father, we believe#"
Then the conflict began# The wife came down to s and said, !The doctors have got all their
instrments ot and they are abot to operate#" I cried, !What6 Loo) here, he-s yor hsband, and I
tell yo this, if those men operate on him, he will die# (o bac) and tell them yo cannot allow it#" She
went bac) to the doctors and said, !(ive me ten mintes#" They said, !We can-t afford to, the man is
dying and it is yor hsband-s only chance#" She said, !I want ten mintes, and yo don-t toch his
body ntil I have had them#"
They went downstairs by one staircase and we went p by the other# I said to the woman,
!This man is yor hsband, and he cannot spea) for himself# It is now the time for yo to pt yor
whole trst in (od and prove $im wholly tre# :o can save him from a thosand doctors# :o mst
stand with (od and for (od in this critical hor#" 1fter that, we came down and the doctors went p#
The wife faced those three doctors and said, !:o shan-t toch this man-s body# $e is my hsband# I
am sre that if yo operate on him he will die, bt he will live if yo don-t toch him#"
Sddenly the man in the bed spo)e# !(od has done it," he said# They rolled bac) the bed
clothes and the doctors e'amined him, and the abscesses were ct clear away# The nrse cleaned the
place where they had been# The doctors cold see the bowels still open and they said to the wife,
!We )now that yo have great faith, and we can see that a miracle has ta)en place# Bt yo mst let s
nite these bro)en parts and pt in silver tbes, and we )now that yor hsband will be all right after
that, and it need not interfere with yor faith at all#" She said to them, !(od has done the first thing
and $e can do the rest# *o man shall toch him now#" 1nd (od healed the whole thing# 1nd that man
is well and strong today# I can give his name and address to any who want it# 4o yo as) by what
power this was done6 I wold answer in the words of 0eter, !###his name throgh faith in his name
hath made this man strong###" C1cts J+;IF# The anointing was done in the name of the Lord# 1nd it is
written, !The Lord shall raise him p#" 1nd $e provides the doble creB even if sin has been the
case of the sic)ness, $is Word declares, !If he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven#"
:o as), !What is faith6" Faith is the principle of the Word of (od# The $oly Spirit, who
inspired the Word, is called the Spirit of Trth, and, as we receive with mee)ness the engrafted
Word, faith springs p in or heart % faith in the sacrifice of CalvaryB faith in the shed blood of
@essB faith in the fact that $e too) or wea)ness pon $imself, has borne or sic)nesses and carried
or pains, and that $e is or life today#
(od has chosen s to help one another# We dare not be independent# $e brings s to a place
where we sbmit orselves to one another# If we refse to do this, we get away from the Word of (od
and ot of the place of faith# I have been in this place once and I trst I shall never be there again# I
went one time to a meeting# I was very, very sic), and I got worse and worse# I )new the perfect will
of (od was for me to hmble myself and as) the elders to pray for me# I pt it off and the meeting
finished# I went home withot being anointed and prayed with, and everyone in the hose caght the
thing I was sffering with#
3y boys did not )now anything else bt to trst the Lord as the family 0hysician, and my
yongest boy, (eorge, cried ot from the attic, !4adda, come#" I cried, !I cannot come# The whole
thing is from me# I shall have to repent and as) the Lord to forgive me#" I made p my mind to hmble
myself before the whole chrch# Then I rshed to the attic and laid my hands on my boy in the name of
@ess# I placed my hands on his head and the pain left and went lower downB he cried again, !0t yor
hands still lower#" 1t last the pain went right down to the feet and as I placed my hand on the feet he
was completely delivered# Some evil power had evidently gotten hold and as I laid my hands on the
different parts of the body it left# CWe have to see the difference between anointing the sic) and
casting ot demons#F (od will always be gracios when we hmble orselves before $im and come
to a place of bro)enness of spirit#
I was at a place one time ministering to a sic) woman, and she said, !I-m very sic)# I become
all right for an hor, and then I have another attac)#" I saw that it was an evil power that was attac)ing
her, and I learned something in that hor that I had never learned before# 1s I moved my hand down
her body in the name of the Lord that evil power seemed to move 8st ahead of my hands and as I
moved them down frther and frther the evil power went right ot of her body and never retrned#
I was in $avre in France and the power of (od was being mightily manifested# 1 (ree)
named Feli' attended the meeting and become very &ealos for (od# $e was very an'ios to get all
the Catholics he cold to the meeting in order that they shold see that (od was graciosly visiting
France# $e fond a certain bedridden woman who was fi'ed in a certain position and cold not move,
and he told her abot the Lord healing at the meetings and that he wold get me to come if she wished#
She said, !3y hsband is a Catholic and he wold never allow anyone who was not a Catholic to see
me#"
She as)ed her hsband to allow me to come and told him what Feli' had told her abot the
power of (od wor)ing in or midst# $e said, !I will have no 0rotestant enter my hose#" She said,
!:o )now that the doctors cannot help me, and the priests cannot help, won-t yo let this man of (od
pray for me6" $e finally consented and I went to the hose# The simplicity of this woman and her
childli)e faith was beatifl to see#
I showed her my oil bottle and said to her, !$ere is oil# It is a symbol of the $oly (host#
When that comes pon yo, the $oly (host will begin to wor), and the Lord will raise yo p#" 1nd
(od did something the moment the oil fell pon her# I loo)ed toward the window and I saw @ess# CI
have seen $im often# There is no painting that is a bit li)e $imB no artist can ever depict the beaty of
my lovely Lord#F The woman felt the power of (od in her body and cried, !I-m free, my hands are
free, my sholders are free, and oh, I see @ess5 I-m free5 I-m free5"
The vision vanished and the woman sat p in bed# $er legs were still bond, and I said to her,
!I-ll pt my hands over yor legs and yo will be free entirely#" 1nd as I pt my hands on those legs
covered with bed clothes, I loo)ed and saw the Lord again# She saw $im too and cried, !$e-s there
again# I-m free5 I-m free5" She rose from her bed and wal)ed rond the room praising (od, and we
were all in tears as we saw $is wonderfl wor)s# The Lord shall raise them p when conditions are
met#
When I was a yong man I always loved the fellowship of old men, and was always carefl to
hear what they had to say# I had a friend, an old Baptist minister who was a wonderfl preacher# I
spent mch of my time with him# ,ne day he came to me and said, !3y wife is dying#" I said,
!Brother Clar), why don-t yo believe (od6 (od can raise her p if yo will only believe $im#" $e
as)ed me to come to his hose, and I loo)ed for someone to go with me#
I went to a certain rich man who was very &ealos for (od, and spent mch money in opening
p resce missions, and I as)ed him to go with me# $e said, !*ever yo mind me# :o go yorself,
bt I don-t ta)e to this )ind of bsiness#" Then I thoght of a man who cold pray by the hor# When he
was on his )nees he cold go rond the world three times and come ot at the same place# I as)ed him
to go with me and said to him, !:o-ll have a real chance this time# =eep at it, and /it when yo-re
throgh#" CSome go on longer after they are throgh#F Brother *ichols, for that was his name, went
with me and started praying# $e as)ed the Lord to comfort the hsband in his great bereavement and
prayed for the orphans and a lot more on this line# I cried, !,h, my (od, stop this man#" Bt there was
no stopping him and he went on praying and there was not a particle of faith in anything he ttered# $e
did stop at last, and I said, !Brother Clar), it-s now yor trn to pray#" $e started, !Lord, answer the
prayer of my brother and comfort me in this great bereavement and sorrow# 0repare me to face this
great trial#" I cried ot, !3y (od, stop this man#" The whole atmosphere was being charged with
nbelief#
I had a glass bottle fll of oil and I went p to the woman and pored the whole lot on her in
the name of @ess# Sddenly @ess appeared, standing at the foot of the bed# $e smiled and vanished#
The woman stood p, perfectly healed, and she is a strong woman today#
We have a big (od# We have a wonderfl @ess# We have a glorios Comforter# (od-s
canopy is over yo and will cover yo at all times, preserving yo from evil# 7nder $is wings shalt
tho trst# The Word of (od is living and powerfl and in its treasres yo will find eternal life# If
yo dare trst this wonderfl Lord, the Lord of life, yo will find in $im everything yo need#
So many are tampering with drgs, /ac)s, pills and plasters# Clear them all ot and believe
(od# It is sfficient to believe (od# :o will find that if yo dare trst $im, $e will never fail# !The
prayer of faith shall save the sic), and the Lord shall raise him p#" 4o yo trst $im6 $e is worthy
to be trsted#
I was one time as)ed to go to Weston9sper9mare, a seaside resort in the West of .ngland# I
learned from a telegram that a man had lost his reason and had become a raving maniac, and they
wanted me to go to pray for him# I arrived at the place, and the wife said to me, !Will yo sleep with
my hsband6" I agreed, and in the middle of the night an evil power laid hold of him# It was awfl# I
pt my hand on his head and his hair was li)e a lot of stic)s# (od gave deliverance % a temporary
deliverance# 1t I o-cloc) the ne't morning, I felt that it was necessary that I shold get ot of that
hose for a short time#
The man saw me going and cried ot, !If yo leave me, there is no hope#" Bt I felt that I had
to go# 1s I went ot I saw a woman with a Salvation 1rmy bonnet on and I )new that she was going to
their seven o-cloc) prayer meeting# I said to the Captain who was in charge of the meeting, when I
saw he was abot to give ot a hymn, !Captain, don-t sing# Let-s get to prayer#" $e agreed, and I
prayed my heart ot, and then I grabbed my hat and rshed ot of the hall# They all thoght they had a
madman in their prayer meeting that morning#
I went down to the end of the parade, and there was the man I had spent the night with, rshing
down toward the sea, withot a particle of clothing on, abot to drown himself# I cried, !In the name
of @ess, come ot of him#" The man fell fll length on the grond and that evil power went ot of him
never to retrn# $is wife came rshing after him, and the hsband was restored to her in a perfect
mental condition#
There are evil powers, bt @ess is greater than all evil powers# There are tremendos
diseases, bt @ess is healer# There is no case too hard for $im# The Lion of @dah shall brea) every
chain# $e came to relieve the oppressed and to set the captive free# $e came to bring redemption, to
ma)e s as perfect as man was before the fall#
0eople want to )now how to be )ept by the power of (od# .very position of grace into which
yo are led % forgiveness, healing, deliverance of any )ind % will be contested by Satan# $e will
contend for yor body# When yo are saved, Satan will come rond and say, !See, yo are not
saved#" The devil is a liar# If he says yo are not saved, it is a sre sign that yo are#
:o will remember the story of the man who was swept and garnished# The evil power had
been swept ot of him# Bt the man remained in a stationary position# If the Lord heals yo, yo dare
not remain in a stationary position# The evil spirit came bac) to that man and fond the hose swept,
and too) seven others worse than himself, and the last stage of that man was worse than the first# Be
sre and get filled with (od# (et an ,ccpier# Be filled with the Spirit#
(od has a million ways of nderta)ing for those who go to $im for help# $e has deliverance
for every captive# $e loves yo so mch that $e even says, !Before they call, I will answer#" 4on-t
trn $im away#
0blished in The 0entecostal .vangel
Life in the Spirit, *ovember <A,;><<
Bible reading, < Corinthians J#
We are told that we are to leave the first principles of the doctrine of Christ and go on to
perfection, not laying again the fondation of repentance from dead wor)s and the doctrine of
baptisms and the other first principles C$ebrews I+;,<F# What wold yo thin) of a bilder who was
everlastingly plling down his hose and ptting in fresh fondations6 *ever loo) bac) if yo want
the power of (od in yor life# :o will find ot that in the measre yo have allowed yorself to loo)
bac) yo have missed that which (od had for yo#
The $oly (host shows s that we mst never loo) bac) to the law of sin and death from which
we have been delivered# (od has broght s into a new order of things, a life of love and liberty in
Christ @ess that is beyond all hman comprehension# 3any are broght into this new life throgh the
power of the Spirit of (od, and then, li)e the (alatians, who ran well at the beginning, they try to
perfect themselves on the lines of legalism# They go bac) from the life in the Spirit to a life on natral
lines# (od is not pleased with this, for $e has no place for the man who has lost the vision# The only
thing to do is to repent# 4on-t try to cover p anything# If yo have been tripped p on any line,
confess it ot, and then loo) to (od to bring yo to a place of stability of faith where yor whole wal)
will be in the Spirit#
We all oght to have a clear conviction that salvation is of the Lord# It is more than a hman
order of things# If the enemy can move yo from a place of faith, he can get yo otside the plan of
(od# The moment a man falls into sin, divine life ceases to flow, and his life becomes one of
helplessness# Bt this is not (od-s thoght for any of $is children# Read the third chapter of @ohn-s
first epistle and ta)e yor place as a son of (od# Ta)e the place of )nowing that yo are a son of (od,
and remember that, as yor hope is set in Christ it shold have a prifying effect on yor life# The
$oly Spirit says, !Whosoever is born of (od doth not commit sinB for $is seed remaineth in him+ and
he cannot sin, becase he is born of (od" C; @ohn J+>F# There is life and power in the seed of the
Word that is implanted within# (od is in that !cannot," and there is more power in that Word of $is
than in any hman ob8ections# (od-s thoght for every one of s is that we shall reign in life by @ess
Christ# :o mst come to see how wonderfl yo are in (od and how helpless yo are in yorself#
(od declared $imself more mighty than every opposing power when $e cast ot the powers
of dar)ness from heaven# I want yo to )now that the same power that cast Satan ot of heaven dwells
in every man who is born of (od# If yo wold bt reali&e this, yo wold reign in life# When yo see
people laid ot nder an evil power, when yo see the powers of evil manifesting themselves, always
pt the /estion, !4id @ess come in the flesh6" I have never seen an evil power answer in the
affirmative# When yo )now yo have an evil spirit to deal with, yo have power to cast it ot#
Believe it and act on it, for !###greater is he that is in yo, than he that is in the world" C; @ohn ?+?F#
(od means yo to be in a place of overcoming, and has pt a force within yo whereby yo may
defeat the devil#
Temptations will come to all# If yo are not worth tempting yo are not worth powder and
shot# @ob said, !###when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold" C@ob <J+;DF# In every temptation
that comes, the Lord lets yo be tempted p to the very hilt, bt will never allow yo to be defeated if
yo wal) in obedienceB for right in the midst of the temptation $e will always !ma)e a way to
escape" C; Corinthians ;D+;JF#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !(od comes forth and with $is power sweeps
away the refge of lies and all the powers of dar)ness, and cases yo always to trimph in Christ
@ess# The Lord loveth $is saints and covers them with $is almighty wings#"
3ay (od help s to see it# We cannot be to the praise of $is glory ntil we are ready for
trials, and are able to trimph in them# We cannot get away from the fact that sin came in by natre,
bt (od comes into or natre and pts it into the place of death, that the Spirit of (od may come into
the temple in all $is power and liberty, that right here in this present evil world Satan may be
dethroned by the believer#
Satan is always endeavoring to bring the saints of (od into disrepte, bringing against them
railing accsations, bt the $oly (host never comes with condemnation# $e always reveals the blood
of Christ# $e always brings s help# The Lord @ess referred to $im as the Comforter who wold
come# $e is always on hand to help in the seasons of trial and test# The $oly (host is the lifting
power of the chrch of Christ# 1nd 0al tells s that we !###are manifestly declared to be the epistle of
Christ### written not with in), bt with the Spirit of the living (odB not in tables of stone, bt in fleshy
tables of the heart" C< Corinthians J+JF# The $oly (host begins in the heart, right in the depths of
hman affections# $e brings into the heart the riches of the revelation of Christ, implanting a prity
and holiness there, so that ot of its depths, praises well p continally#
The $oly (host will ma)e s epistles of Christ, ever telling ot that @ess or Lord is or
Redeemer and that $e is ever before (od as a newly slain Lamb# (od has never pt away that
revelation# 1nd becase of the perfect atonement of that slain Lamb, there is salvation, healing and
deliverance for all# Some people thin) that they have only to be cleansed once, bt as we wal) in the
light, the blood of @ess Christ is ever cleansing#
The very life of Christ has been pt within s, and is moving within s % a perfect life# 3ay
the Lord help s to see the power of this life# The years of a man-s life are threescore years and ten,
and so in the natral order of things, my life will be finished in seven years, bt I have begn a new
life that will never end# !From everlasting to everlasting Tho art (od#" This is the life I have come
into, and there is no end to this life# In me is wor)ing a power that is stronger than every powerB
Christ, the power of (od, formed within me# I can see why we need to be clothed pon from above,
for the life within me is a thosand times bigger than I am otside# There mst be a tremendos
e'pansion# I see, and cannot help seeing, that this thing cannot be nderstood on natral linesB no
natral reason can comprehend the divine plan#
We are not sfficient to thin) anything as of orselves, bt or sfficiency is of (od C<
Corinthians J+AF# If yo go bac), yo miss the plan# We leave the old order of things# We can never
have confidence in the flesh, we cannot toch that# We are in a new order, a spirital order# It is a
new life of absolte faith in the sfficiency of or (od in everything that pertains to or salvation#
:o cold never come into this place and be a Seventh9day 1dventist# The law has no place
in yo# :o are set free from everything# 1t the same time, li)e 0al, yo are !bond in the Spirit" so
that yo wold not do anything to grieve the Lord#
0al farther tells s that $e has made s !###able ministers of the new testamentB not of the
letter, bt of the spirit+ for the letter )illeth, bt the spirit giveth life" C< Corinthians J+IF# It is one
thing to read this, and another to have the revelation of it and to see the spirital force of it# 1ny man
can live in the letter and become dry and wordy, limited in )nowledge of spirital verities, and spend
his time everlastingly in splitting hairsB bt as soon as he toches the realm of the Spirit, all the
dryness goes, all the spirit of criticism leaves# There can be no divisions in a life in the Spirit# The
Spirit of (od brings sch pliability and sch love5 There is no love li)e the love in the Spirit# It is a
pre, a holy, a divine love that is shed in or hearts by the Spirit# It loves to serve and to honor the
Lord#
I can never estimate what the baptism of the $oly (host has been to me these past fifteen
years# It seems that every year has had three years pac)ed into it, so that I have had forty9five years of
happy service since ;>DE# 1nd it is getting better all the time# It is a l'ry to be filled with the Spirit,
and at the same time it is a divine command for s, not to be filled with wine wherein is e'cess, bt to
be filled with the Spirit# *o 0entecostal person oght to get ot of bed withot being lost in the Spirit
and spea)ing in tonges as the Spirit gives tterance# *o one shold come into the door of an
assembly withot spea)ing in tonges or having a psalm, or a note of praise# We emphasi&e that in the
incoming of the Spirit $e shold so fill s that the last member in the body shold be yielded to $im,
and that no one is bapti&ed in the Spirit withot spea)ing in tonges as the Spirit gives tteranceB and I
maintain that with a constant filling, yo will spea) in tonges morning, noon and night# 1s yo live in
the Spirit when yo wal) down the steps of the hose where yo live, the devil will have to go before
yo# :o will be more than a con/eror over the devil#
I see everything a failre e'cept that which is done in the Spirit# Bt as yo live in the Spirit,
yo move, act, eat, drin), and do everything to the glory of (od# ,r message is always this, !Be
filled with the Spirit#" This is (od-s place for yo, and it is as far above the natral life as the
heavens are above the earth# :ield yorselves for (od to fill#
3oses had a tremendos trial with the people# They were always in troble# Bt as he went
p into the mont, and (od nfolded to him the ten commandments, the glory fell# $e re8oiced to bring
those two tables of stone down from the mont, and his very contenance shone with the glory# $e
was bringing to Israel that which, if obeyed, wold bring life#
I thin) of my Lord coming from heaven# I thin) all heaven was moved by the sight# The law of
the letter was broght by 3oses and it was made glorios, bt all its glory was dimmed before the
e'celling glory which @ess broght to s in the Spirit of life# The glory of Sinai paled before the
glory of 0entecost# Those tables of stone with their, !Tho shalt not, tho shalt not," are done awayB
for they never broght life to anyone, and the Lord has broght in a new covenant, ptting $is law in
or minds and writing it in or hearts, this new law of the Spirit of life# 1s the $oly (host comes in,
$e fills s with sch love and liberty, and we shot for 8oy these words of this eleventh verse, !4one
away5 4one away5" $enceforth there is a new cry in or hearts, !I delight to do Thy will, , (od#"
$e ta)eth away the first, the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, that $e might
establish the second, this ministration of righteosness, this life in the Spirit#
:o as), !4oes a man who is filled with the Spirit cease to )eep the commandments6" I
simply repeat what the Spirit of (od has told s here, that this ministration of death, written and
engraven in stones Cand yo )now that the ten commandments were written on stonesF, is !done
away#" The man who becomes a living epistle of Christ, written with the Spirit of the Living (od, has
ceased to be an adlterer, or a mrderer or a covetos manB the will of (od is his delight# I love to do
the will of (od, there is no ir)someness to it, it is no trial to pray, no troble to read the Word of
(od, it is not a hard thing to go to the place of worship# With the psalmist yo say, !I was glad when
they said nto me, Let s go into the hose of the Lord" C0salm ;<<+;F#
$ow does this new life wor) ot6 The thing wor)s ot becase (od wor)s in yo to will and
to do of $is own good pleasre C0hilippians <+;JF# There is a great difference between a pmp and a
spring# The law is a pmp, the baptism is a spring# The old pmp gets ot of order, the parts perish,
and the well rns dry# The letter )illeth# Bt the spring is ever bbbling p and there is a ceaseless
flow direct from the Throne of (od# There is life#
It is written of Christ, !Tho lovest righteosness, and hatest wic)edness#" 1nd in this new
life in the Spirit, in this new covenant life, yo love the things that are right and pre and holy, and
shdder at all things that are wrong# @ess was able to say, !###the prince of this world cometh, and
hath nothing in me" C@ohn ;?+JDF# 1nd the moment we are filled with the Spirit of (od we are broght
into li)e wonderfl condition, and as we contine to be filled with the Spirit, the enemy cannot have
an inch of territory in s#
4o yo not believe that yo can be so filled with the Spirit that a man who is not living right
can be 8dged and convicted by yor presence6 1s we go on in the life of the Spirit, it will be said of
s, !In whose eyes a vile person is contemned###" C0salm ;A+?F# @ess lived there and moved in this
realm, and $is life was a constant reproof to the wic)edness arond# !Bt $e was the Son of (od,"
yo say# (od, throgh $im, has broght s into the place of sonship, and I believe that if $e has a
chance with the material, the $oly (host can ma)e something of s, and bring s to the same place#
I don-t want to boast# If I glory in anything it is only in the Lord who has been so gracios to
me# Bt I remember one time stepping ot of a railroad carriage to wash my hands# I had a season of
prayer, and the Lord 8st filled me to overflowing with $is love# I was going to a Convention in
Ireland, and I cold not get there fast enogh# 1s I retrned, I believe that the Spirit of the Lord was
so heavily pon me that my face mst have shone# C*o man can tell himself when the Spirit transforms
his very contenance#F There were two clerical men sitting together, and as I got into the carriage
again, one of them cried ot, !:o convict me of sin#" Within three mintes everyone in the carriage
was crying to (od for salvation# This thing has happened many times in my life# It is this ministration
of the Spirit that 0al spea)s of, this filling of the Spirit, that will ma)e yor life effective, so that
even the people in the stores where yo trade will want to leave yor presence becase they are
broght nder conviction#
We mst move from everything of the letter# 1ll that we do mst be done nder the anointing
of the Spirit# The troble has been that we as 0entecostal people have been living in the letter#
Believe what the $oly Spirit says throgh 0al % that all this ministration of condemnation that has
hindered yor liberty in Christ is done away# The law is done away5 1s far as yo are concerned, all
that old order of things is forever done away, and the Spirit of (od has broght in a new life of prity
and love# The $oly (host ta)es it for granted that yo are finished with all the things of the old life
when yo become a new creation in Christ# In the life in the Spirit, the old allrements have lost their
power# The devil will meet yo at every trn, bt the Spirit of (od will always lift p a standard
against him#
,h, if (od had $is way, we wold be li)e torches, prifying the very atmosphere wherever
we go, moving bac) the forces of wic)edness#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !The Lord is that Spirit# $e moves in yor heart#
$e shows yo that the power within yo is mightier than all the powers of dar)ness#"
4one away5 What do I mean6 Will yo be disloyal6 :o will be more than loyal# Will yo
grmble when yo are treated badly6 *o, yo will trn the other chee)# This is what yo will always
do when (od lives in yo# Leave yorselves in (od-s hands# .nter into yorselves in (od-s hands#
.nter into rest#
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his
own wor)s, as (od did from his# $ebrews ?+;D
,h, this is a lovely rest5 The whole life is a Sabbath# This is the only life that can glorify (od#
It is a life of 8oy, and every day is a day of heaven on earth#
There is a contined transformation in this life# Beholding the Lord and $is glory, we are
changed into the same image from glory to glory, even by the Spirit of the Lord# There is a contined
nveiling, a constant revelation, a repeated clothing pon from above# I want yo to promise (od
never to loo) bac), never to go bac) to that which the Spirit has said is !done away#" I made this
promise to the Lord that I wold never allow myself to dobt $is Word#
There is one thing abot a baby, it ta)es all that comes to it# 1 prdent man lets his reason
cheat him ot of (od-s best# Bt a baby ta)es all that its mother brings, and tries to swallow the bottle
and all# The baby can-t
wal), bt the mother carries itB the baby cannot dress itself, bt the mother dresses it# The
baby can-t even tal)# So in the life of the Spirit, (od nderta)es to do what we cannot do# We are
carried along by $im, $e clothes s, and $e gives s tterance# Wold that we all had the simplicity
of the babes#
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,nly Believe, 4ecember <,;><<
When one dares to trst (od on $is bare Word, then peace flows freely, wavering is passed,
there is nothing to be done, all is finished and yo enter into possessions that cannot come in any other
way# So )eep the test before yo and be still and see the salvation of (od# *othing bt love conts, so
be fll of this all9prevailing charity that )nows not fear and is blind to everything bt the ob8ect of its
perfect choice# Christ and $im alone#
Letter, Christmas ;><<
$ave Faith in (od, 4ecember >,;><<
For verily I say nto yo, That whosoever shall say nto this
montain, Be tho removed, and be tho cast into the seaB and shall
not dobt in his heart, bt shall believe that those things which he
saith shall come to passB he shall have whatsoever he saith#
Therefore I say nto yo, What things soever ye desire, when ye
pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them#
3ar) ;;+<J,<?
These are days when we need to have or faith strengthened, when we need to )now (od#
(od has designed that the 8st shall live by faith, no
matter how he may be fettered# I )now that (od-s Word is sfficient# ,ne word from $im can
change a nation# $is Word is from everlasting to everlasting# It is throgh the entrance of this
everlasting Word, this incorrptible seed, that we are born again, and come into this wonderfl
salvation# 3an cannot live by bread alone, bt mst live by every word that proceedeth ot of the
moth of (od C3atthew ?+?F# This is the food of faith, !###faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the
word of (od" CRomans ;D+;EF#
.verywhere men are trying to discredit the Bible and ta)e from it all the miraclos# ,ne
preacher says, !Well, yo )now, @ess arranged before9hand to have that colt tied where it was, and
for the men to say 8st what they did#" I tell yo, (od can arrange everything withot going near# $e
can plan for yo, and when $e plans for yo, all is peace# 1ll things are possible if yo will believe#
1nother preacher said, !It was an easy thing for @ess to feed the people with five loaves# The
loaves were so big in those days that it was a simple matter to ct them into a thosand pieces each#"
Bt $e forgot that one little boy broght those five loaves all the way in his lnch bas)et# There is
nothing impossible with (od# 1ll the impossibility is with s when we measre (od by the
limitations of or nbelief#
We have a wonderfl (od, a (od whose ways are past finding ot, and whose grace and
power are limitless# I was in Belfast one day and saw one of the brethren of the assembly# $e said to
me, !Wigglesworth, I am trobled# I have had a good deal of sorrow dring the past five months# I
had a woman in my assembly who cold always pray the blessing of heaven down on or meetings#
She is an old woman, bt her presence is always an inspiration# Bt five months ago she fell and
bro)e her thigh# The doctors pt her into a plaster cast, and after five months they bro)e the cast# Bt
the bones were not properly set and so she fell and bro)e the thigh again#"
$e too) me to her hose, and there was a woman lying in a bed on the right hand side of the
room# I said to her, !Well, what abot it now6" She said, !They have sent me home incrable# The
doctors say that I am so old that my bones won-t )nit# There is no ntriment in my bones and they
cold never do anything for me, and they say I shall have to lie in bed for the rest of my life#" I said to
her, !Can yo believe (od6" She replied, !:es, ever since I heard that yo had come to Belfast my
faith has been /ic)ened# If yo will pray, I will believe# I )now there is no power on earth that can
ma)e the bones of my thigh )nit, bt I )now there is nothing impossible with (od#" I said, !4o yo
believe $e will meet yo now6" She answered, !I do#"
It is grand to see people believe (od# (od )new all abot this leg and that it was bro)en in
two places# I said to the woman, !When I pray, something will happen#" $er hsband was sitting
thereB he had been in his chair for for years and cold not wal) a step# $e called ot, !I don-t
believe# I won-t believe# :o will never get me to believe#" I said, !1ll right," and laid my hands on
his wife in the name of the Lord @ess# The moment hands were laid pon her and she cried ot, !I-m
healed#" I said, !I-m not going to assist yo to rise# (od will do it all#" She arose and wal)ed p and
down the room, praising (od#
The old man was ama&ed at what had happened to his wife, and he cried ot, !3a)e me wal),
ma)e me wal)#" I said to him, !:o old sinner, repent#" $e cried ot, !Lord, :o )now I believe#" I
don-t thin) he meant what he saidB anyhow the Lord was fll of compassion# If $e mar)ed or sins,
where wold any of s be6 If we will meet the conditions, (od will always meet s, if we believe all
things are possible# I laid my hands on him and the power went right throgh the old man-s body, and
those legs, for the first time for for years received power to carry his body, and he wal)ed p and
down and in and ot# $e said, !,h, what great things (od has done for s tonight5"
!###What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have
them" C3ar) ;;+<?F# 4esire toward (od and yo will have desires from (od, and $e will meet yo
on the line of those desires when yo reach ot in simple faith#
1 man came to me in one of my meetings who had seen other people healed and wanted to be
healed, too# $e e'plained that his arm had been fi'ed in a certain position for many years and he
cold not move it# !(ot any faith6" I as)ed# $e said that he had a lot of faith# 1fter prayer he was able
to swing his arm rond and rond# Bt he was not satisfied and complained, !I feel a little bit of
troble 8st there," pointing to a certain place# I said, !4o yo )now what is the troble with yo6"
$e answered, !*o," I said, !Imperfect faith#" !###What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe
that ye receive them, and ye shall have them#"
4id yo believe before yo were saved6 So many people wold be saved, bt they want to
feel saved first# There was never a man who felt saved before he believed# (od-s plan is always this,
if yo will believe, yo shall see the glory of (od# I believe (od wants to bring s all to a definite
place of nswerving faith and confidence in $imself#
@ess here ses the figre of a montain# Why does $e say a montain6 If faith can remove a
montain, it can remove anything# The plan of (od is so marvelos, that if yo will only believe, all
things are possible#
There is one special phrase to which I want to call yor attention, !1nd shall not dobt in his
heart#" The heart is the mainspring# See that yong man and that yong woman# They have fallen in
love at first sight# In a short while there is a deep affection, and a strong heart love, the one toward
the other# What is a heart of love6 1 heart of faith# Faith and love are )in# In the measre that that
yong man and that yong woman love one another they are tre# ,ne may go to the *orth and the
other to the Soth, bt becase of their love they will be tre to one another#
It is the same when there is a deep love in the heart toward the Lord @ess Christ# In this new
life into which (od has broght s, 0al tells s that we have become dead to the law by the body of
Christ, that we shold be married to another, even to $im who is raised from the dead# (od brings s
into a place of perfect love and perfect faith# 1 man who is born of (od is broght into an inward
affection, a loyalty to the Lord @ess that shrin)s from anything impre# :o see the prity of a man
and woman when there is a deep natral affection between themB they disdain the very thoght of
either of them being ntre# I say that in the measre that a man has faith in @ess he is pre# $e that
believeth that @ess is the Christ overcometh the world# It is a faith that wor)eth by love#
@st as we have heart fellowship with or Lord, or faith cannot be danted# We cannot dobt
in or hearts# There comes, as we go on with (od, a wonderfl association, an impartation of $is
very life and natre within# 1s we read $is Word and believe the promises that $e has so graciosly
given to s, we are made parta)ers of $is very essence and life# The Lord is made to s a
Bridegroom, and we are $is bride# $is words to s are spirit and life, transforming s and changing
s, e'pelling that which is natral and bringing in that which is divine#
It is impossible to comprehend the love of (od as we thin) on natral lines# We mst have the
revelation from the Spirit of (od# (od giveth liberally# $e that as)eth, receiveth# (od is willing to
bestow on s all things that pertain to life and godliness# ,h, it was the love of (od that broght
@ess# 1nd it is this same love that helps yo and me to believe# In every wea)ness (od will be yor
strength# :o who need $is toch, remember that $e loves yo# Loo), wretched, helpless, sic) one,
away to the (od of all grace, whose very essence is love, who delights to give liberally all the
inheritance of life and strength and power that yo are in need of#
When I was in Swit&erland the Lord was graciosly wor)ing and healing many of the people# I
was staying with Brother Ress of (oldiwil and two policemen were sent to arrest me# The charge
was that I was healing the people withot a license# 3r# Ress said to them, !I am sorry that he is not
here 8st now, he is holding a meeting abot two miles away, bt before yo arrest him I wold li)e to
show yo something#"
Brother Ress too) these two policemen down to one of the lower parts of that district, to a
hose with which they were familiar, for they had often gone to that place to arrest a certain woman
who was constantly an inmate of the prison becase of continally being engaged in drn)en brawls#
$e too) them to this woman and said to them, !This is one of the many cases of blessing that have
come throgh the ministry of the man yo have come to arrest# This woman came to or meeting in a
drn)en condition# $er body was bro)en, for she was rptred in two places# While she was drn),
the evangelist laid his hands on her and as)ed (od to heal her and deliver her#" The woman 8oined in,
!:es, and (od saved me, and I have not tasted a drop of li/or since#" The policemen had a warrant
for my arrest, bt they said with disgst, !Let the doctors do this )ind of thing#" They trned and went
away and that was the last we heard of them#
We have a @ess who heals the bro)enhearted, who lets the captives go free, who saves the
very worst# 4are yo, dare yo, sprn this glorios (ospel of (od for spirit, sol and body6 4are
yo sprn this grace6 I reali&e that this fll (ospel has in great measre been hid, this (ospel that
brings liberty, this (ospel that brings sols ot of bondage, this (ospel that brings perfect health to
the body, this (ospel of entire salvation# Listen again to this word of $im who left the glory to bring
s this great salvation, !###verily I say nto yo, That whosoever shall say nto this montain, Be tho
removed### he shall have whatsoever he saith#" Whatsoever5
I reali&e that (od can never bless s on the lines of being hard9hearted, critical, or
nforgiving# This will hinder faith /ic)er than anything# I remember being at a meeting where there
were some people tarrying for the baptism % see)ing for cleansing, for the moment a person is
cleansed the Spirit will fall# There was one man with eyes red who was weeping bitterly# $e said to
me, !I shall have to leave# It is no good my staying withot I change things# I have written a letter to
my brother9in9law, and filled it with hard words, and this thing mst first be straightened ot#" $e
went home and told his wife, !I-m going to write a letter to yor brother and as) him to forgive me for
writing to him the way I did#" !:o fool5" she said# !*ever mind," he replied, !this thing is between
(od and me, and it has got to be cleared away#" $e wrote the letter and came again, and straightway
(od filled him with the Spirit#
I believe there are a great many people who wold be healed, bt they are harboring things in
their hearts that are as a blight# Let these things go# Forgive, and the Lord will forgive yo# There are
many good people, people who mean well, bt they have no power to do anything for (od# There is
8st some little thing that came in their hearts years ago, and their faith has been paraly&ed ever since#
Bring everything to the light# (od will sweep it all away if yo will let $im# Let the precios blood
of Christ cleanse from all sin# If yo will bt believe, (od will meet yo and bring into yor lives the
snshine of $is love#
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The Words of This Life, 4ecember <J, ;><<
Bible reading % 1cts A+;9<D#
*otice this e'pression that the Lord gives of the (ospel message % !the words of this life#" It
is the most wonderfl life possible % the life of faith in the Son of (od# This is the life where (od is
all the time# $e is rond abot and $e is within# It is the life of many revelations and of many
manifestations of (od-s $oly Spirit, a life in which the Lord is continally seen, )nown, felt and
heard# It is a life withot death, for !we have passed from death nto life#" The very life of (od has
come within s# Where that life is within in its flness, disease cannot e'ist# It wold ta)e me a month
to tell ot what there is in this wonderfl life# .veryone can go in and possess and be possessed by
this life#
It is possible for yo to be within the vicinity of this life and yet miss it# It is possible for yo
to be in a place where (od is poring ot $is Spirit and yet miss the blessing that (od is so willing
to bestow# It all comes throgh shortness of revelation and throgh a misnderstanding of the infinite
grace of (od, and of the !(od of all grace," who is willing to give to all who will reach ot the hand
of faith# This life that $e freely bestows is a gift# Some thin) they have to earn it and they miss the
whole thing# ,h, for a simple faith to receive all that (od so lavishly offers# :o can never be
ordinary from the day yo receive this life from above# :o become e'traordinary, filled with the
e'traordinary power of or e'traordinary (od#
1nanias and Sapphira were in this thing and yet they missed it# They thoght that possibly the
thing might fail# So they wanted to have a reserve for themselves in case it did trn ot to be a failre#
They were in the wonderfl revival that (od gave to the early chrch and yet they missed it# There
are many people li)e them today who ma)e vows to (od in times of a great crisis in their lives# Bt
they fail to )eep their vows and in the end they become spiritally ban)rpt# Blessed is the man who
will swear to his own hrt and change notB who )eeps the vow he has made to (odB who is willing to
lay his all at (od-s feet# The man who does this never becomes a lean sol# (od has promised to
!ma)e fat his bones#" There is no dry place for sch a manB he is always fat and florishing, and he
becomes stronger and stronger# It pays to trst (od with all and to ma)e no reservation#
I wish I cold ma)e yo see how great a (od we have# 1nanias and Sapphira were really
dobting (od and were /estioning whether this wor) that $e had begn wold go throgh# They
wanted to get some glory for selling their property, bt becase of their lac) of faith they )ept bac)
part of the price in reserve in case the wor) of (od shold fail#
3any are dobting whether this 0entecostal revival will go throgh# 4o yo thin) this
0entecostal wor) will stop6 *ever# For fifteen years I have been in constant revival and I am sre
that it will never stop# When @ohn Stephenson made his first engine he too) his sister 3ary to see it#
She loo)ed at it and said to her brother, !@ohn, it-ll never go#" $e said to her, !(et in, 3ary#" She
said again, !It-ll never go#" $e said to her, !We-ll see, yo get in#" 3ary at last got in % the whistle
blew, there was a pff and a rattle, and the engine started off# Then 3ary cried ot, !@ohn, it-ll never
stop5 It-ll never stop55"
0eople are loo)ing on at this 0entecostal revival and they are very critical and they are
saying, !It-ll never go"B bt when they are indced to come into the wor), they one and all say, !It-ll
never stop#" This revival of (od is sweeping on and on and there is no stopping the crrent of life, of
love, of inspiration, and of power#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !It is the living Word who has broght this# It is the
Lamb in the midst, the same yesterday, today, and forever#"
(od has broght nlimited resorces for everyone# 4o not dobt# $ear with the ear of faith#
(od is in the midst# See that it is (od who hath set forth that which yo see and hear today#
I want yo to see that in the early chrch, controlled by the power of the $oly (host, it was
not possible for a lie to e'ist# The moment it came into the chrch, there was instant death# 1nd as the
power of the $oly (host increases in these days of the Latter Rain, it will be impossible for any man
to remain in or midst with a lying spirit# (od will prify the chrchB the Word of (od will be in sch
power in healing and other spirital manifestations, that great fear will be pon all those who see the
same#
It seems to the natral mind a small thing for 1nanias and Sapphira to want to have a little to
fall bac) onB bt I want to tell yo that yo can please (od, and yo can get things from (od only on
the line of a living faith# (od never fails# (od never can fail#
When I was in Bergen, *orway, there came to the meeting a yong woman who was employed
at the hospital as a nrse# 1 big cancer had developed on her nose, and the nose was enlarged and had
become blac) and greatly inflamed# She came ot for prayer and I said to her, !What is yor
condition6" She said, !I dare not toch my nose, it gives me so mch pain#" I said to all the people, !I
want yo to loo) at this nrse and notice her terrible condition# I believe that or (od is mercifl and
that $e is faithfl, and that $e will bring to naght this condition that the devil has broght abot# I am
going to crse this disease in the all9powerfl name of @ess# The pain will go# I believe (od will
give s an e'hibition of $is grace and I will as) this yong woman to come to the meeting tomorrow
night and declare what (od has done for her#"
,h, the awflness of sin5 ,h, the awflness of the power of sin5 ,h, the awflness of the
conse/ences of the fall5 When I see a cancer I always )now it is an evil spirit# I can never believe it
is otherwise# The same with tmors# Can this be the wor) of (od6 (od help me to show yo that this
is the wor) of the devil, and to show yo the way ot#
I do not condemn people who sin# I don-t scold people# I )now what is bac) of the sin# I )now
that Satan is always going abot as a roaring lion, see)ing whom he may devor# I always remember
the patience and love of the Lord @ess Christ# When they broght to $im a woman that they had ta)en
in adltery, telling $im that they had caght her in the very act, $e simply stooped down and wrote on
the grond# Then $e /ietly said, !$e that is withot sin among yo, let him first cast a stone at her"
C@ohn H+EF# I have never seen a man withot sin# !###all have sinned, and come short of the glory of
(od" CRomans J+<JF# Bt I read in this blessed (ospel message that (od hath laid pon @ess the
ini/ity of s all, and when I see an evil condition I feel that I mst stand in my office and reb)e the
condition#
I laid my hands on the nose of that sffering nrse and crsed the evil power that was casing
her so mch distress# The ne't night the place was pac)ed and the people were 8ammed together so
that it seemed that there was not room for one more to come into that hose# $ow (od-s rain fell pon
s# $ow good (od is, so fll of grace and so fll of love#
I saw the nrse in the adience and cried ot, !$ere-s the woman with the nose#" I as)ed her
to come forward and she came and showed everyone what (od had done# $e had perfectly healed
her# ,h, I tell yo $e is 8st the same @ess# $e is 8st the same today# 1ll things are possible if yo
dare to trst (od#
When the power of (od came so mightily pon the early chrch, even in the death of 1nanias
and Sapphira, great fear came pon all the people# 1nd when we are in the presence of (od, when
(od is wor)ing mightily in or midst, there comes a great fear, a reverence, a holiness of life, a prity
that fears to displease (od# We read that no man drst 8oin them, bt (od added to the chrch sch as
shold be saved# I wold rather have (od add to or 0entecostal chrch than have all the town 8oin it#
(od added daily to $is own chrch#
The ne't thing that happened was that people became so assred that (od was wor)ing that
they )new that anything wold be possible, and they broght their sic) into the streets and laid them
on beds and coches that at least the shadow of 0eter passing by might overshadow them# 3ltitdes
of sic) people and those oppressed with evil spirits were broght to the apostles and (od healed
them every one# I do not believe that it was the shadow of 0eter that healed, bt the power of (od
was mightily present and the faith of the people was so arosed that they 8oined with one heart to
believe (od# (od will always meet people on the line of faith#
(od-s tide is rising all over the earth# I had been preaching at Stavanger in *orway and was
very tired and wanted a few hors- rest# I went to my ne't appointment, arriving at abot >+JD in the
morning# 3y first meeting was to be at night# I said to my interpreter, !1fter we have had something
to eat, let s go down to the f8ords#" We spent three or for hors down by the sea and at abot ?+JD
retrned# We fond the end of the street, which had a narrow entrance, 8st filled with atos, wagons,
etc#, containing invalids and sic) people of every )ind# I went p to the hose and was told that the
hose was fll of sic) people# It reminded me of the scene that we read of in the fifth chapter of 1cts#
I began praying for the people in the street and (od began to heal the people# $ow wonderflly $e
healed those people who were in the hose# We sat down for a lnch and the telephone bell rang and
someone at the other end was saying, !What shall we do6 The town hall is already fall, the police
cannot control things#" Beloved, the tide is rising, the fields are white nto harvest# (od gave s a
wonderfl revival# I want to be in a mighty revival# I was in one mighty revival in Wales, and I long
to be in a great revival that will eclipse anything we have ever thoght of# I have faith to believe it is
coming#
In that little *orwegian town the people were 8ammed together, and oh, how the power of
(od fell pon s# 1 cry went p from everyone, !Isn-t this the revival6" Revival is coming# The
breath of the 1lmighty is coming# The breath of (od shows p every defect, and as it comes flowing
in li)e a river everybody will need a fresh anointing, a fresh cleansing of the blood# :o can depend
pon it that that breath is pon s#
1t one time I was at a meeting in Ireland# There were many sic) carried to that meeting and
helpless ones were helped there# There were many people in that place who were see)ing for the
baptism of the $oly (host# Some of them had been see)ing for years# There were sinners there who
were nder mighty conviction# There came a moment when the breath of (od swept throgh the
meeting# In abot ten mintes every sinner in the place was saved# .veryone who had been see)ing
the $oly Spirit was bapti&ed, and every sic) one was healed# (od is a reality and $is power can
never fail# 1s or faith reaches ot, (od will meet s and the same rain will fall# It is the same blood
that cleanseth, the same power, the same $oly (host, and the same @ess made real throgh the power
of the $oly (host5 What wold happen if we wold believe (od6
Right now the precios blood of the Lord @ess Christ is efficacios to cleanse yor heart and
bring this life, this wonderfl life of (od, within yo# The blood will ma)e yo every whit whole if
yo dare believe# The healing virte of the blessed Son of (od is right here for yo, bt so few will
toch $im# The Bible is so fall of entreaty for yo to come and parta)e and receive the grace, the
power, the strength, the righteosness, and the fall redemption of @ess Christ# $e never fails to hear
when we believe# This same @ess is in or midst to toch and to loose thee#
1t one place where I was, a lame man was broght to me who had been in bed for two years,
with no hope of recovery# $e was broght thirty miles to the meeting and he came p on crtches to
be prayed for# $is boy was also afflicted in the )nees and they had for crtches between the two of
them# The man-s face was filled with tortre# There is healing virte in the Lord and $e never fails to
heal when we believe# In the name of @ess % that name so fll of virte % I pt my hand down on
that leg that was so diseased# The man threw down his crtches and all were astonished as they saw
him wal)ing p and down withot aid# The little boy called ot to his father, !0apa, meB papa, me,
me, me5" The little boy who was withered in both )nees wanted a li)e toch# 1nd the same @ess was
there to bring a real deliverance for the little captive# $e was completely healed#
These were legs that were toched# If (od will stretch ot $is mighty power to loose afflicted
legs, what mercy will $e e'tend to that sol of yors that mst e'ist forever6 $ear the Lord say,
The Spirit of the Lord is pon me, becase he hath anointed me to
preach the gospel to the poorB he hath sent me to heal the
bro)enhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and
recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are
brised# L)e ?+;H
$e invites yo, !Come nto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give yo
rest" C3atthew ;;+<HF# (od is willing in $is great mercy to toch thy limbs with $is mighty vital
power, and if $e is willing to do this, how mch more an'ios is $e to deliver thee from the power
of Satan and to ma)e thee a child of the =ing# $ow mch more necessary it is for yo to be healed of
yor sol sic)ness than of yor bodily ailments# 1nd (od is willing to give the doble cre#
I was passing throgh the city of London one time, and 3r# 3ndell, the secretary of the
0entecostal 3issionary 7nion, got to )now that I was there# $e arranged for me to meet him at a
certain place at J+JD p#m# I was to meet a certain boy whose father and mother lived in the city of
Salisbry# They had sent this yong man to London to ta)e care of their bsiness# $e had been a
leader in Snday school wor) bt he had been betrayed and had fallen# Sin is awfl and the wages of
sin is death# Bt there is another side % the gift of (od is eternal life#
This yong man was in great distressB he had contracted a horrible disease and feared to tell
anyone# There was nothing bt death ahead for him# When the father and mother got to )now of his
condition they sffered ine'pressible grief#
When we got to the hose, Brother 3ndell sggested that we get down to prayer# I said,
!(od does not say so, we are not going to pray yet# I want to /ote a scriptre, GFools, becase of
their transgression, and becase of their ini/ities, are afflicted# Their sol abhorreth all manner of
meatB and they draw near nto the gates of death-" C0salm ;DE+;E,;HF# The yong man cried ot, !I am
that fool#" $e bro)e down and told s the story of his fall# ,h, if men wold only repent, and confess
their sins, how (od wold stretch ot $is hand to heal and to save# The moment that yong man
repented, a great abscess brst, and (od sent virte into that yong man-s life, giving him a mighty
deliverance# (od is gracios and not willing that any shold perish# $ow many are willing to ma)e a
clean breast of their sins# I tell yo that the moment yo do this, (od will open heaven# It is an easy
thing for $im to save yor sol and heal yor disease if yo will bt come and shelter today in the
secret place of the 3ost $igh# $e will satisfy yo with long life and show yo $is salvation# In $is
presence is flness of 8oy, at $is right hand there are pleasres forevermore# There is fll redemption
for all throgh the precios blood of the Son of (od#
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Bible Reading % 1cts I#
In the days when the nmber of disciples began to be mltiplied there arose a sitation where
the twelve had to ma)e a definite decision not to occpy themselves with serving tables, bt to give
themselves continally to prayer and to the ministry of the Word# $ow important it is for all (od-s
ministers to be continally in prayer, and constantly feeding on the Scriptres of trth# I often offer a
reward to anyone who can catch me anywhere withot my Bible or my Testament#
*one of yo can be strong in (od nless yo are diligently and constantly hear)ening to what
(od has to say to yo throgh $is Word# :o cannot )now the power and the natre of (od nless
yo parta)e of $is inbreathed Word# Read it at morn and at night, and at every opportnity yo get#
1fter every meal, instead of indlging in nprofitable conversation rond the table, read a chapter
from the Word and then have a season of prayer# I endeavor to ma)e a point of doing this no matter
where or with whom I am staying#
The 0salmist said that he had hid (od-s Word in his heart, that he might not sin against $imB
and yo will find that the more of (od-s Word yo hide in yor heart, the easier it is to live a holy
life# $e also testified that (od-s Word had /ic)ened himB and, as yo receive (od-s Word into yor
being, yor whole physical being will be /ic)ened and yo will be made strong# 1s yo receive
with mee)ness the Word, yo will find faith p springing within# 1nd yo will have life throgh the
Word#
The twelve told the rest to loo) ot seven men to loo) after the bsiness end of things# They
were to be men of honest report and filled with the $oly (host# These were 8st ordinary men who
were chosen, bt they were filled with the $oly Spirit, and this infilling always lifts a man to a plane
above the ordinary# It does not ta)e a cltred or a learned man to fill a position in (od-s chrchB
what (od re/ires is a yielded, consecrated, holy life, and $e can ma)e of sch a flame of fire#
Bapti&ed with the $oly (host and fire5
The mltitde chose ot seven men to serve tables# They were dobtless faithfl in their
appointed tas)s, bt we see that (od soon had a better choice for two of them# 0hilip was so fll of
the $oly (host that he cold have a revival wherever (od pt him down# 3an chose him to serve
tables, bt (od chose him to win sols# ,h, if I cold only stir yo p to see that, as yo are faithfl in
performing the hmblest office, (od can fill yo with $is Spirit and ma)e yo a chosen vessel for
$imself, and promote yo to a place of mighty ministry in the salvation of sols and in the healing of
the sic)# There is nothing impossible to a man filled with the $oly (host# It is beyond all hman
comprehension#
When yo are filled with the power of the $oly (host, (od will wonderflly wor) wherever
yo go#
When yo are filled with the Spirit yo will )now the voice of (od# I want to give yo one
illstration of this# When I was going ot to 1stralia recently, or boat stopped at 1den and Bombay#
In the first place the people came rond the ship selling their wares, beatifl carpets and all sorts of
oriental things# There was one man selling some ostrich feathers# 1s I was loo)ing over the side of
the ship watching the trading, a gentleman said to me, !Wold yo go shares with me in bying that
bnch of feathers6" What did I want with feathers6 I had no se for sch things and no room for them
either# Bt the gentleman pt the /estion to me again, !Will yo go shares with me in bying that
bnch6" The Spirit of (od said to me, !4o it#"
The feathers were sold to s for three ponds, and the gentleman said, !I have no money on
me, bt if yo will pay the man for them, I will send the cash down to yo by the prser#" I paid for
the feathers and gave the gentleman his share# $e was traveling first, and I was traveling second
class# I said to him, !*o, please don-t give that money to the prser, I want yo to bring it to me
personally to my cabin#" I said to the Lord, !What abot these feathers6" $e showed me that $e had a
prpose in my prchasing them#
1t abot ;D o-cloc) the gentleman came to my cabin and said, !I-ve broght the money#" I
said to him, !It is not yor money that I want, it is yor sol that I am see)ing for (od#" Right there he
opened p the whole plan of his life and began to see) (od, and that morning he wept his way throgh
to (od-s salvation#
:o have no conception what (od can do throgh yo when yo are filled with $is Spirit#
.very day and every hor yo can have the divine leading of (od# To be filled with the $oly (host
means mch in every way# I have seen some who have been sffering for years, and when they have
been filled with the $oly (host everything of their sic)ness has passed away# The Spirit of (od has
made real to them the life of @ess and they have been completely liberated of every sic)ness and
infirmity#
Loo) at Stephen# $e was 8st an ordinary man chosen to serve tables# Bt the $oly (host was
in him and he was fll of faith and power, and did great wonders and miracles among the people#
There was no resisting the wisdom and the spirit by which he spa)e# $ow important it is that every
man shall be filled with the $oly spirit#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !The divine will is that yo shall be filled with
(odB for the power of the Spirit to fill yo with the mightiness of (od# There is nothing (od will
withhold to a man filled with the $oly (host#"
I want to impress the importance of this pon yo# It is not healing that I am presenting to yo
in these meetings % it is the living Christ# It is a glorios fact that the Son of (od came down to bring
liberty to the captives# 1nd $e it is who bapti&es with the $oly (host and fire, who is shedding forth
this which we are now seeing and hearing#
$ow is it that the moment yo are filled with the $oly (host that persection starts6 It was so
with the Lord @ess $imself# We do not read of any persections before the $oly Spirit came down
li)e a dove pon $im# Shortly after this we find that after preaching in $is hometown they wanted to
throw $im over the brow of a hill# It was the same with the twelve disciples# They had no
persection before the day of 0entecost, bt after they were filled with the Spirit they were soon in
prison# The devil and the priests of religion will always get stirred when a man is filled with the
Spirit and does things in the power of the Spirit# 1nd persection is the greatest blessing to a chrch#
When we have persection we will have prity# If yo desire to be filled with the Spirit yo can cont
on one thing, and that is persection# The Lord came to bring division, and even in yor own
hosehold yo may find three against two#
The Lord @ess came to bring peace, and soon after yo get peace within yo get persection
withot# If yo remain stationary, the devil and his agents will not distrb yo mch# Bt when yo
press on and go the whole length with (od, the enemy has yo as a target# Bt (od will vindicate yo
in the midst of the whole thing#
1t a meeting I was holding, the Lord was wor)ing and many were being healed# 1 man saw
what was ta)ing place and remar)ed, !I-d li)e to try this thing#" $e came p for prayer and told me
that his body was bro)en in two places# I laid my hands on him in the name of the Lord, and said to
him, !*ow, yo believe (od#" The ne't night he was at the meeting and got p li)e a lion# $e said, !I
want to tell yo people that this man here is deceiving yo# $e laid his hands on me last night for
rptre in two places, bt I-m not a bit better#" I stopped him and said, !:o are healed, yor troble
is that yo won-t believe it#"
$e was at the meeting the ne't night and when there was opportnity for testimony this man
arose# $e said, !I-m a mason by trade# Today I was wor)ing with a laborer and he had to pt a big
stone in place# I helped him and did not feel any pain# I said to myself, G$ow have I done it6- I went
away to a place where I cold strip, and I fond that I was healed#" I told the people, !Last night this
man was against the Word of (od, bt now he believes it# It is tre that these signs will follow them
that believe, they shall lay hands on the sic) and they shall recover# 1nd all throgh the power that is
in the name of Christ#" It is the Spirit who has come to reveal the Word of (od, and to ma)e it spirit
and life to s# :o people who are see)ing the baptism are entering a place where yo will have
persection# :or best friends will leave yo % or those yo may esteem yor best friends# *o good
friend will ever leave yo# Bt it is worthwhile# :o enter into a realm of illmination, of revelation
by the power of the $oly (host# $e reveals the preciosness and the power of the blood of Christ# I
find by the revelation of the Spirit that there is not one thing in me that the blood does not cleanse# I
find that (od sanctifies me by the blood and reveals the efficacy of the wor) by the Spirit# Stephen
was 8st an ordinary man clothed with the divine# $e was fll of faith and power, and great wonders
and miracles were wroght by him# ,h, this life in the $oly (host5 This life of deep, inward
revelation, of transformation from one state to another, of growing in grace and in all )nowledge and
in the power of the Spirit, the life and the mind of Christ being renewed in yo, and of constant
revelations of the might of $is power# It is only this )ind of thing that will enable s to stand#
In this life, the Lord pts yo in all sorts of places, and then reveals $is power# I had been
preaching in *ew :or), and sailed one day for .ngland on the Lsitania# 1s soon as I got on board I
went down to my cabin# Two men were there, and one of them said, !Well, will I do for company6"
$e too) ot a bottle and pored ot a glass of whis)ey and dran) it, and then he filled it p for me# !I
never toch that stff," I said# !$ow can yo live withot it6" he as)ed# !$ow cold I live with it6" I
as)ed# $e admitted, !I have been nder the inflence of this stff for months, and they say my Ginside
is all shriveled p,- and I )now that I am dying# I wish I cold be delivered, bt I 8st have to )eep on
drin)ing# ,h, if I cold only be delivered5 3y father died in .ngland and has given me his fortne, bt
what will the good of it be to me e'cept to hasten me to my grave#"
!,r prpose is to let the $oly (host glorify (od throgh s#"
I said to this man, !Say the word, and yo will be delivered#" $e in/ired, !What do yo
mean6" I said, !Say the word, show that yo are willing to be delivered and (od will deliver yo#"
Bt it was 8st as if I was tal)ing to this platform for all the comprehension he showed# I said to him,
!Stand still," and I laid my hands on his head in the name of @ess and crsed that drin) demon that
was ta)ing his life# $e cried ot, !I-m free5 I-m free5 I )now I-m free5" $e too) two bottles of
whis)ey and threw them overboard, and (od saved, sobered, and healed him# I was preaching all the
way across# $e sat beside me at the table# 0revios to this he had not been able to eat, bt every meal
he went right throgh the men# :o only have to have a toch from @ess to have a good time# The
power of (od is 8st the same today# To me, $e-s lovely# To me, $e-s saving health# To me, $e-s the
lily of the valley# ,h, this blessed *a&arene, this =ing of )ings5 $allel8ah5 Will yo let $im have
yor will, will yo let $im have yo6 If yo will, all $is power is at yor disposal#
They were not able to resist the wisdom and spirit by which Stephen spa)e, and so, fll of
rage, they broght him to the concil# 1nd (od filled his face with a ray of heaven-s light# It is worth
being filled with the Spirit, no matter what it costs# Read the seventh chapter, the mighty prophetic
tterance by this holy man# Withot fear he tells them, !:e stiffnec)ed and ncircmcised in heart and
ears, ye do always resist the $oly (host###" C1cts E+A;F# 1nd when they heard these things they were
ct to the heart# There are two ways of being ct to the heart# $ere they gnashed their teeth and cast
him ot of the city and stoned him# ,n the day of 0entecost, when they were ct or pric)ed at the heart
they cried ot, !What shall we do6" They too) the opposite way# The devil, if he can have his way,
will case yo to commit mrder# If @ess has $is way, yo will repent#
1nd Stephen, !###fll of the $oly (host, loo)ed p stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of
(od, and @ess standing on the right hand of (od" C1cts E+AAF# ,h, this being fll of the $oly (host5
$ow mch it means# I was riding for si'ty miles one smmer day and as I loo)ed p in the heavens I
had an open vision of @ess all the way# It ta)es the $oly (host to give this#
Stephen cried ot, !Lord, lay not this sin to their charge" C1cts E+IDF# 1s he was fll of the
Spirit, he was fll of love, and he manifested the very same compassion for his enemies that @ess did
at Calvary# This being filled with the $oly (host means mch in every way# It means constant filling,
/ic)ening, and a new life continally# ,h, it-s lovely5 We have a wonderfl (ospel and a great
Savior5 If yo will be filled with the $oly (host, yo will have a constant spring within, yea, as yor
faith centers in the Lord @ess, from within yo shall flow rivers of living water#
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Scriptre reading+ 1cts J+;9;I#
1ll things are possible throgh the name of @ess# !###(od also hath highly e'alted him, and
given him a name which is above every name+ that at the name of @ess every )nee shold bow###"
C0hilippians <+>,;DF# There is power to overcome everything in the world throgh the name of @ess# I
am loo)ing forward to a wonderfl nion throgh the name of @ess# There is none other name nder
heaven given among men whereby we mst be saved#
I want to instill into yo the power, the virte, and the glory of that name# Si' people went into
the hose of a sic) man to pray for him# $e was an .piscopalian vicar, and lay in his bed tterly
helpless, withot even strength to help himself# $e had read a little tract abot healing and had heard
abot people praying for the sic) and sent for these friends, who, he thoght, cold pray the prayer of
faith# $e was anointed according to @ames A+;?, bt, becase he had no immediate manifestation of
healing, he wept bitterly# The si' people wal)ed ot of the room, somewhat crestfallen to see the man
lying there in an nchanged condition#
When they were otside, one of the si' said, !There is one thing we might have done# I wish
yo wold all go bac) with me and try it#" They went bac) and all got together in a grop# This
brother said, !Let s whisper the name of @ess#" 1t first when they whispered this worthy name,
nothing seemed to happen# Bt as they contined to whisper, !@ess5 @ess5 @ess5" the power began
to fall# 1s they saw that (od was beginning to wor), their faith and 8oy increased and they whispered
the name loder and loder# 1s they did so the man arose from his bed and dressed himself# The
secret was 8st this, those si' people had gotten their eyes off the sic) man, and they were 8st ta)en
p with the Lord @ess $imself, and their faith grasped the power that there is in $is name# ,h, if
people wold only appreciate the power that there is in this name, there is no telling what wold
happen#
I )now that throgh $is name and throgh the power of $is name we have access to (od# The
very face of @ess fills the whole place with glory# 1ll over the world there are people magnifying
that name, and oh, what a 8oy it is for me to tter it#
,ne day I went p into a montain to pray# I had a wonderfl day# It was one of the high
montains of Wales# I heard of one man going p this montain to pray, and the Spirit of the Lord met
him so wonderflly that his face shone li)e that of an angel when he retrned# .veryone in the village
was tal)ing abot it# 1s I went p to this montain and spent the day in the presence of the Lord, $is
wonderfl power seemed to envelope and satrate and fill me#
Two years before this time there had come to or hose two lads from Wales# They were 8st
ordinary lads bt they became very &ealos for (od# They came to or mission and saw some of the
wor)s of (od# They said to me, !We wold not be srprised if the Lord brings yo down to Wales to
raise or La&ars#" They e'plained that the leader of their assembly was a man who had spent his
days wor)ing in a tin mine and his nights preaching, and the reslt was that he collapsed, went into
consmption, and for for years he had been a helpless invalid, having to be fed with a spoon#
When I was p on that montain9top I was reminded of the transfigration scene, and I felt that
the Lord-s only prpose in ta)ing s into the glory was to fit s for greater seflness in the valley#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !The living (od has chosen s for $is divine
inheritance, and $e it is who is preparing s for or ministry, that it may be of (od and not of man#"
1s I was on the montain9top that day, the Lord said to me, !I want yo to go and raise
La&ars#" I told the brother who accompanied me of this, and when we got down to the valley, I wrote
a postcard+ !When I was p on the montain praying today, (od told me that I was to go and raise
La&ars#" I addressed the postcard to the man in the place whose name had been given to me by the
two lads# When we arrived at the place we went to the man to whom I had addressed the card# $e
loo)ed at me and said, !4id yo send this6" I said, !:es#" $e said, !4o yo thin) we believe in this6
$ere, ta)e it#" 1nd he threw it at me#
The man called a servant and said, !Ta)e this man and show him La&ars#" Then he said to
me, !The moment yo see him yo will be ready to go home# *othing will hold yo#" .verything he
said was tre from the natral viewpoint# The man was helpless# $e was nothing bt a mass of bones
with s)in stretched over them# There was no life to be seen# .verything in him spo)e of decay#
I said to him, !Will yo shot6 :o remember that at @ericho the people shoted while the
walls were still p# (od has li)e victory for yo if yo will only believe#" Bt I cold not get him to
believe# There was not an atom of faith there# $e had made p his mind not to have anything#
It is a blessed thing to learn that (od-s Word can never fail# *ever hear)en to hman plans#
(od can wor) mightily when yo persist in believing $im in spite of discoragements from the hman
standpoint# When I got bac) to the man whom I had sent the postcard, he as)ed, !1re yo ready to go
now6" !I am not moved by what I see# I am moved only by what I believe# I )now this# *o man loo)s
if he believes# *o man feels if he believes# The man who believes (od has it# .very man who comes
into the 0entecostal condition can lagh at all things and believe (od#" There is something in the
0entecostal wor) that is different from anything else in the world# Somehow in 0entecost yo )now
that (od is a reality# Wherever the $oly (host has right of way, the gifts of the Spirit will be in
manifestationB and where these gifts are never in manifestation, I /estion whether $e is present#
0entecostal people are spoiled for anything else than 0entecostal meetings# We want none of the
entertainments that the chrches are offering# When (od comes in $e entertains s $imself#
.ntertained by the =ing of )ings and Lord of lords55 ,h, it is wonderfl# There were difficlt
conditions in that Welsh village, and it seemed impossible to get the people to believe# !Ready to go
home6" I was as)ed# Bt a man and a woman there as)ed s to come and stay with them# I said, !I
want to )now how many of yo people can pray#" *o one wanted to pray# I as)ed if I cold get seven
people to pray with me for the poor man-s deliverance# I said to the two people who were going to
entertain s, !I will cont on yo two, and there is my friend and myself, and we need three others#" I
told the people that I trsted that some of them wold awa)en to their privilege and come in the
morning and 8oin s in prayer for the raising of La&ars# It will never do to give way to hman
opinions# If (od says a thing, yo have to believe it#
I told the people that I wold not eat anything that night# When I got to bed it seemed as if the
devil tried to place on me everything that he had placed on that poor man in the bed# When I awo)e I
had a cogh and all the wea)ness of a tberclar sb8ect# I rolled ot of bed on to the floor and cried
ot to (od to deliver me from the power of the devil# I shoted lod enogh to wa)e everybody in the
hose, bt nobody was distrbed# (od gave victory and I got bac) into bed again as free as ever I
was in my life# 1t A o-cloc) the Lord awa)ened me and said to me, !4on-t brea) bread ntil yo
brea) it rond 3y table#" 1t I o-cloc) $e gave me these words, !1nd I will raise him p#" I pt my
elbow into the fellow who was sleeping with me# $e said !7gh5" I pt my elbow into him again and
said, !4o yo hear6 The Lord says that $e will raise him p#"
1t H o-cloc) they said to me, !$ave a little refreshment#" Bt I have fond prayer and fasting
the greatest 8oy, and yo will always find it so when yo are led by (od# When we went to the hose
where La&ars lived there were eight of s altogether# *o one can prove to me that (od does not
always answer prayer# $e always gives the e'ceeding abndant above all we as) or thin)#
I shall never forget how the power of (od fell on s as we went into that sic) man-s room#
,h, it was lovely5 1s we circled rond the bed I got one brother to hold the sic) man-s hand on one
side and I held the other, and we each held the hand of the other ne't to s# I said, !We are not going
to pray, we are 8st going to se the name of @ess#" We all )nelt down and whispered that one word,
!@ess5 @ess5 @ess5" The power of (od fell and then it lifted# Five times the power of (od fell and
then it remained# Bt the person who was in the bed was nmoved# Two years previos someone had
come along and had tried to raise him p, and the devil had sed his lac) of sccess as a means of
discoraging La&ars# I said, !I don-t care what the devil saysB if (od says he will raise yo p it
mst be so# Forget everything else e'cept what (od says abot @ess#"
The si'th time the power fell and the sic) man-s lips began moving and the tears began to fall#
I said to him, !The power of (od is here, it is yors to accept it#" $e said, !I have been bitter in my
heart, and I )now I have grieved the Spirit of (od# $ere I am helpless# I cannot lift my hands, nor
even lift a spoon to my moth#" I said, !Repent, and (od will hear yo#" $e repented and cried ot,
!,h (od, let this be to Thy glory#" 1s he said this the virte of the Lord went right throgh him#
I have as)ed the Lord to never let me tell this story e'cept as it was, for I reali&e that (od can
never bless e'aggerations# 1s we again said, !@ess5 @ess5 @ess5" the bed shoo), and the man shoo)#
I said to the people who were with me, !:o can all go downstairs right away# This is all (od# I-m
not going to assist him#" I sat and watched that man get p and dress himself# We sang the do'ology as
he wal)ed down the steps# I said to him, !*ow tell what has happened#"
It was soon noised abroad that La&ars had been raised p and the people came from Llanelli
and all the district rond to see him and hear his testimony# 1nd (od broght salvation to many# This
man told right ot in the open air what (od had done, and as a reslt many were convicted and
converted# 1ll this came throgh the name of @ess, throgh faith in $is name, yea, the faith that is by
$im gave this sic) man perfect sondness in the presence of them all#
0eter and @ohn were helpless, were illiterate, they had no college edcation# They had had
some training with fish, and they had been with @ess# To them had come a wonderfl revelation of
the power of the name of @ess# They had handed ot the bread and fish after @ess had mltiplied
them# They had sat at the table with $im, and @ohn had often ga&ed into $is face# 0eter had often to be
reb)ed, bt @ess manifested $is love to 0eter throgh it all# :ea, $e loved 0eter, the wayward one#
,h, $e-s a wonderfl lover5 I have been wayward, I have been stbborn, I had an nmanageable
temper at one time, bt how patient $e has been# I am here to tell yo that there is power in @ess and
in $is wondros name to transform anyone, to heal anyone#
If only yo will see $im as (od-s Lamb, as (od-s beloved Son who had laid pon $im the
ini/ity of s all, if only yo will see that @ess paid the whole price for or redemption that we might
be free, yo can enter into yor prchased inheritance of salvation, of life, and of power#
0oor 0eter, and poor @ohn5 They had no money5 I don-t thin) there is a person in this bilding
as poor as 0eter and @ohn# Bt they had faith, they had the power of the $oly (host, they had (od#
:o can have (od even thogh yo have nothing else# .ven thogh yo have lost yor character yo
can have (od# I have seen the worst men saved by the power of (od#
I was one day preaching abot the name of @ess and there was a man leaning against a
lamppost, listening# It too) a lamppost to enable him to )eep on his feet# We had finished or open air
meeting, and the man was still leaning against the post# I as)ed him, !1re yo sic)6" $e showed me
his hand, and I saw that beneath his coat, he had a silver handled dagger# $e told me that he was on
his way to )ill his nfaithfl wife, bt that he had heard me spea)ing abot the power of the name of
@ess and cold not get away# $e said that he felt 8st helpless# I said, !(et yo down#" 1nd there on
the s/are, with people passing p and down, he got saved#
I too) him to my home and pt on him a new sit# I saw that there was something in that man
that (od cold se# $e said to me the ne't morning, !(od has revealed @ess to meB I see that all has
been laid pon @ess#" I lent him some money, and he soon got together a wonderfl little home# $is
faithless wife was living with another man, bt he invited her bac) to the home that he had prepared
for her# She came+ and, where enmity and hatred had been before, the whole sitation was
transformed by love# (od made that man a minister wherever he went# There is power in the name of
@ess everywhere# (od can save to the ttermost#
There comes before me a meeting we had in Stoc)holm that I shall ever bear in my mind#
There was a home for incrables there and one of the
inmates was broght to the meeting# $e had palsy and was sha)ing all over# $e stood p
before JDDD people and came to the platform, spported by two others# The power of (od fell on him
as I anointed him in the name of @ess# The moment I toched him he dropped his crtch and began to
wal) in the name of @ess# $e wal)ed down the steps and rond that great bilding in view of all the
people# There is nothing that or (od cannot do# $e will do everything if yo will dare to believe#
Someone said to me, !Will yo go to this $ome for Incrables6" They too) me there on my
rest day# They broght ot the sic) people into a great corridor and in one hor the Lord set abot
twenty of them free# The name of @ess is so marvelos# 0eter and @ohn had no conception of all that
was in that nameB neither had the man, lame from his mother-s womb who was laid daily at the gateB
bt they had faith to say, !In the name of @ess Christ of *a&areth, rise p and wal)#" 1nd as 0eter
too) him by the right hand, and lifted him p, immediately his feet and an)le bones received strength,
and he went into the temple with them, wal)ing and leaping and praising (od# (od wants yo to see
more of this sort of thing done# $ow can it be done6 Throgh $is name, throgh faith in $is name,
throgh faith which is by $im#
0blished in The 0entecostal .vangel
1cts A, Febrary <J, ;><J
(o spea) all the words of this life# (od has a plan for s in this life of the Spirit# This
abndant life# @ess came that we might have life# Satan comes to steal and )ill and destroy, bt (od
has for s abndance, fll measre, pressed down, sha)en together, overflowing, abndant measre,
(od filling s with $is own personality % presence % ma)ing s salt and light and glory as
revelation of $imself# (od with s in all circmstances, afflictions, persections, in every trial
girding s with trth# Christ the initiative, the Trine (od, in control of or every thoght, word,
action, mst be in line with $im with no wea)ness or failre# ,r (od % a (od of might, light,
revelation preparing s for heaven#
For or life is hid with Christ in (od, and when $e who is or life shall be manifested, we
also shall appear with $im in glory CColossians J+J,?F#
For we )now that if or earthly hose of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a bilding
of (od, an hose not made with hands, eternal in the heavens# For in this we groan, earnestly desiring
to be clothed pon with or hose which is from heaven+ If so be that being clothed we shall not be
fond na)ed#
For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being brdened+ not
for that we wold be nclothed, bt clothed pon, that mortality
might be swallowed p of life# *ow $e that has wroght s for the
selfsame thing is (od, who also hath given nto s the earnest of
the Spirit# < Corinthians A+;9A
(od-s Word is a tremendos word, a prodctive word prodcing what it is# 0owerB prodcing
(od9li)eness# We get to heaven throgh the Word of (od, we have peace throgh the blood of $is
cross# Redemption is ors throgh the )nowledge of the Word# I am saved becase (od-s Word says
so#
That if tho shalt confess with thy moth the Lord @ess, and shalt
believe in thine heart that (od hath raised him from the dead, tho
shalt be saved# Romans ;D+>
If I am bapti&ed with the $oly Spirit, it is becase @ess said, !###ye shall receive power, after
that the $oly (host is come pon yo###" C1cts ;+HF# We mst have one idea to be filled with the $oly
(host, to be filled with (od# (od hath sent $is Word to free s from the law of sin and death# .'cept
we die we cannot live, e'cept we cease to be, (od cannot be#
1 Royal 0lan
The $oly (host has a royal plan, a heavenly plan# $e came to nveil the =ing to show the
character of (od, to nveil the precios blood# 1s I have the $oly Spirit within me, I see @ess
clothed for hmanity# $e was moved by the Spirit, led by the Spirit# We read of some who heard the
Word bt were not profited, becase faith was lac)ing in them# We mst have a living faith in (od-s
Word /ic)ened by the Spirit# 1 man may be saved and still have a hman spirit, with many who are
spo)en to abot the baptism of the $oly (host, the hman spirit at once arises against the $oly (host#
The hman spirit is not sb8ect to the law of (od, neither indeed can it be# The disciples at one time
wanted to call down fire from heaven, @ess said, !###:e )now not what manner of spirit ye are of-
CL)e >+AAF# The hman spirit is not sb8ect to the law of (od#
The $oly (host came forth for one prpose to reveal nto s @ess# $e made $imself of no
reptation, $e was obedient nto death that (od shold forever have $im a to)en of sbmissive
yieldedness, and (od highly e'alted $im and gave $im a name above every name# !*ow he that hath
wroght s for the selfsame thing is (od, who also hath given s the earnest of the Spirit" C<
Corinthians A+AF# The clothing pon of the Spirit, hman depravity covered, all contrary to the mind of
(od destroyed# (od mst have bodies for $imself, perfectly prepared by the $oly (host, for the day
of the Lord# !For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed pon with or hose which is from
heaven" C< Corinthians A+<F#
Is 0al spea)ing here of the coming of the Lord6 *o5 :et it is in con8nction, this condition of
preparedness# The $oly (host is coming to ta)e ot a chrch and a perfect bride# The $oly (host
mst find in s perfect yieldedness with every hman desire sb8ected to $im# *o man can call @ess
Lord, bt by the $oly (host# $e has come to reveal Christ in s, that the glorios flow of the life of
(od may otflow rivers of living water to the thirsty land#
###if Christ be in yo, the body is dead becase of sinB bt the Spirit
is life becase of righteosness# Romans H+;D
This is that which (od hath declared freedom from the law# If we love the world, the love of
the Father is not in s#
For all that is in the world, the lst of the flesh, and the lst of the
eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, bt is of the world# ;
@ohn <+;I
*ew ,rder
The Spirit has to breathe in a new tenancy, a new order# The $oly (host came to give the
vision of a life in which @ess is perfected#
Who hath saved s, and called s with an holy calling, not according
to or wor)s, bt according to his own prpose and grace, which
was given s in Christ @ess before the world began, Bt is now
made manifest by the appearing of or Savior @ess Christ, who
hath abolished death, and broght life### throgh the gospel# <
Timothy ;+>,;D
Saved, called to be saints, called with a holy calling, holy, pre, (od9li)e%sons with power#
It is a long time now since it was settled and death abolished, death has no more power % made
)nown throgh the (ospel bringing in immortality# 3ortality is a hindrance# Sin has no more
domination over yo# :o reign in Christ, yo appropriate $is finished wor)# 4on-t groan and travail
for a wee)# If yo are in need !only believe#" 4on-t fast to get some special thing, !only believe#" It
is according to yor faith MthatN (od blesses yo with faith# $ave faith in (od# If yo are free in (od,
believe5 Believe5 1nd it shall be nto yo even as yo believe#
1wa)e tho that sleepest, pt on light, open thine eyes# If ye then be risen with Christ, see) the
things that are above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of (od# Stir yorselves p, beloved5
Where are yo6 I am risen with Christ, planted, it was a beatifl planting# Seated5 (od gives me the
credit and I believe $im# Why shold I dobt6 Wherefore do yo dobt, faith reigns# (od ma)es it
possible# $ow many receive the $oly (host and Satan gets a dobt in# 4on-t dobt, believe5 There is
power and strength in $im# Who dare believe (od6 Rit dobting street % live in faith, victory
street# @ess sent seventy away and they came bac) in victory# It ta)es (od to ma)e it real# 4are to
believe ntil there is not a sic) person, no sic)ness, everything withered and the life of @ess
implanted within# The righteos shall hold on his way# (od has reserved him that is godly for
$imself# Therefore lift p yor heads % the devil ma)es yo remember the day yo failed, yo wold
give the world to forget# (od has forgotten# When $e forgives, $e forgets# (od wants to ma)e s
pillars, honorable, strong, holy# (od will ta)e s on# I am enamored with inspiration of the great
fact of the possibility# (od wants yo to )now that yo are saved, cleansed, delivered, and marching
to victory# Faith to believe5 (od has a plan5 Set yor affections on things above, get into the heavenly
places with Christ#
###be not conformed to this world+ bt be ye transformed by the
renewing of yor mind#### Romans ;<+<
:o cannot repeat the name of @ess too often, what a privilege to )neel and get right into
heaven the moment we pray, where the glory descends and the fire brns and faith is active and the
light dispels the dar)ness# What is dar)ness6 What is mortality6 3ortality hinders, bt the life of
@ess eats p mortality# The 1cts of the apostles deals with receiving the $oly (host and the epistles
are written to believers baptised in the $oly (host#
When I was in *ew 2ealand, some brethren came /estioning abot the baptism of the $oly
(host# They /oted the epistles % bt before we are in the e'perience of the epistles, we mst go
throgh the 1cts# I as)ed them C; Corinthians ;?+<F, when did yo spea) in mysteries6 Bt they had
not yet come into the baptism of the $oly (host#
@ess was the light and the life of men, no man has this light and wal)eth in dar)ness# When
Christ who is or life shall appear, we also shall appear with $im in glory# Where $is life is,
disease cannot remain# Is not $e that indwells s greater than all6 Is $e greater6 :es, when $e has
fll control# If one thing is permitted otside the will of (od, it hinders in or standing against the
powers of Satan# We mst allow the Word of (od to 8dge s, lest we stand condemned with the
world# When $e who is or life shall appear5 $ave I any life apart from $im6 any 8oy % any
fellowship apart from $im6 @ess said the prince of this world cometh and findeth nothing in 3e# 1ll
that is contrary in MsN is withered by the indwelling life of the Son of (od#
For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being brdened+ not
for that we wold be nclothed, bt clothed pon, that mortality
might be swallowed p of life# < Corinthians A+?
1re we ready, clothed pon, mortality swallowed p of life6 If $e came, who is or life, we
shold go# I )now the Lord % I )now the Lord laid $is hand on me# $e filled me with the $oly
(host#
$eaven ,n .arth
I )now the Lord laid $is hand on me# It-s heaven on earth# $eaven has begn with me# I am
happy now % and free# Since the Comforter has come# The Comforter, the great revealer of the
=ingdom# $e came to give s the more abndant life# (od has designed the plan, nothing really
matters if the Lord loves s# (od sets great store by s# The pre in heart see (od# There are no stiff
)nees in the Spirit, or cogh in the $oly (host % or pain# *othing ails s if we are filled with the
Spirit#
If the Spirit of $im that raised p @ess from the dead dwells in yo, $e shall /ic)en yor
mortal bodies by $is Spirit that dwelleth in yo CRomans H+;;F#
The way into the glory is throgh the flesh being rent, a separation nto (od, freedom of
spirit, re8oicing every day, free from the law of sin and death# The perfect law destroying the natral
law# Spirital activity ta)ing in every passing ray, days of heaven pon earth, no sic)ness, not
)nowing we have a body, the life of (od changing s, bringing s into the heavenly realm, where we
reign over principalities and all evil, limbless, powerfl, spernatral# If the natral body decays, the
Spirit renews# Spirital power increasing ntil with one mind and one heart, the glory is broght
down over all the earth, right on into divine life, )eeping the evidence# The whole life filled, this is
0entecost# The life of the Lord manifest wherever we are in bs or train, so filled with the life of
@ess nto perfection, re8oicing in hope of glory of (od, always loo)ing for translation# The life of the
Lord in s as a magnet draws, $is life eating p all else#
I mst have the overflowing life in the Spirit, (od is not pleased with less, it is a disgrace to
be on an ordinary plan after we are filled with the $oly (host# We are to be salt in the earth, not
l)ewarm, hot which means seeing (od, with eagerness, liberty, movement, and power# Believe5
Believe5 1men#
3essage preached in London .ngland
,r Risen Christ, 3arch J;, ;><J
Read the forth chapter of 1cts# Today we praise (od for the fact that or glorios @ess is
the risen Christ# Those of s who have tasted the power of the indwelling Spirit )now something of
the manner in which the hearts those two disciples brned as they wal)ed to .mmas with their risen
Lord as their companion#
*ote the words of verse J;, !1nd when they had prayed, the place was sha)en####" There are
many chrches where they never pray the )ind of prayer that yo read of here# 1 chrch that does not
)now how to pray and to shot will never be sha)en# If yo live in a place li)e that yo may as well
write !Ichabod % the glory of the Lord has departed" % over the threshold# It is only when men have
learned the secret of prayer, of power, and of praise, that (od comes forth# Some people say, !Well, I
praise (od inwardly," bt if there is an abndance of praise in yor heart, yor moth cannot help
spea)ing it#
There was a man who had a large bsiness in London who was a great chrchgoer# The
chrch he attended was beatiflly decorated, and his pew was delightflly cshioned % 8st abot
enogh to ma)e it easy to sleep throgh the sermons# $e was a prosperos man in bsiness, bt he had
no peace in his heart# Bt there was a boy at his bsiness who always loo)ed happy# $e was always
8mping and whistling# ,ne day he said to this boy, !I want to see yo in my office#" When the boy
was in his office he as)ed him, !$ow is it that yo can always whistle and be happy6" !I cannot help
it," answered the boy# !Where did yo get it6" as)ed the master# !I got it at the 0entecostal mission#"
!Where is that6" The boy told him, and the ne't thing was, that the man was attending# The Lord bro)e
him p there, and in a short while he was entirely changed# ,ne day, shortly after this, he fond that,
instead of being distracted by his bsiness as he formerly had been, he was actally whistling and
8mping# $is whole position and his whole life had been changed# The shot cannot come ot nless it
is in# There mst first be the inner wor)ing of the power of (od# It is $e who changes the heart, and
transforms the life, and before there is any real otward evidence there mst be the inflow of divine
life# Sometimes I say to people, !:o weren-t at meeting the other night#" They reply, !,h, yes, I was
there in spirit#" I say to them, !Well, come ne't time with yor body also# We don-t want a lot of
spirits here and no bodies# We want yo to come and get filled with (od#" When all the people will
come and pray and praise as did these early disciples there will be something doing# 0eople who
come will catch fire and they will want to come again# Bt they will have no se for a place where
everything has become formal, dry, and dead# The power of 0entecost as it came at first came to
loose men# (od wants s free on every line# 3en and women are tired of imitationsB they want realityB
they want to see people who have the living Christ within, and are filled with $oly (host power#
I received several letters and telegrams abot a certain case, bt when I arrived I was told I
was too late# I said, !That cannot be# (od has never sent me too late anywhere#" (od showed me
when I went that something different wold happen to anything I had seen previosly# The people I
went to were all strangers# I was introdced to a yong man who lay helpless, and for whom there
was no hope# The doctor had been to see him that morning and had declared that he wold not live
throgh the day# $e lay with his face to the wall, and when I spo)e to him he whispered, !I cannot
trn over#" $is mother said that they had had to lift him ot of bed on sheets for wee)s, and that he
was so wea) and helpless that he had to stay in one position#
The yong man said, !3y heart is so wea)#" I assred him, !(od is the strength of thy heart
and thy portion forever# If yo will believe (od, it shall be so today#"
,r Christ is risen# $e is a living Christ who indwells s# We mst not have this trth merely
as a theory, Christ mst be risen in s by the power of the Spirit# The power that raised $im from the
dead mst animate s, and as this glorios resrrection power srges throgh yor being, yo will be
freed from all yor wea)nesses and yo will become strong in the Lord and in the power of $is
might# There is a resrrection power that (od wants yo to have and to have today Why not6 Receive
yor portion here and now#
I said to these people, !I believe yor son will rise today#" They only laghed# 0eople do not
e'pect to see signs and wonders today as the disciples saw them of old# $as (od changed6 ,r has
or faith waned so that we are not e'pecting the greater wor)s that @ess promised6 We mst not harp
on any minor )ey# ,r message mst rise to concert pitch, and there mst be nothing left ot of it that
is in the Boo)#
It was winter time, and I said to the parents, !Will yo get the boy-s sit and bring it here6"
They wold not listen to the re/est, for they were e'pecting the boy to die# Bt I had gone to that
place believing (od# In Romans ?+;E, we read of 1braham,
###CI have made thee a father of many nationsBF before him whom he
believed, even (od, who /ic)eneth the dead, and calleth those
things which be not as thogh they were#
(od, help s to nderstand this# It is time people )new now to shot in faith as they
contemplate the eternal power of or (od to whom it is nothing to /ic)en and raise the dead# I come
across some who wold be giants in the power of (od bt they have no shot of faith# I find
everywhere people who go down even when they are praying simply becase they are 8st breathing
sentences withot ttering speech, and yo cannot get victory that way# :o mst learn to ta)e the
victory and shot in the face of the devil, !It is done5" There is no man who can dobt if he learns to
shot# When we )now how to shot properly, things will be different, and tremendos things will
happen# In 1cts ?+<? we read, !###they lifted p their voice to (od with one accord####" It srely mst
have been a lod prayer# We mst )now that (od means s to have life# If there is anything in the
world that has life in it, it is this 0entecostal revival we are in# I believe in the baptism of the $oly
(host with the spea)ing in tonges, and I believe that every man who is bapti&ed in the $oly (host
will spea) in other tonges as the Spirit gives him tterance# I believe in the $oly (host# 1nd if yo
are filled with the Spirit, yo will be sper9abonding in life % living waters will flow from yo#
1t last I persaded the parents to bring the boy-s clothes and lay them on the bed# From the
natral viewpoint, the yong man lay dying# I spo)e to the afflicted one, !(od has revealed to me that,
as I lay my hands pon yo, the place will be filled with the $oly (host, the bed will be sha)en, yo
will be sha)en and thrown ot of bed by the power of the $oly (host, yo will dress yorself and be
strong#" I said this to him in faith# I laid hands on him in the name of @ess and instantly the power of
(od fell and filled the place# I felt helpless and fell flat on the floor# I )new nothing e'cept that a
short while after the place was sha)en, I heard the yong man wal)ing over me and saying, !For Thy
glory, Lord5 For Thy glory, Lord5"
$e dressed himself and cried, !(od has healed me#" The father fell, the mother fell, and
another who was present fell also# (od manifested $is power that day in saving the whole hosehold
and healing the yong man# It is the power of the risen Christ we need# That yong man is today
preaching the (ospel#
For years we have been longing for (od to come forth, and, praise $im, $e is coming forth#
The tide is rising everywhere# I was in Swit&erland not long ago, preaching in many places where the
0entecostal message had not been heard, and today there are nine new 0entecostal assemblies in
different places going on blessedly for (od# 1ll over the world it is the sameB this great 0entecostal
wor) is in motion# :o can hardly get to a place now where (od is not poring ot $is Spirit pon
all flesh, and $is promises never fail# ,r Christ is risen# $is salvation was not a thing done in a
corner# Trly $e was a man of glory who went to Calvary for s, in order that $e might free s from
all that wold mar and hinder, that $e might transform s by $is grace, and bring s ot from nder
the power of Satan into the glorios power of (od# ,ne toch of or risen Christ will raise the dead#
$allel8ah5
,h, this wonderfl @ess of ors5 $e comes and indwells s# $e comes to abide# $e it is who
bapti&es s with the $oly (host, and ma)es everything different# We are to be a )ind of firstfrits nto
(od and are to be li)e Christ who is the firstfrit, wal)ing in $is footsteps, living in $is power# What
a salvation this is, having this risen Christ in s# I feel that everything else mst go to nothingness,
helplessness, and rin# .ven the best thoght of holiness mst be on the decrease in order that Christ
may increase, and we live in another state, and all things are nder the power of the Spirit#
4are yo ta)e yor inheritance from (od6 4are yo believe (od6 4are yo stand on the
record of $is Word6 What is the record6 If tho shalt believe, tho shalt see the glory of (od# :o
will be sifted as wheat# :o will be tried as thogh some strange thing tried yo# :o will be pt in
places where yo will have to pt yor whole trst in (od# There is no sch thing as anyone being
tried beyond what (od will allow# There is no temptation that will come, bt (od will be with yo
right in the temptation to deliver yo, and when yo have been tried, $e will bring yo forth as gold#
.very trial is to bring yo to a greater position in (od# The trial that tries yor faith will ta)e yo on
to the place where yo will )now that the faith of (od will be forthcoming in the ne't test# *o man is
able to win any victory save throgh the power of the risen Christ within him# :o will never be able
to say, !I did this or that#" :o will desire to give (od the glory for everything#
If yo are sre of yor grond, if yo are conting on the presence of the living Christ within,
yo can lagh when yo see things getting worse# (od wold have yo settled and gronded in Christ,
and yo become steadfast and nmoveable in $im#
The Lord @ess said, !###I have a baptism to be bapti&ed withB and how am I straitened till it be
accomplished5" CL)e ;<+ADF# $e assredly straitened in the way, at (ethsemane, at the 8dgment
hall, and, after that, at the cross, where $e, throgh the eternal Spirit, offered $imself withot spot to
(od# (od will ta)e s right on in li)e manner, and the $oly Spirit will lead every step of the way#
(od led $im right throgh to the empty tomb, to the ascension glory, to a place on the throneB and the
Son of (od will never be satisfied ntil $e has s with $imself, sharing $is glory and sharing $is
throne#
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The (race of Longsffering, Conterpart of !(ifts of $ealing" 1pril ;><J
This morning we will move on to the !gifts of healing#" !To another faith by the same SpiritB
to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit" C; Corinthians ;<+>F#
There is no se e'pecting to nderstand the gifts and to nderstand the epistles nless yo have
the $oly (host# 1ll the epistles are written to a bapti&ed people, and not to the nregenerated# They
are written to those who have grown into a matrity as a manifestation of the Christ of (od# 4o not
8mp into the epistles before yo have come in at the gate of the baptism of the Spirit# I believe that
this teaching (od is helping me to bring to yo will move on yo to become restless and discontented
on every line till (od has finished with yo# If we want to )now the mind of (od throgh the epistles,
there is nothing else to bring the trth bt the revelation of the Spirit $imself# $e gives the tteranceB
$e opens the door# 4on-t live in a poverty state when we are all arond, in and ot, p and down,
pressed ot beyond measre with the rarest gems of the latest word from (od# !1s), and it shall be
given yoB see), and ye shall findB )noc), and it shall be opened nto yo+ For every one that as)eth
receivethB and he that see)eth find ethB and to him that )noc)eth it shall be opened" C3atthew E+E,HF#
There is the athority of (od-s Word# 1nd remember, the athority of (od-s Word is @ess# These
are the tterances by the Spirit of @ess to s this morning# I come to yo with a great inward desire to
wa)e yo p to yor great possibilities# :or responsibilities will be great, bt not as great as yor
possibilities# :o will always find that (od is over9abndance on every line $e toches for yo, and
$e wants yo to come into mind and thoght with $im so that yo are not straightened in yorselves#
Be enlarged in (od5
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !It is that which (od hath chosen for s, which is
mightier than we# It is that which is bottomless, higher than the heights, more lovely than all beside#
1nd (od in a measre presses
yo ot to believe all things that yo may endre all things, and lay hold of eternal life throgh
the power of the Spirit#"
Longsffering 1nd 1thority
The !gifts of healings" are wonderfl gifts# There is a difference between having a gift of
healing, and !gifts of healings#" (od wants s not to come behind in anything# I li)e this word, !gifts
of healing#" To have the accomplishment of these gifts I mst bring myself to a conformity to the mind
and will of (od in prpose# It wold be impossible to have !gifts of healing" nless yo possessed
that blessed frit of !long9 sffering#" :o will find these gifts rn parallel with that which will bring
them into operation withot a lea)#
Bt how will it be possible to minister the gifts of healing considering the pecliarities there
are in the assemblies, and the many evil powers of Satan which confront s and possess bodies6 The
man who will go throgh with (od and e'ercise the gifts of healing will have to be a man of
longsffering, always have a word of comfort# If the one who is in distress and helpless doesn-t see
eye to eye in everything, and doesn-t get all he wants, longsffering will bear and forbear#
Longsffering is a grace @ess lived in and moved in# $e was filled with compassion, and (od will
never be able to move s to the help of the needy one till we reach that place# Sometimes yo might
thin) by the way I went abot praying for the sic) that I was nloving and rogh, bt oh friends, yo
have no idea what I see behind the sic)ness and the afflicted# I am not dealing with the person, I am
dealing with the satanic forces that are binding the afflicted# 1s far as the person goes, my heart is fll
of love and compassion for all, bt I fail to see how yo will ever reach a place where (od will be
able definitely to se yo ntil yo get angry at the devil#
,ne day a pet dog followed a lady ot of her hose and ran all arond her feet# She said to the
dog, !I cannot have yo with me today#" The dog wagged its tail and made a great fss# !(o home,
pet," she said, bt it didn-t go# 1t last she shoted roghly, !(o home5" and off it went# Some people
play with the devil li)e that# !0oor thing5" The devil can stand all the comfort anybody in the world
cold give# Cast him ot5 :o are not dealing with the person, yo are dealing with the devil# If yo
say, with athority, !Come ot, yo demons, in the name of the Lord5" they mst come ot# :o will
always be right when yo dare to treat sic)ness as the devil-s wor) and yo will always be near the
mar) when yo treat it as sin# Let 0entecostal people wa)e p to see that getting sic) is cased by
some miscondctB there is some neglect, something wrong somewhere, a wea) place where Satan has
had a chance to get in# 1nd if we wa)e p to the real facts of it, we will be ashamed to say that we
are sic) becase people will )now we have been sinning#
Flness ,f Redemption
(ifts of healings are so varied in all lines yo will find the gift of discernment often operated
in connection therewith# 1nd the manifestations of the Spirit are given to s that we may profit withal#
:o mst never treat a cancer case as anything else than a living, evil spirit which is always
destroying the body# It is one of the worst )inds I )now# *ot that the devil has anything goodB every
disease of the devil is bad, either to a greater or less degree, bt this form of disease is one that yo
mst cast ot# 1mong the first people I met in Lictoria $all was a woman who had a cancer in the
breast# 1s soon as the cancer was crsed, it stopped bleeding becase it was dead# The ne't thing that
happened, the body cast it off, becase the natral body has no room for dead matter# When it came
ot it was li)e a big ball with thosands of fibers# 1ll these fibers had spread ot into the flesh, bt
the moment the evil power was destroyed they had no power# @ess gave s power to bind and power
to looseB we mst bind the evil powers and loose the afflicted and set them free# There are many
cases where Satan has control of the mind, and those nder satanic inflence are not all in asylms#
I will tell yo what freedom is+ no person in this place who en8oys the flness of the Spirit
with a clear )nowledge of redemption, shold )now that he has a body# :o oght to be able to eat
and sleep, digest yor food, and not be conscios of yor bodyB a living epistle of (od-s thoght and
mind, wal)ing p and down the world withot pain# That is redemption# To be flly in the will of
(od, the perfection of redemption, we shold not have a pain of any )ind#
I have had some e'perience along this line# When I was wea) and helpless and friends were
loo)ing for me to die, it was in that straitened place that I saw the flness of redemption# I read and
re9read the ninety9first 0salm and claimed long life % !With long life will I satisfy him#" What else6
!1nd shew him my salvation#" This is greater than long life# The salvation of (od is deliverance
from everything, and here I am# 1t twenty9five or thirty they were loo)ing for me to dieB now at si'ty9
three I feel yong# So there is something more in this trth that I am preaching than mere words# (od
hath not designed s for anything else than to be firstfrits, sons of (od with power over all the
power of the enemy, living in the world bt not of it#
Be Sre ,f :or (rond
We have to be carefl in casting ot demons, who shall give the command# 3an may say,
!Come ot," bt nless it is in the Spirit of (od or words are vain# The devil always had a good
time with me in the middle of the night, and tried to give me a bad time# I had a real conflict with evil
powers, and the only deliverance I got was when I bond them in the name of the Lord#
I remember ta)ing a man who was demon9possessed ot for a wal) one day# We were going
throgh a thic)ly crowded place and this man became obstreperos# I s/ared him p and the devil
came ot of him, bt I wasn-t carefl, and these demons fastened themselves on me right on the street
there, so that I coldn-t move# Sometimes when I am ministering on the platform and the powers of the
devil attac) me, the people thin) I am casting demons ot of them, bt I am casting them ot of myself5
The people coldn-t nderstand when I cast that evil spirit ot of that man on the street, bt I
nderstood# The man who had that difficlty is now preaching, and is one of the finest men we have#
Bt it re/ired someone to bind the strongman# :o mst be sre of yor grond, and sre it is a
mightier power than yo that is destroying the devil# Ta)e yor position from the first epistle of @ohn
and say, !###greater is he that is in MmeN, than he that is in the world" C; @ohn ?+?F# If yo thin) it is yo,
yo ma)e a great mista)e# It is yor being filled with $imB $e acting in the place of yoB yor thoght,
yor moth, yor all becoming e'ercised by the Spirit of (od#
1t L# % in *orway we had a place seating ;,ADD people# When we reached there it was
pac)ed and hndreds were nable to get in# The policemen were standing there, and I thoght the first
thing I wold do wold be to preach to the people otside and then go in# I addressed the policemen
and said, !:o see this condition# I have come with a message to help everybody, and it hrts me very
mch to find as many people otside as inB I want the promise of yo police officials that yo will
give s the mar)etplace tomorrow# Will yo do it6" They pt p their hands that they wold# It was a
beatifl day in 1pril, and there was a big stand in the woods abot ten feet high in the great par),
where thosands of people gathered# 1fter the preaching we had some wonderfl cases of healing#
,ne man came one hndred miles, bringing his food with him# $e hadn-t passed anything throgh his
stomach for over a month for there was a great cancer there# $e was healed in the meeting and
opening p his lnch began eating before all the people#
Then there was a yong woman who came with a stiff hand# I crsed the spirit of infirmity and
it was instantly cast ot and the arm was free# She waved it over her head and said, !3y father is the
chief of police# I have been bond since I was a girl#" 1t the close of the meeting Satan laid ot two
people with fits# That was my day5 I 8mped down to where they were and in the name of @ess
delivered them# 0eople said, !,h, isn-t he rogh," bt when they saw those afflicted stand p and
praise (od, that was a time of re8oicing#
,h, we mst wa)e p, stretch orselves ot to believe (od5 Before (od cold bring me to
this place $e had to brea) me a thosand times# I have wept, I have groaned, I have travailed night
after night till (od bro)e me# 7ntil (od has mowed yo down, yo will never have this longsffering
for others#
When I was at Cardiff the Lord healed a woman right in the meeting# She was afflicted with
lceration, and while they were singing she fell fll length and cried in sch a way, I felt something
mst be done# I )nelt down alongside of the woman, laid my hands on her body, and instantly the
powers of the devil were destroyed and she was delivered from lceration, rose p, and 8oined in the
singing#
In The !(oing"
We have been seeing wonderfl miracles in these last days, and they are only a little of what
we are going to see# When I say !going to see" I do not want to throw something ot ten years to
come, nor even two years# I believe we are in the !going," right on the threshold of wonderfl things#
:o mst not thin) that these gifts fall pon yo li)e ripe cherries# :o pay a price for
everything yo get from (od# There is nothing worth having that yo do not have to pay for, either
temporally or spiritally# I remember when I was at 1ntwerp and Brssels# The power of (od was
very mighty pon me there# Coming throgh to London I called on some friends at Mone placeN# To
show yo the leading of the Lord, these friends said, !,h, (od sent yo here# $ow mch we need
yo5" They sent a wire to a place where there was a yong man twenty9si' years old, who had been in
bed eighteen years# $is body was so mch bigger than an ordinary body, becase of inactivity, and
his legs were li)e a child-sB instead of bone, there was gristle# $e had never been able to dress
himself# When they got the wire the father dressed him and he was sitting in a chair# I felt it was one
of the opportnities of my life# I said to this yong man, !What is the greatest desire of yor heart6"
!,h," he said, !that I might be filled with the $oly (host5" I pt my hands pon him and said,
!Receive, receive ye the $oly (host#" Instantly he became drn) with the Spirit, and fell off the chair
li)e a big bag of potatoes# I saw what (od cold do with a helpless cripple# First, his head began
sha)ing terrificallyB then his bac) began moving very fast, and then his legs, 8st li)e being in a
battery# Then he spo)e clearly in tonges, and we wept and praised the Lord# $is legs were still as
they had been, by all appearances, and this is where I missed it# These !missings" sometimes are
(od-s opportnities of teaching yo important lessons# $e will teach yo throgh yor wea)nesses
that which is not faith# It was not faith for me to loo) at that body, bt hman# The man who will wor)
the wor)s of (od mst never loo) at conditions, bt at @ess in whom everything is complete# I
loo)ed at the boy and there was absoltely no help# I trned to the Lord and said, !Lord, tell me what
to do," and $e did# $e said, !Command him to wal) in 3y name#" This is where I missed it# I loo)ed
at his conditions and I got the father to help lift him p to see if his legs had strength# We did or best,
bt he and I together cold not move him# Then the Lord showed me my mista)e and I said, !(od
forgive#" I got right down and repented, and said to the Lord, !0lease tell me again#" (od is so good#
$e never leaves s to orselves# 1gain $e said to me, !Command him in 3y name to wal)#" So I
shoted, !1rise and wal) in the name of @ess#" 4id he do it6 *o, I declare he never wal)ed# $e was
lifted p by the power of (od in a moment and he ran# The door was wide openB he ran ot across the
road into a field where he ran p and down and came bac)# ,h, it was a miracle5
There are miracles to be performed and these miracles will be accomplished by s when we
nderstand the perfect plan of $is spirital graces which has come down to s# These things will
come to s when we come to a place of bro)enness, of srrender, of wholehearted yieldedness,
where we decrease bt where (od has come to increaseB and where we dwell and live in $im#
Will yo allow $im to be the choice of yor thoghts6 Sbmit to $im, the (od of all grace,
that yo may be well9frnished with faith for every good wor), that the mind of the Lord may have
free corse in yo, rn and be glorifiedB that the heathen shall )now, the ttermost parts of the earth
shall be filled with the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the deep#
0blished in The Latter Rain .vangel
0resent9Time Blessings for 0resent9Time Saints, 1pril ;?, ;><J
Read with me the first twelve verses of 3atthew A, these verses that we generally call the
!Beatitdes#" Some tell s that 3atthew A is a millennial chapter and that we cannot attain to these
blessings at the present time# I believe that everyone who receives the baptism in the has a real
foretaste and earnest of millennial blessing, bt that here the Lord @ess is setting forth present9day
blessing that we can en8oy here and now#
It is a great 8oy for me to be spea)ing to bapti&ed believers# We have not reached the height of
(od-s mind, bt my personal conviction is that we are nearer by far than we were forteen years ago#
If anyone had told me that I shold be happier today than I was forteen years ago when the Lord
bapti&ed me in the Spirit, I wold not have believed him# Bt I see that (od has more ahead for s,
and that, so far, we have only toched the fringe of things# 1s we let the trth lay hold of s, we will
press on for the mar) ahead and enter more flly into or birthright % all that (od says#
It seems to me that every time I open my Bible I get a new revelation of (od-s plan# (od-s
Spirit ta)es man to a place of helplessness, and then reveals (od as his all in all#
!Blessed are the poor in spirit+ for theirs is the )ingdom of heaven" C3atthew A+JF# This is
one of the richest places into which @ess brings s# The poor have a right to everything in heaven#
!Theirs is#" 4are yo believe it6 :es, I dare# I believe, I )now, that I was very poor# When (od-s
Spirit comes in as the rling, controlling power of the life, $e gives s (od-s revelation of or
inward poverty, and shows s that (od has come with one prpose, to bring heaven-s best to earth,
and that with @ess $e will indeed !###freely give s all things" CRomans H+J<F#
1n old man and an old woman had lived together for seventy years# Someone said to them,
!:o mst have seen many clods dring those days#" They replied, !Where do the showers come
from6 :o never get showers withot clods#" It is only the $oly (host who can bring s to the place
of reali&ation of or povertyB bt, every time $e does it, $e opens the windows of heaven and the
showers of blessing fall#
Bt I mst recogni&e the difference between my own spirit and the $oly Spirit# 3y own spirit
can do certain things on natral lines, can even weep and pray and worship, bt it is all on a hman
plane, and we mst not depend on or own hman thoghts and activities or on or own personality# If
the baptism means anything to yo, it shold bring yo to the death of the ordinary, where yo are no
longer ptting faith in yor own nderstandingB bt, conscios of yor own poverty, yo are ever
yielded to the Spirit# Then it is that yor body becomes filled with heaven on earth#
!Blessed are they that morn+ for they shall be comforted" C3atthew A+?F# 0eople get a wrong
idea of morning# ,ver in Swit&erland they have a day set apart to ta)e wreaths to graves# I laghed at
the people-s ignorance and said, !Why are yo spending time arond the graves6 The people yo love
are not there# 1ll that ta)ing of flowers to the graves is not faith at all# Those who died in Christ are
gone to be with $im, Gwhich,- 0al said, Gis far better#-"
3y wife once said to me, !:o watch me when I-m preaching# I get so near to heaven when
I-m preaching that some day I-ll be off#" ,ne night she was preaching and when she had finished, off
she went# I was going to (lasgow and had said goodbye to her before she went to the meeting# 1s I
was leaving the hose, the doctor and policeman met me at the door and told me that she had fallen
dead at the 3ission door# I )new she had got what she wanted# I cold not weep, bt I was in tonges,
praising the Lord# ,n natral lines she was everything to meB bt I cold not morn on natral lines,
bt 8st laghed in the Spirit# The hose was soon filled with people# The doctor said, !She is dead,
and we can do no more for her#" I went p to her lifeless corpse and commanded death to give her p,
and she came bac) to me for a moment# Then (od said to me, !She is 3ineB her wor) is done#" I
)new what $e meant#
They laid her in the coffin, and I broght my sons and my daghter into the room and said, !Is
she there6" They said, !*o, Father#" I said, !We will cover her p#" If yo go morning the loss of
loved ones who have gone to be with Christ, I say it in love to yo, yo have never had the revelation
of what 0al spo)e of when he showed s that it is better to go than to stay# We read this in Scriptre,
bt the troble is that people will not believe it# When yo believe (od, yo will say, !Whatever it
is, it is all right# If Tho dost want to ta)e the one I love, it is all right, Lord#" Faith removes all tears
of self9pity#
Bt there is a morning in the Spirit# (od will bring yo to a place where things mst be
changed, and there is a morning, an ntterable groaning ntil (od comes# 1nd the end of all real
faith always is re8oicing# @ess morned over @ersalem# $e saw the conditions, $e saw the nbelief,
$e saw the end of those who closed their ears to the (ospel# Bt (od gave a promise that $e shold
see the travail of $is sol and be satisfied, and that $e shold see $is seed# What happened on the
day of 0entecost in @ersalem was an earnest of what will be the reslts of $is travail, to be
mltiplied a billion fold all down the ages in all the world# 1nd as we enter in the Spirit into travail
over conditions that are wrong, sch morning will ever bring reslts for (od, and or 8oy will be
complete in the satisfaction that is broght to Christ thereby#
!Blessed are the mee)+ for they shall inherit the earth" C3atthew A+AF# 3oses was headstrong
in his &eal for his own people, and it reslted in his )illing a man# $is heart was right in his desire to
correct things, bt he was wor)ing on natral lines, and when we wor) on natral lines we always
fail# 3oses had a mighty passion, and that is one of the best things in the world when (od has control
and it becomes a passion for sols to be born againB bt apart from (od it is one of the worst things#
0al had it to a tremendos e'tent, and, breathing ot threatenings, he was hailing men and women to
prison# Bt (od changed it, and later we find him wishing himself accrsed from Christ for the sa)e
of his brethren, his )insmen according to the flesh# (od too) the headstrong 3oses and molded him
into the mee)est of men# $e too) the fiery Sal of Tarss and made him the foremost e'ponent of
grace# ,h, brothers, (od can transform yo in li)e manner, and plant in yo a divine mee)ness and
every other thing that yo lac)#
In or Snday school we had a boy with red hair# $is head was as red as fire and so was his
temper# $e was sch a trial# $e )ic)ed his teachers and the sperintendent# $e was simply
ncontrollable# The teachers had a meeting in which they discssed the matter of e'pelling him# They
thoght that (od might nderta)e for that boy and so they decided to give him another chance# ,ne day
he had to be trned ot, and he bro)e all the windows of the mission# $e was worse otside than in#
Sometime later we had a ten9day revival meeting# There was nothing mch doing in that meeting and
people thoght it a waste of time, bt there was one reslt % the red9headed lad got saved# 1fter he
was saved, the difficlty was to get rid of him at or hose# $e wold be there ntil midnight crying
to (od to ma)e him pliable and se him for $is glory# (od delivered the lad from his temper and
made him one of the mee)est, most beatifl boys yo ever saw# For twenty years he has been a
mighty missionary in China# (od ta)es s 8st as we are and transforms s by $is power#
I can remember the time when I sed to go white with rage, and sha)e all over with temper# I
cold hardly hold myself together# I waited on (od for ten days# In those ten days I was being emptied
ot and the life of the Lord @ess was being wroght into me# 3y wife testified of the transformation
that too) place in my life, !I never saw sch a change# I have never been able to coo) anything since
that time that has not pleased him# *othing is too hot or too cold, everything is 8st right#" (od mst
come and reign spreme in yor life# Will yo let $im do it6 $e can do it, and $e will if yo will let
$im# It is no se trying to tame the !old man#" Bt (od can deal with him# The carnal mind will never
be sb8ected to (od, bt (od will bring it to the cross where it belongs, and will pt in its place, the
pre, the holy, the mee) mind of the 3aster#
!Blessed are they which do hnger and thirst after righteosness+ for they shall be filled"
C3atthew A+IF# *ote that word, !shall be filled#" If yo ever see a !shall" in the Bible, ma)e it yors#
3eet the conditions and (od will flfill $is Word to yo# The Spirit of (od is crying, !$o, every
one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no moneyB come ye, by and eatB yea, come,
by wine and mil) withot money and withot price" CIsaiah AA+;F# The Spirit of (od will ta)e of the
things of Christ and show them to yo in order that yo may have a longing for Christ in $is flness,
and when there is that longing, (od will not fail to fill yo#
See that crowd of worshipers who have come p to the feast# They are going away tterly
nsatisfied, bt on the last day, the great day of the feast, @ess stands p and cries, !If any man thirst,
let him come nto me, and drin)# $e that believeth on me, as the scriptre hath said, ot of his belly
shall flow rivers of living water" C@ohn E+JE,JHF# @ess )new that they were going away withot the
living water, and so $e directs them to the tre sorce of spply# 1re yo thirsty today6 The living
Christ still invites yo to $imself, and I want to testify that $e still satisfies the thirsty sol and still
fills the hngry with good things#
In Swit&erland, I learned of a man who met with the assembly of the 0lymoth brethren# $e
attended their varios meetings, and one morning, at their brea)ing of bread service, he arose and
said, !Brethren, we have the Word, and I feel that we are living very mch in the letter of it, bt there
is a hnger and thirst in my sol for something deeper, something more real than we have, and I cannot
rest ntil I enter into it#" The ne't Snday this brother rose again and said, !We are all so poor here,
there is no life in this assembly, and my heart is hngry for reality#" $e did this for several wee)s
ntil it got on the nerves of these people and they protested, !Sands, yo are ma)ing s all miserable#
:o are spoiling or meetings, and there is only one thing for yo to do, and that is to clear ot#"
That man went ot of the meeting in a very sad condition# 1s he stood otside, one of his
children as)ed him what was the matter, and he said, !To thin) that they shold trn me ot from their
midst for being hngry and thirsty for more of (od5" I did not )now anything of this ntil afterward#
Some days later someone rshed p to Sands and said, !There is a man over here from
.ngland, and he is spea)ing abot tonges and healing#" Sands said, !I-ll fi' him# I-ll go to the
meeting and sit right p in the front and challenge him with the Scriptres# I-ll dare him to preach
these things in Swit&erland# I-ll pblicly denonce him#" So he came to the meetings# There he sat# $e
was so hngry and thirsty that he dran) in every word that was said# $is opposition soon petered ot#
The first morning he said to a friend, !This is what I want#" $e dran) and dran) of the Spirit# 1fter
three wee)s he said, !(od will have to do something new or I-ll brst#" $e breathed in (od and the
Lord filled him to sch an e'tent that he spo)e in other tonges as the Spirit gave tterance# Sands is
now preaching, and is in charge of a new 0entecostal assembly#
(od is ma)ing people hngry and thirsty after $is best# 1nd everywhere $e is filling the
hngry and giving them that which the disciples received at the very beginning# 1re yo hngry6 If yo
are, (od promises that yo shall be filled#
0blished in The 0entecostal .vangel
(lory 1nd Lirte, 3ay ;><J
I want yo to see this morning two words that are closely connectedB beatifl words and fll
of blessing this moment for s# Let me read them+
!###throgh the )nowledge of him that hath called s to glory and
virte# < 0eter ;+J
0eople have a great misnderstanding abot glory, thogh they often se the word# There are
three things that oght to ta)e place in the baptism# It was a necessity that the moving by the mighty
rshing wind shold be made manifest in the pper roomB also that they shold be clothed with
tonges as of fire# Then that the body shold receive, not only the fire, bt also the rshing wind, the
personality of the Spirit in the wind, and the manifestation of the glory is in the wind, or breath of
(od#
The inward man receives the $oly (host instantly with great 8oy and blessedness# $e cannot
e'press it# Then the power of the Spirit, this breath of (od, ta)es of the things of @ess and sends forth
as a river the tterances of the Spirit# 1gain, when the body is filled with 8oy, sometimes so
ine'pressible, being thrown on the canvas of the mind, the canvas of the mind has great power to
move the operation of the tonge to bring ot the very depths of the inward heart-s power, love, 8oy,
to s# By the same process the Spirit, which is the breath of (od, brings forth the manifestation of the
glory#
0eter spea)s in Second 0eter ;+;I,;E+
For we have not followed cnningly devised fables, when we made
)nown nto yo the power and coming of or Lord @ess Christ,
bt were eyewitnesses of his ma8esty# For he received from (od
the Father honor and glory, when there came sch a voice to him
from the e'cellent glory####
Sometimes people wonder why it is that the $oly (host is always e'pressing $imself in
words# It cannot be otherwise# :o cold not nderstand it otherwise# :o cannot nderstand (od by
sha)ings, and yet sha)ings may be in perfect order sometimes# Bt yo can always tell when the Spirit
moves, and brings forth the tterances# They are always the tterances that shall magnify (od# The
$oly (host has a perfect plan# $e comes right throgh every man who is so filled, and brings divine
tterances that we may nderstand what the mind of the Lord is# 0erhaps I might ta)e yo to three
e'pressions in the Bible pon the glory#
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory re8oiceth#### 0salm ;I+>
Something has made the re8oicing bring forth the glory# It was becase his heart was glad#
Trn to 0salm ;DH+;,
, (od, my heart is fi'edB I will sing and give praise, even with my
glory#
:o see, when the body is filled with the power of (od, then the only thing that can e'press
the glory is the tonge# (lory is presence, and the presence always conies by the tonge which brings
forth the revelations of (od#
:o find in 1cts <+<A,<I another side to this#
For 4avid spea)eth concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always
before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I shold not be
moved+ Therefore did my heart re8oice, and my tonge was glad####
(od first brings into s $is power, then $e gives s verbal e'pressions by the same Spirit,
the manifestation ot of s 8st as it is within s# !###ot of the abndance of the heart the moth
spea)eth" C3atthew ;<+J?F#
Lirte has to be transmitted, and glory has to e'pressed# So (od, by filling s with the $oly
(host, has broght into s this glory, that ot of s may come forth the glory# The $oly (host
nderstands everything Christ has in the glory and brings throgh the heart of man (od-s latest
thoght# The world-s needs, or manifestations, revivals, all conditions, are first settled in heaven,
then wor)ed ot on the earth# So we mst be in toch with (od 1lmighty to bring ot on the face of
the earth all the things that (od has in the heavens# This is an ideal for s, and (od help s not to
forsa)e the sense of holy commnion, entering into the closets in privacy, that pblicly $e may
manifest $is glory#
We mst see the face of the Lord and nderstand $is wor)ings# There are things that (od says
to me that I )now mst ta)e place# It does not matter what people say# I have been face to face with
some of the most trying moments of men-s lives, when it meant so mch if I )ept the vision, and held
fast to what (od had said# 1 man mst be in an immoveable condition, and the voice of (od mst
mean to him more than what he sees, feels, or what people say# $e mst have an originality born in
heaven, transmitted or e'pressed in some way# We mst bring heaven to earth#
1ccording as his divine power hath given nto s all things that
pertain nto life and godliness, throgh the )nowledge of him that
hath called s to glory and virte#
,h, this is a lovely verse# There is so mch depth in it for s# It is all real from heaven# It is as
divinely appointed for this meeting as when the $oly (host was pon 0eter, and he brings it ot for
s# It is to me lifeB it is li)e the breathB it moves me# I mst live in this grace# !1ccording as his divine
power," there it is again, !hath given nto s all things that pertain nto life and godliness#" ,h, what
wonderfl things $e has given s, !throgh the )nowledge of him that hath called s to glory and
virte#" :o cannot get away from $im# $e is the center of all things# $e moves the earth, transforms
beings, can live in every mind, plan every thoght# ,h, $e is there all the time#
:o will find that 0al is fll of the might of the Spirit breathing throgh him, and yet he
comes to a place where he feels he mst stop# For there are greater things than he can even tter only
by prayer, the 1lmighty breathing throgh the hman sol#
In the last of .phesians J are these words which no hman man cold ever thin) or plan with
pen and in), so mighty, so of (od when it spea)s abot $is being able to do all things, !###e'ceeding
abndantly above all that we as) or thin)###" Cv# <DF# The mighty (od of revelation5 The $oly (host
gave these words of grander to stir or hearts, to move or affections, to transform s altogether#
This is ideal5 This is (od# Shall we teach them6 Shall we have them6 ,h, they are ors# (od has
never pt anything over on a pole where yo cold not reach it# $e has broght $is plan down to man,
and if we are prepared this morning, oh, what there is for s5 I feel sometimes we have 8st as mch
as we can digest, yet there are sch divine nggets of precios trth held before or hearts, it ma)es
yo nderstand that there are yet heights, and depths, and lengths, and breadths of the )nowledge of
(od laid p for s# We might trly say,
!3y heavenly ban), my heavenly ban),
The hose of (od-s treasre and store#
I have plenty in hereB I-m a real millionaire#"
(lory5 *ever to be poverty9strc) anymore# 1n inward )nowledge of a great ban) than ever
the Rothchilds, or any other, has )nown abot# It is stored p, ngget pon ngget, weights of glory,
e'pressions of the invisible Christ to be seen by men#
(od is sha)ing the earth to its fondations, and ma)ing s to nderstand that there is a
principle in the Scriptres that may bring to man freedom from the natral order, and bring him into a
place of holiness, righteosness, and peace of (od which passeth all hman nderstanding# We mst
reach it# 0raise (od5 (od has broght s in on prpose to ta)e s on# $e has broght s here this
morning, and yo say, !$ow shall I be able to get all that is laid p for me6" Brother, sister, I )now
no other way % a bro)en and contrite heart $e will not despise#
What do yo want this morning6 Be definite in yor see)ing# (od )nows what yo need, and
that one thing is for yo this morning# Set it in yor minds that yo will )now this morning the powers
of the world to come#
1s), and it shall be given yoB see), and ye shall findB )noc), and it
shall be opened nto yo+ for every one that as)eth receivethB and
he that see)eth findethB and to him that )noc)eth it shall be
opened# 3atthew E+E,H
0blished in Trimphs of Faith
Concerning Spirital (ifts, @ne <,;><J
(od wants s to enter into the rest of faith# $e desires s to have all confidence in $imself#
$e prposes that $is Word shall be established in or heartsB and, as we believe $is Word, we will
see that all things are possible#
In ; Corinthians ;<+; we read,
*ow concerning spirital gifts, brethren, I wold not have yo
ignorant#
There is a great wea)ness in the chrch of Christ becase of an awfl ignorance concerning
the Spirit of (od and the gifts $e has come to bring# (od wold have s powerfl on ail lines
becase of the revelation of the )nowledge of $is will concerning the power and manifestation of $is
Spirit# $e wold have s ever hngry to receive more and more of $is Spirit# In times past I have
arranged many conventions, and I have fond that it is better to have a man on my platform who has
not received the baptism bt who is hngry for all that (od has for him, than a man who has received
the baptism and is satisfied and has settled down and become stationary and stagnant# Bt of corse I
wold prefer a man who is bapti&ed with the $oly (host and is still hngry for more of (od# 1 man
who is not hngry to receive more of (od is ot of order in any convention#
It is impossible to overestimate the importance of being filled with the Spirit# It is impossible
for s to meet the conditions of the day, to wal) in the light as $e is in the light, to sbde )ingdoms
and wor) righteosness and bind the power of Satan nless we are filled with the $oly (host# We
read that in the early chrch !###they contined stedfastly in the apostles- doctrine and fellowship, and
in brea)ing of bread, and in prayers" C1cts <+?<F# It is important for s also to contine steadfastly in
these same things# For some years I was associated with the 0lymoth brethren# They are very strong
on the Word, and are sond on water baptism, and they do not neglect the brea)ing of bread service,
bt have it every Lord-s day morning as they had it in the early chrch# These people seem to have
everything e'cept the match# They have the wood, bt they need the fire and they wold be all abla&e#
Becase they lac) the fire of the $oly Spirit, there is no life in their meetings# ,ne yong man who
attended their meetings received the baptism with the spea)ing in other tonges as the Spirit gave
tterance# The brethren were very pset abot this and came to the father and said to him, !:o mst
ta)e yor son aside and tell him to cease#" They did not want any distrbance# The father told the son
and said, !3y boy, I have been attending this chrch for twenty years and have never seen anything of
this )ind# We are established in the trth and do not want anything new# We won-t have it#" The son
replied, !If that is (od-s plan I will obey, bt somehow or other I don-t thin) it is#" 1s they were
going home the horse stood stillB the wheels were in deep rts# The father plled at the reins bt the
horse did not move# $e as)ed, !What do yo thin) is p6" The son answered, !It has got established#"
(od save s from becoming stationary#
(od wold have s to nderstand concerning spirital gifts and to covet earnestly the best
gifts, and also to enter into the more e'cellent way of the frit of the Spirit# We mst beseech (od for
these gifts# It is a serios thing to have the baptism and yet be stationaryB to live two days in
sccession on the same spirital plane is a tragedy# We mst be willing to deny orselves everything
to receive the revelation of (od-s trth and to receive the flness of the Spirit# ,nly that will satisfy
(od, and nothing less mst satisfy s# 1 yong Rssian received the $oly Spirit and was mightily
ended with power from on $igh# Some sisters were an'ios to )now the secret of his power# The
secret of his power was continos waiting pon (od# 1s the $oly (host filled him, it seemed as
thogh every breath became a prayer and so all his ministry was on an increasing line#
I )new a man who was fll of the $oly (host and wold only preach when he )new that he
was mightily nctioni&ed by the power of (od# $e was as)ed to preach at a 3ethodist chrch# $e
was staying at the minister-s hose and he said, !:o go on to chrch and I will follow#" The place
was pac)ed with people bt this man did not trn p and the 3ethodist minister, becoming an'ios,
sent his little girl to in/ire why he did not come# 1s she came to the bedroom door she heard him
crying ot three times, !I will not go#" She went bac) and reported that she heard the man say three
times that he wold not go# The minister was trobled abot it, bt almost immediately after this the
man came in, and, as he preached that night, the power of (od was tremendosly manifested# The
preacher as)ed him, !Why did yo tell my daghter that yo were not coming6" $e answered, !I
)now when I am filled# I am an ordinary man and I told the Lord that I dared not go and wold not go
ntil $e gave me a fresh filling of the Spirit# The moment the glory filled me and overflowed I came
to the meeting#"
:es, there is a power, a blessing, an assrance, a rest in the presence of the $oly (host# :o
can feel $is presence and )now that $e is with yo# :o need not spend an hor withot this inner
)nowledge of $is holy presence# With $is power pon yo there can be no failre# :o are above
par all the time#
: )now that ye were (entiles, carried away nto these dmbe
idols, even as ye were led# ; Corinthians ;<+<
This is the (entile day# When the @ews refsed the blessings of (od $e scattered them, and
$e has grafted the (entiles into the olive tree where the @ews were bro)en off# There never has been
a time when (od has been so favorable to a people who were not a people# $e has broght in the
(entiles to carry ot $is prpose of preaching the (ospel to all nations and to receive the power of
the $oly (host to accomplish this tas)# It is of the mercy of (od that $e has trned to the (entiles and
made s parta)ers of all the blessings that belong to the @ewsB and here nder this canopy of glory,
becase we believe, we get all the blessings of faithfl 1braham#
Wherefore I give yo to nderstand, that no man spea)ing by the
Spirit of (od calleth @ess accrsed+ and that no man can say that
@ess is the Lord, bt by the $oly (host# ; Corinthians ;<+J
There are many evil, deceiving spirits sent forth in these last days who endeavor to rob @ess
of $is lordship and of $is rightfl place# 3any are opening the doors to these latest devils, sch as
*ew Theology and *ew Thoght and Christian Science# These evil clts deny the fndamental trths
of (od-s Word# They all deny eternal pnishment and all deny the deity of @ess Christ# :o will
never see the baptism of the $oly (host come pon a man who accepts these errors# *either will yo
see a Romanist receive# They pt 3ary in the place of the $oly (host# I wold li)e yo to prodce a
Romanist who )nows that he is saved# *o man can )now he is saved by wor)s# If yo ever spea) to a
Romanist yo will )now that he is not definite on the line of the new birth# They cannot be# 1nother
thing, yo will never find a Rssellite bapti&ed in the $oly (hostB nor a member of any other clt who
does not pt the Lord @ess Christ pre9eminent above all#
The all important thing is to ma)e @ess Lord#O 3en can grow lopsided by emphasi&ing the
trth of divine healing# 3an can get wrong by all the time preaching on water baptism# Bt we never
go wrong in e'alting the Lord @ess Christ, giving $im the pre9eminent place and magnifying $im as
both Lord and Christ, yes, as very (od of very (od# 1s we are filled with the $oly (host or one
desire is to magnify $im# We need to be filled with the Spirit to get the fll revelation of the Lord
@ess Christ#
(od-s command is for s to be filled with the Spirit# We are no good if we only have a fll
cp# We need to have an overflowing cp all the time# It is a tragedy not to live in the flness of
overflowing# See that yo never live below the overflowing tide#
!*ow there are diversities of gifts, bt the same Spirit" C; Corinthians ;<+?F# .very
manifestation of the Spirit is given that we might !profit withal#" When the $oly Spirit is moving in
an assembly and $is gifts are in operation, everyone will receive profit# I have seen some who have
been terribly switched# They believe in gifts, in prophecy, and they se these gifts apart from the
power of the $oly (host# We mst loo) to the $oly Spirit to show s the se of the gifts, what they
are for, and when to se them, so that we may never se them withot the power of the $oly (host# I
do not )now of anything which is so awfl today as people sing a gift withot the power# *ever do
it# (od save s from doing it#
1 man who is filled with the $oly (host, while he may not be conscios of having any gift of
the Spirit, can have the gifts made manifest throgh him# I have gone to many places to help and have
fond that nder the nction of the $oly Spirit many wonderfl things have happened in the midst
when the glory of the Lord was pon the people# 1ny man who is filled with (od and filled with $is
Spirit might at any moment have any of the nine gifts made manifest throgh him withot )nowing that
he has a gift# Sometimes I have wondered whether it was better to be always fll of the $oly (host
and to see signs and wonders and miracles withot any consciosness of possessing a gift, or whether
it was better to )now one has a gift# If yo have received the gifts of the Spirit and they have been
blessed, yo shold never nder any circmstances se them withot the power of (od pon yo
pressing the gift throgh# Some have sed the prophetic gift withot the holy toch, and they have
come into the realm of the natral, and it has broght rin, cased dissatisfaction, bro)en hearts, pset
assemblies# 4o not see) the gifts nless yo are prposed to abide in the $oly Spirit# They shold be
manifested only in the power of the $oly Spirit#
The Lord will allow yo to be very drn) in $is presence, bt sober among people# I li)e to
see people so filled with the Spirit that they are drn) li)e the ;<D on the day of 0entecost, bt I don-t
li)e to see people drn) in the wrong place# That is what trobles s, somebody being drn) in a
place of worship where a lot of people come in that )now nothing abot the Word# If yo allow
yorself to be drn) there yo send people away, they loo) at yo instead of seeing (od# They
condemn the whole thing becase yo have not been sober at the right time# 0al writes, !For whether
we be beside orselves, it is to (od+ or whether we be sober, it is for yor case" C< Corinthians
A+;JF# :o can be beside yorself# :o can go a bit frther than being drn)# :o can dance, if yo
will do it at the right time# So many things are commendable when all the people are in the Spirit#
3any things are very foolish if the people rond abot yo are not in the Spirit# We mst be carefl
not to have a good time at the e'pense of somebody else# When yo have a good time yo mst see
that the spirital conditions in the place lend themselves to help yo and that the people are falling in
line with yo# Then yo will find it always a blessing#
While it is right to covet earnestly the best gifts, yo mst recogni&e that the all important thing
is to be filled with the power of the $oly (host $imself# :o will never have troble with people
who are filled with the power of the $oly (host, bt yo will have a lot of troble with people who
have the gifts and have no power# The Lord wants s to come behind in no gift, bt at the same time
$e wants s to be so filled with the $oly (host that it will be the $oly Spirit manifesting $imself
throgh the gifts# Where the glory of (od alone is desired, yo can loo) for every needed gift to be
made manifest# To glorify (od is better than to idoli&e gifts# We prefer the Spirit of (od to any giftB
bt we can loo) for the Trinity in manifestation, different gifts by the same Spirit, different
administrations bt the same Lord, diversities of operation bt the same (od wor)ing all in all# Can
yo conceive of what it will mean for or Trine (od to be manifesting $imself in $is flness in or
assemblies6
Watch that great locomotive boiler as it is filled with steam# :o can see the engine letting off
some of the steam as it remains stationary# It loo)s as thogh the whole thing might brst# :o can see
saints li)e that# They start to scream, bt that is not to edification# Bt when the locomotive moves on,
it serves the prpose for which it was bilt, and plls along mch traffic with it# It is wonderfl to be
filled with the power of the $oly (host, and for $im to serve $is own prposes throgh s# Throgh
or lips divine tterances flow, or hearts re8oice and or tonge is glad# It is an inward power
within which is manifested in otward e'pression# @ess Christ is glorified# 1s yor faith in $im is
/ic)ened, from within yo there will flow rivers of living water# The $oly Spirit will por throgh
yo li)e a great river of life and thosands will be blessed becase yo are a yielded channel throgh
whom the Spirit may flow#
O###if tho shalt confess with thy moth the Lord @ess, and shalt
believe in thine heart that (od hath raised him from the dead, tho
shalt be saved# Romans ;D+>
For T, T$IS .*4 Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that
$. 3I($T B. lord both of the dead and living# Romans ;?+>
MChrist @essN### hmbled himself, and became obedient nto death,
even the death of the cross# Wherefore (od also hath highly
e'alted him, and given him a name which is above every name+
That at the name of @ess every )nee shold bow### 1nd that every
tonge shold confess that @ess Christ is lord, to the glory of (od
the Father# 0hilippians <+H9;;
0blished in The 0entecostal .vangel
The (ifts of $ealing and the Wor)ing of 3iracles, 1gst ?, ;><J
(od has given s mch in these last days, and where mch is given mch will be re/ired#
The Lord has said to s,
: are the salt of the earth+ bt if the salt have lost his savor,e
wherewith shall it be salted6 it is thenceforth good for nothing, bt
to be cast ot, and to be trodden nderfoot of men# 3atthew A+;J
We see a thoght on the same line when or Lord @ess says,
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is
witheredB and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and
they are brned# @ohn ;A+I
,n the other hand $e tells s,
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in yo, ye shall as) what ye
will, and it shall be done nto yo# @ohn ;A+E
If we do not move on with the Lord these days, and do not wal) in the light of revealed trth,
we shall become as the savorless salt, as a withered branch# This one thing we mst do, forgetting
those things that are behind, the past failres and the past blessings, we mst reach forth for those
things which are before, and press toward the mar) for the pri&e of or high calling of (od in Christ
@ess C0hilippians J+;J,;?F#
For many years the Lord has been moving me on and )eeping me from spirital stagnation#
When I was in the Wesleyan 3ethodist Chrch I was sre I was saved and was sre I was all right#
The Lord said to me, !Come ot," and I came ot# When I was with the people )nown as the Brethren
I was sre I was all right now# Bt the Lord said, !Come ot#" Then I went into the Salvation 1rmy#
1t that time it was fll of life and there were revivals everywhere# Bt the Salvation 1rmy went into
natral things and the great revivals that they had in those early days ceased# The Lord said to me,
!Come ot," and I came ot# I have had to come ot three times since# I believe that this 0entecostal
revival that we are now in is the best thing that the Lord has on the earth today, and yet I believe that
(od has something ot of this that is going to be still better# (od has no se for any man who is not
hngering and thirsting for yet more of $imself and $is righteosness#
The Lord has told s to covet earnestly the best gifts, and we need to be covetos for those
that will bring $im most glory# We need to see the gifts of healing and the wor)ing of miracles in
operation today# Some say that it is necessary for s to have the gift of discernment in operation with
the gifts of healing, bt even apart from this gift I believe the $oly (host will have a divine
revelation for s as we deal with the sic)# 3ost people seem to have discernment, or thin) they have,
and if they wold trn it on themselves for twelve months they wold never want to discern again#
The gift of discernment is not criticism# I am satisfied that in 0entecostal circles today that or
paramont need is more perfect love#
0erfect love will never want the preeminence in everything, it will never want to ta)e the
place of another, it will always be willing to ta)e the bac) seat# If yo go to a convention there is
always someone who wants to give a message, who wants to be heard# If yo have a desire to go to a
convention yo shold have three things settled in yor mind# 4o I want to be heard6 4o I want to be
seen6 4o I want anything on the line of finances6 If I have these things in my heart, I have no right to
be there# The one thing that mst move s mst be the constraining love of (od to minister for $im# 1
preacher always loses ot when he gets his mind on finances# It is well for 0entecostal preachers to
avoid ma)ing mch of finances e'cept to stir p people to help or missionaries on financial lines# 1
preacher who gets big collections for the missionaries need never fear, the Lord will ta)e care of his
finances# 1 preacher shold not land at a place and say that (od had sent him# I am always fearfl
when I hear a man advertising this# If he is sent of (od, the saints will )now it# (od has $is plans for
$is servants and we mst so live in $is plans that $e will place s where $e wants s# If yo see)
nothing bt the will of (od, $e will always pt yo in the right place at the right time# I want yo to
see that the gifts of healing and the wor)ing of miracles are part of the Spirit-s plan and will come
forth in operation as we are wor)ing along that plan# I mst )now the movement of the Spirit, and the
voice of (od# I mst nderstand the will of (od if I am to see the gifts of the Spirit in operation#
The gifts of healing are so varied# :o may go and see ten people and every case is different#
I am never happier in the Lord than when I am in a bedroom with a sic) person# I have had more
revelations of the Lord-s presence when I have ministered to the sic) at their bedsides than at any
other time# It is as yor heart goes ot to the needy ones in deep compassion that the Lord manifests
$is presence# :o are able to locate their position# It is then that yo )now that yo mst be filled
with the Spirit to deal with the conditions before yo#
Where people are in sic)ness yo find fre/ently that they are dense abot Scriptre# They
sally )now three scriptres thogh# They )now abot 0al-s thorn in the flesh, and that 0al told
Timothy to ta)e a little wine for his stomach-s sa)e, and that 0al left someone sic) somewhereB they
forget his name, and don-t remember the name of the place, and don-t )now where the chapter is#
3ost people thin) they have a thorn in the flesh# The chief thing in dealing with a person who is sic)
is to locate their e'act position# 1s yo are ministering nder the Spirit-s power, the Lord will let yo
see 8st that which will be the most helpfl and the most faith9inspiring to them#
When I was in the plmbing bsiness I en8oyed praying for the sic)# 7rgent calls wold come
and I wold have no time to wash, and with my hands all blac) I wold preach to these sic) ones, my
heart all aglow with love# 1h, yo mst have yor heart in the thing when yo pray for the sic)# :o
have to get right to the bottom of the cancer with a divine compassion and then yo will see the gifts
of the Spirit in operation#
I was called at ;D o-cloc) one night to pray for a yong person given p by the doctor who
was dying of consmption# 1s I loo)ed, I saw that nless (od ndertoo) it was impossible for her to
live# I trned to the mother and said, !Well, 3other, yo will have to go to bed#" She said, !,h, I
have not had my clothes off for three wee)s#" I said to the daghters, !:o will have to go to bed,"
bt they did not want to go# It was the same with the son# I pt on my overcoat and said, !(oodbye,
I-m off#" They said, !,h, don-t leave s#" I said, !I can do nothing here#" They said, !,h, if yo will
stop, we will all go to bed#" I )new that (od wold move nothing in an atmosphere of mere natral
sympathy and nbelief#
They all went to bed and I stayed, and that was srely a time as I )nelt by that bed face to face
with death and with the devil# Bt (od can change the hardest sitation and ma)e yo )now that $e is
almighty# Then the fight came# It seemed as thogh the heavens were brass# I prayed from ;;+DD 0#3#
to J+JD in the morning# I saw the glimmering light on the face of the sfferer and saw her pass away#
The devil said, !*ow yo are done for# :o have come from Bradford and the girl has died on yor
hands#" I said, !It can-t be# (od did not send me here for nothing# This is a time to change strength#" I
remembered that passage which said, !###men oght always to pray, and not to faint" CL)e ;H+;F#
4eath had ta)en place bt I )new that my (od was all powerfl, and $e that had split the Red Sea is
8st the same today# It was a time when I wold not have !*o," and (od said !:es#" I loo)ed at the
window and at that moment the face of @ess appeared# It seemed as thogh a million rays of light
were coming from $is face# 1s $e loo)ed at the one who had 8st passed away, the color came bac)
to the face# She rolled over and fell asleep# Then I had a glorios time# In the morning she wo)e early,
pt on a dressing gown, and wal)ed to the piano# She started to play and to sing a wonderfl song#
The mother and the sister and the brother had all come down to listen# The Lord had nderta)en# 1
miracle had been wroght#
The Lord is calling s along this way# I am than)ing (od for difficlt cases# The Lord has
called s into heart nion with $imselfB $e wants $is bride to have one heart and one Spirit with
$im and to do what $e $imself loved to do# That case had to be a miracle# The lngs were gone, they
were 8st in shreds, bt the Lord restored lngs that were perfectly sond#
There is a frit of the Spirit that mst accompany the gift of healing and that is longsffering#
The man who is going throgh with (od to be sed in healing mst be a man of longsffering# $e mst
be always ready with a word of comfort# If the sic) one is in distress and helpless and does not see
everything eye to eye with yo, yo mst bear with them# ,r Lord @ess Christ was filled with
compassion and lived and moved in a place of longsffering, and we will have to get into this place if
we are to help needy ones#
There are some times when yo pray for the sic) and yo are apparently rogh# Bt yo are
not dealing with a person, yo are dealing with satanic forces that are binding the person# :or heart
is fll of love and compassion to all, bt yo are moved to a holy anger as yo see the place the devil
has ta)en in the body of the sic) one, and yo deal with his position with a real forceflness# ,ne day
a pet dog followed a lady ot of her hose and ran all rond her feet# She said to the dog, !3y dear, I
cannot have yo with me today#" The dog wagged its tail and made a big fss# She said, !(o home,
my dear#" Bt the dog did not go# 1t last she shoted roghly, !(o home," and off it went# Some
people deal with the devil li)e that# The devil can stand all the comfort yo li)e to give him# Cast him
ot5 :o are dealing not with the person, yo are dealing with the devil# 4emon power mst be
dislodged in the name of the Lord# :o are always right when yo dare to deal with sic)ness as with
the devil# 3ch sic)ness is cased by some miscondct, there is something wrong, there is some
neglect somewhere, and Satan has had a chance to get in# It is necessary to repent and confess where
yo have given place to the devil, and then he can be dealt with#
When yo deal with a cancer case, recogni&e that it is a living evil spirit that is destroying the
body# I had to pray for a woman in Los 1ngeles one time who was sffering with cancer, and as soon
as it was crsed it stopped bleeding# It was dead# The ne't thing that happened was that the natral
body pressed it ot, becase the natral body had no room for dead matter# It came ot li)e a great big
ball with tens of thosands of fibers# 1ll these fibers had been pressing into the flesh# These evil
powers move to get frther hold of the system, bt the moment they are destroyed their hold is gone#
@ess said to $is disciples that $e gave them power to loose and power to bind# It is or privilege in
the power of the $oly (host to loose the prisoners of Satan and to let the oppressed go free#
Ta)e yor position in the first epistle of @ohn and declare, !###greater is he that is in MmeN, than
he that is in the world" C; @ohn ?+?F# Then recogni&e that it is not yorself that has to deal with the
power of the devil, bt the (reater ,ne that is in yo# ,h, what it means to be filled with $im# :o
can do nothing of yorself, bt $e that is in yo will win the victory# :or being has become the
temple of the Spirit# :or moth, yor mind, yor whole being becomes e'ercised and wor)ed pon
by the Spirit of (od#
I was called to a certain town in *orway# The hall seated abot ;ADD people# When I got to
the place it was pac)ed, and hndreds were trying to get in# There were some policemen there# The
first thing I did was to preach to the people otside the bilding# Then I said to the policemen, !It
hrts me very mch that there are more people otside than inside and I feel I mst preach to the
people# I wold li)e yo to get me the mar)etplace to preach in#" They secred for me a great par)
and a big stand was erected and I was able to preach to thosands# 1fter the preaching, we had some
wonderfl cases of healing# ,ne man came a hndred miles bringing his food with him# $e had not
been passing anything throgh his stomach for over a month as he had a great cancer on his stomach#
$e was healed at that meeting, and opening his parcel, he began eating before all the people# There
was a yong woman there with a stiff hand# Instead of the mother ma)ing the child se her arm, she
had allowed the child to )eep the arm dormant ntil it was stiff, and she had grown p to be a yong
woman and was li)e the woman that was bowed down with the spirit of infirmity# 1s she stood
before me I crsed the spirit of infirmity in the name of @ess# It was instantly cast ot and the arm
was free# Then she waved it all over# 1t the close of the meeting the devil laid ot two people with
fits# When the devil is manifesting himself, then is the time to deal with him# Both of these people
were delivered, and when they stood p and than)ed and praised the Lord, what a wonderfl time we
had#
We need to wa)e p and be on the stretch to believe (od# Before (od cold bring me to this
place, $e has bro)en me a thosand times# I have wept, I have groaned# I have travailed many a night
ntil (od bro)e me# It seems to me that ntil (od has mowed yo down yo never can have this
longsffering for others# We can never have the gifts of healing and the wor)ing of miracles in
operation only as we stand in the divine power that (od gives s and we stand believing (od, and
having done all we still stand believing#
We have been seeing wonderfl miracles these last days and they are only a little of what we
are going to see# I believe that we are right on the threshold of wonderfl things, bt I want to
emphasi&e that all
these things will be throgh the power of the $oly (host# :o mst not thin) that these gifts
will fall pon yo li)e ripe cherries# There is a sense in which yo have to pay the price for
everything yo get# We mst be covetos for (od-s best gifts, and say 1men to any preparation the
Lord ta)es s throgh, in order that we may be hmble, seable vessels throgh whom $e $imself can
operate by means of the Spirit-s power#
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4eliverance to the Captives, ,ctober94ecember ;><J
,r precios Lord @ess has everything for everybody#
Forgiveness from sin, healing of diseases and the flness of the Spirit all come from one
sorce % from the Lord @ess Christ# $ear $im who is the same yesterday, today, and forever as $e
annonces the prpose for which $e came#
The Spirit of the Lord is pon me, becase he hath anointed me to
preach the gospel to the poorB he hath sent me to heal the
bro)enhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and
recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are
brised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord# L)e ?+;H,;>
@ess had been bapti&ed by @ohn in @ordan, and the $oly Spirit had descended in a bodily
shape li)e a dove pon $im# Being fll of the $oly (host, $e had been led by the Spirit into the
wilderness, there to come off more than con/eror over the archenemy# Then $e retrned in the
power of the Spirit to (alilee and preached in the synagoges, and at last $e came to $is old
hometown, *a&areth, where $e annonced $is mission in the words I have 8st /oted# For a brief
while $e ministered on the earth, and then gave $is life a ransom for all# Bt (od raised $im from
the dead# 1nd before $e went to the glory, $e told $is disciples that they shold receive the power
of the $oly (host pon them, too# Ths, throgh them, $is gracios ministry wold contine# This
power of the $oly (host was not only for a few apostles, bt even for them that are afar off, even as
many as the Lord or (od shold call C1cts <+J>F, even for s away down in this twentieth centry#
Some as), !Bt was not this power 8st for the privileged few in the first centry6" *o# Read the
3aster-s great commission as recorded by 3ar), and yo will see it is for them who believe#
1fter I had received the baptism of the $oly (host % and I )now that I received, for the Lord
gave me the Spirit in 8st the same way as $e gave $im to the disciples at @ersalem % I soght the
mind of the Lord as to why I was bapti&ed# ,ne day I came home from wor) and went into the hose
and my wife as)ed me, !Which way did yo come in6" I told her that I had come in at the bac) door#
She said, !There is a woman pstairs and she has broght an old man of eighty to be prayed for# $e is
raving p there, and a great crowd is otside the front door, ringing the doorbell and wanting to )now
what is going on in the hose#" The Lord /ietly whispered, !This is what I bapti&ed yo for#"
I careflly opened the door of the room where the man was, desiring to be obedient to what
my Lord wold say to me# The man was crying and shoting in distress, !I am lost5 I am lost5 I have
committed the npardonable sin# I am lost5 I am lost5" 3y wife said, !4ad, what shall we do6" The
Spirit of the Lord moved me to cry ot, !Come ot, tho lying spirit#" In a moment the evil spirit went,
and the man was free# 4eliverance to the captives5 1nd the Lord said to me, !This is what I bapti&ed
yo for#"
There is a place where (od, throgh the power of the $oly (host, reigns spreme in or
lives# The Spirit reveals, nfolds, ta)es of the things of Christ and shows them to s, and prepares s
to be more than a match for satanic forces#
When *icodems came to @ess he said,
# ##we )now that tho art a teacher come from (od+ for no man can
do these miracles that tho doest, e'cept (od be with him# @ess
answered and said to him, Lerily, verily, I say nto thee, .'cept a
man be born again, he cannot see the )ingdom of (od# @ohn J+<,J
*icodems was strc) by the miracles wroght, and @ess pointed ot the necessity of a
miracle being wroght with every man who wold see the )ingdom# When a man is born of (od, is
broght from dar)ness to light, a mighty miracle is wroght# @ess saw every toch by (od as a
miracle, and so we may e'pect to see miracles wroght today# It is wonderfl to have the Spirit of the
Lord pon s# I wold rather have the Spirit of (od on me for five mintes than to receive a million
dollars#
4o yo see how @ess mastered the devil in the wilderness6 $e )new $e was the Son of (od
and Satan came along with an !if#" $ow many times has Satan come along to yo this way6 $e says,
!1fter all, yo may be deceived# :o )now yo really are not a child of (od#" If the devil comes
along and says that yo are not saved, it is a pretty sre sign that yo are# When he comes and tells
yo that yo are not healed, it may be ta)en as good evidence that the Lord has sent $is Word and
healed yo C0salm ;DE+<DF# The devil )nows that if he can captre yor thoght life, he has won a
mighty victory over yo# $is great bsiness is in8ecting thoghts, bt if yo are pre and holy yo will
instantly shrin) from them# (od wants s to let the mind that was in Christ @ess, that pre, holy,
hmble mind of Christ, be in s#
I come across people everywhere I go who are held bond by deceptive conditions, and these
conditions have come abot simply becase they have allowed the devil to ma)e their minds the place
of his stronghold# $ow are we to gard against this6 The Lord has provided s with weapons that are
mighty throgh (od to the plling down of these strongholds of the enemy, and by means of which
every thoght shall be broght into captivity to the obedience of Christ C< Corinthians ;D+?,AF# The
blood of @ess Christ and $is mighty name are an antidote to all the sbtle seeds of nbelief that Satan
wold sow in yor minds#
In the first chapter of 1cts, we see that @ess gave commandment to the disciples that they
shold wait for the promise of the Father, and $e told them that not many days hence they wold be
bapti&ed with the $oly (host# L)e tells s that he had written his former treatise concerning all that
@ess began both to do and teach# The ministry of Christ did not end at the cross, bt the 1cts and the
epistles give s acconts of what $e contined to do and teach throgh those whom $e indwelt# 1nd
or blessed Lord @ess is still alive, and contines $is ministry throgh those who are filled with $is
Spirit# $e is still healing the bro)enhearted and delivering the captives throgh those on whom $e
places $is Spirit#
I was traveling one day in a railway train in Sweden# 1t one station there boarded the train an
old lady with her daghter# The old lady-s e'pression was so trobled that I en/ired what was the
matter with her# I heard that she was going to the hospital to have her leg ta)en off# She began to weep
as she told me that the doctors had said that there was no hope for her e'cept throgh having her leg
amptated# She was seventy years old# I said to my interpreter, !Tell her that @ess can heal her#" The
instant this was said to her, it was as thogh a veil was ta)en off her face, it became so light#
We stopped at another station and the carriage filled p with people# There was a rsh of men
to board that train and the devil said, !:o-re done#" Bt I )new I had the best proposition, for hard
things are always opportnities to get to the Lord more glory when $e manifests $is power# .very
trial is a blessing# There have been times when I have been pressed throgh circmstances and it
seemed as if a do&en road engines were going over me, bt I have fond that the hardest things are 8st
lifting places into the grace of (od# We have sch a lovely @ess# $e always proves $imself to be
sch a mighty 4eliverer# $e never fails to plan the best things for s#
The train began moving and I croched down, and in the name of @ess commanded the
disease to leave# The old lady cried, !I-m healedB I )now I-m healed#" She stamped her leg and said,
!I-m going to prove it#" So when we stopped at another station she marched p and down, and
shoted !I-m not going to the hospital#" ,nce again or wonderfl @ess had proven $imself a $ealer
of the bro)enhearted, a 4eliverer of one that was bond#
1t one time I was so bond that no hman power cold help me# 3y wife was loo)ing for me
to pass away# There was no help# 1t that time I had 8st had a faint glimpse of @ess as the $ealer#
For si' months I had been sffering from appendicitis, occasionally getting temporary relief# I went to
the mission, of which I was pastor, bt I was broght to the floor in awfl agony, and they broght me
home to my bed# 1ll night I was praying, pleading for deliverance, bt none came# 3y wife was sre
it was my home call, and sent for a physician# $e said that there was no possible chance for me % my
body was too wea)# $aving had the appendicitis for si' months, my whole system was drained, and,
becase of that, he thoght that it was too late for an operation# $e left my wife in a state of bro)en
heartedness#
1fter he left there came to or door a yong man and an old lady# I )new that she was a
woman of real prayer# They came pstairs to my room# This yong man 8mped on the bed and
commanded the evil spirit to come ot of me# $e shoted, !Come ot, yo devilB I command yo to
come ot in the name of @ess5" There was no chance for an argment, or for me to tell him that I
wold never believe that there was a devil inside of me# The thing had to go in the name of @ess, and
it went, and I was instantly healed#
I arose and dressed and went downstairs# I was still in the plmbing bsiness, and I as)ed my
wife, !Is there any wor) in6 I am all right now, and I am going to wor)#" I fond that there was a
certain 8ob to be done and I pic)ed p my tools and went off to do it# @st after I left the doctor came
in, pt his plg hat down in the hall, and wal)ed p to the bedroom# Bt the invalid was not there#
!Where is 3r# Wigglesworth6" he as)ed# !,h, doctor, he-s gone ot to wor)," said my wife# !:o-ll
never see him alive again," said the doctorB !they-ll bring him bac) a corpse#" Well, I-m the corpse#
Since that time the Lord has given me the privilege of praying for people with appendicitis in
many parts of the worldB and I have seen a great many people p and dressed within a /arter of an
hor from the time I prayed for them# We have a living Christ who is willing to meet people on every
line#
1bot eight years ago I met Brother =err, and he gave me a letter of introdction to a brother
in 2ion City named Coo)# I too) his letter to Brother Coo) and he said, !(od has sent yo here#" $e
gave me the addresses of si' people and as)ed me to go and pray for them and meet him again at ;<
o-cloc)# I got bac) at abot ;<+JD, and he told me abot a yong man who was to be married the
following 3onday# $is sweetheart was in 2ion City dying of appendicitis# I went to the hose and
fond that the physician had 8st been there and had prononced that there was no hope# The mother
was nearly distracted and was plling her hair and saying, !Is there no deliverance6" I said to her,
!Woman, believe (od, and yor daghter will be healed and be p and dressed in fifteen mintes#"
Bt the mother went on screaming#
They too) me into the bedroom, and I prayed for the girl and commanded the evil spirit to
depart in the name of @ess# She cried, !I am healed#" I said to her, !4o yo want me to believe that
yo are healed6 If yo are healed, get p#" She said, !:o get ot of the room, and I-ll get p#" In less
than ten mintes the doctor came in# $e wanted to )now what had happened# She said, !1 man came
in and prayed for me, and I-m healed#" The doctor pressed his finger right in the place that had been
so sore, and the girl neither moaned nor cried# $e said, !This is (od#" It made no difference whether
he ac)nowledged it or not, I )new that (od had wor)ed# ,r (od is real in saving and healing power
today# ,r @ess is 8st the same, yesterday, today, and forever C$ebrews ;J+HF# $e saves and heals
today 8st as of old, and $e wants to be yor Savior and yor $ealer#
,h, if yo wold only believe (od5 What wold happen6 The greatest things# Some have
never tasted the grace of (od, have never had the peace of (od# 7nbelief robs them of these
blessings# It is possible to hear and yet not conceive the trth# It is possible to read the Word and not
share in the life it brings# It is necessary for s to have the $oly (host to nfold the Word and bring to
s the life that is Christ# We can never flly nderstand the wonders of this redemption ntil we are
fll of the $oly (host#
I was once at an afternoon meeting# The Lord had been graciosly with s and many had been
healed by the power of (od# 3ost of the people had gone home and I was left alone, when I saw a
yong man who evidently was hanging bac) to have a word# I as)ed, !What do yo want6" $e said, !I
wonder if I cold as) yo to pray for me#" I said, !What-s the troble6" $e said, !Can-t yo smell6"
The yong fellow had gone into sin and was sffering the conse/ences# $e said, !I have been trned
ot of two hospitals# I am bro)en ot all over# I have abscesses all over me#" 1nd I cold see that he
had a bad brea)ing ot at the nose# $e said, !I heard yo preach, and cold not nderstand abot this
healing bsiness, and was wondering if there was any hope for me#"
I said to him, !4o yo )now @ess6" $e did not )now the first thing abot salvation, bt I said
to him, !Stand still#" I placed my hands on his head and then on his loins and crsed that terrible
disease in the name of @ess# $e cried ot, !I )now I-m healed# I can feel a warmth and a glow all
over me#" I said, !Who did it6" $e said, !:or prayers#" I said, !*o, it was @ess5" $e said, !Was it
$e6 ,h, @ess5 @ess5 @ess save me#" 1nd that yong man went away healed and saved# ,h, what a
mercifl (od we have5 What a wonderfl @ess is ors5
1re yo oppressed6 Cry ot to (od# It is always good for people to cry ot# :o may have to
cry ot# The $oly (host and the Word of (od will bring to light every hidden, nclean thing that mst
be revealed# There is always a place of deliverance when yo let (od search ot that which is
spoiling and marring yor life# That evil spirit that was in the man in the synagoges cried ot, !Let s
alone5" It was a singlar thing that that evil spirit never cried ot li)e that ntil @ess reb)ed the
thing, saying, !$old thy peace and come ot of him"B and the man was delivered# $e is 8st the same
@ess, e'posing the powers of evil, delivering the captives and letting the oppressed go free, prifying
them and cleansing their hearts# Those evil spirits that inhabited the man who had the legion did not
want to be sent to the pit to be tormented before their time, and so they cried ot to be sent into the
swine# $ell is sch an awfl place that even the demons hate the thoght of going there# $ow mch
more shold men see) to be saved from the pit6
(od is compassionate and says, !See) ye the Lord while he may be fond###" CIsaiah AA+IF#
1nd $e has frther stated, !For whosoever shall call pon the name of the Lord shall be saved"
CRomans ;D+;JF# See) $im now, call on $is name right now, and there is forgiveness, healing,
redemption, deliverance, and everything yo need for yo right here and now, and that which will
satisfy yo throghot eternity#
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=eeping The Lision, 4ecember I, ;><J
For nothing really matters if the Lord loves meB
1nd $e does, $e does#
For nothing really matters if the Lord loves meB
1nd $e does, $e does#
Read the twentieth chapter of the 1cts of the apostles, beginning at verse E#
.ncoragement6 It is filled with encoragement# 1s I was saying to a few gathered together
last night, this )ind of blessed ministry with sccess, where (od has pt $is hand pon s in sch a
way % I was describing to them, I met the same )ind of thing in Swit&erland where there were nine
chrches formed and another for being formed# I went bac) there and fond all the people praising
the Lord# @st as or brother tonight has as)ed these people to stand p who were healed throgh my
ministry, they rose p# The same thing happened % 8st the same, the people are being healed dring
my absence# There is the se/el % there is the power manifested# I told yo people when I was here
before, if this wor) ceased yo cold cont pon it that the mission had been Wigglesworth-sB if it
was of (od it wold not cease# $manity is the failre everywhere, bt when hmanity is filled with
(od-s divinity, there is no sch thing as failre, and we )now that the baptism of the $oly (host is
not a failre# There are two sides to the baptism of the $oly (host# The first condition is that yo
possess the baptism, the second condition is that the baptism possesses yo# This is my message
tonight, being possessed by the Bapti&er and not possessing the Bapti&er# The first has to be before the
second can be, and (od can ma)e the first to be tonight with these whom it has not been# (od can so
manifest $is divine power in this meeting that every sol in this meeting can possess, if they are
eligible, this blessed infilling of the baptism of the $oly (host# There is no limit to it, it has not to be
measred, it is withot measre, withot limit, becase it has (od behind it, in the midst of it, and
throgh it#
Ta)ing the epistles and reading them throgh, I wold say that (od is throgh all in this wor),
(od is nder all in this wor), and I believe that (od is over all in this wor), so I pray that the $oly
(host tonight is in the first meeting that we are having before we meet for a convention, I trst at
Christmas time#
I trst that this meeting shall be another witnessing, an inside witnessing of the Spirit-s power,
of the nction that is received, becase every person in this place mst see that they mst be filled
with the $oly (host# It is importantB nay, it is more than important, yo neglect it at yor peril# I see
people from time to time very slac), cold, and indifferent, and after they get filled with the $oly
(host they become abla&e for (od# I believe (od wants the same proportion with every sol in this
meeting, bt greater than that, becase we are in the =ingdom# @ohn was not in the =ingdom and yet he
was a bright and shining light, and when I read into this divine order of the Spirit, when I read into it,
and what I feel that (od wold have me read into it, is that ministers of (od are to be flames of fire,
nothing less than flames, nothing less than holy, mighty instrments with brning messages, with a
heart fll of love, with a depth of consecration, where (od has ta)en fll charge of the body and it
only e'ists that it may manifest the glory of (od# Srely this is the ideal and prpose of this great plan
of salvation for man, that we might be filled with all the flness of (odB ministers of life, standing in
cooperation, (od wor)ing mightily in s, proving and manifesting $is grace, and the instrmentality
of the saving power for hmanity, for this glorios baptism is to be a witness of @ess, and oh,
beloved, beloved, we mst reach the ideal identification with the 3aster# It is the same baptism, the
same power, with the same revelation of the =ing of )ings# (od mst fill s with this divine, glorios
prpose for (od, filled with (od, manifest sons of (od with power filling the earth#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !The Lord is the Life, the Trth, and the
manifestation of bringing into life, and power of sonship, bilt pon the Roc), the Roc) Christ @ess,
established with the trth of salvation, or heritage, for we have to go forth with ministry of life nto
life, and death nto death, for the $oly (host is that ministry#"
Beloved, I want s to trn to this wonderfl Word of (od tonight, I want yo to see the
e/ipment with power, I want yo to )eep yor minds fi'ed pon this fact, it will help yo, it will
establish yo# It will strengthen yo if yo carry into thoght tonight, this 0al who was !born ot of
de time," this 0al who was plc)ed as a brand from the brning, this 0al whom (od chose for an
apostle to the (entiles# I want yo to see him, first as a persector, mad to destroy those people who
were bringing glad tidings to the people# See how madly he rshed those people into the prisons,
made them blaspheme that $oly name, then see this man changed by the power of the Christ and the
(ospel of (od# See him filled, impersonated, divinely bilt for (od, filled with the $oly (host# :o
read the ninth chapter of 1cts, yo see how he was, as it were, called specially, bt in order to come
into line, to nderstand how he might be able to sccor, to help the needy, (od-s Son said to 1nanias,
!For I will shew him how great things he mst sffer for my name-s sa)e" C1cts >+;IF# Cooperated,
or copled p, 8oint nion, yo will find is the cp % two cps, the cp of sffering from heaven with
a baptism of fire# Brother, I don-t want yo to thin) I mean sffering with diseases, I mean sffering in
persection, with slander, with strife, with bitterness, with revilings, and with many other evil ways
of sffering, bt none of these things will hrt yo, bt they rather )indle a fire of holy ambition,
becase the scriptre says, !Blessed are they which are persected for righteosness- sa)e+ for theirs
is the )ingdom of heaven" C3atthew A+;DF# To be persected for Christ-s sa)e is to be 8oined p with
a blessed, blessed people, with those chosen to cry nder the altar, !$ow long6" ,h, to )now that we
may be cooperated with @ess on these lines+ if, may be, we sffer persection, re8oice in that day#
Beloved, (od wants witnesses, witnesses of trth, witnesses to the fll trth, witnesses to the flness
of redemption, witnesses to the deliverance from sin, from disease, the power of sin and disease,
witnesses that can claim their territory, becase of the eternal power wor)ing in them, eternal life
beatiflly, gloriosly filling the body, till the body is filled with life of the Spirit# (od wants s to
believe that we may be ministers of that )ind, of glorios facts wroght in s by the $oly (host#
Loo) at the position# I want yo to )eep this in mind tonight# I beseeched the Lord that I shold
spea) to yo people# I )new I wold be spea)ing to people bapti&ed by the $oly (host, I )new I
wold be spea)ing to people in this meeting who are hngering to be filled with the $oly (host and I
)new that I wold be preaching tonight to a needy people, and if yo notice, this blessed (ospel that
we have got tonight, deals with so many things# Let s trn to the first, it will help s# See how 0al
was lost in the &eal of his ministry, and see how the people % those disciples % gathered together on
the first day of the wee) to brea) bread, see their need for brea)ing bread# 1s they were gathered
together they were caght p with the ministry#
In Swit&erland the people said to me, !$ow long can yo preach to s6" I said, !When the
$oly (host is pon s we can preach forever5" If it was man-s ability, and college training, we may
be crac)9brained before we began the piece, bt if it is the $oly (host ministry, we shall be ripe
throgh and throgh, all sondly ringing, as sond as a bell which has no flaw in it# It will be the $oly
(host at the first, in the middle, and at the end# I want to )now nothing amongst the preaching, and the
preaching to )now nothing save, !Ths saith the Lord#" The preaching of @ess, that blessed
incarnation, that glorios loosing of the bondage, that blessed power that liberates from sin and the
powers of dar)ness, that glorios salvation that saves yo from death to life, and from the power of
Satan to (od# I see that 0al was lost in this glorios theme# In the middle it seems that a yong man
was too drowsy to be wa)ened p to the circmstances, and down he got, lower and lower, till he
toppled over# I have often offered a pond note to anyone who fell asleep in my meetings % yo have
got the chance if yo want it#
For nothing really matters if the Lord loves me,
1nd $e does, $e does#
I want yo to notice in this meeting that he went on from evening to midnight, and night in the
midst of it, this thing happened# If yo trn to 0hilippians yo will see a wonderfl trth there# I may
give yo a message on it some night# If yo notice there is a wonderfl word there where 0al says,
!###I might attain nto the resrrection###" C0hilippians J+;;F# $ear the word spo)en to 3artha and
3ary % that wonderfl saying where $e said nto them, !I am the resrrection, and the life" C@ohn
;;+<AF# $ere is 0al desiring to attain nto it, and it is remar)able evidence to me that yo never
attain to anything till opportnity comes, and on the activity of faith yo will find that (od will bring
so many things before yor notice that yo will have no time to thin) over it, and yo 8mp into it and
bring athority by the power of the Spirit# If yo too) time to thin), yo wold miss the case# I was in
San Francisco % the first place after I left here % and driving down the main street one day, came
across a grop in the street, so the driver stopped and I 8mped ot of the car, and rshed across to
where the tmlt was# I fond, as I bro)e the crowd, a body laid on the grond apparently in a
tremendos sei&re of death# I got down and as)ed, !What is amiss6" $e replied in a whisper,
!Cramp#" I pt my hand nderneath his bac) and said, !Come ot in the name of @ess," and the boy
8mped p and ran away, and never even said, !Than) yo#" CLaghterF
So yo will find ot that with the baptism of the $oly (host yo will be in a position where
yo mst act, becase yo have no time to thin)# The $oly (host wor)s on the power of divine origin#
It is the spernatral, (od filling till it becomes an emancipation power by the athority of
almightiness, and it sees things come to pass that cold not come to pass in any other way# I had the
same things happen on the ship as I came across# I want to come to 0al-s position % midnight, death
comes throgh a fall from a window# The first thing yo notice he does is the most absrd thing to do,
and yet it is the most practical thing to do in the $oly (host % he fell on him# :es, fell pon him and
embraced him, and left him alive % some wold say he fell on him and crshed life into him and
broght him bac)# It is activity by almightiness, so we mst see that the power of the $oly (host in
any meeting can bring divine operation till we have reali&ed we are in the presence of (od#
I want yo to nderstand in these meetings we have % in this meeting tonight % that it is a
meeting in the $oly (host# It is a meeting where all can be saved in the meeting, it is a meeting where
all can be healed in the meeting, it is a meeting where the power of the resrrection of @ess Christ is
made manifest, it is a meeting where we see noght of things, bt we see @ess and we are here for the
importance of impressing on yo tonight that this same @ess is in the midst % this same @ess#
I wish every meeting was a brea)ing of bread service % I wold not mind if it was scriptral#
I wold love to see every meeting, the saints gather together that they may remember $is death, $is
resrrection, and $is ascension# ,h, what a thoght that @ess $imself institted this glorios
presence for s# ,h, that (od tonight wold let s see that it is !as oft" as ye do it# It is not wee)ly,
not monthly, not /arterly, bt !as oft as ye do it," and in remembrance of $im# What a blessed
remembrance it is tonight to )now that $e too) or sins, what a blessed remembrance to me to )now
that $e too) my sins, what a blessed remembrance to me that $e too) my diseases, what a blessed
remembrance it is tonight to )now that $e ever liveth to ma)e intercession for the saints % not for
sinners# $e has left s to do that# !I pray not for the world, bt I pray for yo#" $e has left s to pray
for the world# $e is there interceding for s to )eep right, holy, ready, mighty, filled with $imself that
we might bring the fragrance of heaven to the world-s needs# Can we do it6 :es, we can, we can do
it#
I retrn to my thoght, let me read yo this# 3y heart is filled with the possibility of coming
into this place where 0al was# I thin) I will read 8st one or two verses that we might get or minds
perfectly fortified with this blessed trth that (od has for s#
1cts <D+;> % !Serving the Lord with all hmility of mind####" There is none of s CI believe it
is best to say !s"F going to be able to be ministers of this new covenant of promise in the nction or
power of the $oly (host withot hmility# It seems to me that the way to get p is to get down# It is
clear to me that if the dying of the Lord be in me, in the measre the death of the Lord is in me, the life
of the Lord shall abond in me, and to me trly, the baptism of the $oly (host is not a goal, it is an
inflow to reach the highest level, the holiest position that it is possible for hman natre to reach# The
baptism of the $oly (host comes to reveal $im Who is filled with all the flness of (od, so I see to
be bapti&ed with the $oly (host is to be bapti&ed into death, into life, into power, into fellowship
with Trinity, where we cease to be and (od ta)es s forever# *o man can live after seeing (od, and
(od wants s all to see $im % when we shall live no more# 0al said, !*ow I )now that I live not,
bt another liveth" and I believe that (od wants to so pt $is hand pon s tonight that we may reach
ideal definitions of hmility, ideals of hman helplessness, ideals of hman insfficiency, till we shall
rest no more pon hman plans, bt have (od-s thoghts, (od-s voice, and (od the $oly (host to
spea) to s#
*ow here is a word for s, let s read it#
1cts <D+<< % !1nd now, behold, I go bond in the spirit####" There is the Word# Is that a
possibility6 Is there a possibility for the hman to come so into the divine will of (od6
Let me give yo two verses of Scriptre# @ess was a man, flesh and blood li)e orselves,
while $e was incarnation of divine athority and power and ma8esty of the glory of heaven, bt still
bore abot in $is body or flesh, or hman wea)nesses, tempted in all points li)e as we are and yet
withot sin# $e was so lovely, sch a perfect Savior % ,h, that I cold shot !@ess" tonight in sch
a way that the world wold hear# There is salvation, life, power, and deliverance throgh that name,
bt beloved, I see that body, in 3ar) was driven by the Spirit, in the forth chapter of L)e, !led" by
the Spirit, and here comes 0al !bond" in the Spirit#
,h, what an ideal condescension of heaven that (od shold lay hold of hmanity and possess
him so with $is holiness, with $is righteosness, with $is trth, with $is faith, that he cold say, !I
am bond, I have no choice" % the only choice is for (od# The only desire, ambition, is (od-s % I
am bond with (od# Is it possible, beloved6
If yo loo) into (alatians, first chapter, yo will see how wonderflly he rose into this state
of bliss# If yo loo) at the third chapter of .phesians, yo see how he became less than the least of all
saints# If yo loo) at the twenty9si'th chapter of the 1cts of the apostles yo will hear him say this, !I
have never lost the vision, =ing 1grippa, I have never lost it#" If yo loo) in (alatians yo will see
that in order to )eep the vision he yielded not to flesh and blood, and (od laid hold of him, (od
bond him, (od preserved him# I oght to say, however, that it is a wonderfl position to be
preserved by almightiness, and we oght to see to it in or Christian e'perience that we leave
orselves to (od, the conse/ences will be all right# $e that see)eth to save his life shall lose it, bt
he that shall lose his life for 3y sa)e shall )eep it nto the end# :o say, what is it % bond by
almightiness, preserved with infiniteness# There is no end to its resorces, it reaches right into glory,
it never finishes on earth % no clima' with hman arrangements# (od lays hold of a man in the
baptism of the $oly (host as he yields himself to (od, till he may be ta)en whoever is left# 4o yo
believe it6 There is a possibility of being ta)en and yet left % ta)en charge of by (od and left in the
world to carry it ot# That is one of (od-s possibilities for hmanity, to be so ta)en over by the
power of (od, and left in the world to be the salt % in sch a way as the Scriptre gives#
*ow, beloved, I am ot for men, it is my bsiness to be ot for men, it is my bsiness to ma)e
everybody hngry, dissatisfied, it is my bsiness to ma)e people either mad or glad# I mst have every
man filled with the $oly (host, mst have a message from heaven that will not leave people as I
fond them# Something mst happen if we are filled with the $oly (host, something mst happen at
every place# 3en mst )now that a man filled with the $oly (host is no longer a man# I told yo when
I was here last year that (od has no room for ordinary men# 1 man can be swept by the power of (od
in his first stage of revelation of Christ, and from that moment has to be an e'traordinary man, bt to
be filled with the $oly (host he has to become a free, free body for (od to dwell in, and no man can
have Trinity abiding in him and be as he was before, so I appeal to yo tonight, yo people who have
been filled with the $oly (host, I appeal to yo whatever is the cost, let (od have $is way, and I
appeal to yo people who have got to move on, who cannot rest till (od does something for yo, I
appeal to yo as I cold never have appealed to yo withot (od had been spea)ing to me since I left
this place# (od has been spea)ing to me % let me tell yo what $e has been saying to me# (od has
been revealing to me that any man if he does not sin, if he remains in the same place for a wee) he is a
bac)slider# :o say, !$ow is it possible6" Becase of (od-s revelation for the man who will 8mp
in#
Two days the same wold almost be that yo had lost the vision# The child of (od mst have
a fresh vision every day, the child of (od mst be more active by the $oly (host every day# The
child of (od mst come into line with the power of heaven, where $e )nows that (od has pt $is
hand pon him#
I )now the Lord, I )now the Lord,
I )now the Lord has laid $is hand on me,
$e filled me with the $oly (host#
$ow do I )now6 ,h, the Spirit spo)e throgh me#
I )now the Lord has laid $is hand on me,
I )now the Lord has laid $is hand on me % (lory#
$e healed the sic), and $e raised the dead,
I )now the Lord has laid $is hand on me#
It is the same @ess, it is the very same @ess# $e went abot doing good % (od anointed
$im, $e went abot doing good, casting ot evil spirits, for (od was with $im# Beloved, is not that
the ministry that (od wold have s see we become heir to6 Why6 Becase the $oly (host has to
bring s a revelation of @ess, and the prpose of the $oly (host filling or bodies is to give s a
revelation of @ess, and to ma)e the Word of (od 8st the same life as was given by the Son, as new,
as fresh, as effective, and 8st so as if the Lord $imself were spea)ing# I wonder how many there are
of the bride in the meeting6 The bride loves to hear the Bridegroom-s voice5 $ere it is, the blessed
Word of (od, the whole Word, not part of it, *o, *o, *o5 We believe in the whole thing# We really
have sch an effectiveness wor)ed in s by the Word of life, that day by day we are finding ot that
the Word itself giveth life, and so the Spirit of the Lord breathing throgh, revealing by, giving so
fresh to s, ma)es the whole Word alive today C1menF# So I have within my hands, within my heart,
within my mind, this blessed reservoir of promises that is able to do so many marvelos things in this
meeting# *ow that is all I need to say apart from this, I believe that the Lord wold deliver some of
the people in this meeting tonight# Some of yo people have most li)ely been sffering becase yo
have a limited revelation of @ess, a limited revelation of the flness of @ess, and there may be some
in this meeting who need to be delivered# I can see tonight that we are srronded in a great way
differently from other places, by faith# *evertheless, the Lord has been wonderflly manifesting
$imself# Since I left yo last year I have seen wonderfl things, (od has indeed been manifesting
$imself#
I mst tell yo one of those cases which is worth telling in this meeting# In ,a)land, near San
Francisco, I had a theater# I want to tell yo, to the glory of (od only, that ,a)land was in a very
serios state, there was very little 0entecostal wor) there, and so a large theater was ta)en, and (od
wroght specially there in filling the place till we had to have overflow meetings# In these meetings
we had a rising tide of people getting saved in the meetings by rising p volntarily, p and down the
place, and getting saved the moment they rose, and then we had a rising tide of people who needed
help in their bodies, rising p in faith and being healed# ,ne of them was an old man >A years of age,
he had been sffering three years gradally till he got to a place that for three wee)s he was ta)ing
li/ids, he was in a terrible state, bt this man was different from the others, and I got him to stand
while I prayed for him, and he came bac) and told s with sch a radiant face that new life had come
into his body# $e said, !I am >A years old, when I came into the meeting I was fll of pain with
cancer in the stomach, and have been so healed that I have been eating perfectly, and have no pain#"
Lots of people in a similar way were healed#
I believe that (od tonight, wold have me help some of yo people in the midst of this
meeting# I want a manifestation to the glory of (od# 1nybody in this meeting who has pain in the head,
in the feet, sholders, legs, if yo want deliverance rise p and I will pray for yo, and yo will find
that (od will so manifest $is power that yo will go ot of this meeting free# If there is anyone in this
meeting, in pain, from the head to the feet, anywhere, if yo will rise I will pray for yo and the Lord
will deliver yo# I hope yo are e'pecting big things#
C1 lady with rhematism in the left leg rose, and after being prayed for, ran the fll length of
hall several times, then testified to partial healing# 1 yong man with pain in the head was instantly
healed# 1nother man with pain in the sholder, was also instantly healed#F
If yo loo) in the second chapter of 1cts yo will find that the $oly (host came and there was
a manifestation of the divine power of (od, and drn) as they seemed to be, there was sch a
manifestation that it broght conviction as the Word was spo)en in the $oly (host#
In the third chapter of 1cts, we see there a man was healed at the Beatifl (ate, throgh the
power of the Spirit, as we see that it was so mch so a miraclos, wonderfl, evidence by the power
of the Spirit that A,DDD men, women, and don-t )now how many children saved by the power of (od#
(od ma)es a manifestation of $is divine power, beloved, to prove that (od is with s#
*ow, how many wold li)e to give their hearts to (od tonight6 $ow many wold li)e to be
saved6
3essage given in Wellington, *ew 2ealand
The 4iscerning of Spirits, 4ecember H, ;><J
To another discerning of spirits###" C; Corinthians ;<+;DF#
There is a vast difference between natral discernment and spirital# When it comes to natral
discernment yo will find many people loaded with it, and they can see so many falts in others# To
sch the words of Christ in the si'th chapter of L)e srely apply,
###why beholdest tho the mote that is in thy brothers eye, bt
perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye6 L)e I+?;
If yo want to manifest natral discernment, focs the same on yorself for at least twelve
months and yo will see so many falts in yorself that yo will never want to fss abot the falts of
another# In the si'th chapter of Isaiah we read of the prophet being in the presence of (od and he
fond that even his lips were nclean and everything was nclean# Bt praise (od, there is the same
live coal for s today, the baptism of fire, the perfecting of the heart, the prifying of the mind, the
regeneration of the spirit# $ow important it is that the fire of (od shall toch or tonges# In ; @ohn
?+; we are told,
Beloved, believe not every spirit, bt try the spirits whether they
are of (od####
We are frther told, !1nd every spirit that confesseth not that @ess Christ is come in the flesh
is not of (od+ and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it shold comeB and even
now already is it in the world" Cv# JF# From time to time as I have seen a person nder a power of
evil, or having a fit, I have said to the power of evil, or satanic force that is within the possessed
person, !4id @ess Christ come in the flesh6" and straightway they have answered, !*o#" They either
say, !*o," or hold their tonges, refsing altogether to ac)nowledge that the Lord @ess Christ came
in the flesh# It is then, remembering that frther statement of @ohn-s, !###greater is he that is in yo, than
he that is in the world," C; @ohn ?+?F that yo can in the name of the
Lord @ess Christ deal with the evil powers and command them to come ot# We as
0entecostal people mst )now the tactics of the evil one and mst be able to displace and dislodge
him from his position#
I was preaching in 4oncaster, .ngland, at one time on the line of faith and a nmber of people
were delivered# There was a man present who was greatly interested and moved by what he saw# $e
was sffering himself with a stiff )nee and had yards and yards of flannel wond arond it# 1fter he
got home he said to his wife, !I have ta)en in Wigglesworth-s message and now I am going to act on it
and get deliverance# Wife, I want yo to be the adience#" $e too) hold of his )nee and said, !Come
ot, yo devil, in the name of @ess#" Then he said, !It is all right, wife#" $e too) the yards and yards
of flannel off and fond he was all right withot the bandage# The ne't night he went to the little
primitive 3ethodist chrch where he worshiped# There were a lot of yong people who were in bad
plight there and @ac) had a tremendos bsiness delivering his friends throgh the name of @ess# $e
had been given to see that a great many ills to which flesh is heir are nothing else bt the operation of
the enemy, bt his faith had risen and he saw that in the name of @ess there was a power that was
more than a match for the enemy#
I arrived one night at (ottenberg in Sweden and was as)ed to hold a meeting there# In the
midst of the meeting a man fell fll length in the doorway# The evil spirit threw him down,
manifesting itself and distrbing the whole meeting# I rshed to the door and laid hold of this man and
cried ot to the evil spirit within him, !Come ot, yo devil5 In the name of @ess we cast yo ot as
an evil spirit#" I lifted him p and said, !Stand on yor feet and wal) in the name of @ess#" I don-t
)now whether anybody in the meeting nderstood me e'cept the interpreter, bt the devils )new what
I said# I tal)ed in .nglish, bt these devils in Sweden cleared ot# 1 similar thing happened in
Christiania#
The devil will endeavor to fascinate throgh the eyes and throgh the mind# 1t one time there
was broght to me a beatifl yong woman who had been fascinated with some preacher, and 8st
becase he had not given her satisfaction on the line of cortship and marriage, the devil too)
advantage and made her fanatical and mad# They broght her <AD miles in that condition# She had
previosly received the baptism in the Spirit# :o as), !Is there any place for the enemy in one that
has been bapti&ed in the $oly (host6" ,r only safety is in going on with (od and in being constantly
being filled with the $oly (host# :o mst not forget 4emas# $e mst have been bapti&ed with the
$oly (host for he appears to have been a right9hand wor)er with 0al, bt the enemy got him to the
place where he loved this present world and he dropped off# When they broght this yong woman to
me, the evil power was immediately discerned and immediately I cast the thing ot in the name of
@ess# It was a great 8oy to present her before all the people in her right mind again# There is a life of
perfect deliverance, and this is where (od wants yo to be# If I find my peace is distrbed on any
line, I )now it is the enemy who is trying to wor)# $ow do I )now this6 Becase the Lord has
promised to )eep yor mind in perfect peace when it is stayed on $im CIsaiah <I+JF# 0al tells s to
present or bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable nto (od, which is or reasonable service# The
$oly Spirit breathes throgh him,
1nd be not conformed to this world+ bt be ye transformed by the
renewing of yor mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of (od# Romans ;<+<
$e frther tells s in 0hilippians ?,
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are tre, whatsoever things
are honest, whatsoever things are 8st, whatsoever things are pre,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of Dood
reportB if there be any virte, and if there be any praise, thin) on
these things# 0hilippians ?+H
1s we thin) abot that which is pre, we become pre# 1s we thin) abot what which is holy,
we become holy# 1nd as we thin) abot or Lord @ess Christ, we become li)e $im# We are changed
into the li)eness of the ob8ect on which or ga&e is fi'ed#
To discern spirits we mst dwell with $im who is holy, and $e will give the revelation and
nveil the mas) of satanic power on all lines# In 1stralia I went to one place where there were
disrpted and bro)en homes# The people were so delded by the evil power of Satan that men had left
their wives, and wives had left their hsbands, and had gotten into spirital affinity with one another#
That is the devil5 3ay (od deliver s from sch evils in these days# There is no one better than the
companion (od has given yo# I have seen so many bro)en hearts and so many homes that have been
wrec)ed# We need a real revelation of these evil sedcing spirits which come in and fascinate by the
eye and destroy lives, and bring the wor) of (od into disrepte# Bt there is always flesh behind it# It
is never cleanB it is nholy, impre, satanic, devilish, and hell is behind it# If the enemy comes in to
tempt yo on any line li)e this, I beseech yo to loo) instantly to the Lord @ess# $e can deliver yo
from any sch satanic power# :o mst be separated on all lines if yo are going to have faith#
The $oly (host will give s this gift of discerning of spirits if we desire it so that we may
perceive by revelation this evil power which comes in to destroy# We can reach ot and get this
nction of the Spirit that will reveal these things nto s#
:o will have people come to meetings who are spiritists# :o mst be able to deal with
spiritist conditions# :o can so deal with them that they will not have any power in the meetings# If
yo ever have Theosophists or Christian Scientists, yo mst be able to discern them and settle them#
*ever play with themB always clear them ot# They are better with their own company always, nless
they are willing to be delivered from the delsion they are in# Remember the warning of the Lord
@ess, !The thief cometh not, bt for to steal, and to )ill, and to destroy###" C@ohn ;D+;DF#
Before Satan can bring his evil spirits, there has to be an open door# $ear what the Scriptres
say, !###that wic)ed one tocheth him not" C; @ohn A+;HF# !The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil+
he shall preserve thy sol" C0salm ;<;+EF# $ow does Satan get an opening6 When the saint ceases to
see) after holiness, prity, righteosness, trthB when he ceases to pray, stops reading the Word and
gives way to carnal appetites# Then it is that Satan comes# So often sic)ness comes as a reslt of
disobedience# 4avid said, !Before I was afflicted I went astray###" C0salm ;;>+IEF# See) the Lord
and $e will sanctify every thoght, every act, till yor whole being is abla&e with holy prity and
yor one desire will be for $im who has created yo in holiness# ,h, this holiness5 Can we be made
pre6 We
can# .very inbred sin mst go# (od can cleanse away every evil thoght# Can we have a
hatred for sin and a love for righteosness6 :es, (od will create within thee a pre heart# $e will
ta)e away the stony heart ot of the flesh# $e will sprin)le thee with clean water and tho shalt be
cleansed from all thy filthiness# When will $e do it6 When yo see) $im for sch inward prity#
0blished in The 0entecostal .vangel
4ivine Life Brings 4ivine $ealth, ;><A
3ar) ; 9 See from this Scriptre how @ess was /ic)ned by the power of the Spirit of (od,
and how $e was driven of the Spirit into the wilderness, and how @ohn also was so filled with the
Spirit of (od that he had a !cry" within him, and the cry moved all IsraelB showing that when (od
gets hold of a man in the Spirit he can have a new !cry" % something that shold be in (od-s order#
Be Filled With (od
1 man may cry for fifty years withot the Spirit of the Lord, and the more he cries the less
notice people wold ta)e of itB bt if he were filled with the $oly (host and cried once, the people
wold feel the effects of itB so there is a necessity for every one of s to be filled with (od# It is not
sfficient to have 8st a !toch," or to be filled with a !desire#" There is only one thing that will meet
the needs of the people, and that is for yo to be immersed in the life of (od % (od ta)ing yo, and
ma)ing yo so filled with $is Spirit, till yo live right in (odB so that whether yo eat or drin), or
whatever yo do, it may be all for the glory of (od, and in that place yo will find that all yor
strength and all yor mind and all yor sol are filled with a &eal, not only for worship, bt for
proclamationB proclamation accompanied by all the power of (od, which mst move satanic power,
distrb the world, and ma)e it feel pset#
The reason the world is not seeing @ess is becase Christian people are not filled with @ess#
They are satisfied with wee)ly meetings, and occasionally reading the Bible, and sometimes praying#
Beloved, if (od lays hold of yo by the Spirit, yo will find that there is an end of everything and a
beginning of (od, so that yor whole body becomes seasoned with a divine li)eness of (od# $e has
begn not only to se yo, bt $e has ta)en yo in hand, so that yo might be a vessel nto honor# 1nd
or lives are not to be for orselves, for if we live nto orselves we shall dieB bt if we, throgh the
Spirit, do mortify the deeds of the body, we shall live# In this place we are sb8ect to the powers of
(odB bt he that liveth to himself shall die# The man in the former place lives a life of freedom and
8oy and blessing and service, and a life which brings blessing to others# (od wold have s to see
that we mst live in the Spirit#
In this Scriptre, we have two important factors in the Spirit# ,ne is @ess filled with the $oly
(host, driven by the Spirit-s power, and the other is @ohn the Baptist, who was so filled with the
Spirit of (od that his one aim was to go ot preaching# We find him in the wilderness# What a strange
place to be in5 Beloved, it was /ite natral for @ess after $e had served a whole day amongst the
mltitdes to want to go to $is Father and pray all night# Why6 $e wanted a sorce of strength and
power, and an association with $is Father which wold bring everything else to a place of
sbmissionB and when @ess came from the montain after commnion with $is Father, and after being
clothed with $is $oly presence and Spirit, when $e met the demon power it had to go ot# When $e
met sic)ness, it had to leave# $e came from the montain with power to meet the needs of the people,
whatever they were# I do not )now what yor state of grace is % whether yo are saved or notB bt it
is an awfl thing for me to see people, who profess to be Christian, lifeless and powerless, and in a
place where their lives are so parallel with the world-s that it is difficlt to discriminate which place
they are in, whether in the flesh or in the Spirit# 3any people live in the place which is described to
s by 0al in Romans E+<A+
###with the mind I myself serve the law of (odB bt with the flesh
the law of sin#
That is the place where sin is in the ascendancy, bt when the power of (od comes to yo, it
is to separate yo from yorself#
I want to tal) till yo are sha)en and distrbed, and see where yo are# If I can get yo to
search the Scriptres after I leave this place and see if I have been preaching according to the Word
of (od, then I shall be pleased# Wa)e p to see that the Scriptres have life for yo % they have
liberty and freedom, and nothing less than to ma)e yo sons of (od, free in the $oly (host#
*ow @ess came to bring s bac) what was forfeited in the (arden# 1dam and .ve were there
% free from sin and disease and first sin came, then disease, and then death came after, and people
want to say it is not so5 Bt I tell yo, !(et the devil ot of yo, and yo will have a different body#
(et disease ot, and yo will get the devil ot#"
@ess reb)ed sic)ness, and it went, and so this morning, I want to bring yo to a place where
yo will see that yo are healed# :o mst give (od yor life+ yo mst see that sic)ness has to go
and (od has to come inB that yor lives have to be clean, and (od will )eep yo holyB that yo have to
wal) before (od, and $e will ma)e yo perfect, for (od says, !Withot holiness no man shall see
$im," and as we wal) in the light, as $e is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the
blood of @ess Christ, (od-s Son, cleanseth s from all sin#
From Bondage To Lictory
I want to say to yo believers that there is a very blessed place for yo to attain to, and the
place where (od wants yo is a place of victory# When the Spirit of the Lord comes into yor life it
mst be victory# The disciples, before they received the $oly (host, were always in bondage# @ess
said to them one day, 8st before the crcifi'ion, !,ne of yo shall betray 3e," and they were so
conscios of their inability and their hman depravity and helplessness that they said one to another,
!Is it I6" 1nd then 0eter was ashamed that he had ta)en that stand, and he rose p and said, !Thogh
all men deny Thee, yet will not I#" 1nd li)ewise the others rose and declared that neither wold theyB
bt they % every one % did leave $im#
Bt, beloved, after they received the power of the indcement of the $oly (host pon them, if
yo remember, they were made li)e lions to meet any difficlty# They were made to stand any test,
and these men that failed before the crcifi'ion, when the power of (od fell pon them in the pper
room, they came ot in front of all those people who were gathered together and accsed them of
crcifying the Lord of glory# They were bold# What had made them so6 I will tell yo# 0rity is bold#
Ta)e, for instance, a little child# It will ga&e straight into yor eyes for as long as yo li)e, withot
win)ing once# The more pre, the more boldB and I tell yo, (od wants to bring s into that divine
prity of heart and life % that holy boldness# *ot officiosnessB not swelled9headinessB not self9
righteosnessB bt a pre, holy, divine appointment by ,ne Who will come in and live with yo,
defying the powers of Satan, and standing yo in a place of victory % overcoming the world# :o
never inherited that from the flesh# That is a gift of (od, by the Spirit, to all who obey# 1nd so, none
can say they wish they were overcomers, bt that they have failed and failed ntil they have no hope#
Brother, (od can ma)e yo an overcomer# When the Spirit of (od comes into yor body $e will
transform yo, $e will /ic)en yo# ,h, there is a life in the Spirit which ma)es yo free from the
law of sin and death, and there is an adacity abot it % also, there is a personality abot it# It is the
personality of the 4eity# It is (od in yo#
I tell yo this morning that (od is able to so transform and change and bring yo into order by
the Spirit that yo can become a new creation after (od-s order# There is no sch thing as defeat for
the believer# Withot the cross, withot Christ-s righteosness, withot the new birth, withot the
indwelling Christ, withot this divine incoming of (od, I see myself a failre# Bt (od, the $oly
(host, can come in and ta)e or place till we are renewed in righteosness % made the children of
(od# *ay, verily, the sons of (od#
4o yo thin) that (od wold ma)e yo to be a failre6 (od has never made man to be a
failre# $e made man to be a !son"B to wal) abot the earth in powerB and so when I loo) at yo I
)now that there is a capability that can be pt into yo which has the capacity of controlling and
bringing everything into sb8ection# :es, there is the capacity of the power of Christ to dwell in yo,
to bring every evil thing nder yo till yo can pt yor feet pon it, and be master over the flesh and
the devilB till within yo there is nothing rises e'cept that which will magnify and glorify the LordB
and this morning (od wants me to show yo these disciples, who were so frail, li)e yo and me, that
we, too, may now be filled with (od, and become pioneers of this wonderfl trth I am preaching#
$ere we see 0eter frail, helpless, and, at every trn of the tide, a failre# 1nd (od filled that man
with the Spirit of $is righteosness, till he went p and down, bold as a lion, and when he came to
death % even crcifi'ion % he conted himself nworthy of being crcified li)e his Lord, and as)ed
that his mrderers wold pt him head downwards on the tree# There was a deep sbmissiveness, and
a power that was greater than all flesh# 0eter had changed into the power of (od#
The Scriptres do not tell two stories# They tell the trth# I want yo to )now the trth, and the
trth will set yo free# What is trth6 @ess said, !I am the Way, the Trth, and the Life#" !$e that
believeth on me, as the Scriptres have said, ot of his innermost being shall flow forth rivers of
living water#" This $e spa)e of the Spirit that shold be given them after @ess was glorified#
I do not find anything in the Bible bt holiness, and nothing in the world bt worldliness#
Therefore, if I live in the world I shall become worldlyB bt, on the other hand, if I live in the Bible, I
shall become holy# This is the trth, and the trth will set yo free# The power of (od can remodel
yo# $e can ma)e yo hate sin and love righteosness# $e can ta)e away bitterness and hatred and
covetosness and malice, and can so consecrate yo by $is power, throgh $is blood, that yo are
made pre % every bit holy# 0re in mind, heart and actions % pre right throgh# (od has given me
the way of life, and I want to give it to yo, as thogh this were the last day I had to live# @ess is the
best there is for yo, and yo can each ta)e $im away with yo this morning# (od gave $is Son to be
the propitiation for yor sins, and not only so, bt also for the sins of the whole world#
@ess came to ma)e s free from sin % free from disease and pain# When I see a person
diseased and in pain I have great compassion for them, and when I lay my hands pon them, I )now
(od means men to be so filled with $im that the power of sin shall have no effect pon them, and they
shall go forth, as I am doing, to help the needy, sic), and afflicted# Bt what is the main thing6 To
preach the =ingdom of (od and $is righteosness# @ess came to do this# @ohn came preaching
repentance# The disciples began by preaching repentance towards (od,
and faith in the Lord @ess Christ, and I tell yo, beloved, if yo have really been changed by
(od, there is a repentance in yor heart never to be repented of#
Throgh the revelation of the Word of (od we find that divine healing is solely for the glory
of (od, and salvation is to ma)e yo to )now that now yo have to be inhabited by another, even (od,
and yo have to wal) with (od in newness of life#
,riginally pblished by Lictory 0ress *orth 3elborne, 1stralia
The Word of =nowledge and of Faith, @anary93arch ;><?
To another the word of )nowledge by the same SpiritB To another
faith by the same Spirit#### ; Corinthians ;<+H,>
We have not passed this way hitherto# I believe that Satan has many devices and that they are
worse today than ever beforeB bt I also believe that there is to be a fll manifestation on the earth of
the power and glory of (od to defeat every device of Satan#
In .phesians ? we are told to endeavor to )eep the nity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, for
there is one body, and one Spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one (od and Father of all Cvv#
J9IF# The baptism of the Spirit is to ma)e s all one# 0al tells s that # #by one Spirit we are all
bapti&ed into one body### and have been all made to drin) into one Spirit" C; Corinthians ;<+;JF# It is
(od-s thoght that we spea) the same thing# If we all have the fll revelation of the Spirit of (od we
shall all see the same thing# 0al as)ed these Corinthians, !Is Christ divided6" When the $oly (host
has fll control, Christ is never divided, $is body is not divided, there is no division# Schism and
division are the prodcts of the carnal mind#
$ow important it is that we shall have the manifestation of !the word of )nowledge" in or
midst# It is the same Spirit who brings forth the word of wisdom that brings forth the word of
)nowledge# The revelation of the mysteries of (od comes by the Spirit, and we mst have a
spernatral word of )nowledge in order to convey to others the things which the Spirit of (od has
revealed# The Spirit of (od reveals Christ in all $is wonderfl flness, and $e shows $im to s
from the beginning to the end of the Scriptres# It is the Scriptres that ma)e s wise nto salvation,
that open to s the depths of the )ingdom of heaven which reveal all the divine mind to s#
There are thosands of people who read and stdy the Word of (od# Bt it is not /ic)ened to
them# The Bible is a dead letter e'cept by the Spirit# The words that Christ spo)e were not 8st dead
words, bt they were spirit and life# 1nd so it is the thoght of (od that a living word, a word of
trth, the Word of (od, a spernatral word of )nowledge, shall come forth from s throgh the
power of the Spirit of (od# It is the $oly (host who will bring forth tterances from or lips and a
divine revelation of all the mind of (od#
The child of (od oght to thirst for the Word# $e shold )now nothing else bt the Word, and
shold )now nothing among men save @ess# !###3an shall not live by bread alone, bt by every word
that proceeded5 ot of the moth of (od" C3atthew ?+?F# It is as we feed on the Word and
3editate ,n The 3essage
it contains, that the Spirit of (od can vitali&e that which we have received, and bring forth
throgh s the word of )nowledge that will be as fll of power and life as when $e, the Spirit of (od,
moved pon holy men of old and gave them these inspired Scriptres# They were all inbreathed of
(od as they came forth at the beginning, and throgh the same Spirit they shold come forth from s
vitali&ed, living, powerfl, and sharper than any two9edged sword#
With the gifts of the Spirit shold come the frit of the Spirit# With wisdom we shold have
love, with )nowledge we shold have 8oy, and with the third gift, faith, we shold have the frit of
peace# Faith is always accompanied by peace# Faith always rests# Faith laghs at impossibilities#
Salvation is by faith, throgh grace, and it is the gift of (od# We are )ept by the power of (od throgh
faith# (od gives faith and nothing can ta)e it away# By faith we have power to enter into the
wonderfl things of (od# There are three positions of faith+ saving faith, which is the gift of (odB the
faith of the Lord @essB and the gift of faith# :o will remember the word of the Lord @ess Christ
given to 0al, to which he refers in 1cts <I, where the Lord commissioned him to go to the (entiles,
!To open their eyes, and to trn them from dar)ness to light, and from the power of Satan nto (od,
that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith
that is in me" C1cts <I+;HF#
,h, this wonderfl faith of the Lord @ess# :or faith comes to an end# $ow many times I have
been to the place where I have had to tell the Lord, !I have sed all the faith I have," and then $e has
placed $is own faith within me#
,ne of or wor)ers said to me at Christmas time, !Wigglesworth, I never was so near the end
of my prse in my life#" I replied, !Than) (od, yo are 8st at the opening of (od-s treasres#" It is
when we are at the end of or own that we can enter into the riches of (od-s resorces# It is when we
possess nothing that we can possess all things#
The Lord will always meet yo when yo are on the line of living# I was
In Ireland
at one time, and went to a hose and said to the lady who came to the door, !Is Brother
Wallace here6" She replied, !,h, he has gone to Bangor, bt (od has sent yo here for me# I need
yo# Come in#" She told me her hsband was a deacon of the 0resbyterian chrch# She had herself
received the baptism while she was a member of the 0resbyterian chrch, bt they did not accept it as
from (od# The people of the chrch said to her hsband, !This thing cannot go on# We don-t want yo
to be deacon any longer, and yor wife is not wanted in the chrch#" The man was very enraged and
he became incensed against his wife# It seemed as thogh an evil spirit possessed him, and the home
that had once been peacefl became very terrible# 1t last he left home and left no money behind him,
and the woman as)ed me what shold she do#
We went to prayer, and before we had prayed five mintes the woman was mightily filled
with the $oly (host# I said to her, !Sit down and let me tal) to yo# 1re yo often in the Spirit li)e
this6" She said, !:es, and what cold I do withot the $oly (host now6" I said to her, !The sitation
is yors# The Word of (od says that yo have power to sanctify yor hsband# 4are to believe the
Word of (od# *ow the first thing we mst do is to pray that yor hsband comes bac) tonight#" She
said, !I )now he won-t#" I said, !If we agree together, it is done#" She said, !I will agree#" I said to
her, !When he comes home show him all possible love, lavish everything pon him# If he won-t hear
what yo have to say, let him go to bed# The sitation is yors# (et down before (od and claim him
for the Lord# (et into the glory 8st as yo have got in today, and as the Spirit of (od prays throgh
yo, yo will find that (od will grant all the desires of yor heart#"
1 month later I saw this sister at a convention# She told how her hsband came home that night
and that he went to bed, bt she prayed right throgh to victory and then laid hands pon him# $e cried
ot for mercy# The Lord saved him and bapti&ed him in the $oly Spirit# The power of (od is beyond
all or conception# The troble is that we do not have the power of (od in a fll manifestation
becase of or finite thoghts, bt as we go on and let (od have $is way, there is no limit to what or
limitless (od will do in response to a limitless faith# Bt yo will never get anywhere e'cept yo are
in constant prsit of all the power of (od#
,ne day when I came home from or open9air meeting at eleven o-cloc) I fond that my wife
was ot# I as)ed, !Where is she6" I was told that she was down at 3itchell-s# I had seen 3itchell that
day and )new that he was at the point of death# I )new that it was impossible for him to srvive the
day nless the Lord ndertoo)#
There are many who let down in sic)ness and do not ta)e hold of the life of the Lord @ess
Christ that is provided for them# I was ta)en to see
1 Woman Who Was 4ying
and said to her, !$ow are things with yo6" She answered, !I have faith, I believe#" I said,
!:o )now that yo have not faith, yo )now that yo are dying# It is not faith that yo have, it is
langage#" There is a difference between langage and faith# I saw that she was in the hands of the
devil# There was no possibility of life ntil he was removed from the premises# I hate the devil, and I
laid hold of the woman and shoted, !Come ot, yo devil of death# I command yo to come ot in the
name of @ess#" In one minte she stood on her feet in victory#
Bt to retrn to the case of Brother 3itchell, I hrried down to the hose, and as I got near I
heard terrible screams# I )new that something had happened# I passed 3rs# 3itchell on the staircase
and as)ed, !What is p6" She replied, !$e is gone5 $e is gone5" I 8st passed her and went into the
room, and immediately I saw that 3itchell had gone# I cold not nderstand it, bt I began to pray# 3y
wife was always afraid that I wold go too far, and she laid hold of me and said, !4on-t, 4ad5 4on-t
yo see that he is dead6" I contined to pray and my wife contined to cry ot to me, !4on-t 4ad#
4on-t yo see that he is dead6" Bt I contined praying# I got as far as I cold with my own faith, and
then (od laid hold of me# ,h, it was sch a laying hold that I cold believe for anything# The faith of
the Lord @ess laid hold of me, and a solid peace came into my heart# I shoted, !$e lives5 $e lives5
$e lives5" 1nd he is living today#
There is a difference between or faith and the faith of the Lord @ess# The faith of the Lord
@ess is needed# We mst change faith from time to time# :or faith may get to a place where it
wavers# The faith of Christ never wavers# When yo have that faith the thing is finished# When yo
have that faith yo will never loo) at things as they are, yo will see the things of natre give way to
the things of the Spirit, yo will see the temporal swallowed p in the eternal#
I was at a camp meeting in
Ca&adero, California,
abot eight years ago, and a remar)able thing happened# 1 man came there who was stone
deaf# I prayed for him and I )new that (od had healed him# Then came the test# $e wold always
move his chair p to the platform, and every time I got p to spea) he wold get p as close as he
cold and strain his ears to catch what I had to say# The devil said, !It isn-t done#" I declared, !It is
done#" This went on for three wee)s and then the manifestation came and he cold hear distinctly ID
yards away# When his ears were opened he thoght it was so great that he had to stop the meeting and
tell everybody abot it# I met him in ,a)land recently and he was hearing perfectly# 1s we remain
steadfast and nmoveable on the grond of faith, we shall see what we believe for in perfect
manifestation#
0eople say to me, !$ave yo not the gift of faith6" I say that it is an important gift, bt what is
still more important is for s every moment to be ma)ing an advancement in (od# Loo)ing at the
Word of (od today I find that its realities are greater to me today than they were yesterday# It is the
most sblime, 8oyfl trth that (od brings an enlargement# 1lways an enlargement# There is nothing
dead, dry, or barren in this life of the SpiritB (od is always moving s on to something higher, and as
we move on in the Spirit of faith, it will always rise to the occasion as different circmstances arise#
This is how the gift of faith is manifested# :o see an ob8ect and yo )now that yor own faith
is nothing in the case# The other day I was in San Francisco# I sat on a car and saw a boy in great
agonies on the street# I said, !Let me get ot#" I rshed to where the boy was# $e was in agony throgh
cramp of the stomach# I pt my hand on his stomach in the name of @ess# The boy 8mped, and stared
at me with astonishment# $e fond himself instantly free# The gift of faith dared in the face of
everything# It is as we are in the Spirit that the Spirit of (od will operate this gift anywhere and at any
time#
When the Spirit of (od is operating this gift within a man, $e cases him to )now what (od
is going to do# When the man with the withered hand was in the synagoge, @ess got all the people to
loo) to see what wold happen# The gift of faith always )nows the reslts# $e said to the man,
!Stretch forth thine hand#" $is word had creative force# $e was not living on the line of speclation#
$e spo)e and something happened# $e spa)e at the beginning and the world came into being# $e
spea)s today and these things have to come to pass# $e is the Son of (od and came to bring s into
sonship# $e was the firstfrit of the resrrection, and $e calls s to be firstfrits, to be the same )ind
of frit li)e to $imself# There is an important point here# :o cannot have the gifts by mere hman
desire# The Spirit of (od distribtes them severally as $e wills# (od cannot trst some with the gift,
bt some who have a lowly, bro)en, contrite heart $e can trst# ,ne day I was in a meeting where
there were a lot of doctors and eminent men, and many ministers# It was at a convention, and the
power of (od fell on the meeting#
,ne $mble Little (irl
that waited at table opened her being to the Lord and was immediately filled with the $oly
(host and began to spea) in tonges# 1ll these big men stretched their nec)s and loo)ed p to see
what was happening and were saying, !Who is it6" Then they learned it was !the servant5" *obody
received bt !the servant5" These things are hidden and )ept bac) from the wise and prdent, bt the
little children, the lowly ones, are the ones who receive# We cannot have faith if we have honor one
of another# 1 man who is going on with (od won-t accept honor from his fellow beings# (od honors
the man of a bro)en, contrite spirit# $ow shall I get there6
So many people want to do great things, and to be seen doing them, bt the one who (od will
se is the one who is willing to be bidden# 3y Lord @ess never said $e cold do things, bt $e did
them# When that fneral procession was coming p from *ain with the widow-s son carried pon the
bier, $e made them lay it down# $e spo)e the word, !1rise5" and gave the son bac) to the widow#
$e had compassion for her# 1nd yo and I will never do anything e'cept on the line of compassion#
We will never be able to remove the cancer ntil we are immersed so deeply into the power of the
$oly (host, that the compassion of Christ is moving throgh s#
I find that, in all my Lord did, $e said that $e did not do it, bt that another in $im did the
wor)# What a holy sbmission5 $e was 8st an instrment for the glory of (od# $ave we reached a
place where we dare to be trsted with the gift6 I see in ; Corinthians ;J that if I have faith to remove
montains and have not charity, all is a failre# When my love is so deepened in (od that I only move
for the glory of (od, then the gifts can be made manifest# (od wants to be manifested, and to manifest
$is glory to hmble spirits#
1 faint heart can never have a gift# There are two things essential+ first, loveB and second,
determination % a boldness of faith that will case (od to flfil $is Word# When I was bapti&ed I
had a wonderfl time and had tterances in the Spirit, bt for some time afterwards I did not again
spea) in tonges# Bt one day as I was helping another, the Lord again gave me tterances in the
Spirit# I was one day going down the road and spea)ing in tonges a long while# There were some
gardeners doing their wor), and they stc) their heads ot to see what was going on# I said, !Lord,
:o have something new for me# :o said that when a man spea)s in tonges, he shold as) for the
interpretation# I as) for the interpretation, and I-ll stay right here till I get it#" 1nd from that hor the
Lord gave me interpretation#
1t one time I was in Lincolnshire in .ngland and came in toch with the old
Rector ,f The Chrch#
$e became very interested and as)ed me into his library# I never heard anything sweeter than
the prayer the old man ttered as he got down to pray# $e began to pray, !Lord, ma)e me holy# Lord,
sanctify me#" I called ot, !Wa)e p5 Wa)e p now5 (et p and sit in yor chair#" $e sat p and
loo)ed at me# I said to him, !I thoght yo were holy#" $e answered, !:es#" !Then what ma)es yo
as) (od to do what $e has done for yo6" $e began to lagh and then to spea) in tonges# Let s
move into the realm of faith, and live in the realm of faith, and let (od have $is way#
0blished in Confidence
0ossession of The Rest, @anary ;?,;><?
$ebrews ?+;9;I % I believe this morning that it is in the perfect will of (od that I read yo
some verses ot of $ebrews ?+;9;I#
*ow we have here one of those divine trths which is so forcefl in all of its bearings to s in
this morning meeting#
(od wants s all to see that we mst not come short of that blessed rest which is spo)en to s
here this morning# I am not spea)ing abot the rest there is throgh being saved, althogh it is a very
blessed rest# I am not spea)ing abot the rest we have in the body becase pains have passed away,
nor of the rest becase of no sin, when sanctification has wor)ed in a wonderfl way by the blood,
bt (od wants me to spea) abot the rest where yo cease from yor own wor)s, and where the $oly
(host begins to wor) in yo and where yo )now that yo are not yor own, bt absoltely possessed
by (od#
Beloved, I as) yo to diligently follow me on these lines this morning, becase there are so
many people who are at nrest, they have no rest % nrested on so many lines# I believe that (od can
bring s into places of rest this day where we will cease from or own wor)s, that we will cease
from or own planning, that we will cease from or own hman individality which so interferes with
(od-s power within s# (od wants to fill the body with $imself, yes, to fill the bodies so fll of
$imself, that we are notB for (od shall ta)e s into $is plan, $is pavilion, $is wisdom, and the
government shall be pon $is sholders# Remember that wonderfl word @ess said to 0eter,
!###When tho wast yong, tho girdest thyself, and wal)edst whither tho woldest+ bt when tho
shalt be old, tho shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither tho
woldest not" C@ohn <;+;HF#
In the twentieth chapter of 1cts, 0al says, !I go bond in the Spirit," and now all that had to
be done was not done by him, becase the $oly (host was doing it# I want to ta)e yo for a moment
into the si'teenth chapter of 1cts where, in the power of the $oly (host, remember it was only in the
power of the $oly (host, 0al, Silas, Barnabas, 3ar), @ohn, and 0eter, learned a great plan in their
lives, and that plan was that there had to be another mightier than them, holding them, choosing for
them, even their words, their thoghts, for their lives had to be so divinely in the $oly (host that they
wold )now e'actly what to do and do it at the right time#
Trn for a moment only to that wonderfl chapter, the si'teenth chapter of 1cts, that we may
have some idea as to what it means to have the $oly (host leading s all the time# I trn yo for a
moment to the si'th verse#
*ow when they had gone throghot 0hrygia and the region of
(alatia, and were forbidden of the $oly (host to preach the word
in 1sia#
*ow yo wold say, !$ad not 1sia as mch need for the $oly (host as anywhere else6"
Certainly5 .'actly so, bt the $oly (host )nows who is ready to receive the $oly (host# There may
be a need, bt they may not be ready# :o may need lots of things, bt if yo are not ready for them,
yo will not get them# What is it to be ready and needy6 To be ready and hngry, to be so hngry that
yo cannot rest nless yo get everything (od has for yo# (od can bring yo there#
1fter they were come to 3ysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia+
bt the Spirit sffered them not# 1nd they passing by 3ysia came
down to Troas# 1nd a vision appeared to 0al in the nightB There
stood a man of 3acedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into
3acedonia, and help s#
1cts ;I+E9>
1h, that was the place where they wanted help, that was the place where there was a cry for
(od# :o need, beloved, to pray throgh that Wellington re/ires help, then she will get the blessing#
Beloved, there is sch a thing as people thin)ing they are fll and rich, and )nowing not that they are
hngry, poor, and blind# The worst thing that can come to anyone, to a child of (od, is to be satisfied
% it is an awfl position# ,h, what a startling trth we have in Revelation J+;A#
I )now thy wor)s, that tho art neither cold nor hot+ I wold tho
wert cold or hot#
Beloved, I want to preach to yo by the grace of (od this morning to move yo so that yo
cannot rest till (od gets yo so for $imself that yo will become bread for the people, water for the
thirsty grond# There is no one in the place, either yong or old, bt (od can meet yo# (od has grace
for s all# (od does not want any dwarfs# (od is loo)ing for a hngry people, a thirsty land#
Then, beloved, I notice here that many people fall short of coming into line with this divine
blessing becase of nbelief# Last time I was in Wellington I met people who had been Christians,
brea)ing bread for years, bt filled with nbelief# They will not have the right way of the Lord# They
brea) bread, bt they won-t tow the line# (od, save s from sch a position# *ow it is nbelief,
nothing else, bt when the $oly (host comes then nbelief is moved away, and they are hmble,
bro)enhearted, thirsty, and they want (od# 3ay (od )eep s hmble and hngry for the Living Bread#
(od is showing me that yo cannot have this blessed power pon yo withot yo become hngry#
*ow, we have in the scriptres some very clear trths, so fll of life and power that yo need
never be ashamed of the (ospel, it is so fll of life and power# 3ay (od give s grace this morning
to enter in#
I want yo to notice that the Word of (od is so clear# If yo trn to the scriptres, yo will
find that the whole of Israel is a plan for s to see that (od wold have ta)en them on to many
victories, bt cold not becase of nbelief# They were eligible for all the flness of (od, bt there
was not a single person entered in bt @osha and Caleb# The reason they went in was becase they
had another Spirit# $ave yo never read it6 @osha and Caleb had another Spirit# The Spirit was so
mighty pon @osha and Caleb that they had no fear, the $oly Spirit pon them had sch a dignity of
reverence to (od that these two people broght the bnches of grapes and presented them before the
people# There were ten other people sent ot, they had not received the Spirit and came bac)
mrmring# If yo get filled with the Spirit, yo will never mrmr anymore# I am spea)ing abot the
people who get the $oly (host and go on, not the people who remain stationary, bt those who go
right forward#
When these ten people came they were mrmring# What was it6 They had no rest# !There
remaineth therefore a rest to the children of (od# For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath
ceased from his own wor)s###" C$ebrews ?+>,;DF, and (od begins to wor)# These ten people said,
!We shall become prey to them, and or children shall be slain by them," and (od said throgh
3oses, !:or children shall go in and yo shall be sht ot#" It was only nbelief#
I pray (od the $oly (host that yo will search yor hearts, and the Word, and see if yo have
received this Spirit# What is it6 The $oly Spirit# It is to be filled with the $oly Spirit, filled with the
life of the Spirit, that which we call nction, revelation, force# What do I call force6 Force is that
position in the power of the Spirit where instead of wavering yo go throgh, instead of 8dgment yo
receive trth# 3ay (od help s#
I want to give yo a very important point abot the $oly (host this morning# The $oly (host
is the only power Who manifests the Word in the body#
For the word of (od is /ic), and powerfl, and sharper than any
two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asnder of sol and
spirit, and of the 8oints and marrow, and is a discerner of the
thoghts and intents of the heart#
Investigate what I have said and when I give yo a chance to as) /estions bearing on the
Word, (od will be able to help me to help yo to rest concerning these deep trths# Read that verse
again# Ric) and powerfl#
*either is there any creatre that is not manifest in his sight+ bt
all things are na)ed and opened nto the eyes of him with whom we
have to do# $ebrews ?+;J
I want to deal now with the breath of the Spirit on the Word of (od, that will give yo rest#
There is not a person in this place who nderstands, or gets into revelation on this Word, who wold
be deaf, there is not a person who wold sffer indigestion, not a person who wold have
rhematism, there is not sch a thing as any evil power being in yo if yo nderstand it#
Concerning the breath of the $oly (host, we have in the second chapter of 1cts one of the
most divine elementary revelations# When the $oly (host came li)e a mighty rshing wind and filled
the place where they were, cloven tonges of fire sat pon each of them, and they were filled with %
this wind6 Breath6 0ower6 0erson6 % filled with (od, the third person, the $oly (host filled their
bodies#
I can declare to yo this morning that not one of the ;<D had the slightest defect in their bodies
when they came ot# I have seen people filled with the $oly (host, who sed to be absoltely
helpless, and when the power of (od too) their bodies they became li)e yong men instead of old
withered people, the power of the $oly (host, bt now I am going to show yo the reason#
The Word of (od is /ic) and powerfl# 0al said, !:o hath $e /ic)ened#" 0owerfl to the
plling down of the strongholds of Satan# I wold li)e yo to read < Corinthians ;D+?9A+
For the weapons of or warfare are not carnal, bt mighty throgh
(od to the plling down of strong holdsB Casting down
imaginations, and every high thing that e'alteth itself against the
)nowledge of (od, and bringing into captivity every thoght to the
obedience of Christ#
*ow the $oly (host will ta)e the Word, ma)ing it powerfl in yo till every evil thing that
presents itself against the obedience and flness of Christ wold absoltely wither away# I want to
show yo this morning the need of the baptism of the $oly (host, by which yo )now there is sch a
thing as perfect rest, a perfect Sabbath coming to yor life when yo are filled with the $oly (host,
and I want yo to see perfect rest in this place# I want yo to see @ess % $e was filled with the $oly
(host, $e lay asleep, filled with the $oly (host, and the storm began so terribly and filled the ship
with water, till they cried, !3aster, we perish," and $e rose Cfilled with the $oly (hostF and reb)ed
the wind# $e as)ed, !Why are ye so fearfl6"
I want yo to see, beloved, that when the $oly (host comes in yor life, if the hose caght on
fire yo wold be at rest, bt I will tell yo something better, the hose wold not be on fire for the
Lord protects $is own, that is better# Come a little nearer, I want yo to see this $oly (host, this
divine person, has to get so deep into s that $e has to destroy every evil thing# Ric), powerfl,
sharper than any two9edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asnder of sol and spirit, and of the
8oints and marrow#
Some people got pain in their life after being saved, becase of solishness# 1ny amont of
saved people are solish, li)e Romans E# They want to do good bt they find evil, and they contine
to do the thing they hate to do# What is p6 They need the baptism of the $oly (host# Why6 The
baptism of the $oly (host is necessary, for then the $oly (host will so reveal the Word in the body
that it will be li)e a sword, it will ct between the sol and the spirit, ct it right ot till the
solishness cannot anymore long for indlgence in things contrary to the mind of (od, and the will of
(od# 4on-t yo want rest6 $ow long are yo going to be before yo enter into that rest#
For he that entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own wor)s, as (od did from his#
Let s labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same e'ample of nbelief#
.nter into rest, get filled with the $oly (host and nbelief will depart# Where they entered in
they were safe from nbelief, and nbelief is sin# It is the greatest sin, becase it hinders yo from all
blessings# There is another word that wold be helpfl to s this morning and I want yo to ta)e
notice of it becase it is so important#
For the word of (od is /ic), and powerfl, and sharper than any
two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asnder of sol and
spirit, and of the 8oints and marrow, and is a discerner of the
thoghts and intents of the heart# $ebrews ?+;<
:o can see here Cwor)ing his limbsF that there is an elbow wor)ing, a )nee wor)ing, a
sholder wor)ing, and these cold not wor) properly if the marrow shold become congested, bt
hear abot this salvation# (od says this $oly (host power shall ma)e the Word, this Christ of (od,
move in yor marrow, till there wold not be a stiff 8oint amongst s# $ow we need the $oly (host#
*ow probably when yo go otside yo will say, !$e preached more abot the $oly (host than
anything#" It is not so# 3y heart is so fll of this matter, that @ess is the Word, and it ta)es the $oly
(host to ma)e the Word act# @ess is the Word that is mighty by the power of the Spirit to the plling
down of the strongholds, moving pon s so mightily that the power of (od is pon s# T,*(7.S
1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !(od hath designed the flness of the (ospel in its perfection and
entirety that where the breath of heaven breathes pon it, the (ospel which is the power of (od nto
salvation, ma)es everything form in perfect nion with divine trinity power till the whole man
becomes a lively hope, filled with life, with fidelity, filled with (od#"
Remember @ess is trinity, remember that @ess is all flness, remember @ess was the flness
of the (odhead, and the $oly (host ma)es $im so precios that %
It-s all right now, it-s all right now,
For @ess is my Savior,
1nd it-s all right now#
I don-t want it to be li)e when they broght the grapes, they did not get the Spirit of @osha and
Caleb % I want yo all to have a share# ,h, for the $oly (host to come with freshness pon s, then
yo cold all sing, !It-s all right now#" If it is not, it may be, and (od intends that it shold be, and we
are preaching in faith to yo that it 9 shall be#
It-s all right now,
It-s all right now,
For @ess is my Savior, and It-s all right now#
Let me encorage yo# (od is a (od of encoragement# *ow I want to ta)e yo to the
thirteenth verse#
*either is there any creatre that is not manifest in his sight+ bt
all things are na)ed and opened nto the eyes of him with whom we
have to do# $ebrews ?+;J
*o creatre is hid from $is sight, all are na)ed before $im# *ow when (od spea)s of
na)edness, $e does not mean that $e loo)s at flesh with9ot clothing# (od said, !That ye may be
clothed that yor na)edness may not appear#" It is not yor body, it is Christ clothing pon within, and
yo have no spot# $e loo)s at yor na)edness, at yor wea)nesses, at yor sorrow of heart# $e is
loo)ing into yo right now, and what does $e see6
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the
heavens, @ess the Son of (od, let s holdfast or profession#
$ebrews ?+;?
What is or profession6 I have heard so many people testifying abot their profession, some
said, !Than) (od, I am healed," !Than) (od $e has saved me," !Than) (od $e has cleansed me,"
!Than) (od $e has bapti&ed me with the $oly (host#" That is my profession % is it yors6 That is
the profession of the Bible, and (od wants to ma)e it yor profession# :o have to have a whole
Christ, a fll redemption, yo have to be filled with the $oly (host, 8st a channel for $im to flow
throgh# ,h, the glorios liberty of the (ospel of (od-s power#
$eaven has begn with me,
I am happy, now, and free#
Since the Comforter has come,
Since the Comforter has come#
It-s all there# I )now that (od has designed this flness, this rest, this perfect rest, I )now $e
has designed it, and there oght not to be a wrin)le, a spot, a blemish, the Word of (od says,
!blameless and faltless#" 0raise the Lord for sch a wonderfl, glorios inheritance, throgh $im
who loved s# $allel8ah5
Beloved, yo mst come in, every one of yo# This morning meeting is to open the door of
yor heart to (od to move in, till if yo were to go away and live in some solitary place, yo wold
be fll there the same as in the Wellington assembly, it wold ma)e no difference#
When I thin) of @ohn, as the legend says, how they tried to destroy him by boiling him in oil,
and tried other things to destroy him, they too) him to the Isle of 0atmos, and he was in the Spirit %
on the island in the Spirit# :es# It is possible to be in the Spirit at the wash tb, in the Spirit scrbbing
floors, in the Spirit nder all circmstances#
*othing really matters if the Lord loves me,
1nd $e does, $e does,
For nothing really matters if the Lord loves me,
1nd $e does, $e does#
For we have not an high priest which cannot be toched with the
feeling of or infirmitiesB bt was in all points tempted li)e as we
are, yet withot sin# $ebrews ?+;A
There $e is, there is the pattern, there is the Lord, and yo say, !Tell me something very
wonderfl abot $im#" :es, I will tell yo this % $e loved s to the end, $e had faith in s right to
the end, @ess never let go the confidence that every sol wold come right into the fll tide line#
There it is for s this morning#
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of (od# $ebrews
?+>
Some people say, !,h, yes, it is a rest p there#" *o, no, no# This is a rest where we cease
from or wor)s, there are no wor)s p there % where yo cease from yor own wor)s, this day# I
came to this meeting this morning entirely sht in with (od, and if ever (od spo)e in a meeting $e
has spo)en this morning# I may have been straight and plain on some lines# I had sch a presentation
of Wellington when I was here last time, I saw clearly people were resisting the $oly (host, as mch
as when Stephen said, !:e stiffnec)ed and ncircmcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the
$oly (host+ as yor fathers did, so do ye" C1cts E+A;F# Resisting the $oly (host#
,h, if yo won-t resist the $oly (host, the power of (od will melt yo down, the $oly (host
will so ta)e charge of yo that yo will be filled to the ttermost with the overflowing of $is grace#
,t of this sb8ect this morning, if there is anything arisen in yor heart that yo need some
frther revelation on, I will help yo#
1ddress given at Town $all Wellington, *ew 2ealand
$ow to 7nderstand Loices, @anary ;A, ;><?
Beloved, believe not every spirit, bt try the spirits whether they
are of (od+ becase many false prophets are gone ot into the
world# $ereby )now ye the Spirit of (od+ .very spirit that
confesseth that @ess Christ is come in the flesh is of (od+ 1nd
every spirit that confesseth not that @ess Christ is come in the
flesh is not of (od+ and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye
have heard that it shold comeB and even now already is it in the
world# Te are of (od, little children, and have overcome them+
becase greater is he that is in yo, than he that is in the world#
They are of the world+ therefore spea) they of the world, and the
world heareth them# We are of (od+ he that )noweth (od heareth
sB he that is not of (od heareth not s# $ereby )now we the spirit
of trth, and the spirit of error# Beloved, let s love one another+
for love is of (odB and every one that loveth is born of (od, and
)noweth (od# $e that loveth not )noweth not (odB for (od is
love# In this was manifested the love of (od toward s, becase
that (od sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might
live throgh him# ; @ohn ?+;9>
3any Loices
There are many voices in the world, we read it in ; Corinthians ;?# I want yo to be able to
nderstand voices, to nderstand spirit voices, to nderstand e'actly what the Scriptre means abot
these things#
*ow I )now there are a good many people who are great on Conan 4oyle, who, yo will find,
is trying to delve into mysteries# *ow there is nothing mystic abot or bsiness, and I want to tell
everybody who comes to this place, yo will have no share with s if yo have anything to do with
spiritism+ we denonce it as being of the devil, and we don-t want fellowship with yo# If yo want to
8oin p with two things, the devil will get yo at the finish#
*ow, what is the difference between the spirit that now wor)eth, the spirit of disobedience,
and the spirit of lawlessness6 It is antichrist, and it is right in the midst of things % spiritism,
Rssellism, Christian Science, they are all a)in, they have no room for the blood, and yo cannot get
near (od bt by the blood, it is impossible# The blood is the only power that can ma)e a clear road
into the =ingdom for yo, the blood of @ess#
Beloved, yo have to be in a position to try the spirits whether they are of (od# Why shold
we try them6 :o can always try the spirits whether they are of (od for this reason, yo will be able
to tell the tre revelation, and the tre revelation which will come to yo will always sanctify the
heart, it will never have an !if- in it# When the devil came to @ess, he had an !if#" if tho be the Son
of (od, if tho wilt worship me# The $oly (host never comes with an if The $oly (host is the divine
orator of this wonderfl Word, bt the mystic Conan 4oyle, etc# position, is satanic# Let me tell yo a
story#
,ne day I was wal)ing along the street in Bradford, and I met one of my friendsB he was a man
who lived in the Spirit# I said to him, !Friend, where are yo going6"
$e replied, !I have a big 8ob on tonight#"
!What is it6"
!,h, there is a spiritalistic seance tonight, and I-m going#"
!4on-t yo thin) it is dangeros6 I don-t thin) it wise for believers to go to these places," I
said#
!I am led to go to test it according to Scriptre" he replied#
*ow beloved, I advise none of yo to go to these places#
3y friend went, and sat down in the midst of the meeting, and the medim began to ta)e
control# This man did not spea), bt 8st )ept himself nder the blood, whispering the preciosness of
the blood of @ess# 1fter trying for some time to get nder control, the leader said, !We can do
nothing tonight, there is somebody believes in the blood#"
$allel8ah5 4o yo all believe in the blood, beloved6 I have often dealt with people nder
evil powers, people in fits and other things, and sometimes I have come across people so mch
controlled by evil powers that every time they want to spea) the evil powers spea)# It is a very
dangeros position, bt it is tre, people get possessed with the devil#
The man in the tomb was terribly afflicted with these evil powers, and ct himself with
stones, and strong cords, night and day, there he was in the tombs crying ot# @ess came on the scene,
and these evil powers cased the man to rn# *ow it was all in the power of the devil, and as soon as
the man got in front of @ess the evil spirit said, !Why art tho come to torment s6" This man had no
power to get free, bt these evil spirits were so trobled in the presence of @ess, that they cried ot,
!Why art tho come to torment s6"
,h, than) (od for @ess# I want yo to notice that @ess wants yo to be so nder $is power,
so controlled by, and filled with the $oly (host, that the power of athority in yo will resent all
evil#
This is an important meeting for believers, becase there are so many believers not on their
gard# I want to impress yo with this fact that every believer shold reach a place in the $oly (host
where he has no desire e'cept the desire of (od# The $oly (host has to possess s till we are filled,
led, yes, divinely led by the $oly (host# It is a mighty thing to be filled with the $oly (host#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !The Lord, $e is the mighty power of government,
for the Scriptre says, GThe government shall be pon $is sholders,- and now $e has ta)en s on $is
sholdersB therefore let $im lead yo where $e will#"
4on-t yo want to lead @ess+ if $e leads yo, $e will lead yo into trthB into nothingness,
bt when yo are in nothingness yo will be in powerB into wea)ness, bt when yo are in wea)ness
(od will be with yo in might, and everything that wold seem of wea)ness on the hman side wold
be nder control of divine power#
Where Two Ways 3eet
*ow I want to deal with a very important thing# I have people by the hndreds, who are
continally pressing on me with their difficlties, with their strange and yet holy and noble desires,
bt nevertheless strange, where two ways meet and they do not )now which one to ta)e# Some have
impressions, bt I wold show yo what becomes of impressions# 1 person came to me one day and
said, !,h, yo )now the Spirit of the Lord was mighty pon me this morning#"
I said, !(ood5"
!,h, I want to tell yo abot it# I want yo to tell me if there is sch a place as Ingerow
anywhere near here#"
I answered, !:es, there is#"
!Well, that place has been pon me, I have to go and preach there# There is nothing wrong
with that, is there6"
Bt I as)ed, !What is the message6"
!I don-t e'actly )now#"
!*ow come, what is the message6" I as)ed#
!,h, I have to spea) to someone abot their sol#"
!1nd yo don-t )now there is sch a place# The place is toward S)ipton," I replied#
!Bt I have to go#" !$ow come6" I said, !I want yo to thin)# :o are wor)ing, are yo not6
4o yo thin) anybody in the mill will commend yo going to a place yo don-t )now, to spea) to
someone yo don-t )now6"
Was it of (od6 That is the first thing# It was an impression, of a desire to be something# That-s
the danger# 3y daghter tried to stop her, bt she went the first chance she got# She got to the station,
there was nobody there# The reslt was that she was soon in an asylm#
What was it6 1n impression# $ow shall we )now this6 There was a lady came to me
yesterday and said, !4on-t yo )now, the Spirit of the Lord is pon me, I have to preach the (ospel#"
I said, !There is nothing wrong in that#"
!I want to )now where I have to go to, so I have come to yo to see if the Lord has told yo
where I have to go to#"
!:es, yo have to begin at home# Begin at @ersalem, and if yo are sccessfl go to @dea,
then if yo are sccessfl (od will send yo to the ttermost parts of the world#" (od is not going to
send yo to the ttermost parts of the world till yo have been sccessfl rond abot @ersalem# This
morning we have a tremendos big 8ob, it is well worth doing, and I want to do it well# I want to tell
yo the difference between the right and the wrong way#
:o have the Scriptres and yo have the $oly (host, and the $oly (host has wisdom, and
does not e'pect yo to be foolish+ the $oly (host having perfect insight into )nowledge and wisdom,
and trth always gives yo balance#
:o always have to have one thing removed and that is being terribly afraid, bt fear moves
and power and confidence come in its place# :o always have to have another thing which mst
remain, and that is love# Love to obey (od rather than obey yo inclinations to be something, bt if
(od wants to ma)e yo someone, that is different#
3y wife tried her best to ma)e me someone+ she cold not do it# $er heart was right, her love
was right, she did her best to ma)e me a preacher# She sed to say, !*ow, Father, yo cold do it if
yo wold, and I want yo to preach ne't Snday#"
I did everything to get ready, I tried everything, I don-t )now what I did not try % it wold be
best not to tell yo what I did try# 1s many notes as wold sit a parson for a wee)#
$er heart, her love, her desires were all right, bt when I got p to preach I wold give ot my
te't, and then say, !If anybody can preach now is yor chance, for I am done#" That did not ta)e place
once, bt many times# She was determined, and I was willing# When I got to the row of the penitent
form I cold ta)e them right in+ I cold nrse the children while my wife preached, and pleased to do
it# Bt don-t yo )now when the $oly (host came, then I was ready# Then the preaching abilities
were not mine bt the Lord-s# To be filled with the $oly (host is to be filled with divine e/ipment#
It mst be all for @ess# ,h, I tell yo whatever yo thin) abot it, there is nothing good withot @ess
is the whole thing#
1nyone cold 8mp on this platform and say, !I am right#" Bt when yo have no confidence,
then @ess is all the confidence yo re/ire# (od mst have ot of this adience men and women on
fire for (od# (od will mightily send yo forth in the nction of the Spirit, and sinners will feel
condemned, bt it will never be accomplished if yo have anything in yor mind that yo are going to
be something# The baptism is a baptism of death, and yo live only nto (od#
The Light ,f Trth
I want to tell yo an important thing abot one of the most trying things I have had to deal with#
I have had many trying things to deal with, people coming as)ing me all )inds of things, and to
e'amine the position careflly and see what (od has for them in that position#
I will relate a story which cannot help bt help yo# Is there anything wrong in wanting to be
the best missionary in the world6 Is there anything wrong abot it6 *ot at all5 Two yong women
wor)ed at a place, they were telegraph operators# ,ne of them had offered herself for the mission
field# She was a beatifl girl, fll of prity, trth, and righteosnessB she had a lovely contenance,
her e'pression almost wold do wonderfl things for (od# 1 voice came to her# ,h, beloved, try the
voices, try the spirits#
This voice came to her, !I will ma)e yo the mightiest missionary in the world#" .'actly what
she wanted, it was her heart-s desire, yo see, and she was so moved on#
!1nd I will find yo all the money yo want#" She became so e'cited in this thing+ her sister
saw there was something 8st ot of place so she went to the head person and said, !Cold I and my
sister have an hor off wor)6" She got her sister and herself free#
The voice came with sch tremendos force that she cold not let it go# Try the spirits, (od
will never do anything li)e that# $e will never send yo an nreasonable, nmanageable message# The
devil said, !4on-t tell anybody#" That-s the devil# 1nything that is holy can be told on the hosetops,
there is no secret we have# 1ll the secrets worth having are worth telling# If yo cannot tell it, it is not
worth having# (od wants yo to be able to tell all#
Then the voice came, !:o might ta)e yor sister with yo# I want yo at the station tonight,
yo will find a train will come into the station at J< mintes past E+DD, and after yo have boght yor
tic)et, yo will have Id# left, and in that train yo will see a woman wearing a nrse-s bonnetB and on
the other side will be a man who has the money yo want# When yo get ot at (lasgow, yo can
deposit the money in a certain ban) at a certain place#"
$ere was lac) of presentation of thoght# There are no ban)s open at half past E+DD 0#3# and
after investigation there was no sch ban) in that place# What did it6 It got her ear, and I will tell yo
what is the danger# If I had bt five mintes to go I wold say this to yo# If yo cannot be reasoned
with, yo are wrongB if yo are right and everybody else is wrong, I don-t care who yo are, if yo
cannot bear e'amination, if what yo hold cannot bear the light of the trth, yo are wrong# It will
save a lot of yo if yo will 8st thin)#
Bt yo say, !,h, I )now, I )now#KK It is a very serios thing when nobody else )nows bt yo#
3ay (od deliver s from sch a condition# If yo thin) yo have some specialty, it can be rehearsed#
We tried to console them, bt nothing cold be done, she )new it was the voice of the Lord#
There are two wor)ings, and if it is to be the wor)ing of the Spirit, the wor)ings of the Spirit
are always contrary to the wor)ings of the flesh#
*ow the train came in at e'actly J< mintes past E+DD p#m# She said to her sister, !*ow we
)now it is right#"
The change was e'actly Id# That was right#
*ow the ne't thing was not right# The train came in, that was in order, bt there were no sch
characters# Those voices went on# 1h, those evil voices# $ow shall we )now whether they are of
(od6 When (od spea)s $e will spea) on the lines of wisdom# When the devil came to @ess he said,
!if tho be the Son of (od#" The devil )new, and @ess )new, and answered, !It is written, GTho
shalt worship the Lord thy (od, and $im only shalt tho serve#-"
*ow with these two yong women, was there anything wrong with it6 The wrong was that she
oght to have 8dged the spirits# If the yong women had as)ed, !4id @ess come in the flesh6" the
voice wold have answered no# There is no satanic voice in the world, and no spiritalistic medim
will ac)nowledge that @ess came in the flesh# The devil never will, and he is the father of those
spiritalistic medims, Conan 4oyle inclded# Was she delivered6 Certainly, bt when these evil
spirits )new she believed and wold do anything they wanted, they said, !We will ma)e yo the
biggest missionary in the world, and get yo all the money#" I never )new it to come tre, and yo
never will as long as yo live#
1 man came to me and said, !I have got in my hands a certain food for invalids, which will
bring in millions of ponds for the missionaries#"
I said to him, !I will not have anything to do with it#" These things are not a sccess# (od
does not wor) that way# If (od wanted yo to have gold, $e cold rain it in yor hoses while yo
were away# $e has all the gold, and the cattle on a thosand hills are $is#
Beloved, I want yo to see that @ess was the mee)est man in the world, $e had power to
ma)e bread, gold, and yet $e never made it, only for somebody else#
When anybody preaches for the =ingdom-s sa)e, $e will provide# See) to be filled with the
$oly (host for the people-s sa)e# See) only for (od, the rain will fall, the endement of power will
be made manifest in yor mortal bodies if yo are really in the Spirit#
Were these two yong women delivered6 :es, and sed in China for the last ten years %
than) (od there is a way ot#
This is an important word, and I am saying everything I can by the grace of (od and the
revelation of the Spirit, to ma)e yo people carefl, and yet careless# Carefl of satanic powers, and
careless when the power of (od is pon yo with nction force, so that $e $imself shall be
manifested, and not yo#
$mility Is .ssential
Is there anything wrong with the story I am going to tell yo6 I want yo to see#
Rite a lot of people at :or) had been saved in the mar)etplace, and one of the yong men that
had been gathered in had the abilities of being a wonderfl teacher, leading the people forth
trimphantly in the morning meetings# $e had teaching and preaching abilities, and everybody was
lifted p in 8oy#
*ow I am sre this is a word in season#
When I went there the power of the Spirit fell pon s, and straight away many people were
nder the power of (od# When they saw this yong man laid ot nder the power of the Spirit they
said, !,h, Brother Wigglesworth, we have got one of the finest yong men, and for him to be filled
with the $oly (host, we will have the greatest teacher in the world#"
The leaders came and said they were over8oyed at the fact# I said, !Be still, the Lord will do
$is own wor)#"
In a short time he was throgh in the Spirit, and everybody was re8oicing and applading#
They fell into great error there# *ow what happened6 ,h, I do pray (od will save yo from that# I
hope nobody in this Town $all wold say, !,h, yo did preach well tonight#" It-s as srely of the
devil as anything that ever came to anybody# (od has never yet allowed any hman body to be
appladed# This yong man was in the power of the $oly (host % it was lovely#
They came rond him, sha)ing him by the hand, saying, !*ow we have got the greatest teacher
there is#" Was it wrong6 0erfectly right, and yet it was the most wrong thing they cold do+ in their
hearts they cold have been than)fl# I want to tell yo the devil never )nows yor thoghts, and if yo
won-t let yor thoghts ot in pblic yo will be safe# $e can sggest a thoght, and thoghts of evil
bt that is not sin, all these things are from withot# The devil can sggest evil things for yo to
receive, bt if yo are pre, it is li)e water on a dc)-s bac)#
What happened6 They said, !I shold not wonder if yo were a second @ohn the Baptist#"
They were really elated with him# The yong man tried to throw it off and )eep well balanced when
he saw what was coming to him % bt the devil came with a voice as lod as a cannon, !4on-t yo
)now, yo are G@ohn the Baptist-" and still he threw it off#
Listen, it was the believers who did it, and the devil never let him alone# !:o are srely @ohn
the Baptist, there is no person in the world li)e yo# 1rise, @ohn the Baptist#"
1nd I want to tell yo that at eight o-cloc) in the morning that yong man went down the street
crying ot !I am @ohn the Baptist#"
What was wrong6 The saints appladed him, and I tell yo that is the wor) of the devil#
Lord, bring s to a place of hmility and bro)en heartedness where we will see the danger of
satanic powers# 4on-t yo believe the devil is a big gly monsterB he comes as an angel of light, and
he comes at a time when yo have done well, and tells yo abot it# $e comes to ma)e yo feel yo
are somebody, the devil is an e'alted demon#
,h, loo) at the 3asterB if yo cold see $im as I see $im sometimes+ rich, and yet $e became
poorB in the glory, yet too) pon $im the form of a servant, yes, a servant, that is the Lord# (od give
s these beatitdes where we will be bro)en and hmble, and in the dst, and (od will raise s and
place s in a high place#
I don-t sppose there is a person in this place believes it is ;<+DD o-cloc)%I )now yo don-t
bt it is, all the same# I propose we contine this service tomorrow morning, becase we mst have a
/arter of an hor for /estions, that I might help yo with any difficlt problems yo have in yor
minds#
1ddress given at Town $all Wellington, *ew 2ealand
Rising Into The $eavenlies, @anary <?, ;><?
; 0eter ; % I want to read to yo a few verses from ; 0eter ;# I believe that (od wants to
spea) to s to strengthen or position in faith and grace# If I had my way I wold have li)ed to close
p with the gifts of the Spirit, and seeing I am going to give yo another wee), that wee) will be very
mch on those lines, so this morning I pray (od that it will be 8st as the Spirit is moving, that we
may be able to accept $is trth#
Beloved, I want yo to nderstand that yo will get more than yo came for# There is not a
person in this place will get what he came for, (od gives yo more# *o man gets his answers to his
prayers, he never does, for (od answers his prayers abndantly above what he as)s or thin)s# 4on-t
yo say, !I got nothing#" :o got as mch as yo came for, and more, bt if yor minds are not willing
to be yielded, and yor heart not sfficiently consecrated, yo will find that yo are limited on that
line, becase the heart is the place of reception# (od wants yo to have receptive hearts, to ta)e in the
mind of (od# These wonderfl scriptres are fll of life9giving power# Let s read the first and
second verses, I believe there are some words there I oght to lay emphasis on#
0eter, an apostle of @ess Christ, to the strangers scattered
throghot 0onts, (alatia, Cappadocia, 1sia, and Bithynia, .lect
according to the fore)nowledge of (od the Father, throgh
sanctification of the Spirit, nto obedience and sprin)ling of the
blood of @ess Christ+ (race nto yo, and peace, be mltiplied# ;
0eter ;+;,<
The .lect
I want yo to notice that in all times, in all histories of the world, whenever there has been a
divine rising, revelation, (od coming forth with new dispensational orders of the Spirit, yo will find
there have been persections all over# :o ta)e the case of the three $ebrew children, and also
4aniel, and @eremiah# With any person in the old dispensation, as mch as in the new, when the Spirit
of the Lord has been moving mightily, there has arisen troble and difficlty# What for6 Becase of
three things very mch against revelations of (od and the Spirit of (od# First, hmanity, flesh, natral
things are against divine things# .vil powers wor) pon this position of the hman life, and especially
when the will is nyielded to (od, then the powers of dar)ness arise p against the powers of divine
order, bt they never defeat them# 4ivine order is very often in minority, bt always in ma8ority# 4id I
say that right6 :es, and I meant it# Wic)edness may increase and abond, bt when the Lord raises
$is flag over the saint, it is victory, thogh it is in minority and always trimphs# I want yo to notice
the first verse becase it says !scattered," meaning to say they did not get mch liberty in allowing
them to meet together, driven from place to place# .ven in the days of @ohn =no' the people who
served (od had to be in very close /arters, becase the Roman chrch set ot to destroy them, nailed
them to 8dgment seats, and destroyed them in all sorts of ways# They were in minority bt swept
throgh in victory and the Roman power was crshed and defeated# :o ta)e care that it does not rise
again, the Roman power is always bloodshed and mrder, and always against the $oly (host, so may
(od bring s into perfect order that we may nderstand these days that we may be in Wellington in
minority, bt in ma8ority#
The $oly (host wants s to nderstand or privileges % elect according to the
fore)nowledge of (od throgh sanctification of the Spirit# *ow this word sanctification of the Spirit
is not on the lines of sin cleansing# It is a higher order than the redemption wor)# The blood of @ess
is rich nto all powerfl cleansing, also ta)es away other powers and transforms s by the mighty
power of (od# Bt when sin is gone, yes, when we are clean and when we )now we have the Word
of (od right in s and the power of the Spirit is bringing everything to a place where we trimph, then
comes revelation by the power of the Spirit, lifting yo into higher grond, into all the flness of (od,
which nveils the Christ in sch a way# It is called or sanctification of the Spirit# Sanctification of
the Spirit, elect according to the fore)nowledge of (od# I don-t want yo to stmble at the word elect
% it is a most blessed word# :o might say yo are all elect+ everyone in this place cold say yo
are elected# (od has designed that all men shold be saved# This is the election, bt whether yo
accept and come into yor election, whether yo prove yorself worthy of yor election, whether yo
have so allowed the Spirit to fortify yo, whether yo have done this I don-t )now, bt this is yor
election, yor sanctification, to be seated at the right hand of (od#
!1 preacher shold preach only what he is sre ofB everybody can
thin), the preacher shold say what he )nows#"
This word election is a very precios word to me, foreordained, predestinated, these are
words that (od has designed before the world was, to bring s into trimph and victory in Christ#
Some people play rond abot it and ma)e it a goal# They say, !,h, well, yo see, we are elected, we
are all right#" I )now many of them who believe in that condition of election and they say they are
/ite all right, they are elected to be saved, and I believe these people are so diplomatic that they
believe others can be elected to be damned# It is not tre5 .verybody is elected to be saved, bt
whether they come into it, that is another thing#
3any don-t come into salvation becase the god of this world hath blinded their eyes lest the
light of this glorios (ospel shold shine nto them# What does it mean6 It means this, that Satan has
got mastery over their minds, and they have an ear to listen to corrptible things, yo see6 Corrptible
things, the satanic side of it, where they say, !,h, the pictres are the place for me, the theatre is the
place for me, the race corse is the place for me#" 0ictres, race corses, etc, are the downward way
to hell, and no believer will dar)en their door# 0erhaps the last thing the devil broght ot is the
pictre show, and I find people can wait ot in streams and great crowds, so I said, !This is my
opportnity" and I shoted for all I was worth abot @ess, becase I )now there is no @ess inside
there, so they oght to have a little bit otside#
Beloved, I want yo to see this election I am spea)ing abot, to catch a glimpse of heaven,
with yor heart always on the wing, where yo grasp everything spirital, when everything divine
ma)es yo hngry, everything seasonable in spirital fidelity will ma)e yo long after it#
If I came here in a year-s time I shold see this )ind of election gone right forward, always
fll, never having a bad report, where yo see Christ in some vision, in some way in yor lives every
day, growing in the )nowledge of (od every day bt I cannot dwell there, for we have mch to get
throgh# It is throgh sanctification of the Spirit nto obedience and sprin)ling of the blood of @ess
Christ# There is no sanctification if it is not sanctification nto obedience# There wold be no troble
with any of s if we wold come definitely to a place where we nderstood that word where @ess
said, !For their sa)es I sanctify myself that they also might be sanctified throgh the trth#" Thy Word
is trth, sanctify them throgh Thy Word, which is trth C@ohn ;E+;EF#
*o child of (od ever as)s a /estion abot the Word of (od# What do I mean6 The Word of
(od is clear on brea)ing of bread, the Word of (od is clear on water baptism, the Word of (od is
clear on all these things, and no person that was going on to the obedience and sanctification of the
Spirit by election, will pray over that Word# The Word of (od is to be swallowed, not to be prayed
over#
If ever yo pray over the Word of (od there is some disobedienceB yo are not willing to
obey# If yo come into obedience on the Word of (od, and it says anything abot water baptism yo
will obey, if it says anything abot spea)ing in tonges yo will obey, if it says anything abot
brea)ing of bread and assembling orselves together, yo will obey# If yo come into the election of
the sanctification of the Spirit, yo will be obedient in everything revealed in that WordB and in the
measre yo are not obedient, yo have not come into the sanctification of the Spirit#
1 little thing spoils many good things# 0eople say, !3r# So9and9so is very good, bt####" !3rs#
So9and9so is e'cellent, bt####" !,h, yo )now that yong man is progressing tremendosly, bt####K---
There are no !bts" in sanctification of the Spirit# !Bt" and !if- are gone, and it is !shall" and !I
will" all the way throgh#
Beloved, if there are any bts in yor attitde toward the Word of trth there is something
nyielded to the Spirit# I do pray (od the $oly (host that we may be willing to yield orselves to the
sanctification of the Spirit, that we may be in the mind of (od in the election that we may have the
mind of (od in the possession of it# 0erhaps to encorage yo people it wold be helpfl to show to
yo what election is, becase there is no difficlty in proving whether yo are elected or not#
1 Strange Inward Longing
:o are here in this morning meeting CI am spea)ing abot believersF and maybe if yo had to
search yor own heart why yo have been attending the meetings, yo wold not have to say !becase
it was Wigglesworth," it wold be a mista)e# Bt if there was in yo that holy calling, or strange
inward, longing desire for more of (od, yo cold say it was the sanctification of the Spirit which
was drawing yo# Who cold do that, bt $e who has elected yo for that6
There are people in this place, say from <D years % JD, ?D % we can even begin at ;A years
% <D, <A, JD, JA,?D, and so on % and if I were to say to yo, !Stand p yo who never remember the
time when the Spirit did not strive with yo," it wold be a marvelos thing how many people wold
stand# What do yo call it6 (od bring yo in, moving pon yo# Strange6 Lery strange5
When I thin) of my own case, I recall that on my mother-s side and on my father-s side there
was no desire for (od, and yet in my very infancy I was strangely moved pon by the Spirit# 1t eight
years I was definitely saved, and at nine years I felt the Spirit come pon me, 8st as when I spo)e in
tonges % elect according to the fore)nowledge of (od, and there are people in this place who have
the same e'perience# :o might say, !When I was in sin I was trobled#" 1nd there is a direct line of
election between (od and the hman man, moving it, being wholly prepared for (od#
It is a most blessed thoght that we have a (od of love, compassion, and grace, who willeth
not the death of one sinner# (od has made it possible for all men to be saved, and cased @ess, $is
well beloved Son, to die for the sins of the people# It is tre $e too) or sinsB it is tre $e paid the
price for the whole worldB it is tre $e gave $imself a ransom for manyB it is tre, beloved# 1nd yo
say, !For who6" !###whosoever will, let him ta)e the water of life freely" CRevelation <<+;EF#
!What abot the others6" It wold be a direct refsal of the blood of @essB it wold have to
be a refsal to have Christ to reign over them, that-s it# It is whosoever will, on this side and
whosoever won-t, on the other sideB and there are people living in the world that won-t# What is p
with them6 !###the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of
the glorios gospel of Christ, who is the image of (od, shold shine nto them" C< Corinthians ?+?F#
.lect according to the fore)nowledge of (od the Father, throgh
sanctification of the Spirit, nto obedience and sprin)ling of the
blood of @ess Christ+ (race nto yo, and peace, be mltiplied# ;
0eter ;+<
:es, bt I cannot pass over it, and yet I mst not stop at that becase there are other important
words here for s this morning#
Throgh sanctification of the Spirit, according to the election, yo will get to a place where
yo are not distrbed# There is a peace in sanctification of the Spirit, becase it is a place of
revelation, ta)ing yo into heavenly places# It has a place where (od comes and spea)s and ma)es
$imself )nown to yoB and when yo are face to face with (od yo get a peace which passeth all
nderstanding, lifting yo from state to state of ine'pressible wonderment# It is really wonderfl#
,h, this is li)e heaven to me,
This is li)e heaven to me,
I-ve stepped over @ordan to Canaan-s fair landB
1nd this is li)e heaven to me#
,h, it is wonderfl#
Blessed be the (od and Father of or Lord @ess Christ, which
according to his abndant mercy hath begotten s again nto a
lively hope by the resrrection of @ess Christ from the dead# ;
0eter ;+J
We cannot pass that, becase this sanctification of the Spirit brings s into definite line with
this wonderfl position of the glory of (od# I want to )eep before s the glory, the 8oy of a lively
hope# *ow a lively hope is e'actly opposite to dead, e'actly opposite to normal#
Lively hope is movement#
Lively hope is loo)ing into#
Lively hope is pressing into#
Lively hope is leaving everything behind yo#
Lively hope is )eeping the vision#
Lively hope sees $im coming5
1nd yo live in it, the lively hope# :o are not trying to ma)e yorself feel that yo are
believing, bt the lively hope is ready, waiting, lively hope is filled with 8oy of e'pectation of the
=ing# 0raise the Lord5
I want yo to )now that (od has this in his mind for yo# 4o yo )now what will move them6
The real 8oy in e'pectation that will come forth with manifestation and then reali&ation# 4on-t yo
)now6
Well, I pray (od the $oly (host that $e will move yo that way# Come now, beloved, I want
to raise yor hopes into sch activity, into sch a 8oyfl e'perience, that when yo go away from this
meeting yo will have sch 8oy that yo wold only wal) if yo cold not rn, and yo wold not rn
if yo cold 8mp in a motor car, where yo wold go at head speed if yo )new yo cold be there#
*ow I trst that yo will be so reconciled to (od that there is not one thing which wold
interfere with yo having this lively hope# If yo had any love for the world it cold not be, for @ess
is not coming to the world, @ess is coming to the heavenlies and all the heavenlies are going to $im,
so yo cannot have anything bt 8oy with it# The pride of life yo cold not have, all these things are
contrary to the lively hope becase of the greatness and the mlti9magnitdinos glories of the regions
of eternity, which are placed before him in 8oyfl e'pectation#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !The 8oy of the Lord is everything# The sol lifteth
p li)e the golden grain ready to be ingathered for the great sheaf# 1ll ready, waiting, re8oicing,
longing for $im, till they say, GLord @ess, we cannot stop longer#-"
What a wonderfl e'pression of the $oly (host to the sol in interpretation# $ow $e loves
s, hovers over s, re8oiceth in s, how the Lord by the $oly (host ta)es a great drin) with s and or
cp is 3l and rnning over#
The 8oy of the Lord is yor strengthB yo have to be right in these glorios places, it is the
prpose of (od for yor sol# I hope yo won-t forget the lively hope# 4o not have to be living on
!tomorrow" becase yo did not catch it today# ,h, it is wonderfl# $allel8ah5
(lories ,f The *ew Creation
To an inheritance incorrptible, and ndefiled, and that fadeth not
away, reserved in heaven for yo# ; 0eter ;+?
First, incorrptible# Second, ndefiled# Third, fadeth not away# Forth, reserved in heaven for
yo# (lory to (od5 I tell yo it is great, it is very great# 3ay the Lord help yo to thirst after this
glorios life of @ess# ,h, brother, it is more than new wine, the $oly (host is more than new wine,
the $oly (host is the manifestation of the glories of the new creation# 1n inheritance incorrptible#
Incorrptible is one of those delightfl words which (od wants all the saints to grasp % everything
corrptible fades away, everything seen cannot remain# @ess said, !###where neither moth nor rst
doth corrpt, and where thieves do not brea) throgh nor steal" C3atthew I+<DF# *one of these things
are 8oined p with incorrptible# Incorrptible is that which is eternal, everlasting, divine, and
therefore everything spirital, divine, reaches a place where (od trly is, what shall I say6 Where
(od is trly in the midst of it# $e is in e'istence from everlasting to everlasting# $oly, pre, divine,
incorrptible#
This is one part of or inheritance in the Spirit, one part only# $allel8ah# 1n inheritance
incorrptible and ndefiled# ,h, how beatifl, perfected forever, no spot, no wrin)le, holy,
absoltely pre, all traces of sin withered, everything which is mortal has been scattered, and come
into a place so prified that (od is in the midst of it# $allel8ah# It is so lovely to thin) of that great
and wonderfl city, we read abot it in Revelation# !1nd I @ohn saw the holy city, new @ersalem,
coming down from (od ot of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her hsband" CRevelation
<;+<F# Thin) abot it, the marriage# ,h, it is glorios# I saw the holy city as a bride adorned for her
hsband, ndefiled, pre, glorios, all white, all pre# Who were they6 They were once in the world,
once corrptible, once defiled, now made by the blood holy, spirital, now lifted from corrptible to
incorrptible, and now ndefiled in the presence of (od# $allel8ah5
,h, beloved, (od means it for s this morning, every sol in this place mst reach ot to this
ideal perfection# (od has ten thosand more thoghts for yo than yo have for yorself# The grace of
(od is going to move s on, yo will never sorrow anymore as long as yo live, never weep
anymore, bt yo will weep for 8oy# 7ndefiled, fadeth not away# (lory5 CThe evangelist sang in
tonges#F
Fadeth not away5 What a heaven of bliss, what a 8oy of delight, what a foretaste of heaven on
earth# ,h, the conting hose lit p with candles, with oil, with electric light, it does not matter, it
wold fade away in the splendor of that glorios day, it all withers when yo get in the Spirit# :o
wold cheerflly do the wor) yo have to do becase of tomorrow in the presence of the =ing# ,h,
brother, what a hope, what a 8oyos possibility, within a short time to be in that mighty mltitde#
Bt yo say, !3y brden is more than I can bear#" Cheerflly bear the brden, tomorrow yo
will be there# *o sin wold entice yo, no evil spirit wold be able to trip yo, no, no, no, becase of
tomorrow with the Lord# With the Lord forever, an inheritance that fadeth not away# *ow come a
little frther#
Salvation 1nd 0rification
Who are )ept by the power of (od throgh faith nto salvation
ready to be revealed in the last time# ; 0eter ;+A
I wold li)e to have a word here on the lines of salvation, becase salvation is very mch
misnderstoodB salvation which comes to yo in a moment of time, believing nto salvation, this is
only the beginning# Salvation is so tremendos, mighty, and wonderfl, as the early apostles said,
!Being saved every day#" :o begin with (od and go right on to being saved day by day, forgetting
the things which are behind, and pressing forward, throgh the power of the blood yo go on nto
salvation#
Salvation is li)e sanctification of the Spirit, it is not a goal, no, no, no# It is only a goal as yo
limit yorself# There is no limitation as we see the great preservation of the 3aster# We shold never
stand still for a moment, bt mightily move on in (od#
Wherein ye greatly re8oice, thogh now for a season, if need be, ye
are in heaviness throgh manifold temptations# ; 0eter ;+I
1h, what a blessing, yo have no idea what (od will mean to yo in trials and temptations %
it is prification of the Spirit#
That the trial of yor faith, being mch more precios than of gold
that perisheth, thogh it be tried with fire, might be fond nto
praise and honor and glory at the appearing of @ess Christ# ;
0eter ;+E
(old perisheth, faith never perisheth % it is more precios than gold, thogh it be tried with
fire# I went into a place one day and a gentleman said to me, !Wold yo li)e to see prification of
gold this morning6"
I replied, !:es#"
$e got some gold and pt it in a crcible and pt a blast of heat on it# First, it became blood
red, and then changed and changed# Then I fond this man too) an instrment, passed it over the gold,
which drew something off, something which the gold was foreign to# $e did this several times ntil
every part was ta)en away, and then at last he pt it over again and said, !Loo)," and there we both
saw or faces in the gold# It was wonderfl#
3y brother, the trial of yor faith is mch more precios than gold that perisheth# When (od
so prifies yo throgh trials, misnderstandings, persection, sffering becase yo are wrongflly
8dged, becase yo have not believed any amont of voices, @ess has given yo the )eynote, re8oice
in that day#
Beloved, as yo are tested in the fire, the 3aster is cleaning away all that cannot bring ot the
image, cleaning away all the dross from yor life, and every evil power, till $e sees $is face right in
the life, till $e sees $is face right in yor life#
1lways bearing abot in the body the dying of the Lord @ess, that the life also of @ess might
be made manifest in or body# It may not seem to any of s to be very 8oyos % it is not acceptable to
the flesh, bt I have told yo so often yor flesh is against the SpiritB yor flesh and all yor hman
powers have to be perfectly sbmitted to the mighty power of (od inwardly, to e'press and manifest
$is glory otwardly, bt yo mst be willing for the process, and say !1men" to (od % it may be
very hard bt (od will help yo#
It is lovely to )now that in the chastening times, in the times of misnderstanding, and hard
tests when yo are in the right and yo are treated as thogh yo were in the wrong, (od is meeting
yo, blessing yo# 0eople say it is the devil# *ever mind, let the fire brn, it will do yo good# 4on-t
yo get rasping, bt endre it 8oyflly# It is so sweet to nderstand this, love sffereth long and is )ind#
$ow lovely to get to a place where yo thin) no evil, not easily provo)ed, and where yo can bear all
things, endre all things# 0raise the Lord# ,h, the glory of it, the 8oy of it#
I nderstand what it means to 8mp for 8oy# I cold 8mp for 8oy this morning# Why6 Becase
of the Lord#
I )now the Lord, I )now the Lord I )now the Lord has laid $is hand on me#
Whom having not seen, ye loveB in whom, thogh now ye see him
not, yet believing, ye re8oice with 8oy nspea)able and fll of glory#
; 0eter ;+H
Whom having not seen we love# ,h, how sweet, there is no voice so gentle, so soft, so fll of
tenderness to me, there is no voice li)e $is, and no toch# Whom having not seen we love# Is that
possible6 (od will ma)e it possible to all# Thogh now we see $im not, yet believing we re8oice
with 8oy nspea)able and fll of glory#
Re8oice6 ,h, what a salvation (od has procred for s and for nothing, all for worthlessness
and all for nothingness, all for helplessness# I entreat yo from the Lord to be so reconciled to $im
that there will be no division between yo and $im# When $e wold lagh, yo wold lagh, and
when $e saw yo in tears $is compassion wold be all yo need forever# Will yo give $im
preference6 Will yo give $im preeminence in all things6 Shall $e not have $is right place and
decide for yo the way and plan of yor life6
Brother, when yo allow $im to decide for yo, when yo want nothing bt $is blessed will,
when $e has to be Lord and (overnor over all, heaven will be there all the time# The Lord bless yo
with grace this morning to leave all and say, !I will follow :o, Lord @ess#"
1ll yo people who are longing to get nearer @ess this morning CI wold li)e a for9hor
altar call where the fire wold fall, bt seeing it cannot beF, I as) yo in the name of @ess to
srrender yorself to $im, bt yo say, !Wigglesworth, I did it yesterday#" I )now, bt this morning
yo want to do it more, I )now I want to get nearer my Lord# Let s rise and get near to $im for a few
mintes#
1ddress given at Town $all Wellington, *ew 2ealand
Righteosness Febrary >, ;><?
It is written or or blessed Lord,
Tho hast loved righteosness, and hated ini/ityB therefore (od,
even thy (od, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy
fellows# $ebrews ;+>
It is the prpose of (od that we, as we are indwelt by the Spirit of $is Son, shold li)ewise
love righteosness and hate ini/ity# I see that there is a place for s in Christ @ess where we are no
longer nder condemnation bt where the heavens are always open to s# I see that (od has a realm of
divine life opening p to s where there are bondless possibilities, where there is limitless power,
where there are ntold resorces, where we have victory over all the power of the devil# I believe
that, as we are filled with the desire to press on into this life of tre holiness, desiring only the glory
of (od, there is nothing that can hinder or tre advancement#
0eter commences his second epistle with these words,
Simon 0eter, a servant and an apostle of @ess Christ, to them that
have obtained li)e precios faith with s throgh the righteosness
of (od and or Savior @ess Christ#
It is throgh faith that we reali&e that we have a blessed and glorios nion with or risen
Lord# When $e was on earth @ess told s, !###I am in the Father, and the Father in me###" C@ohn
;?+;;F# !###the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the wor)s" C@ohn ;?+;DF# 1nd $e prayed to $is
Father, not only for $is disciples, bt for those who shold believe on $im throgh their word, !That
they all may be oneB as tho, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in s+ that the
world may believe that tho hast sent me" C@ohn ;E+<;F# ,h, what an inheritance is ors when the
very natre, the very righteosness, the very power of the Father and the Son are made real in s# This
is (od-s prpose, and as we by faith lay hold on the prpose we shall be ever conscios of the fact
that greater is $e that is in s than he that is in the world# The prpose of all scriptre is to move s
on to this wonderfl
and blessed elevation of faith where or constant e'perience is the manifestation of (od-s life
and power throgh s#
0eter goes on writing to these who have obtained li)e precios faith, saying, !(race and
peace be mltiplied nto yo throgh the )nowledge of (od, and of @ess or Lord" C< 0eter ;+<F# We
can have the mltiplication of this grace and peace only as we live in the realm of faith# 1braham
attained to the place where he became a friend of (od, on no other line than that of believing (od# $e
believed (od and (od conted that to him for righteosness# Righteosness was impted to him on no
other grond than that he believed (od# Can this be tre of anybody else6 :es, every person in the
whole wide world who is saved by faith is blessed with faithfl 1braham# The promise which came
to him becase he believed (od was that in him all the families of the earth shold be blessed# When
we believe (od there is no )nowing where the blessing of or faith will end#
Some are tied p becase, when they are prayed for, the thing that they are e'pecting does not
come off the same night# They say they believe, bt yo can see that they are really in trmoil of
nbelief# 1braham believed (od# :o can hear him saying to Sarah, !Sarah, there is no life in yo
and there is nothing in me, bt (od has promised s a son and I believe (od#" 1nd that )ind of faith is
a 8oy to or Father in heaven# ,ne day I was having a meeting in Bry, in Lancashire, .ngland# 1
yong woman was present who came from a place called Ramsbottom, to be healed of goiter# Before
she came she said, !I am going to be healed of this goiter, 3other#" 1fter one meeting she came
forward and was prayed for# The ne't meeting she got p and testified that she had been wonderflly
healed, and she said, !I shall be so happy to go and tell 3other that I have been wonderflly healed#"
She went to her home and testified how wonderflly she had been healed, and the ne't year when we
were having the convention she came again# To the natral view it loo)ed as thogh the goiter was
8st as big as everB bt that yong woman was believing (od and she was soon on her feet giving her
testimony, and saying, !I was here last year and the Lord wonderflly healed me# I want to tell yo
that this has been the best year of my life#" She seemed to be greatly blessed in that meeting and she
went home to testify more strongly than ever that the Lord had healed her#
She believed (od# The third year she was at the meeting again, and some people who loo)ed
at her said, !$ow big that goiter has become#" Bt when the time came for testimony she was p on
her feet and testified, !Two years ago the Lord gloriosly healed me of goiter# ,h, I had a most
wonderfl healing# It is grand to be healed by the power of (od#" That day someone remonstrated
with her and said, !0eople will thin) there is something the matter with yo# Why don-t yo loo) in
the glass6 :o will see yor goiter is bigger than ever#" That good woman went to the Lord abot it
and said, !Lord, :o so wonderflly healed me two years ago# Won-t :o show all the people that
:o healed me6" She went to sleep peaceflly that night still believing (od and when she came down
the ne't day there was not a trace or a mar) of that goiter#
(od-s Word is from everlasting to everlasting# $is Word cannot fail# (od-s Word is tre and
when we rest in the fact of its trth, what mighty reslts we can get# Faith never loo)s in the glass#
Faith has a glass into which it can loo)# It is the glass of the perfect law of liberty#
###whoso loo)eth into the perfect law of liberty, and contineth
therein, he being not a forgetfl hearer, bt a doer of the wor),
this mm shall be blessed in his deed# @ames ;+<A
To the man who loo)s into this perfect law of (od, all dar)ness is removed and he sees his
completeness in Christ# There is no dar)ness in faith# There is only dar)ness in natre# 4ar)ness only
e'ists when the natral is pt in the place of the divine#
*ot only is grace mltiplied to s throgh )nowledge of (od and of @ess Christ, bt peace
also# 1s we really )now or (od and @ess Christ whom $e has sent, we will have peace mltiplied
to s even in the mltiplied fires of ten thosand *ebchadne&&arKs# It will be mltiplied to s even
thogh we are pt into the den of lions, and we will live with 8oy in the midst of the whole thing#
What was the difference between 4aniel and the )ing that night when 4aniel was pt into the den of
lions6 4aniel )new, bt the )ing was e'perimenting# The )ing came arond the ne't morning and
cried, !###, 4aniel, servant of the living (od, is thy (od, whom tho servest continally, able to
deliver thee from the lions6" C4aniel I+<DF# 4aniel answered, !3y (od hath sent his angel, and hath
sht the lions- moths###" Cv# <<F# The thing was done# It was done when 4aniel prayed with his
windows open toward heaven# 1ll or victories are won before we go into the fight# 0rayer lin)s s
on to or lovely (od, or abonding (od, or mltiplying (od# ,h, I love $im5 $e is so wonderfl5
:o will note, as yo read these first two verses of the first chapter of the second epistle of
0eter, that this grace and peace are mltiplied throgh the )nowledge of (od, bt that first or faith
comes throgh the righteosness of (od# *ote that righteosness comes first and )nowledge
afterwards# It cannot be otherwise# If yo e'pect any revelation of (od apart from holiness, yo will
have only a mi'tre# $oliness opens the door to all the treasres of (od# $e mst first bring s to the
place where we, li)e or Lord, love righteosness and hate ini/ity, before $e opens p to s these
good treasres# When we regard ini/ity in or hearts the Lord will not hear s, and it is only as we
are made righteos and pre and holy throgh the precios blood of (od-s Son that we can enter into
this life of holiness and righteosness in the Son# It is the righteosness of or Lord $imself made real
in s as or faith is stayed in $im#
1fter I was bapti&ed with the $oly (host, the Lord gave me a blessed revelation# I saw 1dam
and .ve trned ot of the garden for their disobedience and nable to parta)e of the tree of life, for
the cherbim with flaming sword )ept them away from this tree# When I was bapti&ed I saw that I had
begn to eat of this tree of life and I saw that the flaming sword was all rond abot# It was there to
)eep the devil away# ,h, what privileges are ors when we are born of (od# $ow marvelosly $e
)eeps s so that the wic)ed one toches s not# I see a place in (od where Satan dare not come#
$idden in (od# 1nd $e invites s all to come and share this wonderfl hidden place where or lives
are hid with Christ in (od, where we dwell in the secret place of the 3ost $igh and abide nder the
shadow of the 1lmighty# (od has this place for yo in this blessed realm of grace#
0eter goes on to say, !1ccording as his divine power hath given nto s all things that pertain
nto life and godliness, throgh the )nowledge of him that hath called s to glory and virte" C< 0eter
;+JF# (od is calling s to this realm of glory and virte where, as we feed on $is e'ceeding great and
precios promises, we are made parta)ers of the divine natre#
Faith is the sbstance of things hoped for right here in this life# It is right here that (od wold
have s parta)e of $is divine natre# It is nothing less than the life of the Lord $imself imparted and
flowing into or whole beings, so that or very body is /ic)ened, so that every tisse and every drop
of blood and or bones and 8oints and marrow receive this divine life# I believe that the Lord wants
this divine life to flow right into or natral bodies, this law of the Spirit of life in Christ @ess that
ma)es s free from the law of sin and death# (od wants to establish or faith that we will lay hold on
this divine life, this divine natre of the Son of (od, so that or spirit and sol and body will be
sanctified wholly and preserved nto the coming of the Lord @ess Christ#
When that woman was healed of the isse of blood, @ess perceived that power had gone ot
of $im# The woman-s faith laid hold and this power was imparted and immediately the woman-s
being was srcharged with life and her wea)ness departed# The impartation of this power prodces
everything yo needB bt it comes only as or faith moves ot for its impartation# Faith is the victory#
If tho canst believe, it is thine#
I sffered for many years from piles, till my whole body was thoroghly wea)B the blood sed
to gsh from me# ,ne day I got desperate and I too) a bottle of oil and anointed myself# I said to the
Lord, !4o what :o want to, /ic)ly#" I was healed at that very moment# (od wants s to have an
activity of faith that dares to believe (od# There is what seems li)e faith, an appearance of faith, bt
real faith believes (od right to the end#
What was the difference between 2acharias and 3ary6 The angel came to 2acharias and told
him, !###thy wife .lisabeth shall bear thee a son###" CL)e ;+;JF# 2acharias was there in the holy place,
bt he began to /estion this message, saying, !###I am an old man and my wife well stric)en in years"
Cv# ;HF# (abriel reb)ed him for his nbelief and told him, !###tho shalt be dmb, and not able to
spea), ntil the day that these things shall be performed, becase tho believest not my words###" Cv#
<DF# Bt note the contrast when the angel came to 3ary# She said, !Behold the handmaid of the LordB
be it nto me according to thy word###" CL)e ;+JHF# 1nd .lisabeth greeted 3ary with the words,
!blessed is she that believed+ for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her
from the Lord" Cv# ?AF# (od wold have s to lay hold on $is Word in li)e manner# $e wold have
s to come with boldness of faith declaring, !:o have promised it, Lord# *ow do it#" (od re8oices
when we manifest a faith that holds $im to $is Word# Can we get there6
The Lord has called s to this glory and virte+ and, as or faith lays hold on $im, we shall
see this in manifestation# I remember one day I was holding an open9air meeting# 3y ncle came to
that meeting and said, !1nt 3ary wold li)e to see Smith before she dies#" I went to see her and she
was assredly dying# I said, !Lord, can-t :o do something6" 1ll I did was this, to stretch ot my
hands and lay them on her# It seemed as thogh there was an immediate impartation of the glory and
virte of the Lord# 1nt 3ary cried, !It is going all over my body#" 1nd that day she was made
perfectly whole#
,ne day I was preaching and a man broght a boy who was done p in bandages# The boy was
in irons and it was impossible for him to wal) and it was difficlt for them to get him to the platform#
They passed him over abot si' seats# The power of the Lord was present to heal, and it entered right
into the child as I placed my hands on him# The child cried, !4addy, it is going all over me#" They
stripped the boy and fond nothing imperfect in him#
The Lord wold have s to be wal)ing epistles of $is Word# @ess is the Word and is the
power in s, and it is $is desire to wor) in and throgh s $is own good pleasre# We mst believe
that $e is in s# There are bondless possibilities for s if we dare to act in (od and dare to believe
that the wonderfl virte of or living Christ shall be made manifest throgh s as we lay or hands
on the sic) in $is name#
The e'ceeding great and precios promises of the Word are given to s that we might be
parta)ers of the divine natre# I feel the $oly (host is grieved with s becase, when we )now these
things, we do not do greater e'ploits for (od# 4oes not the $oly (host show s wide9open doors of
opportnity6 Shall we not let (od ta)e s on to greater things6 Shall we not believe (od to ta)e s on
to greater manifestations of $is power6 $is call for s is to forget the things that are behind, and
reach forth nto the things which are before and to press toward the mar) for the pri&e of the high
calling of (od in Christ @ess#
0blished in the 0entecostal .vangel
0al-s Conversion and $is Baptism, 1pril <I, ;><?
Read 1cts >+;9<<#
Sal was probably the greatest persector that the early Christian had# We read that he made
havoc of the chrch, entering into every hose, and hating men and women, committed them to prison#
1t this time we find him breathing ot threatenings and slaghter against the disciples of the Lord# $e
was on his way to 4amascs for the prpose of destroying the chrch there# $ow did (od deal with
sch a one6 We shold have dealt with him in 8dgment# (od dealt with him in mercy# ,h, the
wondros love of (od5 $e loved the saints at 4amascs and the way $e preserved them was throgh
the salvation of the man who prposed to scatter and destroy them# ,r (od delights to be mercifl
and $is grace is vochsafed daily to both sinner and saint# $e shows mercy to all# If we wold bt
reali&e it, we are only alive today throgh the grace of or (od# 3ore and more I see that it is throgh
the grace of (od that I am preserved every day# It is when we reali&e the goodness of (od that we are
broght to repentance# $ere was Sal, with letters from the high priest, hastening to 4amascs# $e
was strc) down and there came to his vision a light, a light that was brighter than the sn# 1s he fell
speechless to the grond he heard a voice saying to him, !Sal, Sal, why persectest tho 3e6" $e
answered, !Who art tho, Lord6" 1nd the answer came bac), !I am @ess whom tho persectest#"
1nd he cried, !Lord, what wilt tho have me to do6" C1cts >+?9IF#
I do not want to bring any word of condemnation to anyone, bt I )now that there are many
who have felt very mch as Sal felt against the children of (od, especially those who have received
the 0entecostal baptism# I )now that many people tell s !:o are mad"B bt the trth is that the
children of (od are the only people who are really glad# We are glad inside and we are glad otside#
,r gladness flows from the inside# (od has filled s with 8oy nspea)able and fll of glory# We are
so happy abot what we have received that if it were not for the desire to )eep a little decent, we
might be doing awfl things# This is probably how 0al himself felt when
he refers to being !beside orselves" in the Lord# This 8oy in the $oly (host is beyond
anything else# 1nd this 8oy of the Lord is or strength# 1s Sal went down to 4amascs he thoght he
wold do wonderfl things with that bnch of letters he had from the high priest# Bt I thin) he
dropped them all on the road, and if he ever wanted to pic) them p he was not able for he lost his
sight# 1nd the men that were with him lost their speech % they were speechless % bt they led him to
4amascs#
There are some people who have an idea that it is only preachers who can )now the will of
(od# Bt the Lord had a disciple in 4amascs, a man behind the scenes, who lived in a place where
(od cold tal) to him# $is ears were open# $e was one who listened in to the things from heaven# ,h,
this is so mch more marvelos than anything yo can hear on earth# It was to this man that the Lord
appeared in a vision# $e told him to go down to the street called Straight and in/ire for Sal# 1nd
$e told him that Sal had seen in a vision a man named 1nanias coming in and ptting his hand on
him that he might receive his sight# 1nanias protested, !###Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how
mch evil he hath done to thy saints at @ersalem+ 1nd here he hath athority from the chief priests to
bind all that call on thy name" C1cts >+;J,;?F# Bt the Lord reassred 1nanias that Sal was a chosen
vessel, and 1nanias, nothing dobting, went on his errand of mercy#
The Lord had told 1nanias concerning Sal, !###behold, he prayeth" C1cts >+;;F# Repentant
prayer is always heard in heaven# The Lord never despises a bro)en and contrite heart# 1nd to Sal
was given this vision that was soon to be a reality, the vision of 1nanias coming to pray for him that
he might receive his sight#
I was at one time in the city of Belfast# I had been preaching there and had a free day# I had
received a nmber of letters and I was loo)ing throgh them# There were abot twenty needy cases in
that city, cases that I was as)ed to visit# 1s I was loo)ing throgh my letters a man came p to me and
said, !1re yo visiting the sic)6" $e pointed me to a certain hose and told me to go to it and there I
wold see a very sic) woman# I went to the hose and I saw a very helpless woman propped p in
bed# I )new that hmanly spea)ing she was beyond all help# She was breathing with short, sharp
breaths as if every breath wold be her last# I cried to the Lord and said, !Lord, tell me what to do#"
The Lord said to me, !Read the fifty9third chapter of Isaiah#" I opened my Bible and did as I was told#
I read down to the fifth verse of this chapter, when all of a sdden the woman shoted, !I am healed5 I
am healed5" I was ama&ed at this sdden e'clamation and as)ed her to tell me what had happened#
She said, !Two wee)s ago I was cleaning hose and I strained my heart very badly# Two physicians
have been to see me, bt they both told me there was no help# Bt last night the Lord gave me a vision#
I saw yo come right into my bedroom# I saw yo praying# I saw yo open yor Bible at the fifty9third
chapter of Isaiah# When yo got down to the fifth verse and read the words, GWith $is stripes we are
healed#- I saw myself wonderflly healed# That was a vision, now it is a fact#"
I do than) (od that visions have not ceased# The $oly (host can give visions, and we may
e'pect them in these last days# (od willeth not the death of any sinner, and $e will se all )inds of
means for their salvation# I do praise (od for this (ospel# It is always so entreating# That is sch a
wooing message, !Loo) nto 3e, and be ye saved, all ye ends of the earth#" ,h, what a (ospel5
Whatever people say abot it, it is srely a message of love#
1nanias went down to the hose on Straight Street, and he laid his hands on the one who had
before been a blasphemer and a persector and he said to him, !Brother Sal, the Lord, even @ess,
that appeared nto thee in the way as tho earnest, hath sent me, that tho mightest receive thy sight,
and be filled with the $oly (host" C1cts >+;EF# $e recogni&ed him as a brother that already his sol
had been saved and that had come into relationship with the Father and with all the family of (od, bt
there was something necessary beyond this# The Lord had not forgotten his physical condition and
there was healing for him# Bt there was something beyond this# It was the filling with the $oly
(host# ,h, it always seems to me that the (ospel is robbed of its divine glory when we overloo) this
marvelos trth of the baptism of the $oly (host# To be saved is wonderfl, to be a new creatre, to
have passed from death nto life, to have the witness of the Spirit that yo are born of (od, all this is
nspea)ably precios# Bt whereas we have the well of salvation bbbling p, we need to go on to a
place where from within s shall flow rivers of living water# The Lord @ess showed s very plainly
that, if we believe on $im, from within s shold flow rivers of living water# 1nd this $e spa)e of
the Spirit# The Lord wants s to be filled with the Spirit, to have the manifestation of the presence of
$is Spirit, the manifestation that is indeed given to profit withal, and for s to be $is mothpiece and
spea) as the very oracles of (od#
(od chose Sal# What was he6 1 blasphemer# 1 persector# That is grace# ,r (od is
gracios and $e loves to show $is mercy to the vilest and worst of men# There was a notable
character in the town in which I lived who was )nown as the worst man in the town# $e was so vile,
and his langage was so horrible, that even wic)ed men cold not stand it# In .ngland they have what
is )nown as the pblic hangman who has to perform all the e'ections# This man held that
appointment and he told me later that he believed that when he performed the e'ection of men who
had committed mrder, that the demon power that was in them wold come pon him and that in
conse/ence he was possessed with a legion of demons# $is life was so miserable that he prposed
to ma)e an end of life# $e went down to a certain depot and prchased a tic)et# The .nglish trains are
mch different to the 1merican# In every coach there are a nmber of small compartments and it is
easy for anyone who wants to commit sicide to open the door of his compartment and throw himself
ot of the train# This man prposed to throw himself ot of the train in a certain tnnel 8st as the train
coming from an opposite direction wold be abot to dash past and he thoght this wold be a /ic)
end to his life#
There was a yong man at the depot that night who had been saved the night before# $e was
all on fire to get others saved and prposed in his heart that every day of his life he wold get
someone saved# $e saw this de8ected hangsman and began to spea) to him abot his sol# $e broght
him down to or mission and there he came nder a mighty conviction of sin# For two and a half hors
he was literally sweating nder conviction and yo cold see a vapor rising p from him# 1t the end
of two and a half hors he was graciosly saved#
I said, !Lord, tell me what to do#" The Lord said, !4on-t leave him, go home with him#" I
went to his hose# When he saw his wife he said, !(od has saved me#" The wife bro)e down and she
too was graciosly saved# I tell yo there was a difference in that home# .ven the cat )new the
difference# 0revios to this that cat wold always rn away when that hangsman came into the door#
Bt that night that he was saved the cat 8mped on to his )nee and went to sleep#
There were two sons in that hose and one of them said to his mother, !3other, what is p in
or hose6 It was never li)e this before# It is so peacefl# What is it6" She told him, !Father has got
saved#" The other son was strc) with the same thing#
I too) this man to many special services and the power of (od was on him for many days# $e
wold give his testimony and as he grew in grace he desired to preach the (ospel# $e became an
evangelist and hndreds and hndreds were broght to a saving )nowledge of the Lord @ess Christ
throgh his ministry# The grace of (od is sfficient for the vilest, and $e can ta)e the wic)edest of
men and ma)e them monments of $is grace# $e did this with Sal of Tarss at the very time he was
breathing ot threatenings and slaghter against the disciples of the Lord# $e did it with Berry the
hangsman# $e will do it for hndreds more in response to or cries#
:o will notice that when 1nanias came into that hose he called the one9time enemy of the
(ospel, !Brother Sal#" $e recogni&ed that in those three days a blessed wor) had been wroght and
that he had been broght into relationship with the Father and with the Lord @ess Christ# Was not this
enogh6 *o, there was something frther, and for this prpose the Lord had sent him to that hose#
The Lord @ess had sent him to that hose to pt his hands pon this newly saved brother that he might
receive his sight and be filled with the $oly (host# :o say, !Bt it does not say that he spo)e in
tonges#" We )now that 0al did spea) in tongesB that he spo)e in tonges more than all the
Corinthians# In those early days they were so near the time of that first 0entecostal otporing that
they wold never have been satisfied with anyone receiving the baptism nless they received it
according to the original pattern given on the day of 0entecost# When 0eter was relating what too)
place in the hose of Cornelis at Caesarea he said, !1nd as I began to spea), the $oly (host fell on
them, as on s at the beginning" C1cts ;;+;AF# Later, spea)ing of this incident, he said, !###(od, which
)noweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the $oly (host, even as he did nto sB 1nd pt no
difference between s and them, prifying their hearts by faith" C1cts ;A+H,>F# 1nd we )now from the
accont of what too) place at Cornelis- hosehold that when the $oly (host fell !###they heard them
spea) with tonges, and magnify (od" C1cts ;D+?IF# 3any people thin) that (od does ma)e a
difference between s and those at the beginning# Bt they have no Scriptre for this# When anyone
receives the gift of the $oly (host, there will assredly be no difference between his e'perience
today and that which was given on the day of 0entecost# 1nd I cannot believe that, when Sal was
filled with the $oly (host the Lord made any difference in the e'perience that $e gave him from the
e'perience that $e had given to 0eter and the rest a short while before#
It was abot si'teen years ago that a man came to me and said, !Wigglesworth, do yo )now
what is happening in Snderland6 0eople are being bapti&ed in the $oly (host e'actly the same way
as the disciples were on the day of 0entecost#" I said, !I wold li)e to go#" I immediately too) a train
and went to Snderland# I went to the meetings and said, !I want to hear these tonges#" I was told,
!When yo receive the baptism in the $oly (host, yo will spea) in tonges#" ,ne man said,
!Brother, when I received the baptism I spo)e in tonges#" I said, !Let-s hear yo#" $e cold not
spea) in tonges to order, he cold only spea) as the Spirit gave him tterance and so my criosity
was not satisfied#
I saw these people were very earnest and I became /ite hngry# I was an'ios to see this new
manifestation of the Spirit and I wold be /estioning all the time and spoiling a lot of the meetings#
,ne man said to me, !I am a missionary and I have come here to see) the baptism in the $oly (host, I
am waiting on the Lord, bt yo have come in and are spoiling everything with yor /estions#" I
began to arge with him and or love became so hot that when we wal)ed home he wal)ed on one
side of the road and I the other#
That night there was to be a tarrying meeting and I prposed to go# I changed my clothes and
left my )ey in the clothes I had ta)en off# 1s we came from the meeting in the middle of the night I
fond I did not have my )ey pon me and this missionary brother said, !:o will have to come and
sleep with me#" Bt do yo thin) we went to bed that night6 ,h, no, we spent the night in prayer# We
received a precios shower from above# The brea)fast bell rang, bt that was nothing to me# For for
days I wanted nothing bt (od# If yo only )new the nspea)able wonderfl blessing of being filled
with the Third 0erson of the Trinity, yo wold set aside everything else to tarry for this infilling# I
was abot to leave Snderland# This revival was ta)ing place in the vestry of an .piscopal chrch# I
went to the Licarage that day to say goodbye and I said to Sister Boddy, the vicar-s wife, !I am going
away, bt I have not received the tonges yet#" She said, !It isn-t tonges yo need, bt the baptism#" I
said, !I have the baptism, Sister, bt I wold li)e to have yo lay hands on me before I leave#" She
laid her hands on me and then had to go ot of the room# The fire fell# It was a wonderfl time as I
was there with (od alone# It seemed as thogh (od bathed me in power# I was given a wonderfl
vision# I was conscios of the cleaning of the precios blood and cried ot, !Clean5 Clean5 Clean5" I
was filled with the 8oy of the consciosness of the cleansing# I saw the Lord @ess Christ# I saw the
empty cross and I saw $im e'alted at the right hand of (od the Father# 1s I was e'tolling,
magnifying, and praising $im I was spea)ing in tonges as the Spirit of (od gave me tterance# I
)new now that I had received the real baptism in the $oly (host#
1nd so Sal was filled with the $oly (host and in the later chapters of the 1cts of the
apostles we see the reslt of this infilling# ,h, what a difference it ma)es# When I got home my wife
said to me, !So yo thin) yo have received the baptism of the $oly (host# Why, I am as mch
bapti&ed in the $oly (host as yo are#" We had sat on the platform together for twenty years bt that
night she said, !Tonight yo will go by yorself#" I said, !1ll right#" 1s I went p to the platform that
night the Lord gave me the first few verses of the si'ty9first chapter of Isaiah, !The Spirit of the Lord
(od is pon meB becase the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings nto the mee)B he hath sent
me to bind p the bro)enhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to
them that are bond" Cv# ;F# 3y wife went bac) to one of the frthermost seats in the hall and she said
to herself, !I will watch it#" I preached that night on the sb8ect the Lord had given me and I told what
the Lord had done for me# I told the people that I was going to have (od in my life and I wold gladly
sffer a thosand deaths rather than forfeit this wonderfl infilling that had come to me# 3y wife was
very restless, 8st as if she were sitting on a red9hot po)er# She was moved in a new way and said,
!That is not my Smith that is preaching# Lord, :o have done something for him#" 1s soon as I had
finished, the secretary of the mission got p and said, !Brethren, I want what the leader of or
mission has got#" $e tried to sit down bt missed his seat and fell on the floor# There were soon
forteen of them on the floor, my own wife inclded# We did not )now what to do, bt the $oly (host
got hold of the sitation and the fire fell# 1 revival started and the crowds came# It was only the
beginning of the flood9tide of blessing# We had toched the reservoir of the Lord-s life and power#
Since that time the Lord has ta)en me to many different lands and I have witnessed many blessed
otporings of (od-s $oly Spirit#
The grace of (od that was given to the persecting Sal is available for yo# The same $oly
(host infilling he received is li)ewise available# 4o not rest satisfied with any lesser e'perience than
the baptism that the disciples received on the day of 0entecost, then move on to a life of continos
receiving of more and more of the blessed Spirit of (od#
0blished in The 0entecostal .vangel
The 0ower to Bind and to Loose, 3ay ;><?
Bible reading, 3atthew ;I#
The 0harisees and Saddcees had been tempting @ess to show them a sign from heaven# $e
showed them that they cold discern the signs that appeared on the face of the s)y, and yet they cold
not discern the signs of the times# $e wold give them no sign to satisfy their nbelieving criosity,
remar)ing that a wic)ed and adlteros generation soght after a sign and that no sign shold be given
to them bt the sign of the prophet @onah# 1 wic)ed and adlteros generation stmbles over the story
of @onah, bt faith can see in that story a wonderfl pictre of the death, brial and resrrection of or
Lord @ess Christ#
1fter @ess had departed from the 0harisees, and had come to the other side of the la)e, $e
said to $is disciples, !Ta)e heed and beware of the leaven of the 0harisees and of the Saddcees"
C3atthew ;I+IF# The disciples began to reason among themselves, and all they cold thin) of was that
they had ta)en no bread# What were they to do6 Then @ess ttered these words, !, ye of little
faith###" Cv# HF# $e had been so long with them, and yet they were still a great disappointment to $im
becase of their lac) of comprehension and of faith# They cold not grasp the profond spirital trth
$e was bringing to them and cold only thin) abot having broght no bread# !, ye of little faith### 4o
ye not yet nderstand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thosand, and how many bas)ets ye
too) p6 *either the seven loaves of the for thosand, and how many bas)ets ye too) p6" C3atthew
;I+H,>F#
4o yo )eep in memory how (od has been gracios in the past6 (od has done wonderfl
things for all of s# If we )eep these things in memory we shall become strong in faith# We shold be
able to defy Satan in everything# Remember all the way the Lord has led# When @osha passed over
@ordan on dry land he told the people to pic) p twelve stones and pitch them in (ilgal, and these
were to )eep the children of Israel in constant memory that they came over @ordan on dry land# $ow
many times had @ess shown to $is disciples the mightiness of $is power, and yet failed in faith right
here6
1t one time @ess said to 0eter, !What thin)est tho, Simon6 of whom do the )ings of the earth
ta)e cstom or tribte6 of their own children, or of strangers6" C3atthew ;E+<AF# 0eter said, !,f
strangers" Cv# <IF# Then @ess said, !Then are the children free# *otwithstanding, lest we shold
offend them, go tho to the sea, and cast an hoo), and ta)e p the fish that first cometh pB and when
tho has opened his moth, tho shalt find a piece of money+ that ta)e, and give nto them for me and
thee" Cvv# <I,<EF# 0eter had been at the fishing bsiness all his life bt he never had caght a fish with
any silver in its moth# Bt the 3aster does not want s to reason things ot % for carnal reasoning
will always land s in a bog of nbelief% bt 8st to obey# !This is a hard 8ob," 0eter mst have said,
as he pt the bait on his hoo), !bt since :o told me to do it, I-ll try," and he cast his line into the
sea# There were millions of fish in the sea, bt every fish had to stand aside and leave that bait alone,
and let that fish with the piece of money in his moth come p and ta)e it#
4o yo not see that the words of the 3aster are the instrction of faith6 It is impossible for
anything to miss that @ess says# 1ll $is words are spirit and life# If yo will only have faith in $im
yo will find that every word that (od gives is life# :o cannot be in close toch with $im, and yo
cannot receive $is Word in simple faith withot feeling the effect of it in yor body as well as in yor
spirit and sol#
1 woman came to me in Cardiff, Wales, who was filled with lceration# She had fallen in the
streets twice throgh this troble# She came to the meeting and it seemed as if the evil power within
her prposed to )ill her right there, for she fell and the power of the devil was rending her sore# She
was helpless and it seemed as if she had e'pired# I cried, !,h, (od, help this woman#" Then I
reb)ed the evil power in the name of @ess, and instantly the Lord healed her# She rose p and made
a great to9do# She felt the power of (od in her body and wanted to testify all the time# 1fter three
days she went to another place and began to testify abot the Lord-s power to heal# She came to me
and said, !I want to tell everyone abot the Lord-s healing power# $ave yo no tracts on this
sb8ect6" I handed her my Bible and said, !3atthew, 3ar), L)e, and @ohn % they are the best tracts
on healing# They are fll of incidents abot the wor)ing and power of @ess# They will never fail to
accomplish the wor) of (od if people will bt read and believe them#"
That is where men lac)# 1ll lac) of faith is de to not feeding on (od-s Word# :o need it
every day# $ow can yo enter into a life of faith6 Feed on the living Christ of whom this Word is fll#
1s yo get ta)en p with the glorios fact and the wondros presence of the living Christ, the faith of
(od will spring p within yo# !###faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of (od" CRomans
;D+;EF#
@ess as)ed $is disciples what men were saying abot $im# They told $im, !Some say that
tho art @ohn the Baptist+ some, .liasB and others, @eremias, or one of the prophets" C3atthew ;I+;?F#
Then $e pt the /estion to see what they thoght abot it, !Bt whom say ye that I am6" Cv# ;AF#
0eter answered, !Tho art the Christ, the Son of the living (od" Cv# ;IF# 1nd @ess said to him,
!Blessed art tho, Simon Bar9 8ona+ for flesh and blood hath not revealed it nto thee, bt my Father
which is in heaven" Cv# ;EF#
It is so simple# Whom do yo say $e is6 Who is $e6 4o yo say with 0eter, !Tho art the
Christ, the Son of the living (od"6 Cv# ;IF# $ow can yo )now this# $e is to be revealed# Flesh and
blood does not reveal this# It is an inward revelation# (od wants to reveal $is Son within s and
ma)e s conscios of an inward presence# Then yo can cry, !I )now $e-s mine# $e is mine5 $e is
mine5" !###neither )noweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will
reveal $im" C3atthew ;;+<EF# See) (od ntil yo get from $im a mighty revelation of the Son, ntil
that inward revelation moves yo on to the place where yo are always steadfast, nmovable, and
always abonding in the wor) of the Lord#
There is a wonderfl power in this revelation, !###pon this roc) I will bild my chrchB and
the gates of hell shall not prevail against it# 1nd I will give nto thee the )eys of the )ingdom of
heaven+ and whatsoever tho shalt bind on earth shall be bond in heaven+ and whatsoever tho shalt
loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven" C3atthew ;I+;H,;>F# Was 0eter the roc)6 *o# 1 few
mintes later he was so fll of the devil that Christ had to say to him, !(et thee behind me, Satan+ tho
art an offence nto me###" Cv# <JF# This roc) was Christ# $e is the Roc) and there are many scriptres
to confirm this# 1nd to every one that )nows that $e is the Christ $e gives the )ey of faith, the power
to bind and the power to loose# Stablish yor hearts with this fact# (od wants yo to have the inward
revelation of this trth and of all the power contained in it#
###pon this roc) I will bild my chrchB and the gates of hell shall
not prevail against it# 3atthew ;I+;H
(od is pleased when we stand pon this Roc) and believe that $e is nchangeable# If yo
will dare to believe (od, yo can defy all the powers of evil# There have been times in my
e'perience when I have dared to believe $im, and I have had the most remar)able e'periences#
,ne day I was traveling in a railway train, and there were two people in the car that were
very sic), a mother and her daghter# I said to them, !Loo), I-ve something in this bag that will cre
every case in the world# It has never been )nown to fail#" They became very mch interested, and I
went on telling them more and more abot this remedy that never failed to remove disease and
sic)ness# 1t last they smmoned p corage to as) for a dose# So I opened my bag, too) ot my Bible,
and read them that verse, !###I am the Lord that healeth thee" C.'ods ;A+<IF# It never fails#
$e will always heal yo if yo dare believe $im# 3en are searching everywhere today for
things with which they can heal themselves, and they ignore the fact that the balm of (ilead is within
easy reach# 1s I tal)ed abot this wonderfl 0hysician, the faith of both mother and daghter went ot
toward $im, and $e healed them both right in the train#
(od has made $is Word so precios that, if I cold not get another copy, I wold not part
with my Bible for all the world# There is life in the Word# There is virte in it# I find Christ in itB and
$e is the ,ne I need for spirit, sol, and body# It tells me of the power of $is name and of the power
of $is blood for cleansing# The lions may lac) and sffer hnger, !###bt they that see) the Lord shall
not want any good thing" C0salm J?+;DF#
1 man came to me at one time, broght by a little woman# I said, !What-s p with him6" She
said, !$e gets sitations, bt he fails every time# $e is a slave to alcohol and nicotine poison# $e is a
bright, intelligent man in most things, bt he goes nder to these two things#" I was reminded of the
words of the 3aster, giving s power to bind and to loose, and I told him to pt ot his tonge# In the
name of the Lord @ess Christ, I cast ot the evil powers that gave him the taste for these things# I said
to him, !3an, yo are free today#" $e was nsaved, bt when he reali&ed the power of the Lord in
delivering him, he came to the services, pblicly ac)nowledged that he was a sinner, and the Lord
saved and bapti&ed him# 1 few days later I as)ed, !$ow are things with yo6" $e said, !I-m
delivered#" (od has given s the power to bind and the power to loose# 1nother person came and
said, !What can yo do for me6 I have had si'teen operations and have had my eardrms ta)en ot#" I
said, !(od has not forgotten how to ma)e eardrms#" I anointed her and prayed, as)ing the Lord that
the eardrms shold be replaced# She was so deaf that I do not thin) she wold have heard if a cannon
had gone off# She was as deaf as it was possible to be afterwards# Bt she saw other people getting
healed and re8oicing# $ad (od forgotten to be gracios6 Was $is power 8st the same6 She came the
ne't night and said, !I have come to believe (od tonight#" Ta)e care yo do not come any other way# I
prayed for her again and commanded her ears to be loosed in the name of @ess# She believed, and the
moment she believed she heard# She ran and 8mped pon a chair and began to preach# Later I let a
pin drop and she heard it fall# (od can give drms to ears# 1ll things are possible with (od# (od can
save the worst#
4iscoraged one, cast yor brden on the Lord# $e will sstain yo# Loo) nto $im and be
lightened# Loo) nto $im now#
0blished in Trimphs of Faith
Faith Is the Lictory, @ne ;><?
I am pleased to be with yo this morning# It is a great 8oy to be with the saints of (od,
especially those who have come into !li)e precios faith" to believe that (od is 1lmighty# Beloved,
we may be in a very low ebb of the tide bt it is good to be in a place where the tide can rise# I pray
that the $oly (host shall so have $is right of way that there will not be one person in the test who
shall not be moved pon by the Spirit of (od# .verything depends pon or being filled with the $oly
(host# 1nd there is nothing yo can come short of if the $oly (host is the prime mover in yor
thoghts and life, for $e has a plan greater than ors and if $e can only get s in readiness for $is
plan to be wor)ed ot, it will be wonderfl#
Read $ebrews ;;+;9;D# This is a very remar)able Word to s, !Faith#" .verything depends
pon or believing (od# If we are saved, it is only becase (od-s Word says so# We cannot rest pon
or feelings# We cannot do anything withot a living faith# It is srely (od $imself who comes to s
in the person of $is beloved Son and so strengthens s that we reali&e that or body is srronded by
the power of (od, lifting s into the almightiness of $is power# 1ll things are possible to s in (od#
The prpose of (od for s is that we might be in the earth for a manifestation of $is glory, that every
time satanic power is confronted, (od might be able to say of s as $e did of @ob, !What do yo thin)
abot him6" (od wants s so manifested in $is divine plan in the earth that Satan shall have to hear
(od# The 8oy of the Lord can be so manifested
in s in this meeting that we shall be so filled with (od that we shall be able to reb)e the
power of the devil#
(od has showed me in the night watches that everything that is not of faith is sin# I have seen
this in the Word so many times# (od wants so to bring s in harmony with $is will that we will see
that if we do not come right p to the Word of (od, to believe it all, there is something in s that is
not prely sanctified to accept the flness of $is Word# 3any people are ptting their hman wisdom
right in the place of (od and (od is not able to give the best becase the hman is so confronting
(od# (od is not able to get the best throgh s ntil the hman is dissolved#
!###faith is the sbstance of things hoped for###" C$ebrews ;;+;F# I want to spea) abot
!sbstance," it is a remar)able word# 3any people come to me and say, !I want things tangible# I
want something to appeal to my hman reasoning#" Brother, everything that yo cannot see is eternal#
.verything yo can see is natral and fadeth away# .verything yo see in this tent will fade away and
will be consmed bt that which yo cannot see, which is more real than yo, is the sbstance of all
things, which is (od in the hman sol, mightier than yo by a million times# Beloved, we have to go
ot and be faced with all evil powers# .ven yor own heart, if it is not entirely immersed in the
Spirit, will deceive yo# So I am praying that there shall not be a vestige of yor hman natre that
shall not be clothed pon with the power of the Spirit# I pray that the Spirit of the living (od may be
so imparted to yor heart that nothing shall in any way be able to move yo after this meeting, !###faith
is the sbstance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" C$ebrews ;;+;F# (od has
mightily blessed to me First 0eter ;+<J+
Being born again, not of corrptible seed, bt of incorrptible, by
the word of (od, which liveth and abideth for ever
We read, !In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with (od, and the Word was
(od" C@ohn ;+;F# Then we read that !###the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among s, Cand we
beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,F fll of grace and trth C@ohn ;+;?F#
1nd $e is in the midst of s manifested# $is disciples went ot and manifested that they had seen and
handled $im, the Word of life#
If yo trn to Second 0eter ;+?, yo will find that we have received $is divine natre which is
infinite power, infinite )nowledge, infinite pleasre, infinite revelation# Bt people are missing it
becase we have failed to apply it# Bt (od is ma)ing p a people who will have to be a !firstfrits#"
By simple faith yo entered in and claimed yor rights and became Christians, being born again
becase yo believed# Bt there is something different in )nowing (od, in having fellowship with
$imB there are heights and depths in this wonderfl blessing in the )nowledge of $im# $man
wea)ness, helplessness, impossibility# .verybody can see @acob, bt do not forget, beloved, that (od
changed @acob into Israel# The $oly (host wants everybody to see the nveiling of @ess# The
nveiling of @ess is to ta)e away yorself and to place $imself in sB to ta)e away all yor hman
wea)ness and pt within yo that wonderfl Word of eternal power, of eternal life, which ma)es yo
believe that all things are possible#
1 man travelled with me from 3ontreal to Lancover and then on ship to *ew 2ealand# $e
was a dealer of race horses# It seemed he cold not leave me# $e was frivolos and tal)ed abot
races, bt he cold not )eep his end p# I did not strggle to )eep p my end becase mine is a living
power# *o person who has @ess as the inward power of his body needs to be trembling when Satan
comes arond# 1ll he has to do is to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord#
This man entered into a good deal of frivolity and tal) of this world# Toching a certain island
of the Fi8i grop, we all went ot and (od gave me wonderfl liberty in preaching# The man came
bac) afterwardsB he did not go to his racing and card9playing chms# $e came stealing bac) to the
ship and with tears in his eyes, he said, !I am dying# I have been bitten by a reptile#" $is s)in had
trned to a dar) green and his leg was swollen# !Can yo help me6" he as)ed# If we only )new the
power of (od5 If we are in a place of sbstance, of reality, of ideal prpose, it is not hmanB we are
dealing with almightiness# I have a present (od, I have a living faith, and the living faith is the Word
and the Word is life, and the Word is e/ipment, and the Lord is 8st the same yesterday, and today,
and forever C$ebrews ;J+HF# 0lacing my hand pon the serpent bite, I said, !In the name of @ess,
come ot5" $e loo)ed at me and the tears came# The swelling went down before his eyes and he was
perfect in a moment#
:es, !Faith is the sbstance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen#" Faith is that
which came into me when I believed# I was born of the incorrptible Word by the living virte, life
and personality of (od# I was instantly changed from natre to grace# I became a servant of (od, and I
became an enemy of nrighteosness#
The $oly (host wold have s clearly nderstand that we are a million times bigger than we
)now# .very Christian in this place has no conception of what yo are# 3y heart is so big that I want
to loo) in yor faces and tell yo if yo only )new what yo had, yor body wold scarcely be able to
contain yo# ,h, that (od shall so bring s into divine attractiveness by $is almightiness that the
whole of or bodies shall wa)e p to resrrection force, to the divine, inward flow of eternal power
corsing throgh the hman frame#
Let s read .phesians ?+E,H,;;9;J+
Bt nto every one of s is given grace according to the measre of
the gift of Christ# Wherefore he saith, When he ascended p on
high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts nto men### 1nd he
gave some, apostlesB and some, prophetsB and some, evangelistsB
and some, pastors and teachersB For the perfecting of the saints,
for the wor) of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ+
Till we all come in the nity of the faith, and of the )nowledge of the Son of (od, nto a
perfect man, nto the measre of the statre of the flness of Christ#
(od too) yo into $is pavilion and began to clothe pon yo and give yo the gifts of the
Spirit that in that ministry by the power of (od yo shold bring all the Chrch into the perfect
possession of the flness of Christ# ,h, the wonder of it5 ,h, the adaptability of $is e/ipment5
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !(od has designed it# In the pavilion of $is
splendor, with the ma8esty of $is glory $e comes, and toching hman wea)ness, beatifies it in the
Spirit of holiness till the effectiveness of this wonderfl sonship is made manifest in s, till we all
become the edification of the flness of Christ#"
I believe (od wants something to be in yo this morning that cold never be nless yo cease
to be for yorself# (od wants that yo shold be for (od, to be for everybody# Bt, oh, to have the
toch of (od5 Beloved, the $oly (host is the Comforter# The $oly (host came not to spea) of
$imself, bt $e came to nveil $im who said, !Ta)e my yo)e pon yo, and learn of meB for I am
mee) and lowly in heart+ and ye shall find rest nto yor sols" C3atthew ;;+<>F# The $oly (host
came to thrill thee with resrrection power and that tho sholdest be anointed with fresh oil rnning
over in the splendor of $is almightiness# Then right throgh thee shall come forth a river of divine
nction that shall sstain thee in the bitterest place, and /ic)en the deadest formality and say to the
wea), !Be strong" and to them that have no might, !The Lord of hosts is here to comfort thee#" (od
wold have s to be li)e the rising of the sn, filled with the rays of heaven, all the time beaming forth
the gladness of the Spirit of the 1lmighty# 0ossibility is the greatest thing of yor life#
I came in the tent yesterday afternoon# *o one bt myself cold nderstand my feelings# Was it
emotion6 *o, it was an inward inspiration to find hearts that (od had toched and Mthat hadN met me
with sch love it was almost more than I cold bear# I have to than) (od for it and ta)e corage that
$e has been with me in the past, and $e will be with me in the ftre# Brother and sister, I am
satisfied that love is the essential# Love is of (odB nay, love is (od# Love is the Trinity wor)ing in
the hman to brea) it p that it may be displaced with (od-s flness#
When I was ministering to the sic), there came a man amongst the crowd# If yo had seen him,
yor heart wold have ached for him# $e was shrivelled, wea)ened, his chee) bones stic)ing otB
eyes sn), nec) all shrivelled % 8st a form# $is coat hng on him as yo wold pt it on some stic)#
$e whispered, for he cold only spea) with a breath of voice, !Can yo help me6" I as)ed !What is
it6" $e said that he had had a cancer on his stomach and on the operation table they had ta)en away
the cancer bt in the operation they moved the !swallow," so the man cold not swallow# $e said, !I
have tried to ta)e the 8ice of a cherry today bt it wold not go down#" Then he plled ot a tbe
abot nine inches long, which had a cp at the top# $e whispered, !I have a hole in my stomach# 1s I
por li/id in, my stomach receives that# I have been living three months in that way#"
:o cold call it a shadow of life he was living# Cold I help him6 Loo)5 This Boo) can help
anybody# This Boo) is the essence of life# (od moves as yo believe# This Boo) is the Word of (od#
Cold I help him6 I said, !,n the athority of this Word, this night yo shall have a big spper#" Bt
he said he cold not eat# !4o as I tell yo," I answered# !$ow cold it be6" !It is time," I said, !to go
and eat a good spper#" $e went home and told his wife# She cold not nderstand it# She said, !:o
cannot eat# :o cannot swallow#" Bt he whispered, !The man said I had to do it#" $e got hngry and
more hngry and ventred# !I will try it#" $is wife got it ready# $e got a moth fll and it went down
8st as easy as possible and he went on ta)ing food ntil he was filled p# Then he and his wife had
one of the biggest times of their lives# The ne't morning he was so fll of 8oy becase he had eaten
again# $e loo)ed down in criosity to see the hole and fond that (od had closed it p5
Bt yo as), !Can $e do it for me6" !:es, if yo believe it#" Brother, faith is the victory#
$ere I am, so than)fl this morning# Thirty years ago this body yo see was sic) and helpless and
dying# (od, in an instant, healed me# I am now si'ty9five years within a day or two and so free and
healthyB oh, it is wonderfl5 There are people in this place who oght to be healed in a moment#
0eople who oght to receive the $oly (host in a moment# The power of possibility is in the reach of
every man# The $oly (host is fll of the rising tide# .very one of s can be filled to overflowing#
(od is here with $is divine prpose to change or wea)ness into mighty strength and faith# The Word
of (od5 ,h, brother, sister, have yo got it6 It is marrow to yor bones# It is nction# It is resrrection
from every wea)ness, it is life from the dead#
If there is anything I want to sha)e yo loose from, it is having a word of faith withot the
power of it# What are we here for6 Srely we are not to hear only, we are to obey# ,bedience is
better than sacrifice# (od the $oly (host wold give s sch a revelation of Christ that we wold go
away as men who had seen the )ing# We wold go away with or faces lit p with the brilliancy of
heaven#
$ow many in this place are willing to believe6 The people who wold li)e (od to )now they
are in sincerity and they will do whatever $is Spirit tells them, rise p and wal) to the front and cry
to (od ntil yo have all yo want# Let (od have $is way# Toch (od this morning# Faith is the
victory#
3essage at 0entecostal Camp 3eeting Ber)eley, California
Sonship, @ne <, ;><?
Let s read this morning the third chapter of the First .pistle of @ohn#
This is one of those remar)able passages which is e'hastless# So whatever time the Lord
may permit s to be together this morning we shall find that we are still in a place of more hnger for
this divine proposition of (od# (od wants all $is believers to nderstand these words which have
been written#
Inheriting The Scriptres
It is the believer-s attitde, his inspiration, his divine ability, a place where he rests in faith, a
place where (od has done something marvelos for him# $e has ta)en him ot of the world# It is a
remar)able word that @ess said, !I pray not that tho sholdest ta)e them ot of the world### They are
not of the world###" C@ohn ;E+;A,;IF# It is a great trth for s to nderstand# 1nd in this glorios
position of (od-s own we come to a place where we )now with confidence, we say it withot fear of
contradiction of or own heart or even the contradiction of otside voices, !Beloved, now are we the
sons of (od#"
Beloved, I want s to e'amine orselves as the Word comes forth as there are any amont of
Scriptres which are definitely prposed of (od that we shold inherit them bt we do not come into
line to claim them# Remember this, there are any amont of things yo may /ote withot having the
essential of the reality of the fact of the prodction of them# I want s to have something more than the
literal word# Words are of no importance withot they have nction of the assrance of the abiding of
those words# Let me say a few things which are contained in the Scriptres that oght to be ors# $ere
is one+ !Beloved, now are we the sons of (od###" C; @ohn J+<F# That is Scriptre# That is divine# That
is for s, bt it is another thing altogether to have it# $ere is another word+ !###he that doeth
righteosness is righteos, even as he is righteos" C; @ohn J+EF# There is also another word I want to
give yo# It is also a word which is sed by most believers+ !###greater is he that is in yo, than he that
is in the world" C; @ohn ?+?F# That is /oted by many people, bt may (od reveal nto s the meaning
is something more than saying it# :o can /ote these words and yo )now all the time yo are
failres withot being in the place of victory#
1ny person that has come to the place of this word, !###greater is he that is in yo, than he that
is in the world," which is a divine proposition, is mightier than all the powers of dar)ness, is
mightier than the power of disease, mightier than his own self# There is something reigning spremely
great in him more than in the world when he is in that place# Bt beloved, we mst come to the place
of a )nowledge# It is not sfficient for yo to /ote the Word of (od# :o never come to a place of
righteosness, of trth, ntil yo are in possession of these things which I am giving yo by the Word#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !(od, who has divinely broght forth the Word by
the power of $is might throgh $is Son, gave it displacement in the hman sol that the hman may be
dried p, withered by (od, coming in by the force of living power#"
Beloved, (od wants s to be something more than ordinary people# Remember this,
whosoever yo are, if yo are ordinary yo have not toched the ideal principles of (od# The only
thing that (od has for a man is to be e'traordinary# (od has no room for an ordinary man# There are
millions of ordinary people in the world# They are only conted as nations, as people# Bt when (od
lays hold of a man $e ma)es him e'traordinary in personality, power, nction, thoght and activity#
!Beloved, now are we the sons of (od#" It is a divine plan# It is a divine will in the plan# (od
has not anything $e does not mean s to possess# (od means s to possess all these things# !Beloved,
now are we the sons of (od#" (od has sch prposes to perform in s that $e has a great desire to
tter these words in or heart that we may rise, that we may claim, that we may be ambitios, that we
may be covetos, that there may be something in s that nothing can satisfy s withot we not only tow
the line bt live in the line and claim the whole thing as ors# (od mst have it to be so#
:o will never reach ideal prposes on any line withot that Word becomes the epistle# :o
become the living epistle by the power of the $oly (host % nay, yo become the living force of the
epistle of the revelation of (od, the incarnation of the personality of $is presence in the hman sol
till yo )now yo are sons# Son9li)eness, son9desires, son9 e'pressions, son9activities# Loo) at $im5
See $im5 $e is the most beatifl of all# $e is the most glorios, (od9impassioned, a body filled
with all the flness of (od, coming forth in the glory of the ma8esty of $is Father, and $e stands in the
earth, flesh#
1h, bt loo)5 Read with me Romans H+J# It is a good word to concentrate on for a moment#
For what the law cold not do, in that it was wea) throgh the
flesh, (od sending his own Son in the li)eness of sinfl flesh, and
for sin, condemned sin in the flesh#
There is or very image, natral wea)ness# @ess made of a woman, flesh after or flesh#
Loo) at $ebrews <+;?, for there will be an e'pression of beatitde for yo# $ear)en5
Forasmch then as the children are parta)ers of flesh and blood, he
also himself li)ewise too) part of the sameB that throgh death he
might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil#
,h, I li)e that thoght5 The manifestation of the power of (od# (od came and indwelt that
flesh, that wea)ness, that law for yo# $e came in, chanted it, lived in it, moved in it and they beheld
$im as the Son of (od#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !:es, it was the prpose of almightiness to swing
throgh wea)ness and 8st /ic)en it by $is mighty power till flesh became the habitation of (od in
the Spirit#"
Beloved, there is the principle, there is the remar)able position of every sol in this place to
be so inhabited by @ess that yo become a living personality of (od-s ideal Son# It is very
remar)able, it is very beatifl# (od has these divine plans for s becase so many people believe
becase they are natral they are always to be in the place of wea)ness# Beloved, yor wea)nesses
have to be swallowed p with the ideal of $im who never failed#
.very time $e was tried $e came ot victorios# .very time $e was oppressed % never
mind, it did not matter what happened# $e !###was in all points tempted li)e as we are, yet withot
sin" C$ebrews ?+;AF# 1 prpose there that $e might be able to sccor all who were tempted and tried
and oppressed in any way# $e was the great embodiment of personality from (od to the hman life to
nveil s in or wea)nesses to behold $is mightiness throgh s that we might be strong in the Lord#
0raise the Lord5
It-s all right now, it-s all right now,
For @ess is my Savior and it-s all right now#
Beloved, there is something very definitely appropriate for this morning-s address in that# It is
always all right when $e is almighty# Then we are all right# The Word of (od says+
Therefore being 8stified by faith, we have peace with (od
throgh or Lord @ess Christ+ By whom also we have access by
faith into this grace wherein we stand, and re8oice in hope of the
glory of (od# Romans A+;9<
It is a great position# It is to be saved by this immensity of power, this great inflow of life, this
great flness of (od# This wonderfl inhabiting of the Spirit to come right into the hman sol and
sha)e the hs)s away, sha)e the mind5
4ivinely 1d8sted
,h, how many people have lost ot becase the mind and the head are too big5 If only (od
cold ct or heads off and get to the heart5 The head is too big, the mind is too active, and the whole
thing is too natral, therefore (od cannot get $is way# 3ay (od sweep throgh s today and show s
that the only thing that is ever going to help s is the heart# !For with the heart man believeth nto
righteosness###" CRomans ;D+;DF# It is the heart where we believe in faith# It is the heart that is
inhabited by the Spirit# It is the heart that is moved by (od# The mind is always secondary#
The tonge is the third position# The heart conceives, the mind reflects, and the moth is
operated# Bt yo mst not try to reverse the order# Some people are all tonge, neither head nor
heart# Bt when $e comes in, there is perfect order# It is as right as rain# Loo) how it comes5 The
heart, the conceptionB the heart, the inflowingB the heart, the great place of ventilating till it flows
throgh and /ic)ens the members of the mind, till the reflection is wonderfl# 1nd then the operation
of the tonge brings ot the glory of the Lord#
T,*(7.S 1*4 I*T.R0R.T1TI,*+ !,h, it was the love that flowed from Calvary that
moved with compassion for the mighty need of the world-s cry# It entered the heart of the Father and
nveiled $is love to the world, gave s $is Son in affection and the wor) was done#"
0raise the Lord5 Then it is done# It is perfectly done# The Scriptres are perfect, the sacrifice
is perfect, the revelation is perfect, and everything is so divinely ad8sted by almightiness that every