I am rereading one of my favorite books, “Greater Works” by Smith Wigglesworth. The book consists of sermons that Wigglesworth spoke at various church services, prayer meetings, and Bible studies. If you are familiar with his teachings, then you know that they were radical, full of faith and life-giving. Each time I open the book “Greater Works” I am blessed by what I read. I wanted to share a few quotes from it with you, and recommend it as your next read. Enjoy!
“It is a blessed thing to learn that God’s Word can never fail. Never listen to human plans. God can work mightily when you persist in believing Him in spite of discouragement from the human standpoint…no man looks at the circumstances if he believes. ” (Pg. 19)
“You will never find Jesus missing an opportunity to do good. You will find the he is always more willing to work than we are to give Him an opportunity to work.” (Pg. 28)
“I come across people everywhere I go who are held bound by deceptive conditions, and these conditions have come about simply because they have allowed the Devil to make their minds the place of his strongholds.” ( Pg. 37)
“Oh, if you would only believe God! What would happen? The greatest things. Some have never tasted the grace of God, have never had the peace of God. Unbelief robs them of these blessings. It is possible to hear and yet not perceive the truth. It is possible to read the word and not share in the life it brings. It is necessary for us to have the Holy Spirit to unfold the Word and bring to us the life that is Christ. We can never fully understand the wonders of this redemption until we are full of the Holy Spirit.” (Pg. 40)
“If we get to the place where we take no thought for ourselves, then God takes thought for us; but as long as we are taking thought for ourselves, we are somewhat hindered in this divine order with God. Taking no thought for yourself, no desire for your human self, not seeking anything for your human condition but that God will be glorified in your body and spirit and that He will be the chief Worker on every line–this is divine appointment. This is holy order.” (Pg. 175)
“If you have lost your hunger for God, if you do not have a cry for more of God, you are missing the plan. A cry must come up from us that cannot be satisfied with anything but God…If you ever stop at any point, pick up at the place where you have left off, and begin again under the refining light and power of heaven. God will meet you.” ( Pg. 576)