An excerpt published in Confidence, April-June 1921.
Bro. Smith Wigglesworth (70 Victor Road, Bradford, Yorks.) has been ministering on the Continent. He wrote from Switzerland:
A young woman was dying of consumption, and her doctor had given her up. I laid hands on her in the name of Jesus, and she knew that the disease had passed away. This girl went to the doctor, who examined her and said, “Whatever has taken place, you have no consumption now.” She replied, “Doctor, I have been prayed over; can I tell the people I am healed?” And he said, “Yes, and that I could not heal you.” “If I am to tell will you put it in b!ack and white?” And he gave her a certificate, which I saw. God had healed her.
A man was brought into one of the meetings in a wheel chair. He could not walk except by the aid of two sticks, and even then his locomotion was very slow. I saw him in that helpless condition, and told him about Jesus. Oh, that wonderful name! Glory to God! “They shall call His name Jesus.” I placed my hands upon his head and said, “In the name of Jesus thou art made whole.” This helpless man cried out, “It is done, it is done, Glory to God, it is done!” And he walked out of the building perfectly healed. The man who brought him in the wheel chair and the children said that “father so-and-so is walking.” Praise the Lord! He is the same yesterday, today, and for ever.
Herr Th. Plum (St. Annœsplads, Copenhagen, Denmark) wrote to the Editor of “Confidence” to tell him how God was using Bro. Wigglesworth greatly in Sweden, etc.
Since then he has been with Pastor Barratt in Christiania, and he asks for our prayers. “So far, no buildings have been large enough, and hundreds have been turned away.” After ministering in a hall which holds 3,000, a hall holding 5,000 was to be obtained.
Police on horseback had to control the crowds. “Only by a great squeezing could I get into the hall, assisted by the police officers.” Piles of crutches were left behind, the blind saw, epileptic fits dealt with, etc. “I am at the feet of Jesus, and weep through my address, and God breaks up the peopie, and there are rows of people each night seeking salvation.”
Bro. Wigglesworth writes: “A poor lame man in hospital asked the doctor for leave to attend the meetings, but was refused permission. He was told that if he broke the regulations he would not be permitted to return. He replied that he did not expect that he would have to return, and it was so.” When Bro. Wigglesworth laid hands on him (not knowing all this) he was healed, and left his crutches with the others. The people have given largely to the missionaries and their work.
Bro. Wigglesworth is to re-visit Denmark and Sweden, and later he returns to Switzerland.