by Smith Wigglesworth.
Or “The ‘Go Ye’ of the Holy Ghost.”
Let me read to you from the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. [Ac 1] The word of God is wonderful and I believe that God wants to fill us with his word. He wants us to be so filled with it that no matter where we are, the word will be lived out in us. The word is power, the word is life, the word of God is faith, the word is Jesus and the word of God is everlasting life to him that believeth. “He that [hath] my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life.” [Jn 5.24] And we need to be careful in reading the word; I believe it is too precious to rush over; we have need to “rightly [divide] the word of truth.” [2Ti 2.15] I want to speak to you tonight of the power given by God. Oh the power of the Holy Ghost! the power that quickens, the revealing power, the travailing power! The power that lives and moves! the power that brings about exactly what Jesus said, “When you receive… ye shall have power.” [Ac 1.8, para.] I love to think that Jesus wanted all his people to have power, that he wanted all men to be overcomers. It is the joy God brings within a human life that transforms it by his word and brings it into the place where it knows it is above all, and brings to naught the things that are, because God is in the word. Nothing but this power will do it. Power over sin, power over sickness, power over the devil, power over all the powers of the devil! I know that Jesus revealed by his word these truths—“after that ye shall have power.” [Ac 1.8, para.] I think there is nothing more beautiful to look at than to look at the Jordan in our experiences. The moment that Jesus was baptized in the Holy Ghost there was a manifestation that never appeared in the world before or since. Right there by the Jordan was the Son of God, directly on the Son was the Holy Ghost in the form of a dove, and in the heavens above was the voice of God. [Lk 3.22] It is beautiful to think of how the Trinity is interested in humanity.Continued…