SWEDEN AND DENMARK February-May 1921
Report published in Confidence, p. 23 April - June 1921
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,
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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.
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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 people, and there are rows
of people each night seeking salvation.”
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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.
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Report published in Confidence, p. 22-23, 26
April - June 1922
The Very Same Jesus. Divine Healing
in Scandinavia, etc.
“That, which we have seen and heard,
declare we unto you.” 1 John i., 3.
The Writer (whose personal testimony was
in the last issue of “Confidence”) had the privilege
for three months last year to be in the centre of Mr. Smith
Wigglesworth’s meetings in both Sweden and Denmark.
It was a time of visitation from on high. I dare to say that
hundreds of people received Jesus as their Saviour, thousands
were healed from all kinds of diseases, also thousands of
believers awoke to a new life, and many, many received the
Baptism of the Holy Ghost as on the day of Pentecost. For
all this we give glory to Jesus. Here are a few examples of
miracles my eyes have seen.
I will begin with the first meeting I attended.
It was in OREBRO (Sweden) where at that time there was held
a Pentecostal Convention. I came to seek help myself, being
worn out with long unbroken service in the Lord’s work.
I had not heard of Mr. Wigglesworth before, but I knew that
Pastor Barratt, my spiritual father, was there. The next day
there was a meeting for healing. After the preaching service
I went forward into the other hall and I was surprised to
find in a few minutes a crowd following. The hall was soon
full with a queue of hundreds of men and women patiently waiting
for a touch of God through His servant, and, glory to God,
we were not disappointed. As hands were laid upon me the power
of God went through me in a mighty way. I was immediately
It was wonderful to notice, as the ministry
continued, the effect upon the people as the power of the
Lord came over them. Some lifted their hands, crying, “I
am healed! I am healed!” Some fell on the platform overpowered
by the power of the Spirit, having to be helped down. Others
walked away as in a dream; others as drunk with new wine,
lost to everything but God; but all had faces as transfigured
with the glory of the Lord and magnifying Jesus.
A young blind girl, as she was ministered
to, cried out, “Oh, how many windows there are in this
hall!” During the three weeks the meetings continued
the great chapel was crowded daily, multitudes being healed
and many saved. The testimony meetings were wonderful. One
said, “I was deaf, they prayed, and Jesus healed me.”
Another, “I had consumption, and I am free,” and
In the smaller hall, set apart for those
seeking the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, I shall never forget
the sight, how the people with eyes closed and hearts up-lifted
to God waited. Did the Holy Spirit fall upon them? Of course
He did. Here also many were healed. At another place there
was a young man whose body was spoiled because of sin, but
the Lord is merciful with sinners. He was anointed, and when
hands were laid on, the power of God went mightily over him.
He said, “I am healed,” but being broken down,
he cried as a little child confessing his sin; at the same
moment the Lord saved him. Glory to God! He went into the
large hall and testified to salvation and healing.
Here long queues waited for hours to get
in. The hall held 1,800 people. At nearly every meeting crowds
were unable to enter the building, but they waited on often
hours and hours for the chance, if any left the building,
to step into the place. Here a man with two crutches, his
whole body shaking with palsy, is lifted on to the platform.
(Behind him five or six hundred more are waiting for help.)
This man is anointed and hands laid upon him in the Name of
Jesus. He is still shaking. Then he drops one crutch, and
after a short time the other one. His body is still shaking,
but he takes the first step out in faith! Will it be? He lifts
one foot and then the other, walks round the platform. The
onlookers rejoice with him. Now he walks around the auditorium.
During this meeting a woman began to shout
and shout. The preacher told her to be quiet, but instead
she jumped up on a chair, flourishing her arms about, and
crying, “I am healed! I am healed! I had cancer in my
mouth, and I was unsaved; but during, the meeting, as I listened
to the word of God, the Lord has saved me and healed me of
cancer in my mouth.” She shouts again, “I am saved!
I am saved! I am healed of cancer!” She was quite beside
herself. The people laughed and cried together.
Here was another woman unable to walk, sitting
on a chair as she was ministered to. Her experience was the
same as hundreds of the others. She rose up, looking around,
wondering if after all it was a dream. Suddenly she laughed
and said, “My leg is healed.” Afterwards she said,
“I am not saved,” and streams of tears ran down
her face. They prayed for her, and later she left the meeting
healed and saved and full of joy. We have a wonderful Saviour;
glory to His Holy Name!
Pastor T.B. Barratt
MIRACLES IN NORWAY.
Out of many, many, I quote two taken from
Pastor Barratt’s paper, “Korsets Seir” (the
Victory of the Cross). A man and his son came in a taxi to
a meeting. Both had crutches. The father had been in bed two
years and was unable to put his leg to the ground. He was
ministered to. He dropped both crutches, walking and praising
God. When the son saw this he cried out. “Help me too,”
and after a little while father and son, without crutches
and without taxi, walked away from the hall together. That
word again is manifested; the same Jesus, the wonder-working
Jesus is just the same today.
my homeland! During three weeks thousands
daily attended the meetings. Each morning two or three hundred
were ministered to for healing. Each evening the platform
was surrounded. Again and again, as each throng retired another
company came forward seeking salvation. Here many were baptised
in the Holy Ghost. The testimony meetings were wonderful.
Now I will close with a vision a brother
had who attended these meetings. He was lost in intercession
for the hundreds of sick waiting to be ministered to for healing.
He saw an opening from the platform, where the sick were,
right into the glory. He saw wonderful beings in the form
of men resting who, with interest, looked on. Again he looked
at the platform and saw a heavenly Being clothed in white,
who all the time was more active than any other in helping
the sick, and when He touched them the effect was wonderful.
Bent forms were made straight, their eyes shone, they began
to glorify and praise the Lord. A Voice said: “Healings
are the smallest of all gifts; it is but a drop in the bucket
in view of what God has in store for His children. Ye shall
do greater works than these.”
I pray that the Lord may be magnified by
this attestation to signs, wonders, and mighty deeds, and
that there may be a multiplication in every land that shall
redound to the glory of God.
Written by Anna Lewini, 149 Winston Road,
Stoke Newington, London.
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Report published in Pentecostal Evangel, p.
13 May 14, 1921
ANNUAL CONVENTION AT OREBRO, SWEDEN
A Baptist church seating about 2000 people
was rented for the purpose. We had a wonderful time, the most
refreshing convention we have been in for a long time. About
200 preachers and missionaries were present, among them Bro.
Andrew Fraser from Chicago, Bro. Smith-Wigglesworth from England,
and Bro. Benj. Schilling from Berlin, and Bro. T. B. Barratt
These brethren were all used of God in a
blessed way. Bro. Fraser’s straight messages on the
fundamentals were a great uplift. Bro. Wigglesworth is being
used of God in praying for the sick. Bro. Schillings is one
of the pastors in Berlin that is standing for the full Gospel
truths. A goodly number were saved, many sick were healed
and believers were filled with the Holy Ghost. The church
could not hold the crowds. Every hotel in this city of 40,000
On Sunday two other Places were rented for
meetings, and still many could not get in. We are still feeling
the effect’s of this wonderful meeting, and believe
God is preparing His people for still greater things.
We are still watching for the door to open
into Russia and in the meantime feel God wants us to keep
busy for Him here. Pray for us.
Arthur F. Johnson.
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Report published in Pentecostal Evangel, p. 3 July 23, 1921
REVIVALS IN SWITZERLAND AND NORWAY
We are pleased to hear of blessed apostolic
revivals in Switzerland and Norway, where the Lord has greatly
owned the ministry of Bro. Smith Wigglesworth of England.
There were many remarkable healings. Many suffering with cancer,
tumors, tuberculosis, rupture, rheumatism and many other diseases
have been miraculously healed through the prayer of faith.
We read of one man who was suffering with
tuberculosis of the stomach who attended one of our brother’s
meetings in Switzerland. He was brought in a dying condition
on a stretcher in a wagon. By his side was a basket of food,
and a friend, knowing his condition, asked the reason for
its presence. “I shall eat it going back,” was
his simple answer, and he did!
“Four ‘spies,’ sent by
doubting ‘believers’ to detect the counterfeit,
were all convinced of God’s working and are to-day in
Pentecost, one of them filling the place as leader in one
of the assemblies that have sprung up in the wake of the revival.”
Bro. Wigglesworth writes: “Great things
have taken place in Norway and Sweden. The crowds have been
too large for the buildings, so that at times I have had to
move to large open-air meetings, where stands have been erected
for the occasion. The newspapers have described many of the
remarkable healings. A great number have been saved and blessed.
Was four weeks in Stockholm, Sweden, where a place holding
2000 has kept under a mighty revival spirit. Thousands of
handkerchiefs have been sent out with returned testimonies
of blessing and healing.
People have waited outside buildings for
hours in order to get a seat. Pastor Barrett writes that never
before has Norway been stirred like this, and he writes that
the faith and work is continuing.”