SAN FRANSISCO September 1922
Report published in Pentecostal Evangel, p. 8 September 2,
MESSAGES TO INSPIRE FAITH
Brother Smith Wigglesworth of England has
arrived in this country after a mighty ministry in Australia
and New Zealand. A New Zealand newspaper, reporting our brother’s
meetings says, “Last night two hundred presented themselves
for healing. Many were able to throw away crutches and sticks
immediately. Others with goiter, rheumatism, partial blindness
and deafness. A woman crippled with rheumatism, walks quickly
across the floor; stutterers read the Lord’s prayer
without stuttering. An old woman, deaf and dumb, says ‘Jesus.’
A man whose leg had been broken with a bad mend walks away
smiling and confident without his crutches.”
At the time of writing, Brother Wigglesworth
is preaching at the Glad Tidings Hall, San Francisco, Cal.
He is giving some special teaching on the subject of FAITH.
These messages have been stenographically reported, and we
hope to share them with Evangel readers during the next month
or two. One who read one of these messages remarked, “You
can feel the Spirit back of the message.”
We have three special messages from Miss Elizabeth Sisson,
which will prove a feast to all who read them. Sister Sisson
is now in her eightieth year. but bringing forth fruit in
old age, and writing as freely as she did forty years ago,
but with the added weight of long experience and a marked
Poster courtesy www.gtsf.org
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Report published in Pentecostal Evangel, p. 10 September
A NIGHT LETTER FROM SAN FRANCISCO
Assembly, Bible Training School, and city
are being greatly blessed by the powerful ministry of Smith
Wigglesworth. He is mighty in the Scriptures with the fine
art of hiding himself in God, thus compelling the people to
see Jesus. God is graciously working, saving, healing, baptizing.
Robert J. Craig, founding pastor of Glad Tidings Temple and
Bible Institute, San Francisco
Robert Craig courtesy www.gtsf.org
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SAN JOSE, OAKLAND & SPRINGFIELD
September - October 1922
Report published in Pentecostal Evangel, p. 14 September
The Ministry of Bro. Wigglesworth
and His Future Movements
A number of letters have come to this office
asking If Bro. Smith Wigglesworth can hold meetings at different
assemblies. He is waiting on the Lord about these calls and
is praying about his future movements. He writes us that he
expects to hold meetings in San Jose and Oakland, Cal., during
the latter part of September and the early part of October,
and he hopes that he will be able to start a campaign in Springfield,
Mo., on October 15th. We hope to insert fuller announcement
concerning this last meeting in the next Evangel.
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OPENING OF GLAD TIDINGS BIBLE INSTITUTE,
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.
October 3rd 1922
Report published in Pentecostal Evangel, p. 9 September 30,
GLAD TIDINGS OPENING
San Francisco, Calif.
All is in readiness for the Fourth Yearly
Opening, on Oct. 3rd. of the Glad Tidings Bible Institute.
A large property, 1439 to 1479 Ellis St., one block from the
present location, has recently been purchased for the growing
work of the Tabernacle and Bible Institute.
There are ten buildings at present on these
seven lots. These will speedily be removed to make room for
this commodious, modern building shown here. This will give
a Tabernacle seating twenty-five hundred, and accommodations
for more than one hundred students, also for the Faculty and
Glad Tidings Bible Institute
Hereafter Holy Ghost, inspirational and spiritual
teaching, as indicated by Smith Wigglesworth in his recent
San Francisco meetings, will be the continuous aim in all
the courses at Glad Tidings.
Hereafter there will be a total absence of
all hobbles except to “be filled with the Spirit,”
that outgoing students, on fire for God, and with the Word
in their hearts, may be the most effective in reaching the
lost and building up Christ’s kingdom at home and abroad.
A larger attendance than ever is assured
this year. Applicants desiring illustrated data, address Pastor
R J. Craig, General Presbyter, Assemblies of God, 1536 Ellis
St., San Francisco, Calif.
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SAN DIEGO, CALIF.
October 2nd 1922
Testimony published in Pentecostal Evangel, p. 9 June 20,
A SUDDEN HEALING
I slipped on the fatal peeling and fell on
Broadway, San Diego, in February, 1921, and as was afterwards
discovered, fractured the coccyx, and so severely wrenched
the hips and pelvic bones that I became a great sufferer.
As the broken bone was not discovered and set until about
two months after the accident, the constant pain and irritation
caused a general inflammation of the nervous system, and the
long delay in getting the bone set, made it impossible to
heal, so that my condition steadily growing worse I was taken
to the hospital and the bone removed about a month after it
had been set. Though the wound healed readily, the nervous
inflammation remained and so for many months longer I was
in constant pain and unable to get around without assistance.
I was taken to the first service held by
Mr. Wigglesworth at the Gospel Tabernacle on the 2nd day of
Oct., 1922. At the close of the service all those who were
sick and in pain and had come for healing were requested to
rise if possible. My husband assisted me to my feet, and as
those were prayed for by the speaker I was instantly healed.
How, I do not know. I only know the Great Physician touched
my body and I was made whole, freed from pain. After I got
home I showed how I could sit down and rise with my hands
above my head; when before it had taken both to push up my
feeble body, and straps on my bed to pull up by. No more use
for them now. I laid down and turned over for the first time
without pain. I shall never cease to praise God for the healing
of my body through the precious blood of Jesus and in His
name. I entreat you to come to Jesus and thou too shalt be
made whole. I walked to the street car alone the next day
and attended the next service and have been “on the
go” ever since. Can give names of friends who can substantiate
all I have written. To Jesus be all the praise and glory.
Mrs. Sanders, 4051 Bay View Court, San Diego, Calif.
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Report published in Pentecostal Evangel, p. 5 September 30,
BROTHER WIGGLESWORTH TO BE IN SPRINGFIELD,
Many have expressed regret that there was
to be no meeting of the General Council this fall, but the
Lord, who is always very good to us, is giving us a meeting
on Convention lines in Springfield, that we believe will be
of immense benefit to all who can be with us.
Since Brother Smith Wigglesworth has been
in this country he has had many calls which he can not fill
at this time, as he believes it is the Lord’s will for
him to return to England. He expects to return to Australia
next year for further ministry, and then to come to America
again and visit a number of assemblies.
He has promised to visit us at the Springfield
headquarters and will stay with us for two and possibly three
The meeting will start Oct. 15th (D.V.) at
the great Convention Hall in which we held the 1920 Council.
We have taken this building for the first ten days.
Reports that have appeared in the Evangel
from time to time of our brother’s ministry might cause
some to think that his ministry is largely on the line of
healing. His main message is to the Pentecostal saints to
stir them up to seek and obtain greater things from God. Bro.
R. J. Craig writes, “God used him wonderfully here in
building up the faith of the saints in San Francisco. He is
just the man now needed in this country to give our people
a true Pentecostal viewpoint when there is a letting down
in so many quarters.”
Mark tells us concerning the early disciples,
“And they went forth and preached every where, the Lord
working with them and confirming the word with signs following.”
This can be said of our Bro. Wigglesworth too, and we believe
that the Lord will make him a real blessing to those who can
be with us.
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Report published in Pentecostal Evangel, p. 12 October 28,
AN EVANGELIST WHO LOVES THE CAUSE
Recently the office of the Missionary Treasurer
was visited by an evangelist of international note, a man
who has been especially honored of God in praying for the
sick. Real miracles of healing have followed him wherever
he has gone. We had not talked with him long until we discovered
the secret of his power.
This man of God is not reaching out after
things for himself, but he has put God first in everything.
The work of the Lord is the chief concern of his life. He
is tremendously concerned that the Gospel be given to as many
as possible before the Lord comes. He stated to us, “I
am not concerned about myself, for the Lord will take care
of me. But I will not consent to hold a campaign unless I
am given the privilege of taking a missionary offering. God
has given me a ministry of faith and I must use it for the
glory of God.”
Some evangelists seem to think that missions
and evangelism do not go well together. They seem to feel
that unless every effort is made to raise money for the expenses
of the meeting that they will not be met and the campaign
will be a financial failure. But here is an evangelist who
has proven that when Missions are put to the front, God takes
care of the running expenses of the campaign and his own needs
as well. It has been a real inspiration to meet such a man.
The evangelist referred to is Smith Wigglesworth, who is
just now opening a campaign in the Convention Hall, in cooperation
with the Assembly of God at Springfield, MO.
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Report published in Pentecostal Evangel, p. 10 December 9,
CHICAGO, ILL. – The evangelistic campaign
conducted by Brother Wigglesworth is over, and eternity alone
can tell what was accomplished. The interest grew with every
service and all those that heard him testified that he was
the best teacher they ever heard. His messages on faith are
simply inspiring. He was very much pleased with his visit
here and I believe that be will come again. A goodly number
were healed: some were saved and received the Baptism: but
I believe the greatest good that he accomplished here was
leading the saints into the deeper truths of God’s Word.
The missionary offering amounted to $456.00. - S. A. Jamieson.
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SPRINGFIELD & CHICAGO
Report published in Latter Rain Evangel, p. 12 November 1922
UNION PENTECOSTAL MEETING
For the first time in the history of the
Pentecostal assemblies of Chicago, there is being held a union
meeting, and the prayer upon every heart of those who love
the blessings of Pentecost is for a city-wide revival. For
months God has been getting us ready for this meeting. The
ministers of the Pentecostal Assemblies (with but one or two
exceptions) have been meeting monthly for prayer, and to foster
a spirit of unity, and the Young People have had several Rallys
during the last year, one on the North Side and another on
the South Side, both deeply spiritual meetings.
Now at this writing (Nov. 1st), the majority
of the Assemblies are in the midst of a large Union Meeting,
some closing down their meetings entirely and others partially.
Evangelist Smith Wigglesworth of Bradford, England, is the
speaker in this campaign extending from Oct. 29th to Nov.
12th. The meeting is held in a large church building belonging
to the Volunteers of America, 1201 W. Washington Boulevard,
which has a seating capacity of 3,000. At the opening service,
a large crowd was present.
“Dare to believe God !” is the
slogan of the Evangelist. He not only talks faith but acts
it. As he was giving his opening address on Faith he demonstrated
it by calling for five or six in the audience who were suffering
pain to rise. He prayed for them individually and they were
delivered. He has a three-fold message, salvation, healing,
and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and he emphasizes all in
each meeting. The Lord gave results the first day, and we
are expecting great things from Him.
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Report published in Latter Rain Evangel,
p. 12-13 December 1922
OUR UNION MEETINGS
The union Pentecostal Meetings held in Chicago,
Oct. 29 – Nov 12, were times of blessed refreshing.
The large crowds which gathered twice daily to hear the messages
God gave thru Evangelist Smith Wigglesworth of Bradford, England,
were evidence that they were feasting on the Word. “For
fifty years,” said Brother Wigglesworth, “I have
read no other book but the Bible, which my wife taught me
to read,” and the originality and freshness of the God-given
messages convinced his hearers that the price he paid to so
shut himself up with the Word of God, was worth while. He
paid many tributes to the wonderful Word, and his grasp of
the Scriptures created a hunger in a number of ministers’
hearts to know that Word in equal power.
In one of his flashes of inspiration he said,
“Never compare this Book with other books. Comparisons
are dangerous. Other books are of earth; this is of heaven.
Never say that this Book contains the Word of God. It is the
Word of God. Eternal in duration ; incomprehensible in power;
infinite in scope; human in penmanship; present in application.
Read it through; Write it down; Pray it in! Work it out! Pass
He not only preaches the Word of God but
acts it out literally; puts it into practice. To quote him,
“God demands of every believer who bas been baptized
in the Holy Spirit that he should have some ‘acts’.
If you do not have them, you had better get face to face with
God and demand from Him your acts.”
When time was given for testimony in one
of the services, people arose all over the house and testified
to having been healed of many diseases: A woman healed of
heart trouble, another of high blood pressure; a man of heart
trouble, another of gangrene; other healings of broken arches,
a sore limb of which a women had been afflicted for three
years, indigestion of long standing, itching boils, lumbago,
rheumatism after being afflicted thirty-eight years, insomnia,
There were also a number of other healings
which we may publish later. During one of the last meetings
Brother Wigglesworth read an interesting letter from Australia
telling of blessing and healings resultant from his recent
meetings there. The letter in part is as follows:
“It will rejoice your heart to hear
the beautiful testimonies which are still coming in from those
who were helped and blest in your meetings here in Australia.
The dear people do not forget those beautiful spiritual feasts
they had every morning. Do you remember that dear woman in
J,---- who was too ill to be brought in the church? She was
put in the vestry, had to be carried in, was wrapped up in
bandages. Well, she is now a living miracle, is going around
doing her own work as well as anyone. It was a Baptist minister
who brought this woman and he is now seeking to be filled
with the Holy Ghost.
“Brother F. was telling us of a dear
laddie ten years old who did not develop; he was born deficient.
As you prayed with him, he felt something go out of him and
he is now perfectly delivered, and is as intelligent as any
boy. Another lady was suffering with chronic asthma and was
so ill, especially at night. You prayed for her and she is
now perfectly healed. These are lasting cases for which we
give God the glory.
“Not many weeks ago a lady who is a
professor of music, in your meeting at ___ was suffering with
a severe pain at the back of her neck and in her nerves. As
she sat in her seat and heard you give forth the precious
Word of God, she called on the Name of the Lord and was perfectly
healed. She has not had any return of the trouble. An old
lady who was wonderfully healed by the Lord is going around
as happy as can be. She could scarcely walk about the streets,
now is as nimble as a child. It is beautiful to see her. You
will probably remember the family in which you were used of
the Lord in bringing husband and wife together. God continues
to bless that family, and now four of them have received the
baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4.”
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