Saturday, December 20, 2008

Smith Wigglesworth on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

I have often tried to explain what it is like when the Spirit of God comes and dwells IN a person. When He Baptises them with fire He is in us and we are in Him. Like a water glass in an ocean. Filled and immersed (Baptized). Smith Wigglesworth was a great man and a personal hero of the faith for me. He died in the 40s. Here is how he tried to explain all this. It's good to consider.

There is a difference between the Spirit being in you and the Spirit being with you. For instance, we are getting light now from outside this building. This is exactly the position of every believer that is not baptized with the Holy Ghost. The Spirit is with every person that is not baptized, and they have light from the outside. But suppose all the light that is coming through the window was inside.

That is exactly what is to be taking place. We have revelation from outside, revelation in many ways by the Spirit, but after He comes inside, it is revelation from inside which will make things outside right.

We are baptizing people in water, remembering that they are put to death, because every believer ought to be covered. Every believer must be put to death in water baptism. The baptism of the Spirit is to be planted deeper until there is not a part of you that is left. There is a manifestation of the power of the new creation by the Holy Spirit right in our mortal bodies.

Where once we were, now He reigns supreme, manifesting the very Christ inside of us, the Holy Ghost fulfilling all things right there.

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