You’ve read in previous blog entries the statement, the greater the intimacy, the greater the power. Allow me to emphasize this again by an example shown through the life and ministry of Smith Wigglesworth.
For the past few days, I have been reading through some dozen or so books from my library about Smith Wiggleworth’s life and ministry. In book after book, I read about Smith’s communion with the Spirit of God. It is said of Smith that he wouldn’t go thirty minutes without communing with the Holy Spirit. Oft times, it might be just a sentence or two. Nevertheless, Smith recognized that if the Comforter had truly been commissioned to walk alongside him (the Parakletos … a compound Greek word signifying the Holy Spirit’s assignment to be with us, constantly enabling us), it would only be prudent to dialogue with Him. The greater the communion, the greater the intimacy. The greater the intimacy, the greater the power.
It would be safe to say that the man that was used by the Holy Spirit to bring back 14 people from the dead would serve as a great example on how to be used by God’s Spirit. Let’s learn from Smith’s example. Let’s learn to commune with Him throughout the day. By our conversation, let’s acknowledge His presence as He walks alongside us. As we welcome Him in our daily life, He’ll begin to demonstrate His presence and power. Life will never ever be the same again.