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Smith Wigglesworth

“The bringing together of the emphasis on the Word and the emphasis on the Spirit”


In 1947 the early evangelist and Pentecostal pioneer Smith Wigglesworth gave a prophecy that the Holy Spirit would move across Great Britain, resulting in a great revival and a move away from traditional churches. At The Way of the Spirit we believe we are part of receiving this blessing of the Spirit, and we serve only to help others receive it and the life it brings. You can read Smith Wigglesworth’s full prophecy below.

1947 prophecy

“During the next few decades there will be two distinct moves of the Holy Spirit across the church in Great Britain. The first move will affect every church that is open to receive it, and will be characterised by a restoration of the baptism and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

“The second move of the Holy Spirit will result in people leaving historic churches and planting new churches.

“In the duration of each of these moves, the people who are involved will say, ‘This is a great revival.’ But the Lord says, ‘No, neither is this the great revival but both are steps towards it.’

“When the new church phase is on the wane, there will be evidence in the churches of something that has not been seen before: a coming together of those with an emphasis on the word and those with an emphasis on the Spirit. When the word and the Spirit come together, there will be the biggest move of the Holy Spirit that the nation, and indeed, the world has ever seen. It will mark the beginning of a revival that will eclipse anything that has been witnessed within these shores, even the Wesleyan and Welsh revivals of former years. The outpouring of God’s Spirit will flow over from the United Kingdom to mainland Europe, and from there, will begin a missionary move to the ends of the earth.”

The Way of the Spirit works to bring bringing together of the emphasis on the Word and the emphasis on the Spirit in Bible teaching, just as Wigglesworth prophesied. It is our hope and prayer that we humbly and prayerfully contribute to the fulfilment of this prophecy.