Last year, Bert Farias published the “Amazing 1927 Smith Wigglesworth Message” in which the noted prophet, evangelist and healer stated: “But there will be things that will happen prior to His coming that we shall know. . . You can tell. It is real fire from heaven that is making my utterances come to you to know that He is coming. He is on the way. . . There must be special preparation for the return of Christ and at least half of all believers will be totally unprepared. We have to see that these days have to come before the Lord can come. There has to be a falling away.”
Hmmm. If Wigglesworth—who is known to have raised 14 people from the dead—said that half of the Christians in his generation were not ready for the return of Christ, what must that percentage of those “not ready” be in this generation? Twenty-five percent? Ten percent? Smith continues: “This is the day of purifying. This is the day of holiness. This is the day of separation. This is the day of waking. O God, let us wake today! Let the inner spirit wake into consciousness that God is calling us.”
What words are these for this 21st century Christian confessing crowd: “purifying,” “holiness,” “separation” from the things of this world? This spiritual father must be joking: those words are anathema—or as Apostle Paul would say “accursed”–to most claiming to be part of The LORD Jesus today.
Today, women dress like men. Some men openly long to be women in their relationships with other men. Curse words flow like regular language out of the mouths of some who claim the Name of Christ. Yet all of these ‘ex-sinners’ claiming to be “born again,” at least sometimes, go to one kind of church or another. Fasting and mid-week prayer services that wait upon God’s anointing are unknown devotions in the majority of these “church” fellowships today, but church dinners served by and to vastly overweight members remain the norm. And, really how many of the pastors overseeing these services are born again themselves? If they are not true Christians, then who has placed them to head what are suppose to be God’s churches? Satan, the wicked one, placed them there is the answer.
Wigglesworth adds: “There are in the world two classes of believers. There are believers which are disobedient, or I ought to say there are children which are saved by the power of God which are disobedient children. And there are children which are just the same saved by the power of God who all the time are longing to be more obedient.” Is he saying that only the latter group will be called up to join The LORD Jesus in the clouds as 1 Thessalonians 2: 19 promises: “For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?” Is he saying further that the disobedient children will have to face the horrors of the coming tribulation, or as Paul says, the wrath to come: “. . . for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost (2: 16).”
Truly, as 2016 comes to a close, churches and Christians in the United States are badly in need of revival—real Holy Ghost Spirit-filled revival. And if we don’t earnestly pray for this type of revival to sweep our land soon, these wrong types of churches, as well as this nation, stand very near the final judgment. The wholesale Bible promises in all of its 66 books, that God is coming to judge the earth. And earnest born-again committed Christians will return with Him to judge the earth:
“And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day (2 Thessalonians 1: 7 – 10).”