A53) Further Insights into Smith Wigglesworth's Prediction of a Great Revival, (S. Dobbs, 2009).

This also appears in List C as word No C51,

(For other words which link to this try - A6, A8, A7, A13, C20, C29, A5, A9).

Introduction: The Lord gave me some insights as I was praying a few years ago about Smith Wigglesworth's prophecy "The Great Revival”, (I have only included the central ones here). These came in the same way that I would usually receive a prophecy i.e. as a series of symbolic pictures each with a very clear meaning - this isn't therefore something that I worked out through rational analysis. Click here to see the full prophecy from Smith Wigglesworth.

A Global Revival: I was shown that this prophecy is looking at the Great Revival from a British perspective. This was because Smith Wigglesworth was himself a British man who was mainly prophesying to British Christians. I saw that this does not mean however that the Great global Revival itself will necessarily centre on Britain, start in Britain or that it will have more power in Britain than anywhere else in the world. Today many people are making these assumptions even though this word itself doesn’t actually state these things.

[If God were speaking to another nation about this same revival He may have tailored it to be relevant to them instead of to Britain and the word may then have centred on that other nation instead of the UK. Note; for an e.g. of this see this other prophecy by Hudson Taylor, (click here for the full word). This is also referring to the great end times global revival but it is looking at this from a Russian perspective. Hudson Taylors word states “'In Russia I saw there will come a general all-encompassing national spiritual awakening so great that there could never be another like it. From Russia I saw the awakening spread to many European countries. Now compare that to Smith Wigglesworth’s word which is looking at this global revival from a British perspective, “The out pouring of God's Spirit will flow over from the United Kingdom to the mainland of Europe, and from there will begin a missionary move to the ends of the earth”. One may mistakenly think that these words contradict each; that one states that the great end time’s revival will start in Russia and spread to the rest of the world from there, the other that it will start in the UK. When we take into account who the Lord was addressing in each of these prophecies though and examine the precise wording used it becomes clear that in neither case did God actually say that this global revival would necessarily start in either of these nations. We cannot assume from these prophecies that this is the case therefore.]

[From other words that I witness to I believe that there is going to be a deceptive move from the enemy before this global revival, leading many believers into counterfeits of the Holy Spirit; that many will be deceived into believing that the counterfeit move is the real revival predicted by Smith Wigglesworth. I believe the genuine move of God will follow the counterfeit deceptive move of the enemy by a few years. I also believe the genuine move of God will be most powerful in those nations that have been seeking God most earnestly over the past decades, i.e. many third world nations, especially in Africa but also China as well. That whilst this move of God will also have considerable impact in the western world it will not be as powerful here as in most other parts of the world. The churches of nations will reap what has been sown in the preceding decades and as a result great changes will take place in the global body of Christ.]

S. Dobbs, June 2009.