Topic: Smith Wigglesworth: Yesterday & Today!
Scripture: Deuteronomy 33 : 19-26
19 They shall call the peoples to the mountain; There they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness; For they shall partake of the abundance of the seas And of treasures hidden in the sand.”
20 And of Gad he said: “Blessed is he who enlarges Gad; He dwells as a lion, And tears the arm and the crown of his head.
21 He provided the first part for himself, Because a lawgiver’s portion was reserved there. He came with the heads of the people; He administered the justice of the Lord, And His judgments with Israel.”
22 And of Dan he said: “Dan is a lion’s whelp; He shall leap from Bashan.”
23 And of Naphtali he said: “O Naphtali, satisfied with favor, And full of the blessing of the Lord, Possess the west and the south.”
24 And of Asher he said: “Asher is most blessed of sons; Let him be favored by his brothers, And let him dip his foot in oil.
25 Your sandals shall be iron and bronze; As your days, so shall your strength be.
26 “There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, Who rides the heavens to help you, And in His excellency on the clouds.
Smith Wigglesworth said something powerful that always pro pels me to keep on developing and improving myself and my relationship with my Father GOD: “If you are in the same place today as you were yesterday, you are a back- slider.” I will say that again, “IF YOU ARE IN THE SAME PLACE TODAY AS YOU WERE YESTERDAY, YOU ARE A BACKSLIDER.” Man is created to grow! You should be able to do things today that you could not do yesterday. You should be able to achieve new and greater things today that you could not achieve yesterday.
Today’s scripture Vs. 25 makes it clear, “AS YOUR DAYS, SO SHALL BE YOUR STRENGTH BE” (Deuteronomy 33:25). This is not just talking about physical strength, but more importantly about spiritual strength. You should be growing stronger and stronger day by day. That can only happen by spending quality time with your Father and with His WORD.
Increasing strength comes as you act on the Word of God and EXERCISE YOUR FAITH in His Word and His mighty unstoppable power. The Holy Ghost is challenging you today: “DON’T BE COM- PLACENT. DON’T BE A BACKSLIDER! STRETCH YOURSELF EVERYDAY!”
Read good books! Learn new things everyday! Sharpen your communication skills! Sharpen other es- sential professional skills too. Don’t just wait and hope that God will favour you even when you make no effort to grow. LET THE FAVOUR OF GOD COMING YOUR WAY MEET WITH AN EX- CELLENT SKILL. THOSE TWO THINGS WILL MAKE YOU IR- RESISTIBLE! Grow in 2021!
Hear this again: “If you are in the same place today as you were yesterday, you are a backslider.” Pray seriously now!
1. Take a song of worship as you’re led.
2. Pray over today’s word as it has ministered to you.
3. Every spirit of stagnancy operating in my life, limiting me in any way and preventing me from growing up, LOOSE YOUR GRIP UPON ME NOW, in Jesus name.
4. I shall grow in grace, day by day, in Jesus name. My knowledge of the grace of God shall increase more and more, day by day, in Jesus name.
5. Pray about today as led now.
Thanks for reading Today’s ODM Devotional 7 May 2021 by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe the founder of the various Manna Prayer Mountain (MPM) worldwide.