Daily Bread - December 11, 2019 (The Fourth Day - Genesis 1:14-19)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 06:01
Isaiah 61:4 - And they shall build the ancient ruins, they shall raise up
the wastelands of former times, and they shall repair desolate cities -the
wastelands of many generations.

Part 1 ~ God's People Showing Forth His Glory

Jesus stepped into the world of men and proclaimed that He was the One Whom
the Spirit of the Lord was upon. It was Jesus Who came and broke the yoke
of slavery from off of our necks. He destroyed the power that held us
prisoner to sin and death, and has appointed us unto an abundant life (John
12:31, 16:11; Hebrews 2:14; 2 Timothy 1:10; and Colossians 2:15 ; Romans
8:2). In Christ Jesus, we have been given splendor for ashes. He has
anointed us with the Holy Spirit so that we may have joy unspeakable and
full of glory. He has given us the mantle of praise, and made us the
righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (John 17:21-23, 15:11; 1 Peter 1:8,
2:9; 2 Corinthians 5:21).

We have also been appointed by the Lord to live in the Heavenly realm
(Ephesians 1:3, 2:6). Even as Jesus was anointed of God, we have also been
anointed together with Christ, and given the baptism into the Holy Spirit
and fire (John 20:21; 2 Corinthians 1:21; Acts 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 1:5).
We have received His glory that we might testify of it; and live in days of
Heaven on Earth (Deuteronomy 11:21; Matthew 21:43; John 10:10). The
building of the ancient ruins and the restoration of the wastelands speak
of more than just the reconstruction of Jerusalem and the land of Israel;
it reveals how God's people will be reconstructed and empowered to show
forth His glory in the Earth (Ephesians 4:24; 2 Corinthians 6:16; 1 John
2:27; Ezekiel 36:26; Jeremiah 31:31-33; and Hebrews 8:8-11; 1 Corinthians
6:19-20, 3:16; Matthew 5:14).
Daily Bread - December 10, 2019 (The Third Day - Genesis 1:9-13)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 05:32
Isaiah 59:21 - As for me this is my covenant with them says Yahaoh, My
Spirit that is upon you and my word which I put in your mouth shall not
depart from your mouth and from the mouth of your seed and from the mouth
of your seed's seed, says Yahoah, from now on until eternity.

How could have God said more emphatically that we are to continue to speak
His Word -to declare from our own mouths all of His promises and blessings?
As God commanded the children of Israel, He commands us now and forever to
not let the Word of this Law depart from our mouth; but to recite it day
and night that we may observe to do according to all that is written
therein; and then shall our way prosper, and then shall we have
understanding (Joshua 1:8; Psalms 1:2; Hebrews 10:23; and Colossians 3:16;
Philemon 1:6; Romans 10:8). When God refers to the Law, He is not just
referring to the Law of Moses, but to everything He has declared through
the mouth of His prophets since the world began, as well as to the New
Covenant, which we now enjoy (1 Peter 1:10-12; Mathew 5:18; Romans 3:21;
13:8; Luke 11:49-51).

We spend way to much time speculating and talking about things that are
totally irrelevant to what God has declared. If we find ourselves
unsuccessful and lacking those things God has promised, then we should look
to what is coming out of our mouth. Do we have God's Word coming out of our
mouth? His Word being in our mouth is a declaration that we are the seed
referred to as being part of the New Covenant. God promised to place His
word in our mouth by writing it on our hearts and minds (Hebrews 8:10;
10:16; Jeremiah 31:33). We need to stop living by our own perception of
things and our own rational interpretation of the events as men and
circumstance would dictate. Our reflections and understanding of who we are
and what we can do are meaningless heresy. We need to live by the Word of
God, and speak His Word to the wind and the waves of trouble, and prophesy
His blessings over our lives and even adverse circumstances!
Daily Bread - December 9, 2019 (The Second Day - Genesis 1:6-8)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Monday, 09 December 2019 13:43
Isaiah 26:3 - You will keep in perfect peace the one whose mind is firmly
established, for in you he trusts.

The primary Hebrew word used for "trust" is 'batach' which expresses a
sense of wellbeing and security that comes form having someone in whom you
can place your confidence. The Septuagint never uses the Greek word for
faith ('pisteuo') to translate this word, but rather the Greek word which
many translate "hope" (elpitzo) in the New Testament, and should probably
be translated "confidence", instead.

Those who trust in God will live in perfect peace, so long as they keep
their minds stayed upon God; for God can be relied upon to keep all of His
promises (Isaiah 26:3; Psalms 4:8). This peace God has given us guards our
hearts and minds, and protects us from straying away (Philippians 4:7).
Those who put their trust in God will never be disappointed (Isaiah 28:16,
45:17, 50:7; Romans 9:33; 1 Chronicles 5:20). God has promised to direct
their lives and lead them in the way they should go (Proverbs 3:5-6). They
shall walk in joy and gladness (Psalms 16:9, 33:21).

Above all other things, God has simply called out to mankind from the very
beginning to trust Him (Jeremiah 17:7; Isaiah 30:15; Proverbs 16:20). We
may safely trust in God because He has an unwavering loyalty of love for
us. Everything He has promised, He stands over to perform for those who
will only trust Him; trust Him now.
Daily Bread - December 7, 2019 (The Seventh Day - Genesis 2:1-3)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Monday, 09 December 2019 12:29
Isaiah 58:14 - At that time, you shall delight on account of Yahoah. And I
will cause you to ride upon your high places of the Earth. Also, I will
feed you with the inheritance of Jacob your father, for the mouth of Yahoah
has spoken.

Part 2 ~ The Results of Doing Things God's Way

It is essential we recognize that we are to be separated unto a unique kind
of fast. Instead of afflicting ourselves by not eating food, while all the
time the nature and compassion of God is absent from our hearts, we must
take hold of the knowledge of God (Isaiah 58:3). With the knowledge of
God's will and the compassion of His heart overwhelming us, then we will
give bread to the hungry, we will bring the poor to our houses, we will
clothe the naked. We must understand there is both a spiritual application
as well as a physical. It is not just good enough to give humanitarian aid,
for the spiritual food and the knowledge of the saving grace found only in
Jesus Christ is far more important. We must also recognize, by context,
that these things are first for our own house and the House of God (Isaiah
58:7; 1 John 3:17; Matthew 25:35-40). Many who are orphaned and cast off by
society would easily come to Jesus through such compassion.

Should we be willing to see things God's way and do things God's way, then
those of us who do, will build the old waste places and raise up the
foundation of many generations; and repair the breach between God and His
people; and restore the paths of glory and greatness for the people of God
to live in (Isaiah 58:12). We may recognize from Isaiah chapter 61 that a
part of the Gospel is not only the freedom to live the godly life of Christ
Jesus and walk in splendor, in the anointing of joy, and the mantle of
praise; but also building the ancient ruins and raising up the former
desolations of many generations (Isaiah 61:4). All of these simply refer to
the restoration of greatness in God and the blessing God placed upon
Abraham, which was then also given to his descendants (Genesis 12:2-3,
22:17, 24:1, 27:28-29, 28:14; also Deuteronomy 33:13-16; Galatians
Daily Bread - December 6, 2019 (The Sixth Day - Genesis 1:24-31)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Monday, 09 December 2019 12:27
Isaiah 58:14 - At that time, you shall delight on account of Yahoah. And I
will cause you to ride upon your high places of the Earth. Also, I will
feed you with the inheritance of Jacob your father, for the mouth of Yahoah
has spoken.

Part 1 ~ Consecration to God's Ways

If you want your voice to be heard in the chambers of the Almighty God,
then there are some things you are going to have to do (Isaiah 58:4,9). If
you want the glory of God in your life, and the increase in the anointing
so that you can walk upon the high places of authority in God, then you
must comply with God's demands (Isaiah 58:8; Deuteronomy 32:13). In Isaiah
chapter 58, God describes a list of those demands. We must be willing to
loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the
oppressed go free, and break every yoke (Isaiah 58:6).

This in itself would be a revolution to the way many churches and those who
attend operate. There would be no more holding people under a mandate that
they cannot live free from the tyranny set against the Kingdom of God, and
from disobedience to God himself. It would be absolutely forbidden to walk
in un-forgiveness and resentment towards anyone. There would be a demand
placed on living in the liberty and freedom that is in Christ Jesus. In
this liberty and freedom, we would walk by nature in the Spirit of
Holiness. The bands of wickedness are broken when, as Isaiah said: the
brokenhearted are healed, liberty is proclaimed to the captives, and the
prison doors are opened to those who were bound (Isaiah 61:1).
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