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Daily Bread - March 1, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Friday, 02 March 2018 08:40
Ephesians 2:18 - For through Him, we are both brought by one Spirit to the

The announcement of peace was the proclamation that all men everywhere have
access back into the Presence of God -an access that was lost the day Adam
sinned (Hebrews 9:8, 12:18-21; Exodus 19:12; Genesis 2:16-17; Romans 5:12).
In this one verse, some of the most important doctrines of the New
Testament are expressed. Let all men most assuredly know there is no way
for anyone anywhere to come to the Father except by Jesus Christ and the
Holy Spirit. Anyone who believes there is another way into the presence of
God, whether Jew or Gentile, is both a thief and a liar (John 10:1-10; Acts

There were Three Who co-participated in the redemption provided for all who
would believe: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God, in His great
love by which He loved us, has reconciled both the Jews, who were near, and
the Gentiles, who were far away. Christ Jesus, the only begotten Son,
provided the remission of sins and redemption through His blood (Matthew
26:28; Colossians 1:20-22; Ephesians 2:13; 1 John 2:2; Revelation 1:5; 1
Peter 1:18-19; John 10:9; Romans 5:2). Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit
together supply the only access available into the Presence of the Father.
It is impossible for religion to provide such an access. Jesus is the Door,
and the Holy Spirit is the One Who enables us to come into this place of
union with the Father (John 3:3-6, 4:24, 6:44, 16:12-13; Titus 3:5; 1
Corinthians 12:13; Romans 8:15). Both the Holy Spirit and the Lord Jesus
intercede for us and equip us in every way to be holy, acceptable, and well
pleasing to the Father (Romans 8:26-27,34; Hebrews 7:25). Christ Jesus has
forever perfected them that are sanctified, and the Holy Spirit is devoted
to perfecting all of our imperfections (Hebrews 7:25, 10:14, 13:21; 1 Peter
5:10; Ephesians 4:13; Philippians 2:12-13).

Jesus purified us with His blood and destroyed the claims of Satan so the
Holy Spirit could come and work the miracle of salvation. By the
resurrection of Jesus from the dead, the power of death was destroyed
(Hebrews 2:14; Colossians 2:14-15). By the blood of Jesus, the Holy Spirit
created a new man and raised up from the ruins of our lives a holy temple
where He could dwell (1 Corinthians 6:15-20, 3:16; Ephesians 2:20-22). Now,
being raised up together with Him, we are seated together with Him in the
Heavenly realm (Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 3:1-2; Romans 6:5). Now we are
the new creation, the circumcision that worships God in the Spirit
(Philippians 3:3; Colossians 2:11; John 4:23-24). By the Holy Spirit, we
receive everything that belongs to Jesus (John 16:13-15). Through the
ministry of the Holy Spirit, we come to know and understand all of the
things of God and learn to function in all of His ways. All of the things
that have been freely given to us by God through Jesus Christ are revealed
by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:9-16).

That which eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart understood are
made known to us by the Spirit so we might fully participate with the will
of the Father. The Holy Spirit guides us as we follow Him into this
Heavenly realm and interact with Him there. As we interact with Him, we
come to know those things that are freely given, and receive all of God's
goodness and glory (Ephesians 3:18-20). He fills us with the love of the
Father, the love of Christ Jesus, the joy of the Lord, and the peace of the
Prince of Peace (Romans 14:17, 8:14, 16; John 17:22; Galatians 5:22-23).
Christ Jesus dwells in us by the Spirit He has given to us, and He is also
revealed through our lives by what the Holy Spirit does through us (John
14:17-19; 1 John 3:24). The Holy Spirit leads us into the Presence of the
Father; and there we are strengthened, taught of God, and continually
matured by His power. In His presence, we go from glory to glory, beholding
His face, because we have received all of His fullness (2 Corinthians
3:17-18; John 1:16, 17:22-23; 2 Corinthians 4:6).

Rejoice and give thanks for God's wonderful salvation! (2 Corinthians 9:15)
Daily Bread - February 28, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:41
1 Thessalonians 5:23 - And the God of peace, Himself, makes you holy in
every way; and shall preserve your entire spirit and soul and body
blameless in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

When Christ Jesus appears, we will be found holy and without blame
-unreproveable and unrebukable (Colossians 1:21-23; 1 Thessalonians
3:12-13). Our faith will be found unto praise, honor, and glory; as there
will be no impurity at all because our entire confidence is in Christ alone
(1 Peter 1:7; Ephesians 1:12; 1 Corinthians 6:20). We are ready to be
revealed that, through the redemption in Christ Jesus, we are without spot
or any spiritual imperfection (1 Timothy 6:14; Revelation 1:5; 1 Peter 1:5;
Colossians 3:4). If this is to be a reality, then people must be taught to
find themselves in Christ Jesus, and to find Christ Jesus in them (John
17:19-23; Philippians 1:21; Galatians 2:20; Romans 6:4-8; Colossians 3:1-3).

Therefore, we warn every man and teach every man in order to present every
man perfect in Christ Jesus (Colossians 1:28-29, 2:10). We reprove and
correct and instruct each person so every person's entire life will be
consecrated unto the Lord Jesus; trusting Him, and Him alone, for
everything. And in this way, we all may be found perfect and thoroughly
furnished unto every good work (2 Timothy 3:15-17). As the ministers of
righteousness, we are to severely correct those who would err in the
doctrine of Jesus Christ. If you do not see Jesus as your only means for
wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and deliverance, then you have
turned away from the faith, and His blood is of no effect for you (1
Corinthians 1:30-31; Romans 8:29-30; Philippians 1:11; Galatians 3:1,

There are too many people who, after having received the liberation of
Christ Jesus, listen to the lies and slander of Satan who condemns and
accuses. The Church has even instituted man-made deliverance programs
through which they hope to deliver those who have not found rest and
deliverance in Christ Jesus. These programs end up only teaching those who
participate in them to trust in the help which comes from men, and never
provide true freedom; but rather, the programs provide a means to mitigate
a defiled conscience and the acceptance of a sinful state (Jeremiah
17:5-6). God's people must turn away from every voice and influence that
would in any way reduce the effects of the redemption in Christ Jesus, or
would cause them to not confess the things God has declared them to be! You
will never be free until you accept His freedom. You will never be washed
from all of your sins until you accept and confess His cleansing. You will
never be righteous until you believe it in your heart God's testimony of
your righteousness (Romans 10:6-17, 1:17; Habakkuk 2:4; Galatians 3:11;
Hebrews 10:37-39; Jeremiah 17:7-8).

Having been washed and cleansed by the blood of Jesus and made a new
creation, we are nothing less than saints -the sons and daughters of the
Most High (Titus 3:4-8; Ephesians 2:4-10; Galatians 2:16-21; 2 Corinthians
5:17-18,21; 1 John 3:1-3). We are those who look to no other source than to
Christ Jesus alone to supply all we need (John 15:3-5; Philippians 4:19).
It was through the power of God you were given eternal life, and it is
through His power you are able to experience abundant life now. It was
through His power you were made a new creation, and it is through His power
you live in all the benefits and blessings of one who is now born of God.
We did not make ourselves righteous and holy, and we cannot keep ourselves
that way; for God is our Keeper. And He, Himself, will both will and do of
His good pleasure within us if we will only believe (Matthew 19:25-26;
Philippians 1:6, 2:13; Philemon 1:6).

Thank God He supplies both the will and the do! (Philippians 2:13)
Daily Bread - February 27, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 07:44
1 Corinthians 10:16 - The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not
fellowship of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a
fellowship of the body of Christ?

There are reasons to believe that when the early Church came together, they
always partook of communion, which may be understood as a fellowship with
the blood and body of Jesus (Acts 2:42, 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:26). One of
the many reasons we need to continually have communion placed before us is
to remind us how it is only by the blood and body of Jesus we are able to
have communion with God. The communion should cause us to remember we are
bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh; and that through this New
Covenant, He has made us one (1 Corinthians 6:15, 10:17; Romans 12:4,5;
Ephesians 4:4, 5:30; Colossians 2:19, 3:15).

The Holy Spirit leads us into the Heavenly realm where we worship God in
the Spirit . The Heavenly realm is the place where Christ Jesus is seated
at the right hand of the Father, or the Heavenly Holies of Holies. It is a
realm of fellowship where we personally interact with God in Spirit and in
truth (Ephesians 1:3, 2:6; Hebrews 6:4, 12:22; John 4:23-24). When we come
into this realm of God's glory, we do so by and through the blood and body
of Jesus (Hebrews 10:19-22). The blood and life of Jesus has given to us
righteousness, purity, and holiness; and we must always remember the source
of our communion (1 John 1:7; Hebrews 9:14; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 Corinthians
1:30, 6:11; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 2:20; Revelation 1:5)

Enter into the rich communion God has provided by the body and blood of
Daily Bread - February 26, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Monday, 26 February 2018 11:53
Isaiah 66:2 - For all these My hand has made, and all of these have been,
declares YHWH. But to this I will look, to the humble and contrite spirit
and trembling at My Word.

Father made known the kind of disposition that is essential if a person
wants to have a relationship with Him. Men have learned how to live lives
of deceit. Their relationships with one another are not rooted in love, but
in selfish motivations. God has invited us into a relationship with
Himself, but He will not tolerate the impure motives and lies that men have
been governed by. When we respond to God's call to fellowship, He provides
us with the Spirit of Truth and takes away the dark and stony heart of
deception (Ezekiel 36:26-27; Hebrews 10:15-17). When we behold the glory
and power of God, we can do nothing less than fall down in humility and
thanksgiving for His loving kindness towards us. If we will take up such a
life of truth that produces humility and neediness, then God will come and
be our Helper and Eternal Friend (Genesis 15:1; James 2:23, 4:10).

The Lord does not want to be honored with mere flattery and superficiality.
He is not impressed with fashionable architecture and gold plated things.
If He is going to dwell anywhere, it is going to be in a place where there
is truth and purity. God does not want to be housed, He wants to be loved
(Deuteronomy 6:5; John 14:23). Men become so wrapped up in their religious
practices that they loose sight of the reality of God, and Who He is.
Steven addressing the leaders of Israel (who were blinded by their
tradition) quoted the first portion of this passage just before he was
stoned (Acts 7:48-50; Isaiah 66:1-2).

God dwells in the highest place of glory above all things (Genesis 14:22; 1
Chronicles 29:11; Psalm 8:1, 103:19, 148:13; Matthew 6:9-13; 1 Timothy
6:13-16; Revelation 19:16, 20:11). He is not there in arrogance and
domination, but in humility and purity (Isaiah 57:15, 66:1-2). Those who
are going to know God and inhabit Eternity with Him must also take upon
themselves the form of a servant and be clothed with humility (Isaiah
57:15; Matthew 18:1-4). Greatness in the kingdom of men arises out of greed
and domination, but greatness in the Kingdom of God is found in humility
and servitude (Luke 22:25-26; Matthew 23:11-12). Jesus made it clear how
those who love Him and keep His Word will be loved of the Father, and They
will come and make Their dwelling with them (John 14:23, 15:9-14). If the
actual Person of God and the uncompromising position of His Word does not
become a reality to us, then we will never humble ourselves before the Most
High and truly be His obedient servants.
Daily Bread - February 24, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Saturday, 24 February 2018 12:31
Romans 8:33 - Who shall lay a charge against God's elect, which God made

Are you washed in the blood, in the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless, are they whiter than snow;
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

There is no power that can wash away sins other than the blood of Jesus
Christ. If we accept what Jesus has done for us through the blood of the
cross, then we can know all our sins have been washed away; and by the
authority of the blood, we stand spotless before the Throne of Grace (Titus
2:14; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 Peter 1:22; Ephesians 5:27; 1 John 1:7,9; 1
Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Peter 1:9, 3:14; Hebrews 1:3, 9:22, 10:10,14,22;
Philippians 2:15). We have been given authority to boldly proclaim that sin
is completely removed by the blood of Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:28;
Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; Hebrews 9:14; 1 John 2:1-2; Romans 6:6,
8:2). There is absolutely no remedy for sin and death but the blood of
Jesus. And anyone who takes the blood of Jesus for their cleansing from sin
has been given the authority to walk in the purity of God and in union with

By the authority of the blood, Satan has no right to accuse us of sin
(Colossians 1:21-22; Romans 8:1). And IF we do sin, the authority of the
blood provides us with the power to be cleansed from any sin we may commit
(1 John 1:7,9, 2:1-2). Although God has made a way in that we should never
sin again, if we do sin, we have the blood of Jesus which will cleanse us
from that sin. As the Mediator and the One Who testifies of the power of
redemption, Jesus forever lives to make intercession for us (Romans 8:34;
Hebrews 7:25; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 8:6, 9:15, 12:24). He is our Advocate
with the Father, Who is faithful and just to cleanse us from all
unrighteousness through the blood He has shed for us. Therefore, no one can
lay any charge to God's elect, for it is Christ Jesus Who has made us
righteous through His own blood. When we stand before the highest seat of
judgement, we are found faultless and blameless because of the blood. The
Greek word 'dikaioo', translated 'justified' by some translations,
literally means to 'make righteous'. We know that He became the 'sin
offering' for us that we might be made the "righteousness of God" in Him (2
Corinthians 5:21).

This is the question each one of us must ask ourselves: do we have the same
judgment concerning ourselves and all those who have been washed in the
blood of the Lamb? God, Himself, is the One Who has made everyone righteous
in the blood of Jesus (Romans 3:21-26, 5:6-11, 8:1-4, 29-34; Acts 13:38-39;
Titus 3:4-7). It is His judgment that through the blood of the everlasting
covenant every stain of sin is removed, and the soul and spirit of man is
made pure and holy (Colossians 1:21-22; Ephesians 4:24; 1 Thessalonians
5:23; Hebrews 13:20-21; Romans 12:1-2). The testimony of God to us is
simply, "Come let us reason together: though your sins be as scarlet, they
shall be white like wool; though they be like crimson, they will be whiter
than snow" (Isaiah 1:18)

Give thanks exceedingly for God's unspeakable Gift! (2 Corinthians 9:15)
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