Daily Bread - June 5, 2019 (The Fourth Day - Genesis 1:14-19)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 05:24
1 John 2:23 - All that deny the Son do not have the Father. He who
confesses the Son also has the Father.

Part 2 ~ The Plurality of Elohim - Father, Son, & Holy Spirit

Many would hope to eliminate a distinction between the Father, Son, and the
Holy Spirit. From a Jewish perspective, the Trinity would be a hard
revelation to fully embrace. The heart of the Jewish belief is "Hear, oh
Israel, Yehoah your Elohim, Yehoah is One" (Deuteronomy 6:4). However, this
does not eliminate the revelation of how God (Elohim/הים ִאל) was revealed
in the plural form and manifested as three distinct individuals even
throughout the Old Testament, albeit in a somewhat veiled manner.

The plurality of the monotheistic Elohim is first observed in Genesis 1:26,
"And God said, 'Let Us make man in Our own image, after Our likeness,'" and
again in Genesis 3:22, "Behold the man is become as one of Us, to know good
and evil." The argument may continue with the distinction made between
Yehoah God and the Spirit of God in Genesis Chapter 1. Also, three are
witnessed with the visitation of those Three Who came to Abraham in the
plain of Mamre when Yehoah appeared to Abraham, certainly not a coincidence
(Genesis 18:2).

And although there are many more examples, let us conclude with the
Scripture Jesus quoted to the Pharisees who were being challenged by the
concept of Jesus being the Son of Yehoah, as well as having always existed
with Him: "The Lord said to my Lord, 'Sit on my right hand until I make
your enemies your footstool.'" This passage is quoted from Psalm 110:1,
which literally reads, "Yehoah said to Adonai (my Lord), 'Sit on my right
hand...'" The question the Pharisees were unable to answer still remains a
puzzle to many today - if David called the Christ his Lord, how then is He
his Son? Let us believe the Word of God: "In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the Word was God... and the Word was made
flesh" (John 1:1, 14).


I love to sing of Who You are,
Merciful and so gracious,
Longsuffering - thats Who You are,
That's Who You are,
Full of lovingkindness,
And truth, Almighty God,
I love to sing of Who You are,
That's Who You are.
(Song of the Spirit)
 
Daily Bread - June 4, 2019 (The Third Day - Genesis 1:9-13)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Tuesday, 04 June 2019 05:37
Romans 1:18 - For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all
ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in
unrighteousness.

You will be visited by the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake,
and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a
whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, And his rebuke with flames of
fire. Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in
the day of the Lord's wrath; But the whole earth shall be devoured by the
fire of his jealousy: For he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them
that dwell in the earth. Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord, Until
the day that I rise up to the prey: For my determination is to gather the
nations, That I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine
indignation, even all my fierce anger: For all the earth shall be devoured
with the fire of my jealousy. For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn
as an oven; And all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be
stubble: And the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of
hosts, That it shall leave them neither root nor branch. (Isaiah 29:6,
66:15; Ezekiel 38:22; Amos 1:4, 7:4; Zephaniah 1:18, 3:8; Malachi 3:2, 4:1)
 
Daily Bread - June 1, 2019 (The Seventh Day - Genesis 2:1-3)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Saturday, 01 June 2019 13:37
1 John 2:23 - All that deny the Son do not have the Father. He who
confesses the Son also has the Father.

Part 1 ~ Father's Promise Is With His Son

It is impossible to have a relationship with the Father unless one is
willing to have a relationship with His Son, Christ Jesus (Matthew
10:32-33; John 5:23; 1 John 5:12; 2 John 1:9). Father redeemed humanity
through His Son. It does not matter who you are, whether Jew or Gentile,
there is no way to the Father but through the Son (Acts 4:12; John 6:45,
14:6).

During the first covenant, God provided a means to approach Him through the
sacrifices prescribed in the Law (Leviticus 1:3; Hebrews 10:1, 8:5, 9:9,
11, 23). All of these sacrifices spoke of the coming Redeemer Who would
deliver mankind from the rebellion of Adam and slavery to a fallen nature
(Romans 5-6; Ephesians 4:24; Hebrews 10:16; 2 Peter 1:4). Today, all that
was declared in the Law has been fulfilled through Jesus Christ (Matthew
5:17; Luke 24:44; John 5:39). God's promise is with His Son, and His people
are those who call upon the Name of Jesus (Joel 2:32; Acts 2:21, 4:12,
22:16; Romans 10:13; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Ephesians 2:15).
 
Daily Bread - May 31, 2019 (The Sixth Day - Genesis 1:24-31)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Friday, 31 May 2019 05:22
1 John 2:21-22 - I have not written because you do not know the truth, but
because you know it, for there is not one lie that is of the truth. Who is
a liar? The one that denies that Jesus is the Christ: He is an antichrist
that denies the Father and the Son.

Part 2 ~ The Father & The Son

Hear oh Israel, Yehoah (YHVH/וֹהָהְי (your God, Yehoah (YHVH/וֹהָהְי (is
One (Deuteronomy 6:4)! The Word, Who was God and was with God became flesh,
and we beheld the glory of the only begotten of the Father (John 1:1, 14).
The Eternal Word was hidden in the bosom of the Father until the time that
He was incarnated into flesh. The psalmist said, "I will declare the
decree: Yehoah (YHVH/וֹהָהְי ( said, 'You are my Son, this day have I
begotten you'" (Psalm 2:7). David further distinguished the Father from the
Son when He said, "Yehoah (YHVH/וֹהָהְי (said to my Adonai (Lord), 'Sit on
my right hand until I make Your enemies Your footstool'" (Psalm 110:1; Luke
20:42; Acts 2:34; Hebrews 1:13, 10:13). No one can come to the Father
except by His Son (John 14:6). If you refuse the Son, you cannot know the
Father.
 
Daily Bread - May 30, 2019 (The Fifth Day - Genesis 1:20-23)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Thursday, 30 May 2019 05:04
1 John 2:21-22 - I have not written because you do not know the truth, but
because you know it, for there is not one lie that is of the truth. Who is
a liar? The one that denies that Jesus is the Christ: He is an antichrist
that denies the Father and the Son.

Part 1 ~ God's Definition of the Antichrist Spirit

It is not only a lie to deny the Lord Jesus Christ, it is the spirit of
antichrist. Also, to deny the Father and the Son is the spirit of
antichrist. Father gave His only begotten Son, and when we refuse to
believe the report that the Father gave of His Son, we make God a liar (1
John 5:10). It is here and in verse 18 that we first discover the word
"antichrist" in the Bible. God defines for us the antichrist spirit. There
were many antichrists during the days of John, and there are many
antichrists now. The person who is antichrist is more perfectly defined in
these verses: they are those who are of a lie and do not belong to the
truth (1 John 2:21-23). To believe in the Father and the Son, we must
recognize that they are the only true God, and that there is none beside
them.
 
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