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Daily Bread - June 9, 2017
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Friday, 09 June 2017 10:26
Galatians 5:6 - For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision, nor
uncircumcision matters; but faith working through love.

Faith works through love because it is only through our love relationship
with the Father that we are enabled to walk in this glorious salvation. If
we love him, we will do what He has asked us to do; and we will find a love
relationship that will result in union with God (John 14:15, 21, 15:10). We
discover that in the bond of this love relationship with God, we will ask
whatever we want, and God will do it for us (John 14:13-14; 1 John 3:22)
-just as the centurion asked Jesus, and the love that was in the asking
resulted in his servant being healed. Never was this faith that works by
love more beautifully expressed as when the woman kissed and washed Jesus'
feet with her tears, which then resulted in His gracious words: "your faith
has saved you" (Luke 7:36-50).

From the beginning of God's communication with man, He has called out to
mankind for his love (Deuteronomy 6:4-5). He created Adam to walk with Him
in this love, but Adam refused (Ephesians 1:4). Enoch was willing to walk
with God in this love relationship. As a result, he was taken into heaven
and has been there with the Father for about 5000 years (Hebrews 11:5). You
will never find God outside the realm of love, for love is the presiding
force and motive of everything He is and does (1 John 4:7-8). In this
interaction of love and adoration, you will find that the power, the
strength, and the glory of faith will overflow with its rich supply to your
every need (2 Corinthians 9:8; Philippians 4:19; Mark 12:29-30; Matthew
Daily Bread - June 8, 2017
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Thursday, 08 June 2017 08:24
1 Peter 1:15 - But according to His holy calling, you shall also be holy in
every behavior.

Holiness is our whole way of life in God. Our hearts have been united with
the heart of God through the miracle of the new birth. This is not holiness
by the law or by human efforts, but true holiness that has come to us by
the Holy Spirit. Holiness is the fire of God that fell upon the acceptable
sacrifice of a new creation by the spirit of holiness -the Holy Spirit.
Holiness is the nature of God, the Spirit of Christ, and the proof of
sonship (Romans 1:4; 8:14, 16; Galatians 4:6; 5:16, 25).

The Heavenly Father is the God Who has always answered by fire (1 Kings
18:24; Leviticus 9:24; Deuteronomy 4:24; Matthew 3:11; Hebrews 12:29). His
presence and His glory is as a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:33; 5:24, 26;
9:10; 18:16). When an offering was holy and acceptable to Him, He caused
His fire to fall upon it, and it was consumed with His presence. The fire
of God never fell upon an offering that was unclean, or in anyway
unacceptable. When the fire of God fell on any person who was not
acceptable to God, they were destroyed (Leviticus 10:1-3; Numbers 16:35-38;
2 Kings 1:9-10).

Through the blood of Jesus we were washed from all our uncleanness, and
made an offering acceptable unto God. The Spirit of Holiness fell upon us
and brought forth a new creation. The new creation becomes the holy
offering that can instantly and continually be baptized in the Holy Ghost
and fire through the ministry of Jesus.
Daily Bread - June 7, 2017
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 09:39
1 Corinthians 3:15 - If anyone's work shall be burned up, he will suffer
loss; but he will be saved from death, but as it were by fire.

The fire of God is seen throughout the Bible as part of the glory cloud
that surrounds God (Deuteronomy 4:24, 33, 5:24-26, 9:3,10, 18:16; Exodus
13:21-22, 14:24; Numbers 9:15; Ezekiel 1:4; Psalm 50:3; Revelation 4:5). It
is in this fire of His glory and presence that we have been baptized by
Jesus, and are commanded to remain and continually be filled with those
things that belong to God.

Every offering in the Old Covenant that was acceptable to God was presented
in the fire. The fire either fell on it from God, or fire was taken off of
the altar of God. The fire of God consumed it from off the altar, and
transferred it from the earthly into the heavenly (Leviticus 9:24; 1 Kings
18:24; 1 Chronicles 21:26; Romans 12:1; Joshua 13:14).

In the fire of God, no earthly thing can remain. Every false work and every
earthly work likened unto wood, stubble, or hay will be burned up. Only
those things that are of the nature and character of God, which last
forever, can remain in the fire of God. Those things like faith -that is
likened unto pure gold-remain, and are perfected in the midst of the fire
of God's presence (1 Peter 1:7).

If you will let the fire of God fall on you, every false work will be
burned up; and you will begin to participate in those things that have an
eternal reward (Matthew 3:11; Luke 3:16; Acts 2:3; 1 Corinthians 3:12-15).
God the Holy Spirit is calling out to you to purchase for yourself a life
of purity and truth that is likened unto gold on fire in the fire - so that
your spiritual garments may be spotless and clean (Revelation 3:18, 19:8;
Isaiah 24:15).
Daily Bread - June 6, 2017
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 09:00
Ephesians 6:16 - In everything, taking up the shield of faith, with which
you will be able to quench the fiery darts of the wicked.

Faith is a shield that will protect you from every kind of assault that
could be launched against you. Almighty God Himself is a shield about us,
and He is our faith (Psalm 3:3, 5:12, 18:35, 28:7, 33:20, 84:11). This is
not like the shield of any earthly army. This is a shield that surrounds us
from head to toe, front and back; for it is the glory of the Lord and the
shield of His presence. If God is going to be our shield, then we must put
our trust in Him (Proverbs 30:5). The faith of God is found in His Word;
and in His Word, we must trust. We must remain confident in the things that
God has spoken and the promises that He has made. If the armor of God is
going to be effective for us, then we must believe that His glory is both
in us and around us (John 14:17; Isaiah 4:5; Matthew 3:11).

The whole message of the armor of God is one of possessing the identity of
Christ, putting on the new man, and being clothed with the Lord Jesus -Who
is to us an armor of light and righteousness (Ephesians 4:24; Romans 13:12,
14; 2 Corinthians 6:7). This is the faith that puts out the fiery darts of
every satanic assault. Because of the strength of the Lord and the power of
His might, we are able to resist the attacks of the enemy steadfast in the
faith and execute divine authority and judgment over all of the powers of
darkness -to cast them out, throw them down, and stop their works wherever
we encounter them (1 Peter 5:8-9; Luke 10:19; 1 John 3:8; Mark 16:17;
Romans 16:20).

The conquering power that conquers everything that is in the world is our
faith (1 John 2:16, 5:4). Our faith has been granted to us by God. Through
His Word, and by His Spirit, He has given to us His knowledge,
understanding, and wisdom; so that we can stand in the truth and insight of
reality -and reject the lies and deception that would destroy our souls.
All we have to do is believe the truth and put our trust in God, and no
power of darkness can touch us. Every weapon formed against us will fall
powerless at our feet, for the Lord encamps around us! We dwell in His
pavilion, and we have made Him our habitation (Psalm 27:5, 31:20, 71:3,
91:9-10; John 15:4). His presence, anointing, glory, and the new creation
that He made is our shield of faith!
Daily Bread - June 5, 2017
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Monday, 05 June 2017 10:54
Ephesians 6:15 - And bind your feet with the preparation of the gospel of

We should not think of the army of God, and the individual soldiers in His
army, as maintaining a defensive posture. We are not holding down the fort,
but advancing the message of the Kingdom throughout the Earth. It is
important to realize that each one of us have the commission and the
responsibility to announce the gospel of peace to every person on Earth
(Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:18-19). One of the most effective weapons to stop
the attack of Satan against us individually is the word of our testimony
(Revelation 12:11; Romans 10:6-15; Luke 10:19).

The announcement of peace calms the raging storm, and breaks the stronghold
of death. Although Satan would blind the hearts and the minds of men so
that the gospel would be hid, we are given the authority to speak these
words of life that will break every yoke and render Satan's devices
ineffective. The glorious light of the gospel of peace will demolish
strongholds, set the captives free, and turn those in darkness to light and
from the power of Satan unto God (Luke 1:79; Acts 26:18; 2 Corinthians
10:4; Isaiah 60:1).

The feet that are prepared with the gospel of peace are called beautiful
feet (Isaiah 52:7). The prophet Isaiah gives the imagery of the swift deer
upon the mountaintops when speaking of those who bring the announcement of
the Gospel. We run throughout the Earth declaring to all mankind that
salvation is made available to everyone. Liberty has come! Men no longer
need to sit in darkness and remain slaves to sin! Those who have their feet
shod with the gospel of peace will not slip in the treacherous places;
their feet will be like hinds' feet, having the ability to walk upon the
high places in God with absolute authority over every power of darkness
(Psalms 17:5, 18:33, 36, 37:31; Habakkuk 3:19). It is the God of peace that
crushes Satan under our feet (Romans 16:20).

Proclaim the gospel of peace today everywhere you go!
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