Daily Bread - May 29, 2019 (The Fourth Day - Genesis 1:14-19)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 05:53
1 John 2:20 - And we have an anointing from the Holy One, and we know
everything.

Part 5 ~ Humility Hears

The Holy Spirit has come to be both with us and in us. Each person has been
given the honor of a personal and intimate relationship with the Holy
Spirit. Yet, if a person rejects God's divine order and rebels against the
order He established in His Church, it would be evident that they are not
listening to the Spirit of truth. We cannot be disobedient and rebellious
against what God has established and be in a position to say that we hear
from God. We should all walk in great humility that we have been given the
kind of relationship with the Holy Spirit that allows us to hear directly
from the Lord. There is an inner witness and a divine unction that those
whose hearts are right can come to rely on. Those who hear from the Lord
are going to be found doing what the Word of truth says. The Spirit of
truth will never lead someone to do something outside of the Word of truth.
God will never contradict Himself. Furthermore, if you love and honor the
anointing, then you are going to love and honor everyone who is anointed of
the Lord.

The Lord has poured out His Spirit upon all flesh, and the voice of
prophecy can be heard coming from all of God's people. The ministry of the
gifts of the Holy Spirit has been given to all of God's people. Yet, it is
important to understand that this outpouring of God's gifts and the
operation of those gifts are defined in the context of His Church (Acts
2:1-4; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 28; Colossians 1:18). God, the Holy Spirit,
has given to each person the manifestation of the Spirit: the word of
wisdom, the word of knowledge, discerning of spirits, prophecy, and
tongues. While God in His grace has made each person a vital part of the
expressions of all these Heavenly gifts, it should also be equally
appreciated that the Lord has given special gifts to lead, perfect, and
instruct the body of Christ: apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors, and
teachers (Ephesians 4:1-16). While we may all speak as the oracles of God,
it should be recognized that this is even more true of His overseers who
speak in His stead. Those who know and hear from God will be both submitted
to Him as well as His servants who represent Him (1 Corinthians 14:6; 1
Peter 4:11).
 
Daily Bread - May 28, 2019 (The Third Day - Genesis 1:9-13)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 04:57
1 John 2:20 - And we have an anointing from the Holy One, and we know
everything.

Part 4 ~ The Foundation of The Written Word of God

The Lord has given us the ability to know what eyes have not seen, ears
have not heard, and what the heart of man has never understood -all by the
revelation of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:9-10) The Holy Spirit has
come to lead us, guide us, teach us, and help us -we just need to learn to
listen.

The first and most important way in which the Lord speaks to us is by His
written Word. It is from the Word we learn the ways of God and the rules of
interacting with Him. It is through the Word of God that everything that is
taught must be proven. The Lord established His written Word before the
ministry of prophets began, and then it was both by the Word and the
accuracy of their prophecies that prophets were to be judged. Peter heard
the audible voice of the Lord, but called the Word a more certain
revelation (2 Peter 1:17-21).

Today, the Spirit of the Lord has been poured out upon all flesh so that
each person can walk in the unction and inner witness of the Holy Spirit.
Now each person can be taught directly by God, and can receive divine
insights directly from Him (John 6:45). For "they shall all be taught of
the Lord" (Isaiah 54:13; Jeremiah 31:34; Hebrews 8:11). Yet, this does not
eliminate the place God has given to those who He has placed in leadership
in His church to watch over our souls (Acts 20:28-32; Ephesians 4:11;
Hebrews 13:17). Furthermore, God would have every word, including the one
each individual receives or gives, established in the mouth of two or three
witnesses (Matthew 18:16; 1 Corinthians 14:29; 2 Corinthians 13:1).
 
Daily Bread - May 27, 2019 (The Second Day - Genesis 1:6-8)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Monday, 27 May 2019 14:25
1 John 2:20 - And we have an anointing from the Holy One, and we know
everything.

Part 3 ~ The Anointing Teaches Us to Dwell in Christ Jesus

To anoint literally means "to pour ointment upon." However, we have been
anointed in a special way: we received this anointing from God through the
new birth. God, Who has anointed us together with Christ Jesus, has given
us a new heart and a new spirit so that we may freely know everything in
His heart: what eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has ever been
understood in the past by man. (1 Samuel 16:13; Matthew 3:11; 1 Corinthians
2:9-11).

The anointing we have received teaches us to dwell in Christ Jesus and to
live His life. Everything in the Old Testament, whether object or person,
was consecrated to God by having the anointing oil poured upon it/him. When
a priest, king, or prophet was commissioned with a divine ability for
service, they were anointed with the holy oil. Today, we have been
transformed by the Spirit, and anointed to function as sons of God (John
1:12; 1 John 3:1). Having received the Spirit of truth and the Word of
truth, the saints know all those things that pertain to the truth because
we are in Christ Jesus and walk in the Spirit of truth. We may rest safely
knowing we are of the truth. We may be confident that because we are united
with Christ, we will not hear the voice of another (John 10:4-5, 27). We
live by the Word of God and may be confident that the Holy Spirit will
always lead us into all truth -that which was once delivered unto the
saints (Matthew 4:4, 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33; John 10:35, 16:11;
Romans 10:8-17, 16:26; 2 Corinthians 2:17, 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2
Timothy 3:16-4:2; Jude 3).
 
Daily Bread - May 25, 2019 (The Seventh Day - Genesis 2:1-3)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Saturday, 25 May 2019 07:14
1 John 2:20 - And we have an anointing from the Holy One, and we know
everything.

Part 2 ~ The Word of God and the Holy Spirit Teach Us All We Need!

John tells us in verse 24 how we are to let what we have heard from the
beginning abide in us. That which both they and we have heard from the
beginning is the Gospel: the message that we have been set free from
everything evil, and born into the Kingdom of the dear Son as sons and
daughters. God, Who in times past spoke to His people by the prophets, has
in these last days spoken to us by His Son, Who He has appointed as the
heir of all things; and Christ Jesus, the Son, is still speaking the same
thing today as He did in the beginning (John 6:63, 17:17; Hebrews 1:1-2).

It is the Word of the Scripture which testifies of Him; and the Word of
truth which He spoke, and the Spirit of truth Who testify of these things.
Therefore, if we abide in the Word and His Word abides in us, we know
everything Father requires of us. We know what is right and wrong, and who
is of the truth and who is not. It is by the Word of God that we test every
spirit, and judge between right and wrong teaching (1 Corinthians 14:29;
Galatians 1:8-9; 1 John 4:1-6).
 
Daily Bread - May 24, 2019 (The Sixth Day - Genesis 1:24-31)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Friday, 24 May 2019 05:24
1 John 2:20 - And we have an anointing from the Holy One, and we know
everything.

Part 1 ~ The Anointing To Be Taught Directly By God!

Every person who has been born of God has received an anointing. The
anointing we have received causes us to both know the truth, and know those
who are of the truth, specifically because of the fruits of righteousness
that those born of God produce (Matthew 7:17-20; John 15:4-5; Romans 6:22;
2 Corinthians 1:21; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11, Hebrews 12:11; James
3:17-18; 1 John 2:27).

The Holy Spirit Who came to lead us and guide us also strengthens us to
walk in every disposition of God (John 14:26, 16:13; 2 Peter 1:5-10; 1 John
1:7, 2:29, 3:7-8). The truth the Holy Spirit teaches us and leads us into
is the will of the Father described to us by the Word of God. Therefore, we
are without excuse. The will of God has been perfectly revealed, and
because our lives exist in Christ Jesus, the same anointing teaches us and
empowers us to do what God demands. Thus, the promises of God are fulfilled
as we are all being taught directly by God (Jeremiah 31:34; John 6:45;
Hebrews 8:11)!
 
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