Daily Bread - October 16, 2019 (The Fourth Day - Genesis 1:14-19)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 05:03
1 John 5:3-4 - For this is the love of God: that we keep His commandments,
and His commandments are not burdensome. Because everyone who is begotten
of God conquers the world - and this is the conquering power that conquered
the world: your faith.

Part 3 ~ The Conquering Power of Our Faith

The conquering power that we have is our faith. It is the faith of Jesus
Christ. It is the faith that has made all things new and brought forth the
new creation. It is found in our willingness to agree with God and believe
what He has said regarding who we are and what He has made us to be:
overcomers.

The faith that God lives in us and that we live in Him is the means by
which we overcome. It is the faith that we have received His power and
authority, and that nothing is impossible for anyone who will believe. This
is the faith that comes to us by the Word of God, and operates in our life
by the Spirit of God.

If we will believe what God has said and act upon it, then the faith of God
is activated, and the power of God becomes effective in our lives (Mark
11:22; Romans 10:17; Galatians 3:5; Philemon 1:6; James 2:26).
 
Daily Bread - October 15, 2019 (The Third Day - Genesis 1:9-13)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 05:19
1 John 5:3-4 - For this is the love of God: that we keep His commandments,
and His commandments are not burdensome. Because everyone who is begotten
of God conquers the world - and this is the conquering power that conquered
the world: your faith.

Part 2 ~ Power Over Every Form of Evil

John has mentioned eight specific attributes of those who are begotten of
God (1 John 2:29, 3:9, 4:7, 5:1, 4). The highlighted point is that everyone
who is born of God is identified as one who conquers and overcomes every
dimension of sin and iniquity that the spirit of the world attempts to
entice them with. We have been given power over everything that is in the
world: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life (1
John 2:16). There is no form of sin or power of Satan that has dominion
over us, because we have been born of God (Romans 6:1-23; 1 John 5:18).

Our assignment is to destroy every work of darkness wherever we find it
(Matthew 10:1; Mark 3:15; Luke 10:19; John 17:21-23). The sovereign God has
given to us His strength and His power, so that we may have His ability to
overthrow every power of darkness. We have power over every unclean spirit
and every god-defying thing in this world that would attempt to lead us
astray or prevent us from doing what pleases the Father (2 Corinthians
10:4-5; Ephesians 6:10-17; 2 Peter 1:3-4; 1 John 2:14).
 
Daily Bread - October 14, 2019 (The Second Day - Genesis 1:6-8)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Monday, 14 October 2019 12:28
1 John 5:3-4 - For this is the love of God: that we keep His commandments,
and His commandments are not burdensome. Because everyone who is begotten
of God conquers the world - and this is the conquering power that conquered
the world: your faith.

Part 1 ~ We Have Conquered the World in Jesus

The world and all of its lust war against us, opposing the commandments of
God (1 John 2:15-17). It is God's Word, His will and ways expressed in His
commands that empowers us with the insight and authority to conquer
everything the spirit of the world would throw at us.

The Greek word 'nikao' (νικάω) means "to conquer," and is a word that
describes those who are born of God (Romans 8:37). It is used in Luke 11:22
to describe how the strong man is conquered, and then again in John 16:33
to describe how Jesus conquered the world. All who are born of God also
conquer the world, just as Jesus conquered the world (John 20:21; 1 John
4:17; Revelation 3:21, 21:7).

'Nikao' is also used of the antichrist who will go forth conquering and to
conquer; but as for us, we have been given the power to overthrow and
overcome all the power of the devil, and nothing within the demonic realm
can hurt us (Luke 10:19). The One, Christ Jesus, Who conquered the world,
lives on the inside of us; and therefore, we have conquered every lying
power of darkness and the spirit of antichrist (1 John 4:3-4, reference
also: 1 John 2:13, 14, 3:24, and 1 John 4:13, 15, 16).
 
Daily Bread - October 12, 2019 (The Seventh Day - Genesis 2:1-3)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Saturday, 12 October 2019 09:15
1 John 5:2 - By this we know that we love the children of God: whenever we
love God and obey His commandments.

The reverse of the argument is also true. The only way we are ever going to
truly love the children of God is if we really love God! The proof we love
God and have His love in us is that we keep His commandments (John 14:15,
21, 24; and 1 John 2:4, 3:14, 17).
 
Daily Bread - October 11, 2019 (The Sixth Day - Genesis 1:24-31)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Friday, 11 October 2019 06:23
1 John 5:1 - Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been
begotten of God, and everyone who loves Him Who begat also loves those
begotten of Him.

Part 2 ~ Born of God to Live According to His Life

Those who have been born of God were given the authority to be the sons of
God (John 1:12). We were not born of flesh and blood when we were born
again, but by the will of God, through the Holy Spirit (John 1:13, 3:1-36).
We were given the ability to overcome the world! We walk and live by the
Spirit of God. Our manner of living is patterned after the life of God, our
Father Who begat us. As the children of our Heavenly Father, the fruits of
the Spirit will be manifested in our lives, and most importantly, the love
of God for the children of God. True love for God will result in our
obedience, which is the only legitimate response to His love (John 14:15,
21, 24; 1 John 2:4).
 
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