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Daily Bread - November 15, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Thursday, 15 November 2018 07:17
Ephesians 4:30 - And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by Whom you are
sealed unto the day of redemption.

Part 4 - Sealed by the Holy Spirit

We have been sealed by the Holy Ghost, marked by His presence, and placed
under His leadership. By the Holy Spirit, we have been stamped with the
character of God, and called to be conformed to His image (Romans 8:29).
The seal is the mark that we have been purchased by God and are under His
protection (1 Corinthians 6:20; 1 Peter 1:5). We are taught the ways of God
by the Holy Spirit, and it is imperative we learn to be sensitive to His
leadership. If we are hard-hearted and self-reliant, then we will grieve
Him. Even worse, if we continue to rebel against His conviction and resist
Him, we will eventually lose all possibility of hearing His voice (Matthew
13:15; Acts 28:27; Hebrews 3:8, 15, 4:7).

Give all diligence to making your calling and election sure! (2 Peter
1:3-11)
 
Daily Bread - November 14, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 18:43
Ephesians 4:30 - And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by Whom you are
sealed unto the day of redemption.

Part 3 - Unity and Divine Love in the Church

In this passage, unwholesome speech is coupled with grieving the Holy
Spirit (v 29). Saying bad things against another brother or sister is one
of the ways to violate the nature of God and grieve the Holy Spirit. One of
the primary focuses of the Holy Spirit is to bring divine unity and oneness
to the Church (Ephesians 4:1-6, 15-16). Satan, the divider and accuser of
the brethren, does everything he can to stop such love -and we must be
careful not to participate with his evil (John 10:10; 1 Peter 5:8-9; 1
Corinthians 1:9-10; Romans 16:17-20; Revelation 12:10-11).

If we would only be devoted to walking in love and learning the love that
the Holy Spirit desires to teach us, we would find ourselves living in the
fullness of God. The fullness of God's glory and power would be accessed
and revealed through our lives if we would be devoted to these good things
(Ephesians 3:19; 1 John 4:16). God put the Holy Spirit in charge of leading
the people of Israel, that He might make unto Himself a glorious Name, and
He has sent the Holy Spirit to both live and dwell in us as His people
(Isaiah 63:14; John 14:16-17, 16:13-15). There is nothing like living in
the overwhelming spirit, soul, and body-shaking glory of the Holy Spirit!

Be filled with all the fullness of God! (Ephesians 3:16-21)
 
Daily Bread - November 14, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 18:43
Ephesians 4:30 - And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by Whom you are
sealed unto the day of redemption.

Part 3 - Unity and Divine Love in the Church

In this passage, unwholesome speech is coupled with grieving the Holy
Spirit (v 29). Saying bad things against another brother or sister is one
of the ways to violate the nature of God and grieve the Holy Spirit. One of
the primary focuses of the Holy Spirit is to bring divine unity and oneness
to the Church (Ephesians 4:1-6, 15-16). Satan, the divider and accuser of
the brethren, does everything he can to stop such love -and we must be
careful not to participate with his evil (John 10:10; 1 Peter 5:8-9; 1
Corinthians 1:9-10; Romans 16:17-20; Revelation 12:10-11).

If we would only be devoted to walking in love and learning the love that
the Holy Spirit desires to teach us, we would find ourselves living in the
fullness of God. The fullness of God's glory and power would be accessed
and revealed through our lives if we would be devoted to these good things
(Ephesians 3:19; 1 John 4:16). God put the Holy Spirit in charge of leading
the people of Israel, that He might make unto Himself a glorious Name, and
He has sent the Holy Spirit to both live and dwell in us as His people
(Isaiah 63:14; John 14:16-17, 16:13-15). There is nothing like living in
the overwhelming spirit, soul, and body-shaking glory of the Holy Spirit!

Be filled with all the fullness of God! (Ephesians 3:16-21)
 
Daily Bread - November 13, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 18:41
Ephesians 4:30 - And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by Whom you are
sealed unto the day of redemption.

Part 2 - Sensitivity to the Holy Spirit's Leading

The Holy Spirit was with Israel in the desert. He was afflicted with all of
their afflictions, but they rebelled and grieved Him, and He became their
enemy (Isaiah 63:10). God was grieved with the Nation of Israel because
they refused to learn His ways (Hebrews 3:10; 1 Corinthians 10:5-11).
Israel continued on in their murmuring and complaining no matter what God
did for them.

Important to note is that after all of Israel's sin and rebellion, God's
disposition had not changed: "But You are a God ready to pardon, gracious
and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in kindness, and did not forsake
them." (Nehemiah 9:17; Exodus 34:6).

For our part however, we must be careful lest our hearts become hardened
through the deceitfulness of sin (Hebrews 3:13). Through the hardness of
heart caused by sin, we will lose all sensitivity to the instruction and
leadership of the Holy Spirit. We need not pray, "Holy Spirit lead us," for
He is dedicated to this purpose. We need only pray that we be made
sensitive and yielded to His guidance and His will. If we would set our
hearts on perfect obedience, then we would give far more attention and care
toward His precious presence.

Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near!
(Isaiah 55:6)
 
Daily Bread - November 12, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Monday, 12 November 2018 07:57
Ephesians 4:30 - And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by Whom you are
sealed unto the day of redemption.

Part 1 - Consecrated to Holiness and Purity

The Holy Spirit is grieved by anything that is not holy. Therefore, we must
be careful not to give any place to the devil in our conduct and attitudes.
Anything contrary to unity and purity is a violation against the nature of
the Holy Spirit and causes Him grief - a grief we should also feel because
we have been born of the Spirit and united with His person. Whenever the
believer pollutes his purified soul with the acts of deceitfulness,
vengefulness, covetousness, or filthy thoughts, it is grievous to the Holy
Spirit. All of those things named in Ephesians 4:26-29 qualify as things
that grieve the Holy Spirit, and they must not be allowed. The most
precious thing we have is the seal of the Holy Spirit. Each one of us
should resolve to have the highest order of consecration to walk with God,
the Holy Ghost. We were purified by the blood of Jesus to give ourselves to
being pure even as Christ Jesus is pure (1 John 3:2-3). We must come to
understand that God demands we perfect holiness in the fear of God, for
that is what our Teacher has come to instruct us to do (2 Corinthians 7:1,
John 14:16-17, 16:13-15).

Look to Him, and He will guide you into all truth! (John 16:13)
 
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