Daily Bread - August 1, 2019 (The Fifth Day - Genesis 1:20-23)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Thursday, 01 August 2019 22:16
1 John 3:15 - Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know
that anyone who is a murderer does not have eternal life abiding in him.

With God there is only love or hate, and hate is equivalent to murder. The
two times this word for murder, 'anthropoktonos' (ἀνθρωποκτόνος), is used
in the New Testament, it was used by John; firstly, in John 8:44, "You are
of your father the Devil, and you do the lust of your father. He was a
murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth..." and secondly
here in 1 John 3:15.

The eternal life we have abiding in us is the life of Jesus Christ. The
eternal life is the fountainhead of all the ways of God issuing forth from
our hearts. It is like a wellspring springing up and a river flowing out
(John 4:14, 7:38-39).
 
Daily Bread - July 31, 2019 (The Fourth Day - Genesis 1:14-19)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 19:34
1 John 3:14 - We know that we have passed from death to life because we
love the brethren. He that does not love his brother abides in death.
The First Epistle of John is a book of proofs that are based upon the
actions and deeds of a person - proofs that demonstrate if a person is born
of God or not. When we are born of God, we have passed from death to life.
Those who do not know God are of the evil one and are spiritually dead -
because their spiritual state and the fruits of their actions and deeds
demonstrate a life of unrighteousness (Romans 6:16; 1 John 3:7-8).

Again, in the second part of the verse, the book of proofs reveals yet
another evidence concerning where our hearts and spiritual lives really
are. We are supposed to be abiding in Christ Jesus, but if we do not walk
in the life that Christ Jesus modeled for us, then it is evidence that no
matter who we think or say we are, we abide in death.
 
Daily Bread - July 30, 2019 (The Third Day - Genesis 1:9-13)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 11:26
1 John 3:13 - And brethren, do not be surprised if the world hates you.

To believe we are going to win the favor of the world is just not
realistic. The world is governed and controlled by the prince and the power
of the air, the god of this world, who is at war against the Church
(Ephesians 2:2-3, 6:10-12, 1:17-23). Things will ultimately be so bad that
we will be hated by everyone for His name's sake (Matthew 10:22, 24:9). The
world hated Jesus (John 7:7). As hard as it is to believe, even though He
came in the greatest demonstration of love and gave His life to heal people
and set them free - still, He was hated. Just as the world hated Jesus,
they are going to hate us, and that should be no surprise to us (John
15:18; 1 John 3:13). Our response must be to lay down our lives and pour
out love regardless of what people are doing, or how they respond to the
Gospel. We are not of the world even as Jesus was not of this world, and if
we are going to live the life He has given us to live, they will hate us
just like they hated Him (John 15:19, 17:14).
 
Evangelist Carlos Annacondia
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Monday, 29 July 2019 09:28
"From the beginning of our ministry, God showed us that prayer and intense
intercession were a vital part of the spiritual victory that He would give
us. I’ve learned since then that in order to see Revival, we must humble
ourselves before God’s presence and pray with cry-out from the heart as
Jesus Christ did on Hebrews 5:7 “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had
offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him
that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared.” We
must cry-out to God in order to feel the compassion for the lost in which
Jesus have showed us while walking upon this earth. I have come to the
conclusion that without tears, there won’t be signs and wonders; without
tears, there won’t be salvations, without tears, there won’t be
deliverances; and lastly but not least without tears, there won’t be
Revival. The hearts are ready to receive the loving message of salvation,
Romans 8:19 “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.” It is the time and the moment to go and
share the good news to every creature and the signs will follow to those
that believe. Lets move forward and pass on the mantle to the next
generation."

-Senior Evangelist Carlos Annacondia.
 
Daily Bread - July 29, 2019 (The Second Day - Genesis 1:6-8)
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Monday, 29 July 2019 09:19
1 John 3:12 - Not as Cain who was of the evil one and murdered his brother
- and why did he murder him? - because his own works were evil, but his
brother's were righteous.

Cain was unwilling to do things God's way. He brought to God what he
thought would be acceptable to worship with, but God corrected him (Genesis
4:3, 7). However, Cain refused to listen to and obey God. Instead, he was
angry with his brother, because his brother was righteous and accepted by
God. His envy and jealousy was bigger than his desire to be right with God.
Cain chose rather to submit himself to the rebellion and stubbornness of
Satan, the evil one. As a result, the natural love of one brother for
another was displaced with hate - a hate that would compel Cain to murder
his brother. Just like Satan, Cain was not willing to remain in the truth,
and he became a murderer and a hater of those who were righteous (John
8:44).
 
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